Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Tanaka

Yoshiyuki 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).

  • Publication number: 20160185248
    Abstract: A battery control system connected to a battery, which controls charge/discharge at the battery, includes: a current detection unit that measures a current value by detecting a charge/discharge current flowing through the battery; a voltage detection unit that detects a voltage at the battery; a temperature detection unit that detects a temperature at the battery; an effective current value calculation unit that calculates, based upon the current value measured by the current detection unit, an effective current value in a predetermined time window; and a charge/discharge restriction unit that imposes a first charge/discharge restriction so as to restrict the charge/discharge current based upon the effective current value calculated by the effective current value calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicants: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori AOSHIMA, Hiroshi MORIKAWA, Masayuki TAKADA, Kenichiro TSURU, Shigeyuki KIYOTA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Toyoki IGUCHI, Hiroaki HASHIMOTO, Yasuyuki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160190542
    Abstract: An electricity storage module in which a plurality of battery cells are electrically connected via conductive members, wherein: each of the conductive members has a pair of electrode connecting parts that are welded to respective electrode terminals of a pair of adjacent battery cells, a base part that is connected to the pair of electrode connecting parts via a pair of elastically deformable parts, and a voltage detecting terminal that is connected to the base part and detects a terminal voltage of a battery cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicants: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eisuke SENGOKU, Hiroshi HOSHI, Takeshi HAGA, Shigeyuki KIYOTA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Toyoki IGUCHI, Hiroaki SAITOU, Masayoshi SAEKI
  • Publication number: 20160185238
    Abstract: A battery control system connected to a battery, which controls charge/discharge at the battery, includes: a current detection unit that measures a current value by detecting a charge/discharge current flowing through the battery; a voltage detection unit that detects a voltage at the battery; a temperature detection unit that detects a temperature at the battery; an effective current value calculation unit that calculates, based upon the current value measured by the current detection unit, an effective current value in a predetermined time window; a time ratio calculation unit that determines a time ratio indicating a ratio of a length of time over which the effective current value has been in excess of a predetermined allowable value during a predetermined specified time period; and a charge/discharge restriction unit that restricts the charge/discharge current based upon the time ratio determined by the time ratio calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicants: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MORIKAWA, Yoshinori AOSHIMA, Masayuki TAKADA, Kenichiro TSURU, Shigeyuki KIYOTA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Toyoki IGUCHI, Hiroaki HASHIMOTO, Yasuyuki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160176308
    Abstract: A battery control system connected to a battery, which controls charge/discharge at the battery, includes: a current detection unit that measures a current value by detecting a charge/discharge current flowing through the battery; a voltage detection unit that detects a voltage at the battery; a temperature detection unit that detects a temperature at the battery; a temperature history recording unit that records temperature history pertaining to the temperature detected by the temperature detection unit; and a charge/discharge restriction unit that restricts the charge/discharge current in a low-temperature state based upon the temperature history recorded by the temperature history recording unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicants: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD., NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MORIKAWA, Yoshinori AOSHIMA, Masayuki TAKADA, Kenichiro TSURU, Shigeyuki KIYOTA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Toyoki IGUCHI, Hiroaki HASHIMOTO, Yasuyuki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160176195
    Abstract: A liquid container that is detachably mountable on a liquid consuming device comprises a liquid container body that is at least partly formed from a material having flexibility and is configured to contain a liquid; an operation member that is located at one end of the liquid container body and is configured to include a holdable grip surface; and a liquid supply portion that is configured to have a liquid supply port at one end. The operation member is configured such that the grip surface is offset relative to the liquid supply port in an axial direction of the liquid supply portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawate, Tokujiro Okuno, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Katsutomo Tsukahara
  • Publication number: 20160176294
    Abstract: A vehicle power supply system is provided for an electric vehicle. The vehicle power supply system has a first relay and a second relay, which are two-contact movable relays that connect/disconnect a high voltage circuit. The first relay has a first movable contact that is arranged to move with respect to a first fixed contact in a first direction when connecting/disconnecting. The second relay has a second movable contact is arranged to move with respect to a second fixed contact in a second direction when connecting/disconnecting. The second direction is opposite to the first direction. One of the first and second relays is oriented such that its movable contact separates from its fixed contact in a direction in which the greatest acceleration input is applied at the time of a collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Kouji KATO, Shigeyuki KIYOTA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Toyoki IGUCHI, Hiroaki SAITOU
