Patents by Inventor Hiroki Yokoyama

Hiroki Yokoyama 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).

  • Publication number: 20220291003
    Abstract: A ridesharing management system which enables a plurality of users using a ridesharing service to share a vehicle as passengers, wherein the vehicle is comprised of a hybrid vehicle, and a boundary is established between the inside of an engine restricted zone in which operation of an internal combustion engine is restricted and the outside of the engine restricted zone. It is predicted whether the SOC amount of the battery will become less than a setting value during travel in the engine restricted zone if traveling through a stop in the engine restricted zone and a stop outside the engine restricted zone due to a pick-up request or drop-off request from a user. A route order that does not result in the SOC amount of the battery becoming less than the setting value during travel in the engine restricted zone is suggested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Hiroya CHIBA, Yoshiyuki KAGEURA, Masanori SHIMADA, Yoshihiro SAKAYANAGI, Hiroki MORITA
  • Patent number: 11427142
    Abstract: An electrical connection box can include a housing and a lower cover that closes a lower part of the housing in which the housing includes an electric wire bundle holder whose lower side open so as to be able to allow insertion of a bonder cap of an electric wire bundle in a state where the electric wire bundle is covered with the bonder cap. The lower cover includes a deep bottom part having a drainage hole. A shallow bottom part can be located above the deep bottom part below the electric wire bundle holder, with the shallow bottom part being formed to include an inclined surface inclined downward toward the deep bottom part, and a state where the bonder cap is inserted into the electric wire bundle holder is maintained on the inclined surface of the shallow bottom part on the lower cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Tashiro, Ryouichi Yokoyama, Atsushi Sumida, Junya Masuda
  • Patent number: 11420184
    Abstract: Disclosed are water-absorbent resin particles comprising a crosslinked polymer comprising a monomer unit derived from a water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer, wherein an artificial menstrual blood volume increase rate as measured in an artificial menstrual blood swelling test conducted in the order of i), ii), and iii) is 70% or more. i) putting 1.0 g of water-absorbent resin particles into a measuring cylinder with an inner diameter of 27 mm. ii) injecting 10 ml of artificial menstrual blood into the cylinder at once to swell the water-absorbent resin particles. iii) measuring a volume (A) of the swollen water-absorbent resin particles after 60 seconds from the injection and calculating an artificial menstrual blood volume increase rate according to Equation (I) below. Artificial menstrual blood volume increase rate (%)=(A?B)/B×100 . . . (I), A . . . Volume (ml) of swollen water-absorbent resin particles, B . . . Volume (ml) of injected artificial menstrual blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yabuguchi, Hiromi Miyashita, Hideki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20220234567
    Abstract: A vehicle control device including processor being configured to, when driving sections are present inside a restricted region, extract as a restricted driving section from among driving sections present inside the restricted region a driving section through which it is projected the vehicle will be driven in a restricted time period in which operation of internal combustion engines is restricted, and prepare a driving plan able to drive through the restricted driving section in the EV mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Hiroya CHIBA, Yoshiyuki KAGEURA, Masanori SHIMADA, Yoshihiro SAKAYANAGI, Sui KURIHASHI, Hiroki MORITA, Makoto OGISO
  • Patent number: 11394187
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes: an insulating casing; at least one internal electric part that is accommodated inside the casing and is electrically connected to a plurality of internal electric wires drawn from the inside to the outside of the casing; and a terminal block that is provided with at least one external electric part electrically connected to at least one external electric wire and is assembled into the casing outside the casing. The casing includes an accommodation member that accommodates the internal electric part, and a removable member that is attached to and detached from the accommodation member. The terminal block includes a holding member that holds the external electric part. The holding member is formed as one part integrated with the removable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Tashiro, Ryouichi Yokoyama, Atsushi Sumida, Junya Masuda
  • Patent number: 11238284
    Abstract: A vehicle state evaluation apparatus includes an electronic control unit having a microprocessor and memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koki Fujisawa, Satoru Okubo, Hiroki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10954113
    Abstract: A flexible container (80) includes a reservoir part (82) that reserves a liquid and a discharge passage part (81) that communicates with the reservoir part (82) to take out the liquid. A discharge pump includes a plurality of roller parts (50) that press the discharge passage part (81) and an endless transfer mechanism unit (60) that has the plurality of roller parts (50) attached at a predetermined interval and causes the roller parts (50) to go around. The endless transfer mechanism unit (60) has an arrangement including a straight-line portion in which the roller parts (50) linearly move, in a path of the go-around movement. An attachment interval of the plurality of roller parts (50) is set to such an interval that before a certain roller part (50) going around reaches a position where the certain roller part (50) does not press the discharge passage part (81), a subsequent roller part (50) is able to reach a position where the subsequent roller part (50) presses the discharge passage part (81).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasufumi Sakai, Yuji Suzuki, Masatoshi Aihara, Hiroki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20200226858
