Patents by Inventor Koji Makino

Koji Makino 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: 20190309788
    Abstract: The objective is to provide a bolt which can more effectively suppress occurrence of seizure due to both oblique insertion and biting of foreign substances. The bolt includes a tapered surface, a guide portion, and a threaded portion in order from a distal end side and further includes a plurality of recesses provided on the tapered surface and a plurality of cutout portions provided at a distal end portion of the threaded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: MEIDOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji MAKINO, Masataka KONDO, Shungo MAKI, Akihiro FUTAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190257346
    Abstract: A bolt which can prevent seizure is provided due to the bolt being installed obliquely. A guide portion is formed between a groove portion formed at a distal end portion of the threaded portion and a surface end position on a base end side of the tapered surface, a starting end portion of the guide portion being an intersection between the surface end position on the base end side of the tapered surface and a helix according to the groove portion, a terminal end portion of the guide portion overlaps with the distal end portion of the threaded portion, an angle in the direction around the axis of the bolt from the starting end portion to the terminal end portion is set in the range of 90° to 360°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: MEIDOH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji MAKINO, Masataka KONDO, Katsuhide TAKEI, Akihiro FUTAMURA, Shun NISHIMURA, Shungo MAKI
  • Patent number: 10378419
    Abstract: A water jacket spacer adjusting a flow amount of cooling water in a water jacket, the water jacket spacer being inserted in the water jacket of a cylinder block, the water jacket spacer has a spacer body and a rectification means inhibiting flow of cooling water to an inner wall on a cylinder bore side of the water jacket, the rectification means having a form of a pocket and being provided on a face of the spacer body, the face being on a side of a cooling water introduction port of the water jacket, the rectification means being provided lower than the cooling water introduction port in a depth direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: UCHIYAMA MANUFACTURING CORP.
    Inventor: Koji Makino
  • Publication number: 20190195646
    Abstract: An environment adjustment system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information of an environment related to a user, a drafting unit configured to draft an action plan to recommend to the user based on the environmental information, a transmission unit configured to transmit the action plan to the user's terminal, and a confirming unit configured to confirm whether the user has performed the action plan. When the drafting unit drafts a new action plan for another user or for the user, it drafts the new action plan using a result of the confirmation by the confirming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi IWAI, Koji YAMADA, Marie ISHIKAWA, Akinori SATO, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Akira SHICHI, Masanori ISHIGAKI, Shuji TOMURA, Kenji ITO, Reiko MAKINO, Keisuke ICHIGE
  • Publication number: 20190193573
    Abstract: A traveling energy distribution system includes a plurality of supply facilities each of which is able to supply traveling energy to a vehicle, an information acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a vehicle, vehicle information relevant to an amount of traveling energy remaining in the vehicle and acquire, from each of the plurality of supply facilities, supply facility information relevant to an amount of traveling energy that can be supplied from that supply facility, and a determination unit configured to determine a transfer source supply facility and a transfer destination supply facility for traveling energy to be transferred from among the plurality of supply facilities and determine an amount of the traveling energy to be transferred based on the vehicle information and the supply facility information acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi IWAI, Koji YAMADA, Marie ISHIKAWA, Akinori SATO, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Akira SHICHI, Masanori ISHIGAKI, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Hajime MURATA, Kenji ITO, Reiko MAKINO, Keisuke ICHIGE
  • Patent number: 10247084
    Abstract: There is provided a novel regulating member that ensures easy manufacturing and does not adversely affect cooling water and environment. A spacer 6 is inserted from an opening 30 of a cooling water flow passage 3 into the cooling water flow passage 3 to be disposed. The cooling water flow passage 3 is disposed in a cylinder block 1 in an internal combustion engine. The spacer 6 includes a supporting member 7 with rigidity formed into a shape configured to be disposed in the cooling water flow passage 3 and a regulating portion 8 supported by the supporting member 7. The regulating portion 8 regulates a flow of cooling water. The regulating portion 8 includes a cellulose-based sponge 81. The cellulose-based sponge 81 is restorable from a compressed state through a contact with the cooling water w.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: UCHIYAMA MANUFACTURING CORP.
