Patents by Inventor Masahiro Kaneko

Masahiro Kaneko 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: 20210013728
    Abstract: Provided is a charging controller that controls a process of charging a battery from an external power source. When an outside air temperature is equal to or lower than a predetermined temperature, the charging controller charges the battery from a time earlier than a scheduled time of use of the battery by a predetermined time until the scheduled time of use. Thus, even when the outside air temperature is equal to or lower than the predetermined temperature, the temperature of the battery has been raised by heat generated during the charging by the time of use of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Nishiyama, Kenji Tsukagishi, Takahisa Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10873232
    Abstract: An electric power unit includes a motor case accommodating a motor, a motor cover covering an opening of the motor case, a driver case attached to the motor case, and accommodating a driver for controlling the motor. A seal surface of the motor case is inclined, and a seal surface of the driver case is attached to the inclined seal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kaneko, Masahiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200391572
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for a vehicle includes an air heating unit configured to heat air conditioning air to be sent into a vehicle cabin, a contact heating unit configured to heat a member that is in contact with a body of an occupant in the vehicle cabin, and an electronic control unit. A heat source of the air heating unit and a heat source of the contact heating unit each are supplied with an electric power from one or more batteries. The electronic control unit is configured to decrease an electric power that is supplied to the heat source of the air heating unit when the heat source of the contact heating unit is on as compared to an electric power that is supplied to the heat source of the air heating unit when the heat source of the contact heating unit is off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Tsukagishi, Takahisa Kaneko, Masahiro Nishiyama, Akihisa Sumiyoshi
  • Publication number: 20200376926
    Abstract: A vehicle temperature regulation apparatus includes a temperature regulator configured to regulate a temperature of a circuit board mounted in a vehicle, a controller configured to control the temperature regulator, and a storage unit configured to store a vehicle startup scheduled time. When the temperature of the circuit board at a check time before the vehicle startup scheduled time is outside of a predetermined normal temperature range, the controller executes circuit board pre-temperature-regulation control to operate the temperature regulator to regulate the temperature of the circuit board before the vehicle startup scheduled time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro NISHIYAMA, Kenji TSUKAGISHI, Takahisa KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20200370772
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes: an outdoor unit of an air conditioner; an indoor unit of the air conditioner; and a remote controller that operates and monitors at least one of the outdoor unit or the indoor unit. The remote controller includes: a storage and a processor coupled to the storage. The processor of the remote controller: acquires operation data from at least one of the outdoor unit or the indoor unit; stores the operation data in the storage by overwriting pre-stored operation data already in the storage when a predetermined capacity of the storage is exceeded; saves, during a past predetermined period when an abnormal condition occurs at the air conditioner and in the storage, a copy of the operation data; and displays the copy of the operation data or sends the copy of the operation data externally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouji Inoue, Toshio Ii, Yasuaki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Higuchi, Masahiro Kaneko, Ryousuke Yamamoto, Youta Katou
  • Patent number: 10821964
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle controls a hybrid vehicle including a drive motor and an engine, both of which are linked to a driving wheel. The control apparatus includes: a regenerative controller; a fuel injection controller; a clutch controller; a condition satisfaction determiner; and a delay controller. The regenerative controller regeneratively drives the drive motor at the time of decelerating the hybrid vehicle. The fuel injection controller stops a fuel injection at the time of decelerating the hybrid vehicle. The clutch controller releases a clutch that switches a power transmission on and off between the engine and the driving wheel at the time of a regenerative driving by the regenerative controller. The condition satisfaction determiner determines whether execution conditions of diagnoses performed in a fuel cut state in which the clutch is engaged and the fuel injection is stopped are all satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kaneko, Masahiro Ono
  • Publication number: 20200308313
    Abstract: A modified liquid diene rubber (A) has a functional group (a) derived from an acid anhydride, and satisfies all the requirements (I) to (III) below: (I) The functional group equivalent weight of the functional groups (a) is in the range of 400 to 3,500 g/eq. (II) The polystyrene-equivalent number average molecular weight (Mn) measured by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is in the range of 5,000 to 20,000. (III) The melt viscosity at 38° C. is not less than 3 Pa·s and X (K) is not less than 6100 K wherein X is the slope of a linear line passing through two points in a graph in which the two points are values of melt viscosity ? (Pa·s) at 38° C. and 60° C. measured with a Brookfield viscometer which are plotted as Ln[?/(Pa·s)] on ordinate versus 1/T (K?1) on abscissa (with the proviso that T is temperature (K)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi MOTODA, Shuhei KANEKO, Yu NOZASA, Yosuke UEHARA, Masahiro KASHIOKA, Yoshikazu UENO
  • Patent number: 10790553
