Patents by Inventor Kazuo Kimura

Kazuo Kimura 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: 11218013
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of battery modules and a control unit, and supplies electric power from the battery modules in an uppermost stage and a lowermost stage to a load. The control unit is configured to perform ON/OFF control for setting the battery modules to an ON state in an active time, setting the battery modules to an OFF state in a non-active time, and alternately repeating the active time and the non-active time. The control unit is configured to delay an ON/OFF control timing for the battery module in a lower stage adjacent to the battery module in a higher stage by a control delay time in comparison with the battery module in the higher stage. The control unit is configured to randomly determine the control delay times for the battery modules in lower stages than the battery module in the uppermost stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsukada, Shuji Tomura, Kazuo Ootsuka, Naoki Yanagizawa, Kyosuke Tanemura, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210069970
    Abstract: A compact machining apparatus is provided. The machining apparatus, includes: a table to fix a workpiece; a spindle head having a spindle to which a cutting tool is attachable; a guide arranged on the spindle head and extending in parallel with an axis of the spindle; an additive manufacturing head arranged on the guide and to release an additive material and energy in parallel with the axis; a driving device to move the additive manufacturing head in parallel with the axis to move the additive manufacturing head close to the table; a supply device to supply the additive material and energy to the additive manufacturing head; and a moving device to relatively move the spindle head together with the manufacturing head to the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Katsumi USHIJIMA, Kazuo KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200306838
    Abstract: A drilling method of machining holes that are not regularly arranged in one direction in a short machining time is provided. A drilling method, includes: creating a machining order of machining a first hole to be machined with a first spindle and a second hole to be machined with a second spindle for a workpiece having a plurality of target holes on a machining table, the first spindle and the second spindle arranged in X direction; rotating the machining table relative to the first spindle and the second spindle so that the first hole and the second hole are arranged in X direction with the first hole located nearer to the first spindle; moving the first spindle and the second spindle relative to the machining table so that the first hole and a center of the first spindle are aligned and the second hole and a center of the second spindle are aligned; and machining the first hole with the first spindle and the second hole with the second spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiteru KAWAMORI, Kazuo KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10211492
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a heat generating component, a first battery, a second battery, a heat conductive sheet, and a heat insulating layer. The second battery is disposed between the heat generating component and the first battery. The heat conductive sheet thermally couples the heat generating component to the first battery. The heat insulating layer is disposed between the heat conductive sheet and the second battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Sakaguchi, Kazuo Kimura, Kazuhiko Kubo
  • Patent number: 9550427
    Abstract: A contactless power supply device supplying electric power in a contactless manner to a power receiving device mounted on a moving object includes: a bottom plate structuring an installation face; a power transmitting coil disposed on the bottom plate to supply electric power to a power receiving coil included in the power receiving device; and a cover attached to the bottom plate so as to cover the power transmitting coil disposed on the bottom plate. A layer of air is formed between the power transmitting coil and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toyoaki Takeshita, Kazuo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160285141
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a heat generating component, a first battery, a second battery, a heat conductive sheet, and a heat insulating layer. The second battery is disposed between the heat generating component and the first battery. The heat conductive sheet thermally couples the heat generating component to the first battery. The heat insulating layer is disposed between the heat conductive sheet and the second battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: YOSHIYA SAKAGUCHI, KAZUO KIMURA, KAZUHIKO KUBO
  • Patent number: 9230217
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a forgetting to turn off power detection apparatus includes an outgoing determination unit that creates a power usage pattern based on electric energy that is calculated from past electric energy data in a consumer equipment, and determines whether or not a consumer has gone outside based on the power usage pattern. The forgetting to turn off power detection apparatus of the embodiments includes a forgetting to turn off power detection unit that receives current electric energy data in the consumer equipment, and detects forgetting to turn off power of an electric equipment of the consumer equipment based on the received electric energy data when the outgoing determination unit determines that the consumer has gone outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotaka Miyazaki, Kazuo Kimura, Isamu Saitou, Naohiko Murata, Daigo Yoshii
  • Patent number: 9076714
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate for light-emitting element, including a mounting surface on which a light-emitting element is to be mounted, the mounting surface being one of two opposed main surfaces of the substrate. The substrate of the present invention is provided with a protection element for the light-emitting element, the protection element comprising a voltage-dependent resistive layer embedded in a body of the substrate, and comprising a first electrode and a second electrode each of which is in connection with the voltage-dependent resistive layer wherein the light-emitting element is to be mounted such that it is positioned in an overlapping relation with the voltage-dependent resistive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiichi Nakatani, Tatsuo Ogawa, Kazuo Kimura, Shigetoshi Segawa
  • Publication number: 20150178630
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a forgetting to turn off power detection apparatus includes an outgoing determination unit that creates a power usage pattern based on electric energy that is calculated from past electric energy data in a consumer equipment, and determines whether or not a consumer has gone outside based on the power usage pattern. The forgetting to turn off power detection apparatus of the embodiments includes a forgetting to turn off power detection unit that receives current electric energy data in the consumer equipment, and detects forgetting to turn off power of an electric equipment of the consumer equipment based on the received electric energy data when the outgoing determination unit determines that the consumer has gone outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicants: TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomotaka Miyazaki, Kazuo Kimura, Isamu Saitou, Naohiko Murata, Daigo Yoshii
  • Publication number: 20140293468
