Patents by Inventor Toru Kobayashi

Toru Kobayashi 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: 20210114659
    Abstract: A working vehicle includes a steering device including a steering handle, a vehicle body to travel with either manual steering by the steering handle or automatic steering of the steering handle based on a traveling reference traveling line, and a controller to permit automatic steering based on steering angles of the steering device obtained when the vehicle body travels a predetermined distance while being steered by the manual steering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Shunsuke MIYASHITA, Toru TAMBO, Kenichi IWAMI, Hiroki SUGA, Yasuaki MORIOKA, Kunihiko NISHINO, Kumiko KOBAYASHI, Misako KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20210104879
    Abstract: To make it possible to enhance waterproofness of a vent hole when an electronic controller is mounted on an automobile. The electronic controller includes a waterproof case that accommodates a printed circuit board with electronic parts mounted thereon, and a connector that electrically connects the printed circuit board and an external apparatus to each other, the electronic controller being mounted on the automobile in a posture having the connector directed downward. The waterproof case has an inclined surface that is smaller as the distance from a bottom surface is more on the connector side, and the inclined surface is formed with a vent hole that is closed with the breathing filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Toru KOBAYASHI, Masato SAITO, Michihito WATARAI
  • Publication number: 20210102508
    Abstract: A system for controlling a compression ignition engine includes: a speed obtaining section which detects or estimates an engine speed achieved by combustion in an n-th cycle; and an injection amount setting section which sets, in a start period after the start of cranking, a fuel injection amount to be injected by injectors in an (n+1)-th cycle. If the engine speed achieved by the combustion in the n-th cycle falls in the resonance range, the injection amount setting section sets the fuel injection amount for an (n+1)-th cycle to be larger than the fuel injection amount injected when the engine speed is higher than or equal to an upper limit of the resonance range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kanae Fuki, Kotaro Takahashi, Toru Kobayashi, Hiromu Sugano, Masahiro Tateishi, Ryohei Karatsu, Takamitsu Miyahigashi, Jiro Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20210073679
    Abstract: A machine learning device includes: a training data acquisition unit configured to acquire multiple pieces of training data each including insulation resistances of a servomotor at the beginning and the end of a certain period and time-series data indicating conditions of the servomotor in the certain period; and a learning model generating unit configured to perform a supervised learning using the training data to thereby generate a learning model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yuuki MORISHITA, Toru KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10890122
    Abstract: At start of an engine, a fuel injection amount is set to a jump-over injection amount if the engine speed obtained in each cycle is higher than or equal to a determination threshold value, which is set lower than a lower limit of a resonance speed range of powertrain by a predetermined reference value. If the engine speed is lower than the value, the fuel injection amount is set to a step-over injection amount that is smaller than the jump-over injection amount. This setting makes it possible to increase the engine speed such that the engine speed approaches the lower limit of the resonance speed range causing resonance in the powertrain, up to a predetermined range, and then causes the engine speed to jump straight to an engine speed which exceeds the resonance speed range, while in the process of increasing the engine speed by executing the combustion cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kanae Fuki, Kotaro Takahashi, Toru Kobayashi, Hiromu Sugano, Masahiro Tateishi, Ryohei Karatsu, Takamitsu Miyahigashi, Jiro Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10883464
    Abstract: A system for controlling a compression ignition engine includes: a speed obtaining section which obtains an engine speed; and an injection amount setting section which sets, in a start period after the start of cranking, a fuel injection amount to be injected by injectors in next and subsequent cycles. If an engine speed achieved by combustion in an (n?1)-th cycle is higher than or equal to a determination threshold value and lower than a lower limit of the resonance range, the injection amount setting section sets the fuel injection amount for the n-th cycle to a jump-over injection amount, and sets the fuel injection amount for the (n+1)-th cycle to a resonance induction reducing amount, which is smaller than the jump-over injection amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kanae Fuki, Kotaro Takahashi, Toru Kobayashi, Hiromu Sugano, Masahiro Tateishi, Ryohei Karatsu, Takamitsu Miyahigashi, Jiro Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20200357439
    Abstract: An image capture device for recording HDR (high dynamic range) image data obtained through image capture performs control so as to, when encoding HDR image data obtained by capturing an image with an image sensor, divide part of the HDR image data corresponding to a coding area to be encoded into a plurality of divided HDR image data, encode each of the plurality of divided HDR image data by using encoding means, and record the plurality of divided HDR image data that are encoded on a recording medium in a predetermined recording format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hidenobu Akiyoshi, Toru Kobayashi, Akihiro Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10801494
