Patents by Inventor Kazumasa Okumura

Kazumasa Okumura 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: 20210284000
    Abstract: This vehicle roof panel is formed from a plastic and is configured such that: the vehicle roof panel is disposed between a transparent, plate-shaped roof window and an operating mechanism for operating the roof window; and the vehicle roof panel is affixed to a vehicle body. The vehicle roof panel has a panel body and a front surface layer. The panel body comprises an opaque plastic, has an accommodation section configured to accommodate the roof window, and can shield the operating mechanism. The front surface layer comprises a transparent plastic, is formed integrally with the front surface of the panel body, and is substantially flush with a first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yuichi MIZUTANI, Hirotaka INABA, Kazumasa OKUMURA
  • Patent number: 10615300
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solar panel includes preparing a laminated body including a plastic protection cover that is light-transmissive and is curved in a convex manner, a flat plastic back cover, a photovoltaic battery cell, and an encapsulant that holds the photovoltaic battery cell in an encapsulated state, mounting the laminated body on a laminating jig such that the back cover abuts the laminating jig, and heating the laminated body with the laminating jig and compression-bonding the laminated body by holding the laminated body between a diaphragm and the laminating jig, thereby obtaining a solar panel from the laminated body. The laminating jig is curved in a convex manner toward the laminated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Inaba, Kazumasa Okumura, Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10454416
    Abstract: Provided is a solar battery module easy to assemble. A solar battery module includes a connecting member, the connecting member includes a conductor disposed along an end of a first solar battery string and connected to the first solar battery string and a conductor disposed along an end of a second solar battery string and connected to the second solar battery string, and the first solar battery string and the second solar battery string are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Inaba, Kazumasa Okumura, Motoya Sakabe
  • Patent number: 10434934
    Abstract: A high mount stop lamp mounted on a rear portion of a roof of an automobile is provided. The high mount stop lamp includes a flat light guide arranged below a resin roof panel. The light guide includes a front end and a rear end. The high mount stop lamp also includes a light source opposing the front end of the light guide. The rear end of the light guide is located on or proximate to a rear end of the roof panel to function as a light emitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Terai, Kazumasa Okumura, Yuichi Mizutani, Kazutami Oishi, Koji Uchino, Masaki Agemi
  • Publication number: 20190181283
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solar panel includes preparing a laminated body including a plastic protection cover that is light-transmissive and is curved in a convex manner, a flat plastic back cover, a photovoltaic battery cell, and an encapsulant that holds the photovoltaic battery cell in an encapsulated state, mounting the laminated body on a laminating jig such that the back cover abuts the laminating jig, and heating the laminated body with the laminating jig and compression-bonding the laminated body by holding the laminated body between a diaphragm and the laminating jig, thereby obtaining a solar panel from the laminated body. The laminating jig is curved in a convex manner toward the laminated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka INABA, Kazumasa OKUMURA, Koki IKEDA, Motoya SAKABE, Kazuyoshi OGATA
  • Patent number: 10205039
    Abstract: A solar panel includes a protection plate, a back cover, photovoltaic battery cells, a conductive member that electrically connects the photovoltaic battery cells to one another, and an encapsulant that is integrated with and located between the protection plate and the back cover. The encapsulant encapsulates the photovoltaic battery cells and the conductive member and fixes the photovoltaic battery cells and the conductive member to the protection plate and the back cover. The protection plate includes a resin transparent member, which is translucent from a front surface to a rear surface, and a resin opaque member, which is located at an outer side of each of the photovoltaic battery cells, shields the conductive member, and is arranged on the rear surface of the transparent member and integrated with the transparent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki Mitsuzawa, Kazumasa Okumura, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Publication number: 20180062575
    Abstract: Provided is a solar battery module easy to assemble. A solar battery module includes a connecting member, the connecting member includes a conductor disposed along an end of a first solar battery string and connected to the first solar battery string and a conductor disposed along an end of a second solar battery string and connected to the second solar battery string, and the first solar battery string and the second solar battery string are electrically connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka INABA, Kazumasa OKUMURA, Motoya SAKABE
