Patents by Inventor Kenji Kato

Kenji Kato 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: 20200412213
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a core product includes injecting molten resin into a resin injection portion provided in a core body so as to extend in a longitudinal direction of the core body, and forming a core product by welding the core body. A buffer region is set between the resin injection portion and a periphery of the core body in a lateral direction of the core body. The core product is formed by welding the core body so that a weld bead formed on the core body is prohibited from reaching the buffer region, and so that the weld bead is spaced apart from the resin injection portion in the lateral direction of the core body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji KATSUKI, Takashi FUKUMOTO, Yasutaka OBA, Go KATO
  • Publication number: 20200406391
    Abstract: There is provided a linear friction welding method of joining a first member with a second member. The linear friction welding method includes bringing a first plane, a second plane and a first corner portion in an R shape or in a chamfered shape of a first joint surface of the first member into contact with a third plane, a forth plane and a second corner portion in a shape that matches the shape of the first corner portion of a second joint surface of the second member; vibrating either the first member or the second member along an extending direction of the first corner portion and the second corner portion; and joining the first member with the second member by using frictional heat that is generated by friction between the first joint surface and the second joint surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Sabrina Alam KHAN, Kenji SEKIDO, Takuya HIGUCHI, Jun YANAGIMOTO, Masayoshi ZAITSU, Fumihiro KATO, Hironori OKAUCHI, Takashi YOKOYAMA, Hideki OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200412212
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rotating body includes disposing an end plate on an end surface of the core body in a height direction, and forming the rotating body by welding the end plate and the core body together. The rotating body is formed by welding the end plate and the core body together while a temperature of the core body and the end plate is within a predetermined operational a temperature range associated with rotation of the rotating body in a manufactured state of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji KATSUKI, Takashi FUKUMOTO, Yasutaka OBA, Go KATO, Masashi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10870939
    Abstract: There is provided a sewing machine needle 10 including: a shank portion 11 that is attached to a sewing machine; and a shaft portion 12 that is provided on a front end side of the shank portion 11; wherein: a needle eye 13 is formed to penetrate the shaft portion 12, and a long groove 14 for guiding a thread from a position of the needle eye 13 toward the shank portion 11 is formed in the shaft portion 12; and a suppression portion 16 for suppressing movement of a needle thread 21 is provided in an intermediate portion of the long groove 14. Thus, it is possible to provide a sewing machine needle by which a loop can be formed stably and that causes few damage to a needle thread and can be also manufactured easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Chie Hasegawa, Yuji Ichikawa, Mai Mitsuya, Kazutaka Hakoyama, Kenji Kato, Yoshikazu Kohara
  • Publication number: 20200392266
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer, which includes polymerizing a fluoromonomer in an aqueous medium in the presence of a polymer (1), the polymer (1) including a polymerized unit derived from a monomer CX2?CY(—CZ2—O—Rf-A), wherein X is the same or different and is —H or —F; Y is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluorine-containing alkyl group; Z is the same or different and is —H, —F, an alkyl group, or a fluoroalkyl group; Rf is a C1-C40 fluorine-containing alkylene group or a C—C100 fluorine-containing alkylene group and having an ether bond; and A is —COOM, —SO3M, or —OSO3M, wherein M is —H, a metal atom, —NR74, imidazolium optionally having a substituent, pyridinium optionally having a substituent, or phosphonium optionally having a substituent, wherein R7 is H or an organic group, providing that at least one of X, Y, and Z contains a fluorine atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori NANBA, Kenji ICHIKAWA, Yohei FUJIMOTO, Hirotoshi YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki SATO, Taketo KATO, Kengo ITO, Sumi ISHIHARA, Masahiro HIGASHI, Satoru YONEDA, Hirokazu AOYAMA, Masamichi SUKEGAWA, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Takahiro TAIRA, Chiaki OKUI, Taku YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200391696
    Abstract: A wearable key device is to be used while being worn on a predetermined position of a body and includes a ring communication module, an imaging device, and a ring controller. The ring communication module is configured to wirelessly communicate with an authentication device provided to a predetermined protection object. The imaging device is configured to capture an image of the predetermined position of the body. The ring controller is configured to acquire wearer information that is biometric information of a wearer who wears the wearable key device based on the image captured by the imaging device. The wearer information is used for determining whether the wearer is an authorized user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yoichi KATO, Takeshi KUMAZAKI, Kenji KATO
  • Publication number: 20200379438
    Abstract: A numerical control device includes a first control unit to write a control right request for a second system axis to a shared area in a case where a machining program contains an axis exchange command designating a second system axis that is driven by a second control unit, and determines acquisition of a control right for the second system axis based on a response from the second control unit written to the shared area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji KATO, Masakazu SAGASAKI
