Patents by Inventor Jun MUTO

Jun MUTO 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: 10995315
    Abstract: The present disclosure is an algae separating device configured to separate algae from an algal solution in which algae are suspended. The algae separating device includes: a metal screen having a main body and a plurality of through holes passing through the main body from a front face to a back face; and a spraying device configured to spray the algal solution toward the front face of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Jun Muto, Yoshiaki Matsuzawa, Norimitsu Kaneko, Yuko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200224141
    Abstract: Provided is a culture device, including: a culture tank (110) configured to store an object liquid that is a culture solution having suspended therein an object; a screen (210) made of a metal, the screen including a main body (212) and a plurality of through holes (slits (214)) passing through the main body (212) from a front surface (212a) thereof to a back surface (212b) thereof; a spray portion (220) configured to spray the object liquid stored in the culture tank onto the front surface of the main body (212); an accommodation portion (240) surrounding the back surface (212b) of the main body (212) and configured to accommodate the culture solution having passed through the through holes; a UV light irradiation portion (250) arranged in the accommodation portion (240) and configured to radiate UV light; and a return portion (290) configured to return the culture solution in the accommodation portion (240) to the culture tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TANAKA, Yoshiaki MATSUZAWA, Yuko YOSHIDA, Norimitsu KANEKO, Jun MUTO
  • Patent number: 10535461
    Abstract: A transformer includes: a first coil section formed by coiling a conductor pattern in a planar state around an insertion hole provided on a circuit board; a second coil section that includes a first ring composed of a coil formed by coiling a conductor plate, the coil being covered with an electric-insulating resin, a second ring composed of a coil formed by coiling a conductor plate, the coil covered with the electric-insulating resin, and a coupled part formed by covering a coupled position between the first ring and the second ring with the electric-insulating resin; and core sections forming a closed magnetic circuit that magnetically couples the first coil section and the second coil section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Oguchi, Yoshiharu Matsuoka, Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 10012699
    Abstract: A battery monitor apparatus includes unit batteries connected in series; a battery pack including battery modules connected in series by conductive members, each battery module including two or more of the unit batteries; voltage detection ICs to detect voltages of the unit batteries and the conductive members in circuit intervals connected in series, by potential differences of the circuit intervals; and an electronic control unit to monitor states of the unit batteries. At least one voltage detection IC detects a voltage of at least one of the two unit batteries adjacent to a conductive member, and detects a voltage of the conductive member adjacent to the two unit batteries. The electronic control unit monitors the states, based on the voltages of the unit batteries, and one or more of the voltages of the conductive members detected by one of the voltage detection ICs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Muto
  • Publication number: 20180144858
    Abstract: A transformer includes: a first coil section formed by coiling a conductor pattern in a planar state around an insertion hole provided on a circuit board; a second coil section that includes a first ring composed of a coil formed by coiling a conductor plate, the coil being covered with an electric-insulating resin, a second ring composed of a coil formed by coiling a conductor plate, the coil covered with the electric-insulating resin, and a coupled part formed by covering a coupled position between the first ring and the second ring with the electric-insulating resin; and core sections forming a closed magnetic circuit that magnetically couples the first coil section and the second coil section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro OGUCHI, Yoshiharu MATSUOKA, Jun MUTO
  • Publication number: 20180114466
    Abstract: An apparatus for conducting a training in endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery is provided. A training apparatus 2 for endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery is composed of a human head model 4 and a liquid circulation means 6. The human head model 4 comprises an anterior portion 8 including a nose part 16 in which nostrils 16a are formed, and a main portion 40 including at least part of a nasal septum 44, at least part of a nasal cavity lateral wall 42, at least part of a sphenoidal sinus posterior wall 66, and at least part of an internal carotid artery 72.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: ONO & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenori ONO, Jun MUTO
  • Publication number: 20180072984
    Abstract: The present disclosure is an algae separating device configured to separate algae from an algal solution in which algae are suspended. The algae separating device includes: a metal screen having a main body and a plurality of through holes passing through the main body from a front face to a back face; and a spraying device configured to spray the algal solution toward the front face of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TANAKA, Jun MUTO, Yoshiaki MATSUZAWA, Norimitsu KANEKO, Yuko YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9882491
