Takayuki Kato 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).
Abstract: A control device of a lock-up clutch according to the disclosure is mounted on a vehicle including an engine, a transmission, a fluid-type power transmitting device interposed between the engine and the transmission, and the lock-up clutch provided on the fluid-type power transmitting device. The control device includes: a controller configured to slip-engage the lock-up clutch when accelerator opening of the vehicle changes in an accelerating direction, and configured to make a slip-engagement amount larger when a state of the fluid-type power transmitting device when the accelerator opening of the vehicle changes in the accelerating direction is a driven state than the slip-engagement amount when the state of the fluid-type power transmitting device is a driving state.
Abstract: A ceramic circuit board comprises: a ceramic substrate with a 1.0 mm thickness or less including a first surface and a second surface, the first surface including a first area and a second area; a first metal plate joined to the first area; and a second metal plate joined to the second surface. The second area has a first waviness profile along a first side of the first surface, the first waviness profile having one extreme value or less. The second area has a second waviness profile along a second side of the first surface, the second waviness profile has not less than two nor more than three extreme values.
Abstract: The press-fit terminal includes: a press-fit portion that is deformed in a width direction orthogonal to a press-fit direction into a through hole of a circuit board when the press-fit portion is press-fitted into the through hole; a slit that is formed in the press-fit portion and has a longitudinal direction matched with the press-fit direction into the through hole; and a contact portion, which is formed in a part on an imaginary line passing through a center of the slit in the longitudinal direction and extending in the width direction in the press-fit portion and comes into contact with an inner wall of the through hole by press-fitting the press-fit portion into the through hole. The shortest distance from the contour of the press-fit portion to the slit becomes largest in the contact portion.
Abstract: A radiation-resistant resin additive that contains, as an effective ingredient, a bisphenol compound as indicated by General Formula (1) below, or General Formula (2) below, as well as a radiation-resistant medical polyamide resin composition comprising the foregoing bisphenol compound and an amide resin, and a radiation-resistant medical molded article fabricated using the foregoing radiation-resistant medical polyamide resin composition. (In the Formula, R1, R2, and R3 respectively may be the same or different and indicate a hydrogen atom or a saturated hydrocarbon group having not less than 1 carbon.) (In the Formula, R4, R5, and R6 respectively may be the same or different and indicate a hydrogen atom or a saturated hydrocarbon group having not less than 1 carbon.
Abstract: A power storage device pack includes a housing and a power storage device module fixed to the housing. The power storage device module includes a plurality of power storage devices arranged in one direction, a pair of binding members configured to bind the power storage devices at both ends in the one direction, an elastic member arranged between one of the binding members and one of the power storage devices and configured to absorb expansion of the power storage devices, and a plurality of heat-transfer plates arranged so as to respectively make contact with the power storage devices. A plurality of heat-conduction members are configured to respectively conduct heat from the heat-transfer plates to the housing, and a plurality of sliding members respectively joined to first ends of the heat-conduction members and relatively slidable in the one direction, are arranged between the heat-transfer plates and the housing.
Abstract: A sample feeding apparatus includes a first cylinder, a second cylinder, and a sealing section. The first cylinder is configured to be mounted with a sample tube. The second cylinder is configured to move the first cylinder between a first position and a second position, the first position being for mounting of the sample tube, the second position being for feeding of a sample in the sample tube. The sealing section is configured to cover the sample tube, the sample tube being mounted to the first cylinder being at the second position, the first cylinder applying pressure to an inner space of the sealing section at the second position.
Abstract: A power storage module is provided with: a pair of end plates for clamping a plurality of secondary cells arranged in parallel in one direction; first and second cover members fixed to one end plate of the pair of end plates, the first and second cover members being arranged facing the top surface of an enclosure, an electrode terminal being provided on the top surface; through-holes formed in the first and second cover members, the through-holes extending in the one direction; and engaging protrusions provided to first cell holders, the engaging protrusions protruding in the direction in which the first and second cover members are arranged, and being engaged with the first and second cover members, with the engaging protrusions passed through the through-holes.
Abstract: A battery module has battery cells. The battery cells are arranged side by side while being separately held by battery holders. The battery cells are connected in series with bus bars. Each bus bar has a bent portion. Each battery holder includes a protruding wall that is provided between connection terminals adjacent to each other in the direction in which the battery cells are arranged. The protruding walls protrude further than the connection terminals in the direction in which the connection terminals protrude from the cases.
Abstract: A battery module unit for a power supply device is designed so that the value of the adhesive strength between an end plate and an outermost tape and the value of the adhesive strength between a battery module and the outermost tape are greater than or equal to the minimum required strength for holding the battery module and around the minimum required strength. As a result, the battery module does not fall off in a normally held state and the end plate can be easily peeled off from the battery module at the time of reworking.
Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a calculating section configured to calculate, based on phase information acquired by a first device and a second device, at least one of which is movable, a distance between the first device and the second device. The first device includes a first reference signal source and a first transceiver configured to transmit two or more first carrier signals and receives two or more second carrier signals using an output of the first reference signal source. The second device includes a second reference signal source configured to operate independently from the first reference signal source and a second transceiver configured to transmit the second carrier signals and receives the first carrier signals using an output of the second reference signal source. The calculating section calculates the distance based on a phase detection result obtained by reception of the first and second carrier signals.
Abstract: A vehicle body includes an accommodating portion that accommodates a battery pack. A communication hole, which connects the outside and the inside the accommodating portion, is formed in one of the side walls of the vehicle body. The battery pack includes battery cells and a sealed case that accommodates the battery cells. The sealed case includes a case main body having an opening and a lid member fixed to the case main body. The lid member has a first releasing portion and a second releasing portion. A connecting portion for connecting a charging plug to the battery pack is inserted in the communication hole. The connecting portion is connected to the battery cells via wires. The first releasing portion and the second releasing portion are arranged to face a wall of an accommodating body.
Abstract: A battery pack includes a casing having an inner surface and a battery module accommodated in the casing. The battery module includes a battery unit and two end plates. The battery unit includes battery cells that are arranged side by side. The end plates hold the battery unit in between. At least one of the end plates has a projection that projects further toward the inner surface of the casing than the battery unit.
Abstract: A battery terminal includes a penetrating plate disposed to penetrate annular portions from one end portions of the annular portions to the other end portions of the annular portions with slits interposed therebetween; a fastening bolt supported by a threaded hole of the penetrating plate to be rotatable about an axial direction; and a spacer as a pressing force converting member disposed to come into contact with edge portions of the annular portions from an end portion side of the penetrating plate where the threaded hole is provided, and converts an axial-direction fastening force, which is generated between the fastening bolt and the threaded hole with the rotation of the fastening bolt about the axial direction, into a long-side-direction pressing force that presses the annular portions in a direction, in which intervals of the slits of the annular portions are reduced, of a long-side direction.
Abstract: An endoscope having an adjustable viewing direction. The endoscope including: an endoscope shaft having a longitudinal axis, a first optical unit disposed in the endoscope shaft, the first optical unit having a first prism pivotable about a pivot axis in order to deflect light, a second optical unit having at least a second prism for deflecting light, which is again deflected by the first prism, the second prism being arranged in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the endoscope shaft, wherein the first prism has a light exit surface facing the second prism, and the second prism has a light admission surface facing towards the light exit surface of the first prism, and a lifting mechanism for lifting the first prism such that upon actuating the lifting mechanism the first prism executes a lifting movement in the direction of the pivot axis.
Abstract: A current interruption device includes: a deforming plate configured to deform when the internal pressure of the casing rises above the predetermined level; a conducting plate which configures the current path; and a contact plate. The conducting plate includes a first contact portion configured to contact the contact plate. The contact plate includes a second contact portion configured to contact the first contact portion. The deforming plate includes a pressure receiving portion configured to receive the internal pressure of the casing and a contacting portion configured to contact the first contact portion. The second contact portion is configured to be separated from the conducting plate by deformation causing the contacting portion to move toward the contact plate. The deforming plate is insulated from the conducting plate and the contact plate. The conducting plate is disposed to be interleaved between the deforming plate and the contact plate.
April 11, 2013
Date of Patent:
July 10, 2018
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, Eagle Industry Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A battery module includes a battery cell, a heat transfer plate, and a holder. The heat transfer plate is arranged side by side with the battery cell and has an edge and is thermally coupled to the battery cell. The holder holds the battery cell and that has a cutout section to which the heat transfer plate is fitted. The edge of the heat-transmitting plate has a first engagement section that is at least one of a first recess and a first protrusion. The holder has a second engagement section that is at least one of a second protrusion, which is fitted to the first recess and a second protrusions, which is fitted to the first protrusion.
Abstract: A polyamide elastomer comprising a reaction product of components (a), (b), and (c). Component (a) has the formula HOOC—R1—(-NH—CO—R1-)n—NH2 (where each R1 independently is linear saturated hydrocarbon, n represents a real number of 0 or greater, and when the formula contains multiple repeating units each containing R1, n represents a total number of those repeating units) and the Mn of component (a)=4000-10000. Component (b) has the formula HOOC—R2—COOH (where R2 represents a direct bond or a linear saturated hydrocarbon group). Component (c) has the formula H2N—R4—(-O—R4-)m—NH2 (where each R4 independently represents a saturated hydrocarbon group containing 1 or more carbon atoms; m represents a real number of 1 or more; and when the formula contains two or more types of the repeating units each containing R4, m represents a total number of the two or more types of the repeating units each containing R4).
Abstract: A battery module includes battery cells arranged side by side, two end plates sandwiching the battery cells, an elastic body, and a cover. The cover includes a first cover member and a second cover member. The battery module includes a cable that electrically connects a first electronic component and a second electronic component to each other. The cable has a bent portion capable of being deformed in accordance with relative movement between the first cover member and the second cover member in the arrangement direction. The cover includes support portions that support the cable to maintain the shape of the bent portion.
Abstract: This battery pack is provided with a housing, a case, a battery cell, a sealing material and a spacer. The case includes a lid member fixed to the housing so as to close a through-hole in the housing. The lid member is bolted to a through-hole peripheral part of the housing. When the internal pressure of the case rises, part of the lid member deforms in a direction away from the through-hole peripheral part, releasing the internal pressure of the case. The battery cell is accommodated inside of the case. The sealing material is arranged between the lid member and the through-hole peripheral part so as to ensure the air-tightness of the case. The spacer is arranged between the lid member and the through-hole peripheral part so as to maintain the interval between the lid member and the through-hole peripheral part.