Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Kaneko

Hitoshi Kaneko 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: 11061129
    Abstract: The distance estimation device acquires distances from a movable body at a first time and a second time to two ground objects, respectively, and acquires a distance between the two ground objects. Then, the distance estimation device calculates a moving distance of the movable body from the first time to the second time based on the acquired results. Thus, the distance estimation device calculates the moving distance of the movable body using arbitrary ground objects measurable from the movable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoko Niihara, Masahiro Kato, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20210011897
    Abstract: A storage unit (12) stores a hash table that corresponds to a predetermined field of a packet and has a set of a hash value from a value in the corresponding field and a pointer registered, and an ANY point table that corresponds to the predetermined field and has a pointer registered. A search unit (132) refers to a hash value calculated from a value in a field of a packet to be searched and to a pointer registered in the hash table and the ANY point table, to perform hash search for a rule corresponding to the packet to be searched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi UCHIDA, Hitoshi KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10827806
    Abstract: In a cross-section perpendicular to the extending direction of a support part, a first bar has a holding part that holds a belt together with a leading end part and a winding part on which the belt is wound. A third bar is positioned on one side of a virtual line ? connecting a point at the holding part at which the belt is held together with the leading end part of a moving part and a point at the support part of the moving part before being moved. An operating part of the moving part extends from the support part to the other side relative to the virtual line ?, and a biasing part of the moving part generates biasing force in such a direction that the leading end part is moved toward the first bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Madoka Nambu, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10714746
    Abstract: A conductive composition for electrode is provided that is excellent in conductivity and dispersibility. Further, an electrode for lithium ion secondary battery with lower plate resistance and a lithium ion secondary battery excellent in rate characteristics are provided that use this conductive composition. A conductive composition for electrode, including: carbon nanofiber with a median diameter D50 value by volume from 0.1 to 8 pm; an active material; and a binder enables production of an electrode for lithium ion secondary battery with lower plate resistance and a lithium ion secondary battery excellent in rate characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Yoko Horikoshi, Toru Arai, Hitoshi Kaneko, Tatsuya Nagai, Ayumu Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10629326
    Abstract: By using CNF excellent in dispersibility, conductivity, and crystallinity, a conductive polymer material having high conductivity even with a low CNF content and a shaped article thereof and a conductive polymer material with a less CNF content for same conductivity and a shaped article thereof are provided. A conductive polymer material with high conductivity is produced by using carbon nanofiber with a median diameter D50 value from 0.1 to 8 ?m, powder resistivity of 0.03 ?cm or less measured under a load of 9.8 MPa, and D/G from 0.5 to 1.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kaneko, Toru Arai, Yoko Horikoshi, Ayumu Tsukamoto, Akira Miyama
  • Publication number: 20190198879
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive composition for electrodes, the conductive composition having excellent electrical conductivity and dispersibility. Also provided are: a positive electrode for non-aqueous batteries, the positive electrode using the conductive composition and having low electrode plate resistance and excellent binding properties; and a non-aqueous battery having high energy density, high output characteristics, and high cycle characteristics. The conductive composition for electrodes contains a conductive material, an active material, a binder, and a dispersant, wherein the conductive material contains carbon black and a multi-walled carbon nanotube having a powder resistivity of 0.035 ??cm or less as measured under a load of 9.8 MPa, and a median volumetric diameter D50 value, which is as a measure of dispersibility, in the range of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsuya NAGAI, Yoko HORIKOSHI, Hitoshi KANEKO, Hiroshi YOKOTA
  • Patent number: 10292458
    Abstract: A buckle includes a female part having a housing and an engaging portion provided at an inner surface of the housing, and a male part including a base and an inserted portion to be inserted into the housing of the female part. The inserted portion includes a base end coupled to the base, a free end opposite to the base end, and an engaged portion to be engaged with the engaging portion. When a force is applied to the male part for pulling the male part out of the housing, the engaged portion has a contact surface that is in contact with the engaging portion. Relative to a first center point at the center of the base end in the thickness direction of the inserted portion, a second center point at the center of the contact surface in the thickness direction is positioned downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Ito, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20190011282
