Patents by Inventor Takashi Nakano

Takashi Nakano 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: 11888217
    Abstract: An arrangement of antennas on a roof of a vehicle is described to minimize radio wave interference. The roof includes an outer panel, a first structural component extending in a lateral direction across the roof, and a second structural component extending in the lateral direction across the roof. The first structural component is closer to a rear edge of the roof than the second structural component. The roof also includes an antenna configuration attached to the roof. The antenna configuration includes a first set of antennas mounted to the first structural component and a second set of antennas mounted to the second structural component. The first set of antennas are spaced apart from the rear edge of the roof by a first distance. The second set of antennas are spaced apart from the edge of the roof by a second distance. The second distance is greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Inoue, Patrick J. Ellison, Taiga Marukawa, Kosaku Tomozawa, Takashi Nakano, Akira Futatsuhashi, Jagpaul S. Pandher, Tsuyoshi Higuchi
  • Patent number: 11885445
    Abstract: A duct system for an air intake system for a vehicle, the duct system including a first duct having a first duct wall that defines a first duct opening and forms a conduit configured for conveying fluid through the first duct opening in an axial direction of the first duct opening, and a rim fixed with the first duct wall and extending from the first duct in the axial direction of the first duct opening, and disposed around the first duct opening, with a first rim portion and a second rim portion disposed along opposite sides of the first duct opening in a lateral direction of the first duct opening perpendicular to the axial direction of the first duct opening. The duct system also includes a second duct including a second duct wall that defines a second duct opening in fluid communication with the first duct opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen James Marshall, Steve Faria, Taiga Marukawa, Patrick J. Ellison, Takashi Nakano, Akira Futatsuhashi, Keiichiro Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20240025838
    Abstract: The ester compound of the present invention is represented by the following formula (1), wherein R1 to R24 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydrocarbon group, or a hetero atom-containing hydrocarbon group; R1 to R10, R23, and R24 may be bonded to one another to form a ring or may form a multiple bond at which adjacent substituents are directly bonded; R11 to R24 may be bonded to one another to form a ring, or adjacent substituents may be bonded to one another to form a multiple bond; at least one set in R1 to R24 is bonded to one another to form a ring structure; n2 to n5 each independently represent an integer of 0 to 2; n1 and n6 each independently represent an integer of 0 or 1; and L1 and L2 are each independently a hydrocarbon group or a hetero atom-containing hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Wataru YAMADA, Takaaki YANO, Shotaro TAKANO, Takashi KIMURA, Makoto ISOGAI, Takashi NAKANO, Sunil Krzysztof MOORTHI
  • Publication number: 20240026800
    Abstract: A monitoring device for a rotary machine is a monitoring device for monitoring a clearance of a rotary machine including a casing for housing a rotating part and a stationary part, including: at least one position sensor disposed outside the casing and configured to detect a relative position of the casing to the rotating part in a radial direction; and an estimation unit configured to obtain an estimated value of an internal clearance between the rotating part and the stationary part in the casing, based on a measured value detected by the at least one position sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto KONDO, Takehiko YAMAGUCHI, Katsuhisa HAMADA, Takashi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20230415833
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle and related method include, at each corner of the vehicle, a module including a cast frame configured to mount on a corner component of the autonomous vehicle, and an applique connected directly to the cast frame, wherein the applique covers at least part of the cast frame and defines a portion of an outside surface of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Taiga MARUKAWA, Gilberto LARRACHE-IRIZARRY, Douglas M. DAFLER, Patrick J. ELLISON, Kosaku TOMOZAWA, Keiichiro TSUJI, Takashi NAKANO, Anthony John LEANZA
  • Publication number: 20230415667
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle and related method include, at each corner of the vehicle, a sensor module including a cast frame configured to mount on a corner component of the vehicle, and a plurality of sensors mounted on the cast frame. The plurality of sensors are configured to sense an environment around the autonomous vehicle and to communicate data about the environment to a navigation system of the autonomous vehicle for navigating the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Taiga MARUKAWA, Gilberto LARRACHE-IRIZARRY, Douglas M. DAFLER, Patrick J. ELLISON, Kosaku TOMOZAWA, Keiichiro TSUJI, Takashi NAKANO, Anthony John LEANZA
  • Publication number: 20230406225
    Abstract: An overhead display system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a central strut channel extending across the vehicle ceiling, and front and rear arches also extending across the vehicle ceiling in spaced relation to the central strut channel and in generally parallel relationship thereto. A central bracket has an upward channel attached to the central strut channel and angled surfaces and horizontal surfaces emanating forward and rearward from the central channel. The horizontal surfaces attach to the front strut or the rear strut respectively to provide anchoring stability to the central bracket. Matingly received in the central upward channel is a central fixture which is attached to a display housing at both the front and rear sections. The resulting upside down T-shaped structure provides stability and vibration management to the overhead display mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Kohei INOUE, Patrick J. ELLISON, Taiga MARUKAWA, Kosaku TOMOZAWA, Takashi NAKANO, Akira FUTATSUHASHI, Jagpaul S. PANDHER, Tsuyoshi HIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 11807193
