Patents by Inventor Tomoya Shimizu

Tomoya Shimizu 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: 20190366546
    Abstract: A remote monitoring system for monitoring the state of a robot at a place away from a user site. The system is provided with: an analysis result data acquiring unit for analyzing an electric current data of a motor of a drive system of the robot and acquiring an analysis result data at the user site; a data server provided at a remote place away from the user site for recording the analysis result data obtained by the analysis result data acquiring unit; a communication unit for transmitting the analysis result data to the data server; and a mobile terminal for reading and displaying the analysis result data recorded in the data server. In the remote monitoring system, the amount of data (communication amount) transmitted from a user site to a remote place can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakazu NAKAMURA, Makoto KAWAI, Tomoya SHIMIZU, Akira KAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190361391
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes a developing electrode and a supply electrode. The developing electrode includes a first electrical contact in contact with a developing roller shaft, and a second electrical contact positioned closer to the developing roller shaft than a second agitator gear is to the developing roller shaft. The second electrical contact is positioned farther from the developing roller shaft than the first electrical contact is from the developing roller shaft. The supply electrode includes a first electrical contact in contact with the supply roller shaft, and a second electrical contact positioned closer to the developing roller shaft than the second agitator gear is to the developing roller shaft. The second electrical contact of the supply electrode is positioned farther from the developing roller shaft than the second electrical contact of the developing electrode is from the developing roller shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita SHIMIZU, Tomoya ICHIKAWA, Takashi SHIMIZU, Kazuna TAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10490071
    Abstract: A traffic light information providing system includes a vehicle and a server configured to communicate with the vehicle, and provides information on change in color of a traffic light to the vehicle. The vehicle transmits to the server, vehicle data including time information and position information of the vehicle at the time when the vehicle resumes running from a state of stop at an intersection. The server operates and stores a period of change from the red light to the green light of a traffic light provided at the intersection based on the vehicle data. The server transmits information indicating timing of change to the green light of the traffic light based on the stored period of change, to a vehicle which approaches the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10466646
    Abstract: A photosensitive drum is rotatable about a first axis extending in a particular direction. A frame rotatably supports the photosensitive drum. A developing roller is rotatable according to driving force about a second axis extending in the particular direction. A surface of the developing roller contacts a surface of the photosensitive drum through toner. A resistance generating member generates a resistance torque TQ1 serving as resistance between the frame and photosensitive drum in a case where the photosensitive drum rotates relative to the frame. In a case where the developing roller rotates according to the driving force in a state where the surface of the developing roller contacts the surface of the photosensitive drum through toner, the resistance torque TQ1 is smaller than a torque TQ2 that causes the photosensitive drum to rotate due to friction between the surface of the developing roller and the surface of the photosensitive drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoya Ichikawa, Takashi Shimizu, Masaaki Furukawa, Naoya Kamimura, Takashi Yasuda, Masanari Yoshikawa, Koji Abe
  • Patent number: 10464556
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a vehicle controller mountable in a vehicle, and a commercial facility management system for managing a parking lot and payment in a commercial facility. The commercial facility management system includes a system controller. The system controller performs processing for associating the vehicle with a user of the vehicle when the vehicle enters the parking lot, and cooperates with the vehicle controller of the vehicle associated with the user to control the vehicle to travel from a parking place to a pick-up/drop-off place for the user when the user finishes payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190325817
    Abstract: An image processing unit includes: a gain calculating section obtaining, based on first luminance information for each pixel, a first gain, in which the first gain is configured to increase with an increase in pixel luminance value in a range where the pixel luminance value is equal to or larger than a predetermined luminance value, and in which the pixel luminance value is derived from the first luminance information; and a determination section determining, based on the first luminance information and the first gain, second luminance information for each of the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoya Yano, Makoto Nakagawa, Mitsuyasu Asano, Yasuo Inoue, Shoji Araki, Hidehisa Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190270835
