Patents by Inventor Tetsuya Shinohara

Tetsuya Shinohara 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: 20200398816
    Abstract: A control method for a hybrid vehicle includes a generator and an electric motor, the generator being configured to charge a battery by use of power of an engine, the electric motor being configured to drive driving wheels by electric power of the battery. The control method having driving the engine at a first rotation speed when a charging amount of the battery decreases to a first charging threshold; changing the engine to driving at a second rotation speed larger than the first rotation speed when the engine is driven at the first rotation speed and the charging amount decreases to a second charging threshold smaller than the first charging threshold; and continuing driving of the engine until the charging amount becomes equal to or more than a charging end threshold larger than the first charging threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Shinsuke Higuchi, Tomohiro Ariyoshi, Satomi Eto, Kazuma Sengoku, Junji Miyachi, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20200398814
    Abstract: A fuel economy display control method for a hybrid vehicle includes driving electric power supplied to a travel motor from a battery is generated by an electric power generation device that generates electric power by consuming fuel. The fuel economy display control method includes an electric power economy computation step in which instantaneous electric power economy according to an output of the travel motor is computed, a fuel economy computation step in which instantaneous fuel economy corresponding to the above instantaneous electric power economy is computed in accordance with an operating state set for the electric power generation device, and a display step in which the instantaneous fuel economy is displayed on a display device arranged inside a vehicle cabin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Shinsuke Higuchi, Kazuhiko Okino, Ryuzou Noguchi, Junji Miyachi, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20200384859
    Abstract: Provided is an operating state display method in an electric vehicle in which the drive electric power is supplied from a battery to a travel motor. The operating state display method includes an eco-level setting step of setting an eco-level with respect to an operating state of the electric vehicle based on a vehicle speed of the electric vehicle and an output of the travel motor, and a display step of displaying in a vehicle cabin an eco-level gauge configured to expand or contract according to the eco-level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shinsuke Higuchi, Kazuma Sengoku, Junji Miyachi, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10703417
    Abstract: A body frame structure forming a side part of an automobile includes an outer panel, an inner panel that forms a closed space elongated in a first direction between the inner panel and the outer panel, a metal outer R/F disposed within the closed space, a resin R/F disposed within the closed space, and a foam disposed within the closed space. The closed space includes a three-layer structure including the outer R/F, the resin R/F, and the foam filling a space between the outer R/F and the resin R/F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, IIDA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Yokoi, Shinichirou Murofushi, Keisuke Suzuki, Yasunori Yamada, Tetsuya Shinohara, Kenji Takada, Shigeaki Kitamura, Hironao Ito
  • Patent number: 10578069
    Abstract: In an information providing method and device for a vehicle, an engine of the vehicle is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The driver is notified of support information for satisfying the permission condition when the permission condition is not satisfied in the state in which the vehicle is stopped by the brake operation. A vehicle stop keeping control generates a braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stopped state even when the brake operation decreases. The notification of the support information is stopped when it is determined that the brake operation has been released and a notification continuation time has elapsed since the brake operation was released during a state in which the support information is being notified and the vehicle stop keeping control is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Okitsu, Hiromoto Shimizu, Haruki Satou, Tadafumi Noji, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10451021
    Abstract: In an information providing method and device for a vehicle, an engine of the vehicle is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The driver is notified of support information for satisfying the permission condition when the permission condition is not satisfied in the state in which the vehicle is stopped by the brake operation. A vehicle stop keeping control generates a braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stopped state even when the brake operation decreases. The notification of the support information is stopped when it is determined that the driver does not wish to automatically stop the engine in a state in which the support information is being notified and the vehicle stop keeping control is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Okitsu, Hiromoto Shimizu, Haruki Satou, Tadafumi Noji, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20190309722
    Abstract: In an information providing method and device for a vehicle, an engine of the vehicle is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The driver is notified of support information for satisfying the permission condition when the permission condition is not satisfied in the state in which the vehicle is stopped by the brake operation. A vehicle stop keeping control generates a braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stopped state even when the brake operation decreases. The notification of the support information is stopped when it is determined that the brake operation has been released and a notification continuation time has elapsed since the brake operation was released during a state in which the support information is being notified and the vehicle stop keeping control is in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yuta OKITSU, Hiromoto SHIMIZU, Haruki SATOU, Tadafumi NOJI, Tetsuya SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 10252728
    Abstract: In an information providing method for a vehicle, an engine is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The permission condition is a brake operation amount of a brake having reached a predetermined brake operation amount. The driver is notified of support information prompting the driver to increase the brake operation amount when the permission condition is not satisfied after a predetermined time has elapsed since the vehicle was stopped. A braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stop state is generated by a vehicle stop keeping control. The driver is notified of the support information when the brake operation amount decreases before the predetermined time has elapsed in a state in which the vehicle has been stopped by the brake operation and the vehicle stop keeping control is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Okitsu, Hiromoto Shimizu, Haruki Satou, Tadafumi Noji, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20190039658
