Patents by Inventor Kenji Nakamura

Kenji Nakamura 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: 11574419
    Abstract: A stereo camera adjustment system disposes an adjustment plate that displays an adjustment chart for adjusting deviation of image information caused by position misalignment of the stereo camera at a predetermined position relative to a vehicle mounted with a stereo camera, capture an image of the adjustment chart, and process the captured image of the adjustment chart to correct the deviation of the image information. The stereo camera adjustment system includes a plate movement device that adjusts a disposed state of the adjustment plate relative to the vehicle, a detector that detects an attitude of the vehicle stopped at a defined position, and a controller that controls, based on the detected attitude of the vehicle, the plate movement device to adjust the disposed state of the adjustment plate such that the adjustment plate is at the predetermined position relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shu Otsuka, Hitoshi Nakamura, Shinya Enomoto, Kosuke Nakano, Michihiro Kurosaki, Kenji Kamegai, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Yuto Nakagawa, Taiki Amemiya
  • Publication number: 20230031819
    Abstract: There are provided a positioning method and a positioning device that can position workpieces by a simple method and configuration. A positioning method includes: gripping at least one of first and second workpieces; obtaining point group data of the at least one gripped workpiece of the first and second workpieces; calculating a translation matrix of shape fitting point group data obtained by adjusting a position of the point group data to reference data in a position adjustment state of the first and second workpieces; calculating an inverse matrix based on the translation matrix; and positioning the first and second workpieces by moving the at least one gripped workpiece of the first and second workpieces based on at least one of the translation matrix and the inverse matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Jun MASUDA, Kenji SHIMIZU, Yuji MORI, Hisao HISHIKAWA, Naofumi MATSUSHITA, Shunsuke TANAKA, Yuki INOUE, Fuminori IMAIZUMI, Junya NAKAMURA, Tomokazu UCHIYAMA, Shinji FUJINO, Motohiro KAKUREYA, Kohei YAGI, Shinya HIRANO, Hitoshi FUJIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20230036046
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus includes a tester having a target projecting optical system and a target photographing optical system. with a configuration on an examinee's eye side being non-telecentric, an alignment adjuster that adjusts at least a positional relationship between an examinee's eye and the tester in the direction of a working distance between the examinee's eye and the tester, and a corrector that acquires an actual error from a proper working distance based on association information indicating the association of position information on the positions of first and second target images on an observation image with an error in the working distance with respect to the proper working distance due to the corneal curvature radius of the examinee's eye and the non-telecentricity of the target photographing optical system and the position information on the tester at the current position thereof in the working distance direction, correcting the actual error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi TSUCHIYA, Kenji NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20230035099
    Abstract: A power management system including a management apparatus configured to assign divided computation processing constituting at least a part of predetermined computation processing to a distributed computing device placed in a facility, wherein the management apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a message including an information element indicating a type of corresponding computation processing that the distributed computing device is capable of handling, and a controller configured to perform assignment processing to assign the divided computation processing to the distributed computing device based on the type of the corresponding computation processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuhide TODA, Yasuhiro NAKAMURA, Yusuke KISHINA, Noriyasu KAWAKITA, Takashi INOUE, Tomoya SHIMOMURA, Kenji IKEUCHI, Hiroshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20230029613
    Abstract: A power management system including a management apparatus configured to assign divided computation processing constituting at least a part of predetermined computation processing to a distributed computing device placed in a facility, wherein the management apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a message including an information element indicating a type of a power source configured to identify electrical power allowed as electrical power to be used by the distributed computing device, and a controller configured to perform assignment processing to assign the divided computation processing to the distributed computing device based on the type of the power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuhide TODA, Yasuhiro NAKAMURA, Yusuke KISHINA, Noriyasu KAWAKITA, Takashi INOUE, Tomoya SHIMOMURA, Kenji IKEUCHI, Hiroshi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 11565480
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a metal-resin composite which includes a resin member and a metal member having a roughened surface in at least a portion of the surface thereof, the resin member being joined so as to be in contact with at least a portion of the roughened surface. The method includes a step of joining the resin member and the metal member by melting the resin member with the frictional heat generated in the surface of the metal member on its side opposite to the resin member in a state where the metal member and the resin member are superposed. The method includes making adjustment so that when the roughened surface is measured at arbitrary five points by using a confocal microscope according to ISO 25178, the developed area ratio (Sdr) is 5 or more in terms of number-average value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Nakamura, Tomomichi Kanda, Hideaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11560292
