Patents by Inventor Takashi Kondou

Takashi Kondou 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: 20210291774
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion including a cover, a frame and a pad, a plurality of parts of the cover being restrained to the frame and the pad; a cushion airbag device mounted in a front portion in the seat cushion and configured to inflate and deploy an airbag at a time of a frontal collision of a vehicle; and a restraint release part provided in a part of the cover positioned at at least one side in a seat front-rear direction with respect to the cushion airbag device among the plurality of parts of the cover. The restraint release part is configured to release the restraint of the part of the cover with an inflation pressure of the airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Kondou, Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Shohei Funaki, Hiroyuki Tomita, Takashi Iida, Shigemi Mase
  • Patent number: 10446857
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; a porous member arranged on a cathode side of the membrane electrode assembly and having a first surface, a second surface, and an end surface portion, the end surface portion being between an end side portion of the first surface and the second surface; a sealing plate arranged along the end side portion of the first surface; and a separator plate arranged on the second surface. The porous member supplies oxidant gas to the membrane electrode assembly through the first surface, and discharges oxidant off-gas to a discharge portion of the fuel ceil via the end surface portion. The first surface has a first region facing the sealing plate and being between the sealing plate and the second region, the second surface has a second region. A hydrophilicity of the first region is different from that of the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoo Yoshizumi, Takashi Kondou
  • Patent number: 9755252
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; a gas flow path member that has a first side that is arranged on a surface of the membrane electrode assembly; a pair of separators that are arranged sandwiching the membrane electrode assembly and the gas flow path member, and each have a separating portion and a plurality of holes separated by the separating portion, the holes being provided in each of opposite sides of the separator and being lined up in a predetermined direction along the sides; and a sealing plate that is arranged on an end portion of the first side adjacent to the holes, and is welded to the gas flow path member at a predetermined welding position, the predetermined welding position being provided in a region that includes a position on a straight line that passes through the separating portion and is perpendicular to the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Kondou
  • Patent number: 9680137
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Kei Tashiro, Takashi Kondou, Yoshihito Tamesue
  • Publication number: 20160285059
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio TAKESHITA, Kei TASHIRO, Takashi KONDOU, Yoshihito TAMESUE
  • Patent number: 9425443
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Kei Tashiro, Takashi Kondou, Yoshihito Tamesue
  • Patent number: 9419260
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Kei Tashiro, Takashi Kondou, Yoshihito Tamesue
  • Publication number: 20160141635
    Abstract: To achieve a flat member for fuel cells in which the grain size of titanium is optimized to suppress local elongation and to reduce the siding distance to a punching die, enabling a reduction in ablation of the punching die. The flat member for fuel cells is an expand passage 10a or a separator 10b, and punched out portions 13, 14 are formed in the flat member by, for example, punch pressing. The flat member includes titanium or an alloy of titanium, and the titanium has an average grain size of 15.9 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA SHATAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke KANNO, Takashi KONDOU, Yoshinori SHINOZAKI, Makoto SAZAWA, Satoshi KAWABE
  • Publication number: 20160093901
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; a porous member arranged on a cathode side of the membrane electrode assembly and having a first surface, a second surface, and an end surface portion, the end surface portion being between an end side portion of the first surface and the second surface; a sealing plate arranged along the end side portion of the first surface; and a separator plate arranged on the second surface. The porous member supplies oxidant gas to the membrane electrode assembly through the first surface, and discharges oxidant off-gas to a discharge portion of the fuel ceil via the end surface portion. The first surface has a first region facing the sealing plate and being between the sealing plate and the second region, the second surface has a second region. A hydrophilicity of the first region is different from that of the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoo YOSHIZUMI, Takashi KONDOU
  • Publication number: 20160093902
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; a gas flow path member that has a first side that is arranged on a surface of the membrane electrode assembly: a pair of separators that are arranged sandwiching the membrane electrode assembly and the gas flow path member, and each have a separating portion and a plurality of holes separated by the separating portion, the holes being provided in each of opposite sides of the separator and being lined up in a predetermined direction along the sides; and a sealing plate that is arranged on an end portion of the first side adjacent to the holes, and is welded to the gas flow path member at a predetermined welding position, the predetermined welding position being provided in a region that includes a position on a straight line that passes through the separating portion and is perpendicular to the sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi KONDOU
  • Patent number: 9195257
    Abstract: There is provided a steering wheel that can reduce the load applied to an elastic body included in a dynamic damper to lengthen the life of the dynamic damper, and that allows the frequency of the dynamic damper to be adjusted easily. An insulator 14 includes a first flange portion 14a provided between a stopper 13 and an elastic body 15, and a second flange portion 14b provided between a coil spring 17 and the elastic body 15. The elastic body 15 includes a first diameter-increased portion 15a increased in diameter to be contactable with the first flange portion 14a, and a second diameter-increased portion 15b increased in diameter to be contactable with the second flange portion 14b. A contact surface of the first flange portion 14a with the first diameter-increased portion 15a has a plurality of linear projections 14c arranged in a substantially radial fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunitomo Miyahara, Takashi Kondou, Yukihiro Kunitake, Keisuke Onohara, Takashi Wakai
  • Publication number: 20150221908
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio TAKESHITA, Kei TASHIRO, Takashi KONDOU, Yoshihito TAMESUE
  • Publication number: 20150179988
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio TAKESHITA, Kei Tashiro, Takashi Kondou, Yoshihito Tamesue
  • Patent number: 9034515
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Kei Tashiro, Takashi Kondou, Yoshihito Tamesue
  • Patent number: 8967884
    Abstract: An optical transceiver with two circuit boards is disclosed. The optical transceiver includes two OSAs, two circuit boards, and a holder put between two circuit boards. The circuit boards are assembled with the holder made of resin by the snap-in, and this intermediate product is set within the housing of the transceiver. The cover of the transceiver is also assembled by the snap-in without using screws and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kondou, Hiromi Kurashima, Hiroyasu Oomori
  • Publication number: 20140322593
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio TAKESHITA, Kei TASHIRO, Takashi KONDOU, Yoshihito TAMESUE
  • Patent number: 8802280
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Kei Tashiro, Takashi Kondou, Yoshihito Tamesue
  • Publication number: 20140038033
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio TAKESHITA, Kei Tashiro, Takashi Kondou, Yoshihito Tamesue
  • Patent number: 8617741
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a battery attachment section configured to have a rechargeable battery releasably attached thereto. The battery attachment section includes a flat attachment surface having a width corresponding to a width of a bottom surface of a case of the battery to be charged and a length greater than a length of the bottom surface of the case of the battery to be charged; a plurality of locking hooks provided on the attachment surface; a charger terminal configured to contact a terminal of the battery to be charged, the charger terminal including a plurality of plate-shaped contact pieces configured to be inserted into engaging grooves of the battery to be charged; and an attachment projection adjacent to the attachment surface and configured to secure the battery to the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Kei Tashiro, Takashi Kondou, Yoshihito Tamesue
  • Patent number: D723821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Kondou