Patents by Inventor Masanori Kobayashi

Masanori Kobayashi 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: 20200298882
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a transport service method comprises organizing a vehicle group of a plurality of self-driving vehicles in which a parameter value inherent to vehicles falls within a predetermined range, and controlling cooperative travel of the self-driving vehicles in the vehicle group to perform transport service of baggage, persons, animals, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megumi KOBAYASHI, Yasuto HATAFUKU, Masahiro SAMEJIMA, Hideki KUBO, Motokazu IWASAKI, Yoko IKEDA, Shinsuke IUCHI, Kiyoshi TAKEMOTO, Keishi HIGASHI, Kaori KITAMI, Masaharu DOI, Tatsuki SHIRAISHI, Keiji OGATA, Yoshiki YAMAOKA, Masaru WATABIKI, Takeshi NAGAI, Masao UOZUMI, Masatomo SAITO, Michiyo SATO, Masanori TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200284289
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a spline telescopic shaft according to the present disclosure includes a toothless portion forming step of forming a toothless portion in one of an external tooth of a shaft body and an internal tooth of a tubular body, a resin layer forming step of forming a resin layer by arranging one of the shaft body and the tubular body in a mold including a cavity and injecting a resin into the cavity, the cavity being included in a flat receiving surface that faces tooth flanks of one of the external tooth of the shaft body and the internal tooth of the tubular body, and a cooling step of cooling one of the shaft body including the resin layer and the tubular body including the resin layer to form a lubricant reservoir in the resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, KOYO MACHINE INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki TSUJI, Masanori KOBAYASHI, Atsushi TANO, Toshihiro NEZU
  • Patent number: 10763012
    Abstract: A shielded cable includes an inner conductor, an insulation covering an outer periphery of the inner conductor, and an outer conductor covering an outer periphery of the insulation. The outer conductor includes a first outer conductor covering the outer periphery of the insulation and including a served shield with first element wires spirally wound, and a second outer conductor covering an outer periphery of the first outer conductor and including a braided shield with second element wires braided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruyuki Watanabe, Detian Huang, Kazuhiro Aida, Masanori Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200274469
    Abstract: The present invention optimizes a current setting value within a short time. The present invention relates to a driving circuit and a driving method for a stepping motor, and an electronic machine using the same. A current value setting circuit generates a current setting value. A constant current chopper circuit generates a pulse modulation signal, which pulse-width modulates by way of having a detection value of a coil current flowing through a coil approach close to the current setting value. A logic circuit controls a bridge circuit connected to a coil of a stepping motor according to the Pulse modulation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masanori TSUCHIHASHI, Mitsuo OKADA, Ryota KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200271247
    Abstract: This steel sheet includes a first coated portion in which an intermetallic compound layer and an aluminum coating layer are provided on a surface of a base steel sheet in order from the base steel sheet, the first exposed portion in which the base steel sheet is exposed, and a second coated portion in which the intermetallic compound layer and the aluminum coating layer are provided on the surface of the base steel sheet in order from the base steel sheet, in which in a first direction which is perpendicular to a thickness direction of the steel sheet and is directed from the first coated portion to one end edge of the steel sheet, the first coated portion, the first exposed portion, the second coated portion, and the end edge of the steel sheet are disposed in this order on at least one surface of the base steel sheet, and wherein at least the first coated portion, the first exposed portion, and the end edge of the steel sheet are disposed in this order on the other surface of the base steel sheet in the fir
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki FUJIMOTO, Masanori YASUYAMA, Yujiro TATSUMI, Tasuku ZENIYA, Hiroshi FUKUCHI, Yuki SUZUKI, Soshi FUJITA, Shintaro KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200266739
    Abstract: There is provided a driving circuit for a stepping motor, including: a counter electromotive force detection circuit configured to detect a counter electromotive force generated in a coil; a current value setting circuit configured to generate a current set value based on the counter electromotive force; a constant current chopper circuit configured to generate a pulse-modulated signal which is pulse-modulated so that a detected value of a coil current flowing through the coil approaches a target amount based on the current set value; and a logic circuit configured to control a bridge circuit connected to the coil according to the pulse-modulated signal, wherein the driving circuit is configured to output the current set value to outside or to access the current set value from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroki HASHIMOTO, Masanori TSUCHIHASHI, Mitsuo OKADA, Ryota KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10734137
