Patents by Inventor Keiji Oda

Keiji Oda 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: 20210275392
    Abstract: Provided is a steam heating mask (100) that includes a mask (110) which includes a mask body portion (101) covering a nose and a mouth of a wearer when wearing the mask, and a pair of ear hook portions (102) provided at both left and right ends of the mask body portion (101), and a steam generator (120) on the mask body portion (101), in which a proportion of an area occupied by the steam generator (120) is equal to or greater than 30% and equal to or less than 80% with respect to an area of an entire surface of the mask body portion (101) on a side of the wearer, the steam generator (120) accommodates inside a steam generating portion, the steam generator (120) includes a first sheet on a surface of the steam generating portion on the side of the wearer, and a second sheet on a surface opposite to the surface of the steam generating portion on the side of the wearer, a degree of air permeability of the first sheet is equal to or less than 7,000 sec/100 ml, and a degree of air permeability of the second sheet
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideshi ODA, Yasuto Saita, Katsutoshi Hara, Keiji Yoshii
  • Patent number: 9735659
    Abstract: An electric rotating machine includes a rotor, a stator, and a thermistor. The thermistor has a temperature measuring element portion that is fitted in a minute gap defined by connecting portions of segment conductors at a stator coil end. The stator coil end is formed by arranging a plurality of the segment conductors in slots of a stator core to thereby form connecting portions of the segment conductors at the end portion of the stator core. The thermistor is separated from the connecting portions of the segment conductors only by dead air that defines the minute gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Koizumi, Keiji Oda, Shinichi Koyama
  • Patent number: 9735640
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes: a stator core; a stator winding; and a rotor. Cross conductors connect slot conductors to run astride slots with the slot pitch N+1 at coil ends on one side and run astride slots with the slot pitch N?1 at coil ends on another side, with N representing a number of slots per pole; the stator winding includes slot conductor groups each having a plurality of slot conductors; the plurality of slot conductors in each slot conductor group are inserted at a predetermined number NS of successive slots so that the slot conductors in the slot conductor group take successive slot positions and successive layer positions; and the number NS is set so that NS=NSPP+NL when NSPP represents a number of slots per phase per pole and a number of layers is expressed as 2×NL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Saito, Noriaki Hino, Tomoaki Kaimori, Kenichi Nakayama, Yoshimi Mori, Keiji Oda
  • Publication number: 20160315516
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes: a stator core; a stator winding; and a rotor. Cross conductors connect slot conductors to run astride slots with the slot pitch N+1 at coil ends on one side and run astride slots with the slot pitch N?1 at coil ends on another side, with N representing a number of slots per pole; the stator winding includes slot conductor groups each having a plurality of slot conductors; the plurality of slot conductors in each slot conductor group are inserted at a predetermined number NS of successive slots so that the slot conductors in the slot conductor group take successive slot positions and successive layer positions; and the number NS is set so that NS=NSPP+NL when NSPP represents a number of slots per phase per pole and a number of layers is expressed as 2×NL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Yasuyuki SAITO, Noriaki HINO, Tomoaki KAIMORI, Kenichi NAKAYAMA, Yoshimi MORI, Keiji ODA
  • Patent number: 9455605
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes: a stator core; a stator winding; and a rotor. Cross conductors connect slot conductors to run astride slots with the slot pitch N+1 at coil ends on one side and run astride slots with the slot pitch N?1 at coil ends on another side, with N representing a number of slots per pole; the stator winding includes slot conductor groups each having a plurality of slot conductors; the plurality of slot conductors in each slot conductor group are inserted at a predetermined number Ns of successive slots so that the slot conductors in the slot conductor group take successive slot positions and successive layer positions; and the number Ns is set so that Ns=NSPP+NL when NSPP represents a number of slots per phase per pole and a number of layers is expressed as 2×NL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Saito, Noriaki Hino, Tomoaki Kaimori, Kenichi Nakayama, Yoshimi Mori, Keiji Oda
  • Patent number: 9413201
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes: a stator core; a stator winding; and a rotor. Cross conductors connect slot conductors to run astride slots with the slot pitch N+1 at coil ends on one side and run astride slots with the slot pitch N?1 at coil ends on another side, with N representing a number of slots per pole; the stator winding includes slot conductor groups each having a plurality of slot conductors; the plurality of slot conductors in each slot conductor group are inserted at a predetermined number Ns of successive slots so that the slot conductors in the slot conductor group take successive slot positions and successive layer positions; and the number Ns is set so that Ns=NSPP+NL when NSPP represents a number of slots per phase per pole and a number of layers is expressed as 2×NL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Saito, Noriaki Hino, Tomoaki Kaimori, Kenichi Nakayama, Yoshimi Mori, Keiji Oda
  • Patent number: 9329032
    Abstract: A method for measuring the tread thickness from the radially outermost belt surface within a tire to the tread surface accurately by ultrasonic measurement whatever the type of belt material is. The method includes the steps of measuring a profile of the tread surface, identifying the bottom positions of circumferentially extending grooves from the profile measured, estimating the depths from the groove bottoms to the belt surface from the identified groove bottoms and pre-created tire design data, predicting thicknesses by calculating predicted thicknesses from the tread surface to the belt surface from the relationship between the thicknesses from the identified groove bottoms to the tread surface in the profile and the estimated depths from the groove bottoms to the belt surface, and setting amplification factors for received reflected waves according to a reflection factor-thickness data map prepared beforehand in correspondence to the predicated thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiji Oda
  • Publication number: 20150295477
    Abstract: Provided is an electric rotating machine that is improved in the temperature detection accuracy of a thermistor and in ability to follow up a sudden change in the temperature of a stator winding. An electric rotating machine 100 includes a rotor 50 mounted on a rotating shaft rotatably supported and a stator 30 disposed around the outer circumference of the rotor via a minute clearance between the rotor and the stator. The stator 30 includes a stator core 32 having a plurality of slots formed in a circumferential direction, a stator winding 34 which connects a plurality of segment conductors inserted into the slots of the stator core, and a thermistor 38 which measures the temperature of the stator winding. The stator winding 34 has slot portions 21 received in the slots and connecting portions 23 each of which connects the end portions of the slot portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Takayuki Koizumi, Keiji Oda, Shinichi Koyama
  • Publication number: 20140311246
    Abstract: A method for measuring the tread thickness from the radially outermost belt surface within a tire to the tread surface accurately by ultrasonic measurement whatever the type of belt material is. The method includes the steps of measuring a profile of the tread surface, identifying the bottom positions of circumferentially extending grooves from the profile measured, estimating the depths from the groove bottoms to the belt surface from the identified groove bottoms and pre-created tire design data, predicting thicknesses by calculating predicted thicknesses from the tread surface to the belt surface from the relationship between the thicknesses from the identified groove bottoms to the tread surface in the profile and the estimated depths from the groove bottoms to the belt surface, and setting amplification factors for received reflected waves according to a reflection factor-thickness data map prepared beforehand in correspondence to the predicated thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Keiji Oda
  • Publication number: 20140246944
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes a stator having a stator core having a plurality of slots formed therein and a plurality of stator coils to be accommodated in the respective slots, and a rotor arranged on an inner peripheral side of the stator. The plurality of slots include a first slot and a second slot, and when a first ratio between the number of coils having the same phase to be accommodated within the first slot and the number of the plurality of coils exceeds a predetermined ratio, and a second ratio between the number of coils having the same phase to be accommodated in the second slot and the number of the plurality of coils is the predetermined ratio or lower, a width of a first slot opening that the first slot has so as to face the rotor side is 0 or wider, and is smaller than a width of a second slot opening that the second slot has so as to face the rotor side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Koka, Satoshi Kikuchi, Yutaka Matsunobu, Keiji Oda, Yasuyuki Saito, Manabu Oshida
  • Publication number: 20140167554
    Abstract: A squirrel cage rotor includes: a rotor core having a plurality of slots formed in a circumferential direction, each slot extending in an axial direction; a plurality of conductive bars housed within the respective slots of the rotor core and having both ends thereof projecting out from end faces in an axial direction of the rotor core; and a pair of end rings disposed at both ends of the rotor core, each end ring having a plurality of fitting portions into which respective end portions of the conductive bar projecting out from the end faces of the rotor core in the axial direction are fitted. A material of the conductive bar is an aluminum alloy having an aluminum component ratio of 99.00% or more, and a material of the end ring is an aluminum alloy having proof stress higher than that of the material of the conductive bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Oshida, Yukiaki Shimizu, Hiroshi Hamano, Keiji Oda
  • Publication number: 20140049134
    Abstract: Induction electrical rotating machine includes a stator which has plural stator slots 114 formed at a predetermined spacing in a circumferential direction of a stator iron core 111 and in which a stator winding 120 is accommodated in the plural stator slots 114, and a rotor 130 in which a rotor bar 132 extending in an axial direction of the rotor iron core 111 is provided in a plural number at a spacing in a circumferential direction and in which a pair of end rings that shorts the plural rotor bars 132 at ends in the axial direction is provided. A shape of a stator-side end, of a sectional shape within a plane orthogonal to a rotor axial direction of the rotor bar 132, is asymmetrical and a notch 133 is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Koka, Satoshi Kikuchi, Yutaka Matsunobu, Noriaki Hino, Keiji Oda, Yasuyuki Saito, Manabu Oshida, Kazuo Nishihama
  • Publication number: 20130113330
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes: a stator core; a stator winding; and a rotor. Cross conductors connect slot conductors to run astride slots with the slot pitch N+1 at coil ends on one side and run astride slots with the slot pitch N?1 at coil ends on another side, with N representing a number of slots per pole; the stator winding includes slot conductor groups each having a plurality of slot conductors; the plurality of slot conductors in each slot conductor group are inserted at a predetermined number Ns of successive slots so that the slot conductors in the slot conductor group take successive slot positions and successive layer positions; and the number Ns is set so that Ns=NSPP+NL when NSPP represents a number of slots per phase per pole and a number of layers is expressed as 2×NL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Saito, Noriaki Hino, Tomoaki Kaimori, Kenichi Nakayama, Yoshimi Mori, Keiji Oda
