Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Iida

Kazuhiro Iida 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: 20200050875
    Abstract: A driver information determination apparatus includes a road shape acquisition unit configured to acquire a front section shape ahead of a vehicle; a condition determination unit configured to determine whether the front section shape is a determination target shape; a face direction acquisition unit configured to acquire a face direction of a driver; and a reference thee direction determination unit configured to determine a reference face direction based on the face direction of the driver. When it is determined that the front section shape is the determination target shape, the reference face direction determination unit determines the reference face direction based on the face direction of the driver. The determination target shape is a shape of a road having a road curvature less than or equal to a preset upper curvature limit or a shape of the road having a road incline within a preset level range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichiroh HARA, Naruhisa YOSHIDA, Kazuhiro TOMOSUE, Hiroki IIDA
  • Publication number: 20200041913
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate processing apparatus including: a light radiator configured to radiate a light for processing into an irradiation area which is smaller than a processing target area of a surface of a substrate; a driver configured to move the irradiation area in two directions that cross each other in a plane along the surface of the substrate; and a controller configured to control the driver to move an irradiation position in two directions according to a movement pattern which has been set to radiate the light to an entire area of the processing target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Norihisa KOGA, Yoshitaka KONISHI, Naruaki IIDA, Yuzo OHISHI, Kazuhiro TAKESHITA
  • Publication number: 20200020987
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte solution according to one embodiment of the present disclosure contains a lithium salt and a nonaqueous solvent; the nonaqueous solvent contains fluoroethylene carbonate and a chain carboxylic acid ester having a dielectric constant of 6.0 or more; the lithium salt contains LiPO2F2 and LiSO3F; and the respective concentrations of LiPO2F2 and LiSO3F in the non-aqueous solvent are 0.15 mol/L or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya Morisawa, Kazuhiro Iida, Masaki Deguchi, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20200020986
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to one embodiment of the present disclosure comprises a positive electrode having a positive electrode active substance layer, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active substance layer, and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The nonaqueous electrolyte contains a sulfonylimide salt and a nonaqueous solvent containing a fluorinated chain carboxylic acid ester represented by a general formula. The fluorinated chain carboxylic acid ester content of the nonaqueous solvent is 80 vol % or greater and the sulfonylimide salt content is 2.4 mol or greater with respect to 1 L of the nonaqueous solvent. (In the formula, R1 and R2 are any one of H, F, and CH3-xFx (where x is 1, 2 or 3), and can be the same or different. R3 is a C1-C3 alkyl group and can contain F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuko Hirayama, Naoya Morisawa, Takanobu Chiga, Kazuhiro Iida, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20200020985
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte includes a lithium salt and a nonaqueous solvent in which the lithium salt is dissolved. The nonaqueous solvent includes a fluorinated chain carboxylate ester and a dicarbonyl compound having two carbonyl groups in the molecule. The dicarbonyl compound is at least one selected from the group consisting of esters and acid anhydrides and has not more than three atoms between the two carbonyl groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Iida, Takanobu Chiga, Naoya Morisawa, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 10481212
    Abstract: A secondary battery status estimation device includes a sensor unit configured to detect a terminal voltage of a secondary battery, and an internal resistance calculator configured to calculate a direct current internal resistance of the secondary battery based on the terminal voltage and the charge-discharge current detected by the sensor unit. The internal resistance calculator calculates a direct current internal resistance based on the terminal voltage and the charge-discharge current detected by the sensor unit, in a stable period that is before starting a driving source for driving a vehicle and in which the terminal voltage and the charge-discharge current of the secondary battery fall within a predetermined fluctuation range, and in a high-current output period in which electric power for starting the driving source is output from the secondary battery and the terminal voltage of the secondary battery is brought to substantially minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuma Iida, Takeshi Chiba, Shunsuke Nitta, Kazuhiro Sugie, Hiroyuki Jimbo
  • Publication number: 20190348716
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary cell provided with: a positive electrode that has a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode; and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode active material contains a lithium composite oxide containing Ni, and the non-aqueous electrolyte contains a non-aqueous solvent containing a fluorinated chain carboxylic acid ester and an organochlorine compound. The organochlorine compound is represented by general formula CF3CH2CO-CClR1R2 (where in the formula. R1 and R2 are respectively independent, and are selected from a hydrogen, a halogen, a C1-2 alkyl group, or a C1-2 halogenated alkyl group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Iida, Takanobu Chiga, Naoya Morisawa, Atsushi Fukui