    Abstract: A hydraulic control apparatus is provided including: an electromagnetic valve that has an input port communicating with a supply destination unit of oil and a control port that is switched between communication and disconnection by resultant force of a hydraulic pressure of the supply destination unit and electromagnetic force; a variable displacement pump which has a suction port communicating with a supply source of the oil, an ejection port communicating with the supply destination unit, and a control chamber communicating with the control port and rotates in accordance with drive of the supply destination unit, in which an amount of the oil ejected to the supply destination unit through the ejection port changes in accordance with a pressure in the control chamber; and a control unit that controls a value of a necessary current that is caused to flow through the electromagnetic valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., KEIHIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Senbongi, Kenichi Fujiki, Toru Kobayashi, Ken Kaneko, Takahiro Satou, Haruyo Kobayashi, Yoshiharu Segawa, Naoki Oikawa, Syu Murayama, Kentaro Yamanaka, Yuhki Jyo
  • Patent number: 10778994
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, comprising a decompression unit configured to decompress a compressed raw moving image file to generate an uncompressed raw moving image file, wherein the decompression unit generates a full-size uncompressed raw moving image file from full-size uncompressed raw image data obtained by decompressing each of a plurality of pieces of compressed raw image data included in the compressed raw moving image file, and when the compressed raw image data is data that has been hierarchically compressed, generates a reduced-size uncompressed raw moving image file from reduced-size uncompressed raw image data obtained by decompressing some data of each of the plurality of pieces of compressed raw image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuma Mikawa, Toru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200249655
    Abstract: A system includes: a first unit including a first lighting section, a first control unit controlling the first lighting section, and a first switch that can toggle between lighting and extinguishing; a second unit including a second lighting section; and a first cable connecting the first unit and the second unit. The first control unit turns on the first lighting section and also turns on the second lighting section via the first cable when the first switch is toggled in a state where the first lighting section is off, and turns off the first lighting section and also turns off the second lighting section via the first cable when the first switch is toggled in a state where the first lighting section is on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiki Satou, Toru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200234565
    Abstract: A system includes a communication circuit provided in at least one of multiple devices that are connected to a control device in a predetermined connection relationship. The control device includes: a signal transmitter designating, as a destination, one of the devices provided with the communication circuit, based on the connection relationship, and transmitting a call signal to the device designated as the destination; a receiver circuit wirelessly receiving a recall signal, which is transmitted in response to the call signal; and a determination unit determining that the control device and the device designated as the destination are connected in the connection relationship when the receiver circuit receives the recall signal. The communication circuit wirelessly transmits the recall signal to the control device when the device provided with the communication circuit itself is designated as the destination and when the device provided with the communication circuit itself receives the call signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiki Satou, Toru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200122270
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure is a welding method including welding an upper plate and a lower plate overlapped with the upper plate by irradiating a surface of the upper plate with a laser beam. The welding includes forming a main welding path that intersects a welding advancing direction and that includes turning points. The upper plate and the lower plate are arranged in an inclined manner with respect to a horizontal plane when viewed parallel to the welding advancing direction. In the forming the main welding path, an amount of energy applied by the laser beam in an area in a neighborhood of the turning point on a vertically upper side is designed to be larger than an amount of energy applied by the laser beam in an area in a neighborhood of the turning point on a vertically lower side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Toru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200122271
    Abstract: Provided is a welding method enabling enhancement of quality of welding between an upper plate and a lower plate. One aspect of the present disclosure is the welding method including welding the upper plate and the lower plate overlapped with the upper plate by irradiating a surface of the upper plate with a laser beam. The welding includes: forming an auxiliary welding path that is continuous and includes a reciprocating or circling path; and forming a main welding path that intersects a welding advancing direction and that includes turning points, after formation of the auxiliary welding path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Toru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200106348