    Inventor: Koji Makino
  • Publication number: 20180335134
    Abstract: A vehicle power transmission device comprises: a continuously variable transmission configured to include a primary pulley, a secondary pulley, and a transmission belt wound between the primary pulley and the secondary pulley; a belt running clutch of hydraulic type for transmitting power to the continuously variable transmission; and a hydraulic control circuit controlling the continuously variable transmission and the belt running clutch, the hydraulic control circuit comprising a fail-safe valve switching a communication destination of an oil supply passage for supplying a hydraulic fluid to the belt running clutch to one of a first oil passage supplied with a control hydraulic pressure and a second oil passage supplied with a hydraulic pressure higher than the control hydraulic pressure, the fail-safe valve connecting the oil supply passage with the second oil passage when the fail-safe valve is switched to a failure position. The second oil passage is provided with an orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Ohgata, Shuji Moriyama, Daisuke Tomomatsu, Makoto Sawada, Kyohei Suzumura, Kenichi Tsuchida, Koji Makino, Toshiaki Hayashi, Yuta Seriguchi
  • Patent number: 10125862
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device with a second oil passage check valve provided in the second oil passage between a connection portion with the first oil passage and the second solenoid valve, the second oil passage check valve being configured such that a hydraulic pressure is supplied in a direction from the second solenoid valve toward the first oil passage and a hydraulic pressure is not supplied in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kutsubo, Kazuki Kojima, Koji Makino, Yoshimitsu Hyodo, Kenichi Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 10107389
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device including: a throttle valve; a pressure regulating valve; an on/off solenoid valve of a normally open type that allows communication therethrough when not energized; and a failure circuit that, when power supply to the linear solenoid valve and the on/off solenoid valve is cut off, supplies a certain hydraulic pressure based on switching off of the on/off solenoid valve to the control oil chamber of the pressure regulating valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kutsubo, Kazuki Kojima, Koji Makino, Yoshimitsu Hyodo, Kenichi Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 10013687
    Abstract: A card ID and a consumption amount of virtual money are transmitted from a game terminal as charging-target terminal apparatus, the card ID being recorded in a card possessed by a user (step S31). The server apparatus replaces the card ID with a user ID unique to each user (step S32), and specifies a virtual money account managed by the server apparatus in association with the user ID. When the balance of the account is not less than the consumption amount, the consumption amount is subtracted from the balance of the account, and when the balance is less than the consumption amount, the subtraction of the consumption amount is stopped (step S34). Transaction result information including information indicating whether the subtraction of consumption amount has succeeded is transmitted to the game terminal (3) as a response (steps S35, S36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keina Kanisawa, Yasuyuki Nagatomo, Yusuke Kitakaze, Koji Makino, Jiro Hotta, Masahiko Kami, Tadanobu Otaki, Kazutaka Kubota
  • Patent number: 9958066
    Abstract: A range switching device for switching supply and non-supply of a source pressure based on a hydraulic pressure from a hydraulic pressure generating source to a parking device, the parking device being switched into a parking release state while the source pressure is supplied thereto and being switched into a parking state while the source pressure is not supplied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Ichikawa, Kazuki Kojima, Yoshimitsu Hyodo, Koji Makino, Kenichi Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 9863531
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device that includes a second switching valve that is switchable between a third position in which the forward range pressure input from the first switching valve is output to the shift controller and the reverse range pressure is blocked when the second signal pressure is off and a fourth position in which the reverse range pressure input from the first switching valve is output to the shift controller and the forward range pressure is blocked when the second signal pressure is on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kutsubo, Kazuki Kojima, Koji Makino, Yoshimitsu Hyodo, Kenichi Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20170350306
    Abstract: There is provided a novel regulating member that ensures easy manufacturing and does not adversely affect cooling water and environment. A spacer 6 is inserted from an opening 30 of a cooling water flow passage 3 into the cooling water flow passage 3 to be disposed. The cooling water flow passage 3 is disposed in a cylinder block 1 in an internal combustion engine. The spacer 6 includes a supporting member 7 with rigidity formed into a shape configured to be disposed in the cooling water flow passage 3 and a regulating portion 8 supported by the supporting member 7. The regulating portion 8 regulates a flow of cooling water. The regulating portion 8 includes a cellulose-based sponge 81. The cellulose-based sponge 81 is restorable from a compressed state through a contact with the cooling water w.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventor: Koji MAKINO
