Patents by Inventor Kenichi Yamada

Kenichi Yamada 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: 10994676
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes: the housing, or a plurality of communication connectors provided therein; a communication switch circuit, which is provided inside the housing, has a communication relay function and controls a communication path between the plurality of communication connectors; and a common power supply circuit, which is provided inside the housing and capable of supplying common power generated based on the power from the input side power supply line to a plurality of electric circuits including the communication switch circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Toyoda, Kunihiko Yamada, Terumitsu Sugimoto, Masashi Suzuki, Kenichi Katsumata, Jun Goto
  • Patent number: 10992823
    Abstract: An information processing device includes control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to store, in a first memory, record information formed each time a predetermined event occurs in a device and perform an update process of successively updating an old piece of record information with a new piece of record information in the record information stored in the first memory; transmit the record information stored in the first memory via a first signal line; transfer communication abnormality record information stored in the first memory to a second memory, which is configured not to update record information, and store the communication abnormality record information in the second memory when a communication abnormality signal of the first signal line is supplied via a second signal line; and transmit the communication abnormality record information stored in the second memory via the first signal line when communication of the first signal line is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohta Ueba, Sumihiro Inokuchi, Yuki Sunagawa, Kenichi Yamada, Tasuku Kohara, Xiaoya Sun, Ryotaro Konno
  • Publication number: 20210023828
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a laminate which has sufficient strength and heat-resistance to be used as a packaging material or the like and which can be formed into a packaging material having excellent recyclability. [Solution] A laminate according to the present invention is characterized by including at least a substrate and a heat-sealing polyethylene layer, wherein the substrate and the heat seal layer are composed of the same material, the substrate is treated by stretching, and the above-mentioned same material is polyethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi YAMADA, Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Tomomi TAO, Tomohiro YONEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200299094
    Abstract: An image forming system includes: an image former that forms an image; a stacker that stacks a recording medium on which an image has been formed by the image former and which has been discharged from the image former; a lifter that raises or lowers the stacker between a stacking position where the recording medium is stacked and a lower position located below the stacking position; a recording medium detector that detects the recording medium stacked on the stacker; and a hardware processor that controls driving of the lifter so as to lower the stacker from the stacking position to the lower position when it is determined that the recording medium is on the stacker on the basis of a detection result of the recording medium detector within start-up time from a time when power is switched on to a time of shifting to an image formable state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Kenichi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200280651
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first communication device, a second communication device, and circuitry. The first communication device transmits and receives the information to and from another information processing apparatus via a first communication channel. The second communication device transmits and receives the information to and from the another information processing apparatus via a second communication channel. The circuitry resets the first communication device while maintaining communication between the information processing apparatus and the another information processing apparatus via the second communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Tomura, Masaaki Kawamura, Kenichi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200259963
    Abstract: An information processing device includes control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to store, in a first memory, record information formed each time a predetermined event occurs in a device and perform an update process of successively updating an old piece of record information with a new piece of record information in the record information stored in the first memory; transmit the record information stored in the first memory via a first signal line; transfer communication abnormality record information stored in the first memory to a second memory, which is configured not to update record information, and store the communication abnormality record information in the second memory when a communication abnormality signal of the first signal line is supplied via a second signal line; and transmit the communication abnormality record information stored in the second memory via the first signal line when communication of the first signal line is restored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ryohta UEBA, Sumihiro INOKUCHI, Yuki SUNAGAWA, Kenichi YAMADA, Tasuku KOHARA, Xiaoya SUN, Ryotaro KONNO
  • Patent number: 10551101
