Patents by Inventor Akio Shimoda

Akio Shimoda 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: 20220179259
    Abstract: A HUD includes a plate that connects an emission-surface of the LCD and a heat sink, is formed of a material having a higher thermal conductivity than air, and is provided with an emission-surface exhaust heat path that is formed to: include a holding region fixed to a periphery of the emission-surface directly or via a material having a higher thermal conductivity than air, and an intermediate region connecting the holding region and the heat sink; connect an end portion, which is opposite to the holding region, of the intermediate region with the heat sink directly or via a material having a higher thermal conductivity than air; extend from the emission-surface to the heat sink via the plate; and have a thermal gradient greater than that of a heat transfer path for transferring heat from the emission-surface to the heat sink by using air as a medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji KAWAWA, Toshinori SUGIYAMA, Tomoki YAMAMOTO, Tatsuya NAKAZAWA, Keisuke SAWADA, Akio MISAWA, Nozomu SHIMODA
  • Patent number: 11103954
    Abstract: The present invention is a laser processing device wherein adhesion of fumes to a lens can be effectively avoided. The laser processing device is provided with a laser scanner provided with protective glass on a laser output opening, and a cylindrical member having a through path through which the laser output via the protective glass passes formed on the center side in the direction of the radius. A cylindrically shaped filter is disposed on an inside wall part of the cylindrical member facing the through path. The cylindrical member discharges a gas into the through path from the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Akahoshi, Kotaro Fujikura, Kohei Kanaya, Akira Yamaguchi, Akio Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20210023788
    Abstract: A 3dimensional object-forming apparatus is provided which may avoid lowering of irradiation efficiency of laser light due to fumes and so forth while avoiding lowering of quality of the formed object. A shroud 20 includes an inside partition wall portion 21 that demarcates an inside space S1 which extends from one end opening 202 to another end opening 206, and an outside partition wall portion 22 that opens in the other end opening 206 of a shroud 20 on an outside of the inside space S1 and demarcates, together with the inside partition wall portion 21, an outside space S2 which closes in a position closer to the one end opening 202 than the other end opening 206 of the shroud. A ventilation area of the inside space S1 in the other end opening 206 of the shroud 20 is larger than the ventilation area of the inside space S1 in an upstream portion closer to the one end opening 202 than the other end opening 206.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Akio Shimoda, Keisuke Takahashi, Kazunori Kawai, Takaharu Echigo
  • Publication number: 20200368963
    Abstract: A shroud (20) includes an inside partition wall portion (21) that demarcates an inside space S0 extending from one end opening portion (202) to another end opening portion (206) of the shroud (20), and an outside partition wall portion (22) that opens at the another end opening portion (206) of a shroud (20) in an outside of the inside space S0, and that demarcates, together with the inside partition wall portion (21), an outside space S2 that closes in a position closer to the one end opening portion (202) than the another end opening portion (206) of the shroud. A ventilation area of the first inside space S1 in the another end opening portion (206) of the shroud (20) is greater than a ventilation area of the inside space S0 in an upstream portion closer to the one end opening portion (202) than the another end opening portion (206).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventor: Akio Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10493694
    Abstract: A shaped object shaped by a shaping method includes a structure that is shaped by stacking plural constituent layers and a ceiling wall to support the structure. The structure includes plural spiral form parts. Each spiral form part has a cross section in an elliptic shape and extends in a stacking direction while turning with respect to a center position of the elliptic shape. The plural spiral form parts are disposed in matrix in a state where the center positions are separated from each other by a predetermined distance. The spiral form parts that are adjacently disposed in a row direction and a column direction are shaped so that the turning directions are opposite. In at least one cross section of the structure, the major axes of the spiral form parts that are adjacent in the row direction and the column direction are orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Takahashi, Masahito Kimori, Akio Shimoda, Yusuke Hayatsu
  • Patent number: 10384395
    Abstract: The three-dimensional object building apparatus includes a powder delivering unit that delivers a powder on an object building area, a powder flattening device that flattens the powder delivered from the powder delivering unit to form a powder layer, and a light beam radiating unit that is disposed above the object building area and radiates a light beam on the powder layer to sinter or melt solidify the powder for building an object. The three-dimensional object building apparatus also includes a transferring mechanism that moves the light beam radiating unit in three-dimensional directions, and a shroud that moves integrally with the light beam radiating unit and surrounds a space above an area of the powder layer that is smaller than the object building area around a radiation of the light beam. The powder delivering unit and the powder flattening device move integrally with the light beam radiating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaharu Echigo, Akio Shimoda, Keisuke Takahashi, Kazunori Kawai, Tadashi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190160592
