Patents by Inventor Ryoji Imai

Ryoji Imai 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: 10038242
    Abstract: An antenna component providing a large output. The antenna component includes a magnetic core and a coil antenna including a first coil portion to an nth coil portion (n being an integer more than two) wound around the magnetic core. The first coil portion to the nth coil portion are electrically connected in series and are spaced apart from each other and arranged in the order from the first to nth coil portions. The number of turns of each of the second coil portion to the (n?1)th coil portion is smaller than the number of turns of each of the first coil portion and the nth coil portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Imai, Takeshi Arai, Tsugumichi Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 9994286
    Abstract: A compact shift controller in a straddle type vehicle wherein the layout can be determined more freely, and a rider can mount and dismount the vehicle more easily. In a straddle type vehicle including a body frame; a footrest on which a rider places his/her foot; a shift lever arranged in front of the footrest, and rotated by the rider's operation by foot to shift gears of the vehicle; a shift detection mechanism for detecting operation of the shift lever and an engine supported to the body frame, the footrest is supported to a center frame constituting a part of the body frame below a seat of the rider, and the shift detection mechanism is connected to the shift lever, provided in front of the footrest and the center frame, and is supported to a lower frame constituting a part of the body frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryoji Imai
  • Patent number: 9680075
    Abstract: A light-emitting device in accordance with the present invention includes a mounting substrate; an LED chip bonded to a surface of the mounting substrate with a bond; and an encapsulating portion covering the LED chip. The bond transmits light from the LED chip. The mounting substrate includes: a light-transmissive member having a planar size larger than that of the LED chip; and first and second penetrating wirings which penetrate the light-transmissive member in the thickness direction thereof and are electrically connected to first and second electrodes of the LED chip via first and second wires, respectively. The light-transmissive member includes at least two light-transmissive layers with different optical properties which are stacked in the thickness direction. A light-transmissive layer of the light-transmissive layers which is farther from the LED chip is higher in reflectance to the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Urano, Akifumi Nakamura, Hayato Ioka, Toru Hirano, Masanori Suzuki, Hideaki Hyuga, Ryoji Imai, Jun Goda
  • Patent number: 9669736
    Abstract: A vehicle includes vehicle body-side steps having a plurality of abutment surfaces on which seat-side protrusions abut from above. Each abutment surface has a height different from each other, with the seat being adjustable in height by selectively abutting the seat-side protrusions on the abutment surfaces. A rider's seat has a covering portion formed at a front portion thereof and extending substantially in parallel with an inclined upper surface of a fuel tank. When abutment positions of the seat-side protrusions are changed from either first ones of the abutment surfaces to second ones, the covering portion changes a position thereof so as to slide substantially in parallel with the inclined upper surface of the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryoji Imai
  • Patent number: 9556833
    Abstract: An air cleaner positioned above a cylinder head is connected to an intake port of the cylinder head through a connecting tube, a throttle device, and an insulator. An insulator attachment surface is formed in a rear-side wall of a cylinder head such that the insulator attachment surface is inclined to extend in a forward direction while extending upwardly. An insulator is formed in such an arc shape in a side view wherein a flow direction of air flowing inside the insulator is directed more in a forward direction as the air approaches the cylinder head. A throttle device having an intake passage thereof directed in a vertical direction is connected to the insulator. A connecting tube is formed to curve in such a shape that the connecting tube has its upstream end opened in a forward direction and is rounded outwardly in an obliquely rearward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Ozaki, Ryoji Imai
  • Publication number: 20160375960
    Abstract: A compact shift controller in a straddle type vehicle wherein the layout can be determined more freely, and a rider can mount and dismount the vehicle more easily. In a straddle type vehicle including a body frame; a footrest on which a rider places his/her foot; a shift lever arranged in front of the footrest, and rotated by the rider's operation by foot to shift gears of the vehicle; a shift detection mechanism for detecting operation of the shift lever and an engine supported to the body frame, the footrest is supported to a center frame constituting a part of the body frame below a seat of the rider, and the shift detection mechanism is connected to the shift lever, provided in front of the footrest and the center frame, and is supported to a lower frame constituting a part of the body frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryoji IMAI
  • Publication number: 20160315389
