Patents by Inventor Junichi Kimura

Junichi Kimura 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: 11500022
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of sweep modules, a defect detecting unit, and a control unit. Each sweep module includes a battery module and a power circuit module. The defect detecting unit detects a defect for each sweep module. The number of sweep modules is greater S (S?2) than a minimum number of sweep modules required for operation. When the number of defective sweep modules in which a defect has been detected is equal to or less than F (2?F?S), the control unit is configured to disconnect the defective sweep modules from a main line and to continuously execute sweep control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni Yasoshima, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura, Toshihiro Katsuda, Kohei Matsuura, Junichi Matsumoto, Shuji Tomura, Shigeaki Goto, Naoki Yanagizawa, Kyosuke Tanemura, Kazuo Ootsuka, Takayuki Ban, Hironobu Nishi
  • Patent number: 11473638
    Abstract: [Object] To provide the method of manufacturing the friction material that is capable of uniformly scorching into the deep part of the surface layer of the friction material in a short period of time. [Means to Resolve] In the method of manufacturing the friction material including the scorching step of scorching the surface of the friction material with the laser, the friction material contains 5 to 25% by weight of one or more types of black materials relative to the total amount of the friction material composition, and the L* of the CIE Lab of the surface of the friction material before scorching is 20 to 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nisshinbo Brake, Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji Kimura, Mitsuaki Yaguchi, Junichi Imai
  • Publication number: 20220321785
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a selection unit that selects a drive mode for first and second correction units based on a focal length, and a control unit that drives the correction units in the selected mode. The first correction unit moves an optical element. The second correction unit moves a sensor. The selection unit selects a first mode if the focal length is a first value, and selects a second mode if the focal length is a second value larger than the first value. With the first mode selected, if a shake amount is a threshold or less, the first correction unit is driven based on the shake amount, and if the shake amount is larger than the threshold, the correction units are driven based on the shake amount. With the second mode selected, the correction units are driven based on the shake amount and a drive ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Junichi Saito, Masafumi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220290917
    Abstract: A natural gas liquefying apparatus is provided. At least a part of a cooling region, in which a precooling unit and a liquefaction unit are arranged, and at least a part of a compression region, in which first and second compressors compressing refrigerants to be used in the precooling unit and the liquefaction unit are arranged, are arranged to be opposed to each other across a long side of a second refrigerant cooler group arrangement region in which a liquefying refrigerant is cooled. A first refrigerant cooler group arrangement region, in which a precooling refrigerant is cooled, is arranged so that a long side of the first refrigerant cooler group arrangement region is opposed to one side of a rectangular region including the compression region, the one side being different from a side of the rectangular region opposed to a long side of the second refrigerant cooler group arrangement region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akito HIRAI, Nobuhiro KIMURA, Hideto HAGIYA, Shinichi TOJO, Junichi NISHIDA, Tomoaki MATSUO, Ayaka UEMURA
  • Publication number: 20220255329
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a power supply circuit that includes a plurality of battery modules, each of which has a battery. The power supply circuit is configured such that the batteries in the battery modules are connected to each other in series in response to a gate driving signal from a controller. An alternating current voltage having a different phase is output by temporally changing the number of the batteries connected in series in each of a plurality of power supply circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Naoki Yanagizawa, Teckchiang Goh, Kazuo Ootsuka, Hiroshi Tsukada, Shuji Tomura, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura, Junichi Matsumoto, Masakazu Habu
  • Patent number: 11411164
    Abstract: A piezoelectric thin film device 10 includes a conductive layer 4 and a piezoelectric thin film 2 laminated directly on a surface of the conductive layer 4. The piezoelectric thin film 2 contains a plurality of crystalline grains having a wurtzite structure, a (001) plane of at least a part of the crystalline grains is oriented in a normal direction DN of the surface of the conductive layer 4, and a median diameter of the plurality of crystalline grains in a direction parallel to the surface of the conductive layer 4 is 30 nm or more and 80 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Kimura, Yukari Inoue
  • Patent number: 11402786
    Abstract: A recording medium conveyance device includes storage that stores a recording medium, a conveyer that takes out the recording medium stored in the storage and conveys the recording medium as a conveyed object, an ultrasonic sensor that outputs a value indicating an attenuation amount of an ultrasonic wave caused by the conveyed object and a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor executes an overlay detection process of detecting whether the conveyed object is in an overlay state in which a gap is present based on a result of output by the ultrasonic sensor, and prevents execution of the overlay detection process with respect to a first conveyed object that is to be conveyed first by the conveyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Taku Kimura, Masahiro Nonoyama, Junichi Masuda, Masahiro Kamiya, Katsuhide Sakai
  • Patent number: 11404897