    Abstract: There is provided a power supply system including a first power supply and a second power supply. The power supply system includes a power conversion circuit capable of bidirectionally sending and receiving power by bidirectional voltage conversion between the first power supply and the second power supply, converting the first voltage from the first power supply to output a third voltage and a fourth voltage, and converting the second voltage from the second power supply to output the third voltage and the fourth voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori Ishigaki, Kenichi Takagi, Kenichiro Nagashita, Takahiro Hirano, Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9871402
    Abstract: Assuming that a transformer has a primary to secondary winding turn ratio 1:N, VR denotes a voltage of regenerated power, VCd denotes a discharge final voltage of a first battery connected with a transformer-primary-side center tap, VCc denotes a charge final voltage of the first battery, VBd denotes a discharge final voltage of a second battery connected with a transformer-secondary-side full bridge circuit, VBc denotes a charge final voltage of the second battery and Drain denotes a lower limit of a duty ratio D of a transformer-primary-side full bridge circuit, an apparatus determines upon (VBd/N)?VR?(VBc/N) that the first and second batteries may be able to be charged with regenerated power and determines upon VCd?VR?(VCc/Dmin) that the first battery may be able to be charged with the regenerated power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoto Hasegawa, Shoichi Shono, Masafumi Uchihara, Mitsuhiro Miura, Fumiki Tanahashi, Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9793791
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a transformer; a primary side full bridge circuit provided on a primary side of the transformer; a first port connected to the primary side full bridge circuit; a second port connected to a center tap of the primary side of the transformer; a secondary side full bridge circuit provided on a secondary side of the transformer; a third port connected to the secondary side full bridge circuit; and a control unit configured to cause an upper arm of the secondary side full bridge circuit to operate in an active region in a case where a capacitor connected to the third port is charged with a transmitted power transmitted to the secondary side full bridge circuit via the transformer from the primary side full bridge circuit when power of the second port is stepped up and the stepped up power is output to the first port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Shono, Masafumi Uchihara, Naoto Hasegawa, Mitsuhiro Miura, Fumiki Tanahashi, Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9748833
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a transformer; a primary side full bridge circuit provided on a primary side of the transformer; a first port connected to the primary side full bridge circuit; a second port connected to a center tap of the primary side of the transformer; a secondary side full bridge circuit provided on a secondary side of the transformer; a third port connected to the secondary side full bridge circuit; and a control unit configured to cause an upper arm of the secondary side full bridge circuit to operate in an active region in a case where a capacitor connected to the third port is charged with a transmitted power transmitted to the secondary side full bridge circuit via the transformer from the primary side full bridge circuit when power of the second port is stepped up and the stepped up power is output to the first port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Shono, Masafumi Uchihara, Naoto Hasegawa, Mitsuhiro Miura, Fumiki Tanahashi, Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9728319
    Abstract: There is to provide a coil part capable of reducing the number of fastening means such as screws and so on required when attaching it to a substrate. A coil part includes a transformer unit and a reactor unit, wherein the transformer unit includes: a primary winding part formed by winding a flat wire around a primary side hollow part; secondary winding parts, the secondary winding part being formed by winding a flat wire around a secondary side hollow part communicating with the primary side hollow part, arranged in pairs in a state of facing one side and another side of the primary winding part respectively; and a first core inserted into the primary side hollow part and the secondary side hollow part, and the reactor unit includes: a reactor winding part formed by extending one terminal side of the flat wire constituting the secondary winding part and winding the flat wire around a reactor side hollow part; and a second core inserted into the reactor side hollow part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SUMIDA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawashima, Jun Muto, Takahiro Hirano
  • Patent number: 9727125
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of power supply circuits connected to a common output node and a control unit that controls outputs of the plurality of power supply circuits such that an output value at the output node follows an output target value at the output node. The control unit is configured to change the output of part of the plurality of power supply circuits when there is a deviation smaller than or equal to a predetermined value between the output value and the output target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9627986
