Patents by Inventor Makoto Kano

Makoto Kano 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: 20210009108
    Abstract: A control apparatus of a vehicle includes: a steering apparatus (6) including a steering wheel (11) operated in order to turn a vehicle (1) and a steering angle sensor (8) that detects a steering angle of the steering wheel (11), the steering apparatus (6) steering a front wheel (steered wheel) (2) of the vehicle (1) in accordance with operation of the steering wheel (11); and a controller (14) that sets a steering angle acceleration based on the steering angle detected by the steering angle sensor (8) and controls vehicle motion when the steering wheel (11) is operated to be turned. In particular, the controller (14) suppresses a rise of lateral acceleration of the vehicle (1) based on the steering angle acceleration in order to control the vehicle motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicants: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, IKUTOKU GAKUEN
    Inventors: Takatoshi TSUKANO, Masato ABE, Makoto YAMAKADO, Yoshio KANO, Kazuki SATO
  • Publication number: 20210001921
    Abstract: The steering system includes: a first steering device to-steer left and right wheels in a mechanically associated manner by changing an angle of left and right chassis frame components; and a second steering device to drive a supplementary turning actuator to change angles of the wheels relative to the chassis frame components. The second steering device includes a supplementary turning control section to perform a control to cause turning by a steering angle that is a difference between a steering angle determined by a numerical model of vehicle motion on the basis of the steering command angle and the vehicle velocity and an actual steering angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norio ISHIHARA, Atsushi ITOU, Masato ABE, Yoshio KANO, Makoto YAMAKADO, Mitsunori ISHIBASHI
  • Patent number: 10698304
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a heat receiving unit, a working fluid, a radiator, and a pump. The heat receiving unit includes a first member, a second member, an inlet housing, and an outlet housing. The first member receives heat. The second member is disposed to face the first member. The inlet housing is connected to the pump and disposed between the first member and the second member. The outlet housing is connected to the radiator and disposed on a side of the second member facing away from the inlet housing. The first member and the second member are disposed at a predetermined distance away from each other. A vaporization space portion is disposed between the first member and the second member. An outlet space portion is disposed on a side of the second member facing away from the vaporization space portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Iyoda, Ichiro Kano
  • Patent number: 10662449
    Abstract: This method for producing a compound uses a continuous tank reactor which is provided with two or more reaction tanks for producing the compound and with a reaction liquid feeding pipe that feeds a reaction liquid from an upstream reaction tank to a downstream reaction tank, said method being characterized in that the Reynold's number of the reaction liquid that flows in the reaction liquid feeding pipe is configured to be 1800-22000. Furthermore, this compound production system is used in said method for producing a compound, and is formed by housing at least one of the reaction tanks in a portable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kano, Takamitsu Kariya, Hiroyasu Banba, Tomohiko Mawatari, Takeshi Kato, Tsutomu Hirachi, Keizo Tachibana, Masahiro Kamide, Megumu Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20200096849
    Abstract: A liquid cooling-type cooling device includes a heat-receiving unit, a working fluid that transports heat, a radiator that cools the working fluid from the heat-receiving unit, and a pump. The heat-receiving unit includes a first component that is bottomed tubular, receives the heat from the heat-generating body, and gasifies the working fluid; a second component that is bottomed tubular, is disposed within the first component spaced apart from the first component by a predetermined gap, and has a base including a plurality of through-holes; an inlet for introducing the working fluid to a gasification space between the first component and the second component; an outlet for emitting the working fluid that has passed through the plurality of through-holes and has flowed medial of the second component; and an applier that applies a voltage to the first component and the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto IYODA, Yasuhiro MIYAMOTO, Ichiro KANO
  • Publication number: 20200050954
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to one embodiment includes first and second processing circuitry. The first processing circuitry acquires traveling data including a plurality of features of a mobile apparatus based on a travelling state of the mobile apparatus. The second processing circuitry calculates a predicted value of consumed energy of the mobile apparatus based on a first classification rule and the traveling data, the first classification rule associating a plurality of first conditions with a plurality of first prediction models for the consumed energy used on satisfaction of the first conditions being associated with at least one of the plurality of features. The second processing circuitry determines whether update of the first classification rule is required based on a difference between the predicted value and an actual value. The second processing circuitry generates a second classification rule based on the traveling data if the update is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION, TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Fukushima, Takahiro Yamamoto, Hideyuki Aisu, Yusuke Shimokawa, Yasuhiro Shibata, Makoto Kano
