Patents by Inventor Shoji Hashimoto

Shoji Hashimoto 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: 10222281
    Abstract: A force detection apparatus includes a substrate and a force transmission block. The substrate includes: a high-sensitive mesa gauge that is provided on a main surface, extends in a first direction to produce a relatively large change of an electric resistance in accordance with compressive stress, and includes a top surface; a low-sensitive mesa gauge that is provided on the main surface, extends in a second direction to produce a relatively small change of an electric resistance, and includes a top surface; and a mesa lead that is provided on the main surface, extends in a third direction, and includes a top surface. The force transmission block contacts the top surface of the high-sensitive mesa gauge and the top surface of the low-sensitive mesa gauge, and is non-contact with at least a part of the top surface of the mesa lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Mizuno, Rie Taguchi, Shoji Hashimoto, Yoshie Ohira, Takashi Katsumata, Kouhei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9903789
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a diaphragm, a coupling portion coupled to the diaphragm, and two pressure receiving elements. Each pressure receiving element outputs an output signal that changes according to the temperature and the pressure applied to a pressure receiving surface and has an output characteristic that represents the relationship of the output signal to the pressure and the temperature. The two pressure receiving elements have the same output characteristics. The pressure receiving surface of one of the two pressure receiving elements is connected to the diaphragm through the coupling portion, and the pressure receiving surface of the other pressure receiving element is disconnected from the diaphragm. The pressure sensor outputs a signal that is in accordance with the difference between voltages of the two pressure receiving elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Takemoto, Yuji Nishibe, Kentaro Mizuno, Shoji Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9806408
    Abstract: An antenna of the present invention includes a laminate body including a conductor core, an insulator layer, and a conductor pattern. The conductor pattern is a conductor layer formed of a conducting body disposed on a radially outer side of the insulator layer. The conductor core and the conductor pattern are connected to each other in such a manner that a current is made to flow in a direction from the conductor core to the conductor pattern or in a direction opposite thereto so as to coincide with a power supply direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SK-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiro Sugimura, Kazuo Ogata, Shoji Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20170102274
    Abstract: A force detection apparatus includes a substrate and a force transmission block. The substrate includes: a high-sensitive mesa gauge that is provided on a main surface, extends in a first direction to produce a relatively large change of an electric resistance in accordance with compressive stress, and includes a top surface; a low-sensitive mesa gauge that is provided on the main surface, extends in a second direction to produce a relatively small change of an electric resistance, and includes a top surface; and a mesa lead that is provided on the main surface, extends in a third direction, and includes a top surface. The force transmission block contacts the top surface of the high-sensitive mesa gauge and the top surface of the low-sensitive mesa gauge, and is non-contact with at least a part of the top surface of the mesa lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Kentaro MIZUNO, Rie TAGUCHI, Shoji HASHIMOTO, Yoshie OHIRA, Takashi KATSUMATA, Kouhei YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20160238485
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a diaphragm, a coupling portion coupled to the diaphragm, and two pressure receiving elements. Each pressure receiving element outputs an output signal that changes according to the temperature and the pressure applied to a pressure receiving surface and has an output characteristic that represents the relationship of the output signal to the pressure and the temperature. The two pressure receiving elements have the same output characteristics. The pressure receiving surface of one of the two pressure receiving elements is connected to the diaphragm through the coupling portion, and the pressure receiving surface of the other pressure receiving element is disconnected from the diaphragm. The pressure sensor outputs a signal that is in accordance with the difference between voltages of the two pressure receiving elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiharu TAKEMOTO, Yuji NISHIBE, Kentaro MIZUNO, Shoji HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9325271
    Abstract: In a parallel running control apparatus for an inverter generator A having a first, second and third inverters each connected to three windings wound around an alternator driven by an engine and converts alternating current outputted therefrom to direct/alternating current to output alternating current, and first, second and third controllers to control turning ON/OFF of the switching elements, and the inverter generator A is configured to run in parallel with at least one inverter generator B which is configured to be same as the inverter generator A to output a three-phase alternating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Hashimoto, Kazufumi Muronoi, Maodao Fu, Yasunori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150380808