  • Patent number: 9352577
    Abstract: An ink tank includes: a reservoir that stores ink; a supply port that supplies ink stored in the reservoir to a printer; a supply port sealing member that seals the supply port; an air port that communicates between an inside of the reservoir and an atmospheric space above an upper side of a liquid surface of the ink; and an air port sealing member which a needle tube is capable of inserting and pulling out of, and which seals the air port in a state where the needle tube is not inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20160067978
    Abstract: A liquid container that supplies a liquid to a liquid consumption apparatus via a liquid introduction part disposed in the liquid consumption apparatus. The liquid container includes: a liquid container part that stores the liquid; a liquid supply part that is in communication with an inside of the liquid container part, that has a liquid supply opening facing in a first direction, and that the liquid introduction part is to be connected to, the first direction being a longitudinal direction of one end portion of the liquid container part; and an operation part that is connected to the liquid container part and that has a grip part that is grippable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Tokujiro Okuno, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9254667
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a case, disposed outside a housing, holding a liquid holding member that holds a liquid to be supplied to a recording unit and having a discharge opening that discharges the liquid in the liquid holding member to the exterior, and a connection portion to which the discharge opening is connected. The case has a cover member capable of opening and closing the case by pivoting central to an axis line extending in a direction that intersects with a vertical direction, and a guide portion, provided on an inner surface of the cover member, that guides the liquid holding member when the liquid holding member is set in the case with the cover member in an open state so that the discharge opening of the liquid holding member is connected to the connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Yusuke Kimura, Taku Ishizawa, Hiroyuki Kawate, Tokujiro Okuno
  • Publication number: 20160035497
    Abstract: An electrical storage module in which a plurality of electricity storage elements are electrically connected by conductive member, includes: a voltage detection board having voltage detection conductor that detects terminal voltage of the electricity storage element; a first external threaded component that connects the voltage detection conductor of the voltage detection board to the conductive member; and a cover that covers the voltage detection board; wherein: the cover is made from an insulating material; the conductive member has a first internal threaded portion into which the first external threaded component is to be screwingly engaged; and the distance between the inside surface of the cover that faces a head portion of the first external threaded component and an upper surface of the head portion of the first external threaded component is shorter than the distance between an end portion of the first internal threaded portion towards the cover side and an end of shaft portion of the first external
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Eisuke SENGOKU, Toshikazu MAESHIMA, Hiroshi HOSHI, Akira KOTAKI, Shigeyuki KIYOTA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Toyoki IGUCHI, Hiroaki SAITOU, Masayoshi SAEKI
  • Publication number: 20160023468
    Abstract: An ink tank includes: a reservoir that stores ink; a supply port that supplies ink stored in the reservoir to a printer; a supply port sealing member that seals the supply port; an air port that communicates between an inside of the reservoir and an atmospheric space above an upper side of a liquid surface of the ink; and an air port sealing member which a needle tube is capable of inserting and pulling out of, and which seals the air port in a state where the needle tube is not inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 9166672
    Abstract: A wireless communication system comprises a relay system including a plurality of relay devices and a plurality of wireless terminal devices. Each relay device transmits control information to the wireless terminal device which is registered in the own relay device, and each wireless terminal device selects, based on the control information received from the relay device which registers the own wireless terminal device, a channel which is currently able to relay a communication among channels respectively allocated to the relay devices to establish a communication between the wireless terminal devices. Each relay device acquires information configuring the control information via a communication line and causes a downlink signal wirelessly transmitted by the own relay device to synchronize with a communication signal, and each wireless terminal device maintains, when shifting a channel for communication to another channel, a synchronized state established in a channel prior to shifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: ICOM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shoji Fukuzawa, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150293319
    Abstract: A surface light emitting semiconductor laser element, comprises a substrate, a lower reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the substrate, an active layer disposed on the lower reflector, an upper reflector including a semiconductor multi-layer disposed on the active layer, a compound semiconductor layer having a first opening for exposing the upper reflector and extending over the upper reflector, and a metal film having a second opening for exposing the upper reflector disposed inside of the first opening and extending over the compound semiconductor layer, wherein the metal film and the compound semiconductor layer constitute a complex refractive index distribution structure where a complex refractive index is changed from the center of the second opening towards the outside. A method of emitting laser light in a single-peak transverse mode is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Watanabe, Hironobu Narui, Yuichi Kuromizu, Yoshinori Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150293136
