Patents by Inventor Kazuhiko Matsumoto

Kazuhiko Matsumoto 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: 11376924
    Abstract: A vehicle air conditioning apparatus is provided. The vehicle air conditioning apparatus includes: a plurality of seat air conditioning units configured to selectively perform cooling or heating for corresponding seats installed in a cabin, respectively; and a plurality of exhaust ducts for discharging, outside the cabin, part of air used in the plurality of seat air conditioning units. At least part of the plurality of exhaust ducts is merged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Imaizumi, Kazuhiko Seki, Subaru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11376819
    Abstract: Provided is an interlayer film for laminated glass capable of preventing generation of a void in the interlayer film in an end part of laminated glass. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has a lengthwise direction and a widthwise direction, and includes the following configuration A, the configuration B or the configuration C. Configuration A: containing a light stabilizer, and having such a distribution in content of the light stabilizer in the widthwise direction that the content of the light stabilizer is larger in one end side of the widthwise direction. Configuration B: containing an ultraviolet ray screening agent, and having such a distribution in content of the ultraviolet ray screening agent in the widthwise direction that the content of the ultraviolet ray screening agent is larger in one end side of the widthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shougo Yoshida, Moyuru Okano, Manabu Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20220207598
    Abstract: The information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus in a system lending out vehicle cabins of mobile objects. The information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor functioning as a first output controller, a reception unit, and a second output controller. The first output controller serves to output first information indicating information on the vehicle cabins of the mobile objects in which at least a partial period of a standing period of the mobile objects is capable of being set as a lending period. The reception unit serves to receive an instruction by a user. The second output controller serves to output, on the basis of the instruction by the user, second information indicating that the vehicle cabin to be lent out to the user out of the vehicle cabins included in the first information is lendable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayasu BABA, Takenori MATSUMOTO, Kazuhiko YAMAUCHI, Tatsuyuki NEGISHI, Masashi FUMOTO, Chinatsu YONEYAMA, Sadako YAMAGATA
  • Publication number: 20220170106
    Abstract: In order to elucidate the mechanism of malignant alteration of pancreatic cancer caused by BACH1, changes in the gene expression depending on the expression level of BACH1 in the pancreatic cancer cell line were clarified by RNA sequencing. As a result of experiments on in vitro migration ability and invasion ability and in vivo orthotopic transplantation, BACH1 was found to be used as an excellent biomarker for epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of pancreatic cancer when used alone or in combination with its downstream regulator FOXA1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kazuhiko IGARASHI, Mitsuyo MATSUMOTO, Masaki SATO, Hironari NISHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 11338555
    Abstract: Provided is laminated glass capable of preventing generation of a void in the interlayer film in an end part of laminated glass, and keeping the appearance of laminated glass excellent. Laminated glass according to the present invention is laminate glass including a first lamination glass member, a second lamination glass member, and an interlayer film containing a thermoplastic resin, and no void is generated in the interlayer film irradiated with light in an end part of the laminated glass after a first light irradiation test: “conducting 4 cycles each cycle including the process of irradiating the laminated glass with xenon light 180 W/m2 at a black panel temperature of 83° C. and a humidity of 50% RH for 144 hours, and dipping the laminated glass in pure water at 80° C. for 24 hours”, or a void is generated within a length of 1 mm or less inwardly from an end part of the interlayer film irradiated with light in the end part of the laminated glass after the first light irradiation test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shougo Yoshida, Manabu Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Jun Sasaki, Moyuru Okano
  • Publication number: 20210372966
    Abstract: A graphene transistor includes a graphene layer including at least one sheet of graphene, a drain electrode and a source electrode each electrically connected to the graphene layer, a charge donor on at least one main surface of the graphene layer, the charge donor including an impurity charge, and a counter ion having a charge with a sign different from a sign of the impurity charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Naruto MIYAKAWA, Ayumi SHINAGAWA, Shota USHIBA, Masahiko KIMURA, Kazuhiko MATSUMOTO, Takao ONO
