Patents by Inventor Kenichi Hayashi

Kenichi Hayashi 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: 11162381
    Abstract: A turbocharger includes a turbine housing configured to accommodate a turbine wheel provided at one end of a rotation shaft, a bearing housing joined to the turbine housing and in which a bearing for supporting the rotation shaft is provided; and a variable nozzle unit that is disposed between the turbine housing and the bearing housing. The variable nozzle unit includes a nozzle ring disposed around a rotation axis of the rotation shaft and a support ring provided adjacent to the nozzle ring that includes an outer peripheral portion partially in contact with the turbine housing. One or more non-contact portions are formed in the outer peripheral portion of the support ring and do not contact the turbine housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Katsunori Hayashi, Hidenori Kojima, Koutarou Itou, Yoshitaka Iwasa, Takafumi Ueda, Kenichi Segawa
  • Publication number: 20210333319
    Abstract: A testing system includes: an inspection module including a plurality of levels of inspection chambers in each of which a tester part having a tester configured to perform an electrical inspection of an inspection object and a probe card is accommodated; an aligner module configured to align the inspection object with the tester part; an alignment area in which the aligner module is accommodated; and a loader part configured to load the inspection object into the alignment area and unload the inspection object out of the aligner module, wherein the inspection module is located adjacent to the alignment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kentaro KONISHI, Jun FUJIHARA, Hiroki SHIKAGAWA, Hiroshi YAMADA, Yukinori MURATA, Katsuaki SUGIYAMA, Shin UCHIDA, Tetsuya KAGAMI, Hiroaki HAYASHI, Rika OZAWA, Takanori HYAKUDOMI, Xingjun JIANG, Kenichi NARIKAWA, Tomoya ENDO
  • Patent number: 11149843
    Abstract: A vehicle power transmission device includes: a continuously variable transmission including a primary pulley, a secondary pulley, and a transmission belt wound between the primary pulley and the secondary pulley; a belt running clutch of hydraulic type for transmitting power to the continuously variable transmission; and a hydraulic control circuit controlling the continuously variable transmission and the belt running clutch. The hydraulic control circuit includes a fail-safe valve switching a communication destination of an oil supply passage for supplying a hydraulic fluid to the belt running clutch to one of a first oil passage supplied with a control hydraulic pressure and a second oil passage supplied with a hydraulic pressure higher than the control hydraulic pressure, the fail-safe valve connecting the oil supply passage with the second oil passage when the fail-safe valve is switched to a failure position. The second oil passage is provided with an orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Ohgata, Shuji Moriyama, Daisuke Tomomatsu, Makoto Sawada, Kyohei Suzumura, Kenichi Tsuchida, Koji Makino, Toshiaki Hayashi, Yuta Seriguchi
  • Publication number: 20210286073
    Abstract: To provide a mechanism for selectively taking an external sound from an appropriate sound source into an internal space of a moving object. An information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire an audio signal from a sound source existing outside a moving object, a generation unit configured to generate an audio signal from a target sound source at a distance from the moving object, the distance being a distance according to a speed of the moving object, of the sound sources, on the basis of the audio signal acquired by the acquisition unit, and an output control unit configured to output the audio signal generated by the generation unit toward an internal space of the moving object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: KEIICHI OSAKO, KOHEI ASADA, TETSUNORI ITABASHI, KAZUMA YOSHII, KENICHI MAKINO, YASUNOBU MURATA, SHIGETOSHI HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210288111
    Abstract: An image pickup element includes a photoelectric conversion section including a first electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer including an organic material, and a second electrode stacked on one another. Between the first electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, an oxide semiconductor layer and an oxide film are formed from the first electrode side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro JOEI, Kenichi MURATA, Shintarou HIRATA, Toshihiko HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210273187
    Abstract: To provide a solid-state imaging element capable of further improving reliability. Provided is a solid-state imaging element including at least a first photoelectric conversion section, and a semiconductor substrate in which a second photoelectric conversion section is formed, in this order from a light incidence side, in which the first photoelectric conversion section includes at least a first electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, a first oxide semiconductor layer, a second oxide semiconductor layer, and a second electrode in this order, and a film density of the first oxide semiconductor layer is higher than a film density of the second oxide semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko HAYASHI, Masahiro JOEI, Kenichi MURATA, Shintarou HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20210160400