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wiring diagnostic apparatus of embodiments includes a counter, an acquirer, and an abnormality determiner. The counter counts the number of battery modules connected to a plurality of first communication lines to which a plurality of battery modules are connected to form a communication channel for each of the first communication lines. The acquirer acquires identification information for identifying a battery module connected to a corresponding second communication line among battery modules connected to a plurality of second communication lines each forming a communication channel with a first communication line via the second communication line. The abnormality determiner determines an abnormality in a wiring relationship of the first communication line or the second communication line on the basis of the number of battery modules counted by the counter and identification information acquired by the acquirer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Okabe, Shinichiro Kosugi, Masahiro Sekino, Norihiro Kaneko, Yusuke Kikuchi, Kazuto Kuroda, Makoto Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200286214
    Abstract: Image processing using a machine learning model is enabled, thereby accurately reducing noise to improve image quality. A medical image is acquired; and it is evaluated whether noise in the medical image exceeds a predetermined reference value. A noise reducer reduces the noise of the medical image that has been determined to include noise that exceeds the reference value. The noise of the medical image is reduced using a machine learning model constructed by collecting a plurality of learning data sets that include an image with noise as input data and an image without noise as output data. The machine learning model includes a plurality of layers that perform convolution on an image that is input, one layer of which includes a filter layer in which a plurality of linear or nonlinear filters are incorporated, and convolution coefficients of the plurality of linear or nonlinear filters are predetermined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yukio KANEKO, Masahiro OGINO, Yoshimi NOGUCHI, Yoshitaka BITO
  • Publication number: 20200286229
    Abstract: An image diagnostic device that obtains a prediction model indicating a higher accuracy diagnosis prediction result includes: an observation unit that collects an image of an examination object; and an image processing unit that generates first image data from the image, and performs image processing of the first image data. The image processing unit is provided with: a feature extraction unit that extracts a first feature from the first image data; a feature transformation unit that converts the first feature to a second feature to be extracted from second image data; and an identification unit that calculates a prescribed parameter value using the converted second feature. The feature extraction unit includes a prediction model learned using a plurality of combinations of the first image data and feature, and the feature transformation unit includes a feature transformation model learned using a plurality of combinations of the first and second features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro OGINO, Yukio KANEKO, Zisheng LI, Yoshihisa SOTOME
  • Patent number: 10771882
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to a user interface for an earbud device. In some implementations, a method includes detecting contact of a finger of a user on a touch user interface of an earbud device. The method further includes determining a contact pattern based on movement of the finger on the touch user interface. The method further includes mapping the contact pattern to a predetermined command. The method further includes executing the predetermined command based on the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Estrada, Masahiko Seki, Haruhiko Kaneko, Hidetoshi Kurihara, Masahiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200276872
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes: a wheel support member configured to support a pair of left and right traveling wheels; a link mechanism configured to support the wheel support member such that the wheel support member can be raised and lowered, the link mechanism being provided spanning between a vehicle body and the wheel support member; a suspension mechanism configured to elastically support the wheel support member, the suspension mechanism being provided spanning between a suspension support portion, which is formed on the vehicle body, and the wheel support member; and a lateral link configured to restrict leftward and rightward movement of the wheel support member, the lateral link being joined to a vehicle body-side support portion, which is formed on the vehicle body, and to a wheel-side support portion, which is formed on the wheel support member, wherein the link mechanism has: an upper link with an front end portion supported so as to be able to pivot up and down around an upper pivot axis by a link sup
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro Azuma, Tatsuya Nagatomi, Kenta Moribe, Tomonori Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10731757
    Abstract: The controller performs shift control of the transmission such that an actual pressure of a primary pressure becomes an indicating pressure. The controller includes a phase advance compensator which performs advance compensation of the indicating pressure, and a setting unit which sets an indicating pressure on which the advance compensation is performed by the phase advance compensator as the indicating pressure, in accordance with at least one of a rotation speed of a primary pulley, an input torque to a secondary pulley, a speed ratio, or a changing rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: JATCO LTD
    Inventors: Takurou Kawasumi, Ken Okahara, Midori Yamaguchi, Masahiro Yamamoto, Hiroki Iwasa, Hiroki Kumashiro, Masayuki Shimizu, Ryuuichi Furukawa, Kenichi Mori, Kazutaka Adachi, Yutaka Kaneko, Hiroyuki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20200238790
