Patents by Inventor Toru Kitamura

Toru Kitamura 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).

  • Patent number: 11835582
    Abstract: A secondary battery state estimation device includes: a state measurer configured to measure state variables including a terminal current and a terminal voltage of a secondary battery; an internal resistance calculator configured to calculate internal resistance of the secondary battery; an estimated open-circuit-voltage (OCV) calculator configured to calculate an estimated OCV; an estimated state-of-charge (SOC) calculator configured to calculate an estimated SOC, by using an SOC-OCV characteristic model; a differential estimated SOC calculator configured to calculate a differential estimated SOC; an integrated terminal current calculator configured to calculate an integrated terminal current; and a state-of-health (SOH) calculator configured to calculate an SOH. The SOH that the SOH calculator has calculated in a high SOC state where at least the estimated OCV is equal to or above a first threshold value is entered into an SOH estimation model used to estimate the SOH to update the SOH estimation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Kitamura
  • Patent number: 11744144
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent element including a luminescent compound represented by the following formula (in which R1 to R14 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, a fluorine atom, a cyano group, an amino group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a thio group, or a silyl group, and 8 to 13 groups out of R1 to R14 each represent a hydrogen atom or a deuterium atom) in a light emitting layer has high durability and excellent chromaticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: UDC Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Toru Watanabe, Yuki Hirai, Tianhua Ouyang, Koji Takaku, Wataru Sotoyama, Tetsu Kitamura, Yasunori Yonekuta
  • Publication number: 20220299571
    Abstract: A secondary battery state estimation device includes: a state measurer configured to measure state variables including a terminal current and a terminal voltage of a secondary battery; an internal resistance calculator configured to calculate internal resistance of the secondary battery; an estimated open-circuit-voltage (OCV) calculator configured to calculate an estimated OCV; an estimated state-of-charge (SOC) calculator configured to calculate an estimated SOC, by using an SOC-OCV characteristic model; a differential estimated SOC calculator configured to calculate a differential estimated SOC; an integrated terminal current calculator configured to calculate an integrated terminal current; and a state-of-health (SOH) calculator configured to calculate an SOH. The SOH that the SOH calculator has calculated in a high SOC state where at least the estimated OCV is equal to or above a first threshold value is entered into an SOH estimation model used to estimate the SOH to update the SOH estimation model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventor: Toru KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 11420590
    Abstract: A vehicular removable battery removably mountable in an electric vehicle includes a time acquirer configured to acquire a current time, a time period storage storing a time period in which electric power is supplied, and an electric power supply controller configured to control the supply of the electric power stored in an electric power storage to the electric vehicle. After the electric power supply controller detects that an activation instruction of the electric vehicle has been issued, the electric power supply controller is configured to enable the supply of the stored electric power to the electric vehicle in a case where the acquired current time is included in the stored time period. The electric power supply controller is configured to prohibit the supply of the electric power to the electric vehicle in a case where the acquired current time is not included in the stored time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20210039595
    Abstract: A vehicular removable battery removably mountable in an electric vehicle includes a time acquirer configured to acquire a current time, a time period storage storing a time period in which electric power is supplied, and an electric power supply controller configured to control the supply of the electric power stored in an electric power storage to the electric vehicle. After the electric power supply controller detects that an activation instruction of the electric vehicle has been issued, the electric power supply controller is configured to enable the supply of the stored electric power to the electric vehicle in a case where the acquired current time is included in the stored time period. The electric power supply controller is configured to prohibit the supply of the electric power to the electric vehicle in a case where the acquired current time is not included in the stored time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Toru Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10827747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photocatalytic coating film composition and method for producing thereof. More specifically, it relates to an acidic anti-mould and anti-fungal photocatalytic coating film formed by the decomposition and evaporation of the volatile organic base from the photocatalytic coating composition after the application and the drying on substrate. The photocatalytic coating liquid composition consisting of a strong acidic nature of Nafion with pH<2 as an indispensable binder resin; a volatile organic base to neutralize the acidic binder resin temporarily and photocatalysts to generate strong oxidizing compounds which decompose harmful organic compounds and also to provide protection for the acidic environment by decomposing neutralizing chemicals from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    Inventors: Toru Kitamura, Nur Fajrini Binti Matjalina, Haji Mohammad Redza Bin Haji Hussin
