Patents by Inventor Minoru Shibata

Minoru Shibata 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: 10763675
    Abstract: A power generator system, including a first generator and a second generator, a detector detecting a power of the first generator, a determinator determining whether a parallel operation of the first generator and the second generator is necessary based on a detection value detected by the detector when the first generator is operating and the second generator remains unstarted, a power supply unit supplying a starting power to the second generator to start the second generator when it is determined that the parallel operation is necessary, and a generator controller controlling operation of the second generator so as to operate synchronously in parallel with the first generator after the second generator is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Maedako, Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Kenji Shibata, Wataru Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 10724489
    Abstract: An engine-generator starting apparatus a three-phase winding equipped with a generating unit that rotates relative to rotation of a crankshaft of an engine, and an electronic control unit that controls supply of electric current the three-phase winding to rotate the crankshaft and start the engine. In the apparatus, the electronic control unit controls to supply first current to the three-phase winding to make the engine crankshaft of rotate reverse, the first current is of a level for stopping the piston connected to the crankshaft at a position in a compression stroke. Then it controls to supply second current (that is greater than the first current) to the three-phase winding to make the crankshaft of the engine rotate forward when a predetermined time period has elapsed, and control to ignite fuel supplied to the engine after the second current is supplied to the three-phase winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Matsuyama, Yuichi Onoe, Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Kenji Shibata, Minoru Maedako
  • Publication number: 20200205455
    Abstract: A liquid or semisolid emulsion seasoning may include fine food particles comprising dietary fibers, a fat or oil, an organic acid, and a food-derived emulsifier. The dietary fibers may include a water-soluble dietary fiber and a water-insoluble dietary fiber. The emulsion seasoning may contain the dietary fibers in a total amount of 0.8% to 23% by mass. The fine food particles may have a modal diameter of 0.3 ?m to 115 ?m, and the emulsion seasoning may have a water content of 20% by mass or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: MIZKAN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eri Shibata, Minoru Takeuchi, Hideaki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10697416
    Abstract: An engine generator, including an engine having a piston reciprocating inside a cylinder, a generator unit having a three-phase winding, driven by the engine to generate power and operating as an engine starter motor during engine starting, a power converter circuit connected to the generator unit, a battery supplying power to the generator unit through the power converter circuit during engine starting, an engine speed detection unit detecting an engine speed, a connection switching unit switching a connection configuration of the winding to one of a wye-connection and a delta-connection, and a connection switching control unit controlling the connection switching unit to switch the connection configuration to the wye-connection when the engine speed is lower than a predetermined engine speed, and to switch the connection configuration to the delta-connection when the engine speed is equal to or higher than the predetermined engine speed, during engine starting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Matsuyama, Kenji Shibata, Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Minoru Maedako
  • Publication number: 20200101886
    Abstract: A cup holder includes a main body and a lid. The main body has a tubular structure with a closed end. The lid is configured to selectively open and close an upper opening of the main body. The main body has an accommodation region configured to accommodate a cup. The lid includes a power transmitter coil configured to transmit AC power to a power receiving device having a power receiver coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru SHIBATA, Yuhki ICHIKAWA, Akira AZUMI, Kenji ASANO
  • Patent number: 10603979
    Abstract: An air-conditioning register includes an operation knob. The operation knob includes a knob body and a cap with its downstream end portion closed by a lens. The cap is made of a material softer than those of the knob body and the lens. The inner circumferential portion of the upstream end portion of the cap is pressed against the outer circumferential portion of the knob body with at least a part engaged with the outer circumferential portion of the knob body by a projection-recess relationship. The inner circumferential portion of the downstream end portion of the cap is pressed against the outer circumferential portion of the lens with at least a part engaged with the outer circumferential portion of the lens by a projection-recess relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Shibata, Kenji Asano, Etsuo Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20200094647
    Abstract: A cooling structure of an on-vehicle projector, includes: a projector including: a light source; an image projection part configured to project an image based on the light emitted from the light source and an image signal; and first and second vent holes configured to ventilate the internal space, in which the light source is arranged, with the outside; and an air introduction part configured to introduce conditioned air, sent from an air conditioner mounted in a vehicle, to the internal space through the first vent hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru SHIBATA, Hirotaka OKADA, Renge ASAKAWA, Yuhki ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200078340
