Patents by Inventor Akihiro Morimoto

Akihiro Morimoto 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: 20240171029
    Abstract: A rotary electric machine includes a bus bar holder provided on one side of a stator in an axial direction, and a plurality of bus bar terminals that electrically connect the stator and a control unit. A lead wire is drawn out to a bus bar terminal side in an axial direction from a lead-out portion located on the bus bar terminal side among a plurality of windings provided all around a circumferential direction of the stator and between a plurality of adjacent windings. The bus bar terminal includes a winding side terminal portion having at least one connection part and a board side terminal portion connected to a board. The bus bar terminals are gathered in a part in the circumferential direction. The lead wire is wired so as to extend from one of the lead-out portions scattered all around the circumferential direction to one of the connection parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: TAMON YAMADA, JUN MORIMOTO, TSUYOSHI TASHIMA, TOMOHIRO AOYAMA, TAKESHI WAKANA, AKIHIRO UTSUMI
  • Patent number: 11643069
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to assist parking at a predetermined position by generating a path to the predetermined position and changing, based on the path, at least a vehicle wheel angle of a steered wheel. The vehicle includes: at least one steered wheel; at least one driven wheel; a power unit configured to provide a driving force to the driven wheel; and an operation device configured to receive at least an operation of changing power of the power unit. Before the predetermined position on the path, the vehicle wheel angle of the steered wheel is changed based on the path. If the vehicle travels beyond the predetermined position of the path, the vehicle wheel angle of the steered wheel is changed to allow the vehicle to advance in a tangential direction of the predetermined position of the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Hamai, Akihiro Morimoto, Manabu Nakakita
  • Patent number: 11321971
    Abstract: When a gearshift of a vehicle is in drive, a video image of a movement state of the vehicle moving forward depending on the rotation of the wheels detected by a wheel rotation sensor is displayed on a monitor. Thereafter, when the gearshift is in neutral, a video image of a movement state of the vehicle moving forward depending on the rotation of the wheels is displayed on the monitor. When the gearshift is in rear where the vehicle moves in a second direction opposite to a first direction, a video image of a movement state of the vehicle moving in the second direction depending on the rotation of the wheels is displayed on the monitor. Thereafter, when the gearshift is in neutral, a video image of a movement state of the vehicle moving in the second direction depending on the rotation of the wheels is displayed on the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Morimoto, Takanobu Ito, Manabu Nakakita, Yuya Hamai
  • Publication number: 20200406888
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to assist parking at a predetermined position by generating a path to the predetermined position and changing, based on the path, at least a vehicle wheel angle of a steered wheel. The vehicle includes: at least one steered wheel; at least one driven wheel; a power unit configured to provide a driving force to the driven wheel; and an operation device configured to receive at least an operation of changing power of the power unit. Before the predetermined position on the path, the vehicle wheel angle of the steered wheel is changed based on the path. If the vehicle travels beyond the predetermined position of the path, the vehicle wheel angle of the steered wheel is changed to allow the vehicle to advance in a tangential direction of the predetermined position of the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya HAMAI, Akihiro MORIMOTO, Manabu NAKAKITA
  • Publication number: 20200312054
    Abstract: When a gearshift of a vehicle is in drive, a video image of a movement state of the vehicle moving forward depending on the rotation of the wheels detected by a wheel rotation sensor is displayed on a monitor. Thereafter, when the gearshift is in neutral, a video image of a movement state of the vehicle moving forward depending on the rotation of the wheels is displayed on the monitor. When the gearshift is in rear where the vehicle moves in a second direction opposite to a first direction, a video image of a movement state of the vehicle moving in the second direction depending on the rotation of the wheels is displayed on the monitor. Thereafter, when the gearshift is in neutral, a video image of a movement state of the vehicle moving in the second direction depending on the rotation of the wheels is displayed on the monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro MORIMOTO, Takanobu ITO, Manabu NAKAKITA, Yuya HAMAI
  • Patent number: 9579978
    Abstract: The present invention is an in-vehicle charger for detecting ground faults originating in sections in which alternating current is flowing. This device is an in-vehicle charger (100) for charging a vehicle-mounted battery, wherein the device is provided with: a bridge rectifier (14) for converting alternating current supplied from a power source to direct current; a ground fault detecting circuit (21) for outputting a test voltage when a test current flows in a circuit in the in-vehicle charger (100) and, based on changes in the test current in response to the presence or absence of a ground fault resistor, for detecting a ground fault in the circuit of the in-vehicle charger (100); and a controller (23) for controlling the ground fault sensing circuit (21) so as to output a test voltage exceeding the forward voltage of a diode provided by the bridge rectifier (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nishio, Osamu Ohashi, Noriaki Asaoka, Akihiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9482452