    Abstract: A power conversion method of a power conversion device including a primary side port disposed in a primary side circuit and a secondary side port disposed in a secondary side circuit magnetically coupled to the primary side circuit with a transformer, the power conversion device adjusting transmission power transmitted between the primary side circuit and the secondary side circuit by changing a phase difference between switching of the primary side circuit and switching of the secondary side circuit, and changing a voltage of the secondary side port by a DC-DC converter connected to the secondary side port, the power conversion method including: monitoring a voltage ratio of a voltage of the primary side port and the voltage of the secondary side port; and causing the DC-DC converter to operate when the voltage ratio deviates from the reference value by the specified value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9450499
    Abstract: There is provided an electric power conversion circuit system having a primary side electric power conversion circuit, a secondary side electric power conversion circuit, and a control circuit. The control circuit sets at least one of a half-bridge phase difference between a lower-left-arm transistor and a lower-right-arm transistor of the primary side electric power conversion circuit and a half-bridge phase difference of the secondary side electric power conversion circuit based on OFF periods of the primary side and secondary side electric power conversion circuits, dead-times of the primary side and secondary side electric power conversion circuits, and an amount of change of a power supply voltage so that a current in a non-transmission period of electric power is zero between the primary side and secondary side electric power conversion circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Takagi, Masanori Ishigaki, Takahide Sugiyama, Takaji Umeno, Kenichiro Nagashita, Takahiro Hirano, Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9438125
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a primary side circuit and a secondary side circuit magnetically coupled to the primary side circuit via a transformer, and converts power between a primary side port of the primary side circuit and a secondary side port of the secondary side circuit, using switching of each of the primary side circuit and the secondary side circuit. The power conversion apparatus further includes a control unit that controls a frequency of the switching and a phase difference between the switching of the primary side circuit and the switching of the secondary side circuit such that power conversion efficiency between the primary side port and the secondary side port is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Muto
  • Publication number: 20160233700
    Abstract: A battery monitor apparatus includes unit batteries connected in series; a battery pack including battery modules connected in series by conductive members, each battery module including two or more of the unit batteries; voltage detection ICs to detect voltages of the unit batteries and the conductive members in circuit intervals connected in series, by potential differences of the circuit intervals; and an electronic control unit to monitor states of the unit batteries. At least one voltage detection IC detects a voltage of at least one of the two unit batteries adjacent to a conductive member, and detects a voltage of the conductive member adjacent to the two unit batteries. The electronic control unit monitors the states, based on the voltages of the unit batteries, and one or more of the voltages of the conductive members detected by one of the voltage detection ICs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9398693
    Abstract: A capacitor arrangement structure includes: a first wiring pattern; a second wiring pattern; a first electrode pattern that protrudes from the first wiring pattern toward the second wiring pattern; a second electrode pattern that protrudes from the second wiring pattern toward the first wiring pattern so as to run in parallel to the first electrode pattern; and a plurality of capacitors that are arranged in parallel between the first electrode pattern and the second electrode pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9374013
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a plurality of power supply circuits each including a primary side circuit, and a secondary side circuit that is magnetically coupled to the primary side circuit via a transformer. Electrical power that changes according to a phase difference between switching of the primary side circuit and switching of the secondary side circuit is input and output to and from the power supply circuit. The power conversion apparatus includes a first power supply circuit, a second power supply circuit that uses, as an input side thereof, an output side of the first power supply circuit, and a control unit that adjusts residual power obtained by subtracting input power of the second power supply circuit from output power of the first power supply circuit, by controlling a phase difference of the first power supply circuit and a phase difference of the second power supply circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Muto
  • Patent number: 9276484
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a primary side circuit, a secondary side circuit that is connected to the primary side circuit through a reactor and magnetically coupled thereto through a transformer, and a control unit that adjusts power transmitted between the primary side circuit and the secondary side circuit by changing a phase difference between switching of the primary side circuit and switching of the secondary side circuit. The control unit adjusts the frequency of switching of the primary side circuit and the secondary side circuit according to the value of an equivalent inductance of the reactor and the transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Muto