Patents by Inventor Yoshikazu Tanaka

Yoshikazu 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: 10388994
    Abstract: A battery state detection device (1) includes a shunt resistor (7) and a battery post terminal (4). The shunt resistor (7) includes a second conductor part (12) in the shape of a flat plate. The battery post terminal (4) includes a battery post connecting part (20) for connection to a battery post, and a shunt resistor connecting part (22) for connection to the second conductor part (12) of the shunt resistor (7). The shunt resistor connecting part (22) is in the shape of a flat plate. The second conductor part (12) of the shunt resistor (7) and the shunt resistor connecting part (22) of the battery post terminal (4) are connected to each other by welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Tanigawa, Fumitaka Iwasaki, Norihito Motosugi, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190223333
    Abstract: A first braided wire and a second braided wire that are two cylindrical flexible shield members are fixed with a crimp member at different positions in the circumferential direction on a cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the electromagnetic shield pipe. Thus, the cylindrical end portions of the braided wires are loosened, and each of sheet-like portions is formed on the end portion, and the sheet-like portions of the end portions of the braided wires are disposed at different positions in the circumferential direction of the electromagnetic shield pipe and fixed with the crimp member on a metal layer of the electromagnetic shield pipe. That is, the braided wires are fixed in a section crimped by the crimp member without being overlapped with each other in the circumferential direction of the electromagnetic shield pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yokoyama, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10352230
    Abstract: Out of connection passages connecting the engine cooling circuit and the intercooler cooling circuit, a coolant inflow passage is connected between downstream of a mechanical pump and also upstream of a main radiator of the engine cooling circuit, and downstream of a sub radiator and also upstream of an electric pump of the intercooler cooling circuit, and a coolant outflow passage is connected between downstream of the electric pump and also upstream of the sub radiator of the intercooler cooling circuit, and downstream of the mechanical pump and also upstream of the main radiator of the engine cooling circuit. An inter-cooling circuit valve is provided in the coolant inflow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Kimura, Kosuke Ihara, Yosuke Yamada, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Hajime Uto
  • Patent number: 10215494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of operating an electric arc furnace containing (a) a furnace shell having a tapping hole and/or a slag door, (b) a furnace roof having a plurality of electrodes provided so as to face downwards, and (c) a rotating apparatus that rotates the furnace shell around a vertical axis relative to the electrodes, the method contains a rotating step of rotating the furnace shell relative to the electrodes during melting of a metal material, and a holding step of stopping the rotation when any one of the plurality of electrodes reaches a holding position that is previously set close to the tapping hole or the slag door, and holding the furnace shell at the holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Tomita, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Akihiro Nagatani, Masato Ogawa, Kunio Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20190032066
    Abstract: Provided are transformed chrysanthemum plants having blue flower color, their self-fertilized progenies or cross-fertilized progenies thereof, a vegetative propagated plants thereof, and a part, a tissue or a cell of the plant body. Anthocyanin 3?,5?-O-glucosyltransferase gene (CtA3?5?GT) derived from Clitoria ternatea and flavonoid 3?,5?-hydroxylase gene derived from Campanula (CamF3?5?H) are coexpressed in chrysanthemum petals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Naonobu NODA, Ryutaro AIDA, Satoshi HONGO, Sanae SATO, Yoshikazu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10161810
    Abstract: A honeycomb sandwich structure formed of face skin materials made of fiber reinforced plastics and a honeycomb core has a structure in which an optical fiber sensor structure is embedded in an adhesive layer formed between the face skin materials and the honeycomb core. With this, it is possible to provide a honeycomb sandwich structure and a method of manufacturing the honeycomb sandwich structure that enable precise thermal control to be implemented even when a thermal control device is bonded onto a surface of the honeycomb sandwich structure and enable evaluation of a temperature with high resolution and high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushi Sekine, Hajime Takeya, Hiromi Seko, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180319296
    Abstract: A vehicular seat includes: a cushion panel disposed to extend in a seat front-rear direction and to form a bottom portion of a seat cushion; an inflator configured to operate to produce gas, the inflator being provided in the seat cushion; and a cushion airbag configured to expand due to the gas and to push up a range including portions of a seat occupant from thighs to hip points in an expansion end state, the cushion airbag being provided over the cushion panel, in which the cushion airbag is set such that a push-up force in rear right and left regions corresponding to right and left hip joints to right and left lower ischium portions of the seat occupant in the expansion end state is lower than a push-up force in a rear center region present between the rear right and left regions in the expansion end state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito SASAKI, Ikufumi MATSUBA, Tomoyuki MAENO, Mitsuyoshi OHNO, Yoshikazu TANAKA, Shohei OTA
