Patents by Inventor Kenji Aoki

Kenji Aoki 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: 20210332750
    Abstract: A combustion chamber is defined by a cylinder block, a cylinder head, and a piston. The cylinder block includes a block body that has a cylinder inner wall covered by a coat layer. The coat layer includes: a heat-shielding layer that covers an upper end of the cylinder inner wall, a piston ring not slidingly contacting the upper end; a heat-insulating layer arranged on a back side of the heat-shielding layer; and a heat diffusion layer arranged between the heat-insulating layer and the heat-shielding layer. Regarding thermal conductivity, the heat-insulating layer is lower than the block body, the heat-shielding layer is lower than the block body and the heat-insulating layer, and the heat diffusion layer is higher than the heat-insulating layer and the heat-shielding layer. The heat diffusion layer includes a side end edge and an extending portion, each of which abuts the block body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Nou, Osamu Aoki, Yuji Harada, Kenji Uchida, Xiyao Ge
  • Publication number: 20210332749
    Abstract: A combustion chamber structure for an engine includes a combustion chamber that is defined by a cylinder block, a cylinder head, and a piston. The cylinder head includes: a head body that has a lower surface opposing the combustion chamber; and a coat layer that covers the lower surface. The coat layer includes: a heat-insulating layer that is arranged in a region, which opposes a cavity, in the lower surface and has a lower thermal conductivity than the head body; a heat-shielding layer that is arranged to cover the lower surface and has a lower thermal conductivity than the head body and the heat-insulating layer; and a heat diffusion layer that is arranged between the heat-insulating layer and the heat-shielding layer and has a higher thermal conductivity. The heat diffusion layer includes a side end edge and an extending portion, each of which abuts the head body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Nou, Osamu Aoki, Yuji Harada, Kenji Uchida, Xiyao Ge
  • Publication number: 20210310401
    Abstract: A combustion-chamber structure of an engine comprises a combustion chamber which is partitioned by a cylinder block, a cylinder head, a piston, an intake valve, and an exhaust valve. The intake valve (exhaust valve) comprises an intake valve body including an umbrella part having a valve head and a valve face, a heat-insulation layer provided at the valve head and having smaller heat conductivity than the valve body, a heat-barrier layer provided to cover the valve head with the heat-insulation layer and having smaller heat conductivity than the valve body and the heat-insulation layer, and a heat-diffusion layer provided between the heat-insulation layer and the heat-barrier layer and having larger heat conductivity than the heat-insulation layer and the heat-barrier layer. The heat-diffusion layer comprises a contact portion which contacts with the cylinder head when the intake valve is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa NOU, Osamu AOKI, Yuji HARADA, Kenji UCHIDA, Xiyao GE
  • Publication number: 20210303214
    Abstract: A memory system includes a non-volatile memory and a controller that includes a first memory and is configured to write log data to the first memory, including a history of commands for controlling the memory system. An information processing system includes the memory system and an information processing device configured to store an expected value and to transmit a signal that instructs the memory system to stop when a value of the log data transmitted from the memory system does not match the expected value. The expected value and the transmitted value are determined based on the log data of the memory system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKANO, Akihiko ISHIHARA, Shingo TANIMOTO, Yasuaki NAKAZATO, Shinji MAEDA, Minoru UCHIDA, Kenji SAKAUE, Koichi INOUE, Yosuke KINO, Takumi SASAKI, Mikio TAKASUGI, Kouji SAITOU, Hironori NAGAI, Shinya TAKEDA, Akihito TOUHATA, Masaru OGAWA, Akira AOKI
  • Patent number: 11125321
    Abstract: A gear shift control device for an automatic transmission device includes a transmission including an output unit setting and outputting a target value of the hydraulic pressure to the hydraulic control device. The output unit, when the shift stage is changed from a shift stage to another, increases the target value for a first friction coupling portion in the decoupled state in the shift stage to a first value, reduces to a second value, increases to a third value after the value is reduced to the second value, sets to a fourth value after the value is increased to the third value, and sets to a fifth value after the target value is set to the fourth value, and the output unit sets the fourth value according to magnitude of input torque to the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Harada, Futoshi Hattori, Kenji Aoki
