Patents by Inventor Mitsuhiro Sasaki

Mitsuhiro Sasaki 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: 11568332
    Abstract: An information providing device includes: a reception unit configured to receive current location information on a transportable power supply device from the transportable power supply device that supplies power to an electric apparatus detachably connected thereto; an information generation unit configured to generate use place information indicating a place of use of the transportable power supply device based on the received current location information; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the use place information to a service provider's terminal. The reception unit receives information on the electric apparatus connected to the transportable power supply device from the transportable power supply device. The use place information includes information on a type of the electric apparatus connected to the transportable power supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Sho Takada
  • Patent number: 11568476
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus provides information concerning a lendable electric power supply device. More specifically, the information providing apparatus for providing information via a network in response to a request from a terminal, performs the following processes. The apparatus receives, from the terminal via the network, an information request concerning a lendable electric power supply device configured to supply electric power, acquires information concerning electric power that can be provided by the electric power supply device and a lending price of the electric power supply device by communicating with the electric power supply device via the network. The apparatus further edits, based on the acquired information, information to be provided to the terminal that has issued the information request, and transmits the edited information to the terminal that has issued the information request via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Ryo Oshima
  • Patent number: 11542886
    Abstract: An engine system is provided, including a controller which estimates an intake-valve-closing temperature inside a cylinder. When an engine operates at a given speed and a demanded engine load is a first load or a second load (>the first load), the controller controls so that a mixture gas inside the cylinder combusts by compression ignition, and controls so that, at the first load, the entire mixture gas combusts by compression ignition when the intake-valve-closing temperature is above a first temperature, and at least part of the mixture gas combusts by flame propagation when the intake-valve-closing temperature is below the first temperature, whereas at the second load, the entire mixture gas combusts by compression ignition when the intake-valve-closing temperature is above a second temperature (<the first temperature), and at least part of the mixture gas combusts by flame propagation when the intake-valve-closing temperature is below the second temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kaminaga, Tatsuya Fujikawa, Masahisa Yamakawa, Naoya Ito, Ryohei Matsuo, Yuta Sasaki, Junki Hori, Mitsuhiro Muto, Takuma Fujii
  • Patent number: 11471869
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure body having a porous partition wall defining a plurality of cells serving as fluid through channel extending from an inflow end face to an outflow end face; and a circumferential wall surrounding the partition wall, wherein in a plane orthogonal to cell extending direction, the honeycomb structure body has a circumferential cell structure, a center cell structure having a cell structure different from the circumferential cell structure, and a boundary wall, the honeycomb structure body has intersection parts of the partition wall, including basic intersection parts and thick intersection parts having a thickness larger than that of the basic intersection parts, the thick intersection parts include at least one of: first thick intersection parts and second thick intersection parts, and in the circumferential cell structure, the intersection parts at least include the circumferential basic intersection parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Sasaki, Akifumi Kawakami, Takashi Kinoshita, Mitsuhiro Ito
  • Patent number: 11461857
    Abstract: A management device is connected to an AC power line provided with a plurality of connection ports, each of which can be connected to an electric device including a power storage unit. The management device includes a measurement unit configured to measure an electric signal on the AC power line, a determination unit configured to determine a type of the electric device connected to the AC power line via a connection port in the plurality of connection ports based on a measurement result of the measurement unit, and a first prediction unit configured to predict an amount of power supply on the AC power line due to discharge of the power storage unit based on a determination result of the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Sho Takada
  • Patent number: 11454658
    Abstract: A load estimating device measures a voltage and a current supplied to a load connected with a generator, calculates a feature amount of the load, senses a remaining amount of fuel, outputs a time during which the load is continuously operable. The device estimates what the load connected with the generator is, based on the calculated feature amount and the feature amounts stored in a storage, and determines the time during which the estimated load is continuously operable, based on a power consumption of the estimated load, and the remaining amount of fuel. The device has a load registration mode for causing the storage to store therein a feature amount of a new load that is not stored in a storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Sho Takada
  • Patent number: 11447032