  • Publication number: 20180050633
    Abstract: A high mount stop lamp mounted on a rear portion of a roof of an automobile is provided. The high mount stop lamp includes a flat light guide arranged below a resin roof panel. The light guide includes a front end and a rear end. The high mount stop lamp also includes a light source opposing the front end of the light guide. The rear end of the light guide is located on or proximate to a rear end of the roof panel to function as a light emitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki TERAI, Kazumasa OKUMURA, Yuichi MIZUTANI, Kazutami OISHI, Koji UCHINO, Masaki AGEMI
  • Patent number: 9862806
    Abstract: A plastic article is provided wherein a plastic substrate is coated with multiple resin layers including a primer layer comprising a polymer having a UV-absorptive functional group incorporated therein and a weather resistant hardcoat layer comprising a reaction product of alkoxysilyl-containing benzophenone and/or a hydrolyzate thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD., KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoo Fukushima, Koichi Higuchi, Hisatoshi Komori, Masaaki Yamaya, Kazumasa Okumura, Koichi Chigita, Yuya Maruyama, Tomokazu Takai, Yasumitsu Isobe, Nobuya Kawamura, Takayuki Nagai
  • Publication number: 20160284907
    Abstract: A solar battery module includes: a first cover formed in a plate shape; a second cover formed in a plate shape and arranged so as to face the first cover; a solar battery cell arranged between the first cover and the second cover; and a sealing material portion joining the first cover and the second cover while filling a space therebetween to seal the solar battery cell. In a joint surface with the sealing material portion, at least one of the first cover and the second cover has a gradually changing portion that is gradually decreased in thickness such that the sealing material portion is gradually increased in thickness as being farther away from a center portion of the solar battery cell. At least a part of the gradually changing portion overlaps with the solar battery cell, as seen in a thickness direction of the solar battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hirotaka INABA, Kazumasa OKUMURA, Kazutaka KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20160276509
    Abstract: A solar panel includes a protection plate, a back cover, photovoltaic battery cells, a conductive member that electrically connects the photovoltaic battery cells to one another, and an encapsulant that is integrated with and located between the protection plate and the back cover. The encapsulant encapsulates the photovoltaic battery cells and the conductive member and fixes the photovoltaic battery cells and the conductive member to the protection plate and the back cover. The protection plate includes a resin transparent member, which is translucent from a front surface to a rear surface, and a resin opaque member, which is located at an outer side of each of the photovoltaic battery cells, shields the conductive member, and is arranged on the rear surface of the transparent member and integrated with the transparent member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki MITSUZAWA, Kazumasa OKUMURA, Hirotaka INABA
  • Patent number: 9242554
    Abstract: A vehicle roof structure includes a solar cell unit having a plurality of solar cells arranged in a planar form at intervals from one another, a roof panel disposed to cover the solar cell unit from above, and a reinforcing member disposed under the solar cell unit. The reinforcing member supports the solar cell unit with a plurality of supporting parts provided at positions corresponding to the intervals left between the plurality of solar cells. The vehicle roof structure can prevent the solar cells from breaking down under stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke Shima, Kazumasa Okumura
  • Publication number: 20150145290
    Abstract: A vehicle roof structure includes a solar cell unit having a plurality of solar cells arranged in a planar form at intervals from one another, a roof panel disposed to cover the solar cell unit from above, and a reinforcing member disposed under the solar cell unit. The reinforcing member supports the solar cell unit with a plurality of supporting parts provided at positions corresponding to the intervals left between the plurality of solar cells. The vehicle roof structure can prevent the solar cells from breaking down under stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke SHIMA, Kazumasa OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20120058347
    Abstract: A plastic article is provided wherein a plastic substrate is coated with multiple resin layers including a primer layer comprising a polymer having a UV-absorptive functional group incorporated therein and a weather resistant hardcoat layer comprising a reaction product of alkoxysilyl-containing benzophenone and/or a hydrolyzate thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicants: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoo FUKUSHIMA, Koichi HIGUCHI, Hisatoshi KOMORI, Masaaki YAMAYA, Kazumasa OKUMURA, Koichi CHIGITA, Yuya MARUYAMA, Tomokazu TAKAI, Yasumitsu ISOBE, Nobuya KAWAMURA, Takayuki NAGAI
