Patents by Inventor Koichi Takahashi

Koichi Takahashi 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: 10000240
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine, a seat, an upper member, a lower member, and a high voltage equipment. The engine is provided at a rear in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The seat is provided in front of the engine in the front-rear direction. The upper member is provided between the seat and the engine in the front-rear direction and extends in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The lower member extends in the vehicle width direction and is provided between the seat and the engine below the upper member in a vehicle height direction of the vehicle perpendicular to the front-rear direction and the vehicle width direction. The high voltage equipment is provided between the seat and the engine and in a space surrounded by the upper member and the lower member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Mitani, Koichi Takahashi, Kazuya Nakano, Sachiko Katsuno
  • Publication number: 20180166033
    Abstract: A display includes: a frame-rate conversion section being configured to be capable of changing a frame-rate conversion ratio having a value of 1 or more, the frame-rate conversion section converting a frame rate of an image signal at the frame-rate conversion ratio being set; and a display section displaying an image having undergone frame rate conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Masayuki Takahashi, Koichi Sono
  • Publication number: 20180165807
    Abstract: A reconstruction image is generated with a small number of updates, with the use of an iterative approximation method. A specified tomographic image of a subject is received, and a process is performed two or more times, where an update process is performed according to the iterative approximation method, using the tomographic image as an initial image and an update image is obtained. Then, an update vector corresponding to a difference between thus generated update images of the update process performed twice is multiplied by predetermined coefficients, so as to generate an estimated update vector. Using this vector, an update image is generated. Then, this update image is used as a new initial image, and a process is repeated where the update process is performed according to the iterative approximation method and an update image is obtained, thereby generating a tomographic image of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi TAKAHASHI, Taiga GOTO, Koichi HIROKAWA
  • Patent number: 9994938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an Fe—Ni-based alloy having excellent high-temperature characteristics and hydrogen embrittlement resistance, which has a composition containing, in terms of % by mass, C: 0.005% to 0.10%, Si: 0.01% to 0.10%, P: 0.015% or less, S: 0.003% or less, Ni: 23.0% to 27.0%, Cr: 12.0% to 16.0%, Mo: 0.01% or less, Nb: 0.01% or less, W: 2.5% to 6.0%, Al: 1.5% to 2.5%, and Ti: 1.5% to 2.5%, the balance being Fe and other unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Sato, Rinzo Kayano, Tatsuya Takahashi, Koichi Takasawa
  • Patent number: 9995792
    Abstract: A battery state determination device, which determines a micro-short-circuiting tendency state, includes an impedance meter that applies an AC voltage or an AC current of a measurement frequency to a rechargeable battery, which is subject to determination, and measures complex impedance. The device further includes a detector that detects an absolute value of an imaginary axis component of the complex impedance. The device further includes a determiner that compares the absolute value of the imaginary axis component detected by the detector with a lower limit threshold value. The lower limit threshold value is set based on a measurement result of the absolute value of the imaginary axis component of the rechargeable battery in the micro-short-circuiting tendency state. When the absolute value of the imaginary axis component is smaller than the lower limit threshold value, the determiner determines that the rechargeable battery is in the micro-short-circuiting tendency state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Koba, Sachio Takeda, Koichi Ichikawa, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Masahiko Mitsui
  • Patent number: 9997289
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic material including a plurality of flat particles containing a magnetic metal, and a matrix phase disposed around the flat particles and having higher electrical resistance than the flat particles. In a cross-section of the magnetic material, the aspect ratio of the flat particles is 10 or higher. If the major axis of one of the flat particles is designated as L and the length of a straight line connecting two endpoints of the flat particle is designated as W, the proportion of the area surrounded by the outer peripheries of parts in which flat particles satisfying the relationship: W ?0.95×L are continuously laminated, is 10% or more of the cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoko Eguchi, Tomohiro Suetsuna, Koichi Harada, Toshihide Takahashi, Seiichi Suenaga
  • Patent number: 9980694
    Abstract: In order to provide a technique capable of restoring measured data from projection data with high accuracy and removing system noise included in the measured data, a signal processing device obtains measured data x including signal values of 0 or less by processing an output signal from a data acquisition system, and performs a conversion process on the measured data x by using a predefined function including a logarithmic function so as to generate projection data (logarithmically converted data z), in which the predefined function is a function of which an inverse function is present for values of a predetermined negative number s or more, and the measured data x including signal values of 0 or less within a predetermined range is restored from the projection data by applying the inverse function to the projection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Takahashi, Taiga Goto, Koichi Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 9985924
