Patents by Inventor Takao Inoue

Takao Inoue 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: 10962498
    Abstract: A method for producing an insulated electric wire includes a step of preparing a conductor having a linear shape; a step of forming an insulating coating so as to cover a surface on an outer peripheral side of the conductor to obtain an insulated electric wire that includes the conductor and the insulating coating covering the conductor; and a step of measuring a first electrostatic capacity between the insulated electric wire and a first electrode disposed outside in a radial direction of the insulated electric wire so as to face an outer peripheral surface of the insulated electric wire while transporting the insulated electric wire in a longitudinal direction of the conductor, and inspecting a formation state of the insulating coating, the formation state including a formation state of a defective portion in the insulating coating, on the basis of a change in the first electrostatic capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC WINTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Ota, Masaaki Yamauchi, Jun Sugawara, Yasushi Tamura, Kengo Yoshida, Takao Inoue, Hiroji Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20200287448
    Abstract: An insertion apparatus includes a conductor guide member that guides a prescribed region of an electric conductor to a slot of a stator core, and a support body that supports the conductor guide member. In this configuration, the conductor guide member can float in an axial direction of the stator core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichi Hosoda, Takashi Yoshida, Takao Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200076280
    Abstract: A positioning and fixing apparatus that fixes a position of a stator core includes a plurality of positioners that are displaced so as to approach or separate from the stator core, by a positioner displacing unit. One of the positioners is an engager that engages with a first tab section being an engaging section. First, the engager engages with the first tab section, and then, pressers being the remainder of the positioners position a certain region of the stator core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshida, Takao Inoue, Osamu Shino, Minoru Ota
  • Publication number: 20200076281
    Abstract: A guide member includes a first diametrically directed side guide section and a second diametrically directed side guide section formed by bending a single member at a bent portion. The first diametrically directed side guide section guides predetermined portions of electric conductors on a diametrically directed side of a slot. Further, the second diametrically directed side guide section guides predetermined portions of the electric conductors on a diametrically directed side of another slot adjacent to the slot. The bent portion is supported by a supporting body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshida, Takao Inoue
  • Patent number: 10570850
    Abstract: A direct-injection internal combustion engine is controlled such that an injection count of multiple-stage injection is switched according to an operating region, and the multiple-stage injection is performed. The multiple-stage injection divides fuel into multiple times in one combustion cycle, and injects the fuel. Fuel vapor generated in a fuel tank as evaporated fuel is supplied to the internal combustion engine. An operating region in which the injection count of the multiple-stage injection is large is controlled to be narrower when an amount of the evaporated fuel supplied to the internal combustion engine is large, compared with a case of the amount of the evaporated fuel being not large.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tsuyuki, Takao Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200056178
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an antisense oligonucleic acid with reduced hepatotoxicity. The antisense oligonucleic acid according to the present invention is characterized in that it has a base length of not less than 7 nt and not more than 30 nt, wherein nucleic acid residues of not less than 1 nt and not more than 5 nt respectively from the both terminals are 2?,4?-bridged nucleic acids, 2?,4?-non-bridged nucleic acid residue(s) is(are) present between the above-mentioned both terminals, and one or more bases in the nucleic acid residue(s) of the above-mentioned 2?,4?-non-bridged nucleic acid residue(s) is/are modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Osaka University
    Inventors: Satoshi OBIKA, Reiko WAKI, Takao INOUE, Tokuyuki YOSHIDA, Kunihiko MORIHIRO, Yuya KASAHARA, Atsushi MIKAMI
  • Patent number: 10567148