    Abstract: An automatic analyzer having no limitation on a range of a placeable position on a sample placement disk for patient specimens, emergency specimens, quality control samples, and calibration samples, and being capable of performing analysis while changing the number of simultaneously-measureable samples for each type of each specimen is provided. In the automatic analyzer, either a calibration sample dedicated disk or a patient specimen dedicated disk is placed in an analyzing unit 8 as a sample placement disk 19, and the analyzing unit 8 has a disk identifying unit 24 which identifies a type of the sample placement disk 19, and a computer 22 identifies the type of the sample placement disk 19 based on an identification result of the disk identifying unit 24, and performs analysis on a liquid sample based on the identified type of the sample placement disk 19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Takao Shiba, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Eiichi Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20150258800
    Abstract: There is provided a recording apparatus including a recording head that can eject an ink onto a sheet, a transport unit that transports the sheet to the recording head, a housing that contains the recording head and the transport unit, a case that is arranged on an outer surface of the housing so that the bottom portion thereof is positioned higher than a bottom surface of the housing, and that serves as a holder which holds an ink container containing an ink, and a supply unit that supplies the ink from the ink container to the recording head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Takaichi WADA, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Katsumi OKAMOTO, Yasuhiro MATSUO, Isao MOMOSE, Yoshisada AOKI, Tomohiro YASUFUKU
  • Patent number: 9132652
    Abstract: A liquid container includes a liquid storage part with which one end portion is constituted of a plurality of film members, and a liquid supply part for supplying a liquid stored in the liquid storage part to a liquid consumption apparatus. The liquid supply part has a bonded part that is bonded to the film member at the one end portion of the liquid storage part, and a liquid supply tube part at which is formed a liquid supply port oriented in a direction intersecting with a bonding surface of the bonded part. The liquid supply tube part is provided so that at least one part of the liquid supply port overlaps with the bonded part as viewed in an axial direction of the liquid supply tube part from a side of the liquid supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Ishizawa, Hiroyuki Kawate, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Tokujiro Okuno
  • Publication number: 20150254804
    Abstract: An image processing device may judge whether to execute a first type of enlarging process or a second type of enlarging process based on M lines of letter strings in an original image, in a case of judging to execute the first type of enlarging process, generate a first type of processed image data indicating a first type of processed image by executing the first type of enlarging process, and in a case of judging to execute the second type of enlarging process, generate a second type of processed image data indicating a second type of processed image by executing the second type of enlarging process. A layout of the plurality of letters in the second type of processed image is different from a layout of the plurality of letters in the first type of processed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohiko HASEGAWA, Masaki KONDO, Ryohei OZAWA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150255159
    Abstract: A semiconductor storage system includes a first memory region including at least one block constituted from a plurality of memory cells, the memory cell is capable of storing n bits data, the block is a minimum unit which is capable of being independently erased, a second memory region including at least one block constituted from a plurality of memory cells, the memory cell is capable of storing m (m>n: m is integer) bits data, the block is a minimum unit which is capable of being independently erased, and a controller which controls a number of rewrites for the block in the first memory region not to be more than first predetermined number of times, and controls a number of rewrites for the block in the second memory region not to be more than a second predetermined number of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150254801
    Abstract: An image processing device may acquire original image data representing an original image including M lines of original character strings, and combine M items of original character string image data representing the M lines of original character strings so as to create target character string image data representing one line of target character string. The image processing device may divide the target character string image data so as to create N items of divided character string image data representing N lines of divided character strings into which the one line of target character string is divided, and create output image data representing the N lines of divided character strings by using the N items of divided character string image data. A number of characters of a leading line of divided character string may be different from a number of characters of a leading line of original character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohiko HASEGAWA, Masaki KONDO, Ryohei OZAWA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA
  • Patent number: D751613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Ishizawa, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Makoto Omuro, Koji Kawai, Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Koji Nishimaki