  • Patent number: 10848039
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rotor core having a plurality of core members stacked together includes determining weight imbalances for the plurality of core members with respect to a central axis of the rotor core; combining the weight imbalances of the plurality of core members to determine a weight distribution of the rotor core; and displacing the weight imbalances of one or more of the plurality of core members to adjust a position of the weight distribution of the rotor core with respect to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Nagai, Kenji Katsuki, Go Kato
  • Patent number: 10847620
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor chip and a mounting substrate. The semiconductor chip has an element structure including: a silicon carbide substrate that has a hexagonal crystal structure; a gate electrode that is disposed on a part above a first surface corresponding to a (0001) plane or a (000-1) plane of the silicon carbide substrate; an insulating film that is interposed between the silicon carbide substrate and the gate electrode; and a source and a drain that are disposed with respect to the silicon carbide substrate and the gate electrode such that at least a part of a channel through which a carrier moves extends in a <1-100> direction of crystal orientation of the silicon carbide substrate. The mounting substrate is fixed with the semiconductor chip such that compressive stress in a <11-20> direction of crystal orientation of the silicon carbide substrate is applied to the semiconductor chip at least in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akihiro Goryu, Mitsuaki Kato, Kenji Hirohata
  • Publication number: 20200356652
    Abstract: A vehicle authentication system includes a ring-type wearable device, an in-vehicle device, and a communication terminal. The in-vehicle device performs authentication regarding use of the vehicle. The in-vehicle device causes a short-range communication module to perform short-range wireless communication with the ring-type wearable device that has unique identification information. The in-vehicle device acquires information received by a wide area communication module configured to communicate, via a network, with the communication terminal configured to make a reservation for the use of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Toru YAMAGUCHI, Kenji KATO, Takeshi KUMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10808831
    Abstract: In a power transmitting system of a vehicle including a differential gear device including a differential shaft; a first oil pump; a first oil strainer connected to the first oil pump; a second oil pump; a second oil strainer connected to the second oil pump; and a casing within which the engine drive shaft, the differential gear device, the first and second oil pumps, and the first and second oil strainers are accommodated, such that the engine drive shaft and the differential shaft of the differential gear device are spaced apart from each other in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle, the first and the second oil strainers are disposed between the engine drive shaft and the differential shaft of the differential gear device in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and are spaced apart from each other in an axial direction of the engine drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiko Ikeda, Masataka Sugiyama, Tomoaki Suzuki, Hiroshi Kato, Satoshi Miyanaga, Kenji Asai
  • Publication number: 20200324777
    Abstract: A driving assistance device includes a lane change detection unit, a lane identification unit, a first space determination unit, an operation control unit. The lane identification unit identifies an original lane and a destination lane by using a detection result obtained by a boundary detection unit that detects a first boundary and a second boundary. The first boundary is a boundary between the original lane and the destination lane, and the second boundary is a boundary that defines the original lane and is located on a side opposite to the first boundary. When it is detected that the own vehicle is scheduled to perform a lane change and it is determined that the passable space is present, the operation control unit causes the own vehicle to perform a lateral movement operation before the lane change is performed. The lateral movement operation causes the own vehicle to approach the destination lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji KATO, Satoru NORO
  • Publication number: 20200305731
    Abstract: Provided is a cerebral blood flow measurement method of quantitatively measuring cerebral blood flow, the measurement method including: a tracer introducing step of introducing a tracer into a blood vessel; a light applying step of applying measurement light including an absorption wavelength of the tracer to a head; a light detecting step of detecting the measurement light propagating in the head and generating a detection signal based on light intensity of the measurement light; and a calculation step of calculating cerebral blood flow on the basis of a relative change over time ?Q of a concentration of the tracer in a brain tissue which is acquired on the basis of the detection signal and a predetermined relationship between a change over time of a concentration Pa of the tracer in an artery of the head and cerebral blood flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji YOSHITANI, Shinya KATO, Mariko EZAKA, Takeo OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200282495
    Abstract: Laser processing head (20) of the present disclosure includes housing (30), transparent protector (40), and temperature sensor (70). Housing (30) includes an optical path of processing laser light (LB). Transparent protector (40) is detachably fixed to housing (30), passes processing laser light (LB), and suppresses dust of work material (W) entering into housing (30). Here, the dust is generated from the work material (W) irradiated with processing laser light (LB). Temperature sensor (70) detects the temperature of transparent protector (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Naoya KATO, Takayuki YAMASHITA, Doukei NAGAYASU, Kenji HOSHINO, Hideaki YAMAGUCHI, Ryo ISHIKAWA, Shinya DOMOTO, Kiyotaka EIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20200258332
    Abstract: A transmission control device is used in an authentication system. The authentication system enables control of an authentication target based on authentication established by verification via wireless communication between the authentication target and a portable device carried by a user. The transmission control device outputs a drive current to a transmission antenna to cause the transmission antenna to transmit a signal having a predetermined frequency band. The transmission control device adjusts the output drive current. The transmission control device detects a current flowing through the transmission antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Kenji KATO
  • Publication number: 20200238835
    Abstract: A controller of an embodiment includes a limiter receiving an active current command initial value, limiting a maximum value of the active current command initial value with a predetermined value, and outputting a first value; a circuit to calculate a reactive current command initial value; a calculator to calculate a reactive current command adjustment value; a unit receiving the first value as an input, and calculating a reactive current upper limit value such that a composite value of the first value and the reactive current upper limit value is equal to or smaller than an input current maximum value; and a limiter to output the reactive current command adjustment value or the reactive current upper limit value, whichever is smaller. The predetermined value is a value to set the reactive current upper limit value to a value larger than zero and smaller than the input current maximum value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: Central Japan Railway Company, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Ken KUNOMURA, Toshimasa SHIMIZU, Kenji SATO, Hirokazu KATO, Kazuaki YUUKI, Toshiyuki UCHIDA, Masatsugu MORITA, Hiroki MIYAJIMA, Yukitaka MONDEN
  • Publication number: 20200230590
    Abstract: Provided are an anion exchange resin being capable of producing an electrolyte membrane, a binder for forming an electrode catalyst layer and a battery electrode catalyst layer, which have improved electrical properties and chemical properties. For example, used is an anion exchange resin which has a hydrophobic unit being composed of bisphenol AF residues repeated via carbon-carbon bond and a hydrophilic unit being composed of hydrophilic groups repeated via carbon-carbon bond, in which the hydrophilic group is formed by connecting an anion exchange group to a fluorene backbone via a divalent saturated hydrocarbon group, and in which the hydrophobic unit and the hydrophilic unit are connected via carbon-carbon bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: University Of Yamanashi, Takahata Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji MIYATAKE, Junpei Miyake, Taro Kimura, Naoki Yokota, Katsuya Nagase, Yousuke Konno, Koichiro Asazawa, Aoi Takano, Takeshi Kato
  • Patent number: 10711855
    Abstract: A control device for a selectable one-way clutch includes a pocket plate; a notch plate rotating relative to the pocket plate; a selector plate between the pocket plate and the notch plate rotating coaxially with the notch plate to change between a state allowing engagement members to pass through respective openings and to stand up from a side close to the pocket plate toward a side close to the notch plate and a state allowing the housing recesses to house the engagement members; and a motion detection unit detecting a motion of the selector plate. Further, when an unintended motion of the selector plate is detected, the pocket plate and the notch plate to rotate differentially at a rotation speed equal to or less than a predetermined absolute value, and the selectable one-way clutch to fall into a state of ratchet or into a state of overrun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Kurosaki, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Hiroyuki Shibata, Kenji Itagaki, Koichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20200215650
    Abstract: A process fiber (20) includes a first light transmitter configured to transmit the processing laser beam emitted from a processing laser source (12) of a laser processing system (1); a measuring laser source (14); and a second light transmitter fixed to the first light transmitter along the length of the first light transmitter and configured to transmit the measuring laser beam emitted from the measuring laser source (14). The bending radius of the first light transmitter at a predetermined position is detected based on the measuring laser beam reflected by the second light transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Doukei NAGAYASU, Takayuki YAMASHITA, Kenji HOSHINO, Hideaki YAMAGUCHI, Naoya KATO, Ryo ISHIKAWA, Shinya DOMOTO, Kiyotaka EIZUMI
  • Patent number: 10702944
    Abstract: An alloy structure has an arbitrary shape dimension which has high uniformity in the distribution of the element composition. The alloy structure contains Fe and at least four elements, which are selected from the group consisting of elements from atomic number 13 to atomic number 79 included in Group 3 to Group 16 of the periodic table of the elements and have a ratio of the atomic radius to an Fe atom of 0.83 or more but 1.17 or less, each of Fe and the four elements is contained in an atomic concentration range of 5 at % or more but 30 at % or less, a difference in atomic concentration between at least four elements among the at least four elements and Fe is in a range of less than 3 at %, and the alloy structure has, a column crystal in which the at least four elements and Fe are solid-dissolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiko Kato, Kousuke Kuwabara, Tadashi Fujieda, Kinya Aota, Isamu Takahashi, Hiroyuki Satake, Kenji Yamaga, Hajime Murakami