Patents by Inventor Fumihiko Suzuki

Fumihiko Suzuki 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: 11012010
    Abstract: An auxiliary power supply device includes a parasitic diode forming a parallel circuit together with a second switching element and connected in a forward direction to a main power supply, and a parasitic diode forming a parallel circuit together with a fourth switching element and connected in a reverse direction to an auxiliary power supply. When a state parameter indicates that a reaction force that interferes with operation of an assist motor is applied, an electronic control unit turns ON a first switching element, turns OFF the second switching element, turns ON a third switching element, and turns OFF the fourth switching element. A regenerative current from the assist motor flows to the auxiliary power supply via an inverter, the third switching element, and the parasitic diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Suzuki, Fumihiko Sato
  • Patent number: 10734617
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of flat or square type batteries that each have a positive terminal and a negative terminal; a holder that has an opening, and retains the batteries in such a manner that the positive terminal and the negative terminal are positioned toward the opening, and that the principal surfaces of the batteries face each other; a cover that is disposed over the opening; a circuit board that is disposed over the cover; and a plurality of connection members that are disposed between the cover and the circuit board to electrically connect the positive terminal and negative terminal. Some of the connection members retain a peripheral portion of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Sakai, Fumihiko Suzuki, Yasushi Mori, Kenichi Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10256443
    Abstract: Provided herein is a battery pack including a plurality of secondary batteries, a containing member, a protective member, and a wiring member. The plurality of secondary batteries include a plurality of terminals at each secondary battery. The containing member contains the plurality secondary batteries to expose the plurality of terminals. The protective member includes a plurality of openings, and the plurality of secondary batteries contained in the containing member are covered with the protective member to expose the plurality of terminals from the plurality of openings. The wiring member is coupled to the plurality of terminals exposed from the plurality of openings. One or both of the containing member and the protective member include one or both of a ceramic material and a polymer material having a heat resistance temperature of 300° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufactruing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180248157
    Abstract: There is provided a battery pack including a plurality of secondary batteries, a containing member, a protective member, and a wiring member. The plurality of secondary batteries each include a plurality of terminals. The containing member contains the plurality of secondary batteries to expose the plurality of terminals. The protective member includes a plurality of openings, and the plurality of secondary batteries contained in the containing member are covered with the protective member to expose the plurality of terminals from the plurality of openings. The wiring member is coupled to the plurality of terminals exposed from the plurality of openings. One or both of the containing member and the protective member include one or both of a ceramic material and a polymer material having a heat resistance temperature of 300° C. or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Fumihiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180212214
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of flat or square type batteries that each have a positive terminal and a negative terminal; a holder that has an opening, and retains the batteries in such a manner that the positive terminal and the negative terminal are positioned toward the opening, and that the principal surfaces of the batteries face each other; a cover that is disposed over the opening; a circuit board that is disposed over the cover; and a plurality of connection members that are disposed between the cover and the circuit board to electrically connect the positive terminal and negative terminal. Some of the connection members retain a peripheral portion of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka SAKAI, Fumihiko SUZUKI, Yasushi MORI, Kenichi OZAWA
  • Patent number: 9398135
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (1) includes a telephone communication control section (23) which makes a call by use of a details screen (320b) for a person to contact and causes a screen (330c) showing that a call is being made to be displayed; and a telephone communication establishment determining section (23a) which, in a case where a telephone communication has been established, terminates a telephone book application (32), and which, in a case where no telephone communication has been established, after the display of the screen (330c) showing that a call is being made, causes the details screen for a person to contact to be displayed. This makes it possible to prevent (i) a display of personal information registered in a telephone book DB and (ii) a decrease in user convenience even in a case where a call is made by use of a screen of a telephone book application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Fujimoto, Takeshi Ohkubo, Fumihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140302892
