Atsushi Yamada 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).
Abstract: An oil pan includes a lubricant guide surface positioned above a lower end of an output gear located at the lowest position in a gear train. The lubricant guide surface is inclined so as to descend toward the output gear in an axial view of the output gear, and is inclined so as to descend from opposite ends to a central part in the axial direction of the output gear on the lubricant guide surface.
Abstract: In a transmission including: a transmission shaft driven by an electric motor; and a case that supports the electric motor and the transmission shaft, the transmission includes an adapter that is interposed between the case and the electric motor to which the electric motor is attached. The adapter is in contact with one end of the transmission shaft in an axial direction of the transmission shaft.
Abstract: A bellows pump device includes first and second bellows mounted on a pump head so as to be expandable/contractible independently of each other and configured to suck a fluid from a suction passage thereinto by expansion thereof and discharge the fluid therefrom to a discharge passage by contraction thereof. First and second air cylinder portions are configured to respectively cause the first and second bellows to perform expansion/contraction operation. First and second detection devices are configured to detect expanded/contracted states of the first and second bellows, respectively. A control unit is configured to control drive of the first and second air cylinder portions on the basis of each of detection signals of the first and second detection devices such that, before one bellows comes into a most contracted state, the other bellows is caused to contract from a most expanded state.
Abstract: The video surveillance system for an elevator includes a video camera arranged in an elevator car to capture video data, a video recorder unit for recording the captured video data on at least one storage device, and an elevator controller connected to the video recorder unit for transmitting signals indicative of elevator door status. The video recorder unit is configured to detect a failure of the video camera by detecting the absence of a video image change in response to a door status change.
Abstract: It is assumed that a distance between a center portion of fixed scroll end plate and an outer peripheral portion at a distal end of fixed spiral wrap of fixed scroll is Ds, and that a distance between a center portion of orbiting scroll end plate and a portion included in a bottom face of an orbiting spiral wrap of orbiting scroll and facing the outer peripheral portion at the distal end of the fixed spiral wrap of the fixed scroll is Do. Further, assuming that an orbiting radius of orbiting scroll is ?, the orbiting radius being a distance between a center of eccentric shaft and a center of driving shaft, a relationship Ds+??Do is satisfied.
Abstract: Provided are: a negative electrode material for nonaqueous secondary batteries, which can yield a high-capacity nonaqueous secondary battery having excellent discharge rate characteristics; and a negative electrode for nonaqueous secondary batteries and a nonaqueous secondary battery. Also provided is a nonaqueous secondary battery having excellent charge-discharge efficiency. The negative electrode material for nonaqueous secondary batteries includes carbonaceous particles (A) and silicon oxide particles (B), and satisfies the followings: a) the average particle size (50% cumulative particle size from the smaller particle side; d50) is 3 ?m to 30 ?m, and the 10% cumulative particle size from the smaller particle side (d10) is 0.1 ?m to 10 ?m; b) the ratio (R1=d90/d10) between the 90% cumulative particle size from the smaller particle side (d90) and the d10 is 3 to 20; and c) the ratio (R2=d50/d10) between the d50 and the d10 is 1.7 to 5.
Abstract: To provide a polymer having a high ratio of the amount thereof present in a tumor to the amount thereof present in blood (hereinafter, sometimes abbreviated as a tumor/blood ratio). The polymer has phosphorylcholine (derivative) as a side chain and has a dye (near-infrared dye) having absorption in the near-infrared wavelength region bound to the polymer.
Abstract: In a general aspect, a random seed value is used in a key encapsulation process to generate multiple ciphertexts for a recipient. The key encapsulation process includes multiple encapsulation rounds and each encapsulation round generates a respective ciphertext based on the random seed value and an additional value. The additional value includes an index indicating the encapsulation round. A symmetric key is generated based on the random seed value, and an encrypted message is generated based on the symmetric key. The ciphertexts and the encrypted message are provided for the recipient for transmission between nodes in a communication system.
Abstract: Disclosed is a case structure for a rear combination lamp in an automobile in which a rear combination lamp case in a corner portion formed in a rear portion of a vehicle is formed in a corner case having a substantial triangle pyramid shape by a rear plate, a side plate and a planner plate, wherein the rear plate forms a case rear face on which a concave notch portion is formed in a substantial center, wherein the side plate forms an air communication side face which is formed so as to gradually become narrower width toward a rear thereof, and wherein the planner plate forms a concave air communication path in a center thereof so that a terminal end of the concave air communication path communicates with the concave notch portion of the rear plate.
February 27, 2019
August 29, 2019
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KYUSHU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A scroll compressor includes partition plate (20) that partitions an inside of sealed container (10) into high-pressure space (11) and low-pressure space (12), and fixed scroll (30) adjacent to partition plate (20). The scroll compressor includes orbiting scroll (40) that meshes with fixed scroll (30) to form compression chamber (50), rotation restrictor (90) that prevents rotation of orbiting scroll (40), and main bearing (60) that supports orbiting scroll (40). Fixed scroll (30), orbiting scroll (40), rotation restrictor (90), and main bearing (60) are disposed in low-pressure space (12), and fixed scroll (30) and orbiting scroll (40) are disposed between partition plate (20) and main bearing (60). The scroll compressor includes bearing coupler (102) provided in main bearing (60), scroll coupler (101) provided in fixed scroll (30), and pillar member (100) having a lower end and an upper end, the lower end being inserted in bearing coupler (102) and the upper end being inserted in scroll coupler (101).
