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: 20190126767
    Abstract: A plurality of charging stations and a plurality of commercial facilities where a user of a vehicle can stay during charging in one of the plurality of charging stations are provided. An information providing method for the vehicle includes: causing a charging server to select a plurality of candidates from among the plurality of charging stations in accordance with location information about each of the vehicle and the plurality of commercial facilities; causing the charging server to provide a car navigation device with information showing the plurality of candidates selected; causing the server to deliver an advertisement for a commercial facility associated with each of the plurality of candidates selected; and causing the charging server to receive information about a candidate selected with the car navigation device from among the plurality of candidates by the user referring to the advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190126943
    Abstract: An information providing system includes a plurality of vehicles, and a server configured to communicate with the plurality of vehicles. A vehicle-side controller of each of a plurality of first vehicles of the plurality of vehicles determines whether or not an act detected by an act detector is an abnormal act that meets a predetermined condition, and, when the vehicle-side controller determines that the act is the abnormal act, the vehicle-side controller transmits, to the server, abnormal act occurrence information including a position of each first vehicle detected by a position detector. A server-side controller collects the occurrence information transmitted from the first vehicles as collected information, and transmits the collected information to a second vehicle of the plurality of vehicles to notify a user of the second vehicle of the collected information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190118802
    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: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190122548
    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: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190122553
    Abstract: A controller of a first vehicle specifies a position of an unoccupied parking space, from a detected position of the first vehicle and an image shot with a camera. A server-side controller transmits target parking space information indicating a position of a parking space within a predetermined range from a position of a second vehicle which has transmitted a request, of the positions of the parking spaces indicated by vacant parking space information from the first vehicle, to the second vehicle. A controller of the second vehicle obtains the target parking space information from the server. An informer of the second vehicle informs the position of the parking space indicated by the obtained target parking space information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190118667
    Abstract: A provider terminal transmits, to a server, (i) location information for specifying a location of a power supply facility for supplying power to a vehicle and (ii) an acceptance period for accepting the supply of power at the location. The user terminal transmits, to the server, (i) a desired location for the supply of power to the vehicle and (ii) a desired starting time for the supply of power to the vehicle at the desired location. The server includes: a provision DB configured to store one or more pieces of association information in which respective pieces of location information are associated with respective acceptance periods; a determination device configured to determine a power supply facility corresponding to the desired location and the desired starting time; and a communicator configured to notify a location of the power supply facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10253128
    Abstract: A crosslinking agent includes a compound represented by the following formula (1). In the formula (1), R1, R2, and R3 are independently a fluorine atom, an alkyl group, a fluoroalkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a plurality of R1 are identical or different, a plurality of R2 are identical or different, a plurality of R3 are identical or different, provided that at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a fluorine atom or a fluorine atom-containing group, m is an integer of from 2 to 6, l is an integer of from 0 to 2, and each hydrogen on the benzene ring(s) is optionally substituted with a substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Shimizu, Ayumi Maezawa, Yuriko Sekimoto, Naoya Kuzawa
  • Publication number: 20190103020
    Abstract: A vehicle search system includes a vehicle incorporating a vehicle-mounted camera and a server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The server transmits search target vehicle data for specifying a search target vehicle to the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to (a) store the search target vehicle data from the server and (b) transmit, when a vehicle detected by the vehicle-mounted camera falls under search target vehicles included in the search target vehicle data, detection information on the detected vehicle to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180346703
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of reducing the hardness of a molded article obtained by cross-linking a cross-linking elastomer. The problem addressed by the present invention is solved by cross-linking a cross-linking elastomer composition including at least a cross-linking elastomer and a fluorine oligomer (a) not including hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicants: NICHIAS CORPORATION, NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kojiro OTANI, Takeshi KUBOYAMA, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 9869615
    Abstract: A sample dispersion device capable of preparing a measurement sample in the most suitable dispersion state without repreparing the measurement sample many times, is one that by introducing sample particles into a container and injecting the sample particles in the container using a pressure difference, disperses sample particles onto a holding member provided in a container to make the holding member hold the sample particles. The holding member has a holding surface made to hold the sample particles; and the holding surface has multiple portions having mutually different tilt angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Kusuo Ueno, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20170351243
    Abstract: This device includes an acquired data storing unit for storing acquired data about a current command value of a servo motor configuring a robot drive system; a tendency diagnosis unit for diagnosing a future changing tendency of the current command value based on the data of the current command value stored in the acquired data storing unit; and a life determining unit for determining a term until the current command value reaches a previously set value based on the future changing tendency of the current command value acquired by the tendency diagnosis unit. Thus, a residual life of the robot drive system can be accurately predicted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromi SAWADA, Masato YOSHIMURA, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20170226255