    Abstract: A light-blocking mask layer (3) having such light transmittance characteristics that an amount of transmitted light decreases gradually as it advances in a radial direction Fr from a center of optical axis Cs is formed on a surface of a flat transparent substrate at least having a light transmittance of 80% or higher using at least a dot pattern Pd formed of a large number of dots d, having a light transmittance of 20% or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: COSINA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki MIKAMI, Kazuo KIMURA, Hirofumi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20130181667
    Abstract: A contactless power supply device supplying electric power in a contactless manner to a power receiving device mounted on a moving object includes: a bottom plate structuring an installation face; a power transmitting coil disposed on the bottom plate to supply electric power to a power receiving coil included in the power receiving device; and a cover attached to the bottom plate so as to cover the power transmitting coil disposed on the bottom plate. A layer of air is formed between the power transmitting coil and the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toyoaki Takeshita, Kazuo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20120319159
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate for light-emitting element, including a mounting surface on which a light-emitting element is to be mounted, the mounting surface being one of two opposed main surfaces of the substrate. The substrate of the present invention is provided with a protection element for the light-emitting element, the protection element comprising a voltage-dependent resistive layer embedded in a body of the substrate, and comprising a first electrode and a second electrode each of which is in connection with the voltage-dependent resistive layer wherein the light-emitting element is to be mounted such that it is positioned in an overlapping relation with the voltage-dependent resistive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Seiichi Nakatani, Tatsuo Ogawa, Kazuo Kimura, Shigetoshi Segawa
  • Publication number: 20120125047
    Abstract: A personal ornament is provided which has an ornamental element including a magnet. A surface of the magnet is coated with a resin compounded with jewelry powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Kazuo Kimura
  • Patent number: 7648775
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate comprising a metallic layer on its surface, wherein said metallic layer includes: a silver layer containing silver; a gold layer containing gold; and a nickel layer containing nickel, in this order from an outermost layer of said metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Wakako, Makoto Nagai, Atsushi Uchida, Masahito Morita, Kazuo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20090166067
    Abstract: A clad member low in thermal expansion coefficient and excellent in workability is provided. The clad member 1 comprises a core member 11 and skin members 12 cladded on both sides of the core member. The core member 11 is constituted by an aluminum alloy consisting of Si: 5 to 30 mass %, and the balance being aluminum alloy and impurities. The skin member 12 is constituted by aluminum or an aluminum alloy consisting of Al: 98 mass % or above, and the balance being impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Ichiro Iwai, Kazuo Kimura
  • Publication number: 20090062011
    Abstract: A remote game system has a game machine, which has a manual operation unit receiving a manual operation instruction, and a remote controller. The remote controller communicates with the game machine through a communication network, and controls operation of the game machine through the communication network. The game machine has an exclusion unit, and when one of a remote operation instruction for playing a game from the remote controller and a manual operation instruction for directly playing the game from the manual operation unit has been received, inhibits one of the remote operation instruction or the manual operation instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Nagata, Yuuji Nanba, Shuichi Enomoto, Tooru Natsumi, Kazuo Kimura, Shigehiro Takeuchi, Tomohiro Ikeda, Hiroyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20080239671
    Abstract: A semiconductor element mounting substrate excellent in cooling performance and simple in structure is provided. The semiconductor element mounting substrate is a substrate 1B for mounting a semiconductor element 2, and has an insulating layer 3 and a conducting layer 4 for attaching a semiconductor element 2 on one surface of the insulating layer 3. To the other surface of the insulating layer 3, a heat releasing device 5 is directly attached. The heat releasing device 5 is preferably a liquid-cooling type cooling plate 7 having a plurality of fine passage 7a for cooling fluid. The insulating layer is preferably a composite member that an insulating cloth is impregnated with insulating resin or insulating resin composite in which thermally conductive filler is added to insulating resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicants: HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Atsushi Amano, Keisuke Urushihara, Kazuo Kimura
  • Patent number: 7258291
    Abstract: A destructive device, wherein treated material (1) including a foam body is pre-compressed in thickness direction and fed to the opposed part of a pair of compression rolls (21, 22), partition walls forming independent air bubbles in the foam body is destructed by the compression rolls (21, 22) and foam gas is arrested into a cover (3) installed on the outlet side of the compression rolls (21, 22), the foam gas is liquefied and separated by a cooling and liquefying device (6) through a cooling device (15) after pressurized, together with medium gas (41) for collection, by a pressurizing device (5), and the medium gas for collection from which the foam gas is separated is returned into the cover (3), whereby, since the foam gas is liquefied and separated in pressurized state by the cooling and liquefying device (6) by arresting the foam gas in high density inside the cover (3), the device can be remarkably downsized and simplified, and a device cost and an operation cost can also be remarkably reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikio Yotsumoto, Yutaka Matsuda, Susumu Saitou, Masayuki Makino, Kazuo Kimura, Yasuo Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7189294
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an Al—Mg—Si series alloy plate includes the steps of hot-rolling and subsequently cold-rolling an Al—Mg—Si series alloy ingot. The Al—Mg—Si series alloy ingot consists of Si: 0.2 to 0.8 mass %, Mg: 0.3 to 1 mass %, Fe: 0.5 mass % or less, Cu: 0.5 mass % or less, at least one of elements selected from the group consisting of Ti: 0.1 mass % or less and B: 0.1 mass % or less and the balance being Al and inevitable impurities. Heat-treating for holding a rolled ingot at 200 to 400° C. for 1 hour or more is performed after a completion of the hot-rolling but before a completion of the cold-rolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuo Kimura, Nobuhiko Akagi
  • Publication number: 20070030667
    Abstract: The reflecting member for a surface light source according to the present invention is characterized by forming a white coating film on the surface of a molded metal part having a prescribed shape. According to the present invention, a reflecting member for a surface light source wherein a white coating film having sufficient reflecting properties is formed on a metal part even if a metal part having a curved part of a small curvature radius can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Takeo Watanabe, Tetsuhiko Yamaguchi, Kazuo Kimura