Patents by Inventor Junichi Takano

Junichi Takano 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: 10686994
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a light source that applies light at a timing according to a light emission control signal; a light receiver that performs exposure to reflected light from an object at different timings according to an exposure control signal, and outputs exposure signals generated as a result of the exposure; a calculator that calculates a distance to the object; and a controller that outputs the light emission control signal and the exposure control signal for any of: modulating a length of a light emission period and an exposure period by increasing or decreasing the number of pulses of each of the light emission control signal and the exposure control signal; and modulating a repetition sequence of the light emission period and the exposure period while maintaining a phase relationship between the light emission control signal and the exposure control signal, randomly or in conformity with a specific rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Kishimoto, Haruka Takano, Junichi Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20200086764
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: seats provided in a vehicle; an occupant detection unit that detects an arrangement or a state of occupants in a vehicle cabin of the vehicle; and a seat arrangement control unit that performs seat arrangement control of changing at least one of a posture, a position, and a direction of the seats according to the arrangement or the state of the occupants detected by the occupant detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Masahiko Asakura, Hironori Takano, Junichi Maruyama, Naotaka Kumakiri
  • Publication number: 20200055481
    Abstract: An airbag device includes: an airbag body that is configured to deploy toward a front side of a driver; and a control unit that is configured to deploy the airbag body using a first deployment method when a central axis of a rim portion of a steering member of a vehicle is in a first state and a deployment condition is satisfied and deploy the airbag body using a second deployment method in a second state when an inclination angle of the central axis in relation to the central axis in the first state exceeds a threshold and the deployment condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Masahiko Asakura, Hironori Takano, Junichi Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20190291744
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: an automated driving controller configured to execute automated driving in which at least one of acceleration/deceleration and steering of a vehicle is automatically controlled; and a mode setter configured to set a mode of the automated driving which is executed by the automated driving controller and to set the mode of automated driving to an exchangeable mode in which an occupant who sits in a driver seat is able to be exchanged when the automated driving is executed in a mode in which an occupant needs to sit in the driver seat of the vehicle and predetermined conditions have been satisfied. Accordingly, it is possible to enable smooth exchange of an occupant during automated driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Masahiko Asakura, Hironori Takano, Junichi Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20190259984
    Abstract: A battery pack houses first and second cell units that are composed of a plurality of cells, and has a positive electrode power source terminal and a negative electrode power source terminal. This battery pack is provided with a series connector capable of connecting, in series, the first and second cell units and a parallel connector capable of connecting, in parallel, the first and second cell units, and is capable of switching between a parallel connection voltage and a series connection voltage. In the case of attachment to the high voltage electrical device body, the series connector becomes conductive and the parallel connector pair is cut off by the action of the series/parallel switching terminal. In the case of attachment to a low voltage electrical device body, the state is returned to an initial state, the series connector is cut off, and the parallel connector pair becomes conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Osamu Kawanobe, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Shinji Watanabe, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Takuhiro Murakami, SHOTA KANNO, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Hayato Yamaguchi, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke FUNABIKI, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190259985
    Abstract: In an upper cell unit (2146) and a lower cell unit (2147) comprising five battery cells, positive electrode terminals (2162, 2172) are set apart and aligned vertically, and negative electrode terminals (2167, 2177) are set apart and aligned vertically. When an electrical device body is rated at 36V, device-side terminals are in contact only at the upper terminals (2162, 2167), and short circuiting of the lower terminals (2172, 2177) is effected using a short bar 2059. When the electrical device body is rated at 18V, the upper and lower terminals (2162 and 2172, 2167 and 2177) are simultaneously made to contact the device-side terminals, and the upper cell unit (2146) and the lower cell unit (2147) assume a parallel connected state. Thus, it is possible to automatically switch the output voltage when a battery pack is mounted according to the difference in terminal shape on the electrical device body side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HANAWA, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, SHOTA KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Osamu Kawanobe, Hayato Yamaguchi, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Takuhiro Murakami, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke Funabiki, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190040941
