Patents by Inventor Kazuya Nakano

Kazuya Nakano 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: 20190235586
    Abstract: The electronic device includes a case, an antenna element, a heat source, a heat dissipation member, a heat conduction member, a cooling fan, an exhaust port, and an exhaust duct. The case has a pair of main surfaces and side surfaces. The antenna element is used to perform wireless communication. The heat dissipation member exchanges heat with a cooling wind. The heat conduction member conducts heat of the heat source to the heat dissipation member. The cooling fan generates the cooling wind to be blown to the heat dissipation member. The exhaust port is an exhaust port from which the cooling wind is discharged to the outside. The exhaust duct guides the cooling wind to the exhaust port. The exhaust port is disposed on one of the side surfaces, and the antenna element and the exhaust duct are disposed to overlap each other at least partially in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: KAZUYA TANI, KENJI NISHIKAWA, KAZUHIRO SHIRAGA, HIROYUKI TAKAOKA, KATSUYA YAMAMOTO, KAZUYA NAKANO, HIROKI YOSHO
  • Patent number: 10096872
    Abstract: A lower battery module includes lower batteries and lower cooling air passages. An upper battery module is provided at an downstream of the lower battery module in a flow direction of the cooling air. The upper battery module includes upper batteries and upper cooling air passages. An intermediate duct is provided between the upper battery module and the lower battery module to prevent leakage of the cooling air. The intermediate duct includes a cutwater portion. The cutwater portion is provided along an inner circumference of the intermediate duct to cut a continuous flow of water from an inside of the upper battery module to an inside of the lower battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Manabu Mitani, Sachiko Katsuno, Koichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10000240
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a seat, an upper member, a lower member, and a high voltage equipment. The engine is provided at a rear in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The seat is provided in front of the engine in the front-rear direction. The upper member is provided between the seat and the engine in the front-rear direction and extends in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The lower member extends in the vehicle width direction and is provided between the seat and the engine below the upper member in a vehicle height direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction and the vehicle width direction. The high voltage equipment is provided between the seat and the engine and in a space surrounded by the upper member and the lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Mitani, Koichi Takahashi, Kazuya Nakano, Sachiko Katsuno
  • Patent number: 9950588
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a high voltage equipment-accommodation portion, a cooling mechanism, and a discharge passage. The high voltage equipment-accommodation portion is provided behind a seat and includes a high voltage equipment. The cooling mechanism cools the high voltage equipment with cooling air introduced from an outside of the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion and diffuses in the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion the cooling air which has cooled the high voltage equipment. The discharge passage connects a lower end part of the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion and a vicinity of a floor surface in the vehicle interior. The cooling mechanism is configured to discharge the cooling air in the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion downwardly to the vehicle interior via the discharge passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Mitani, Koichi Takahashi, Kazuya Nakano
  • Publication number: 20180097287
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a first antenna board having a plate shape and extending with a first length; a second antenna board having a plate shape and extending with a second length; and a rectangular parallelepiped upper casing for accommodating the first antenna board and the second antenna board. The first antenna board and the second antenna board are arranged such that a longitudinal direction of the first antenna board and a longitudinal direction of the second antenna board are parallel to one side of one main surface of the rectangular parallelepiped upper casing. The first antenna board and the second antenna board are arranged parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuharu MATSUOKA, Kazuya Nakano, Kenji Nishikawa, Keita Endo, Shintarou Tanaka, Ryo Yonezawa, Kazuki Zusho
  • Patent number: 9884535
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an air conditioning system, a high voltage equipment, a cooling fan, and an intake duct. The air conditioning system is to condition air in an interior of the vehicle which has a vehicle height direction. The cooling fan is to send cooling air which has passed through the air conditioning system to the high voltage equipment. The cooling fan has an intake port. The intake duct is connected to the intake port from upward in the vehicle height direction to supply the cooling air to the cooling fan. A lowermost part of the intake port in the vehicle height direction is positioned higher than a lowermost surface of a duct flow path of the intake duct in the vehicle height direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Koichi Takahashi, Sachiko Katsuno
  • Patent number: 9786987
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus is provided with a dielectric substrate, a feed point, a first radiation conductor, a second radiation conductor, and a through-hole conductor. The first radiation element is capacitively coupled to the second radiation element in a portion where the first and second radiation conductors overlaps with each other via the dielectric substrate. At least one of the first and second radiation elements has a meander portion formed in the portion where the first and second radiation elements are capacitively coupled to each other, and an LC resonator is formed of the meander portion, and the portion where the first and second radiation elements are capacitively coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Matsuoka, Kazuya Nakano, Kouji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9698480
