Yuji Hasegawa 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).
Abstract: A fuel cell system includes: a low-frequency superimposition section superimposing a the low-frequency signal on a fuel cell; and an impedance computation section configured to compute low-frequency impedance of the fuel cell at a time when the low-frequency superimposition section superimposes the low-frequency signal on the fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes: a diagnosing section diagnosing a degree of dryness inside the fuel cell on the basis of low-frequency impedance; and an oxidant gas amount adjustment section configured to adjust an amount of oxidant gas in the fuel cell. The diagnosing section is configured to diagnose the degree of dryness inside the fuel cell on the basis of the low-frequency impedance when the oxidant gas amount adjustment section adjusts the amount of the oxidant gas to be equal to or smaller than a reference gas amount.
Abstract: An oil-in-water type emulsion cosmetic is capable of stably maintaining large-sized oily particles having a diameter exceeding 50 ?m in a well-dispersed state or achieving a well-dispersed state thereof merely by lightly shaking, without necessarily adding a water-soluble thickener such as carboxyvinyl polymer to the aqueous phase of the emulsion. The oil-in-water type emulsion cosmetic, wherein oily particles containing a solid fat component and a liquid oil component are dispersed in an aqueous phase, is characterized in that: the average particle diameter of the oily particles is 50 ?m to 10 mm; and the difference between the specific gravity of the oily phase constituting the oily particles and the specific gravity of the aqueous phase [(specific gravity of oily phase)?(specific gravity of aqueous phase)] is within the range of ?0.010 to +0.100.
Abstract: A coated graphite heater. The heater has a configuration comprising a plurality of heating elements having a major portion disposed parallel to an upper surface of the heater so that the major portion is disposed horizontally. The heater configuration provides a heater that exhibits reduced thermal stress and/or reduced CTE mismatch stress particularly compared to designs having heating elements with a major portion oriented perpendicular to the plane of the upper surface of the heater.
Abstract: A silicone grease composition is disclosed. The grease composition contains a silicone oil and zinc dialkyldithiocarbamate as an extreme-pressure additive. The grease composition contains substantially no zinc dialkyldithiophosphate. The grease composition achieves high friction characteristics and wear characteristics. A method for transmitting torque of a clutch or a torque limiter mechanism is also disclosed. Moreover, a method for producing a clutch or a torque limiter mechanism is disclosed. The methods utilize the aforementioned grease composition.
Abstract: A camera body includes a mount, a solid-state imaging element, a body control unit, a diopter value detection unit, a number-of-configurations storage unit, a rear display unit, and a finder unit. An interchangeable lens is attached to the mount. The body control unit counts the number of configurations by the diopter adjustment dial for each diopter value of the finder unit configured by the diopter adjustment dial and stores the number of configurations in the number-of-configurations storage unit. In a case where the diopter value of the finder unit has been configured by the diopter adjustment dial, the body control unit changes a configuration screen to be displayed on the rear display unit according to the number of configurations stored in the number-of-configurations storage unit.
Abstract: An intake and exhaust device (1) for a vehicle engine is capable to perform a compression self-ignition operation, the device comprising on an intake passage a supercharger (9) driven by a force other than an exhaust gas, wherein an exhaust purification device (18) disposed on an exhaust passage is disposed adjacent to an outer surface of the engine (2).
Abstract: The invention provides an electrophotographic photoreceptor, which undergoes little abrasion over long term use and is able to develop a stable image, as well as a method of producing the same and an electrophotographic device including the same. The electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a conductive substrate; and a photosensitive layer that contains an inorganic oxide and that is formed on the conductive substrate from a coating liquid. A test slurry containing 20% by mass of the inorganic oxide dispersed in a solvent for forming the coating liquid has a light transmittance of 40% or more in a test case where light having a wavelength of 780 nm irradiates the test slurry.