    Abstract: The present invention is a laser processing device wherein adhesion of fumes to a lens can be effectively avoided. The laser processing device is provided with a laser scanner provided with protective glass on a laser output opening, and a cylindrical member having a through path through which the laser output via the protective glass passes formed on the center side in the direction of the radius. A cylindrically shaped filter is disposed on an inside wall part of the cylindrical member facing the through path. The cylindrical member discharges a gas into the through path from the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Hideaki Akahoshi, Kotaro Fujikura, Kohei Kanaya, Akira Yamaguchi, Akio Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20190099944
    Abstract: A shaped object shaped by a shaping method includes a structure that is shaped by stacking plural constituent layers and a ceiling wall to support the structure. The structure includes plural spiral form parts. Each spiral form part has a cross section in an elliptic shape and extends in a stacking direction while turning with respect to a center position of the elliptic shape. The plural spiral form parts are disposed in matrix in a state where the center positions are separated from each other by a predetermined distance. The spiral form parts that are adjacently disposed in a row direction and a column direction are shaped so that the turning directions are opposite. In at least one cross section of the structure, the major axes of the spiral form parts that are adjacent in the row direction and the column direction are orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Keisuke Takahashi, Masahito Kimori, Akio Shimoda, Yusuke Hayatsu
  • Publication number: 20170297110
    Abstract: The three-dimensional object building apparatus includes a powder delivering unit that delivers a powder on an object building area, a powder flattening device that flattens the powder delivered from the powder delivering unit to form a powder layer, and a light beam radiating unit that is disposed above the object building area and radiates a light beam on the powder layer to sinter or melt solidify the powder for building an object. The three-dimensional object building apparatus also includes a transferring mechanism that moves the light beam radiating unit in three-dimensional directions, and a shroud that moves integrally with the light beam radiating unit and surrounds a space above an area of the powder layer that is smaller than the object building area around a radiation of the light beam. The powder delivering unit and the powder flattening device move integrally with the light beam radiating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Takaharu Echigo, Akio Shimoda, Keisuke Takahashi, Kazunori Kawai, Tadashi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9731450
    Abstract: The three-dimensional object building apparatus includes a powder delivering unit that delivers a powder on an object building area, a powder flattening device that flattens the powder delivered from the powder delivering unit to form a powder layer, and a light beam radiating unit that is disposed above the object building area and radiates a light beam on the powder layer to sinter or melt solidify the powder for building an object. The three-dimensional object building apparatus also includes a transferring mechanism that moves the light beam radiating unit in three-dimensional directions, and a shroud that moves integrally with the light beam radiating unit and surrounds a space above an area of the powder layer that is smaller than the object building area around a radiation of the light beam. The powder delivering unit and the powder flattening device move integrally with the light beam radiating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaharu Echigo, Akio Shimoda, Keisuke Takahashi, Kazunori Kawai, Tadashi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9707944
    Abstract: Motor-generators are arranged both at front and rear wheels so as to be capable of using all of four wheels for regeneration. The horizontal axis indicates deceleration of a vehicle, and the vertical axis indicates braking forces for the front and rear wheels, respectively above and below the horizontal axis. A setting value indicates a limit braking force for the rear wheels to be locked. A frictional braking force and a regenerative braking force at the rear wheels are controlled so that the total braking force for the rear wheels does not exceed the setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Doi, Akio Shimoda, Hisanori Yanagida
  • Patent number: 9555469
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy casting free from crack-causing needle-shaped crystallized substances, and an apparatus and a method for producing a slide member excellent in mechanical properties such as abrasion resistance are provided. A melt of an iron-containing aluminum alloy poured into a vessel in the completely liquid state is vibrated by a vibrating needle of a vibration applying unit, and then a core is inserted into the melt to cool the melt, whereby the aluminum alloy casting is produced as a sleeve of a slide member. The vibrating step is carried out at a frequency of 20 to 1000 Hz, and is continued until just before the melt is cooled to the solid-liquid coexisting temperature region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Idegomori, Akio Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20160264111
