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: 20200088307
    Abstract: A gas supply system is provided with an automatic valve that is provided in a flow passage and adjusts a flow rate of process gas supplied to a chamber by automatic opening and closing, and a manual valve that is provided downstream of the automatic valve in the flow path and in immediate vicinity of the chamber and adjusts the flow rate of the process gas by manual opening and closing. The manual valve is a direct diaphragm valve having a diaphragm that is placed and separated on and from a seat in conjunction with a stem and a disk along with opening and closing, and includes a stroke adjusting mechanism that adjusts a valve stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takeru MIURA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Toshiyuki INADA, Kazunari WATANABE, Kenta KONDO, Hidenobu SATO
  • Publication number: 20200068134
    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: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki TANO, Masayoshi KONDO, Yusuke SUZUKI, Masaya KAWAKITA, Seiji YAMADA, Tomohiro HAMAGUCHI, Koji SAIJO
  • Publication number: 20200040991
    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: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke TOMOMATSU, Tomohiro KONDO, Kyohei SUZUMURA, Jun HAKAMAGI
  • Publication number: 20200030367
    Abstract: The present invention has an objective of providing a novel composition for treating a fibrocartilaginous tissue injury. The present invention provides a composition for treating a fibrocartilaginous tissue injury, which is to be applied to an injured fibrocartilaginous tissue part of a target and which comprises a monovalent metal salt of alginic acid, more preferably a low endotoxin monovalent metal salt of alginic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicants: Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Eiji KONDO, Norimasa IWASAKI, Tomohiro ONODERA, Wooyoung KIM, Yasuyuki KAWAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200010144
    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: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20200014322
    Abstract: A human-powered vehicle control device includes an artificial intelligence processor, an operation device, and a communication device. The artificial intelligence processor is configured to generate second information for controlling an electric component of a human-powered vehicle in accordance with first information related to at least one of the human-powered vehicle, a rider of the human-powered vehicle, and an environment of the human-powered vehicle. The operation device operates the electric component. The communication device is configured to communicate with an external device. The artificial intelligence processor is configured to change a process for generating the second information in accordance with the first information and an operation of the operation device. The communication device is configured to transmit third information related to a process for generating the second information to the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20200014321
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an artificial intelligence processor that is configured to generate second information for controlling an electric component including at least one of a drive unit that applies propulsion force to a human-powered vehicle, an electric adjustable seatpost, and an electric suspension in accordance with first information related to at least one of the human-powered vehicle, a rider of the human-powered vehicle, and an environment of the human-powered vehicle. The artificial intelligence processor changes a process for generating the second information in accordance with the first information and in accordance with an operation of a first operation unit for operating the at least one of the drive unit, the electric adjustable seatpost, and the electric suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10511702
    Abstract: To provide an information processing device, information processing method, and program that make it possible to improve convenience at the time of operation with regard to an operation target. The information processing device includes: an operation target selecting section that cancels a selected state of a target selected as an operation target on a basis of detection of a posture of an object; and a lock control section that changes a condition for cancelling the selected state on a basis of a predetermined determination criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Kondo, Hirotaka Tako, Hidenori Karasawa, Kenichi Yamaura, Yoshihito Ohki, Yoshiyasu Kubota, Tomohiro Ishii
  • Publication number: 20190351681
    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: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Minami, Tomohiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10466615
    Abstract: A rubber member for coating a developing roll which is obtained by coating a coating layer component around a developing roll having a rubber substrate layer and curing the coating layer component is described. The coating layer component contains: (A) a liquid binder containing at least a polyol, an isocyanate compound and reactive silicone oil; (B) silicone rubber particles having a hardness according to JIS K6253: 1997 by Durometer A, measured instantaneously, of 20 to 80 degrees, and a rubber particle size of 0.2 to 10 pm; and a diluting solvent. A ratio of a thickness of the coating layer after curing and a particle size of the rubber satisfies: the rubber particle size/a coating layer thickness <0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: NOK Corporation, Synztec Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Higashira, Atsushi Ikeda, Nozomu Suzuki, Tomohiro Kondo, Shinobu Kanzaki, Goki Inukai, Lei Wang, Huu Viet Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190315628
    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: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Takahiro Kondo, Junji Nakamura, Hiroaki Nishino, Asahi Fujino, Tomohiro Fujimori, Hideo Hosono, Masahiro Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 10446838
