Patents by Inventor Toshikazu Tanaka

Toshikazu Tanaka 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: 11015234
    Abstract: A three-layer clad material includes a core material, a cladding material 1, and a cladding material 2, the core material including an aluminum alloy that includes 0.5 to 1.8% of Mn, and either or both of more than 0.05% and less than 0.2% of Cu, and 0.05 to 0.30% of Ti, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, the cladding material 1 including an aluminum alloy that includes 3 to 10% of Si, and 1 to 10% of Zn, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, and the cladding material 2 including an aluminum alloy that includes 3 to 13% of Si, and 0.05% or less of Cu, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, wherein the Si content X (%) in the cladding material 1 and the Si content Y (%) in the cladding material 2 satisfy the value (Y?X) is ?1.5 to 9%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Shoji, Naoki Yamashita, Toshikazu Tanaka, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11002546
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to determining a location of a vehicle within a structure. In one embodiment, a method includes collecting, from at least one sensor in the vehicle, sensor data that indicates information associated with control of the vehicle in the structure. The method includes classifying gradients along a path of the vehicle through the structure according to the sensor data. The method includes identifying traversed levels of the structure along the path according to the gradients. The method includes providing the location including at least an indicator of the traversed levels as an electronic output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Tanaka, Brian M. Kursar, Akshata Dundi Mohan, Nimish Kumar Amlathe, Raja Shekar Kilaru, Christian Gilles Claudel
  • Publication number: 20200318970
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to determining a location of a vehicle within a structure. In one embodiment, a method includes collecting, from at least one sensor in the vehicle, sensor data that indicates information associated with control of the vehicle in the structure. The method includes classifying gradients along a path of the vehicle through the structure according to the sensor data. The method includes identifying traversed levels of the structure along the path according to the gradients. The method includes providing the location including at least an indicator of the traversed levels as an electronic output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Toshikazu Tanaka, Brian M. Kursar, Akshata Dundi Mohan, Nimish Kumar Amlathe, Raja Shekar Kilaru, Christian Gilles Claudel
  • Patent number: 10788275
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy clad material includes a core material, one side being clad with cladding material 1, the other side being clad with cladding material 2, the core material including an aluminum alloy that includes 0.5 to 1.8% of Mn, and limited to 0.05% or less of Cu, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, the cladding material 1 including an aluminum alloy that includes 3 to 10% of Si, and 1 to 10% of Zn, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, and the cladding material 2 including an aluminum alloy that includes 3 to 13% of Si, and limited to 0.05% or less of Cu, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, wherein the Si content X (%) in the cladding material 1 and the Si content Y (%) in the cladding material 2 satisfy the value (Y?X) is ?1.5 to 9%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Shusuke Otsuki, Shoei Teshima, Yuusuke Kitoh, Jun Abei, Tomohiro Shoji, Naoki Yamashita, Toshikazu Tanaka, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10458086
    Abstract: Described herein is a floating flap gate including a gate leaf having a buoyancy forming portion, the gate leaf being configured to be raised due to buoyancy effect (e.g., from water), a bottom fitting mounted to a proximal end portion of the gate leaf, the bottom fitting having a convex circular arc-shaped surface across a width direction of the gate leaf, a plate member having a concave circular arc-shaped surface to be mated with the convex circular arc-shaped surface of the bottom fitting when the gate leaf is in a lowered state, wherein the concave circular arc-shaped surface is in contact with the convex circular arc-shaped surface when the gate leaf is raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Morii, Toshikazu Tanaka, Takahide Inagaki, Kyoichi Nakayasu
  • Patent number: 10094629
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy clad material includes a core material, an inner cladding material, and a sacrificial anode material, one side of the core material being clad with the inner cladding material, the other side of the core material being clad with the sacrificial anode material, the core material being formed of an Al—Mn alloy that includes 0.6 to 2.0 mass % of Mn and 0.4 mass % or less of Cu, with the balance being aluminum and unavoidable impurities, the inner cladding material being formed of an Al—Mn—Cu alloy that includes 0.6 to 2.0 mass % of Mn and 0.2 to 1.5 mass % of Cu, with the balance being aluminum and unavoidable impurities, and the sacrificial anode material being formed of an Al—Zn alloy that includes 0.5 to 10.0 mass % of Zn, with the balance being aluminum and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shusuke Otsuki, Shoei Teshima, Kouichi Nakashita, Kouta Hagihara, Toshikazu Tanaka, Ryoko Fujimura, Naoki Yamashita, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170321974
