Patents by Inventor Kenji Kimura

Kenji Kimura 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: 11511335
    Abstract: A gas suction device of a casting mold includes an overflow portion, a suction path, and a shut-off valve. The shut-off valve includes a housing section for housing a valve element. An upstream-side housing portion of the housing section has an arc-shaped outer peripheral edge. The overflow portion includes an introduction path which is continuous with the upstream-side housing portion and guides gas to the upstream-side housing portion. At a predetermined location on the outer peripheral edge, the introduction path is connected to the upstream-side housing portion along the tangential direction of the outer peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Ariyama, Masahiro Yamada, Satoru Kimura, Kenji Yuki
  • Publication number: 20220373949
    Abstract: An endless belt includes a metal substrate, and a heat-resistant resin layer that is disposed as an innermost layer on an inner peripheral surface of the metal substrate and that contains a resin and a thermally conductive filler having an aspect ratio of 20 or more. In the heat-resistant resin layer, an orientation ratio of the thermally conductive filler with respect to a circumferential direction of the endless belt is 20% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kenji Omori, Hideaki Ohara, Tomotake Inagaki, Hitoshi Komuro, Jun Kimura
  • Patent number: 11500022
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of sweep modules, a defect detecting unit, and a control unit. Each sweep module includes a battery module and a power circuit module. The defect detecting unit detects a defect for each sweep module. The number of sweep modules is greater S (S?2) than a minimum number of sweep modules required for operation. When the number of defective sweep modules in which a defect has been detected is equal to or less than F (2?F?S), the control unit is configured to disconnect the defective sweep modules from a main line and to continuously execute sweep control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni Yasoshima, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura, Toshihiro Katsuda, Kohei Matsuura, Junichi Matsumoto, Shuji Tomura, Shigeaki Goto, Naoki Yanagizawa, Kyosuke Tanemura, Kazuo Ootsuka, Takayuki Ban, Hironobu Nishi
  • Patent number: 11487232
    Abstract: An endless belt includes a metal substrate, and a heat-resistant resin layer that is disposed as an innermost layer on an inner peripheral surface of the metal substrate and that contains a resin and a thermally conductive filler having an aspect ratio of 20 or more. In the heat-resistant resin layer, an orientation ratio of the thermally conductive filler with respect to a circumferential direction of the endless belt is 20% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kenji Omori, Hideaki Ohara, Tomotake Inagaki, Hitoshi Komuro, Jun Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220334517
    Abstract: A toner-and-developer supply device includes a toner container to contain toner and a developer container to contain a developer. The toner container has a toner discharge port, and the toner container is rotatable about a rotational axis to transport the toner toward the toner discharge port. The developer container has a toner-and-developer discharge port. The developer container is rotatably coupled to the toner container to transport the developer toward the toner-and-developer discharge port when the toner container rotates in a given direction relative to the developer container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji TANAKA, Takahiko KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11475568
    Abstract: A method for controlling display of an abnormality includes obtaining a target chest X-ray image, detecting a structure including a linear structure formed of a first linear area that has been drawn by projecting anatomical structures whose X-ray transmittances are different from each other or a second linear area drawn by projecting an anatomical structure including a wall of a trachea, a wall of a bronchus, or a hair line, calculating an indicator for determining the abnormal state from the structure, comparing the indicator with a reference indicator, and determining whether the structure is in the abnormal state, and displaying, if it is determined that the structure is in the abnormal state, an image of an area of the target chest X-ray image including the structure determined to be in the abnormal state and details of the abnormal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kondo, Jun Ozawa, Hirohiko Kimura, Harumi Itoh, Shinichi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11476688
    Abstract: Provided is a power supply device which includes a plurality of battery modules and in which the battery modules are connected in series with one another in accordance with a gate driving signal from a controller. The power supply device includes a disconnecting part configured to forcibly isolate the battery module from a series connection regardless of the gate driving signal, and limits, in accordance with a target output voltage value, a number of the battery modules to be forcibly isolated by the disconnecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Yanagizawa, Shuji Tomura, Kyosuke Tanemura, Kazuo Ootsuka, Shigeaki Goto, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura
  • Patent number: 11465965
