Patents by Inventor Atsushi Kawamoto

Atsushi Kawamoto 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: 10843518
    Abstract: A fragile portion is provided at a portion of a suspension arm which is positioned near a vehicle-body attachment portion. The fragile portion is configured such that when a load which is greater than a specified magnitude is inputted to a front wheel from a vehicle forward side, the suspension arm is bent at the fragile portion, whereby the front wheel is rotated rearwardly around the fragile portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kanamaru, Hiroto Kido, Yasushi Ishikawa, Atsushi Kawamoto, Yuuki Uchiba, Hiroki Kimura, Susumu Sano
  • Publication number: 20200356638
    Abstract: A method for optimizing orientations of an anisotropic material in a component. For example, the method overcomes the non-uniqueness and gimbal locking problems associated with using Euler angles to define the orientation by instead parameterizing the orientation using an orientation tensor that is a self-dyadic product of a direction vector. To avoid non-linear constraints in the mathematical design variables used in the optimization, isoparametric shape functions map the mathematical design variables to physical design variables, and the mapping ensures that various constraints associated with tensor invariants of the orientation tensor are satisfied even though these constraints are not directly imposed on the mathematical design variables. The physical design variables are used to model the component, whereas optimization is performed using the mathematical design variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi NOMURA, Atsushi KAWAMOTO, Yoshihiro IWANO
  • Patent number: 10821858
    Abstract: A front seat 31 is foldable such that a seat back 33 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 32, a rear seat 39 is foldable such that a seat back 41 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 40, and a trunk floor 53 extending from a front pillar 12 to a rear pillar 14 is formable by laying a trunk board 49 across a gap formed between a rear face of the seat back 33 of the front seat 31 and a rear face of the seat back 41 of the rear seat 39 with the front seat 31 and the rear seat 39 in a folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Maki Yamaguchi, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Yasunobu Kawamoto, Takahiro Ando, Hidenori Watanabe, Susumu Nagayama
  • Patent number: 10816080
    Abstract: In a vehicle power transmission device including a case housing a power transmission mechanism and a cover covering a side surface of the case in a vehicle width direction, the cover includes a stepped portion with a vehicle rear-side portion projecting outward in the vehicle width direction in a horizontal cross section, a front-side extending portion extending from the stepped portion to the vehicle front side and a plate-shaped inclined rib disposed at a corner portion between the stepped portion and the front-side extending portion, and inclined toward the front-side extending portion from a leading end portion of the stepped portion to the vehicle front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Marina Hirata, Seitaro Nobuyasu, Hiroshi Hata, Shigetsugu Iwata, Atsushi Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20200332881
    Abstract: A lubrication mechanism for a vehicle drive-force transmitting apparatus including; first and second gears meshing with each other in a meshing region; and a casing storing therein the first and second gears. The lubrication mechanism includes a gutter that extends from an inner wall surface such that oil is received in the gutter and is then dropped from an end of the gutter. The gutter includes a flow-direction changing rib with which the received oil is to be collided whereby a flow direction of the received oil is changed to a direction toward the end of the gutter. The end of the gutter is located on upper side of the meshing region, between first and second vertical planes containing respective first and second axes about which the first and second gears to be rotated, and is located between opposite ends of the meshing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seitaro Nobuyasu, Yu Hirai, Atsushi Kawamoto, Shigetsugu Iwata, Yuki Katayama, Kazuaki Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10773752
    Abstract: A reinforcing member is provided inside a closed cross section of a front side frame at a position, in a vehicle longitudinal direction, which corresponds to a forming position of a bead. The reinforcing member extends between an outward side wall portion and an inward side wall portion of the front side frame. The reinforcing member is joined to the outward side wall portion and the inward side wall portion of the front side frame. A joint length, in the vehicle longitudinal direction, of the reinforcing member and the inward side wall portion is set to be longer than that of the reinforcing member and the outward side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakamura, Hiroto Kido, Yasushi Ishikawa, Atsushi Kawamoto, Daisuke Kanamaru, Yuuki Uchiba
  • Publication number: 20200256868
    Abstract: An immunoassay apparatus may include: a sample dispenser part that dispenses a sample into a first reaction container; a reagent dispenser part that dispenses, into the first reaction container: a solid-phase reagent containing a solid-phase carrier; a labeled reagent; and a releasing reagent that releases, from the solid-phase carrier, an immune complex including a target substance and a labeled substance; a measurement part that measures a signal based on the labeled substance in the immune complex in a second reaction container; a container supply part that stores a plurality of reaction containers; a transfer part that transfers the first reaction container so that the sample dispenser part and the reagent dispenser part perform a dispensing operation to the first reaction container, and that transfers the second reaction container so that the immune complex dispended from the first reaction container is dispensed into the second container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki SATO, Toshikatsu FUKUJU, Shuhei KANEKO, Atsushi AOKI, Tomohiro OKUZAKI, Yasuhiro TAKEUCHI, Yutaka KAWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10723081
