Patents by Inventor Kozo Nishimura

Kozo Nishimura 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: 10720368
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: an insulating substrate having an upper surface on which a semiconductor element is mounted; a base plate joined to a lower surface of the insulating substrate; a case member that surrounds the insulating substrate and that is in contact with a surface of the base plate to which the insulating substrate is joined; a sealing resin provided in a region surrounded by the base plate and the case member; a cover member facing a surface of the sealing resin and fixed to the case member; and a holding plate, a lower surface of the holding plate and a portion of a side surface of the holding plate being in close contact with the surface of the sealing resin, an upper surface of the holding plate being fixed to and protruding from a surface of the cover member facing the surface of the sealing resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Kozo Harada, Yasumichi Hatanaka, Takashi Nishimura, Masaki Taya
  • Patent number: 10699300
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information providing method and so on including: obtaining a use history of a device used by a user for processing on a substance; and providing information according to the obtained use history to the user, wherein the processing on the substance includes a movement of the substance or a change in a temperature of the substance. This allows providing the user of the device with information suitable for the user when the user simply uses a device for doing routine housework, without requiring the user to input information such as search words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Aki Yoneda, Shunji Harada, Kouji Miura, Tomohiko Kitamura, Kozo Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190371686
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: an insulating substrate having an upper surface on which a semiconductor element is mounted; a base plate joined to a lower surface of the insulating substrate; a case member that surrounds the insulating substrate and that is in contact with a surface of the base plate to which the insulating substrate is joined; a sealing resin provided in a region surrounded by the base plate and the case member; a cover member facing a surface of the sealing resin and fixed to the case member; and a holding plate, a lower surface of the holding plate and a portion of a side surface of the holding plate being in close contact with the surface of the sealing resin, an upper surface of the holding plate being fixed to and protruding from a surface of the cover member facing the surface of the sealing resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HARADA, Kozo HARADA, Yasumichi HATANAKA, Takashi NISHIMURA, Masaki TAYA
  • Patent number: 10468315
    Abstract: The power module includes: an insulating substrate having an upper surface on which a semiconductor element is mounted; a base plate joined to a lower surface of the insulating substrate; a case member surrounding the insulating substrate and adhered to the base plate; a sealing resin provided in a region surrounded by the base plate and the case member, so as to seal the insulating substrate; and a holding plate projecting from an inner wall of the case member to above an outer peripheral portion of the insulating substrate, the holding plate being fixed to the inner wall, the holding plate being in contact with the sealing resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kozo Harada, Hiroyuki Harada, Yasumichi Hatanaka, Takashi Nishimura, Masaki Taya
  • Patent number: 10461045
    Abstract: A power semiconductor device including an insulating substrate having a metal layer formed on an upper surface thereof, a semiconductor element and a main electrode bonded to the metal layer, a metal wire connecting the metal layer with the semiconductor element, a metal member bonded to a lower surface side of the insulating substrate, a case member surrounding the insulating substrate and being in contact with a surface of the metal member bonded to the insulating substrate, and a sealing resin which fills a region surrounded by the metal member and the case member and has a resin strength of 0.12 MPa or higher at room temperature, a microcrystallization temperature of ?55° C. or lower, and a needle penetration of 30 to 50 after storage at 175° C. for 1000 hours and seals the insulating substrate, the metal layer, the semiconductor element, the metal wire, and the main electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasumichi Hatanaka, Kozo Harada, Hiroyuki Harada, Takashi Nishimura, Masayuki Mafune, Koji Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190267331
    Abstract: A power semiconductor device including an insulating substrate having a metal layer formed on an upper surface thereof, a semiconductor element and a main electrode bonded to the metal layer, a metal wire connecting the metal layer with the semiconductor element, a metal member bonded to a lower surface side of the insulating substrate, a case member surrounding the insulating substrate and being in contact with a surface of the metal member bonded to the insulating substrate, and a sealing resin which fills a region surrounded by the metal member and the case member and has a resin strength of 0.12 MPa or higher at room temperature, a microcrystallization temperature of ?55° C. or lower, and a needle penetration of 30 to 50 after storage at 175° C. for 1000 hours and seals the insulating substrate, the metal layer, the semiconductor element, the metal wire, and the main electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasumichi HATANAKA, Kozo Harada, Hiroyuki Harada, Takashi Nishimura, Masayuki Mafune, Koji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10376201
