Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Kamiya

Hitoshi Kamiya 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: 10040478
    Abstract: A vehicle body having three or more wheels including at least a steered wheel with a trail and a pair of wheels provided in the vehicle width direction; an operation input part inputting a turning direction; an inclining part inclining the body; and a steered wheel controller controlling the steered wheel steering angle. When the vehicle speed is lower than a predetermined speed, it travels in a first mode in which the steered wheel controller controls the steered wheel steering angle according to an operation input part input, and the inclining part inclines the body according to an operation input part input. When the vehicle speed is equal to or higher than the predetermined speed, it travels in a second mode in which the steered wheel controller makes the steered wheel freely turnable, and the inclining part inclines the body according to an input from the operation input part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munehisa Horiguchi, Akira Mizuno, Masaki Okada, Hitoshi Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20170291637
    Abstract: A vehicle body having three or more wheels including at least a steered wheel with a trail and a pair of wheels provided in the vehicle width direction; an operation input part inputting a turning direction; an inclining part inclining the body; and a steered wheel controller controlling the steered wheel steering angle. When the vehicle speed is lower than a predetermined speed, it travels in a first mode in which the steered wheel controller controls the steered wheel steering angle according to an operation input part input, and the inclining part inclines the body according to an operation input part input. When the vehicle speed is equal to or higher than the predetermined speed, it travels in a second mode in which the steered wheel controller makes the steered wheel freely turnable, and the inclining part inclines the body according to an input from the operation input part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munehisa HORIGUCHI, Akira MIZUNO, Masaki OKADA, Hitoshi KAMIYA
  • Patent number: 9214654
    Abstract: A rack for battery packs for transporting battery modules which are stored therein, and includes a bottom frame and struts located at four corners of the bottom frame. A fitting projection is formed at an upper end of each of the struts, a fitting hole into which the fitting projection is fitted is formed in a bottom part of each of the struts. When the rack is stacked one on top of another by fitting the fitting projection of each of the struts of a lower rack into the projection hole of each of the struts of an upper rack, the rack for battery pack can be used as an installation rack. Accordingly, a separate installation rack is not necessary, and returning a transportation rack is not necessary, either.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Nagatani, Mikine Takeyama, Hitoshi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 8424880
    Abstract: A camber angle changing mechanism is provided with a base member connected to the vehicle body side, a motor provided to the base member and generating rotational driving force, a rotating power transmitting mechanism that transmits the driving force of the motor, a transmitting member connected to the power transmitting mechanism through a first connecting section, a movable member for rotatably supporting the wheel, connected to the transmitting member through a second connecting member, and changing the camber angle of the wheel by being pivoted relative to the base member by the driving force of the motor; transmitted from the transmitting member, and a device for switching between a first state in which the second connecting section, the first connecting section, and a gear rotation axis are rectilinearly arranged in that order from the wheel side and a second state in which the second connecting section, the gear rotation axis, and the first connecting section are rectilinearly arranged in that order fr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Equos Research Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Munehisa Horiguchi, Akira Mizuno, Masao Ando, Masahiro Hasebe, Hitoshi Kamiya, Shinichiro Mizote
  • Publication number: 20110193302
    Abstract: A camber angle changing mechanism is provided with a base member connected to the vehicle body side, a motor provided to the base member and generating rotational driving force, a rotating power transmitting mechanism that transmits the driving force of the motor, a transmitting member connected to the power transmitting mechanism through a first connecting section, a movable member for rotatably supporting the wheel, connected to the transmitting member through a second connecting member, and changing the camber angle of the wheel by being pivoted relative to the base member by the driving force of the motor; transmitted from the transmitting member, and a device for switching between a first state in which the second connecting section, the first connecting section, and a gear rotation axis are rectilinearly arranged in that order from the wheel side and a second state in which the second connecting section, the gear rotation axis, and the first connecting section are rectilinearly arranged in that order fr
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munehisa Horiguchi, Akira Mizuno, Masao Ando, Masahiro Hasebe, Hitoshi Kamiya, Shinichiro Mizote
  • Publication number: 20100320706
