Patents by Inventor Kenji Honda

Kenji Honda 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: 20190356281
    Abstract: A power amplifier includes power amplification circuits in a plurality of stages including a first stage and a second stage, each power amplification circuit including a transistor. The power amplification circuit in the first stage includes a first impedance circuit between an emitter of the transistor and a reference potential. The first impedance circuit has an impedance that does not vary with frequency or an impedance that varies with frequency. The power amplification circuit in the second stage includes a second impedance circuit between an emitter of the transistor and a reference potential. The second impedance circuit has an impedance that does not vary with frequency or an impedance that varies with frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yuri HONDA, Fumio HARIMA, Kenji MUKAI
  • Patent number: 10477043
    Abstract: A document processing apparatus includes an image processing unit, a target determination unit, a text reading unit, and a keyword extraction unit. The image processing unit processes an image. The target determination unit determines whether an image that is a target of a process executed by the image processing unit is to be used as a keyword extraction target. The text reading unit reads a text from the image processed by the image processing unit. The keyword extraction unit extracts a keyword from the text read by the text reading unit from an image determined to be a keyword extraction target by the target determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kuroishi, Chigusa Nakata, Hiroshi Honda, Eiji Nishi, Yoshihiro Sekine, Hiroshi Mikuriya, Takeshi Furuya, Ryuichi Ishizuka
  • Publication number: 20190287256
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that is mounted on a vehicle that runs on a road surface includes: a light source that emits illumination light which is infrared light; a solid-state imaging device that images a subject and outputs an imaging signal indicating a light exposure amount; and a computator that computes subject information regarding the subject by using the imaging signal. The solid-state imaging device includes: first pixels that image the subject by receiving reflected light that is the illumination light reflected off the subject; and second pixels that image the subject by receiving visible light. Information indicated by an imaging signal outputted from the first pixels is information regarding a slope of the road surface, and information indicated by an imaging signal outputted from the second pixels is information regarding an appearance of the road surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji IWAHASHI, Hiroki SHINDE, Tomohiro HONDA, Noritaka SHIMIZU, Hiroshi IWAI, Osamu SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10418669
    Abstract: A method of propagation test on a battery system has: a main irradiation step of irradiating a laser beam in prescribed conditions, on a light-receiving part of the outer member of a light-receiving cell, or on a light-receiving part which is arranged in contact with the outer member of the light-receiving cell, thereby to heat the light-receiving cell; a thermal runaway confirming step of confirming a thermal runaway of the light-receiving cell; an irradiation stopping step of stopping the laser-beam irradiation after the thermal runaway was confirmed in the thermal runaway confirming step; and a system integrity inspection step of inspecting an integrity of the cells other than the light-receiving cell after the irradiation stopping step. The prescribed conditions are conditions in which a melted scar is formed on the light-receiving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories
    Inventors: Keizoh Honda, Hideki Tsuruga, Masachika Kodama, Takeshi Senoo, Kenji Nishioka, Hideo Ichimaru
  • Publication number: 20190280658
    Abstract: A power amplifier module includes a first transistor that amplifies and outputs a radio frequency signal, a second transistor smaller in size than the first transistor and connected in parallel with the first transistor, a third transistor that supplies a bias current to the first and second transistors, a current detection circuit that detects a current flowing through a collector of the second transistor, and a bias control circuit that controls the bias current supplied from the third transistor to the first and second transistors by supplying a current corresponding to a detection result of the current detection circuit to a collector or a drain of the third transistor. In a case that a current flowing through the collector of the second transistor is larger than a predetermined threshold value, the bias control circuit reduces the current supplied to the collector or the drain of the third transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Fuminori MORISAWA, Kenji MUKAI, Yuri HONDA
  • Patent number: 10407276
    Abstract: An elevator device that can continuously evacuate any evacuee left in a building by using an elevator. The elevator device includes a control device configured to maintain an evacuation operation mode corresponding to a rescue floor concerned when a car operation instructing device is operated on the rescue floor concerned before a predetermined time passes from when the car stops at the rescue floor concerned during the evacuation operation mode corresponding to the rescue floor concerned, and release the evacuation operation mode corresponding to the rescue floor concerned when the car operation instructing device is not operated on the rescue floor concerned before the predetermined time passes from when the car stops at the rescue floor concerned during the evacuation operation mode corresponding to the rescue floor concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Chiaki Honda, Masashi Komatsu, Ashiqur Rahman, David Willem Lodewijk Offerhaus, Takaharu Ueda, Shinichi Kuroda, Koji Yamagishi, Kenji Taniyama
  • Patent number: 10310264
    Abstract: A virtual image display device is provided with a portable terminal holding unit, a combiner and base unit. The portable terminal holding unit detachably holds a portable terminal equipped with a display for displaying a guide image. The combiner reflects the light of the guide image displayed by the portable terminal to let an observer visually recognize the image as a virtual image. The base unit is connected to the portable terminal holding unit and the combiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Imasaka, Kenji Nakamura, Hideaki Takahashi, Shunichiro Nagao, Chihiro Hirose, Atsushi Honda
  • Patent number: 10303138
