Patents by Inventor Tadashi Matsumoto

Tadashi Matsumoto 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: 20210041893
    Abstract: A platooning system for causing multiple vehicles to travel in a platoon includes: a management device configured to set an order of the vehicles in the platoon; a transmission device mounted on each vehicle and configured to transmit driving information regarding a driving state of the vehicle; a reception device mounted on each vehicle and configured to receive the driving information of at least one of the vehicles; and a control device mounted on each vehicle and configured to control an operation of the vehicle based on the driving information, wherein the management device is configured to arrange the vehicles from a front end to a rear end with respect to a travel direction in an ascending order of driving performances of the vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsumoto, Yoshimitsu Ishida, Koji Aoki, Yuichi Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20210031769
    Abstract: A following target identification system is used for identifying a following target of a moving object configured to move autonomously. The following target identification system includes: a portable information generation terminal having a wireless communication function and configured to generate following target information about a movement of the following target in a state where the information generation terminal is carried by the following target; a communication unit included in the moving object and configured to receive the following target information sent from the information generation terminal via wireless communication with the information generation terminal; and a following control unit included in the moving object and configured to determine a position of the following target based on the following target information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventor: Tadashi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10908531
    Abstract: Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Matsumoto, Tsukuru Kai, Hiroshi Hosokawa, Makoto Komatsu, Tadashi Hayakawa, Yuzuru Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10781305
    Abstract: Provided is an ECTFE resin composition that is superior in transparency and resistant to yellowing for an extended period of time. The ECTFE resin composition generates a smaller amount of acidic gases, for example, when it is extrusion molded at high temperature. It is an ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer resin composition including a bisphenol-based antioxidant. It is preferably an ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer resin composition additionally including a phosphorus-based antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mutsumi Matsumoto, Tadashi Sawasato
  • Patent number: 10683910
    Abstract: With respect to a relation between an amount of axial displacement of a first bearing as well as an amount of axial displacement of a second bearing relative to an axial force generated at a meshing part between a first double-helical gear and a second double-helical gear, and an amount of axial displacement of the second bearing as well as an amount of axial displacement of a third bearing relative to an axial force generated at a meshing part between a third double-helical gear and a fourth double-helical gear, the second bearing is configured to have a smaller amount of axial displacement than that of at least one of the first bearing and the third bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Morihiro Matsumoto, Tadashi Takagaki, Shinobu Ishida, Tetsuo Hamajima
  • Publication number: 20200173309
    Abstract: A steam turbine (ST) includes a rotor (11) which is rotatable around an axis (Ar), an inner casing (21) surrounding the rotor (11) from an outer peripheral side, an outer casino (30) surrounding the rotor (11) and the inner casing (21) and defining an exhaust chamber between the inner casing (21) and the outer casing (30), the steam being exhausted to the exhaust chamber (30s), and a flow guide (27) which has a tubular shape and is installed on one end portion of the inner casing 21 in an axial direction (Da) in the exhaust chamber (30s) to guide the steam discharged from the rotor (11). The flow guide (27) has a turning surface (RA) which is connected to an outer peripheral surface (27A) and turns a fluid flowing along the outer peripheral surface (27A) toward the other side in the axial direction (Da).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sugishita, Soichiro Tabata, Toyoharu Nishikawa, Tadashi Takahashi, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Kuwamura
  • Publication number: 20200149079
    Abstract: Provided are a recombinant microorganism comprising: a gene encoding a pyridoxine oxidase; and a gene encoding a pyridoxamine synthetase having an enzymatic activity of synthesizing pyridoxamine from pyridoxal, in which each of the gene encoding a pyridoxine oxidase and the gene encoding a pyridoxamine synthetase is introduced from outside of a bacterial cell, or is endogenous to the bacterial cell and has an enhanced expression, and a method of producing pyridoxamine or a salt thereof from pyridoxine or a salt thereof using the recombinant microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., RENASCIENCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Toshihiro TATENO, Tomonori HIDESAKI, Tadashi ARAKI, Atsunori SHINDO, Yoshiko MATSUMOTO, Toshio MIYATA, Masaru HONJO
  • Publication number: 20200123581
    Abstract: A recombinant microorganism includes a gene encoding a pyridoxine dehydrogenase, a gene encoding a pyridoxamine synthetase having an enzymatic activity of synthesizing pyridoxamine from pyridoxal, and a gene encoding an amino acid regeneration enzyme having an enzymatic activity of regenerating an amino acid consumed by the pyridoxamine synthetase, in which at least two of the gene encoding the pyridoxine dehydrogenase, the gene encoding the pyridoxamine synthetase, or the gene encoding the amino acid regeneration enzyme, are introduced from outside of a bacterial cell, or are endogenous to the bacterial cell and have an enhanced expression. In addition, a recombinant microorganism into which a gene encoding a pyridoxine dehydrogenase is introduced is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., RENASCIENCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Toshihiro TATENO, Motoi YOKOTA, Tomonori HIDESAKI, Tadashi ARAKI, Atsunori SHINDO, Yoshiko MATSUMOTO, Toshio MIYATA, Masaru HONJO
  • Publication number: 20200079398
    Abstract: A passenger car that has a function of being able to partially or fully drive, not in accordance with driver's intentions, includes a grip that is provided independent of an operation system of the passenger car and is configured to receive driver's operating intentions according to operation of the driver, and a control unit that is configured to determine whether a driver's operating intention has been changed to another intention via the grip and to determine, when the operating intention has been changed, whether to give an operating initiative to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventor: Tadashi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10587364
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and device improve throughput in a propagation path environment where retransmission is repeated. In a transmission-side wireless communication device, transmission signal storage memories hold bit sequences related to two packet signals for which NACK has been returned, a helper packet generation unit operates the exclusive OR of bit sequences related to two or more of a predetermined number of packet signals held in the transmission signal storage memories, and a coding unit to a transmitting and receiving antenna transmits an auxiliary packet generated by coding a bit sequence of a helper packet that is a result of the exclusive OR operation when the number of packet signals for which NACK has been returned reaches the predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsumoto, Ade Irawan