    Abstract: A vehicle capable of stably turning by improving turning performance and that is able to ensure comfort by reducing a burden on a driver is provided. A link mechanism is bent and stretched to incline both left and right wheels to the inside during a turn to generate camber thrust by side force and, as a result, turning force is increased. Further, when the link mechanism is bent and stretched, a coupling link is inclined and a passenger section is inclined, thus making it possible to move the center of gravity of the vehicle toward an inner wheel during a turn. By so doing, lift of the inner wheel during a turn is prevented to make it possible to improve turning performance. In addition, since the passenger section is inclined to the inner wheel side during a turn, it is possible to make a passenger experience less centrifugal force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: Equos Research Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Munehisa Horiguchi, Akira Mizuno, Hitoshi Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20100217491
    Abstract: A camber angle applying device is controlled to adjust the camber angle of wheels to a predetermined value. Therefore, the characteristics (or a high gripping property) of a high gripping force and the characteristic (or a low rolling resistance) of a small rolling resistance can be separately used as the performance of the wheels. By utilizing the high gripping property of the wheels, therefore, a vehicle is enabled to reduce its energy consumption, while retaining its running characteristics (such as a turning performance, an accelerating performance or a braking performance), by utilizing the rolling resistance of the wheels. Moreover, the camber angle applying device is controlled to reduce the rolling resistance of the wheels, so that the energy loss to occur in the wheels during running can be reduced to further reduce the energy consumption of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Equos Research Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Naito, Masao Ando, Masahiro Hasebe, Munehisa Horiguchi, Akira Mizuno, Hitoshi Kamiya, Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 5557096
    Abstract: An electronic device intended for use as a tag to be attached to identify contents of the container to which it is attached. In particular, the present invention relates to an electronic tag which has a facility for storing delivery information and is equipped with a responding means for transmitting the delivery information stored therein in response to a query signal received from an interrogating apparatus. Codes, including items such as the names and addresses of the destination and the sender, and a sorting code are written into predetermined blanks of a delivery label, and into a memory. The memory responds to a query by transmitting the sorting information to allow automated sorting. The tag may be initiated only when torn, to extend battery shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Hitoshi Kamiya, Eiji Nakada, Tomoaki Mizuno, Yoshiyuki Kago, Tokutaro Murase, Yoshihiko Inukai
  • Patent number: 5340968
    Abstract: An electronic device intended for use as a tag to be attached to identify contents of the container to which it is attached. In particular, the present invention relates to an electronic tag which has a facility for storing delivery information and is equipped with a responding means for transmitting the delivery information stored therein in response to a query signal received from an interrogating apparatus. Codes, including items such as the names and addresses of the destination and the sender, and a sorting code are written into predetermined blanks of a delivery label, and into a memory. The memory responds to a query by transmitting the sorting information to allow automated sorting. The tag may be initiated only when torn, to extend battery shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Nippondenso Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Hitoshi Kamiya, Eiji Nakada, Tomoaki Mizuno, Yoshiyuki Kago, Tokutaro Murase, Yoshihiko Inukai
  • Patent number: 4591937
    Abstract: A magnetic card reader of the moving head type in which a magnetic head is supported by a leaf spring on a supporting member horizontally. The leaf spring has an aperture at the center thereof to accommodate and support the magnetic head so that two wings of the leaf spring extend outwardly from opposite sides of the magnetic head in directions parallel with the reading direction or the direction in which the magnetic head travels carried by the supporting member. The leaf spring is supported by the supporting member so that a resilience is exerted against the magnetic card and also the magnetic head is rotatable about the axis along the two wings of the leaf spring by twisting the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masazumi Nakarai, Hitoshi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 4581716
    Abstract: A compact portable card-shaped data memory device which effectively accesses stored coded data has a power supply device consisting of a plurality of horizontally arranged solar cells fitted to one side of a printed circuit board, both sides of which are impressed with printed circuit. The other side of the printed circuit board is fitted with semiconductor chips respectively constituting a semiconductor memory and a microcomputer for converting data read out of said semiconductor memory into serial coded data, and a light-emitting element which is optically controlled in conformity with said coded data. The semiconductor chips and a drive system for the light-emitting element are supplied with electric energy delivered from the power supply device. The circuit element section including the printed circuit board is sealed in a synthetic resin case, thereby constructing the data memory device wholly in a flat card form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Kamiya