Patents by Inventor Ryo Matsuoka

Ryo Matsuoka 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: 20230372666
    Abstract: A medical device 1 includes a main body driving unit (300) including a plurality of driving sources (M11 to M33), a base unit (200) including a coupling device (21) connected to the main body driving unit, a bendable unit (100) configured to be detachably attached to the base unit, and an operation unit (400) configured to be movable between a fixed position and a detachment position. The base unit includes a plurality of coupling units (21c11 to 21c33). The bendable unit includes a plurality of linear members (W11 to W33). A state where each of the plurality of linear members is fixed by each of the plurality of coupling units and a state where each of the plurality of linear members is unfixed from each of the plurality of coupling units are switched in an interlocked manner with movement of the operation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: RYO IWASAWA, ATSUSHI TAKASAKA, YUSUKE NIIKAWA, TOMIO NOGUCHI, ISAO MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20230271627
    Abstract: A driver assistance apparatus for assisting driving of a vehicle, comprises: a first detector which detects first state information related to driving of the vehicle; a second detector which detects second state information related to driving of the vehicle; first output circuitry which outputs a first signal based on the first state information; second output circuitry which outputs a second signal based on the second state information; and a controller which controls output of the first output circuitry and the second output circuitry. The controller controls, when the second output circuitry outputs the second signal during output of the first signal by the first output circuitry, the output of the first output circuitry so as to gradually decrease and controls the output of the second output circuitry so as to gradually increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Ryo KIMURA, Takahiro MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20230207842
    Abstract: A fuel cell fluid machine includes a rotary shaft, an electric motor, a compression unit, and a rotation assist unit. The rotation assist unit includes a turbine wheel and a turbine housing. Exhaust gas discharged from a fuel cell stack is introduced to the turbine chamber. The exhaust gas then flows in the radial direction of the rotary shaft and is discharged in the axial direction of the rotary shaft. This rotates the turbine wheel. A diameter of the turbine wheel and a diameter of the shroud surface gradually increase from an upstream side to a downstream side in a flowing direction of the exhaust gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ryo UMEYAMA, Hidefumi MORI, Kenta AKIMOTO, Yuya MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20230158889
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided. A detector detects an object at least ahead of the vehicle. A display is provided on an instrument panel of the vehicle and displays a signal at a position corresponding to a direction of the object detected by the detector. The display includes a part recessed forward in a vehicle longitudinal direction in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Ryo Shimoe, Takahiro Matsuoka, Takeru Goto
  • Patent number: 11654931
    Abstract: The present invention provides a driving assistance device that assists driving of a vehicle, the driving assistance device including a notification unit configured to perform notification for recognition of a risk associated with traveling of the vehicle present in a surrounding situation to a driver of the vehicle, a determination unit configured to determine a degree of recognition of the risk by the driver based on a period of time from when a first detector no longer detects an accelerator operation to when a second detector detects the brake operation in response to the risk present in the surrounding situation, and a control unit configured to control the notification unit so that the notification according to the degree of recognition determined by the determination unit is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroko Adachi, Ryo Kimura, Takahiro Matsuoka, Tsuyoshi Nojiri
  • Publication number: 20220145546
    Abstract: Proposed are the welding conditions under which welds are always stably formed such that the difference in hardness between flash-butt welds and rail base metal and the deflection in a bending test are in better ranges. A plurality of pieces of rail base metal are joined via welds formed by flash-butt welding, where the rail base metal has a chemical composition containing C: 0.60 to 1.20 mass %, Si: 0.10 to 1.50 mass %, Mn: 0.10 to 1.50 mass %, and Cr: 0.10 to 1.50 mass %, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, and the flash-butt welding is performed with an amount of welding heat input of 1.50×105 kA2×sec or more and 4.50×105 kA2×sec or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki IIZUKA, Ryo MATSUOKA, Minoru HONJO, Shigeo OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11049982
