Patents by Inventor Kenji Nishiyama

Kenji Nishiyama 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: 11354095
    Abstract: A vehicular arithmetic operation processing device that is mounted in a vehicle having a communication function of communicating with an outside of the vehicle and the vehicular arithmetic operation processing device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: perform an arithmetic operation for an arithmetic operation task, output a result of the arithmetic operation, and receive an arithmetic operation task from the outside of the vehicle by using the communication function when an amount of arithmetic operations performed in the vehicular arithmetic operation processing device is equal to or less than a predetermined first value; and transmit an arithmetic operation task to the outside of the vehicle by using the communication function when the amount of arithmetic operations which are performed in the vehicular arithmetic operation processing device is equal to or greater than a predetermined second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Nishiyama, Kenji Tsukagishi, Takahisa Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20210375841
    Abstract: A semiconductor composite device is provided that includes a voltage regulator, a package board, and a load, and converts an input DC voltage into a different DC voltage to supply the converted DC voltage to the load. The VR includes a semiconductor active element. The package board includes a C layer in which a capacitor is formed, and an L layer in which an inductor is formed. A plurality of through holes penetrate the C layer and the L layer in a direction perpendicular to the mounting face in the package board. The capacitor is connected to the load through the through hole. The inductor is connected to the load through the through hole and to the VR through the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Koshi Himeda, Tatsuya Kitamura, Chiharu Sakaki, Shinya Kiyono, Sho Fujita, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takeshi Furukawa, Kenji Nishiyama, Tatsuya Funaki, Kinya Aoki
  • Patent number: 11161148
    Abstract: A vibrating device includes a tubular body including a first end, a second end, and a plurality of side surfaces that connect the first and second ends, piezoelectric vibrators that are fixed to the tubular body and vibrate the tubular body, and a light transmitting body unit that is directly or indirectly connected to the second end of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumi Fujimoto, Chikahiro Horiguchi, Kenji Nishiyama, Yasuhiro Kuratani, Shinichiro Ichiguchi
  • Publication number: 20210294095
    Abstract: A vibrating device includes a translucent cover, an ejector to eject a liquid onto the surface of the translucent cover, and a first vibrating portion to vibrate the translucent cover at a vibration acceleration of larger than about 8.0×105 m/s2 and equal to or smaller than about 21.0×105 m/s2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: Kenji NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11121123
    Abstract: A semiconductor composite device is provided that includes a voltage regulator, a package board, and a load, and converts an input DC voltage into a different DC voltage to supply the converted DC voltage to the load. The VR includes a semiconductor active element. The package board includes a C layer in which a capacitor is formed, and an L layer in which an inductor is formed. A plurality of through holes penetrate the C layer and the L layer in a direction perpendicular to the mounting face in the package board. The capacitor is connected to the load through the through hole. The inductor is connected to the load through the through hole and to the VR through the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koshi Himeda, Tatsuya Kitamura, Chiharu Sakaki, Shinya Kiyono, Sho Fujita, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takeshi Furukawa, Kenji Nishiyama, Tatsuya Funaki, Kinya Aoki
  • Patent number: 11077464
    Abstract: A vibrating device includes a tubular body including first and second end surfaces, and a side wall portion that connects the first and second end surfaces, a piezoelectric vibrator provided on the first end surface of the tubular body, and a light transmitting body that is directly or indirectly connected to the second end surface and covers an opening in the second end surface of the tubular body. A connecting portion is connected to the first end surface of the tubular body inside or outside an opening in the first end surface. A tubular bent portion is connected to a surface of the connecting portion that faces toward the second end surface of the tubular body. The tubular bent portion extends in a direction from the first end surface toward the second end surface of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumi Fujimoto, Chikahiro Horiguchi, Kenji Nishiyama, Yasuhiro Kuratani, Shinichiro Ichiguchi
  • Patent number: 11002954