    Abstract: An air conditioner may prevent a refrigerant stored in a refrigerant storage from rapidly flowing into a main refrigerant circuit when the type of operation is switched. The air conditioner may include a refrigerant circuit provided with a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve and an evaporator; a refrigerant amount detection device configured to determine whether a refrigerant state in an outlet of the compressor is a subcooled state or a gas-liquid two phase state. The refrigerant amount detection device is configured to calculate a refrigerant amount ratio in the refrigerant circuit based on a predetermined set value according to at least one of a temperature and a pressure detected and the refrigerant state; and a controller configured to control the refrigerant circuit according to the refrigerant amount ratio calculated by the refrigerant amount detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Takeichi, Hiroaki Eguchi, Tetsuya Ogasawara, Kenichi Yamada, Masahiro Aono
  • Publication number: 20190273311
    Abstract: An antenna device to be mounted on a vehicle, including a ground plate having a planar shape; and an antenna element which is a resonant type, is provided at a position so as not to overlap with the ground conductor within a plane substantially parallel to the ground conductor, and is configured to transmit or receive a polarized wave parallel to the ground conductor. A rectangular notch is formed in the ground plate to have both a right and left edge portions with a predetermined width being left, and the antenna element is provided at a position overlapping with the notch in a plane substantially parallel to the ground plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi SAMPO, Kenichi YAMADA, Yuki KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190096637
    Abstract: A substrate is held in a substrate holder and accommodated in a treatment chamber. A positive electrode panel is arranged opposite to a surface of the substrate. Process gas is sent from a blower panel, toward the positive electrode panel and the substrate. A positive electrode of a high-frequency power source is connected to the positive electrode panel, and a negative electrode of the high-frequency power source is connected to the blower panel, to apply a high-frequency voltage. The process gas passes between the positive electrode panel and the blower panel which is the negative electrode, so that plasma is generated. The generated plasma removes contaminants on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Keisuke Asano, Kenichi Yamada, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Nobutaka Numagawa
  • Patent number: 10210442
    Abstract: An image forming system identifies a user's operation for changing a set value related to a processing of the image forming apparatus or the post-processing apparatus. When the set value is changed during a continuous output operation of the image forming system, the image forming system causes the image forming apparatus and the post-processing apparatus to continue the continuous output operation while reflecting the changed set value. The image forming system Detects a predetermined change related to the processing by referring back to a time when the user's operation is identified, and causes the image forming apparatus and the post-processing apparatus to re-output papers that have been output from a time when the predetermined change occurred to a time when the changed set value was reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10174483
    Abstract: A power transmission device of a work vehicle has an input shaft, an output shaft, a gear mechanism, and an electric motor. The gear mechanism has a planetary gear mechanism and transmits the rotation of the input shaft to the output shaft. The electric motor is connected to a rotating element of the planetary gear mechanism. The power transmission device is configured to change the rotation speed ratio of the output shaft with respect to the input shaft by changing the rotation speed of the electric motor. A control unit has a target torque determination unit and a target torque correcting unit. The target torque determination unit determines a target torque of the electric motor. The target torque correcting unit corrects the target torque according to a correction torque based on a moment of inertia of the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Miyamoto, Kenichi Yamada, Kaoru Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10107167
    Abstract: An exhaust-heat recovery apparatus includes: a circulation passage, through which a heat carrier circulates, that has a heat recovery unit evaporating the heat carrier and a condenser condensing the evaporated heat carrier; a heat carrier controller that supplies the heat carrier in a liquid phase to the circulation passage; and a determination unit, in which the heat carrier controller supplies or recovers the heat carrier when a changing rate of an internal pressure in the circulation passage or a changing rate of a temperature of the heat carrier in the circulation passage is within a predetermined range, determines a type of abnormality based on the changing rate of the internal pressure in the circulation passage or the changing rate of the temperature of the heat carrier in the circulation passage after the supplying or the recovering of the heat carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Hotta, Kenichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10011273
    Abstract: A control unit in a work vehicle executes an automatic downshift for shifting a transmission from a current speed range to a speed range that is lower than the current speed range when at least a first condition, a second condition, a third condition, and a fourth condition are satisfied. The first condition is that an operating amount of an accelerator operating member of the work vehicle is equal to or greater than a predetermined accelerator threshold. The second condition is that a vehicle speed of the work vehicle is less than a predetermined speed threshold. The third condition is that a vehicle acceleration of the work vehicle is equal to or less than a predetermined acceleration threshold. The fourth condition is that that the hydraulic pressure of a hydraulic fluid supplied to a brake device of the work vehicle is less than a predetermined brake threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Yamada, Shunsuke Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10007219