    Abstract: An equipment control system includes an equipment control device that controls equipment provided in an office room, and an external control device that is provided outside the office room and controls the equipment provided in the office room via the equipment control device, wherein when a predetermined condition is satisfied, a control device that controls the equipment is switched from one of the equipment control device and the external control device to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Sekine, Chigusa Nakata, Hiroshi Honda, Eiji Nishi, Kenji Kuroishi, Hiroshi Mikuriya, Takeshi Furuya, Ryuichi Ishizuka, Keita Sakakura
  • Publication number: 20190017584
    Abstract: A driving system includes a drive source for driving a left drive portion and a right drive portion, a power transmission mechanism having first and second differential mechanisms each including a first rotating element, a second rotating element and a third rotating element and a switching unit. The first rotating elements of the first and second differential mechanisms are connected to each other so as to rotate in the same direction, the second rotating elements of the first and second differential elements are connected to the left drive portion and the right drive portion, respectively, and the third rotating elements of the first and second differential mechanisms are connected to each other so as to rotate in opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nakayama, Kenji Honda
  • Patent number: 10100910
    Abstract: A driving system includes a drive source for driving a left drive portion and a right drive portion, a power transmission mechanism having a first and second differential mechanisms each including a first rotating element, a second rotating element and a third rotating element and a switching unit. The first rotating elements of the first and second differential mechanisms are connected to each other so as to rotate in the same direction, the second rotating elements of the first and second differential elements are connected to the left drive portion and the right drive portion, respectively, and the third rotating elements of the first and second differential mechanism are connected to each other so as to rotate in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nakayama, Kenji Honda
  • Patent number: 9702449
    Abstract: Triple pinion gears each of which is comprised of integrally formed first to third pinion gears, and additional pinion gears rotatably supported by a rotatable carrier. The additional pinion gears mesh with a sun gear and associated ones of third pinion gears, and first and second pinion gears mesh with first and second ring gears, respectively. The rotational speeds of four rotary elements of the carrier, the sun gear, and the first and second ring gears satisfy a collinear relationship in which the rotational speeds thereof are aligned in a single straight line in a collinear chart. The sun gear and the carrier, positioned at opposite outer sides of the straight line in the collinear chart, respectively, are connected to first and second rotating electric machines, respectively, and the second and first ring gears, positioned adjacent to the two, respectively, are connected to left and right output shafts and, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Honda
  • Publication number: 20160341295
    Abstract: Triple pinion gears each of which is comprised of integrally formed first to third pinion gears, and additional pinion gears rotatably supported by a rotatable carrier. The additional pinion gears mesh with a sun gear and associated ones of third pinion gears, and first and second pinion gears mesh with first and second ring gears, respectively. The rotational speeds of four rotary elements of the carrier, the sun gear, and the first and second ring gears satisfy a collinear relationship in which the rotational speeds thereof are aligned in a single straight line in a collinear chart. The sun gear and the carrier, positioned at opposite outer sides of the straight line in the collinear chart, respectively, are connected to first and second rotating electric machines, respectively, and the second and first ring gears, positioned adjacent to the two, respectively, are connected to left and right output shafts and, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Honda
  • Patent number: 9494218
    Abstract: In a power plant, the rotational speeds of four rotary elements, formed by a rotatable carrier that rotatably supports first and second pinion gears which are in mesh with each other, first and second gears which are in mesh with one of the two pinion gears, and a third gear, which is in mesh with the other of the two pinion gears, satisfy a collinear relationship in which the rotational speeds are aligned in a single straight line in a collinear chart. The first and second outer rotary elements, which are positioned at opposite outer sides of the straight line in the collinear chart, respectively, are connected to first and second energy input/output units, respectively. First and second quasi-outer rotary elements positioned adjacent to the first and second outer rotary elements, respectively, are connected to one and the other of two driven parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Honda
  • Publication number: 20160312873
    Abstract: A driving system includes a drive source for driving a left drive portion and a right drive portion, a power transmission mechanism having a first and second differential mechanisms each including a first rotating element, a second rotating element and a third rotating element and a switching unit. The first rotating elements of the first and second differential mechanisms are connected to each other so as to rotate in the same direction, the second rotating elements of the first and second differential elements are connected to the left drive portion and the right drive portion, respectively, and the third rotating elements of the first and second differential mechanism are connected toe ach other so as to rotate in opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nakayama, Kenji Honda
  • Patent number: 9352866
    Abstract: A tofu packing apparatus for packing plural tofu blocks in individual packs for sales includes a conveyor for conveying the plural tofu blocks cut to a predetermined size and arrayed at predetermined intervals, and a paired grasp plates be driven in the direction to approach each other. The tofu blocks cut to a predetermined size are grasped with the paired grasp plates, moved to predetermined positions above packaging packs conveyed to predetermined positions with the packaging pack conveyance apparatus, and dropped and packed in the packaging packs through release of grasp by the paired grasp plates. The tofu blocks may be dropped and housed in the packaging packs while at least maintaining the tofu blocks in a holding state by the paired grasp plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TAKAI TOFU & SOYMILK EQUIPMENT CO.