    Abstract: A first base radiation element has a first end connected to the feed point, and a second end. A second base radiation element has a first end connected to the ground point, and a second end. The first and second base radiation elements respectively include portions extending in a first direction and close to each other. The first base radiation element is branched into first and second branch radiation elements at a first branch point located at the second end of the first base radiation element, the first branch radiation element includes a portion extending in the first direction, and the second branch radiation element includes a portion extending in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The end of the second base radiation element is connected to a connecting point different from the first branch point of the first branch radiation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Tani, Toshiharu Ishimura, Kenji Nishikawa, Kazuya Nakano
  • Publication number: 20170110774
    Abstract: A lower battery module includes lower batteries and lower cooling air passages. An upper battery module is provided at an downstream of the lower battery module in a flow direction of the cooling air. The upper battery module includes upper batteries and upper cooling air passages. An intermediate duct is provided between the upper battery module and the lower battery module to prevent leakage of the cooling air. The intermediate duct includes a cutwater portion. The cutwater portion is provided along an inner circumference of the intermediate duct to cut a continuous flow of water from an inside of the upper battery module to an inside of the lower battery module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya NAKANO, Manabu MITANI, Sachiko KATSUNO, Koichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20170106717
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a high voltage equipment-accommodation portion, a cooling mechanism, and a discharge passage. The high voltage equipment-accommodation portion is provided behind a seat and includes a high voltage equipment. The cooling mechanism cools the high voltage equipment with cooling air introduced from an outside of the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion and diffuses in the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion the cooling air which has cooled the high voltage equipment. The discharge passage connects a lower end part of the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion and a vicinity of a floor surface in the vehicle interior. The cooling mechanism is configured to discharge the cooling air in the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion downwardly to the vehicle interior via the discharge passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu MITANI, Koichi TAKAHASHI, Kazuya NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20170106718
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an air conditioning system, a high voltage equipment, a cooling fan, and an intake duct. The air conditioning system is to condition air in an interior of the vehicle which has a vehicle height direction. The cooling fan is to send cooling air which has passed through the air conditioning system to the high voltage equipment. The cooling fan has an intake port. The intake duct is connected to the intake port from upward in the vehicle height direction to supply the cooling air to the cooling fan. A lowermost part of the intake port in the vehicle height direction is positioned higher than a lowermost surface of a duct flow path of the intake duct in the vehicle height direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya NAKANO, Koichi TAKAHASHI, Sachiko KATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20170106910
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a seat, an upper member, a lower member, and a high voltage equipment. The engine is provided at a rear in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The seat is provided in front of the engine in the front-rear direction. The upper member is provided between the seat and the engine in the front-rear direction and extends in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The lower member extends in the vehicle width direction and is provided between the seat and the engine below the upper member in a vehicle height direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction and the vehicle width direction. The high voltage equipment is provided between the seat and the engine and in a space surrounded by the upper member and the lower member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu MITANI, Koichi TAKAHASHI, Kazuya NAKANO, Sachiko KATSUNO
  • Patent number: 8816927
    Abstract: A GPS antenna is provided with a reflective conductor portion. Thereby, an electromagnetic wave radiated from an antenna conductor portion in a predetermined direction can be grounded electrically, and thus radiation of the electromagnetic wave in a direction (arbitrary direction) opposite to the predetermined direction can be enhanced. As a result, the directivity of the electromagnetic wave in the arbitrary direction can be enhanced to improve the positioning accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Kenji Nishikawa, Kazuya Tani
  • Publication number: 20140078001
