Patents by Inventor Kenta Tanaka

Kenta Tanaka 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: 12006096
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a ?-diketone storage container including: a metal storage container to which a liquid ?-diketone is charged, the metal being an aluminum material; and an inorganic film on an inner surface of the storage container, the inorganic film containing at least one material selected from the group consisting of silicon dioxide, silicon carbonitride, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, diamond, and diamond-like carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Kenta Watanabe, Takashi Masuda, Kazuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20240181772
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid ejection apparatus including: a liquid ejection head; a signal outputter configured to output an ejection state signal; and a controller. The ejection state signal is a first or second ejection state signal, the first ejection state signal fulfills a first condition regarding a maximum value and/or a minimum value in a first period and does not fulfill a second condition regarding the maximum value and/or the minimum value in a second period after the first period; the second ejection state signal does not fulfill the first condition in the first period and fulfills the second condition in the second period. The controller is configured to vary a process to be performed between a case in which the ejection state signal outputted is the first ejection state signal and a case in which the ejection state signal outputted is the second ejection state signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Takafumi NAKASE, Nobumasa TANAKA, Ryuji HORATA, Masahiro HAYASHI, Zenichiro SASAKI, Kenta HORADE, Isao KUBO
  • Publication number: 20240179215
    Abstract: An in-vehicle control device is installed in a vehicle and comprises a control unit performing control related to communication between a first in-vehicle device and a second in-vehicle device via an in-vehicle network. The control unit generates setting information of the in-vehicle network according to a state of the vehicle, derives a required time period required to change a network setting according to the setting information in the first in-vehicle device, derives a required time period required to change a network setting according to the setting information in the second in-vehicle device, and performs a setting change instruction on at least one of the network setting in the first in-vehicle device and the network setting in the second in-vehicle device so that the derived two required time periods at least partially overlap with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicants: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Darmawan GO, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Tatsuya IZUMI, Hideyuki TANAKA, Yusuke YAMAMOTO, Kenta OGATA, Hideki GOTO, Yasuhiro YAMASAKI, Takashi YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20240166313
    Abstract: A floating body (4) for a spar-type offshore wind power generation facility floating sideways is raised by injecting ballast water at sea, by steps including a first step of decentering a center of gravity of the floating body for the spar-type offshore wind power generation facility by means of a center-of-gravity decentering device, and a second step of injecting the ballast water to raise upright the floating body for the spar-type offshore wind power generation facility. The center-of-gravity decentering device may be a weight (2) attached to an outer surface of the floating body, or a solid ballast (34) introduced in the floating body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Tomoaki UTSUNOMIYA, Iku SATO, Kouji TANAKA, Yasuhiro SHINKAWA, Kenta SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20240168410
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a plural image forming units configured to form respective toner images in different colors; an endless-shaped intermediate transfer member that is rotatable in a peripheral direction of the intermediate transfer member and to which the toner images are to be sequentially transferred from the plural image forming units; a moment-of-inertia-increasing structure provided to one of rotatable image carriers that are included in the respective image forming units, the moment-of-inertia-increasing structure increasing a moment of inertia of the one image carrier relative to moments of inertia of other ones of the image carriers, the one image carrier being included in one of the image forming units that is located at a downstreammost position in a direction of rotation of the intermediate transfer member, the image carriers being in contact with the intermediate transfer member and configured to carry the respective toner images; a plural first-transfer units provided at positio
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Arichika TANAKA, Naoya NANRI, Yutaka KIUCHI, Go MIURA, Kenta TONOSU
  • Publication number: 20240168412
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes plural image forming units configured to form respective toner images in different colors; an endless-shaped intermediate transfer member that is to move in a peripheral direction of the intermediate transfer member and to which the toner images are to be sequentially transferred from the plural image forming units; plural first-transfer units provided across from the respective image forming units and configured to transfer the toner images formed by the image forming units to the intermediate transfer member; a second-transfer unit provided on a downstream side relative to the plural first-transfer units in a direction of movement of the intermediate transfer member and configured to transfer the toner images on the intermediate transfer member to a medium; and a holding unit provided, in the direction of movement of the intermediate transfer member, between a downstreammost one of the first-transfer units and the second-transfer unit, the holding unit being configured to
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Naoya NANRI, Arichika TANAKA, Yutaka KIUCHI, Go MIURA, Kenta TONOSU
  • Publication number: 20240149572
    Abstract: A gas barrier film includes a base material containing a polyethylene as a main resin component and an inorganic oxide layer formed on a first surface side of the base material. The birefringence AN of the first surface calculated based on measurement by a parallel Nicol rotation method is 0 or more and 0.007 or less, and the proportion of the polyethylene in the entire gas barrier film is 90 mass % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: TOPPAN INC.