  • Patent number: 10639671
    Abstract: A roofing material composition and a method of applying that roofing material composition using specific angles to deflect infra-red rays and provide aesthetically nice finish is disclosed. The first coat of the roofing material is light in color and the second color may be a light or a dark color. The rough surface is prepared using specific filler, resin and paint to deflect infra-red rays and reduce heating inside a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Universiti Brunei Darussalam
    Inventors: Toru Kitamura, Nur Fajrini Binti Matjalina, Nursyahidah Husna Binti Haji Tarip, Haji Muhammad Redza Bin Haji Hussin, Mohammad Zul Amali Bin Haji Mahri
  • Publication number: 20190070230
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a lactic acid bacterium that inhibits secondary fermentation of silage and proves useful in the preparation of preferable silage. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing silage whose secondary fermentation is inhibited. As a means for achieving the objects, a Lactobacillus diolivorans having anti-yeast action is provided as a lactic acid bacterium for preparing silage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsuru HONMA, Toru KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180334578
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a thermo-shielding window coating composition having improved thermo-shielding and weathering resistant properties when applied to glass surfaces. The composition is made by first mixing an infrared absorbing pigment in amount of up to 5 wt. % with first dosage of an aqueous or alcoholic sulfonate group grafted fluoropolymer resin in amount of up to 10 wt. %, and water in amount of up to 10 wt. % to obtain a mixer, then dispersing the mixer by a disperser, and simultaneously adding second dosage of the sulfonate group grafted fluoropolymer resin in amount up to 90 wt. % to the above mixer until homogenous solution is obtained, wherein the weight % is calculated based on the total weight of the coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: PIXELA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Kitamura, Atiqah Md Ali, Nur Fajrini binti Matjalina, Haji Mohammad Redza bin Haji Hussin
  • Patent number: 9897446
    Abstract: A physical quantity data correcting device accurately and rapidly makes corrections of physical quantity data by appropriately controlling an approximate ellipsoid computing unit and/or a correction coefficient computing unit on the basis of a control parameter group. A physical quantity data acquiring unit acquires physical quantity data output from a physical quantity detecting unit that detects physical quantities. A data selecting unit selects the acquired physical quantity data. An approximate ellipsoid computing unit computes an approximate expression of an n-dimensional ellipsoid indicating a distribution shape obtained by distributing the selected physical quantity data in an n-axis coordinate space. A correction coefficient computing unit computes correction coefficients for correcting the computed n-dimensional ellipsoid to an n-dimensional sphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kitamura, Munehiro Kitaura
  • Publication number: 20180035667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photocatalytic coating film composition and method for producing thereof. More specifically, it relates to an acidic anti-mould and anti-fungal photocatalytic coating film formed by the decomposition and evaporation of the volatile organic base from the photocatalytic coating composition after the application and the drying on substrate. The photocatalytic coating liquid composition consisting of a strong acidic nature of Nafion with pH<2 as an indispensable binder resin; a volatile organic base to neutralize the acidic binder resin temporarily and photocatalysts to generate strong oxidizing compounds which decompose harmful organic compounds and also to provide protection for the acidic environment by decomposing neutralizing chemicals from outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Toru KITAMURA, Nur Fajrini Binti MATJALINA, Haji Mohammad Redza Bin HAJI HUSSIN
  • Publication number: 20170216878
    Abstract: A roofing material composition and a method of applying that roofing material composition using specific angles to deflect infra-red rays and provide aesthetically nice finish is disclosed. The first coat of the roofing material is light in color and the second color may be a light or a dark color. The rough surface is prepared using specific filler, resin and paint to deflect infra-red rays and reduce heating inside a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicants: PIXELA CORPORATION, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
    Inventors: Toru Kitamura, Nur Fajrini Binti Matjalina, Nursyahidah Husna Binti Haji Tarip, Haji Muhammad Redza Bin Haji Hussin, Mohammad Zul Amali Bin Haji Mahri
  • Publication number: 20160273915
    Abstract: A physical quantity data correcting device accurately and rapidly makes corrections of physical quantity data by appropriately controlling an approximate ellipsoid computing unit and/or a correction coefficient computing unit on the basis of a control parameter group. A physical quantity data acquiring unit acquires physical quantity data output from a physical quantity detecting unit that detects physical quantities. A data selecting unit selects the acquired physical quantity data. An approximate ellipsoid computing unit computes an approximate expression of an n-dimensional ellipsoid indicating a distribution shape obtained by distributing the selected physical quantity data in an n-axis coordinate space. A correction coefficient computing unit computes correction coefficients for correcting the computed n-dimensional ellipsoid to an n-dimensional sphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI MICRODEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru KITAMURA, Munehiro KITAURA
