Patents by Inventor Tsuyoshi Ando

Tsuyoshi Ando 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: 20190125092
    Abstract: A mattress core material includes a plurality of flat cushion bodies stacked in a thickness direction thereof, including at least a first cushion body which becomes an upper part; and a second cushion body which becomes a lower part, the first and second cushion bodies including a three-dimensional filaments-linked structure, each including a high-density upper surface layer having high filament density; a high-density lower surface layer having high filament density; and a low-density elastic layer, a high-density intermediate layer being formed in an intermediate position in the thickness direction of the mattress core material in which the first and second cushion bodies are stacked as upper and lower parts in the thickness direction, respectively, the high-density intermediate layer having a function of distributing a vertically applied compressive stress, along a curvature of an interface between the first and second cushion bodies in the high-density intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: AIRWEAVE Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi ANDO, Masakazu KOJIMA, Motokuni TAKAOKA
  • Patent number: 10214614
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to methods of synthesizing a poly(ethylene carbonate) polymer from the reaction of ethylene oxide (EO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the presence of a metal complex. The present disclosure also provides novel metal complexes. In one aspect, the metal complex is of the formula (I), wherein R1, R2, R3, M, X and Ring A are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Coates, Scott Allen, Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10125378
    Abstract: There is provided an additive for a bioethanol fermentation process comprising a polyoxyalkylene compound (A) having a Griffin's HLB value in the range of 0 to 6, a polyoxyalkylene polyol (B) and a base oil (C) that is liquid at 25° C. The compound (A) is preferably a mixture of a compound represented by a general formula (1) and a compound represented by a general formula (2). In the formula, R1 and R3 represent alkyl or alkenyl, R2 and R4 represent a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic group, AO represents oxyalkylene having a carbon number of 3 to 18, a reaction residue of glycidol, a reaction residue of an alkyl glycidyl ether or a reaction residue of an alkenyl glycidyl ether, EO represents oxyethylene, m and n are 1 to 100, and p is 3 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAN NOPCO LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Nagamatsu, Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10054683
    Abstract: An obstacle detection apparatus includes: a transceiver transmitting a transmission wave and receiving an ultrasonic wave; a transmission controller; a receiver circuit detecting a signal level of a receiving wave; a distance calculator sequentially calculating a distance to an object reflecting the transmission wave; a memory storing the distance to the object; an obstacle determinator determining whether the object is an obstacle; and a reception level monitoring device monitoring the signal level of the receiving wave before the transmission wave being transmitted. When the signal level exceeds a predetermined threshold, the obstacle determinator sets a first number of determination data elements to an increased number of determinations for a predetermined period to be used for determining whether the object is the obstacle, as being larger than a second number of determination data elements used when the signal level does not exceed the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu Matsuura, Tsuyoshi Ando, Takayuki Hiromitsu, Motonari Ohbayashi, Hironobu Ishijima
  • Publication number: 20170349916
    Abstract: There is provided an additive for a bioethanol fermentation process comprising a polyoxyalkylene compound (A) having a Griffin's HLB value in the range of 0 to 6, a polyoxyalkylene polyol (B) and a base oil (C) that is liquid at 25° C. The compound (A) is preferably a mixture of a compound represented by a general formula (1) and a compound represented by a general formula (2). In the formula, R1 and R3 represent alkyl or alkenyl, R2 and R4 represent a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic group, AO represents oxyalkylene having a carbon number of 3 to 18, a reaction residue of glycidol, a reaction residue of an alkyl glycidyl ether or a reaction residue of an alkenyl glycidyl ether, EO represents oxyethylene, m and n are 1 to 100, and p is 3 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: SAN NOPCO LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Nagamatsu, Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20170299720
    Abstract: An obstacle detection apparatus includes: a transceiver transmitting a transmission wave and receiving an ultrasonic wave; a transmission controller; a receiver circuit detecting a signal level of a receiving wave; a distance calculator sequentially calculating a distance to an object reflecting the transmission wave; a memory storing the distance to the object; an obstacle determinator determining whether the object is an obstacle; and a reception level monitoring device monitoring the signal level of the receiving wave before the transmission wave being transmitted. When the signal level exceeds a predetermined threshold, the obstacle determinator sets a first number of determination data elements to an increased number of determinations for a predetermined period to be used for determining whether the object is the obstacle, as being larger than a second number of determination data elements used when the signal level does not exceed the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu Matsuura, Tsuyoshi Ando, Takayuki Hiromitsu, Motonari Ohbayashi, Hironobu Ishijima
  • Publication number: 20170242120