    Abstract: A composition includes a fluoroelastomer, a crosslinking initiator, and a crosslinking agent. The crosslinking agent comprises a compound that comprises two or more structures represented by a formula (3), wherein R1, R2, and R3 are independently a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, an alkyl group, a fluoroalkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a plurality of R1 are identical to or different from each other, a plurality of R2 are identical to or different from each other, a plurality of R3 are identical to or different from each other, provided that at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a hydrogen atom, and at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a fluorine atom or a fluorine atom-containing group; n are independently an integer from 1 to 5; and each hydrogen on the benzene rings may be substituted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya SHIMIZU, Ayumi MAEZAWA, Yuriko SEKIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10379492
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes a developing electrode and a supply electrode. The developing electrode includes a first electrical contact in contact with a developing roller shaft, and a second electrical contact positioned closer to the developing roller shaft than a second agitator gear is to the developing roller shaft. The second electrical contact is positioned farther from the developing roller shaft than the first electrical contact is from the developing roller shaft. The supply electrode includes a first electrical contact in contact with the supply roller shaft, and a second electrical contact positioned closer to the developing roller shaft than the second agitator gear is to the developing roller shaft. The second electrical contact of the supply electrode is positioned farther from the developing roller shaft than the second electrical contact of the developing electrode is from the developing roller shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Shimizu, Tomoya Ichikawa, Takashi Shimizu, Kazuna Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10373551
    Abstract: An image processing unit includes: a gain calculating section obtaining, based on first luminance information for each pixel, a first gain, in which the first gain is configured to increase with an increase in pixel luminance value in a range where the pixel luminance value is equal to or larger than a predetermined luminance value, and in which the pixel luminance value is derived from the first luminance information; and a determination section determining, based on the first luminance information and the first gain, second luminance information for each of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Yano, Makoto Nakagawa, Mitsuyasu Asano, Yasuo Inoue, Shoji Araki, Hidehisa Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190210958
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a crystal of an amino acid salt of HMB which is easy to handle and has high solubility, and to provide a method for producing the same. According to the present invention, the crystal of an amino acid salt of HMB can be precipitated by dissolving an amorphous amino acid salt of HMB in a solvent containing alcohol and stirring or allowing the solvent to left stand. In addition, the crystal of an amino acid salt of HMB can be precipitated by concentrating an aqueous HMB solution of an amino acid salt which has a pH of 2.5 to 11.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicants: KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD., OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoya YOKOI, Hiroshi NAGANO, Takayuki SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10344113
    Abstract: A crosslinking agent includes a compound represented by the following formula (1). wherein R1, R2, and R3 are independently a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, an alkyl group, a fluoroalkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a plurality of R1 are identical to or different from each other, a plurality of R2 are identical to or different from each other, a plurality of R3 are identical to or different from each other, provided that at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a hydrogen atom, and at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a fluorine atom or a fluorine atom-containing group, m is an integer from 2 to 6, l is an integer from 0 to 2, and each hydrogen on the benzene ring(s) may be substituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Shimizu, Ayumi Maezawa, Yuriko Sekimoto
  • Publication number: 20190204816
    Abstract: A simulation device includes a first simulation circuitry to simulate the operation performed by a programmable controller in accordance with a first program, and second simulation circuitry to simulate the operation performed by a motion controller in accordance with a second program. Further, there is a data sharing memory into and from which the first simulation circuitry and the second simulation circuitry are allowed to write and read data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masamitsu HATTORI, Isei KAKU, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10334767
    Abstract: A shielding structure includes a shielding braided member that is a braided member obtained by braiding a plurality of resin wires and a plurality of conductive metal wires together and arranged to achieve shielding of an electric wire, a shell that is connected to one end of the shielding braided member; and a crimp fixing portion with which the one end of the shielding braided member is crimped and fixed to the shell such that electric conduction is established. The shielding braided member includes a metal braided portion that contains no resin wires and that is formed by braiding the plurality of metal wires, and the metal braided portion in the shielding braided member is crimped and fixed to the shell with a crimp ring of the crimp fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shimizu, Masaharu Suetani, Tomoya Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190187610
