Patents by Inventor Tetsuya Miwa

Tetsuya Miwa 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: 10886708
    Abstract: A spark plug has a tubular ground electrode, an insulator, and a center electrode. The insulator has an insulator protruding portion protruding to a tip end side in a plug axial direction with respect to the ground electrode. The center electrode 4 has an exposed portion exposed through a tip end of the insulator protruding portion. The exposed portion of the center electrode has a first part covering the insulator protruding portion from the tip end side in the plug axial direction, and a second part extending from the first part to a base end side in the plug axial direction and covering the entire circumference of an outer peripheral surface of the insulator protruding portion from an outer peripheral side in a plug radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Itoh, Daisuke Tanaka, Akimitsu Sugiura, Ryota Wakasugi, Kaori Doi, Kanechiyo Terada, Tetsuya Miwa, Fumiaki Aoki
  • Patent number: 10855057
    Abstract: In a spark plug for an internal combustion engine, a cylindrical insulator is arranged radially inside a cylindrical ground electrode, and includes an insulator protruding portion protruding further toward a distal end side in an axial direction than a distal end of the ground electrode. A center electrode is held radially inside the insulator, and includes an exposed portion exposed from a distal end of the insulator protruding portion. The spark plug generates a discharge from the exposed portion to the ground electrode, in a discharge gap formed along a surface of the insulator protruding portion. At least one of the exposed portion and the insulator protruding portion includes a flow inlet that is open on an outer circumferential surface thereof, a flow outlet that is open toward the discharge gap, and a communication passage communicating between the flow inlet and the flow outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Wakasugi, Fumiaki Aoki, Daisuke Tanaka, Akimitsu Sugiura, Tetsuya Miwa, Kanechiyo Terada
  • Patent number: 10811850
    Abstract: In a spark plug for an internal combustion engine, a discharge gap is formed between a central electrode and a ground electrode in an axial direction of the spark plug. An insulator of a cylindrical shape has an axial hole and an insulator front end part. The axial hole is formed in the insulator, into which the central electrode is arranged and supported. The insulator front end part projects further toward a front side of the insulator in the axial direction of the spark plug than a location of an opening part formed at a front end side of the axial hole. The discharge gasp is formed in an auxiliary combustion chamber. The outer peripheral side of the auxiliary combustion chamber is covered with the insulator front end part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Kawata, Fumiaki Aoki, Daisuke Tanaka, Ryota Wakasugi, Kanechiyo Terada, Tetsuya Miwa, Akimitsu Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20200286678
    Abstract: A planar transformer includes a coil substrate including a flexible substrate and multiple coils formed on the flexible substrate. The coil substrate is formed to have coil parts and coilless parts such that the coil parts have the coils and that the coilless parts do not have the coils, and the coil substrate is folded such that at least one of the coilless parts is sandwiched between two of the coil parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko MORITA, Hitoshi MIWA, Shinobu KATO, Toshihiko YOKOMAKU, Hisashi KATO, Takahisa HIRASAWA, Tetsuya MURAKI, Takayuki FURUNO
  • Publication number: 20200287452
    Abstract: A motor coil substrate includes a coil substrate including a flexible substrate and multiple coils formed on the flexible substrate such that the coils are extending from a first end toward a second end on the opposite side with respect to the first end. The flexible substrate includes inner peripheral and outer peripheral flexible substrates such that the coils include outer peripheral coils formed on the outer peripheral flexible substrate and inner peripheral coils formed on the inner peripheral flexible substrate, that a number of the outer peripheral coils and a number of the inner peripheral coils are L, that an m-th outer peripheral coil of the outer peripheral coils is positioned on a m-th inner peripheral coil of the inner peripheral coils, and that the m-th outer peripheral coil and the m-th inner peripheral coil are connected to each other in parallel, where L and m are natural numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko MORITA, Hitoshi MIWA, Shinobu KATO, Toshihiko YOKOMAKU, Hisashi KATO, Takahisa HIRASAWA, Tetsuya MURAKI, Takayuki FURUNO
  • Publication number: 20200239116
    Abstract: Image recording as long as possible during one activity is required in deep sea exploration. Necessity of multi-directional image recording, optical and chemical observations and probing of mineral resources of seabed are also increased. There is no underwater exploration device enable these requirements. It is disclosed that at least one battery-driven underwater exploration body having three pressure-resistant hollow glass spheres for housing an image capturing device, an illumination device, a recording device, an acoustic communication device and a control device controlling thereof and at least one battery body having an approximately the same shape and structure as the underwater exploration body are connected with each other by a connecting tool to provide the connectedly-formed underwater exploration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya MIWA, Dhugal LINDSAY, Masafumi SHIMOTASHIRO, Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Atsushi ARAI
  • Patent number: 10720760
    Abstract: A spark plug for an internal combustion engine includes a housing, an insulator, and a center electrode. The center electrode includes an inside electrode portion and an outside electrode portion. The housing includes a ground electrode projecting from a distal end portion of the housing toward the distal end side of the plug at a part in a plug circumferential direction. The outside electrode portion projects along a surface of the insulator tip in a direction away from a boundary with the inside electrode portion and includes a projection, which is capable of causing an electrical discharge between the ground electrode and the outside electrode portion. The projection is formed in a region in the plug circumferential direction. The projection and the ground electrode are located at positions different from each other in the plug circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Kawata, Fumiaki Aoki, Daisuke Tanaka, Ryota Wakasugi, Akimitsu Sugiura, Kanechiyo Terada, Tetsuya Miwa
  • Publication number: 20200224786
    Abstract: A solenoid valve includes an inner stator and an outer stator that are part of a magnetic circuit. An armature is attracted toward the inner stator when a coil is energized. A spring biases the armature in a direction away from the inner stator. A rod is integrally formed with the armature and integrally reciprocates with the armature. A guide guides reciprocation of the rod. A valve operates by following the rod to open and close a fuel/liquid passage. The spring and sliding portions between the rod and the guide are arranged within a recess portion formed in the inner stator and arranged in parallel to each other while overlapping in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichi MIWA, Tetsuya YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200161919
    Abstract: A coil substrate includes a flexible substrate, and a coil including a wiring and formed on the flexible substrate. The flexible substrate has a cut penetrating through the flexible substrate such that the cut is formed to extend along a portion of the coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko MORITA, Hitoshi Miwa, Shinobu Kato, Toshihiko Yokomaku, Hisashi Kato, Takahisa Hirasawa, Tetsuya Muraki, Takayuki Furuno
  • Publication number: 20200117186
    Abstract: A reception range varying system includes a vehicle control device and a portable device. The reception range varying system determines whether a position where the portable device exists is within an execution range which enables execution of vehicle control over the portable device, or within a reception range but outside the execution range, and narrows the reception range so that the portable device is positioned outside the reception range while maintaining the reception range at a size equivalent to or larger than the execution range, on the basis that the position where the portable device exists is within the reception range but outside the execution range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki MAEHARA, Ryusuke ISHIKAWA, Takayuki HATTORI, Tetsuya MIWA, Tatsuhito YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200112144
    Abstract: A spark plug for an internal combustion engine includes a housing, an insulator, and a center electrode. The center electrode includes an inside electrode portion and an outside electrode portion. The housing includes a ground electrode projecting from a distal end portion of the housing toward the distal end side of the plug at a part in a plug circumferential direction. The outside electrode portion projects along a surface of the insulator tip in a direction away from a boundary with the inside electrode portion and includes a projection, which is capable of causing an electrical discharge between the ground electrode and the outside electrode portion. The projection is formed in a region in the plug circumferential direction. The projection and the ground electrode are located at positions different from each other in the plug circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuki KAWATA, Fumiaki AOKI, Daisuke TANAKA, Ryota WAKASUGI, Akimitsu SUGIURA, Kanechiyo TERADA, Tetsuya MIWA
  • Patent number: 10612510
    Abstract: In an ignition apparatus, a controller outputs a discharge start signal instructing a start of a discharge in the spark plug, and a discharge control signal instructing control of a discharge current in the spark plug after the start of the discharge. A signal line connects between the controller and a control circuit. The discharge start signal and the discharge control signal are transferred from the controller to the control circuit via the signal line. The controller modulates, based on the plural command values, the discharge control signal such that the modulated discharge control signal includes information representing the plural command values and change timings for the respective command values. The control circuit controls, based on the discharge start signal and the modified discharge control signal, the energization circuit to thereby adjust the discharge current to each of the command values at a corresponding one of the change timings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiko Miyake, Shunichi Takeda, Kanechiyo Terada, Tetsuya Miwa
  • Publication number: 20200099198
    Abstract: In a spark plug for an internal combustion engine, a discharge gap is formed between a central electrode and a ground electrode in an axial direction of the spark plug. An insulator of a cylindrical shape has an axial hole and an insulator front end part. The axial hole is formed in the insulator, into which the central electrode is arranged and supported. The insulator front end part projects further toward a front side of the insulator in the axial direction of the spark plug than a location of an opening part formed at a front end side of the axial hole. The discharge gasp is formed in an auxiliary combustion chamber. The outer peripheral side of the auxiliary combustion chamber is covered with the insulator front end part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuki KAWATA, Fumiaki AOKI, Daisuke TANAKA, Ryota WAKASUGI, Kanechiyo TERADA, Tetsuya MIWA, Akimitsu SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20200083769
    Abstract: A coil substrate for a motor includes a flexible substrate, and multiple coils formed on a surface of the flexible substrate. Each of the coils has a wiring having first wiring portions and second wiring portions extending from the first wirings respectively and is formed such that the first wiring portions extend parallel with respect to each other and that the second wiring portions extend not parallel to the first wirings, and the flexible substrate is formed to be formed around a magnet of a motor such that the first wiring portions form an angle that is substantially perpendicular to a rotation direction of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko MORITA, Hitoshi MIWA, Shinobu KATO, Toshihiko YOKOMAKU, Hisashi KATO, Takahisa HIRASWA, Tetsuya MURAKI, Takayuki FURUNO
  • Publication number: 20200075223
    Abstract: A planar transformer includes a flexible insulating substrate having a first surface and a second surface on the opposite side with respect to the first surface, and multiple coils formed side by side on the first surface and the second surface of the flexible insulating substrate such that each of the coils includes a spiral-shaped wiring. The flexible insulating substrate has bending portions formed such that the flexible insulating substrate is folded at the bending portions and stack the coils one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko MORITA, Hitoshi MIWA, Shinobu KATO, Toshihiko YOKOMAKU, Hisashi KATO, Takahisa HIRASAWA, Tetsuya MURAKI, Takayuki FURUNO
  • Publication number: 20200075224
    Abstract: A planar transfoinier includes a flexible insulating substrate having a pair of short sides, a pair of long sides, a first surface, and a second surface on an opposite side with respect to the first surface, multiple coils formed side by side on the first surface and second surface of the flexible insulating substrate such that each of the coils has a spiral-shaped wiring, and multiple terminals formed on the flexible insulating substrate and connected to the coils respectively such that the terminals are positioned in a center portion of the flexible insulating substrate formed close to a center of the long sides of the flexible insulating substrate. The flexible insulating substrate has multiple bending portions formed such that the flexible insulating substrate is folded at the bending portions and stacks the coils one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko MORITA, Hitoshi MIWA, Shinobu KATO, Toshihiko YOKOMAKU, Hisashi KATO, Takahisa HIRASAWA, Tetsuya MURAKI, Takayuki FURUNO
  • Publication number: 20200076263
    Abstract: A motor coil substrate includes a flexible substrate, and multiple coils formed on the flexible substrate such that each of the coils has a spiral shape. The flexible substrate has multiple folding lines formed and the multiple coils positioned such that the flexible substrate is folded at the folding lines and wound around a magnet and that an m-th coil and an (m+1)-th coil of the coils partially overlap one another when folded at the folding lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko MORITA, Hitoshi MIWA, Shinobu KATO, Toshihiko YOKOMAKU, Hisashi KATO, Takahisa HIRASAWA, Tetsuya MURAKI, Takayuki FURUNO
  • Publication number: 20200036165
    Abstract: In a spark plug for an internal combustion engine, a cylindrical insulator is arranged radially inside a cylindrical ground electrode, and includes an insulator protruding portion protruding further toward a distal end side in an axial direction than a distal end of the ground electrode. A center electrode is held radially inside the insulator, and includes an exposed portion exposed from a distal end of the insulator protruding portion. The spark plug generates a discharge from the exposed portion to the ground electrode, in a discharge gap formed along a surface of the insulator protruding portion. At least one of the exposed portion and the insulator protruding portion includes a flow inlet that is open on an outer circumferential surface thereof, a flow outlet that is open toward the discharge gap, and a communication passage communicating between the flow inlet and the flow outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ryota WAKASUGI, Fumiaki AOKI, Daisuke TANAKA, Akimitsu SUGIURA, Tetsuya MIWA, Kanechiyo TERADA
  • Publication number: 20200028333
    Abstract: A spark plug has a tubular ground electrode, an insulator, and a center electrode. The insulator has an insulator protruding portion protruding to a tip end side in a plug axial direction with respect to the ground electrode. The center electrode 4 has an exposed portion exposed through a tip end of the insulator protruding portion. The exposed portion of the center electrode has a first part covering the insulator protruding portion from the tip end side in the plug axial direction, and a second part extending from the first part to a base end side in the plug axial direction and covering the entire circumference of an outer peripheral surface of the insulator protruding portion from an outer peripheral side in a plug radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Shintaro ITOH, Daisuke TANAKA, Akimitsu SUGIURA, Ryota WAKASUGI, Kaori DOI, Kanechiyo TERADA, Tetsuya MIWA, Fumiaki AOKl
  • Publication number: 20190392259
    Abstract: In the intermediate process state estimation method, two generators are used, and as well as inputting a common input noise to the respective generators, a label corresponding to a certain step is input to one generator and a label corresponding to a step different from the certain step is input to the other generator. Then, one of generation data and training data generated by the respective generators is randomly input to a discriminator, and the generators and the discriminator learn in an adversarial manner from the discrimination result in the discriminator. Then, an input noise corresponding to a desired final state and a label corresponding to a step where it is desired that an intermediate process state be estimated are input to the learned generator to estimate the intermediate process state based on the generation data generated by the generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA SCHOOL FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya KAJIMOTO, Yutaka SASAKI, Makoto MIWA, Yuta HAYASHIDA