Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Kondo

Tomohiro Kondo 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: 20220196163
    Abstract: A valve device capable of precisely adjusting a flow rate includes: an operating member for operating a diaphragm and provided movably between a closed position at which diaphragm closes a flow path and an open position at which diaphragm opens the flow path; a main actuator that receives pressure from a supplied drive fluid and moves the operating member to the open position or the closed position; an adjusting actuator for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned in the open position by using a passive element which expands and contracts in response to a given input signal; a position detecting mechanism for detecting the position of the operating member with respect to a valve body; and an origin position determining unit that uses a valve closed state in which the diaphragm contacts to valve seat to determine an origin position of the position detecting mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daihi TSUCHIGUCHI, Toshihide YOSHIDA, Ryutaro TANNO, Yuya SUZUKI, Kenta KONDO, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220194518
    Abstract: A human-powered vehicle component includes an input device, to which first information related to at least one of a human-powered vehicle, a rider of the human-powered vehicle, and environment of the human-powered vehicle is input. The human-powered vehicle component further comprises an electric actuator and an artificial intelligence processor configured to generate second information for controlling the electric actuator in accordance with the first information input to the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 11359730
    Abstract: A valve device includes: a valve device body including a valve seat; a diaphragm that is provided to cover a valve chamber; a stem; and a valve body portion that is inserted into a central portion of the diaphragm, and that is configured to open and close the fluid passage by approaching the valve seat and separating from the valve seat. The diaphragm includes a main diaphragm, and a support diaphragm positioned on an opposite side of the main diaphragm to the valve chamber side and provided in contact with the main diaphragm. A first terminal end portion on an inner peripheral side of the main diaphragm is fixed to the valve body portion. A second terminal end portion on an inner peripheral side of the support diaphragm is separated from the first terminal end portion on the inner peripheral side of the main diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Nobuo Nakamura, Kenta Kondo, Tomohiro Nakata, Masahiko Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20220181055
    Abstract: A controller executes a dither control that cyclically increases and decreases an exciting current in a linear solenoid valve so as to vibrate a spool of the linear solenoid valve. A vibration cycle of the spool obtained through the dither control is referred to a dither cycle. The dither control includes a first dither control that vibrates the spool in a first dither cycle and a second dither control that vibrates the spool in a second dither cycle that is shorter than the first dither cycle. The controller executes the first dither control and the second dither control when an oil temperature of the hydraulic oil is between a first oil temperature and a second oil temperature that is higher than the first oil temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki TOKURA, Katsumi KONO, Takeshi YASUDA, Tomohiro KONDO, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Masanori MATSUBARA, Yasuhiro TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11352457
    Abstract: To provide a novel fluorine-containing compound that does not include any long chain perfluoroalkyl unit having 8 or more carbon atoms, which is problematic in terms of the environment, and that is excellent in water repellency/oil repellency, and a surface modifier using the compound. [Solution] There are used a fluorine-containing compound represented by the following general formula (1), the following general formula (2) or the following general formula (5): Rf1—(CR1?CR2—X—Rf2)n—Y—Z (1), Rf1—(X—CR1?CR2—Rf2)n—Y—Z (2) or Rf3—(CF?CR3—CR4?CF—Rf4)n—Y—Z (5); and a surface modifier using the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOSOH FINECHEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Nakamura, Norihisa Kondo, Takayuki Yamasaki, Tomohiro Shirai
  • Patent number: 11353813
    Abstract: A tubular fuser device rotates and is in contact with a sheet on which a positively charged toner image is formed to fix the toner image to the sheet. The fuser device includes a tubular substrate made of a metal, a rubber layer covering the outer periphery of the substrate, an adhesion layer covering the outer periphery of the rubber layer, and a surface layer made of a resin covering the outer periphery of the adhesion layer. In the fuser device, a charge decay ?V at a moment 120 seconds after end of charging a surface of the surface layer to ?1 kV is zero, and an electrostatic capacity per unit area C in a thickness direction of the fuser device is equal to or less than 3.30 pF/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Masaya Suzuki, Kenji Sasaki, Wataru Nemoto, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 11348719
