Patents by Inventor Koichiro Yamashita

Koichiro Yamashita 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: 10480156
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a riding-type traveling vehicle body and a hydraulically operable front loader coupled to a front of the traveling vehicle body. The traveling vehicle body includes left and right rear wheels disposed to the left and right of a driver seat, left and right rear fenders covering the left and right rear wheels, a valve unit for the front loader and an operating lever for the front loader. The valve unit is disposed in a space between the rear wheel and the rear fender on one of left and right sides, and the operating lever extends from the space, upward of the rear fender on the one of the left and right sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Nagai, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Masayuki Akita, Shoichiro Nagaishi, Koichiro Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Ryo Matsumoto, Azusa Furihata, Masahiro Izumi
  • Patent number: 10464120
    Abstract: A method for producing a forged crankshaft includes a die forging step of forming a forged blank having a crankshaft shape by die forging, and a pressing step of pressing the forged blank by a first dies. The forged blank includes first excess portions attached to some or all of crank arms each incorporating a counterweight, each of the first excess portions protrudes from a side portion of the crank arm, in a region near a journal. In the pressing step, the first excess portions are deformed by the first dies such that each of the first excess portions bulges toward a pin. This facilitates the production of a forged crankshaft with a reduced weight and assured stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Tamura, Junichi Okubo, Ken Yoshino, Kunihiro Yabuno, Hiroyuki Kurokawa, Tomohisa Yamashita, Sho Takamoto, Koichiro Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10441995
    Abstract: The disclosed production method includes a die forging step of obtaining a forged blank with flash having a crankshaft shape, and a trimming step of removing the flash from the forged blank while nipping the forged blank with a pair of holding dies. In the forged blank, at least one of the rough crank arms have, in a region near an adjacent rough pin, a first excess portion protruding from an outer periphery of a side portion of the rough crank arm. When the forged blank is nipped with the pair of holding dies, the first excess portion is deformed by the pair of holding dies to bulge toward an adjacent rough journal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Takamoto, Kenji Tamura, Tomohisa Yamashita, Kunihiro Yabuno, Ken Yoshino, Hiroyuki Kurokawa, Junichi Okubo, Koichiro Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10422626
    Abstract: A position measuring apparatus instructs a first node to emit light by transmitting a first light emission pattern to the first node, instructs a second node to emit light by transmitting the first light emission pattern to the second node, when light emission following the instructed first light emission pattern is detected, and instructs the second node to emit light by transmitting a second light emission pattern that is different from the first light emission pattern, when light emission following the instructed first light emission pattern is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahisa Suzuki, Koichiro Yamashita, Koji Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10425879
    Abstract: A control device includes: a processor configured to: control a multihop communication path in a wireless network that includes a node group; when a first power storage speed of a target relay node in the node group is negative, calculate a first estimated time that is needed to reach a target power-storage value in a case where the target relay node is in a non-relay operating state; and in accordance with a length of the first estimated time calculated, change a state of the target relay node into the non-relay operating state or a stop state and change a state of another node, which is in the non-relay operating state, into a relay operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichiro Yamashita, Toshiya Otomo, Takahisa Suzuki, Koji Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10413965
    Abstract: The disclosed production method includes a rough forging step of performing die forging to obtain a rough forged blank with flash having a crankshaft shape, and a finish forging step of applying die forging by use of a first pair of dies to the rough forged blank to obtain a finish forged blank with flash. In the rough forged blank, at least one of the rough crank arms have, in a region near an adjacent rough pin, a first excess portion protruding from an outer periphery of a side portion of the rough crank arm. During the die forging in the finish forging step, the first excess portion is deformed by the first pair of dies to bulge toward an adjacent rough journal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Takamoto, Kenji Tamura, Tomohisa Yamashita, Kunihiro Yabuno, Ken Yoshino, Hiroyuki Kurokawa, Junichi Okubo, Koichiro Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20190276090
    Abstract: A work vehicle including: a vehicle body frame; a prime mover part located on a front or rear part of the vehicle body frame; a bonnet configured to open and close by swinging, and covering the prime mover part; and an assist unit configured to assist the bonnet to operate to open. A lateral end portion of the vehicle body frame is provided with a first linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. A lateral end portion of a lower end part of the bonnet, which is located closer to an end cover than the first linkage part is, is provided with a second linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. The assist unit is provided with an expansion/contraction mechanism biased so as to expand, and is located laterally outside the prime mover part and spans the first linkage part and the second linkage part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi Komorida, Koichiro Matsumoto, Masaki Takaoka, Arisa Kimura, Tasuku Teraoka, Azusa Furihata, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Toshiki Kanai, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Masayuki Akita, Takashi Kumashiro, Ryo Matsumoto, Hiroki Nagai, Tatsuki Kago, Akihito Mihara