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to use of digital predistortion in the context of full-duplex radio. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes one or more antennas and is configured to simultaneously transmit and receive wireless signals via at least partially overlapping frequency resources using the one or more antennas. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes receive chain circuitry that is configured to process both wireless signals transmitted by the apparatus via the one or more antennas and over-the-air wireless signals from one or more other computing devices. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes one or more processing elements configured to determine one or more digital predistortion parameters based on the wireless signals transmitted by the apparatus via the one or more antennas and processed by the receive chain circuitry and apply predistortion to transmitted wireless signals based on the one or more digital predistortion parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: James Wesley McCoy, Takao Inoue, Jaeweon Kim
  • Publication number: 20200033286
    Abstract: A method for producing an insulated electric wire includes a step of preparing a conductor having a linear shape; a step of forming an insulating coating so as to cover a surface on an outer peripheral side of the conductor to obtain an insulated electric wire that includes the conductor and the insulating coating covering the conductor; and a step of measuring a first electrostatic capacity between the insulated electric wire and a first electrode disposed outside in a radial direction of the insulated electric wire so as to face an outer peripheral surface of the insulated electric wire while transporting the insulated electric wire in a longitudinal direction of the conductor, and inspecting a formation state of the insulating coating, the formation state including a formation state of a defective portion in the insulating coating, on the basis of a change in the first electrostatic capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya OTA, Masaaki YAMAUCHI, Jun SUGAWARA, Yasushi TAMURA, Kengo YOSHIDA, Takao INOUE, Hiroji SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190302677
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus according to an aspect of one or more embodiments may include: an image forming part that forms an image; a housing that houses the image forming part and includes an inner wall surface; and a cover attached to the housing so as to be movable between a position close to the housing and a position away from the housing. The cover includes a liquid receiver that receives a liquid getting into the housing, and the liquid receiver is adjacent to the inner wall surface in the state where the cover is close to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Takao INOUE, Tomoya URABE
  • Patent number: 10428785
    Abstract: An engine controller controls a direct fuel-injection, spark ignition engine including a fuel injection valve configured to directly inject a fuel into a cylinder, and an ignition plug that spark-ignites a mixture in the cylinder. The engine controller is provided with an acceleration request sensor configured to detect an acceleration request of a driver, and when the acceleration request occurs and a top surface temperature of a piston in the cylinder is lower than a predetermined temperature, the engine controller retards an ignition timing so that a period of time until a flame after the ignition reaches the piston top surface is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Imaoka, Takeshi Tsuyuki, Takao Inoue
  • Patent number: 10280858
    Abstract: An engine control device controls a cylinder direct fuel injection type spark ignition engine provided with a fuel injection valve configured to directly inject fuel into a cylinder and an ignition plug configured to perform spark ignition for a gas mixture inside the cylinder. The engine control device executes a catalyst warm-up operation for retarding an ignition timing, during a compression stroke of the fuel injection timing, in a case where it is necessary to warm up an exhaust gas purifying catalyst inserted into an exhaust passage. In addition, the engine control device increases a valve overlap period as a piston crown surface temperature increases during execution of the catalyst warm-up operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tsuyuki, Yoshihiro Imaoka, Ryo Uchida, Takao Inoue
  • Patent number: 10273922
    Abstract: An object of a control method to control a direct injection internal combustion engine that directly injects fuel in a cylinder is to reduce an increase in PN caused by attachment of the fuel to a fuel injection valve distal end. The control method cools the fuel before a fuel temperature when the fuel passes through an injection hole on a fuel injection valve reaches a temperature at which an amount of attached fuel to the fuel injection valve distal end increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Imaoka, Takao Inoue, Takeshi Tsuyuki
  • Publication number: 20190040830
    Abstract: An object of a control method to control a direct injection internal combustion engine that directly injects fuel in a cylinder is to reduce an increase in PN caused by attachment of the fuel to a fuel injection valve distal end. The control method cools the fuel before a fuel temperature when the fuel passes through an injection hole on a fuel injection valve reaches a temperature at which an amount of attached fuel to the fuel injection valve distal end increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro IMAOKA, Takao INOUE, Takeshi TSUYUKI
  • Publication number: 20190032592
