Patents by Inventor Tetsu Yamada

Tetsu Yamada 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: 11455845
    Abstract: A fuel property diagnostic device configured to diagnose properties of fuel for a vehicle includes a computer configured to diagnose the properties of the fuel for each region based on the number of vehicles with clogging. The number of vehicles with clogging is the number of vehicles in which an internal combustion engine provided with an exhaust gas control device in an exhaust passage is mounted, the exhaust gas control device includes a filter for capturing particulate matter contained in an exhaust gas, and the filter is clogged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiya Yamashita, Tetsu Yamada
  • Patent number: 11395999
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method for producing a liposome which is capable of reducing the facility costs and also capable of rapid desolvation, and an apparatus for producing a liposome which is for use in the above-mentioned method. Provided is a method for producing a liposome, including a stirring step of stirring a mixed liquid containing an oil phase in which at least one lipid is dissolved in an organic solvent and a water phase, and an evaporating step of evaporating an organic solvent from the mixed liquid, in which the condensed organic solvent is removed by passing a gas having a temperature not higher than the dew point of the solvent in the evaporating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Sugiyama, Naoki Yamada, Shigehisa Sugiyama, Yohei Okubo, Takashi Sasaki, Tetsu Ishiguro
  • Publication number: 20210335065
    Abstract: A vehicle state monitoring device includes a storage device configured to store information relating to a vehicle traveling under power from an engine; a determining device configured to determine a state of the vehicle using the information stored in the storage device; and a storage control device. The storage control device is configured to, each time the vehicle travels a predetermined distance, store a frequency relation as the information in the storage device. The frequency relation is a relation between revolutions of the engine, a fuel-related parameter that is a load factor or a fuel injection rate of the engine, and a running frequency of the engine at the revolutions and the fuel-related parameter while the vehicle travels the predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiya YAMASHITA, Tetsu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210279979
    Abstract: A fuel property diagnostic device configured to diagnose properties of fuel for a vehicle includes a computer configured to diagnose the properties of the fuel for each region based on the number of vehicles with clogging. The number of vehicles with clogging is the number of vehicles in which an internal combustion engine provided with an exhaust gas control device in an exhaust passage is mounted, the exhaust gas control device includes a filter for capturing particulate matter contained in an exhaust gas, and the filter is clogged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiya YAMASHITA, Tetsu YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10889324
    Abstract: A display control device includes a video data acquisition unit that acquires video data from a camera that captures a video image in a moving direction of a vehicle, a vehicle motion detection unit that detects motion information containing a steering angle of the vehicle, an expected path line generation unit that generates a main expected path line extending along a planned moving path in accordance with the steering angle from a center part of a width of the vehicle, a superimposed video generation unit that generates superimposed data, the superimposed data being video data where the main expected path line is superimposed on the video data, and a display control unit that transmits the superimposed data to a display unit so as to display a video related to the superimposed data on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsumoto, Mitsugu Oba, Fumio Tsukamoto, Ichiro Ishida, Tetsu Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200331531
    Abstract: A display control device includes a video data acquisition unit that acquires video data from a camera that captures a video image in a moving direction of a vehicle, a vehicle motion detection unit that detects motion information containing a steering angle of the vehicle, an expected path line generation unit that generates a main expected path line extending along a planned moving path in accordance with the steering angle from a center part of a width of the vehicle, a superimposed video generation unit that generates superimposed data, the superimposed data being video data where the main expected path line is superimposed on the video data, and a display control unit that transmits the superimposed data to a display unit so as to display a video related to the superimposed data on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki MATSUMOTO, Mitsugu OBA, Fumio TSUKAMOTO, Ichiro ISHIDA, Tetsu YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10737726
    Abstract: A display control device includes a video data acquisition unit that acquires video data from a camera that captures a video image in a moving direction of a vehicle, a vehicle motion detection unit that detects motion information containing a steering angle of the vehicle, an expected path line generation unit that generates a main expected path line extending along a planned moving path in accordance with the steering angle from a center part of a width of the vehicle, a superimposed video generation unit that generates superimposed data, the superimposed data being video data where the main expected path line is superimposed on the video data, and a display control unit that transmits the superimposed data to a display unit so as to display a video related to the superimposed data on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsumoto, Mitsugu Oba, Fumio Tsukamoto, Ichiro Ishida, Tetsu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10683827
    Abstract: A cylinder bore wall thermal insulator is provided to a middle-lower part of a groove-like coolant passage of a cylinder block included in an internal combustion engine that includes a plurality of cylinder bores, and insulates part of a cylinder bore wall, the cylinder bore wall thermal insulator including a rubber member that comes in contact with part of a cylinder bore-side wall surface of the middle-lower part of the groove-like coolant passage that covers one cylinder bore, or covers two or more cylinder bores, a metal base member on which the rubber member is secured, and an elastic member that is provided to the metal base member, and biases the metal base member so that the metal base member presses the rubber member against the cylinder bore-side wall surface of the middle-lower part of the groove-like coolant passage, one or more elastic members being provided to each bore-covering part of the metal base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: NICHIAS CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Okawa, Tetsu Yamada, Takashi Kurauchi, Shinpei Yamashita, Kazuaki Nishio, Yoshifumi Fujita, Yoshihiro Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20200118310
    Abstract: A display control device includes a video data acquisition unit that acquires video data from a camera that captures a video image in a moving direction of a vehicle, a vehicle motion detection unit that detects motion information containing a steering angle of the vehicle, an expected path line generation unit that generates a main expected path line extending along a planned moving path in accordance with the steering angle from a center part of a width of the vehicle, a superimposed video generation unit that generates superimposed data, the superimposed data being video data where the main expected path line is superimposed on the video data, and a display control unit that transmits the superimposed data to a display unit so as to display a video related to the superimposed data on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki MATSUMOTO, Mitsugu OBA, Fumio TSUKAMOTO, Ichiro ISHIDA, Tetsu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190082123
    Abstract: A display control apparatus according to the present invention includes a drawing control unit configured to make a drawing unit draw a parking assisting line toward a road surface located in a parking direction of a vehicle, the parking assisting line being drawn for assisting parking of the vehicle, an image data acquisition unit configured to acquire image data obtained by shooting the parking direction including a drawing range of the parking assisting line, an extraction unit configured to extract a shape of the parking assisting line on the road surface from the image data, an image generation unit configured to generate display image data in which the extracted shape of the parking assisting line is displayed on the image data in a superimposed manner, and a display control unit configured to display the display image data in a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: Tetsu YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170045012
    Abstract: A cylinder bore wall thermal insulator is provided to a middle-lower part of a groove-like coolant passage of a cylinder block included in an internal combustion engine that includes a plurality of cylinder bores, and insulates part of a cylinder bore wall, the cylinder bore wall thermal insulator including a rubber member that comes in contact with part of a cylinder bore-side wall surface of the middle-lower part of the groove-like coolant passage that covers one cylinder bore, or covers two or more cylinder bores, a metal base member on which the rubber member is secured, and an elastic member that is provided to the metal base member, and biases the metal base member so that the metal base member presses the rubber member against the cylinder bore-side wall surface of the middle-lower part of the groove-like coolant passage, one or more elastic members being provided to each bore-covering part of the metal base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Satoshi OKAWA, Tetsu YAMADA, Takashi KURAUCHI, Shinpei YAMASHITA, Kazuaki NISHIO, Yoshifumi FUJITA, Yoshihiro KAWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170030289
    Abstract: A cylinder bore wall thermal insulator includes a rubber member that comes in contact with half of a cylinder bore-side wall surface of a middle-lower part of a groove-like coolant passage, and has a contact surface having a shape that conforms to the shape of the cylinder bore-side wall surface of the middle-lower part of the groove-like coolant passage, a metal base member on which the rubber member is secured, and an elastic member that is provided to the metal base member, and biases the metal base member so that the metal base member presses the rubber member against the cylinder bore-side wall surface of the middle-lower part of the groove-like coolant passage. An internal combustion engine in which a cylinder bore wall has a uniform temperature can be provided by utilizing the cylinder bore wall thermal insulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Satoshi OKAWA, Tetsu YAMADA, Takashi KURAUCHI, Shinpei YAMASHITA, Kazuaki NISHIO, Yoshifumi FUJITA, Yoshihiro KAWASAKI
  • Patent number: 8359910
    Abstract: A waterproof connecting structure for a pipe for connecting an intake passage of an internal combustion engine and an external gas detector to convey gas into the intake passage. The structure includes a connecting space to which the pipe is connected and a partition wall formed between the intake passage and the connecting space. The connecting space has a larger diameter than the pipe. The partition wall includes an elongate hole for placing the interior of the intake passage and the connecting space in fluid communication. This configuration prevents intrusion of droplets drifting in through intake air and allows a high degree of freedom for location of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Seiki Kabushika Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ishikawa, Chikara Inoue, Tetsu Yamada, Fumihiro Shinkai, Atsushi Ito, Ikumasa Nakamori
  • Patent number: 8310273