Abstract: A ceiling map building method includes estimating a scale of each ceiling image based on information related to the ceiling image and information related to another ceiling image including a same object as included in the ceiling image, the scale being represented as a ratio of an amount of movement of the object between the two ceiling images to an amount of movement of the camera (6) between the positions thereof when the two ceiling images were respectively captured (ST16), and building a ceiling map (2) (ST2) by converting the ceiling images in accordance with the respective scales so as to have sizes suitable for the ceiling map and combining the converted ceiling images (ST84).
Abstract: A subsurface soil purification method including: warming an activator liquid, for stimulating decomposer microorganisms that decompose a contaminant in subsurface soil, to a higher temperature than a groundwater temperature, and feeding the activator liquid into the subsurface soil by injecting the activator liquid into an in-ground injection well; warming an activator liquid, for stimulating decomposer microorganisms that decompose a contaminant in subsurface soil, the decomposer microorganisms being infused in the activator liquid, to a higher temperature than a groundwater temperature, and feeding the activator liquid into the subsurface soil by injecting the activator liquid into an in-ground injection well, or warming a purification liquid for decomposing a contaminant in subsurface soil, to a higher temperature than a groundwater temperature, and feeding the purification liquid into the subsurface soil by injecting the purification liquid into an in-ground injection well.
August 29, 2017
February 27, 2020
TAKENAKA CORPORATION, TAKENAKA CIVIL ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.
Abstract: A collision avoidance assist apparatus is provided with: a determinator configured to determine whether or not one lane on which a host vehicle drives is inner than another lane that extends along the one lane and that a moving body exists, in a curve section, if there is the curve section ahead in a travel direction of the host vehicle; and a changer configured to change an operating condition for a collision avoidance operation such that a first condition, which is the operating condition in a first case in which it is determined that the one lane is not inner than the other lane in the curve section, is more easily satisfied than a second condition, which is the operating condition in a second case in which it is determined that the one lane is inner than the other lane in the curve section.
Abstract: The cooling apparatus of the engine sets the first shut-off valve to the closed position, sets the second shut-off valve to the open position, and performs the opposite flow connection operation to supplies the cooling water directly to the cylinder block water passage from the cylinder head water passage without flowing the cooling water through the radiator and to the heat exchanger from the cylinder head water block when the engine temperature is lower than the completely-warmed temperature, and the cooling water is requested to be supplied to the heat exchanger.
Abstract: A camera main body includes a mount, a solid-state imaging element, a main body controller, a main body side storage section, and a rear surface display section. In the mount, a plurality of types of interchangeable lenses are selectively mounted. The main body controller acquires a lens type of each interchangeable lens mounted on the mount, counts the number of mounting operations and the number of imaging operations for each lens type of the interchangeable lens, and stores the result in the main body side storage section. In a case where the interchangeable lens is mounted on the mount, the main body controller changes a setting menu to be displayed on the rear surface display section in accordance with the lens type acquired from the interchangeable lens, and the number of mounting operations and the number of imaging operations corresponding to the lens type.
Abstract: In a case where a user sets an imaging condition setting rule based on a setting menu (M), a setting item of the imaging condition setting rule is selected from among a plurality of setting items. In a case where the setting item of the imaging condition setting rule is selected, a selection candidate list of an imaging condition setting rule having selection candidates “ALL FIRST-WIN”, “ALL LATE-WIN”, and “MIXED” is displayed. In a case where “ALL FIRST-WIN” is selected, a first-win processing unit is executed in all combinations of two setting items. In a case where “ALL LATE-WIN” is selected, a late-win processing unit is executed in all combinations of two setting items. Then, in a case where “MIXED” is selected, a mixed state is brought in which a combination, in which the first-win processing unit is executed, and a combination, in which the late-win processing unit is executed, are mixed.
