Patents by Inventor Norihito Kimura

Norihito Kimura 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: 20210336487
    Abstract: A power receiving device installable to a vehicle and included in a contactless power supply system for supplying power in a contactless manner between the power receiving device and a power transmission device installable on a road includes: polyphase receiver coils having at least three phases; an iron core that provides magnetic flux coupling between the receiver coils for the respective phases; and receiver capacitors connected on a one-to-one basis to the receiver coils for the respective phases. The receiver coils for the respective phases are arranged to have inter-coil distances between the receiver coils, with at least one of the inter-coil distances different from the other inter-coil distances. The receiver capacitors have capacitances set based on the inter-coil distances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito KIMURA, Eisuke TAKAHASHI, Masaki KANESAKI, Nobuhisa YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10836885
    Abstract: An anti-vibration rubber composition includes the following components (A) to (C) and a sliding agent, wherein the sliding agent includes the following component (D), and wherein a content of the component (C) with respect to 100 parts by weight of the component (A) falls within a range of from 0.1 parts by weight to 10 parts by weight: (A) a diene rubber; (B) carbon black; (C) a white filler; and (D) an organopolysiloxane-modified polypropylene. The anti-vibration rubber composition can eliminate a reduction in sliding property due to a temperature environment or continuous use, and can effectively suppress an increase in frictional resistance against a mating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Naiki, Norihito Kimura
  • Patent number: 10752756
    Abstract: Provided is an anti-vibration rubber composition, including the following components (A) to (D), in which a ratio of the component (B) to a total content of the components (A) and (B) is from 5 wt. % to 20 wt. %: (A) A natural rubber, or a blended rubber of the natural rubber and a butadiene rubber; (B) A hydrogenated styrene-butadiene block copolymer; (C) A sulfur-based vulcanizing agent; (D) Zinc monomethacrylate. Thus, there can be provided an anti-vibration rubber composition and an anti-vibration rubber each of which is excellent in heat resistance, and has both a high damping property and a low dynamic-to-static modulus ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiji Kasai, Keiichi Muratani, Norihito Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190284373
    Abstract: An anti-vibration rubber composition includes the following components (A) to (C) and a sliding agent, wherein the sliding agent includes the following component (D), and wherein a content of the component (C) with respect to 100 parts by weight of the component (A) falls within a range of from 0.1 parts by weight to 10 parts by weight: (A) a diene rubber; (B) carbon black; (C) a white filler; and (D) an organopolysiloxane-modified polypropylene. The anti-vibration rubber composition can eliminate a reduction in sliding property due to a temperature environment or continuous use, and can effectively suppress an increase in frictional resistance against a mating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Naiki, Norihito Kimura
  • Patent number: 10170938
    Abstract: An electric power receiving device has an electric power receiving unit that contactlessly receives electric power from an electric power transmission device, and the power receiving unit includes a first node, a second node, and a capacitor, a coil, a capacitor, a coil, and a capacitor, which are sequentially connected in series, between the first node and the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yuasa, Ryohei Nishizaki, Norihito Kimura
  • Publication number: 20180312668
    Abstract: Provided is an anti-vibration rubber composition, including the following components (A) to (D), in which a ratio of the component (B) to a total content of the components (A) and (B) is from 5 wt. % to 20 wt. %: (A) A natural rubber, or a blended rubber of the natural rubber and a butadiene rubber; (B) A hydrogenated styrene-butadiene block copolymer; (C) A sulfur-based vulcanizing agent; (D) Zinc monomethacrylate. Thus, there can be provided an anti-vibration rubber composition and an anti-vibration rubber each of which is excellent in heat resistance, and has both a high damping property and a low dynamic-to-static modulus ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Seiji Kasai, Keiichi Muratani, Norihito Kimura
  • Patent number: 9577535
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a switch circuit which drives switching elements based on a control signal, a feedback section which performs feedback control, a signal output section which outputs the control signal based on a controlled variable of the feedback control, an output value detecting section which detects an output value outputted from the switch circuit, and an operation determining unit which has an operation stop determination section which determines whether to stop operation of the switching elements based on a rate of change of the output value, and an operation start determination section which determines whether to start operation of the switching elements based on the controlled variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Norihito Kimura, Kimikazu Nakamura, Yuji Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20160294222