    Abstract: A welding method heats and pressurizes a contacting portion, where a first member and a second member made of resin are in contact with each other, by a pressing tool. The welding method has forming a step, forming a recessed portion, crushing a protrusion, and filling the recessed portion. The step is defined between the first member and the second member by providing the protrusion to the first member. The recessed portion is provided in a tip of the pressing tool. The protrusion of the first member is crushed in the recessed portion by being pressed toward the second member using the pressing tool. The recessed portion is filled with the molten portion of the first member and the molten portion of the second member such that a rim of an outer periphery of the recessed portion is dug into the first member and the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yasuda, Yasunori Kawamoto, Naoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10703313
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a frame extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction outside a power train in a vehicle width direction, the power train being mounted on a front portion of a vehicle. The vehicle body structure further includes a load receiving portion expanding outward in the vehicle width direction from a front end of the frame and configured to receive impact load acting upon front collision of the vehicle outside the frame in the vehicle width direction, a cutout portion provided at the front end of the frame and cut out rearwardly from the front end of the frame to leave two side portions, and a connection member connecting the side portions of the cutout portion in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, Y-TEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Uchiba, Atsushi Kawamoto, Hiroto Kido, Yasushi Ishikawa, Daisuke Kanamaru, Susumu Sano, Hokuto Mukai, Yasunari Jinbo
  • Patent number: 10676134
    Abstract: A dash cross member which extends in a vehicle width direction is provided at a dash panel. A hinge-pillar reinforcing member which rigidly connects a hinge pillar to a side sill is provided at a lower end portion of the hinge pillar. A load-transmission portion (a dash reinforcement) to transmit a load which is inputted to the hinge-pillar reinforcing member in an inward direction of the vehicle width direction to the dash cross member is provided at the dash panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Uchiba, Atsushi Kawamoto, Hiroto Kido, Yasushi Ishikawa, Daisuke Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 10670138
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device that includes a case forming a first accommodating space that accommodates a speed change device and a second accommodating space that accommodates a rotary electric machine; an storage that is disposed under the first accommodating space and stores oil; a hydraulic pump including a suction that suctions the oil from the oil storage; a first oil passage that supplies the oil discharged by the hydraulic pump to the speed change device as hydraulic oil; a second oil passage that supplies the oil discharged by the hydraulic pump to the rotary electric machine as cooling oil; and a third oil passage that returns the oil supplied to the rotary electric machine, from the second accommodating space to the oil storage, by allowing the oil to flow in a direction from the second accommodating space toward the first accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junji Matsushita, Naoya Usami, Takeshi Horie, Kuniaki Ishii, Kazuyuki Shiiba, Tooru Matsubara, Atsushi Kawamoto, Kiyonori Takagi, Hidehiko Bansyoya
  • Patent number: 10648973
    Abstract: An immunoassay apparatus may include: a sample dispenser part that dispenses a sample into a first reaction container; a reagent dispenser part that dispenses, into the first reaction container,: a solid-phase reagent containing a solid-phase carrier; a labeled reagent; and a releasing reagent that releases, from the solid-phase carrier, an immune complex including a target substance and a labeled substance; a measurement part that measures a signal based on the labeled substance in the immune complex in a second reaction container; a container supply part that stores a plurality of reaction containers; a transfer part that transfers the first reaction container so that the sample dispenser part and the reagent dispenser part perform a dispensing operation to the first reaction container, and that transfers the second reaction container so that the immune complex dispended from the first reaction container is dispensed into the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPROATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sato, Toshikatsu Fukuju, Shuhei Kaneko, Atsushi Aoki, Tomohiro Okuzaki, Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Yutaka Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10647361
    Abstract: A frame (extension frame) extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction on an outward side, in a vehicle width direction, of a powertrain mounted at a front portion of a vehicle includes front-side and rear-side high strength portions which are spaced apart, in the vehicle longitudinal direction, from each other and a low strength portion which is positioned, in the vehicle longitudinal direction, between the both high strength portions. The low strength portion has a lower bending strength than each of the both high strength portions. A specified portion which is a part of the low strength portion is positioned on the outward side, in the vehicle width direction, of and in front of a part of the powertrain (oil pan) which is located at the same level as the specified portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kanamaru, Hiroto Kido, Yasushi Ishikawa, Atsushi Kawamoto, Yuuki Uchiba
