Patents by Inventor Tomoya Hirano

Tomoya Hirano has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220214590
    Abstract: An electrochemical device includes a first substrate and a second substrate disposed face-to-face and each including an opposing electrode disposed on an opposing surface, and an electrolytic solution provided between the first substrate and the second substrate containing a solvent, a supporting electrolyte, a mediator, and an electrodeposition material containing Ag wherein the mediator contains one or more of Mo, Sn, Nb, Sb, and Ti.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya HIRANO, Yuki HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20220173165
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion module includes photoelectric conversion elements electrically coupled. The photoelectric conversion elements each sequentially include first electrode, photoelectric conversion layer, and second electrode. The photoelectric conversion module includes first photoelectric conversion element, second photoelectric conversion element, coupling portion to couple the first and second photoelectric conversion elements in series, first partition portion, and second partition portion. The first electrode or the second electrode forming the first photoelectric conversion element includes a contact region in contact with the coupling portion. A value of X/(Y?X) is 0.3 or greater, where X denotes a length of the contact region and Y denotes a predetermined length in the coupling direction around the contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Takaya ITO, Ryota ARAI, Tomoya HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20220173263
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion module includes photoelectric conversion elements electrically coupled. The photoelectric conversion elements each sequentially include first electrode, photoelectric conversion layer, and second electrode. The photoelectric conversion module includes first photoelectric conversion element, second photoelectric conversion element, and coupling portion to couple the first and second photoelectric conversion elements in series. The first electrode or the second electrode forming the first photoelectric conversion element includes a contact region in contact with the coupling portion, and a contactless region in contactless with the coupling portion and at a side of the first photoelectric conversion element relative to the coupling portion. The length of the contactless region in a coupling direction in which the first and second photoelectric conversion elements are coupled to each other is 30 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Ryota ARAI, Takaya ITO, Tomoya HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20220146899
    Abstract: An optical element according to some embodiments includes: a plurality of lower electrodes spread on a surface of a lower substrate and including first and second lower electrodes arranged adjacent in a first direction in the lower substrate plane; a plurality of upper electrodes spread on a surface of an upper substrate and including a first upper electrode that faces the first lower electrode and a second upper electrode that faces a portion of the first lower electrode and the second lower electrode; and a conductive member that is sandwiched between and electrically connects the first lower electrode and the second upper electrode, the conductive member being selectively disposed in an overlap region in which the first lower electrode and the second upper electrode overlap when the first lower electrode and the second upper electrode are projected on a virtual plane parallel to the lower substrate or the upper substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20210274259
    Abstract: A video distribution server according to one embodiment of the present invention encourages communication among viewers of a live video, while strengthening the relationship between a distributor of the live video and each of the viewers. The server provides a live video distribution service for distributing and viewing live videos to users via user terminals. The server generates a combo when an input of an item by each of a plurality of viewers of the live video satisfies a predetermined combo condition, thus encouraging communication among the viewers of the live video. In addition, the benefit is given to the distributor upon the generation of the combo, which may strengthen the relationship between the distributor and each of the viewers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Mizuta, Mari Kurihara, Tomoya Hirano, Eri Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20210172072
    Abstract: Provided is a method for treating a surface of an aluminum article capable of imparting an effective anchoring effect to a surface of the aluminum article and enabling a strong chemical bond between the surface of the aluminum article and an organic material layer such as a coated resin layer or a laminated FRP applied to the surface without using a chemical solution that is not easy to treat. In the method for treating a surface of an aluminum article according to the present invention, the surface of the aluminum article is subjected to at least one of an etching treatment, a boehmite treatment, and a zirconium treatment, and then further subjected to at least one of a silane coupling agent treatment, an isocyanate compound treatment, and a thiol compound treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuo OTANI, Tomoya HIRANO, Shinji NUMAO