    Inventors: Ryota TANAKA, Haruka OMORI, Kenta OSAWA, Kenji MATSUHISA
  • Publication number: 20240132186
    Abstract: In a ship control system of one embodiment, a route command unit outputs a route command including a target ship position and a target bow direction of a ship. An information detector detects ship information including an actual ship position and an actual bow direction of a ship. An external force vector estimation unit estimates an external force vector received by a ship, using the ship information and a hull motion model related to a hull motion of the ship. A control command unit controls both rotational frequency of a main engine and a rudder angle of a ship, based on the route command, the ship information, and the external force vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Toru KAWATANI, Hiroki TANAKA, Takatsugu SAKAKIBARA, Naoyuki KAWASAKI, Ryo YAMAGUCHI, Hironobu UETAKE, Naoki SHIMADA, Kenta ABE
  • Publication number: 20240132187
    Abstract: A ship monitoring system includes: a shipboard information processing apparatus and including a shipboard communication unit and an information acquisition unit; and a support information processing apparatus and including: a support side communication unit capable of communicating with the shipboard communication unit; a time lag identification unit; and a state prediction unit. The time lag identification unit identifies a time from transmission of the ship motion information from the shipboard communication unit to reception of the ship motion information by the support side communication unit as a reception time lag. The state prediction unit inputs the ship motion information and the reception time lag to a ship motion model related to the ship motion of the ship to predict a motion state of the ship ahead of a motion state of the ship indicated by the ship motion information by a period of time based on the reception time lag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Toru KAWATANI, Hiroki TANAKA, Takatsugu SAKAKIBARA, Naoyuki KAWASAKI, Ryo YAMAGUCHI, Hironobu UETAKE, Naoki SHIMADA, Kenta ABE
  • Publication number: 20240134377
    Abstract: In a ship control system of one embodiment, a main engine controller performs, when controlling the rotational frequency of a main engine based on a target ship speed of a ship, feedback control of an actual ship speed of the ship to perform ship speed control for bringing the actual ship speed closer to the target ship speed. A turning judgment unit judges whether or not the ship will turn. A control change unit performs, when the turning judgment unit has judged that the ship will turn, lowering processing for lowering the responsiveness of the ship speed control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Toru KAWATANI, Hiroki TANAKA, Takatsugu SAKAKIBARA, Naoyuki KAWASAKI, Ryo YAMAGUCHI, Hironobu UETAKE, Naoki SHIMADA, Kenta ABE
  • Publication number: 20240097441
    Abstract: A management system includes a plurality of resources configured to be electrically connected to an external power supply, and a management device configured to manage the resources. The management device includes a planning unit and a management unit. The planning unit is configured to determine a power balancing plan of each of the resources by using first information on a use schedule of each of the resources and second information indicating a magnitude of an environmental load in a process of generating electric power to be supplied by the external power supply. The management unit is configured to manage the resources to cause each of the resources to operate according to the power balancing plan or a modified power balancing plan in power balancing of the external power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CHUBU ELECTRIC POWER MIRAIZ CO., INC., CHUBU ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke HORII, Eiko Megan UCHIDA, Masashi TANAKA, Masato EHARA, Sachio TOYORA, Tomoya TAKAHASHI, Akinori MORISHIMA, Takuji MATSUBARA, Tohru NAKAMURA, Ryou TAKAHASHI, Kenta ITO, Toshiki SUZUKI, Atsushi MIYASHITA, Takashi OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20240068877
    Abstract: The installation structure of a sensor includes a sensor body, a holder provided with a locking part and configured to install the sensor body by locking the sensor body with the locking part, the locking part configured to deform when installing the sensor body to the holder and configured to restore when installation of the sensor body to the holder is completed, and a holder-installation body provided with an installable portion where the holder is to be installed and configured to prevent a deformation of the locking part of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiraku TANAKA, Tomohiro MATSUSHIMA, Kenta TANAKA, Yusuke YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11892359
    Abstract: An installation structure of a temperature sensor includes a measured object support provided with an installation section, a guide section, and a measured object support section configured to support a measured object; and a temperature sensor provided with a guided section engaged with the guide section of the measured object support, and installed in the installation section of the measured object support by moving in a predetermined direction relative to the measured object support in a manner along one predetermined outer surface of the measured object while engaging the guided section with the guide section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Sakamoto, Kenta Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20230341270