    Abstract: A direct-injection internal combustion engine is controlled such that an injection count of multiple-stage injection is switched according to an operating region, and the multiple-stage injection is performed. The multiple-stage injection divides fuel into multiple times in one combustion cycle, and injects the fuel. Fuel vapor generated in a fuel tank as evaporated fuel is supplied to the internal combustion engine. An operating region in which the injection count of the multiple-stage injection is large is controlled to be narrower when an amount of the evaporated fuel supplied to the internal combustion engine is large, compared with a case of the amount of the evaporated fuel being not large.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi TSUYUKI, Takao INOUE
  • Patent number: 10119486
    Abstract: An engine control device controls a cylinder direct fuel injection type spark ignition engine provided with a fuel injection valve configured to directly inject fuel to a cylinder and an ignition plug configured to perform spark ignition for a gas mixture inside the cylinder. In a case where it is necessary to warm up an exhaust gas purifying catalyst disposed in an exhaust passage, the engine control device executes a catalyst warm-up operation in which a fuel is injected at a timing during the compression stroke, and at a timing when the fuel spray colliding with the piston crown surface moves toward the ignition plug along the shape of the piston crown surface, and in which the ignition timing is after compression top dead center. The engine control device advances the fuel injection timing in accordance with an increase in an estimation amount of a liquid fuel remaining on the top surface of the piston during execution of the catalyst warm-up operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Imaoka, Takeshi Tsuyuki, Takao Inoue
  • Patent number: 10100772
    Abstract: A fuel injection control device controls a spark-ignition engine of an intra-cylindrical direct fuel injection type. The engine includes a fuel injection valve configured to directly inject a fuel to an interior of a cylinder, and a spark plug configured to ignite, by a spark, an air-fuel mixture inside the cylinder. When the injected fuel collides with a portion in a predetermined low-temperature state, the fuel is injected while changing a fuel injection condition under predetermined operating conditions so as to restrain a fuel spray from keeping colliding with the same position continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Kodama, Takao Inoue, Ryo Uchida
  • Patent number: 10047693
    Abstract: A fuel injection control device controls fuel injection of a spark-ignition internal combustion engine for direct injection into a cylinder and independently controls circulation of a coolant in a head-side cooling channel and in a block-side cooling channel. The fuel injection control device is provided with a controller that sets a fuel injection timing for cooling the inside of the cylinder such that an intake valve closing timing occurs during a reduction in gas temperature inside the cylinder due to evaporative latent heat of the injected fuel, while the coolant circulates in the head-side cooling channel and the circulation of the coolant in the block-side cooling channel is stopped. The controller injects the fuel based on the fuel injection timing for cooling the inside of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Imaoka, Takao Inoue
  • Publication number: 20180171926
    Abstract: A fuel injection control device controls a spark-ignition engine of an intra-cylindrical direct fuel injection type. The engine includes a fuel injection valve configured to directly inject a fuel to an interior of a cylinder, and a spark plug configured to ignite, by a spark, an air-fuel mixture inside the cylinder. When the injected fuel collides with a portion in a predetermined low-temperature state, the fuel is injected while changing a fuel injection condition under predetermined operating conditions so as to restrain a fuel spray from keeping colliding with the same position continuously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi KODAMA, Takao INOUE, Ryo UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180135546
    Abstract: An engine control device controls a cylinder direct fuel injection type spark ignition engine provided with a fuel injection valve configured to directly inject fuel into a cylinder and an ignition plug configured to perform spark ignition for a gas mixture inside the cylinder. The engine control device executes a catalyst warm-up operation for retarding an ignition timing, during a compression stroke of the fuel injection timing, in a case where it is necessary to warm up an exhaust gas purifying catalyst inserted into an exhaust passage. In addition, the engine control device increases a valve overlap period as a piston crown surface temperature increases during execution of the catalyst warm-up operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi TSUYUKI, Yoshihiro IMAOKA, Takao INOUE
  • Patent number: D892923
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OKI DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Urabe, Naoki Kanzawa, Takao Inoue, Morihito Saigusa, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi