Patents by Inventor Toshihiro Inoue

Toshihiro Inoue 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: 20210166932
    Abstract: A quadrupole mass spectrometer includes an ion source that ionizes a sample, a filter unit that includes a quadrupole and separates ions generated from the ion source according to mass, a detector that detects ions passing through the filter unit, a filter voltage controller that controls a filter voltage applied to the quadrupole to switch between a blocking mode in which ions entering the filter unit are not allowed to impinge on the detector and a passing mode in which ions entering the filter unit are allowed to impinge on the detector, the filter voltage including a radio-frequency voltage and a direct-current voltage, a baseline computing unit that computes a baseline based on outputs of the detector in the blocking mode, and an analyzing unit that outputs an analysis result of the sample based on outputs of the detector in the passing mode and the computed baseline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicants: HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei SASAI, Kazushi SASAKURA, Toshihiro IKEYAMA, Takahito INOUE, Hiroshi UCHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20210159773
    Abstract: A method for controlling a resonance type power converter including a first resonance circuit (L0, C0) and a shunt circuit (3), which converts and outputs the power of the DC power supply, shunting a current flowing into a first capacitor (CS) by controlling a second switching element (S2) during a predetermined period within turn-off period of a first switching element (S1), the first capacitor connected in parallel to the first switching element (S1), the second switching element (S2) included in the shunt circuit (3), and the first switching element (S1) operated in response to the resonance of the first resonance circuit (L0, C0).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro KAI, Kousuke SAITO, Shigeharu YAMAGAMI, Keisuke INOUE, Kraisorn THRONGNUMCHAI
  • Patent number: 10705567
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a portable information apparatus and the docking device. The docking device includes an impact sound generation mechanism that generates an impact sound when the portable information apparatus is placed on an apparatus placement portion. The impact sound generation mechanism includes: a detector configured to detect that the portable information apparatus is placed on the apparatus placement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Shigeki Mori, Toshihiro Inoue, Eiji Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20200049404
    Abstract: An elastomer drying method and a drying apparatus capable of preventing elastomer powder from being attached to an inner surface of a wall of a drying chamber. An elastomer drying method dries elastomer while an inner surface of a wall is wet by spraying water from a spray nozzle to the inner surface of the wall facing an orienter in a drying chamber. Further, an elastomer drying apparatus includes a drying chamber into which in-process elastomer is input and which dries the elastomer therein and water spray means for spraying water from a spray nozzle to the wall facing the orienter in the drying chamber so as to wet the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro INOUE, Hiroshi NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10452103
    Abstract: A docking device is provided. The docking device includes an engaging member that projects from an upper surface of a device chassis, which has a hook portion for engaging with and disengage from an engaging hole of a portable information apparatus, and which is movable between an engagement position at which the hook portion engages with the engaging hole and a disengagement position at which the engagement of the hook portion with the engaging hole is released; and a restricting member that is movable between a retraction position at which the engaging member is allowed to move from the engagement position to the disengagement position and a restriction position at which the movement of the engaging member from the engagement position to the disengagement position is restricted by coming in contact with the engaging member at a rear surface of the hook portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Kazuya Tatsuno, Hiroaki Agata, Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Tetsuo Ogawa, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10400809
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for omitting washers to reduce the number of parts, and keeping the fitting of two members fastened together even when the washers are omitted. The structure includes: a first member having a first screw hole; a second member facing the first member, having a second screw hole larger than the first screw hole, and threaded in a direction opposite to the first screw hole; and a fastener. The fastener includes, along a longitudinal direction: a first screw section having a diameter corresponding to the first screw hole; a second screw section between the first member and the second member, having a diameter corresponding to the second screw hole, and threaded in a direction opposite to the first screw section; a neck at least partially located in the second screw hole; and a head larger in the longitudinal direction than the second screw hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Uchiyama, Takayuki Morino, Toshihiro Inoue, Sara Akiyama, Shigehiro Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190094907
    Abstract: A docking device is provided. The docking device includes an engaging member that projects from an upper surface of a device chassis, which has a hook portion for engaging with and disengage from an engaging hole of a portable information apparatus, and which is movable between an engagement position at which the hook portion engages with the engaging hole and a disengagement position at which the engagement of the hook portion with the engaging hole is released; and a restricting member that is movable between a retraction position at which the engaging member is allowed to move from the engagement position to the disengagement position and a restriction position at which the movement of the engaging member from the engagement position to the disengagement position is restricted by coming in contact with the engaging member at a rear surface of the hook portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUYA TATSUNO, HIROAKI AGATA, YOSHIYUKI SHIBAYAMA, TETSUO OGAWA, TOSHIHIRO INOUE