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy clad material includes a core material, one side being clad with cladding material 1, the other side being clad with cladding material 2, the core material including an aluminum alloy that includes 0.5 to 1.8% of Mn, and limited to 0.05% or less of Cu, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, the cladding material 1 including an aluminum alloy that includes 3 to 10% of Si, and 1 to 10% of Zn, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, and the cladding material 2 including an aluminum alloy that includes 3 to 13% of Si, and limited to 0.05% or less of Cu, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, wherein the Si content X (%) in the cladding material 1 and the Si content Y (%) in the cladding material 2 satisfy the value (Y?X) is ?1.5 to 9%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Shusuke Otsuki, Shoei Teshima, Yuusuke Kitoh, Jun Abei, Tomohiko Shoji, Naoki Yamashita, Toshikazu Tanaka, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170321304
    Abstract: A three-layer clad material includes a core material, a cladding material 1, and a cladding material 2, the core material including an aluminum alloy that includes 0.5 to 1.8% of Mn, and either or both of more than 0.05% and less than 0.2% of Cu, and 0.05 to 0.30% of Ti, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, the cladding material 1 including an aluminum alloy that includes 3 to 10% of Si, and 1 to 10% of Zn, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, and the cladding material 2 including an aluminum alloy that includes 3 to 13% of Si, and 0.05% or less of Cu, with the balance being Al and unavoidable impurities, wherein the Si content X (%) in the cladding material 1 and the Si content Y (%) in the cladding material 2 satisfy the value (Y-X) is ?1.5 to 9%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Shoji, Naoki Yamashita, Toshikazu Tanaka, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170292238
    Abstract: In order to structurally simplify a frame that is a component of a door body and to reduce required levels of manufacturing precision and assembly precision, thereby reducing a manufacturing man-hour, provided is a floating flap gate 1 installed on a road surface rs at an entrance portion of a building or an underground space. An upward swinging support portion is composed of a bottom fitting 5, a resin plate 6 configured to support a door body 4 when the door body 4 is raised, a water cut-off film 13 covering the bottom fitting 5 and the resin plate 6, a first pressing plate 14, and a second pressing plate 16. The bottom fitting 5 has a convex circular arc-shaped surface 5a. The resin plate 6 has a concave circular arc-shaped surface 6a to be mated with the convex circular arc-shaped surface 5a of the bottom fitting 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Toshiaki MORII, Toshikazu TANAKA, Takahide INAGAKI, Kyoichi NAKAYASU
  • Publication number: 20160290743
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy clad material produces a heat exchanger tube that exhibits excellent outer-side corrosion resistance when formed into a tube. The aluminum alloy clad material includes a core material, an inner cladding material, and a sacrificial anode material, one side of the core material being clad with the inner cladding material, the other side of the core material being clad with the sacrificial anode material, the core material being formed of an Al—Mn alloy that includes 0.6 to 2.0 mass % of Mn and 0.4 mass % or less of Cu, with the balance being aluminum and unavoidable impurities, the inner cladding material being formed of an Al—Mn—Cu alloy that includes 0.6 to 2.0 mass % of Mn and 0.2 to 1.5 mass % of Cu, with the balance being aluminum and unavoidable impurities, and the sacrificial anode material being formed of an Al—Zn alloy that includes 0.5 to 10.0 mass % of Zn, with the balance being aluminum and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Shusuke OTSUKI, Shoei TESHIMA, Kouichi NAKASHITA, Kouta HAGIHARA, Toshikazu TANAKA, Ryoko FUJIMURA, Naoki YAMASHITA, Hirokazu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150361529
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy clad material can produce a heat exchanger tube that exhibits excellent outer-side corrosion resistance when formed into a tube. The aluminum alloy clad material has a three-layer structure in which one side of a core material is clad with an inner cladding material, and the other side of the core material is clad with a sacrificial anode material, the core material being formed of an Al—Mn—Cu alloy that includes 0.6 to 2.0% of Mn and 0.03 to 1.0% of Cu, with the balance being aluminum and unavoidable impurities, the inner cladding material being formed of an Al—Mn—Cu alloy that includes 0.6 to 2.0% of Mn and 0.2 to 1.5% of Cu, with the balance being aluminum and unavoidable impurities, the sacrificial anode material being formed of an Al—Zn—Cu alloy that includes 0.5 to 6.0% of Zn and 0.03 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Toshikazu TANAKA, Tomohiro SHOJI, Ryoko FUJIMURA, Naoki YAMASHITA, Hirokazu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 8821148
    Abstract: A sheet forming apparatus includes a supply port for supplying a slurry, a discharge port for discharging a green sheet, a first slurry spreading chamber, a second slurry spreading chamber, and a third slurry spreading chamber that are disposed between the supply port and the discharge port, and joining holes through which the first, second, and third slurry spreading chambers are joined to each other. At least two of the joining holes are disposed one on each side of the supply port along a transverse direction of the green sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Koizumi, Toshikazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130022699
    Abstract: A sheet forming apparatus includes a supply port for supplying a slurry, a discharge port for discharging a green sheet, a first slurry spreading chamber, a second slurry spreading chamber, and a third slurry spreading chamber that are disposed between the supply port and the discharge port, and joining holes through which the first, second, and third slurry spreading chambers are joined to each other. At least two of the joining holes are disposed one on each side of the supply port along a transverse direction of the green sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Koizumi, Toshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8288458
