Patents by Inventor Minoru Kobayashi

Minoru 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: 10975182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polar group-containing olefin copolymer (A?) which is produced through polymerization using a transition metal catalyst, which has a weight-average molecular weight falling within a specific range and which contains a polar group-containing monomer within a specific range; a multinary polar olefin copolymer (A?) indispensably containing a polar monomer component that has a norbornene skeleton and a carboxyl group or an acid anhydride group and having three or more types of monomer units; and a resin composition (C) containing a specific amount of a polar group-containing olefin copolymer (A) and a specific amount of an olefin resin (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunari Abe, Minoru Kobayashi, Hideshi Uchino, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Tetsuya Morioka, Naoshi Iwama
  • Patent number: 10957197
    Abstract: A vehicle driving assistance system capable of providing a driver of a vehicle with appropriate driving assistance when the vehicle is approaching an intersection. If a traffic signal includes multiple aspects that are in accord with the directions of traffic movement at an intersection, an identifier determines whether an intended direction of movement (an intention to turn right or left) at the intersection has been received from a driver through an identifying device. If the identifier has received an intended direction of movement, an aspect (a right-turn or left-turn arrow aspect) for which assistance is provided through communication by a reporter is identified. The reporter then assists the right or left turn of the vehicle for the intersection in step S7. If the identifier does not receive an intended direction of movement from the driver, the reporter assists only a straight-ahead movement of the vehicle in step S7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kamakura, Minoru Kobayashi, Masataka Izawa, Takahiro Kurehashi, Hiroki Nakajima, Yoshinori Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10957193
    Abstract: The reception unit receives the traffic light information at least a transition between first and second light colors of a traffic light at an intersection and turn-on times of the first and the second light colors, using a wireless signal received from a server via a transceiver. A position acquisition unit acquires a position of a vehicle. A passing speed range calculation unit calculates a speed range in which the vehicle is allowed to pass through the intersection in accordance with light colors of the traffic light, based on the traffic light information and on the position of the vehicle. The messaging unit outputs a message of driving assistance information including suggestions for deceleration or a passage possibility through the traffic intersection. A vehicle behavior storing unit stores content of the message and a behavior of the vehicle corresponding to the content of the message in a behavior memorizing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kurehashi, Yoshinori Kinoshita, Hiroki Nakajima, Masataka Izawa, Hiroshi Kamakura, Minoru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210061980
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-component, polar group-containing olefin copolymer balanced between transparency, rigidity and toughness. The multi-component, polar group-containing olefin copolymer is a multi-component, polar group-containing olefin copolymer comprising: at least one structural unit (A) selected from the group consisting of a structural unit derived from ethylene and a structural unit derived from an ?-olefin which contains 3 to 20 carbon atoms, at least one structural unit (B) composed of a polar group-containing olefin monomer, and a structural unit (C) derived from a non-polar cyclic olefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicants: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko SATOU, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Masahiro UEMATSU, Yoshika YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210054117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a copolymer of ethylene and an allyl monomer that is represented by formula (1) and has a polar group, or a copolymer of ethylene, the allyl monomer that is represented by formula (1) and has a polar group, and another monomer. This production method is characterized by using a metal complex, which is represented by general formula (C1), as a polymerization catalyst and by having a silane compound, which is represented by general formula (2) and has a silicon-hydrogen bond, coexist with the metal complex. (In the formulae, the symbols are as defined in the description.) According to the present invention, a copolymer of an allyl monomer that has a polar group is able to be produced with high catalytic activity, said copolymer being capable of having various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SHOWA DENKO K.K., JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo ITO, Kyoko NOZAKI, Junichi KURODA, Yoshikuni OKUMURA, Shinya HAYASHI, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Yuichiro YASUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210040251
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method for producing a copolymer of ethylene and an allyl monomer having a polar group represented by general formula (1), or a copolymer of ethylene, an allyl monomer having a polar group represented by general formula (1), and other monomers, wherein the copolymer is produced in the presence of a boron compound having a boron-hydrogen bond or a boron-carbon bond (for example, a compound represented by general formula (2)) by using a metal complex represented by general formula (C1) as a polymerization catalyst (the symbols in the formulas are as described in the description). According to the present invention, a copolymer of ethylene and an allyl monomer can be efficiently produced with high catalytic activity, wherein the copolymer has a polar group and can be used in various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicants: The University of Tokyo, SHOWA DENKO K. K., Japan Polyethylene Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoko NOZAKI, Shingo ITO, Junichi KURODA, Yoshikuni OKUMURA, Shinya HAYASHI, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Yuichiro YASUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210018319
