Patents by Inventor Yoshihiro Nakano

Yoshihiro Nakano 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: 20200259677
    Abstract: A gateway device for a vehicle network system is provided. The vehicle network system includes a first network, a second network, a first electronic control unit connected to the first network, a second electronic control unit connected to the second network, and the gateway device connected to the first network and the second network. The gateway device receives a first frame transmitted to the first network by the first electronic control unit; determines whether or not the first frame is appropriate; generates a second frame when the first frame is not determined to be appropriate; and transmits the second frame to the second network. The second frame includes control information and additional information based on content of the first frame. The control information restricts processing of the additional information included in the second frame by the second electronic control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Tohru WAKABAYASHI, Hiroshi AMANO, Tomoyuki HAGA, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10725762
    Abstract: A gateway device, connected to one or more buses used in communication by a plurality of ECUs on-board a vehicle, is provided with: a receiving unit that receives, from a server that acts as an external device external to the vehicle, firmware update information that includes updated firmware to be applied to one ECU from among the plurality of ECUs; and a control unit that determines, based on certain information about the ECU on which to apply the updated firmware, whether or not the ECU satisfies a certain condition, and if the certain condition is satisfied, causes the ECU to execute a certain process related to updating firmware, whereas if the certain condition is not satisfied, causes equipment other than the ECU to execute the certain process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Hideki Matsushima, Jun Anzai, Toshihisa Nakano, Tomoyuki Haga, Manabu Maeda, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200220398
    Abstract: A rotor of the permanent magnet rotating electric machine includes a rotor core, a plurality of magnets, and magnetic slits. Each of the magnetic slits is formed in a core region being a region between magnets of the plurality of magnets, and a gap. The magnetic slits are regions having a lower magnetic permeability than a magnetic permeability of the core region. One end of each of the magnetic slits, which is closer to an outer periphery of the rotor, is positioned in a portion of the core region on the same direction side as a direction of a force in a circumferential direction of the rotor, and another end closer to the rotation axis center of the rotor is positioned on the magnetic pole center or in a portion of the core region on a side opposite to the direction of the force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohira TAKAHASHI, Junji KITAO, Yoshihiro MIYAMA, Masatsugu NAKANO, Kosho YAMANE
  • Patent number: 10703261
    Abstract: A mounting pedestal on which a heat generating component is disposed is provided. The mounting pedestal includes a substrate which includes a plurality of bending portions at which the substrate is bent in a staircase shape. An insulating layer is disposed on a surface of the substrate. An interconnecting line is disposed on the insulating layer. In the mounting pedestal, the interconnecting line extends across the plurality of bending portions. In each of the plurality of bending portions, a corner radius (R) of a mountain portion is greater than a corner R of a valley portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Nakano, Takahiro Miyake, Yoshihiro Kawakita, Takashi Matsuda, Masahiro Kasano
  • Publication number: 20200209434
    Abstract: An optical element includes: an optical element substrate; and an antireflective film on the optical element substrate. The antireflective film has a structure in which, in order from an air side of the anti-reflection film, a SiO2 low-refractive index film and one or more TiO2, Nb2O5, or Ta2O5 high-refractive index films are alternately stacked in eight or more layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro NAKANO, Koji TAKAHARA, Miyuki TERAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10693905
    Abstract: An invalidity detection electronic control unit connected to a bus used by a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs) to communicate with one another in accordance with controller area network (CAN) protocol includes a receiving unit that receives a frame for which transmission is started and a transmitting unit that transmits an error frame on the bus before a tail end of the frame is transmitted if the frame received by the receiving unit meets a predetermined condition indicating invalidity and transmits a normal frame that conforms to the CAN protocol after the error frame is transmitted. Even when a reception error counter of the ECU connected to the bus is incremented due to the impact of the error frame, the reception error counter is decremented by the normal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Amano, Toshihisa Nakano, Natsume Matsuzaki, Tomoyuki Haga, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10688857
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a battery pack provided below a floor panel, a floor tunnel provided on the floor panel and protruding upward, and a reinforcement member fixed to a lower surface of the floor panel below an apex section of the floor tunnel and extending in a vehicle width direction, wherein a routing member is provided between the reinforcement member and the floor tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Tsuyuzaki, Takashi Nitta, Yoshihiro Nakano, Toshinobu Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20200195472
