Patents by Inventor Yoshitaka Suzuki

Yoshitaka Suzuki 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: 11552371
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module that prevents a new current path that may be formed due to molten metal resulting from a molten and cut fuse, and has better safety than conventional battery modules. A battery module includes: module terminals; a battery cell group including a plurality of battery cells; and a plurality of bus bars connecting the plurality of battery cells of this battery cell group and connecting this battery cell group with the module terminals. At least one of the plurality of bus bars has a fuse. The battery module has a space that is located below the fuse and that allows the molten fuse to fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: VEHICLE ENERGY JAPAN INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Watahiki, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230000829
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a composition for sleep improvement, which contains a highly safe substance as an active ingredient, and a method of improving sleep. The present invention relates to, for example, a composition for sleep improvement, which contains L-ergothioneine or a salt thereof as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Katsube, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kenichi Wakabayashi, Norihito Murayama, Kosuke Suzuki, Yoshitaka Tatebayashi, Yoshiki Matsuda, Nobuyuki Ozawa, Takiko Shinozaki
  • Publication number: 20220393271
    Abstract: A battery temperature regulating apparatus to be applied to a vehicle includes an onboard battery, a temperature regulating plate configured to allow heat exchange between the onboard battery and a first heat medium flowing into the temperature regulating plate, a heat exchanger, a first passage configured to guide the first heat medium flowing out of the temperature regulating plate to the heat exchanger, and a second passage configured to guide the first heat medium flowing out of the heat exchanger to the temperature regulating plate. The heat exchanger includes a container and a first internal passage. The container is configured to accommodate a heat source that does not use a power supply for the vehicle. The first internal passage is disposed around the container in such a way as to allow heat exchange. The first internal passage is configured to allow the first passage to communicate with the second passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki NARUKE, Norio SUZUKI, Kazuki FURUTA, Yoshitaka ARAI
  • Publication number: 20220393263
    Abstract: A battery temperature regulating apparatus includes an onboard battery, a temperature regulating plate, a heat exchanger including a container and a first internal passage, first to third passages, a radiator, a valve, a temperature sensor, and a control device including a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to execute, in cooperation with a program included in the memory, a process including determining whether a temperature of the onboard battery is higher than an upper threshold of a proper temperature range, determining whether a heat source is in the container at least based on the temperature of a first heat medium detected by the temperature sensor, and if the temperature of the onboard battery is higher than the upper threshold and that the heat source is in the container, controlling the valve in such a way as to allow the first heat medium to flow through the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka ARAI, Kazuki FURUTA, Toshiaki NARUKE, Norio SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11519673
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger includes heat transfer plates each of which has openings at four corners thereof, and which are stacked together. The heat transfer plates are partially brazed together such that a first flow passage through which first fluid flows and a second flow passage through which second fluid flows are alternately arranged, with an associated heat transfer plate interposed between the first and second flow passages. The openings at each of the four corners communicate with each other, thereby forming a first header and a second header, the first header allowing the first fluid to flow into and flow out of the first flow passage, the second header allowing the second fluid to flow into and flow out of the second flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshimura, Faming Sun, Yoshitaka Eijima, Sho Shiraishi, Masahiro Yokoi, Ryosuke Abe, Kazutaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11512380
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing more beautiful black coated steel sheets by uniformly blackening the coating layer. Specifically, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing black coated steel sheets, which brings Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) into contact with steam in a closed container (10), wherein said closed container (10) can maintain a predefined internal pressure through variable control of the amount of steam flowing into said closed container (10) and/or the amount of steam flowing out of said closed container (10), and in said closed container (10) that can maintain said predefined pressure, said Zn—Al—Mg alloy coated steel sheets (1) have contact with the steam introduced into said closed container (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL NISSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Yamamoto, Tadashi Nakano, Ichiro Takahashi, Hiroyuki Nakamizo, Toshiaki Sato, Yoshinobu Kurisu, Yuuki Sakuraba, Yoshitaka Yukura, Tsutomu Ohta, Shinichi Kajimoto, Noboru Suzuki, Masahiko Tsuchiyama, Yuusuke Murai
  • Patent number: 11514604
