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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200393051
    Abstract: Provided is a valve device which can precisely adjust the flow rate while ensuring the flow rate of the fluid. A valve device includes a main actuator which receives a pressure of a supplied drive fluid and moves an operating member to an open position or closed position; an adjusting actuator arranged to receive at least a part of a force generated by the main actuator and for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned at the open position; and a pressure regulator provided in a feed path of the drive fluid to the main actuator and for regulating the pressure of the supplied drive fluid to suppress fluctuation of the pressure of the drive fluid supplied to the main actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenta KONDO, Toshihide YOSHIDA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Takeru MIURA, Masahiko NAKAZAWA
  • Patent number: 10855910
    Abstract: An electronic device according to a first aspect comprises an imaging device and a processor. The imaging device has a predetermined imaging region, and is configured to capture images having different focal distances. The processor is configured to execute a first process of identifying two or more focus identification regions included in a first imaging region included in the predetermined imaging region by comparing the captured images in the first imaging region, and a second process of interpolating a focal distance of a middle region not belonging to the two or more focus identification regions in the first imaging region. The second process includes a process of interpolating the focal distance of the middle region based on a focal distance of an interpolation focus region that is located inside or outside the middle region and that is one of the two or more focus identification regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Tano, Masayoshi Kondo, Yusuke Suzuki, Masaya Kawakita, Seiji Yamada, Tomohiro Hamaguchi, Koji Saijo
  • Publication number: 20200350599
    Abstract: To provide a sheet formed product that, in addition to being thin, has a small groove interval, groove width, and groove depth, that has a large contact surface area with oxygen gas or hydrogen gas, that is suitable for simply and at low cost producing a lightweight compact separator, and a manufacturing method for same. In the sheet formed product (amorphous thin sheet) according to the present invention, a metal matrix on which is formed a passivation layer on a surface layer thereof and that exhibits corrosion resistance has a three-dimensional surface structure, for example a groove-like uneven shape on a surface thereof. On the front surface having the uneven shape (or also on the back surface), particles of a conductive material component penetrate the passivation layer, and are exposed on the surface without being in solid solution in the metal matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: MANABU KIUCHI, RYUROU KURAHACHI, YOSHIHISA FUKUDOME, KENJI KAWASAKA, KOJI KOREEDA, YOSHIO SHIN, TOSHIHARU MORIMOTO, SHIGEO KAKUDOU, KAZUNORI TAKIKAWA, HIDETAKA ITO, HIROAKI KONDO, SATOSHI KUBOTA, SOOYOUNG KIM, KAORU TSURUOKA, TOMOHIRO KANAMARU
  • 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: 10781108
    Abstract: A two-dimensional hydrogen boride-containing sheet of the present invention has a two-dimensional network that consists of (HB)n (n?4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Takahiro Kondo, Junji Nakamura, Hiroaki Nishino, Asahi Fujino, Tomohiro Fujimori, Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Miyauchi
  • 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: 20200278033
    Abstract: A valve device is capable of precisely adjusting a flow rate variation due to aging, aging, etc. without using an external sensor. An adjusting actuator includes a piezoelectric element for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned at the open position, and the drive circuit of the adjusting actuator includes a detecting unit for detecting an electric signal related to the amount of strain generated in the piezoelectric element, and a control unit for controlling the adjusting actuator so that the opening degree of the flow path by the valve element becomes the target opening degree based on the electric signal related to the amount of strain of the piezoelectric element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenta KONDO, Toshihide YOSHIDA, Kenji AIKAWA, Hidenobu SATO, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200278234
    Abstract: A valve device is capable of precisely adjusting a flow rate variation with time, aging, or the like without using an external sensor or using as few external sensors as possible. The apparatus includes an adjusting actuator for adjusting the position of the operating member positioned at the open position, a communication unit for receiving adjustment information relating to the adjustment of the opening degree of the flow path by the valve element from the outside of the apparatus, and a control unit for adjusting the position of the operating member by driving the adjusting actuator based on the adjustment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kenta KONDO, Toshihide YOSHIDA, Hidenobu SATO, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Masahiko TAKIMOTO
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200263089
    Abstract: A polar compound having high chemical stability, high capability of aligning liquid crystal molecules, high solubility in a liquid crystal composition, and a large voltage holding ratio when the compound is used in a liquid crystal display device; and a composition containing the compound. The compound is represented by formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro YANO, Fumitaka KONDO, Hiroki SAGO
  • Patent number: 10744790