    Abstract: A temperature sensor applied to a wire harness includes a temperature-sensitive element, a main body part that holds the temperature-sensitive element, a clamp part, and a connector. The main body part includes a holding part that holds the temperature-sensitive element on the tip side in an insertion direction and is positioned inside the clamp part by being inserted into the clamp part along that direction. The clamp part includes a pair of window parts that allow the temperature-sensitive element to be exposed to outside of the clamp part. Furthermore, the holding part includes a pair of protection wall parts positioned by sandwiching a window part in a state of being inserted into the clamp part. An end part of the wall part on a tip side in the insertion direction is positioned by protruding more than an end part of the temperature-sensitive element on the tip side does.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Hiraku Tanaka, Tomohiro Matsushima, Kenta Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20230030519
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a set of type 1 contacts (4A) disposed in a type 1 holding area, the type 1 contacts (4A) being disposed facing each other, and a type 2 contact (4B) disposed in each of two type 2 holding areas sandwiching the type 1 holding area. When viewed from above, at least a portion of the type 2 contact (4B) is disposed in a range obtained by extending, in a first direction in which the type 1 holding area and the two type 2 holding areas are arranged, a region in which the set of type 1 contacts (4A) oppose each other in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. Additionally, the type 2 contact (4B) includes a connecting portion that is connected to the circuit of the circuit board, and a contacting portion that is disposed at a position separated, from the connecting portion in a normal direction of an installation surface to the circuit board, and that contacts a terminal of a mating connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: I-PEX Inc.
    Inventors: Takao YAMAUCHI, Sho SUZUKI, Kenta TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11529993
    Abstract: To provide a motor controller and an electric power steering apparatus which can suppress torque fluctuation resulting from low detection resolution of angle, with simple calculation, even in condition where the rotational speed of motor is low. A motor controller estimates an angle error correlation value correlated with the angle detection error based on the current command value when a change frequency of the angle detection value is lower than a cutoff frequency of feedback control system which controls a rotation state; corrects the current command value or the angle detection value based on the estimation value of angle error correlation value; and changes the estimation value of angle error correlation value so that the absolute value of angle detection error increases with respect to increase in the current command value, and the absolute value of angle detection error decreases with respect to decrease in the current command value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Tanaka, Isao Kezobo, Akira Furukawa, Seiji Sawada
  • Publication number: 20220395149
    Abstract: A toilet device includes a toilet seat disposed on an upper side of a toilet; an image sensor provided on a back surface of the toilet seat and configured to image an inner space of a toilet bowl at time of excretion; an open-close acquiring device configured to acquire open-close information of the toilet seat; and an imaging controller configured to determine whether or not to image by the image sensor according to the open-close information of the toilet seat acquired by the open-close acquiring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki SHIMAZU, Emi UEDA, Kenta TANAKA, Nobuhiro TAKI, Hiroshi NISHIGAKI, Masaaki NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20220375080
    Abstract: A determination device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire image information of a target image in which excrement is captured and a determination unit configured to determine a characteristic of the excrement in the target image, select a part of the excrement specified according to a time series of excretion, and confirm a representing characteristic for representing the excrement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshige AOYAMA, Kenta TANAKA, Hiroto MIWA
  • Publication number: 20220237906
    Abstract: A determination device includes an image information acquirer configured to acquire image information of a subject image obtained by photographing an internal space of a toilet bowl in excretion; an estimator configured to perform estimation regarding a determination matter relating to excretion by inputting the image information to a learned model, the learned model having learned a correspondence relationship between an image for learning and a determination result of the determination matter relating to excretion, the learned model learned by machine learning using a neural network, the image for learning representing an internal space of a toilet bowl in excretion; and a determiner configured to perform determination regarding the determination matter of the subject image based on an estimation result obtained by the estimator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Emi UEDA, Nobuhiro TAKI, Kenta TANAKA, Yasuhiro SHIRAI, Hiroshige AOYAMA, Toshiaki SHIMAZU
  • Patent number: 11364948
    Abstract: There is provided an electric power steering device, including: a reverse steering detection unit configured to determine start of reverse steering when a magnitude of a rotational speed of a motor is equal to or smaller than a set speed, a rotational acceleration of the motor is in a direction of causing the rotational speed of the motor to become 0, and a magnitude of the rotational acceleration of the motor is equal to or larger than a set acceleration; and a current command control unit configured to output a current command for the motor based on the steering torque or the rotational speed of the motor, in which the current command control unit is configured to increase a transfer gain from input to output by the current command control unit when the reverse steering detection unit determines start of the reverse steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Cornoration
    Inventors: Isao Kezobo, Kenta Tanaka, Akira Furukawa, Masaharu Tanaka, Akiyoshi Takashima