Patents by Inventor Masao Kobayashi

Masao 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).

  • Patent number: 10937577
    Abstract: A magnetic compound represented by the formula (R1(1-x)R2x)a(Fe(1-y)Coy)bTcMd wherein R1 is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Sm, Pm, Er, Tm and Yb, R2 is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Zr, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Lu, T is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Mo, Si and W, M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of unavoidable impurity elements, Al, Cr, Cu, Ga, Ag and Au, 0?x?0.7, 0?y?0.7, 4?a?20, b=100-a-c-d, 0<c<7.7, and 0?d?3, the magnetic compound having a ThMn12-type crystal structure, wherein the volume fraction of ?-(Fe, Co) phase is less than 12.3%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu Sakuma, Masao Yano, Akira Kato, Akira Manabe, Shunji Suzuki, Kurima Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210056784
    Abstract: Outside image information corresponding to an outside image of the outside of a moving body photographed from the moving body is acquired, autonomous driving information indicating the state of autonomous driving control of the moving body is acquired, based on the outside image information and the autonomous driving information, display information for simultaneously displaying at least a part of the outside image and the autonomous driving state image indicating the state of the autonomous driving control of the moving body at the time of photographing the outside image is acquired, and the display information is recorded in a recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Morimichi NOZAWA, Takayoshi KOBAYASHI, Masao NAKANE
  • Patent number: 10874014
    Abstract: A cover covering a rectifying device includes a cover end wall portion, a cover outer wall portion, and a cover intermediate portion interposed between the cover end wall portion and the cover outer wall portion. The cover end wall portion includes an inner peripheral side intake portion, and the cover intermediate portion includes an outer peripheral side intake portion. The outer peripheral side intake portion includes an axial direction covering portion existing in a position that is closer to a rotary electric machine main body than the cover end wall portion in an axial direction, and a radial direction covering portion that connects the axial direction covering portion to an outer peripheral portion of the cover end wall portion. Intake holes are provided respectively in the inner peripheral side intake portion, the axial direction covering portion, and the radial direction covering portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Akiyoshi, Yuzuru Kobayashi, Kentaro Honsho
  • Publication number: 20200347924
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes a variator having a belt wound around a pair of pulleys, and a case forming a container chamber for the variator. The pulleys include fixed pulleys and movable pulleys. The belt includes elements stacked to be arranged in an annular form, and rings binding the element stacked. A circumference wall portion of the case is provided with a monitoring hole enabling flank faces of the elements to be monitored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: JATCO Ltd
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Masao ARIMATSU, Masayuki FURUYA, Kenichi YAMAMOTO, Shogo FUJII, Masakazu TAMURA, Kazuya NUMATA, Hirohisa YUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10811938
    Abstract: Radial direction outer side sizes of a first rectifying unit, a circuit board, and a second rectifying unit configuring a rectifying device are disposed so as to be sequentially smaller in a direction away from a frame of a rotating electrical machine main body, and at predetermined intervals, a cover covering the rectifying device has a cover end wall portion, a cover outer wall portion, and a cover intermediate portion, an inner peripheral side inlet portion is formed in the cover end wall portion, an outer peripheral side inlet portion is formed in the cover intermediate portion, and the outer peripheral side inlet portion is formed of an axial direction covering portion, and a radial direction covering portion that connects the axial direction covering portion and an outer peripheral portion of the cover end wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Akiyoshi, Yuzuru Kobayashi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10773473
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to obtain a fiber-reinforced plastic that is capable of controlling anisotropy, has excellent mechanical characteristics, has little variation, has excellent heat resistance, and has good fluidity during forming. A production method for fiber-reinforced plastic, having: a step in which a material (A) (100) including a prepreg base material is obtained, said prepreg base material having cuts therein and having a thermoplastic resin impregnated in reinforcing fibers (110) arranged in parallel in one direction; a step in which a pressurizing device is used that applies a substantially uniform pressure in a direction (X) orthogonal to the travel direction of the material (A) (100) and the material (A) (100) is caused to travel in the one direction and is pressurized while being heated to a prescribed temperature (T), an angle (.theta.) of ?20-20 .degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Tomioka, Takeshi Ishikawa, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10778066