    Abstract: An obstacle detection apparatus for vehicles includes: a first ultrasonic sensor for detecting a distance to an obstacle; a second ultrasonic sensor at a position of the vehicle for receiving a reflection wave from the obstacle of an ultrasonic wave from the first ultrasonic wave; a notifier that gives a notification of detecting the obstacle present within a preset distance in one or more of predetermined notification areas including a first notification area for the first ultrasonic sensor, and a second notification area for the second ultrasonic sensor detects the obstacle for the vehicle; and a controller that controls contents to be notified by the notifier. Furthermore, the controller determines whether a first indirect wave distance and a second indirect wave distance are used to determine whether to give the notification of detecting the obstacle in the first notification area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu Matsuura, Yasutaka Atarashi, Tsuyoshi Ando, Motonari Ohbayashi
  • Publication number: 20170219702
    Abstract: An obstacle detection apparatus for vehicles includes: a first probe wave sensor detecting a direct wave distance as a distance to an obstacle by transmitting a probe wave and receiving a reflection wave of the probe wave reflected by the obstacle; a second probe wave sensor receiving the reflection wave to detect an indirect wave distance as a distance to the obstacle by receiving the reflection wave; an approach determinator determining whether the obstacle is present between the first probe wave sensor and the second probe wave sensor and whether the obstacle is approaching the vehicle; and a distance determinator determining an obstacle distance to be less than or equal to a predetermined distance range when the indirect wave distance falls out of the distance range as the obstacle is present between the first probe wave sensor and the second probe wave sensor and the obstacle is approaching the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu Matsuura, Tsuyoshi Ando, Takayuki Hiromitsu, Motonari Ohbayashi, Hironobu Ishijima
  • Patent number: 9599608
    Abstract: The present invention provides a means and a method for specifically measuring a substance such as a small substance with high sensitivity by a sandwich method. Specifically, the present invention provides an antibody capable of specifically binding to an affinity complex and a method of measuring of the affinity complex comprising measuring the affinity complex using the antibody capable of specifically binding to the affinity complex. The antibody of the present invention may be a full-length antibody. The antibody of the present invention may also have a region derived from an immunoglobulin from an animal having an ability of gene conversion (e.g., a complementarity-determining region, a framework region, or a variable region). Examples of at least one factor that constitutes the affinity complex include a small substance or a protein (e.g., antibody).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIREBIO INC.
    Inventors: Kazuya Omi, Tsuyoshi Ando, Yoshiaki Uchida, Katsutoshi Goishi, Yoshie Goishi, Asako Oka, Takashi Shirakawa, Takuya Sakyu
  • Patent number: 9345991
    Abstract: The present invention provides a defoaming agent containing, as essential components, hydrophobic dry silica (S) prepared by hydrophobizing silica prepared using a dry process and having a primary particle diameter of 5 to 100 nm, water, and a hydrophobic liquid (Q) containing 1 to 25% by weight of an ester compound (E) represented by the following formula, (R1—COO)p-D, wherein R1 denotes an alkyl group or an alkenyl group; D denotes a residue resulting from the removal of a hydroxyl group contributing to an ester linkage from a compound (D?) containing 2 to 6 carbon atoms and 1 to 6 hydroxyl groups or a residue resulting from the removal of a hydroxyl group contributing to an ester linkage from an adduct prepared by adding an alkylene oxide to the compound (D?); and p denotes an integer from 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SAN NOPCO LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20150353680
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to methods of synthesizing a poly(ethylene carbonate) polymer from the reaction of ethylene oxide (EO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the presence of a metal complex. The present disclosure also provides novel metal complexes. In one aspect, the metal complex is of the formula (I), wherein R1, R2, R3, M, X and Ring A are as defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. COATES, Scott ALLEN, Tsuyoshi ANDO
  • Patent number: 9180844
    Abstract: An EPB control device controlling an electric actuator driving an EPB, wherein the device performs control to reach a lock position, a release position and a standby position between the lock position and the release position. In the lock position, a friction-applying member is thereby pressed against a friction-applied member by the EPB by actuating the electric actuator and a predetermined braking force is generated. In the release position, the friction-applying member is separated from the friction-applied member when the EPB is not actuated. In the standby position, a transition to the lock position is performed in a shorter time than when the EPB is actuated from the release position by the actuation of the electric actuator. The device controls, when a starting operation to start moving a vehicle is performed, the electric actuator such that the standby position is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Murata, Masatoshi Hanzawa, Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 8892328
    Abstract: An EPB-ECU is an electric parking brake control device which generates a braking force by driving an electric motor to press pads and to a disc rotor. The EPB-ECU includes a current supply unit for supplying a motor current to the electric motor and stopping the supply of the motor current when the motor current reaches a predetermined target current value, a supply time measurement unit for measuring a supply time of the motor current, a waiting time setting unit for setting a waiting time from when the supply of the motor current is stopped to when the supply of the motor current is restarted next time on the basis of the measured motor current supply time, and a control unit for instructing the current supply unit to supply the motor current according to the set waiting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Shiraki, Naoki Yabusaki, Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20140149012