    Abstract: An inspecting ECU 4 and a GD substrate 3 are connected to an inverter circuit 100 for converting a power to be supplied from a voltage source 2 and outputting the converted power to a motor 5, and switch a conducting state of each of the elements in the inverter circuit 100. A conducting state of the element is switched in accordance with a driving condition for inspection corresponding to a whole active region of the element in a state that an inspecting load 50 is connected to the inverter circuit 100. A phase current flowing in the element and a voltage between terminals of the element through a voltage detector 11 and a current detector 12 are detected to obtain a correlation of an ON time of the element and a phase current value based on the current and the voltage which are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Irie, Tetsu Yamada, Hitoshi Saito
  • Publication number: 20100295573
    Abstract: An inspecting ECU 4 and a GD substrate 3 are connected to an inverter circuit 100 for converting a power to be supplied from a voltage source 2 and outputting the converted power to a motor 5, and switch a conducting state of each of the elements in the inverter circuit 100. A conducting state of the element is switched in accordance with a driving condition for inspection corresponding to a whole active region of the element in a state that an inspecting load 50 is connected to the inverter circuit 100. A phase current flowing in the element and a voltage between terminals of the element through a voltage detector 11 and a current detector 12 are detected to obtain a correlation of an ON time of the element and a phase current value based on the current and the voltage which are detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji IRIE, Tetsu Yamada, Hitoshi Saito
  • Publication number: 20100164225
    Abstract: A waterproof connecting structure for a pipe for connecting an intake passage of an internal combustion engine and an external gas detector to convey gas into the intake passage. The structure includes a connecting space to which the pipe is connected and a partition wall formed between the intake passage and the connecting space. The connecting space has a larger diameter than the pipe. The partition wall includes an elongate hole for placing the interior of the intake passage and the connecting space in fluid communication. This configuration prevents intrusion of droplets drifting in through intake air and allows a high degree of freedom for location of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ishikawa, Chikara Inoue, Tetsu Yamada, Fumihiro Shinkai, Atsushi Ito, Ikumasa Nakamori
  • Patent number: 7392784
    Abstract: An air intake device of an internal combustion engine which is capable of enhancing the air intake efficiency and reducing the size is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head, an intake manifold provided at a longitudinal side surface of the cylinder head, and a head cover provided on the cylinder head. The air intake device of the internal combustion engine includes an air cleaner including an upper casing and a lower casing detachably coupled to each other and incorporating a filter element, an atmospheric air introduction pipe for introducing air to the air cleaner, and an intake pipe extending from the air cleaner to the intake manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Yamasaki, Koji Fujimoto, Jun Katakawa, Eiichi Komatsu, Tetsu Yamada, Toshio Nakagawa, Tetsuo Nakagawa, Takuji Atomura, Katsunori Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20070193554
    Abstract: An air intake device of an internal combustion engine which is capable of enhancing the air intake efficiency and reducing the size is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a cylinder head 4, an intake manifold 6 provided at a longitudinal side surface of the cylinder head, and a head cover 5 provided on the cylinder head 4. The air intake device of the internal combustion engine includes an air cleaner 9 including an upper casing 11 and a lower casing 10 detachably coupled to each other and incorporating a filter element 12, an atmospheric air introduction pipe 14 for introducing air to the air cleaner, and an intake pipe 15 extending from the air cleaner to the intake manifold. The air cleaner is provided at an end of the head cover in a direction of the crank axis so that the lower casing of the air cleaner vertically corresponds to the head cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Yamasaki, Koji Fujimoto, Jun Katakawa, Eiichi Komatsu, Tetsu Yamada, Toshio Nakagawa, Tetsuo Nakagawa, Takuji Atomura, Katsunori Kamiya
  • Patent number: 5687690
    Abstract: An engine including an intermediate shaft which is driven by the crankshaft and drives the camshaft. The intermediate shaft directly drives an oil pump arranged above the trans-axle and drives an alternator and compressor through a pulley connected to the intermediate shaft and a belt. The intermediate shaft is arranged shifted in the lateral direction from the plane containing the axes of the cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eiichi Kamiyama, Tatehito Ueda, Toshio Itoh, Hiroshi Tada, Hideo Nagaosa, Shinichi Sano, Katsuhiko Aoyama, Tetsu Yamada
  • Patent number: 4863749
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the production of a low cholesterol all-vegetable meat analog from texturized vegetable protein (TVP) resembling a natural meat product in appearance, texture, flavor, cooking characteristics, and eating qualities, comprising:(A) hydrating TVP;(B) disintegrating the TVP;(C) washing the TVP;(D) dehydrating the TVP;(E) denaturing and dehydrating, or dehydrating, the TVP from step (D) and combining the TVP with a hydrated binder and additional ingredients, or combining the TVP from step (D) with a binder and additional ingredients without hydration, thereby giving a mixture of the TVP, binder and additional ingredients having a desired range of moisture level;(F) stuffing the mixture into a casing; and(G) heat-setting and sterilizing the stuffed mixture for a time and at a temperature effective to complete binding and sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsu Yamada