    Abstract: A circuit board has first rectifying element connecting portions and second rectifying element connecting portions, and is disposed between a first rectifying element holding portion and a second rectifying element holding portion, a plurality of first rectifying elements are each held by the first rectifying element holding portion, and are connected to the first rectifying element connecting portions by extending a first leading electrode axially, a plurality of second rectifying elements are each held by the second rectifying element holding portion, and are connected to the second rectifying element connecting portion by extending a second leading electrode axially, and a radial ventilation channel that passes through the rectifying apparatus in a radial direction is configured by disposing the circuit board so as to be spaced apart from at least one of the first rectifying element holding portion and the second rectifying element holding portion in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Akiyoshi, Yuzuru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200274460
    Abstract: A converter is configured for connecting between a solar cell and an inverter configured to convert direct-current power output from the solar cell into alternating current power, and the converter is configured to increase the potential-to-ground at the negative terminal of the solar cell to greater than the potential-to-ground at the negative terminal of the inverter when outputting the direct-current power generated by the solar cell to the inverter side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: 1 Yasuhiro TSUBOTA, Masao MABUCHI, Takao MIZOKAMI, Kenji KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10723494
    Abstract: A paper sheet bundling apparatus includes: a reel unit, in which a tape roll is set, configured to rotate the tape roll in a direction in which the tape is fed, and a direction in which the tape is wound; a tape transport unit, having a transport path provided between the reel unit and a tape bundling unit, configured to transport the tape, along the transport path, to supply the tape to the tape bundling unit when the tape bundling unit performs bundling, and to cause, when the tape bundling unit does not perform bundling, the tape to be in a stand-by state in which the tape is arranged continuously along the transport path; and specific operation execution means for executing, at a predetermined time, a specific operation of reducing tensile force in the tape arranged continuously along the transport path, when the tape bundling unit does not perform bundling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoaki Kobayashi, Toshihiko Kobayashi, Yoshikatsu Mizushima, Hitoshi Kobayashi, Takahiko Taguchi, Masao Okamura, Atsushi Nagase
  • Patent number: 10576695
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced plastic producing method capable of easily producing a fiber-reinforced plastic in which swelling and warpage are less likely to occur and of which excellent mechanical characteristics and isotropy are ensured, and a fiber-reinforced plastic in which swelling and warpage are suppressed from occurring. The fiber-reinforced plastic producing method has a step for obtaining a material (A) including a prepreg base material in which a region (B), where reinforcing fibers pulled and aligned in one direction are impregnated with a matrix resin and a plurality of cuts (b) are formed, and a region (C), where a plurality of cuts (c) are formed, are alternately formed in a direction orthogonal to a fiber axis of the reinforcing fiber, a step for hot-pressing the material (A) while moving the material (A) under specific conditions, and a step for cooling the pressed material (A) to obtain the fiber-reinforced plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Tomioka, Takeshi Ishikawa, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10491081
    Abstract: In the present rectifying apparatus, a circuit board is disposed between a first rectifying element holding portion and a second rectifying element holding portion, and is configured such that only a housing linking portion, a stator winding connecting portion, and a voltage regulator connecting portion protrude from the first rectifying element holding portion and the second rectifying element holding portion when viewed from an axial direction, a plurality of first radially inner fins are formed on a radially inner side of the first rectifying element holding portion, and a plurality of second radially outer fins are formed on a radially outer side of the second rectifying element holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Akiyoshi, Yuzuru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10443061
    Abstract: An object is to provide a signal peptide that can secrete a heterologous polypeptide with high efficiency outside the bacterial cell in a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium, an expression cassette that can secrete a heterologous polypeptide with high efficiency outside the bacterial cell, a heterologous polypeptide expression vector, a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium capable of secreting a heterologous polypeptide. Means for attaining the object is a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium transformed by a vector having an expression cassette sequentially comprising a promoter DNA functioning in a bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium, a DNA encoding the secretory signal peptide, a DNA encoding a scFv antibody having an antitumor activity, and a terminator DNA functioning in the bacterium of the genus Bifidobacterium; and capable of secreting the scFv antibody with high efficiency outside the bacterial cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Anaeropharma Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Koseki, Takeshi Masaki, Koichiro Shioya, Hitomi Shimizu, Masao Tsukamoto, Satoshi Kobayashi, Tomio Matsumura, Yuko Shimatani