    Abstract: An antenna component providing a large output. The antenna component can be attached to a metallic body and includes a main body having a core and a coil antenna wound on a circumference of the core, a metallic member with a lower resistivity than the metallic body and provided between the coil antenna and the metallic body. Moreover, a porous member is sandwiched between the coil antenna and the metallic member to maintain a predetermined distance between the coil antenna and the metallic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: RYOJI IMAI, TAKESHI ARAI, TSUGUMICHI NAGAOKA
  • Publication number: 20160315388
    Abstract: An antenna component providing a large output. The antenna component includes a magnetic core and a coil antenna including a first coil portion to an nth coil portion (n being an integer more than two) wound around the magnetic core. The first coil portion to the nth coil portion are electrically connected in series and are spaced apart from each other and arranged in the order from the first to nth coil portions. The number of turns of each of the second coil portion to the (n?1)th coil portion is smaller than the number of turns of each of the first coil portion and the nth coil portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: RYOJI IMAI, Takeshi Arai, Tsugumichi Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 9437581
    Abstract: The LED module includes: a light diffusing substrate having light transmissive properties; an LED chip bonded to a first surface of the light diffusing substrate with a transparent first bond in between; a color converter facing the first surface to cover the LED chip; and a mounting substrate. The color converter is made of transparent material containing phosphor which, when excited by light emitted from the LED chip, emits light having a different color from the LED chip. The mounting substrate includes a diffuse reflection layer diffusely reflecting light emitted from the LED chip and light emitted from the phosphor. The diffuse reflection layer is placed facing a second surface of the light diffusing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Urano, Akifumi Nakamura, Hayato Ioka, Ryoji Imai, Jun Goda, Toru Hirano, Masanori Suzuki, Hideaki Hyuga
  • Patent number: 9156513
    Abstract: A front cowl stay is enabled to be attached to the vehicle body side without making its structure complicated while sufficiently ensuring the capacity of a member such as an air cleaner and the like disposed in the peripheries of a head pipe and the front portion of main frames and desired to ensure its capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryoji Imai
  • Publication number: 20150108510
    Abstract: The LED module includes: a light diffusing substrate having light transmissive properties; an LED chip bonded to a first surface of the light diffusing substrate with a transparent first bond in between; a color converter facing the first surface to cover the LED chip; and a mounting substrate. The color converter is made of transparent material containing phosphor which, when excited by light emitted from the LED chip, emits light having a different color from the LED chip. The mounting substrate includes a diffuse reflection layer diffusely reflecting light emitted from the LED chip and light emitted from the phosphor. The diffuse reflection layer is placed facing a second surface of the light diffusing substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Urano, Akifumi Nakamura, Hayato Ioka, Ryoji Imai, Jun Goda, Toru Hirano, Masanori Suzuki, Hideaki Hyuga
  • Publication number: 20150048402
    Abstract: A light-emitting device in accordance with the present invention includes a mounting substrate; an LED chip bonded to a surface of the mounting substrate with a bond; and an encapsulating portion covering the LED chip. The bond transmits light from the LED chip. The mounting substrate includes: a light-transmissive member having a planar size larger than that of the LED chip; and first and second penetrating wirings which penetrate the light-transmissive member in the thickness direction thereof and are electrically connected to first and second electrodes of the LED chip via first and second wires, respectively. The light-transmissive member includes at least two light-transmissive layers with different optical properties which are stacked in the thickness direction. A light-transmissive layer of the light-transmissive layers which is farther from the LED chip is higher in reflectance to the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Urano, Akifumi Nakamura, Hayato Ioka, Toru Hirano, Masanori Suzuki, Hideaki Hyuga, Ryoji Imai, Jun Goda
  • Publication number: 20150041233
    Abstract: A front cowl stay is enabled to be attached to the vehicle body side without making its structure complicated while sufficiently ensuring the capacity of a member such as an air cleaner and the like disposed in the peripheries of a head pipe and the front portion of main frames and desired to ensure its capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ryoji IMAI
  • Publication number: 20150042122
    Abstract: A vehicle includes vehicle body-side steps having a plurality of abutment surfaces on which seat-side protrusions abut from above. Each abutment surface has a height different from each other, with the seat being adjustable in height by selectively abutting the seat-side protrusions on the abutment surfaces. A rider's seat has a covering portion formed at a front portion thereof and extending substantially in parallel with an inclined upper surface of a fuel tank. When abutment positions of the seat-side protrusions are changed from either first ones of the abutment surfaces to second ones, the covering portion changes a position thereof so as to slide substantially in parallel with the inclined upper surface of the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ryoji IMAI