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (1) includes a telephone communication control section (23) which makes a call by use of a details screen (320b) for a person to contact and causes a screen (330c) showing that a call is being made to be displayed; and a telephone communication establishment determining section (23a) which, in a case where a telephone communication has been established, terminates a telephone book application (32), and which, in a case where no telephone communication has been established, after the display of the screen (330c) showing that a call is being made, causes the details screen for a person to contact to be displayed. This makes it possible to prevent (i) a display of personal information registered in a telephone book DB and (ii) a decrease in user convenience even in a case where a call is made by use of a screen of a telephone book application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Fujimoto, Takeshi Ohkubo, Fumihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140066826
    Abstract: In a conventional computer mouse integrated with a massager, it is necessary to hold the mouse by a hand when massaging the other body positions than a palm. A massager integrated type optical computer mouse is structured such that a bottom surface portion of the optical computer mouse is formed so as to be depressed as a concave shape to a main body side, a massaging vibrator is arranged in a protruding manner at the concavely depressed position, and any one of operational switches of the computer mouse is changed to a switch for turning on or off a power supply to the massaging vibrator, and changing a vibration pattern, by a selection switch. Accordingly, an operator can bring the concavely depressed position of the computer mouse into close contact with an approximately convex body position so as to massage while gripping the computer mouse by a palm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Art-Factory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Akihisa, Fumihiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7989105
    Abstract: A battery pack is provided. For example, the battery pack includes a box-shaped or plate-shaped battery pack. The battery pack has a hard outer jacket member, a box-shaped or plate-shaped battery element, a cover, and a circuit board. The hard outer jacket member has a first opening and a second opening formed at both ends. The box-shaped or plate-shaped battery element is contained in the outer jacket member and has electrode terminals. The cover is molded from resin and is fitted to the first opening. The circuit board is connected to the electrode terminal leads and contained in the cover. At least the electrode terminal leads extends from the first opening. The cover has concave portions on both ends of one longer side. The outer jacket member has cut portions that expose at least the concave portions of the cover. At least a longer side of the cover and the outer jacket member are heat-adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiko Suzuki, Osamu Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yamada, Kazuo Togashi, Toru Ishii, Takayuki Yamahira
  • Patent number: 7556885
    Abstract: A battery pack which can increase of the volumetric efficiency of the battery pack without being contained in a resin mold case is provided. A first laminate material has a concave portion formed by drawing where a battery element is contained. A second laminate material is stacked so as to cover the opening of the concave portion to seal up the periphery of the opening. The first and second laminate materials are bend inwards so as to cover the battery element, and bonded and fixed together by heating. The first laminate material has three-layer structure including a polypropylene layer, a soft aluminum layer, and a nylon layer or PET layer. The second laminate material has a similar structure but includes a hard aluminum layer. Therefore, the second laminate material has enough strength to resist deformation without being contained a cell in a resin mold case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamada, Kazuo Togashi, Toru Ishii, Takayuki Yamahira, Fumihiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7262956
    Abstract: A battery pack and method of manufacturing same are provided. The battery pack can stabilize bending of a lead housed in a space defined by an external package. Leads 2, 3 of a battery element are bonded to a circuit board housed in a top cover 6. A holder 11 is mechanically fitted to the top cover 6, made of resin molded material and produced by injection molding, for example. The edge faces of ribs 12a, 12b, 12c formed on the holder 11 serve as planes which receive the circuit board 4 in the top cover 6. The top cover 6 and the holder 11 fitted to each other are turned 90°, and moved toward the opening in the edge face of the cell 1 while bending the leads 2, 3, which are bent along the contours of both the sidewalls and bottom surface of the holder 11 and housed in a space defined by the external package. The circumferential surface of the top cover 6 is bonded by heat to the inner surface of the external package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiko Suzuki, Takayuki Aita, Hiroaki Kanno, Kouji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20060166089
    Abstract: A battery pack is provided. For example, the battery pack includes a box-shaped or plate-shaped battery pack. The battery pack has a hard outer jacket member, a box-shaped or plate-shaped battery element, a cover, and a circuit board. The hard outer jacket member has a first opening and a second opening formed at both ends. The box-shaped or plate-shaped battery element is contained in the outer jacket member and has electrode terminals. The cover is molded from resin and is fitted to the first opening. The circuit board is connected to the electrode terminal leads and contained in the cover. At least the electrode terminal leads extends from the first opening. The cover has concave portions on both ends of one longer side. The outer jacket member has cut portions that expose at least the concave portions of the cover. At least a longer side of the cover and the outer jacket member are heat-adhered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Fumihiko Suzuki, Osamu Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yamada, Kazuo Togashi, Toru Ishii, Takayuki Yamahira
  • Publication number: 20060046139
