Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Hashimoto

Yoshihiro Hashimoto 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).

  • Patent number: 11541361
    Abstract: In order to provide a dispersion method and a dispersion apparatus capable of mixing a material to be processed and a dispersion medium having no affinity with each other using a single apparatus without using a dispersant, there are provided a quantitative supply mechanism quantitatively supplying a material to be processed, a suction stirring mechanism primarily including a suction stirring pump in which the material to be processed and a dispersion medium are subjected to negative pressure suction by a negative pressure suction force generated by rotation of a rotating blade and the suctioned material to be processed and the dispersion medium are stirred and mixed by the rotating blade and are allowed to pass through a throttle passage to cause cavitation, and a plasma generating mechanism generating a plasma in bubbles formed due to cavitation in a mixed liquid of the material to be processed and the dispersion medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: NIHON SPINDLE MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., UNIVERSITY OF HYOGO, KABUSHIKI KAISHA DAINICHI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Keiichi Asami, Yoshihiro Oka, Yoshimi Nishimura, Tomohiro Hashimoto, Katsuhiko Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 11520276
    Abstract: A charging device includes a charging member that is rotatable and contacts and electrically charges a surface of a charging target member; and a cleaning member that is rotatable and cleans a surface of the charging member, wherein the cleaning member includes a core bar extending in a lengthwise direction, a foam member that is helically wound around the core bar while forming a gap in the lengthwise direction and contacts the charging member, and a first adhesive agent that is provided between the foam member and the core bar, the first adhesive agent contacting a part of the foam member and another part of the foam member that are formed to adjoin each other in the lengthwise direction via the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Ebe, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Daiki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11492731
    Abstract: A method of producing a partially separated fiber bundle wherein, while a fiber bundle includes a plurality of single fibers travels along a lengthwise direction of the fiber bundle, a separator provided with a plurality of projected parts is penetrated into the fiber bundle to create a separation-processed part, and entangled parts, where the single fibers are interlaced, are formed at contact parts with the projected parts in at least one separation-processed part, thereafter the separator is removed from the fiber bundle, and after passing through an entanglement accumulation part including the entangled parts, the separator is penetrated again into the fiber bundle, characterized in that a separation processing time t1 during being penetrated with the separator and a time t2 from being removed with the separator to being penetrated again into the fiber bundle satisfy Equation (1): 0.03?t2/(t1+t2)?0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Motohashi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Miyoshi, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Tamotsu Suzuki, Chiasa Sato
  • Publication number: 20220324713
    Abstract: Methods for disaggregating nanodiamond clusters, for example, by using sonication to break apart nanodiamond aggregates in an aqueous slurry having an alkaline pH. Compositions, such as aqueous nanodiamond dispersions and dry particulate compositions can be produced using these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Vadym Mochalin, Atsushi Kume, Yoshihiro Inamoto, Masumi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20220312191
    Abstract: A setting apparatus includes: a CPU and a memory connected to the CPU. The memory is configured to store information regarding each of a plurality of users individually using a single space. The CPU is configured to perform: identifying a user to use the space; authenticating the user identified in the identifying; setting devices provided in the space based on the information stored in the memory. The information stored in the memory includes: first information; and second information given stricter restriction than the first information. The CPU is configured to perform: the setting including performing a predetermined setting of the devices provided in the space based on the first information of the user identified in the identifying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsugi, Kazune Furudo, Naoki Shibata, Naoki Kikuchi, Shigeki Takahashi, Yuki Matsuura, Shogo Usui, Koji Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20220299077
    Abstract: This disk brake includes an attachment member that has support portions movably supporting a pair of brake pads, and a caliper that pressurizes the brake pads against a disk. The attachment member has outer circumferential frame portions, a coupling beam portion, and support main body portions. The outer circumferential frame portions extend in a disk circumferential direction so as to cover the disk while straddling the disk. The coupling beam portion couples the support portions to each other. The support main body portions form the support portions. The outer frame constituting portions constitute the outer frames of the support main body portions. Positions of disk-axially outward side end surfaces in a disk axial direction are the same as positions of the disk-axially outward side end surfaces of the caliper or on sides outward in the disk axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Miyuki UNO, Junichi HASHIMOTO, Shinji SUZUKI, Yoshihiro IWAMA, Masaru ODA
  • Publication number: 20220172934