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a casing holding an image capturing device, a protective cover disposed in a visual field of the image capturing device, a vibrator to vibrate the protective cover, a controller to control the vibrator, a monitor to detect an electrical characteristic value associated with a vibration of the vibrator, and a storage to store determination criteria based on which the controller evaluates the electrical characteristic value detected by the monitor. The controller is configured to evaluate the electrical characteristic value based on the plurality of determination criteria stored in the storage and clean a surface of the translucent body by controlling the vibrator according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kuratani, Katsumi Fujimoto, Kenji Nishiyama, Chikahiro Horiguchi, Shinichiro Ichiguchi, Masaaki Takata, Yuzo Mizushima, Yuuki Ishii
  • Publication number: 20210132372
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a casing holding an image capturing device, a protective cover disposed in a visual field of the image capturing device, a vibrator to vibrate the protective cover, a controller to control the vibrator, a monitor to detect an electrical characteristic value associated with a vibration of the vibrator, and a storage to store determination criteria based on which the controller evaluates the electrical characteristic value detected by the monitor. The controller is configured to evaluate the electrical characteristic value based on the plurality of determination criteria stored in the storage and clean a surface of the translucent body by controlling the vibrator according to the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KURATANI, Katsumi FUJIMOTO, Kenji NISHIYAMA, Chikahiro HORIGUCHI, Shinichiro ICHIGUCHI, Masaaki TAKATA, Yuzo MIZUSHIMA, Yuuki ISHII
  • Publication number: 20210116785
    Abstract: A vibrating device includes a tubular vibrating body and a lens cover coupled to a first surface of the tubular vibrating body. The tubular vibrating body includes a tubular member and piezoelectric vibrators. The lens cover includes a mode changing coupler and a light transmitting body unit disposed in front of a lens of a camera. The mode changing coupler includes a thin portion having a thickness smaller than a thickness of the tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Shinsuke IKEUCHI, Katsumi FUJIMOTO, Masanobu NOMURA, Kenji NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210080619
    Abstract: An optical device includes a protective cover and a driver. An outer surface of the protective cover includes a first region having higher hydrophobicity than a second region. The first region is separated from the second region by a first boundary line extending from a starting point deviating from a center point of the protective cover in the direction toward an outer edge portion of the protective cover and a second boundary line extending from the starting point in the direction toward the outer edge portion of the protective cover, and which is located on a side where the center point is not included. Among angles defined by the first and second boundary lines, an angle on the side where the center point is not included is equal to or less than about 180°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Masaki NAGATA, Yasuhiro SHIMIZU, Kenji NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210061186
    Abstract: An optical unit includes an optical sensor, a protective cover disposed in a direction of view from the optical sensor, an actuator to drive the protective cover, and a casing including a space between the casing and the protective cover and to which the optical sensor and the protective cover are attached. A first region on the casing adjacent to an outer edge of the protective cover with the space interposed between the casing and the outer edge of the protective cover is a hydrophobic region where a contact angle of a droplet is equal to or larger than a predetermined angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji NISHIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIMIZU, Masaki NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20210063729
    Abstract: An optical device includes a protective cover disposed in a field of view direction of an optical sensor, a casing that holds the protective cover, a temperature adjuster that adjusts the temperature of the protective cover, and a vibrating body that drives the protective cover to remove foreign matter adhering to a surface of the protective cover. The temperature adjuster adjusts the temperature of the protective cover so that the temperature increases from the periphery to the center of the protective cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SHIMIZU, Masaki NAGATA, Kenji NISHIYAMA, Yuuki ISHII
  • Patent number: 10915005
    Abstract: A vibrating device includes a tubular vibrating body and a lens cover coupled to a first surface of the tubular vibrating body. The tubular vibrating body includes a tubular member and piezoelectric vibrators. The lens cover includes a mode changing coupler and a light transmitting body unit disposed in front of a lens of a camera. The mode changing coupler includes a thin portion having a thickness smaller than a thickness of the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ikeuchi, Katsumi Fujimoto, Masanobu Nomura, Kenji Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20200379320
