Patents by Inventor Akihiro Ito

Akihiro Ito 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: 11158460
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component of the present invention includes: a ceramic element body; a terminal electrode formed on from an end surface to a side surface of the ceramic element body; and a lead terminal joined to the terminal electrode by a solder. A fillet of the solder is formed between the terminal electrode of a side surface at the ceramic element body and the lead terminal, and a coating layer is formed on a surface of the lead terminal that is in contact with the solder. The coating layer is formed of a metal component having a contact angle with the solder smaller than that of the lead terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Masuda, Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito
  • Patent number: 11140781
    Abstract: An electronic device includes chip components, a terminal connection body, conductive terminals, and a support member. Each of the chip components has a pair of end surfaces on which terminal electrodes are formed. The terminal connection body connects the terminal electrodes on one side of the chip components arranged next to each other in a parallel direction to the end surfaces. Each of the conductive terminals includes a connection part and a mount part. The connection part is connected with the terminal electrode of either of the chip components located on both ends of the chip components connected in series via the terminal connection body. The mount part faces the connection part and is connected with a mount board. The support member is disposed between the connection parts and the mount parts. The chip components are arranged so that the end surfaces face the mount board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Yazawa, Norihisa Ando, Shinya Ito, Akihiro Masuda
  • Publication number: 20210303000
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present disclosure includes a control unit configured to execute accepting a movement request for moving a target body unit from a prescribed place to a prescribed movement destination, acquiring specification information regarding the target body unit, selecting, out of chassis units in a free state, the chassis unit adapted to the specification information as a mobile chassis unit, and transmitting to the mobile chassis unit a movement command for moving the target body unit from the prescribed place to the prescribed movement destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshinari OGAWA, Kohta TARAO, Shinya KIJIMA, Osamu FUKAWATASE, Koji YASUI, Toshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Hitomi NAKATANI, Kuniaki JINNAI, Nobuki HAYASHI, Masahiro NAGANO, Akihiro ITO
  • Publication number: 20210261163
    Abstract: An information processing device for managing a vehicle including a toilet unit, a tank unit connected to the toilet unit for storing waste that flows from the toilet unit, and a traveling unit capable of moving the toilet unit and the tank unit. The information processing device performs control for disconnecting the traveling unit from the toilet unit and the tank unit when installing a toilet. The information processing device includes a control unit configured to acquire a storage amount of waste in the tank unit and to generate commands to the traveling unit to cause the traveling unit to replace the tank unit when the storage amount of waste becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Daiki Kubo, Yosuke Nozaki, Tsukasa Nakanishi, Hironori Aoyama, Seiji Yogo, Tae Sugimura, Yasuhiro Kobatake, Shinya Kijima, Osamu Fukawatase, Koji Yasui, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Hitomi Nakatani, Toshinari Ogawa, Kohta Tarao, Kuniaki Jinnai, Sayaka Ninoyu, Takeshi Yamada, Nobuki Hayashi, Masahiro Nagano, Ryo Sato, Akihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20210233116
    Abstract: The information processing device includes a controller that executes acquiring at least one of first information related to advertisement activity from a second unit that is usable as a vehicle cabin of a vehicle and is disposed separately from a first unit having a drive unit of the vehicle, the second unit being provided for the advertisement activity, and second information related to a movement of a person within a first predetermined range from a place where the second unit is disposed, and instructing the first unit to move the second unit to a movement destination decided based on at least one of the acquired first information and the acquired second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshinari OGAWA, Kohta TARAO, Shinya KIJIMA, Osamu FUKAWATASE, Koji YASUI, Toshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Hitomi NAKATANI, Kuniaki JINNAI, Nobuki HAYASHI, Masahiro NAGANO, Akihiro ITO
  • Publication number: 20210188041
    Abstract: A control device includes a controller that executes determining a connection between a first unit that has a boarding space which allows a user to board and is provided with a predetermined facility and that is provided with a first path through which a fluid used in the predetermined facility passes and a second unit that is configured to be separated from and connected to the first unit and that has a drive device of a vehicle that is formed by being connected to the first unit, and supplying the fluid in the first path to a second unit side to absorb heat generated from the drive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshinari OGAWA, Kohta TARAO, Shinya KIJIMA, Osamu FUKAWATASE, Koji YASUI, Toshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Hitomi NAKATANI, Kuniaki JINNAI, Nobuki HAYASHI, Masahiro NAGANO, Akihiro ITO
  • Publication number: 20210163083
    Abstract: A facility provides an infrastructure service to a vehicle including a first unit that includes a driving wheel and a second unit that has a vehicle cabin space and is separable from the first unit. The facility includes a connection unit that connects to the second unit and a provision unit that provides the infrastructure service to the second unit when the connection unit is connected to the second unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshinari OGAWA, Kohta TARAO, Shinya KIJIMA, Osamu FUKAWATASE, Koji YASUI, Toshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Hitomi NAKATANI, Kuniaki JINNAI, Nobuki HAYASHI, Masahiro NAGANO, Akihiro ITO
