Patents by Inventor Shinichiro Takemoto

Shinichiro Takemoto 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: 20210229748
    Abstract: A body side panel includes a metal panel and plastics that are integrally-molded on the metal panel to reinforce the metal panel. The plastics include a plastic layer formed on a surface of the metal panel and ribs raised from the plastic layer. The ribs have plural straight ribs formed radially from an end edge portion of the metal panel on its outer circumferential side along the surface thereof, and a joint rib jointing the plural straight ribs so as to intersect therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Toshikazu TORIGAKI, Tetsuro NAITO
  • Publication number: 20210206434
    Abstract: Provided is a body side panel including: a hat-like panel member made of a metal; another panel member made of a metal; and a reinforcing member made of a resin. The hat-like panel member includes a cross-sectionally hat-like portion formed of a top portion, edge portions, and intermediate portions coupling the top portion and the edge portions to each other. The cross-sectionally hat-like portion is joined to the other panel member at the edge portions, and forms a closed space cooperatively with the other panel member. The reinforcing member is arranged to be joined to an at least one of the top portion and the intermediate portions in the closed space. The hat-like panel member includes corner parts between the edge portions and the intermediate portions. The other panel member includes corresponding parts which correspond to the corner parts, and a rigidity of the corresponding parts is higher than a rigidity of the corner parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Toshikazu TORIGAKI, Tetsuro NAITO
  • Patent number: 11040479
    Abstract: A structure includes a reinforcing member made up of reinforcing fibers that are impregnated with a resin. The reinforcing member includes a first region and a second region. The first region is formed by irradiating the reinforcing fibers with plasma. The second region is formed by irradiating the reinforcing fibers with a smaller amount of the plasma than the first region. The reinforcing member is provided such that the first region is positioned in a location where more strength is required than the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kono, Shinichiro Takemoto, Hiroshi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20210146647
    Abstract: A method produces a high-pressure gas storage container that includes a liner and a reinforcing layer. The liner houses a high-pressure gas. The reinforcing layer is formed by winding a plurality of strip-shaped reinforcing members around an outer perimeter surface of the liner. The method includes irradiating plasma on at least a portion of the reinforcing fibers, and adjusting an irradiation intensity of the plasma such that an irradiation amount of the plasma with respect to the reinforcing fibers becomes constant in accordance with changes in a transport speed of the reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Hiroshi UCHIDA, Kentaro KONO
  • Patent number: 10940663
    Abstract: A high-pressure gas storage container includes a liner and a reinforcing layer. The liner houses a high-pressure gas. The reinforcing layer is formed by winding a plurality of strip-shaped reinforcing members around an outer perimeter surface of the liner. The reinforcing members are made of a plurality of reinforcing fibers that are impregnated with a resin. At least a portion of the reinforcing fibers is irradiated with plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Takemoto, Hiroshi Uchida, Kentaro Kono
  • Patent number: 10415753
    Abstract: A high-pressure gas container (100) includes an inner layer (11) configured such that high-pressure gas is filled inside, a boss part (13-1, 13-2) provided at least at one position of the inner layer and configured to cause the gas to flow in and out, and an outer layer (12) configured to cover an outer periphery of the inner layer to reinforce the inner layer and having a higher gas barrier property than the inner layer. A gas discharge port (15-1, 15-2) is provided between the boss part and the outer layer, and a gas ventilation part (14) is formed between the inner layer and the outer layer such that the gas having permeated through the inner layer is discharged into atmosphere through the gas discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigetaka Uehara, Shinichiro Takemoto, Hiroshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 10363521
    Abstract: [Problem] The object of the invention is to provide the filter device disposed in the moist fluid passage of the fuel cell system in that, water is not adhered and never remains in the filter and when leaving it under the low temperature after the system stops, blockage by freezing the filter can surely be prevented, and the complex control and the heat source such as heaters for the decompression as conventional is unnecessary, and the filter device is cheap and compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SAGINOMIYA SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Takeda, Kazuhiko Osawa, Daisaku Inamura, Ichiro Okawara, Takatada Usami, Shinichiro Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10260681
