Patents by Inventor Kazuyuki Tanaka

Kazuyuki Tanaka 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: 20200215586
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new filter cleaning method that has cleaning performance superior to that of ultrasonic cleaning. The method for cleaning a filter of the present invention includes the steps of: generating a shock wave; and bringing the shock wave into contact with a filter to which a filler adhered, wherein in the shock wave contacting step, a pressure applied to the filter by the shock wave is 0.07 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiki EGUCHI, Masayoshi SHIMO, Hideki HAYASHI, Kazuyuki HOKAMOTO, Shigeru TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10655694
    Abstract: A friction engagement device of an automatic transmission is provided, which includes a rotational member comprised of at least one of a drum member and a hub member including a spline part engaged with a friction plate to be movable in axial directions of the automatic transmission, and a drive force transmitting part for exchanging a drive force with another rotational element. The drive force transmitting part of the rotational member is made of a ferrous metal. A part of the rotational member other than the drive force transmitting part is made of a clad material containing a first material that is easily joined to the ferrous metal and a second material that is less easily joined to the ferrous metal compared to the first material and weighs less than the ferrous metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Okumura, Kazuyuki Shiino, Hirokazu Kouno, Masanori Sasaki, Masamichi Fujikawa, Yasuo Miura, Masashi Morihiro, Takeyuki Tanaka, Yuya Takemura
  • Publication number: 20200129943
    Abstract: Provided is an explosive body X, i.e., an explosive body for nanodiamond synthesis, includes at least an explosive main body (10) that includes a frustum part (11) and a columnar part (12). The frustum part (11) includes an upper bottom surface (11a) including an open end of a hole (H), in which a triggering unit is received, and an angled side surface (11b) forming an imaginary apex angle ? on the upper bottom surface (11a) side. The columnar part (12) is formed contiguous with the frustum part (11) on an opposite side of the frustum part (11) to the upper bottom surface (11a) of the frustum part (11) and extends in a direction away from the upper bottom surface (11a). The explosive body for nanodiamond synthesis is suitable for improving the yield in nanodiamond synthesis by a detonation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: DAICEL CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tomoaki MAHIKO, Tomohide INA, Daisuke ISHIMOTO, Kazuyuki HOKAMOTO, Shigeru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200096916
    Abstract: A transfer device includes a transfer section that nips a recording medium between the transfer section and an image carrier, which carries an image on a surface thereof, with a variable pressure and that transfers the image on the image carrier to the recording medium; and a transport section that transports the recording medium while the recording medium passes through a transfer region between the image carrier and the transfer section. The transport section transports the recording medium with a first transport ability when the pressure is a first pressure and with a second transport ability that is lower than the first transport ability when the pressure is a second pressure that is higher than the first pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke TANAKA, Yohei MORITA, Kazuyuki YAGATA
  • Publication number: 20200086889
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a vehicle control apparatus, a vehicle control method, and a movable object that make it possible to realize travelling in a more appropriate operation mode. An acquisition unit acquires, as information regarding an operation mode of a different vehicle, operation mode information indicating the operation mode of the different vehicle or operation mode switching information indicating that the different vehicle has switched the operation mode, for example. A determination unit determines an operation mode of a host vehicle in accordance with the received information regarding the operation mode of the different vehicle (e.g., the operation mode information indicating the operation mode of the different vehicle or the operation mode switching information indicating that the different vehicle has switched the operation mode). The present technology is applicable to, for example, an ECU for controlling a vehicle that performs automatic driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Asako Kaneko, Noriko Tanaka, Kazuyuki Marukawa, Yasuhiro Yukawa, Itaru Shimizu, Shinnosuke Hayamizu
  • Patent number: 10563894
    Abstract: In a refrigeration cycle apparatus, a controller is configured to, when a defrost mode is started, control a first pressure reducing device is controlled to adjust a flow rate of refrigerant to bring a degree of superheat of the refrigerant at a suction side of a compressor close to a target value, control a flow path switching device to form a first flow path through which the refrigerant released from the compressor flows to a first heat exchanger; perform a refrigerant release operation of opening one of a second pressure reducing device and a valve and closing the other of the second pressure reducing device and the valve, and perform a refrigerant collection operation of opening the second pressure reducing device and the valve, with the flow path switching device retained to form the first flow path, after the refrigerant release operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Ito, Kosuke Tanaka, Takuya Ito, Yasushi Okoshi, Kazuyuki Ishida
  • Patent number: 10557363