  • Publication number: 20210155427
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus is disclosed. This sheet feeding apparatus includes: a feeding roller configured to feed sheets; a conveying roller configured to convey the sheets fed by the feeding roller; a separation roller configured to form a nip portion by being pressed on the conveying roller, and to separate one by one the sheets at the nip portion, the sheets being conveyed by the conveying roller; a guide configured to guide the sheets fed by the feeding roller to the nip portion; and a holder configured to hold the separation roller and the guide, and to be detachably attachable to the sheet feeding apparatus. The guide adheres to the holder and the separation roller is replaceable on the holder that has been removed from the sheet feeding apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventor: Akihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20210148621
    Abstract: A cooling system includes: a first cooling apparatus electrically driven to supply a first heat transfer medium cooled to a first set temperature or lower; a plurality of second cooling apparatuses each of which includes a heat exchanger that exchanges heat between the first heat transfer medium supplied from the first cooling apparatus and a second heat transfer medium, and is electrically driven to supply a third heat transfer medium cooled to a second set temperature or lower, the second set temperature being changed individually with lapse of time; and a processor that obtains second set temperatures of the second cooling apparatuses and sets the first set temperature based on the obtained second set temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: CKD CORPORATION, EBARA CORPORATION, EBARA REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Ito, Norio Kokubo, Masayuki Kouketsu, Isahiro Hasegawa, Toshiharu Nakazawa, Keisuke Takanashi, Yukihiro Fukusumi
  • Publication number: 20210148630
    Abstract: A temperature control system is used for controlling a temperature of a control target to a target temperature that changes with lapse of time. The system includes: a first adjustment apparatus that includes a first tank that stores a first heat transfer medium, adjusts the temperature of the first heat transfer medium to a first set temperature, and supplies the temperature-adjusted first heat transfer medium; a first circulation circuit through which the first heat transfer medium flows from the first adjustment apparatus to a first flow-through path and returns to the first adjustment apparatus; an adjustment section that adjusts an amount of heat supplied from the first flow-through path to the control target; a memory that stores a relation between the lapse of time and the target temperature; and a controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicants: CKD CORPORATION, EBARA CORPORATION, EBARA REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Ito, Norio Kokubo, Masayuki Kouketsu, Isahiro Hasegawa, Toshiharu Nakazawa, Keisuke Takanashi, Yukihiro Fukusumi
  • Publication number: 20210140719
    Abstract: A temperature control system is used for controlling a temperature of a control target. The system includes: a first circulation circuit through which a first heat transfer medium circulates; a second circulation circuit that is independent of the first circulation circuit and through which a second heat transfer medium circulates; and a third circulation circuit that is independent of the first circulation circuit and the second circulation circuit and through which a third heat transfer medium circulates. The third heat transfer medium has a usable temperature range wider than usable temperature ranges of the first heat transfer medium and the second heat transfer medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicants: CKD CORPORATION, EBARA CORPORATION, EBARA REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Ito, Norio Kokubo, Masayuki Kouketsu, Isahiro Hasegawa, Toshiharu Nakazawa, Keisuke Takanashi, Yukihiro Fukusumi
  • Publication number: 20210140688
    Abstract: A temperature control system is used for controlling a temperature of a control target. The system includes: a first circulation circuit through which a first heat transfer medium circulates; a second circulation circuit that is independent of the first circulation circuit and through which a second heat transfer medium circulates; and a third circulation circuit that is independent of the first circulation circuit and the second circulation circuit and through which a third heat transfer medium circulates. The third heat transfer medium has a usable temperature range wider than usable temperature ranges of the first heat transfer medium and the second heat transfer medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicants: CKD CORPORATION, EBARA CORPORATION, EBARA REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Ito, Norio Kokubo, Masayuki Kouketsu, Isahiro Hasegawa, Toshiharu Nakazawa, Keisuke Takanashi, Yukihiro Fukusumi
  • Publication number: 20210124314
    Abstract: A servo control device to execute an operation in a discrete time system may include a velocity feedback path having a difference means calculating a pseudo-velocity from a detected position and a lowpass filter, and a PI control means executing a proportional integration control operation on a deviation between the pseudo-velocity and the position deviation to create a drive command for the driver. The velocity feedback path includes a first gain means applying a first gain to the pseudo-velocity, a delay means delaying the pseudo-velocity, and a second gain means applying a second gain to the delayed pseudo-velocity. A sum of an output of the first gain means and the second gain means is inputted to the lowpass filter, and “Fa(z)=1/(1?z?1Fb(z))” is satisfied where a transfer function of the PI control means is Fa(z), and a transfer function of the lowpass filter is Fb(z).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventor: Akihiro ITO
