Patents by Inventor Yusuke Nishikawa

Yusuke Nishikawa 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: 10773770
    Abstract: A bicycle control apparatus is basically provided with a controller. The controller includes a processor, a memory, and an I/O interface. The controller is arranged to communicate with an assist mechanism of a bicycle. The assist mechanism includes an assist motor arranged to impart a supplemental drive force to the bicycle to supplement a manual drive force of the bicycle. The controller is programmed to alternately set a first control state or a second control state. The controller controls the assist motor such that an output state of the assist motor with respect to a manual drive force of the bicycle is different in the first control state than in the second control state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nishikawa, Yasuhiro Tsuchizawa, Makoto Usui, Satoshi Shahana
  • Publication number: 20200287417
    Abstract: An electric power supply system includes an electric power reception apparatus and an electric power supply apparatus adapted to supply electric power to the electric power reception apparatus when the electric power reception apparatus is placed on the electric power supply apparatus. The electric power supply apparatus includes a plurality of electric power supply units adapted to supply electric power by electromagnetic induction to the electric power reception apparatus. A selection unit of the electric power supply apparatus selects, from the total plurality of electric power supply units, a plurality of electric power supply units whose location corresponds to a position where the electric power reception apparatus is placed, and a control unit controls the supply of electric power such that electric power is supplied to the electric power reception apparatus from the selected plurality of electric power supply units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke Kozuma, Shinpei Nishikawa, Shinji Kimura, Yusuke Hori, Goro Mikano, Yuuki Iwasaki, Shigetoshi Onitsuka
  • Publication number: 20200255088
    Abstract: A bicycle control apparatus is basically provided with a controller and a communication unit. The controller includes a processor, a memory, and an I/O interface. The communication unit is connected to the controller and arranged to communicate with an external device. The controller is configured to communicate with an assist mechanism of a bicycle, where the assist mechanism includes an assist motor arranged to impart a supplemental drive force to the bicycle. The controller is programmed to set a control state and to adjust a response speed of the assist motor based on an operation of the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke NISHIKAWA, Yasuhiro TSUCHIZAWA, Makoto USUI, Satoshi SHAHANA
  • Publication number: 20200228074
    Abstract: A radio frequency circuit includes a substrate, a first terminal disposed on a first principal surface of the substrate, a second terminal disposed on the first principal surface, a first-surface mounted component disposed on the first principal surface or inside the substrate, and a second-surface mounted component disposed on a second principal surface of the substrate which is opposite the first principal surface. A radio-frequency signal, which is input to the first terminal, is transmitted, for output from the second terminal, so as to make at least one round trip between the first principal surface and the second-surface mounted component, which is disposed on the second principal surface, through wiring lines disposed in the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke NANIWA, Hideki MUTO, Hiroshi NISHIKAWA, Takashi WATANABE, Akiko ITABASHI
  • Patent number: 10710333
    Abstract: In order to provide a thermal transport structure excellent in bendability, heat dissipation property, and lightweight property and also a thermal transport structure having a high reliability against vibrations and an excellent heat transport performance, used is a thermal transport structure (5, 201) including stacked graphite sheets (1, 213). This thermal transport structure (5, 201) includes a fixing portion (10, 202, 301) in which the stacked graphite sheets (1, 213) are fixed to each other; and a thermally conductive portion (11, 203) in which the stacked graphite sheets (1, 213) are not fixed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kutsumizu, Satoshi Oku, Yusuke Kato, Yasushi Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200198725
    Abstract: A bicycle operating device comprises a base member made of a resin material. The base member includes an outer surface, a cylinder bore, and at least one recess. The outer surface includes a first surface, a second surface, a third surface, a fourth surface, a fifth surface, and a sixth surface. The cylinder bore has a cylinder center axis. The cylinder bore is provided between the first surface and the second surface and between the third surface and the fourth surface as viewed along the cylinder center axis. The at least one recess defines a cylinder wall between the cylinder bore and the at least one recess. The at least one recess is provided on at least two of the first surface, the second surface, the third surface, the fourth surface, the fifth surface, and the sixth surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki KOMADA, Yusuke NISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200180044
    Abstract: The electrical device comprises a common device main body having selectively and detachably attached thereto either a variable-voltage power supply device or a high-voltage power supply device. The device main body has: a protruding section that abuts a power supply-side main erroneous attachment prevention section provided in the variable-voltage power supply device and the high-voltage power supply device; a device-side main erroneous attachment prevention section that abuts the power supply-side main erroneous attachment prevention section provided in a low-voltage power supply device and prevents the low-voltage power supply device from abutting an attachment positioning section; and a device-side attachment pet' lifting section that can be combined in a power supply-side auxiliary erroneous attachment prevention section provided in the high-voltage power supply device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke FUNABIKI, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Takuya Teranishi, Masayuki Ogura