    Abstract: A security device connected to a plurality of networks in a vehicle is provided. The security device determines, with regard to a frame received from a first network, whether to transmit a determination request for the frame outside the vehicle. The security device transmits the determination request outside the vehicle in a case where it is determined to transmit the determination request outside the vehicle, transmits, before obtaining a determination result from outside the vehicle in accordance with the determination request, the frame to a second network, and then obtains determination results from outside the vehicle in accordance with the determination request. The security device outputs presentation information in accordance with the determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Junichi TSURUMI, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Toshihisa NAKANO, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Yuji UNAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20200186007
    Abstract: In a rotating electric machine, a rotor core has a rotor core cooling hole under a state of being coupled to a first gap at a position on a radially inner side with respect to a center portion of a first inner wall surface in a length direction. The rotor core has a radially-outer-side refrigerant flow path formed under a state of being coupled to a radially-outer-side end portion of the first gap. A first end plate has a communication path formed so as to extend from an inner end surface of the first end plate to the rotor core cooling hole. A second end plate has a discharge path formed so as to allow the radially-outer-side refrigerant flow path to communicate with an outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Junji KITAO, Tomohira TAKAHASHI, Yusuke KIMOTO, Yoshihiro MIYAMA, Masatsugu NAKANO, Yuya TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10680847
    Abstract: A gateway device for a vehicle network system, the vehicle network system including a bus, a first electronic control unit connected to the bus, and the gateway device connected to the bus. The gateway device comprising: one or more memories; and circuitry which, in operation, performs operations including: receiving a first frame transmitted to the bus by the first electronic control unit; when the first frame is received, including first control information in a second frame, the second frame including information based on content of the first frame, the first control information related to a restriction on processing, the restriction on processing being after a reception of the second frame; and transmitting the second frame to the bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Hideki Matsushima, Toshihisa Nakano, Tohru Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Amano, Tomoyuki Haga, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10663426
    Abstract: A sensor controller includes a signal reception determination section and a use suspension section. The signal reception determination section determines whether or not the sensor controller has received a specific state signal that indicates a specific state in which exhaust gas may contain a specific gas that differs from ammonia and reacts with an ammonia sensor. When the signal reception determination section determines that the sensor controller has received the specific state signal, the use suspension section suspends at least temporarily use of a detection result detected by the ammonia sensor after the determination. Specifically, upon reception of the specific state signal, the sensor controller suspends at least temporarily the use of the detection result detected by the ammonia sensor after the reception of the specific state signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10626810
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a diesel engine includes a neighboring temperature estimating section which estimates a temperature of a neighborhood of a glow plug that heats an interior of a cylinder upon startup, and a supercharging pressure control section which controls a supercharging pressure in such a way that a rotation fluctuation of the engine does not increase, on the basis of the estimated temperature of the neighborhood of the glow plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Nishizawa, Shuichi Iio, Kiyoshi Ohga, Ryota Nakayama, Takashi Yamazaki, Yoshihiro Imaoka, Yasushi Ohmura, Isshou Uehara, Masahiko Nakano, Manabu Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10623205
    Abstract: A security device connected to at least one bus in a vehicle is provided. The security device determines, with regard to a frame received from the at least one bus, whether predetermined conditions are satisfied to determine whether the frame is a suspect of being an attack frame. The security device transmits, a determination request to an external device outside of the vehicle in a case where the predetermined conditions are satisfied, and obtains determination results from the external device in accordance with the determination request. The security device outputs first presentation information in the case where the predetermined conditions are satisfied, and outputs second presentation information in a case where the determination results are obtained from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Junichi Tsurumi, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Toshihisa Nakano, Hideki Matsushima, Yuji Unagami
  • Patent number: 10604899
