Patents by Inventor Yuki Kuwano

Yuki Kuwano 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: 20190382054
    Abstract: A lower vehicle-body structure comprises a vehicle floor comprising a bottom face portion and a floor tunnel which protrudes upwardly and extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction, a pair of right-and-left floor cross members extending in a vehicle width direction on both sides of the floor tunnel, and a connecting member provided to extend in the vehicle width direction at a position which overlaps the floor cross members in the vehicle longitudinal direction and be fixed to at least one of the vehicle floor and the floor cross members at plural fixation positions. These plural fixation positions are located at plural different levels in a range of a height of the floor cross members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka NATSUME, Kazuhiro KAGEYAMA, Hiroaki SUUMEN, Yuki KUWANO, Tsuyoshi IWATA, Keisuke EBISUMOTO, Hidenori MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20190202286
    Abstract: In a vehicle in which a power transmission mechanism in a floor tunnel is supported by a mount member, it is possible to achieve compatibility between suppression of deformation of the floor tunnel and reliable support of the mount member while achieving weight reduction of the vehicle body and simplification of the vehicle body structure. The mount member that supports the power transmission mechanism arranged in the floor tunnel from below is fixed at a predetermined fixed position with respect to at least one of the vehicle body floor and the floor cross member, and the fixed position is arranged to overlap with the floor cross member in the vehicle longitudinal direction, is arranged outside of the floor tunnel in a vehicle width direction, and is arranged upward of the bottom surface part of the vehicle body floor in a vehicle vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Hirotaka Natsume, Hidenori Matsuoka, Keisuke Ebisumoto, Tsuyoshi Iwata, Hiroaki Suumen, Yuki Kuwano
  • Patent number: 8643328
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a device includes a power management module to which a power is supplied from an external power source, a power source supply circuit to which a power is supplied from the power management module via a first input terminal, a latch circuit configured to be operated by a power supplied from the power supply circuit or a power supplied via a second input terminal, a circuit configured to output a logic signal that sets a shutdown signal output from the latch circuit to a third input terminal, and a logic communication circuit to which a logic signal is supplied via the third input terminal and which supplies the logic signal to a forth terminal of the larch circuit. The shutdown signal output from the latch circuit is set to an predetermined level when the logic signal is set to a second level from a first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Miyamoto, Shinichiro Kosugi, Yuki Kuwano, Nobuo Shibuya, Kazuto Kuroda
  • Patent number: 8384351
    Abstract: A battery system includes a battery unit in which battery arms are connected in parallel, and a charge/discharge control device that controls charge/discharge of the battery unit. Each of the battery arms includes: a battery composed of one or more battery cells connected in series; a switch connected in series to the battery; and a battery monitoring device that, in a case of having detected abnormality of the battery, opens the switch to thereby isolate the battery arm including the abnormal battery, and sends a switch opening signal indicating that the switch has been opened to the charge/discharge control device. The charge/discharge control device performs a control to reduce a charge/discharge current or charge/discharge power of the battery unit when the switch opening signal is sent from the battery monitoring device of the battery unit to the charge/discharge control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yukitaka Monden, Ryuichi Morikawa, Mami Mizutani, Yuki Kuwano, Masayuki Kubota, Yasuyuki Ito
  • Patent number: 8368353
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the power supply management portion includes a timer configured to output an ON signal every time set by the control circuit, an OR circuit configured to receive supply of an output signal from the timer, an external signal supplied from outside, and a switch control signal output from the control circuit, and a switch circuit configured to switch output of the power source voltage from an external power source according to an output signal from the OR circuit, and the control circuit turns on a switch control signal after confirming which of the output signal from the timer or the external signal has turned on the switch circuit and turns off the switch control signal when both of the output signal from the timer and the signal supplied from outside are turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Akiba, Mami Mizutani, Fumiyuki Yamane, Yuki Kuwano, Ryuichi Morikawa, Shuji Ono, Nobuo Shibuya, Kazuto Kuroda, Shinichiro Kosugi, Yasuhiro Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20110076530
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a device includes a power management module to which a power is supplied from an external power source, a power source supply circuit to which a power is supplied from the power management module via a first input terminal, a latch circuit configured to be operated by a power supplied from the power supply circuit or a power supplied via a second input terminal, a circuit configured to output a logic signal that sets a shutdown signal output from the latch circuit to a third input terminal, and a logic communication circuit to which a logic signal is supplied via the third input terminal and which supplies the logic signal to a forth terminal of the larch circuit. The shutdown signal output from the latch circuit is set to an predetermined level when the logic signal is set to a second level from a first level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Yasuhiro MIYAMOTO, Shinichiro Kosugi, Yuki Kuwano, Nobuo Shibuya, Kazuto Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20110050169
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the power supply management portion includes a timer configured to output an ON signal every time set by the control circuit, an OR circuit configured to receive supply of an output signal from the timer, an external signal supplied from outside, and a switch control signal output from the control circuit, and a switch circuit configured to switch output of the power source voltage from an external power source according to an output signal from the OR circuit, and the control circuit turns on a switch control signal after confirming which of the output signal from the timer or the external signal has turned on the switch circuit and turns off the switch control signal when both of the output signal from the timer and the signal supplied from outside are turned off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Takashi AKIBA, Mami Mizutani, Fumiyuki Yamane, Yuki Kuwano, Ryuichi Morikawa, Shuji Ono, Nobuo Shibuya, Kazuto Kuroda, Shinichiro Kosugi, Yasuhiro Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20100244845
    Abstract: A current integrating circuit device, including a current sensor to detect a current flowing through a current path, a first-order lag filter to filter an output of the current sensor, an A/D converter to convert an analog signal filtered by the first-order lag filter into a digital signal, and a proportional integrator to proportionally integrate the digital signal outputted from the A/D converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ryuichi Morikawa, Masayuki Kubota, Mami Mizutani, Yukitaka Monden, Yuki Kuwano, Masahiro Tohara
  • Publication number: 20100079108
    Abstract: A battery system includes a battery unit in which battery arms are connected in parallel, and a charge/discharge control device that controls charge/discharge of the battery unit. Each of the battery arms includes: a battery composed of one or more battery cells connected in series; a switch connected in series to the battery; and a battery monitoring device that, in a case of having detected abnormality of the battery, opens the switch to thereby isolate the battery arm including the abnormal battery, and sends a switch opening signal indicating that the switch has been opened to the charge/discharge control device. The charge/discharge control device performs a control to reduce a charge/discharge current or charge/discharge power of the battery unit when the switch opening signal is sent from the battery monitoring device of the battery unit to the charge/discharge control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yukitaka MONDEN, Ryuichi Morikawa, Mami Mizutani, Yuki Kuwano, Masayuki Kubota, Yasuyuki Ito
  • Publication number: 20100055705
    Abstract: The invention is drawn novel methods and compositions for the treatment of cancer, and for the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer in a subject. In particular aspects, the invention relates to the finding that the protein tristetraprolin (TTP) is decreased or repressed in a myriad and diversity of cancers. To this end, TTP represents a viable therapeutic option for the treatment of cancer. Additionally, TTP represents a clinically useful biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Gerald M. Wilson, Sarah Brennan, Nadim Alkharouf, Yuki Kuwano, Perry Blackshear, Myriam Gorospe