    Abstract: An insertion device which inserts a second recording medium into a conveyance path to convey a plurality of first recording media fed from a feeding device includes: a loading unit in which the second recording medium is loaded; a separating unit which separates the second recording medium, which is loaded in the loading unit; a detection unit which detects time of separation of the second recording medium performed by the separating unit; a calculation unit which calculates first feed timing to feed a following first recording medium, which is conveyed in the conveyance path after the second recording medium, to the conveyance path; a notification unit which notifies the first feed timing to the feeding device; and an inserting unit which conveys the second recording medium separated by the separating unit to a converging point in the conveyance path and to insert the second recording medium into the conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9987703
    Abstract: The plasma spraying apparatus includes a cathode, a first gas nozzle defining a first gas path between the cathode and itself, a second gas nozzle defining a second gas path between the first gas nozzle and itself, and a third gas nozzle disposed between the first and second gas nozzles to define a third gas path between the first and second gas paths. A wire is disposed at a distal end thereof in front of a nozzle opening of the second gas nozzle. A first gas sprayed through the first gas nozzle is turned into plasma flame, which melts the wire into droplets, and the droplets are sprayed onto a target by a second gas sprayed through the second gas nozzle. The third gas absorbs heat from the plasma flame to thereby turn into a high-temperature gas flow externally of the plasma flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: FUJI ENGINEERING CO., LTD., FUJIGIKEN CO., LTD., WEST NIPPON EXPRESSWAY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanobu Sugimoto, Kenichi Yamada, Masanobu Irie
  • Patent number: 9888557
    Abstract: A plasma spraying apparatus includes a cathode, a first gas nozzle surrounding a head of the cathode therewith to form a first gas path outside of the cathode, and a second gas nozzle surrounding the first gas nozzle therewith to form a second gas path outside of the first gas nozzle. The second gas nozzle is formed with a wire path through which a wire is inserted such that a distal end of the wire is disposed in front of a nozzle opening of the second gas nozzle. The wire path has a substantially rectangular cross section having a longer side extending in a direction in which a plasma flame extends, the wire path causing the wire to bend within an elastic limit of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: FUJI ENGINEERING CO., LTD., FUJIGIKEN CO., LTD., WEST NIPPON EXPRESSWAY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Masanobu Sugimoto, Kenichi Yamada, Masanobu Irie
  • Publication number: 20170364966
    Abstract: A determination device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit, an estimation unit, and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires user information as information about a user. The estimation unit estimates a degree of contribution of the user to a predetermined service based on the user information acquired by the acquisition unit. The determination unit determines an aspect of providing information content to the user based on the degree of contribution estimated by the estimation unit. Accordingly, the determination device according to the present application improves cost effectiveness of the information content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170364946
    Abstract: A determination device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit, a calculation unit, and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires user information that is information regarding a user who uses a terminal device that becomes a providing destination of content. The calculation unit calculates scores regarding a probability of the user performing a predetermined behavior for a plurality of pieces of the content on the basis of the user information acquired by the acquisition unit. The determination unit determines distribution content to be distributed to the terminal device on the basis of the scores of the plurality of pieces of content calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki TAKI, Kenichi YAMADA, Sachio YAGI
  • Patent number: 9815471
    Abstract: A work vehicle is equipped with an engine, a hydraulic pump, a work implement, a travel device, an accelerator operating member, a work implement operating member, and a control unit. The hydraulic pump is driven by the engine. The work implement is driven by hydraulic fluid discharged from the hydraulic pump. The travel device is driven by the engine. The accelerator operating member changes the engine rotation speed. The work implement operating member operates the work implement. The control unit causes the speed of the work implement to increase by causing the engine rotation speed to increase when an operation amount of the work implement operating member is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Yoshizawa, Shunsuke Miyamoto, Kenichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9790663
    Abstract: A work vehicle is equipped with an engine, a hydraulic pump, a work implement, a work implement operating member, a work implement control valve, a capacity control device, a travel device, an accelerator operating member, and a control unit. The hydraulic pump is driven by the engine. The work implement is driven by hydraulic fluid discharged from the hydraulic pump. The work implement control valve controls the hydraulic pressure supplied to the work implement. The capacity control device controls a differential pressure between a discharge pressure of the hydraulic pump and an outlet hydraulic pressure of the work implement control valve. The travel device is driven by the engine. The accelerator operating member changes the engine rotation speed. The control unit causes the speed of the work implement to increase by causing the engine rotation speed to increase when an operation amount of the work implement operating member is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Yoshizawa, Shunsuke Miyamoto, Kenichi Yamada