Patents by Inventor Osamu Kawanobe

Osamu Kawanobe 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: 20190259984
    Abstract: A battery pack houses first and second cell units that are composed of a plurality of cells, and has a positive electrode power source terminal and a negative electrode power source terminal. This battery pack is provided with a series connector capable of connecting, in series, the first and second cell units and a parallel connector capable of connecting, in parallel, the first and second cell units, and is capable of switching between a parallel connection voltage and a series connection voltage. In the case of attachment to the high voltage electrical device body, the series connector becomes conductive and the parallel connector pair is cut off by the action of the series/parallel switching terminal. In the case of attachment to a low voltage electrical device body, the state is returned to an initial state, the series connector is cut off, and the parallel connector pair becomes conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Osamu Kawanobe, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Shinji Watanabe, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Takuhiro Murakami, SHOTA KANNO, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Hayato Yamaguchi, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke FUNABIKI, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190259985
    Abstract: In an upper cell unit (2146) and a lower cell unit (2147) comprising five battery cells, positive electrode terminals (2162, 2172) are set apart and aligned vertically, and negative electrode terminals (2167, 2177) are set apart and aligned vertically. When an electrical device body is rated at 36V, device-side terminals are in contact only at the upper terminals (2162, 2167), and short circuiting of the lower terminals (2172, 2177) is effected using a short bar 2059. When the electrical device body is rated at 18V, the upper and lower terminals (2162 and 2172, 2167 and 2177) are simultaneously made to contact the device-side terminals, and the upper cell unit (2146) and the lower cell unit (2147) assume a parallel connected state. Thus, it is possible to automatically switch the output voltage when a battery pack is mounted according to the difference in terminal shape on the electrical device body side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HANAWA, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, SHOTA KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Takuya Teranishi, Naoto Wakatabe, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei Sato, Hikaru Tamura, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Osamu Kawanobe, Hayato Yamaguchi, Akira Matsushita, Masaru Hirano, Takuhiro Murakami, Masayuki Ogura, Yusuke Funabiki, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20190260209
    Abstract: In order that the output voltage of a battery pack can be switched and the battery pack can be shared among different voltage electric appliances, this battery pack has a switching mechanism that switches outputting a low voltage by parallel connection of two cell units or outputting a high voltage by series connection of the two cell units, said two cell units each being composed of a plurality of cells connected in series, wherein the switching mechanism is configured from a change-over switch having an operation lever (452). The change-over switch is embedded in a battery pack (400), and an operator is able to manually switch outputting 18 V by setting the operation lever (452) at a first position or outputting 36 V by setting the operation lever (452) at a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Masayuki OGURA, Masaru HIRANO, Takuhiro MURAKAMI, Nobuhiro TAKANO, Osamu KAWANOBE, Akira MATSUSHITA, Hayato YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 7288907
    Abstract: A half-open position holding apparatus for a vehicle opening and closing member includes an opening and closing member supported in a vehicle body to be openable and closable and has an opening and closing member driving unit that has a motor and a electromagnetic clutch that can put a power transmission path connecting the motor and the opening and closing member in a connected state and in a disconnected state, for driving the opening and closing member in opening and closing directions thereof, and an in-vehicle battery serving as a power source for the electromagnetic clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co.
    Inventors: Haruo Kamiya, Osamu Kawanobe
  • Publication number: 20060232100
    Abstract: A half-open position holding apparatus for a vehicle opening and closing member includes an opening and closing member supported in a vehicle body to be openable and closable and has an opening and closing member driving unit that has a motor and a electromagnetic clutch that can put a power transmission path connecting the motor and the opening and closing member in a connected state and in a disconnected state, for driving the opening and closing member in opening and closing directions thereof, and an in-vehicle battery serving as a power source for the electromagnetic clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Haruo Kamiya, Osamu Kawanobe
  • Patent number: 7073291
    Abstract: A device for automatically controlling a slide door for a vehicle, wherein the slide door is adapted to open and close along a guide track installed in a vehicle body, the device having a door drive device, a motor load detection device, a door position detection device adapted to detect a position of the slide door guided by the guide track within a range from a position where the slide door is fully opened to a position where the slide door is fully closed, a door speed detection device, a memory device adapted to store the motor load at each position of the slide door of the vehicle standing at a horizontal level, and a motor control device adapted to automatically control power supplied to the motor for moving the slide door based on a difference between a detected motor load and a stored motor load at a corresponding position
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawanobe, Kouichi Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 7071644
    Abstract: An automotive power pivot door is powered by an electric motor through an electromagnetic clutch. A control device of the door has a control unit configured to carry out a routine which comprises de-energizing an electric motor and disengaging the clutch when the door is lifted up to a full-open position; detecting a moved distance by which the door moves down from the full-open position within a first predetermined time (t1) from the time on which the clutch is disengaged; engaging the clutch when the detected moved distance is equal to or greater than a first predetermined distance (L1); disengaging the clutch again when a second predetermined time (t2) passes from the time on which the clutch is engaged; repeating the process for engaging and disengaging the clutch while following the routine; and judging that the holder fails to operate when the frequency of the engaged condition of the clutch indicates a predetermined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Kawanobe
  • Patent number: 6841955
    Abstract: A moving body drive control device characterized by mutually balancing a magnitude of driving force TK and a magnitude of braking force TB, both of the forces being generated by a motor, to approximate a moving speed of a moving body 100 to a target speed highly precisely without being affected by a disturbance and the like in a state where the drive control device always applies at least any force of the driving force TK and the braking force TB to the moving body 100 to always apply a driving load thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhenjia Zhou, Osamu Kawanobe
  • Publication number: 20040212334
    Abstract: An automotive power pivot door is powered by an electric motor through an electromagnetic clutch. A control device of the door has a control unit configured to carry out a routine which comprises de-energizing an electric motor and disengaging the clutch when the door is lifted up to a full-open position; detecting a moved distance by which the door moves down from the full-open position within a first predetermined time (t1) from the time on which the clutch is disengaged; engaging the clutch when the detected moved distance is equal to or greater than a first predetermined distance (L1); disengaging the clutch again when a second predetermined time (t2) passes from the time on which the clutch is engaged; repeating the process for engaging and disengaging the clutch while following the routine; and judging that the holder fails to operate when the frequency of the engaged condition of the clutch indicates a predetermined frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: OHI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Kawanobe
  • Publication number: 20040189046
    Abstract: A device for automatically controlling a slide door for a vehicle, wherein the slide door is adapted to open and close along a guide track installed in a vehicle body, the device having a door drive device, a motor load detection device, a door position detection device adapted to detect a position of the slide door guided by the guide track within a range from a position where the slide door is fully opened to a position where the slide door is fully closed, a door speed detection device, a memory device adapted to store the motor load at each position of the slide door of the vehicle standing at a horizontal level, and a motor control device adapted to automatically control power supplied to the motor for moving the slide door based on a difference between a detected motor load and a stored motor load at a corresponding position
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: OHI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawanobe, Kouichi Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 6729071
    Abstract: A device for automatically controlling a slide door for a vehicle, wherein the slide door is adapted to open and close along a guide track installed in a vehicle body, the device having a door drive device having a motor, a motor load detection device, a door position detection device adapted to detect a position of the slide door guided by the guide track within a range from a position where the slide door is fully opened to a position where the slide door is fully closed, a door speed detection device, a memory device adapted to store the motor load at each position of the slide door when the vehicle is standing at a horizontal level, and a motor control device adapted to automatically control power supplied to the motor for moving the slide door based on a difference between a detected motor load and a stored motor load at a corresponding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawanobe, Kouichi Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 6588835
    Abstract: A controller of a sunroof for a vehicle structured such as to adjust a predetermined over flap amount S to be fixed in correspondence to a power supply voltage of a drive unit or an operating speed of a lid 3 in the case of temporarily descending at the over flap amount S from a fully-closed position, thereafter ascending and stopping at the fully-closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignees: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd, Asmo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Horiuchi, Osamu Kawanobe, Kimikatsu Okada
  • Publication number: 20030025469
    Abstract: A moving body drive control device characterized by mutually balancing a magnitude of driving force TK and a magnitude of braking force TB, both of the forces being generated by a motor, to approximate a moving speed of a moving body 100 to a target speed highly precisely without being affected by a disturbance and the like in a state where the drive control device always applies at least any force of the driving force TK and the braking force TB to the moving body 100 to always apply a driving load thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Zhenjia Zhou, Osamu Kawanobe
  • Publication number: 20020070587
    Abstract: A controller of a sunroof for a vehicle structured such as to adjust a predetermined over flap amount S to be fixed in correspondence to a power supply voltage of a drive unit or an operating speed of a lid 3 in the case of temporarily descending at the over flap amount S from a fully-closed position, thereafter ascending and stopping at the fully-closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Horiuchi, Osamu Kawanobe, Kimikatsu Okada
  • Patent number: 6178699
    Abstract: An open/close control system for a vehicle slide door includes in one embodiment, a drive source, e.g., a motor, a slide door opening/closing mechanism, a clutch for transmitting a drive force of the drive source to the opening/closing mechanism interruptively, movement signal generator for generating a signal dependent on the moving direction of the slide door, and slide door controller for controlling the drive force to be transmitted to the opening/closing mechanism by controlling the drive source and the clutch. The slide door controller stops the operation of the drive source and thereby stops the slide door, declutches the clutch to allow the slide door to be movable, detects a movement of the slide door caused by its weight by use of an output signal of the movement signal generator, and determines an inclination of the vehicle on the basis of the detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawanobe, Ryoji Shimura
  • Patent number: 6164015
    Abstract: A device for automatically controlling the operation of a sliding door for a vehicle, the sliding door being mounted on a side of the vehicle body so as to automatically be operated by a driving source such as a motor and freedom and safety incompatible with each other being able to be controlled, the device comprising a door driving portion having a motor rotatable in forward and reverse directions, motor load detector for detecting the load of the motor, door position detector for detecting a door position within a range from a fully opened position to a fully closed position, door speed detection for detecting the travelling speed of the door, a storage device storing the load of the motor when the vehicle body is in a normal posture as a specific load of the motor associated with the position of the door by correlating the motor detector with the door position detector and motor controller for controlling electric power supplied to the motor while detecting a motor speed, by a deviation between a motor lo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawanobe, Kouichi Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 6134837
    Abstract: A door-holding control system for a vehicle slide door includes a slide door moved for its opening and closing on and along a guide track of a vehicle body by a slide door Moving mechanism, a clutch mechanism for interruptively transmitting a mechanical power from a drive source to the slide door moving mechanism, movement detecting element for detecting a movement of the slide door, and a clutch control for controlling a power transmission maintenance force of the clutch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawanobe, Ryoji Shimura
  • Patent number: 6134836
    Abstract: A device for automatically controlling the open-close of a vehicular sliding door enabling to smoothly change the slide door open-close control system from a manual to an automatic with decreasing any shock generated in changing the mode. Having a drive source (54), such as motor and the like, a slide door (3) able to open and close by the manual or the slide door open-close mechanism, a clutch (56) for conveying intermittently drive force of the drive source to the slide door open-close mechanism, a door speed detector (78), and a slide door controller (7) for controlling the drive source and the clutch in order to adjust the drive force transferred to the slide door open-close mechanism. When the slide door is detected that it is moving at a speed higher than a manual recognition speed, the drive source and the slide door open-close mechanism are connected at a half-clutched condition and then they are connected at a full-clutched condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawanobe, Ryoji Shimura
  • Patent number: 6087794
    Abstract: An automatic open-and-close system for a vehicle slide door includes a slide door being moved for its opening/closing along a guide track provided on a vehicle body by a slide door moving mechanism, a clutch device for intermittently transmitting a power from a drive source to a slide door moving mechanism, a controller for intermittently controlling the clutch device, and a select circuit for forcibly operating the clutch device when a vehicle engine stops by applying a power source voltage to the clutch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Kawanobe
  • Patent number: 6046510
    Abstract: A control system is provided for controlling electric devices installed in a slide door which moves relative to a door opening formed in a vehicle body. The control system comprises a first electric device for detecting a door-closed condition wherein the slide door is at its fully closed position relative to the door opening and a second electric device for positively suppressing operation of the electric devices until the time when the first electric device detects the door-closed condition. For achieving communication between the first and second electric devices, an electromagnetic induction phenomenon is practically used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Ohi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawanobe, Tomoaki Monzen