Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Fujikawa

Yoshihiro Fujikawa 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: 8631996
    Abstract: A composite of sheet metal parts on or for a vehicle comprises a first sheet metal part forming a first outer shell region and comprising a first joining region which projects from the first outer shell region via a bent transition towards an inner side of the composite. The composite further comprises a second sheet metal part forming a second outer shell region and comprising a second joining region which projects from the second outer shell region towards the inner side of the composite, the second joining region facing the first joining region. The composite also comprises a welding or soldering seam along which the sheet metal parts are connected, wherein the seam runs along or alongside a flange edge formed in the first joining region at a distance from the first outer shell region, a flange deviating from the first joining region along the flange edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Corporation, FFT EDAG Produktionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ewald Quell, Jochen Schneegans, Jean Heussner, Volker Stark, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Takayuki Oidemizu
  • Publication number: 20140004935
    Abstract: A game system that provides a game played by plural players, presents one user an item within items owned by another user, the item being capable of been synthesized with an item owned by the one user, and allows the user to select an item desired by the user to be synthesized and accepts that. The game system notifies another user owning the item selected by the one user that there is an application for synthesis from the one user, and inquiries about whether to allow the synthesis. The game system generates and presents a new item to the one user on the condition that the another user allows the synthesis in response to the inquiry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Yoshiaki TEZUKA, Yoshihiro FUJIKAWA, Yukito HIROSE, Tatsuru TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 8287261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mold having a parting line along dimples which allows manufacturing of golf balls free from burrs, and to golf balls manufactured using such a mold. The mold of the present invention is provided with a spherical cavity inside thereof; and an upper mold and a lower mold separable from each other, wherein a plurality of convex portions for forming dimples is provided in the inner surface of the cavity, at least one of the plurality of convex portions lies over the equator of the cavity, a parting line, which corresponds to the boundary between the upper mold and the lower mold, extends along the inner surface of the cavity, the parting line comprises first lines extending along the peripheries of the convex portions lying over the equator and second lines connecting the first lines, and the first line is disposed apart from the periphery by a distance of 0.1 to 0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Ninomiya, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Masahiro Michishita
  • Publication number: 20120214614
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having excellent scuff resistance and spin performance, and a satisfactory rebound property. The golf ball has a core 3, an intermediate layer 5 covering the core 3, an inner cover 7 covering the intermediate layer 5, and an outer cover 15 covering the inner cover 7, wherein the outer cover 15 includes a neutralized product containing an ethylene-unsaturated carboxylic acid-alkyl(meth)acrylate ternary copolymer having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 80,000 to 500,000 and an ethylene-acrylic acid or ethylene-methacrylic acid copolymer having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 2,000 to 30,000, and the inner cover 7 also includes the neutralized product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: MIZUNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi MIYATA, Yuri Naka, Norikazu Ninomiya, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Masashi Uda, Junnosuke Wada
  • Publication number: 20110118059
    Abstract: The present invention provides a golf ball that achieves a satisfactorily long carry distance when hit with a driver and that accurately generates a desirable amount of backspin in an approach shot. The golf ball of the present invention has a spherical main part, a plurality of ribs formed on the surface of the main part, an interlayer that is placed in depressions surrounded by the ribs and has a hardness greater than that of the ribs, an inner cover that covers the interlayer, and an outer cover that covers the inner cover and has a hardness lower than the inner cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: MIZUNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Miyata, Yuri Naka, Norikazu Ninomiya, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Masashi Uda, Junnosuke Wada
  • Publication number: 20100062278
    Abstract: A composite of sheet metal parts on or for a vehicle comprises a first sheet metal part forming a first outer shell region and comprising a first joining region which projects from the first outer shell region via a bent transition towards an inner side of the composite. The composite further comprises a second sheet metal part forming a second outer shell region and comprising a second joining region which projects from the second outer shell region towards the inner side of the composite, the second joining region facing the first joining region. The composite also comprises a welding or soldering seam along which the sheet metal parts are connected, wherein the seam runs along or alongside a flange edge formed in the first joining region at a distance from the first outer shell region, a flange deviating from the first joining region along the flange edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, EDAG GMBH & CO.