    Abstract: A search support apparatus includes: a search sensor unit 2; an environment sensor unit 3 configured to generate environment information; a search effective range estimation unit 4 configured to estimate the search effective range of the search sensor unit 2 using the environment information and performance information that indicates the performance of the search sensor unit; a threat effective range estimation unit 5 configured to estimate the search effective range of a sensor possessed by a target that is a threat using the environment information and performance information that indicates the performance of the sensor possessed by the target; and a route calculation unit 6 configured to calculate a search route to the object, based on the search effective range of the search sensor unit 2, the search effective range of the sensor possessed by the target, and a distribution of existence probabilities of the target that is a threat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi EMURA, Masatsugu OGAWA, Masumi ICHIEN, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Masahiro YAGI
  • Publication number: 20200385502
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a multi-component polar olefin copolymer which has sufficiently improved solvent solubility without impairing mechanical properties and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: Japan Polyethylene Corporation, Japan Polypropylene Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru KOBAYASHI, Tomohiko SATOU, Masahiro UEMATSU, Yoshika YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200347159
    Abstract: A catalyst for olefin polymerization that contains a metal complex represented by general formula (C1) and a method for producing polyethylene, a copolymer of ethylene and an olefin having a polar group represented by general formula (1), or a copolymer of ethylene, an olefin having a polar group represented by general formula (1) and another monomer, using the aforementioned metal complex as a polymerization catalyst, wherein the symbols in formula (C1) and formula (1) are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SHOWA DENKO K. K., JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoko NOZAKI, Shingo ITO, Junichi KURODA, Yoshikuni OKUMURA, Shinya HAYASHI, Yumiko MINAMI, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Yuichiro YASUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10807343
    Abstract: To allow a fiber reinforced laminate to have sufficient light shielding ability and to improve adherence at the interface in the laminate and durability needed for it used for a shutter blade. A fiber reinforced laminate of the present invention includes: a substrate; a black coating; and a fiber reinforced plastic layer, characterized in that the black coating is provided between the substrate and the fiber reinforced plastic layer and contains a binder resin, black particles and a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CANON DENSHI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Munetoshi Yoshikawa, Mizuho Igawa, Fumio Shimada, Minoru Kobayashi, Keita Hanawa, Junichi Onosaka, Naoaki Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20200312139
    Abstract: The reception unit receives the traffic light information at least a transition between first and second light colors of a traffic light at an intersection and turn-on times of the first and the second light colors, using a wireless signal received from a server via a transceiver. A position acquisition unit acquires a position of a vehicle. A passing speed range calculation unit calculates a speed range in which the vehicle is allowed to pass through the intersection in accordance with light colors of the traffic light, based on the traffic light information and on the position of the vehicle. The messaging unit outputs a message of driving assistance information including suggestions for deceleration or a passage possibility through the traffic intersection. A vehicle behavior storing unit stores content of the message and a behavior of the vehicle corresponding to the content of the message in a behavior memorizing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro KUREHASHI, Yoshinori KINOSHITA, Hiroki NAKAJIMA, Masataka IZAWA, Hiroshi KAMAKURA, Minoru KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200312143
    Abstract: A vehicle driving assistance system capable of providing a driver of a vehicle with appropriate driving assistance when the vehicle is approaching an intersection. If a traffic signal includes multiple aspects that are in accord with the directions of traffic movement at an intersection, an identifier determines whether an intended direction of movement (an intention to turn right or left) at the intersection has been received from a driver through an identifying device. If the identifier has received an intended direction of movement, an aspect (a right-turn or left-turn arrow aspect) for which assistance is provided through communication by a reporter is identified. The reporter then assists the right or left turn of the vehicle for the intersection in step S7. If the identifier does not receive an intended direction of movement from the driver, the reporter assists only a straight-ahead movement of the vehicle in step S7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi KAMAKURA, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Masataka IZAWA, Takahiro KUREHASHI, Hiroki NAKAJIMA, Yoshinori KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10787986