    Abstract: A user reliability evaluation apparatus includes an electronic control unit having a microprocessor and a memory. The microprocessor is configured to perform: acquiring an image of a vehicle used by a user of a vehicle renting service and a location information of a photographing location of the image of the vehicle; detecting a degree of dirt of the vehicle based on the image of the vehicle acquired; evaluating a state of the vehicle based on the degree of dirt of the vehicle detected; acquiring a user evaluation of the state of the vehicle made by the user with respect to the degree of dirt of the vehicle; and determining a user reliability including a use manner of the vehicle based on an evaluation result of the state of the vehicle evaluated based on the degree of dirt of the vehicle detected and the user evaluation acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Koki Fujisawa, Satoru Okubo, Hiroki Yokoyama, Takuro Masuda, Makoto Takano
  • Publication number: 20200219056
    Abstract: A vehicle service providing apparatus includes an electronic control unit having a microprocessor and memory. The memory is configured to perform storing map data including route position data. The microprocessor is configured to perform acquiring reservation application data for using the vehicle including destination data, calculating a route to the destination base on the map data stored and the destination data acquired, acquiring parcel data including fee revenue data for a delivery of the parcel, determining whether the user satisfies a predetermined requirement for delivering the parcel when using the vehicle based on the parcel data in the acquiring and the route calculated in the calculating, deciding the incentive based on the parcel data in the acquiring when it is determined that the user satisfies the predetermined requirement; and outputting incentive data of the incentive in the deciding to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Koki Fujisawa, Satoru Okubo, Hiroki Yokoyama, Takuro Masuda
  • Publication number: 20200219179
    Abstract: A vehicle rental management apparatus configured to incorporate an unused parking space as a station of a vehicle used in a vehicle rental service to manage rental of the vehicle, includes an electronic control unit having a microprocessor and a memory connected to the microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to perform managing a reservation data of a user of the vehicle; and determining whether use of the vehicle by a station manager managing the station is possible. The determining further includes permitting use of the vehicle by the station manager within a reservable time period during which the vehicle is not reserved by the user when the reservable time period of a predetermined length is found from the vehicle reservation data managed in the managing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Makiko Matsumoto, Hiroki Yokoyama, Satoru Okubo, Koki Fujisawa, Takuro Masuda
  • Publication number: 20200218893
    Abstract: A vehicle state evaluation apparatus includes an electronic control unit having a microprocessor and memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Koki Fujisawa, Satoru Okubo, Hiroki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20200062573
    Abstract: A pump mechanism that allows a beverage dispenser to be formed compact in its width direction in spite of inclusion of a plurality of tube pumps. A first tube pump and a second tube pump are disposed on the left and right sides of a motor on more front side than this motor in such a manner that a first rotational shaft of a first rotor and a second rotational shaft of a second rotor extend perpendicularly to an output shaft. A first transmission mechanism for transmitting power outputted from the output shaft to the first rotor includes a first clutch mechanism configured to transmit rotation of the output shaft in a first direction to the first rotor, but not to transmit rotation of the output shaft in a second direction to the first rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuuji SUZUKI, Masatoshi AIHARA, Hiroki YOKOYAMA, Yasufumi SAKAI, Ryuta IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200055719
    Abstract: A flexible container (80) includes a reservoir part (82) that reserves a liquid and a discharge passage part (81) that communicates with the reservoir part (82) to take out the liquid. A discharge pump includes a plurality of roller parts (50) that press the discharge passage part (81) and an endless transfer mechanism unit (60) that has the plurality of roller parts (50) attached at a predetermined interval and causes the roller parts (50) to go around. The endless transfer mechanism unit (60) has an arrangement including a straight-line portion in which the roller parts (50) linearly move, in a path of the go-around movement. An attachment interval of the plurality of roller parts (50) is set to such an interval that before a certain roller part (50) going around reaches a position where the certain roller part (50) does not press the discharge passage part (81), a subsequent roller part (50) is able to reach a position where the subsequent roller part (50) presses the discharge passage part (81).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yasufumi Sakai, Yuji Suzuki, Masatoshi Aihara, Hiroki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10518938
