Hideto Hanada 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: A control system of an internal combustion engine controls the starting of an internal combustion engine, which has been stopped, based on the establishment of a predetermined starting condition. The control system is provided with at least two power sources, a low-voltage power source and a high-voltage power source, a starting mechanism that is driven by the power source so as to operate the internal combustion engine, and a switching mechanism for switching between a connection, of the starting mechanism, to the low-voltage power source and a connection, of the starting mechanism, to the high-voltage power source.
Abstract: A vehicle includes an internal combustion engine that is variably connected, for example, via a mechanical clutch, to a drive train including a transmission. The vehicle also has a functional device operated by a torque generated by the internal combustion engine. A load applied by the functional device on the internal combustion engine when the drive train and the engine are engaged during deceleration of the vehicle and a speed of the internal combustion engine is lower than a predetermined value is controlled such that the load is reduced to a first value lower than a second value of the load applied to the engine when the speed of the internal combustion engine is equal to or higher than the predetermined value.
Abstract: In the case of an engine automatic stop and start system in which an engine is stopped while a vehicle is stopped and the engine is started when the vehicle is started, it is necessary to shorten an engine starting time when a driver desires to move the vehicle. Further, it is desirable to efficiently compensate the electric power consumed by the starter. The vehicle contains an existing low voltage power source and a high voltage power source with an excellent charging efficiency. When the engine switches from a running condition to a stopped condition while the vehicle is stopped, a change-over switch switches and applies the voltage of the high voltage power source to a starter motor. This causes the starter motor to rotate at high speeds, thereby starting the engine very quickly. Therefore, it is possible to reduce overall energy losses and improve vehicle fuel consumption.
Abstract: A golf ball having a predetermined radius, and a spherical outer surface with a multiplicity of dimples formed therein, wherein said spherical outer surface has at least one hit portion which has a diameter of 5-15 mm. The hit portion may be an undimpled portion in which the dimples are absent; a single-dimple portion in which the dimples are absent except a single one of the dimples that is located at a central part thereof; a groove portion in which a plurality of grooves are formed; or an increased contact-area portion in which a protrusion is formed in each dimple.
February 8, 2001
September 6, 2001
Hideto Hanada, Yutaka Suzuki, Kimiyo Yoshida
Abstract: A bed having an array of cylindrical support members supported by a main frame to support a mat, such that the support members are spaced apart from each other in the transverse direction of the bed and such that the support members are rotatable, and a device for rotating the support members in rolling contact with the mat, for changing areas of contact of the mat with the support members to thereby change areas of contact of the user with the mat for promoting blood circulation in a portion of the user in contact with the mat.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for rolling a cylindrical blank in pressed contact with shaped rolling or die faces of rolling dies to generate, on the periphery of the blank, plural teeth corresponding to a profile of the die faces of the dies. The blank is rolled bidirectionally on the die faces of the dies, first in one of opposite directions and subsequently in the other direction. The blank is fed along its axis of rolling while it is rolled bidirectionally, to push the same between the dies for axially progressive rolling engagement thereof with the die faces. The rolling dies may be of reciprocating flat type or rotating cylindrical type. The feeding motion of the blank may be temporarily stopped upon a temporary stop of the rolling movements of the blank at the end of a first movement thereof in one of the opposite directions.