Patents by Inventor Keiji Nishimura

Keiji Nishimura 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: 10969004
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a main body, a transmission having a plurality of gear stages, a data storage, and an electronic controller. The data storage stores vehicle running condition data that includes at least one of a prescribed vehicle running condition, a sensed vehicle running condition, or a transmitted vehicle running condition. The electronic controller determines a gear shift of the gear stages of the transmission based on a future vehicle speed that has been estimated based on the vehicle running condition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: SRI INTERNATIONAL, YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiji Nishimura, Thomas Low
  • Patent number: 10899016
    Abstract: An example system includes a vehicle, a robot, and a controller. The vehicle may include an accelerator operator and a steering operator. The robot may include as accelerator actuator configured to operate the accelerator operator, and a steering actuator configured to operate-the steering operator. The controller is configured to: in response to an accelerator command, send a first signal to the accelerator actuator to operate the accelerator operator of the vehicle, and in response to a steering command, send a second, signal to the steering actuator to steer the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: SRI INTERNATIONAL, YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Thomas Low, Thomas De Candia, Seungkook Yun, Thomas Egan, Bryan Chavez, Alexander Kernbaum, Riley Shear, Leonard Gerard, Stephen Morfey, Richard Mahoney, Regis Vincent, Paul Birkmeyer, Hiroyuki Morita, Hirokatsu Muramatsu, Keiji Nishimura, Hiroshi Saijou, Akira Satou, Toshifumi Uchiyama, Hitoshi Watanabe, Shirou Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190211919
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a main body, a transmission having a plurality of gear stages, a data storage, and an electronic controller. The data storage stores vehicle running condition data that includes at least one of a prescribed vehicle running condition, a sensed vehicle running condition, or a transmitted vehicle running condition. The electronic controller determines a gear shift of the gear stages of the transmission based on a future vehicle speed that has been estimated based on the vehicle running condition data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Keiji NISHIMURA, Thomas LOW
  • Publication number: 20180297209
    Abstract: An example system includes a vehicle, a robot, and a controller. The vehicle may include an accelerator operator and a steering operator. The robot may include as accelerator actuator configured to operate the accelerator operator, and a steering actuator configured to operate-the steering operator. The controller is configured to: in response to an accelerator command, send a first signal to the accelerator actuator to operate the accelerator operator of the vehicle, and in response to a steering command, send a second, signal to the steering actuator to steer the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas LOW, Thomas DE CANDIA, Seungkook YUN, Thomas EGAN, Bryan CHAVEZ, Alexander KERNBAUM, Riley SHEAR, Leonard GERARD, Stephen MORFEY, Richard MAHONEY, Regis VINCENT, Paul BIRKMEYER, Hiroyuki MORITA, Hirokatsu MURAMATSU, Keiji NISHIMURA, Hiroshi SAIJOU, Akira SATOU, Toshifumi UCHIYAMA, Hitoshi WATANABE, Shirou WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180112064
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vibration-absorbing rubber composition that is characterized by containing: a rubber component which contains natural rubber or a mixture of natural rubber and a diene-based synthetic rubber as a primary component; bismaleimide; and a metal salt of a dithiocarbamic acid having a benzene ring. According to this vibration-absorbing rubber composition, it is possible to improve changes in static spring and improve permanent compression set while maintaining inherent characteristics such as low dynamic magnification and strength characteristics (hardness, tensile elongation, tensile strength and the like), and this vibration-absorbing rubber composition is useful as a vibration-absorbing member which requires extreme heat resistance, such as an engine mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiji NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20160152804
    Abstract: Provided is a rubber composition for producing an anti-vibration rubber which is good in both damping properties and durability. An anti-vibration rubber composition including: a rubber component including a natural rubber, and antioxidants, wherein the composition includes a compound having a carbon-carbon double bond at a terminal and a carbonyl group at an ? position thereof and an imidazole antioxidant as the antioxidants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiji NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20110223391
    Abstract: The invention provides an ink composition for ink jet recording of the active energy beam curing type that comprises 30 to 80% by mass of a monofunctional acrylate having a monoalicyclic structure, 1 to 10% by mass of an urethane acrylate oligomer and 5 to 30% by mass of N-vinylcaprolactam together with a polymerization initiator and a coloring agent, and has a viscosity at 40° C. of 5 to 20 mPa·s and a surface tension of 20 to 50 mN/m. The ink composition exhibits good ejection capability and curability, is less smelling and of great safety, and has good adhesion to a variety of substrate materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: THE INCTEC INC.