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of sweep modules that is connected to a main line. Each sweep module includes a switching element that switches between connection and disconnection between a battery module and the main line and is formed of a MOSFET. A failure detecting device of the power supply system includes a temperature detecting unit configured to detect temperatures of the plurality of sweep modules and a failure determining unit configured to determine whether a difference between a temperature of one sweep module selected from the plurality of sweep modules and a reference temperature which is determined based on the temperatures of other sweep modules is greater than a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni Yasoshima, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura, Toshihiro Katsuda, Kohei Matsuura, Junichi Matsumoto, Shuji Tomura, Shigeaki Goto, Naoki Yanagizawa, Kyosuke Tanemura, Kazuo Ootsuka, Takayuki Ban, Hironobu Nishi
  • Publication number: 20220229389
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus includes: an image former that forms an image on a recording medium delivered along a predetermined delivery path and outputs the recording medium; a first hardware processor that judges whether or not the recording medium is an envelope; a second hardware processor that acquires a basis weight of the recording medium; a third hardware processor that determines control for when an image is formed on the recording medium on the basis of a judgment result from the first hardware processor and a basis weight acquired by the second hardware processor; and a fourth hardware processor that controls operation of the image former on the basis of a determination result from the third hardware processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: MASAHIRO NONOYAMA, MASAHIRO KAMIYA, KATSUHIDE SAKAI, JUNICHI MASUDA, TAKU KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11390811
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal composition, containing: one kind or two or more kinds of a first monomer having a first mesogenic skeleton, at least one polymerizable group represented by the general formula (PG1) linked to the first mesogenic skeleton, and at least one polar group linked to the mesogenic skeleton or the polymerizable group; and one kind or two or more kinds of a second monomer having a second mesogenic skeleton and a polymerizable group represented by the general formula (PG2) linked to the second mesogenic skeleton, and having a chemical structure different from that of the first monomer, in an amount of more than 0.4% by mass, which is excellent in vertical alignment, burn-in characteristics (change with time of pretilt angle), and compatibility, and provides a liquid crystal display element using the liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junko Yamamoto, Junichi Mamiya, Yuichi Inoue, Masaomi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11270562
    Abstract: An efficient alert process is realized and effectiveness of surveillance is improved when surveilling various incidents that occur within a surveillance area. In a video surveillance system for detecting a plurality of incidents in a surveillance area using a video that captured the surveillance area, provided are a calculation unit which detects an image of a person and/or an object from the video, and calculates an incident feature quantity as a feature quantity representing a status of a detected person and/or a feature quantity of a detected object, and a determination unit which detects an occurrence of the incident based on the incident feature quantity, and determines subjects to be alerted of an occurred incident, which is a detected incident, from a type of the occurred incident and a determination accuracy of the occurred incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Ito, Kenichi Morita, Tomokazu Murakami, Junichi Kimura, Keisuke Terada
  • Publication number: 20220012502
    Abstract: An object of the disclosure is to provide flexible and highly accurate activity detection means. Provided is an activity detection device including: an input unit that inputs an image sequence including a first image and a second image; an object detection unit that detects a first object in the image sequence; a component model unit that generates first characteristic information characterizing the first object and includes at least one individually trainable component model; and an activity detection unit that generates a first object state corresponding to the first object in the first image and a second object state corresponding to the first object in the second image based on the first characteristic information and determines an activity related to the first object based on the first and second object states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Martin KLINKIGT, Mohit CHHABRA, Junichi KIMURA, Tomokazu MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11148883
    Abstract: An article carrier system has a plurality of storage shelves and an order management unit. In the storage shelves, articles are stored. The order management unit manages a plurality of orders for shipping orders, holds receptacle information including at least information regarding a quantity of articles stored in each receptacle of each of the storage shelves, determines to provide different conditions for orders for performing picking at different workplaces, as conditions for correlating between each order and the receptacle for performing the picking in accordance with each order, and determines a storage shelf to be carried to the workplace for performing the picking in association with each order, based on the determined conditions and receptacle information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshitake, Ryota Kamoshida, Junichi Kimura, Emi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210256823
    Abstract: An efficient alert process is realized and effectiveness of surveillance is improved when surveilling various incidents that occur within a surveillance area. In a video surveillance system for detecting a plurality of incidents in a surveillance area using a video that captured the surveillance area, provided are a calculation unit which detects an image of a person and/or an object from the video, and calculates an incident feature quantity as a feature quantity representing a status of a detected person and/or a feature quantity of a detected object, and a determination unit which detects an occurrence of the incident based on the incident feature quantity, and determines subjects to be alerted of an occurred incident, which is a detected incident, from a type of the occurred incident and a determination accuracy of the occurred incident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiki ITO, Kenichi MORITA, Tomokazu MURAKAMI, Junichi KIMURA, Keisuke TERADA
