Patents by Inventor Kenji Kodaka

Kenji Kodaka 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: 9458091
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing an aromatic amide carboxylic acid derivative represented by the following Formula (2), including a step of reacting an aromatic amide halide derivative represented by the following Formula (1) with carbon monoxide. In the following Formulae (1) and (2), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; X1 represents a fluorine atom or a cyano group; X2 represents a halogen atom; and n represents an integer of from 0 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Kitajima, Kenji Kodaka, Hiroyuki Katsuta, Kunio Okumura
  • Patent number: 9406230
    Abstract: This drive control apparatus, includes: a traveling speed detection portion that detects a traveling speed of an own vehicle; an object detection portion that detects an object around an own vehicle and obtains an object detection result; a time-to-collision calculation portion that calculates time to when the object and the own vehicle collide against each other based on the traveling speed and the object detection result; and an alarm portion that raises an alarm to a driver based on the time to collision, in which the alarm portion: obtains reference alarm start time that is preset as a reference value for starting the alarm, and a predetermined distance that is preset as a minimum value of an error in distance perception of the driver; adds time obtained by dividing the predetermined distance by the traveling speed and raises the alarm to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kuroba, Hideaki Nara, Kenji Kodaka
  • Publication number: 20150266811
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing an aromatic amide carboxylic acid derivative represented by the following Formula (2), including a step of reacting an aromatic amide halide derivative represented by the following Formula (1) with carbon monoxide. In the following Formulae (1) and (2), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; X1 represents a fluorine atom or a cyano group; X2 represents a halogen atom; and n represents an integer of from 0 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuki Kitajima, Kenji Kodaka, Hiroyuki Katsuta, Kunio Okumura
  • Patent number: 9079827
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing an aromatic amide carboxylic acid derivative represented by the following Formula (2), including a step of reacting an aromatic amide halide derivative represented by the following Formula (1) with carbon monoxide. In the following Formulae (1) and (2), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; X1 represents a fluorine atom or a cyano group; X2 represents a halogen atom; and n represents an integer of from 0 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Kitajima, Kenji Kodaka, Hiroyuki Katsuta, Kunio Okumura
  • Publication number: 20140104050
    Abstract: This drive control apparatus, includes: a traveling speed detection portion that detects a traveling speed of an own vehicle; an object detection portion that detects an object around an own vehicle and obtains an object detection result; a time-to-collision calculation portion that calculates time to when the object and the own vehicle collide against each other based on the traveling speed and the object detection result; and an alarm portion that raises an alarm to a driver based on the time to collision, in which the alarm portion: obtains reference alarm start time that is preset as a reference value for starting the alarm, and a predetermined distance that is preset as a minimum value of an error in distance perception of the driver; adds time obtained by dividing the predetermined distance by the traveling speed and raises the alarm to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kuroba, Hideaki Nara, Kenji Kodaka
  • Publication number: 20130317247
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing an aromatic amide carboxylic acid derivative represented by the following Formula (2), including a step of reacting an aromatic amide halide derivative represented by the following Formula (1) with carbon monoxide. In the following Formulae (1) and (2), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; X1 represents a fluorine atom or a cyano group; X2 represents a halogen atom; and n represents an integer of from 0 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS AGRO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Kitajima, Kenji Kodaka, Hiroyuki Katsuta, Kunio Okumura
  • Patent number: 8146237
    Abstract: In a magnetic head manufacturing method, a floated surface of each block having plural magnetic head elements formed and arranged on a substrate is ground and lapped in a grinding/lapping step. The grinding/lapping step contains an angle adjusting step for adjusting the angle of the floated surface of the block with reference to a magnetic-head-element formed surface of a substrate and grinding the floated surface concerned, and a finishing lapping step of lapping the floated surface at an angle adjusted in the angle adjusting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ito, Osamu Fukuroi, Hiroyasu Tuchiya, Kenji Kodaka
  • Patent number: 7712205
    Abstract: In a magnetic head manufacturing method, a floated surface of each block having plural magnetic head elements formed and arranged on a substrate is ground and lapped in a grinding/lapping step. The grinding/lapping step contains an angle adjusting step for adjusting the angle of the floated surface of the block with reference to a magnetic-head-element formed surface of a substrate and grinding the floated surface concerned, and a finishing lapping step of lapping the floated surface at an angle adjusted in the angle adjusting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ito, Osamu Fukuroi, Hiroyasu Tuchiya, Kenji Kodaka