    Abstract: A multilayer inductor component includes an element body that is an insulator and a coil in which a plurality of coil conductor layers that extend along planes in the element body are electrically connected to each other. Also, each of the coil conductor layers includes metal part and glass part, and the glass part include internal glass portion that is entirely included in the metal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kido, Masahiro Kubota, Tomonori Sakata, Kenta Kondo, Shimpei Tanabe, Yoshiyuki Oota
  • Publication number: 20220002535
    Abstract: A molded bale of a rubber-like block copolymer, the rubber-like block copolymer containing 5% by mass or more and 95% by mass or less of a polymer block (a) having a content of a vinyl aromatic monomer unit of 22% by mass or less; and 5% by mass or more and 95% by mass or less of a polymer block (b) having a content of a vinyl aromatic monomer unit of 23% by mass or more and less than 50% by mass, in which the rubber-like block copolymer has an iodine value of 10 to 250, an ethylene structure content of 3% by mass or more, and a vinyl aromatic monomer block content of less than 10% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Araki, Atsushi Yasumoto, Daigo Matsuoka, Yoshihisa Inoue, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210403686
    Abstract: The present invention provides a molded bale of a rubber composition that is difficult to cold flow, and is difficult to be thermally deteriorated during production, and in which rigidity at 50° C. of a rubber composition for crosslinking obtained therefrom is difficult to be low, and change of tensile strength of the rubber composition for crosslinking after thermal history is small. The rubber composition contains: a rubber-like polymer (A) having an iodine value of 10 to 250, 3% by mass or more of an ethylene structure, and less than 10% by mass of a vinyl aromatic monomer block; aluminum (B); and nickel and/or cobalt (C), in which a content of the aluminum (B) is 2 ppm or more and 200 ppm or less, and a content of the nickel and/or cobalt (C) is 3 ppm or more and 100 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Araki, Atsushi Yasumoto, Tomohiro Kondo, Akitomo Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20210403685
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to obtain a molded bale of a rubber composition that is difficult to cold flow and difficult to be thermally deteriorated. The present invention provides a molded bale of a rubber composition containing: a rubber-like polymer (A) having an iodine value of 10 to 250, 3% by mass or more of an ethylene structure, and less than 10% by mass of a vinyl aromatic monomer block; and aluminum (B), in which a content of the aluminum (B) is 2 ppm or more and 200 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Araki, Atsushi Yasumoto, Akitomo Kikuchi, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210403628
    Abstract: A molded bale of a rubber composition, containing: a rubber-like polymer (A) having an iodine value of 10 to 250, 3% by mass or more of an ethylene structure, and less than 10% by mass of a vinyl aromatic monomer block; and titanium (C), in which a content of the titanium (C) is 3 ppm or more and 120 ppm or less, and a content of aluminum (B) is less than 2 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Araki, Atsushi Yasumoto, Tomohiro Kondo, Akitomo Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20210341862
    Abstract: A tubular fuser device rotates and is in contact with a sheet on which a positively charged toner image is formed to fix the toner image to the sheet. The fuser device includes a tubular substrate made of a metal, a rubber layer covering the outer periphery of the substrate, an adhesion layer covering the outer periphery of the rubber layer, and a surface layer made of a resin covering the outer periphery of the adhesion layer. In the fuser device, a charge decay ?V at a moment 120 seconds after end of charging a surface of the surface layer to ?1 kV is zero, and an electrostatic capacity per unit area C in a thickness direction of the fuser device is equal to or less than 3.30 pF/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masaya SUZUKI, Kenji SASAKI, Wataru NEMOTO, Tomohiro KONDO
  • Publication number: 20210304937
    Abstract: A controller for a linear solenoid valve is configured to: calculate an average value of an exciting current within a period including a natural number multiple of the dither cycle as an average current value; execute a feedback control on a control value of the pulse width modulation signal such that a target value of the exciting current and the average current value match; and calculate a dither correction amount by multiplying a ratio between the control value of the pulse width modulation signal obtained by the feedback control and the average current value by a dither current value that is a current value corresponding to the dither correction amount and calculating the dither correction amount such that an increase in the exciting current due to the dither correction amount is canceled out by a decrease in the exciting current due to the dither correction amount within one dither cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki TOKURA, Takeshi YASUDA, Katsumi KONO, Tomohiro KONDO, Yasuhiro TANAKA, Masanori MATSUBARA, Tomoyuki KOIKE
  • Patent number: 11076346
