Patents by Inventor Kazuyoshi Ogata

Kazuyoshi Ogata 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: 10818809
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes: a sealing layer in which power generating elements are sealed; a front surface layer formed from resin and joined to a light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer; and a rear surface layer joined to an opposite side from the light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer, wherein the front surface layer has a solar cell installation area that forms a portion of a solar cell, and an antenna installation area that extends at a vehicle front side or a vehicle rear side of the solar cell installation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoya Sakabe, Kazuyoshi Ogata, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Patent number: 10784390
    Abstract: A solar cell module having curvature in a vehicle front-rear direction which varies from a vehicle front side towards a vehicle rear side, the solar cell module includes: a sealing layer formed from resin and in which power generating elements are sealed; a front surface layer formed from resin and joined to a light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer; and a rear surface layer formed from resin and joined to an opposite side from the light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer, wherein a plate thickness of portions where the front surface layer, the sealing layer, and the rear surface layer are laminated together is formed so as to become proportionately thinner as the curvature in the vehicle front-rear direction increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoya Sakabe, Kazuyoshi Ogata, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Patent number: 10766541
    Abstract: A front pillar structure includes a first skeleton portion, a second skeleton portion extending along the first skeleton portion with a gap therebetween, and a connecting member. A cross-section of the first skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the first skeleton portion in a horizontal direction orthogonal to a gaze direction of a driver seated in a driver's seat is equal to or less than a standard pupillary distance. A cross-section of the second skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the second skeleton portion in the horizontal direction orthogonal to the gaze direction is equal to or less than the standard pupillary distance. The connecting member is transparent and is disposed between the first skeleton portion and the second skeleton portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuki Komoriya, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10689038
    Abstract: A vehicular pillar structure including: a first pillar which is included in a part of a front pillar, and extends along a generally upward and downward direction of a vehicle, and to which a front windshield glass is bonded; a second pillar which is included in another part of the front pillar, is arranged on a rear side of the vehicle at a predetermined spacing from the first pillar, and extends along a generally upward and downward direction of the vehicle; a transparent member with which the first pillar and the second pillar are bridged, and through which an exterior of the vehicle is visible from a driver side; and a molding which is disposed in at least a peripheral portion closer to the front windshield glass in the transparent member, and includes a bond portion that attaches the transparent member to at least the first pillar, and a closure portion that closes a gap between the transparent member and the front windshield glass is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Takuya Miura, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10680128
    Abstract: A solar panel includes conductors each having a first base portion, which is connected to a third base portion with a first connecting portion, and a second base portion, which is connected to the third base portion with a second connecting portion. Output leads include a distal end portion and an extending portion. The distal end portion extends in a first direction along a second front surface of a back cover and is connected to the third base portion from the side opposite from a solar cell. The extending portion is continuous with the distal end portion and extends in a first direction toward the solar cell along a second back surface of the back cover. The first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are elastically deformable in the first direction and a second direction, which intersects the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Inaba, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10625787
    Abstract: A front pillar structure includes a first skeleton portion, a second skeleton portion extending along the first skeleton portion with a gap therebetween, and a connecting member. A cross-section of the first skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the first skeleton portion in a horizontal direction orthogonal to a gaze direction of a driver seated in a driver's seat is equal to or less than a standard pupillary distance. A cross-section of the second skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the second skeleton portion in the horizontal direction orthogonal to the gaze direction is equal to or less than the standard pupillary distance. The connecting member is transparent and is disposed between the first skeleton portion and the second skeleton portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Ikeda, Motoya Sakabe, Kazuki Komoriya, Kazuyoshi Ogata
  • 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: 10422270
    Abstract: In an engine room, heat insulators are provided on the rear side in the forth and back direction of a vehicle with respect to an engine and on the front side in the forth and back direction of the vehicle with respect to a dash panel arranged on a back side of the vehicle with respect to the engine. A top flange portion is formed at a top of a first heat insulator. The top flange portion is extending in a direction obliquely upward and backward of the vehicle to guide air heated by an exhaust system from the engine in an upward direction of the vehicle. A top bent portion is formed at a top of a second heat insulator such that the top bent portion is arranged in the vicinity of the cowling panel in order to guide the heated air in an upward direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanno, Yuto Korogi, Kazuyoshi Ogata, Akira Nishino
  • Publication number: 20190217900
    Abstract: A vehicular pillar structure including: a first pillar which is included in a part of a front pillar, and extends along a generally upward and downward direction of a vehicle, and to which a front windshield glass is bonded; a second pillar which is included in another part of the front pillar, is arranged on a rear side of the vehicle at a predetermined spacing from the first pillar, and extends along a generally upward and downward direction of the vehicle; a transparent member with which the first pillar and the second pillar are bridged, and through which an exterior of the vehicle is visible from a driver side; and a molding which is disposed in at least a peripheral portion closer to the front windshield glass in the transparent member, and includes a bond portion that attaches the transparent member to at least the first pillar, and a closure portion that closes a gap between the transparent member and the front windshield glass is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki IKEDA, Motoya SAKABE, Takuya MIURA, Kazuyoshi OGATA
