Patents by Inventor Yosuke Nishimura

Yosuke Nishimura 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: 11009814
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a transfer component including a transfer roller configured to transfer an image; a holding mechanism supported by a cover, configured to hold the transfer component; a lever rotatably between a first position and a second position, configured to pressurize the transfer component to press the transfer roller against an image carrier when the lever is at the first position; and an engagement portion supported by the cover, configured to engage with the lever to move the lever to the first position while the cover is closed, to engage with the lever to move the lever to the second position while the cover is opened, and to disengage from the lever to be separated from a space through which the lever is capable of passing when the lever is positioned at a third position between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11001046
    Abstract: A method of producing polybutylene terephthalate resin shaped moldings includes supplying a 3D printer with a polybutylene terephthalate resin powder mixture that contains 100 parts by weight of a polybutylene terephthalate resin powder material having a mean diameter of more than 1 ?m and 100 ?m or less, a uniformity coefficient of 4 or less, and a terminal carboxyl group quantity of 35 eq/t or more and 50 eq/t or less, and 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of inorganic particles having a mean diameter of 20 to 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kei Watanabe, Kazusada Takeda, Yosuke Nishimura, Hiroshi Takezaki, Hisashi Miyama, Mikiya Nishida
  • Patent number: 10903475
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: energy storage devices each including an external terminal, the energy storage devices being arranged in a first direction; a bus bar including a plate-like conductive portion; and a neighboring member disposed between the energy storage devices. The conductive portion includes: a fusible portion where a width size, which is a size in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, is defined by a pair of edges, the width size being smaller than a width size of other portions of the conductive portion; and a pair of enlarged width portions contiguously formed with both sides of the fusible portion in the first direction, a width size of the pair of enlarged width portions increasing in a direction away from the fusible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishimura, Yuta Yamamoto, Kentaro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10889224
    Abstract: A vehicle seat control system (1) includes an angle detection unit (308a) that detects an angle of a connection unit (308) that rotatably connects a seat surface portion to a backrest portion (302), a frame body (311) that includes a pair of vertical frames (311a, 311b) and a horizontal frame (311c) connecting the pair of vertical frames to each other and is provided to be stored in the seat surface portion, a leg support portion (312) including a first rotation shaft (Lb) parallel to an extending direction of the horizontal frame and is provided inside the frame body to be rotatable with respect to the frame body, a driving unit (315) that is provided at a proximal end (B1) of at least one of the pair of vertical frames and rotates the frame body taken out from the seat surface portion around a second rotation shaft (La) parallel to the extending direction of the horizontal frame, and a control unit (160) that controls the driving unit on the basis of a detection result of the angle detection unit at least a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muneatsu Minato, Hajime Ishihara, Kenta Hirayama, Manabu Matsumoto, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10873064
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: a main part; a conductive opposedly facing member disposed to opposedly face the main part; and an insulating member disposed between the main part and the opposedly facing member. The opposedly facing member includes an opposedly facing portion a part of which overlaps with the main part. The opposedly facing portion includes an end surface which overlaps with the main part, the end surface facing upwardly. The insulating member includes: a covering portion covering a surface of the opposedly facing portion directed toward a main part; and a seal portion extending from the covering portion toward the main part. The covering portion includes an end portion disposed at a position which agrees with the end surface or at a position outside the end surface in a direction orthogonal to the end surface. The seal portion extends from the end portion toward the main part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: BLUE ENERGY CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishimura, Kenta Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10793163
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a seat on which an occupant of a vehicle is seated, a first operation reception unit and a second operation reception unit configured to be operated by the occupant, and a seat drive unit configured to change a position of the seat on the basis of an operation received by the first operation reception unit, and return the position of the seat to a position before being changed by the first operation reception unit when an operation is received by the second operation reception unit, and the second operation reception unit is provided at a rearward position relative to a place corresponding to a central portion in a travel direction of a seating portion of the seat in a side member provided in a side portion of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Matsumoto, Hajime Ishihara, Kenta Hirayama, Muneatsu Minato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10703124
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image erasing apparatus includes a reading unit, an erasing unit, an image forming unit, and a controller. The reading unit reads identification information formed on a sheet conveyed. The erasing unit erases a part or all of a first image formed on the sheet after the identification information is read. The controller obtains image data corresponding to the identification information that is read by the reading unit. The controller controls the image forming unit so as to form a second image, which is indicated by the obtained image data, onto the sheet from which the first image has been erased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishimura, Kazumasa Yasui