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes a developing electrode and a supply electrode. The developing electrode includes a first electrical contact in contact with a developing roller shaft, and a second electrical contact positioned closer to the developing roller shaft than a second agitator gear is to the developing roller shaft. The second electrical contact is positioned farther from the developing roller shaft than the first electrical contact is from the developing roller shaft. The supply electrode includes a first electrical contact in contact with the supply roller shaft, and a second electrical contact positioned closer to the developing roller shaft than the second agitator gear is to the developing roller shaft. The second electrical contact of the supply electrode is positioned farther from the developing roller shaft than the second electrical contact of the developing electrode is from the developing roller shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Shimizu, Tomoya Ichikawa, Takashi Shimizu, Kazuna Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20190153138
    Abstract: A crosslinking agent includes a compound represented by the following formula (1). wherein R1, R2, and R3 are independently a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, an alkyl group, a fluoroalkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a plurality of R1 are identical to or different from each other, a plurality of R2 are identical to or different from each other, a plurality of R3 are identical to or different from each other, provided that at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a hydrogen atom, and at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a fluorine atom or a fluorine atom-containing group, m is an integer from 2 to 6, l is an integer from 0 to 2, and each hydrogen on the benzene ring(s) may be substituted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya SHIMIZU, Ayumi MAEZAWA, Yuriko SEKIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10286801
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for providing charging services to mobile client devices. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to: estimate a departure time of a future journey associated with a mobile client device; verify one or more electrical characteristics of a battery associated with the mobile client device; determine a target state of charge for the battery at the departure time; and determine a charge scheme to improve an operational life of the battery. The charge scheme has a combining charge cost that satisfies a charge objective of the mobile client device. The combining charge cost includes a weighted combination of a power cost and a battery degradation cost. The charge scheme is configured to charge the battery to achieve the target state of charge at the departure time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Takayuki Shimizu, Akihisa Yokoyama, Kunihiko Kumita, Tomoya Ohno
  • Publication number: 20190139161
    Abstract: A charging reservation system includes a quota manager configured to manage allocation of a charging reservation quota defined by a charging location and a charging time zone in accordance with information transmitted from each of a plurality of vehicles. When a vehicle requests allocation of a reservation quota in a state where the reservation quota is allocated to a vehicle, the quota manager inquires of a user of the vehicle as to whether the user of the vehicle can agree to transfer the reservation quota or not. Then, when the user of the vehicle agrees to transfer the reservation quota, the quota manager allocates the reservation quota to the vehicle. The vehicle pays a charging point as an allocation reception fee for receiving allocation of the reservation quota. The vehicle obtains a charging point as an allocation transfer fee by transferring the reservation quota.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190137278
    Abstract: An electric efficiency prediction method for a vehicle includes: the first step of obtaining “object vehicle information” showing information about a status of use of a vehicle that is an electrically powered vehicle; and the second step of, for each link connecting nodes virtually set on an expected traveling route of the vehicle, by using the object vehicle information, correcting an electric efficiency actual value of electric efficiency collected from each of a plurality of vehicles to calculate an electric efficiency predicted value in each link for the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190135231
    Abstract: A server causes a storage to store identification information of a vehicle and a position of the vehicle as a set of information; specifies, based on position information of an abnormality occurring vehicle which is a vehicle that has transmitted abnormality occurrence information to the server, an image-shooting instructed vehicle which is a vehicle that can shoot an image of the abnormality occurring vehicle with a camera, using position information stored in the storage, without causing activation of a vehicular alarm; transmits, to the image-shooting instructed vehicle, an instruction to shoot the image of the abnormality occurring vehicle with the camera mounted in the image-shooting instructed vehicle; and transmits the image shot by the image-shooting instructed vehicle to a mobile terminal of a user of the abnormality occurring vehicle, as a description of an abnormality occurring in the abnormality occurring vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: D849131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Shimizu, Naoya Kamimura, Koji Abe, Hideshi Nishiyama, Keita Shimizu, Shinya Kusuda, Atsushi Fukaya, Tomoya Ichikawa