Patents by Inventor Masato Nakano

Masato Nakano 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: 11569044
    Abstract: A solar battery unit (100) is provided that includes: a substrate (120); a solar battery (110) attached to a back face of the substrate (120); and a communications module (130) attached to the substrate (120). The communications module (130) includes an antenna (132) disposed so as not to overlap solar cells (115) in the solar battery (110) in a front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Nakano, Satoshi Shimizu, Masato Sasaki, Yuki Watanabe, Tomohisa Yoshie, Tetsuya Ikemoto, Daisuke Toyoshima
  • Publication number: 20230028222
    Abstract: [Problem to be solved] To provide a squeeze device of excellent economic efficiency and excellent workability for electric resistance welded pipe manufacturing having a simple configuration, achieving size reduction and weight reduction easily, and allowing operation in roll changing to be performed simply. [Solution] The squeeze device includes: a U-shaped fixed stand 10 with an open top; and a slidable roll support plate 60 inserted into the U-shaped fixed stand 10 through the open top of the U-shaped fixed stand 10 and held in the U-shaped fixed stand 10 in a manner allowing taking off of the roll support plate 60. The roll support plate 60 supports right and left side rolls 40 in a pair and an upper roll 50 on an upstream-side main surface in a manner allowing the side rolls 40 and the upper roll 50 to move in screw down directions. The roll support plate 60 has space 61 for passage of the pipe-shaped material formed at a position surrounded by these rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: NAKATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato NISHII, Hiromasa KITAYAMA, Tomoyasu NAKANO, Feizhou WANG
  • Publication number: 20230008873
    Abstract: A mixture contains a first compound represented by a formula (10) and a second compound represented by a formula (20), and the first compound and the second compound have structures different from each other. In the formula (10) and the formula (20), L12 is a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 50 ring carbon atoms or the like; Ar12 is a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 50 ring carbon atoms; L11, L21, and L22 are each independently a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having 6 to 50 ring carbon atoms, or the like; Ar11, Ar21, and Ar22 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 50 ring carbon atoms; and R11 to R18 and R21 to R28 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a substituent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Masato NAKAMURA, Yuki NAKANO, Hiroaki ITOI
  • Patent number: 11548384
    Abstract: When evacuation travel is performed using only a drive power from one drive power source of an engine and a rotary machine, a drive power distribution device is prohibited from switching to a four-wheel-drive state and thus evacuation travel is performed in a two-wheel-drive state in which a loss in a power transmission device is relatively small. Accordingly, in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, it is possible to increase an evacuation-travelable distance when evacuation travel is performed using only the drive power from one drive power source of the engine and the rotary machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Tabata, Koichi Okuda, Masato Nakano, Yuki Makino
  • Publication number: 20220416171
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device includes an anode, a cathode, a first emitting layer and a second emitting layer that are interposed between the anode and the cathode and are in a direct contact with each other, and a first electron transporting layer between the cathode and the first emitting layer and the second emitting layer being in a direct contact with each other. The first emitting layer contains a first compound represented by a formula (1) as a first host material, the first compound having at least one group represented by a formula (11). The second emitting layer contains a second compound represented by a formula (2) as a second host material. The first electron transporting layer contains a third compound represented by a formula (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Satomi TASAKI, Kazuki NISHIMURA, Masatoshi SAITO, Tetsuya MASUDA, Yuki NAKANO, Masato NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11539859
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a halftone processing unit and a multi-level gradation processing unit. The halftone processing unit is configured to perform a halftone process for a target image and generate a binary image corresponding to the target image. The multi-level gradation processing unit is configured to (a) set a target pixel as a dot pixel in the binary image, (b) determine whether a dot exists on plural first periphery pixels with a predetermined first distance from the target pixel and plural second periphery pixels with a predetermined second distance from the target pixel or not, (c) derive a gradation level of the target pixel among predetermined three or more gradation levels on the basis of a number of dots on the plural first periphery pixels and a number of dots on the plural second periphery pixels and thereby generate a multi-level gradation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroomi Nakatsuji, Hiroki Sakane, Naoko Kawashima, Jun Nakano, Masato Usui
  • Publication number: 20220402348
    Abstract: A vehicle driving apparatus includes: an engine; a fluid transmission device; first and second rotary electric machines; an output shaft for receiving a power transmitted through a first power transmission path and outputting the power to one of a pair of front wheels and a pair of rear wheels; and a control device for controlling an engine operation point by adjusting an electrical path amount between the first and second rotary electric machines. The second rotary electric machine outputs the power to the other of the pair of front wheels and the pair of rear wheels, through a second power transmission path. The control device obtains a target electrical path amount enabling the engine operation point to become a target operation point, and causes a speed change device provided in the second power transmission path to establish a gear ratio enabling the target electrical path amount to be attainable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Takaira, Yohei Habata, Atsushi Tabata, Koichi Okuda, Masato Nakano