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound that is highly safe and useful in the prevention, alleviation, and/or treatment of various diseases involving enteropeptidase inhibition and/or trypsin inhibition, a pharmaceutical composition containing the compound, a method for producing the compound, and the like. Specifically, the present invention provides a compound represented by the following general formula (I): [wherein: A1 and A2 each independently represent an inhibitor residue having at least one activity selected from an enteropeptidase inhibitory activity and a trypsin inhibitory activity; and Z represents a spacer that links A1 to A2] or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka Yamada, Ken-ichi Komori, Yusuke Shiraishi, Satoshi Umezaki, Naoya Kinoshita, Koji Ito, Tomoko Kanda, Kenji Yoneda, Yasunori Tokunaga, Tomio Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220314309
    Abstract: A gas suction device of a casting mold includes an overflow portion, a suction path, and a shut-off valve. The shut-off valve includes a housing section for housing a valve element. An upstream-side housing portion of the housing section has an arc-shaped outer peripheral edge. The overflow portion includes an introduction path which is continuous with the upstream-side housing portion and guides gas to the upstream-side housing portion. At a predetermined location on the outer peripheral edge, the introduction path is connected to the upstream-side housing portion along the tangential direction of the outer peripheral edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki Ariyama, Masahiro Yamada, Satoru Kimura, Kenji Yuki
  • Publication number: 20220314305
    Abstract: A casting mold is provided with a cavity portion and an overflow portion, and the overflow portion is connected to a gas flow path (suction path). A valve (an on-off valve, a shut-off valve) is provided between the gas flow path and the overflow portion. A heating method for a casting mold includes a step of setting the pressure in the cavity portion to a second pressure by sucking gas in the overflow portion and in the cavity portion while the valve is kept open for a second time period shorter than a first time period during casting. The heating method further includes a step of heating the casting mold by supplying molten metal into the cavity portion set at the second pressure, and solidifying the molten metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Yuki, Ryo Onishi, Satoru Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220314310
    Abstract: A casting mold includes a cavity portion, a gas flow path, and a shut-off valve capable of blocking the gas flow path. An inspection method for the casting mold includes: a step of, when the casting mold is cold, supplying air having a predetermined pressure into the gas flow path while the shut-off valve is closed, and thereafter stopping supply of the air; a step of acquiring a cold time pressure reduction rate of the air in the gas flow path after the supply of the air is stopped; and a step of determining whether the cold time sealing performance of the shut-off valve is good, based on the cold time pressure reduction rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Yuki, Satoru Kimura, Ryo Onishi
  • Publication number: 20220308120
    Abstract: The battery cellar includes a storage cabinet that stores a plurality of used batteries, a power converter (an AC/DC converter and a DC/DC converter) electrically connected between the plurality of used batteries stored in the storage cabinet and a power system, and a server that controls the power converter to charge or discharge the plurality of batteries in response to a demand response request from the power system. The server selects, from the plurality of used batteries, a first battery, the degradation degree of which has reached a reference value, and a second battery, the degradation degree of which does not reach the reference value but is predicted to reach the reference value within a predetermined period, as replacement target batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Masakazu HABU, Masanosuke SUFU, Makito MURAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20220308991
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The memory holds software and a test program configured separately from the software. The processor invokes the test program, based on a test specification information that indicates execution of the software in a test mode. By using the invoked test program, the processor determines an address that indicates a variable for use by a function included in the software and rewrites a value of the variable indicated by the address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukihiro KIMURA, Haruhito NAGATA, Masanori Yano, Kazuhisa Takakuri, Takuya KIRIYAMA, Terumi KASAI, Kenji Kazumura
  • Publication number: 20220311063
    Abstract: The battery cellar includes a storage cabinet that stores a plurality of batteries, an AC/DC converter and a DC/DC converter electrically connected between the plurality of used batteries stored in the storage cabinet and a power system, and a server that controls the AC/DC converter and the DC/DC converter. The server controls the AC/DC converter and the DC/DC converter in response to a demand response request from the power system, and evaluates a degradation degree of each of the plurality of used batteries based on a voltage and a current of each of the plurality of used batteries charged or discharged by the AC/DC converter and the DC/DC converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Masakazu HABU, Masanosuke SUFU, Makito MURAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20220305925