    Abstract: A motor case has a first case portion and a second case portion coupled to the first case portion. The stator has a stator core and an insulator fixed to the stator core. The insulator has a tubular portion having an outer circumferential surface and a polygonal shape in the cross-sectional view, and on the outer circumferential surface, insulator flat portions lined up in a circumferential direction. The first case portion includes: three or more core supports which project inward in the radial direction from an inner circumferential surface of a circumferential wall of the first case portion, come into contact with the core outer-circumferential surface, and are disposed at intervals from each other in the circumferential direction; and at least one first detent which is in contact with or is disposed to come into contact with the insulator flat portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NIDEC SERVO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru KOBAYASHI, Yoshifumi KUWANO
  • Publication number: 20190381300
    Abstract: A method for producing a microneedle device having a coating on the microneedles comprises a step A of drying a precursor composition containing a biologically active substance and a first solvent to obtain -a freeze-dried composition, a step B of mixing the freeze-dried composition with a second solvent to obtain a coating composition, and a step C of applying the coating composition to the microneedles and drying the same, wherein the precursor composition further contains a thickener, or a thickener is added when the freeze-dried composition and the second solvent are mixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Toru KOBAYASHI, Toshiyuki MATSUDO, Shinpei NISHIMURA, Seiji TOKUMOTO, Tetsuji KUWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20190345906
    Abstract: A system for controlling a compression ignition engine includes: a speed obtaining section which obtains an engine speed; and an injection amount setting section which sets, in a start period after the start of cranking, a fuel injection amount to be injected by injectors in next and subsequent cycles. If an engine speed achieved by combustion in an (n?1)-th cycle is higher than or equal to a determination threshold value and lower than a lower limit of the resonance range, the injection amount setting section sets the fuel injection amount for the n-th cycle to a jump-over injection amount, and sets the fuel injection amount for the (n+1)-th cycle to a resonance induction reducing amount, which is smaller than the jump-over injection amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kanae Fuki, Kotaro Takahashi, Toru Kobayashi, Hiromu Sugano, Masahiro Tateishi, Ryohei Karatsu, Takamitsu Miyahigashi, Jiro Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20190305656
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor and a stator, a substrate electrically connected to the stator, a sheet-metal cover accommodating the stator and the substrate, and a wiring electrically connected to the substrate. The cover includes a through-hole open to a wall of the cover and communicating an outside and an inside of the cover. The wiring includes cables extending from the inside to the outside of the cover through the through-hole, and a bush with a tubular shape into which the cables are inserted, the bush being attached to the through-hole and elastically deformable. The cover includes a first cup body accommodating the stator and a second cup body accommodating the substrate. The bush is located radially between the second cup body and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Toru KOBAYASHI, Hiroyuki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190293005
    Abstract: At start of an engine, a fuel injection amount is set to a jump-over injection amount if the engine speed obtained in each cycle is higher than or equal to a determination threshold value, which is set lower than a lower limit of a resonance speed range of powertrain by a predetermined reference value. If the engine speed is lower than the value, the fuel injection amount is set to a step-over injection amount that is smaller than the jump-over injection amount. This setting makes it possible to increase the engine speed such that the engine speed approaches the lower limit of the resonance speed range causing resonance in the powertrain, up to a predetermined range, and then causes the engine speed to jump straight to an engine speed which exceeds the resonance speed range, while in the process of increasing the engine speed by executing the combustion cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kanae Fuki, Kotaro Takahashi, Toru Kobayashi, Hiromu Sugano, Masahiro Tateishi, Ryohei Karatsu, Takamitsu Miyahigashi, Jiro Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20190279684
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for selecting a particular frame among a plurality of frames encoded by using inter-frame-coding in a moving image file; specifying one or more frames among the plurality of frames included in the moving image file, that is necessary for decoding the particular frame; and storing, in a still image file, the particular frame, the specified one or more frames and information indicating that the particular frame is to be displayed by decoding with the specified one or more frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Toru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190255653
    Abstract: Provided is a welding method that can enhance joining quality between an upper plate and a lower plate. One aspect of the present disclosure is a joining method including joining the upper plate to the lower plate that is overlapped with the upper plate by applying energy to a top surface of the upper plate to thereby melt the upper plate and the lower plate together. A joining path designed to apply the energy to the top surface of the upper plate crosses an axis along a joining-travel direction and includes a turn-point. An amount of the energy includes a first energy applied in the vicinity of the turn-point and a second energy amount applied in an area other than the vicinity of the turn-point. The first energy amount is smaller than the second energy amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Toru Kobayashi, Koji Yamaguchi