    Abstract: An antenna of the present invention includes a laminate body including a conductor core, an insulator layer, and a conductor pattern. The conductor pattern is a conductor layer formed of a conducting body disposed on a radially outer side of the insulator layer. The conductor core and the conductor pattern are connected to each other in such a manner that a current is made to flow in a direction from the conductor core to the conductor pattern or in a direction opposite thereto so as to coincide with a power supply direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Shiro Sugimura, Kazuo Ogata, Shoji Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9086044
    Abstract: In a start control apparatus for an engine generator having a booster adapted to boost an output of a battery, there is provided an engine starter adapted to supply the boosted battery output to an output winding as a motor current to start the engine, and it is configured to determine whether a position of the piston is before a top dead center (TDC) when the motor current is to be supplied to the winding, and the motor current is increased by an increment when the piston position of the engine is determined to be before the TDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Hashimoto, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 9077207
    Abstract: In a parallel running control apparatus for inverter generator A having first, second and third inverters adapted convert alternating current outputted from windings wound around an alternator into direct/alternating current by driving switching elements, and CPUs to control turning ON/OFF of the switching elements, it is configured so that the generator A runs in parallel with at least one inverter generator B, which is configured to be same as the inverter generator A, to output a three-phase alternating current, and one of the CPU determines that the generator B was stopped when at least one of phase differences between a phase of an output from the first inverter and phases of outputs from the second and third inverters becomes greater than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Hashimoto, Yoichi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 8766603
    Abstract: In a control apparatus for an inverter generator having a first, second and third windings wound around an alternator driven by an engine, and first, second and third inverters adapted to convert alternating current outputted from the first, second and third windings into direct current and invert the converted direct current into single-phase alternating current in a desired frequency so as to supply to the electric load, there is provided with an actuator (stepper motor) to open and close a throttle valve of the engine, and it is configured to detect output powers (effective powers) of the first, second and third inverters, to determine a target engine speed based on the detected output powers, and to control an operation of the actuator so that the engine speed converges at the determined target engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoji Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8638003
    Abstract: In an inverter generator having a first, second and third inverters, a first, second and third controllers adapted to control turning ON/OFF of switching elements thereof and to operate the first inverter as a master inverter and the second and third inverters as slave inverters, a three-phase output terminal, a single-phase output terminal, and an engine control section adapted to send an output of a selector switch to the first controller and so on, thereby outputting three-phase or single-phase AC through control of turning ON/OFF of the switching elements, so that the outputs from the first, second and third inverters become in the three-phase or single-phase AC in response to the output of the selector switch making the output from the first inverter as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Hashimoto, Maodao Fu, Kazufumi Muronoi
  • Patent number: 8618681
    Abstract: In a control apparatus for an inverter generator having a generator unit driven by an engine, a converter connected to the generator unit to convert an alternating current from the generator unit to a direct current, and an inverter connected to the converter to invert the direct current from the converter to an alternating current and output it to an electric load, it is configured to detect an overload condition based on the alternating current from the inverter to the electric load; stop outputting from the inverter to the electric load with the engine being kept operating when the overload condition is detected; output a release command to release a stop condition where the outputting to the electric load is stopped upon manipulation by an operator; and restart the outputting to the electric load by releasing the stop condition when the release command is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Yamamura, Shoji Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20120291739
    Abstract: In a start control apparatus for an engine generator having a booster adapted to boost an output of a battery, there is provided an engine starter adapted to supply the boosted battery output to an output winding as a motor current to start the engine, and it is configured to determine whether a position of the piston is before a top dead center (TDC) when the motor current is to be supplied to the winding, and the motor current is increased by an increment when the piston position of the engine is determined to be before the TDC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji HASHIMOTO, Ryuichi KIMATA
  • Publication number: 20120293140