  • Publication number: 20190312262
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode containing a positive electrode mixture, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte containing a nonaqueous solvent and a lithium salt dissolved in the nonaqueous solvent. The positive electrode mixture contains a positive electrode active material and a phosphate salt, the positive electrode active material contains a lithium-nickel composite oxide represented by formula (1): LixNi1-yM1yO2 (in the formula, 0.9?x?1.1, 0?y?0.7, and M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn, Fe, Ti, Al, Mg, Ca, Sr, Zn, Y, Yb, Nb, Cr, V, Zr, Mo, W, Cu, In, Sn, and As), and the nonaqueous solvent contains a trifluoropropionate ester represented by formula (2): F3C—CH2—CO—O—R1 (in the formula, R1 is a C1-3 alkyl group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Morisawa, Takanobu Chiga, Kazuhiro Iida, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 10377239
    Abstract: A sensor of a status determination device detects a magnitude of a terminal voltage of an auxiliary battery provided separately from a driving battery and a magnitude of a current flowing through the auxiliary battery. The driving battery is an electrical power source for a driving motor of a vehicle, and the auxiliary battery is an electrical power source for auxiliary equipment and has an output voltage lower than that of the driving battery. An internal resistance calculator calculates an internal resistance of the auxiliary battery based on the magnitude of the terminal voltage and the magnitude of the current detected by the sensor in a stable period that is before the auxiliary equipment is started and in which the magnitude of the terminal voltage and the magnitude of the current fall within predetermined fluctuation ranges, and those detected in a period after starting of the auxiliary equipment is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma Iida, Hiroyuki Jimbo, Takeshi Chiba, Shunsuke Nitta, Kazuhiro Sugie
  • Publication number: 20190221889
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte includes a lithium salt, a trifluoropropionate ester of the formula (1), and a fluorinated carboxylate ester of the formula (2). The amount of (1) is not less than 10 mass % of the nonaqueous electrolyte. In the formulae, R1 is a C1-3 alkyl group, one or two of X1 to X4 are fluorine atoms, R2 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-3 alkyl group or a fluorinated C1-3 alkyl group, and R3 is a C1-3 alkyl group or a fluorinated C1-3 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanobu Chiga, Naoya Morisawa, Kazuhiro Iida, Atsushi Fukui
  • Patent number: 9677639
    Abstract: A bidirectional shock absorber includes a cylinder housing including a liquid chamber, a shock-absorbing mechanism located inside the liquid chamber and supported by a rod sticking out of the cylinder housing. The shock-absorbing mechanism includes a pair of pistons located in the liquid chamber and attached to the rod on the respective sides of a liquid storage chamber constituting an accumulator, resistance paths formed between an outer circumferential surface of the pistons and an inner circumferential surface of a piston chamber, to apply flow resistance to the liquid, and unidirectional flow paths formed along the respective pistons and configured to block the liquid flow toward the liquid storage chamber when the corresponding piston is pressed toward the piston chamber, but to permit the liquid to flow in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiko Miyasato, Youji Takakuwa, Kodai Yoshinaga, Tsuyoshi Mita, Kouichi Matsuzaki, Toshio Minakuchi, Kazuhiro Iida, Junya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9436151
    Abstract: An electrophotographic device member can be configured as a roll member 1, a blade member 2, a belt member 3 or the like, and a modified rubber elastic body 12 is used as a material for a portion including the surfaces of the respective members. The modified rubber elastic body 12 has a rubber elastic body 121 having rubber elasticity and a surface-treated layer 122 composed of a cured product of photocurable composition impregnated into the rubber elastic body 121 from the surface thereof. The photocurable composition is configured to include a (meth)acryl monomer, a photopolymerizable polymer having a silicone group and/or a fluorine-containing group and a (meth)acryloyl group in a molecule, and a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Hayashi, Shuichi Egawa, Keiichi Inoue, Kazushi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Iida, Kentaro Imai, Masanori Ishida
  • Patent number: 9150101
    Abstract: A fuel-cell vehicle includes a vehicle body provided with a vehicle body frame, a fuel cell that is disposed in an inside space of a vehicle body frame and generates electric power using hydrogen as fuel, a fuel tank including a tank main body storing hydrogen fuel to be supplied to the fuel cell and a tank valve, an engine that generates a drive force for a vehicle with the electric power from the fuel cell, and at least one casing that accommodates a required vehicle component and is formed into a box shape with high rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Iida
  • Publication number: 20150248101
    Abstract: An electrophotographic device member can be configured as a roll member 1, a blade member 2, a belt member 3 or the like, and a modified rubber elastic body 12 is used as a material for a portion including the surfaces of the respective members. The modified rubber elastic body 12 has a rubber elastic body 121 having rubber elasticity and a surface-treated layer 122 composed of a cured product of photocurable composition impregnated into the rubber elastic body 121 from the surface thereof. The photocurable composition is configured to include a (meth)acryl monomer, a photopolymerizable polymer having a silicone group and/or a fluorine-containing group and a (meth)acryloyl group in a molecule, and a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Hayashi, Shuichi Egawa, Keiichi Inoue, Kazushi Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Iida, Kentaro Imai, Masanori Ishida