    Abstract: The present invention provides a oxazole compound represented by Formula (1), or a salt thereof: wherein R1 is an aryl group which may have one or more substituents; R2 is an aryl group or a nitrogen atom-containing heterocyclic group each of which may have one or more substituents; and W is a divalent group represented by —Y1-A1- or —Y2—C(?O)— wherein Y1 is a group such as —C(?O)—, A1 is a group such as a lower alkylene group, and Y2 is a group such as a piperazinediyl group. The oxazole compound has a specific inhibitory action against phosphodiesterase 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru OKADA, Masaya KATO, Norifumi SATO, Tetsuyuki UNO, Hideki KITAGAKI, Junpei HARUTA, Hidetaka HIYAMA, Tomonori SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10541538
    Abstract: A power generator system, including a remaining fuel detector detecting a remaining fuel amount of each of the first generator and the second generator, an operable time calculator calculating a remaining operable time of the each of the first generator and the second generator based on the remaining fuel amount detected by the remaining fuel detector, and a signal output unit outputting a control signal for adjusting outputs of the first generator and second generator to an actuator so that the remaining operable time of the first generator and the remaining operable time of the second generator calculated by the operable time calculator is equalized while keeping a total power of the first generator and the second generator constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Maedako, Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Kenji Shibata, Wataru Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 10511209
    Abstract: An engine generator, including a general-purpose engine, a generator unit driven by the engine to generate electric power and capable of operating as an engine starter motor during engine starting, a case housing the engine and the generator unit, a battery detachably attached to the case, an inverter unit connected to the generator unit, and a power supply circuit interconnecting the battery attached to the case and the inverter unit and supplying power of the battery through the inverter unit to the generator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Kenji Shibata, Wataru Matsuyama, Minoru Maedako
  • Patent number: 10486615
    Abstract: Provided is a storage holder including: a case body having a peripheral wall portion forming a rectangular-parallelepiped-shaped storage space by two short-side side wall portions and two long-side side wall portions, a bottom wall portion closing a lower end of the storage space, and an opening for keeping an upper end of the storage space opened; a support mechanism that includes first and second support members which advance/retract and project into inside of the storage space through side wall openings formed in the short-side side wall portions, respectively, so as to oppose each other, and a support urging member for urging the support members into inside of the storage space; a power feeding coil disposed outside one long-side side wall portion; and a contact auxiliary unit for assisting in contacting the mobile device held in the storage space with an inner surface of the one long-side side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Shibata, Yuhki Ichikawa, Akira Azumi, Kenji Asano
  • Patent number: 10483890
    Abstract: An engine generator, including a general purpose engine, an engine speed of the engine being variably controlled, a generator unit having a three-phase winding and driven by the engine to generate power, an inverter unit converting AC output from the generator unit to AC of a predetermined frequency to output to a load, a connection switching unit switching a connection configuration of the winding to one of a wye-connection and a delta-connection, a load detection unit detecting a size of the load, and a connection switching control unit controlling the connection switching unit to switch the connection configuration to the wye-connection when the size of the load is equal to or lower than a predetermined value, and to switch the connection configuration to the delta-connection when the size of the load is higher than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Matsuyama, Kenji Shibata, Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Minoru Maedako
  • Patent number: 10418924
    Abstract: An engine generator, including a generator unit driven by the engine, a first power converter circuit, a capacitor, a second power converter circuit, a smoothing circuit, battery and a control unit. The control unit controls operation of the switching elements of the second power converter circuit so as to form a boosting circuit by the battery, the coil of the smoothing circuit, the switching element and the diode of the second power converter circuit, and the capacitor at starting of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Maedako, Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Kenji Shibata, Wataru Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 10414246
    Abstract: An air-conditioning register includes a downstream fin, upstream fins, a coupling rod, a shut-off damper, an operation knob, a transmission shaft, an upstream universal joint, a downstream universal joint, and a transmission mechanism portion. The operation knob includes a rotation member. The upstream universal joint couples an upstream end of the transmission shaft to the shut-off damper. The downstream universal joint couples a downstream end of the transmission shaft to the rotation member. The transmission mechanism portion transmits swinging motion of the transmission shaft caused by sliding of the operation knob to the central upstream fins, and prevents swinging motion of the transmission shaft caused by operation of the operation knob to tilt the downstream fin from being transmitted to the central upstream fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Shibata, Nobuhiro Terai, Kenji Asano