    Abstract: An information processing device, an information processing method, and a program are provided. The information processing device includes a virtual object control unit that generates a control parameter that controls display of a first virtual object corresponding to a first real object and a second virtual object corresponding to a second real object on the basis of first posture information indicating a posture of the first real object and second posture information indicating a posture of the second real object, and a determination unit that makes a determination related to contact between the first virtual object and the second virtual object. The virtual object control unit generates the control parameter on the further basis of a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Fukasawa, Yasutaka Fukumoto, Yoshitaka Suga, Takahiro Tsujii, Noriyuki Suzuki, Yu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11514283
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming system that includes an image forming apparatus including, a first variable mechanism that varies from a first state to a second state or from the second state to the first state when physically operated by a user, a first detection unit configured to detect the variation of a state of the first variable mechanism, and a sound collection unit. The image forming system further includes a generation unit configured to generate, when the variation is detected by the first detection unit, first statistical information regarding at least one sound wave obtained by the sound collection unit in a period based on a timing when the variation is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Suzuki, Seiji Hara, Masafumi Monde, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Yoshitaka Zaitsu, Hiromitsu Kumada
  • Patent number: 11478123
    Abstract: A control apparatus controls an operation of a self-propelled mechanism of an endoscope. The control apparatus includes a drive circuit that outputs a motor current, a motor current detection circuit that acquires a value relating to magnitude of the motor current as a detection value, a storage circuit that stores a limit value relating to the detection value, and a control circuit that performs an operation as a first controller that controls the drive circuit so as to stop the motor when it is determined that the detection value exceeds a value relating to the limit value, and performs an operation as a second controller that controls the drive circuit so as to stop the motor when it is determined that the detection value exceeds the value relating to the limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Fumiyuki Onoda, Takashi Yamashita, Yasuaki Natori, Yoshitaka Umemoto, Toshihiro Kumagai, Takuro Onda
  • Patent number: 11476615
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with: a terminal metal fitting to which a core wire exposed portion of a core wire of a terminal of a wire is physically and electrically connected; a housing inside which the terminal metal fitting and the terminal of the wire are housed and from which the wire is drawn outside from inside; and a wire holding member that holds, inside the housing, the terminal of the wire, in which the wire holding member has a fixed portion that is fixed to a fixing portion inside the housing, and a holding portion that holds the terminal of the wire so that the terminal of the wire does not move relatively to the housing when the fixed portion is fixed to the fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatoshi Suzuki, Yoshitaka Tsushima, Yasuhiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11470724
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus that includes a conveyance device that moves a stage, where an electronic device shaped by multiple layers is placed, in X-axis and Y-axis directions. A first shaping unit, a second shaping unit, and a component mounting unit are arranged within a range in which the stage can move. The manufacturing apparatus performs additive manufacturing of the electronic device on the stage by performing a sequential movement of the stage to respective working positions of different units. As a result, in this manufacturing apparatus, a workpiece on the stage does not have to be removed and repositioned during each work process such as shaping by a first shaping unit, shaping by a second shaping unit, and electronic component mounting by a component mounting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Suzuki, Akihiro Kawajiri, Masatoshi Fujita, Kenji Tsukada, Yoshitaka Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11439025
    Abstract: In a circuit forming device, a resin laminated body is formed by curing an ultraviolet curable resin ejected by an ejecting device. Then, ultraviolet curable resin is ejected into a cavity of the resin laminated body, and an electronic component is placed on the ultraviolet curable resin. Then, the electronic component is cured and the electronic component is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Masatoshi Fujita, Kenji Tsukada, Akihiro Kawajiri, Masato Suzuki, Katsuaki Makihara
  • Publication number: 20220276600
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit having a plurality of members, a control unit, and a sound collecting unit. The control unit controls operations of the plurality of members in a first operation mode in which the image forming unit forms an image on a recording material. The sound collecting unit collects a sound that arises in the image forming apparatus during the first operation mode execution to generate a sound signal. When it is determined, based on the generated sound signal, that an abnormal sound has arisen, the control unit determines a source of the abnormal sound by transitioning to a second operation mode after the first operation mode has ended and causing, in the second operation mode, one or more members, from the plurality of members, that are possible sources of the abnormal sound to operate separately from the remaining plurality of members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Seiji Hara, Yohei Suzuki, Masafumi Monde, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Yoshitaka Zaitsu, Hiromitsu Kumada