  • Publication number: 20190189820
    Abstract: A solar cell module having curvature in a vehicle front-rear direction which varies from a vehicle front side towards a vehicle rear side, the solar cell module includes: a sealing layer formed from resin and in which power generating elements are sealed; a front surface layer formed from resin and joined to a light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer; and a rear surface layer formed from resin and joined to an opposite side from the light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer, wherein a plate thickness of portions where the front surface layer, the sealing layer, and the rear surface layer are laminated together is formed so as to become proportionately thinner as the curvature in the vehicle front-rear direction increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoya SAKABE, Kazuyoshi OGATA, Hirotaka INABA
  • Publication number: 20190189821
    Abstract: A solar cell module includes: a sealing layer in which power generating elements are sealed; a front surface layer formed from resin and joined to a light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer; and a rear surface layer joined to an opposite side from the light-receiving surface side of the power generating elements in the sealing layer, wherein the front surface layer has a solar cell installation area that forms a portion of a solar cell, and an antenna installation area that extends at a vehicle front side or a vehicle rear side of the solar cell installation area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoya SAKABE, Kazuyoshi OGATA, Hirotaka INABA
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190165194
    Abstract: A solar panel includes conductors each having a first base portion, which is connected to a third base portion with a first connecting portion, and a second base portion, which is connected to the third base portion with a second connecting portion. Output leads include a distal end portion and an extending portion. The distal end portion extends in a first direction along a second front surface of a back cover and is connected to the third base portion from the side opposite from a solar cell. The extending portion is continuous with the distal end portion and extends in a first direction toward the solar cell along a second back surface of the back cover. The first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are elastically deformable in the first direction and a second direction, which intersects the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka INABA, Motoya SAKABE, Kazuyoshi OGATA
  • Patent number: 10224863
    Abstract: An on-board solar battery module includes: an encapsulant layer of power generating elements; a top surface layer joined to the encapsulant layer on the side corresponding to a light receiving surface side of the power generating elements; and a back surface layer joined to the encapsulant layer on the side opposite the side corresponding to the light receiving surface side of the power generating elements. Furthermore, an end portion of the back surface layer is positioned on the inner side of an end portion of the top surface layer in an extension direction of the top surface layer, and the top surface layer has a general portion that covers the power generating elements, and a peripheral edge portion that is formed at an end portion side thereof on the outer side of the general portion, and that has a thicker panel thickness than that of the general portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoya Sakabe, Kazuyoshi Ogata, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Publication number: 20180273106
    Abstract: A front pillar structure includes a first skeleton portion, a second skeleton portion extending along the first skeleton portion with a gap therebetween, and a connecting member. A cross-section of the first skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the first skeleton portion in a horizontal direction orthogonal to a gaze direction of a driver seated in a driver's seat is equal to or less than a standard pupillary distance. A cross-section of the second skeleton portion is a hollow closed cross-section and a width of the second skeleton portion in the horizontal direction orthogonal to the gaze direction is equal to or less than the standard pupillary distance. The connecting member is transparent and is disposed between the first skeleton portion and the second skeleton portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki IKEDA, Motoya SAKABE, Kazuki KOMORIYA, Kazuyoshi OGATA
  • Publication number: 20170104446
    Abstract: A solar battery module includes: a sealing layer including a solar battery cell and a sealant sealing the solar battery cell; a front side layer formed from a resin and disposed at a side of the sealing layer at which sunlight is incident; a back side layer that is disposed at an opposite side of the sealing layer from the side at which the front side layer is disposed; and a cooler that is disposed at an opposite side of the back side from the side at which the sealing layer is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoya SAKABE, Kazuyoshi Ogata, Shoichi Iwamoto, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Publication number: 20170104440
    Abstract: An on-board solar battery module includes: an encapsulant layer of power generating elements; a top surface layer joined to the encapsulant layer on the side corresponding to a light receiving surface side of the power generating elements; and a back surface layer joined to the encapsulant layer on the side opposite the side corresponding to the light receiving surface side of the power generating elements. Furthermore, an end portion of the back surface layer is positioned on the inner side of an end portion of the top surface layer in an extension direction of the top surface layer, and the top surface layer has a general portion that covers the power generating elements, and a peripheral edge portion that is formed at an end portion side thereof on the outer side of the general portion, and that has a thicker panel thickness than that of the general portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Motoya SAKABE, Kazuyoshi OGATA, Hirotaka INABA
  • Publication number: 20150252716
    Abstract: In an engine room, heat insulators are provided on the rear side in the forth and back direction of a vehicle with respect to an engine and on the front side in the forth and back direction of the vehicle with respect to a dash panel arranged on a back side of the vehicle with respect to the engine. A top flange portion is formed at a top of a first heat insulator. The top flange portion is extending in a direction obliquely upward and backward of the vehicle to guide air heated by an exhaust system from the engine in an upward direction of the vehicle. A top bent portion is formed at a top of a second heat insulator such that the top bent portion is arranged in the vicinity of the cowling panel in order to guide the heated air in an upward direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanno, Yuto Korogi, Kazuyoshi Ogata, Akira Nishino