Patents by Inventor Shinichi Fukuda

Shinichi Fukuda 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: 20210301712
    Abstract: A cooling device for a vehicle is provided, which includes a first coolant channel through which a first coolant for cooling an engine flows, a second coolant channel through which a second coolant for cooling a motor drive flows, and an oil channel through which oil for lubricating inside a transmission flows. The oil channel includes a first heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between the first coolant and the oil, a second heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between the second coolant and the oil, and a valve configured to adjust a first flow rate of the oil circulating through the first heat exchanger and a second flow rate of the oil circulating through the second heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichi Hikitani, Naoki Nagano, Yoshiyuki Yamashita, Yukio Jo, Yuma Yamaga, Sakumi Haseto, Shunsuke Fukuda, Tatsuhiko Iwasaki, Michiyuki Miura, Aoi Oizumi
  • Patent number: 11128177
    Abstract: An electronic unit includes: a power receiving section configured to receive electric power fed from a feed unit by using a magnetic field; and a control section configured to perform, when a receiving current supplied from the power receiving section is less than a predetermined threshold current at a time of a light load, current increasing control to increase the receiving current to the threshold current or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Toru Terashima, Keigo Bunsen, Shinichi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20210152258
    Abstract: To suppress occurrence of communication not intended by the user while improving ease of introduction regarding an electrode device. An electrode device including a conductive plate, a first electrode plate provided in parallel with the conductive plate and spaced apart from the conductive plate in the thickness direction of the conductive plate, and a second electrode plate provided in parallel with the conductive plate, at a location not overlapping with the first electrode plate in the planar direction of the conductive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: MASAHIRO UNO, MASAYUKI TANAKA, SHINICHI FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 11011930
    Abstract: An energy receiver including a power receiver coil configured to wirelessly receive power transmitted from a power transmitter; a detection section configured to detect a foreign object; and a power storage section configured to supply power to the detection section during detection of the foreign object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Shinichi Fukuda, Yuji Murayama, Kenichi Fujimaki, Tomomichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10917181
    Abstract: A communication apparatus of the present disclosure includes: an antenna unit including a first electrode and a second electrode; a communication circuit unit that performs communication using a human body as a communication medium via the antenna unit; and a series circuit including a switch and a capacitor that are coupled to each other in series, and coupled between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Fukuda, Osamu Kozakai
  • Patent number: 10833776
    Abstract: A communication system of the disclosure includes: a transmitter that includes a first transmitting electrode and a second transmitting electrode, and causes a transmission signal to be generated between the first transmitting electrode and the second transmitting electrode; and a receiver including a first receiving electrode, a second receiving electrode, and a determiner, in which the first receiving electrode and the second receiving electrode each receive the transmission signal through a communication path that includes a human body, and the determiner determines that communication is valid in a case where a reception signal, generated between the first receiving electrode and the second receiving electrode, has a prescribed polarity, and determines that the communication is invalid in a case where the reception signal has a polarity different from the prescribed polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Fukuda, Osamu Kozakai
  • Publication number: 20200343769
    Abstract: An energy receiver including a power receiver coil configured to wirelessly receive power transmitted from a power transmitter; a detection section configured to detect a foreign object; and a power storage section configured to supply power to the detection section during detection of the foreign object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Shinichi Fukuda, Yuji Murayama, Kenichi Fujimaki, Tomomichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10819150
    Abstract: Provided is a non-contact electric power feeding system including an electric power feeding device, and an electric power receiving device configured to receive electric power fed from the electric power feeding device. The electric power feeding device includes a primary-side coil, a driver, a primary-side control unit, and a primary-side communication unit. The electric power receiving device includes a secondary-side coil, a rectifier unit, a regulator, a secondary-side communication unit, and a secondary-side control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kozakai, Hiroaki Nakano, Shinichi Fukuda, Masayuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10819161
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a detecting device including a coil electromagnetically coupled to the external, a resonant circuit that includes at least the coil, and a detecting section that superimposes a measurement signal for measuring the Q-factor of the resonant circuit on a power transmission signal transmitted to the coil in a contactless manner and removes the power transmission signal from an alternating-current signal obtained by superimposing the measurement signal on the power transmission signal. The detecting section measures the Q-factor by using the alternating-current signal from which the power transmission signal is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keigo Bunsen, Hiroaki Nakano, Tomomichi Murakami, Shinichi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10819393
    Abstract: An electromagnetically-coupled state detection circuit including a detection unit that measures a primary side Q value of a circuit containing a primary side coil electromagnetically coupled with a secondary side coil and power transmission efficiency to the secondary side coil, corrects the power transmission efficiency based on the Q value of the primary side coil, and detects a state of electromagnetic coupling with the secondary side coil based on an obtained corrected value of the power transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Tomomichi Murakami, Shinichi Fukuda, Osamu Kozakai, Kenichi Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 10755499
    Abstract: An opening-closing control device of the present disclosure includes: a first electrode unit and a second electrode unit that perform communication with an authenticated communication device; an authentication processor that performs authentication processing on the authenticated communication device on a basis of a result of the communication with the authenticated communication device; an opening-closing operation unit that performs an operation on a lockable opening-closing unit; an operation detector that detects an operation state of the opening-closing operation unit; and a controller that locks or unlocks the opening-closing unit on a basis of a result of the authentication processing and a result of detection of the operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communication Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Miyamoto, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Shinichi Fukuda, Yoshihito Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10721002