    Abstract: A module support system for a vehicle including exterior paneling defining an interior and exterior of the vehicle, and a frame disposed in the interior of the vehicle, the module support system including a first casting mounted on the frame, where the first casting extends outward from the frame, through the exterior paneling, to the exterior of the vehicle such that the first casting includes an interior portion disposed within the interior of the vehicle and mounted on the frame, and an exterior portion extending outward from the exterior of the vehicle. The module support system includes a first electronic device supported on the exterior portion of the first casting, and a cover fixed with the exterior portion of the first casting such that the cover is disposed over the first electronic device and the exterior portion of the first casting with respect to an external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiga Marukawa, Gilberto Larrache-Irizarry, Douglas M. Dafler, Patrick J. Ellison, Kosaku Tomozawa, Keiichiro Tsuji, Anthony John Leanza, Takashi Nakano
  • Patent number: 11794821
    Abstract: A vehicle fender assembly includes a fender including a body having an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface. The body defines a body opening. A stiffener is mounted to the body inner surface and is located at the body opening. The stiffener includes stiffener holes sized to receive associated fasteners. A charge port assembly includes a bracket mounted to the stiffener. The bracket includes bracket holes sized to receive the associated fasteners. The bracket holes are over-sized relative to the associated fasteners to allow for positional movement of the charge port assembly on the associated fasteners relative to the body opening. The stiffener includes at least one stiffener locating feature and the bracket includes at least one bracket locating feature adapted to mate with the at least one stiffener feature to ensure proper placement of the bracket on the stiffener relative to the body opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen James Marshall, Steve Faria, Daniel R. Muller, Patrick J. Ellison, Taiga Marukawa, Takashi Nakano, Akira Futatsuhashi, Keiichiro Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20230313579
    Abstract: A hood for a vehicle is movable between an open position and a closed position for covering a vehicle compartment. The hood includes a hood body having an exterior facing surface and an interior facing surface. A first bracket attached to the interior facing surface of the hood body includes a bottom end having a downward opening slot a rotatable hinge attached to the vehicle in the vehicle compartment for moving the hood body between the open position and the closed position. A second bracket is attached to the vehicle in the vehicle compartment. The second bracket is attached to a distal end of the rotatable hinge and includes a weld stud extending laterally from a side of the second bracket. The first bracket is seated on the weld stud during installation of the hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Steven C. HEINRICHS, Patrick J. ELLISON, Taiga MARUKAWA, Kosaku TOMOZAWA, Akira FUTATSUHASHI, Gilberto LARRACHE-IRIZARRY, Stephen D ROSENKRANTZ, Keiichiro TSUJI, Takashi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20230307823
    Abstract: An arrangement of antennas on a roof of a vehicle is described to minimize radio wave interference. The roof includes an outer panel, a first structural component extending in a lateral direction across the roof, and a second structural component extending in the lateral direction across the roof. The first structural component is closer to a rear edge of the roof than the second structural component. The roof also includes an antenna configuration attached to the roof. The antenna configuration includes a first set of antennas mounted to the first structural component and a second set of antennas mounted to the second structural component. The first set of antennas are spaced apart from the rear edge of the roof by a first distance. The second set of antennas are spaced apart from the edge of the roof by a second distance. The second distance is greater than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kohei INOUE, Patrick J. ELLISON, Taiga MARUKAWA, Kosaku TOMOZAWA, Takashi NAKANO, Akira FUTATSUHASHI, Jagpaul S. PANDHER, Tsuyoshi HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230303185
    Abstract: A vehicle hood assembly can include a vehicle body structure and a hood moveable with respect to the vehicle body structure from a closed state to an opened state. A first linkage can connect the hood to the vehicle body structure and include a first linkage aperture extending therethrough. A second linkage can connect the hood to the vehicle body structure and include a second linkage aperture extending therethrough. A central axis of the first linkage aperture can be coaxial with a central axis of the second linkage aperture if the hood is in the opened state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Steven C. Heinrichs, Stephen D. Rosenkrantz, Patrick J. Ellison, Taiga Marukawa, Kosaku Tomozawa, Akira Futatsuhashi, Gilberto Larrache-Irizarry, Steve Faria, Keiichiro Tsuji, Takashi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20230294509
    Abstract: A vehicle fender air intake assembly for a vehicle can include a central baffle configured to be mounted to a body structure of the vehicle, a central shutter mounted on the central baffle, a lower baffle configured to be mounted to the body structure, a lower shutter mounted on the lower baffle, and an upper baffle including a first side and a second side that opposes the first side. The upper baffle can terminate at the first side and the second side. The first side can include a first opening in fluid communication with the central baffle, and the second side can include a second opening in fluid communication with the central baffle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen J. MARSHALL, Steve FARIA, Patrick J. ELLISON, Taiga MARUKAWA, Takashi NAKANO, Akira FUTATSUHASHI, Keiichiro TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20230294612
