Patents by Inventor Koji Nakano

Koji Nakano 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: 20210284182
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to execute the processing of finding, in connection with a first vehicle whose cabin unit and travel unit are separable from each other and that is scheduled to travel a first section of road in which travelling with a travel unit of a first type is suitable and provided with a travel unit of a second type different from the first type, a second vehicle that is scheduled to travel the first section in the direction opposite to the direction of travel of the first vehicle and finish travelling the first section and provided with a travel unit of the first type, and instructing the first vehicle and the second vehicle to exchange the travel unit of the first type and the travel unit of the second type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki NAKANO, Masato URA, Koji TAKAO, Hideyuki SAKURAI, Keisuke HOTTA, Rieko MASUTANI, Atsushi HANAWA, Masanobu OHMI, Takashi HAYASHI, Atsushi NABATA, Tetsuro SAKAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210284094
    Abstract: An attachment structure, for a side airbag device including an airbag that is to be deployed and inflated on a side of an occupant seated on a seat in a vehicle interior under pressure of a gas supplied from an inflator, includes an attachment member via which the airbag is attached inside the seat. The attachment member includes a support portion that supports the airbag before the airbag is deployed and inflated, an attachment portion that is attached inside the seat, and a guide portion that guides the airbag to a seat outer side at a time when the airbag is deployed and inflated. The guide portion is provided so as to correspond to a part of the airbag supported by the support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Nobuya NAKANO, Ryoichi KATO, Koji SHIBAYAMA, Shinji YAMADA, Tomohisa HOUDATSU
  • Publication number: 20210283541
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a spunbond nonwoven fabric having low pressure loss, high collecting performance, and excellent processability and an air filter fabricated using the spunbond nonwoven fabric, the spunbond nonwoven fabric including fibers formed of a polyolefin-based resin, in which an average single fiber diameter of the fibers is 6.5 ?m or more and 22.0 ?m or less, a hindered amine-based compound represented by Formula (1) is contained at 0.1% by mass or more and 5% by mass or less, a melt flow rate (MFR) of the nonwoven fabric is 32 g/10 minutes or more and 850 g/10 minutes or less, and the nonwoven fabric is processed into an electret.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: TORAY Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun YOSHIDA, Koji YAMANO, Yohei NAKANO, Makoto NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210261153
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which controls a plurality of vehicle platforms which can be coupled to and separated from a predetermined vehicle interior unit, the information processing apparatus comprises a controller configured to execute: transmitting a first command to transport the vehicle interior unit to a first location and install the vehicle interior unit, to one of the plurality of vehicle platforms; and in a case where all people who are to be on board the vehicle interior unit and move are on board the installed vehicle interior unit, transmitting a second command to transport the vehicle interior unit to a second location which is a destination of the people, to one of the plurality of vehicle platforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki NAKANO, Masato URA, Koji TAKAO, Hideyuki SAKURAI, Keisuke HOTTA, Rieko MASUTANI, Atsushi HANAWA, Masanobu OHMI, Takashi HAYASHI, Atsushi NABATA, Tetsuro SAKAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200407497
    Abstract: Provided is an aliphatic polycarbonate applicable to the production of a block copolymer by radical polymerization. The aliphatic polycarbonate is represented by formula (1): wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are identical or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 15 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; A and B are identical or different, and each represents a substituent that serves as an initiating group for living radical polymerization, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an acyloxy group, or a carboxy group, provided that at least one of A and B is a substituent that serves as an initiating group for living radical polymerization; and m is an integer of 10 to 2500.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji NAKANO, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20200386128
    Abstract: A structure of an internal combustion engine is provided. The structure includes an oil pan connected to a main body portion of the internal combustion engine, and a plurality of baffle plates disposed in and fastened to the oil pan. In one embodiment, the oil pan includes a deep bottom portion for receiving oil and a shallow bottom portion. Among the plurality of baffle plates, the rigidity of a baffle plate disposed at the shallow bottom portion is higher than the rigidity of a baffle plate disposed at the deep bottom portion. In another embodiment, the oil pan includes a bottom portion for receiving oil, and a heavy-equipment joint portion disposed on a side portion of the oil pan. Among the plurality of baffle plates, the rigidity of a baffle plate disposed at the heavy-equipment joint portion is higher than the rigidity of another baffle plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki ITO, Koji NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10787540