  • Patent number: 11174881
    Abstract: A pressure resistant device includes a tubular main body portion, a lid portion having a wall portion joined to the main body portion, a positioning portion provided to oppose an inner peripheral surfaces of the main body portion and the wall portion, and a groove portion formed on the inner peripheral surface, and the positioning portion is provided to oppose an edge of the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Norifumi Imai, Takahiro Hikasa
  • Publication number: 20210079937
    Abstract: A pressure resistant device includes a tubular main body portion, a lid portion having a wall portion joined to the main body portion, a positioning portion provided to oppose an inner peripheral surfaces of the main body portion and the wall portion, and a groove portion formed on the inner peripheral surface, and the positioning portion is provided to oppose an edge of the groove portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: KYB Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio KOBAYASHI, Kazuhiko MATSUMOTO, Norifumi IMAI, Takahiro HIKASA
  • Publication number: 20190128291
    Abstract: A pressure resistant apparatus includes a cylindrical body portion, and a lid portion having an annular wall portion, end portions of the body portion and the wall portion being joined to each other to close an opening of the body portion by the lid portion, wherein an annular first groove portion is formed to extend in a peripheral direction on at least one of inner peripheral surfaces of the body portion and the wall portion, and an inner diameter of the first groove portion is larger than inner diameters of the body portion and the end portion of the wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: KYB Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio KOBAYASHI, Kazuhiko MATSUMOTO, Norifumi IMAI, Takahiro HIKASA
  • Patent number: 9825161
    Abstract: Provided is a logical operation element that performs logical operations on three or more inputs using a single unique device. The logical operation element 30 is provided with an electrode 5A and the other electrode 5B that are provided to have a nanogap, a metal nanoparticle 7 arranged between the electrode 5A and the other electrode 5B in insulated state, and a plurality of gate electrodes 5C, 5D, 11, 11A, 11B for adjusting a charge of the metal nanoparticle 7. Electric current that flows between the electrode 5A and the other electrode 5B is controlled in accordance with the voltage applied to three or more of the gate electrodes 5C, 5D, 11, 11A, 11B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Yutaka Majima, Toshiharu Teranishi, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Kenzo Maehashi, Tomofumi Susaki, Yasuhide Ohno, Kosuke Matsuzaki, Guillaume Hubert Frederic Hackenberger
  • Patent number: 9566861
    Abstract: During turning of a vehicle, a vehicle body deceleration due to a cornering drag is obtained. An electronically controlled coupling is controlled to give, to rear wheels, a pre-torque set to be larger as the vehicle body deceleration is larger. Also, the pre-torque is restricted by an upper limit of the pre-torque that is set to be lower as a differential rotational speed of the front and rear wheels is smaller. By giving the pre-torque to the rear wheels, if a shift condition for a four-wheel drive state is established subsequently, a driving force can be generated in the rear wheels substantially at the same time that a fastening force of the electronically controlled coupling is increased, thereby the shift to the four-wheel drive state is immediately completed. Consequently, delay in response is not generated in the shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ikushima, Hiroyuki Shimokasa, Koichi Hasegawa, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Makoto Arimoto
  • Patent number: 9506892
    Abstract: A sensor capable of detecting detection targets that are necessary to be detected with high sensitivity is provided. It comprises a field-effect transistor 1A having a substrate 2, a source electrode 4 and a drain electrode 5 provided on said substrate 2, and a channel 6 forming a current path between said source electrode 4 and said drain electrode 5; wherein said field-effect transistor 1A comprises: an interaction-sensing gate 9 for immobilizing thereon a specific substance 10 that is capable of selectively interacting with the detection targets; and a gate 7 applied a voltage thereto so as to detect the interaction by the change of the characteristic of said field-effect transistor 1A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Atsuhiko Kojima, Satoru Nagao, Masanori Katou, Yutaka Yamada, Kazuhiro Nagaike, Yasuo Ifuku, Hiroshi Mitani
  • Publication number: 20160126595