  • Patent number: 10050364
    Abstract: A connector capable of connecting a flat cable accurately is provided and includes: a main body to which the terminal of a flat cable having notches formed on both sides can be connected; and an actuator having engaging portions engageable with the notches, respectively, to sandwich the flat cable with the main body so as to retain the flat cable in a connecting position. The actuator is configured to insert the engaging portions into the notches in a first position, and move to a second position in such a state that the engaging portions are engaged with the notches in order to draw the flat cable into a connecting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Morino, Yoshiharu Uchiyama, Masaaki Bandoh, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180073544
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for omitting washers to reduce the number of parts, and keeping the fitting of two members fastened together even when the washers are omitted. The structure includes: a first member having a first screw hole; a second member facing the first member, having a second screw hole larger than the first screw hole, and threaded in a direction opposite to the first screw hole; and a fastener. The fastener includes, along a longitudinal direction: a first screw section having a diameter corresponding to the first screw hole; a second screw section between the first member and the second member, having a diameter corresponding to the second screw hole, and threaded in a direction opposite to the first screw section; a neck at least partially located in the second screw hole; and a head larger in the longitudinal direction than the second screw hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Uchiyama, Takayuki Morino, Toshihiro Inoue, Sara Akiyama, Shigehiro Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 9559963
    Abstract: A communication system according to the present invention includes a plurality of ad hoc communication networks each formed by one or more communication units and one gateway and includes a monitoring server that monitors the ad hoc communication networks. The monitoring server determines on the basis of a monitoring result of load states of the gateways and a monitoring result of a congestion state of radio traffic whether it is necessary to carry out load distribution control for moving a communication unit subordinate to a first gateway to be subordinate to a second gateway set around the first gateway and, when determining that it is necessary to carry out the load distribution control, instructs at least one gateway of the first gateway and the second gateway to broadcast-deliver a signal including control information and instructing reselection of a gateway set as a participation destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mikoda, Hitoshi Kubota, Toshihiro Inoue, Mitsunobu Abe
  • Publication number: 20140376377
    Abstract: A communication system according to the present invention includes a plurality of ad hoc communication networks each formed by one or more communication units and one gateway and includes a monitoring server that monitors the ad hoc communication networks. The monitoring server determines on the basis of a monitoring result of load states of the gateways and a monitoring result of a congestion state of radio traffic whether it is necessary to carry out load distribution control for moving a communication unit subordinate to a first gateway to be subordinate to a second gateway set around the first gateway and, when determining that it is necessary to carry out the load distribution control, instructs at least one gateway of the first gateway and the second gateway to broadcast-deliver a signal including control information and instructing reselection of a gateway set as a participation destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mikoda, Hitoshi Kubota, Toshihiro Inoue, Mitsunobu Abe
  • Patent number: 8757964
    Abstract: A scroll structure of a rotary machine and a rotary machine is provided in which it is possible to achieve an improvement in reliability and functionality of a rotary machine such as a turbine and to achieve a reduction in size. Provided are a scroll main body that entirely covers an area surrounding an annular channel extending in a circular shape about a rotational axis in a rotating portion of a rotary machine and a cylindrical channel extending from the annular channel at the rotational axis side and extending towards the rotating portion; and a fitting portion that supports the scroll main body with respect to a support portion and a casing accommodating the scroll main body so as to enable expansion and contraction in a radial direction centered on the rotational axis, while restraining the scroll main body in the direction along the axial axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (Pty) Limited, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoki Yamashita, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 8613589
    Abstract: To provide a thermal insulation structure for a structural member and a scroll structure which can be easily used even in integrally constructed structural members and which can ensure reliability and thermal insulation properties. Provided are securing portions (52 and 53) extending outward from an outer wall of the structural member; a press plate (55) attached to the securing portions (52 and 53), with a gap between the press plate and the outer wall; and a thermal insulation member (56) disposed between the outer wall and the press plate (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (Pty) Limited, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoki Yamashita, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 8419099