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermally decomposable binder that achieves a reduced residual carbon after sintering, and that can be subjected to a dewaxing treatment at a relatively low temperature in a non-oxidative atmosphere. More specifically, the present invention provides an aliphatic polycarbonate that has a structure obtained by neutralizing a Brønsted acid with an organic onium salt in a side chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Koji Nakano, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Shizuka Hachiken
  • Patent number: 10759901
    Abstract: A thermally decomposable binder containing an aliphatic polycarbonate resin containing a constituting unit represented by the formula (1): wherein each of R1, R2 and R3, which may be identical or different, is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and n is 1 or 2. The thermally decomposable binder and the fine inorganic particle-dispersed paste composition, each containing an aliphatic polycarbonate resin of the present invention can be used in general molded articles, optical materials such as films, fibers, optical fibers, and optical disks, thermally decomposable materials such as ceramic binders, and lost foam casting, medicinal materials such as drug capsules, additives for biodegradable resins, main components for biodegradable resins, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Nakano, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Masahiro Suzuki, Nobutaka Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10756388
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte contains: a copolymer having a constituent unit represented by a formula (1) below and a constituent unit represented by a formula (2) below; and a metal salt. In the formula (1), m is 2 or 3, and R1 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group. In the formula (2), n is 2 or 3, and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: LINTEC CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takashi Morioka, Yoichi Tominaga, Koji Nakano
  • Publication number: 20200239630
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aliphatic polycarbonate that can be thermally decomposed (dewaxed) at a relatively low temperature. The aliphatic polycarbonate comprises a constituent unit represented by formula (1): wherein R1, R2, and R3 are identical or different, and each represent a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 15 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; R4 represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and n is an integer of 0 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji NAKANO, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10640643
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermally decomposable binder for which dewaxing can be performed at low temperatures, and an inorganic fine particle-dispersed paste composition comprising this binder. Specifically, the present invention provides a thermally decomposable binder comprising an aliphatic polycarbonate resin comprising a constituent unit represented by formula (1): wherein R1, R2, and R3 are identical or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, and n is 1 or 2, and provides an inorganic fine particle-dispersed paste composition comprising this binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Nakano, Kiyoshi Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10563138
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for optimizing layered catalytic processes. This is accomplished by testing various catalysts with a compound found in a feedstock to be tested, to determine the facility of the catalyst in hydrogenating, hydrosulfurizing, or hydrodenitrogenating the molecule, and hence the feedstock. In a preferred embodiment, the Double Bond Equivalence of the feedstock and molecule are determined, and catalysts are pre-selected based upon their known ability to work with materials of this DBE value. In preferred embodiments, the layered catalysts include a demetallization catalyst, used before hydrocracking. In additional preferred embodiments, the test feedstock contains 500 ppmw or less asphaltenes, preferably C5-asphaltenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD., JAPAN COOPERATION CENTER PETROLEUM
    Inventors: Omer Refa Koseoglu, Adnan Al-Hajji, Hendrik Muller, Masaru Ushio, Koji Nakano
  • Patent number: 10488093
    Abstract: Provided is an air conditioning apparatus that is capable of suppressing increases in volume and cost of the apparatus and performing more suitable overheating protection. An electric compressor is an inverter-integrated electric compressor (10) integrally including a compressor (5), an electric motor (6) that drives the compressor (5), and an inverter (7) including a temperature sensor (11) that detects the temperature in the vicinity of a semiconductor switching device, wherein a controller (3) estimates a discharge temperature of the compressor (5) on the basis of a correlation of respective pressure loading characteristics for the detected temperature of the inverter (7), for the rotational speed of the compressor (5), and for the motive force of the compressor (5) in a refrigerating cycle (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hagita, Takayuki Takashige, Nobuya Nakagawa, Mikihiko Ishii, Takeshi Hirano, Koji Nakano, Masayuki Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190256651
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermally decomposable binder that achieves a reduced residual carbon after sintering, and that can be subjected to a dewaxing treatment at a relatively low temperature in a non-oxidative atmosphere. More specifically, the present invention provides an aliphatic polycarbonate that has a structure obtained by neutralizing a Brønsted acid with an organic onium salt in a side chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji NAKANO, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Shizuka HACHIKEN
