Patents by Inventor Osamu Kanai

Osamu Kanai 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: 10420267
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting apparatus includes: a mounting head including a holder for extracting an electronic component and mounting the electronic component onto a substrate, the mounting head being movable in a horizontal direction; an imaging camera disposed on the mounting head for imaging a component extraction position, when the holder is at the component extraction position; a recognition unit for recognizing, based on an image captured by the imaging camera, a positional deviation between the component extraction position and a position of a housing portion where a component is stored in a component feeding unit or a position of the component in the housing portion; and a controller for correcting the component extraction position to a position shifted by a positional deviation recognized by the recognition unit before the component feeding unit extracts a subsequent component, and causing the mounting head to move to the corrected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Kanai, Kunimune Komaike, Hideyuki Kamasuka
  • Patent number: 10053003
    Abstract: When an automatic transmission shift start condition is satisfied, an electronic control unit calculates a meter target rotational speed of an engine by adding a correction amount corresponding to the state of a torque converter to a turbine rotational speed corresponding to a post-shift gear stage, and makes a meter display rotational speed follow after the meter target rotational speed, fixes the correction amount to a value obtained at the time of shift start determination, when immobilization conditions including that the shift start condition for a downshift is satisfied and that the engine is driven are satisfied. When actual rotational speed display conditions are satisfied, it can be predicted that differences between an engine rotational speed and a turbine rotational speed before and after shifting are large, and so the electronic control unit sets a current engine rotational speed as the meter target rotational speed or ends the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Teratani, Osamu Kanai, Yuki Murakami
  • Publication number: 20170341570
    Abstract: When an automatic transmission shift start condition is satisfied, an electronic control unit calculates a meter target rotational speed of an engine by adding a correction amount corresponding to the state of a torque converter to a turbine rotational speed corresponding to a post-shift gear stage, and makes a meter display rotational speed follow after the meter target rotational speed, fixes the correction amount to a value obtained at the time of shift start determination, when immobilization conditions including that the shift start condition for a downshift is satisfied and that the engine is driven are satisfied. When actual rotational speed display conditions are satisfied, it can be predicted that differences between an engine rotational speed and a turbine rotational speed before and after shifting are large, and so the electronic control unit sets a current engine rotational speed as the meter target rotational speed or ends the control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki TERATANI, Osamu KANAI, Yuki MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 9708988
    Abstract: A control device of an engine including an exhaust gas turbocharger having an exhaust driven turbine with a turbine wheel and a compressor wheel includes an electronic control unit configured to set a target output torque based on a required value of an output torque for the engine, regulate the output torque of the engine to the target output torque, and limit an increase of an actual output torque of the engine from a timing at which a rate of increase of the actual output torque exceeds a predetermined value, when the target output torque is larger by at least a predetermined amount than the actual output torque and the rate of increase of the actual output torque is equal to or smaller than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Shimizu, Osamu Kanai
  • Publication number: 20170049013
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting apparatus includes: a mounting head including a holder for extracting an electronic component and mounting the electronic component onto a substrate, the mounting head being movable in a horizontal direction; an imaging camera disposed on the mounting head for imaging a component extraction position, when the holder is at the component extraction position; a recognition unit for recognizing, based on an image captured by the imaging camera, a positional deviation between the component extraction position and a position of a housing portion where a component is stored in a component feeding unit or a position of the component in the housing portion; and a controller for correcting the component extraction position to a position shifted by a positional deviation recognized by the recognition unit before the component feeding unit extracts a subsequent component, and causing the mounting head to move to the corrected position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu KANAI, Kunimune KOMAIKE, Hideyuki KAMASUKA
  • Publication number: 20160084178
    Abstract: A control device of an engine including an exhaust gas turbocharger having an exhaust driven turbine with a turbine wheel and a compressor wheel includes an electronic control unit configured to set a target output torque based on a required value of an output torque for the engine, regulate the output torque of the engine to the target output torque, and limit an increase of an actual output torque of the engine from a timing at which a rate of increase of the actual output torque exceeds a predetermined value, when the target output torque is larger by at least a predetermined amount than the actual output torque and the rate of increase of the actual output torque is equal to or smaller than the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato SHIMIZU, Osamu KANAI
  • Patent number: 9221350
    Abstract: When a charge connector has been removed from a vehicle-side connector while parking lock is set, an ECU determines whether or not there is return history that a momentary shift lever has moved to a home position after removal of the charge connector from the vehicle-side connector. When there is return history and when a brake-on state is set, the shift lever has been operated from the home position to any position of N, D and R, and the resultant position is continuously maintained for a prescribed period of time, the ECU unlocks the parking lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Kanai, Takahiko Tsutsumi, Ichiro Kitaori
  • Patent number: 8814752
    Abstract: It is provided a shift control device for a vehicle having a parking lock device driven by an actuator to selectively switch switching positions between a lock position and an unlock position, wherein when a run-enable operation is made by a driver and a non-running state is switched to a running state, shift position recognizing control is executed for recognizing an initial switching position appearing at the beginning when the running state is established, by driving the actuator in response to switching position information indicative of the switching position on a stage before the running state is established, wherein: the non-running state is configured to be switched to the running state prior to the execution of the run-enable operation; and updating of the switching position information, stored in the switching position information storage device, is permitted to be executed subjected to the switching position recognizing control being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ichiro Kitaori, Takahiko Tsutsumi, Osamu Kanai, Koki Ueno, Keisuke Sekiya, Toshinari Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8734295
    Abstract: A vehicular shift control apparatus for a vehicle provided with a parking lock device selectively switched to a locking position in which rotation of wheels of the vehicle is prevented and a non-locking position in which the rotation of the wheels is not prevented, by an operation of an electrically operated actuator, the vehicular shift control apparatus being configured to perform a failure diagnosis to determine whether the actuator is operable or not, the vehicular shift control apparatus includes: the vehicular shift control apparatus permits the operation of the actuator if a supply voltage to the actuator is raised from a value lower than a predetermined threshold supply voltage value to a value not lower than the threshold supply voltage value after a determination that the actuator is inoperable is obtained in the failure diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Kanai, Takahiko Tsutsumi, Ichiro Kitaori, Toshinari Suzuki, Hiroatsu Endo, Koki Ueno, Keisuke Sekiya
  • Patent number: 8380400
    Abstract: An HV-ECU performs a program including the steps of: determining whether or not the HV-ECU is in an auto-P execution state; determining whether or not a predetermined time period Tb has elapsed since an auto-P was requested; and permitting determination of the shifting operation if the HV-ECU is in the auto-P execution state and if it is determined that the predetermined time period Tb has elapsed since the auto-P was requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Kanai, Takahiko Tsutsumi, Ichiro Kitaori
  • Publication number: 20120305360
    Abstract: It is provided a shift control device for a vehicle having a parking lock device driven by an actuator to selectively switch switching positions between a lock position and an unlock position, wherein when a run-enable operation is made by a driver and a non-running state is switched to a running state, shift position recognizing control is executed for recognizing an initial switching position appearing at the beginning when the running state is established, by driving the actuator in response to switching position information indicative of the switching position on a stage before the running state is established, wherein: the non-running state is configured to be switched to the running state prior to the execution of the run-enable operation; and updating of the switching position information, stored in the switching position information storage device, is permitted to be executed subjected to the switching position recognizing control being executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Ichiro KITAORI, Takahiko TSUTSUMI, Osamu KANAI, Koki UENO, Keisuke SEKIYA, Toshinari SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20120309590
    Abstract: A vehicular shift control apparatus for a vehicle provided with a parking lock device selectively switched to a locking position in which rotation of wheels of the vehicle is prevented and a non-locking position in which the rotation of the wheels is not prevented, by an operation of an electrically operated actuator, the vehicular shift control apparatus being configured to perform a failure diagnosis to determine whether the actuator is operable or not, the vehicular shift control apparatus includes: the vehicular shift control apparatus permits the operation of the actuator if a supply voltage to the actuator is raised from a value lower than a predetermined threshold supply voltage value to a value not lower than the threshold supply voltage value after a determination that the actuator is inoperable is obtained in the failure diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Osamu KANAI, Takahiko Tsutsumi, Ichiro Kitaori, Toshinari Suzuki, Hiroatsu Endo, Koki Ueno, Keisuke Sekiya
  • Publication number: 20120010785
    Abstract: An HV-ECU performs a program including the steps of: determining whether or not the HV-ECU is in an auto-P execution state; determining whether or not a predetermined time period Tb has elapsed since an auto-P was requested; and permitting determination of the shifting operation if the HV-ECU is in the auto-P execution state and if it is determined that the predetermined time period Tb has elapsed since the auto-P was requested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Osamu Kanai, Takahiko Tsutsumi, Ichiro Kitaori
  • Publication number: 20110130910
    Abstract: When a charge connector has been removed from a vehicle-side connector while parking lock is set, an ECU determines whether or not there is return history that a momentary shift lever has moved to a home position after removal of the charge connector from the vehicle-side connector. When there is return history and when a brake-on state is set, the shift lever has been operated from the home position to any position of N, D and R, and the resultant position is continuously maintained for a prescribed period of time, the ECU unlocks the parking lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Kanai, Takahiko Tsutsumi, Ichiro Kitaori
  • Patent number: 6270614
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a carrier tape having a row of pockets, including forming carrier tape sections by injection molding so that each of the carrier tape sections has at least one pocket for accommodating an article therein, and joining the carrier tape sections in the form of a tape. The first carrier tape section is first injection molded, and the second carrier tape section is then injection molded such that one side of the first carrier tape section is in contact with one side of the second carrier tape section. A further carrier tape section is then injection molded such that one side of the second carrier tape section is in contact with a side of the further carrier tape section, whereby the carrier tape sections are successively joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Takamisawa Component Ltd.
    Inventors: Fuminori Naito, Yukio Ando, Osamu Kanai, Kazuo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5992639
    Abstract: A carrier tape having a row of pockets for accommodating electronic components therein is made by injection molding such that a thickness of connecting walls between the pockets is less than a thickness of a bottom wall of each pocket, to allow rolling of the row, and reinforcement of the bottom to protect the electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Takamizawa Component Limited
    Inventors: Fuminori Naito, Yukio Ando, Osamu Kanai, Kazuo Kobayashi