Patents by Inventor Akihiro Sugiura

Akihiro Sugiura 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: 10839182
    Abstract: An information reader includes a reader main unit and a case. The case houses therein an inner pad serving as an electrostatic capacity type of switch used by an operator to enable an information reading unit to read information. The inner pad is assembled within the case to be directed toward a touch detection region of the case. A switch unit, which is separated from the reader main unit, is provided with a touch electrode pad to which electrical charge is applied in response to an operator's touch operation, a wiring line one of whose both ends is electrically connected to the touch electrode pad, and a transmission pad to which the other end is electrically connected. The transmission pad is assembled with the case on the outer surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Akihiro Sugiura, Masaaki Kuriyama, Koji Konosu, Hiroshi Hishida, Hidenori Ishii, Yoshihiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20200298829
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes a controller that selects an electric vehicle (EV) mode where an output clutch is disengaged and a wheel is driven by a motor, or a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) mode where the output clutch is engaged and the wheel is driven by an engine and the motor. The controller engages the output clutch during the EV mode to adjust a gear ratio of a continuously variable transmission, and switches, in accordance with a battery state, an adjustment mode for the gear ratio, during the EV mode, between a first adjustment mode that allows the gear ratio to be adjusted in accordance with a vehicle speed, and a second adjustment mode that allows the gear ratio to be adjusted to and kept at a reference gear ratio smaller than a lowest speed gear ratio regardless of the vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tomoaki SUGIURA, Akihiro NABESHIMA, Takuya MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200298828
    Abstract: A driving system includes an engine, a motor generator, an output unit, a power transmission mechanism, and a controller. The output unit outputs at least one of an engine driving force generated by the engine or a motor driving force generated by the motor generator. The power transmission mechanism selects a first drive mode in which both of the engine driving force and the motor driving force are transmitted to the output unit, and a second drive mode in which only the engine driving force is transmitted to the output unit. The controller controls the power transmission mechanism to select the first drive mode when a first fuel consumption rate of the engine in the first drive mode is or is estimated to be lower than a second fuel consumption rate of the engine in the second drive mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiro NABESHIMA, Tomoaki SUGIURA, Satoshi INOUE, Takuya MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200298830
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus for a vehicle provided with an engine, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coupled to an output shaft of the engine, a motor coupled to a wheel, and an output clutch that transmits power from an output shaft of the CVT and the motor to the wheel includes a controller that is able to switch and execute either of an EV mode that allows, upon disengagement of the output clutch, power outputted from the motor to drive the wheel, and an HEV mode that allows, upon engagement of the output clutch, power outputted from the engine and the motor to drive the wheel, and that, in an adjustment of a gear ratio of the CVT during the EV mode, engages the output clutch and adjusts the gear ratio of the CVT, and thereafter disengages the output clutch before the gear ratio reaches a target gear ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tomoaki SUGIURA, Akihiro NABESHIMA, Takuya MACHIDA
  • Publication number: 20190249358
    Abstract: A sizing agent for carbon fiber includes component (A), component (B), and component (C), in which the component (A) is at least one selected from the group consisting of component (A-1), component (A-2), and component (A-3); the component (A-1) is a urethane compound having a structure of Formula (1-1) in the molecule, the component (A-2) is an ester compound having a structure represented by Formula (1-2) in the molecule, the component (A-3) is an amide compound having a structure of Formula (1-3) in the molecule; the component (B) is an epoxy compound selected from the group consisting of an epoxy compound represented by Formula (2), an epoxy compound represented by Formula (3), and an epoxy compound represented by Formula (4); and the component (C) is a bisphenol type epoxy compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji KANETA, Takaaki SUZUKI, Kouki WAKABAYASHI, Akihiro ITO, Naoki SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20190213363
    Abstract: An information reader includes a reader main unit and a case. The case houses therein an inner pad serving as an electrostatic capacity type of switch used by an operator to enable an information reading unit to read information. The inner pad is assembled within the case to be directed toward a touch detection region of the case. A switch unit, which is separated from the reader main unit, is provided with a touch electrode pad to which electrical charge is applied in response to an operator's touch operation, a wiring line one of whose both ends is electrically connected to the touch electrode pad, and a transmission pad to which the other end is electrically connected. The transmission pad is assembled with the case on the outer surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Akihiro SUGIURA, Masaaki KURIYAMA, Koji KONOSU, Hiroshi HISHIDA, Hidenori ISHII, Yoshihiro YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20060289649
    Abstract: The communication apparatus capable of performing communication with at least one data carrier by means of electromagnetic waves includes a transmitting part configured to change a transmission power level of electromagnetic waves being transmitted from the communication apparatus depending on a level of a control signal supplied, and a control part producing the control signal. The control part is configured to gradually change the level of the control signal being supplied to the transmitting part when the transmission power level of the electromagnetic waves is needed to be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Akihiro Sugiura, Hiroshi Hishida, Tatsuya Hirata
  • Patent number: 6840447
    Abstract: An IC card reader is provided for reading data stored in an IC card with radio communication and inputting the data into, for example, a personal computer. The IC card reader includes a card holder and a fastening mechanism which attaches the card holder to a data reading table detachably. This structure provides for ease of usage of the card reader to a user in two selectable modes. In the first mode, the stored data may be inputted into the computer only by passing the IC card over the data reading table instantaneously. In the second mode, the user may insert the IC card into the card holder fitted on the data reading table to transmit data to the compute through radio communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Denso Wave Incorporated
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hirata, Masahiro Takiguchi, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Masahiro Sugiura, Akihiro Sugiura, Toshio Isobe
  • Publication number: 20030010828
    Abstract: An IC card reader is provided for reading data stored in an IC card with radio communication and inputting the data into, for example, a personal computer. The IC card reader includes a card holder and a fastening mechanism which attaches the card holder to a data reading table detachably. This structure provides for ease of usage of the card reader to a user in two selectable modes. In the first mode, the stored data may be inputted into the computer only by passing the IC card over the data reading table instantaneously. In the second mode, the user may insert the IC card into the card holder fitted on the data reading table to transmit data to the compute through radio communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hirata, Masahiro Takiguchi, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Masahiro Sugiura, Akihiro Sugiura, Toshio Isobe
  • Patent number: 6186490
    Abstract: To provide a bill dispensing device capable of handling bills widely differing from each other in paper quality and creases with high reliability and of handling all the bills of widely different lengths with respect to a delivery direction. A bill dispensing device comprises a bill container for containing sheets, rotating feed rollers for feeding bills to the next device, respectively having highly frictional parts (rubber members) in their circumferences, and nonrotatable gate rollers disposed opposite to the feed rollers and respectively having highly frictional parts in their circumferences. Pickup rollers respectively having highly frictional parts in their circumferences are disposed coaxially with the feed rollers and not opposite to the gate rollers so as to rotate together with the feed rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Sugiura, Shinji Shibata, Riichi Kato, Kunihiro Matsuura