  • Patent number: 10377219
    Abstract: A tractor includes an engine that is mounted on a vehicle body frame, a hood that houses the engine and is configured to pivot about a front pivot in a top-bottom direction between a closed position at which the hood covers the engine, and an open position at which the hood exposes the engine, a mounting rubber that is provided between the engine and the vehicle body frame to support the engine in an anti-vibration manner, and a hood stay that supports the hood such that the hood is pivotable up/down about the front pivot. The hood stay includes an abutting-target portion against which the engine can abut from a rear side, to prevent the engine from swinging forward in a front-rear direction of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Tasuku Teraoka, Takeshi Komorida, Takashi Kumashiro, Shoichiro Nagaishi, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Akihito Mihara, Ryo Matsumoto, Hiroki Nagai, Yuto Akai, Yoshihisa Tonoya, Masaki Takaoka, Tatsuki Kago, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Junichi Yamanaka, Masahiro Izumi, Azusa Furihata, Koichiro Matsumoto, Takashi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10350671
    Abstract: A method for producing a forged crankshaft includes: a preforming step of forming a preformed blank with no flash, the preformed blank including a shape of the crankshaft, wherein the crank arm have excess projecting portions at an outer peripheries of side portions of the crank arm near the crank pin; a die forging step of forming a forged blank with flash by pressing the preformed blank with a pair of first dies; and a trimming step of removing the flash from the forged blank. In the die forging step, while a second die is abutted against a journal-side surface of the crank arm and holds the surface, the excess projecting portions of the crank arm are deformed by the first dies so as to increase the side portions of the crank arm in thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Tamura, Junichi Okubo, Koichiro Ishihara, Ken Yoshino, Kunihiro Yabuno, Hiroyuki Kurokawa, Tomohisa Yamashita, Sho Takamoto
  • Patent number: 10336377
    Abstract: A work vehicle including: a vehicle body frame; a prime mover part located on a front or rear part of the vehicle body frame; a bonnet configured to open and close by swinging, and covering the prime mover part; and an assist unit configured to assist the bonnet to operate to open. A lateral end portion of the vehicle body frame is provided with a first linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. A lateral end portion of a lower end part of the bonnet, which is located closer to an end cover than the first linkage part is, is provided with a second linkage part with which the assist unit is linked. The assist unit is provided with an expansion/contraction mechanism biased so as to expand, and is located laterally outside the prime mover part and spans the first linkage part and the second linkage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Komorida, Koichiro Matsumoto, Masaki Takaoka, Arisa Kimura, Tasuku Teraoka, Azusa Furihata, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Toshiki Kanai, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Masayuki Akita, Takashi Kumashiro, Ryo Matsumoto, Hiroki Nagai, Tatsuki Kago, Akihito Mihara
  • Patent number: 10178629
    Abstract: A communications node includes a first transmitting circuit configured to transmit to plural communications nodes, a confirmation signal for confirming whether response is possible; a receiving circuit configured to receive from first communications nodes capable of responding among the plural communications nodes, a response signal for the transmitted confirmation signal; a selecting circuit configured to select from among the first communications nodes and based on reception strength of the received response signal, a second communications node to which execution of data processing is requested by the communications node; a strength calculating circuit configured to calculate based on the reception strength of the response signal from the selected second communications node, a transmission strength to the second communications node; and a second transmitting circuit configured to transmit to the second communications node and based on the calculated transmission strength, a request signal requesting executi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiromasa Yamauchi, Koichiro Yamashita, Takahisa Suzuki, Toshiya Otomo, Miyoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 10172021
    Abstract: A first node included in a first layer determines whether there has occurred a failure in a sink node included in a second layer subordinate to the first layer. The first node requests a second node included in the second layer to collect information of a third node included in a third layer subordinate to the second layer when the first node determines that there has occurred a failure in the sink node. The first node determines a fourth node serving as a substitute for the failed sink node included in the second layer on a basis of the information of the third node collected by the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiya Otomo, Koichiro Yamashita, Takahisa Suzuki, Hiromasa Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10098071
    Abstract: An observation system includes a plurality of nodes and an observation apparatus that collects information from the nodes using multi-hop communication for communicating with the nodes. The observation apparatus includes a link quality indicator (LQI) determination section and an output control section. The LQI determination section determines whether an LQI received from a node using the multi-hop communication is larger than a first threshold. When the LQI is larger than the first threshold, the output control section outputs a reduction command to the node associated with the LQI, the reduction command being a command to change the amount of transmission power in the multi-hop communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Kurihara, Koichiro Yamashita, Takahisa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10097425