  • Publication number: 20150152934
    Abstract: A bidirectional shock absorber includes a cylinder housing including a liquid chamber, a shock-absorbing mechanism located inside the liquid chamber and supported by a rod sticking out of the cylinder housing. The shock-absorbing mechanism includes a pair of pistons located in the liquid chamber and attached to the rod on the respective sides of a liquid storage chamber constituting an accumulator, resistance paths formed between an outer circumferential surface of the pistons and an inner circumferential surface of a piston chamber, to apply flow resistance to the liquid, and unidirectional flow paths formed along the respective pistons and configured to block the liquid flow toward the liquid storage chamber when the corresponding piston is pressed toward the piston chamber, but to permit the liquid to flow in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiko Miyasato, Youji Takakuwa, Kodai Yoshinaga, Tsuyoshi Mita, Kouichi Matsuzaki, Toshio Minakuchi, Kazuhiro Iida, Junya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8997912
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electric motorcycle provided with: an electric motor (M) for driving a rear wheel (110) which is a drive wheel; a battery (B) for supplying power to the electric motor (M); and a controller unit (130) for performing drive control of the electric motor (M). The electric motorcycle is of the scooter type in which a footrest section is constructed between the front wheel (105) and the rear wheel (110), and is provided with a controller housing compartment (129) disposed in the footrest section so as to be downwardly recessed. An opening (131) is formed in the bottom of the controller housing compartment (129), and a cooling fin (130c) is provided in the bottom surface of the controller unit (130) in a state in which the cooling fin (130c) is housed in the controller housing compartment (129) and downwardly protrudes from the opening (131) to face the outside. As a result, the controller unit (130) is directly and efficiently cooled by airflow produced during travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Hakamata, Akinori Honma, Kazuhiro Iida, Takeshi Nagao
  • Publication number: 20140353061
    Abstract: A fuel-cell vehicle includes a vehicle body provided with a vehicle body frame, a fuel cell that is disposed in an inside space of a vehicle body frame and generates electric power using hydrogen as fuel, a fuel tank including a tank main body storing hydrogen fuel to be supplied to the fuel cell and a tank valve, an engine that generates a drive force for a vehicle with the electric power from the fuel cell, and at least one casing that accommodates a required vehicle component and is formed into a box shape with high rigidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro IIDA
  • Patent number: 8485299
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a fuel tank that stores fuel, a fuel filling joint hydraulically connected to the fuel tank, a first pressure reducing valve hydraulically connected to the fuel tank to reduce pressure of the fuel to first pressure, a second pressure reducing valve hydraulically connected to the first pressure reducing valve to reduce the pressure of the fuel to second pressure, a fuel cell unit hydraulically connected to the second pressure reducing valve to generate electric power via reaction of the fuel and an oxidizing agent, a high-pressure side structure that supports the fuel tank, the joint, and the first pressure reducing valve while keeping relative arrangement thereof, a low-pressure side structure that supports the second pressure reducing valve and the fuel cell unit while keeping relative arrangement thereof, and a main structure that detachably fixes the high-pressure side structure and the low-pressure side structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Iida
  • Publication number: 20120318600
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electric motorcycle provided with: an electric motor (M) for driving a rear wheel (110) which is a drive wheel; a battery (B) for supplying power to the electric motor (M); and a controller unit (130) for performing drive control of the electric motor (M). The electric motorcycle is of the scooter type in which a footrest section is constructed between the front wheel (105) and the rear wheel (110), and is provided with a controller housing compartment (129) disposed in the footrest section so as to be downwardly recessed. An opening (131) is formed in the bottom of the controller housing compartment (129), and a cooling fin (130c) is provided in the bottom surface of the controller unit (130) in a state in which the cooling fin (130c) is housed in the controller housing compartment (129) and downwardly protrudes from the opening (131) to face the outside. As a result, the controller unit (130) is directly and efficiently cooled by airflow produced during travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Hakamata, Akinori Honma, Kazuhiro Iida, Takeshi Nagao
  • Publication number: 20120214205
    Abstract: A plant biomass pretreatment method which allows prompt pretreatment of plant biomass with simple equipment is provided. The method includes continuously performing in sequence, inside an extruder, pretreatment steps of coarsely crushing the plant biomass to a predefined size or smaller, adding a decomposing agent(s) to the coarsely crushed plant biomass, applying a hot compressed water treatment(s) to the plant biomass with the decomposing agent added thereto, and performing saccharification preparation for mixing the plant biomass with the hot compressed water treatment applied thereto with an enzyme(s) for saccharifying the plant biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Iida, Kazuhide Tabata, Takashi Nagase, Sadao Ikeda, Kenji Yamada