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a vehicle body panel, a trim panel and a first mounting arrangement. The vehicle body panel includes interior and exterior attached panels. The exterior panel includes a base surface extending along a peripheral edge of the vehicle body panel and a mounting surface that is raised relative to an adjacent portion of the base surface. The mounting surface defines an aperture that extends to an opposite concave surface of the exterior panel. The base surface of the exterior panel abuts the interior panel along a majority of a perimeter of the mounting surface. The trim panel is coupled to the vehicle body panel. The first mounting arrangement couples the trim panel to the vehicle body panel and engages a periphery of the aperture through the mounting surface to at least partially retain the trim panel to the vehicle body panel in an installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Inoue, Hugo Fortin
  • Publication number: 20130020822
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a vehicle body panel, a trim panel and a first mounting arrangement. The vehicle body panel includes interior and exterior attached panels. The exterior panel includes a base surface extending along a peripheral edge of the vehicle body panel and a mounting surface that is raised relative to an adjacent portion of the base surface. The mounting surface defines an aperture that extends to an opposite concave surface of the exterior panel. The base surface of the exterior panel abuts the interior panel along a majority of a perimeter of the mounting surface. The trim panel is coupled to the vehicle body panel. The first mounting arrangement couples the trim panel to the vehicle body panel and engages a periphery of the aperture through the mounting surface to at least partially retain the trim panel to the vehicle body panel in an installed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Toshihiro INOUE, Hugo FORTIN
  • Patent number: 8350531
    Abstract: A secondary battery charge control method includes: a charge control step of executing charging by supplying a charge current to a secondary battery; a charge information acquisition step of acquiring information relating to the charging executed in the charge control step; a storage step of storing the information acquired in the charge information acquisition step as charge data; and a charge inhibition determination step of determining whether to inhibit the charging in the charge control step on the basis of the charge data of a previous cycle that have been stored in the storage step when charging in the charge control step is started again after charging in the charge control step has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naohisa Morimoto, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 8277520
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention pertains to a method for producing a negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, which comprises a paste preparing step of kneading a mixture containing a negative electrode active material, a binder resin having a glass transition temperature within a range from 20 to 40° C. and a dispersion solvent to prepare a negative electrode material mixture paste, a paste applying step of applying the negative electrode material mixture paste controlled to a temperature which is at least 10° C. higher than the glass transition temperature of the binder resin on a current collector to form a coating film, a coating film drying step of drying the coating film to form a negative electrode precursor, and a rolling step of rolling the negative electrode precursor to prepare a negative electrode having a negative electrode material mixture layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Inoue, Masao Fukunaga, Takafumi Oura
  • Publication number: 20110104529
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery pack provided with: a plurality of battery modules connected to one another to serve as a power source; a case for housing the battery modules; and respective output terminals for a positive pole and a negative pole of the above power source, the output terminals being disposed outside the case. Herein, at least one point in: a module/module connecting means for connecting the plurality of battery modules to one another inside of the case; and a module/output terminal connecting means for connecting the battery module and the output terminal inside of the case, is provided with a current-interrupting means capable of switching operating states thereof between: an active state in which a current is interrupted or a current of a predetermined value or higher is interrupted; and an inactive state in which a current is not interrupted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Toshihiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20100316491
    Abstract: To provide a thermal insulation structure for a structural member and a scroll structure which can be easily used even in integrally constructed structural members and which can ensure reliability and thermal insulation properties. Provided are securing portions (52 and 53) extending outward from an outer wall of the structural member; a press plate (55) attached to the securing portions (52 and 53), with a gap between the press plate and the outer wall; and a thermal insulation member (56) disposed between the outer wall and the press plate (55).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoki Yamashita, Toshihiro Inoue
  • Publication number: 20100296923
    Abstract: To provide a scroll structure of a rotary machine and a rotary machine in which it is possible to achieve an improvement in reliability and functionality of a rotary machine such as a turbine and to achieve a reduction in size of the rotary machine and the scroll structure. Provided are a casing (21) that entirely covers an area surrounding an annular channel extending in a circular shape about a rotational axis in a rotating portion of a rotary machine and a cylindrical channel extending from the annular channel at the rotational axis side and extending towards the rotating portion; and a fitting portion (23A) that supports the casing (21) with respect to a support portion accommodating the casing (21) so as to enable expansion and contraction in a radial direction centered on the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoki Yamashita, Toshihiro Inoue