Patents by Inventor Shinji Mikami

Shinji Mikami 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: 10933735
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle capable of suppressing the inflow of an overcurrent from a rotating electrical machine to a battery side as a result of a reverse voltage generated when the rotating electrical machine is operated as an electric power generator. A control device controls a switch disposed between a battery and an inverter to an OFF state if an abnormality is detected in a motor or the inverter. At this time, the control device controls a switch disposed between the battery on the one hand and auxiliary equipment and a motor on the other hand to an ON state, causing the vehicle to continue to run using the motor or an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Mikami
  • Publication number: 20200317059
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle capable of suppressing the inflow of an overcurrent from a rotating electrical machine to a battery side as a result of a reverse voltage generated when the rotating electrical machine is operated as an electric power generator. A control device controls a switch disposed between a battery and an inverter to an OFF state if an abnormality is detected in a motor or the inverter. At this time, the control device controls a switch disposed between the battery on the one hand and auxiliary equipment and a motor on the other hand to an ON state, causing the vehicle to continue to run using the motor or an engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Shinji MIKAMI
  • Patent number: 10220832
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a rotary electric machine, an internal combustion engine, a temperature sensor, and a limiter. The rotary electric machine generates power to move the vehicle. The internal combustion engine is started by the rotary electric machine to generate power to move the vehicle. The temperature sensor detects temperature of the rotary electric machine or of a drive circuit for the rotary electric machine. The limiter restricts the power generated by the rotary electric machine if the temperature is higher than a first threshold temperature. The start prohibitor prohibits the rotary electric machine from starting the internal combustion engine if the temperature is higher than a second threshold temperature which is higher than the first threshold temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Yamashiro, Shinji Mikami
  • Patent number: 10177966
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes electronic controllers and first and second communications networks. The electronic controllers control a vehicle including an internal combustion engine and a drive motor. The electronic controllers include a management controller to manage travel control of the vehicle and a motor drive controller to control the drive motor. The first and second communications networks connect the electronic controllers together. The electronic controllers communicate via the first and second communications networks. The motor drive controller is configured to stop the drive motor when it is determined that a fault has occurred in the first communications network and configured to transmit information indicating that the fault has occurred in the first communications network to the management controller via the second communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kurauchi, Shinji Mikami, Yasuhiro Ohara, Yoichi Yamashiro, Yoshikazu Fujimoto, Shintaro Mito
  • Patent number: 9944280
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: multiple control units which controls operation of a vehicle including an internal combustion engine, a first electric motor connected to the internal combustion engine, and a second electric motor; and a network connected to the control units such that the control units perform communication with each other. The control units include a first control unit which controls the internal combustion engine, a second control unit which controls the first motor, and a third control unit which controls the second motor, and each detect abnormality in communication via the network among the control units. Upon detection of abnormality in communication between the second control unit and the other control units via the network, the first control unit stops operation of the internal combustion engine, and the third control unit performs control such that the second motor outputs power for the vehicle to travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Mikami, Yoichi Yamashiro, Yoshikazu Fujimoto, Shintaro Mito, Yasuhiro Ohara
  • Publication number: 20170334437
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: multiple control units which controls operation of a vehicle including an internal combustion engine, a first electric motor connected to the internal combustion engine, and a second electric motor; and a network connected to the control units such that the control units perform communi cati on with each other. The control units include a first control unit which controls the internal combustion engine, a second control unit which controls the first motor, and a third control unit which controls the second motor, and each detect abnormality in communication via the network among the control units. Upon detection of abnormality in communication between the second control unit and the other control units via the network, the first control unit stops operation of the internal combustion engine, and the third control unit performs control such that the second motor outputs power for the vehicle to travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Mikami, Yoichi Yamashiro, Yoshikazu Fujimoto, Shintaro Mito, Yasuhiro Ohara
  • Publication number: 20170282903
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a rotary electric machine, an internal combustion engine, a temperature sensor, and a limiter. The rotary electric machine generates power to move the vehicle. The internal combustion engine is started by the rotary electric machine to generate power to move the vehicle. The temperature sensor detects temperature of the rotary electric machine or of a drive circuit for the rotary electric machine. The limiter restricts the power generated by the rotary electric machine if the temperature is higher than a first threshold temperature. The start prohibitor prohibits the rotary electric machine from starting the internal combustion engine if the temperature is higher than a second threshold temperature which is higher than the first threshold temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi YAMASHIRO, Shinji MIKAMI
