Patents by Inventor Junji Baba

Junji Baba 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).

  • Publication number: 20200324738
    Abstract: A cleaner for cleaning an object to be cleaned includes a generation unit configured to generate high-pressure air, a nozzle configured to inject the high-pressure air toward a cleaning surface of the object to be cleaned, and a control unit configured to control an injection of the high-pressure air. Even when foreign objects do not adhere to the cleaning surface, the control unit executes an operation mode in which the high-pressure air is generated and injected when a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu Kubota, Yasuhiro Ichikawa, Junji Baba, Kazuki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20200262397
    Abstract: A foreign matter removal device that removes foreign matters adhering to a lens (101) included in an in-vehicle camera (100), including a camera bracket (91) that attaches the in-vehicle camera (100) to a rear bumper panel (200b) of a vehicle in a state in which the lens (101) is exposed toward the outside of the rear bumper panel (200b) of the vehicle, a high-pressure air generation unit disposed inside the rear bumper panel (200b) and configured to generate high-pressure air, and a nozzle unit provided with a nozzle (22) that injects the high-pressure air toward the lens (101), wherein a through-hole (92) is formed in the camera bracket (91), and the high-pressure air generated by the high-pressure air generation unit passes from the inside to the outside of the rear bumper panel (200b) through the through-hole (92), and is injected from the nozzle (22) toward the lens (101).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kimura, Junji Baba, Akinobu Kubota, Yasuhiro Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200198591
    Abstract: A foreign matter removal device is configured to remove foreign matters on a lens (101) of an in-vehicle camera (100) attached to a vehicle so that the lens (101) of the in-vehicle camera (100) is exposed toward an outside of a body panel of a vehicle. The foreign matter removal device includes a generation unit configured to generate high-pressure air and a nozzle unit (2) having a nozzle (22) configured to inject the high-pressure air toward the lens (101) and an attachment part (21) formed integrally with the nozzle (22) and attachable to a housing (102) of the in-vehicle camera (100). A tip end of the nozzle (22) is positioned with respect to the lens (101) in a state where the attachment part (21) is attached to the housing (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu KUBOTA, Yasuhiro ICHIKAWA, Hiroaki KIMURA, Junji BABA
  • Patent number: 10661761
    Abstract: A foreign matter removal device of the present invention is a foreign matter removal device that removes foreign matters adhering to a lens (101) included in an in-vehicle camera (100), including a camera bracket (91) that attaches the in-vehicle camera (100) to a rear bumper panel (200b) of a vehicle in a state in which the lens (101) is exposed toward the outside of the rear bumper panel (200b) of the vehicle, a high-pressure air generation unit disposed inside the rear bumper panel (200b) and configured to generate high-pressure air, and a nozzle unit provided with a nozzle (22) that injects the high-pressure air toward the lens (101), wherein a through-hole (92) is formed in the camera bracket (91), and the high-pressure air generated by the high-pressure air generation unit passes from the inside to the outside of the rear bumper panel (200b) through the through-hole (92), and is injected from the nozzle (22) toward the lens (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kimura, Junji Baba, Akinobu Kubota, Yasuhiro Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10604122
    Abstract: A foreign matter removal device is configured to remove foreign matters on a lens (101) of an in-vehicle camera (100) attached to a vehicle so that the lens (101) of the in-vehicle camera (100) is exposed toward an outside of a body panel of a vehicle. The foreign matter removal device includes a generation unit configured to generate high-pressure air and a nozzle unit (2) having a nozzle (22) configured to inject the high-pressure air toward the lens (101) and an attachment part (21) formed integrally with the nozzle (22) and attachable to a housing (102) of the in-vehicle camera (100). A tip end of the nozzle (22) is positioned with respect to the lens (101) in a state where the attachment part (21) is attached to the housing (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu Kubota, Yasuhiro Ichikawa, Hiroaki Kimura, Junji Baba
  • Patent number: 10556571
    Abstract: A foreign matter removal device of the present invention includes a high-pressure air generation unit (5) that includes a generation unit having a drive source and configured to generate high-pressure air using the drive source, and a housing (51) covering the generation unit, and a plate-shaped adhesive member (71) that includes an adhesion layer (71B) elastically deformable along at least a part of a surface shape of a back door panel (200a) constituting the vehicle. The housing (51) is attached to the back door panel (200a) via the adhesive member (71) in surface contact with the back door panel (200a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu Kubota, Junji Baba, Yasuhiro Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20180194331
    Abstract: A foreign matter removal device of the present invention includes a high-pressure air generation unit (5) that includes a generation unit having a drive source and configured to generate high-pressure air using the drive source, and a housing (51) covering the generation unit, and a plate-shaped adhesive member (71) that includes an adhesion layer (71B) elastically deformable along at least a part of a surface shape of a back door panel (200a) constituting the vehicle. The housing (51) is attached to the back door panel (200a) via the adhesive member (71) in surface contact with the back door panel (200a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu KUBOTA, Junji BABA, Yasuhiro ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180186342