  • Patent number: 7490399
    Abstract: All images of a plurality of sucked and held electronic components are picked up, sucked and held states of the electronic components are successively recognized by their respective images in an order of placing the electronic components onto a circuit board, and the electronic components for which such recognition processing is completed can be successively placed onto the circuit board in this order during a process of the recognition processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Mitsumoto, Kazuhiro Ikurumi, Kazumasa Okumura, Mikiya Nakata, Masaharu Tsujimura
  • Publication number: 20070094869
    Abstract: All images of a plurality of sucked and held electronic components are picked up, sucked and held states of the electronic components are successively recognized by their respective images in an order of placing the electronic components onto a circuit board, and the electronic components for which such recognition processing is completed can be successively placed onto the circuit board in this order during a process of the recognition processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: Yutaka Mitsumoto, Kazuhiro Ikurumi, Kazumasa Okumura, Mikiya Nakata, Masaharu Tsujimura
  • Patent number: 7185424
    Abstract: All images of a plurality of sucked and held electronic components are picked up, sucked and held states of the electronic components are successively recognized by their respective images in an order of placing the electronic components onto a circuit board, and the electronic components for which such recognition processing is completed can be successively placed onto the circuit board in this order during a process of the recognition processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Mitsumoto, Kazuhiro Ikurumi, Kazumasa Okumura, Mikiya Nakata, Masaharu Tsujimura
  • Patent number: 7165318
    Abstract: A substantial apparatus width along a board carrying direction of an electronic component placing apparatus for placing electronic components on a board having a length L along the board carrying direction is a total dimension 4L+SL. Specifically, 4L denotes a length of the sum of the lengths of a first board retreat position, a first component placement position, a second board retreat position and a second component placement position. Further, SL denotes a length of the sum of the lengths of the spaces for positioning a board stop mechanism provided at each of the first board retreat position, the first component placement position, the second board retreat position and the second component placement position. Finally, the substantial apparatus width is between 450 mm and 1000 mm inclusively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youichi Nakamura, Kunio Sakurai, Kazumasa Okumura, Ken Takano, Minoru Yamamoto, Hirokazu Honkawa, Kentaro Nishiwaki, Yoshihiko Misawa
  • Publication number: 20060129352
    Abstract: A portable terminal carried by an operator of a target apparatus includes a communicating device for conducting wireless communication and a first information acquiring device for acquiring first information related to the target apparatus from the target apparatus via the communicating device. The portable terminal also includes a second information sending device for sending second information to at least one external information terminal via the communicating device based on the first information. Further, the portable terminal includes a third information acquiring device for acquiring third information from at least one external information terminal responding to the second information via the communicating device and an information outputting device for outputting an information output based on the third information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Inoue, Masanori Yasutake, Yoshimasa Takeda, Youichi Nakamura, Kazumasa Okumura
  • Patent number: 7035774
    Abstract: A portable terminal carried by an operator of a target apparatus includes a communicating device for conducting wireless communication and a first information acquiring device for acquiring first information related to the target apparatus from the target apparatus via the communicating device. The portable terminal also includes a second information sending device for sending second information to at least one external information terminal via the communicating device based on the first information. Further, the portable terminal includes a third information acquiring device for acquiring third information from at least one external information terminal responding to the second information via the communicating device and an information outputting device for outputting an information output based on the third information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Inoue, Masanori Yasutake, Yoshimasa Takeda, Youichi Nakamura, Kazumasa Okumura