Satoshi Kato 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).
Abstract: In a power transmitting system of a vehicle including a differential gear device including a differential shaft; a first oil pump; a first oil strainer connected to the first oil pump; a second oil pump; a second oil strainer connected to the second oil pump; and a casing within which the engine drive shaft, the differential gear device, the first and second oil pumps, and the first and second oil strainers are accommodated, such that the engine drive shaft and the differential shaft of the differential gear device are spaced apart from each other in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle, the first and the second oil strainers are disposed between the engine drive shaft and the differential shaft of the differential gear device in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and are spaced apart from each other in an axial direction of the engine drive shaft.
March 15, 2019
Date of Patent:
October 20, 2020
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
Abstract: A striker mounting structure is configured to mount a striker on a vehicle body. A hook fixed to a door is hooked to the striker. A reinforcement formed with an insertion hole may be attached to the vehicle body. An outer panel covering a reinforcement may include a striker mounting surface spaced from the reinforcement. A reinforcement member may be fixed to the striker and the striker mounting surface. Two or more connecting rods may extend from the reinforcement member. Each of the connecting rods may include locking portions, which are inserted in the insertion hole formed in the reinforcement.
April 3, 2020
October 15, 2020
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A striker mounting structure is designed to mount a striker on a vehicle body and prevent a door from entering a passenger compartment. A reinforcement provided on the vehicle body is covered by an outer panel. A striker mounting surface is arranged to be spaced away from the reinforcement in a front/backward direction of the vehicle body. The reinforcement is provided with an insertion hole opening toward a direction away from the passenger compartment. The striker and a reinforcement member are fixed to opposite sides of the striker mounting surface. A connecting rod is fixed to the reinforcement member and is formed with a locking portion extending into the insertion hole in a direction toward the passenger compartment and formed with an abutment portion. A distance between an end of the abutment portion and the passenger compartment is smaller than a distance between the striker and the passenger compartment.
April 8, 2020
October 15, 2020
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: Included are an electromagnetic actuator which includes an electric motor configured to generate drive forces for a damping operation and a telescopic operation; an information acquirer which acquires a stroke velocity of the electromagnetic actuator; a drive force arithmetic part which includes a damping force calculator configured to calculate a target damping force and a telescopic force calculator configured to calculate a target telescopic force, and which obtains a target drive force based on the target damping force and the target telescopic force; and a drive controller which controls drive of the electric motor using the target drive force. The drive force arithmetic part includes an adjuster which performs an adjustment to reduce a telescopic control amount for the target telescopic force based on the stroke velocity acquired by the information acquirer.
Abstract: Images with high image quality having less time-difference unevenness are outputted in an inkjet printing apparatus that performs multi-pass printing using full-line inkjet print heads 2. For this purpose, a CPU is capable of setting a first printing method in which an image for a unit area is printed by a specified number of printing conveyance operations and a second printing method in which an image for a unit area is printed by a smaller number than the specified number of printing conveyance operations. The CPU sets conveyance conditions such that a taken time for one printing conveyance operation of the printing conveyance operations for a unit area in the second printing method is smaller than a taken time for one successive printing conveyance operation of the printing conveyance operations for a unit area in the first printing method.
Abstract: A powder/granular material spreader that allows easy cleaning of a passage for powder/granular material includes a housing that houses motors, a passage that extends through the housing and provides a passage for the powder/granular material, a roller provided in the passage to feed the powder/granular material and that is driven by one of the motors, and a spinner driven by the motor to spread the powder/granular material. The passage includes an integral first wall that shields the motor from the passage, an integral second wall that shields the motor from the passage, and an opening located at an inlet of the passage. The opening is integral with the first wall and the second wall. The housing includes an integral cover that covers tops and sides of the motors, and fits over an outer surface of the opening. A seal is provided at a location where the opening and the cover are connected with each other.
Abstract: An ink composition for an organic light-emitting device, the ink composition including a luminescent host material and a solvent, wherein the luminescent host material includes at least one compound represented by Formula (1) and Formula (3), and wherein the solvent includes at least one selected from an aromatic ether, an aromatic ester, and an aromatic ketone: wherein, in Formulas (1) and (3), groups and variables are the same as described in the specification.
Abstract: A compound represented by a formula (II), an N-oxide compound, or a salt thereof: wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl group, or a halogeno group; R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl group; R3 is a substituted or unsubstituted C6-10 aryl group or a substituted or unsubstituted 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl group; Y is an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, or a sulfur atom; A1, A2, A3 and A4 are each independently a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom, provided that two or more of A1 to A4 do not represent nitrogen atoms at the same time; X is a substituent; n represents the number of chemically acceptable substituents represented by X, and is any one of integers of 0 to 5; and when n is 2 or more, the substituents X may be the same or different from each other.
Abstract: A shaping material contains a crystalline alicyclic structure-containing resin. More specifically, the crystalline alicyclic structure-containing resin in the shaping material has a melting point of 200° C. or higher, and content of chlorobenzene-soluble components in the shaping material is 1,000 ppm or less as an o-dichlorobenzene-equivalent value based on gas chromatography analysis with o-dichlorobenzene as a standard substance.