  • Patent number: 8368524
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tire state variables management system where an external module can reliably receive data from a specific sensor module from which data is to be acquired when an external module transmits to the sensor module a command signal for requesting data transmission. Each sensor module 3 possesses a self-identifying code for distinguishing itself from other sensor modules; the command signal transmitted by the external module 2 includes the self-identifying code possessed by the sensor module 3 from which data is to be acquired; and the sensor module 3 is adapted to transmit the data only when the self-identifying code included in the command signal from the external module 2 coincides with the self-identifying code possessed by itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Keiji Oda
  • Patent number: 8198775
    Abstract: A magnetic gap is provided between a permanent magnet of a rotor and an auxiliary magnet pole portion which is arranged adjacent to the permanent magnet in a peripheral direction. A gradual change in a magnetic flux density distribution of a surface of the rotor is obtained and a cogging torque and a torque pulsation are restrained. By obtaining a reluctance torque according to the auxiliary magnetic pole, a permanent magnet electric rotating machine in which the cogging torque and the torque pulsation are restrained can be obtained and further an electromotive vehicle having the permanent magnet electric rotating machine can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Car Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Tajima, Yutaka Matsunobu, Shouichi Kawamata, Suetaro Shibukawa, Osamu Koizumi, Keiji Oda
  • Patent number: 8115614
    Abstract: In a tire information management system 10 of the present invention, a vehicle side module 5 includes a receiving electromagnetic wave strength measuring means 12 for measuring, for each sensor module 3, receiving electromagnetic wave strength of data signals transmitted from the sensor module 3 and is adapted to generate a transmitting electromagnetic wave strength set value to be employed in the next data transmission by the sensor module in accordance with the receiving electromagnetic wave strength of the data signals transmitted from the sensor module and add the transmitting electromagnetic wave strength set value to a command to the sensor module at the next request of data transmission thereto. The sensor module 3 includes a transmitting electromagnetic wave strength control means 16 for controlling transmitting electromagnetic wave strength in data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Keiji Oda
  • Patent number: 7956506
    Abstract: A rotating electric machine comprises a stator having stator salient poles, three-phases windings would around said stator salient poles, a rotor rotatable held inside the said stator, and permanent magnets inserted into said rotor and positioned opposite to said stator salient poles. The three-phase windings are concentratively wound around each of the stator salient poles, with windings of each phase wound around at more than one stator salient pole. The windings of each phase have a phase difference of voltage between at least one of the windings and the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Car Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Tajima, Yutaka Matsunobe, Shouichi Kawamata, Suetaro Shibukawa, Osamu Koizumi, Keiji Oda
  • Publication number: 20110062813
    Abstract: A magnetic gap is provided between a permanent magnet of a rotor and an auxiliary magnet pole portion which is arranged adjacent to the permanent magnet in a peripheral direction. A gradual change in a magnetic flux density distribution of a surface of the rotor is obtained and a cogging torque and a torque pulsation are restrained. By obtaining a reluctance torque according to the auxiliary magnetic pole, a permanent magnet electric rotating machine in which the cogging torque and the torque pulsation are restrained can be obtained and further an electromotive vehicle having the permanent magnet electric rotating machine can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicants: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Car Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio TAJIMA, Yutaka Matsunobu, Shouichi Kawamata, Suetaro Shibukawa, Osamu Koizumi, Keiji Oda
  • Patent number: 7851959
    Abstract: A magnetic gap is provided between a permanent magnet of a rotor and an auxiliary magnet pole portion which is arranged adjacent to the permanent magnet in a peripheral direction. A gradual change in a magnetic flux density distribution of a surface of the rotor is obtained and a cogging torque and a torque pulsation are restrained. By obtaining a reluctance torque according to the auxiliary magnetic pole, a permanent magnet electric rotating machine in which the cogging torque and the torque pulsation are restrained can be obtained and further an electromotive vehicle having the permanent magnet electric rotating machine can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Car Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Tajima, Yutaka Matsunobu, Shouichi Kawamata, Suetaro Shibukawa, Osamu Koizumi, Keiji Oda
  • Patent number: 7847462
    Abstract: A magnetic gap is provided between a permanent magnet of a rotor and an auxiliary magnet pole portion which is arranged adjacent to the permanent magnet in a peripheral direction. A gradual change in a magnetic flux density distribution of a surface of the rotor is obtained and a cogging torque and a torque pulsation are restrained. By obtaining a reluctance torque according to the auxiliary magnetic pole, a permanent magnet electric rotating machine in which the cogging torque and the torque pulsation are restrained can be obtained and further an electromotive vehicle having the permanent magnet electric rotating machine can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Car Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Tajima, Yutaka Matsunobu, Shouichi Kawamata, Suetaro Shibukawa, Osamu Koizumi, Keiji Oda