Patents by Inventor Kenichi Fujino

Kenichi Fujino 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: 20220185977
    Abstract: This resin composition contains a first resin and a second resin, and exhibits curability by thermal crosslinking, wherein the first resin is at least one selected from among a bifunctional epoxy resin having a weight average molecular weight of 4,000 or more, and a phenoxy resin, and the second resin is a polycarbonate resin. The content ratio, by weight, of the first resin to the second resin (the first resin:the second resin) is preferably in the range of 9:1 to 2:8. Both the first resin and the second resin preferably have a bisphenol skeleton in a molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL Chemical & Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TAKAHASHI, Jun MUKUDAI, Hideki ANDOH, Kenichi FUJINO
  • Publication number: 20220119088
    Abstract: A marine vessel maneuvering system includes a propulsion device, a steering device, a forward/reverse drive switch, a steering wheel, a forward drive operator, a reverse drive operator, and a controller. The forward drive operator and the reverse drive operator are respectively located on one and the other sides of a pivot axis of the steering wheel, and are pivotable together with the steering wheel. The controller performs a forward drive propulsion control and a reverse drive propulsion control to set the propulsive force direction and control a magnitude of the propulsive force according to the operation of the forward drive operator and the reverse drive operator. The controller enables the forward drive propulsion control in a forward drive operation valid range. The controller enables the reverse drive propulsion control in a reverse drive operation valid range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventor: Kenichi FUJINO
  • Patent number: 11235849
    Abstract: A marine vessel maneuvering system includes a propulsion device, a steering device, a forward/reverse drive switch, a steering wheel, a forward drive operator, a reverse drive operator, and a controller. The forward drive operator and the reverse drive operator are respectively located on one and the other sides of a pivot axis of the steering wheel, and are pivotable together with the steering wheel. The controller performs a forward drive propulsion control and a reverse drive propulsion control to set the propulsive force direction and control a magnitude of the propulsive force according to the operation of the forward drive operator and the reverse drive operator. The controller enables the forward drive propulsion control in a forward drive operation valid range. The controller enables the reverse drive propulsion control in a reverse drive operation valid range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichi Fujino
  • Patent number: 11203311
    Abstract: A steering device includes a sensor and a rotor, each of which rotates together with a steering wheel around a rotational axis, and a stator whose position in a circumferential direction is stationary. The steering device includes a harness that connects a target component and the sensor together, a first fastener that fixes the harness to the rotor, and a second fastener that fixes the harness to the stator. An intermediate portion between the first fastener and the second fastener in the harness includes a first extension and a second extension each of which extends along the circumferential direction and a connector that connects the first extension and the second extension together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichi Fujino
  • Publication number: 20210198111
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a new form of adsorbent suitable for a motor vehicle canister. An activated carbon fiber sheet satisfies one or two or more of conditions for indices, such as a specific surface area, a pore volume of pores having a given pore diameter, and a sheet density. An embodiment, for example, may have: a specific surface area ranging from 1400 to 2200 m2/g; a pore volume ranging from 0.20 to 1.20 cm3/g for pores having pore diameters of more than 0.7 nm and 2.0 nm or less; and a sheet density ranging from 0.030 to 0.200 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke IMAI, Yoshihide WATANABE, Yuu TAKATA, Shunsuke OZAWA, Chie YOSHIDA, Kenichi FUJINO
  • Publication number: 20210053665
    Abstract: A marine vessel maneuvering system includes a propulsion device, a steering device, a forward/reverse drive switch, a steering wheel, a forward drive operator, a reverse drive operator, and a controller. The forward drive operator and the reverse drive operator are respectively located on one and the other sides of a pivot axis of the steering wheel, and are pivotable together with the steering wheel. The controller performs a forward drive propulsion control and a reverse drive propulsion control to set the propulsive force direction and control a magnitude of the propulsive force according to the operation of the forward drive operator and the reverse drive operator. The controller enables the forward drive propulsion control in a forward drive operation valid range. The controller enables the reverse drive propulsion control in a reverse drive operation valid range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: Kenichi FUJINO
  • Publication number: 20200247519
    Abstract: A steering device includes a sensor and a rotor, each of which rotates together with a steering wheel around a rotational axis, and a stator whose position in a circumferential direction is stationary. The steering device includes a harness that connects a target component and the sensor together, a first fastener that fixes the harness to the rotor, and a second fastener that fixes the harness to the stator. An intermediate portion between the first fastener and the second fastener in the harness includes a first extension and a second extension each of which extends along the circumferential direction and a connector that connects the first extension and the second extension together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Kenichi FUJINO
  • Patent number: 10086589