  • Patent number: 9764241
    Abstract: This game system (1) includes multiple game machines (2A, 2B) connected to a network (5), allows a player of a game machine to select one of selective items on a game prepared in advance, and allows the player to play a game having content reflecting the selected item. This game system is provided with a device (32) for storing relation data for determining whether or not a predetermined connection exists between players, a device (11) for determining the selection state pertaining to the items selected by the players on the game machines, a device (11, 12) for determining, based on the relation data, other players that have the predetermined connection with the player, and a device (21) which, when the player is making the selection from the selective items, presents the player making the selection with the selection state of other players having the predetermined connection with that player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Mito, Hidekazu Shimizu, Masanori Kono, Koji Makino, Masayuki Shamoto, Satoshi Tsuchida, Ryo Horie, Yuki Nakano, Naoko Nasuhara, Tomohiro Inami
  • Patent number: 9759315
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device that includes a normally closed first solenoid valve, a first check valve, a failsafe valve, and a second check valve, wherein the first movable member of the first check valve is biased to cut off the communication between the first input port and the first drain port in case of the failure in which no current is applied to the first solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Ichikawa, Masamichi Yamaguchi, Yoshimitsu Hyodo, Koji Makino, Kenichi Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 9546730
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device is provided with a solenoid valve, a pressure regulating valve, a switching valve, and a control unit. The control unit, when shifting from a first shift speed to a second shift speed, causes a first signal pressure to be input to an oil chamber of the switching valve with the pressure regulating valve, and presses a valving element to a first input port side to be locked at a blocking position at which communication between the first input port and an output port is blocked at least until a third engagement element is brought into an engaged state from a disengaged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kutsubo, Kazuki Kojima, Koji Makino, Yoshimitsu Hyodo, Kenichi Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20160334013
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device with a second oil passage check valve provided in the second oil passage between a connection portion with the first oil passage and the second solenoid valve, the second oil passage check valve being configured such that a hydraulic pressure is supplied in a direction from the second solenoid valve toward the first oil passage and a hydraulic pressure is not supplied in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KUTSUBO, Kazuki KOJIMA, Koji MAKINO, Yoshimitsu HYODO, Kenichi TSUCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160334015
    Abstract: A range switching device for switching supply and non-supply of a source pressure based on a hydraulic pressure from a hydraulic pressure generating source to a parking device, the parking device being switched into a parking release state while the source pressure is supplied thereto and being switched into a parking state while the source pressure is not supplied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya ICHIKAWA, Kazuki KOJIMA, Yoshimitsu HYODO, Koji MAKINO, Kenichi TSUCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160327154
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device that includes a second switching valve that is switchable between a third position in which the forward range pressure input from the first switching valve is output to the shift controller and the reverse range pressure is blocked when the second signal pressure is off and a fourth position in which the reverse range pressure input from the first switching valve is output to the shift controller and the forward range pressure is blocked when the second signal pressure is on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KUTSUBO, Kazuki KOJIMA, Koji MAKINO, Yoshimitsu HYODO, Kenichi TSUCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160327155
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device including: a throttle valve; a pressure regulating valve; an on/off solenoid valve of a normally open type that allows communication therethrough when not energized; and a failure circuit that, when power supply to the linear solenoid valve and the on/off solenoid valve is cut off, supplies a certain hydraulic pressure based on switching off of the on/off solenoid valve to the control oil chamber of the pressure regulating valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KUTSUBO, Kazuki KOJIMA, Koji MAKINO, Yoshimitsu HYODO, Kenichi TSUCHIDA