    Abstract: A control method causes the processor to execute: excluding one or more pieces of first vibration data from a plurality of pieces of vibration data stored in the memory, wherein the plurality of pieces of vibration data are acquired within one period, wherein vibration times associated with the one or more pieces of first vibration data are included in an operation period in which the user performed the operation with respect to the information terminal device, and wherein the operation period is specified based on the time in the log information stored in the memory; and updating the threshold value using at least one piece of vibration data in the plurality of pieces of vibration data from which the one or more pieces of first vibration data are excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kozo Nishimura, Masaaki Harada, Tomohiko Kitamura, Hiroko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10123394
    Abstract: In a control method, a vibration sensor of an information terminal apparatus acquires vibration data that is time-sequential data of vibrations including vibrations based upon body movements of a user on bedding on which the information terminal apparatus is placed. The acquired vibration data is stored in a memory, an action performed by the user is detected, and, from among the vibration data stored in the memory, vibration data included in a predetermined period that ends at a time at which the detected action was performed is extracted. Then, a vibration waveform indicated by the extracted vibration data is stored in the memory as a bed-leaving vibration pattern produced by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Harada, Kozo Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20180308127
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information providing method and so on including: obtaining a use history of a device used by a user for processing on a substance; and providing information according to the obtained use history to the user, wherein the processing on the substance includes a movement of the substance or a change in a temperature of the substance. This allows providing the user of the device with information suitable for the user when the user simply uses a device for doing routine housework, without requiring the user to input information such as search words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Aki YONEDA, Shunji HARADA, Kouji MIURA, Tomohiko KITAMURA, Kozo NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10043198
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information providing method and so on including: obtaining a use history of a device used by a user for processing on a substance; and providing information according to the obtained use history to the user, wherein the processing on the substance includes a movement of the substance or a change in a temperature of the substance. This allows providing the user of the device with information suitable for the user when the user simply uses a device for doing routine housework, without requiring the user to input information such as search words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Aki Yoneda, Shunji Harada, Kouji Miura, Tomohiko Kitamura, Kozo Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9967109
    Abstract: An information presenting method includes: receiving, from a refrigerator, a signal including an identification result of an identified user; extracting a scheduled future event by referring to schedule information corresponding to the user, based on the identification result of the user, the schedule information being included in a plurality of pieces of schedule information of users; determining an item associated with the extracted scheduled future event; generating information including information that is to be presented to the user, based on the determined item, the information that is to be presented to the user being included in stock information that relates to one or more items stored in the refrigerator; and transmitting, to an apparatus through the network, a signal for causing the apparatus to output the generated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kozo Nishimura, Tomohiko Kitamura
  • Patent number: 9832279
    Abstract: A plurality of networks each having a host are connected to achieve a transparent transaction between devices belonging to the different networks. A target apparatus includes a station and a host. In response to a get device handle request from an initiator apparatus, the station acquires, from the host, configuration information of a target device and relays transactions between the initiator apparatus and the target device, without requiring involvement of the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Nishioka, Yuusaku Ohta, Kozo Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20170257929
    Abstract: In a control method, a vibration sensor of an information terminal apparatus acquires vibration data that is time-sequential data of vibrations including vibrations based upon body movements of a user on bedding on which the information terminal apparatus is placed. The acquired vibration data is stored in a memory, an action performed by the user is detected, and, from among the vibration data stored in the memory, vibration data included in a predetermined period that ends at a time at which the detected action was performed is extracted. Then, a vibration waveform indicated by the extracted vibration data is stored in the memory as a bed-leaving vibration pattern produced by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: MASAAKI HARADA, KOZO NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170202506