    Abstract: A multilayer composite body in which a shaped metal article, a thermosetting resin layer, a modified polyolefin resin layer, and a polypropylene-based resin composition, or a PP-based GFRTP are laminated in the order of description. A multilayer composite body of a metal and a resin is obtained which excels in a fixing strength (shear breaking stress) between the shaped metal article and the molded article of the polypropylene-based resin composition. The thermosetting resin layer is composed mainly of a urethane resin or an epoxy resin. The polypropylene-based resin composition is molded by an injection molding. The modified polyolefin resin forming the modified polyolefin resin layer includes one or two or more of non-chlorinated modified polyolefin resins having a weighted average of melting points of 70° C. to 110° C., as determined with a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Andoh, Masao Takahashi, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Yasutaka Watanabe, Kenichi Fujino, Masayoshi Miki
  • Patent number: 9702785
    Abstract: An engine failure diagnosis system simply performs failure diagnosis of engine components, which are driven while an engine is operating, even at the time when the engine is stopped, and identifies a component that has failed and a location where a failure has occurred. The engine failure diagnosis system includes an ECM arranged to control an engine provided in an outboard motor of a watercraft. The ECM includes an actuation command section arranged to actuate engine components, which are driven while the engine is running, in a given manner, and a failure diagnosis section arranged to diagnose the presence of a failure in the engine components. The engine components of the engine are provided with actuated condition detecting sections arranged to detect a predetermined actuated condition. When the actuation command section outputs an actuation command while the engine is stopped, the engine components are actuated in a given manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichi Fujino
  • Publication number: 20170129217
    Abstract: A multilayer composite body in which a shaped metal article, a thermosetting resin layer, a modified polyolefin resin layer, and a polypropylene-based resin composition, or a PP-based GFRTP are laminated in the order of description. A multilayer composite body of a metal and a resin is obtained which excels in a fixing strength (shear breaking stress) between the shaped metal article and the molded article of the polypropylene-based resin composition. The thermosetting resin layer is composed mainly of a urethane resin or an epoxy resin. The polypropylene-based resin composition is molded by an injection molding. The modified polyolefin resin forming the modified polyolefin resin layer includes one or two or more of non-chlorinated modified polyolefin resins having a weighted average of melting points of 70° C. to 110° C., as determined with a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki ANDOH, Masao TAKAHASHI, Yoshihiro YAMAGUCHI, Yasutaka WATANABE, Kenichi FUJINO, Masayoshi MIKI
  • Patent number: 8753154
    Abstract: In a watercraft, a storage device stores area information including position information regarding a specified area. A controller compares a current position of a watercraft main body obtained by a global navigation satellite system receiver to the position information related to the specified area. The controller controls the watercraft main body in accordance with a normal mode when the current position of the watercraft main body is within the specified area. The controller controls the watercraft main body in accordance with a limited mode in which at least a portion of a plurality of functions of the watercraft main body are limited in comparison with the normal mode when the current position of the watercraft main body is not within the specified area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujino, Yoshimasa Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8748507
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an active energy ray curable resin composition exhibiting good adhesion to a polyolefin-based resin base material. More specifically, there is provided an active energy ray curable resin composition comprising: a block copolymer (C) that includes a polymer block (A) composed mainly of an olefin-based monomer unit and a polymer block (B) composed of a vinyl-based monomer unit having a carboxyl group, a carboxylic anhydride group, or a sulfonic acid group and/or a second vinyl-based monomer unit copolymerizable with the aforementioned vinyl-based monomer unit, the block copolymer (C) having a weight-average molecular weight from 5,000 to 100,000; and an active energy ray curable compound (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Paper Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Yada, Yuuki Kokufu, Yuu Takata, Hideo Hosaka, Kenichi Fujino
  • Publication number: 20140099845
    Abstract: A jet propulsion boat includes a boat body, a handle bar, an engine, a jet propulsion mechanism, a reverse gate, and a shift operating device. The handle bar is attached to the boat body. The handle bar extends in a width direction of the boat body. The engine is housed in the boat body. The jet propulsion mechanism is configured to generate a propulsion power from a drive power of the engine. The reverse gate is located rearward of the jet propulsion mechanism. The reverse gate is configured to move so as to change a direction of a jet flow from the jet propulsion mechanism. The shift operating device is rotatably attached to the handle bar about a shaft center parallel or substantially parallel to a center line of the handle bar. The shift operating device is configured to rotate so as to switch a position of the reverse gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi FUJINO, I, Kenichi OTSUKA, Yukitaka OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130102206
