Patents by Inventor Tetsuya Honda

Tetsuya Honda 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: 20190381662
    Abstract: An autonomous moving body capable of appropriately avoiding an approaching autonomous moving body and efficiently executing a given task even when the autonomous moving bodies are not controlled by a single system or without intercommunication between them and a control program for the autonomous moving body are provided. An autonomous moving body moves along a planned moving path in order to execute a given task, and includes an external sensor that recognizes another autonomous moving body given another task and an operation state thereof, an avoidance determination unit that determines, when it predicts that the autonomous moving body and the another autonomous moving body recognized by the external sensor may come into contact with each other as they approach each other, whether to avoid the another autonomous moving body, and a movement control unit that controls a movement unit based on the determination of the avoidance determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAIRA, Daisaku HONDA
  • Publication number: 20190381661
    Abstract: Provided is an autonomous moving body configured to move along a planned movement path to execute a given task, including: an external sensor configured to recognize another autonomous moving body given another task and an operation state of the another autonomous moving body; an overtaking determination unit configured to determine, when it is recognized by the external sensor that the another autonomous moving body moves along the movement path, whether to overtake the another autonomous moving body; and a movement control unit configured to control a moving unit based on the determination of the overtaking determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya TAIRA, Daisaku HONDA, Shohei YANAGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190384307
    Abstract: Provided is an autonomous moving body configured to move along a planned movement path, including: an external sensor configured to recognize another autonomous moving body and an operation state of the another autonomous moving body; a movement determination unit configured to determine, when it is predicted by the external sensor that the another autonomous moving body is positioned at a via point or a destination point of the own autonomous moving body at the same time that the own autonomous moving body is, whether to continue or suspend movement based on whether a task of the another autonomous moving body estimated from the operation state or a task of the own autonomous moving body has a higher priority; and a movement control unit configured to control a moving unit based on the determination of the movement determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisaku HONDA, Tetsuya TAIRA
  • Patent number: 10478887
    Abstract: Provided is an abnormality prediction system and an abnormality prediction method that are capable of predicting an abnormality occurring in a die that is used in a press machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: NIDEC-SHIMPO CORPORATION, NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Iwakuro, Takayuki Sawada, Masayuki Otani, Kazuyoshi Koga, Takafumi Maeda, Takeshi Honda, Nobuyuki Kita
  • Patent number: 10480461
    Abstract: A combustion assist device is provided in an internal combustion engine provided with a fuel injector for injecting at least a portion of fuel into an intake manifold. Further, the combustion assist device is provided with an electrode element which is provided in the intake manifold and to which a high frequency high voltage is applied. The electrode element includes a dielectric material plate, a first metal conductor, and a second metal conductor. The dielectric material plate includes a first surface and a second surface, and divides a portion of the intake manifold into a first flow path on a first surface side and a second flow path on a second surface side. The first metal conductor is provided on the first surface. The second metal conductor is provided on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Honda
  • Publication number: 20190331175
    Abstract: This clutch includes an annular clutch housing, a rotationally driven drive-side rotating body, a driven-side rotating body, a rolling body, and a support member. The clutch is configured such that, when the drive-side rotating body starts to rotate when driven, the drive-side rotating body comes into contact with the support member in a rotational direction and presses the rolling body in the rotational direction through the support member, thereby releasing the rolling body from gripping effected by the clutch housing and the driven-side rotating body. The support member includes a load generation section for generating a load which makes it difficult for the support member to rotate about the rotation axis of the drive-side rotating body when at least the drive-side rotating body starts to rotate when driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke OGURI, Shusuke KIJIMA, Tetsuya HONDA, Yoshio AOKI, Hiroyuki OKADA, Kenta SUZUKI, Nakatsune SHIRAI, Daisuke SAWAMOTO, Tomoaki OZAKI
  • Patent number: 10436127
    Abstract: A change amount per unit time of an engine output command for controlling engine output of an internal combustion engine is calculated as an engine output increasing rate, and a power supply device is controlled so that power corresponding to the calculated engine output increasing rate is supplied to a combustion promoter generation device. The combustion promoter generation device generates a combustion promoter through the power supplied from the power supply device to supply the combustion promoter to a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine, and a generation amount of the combustion promoter increases as the supplied power increases. In this manner, the generation amount of the combustion promoter is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Inoue, Taichiro Tamida, Takashi Hashimoto, Noboru Wada, Akira Nakagawa, Tomokazu Sakashita, Tetsuya Honda