  • Publication number: 20090208777
    Abstract: In a magnetic head manufacturing method, a floated surface of each block having plural magnetic head elements formed and arranged on a substrate is ground and lapped in a grinding/lapping step. The grinding/lapping step contains an angle adjusting step for adjusting the angle of the floated surface of the block with reference to a magnetic-head-element formed surface of a substrate and grinding the floated surface concerned, and a finishing lapping step of lapping the floated surface at an angle adjusted in the angle adjusting step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: SAE Magnetic (H.K) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ito, Osamu Fukuroi, Hiroyasu Tuchiya, Kenji Kodaka
  • Patent number: 7412329
    Abstract: In a travel safety system for a vehicle: a preceding vehicle V1 in a travel direction of a subject vehicle V is detected by a radar device; an overlap amount ? (smaller one of ?(L) and ?(R)), at which the preceding vehicle V1 overlaps a predicted course for the subject vehicle V, is calculated; and when time for which the over lap amount ? exceeding a predetermined value exceeds a predetermined period, it is determined that there is a possibility that the subject vehicle V comes into contact with the preceding vehicle V1, and a safety system comprising a warning or an automatic braking is actuated. Thus, if it is determined that there is a possibility of contact between the subject vehicle V and the preceding vehicle V1 due to course change of the subject vehicle V or the preceding vehicle, it is possible to prevent the safety system from being unnecessarily actuated to provide a sense of discomfort to a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Urai, Makoto Otabe, Kenji Kodaka
  • Publication number: 20060103990
    Abstract: In a magnetic head manufacturing method, a floated surface of each block having plural magnetic head elements formed and arranged on a substrate is ground and lapped in a grinding/lapping step. The grinding/lapping step contains an anglea djusting step for adjusting the angle of the floated surface of the block with reference to a magnetic-head-element formed surface of a substrate and grinding the floated surface concerned, and a finishing lapping step of lapping the floated surface at an angle adjusted in the angle adjusting step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ito, Osamu Fukuroi, Hiroyasu Tuchiya, Kenji Kodaka
  • Publication number: 20050004760
    Abstract: In a travel safety system for a vehicle: a preceding vehicle V1 in a travel direction of a subject vehicle V is detected by a radar device; an overlap amount ? (smaller one of ?(L) and ?(R)), at which the preceding vehicle V1 overlaps a predicted course for the subject vehicle V, is calculated; and when time for which the over lap amount ? exceeding a predetermined value exceeds a predetermined period, it is determined that there is a possibility that the subject vehicle V comes into contact with the preceding vehicle V1, and a safety system comprising a warning or an automatic braking is actuated. Thus, if it is determined that there is a possibility of contact between the subject vehicle V and the preceding vehicle V1 due to course change of the subject vehicle V or the preceding vehicle, it is possible to prevent the safety system from being unnecessarily actuated to provide a sense of discomfort to a driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Urai, Makoto Otabe, Kenji Kodaka
  • Patent number: 6574559
    Abstract: A collision avoiding system is provided to enhance a collision avoiding effect by stabilizing a vehicle behavior during automatic braking. Steering controlling apparatus includes not only an ordinary electric power steering control unit but also an active steering reaction calculating unit for driving a motor of a steering system to compensate for the influence of disturbances, if the vehicle is shocked by an unusual bounce from an uneven road or the like. When obstacle detecting apparatus such as a laser-radar detects an obstacle which requires operation of automatic braking, a control parameter changing unit receives the automatic braking activating signal to make a change in the control parameters for an active steering reaction control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Shinmura, Kenji Kodaka, Yoichi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 6571176
    Abstract: A steering actuator is prevented from generating excess steering torque that gives an uncomfortable feeling to a driver who is holding a steering wheel when a collision between a vehicle and an oncoming vehicle is avoided by automatic steering by the actuator. When there is a possibility of a collision between the vehicle and an oncoming vehicle, the collision with the oncoming vehicle is avoided by supplying a lateral movement control current having a sinusoidal shape to the actuator of an electric power steering device to move the vehicle laterally. The yaw angle of the vehicle is detected by integrating the yaw rate simultaneously with the start of the lateral movement, and in order to return the vehicle attitude of the vehicle to its original state by converging the yaw angle to 0 in the final stage of the lateral movement, a yaw angle correction control current is superimposed on the lateral movement control current and supplied to the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Shinmura, Kenji Kodaka
