Patents by Inventor Koichi Tsuno

Koichi Tsuno 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: 20210302995
    Abstract: A mobile charging apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a battery for charging a work machine; a movement unit that causes the mobile charging apparatus to autonomously move; and a controller that executes a program to perform control such that the movement unit moves the mobile charging apparatus to a predetermined position to wait for the work machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Hashizume, Ryuichi Kimata, Keiichiro Bungo, Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 10569659
    Abstract: In a charge/discharge system having a battery mounted in an electric vehicle, a charging station that charges the battery, and a connector that connects the battery of the electric vehicle and the charging station through a power line, there are provided a detector that applies a voltage to a terminal connected to the power line of the connector and detects whether the connector connects the battery and the charging station based on change of the applied voltage, and a controller that controls charge/discharge of the battery through the connector based on the state of charge of the battery memorized in a memory when it is detected that the connector connects the battery and the charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 9413206
    Abstract: In a cogeneration apparatus having a power generation unit equipped with a power generator, an internal combustion engine, and a hot water tank connected to the engine through a heat exchanger, there are provided a first pump provided at a flow channel connecting the engine to the heat exchanger and a second pump provided at a second flow channel connecting the heat exchanger to the hot water tank. A temperature of the engine cooling water heated by the engine and a temperature difference between the temperature and a temperature of the engine cooling water cooled by the heat exchanger is determined and based on the determined values, flow rates of the first and second pumps are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tohoda, Koichi Tsuno, Koichi Oka
  • Publication number: 20160114693
    Abstract: In a charge/discharge system having a battery mounted in an electric vehicle, a charging station that charges the battery, and a connector that connects the battery of the electric vehicle and the charging station through a power line, there are provided a detector that applies a voltage to a terminal connected to the power line of the connector and detects whether the connector connects the battery and the charging station based on change of the applied voltage, and a controller that controls charge/discharge of the battery through the connector based on the state of charge of the battery memorized in a memory when it is detected that the connector connects the battery and the charging station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventor: Koichi TSUNO
  • Publication number: 20140103649
    Abstract: In a cogeneration apparatus having a power generation unit equipped with a power generator, an internal combustion engine, and a hot water tank connected to the engine through a heat exchanger, there are provided a first pump provided at a flow channel connecting the engine to the heat exchanger and a second pump provided at a second flow channel connecting the heat exchanger to the hot water tank. A temperature of the engine cooling water heated by the engine and a temperature difference between the temperature and a temperature of the engine cooling water cooled by the heat exchanger is determined and based on the determined values, flow rates of the first and second pumps are controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki TOHODA, Koichi TSUNO, Koichi OKA
  • Publication number: 20070119299
    Abstract: The present invention provides an engine for model in which the number of parts can be reduced, the engine can be manufactured easily, the engine can be assembled for a short time, and the engine can be manufactured inexpensively. An engine for model in which a crankshaft is rotatably disposed in a crankcase, a piston is fitted in a cylinder body such that the piston can reciprocate, the cylinder body is mounted on an upper portion of the crankcase, the piston is connected to the crankshaft through a con-rod, wherein the cylinder body is integrally formed with a cylinder portion into which the piston is fitted such that the piston can reciprocate, and a heat sink head portion formed in an upper cylinder portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventor: Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 4892099
    Abstract: A catheter adapted to be inserted into a blood vessel is disclosed which comprises a flexible tube-like sheath including a fluid passage therein and a radially expansive and contractive balloon disposed about the peripheral surface of the distal end portion of said sheath and communicating with said fluid passage. The catheter is characterized in that a light guide formed by extrusion for transmitting illumination light to the leading end of the catheter has disposed therein, an image guide for transmitting an image from the distal end of the catheter, and a transparent liquid guide passage opening at the distal end of the catheter, are guide being disposed substantially in parallel with each other within the flexible tube-like sheath whereby the catheter includes the concurrent function of an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Ohkawa, Koichi Tsuno, Jun-ichi Hiramoto, Norifumi Matsumiya
  • Patent number: 4826280
    Abstract: An optical transmission channel for use in such optical devices as a fiberscope or an optical fiber sensor. The optical transmission channel is formed of an optically transmissive material and extends longitudinally with a substantially cylindrical peripheral surface. At least one groove extends parallel to the axis of the channel in the periheral surface and provides an efficient space for receiving another optically transmissive member. In a preferred embodiment, a fiberscope includes a grooved illuminating light transmission channel having an image fiber mounted in one groove and a tube mounted in the other, the tube being provided to carry air between a balloon member at one end and a syringe at the other for contracting and expanding the balloon. By providing the tube and image fiber in grooves in the illuminating light transmission channel, the required cross-sectional area for these elements may be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-ichi Hiramoto, Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 4807597
    Abstract: A fiberscope having a covering tube, an image fiber for transmitting picture images and equipped with an optical system at its tip end for focusing an image of an object to be observed, and light guides for transmitting light and placed along with said image fiber. The image fiber and the light guides are enclosed in said covering tube. A plastic body formed of substantially transparent material and convex shape is provided at front ends of the light guides. Liquid guide passages are also provided between an inner peripheral surface of the covering tube and outer peripheral surfaces of the image fiber and the light guides. Outlet ends of the light guides are arranged in positions substantially symmetrical with respect to an output end of the image fiber, and outlet ends of the liquid guide passages are arranged in positions substantially symmetrical with respect to the outlet end of the image fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Tsuno, Mitsuru Nishikawa, Kunio Awazu
