Tomoyuki Koike 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).
Abstract: A fitting assembly for fluid device is provided, which can reduce space for installation of fluid devices. The assembly includes a first port, a second port, a first annular member, a second annular member, and a connector. The first port is annular and installed at a first fluid device to be connected with its first fluid channel. The second port is annular and installed at a second fluid device to be connected with its second fluid channel. The first annular member is installed at the first port and has a first coupler. The second annular member is installed at the second port and has a second coupler to be coupled with the first coupler to fix the second annular member to the first annular member. The connector is installed between the first port and the second port and seals gaps between the connector and the first and second ports.
Abstract: A repeater is used in an in-vehicle communication system for retransmitting communication frames between communication nodes. The repeater includes a storage unit, a retransmission unit, a determiner, and a generator. The storage unit stores a routing map that associates a frame ID that identifies a communication frame from a communication node and a destination of the communication frame. The retransmission unit retransmits the communication frame between the communication nodes based on the routing map stored in the storage unit. The determiner determines whether a preset condition for generating the routing map is satisfied. The generator generates the routing map based on information in the communication frame received from the communication node and stores the map in the storage unit when the determiner determines that the preset condition is satisfied.
Abstract: A structure for mounting a gasket on a block includes a block with a fluid channel and an annular gasket surrounding an opening of the fluid channel. The block has an annular inner wall and an annular outer wall. The annular inner wall is made of resin and located radially outside the opening of the fluid channel. The annular outer wall is made of resin and located radially outside the annular inner wall. The annular inner wall and the annular outer wall allow an axial side of the gasket to be press-fitted therebetween and are elastically deformable in their radial directions.
February 18, 2019
March 25, 2021
NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
Atsushi NAKANO, Toshihide I IDA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Tomohiro ADACHI
Abstract: A structure allowing a gasket to be mounted on a fluid device is provided. The gasket includes an annular attaching portion that has a first slope at an axial end. The fluid device includes an annular attached portion with a second slope that contacts the first slope. The first slope at least partially includes a contact area that contacts the second slope to seal a gap between the first slope and the second slope. The contact area has an annular bulge protruding toward the second slope in contrast to other portions of the first slope so that the bulge is the earliest contact portion with the second slope when the contact area is brought into contact with the second slope.
Abstract: A gasket for connecting flow passage holes formed in two piping blocks, respectively, includes, at both sides in an axial direction, a pair of tubular radially outer press-fitting portions configured to be respectively press-fitted into tubular radially outer sealing grooves formed, radially outward of the flow passage holes, on end surfaces of both piping blocks, and a sealing peripheral surface configured to come into close contact with an outer peripheral surface of the radially outer sealing groove to exert a sealing function is formed on an outer peripheral surface of each radially outer press-fitting portion. A groove portion is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the gasket such that, in a state where either one of the pair of radially outer press-fitting portions is press-fitted into a sealing groove of the piping block, the groove portion is open axially outward of the end surface of the piping block.
Abstract: A structure allowing a gasket to be mounted on a fluid device is provided. The gasket includes an annular attaching portion that has a first slope at an axial end. The fluid device includes an annular attached portion with a second slope that contacts the first slope. The first slope at least partially includes two or more pressing areas, which are partitioned by annular steps. The second slope at least partially includes two or more pressed areas, which are partitioned by annular steps to fit the steps between the pressing areas.
Abstract: An integrated block 1 serving as a fluid device includes: a flow port 13 open to form one end of a passage P; an annular groove 14 arranged along an outer circumferential edge of the flow port 13, the annular groove 14 being open so as to insert the gasket 2 therein; a first tapered portion 17 arranged on a radially-inner side interior wall 14b of the annular groove 14 and sloped radially outward from an open end of the annular groove 14 in a depth direction of the annular groove 14; and a guide 18 arranged on a radially-outer side interior wall 14a of the annular groove 14, extending throughout a predetermined range D from the open end of the annular groove 14 in the depth direction, and having a larger diameter than an outer circumferential surface 22a of a second sealing portion 22 of the gasket 2.
Abstract: A gasket-mounting structure includes a mounting member and a gasket. The mounting member includes a first base, an outer sleeve protruding from the first base, an inner sleeve protruding from the first base in the same direction of the outer sleeve radially inside the outer sleeve, and a groove surrounded by the first base, the outer sleeve, and the inner sleeve. The gasket includes an annular second base, an annular outer protrusion extending from the second base to be pressed in the groove, and an annular inner protrusion extending from the second base to be axially pressed on the inner sleeve radially inside the outer protrusion such that the inner sleeve is radially placed between the outer protrusion and the inner protrusion.
Abstract: A cutting edge has a corner cutting edge, a flat drag, and a main cutting edge. The rake surface has a first rake surface portion, a second rake surface portion, and a third rake surface portion. The first rake surface portion has a first inclined surface inclined at a first angle. The second rake surface portion has a second inclined surface inclined at a second angle greater than the first angle. The first end portion and the second end portion are higher than the reference surface in a direction perpendicular to the reference surface, and the main cutting edge extends so as to intersect the reference surface when viewed in a direction parallel to the reference surface. A first step portion rising from the third rake surface portion and continuous with the first rake surface portion is provided on the rake surface.
