Patents by Inventor Makoto Shimoda

Makoto Shimoda 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: 20180001785
    Abstract: A bicycle battery unit is configured to reduce the effect of contact with an obstacle. The bicycle battery unit includes a plurality batteries, a housing accommodating the batteries and a protector. The protector is integrally provided on at least a portion of the outer surface of the housing. The protector has a lower hardness than a hardness of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Yoshitaka NOSE, Yuya YONEDA, Taihei NISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20160318575
    Abstract: A bicycle apparatus is basically provided with an ABS unit which is driven by an assist motor which adds an assisting force to a manual drive force inputted from a crankshaft of a bicycle, and which controls a braking force that is applied to a wheel of the bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Makoto SHIMODA, Shinichiro NODA
  • Patent number: 9238493
    Abstract: Provided is a method which comprises: an attaching step of attaching a pair of installation jigs, respectively, to right and left opposite lateral portions of a support member; a clamping step of clamping the clampable surface portion of each of the installation jigs by a clamping unit of a transfer device; a temporarily mounting step of transferring the instrument panel module to the front of the passenger compartment by the transfer device to temporarily mount each of the right and left mounting brackets to a sidewall of a vehicle body; and a fastening step of, after the temporarily mounting step, detaching the installation jigs from the support member, and fastening each of the right and left mounting brackets to the sidewall of the vehicle body in the vehicle width direction by a fastening bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tamagawa, Hironobu Morita, Makoto Shimoda, Noriyuki Kawamoto, Yuki Itoh, Shunsuke Nobuoka, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Takayuki Furukawa, Takashi Shimizu, Motonori Moriwaki
  • Publication number: 20130312242
    Abstract: Provided is a method which comprises: an attaching step of attaching a pair of installation jigs, respectively, to right and left opposite lateral portions of a support member; a clamping step of clamping the clampable surface portion of each of the installation jigs by a clamping unit of a transfer device; a temporarily mounting step of transferring the instrument panel module to the front of the passenger compartment by the transfer device to temporarily mount each of the right and left mounting brackets to a sidewall of a vehicle body; and a fastening step of, after the temporarily mounting step, detaching the installation jigs from the support member, and fastening each of the right and left mounting brackets to the sidewall of the vehicle body in the vehicle width direction by a fastening bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TAMAGAWA, Hironobu MORITA, Makoto SHIMODA, Noriyuki KAWAMOTO, Yuki ITOH, Shunsuke NOBUOKA, Kazuhiro TANAKA, Takayuki FURUKAWA, Takashi SHIMIZU, Motonori MORIWAKI
  • Patent number: 6195415
    Abstract: A mobile radio communication network including plural radio cells controlled by a centralized hub controller. The hub controller communicates data packets to each radio cell on a data line, and bridges together appropriate audio lines to provide dispatch communications between the radio cells. The hub controller is programmed to carry out tests on each data line and each audio line to verify off-hook conditions thereof so that uninterrupted data signals and audio signals can be carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Uniden America Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Farhad Esfahani
  • Patent number: 5479358
    Abstract: An energy supply system operates to supply heat energies, such as cooling water, steam, heating water, etc. to a community, and the system has a function for predicting a future energy demand of the community and to correct it. In a system having an energy plant to store energy and an energy supply pipeline network for connecting the energy plant to the community, the system includes an energy demand plan making section for predicting an energy demand of the community on the basis of past cases of energy supply and for formulating an energy demand plan with respect to time, and an energy demand variation detecting section for determining a variation of the energy demand from the energy demand plan by using a personnel flow measured value measured by personnel flow measuring apparatuses provided at paths to or positions of the community as a parameter. The variation of the future energy demand of the community is predicted and energy which accomodates the determined variation can be prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Miyadera, Akira Sugano
  • Patent number: 5467265