    Abstract: A vibration unit includes a light transmitting member including at least a portion of a detection region of an imaging element, and a vibration element including a vibrating body coupled to the light transmitting member. The light transmitting member includes a central region and a peripheral region located around the central region. The light transmitting member includes a hydrophilic film in the peripheral region thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Katsumi FUJIMOTO, Kenji NISHIYAMA, Yasuhiro KURATANI
  • Publication number: 20200321323
    Abstract: A semiconductor composite device is provided that includes a voltage regulator, a package board, and a load, and converts an input DC voltage into a different DC voltage to supply the converted DC voltage to the load. The VR includes a semiconductor active element. The package board includes a C layer in which a capacitor is formed, and an L layer in which an inductor is formed. A plurality of through holes penetrate the C layer and the L layer in a direction perpendicular to the mounting face in the package board. The capacitor is connected to the load through the through hole. The inductor is connected to the load through the through hole and to the VR through the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Koshi Himeda, Tatsuya Kitamura, Chiharu Sakaki, Shinya Kiyono, Sho Fujita, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takeshi Furukawa, Kenji Nishiyama, Tatsuya Funaki, Kinya Aoki
  • Publication number: 20200321157
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a single-layer glass plate, an outer-surface conductor that is disposed above an outer surface of the single-layer glass plate and that is at least a part of an electrical element, and a terminal electrode that is a terminal of the electrical element. The terminal electrode is disposed above the outer surface of the single-layer glass plate and being electrically connected to the outer-surface conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiraku KAWAI, Noboru SHIOKAWA, Yuichi IIDA, Yoshitaka MATSUKI, Masahiro KUBOTA, Kenji NISHIYAMA, Takaya WADA, Tadashi WASHIMORI, Rikiya SANO, Chiharu SAKAKI
  • Patent number: 10768507
    Abstract: A vibration device includes a vibration body including a light-transmitting portion including first and second main surfaces opposing each other and a vibration portion that is continuous with the light-transmitting portion and vibrates with a main vibration together with the light-transmitting portion, and a piezoelectric vibrator fixed to the vibration portion. Localized vibration portions which generate a localized vibration different from the main vibration are provided at a position not overlapping with a center or approximate center of the light-transmitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumi Fujimoto, Kenji Nishiyama, Masanobu Nomura
  • Patent number: 10650955
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a main body composed of an insulator, a coating film covering the main body, a circuit element located inside the main body, and outer electrodes. The insulator contains a metal magnetic powder. The coating film is composed of a resin and a cationic element contained in the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironobu Kubota, Mitsunori Inoue, Tomohiko Mori, Gota Shinohara, Kenji Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10629358
    Abstract: A coil component includes a core with a closed magnetic circuit structure, a primary-side coil wound around the core, and a secondary-side coil wound around the core, disposed in an axial direction of the primary-side coil, and magnetically coupled to the primary-side coil. The primary-side coil and the secondary-side coil each include a first coil portion, and a second coil portion electrically connected to the first coil portion. The second coil portion overlaps in an axial direction of the first coil portion and an axis of the second coil portion is eccentric from an axis of the first coil portion. A cross-sectional area of an inner magnetic path of the second coil portion in a direction orthogonal to the axis is smaller than a cross-sectional area of an inner magnetic path of the first coil portion in a direction orthogonal to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Yoshioka, Kenji Nishiyama, Akinori Hamada
  • Patent number: 10600565
    Abstract: The manufacture method of a coil component includes the steps of bonding a dummy metal layer onto one face of a mounting base, stacking a base insulating resin on the dummy metal layer, stacking a first spiral wiring and a first insulating resin in this order on the base insulating resin to cover the first spiral wiring with the first insulating resin and stacking a second spiral wiring and a second insulating resin in this order on the first insulating resin to cover the second spiral wiring with the second insulating resin to thereby form a coil substrate, detaching the mounting base from the dummy metal layer in a bonding face between the one face of the mounting base and the dummy metal layer, removing the dummy metal layer from the coil substrate, and covering the coil substrate with a magnetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Hamada, Kenji Nishiyama, Shinji Yasuda