Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kunii

Hiroshi Kunii 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: 20220321243
    Abstract: If reception quality of a broadcast signal of a first frequency received by a tuner satisfies setting conditions, the frequency received by the tuner is changed from the first frequency to a second frequency. It is evaluated whether or not the amount of offset between a reference frequency and the frequency of the signal, which is generated by converting the broadcast signal of the second frequency received by the tuner into an intermediate frequency is within a predetermined range. If the offset between the reference frequency and the frequency of the intermediate frequency signal is within the predetermined range, the data included in the broadcast signal of the first frequency is acquired by a demodulating the broadcast signal of the first frequency. It is evaluated whether or not the broadcast signal of the first frequency is a broadcast signal of a broadcasting station based on the acquired data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Faurecia Clarion Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki OOSHIMA, Hiroshi MATSUDA, Takeshi KUNII, Akihiko TAKADA, Yuujirou MATSUKURA
  • Publication number: 20220311306
    Abstract: A drive device includes: a drive unit including a rotary electric machine and a drive unit case that houses the rotary electric machine; a control unit including a control device configured to control the rotary electric machine; and a connection unit including a connection line that electrically connects the rotary electric machine and the control device. The control unit is disposed at a position facing the outer peripheral surface of the drive unit case. A space portion is provided between the outer peripheral surface of the drive unit case and the control unit. The connection unit is provided such that the connection line electrically connects the rotary electric machine and the control device through the space portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi KUNII
  • Patent number: 11401965
    Abstract: A first and second electric members respectively having electrical connection portions are electrically connected in a state that mutual positions are regulated by guide pins, and fastening screws which are inserted through fastening screw insertion holes of the second electric member are screwed into screw holes for fastening of the first electric member, and thereby the first and second electric members are fastened. At least one of the screw holes for fastening has large-diameter portions into which the guide pin is detachably inserted, and small-diameter portions equipped with female screw portions. The female screw portions are not arranged in the large-diameter portions, and inner diameters of the large-diameter portions are larger than root diameters of the female screw portions, and outer circumferential surfaces of the fastening screws which are screwed with the female screw portions and inner circumferential surfaces of the large-diameter portions are not in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Otani, Yusuke Yamamura, Hiroshi Kunii, Masashi Bando
  • Patent number: 11336156
    Abstract: A power control unit includes a power module, a support block configured to support the power module, an upper case configured to cover the power module from above, and a connection conductor configured to connect an internal power feeding passage on the side of the power module and an external power feeding passage on the side of the motor unit, wherein the connection conductor vertically passes through the support block and includes a connecting fixing section that protrudes upward than the support block and that is connected to the internal power feeding passage by a fastening member, an inclination wall inclined downward toward a side end portion of the upper wall of the upper case is provided on the upper wall of the upper case, and an opening section facing the connecting fixing section of the connection conductor is provided in the inclination wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kunii, Akinari Hayashi, Yusuke Yamamura
  • Patent number: 11013134
    Abstract: A power control unit includes a power module, a water jacket, and a power supply connection module. The water jacket has a through hole passing through the water jacket from one side surface thereof to the other side surface thereof. The power supply connection module includes a connection conductor passing through the through hole and configured to connect an internal power supply path to an external power supply path and a conductor housing configured to hold at least a part of the periphery of the connection conductor on the external power supply path side. A seal member configured to seal the periphery of the through hole is disposed between the water jacket and the conductor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20200389049
    Abstract: An electric power control apparatus includes a controller that controls transfer of electric power between a motor and a power storage device; and a case that accommodates the controller. The controller includes a magnetically coupled reactor. At least part of the case around the reactor includes a non-conductive wall portion formed of a non-conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20200274420
    Abstract: A power feed joint structure includes three module-side bus bars, three motor-side bus bar, three flexible conductive members configured to connect the module-side bus bars and the motor-side bus bars, a bus bar housing configured to hold the three motor-side bus bars, and an insulating cover member configured to restrict falling of the module-side bus bars. The module-side bus bars are connected to each of the internal power feeding passages of a power module, respectively. The motor-side bus bars are connected to each of the external power feeding passages of a motor unit, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kunii, Akinari Hayashi, Yusuke Yamamura
  • Publication number: 20200274424
    Abstract: A power control unit includes a power module, a support block configured to support the power module, an upper case configured to cover the power module from above, and a connection conductor configured to connect an internal power feeding passage on the side of the power module and an external power feeding passage on the side of the motor unit, wherein the connection conductor vertically passes through the support block and includes a connecting fixing section that protrudes upward than the support block and that is connected to the internal power feeding passage by a fastening member, an inclination wall inclined downward toward a side end portion of the upper wall of the upper case is provided on the upper wall of the upper case, and an opening section facing the connecting fixing section of the connection conductor is provided in the inclination wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kunii, Akinari Hayashi, Yusuke Yamamura
  • Publication number: 20200275571
    Abstract: A power control unit includes a power module, a water jacket, and a power supply connection module. The water jacket has a through hole passing through the water jacket from one side surface thereof to the other side surface thereof. The power supply connection module includes a connection conductor passing through the through hole and configured to connect an internal power supply path to an external power supply path and a conductor housing configured to hold at least a part of the periphery of the connection conductor on the external power supply path side. A seal member configured to seal the periphery of the through hole is disposed between the water jacket and the conductor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20200208671