    Abstract: The distance estimation device acquires distances from a movable body at a first time and a second time to two ground objects, respectively, and acquires a distance between the two ground objects. Then, the distance estimation device calculates a moving distance of the movable body from the first time to the second time based on the acquired results. Thus, the distance estimation device calculates the moving distance of the movable body by using arbitrary ground objects measurable from the movable body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ryoko NIIHARA, Masahiro KATO, Hitoshi KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20180372858
    Abstract: The distance estimation device acquires distances from a movable body at a first time and a second time to two ground objects, respectively, and acquires a distance between the two ground objects. Then, the distance estimation device calculates a moving distance of the movable body from the first time to the second time based on the acquired results. Thus, the distance estimation device calculates the moving distance of the movable body using arbitrary ground objects measurable from the movable body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Ryoko NIIHARA, Masahiro KATO, Hitoshi KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20180347073
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for a carbon nanofiber composite, which can obtain a carbon nanofiber composite with high productivity and high activity, and which does not require removal of fluidizing materials or dispersing materials. The present invention also provides a carbon nanofiber composite having improved dispersibility. The method for producing the carbon nanofiber composite includes bringing at least one catalyst and at least one particulate carbon material into contact with at least one gas containing at least one gaseous carbon-containing compound while mechanically stirring the catalyst and the particulate carbon material in a reactor. The carbon nanofiber composite includes carbon nanofibers and at least one particulate carbon material, wherein the particulate carbon material has 70% by volume or more of particles with a particle diameter of 1 ?m or less, and/or a median diameter D50 by volume of 1 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Toru Arai, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10087557
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing carbon nanofibers having excellent conductivity, crystallinity and dispersibility. A method for producing carbon nanofibers, which uses an activated species mainly composed of cobalt as a catalyst, while using carbon monoxide as a carbon source. The catalyst is obtained by having a carrier, which is composed of an oxide having a specific surface area of 0.01-5 m2/g and containing magnesium, support 3-90% by mass of the activated species. By controlling the reaction temperature, the carbon monoxide partial pressure and the gas flow rate of the carbon monoxide, CNF having more excellent conductivity, crystallinity and dispersibility can be produced, thereby obtaining carbon nanofibers having excellent conductivity, crystallinity and dispersibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kaneko, Toru Arai, Yoko Horikoshi, Ayumu Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20180253105
    Abstract: Provided is an estimation device capable of estimating a current position with a high degree of accuracy. A driving support system includes: a vehicle mounted device 1 that is mounted on a vehicle and performs a control concerning vehicle driving support; a LIDAR 2; a gyroscope sensor 3; and a vehicle speed sensor 4. The vehicle mounted device 1 acquires, from the LIDAR 2, a measurement value ztk indicating a positional relationship between a reference landmark Lk of an index k and the own vehicle. The vehicle mounted device 1 calculates a post estimated value x?t by correcting a prior estimated value x t estimated, on the basis of the measurement value ztk and a position vector mk of the reference landmark Lk included in a map DB 10, from a moving speed measured by the vehicle speed sensor 4 and an angular rate measured by the gyroscope sensor 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Masami SUZUKI, Kenji MITO, Hitoshi KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10060466
    Abstract: A hook part includes a hook main body; a latch for closing the hook main body; and a shaft to which the base end of the latch is integrally coupled, the shaft extending away from the hook main body along the rotational axis such that coupling between the attachment part and the hook part is ensured. A latch includes a spring portion provided closer to the base end of the latch; and a latch main body coupled with the coupled portion via the spring portion. The spring portion is elastically configured to enable urging of the latch away from the hook main body. The connection point of the latch and the shaft is farther from the hook main body along the rotational axis than the connection point of the hook main body and the coupled portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kaneko, Yu Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20180216255
