Patents by Inventor Daisuke Okumura

Daisuke Okumura 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: 10934962
    Abstract: An abnormality diagnosis device of an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided. The device carries out a performance determination in which a performance quality of the sensor is determined based on an electric signal inputted from the sensor. The device carries out a first determination in which the performance determination is performed at a given timing, a performance recovery in which a given deposit removal control is executed in which a deposit accumulating inside the combustion chamber is removed when the performance quality of the in-cylinder pressure sensor is determined to fall below a given reference value, and a second determination in which the performance determination is carried out again after the performance recovery. In the second determination, the in-cylinder pressure sensor is diagnosed as abnormal when the performance quality of the sensor is determined to fall below the given reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Patent number: 10923339
    Abstract: A multipole ion guide (30) including a plurality of rod electrodes arranged at an angle to the central axis (C) is placed within a collision cell (13) located in the previous stage of an orthogonal accelerator (16). Radio-frequency voltages with opposite phases are applied to the rod electrodes of the ion guide (30) so that any two rod electrodes neighboring each other in the circumferential direction have opposite phases of the voltage. A depth gradient of the pseudopotential is thereby formed from the entrance end toward the exit end within the space surrounded by the rod electrodes, and ions are accelerated by this gradient. During an ion-accumulating process, a direct voltage having the same polarity as the ions is applied to the exit lens electrode (132) to form a potential barrier for accumulating ions. Among the ions repelled by the potential barrier, ions having smaller m/z return closer to the entrance end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Furuhashi, Daisuke Okumura, Tomoyuki Oshiro
  • Publication number: 20210013019
    Abstract: For an automatic adjustment of a detector voltage, a measurement of a standard sample is performed, in which a reflection voltage generator under the control of an autotuning controller applies, to a reflector, voltages which are different from those applied in a normal measurement and do not cause temporal conversion of ions. Ions having the same m/z simultaneously ejected from an ejector are dispersed in the temporal direction and reach a detector. Therefore, a plurality of low peaks corresponding to individual ions are observed on a profile spectrum. A peak-value data acquirer determines a wave-height value of each peak. A wave-height-value list creator creates a list of wave-height values. A detector voltage determiner searches for a detector voltage at which the median of the wave-height values in the wave-height-value list falls within a reference range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki OSHIRO, Daisuke OKUMURA, Yuta MIYAZAKI, Hiroaki KOZAWA
  • Patent number: 10876488
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis device for an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided, which includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, and an engine controller comprised of circuitry configured to execute a diagnosis module into which a signal of the sensor is inputted, to diagnose a failure of the sensor based on the signal. The diagnosis module includes a reading module configured to read the signal of the sensor within a specific crank angle range, a reference phase determining module configured to determine a reference phase that is a phase of a pressure change accompanying a volume change of the combustion chamber, and a failure determining module configured to determine that the sensor has failed, when the failure determining module determines a phase of the read signal of the sensor is delayed by an amount exceeding a predefined threshold from the determined reference phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Patent number: 10815917
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis system for an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided, which includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, a fuel injection valve, an engine controller including an engine control module and a diagnosis module. The engine control module controls the fuel injection valve to stop the supply of fuel to the engine, when a fuel cut condition is satisfied while the automobile travels. The diagnosis module includes a limiting module configured to limit an execution of the failure diagnosis of the in-cylinder pressure sensor until the diagnosis module determines that a given period has lapsed after the stop of fuel supply to the engine. The diagnosis module reads a signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor when the given period has lapsed after the stop of the fuel supply to the engine, and diagnoses the failure of the in-cylinder pressure sensor based on the read signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Patent number: 10767592
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis device for an in-cylinder pressure sensor includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, and a controller comprised of circuitry configured to execute a diagnosis module into which a signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor is inputted and configured to diagnose a failure of the sensor based on the signal. The diagnosis module includes a reading module configured to read the signals of the in-cylinder pressure sensor at a first timing that is a timing retarded by a specific crank angle from a compression top dead center, and at a second timing that is a timing advanced by the specific crank angle from the compression top dead center, and a failure determining module configured to determine that the in-cylinder pressure sensor has failed when the failure determining module determines that a difference between signal values at the first timing and at the second timing exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Patent number: 10705048