    Inventors: Toichiro Takai, Masahide Takeda, Kenji Honda, Toshio Hirata
  • Patent number: 9248732
    Abstract: A power plant capable of suppressing loss, and attaining downsizing and enhancement of mountability of the power plant. In the power plant T, the rotational speeds of third to first sun gears S3 to S1 and a carrier member 111 are in a collinear relationship with each other, and are sequentially aligned in the mentioned order in a collinear chart indicating the relationship between the rotational speeds. Further, the third sun gear S3 and the carrier member 111 are connected to first and second torque generators 113 and 114 capable of generating positive torque and negative torque, respectively, and the second and first sun gears S2 and S1 are connected to one and the other of two rotating shafts, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Honda
  • Patent number: 9133925
    Abstract: A power plant capable of achieving downsizing thereof. The power plant 1 is comprised of a double pinion gear 14 formed by first and second pinion gears P1 and P2 integrally formed with each other, a pinion gear P in mesh with the first pinion gear P1, a rotatable carrier member 13 rotatably supporting the double pinion gear 14 and the pinion gear P, a rotatable sun gear S in mesh with the pinion gear P, a rotatable first ring gear R1 in mesh with the first pinion gear P1 and connected to one SRR of the two rotating shafts, a rotatable second ring gear R2 in mesh with the second pinion gear P2 and connected to the other SRL of the two rotating shafts, a first energy input/output device 11 connected to the carrier member 13 and capable of inputting and outputting rotational energy, and a second energy input/output device 12 connected to the sun gear S and capable of inputting and outputting rotational energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Honda, Yasuji Shibahata
  • Publication number: 20150192192
    Abstract: In a power plant, the rotational speeds of four rotary elements, formed by a rotatable carrier that rotatably supports first and second pinion gears which are in mesh with each other, first and second gears which are in mesh with one of the two pinion gears, and a third gear, which is in mesh with the other of the two pinion gears, satisfy a collinear relationship in which the rotational speeds are aligned in a single straight line in a collinear chart. The first and second outer rotary elements, which are positioned at opposite outer sides of the straight line in the collinear chart, respectively, are connected to first and second energy input/output units, respectively. First and second quasi-outer rotary elements positioned adjacent to the first and second outer rotary elements, respectively, are connected to one and the other of two driven parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventor: Kenji Honda
  • Patent number: 9028456
    Abstract: An infusion pump is provided with a slide clamp mechanism having a clamp member for closing or opening an infusion tube and a valve mechanism for pressing the infusion tube to stop flow of a solution in the infusion tube and has a structure where an interlocking mechanism for interlocking the slide clamp mechanism with the valve mechanism only by manipulation of a handle is disposed. During a series of manipulations of the handle, the infusion tube is always closed by one or both of the slide clamp and valves 14A and 14B, so that free flow of a solution in the infusion tube 40 can be entirely prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Namiki Seimitsu Houseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Kasai, Kenji Honda
  • Publication number: 20150065282
    Abstract: A power plant capable of achieving downsizing thereof. The power plant 1 is comprised of a double pinion gear 14 formed by first and second pinion gears P1 and P2 integrally formed with each other, a pinion gear P in mesh with the first pinion gear P1, a rotatable carrier member 13 rotatably supporting the double pinion gear 14 and the pinion gear P, a rotatable sun gear S in mesh with the pinion gear P, a rotatable first ring gear R1 in mesh with the first pinion gear P1 and connected to one SRR of the two rotating shafts, a rotatable second ring gear R2 in mesh with the second pinion gear P2 and connected to the other SRL of the two rotating shafts, a first energy input/output device 11 connected to the carrier member 13 and capable of inputting and outputting rotational energy, and a second energy input/output device 12 connected to the sun gear S and capable of inputting and outputting rotational energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kenji Honda, Yasuji Shibahata