    Abstract: A sealing structure that seals a clearance between an outer peripheral surface of a rotor and an inner peripheral surface of a stator. The sealing structure includes: a plurality of step portions that are provided on a first surface which is one of the outer peripheral surface of the rotor and the inner peripheral surface of the stator so as to be arranged in the axial direction, and that protrude from the first surface toward a second surface which is the other of the outer peripheral surface of the rotor and the inner peripheral surface of the stator; and a seal fin that is provided on the second surface, and that forms a small clearance between a corresponding peripheral surface of the step portions. A portion in the vicinity of a tip of the seal fin in the radial direction is inclined toward the upstream side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Kuwamura, Hiroharu Oyama, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200043344
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a moving object control apparatus, a moving object control method, and a moving object that make it possible to properly perform driving of a moving object in accordance with a person getting on the moving object or a candidate therefor and a person getting off the moving object or a candidate therefor. The moving object control apparatus includes a driving control unit that performs, on the basis of recognition of at least one of a candidate for getting on the moving object or a candidate for getting off the moving object, acceleration/deceleration control of the moving object. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a moving object such as a bus and a taxi, or a control apparatus that controls automatic driving or semi-automatic driving of the moving object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Itaru Shimizu, Noriko TANAKA, Kazuyuki MARUKAWA, Asako KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20200031339
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a driving assistant apparatus, a driving assistant method, a moving object, and a program that make it possible to perform appropriate driving assistant. A driving assistant apparatus includes a control unit that perform, on the basis of the number of occupants in a peripheral vehicle, driving assistant processing for avoiding a collision between a host vehicle and the peripheral vehicle. The present technology is applicable to a moving object such as an automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noriko Tanaka, Itaru Shimizu, Kazuyuki Marukawa
  • Publication number: 20200027664
    Abstract: Provided is a separator for aluminum electrolytic capacitors, in which the separator has both good short circuit resistance and good impedance characteristics. A separator for aluminum electrolytic capacitors is formed, in which the separator is interposed between a positive electrode and a negative electrode of an aluminum electrolytic capacitor, and the separator includes at least one layer that is formed from plant fibers and has a dielectric breakdown strength of greater than or equal to 20 kV/mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON KODOSHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke TANAKA, Kazuyuki SAKAMOTO, Atsushi IGAWA, Ai MORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190322217
    Abstract: A vehicle periphery display device provided in a vehicle has a right imaging unit and a left imaging unit that acquire captured images from the front side to the rear side of the vehicle. The captured images acquired by the right imaging unit and the left imaging unit are processed into display images having a display region that corresponds to the operation status and are displayed on display units within the vehicle. A region of a display image that is generated in a case where a predetermined operation status condition has been established (a case where a direction indicator has been operated, for example) is wider than a region of a display image that is generated in a case where the operation status condition has not been established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: HIRONORI TANAKA, KIMIHIRO HYOHDOH, KAZUYUKI HORINOUCHI, SATORU TAKANO
  • Patent number: 10451677
    Abstract: A battery state detecting device (100) includes a shunt resistor (5), a post connection terminal (1), a harness connection terminal (2), a circuit board (6), and a connector (3). The post connection terminal (1) is electrically connected to a battery post (91) of a battery (90). The harness connection terminal (2) is electrically connected to a harness (80). The circuit board (6) detects current flowing in the shunt resistor (5). The connector (3) outputs a result of the detection made by the circuit board (6). The post connection terminal (1) is arranged next to the circuit board (6) in a thickness direction of the circuit board (6). On one side of the circuit board (6) in the thickness direction thereof, at least part of a post connecting portion (11), which is a part of the post connection terminal (1) connected to the battery post (91), is arranged within a space between the harness connection terminal (2) and the connector (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190317354
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device with a pair of substrates which are arranged to face each other with liquid crystal therebetween, columnar spacers having the substantially equal height formed on a liquid-crystal-side surface of one substrate, and the columnar spacers include the columnar spacer which is contact with a liquid-crystal-side surface of another substrate and the columnar spacer which is not contact with the liquid-crystal-side surface of another substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Keiichiro ASHIZAWA, Mitsuo NAKATANI, Hiroaki MIWA, Takao TANAKA, Sadafumi HIRAI, Shinichi KAWABE, Makoto SASAKI, Kazuyuki ITO, Masahiro IEDA
  • Publication number: 20190267968