    Abstract: A container is provided to contain a liquid to be used in a liquid dispenser that is space-saving and enables checking of the amount of remaining liquid, a refilling operation, and maintenance to be readily performed. A stock solution container in which a concentrated stock solution is to be contained and that is to be used in a beverage dispenser to eject a beverage constituted by the concentrated stock solution and a diluent includes: a containing portion having a bag shape and is to contain the concentrated stock solution; and an ejecting portion for ejecting the concentrated stock solution to the outside, the ejecting portion being provided to protrude from the containing portion. An ejection port is provided at a leading end of the ejecting portion, and the concentrated stock solution is ejected from the ejection port as the containing portion deforms based on an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuuji Suzuki, Masatoshi Aihara, Hiroki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20190337787
    Abstract: A flexible container (80) is held and pressed by an extrusion mechanism unit (10) to continuously apply a pressure to a content in the container. A discharge passage part (81) of the flexible container (80) is pressed by roller parts while the roller parts are linearly moved with an endless transfer mechanism unit (60), and the discharge passage part (81) expanded with an inflow of the content is put into a state of being sequentially squeezed by the roller parts. Therefore, the content in the discharge passage part (81) is advanced toward an end of the discharge passage part in accordance with the linear movement of the roller parts and it is possible to discharge a proper amount of content by adjusting a state of movement of the roller parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yasufumi Sakai, Yuji Suzuki, Masatoshi Aihara, Hiroki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10385745
    Abstract: An exhaust purifying device provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine comprises: a column-shaped honeycomb carrier; a cylindrical case member adapted to house the honeycomb carrier; a holding member provided between the honeycomb carrier and the case member to surround the outer circumference of the honeycomb carrier; buffer members provided on a peripheral edge of the edge surface of at least one side of an inflow side edge surface and an outflow side edge surface of the honeycomb carrier so as to regulate the movement of the honeycomb carrier in the central axis X direction; and setting members secured to the case member to regulate the movement of the buffer members by allowing their position regulation parts to contact the buffer members; wherein the buffer members are provided, on the outer circumferential sides, with recesses into which the position regulation parts of the setting members are fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Hatakeyama, Hiroki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10351324
    Abstract: An improvement is made in a package including a protective film enclosing an article and a tack label coupled to an outer surface of the protective film such that a step of forming a slit in the protective film can be omitted and the need to form a dent at a specific area in the article is eliminated. A protective film includes an overlapping portion in which a first edge portion directly opposing the article and a second edge portion opposing the article via the first edge portion are overlapped with each other, and in a coupling surface between a tack label coupled so as to cover the overlapping portion and a protective film, a non-uniform coupling force distribution is provided in which a second region continuously connected to the second edge portion has a higher coupling force than a first region continuously connected to the first edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroki Yokoyama, Masayuki Kitamasu
  • Publication number: 20190120105
    Abstract: An exhaust purifying device provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine comprises: a column-shaped honeycomb carrier; a cylindrical case member adapted to house the honeycomb carrier; a holding member provided between the honeycomb carrier and the case member to surround the outer circumference of the honeycomb carrier; buffer members provided on a peripheral edge of the edge surface of at least one side of an inflow side edge surface and an outflow side edge surface of the honeycomb carrier so as to regulate the movement of the honeycomb carrier in the central axis X direction; and setting members secured to the case member to regulate the movement of the buffer members by allowing their position regulation parts to contact the buffer members; wherein the buffer members are provided, on the outer circumferential sides, with recesses into which the position regulation parts of the setting members are fitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Hatakeyama, Hiroki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20190082937
    Abstract: An adhesive composition includes an epoxy resin as a main component and an inorganic zwitterion exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takae HAYASHI, Koji KOBAYASHI, Hiroki YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190029495
    Abstract: This medical device includes a bonded member, and a cured adhesive body in close contact with the bonded member, wherein the cured adhesive body is formed by curing a thermosetting adhesive for a medical device, and wherein the thermosetting adhesive for a medical device is formed by diffusing an infrared absorbent into a thermosetting resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki YOKOYAMA