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing carbon nanotibers having excellent conductivity, crystallinity and dispersibility. A method for producing carbon nanofibers, which uses an activated species mainly composed of cobalt as a catalyst, while using carbon monoxide as a carbon source. The catalyst is obtained by having a carrier, which is composed of an oxide having a specific surface area of 0.01-5 m2/g and containing magnesium, support 3-90% by mass of the activated species. By controlling the reaction temperature, the carbon monoxide partial pressure and the gas flow rate of the carbon monoxide, CNF having more excellent conductivity, crystallinity and dispersibility can be produced, thereby obtaining carbon nanofibers having excellent conductivity, crystallinity and dispersibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Hitoshi KANEKO, Toru ARAI, Yoko HORIKOSHI, Ayumu TSUKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10021946
    Abstract: A buckle includes a male member and a female member. The male member is provided with an engagement section which protrudes from a body section. The female member includes a pressing elastic member which is provided with an engagement receiving section with which the engagement section engages; and a housing body in which a housing space for housing the pressing elastic member is housed. The housing body has an opening which connects to the housing space and into which the engagement section is inserted. The pressing elastic member is integrally provided with: a pair of pressing sections-which protrudes from the housing space of the housing body; elastic body sections which connect the pair of pressing sections together, elastically support the pressing sections, and enable the pressing sections to elastically move into the housing section; and the engagement receiving section which is supported by the elastic body sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9936771
    Abstract: A buckle includes: a plug; and a socket into which the plug is inserted for engagement. The plug includes: a base; a leg that projects from the base and is elastically deformable in a direction intersecting with an insertion direction of the plug; and an engaging portion that is continuous with the leg and projects from the leg in a thickness direction of the plug. The socket includes an engaged portion engageable with the engaging portion and a guide portion guiding the engaging portion to the engaged portion. A thickness of a portion of the leg continuous with the engaging portion is smaller than a thickness of a base end of the leg. A thickness of a portion of the guide portion continuous with the engaging portion is larger than a thickness of a base end of the guide portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20170365372
    Abstract: By using CNF excellent in dispersibility, conductivity, and crystallinity, a conductive polymer material having high conductivity even with a low CNF content and a shaped article thereof and a conductive polymer material with a less CNF content for same conductivity and a shaped article thereof are provided. A conductive polymer material with high conductivity is produced by using carbon nanofiber with a median diameter D50 value from 0.1 to 8 ?m, powder resistivity of 0.03 ?cm or less measured under a load of 9.8 MPa, and D/G from 0.5 to 1.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kaneko, Toru Arai, Yoko Horikoshi, Ayumu Tsukamoto, Akira Miyama
  • Publication number: 20170347755
    Abstract: A buckle includes a female part having a housing and an engaging portion provided at an inner surface of the housing, and a male part including a base and an inserted portion to be inserted into the housing of the female part. The inserted portion includes a base end coupled to the base, a free end opposite to the base end, and an engaged portion to be engaged with the engaging portion. When a force is applied to the male part for pulling the male part out of the housing, the engaged portion has a contact surface that is in contact with the engaging portion. Relative to a first center point at the center of the base end in the thickness direction of the inserted portion, a second center point at the center of the contact surface in said thickness direction is positioned downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Naoyuki Ito, Hitoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9801432
    Abstract: A buckle with an enhanced efficiency in removing a foreign substance is provided. The buckle includes: a plug; and a socket provided with an insertion opening into which the plug is to be inserted. The socket includes: a pair of front pieces disposed side by side in a width direction intersecting with an insertion direction of the plug; a back piece disposed to face each of the front pieces; and a bottom piece that connects each of the front pieces and the back piece. A slit defined between the pair of front pieces extends in the insertion direction from the insertion opening across the bottom piece and the front pieces of the socket. Due to the presence of the slit, a cross section of the socket intersecting with the insertion direction is in a C-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoko Kataguchi, Hitoshi Kaneko, Tomoko Yagami
  • Publication number: 20170288218
    Abstract: A conductive composition for electrode is provided that is excellent in conductivity and dispersibility. Further, an electrode for lithium ion secondary battery with lower plate resistance and a lithium ion secondary battery excellent in rate characteristics are provided that use this conductive composition. A conductive composition for electrode, including: carbon nanofiber with a median diameter D50 value by volume from 0.1 to 8 ?m; an active material; and a binder enables production of an electrode for lithium ion secondary battery with lower plate resistance and a lithium ion secondary battery excellent in rate characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Yoko Horikoshi, Toru Arai, Hitoshi Kaneko, Tatsuya Nagai, Ayumu Tsukamoto