  • Patent number: 10585601
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor configured to obtain information on a relation between virtual volumes used by a virtual machine and physical volumes provided in a storage apparatus from a management machine configured to manage allocations of the virtual volumes to the physical volumes; store the obtained information into a management information stored in the memory; and in response to receiving a copy request, obtain information on a first physical volume allocated to the first virtual volume designated as a copy participant in the copy request from the management information when the information on the first virtual volume is present in the management information, and send the storage apparatus a copy instruction designating the first physical volume as a copy participant. Obtain the information on the relation is performed when the information on the first virtual volume is not present in the management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akio Yamaguchi, Atsushi Kawamoto, Yoshinari Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 10577483
    Abstract: Provided is a clarifying agent composition which is capable of yielding a molded article having excellent transparency whose initial coloration is suppressed. The clarifying agent composition is characterized by comprising 1.0 to 10 parts by mass of a colorant with respect to 100 parts by mass of a clarifying agent represented by the following Formula (1): (wherein, R1 to R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 9 carbon atoms; R5 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; n represents 1 or 2; and M represents an alkali metal when n is 1, or Al(OH) when n is 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ADEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Maeda, Atsushi Sakai, Naoko Tanji, Naoshi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10510471
    Abstract: A composition for bonded magnets according to the present invention contains from 88% by mass to 91% by mass (inclusive) of a samarium-iron-nitrogen magnet powder having an average particle diameter of from 1.8 ?m to 2.8 ?m (inclusive), from 0.5% by mass to 2.5% by mass (inclusive) of a polyamide elastomer having a tensile elongation at break of 400% or more and a bending modulus of elasticity of 100 MPa or more, from 0.5% by mass to 2.0% by mass (inclusive) of carbon fibers having fiber diameters of from 10 ?m to 12 ?m (inclusive) and from 0.3% by mass to 1.0% by mass (inclusive) of a carboxylic acid ester, with the balance made up of a polyamide resin which is composed of a polyamide 12 having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of from 4,500 to 7,500 (inclusive) as determined by molecular weight distribution measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD., MABUCHI MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsuda, Kenji Muraoka, Toshiya Iwai, Junichi Ishii, Atsushi Kawamoto, Naoki Kitahara, Isao Shibuya, Yasuhiro Yamagata
  • Publication number: 20190299824
    Abstract: A front seat 31 is foldable such that a seat back 33 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 32, a rear seat 39 is foldable such that a seat back 41 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 40, and a trunk floor 53 extending from a front pillar 12 to a rear pillar 14 is formable by laying a trunk board 49 across a gap formed between a rear face of the seat back 33 of the front seat 31 and a rear face of the seat back 41 of the rear seat 39 with the front seat 31 and the rear seat 39 in a folded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Maki Yamaguchi, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Yasunobu Kawamoto, Takahiro Ando, Hidenori Watanabe, Susumu Nagayama
  • Patent number: 10413691
    Abstract: Provided is a gas storing mask which, with a simple configuration, allows a reduction in feeling of discomfort given to a patient. An oxygen delivering mask (1a) includes a first sheet (2) and a second sheet (3), oxygen supplied from outside the oxygen delivering mask (1a) being stored in a gas storing part (4) formed between the first sheet (2) and the second sheet (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY, JMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma Hayashi, Atsushi Kimura, Noboru Saeki, Takashi Kondo, Masashi Kawamoto, Sachiko Otsuki, Kensuke Yanabe
  • Patent number: 10409150
    Abstract: An image projection structure includes a first transparent layer having an irregular surface; a reflection layer arranged on the irregular surface of the first transparent layer; an adhesion layer arranged on the reflection surface; and a second transparent layer arranged on the adhesion layer. The adhesion layer is configured of linear polymers with a mold shrinkage factor of less than 3%. The second transparent layer is configured of a resin having a cross-linking structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yoko Mitsui, Yukihiro Tao, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Yasushi Kawamoto, Atsushi Komori
  • Publication number: 20190183358
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of obtaining accurate blood flow information while suppressing power consumption. The information processing apparatus includes: an estimation unit configured to estimate another kind of blood flow information associated with one kind of blood flow information from the one kind of blood flow information obtained through blood flow measurement on the basis of relation information indicating a relation between the two different kinds of blood flow information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro WAKITA, Ken MIYASHITA, Atsushi OKUBO, Yohei KAWAMOTO