  • Patent number: 10369867
    Abstract: A drive apparatus providing a heat source and driving a switching element, along with a corresponding method of using the drive apparatus. The switching element includes a transistor having a high-heat resistant semiconductor including silicon carbide. The drive apparatus is provided with a voltage adjusting unit that varies a drive voltage to be applied to a conduction control terminal of the switching element in order to put the switching element in an ON state, and the voltage adjusting unit applies, as the drive voltage, a voltage in an active region of the transistor to the conduction control terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Nagasaka, Hideo Nakamura, Koji Nakano, Masatoshi Morishita, Shunsuke Yakushiji
  • Patent number: 10294886
    Abstract: A lower water jacket of a cylinder head includes a lower/upper exhaust collecting portion cooling portion configured between a lower exhaust collecting portion and an upper exhaust collecting portion by bypassing a lower exhaust collecting portion cooling portion. Besides, cooling water flowing through the lower/upper exhaust collecting portion cooling portion is merely cooling water of the lower water jacket, and cooling water of an upper water jacket does not flow through the lower/upper exhaust collecting portion cooling portion. Therefore, in the lower/upper exhaust collecting portion cooling portion, interference may not occur in cooling water of the two water jackets to restrain smooth flowing, and cooling effects of an area sandwiched by the lower exhaust collecting portion and the upper exhaust collecting portion are further improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakajima, Yoshiki Matsushiro, Koji Nakano
  • Patent number: 10293332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrocracking catalyst for hydrocarbon oil comprising a support containing a framework-substituted zeolite-1 in which zirconium atoms and/or hafnium atoms form a part of a framework of an ultrastable y-type zeolite and a hydrogenative metal component carried thereon and a method for producing the same. The hydrocracking catalyst of the present invention makes it easy to diffuse heavy hydrocarbon oils such as VGO, DAO and the like into mesopores, is improved in a cracking activity and makes it possible to obtain a middle distillate at a high yield as compared with catalysts prepared by using zeolite comprising titanium and/or zirconium carried thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, JGC Catalyst and Chemicals Ltd., Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum
    Inventors: Omer Refa Koseoglu, Adnan Al-Hajji, Ali Mahmoud Al-Somali, Ali H. Al-Abdul'Al, Mishaal Al-Thukair, Masaru Ushio, Ryuzo Kuroda, Takashi Kameoka, Koji Nakano, Yuichi Takamori
  • Publication number: 20190136046
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a thermally decomposable binder for which dewaxing can be performed at low temperatures, and an inorganic fine particle-dispersed paste composition comprising this binder. Specifically, the disclosure provides a thermally decomposable binder comprising an aliphatic polycarbonate resin comprising a constituent unit represented by formula (1): wherein R1, R2, and R3 are identical or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, and n is 1 or 2, and provides an inorganic fine particle-dispersed paste composition comprising this binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY O F AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji NAKANO, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10253763
    Abstract: An object is to provide a motor-driven compressor capable of reducing cost required when a failure occurs in part of components configuring an inverter device. A power substrate assembly 50 is removably fixed to a housing body 10 in an inverter accommodation chamber 13, and a control substrate assembly 70 and a filter circuit assembly 90 are removably fixed to a cover 30. Therefore, when the cover 30 is removed from the housing body 10, the power substrate assembly 50, the control substrate assembly 70, and the filter circuit assembly 90 can be independently removed from the housing body 10 or the cover 30, and new power substrate assembly 50, control substrate assembly 70, and filter circuit assembly 90 can be independently mounted on the housing body 10 or the cover 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakagami, Takayuki Takashige, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Koji Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190022630
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrocracking catalyst for hydrocarbon oil comprising a support containing a framework-substituted zeolite-1 in which zirconium atoms and/or hafnium atoms form a part of a framework of an ultrastable y-type zeolite and a hydrogenative metal component carried thereon and a method for producing the same. The hydrocracking catalyst of the present invention makes it easy to diffuse heavy hydrocarbon oils such as VGO, DAO and the like into mesopores, is improved in a cracking activity and makes it possible to obtain a middle distillate at a high yield as compared with catalysts prepared by using zeolite comprising titanium and/or zirconium carried thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Omer Refa KOSEOGLU, Adnan AL-HAJJI, Ali Mahmoud AL-SOMALI, Ali H. AL-ABDUL'AL, Mishaal AI-THUKAIR, Masaru USHIO, Ryuzo KURODA, Takashi KAMEOKA, Koji NAKANO, Yuichi TAKAMORI