Patents by Inventor Shinji Kinoshita

Shinji Kinoshita 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: 10547062
    Abstract: To provide a polymer electrolyte fuel cell having a high cell voltage. A polymer electrolyte fuel cell 1 comprising a membrane/electrode assembly 10 having a cathode catalyst layer 20, an anode catalyst layer 22 and a polymer electrolyte membrane 24 disposed between the cathode catalyst layer 20 and the anode catalyst layer 22, a porous first separator 12 disposed on the cathode catalyst layer 20 side of the membrane/electrode assembly 10, a second separator 18 disposed on the anode catalyst layer 22 side of the membrane/electrode assembly 10; and a cathode interlayer 14 disposed between the cathode catalyst layer 20 and the first separator 12 so as to be in direct contact with them, wherein the cathode interlayer 14 contains carbon fibers having an average fiber diameter of from 30 to 300 nm and an ion exchange resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Tanuma, Shinji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10531988
    Abstract: A laminated film includes a polylactic acid-based resin layer and one or more acetylated hyaluronic acid layers laminated on a side of the polylactic acid-based resin layer, is highly flexible and easy to handle and, when stuck to an adherend with curved surface, the laminated film has excellent followability, adhesiveness and coating properties to the adherend, since the acetylated hyaluronic acid layer(s) can be removed easily with an aqueous solution from the polylactic acid-based resin layer in a thin film shape. The acetylated hyaluronic acid and the polylactic acid-based resin are biodegradable and, therefore, the laminated film is highly compatible with skin and organs such as visceral organs. The laminated film is optimally usable as a dermal material for external application such as a wound coating material, an adhesion inhibitor and skin care articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc., NANOTHETA CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Motonori Hochi, Yuki Sekido, Akihiro Saito, Shinji Takeoka, Shinya Ohtsubo, Akinari Hinoki, Manabu Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20190322181
    Abstract: The number of opportunities where external charging of a vehicle parked in a residential parking space or a charging station in a predetermined period is available is counted as the number of opportunities, and the number of times of the external charging performed in the opportunities in the same predetermined period is counted as the number of times of charging. The number of times of charging is then divided by the number of opportunities to calculate and store a charging frequency. Since the charging frequency is a ratio of the number of times that the external charging was performed to the number of opportunities where the external charging is available in the predetermined period, the ratio is used as an index that can offer more accurate determination regarding an external charging utilization status. As a result, various processing to promote external charging are executed more properly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji ICHIKAWA, Hiroaki TAKEUCHI, Ryuta ISHIDA, Hiroaki ARAKAWA, Shigeki KINOMURA, Keita HASHIMOTO, Akio UOTANI, Kazuyuki KAGAWA, Yusuke KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10407081
    Abstract: A utilization index IDX is calculated based on one or more parameters (the number of times of charging/the number of trips, total battery charger connection time/total vehicle stop time, total EV traveling distance/total HV traveling distance, total EV traveling time/total HV traveling time, total EV traveling distance/total traveling distance, total EV traveling time/total traveling time, total charge amount/total fuel supply quantity) obtained based on a ratio of an EV traveling utilization level to an HV traveling utilization level or a total traveling utilization level, and the utilization index IDX is stored. Since the utilization index IDX is calculated such that as each parameter is larger, utilization of charging of a battery by a battery charger is performed more sufficiently. Accordingly, the utilization index IDX can be used as an index that offers more accurate determination regarding a utilization status of the battery charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shigeki Kinomura, Keita Hashimoto, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10384549
    Abstract: The number of opportunities where external charging of a vehicle parked in a residential parking space or a charging station in a predetermined period is available is counted as the number of opportunities, and the number of times of the external charging performed in the opportunities in the same predetermined period is counted as the number of times of charging. The number of times of charging is then divided by the number of opportunities to calculate and store a charging frequency. Since the charging frequency is a ratio of the number of times that the external charging was performed to the number of opportunities where the external charging is available in the predetermined period, the ratio is used as an index that can offer more accurate determination regarding an external charging utilization status. As a result, various processing to promote external charging are executed more properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shigeki Kinomura, Keita Hashimoto, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20190206387