Abstract: [Problem] To provide: a molten metal plating furnace that can increase plating quality and work efficiency; a system for producing and method for producing a metal plated product; and a metal plated steel tube obtained by means of the method for producing.
Abstract: A device that produces a sugar solution from cellulose-containing biomass includes: a horizontal reaction tank that includes a stirring shaft provided along a horizontal direction in the horizontal reaction tank and a stirring blade provided to the stirring shaft, the horizontal reaction tank being configured to obtain a saccharified slurry by reacting the cellulose-containing biomass with a saccharification enzyme by stirring the cellulose-containing biomass and the saccharification enzyme; a vertical reaction tank configured to obtain a saccharified liquid by saccharifying the saccharified slurry; a saccharified slurry feed line that connects the horizontal reaction tank and the vertical reaction tank; and a warming part provided around the horizontal reaction tank or on a wall surface of the horizontal reaction tank and heats the horizontal reaction tank.
Abstract: To improve workability when attaching an airbag module disposed in a side portion of a vehicle seat from a seat back side. A vehicle seat (S) includes: a side frame (13) which constitutes a side portion of a seat back frame (10); a bracket (20) which includes an attachment portion (21) attached to a side surface of the side frame (13) on a seat inner side and a back protrusion portion (22) protruding backward from the attachment portion (21); and an airbag module (30) which includes a retainer (34) fixed to the back protrusion portion (22).
Abstract: A distance measuring apparatus includes a light source to emit light beams, an optical scanner to scan the light beams output from the light source over a predetermined range, a light receiver to receive reflected light obtained as a result of the light beams being reflected by a target object, and to output detection signals, and a control circuit to measure a distance to the target object based on the detection signals. The light source including a plurality of light-emitting device groups that are arranged in a scan direction of a scan performed by the optical scanner, and the control circuit being to make the plurality of light-emitting device groups emit light at respective different timings in a single scan, and to measure the distance to the target object based on a sum of the detection signals.
Abstract: A high-pressure fuel supply pump in which a relief valve mechanism is not detached by a force generated by a differential pressure between an inlet side and an output side of a relief valve mechanism is obtained. According to the present invention, in order to obtain the high-pressure fuel supply pump, the relief valve mechanism of the high-pressure fuel supply pump is oriented from a downstream side of a discharge valve to an upstream side of the discharge valve, and the output side of the relief valve mechanism is inserted from the upstream side of the discharge valve into the pump housing, and the relief valve mechanism is fixed with press fitting. Therefore, a force exerted by the differential pressure between the inlet side pressure and the output side pressure of the relief valve mechanism is exerted in a direction in which the relief valve mechanism is inserted, so that the relief valve mechanism can be prevented from being detached.
Abstract: A light source device includes: a semiconductor light source; a switching element connected in series to the semiconductor light source; a drive circuit that turns on the switching element when a first control signal based on a PWM signal is in a first logic state; a switching power supply circuit that supplies a current to the semiconductor light source; a current detection element that detects a current flowing through the semiconductor light source and generates a current detection signal; a current detection circuit that sample-holds a current detection signal for a period shorter than an activation period of the PWM signal, an error amplifier that generates an error signal by amplifying the difference between a current control signal and an output signal of the current detection circuit; and a control circuit that generates a second control signal for controlling the switching power supply circuit based on the error signal.
Abstract: A secondary battery includes: a cathode; an anode; and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution. The anode includes an anode active material containing an electrode compound, the electrode compound inserting and extracting an electrode reactant at a potential (a potential to lithium) of 1 V to 3 V both inclusive, and a metal salt containing one or both of a carboxylic acid compound and a sulfonic acid compound.
Abstract: Provided is a light source apparatus including semiconductor light sources and a current detection resistor connected in series, a power source circuit that allows current to flow thereto, a current detection circuit that detects current flowing to the current detection resistor and outputs a current detection signal, a control circuit that controls the power source circuit such that a voltage of the current detection signal approaches a target value, a bypass circuit connected in parallel to the semiconductor light sources, and including a clamp element having a clamp voltage higher than a maximum voltage during operation of the semiconductor light sources and a bypass resistor connected in series to the clamp element, and allowing current to flow when an open fault occurs in the semiconductor light sources, and detection circuits that respectively detect an open fault in the semiconductor light sources based on an end-to-end voltage of the bypass resistors.
Abstract: A door operation controller for an elevator includes at least one sensor arranged in a doorway at a landing for detecting moving direction and/or moving speed of a person or an object in or near the doorway during a time period from when the elevator door is opened until when the elevator door is closed at the landing. The controller is configured to control door operation in response to the detection of a person's or object's movement in or near the doorway at the landing.
Abstract: An electronic circuit includes a noise source and an analog circuit and a logic circuit that may be adversely affected by noise. At least a portion of the analog circuit and the logic circuit is formed on a buried impurity layer whose conductivity is different from that of a substrate, and at least a portion of the periphery of that portion is surrounded by an impurity layer that is different from the substrate. Thus, propagation of the noise from the noise source is prevented.