Patents by Inventor Ichiro Yamamoto

Ichiro Yamamoto 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: 10734654
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: an electrode body including an electrode main body, a collector foil protrusion section, and a collector foil connection portion; a first collector terminal including a first extension part that is welded to the collector foil connection portion; and a second collector terminal that is a member separate from the first collector terminal and includes a second extension part welded to the collector foil connection portion. The first extension part and the second extension part are located on the opposite sides of the collector foil connection portion. The secondary battery includes a welded joint at which both the first extension part and the second extension part are welded to the collector foil connection portion such that the first extension part, the second extension part, and the collector foil connection portion are united. The first collector terminal and the second collector terminal are united through the welded joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satomi Yamamoto, Mizuho Matsumoto, Hiroshi Takamatsu, Hiroaki Imanishi, Ichiro Murata, Kiyomi Kozuki
  • Publication number: 20200190654
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing more beautiful black coated steel sheets by uniformly blackening the coating layer. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing black coated steel sheets, which brings Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) into contact with steam in a closed container (10), wherein said closed container (10) can maintain a predefined internal pressure through variable control of the amount of steam flowing into said closed container (10) and/or the amount of steam flowing out of said closed container (10), and in said closed container (10) that can maintain said predefined pressure, said Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) have contact with the steam introduced into said closed container (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: MASAKI YAMAMOTO, TADASHI NAKANO, ICHIRO TAKAHASHI, HIROYUKI NAKAMIZO, TOSHIAKI SATO, YOSHINOBU KURISU, YUUKI SAKURABA, YOSHITAKA YUKURA, TSUTOMU OHTA, SHINICHI KAJIMOTO, NOBORU SUZUKI, MASAHIKO TSUCHIYAMA, YUUSUKE MURAI
  • Publication number: 20200048728
    Abstract: The present invention enables quick cooling of steam-treated objects and thus reduces the manufacturing time of steam-treated products such as black coated steel sheets. The present invention provides a method for manufacturing steam-treated products, which involves a steam treatment step that introduces steam into a closed container (10) containing a treatment object (1) and brings the treatment object (1) into contact with the steam, and a treated object cooling step that cools the object (1) treated with steam in the steam treatment step, wherein said treated object cooling step introduces coolant gas into said closed container (10), brings said treated object (1) into contact with the coolant gas, and discharges the introduced coolant gas from said closed container (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: MASAKI YAMAMOTO, YOSHINOBU KURISU, TOSHIAKI SATO, TOYOHARU YASUDA, ICHIRO TAKAHASHI, HIROYUKI NAKAMIZO, TADASHI NAKANO, HIROKAZU TSUJI, TAKAHIDE HAYASHIDA, YOSHITAKA YUKURA, TSUTOMU OHTA, SHINICHI KAJIMOTO, TAKUMI UCHIYAMA, NOBORU SUZUKI, MASAHIKO TSUCHIYAMA, YUUSUKE MURAI
  • Patent number: 10449988
    Abstract: There is provided a steering wheel including (1) a resin body made of resin, (2) a decorative body that is provided separately from the resin body, and (3) a placement member that is disposed between the resin body and the decorative body and that is moved by the decorative body when the decorative body has been relatively displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RIKA-DENKI-SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Maekubo, Ichiro Yamamoto, Taichi Hino, Tamio Harada, Hiroshi Ohira
  • Patent number: 10436371
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pipe structure including: a pipe through which a gaseous body having a higher temperature than a temperature of a surrounding atmosphere flows; a cover that covers an outer peripheral portion of the pipe, and defines a plurality of vents from which the gaseous body leaking from the pipe flows out; and a line-shaped sensor that passes a position corresponding to each of the plurality of vents, and is sensitive to a temperature or a concentration of the gaseous body outside the cover, wherein the sensor includes a range in which the sensor rises upward from the position corresponding to the vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Tadahiko Suzuta, Kei Takao, Ichiro Maeda
  • Publication number: 20190265303
    Abstract: A battery monitoring system includes a data acquiring unit and a failure determining unit. The data acquiring unit acquires a plurality of types of monitoring data to monitor a state of a secondary battery. The failure determining unit determines whether the secondary battery has failed. The failure determining unit performs sparsity regularization using the monitoring data as variables and calculates a partial correlation coefficient matrix of the monitoring data. The failure determining unit calculates, as an abnormality level, an amount of change in a partial correlation coefficient, which is a component of the partial correlation coefficient matrix, between two partial correlation coefficient matrices calculated at different periods. The failure determining unit determines that the secondary battery has failed when the calculated abnormality level exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro YAMADA, Nobuo YAMAMOTO, Shuhei YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190265309