    Abstract: A rail inspection device comprises a carriage having wheels, a first roller in contact with a side surface of a first rail, a second roller in contact with a side surface of a second rail, a first position sensor configured to detect a position of a side surface of the first rail or an outer surface of the first roller, a second position sensor configured to detect a position of a side surface of the second rail or an outer surface of the second roller, and at least one rotation sensor each configured to detect a rotation angle of a wheel, the first roller, or the second roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Horii, Yoshihiro Nakano
  • Publication number: 20200072299
    Abstract: A hydraulic circuit includes a first shift valve and a second shift valve that are provided in series between a source oil path through which oil whose pressure has been regulated flows and a first clutch oil path and a second clutch oil path. The first shift valve is selectively switchable between a first switching state where a first communicating oil path and the first clutch oil path are communicated and a second switching state where a second communicating oil path and the second clutch oil path are communicated, and the second shift valve is selectively switchable between a third switching state where the source oil path and the first communicating oil path are communicated and a fourth switching state where the source oil path and the second communicating oil path are communicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Ishikawa, Yuji Okazaki, Shigeji Nakano, Hideaki Iwashita, Yuya Shimota, Noriyuki Yagi, Yoshihiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20200055470
    Abstract: A gateway connected to a bus, a bus, and the like used by a plurality of electronic control units for communication includes a frame communication unit that receives a frame, a transfer control unit that removes verification information used to verify a frame from the content of the frame received by the frame communication unit and transfers the frame to a destination bus or that adds verification information to the content of the frame and transfers the frame to the destination bus, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki HAGA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Jun ANZAI, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Yoshihiro UJIIE, Yuji UNAGAMI
  • Patent number: 10562107
    Abstract: A power tool includes: a motor; a fan driven by the motor and defining an axis and a radial direction; and a housing for accommodating the motor and the fan therein, the housing including: a peripheral wall formed with a ventilation hole; and a grid partly covering the ventilation hole, the ventilation hole being positioned adjacent to the fan and having a shape defined by a circumferential surface, the grid including at least one elongated portion extending in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the radial direction, and a distance from the axis of the fan to the circumferential surface is different from a distance from the axis of the fan to one elongated portion in the radial direction of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Harada, Tomomasa Nishikawa, Yoshihiro Nakano, Hiroki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10539225
    Abstract: A power system includes: a rotating body; a housing accommodating the rotating body; and a storage portion provided at a bottom of the housing. A part of the rotating body is located in the storage portion. The housing includes: a supply target portion; and a direction changing portion. The direction changing portion includes: a collecting portion that is gradually inclined toward a downstream side in a rotation direction of the rotating body so as to be separated from an outer periphery of the rotating body and that receives the liquid medium scattered by the rotating body; and a guiding portion that is provided so as to cross a lower end of the collecting portion and that is gradually inclined downward toward the supply target portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakano, Koji Ono, Noriyasu Hakuta
  • Patent number: 10532316
    Abstract: A microcomputer acquires first and second NH3 electromotive forces from a first NH3 detection section and a second NH3 detection section, and computes a NH3 concentration, which is the concentration of NH3 contained in exhaust gas. The first and second NH3 detection sections output the first and second NH3 electromotive forces which vary with both the concentrations of NH3 and a flammable gas contained in the exhaust gas. The microcomputer acquires a second pumping current from an NOx detection section and computes an NOx concentration, which is the concentration of NOx contained in the exhaust gas. The NOx detection section outputs the second pumping current which varies with the concentration of NOx and the concentration of NH3. The microcomputer determines whether or not the exhaust gas contains the flammable gas based on at least the first and second NH3 electromotive forces and the second pumping current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10525911
    Abstract: A gateway connected to a bus, a bus, and the like used by a plurality of electronic control units for communication includes a frame communication unit that receives a frame, a transfer control unit that removes verification information used to verify a frame from the content of the frame received by the frame communication unit and transfers the frame to a destination bus or that adds verification information to the content of the frame and transfers the frame to the destination bus, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Haga, Toshihisa Nakano, Jun Anzai, Hideki Matsushima, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Yuji Unagami