  • Publication number: 20170288951
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes electronic controllers and first and second communications networks. The electronic controllers control a vehicle including an internal combustion engine and a drive motor. The electronic controllers include a management controller to manage travel control of the vehicle and a motor drive controller to control the drive motor. The first and second communications networks connect the electronic controllers together. The electronic controllers communicate via the first and second communications networks. The motor drive controller is configured to stop the drive motor when it is determined that a fault has occurred in the first communications network and configured to transmit information indicating that the fault has occurred in the first communications network to the management controller via the second communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi KURAUCHI, Shinji MIKAMI, Yasuhiro OHARA, Yoichi YAMASHIRO, Yoshikazu FUJIMOTO, Shintaro MITO
  • Patent number: 9126467
    Abstract: A variable damping force member is used in a vehicle suspension device and the damping force of which can be changed. The variable damping force member is equipped with a piston which is slidably housed in a cylinder filled with a fluid and which divides the cylinder into a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber, and has fluid passages connecting the first and second fluid passages. A valve member is provided in the piston for blocking the fluid passages, and for opening the fluid passages when the piston slides. A piezoelectric body is connected to the valve member, and pushes the valve member towards the fluid passages when voltage is applied. A bellows is arranged on the valve member so as to seal the piezoelectric body from the fluid, and the bellows biases the piston in the direction in which the piezoelectric body is constricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gakuyo Fujimoto, Shinji Mikami
  • Publication number: 20150118847
    Abstract: In an imprint method of an embodiment, in the imprinting of an imprint shot including an outermost peripheral region of a substrate where resist is not desired to be entered at the time of imprinting, light curing the resist is applied to a light irradiation region with a predetermined width including a boundary between the outermost peripheral region and a pattern formation region more inside than the outermost peripheral region, whereby the resist which is to enter inside the outermost peripheral region is cured. Then, light curing the resist filled in a template pattern is applied onto a template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Shinji Mikami
  • Patent number: 8946093
    Abstract: In an imprint method of an embodiment, in the imprinting of an imprint shot including an outermost peripheral region of a substrate where resist is not desired to be entered at the time of imprinting, light curing the resist is applied to a light irradiation region with a predetermined width including a boundary between the outermost peripheral region and a pattern formation region more inside than the outermost peripheral region, whereby the resist which is to enter inside the outermost peripheral region is cured. Then, light curing the resist filled in a template pattern is applied onto a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shinji Mikami
  • Patent number: 8740377
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide an imprint recipe creating device comprising first to fifth creation units. The first creation unit creates inside-standard-shot information by use of filling amount information and residual film thickness information. The second creation unit creates first inside-substrate-surface information by use of shot position information, edge information, and the inside-standard-shot information. The third creation unit creates first correction information by use of unevenness information indicating unevenness in a substrate and unevenness distribution information indicating variations in depth of the unevenness inside the substrate surface. The fourth creation unit creates second correction information by use of post-process information indicating the variations in processing size. The fifth creation unit synthesizes the first inside-substrate-surface information, the first correction information and the second correction information, to create second inside-substrate-surface information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinji Mikami, Ryoichi Inanami
  • Publication number: 20140138197
    Abstract: A variable damping force member is used in a vehicle suspension device and the damping force of which can be changed. The variable damping force member is equipped with a piston which is slidably housed in a cylinder filled with a fluid and which divides the cylinder into a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber, and has fluid passages connecting the first and second fluid passages. A valve member is provided in the piston for blocking the fluid passages, and for opening the fluid passages when the piston slides. A piezoelectric body is connected to the valve member, and pushes the valve member towards the fluid passages when voltage is applied. A bellows is arranged on the valve member so as to seal the piezoelectric body from the fluid, and the bellows biases the piston in the direction in which the piezoelectric body is constricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gakuyo Fujimoto, Shinji Mikami
  • Patent number: 8647106