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus is provided with a dielectric substrate, a feed point, a first radiation conductor, a second radiation conductor, and a through-hole conductor. The first radiation element is capacitively coupled to the second radiation element in a portion where the first and second radiation conductors overlaps with each other via the dielectric substrate. At least one of the first and second radiation elements has a meander portion formed in the portion where the first and second radiation elements are capacitively coupled to each other, and an LC resonator is formed of the meander portion, and the portion where the first and second radiation elements are capacitively coupled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuharu MATSUOKA, Kazuya NAKANO, Kouji WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20140071000
    Abstract: A first base radiation element has a first end connected to the feed point, and a second end. A second base radiation element has a first end connected to the ground point, and a second end. The first and second base radiation elements respectively include portions extending in a first direction and close to each other. The first base radiation element is branched into first and second branch radiation elements at a first branch point located at the second end of the first base radiation element, the first branch radiation element includes a portion extending in the first direction, and the second branch radiation element includes a portion extending in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The end of the second base radiation element is connected to a connecting point different from the first branch point of the first branch radiation element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya TANI, Toshiharu ISHIMURA, Kenji NISHIKAWA, Kazuya NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20110227803
    Abstract: A GPS antenna is provided with a reflective conductor portion. Thereby, an electromagnetic wave radiated from an antenna conductor portion in a predetermined direction can be grounded electrically, and thus radiation of the electromagnetic wave in a direction (arbitrary direction) opposite to the predetermined direction can be enhanced. As a result, the directivity of the electromagnetic wave in the arbitrary direction can be enhanced to improve the positioning accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya NAKANO, Kenji NISHIKAWA, Kazuya TANI
  • Patent number: 7215291
    Abstract: An antenna main body comprises an antenna element, female connectors provided at a first connector, a female screw section, and an engagement claw inserted into an antenna mount hole H to make engagement with a lower side face of a roof panel R. A fixing member comprises cables, male connectors provided at a second connector, the male connectors being provided to make mechanical engagement with, and electrical connection to, female connectors, and being connected to the cable, and a male screw section helically fitted to a female screw section, thereby tightening the female connectors, the male connectors, and a roof panel R with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignees: Harada Industry Co., Ltd, Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Limited
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Hiroyuki Maeda, Katsushiro Ishibayashi, Satoshi Nagasawa, Hajime Saito, Kazuhiko Furukatsu, Kentaro Toda
  • Patent number: 7088297
    Abstract: Comprised of an antenna base in which a protruding portion is formed on a bottom face and tapered faces are formed on shoulder portions of the protruding portion, a legged washer in which leg portions whose tip ends have an external diameter larger than the internal diameter of a mounting hole and which has an elasticity and leg portions, which are bent into a crank-like section so that the diameter of the tip ends is increased and in which the inside face of the crank portion makes contact with the tapered faces when the axial length of the bolt is decreased with respect to the antenna base by tightening the bolt so that the tip ends are expanded, are formed integrally with the ring portion, and a bolt which is fastened to the protruding portion of the antenna base through the legged washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Harada Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Hiroyuki Maeda, Katsushiro Ishibayashi, Satoshi Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20060077112
    Abstract: An antenna main body comprises an antenna element, female connectors provided at a first connector, a female screw section, and an engagement claw inserted into an antenna mount hole H to make engagement with a lower side face of a roof panel R. A fixing member comprises cables, male connectors provided at a second connector, the male connectors being provided to make mechanical engagement with, and electrical connection to, female connectors, and being connected to the cable, and a male screw section helically fitted to a female screw section, thereby tightening the female connectors, the male connectors, and a roof panel R with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Applicants: HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD., JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Hiroyuki Maeda, Katsushiro Ishibayashi, Satoshi Nagasawa, Hajime Saito, Kazuhiko Furukatsu, Kentaro Toda
  • Publication number: 20050237248
    Abstract: Comprised of an antenna base in which a protruding portion is formed on a bottom face and tapered faces are formed on shoulder portions of the protruding portion, a legged washer in which leg portions whose tip ends have an external diameter larger than the internal diameter of a mounting hole and which has an elasticity and leg portions, which are bent into a crank-like section so that the diameter of the tip ends is increased and in which the inside face of the crank portion makes contact with the tapered faces when the axial length of the bolt is decreased with respect to the antenna base by tightening the bolt so that the tip ends are expanded, are formed integrally with the ring portion, and a bolt which is fastened to the protruding portion of the antenna base through the legged washer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Harada Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Hiroyuki Maeda, Katsushiro Ishibayashi, Satoshi Nagasawa