    Abstract: A foreign matter removal device is configured to remove foreign matters on a lens (101) of an in-vehicle camera (100) attached to a vehicle so that the lens (101) of the in-vehicle camera (100) is exposed toward an outside of a body panel of a vehicle. The foreign matter removal device includes a generation unit configured to generate high-pressure air and a nozzle unit (2) having a nozzle (22) configured to inject the high-pressure air toward the lens (101) and an attachment part (21) formed integrally with the nozzle (22) and attachable to a housing (102) of the in-vehicle camera (100). A tip end of the nozzle (22) is positioned with respect to the lens (101) in a state where the attachment part (21) is attached to the housing (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu KUBOTA, Yasuhiro ICHIKAWA, Hiroaki KIMURA, Junji BABA
  • Publication number: 20180186341
    Abstract: A foreign matter removal device of the present invention is a foreign matter removal device that removes foreign matters adhering to a lens (101) included in an in-vehicle camera (100), including a camera bracket (91) that attaches the in-vehicle camera (100) to a rear bumper panel (200b) of a vehicle in a state in which the lens (101) is exposed toward the outside of the rear bumper panel (200b) of the vehicle, a high-pressure air generation unit disposed inside the rear bumper panel (200b) and configured to generate high-pressure air, and a nozzle unit provided with a nozzle (22) that injects the high-pressure air toward the lens (101), wherein a through-hole (92) is formed in the camera bracket (91), and the high-pressure air generated by the high-pressure air generation unit passes from the inside to the outside of the rear bumper panel (200b) through the through-hole (92), and is injected from the nozzle (22) toward the lens (101).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki KIMURA, Junji BABA, Akinobu KUBOTA, Yasuhiro ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9894015
    Abstract: The communication apparatus includes: a first circuit board unit including, on a front surface of the communication apparatus, a port for transmitting and receiving data to and from the network; a second circuit board unit including a plurality of first connectors connected to at least one of the first circuit board units, a second connector being capable of accommodating at least a bandwidth accommodated by the plurality of first circuit board units, and being connected, via a cable, to the other communication apparatus of a standby system; and a cross bar switch for selectively outputting data to the first connectors or the second connector as a data output destination, and a ventilation control unit for controlling a flow of air flowing between each of the first circuit board unit and the second circuit board unit, and outside of the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Alaxala Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Junji Baba
  • Patent number: 9591782
    Abstract: A connector housing apparatus includes a main body section that has a plurality of connectors confronting a plurality of external connectors of an external housing and a moving guide section that guides movement of the main body section toward the external housing. The moving guide section has a latching section that latches the moving guide section on the external housing. The main body section is connected to the moving guide section so as to be movable in a fitting direction of the plurality of connectors. The latching section latches the moving guide section on a position at which the plurality of connectors are fitted to the plurality of external connectors. The main body section moves along the moving guide section in the fitting direction of the plurality of connectors, and thereby the plurality of connectors are fitted to the plurality of external connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Alaxala Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Sasaki, Shuuji Kameno, Junji Baba
  • Publication number: 20160294733
    Abstract: The communication apparatus includes: a first circuit board unit including, on a front surface of the communication apparatus, a port for transmitting and receiving data to and from the network; a second circuit board unit including a plurality of first connectors connected to at least one of the first circuit board units, a second connector being capable of accommodating at least a bandwidth accommodated by the plurality of first circuit board units, and being connected, via a cable, to the other communication apparatus of a standby system; and a cross bar switch for selectively outputting data to the first connectors or the second connector as a data output destination, and a ventilation control unit for controlling a flow of air flowing between each of the first circuit board unit and the second circuit board unit, and outside of the communication apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Alaxala Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Junji BABA
  • Publication number: 20160248204
    Abstract: A connector housing apparatus includes a main body section that has a plurality of connectors confronting a plurality of external connectors of an external housing and a moving guide section that guides movement of the main body section toward the external housing. The moving guide section has a latching section that latches the moving guide section on the external housing. The main body section is connected to the moving guide section so as to be movable in a fitting direction of the plurality of connectors. The latching section latches the moving guide section on a position at which the plurality of connectors are fitted to the plurality of external connectors. The main body section moves along the moving guide section in the fitting direction of the plurality of connectors, and thereby the plurality of connectors are fitted to the plurality of external connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: ALAXALA NETWORKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru SASAKI, Shuuji KAMENO, Junji BABA
  • Patent number: 9215829