  • Patent number: 10160982
    Abstract: Provided is a method that is for producing acrylamide, continuously produces acrylamide from acrylonitrile using a biocatalyst, and is characterized in that a continuous reaction is started by means of introducing acrylamide into a reaction vessel and then causing acrylonitrile to contact a biocatalyst. The method for producing acrylamide has superior operability and a low cost, and is capable of continuously extracting an aqueous solution of acrylamide at a target concentration in a short period of time after starting the continuous reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kano, Kozo Murao
  • Publication number: 20180119186
    Abstract: This method for producing a compound uses a continuous tank reactor which is provided with two or more reaction tanks for producing the compound and with a reaction liquid feeding pipe that feeds a reaction liquid from an upstream reaction tank to a downstream reaction tank, said method being characterized in that the Reynold's number of the reaction liquid that flows in the reaction liquid feeding pipe is configured to be 1800-22000. Furthermore, this compound production system is used in said method for producing a compound, and is formed by housing at least one of the reaction tanks in a portable container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto KANO, Takamitsu KARIYA, Hiroyasu BANBA, Tomohiko MAWATARI, Takeshi KATO, Tsutomu HIRACHI, Keizo TACHIBANA, Masahiro KAMIDE, Megumu MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170291870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an amide compound solution comprising an amide compound and a surfactant. More specifically, the invention relates to an amide compound solution comprising amide compound, and 2.7˜20 mg of a cationic surfactant per 1 kg of the amide compound or 0.01˜10 mg of a C15˜C20 carboxylic acid or its salt as an anionic surfactant per 1 kg of the amide compound. The present invention provides an amide compound solution which is manufactured using a biocatalyst and which has a low level of foaming, and thereby improving the operability and yield when manufacturing an amide compound-based polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto KANO, Norifumi HAGIYA
  • Patent number: 9694700
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a charging management system. Based on an estimated duration from a time when an electric vehicle having arrived at each of a charging facilities starts charging until the charging is complete, the system determines the charging facility a charging facility utilization of which is to be recommended to be one of the charging facilities related to a path to a destination which has a shortest maximum wait time from a time when a plurality of electric vehicles arrive at the charging facility until the charging is complete, and reports information indicative of the determined charging facility to the electric vehicle not having arrived at the charging facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kawano, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Makoto Kano, Yasuomi Une, Junichi Yamamoto, Norikazu Hosaka, Satoshi Sekine, Tsuyoshi Shimada
  • Patent number: 9682627
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided a consumed power amount estimation apparatus including an estimation unit configured to estimate a power amount necessary for an electric vehicle having a similar power consumption tendency to run, based on a parameter used to compensate for information affecting power consumption by running of the electric vehicle based on consumed power amount information of each of a plurality of electric vehicles having similar power consumption tendencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, Junichi Yamamoto, Norikazu Hosaka, Satoshi Sekine, Makoto Kano, Shinichiro Kawano, Yasuomi Une
  • Patent number: 9677611
    Abstract: A low friction assembly is desired. The present invention relates to a new low-friction lubrication assembly comprising a first member relatively slidable against a second member, the first member having chemical affinity with an OH-group on its sliding surface; and one or more oxygen containing compounds, provided on the sliding surface of the first member and being able to produce a tribofilm attached to the sliding surface of the first member through hydrogen bond interactions. Preferably the second member comprises a similar OH-terminated sliding surface wherein an oxygen containing compound (lubricant)-supported interface between the first and second sliding surfaces results in a H- and/or OH-terminated interface developing repulsive forces thereinbetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jean Michel Martin, Makoto Kano, Takumaru Sagawa, Masahiko Watanabe, Yutaka Mabuchi
  • Patent number: 9656566
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a charge management apparatus includes an input unit, a first estimation unit, a determination unit, a generation unit, and an output unit. The input unit accepts an input of traffic demand data indicative of a number of vehicles. The first estimation unit estimates charge wait times at plural charge stations based on the traffic demand data. The determination unit compares the estimated charge wait times at the respective charge stations, and determines whether a desired condition is satisfied. The generation unit generates charge recommendation information indicative of a charge station according to a determination result. The output unit outputs the charge recommendation information to an external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kano, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Junichi Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Shimada, Kiyoshi Matsui, Junichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170101614