    Abstract: A battery cellar includes: battery groups each including a plurality of batteries; a power converter (AC/DC converter and DC/DC converter) electrically connected between the plurality of batteries and an electric power system, the power converter being capable of bidirectional power conversion; and a server that controls operation of the power converter in accordance with a DR request from the electric power system, to cause charging and discharging of a plurality of batteries. The server suppresses charging and discharging of batteries of a rank representing a smaller degree of battery degradation, relative to charging and discharging of batteries of a rank representing a greater degree of battery degradation. Proper inventory of batteries of a higher rank can thus be ensured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Masakazu HABU, Masanosuke SUFU, Makito MURAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20220311261
    Abstract: The battery cellar includes a storage cabinet that stores a plurality of batteries, a power converter (an AC/DC converter and a DC/DC converter) electrically connected between the plurality of batteries stored in the storage cabinet and a power system to perform a bidirectional power conversion operation, and a server that controls the power converter to charge or discharge the plurality of batteries in response to a DR request from the power system. The server, based on a level of demand determined in accordance with a rank related to a degradation degree of a battery, suppresses the charging/discharging of a battery with a higher demand rank among the plurality of batteries as compared with the charging/discharging of a battery with a lower demand rank among the plurality of batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Masakazu HABU, Masanosuke SUFU, Makito MURAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20220307607
    Abstract: A cap member is used in a shut-off valve including a valve head in which a through hole is formed, the cap member including: a cap member main body screwed into the through hole; a first engaging portion for engaging with a first tool for screwing the cap member main body into the valve head; a second engaging portion formed inside the cap member main body to engage with a second tool for unscrewing the cap member main body from the valve head; and a wall portion covering the second engaging portion so that the second engaging portion is not exposed when the cap member is viewed from the first engaging portion toward the second engaging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Yuki, Masahiro Yamada, Satoru Kimura, Nobuo Kawauchi, Yu Shindo
  • Publication number: 20220311248
    Abstract: A battery cellar includes: battery groups each including a plurality of batteries; a power converter (AC/DC converter and DC/DC converter) electrically connected between the plurality of batteries and an electric power system; and a server that controls operation of the power converter in accordance with a DR request from the electric power system, to cause charging and discharging of the plurality of batteries. The battery groups include a low operating group and a high operating group that is less than or equal to the low operating group in terms of the number of types of ranks of batteries included in each battery group, where the ranks each represent a degree of battery degradation. The server suppresses charging and discharging of the plurality of batteries included in the low operating group, relative to charging and discharging of the plurality of batteries included in the high operating group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Masakazu HABU, Masanosuke SUFU, Makito MURAMATSU
  • Patent number: 11441680
    Abstract: A control device for an automatic transmission includes a parking lock mechanism configured to lock/unlock rotation of a power transmission shaft by setting a parking rod at locked/unlocked position when the automatic transmission is in a parking range or in other ranges, a parking drive mechanism configured to set the parking rod at the unlocked position by supplying hydraulic pressure, a hydraulic pressure control valve configured to intercept the hydraulic pressure supply to the parking drive mechanism when power is supplied thereto, and supply the pressure when power is not supplied thereto, a regulating mechanism configured to regulate the movement of the parking rod at the locked position, and a controller configured to, when the parking rod is at the locked position, maintain supply of power to the valve, while an engine speed is higher than a given value, after power of a vehicle is turned OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Kimura, Kenji Sawa, Yasuo Shigenaka
  • Patent number: 11429038
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for an imaging apparatus includes a housing to accommodate toner, and an inlet port and an outlet port formed in the housing. The outlet port supplies the toner to a developing device of the imaging apparatus. The inlet port receives a residual toner removed from an image carrier of the developing device as a recycled toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenji Tanaka, Takahiko Kimura