  • Publication number: 20190305168
    Abstract: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode, an electron-transporting layer, a hole-transporting layer, and a second electrode, wherein the hole-transporting layer and the second electrode are in contact with each other, and the hole-transporting layer satisfies the following formula: 0%<Rc(50)?0.75% where an average thickness of the hole-transporting layer is determined as X (nm), and Rc(50) is a ratio of an area of projected parts that are projected from a standard line towards the second electrode, where the standard line is present at a position that is away, by X+50 (nm), from an opposite surface of the hole-transporting layer to a surface of the hole-transporting layer in contact with the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya Honda, Masana Shiba, Yuuji Tanaka, Nozomu Tamoto, Tamotsu Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10302046
    Abstract: An ozone generator and an internal combustion engine with the ozone generator that can raise ozone additive rate of whole intake air, while suppressing pressure loss in the intake pipe from increasing. The internal combustion engine with an ozone generator includes a tubular intake pipe, through an inner region of which air flows, an ozone generator having an electrode plate that makes ozone and is disposed in the inner region or in the intake pipe, and a limiter that limits the flow of air in the inner region of the intake pipe; the electrode plate has a planar dielectric and high-voltage-side and low-voltage-side electrodes adhered and fixed to the dielectric and is formed in a shape of a plate extending in a direction in which air flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Wada, Takahiro Inoue, Taichiro Tamida, Yasutaka Inanaga, Takashi Hashimoto, Koji Wada, Tetsuya Honda
  • Patent number: 10300893
    Abstract: A brake boosting device wherein a vibration control member is provided to an end part of a return coil spring that is arranged inside a vehicle chamber and that is interposed between a booster body and an input rod. The vibration control member has provided thereto: a seat part that suppresses the vibration of the return coil spring and that is between the end part of the return coil spring and a support part that supports the end part; and a guide part that is provided integrally with the seat part and that fits with the inner periphery of the end part of the return coil spring at a prescribed radial tightening allowance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Miwa, Tetsuya Honda
  • Publication number: 20190078520
    Abstract: A change amount per unit time of an engine output command for controlling engine output of an internal combustion engine is calculated as an engine output increasing rate, and a power supply device is controlled so that power corresponding to the calculated engine output increasing rate is supplied to a combustion promoter generation device. The combustion promoter generation device generates a combustion promoter through the power supplied from the power supply device to supply the combustion promoter to a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine, and a generation amount of the combustion promoter increases as the supplied power increases. In this manner, the generation amount of the combustion promoter is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro INOUE, Taichiro TAMIDA, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Noboru WADA, Akira NAKAGAWA, Tomokazu SAKASHITA, Tetsuya HONDA
  • Publication number: 20190016197
    Abstract: An opening/closing drive device drives an upwardly and downwardly movable opening/closing member. The opening/closing drive device includes a motor, a position detection sensor configured to detect a position of the opening/closing member, and a controller. The controller is configured to drive the motor in order to upwardly move the opening/closing member when determining in a state in which the motor is not driven that the opening/closing member has moved downward to a position corresponding to a predetermined threshold or lower based on a signal from the position detection sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshio AOKI, Tetsuya HONDA
  • Publication number: 20180283323
    Abstract: An ozone generator and an internal combustion engine with the ozone generator that can raise ozone additive rate of whole intake air, while suppressing pressure loss in the intake pipe from increasing. The internal combustion engine with an ozone generator includes a tubular intake pipe, through an inner region of which air flows, an ozone generator having an electrode plate that makes ozone and is disposed in the inner region or in the intake pipe, and a limiter that limits the flow of air in the inner region of the intake pipe; the electrode plate has a planar dielectric and high-voltage-side and low-voltage-side electrodes adhered and fixed to the dielectric and is formed in a shape of a plate extending in a direction in which air flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru WADA, Takahiro INOUE, Taichiro TAMIDA, Yasutaka INANAGA, Takashi HASHIMOTO, Koji WADA, Tetsuya HONDA
  • Publication number: 20180058393