  • Patent number: 11426688
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure including a plurality of porous honeycomb block bodies bound via joining material layers A. Each of the porous honeycomb block bodies includes a plurality of porous honeycomb segments bound via joining material layers B, each of the porous honeycomb segment includes: partition walls that defines a plurality of cells to form flow paths for a fluid, each of cells extending from an inflow end face that is an end face on a fluid inflow side to an outflow end face that is an end face on a fluid outflow side; and an outer peripheral wall located at the outermost periphery. At least a part of the joining material layers A has higher toughness than that of the joining material layers B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Inoue, Michio Suzuki, Yoshitaka Tabuchi, Keisuke Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220258618
    Abstract: The motor control unit reduces the drive braking torque for applying the braking force to the drive wheel by the reverse rotation timing predicted by the reverse rotation prediction unit at the latest, and the friction braking unit increases a friction braking force applied to the drive wheel by the friction braking device so that the friction braking force exceeds the braking force provided by the drive braking torque by the reverse rotation timing predicted by the reverse rotation prediction unit at the latest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakatsu SHIGYOH, Takashi SATOU, Takuto SUZUKI, Kensuke UEDA, Yoshitaka FUJITA, Tomohiro YAMASHITA, Masao YANO, Sota UKAI
  • Publication number: 20220120627
    Abstract: A resonant pressure sensor includes a first substrate and a resonator. The first substrate includes a diaphragm and a projection disposed on the diaphragm. The resonator is disposed in the first substrate, a part of the resonator being included in the projection, and the resonator being disposed between a top of the projection and an intermediate level of the first substrate. The first substrate is an SOI substrate in which a silicon dioxide layer is inserted between a silicon substrate and a superficial silicon layer. The intermediate level of the first substrate is disposed in the silicon substrate, and the resonator is disposed in the projection included in the superficial silicon layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi YOSHIDA, Yuusaku YOSHIDA, Atsushi YUMOTO, Yoshitaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11243131
    Abstract: A resonant pressure sensor includes a first substrate including a diaphragm and at least one projection disposed on the diaphragm, and at least one resonator disposed in the first substrate, at least a part of the resonator being included in the projection, and the resonator being disposed between a top of the projection and an intermediate level of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshida, Yuusaku Yoshida, Atsushi Yumoto, Yoshitaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11194103
    Abstract: A first optical connector, a second optical connector, a first lock member, and a second lock member are equipped. The first optical connector is attached to an electronic device, and corresponds to a receptacle. The second optical connector is attached to an end an optical cable, is fittable to the first optical connector, and corresponds to a plug. The first lock member is attached to the electronic device at a position corresponding to the first optical connector not to prevent fitting of the second optical connector to the first optical connector. The second lock member is attached to the optical cable at a position corresponding to the second optical connector not to prevent fitting of the second optical connector to the first optical connector. The second lock member is fittable to the first lock member in a state of fitting between the first optical connector and the first optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanari Yamamoto, Kazuaki Toba, Ryohei Takahashi, Shinpei Hirano, Yoshitaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210248843
    Abstract: Rank information indicating the rank of a vehicle damage, attributed to driving operation by an object driver among a plurality of drivers, in the vehicle damages attributed to driving operation by each of the drivers is generated. The generated rank information is provided to the object driver or a manager of a vehicle driven by the object driver. This makes it possible to know whether the object driver performs driving operation better for vehicle durability than other drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshitaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10989554
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling navigation includes generating an emotion data of a first user that illustrates emotion of the first user based on information received from a sensor. The method includes transmitting the emotion data of the first user to a controller configured to control a navigation of a second user. The first user and the second user are members of a same group. The method includes modifying the navigation of the second user according to the emotion data of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kitajima, Takao Fujiwara, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Kazuto Kawata, Wonravee Chavalit, Jenny Le, Ryan Lacross, Shigeyuki Seko, Shuhei Kinoshita, Yusuke Narita, Toshiaki Takano