  • Patent number: 4784144
    Abstract: An optical fiber sensor is composed of an outer portion generally in the form of a tube which constitutes an illumination light transmission path. Inside the tube is formed or inserted an image path for directing image light back to an observation point. A longitudinal hole may be formed beside or surrounding the image path for conducting a fluid to the observed location. The sensor is especially suitable for medical image catheter or endoscopic usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimizo Ono, Koichi Tsuno, Mitsuru Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 4776667
    Abstract: An image transmitting optical fiber device is improved in contrast by limiting the incident angle of light applied thereto and/or by placing an antireflection member in the light path at one or both of the ends of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Yoshida, Kimizo Ono, Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 4770163
    Abstract: A fiberscope in which the cross-sectional area is maximized of a passage conveying a clear liquid through which an image of an object to be observed can be transmitted, taking into consideration constraints upon diameters of various optical fibers and a surrounding flexible tube. An image transmitting fiber is bundled together with at least one, light guiding fibers which supply illuminating light. The bundled fibers are loosely fitted within a surrounding flexible tube with a space therebetween. A cap member is provided at the end of the flexible tube and optical fiber bundle for maintaining the optical fiber bundle centered at the end of the flexible tube and for directing flows of the clear fluid around the end of the fiber bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimizo Ono, Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 4717387
    Abstract: A catheter or fiberscope for the inspection of an intracardiac area or the like is proposed which has a flexible tube and a balloon mounted on its end. The flexible tube is divided into four passageways, i.e. two fluid passageways and an illumination light transmission line and an image transmission line. A flush of a physiological saline solution is spouted from one fluid passageway outside of the balloon to form a visual field without interfering natural movement of the area to be inspected. A catheter for dissolving a thrombus is also proposed which has a porous tube, instead of a balloon, at its end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Inoue, Keiichi Kuwaki, Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 4708434
    Abstract: A fiberscope having a freely bendable tip and having a reduced weight and diameter. Two spaced cylindrical casted sections are provided at the forward end of the fiberscope, and the image fiber, light guides for transmitting illuminating light, and manipulating wires are inserted through the two cylindrical casted sections. Each of the manipulating wires may be inserted through a tube in coil form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 4640577
    Abstract: In an inspection device having a light guide, an image fiber and a mirror for reflecting light from the light guide to an object and for reflecting an image of the object to the image fiber, the mirror is rotatable about an axis coincident with the optical axis at the end of the image fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 4620769
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image observation system which employs a bellows expanded and contracted by fluid pressure to move an optical element, such as an image pick-up lens, within an image pick-up adapter. The bellows, which is operatively associated with the optical element, is communicated with a manually operated fluid pressure drive unit by a fluid pressure transfer pipe. Manipulating the drive unit forces a fluid into or withdraws a fluid from the bellows via the transfer pipe to expand or contract the bellows, thereby controlling the position or attitude of the optical element located at the end of an image fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 4619247
    Abstract: A catheter or fiberscope for the inspection of an intracardiac area or the like is proposed which has a flexible tube and a balloon mounted on its end. The flexible tube is divided into four passageways, i.e. two fluid passageways and an illumination light transmission line and an image transmission line. A flush of a physiological saline solution is spouted from one fluid passageway outside of the balloon to form a visual field without interfering natural movement of the area to be inspected. A catheter for dissolving a thrombus is also proposed which has a porous tube, instead of a balloon, at its end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Inoue, Keiichi Kuwaki, Koichi Tsuno
  • Patent number: 4615583
    Abstract: An image fiber in which the contrast of the viewed image is improved. The image fiber of the invention is composed of a plurality of optical fiber cores with a cladding layer provided around the cores and filled into the spaces between the cores. A primary coating covers the cores and cladding layer. The primary coating contains a light-absorbing substance, for instance, carbon particles. Preferably, the primary coating is composed mainly of silicone resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Tsuno, Kunio Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 4616258
    Abstract: A monitoring device for monitoring an interior conduit wall includes a plurality of sliding members each resiliently urged by equal amounts away from the device body toward the conduit wall, so that the device can be used in conduits of different diameters while always remaining substantially centered within the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimizo Ono, Yoshikazu Nishiwaki, Koichi Tsuno, Toru Iwai, Mitsuru Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 4593973
    Abstract: A composite optical fiber for use with a sensor includes an imaging optical fiber which receives information-carrying light that is reflected from a target, and a transparent material that includes the imaging optical fiber in its interior and which transmits an illuminating light from a light source to the target. The light-receiving optical fiber is an integral part of the transparent material, and it has an increased cross-sectional area for transmitting the illuminating light with respect to its overall outside diameter. The optical fiber can be produced by the extrusion technique without arranging a multiplicity of light-transmitting fibers and encasing them within a heat-shrinkable tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Yoshida, Kimizo Ono, Koichi Tsuno