    Abstract: A thermoelectric module includes an insulating substrate, plural electrodes formed on a component side of the insulating substrate, plural peltier elements each mounted on and electrically connected to the electrodes, and a mark for image recognition formed at least one of the electrodes, the mark for image recognition having lightness and/or saturation which is different from lightness and/or saturation of the electrode on an image. An entire of the electrode is usable as an electrical conduction path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9155209
    Abstract: A flex-rigid printed wiring board is provided which can retain flexibility of a flexible portion while increasing durability of the flexible portion against folding, and can ensure conduction in a rigid portion, and a method of manufacturing the printed wiring board. The flex-rigid printed wiring board includes a conductor layer provided on at least one face of a base film, one region of the wiring board containing the base film being a rigid region, an another region containing the base film being a flexible region. The average thickness “tf” of the conductor layer on the base film formed in the flexible region and the average thickness “tR” of the conductor layer on the base film formed in the rigid region satisfy the relationship of tf<tR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignees: DAISHO DENSHI CO., LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Akihiro Sato, Masahiro Sasaki, Tadahiro Ohmi, Akihiro Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20150127201
    Abstract: The present invention is an in-vehicle charger for detecting ground faults originating in sections in which alternating current is flowing. This device is an in-vehicle charger (100) for charging a vehicle-mounted battery, wherein the device is provided with: a bridge rectifier (14) for converting alternating current supplied from a power source to direct current; a ground fault detecting circuit (21) for outputting a test voltage when a test current flows in a circuit in the in-vehicle charger (100) and, based on changes in the test current in response to the presence or absence of a ground fault resistor, for detecting a ground fault in the circuit of the in-vehicle charger (100); and a controller (23) for controlling the ground fault sensing circuit (21) so as to output a test voltage exceeding the forward voltage of a diode provided by the bridge rectifier (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nishio, Osamu Ohashi, Noriaki Asaoka, Akihiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8816183
    Abstract: A thermoelectric module includes a first insulated substrate having a first opposing surface, a second insulated substrate having a second opposing surface, the second opposing surface faces the first opposing surface, a plurality of electrodes formed on the first and second opposing surfaces, a plurality of thermoelectric transducers provided between the first insulated substrate and the second insulated substrate, the plurality of thermoelectric transducers electrically connected with one another in series and/or in parallel via each electrode, and a conducting circuit electrically connecting the plurality of electrodes with an external power source, wherein the first insulated substrate includes a substrate body having the first opposing surface and a projecting portion being formed continuously from the substrate body and extending in a direction that intersects the substrate body, and the projecting portion includes a fixing surface extending in the direction that intersects the substrate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20140075961
    Abstract: A thermoelectric module includes an insulating substrate, plural electrodes formed on a component side of the insulating substrate, plural pettier elements each mounted on and electrically connected to the electrodes, and a mark for image recognition formed at least one of the electrodes, the mark for image recognition having lightness and/or saturation which is different from lightness and/or saturation of the electrode on an image. An entire of the electrode is usable as an electrical conduction path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130307404
    Abstract: With respect to a vacuum tube having a reduced pressure vessel containing an electric discharge gas sealed therein, problems such as the lowering of discharge efficiency owing to an organic material, moisture or oxygen remaining in the reduced pressure vessel have taken place conventionally. It has been now found that the selection of the number of water molecules, the number of molecules of an organic gas and the number of oxygen molecules remaining in the reduced pressure vessel, in a relation with the number of molecules of a gas contributing the electric discharge allows the reduction of the adverse effect by the above-mentioned remaining gas. Specifically, the selection of the number of molecules of the above electric discharge gas being about ten times that of the above-mentioned remaining gas or more can reduce the adverse effect by the above-mentioned remaining gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Foundation for Advancement of International Science
    Inventors: Tadahiro OHMI, Akihiro MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8502450
    Abstract: With respect to a vacuum tube having a reduced pressure vessel containing an electric discharge gas sealed therein, problems such as the lowering of discharge efficiency owing to an organic material, moisture or oxygen remaining in the reduced pressure vessel have taken place conventionally. It has been now found that the selection of the number of water molecules, the number of molecules of an organic gas and the number of oxygen molecules remaining in the reduced pressure vessel, in a relation with the number of molecules of a gas contributing the electric discharge allows the reduction of the adverse effect by the above-mentioned remaining gas. Specifically, the selection of the number of molecules of the above electric discharge gas being about ten times that of the above-mentioned remaining gas or more can reduce the adverse effect by the above-mentioned remaining gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Foundation for Advancement of International Science
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohmi, Akihiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8469046