  • Patent number: 11489121
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device includes an anode, a cathode, a first emitting layer and a second emitting layer that are interposed between the anode and the cathode and are in a direct contact with each other, and a first electron transporting layer between the cathode and the first emitting layer and the second emitting layer being in a direct contact with each other. The first emitting layer contains a first compound represented by a formula (1) as a first host material, the first compound having at least one group represented by a formula (11). The second emitting layer contains a second compound represented by a formula (2) as a second host material. The first electron transporting layer contains a third compound represented by a formula (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satomi Tasaki, Kazuki Nishimura, Masatoshi Saito, Tetsuya Masuda, Yuki Nakano, Masato Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20220323728
    Abstract: The method for producing a balloon catheter comprises a tubular object preparing step to prepare a tubular object having a space extending in the distal-proximal direction, a balloon preparing step to prepare a balloon, a balloon placement step to place the balloon in the tubular object and inflate the balloon, and a balloon deflating step to deflate the balloon and form a wing-shaped portion, wherein a projecting portion is placed on within a mean circle C1 centered at a center P1 of the tubular object, and a radius of the mean circle C1 is an average value of a shortest distance D1 from the center P1 of the tubular object to an inside surface P2 of the tubular object and a longest distance D2 from the center P1 of the tubular object to the inside surface P3 of the tubular object on a cross-section in the balloon placement step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yojiro KOGA, Masahiro KOJIMA, Yoshinori NAKANO, Masato TSUEDA
  • Patent number: 11441670
    Abstract: Because an EOP starts operating from when a decrease in discharge flow rate of an MOP is predicted or detected, a PL actual pressure that should be obtained with a PL command pressure set to a value for a required transmission torque is more easily maintained even when the discharge flow rate of the MOP becomes insufficient. After a lapse of a predetermined period of time from the start of operation of the EOP, the PL command pressure is temporarily set to a value higher than the value for the required transmission torque, and a regulator valve is controlled to operate to close a drain port. Therefore, the operation of the EOP in a high PL actual pressure is reduced, and a delay in response of a pressure regulating operation of the regulator valve in the process of reduction of the discharge flow rate of the MOP is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kota Fujii, Yuki Makino, Toshiaki Tamachi, Koji Hayashi, Tooru Matsubara, Ken Fujimoto, Masato Nakano
  • Patent number: 11414507
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modified vinyl alcohol polymer having a side chain with an ethylenic double bond, and having reduced a water-insoluble content and superior storage stability in the form of an aqueous solution, methods of making thereof, a modified vinyl alcohol polymer (A) having a degree of saponification of 68 mol % or more and less than 99.9 mol %, and a viscosity-average degree of polymerization of 200 or more and less than 3,000, and comprising a side chain with 0.01 mol % or more and less than 0.50 mol % of a double bond derived from an esterification agent, the esterification agent being one or more selected from the group consisting of (i) itaconic acid and/or derivatives thereof, and (ii) methacrylic acid and/or derivatives thereof, and the modified vinyl alcohol polymer (A) having a peak width W0.05h of at least 2.85 minutes and less than 3.70 minutes at a height of 5% from the baseline in a peak measured by HPLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadahito Fukuhara, Yoko Nakano, Masato Nakamae
  • Publication number: 20220256052
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a halftone processing unit and a multi-level gradation processing unit. The halftone processing unit is configured to perform a halftone process for a target image and generate a binary image corresponding to the target image. The multi-level gradation processing unit is configured to (a) set a target pixel as a dot pixel in the binary image, (b) determine whether a dot exists on plural first periphery pixels with a predetermined first distance from the target pixel and plural second periphery pixels with a predetermined second distance from the target pixel or not, (c) derive a gradation level of the target pixel among predetermined three or more gradation levels on the basis of a number of dots on the plural first periphery pixels and a number of dots on the plural second periphery pixels and thereby generate a multi-level gradation image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroomi Nakatsuji, Hiroki Sakane, Naoko Kawashima, Jun Nakano, Masato Usui
  • Publication number: 20220218960
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a balloon catheter including preparing a tubular parison (20) made of a resin and a mold (30) that has an inner cavity into which the parison (20) is to be inserted and that has a first groove (41) formed on an inner wall surface forming the inner cavity; inserting the parison (20) into the inner cavity of the mold (30); allowing the resin to enter the first groove (41) by introducing a fluid into a lumen (23) of the parison (20) to expand the parison (20); and removing the parison (20) from the mold (30) before the resin reaches a bottom (41a) of the first groove (41).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro KOJIMA, Yoshinori NAKANO, Yojiro KOGA, Masato TSUEDA, Shintaro OSUMI
  • Publication number: 20220148350