    Abstract: The multiplexer includes a plurality of IDT electrodes on a substrate, an insulating cover located on the substrate so as to configure one or more spaces above the plurality of IDT electrodes, an antenna terminal, transmission terminal, and reception terminal which are all located on the substrate and pass through the cover, and a reinforcing layer which is located on the cover and is made of metal. By the plurality of IDT electrodes, a transmission filter located in a signal path connecting the antenna terminal and the transmission terminal and a receiving filter located in a signal path connecting the antenna terminal and the reception terminal. The reinforcing layer includes a first area part facing the transmission filter and a second area part which faces the receiving filter and is separated from the first area part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuyuki HAMATANI, Hiroyuki TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10385714
    Abstract: In a seal structure that seals a gap between a first structure and a second structure which faces the first structure in a radial direction and rotates relative to the first structure, one of the first structure and the second structure has a base surface and a step surface that protrudes toward the other side from the base surface, and the other is provided with: a first fin which extends toward the step surface and forms a first gap between the step surface; a second fin that, on the downstream side of the first fin, extends toward the base surface and forms a second gap between the base surface; and a protrusion part that is disposed between the first fin and the second fin and that divides a leak flow, into a first vortex along the first fin and a second vortex along the second fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kuwamura, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Hiroharu Oyama, Yoshinori Tanaka, Toyoharu Nishikawa, Hidekazu Uehara, Shin Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20190243740
    Abstract: A determining program that executes a determination process comprising: specifying a monitoring target associated with a target job by referring to a memory configured to store a monitoring target in association with the target job, the monitoring target being monitored in a determination process, the determination process determining, based on whether the target job finishes by a first reference time point or within a first reference time period, whether the target job has abnormality; updating the first reference time point or the first reference time period to a second reference time point or a second reference time period, respectively, based on monitoring information obtained through monitoring the specified monitoring target; and determining, based on the second reference time point or the second reference time period, whether the target job has abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiji Kambe, Kazuyuki Tanaka, MASASHI KATOU, Naoaki Ono, Akinobu Noda, Tokutomi NAGAO, Daiki Yoshikawa, Masahiro FUKUDA, Kazuyuki Sakai
  • Patent number: 10371991
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device with a pair of substrates which are arranged to face each other with liquid crystal therebetween, columnar spacers having the substantially equal height formed on a liquid-crystal-side surface of one substrate, and the columnar spacers include the columnar spacer which is contact with a liquid-crystal-side surface of another substrate and the columnar spacer which is not contact with the liquid-crystal-side surface of another substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichiro Ashizawa, Mitsuo Nakatani, Hiroaki Miwa, Takao Tanaka, Sadafumi Hirai, Shinichi Kawabe, Makoto Sasaki, Kazuyuki Ito, Masahiro Ieda
  • Publication number: 20190202451
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, a signal processing device, and a vehicle control system enabling proper driving support when a vehicle enters a road from the outside of the road. An imaging device includes: an imaging unit that captures an image of a front of a vehicle; and an object detection unit that performs object detection processing on the basis of the image captured by the imaging unit, wherein the object detection unit changes an object detection method on the basis of a positional relationship between the vehicle and a road where the vehicle enters from an outside. The present technology can be applied to an imaging device installed in, for example, various vehicles that perform driving support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: SHINNOSUKE HAYAMIZU, KAZUYUKI MARUKAWA, ITARU SHIMIZU, NORIKO TANAKA, ASAKO KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20190193728
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a driving assistant apparatus, a driving assistant method, a moving object, and a program that make it possible to perform appropriate driving assistant. The driving assistant apparatus includes a control unit that performs, on the basis of peripheral vehicle information regarding a peripheral vehicle present in an area corresponding to the number of occupants in a host vehicle, driving assistant processing of the host vehicle. The present technology is applicable to a moving object such as an automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noriko Tanaka, Itaru Shimizu, Kazuyuki Marukawa, Asako Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20190179315
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle state control apparatus, a vehicle state control method, and a vehicle that make it possible to perform driving assistant in a drive-through area. In the drive-through area, a display unit, a window control unit, and the like in addition to a steering mechanism, a braking device, an engine, a driving motor, and a headlamp (not shown) are appropriately controlled on the basis of a result of image recognition output from an MCU to a bus, information supplied from another unit such as a radar and a lidar, and a sensing result from an in-vehicle sensor. That is, in the drive-through area, the state of the vehicle, which includes operations (such as presentation and opening/closing of the window) in addition to driving (travelling), is controlled. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a drive-through area drive control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Marukawa, Noriko Tanaka, Itaru Shimizu, Yasuhiro Yukawa, Shinnosuke Hayamizu