Patents by Inventor Kenichiro Tanaka

Kenichiro Tanaka 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: 10848833
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for receiving a request from a user to access a video that is scheduled for transmission, simultaneously to a plurality of users, beginning from a scheduled start time. The request is received after the scheduled start time the transmission is performed by a linear service to which the user subscribes. In response to receiving the request, the systems and methods may generate for display the video to the user, and may receive, during display of the video, a command from the user to start playback of the video over from the beginning. In response to receiving the command, the systems and methods may identify a non-linear service to which the user subscribes that offers a non-linear copy of the video, and may play back the non-linear copy of the video from the beginning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander W. Liston, Kenichiro Tanaka, Margret B. Schmidt, Elizabeth V. Riley
  • Publication number: 20200365881
    Abstract: To provide a means capable of achieving excellent input/output characteristics and cycle durability in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery which is suitable for mounting on a vehicle. An electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a current collector, a first electrode active material layer including a first electrode active material, arranged on a surface of the current collector, and a second electrode active material layer including a second electrode active material, arranged on a surface of the first electrode active material layer, in which the first electrode active material layer includes a binder in a crystallized state and the second electrode active material layer does not substantially include a binder in a crystallized state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAKA, Kenichiro ENOKI, Yoshihiro IKEDA, Naoki MAEO, Shogo ISOMURA
  • Patent number: 10838379
    Abstract: A controller stores an apparatus-room association table in which an apparatus installed in a home is associated with a room in the home, and stores a room-user association table in which the room in the home is associated with the user. The controller determines whether the user is inside the home, and updates a user status. When the user status changes, the controller determines the apparatus corresponding to the user whose user status has changed, and controls the determined apparatus to execute a predetermined process based on the apparatus-room association table and the room-user association table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Yabe, Ichiro Maruyama, Satoshi Minezawa, Toshiaki Yoshikawa, Hirotoshi Yano, Daisuke Iizawa, Kenichiro Tanaka, Takashi Ogino
  • Patent number: 10822106
    Abstract: An electric power generating device for an aircraft, which is driven by an output of an aircraft engine, comprises an input shaft to which a driving force of the engine is transmitted; a transmission arranged with the input shaft; an electric power generator arranged with the input shaft and the transmission and driven by an output of the transmission; a driving force transmission mechanism disposed on a first end side of the input shaft in an axial direction thereof, the driving force transmission mechanism being configured to transmit the output from the transmission to the electric power generator; and a casing including a mounting section on the first end side of the input shaft in the axial direction, wherein the transmission includes an input section provided on a second end side of the input shaft in the axial direction, the input section being configured to receive as an input a rotational driving force from the input shaft, and an output section provided on the first end side of the input shaft in th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichiro Tanaka, Hideyuki Imai, Isao Fujii, Tatsuhiko Goi, Shogo Fuchiwaki
  • Publication number: 20200295346
    Abstract: To provide a means capable of suppressing the generation of cracks in an electrode active material layer in the production of an electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery. Provided is a method for producing an electrode for use in a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, including a current collector and an electrode active material layer including an electrode active material, arranged on a surface of the current collector, and a dispersion is by mixing the electrode active material, a binder formed of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF), a first solvent in which the polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF) is not dissolved, and a second solvent in which the polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF) can be dissolved. Then, an electrode active material slurry is prepared by removing the second solvent from the obtained dispersion. Then, a coating film is formed by coating the obtained electrode active material slurry on the surface of the current collector, thereby producing an electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TANAKA, Takeshi NAKANO, Sota SHIBAHARA, Takamasa NAKAGAWA, Kenichiro ENOKI, Yoshihiro IKEDA, Naoki MAEO, Shogo ISOMURA
  • Publication number: 20200295035
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a substrate, insulating films and first films alternately stacked on the substrate, at least one of the first films including an electrode layer and a charge storage layer provided on a face of the electrode layer via a first insulator, and a semiconductor layer provided on a face of the charge storage layer via a second insulator. The device further includes at least one of a first portion including nitrogen and provided between the first insulator and the charge storage layer with an air gap provided in the first insulator, a second portion including nitrogen, provided between the charge storage layer and the second insulator, and including a portion protruding toward the charge storage layer, and a third portion including nitrogen and provided between the second insulator and the semiconductor layer with an air gap provided in the first insulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi SAWA, Kazuhiro MATSUO, Kazuhisa MATSUDA, Hiroyuki YAMASHITA, Yuta SAITO, Shinji MORI, Masayuki TANAKA, Kenichiro TORATANI, Atsushi TAKAHASHI, Shouji HONDA
  • Patent number: 10778461