  • Patent number: 8881501
    Abstract: A propellant tank for storing a liquid propellant A and supplying vapor produced by evaporation of part of the liquid propellant A to an external location comprises a tank body for storing the liquid propellant A, a mesh member arranged inside the tank body to cover a liquid surface of the liquid propellant A to divide an interior of the tank body into a liquid propellant storing area LA and a gas storing area GA by utilizing surface tension of the liquid propellant, and a heater arranged to a gas storing area GA side of the tank body to keep the gas storing area GA at higher temperature than temperature in the liquid propellant storing area LA. The tank body has a propellant inlet open into the liquid propellant storing area LA and a gas outlet open into the gas storing area GA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, IHI Aerospace Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamamoto, Osamu Mori, Yoshihiro Kishino, Masayuki Tamura, Shohei Koga, Ryoji Imai
  • Publication number: 20140209060
    Abstract: An air cleaner positioned above a cylinder head is connected to an intake port of the cylinder head through a connecting tube, a throttle device, and an insulator. An insulator attachment surface is formed in a rear-side wall of a cylinder head such that the insulator attachment surface is inclined to extend in a forward direction while extending upwardly. An insulator is formed in such an arc shape in a side view wherein a flow direction of air flowing inside the insulator is directed more in a forward direction as the air approaches the cylinder head. A throttle device having an intake passage thereof directed in a vertical direction is connected to the insulator. A connecting tube is formed to curve in such a shape that the connecting tube has its upstream end opened in a forward direction and is rounded outwardly in an obliquely rearward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu OZAKI, Ryoji IMAI
  • Patent number: 8596038
    Abstract: A liquid propellant tank for storing a liquid propellant A and supplying vapor produced by evaporation of part of the liquid propellant A to an external location comprises a tank body for storing the liquid propellant A, and a plurality of holder plates arranged inside the tank body, around an axis L of the tank body. The holder plates cause the liquid propellant A to adhere to them by surface tension, thereby establishing, inside the tank body, a liquid propellant holding area LA in which the liquid propellant A is held and a gas accumulation area GA in which vapor produced by evaporation of part of the liquid propellant A accumulates. The tank body has a propellant inlet open into the liquid propellant holding area LA and a gas outlet open into the gas accumulation area GA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Inventors: Takayuki Yamamoto, Osamu Mori, Yoshihiro Kishino, Masayuki Tamura, Shohei Koga, Ryoji Imai
  • Publication number: 20110214408
    Abstract: A liquid propellant tank for storing a liquid propellant A and supplying vapor produced by evaporation of part of the liquid propellant A to an external location comprises a tank body for storing the liquid propellant A, and a plurality of holder plates arranged inside the tank body, around an axis L of the tank body. The holder plates cause the liquid propellant A to adhere to them by surface tension, thereby establishing, inside the tank body, a liquid propellant holding area LA in which the liquid propellant A is held and a gas accumulation area GA in which vapor produced by evaporation of part of the liquid propellant A accumulates. The tank body has a propellant inlet open into the liquid propellant holding area LA and a gas outlet open into the gas accumulation area GA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicants: JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY, IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki YAMAMOTO, Osamu MORI, Yoshihiro KISHINO, Masayuki TAMURA, Shohei KOGA, Ryoji IMAI
  • Publication number: 20110214410
    Abstract: A propellant tank for storing a liquid propellant A and supplying vapor produced by evaporation of part of the liquid propellant A to an external location comprises a tank body for storing the liquid propellant A, a mesh member arranged inside the tank body to cover a liquid surface of the liquid propellant A to divide an interior of the tank body into a liquid propellant storing area LA and a gas storing area GA by utilizing surface tension of the liquid propellant, and a heater arranged to a gas storing area GA side of the tank body to keep the gas storing area GA at higher temperature than temperature in the liquid propellant storing area LA. The tank body has a propellant inlet open into the liquid propellant storing area LA and a gas outlet open into the gas storing area GA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicants: JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY, IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki YAMAMOTO, Osamu MORI, Yoshihiro KISHINO, Masayuki TAMURA, Shohei KOGA, Ryoji IMAI
  • Patent number: 7793962
    Abstract: A main stand for a vehicle (e.g., a motorcycle) includes a bar-like member rotatably disposed on a vehicle body frame of the motorcycle, a lever rotatably disposed on the vehicle body frame, a cam rotated integrally with the lever, and a cam rest disposed on an upper portion of the bar-like member. The cam rest is pressed by the cam as the lever is rotated to bring the bar-like member to an upright position to raise a wheel off a ground. The lever is rotated by an occupant of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoji Imai