    Abstract: When a normal mass spectrometry is performed without dissociating an ion, the m/z range limitation voltage setting unit applies a radio-frequency voltage to each rod electrode of the quadrupole mass filter and controls the quadrupole voltage generator so as to apply a direct current voltage smaller than that at the time of ion selection for MS/MS spectrometry. When a small direct current voltage is applied, a mass scanning line is set so as to pass through a stability region on a Mathieu diagram over a long range, hence large m/z ions that do not fall within the stability region are blocked in the quadrupole mass filter. By adjusting a cut-off point on larger m/z side blocked in accordance with the measurement period of OA-TOFMS including the orthogonal accelerator, heavy ions that cause period delay are prevented from being introduced into the orthogonal accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Okumura
  • Patent number: 10699892
    Abstract: A voltage applied to an exit gate electrode forming a potential barrier and temporarily trapping ions within the inner space of the ion guide is higher than a voltage at an ion guide's exit end. A higher voltage is applied to the exit gate electrode for a lower m/z value of the measurement target ion, to push back the ion which has slowly moved along a potential gradient and reached the exit end of the ion guide. An ion having a lower m/z value is more likely to be located in a farther region from the exit end and forced to travel a longer distance when voltage applied to the exit gate electrode is lowered. A lower m/z value also means a higher travelling speed toward the orthogonal accelerator, whereby m/z dependency of the time required for travel from the ion guide to the orthogonal accelerator eventually becomes low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Okumura
  • Publication number: 20200200112
    Abstract: An abnormality diagnosis device of an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided. The device carries out a performance determination in which a performance quality of the sensor is determined based on an electric signal inputted from the sensor. The device carries out a first determination in which the performance determination is performed at a given timing, a performance recovery in which a given deposit removal control is executed in which a deposit accumulating inside the combustion chamber is removed when the performance quality of the in-cylinder pressure sensor is determined to fall below a given reference value, and a second determination in which the performance determination is carried out again after the performance recovery. In the second determination, the in-cylinder pressure sensor is diagnosed as abnormal when the performance quality of the sensor is determined to fall below the given reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Publication number: 20200152441
    Abstract: A multipole ion guide (30) including a plurality of rod electrodes arranged at an angle to the central axis (C) is placed within a collision cell (13) located in the previous stage of an orthogonal accelerator (16). Radio-frequency voltages with opposite phases are applied to the rod electrodes of the ion guide (30) so that any two rod electrodes neighboring each other in the circumferential direction have opposite phases of the voltage. A depth gradient of the pseudopotential is thereby formed from the entrance end toward the exit end within the space surrounded by the rod electrodes, and ions are accelerated by this gradient. During an ion-accumulating process, a direct voltage having the same polarity as the ions is applied to the exit lens electrode (132) to form a potential barrier for accumulating ions. Among the ions repelled by the potential barrier, ions having smaller m/z return closer to the entrance end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu FURUHASHI, Daisuke OKUMURA, Tomoyuki OSHIRO
  • Patent number: 10636551
    Abstract: An object of the present invention to provide a resistor element which can be mounted at a higher density and can cope with a wide range of resistance values, the present invention provides a resistor element including a resistor which mainly contains metal fibers, electrodes which are formed at an end portion of the resistor, and an insulating layer which is in contact with the resistor and the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Tomoegawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuya Okumura, Kazuhiro Eguchi, Daisuke Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10602084
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus comprising an image sensor that includes an imaging surface in which many pixels are arranged vertically and horizontally, a pixel control unit that controls the image sensor, selects a pixel corresponding to a sampling function among pixels configuring a block by applying the sampling function for each block acquired by partitioning the imaging surface of the image sensor into a plurality of blocks, and outputs a sampling signal based on a pixel value of the selected pixel, and a reduced image generating unit that generates a reduced image on the basis of the sampling signal for each block output from the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoo Mitsunaga, Hayato Wakabayashi, Kenichi Okumura, Yasunobu Hitomi, Daisuke Iso, Tomonori Masuno, Shinichiro Izawa, Kyoko Izuha, Kouichi Harada
  • Publication number: 20200075305
    Abstract: Even if vibration is applied to an electrode, a connector section is not separated due to urge of a spring section by using a mass spectrometer that includes an electrode (plate-like electrode); a power source section that supplies electric power to the electrode with a predetermined voltage and/or current; a connection line formed of a conductive wire rod having elasticity for electrically connecting the electrode and the power source section; a connector section provided at one end of the connection line; a seat provided in the electrode to be contacted with the connector section; a fixation section provided in the connection line to be fixed to the power source section; and a spring section formed between the connector section and the fixation section of the connection line or in the connector section and for urging the connector section to the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya KUDO, Daisuke OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20200072150