    Abstract: In an appliance control system, a receiver receives, from a terminal device used by a first user, an instruction for remotely controlling an appliance installed in a home. A determiner determines whether a second user is present in a location in which an appliance-to-be-instructed is installed. When it is determined that the second user is not present in a location in which the appliance-to-be-instructed is installed, an appliance controller controls the appliance on the basis of the instruction. On the other hand, when it is determined that the second user is present in the location in which the appliance-to-be-instructed is installed, the appliance controller does not control the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Minezawa, Ichiro Maruyama, Masaaki Yabe, Toshiaki Yoshikawa, Hirotoshi Yano, Daisuke Iizawa, Kenichiro Tanaka, Takashi Ogino, Shinji Nakamura, Masayuki Komatsu, Yuki Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200269809
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant information acquisition system including an onboard device mounted to a vehicle and at least one vehicular portable device associated with the onboard device is provided. The vehicular portable device has a function of performing short-range communication with portable terminals, determines a holder's terminal based on a variation in received signal strength indication of a signal sent from each portable terminal, and sends a holder information signal identifying the holder's terminal to the onboard device. The onboard device identifies a user holding the vehicular portable device based on the holder information signal sent from the vehicular portable device, and identifies a portable device location by receiving a response signal. A seat determined based on the portable device location is determined to be a seated location of the user acting as the portable device holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichiro SANJI, Noritaka HIRAO, Kentaro ASAI, Yasuhiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200271200
    Abstract: A pressing device for a toroidal continuously variable transmission, comprises: a disk having a toroidal curved surface and a first cam surface; a cam plate having a cylindrical portion, and an outward facing flange portion having a second cam surface; and a plurality of rolling bodies. The cylindrical portion has a cylinder portion, a projection projecting inward in the radial direction in one axial end portion of the cylinder portion and having a step surface, and an oil supply passage. At least a part of a radial inside opening of the oil supply passage opens to a portion of the cylinder portion positioned further on the other side in the axial direction than the step surface. The oil supply passage has an oil-passage hole penetrating the cylinder portion and an oil-passage groove continuous with the oil-passage hole and recessed from the step surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro KITA, Kippei MATSUDA, Hideyuki IMAI, Kenichiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200274164
    Abstract: To provide an electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery which retains the shape while retaining a discharge capacity at a high rate. An electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery has a current collector and an electrode active material layer arranged on a surface of the current collector, and is used for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery having a liquid volume coefficient of 1.4 to 2.0, in which the electrode active material layer includes an electrode active material and a binder including polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF), and the polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF) is in a non-crystallized state and is included in the range of 0.5 to 3.3% by volume with respect to the total volume of the electrode in the electrode active material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKANO, Hiroyuki TANAKA, Takamasa NAKAGAWA, Sota SHIBAHARA, Kenichiro ENOKI, Yoshihiro IKEDA, Naoki MAEO, Shogo ISOMURA
  • Patent number: 10746267
    Abstract: A toroidal continuously variable transmission includes a preload spring disposed between a rotary assembly including a first disc and a pressing device, and a driving force transmission shaft, and a thrust bearing disposed between a first member and the preload spring, the first member being one of the rotary assembly and the driving force transmission shaft. In a direction of an axis line, a gap is formed between a second member and the thrust bearing, the second member being the other of the rotary assembly and the driving force transmission shaft. A dimension of the gap in the direction of the axis line is less than a deformation amount of the preload spring in the direction of the axis line, at an elastic limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Kippei Matsuda, Hideyuki Imai, Kenichiro Tanaka, Kenji Komatsu, Eiji Inoue, Tomohiro Inoue, Daiki Shirota, Masahiro Kita
  • Publication number: 20200248784
    Abstract: A toroidal continuously variable transmission includes: input and output discs; a power roller sandwiched between the input disc and the output disc so as to be tiltable; a trunnion supporting the power roller and configured to be tiltable about a tilt axis of the power roller and reciprocatable in a direction along the tilt axis; a piston attached to a shaft portion of the trunnion so as to be externally fitted to the shaft portion; and a cylinder forming a pressure chamber which makes the piston reciprocate in the direction along the tilt axis. An inside gap is formed between an outer peripheral surface of the shaft portion of the trunnion and an inner peripheral surface of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideyuki IMAI, Keigo MAEHATA, Kenichiro TANAKA, Kenji KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20200247984
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition containing: 100 parts by weight of a polypropylene resin; 0.2 parts by weight to 2 parts by weight of an olefinic elastomer; 2 parts by weight to 5 parts by weight of a talc having an aspect ratio in a range of 35 to 60; 2 parts by weight to 5 parts by weight of a fibrous magnesium sulfate having an average fiber diameter of 0.1 ?m to 2 ?m and an average fiber length of 8 ?m to 30 ?m; and 0.01 parts by weight to 1 part by weight of a metallic soap that is at least one selected from the group consisting of a magnesium salt of a fatty acid and an aluminum salt of a fatty acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Atsumasa SASAKI, Yutaka MINAMINO, Kenichiro EGUCHI, Yasuaki TANAKA, Hitoshi UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 10724613