    Abstract: An output device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor obtains an utterance command and an action command, analyzes an utterance content of the utterance command inputted after an action performed in response to the action command, modifies the action command based on a result of the analysis, and outputs the modified action command and the utterance command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kaoru Kinoshita, Masayoshi Shimizu, Shinji Kanda
  • Patent number: 10336251
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a fuel tank, a motor, a battery, a charger, and a notification mechanism. The battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. The charger is configured to carry out external charging that charges the battery by use of electric power from an external power source. The notification mechanism is configured to notify, to an outside of the vehicle, information on a use index indicative of a degree of use of external charging in a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shinji Ichikawa, Keita Hashimoto, Shigeki Kinomura, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10328816
    Abstract: When a use index indicative of a degree of use of external charging is less than a threshold, an electronic control unit determines that the degree of use of external charging is low, and executes a charging guide control to promote the use of external charging at the time of parking at a battery charging point, such as at home or in a battery charging station, where the external charging is performable. Hereby, it is possible to promote a driver to use external charging at the time of parking at the battery charging point. As a result, the use of external charging can be promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shigeki Kinomura, Keita Hashimoto, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10328854
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a fuel tank, a motor, a battery, a charger, and a notification mechanism. The battery is configured to supply electric power to the motor. The charger is configured to carry out external charging that charges the battery by use of electric power from an external power source. The notification mechanism is configured to notify, to an outside of the vehicle, information on a use index indicative of a degree of use of external charging in a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shinji Ichikawa, Keita Hashimoto, Shigeki Kinomura, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10311653
    Abstract: A use index IDX indicative of a degree of use of external charging is calculated and transmitted to a vehicle external system. The vehicle external system provides a service or imposes a penalty based on the use index IDX. In a case where the degree of use of external charging is determined to be low based on the use index IDX, if the vehicle external system provides a non-preferential service or imposes a heavy penalty as compared with a case where the degree of use of external charging is determined to be high, a driver or an owner of a vehicle takes an action by which the use index is determined to indicate a high degree of use of external charging. As a result, the use of external charging can be promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Hashimoto, Ryuta Ishida, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Hiroaki Arakawa, Shinji Ichikawa, Shigeki Kinomura, Akio Uotani, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10283800
    Abstract: To provide a liquid composition capable of forming a catalyst layer that is excellent in resistance to hydrogen peroxide and peroxide radicals, can further increase the output voltage of a membrane/electrode assembly, and can maintain a high output voltage for a long period of time; a method for its production; and a membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell using said liquid composition. Provided is a liquid composition to be used for forming a catalyst layer constituting an electrode of a membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, wherein the liquid composition comprises a liquid medium, a fluoropolymer (H) having sulfonic acid groups and ring structures, and trivalent or tetravalent cerium ions, and the content of the trivalent or tetravalent cerium ions is from 1.6 to 23.3 mol % to the sulfonic acid groups (100 mol %).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Takumi Okuyama, Satoru Hommura, Shinji Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20190103789
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for producing a stator for motors, and a stator for motors with which heat deformation due to laser irradiation at the time of forming a non-magnetic region can be reduced. A method for producing a stator for motors includes an unmagnetizing step of forming a non-magnetic region in a magnetic sheet material, and a working step of working a part of the non-magnetic region in the magnetic sheet material so as to form a hole for a rotor of a motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kosuke YAMAMOTO, Shinji KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10193425
    Abstract: A stepping motor includes a one-piece stator integrally molded by using a Fe—Ni alloy plate through machining, a rotor accommodating through-hole, and in which a magnetic path is disposed around the rotor accommodating through-hole. A rotor is rotatably arranged inside the rotor accommodating through-hole. A magnetic core is connected to the stator, and a coil is wound on the magnetic core. A Cr-diffusion region having a molten-solidified portion of Cr is diffused in the Fe—Ni alloy stator in a portion of the magnetic path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Kosuke Yamamoto, Shinji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10146186