    Abstract: A battery pack is disclosed that has at least a battery device enclosed in an external package and a cover adapted to be fitted into an opening formed at one end of the battery device enclosed in the external package. The cover includes a lower molding body, a circuit substrate arranged on the side of the lower molding body opposite to the side of the battery device, and an upper molding body provided on the circuit substrate. The circuit substrate and a lead led out of said opening are joined, and the battery device enclosed in the external package and the cover are adhered with a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Fumihiko Suzuki, Mitsuo Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20050181242
    Abstract: A battery pack and method of manufacturing same are provided. The battery pack can stabilize bending of a lead housed in a space defined by an external package. Leads 2, 3 of a battery element are bonded to a circuit board housed in a top cover 6. A holder 11 is mechanically fitted to the top cover 6, made of resin molded material and produced by injection molding, for example. The edge faces of ribs 12a, 12b, 12c formed on the holder 11 serve as planes which receive the circuit board 4 in the top cover 6. The top cover 6 and the holder 11 fitted to each other are turned 90°, and moved toward the opening in the edge face of the cell 1 while bending the leads 2, 3, which are bent along the contours of both the sidewalls and bottom surface of the holder 11 and housed in a space defined by the external package. The circumferential surface of the top cover 6 is bonded by heat to the inner surface of the external package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Fumihiko Suzuki, Takayuki Aita, Hiroaki Kanno, Kouji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20050136324
    Abstract: A battery pack which can increase of the volumetric efficiency of the battery pack without being contained in a resin mold case is provided. A first laminate material has a concave portion formed by drawing where a battery element is contained. A second laminate material is stacked so as to cover the opening of the concave portion to seal up the periphery of the opening. The first and second laminate materials are bend inwards so as to cover the battery element, and bonded and fixed together by heating. The first laminate material has three-layer structure including a polypropylene layer, a soft aluminum layer, and a nylon layer or PET layer. The second laminate material has a similar structure but includes a hard aluminum layer. Therefore, the second laminate material has enough strength to resist deformation without being contained a cell in a resin mold case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamada, Kazuo Togashi, Toru Ishii, Takayuki Yamahira, Fumihiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5228246
    Abstract: An apparatus for turning up and down seats for a telescopic seating system includes as essential components a foot on which a single seat is fixedly mounted, a base frame having a support shaft inserted therethrough in the transverse direction so as to allow the foot to be turned up and down about the support shaft, a center shaft extending through the base frame in parallel with the support shaft and including an extension outside of the housing, a guide arm turnably mounted on the extension of the center shaft, a pair of first coil springs mounted on the support shaft within the interior of the base frame so as to allow the foot to be normally biased in the turning-up direction, a second coil spring mounted on the extension of the center shaft so as to allow the guide arm to be normally turnably biased in the forward direction, and a pair of tongue-shaped projections fixedly mounted on the center shaft within the interior of the base frame, a link plate bridged between a front shaft on the foot and a rear s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kotobuki
    Inventors: Fumihiko Suzuki, Toshihiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 4702043
    Abstract: An apparatus for turning up and down a spectator's seats includes a foot member which is turnably supported within a base frame fixedly mounted on the movable platform. A pair of Y-shaped lock links are supported turnable about a support shaft which extends throught the fore end thereof. The upper portions of the lock links rotatably support a locking and unlocking roller therebetween and this roller serves as a weight. On the other hand, the lower portions of the lock links are formed with a hook respectively. A locking angle is fixedly secured to both the side walls of the base frame at the position located behind foot member in such a manner that the hooks are engaged to the locking angle to firmly hold the foot member in the upright standing posture when the roller is lowered by turning movement. Engagement of the hooks to the locking angle can be released by abutment of the roller against the front nose on the upper movable platform during backward movement of the first-mentioned movable platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kotobuki
    Inventor: Fumihiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4569162
    Abstract: A new apparatus for turning up and down spectators' seats for a telescopic seating system of the type including a plurality of movable platforms which are arranged in tiers is disclosed. The apparatus essentially comprises a frame fixedly mounted on a movable platform, a foot member fixedly secured to the housing of a seat, a stopper link turnably supported on the foot member, an unlocking member turnably supported on the frame and a leaf spring operatively connected to the rear end of the stopper link. The foot member is formed with projections at the rear end part thereof which are adapted to abut against a front nose of the adjacent upper movable platform as the first-mentioned movable platform is displaced forwardly to the extended position. The foot member assumes the upright standing position by turning up on the frame together with the housing of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kotobuki
    Inventor: Fumihiko Suzuki