Patents by Inventor Norihiro Kondo

Norihiro Kondo 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: 11648499
    Abstract: A dust filter is configured to filter air drawn into a vehicle canister. The dust filter includes a filtration member and a case. The case has an inner chamber for accommodating the filtration member. The case has a drainage port for draining liquid that has infiltrated the inner chamber. The drainage port is at least one opening formed at the bottom of the inner chamber. The case includes a cover that covers the drainage port. The cover has an outlet that opens to the outside. The outlet is lower than the drainage port. At least one baffle plate is disposed inside the cover. The baffle plate has a slope on the side of the baffle plate facing the drainage port, thereby forming a ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Takumi Tsuchiya, Norihiro Kondo, Tsuneyuki Kurata
  • Patent number: 11541341
    Abstract: A dust filter includes a filter medium configured to filter foreign substances, such as dust, from atmospheric air. The dust filter also includes a case within which the filter medium is disposed. A first chamber in the case on one side of the filter medium defines a clean side, and a second chamber in the case on the other side of the filter medium defines a dirty side. The case includes a first port that provides fluid communication between the first chamber and the air passage, and a second port that provides fluid communication between the second chamber and the surrounding atmosphere. The second port is configured to allow water accumulated in the case to drain to the outside of the case by gravity while the case is mounted on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi Tsuchiya, Norihiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 11478738
    Abstract: An air filter device includes an air filter and a filter case having a filter housing for housing the air filter. The filter case has a pipe part enclosing an outer circumference of a second end of a filler pipe. The second end of the filler pipe defines a fuel filler opening and is opposite to a first end of the filler pipe connected to a fuel tank of a vehicle. A distance between the pipe part and the fuel filler opening is less than a distance between the filter housing and the fuel filler opening. The pipe part is configured to be inserted into a fixed member fixed to a vehicle body. The pipe part has a flange that extends radially outward from the pipe part and is spaced apart from the filter housing in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20220001318
    Abstract: A dust filter is configured to filter air drawn into a vehicle canister. The dust filter includes a filtration member and a case. The case has an inner chamber for accommodating the filtration member. The case has a drainage port for draining liquid that has infiltrated the inner chamber. The drainage port is at least one opening formed at the bottom of the inner chamber. The case includes a cover that covers the drainage port. The cover has an outlet that opens to the outside. The outlet is lower than the drainage port. At least one baffle plate is disposed inside the cover. The baffle plate has a slope on the side of the baffle plate facing the drainage port, thereby forming a ramp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi TSUCHIYA, Norihiro KONDO, Tsuneyuki KURATA
  • Publication number: 20220001319
    Abstract: A dust filter is configured to filter air drawn into a vehicle canister. The dust filter includes a first portion including a first engaging portion and a second portion including a second engaging portion. The second portion is attached to the first portion by engagement of the second engaging portion with the first engaging portion. The first portion includes a filtration member and a case. The case includes an inner chamber within which the filtration member is disposed. The case includes a drainage port configured to drain liquid that has infiltrated the inner chamber. The second portion is attached to the first portion to form a cover that covers the drainage port together with the first portion. The cover has an outlet that opens to the outside at a position lower than the drainage port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi TSUCHIYA, Norihiro KONDO, Tsuneyuki KURATA
  • Publication number: 20210300177
    Abstract: A vehicle canister mounting structure for a vehicle, the vehicle including a frame and an upper structure, such as a cabin, mounted on the frame, includes a primary bracket and a secondary bracket. The primary bracket is fastened to the frame by a primary fastener. The secondary bracket is fastened to the primary bracket by a secondary fastener and is attached to a canister. One of the primary fastener and the secondary fastener is configured to allow fastening to be performed from above the frame. The other of the primary and secondary fasteners is configured to allow fastening to be performed from below the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi YAGI, Norihiro KONDO, Yoshihiro YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20210291099
    Abstract: A dust filter includes a filter medium configured to filter foreign substances, such as dust, from atmospheric air. The dust filter also includes a case within which the filter medium is disposed. A first chamber in the case on one side of the filter medium defines a clean side, and a second chamber in the case on the other side of the filter medium defines a dirty side. The case includes a first port that provides fluid communication between the first chamber and the air passage, and a second port that provides fluid communication between the second chamber and the surrounding atmosphere. The second port is configured to allow water accumulated in the case to drain to the outside of the case by gravity while the case is mounted on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi TSUCHIYA, Norihiro KONDO
  • Publication number: 20210062769
    Abstract: A device for mounting a canister includes an externally threaded element, a rod element, a canister, and an internally threaded element screwed. The externally threaded element is located on a vehicle body member. The rod element is also located on the vehicle body member and extends parallel to the externally threaded element. The canister includes a casing. The casing includes a mounting portion and a retaining portion. The mounting portion defines an insertion hole configured to allow the externally threaded element to be inserted thereinto. The retaining portion includes a retention area. The retaining portion is configured to hold onto the rod element when the rod element has been inserted through the retention area. The internally threaded element is screwed on the externally threaded element after the externally threaded element has been inserted through the insertion hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro YASUDA, Norihiro KONDO
  • Publication number: 20200406180
    Abstract: An air filter device includes an air filter and a filter case having a filter housing for housing the air filter. The filter case has a pipe part enclosing an outer circumference of a second end of a filler pipe. The second end of the filler pipe defines a fuel filler opening and is opposite to a first end of the filler pipe connected to a fuel tank of a vehicle. A distance between the pipe part and the fuel filler opening is less than a distance between the filter housing and the fuel filler opening. The pipe part is configured to be inserted into a fixed member fixed to a vehicle body. The pipe part has a flange that extends radially outward from the pipe part and is spaced apart from the filter housing in an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiro KONDO
  • Publication number: 20080198159
    Abstract: The surveillance visualization system extracts information from plural cameras to generate a graphical representation of a scene, with stationary entities such as buildings and trees represented by graphical model and with moving entities such as cars and people represented by separate dynamic objects that can be coded to selectively reveal or block the identity of the entity for privacy protection. A power lens tool allows users to specify and retrieve results of data mining operations applied to a metadata store linked with objects in the scene. A distributed model is presented where a grid or matrix is used to define data mining conditions and to present the results in a variety of different formats. The system supports use by multiple persons who can share metadata and data mining queries with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lipin LIU, Kuo Chu Lee, Juan Yu, Hasan Timucin Ozdemir, Norihiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20060182126
    Abstract: Mobile nodes communicate with each other to transfer packets between a source and a destination using a multi-hop network strategy for communicating packets in the forward direction and using a mobile infostation network strategy, alone or in combination with a multi-hop network strategy, for communicating packets in the reverse direction, thereby exploiting a controlled flooding communication scheme that balances the tradeoffs between capacity improvement and random packet delay. The system may be used in a variety of applications, including an intelligent highway information system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wing Yuen, King Huang, Norihiro Kondo, Makoto Miwa