  • Publication number: 20200055006
    Abstract: A Polyvinylidene fluoride-based microporous membrane comprising: a substrate film; and the following microporous membrane, wherein the microporous membrane is an asymmetric membrane, and has a skin layer in which micropores are formed and a support layer which supports the skin layer and in which pores larger than the micropores are formed, a material of the microporous membrane is a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin, the skin layer has a plurality of spherical bodies, a plurality of linear binding materials extend three-dimensionally from the respective spherical bodies, the adjacent spherical bodies are connected with each other by the linear binding materials to form a three-dimensional network structure where the spherical bodies serve as intersections, and the number of defects (the number of colored coarse voids) is less than 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji MATSUMOTO, Tadashi NAGASAKO, Takayuki IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200033757
    Abstract: Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi MATSUMOTO, Tsukuru KAI, Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Makoto KOMATSU, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Yuzuru OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200033758
    Abstract: The powder container includes a container body containing a powder for image formation, the powder being to be supplied to a powder replenishing device; a conveyor configured to convey the powder from one end in a longitudinal direction to the other end at which a cylindrical container opening is formed, the conveyor being provided inside the container body; a gear configured to rotate the conveyor with an external driving force; a container cover configured to cover the gear, the container cover having a gear exposing hole for partially exposing a gear tooth; and a nozzle receiver configured to guide the conveying nozzle inside of the container body, the nozzle receiver being provided on the container opening. The container cover includes a container engaged portion provided outer than the tooth of the gear in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Tsukuru KAI, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Makoto KOMATSU, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Yuzuru OZAWA, Shinji TAMAKI, Kenji KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190362628
    Abstract: A travel assistance device, a travel assistance method, and a computer program are provided. A travel assistance device to be mounted in a vehicle includes: an in-vehicle communication unit to which information received from a road-side communicator is input; and an output unit configured to, if both intersection information including an identifier identifying an intersection and position information regarding the intersection and traffic signal information including the same identifier are input from the in-vehicle communication unit, output travel assistance information that is based on the traffic signal information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsumoto, Takeshi Hagihara, Yuichi Kodama, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Publication number: 20190359211
    Abstract: A travel assistance device mounted in a vehicle includes an in-vehicle communication unit to which position information regarding the vehicle, intersection information, and traffic signal information are input. A vehicle speed deriving unit derives a recommended speed of the vehicle and is connected to the in-vehicle communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsumoto, Takeshi Hagihara, Yuichi Kodama, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 10483738
    Abstract: An electrical connection box applied to a wire harness includes a substrate assembly and a housing the substrate assembly. The housing includes a first flexible rib that is extended along an extending direction Z, elastically deformable along a first support direction X, and supports the substrate assembly with respect to one side in the first support direction X, second flexible ribs that are extended along the extending direction Z, elastically deformable along the first support direction X, and supports the substrate assembly with respect to the other side in the first support direction X, and boss portions that are extended along the extending direction Z and position the substrate assembly with respect to the both sides in the first support direction X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teppei Doi, Kimihiro Ishii, Tomohiko Saito, Takayoshi Furukawa, Tadashi Fujita, Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Takashi Maruyama, Atsushi Kawamura, Akihito Tsukamoto, Takumi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10474062
    Abstract: The powder container includes a container body containing a powder for image formation, the powder being to be supplied to a powder replenishing device; a conveyor configured to convey the powder from one end in a longitudinal direction to the other end at which a cylindrical container opening is formed, the conveyor being provided inside the container body; a gear configured to rotate the conveyor with an external driving force; a container cover configured to cover the gear, the container cover having a gear exposing hole for partially exposing a gear tooth; and a nozzle receiver configured to guide the conveying nozzle inside of the container body, the nozzle receiver being provided on the container opening. The container cover includes a container engaged portion provided outer than the tooth of the gear in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Tsukuru Kai, Junichi Matsumoto, Makoto Komatsu, Tadashi Hayakawa, Yuzuru Ozawa, Shinji Tamaki, Kenji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10466623
    Abstract: Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Matsumoto, Tsukuru Kai, Hiroshi Hosokawa, Makoto Komatsu, Tadashi Hayakawa, Yuzuru Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10436284
    Abstract: A torsional vibration damper having enhanced vibration damping performance is provided. The torsional vibration damper comprises: a vacant area existing between an outer circumference of the sun gear and an inner circumference of the ring gear outside of a revolving range of the planetary gears revolved as a result of relative rotation between the sun and the ring gear; and a mass increasing portion that is formed on the rotary member other than an input element and an output element within the vacant area in such a manner as to protrude from the rotary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya Takahashi, Tadashi Sekiguchi, Morihiro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10409338
    Abstract: A semiconductor device package includes a substrate including, on an edge thereof, a connector that is connectable to a host, a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device disposed on a surface of the substrate, a memory controller disposed on the surface of the substrate, an oscillator disposed on the surface of the substrate and electrically connected to the memory controller, and a seal member sealing the nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, the memory controller, and the oscillator on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Matsumoto, Katsuya Murakami, Akira Tanimoto, Isao Ozawa, Yuji Karakane, Tadashi Shimazaki