  • Publication number: 20180319709
    Abstract: There is provided a gypsum composition for a drying type coating material, the gypsum composition, when made into a gypsum-based coating material by addition of water, capable of forming a coating film in which color unevenness is suppressed even though the coating film is thin and smooth. This gypsum composition for a drying type coating material contains hemihydrate gypsum having a mean particle diameter of 50 ?m or less, calcium carbonate having a mean particle diameter of 50 ?m or less, and a setting retarder, wherein the gypsum composition has a content of calcium carbonate of 100 to 400 parts by mass and a content of the setting retarder of 0.1 parts by mass or more each based on 100 parts by mass of the hemihydrate gypsum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Itaru YOKOYAMA, Yoshikazu TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10087427
    Abstract: Provided is a polynucleotide encoding a protein that exhibits activity for transferring a sugar to a hydroxyl group at position 7 of a flavone, particularly flavone 4?-glucoside, wherein the polynucleotide is selected from the group consisting of: (a) a polynucleotides comprising the base sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 5; (b) a polynucleotide that hybridizes, under stringent conditions, with a polynucleotide comprising the base sequence complementary to the base sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 5; (c) a polynucleotide encoding a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or SEQ ID NO: 6; (d) a polynucleotide encoding a protein comprising an amino acid sequence in which one or more amino acids have been deleted, substituted, inserted, and/or added in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or SEQ ID NO: 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Tanaka, Naoko Okitsu, Keisuke Matsui
  • Patent number: 10075103
    Abstract: A power generation device for a mobile body includes power generating units and a holding member. Each power generating unit includes an elastically deformable base member and a piezoelectric film, which are laminated alternately. The holding member holds the power generating units. Each power generating unit has an elongated flat-plate shape. Opposite ends of the power generating unit in a longitudinal direction are held by the holding member such that the power generating unit is in an orientation in which a longitudinal axis is substantially perpendicular to the flow direction of the external fluid. A fixing member is provided at each of the opposite ends in the longitudinal direction of each power generating unit. The power generating units are arranged in the holding member via the fixing members to pivot in accordance with the flow of the external fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: TOYODA IRON WORKS CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hidenobu Takao, Yasuhiro Sone, Hidemi Mutsuda, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10059956
    Abstract: Provided is a polynucleotide encoding a protein having activity that transfers a sugar to the hydroxyl group at the 4?-position of a flavone, wherein the polynucleotide is selected from the group consisting of: (a) a polynucleotide composed of the base sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1; (b) a polynucleotide that hybridizes under stringent conditions with a polynucleotide composed of a base sequence complementary to the base sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1; (c) a polynucleotide encoding a protein composed of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; and, (d) a polynucleotide encoding a protein composed of an amino acid sequence in which one or a plurality of amino acids have been deleted, substituted, inserted and/or added in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Tanaka, Naoko Okitsu, Keisuke Matsui
  • Patent number: 10001324
    Abstract: A method of operating an electric arc furnace containing a furnace shell having a tapping hole, a plurality of electrodes, and a rotating apparatus that rotates the furnace shell around a vertical axis relative to the electrodes, the method contains a charging step of opening an opening-and-closing door of a scrap bucket containing a metal material and falling the metal material into the furnace shell in which the furnace shell is rotated by the rotating apparatus until a direction of a line connecting a center of the furnace shell to a center of the tapping hole intersects an extension direction of a seam at a closing side of the opening-and-closing door, the opening-and-closing door is opened in this positional relationship to charge the metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Tomita, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180023457
    Abstract: Out of connection passages connecting the engine cooling circuit and the intercooler cooling circuit, a coolant inflow passage is connected between downstream of a mechanical pump and also upstream of a main radiator of the engine cooling circuit, and downstream of a sub radiator and also upstream of an electric pump of the intercooler cooling circuit, and a coolant outflow passage is connected between downstream of the electric pump and also upstream of the sub radiator of the intercooler cooling circuit, and downstream of the mechanical pump and also upstream of the main radiator of the engine cooling circuit. An inter-cooling circuit valve is provided in the coolant inflow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noritaka KIMURA, Kosuke IHARA, Yosuke YAMADA, Yoshikazu TANAKA, Hajime UTO
  • Patent number: 9865892