    Abstract: A battery monitoring system monitors states of at least two secondary batteries. In the system, a data acquiring unit acquires a plurality of types of monitoring data to monitor the state of each of the secondary batteries. A failure determining unit determines whether the secondary battery has failed. The failure determining unit performs sparsity regularization using the acquired monitoring data of each of the secondary batteries as variables and calculates a partial correlation coefficient matrix of the monitoring data. The failure determining unit calculates, as an abnormality level, a difference in a partial correlation coefficient, which is a component of the partial correlation coefficient matrix, between two partial correlation coefficient matrices respectively calculated using the monitoring data of the two secondary batteries. The failure determining unit determines that either of the two secondary batteries has failed when the calculated abnormality level exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro YAMADA, Nobuo YAMAMOTO, Shuhei YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190262902
    Abstract: A stacking die comprises a stacked multiple stacking plates and a side plate(s) which fixes the multiple stacking plates in a stacked state, wherein at least one or more processing object(s) is retained in a space(s) formed between the multiple stacking plates. Further, surfaces where the stacking plates and the side plate(s) abut each other are preferably tapered so that they form tapered shapes in a direction opposite to the approach direction of the side plate(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi YAMAMOTO, Katsuya KUME, Toshiaki OKUNO, Hirofumi EBE, Takaaki KAKIKUBO, Hiroto MAKI, Tomoo TOKUNO, Ichiro FUJITA
  • Patent number: 10309571
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pipe structure including: a pipe through which a gaseous body having a higher temperature than a temperature of a surrounding atmosphere flows; a cover that covers an outer peripheral portion of the pipe, and defines a plurality of vents from which the gaseous body leaking from the pipe flows out; and a guide member that guides the gaseous body flowing out from the vent toward a line-shaped sensor that passes a position corresponding to each of the plurality of vents, and is sensitive to a temperature or a concentration of a gaseous body outside the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Tadahiko Suzuta, Kei Takao, Ichiro Maeda
  • Publication number: 20180009462
    Abstract: A decorative member for a steering wheel which is used for being attached to a resin member formed around a ring core metal of a steering wheel. The decorative member includes a base layer attached to the resin member, a design part arranged on the base layer, and a heater arranged between the design part and the base layer. The base layer may include an extraction part at an intermediate position in a longitudinal direction thereof such that a lead wire connected with the heater is led out of the extraction part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ichiro YAMAMOTO, Yoshiaki MAEKUBO
  • Patent number: 9822683
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine is provided with a filter including a selective catalytic reduction NOx catalyst carried thereon. Further, a post-catalyst is provided for an exhaust gas passage disposed on a downstream side from the filter. The post-catalyst has an oxidizing function, and the post-catalyst has such a function that the production of N2 based on the oxidation of ammonia is facilitated in a predetermined first temperature area. A filter regeneration process execution unit is programmed to control the temperature of the post-catalyst to be in the first temperature area while adjusting the temperature of the filter to be in a predetermined second temperature area lower than a filter regeneration temperature during a certain period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Tsukamoto, Nobumoto Ohashi, Shigeki Nakayama, Akira Mikami, Kenji Sakurai, Hiroshi Otsuki, Junichi Matsuo, Keishi Takada, Ichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9662612
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to appropriately remove, from an exhaust gas, HC, CO, and ammonia flowing out from a filter (SCRF) on which an SCR catalyst is carried. In the present invention, a post-catalyst 8 is provided for an exhaust gas passage of an internal combustion engine on a downstream side from SCRF along with a flow of the exhaust gas. The post-catalyst 8 is constructed to include an adsorption reduction part 81c which adsorbs ammonia and which reduces NOx by using ammonia as a reducing agent, a first oxidation part 81b which oxidizes ammonia, and a second oxidation part 82 which oxidizes HO and CO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Mikami, Shigeki Nakayama, Nobumoto Ohashi, Keishi Takada, Kenji Sakurai, Yoshihisa Tsukamoto, Hiroshi Otsuki, Junichi Matsuo, Ichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9651139
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automatic transmission shifter which comprises a shifter body, and a shift lever. The shifter body comprises a housing having a gate, and a lever contact noise-preventing element. The shift lever comprises a lever shaft and a locking piece. The lever contact noise-preventing element comprises a shaft contact noise-preventing portion configured to prevent contact noise between the lever shaft penetrating the gate and the shifter body, and a locking piece contact noise-preventing portion integrally formed with the shaft contact noise-preventing portion and configured to prevent contact noise between the locking piece and the shifter body. The housing and the lever contact noise-preventing element are formed by a double molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: DELTA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro Yamamoto, Yuji Shiwa, Yuya Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9593610