  • Publication number: 20210239875
    Abstract: An alert output timing control apparatus is configured to hold an analysis target image and time information indicating a period of time time to be spent until alert is output, and output the analysis target image to a display apparatus. When the analysis target image is input to a model and it is determined that an alert target object is included in a photographic object of the analysis target image, the alert output timing control apparatus obtains a period of time time from the time information and performs control so that alert is output at timing that arrives when the obtained period of time time elapses since given timing after the analysis target image is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Noboru OZEKI, Satoko HINOMIZU, Toru YASUMURA, Daisuke MATSUBARA, Koh KAJII, Naoto AKIRA, Junichi KIMURA, Hideki OKITA
  • Patent number: 11027920
    Abstract: Provided is a rack management system, including a processor and a storage unit. The storage unit stores information indicating positions of sections included in an area in which storage racks that store articles can be arranged. One of the storage racks can be arranged in each of the sections. At least one of the sections is surrounded by other adjacent sections without an aisle to convey the storage racks therebetween. The processor classifies the sections into sections assigned ranks indicating a degree of efficiency of an operation to convey the storage racks placed therein to a predetermined working area, and one or more empty sections into which, if there is a need to move one or more other storage racks in order to convey a storage rack placed in a given section, the other storage racks that were moved are placed, and outputs results of the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI TRANSPORT SYSTEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshimoto, Yoriko Kazama, Junichi Kimura, Ryota Kamoshida, Emi Takahashi, Haruka Terai
  • Patent number: 11014745
    Abstract: The picking system according to the present invention for executing operation assistance corresponding to an operation target relating to physical distribution receives an order designating a specific article, retrieves a first storage position at which the specific article is stored from shelf stock information, generates operation instruction data relating to a specific operation target for instructing to move the specific article from the first storage position to a second storage position, refers to operation station information and accesses the first storage position, retrieves a specific operation station capable of performing the specific operation target, transmits the operation instruction data to a terminal of the specific operation station, and transmits, to a movement device, conveyance instruction data instructing to convey a conveyance rack to the specific operation station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoriko Kazama, Junichi Kimura, Emi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210126185
    Abstract: Provided is a piezoelectric thin film device containing: a first electrode layer; and a piezoelectric thin film. The first electrode layer contains a metal Me having a crystal structure. The piezoelectric thin film contains aluminum nitride having a wurtzite structure. The aluminum nitride contains a divalent metal element Md and a tetravalent metal element Mt. [Al] is an amount of Al contained in the aluminum nitride, [Md] is an amount of Md contained in the aluminum nitride, [Mt] is an amount of Mt contained in the aluminum nitride, ([Md]+[Mt])/([Al]+[Md]+[Mt]) is 36 to 70 atom %. LALN is a lattice length of the aluminum nitride in a direction that is approximately parallel to a surface of the first electrode layer with which the piezoelectric thin film is in contact, LMETAL is a lattice length of Me in a direction, and LALN is longer than LMETAL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi KIMURA, Yukari INOUE
  • Publication number: 20210013183
    Abstract: A semiconductor module according to the present disclosure includes: an insulating substrate; a first conductor disposed on the insulating substrate; a second conductor disposed on the insulating substrate; a first semiconductor element disposed on the first conductor; a second semiconductor element disposed on the second conductor; a first busbar connected to the first conductor in a region between the first semiconductor element and the second semiconductor element; a second busbar connected to the second semiconductor element; and an output busbar connecting the first semiconductor element to the second conductor and connected to the second conductor in the region between the first semiconductor element and the second semiconductor element. The output busbar is disposed at least partially overlapping the first busbar, and in an overlap region between the output busbar and the first busbar, the output busbar is located above the first busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: SHINGO OKAURA, JUNICHI KIMURA, ATSUSHI MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10793353
    Abstract: An article conveyance system includes a controller and a conveyance device. The controller includes: a storage section storing information concerning a position of a housing section stored in a shelf; a housing-section retrieving section retrieving, based on the information concerning the position of the housing section, housing positions of a plurality of the housing sections, which are picking targets, in the shelf; a route generating section generating a route that makes rounds of positions of the housing sections retrieved by the housing-section retrieving section; and a transmitting section transmitting information concerning the generated route and the housing positions of the housing sections to the conveyance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Nakano, Yoriko Kazama, Junichi Kimura, Hiroshi Yoshitake