Patents by Inventor Mitsuru Kaneko

Mitsuru Kaneko 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: 20200350643
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery comprises a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal, a battery case, and an electrode body housed inside the battery case. The electrode body has a positive electrode current collector and a positive-electrode electrode plate and a negative electrode current collector and a negative-electrode electrode plate, and has a structure in which the positive-electrode electrode plate and the negative-electrode electrode plate are laminated via a separator. A carbon-based porous material in a battery case has a methane gas absorption capacity and preferably has a carbon dioxide gas absorption capacity and has a pore volume of 0.3 mL/g or less, for pores having a pore size of 4.5 ? or more. Such a gas absorber for a lithium ion battery generates no gas from reaction with an electrolytic solution of the lithium ion battery and can suitably absorb methane gas generated at the time of abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jun KANEKO, Shingo MIYAMOTO, Mitsuru NOZUE
  • Patent number: 10808597
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a water jacket, a cooling water pump as a cooling liquid pump, and an adjusting valve. A control device for the internal combustion engine executes the water stoppage control of increasing the temperature of the engine body by limiting the discharge of the cooling liquid from the water jacket by the adjusting valve, and an automatic stop and automatic startup control of automatically stopping and automatically starting the internal combustion engine. The control device increases the fuel injection amount for automatically starting the internal combustion engine in a case where the water stoppage control is being executed when the internal combustion engine is automatically stopped as compared with a case where the water stoppage control is not being executed when the internal combustion engine is automatically stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Furuya, Rihito Kaneko, Noboru Takagi, Masaaki Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Ando, Mitsuru Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200288945
    Abstract: An insertion apparatus includes a first exterior member, a second exterior member, and a sealing member disposed at a connection part and being configured to deform elastically, and a convex portion disposed in a spaced-apart manner from the sealing member in a longitudinal axis direction or in a circumferential direction, and being configured to position the first exterior member with respect to the second exterior member in the longitudinal axis direction and in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru KANEKO, Shohei UEHARA, Reiji KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200288949
    Abstract: An insertion apparatus includes: a bend preventing member having a first opening and a second opening; an exterior member connected to the bend preventing member in a state where the exterior member abuts against a second surface side, and a projection which is formed on the second surface circumferentially in a protruding manner toward the exterior member, the projection being elastically deformable such that the projection is inclined in an outside direction of the bend preventing member by making the projection abut against the exterior member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuru KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10687695
    Abstract: A joint portion in the bending portion for use in the insertion portion of an endoscope joints bending pieces with slide surfaces parallel to the rotation axis of bending and with slide surfaces perpendicular to the rotation axis. Since the slide surfaces receive external force exerted in the direction of the rotation axis in a direction perpendicular to the surfaces, they are resistant to displacement or twisting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuru Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10619554
    Abstract: A coolant circuit of an engine cooling apparatus includes a first passage where coolant flows through a radiator and a second passage where coolant flows without passing through the radiator. A coolant control valve controls a first passage flow rate Frad and a second passage flow rate Fsec. An outlet coolant temperature sensor detects an outlet coolant temperature Tout, which is a coolant temperature before a branching point of the first passage and the second passage. An inlet coolant temperature sensor detects an inlet coolant temperature Tin, which is a coolant temperature after a merging point of the first passage and the second passage. A coolant temperature estimator calculates a radiator coolant temperature Trad, which is a coolant temperature at a coolant exit of the radiator, when the first passage flow rate Frad is greater than or equal to a specified flow rate using equation (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noboru Takagi, Masaaki Yamaguchi, Rihito Kaneko, Hirokazu Ando, Mitsuru Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Furuya
  • Patent number: 10598077
    Abstract: An ECU includes a motor control unit that controls energization to a motor, and a fixation determination unit that makes a determination on fixation of a valve body. The motor drives the valve body housed in a housing of a control valve. When the fixation determination unit has determined that the valve body is fixed, the motor control unit performs fixation-time control that energizes the motor so as to drive the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rihito Kaneko, Noboru Takagi, Isao Takagi, Naoto Hisaminato, Mitsuru Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Ando, Hidetoshi Onoda, Hiroshi Akeyama
  • Publication number: 20190383202