    Abstract: A module support system for a vehicle including exterior paneling defining an interior and exterior of the vehicle, and a frame disposed in the interior of the vehicle, the module support system including a first casting mounted on the frame, where the first casting extends outward from the frame, through the exterior paneling, to the exterior of the vehicle such that the first casting includes an interior portion disposed within the interior of the vehicle and mounted on the frame, and an exterior portion extending outward from the exterior of the vehicle. The module support system includes a first electronic device supported on the exterior portion of the first casting, and a cover fixed with the exterior portion of the first casting such that the cover is disposed over the first electronic device and the exterior portion of the first casting with respect to an external environment of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Taiga MARUKAWA, Gilberto LARRACHE-IRIZARRY, Douglas M. DAFLER, Patrick J. ELLISON, Kosaku TOMOZAWA, Keiichiro TSUJI, Anthony John LEANZA, Takashi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20230279977
    Abstract: A duct system for an air intake system for a vehicle, the duct system including a first duct having a first duct wall that defines a first duct opening and forms a conduit configured for conveying fluid through the first duct opening in an axial direction of the first duct opening, and a rim fixed with the first duct wall and extending from the first duct in the axial direction of the first duct opening, and disposed around the first duct opening, with a first rim portion and a second rim portion disposed along opposite sides of the first duct opening in a lateral direction of the first duct opening perpendicular to the axial direction of the first duct opening. The duct system also includes a second duct including a second duct wall that defines a second duct opening in fluid communication with the first duct opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen James MARSHALL, Steve FARIA, Taiga MARUKAWA, Patrick J. ELLISON, Takashi NAKANO, Akira FUTATSUHASHI, Keiichiro TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20230257025
    Abstract: A vehicle fender assembly includes a fender including a body having an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface. The body defines a body opening. A stiffener is mounted to the body inner surface and is located at the body opening. The stiffener includes stiffener holes sized to receive associated fasteners. A charge port assembly includes a bracket mounted to the stiffener. The bracket includes bracket holes sized to receive the associated fasteners. The bracket holes are over-sized relative to the associated fasteners to allow for positional movement of the charge port assembly on the associated fasteners relative to the body opening. The stiffener includes at least one stiffener locating feature and the bracket includes at least one bracket locating feature adapted to mate with the at least one stiffener feature to ensure proper placement of the bracket on the stiffener relative to the body opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen James MARSHALL, Steve FARIA, Daniel R. MULLER, Patrick J. ELLISON, Taiga MARUKAWA, Takashi NAKANO, Akira FUTATSUHASHI, Keiichiro TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20230192429
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a first feeder, a second feeder, and processing circuitry. The first feeder includes a sheet stacker, an air blower, a suction feeder, and a remaining amount detection sensor. The air blower blows air to float an uppermost sheet. The suction feeder sucks and feeds the sheet. The remaining amount detection sensor detects a remaining amount of sheets stacked. The processing circuitry determines whether the remaining amount of sheets in the first feeder is smaller than a threshold, causes the first feeder to perform a feeding operation of feeding the sheet floated by the air blower to the suction feeder in response to a determination that the remaining amount is equal to or greater than the threshold, and causes the second feeder to feed a sheet instead of the first feeder in response to a determination that the remaining amount is smaller than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20230098207
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a base region, an emitter region, a collector region, and an element isolation insulating film. The semiconductor substrate has a main surface. The base region has a first conductivity type and is disposed in a surface layer of the semiconductor substrate that is close to the main surface. The emitter region has a second conductivity type and is disposed in a surface layer of the base region. The collector region has the second conductivity type and is disposed at a portion in the surface layer of the semiconductor substrate apart from the emitter region. The element isolation insulating film is disposed on the main surface, and has a thermal oxide film being in contact with a junction interface between the base region and the emitter region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Syogo IKEURA, Takashi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20230079056
    Abstract: A shaft has a weight of 50 g or less. A forward flex is 110 mm or less. A backward flex is 100 mm or less. A shaft torque is 4.0° to 6.5°. The shaft includes a first hoop layer, a second hoop layer longer than the first hoop layer, and a third hoop layer longer than the second hoop layer. An outer diameter at a position 550 mm apart from a tip end is D5. An outer diameter at a position 950 mm apart from the tip end is D9. A crushing strength at the position 550 mm apart from the tip end is F5. A crushing strength at the position 950 mm apart from the tip end is F9. F5/D5 is 1.5 or greater and 2.5 or less. F9/D9 is 1.0 or greater and 2.0 or less. A difference (F5?F9) is 4 kgf or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20230073965
    Abstract: A shaft includes a tip end and a butt end. In the shaft, a flexural rigidity at a point located 130 mm apart from the tip end is denoted by E1, a flexural rigidity at a point located 1030 mm apart from the tip end is denoted by E10, and a torsional rigidity at the point located 130 mm apart from the tip end is denoted by G1. A ratio (E10/E1) is greater than or equal to 2.4 and less than or equal to 8. The flexural rigidity E1 is less than or equal to 2.5 (kgf·m2). The flexural rigidity E10 is greater than or equal to 6.0 (kgf·m2). The torsional rigidity G1 is greater than or equal to 0.5 (kgf·m2). A ratio (E1/G1) is greater than or equal to 1.0 and less than or equal to 4.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi NAKANO