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing a condition of a chamber in a substrate processing apparatus, includes cleaning an interior of the chamber; generating a plasma from a gas containing a helium gas in the chamber; measuring an emission intensity of fluorine in the interior of the chamber; and diagnosing the condition of the chamber based on the emission intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshihiro HASHIMOTO, Ryuji OHTANI
  • Publication number: 20220137544
    Abstract: A charging device includes a charging member that is rotatable and contacts and electrically charges a surface of a charging target member; and a cleaning member that is rotatable and cleans a surface of the charging member, wherein the cleaning member includes a core bar extending in a lengthwise direction, a foam member that is helically wound around the core bar while forming a gap in the lengthwise direction and contacts the charging member, and a first adhesive agent that is provided between the foam member and the core bar, the first adhesive agent contacting a part of the foam member and another part of the foam member that are formed to adjoin each other in the lengthwise direction via the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki EBE, Yoshihiro HASHIMOTO, Daiki MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210287862
    Abstract: An input device includes an manipulating part, a movable member fixed to the manipulating part and having a rotating shaft, a fixing member configured to rotatably support the rotating shaft so that the movable member is rotatable, a flex sensor disposed on the manipulating part and configured to detect flexing of the manipulating part, a switch disposed on the movable member or the fixing member, pressed by a rotating operation of the movable member, and configured to switch between an on state and an off state when a flexing amount of the manipulating part reaches a predetermined amount, and a signal processor configured to output a control signal, based on a first output signal of the flex sensor, and a second output signal of the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro TOMIYAMA, Takeaki MAEHATA, Yoshihiro HASHIMOTO, Yukio MIURA, Kazunari TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200391318
    Abstract: What is provided is an electric resistance welded steel pipe manufacturing device that is configured to perform welding while forming a strip-shaped steel sheet in a tubular shape and supplying a plasma flow to a pair of abutment end surfaces to perform shielding. The electric resistance welded steel pipe manufacturing device includes a mandrel; and a plasma flow feeder that is provided in the mandrel to supply the plasma flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro WATANABE, Hideki HAMATANI, Fuminori WATANABE, Kimiharu TANAKA, Yusuke TAKEDA, Yuya TOMONAGA, Yoshihiro HASHIMOTO, Masahide HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200246906
    Abstract: The welding operation monitoring system includes an image capturing device that is disposed on a side opposite to a side to which the plasma flow is supplied out of a pipe inside and a pipe outside of the strip-shaped steel sheet formed in a tubular shape, and is configured to capture a color image including a plasma flow over the V-shaped region; and a welding operation monitoring device that is configured to generate a specific color component image obtained by extracting a specific color component from the color image, and specifies a V-shaped display region, which is a region corresponding to the V-shaped region within the color image, on the basis of the V-shaped region shown in the specific color component image, thereby analyzing a state of the welding operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi SUGIHASHI, Kotaro WATANABE, Yoshihiro HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200167600
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a positioning information obtainer, a level-of-importance obtainer, a degree-of-agreement obtainer, and a calculator. The positioning information obtainer obtains information on positions of statements in an argument. The level-of-importance obtainer obtains levels of importance of the statements for a claim in the argument in accordance with the positions of the statements. The degree-of-agreement obtainer obtains a degree of agreement indicating a degree to which participants in the argument agree on each of the statements. The calculator calculates a degree of claim agreement of the claim and a degree of claim certainty of the claim from the levels of importance and the degrees of agreement on the statements. The degree of claim agreement indicates a degree to which the participants in the argument agree on the claim. The degree of claim certainty indicates a degree of certainty of the claim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao MICHIMURA, Yoshihiro HASHIMOTO, Takeshi FURUYA, Kiyotaka TSUCHIBUCHI
  • Patent number: 10288639
    Abstract: A wheel hub, a pulsar ring, and a magnetic sensor are provided. The wheel hub supports an axle. A brake disc is secured to the wheel hub. The pulsar ring is secured to the wheel hub. The magnetic sensor is configured to detect a passing of a pulsar hole disposed on the pulsar ring. The wheel hub forms a cylindrical outer peripheral surface as an outer peripheral side spigot portion. The brake disc includes a disc-side spigot portion in contact with the cylindrical outer peripheral surface. The pulsar ring includes a ring-side spigot portion in contact with the cylindrical outer peripheral surface. The brake disc and the pulsar ring are co-clamped and secured to a hub-side flange formed at the wheel hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takatsuka, Yoshihiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10093385