    Abstract: A cooling device includes an inner passage, an outer passage, an engine-driven pump, an electromagnetic control valve, and a driving circuit that regulates current flowing through the electromagnetic control valve by activating and deactivating a switching element. A cooling controller for the cooling device includes a processing circuit configured to execute an operation process for operating, when the engine-driven pump is driven, the switching element by setting a duty cycle of an activation time to a switching cycle, which is a reciprocal of a switching frequency of the switching element, to be a larger value when a temperature of the internal combustion engine is low than when the temperature is high and a cycle varying process for setting a longer switching cycle when the temperature of the internal combustion engine is less than a preset temperature than when the temperature is greater than or equal to the preset temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rihito KANEKO, Noboru TAKAGI, Naoto HISAMINATO, Mitsuru YAMAGUCHI, Hirokazu ANDO, Masaaki YAMAGUCHI, Takahiko AOYAGI, Hirotaka WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10508588
    Abstract: A cooling device includes: an air blast passage; a heater core that is disposed in the air blast passage; an air blast volume adjusting member that is opened and closed to adjust an air blast volume which flows in the heater core; a flow rate adjuster that adjusts a flow rate of the coolant which is introduced into the heater core; and a controller. The controller sets the flow rate of the coolant which is adjusted by the flow rate adjuster to be less than a lower limit value of an adjustable range of the flow rate of the coolant which is adjusted by the flow rate adjuster in a vehicle compartment air-conditioning state in which the air blast volume adjusting member allows an air blast to flow to the heater core when the air blast volume adjusting member fully closes the heater core side of the air blast passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rihito Kaneko, Noboru Takagi, Naoto Hisaminato, Mitsuru Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Andoh, Masaaki Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Furuya
  • Publication number: 20190285427
    Abstract: A communication device according to an embodiment includes a calculation unit, a prediction unit, and a creation unit. The calculation unit calculates a probability that a terminal device actually moves on each movement route that is predicted based on a movement history of the terminal device. The prediction unit predicts a communication quality on the movement route with the probability that is calculated by the calculation unit. The creation unit creates a communication schedule of data communication for the terminal device based on the probability on each movement route that is calculated by the calculation unit and the communication quality that is predicted by the prediction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: DENSO TEN Limited, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shizuka TAMURA, Yukisuke OZAKI, Tomofumi SODA, Yoshitaka HIRASHIMA, Satoru IKEDA, Mitsuru SASAKI, Tsuyoshi KANEKO, Hiroshi NOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190289474
    Abstract: A communication device according to an embodiment includes a prediction unit and a creation unit. The prediction unit predicts a transition of a communication quality in each communication area. The creation unit creates a communication schedule of data communication for a terminal device based on the transition of a communication quality in each communication area that is predicted by the prediction unit and a state of the terminal device that is predicted from schedule information that relates to a schedule of the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: DENSO TEN Limited, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukisuke OZAKI, Yoshitaka HIRASHIMA, Shizuka TAMURA, Tomofumi SODA, Satoru IKEDA, Mitsuru SASAKI, Tsuyoshi KANEKO, Hiroshi NOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190252721
    Abstract: A lithium ion battery includes a positive electrode terminal, a negative electrode terminal, and a battery case, which is an airtight container. An electrode body is housed inside the battery case. The electrode body has a positive electrode current collector, a positive-electrode electrode plate, a negative electrode current collector, and a negative-electrode electrode plated. The positive-electrode electrode plate and the negative-electrode electrode plated are laminated via a separator. A hydrofluoric acid absorber is placed in a gap portion in the battery case. This hydrofluoric acid absorber preferably is one having a moisture removal capability, such as zeolite. A lithium ion battery using such a hydrofluoric acid absorber has excellent hydrofluoric acid absorption properties, and in particular can suppress the production per se of hydrofluoric acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsuru NOZUE, Jun KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20190198926
    Abstract: As an electrolyte for a lithium ion battery, there is used one in which an inorganic adsorbent is dispersed in a non-aqueous electrolyte. The non-aqueous electrolyte is one having lithium ion conductivity, preferably a mixed solution of a cyclic carbonate such as propylene carbonate (PC) and ethylene carbonate (EC), and a chain carbonate such as dimethyl carbonate (DMC), ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC), diethyl carbonate (DEC) and the like. This solution may optionally be a solution in which a lithium salt, such as lithium hexafluorophosphate or the like, is dissolved as an electrolyte. The inorganic adsorbent to be dispersed in the non-aqueous electrolyte is preferably a Ca-exchanged A-type zeolite or an activated carbon. Such an electrolyte for a lithium ion battery is suitably used for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery such as a lithium ion battery and is capable of highly maintaining the capability of absorbing moisture and gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jun KANEKO, Mitsuru NOZUE
  • Publication number: 20170156567