Abstract: An electromagnetic suspension device includes: an electromagnetic actuator which is disposed side by side with a spring member provided between a body and a wheel of a vehicle and which produces a driving force for damping operation and extending and contracting operation; an information acquisition unit which acquires the stroke position of the electromagnetic actuator; and an ECU which sets a target damping force and a target stretching force and controls a driving force of the electromagnetic actuator by using a target driving force based on the set target damping force and target stretching force. When the stroke position acquired by the information acquisition unit is in an end region close to a stroke end, the ECU corrects the target driving force such that the stroke position shifts from the end region toward a neutral region.
Abstract: An image sensor includes: a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light and generates electric charge; a reflecting portion that reflects a portion of light passing through the photoelectric conversion unit toward the photoelectric conversion unit; a first output unit that outputs electric charge generated due to photoelectric conversion by the photoelectric conversion unit of light reflected by the reflecting portion; and a second output unit that outputs electric charge generated due to photoelectric conversion by the photoelectric conversion unit of light other than the light reflected by the reflecting portion.
Abstract: Provided is an electromagnetic suspension apparatus capable of achieving both of vibration isolation performance and road holding performance. The electromagnetic suspension apparatus includes an electromagnetic actuator, an information acquisition unit that acquires information on a stroke speed of the electromagnetic actuator and a state quantity of the vehicle, a plurality of filters in which individual gain characteristics are respectively set, a filter setting unit that selectively sets a filter having a gain characteristic suitable for the state quantity of the vehicle from among the plurality of filters, a filter processing unit that performs a filtering process on a stroke speed signal using the filter set by the filter setting unit, and a drive control unit that controls driving of the electromagnetic actuator based on relationship information between the stroke speed after the filtering process and a damping force corresponding to the stroke speed.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a radio-frequency coil device that can be brought into close contact with a subject regardless of a size of the subject and can obtain a high-quality MRI image. The radio-frequency coil device includes at least one flexible coil unit, and a fixture is disposed to surround an outer periphery of the coil unit. The fixture includes, for example, a pair of panels disposed on both sides of the coil unit, and a fixing belt that is provided between the panels and fastens and fixes the panels. The coil unit is deformed by fastening the fixture, to be disposed in close contact with various head shapes.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hot-rolled steel sheet having a large thickness and a large width, a larger sheet width and a lower temperature can stably be cut at a cutting load equal to that of a conventional steel sheet having a usual sheet thickness, a usual sheet width and a usual temperature. In a rough rolling step, the steel sheet is formed so that the shortest length L (mm) from a concave portion bottom to a convex portion top of the fishtail shape satisfies Equation (1) mentioned below, and an intermediate portion between the concave portion bottom and the convex portion top, defined as a desired cutting location, is cut: (2X+30)?L?300??(1), in which X is a maximum deviation (mm) of the cutting location of a crop cutting machine and 0?X?90.
Abstract: An image-capturing apparatus includes: an image sensor and a processor. The processor controls a plurality of pixels included in a first region of the image sensor to accumulate the charges with the light from a subject for a first accumulation time length, and controls a plurality of pixels included in a second region of the image sensor to accumulate the charges with the light from the subject for a second accumulation time length, the second region being different from the first region; and calculates at least one of a movement distance and a speed of a measurement target included in the subject, based on a first image obtained from a first pixel signal group from the plurality of pixels in the first region and a second image obtained from a second pixel signal group from the plurality of pixels in the second region.
Abstract: In order to provide a thermal transport structure excellent in bendability, heat dissipation property, and lightweight property and also a thermal transport structure having a high reliability against vibrations and an excellent heat transport performance, used is a thermal transport structure (5, 201) including stacked graphite sheets (1, 213). This thermal transport structure (5, 201) includes a fixing portion (10, 202, 301) in which the stacked graphite sheets (1, 213) are fixed to each other; and a thermally conductive portion (11, 203) in which the stacked graphite sheets (1, 213) are not fixed to each other.
Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle drive-force transmitting apparatus which includes a gear mechanism and a continuously-variable transmission mechanism and which establishes selectively a first state in which a drive force is transmitted by the gear mechanism and a second state in which the drive force is transmitted by the continuously-variable transmission mechanism. The control apparatus sets a shift-up-action permitted gear ratio of the continuously-variable transmission mechanism, which makes a state-switch-requiring shift-up action is permitted to be executed. When a running speed of the vehicle is not higher than a given value, a predetermined high gear ratio value is set as the shift-up-action permitted gear ratio. When the running speed is higher than the given value, a predetermined gear ratio range ranging from the predetermined high gear ratio value to a predetermined low gear ratio value is set as the shift-up-action permitted gear ratio.
Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus, which can enhance the reliability of the phase search result to detect the optimal timing when the ink particles are electrically charged by the electrification electrode and secure the stable printing quality, is provided.
January 9, 2019
Date of Patent:
July 7, 2020
Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
Abstract: The goal is to provide a medical suture needle having, as the material, austenite stainless steel with a structure that is elongated in a fiber form while improving the hardness and flexural strength of the cutting portion. A medical suture needle is made of austenite stainless steel having a structure that is elongated in fiber form, and has a cutting portion and a body portion with a triangular cross-sectional shape that is continuous with said cutting portion. The cutting portion has cutting edges, at least one surface of which is formed by a pressed surface, and which are formed by the intersection of said pressed surface with two sharpened surfaces, and a cutting edge that is formed by the intersection of the two sharpened surfaces. The tip where the various cutting edges and converge is positioned in the center of the pressed surface.