    Abstract: In a watercraft, a storage device stores area information including position information regarding a specified area. A controller compares a current position of a watercraft main body obtained by a global navigation satellite system receiver to the position information related to the specified area. The controller controls the watercraft main body in accordance with a normal mode when the current position of the watercraft main body is within the specified area. The controller controls the watercraft main body in accordance with a limited mode in which at least a portion of a plurality of functions of the watercraft main body are limited in comparison with the normal mode when the current position of the watercraft main body is not within the specified area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi FUJINO, Yoshimasa KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20120303209
    Abstract: An engine failure diagnosis system simply performs failure diagnosis of engine components, which are driven while an engine is operating, even at the time when the engine is stopped, and identifies a component that has failed and a location where a failure has occurred. The engine failure diagnosis system includes an ECM arranged to control an engine provided in an outboard motor of a watercraft. The ECM includes an actuation command section arranged to actuate engine components, which are driven while the engine is running, in a given manner, and a failure diagnosis section arranged to diagnose the presence of a failure in the engine components. The engine components of the engine are provided with actuated condition detecting sections arranged to detect a predetermined actuated condition. When the actuation command section outputs an actuation command while the engine is stopped, the engine components are actuated in a given manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichi FUJINO
  • Patent number: 8236900
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a modified polyolefin resin adhesive agent which is excellent in adhesiveness to a nonpolar substrate, particularly a poorly adhesive polyolefin substrate to which no surface treatment has been given and to a polar substrate, develops the excellent adhesiveness by drying or thermal compression bonding at relatively low temperature, and exhibits a low tack. That is, the present invention provides the modified polyolefin resin obtained by modifying a polyolefin resin with (A) a polarity imparting agent which is at least one selected from chlorine, unsaturated carboxylic acid, derivatives and anhydrides of unsaturated carboxylic acid and radical polymerizable monomers; and (B) an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer having an unsaturated bond at one end, and use of said modified polyolefin resin as an aqueous resin composition or an organic solvent resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignees: Nippon Paper Chemicals Co., Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Watanabe, Kenichi Fujino, Hidetoshi Yoshioka, Naoshi Nagai, Sadahiko Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8133083
    Abstract: A water jet propulsion boat is constructed such that a fuel pressure detection device is free from a detection error or breakdown and a restart ability of an engine is protected against malfunction. A fuel tank is provided in a boat body of the water jet propulsion boat through vibration absorbing members. A fuel pump unit including a fuel pump is provided in the fuel tank. A fuel pressure sensor is provided in the fuel pump unit. An electric control device stops the fuel pump if the value detected by the fuel pressure sensor is out of the normal value range. Additionally, an electric control device stops operation of the fuel pump if the fall sensor detects the overturning of the boat body and if the detected value of the fuel pressure sensor is out of the normal value range. A regulator and a filter are provided to the fuel pump unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujino, Shigeyuki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 8121775
    Abstract: A misfire detecting device is provided for a water jet propulsion watercraft in which a propulsion unit operates through an operation of an engine to propel the water jet propulsion watercraft. The misfire detecting device includes injectors arranged to inject fuel into the engine under a fuel injection amount adjusting control implemented by an electric control device, ignition plugs arranged to ignite the fuel injected into the engine from the injectors to operate the engine, an oxygen sensor arranged to detect that a misfire occurs in the engine, a warning lamp and buzzer arranged to inform that the misfire occurs, etc. The misfire detecting device prevents the warning lamp and the buzzer from informing the warning if the misfire is caused through the control by the electric control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujino, Shigeyuki Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20110274941
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an active energy ray curable resin composition exhibiting good adhesion to a polyolefin-based resin base material. More specifically, there is provided an active energy ray curable resin composition comprising: a block copolymer (C) that includes a polymer block (A) composed mainly of an olefin-based monomer unit and a polymer block (B) composed of a vinyl-based monomer unit having a carboxyl group, a carboxylic anhydride group, or a sulfonic acid group and/or a second vinyl-based monomer unit copolymerizable with the aforementioned vinyl-based monomer unit, the block copolymer (C) having a weight-average molecular weight from 5,000 to 100,000; and an active energy ray curable compound (D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: NIPPON PAPER CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Yada, Yuuki Kokufu, Yuu Takata, Hideo Hosaka, Kenichi Fujino
  • Patent number: 7944706
    Abstract: An electrical unit includes one of a large current relay, a circuit protection fuse, and an operation time display section fixed on a circuit board having an external connector. The electrical unit is incorporated in a case having an opening, and the electrical unit is sealed by a sealing resin which fills the case. An operation time display section sealed in the case extends from the sealing resin at the opening of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Fujino