  • Patent number: 10562415
    Abstract: A seat apparatus includes: a seat on which a passenger of a vehicle sits; an inputter which is operated by the passenger; a fixer which fixes a position of the seat until the inputter is operated by the passenger and allows the position of the seat to be movable in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle when the inputter is operated by the passenger; and a restrictor which restricts the movement of the seat when a predetermined condition related to a traveling state of the vehicle or an external environment of the vehicle is satisfied in comparison with a case in which the predetermined condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muneatsu Minato, Hajime Ishihara, Kenta Hirayama, Manabu Matsumoto, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200040204
    Abstract: A method of producing polybutylene terephthalate resin shaped moldings includes supplying a 3D printer with a polybutylene terephthalate resin powder mixture that contains 100 parts by weight of a polybutylene terephthalate resin powder material having a mean diameter of more than 1 ?m and 100 ?m or less, a uniformity coefficient of 4 or less, and a terminal carboxyl group quantity of 35 eq/t or more and 50 eq/t or less, and 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of inorganic particles having a mean diameter of 20 to 500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Kei Watanabe, Kazusada Takeda, Yosuke Nishimura, Hiroshi Takezaki, Hisashi Miyama, Mikiya Nishida
  • Patent number: 10541454
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: a plurality of energy storage devices arranged in a row in a first direction; and a plurality of spacers which are arranged adjacently to the energy storage devices in the first direction. Each of the spacers includes a passage defining portion which defines, with the energy storage device arranged adjacently to the spacer in the first direction, passages. The energy storage devices arranged at both ends in the first direction are cooled more easily than the energy storage devices arranged between the energy storage devices arranged at both ends in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishimura, Motoki Hoshino, Masao Kawata, Jun Machida
  • Patent number: 10486553
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a seat state acquisition unit (160) that acquires an orientation about a vertical axis of a seat on which an occupant of a vehicle sits, a vehicle state acquisition unit (170) that acquires a current or future acceleration relating to the vehicle, and a seat control unit (180) that deforms at least a part of the seat on the basis of the orientation of the seat acquired by the seat state acquisition unit and the acceleration acquired by the vehicle state acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Hirayama, Hajime Ishihara, Manabu Matsumoto, Muneatsu Minato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10479233
    Abstract: A seat apparatus for a vehicle includes a conversion mechanism that converts a disposition of a seatback between a normal position to a converted position, the normal position being a position at which the seatback is disposed at a rear section of the seat cushion and a sitting direction of an occupant is facing forward, the converted position being a position at which the seatback is disposed at a front section of the seat cushion and a sitting direction of an occupant is facing rearward, and a reclining mechanism that biases the seatback toward a neutral position at which the seatback stands upward and that reclines the seatback forward and rearward from the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Muneatsu Minato, Hajime Ishihara, Manabu Matsumoto, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10472196
    Abstract: A sheet delivery system includes: an end section detector which detects a position of an end section of a sheet; an end section conveying apparatus which holds the end section of the sheet and which conveys the end section of the sheet to a joining unit; a roll driving motor which rotationally drives a standby-side original material roll around a central axis thereof; and a suction roller which is capable of coming into rolling contact with an outer peripheral surface of the standby-side original material roll, and which includes an outer peripheral surface capable of suctioning the end section of the sheet in order to separate the end section of the sheet from the standby-side original material roll. The end section detector is attached at a position which enables detection of the end section of the sheet separated from the standby-side original material roll by the suction roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yosuke Nishimura, Shinichiro Nagafuchi
  • Patent number: 10434900
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a seat (41) on which an occupant of a vehicle sits, a first protruding mechanism (45) configured to move a pushing member (45A) provided inside the seat to adjust a protruding position and a displacement of the seat, a second protruding mechanism (46) configured to inject a gas or liquid into a bag-like member (46B) provided inside the seat to adjust the protruding position and the displacement of the seat, and a seat control unit configured to control the first protruding mechanism to cause at least a part of a contact portion between the occupant and the seat to protrude in a case that the vehicle performs a first driving mode having a degree of automated driving less than a predetermined reference and to control the second protruding mechanism to cause at least a part of the contact portion between the occupant and the seat to protrude in a case that the vehicle performs a second driving mode having a degree of automated driving equal to or higher than the predetermined re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Hirayama, Hajime Ishihara, Manabu Matsumoto, Muneatsu Minato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10424763