    Abstract: A fuel pump controller performs a feedback control of an actual fuel pressure of a feed pump to a command fuel pressure which is from an external element. The pump controller changes a gain for the feedback control to a value larger than a minimum value of the gain in response to an acceleration command information which is to accelerate a vehicle by using an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kobayashi, Makoto Asai
  • Publication number: 20200249454
    Abstract: An optical microscope according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a light source; a first scanner to scan a spot position of a light beam on a sample; an objective lens to focus the light beam deflected by the first scanner and cause the light beam to be made incident on the sample; a spectroscope including a slit on an incident side which an outgoing light emitted from an area on the sample onto which the light beam has been illuminated enters; a detector configured to detect an outgoing light from the spectroscope; and a first relay optical system including a first off-axis parabolic mirror that is arranged in an optical path from the first scanner to the objective lens and reflect the light beam deflected by the first scanner and a second off-axis parabolic mirror that reflects the light beam reflected in the first off-axis parabolic mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru KOBAYASHI, Shogo KAWANO, Taisuke OTA, Shunichiro MATSUZAKA, Yusuke SHIOZAKI, Shota YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200243271
    Abstract: A trigger switch includes: a housing; a trigger provided outside the housing; a plunger that connects the trigger to the housing so as to approach or separate from the housing, and includes a slider disposed inside the housing; a first printed wiring board that is disposed inside the housing and includes a sliding resistor configured to contact the slider and a control element that configures a control circuit together with the sliding resistor; and a second printed wiring board that is disposed inside the housing separately from the first printed wiring board and electrically connected to the first printed wiring board, and includes a power element configured to supply electric current based on a signal of the control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taiki KOYAMA, Koji OMORI, Akihiro HOZUMI, Minoru KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10673433
    Abstract: Provided are a control switch mechanism, a trigger switch, and an electric tool, having vibration resistance and durability and capable of preventing malfunction. The control switch mechanism (20) includes an optical sensor (21) having a light emitting element (21a) and a light receiving element (21b), and a reflector (22) that increases or decreases an amount of light received by the light receiving element (21b). An increase and a decrease in output of an operation device are controlled along with an increase and decrease in amount of light received by the light receiving element (21b) due to relative movement between the optical sensor (21) and the reflector (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kobayashi, Yusaku Yamasaki, Koji Omori, Jeongho Baik
  • Patent number: 10620313
    Abstract: In order to acquire echo sound information about a long-distance target, an active sonar comprises a fan beam transmitter, a fan beam receiver, a propagation path calculator, a path time calculator, and a horizontal distance calculator. The active sonar transmits a plurality of transmitted fan beams horizontally wide and vertically narrow, and the elevation angles of them are mutually deferent, and receives received fan beams vertically wide and horizontally narrow. The propagation path calculator calculates a propagation path of each of the transmitted fan beams based on the profile of medium and the elevation angle of the transmission. The path time calculator calculates a path time which is the time period from the transmission to the reception. The horizontal distance calculator calculates a horizontal distance from the active sonar to a generation source point of each echo sounds based on the propagation path and the path time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200061958
    Abstract: To allow a fiber reinforced laminate to have sufficient light shielding ability and to improve adherence at the interface in the laminate and durability needed for it used for a shutter blade. A fiber reinforced laminate of the present invention includes: a substrate; a black coating; and a fiber reinforced plastic layer, characterized in that the black coating is provided between the substrate and the fiber reinforced plastic layer and contains a binder resin, black particles and a filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: MUNETOSHI YOSHIKAWA, MIZUHO IGAWA, FUMIO SHIMADA, MINORU KOBAYASHI, KEITA HANAWA, JUNICHI ONOSAKA, NAOAKI MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10493717
    Abstract: To allow a fiber reinforced laminate to have sufficient light shielding ability and to improve adherence at the interface in the laminate and durability needed for it used for a shutter blade. A fiber reinforced laminate of the present invention includes: a substrate; a black coating; and a fiber reinforced plastic layer, characterized in that the black coating is provided between the substrate and the fiber reinforced plastic layer and contains a binder resin, black particles and a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CANON DENSHI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Munetoshi Yoshikawa, Mizuho Igawa, Fumio Shimada, Minoru Kobayashi, Keita Hanawa, Junichi Onosaka, Naoaki Maruyama
  • Patent number: D910494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Minoru Kobayashi