    Abstract: A solar cell element includes a semiconductor substrate, a passivation layer located on the semiconductor substrate, a protective layer located on the passivation layer, and a first electrode located on the protective layer. The protective layer includes at least one void located from a first lower surface of the first electrode close to the semiconductor substrate up to a first upper surface of the passivation layer close to the first lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanobu Yoshida, Ryo Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20180366594
    Abstract: A solar cell element includes a semiconductor substrate, a passivation layer located on the semiconductor substrate, a protective layer located on the passivation layer, and a first electrode located on the protective layer. The protective layer includes at least one void located from a first lower surface of the first electrode close to the semiconductor substrate up to a first upper surface of the passivation layer close to the first lower surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Takanobu Yoshida, Ryo Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10100380
    Abstract: A rail cooling device configured to forcibly cool a rail by jetting a coolant includes a porous plate nozzle including a plurality of nozzle holes configured to jet the coolant to an underside of the base of the rail to cool the underside of the base of the rail. Ends in a width direction of the porous plate nozzle correspond to ends of the underside of the base of the rail. Nozzle holes of the porous plate nozzle at the ends of the width direction are smaller than nozzle holes of the porous plate nozzle at a central part in the width direction, and a maximum value of a distance between centers of the nozzle holes at both ends in the width direction is 30% or more of a width of the underside of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Matsuoka, Makoto Nakaseko, Rinya Kojo, Tomoo Horita, Hideki Takahashi, Yoshikazu Yoshida, Tatsumi Kimura, Mineyasu Takemasa, Yuzuru Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20180251866
    Abstract: A rail cooling device configured to forcibly cool a rail by jetting a coolant includes a porous plate nozzle including a plurality of nozzle holes configured to jet the coolant to an underside of the base of the rail to cool the underside of the base of the rail. Ends in a width direction of the porous plate nozzle correspond to ends of the underside of the base of the rail. Nozzle holes of the porous plate nozzle at the ends of the width direction are smaller than nozzle holes of the porous plate nozzle at a central part in the width direction, and a maximum value of a distance between centers of the nozzle holes at both ends in the width direction is 30% or more of a width of the underside of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo MATSUOKA, Makoto NAKASEKO, Rinya KOJO, Tomoo HORITA, Hideki TAKAHASHI, Yoshikazu YOSHIDA, Tatsumi KIMURA, Mineyasu TAKEMASA, Yuzuru KATAOKA
  • Patent number: 9988696
    Abstract: A rail cooling method for forcibly cooling a rail by jetting a coolant includes jetting the coolant to a foot back part of the rail from a porous plate nozzle in which a nozzle hole at an end in a width direction is smaller than a nozzle hole at a central part in the width direction and causes a cooling capacity for the end in the width direction of the underside of the base of the rail to be lower than a cooling capacity for the central part in the width direction of the underside of the base of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Matsuoka, Makoto Nakaseko, Rinya Kojo, Tomoo Horita, Hideki Takahashi, Yoshikazu Yoshida, Tatsumi Kimura, Mineyasu Takemasa, Yuzuru Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20170294548
    Abstract: An insulating paste includes a siloxane resin and an organic solvent. The siloxane resin includes a phenyl group and an alkyl group expressed by a general formula CnH2n+1, in which n is a natural number. The number of alkyl groups is greater than the number of phenyl groups in the siloxane resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jumpei SATO, Ryo MATSUOKA, Shinya ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9593393
    Abstract: A rail heat treatment device includes a cooling header, an oscillation mechanism, and a control system including: a storage unit that stores therein at least information required for a oscillation control; and a control unit that obtains a permissible range of required cooling time for a rail that satisfies a permissible range of hardness of the rail based on a correlation expression representing a correlation between the cooling time for the rail with the cooling header and the hardness of the rail after cooling, controls a stroke and a speed of relative reciprocation of the rail and the cooling header based on the permissible range of the required cooling time, and causes the oscillation mechanism to perform the relative reciprocation of the rail and the cooling header by the stroke and at the speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Yoshida, Hideki Takahashi, Rinya Kojo, Ryo Matsuoka, Yuzuru Kataoka, Tomoo Horita
  • Patent number: 9429374