    Abstract: An aggregate of functional particles includes a plurality of functional particles and an insulating material for covering the plurality of functional particles, and a large number of aggregates of functional particles are filled in a resin. Alternatively, insulating functional particles are added to the plurality of functional particles by an amount less than 50% of that of the functional particles in volume ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Kagaku Yakin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Matsukawa, Kozo Ishihara, Kazuhiro Masano, Toshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8226080
    Abstract: To provide a sheet post-processing apparatus enabling a sheet to be aligned in a predetermined collection position irrespective of the basis weight of the sheet and image formation surface in dropping and collecting the sheet onto a tray from a sheet discharge outlet, the apparatus has a tray for collecting a sheet from the sheet discharge outlet, and a sheet discharge rotating body for transferring the sheet that is carried out to the tray toward a sheet end regulation member, and is configured to be able to adjust the timing of shifting the sheet discharge rotating body to an operation position engaging in the sheet from a withdrawal position above the tray corresponding to image formation conditions of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Morita, Takeharu Takusagawa, Toshikazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Mukoyama, Kazuhito Shimura, Eiji Fukasawa
  • Publication number: 20110006476
    Abstract: To provide a sheet post-processing apparatus enabling a sheet to be aligned in a predetermined collection position irrespective of the weighing capacity of the sheet and image formation surface in dropping and collecting the sheet onto a tray from a sheet discharge outlet, the apparatus has a tray means for collecting a sheet from the sheet discharge outlet, and a sheet discharge rotating body for transferring the sheet that is carried out to the tray means toward a sheet end regulation means, and is configured to be able to adjust the timing of shifting the sheet discharge rotating body to an operation position engaging in the sheet from a withdrawal position above the tray corresponding to image formation conditions of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: NISCA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roy Morita, Takeharu Takusagawa, Toshikazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Mukoyama, Kazuhito Shimura, Eiji Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 7785424
    Abstract: Magnetic powder contained in a resin composition for use in injection molding is coated with an insulating material, and a soft magnetic green compact or a hard magnetic green compact is insert molded into the resin composition. Increased magnetic flux destiny, reduced size, a simplified shape, and/or increased filling density can be achieved in a core part of an electric instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Nippon Kagaku Yakin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Matsukawa, Kozo Ishihara, Kazuo Ishikawa, Tomohiro Toyoda, Toshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7765968
    Abstract: An actuator operation amount setting unit prepares the rotational speed command value for an electric motor such that the phase of an intake valve changes in accordance with the target phase. An electric-motor EDU controls the motor supply electric power such that the electric motor operates in accordance with the rotational speed command value. An overheating determination unit determines whether at least one of the electric motor and the electric-motor EDU needs to be restricted from heating up based on a result of comparison between the information indicating the motor supply electric power and the reference value. A rotational speed command value restriction unit restricts the rotational speed command value provided to the electric-motor EDU to a value within a predetermined range, when it is determined that the at least one of the electric motor and the electric-motor EDU needs to be restricted from heating up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Zenichiro Mashiki, Yasumichi Inoue, Masayoshi Hattori, Noboru Takagi, Haruyuki Urushihata, Masaomi Inoue, Yuuichi Takemura, Toshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7762222
    Abstract: A motor current (driving current of motor) is estimated based on a target motor speed, an actual motor speed, and an engine speed. When the estimated motor current exceeds the upper limit value equivalent to a heat generation limiting current, the motor current is restricted by restricting a variation (motor speed F/B amount) in target motor speed outputted to an EDU from an ECU. Thereby, the heat value of motor may not exceed the heat generation limit, and it can be prevented that the coil temperature of motor exceeds an allowable temperature range. A durability deterioration and failure of motor can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshikazu Tanaka, Masaomi Inoue, Yuuichi Takemura, Zenichiro Mashiki
  • Patent number: 7599782
    Abstract: An ECU outputs a signal indicative of a target motor speed calculated based on a deviation between a target camshaft phase and an actual camshaft phase to an EDU. The EDU performs a feedback control of the output current (motor current) of the EDU so that the deviation is decreased, whereby an actual camshaft phase is feedbacked to a target camshaft phase. When the supply voltage of EDU is less than the operation limit voltage established higher than minimum operation assurance voltage, the variation of the target motor speed is restricted. Thereby, the output current of EDU is restricted, and further, when the supply voltage is less than minimum operation assurance voltage, the output current of EDU is intercepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshikazu Tanaka, Masaomi Inoue, Yuuichi Takemura, Zenichiro Mashiki