  • Patent number: 10996534
    Abstract: An electro-chemical device having a cell thickness of 1 ?m-1000 ?m, comprising a first and a second substrate disposed to face each other, and having electrodes on facing surfaces, transparent electrolyte solution sandwiched between the first and the second substrates, containing electro-deposition material containing Ag, mediator, supporting electrolyte, and solvent, and having optical density not larger than 0.1 in visible light range of wavelength 400 nm-800 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya Hirano
  • Patent number: 10831078
    Abstract: A high-quality electrochemical optical device includes: first and second substrates having electrodes so that the electrodes of the second substrates are arranged to correspondingly face the electrodes of the first substrate; reaction/ion conduction layers each disposed between one electrode of the first substrate and a corresponding one electrode of the second substrate; and conduction materials disposed between the first and second substrates and between the reaction/ion conduction layers. Electrochemical optical element regions are defined in a tiling fashion at respective positions of the reaction/ion conduction layers to correspondingly include the electrodes of the first and second substrates, and the reaction/ion conduction layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya Hirano
  • Patent number: 10813556
    Abstract: An estimation device includes at least one of a facial skin temperature acquisition unit and a facial photographic image acquisition unit, and an evaluation unit. The facial skin temperature acquisition unit acquires, in time-series, facial skin temperature data of a facial surface of a subject to which brain function activation information is provided. The facial photographic image acquisition unit obtains, in time-series, facial photographic image data obtained by imaging the facial surface of the subject to which the brain function activation information is provided. The evaluation unit evaluates a degree of interest of the subject based on at least one of the facial skin temperature data acquired by the facial skin temperature acquisition unit and the facial surface photographic image data acquired by the facial surface photographic image data acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10786207
    Abstract: A physiological state determination system includes a CPU and a camera. The camera acquires a photographic image data of a time-series change in facial data of a subject to which brain function activation information that activates human brain function was provided. The CPU determines a mental or physical physiological state of the subject based on facial change information corresponding to the photographic image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Takahiro Hirayama, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10733426
    Abstract: A driver state determination device includes a facial change information acquisition unit acquiring facial change information indicating a time-series change in facial data of a subject, and a driver state determination unit determining the driver state of the subject based on the facial change information. The subject is selected from the group consisting of a subject driving a machine from when brain function activation information that activates human brain function is provided, a subject driving a machine from when the brain function activation information provided to the subject driving the machine is detected, and a subject performing a predetermined operation on a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10709338
    Abstract: A useful information presentation device includes a facial skin temperature acquisition unit and/or a blood circulation volume acquisition unit, a brain activity estimation unit, and a useful information presentation unit. The facial skin temperature acquisition unit acquires facial skin temperature data in time-series. The blood circulation volume acquisition unit acquires photographic image data by imaging the facial surface in time-series. The brain activity estimation unit decomposes the facial skin temperature data and/or the facial blood circulation volume data into a plurality of components by singular value decomposition, principal component analysis, or independent component analysis, and the brain activity estimation unit estimating brain activity of the subject based on the plurality of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10639525
    Abstract: A golf club set includes a plurality of golf clubs 1 having different loft angles. The golf clubs 1 include at least one 1st golf club 1A having a loft angle of less than 34 degrees, and at least one 2nd golf club 1B having a loft angle of not less than 34 degrees. Each of the at least one 1st golf club 1A and the at least one 2nd golf club 1B comprises a clubface 3 provided with a plurality of face grooves 8 having a depth. The depth of the face grooves 8 of the at least one 2nd golf club 1B is larger than the depth of the face grooves 8 of the at least one 1st golf club 1A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyoshi Ueda, Masahiko Ueda, Shimpei Oyama, Yuki Nagano, Satoru Hanamitsu, Tomoya Hirano, Kenji Kii, Hiroshi Abe, Yasushi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10615682
