Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Nomura

Hiroyuki Nomura 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: 10995081
    Abstract: A compound represented by Formula (1): The compound can be used as insecticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kei Yoshida, Takeo Wakita, Hiroyuki Katsuta, Akiyoshi Kai, Yutaka Chiba, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hiroko Kato, Nobuyuki Kawahara, Michikazu Nomura, Hidenori Daido, Junji Maki, Shinichi Banba
  • Publication number: 20200216657
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition capable of providing a molded article which is inhibited from making rattling noise and preferably has high rigidity is provided, which comprises a rubber-reinforced resin (A) having a rubber portion (a1) derived from a block copolymer, or hydrogenated product thereof; and a resin portion (a2) comprising a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound. The block copolymer includes a block (I) having a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound, and a block (II) having a structural unit derived from isoprene or from isoprene and butadiene, and having a main dispersion peak of tan ? at no less than 0° C. The thermoplastic resin composition has a maximum value of sound pressure of 3.0 Pa/N or less over a frequency range of 20-20,000 Hz measured under predetermined conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nomura, Naruki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10585184
    Abstract: This disclosure aims to accurately track a tracking target regardless of a surrounding environment. A tracking processor may be provided, which includes a tracking processing module configured to perform processing of tracking a tracking target, and a congestion degree calculating submodule configured to calculate a degree of congestion of objects located within an area including an estimated position of the tracking target. The tracking processing module may perform the processing of tracking the tracking target based on a value of the congestion degree calculated by the congestion degree calculating submodule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nomura, Kazuya Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10466303
    Abstract: A state-of-charge estimation device and a state of charge estimation method are provided that estimate a state of charge in a battery having a large polarization, requiring a long time for depolarization, and having a large charge/discharge hysteresis in its SOC-OCV characteristics. The state-of-charge estimation device includes a voltage measuring unit which measures a closed circuit voltage in a battery, a charge estimation unit which estimates a state of charge in a charge mode by referring to charge mode information that associates a closed circuit voltage with a state of charge in the battery, and a discharge estimation unit which estimates a state of charge in a discharge mode by referring to discharge mode information that associates a closed circuit voltage generated by use of a discharge pattern of the battery with a state of charge in the battery by use of the measured closed circuit voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kenji Nishigaki, Masashi Kidono, Takahiro Tsuzuku, Hiroyuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 10459037
    Abstract: A state-of-charge estimation device includes a transition estimation unit, when a transition from a charge mode to a discharge mode starts, which starts current integration by use of a measured current and obtains a second state of charge by use of a first state of charge at the start of the transition and a current integration value, so as to estimate that the second state of charge is a state of charge upon transition until a target state of charge is reached that is determined by a current integration value obtained for a predetermined time period after the start of the transition, and/or when a transition from a discharge mode to a charge mode starts, which starts current integration by use of a measured current and obtains a sixth state of charge by use of a third state of charge at the start of the transition and a current integration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kenji Nishigaki, Masashi Kidono, Takahiro Tsuzuku, Hiroyuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 10348105
    Abstract: When it has been determined according to a voltage detected by a voltage detecting unit 31 that a voltage detection line 23 between a focused-on battery 21 and the voltage detecting unit 31 has been broken, operations of each of switches 22 are controlled to separate a battery module 2 that includes the voltage detection line 23 from a power supply apparatus 1. When it has been determined according to the voltage detected by the voltage detecting unit 31 that the focused-on battery 21 has been overcharged or overdischarged, power input to, or output from, every battery module 2 is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hiroko Adaniya, Takahiro Tsuzuku, Hiroyuki Nomura, Junichi Hatano, Ryusuke Hase
  • Publication number: 20190177531
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition that can provide molded articles that are not only highly rigid but also inhibited from generating hitting sound is provided, which has a bending modulus of 1850 MPa or higher as measured in accordance with ISO 178 and has a maximum sound pressure value of 2.0 Pa/N or lower as determined over a range of 20-20,000 Hz based on a frequency spectrum of sound pressure obtained by striking the center of one surface of a test piece with a force of 20±5 N using a stainless steel hammer, and collecting a sound generated at this moment using a sound pressure microphone placed at a distance of 12 cm perpendicularly from the above surface, the test piece being an integrally molded article having a rectangular main body that is 120 mm long, 60 mm wide and 3 mm thick and is provided with an upper end thereof with a trapezoidal protrusion that has a 20 mm upper base and a 40 mm lower base, is 8 mm tall and 1.5 mm thick, and being suspended by two strings taped to the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 10245988