    Abstract: In a transmission device, a power roller transmits a rotational driving force from an input disc to an output disc in a transmission ratio (transmission gear ratio) corresponding to a tilt motion angle. The power roller allows the transmission ratio to be changed in such a manner that the position of the trunnion on which the power roller is tiltably supported is changed by a trunnion drive mechanism. Hydraulic oil is supplied from a hydraulic pump to the trunnion drive mechanism via a direction selector valve. The direction selector valve selects a flow direction of the hydraulic oil to supply the hydraulic oil to a speed reduction chamber or a speed increase chamber of the trunnion drive mechanism, and discharge the hydraulic oil from the other. In a case where a discharge condition is met, the controller controls a movement of the discharge valve to discharge the hydraulic oil from the speed increase chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Komatsu, Kenichiro Tanaka, Shogo Fuchiwaki, Tatsuhiko Goi, Kippei Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10699037
    Abstract: A device information acquirer acquires device information collected by a controller. A floor plan editor edits a simplified floor plan of a home by individually adding a configuration of a room where an electric device is installed, in accordance with a user operation. A device icon positioner positions an icon of the electric device in each room in the floor plan edited by the floor plan editor, in accordance with the user operation. A layout generator generates layout information for the electric device in the home, based on the edited floor plan and the positioned icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Yabe, Ichiro Maruyama, Satoshi Minezawa, Toshiaki Yoshikawa, Hirotoshi Yano, Daisuke Iizawa, Kenichiro Tanaka, Takashi Ogino
  • Publication number: 20200201321
    Abstract: An automatic driving system includes a control device that controls automatic driving of a vehicle, and a storage device that contains external environment information indicating an external environment of the vehicle. A driving transition zone is a zone in which a driver of the vehicle takes over at least a part of driving of the vehicle, from the control device. A termination target velocity is a target velocity of the vehicle at an end point of the driving transition zone. The control device variably sets the termination target velocity, depending on the external environment at the end point or the external environment surrounding the end point. Then, the control device controls the velocity of the vehicle in the driving transition zone, such that the velocity of the vehicle at the end point is the termination target velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki TANAKA, Kenichiro AOKI, Masayuki KATOH
  • Publication number: 20200204855
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for scheduling a season recording. A series is provided to a user device, the series having a plurality of sequential seasons, and each season having a plurality of episodes. A request for recording the series is received from the user. In response, a last episode of the series watched by the user is identified. A relevant season of the plurality of seasons is then determined, such that the relevant season precedes another season of the plurality of seasons and includes the last episode watched by the user. Then, episodes of the relevant season that follow the last episode watched by the user are scheduled for recording, such that episodes of a season that precedes the relevant season are not scheduled for recording.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander William Liston, Kenichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10677327
    Abstract: In a toroidal continuously variable transmission including at least one transmission unit including: an input disc and an output disc disposed coaxially; and a power roller tiltably interposed between the input disc and the output disc and configured to transmit a driving force from the input disc to the output disc, an integrally rotating member disposed so as to be spaced apart in an axial direction from at least one disc of the input disc and the output disc of each transmission unit and configured to rotate together with the at least one disc, and an annular interposed member provided between the at least one disc and the integrally rotating member and configured to rotate together with the at least one disc, are provided, and the interposed member is formed with a balance adjustment portion capable of adjusting weight balance in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihito Abe, Kenichiro Tanaka, Hideyuki Imai, Tatsuhiko Goi, Isao Fujii
  • Patent number: 10629463
    Abstract: An upper plate on which a substrate is placed is cooled or heated by a thermal processor. The temperature of the thermal processor is adjusted by a temperature adjuster. The temperature of the upper plate is detected. A control value that is to be applied to the temperature adjuster in order to maintain the temperature of the upper plate at a set value is calculated as a control arithmetic value on the basis of the detected temperature. When the control arithmetic value decreases to a value less than a second threshold value, a first control that applies the control arithmetic value to the temperature adjuster is performed. When the control arithmetic value increases to a value not less than a first threshold value, a second control that applies a control set value higher than the control arithmetic value to the temperature adjuster is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Momma, Yasuhiro Fukumoto, Koji Nishi, Shigehiro Goto, Kenichiro Jo, Atsushi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10623802
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for scheduling a season recording. A series is provided to a user device, the series having a plurality of sequential seasons, and each season having a plurality of episodes. A request for recording the series is received from the user. In response, a last episode of the series watched by the user is identified. A relevant season of the plurality of seasons is then determined, such that the relevant season precedes another season of the plurality of seasons and includes the last episode watched by the user. Then, episodes of the relevant season that follow the last episode watched by the user are scheduled for recording, such that episodes of a season that precedes the relevant season are not scheduled for recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander William Liston, Kenichiro Tanaka