  • Publication number: 20190242351
    Abstract: An engine-generator starting apparatus a three-phase winding equipped with a generating unit that rotates relative to rotation of a crankshaft of an engine, and an electronic control unit that controls supply of electric current the three-phase winding to rotate the crankshaft and start the engine. In the apparatus, the electronic control unit controls to supply first current to the three-phase winding to make the engine crankshaft of rotate reverse, the first current is of a level for stopping the piston connected to the crankshaft at a position in a compression stroke. Then it controls to supply second current (that is greater than the first current) to the three-phase winding to make the crankshaft of the engine rotate forward when a predetermined time period has elapsed, and control to ignite fuel supplied to the engine after the second current is supplied to the three-phase winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Wataru Matsuyama, Yuichi Onoe, Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Kenji Shibata, Minoru Maedako
  • Patent number: 10348097
    Abstract: A generator system, including first and second generators, a connection circuit connecting output lines of the first and second generators to each other and connecting neutral lines of the first and second generators to the ground, a switch command unit outputting commands to switch a connection mode of the first and second generators between parallel and series connection modes, a circuit switch switching a connection mode of the connection circuit in response to the commands, a data acquiring unit acquiring a waveform data of the first generator when the second generator is operated after the first generator is operated, and a control unit controlling the second generator to synchronize frequency and phase of waveforms of the first and second generators in the parallel connection mode and controlling the second generator to synchronize frequency and shift phase by 180 degree in the series connection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Shibata, Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Wataru Matsuyama, Minoru Maedako
  • Patent number: 10239385
    Abstract: An air conditioning register includes: a retainer, fins, a connecting plate and a drive mechanism; wherein: connecting pins of the fins are engaged with cam grooves provided in the connecting plate so that all fins are connected to the connecting plate, wherein: each of the cam grooves has a parallel blowing zone for bring adjacent fins into a parallel blowing mode, and has a diffusion blowing zone for bringing adjacent fins into a diffusion blowing mode; and the drive mechanism is provided with an allowing part which allows the connecting plate to move in the arrangement direction of the fins, while maintaining the zone where each connecting pin is positioned in each cam chamber in the parallel blowing zone, when the operation of tilting the fins is performed with the fin shafts as a fulcrum, and only when each connecting pin is in the parallel blowing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Shibata, Hiromi Nagai, Nobuhiro Terai, Kenji Asano
  • Publication number: 20190030982
    Abstract: An air-conditioning register includes an operation knob. The operation knob includes a knob body and a cap with its downstream end portion closed by a lens. The cap is made of a material softer than those of the knob body and the lens. The inner circumferential portion of the upstream end portion of the cap is pressed against the outer circumferential portion of the knob body with at least a part engaged with the outer circumferential portion of the knob body by means of a projection-recess relationship. The inner circumferential portion of the downstream end portion of the cap is pressed against the outer circumferential portion of the lens with at least a part engaged with the outer circumferential portion of the lens by means of a projection-recess relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Minoru SHIBATA, Kenji ASANO, Etsuo OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180278094
    Abstract: Provided is a console box that realizes power feeding to a power receiving device (that allows a power receiving device to receive power). A console box 1 of the present invention includes: a box body 2 having a bottom portion 20, and a tubular wall portion 21 standing from a surface of the bottom portion 20; and a coil 3 provided at the box body 2, implemented by a conductive wire 30 wound along a peripheral direction of the wall portion 21, and forming an electromagnetic resonance field when being energized according to a predetermined condition. In the console box 1 of the present invention, power feeding of a resonance type is performed, and thus, wireless power feeding is realized in a console box where, in the case of a conventional electromagnetic-induction-type wireless power feeding, a power feeding device is difficult to be installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Toru KANTO, Shinichiro FUKI, Minoru SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10076948
    Abstract: A damper opening and closing device includes an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder that is disposed inside the outer cylinder, is supported movably relative to the outer cylinder and has a fluid passage therein, and a damper group that includes a plurality of dampers disposed in the fluid passage so that the fluid passage is openable and closable. The plurality of dampers are arranged in a circumferential direction of the fluid passage and disposed in the fluid passage in such a way that inner peripheral edges of the dampers are opposed to each other. The damper opening and closing device further includes an angle control unit configured to control the tilt angle of the damper in conjunction with movement of the inner cylinder relative to the outer cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Takai, Minoru Shibata, Mitsuo Ogura, Hiroshi Sakai, Kenji Asano