    Abstract: A system for determining a cost effective and practical operation method for thermal source equipments includes a fundamental plan data storage unit, a fundamental plan generating unit for determining a fundamental operation plan of each equipment while minimizing an operation cost by linear programming, an operation knowledge storage unit for storing operation knowledge such as equipment performance characteristics and operation know-how, a fundamental plan evaluating unit for evaluating the fundamental plan, a modifying rule storage unit for storing modifying rules used for modifying the evaluated fundamental plan, and a fundamental plan modifying unit for modifying the fundamental plan in accordance with the modifying rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Makoto Shimoda, Masaji Nakahara, Masahiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 5435380
    Abstract: A heat storage apparatus includes a tank containing a heat storage medium and having an upper region and a lower region for holding the heat storage medium at respective temperatures above and below atmospheric temperature. To reduce heat losses and increase flexibility of use, an intermediate region having heat storage medium is maintained in the tank between the upper and lower regions at a temperature between the upper and lower temperatures. The desired temperature of the intermediate region is maintained by heating or cooling its heat storage medium, for example by use of an otherwise unused low-grade heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Plant Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Makoto Shimoda, Akira Yamada, Yasuo Koseki, Yoshio Naganuma, Hideo Fukutake, Toshihiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 5333240
    Abstract: A state diagnostic system for equipment is disclosed. The system is constructed of a neural network model for learning in advance one or more samples of information on vibrations, which are produced in a specific operation state of the equipment, in association with the corresponding operation state and obtaining an output signal corresponding to results of the learning when information on vibrations produced upon operation of the equipment is inputted; an input unit for inputting to the neural network model the information on the vibrations produced upon operation of the equipment; and an output unit for outputting the output signal from the neural network model as diagnostic results to a user. State diagnostic methods, learning system, preview/predict system, diagnosis training system, service life estimation assisting system, service life estimation assisting system, and maintenance assisting system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Masahide Nomura, Makoto Shimoda, Tadayoshi Saito, Hiroshi Yokoyama, Kenji Baba, Junzo Kawakami, Yasunori Katayama, Akira Kaji, Seiitsu Nigawara
  • Patent number: 5311421
    Abstract: A method for controlling a controlled system by a controller such that a controlled variable can be brought into conformity with a desired value. With respect to at least one of input/output variables for a combined controlling-controlled system, which includes in combination the controller and the controlled system, and input/output variables for the controlled system, information containing its characteristics is taken out from the combined controlling-controlled system. The information with the characteristics contained therein is inputted to a neural network which has been caused beforehand to learn a correlation between the information containing the characteristics and control parameters. From the neural network, one or more of the control parameters, said one or more control parameters corresponding to a corresponding number of inputs to the neural network, are outputted to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahide Nomura, Tadayoshi Saito, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Makoto Shimoda, Masakazu Kondoh, Hisanori Miyagaki, Akira Sugano, Nobuyuki Yokokawa
  • Patent number: 5305230
    Abstract: A process control system controls a large scale plant such as thermal power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Makoto Shimoda, Masahide Nomura, Tadayoshi Saito, Hiroshi Yokoyama, Akira Kaji, Hisanori Miyagaki, Seiitsu Nigawara, Hiroshi Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 5245528
    Abstract: A process control apparatus and a process control system for observing the waveform of the deviation between a set point which controls the process in a control loop and the process controlled variable transmitted from the process so that the operating parameters are adjusted in accordance with a predetermined adjustment rule by using the deviation based upon the absolute value of a wave for every half cycle of the wave. Therefore, even if the process controlled variable is influenced, the area of the wave cannot be changed significantly. As a result, the operating parameters can be adjusted correctly, causing the process controlled variable to quickly coincide with the set point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Saito, Kohji Tachibana, Susumu Takahashi, Nobuyuki Yokokawa, Masahide Nomura, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Makoto Shimoda, Hisanori Miyagaki, Eiji Tohyama
  • Patent number: 4855908
    Abstract: In a POS system including at least one controller and a plurality of POS terminals, the controller includes a price look-up file formed by a price look-up table and a sum table. When the price look-up table is searched by a price look-up inquiry signal, the sum table is correspondingly accessed by an address information from the price look-up table and the sum table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Shimoda, Tatsuyuki Ishino, Makoto Matsuo