    Inventors: Ewald Quell, Jochen Schneegans, Jean Heussner, Volker Stark, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Takayuki Oidemizu
  • Patent number: 7483777
    Abstract: A controller for controlling a plurality of collided object-protecting apparatuses for absorbing impact at the time when a collided object collides with a hood, the controller including at least a predicting mechanism for predicting a vehicle collision and detecting mechanism for detecting a vehicle collision, and a control mechanism for controlling operations of the plurality of the collided object-protecting apparatuses, respectively, at different timings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Shuji Masuda
  • Publication number: 20090023520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mold having a parting line along dimples which allows manufacturing of golf balls free from burrs, and to golf balls manufactured using such a mold. The mold of the present invention is provided with a spherical cavity inside thereof; and an upper mold and a lower mold separable from each other, wherein a plurality of convex portions for forming dimples is provided in the inner surface of the cavity, at least one of the plurality of convex portions lies over the equator of the cavity, a parting line, which corresponds to the boundary between the upper mold and the lower mold, extends along the inner surface of the cavity, the parting line comprises first lines extending along the peripheries of the convex portions lying over the equator and second lines connecting the first lines, and the first line is disposed apart from the periphery by a distance of 0.1 to 0.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Norikazu Ninomiya, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Masahiro Michishita
  • Publication number: 20060212201
    Abstract: A controller for controlling a plurality of collided object-protecting apparatuses for absorbing impact at the time when a collided object collides with a hood, the controller including at least a predicting mechanism for predicting a vehicle collision and a detecting mechanism for detecting a vehicle collision, and a control mechanism for controlling operations of the plurality of the collided object-protecting apparatuses, respectively, at different timings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Shuji Masuda
  • Patent number: 6959994
    Abstract: To provide a camera built-in type rearview mirror device with illumination, wherein rigidity of the mirror housing can be raised, the camera main body part can photo a clear picture by extensive photographing feasible viewing angle through a transparent cover, and built-in of the camera module is simple. Mirror housing 2 includes concave part 2C formed in an opening manner downwardly which is arranged in the vicinity of photographing window 2B where lens 5B of the camera main body part 5A is faced, and capable of accommodating an illumination light source. For this reason, opening area of the photographing window 2B is decreased. Also, the circumference of the photographing window 2B is reinforced by the cross-sectional box type form of the concave part 2C. Especially a bulge part with circular curved section is formed so that the lens of the camera main body part may rush in, to thereby decrease the opening area of the photographing window further. Then rigidity of the mirror housing 2 is further raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Murakami Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Yoshinori Hitomi, Hisaya Suzuki, Akiyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6939248
    Abstract: A wood golf club head is adapted to achieve the maximum flight distance or optimum trajectory of a golf ball, by incorporating features to achieve an appropriate correlation between launch angle and backspin speed of a golf ball that is struck by the club head. A wood golf club head is designed to achieve a launch angle and a backspin speed of a golf ball located in an angle-spinspeed region defined by an ellipse having a center point O(21, 1800), length of a major axis L equal to 2100(rpm), length of a minor axis S equal to 5.7(deg), and tilt angle ? of the major axis measured in a counterclockwise direction from the vertical axis equal to 0.25(deg), wherein the horizontal coordinate designates the launch angle(deg) of the golf ball, the vertical coordinate designates the backspin speed(rpm) of the golf ball, and the horizontal and vertical axes have the same numerical scale. Preferably, the wood golf club head has a face formed of a low friction material and a loft angle of 13 to 20 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Naruo, Yoshihiro Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 6899638
    Abstract: The inventive golf club comprises a head of a metal having a face and a flexural range, defined in the face, where the quantity of flexure in a direction perpendicular to the face is at least 45% of the maximum quantity of vertical flexure of the face. The flexural range is arranged in coincidence with a hitting spot distribution range of a player in the face. Alternatively, a flexural range having a spring constant of at least 2 kN/mm and not more than 4 kN/mm is present in the face of the inventive golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Mototaka Iwata, Kenji Onoda, Koji Sakai, Yukihiro Teranishi, Takeshi Naruo, Kazuhiro Ohmori, Yoshihiro Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 6776725
    Abstract: A golf club head (1) having a hollow portion is partly or entirely provided with a PCCP structure (2) excluding its face portion (16). By this structure, a golf club head having an outer body structure which permits the thickness of the head to be reduced without loss in the strength to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Koryo Miura, Takeshi Naruo, Koji Sakai, Yoshihiro Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20040033845