    Abstract: A data network management system includes a data network management apparatus; and plural data processing apparatuses installed in an installation area and configured to transmit data to the data network management apparatus. The plural data processing apparatuses transmit identification information thereof together with the processed data to the data network management apparatus. The data network management apparatus determines based on identification information of data processing apparatuses that have completed a given authentication test among the plural data processing apparatuses and the identification information obtained from the plural data processing apparatuses installed in the installation area, a first data processing apparatus from which the data is to be obtained among the plural data processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiromasa Yamauchi, Koichiro Yamashita, Takahisa Suzuki, Toshiya Otomo
  • Patent number: 10091095
    Abstract: A system has a group of nodes that perform multi-hop communication therebetween and a communications apparatus that communicates with a node included in the group of nodes. The node adds to data transmitted by the node, a hop count updated each time the data is transferred by the multi-hop communication and a reference hop count for the data to be transferred from the node to the communications apparatus, and transmits the data. The communications apparatus, when receiving the data, compares the reference hop count and the hop count added to the data, and based on a result of comparison, determines whether failure has occurred at a given node in the group of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiya Otomo, Koichiro Yamashita, Takahisa Suzuki, Hiromasa Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10091748
    Abstract: Among plural communications nodes that transfer data to a communications apparatus by multihop communication, a communications node includes a transmitting circuit configured to transmit a synchronization request signal requesting transmission of a synchronization signal for synchronizing the multihop communication at the communications node; a receiving circuit configured to receive the synchronization signal in response to the synchronization request signal transmitted by the transmitting circuit; and a power control circuit configured to control the receiving circuit such that a state of the receiving circuit is a first state where power consumption of the receiving circuit is a first power before the transmitting circuit transmits the synchronization request signal and is a second state where the power consumption of the receiving circuit is a second power that is higher than the first power after the transmitting circuit transmits the synchronization request signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiya Otomo, Koichiro Yamashita, Takahisa Suzuki, Hiromasa Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20180225128
    Abstract: A control system includes a server and a plurality of nodes. The server transmits data of command strings being described in combination of sequential processing and loop processing to the nodes. The nodes store the data of command strings received from the server. Each node includes a plurality of application programming interface (API) units that perform predetermined sequential processing. Each node selects an API unit on the basis of the command strings acquired from the server and causes the selected API unit to perform sequential processing and loop processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichiro YAMASHITA, Takahisa SUZUKI, Koji KURIHARA
  • Patent number: 9996132
    Abstract: A distributed processing method of a system in which communications apparatuses communicate data by multi-hop communication is executed by a given communications apparatus among the communications apparatuses. According to the method, the given communications apparatus executes a given process based on a result of a first process executed by a first communications apparatus that among the communications apparatuses, communicates directly with the given communications apparatus and operates using power stored in a charging device charged by power generated from energy obtained corresponding to an environment where installed. The given communications apparatus executes the given process when receiving the result of the first process from the first communications apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiya Otomo, Koichiro Yamashita, Takahisa Suzuki, Hiromasa Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9970761
    Abstract: An event location analysis system includes a first wireless terminal device. The first wireless terminal device includes a first measurement unit, a second measurement unit, and a first processor. The second measurement unit consumes larger amounts of power than the first measurement unit consumes. The first processor is configured to transmit a first notification signal upon detecting a first event on basis of a measurement value of the first measurement unit. The first processor is configured to start the second measurement unit upon receiving a second notification signal. The first processor is configured to activate a measurement operation of the first measurement unit and a measurement operation of the second measurement unit after the second measurement unit is started. The first processor is configured to stop the measurement operation of the second measurement unit after a predetermined time has elapsed since the start of the second measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahisa Suzuki, Koichiro Yamashita, Koji Kurihara, Toshiya Otomo
  • Patent number: 9955402
    Abstract: When a first sensor node has a large power consumption, an information processing apparatus propagates a portion of request information for a data process having the request recipient set to a second sensor node, through a path that does not pass through the first sensor node. For example, the information processing apparatus changes a division rate at a third sensor node acting as a branching point for the request information for the data process having the request recipient set to the second sensor node to thereby change the distribution of the transferred data amount and equalize the power consumption of the sensor nodes in a sensor network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahisa Suzuki, Koichiro Yamashita, Hiromasa Yamauchi, Toshiya Otomo