Patents by Inventor Kentaro Kono

Kentaro Kono 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).

  • Publication number: 20220250337
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a closed cross-section structural member is disclosed. The closed cross-section structural member includes: a first panel and a second panel joined to each other to form a closed cross-section; and a fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) material bonded to the first panel. The method includes: attaching the FRP material to the first panel with an adhesive; curing the FRP material and the adhesive by heating the FRP material and the adhesive together with the first panel; and joining the second panel to the first panel in which the FRP material and the adhesive are cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ookubo, Kentaro Kono
  • Publication number: 20210362439
    Abstract: A joined structure, including: two members made of materials having different coefficients of linear expansion; and an adhesive layer arranged between the two members to join the two members together, wherein the adhesive layer includes at least an end portion in one direction parallel to a plane direction of the adhesive layer and a center portion in the one direction, and a thickness in the end portion is greater than a thickness in the center portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro Kono
  • Patent number: 11040479
    Abstract: A structure includes a reinforcing member made up of reinforcing fibers that are impregnated with a resin. The reinforcing member includes a first region and a second region. The first region is formed by irradiating the reinforcing fibers with plasma. The second region is formed by irradiating the reinforcing fibers with a smaller amount of the plasma than the first region. The reinforcing member is provided such that the first region is positioned in a location where more strength is required than the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kono, Shinichiro Takemoto, Hiroshi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20210146647
    Abstract: A method produces a high-pressure gas storage container that includes a liner and a reinforcing layer. The liner houses a high-pressure gas. The reinforcing layer is formed by winding a plurality of strip-shaped reinforcing members around an outer perimeter surface of the liner. The method includes irradiating plasma on at least a portion of the reinforcing fibers, and adjusting an irradiation intensity of the plasma such that an irradiation amount of the plasma with respect to the reinforcing fibers becomes constant in accordance with changes in a transport speed of the reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Hiroshi UCHIDA, Kentaro KONO
  • Publication number: 20210093176
    Abstract: A wafer lens array includes a wafer lens formed by arranging a plurality of plate members on a plane, each plate member including a first window configured to allow light for forming an optical image to pass through, a first light-shielding portion formed on an outer circumference of the first window and a second window formed on an outer circumferential side of the first light-shielding portion and configured to allow illumination light to pass through, and the wafer lens in plurality are coaxially layered and the layered wafer lenses are bonded and fixed together in a region of the second window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro KONO
  • Patent number: 10940663
    Abstract: A high-pressure gas storage container includes a liner and a reinforcing layer. The liner houses a high-pressure gas. The reinforcing layer is formed by winding a plurality of strip-shaped reinforcing members around an outer perimeter surface of the liner. The reinforcing members are made of a plurality of reinforcing fibers that are impregnated with a resin. At least a portion of the reinforcing fibers is irradiated with plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Takemoto, Hiroshi Uchida, Kentaro Kono
  • Publication number: 20200237192
    Abstract: A case body includes a distal end side case configuring a part of a case body exterior, a center portion case disposed in a position adjacent to the distal end side case and configuring a case body exterior in conjunction with the distal end side case, a first elastic seal member disposed to be exposed as a case body exterior in a boundary between the distal end side case and the center portion case provided adjacent to each other, and an abutting section configured to set a crushing amount of the first elastic seal member, the abutting section including an abutting surface provided in one of the distal end side case and the center portion case and coming into contact with a bottom surface of another exterior member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro KONO, Kunihiko HIJIHARA
  • Publication number: 20190099937
    Abstract: A structure includes a reinforcing member made up of reinforcing fibers that are impregnated with a resin. The reinforcing member includes a first region and a second region. The first region is formed by irradiating the reinforcing fibers with plasma. The second region is formed by irradiating the reinforcing fibers with a smaller amount of the plasma than the first region. The reinforcing member is provided such that the first region is positioned in a location where more strength is required than the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro KONO, Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Hiroshi UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190077109