  • Patent number: 11118677
    Abstract: A transmission control device is used in an automatic transmission device including a transmission gear having friction coupling portions that are changed between a coupled state and an uncoupled state, and configuring transmission stages corresponding to a combination of the coupled state and the uncoupled state, and a hydraulic control device. The device includes: a determination unit determining a change in the transmission stage; and an output unit setting a target value of the hydraulic pressure, and outputting the target value to the hydraulic control device. In a case where one transmission stage is changed to another, the output unit increases the target value to a first value for a first friction coupling portion in the uncoupled state in the one transmission stage, thereafter, to a second value smaller than the first value and maintaining the uncoupled state, and thereafter, to a third value greater than the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Harada, Futoshi Hattori, Koichi Saito, Kenji Aoki
  • Patent number: 11121123
    Abstract: A semiconductor composite device is provided that includes a voltage regulator, a package board, and a load, and converts an input DC voltage into a different DC voltage to supply the converted DC voltage to the load. The VR includes a semiconductor active element. The package board includes a C layer in which a capacitor is formed, and an L layer in which an inductor is formed. A plurality of through holes penetrate the C layer and the L layer in a direction perpendicular to the mounting face in the package board. The capacitor is connected to the load through the through hole. The inductor is connected to the load through the through hole and to the VR through the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koshi Himeda, Tatsuya Kitamura, Chiharu Sakaki, Shinya Kiyono, Sho Fujita, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takeshi Furukawa, Kenji Nishiyama, Tatsuya Funaki, Kinya Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210181648
    Abstract: A toner comprising a toner particle including a crystalline resin, wherein where a complex modulus of elasticity at 30° C. is denoted by G*(30) and a complex modulus of elasticity at 50° C. is denoted by G*(50) in dynamic viscoelasticity measurement of the toner, and where a peak temperature of an exothermic peak derived from the crystalline resin in a temperature lowering process after a temperature is raised to 150° C., is denoted by Tc (° C.), a peak temperature of an endothermic peak derived from the crystalline resin in a temperature raising process after the temperature lowering process, is denoted by Tm (° C.), and an endothermic quantity is denoted by ?H (J/g) in differential scanning calorimetry of the toner, G*(30), G*(50), Tc, Tm and ?H satisfy specific relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Tsutomu Shimano, Takashi Matsui, Kenji Aoki, Shohei Shibahara, Yuna Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20210181646
    Abstract: A toner comprising a toner particle comprising a binder resin and an azo dye, wherein the binder resin comprises a polymer A, the polymer A is a polymer having a monomer unit derived from methacrylonitrile, and a relationship among an amount of substance (mol) of the monomer unit derived from methacrylonitrile, an amount of substance (mol) of the azo dye, and the number of azo groups in the azo dye in the toner particle satisfies formula below: [(amount of substance of azo dye (mol))×(number of azo groups in azo dye)/(amount of substance of monomer unit derived from methacrylonitrile (mol))]?0.500.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi Matsui, Noritaka Toyoizumi, Tsutomu Shimano, Kenji Aoki, Shohei Shibahara, Yuna Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10981256
    Abstract: A polishing method and a polishing film are provided for automatically performing multi-stage batch polishing on an end surface of a workpiece. An end surface of a workpiece and a polishing plate are moved relative to each other while bringing the end surface of the workpiece into contact with a polishing film of the polishing plate. The end surface is moved in a circular motion with a diameter 2 R relative to the polishing film; the center of the circular motion is moved linearly by a distance S on the polishing film; the polishing film is provided with first, second, and third polishing surfaces; and the polishing film is further provided with cleaning surfaces between the polishing surfaces so that the range of the distance S in which one rotation in the circular motion crosses over different polishing surfaces is reduced, or does not cross over different polishing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: NTT Advanced Technology Corporation, Mipox Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Aoki, Naoki Sugita, Toshihiro Igawa, Mitsunobu Shishido
