Patents by Inventor Yosuke Kimura

Yosuke Kimura 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: 11185309
    Abstract: Control device 10 of an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a hardware processor that sets, among a plurality of operation modes in which pulse waveforms of ultrasound pulses to be transmitted are different from one another, at least first and second operation modes for which observation results are to be simultaneously displayed on a screen, sets at least one operation type that defines transmission timing of ultrasound pulses, and sets a switching frequency of a switching signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Mutsuhiro Akahane, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Yosuke Kimura, Kazuya Osada
  • Publication number: 20210323329
    Abstract: Provided are a printing apparatus, a reading method, and a program capable of stably acquiring a high-quality read image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210165012
    Abstract: A road surface damage detection device is configured to calculate, for each of road sections, a maximum variation rate that is a maximum value of a variation amount of a wheel speed per unit time in each of vehicles. The device is configured to periodically select, for each of the road sections, a maximum value from the maximum variation rate of each of the vehicles in a prescribed period, set the selected maximum value as a section maximum variation rate, and determine whether or not the road surface damage has occurred by comparing a determination target value with a positive threshold, the determination target value being obtained by subtracting a comparison value, based on at least one of the section maximum variation rates set before last time, from the section maximum variation rate that is set latest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke KIMURA, Takeo MORIAI, Masaya FUJIMORI, Tatsuya OBUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210163014
    Abstract: A road surface damage detection device is configured to calculate, for each of road sections, a maximum variation rate that is a maximum value of a variation amount of a wheel speed per unit time in each of vehicles. Next, the device is configured to periodically select, for each of the road sections, a maximum value from the maximum variation rate of each of the vehicles in a first prescribed period, set the selected maximum value as a section maximum variation rate, and determine whether or not the road surface damage has occurred by comparing the section maximum variation rate with a threshold. The device sets the threshold, for each of the road sections, based on a behavior of each of the vehicles in a second prescribed period or based on the behavior of each of the vehicles when a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke KIMURA, Takeo MORIAI, Masaya FUJIMORI, Tatsuya OBUCHI
  • Patent number: 11013496
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasound probe and a display. The apparatus includes a power supply including at least one voltage converting circuit converting input voltage to a predetermined power voltage for output. The voltage converting circuit includes a coil and a switching element performing a switching operation for switching routes of current flowing in the coil in response to a predetermined switching control signal, and the voltage converting circuit outputs the power voltage through the repeated switching operations under supply of the input voltage. The power supply is provided with a plurality of coils, and the coils are disposed such that a leakage magnetic field in a vicinity of an aperture of at least one of the coils is partially negated by a leakage magnetic field from one or more of the other coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Muramatsu, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Yosuke Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210138871
    Abstract: A vehicle air conditioning system, including: a vehicle interior environmental information acquisition unit that acquires environmental information of a vehicle interior; a vehicle exterior environmental information acquisition unit that acquires environmental information of surroundings of the vehicle; a sensible temperature prediction unit that predicts a sensible temperature of an occupant of the vehicle after a predetermined amount of time has elapsed, based on the environmental information acquired by the vehicle cabin interior environmental information acquisition unit and the vehicle cabin exterior environmental information acquisition unit; and an air conditioner controller that controls an air conditioner based on information regarding a future sensible temperature of the occupant which has been predicted by the sensible temperature prediction unit and a comfortable sensible temperature of the occupant which is stored in a storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi Yanagida, Tomoya Yamaguchi, Yosuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10967869
    Abstract: A road surface condition estimation apparatus (1) is provided with a collecting device (111) for collecting, from vehicle (2), behavior information relating to a behavior of the vehicle; a determining device (112) for determining on the basis of the behavior information whether or not an abnormality condition is satisfied, the abnormality condition being set on the basis of a specific behavior that is expected to be taken by the vehicle when the vehicle encounters a road surface abnormality; and an estimating device (112) for estimating a condition of the road surface on the basis of a determined result of the determining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Kimura, Hiroshi Majima, Masaya Fujimori, Takeo Moriai, Tatsuya Obuchi
  • Publication number: 20210064891