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of posting content to a social medium comprises receiving content posted by a user along with an associated posting time which indicates when the user selected an option to post the content to the social medium; determining that publication of the content posted by the user is dependent on a trigger; and in response to determining that publication of the content is dependent on the trigger, storing the content with the associated posting time and suspending publication of the content until the trigger is satisfied such that the posting time published with the content indicates a time prior to transmission of the content from an electronic device to a server for publishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuka Nomura, Koichi Takahashi, Takashi Takahashi, Daisuke Tomoda, Hiroki Yoshinaga
  • Publication number: 20180130875
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a drift layer formed of a first conductive type semiconductor material, a MOSFET part including a p-type base layer provided on a front surface of the drift layer, a first n-type buffer layer provided on a reverse side of the drift layer, and a second n-type buffer layer provided on a reverse side of the first n-type buffer layer and having a high impurity concentration. The first n-type buffer layer has a higher impurity concentration than the drift layer and has a total amount of electrically active impurities per unit area of 1.0×1012 cm?2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji SUZUKI, Tetsuo TAKAHASHI, Mitsuru KANEDA, Ryu KAMIBABA, Koichi NISHI
  • Patent number: 9962428
    Abstract: A composition having tissue repair activity, which is capable of promoting reactions associated with tissue repair, contains at least one selected from the group consisting of a first component that is a protein having a monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) activity, a second component that is a protein having the extracellular domain activity of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectin-9 (Siglec-9), and a third component that is at least one of chondroitin sulfate and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihito Yamamoto, Minoru Ueda, Kohki Matsubara, Akio Suzumura, Koichi Furukawa, Yoshihiro Matsushita, Hirotaka Wakayama, Nobunori Takahashi, Shin Tsunekawa, Takako Izumoto
  • Patent number: 9958063
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device controls hydraulic pressure supplied to a continuously variable transmission. The hydraulic control device includes a pressure regulating valve, a solenoid valve configured to control the pilot pressure, line pressure control means, and hydraulic control means. The pressure regulating valve includes an input port to which line pressure is input, an output port configured to supply an oil chamber of a second pulley with a second pulley pressure, a drain port configured to discharge the second pulley pressure from the oil chamber, and a spool moving according to pilot pressure to regulate the second pulley pressure. The line pressure control means is configured to control the line pressure on the basis of the second pulley pressure and first pulley pressure of first pulley. The hydraulic control means is configured to temporarily change the pilot pressure from set pressure to configure the line pressure identical to the second pulley pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: JATCO Ltd
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Hashimoto, Seiichiro Takahashi, Tomoaki Honma, Tomoaki Kabe, Nobuhiko Morifuji, Nobuhide Kato, Hitoshi Goka, Koichi Sugita
  • Patent number: 9961038
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of posting content to a social medium comprises receiving content posted by a user along with an associated posting time which indicates when the user selected an option to post the content to the social medium; determining that publication of the content posted by the user is dependent on a trigger; and in response to determining that publication of the content is dependent on the trigger, storing the content with the associated posting time and suspending publication of the content until the trigger is satisfied such that the posting time published with the content indicates a time prior to transmission of the content from an electronic device to a server for publishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuka Nomura, Koichi Takahashi, Takashi Takahashi, Daisuke Tomoda, Hiroki Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 9950601
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an upper member, a lower member, and a high voltage equipment. The upper member is provided at a rear of a seat in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The upper member extends in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle. The lower member extends in the vehicle width direction. The lower member is provided at the rear of the seat in the front-rear direction below the upper member in a vehicle height direction of the vehicle. The high voltage equipment is provided at the rear of the seat in the front-rear direction and connected to an upper connecting point of the upper member and a lower connecting point of the lower member. A virtual line connecting the upper connecting point and the lower connecting point passes through a center of gravity of the high voltage equipment viewed in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Mitani, Koichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9950588