    Abstract: An EPB-ECU is an electric parking brake control device which generates a braking force by driving an electric motor to press pads and to a disc rotor. The EPB-ECU includes a current supply unit for supplying a motor current to the electric motor and stopping the supply of the motor current when the motor current reaches a predetermined target current value, a supply time measurement unit for measuring a supply time of the motor current, a waiting time setting unit for setting a waiting time from when the supply of the motor current is stopped to when the supply of the motor current is restarted next time on the basis of the measured motor current supply time, and a control unit for instructing the current supply unit to supply the motor current according to the set waiting time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Shiraki, Naoki Yabusaki, Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20140100293
    Abstract: The present invention provides a defoaming agent containing, as essential components, hydrophobic dry silica (S) prepared by hydrophobizing silica prepared using a dry process and having a primary particle diameter of 5 to 100 nm, water, and a hydrophobic liquid (Q) containing 1 to 25% by weight of an ester compound (E) represented by the following formula, (R1—COO)p-D, wherein R1 denotes an alkyl group or an alkenyl group; D denotes a residue resulting from the removal of a hydroxyl group contributing to an ester linkage from a compound (D?) containing 2 to 6 carbon atoms and 1 to 6 hydroxyl groups or a residue resulting from the removal of a hydroxyl group contributing to an ester linkage from an adduct prepared by adding an alkylene oxide to the compound (D?); and p denotes an integer from 1 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SAN NOPCO LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20140066591
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to methods of synthesizing a poly(ethylene carbonate) polymer from the reaction of ethylene oxide (EO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the presence of a metal complex. The present disclosure also provides novel metal complexes. In one aspect, the metal complex is of the formula (I), wherein R1, R2, R3, M, X and Ring A are as defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. COATES, Scott ALLEN, Tsuyoshi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20130275019
    Abstract: An EPB control device controlling an electric actuator driving an EPB, wherein the device performs control to reach a lock position, a release position and a standby position between the lock position and the release position. In the lock position, a friction-applying member is thereby pressed against a friction-applied member by the EPB by actuating the electric actuator and a predetermined braking force is generated. In the release position, the friction-applying member is separated from the friction-applied member when the EPB is not actuated. In the standby position, a transition to the lock position is performed in a shorter time than when the EPB is actuated from the release position by the actuation of the electric actuator. The device controls, when a starting operation to start moving a vehicle is performed, the electric actuator such that the standby position is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Shunsuke MURATA, Masatoshi HANZAWA, Tsuyoshi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20110087001
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to methods of synthesizing a poly(ethylene carbonate) polymer from the reaction of ethylene oxide (EO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the presence of a metal complex. The present disclosure also provides novel metal complexes. In one aspect, the metal complex is of formula (I), wherein R1, R2, R3, M, X and Ring A are as defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: Cornell University
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Coates, Scott Allen, Tsuyoshi Ando
  • Patent number: 5243296
    Abstract: When a solenoid has been turned on by supplying current to a coil thereof, the solenoid operation is checked by temporarily ceasing the supply of current to the coil to temporarily deenergize the solenoid. The current flowing in the coil is detected while the solenoid is temporarily deenergized, and the characteristics of the thus detected current are used to discriminate the position of a movable iron core of the solenoid. On the other hand, when the solenoid has been turned off by ceasing the supply of current to the coil, the solenoid operation is checked by temporarily supplying current to the coil to thereby temporarily energize the solenoid. The current flowing in the coil while the solenoid is temporarily energized is detected, and the characteristics of the thus detected coil current are used to determine the position of the movable iron core of the solenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Tokimec Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ando, Toshibumi Kakinuma, Tomokazu Kominami, Kazuyuki Kihara, Kousuke Hatakenaka, Akio Mito
  • Patent number: 5230364
    Abstract: A proportional pressure release valve comprising a valve body incorporating a valve seat, a valve closure member mounted in the valve body and cooperable with the valve seat to control flow of fluid through the valve from an inlet pressure port to an outlet tank port, and electromagnetic control means having a push pin operable to move, via resilient means, the valve closure member in dependence upon the magnitude of a control current applied thereto, wherein the valve further comprises damper means provided between the push pin and the valve closure member. The valve may also comprise an anti-cavitation ring having a bore and disposed downstream of the valve seat, the anti-cavitation ring being apertured to provide a fluid connection between the ring core and the tank port. The valve closure member may be guided for movement towards and away from the valve seat by guide means comprising at least one linear bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignees: Vickers, Incorporated, Tokimec Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Leng, Tsuyoshi Ando, Kousuke Hatakenaka, Akio Mito