    Abstract: In an electronic device, when a 48 V feed system is shifted to a 12 V feed system, in order to supply the same electric power, a current of fourth times needs to flow into a backplane. Also, in an anteroposterior intake and exhaust system, there is a need to form a ventilator through which a cooling air passes in the backplane. Further, there arises a problem that a mechanical strength is deteriorated by provision of the ventilator in the backplane. There is provided a structure in which a pinnate projection is provided on a feed bus bar, and a cooling air is applied to the feed bus bar. Also, the feed bus bar is brought into close contact with an overall surface of the backplane, and electrically and mechanically connected thereto at multiple points, to thereby perform both of cooling and the suppression of stiffness deterioration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Alaxala Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Baba, Masaaki Inoue, Shuuji Kameno, Toru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150355690
    Abstract: It is provided a communication apparatus, including: a plurality of circuit boards; a casing configured such that air is controlled to flow in a ventilation direction: a coupling plate being arranged between a first surface and a second surface in the casing, and having ventilation holes for communicating a first space on the first surface side and a second space on the second surface side to each other, the coupling plate having the plurality of circuit boards coupled to a third surface which faces the first surface; and cables routed in a third space defined in the second space excluding fourth spaces in which the ventilation holes are projected on the second surface in the ventilation direction, the cables coupling the plurality of circuit boards to each other on a fourth surface which faces the second surface so that the plurality of circuit boards are communicable to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: ALAXALA NETWORKS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junji BABA
  • Patent number: 8953337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic device including plural circuit board units that can be removed from the electronic device. The electronic device is designed to increase a data transfer rate between the circuit board units by using a circuit board for interconnect for electrically coupling the circuit board units placed in the electronic device, and using a cable for electrically or optically coupling the circuit board units placed in the electric device, or both of the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Alaxala Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Inoue, Takashi Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Matsuo, Junji Baba, Manabu Sawa, Kazuo Sugai
  • Publication number: 20130235524
    Abstract: In an electronic device, when a 48 V feed system is shifted to a 12 V feed system, in order to supply the same electric power, a current of fourth times needs to flow into a backplane. Also, in an anteroposterior intake and exhaust system, there is a need to form a ventilator through which a cooling air passes in the backplane. Further, there arises a problem that a mechanical strength is deteriorated by provision of the ventilator in the backplane. There is provided a structure in which a pinnate projection is provided on a feed bus bar, and a cooling air is applied to the feed bus bar. Also, the feed bus bar is brought into close contact with an overall surface of the backplane, and electrically and mechanically connected thereto at multiple points, to thereby perform both of cooling and the suppression of stiffness deterioration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: ALAXALA Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Baba, Masaaki Inoue, Shuuji Kameno, Toru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8050333
    Abstract: In a data transfer device which cancells an offset of a differential amplifier for amplifying a received signal and an offset caused by characteristics of a differential transmission line and selects optimum conditions such as pre-emphasis amount of an output pre-emphasis circuit, a first chip (transmission side LSI=transfer engine 210) and a second chip (reception side LSI=multiplexing engine 330) are connected to each other through differential transmission line 430 and a SerDes (serializer) 401 and a SerDes (deserializer) 402 are used to make signal transmission, so that optimum setting conditions of an offset amount of an offset cancellation circuit included in an input buffer amplifier and a pre-emphasis amount of pre-emphasis circuit included in an output buffer are decided in training using a training PRBS generator 560 and a training PRBS comparator 570.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Muto, Yasuhiro Fujimura, Keiichi Higeta, Junji Baba, Takayuki Muranaka, Isao Kimura
  • Publication number: 20110170270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic device including plural circuit board units that can be removed from the electronic device. The electronic device is designed to increase a data transfer rate between the circuit board units by using a circuit board for interconnect for electrically coupling the circuit board units placed in the electronic device, and using a cable for electrically or optically coupling the circuit board units placed in the electric device, or both of the cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: MASAAKI Inoue, Takashi Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Matsuo, Junji Baba, Manabu Sawa, Kazuo Sugai
  • Patent number: 7891582
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a vehicle lamp includes a cylinder, a piston slidably supported in the cylinder, an ejecting nozzle attached to a leading end portion of the piston, and a bracket for insertion into an attaching hole on a bumper of the vehicle. A structure for attaching the cleaning device to the bumper includes an opening edge portion surrounding the attaching hole of the bumper, engagement portions on the bracket, each of the engagement portions being elastically deformable and including a holding portion which comes into contact with a first surface of the bumper, and abutting surface portions on the bracket to face the respective holding portions. Each of the abutting surface portions comes into contact with a second surface of the bumper, and the opening edge portion is held between the holding portions and the abutting surface portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junji Baba