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle includes an air conditioner configured to perform pre-air-conditioning for previously air-conditioning an inside of a vehicle cabin before a user gets in the vehicle. The control apparatus includes: a determining unit configured to, when the air conditioner is performing the pre-air-conditioning, determine whether an operation of a heating device or cooling device is required, the heating device and the cooling device being mounted on the vehicle to improve comfort of the user; and a device control unit configured to operate one of the heating device and the cooling device, whose operation is determined to be required by the determining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro NISHIYAMA, Kenji Tsukagishi, Takahisa Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20200157999
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a pump, a radiator, a flow rate adjustment valve, a bypass passage, and a controller. The flow rate adjustment valve includes a valve member that rotates to change an open degree of the flow rate adjustment valve and a valve member biasing component that biases the valve member in a valve-closing direction in which the open degree decreases. The valve member rotates in a valve-opening direction in which the open degree increases when a pressure difference increases between positions upstream and downstream of the valve member in a flow direction of coolant in the circulation circuit and rotate in the valve-closing direction when the pressure difference decreases. The controller increases the pump discharge amount as a target radiator flow rate that is a target of an amount of coolant passing through the radiator increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noboru TAKAGI, Hirokazu KATO, Rihito KANEKO, Naoto HISAMINATO, Hirokazu ANDO, Masaaki YAMAGUCHI, Hirotaka WATANABE, Masahiro YOSHIDA, Koji NUNAMI, Naoto YUMISASHI, Masafumi YOSHIDA, Takahiko AOYAGI
  • Publication number: 20200158000
    Abstract: A flow passage device includes a circulation flow passage, a swing valve provided in the circulation flow passage, an energizing part, and a lock mechanism including a lock pin. The lock pin is configured so as to hinder the swing valve from opening, and to allow the swing valve to open. The swing valve is configured so as to rotate from a first valve position to a second valve position. The lock mechanism is configured so as to set a locked state and to set an unlocked state. The lock pin is configured so as to protrude as being energized by pressure of the fluid on an upstream side of the swing valve, and to retract as being energized by pressure of the fluid on a downstream side of the swing valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masafumi YOSHIDA, Naoto YUMISASHI, Koji NUNAMI, Masahiro YOSHIDA, Hirotaka WATANABE, Takahiko AOYAGI, Noboru TAKAGI, Hirokazu KATO, Rihito KANEKO, Masaaki YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200158254
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes a circulation circuit, a pump, a flow rate adjustment valve, and a controller. The flow rate adjustment valve includes a valve member that rotates to change an open degree of the flow rate adjustment valve and a stopper that moves between a restriction position and a retraction position. The controller is configured to execute, when maintaining the open degree of the flow rate adjustment, a preparatory process of moving the stopper to the restriction position after arranging the stopper at the retraction position and arranging the valve member further in the valve-closing direction than the stopper through control of the pump discharge amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noboru TAKAGI, Hirokazu KATO, Rihito KANEKO, Naoto HISAMINATO, Hirokazu ANDO, Masaaki YAMAGUCHI, Hirotaka WATANABE, Takahiko AOYAGI, Masahiro YOSHIDA, Koji NUNAMI, Naoto YUMISASHI, Masafumi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10647828
    Abstract: This prepreg comprises reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin composition. The matrix resin composition comprises at least an epoxy resin (component (A)), a radical polymerizable unsaturated compound (component (B)), and a polymer formed by radical polymerization of the component (B) (component (E)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Teranishi, Manabu Kaneko, Masahiro Ichino, Teppei Miura, Tadao Samejima, Akira Miyauchi, Kiharu Numata, Shouhei Mori, Masaki Kusumi
  • Patent number: 10636603
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay including: an electromagnet; an armature that swings by energization and non-energization of the electromagnet; a first fixed terminal on which a first fixed contact is mounted; a first movable spring on which a first movable contact opposite to the first fixed contact is mounted, and that is fixed to the armature; a second movable spring that moves along with the first movable spring in response to the swinging of the armature; and an elastic member that is mounted on at least one of the first movable spring and the second movable spring, and is disposed between the first movable spring and the second movable spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Kohei Takahashi, Masahiro Kaneko, Nobuo Yatsu, Yayoi Tokuhara, Katsuaki Koshimura, Chuqi Liang, Miki Kitahara
  • Publication number: 20200116896
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a composition capable of forming a film having a high refractive index and excellent exterior characteristics. Another object of the present invention is to provide a film, a lens, and a solid-state imaging element in which the composition is used. Still another object of the present invention is to provide novel compounds. The composition according to an embodiment of the present invention contains a compound represented by General Formula (I), a solvent, and a resin, in which a solubility of the compound represented by General Formula (I) in the solvent is less than 0.5% by mass at 25° C., and a maximum absorption wavelength of the compound represented by General Formula (I) at a wavelength range of 300 to 800 nm is equal to or shorter than 450 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yushi Kaneko, Yoshinori Taguchi, Hirotaka Takishita, Masahiro Mori, Yasuhiro Sawamura