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a high voltage equipment-accommodation portion, a cooling mechanism, and a discharge passage. The high voltage equipment-accommodation portion is provided behind a seat and includes a high voltage equipment. The cooling mechanism cools the high voltage equipment with cooling air introduced from an outside of the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion and diffuses in the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion the cooling air which has cooled the high voltage equipment. The discharge passage connects a lower end part of the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion and a vicinity of a floor surface in the vehicle interior. The cooling mechanism is configured to discharge the cooling air in the high voltage equipment-accommodation portion downwardly to the vehicle interior via the discharge passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Mitani, Koichi Takahashi, Kazuya Nakano
  • Publication number: 20180109010
    Abstract: A crimp terminal includes a wire connection portion including a bottom wall portion, and a pair of side wall portions. The wire connection portion includes a core wire crimping portion provided on one end side, and to be crimped onto a core wire of a wire, and a covering crimping portion provided on another end side, and to be crimped onto a covering of the wire, and integrally covers the core wire and the covering. In the core wire crimping portion before crimping, an interval between outer wall surfaces of the pair of side wall portions is widest at an end portion on the covering crimping portion side, and in the covering crimping portion before crimping, the interval is widest at an end portion on the core wire crimping portion side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Hidehiko Iwasawa, Keiichiroh Kurashige, Koichi Ikebe, Naoki Ito
  • Publication number: 20180067289
    Abstract: A prism optical system has an optical element that includes, a first surface that defines a transmitting surface as an entrance surface and an internal reflecting surface as well, a second surface that defines an internal reflecting surface in opposition to the first surface, a third surface that defines an internal reflecting surface in opposition to the first surface and adjacent to the second surface, a fourth surface that defines an internal reflecting surface in opposition to the first surface and adjacent to the third surface and an internal reflecting surface closest to the image plane as well, and a fifth surface that defines a transmitting surface adjacent to the first surface and in opposition to the fourth surface; the fourth surface is defined by a rotationally asymmetric surface having a negative power in the Y-Z plane and a positive power in the X-direction perpendicular to the Y-Z plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20180067290
    Abstract: A prism optical system has an optical element that includes an entrance-side reflecting surface having reflection on the most entrance-side of the optical element on an optical path, an exit-side reflecting surface having reflection on the most exit side of the optical element on the optical path, and an intermediate reflecting surface having reflection between the entrance-side reflecting surface and the exit-side reflecting surface on the optical path, a thickness of an intermediate area including the intermediate reflecting surface in the X-Z plane is greater than a thickness of an entrance-side area including the entrance-side reflecting surface or a thickness of an exit-side area including the exit-side reflecting surface, and the following condition (1) is satisfied: 0.5<Tn/Tc<1.0??(1) where Tn is a thickness of the entrance-side area including the entrance-side reflecting surface, and Tc is a thickness of the intermediate area including the intermediate reflecting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9884535
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an air conditioning system, a high voltage equipment, a cooling fan, and an intake duct. The air conditioning system is to condition air in an interior of the vehicle which has a vehicle height direction. The cooling fan is to send cooling air which has passed through the air conditioning system to the high voltage equipment. The cooling fan has an intake port. The intake duct is connected to the intake port from upward in the vehicle height direction to supply the cooling air to the cooling fan. A lowermost part of the intake port in the vehicle height direction is positioned higher than a lowermost surface of a duct flow path of the intake duct in the vehicle height direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nakano, Koichi Takahashi, Sachiko Katsuno
  • Publication number: 20180029650
    Abstract: Provided is a rear end structure of a vehicle body, with which it is possible to reduce vehicle weight and achieve satisfactory vehicle body rigidity. The rear end structure of a vehicle body is equipped with a floor panel having a low floor part, a high floor part provided rearward of the low floor part, and a floor recess formed in the high floor part and describing a protuberant configuration when viewed in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and a brace connecting the low floor part and the bottom surface of the floor recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi TAKAHASHI, Satoru KAWABE, Ken YASUI, Masaaki YAMANE
  • Patent number: D816158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuya Yoshii, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Shigeki Fukui, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Tatsuo Nanjo, Norihiro Ikebe, Kenichi Kanno, Keiichiro Tsukuda, Hiroki Nakanishi