  • Patent number: 6504473
    Abstract: When a turning state of a subject vehicle is detected, the action timing of the contact avoidance support device is slower than when the turning state is not detected. When an action timing determining part 22 estimates that there is the possibility of the subject vehicle coming into contact with the vehicle in front and a turning state of the subject vehicle is detected based on the output from a transversal acceleration sensor S4, a changing rate of the steering angle sensor S5, and a yaw rate sensor S3, a compensation interval calculating part 23 calculates a compensation interval depending on the size of the detected turning state (the amount of the steering angle, the changing rate of the steering angle, and the transversal acceleration). The action timing of the brake actuator 12 is slowed by this compensation interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Ichikawa, Yoshihiro Urai, Kenji Kodaka
  • Patent number: 6338022
    Abstract: The operational burden and uncomfortable feeling given to a driver by automatically restoring the disturbance in the vehicle attitude of a vehicle caused by a collision avoidance control, is reduced when avoiding a collision between the vehicle and an oncoming vehicle by automatic steering. When there is a possibility of a collision between the vehicle and an oncoming vehicle, the collision with the oncoming vehicle is avoided by supplying a lateral movement control current I1 having a sinusoidal shape to the actuator of the electric power steering device, to move the vehicle laterally. The yaw angle of the vehicle is detected by integrating the yaw rate simultaneously with the start of the lateral movement, and in order to return the vehicle attitude of the vehicle to its original state by converging the yaw angle to 0 in the final stage of the lateral movement, a yaw angle correction control current I2 is superimposed on the lateral movement control current I1 and supplied to the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Shinmura, Kenji Kodaka
  • Publication number: 20010054956
    Abstract: When a turning state of a subject vehicle is detected, the action timing of the contact avoidance support device is slower than when the turning state is not detected. When an action timing determining part 22 estimates that there is the possibility of the subject vehicle coming into contact with the vehicle in front and a turning state of the subject vehicle is detected based on the output from a transversal acceleration sensor S4, a changing rate of the steering angle sensor S5, and a yaw rate sensor S3, a compensation interval calculating part 23 calculates a compensation interval depending on the size of the detected turning state (the amount of the steering angle, the changing rate of the steering angle, and the transversal acceleration). And the action timing of the break actuator 12 is slowed by this compensation interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Applicant: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Ichikawa, Yoshihiro Urai, Kenji Kodaka
  • Patent number: 6331634
    Abstract: A compound represented by the formula (1) which is useful as an agricultural fungicide or an intermediate thereof can be obtained by reacting a compound of the general formula (2) with a compound of the general formula (3) in the presence of an acid and reducing the resulted reaction mixture. wherein, each of R1 to R4 and R1a to R4a independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, and R represents an alkyl group, alkoxy group, phenyl group or 5-membered or 6-membered heterocyclic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Katsuta, Seiichi Ishii, Kanji Tomiya, Kenji Kodaka
  • Patent number: 6331639
    Abstract: A compound represented by the formula (1) which is useful as an agricultural fungicide or an intermediate thereof can be obtained by reacting a compound of the general formula (2) with a compound of the general formula (3) in the presence of an acid and reducing the resulted reaction mixture. wherein, each of R1 to R4 and R1a to R4a independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, and R represents an alkyl group, alkoxy group, phenyl group or 5-membered or 6-membered heterocyclic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Katsuta, Seiichi Ishii, Kanji Tomiya, Kenji Kodaka
  • Patent number: 6317693
    Abstract: In a safety running system, a transverse travelling distance resulting when a subject vehicle travels to a current position of an oncoming vehicle is calculated based on the vehicle velocity and yaw rate of the subject vehicle, a relative transverse distance of the oncoming vehicle relative to a vehicle body axis of the subject vehicle is calculated based on a relative distance, relative velocity and relative angle between the subject vehicle and the oncoming vehicle detected by a radar information processor. When a relative transverse deviation obtained by subtracting the transverse travelling distance from the relative transverse distance resides within a range and that state continues to exist over a predetermined time period, it is judged that there is a collision possibility of the subject vehicle with the oncoming vehicle, and automatic steering is performed so as to avoid a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Kodaka, Tomoyuki Shinmura, Yoichi Sugimoto