    Abstract: An electric power receiving device has an electric power receiving unit that contactlessly receives electric power from an electric power transmission device, and the power receiving unit includes a first node, a second node, and a capacitor, a coil, a capacitor, a coil, and a capacitor, which are sequentially connected in series, between the first node and the second node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki YUASA, Ryohei NISHIZAKI, Norihito KIMURA
  • Patent number: 9343986
    Abstract: In a power converter, a driver drives a switching element using a manipulated variable therefor to convert input power into output power. A first measuring unit measures a value of a first electric parameter depending on the input power. A first determiner determines, from the measured value of the first electric parameter, a first feedback controlled variable. A second measuring unit measures a value of a second electric parameter indicative of the output power, and a calculator calculates, based on the measured value of the second electric parameter and a command value for the second electric parameter, a second feedback controlled variable. A selector selects, based on the measured value of the first electric parameter, one of the first feedback controlled variable and the second feedback controlled variable. A second determiner determines the manipulated variable using the selected one of the first and second feedback controlled variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Norihito Kimura, Hideki Itou, Yuji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9343973
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a switch circuit which activates switching elements on the basis of a control signal, a feedback means which performs feedback control, a signal output means which outputs the control signal on the basis of a control variable of the feedback control, and a mode switching means which controls switching operation of the switch circuit by switching an operation mode between a normal mode and an intermittent mode in which the number of operations is less than that in the normal mode. The mode switching means changes timing of switching from the normal mode to the intermittent mode, on the basis of either or both of a first detection value which is an input value inputted to the switch circuit and a second detection value which is an output value outputted from the switch circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Norihito Kimura, Kimikazu Nakamura, Yuji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9294001
    Abstract: In a power converter, a feedback controller feedback controls a manipulated variable based on a first electrical parameter depending on input power and a feedback controlled variable determined for output power. A dead-time determiner determines a value of the dead time as a function of a boundary condition variable depending on at least one of the input power and the output power. The boundary condition represents a reference for determining whether the power converter is operating in a continuous conduction mode or a discontinuous conduction mode. The continuous conduction mode is designed for a current to be continuously flowing through an inductor included in the power converter or a load as an inductor current. The discontinuous conduction mode is designed for the inductor current to be discontinuously flowing through the inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Norihito Kimura, Kimikazu Nakamura, Yuji Hayashi, Kenji Tomita
  • Patent number: 9228627
    Abstract: A vibration-damping rubber composition is provided, which is used as a material for a rubber member of a liquid-filled vibration-damping rubber device in which a glycol liquid is sealingly contained. The rubber composition comprises: (A) a chloroprene rubber as a major component; and (B) an aromatic hydrocarbon plasticizer. The rubber composition makes it possible to suppress increase in the hardness of the rubber member (chamber wall) after thermal aging and reduction in durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Naiki, Toyohisa Toyama, Norihito Kimura
  • Patent number: 9160238
    Abstract: In a power converter, a deviation calculator calculates, in each cycle, a deviation between a value of an input electrical parameter of a switch circuit and a target value selected by a selector in a previous cycle. The input electrical parameter depends on the input power to the switch circuit. A second calculator calculates, in each cycle, a value of a second feedback controlled variable such that the value of the second feedback variable approaches the value of the input electrical parameter. A controller controls, in each cycle, the selector to select one of the value of the first feedback controlled variable and the value of the second feedback controlled variable as the target value for the next cycle according to the deviation calculated by the deviation calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Itou, Norihito Kimura, Yuji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8955831
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid-filled vibration damping rubber device, including enclosed spaces (primary fluid chamber and auxiliary fluid chamber) formed by chamber walls (vibration damping rubber body and rubber membrane) which deform in accordance with vibration input, the enclosed spaces being filled with a fluid, in which: the chamber walls each include a diene-based rubber; and the fluid includes a glycol-based solution containing a benzotriazole-based compound having an amine group. The fluid-filled vibration damping rubber device is capable of eliminating the degradation of the chamber walls (rubber bodies) and the deterioration of its durability due to the dissolution of components in the rubber bodies into the filling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Naiki, Norihito Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140226369
    Abstract: In a power converter, a feedback controller feedback controls a manipulated variable based on a first electrical parameter depending on input power and a feedback controlled variable determined for output power. A dead-time determiner determines a value of the dead time as a function of a boundary condition variable depending on at least one of the input power and the output power. The boundary condition represents a reference for determining whether the power converter is operating in a continuous conduction mode or a discontinuous conduction mode. The continuous conduction mode is designed for a current to be continuously flowing through an inductor included in the power converter or a load as an inductor current. The discontinuous conduction mode is designed for the inductor current to be discontinuously flowing through the inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: NIPPON SOKEN, INC., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito KIMURA, KIMIKAZU NAKAMURA, YUJI HAYASHI, KENJI TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20140226368
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a switch circuit which drives switching elements based on a control signal, a feedback section which performs feedback control, a signal output section which outputs the control signal based on a controlled variable of the feedback control, an output value detecting section which detects an output value outputted from the switch circuit, and an operation determining unit which has an operation stop determination section which determines whether to stop operation of the switching elements based on a rate of change of the output value, and an operation start determination section which determines whether to start operation of the switching elements based on the controlled variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: NIPPON SOKEN, INC., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito KIMURA, Kimikazu NAKAMURA, Yuji HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140204617
    Abstract: In a power converter, a deviation calculator calculates, in each cycle, a deviation between a value of an input electrical parameter of a switch circuit and a target value selected by a selector in a previous cycle. The input electrical parameter depends on the input power to the switch circuit. A second calculator calculates, in each cycle, a value of a second feedback controlled variable such that the value of the second feedback variable approaches the value of the input electrical parameter. A controller controls, in each cycle, the selector to select one of the value of the first feedback controlled variable and the value of the second feedback controlled variable as the target value for the next cycle according to the deviation calculated by the deviation calculator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki ITOU, Norihito KIMURA, Yuji HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140198537
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a switch circuit which activates switching elements on the basis of a control signal, a feedback means which performs feedback control, a signal output means which outputs the control signal on the basis of a control variable of the feedback control, and a mode switching means which controls switching operation of the switch circuit by switching an operation mode between a normal mode and an intermittent mode in which the number of operations is less than that in the normal mode. The mode switching means changes timing of switching from the normal mode to the intermittent mode, on the basis of either or both of a first detection value which is an input value inputted to the switch circuit and a second detection value which is an output value outputted from the switch circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicants: NIPPON SOKEN, INC., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito KIMURA, Kimikazu NAKAMURA, Yuji HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140198538
    Abstract: In a power converter, a driver drives a switching element using a manipulated variable therefor to convert input power into output power. A first measuring unit measures a value of a first electric parameter depending on the input power. A first determiner determines, from the measured value of the first electric parameter, a first feedback controlled variable. A second measuring unit measures a value of a second electric parameter indicative of the output power, and a calculator calculates, based on the measured value of the second electric parameter and a command value for the second electric parameter, a second feedback controlled variable. A selector selects, based on the measured value of the first electric parameter, one of the first feedback controlled variable and the second feedback controlled variable. A second determiner determines the manipulated variable using the selected one of the first and second feedback controlled variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicants: NIPPON SOKEN, INC., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito KIMURA, Hideki Itou, Yuji Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20140191453
    Abstract: A vibration-damping rubber composition is provided, which is used as a material for a rubber member of a liquid-filled vibration-damping rubber device in which a glycol liquid is sealingly contained. The rubber composition comprises: (A) a chloroprene rubber as a major component; and (B) an aromatic hydrocarbon plasticizer. The rubber composition makes it possible to suppress increase in the hardness of the rubber member (chamber wall) after thermal aging and reduction in durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Naiki, Toyohisa Toyama, Norihito Kimura