    Abstract: A straddle-type vehicle includes a steering stem, a top bridge, a first front fork, a second front fork, a front wheel braking unit, an ABS modulator, a supporter, and a brake pipe. The front wheel braking unit is provided at the first front fork. The ABS modulator is disposed rearward with respect to the top bridge. The supporter is provided at the second front fork forward with respect to the top bridge. The brake pipe extends from the ABS modulator to the front wheel braking unit through the supporter. The brake pipe between the ABS modulator and the supporter passes through a space between the head pipe and the second front fork below the top bridge. The brake pipe between the supporter and the front wheel braking unit passes through a position higher than the top bridge to be connected to the front wheel braking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takatsuka, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Kosuke Inase
  • Patent number: 9989870
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus includes a first development device configured to form a color developer image with a color developer, and a second development device configured to form a transparent developer image with a transparent developer. The ratio of the viscosity of the transparent developer to the viscosity of the color developer is not greater than a certain amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9939127
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) includes: a surface light source (1); a first lens (L1) having a first focal point (F1), the first lens being provided on the light exit surface side of the surface light source; and a second lens (L2) having a second focal point (F2), the second lens being provided on a light exit surface side of the first lens, the surface light source, the first lens, and the second lens being configured such that a first virtual image (I1) is formed by the first lens and a second virtual image (I2) is formed by the second lens, wherein the first virtual image (I1) is formed between the second focal point (F2) and the first lens, and the second focal point (F2) is on a side opposite to the light source side relative to a predetermined focal position f?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Toshiki Matsuoka, Kozo Nakamura, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii, David Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20170269116
    Abstract: A wheel hub, a pulsar ring, and a magnetic sensor are provided. The wheel hub supports an axle. A brake disc is secured to the wheel hub. The pulsar ring is secured to the wheel hub. The magnetic sensor is configured to detect a passing of a pulsar hole disposed on the pulsar ring. The wheel hub forms a cylindrical outer peripheral surface as an outer peripheral side spigot portion. The brake disc includes a disc-side spigot portion in contact with the cylindrical outer peripheral surface. The pulsar ring includes a ring-side spigot portion in contact with the cylindrical outer peripheral surface. The brake disc and the pulsar ring are co-clamped and secured to a hub-side flange formed at the wheel hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuhiro TAKATSUKA, Yoshihiro HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170029063
    Abstract: A straddle-type vehicle includes a steering stem, a top bridge, a first front fork, a second front fork, a front wheel braking unit, an ABS modulator, a supporter, and a brake pipe. The front wheel braking unit is provided at the first front fork. The ABS modulator is disposed rearward with respect to the top bridge. The supporter is provided at the second front fork forward with respect to the top bridge. The brake pipe extends from the ABS modulator to the front wheel braking unit through the supporter. The brake pipe between the ABS modulator and the supporter passes through a space between the head pipe and the second front fork below the top bridge. The brake pipe between the supporter and the front wheel braking unit passes through a position higher than the top bridge to be connected to the front wheel braking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro TAKATSUKA, Yoshihiro HASHIMOTO, Kosuke INASE
  • Patent number: 9310619
    Abstract: To provide a thin optical sheet having improved efficiency for light utilization, an optical sheet (5) of one mode of the present invention includes, in sequence from a light entry side to a light emission side, a plurality of first prisms (13), a ΒΌ wavelength plate (11), and a polarized-light separating element (12), the plurality of first prisms (13) each having (i) a first surface (13a) through which light enters the first prism and (ii) a second surface (13b) that reflects the light, having entered the first prism, toward the light emission side, the optical film further including, between the plurality of first prisms in an in-plane direction of the optical film, a second prism (14) that reflects light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Kazuo Sekiya, Masahiro Nishizawa, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii
  • Patent number: 9217552
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) includes: a surface light source (1); a first lens (L1) having a first focal point (F1), the first lens being provided on the light exit surface side of the surface light source; and a second lens (L2) having a second focal point (F2), the second lens being provided on a light exit surface side of the first lens, the surface light source, the first lens, and the second lens being configured such that a first virtual image (I1) is formed by the first lens and a second virtual image (I2) is formed by the second lens, wherein the first virtual image (I1) is formed between the second focal point (F2) and the first lens, the second focal point (F2) is on a side opposite to the light source side relative to a predetermined focal position f?, and at least either of a light entry surface or a light exit surface of the first lens or the second lens includes a non-revolution surface (SO) as a lens surface, and a plurality of boundary lines (B1-B4) whose curvatures vary discontinuously are provid
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Toshiki Matsuoka, Kozo Nakamura, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii