Patents by Inventor Osamu Sugimoto

Osamu Sugimoto 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: 10960805
    Abstract: A locking block is fixed with respect to a seat cushion. A locking pin which can advance and retract relative to the locking block is provided on a main frame side. A V groove shape receptacle is formed on the locking block. When the locking pin is advanced into the receptacle portion, the locking pin is guided by a receiving inclined surface of the receptacle portion forming the V-shape groove, and advances to a bottom of the receptacle portion. With this process, the locking block moves in a rotational direction B, and when the locking pin engages the bottom, the seat cushion is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Kohshi Katoh, Akira Takinami, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20210086666
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted seat device includes an SB main frame, a backrest, an SB subframe, and one or more front-back position regulation mechanisms for regulating the position of the SB subframe in the front-back direction relative to the SB main frame. Each front-back position regulation mechanism includes a front restraining bracket secured relative to the SB main frame, a rear restraining bracket secured on the SB subframe, and a front-back wire strung between the front and rear restraining brackets. The rear restraining bracket is deformed such that its front end portion is displaced rearward relative to its end portion upon input of a load greater than a predetermined load. A maximum pulling load of the front-back wire is greater than a load that causes initial deformation of the rear restraining bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Kohshi Katoh, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20210086669
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted seat device includes an SB main frame, a back rest which the back of a seated person leans on, a relay disc fixed to the back rest, a first engagement member fixed with respect to the SB main frame at a position higher than the relay disc, an upper wire for suspending and holding the back rest from the first engagement member so as to be able to swing with respect to the SB main frame with the relay disc being the center, and a height adjustment mechanism constructed to be capable of pulling in part of the upper wire, so that an amount by which the upper wire is pulled in is changed to cause a change in disposed height of the back rest with respect to the SB main frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Kohshi Katoh, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20210061140
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted seat device includes an SB main frame, a backrest, a relay disk secured at the center in the width direction of the backrest, a plurality of radial wires for suspending the backrest such that the backrest can swing relative to the SB main frame with the relay disk as the center, an SB subframe capable of swinging together with the backrest, a headrest, a headrest stay extending downward from the headrest and mounted on the SB main frame so as to rotate around a rotation shaft; a pressure-receiving body secured on the headrest stay so as to be disposed behind and opposed to the relay disk; and a provisional connection mechanism for provisionally connecting the headrest stay to the SB main frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Kohshi Katoh, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20210030346
    Abstract: Provided are a blood sample guiding instrument and a blood test kit which enable blood ejected from a finger to be guided to a storing instrument. A blood sample guiding instrument used in a blood test kit includes a cylindrical body in which a first opening and a second opening communicating with the first opening are defined and which comes into contact with a finger; and a clamping portion that is attached to an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical body, clamps a finger, and presses the cylindrical body against the finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu NOGUCHI, Shinya SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10883462
    Abstract: A damper device is provided in a flow passage of a fluid. The damper device includes a plurality of diaphragm dampers that are stacked together. Each of the plurality of diaphragm dampers includes a first flexible portion, a second flexible portion, and a rim including a welded portion. A peripheral edge of the first flexible portion and a peripheral edge of the second flexible portion are welded together in the welded portion. Each of the plurality of diaphragm dampers is configured to seal a gas in an inner region between the first flexible portion and the second flexible portion. A coupler that couples the plurality of diaphragm dampers together includes holders that hold the rims of the plurality of diaphragm dampers. A gap is provided between the holder of the coupler and the welded portion of each of the plurality of diaphragm dampers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION, EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Yabuuchi, Shinichi Sugimoto, Osamu Hishinuma, Hiroatsu Yamada, Toshiaki Iwa, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Yusuke Sato
  • Patent number: 10800061
    Abstract: The versatility of a slotter device, a sheet slicing method and a carton former is improved by providing first slotter heads and first lower blades, first slotter knives and second slotter knives mounted on the circumferences of the first slotter heads, second slotter heads and second lower blades, third slotter knives and fourth slotter knives mounted on the circumferences of the second slotter heads, third slotter heads and third lower blades, and fifth slotter knives and sixth slotter knives mounted on the circumferences of the third slotter heads, to process cuts of differing lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yamamuro, Kazuya Sugimoto, Osamu Hatano
  • Patent number: 10770905
    Abstract: While a power storage installation operates as a virtual generator to maintain an power storage amount, a power generating installation calculates a first generated power change rate command value from a deviation between a frequency of a power distribution system and a frequency command value, calculates a second generated power change rate command value from received power measured by a received power measurer, calculates a second active power command value by integrating a generated power change rate command value to which the first generated power change rate command value and the second generated power change rate command value are added, and controls an output of the power generating installation based on the second active power command value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazushige Sugimoto, Kenichi Sakimoto, Tomoyuki Hirai, Shogo Hamano, Shimpei Kobayashi, Yuko Hirase, Kensho Abe, Osamu Noro, Shogo Katsura, Eiji Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20200269735
    Abstract: In the vehicle seat, rear suspension members are provided at two positions spaced away from each other in a lateral direction on an edge of a seat cushion near a seatback, and support the seat cushion while the seat cushion is suspended from a seat cushion support frame so that the seat cushion is movable in the lateral direction. A front suspension member is provided at one position or two positions spaced away from each other in the lateral direction on ahead of the rear suspension members, and supports the seat cushion while the seat cushion is suspended from the seat cushion support frame so that the seat cushion is movable in the lateral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya NAGAI, Kohshi KATOH, Takashi SUGIMOTO, Osamu ODA, Ryunosuke SEKI, Kenji IIDA, AKira TAKINAMI, Masatoshi HADA
  • Publication number: 20200207212
    Abstract: A braking control apparatus to be installed an electric vehicle includes an acceleration and deceleration operation member, a controller, and a recognizer. The acceleration and deceleration operation member receives an acceleration request in accordance with an operation amount in a first direction from a neutral position, and receive a deceleration request in accordance with an operation amount in a second direction from the neutral position. The controller controls an amount of power regenerated by a rotary electric machine driven by wheels in accordance with the operation amount in the second direction. The recognizer recognizes a preceding vehicle traveling ahead of the electric vehicle. Upon detection of the preceding vehicle at a relative distance from the electric vehicle that is equal to or less than a threshold, the controller performs braking suppression control to decrease the amount of power regenerated in accordance with the operation amount in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki YOSHIDA, Katsuya TOMIIE, Masashi BAN, Makoto SONOKI, Osamu SAITO, Yuki SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200161527
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion element includes a p-type semiconductor, an n-type semiconductor, and a depletion layer located at a pn junction interface of the p-type semiconductor and the n-type semiconductor. At least one of the p-type semiconductor and the n-type semiconductor is a degenerate semiconductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SUGIMOTO, Shinji Munetoh, Osamu Furukimi
  • Publication number: 20200139849
    Abstract: A seat cushion is swingable about an axis A with respect to a seat cushion support frame that is a part of a main frame. A cushion return spring that is a flat spring is disposed between the seat cushion and the seat cushion support frame so that an elastic force of the cushion return spring returns the seat cushion to a neutral position. A pair of clamp rollers that clamps the cushion return spring is disposed. The clamp rollers are movable along a longitudinal axis of the cushion return spring. Changing of a clamping position by moving the clamp rollers changes an effective length of the cushion return spring. In this way, a swingable range of the seat cushion and a force to return the seat cushion to the neutral position are changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Sugimoto, Kohshi Katoh, Osamu Oda, Tetsuya Nagai, Yuji Yamada, Akira Takinami, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20200139916
    Abstract: A seatback subframe is swingable laterally of the vehicle with respect to a seatback main frame. A backrest is attached to the seatback subframe. Side airbag modules are attached to the seatback subframe at side edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Kohshi Katoh, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20200114795
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lock-to-neutral-position mechanism that locks a seat cushion at a neutral position, and an immediate lock mechanism that locks the seat cushion immediately at a current position when locking is required. A steering sensor senses a steering angle and a steering angular velocity. The immediate lock mechanism performs the locking when the steering angle is large, whereas the lock-to-neutral-position mechanism performs the locking when the steering velocity is high. When the steering wheel is at the neutral position, the locking by the immediate lock mechanism is released and the locking is switched over to the lock-to-neutral-position mechanism that is in a lock ready state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Kohshi Katoh, Akira Takinami, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20200108749
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion configured to support the buttocks of an occupant, a seat back configured to support the back of the occupant, an elastic force adjustment unit configured to adjust elastic force of a lumbar spine support of the seat back configured to support the lumbar spine of the occupant, in a longitudinal direction, and a controller configured to operate the elastic force adjustment unit. The controller is configured to make the elastic force larger in the case where oscillation of the vehicle is large, than that in the case where oscillation of the vehicle is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Kohshi Katoh, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Masatoshi Hada
  • Publication number: 20200086776
    Abstract: A locking block is fixed with respect to a seat cushion. A locking pin which can advance and retract relative to the locking block is provided on a main frame side. A V groove shape receptacle is formed on the locking block. When the locking pin is advanced into the receptacle portion, the locking pin is guided by a receiving inclined surface of the receptacle portion forming the V-shape groove, and advances to a bottom of the receptacle portion. With this process, the locking block moves in a rotational direction B, and when the locking pin engages the bottom, the seat cushion is fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagai, Takashi Sugimoto, Osamu Oda, Kohshi Katoh, Akira Takinami, Masatoshi Hada
  • Patent number: 10562729
    Abstract: Provided are a sheet stacking device, a counter ejector and a box making machine, wherein: a hopper unit stacks sheet-like cardboard boxes; feeding rolls feed a cardboard box to the hopper unit; and a guiding device is disposed between the feeding rolls and the hopper unit and includes a first guide part that extends in a horizontal direction and guides a lower surface of the cardboard box and a second guide part that extends in a vertical direction and guides a rear end of the cardboard box. Due to this configuration, the occurrence of damage to box making sheets in high-speed conveying of the box making sheets can be suppressed and the box making sheets can be appropriately stacked in a prescribed posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ando, Kazuya Sugimoto, Osamu Hatano, Shinya Iori
  • Publication number: 20200023605
    Abstract: A sheet drying device and method, and a box making machine, wherein provided are: a heating lamp (111) that is disposed facing a printing face of a cardboard sheet (S); a voltage adjusting unit (122) that adjusts the voltage of electrical power supplied to the heating lamp (111); a voltage setting unit (121) that sets the working voltage of the heating lamp (111) by increasing or decreasing a reference voltage according to the thickness of a water-based paint on the cardboard sheet (S), where the reference voltage is a voltage that is less than the rated voltage of the heating lamp (111) by a preset prescribed value; and a controlling device (101) that changes the voltage of the heating lamp (111) to the working voltage set by the voltage setting unit (121) using the voltage adjusting unit (122).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Shoichi AOKI, Kengo YAMAGUCHI, Osamu YAMAMOTO, Kazuya SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200015321
    Abstract: A data sharing determination device includes a detection unit that detects that two portable terminals are close to each other, a profile information acquisition unit that acquires attribute information indicating an attribute of at least one of users of the two portable terminals detected by the detection unit, a context estimation unit that acquires sensor information of one or a plurality of sensors included in any one of the two portable terminals and estimates a state of at least one of the users based on the sensor information and the attribute information acquired by the profile information acquisition unit, and a shareability determination unit that determines whether or not data is shared between the two portable terminals based on the state of the user which is estimated by the state estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kouki HAYASHI, Osamu GOTO, Noritaka SUGIMOTO, Takashi OZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190351407
    Abstract: Provided are a fiber rod, a blood collection instrument, and a blood test kit, which are capable of easily taking out a blood specimen. A fiber rod which is used in a blood collection instrument in a blood test kit, including a fiber portion which is composed of a first fiber and a second fiber having different fiber diameters and which has a void volume within a range of 90% to 97%, in which a distance between surfaces facing each other of the fiber portion includes a region within a range of 1 mm to 1.6 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu NOGUCHI, Shinya SUGIMOTO