    Abstract: A control method causes the processor to execute: excluding one or more pieces of first vibration data from a plurality of pieces of vibration data stored in the memory, wherein the plurality of pieces of vibration data are acquired within one period, wherein vibration times associated with the one or more pieces of first vibration data are included in an operation period in which the user performed the operation with respect to the information terminal device, and wherein the operation period is specified based on the time in the log information stored in the memory; and updating the threshold value using at least one piece of vibration data in the plurality of pieces of vibration data from which the one or more pieces of first vibration data are excluded
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: KOZO NISHIMURA, MASAAKI HARADA, TOMOHIKO KITAMURA, HIROKO SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160223249
    Abstract: An information presenting method includes: receiving, from a refrigerator, a signal including an identification result of an identified user; extracting a scheduled future event by referring to schedule information corresponding to the user, based on the identification result of the user, the schedule information being included in a plurality of pieces of schedule information of users; determining an item associated with the extracted scheduled future event; generating information including information that is to be presented to the user, based on the determined item, the information that is to be presented to the user being included in stock information that relates to one or more items stored in the refrigerator; and transmitting, to an apparatus through the network, a signal for causing the apparatus to output the generated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Kozo NISHIMURA, Tomohiko KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20150169834
    Abstract: A fatigue degree estimating method analyzes log information including an operation log of a user with respect to a device and a state log of the device for analyzing a direct operation by the user with respect to the device, and movement of the user before and after the direct operation; and estimates the fatigue degree of each part of the user and of a mental part of the user by the analyzed direct operation and the analyzed movement before and after the direct operation. The estimated fatigue degree of each part of the user and of the mental part of the user are notified to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Kozo Nishimura, Tomohiko Kitamura, Kouji Miura, Shunji Harada
  • Publication number: 20150154714
    Abstract: A premium update system includes: an article transmission unit (607) which transmits via a network an article by a policy holder who has signed a predetermined contract with a service provider providing a predetermined service; an article display unit (609) which displays the article transmitted by the article transmission unit (607) to a viewer other than the policy holder; an interaction degree determination unit (901) which determines an interaction degree showing the degree of interaction relationship between the policy holder and the viewer; and a premium update unit (604) which determines the content (premium) of the contract in accordance with the interaction degree determined by the interaction degree determination unit (901).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Aki Yoneda, Tomohiko Kitamura, Kozo Nishimura, Shunji Harada, Kouji Miura
  • Patent number: 9041526
    Abstract: A directional indicator includes a momentary type turn signal lever supported to undergo a swing operation and automatically returning to a neutral position after the swing operation, a turn switch operated by the swing operation of the turn signal lever in a first zone for generating a turn signal for informing a driving direction of a vehicle and for setting an auto turn cancel mode for automatically canceling the turn signal, a manual switch operated by the swing operation of the turn signal lever in a second zone for setting a manual mode for manually canceling the turn signal, and a turn signal control section for controlling cancellation of the turn signal based on an operating state of the turn switch and the manual switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Kozo Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150127556
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure provides an information presentation method for presenting a recommended guarantee content of a first device included in a plurality of devices. The information presentation method includes acquiring use history information including data indicating use of the first device (S3210), generating information indicating a use situation of the first device based on the use history information and processing defined in each type of the device (S3220), deciding the recommended guarantee content of the first device based on the information indicating the use situation of the first device (S3230), and presenting the recommended guarantee content to a user of the first device (S3240).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of Ame
    Inventors: Shunji Harada, Kouji Miura, Eiichi Naito, Tomohiko Kitamura, Aki Yoneda, Kozo Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150039428
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information providing method and so on including: obtaining a use history of a device used by a user for processing on a substance; and providing information according to the obtained use history to the user, wherein the processing on the substance includes a movement of the substance or a change in a temperature of the substance. This allows providing the user of the device with information suitable for the user when the user simply uses a device for doing routine housework, without requiring the user to input information such as search words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Aki Yoneda, Shunji Harada, Kouji Miura, Tomohiko Kitamura, Kozo Nishimura