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal testing device capable of shortening a time for obtaining a Band Combination supported by a mobile terminal. A mobile terminal testing device includes a control unit 6 that excludes a CA Band Combination including a Band that is not supported by a mobile terminal 10 from CA Band Combinations to which a relaxation value is applied, excludes a CA Band Combination that does not include any OperatingBand to be tested, and determines a Band to be included in RequestedBands from Bands included in the remaining CA Band Combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Chinbe, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 11066118
    Abstract: A bicycle seatpost system is basically provided with a height adjustable seatpost and an electronic controller. The height adjustable seatpost includes an electric actuator. The electronic controller is configured to control the electric actuator to change a height of the height adjustable seatpost in accordance with detected information about a change of orientation of a bicycle relative to a ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Katsuki, Yasuhiro Tsuchizawa, Kenji Kamada, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10889351
    Abstract: A bicycle controller is provided that performs control in accordance with a riding condition of a bicycle. The bicycle controller includes an electronic control unit that controls a motor. The motor assists human power that is inputted to a bicycle. Upon determining a gear changer that changes a gear ratio of the bicycle is operated, the electronic control unit switches a control state of the motor from a first control state to a second control state based on a rotation phase of a crank of the bicycle and changes a timing at which the control state of the motor is switched from the first control state to the second control state based on an inclination of the bicycle in a front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tsuchizawa, Hiroshi Matsuda, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10815190
    Abstract: A quaternary ammonium compound represented by the following formula (1): [(R1)m(R2)4-mN+]nXn???(1) wherein each R1 independently represents an unsubstituted alkyl group or substituted alkyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms; an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; an aralkyl group where an unsubstituted alkyl group or substituted alkyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms is substituted with at least one aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; or an alkylaryl group where an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms is substituted with at least one unsubstituted alkyl group or substituted alkyl group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms; each R2 independently represents a group having 2 to 60 carbon atoms and 2 to 30 oxygen atoms, the group represented by the following formula: —(RO)k-H, wherein R represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group and k represents a natural number of 2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10774209
    Abstract: To provide a resin composition which can allow for production of a molded product causing less generation of formaldehyde and having an excellent metallic appearance, and furthermore which can allow for suppression of contamination in a mold and a molding machine during molding. A resin composition containing a polyacetal resin (A), an aluminum pigment (B), and a pearl-based pigment (C), in which the aluminum pigment (B) includes an aluminum particle, and the aluminum particle has a volume average particle size (D50) of 3 to 100 ?m and the content thereof is 0.01 to 15 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the polyacetal resin (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kondo, Kenji Utashima, Norihiko Furuya
  • Patent number: 10767761
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle driving apparatus includes: a first-operating-state determining portion configured to determine whether the driving apparatus is in a first operating state, by determining (i) whether a first drive-force transmitting path is established to cause a drive force to be transmitted through a gear mechanism and (ii) whether there is a probability of generation of noises between an input shaft and an continuously-variable transmission; and a belt-clamping-force controlling portion configured to control a belt clamping force of the continuously-variable transmission, when it is determined that the driving apparatus is in the first operating state, to start execution of a belt-clamping-force increasing control for increasing the belt clamping force such that the belt clamping force is made larger when the driving apparatus is in the first operating state than when the driving apparatus is in an operating state that is different from the first operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Tomomatsu, Tomohiro Kondo, Kyohei Suzumura, Jun Hakamagi
  • Publication number: 20200275351
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal testing device capable of shortening a time for obtaining a Band Combination supported by a mobile terminal. A mobile terminal testing device includes a control unit 6 that excludes a CA Band Combination including a Band that is not supported by a mobile terminal 10 from CA Band Combinations to which a relaxation value is applied, excludes a CA Band Combination that does not include any OperatingBand to be tested, and determines a Band to be included in RequestedBands from Bands included in the remaining CA Band Combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ryota CHINBE, Tomohiro KONDO