    Abstract: A body frame structure forming a side part of an automobile includes an outer panel, an inner panel that forms a closed space elongated in a first direction between the inner panel and the outer panel, a metal outer R/F disposed within the closed space, a resin R/F disposed within the closed space, and a foam disposed within the closed space. The closed space includes a three-layer structure including the outer R/F, the resin R/F, and the foam filling a space between the outer R/F and the resin R/F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, IIDA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu YOKOI, Shinichirou MUROFUSHI, Keisuke SUZUKI, Yasunori YAMADA, Tetsuya SHINOHARA, Kenji TAKADA, Shigeaki KITAMURA, Hironao ITO
  • Publication number: 20180312171
    Abstract: In an information providing method for a vehicle, an engine is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The permission condition is a brake operation amount of a brake having reached a predetermined brake operation amount. The driver is notified of support information prompting the driver to increase the brake operation amount when the permission condition is not satisfied after a predetermined time has elapsed since the vehicle was stopped. A braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stop state is generated by a vehicle stop keeping control. The driver is notified of the support information when the brake operation amount decreases before the predetermined time has elapsed in a state in which the vehicle has been stopped by the brake operation and the vehicle stop keeping control is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yuta OKITSU, Hiromoto SHIMIZU, Haruki SATOU, Tadafumi NOJI, Tetsuya SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20180298866
    Abstract: In an information providing method and device for a vehicle, an engine of the vehicle is stopped automatically when a predetermined permission condition is satisfied in a state in which the vehicle is stopped by a brake operation executed by a driver. The driver is notified of support information for satisfying the permission condition when the permission condition is not satisfied in the state in which the vehicle is stopped by the brake operation. A vehicle stop keeping control generates a braking force capable of maintaining a vehicle stopped state even when the brake operation decreases. The notification of the support information is stopped when it is determined that the driver does not wish to automatically stop the engine in a state in which the support information is being notified and the vehicle stop keeping control is in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Yuta OKITSU, Hiromoto SHIMIZU, Haruki SATOU, Tadafumi NOJI, Tetsuya SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 9551982
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a water treatment control apparatus generates an indication to a water treatment facility referring to conditions including a drought status and a water treatment cost at the water treatment facility. The indication indicates a type of water to be taken by the water treatment facility between a plurality of types of water including river water from rivers, rainwater, and waste water used by a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hisashi Kobayashi, Yoshitaka Kobayashi, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20140324223
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a water treatment control apparatus generates an indication to a water treatment facility referring to conditions including a drought status and a water treatment cost at the water treatment facility. The indication indicates a type of water to be taken by the water treatment facility between a plurality of types of water including river water from rivers, rainwater, and waste water used by a customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hisashi Kobayashi, Yoshitaka Kobayashi, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20110062062
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a power recovery apparatus used in a desalination apparatus including a reverse osmosis membrane which extracts fresh water from seawater and ejects concentrated water includes a pressure conversion section and a seawater supply section to collect energy of the concentrated water. The pressure conversion section includes a movable part dividing inside of the conversion section into first and second spaces, moves the movable part by causing the first space to receive the concentrated water, and pushes out seawater filled in the second space by the movable part to output the seawater. The pressure conversion section further includes a drive mechanism which drives the movable part so as to output the seawater from the second space. The seawater supply section merges the seawater from the pressure conversion section with the seawater supplied to the reverse osmosis membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Ryoichi TAKAHASHI, Tetsuya Shinohara, Fumihide Nagashima, Koichi Matsui, Futoshi Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20040025619
    Abstract: As a double-arm shoulder joint mechanism of a double-arm robot and a both-legs hip joint mechanism of a biped-walk robot, use is made of a double spherical joint having a construction such that joint rotation axes of 6 DOF are intersected at one point. As the double-arm shoulder joint mechanism of the double-arm robot, arms are connected respectively to a first spherical joint and a second spherical joint of the double spherical joint. As the both-legs hip joint mechanism of the biped-walk robot, legs are connected respectively to the first spherical joint and the second spherical joint of the double spherical joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nakamura, Masafumi Okada, Tetsuya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 6303027
    Abstract: A treated water quality control system (10) has a sewage inflow estimating unit (1) for estimating an inflow of sewage and a process data storage unit (3) for storing process data on a sewage treatment plant (50). An estimated sewage inflow estimated by the sewage inflow estimating unit (1) and process data read from the process data storage unit (3) are given to a manipulated variable calculating unit (20). The manipulated variable calculating unit (20) calculates values of manipulated variables to be used by a process controller (6) for controlling the sewage treatment plant (50). The values of the manipulated variables calculated by the manipulated variable calculating unit (20) and the process data read from the process data storage unit (3) are given to a process condition estimating arithmetic unit (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akihiro Nagaiwa, Osamu Yamanaka, Masahiko Tsutsumi, Yasuhiko Nagamori, Yukio Hatsushika, Masajiro Nakada, Kazuhiro Horie, Masaki Kunimi, Tetsuya Shinohara, Hiroshi Yuuki