  • Patent number: 8707936
    Abstract: To provide a control system for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of providing a stable intake air amount through reduction of pumping loss and blow-back of combustion gases by appropriately controlling the valve-opening timing of the intake valves, and thereby being capable of securing excellent drivability. In the control system 1, the valve-closing timing of the exhaust valve 9 is changed by an exhaust-side variable valve-operating mechanism 60, whereby the internal EGR amount is controlled, and the valve-opening timing of an intake valve 8 of an internal combustion engine 3 is changed by an intake-side variable valve-operating mechanism 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Kitamura, Toshinari Shinohara, Chiho Itoga, Ken Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8457866
    Abstract: An ignition timing control system for an internal combustion engine is provided to ensure stable combustion without causing misfire or knocking, by properly setting ignition timing in the compression stroke injection mode, thereby improving drivability. The ignition timing control system for the engine, that directly injects fuel into the cylinders and that is operated by switching the fuel injection mode between an intake stroke injection mode and a compression stroke injection mode, includes a fuel injection timing-setting device for setting a fuel injection timing according to an engine speed of the engine and a fuel injection amount, a basic value-setting device for setting a basic value of ignition timing according to the engine speed of the engine and the fuel injection timing, and an ignition timing-setting device for setting ignition timing in the compression stroke injection mode by correcting the basic value according to a detected air-fuel ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiho Itoga, Toru Kitamura, Toshinari Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20130103364
    Abstract: A ship design supporting system includes a storage section for storing general arrangement model data describing a general arrangement model which contains a hull structure model as a 3-dimensional model of a hull structure and an equipment apparatus model as a 3-dimensional model of equipment apparatus; and a model producing and changing section for changing the general arrangement model based on a final line plan data which shows a shape of a ship to be built. Because the general arrangement design and the ship shape design can be carried forward in parallel, a time from start of the design to completion can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Chiharu Kawakita, Toru Kitamura, Shigeki Onaka, Yuichi Ushirogochi, Shinichi Araki
  • Patent number: 8428854
    Abstract: There is provided an internal EGR control system for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of ensuring an excellent combustion state by properly controlling an internal EGR amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinari Shinohara, Toru Kitamura, Chiho Itoga
  • Patent number: 8396646
    Abstract: There is provided an internal EGR control device for an internal combustion engine, which, even when a change in the actual valve timing of exhaust valves is caused by aging, is capable of properly controlling an internal EGR amount while compensating for an adverse influence caused by the change, and thereby properly controlling the temperature within the cylinder. The internal EGR control device 1 sets a target internal EGR amount EGRINCMD which serves a target of the internal EGR amount, according to detected operating conditions, NE and PMCMD, of the engine 3, and calculates internal energy QACT possessed by burned gases, which is determined according to the amount and temperature of the burned gases. Further, the target internal EGR amount EGRINCMD is corrected according to the calculated internal energy, and the valve-closing timing of the exhaust valve 9 is calculated according to the corrected internal EGR amount EGRIN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiho Itoga, Ken Ogawa, Toru Kitamura
  • Patent number: 8349593
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel process for producing a compound represented by the general formula (1) by using a microorganism, wherein the compound is useful as a plant growth stimulant. Specifically disclosed is a process for producing a succinic acid amide compound represented by the general formula (1) [wherein Ar represents a phenyl, naphthyl or indolyl group which may have a substituent; and n represents a numeral value ranging from 1 to 4] or a salt thereof, which is characterized by culturing a microorganism of the genus Pseudomonas that is capable of synthesizing a succinic acid amide in a culture medium containing an arylalkylamine represented by the general formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Toru Kitamura, Hiroshi Soejima, Tamizi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8242054
    Abstract: Provided is a plant growth regulator composition. The plant growth regulator composition contains phenyllactic acid or a salt thereof and tryptophan or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Snow Brand Seed Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Soejima, Yoshihiko Katsuragawa, Toru Kitamura, Mitsuru Honma, Hidetoshi Tanaka, Tamizi Sugiyama