    Abstract: A vehicle seat including a seat cushion, a seat back, a seat belt, and a seat belt retractor is provided. The vehicle seat includes: a seat back frame comprising: right and left side frames disposed at a distance away from each other in a lateral direction; an upper frame connecting upper end portions of the right side frame and the left side frame; a lower frame connecting lower end portions of the right side frame and the left side frame; and a connecting frame made of a pipe member and disposed at distances away from the right and left side frames and connecting the upper frame and the lower frame; and a first bracket by which the seat belt retractor is attached to the seat back frame. The first bracket is provided on the connecting frame at distances away from the upper frame and the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: TS TECH CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Yonehara, Kazuya Miyawaki, Hiroyuki Nomura, Atsushi Okimura, Hiroki Ikeda, Toshimitsu Mizukoshi, Yuma Oga
  • Publication number: 20170368974
    Abstract: A vehicle seat including a seat cushion, a seat back, a seat belt, and a seat belt retractor is provided. The vehicle seat includes: a seat back frame comprising: right and left side frames disposed at a distance away from each other in a lateral direction; an upper frame connecting upper end portions of the right side frame and the left side frame; a lower frame connecting lower end portions of the right side frame and the left side frame; and a connecting frame made of a pipe member and disposed at distances away from the right and left side frames and connecting the upper frame and the lower frame; and a first bracket by which the seat belt retractor is attached to the seat back frame. The first bracket is provided on the connecting frame at distances away from the upper frame and the lower frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Hidetaka YONEHARA, Kazuya MIYAWAKI, Hiroyuki NOMURA, Atsushi OKIMURA, Hiroki IKEDA, Toshimitsu MIZUKOSHI, Yuma OGA
  • Publication number: 20170324257
    Abstract: When it has been determined according to a voltage detected by a voltage detecting unit 31 that a voltage detection line 23 between a focused-on battery 21 and the voltage detecting unit 31 has been broken, operations of each of switches 22 are controlled to separate a battery module 2 that includes the voltage detection line 23 from a power supply apparatus 1. When it has been determined according to the voltage detected by the voltage detecting unit 31 that the focused-on battery 21 has been overcharged or overdischarged, power input to, or output from, every battery module 2 is limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hiroko ADANIYA, Takahiro TSUZUKU, Hiroyuki NOMURA, Junichi HATANO, Ryusuke HASE
  • Publication number: 20170261608
    Abstract: Please make the following amendments to the abstract. Material to be inserted in replacement paragraphs or sections is in bold and underline, and material to be deleted is in and/or in if the deletion would be difficult to see. This disclosure aims to accurately track a tracking target regardless of a surrounding environment. A tracking processor may be provided, which includes a tracking processing module configured to perform processing of tracking a tracking target, and a congestion degree calculating submodule configured to calculate a degree of congestion of objects located within an area including an estimated position of the tracking target. The tracking processing module may perform the processing of tracking the tracking target based on a value of the congestion degree calculated by the congestion degree calculating submodule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nomura, Kazuya Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9714982
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for estimating a remaining capacity of a battery. Transient characteristics are generated that represent a correlation between the remaining capacity and a closed circuit voltage, the correlation transitioning from one of a charging-side and a discharging-side characteristic to the other when the charging/discharging of the battery has been switched, on the basis of map data of a charging-side characteristic that is only conducted from a fully-discharged to a fully-charged state and a discharging-side characteristic that is only conducted from the fully-charged to the fully-discharged state, the characteristics representing a correlation between the remaining capacity and the Closed Circuit Voltage of the battery. When charging and discharging of the battery have been switched, the remaining capacity of the battery is estimated from the Closed Circuit Voltage of the battery by using the transient characteristics until polarization of the battery enters a saturated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsuzuku, Hiroyuki Nomura, Kenji Nishigaki, Masashi Kidono
  • Publication number: 20160336736
    Abstract: A method for detecting an abnormality in a relay that can detect that a module relay is inoperative is provided. In a method for detecting an abnormality in a relay in a battery pack comprising a plurality of battery modules connected in parallel to each other and comprising a main relay and module relays, the main relay is shut off if it is determined that a current is flowing in a battery module for which the module relay is not shut off and a current is flowing in a battery module for which the module relay is shut off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hiroyuki NOMURA, Kenji NISHIGAKI, Takahiro TSUZUKU
  • Publication number: 20150369871
    Abstract: A state-of-charge estimation device includes a transition estimation unit, when a transition from a charge mode to a discharge mode starts, which starts current integration by use of a measured current and obtains a second state of charge by use of a first state of charge at the start of the transition and a current integration value, so as to estimate that the second state of charge is a state of charge upon transition until a target state of charge is reached that is determined by a current integration value obtained for a predetermined time period after the start of the transition, and/or when a transition from a discharge mode to a charge mode starts, which starts current integration by use of a measured current and obtains a sixth state of charge by use of a third state of charge at the start of the transition and a current integration value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kenji NISHIGAKI, Masashi KIDONO, Takahiro TSUZUKU, Hiroyuki NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20150369869