    Abstract: A rail cooling method includes: calculating, based on a relation between temperatures and an amount of warp of the rail cooled to ambient temperature after the forced cooling, the temperatures including a cooling start temperature of the head, a cooling end temperature of the head, a cooling start temperature of the foot and a cooling end temperature of the foot, a target value or a target value range for each of the temperatures so that the amount of warp of the rail at ambient temperature falls within a permissive range; and setting a cooling condition in accordance with the target value or the target value range to perform the forced cooling on the head and the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rinya Kojo, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Yuta Tamura, Yoshikazu Yoshida, Hideki Takahashi, Ryo Matsuoka, Yuzuru Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20150152516
    Abstract: A pearlite rail contains, by % by mass, 0.70 to 1.0% C, 0.1 to 1.5% Si, 0.01 to 1.5% Mn, 0.001 to 0.035% P, 0.0005 to 0.030% S, and 0.1 to 2.0% Cr by mass with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein a ?+? temperature range is 100° C. or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsumi Kimura, Minoru Honjo, Shinji Mitao, Mineyasu Takemasa, Ryo Matsuoka, Yuzuru Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20150082611
    Abstract: A rail restraining method for restraining a hot-rolled rail in an upright position at a time of forced cooling of a head portion and a foot portion of the rail includes defining a predetermined position within 2 meters from each of both end faces of the rail along a longitudinal direction of the rail as a first restraining position, defining a predetermined position 3 to 10 meters from the first restraining position in a direction toward center of the rail along the longitudinal direction of the rail as a second restraining position at the time of forced cooling, and restraining displacement of the rail in a vertical direction at the first restraining position and the second restraining position by a restraining force F (kN) that satisfies following Expression (1): F?100/L2??(1) where L2 (m) is a distance between the first restraining position and the second restraining position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rinya Kojo, Kenji Okushiro, Yuzuru Kataoka, Yoshikazu Yoshida, Hideki Takahashi, Ryo Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20150027599
    Abstract: A rail cooling method for forcibly cooling a rail by jetting a coolant includes jetting the coolant to a foot back part of the rail from a porous plate nozzle in which a nozzle hole at an end in a width direction is smaller than a nozzle hole at a central part in the width direction and causes a cooling capacity for the end in the width direction of the underside of the base of the rail to be lower than a cooling capacity for the central part in the width direction of the underside of the base of the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Ryo Matsuoka, Makoto Nakaseko, Rinya Kojo, Tomoo Horita, Hideki Takahashi, Yoshikazu Yoshida, Tatsumi Kimura, Mineyasu Takemasa, Yuzuru Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20150021836
    Abstract: A rail heat treatment device includes a cooling header, an oscillation mechanism, and a control system including: a storage unit that stores therein at least information required for a oscillation control; and a control unit that obtains a permissible range of required cooling time for a rail that satisfies a permissible range of hardness of the rail based on a correlation expression representing a correlation between the cooling time for the rail with the cooling header and the hardness of the rail after cooling, controls a stroke and a speed of relative reciprocation of the rail and the cooling header based on the permissible range of the required cooling time, and causes the oscillation mechanism to perform the relative reciprocation of the rail and the cooling header by the stroke and at the speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Yoshida, Hideki Takahashi, Rinya Kojo, Ryo Matsuoka, Yuzuru Kataoka, Tomoo Horita
  • Publication number: 20140360715
    Abstract: A rail cooling method includes: calculating, based on a relation between temperatures and an amount of warp of the rail cooled to ambient temperature after the forced cooling, the temperatures including a cooling start temperature of the head, a cooling end temperature of the head, a cooling start temperature of the foot and a cooling end temperature of the foot, a target value or a target value range for each of the temperatures so that the amount of warp of the rail at ambient temperature falls within a permissive range; and setting a cooling condition in accordance with the target value or the target value range to perform the forced cooling on the head and the foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rinya Kojo, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Yuta Tamura, Yoshikazu Yoshida, Hideki Takahashi, Ryo Matsuoka, Yuzuru Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20130153014
    Abstract: A photoelectric converter is disclosed. The photoelectric converter includes an electrode layer and a semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer is on the electrode layer. The semiconductor layer contains a chalcopyrite compound semiconductor. The semiconductor layer comprises a plurality of sub-layers. The plurality of sub-layers comprises a first sub-layer. The first sub-layer is located closest to the electrode layer. The first sub-layer has a first thickness smaller than an average thickness of the rest of the plurality of sub-layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Matsuoka, Manabu Kyuzo, Nobuyuki Horiuchi, Rui Kamada, Daisuke Toyota, Yoshihide Okawa