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus can perform color calibration by using a reference document generated with use of ink and an external colorimeter. An image reading unit reads an image on a document and generates image data. An image forming unit forms an image on an image forming medium by using CMY toners. A color calibration processing unit sets a correction coefficient by using a spectral reflectance of the reference document in a visible band, and a spectral reflectance in the visible band of a toner image formed on the image forming medium with use of toner. The color calibration processing unit also performs correction by multiplying the correction coefficient with a gradation value of each of RGB, generates a conversion formula from the each gradation value of RGB to each device-independent value, and generates a color profile by using the conversion formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventor: Kenichi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210133983
    Abstract: In the case where a three-dimensional position of a moving body is calculated based on image data taken by a plurality of cameras that are synchronized, high performance equipment and system such as a system to make the synchronization among the plurality of cameras and a camera having a built-in function to make the synchronization are required. It is also required to fix the camera position with high accuracy beforehand. It is made possible to calculate a trajectory of a moving body as a target in the three-dimensional space using image data taken by a plurality of cameras that are non-synchronized mutually, thereby solving the above issue. And positions of respective cameras are calculated in the three-dimensional space from a plurality of reference points having fixed position coordinates in the three-dimensional space that are commonly shown in the image data of the respective cameras, thereby solving the above issue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Qoncept, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi HAYASHI, Shunsuke NAMBU
  • Publication number: 20210125780
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic body including an internal electrode therein and at least two external electrodes provided on an outer surface of the ceramic body. The external electrode includes an underlying electrode layer provided on the outer surface of the ceramic body, a first Ni plated layer provided on an outer side of the underlying electrode layer, and a second Ni plated layer provided on an outer side of the first Ni plated layer. Ni oxide is present between the first Ni plated layer and the second Ni plated layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi HAYASHI, Takiji KITAGAWA, Hiroaki HATA, Yuji MURANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210114877
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a bis(fluorosulfonyl)amide alkali metal salt powder having high purity while suppressing reduction in yield due to thermal decomposition, etc. The method for producing a bis(fluorosulfonyl)amide alkali metal salt powder according to the present invention comprises precipitating a bis(fluorosulfonyl)amide alkali metal salt by conducting distillation using a thin-film evaporator while adding a poor solvent for the bis(fluorosulfonyl)amide alkali metal salt such as an aromatic hydrocarbon solvent and a linear or branched aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent to a solution formed by dissolving the bis(fluorosulfonyl)amide alkali metal salt in a good solvent for the bis(fluorosulfonyl)amide alkali metal salt such as an ester solvent and nitrile solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi HAYASHI, Hiroyuki NISHIJIMA, Masahiro HORI, Toshiaki NISHIZAWA, Asami KOHORI
  • Publication number: 20210070573
    Abstract: Provided is an inspection device that performs inspection using ultrasonic waves transmitted on the basis of a burst signal including a plurality of pulses, the inspection device includes: a decider that decides the number of pulses included in the burst signal, or a burst cycle of the burst signal, on the basis of an atmospheric pressure at an installation position of the inspection device; a generator that repeatedly generates the burst signal including the decided number of pulses, or the burst signal having the decided burst cycle; a transmitter that transmits ultrasonic waves on the basis of the burst signal repeatedly generated; and a receiver that receives ultrasonic waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Akinori KIMATA, Yukinobu IGUCHI, Satoru SASAKI, Kenichi HAYASHI, Shiro UMEDA, Noriyuki JINBO
  • Publication number: 20210067647
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a transport device that transports a sheet placed on a sheet holding member; a detector that detects one type from among a first number of types as a type of the sheet transported by the transport device; a display that displays the type of the sheet placed on the sheet holding member; and an input device that accepts an instruction related to a display pattern of the type of the sheet, wherein the input device accepts an instruction to select the display pattern from a first display pattern in which the type of the sheet is selected from among the first number of types, and a second display pattern in which the type of the sheet is selected from a second number of types, and the display displays the type that is a result of the detection by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Akinori KIMATA, Yukinobu IGUCHI, Satoru SASAKI, Kenichi HAYASHI, Shiro UMEDA, Noriyuki JINBO
  • Patent number: 10909688
    Abstract: In a moving body tracking using image data, while the moving body of a target has few outstanding features in appearance and a plurality of images similar to that of the target moving body exist in image frames, the moving body is tracked with high accuracy by evaluating a motion model (for example, a motion of a ball follows the law of motion and the ball is likely located above the table-tennis table) in a given environment (for example, table-tennis) from image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Qoncept, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Hayashi, Shunsuke Nambu