    Abstract: Provided is a technique which can easily realize the retention time of the reaction mixture in the reactor suitable for the production quantity by controlling the amount of the reaction liquid in accordance with the production quantity and thus can suppress the amount of a biocatalyst used in a method for producing acrylamide from acrylonitrile by using a biocatalyst. Provided is a method for producing acrylamide from acrylonitrile through a continuous reaction using a biocatalyst in reactors by using two or more reactors connected in series, wherein one reactor A and a reactor B connected to the reactor A on an upstream side are communicated with each other below liquid faces of reaction liquids in both reactors, and the producing method comprises controlling a liquid volume of a reaction liquid in the reactor B by controlling a level of a reaction liquid in the reactor A to be between a disposed position of a communicating port with the reactor B and a full level position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto KANO, Takamitsu KARIYA
  • Patent number: 9382560
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a technique for suppressing a decrease in nitrile hydratase activity and improving the productivity of the amide compound in the course of producing an amide compound from a nitrile compound using a biocatalyst. Specifically, the invention pertains to a method for producing the corresponding amide compound from a nitrile compound in the presence of a biocatalyst having nitrile hydratase activity, wherein the method for producing an amide compound using a nitrile compound is characterized in that the zinc concentration of the nitrile compound is 0.4 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michiko Takahashi, Makoto Kano, Kozo Murao
  • Publication number: 20150315620
    Abstract: Provided is a method that is for producing acrylamide, continuously produces acrylamide from acrylonitrile using a biocatalyst, and is characterized in that a continuous reaction is started by means of introducing acrylamide into a reaction vessel and then causing acrylonitrile to contact a biocatalyst. The method for producing acrylamide has superior operability and a low cost, and is capable of continuously extracting an aqueous solution of acrylamide at a target concentration in a short period of time after starting the continuous reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto KANO, Kozo MURAO
  • Publication number: 20150315619
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a technique for suppressing a decrease in nitrile hydratase activity and improving the productivity of the amide compound in the course of producing an amide compound from a nitrile compound using a biocatalyst. Specifically, the invention pertains to a method for producing the corresponding amide compound from a nitrile compound in the presence of a biocatalyst having nitrile hydratase activity, wherein the method for producing an amide compound using a nitrile compound is characterized in that the zinc concentration of the nitrile compound is 0.4 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michiko TAKAHASHI, Kozo MURAO, Makoto KANO
  • Publication number: 20150251553
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a charge management apparatus includes an input unit, a first estimation unit, a determination unit, a generation unit, and an output unit. The input unit accepts an input of traffic demand data indicative of a number of vehicles. The first estimation unit estimates charge wait times at plural charge stations based on the traffic demand data. The determination unit compares the estimated charge wait times at the respective charge stations, and determines whether a desired condition is satisfied. The generation unit generates charge recommendation information indicative of a charge station according to a determination result. The output unit outputs the charge recommendation information to an external terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kano, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Junichi Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Shimada, Kiyoshi Matsui, Junichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150158393
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a charging management system. Based on an estimated duration from a time when an electric vehicle having arrived at each of a charging facilities starts charging until the charging is complete, the system determines the charging facility a charging facility utilization of which is to be recommended to be one of the charging facilities related to a path to a destination which has a shortest maximum wait time from a time when a plurality of electric vehicles arrive at the charging facility until the charging is complete, and reports information indicative of the determined charging facility to the electric vehicle not having arrived at the charging facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro KAWANO, Hiroyuki SUZUKI, Makoto KANO, Yasuomi UNE, Junichi YAMAMOTO, Norikazu HOSAKA, Satoshi SEKINE, Tsuyoshi SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20150151637
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided a consumed power amount estimation apparatus including an estimation unit configured to estimate a power amount necessary for an electric vehicle having a similar power consumption tendency to run, based on a parameter used to compensate for information affecting power consumption by running of the electric vehicle based on consumed power amount information of each of a plurality of electric vehicles having similar power consumption tendencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SUZUKI, Junichi YAMAMOTO, Norikazu HOSAKA, Satoshi SEKINE, Makoto KANO, Shinichiro KAWANO, Yasuomi UNE