  • Publication number: 20210001444
    Abstract: In a polishing apparatus, an optical connector polishing jig holds the MT ferrule provided at the connection end portion of the optical connector, the optical connector polishing jig includes: a cylinder base; a cylinder shaft held on the cylinder base to be capable of moving in the up-down direction; and a set block connected to an end of the cylinder shaft and having a hole into which the MT ferrule is inserted and in which fixing means for adjusting the pressing force and fixing the MT ferrule is inserted, and a surface of the fixing means that comes into contact with the MT ferrule has a protrusion that partially protrudes to apply a pressing force to the MT ferrule such that when the MT ferrule is fixed, an end surface of the MT ferrule is slightly deformed and a center portion of the end surface in a longitudinal direction swells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Naoki Sugita, Toshinori Kimura, Masaaki Konishi, Kenji Aoki
  • Patent number: 10877388
    Abstract: A toner, including a toner particle that contains a binder resin and a release agent, wherein the binder resin contains a polymer A, the polymer A including a first monomer unit derived from a first polymerizable monomer and a second monomer unit derived from a second polymerizable monomer different from the first polymerizable monomer; the first polymerizable monomer is selected from (meth)acrylic acid esters having a C18-36 alkyl group; the toner has a first monomer unit content and a second monomer unit content in the polymer A which are within specific ranges, and assuming that an SP value of the first monomer unit is taken as SP11 and an SP value of the second monomer unit is taken as SP21, the formula (1) below is satisfied, and the molecular weight of the release agent is at least 1,000. 3.00?(SP21?SP11)?25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Aoki, Takashi Matsui, Kenta Kamikura, Masao Suzuki, Tsutomu Shimano, Reo Tagawa
  • Patent number: 10877389
    Abstract: The toner has a toner particle in which a toner core containing a binder resin is coated with a shell layer, wherein the binder resin contains a polymer A that has a first monomer unit and a second monomer unit; the first unit is derived from (meth)acrylate ester having an alkyl group having 18 to 36 carbon atoms; the content of the first monomer unit in the polymer is 5.0 to 60.0 mol %; the content of the second monomer unit is 20.0 to 95.0 mol %; the following formula (1) is satisfied when the SP value of the first unit is denoted by SP11 and the SP value of the second unit is denoted by SP21; and the toner core is coated with a highly uniform shell over at least 90% of the circumference of the toner cross section; 3.00?(SP21?SP11)?25.00??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenta Kamikura, Takashi Matsui, Kenji Aoki, Masao Suzuki, Tsutomu Shimano, Reo Tagawa
  • Publication number: 20200362961
    Abstract: A gear shift control device for an automatic transmission device includes a transmission including an output unit setting and outputting a target value of the hydraulic pressure to the hydraulic control device. The output unit, when the shift stage is changed from a shift stage to another, increases the target value for a first friction coupling portion in the decoupled state in the shift stage to a first value, reduces to a second value, increases to a third value after the value is reduced to the second value, sets to a fourth value after the value is increased to the third value, and sets to a fifth value after the target value is set to the fourth value, and the output unit sets the fourth value according to magnitude of input torque to the transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji HARADA, Futoshi HATTORI, Kenji AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200362960
    Abstract: A transmission control device is used in an automatic transmission device including a transmission gear having friction coupling portions that are changed between a coupled state and an uncoupled state, and configuring transmission stages corresponding to a combination of the coupled state and the uncoupled state, and a hydraulic control device. The device includes: a determination unit determining a change in the transmission stage; and an output unit setting a target value of the hydraulic pressure, and outputting the target value to the hydraulic control device. In a case where one transmission stage is changed to another, the output unit increases the target value to a first value for a first friction coupling portion in the uncoupled state in the one transmission stage, thereafter, to a second value smaller than the first value and maintaining the uncoupled state, and thereafter, to a third value greater than the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji HARADA, Futoshi HATTORI, Koichi SAITO, Kenji AOKI