    Abstract: A stepping motor includes a rotor that is used in rotating an indicating hand, and a stator that configures a magnetic path, that is made of an alloy containing Fe, Ni, and Cr, and in which a Cr-diffusion region whose Cr-concentration is 14 mass % or greater is disposed in a portion whose cross-sectional area in the magnetic path is smaller than a cross-sectional area of other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Kosuke Yamamoto, Shinji Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20170108833
    Abstract: A stepping motor includes a rotor that is used in rotating an indicating hand, and a stator that configures a magnetic path, that is made of an alloy containing Fe, Ni, and Cr, and in which a Cr-diffusion region whose Cr-concentration is 14 mass % or greater is disposed in a portion whose cross-sectional area in the magnetic path is smaller than a cross-sectional area of other portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Kosuke YAMAMOTO, Shinji KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20160293987
    Abstract: To provide a liquid composition capable of forming a catalyst layer that is excellent in resistance to hydrogen peroxide and peroxide radicals, can further increase the output voltage of a membrane/electrode assembly, and can maintain a high output voltage for a long period of time; a method for its production; and a membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell using said liquid composition. Provided is a liquid composition to be used for forming a catalyst layer constituting an electrode of a membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, wherein the liquid composition comprises a liquid medium, a fluoropolymer (H) having sulfonic acid groups and ring structures, and trivalent or tetravalent cerium ions, and the content of the trivalent or tetravalent cerium ions is from 1.6 to 23.3 mol % to the sulfonic acid groups (100 mol %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takumi OKUYAMA, Satoru HOMMURA, Shinji KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20160209812
    Abstract: There is provided a stepping motor including a stator that is integrally molded by using a Fe—Ni alloy plate through machining, that has a rotor accommodating through-hole, and in which a magnetic path is disposed around the rotor accommodating through-hole, a rotor that is rotatably arranged inside the rotor accommodating through-hole, and a coil that is disposed in the stator. A Cr-diffusion region having a molten-solidified portion of Cr is formed in a portion of the magnetic path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kosuke Yamamoto, Shinji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9356499
    Abstract: An electromagnetic generator includes a magnet assembly having permanent magnets magnetized in a direction of stacking so that surfaces thereof corresponding to the same pole face each other. A solenoid coil is positioned around the magnet assembly so that a position of the solenoid coil relative to the magnet assembly can be changed. Holding parts hold the solenoid coil so that a center of the solenoid coil in a winding axis direction corresponds to a plane position where the surfaces of the permanent magnets corresponding to the same pole face each other at a stop position. Repulsive magnets generate magnetic repulsive forces that maintain the magnet assembly separated from the repulsive magnets. A length of an end face of each permanent magnet in a direction perpendicular to the winding axis direction is equal to or larger than double a length of the permanent magnet in the winding axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Shinji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9118043
    Abstract: To provide a membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, which is capable of providing high power generation performance even under a low humidity condition and has sufficient mechanical strength and dimensional stability, and which has an excellent durability even in an environment where moistening and drying are repeated, and a polymer electrolyte fuel cell which is capable of providing high power generation performance even under a low humidity condition. A membrane/electrode assembly 10 is used, which comprises a cathode 20 having a catalyst layer 22, an anode 30 having a catalyst layer 32, and a polymer electrolyte membrane 40 interposed between the catalyst layer 22 of the cathode 20 and the catalyst layer 32 of the anode 30, wherein at least one of the cathode 20 and the anode 30 further has a reinforcing layer 26 comprising a porous sheet-form reinforcing material made of a polymer, and an electrically conductive fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Shinji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8999434
    Abstract: A process is provided whereby a membrane/electrode assembly for polymer electrolyte fuel cells whereby a high output voltage is obtainable within a wide range of current densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Asahi Glass Company, Limited, Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimoda, Hirokazu Wakabayashi, Shinji Kinoshita, Toshihiro Tanuma, Hideki Nakagawa