    Abstract: A first and second electric members respectively having electrical connection portions are electrically connected in a state that mutual positions are regulated by guide pins, and fastening screws which are inserted through fastening screw insertion holes of the second electric member are screwed into screw holes for fastening of the first electric member, and thereby the first and second electric members are fastened. At least one of the screw holes for fastening has large-diameter portions into which the guide pin is detachably inserted, and small-diameter portions equipped with female screw portions. The female screw portions are not arranged in the large-diameter portions, and inner diameters of the large-diameter portions are larger than root diameters of the female screw portions, and outer circumferential surfaces of the fastening screws which are screwed with the female screw portions and inner circumferential surfaces of the large-diameter portions are not in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi OTANI, Yusuke YAMAMURA, Hiroshi KUNII, Masashi BANDO
  • Patent number: 8419234
    Abstract: An illumination device 12 according to the present invention includes a light source 17 a chassis 14 that houses the light source 17 and a power supply board 32 for supplying drive power to the light source 17. The power supply board 32 is mounted on a surface of the chassis 14 on an opposite side from the light source 17. The chassis 14 has a raised portion 50 that is a part of the surface of the chassis 14 on the opposite side from the light source 17 and raised toward the side on which the power supply board 32 is mounted. The power supply board 32 is arranged so as to overlap the raised portion 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kunii
  • Patent number: 8404360
    Abstract: Provided are a side member from which a clad member for heat exchanger exhibiting excellent productivity and corrosion resistance while preventing poor adhesion can be produced in production of a clad member for heat exchanger by controlling the surface state and flatness, a method for producing the side member, and a method for producing a clad member for a heat exchanger by using the side member. A side member (A) consists of a core material and one or more layers of side member (A) applied onto one side or both sides thereof and being used in a clad member for a heat exchanger, wherein a plurality of periodic forms (B) of fine groove which become arcuate toward one direction of the side member (A) is formed on the surface of the side member (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiki Ueda, Kenji Tokuda, Yasuhiro Nishioka, Jitsuto Shikata, Hiroshi Kunii, Hideaki Hakuya
  • Patent number: 8395579
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source and a light source driver configured to drive the light source. In at least one embodiment, the light source driver is configured to drive the light source with brightness control. It is capable of generating pulse width modulation signals using different dimming. A dimming frequency is selected from the different dimming frequencies according to an installation mode of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaori Yamamoto, Shuki Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20120268663
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to prevent damage that occurs in attaching a power supply board to connectors in an illumination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20110199544
    Abstract: A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a plurality of light sources 17, a power supply board 30 and a plurality of connectors 40. The power supply board 30 is configured to supply drive power to the light sources 17. The connectors 40 are provided for making electrical connections between the power supply board 30 and the light sources 17. The connectors 40 are arranged such that the adjacent connectors 40 are arranged in staggered layout. Namely, large space is provided between the adjacent connectors 40. This makes mounting work of the connectors easy and reduces electrical discharge between the connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kunii, Yasumori Kuromizu
  • Publication number: 20110063526
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source and a light source driver configured to drive the light source. In at least one embodiment, the light source driver is configured to drive the light source with brightness control. It is capable of generating pulse width modulation signals using different dimming. A dimming frequency is selected from the different dimming frequencies according to an installation mode of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Kaori Yamamoto, Shuki Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20110011573
    Abstract: Provided are a side member from which a clad member for heat exchanger exhibiting excellent productivity and corrosion resistance while preventing poor adhesion can be produced in production of a clad member for heat exchanger by controlling the surface state and flatness, a method for producing the side member, and a method for producing a clad member for a heat exchanger by using the side member. A side member (A) consists of a core material and one or more layers of side member (A) applied onto one side or both sides thereof and being used in a clad member for a heat exchanger, wherein a plurality of periodic forms (B) of fine groove which become arcuate toward one direction of the side member (A) is formed on the surface of the side member (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Toshiki Ueda, Kenji Tokuda, Yasuhiro Nishioka, Jitsuto Shikata, Hiroshi Kunii, Hideaki Hakuya
  • Publication number: 20100321593
    Abstract: An illumination device 12 according to the present invention includes a light source 17 a chassis 14 that houses the light source 17 and a power supply board 32 for supplying drive power to the light source 17. The power supply board 32 is mounted on a surface of the chassis 14 on an opposite side from the light source 17. The chassis 14 has a raised portion 50 that is a part of the surface of the chassis 14 on the opposite side from the light source 17 and raised toward the side on which the power supply board 32 is mounted. The power supply board 32 is arranged so as to overlap the raised portion 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20100283920
    Abstract: A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a plurality of light sources 17, a regulator circuit 50 and a driver circuit 40. The regulator circuit 50 is configured to adjust balance of current flow between the light sources 17. The driver circuit 40 is configured to supply drive power to the light sources 17 via the regulator circuit 50. The regulator circuit 50 includes two sections provided on the first board 31 and the second board 32 that is arranged adjacent to the first board 31, respectively. The regulator circuit 50 and the driver circuit 40 are provided on the first board 31.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20100207866
    Abstract: In an arrangement area of lamps (16) in the backlight chassis (14), a main longitudinal direction of the lamps (16) lies in a first direction and the lamps (16) are arranged at uneven intervals (P), and the area has a high-density area (center area (Rc)) in which the lamps (16) are arranged with high density and a low-density area (upper area (Rt) and lower area (Rb)) in which the lamps (16) are arranged with low density. The backlight chassis (14) has a heat releasing member arranged on its backside in the high-density area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kunii