Patents by Inventor Toshiaki Hirata

Toshiaki Hirata 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: 20210107265
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an impact-absorbing sheet having high impact resistance and excellent resistance against sebum. The present invention also aims to provide a double-sided adhesive sheet including the impact-absorbing sheet. Provided is an impact-absorbing sheet including an impact-absorbing layer, the impact-absorbing layer having a maximum value of loss tangent tan ? of 0.7 or more at a frequency of 1.0×103 to 1.0×106.5 Hz at 23° C. and having a degree of crystallinity of 2% or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki HIRATA, Yuki IWAI, Noriyuki UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200363768
    Abstract: A process cartridge includes a seal member contacting an image bearing member upstream in the rotation direction of the image bearing member from a cleaning member and allowing the developer to move from upstream in the rotation direction from the contact part between the seal member and the image bearing to downstream from the contact part while regulating movement from downstream to upstream from the contact part. The developer has surface protrusions containing an organic silicon polymer, wherein either (i) the work function of the seal member is greater than the work function of the developer when the developer has a negative charging polarity and is smaller than the work function of the developer when the developer has a positive charging polarity, or (ii) the absolute value of the difference between the work function of the seal member and the work function of the developer is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kazunori Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Kojima, Toshiaki Takeuchi, Yasukazu Ikami, Kosuke Ikada, Yoshihiro Mitsui, Yuichiro Hirata, Go Shindo, Akinobu Saito, Yuhei Terui, Noriyoshi Umeda, Tomonori Matsunaga, Shohei Kototani, Masamichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10541483
    Abstract: Provided is a plug connector having an insulator and a plug connector fixing bracket that is hard to collapse (break). A plug connector (15) is attachable to and detachable from a receptacle connector (35) and includes: a plug insulator having an outer wall that includes a pair of longitudinal walls and a pair of transverse walls together constituting an annular projection engageable with an engagement recess of the receptacle connector (35); a plug contact group arranged in a row and supported by the longitudinal wall of the outer peripheral wall, contacts a receptacle contact group when the annular projection is fit into the engagement recess, and is connected to a circuit pattern of a plug side circuit board; and a plug connector fixing bracket mounted on the transverse walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kirara Hirata, Toshiaki Sugiki
  • Patent number: 8230057
    Abstract: A management computer includes a memory storing toplogical information including identifiers of ports of computers, storage apparatuses, and switches. The management computer includes a processor, which is configured to: collect a plurality of performance information of the ports, and a plurality of access times from computer ports to the storage apparatuses; evaluate that a certain access time among the plurality of access times exceeds a predetermined allowable range; search a first access path to which the certain access time corresponds; search at least one second access path starting from a first computer port on the first access path; and search performance information of certain ports which are on the at least one second access path in order to display the searched performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20120179815
    Abstract: A management computer includes a memory storing toplogical information including identifiers of ports of computers, storage apparatuses, and switches. The management computer includes a processor, which is configured to: collect a plurality of performance information of the ports, and a plurality of access times from computer ports to the storage apparatuses; evaluate that a certain access time among the plurality of access times exceeds a predetermined allowable range; search a first access path to which the certain access time corresponds; search at least one second access path starting from a first computer port on the first access path; and search performance information of certain ports which are on the at least one second access path in order to display the searched performance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 8171126
    Abstract: A management computer includes a memory storing toplogical information including identifiers of ports of computers, storage apparatuses, and switches. The management computer includes a processor, which is configured to: collect a plurality of performance information of the ports, and a plurality of access times from computer ports to the storage apparatuses; evaluate that a certain access time among the plurality of access times exceeds a predetermined allowable range; search a first access path to which the certain access time corresponds; search at least one second access path starting from a first computer port on the first access path; and search performance information of certain ports which are on the at least one second access path in order to display the searched performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20120036258
    Abstract: A management computer includes a memory storing toplogical information including identifiers of ports of computers, storage apparatuses, and switches. The management computer includes a processor, which is configured to: collect a plurality of performance information of the ports, and a plurality of access times from computer ports to the storage apparatuses; evaluate that a certain access time among the plurality of access times exceeds a predetermined allowable range; search a first access path to which the certain access time corresponds; search at least one second access path starting from a first computer port on the first access path; and search performance information of certain ports which are on the at least one second access path in order to display the searched performance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 8082338
    Abstract: A management computer includes a memory storing toplogical information including identifiers of ports of computers, storage apparatuses, and switches. The management computer includes a processor, which is configured to: collect a plurality of performance information of the ports, and a plurality of access times from computer ports to the storage apparatuses; evaluate that a certain access time among the plurality of access times exceeds a predetermined allowable range; search a first access path to which the certain access time corresponds; search at least one second access path starting from a first computer port on the first access path; and search performance information of certain ports which are on the at least one second access path in order to display the searched performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20110238831
    Abstract: A management computer includes a memory storing toplogical information including identifiers of ports of computers, storage apparatuses, and switches. The management computer includes a processor, which is configured to: collect a plurality of performance information of the ports, and a plurality of access times from computer ports to the storage apparatuses; evaluate that a certain access time among the plurality of access times exceeds a predetermined allowable range; search a first access path to which the certain access time corresponds; search at least one second access path starting from a first computer port on the first access path; and search performance information of certain ports which are on the at least one second access path in order to display the searched performance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 7987256
    Abstract: A storage network system includes computers, storage systems, connection devices that control connection relations between the computers and the storage system, and a managing device that manages the computers, the storage system and the connection devices. The managing device includes a control section that specifies connection ports of the computers, the storage system and the connection devices that compose the storage network system. Further, the control device of the managing device displays on a display section a data traffic amount at each of the connection ports for each connection path from the computer to the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20110052779