    Abstract: To estimate the top surface of a measurement target on the basis of a data point group that corresponds to the top surface of a measurement target and is obtained using a laser scanner. This top surface estimation method for hoisting loads and by acquiring, using the laser scanner, data point groups in a hoisting load region which includes a hoisting load and an object from above the hoisting load and the object, dividing the hoisting load region into layers which constitute a plurality of groups which have a prescribed thickness in the vertical direction, and allocating the acquired data point groups to the plurality of layer groups, and estimating the top surfaces of the hoisting load and the object in each layer group on the basis of the data point groups allocated to the plurality of layer groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: TADANO LTD., THE SCHOOL CORPORATION KANSAI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takayuki Kosaka, Iwao Ishikawa, Satoshi Kubota, Shigenori Tanaka, Kenji Nakamura, Yuhei Yamamoto, Masaya Nakahara
  • Publication number: 20230015091
    Abstract: A lift carrier (10) includes: a carrier frame that is inserted under a vehicle to be transported; a lifting mechanism that lifts and lowers the carrier frame to lift and lower the vehicle; and a carrier body configured to move the carrier frame. The carrier frame includes a rear end frame that includes a pair of arm fixing plates provided so as to protrude outward in a lateral direction of the vehicle from lower surfaces of the side members. The top plate is fixed to the rear end frame, fixes a plurality of rear end arms at such positions that the rear end arms are sandwiched between the top plate and the arm fixing plates, and fixes an upper end face of a lifting unit that is the lifting mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiki Kitajima, Norinao Watanabe, Yutaka Nakamura, Naoya Kajita, Kenji Nakano, Takafumi Sannomiya, Yasutada Shimizu, Kohei Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20230012384
    Abstract: A lift carrier includes: a bogie frame that is inserted under a transport target vehicle; an elevating mechanism that raises and lowers the bogie frame with each of a plurality of tires supported with arms to raise and lower a vehicle; a bogie body that is able to move the bogie frame to any location. The bogie frame includes a main frame and a rear end frame joined to the main frame. The rear end frame is formed in a rectangular shape by a pair of side members, a first cross member, and a second cross member. The rear end frame includes a first reinforcing member projecting from the first cross member toward a front end side and a second reinforcing member projecting from the first cross member toward a rear end side. The first reinforcing member is joined to a part of the main frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Kitajima, Norinao Watanabe, Yutaka Nakamura, Naoya Kajita, Kenji Nakano, Takafumi Sannomiya, Yasutada Shimizu, Kohei Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20230003931
    Abstract: A light guide includes light guiding members including first and second light guiding members, an optical entrance having a plane on which the light is incident, a light guiding unit to guide the light incident on the optical entrance with repeated reflection, a light beam ejection unit to eject the light to an outside of the light guide, and an extraction unit to reflect the light guided by the light guiding unit toward the light beam ejection unit. The light guiding members guide and eject a light, and the second light guiding member is bonded to, at least, the light guiding unit of the first light guiding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Naoki NAKAMURA, Masahiro ITOH, Yoshifumi SUDOH, Susumu MOMMA, Shun OKAZAKI, Shigenobu HIRANO, Yasuo KATANO, Kenji KAMEYAMA, Norikazu IGARASHI, Aino HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20230002203
    Abstract: A carrier body of a lift carrier includes: a pair of wheel support mechanisms that supports a first wheel of a vehicle to be transported; a frame-shaped structure connected to the wheel support mechanisms; and one or more lifting units that lift or lower the pair of wheel support mechanisms. The frame-shaped structure includes a frame portion and an upper plate and is open on a lower side of the carrier body. Each of the lifting units includes a wheel support and an air spring. The air spring is interposed between the wheel support and an upper plate. As the air spring expands, the wheel support is rotated about one end of the wheel support rotatably supported by the frame portion, and is deployed out of the frame-shaped structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Kitajima, Norinao Watanabe, Yutaka Nakamura, Naoya Kajita, Kenji Nakano, Takafumi Sannomiya, Yasutada Shimizu, Kohei Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11542127
    Abstract: To accurately present guide information which expresses the shape and height of a hoisting load and an object located near the hoisting load. A guide information display device is equipped with: a data acquisition unit provided with a camera for capturing an image of a hoisting load region which includes at least a hoisting load and the ground surface below the hoisting load from above the hoisting load, and a laser scanner for obtaining a data point group in the hoisting load region; a data processing unit for estimating the top surface of the hoisting weight, the ground surface, and the top surfaces of objects, on the basis of the obtained data point group, and generating guide frames which surround the top surfaces of the hoisting weight and objects; and a data display unit which displays guide information obtained by overlapping the generated guide frames and the captured image with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: TADANO LTD., THE SCHOOL CORPORATION KANSAI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takayuki Kosaka, Iwao Ishikawa, Satoshi Kubota, Shigenori Tanaka, Kenji Nakamura, Yuhei Yamamoto, Masaya Nakahara
  • Patent number: 11545564
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an N-type drift layer provided between a first main surface and a second main surface of the semiconductor substrate and an N-type buffer layer provided between the N-type drift layer and the first main surface and having a higher impurity peak concentration than the N-type drift layer. The N-type buffer layer has a structure that a first buffer layer, a second buffer layer, a third buffer layer, and a fourth buffer layer are disposed in this order from a side of the first main surface. When a distance from an impurity peak position of the first buffer layer to an impurity peak position of the second buffer layer is L12 and a distance from an impurity peak position of the second buffer layer to an impurity peak position of the third buffer layer is L23, a relationship of L23/L12?3.5 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Koichi Nishi, Katsumi Nakamura, Ze Chen, Koji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220410789
