Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Sakata

Tomohiro Sakata 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: 20210239058
    Abstract: A control unit (8) calculates a temperature difference (?Tg). The temperature difference (?Tg) is a value obtained by subtracting the temperature (Tg) of a GPF (22) from a target GPF temperature (Tgt). If the temperature difference (?Tg) is less than or equal to zero, the control unit (8) implements a fuel economy-oriented conventional control. If the temperature difference (?Tg) is greater than zero, the control unit (8) implements a filter temperature-increasing control. The filter temperature-increasing control causes the exhaust temperature to be increased so that the temperature (Tg) of the GPF (22) becomes greater than or equal to the target GPF temperature (Tgt).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro SAKATA, Futoshi YOSHIMURA, Yoshihiko IWABUCHI
  • Patent number: 11070111
    Abstract: An inverter substrate has a plurality of heat generating elements mounted thereon and disposed at intervals from each other. A housing has an inverter housing section that accommodates the inverter substrate. The inverter housing section has a first member that faces one plate surface of a pair of plate surfaces of the inverter substrate, a second member that faces the other plate surface of the pair of plate surfaces, and a plurality of heat conductive sheets that are disposed between the first member or the second member and the inverter substrate and are brought into contact with the first member or the second member and the inverter substrate. The heat conductive sheets are thermally connected to the heat generating elements. The heat conductive sheets are individually disposed at positions at which the heat conductive sheets overlap the plurality of heat generating elements in a plan view of the inverter substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Hitoshi Sakamoto, Tomohiro Sakata, Chisato Sekiguchi, Hirotaka Kanamono
  • Publication number: 20200189650
    Abstract: An electronic control device controls an electronic power steering apparatus including a motor configured to assist steering of a steering wheel provided in a vehicle and a torque sensor configured to detect a steering torque applied to the steering wheel. The electronic control device includes: a torque current control unit that sets a first current command value to be supplied to the motor according to a value of the steering torque applied to the steering wheel; a differential control unit that calculates a torque differential value as a differential value of the steering torque and sets a second current command value according to the torque differential value and a rotation speed of the motor; and a command value calculation unit that calculates a motor current command value to be supplied to the motor based on the first current command value and the second current command value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Kashiyama, Tomohiro Sakata, Yoshihisa Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200106330
    Abstract: An electric pump device is provided. The electric pump device includes a motor, an inverter substrate electrically connected to the motor, a housing for housing the motor and the inverter substrate, and a pump portion driven by power of the motor. The housing includes a motor housing portion for housing the motor and an inverter housing portion for housing the inverter substrate. The motor housing portion has strut portions which extend inside the inverter housing portion and fixed to the inverter substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Hitoshi SAKAMOTO, Tomohiro SAKATA, Chisato SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200106331
    Abstract: An electric pump device is provided. The device includes a motor, an inverter substrate, a housing for housing the motor and the inverter substrate, and a pump portion driven by power of the motor. The housing has a bearing holding wall portion which is disposed on one side in an axial direction of a stator and disposed on the other side in an axial direction of the inverter substrate to hold at least one of bearings; the bearing holding wall has recesses which are recessed from a surface of the bearing holding wall facing the one side in the axial direction toward the other side in the axial direction; the inverter substrate has an electronic component protruding toward the other side in the axial direction from a plate surface of the inverter substrate facing the other side in the axial direction; and the electronic component is inserted into the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Hitoshi SAKAMOTO, Tomohiro SAKATA, Chisato SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200106321
    Abstract: An electric pump apparatus includes a motor, an inverter board, a coil support, a housing, and a pump portion driven by the motor. Coils include first end portions and second end portions drawn out from the coils, the first end portion and the second end portion defining both end portions of each of conducting wires of the coils. The inverter board is on a first axial side of the motor. The coil support includes a neutral point busbar that electrically connects the coils to one another. The coil support includes a first region including the first end portions arranged therein, each first end portion being directly connected to the inverter board, and a second region including the second end portions and the neutral point busbar arranged therein, each second end portion being connected to the neutral point busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HOMMA, Tomohiro SAKATA, Susumu MAEDA, Masato AONO, Takashi HATTORI
  • Publication number: 20200106345
    Abstract: An inverter substrate has a plurality of heat generating elements mounted thereon and disposed at intervals from each other. A housing has an inverter housing section that accommodates the inverter substrate. The inverter housing section has a first member that faces one plate surface of a pair of plate surfaces of the inverter substrate, a second member that faces the other plate surface of the pair of plate surfaces, and a plurality of heat conductive sheets that are disposed between the first member or the second member and the inverter substrate and are brought into contact with the first member or the second member and the inverter substrate. The heat conductive sheets are thermally connected to the heat generating elements. The heat conductive sheets are individually disposed at positions at which the heat conductive sheets overlap the plurality of heat generating elements in a plan view of the inverter substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Hitoshi SAKAMOTO, Tomohiro SAKATA, Chisato SEKIGUCHI, Hirotaka KANAMONO
  • Patent number: 10263244
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium metal composite oxide having a layered structure, which is particularly excellent as a positive electrode active material for batteries that are mounted on electric vehicles or hybrid vehicles. Proposed is a lithium metal composite oxide having a layered structure, which is represented by general formula Li1+x(Mn?Co?Ni?)1?xO2 (0.00?X?0.07, 0.10???0.40, 0.10???0.40, and 0.30???0.75) and has a specific surface area of more than 2.0 m2/g but 5.0 m2/g or less and has an average particle size of the primary particles/crystallite size ratio of 5.7 to 18.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Mitsumoto, Yasuhiro Ochi, Tomohiro Sakata, Hitohiko Ide, Yoshimi Hata, Shinya Kagei
  • Patent number: 9745717
    Abstract: Provided is a construction machine having a plurality of equipment units and a structural body supporting the equipment units, restricting height of each of the equipment units supported by the structural body with no considerable decrease in the strength of the structural body and no considerable restriction on the height dimension of the equipment units. The construction machine includes a structural body having a plurality of beam members, a first equipment unit placed on the structural body, and a second equipment unit which is other than the first equipment unit and placed on the structural body. The plurality of beam members includes a first beam member having a first placement surface on which the first equipment unit is placed and a second beam member having a second placement surface on which the second equipment unit is placed, the second placement surface being lower than the first placement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sakata, Seiji Saiki
  • Publication number: 20150376866
    Abstract: Provided is a construction machine having a plurality of equipment units and a structural body supporting the equipment units, restricting height of each of the equipment units supported by the structural body with no considerable decrease in the strength of the structural body and no considerable restriction on the height dimension of the equipment units. The construction machine includes a structural body having a plurality of beam members, a first equipment unit placed on the structural body, and a second equipment unit which is other than the first equipment unit and placed on the structural body. The plurality of beam members includes a first beam member having a first placement surface on which the first equipment unit is placed and a second beam member having a second placement surface on which the second equipment unit is placed, the second placement surface being lower than the first placement surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro SAKATA, Seiji SAIKI
  • Patent number: 8983756
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine has a cylinder, a cylinder head mounted to the cylinder, a piston disposed in the cylinder, and a fuel injection valve. A combustion chamber is defined by the piston, the cylinder head and the cylinder. The fuel injection valve has a plurality of injection holes that injects fuel directly inside the cylinder from a side of the combustion chamber. The injection holes inject fuel in a spray shape with an overall shape, which is formed by a plurality of sprays being injected from the injection holes. The overall shape expands toward the cylinder head and forms one part of a conical shape that is dented near the piston. Central axes of some of the injection holes are oriented toward a boundary portion near the exhaust valve formed at a crown surface of the piston and an inner wall of the cylinder when fuel is injected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sakata, Daisuke Tanaka, Futoshi Yoshimura, Ryo Uchida
  • Publication number: 20140373805
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine has a cylinder, a cylinder head mounted to the cylinder, a piston disposed in the cylinder, and a fuel injection valve. A combustion chamber is defined by the piston, the cylinder head and the cylinder. The fuel injection valve has a plurality of injection holes that injects fuel directly inside the cylinder from a side of the combustion chamber. The injection holes inject fuel in a spray shape with an overall shape, which is formed by a plurality of sprays being injected from the injection holes. The overall shape expands toward the cylinder head and forms one part of a conical shape that is dented near the piston. Central axes of some of the injection holes are oriented toward a boundary portion near the exhaust valve formed at a crown surface of the piston and an inner wall of the cylinder when fuel is injected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sakata, Daisuke Tanaka, Futoshi Yoshimura, Ryo Uchida
  • Publication number: 20140329147
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium metal composite oxide having a layered structure, which is particularly excellent as a positive electrode active material for batteries that are mounted on electric vehicles or hybrid vehicles. Proposed is a lithium metal composite oxide having a layered structure, which is represented by general formula Li1+x(Mn?Co?Ni?)1?xO2 (0.00?X?0.07, 0.10???0.40, 0.10???0.40, and 0.30???0.75) and has a specific surface area of more than 2.0 m2/g but 5.0 m2/g or less and has an average particle size of the primary particles/crystallite size ratio of 5.7 to 18.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tetsuya Mitsumoto, Yasuhiro Ochi, Tomohiro Sakata, Hitohiko Ide, Yoshimi Hata, Shinya Kagei
  • Patent number: 8715836
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a surface-treated electro-deposited copper foil which has a low profile at a level equal to or excellent than that of low-profile surface-treated electro-deposited copper foils that have conventionally been supplied to the market and in which waviness affecting the straight line performance of wiring is small, and a method for manufacturing the same. In order to achieve this object, in the surface-treated electro-deposited copper foil, the maximum waviness height (Wmax) of the bonding surface to be bonded with an insulation layer-constituting material to be 0.05 ?m to 0.7 ?m, the maximum peak to valley height (PV) to be 0.05 to 1.5 ?m, and the surface roughness (Rzjis) to be 0.1 ?m to 1.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Makoto Dobashi, Mitsuyoshi Matsuda, Sakiko Tomonaga, Hisao Sakai, Tomohiro Sakata, Junshi Yoshioka, Jo Nishikawa, Takeo Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20090166213
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a production method which enables efficient production of an electro-deposited copper foil with further lower profile when compared to the low-profile electro-deposited copper foils which have been supplied to the market and is excellent in mechanical strength. For the purpose of achieving the object, a production method adopted obtains the electro-deposited copper foil by electrolyzing a sulfuric acid based copper electrolytic solution which contains a quaternary ammonium salt polymer having cyclic structure and chlorine, wherein for the quaternary ammonium salt polymer contained in the sulfuric acid based copper electrolytic solution, a DDAC dimer or higher polymer is used. For the quaternary ammonium salt polymer, a diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride polymer having a number average molecular weight of 300 to 10000 is preferably used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Dobashi, Mitsuyoshi Matsuda, Sakiko Tomonaga, Hisao Sakai, Tomohiro Sakata, Ayumu Tateoka, Hiroshi Hata, Satoshi Mogi, Takeo Taguchi, Junshi Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20090047539
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a surface-treated electro-deposited copper foil which has a low profile at a level equal to or excellent than that of low-profile surface-treated electro-deposited copper foils that have conventionally been supplied to the market and in which waviness affecting the straight line performance of wiring is small, and a method for manufacturing the same. In order to achieve this object, in the surface-treated electro-deposited copper foil, the maximum waviness height (Wmax) of the bonding surface to be bonded with an insulation layer-constituting material to be 0.05 ?m to 0.7 ?m, the maximum peak to valley height (PV) to be 0.05 to 1.5 ?m, and the surface roughness (Rzjis) to be 0.1 ?m to 1.0 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Makoto Dobashi, Mitsuyoshi Matsuda, Sakiko Tomonaga, Hisao Sakai, Tomohiro Sakata, Junshi Yoshioka, Jo Nishikawa, Takeo Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20060087794
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a capacitor layer forming material useful for a printed wiring board with a substrate of fluorine resin, liquid-crystal polymer or the like, which is fabricated by hot-pressing at 300 to 400° C., and showing no deterioration in strength after the hot-pressing. In order to achieve the object, the capacitor layer forming material, comprising a first electroconductive layer used for forming an upper electrode and second electroconductive layer used for forming a lower electrode with a dielectric layer in-between for a printed wiring board, has the second electroconductive layer made of a composite foil comprising a copper layer coated with one or more layers of, plated hard nickel, plated cobalt and plated nickel/cobalt alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Applicant: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sakata, Kazuko Taniguchi, Makoto Dobashi
  • Patent number: 6215258
    Abstract: A dynamic focus circuit enables ideal focusing characteristics to be obtained across the entire screen of a wide-angled cathode ray tube, by generating a dynamic focus voltage having a flat-bottomed waveform through the addition of a simple circuit to a conventional analog circuit. If an S-shaping voltage method is used, the voltage of a signal induced in a secondary coil of a step-up transformer for raising the voltage of a parabolic waveform signal having a horizontal deflection period switches the gain for converting the parabolic waveform signal to a dynamic focus voltage, according to whether the induced voltage exceeds a specified reference value. If the induced voltage does not exceed the specified reference value, the parabolic waveform signal is converted to the dynamic focus voltage at a gain of less than one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Matsushita Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sakata, Mitsuya Masuda, Yukio Uchida, Tomoaki Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 6147454
    Abstract: A display unit that enables reduction in number of additional parts, decrease in leakage magnetic field in a VLF band generated from the display unit in all directions at low cost, and suppression of the leakage magnetic field to the specified value or less according to MPR-II Standard with tolerance is provided. The display unit comprises a cathode-ray tube having a neck portion, a deflection yoke 2 that is mounted at a predetermined position on a periphery of the neck portion, and a driving circuit 3 that has a coil 4 and drives the deflection yoke 2. The driving circuit 3 (the coil 4) is provided at such a position and in such a direction that a magnetic field E.sub.2 generated from the driving circuit 3 (the coil 4) cancels out a leakage magnetic field generated E.sub.1 from the deflection yoke 2 substantially at the position in front of and 50 cm away from the center of a face panel of the cathode-ray tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Matsushita Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Uchida, Tomoaki Iwamoto, Tomohiro Sakata