    Abstract: A server acquires a reception amount which is an amount of power that a power supply device received from an engine-driven type generator, converts the reception amount into a virtual currency, transmits, to the power supply device, a money transfer instruction in order to instruct a money transfer, to the engine-driven type generator, of a virtual currency that the conversion unit converted the reception amount into. The power supply device generates a money transfer request in order to, in accordance with the money transfer instruction, performs a money transfer of virtual currency to a virtual currency wallet associated with the engine-driven type generator a virtual currency wallet associated with the server, and transmits the money transfer request to a virtual currency network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima
  • Patent number: 11441654
    Abstract: A lock-up device includes a clutch part and a damper part. The clutch part is disposed between a front cover and a turbine, and transmits or blocks torque. The damper part transmits torque from the clutch part to the turbine, and absorbs torsional vibration. The damper part includes input and output members, elastic members, and a support member. The input member is connected to the clutch part. The output member is connected to the turbine. The elastic members connect the input and output members. The support member has a connecting part, a regulating part, and a stopper part. The regulating part is provided such that the output member is interposed axially between the regulating part and part of the input member. The stopper part is configured to contact the output member and prohibit the input and output members from rotating relative to each other by a predetermined angle or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11391235
    Abstract: An engine system is provided, including a controller which estimates a mass ratio (G/F) of intake air inside a cylinder (containing fresh air and burnt gas) to fuel, and controls devices of an engine at a given engine speed so that, while a demanded engine load is a first load, at least part of a mixture gas inside the cylinder combusts by flame-propagation when the estimated G/F is below a first G/F, and the entire mixture gas combusts by compression ignition when the estimated G/F is above the first G/F, whereas while the demanded load is a second load (>the first load), at least part of the mixture gas combusts by flame-propagation when the estimated G/F is below a second G/F (<the first G/F), and the entire mixture gas combusts by compression ignition when the estimated G/F is above the second G/F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kaminaga, Tatsuya Fujikawa, Masahisa Yamakawa, Naoya Ito, Ryohei Matsuo, Yuta Sasaki, Junki Hori, Mitsuhiro Muto, Takuma Fujii
  • Patent number: 11384824
    Abstract: A lock-up device includes a clutch part, a piston, a sleeve, and an oil chamber plate. The clutch part is disposed between a front cover and a turbine. The piston is axially movable, and brings the clutch part into a torque-transmission state. The sleeve is fixed to the inner peripheral part of the front cover. The sleeve has a piston support part and a first butt part. The piston support part supports an inner peripheral surface of the piston to be axially movable. The first butt part is formed on the outer peripheral surface of the piston support part. The oil chamber plate is provided between the piston and the turbine. The oil chamber plate has a second butt part. The second butt part is butt-welded with the first butt part. The oil chamber plate forms an oil chamber. Hydraulic fluid is supplied between the oil chamber and the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11346431
    Abstract: A lock-up device includes a clutch part and a damper part. The clutch part is disposed between a front cover and a turbine. The clutch part transmits or blocks torque. The damper part transmits torque from the clutch part to the turbine, and absorbs torsional vibration. The damper part includes an input member, an output member, a plurality of elastic members, and a support member. The input member is connected to the clutch part. The output member is rotatable relative to the input member and is connected to the turbine. The elastic members are accommodated in the input member, and elastically connect the input member and the output member in a rotational direction. The support member has a connecting part and a plurality of support parts. The connecting part is connected to the input member. The plurality of support parts support inner peripheral surfaces of the plurality of elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210372509
    Abstract: A lock-up device includes a clutch part and a damper part. The clutch part is disposed between a front cover and a turbine, and transmits or blocks torque. The damper part transmits torque from the clutch part to the turbine, and absorbs torsional vibration. The damper part includes input and output members, elastic members, and a support member. The input member is connected to the clutch part. The output member is connected to the turbine. The elastic members connect the input and output members. The support member has a connecting part, a regulating part, and a stopper part. The regulating part is provided such that the output member is interposed axially between the regulating part and part of the input member. The stopper part is configured to contact the output member and prohibit the input and output members from rotating relative to each other by a predetermined angle or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210372511