    Abstract: Cycle characteristics of a nonaqueous secondary battery are to be improved. An active material including: a first active material that contains a nano silicon produced by heating a layered polysilane represented by a composition formula (SiH)n and having a structure in which multiple six-membered rings formed from silicon atoms are connected; and a second active material that contains a graphite, is used in a negative electrode. With this, expansion and contraction due to stress during charging and discharging can be mitigated, and thereby cycle characteristics improve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takeshi Kondo, Yusuke Sugiyama, Takashi Mohri, Hiroki Oshima, Tomohiro Niimi, Mutsumi Takahashi, Nobuhiro Goda, Takahiro Sugioka, Yuta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10434793
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a main body having a space therein, a thermal head arranged on a substrate provided in the space, the thermal head having heating elements arranged along a predetermined arrangement direction; a first conveyor which conveys an ink ribbon along a first conveyance path orthogonal to the arrangement direction, a second conveyor which conveys a printing object along a second conveyance path orthogonal to the arrangement direction and on an opposite side of the thermal head with respect to the first conveyance path, a first temperature sensor provided in a first space on a side of the thermal head with respect to the first conveyance path, a second temperature sensor provided in a second space between the first conveyance path and the second conveyance path, and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kondo, Yasuhiro Torii, Kohei Terada
  • Publication number: 20190248287
    Abstract: A display device includes a traveling state recognition unit configured to recognize a traveling state of a vehicle, an intervening driving manipulation recognition unit configured to recognize intervention in a driving manipulation by a driver of the vehicle during autonomous driving control, a trajectory acquisition unit configured to acquire a trajectory of the autonomous driving control, a first calculation unit configured to calculate a first path of the vehicle if an amount of intervention in the driving manipulation is maintained, a second calculation unit configured to calculate a second path of the vehicle due to the autonomous driving control based on the trajectory; and a display control unit configured to cause a first pointer showing the first path and a second pointer showing the second path to be displayed on an in-vehicle display when the intervention in the driving manipulation during the autonomous driving control is recognized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Sayaka Ono, Yoshitaka Fuwamoto, Hitoshi Kumon, Takayuki Iwamoto, Hiroki Mori, Takuji Narumi, Shunsuke Kondo, Tomohiro Tanikawa, Michitaka Hirose
  • Publication number: 20190233040
    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: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya KATSUKI, Yasuhiro TSUCHIZAWA, Kenji KAMADA, Tomohiro KONDO
  • Publication number: 20190203028
    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: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro KONDO, Kenji UTASHIMA, Norihiko FURUYA
  • Patent number: 10340440
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base material, a first metal film disposed on the base material and containing nitrogen and chromium, and a second metal film disposed on the first metal film and containing gold. In the first metal film, the number of nitrogen atoms may be between 20% to 100% of the number of chromium atoms. Further, the distribution of nitrogen atoms in the first metal film is larger in a third region sandwiched between a first region on the base material side of the first metal film and a second region on the second metal film side than in the first region and in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Otsuki, Shiro Murakami, Tomohiro Arai, Mitsuhiro Wada, Hiroshi Ito, Manabu Shiraki, Manabu Kondo, Muneyoshi Hama
  • Patent number: 10333139
    Abstract: Provided is a negative electrode active material including complex particles formed of: nano silicon aggregated particles produced by heating a layered polysilane represented by a composition formula of (SiH)n and having a structure in which multiple six-membered rings formed from silicon atoms are connected; and a composited carbon layer formed from an amorphous carbon and at least covering one portion of the aggregated particles. A mean particle diameter D50 of the aggregated particles is within a range of 0.2 ?m to 30 ?m, and a mean particle diameter D50 of the complex particles is within a range of 0.5 ?m to 40 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takeshi Kondo, Tomohiro Niimi, Yusuke Sugiyama, Masataka Nakanishi, Nobuhiro Goda
  • Publication number: 20190184975
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle control method is provided for a hybrid vehicle having an engine and a generator directly connected via a gear train having a plurality of gears that are engaged with each other. In this hybrid vehicle control method, a prescribed torque is continuously applied to the generator upon determining the engine is in a rotating state such that a transmission torque of the gear train does not continuously fluctuate above and below zero torque. Preferably, in one embodiment, the prescribed torque continuously applied to the second motor/generator is a negative torque value during a power generation operation in which the generator is rotated by the engine and is a positive torque value during a motoring operation in which the engine is rotated by the generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Shinpei KONDO, Yusuke IENAKA, Hirotaka KANEKO, Tomohiro ITO, Yuusuke SATOU
  • Publication number: 20190189333
    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: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro KIDO, Masahiro KUBOTA, Tomonori SAKATA, Kenta KONDO, Shimpei TANABE, Yoshiyuki OOTA