    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: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya SHIMIZU, Ayumi MAEZAWA, Yuriko SEKIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170045426
    Abstract: A main object is to provide a sample dispersion device capable of preparing a measurement sample in the most suitable dispersion state without repreparing the measurement sample many times, and the sample dispersion device is one 1 that that by introducing sample particles into a container 2 and injecting the sample particles in the container 2 using a pressure difference, disperses sample particles onto a holding member 9 provided in a container 2 to make the holding member 9 hold the sample particles, in which: the holding member 9 has a holding surface 11 made to hold the sample particles; and the holding surface 11 has multiple portions having mutually different tilt angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kusuo UENO, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 9562827
    Abstract: A measuring method of a longitudinal distribution of bending loss of an optical fiber includes calculating an arithmetical mean value I(x) from two backscattering light intensities of two backscattering light at a position x obtained by bidirectional OTDR measurement of the optical fiber; and obtaining a bending loss value at the position x from a mode field diameter 2W(x) and a relative refractive index difference ?(x) at the position x calculated from the arithmetical mean value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignees: FUJIKURA LTD., NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoji Tanigawa, Itaru Ishida, Shoichiro Matsuo, Toshio Kurashima, Kazuhide Nakajima, Tomoya Shimizu, Takashi Matsui, Yukihiro Goto
  • Publication number: 20160185892
    Abstract: A crosslinking agent includes a compound represented by the following formula (1). In the formula (1), R1, R2, and R3 are independently a fluorine atom, an alkyl group, a fluoroalkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a plurality of R1 are identical or different, a plurality of R2 are identical or different, a plurality of R3 are identical or different, provided that at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a fluorine atom or a fluorine atom-containing group, m is an integer of from 2 to 6, l is an integer of from 0 to 2, and each hydrogen on the benzene ring(s) is optionally substituted with a substituent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Shimizu, Ayumi Maezawa, Yuriko Sekimoto, Naoya Kuzawa
  • Publication number: 20160032039
    Abstract: A method for producing a cross-linked fluoroelastomer including cross-linking a fluoroelastomer with a cross-linking agent in an inert gas atmosphere in the presence of an initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: Nichias Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Shimizu, Ayumi Maezawa, Yuriko Sekimoto, Naoya Kuzawa
  • Patent number: 9175946
    Abstract: A measuring method of a hole diameter of a holey optical fiber includes calculating an arithmetical mean value I(x) from two backscattering light intensities at a position x of two backscattering light waveforms of the holey optical fiber, in which the two backscattering light waveforms are obtained by OTDR measurement; and obtaining the hole diameter at the position x, based on a correlation between an arithmetical mean value I(x) and an hole diameter of the holey optical fiber that is obtained in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignees: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION, FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Itaru Ishida, Shoji Tanigawa, Shoichiro Matsuo, Toshio Kurashima, Kazuhide Nakajima, Tomoya Shimizu, Takashi Matsui, Yukihiro Goto
  • Patent number: 9075185
    Abstract: A hole-assisted optical fiber includes a core portion and a cladding portion that includes an inner cladding layer, an outer cladding layer, and holes formed around the core portion. A diameter of the core portion is 3 ?m to 9.8 ?m, a relative refractive index difference of the core portion relative to the outer cladding layer is 0.11% to 0.45%, an outside diameter of the inner cladding layer is 53 ?m or less, a relative refractive index difference of the inner cladding layer relative to the outer cladding layer is a negative value, ?0.30% or more, a diameter of each hole is 2.4 ?m to 4.0 ?m, a hole occupancy rate is 17% to 48%, a bending loss at a wavelength of 1625 nm when bent at a radius of 5 mm is 1 dB/turn or less, and a cut-off wavelength is 1550 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kumano, Iwao Shimotakahara, Ryuichi Sugizaki, Takeshi Yagi, Tomoya Shimizu, Takashi Matsui, Yukihiro Goto, Toshio Kurashima, Kazuhide Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20150148495
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a rubber molded article, including crosslinking a rubber compound at a temperature lower than a usual crosslinking temperature (150° C. or more). The method includes a crosslinking step of crosslinking a rubber compound at a temperature of 100° C. or less, the rubber compound having a nitrile structure represented by the following formula (I) and an olefin structure represented by the following formula (II), in a rubber composition containing the rubber compound and a thiol compound having at least two thiol groups in a molecule thereof: provided that R in the formula (II) represents a divalent organic group having 4 or more carbon atoms and having an unsaturated bond represented by —C?C— in a structure thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Tomokazu Watanabe, Nahoko Kitajima, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8933402
    Abstract: A sample is analyzed efficiently with combining a structural defect detection and a physical information measurement so as to determine whether a structural defect is the defect that degrades the device performance or not, not only by detecting the structural defect exists in the sample, but also by measuring a physical information that occurs due to the structural defect. It comprises a structural defect detection device 2 that detect a structural defect KK of a sample W, a structural defect setting device that sets up the structural defect KK for which a physical information is to be measured based on the defect information among the structural defect KK detected by the structural defect detection device 2, and a physical information measurement device 3 that measures the physical information of the defect region KR including the structural defect set up by the structural defect setting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoya Shimizu