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transmission/reception device and a transmission/reception method that improves a transmission characteristic in human body communication. The transmission/reception device includes three electrodes including a human body side electrode in contact with a human body, a space side electrode provided on a space side, not the human body side, and a circuit board provided with a circuit. At the time of transmission, a switch between the space side electrode and the circuit board is turned off to make a three-pole electrode configuration having superiority in the transmission characteristic, and each electrode is caused to function as an independent electrode. At the time of reception, the switch between the space side electrode and the circuit board is turned on to electrically short-circuit the space side electrode and the circuit board, to cause the electrodes to function as a two-pole electrode configuration having superiority in the transmission characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Fukuda, Takanori Washiro, Masahiro Uno
  • Publication number: 20200147736
    Abstract: According to the present invention, the operating rate of a machine tool can be increased. Solution is made by a machine tool including a processing chamber surrounded by cover walls to perform processing of a workpiece to be processed, an equerre a part of which is arranged inside the processing chamber, the equerre fixing the workpiece, an opening arranged at a part of the cover walls for access to an inside of the processing chamber, and shutter doors movable between open positions where opening of the opening is performed so that the inside of the processing chamber communicates with an outside of the processing chamber, and closed positions where closing of the opening is performed so that the inside of the processing chamber is isolated from the outside of the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: KIWA MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20200136437
    Abstract: An electronic unit includes: a power receiving section configured to receive electric power fed from a feed unit by using a magnetic field; and a control section configured to perform, when a receiving current supplied from the power receiving section is less than a predetermined threshold current at a time of a light load, current increasing control to increase the receiving current to the threshold current or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Toru Terashima, Keigo Bunsen, Shinichi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10637434
    Abstract: An elastic wave device includes a piezoelectric substrate, an IDT electrode on the piezoelectric substrate, a support member that is provided on the piezoelectric substrate so as to surround the IDT electrode, a cover that covers the support member, via electrodes that penetrate through the support member and the cover, and bumps that are bonded to the via electrodes. The IDT electrode is located in a hollow space that is enclosed by the piezoelectric substrate, the support member and the cover. A protruding portion extends along at least a portion of an outer peripheral edge of a surface of the cover that is on the opposite side from the piezoelectric substrate, and the protruding portion extends in a direction away from the piezoelectric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukuda, Shinichi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10601524
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transmission/reception device, a transmission/reception method, and a program that enable transmission and reception in either a two-pole configuration or a three-pole configuration by switching with the same circuit configuration in human body communication. A first switch that switches, by on or off, connection to a human body side electrode connected to one of transmission drivers each transmitting a signal by a differential output, and a second switch that switches, by on or off, connection to a space side electrode connected to the other are provided, and in the case of the two-pole configuration, the switch to which the electrode is not connected is used by being fixed to off, the switch to which the electrode is connected is turned on at the time of transmission and turned off at the time of reception, and a terminal is grounded to which the electrode is not connected among terminals connected to a reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10567040
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes switch control circuitry configured to determine whether a received signal is for a power receiving operation or a data receiving operation based on a level of a frequency component of the received signal, select the power-reception operation or a data-transmission operation based on the determination, and switch to the power-reception operation or the data-transmission operation based on the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Shinichi Fukuda, Osamu Kozakai, Kenichi Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 10547213
    Abstract: An electronic unit includes: a power receiving section configured to receive electric power fed from a feed unit by using a magnetic field; and a control section configured to perform, when a receiving current supplied from the power receiving section is less than a predetermined threshold current at a time of a light load, current increasing control to increase the receiving current to the threshold current or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Toru Terashima, Keigo Bunsen, Shinichi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20190393967
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transmission/reception device, a transmission/reception method, and a program capable of improving a transmission characteristic in human body communication in both transmission and reception. The transmission/reception device used for human body communication includes three electrodes including a human body side electrode being in contact with a human body as a communication medium, a space side electrode provided on a space side, not a human body side, and a circuit board provided with a circuit. At this time, at the time of transmission, a switch between the space side electrode and the circuit board is turned off to make a three-pole electrode configuration having superiority in the transmission characteristic, and each electrode is caused to function as an independent electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: SHINICHI FUKUDA, TAKANORI WASHIRO, MASAHIRO UNO
  • Patent number: 10432322
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transmission/reception device, a transmission/reception method, and a program capable of improving a transmission characteristic in human body communication in both transmission and reception. The transmission/reception device used for human body communication includes three electrodes including a human body side electrode being in contact with a human body as a communication medium, a space side electrode provided on a space side, not a human body side, and a circuit board provided with a circuit. At this time, at the time of transmission, a switch between the space side electrode and the circuit board is turned off to make a three-pole electrode configuration having superiority in the transmission characteristic, and each electrode is caused to function as an independent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Fukuda, Takanori Washiro, Masahiro Uno