    Abstract: Provided are a fuel cell system capable of shortening the wait time of an observer who confirms set points of a system interconnection protective device before starting a system interconnection operation, and a method for operating the fuel cell system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Tanaka, Kiyoshi Taguchi, Yoshio Tamura, Shigeki Yasuda, Hiroaki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9828902
    Abstract: A cooling control system for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of circulating engine coolant while suppressing power consumption by an engine coolant pump as much as possible. The cooling control system is provided for cooling intake gases increased in temperature by being pressurized by a supercharger. The engine coolant pump of the electrically-driven type delivers engine coolant to thereby cause the same to circulate. An ECU controls, when a difference between the temperature of the engine coolant and a first target temperature is not larger than a first predetermined value, the amount of the engine coolant to be delivered to a predetermined minimum flow rate, and controls, when the difference is larger than the first predetermined value, the amount of the engine coolant to be delivered such that it becomes larger as the difference is larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Uto, Yosuke Yamada, Kosuke Ihara, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170306257
    Abstract: Provided are a coating film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a PVD device that not only sufficiently improve the balance of low-friction properties and wear resistance, but also improve chipping resistance and peeling resistance. This film is coated on a substrate surface, wherein the coating film has a hard carbon that presents relatively black and white when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image, a mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, said layer having white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction and black-colored hard carbon dispersed into the cavities in the mesh, and the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicants: NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki MORIGUCHI, Tadashi SAITO, Yoshikazu TANAKA, Akinori SHIBATA, Tetsumi ARAHI, Katsuaki OGAWA, Takahiro OKAZAKI, Hiroyuki SUGIURA, Yoshihiro ITO
  • Patent number: 9800130
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a voltage-dividing resistor circuit including first and second resistors connected in series between a power supply potential and a reference potential and outputting a potential at a point of connection between the first and second resistors; a transient response detection circuit including a third resistor having a first end connected to the power supply potential and a capacitor connected between a second end of the third resistor and the reference potential, and outputting a potential at a point of connection between the third resistor and the capacitor; an AND circuit ANDing an output signal of the voltage-dividing resistor circuit and an output signal of the transient response detection circuit; and an output circuit, wherein switching of the output circuit is controlled by an output signal of the AND circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshida, Kyoko Oyama, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Shiori Uota, Nobuya Nishida
  • Publication number: 20170283660
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet for tires that enables continuous and efficient labeling on tires using a labeling apparatus. The pressure sensitive adhesive sheet includes a release material (C), a first pressure sensitive adhesive layer (B1), a first substrate (A1), a second pressure sensitive adhesive layer (B2), and a second substrate (A2), in this order, and satisfies Requirement (1): in a planar view of the pressure sensitive adhesive sheet, the outline of the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer (B1) exists inside the outline of the second substrate (A2); and Requirement (2): the MD stiffness of the second substrate (A2), measured in the Gurley method according to JIS L 1085, is 0.10 mN or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: LINTEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170283658
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet for tires that enables continuous and efficient labeling on tires using a labeling apparatus. The pressure sensitive adhesive sheet includes a release material (C), a first pressure sensitive adhesive layer (B1), a first substrate (A1), a second pressure sensitive adhesive layer (B2), and a second substrate (A2), in this order, and satisfies Requirement (1): in a planar view of the pressure sensitive adhesive sheet for tires, the outline of the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer (B1) exists inside the outline of the second substrate (A2), and Requirement (2): the shortest distance (X) between the outline of the second substrate (A2) and the outline of the second pressure sensitive adhesive layer (B2) is 0.35 mm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: LINTEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170283935
    Abstract: Provided are a coating film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a PVD device that not only sufficiently improve the balance of low-friction properties and wear resistance, but also improve chipping resistance (defect resistance) and peeling resistance. This coating film coats a substrate surface, wherein a hard carbon layer is formed extending in columns-shape perpendicular to the substrate when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image, the hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, and the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicants: NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki MORIGUCHI, Tadashi SAITO, Yoshikazu TANAKA, Tetsumi ARAHI, Katsuaki OGAWA, Takahiro OKAZAKI, Hiroyuki SUGIURA, Yoshihiro ITO