    Abstract: A molten salt battery is provided which includes a positive electrode including a positive-electrode active material represented by the general formula: An(1?x)M1nxFe1?yM2yP2O7 (wherein n is 1 or 2, 0?x?0.5, 0?y?0.5, A is an alkali metal element, M1 is an element other than the element A, M2 is an element other than Fe), a negative electrode including a negative-electrode active material, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a molten salt electrolyte. The molten salt electrolyte contains 90% by mass or more of an ionic liquid containing a salt of the element A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi FUKUNAGA, Koji NITTA, Shoichiro SAKAI, Koma NUMATA, Eiko IMAZAKI, Rika HAGIWARA, Toshiyuki NOHIRA, Kazuhiko MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 9260306
    Abstract: A novel method for purifying hydrogen fluoride, capable of efficiently reducing the content of arsenic in hydrogen fluoride. The method includes the steps of (a) bringing a crude hydrogen fluoride containing arsenic trifluoride into contact with an oxidizing agent of a metal fluoride in a liquid state in a reactor to obtain a reaction mixture, wherein arsenic pentafluoride is formed by oxidizing arsenic trifluoride with the oxidizing agent of the metal fluoride through a liquid-liquid reaction; and (b) separating purified hydrogen fluoride from the reaction mixture by a separator, the thus obtained purified hydrogen fluoride having a lower content of arsenic than that of the crude hydrogen fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Rika Hagiwara, Kazuhiko Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20160027908
    Abstract: Provided is a logical operation element that performs logical operations on three or more inputs using a single unique device. The logical operation element 30 is provided with an electrode 5A and the other electrode 5B that are provided to have a nanogap, a metal nanoparticle 7 arranged between the electrode 5A and the other electrode 5B in insulated state, and a plurality of gate electrodes 5C, 5D, 11, 11A, 11B for adjusting a charge of the metal nanoparticle 7. Electric current that flows between the electrode 5A and the other electrode 5B is controlled in accordance with the voltage applied to three or more of the gate electrodes 5C, 5D, 11, 11A, 11B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Yutaka Majima, Toshiharu Teranishi, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Kenzo Maehashi, Tomofumi Susaki, Yasuhide Ohno, Kosuke Matsuzaki, Guillaume Hubert Frederic Hackenberger
  • Patent number: 9240561
    Abstract: This invention is to provide a nanodevice, which is combined with an electronic device such as a diode, tunnel device and MOS transistor, integrated circuit and manufacturing method of the nanodevice. A nanodevice includes: a first insulating layer 2; one electrode 5A and the other electrode 5B provided to have a nanogap on the first insulating layer 2; a metal nanoparticle or a functional molecule provided between the one electrode 5A and the other electrode 5B; a second insulating layer 8 provided on the first insulating layer 2, and on the one electrode 5A and the other electrode 5B to embed the metal nanoparticle or the functional molecule. The second insulating layer works as a passivating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Yutaka Majima, Toshiharu Teranishi, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Kenzo Maehashi, Yasuo Azuma, Yasuhide Ohno, Kosuke Maeda, Guillaume Hackenberger
  • Patent number: 9236488
    Abstract: A thin film transistor is equipped with a silicon substrate, a channel layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode. The channel layer, the source electrode and the drain electrode are arranged on the main surface of the silicon substrate. The channel layer is composed of multiple carbon nanowall thin films, wherein the multiple carbon nanowall thin films are arranged in parallel to each other between the source electrode and the drain electrode, one end of each of the multiple carbon nanowall thin films is in contact with the source electrode, and the other end of each of the multiple carbon nanowall thin films is in contact with the drain electrode. An insulating film and a gate electrode are arranged on the rear surface side of the silicon substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignees: CHUBU UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NISSIN ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Kawahara, Kazumasa Okamoto, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Risa Utsunomiya, Teruaki Matsuba, Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: D953944
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: SUBARU CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Kochi, Kazuki Aiba, Kohei Kobayashi, Kosuke Kubo, Koichi Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Ito
  • Patent number: D955468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Takuji Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Sakai
  • Patent number: D956135
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Takuji Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Sakai