Patents by Inventor Masayuki Sekine

Masayuki Sekine 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: 20210126263
    Abstract: A redox flow battery electrode includes a substrate and a catalytic unit supported on the substrate. The substrate contains at least one element selected from the group consisting of C, Ti, Sn, Ta, Ce, In, W, and Zn, and the catalytic unit contains at least one element selected from the group consisting of Fe, Si, Mo, Ce, Mn, Cu, and W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro IKEGAMI, Yong-rong DONG, Masayuki OYA, Ryojun SEKINE
  • Patent number: 10584799
    Abstract: In a pressure reduction valve device, a valve body and a distal end portion of a support member are accommodated in a valve accommodation hole of a body. The distal end portion is inserted through an urging member accommodation hole. An inner introduction passage is formed between an outer peripheral surface of the distal end portion and an inner peripheral surface of the urging member accommodation hole. An outer introduction passage is formed between an outer surface of the valve body and an inner surface of the valve accommodation hole. The support member is provided with communication holes that establish communication between a gas inlet provided through the body and the valve accommodation hole in an axial direction. The inner introduction passage and the outer introduction passage are opposed, in an axial direction thereof, to the communication passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Kubo, Masayuki Sekine, Akira Nakano, Shota Yamamoto, Yutaka Hotta, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10020709
    Abstract: A motor includes a motor housing, a motor body, and a damping member. The motor body includes a drive shaft. The motor body is housed in the motor housing. The damping member is disposed on an outer surface of the motor housing. The damping member includes a damping layer and a constraining layer. The damping layer is made of an organic polymeric material, and bonded to the outer surface of the motor housing. The constraining layer is made of at least one of a resin mixed with an inorganic compound and an elastomer mixed with an inorganic compound. The constraining layer is disposed on the damping layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, BRIDGESTONE KBG CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tetsuya Murashima, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Takanori Kato, Masayuki Sekine, Kazuyoshi Iida, Koji Sakata
  • Publication number: 20180087682
    Abstract: In a pressure reduction valve device, a valve body and a distal end portion of a support member are accommodated in a valve accommodation hole of a body. The distal end portion is inserted through an urging member accommodation hole. An inner introduction passage is formed between an outer peripheral surface of the distal end portion and an inner peripheral surface of the urging member accommodation hole. An outer introduction passage is formed between an outer surface of the valve body and an inner surface of the valve accommodation hole. The support member is provided with communication holes that establish communication between a gas inlet provided through the body and the valve accommodation hole in an axial direction. The inner introduction passage and the outer introduction passage are opposed, in an axial direction thereof, to the communication passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshikatsu KUBO, Masayuki SEKINE, Akira NAKANO, Shota YAMAMOTO, Yutaka HOTTA, Akira YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20160190895
    Abstract: A motor includes a motor housing, a motor body, and a damping member. The motor body includes a drive shaft. The motor body is housed in the motor housing. The damping member is disposed on an outer surface of the motor housing. The damping member includes a damping layer and a constraining layer. The damping layer is made of an organic polymeric material, and bonded to the outer surface of the motor housing. The constraining layer is made of at least one of a resin mixed with an inorganic compound and an elastomer mixed with an inorganic compound. The constraining layer is disposed on the damping layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, BRIDGESTONE KBG CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tetsuya MURASHIMA, Kazuhiro YAMAMOTO, Takanori KATO, Masayuki SEKINE, Kazuyoshi IIDA, Koji SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20140087144
    Abstract: A curved resin molded product. The resin molded product is provided to include: a pair of resin films defining first and second main surfaces, the first and second main surfaces being different in curvature from each other; and a resin base member disposed between the resin films. In the resin molded product, one of the resin films, which is on the side of a relatively larger curvature of the first and second main surfaces, has a thermal shrinkage larger than that of the other of the resin films which is on the side of a relatively smaller curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: NIHON PLAST CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki ENDO, Masayuki SEKINE
  • Patent number: 8006706
    Abstract: A vanity case is provided in which a first hinge piece and a second hinge piece are formed in one of the case body and the lid, and a hinge block is formed in the other one of the case body and the lid and arranged between the first and the second hinge pieces. A friction member is provided to brake the rotational speed of the lid caused by a torsion spring. A protrusion is provided for braking the rotational speed of the lid by sliding contact. A recessed circumferential portion is formed in the vanity case so as to release the sliding contact of the braking protrusion at least at the closed position of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Yoshida Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Sekine
  • Publication number: 20090165813
    Abstract: A vanity case is provided in which a pair of a first hinge piece and a second hinge piece are formed in one of the case body and the lid, and a hinge block is formed in the other one of the case body and the lid and arranged between the first and the second hinge pieces. A convex portion is formed in one of the second hinge piece and the hinge block facing to the second hinge piece. A concave portion is formed in the other of the second hinge piece and the hinge block facing to the second hinge piece. A friction member is provided in the concave portion to brake the rotational speed of the lid due to the torsion spring by holding the friction member under pressure between the concave portion and the convex portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Masayuki Sekine
  • Patent number: 6601807
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a mounting structure of a thermal shield for an oil pump which makes it possible to securely mount the thermal shield at one point with high reliability and at a low cost. To achieve this object, a thermal shield for preventing radiant heat from an exhaust pipe from being transmitted to an oil pump is securely clamped to a support plate portion of a bracket which is disposed contiguous to the thermal shield. The thermal shield and the bracket are provided with an engaging protrusion portion and a positioning hole respectively. The thermal shield and the bracket are positioned through engagement of the engaging protrusion portion with the positioning hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Toyoda Koki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigemi Takahashi, Takashi Imanishi, Masayuki Sekine, Shuji Nakamura, Yoshihisa Kato
  • Patent number: 5922042
    Abstract: An on-board automobile navigation system provides route guidance instructions to a user. The system detects a power-down of the vehicle and, in response, determines whether to resume route guidance in response to the next start-up of the vehicle. This determination is made prior to powering down the system. The determination is based on the current position of the vehicle and the computed route. If a determination was made to resume guidance after start-up, the selected destination and the computed route are saved in memory before powering down the system. If a determination was made to resume guidance, then in response to the next start-up of the vehicle, the selected destination and the computed route of the vehicle are recalled from memory, and route guidance is resumed from the current position of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Visteon Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Masayuki Sekine, Toshikazu Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 5832408
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting a destination in a vehicle navigation system are described. The vehicle navigation system includes a display and a selection control. A first destination is selected from a primary list of destinations in response to a selection signal generated by the selection control. The first destination is placed on a secondary list of destinations in response to its selection. The secondary list includes previously selected destinations from the primary list. For subsequent destination selections, the primary and secondary lists are presented on the display thereby facilitating selection of destinations from both the primary and secondary lists. A feature by which the system may search for a destination across categories is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Zexel Corporation
    Inventors: Haruhisa Tamai, Hiroshi Nonaka, Masayuki Sekine
  • Patent number: 5819200
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting a destination in a vehicle navigation system are described. The vehicle navigation system includes a display and a selection control. A first destination is selected from a primary list of destinations in response to a selection signal generated by the selection control. The first destination is placed on a secondary list of destinations in response to its selection. The secondary list includes previously selected destinations from the primary list. For subsequent destination selections, the primary and secondary lists are presented on the display thereby facilitating selection of destinations from both the primary and secondary lists. A feature by which the system may search for a destination across categories is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Zexel Corporation
    Inventors: Haruhisa Tamai, Hiroshi Nonaka, Masayuki Sekine