    Abstract: A composite cable is composed of a power supply wire, which includes a twisted wire pair aggregate, which are being formed by laying a plurality of twisted wire pairs together, a plurality of coaxial wires, and a plurality of signal wires, which are each smaller in outer diameter than the power supply wire and the plurality of coaxial wires. The plurality of coaxial wires and the plurality of signal wires are being laid helically over an outer periphery of the power supply wire, and each of the plurality of coaxial wires is being arranged in contact with an outer periphery of the power supply wire, and is being arranged at equally spaced intervals in a circumferential direction of the power supply wire, while each of the plurality of signal wires is being arranged in such a manner as to remain separate from the power supply wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Detian Huang, Yoshinori Tsukamoto, Masanori Kobayashi, Isao Matsuoka, Masashi Moriyama
  • Patent number: 10724152
    Abstract: This method for producing a SiC single crystal includes a first growth step of growing a crystal from a seed crystal in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to the <0001> direction, a second growth step of growing the crystal in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to the <0001> direction and substantially orthogonal to the direction of crystal growth in the first growth step, a third growth step of growing the crystal along the direction of crystal growth in the first growth step but in the opposite orientation to the orientation of crystal growth in the first growth step, and a fourth growth step of growing the crystal along the direction of crystal growth in the second growth step but in the opposite orientation to the orientation of crystal growth in the second growth step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Shonai, Masakazu Kobayashi, Masanori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200185125
    Abstract: A cable includes a plurality of electric wires, which are laid helically around a center of the cable and along a central axis of the cable, and a sheath provided to cover respective peripheries of the plurality of electric wires together. The sheath includes an inner layer sheath made of a urethane resin, and an outer layer sheath provided around an outer periphery of the inner layer sheath to protect the inner layer sheath. The cable may further include a core member at its center. The sheath may be composed of a single layer instead of plural layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Detian HUANG, Yoshinori TSUKAMOTO, Masanori KOBAYASHI, Masashi MORIYAMA, Isao MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20200168364
    Abstract: A movable part composite cable includes a plurality of power supply wires being designed for electric power supply, which respectively include a plurality of insulated electric wires being laid together and being covered by each covering member, the plurality of power supply wires being arranged in contact with each other on surfaces of their respective covering members, one or more signal wires being designed for signal transmission, each signal wire having an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of each power supply wire, and a jacket, which is being provided over an outer periphery of an aggregate including the plurality of power supply wires and the one or more signal wires that are laid together. The power supply wires and the signal wires are not in direct contact with each other, or the power supply wires and the signal wires are in direct contact with each other with a contact area therebetween being smaller than a contact area between the power supply wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Detian HUANG, Yoshinori TSUKAMOTO, Isao MATSUOKA, Masanori KOBAYASHI, Masashi MORIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200168367
    Abstract: A composite cable is composed of a power supply wire, which includes a twisted wire pair aggregate, which are being formed by laying a plurality of twisted wire pairs together, a plurality of coaxial wires, and a plurality of signal wires, which are each smaller in outer diameter than the power supply wire and the plurality of coaxial wires. The plurality of coaxial wires and the plurality of signal wires are being laid helically over an outer periphery of the power supply wire, and each of the plurality of coaxial wires is being arranged in contact with an outer periphery of the power supply wire, and is being arranged at equally spaced intervals in a circumferential direction of the power supply wire, while each of the plurality of signal wires is being arranged in such a manner as to remain separate from the power supply wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Detian HUANG, Yoshinori TSUKAMOTO, Masanori KOBAYASHI, Isao MATSUOKA, Masashi MORIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200158633
    Abstract: A sample observation device includes a flow cell in which a fluid containing samples flows, an irradiation unit configured to irradiate the samples flowing in the flow cell with planar light, an image formation unit having an observation axis inclined with respect to an irradiation surface for the planar light, and configured to form an image of observation light generated in the sample due to the irradiation with the planar light, a two-dimensional imaging element configured to capture a light image including at least a cross section of the fluid among light images according to the observation light formed by the image formation unit, and outputs image data, and an analysis unit configured to analyze a light intensity profile of the sample in a flow direction of the fluid on the basis of the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Masanori MATSUBARA, Norikazu SUGIYAMA, Masanori KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10641259