    Abstract: A joint portion in the bending portion for use in the insertion portion of an endoscope joints bending pieces with slide surfaces parallel to the rotation axis of bending and with slide surfaces perpendicular to the rotation axis. Since the slide surfaces receive external force exerted in the direction of the rotation axis in a direction perpendicular to the surfaces, they are resistant to displacement or twisting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuru KANEKO
  • Patent number: 8266967
    Abstract: A state detecting device can efficiently remove air bubbles from a liquid no matter whether the liquid flows forwards or backwards. The state detecting device (1) is provided in a tube to detect a state of a liquid flowing in the tube. The state detecting device (1) includes: a liquid hold part (2) in which the liquid is stored; an inflow part (4) from which the liquid enters the liquid hold part (2); an outflow part (5) from which the liquid exits from the liquid hold part (2); an inlet (8) that is a rear end portion of the inflow part (4); and an outlet (9) that is a front end portion of the outflow part (5). Here, the inlet (8) and the outlet (9) are arranged higher than a center of the liquid hold part (2) in a vertical direction when the state detecting device is provided in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: JMS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aki Kitani, Kazuma Sunami, Shigeharu Yoshimura, Shogo Kamito, Junya Fujii, Mitsuru Kaneko, Noriaki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8156817
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure detection device capable of easy installation and removal of a sensor in/from a diaphragm, measurement of a pressure in a wide rage, and manufacture at a low cost while reducing a size. A sensor part (A) has: a magnet (12) being applied with a load produced by pressing of a diaphragm (8); and a magnet cap (11) covering the magnet (12). The diaphragm (8) has an intra-diaphragm magnetic body (9) buried therein. The intra-diaphragm magnetic body (9) has a protrusion part protruding from the diaphragm (8) so as to be in contact with the magnet (12). The magnet cap (11) has an opening part enabling the protrusion part of the intra-diaphragm magnetic body (9) and the magnet (12) to be joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: JMS Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kaneko, Aki Kitani
  • Publication number: 20100018317
    Abstract: A state detecting device can efficiently remove air bubbles from a liquid no matter whether the liquid flows forwards or backwards. The state detecting device (1) is provided in a tube to detect a state of a liquid flowing in the tube. The state detecting device (1) includes: a liquid hold part (2) in which the liquid is stored; an inflow part (4) from which the liquid enters the liquid hold part (2); an outflow part (5) from which the liquid exits from the liquid hold part (2); an inlet (8) that is a rear end portion of the inflow part (4); and an outlet (9) that is a front end portion of the outflow part (5). Here, the inlet (8) and the outlet (9) are arranged higher than a center of the liquid hold part (2) in a vertical direction when the state detecting device is provided in the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Aki Kitani, Kazuma Sunami, Shigeharu Yoshimura, Shogo Kamito, Junya Fujii, Mitsuru Kaneko, Noriaki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20090007683
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure detection device capable of easy installation and removal of a sensor in/from a diaphragm, measurement of a pressure in a wide rage, and manufacture at a low cost while reducing a size. A sensor part (A) has: a magnet (12) being applied with a load produced by pressing of a diaphragm (8); and a magnet cap (11) covering the magnet (12). The diaphragm (8) has an intra-diaphragm magnetic body (9) buried therein. The intra-diaphragm magnetic body (9) has a protrusion part protruding from the diaphragm (8) so as to be in contact with the magnet (12). The magnet cap (11) has an opening part enabling the protrusion part of the intra-diaphragm magnetic body (9) and the magnet (12) to be joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: JMS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kaneko, Aki Kitani
  • Patent number: 7313968
    Abstract: A pressure detector having a pipe inner pressure receiving opening section comprising a fluid passage for transporting fluid and a diaphragm hermetically sealing an opening made in one side face of the fluid passage, and a pressure detecting section coupled with the pipe inner pressure receiving opening section through the diaphragm and detecting physical variation of the diaphragm, characterized in that the diaphragm is provided loosely at the opening, and the pressure detecting section comprises at least a pressure detector, a load transmitting means having one end connected with the diaphragm and the other end touching the pressure detector, and means for loading the pressure detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: JMS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kaneko, Noriaki Nakagawa, Tadashi Okiyama
  • Publication number: 20060278001
    Abstract: A pressure detector having a pipe inner pressure receiving opening section comprising a fluid passage for transporting fluid and a diaphragm hermetically sealing an opening made in one side face of the fluid passage, and a pressure detecting section coupled with the pipe inner pressure receiving opening section through the diaphragm and detecting physical variation of the diaphragm, characterized in that the diaphragm is provided loosely at the opening, and the pressure detecting section comprises at least a pressure detector, a load transmitting means having one end connected with the diaphragm and the other end touching the pressure detector, and means for loading the pressure detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: JMS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kaneko, Noriaki Nakagawa, Tadashi Okiyama