  • Publication number: 20210108737
    Abstract: A flow path switching valve includes (a) a valve body in a shape of a rectangular parallelepiped having a predetermined surface and an opposite surface, the valve body including an open flow passage having an opening on the predetermined surface, (b) a main body including a plurality of ports having a respective opening on a facing surface thereof facing the predetermined surface, and a plurality of connection flow passages each connected to respective one of the plurality of ports, (c) a pair of plate springs attached to opposite ends of the valve body to support the valve body with a predetermined gap formed between the predetermined surface and the facing surface, the plate springs applying elastic force to the valve body in accordance with an amount of movement of the valve body in a predetermined direction, and (d) an actuator for reciprocating the valve body in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Akihiro ITO, Masayuki KOUKETSU, Keiichi NISHIKAWA, Yasuhisa HIROSE, Takahiro MINATANI
  • Patent number: 10915072
    Abstract: A servo control device to execute an operation in a discrete time system may include a velocity feedback path having a difference means calculating a pseudo-velocity from a detected position and a lowpass filter, and a PI control means executing a proportional integration control operation on a deviation between the pseudo-velocity and the position deviation to create a drive command for the driver. The velocity feedback path includes a first gain means applying a first gain to the pseudo-velocity, a delay means delaying the pseudo-velocity, and a second gain means applying a second gain to the delayed pseudo-velocity. A sum of an output of the first gain means and the second gain means is inputted to the lowpass filter, and “Fa(z)=1/(1?z?1Fb(z))” is satisfied where a transfer function of the PI control means is Fa(z), and a transfer function of the lowpass filter is Fb(z).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10907748
    Abstract: The flow path switching valve includes (a) a valve body having an open flow path which opens on a predetermined surface over a predetermined length in a predetermined direction, (b) a main body having a plurality of ports which open on a facing surface facing the predetermined surface at an interval shorter than the predetermined length in the predetermined direction, and a plurality of connection flow paths connected to the plurality of ports, (c) plate springs attached on both ends of the valve body in the predetermined direction so as to support the valve body such that a predetermined gap is formed between the predetermined surface and the facing surface, the plate springs applying elastic force onto the valve body according to a movement amount of the valve body in the predetermined direction, and (d) an actuator which drives the valve body back and forth in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CKD Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Ito, Masayuki Kouketsu, Keiichi Nishikawa, Yasuhisa Hirose, Takahiro Minatani
  • Patent number: 10906766
    Abstract: A sheet discharging apparatus includes a discharge portion discharging a sheet in a discharge direction; a sheet supporting portion including a support surface which supports a lower surface of the sheet discharged from the discharge portion; and a conductive portion which is electrically conductive and connected to a ground potential. The conductive portion is provided at the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10876781
    Abstract: A switch mechanism may include a lever holding part which is provided in a case, a turnable lever provided with a shaft part turnably supported by the lever holding part and a first arm part and a second arm part protruded from the shaft part, an urging member structured to urge the turnable lever, and a switch whose state is switched by displacement of the turnable lever. The turnable lever is attached to the lever holding part in a state that the urging member is engaged between the first arm part and the second arm part, and the urging member is movable between an engaging position, where the urging member is engaged between the first arm part and the second arm part, and an engaging release position, where the urging member is engaged with the second arm part and is disengaged from the first arm part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiko Yazawa, Satoru Yokoe, Akihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20200377662
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an epoxy group-containing polyorganosiloxane, a curable resin composition and a cured product which are excellent in curability, surface nature of a coating film, adhesiveness, and impact resistance. The epoxy group-containing polyorganosiloxane of the present invention contains an M unit (R1R2R3SiO1/2), a D unit (R4R5O2/2), and a Q unit (SiO4/2), wherein a content of a T unit (R6SiO3/2) with respect to total silicon is 80 mol % or less. The curable resin composition of the present invention contains the epoxy group-containing polyorganosiloxane (A) and a curing agent (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Akifumi TOBE, Mutsumi YAMAZAKI, Akihiro ITO, Takumi WATANABE, Noriaki TERADA
  • Patent number: 10832853
    Abstract: A coil sheet includes a conductor layer, a thermally resistant organic insulating layer, a thermosetting adhesive layer in a B-stage state, and a base layer, such that the conductor layer and the insulating layer are bonded to the base layer with the adhesive layer. A coil is formed of a laminate sheet including a conductor layer, an insulating layer, and an adhesive layer of the coil sheet which are released from the base layer thereof, wherein the laminate sheet is wound around a specific axis a plurality of times, and the adhesive layer is thermally cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CKD Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Ito, Masayuki Kouketsu, Hideki Goda, Takashi Tasaki, Kazuhiro Izumoto