    Abstract: A control device as a noise estimation device is applied to a vehicle including an internal combustion engine as a power source and a transmission as a power transmission mechanism. The control device is provided with a storage device that stores mapping data, which is data that defines a mapping learned by machine learning, and a CPU as an execution unit. When variables on an output of the power source and variables indicating a state of the power transmission mechanism are input as input variables, the mapping outputs, as output variables, variables indicating a sensory level of noise caused when rattling sound generated by the operation of the power transmission mechanism is transmitted to a cabin of the vehicle. The CPU estimates the sensory level based on the values of the output variables output from the mapping by inputting the values of the input variables into the mapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiaki TAMACHI, Masato NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20220148347
    Abstract: A storage device of a noise inspection apparatus is configured to store a neural network machine-learned to receive, as inputs, an original sound characteristic value indicating a characteristic of sound generated by a transmission and an evaluation sound characteristic value indicating a characteristic of sound that reaches a vehicle cabin, and output a route part characteristic value that is a value indicating a characteristic of a vibration transfer of a vehicle part positioned on a vibration transfer route from the transmission to the vehicle cabin. An execution device of the noise inspection apparatus is configured to calculate, as an estimated value of the route part characteristic value, an output of the neural network that has received, as inputs, measured values of the original sound characteristic value and the evaluation sound characteristic value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato NAKANO, Daiki SATO, Hiroki ONUMA
  • Publication number: 20220108570
    Abstract: An unusual-noise determination device for a vehicle that performs unusual-noise determination to determine whether a power transmission system of the vehicle is generating unusual noise. The unusual-noise determination device includes an execution device and a memory device. The memory device stores a neural network that uses the maximum sound pressure and the excess ratio as inputs, and outputs a determination result variable, which is a variable indicating a result of the unusual-noise determination. The neural network is a trained neural network that has been trained using various values related to each of multiple vehicles as training data. The execution device is configured to perform the unusual-noise determination based on an output of the trained neural network that uses, as inputs, the maximum sound pressure and the excess ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi TABATA, Ken IMAMURA, Koichi OKUDA, Masato NAKANO, Toshiaki TAMACHI
  • Patent number: 11142206
    Abstract: When a noise generation duration time predicted by a prediction unit is equal to or less than a predetermined time and it is predicted that generation of noise can be further curbed in comparison with a case in which the noise generation duration time in which noise is generated is relatively short and the noise generation duration time is greater than the predetermined time, an engine operating point control unit controls an engine and a differential unit such that an engine operating point reaches an engine operating point in an optimal fuel-efficiency operating line and thus it is possible to curb generation of noise and to curb a decrease in fuel efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Tabata, Koichi Okuda, Koji Hayashi, Masato Nakano, Toshiaki Tamachi, Daiki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210284017
    Abstract: When evacuation travel is performed using only a drive power from one drive power source of an engine and a rotary machine, a drive power distribution device is prohibited from switching to a four-wheel-drive state and thus evacuation travel is performed in a two-wheel-drive state in which a loss in a power transmission device is relatively small. Accordingly, in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, it is possible to increase an evacuation-travelable distance when evacuation travel is performed using only the drive power from one drive power source of the engine and the rotary machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi TABATA, Koichi OKUDA, Masato NAKANO, Yuki MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20210268911
    Abstract: A regenerative torque upper limit is set to a larger value when a rear-wheel distribution ratio is small than when the rear-wheel distribution ratio is large. Accordingly, when a distribution of a drive power to front wheels is large, a regenerative torque of a second rotary machine can be increased such that wheels are less likely to slip at the time of performing of regeneration control when the distribution of the drive power to the front wheels is small in comparison with a case in which the regenerative torque upper limit is set to a constant value similarly to when the distribution of the drive power to the front wheels is small. In this way, it is possible to increase the regenerative torque of the second rotary machine according to the rear-wheel distribution ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi TABATA, Koichi OKUDA, Masato NAKANO, Yuki MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20210237584
    Abstract: When regeneration control is performed while yaw rate control is being performed, the regeneration control is prohibited, or a regenerative torque of a second rotary machine based on the regeneration control is limited in comparison with a case in which the yaw rate control is not performed. Accordingly, since an influence of the regenerative torque controlled by the regeneration control on the yaw rate control can be suitably curbed, it is possible to curb deterioration in conformability of an actual yaw rate with a target yaw rate in the yaw rate control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi TABATA, Masato NAKANO, Yuki MAKINO, Koichi OKUDA