    Abstract: An object is to enable a user to more readily design a maintenance plan according to the type of an abnormality of road. A first abnormal section that is a road section having a road condition of a first abnormality and a second abnormal section that is a road section having the road condition of a second abnormality that is different from the first abnormality are detected, based on vehicle information from a plurality of vehicles. Out of roads in a displayed map, the first abnormal section is provided with the state information in a first display mode, and the second abnormal section is provided with the state information in a second display mode that is different from the first display mode. The first abnormal section and the second abnormal section provided with the state information are displayed in a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke KIMURA, Tatsuya OBUCHI, Masaya FUJIMORI, Takeo MORIAI, Hiroshi MAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20210063196
    Abstract: An abnormal section that is a road section having an abnormal road condition is detected out of respective road sections, based on vehicle information from a plurality of vehicles. Out of roads in a displayed map, a small number of abnormal sections-part that has a number of consecutive abnormal sections (a continuous distance where the road condition is abnormal) less than a reference value is provided with state information in a first display mode. A large number of abnormal sections-part that has the number of consecutive abnormal sections equal to or greater than the reference value is provided with the state information in a second display mode that is different from the first display mode. The small number of abnormal sections-part and the large number of abnormal sections-part provided with the state information are displayed in a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yosuke Kimura, Tatsuya Obuchi, Masaya Fujimori, Takeo Moriai, Hiroshi Majima
  • Patent number: 10788069
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a joined component in which the overflow of brazing filler metal from the outer peripheral line of a joint boundary surface between a first member and a second member is suppressed, and a method for manufacturing the joined component. A joined component is obtained by joining, with brazing filler metal, a first member and a second member to each other at a joint boundary surface where the first member and the second member are in contact with each other, the joined component having a non-contact area that is provided on an inner side with respect to an outer peripheral line of the joint boundary surface and in which the first member and the second member are not in contact with each other. In the joined component, the first member has a retaining recess where the brazing filler metal that is melted when the first member and the second member are joined to each other is retained, the retaining recess providing the non-contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Uozumi, Yosuke Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200003070
    Abstract: A raw material gas liquefying device includes a feed line which feeds a raw material gas, a refrigerant circulation line which circulates a refrigerant, the refrigerant circulation line including an expansion unit of a turbine type which expands the refrigerant to generate cryogenic energy, and an expansion unit entrance valve provided at an entrance side of the expansion unit, a heat exchanger which exchanges heat between the raw material gas and the refrigerant, a cooler which performs initial cooling of the raw material gas and the refrigerant by heat exchange with liquid nitrogen, and a controller which manipulates the opening rate of the expansion unit entrance value and performs a feedback control so that the rotation speed of the expansion unit reaches a predetermined target value, and outputs the opening rate command to the expansion unit entrance valve, at start-up and stop of the expansion unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naotaka YAMAZOE, Tomohiro SAKAMOTO, Hidetaka MIYAZAKI, Daisuke KARIYA, Yasuo MIWA, Yuichi SAITO, Yosuke KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190329786
    Abstract: A road surface condition estimation apparatus (1) is provided with a collecting device (111) for collecting, from vehicle (2), behavior information relating to a behavior of the vehicle; a determining device (112) for determining on the basis of the behavior information whether or not an abnormality condition is satisfied, the abnormality condition being set on the basis of a specific behavior that is expected to be taken by the vehicle when the vehicle encounters a road surface abnormality; and an estimating device (112) for estimating a condition of the road surface on the basis of a determined result of the determining device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yosuke KIMURA, Hiroshi Majima, Masaya Fujimori, Takeo Moriai, Tatsuya Obuchi
  • Publication number: 20190285339
    Abstract: A raw material gas liquefying device includes a feed line; a refrigerant circulation line; and a controller. In a refrigerant liquefaction route, a refrigerant flows through a compressor, a heat exchanger, a circulation system JT valve, a liquefied refrigerant storage tank, and the heat exchanger, and returns to the compressor. In a cryogenic energy generation route, the refrigerant flows through the compressor, the heat exchanger, an expansion unit, and the heat exchanger, and returns to the compressor. The controller determines if a refrigerant storage tank liquid level is within an allowable range, manipulates a feed system JT valve opening rate to control refrigerant temperature at the high-temperature-side refrigerant flow path exit side of the heat exchanger, and manipulates the opening rate of the feed system JT valve to control the refrigerant storage tank liquid level so that the refrigerant storage tank liquid level falls into the predetermined allowable range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro SAKAMOTO, Hidetaka MIYAZAKI, Naotaka YAMAZOE, Daisuke KARIYA, Yasuo MIWA, Yuichi SAITOU, Yosuke KIMURA, Toshihiro KOMIYA, Yoshihiro MATSUDA, Keisuke NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10274076