    Abstract: Provided is an energy storage apparatus includes: at least one energy storage device; and a spacer disposed adjacently to the energy storage device, the spacer being configured to form a ventilation passage which allows cooling air to pass therethrough between the spacer and the energy storage device, wherein the spacer has an opposedly facing portion which opposedly faces a spacer disposed adjacently to the spacer with the energy storage device sandwiched therebetween at a position which faces the ventilation passage and is disposed adjacently to the energy storage device in a flow direction of the cooling air in the ventilation passage, one opposedly facing portion of a pair of opposedly facing portions which opposedly faces each other of the spacers disposed on both sides of the energy storage device has an extending portion extending toward the other opposedly facing portion of the pair of opposedly facing portions, and the extending portion is brought into contact with the other opposedly facing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishimura, Yoshimasa Toshioka, Masao Kawata
  • Patent number: 10411231
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes an energy storage device containing a case where a corner portion is formed by a first wall portion and a second wall portion, an opposedly facing member which opposedly faces the first wall portion, and an insulator covering at least a region of the opposedly facing member which opposedly faces the energy storage device. The opposedly facing member contains a body disposed along the first wall portion and an extension portion extending from the body along the second wall portion. The insulator contains a cover portion which extends to a distal end of the extension portion from a boundary position between the extension portion and the body along an opposedly facing surface of the extension portion which opposedly faces the second wall portion, is folded back at the distal end, and extends along an outer surface of the extension portion opposite to the second wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishimura, Hiroaki Kakimura
  • Publication number: 20190270606
    Abstract: A sheet-feeding system includes a holding part which holds an end portion of a sheet, a nozzle part for discharging an adhesive agent for joining sheets to each other, and a nozzle moving unit which supports the nozzle part such that the nozzle part is made movable within a region including both temporarily holding parts, in which when a sheet joining condition is established where a remaining amount of the sheet on one original sheet roll becomes equal to or below a predetermined remaining amount, an end portion of the sheet on the other original sheet roll is conveyed to the temporarily holding part by the holding part and, thereafter, the nozzle part is moved to the temporarily holding part, and the adhesive agent is discharged to the end portion of the sheet from the nozzle part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi SATO, Yosuke NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10391890
    Abstract: A vehicle seat control system (1) includes a first backrest portion (302) rotatably connected to a seating portion (301) by a first connection unit (308), a second backrest portion (302) rotatably connected to the first backrest portion by a second connection unit (309), a folding adjustment unit (304) that adjusts an angle of the second connection unit, a seat surface adjustment unit (304) that adjusts a height of the seating portion, a first angle detection unit (308a) that detects a first angle that is formed between the first backrest portion and a floor surface, a second angle detection unit (309a) that detects a second angle that is formed between the second backrest portion and the first backrest portion, and a control unit (160) that controls the folding adjustment unit on the basis of the first angle at the time of automatic driving of the vehicle to adjust the second angle, and controls the seat surface adjustment unit to maintain a height of a reference position in the second backrest portion to be
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Hirayama, Hajime Ishihara, Manabu Matsumoto, Muneatsu Minato, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20190256314
    Abstract: When a remaining amount of a sheet on one original sheet roll is equal to or less than a predetermined remaining amount, a pair of holding pads is brought into a first posture where holding surfaces are opened, and the holding surface of one holding pad is pressed to a joining end portion from the outside of the original sheet roll in a radial direction of the other original sheet roll. Further, the holding pad is moved such that the joining end portion is separated toward the outside of the original sheet roll in the radial direction. Further, the posture of the pair of holding pads is changed into a second posture where the holding surfaces approach each other, and the joining end portion is conveyed to a joining part in a state where the joining end portion is sandwiched between the holding surfaces of the pair of holding pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hitoshi SATO, Yosuke NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10329111
    Abstract: A joining unit includes: a suction holding member having a suction surface configured to suction an end section of a sheet; a moving mechanism configured to move the suction surface toward an intermediate section of a sheet of a delivery-side original material roll along a path set in advance so that tension is applied to the sheet; and a regulating mechanism that is configured to switch between a regulated state in which a movement of the end section of the sheet with respect to the suction holding member due to the tension is regulated and an allowable state in which the movement of the end section of the sheet with respect to the suction holding member is allowed. The controller switches the regulating mechanism to the regulated state during the movement of the suction surface toward the intermediate section of the sheet of the delivery-side original material roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yosuke Nishimura, Shinichiro Nagafuchi