    Abstract: A combustion assist device is provided in an internal combustion engine provided with a fuel injector for injecting at least a portion of fuel into an intake manifold. Further, the combustion assist device is provided with an electrode element which is provided in the intake manifold and to which a high frequency high voltage is applied. The electrode element includes a dielectric material plate, a first metal conductor, and a second metal conductor. The dielectric material plate includes a first surface and a second surface, and divides a portion of the intake manifold into a first flow path on a first surface side and a second flow path on a second surface side. The first metal conductor is provided on the first surface. The second metal conductor is provided on the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya HONDA
  • Patent number: 9847692
    Abstract: A coupling portion is provided on either a rotary shaft or a worm shaft in an integrally rotational manner, said coupling portion for connecting the rotary shaft to the worm shaft and having a coupling hole therein. The coupling projection provided on the other of the rotary shaft and the worm shaft is inserted in the coupling hole. A circumferential clearance and a radial clearance are formed between the inner surface of the coupling hole and the coupling projection. Circumferential buffer portions are interposed in the circumferential clearance, and radial buffer portions are interposed in the radial clearance. The inner surface of the coupling hole and the coupling projection are arranged such that the circumferential buffer portions are compressed to deform in the circumferential direction whereby to allow the buffer portions to be brought into contact with each other when the rotary shaft is rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Honda
  • Patent number: 9722470
    Abstract: A rotating electric machine includes a rotation body driven to rotate, an accommodation body housing the rotation body, a first power-supply member electrically connected to a positive electrode of a power source, a second power-supply member electrically connected to a negative electrode of the power source, an insulation layer contacting outer peripheral surfaces of the first and second power-supply members, and a conductive layer contacting the insulation layer on an opposite side of the insulation layer from the outer peripheral surfaces of the first and second power-supply members. The conductive layer is electrically connected to the accommodation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Honda, Akira Shiga, Kaname Egawa
  • Publication number: 20170190323
    Abstract: A brake boosting device wherein a vibration control member is provided to an end part of a return coil spring that is arranged inside a vehicle chamber and that is interposed between a booster body and an input rod. The vibration control member has provided thereto: a seat part that suppresses the vibration of the return coil spring and that is between the end part of the return coil spring and a support part that supports the end part; and a guide part that is provided integrally with the seat part and that fits with the inner periphery of the end part of the return coil spring at a prescribed radial tightening allowance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta MIWA, Tetsuya HONDA
  • Patent number: 9650972
    Abstract: Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of suppressing occurrence of knocking due to pre-ignition and occurrence of misfire even when an operating state in a previous cycle changes in a subsequent cycle. When a ratio of change in heat of air-fuel mixture, which is an index indicating how a heat of air-fuel mixture in the previous cycle changes in the subsequent cycle, does not fall within an allowable range, a variable valve control mechanism capable of changing a valve-closing timing of an exhaust valve for adjusting an internal EGR gas amount is controlled by using an optimum value of exhaust valve close (EVC) timing derived by correcting a set valve-closing timing of the exhaust valve so that the ratio of change in heat of air-fuel mixture falls within the allowable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Mistubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Honda
  • Patent number: 9482162
    Abstract: Provided are a controller and a control method for a homogeneous charge compression ignition engine, which are capable of obtaining a highly efficient and stable combustion state over a wide range of load condition. A correction factor computing section executes combustion control with an excess air ratio smaller than approximately 3 when a predetermined condition is satisfied and computes a correction factor for correcting deviations between execution values of valve-opening timings and valve-opening periods of an intake valve and an exhaust valve and basic valve-opening timings and basic valve-opening periods of the intake valve and the exhaust valve which are previously determined for each operation condition, based on a timing at which an ion current becomes maximum detected by a combustion-timing detection section, in the combustion control with the excess air ratio smaller than approximately 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Honda
  • Publication number: 20160061123
    Abstract: Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of suppressing occurrence of knocking due to pre-ignition and occurrence of misfire even when an operating state in a previous cycle changes in a subsequent cycle. When a ratio of change in heat of air-fuel mixture, which is an index indicating how a heat of air-fuel mixture in the previous cycle changes in the subsequent cycle, does not fall within an allowable range, a variable valve control mechanism capable of changing a valve-closing timing of an exhaust valve for adjusting an internal EGR gas amount is controlled by using an optimum value of exhaust valve close (EVC) timing derived by correcting a set valve-closing timing of the exhaust valve so that the ratio of change in heat of air-fuel mixture falls within the allowable range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya HONDA