    Abstract: In a printing device, a thermal head has heating elements and prints an image made up of line images. A memory stores sets of parameters, each set including one of first parameters and corresponding one of second parameters. The controller calculates an average consumed power with respect to a line image subject to calculation by dividing a total amount of consumed power by a period of time set in each first parameter, thereby providing average consumed powers for the sets of parameters. The total amount of consumed power is an accumulated consumed power consumed in the heating elements energized during printing in the period of time including a print timing of the line image subject to calculation. The controller sets a cycle time for printing the line image subject to calculation so that each average consumed power does not exceed an upper limit specified by corresponding one of second parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Minami, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10732540
    Abstract: A developing roller having a rubber elastomer layer on the outer periphery of a shaft core metal, having a coating layer formed from a binder (A) and silicone rubber particles (B) on the surface of the rubber elastomer, and having an electrostatic capacitance of 4 to 20 nF; wherein the binder (A) is formed from a diluting solvent solution of a terminal hydroxyl group-containing prepolymer (a) obtained by reaction of an isocyanate compound, an isocyanurate modified product thereof and a reactive silicone oil, and an isocyanate compound and/or an isocyanurate modified product thereof (b). This developing roller suppresses banding by suppressing electrostatic capacitance even if the nip width between the developing roll and the photoreceptor changes due to distortion of peripheral members in the development apparatus, and stick slip (vibration) of gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeda, Hiroaki Kaneda, Tomohiro Kondo, Goki Inukai
  • Publication number: 20200231873
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to control, by using a colorless alignment control monomer, the alignment of liquid crystal molecules of a liquid crystal display element that does not include an alignment film, and to provide a liquid crystal composition with which the colorless alignment control monomer exhibits excellent compatibility. The invention uses a liquid crystal display element that comprises an alignment control monomer including an aromatic ester that undergoes photo-Fries rearrangement by light irradiation, and that employs a liquid crystal composition having a positive dielectric anisotropy. The invention also uses the liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: JNC CORPORATION, JNC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: YOSHIHARU HIRAI, Kazuhiro OGITA, Fumitaka KONDO, Tomohiro YANO, HIROSHI ENDOU
  • Publication number: 20200212546
    Abstract: The wearable antenna device includes an antenna part—attached to a part of a garment including a body accommodation part—that accommodates a part of a body, and a functional element arranged in a position of the garment in such a way that at least a part of the functional element is opposed to the antenna part with the body accommodation part interposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: NEC CORPORATION, NEC PLATFORMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichirou KODAMA, Kenji KOUNO, Tomohiro SHIMODA, Kazuaki MUROFUSHI, Hidenori MORIYA, Mitsuno KONDO, Sumio HIRAKU, yUKIO ANDO, Tetsuya NAGATA
  • Patent number: 10655029
    Abstract: An inkjet ink including: a stilbene-based compound represented by General Formula (1) below; where in the General Formula (1), R1 and R3 each independently represent, for example, an alkyl group including 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group including 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a phenyl group, or a naphthyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tokyo University of Science Foundation
    Inventors: Takuya Fujita, Yoshimasa Miyazawa, Hisashi Habashi, Tatsuya Tomura, Tomohiro Inoue, Yukishige Kondo, Yutaka Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200149653
    Abstract: An actuator includes a casing having a first annular groove formed in an inner peripheral portion thereof; a piston having a second annular groove formed in an outer peripheral portion thereof, provided in the casing to form a pressure chamber together with the casing, and driven by a drive fluid from an outside of the actuator; and an annular seal member having a first fitting portion to be fitted into the first annular groove and a second fitting portion to be fitted into the second annular groove to seal the pressure chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Takeru MIURA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenta KONDO, Hidenobu SATO, Tomoko YUHARA
  • Publication number: 20200141428
    Abstract: An actuator includes: a casing; a pressure reducing valve and a piston. The pressure reducing valve is provided in the casing to reduce a pressure of a driving fluid supplied from an outside of the casing to a predetermined level. The piston is provided in the casing to form a pressure chamber together with the casing. The piston is driven by the driving fluid that has been pressure-reduced to the predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Takeru MIURA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenta KONDO, Hidenobu SATO, Tomoko YUHARA
  • Publication number: 20200125003
    Abstract: A developing roller having a rubber elastomer layer on the outer periphery of a shaft core metal, having a coating layer formed from a binder (A) and silicone rubber particles (B) on the surface of the rubber elastomer, and having an electrostatic capacitance of 4 to 20 nF; wherein the binder (A) is formed from a diluting solvent solution of a terminal hydroxyl group-containing prepolymer (a) obtained by reaction of an isocyanate compound, an isocyanurate modified product thereof and a reactive silicone oil, and an isocyanate compound and/or an isocyanurate modified product thereof (b). This developing roller suppresses banding by suppressing electrostatic capacitance even if the nip width between the developing roll and the photoreceptor changes due to distortion of peripheral members in the development apparatus, and stick slip (vibration) of gears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi IKEDA, Hiroaki KANEDA, Tomohiro KONDO, Goki INUKAI