    Abstract: The method for parallel operation of moisture generating reactors according to the present invention operates so that an orifice, provided with an orifice hole having a predetermined opening diameter, is disposed on a mixed-gas inlet side of each of a plurality of moisture generating reactors connected in parallel with each other, and mixed gas G consisting of hydrogen and oxygen is supplied from a mixer to each of the moisture generating reactors through each orifice, and the flows of moisture generated by the moisture generating reactors are combined, and the resulting combined moisture is supplied to an apparatus that uses high-purity water. Thus, a need to increase the amount of high-purity water supply is met by allowing a plurality of moisture generating reactors to perform a parallel water generating operation by branching off a mixed gas consisting of H2 and O2 by using a simple orifice construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Yukio Minami, Keiji Hirao, Masaharu Taguchi, Toshiro Nariai, Koji Kawada, Akihiro Morimoto, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8455969
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate having a first electronic circuit and a second electronic circuit formed on an active surface, a pad electrode formed on the active surface by being connected to the first electronic circuit and/or the second electronic circuit, a first opening formed to some point along a depth of the semiconductor substrate toward the pad electrode from a surface opposite to the active surface of the semiconductor substrate, a second opening formed so as to reach the pad electrode from a bottom surface of the first opening, an insulating layer formed by covering sidewall surfaces of the first opening and the second opening, a conductive layer formed by covering at least an inner wall surface of the insulating layer and a bottom surface of the second opening, a third opening formed to some point along the depth of the semiconductor substrate from the surface opposite to the active surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a heat insulator imbedded in the third openi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nabe, Masaki Hatano, Hiroshi Asami, Akihiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8389867
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing a semiconductor element built-in type multilayered circuit board in which a semiconductor element is closely joined to a recess of an insulating substrate to effectively disperse heat generated from the semiconductor element through the insulating substrate at a working temperature region of the semiconductor element circuit board, to surely conduct an electrical connection of an electronic part such as semiconductor element or the like in a short wiring and to enable the high density mounting of semiconductor elements, miniaturization and increase of working speed, there is proposed a semiconductor element built-in type multilayered circuit board formed by laminating a plurality of semiconductor element built-in type boards each comprising an insulating substrate and a semiconductor element accommodated in a recess formed therein, characterized in that a difference between a linear expansion coefficient of the insulating substrate and a linear expansion coefficient of the semicon
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: Ibiden Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Tohoku University
    Inventors: Ryo Enomoto, Tadahiro Ohmi, Akihiro Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20120261802
    Abstract: As a substrate for a semiconductor device, a metal substrate is used, and the metal substrate is composed of a metal base body made of a first metal and a connecting metal layer made of a second metal for covering the metal base body. The substrate has a structure wherein a diffusion preventing layer for preventing diffusion of the first metal is provided on the connecting metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Tadahiro OHMI, Akihiro MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120211465
    Abstract: A flex-rigid printed wiring board is provided which can retain flexibility of a flexible portion while increasing durability of the flexible portion against folding, and can ensure conduction in a rigid portion, and a method of manufacturing the printed wiring board. The flex-rigid printed wiring board includes a conductor layer provided on at least one face of a base film, one region of the wiring board containing the base film being a rigid region, an another region containing the base film being a flexible region. The average thickness “tf” of the conductor layer on the base film formed in the flexible region and the average thickness “tR” of the conductor layer on the base film formed in the rigid region satisfy the relationship of tf<tR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicants: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, DAISHO DENSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro SATO, Masahiro SASAKI, Tadahiro OHMI, Akihiro MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120205817
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including a component substrate of a semiconductor device; electrode pads provided on one surface of the component substrate; a support plate material reinforcing the component substrate; via holes made in the support plate material; a conducting material filled in the via holes; and a joining member interposed between the electrode pads and the conducting material and joining the component substrate and the support plate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Asami, Masaki Hatano, Akihiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8227912
    Abstract: As a substrate for a semiconductor device, a metal substrate is used, and the metal substrate is composed of a metal base body made of a first metal and a connecting metal layer made of a second metal for covering the metal base body. The substrate has a structure wherein a diffusion preventing layer for preventing diffusion of the first metal is provided on the connecting metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Foundation for Advancement of International Science
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohmi, Akihiro Morimoto