    Abstract: A wood golf club head adapted to effectively achieve the maximum flight distance of a golf ball, that is, describe the optimum trajectory of a golf ball, by incorporating an appropriate correlation between launch angle and backspin speed of a golf ball after striking it. A wood golf club head is designed so that launch angle and backspin speed of a golf ball can be located in the region defined by an ellipse whose center is Point O(21, 1800), length of a major axis L is equal to 2100(rpm), length of a minor axis S is equal to 5.7(deg), and gradient &thgr; of the major axis measured in a counterclockwise direction from the vertical axis is equal to 0.25(deg), wherein the horizontal coordinate designates the launch angle(deg) of a golf ball, the vertical coordinate designates the backspin speed(rpm) of a golf ball, and the horizontal and vertical axes are on the same scale. A face 2a of the wood golf club head is formed of a low friction material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Applicant: MIZUNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Naruo, Yoshihiro Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20030214733
    Abstract: To provide a camera built-in type rearview mirror device with illumination, wherein rigidity of the mirror housing can be raised, the camera main body part can photo a clear picture by extensive photographing feasible viewing angle through a transparent cover, and built-in of the camera module is simple. Mirror housing 2 includes concave part 2C formed in an opening manner downwardly which is arranged in the vicinity of photographing window 2B where lens 5B of the camera main body part 5A is faced, and capable of accommodating an illumination light source. For this reason, opening area of the photographing window 2B is decreased. Also, the circumference of the photographing window 2B is reinforced by the cross-sectional box type form of the concave part 2C. Especially a bulge part with circular curved section is formed so that the lens of the camera main body part may rush in, to thereby decrease the opening area of the photographing window further. Then rigidity of the mirror housing 2 is further raised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Yoshinori Hitomi, Hisaya Suzuki, Akiyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6595670
    Abstract: A mirror assembly particularly adopted as a side view mirror for a vehicle, the assembly being provided a mirror, a mounting plate for supporting the mirror, a light assembly having a lens at one end, a visor for accommodating the mirror and the light assembly. A joint element pivotally mounts a side of the light assembly to the mounting plate. The visor has a visor opening into which the lens is fitted, and a connection element for movably connecting an end of the visor opening and an end of the lens. A bias element in the form of a spring pivotally biases the end of the light assembly having the lens such that the connection element substantially closes any gap between the visor opening and the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-Rika-Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masato Sakamoto, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Masayuki Noda, Kikuhiro Ohsawa
  • Publication number: 20030103142
    Abstract: A camera built-in exterior rearview mirror is presented, which has a mirror housing mounted on a vehicle through a mirror base for free pivotal movement from a neutral position to a rear stored position and a front position, a camera module disposed in the mirror housing, a camera installed in the camera module and a camera angle adjusting mechanism for adjusting an angle of the camera. The camera is controlled for restraining shifting of an image acquisition area so that it can be an approximately fixed area while the mirror housing makes a pivotal movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Hitomi, Yoshihiro Fujikawa, Akiyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6447127
    Abstract: A spring having four urging legs is fixed in a stay of a mirror, and retention pawls corresponding to the urging legs are formed at a base fixed within a passenger compartment of a vehicle. The urging legs engage with the retention pawls so that the stay is held at the base at a predetermined load. Because the four urging legs are provided on the spring, an urging force of the respective urging legs can be made small and bending of the urging legs is unobstructed by other members. Accordingly, when a load of predetermined value or greater acts upon the mirror, the urging legs corresponding to the direction in which the load acts slide and the engagement between all of the urging legs and the retention pawls is released. The mirror is allowed to fall regardless of the direction in which the load acts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-Rika-Denki-Seisakusho
    Inventors: Shigeki Yoshida, Masatsugu Ohashi, Kazuyuki Noda, Yoshihiro Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 6435981
    Abstract: In the metal iron golf club head (1), the rigidity of the medium sensitivity region (5) which is a region on the heel side and excluding the vicinity of the face center (3) is made lower than the rigidity of the low sensitivity region (4) so as to approximate the natural frequency of the metal iron golf club head to the natural frequency of the ball as well as to ensure the strength in the face portion (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Naruo, Koji Sakai, Yoshihiro Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 6428425
    Abstract: In the metal iron golf club head (1), the rigidity of the medium sensitivity region (5) which is a region on the heel side and excluding the vicinity of the face center (3) is made lower than the rigidity of the low sensitivity region (4) so as to approximate the natural frequency of the metal iron golf club head to the natural frequency of the ball as well as to ensure the strength in the face portion (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Naruo, Koji Sakai, Yoshihiro Fujikawa