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis device for an in-cylinder pressure sensor includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, and a controller comprised of circuitry configured to execute a diagnosis module into which a signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor is inputted and configured to diagnose a failure of the sensor based on the signal. The diagnosis module includes a reading module configured to read the signals of the in-cylinder pressure sensor at a first timing that is a timing retarded by a specific crank angle from a compression top dead center, and at a second timing that is a timing advanced by the specific crank angle from the compression top dead center, and a failure determining module configured to determine that the in-cylinder pressure sensor has failed when the failure determining module determines that a difference between signal values at the first timing and at the second timing exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Publication number: 20200072148
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis system for an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided, which includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, a fuel injection valve, an engine controller including an engine control module and a diagnosis module. The engine control module controls the fuel injection valve to stop the supply of fuel to the engine, when a fuel cut condition is satisfied while the automobile travels. The diagnosis module includes a limiting module configured to limit an execution of the failure diagnosis of the in-cylinder pressure sensor until the diagnosis module determines that a given period has lapsed after the stop of fuel supply to the engine. The diagnosis module reads a signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor when the given period has lapsed after the stop of the fuel supply to the engine, and diagnoses the failure of the in-cylinder pressure sensor based on the read signal of the in-cylinder pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Publication number: 20200072149
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis device for an in-cylinder pressure sensor is provided, which includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor, and an engine controller comprised of circuitry configured to execute a diagnosis module into which a signal of the sensor is inputted, to diagnose a failure of the sensor based on the signal. The diagnosis module includes a reading module configured to read the signal of the sensor within a specific crank angle range, a reference phase determining module configured to determine a reference phase that is a phase of a pressure change accompanying a volume change of the combustion chamber, and a failure determining module configured to determine that the sensor has failed, when the failure determining module determines a phase of the read signal of the sensor is delayed by an amount exceeding a predefined threshold from the determined reference phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Shoji Fujiwara, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, Takuji Okumura, Shigeru Nakagawa, Yasushi Torii, Masayuki Kinoshita, Yuichiro Tsumura, Daisuke Tanaka, Taiki Maiguma
  • Publication number: 20200064012
    Abstract: In order to efficiently exchange indoor air and outdoor air, to reduce power consumption, and to reduce discomfort to a user, damper, which switches between a heat exchange exhaust air path and a normal ventilation air path, is provided in an exhaust air path. In addition, a discomfort index is calculated from detection results of indoor temperature sensor provided on indoor-side inlet and outdoor temperature sensor provided on outdoor-side inlet. Further, controller, which switches between the heat exchange exhaust air path and the normal ventilation air path so as not to cause discomfort to the user, is provided to control damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke HASHINO, Taketo YAMAMOTO, Meitoku OKUMURA, Kouji IIO, Yasuaki SHIMA, Tetsuya NAGASE
  • Patent number: 10573504
    Abstract: A multipole ion guide (30) including a plurality of rod electrodes arranged at an angle to the central axis (C) is placed within a collision cell (13) located in the previous stage of an orthogonal accelerator (16). Radio-frequency voltages with opposite phases are applied to the rod electrodes of the ion guide (30) so that any two rod electrodes neighboring each other in the circumferential direction have opposite phases of the voltage. A depth gradient of the pseudopotential is thereby formed from the entrance end toward the exit end within the space surrounded by the rod electrodes, and ions are accelerated by this gradient. During an ion-accumulating process, a direct voltage having the same polarity as the ions is applied to the exit lens electrode (132) to form a potential barrier for accumulating ions. Among the ions repelled by the potential barrier, ions having smaller m/z return closer to the entrance end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Furuhashi, Daisuke Okumura, Tomoyuki Oshiro
  • Patent number: 10529548
    Abstract: A liquid sample introduction system for an ion source which ionizes a liquid sample by supplying the liquid sample to an ionization probe 30 in an ion source and making an atomization-promoting gas blow at the liquid sample exiting from the tip of the ionization probe 30, the liquid sample introduction system including: a liquid sample container 70a-70f which is a hermetically closable container for holding a liquid sample; a liquid-supply-gas passage 50 having one end connected to a point in a passage 41 for supplying an atomization-promoting gas to the ion source, and the other end connected to a space above a liquid level in the liquid sample container 70a-70f; and a sample supply passage 60 having one end connected to a space below the liquid level in the liquid sample container 70a-70f and the other end connected to the ionization probe 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Okumura, Yusuke Sakagoshi
  • Patent number: 10495341
    Abstract: In order to efficiently exchange indoor air and outdoor air, to reduce power consumption, and to reduce discomfort to a user, damper, which switches between a heat exchange exhaust air path and a normal ventilation air path, is provided in an exhaust air path. In addition, a discomfort index is calculated from detection results of indoor temperature sensor provided on indoor-side inlet and outdoor temperature sensor provided on outdoor-side inlet. Further, controller, which switches between the heat exchange exhaust air path and the normal ventilation air path so as not to cause discomfort to the user, is provided to control damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Hashino, Taketo Yamamoto, Meitoku Okumura, Kouji Iio, Yasuaki Shima, Tetsuya Nagase