December 27, 2016
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December 29, 2020
Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
Yusuke Koike, Yuta Morisaki, Yasuyuki Kanada, Atsuhiko Maeta, Tomoyuki Fukuyama, Yoshinari Nagami
Abstract: The cutting edge has: a corner cutting edge; a flat cutting edge continuous to a first end portion of the corner cutting edge; and a main cutting edge continuous to a second end portion of the corner cutting edge opposite to the first end portion of the corner cutting edge. The rake face has: a first rising surface portion; and a first rake face portion continuous to the first rising surface portion and located opposite to the corner cutting edge when viewed from the first rising surface portion. When viewed in a direction perpendicular to the reference surface, the first boundary includes a first line segment extending, from one of the flat cutting edge and the corner cutting edge, in a direction crossing a straight line extending along the main cutting edge.
Abstract: A structure for mounting a gasket on a block includes a block with a fluid channel and a gasket surrounding an opening of the fluid channel. The gasket has a sealing tip, which is an annular wall made of resin and located radially outside the opening of the fluid channel. The sealing tip is press-fitted in the block and is elastically deformable in its radial direction.
January 15, 2019
December 17, 2020
NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
Atsushi NAKANO, Toshihide I IDA, Tomoyuki KOIKE, Tomohiro ADACHI
Abstract: An oil pressure control device has a mechanical oil pump (O/P) driven by a motor/generator (MG), an electric oil pump (M/O/P) driven by a sub motor (S/M) and a line pressure regulating valve (104). In a case where a state is changed from a state in which the motor/generator (MG) is stopped and the electric oil pump (M/O/P) is driven to a state in which the motor/generator (MG) is started and the electric oil pump (M/O/P) is stopped, when a total flow amount of a working fluid discharge flow amount of the mechanical oil pump (O/P) and a working fluid discharge flow amount of the electric oil pump (M/O/P) is equal to or greater than a pressure regulation limit flow amount of the pressure regulating valve (104), the working fluid discharge flow amount of the electric oil pump (M/O/P) is decreased.
Abstract: A power supply system that is mountable on a vehicle has a lead-acid storage battery connected to an electrical load, a lithium-ion storage battery having different charge and discharge characteristics form the lead-acid storage battery, and connected in parallel with the lead-acid storage battery with respect to the electrical load, a power generator configured to charge the lead-acid storage battery and the lithium-ion storage battery, and a controller configured to drive the power generator based on a relationship between a discharge current of the lead-acid storage battery and a discharge current of the lithium-ion storage battery.
Abstract: A vehicle power supply control method includes switching, when a constant voltage is required of a power supply circuit in generating electric power by a power generator, the power supply circuit being connected to a primary storage battery and configured to be connected to a secondary storage battery that has a lower internal resistance than that of the primary storage battery, between connection of the secondary storage battery to the power supply circuit and disconnection of the secondary storage battery from the power supply circuit depending on the required constant voltage, current output to the power supply circuit by the power generator, and a state of charge of the secondary storage battery.
Abstract: There is provided a robot device including: a head portion coupled to a trunk; four leg portions on a front left, a front right, a rear left, and a rear right coupled to the trunk; a first indirect portion that tilts the head portion left and right; and a second joint portion that rotates, with respect to the trunk, one of the leg portions on the rear left and the rear right to a front side, and the other to a rear side. It is possible to faithfully reproduce the movement of the four-legged animal by providing the first joint portion and the second joint portion.
Abstract: An oil pressure control device for a vehicle is configured such that, when switching from an oil pressure supply by means of a mechanical oil pump driven by a motor/generator to an oil pressure supply by means of an electric oil pump driven by a sub-motor, a supply ratio of oil supplied from the mechanical oil pump and a supply ratio of oil supplied from the electric oil pump, are adjusted based on an oil pressure difference between a first oil pressure and a second oil pressure, via first and second flapper valves. When the first oil pressure becomes less than or equal to a pump drive threshold, an increase in the second oil pressure is initiated, and the first oil pressure and the second oil pressure are made to match at a predetermined equilibrium oil pressure higher than a required line pressure.
Abstract: A control method is performed to control first and second storage devices that are connected in parallel to an electric generator in which the second storage device has a lower internal resistance than that of the first storage device. In a case where a driver has requested automated driving during charging of the first storage device (e.g., a lead-acid battery) in a state in which a generator and the second storage device (e.g., a lithium-ion battery) are disconnected, the generator and the second storage device are electrically connected even when a charge ratio of the lead-acid battery is less than a prescribed percentage. In a case where the driver has not requested the automated driving, the generator and the second storage device are electrically connected after the charge ratio of the first storage device has reached the prescribed percentage.
Abstract: A vehicle is provided with a mechanical oil pump (O/P) that is driven by a motor/generator (MG), an electric oil pump (M/O/P) that is driven by a sub-motor (S/M) and a second clutch (CL2) that transmits the drive force of the motor/generator (MG) to left and right drive wheels (LT, RT). When an accelerator pedal is depressed while a brake pedal is still depressed, an integrated controller (10) drives the electric oil pump (M/O/P) before the brake pedal is released, and oil pressure supplied to the second clutch (CL2) is increased.