Abstract: A digital camera includes a detection unit, an operation history storage unit, an analysis unit, a determination unit, and a warning unit. The detection unit detects an imaging operation and a setting operation of a user as user operation information. The setting operation is an operation to set setting information of a first setting item and setting information of a second setting item selectable exclusively with respect to the setting information of the first setting item for setting items relating to imaging conditions. The analysis unit acquires normal operation information based on an imaging operation history and a setting operation history stored in the operation history storage unit. After the normal operation information is acquired, in a case where the user operation information is different from the normal operation information, the determination unit determines that the user is in the confused state. The warning unit issues a warning in a case where determination is made to be the confused state.
Abstract: To provide a powder coating material capable of forming a coating film excellent in impact resistance, flexibility and adhesion to substrate and excellent in surface smoothness even when formed under low temperature film-forming conditions. The powder coating material of the present invention is a powder coating material comprising a fluorinated polymer having units based on a fluoroolefin, units based on a monomer represented by the formula X—Z and units based on a monomer represented by the formula CHR21?CR22 (CH2)nCOOH, wherein the content of the units based on a monomer represented by the formula X—Z is from 5 to 20 mol % to all units in the fluorinated polymer, and the fluorinated polymer has a melt viscosity at 170° C. of from 20 to 100 Pa·s (in the formulae, X is a specific monovalent polymerizable group, Z is a specific alkyl group, a specific cycloalkyl group or a specific aryl group, R21 and R22 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a specific alkyl group, and n is an integer of from 0 to 12.
Abstract: The cooling apparatus of the engine according to the invention supplies the cooling water directly to the cylinder block water passage from the cylinder head water passage when the engine temperature is between first and second temperatures, and a supply of the cooling water to the heat exchanger is not requested. The first and second temperatures are lower than the engine completely-warmed temperature. The apparatus supplies the cooling water discharged from the cylinder block and head water passages, to the water passages through the heat exchanger when the engine temperature is between the second temperature and the engine completely-warmed temperature, and the supply of the cooling water to the heat exchanger is not requested.
Abstract: A cooling apparatus of an engine of the invention has a circulation passage for supplying cooling water to head and block passages through a heat exchanger. The apparatus circulates the cooling water through the circulation passage when a second condition is satisfied and then, a first condition is satisfied. The first condition includes a water supply condition that a supply of the cooling water to the exchanger is requested. The second condition includes the water supply condition and a condition that a cooling water temperature is lower than an engine completely-warmed water temperature.
Abstract: A component production method includes: a step of binding a long frame by a plurality of support devices arranged along the frame; a step of measuring, with a distance sensor, a distance to the frame supported by the plurality of support devices; a step in which, based on frame shape data prerecorded in a memory, the support devices move support positions where the frame is supported so that a calculated radial position of the frame being supported by the support devices matches the data about the frame shape; a step of fixing the frame in a state in which the data about the frame shape matches the radial position of the frame; and a step of performing a hole-making operation on the fixed frame.
Abstract: A digital camera includes a rear display unit, an imaging optical system, an operation button, a touch panel, a shutter unit, an imaging element, a main control unit, a digital signal processing unit, and a setting information storage unit. After setting information is set in a first setting item and a second setting item of an imaging condition, in a case where the setting information of the first setting item is changed through the touch panel, the main control unit changes the setting information of the second setting item to setting information according to the setting information of the first setting item after the change. When determination is made that a specific setting operation is performed, the main control unit reads the setting information of the first setting item and the second setting item from the setting information storage unit and restores the setting information to the setting information before the change.
Abstract: An electrochemical device includes an element body, an exterior sheet, a seal part, and a leading terminal. The element body includes a pair of inner electrodes laminated to sandwich a separator sheet. The exterior sheet covers the element body. The seal part seals a peripheral part of the exterior sheet for immersing the element body in an electrolyte. The leading terminal extends outward from the seal part of the exterior sheet. The exterior sheet includes a front sheet and a back sheet. The front sheet includes a front-side metal sheet. The back sheet includes a back-side metal sheet.