    Abstract: A vehicle transporting device includes a bogie frame, a device main body, and an upright frame. The upright frame connects a tip portion of the bogie frame and the device main body. The bogie frame includes two frame members and at least two pipes, which are disposed parallel to a longitudinal direction of the bogie frame. The two frame members are disposed parallel to the at least two pipes at a position outside the at least two pipes in a width direction of the bogie frame. The at least two pipes include two pipes facing each other in the width direction. A reinforcing member extending in the width direction is provided at the tip portion of the bogie frame and between the two facing pipes. The two frame members, the reinforcing member, and the upright frame are connected to each other at the tip portion of the bogie frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Kitajima, Norinao Watanabe, Yutaka Nakamura, Naoya Kajita, Kenji Nakano, Takafumi Sannomiya, Yasutada Shimizu, Kohei Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11540426
    Abstract: The semiconductor device according to the present invention includes a semiconductor module, a cooling member, and a heat transfer member. The semiconductor module includes a switching element and a diode connected in antiparallel to each other. The heat transfer member is disposed between the semiconductor module and the cooling member so as to transfer heat generated by the switching element and the diode to the cooling member. The heat transfer member has a mounting surface on which the switching element and the diode are mounted side by side and a surface which is opposite to the mounting surface and is disposed in contact with the cooling member. In the heat transfer member, the thermal conductivity in a first direction parallel to the mounting surface is higher than the thermal conductivity in a second direction perpendicular to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihide Nakano, Kenji Suzuki, Koki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220402057
    Abstract: A magnetic-field melting solder that melts by the action of an AC magnetic field is provided. The magnetic-field melting solder includes solder material; and magnetic material composing of ferrite or Ni, a proportion of the magnetic material to the entire magnetic-field melting solder being 0.005% to 5% by weight. A joining method using the magnetic-field melting solder includes providing the magnetic-field melting solder between an electrode on a substrate and an electrode of an electronic component, and joining together the electrode on the substrate and the electrode of the electronic component by generating an AC magnetic field around the substrate and thereby melting the magnetic-field melting solder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicants: SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Haruya SAKUMA, Kenichi TOMITSUKA, Hisahiko YOSHIDA, Kenji KANAZAWA, Sei UEMURA, Takashi NAKAMURA, Masateru NISHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20220402058
    Abstract: A mounting wiring board, containing a base, an electrode portion disposed on the base, and a heat generation pattern disposed on the electrode portion and to be heated by a standing wave of a microwave, in which an occupation area of the heat generation pattern is smaller than an area of an upper surface of the electrode portion; an electronic device mounting board using the mounting wiring board; a method of mounting the electronic device; a microwave heating method, which contains heating an object to be heated provided via the heat generation pattern; and a microwave heating apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kenji KANAZAWA, Sei UEMURA, Masateru NISHIOKA, Takashi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220405871
    Abstract: A storing unit stores therein contract information indicating, with respect to each of a plurality of devices rented to a user and included in a system, an expiration time point at which a rental contract of each of the plurality of devices expires and communication channel information indicating inter-device communication channels between the plurality of devices. A processing unit determines, based on the contract information and the communication channel information, a second device to experience effect of expiration of the rental contract of a first device at a first time point amongst the plurality of devices, and outputs information indicating the effect on the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji NITTA, Kenji ITOH, Kazuhiro NAKANO, Anjie ZHANG, Toshihiro KAI, Kota IRIGUCHI, Naoyuki YOSHIMI, Mai IZAWA, Kenichi TAKAYANAGI, Takayuki NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11530119
    Abstract: To accurately obtain the shapes of a hoisting load and an object located near the hoisting load, and the height of the ground surface, and present an accurate warning display when the hoisting load approaches the object. A guide information display device is equipped with a data processing unit which: estimates the top surface of a hoisting load, the ground surface, and the top surface of the object, on the basis of a data point group obtained by a laser scanner; generates guide frames representing guide frames that surround the top surface of the hoisting load and the top surface of the object, and also generates height information and height information which represent the elevation of the hoisting load and the object; calculates the distance between the hoisting load and the object on the basis of the estimated top surfaces of the hoisting load and object; and outputs a warning display when the distance is equal to or less than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignees: TADANO LTD., THE SCHOOL CORPORATION KANSAI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takayuki Kosaka, Iwao Ishikawa, Satoshi Kubota, Shigenori Tanaka, Kenji Nakamura, Yuhei Yamamoto, Masaya Nakahara
  • Patent number: 11525074
    Abstract: A two-component curing adhesive using a curing reaction between a polyisocyanate composition (X) and a polyol composition (Y), wherein the polyisocyanate composition (X) includes a polyisocyanate (A), the polyol composition (Y) includes a polyol (B) and a polyamine (C), the polyamine (C) includes a compound having two or more —NH2 groups in a molecule thereof, and the polyisocyanate composition. (X) and the polyol composition (Y) each have an elongational viscosity of 0.1 to 10 Pa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Nakamura, Atsumi Sano, Tomoo Okubo, Masahiro Niwa