  • Patent number: 10680256
    Abstract: Provided is a sealing member for a fuel cell, including a constituent member of a fuel cell and the sealing member bonded to each other through intermediation of an adhesive layer, or including the sealing members bonded to each other through intermediation of the adhesive layer, the sealing member including a cross-linked product of a rubber composition, in which the rubber composition contains the following components (A) to (C): (A) at least one rubber component selected from the group consisting of an ethylene-propylene rubber, an ethylene-propylene-diene rubber, and an ethylene-butene-diene rubber; (B) a cross-linking agent including an organic peroxide; and (C) at least one of a fatty acid potassium or a fatty acid sodium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Nishikawa, Kenji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200161609
    Abstract: The electrical apparatus, in which a series connection state and a parallel connection state of an upper cell unit including five battery cells and a lower cell unit can be automatically switched by means of a difference in a terminal shape on the electrical apparatus body side, has a terminal holder and holds apparatus side terminals. The terminal holder, which establishes an electrically connected state with the connection terminals of the battery pack, is provided with two parallel protruding parts that extend in the forward-backward direction, and second rail grooves fitted to the protruding parts on the electrical apparatus side. Due to the fitting, relative movement of the terminal holder and the battery pack in the vertical direction can be suppressed, and wear on the apparatus side terminals can be greatly suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuhiro Murakami, Tomomasa NISHIKAWA, Shinji Watanabe, Junpei SATO, Hikaru Tamura, Shota KANNO, Toshio Mizoguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Hiroyuki HANAWA, Kazuhiko FUNABASHI, Masayuki Ogura, Takuya Teranishi, Junichi Toukairin, Shota Takeuchi, Yusuke FUNABIKI
  • Publication number: 20200153281
    Abstract: An electric power supply system includes an electric power reception apparatus and an electric power supply apparatus adapted to supply electric power to the electric power reception apparatus when the electric power reception apparatus is placed on the electric power supply apparatus. The electric power supply apparatus includes a plurality of electric power supply units adapted to supply electric power by electromagnetic induction to the electric power reception apparatus. A selection unit of the electric power supply apparatus selects, from the total plurality of electric power supply units, a plurality of electric power supply units whose location corresponds to a position where the electric power reception apparatus is placed, and a control unit controls the supply of electric power such that electric power is supplied to the electric power reception apparatus from the selected plurality of electric power supply units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke Kozuma, Shinpei Nishikawa, Shinji Kimura, Yusuke Hori, Goro Mikan, Yuuki Iwasaki Tokyo, Shigetoshi Onitsuka
  • Publication number: 20200130496
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus is used in a vehicle and mounted on a vehicle member via a mount. The power transmission apparatus includes a case. The case includes a motor provided inside the case. The case includes a mount fastening portion for fastening the mount with a plurality of bolts. The mount fastening portion has a plurality of bolt tightening holes. The plurality of bolt tightening holes are provided so that the plurality of bolts are tightened into the plurality of bolt tightening holes. The bolt tightening holes have axial directions parallel to each other. A space isolated from an inside of the case is formed by a wall of the case in a region connecting two adjacent bolt tightening holes when the mount fastening portion is viewed in the axial directions of the plurality of bolt tightening holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke AIDA, Hiroaki KIYOKAMI, Kazuki IWAKURA, Yukinobu NISHIKAWA, Takafumi SAKUDA, Haruki INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200122771
    Abstract: A supplemental turning function-equipped hub unit includes: a hub unit body including a hub bearing; and a unit support member configured to be mounted through a suspension device, the unit support member supporting the hub unit body through rotation-permitting support components at two upper and lower portions of the hub unit body such that the hub unit body is rotatable about a supplemental turning axis. A supplemental turning force receiving part is provided on a side part of the hub unit body, which part is configured to receive a force that causes the hub unit body to rotate about the supplemental turning axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu OOBA, Tomomi Ishikawa, Kentaro Nishikawa, Satoshi Utsunomiya, Yusuke Ohata, Taisuke Igi, Norio Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10618596
    Abstract: A bicycle operating device comprises a base member made of a resin material. The base member includes an outer surface, a cylinder bore, and at least one recess provided on the outer surface to define a cylinder wall between the cylinder bore and the at least one recess. The cylinder wall has a cylinder-wall thickness defined between the cylinder bore and the at least one recess. The cylinder-wall thickness is equal to or larger than 1 mm and equal to or smaller than 3.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Komada, Yusuke Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200086944