    Abstract: Motor-generators are arranged both at front and rear wheels so as to be capable of using all of four wheels for regeneration. The horizontal axis indicates deceleration of a vehicle, and the vertical axis indicates braking forces for the front and rear wheels, respectively above and below the horizontal axis. A setting value indicates a limit braking force for the rear wheels to be locked. A frictional braking force and a regenerative braking force at the rear wheels are controlled so that the total braking force for the rear wheels does not exceed the setting value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Shigeru DOI, Akio SHIMODA, Hisanori YANAGIDA
  • Publication number: 20140175708
    Abstract: The three-dimensional object building apparatus includes a powder delivering unit that delivers a powder on an object building area, a powder flattening device that flattens the powder delivered from the powder delivering unit to form a powder layer, and a light beam radiating unit that is disposed above the object building area and radiates a light beam on the powder layer to sinter or melt solidify the powder for building an object. The three-dimensional object building apparatus also includes a transferring mechanism that moves the light beam radiating unit in three-dimensional directions, and a shroud that moves integrally with the light beam radiating unit and surrounds a space above an area of the powder layer that is smaller than the object building area around a radiation of the light beam. The powder delivering unit and the powder flattening device move integrally with the light beam radiating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaharu Echigo, Akio Shimoda, Keisuke Takahashi, Kazunori Kawai, Tadashi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20130284392
    Abstract: There are provided an aluminum alloy casting free from crack-causing needle-shaped crystallized substances and an apparatus and a method for producing a slide member excellent in mechanical properties such as abrasion resistance. A melt of an iron-containing aluminum alloy poured into a vessel in the completely liquid state is vibrated by a vibrating needle of a vibration applying unit, and then a core is inserted into the melt to cool the melt, whereby the aluminum alloy casting is produced as a sleeve of a slide member. The vibrating step is carried out at a frequency of 20 to 1000 Hz, and is continued until just before the melt is cooled to the solid-liquid coexisting temperature region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Takashi IDEGOMORI, Akio Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20100224290
    Abstract: There are provided an aluminum alloy casting free from crack-causing needle-shaped crystallized substances and an apparatus and a method for producing a slide member excellent in mechanical properties such as abrasion resistance. A melt of an iron-containing aluminum alloy poured into a vessel in the completely liquid state is vibrated by a vibrating needle of a vibration applying unit, and then a core is inserted into the melt to cool the melt, whereby the aluminum alloy casting is produced as a sleeve of a slide member. The vibrating step is carried out at a frequency of 20 to 1000 Hz, and is continued until just before the melt is cooled to the solid-liquid coexisting temperature region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi IDEGOMORI, Akio Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20060131902
    Abstract: On a front surface 15a of a bumper beam 15 covered by a bumper cover 13, an impact energy absorber 1 is fixed by clips 19. The impact energy absorber 1 is formed into a cylindrical shape by lapping a film-shaped paper band material and an aluminum band material on each other and winding the band materials spirally, and the wall portion thereof is formed with concave and convex portions arranged in a spiral form or a ring form. When a pedestrian collides with the bumper cover 13, and the cover 13 is deformed and the impact energy absorber 1 is subjected to a load, the impact energy absorber 1 is plastically deformed to absorb impact energy, by which the safety of pedestrian is ensured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventor: Akio Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20050208798
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic wave shielding structure for shielding electromagnetic waves emitted from a harness of electrical equipment. For example, a vehicle body of an electric vehicle is provided with a direct current power source, an inverter, and a driving motor. The direct current power source and the inverter, and the inverter and the driving motor are connected to each other by harnesses, respectively. Around the harnesses, cylindrical members for shielding electromagnetic waves are provided, respectively, so as to cover the harnesses. The peripheral wall of the cylindrical member made of aluminum, on which an uneven portion is formed continuously in the axial direction, shields electromagnetic waves emitted from the harness to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventor: Akio Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20040140169
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an impact energy absorber which is easy to manufacture and low in cost and absorbs high impact energy. The impact energy absorber consists of an aggregate formed by lapping a kraft paper on the outside and inside of a metal sheet such as a hard aluminum foil, and is a flexible pipe having a circular cross-sectional shape and formed with concave and convex portions in a spiral form on the surface thereof. The outside diameter of the impact energy absorber is 20 to 50 mm, the pitch of the concave and convex portions is 1.4 to 2.0 mm, and the vertical width of the concave and convex portions is 2.3 to 3.2 mm. Energy is absorbed by plastic deformation in the radial direction of the energy absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventor: Akio Shimoda