    Inventors: Keiji Nishimura, Fumie Yamazaki, Syoichi Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20070231122
    Abstract: A turbine nozzle segment, a turbine nozzle, a turbine, and a gas turbine engine. The turbine nozzle segment is provided with an outer band 39 of an arc shape, an inner band 41 of an arc shape, a thick stator vane 43 in which an insertion hole 49 to which a probe 47 is insertable from a side of the outer band 39 is formed and on the pressure surface 43b of which an inlet hole 51 communicating with the insertion hole 49 is formed, and a thin stator vane 45 having a suction surface 45a having an identical shape to a suction surface 43a of the thick stator vane 43 and a smooth pressure surface 45b approximating to a pressure surface 43b of the thick stator vane 43 configured to be thinner than the thick stator vane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tsuru, Keiji Nishimura, Mizuho Aotsuka, Haruyuki Tanimitsu
  • Patent number: 7118330
    Abstract: An easily producible turbine nozzle for a gas turbine engine is provided, which is capable of preventing flutter of the turbine nozzle during operation of the gas turbine engine. The turbine nozzle comprises airfoils stacked along the stacking axis. The high curvature portions on suction surface in airfoil section successively formed along the stacking axis of the airfoil describe a parabola line that curves toward the pressure side of the airfoil when seen from the front or rear of the turbine nozzle. The high curvature portions on suction surface in airfoil section curve most at the center along the stacking axis of the airfoil from a straight line that connects with a first intersection between the parabola line and an inner band in the turbine nozzle and with a second intersection between the parabola line and an outer band in the turbine nozzle. The maximum curvature falls within a range from 0.02 to 0.03-fold of the stacking axis of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tsuru, Keiji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7074012
    Abstract: A front engagement face 27f of a front engagement member 27 and a rear engagement face 29f of a rear engagement member 29 are respectively configured to be located a little back from a virtual plane VF coplanar with one side of a platform 15 and also to be substantially parallel to the axial direction of a male dovetail 25, and an end face of a front wall Wf integrally molded in the vicinity of a base portion of a front seal fin 21 and an end face of a rear wall Wr integrally molded in the vicinity of a base portion of a rear seal fin 23 are respectively configured to be coplanar with the virtual plane Vf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Nishimura, Takahiro Ogi, Hideyuki Nishi, Toshiyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6942453
    Abstract: A turbine nozzle segment 1 of a turbine nozzle assembly comprises a plurality of stator vanes 7, an arc-like inner band 9 integrally molded at the inner end of a plurality of the stator vanes 7, an arc-like outer band 11 integrally molded at the outer end of a plurality of the stator vanes 7. An outer band 11 includes an outer platform 19, a forward outer leg 21, a aft outer leg 23 and a hook member 29 formed at the back end and also in the central portion in the circumferential direction of the outer platform 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tsuru, Keiji Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20050008485
    Abstract: An easily producible turbine nozzle for a gas turbine engine is provided, which is capable of preventing flutter of the turbine nozzle during operation of the gas turbine engine. The turbine nozzle comprises airfoils stacked along the stacking axis. The high curvature portions on suction surface in airfoil section successively formed along the stacking axis of the airfoil describe a parabola line that curves toward the pressure side of the airfoil when seen from the front or rear of the turbine nozzle. The high curvature portions on suction surface in airfoil section curve most at the center along the stacking axis of the airfoil from a straight line that connects with a first intersection between the parabola line and an inner band in the turbine nozzle and with a second intersection between the parabola line and an outer band in the turbine nozzle. The maximum curvature falls within a range from 0.02 to 0.03-fold of the stacking axis of the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Applicant: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tsuru, Keiji Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20040247442
    Abstract: A front engagement face 27f of a front engagement member 27 and a rear engagement face 29f of a rear engagement member 29 are respectively configured to be located a little back from a virtual plane VF coplanar with one side of a platform 15 and also to be substantially parallel to the axial direction of a male dovetail 25, and an end face of a front wall Wf integrally molded in the vicinity of a base portion of a front seal fin 21 and an end face of a rear wall Wr integrally molded in the vicinity of a base portion of a rear seal fin 23 are respectively configured to be coplanar with the virtual plane Vf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Nishimura, Takahiro Ogi, Hideyuki Nishi, Toshiyuki Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20040213673
    Abstract: A turbine nozzle segment 1 of a turbine nozzle assembly comprises a plurality of stator vanes 7, an arc-like inner band 9 integrally molded at the inner end of a plurality of the stator vanes 7, an arc-like outer band 11 integrally molded at the outer end of a plurality of the stator vanes 7. An outer band 11 includes an outer platform 19, a forward outer leg 21, a aft outer leg 23 and a hook member 29 formed at the back end and also in the central portion in the circumferential direction of the outer platform 19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tsuru, Keiji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 6398884
    Abstract: This invention can form a sufficiently internal oxide layer in a surface layer portion of an iron matrix of a steel sheet by hot rolling a base steel and subjecting to a heat treatment at a temperature range of 650-950° C. in an atmosphere substantially not causing reduction while being adhered with a black skin scale irrespectively of a chemical steel composition or production history, or even when a radiation type heating of a radial tube or the like is used in a recrystallization annealing before a hot dipping treatment, and hence excellent hot-dipping property and conversion treating property can be given to a steel sheet for hot dipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Kyono, Shigeru Umino, Akio Tosaka, Keiji Nishimura, Hiromasa Hayashi
  • Patent number: 5292383
    Abstract: A steel sheet for porcelain enameling having improved press formability and enameling properties comprises particular amounts of C, Mn, B, Cu, Al, O, N, and P or further Ti and Nb and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities and is produced by hot rolling a slab of steel having a chemical composition as mentioned above as a starting material, cold rolling the resulting hot rolled sheet at a reduction of not less than 70%, and then subjecting the resulting cold rolled sheet to a continuous annealing at a heating temperature of not lower than 800.degree. C. but not higher than A.sub.c3 transformation point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Osawa, Susumu Satoh, Toshiyuki Kato, Hideo Abe, Keiji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 5156694
    Abstract: A formable thin steel sheet such as hot rolled sheet, cold rolled sheet or surface treated sheet comprises not more than 0.003 wt % of C, not more than 1.0 wt % of Si, not more than 1.0 wt % of Mn, not more than 0.15 wt % of P, not more than 0.020 wt % of S, not more than 0.0045 wt % of O, not more than 0.0020 wt % of N, not more than 0.15 wt % of Al provided that a ratio of Al/N is not less than 30, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, and has not only improved formability for press forming, deep drawing or the like but also improved fatigue resistance as a welded joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Yamazaki, Susumu Okada, Susumu Satoh, Toshiyuki Kato, Hideo Abe, Keiji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 5098491
    Abstract: A steel sheet for porcelain enameling having improved press formability and enameling properties comprises particular amounts of C, Mn, B, Cu, Al, O, N, and P or further Ti and Nb and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities and is produced by hot rolling a slab of steel having a chemical composition as mentioned above as a starting material, cold rolling the resulting hot rolled sheet at a reduction of not less than 70%, and then subjecting the resulting cold rolled sheet to a continuous annealing at a heating temperature of not lower than 800.degree. C. but not higher than A.sub.c3 transformation point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Osawa, Susumu Satoh, Toshiyuki Kato, Hideo Abe, Keiji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 5053194
    Abstract: A formable thin steel sheet such as hot rolled sheet, cold rolled sheet or surface treated sheet comprises not more than 0.003 wt. % of C, not more than 1.0 wt % of Si, not more than 1.0 wt % of Mn, not more than 0.15 wt % of P, not more than 0.020 wt % of S, not more than 0.0045 wt % of O, not more than 0.0020 wt % of N, not more than 0.15 wt % of Al provided that a ratio of Al/N is not less than 30, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, and has not only improved formability for press forming, deep drawing or the like but also improved fatigue resistance as a welded joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Yamazaki, Susumu Okada, Susumu Satoh, Toshiyuki Kato, Hideo Abe, Keiji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 5013372
    Abstract: A semi-process non-oriented electromagnetic steel strip having low core loss and high magnetic permeability is provided which consists essentially of, in % by weight, up to 0.02% of C, 0.2 to 2.0% of Si, 0.1 to 0.6% of Al, 0.02 to 0.10% of P, 0.5 to 1.5% of Mn, 0.1 to 1.0% of Ni, and optionally up to 0.6% of Cu, and optionally 0.01 to 0.2% of Sb and/or Sn, and a balance of iron and inevitable impurities. Magnetic properties are further improved when it is manufactured by hot rolling a slab having the composition at a temperature of from 1,100.degree. to 1,200.degree. C., completing hot finish rolling at a temperature of at least 700.degree. C. in the austenite region, annealing the strip at a temperature from 800.degree. to 880.degree. C. for at least one hour, cold rolling and annealing the strip, and optionally, skin pass rolling with a reduction of 2 to 12%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuhito Honda, Michiro Komatsubara, Ko Matsumura, Keiji Nishimura