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for estimating a remaining capacity of a battery. Transient characteristics are generated that represent a correlation between the remaining capacity and a closed circuit voltage, the correlation transitioning from one of a charging-side and a discharging-side characteristic to the other when the charging/discharging of the battery has been switched, on the basis of map data of a charging-side characteristic that is only conducted from a fully-discharged to a fully-charged state and a discharging-side characteristic that is only conducted from the fully-charged to the fully-discharged state, the characteristics representing a correlation between the remaining capacity and the Closed Circuit Voltage of the battery. When charging and discharging of the battery have been switched, the remaining capacity of the battery is estimated from the Closed Circuit Voltage of the battery by using the transient characteristics until polarization of the battery enters a saturated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takahiro TSUZUKU, Hiroyuki NOMURA, Kenji NISHIGAKI, Masashi KIDONO
  • Publication number: 20150355285
    Abstract: A state-of-charge estimation device and method are provided that estimate a state of charge in a battery having a large polarization, requiring a long time for depolarization, and having a large charge/discharge hysteresis in its SOC-OCV characteristics. The state-of-charge estimation device includes a voltage measuring unit which measures a closed circuit voltage in a battery, a charge estimation unit which estimates a state of charge in a charge mode by referring to charge mode information that associates a closed circuit voltage with a state of charge in the battery, and a discharge estimation unit which estimates a state of charge in a discharge mode by referring to discharge mode information that associates a closed circuit voltage generated by use of a discharge pattern of the battery with a state of charge in the battery by use of the measured closed circuit voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kenji NISHIGAKI, Masashi KIDONO, Takahiro TSUZUKU, Hiroyuki NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20150321562
    Abstract: The present application relates to a vehicle and a method of limiting a vehicle speed during evacuation running designed to prevent a normal battery block from being overcharged by regenerative electric power during evacuation running, in which a vehicle driven by a parallely connected battery blocks runs under a condition in which some abnormal battery blocks are separated. The method may include determining whether a vehicle is performing evacuation running, calculating receivable regenerative electric power for the battery blocks used for running of the vehicle, calculating a limit speed of the vehicle according to the receivable regenerative electric power, and limiting the speed of the vehicle to the limit speed or to a speed lower than the limit speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hiroyuki NOMURA, Tadasumi MATSUI, Kenji NISHIGAKI, Masashi KIDONO, Takahiro TSUZUKU, Hiromasa YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20140354466
    Abstract: A radar device is provided, which includes an extractor configured to extract a representative point of a target from a radar echo, a representative point memory configured to store the representative points extracted by the extractor, for a plurality of scans, an estimator configured to estimate movement information on the target indicated by the representative points based on the information stored in the representative point memory, a determinator configured to determine a possibility of a collision based on the movement information on the target estimated by the estimator, and an acquisition-and-tracking module configured to acquire and track the target determined to have the possibility of a collision by the determinator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 8733487
    Abstract: A battery unit comprises plural side connection portions which are provided at its both-side end portions in a vehicle width direction and connected to said vehicle-body member, and these connection portions are connected to a high rigidity portion of a vehicle-body member, concretely, to the vehicle-body member at a specified position where floor cross members integrally connected to a vehicle floor panel are located, to the vehicle-body member at a specified position where a torque box is located, or to the vehicle-body member at a specified position where a kick-up portion of the vehicle floor panel is located. Accordingly, the torsional rigidity of the vehicle body can be increased by utilizing the battery unit mounted below the vehicle body floor (vehicle floor panel).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Ikuo Usami, Hirokazu Kita, Hiroyuki Nomura, Noriaki Mitobe
  • Patent number: 8518651
    Abstract: It is provided a method for identification of the morbidity of epithelial ovarian cancer based on a tissue-type in view of molecular typing which is different from a conventional histopathology, and a marker for identification of a tissue-type of epithelial ovarian cancer. A method for identification of the morbidity of epithelial ovarian cancer based on a tissue-type, comprising: subjecting a sample originated from an individual of interest to a treatment for detecting at least one selected from the group consisting of biological molecules specifically showing an upregulation in expression in a specific tissue-type of epithelial ovarian cancer, and/or at least one selected from the group consisting of biological molecules specifically showing a downregulation in expression in a specific tissue-type of epithelial ovarian cancer, and identifying whether or not the significant detection of the protein is achieved, thereby identifying the tissue-type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, Keio University
    Inventors: Taka-aki Sato, Atsuhiko Toyama, Takashi Shimada, Tetsuyoshi Sugita, Daisuke Aoki, Atsushi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Susumu, Hiroyuki Nomura