Patents by Inventor Masanori Sugiura

Masanori Sugiura 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: 20030033068
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an internal combustion engine that is variably connected, for example, via a mechanical clutch, to a drive train including a transmission. The vehicle also has a functional device operated by a torque generated by the internal combustion engine. A load applied by the functional device on the internal combustion engine when the drive train and the engine are engaged during deceleration of the vehicle and a speed of the internal combustion engine is lower than a predetermined value is controlled such that the load is reduced to a first value lower than a second value of the load applied to the engine when the speed of the internal combustion engine is equal to or higher than the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Kawai, Hiroshi Tsujii, Ken Kuretake, Masanori Sugiura, Hideto Hanada
  • Patent number: 6477475
    Abstract: A fault point location system comprising substations 1 to send information of transmission and distribution lines, and the master station 2 to locate fault points under the information. Substation 1 detects a surge detection time and the surge current polarity. Master 2 identifies a no-branch fault section under the polarity, and identifies the fault point under a difference among detection times of substations 1 at both ends of the section, and the section length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignees: Nippon Kouatsu Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motokuni Takaoka, Masanori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 6030038
    Abstract: A seat structure for a motor vehicle includes a front seat having a seat back capable of reclining backward, and a rear seat comprising a seat back capable of reclining forward and a seat cushion. In this seat structure, the seat cushion of the rear seat is pivotably supported at a front end, lower portion thereof by a vehicle body through a pivotal support member, such that the seat cushion is rotatable about an axis of the pivotal support member to be flipped over and stored above a floor panel in front of the rear seat. The seat back of the rear seat is pivotably supported at a lower portion by a vehicle body, and is able to recline forward after the seat cushion of the rear seat is rotated and stored, so as to be located in an original position of the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Mitsubishi Jidosha Engineering Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Muneyoshi Namba, Kenichi Niwa, Yoshihiro Morisawa, Kouichi Kaminaka, Masanori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 5993338
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a dynamic system, for example, a continuously variable transmission for an automotive vehicle which adjusts a gear ratio by bringing a pulley position of a primary pulley into agreement with a target one through a hydraulic system under the feedforward and sliding mode control is provided. The apparatus calculates a feedforward-controlled variable in addition to a feedback-controlled variable and adjusts the pulley position of the primary pulley to a target one using the hydraulic pressure provided based on the sum of the feedforward-controlled variable and the feedback-controlled variable, thereby enhancing the robustness of the sliding mode control without causing the hunting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Kato, Noboru Miyamoto, Masanori Sugiura, Masami Fujitsuna
  • Patent number: 5954398
    Abstract: A seat structure for a motor vehicle includes a front seat having a seat back capable of reclining backward, and a rear seat comprising a seat back capable of reclining forward and a seat cushion. In this seat structure, the seat cushion of the rear seat is pivotably supported at a front end, lower portion thereof by a vehicle body through a pivotal support member, such that the seat cushion is rotatable about an axis of the pivotal support member to be flipped over and stored above a floor panel in front of the rear seat. The seat back of the rear seat is pivotably supported at a lower portion by a vehicle body, and is able to recline forward after the seat cushion of the rear seat is rotated and stored, so as to be located in an original position of the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Mitsubishi Jidosha Engineering Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Muneyoshi Namba, Kenichi Niwa, Yoshihiro Morisawa, Kouichi Kaminaka, Masanori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 5750545
    Abstract: An agent for the prophylaxis and treatment of immune-related diseases, in particular, immunosuppressant, an agent for the prophylaxis and treatment of allergic diseases, an agent for the prophylaxis and treatment of eosinophil-related diseases and an eosinophilia inhibitor, comprising, as an active ingredient, a series of triazole derivatives of the following formula (I) ##STR1## or the following formula (III) ##STR2## wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. A novel monocyclic or bicyclic triazole derivative. The agent for the prophylaxis and treatment of immune-related diseases, in particular, immunosuppressant, the agent for the prophylaxis and treatment of allergic diseases, the agent for the prophylaxis and treatment of eosinophil-related diseases, the eosinophilia inhibitor and the novel triazole derivative of the present invention all, have superior eosinophilia-inhibitory action and lymphocyte activation-inhibitory action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: The Green Cross Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiko Akahoshi, Takehiro Okada, Shinji Takeda, Youichiro Naito, Chikara Fukaya, Shigeki Kuwahara, Masahiko Kajii, Hiroko Nishimura, Masanori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 5735015
    Abstract: A wiper assembly has an arm head which reciprocates with respect to a center line of a wiper arm by receiving motive force from a reciprocating rod. An elastic component is coaxially provided proximate to the center of rotation. When the coefficient of friction between the wiper blade and the windshield surface is inversely proportional to the speed of the wiper blade causing self-induced vibration in certain circumstances, the wiper blade tends to screech, skip or chatter across the windshield surface. Such vibration is suppressed by the elastic component, thereby permitting smooth reciprocal motion of the wiper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuntaro Yoshida, Toshiichi Sawada, Kazuma Matsui, Masahiko Suzuki, Masanori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 5601280
    Abstract: A liquid-sealed mounting device that can suitably attenuate and cut off various vibrations of an engine, reduce the number of parts and components necessary, and reduce the energy consumed by the actuator by lowering the operation ratio thereof. The liquid-sealed mounting device includes an upper liquid chamber and a lower liquid chamber, both of which are sealed an have liquid contained therein. The chambers communicate with each other via two orifices provided therebetween. One of the orifices is normally open, while the second orifice may be opened and closed by means of a valve body. An electromagnetic actuator drives the valve body to the open or closed position thereof, and a vibration absorber vibrated and driven by the electromagnetic actuator is provided in the upper liquid chamber. The valve body and the vibration absorber may be used together as a unitary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi Nagaya, Masanori Sugiura, Kiyonari Honda
  • Patent number: 5371086
    Abstract: An aminopyridine compound represented by the formula: ##STR1## wherein n represents 0 or 1; Z represents .dbd.S, .dbd.NCN or .dbd.CHNO.sub.2 ; R.sub.1 represents --NR.sub.3 R.sub.4, --NHNR.sub.3 R.sub.4, --NHCONHR.sub.3 or --NHSO.sub.2 R.sub.3 ; R.sub.2 represents H, or substituted or unsubstituted alkyl; R.sub.3 and R.sub.4, which may be the same or different, represent H, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, aryl, substituted or unsubstituted acyl or alkoxycarbonyl group; and R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 may form a heterocyclic ring together with a nitrogen atom to which R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 are bound, through another heteroatom or without it; an optical isomer thereof or art acid salt thereof, which is excellent in pharmacological effect and repressed in side effects as a drug for circulatory diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: The Green Cross Corporation
    Inventors: Tadahiro Takemoto, Masahiro Eda, Mitsuyoshi Hihara, Takehiro Okada, Hiroshi Sakashita, Miyuki Eiraku, Chikara Fukaya, Norifumi Nakamura, Masanori Sugiura, Sumio Matzno, Maki Goda, Yasumi Uchida
  • Patent number: 5308840
    Abstract: Aminophenol derivatives of the following formula (I) ##STR1## wherein X is hydrogen atom, lower alkyl or a protecting group for phenolic hydroxy, Y is hydrogen atom or lower alkyl, Z is hydrogen atom, lower alkyl, halogen atom or trifluoromethyl, A is hydrogen atom or lower alkyl, t is an integer of 1 to 5, l and m are respectively an integer of 2 to 4, E and W are nitrogen atoms, F is a direct bond or oxygen atom, P and Q are each hydrogen atom, halogen atom, lower alkyl or lower alkoxy, and R.sup.8 is hydrogen atom, hydroxy or a hydroxy-protecting group, and their pharmcologically acceptable salts. Since the aminophenol derivatives (I) of the present invention have excellent antioxidative action and antiinflammatory and antiallergic action in mammalian animals including human, they are extremely useful as pharmaceuticals such as an antiinflammatory or an antiallergic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Green Cross Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Sugiyama, Fumihiko Akaboshi, Haruko Yakumaru, Tomokazu Gotoh, Masanori Sugiura, Shigeki Kuwahara, Masahiko Kajii, Yoshiko Tanaka, Takao Kondoh, Chikara Fukaya
  • Patent number: 5262415
    Abstract: An aminopyridine compound represented by the formula: ##STR1## wherein n represents 0 or 1; Z represents .dbd.S, .dbd.O, .dbd.NCN or .dbd.CHNO.sub.2 ; R.sub.1 represents --CN, --NR.sub.3 R.sub.4, --CONR.sub.3 R.sub.4, --NHNR.sub.3 R.sub.4, --NHCONHR.sub.3, --NHSO.sub.2 R.sub.3 or --SR.sub.3 ; R.sub.2 represents H, or substituted or unsubstituted alkyl; R.sub.3 and R.sub.4, which may be the same or different, represent H, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, aryl, substituted or unsubstituted acyl or alkoxycarbonyl group; and R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 may form a heterocyclic ring together with a nitrogen atom to which R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 are bound, through another heteroatom or without it; or an acid salt thereof, which is excellent in pharmacological effect and repressed in side effects as a drug for circulatory diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: The Green Cross Corporation
    Inventors: Tadahiro Takemoto, Masahiro Eda, Mitsuyoshi Hihara, Takehiro Okada, Hiroshi Sakashita, Miyuki Eiraku, Chikara Fukaya, Norifumi Nakamura, Masanori Sugiura, Sumio Matzno, Maki Goda, Yasumi Uchida
  • Patent number: 4933329
    Abstract: Novel bis-S-alkylbenzene derivatives capable of inhibiting lipoxygenase, inparticular, 5-lipoxygenase are disclosed. It is expected that the compounds, which are hardly metabolized in vivo, are highly useful in the treatment and/or prevention of various diseases, including allergic diseases such as asthma, inflammation, myocardial infarction, nephritis, scabies and gout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: Green Cross Corporation
    Inventors: Youichiro Naito, Yasunari Yamaura, Masanori Sugiura, Chikara Fukaya, Kazumasa Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 4733002
    Abstract: A lipoxygenase inhibitor comprising as active ingredient a substituted styrene derivative having a radical of the general formula ##STR1## wherein X denotes a hydroxyl group or a lower alkoxy group and q is an integer of 2 or 3, and containing carbon atoms in total of at least 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: Green Cross Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Yokoyama, Chikara Fukaya, Masanori Sugiura, Youichiro Naito, Youichiro Nishida, Tadakazu Suyama