    Abstract: Provided is a worm wheel formed by combining a metal part and a synthetic resin part to realize a reduction in weight. The worm wheel (4a) is formed by combining an inner wheel element (15a) and an outer wheel element (16a). The inner wheel element (15a) includes a metal core (24) made of metal and formed in an annular shape, and a resin core (25) made of a synthetic resin and formed in an annular shape to surround an outer circumference of the metal core (24). The outer wheel element (16a) is made of a synthetic resin and formed in an annular shape, includes a worm wheel tooth part (19a) on an outer circumferential surface, and surrounds an outer circumference of the resin core (25).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko KIYOTA, Takeshi YAMAMOTO, Kaname YASUDA, Tomohiro ARAI, Junichi TAKANO, Kazuki HOTTA
  • Patent number: 10027163
    Abstract: Provided is a power storage device including: a first chassis member; a second chassis member; a power inlet; one or plural power outlets; a battery module; a power conversion device; a housing; a lower lid; and an upper lid. The battery module is fixed closely to one surface of the first main surface portion. The power conversion device is fixed closely to one surface of the second main surface portion. A gap portion is formed between the first main surface portion and the second main surface portion by disposing the other surface of the first main surface portion and the other surface of the second main surface portion to face each other. The space is used to make air taken through the plural openings of the lower lid flow via the plural openings of the upper lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Takano
  • Patent number: 9535354
    Abstract: A conductive roller in which dripping of a water-based coating during the manufacture thereof is restrained, and a manufacturing method thereof. The conductive roller includes a shaft, at least one elastic layer formed on the outer periphery of the shaft and a surface layer formed on the outer peripheral surface of the elastic layer. The elastic layer is formed by using a coating for elastic layers containing a liquid absorbing agent, and the surface layer is formed by using a coating for surface layers. The method comprises forming an elastic layer by applying a coating for elastic layers containing a liquid absorbing agent on the outer periphery of the shaft and drying to form the elastic layer; and forming a surface layer by, after forming the elastic layer, applying a coating for surface layers on the formed elastic layer and drying to form the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Tagawa, Junichi Takano, Izumi Yoshimura, Daijirou Sirakura
  • Patent number: 9376539
    Abstract: Provided is a urethane resin composition by which an electrically conductive roller which has a higher elasticity than ever and in which an air bubble in an elastic layer is fine can be obtained when the urethane resin composition is used for the elastic layer of the electrically conductive roller, and an electrically conductive roller using the same. The urethane resin composition comprises: a urethane resin having a carboxyl group on a side chain; a cross-linking agent having an epoxy group; and an ester composed of a sugar and an unbranched saturated fatty acid having 16 to 24 carbon atoms as a foaming agent. The saturated fatty acid is preferably a stearic acid. The urethane resin composition preferably further contains a foaming auxiliary. The sugar is preferably a sucrose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Takano, Mitsuaki Adachi, Youichi Kotanaka, Daijirou Sirakura
  • Publication number: 20160064999
    Abstract: Provided is a power storage device including: a first chassis member; a second chassis member; a power inlet; one or plural power outlets; a battery module; a power conversion device; a housing; a lower lid; and an upper lid. The battery module is fixed closely to one surface of the first main surface portion. The power conversion device is fixed closely to one surface of the second main surface portion. A gap portion is formed between the first main surface portion and the second main surface portion by disposing the other surface of the first main surface portion and the other surface of the second main surface portion to face each other. The space is used to make air taken through the plural openings of the lower lid flow via the plural openings of the upper lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventor: Junichi Takano
  • Patent number: 9214657
    Abstract: Provided is a power storage device including: a first chassis member; a second chassis member; a power inlet; one or plural power outlets; a battery module; a power conversion device; a housing; a lower lid; and an upper lid. The battery module is fixed closely to one surface of the first main surface portion. The power conversion device is fixed closely to one surface of the second main surface portion. A gap portion is formed between the first main surface portion and the second main surface portion by disposing the other surface of the first main surface portion and the other surface of the second main surface portion to face each other. The space is used to make air taken through the plural openings of the lower lid flow via the plural openings of the upper lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Takano
  • Patent number: 8943692