  • Publication number: 20190286701
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores therein an output control program that causes a computer to execute a process including: receiving a phoneme string for a text having a plurality of sentences; determining a sentence corresponding to a specific phoneme or a phoneme string included in the received phoneme string; referring to a storage that stores therein co-occurrence information on sentences for words in association with the words and determining a word the co-occurrence information on the determined sentence of which satisfies a standard among the words; changing the specific phoneme or the phoneme string included in the received phoneme string to the determined word to generate a text corresponding to the received phoneme string; and outputting the generated text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Kataoka, Masao Ideuchi, Tamana Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10370507
    Abstract: Provided are a carbon fiber thermoplastic resin prepreg which is a carbon fiber prepreg obtained by impregnating a PAN-based carbon fiber in which the average fiber fineness of a single fiber is 1.0 dtex to 2.4 dtex with a thermoplastic resin, wherein the thermoplastic resin satisfies 20?(FM/FS)?40 (where FM: flexural modulus (MPa) of a resin sheet comprising only the thermoplastic resin, and FS: flexural strength (MPa) of the resin sheet), a method for manufacturing the same, and a carbon fiber composite material employing the carbon fiber prepreg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Mistubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Tomioka, Takahiro Hayashi, Saki Fujita, Takeshi Ishikawa, Keigo Yoshida, Takuya Teranishi, Atsushi Takahashi, Kenichi Watanabe, Morio Katagiri, Akinobu Sasaki, Masahiro Oosuka, Hiroshi Tategaki, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10370506
    Abstract: Provided are a carbon fiber thermoplastic resin prepreg which is a carbon fiber prepreg obtained by impregnating a PAN-based carbon fiber in which the average fiber fineness of a single fiber is 1.0 dtex to 2.4 dtex with a thermoplastic resin, wherein the thermoplastic resin satisfies 20?(FM/FS)?40 (where FM: flexural modulus (MPa) of a resin sheet comprising only the thermoplastic resin, and FS: flexural strength (MPa) of the resin sheet), a method for manufacturing the same, and a carbon fiber composite material employing the carbon fiber prepreg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Tomioka, Takahiro Hayashi, Saki Fujita, Takeshi Ishikawa, Keigo Yoshida, Takuya Teranishi, Atsushi Takahashi, Kenichi Watanabe, Morio Katagiri, Akinobu Sasaki, Masahiro Oosuka, Hiroshi Tategaki, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10374493
    Abstract: A configuration of a rectifying device configuring a vehicle-use rotating electric machine is such that when a lead drawn out from a stator winding is inserted into a through hole of a rear bracket forming a casing, a periphery of the lead is enclosed, and the through hole sealed, by a tubular member extended from a main body portion of a terminal block, and the through hole not blocked by the tubular member is sealed by a stopper portion extended in the same way from a main body portion of the terminal block. Even when the number of leads drawn out is reduced, standardization of the rear bracket is carried out by the through hole (3a) of the rear bracket being sealed by the stopper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuzuru Kobayashi, Masao Akiyoshi, Kazunori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10351935
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic compound represented by the formula (R(1-x)Zrx)a(Fe(1-y)Coy)bTcMdAe (wherein R represents one or more rare earth elements, T represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Mo, and W, M represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of unavoidable impurity elements, Al, Cr, Cu, Ga, Ag, and Au, A represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of N, C, H, and P, 0?x?0.5, 0?y?0.6, 4?a?20, b=100?a?c?d, 0<c<7, 0?d?1, and 1?e?18), in which a main phase of the magnetic compound includes a ThMn12 type crystal structure, and a volume percentage of an ?-(Fe,Co) phase is 20% or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu Sakuma, Akira Kato, Kota Washio, Hidefumi Kishimoto, Masao Yano, Akira Manabe, Masaaki Ito, Shunji Suzuki, Kurima Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10325704
    Abstract: A rare earth magnet having a main phase and a sub-phase, wherein the main phase has a ThMn12-type crystal structure; the sub-phase contains at least any one of an Sm5Fe17-based phase, an SmCo5-based phase, an Sm2O3-based phase, and an Sm7Cu3-based phase; assuming that the volume of the rare earth magnet is 100%, the volume fraction of the sub-phase is from 2.3 to 9.5% and the volume fraction of an ?-Fe phase is 9.0% or less; and the density of the rare earth magnet is 7.0 g/cm3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritsugu Sakuma, Akira Kato, Masao Yano, Shunji Suzuki, Kurima Kobayashi
  • Patent number: D912084
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hama, Jia Han, Motoki Kobayashi, Masao Kondo, Kenichi Yamaura