  • Publication number: 20200356019
    Abstract: Provided is a toner has a toner particle containing a binder resin and is characterized in that the binder resin contains a polymer A, which is a polymer of a composition containing a first polymerizable monomer, a second polymerizable monomer and a crosslinking agent, the first polymerizable monomer is at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of (meth)acrylic acid esters having an alkyl group with 18 to 36 carbon atoms, the crosslinking agent has two or more polymerizable double bonds, a content of the first polymerizable monomer in the composition is 5.0 to 60.0 mol %, a content of the second polymerizable monomer is 20.0 to 95.0 mol %, and when the SP values of the first polymerizable monomer, the second polymerizable monomer and the crosslinking agent are denoted by SP12, SP22 and SPC2, respectively, the formulae 0.60?(SP22?SP12)?15.00 and SP12<SPC2<(SP22+3.00) are satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Matsui, Kenta Kamikura, Kenji Aoki, Masao Suzuki, Tsutomu Shimano, Reo Tagawa
  • Publication number: 20200245860
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus that inspects a subject eye of a subject. The ophthalmologic apparatus includes an optometry device for inspecting the subject eye, a base for supporting the optometry device, an face supporter for holding the subject eye at an optometry position by supporting a face of the subject, and a changing device for relatively changing a positional relationship between the optometry position and the base in a working distance direction of the optometry device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki UMANO, Kenji AOKI, Yusuke OOGI
  • Publication number: 20200245863
    Abstract: An OCT system includes an OCT optical system and a reference attachment. The OCT optical system has a beam splitter for splitting light into a measurement optical path and a reference optical path, a photodetector, a first waveguide, a second waveguide, and first connectors provided at end portions of the first waveguide and the second waveguide respectively for indirectly or directly connecting the first waveguide and the second waveguide. The reference attachment has a third waveguide, and second connectors formed at both ends of the third wave guide and configured to be attachable to and detachable from the first connector, and is attached to and detached from the OCT optical system h attaching and detaching each of the second connectors to and from the first connector to change an optical path length of the reference optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya IWATA, Kenji AOKI, Takuya MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10732530
    Abstract: Provided is a toner has a toner particle containing a binder resin and is characterized in that the binder resin contains a polymer A, which is a polymer of a composition containing a first polymerizable monomer, a second polymerizable monomer and a crosslinking agent, the first polymerizable monomer is at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of (meth)acrylic acid esters having an alkyl group with 18 to 36 carbon atoms, the crosslinking agent has two or more polymerizable double bonds, a content of the first polymerizable monomer in the composition is 5.0 to 60.0 mol %, a content of the second polymerizable monomer is 20.0 to 95.0 mol %, and when the SP values of the first polymerizable monomer, the second polymerizable monomer and the crosslinking agent are denoted by SP12, SP22 and SPC2, respectively, the formulae 0.60?(SP22?SP12)?15.00 and SP12<SPC2<(SP22+3.00) are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Matsui, Kenta Kamikura, Kenji Aoki, Masao Suzuki, Tsutomu Shimano, Reo Tagawa
  • Patent number: 10608198
    Abstract: A substrate (100) transmits visible light. Plural light-emitting regions (142) are located on the substrate (100) and are aligned in a first direction. A non-light-emitting region (144) is provided in each area between the plural light-emitting regions (142) and transmits visible light. Moreover, the light-emitting region (142) includes plural light-emitting units (140). The light-emitting units (140) are aligned in the first direction. In addition, each light-emitting unit (140) includes a first electrode (110), an organic layer (120), and a second electrode (130). The organic layer (120) is formed between the first electrode (110) and the second electrode (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION/TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Aoki, Norikazu Mito, Toshinao Yuki