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive roller including a shaft 1, and an elastic layer 2 and a surface layer 3 formed on the periphery of the shaft in the order mentioned. The elastic layer 2 is composed of a polyurethane foam containing a polyurethane resin and a waterproofing agent. By containing the waterproofing agent in the formulation of the polyurethane foam constituting the elastic layer 2, the environment-dependence of the roller resistance is improved, the resistance variance accompanied by change in the environment can be controlled, and pores formed on the surface of the elastic layer 2 are made fine, whereby the surface properties of the roller improve. Also provided is a method of manufacturing the above-mentioned conductive roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Takano, Izumi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8711543
    Abstract: Provided is an electrifying roller which may be used in a contact electrification method, which may be manufactured more easily, and which may better prevent problems caused by an electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Takano, Hirotaka Tagawa, Izumi Egashira, Daijirou Sirakura
  • Publication number: 20140100097
    Abstract: Provided is a urethane resin composition by which an electrically conductive roller which has a higher elasticity than ever and in which an air bubble in an elastic layer is fine can be obtained when the urethane resin composition is used for the elastic layer of the electrically conductive roller, and an electrically conductive roller using the same. The urethane resin composition comprises: a urethane resin having a carboxyl group on a side chain; a cross-linking agent having an epoxy group; and an ester composed of a sugar and an unbranched saturated fatty acid having 16 to 24 carbon atoms as a foaming agent. The saturated fatty acid is preferably a stearic acid. The urethane resin composition preferably further contains a foaming auxiliary. The sugar is preferably a sucrose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Takano, Mitsuaki Adachi, Youichi Kotanaka, Daijirou Sirakura
  • Patent number: 8642148
    Abstract: Provided is an electrifying roller which is manufactured more easily, and has a good electrical conduction property with a small amount of electrically conductive material. Provided are electrifying rollers (10, 20) comprising a shaft 1, an elastic layer 2 formed on the periphery of the shaft 1, and a surface layer 3 formed on the periphery surface of the elastic layer 2, wherein the elastic layer 2 is formed by an ultraviolet curing resin having a phosphoester group. It is preferred that the ultraviolet curing resin be made of a compound represented by the following Formula (1): (wherein R1 is represented by the following Formula (2): (CH2)m??(2) (where m is an integer from 1 to 10), R2 is represented by any one of the following Formulae (3) to (9): R3 is represented by any one of the following Formulae (10) to (12): (where r, s and t are an integer from 10 to 150), and n is an integer from 1 to 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Izumi Egashira, Hirotaka Tagawa, Junichi Takano, Daijirou Sirakura
  • Publication number: 20130057074
    Abstract: Provided is a power storage device including: a first chassis member; a second chassis member; a power inlet; one or plural power outlets; a battery module; a power conversion device; a housing; a lower lid; and an upper lid. The battery module is fixed closely to one surface of the first main surface portion. The power conversion device is fixed closely to one surface of the second main surface portion. A gap portion is formed between the first main surface portion and the second main surface portion by disposing the other surface of the first main surface portion and the other surface of the second main surface portion to face each other. The space is used to make air taken through the plural openings of the lower lid flow via the plural openings of the upper lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Takano
  • Publication number: 20120322637
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive roller whose resistance has a small environment-dependence, on the surface of the elastic layer of which the pore size is fine and the surface properties are excellent, and a manufacturing method therefor. Provided is a conductive roller including a shaft 1, and an elastic layer 2 and a surface layer 3 formed on the periphery of the shaft in the order mentioned. The elastic layer 2 is composed of a polyurethane foam containing a polyurethane resin and a waterproofing agent. Also provided is a method of manufacturing the above-mentioned conductive roller. After foaming materials to be added containing the polyurethane resin and waterproofing agent, the foamed materials to be added is applied to the shaft 1 by dipping coating and the elastic layer 2 is formed on the periphery of the shaft 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Takano, Izumi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20120316045
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive roller in which dripping of a coating, in particular, a water-based coating during the manufacture thereof is restrained, and a manufacturing method thereof. Provided is a conductive roller including a shaft 1, at least one elastic layer 2 formed on the outer periphery of the shaft 1 and a surface layer 3 formed on the outer peripheral surface of the elastic layer 2. The elastic layer 2 is formed by using a coating for elastic layers containing a liquid absorbing agent, and the surface layer 3 is formed by using a coating for surface layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Tagawa, Junichi Takano, Izumi Yoshimura, Daijirou Sirakura
  • Patent number: D872754
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kuwata, Yayoi Konishi, Masaki Takano, Wataru Takeuchi