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition for beverage use comprising an acidic soluble protein, and one or two or more powdery or granular salts selected from the group consisting of alkali metal salts of organic acids and water-soluble basic salts, wherein at least the acidic soluble protein is granulated. Furthermore, the present invention provides a process for producing a composition for beverage use containing an acidic soluble protein, comprising: adding to the acidic soluble protein one or two or more powdery or granular salts selected from alkali metal salts of organic acids and water-soluble basic salts in a proportion of 0.01 to 10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the acidic soluble protein, and subjecting at least the acidic soluble protein to granulation. In the composition for beverage use, the formation of undissolved lumps when the composition is dissolved in water is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: MEIJI SEIKA KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Nobutaka Yahiro, Takuya Kodama, Takayasu Fukuyama
  • Publication number: 20100082806
    Abstract: A storage network system includes computers, storage systems, connection devices that control connection relations between the computers and the storage system, and a managing device that manages the computers, the storage system and the connection devices. The managing device includes a control section that specifies connection ports of the computers, the storage system and the connection devices that compose the storage network system. Further, the control device of the managing device displays on a display section a data traffic amount at each of the connection ports for each connection path from the computer to the storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki HIRATA, Motoaki HIRABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 7680921
    Abstract: A management system of one embodiment of the invention has a management computer and a managed computer which is managed by the management computer. The management computer comprises a communication device configured to receive operating data of a monitoring object inside a managed computer and information relating to an event. A processor is configured to identify from the operating data received by the communication device a portion of the operating data which relates to the event, based on the operating data and the information relating to the event indicating trouble occurrence or performance decrement of the monitoring object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Emaru, Toshiaki Hirata
  • Patent number: 7664758
    Abstract: An integrated database system comprises a plurality of database systems connected to one another through a network, each of the plurality of database systems managing its own stored data independently of the other database systems and accessing the stored data in accordance with an access request, and an integrated database unit connected to the network. The integrated database unit includes a directory database which stores a correspondence between each of the data stored in the plurality of database systems and a database system in which each of the data is stored, a directory control unit which acquires, by using the directory database, directory information corresponding to target data of the accepted access request, a database identifying unit which identifies a database system, and a database control unit which issues, on the basis of the acquired directory information, an access request to the database system having the target data of the accepted access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Urano, Kenichi Yoshida, Shigeru Miyake, Toshiaki Hirata, Masaaki Oya, Atsushi Mitomi
  • Patent number: 7610369
    Abstract: A storage network system includes computers, storage systems, connection devices that control connection relations between the computers and the storage system, and a managing device that manages the computers, the storage system and the connection devices. The managing device includes a control section that specifies connection ports of the computers, the storage system and the connection devices that compose the storage network system. Further, the control device of the managing device displays on a display section a data traffic amount at each of the connection ports for each connection path from the computer to the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20080301325
    Abstract: A storage network system includes computers, storage systems, connection devices that control connection relations between the computers and the storage system, and a managing device that manages the computers, the storage system and the connection devices. The managing device includes a control section that specifies connection ports of the computers, the storage system and the connection devices that compose the storage network system. Further, the control device of the managing device displays on a display section a data traffic amount at each of the connection ports for each connection path from the computer to the storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 7437723
    Abstract: In an environment in which programs are executed on a plurality of computers connected to a network, a program distribution managing system facilitates, when a reference relationship exists between programs on mutually different execution computers, management for distribution and deletion of applications. The system includes a distribution information supplier to supply information indicating a status of distribution of a program to be executed on either one of the computers, a reference information supplier to supply information concerning a type of the execution program as a reference destination of the program, and a reference destination managing section to acquire a location to which the execution program as a reference destination of the execution program is distributed according to information from the distribution information supplier and information from the reference information supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd
    Inventors: Kenichi Kihara, Toshiaki Hirata, Katsuo Nakashima, Kenichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7412504
    Abstract: A storage network system includes computers, storage systems, connection devices that control connection relations between the computers and the storage system, and a managing device that manages the computers, the storage system and the connection devices. The managing device includes a control section that specifies connection ports of the computers, the storage system and the connection devices that compose the storage network system. Further, the control device of the managing device displays on a display section a data traffic amount at each of the connection ports for each connection path from the computer to the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 7412506
    Abstract: A storage network system includes computers, storage systems, connection devices that control connection relations between the computers and the storage system, and a managing device that manages the computers, the storage system and the connection devices. The managing device includes a control section that specifies connection ports of the computers, the storage system and the connection devices that compose the storage network system. Further, the control device of the managing device displays on a display section a data traffic amount at each of the connection ports for each connection path from the computer to the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hirata, Motoaki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 7412509
    Abstract: A control system, computer, method and computer program that imposes a monitoring load to the extent necessary to carry out pattern analysis on the operation of a system and failure analysis and does not apply any excessive monitoring load. The invention includes an interface for receiving an operation performance metric value of each of a plurality of first monitored items from a monitored computer, and a control section for, based on the operation performance metric value of each first monitored item, determining a second monitored item whose data should be obtained and instructing the monitored computer to obtain an operation performance metric value of the second monitored item which is associated with each first monitored item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Murase, Toshiaki Hirata