    Abstract: In a control apparatus for an inverter generator having a first, second and third windings wound around an alternator driven by an engine, and first, second and third inverters adapted to convert alternating current outputted from the first, second and third windings into direct current and invert the converted direct current into single-phase alternating current in a desired frequency so as to supply to the electric load, there is provided with an actuator (stepper motor) to open and close a throttle valve of the engine, and it is configured to detect output powers (effective powers) of the first, second and third inverters, to determine a target engine speed based on the detected output powers, and to control an operation of the actuator so that the engine speed converges at the determined target engine speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoji Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20120294050
    Abstract: In an inverter generator having a first, second and third inverters, a first, second and third controllers adapted to control turning ON/OFF of switching elements thereof and to operate the first inverter as a master inverter and the second and third inverters as slave inverters, a three-phase output terminal, a single-phase output terminal, and an engine control section adapted to send an output of a selector switch to the first controller and so on, thereby outputting three-phase or single-phase AC through control of turning ON/OFF of the switching elements, so that the outputs from the first, second and third inverters become in the three-phase or single-phase AC in response to the output of the selector switch making the output from the first inverter as a reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Hashimoto, Maodao Fu, Kazufumi Muronoi
  • Publication number: 20120294049
    Abstract: In a parallel running control apparatus for an inverter generator A having a first, second and third inverters each connected to three windings wound around an alternator driven by an engine and converts alternating current outputted therefrom to direct/alternating current to output alternating current, and first, second and third controllers to control turning ON/OFF of the switching elements, and the inverter generator A is configured to run in parallel with at least one inverter generator B which is configured to be same as the inverter generator A to output a three-phase alternating current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Hashimoto, Kazufumi Muronoi, Maodao Fu, Yasunori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120292920
    Abstract: In a control apparatus for an inverter generator having a generator unit driven by an engine, a converter connected to the generator unit to convert an alternating current from the generator unit to a direct current, and an inverter connected to the converter to invert the direct current from the converter to an alternating current and output it to an electric load, it is configured to detect an overload condition based on the alternating current from the inverter to the electric load; stop outputting from the inverter to the electric load with the engine being kept operating when the overload condition is detected; output a release command to release a stop condition where the outputting to the electric load is stopped upon manipulation by an operator; and restart the outputting to the electric load by releasing the stop condition when the release command is outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Yamamura, Shoji Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20120293004
    Abstract: In a parallel running control apparatus for inverter generator A having first, second and third inverters adapted convert alternating current outputted from windings wound around an alternator into direct/alternating current by driving switching elements, and CPUs to control turning ON/OFF of the switching elements, it is configured so that the generator A runs in parallel with at least one inverter generator B, which is configured to be same as the inverter generator A, to output a three-phase alternating current, and one of the CPU determines that the generator B was stopped when at least one of phase differences between a phase of an output from the first inverter and phases of outputs from the second and third inverters becomes greater than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Hashimoto, Yoichi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 8240287
    Abstract: Operation management apparatus includes a control section for controlling operation of an internal combustion engine, a storage section for storing data of an integrated operating time of the engine monitored by the control section, and a display section capable of displaying not only operating states of the engine but also an integrated operating time of the internal combustion engine. The control section controls the display section to make a blinking display with a predetermined number of blinks, corresponding to the integrated operating time, at predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Hashimoto, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 8232777
    Abstract: In an inverter generator having an engine generator unit generating alternating current, a converter converting the alternating current to direct current, an inverter that converts the direct current to alternating current, an inverter driver that drives switching elements with a PWM signal generated using a reference sine wave of a desired output voltage waveform and a carrier and makes the alternating current to the alternating current of a predetermined frequency, the alternating current supplied to an electrical load is detected, gains Gn (n: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, . . . m) of n-th harmonics of the reference sine wave and amplitudes An are calculated from the detected current, and the reference sine wave is corrected by a sum obtained by the calculated gains and amplitudes. With this, the reference sine wave is accurately corrected to reliably remove harmonic distortion components from the output voltage waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Hashimoto, Kazufumi Muronoi