    Abstract: A template formed of an optically-transparent material according to an embodiment includes a contact surface which contacts a resist material, a concave portion for resist pattern formed on the contact surface in which the resist material is filled and cured so as to form a resist pattern part, and a concave portion for alignment mark formed on the contact surface which is used for an optical alignment of the template, includes an opening and a bottom portion and has a shape that an area of the opening is larger than that of the bottom portion or a shape that a depth thereof is deeper than that of the concave portion for resist pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ryoichi Inanami, Shinji Mikami, Takuya Kono
  • Patent number: 8550801
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an imprint apparatus includes a template holding part configured to hold a template for imprint. The apparatus further includes a template moving part configured to move the template to press the template onto a light curing resin on a transfer target substrate or to demold the template from the light curing resin. The apparatus further includes a light source configured to irradiate the light curing resin with light to cure the light curing resin. The apparatus further includes a demold control part configured to control a demold speed or a demold angle of the template, based on a position of a shot region from which the template is to be demolded, when demolding the template from the light curing resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yohko Furutono, Shinji Mikami, Masayuki Hatano, Tetsuro Nakasugi
  • Publication number: 20130207288
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the imprinting apparatus of the embodiment provides an irradiation part, a pattern slippage quantity-detecting part, and a control part. The irradiation part fills the resist, which is dropped as a transfer material on the substrate to be treated, in the template pattern and cures the resist by irradiating the curing light. The pattern slippage quantity-detecting part detects the pattern slippage quantity between the substrate to be treated and the template. The control part controls the irradiation part so as to irradiate intermittently the curing light to each shot and revises the position relation between the substrate to be treated and the template so as to dissolve the pattern slippage between the substrate to be treated and the template based on the pattern slippage quantity detected during stopping of the curing light irradiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Shinji MIKAMI
  • Patent number: 8485624
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a droplet dispensing control method includes detecting an amount of positional deviation between a stage on which a substrate is mounted and a template as a template positional deviation amount and detecting an amount of positional deviation between a movement direction of the stage and a nozzle array direction as a nozzle positional deviation amount. The method further includes calculating a stage movement direction correction value and an ejection timing correction value of the imprint material as correction values for eliminating the positional deviation of the landing position of the imprint material. The method further includes controlling the movement direction of the stage using the stage movement direction correction value and controlling the ejection timing of the imprint material using the ejection timing correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinji Mikami, Ikuo Yoneda
  • Patent number: 8480946
    Abstract: An imprint method, in which pattern forming is performed by having a light curable material applied on a sample face of a substrate being a processing target hardened by being exposed to light in a state where the light curable material and a pattern formed surface of a template contact each other, the pattern formed surface having a concave-convex pattern formed thereon; wherein in one exposure performed with respect to a predetermined shot of the light curable material, an exposure amount at a light curable material on a first region which contacts a pattern formed region including the concave-convex pattern of the template is greater than an exposure amount at a light curable material on a second region which at least contacts a part of a pattern periphery region of the template, the pattern periphery region existing in a periphery of the pattern formed region of the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinji Mikami, Ikuo Yoneda
  • Publication number: 20130078820
    Abstract: In an imprint method of an embodiment, in the imprinting of an imprint shot including an outermost peripheral region of a substrate where resist is not desired to be entered at the time of imprinting, light curing the resist is applied to a light irradiation region with a predetermined width including a boundary between the outermost peripheral region and a pattern formation region more inside than the outermost peripheral region, whereby the resist which is to enter inside the outermost peripheral region is cured. Then, light curing the resist filled in a template pattern is applied onto a template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Shinji MIKAMI
  • Patent number: RE47271
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide an imprint recipe creating device comprising first to fifth creation units. The first creation unit creates inside-standard-shot information by use of filling amount information and residual film thickness information. The second creation unit creates first inside-substrate-surface information by use of shot position information, edge information, and the inside-standard-shot information. The third creation unit creates first correction information by use of unevenness information indicating unevenness in a substrate and unevenness distribution information indicating variations in depth of the unevenness inside the substrate surface. The fourth creation unit creates second correction information by use of post-process information indicating the variations in processing size. The fifth creation unit synthesizes the first inside-substrate-surface information, the first correction information and the second correction information, to create second inside-substrate-surface information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Mikami, Ryoichi Inanami