    Abstract: A lock-up device includes a clutch part, a piston, a sleeve, and an oil chamber plate. The clutch part is disposed between a front cover and a turbine. The piston is axially movable, and brings the clutch part into a torque-transmission state. The sleeve is fixed to the inner peripheral part of the front cover. The sleeve has a piston support part and a first butt part. The piston support part supports an inner peripheral surface of the piston to be axially movable. The first butt part is formed on the outer peripheral surface of the piston support part. The oil chamber plate is provided between the piston and the turbine. The oil chamber plate has a second butt part. The second butt part is butt-welded with the first butt part. The oil chamber plate forms an oil chamber. Hydraulic fluid is supplied between the oil chamber and the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210372510
    Abstract: A lock-up device includes a clutch part and a damper part. The clutch part is disposed between a front cover and a turbine. The clutch part transmits or blocks torque. The damper part transmits torque from the clutch part to the turbine, and absorbs torsional vibration. The damper part includes an input member, an output member, a plurality of elastic members, and a support member. The input member is connected to the clutch part. The output member is rotatable relative to the input member and is connected to the turbine. The elastic members are accommodated in the input member, and elastically connect the input member and the output member in a rotational direction. The support member has a connecting part and a plurality of support parts. The connecting part is connected to the input member. The plurality of support parts support inner peripheral surfaces of the plurality of elastic members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11118662
    Abstract: A lock-up device for a torque converter transmitting a torque from a front cover to a transmission-side member is disclosed. The lock-up device includes a clutch part, a piston, and a return mechanism. The piston is axially opposed to the front cover through the clutch part. The piston is axially movable and applies a pressing force to the clutch part whereby the clutch part is turned to an activated state. The return mechanism urges the piston away from the front cover. The return mechanism is disposed axially between the front cover and the piston while disposed radially inside the clutch part. The return mechanism includes first and second plates, and an elastic member. The first plate contacts the front cover. The second plate contacts the piston while axially opposed to the first plate. The elastic member is disposed between the first and second plates in a compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: EXEDY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200271207
    Abstract: A lock-up device for a torque converter transmitting a torque from a front cover to a transmission-side member is disclosed. The lock-up device includes a clutch part, a piston, and a return mechanism. The piston is axially opposed to the front cover through the clutch part. The piston is axially movable and applies a pressing force to the clutch part whereby the clutch part is turned to an activated state. The return mechanism urges the piston away from the front cover. The return mechanism is disposed axially between the front cover and the piston while disposed radially inside the clutch part. The return mechanism includes first and second plates, and an elastic member. The first plate contacts the front cover. The second plate contacts the piston while axially opposed to the first plate. The elastic member is disposed between the first and second plates in a compressed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru WATANABE, Mitsuhiro SASAKI
  • Patent number: 7935358
    Abstract: A cosmetic skin preparation containing a porous powder which contains water absorbed therein and whose surface is coated with a binder containing a crosslinked type organopolysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Sasaki, Nobuo Takazawa, Masanori Tanahashi, Keiichi Fukuda, Hideki Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20090207295
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a vertical transfer unit to sequentially transfer the charges generated by photoelectric conversion elements in a vertical direction with the transfer registers, during a vertical transfer period, a horizontal transfer unit to horizontally transfer the charges transferred by the vertical transfer unit, during a horizontal transfer period, and a controller to control the vertical transfer unit and the horizontal transfer unit. The controller controls the vertical transfer unit such that the number of transfer registers used to store the charges during the horizontal transfer period is larger than the number of transfer registers used to store the charges during the vertical transfer period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromasa Funakoshi, Takeo Minami, Mitsuhiro Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20090035333
    Abstract: A cosmetic skin preparation containing a porous powder which contains water absorbed therein and whose surface is coated with a binder containing a crosslinked type organopolysiloxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Sasaki, Nobuo Takazawa, Masanori Tanahashi, Keiichi Fukuda, Hideki Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 5763130
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an encapsulated toner for heat-and-pressure fixing having a heat-fusible core material containing at least a thermoplastic resin and a coloring agent and a shell formed thereon so as to cover the surface of the core material. An amorphous polyester is used as the main component of the shell, and the amount of the amorphous polyester is normally 3 to 50 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the core material. The encapsulated toner of the present invention is excellent in offset resistance, fixable even at a low temperature and excellent in blocking resistance when it is used for heat-and-pressure fixing using a heat roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Sasaki, Tetsuya Asano, Kuniyasu Kawabe, Hiroyuki Kawaji, Kazuhiro Fujiki