    Abstract: Provided is a jointed component (A) in which a first member (10) and a second member (20) in which a pillar (22) stands erect on a surface of a base (21) are fixed to each other, the second member. The jointed component includes the first member and the second member including the base and the pillar disposed on the first surface of the base. The pillar is brought into contact with the first member in an axial direction. The second member includes a positioning surface (23) that has a height difference from an end surface of the second member in the axial direction and the second member includes a curved surface at a ridge between the positioning surface and a side surface of the pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Uozumi, Yosuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10202086
    Abstract: A tailgate for opening/closing an opening of a vehicle includes an outer panel configured to form an outer surface of the tailgate, a garnish mounted on the outer panel and configured to form the outer surface of the tailgate, and a switch unit including at least a switch configured to instruct an opening operation of the tailgate. The switch unit is arranged in a space between the outer panel and the garnish, and mounted on the outer panel and the garnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun Sato, Yosuke Kimura, Nobuyuki Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20180325495
    Abstract: A medical image diagnostic apparatus which processes a medical image of a subject is shown. The apparatus includes the following. A power supply supplies power to each unit of the medical image diagnostic apparatus. A power supply button receives operation to end or start the medical image diagnostic apparatus. A power supply controller stands by to receive input of the power supply button and supplies power to the power supply and controls the power supply. A battery is mounted in the medical image diagnostic apparatus and supplies power to the power supply controller. A switch receives operation to switch between on and off, and electrically connects or cuts a path between the battery and the power supply controller in response to the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuhiro NAKAMURA, Yosuke KIMURA, Akiko SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180125456
    Abstract: Control device 10 of an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a hardware processor that sets, among a plurality of operation modes in which pulse waveforms of ultrasound pulses to be transmitted are different from one another, at least first and second operation modes for which observation results are to be simultaneously displayed on a screen, sets at least one operation type that defines transmission timing of ultrasound pulses, and sets a switching frequency of a switching signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Mutsuhiro AKAHANE, Yasuhiro NAKAMURA, Yosuke KIMURA, Kazuya OSADA
  • Publication number: 20180116638
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasound probe and a display. The apparatus includes a power supply including at least one voltage converting circuit converting input voltage to a predetermined power voltage for output. The voltage converting circuit includes a coil and a switching element performing a switching operation for switching routes of current flowing in the coil in response to a predetermined switching control signal, and the voltage converting circuit outputs the power voltage through the repeated switching operations under supply of the input voltage. The power supply is provided with a plurality of coils, and the coils are disposed such that a leakage magnetic field in a vicinity of an aperture of at least one of the coils is partially negated by a leakage magnetic field from one or more of the other coils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Yuki MURAMATSU, Yasuhiro NAKAMURA, Yosuke KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180086114
    Abstract: A printing apparatus and a printing method that allow transport performance, and reading and correction performance to be compatible with each other are provided. The above problem is solved by a printing apparatus including a suction unit that suctions a recording medium with a first suction force on a supporting surface; a correction unit that corrects at least one of a printing unit or a reading unit on the basis of a reading result of the reading unit; and a controller that controls a suction force of the suction unit at a reading position of the reading unit and that suctions the recording medium on the suction unit with a second suction force smaller than the first suction force or stops suction of the suction unit, at least in a case where the reading unit reads an image using a reading result in the correction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180073535
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a joined component in which the overflow of brazing filler metal from the outer peripheral line of a joint boundary surface between a first member and a second member is suppressed, and a method for manufacturing the joined component. A joined component is obtained by joining, with brazing filler metal, a first member and a second member to each other at a joint boundary surface where the first member and the second member are in contact with each other, the joined component having a non-contact area that is provided on an inner side with respect to an outer peripheral line of the joint boundary surface and in which the first member and the second member are not in contact with each other. In the joined component, the first member has a retaining recess where the brazing filler metal that is melted when the first member and the second member are joined to each other is retained, the retaining recess providing the non-contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Masato Uozumi, Yosuke Kimura