    Abstract: A high-pressure gas storage container includes a liner and a reinforcing layer. The liner houses a high-pressure gas. The reinforcing layer is formed by winding a plurality of strip-shaped reinforcing members around an outer perimeter surface of the liner. The reinforcing members are made of a plurality of reinforcing fibers that are impregnated with a resin. At least a portion of the reinforcing fibers is irradiated with plasma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Hiroshi UCHIDA, Kentaro KONO
  • Patent number: 8931661
    Abstract: A pressure vessel structure includes a vessel main body, and a grid layer provided on a periphery of the vessel main body and including a plurality of grid lines formed by intersecting strip-form raw materials so as to overlap alternately. Thus, a burst pressure of the pressure vessel is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nihon University
    Inventors: Natsuki Kuroiwa, Kentaro Kono, Takatada Usami, Goichi Ben, Kazuhiro Sakata
  • Patent number: 8883363
    Abstract: A fuel gas supply device for supplying fuel gas to a fuel cell stack includes a control valve provided in a fuel gas path connecting a fuel tank and the fuel cell stack, an upstream-side pressure sensor and a downstream-side pressure sensor for detecting an upstream-side pressure and a downstream-side pressure, and a programmable controller. The programmable controller calculates a required opening based on a target fuel gas pressure and the downstream-side pressure and calculates an opening time and a closing time based on the required opening and the upstream-side pressure, or calculates an opening time and a closing time based on the target fuel gas pressure and the downstream-side pressure and calculates a required opening based on the opening time and the upstream-side pressure, and controls the control valve using the calculated required opening, opening time and closing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Odashima, Keisuke Satou, Takatada Usami, Kentaro Kono, Akinobu Moriyama, Masahiro Haruyama, Akira Inoue
  • Publication number: 20120094190
    Abstract: As to a fluorine-containing phosphate used to impart flame retardancy to an electrolyte solution for a non-aqueous secondary battery, a fluorine-containing phosphate having high flame retardancy and providing high battery performance such as high-rate charge-discharge characteristics, and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. Also provided are a non-aqueous electrolyte solution and a non-aqueous secondary battery each containing the fluorine-containing phosphate. Further a fluorine-containing phosphate having a high ability to dissolve an electrolyte and capable of providing the composition of a safer electrolyte solution is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: TOSOH F-TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Mimura, Kentaro Kono, Hisao Eguchi, Kotaro Sakoda, Masahiro Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120070758
    Abstract: A fuel gas supply device for supplying fuel gas to a fuel cell stack includes a control valve provided in a fuel gas path connecting a fuel tank and the fuel cell stack, an upstream-side pressure sensor and a downstream-side pressure sensor for detecting an upstream-side pressure and a downstream-side pressure, and a programmable controller. The programmable controller calculates a required opening based on a target fuel gas pressure and the downstream-side pressure and calculates an opening time and a closing time based on the required opening and the upstream-side pressure, or calculates an opening time and a closing time based on the target fuel gas pressure and the downstream-side pressure and calculates a required opening based on the opening time and the upstream-side pressure, and controls the control valve using the calculated required opening, opening time and closing time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Masato Odashima, Keisuke Satou, Takatada Usami, Kentaro Kono, Akinobu Moriyama, Masahiro Haruyama, Akira Inoue
  • Publication number: 20120012593
    Abstract: A pressure vessel structure includes a vessel main body, and a grid layer provided on a periphery of the vessel main body and including a plurality of grid lines formed by intersecting strip-form raw materials so as to overlap alternately. Thus, a burst pressure of the pressure vessel is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Natsuki Kuroiwa, Kentaro Kono, Takatade Usami, Goichi Ben, Kazuhiro Sakata
  • Publication number: 20020109727
    Abstract: In a recording medium reproducing apparatus for reproducing moving image information which includes a recording medium on which the moving image information composed of image data that is at least continuous in time sequence is recorded, a reading device for reading out at least the image data from the recording medium, an image creation device for creating a reproduced image based on the image data, a display device for displaying the thus created image, and a switch device, the image data is composed of at least two kinds of image data each kind of which corresponds to one image including at least display contents that are displayed in a large region on the display device and display contents that are displayed in small regions on the display device, the display contents that are displayed in a small region in a kind of image data and displayed in the large region in another kind of image data have the same time series, and at least the two kinds of the image data are switched by the switch device so as to
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Applicant: Venture Union Inc.
    Inventor: Kentaro Kono