    Abstract: In a sealed compressor (100) of the present invention, a valve plate (150) is provided with a plurality of discharge holes (151a, 151b) and a plurality of discharge valves (171a, 171b) which open and close the plurality of discharge holes. A tip end surface (160a) of a piston (160) is provided with a plurality of convex portions (161a, 161b), at least tip end portions of which are located inside of the discharge holes (151a, 151b) in a state in which the piston (160) is located at a top dead center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINAPORE
    Inventor: Masanori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10640859
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention is a production method of a rolled sheet for cold-rolling, the method being characterized by including: a hot-rolling step for forming a rolled sheet by hot-rolling a pure titanium material while coiling; and an annealing step for annealing the hot-rolled sheet after the hot-rolling step, the coiling temperature in the hot-rolling step being 500° C. or less, and the annealing step being controlled so that the percentage area of recrystallized grains in the microstructure of the hot-rolled sheet after annealing is at least 90% and the mean grain size of the recrystallized grains is 5 ?m to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Kimijima, Masanori Kobayashi, Tohru Shiogama, Keitaro Tamura, Yasuyuki Fujii
  • Publication number: 20200123110
    Abstract: The present invention provides low hygroscopic forms of aripiprazole and processes for the preparation thereof which will not convert to a hydrate or lose their original solubility even when a medicinal preparation containing the anhydrous aripiprazole crystals is stored for an extended period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Takuji BANDO, Satoshi AOKI, Junichi KAWASAKI, Makoto ISHIGAMI, Youichi TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi YABUUCHI, Kiyoshi FUJIMOTO, Yoshihiro NISHIOKA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Tsutomu FUJIMURA, Masanori TAKAHASHI, Kaoru ABE, Tomonori NAKAGAWA, Koichi SHINHAMA, Naoto UTSUMI, Michiaki TOMINAGA, Yoshihiro OOI, Shohei YAMADA, Kenji TOMIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10591888
    Abstract: A control system that distributes information from a control device to a reception device includes a read request transmission unit that transmits a read request for information to the control device, an information generation unit that generates information in response to the read request, an information transmission unit that transmits the generated information to the reception device, and a distribution cycle computation unit that computes a distribution cycle based on a generation interval of the read request. The information transmission unit transmits the information in accordance with the distribution cycle computed by the distribution cycle computation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10584401
    Abstract: A rolled aluminum alloy material is provided with excellent strength and press workability and with which a poor and patchy appearance is less likely to occur after the alumite treatment. The rolled aluminum alloy material can be utilized for components of a bicycle crank. The rolled aluminum alloy material has a component composition comprising 0.6-1.4 wt % of Mg, 0.3-1.0 wt % of Si, 0.1-0.5 wt % of Cu, 0.02-0.4 wt % of Cr, and 0.1-0.6 wt % of Mn, and Al and inevitable impurities as the remainder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunori Kobayashi, Wataru Yamaguchi, Masanori Taniguchi, Toru Iwai
  • Publication number: 20200048457
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition exhibiting good balance of mechanical properties, heat resistance, flowability, and size stability as well as excellent stability in retention in the molding, appearance of the molded article, and coating properties, and also, a molded article thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Ueda, Masanori Kobayashi, Daisuke Sato, Taro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10551267
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure detection device which includes: a pressure detection unit configured to detect a pressure transmitted to a diaphragm of the pressure detection unit; a flow passage unit in which a flow passage and a diaphragm of the flow passage unit are formed, a fluid being made to flow through the flow passage along a flow direction from an inflow port to an outflow port, and the diaphragm of the flow passafe unit being configured to transmit a pressure of the fluid flowing through the flow passage to the diaphragm of the flow detection unit; and a nut configured to allow the flow passage unit to be detachably mounted on the pressure detection unit. The pressure detection unit includes a mounting detection sensor configured to detect that the flow passage unit is mounted on the pressure detection unit in a state where the diaphragm of the pressure detection unit and the diaphragm of the flow passage unit are in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SURPASS INDUSTRY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Masamichi Kobayashi, Masanori Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10544782
    Abstract: A hermetic compressor includes, inside hermetic container (1), electric motor element (2), compression element (3) driven by electric motor element (2), and lubricating oil (7) for lubricating compression element (3). The hermetic compressor further includes vibration damping member (16) having one part fixed to hermetic container (1) and another part being free end part (18). Structurally, a natural frequency of vibration damping member (16) is in substantial conformity with a natural frequency of hermetic container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Masanori Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Yokota, Terumasa Ide, Kenji Kinjo