    Abstract: A hydraulic operating device comprises a base member, an operating member, a piston, and a mounting member. The base member includes a cylinder bore, a first hose-attachment hole, and a second hose-attachment hole. The first hose-attachment hole is configured to be in fluid communication with the cylinder bore. The second hose-attachment hole is configured to be in fluid communication with the cylinder bore. The operating member is pivotally coupled to the base member about a pivot axis. The mounting member is configured to couple the base member to a handlebar. The mounting member includes a mount opening through which the handlebar is to extend. The first hose-attachment hole, the second hose-attachment hole, and the mount opening are provided on a reference plane perpendicular to the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke NISHIKAWA, Takuma SAKAI, Nobuyoshi FUJII, Yoshimitsu MIKI, Masahiro NAKAKURA
  • Publication number: 20200070929
    Abstract: An operating device comprises a base member, an operating member, a user operating portion, and a restriction member. The base member includes a first end portion, a second end portion, and a grip portion. The first end portion is configured to be coupled to a handlebar. The second end portion is opposite to the first end portion. The grip portion is provided between the first end portion and the second end portion. The operating member is pivotally coupled to the base member about a pivot axis. The user operating portion is configured to receive a user input and provided at the second end portion of the base member. The restriction member is at least partly provided, as viewed along the pivot axis, between the user operating portion and the first end portion of the base member to restrict unintentional access to the user operating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Hayata MIZUTANI, Yusuke NISHIKAWA, Natsuki NOMA
  • Patent number: 10559978
    Abstract: An electric power supply system includes an electric power reception apparatus and an electric power supply apparatus adapted to supply electric power to the electric power reception apparatus when the electric power reception apparatus is placed on the electric power supply apparatus. The electric power supply apparatus includes a plurality of electric power supply units adapted to supply electric power by electromagnetic induction to the electric power reception apparatus. A selection unit of the electric power supply apparatus selects, from the total plurality of electric power supply units, a plurality of electric power supply units whose location corresponds to a position where the electric power reception apparatus is placed, and a control unit controls the supply of electric power such that electric power is supplied to the electric power reception apparatus from the selected plurality of electric power supply units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Kozuma, Shinpei Nishikawa, Shinji Kimura, Yusuke Hori, Goro Mikano, Yuuki Iwasaki, Shigetoshi Onitsuka
  • Publication number: 20200024388
    Abstract: A polyester resin composition includes a copolymer of a polycarboxylic acid component and a polyol component. The polycarboxylic acid component includes terephthalic acid and/or a derivative thereof The polyol component includes ethylene glycol and/or a derivative thereof and 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and/or a derivative thereof. A content by percentage of 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and/or the derivative thereof is 27 mol % to 55 mol % based on the total amount of the polyol component. The composition has an intrinsic viscosity of 0.5 dl/g to 0.6 dl/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke ITO, Tomomitsu UENO, Hideaki TOMURA, Masahiro YAMA, Tetsuo NISHIKAWA, Toshio HONMA
  • Publication number: 20190389729
    Abstract: A graphite film has a higher degree of thermal diffusion property in one in-plane direction and a method produces the graphite film. The graphite film includes a first axial direction, which is a direction having the highest thermal diffusivity in a film surface, and a second axial direction orthogonal to the first axial direction in the film surface. A value obtained by dividing the thermal diffusivity in the first axial direction by a thermal diffusivity in the second axial direction is not less than 1.020 and not more than 1.300.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke INABA, Yusuke OHTA, Satoshi KATAYAMA, Makoto KUTSUMIZU, Yasushi NISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10501594
    Abstract: It is possible to obtain a graphite film with its shape controlled, by performing a sag controlling step of controlling temperatures of a polymer film at both widthwise ends and a temperature of the polymer film in a widthwise middle portion within a temperature range from a starting temperature of thermal decomposition of the polymer film to a sag controlling temperature of the polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Ohta, Takashi Inada, Makoto Kutsumizu, Yasushi Nishikawa, Satoshi Katayama
  • Patent number: 10494554
    Abstract: Provided is a coating film that can more reliably exhibit an excellent water repellency and an excellent oil repellency. This water- and oil-repellent coating film is a coating film formed on a surface of a material in order to impart water repellency and oil repellency, wherein (1) the coating film contains a metal oxide-containing composite particle; (2) the composite particle contains a) a metal oxide particle and b) a covering layer that contains a polyfluoroalkyl methacrylate resin and is formed on the surface of the metal oxide particle; and (3) a value obtained by dividing the fluorine content (weight %) of the composite particle by a surface area (m2/g) of the metal oxide particle is 0.025 to 0.180.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: TOYO ALUMINIUM KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NIPPON AEROSIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Tomonobu Sekiguchi, Hiroyuki Nishikawa, Hiroshi Oe, Yuya Terasawa, Masahiko Kamada, Toshio Morii, Yusuke Tosaki, Yukiya Yamashita