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention relates to providing a valve device that, even in a case where the valve device is miniaturized, is capable of preventing a gas discharge valve from malfunctioning in response to the heat generated by an electromagnetic actuator. A valve device 100 includes: an opening and closing valve 130 that is arranged in a gas flow passage 120; and a fusible plug valve 160 that is provided with a valve body 161 operating in response to an increase in temperature of a gas, and discharges the gas to the outside of a high-pressure gas container 20, wherein the valve body of the fusible plug valve is arranged on the upstream side in the gas flow passage than the opening and closing valve on a path through which the gas flows from the supply port 23 of the high-pressure gas container toward the fuel cell 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hanada, Shinichiro Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20190099937
    Abstract: A structure includes a reinforcing member made up of reinforcing fibers that are impregnated with a resin. The reinforcing member includes a first region and a second region. The first region is formed by irradiating the reinforcing fibers with plasma. The second region is formed by irradiating the reinforcing fibers with a smaller amount of the plasma than the first region. The reinforcing member is provided such that the first region is positioned in a location where more strength is required than the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro KONO, Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Hiroshi UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190077109
    Abstract: A high-pressure gas storage container includes a liner and a reinforcing layer. The liner houses a high-pressure gas. The reinforcing layer is formed by winding a plurality of strip-shaped reinforcing members around an outer perimeter surface of the liner. The reinforcing members are made of a plurality of reinforcing fibers that are impregnated with a resin. At least a portion of the reinforcing fibers is irradiated with plasma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Hiroshi UCHIDA, Kentaro KONO
  • Publication number: 20180172207
    Abstract: A high-pressure gas container (100) includes an inner layer (11) configured such that high-pressure gas is filled inside, a boss part (13-1, 13-2) provided at least at one position of the inner layer and configured to cause the gas to flow in and out, and an outer layer (12) configured to cover an outer periphery of the inner layer to reinforce the inner layer and having a higher gas barrier property than the inner layer. A gas discharge port (15-1, 15-2) is provided between the boss part and the outer layer, and a gas ventilation part (14) is formed between the inner layer and the outer layer such that the gas having permeated through the inner layer is discharged into atmosphere through the gas discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigetaka UEHARA, Shinichiro TAKEMOTO, Hiroshi UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 9680167
    Abstract: A system for adjusting temperature of cooling-liquid comprises: a radiator; a cooling-liquid circulation flow-channel; a radiator bypass flow-channel; a thermostat valve; and a valve bypass flow-channel through which the cooling-liquid of the radiator bypass flow-channel is allowed to flow in a predetermined amount even if the thermostat valve is completely closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hayato Chikugo, Michihiko Matsumoto, Tetsuya Aoki, Masato Odashima, Shinichiro Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9620801
    Abstract: An ion exchanger configured to remove an impurity ion of a coolant for cooling a fuel cell, the ion exchanger includes an inflow portion having an inflow path where the coolant enters, a discharge portion having a discharge path for discharging the coolant, an outer casing having an upstream end where the inflow portion is provided and a downstream end where the discharge portion is provided, an inner casing housed inside the outer casing, an outer path formed between the inner casing and the outer casing to cause the inflow path and the discharge path to communicate with each other, and an inner path that is formed inside the inner casing to cause the inflow path and the discharge path to communicate with each other and is configured to enclose an ion exchange resin capable of removing an impurity ion of the coolant. The inner casing has a through-hole that causes the inner path end the outer path to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ROKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Takemoto, Satoshi Shirayanagi
  • Patent number: 8877403
    Abstract: A drainage system for a fuel cell, including a gas-liquid separator configured to separate fuel gas and liquid water from a gas-liquid mixture discharged from the fuel cell, a water tank configured to receive the liquid water separated by the gas-liquid separator, a drain valve in fluid communication with the water tank, the drain valve configured to selectively discharge the liquid water from the water tank, and a control unit configured to selectively open and close the drain valve. The water tank includes a lower portion having a first horizontal cross sectional area and an upper portion having a second horizontal cross sectional area, the first horizontal cross sectional area being smaller than the second horizontal cross sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Takemoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20140248550