  • Patent number: 10882105
    Abstract: When the deceleration start point is reached, the meter-in side of the hydraulic driving actuator is subjected to a flow rate control to thereby start the deceleration control processing. The position to which the movable unit is moved is detected to use a speed instruction corresponding to the movement position to subject the hydraulic driving actuator to a meter-in control. The position to which the movable unit is moved is detected to calculate the moving speed of the movable unit. Based on the speed instruction, the moving speed is subjected to the feedback control using the meter-out control to the hydraulic driving actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Satomi Sakaki, Kenichi Hayashi, Isamu Komamura
  • Publication number: 20200408570
    Abstract: An offset correction device includes: an amplitude adjuster that adjusts an amplitude of a detection signal output from an encoder by adjusting a gain of the detection signal so that the amplitude is within a predetermined range; an offset corrector that corrects an offset of an amplitude center of the detection signal; and a storage that stores a relationship between the gain and an offset amount in advance, wherein the offset corrector refers to the relationship stored in the storage when the amplitude adjuster changes the gain, obtains the offset amount corresponding to the changed gain, and corrects the offset based on the obtained offset amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi Hayashi, Naoki Kobayashi, Hiroatsu Mori
  • Publication number: 20200393271
    Abstract: An electromagnetic induction type encoder, wherein at least one of widths of a first transceiver coil, a first plurality of conductors and a first receiver coil of a first track in a direction vertical to facing direction between a detection head and a scale and a measurement direction is different from corresponding width of a second transceiver coil, a second plurality of conductors and a second receiver coil in the direction vertical to the facing direction and the measurement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroatsu Mori, Kenichi Hayashi, Naoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10844178
    Abstract: An organic polysilane, which can produce signals respectively derived from a Si—O bond, an alkoxy group and a hydroxy group at levels equal to or lower than the detection limits in 29Si and 13C CP/MAS NMR analysis, can be produced by a method which includes: polymerizing an organic dihalosilane in an aprotic solvent in the presence of an alkali metal and/or an alkali earth metal to produce a mixture containing an organic polysilane having a terminal halogeno group; adding a solution containing an organic lithium compound and an aprotic polar solvent to the mixture to inactivate the organic polysilane having the terminal halogeno group; and then adding a protic polar solvent to the resultant mixture to deactivate the alkali metal and/or the alkali earth metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Souichiro Kyushin, Kenichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200332068
    Abstract: An organic polysilane, which can produce signals respectively derived from a Si—O bond, an alkoxy group and a hydroxy group at levels equal to or lower than the detection limits in 29Si and 13C CP/MAS NMR analysis, can be produced by a method which includes: polymerizing an organic dihalosilane in an aprotic solvent in the presence of an alkali metal and/or an alkali earth metal to produce a mixture containing an organic polysilane having a terminal halogeno group; adding a solution containing an organic lithium compound and an aprotic polar solvent to the mixture to inactivate the organic polysilane having the terminal halogeno group; and then adding a protic polar solvent to the resultant mixture to deactivate the alkali metal and/or the alkali earth metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Souichiro KYUSHIN, Kenichi HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10757851
    Abstract: An electronic component mounter including a suction nozzle to pick up an electronic component housed in a housing section; a switching device configured to switch air supplied to a nozzle hole of the suction nozzle to negative pressure air when picking up the electronic component, and to switch the air supplied to the nozzle hole of the suction nozzle to positive pressure air when mounting the electronic component that was picked up by the suction nozzle on the circuit board; and a blow supply device configured to supply a first blow to the suction nozzle for a specified time when the positive pressure air is being supplied to the nozzle hole by a switching device. After the specified time has elapsed, stop the first blow and supply a second blow with a lower pressure than the first blow to the suction nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chikashi Teshima, Hiromitsu Oka, Kenichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200250839
    Abstract: In tracking of a moving body using image data in detecting a target moving body having few externally outstanding features, such as coloring and a shape, from an image in an image frame, if an image of the target moving body overlaps a background image largely and their colorings are the same or similar to one another, it is difficult to detect the target moving body. A template image of the target moving body is superimposed on a background image of a region (periphery) of a candidate position of the target to generate a composite image and the moving body is detected based on a degree of match calculated through comparison of the composite image with an image of the region (periphery) of the candidate position of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Qoncept, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Hayashi, Shunsuke Nambu