    Abstract: An electrically driven vehicle inverter device includes a smoothing capacitor, a discharge resistor, a discharge resistor and first and second discharge switching elements connected in series between both ends of the smoothing capacitor, and a clamp circuit provided for at least one of the first and second discharge switching elements. The clamp circuit includes a reverse flow prevention element and a constant voltage generation element that causes a constant voltage drop when a voltage across the constant voltage generation element exceeds a value determined in advance, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakamura, Tomoya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190351176
    Abstract: An oxygen concentrator includes an oxygen generation unit, an oxygen discharge unit, a respiration waveform sensor connected to at least one of a passage and a cannula, a respiration waveform storage unit that stores a respiration waveform detected by the sensor, a flow amount adjustment unit provided on the passage, and a control unit that controls the flow amount adjustment unit based on the respiration waveform detected. The passage connects the generation unit to the discharge unit. The cannula is attached to the discharge unit. The flow amount adjustment unit discharges the oxygen from the discharge unit, when the sensor does not detect the respiration waveform. The flow amount adjustment unit does not discharge the oxygen from the discharge unit for a predetermined time during an exhalation time, based on the respiration waveform detected by the respiration waveform sensor, when the sensor detects the respiration waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Keita KONDOU, Tomoya HIRANO, Takehiko HIEI, Makoto IWAKAME
  • Patent number: 10478682
    Abstract: A golf club set includes at least one first golf club whose loft angle is not less than 46 degrees and less than 56 degrees, and at least one second golf club whose loft angle is not less than 56 degrees and less than 60 degrees. The first and second golf clubs each comprise a face provided with score lines each formed by a groove having a groove bottom and a pair of opposite grooves walls which are inclined at an inclination angle with respect to a normal direction to the face so that the groove width between the opposite grooves walls is increased from the groove bottom toward the face. The inclination angle of the groove walls of the score lines of the first golf club is in the range from 28 to 42 degrees. The inclination angle of the groove walls of the score lines of the second golf club is in the range from 23 to 37 degrees and smaller than that of the first golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyoshi Ueda, Masahiko Ueda, Shimpei Oyama, Yasushi Sugimoto, Takashi Nakamura, Tomoya Hirano
  • Patent number: 10459306
    Abstract: An optical element comprises a first electrode; a second electrode partially including insulating areas; a seal frame member located between the first electrode and the second electrode; an electrolyte layer that fills a space defined by the first substrate, the second substrate, and the seal frame member; a first connection electrode disposed outside the seal frame member on the surface of the first substrate facing the second substrate; and a second connection electrode disposed outside the seal frame member on the surface of the second substrate facing the first substrate, wherein, in an area surrounded by the seal frame member, a proportion of the insulating areas of the second electrode included in an unit area relatively close to the first connection electrode is higher than that included in an unit area positioned in the middle of the seal frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190282862
    Abstract: A golf club set includes a plurality of golf clubs 1 having different loft angles. The golf clubs 1 include at least one 1st golf club 1A having a loft angle of less than 34 degrees, and at least one 2nd golf club 1B having a loft angle of not less than 34 degrees. Each of the at least one 1st golf club 1A and the at least one 2nd golf club 1B comprises a clubface 3 provided with a plurality of face grooves 8 having a depth. The depth of the face grooves 8 of the at least one 2nd golf club 1B is larger than the depth of the face grooves 8 of the at least one 1st golf club 1A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyoshi UEDA, Masahiko UEDA, Shimpei OYAMA, Yuki NAGANO, Satoru HANAMITSU, Tomoya HIRANO, Kenji KII, Hiroshi ABE, Yasushi SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190155062
    Abstract: An electro-chemical device having a cell thickness of 1 ?m-1000 ?m, comprising a first and a second substrate disposed to face each other, and having electrodes on facing surfaces, transparent electrolyte solution sandwiched between the first and the second substrates, containing electro-deposition material containing Ag, mediator, supporting electrolyte, and solvent, and having optical density not larger than 0.1 in visible light range of wavelength 400 nm-800 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20190123635
    Abstract: An electrically driven vehicle inverter device includes a smoothing capacitor, a discharge resistor, a discharge resistor and first and second discharge switching elements connected in series between both ends of the smoothing capacitor, and a clamp circuit provided for at least one of the first and second discharge switching elements. The clamp circuit includes a reverse flow prevention element and a constant voltage generation element that causes a constant voltage drop when a voltage across the constant voltage generation element exceeds a value determined in advance, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKAMURA, Tomoya HIRANO