    Abstract: An ion exchanger configured to remove an impurity ion of a coolant for cooling a fuel cell, the ion exchanger includes an inflow portion having an inflow path where the coolant enters, a discharge portion having a discharge path for discharging the coolant, an outer casing having an upstream end where the inflow portion is provided and a downstream end where the discharge portion is provided, an inner casing housed inside the outer casing, an outer path formed between the inner casing and the outer casing to cause the inflow path and the discharge path to communicate with each other, and an inner path that is formed inside the inner casing to cause the inflow path and the discharge path to communicate with each other and is configured to enclose an ion exchange resin capable of removing an impurity ion of the coolant. The inner casing has a through-hole that causes the inner path end the outer path to communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: ROKI CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shinichiro Takemoto, Satoshi Shirayanagi
  • Patent number: 8808937
    Abstract: A system includes a radiator side flow path for supplying a coolant which has cooled a fuel cell stack to a radiator, a bypass flow path for allowing the coolant which has cooled the fuel cell stack to bypass the radiator, a thermostat valve for increasing a flow rate of the coolant flowing through the radiator side flow path in a case where the temperature of the coolant is high as compared to a case where the temperature of the coolant is low, and an electric heater for warming up the coolant. The electric heater is controlled based on an outside atmospheric pressure and on the temperature of the coolant such that the temperature of the coolant flowing into the fuel cell stack is raised in a case where the outside atmospheric pressure is high as compared to a case where the outside atmospheric pressure is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Takemoto, Keisuke Wakabayashi, Takahito Osada
  • Publication number: 20140220462
    Abstract: [Problem] The object of the invention is to provide the filter device disposed in the moist fluid passage of the fuel cell system in that, water is not adhered and never remains in the filter and when leaving it under the low temperature after the system stops, blockage by freezing the filter can surely be prevented, and the complex control and the heat source such as heaters for the decompression as conventional is unnecessary, and the filter device is cheap and compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., KABUSHIKI KAISHA SAGINOMIYA SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Takeda, Kazuhiko Osawa, Daisaku Inamura, Ichiro Okawara, Takatada Usami, Shinichiro Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20140147764
    Abstract: A system for adjusting temperature of cooling-liquid comprises: a radiator; a cooling-liquid circulation flow-channel; a radiator bypass flow-channel; a thermostat valve; and a valve bypass flow-channel through which the cooling-liquid of the radiator bypass flow-channel is allowed to flow in a predetermined amount even if the thermostat valve is completely closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Hayato Chikugo, Michihiko Matsumoto, Tetsuya Aoki, Masato Odashima, Shinichiro Takemoto
  • Publication number: 20110159393
    Abstract: A system includes a radiator side flow path (9) for supplying a coolant which has cooled a fuel cell stack (1) to a radiator (5), a bypass flow path (7) for allowing the coolant which has cooled the fuel cell stack (1) to bypass the radiator (5), a thermostat valve (8) for increasing a flow rate of the coolant flowing through the radiator side flow path (9) in a case where the temperature of the coolant is high as compared to a case where the temperature of the coolant is low, and an electric heater (10) for warming up the coolant. The electric heater (10) is controlled based on an outside atmospheric pressure and on the temperature of the coolant such that the temperature of the coolant flowing into the fuel cell stack (1) is raised in a case where the outside atmospheric pressure is high as compared to a case where the outside atmospheric pressure is low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Shinichiro Takemoto, Keisuke Wakabayashi, Takahito Osada
  • Patent number: 7947171
    Abstract: A cartridge-type ion removal filter 15 to remove ions from the cooling liquid in the cooling liquid circulation passage 20 is disposed in the middle of a cooling liquid circulation passage 20 to circulate the cooling liquid between a fuel cell stack 11 and a radiator 12. The ion removal filter 15 is disposed in the cooling liquid circulation passage so that an opening 26b of a vessel main body 26 is in a higher position than the highest level “H” of the cooling liquid in the reservoir tank 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Takemoto