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a technique with which an amount of reducing agent adsorbed to a selective reduction type NOx catalyst provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine can be controlled to a target adsorption amount. In an exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine according to the present invention, when a reducing agent adsorption amount adsorbed on a selective reduction type NOx catalyst is held at a target adsorption amount, a reducing agent supply amount supplied from a supply apparatus per unit time is controlled to an amount obtained by adding a predetermined amount to a reduction consumption amount, which is an amount of reducing agent consumed per unit time by the selective reduction type NOx catalyst for NOx reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shunsuke Toshioka, Keishi Takada, Shigeki Nakayama, Junya Nakajima, Ichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9482133
    Abstract: In order to suppress ammonia from flowing out during regeneration treatment of a filter carrying an SCR catalyst, the prevent invention provides an exhaust emission control system of an internal combustion engine, including a first stage catalyst having an oxidation function, a fuel supply device configured to supply fuel to the first stage catalyst, a filter provided in the exhaust passage downstream of the first stage catalyst and carrying a selective redaction type NOx catalyst, an ammonia supply device configured to supply ammonia to the filter, a filter-regeneration-treatment executing unit configured to execute filter regeneration treatment, and a control unit configured to supply, when the filter regeneration treatment is not executed, the ammonia in an amount corresponding to an amount of the NOx emitted from the internal combustion engine, and to supply, when the filter regeneration treatment is executed, the ammonia in an amount corresponding to an amount of the NOx obtained by subtracting, from the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keishi Takada, Nobumoto Ohashi, Shigeki Nakayama, Akira Mikami, Kenji Sakurai, Junichi Matsuo, Yoshihisa Tsukamoto, Hiroshi Otsuki, Ichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9464554
    Abstract: In an exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine provided with a filter supporting an SCR catalyst, the present invention is intended to suppress HC and CO from being discharged to the outside at the time of the execution of filter regeneration processing, and to carry out the filter regeneration processing in an efficient manner. In the present invention, a post-catalyst having an oxidation function is arranged in an exhaust passage at the downstream side of the filter. Then, when the temperature of the post-catalyst is lower than a predetermined activation temperature at the time the execution of the filter regeneration processing is requested, the temperature of the post-catalyst is raised by carrying out control of raising the temperature of the exhaust gas discharged from the internal combustion engine, and control increasing the flow rate of the exhaust gas, before the execution of the filter regeneration processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Matsuo, Nobumoto Ohashi, Shigeki Nakayama, Kenji Sakurai, Akira Mikami, Keishi Takada, Yoshihisa Tsukamoto, Hiroshi Otsuki, Ichiro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20160288815
    Abstract: There is provided a steering wheel including (1) a resin body made of resin, (2) a decorative body that is provided separately from the resin body, and (3) a placement member that is disposed between the resin body and the decorative body and that is moved by the decorative body when the decorative body has been relatively displaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MAEKUBO, Ichiro YAMAMOTO, Taichi HINO, Tamio HARADA, Hiroshi OHIRA
  • Patent number: 9275381
    Abstract: A charging and billing system, which can be installed in a space-saving manner and at low cost when installed in a parking lot where multiple electric vehicles park, is provided. The charging and billing system has: multiple charging devices that performed charging by supplying electricity; a vending machine, which is separate to the charging devices, and which performs billing according to the amount of electricity supplied during charging; and a transmission line that connects the charging devices to the vending machine so as to enable information to the transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Sei-ichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9243707
    Abstract: An automatic transmission shifter includes: a shifter body; a shift lever; a control switch unit for controlling the shift lever; and a switch-unit holding member holding the control switch unit. The switch-unit holding member is attached to the shifter body. The control switch unit has a shifter body-based positioning portion configured to be positioned with respect to the shifter body during an operation of attaching the switch-unit holding member to the shifter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Yamamoto, Yuji Shiwa, Keita Nishimo
  • Patent number: 9238985
    Abstract: To estimate an amount of reducing agent adsorbed to a selective reduction type NOx catalyst with a higher degree of precision, an amount of variation over a predetermined time in a reducing agent amount adsorbed to a selective reduction type NOx catalyst is calculated from an upper limit value of a reducing agent amount that is adsorbed to the selective reduction type NOx catalyst when the reducing agent is supplied continuously by a supply unit, which is calculated on the basis of a temperature of the selective reduction type NOx catalyst, and the reducing agent amount adsorbed to the selective reduction type NOx catalyst, whereupon a reducing agent amount adsorbed to the selective reduction type NOx catalyst following the elapse of the predetermined time is estimated by adding the variation amount to the reducing agent amount adsorbed to the selective reduction type NOx catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keishi Takada, Shunsuke Toshioka, Shigeki Nakayama, Ichiro Yamamoto, Junya Nakajima