Akihiro Suzuki 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).
Abstract: This automated travel system for spraying work has a target path generation unit for generating a target path for a spraying work. A work vehicle is provided with left and right liquid spraying units which have spraying patterns including: a four-direction spraying pattern in which each of the left and right liquid spraying units sprays a liquid to both the left and right directions; and a direction-restricted spraying pattern in which the number of spraying directions of the left and right liquid spraying units is restricted to 3 or less. The target path generation unit generates the target path P in a path setting to incorporate a four-direction spraying path for which the four-direction spraying pattern is set as a spraying pattern and direction-restricted spraying paths for which the direction-restricted spraying pattern is set as a spraying pattern.
Abstract: This automated driving system for a work vehicle is provided with: an inertia measuring device that obtains tilt information of a work vehicle; and an automated driving control unit that causes the work vehicle to automatically travel along a target path. The work vehicle is provided with a work device that carries out a predetermined work with respect to a part to be worked on that is positioned away from the ground. The automated driving control unit calculates an offset amount on the basis of height information of a work center of the work device and the tilt information, and controls the location of the work vehicle with respect to the target path on the basis of the offset amount.
Abstract: A maintenance management method is capable of reducing a burden on work takeover, and is a maintenance management method related to maintenance management of a production facility related to gas or oil. In the maintenance management method, a computer acquires producer information regarding a producer that owns or manages the production facility, production facility information regarding the production facility, an inspection record in a case where inspection is performed on the production facility, and maintainer candidate information regarding a maintainer candidate that performs maintenance on the production facility. Further, the computer determines whether or not maintenance for the production facility is necessary on the basis of the inspection record, and performs control to communicate information regarding maintenance for the production facility to at least one of the producer and the maintainer candidate, when determining that maintenance is necessary.
Abstract: An inspection data management system includes a terminal device and a management device that is communicable with the terminal device and is managed by a third party other than an inspector who performs a gas inspection of a gas production facility and a manager of the gas production facility. The terminal device includes an image data acquisition unit that acquires image data obtained by imaging of the gas production facility and an inspection data generation and transmission unit that generates inspection data related to the gas inspection for the gas production facility based on the image data acquired by the image data acquisition unit and transmits the generated inspection data to the management device. The management device includes an inspection data reception unit that receives the inspection data transmitted from the inspection data generation and transmission unit and an inspection data storage unit that stores the inspection data received by the inspection data reception unit.
Abstract: An object detection device is configured to be mounted to an own vehicle to detect an object present around the own vehicle. The object detection device includes a coordinate acquisition section and an object recognition section. The coordinate acquisition section acquires position coordinates of a detection point corresponding to the object on the basis of a plurality of images captured at different positions along with movement of the own vehicle by one imaging section mounted to the own vehicle. The object recognition section recognizes the object without using position coordinates of a movement point that is a detection point corresponding to a moving object but using position coordinates of a stop point that is a detection point different from the movement point.
Abstract: A controller performs a rotation angle deriving process that derives a value of the rotation angle of a crankshaft by each specified angle that is smaller than a predetermined angle by performing a Hilbert process on a detection signal from a crankshaft sensor, an angular velocity deriving process that derives an angular velocity of the crankshaft as an engine angular velocity from the value of the rotation angle of the crankshaft by each specified angle, an inertia torque calculation process that calculates an engine inertia torque from the engine angular velocity, a resonance effect torque calculation process that calculates a resonance effect torque, and an engine torque calculation process that calculates a sum of the resonance effect torque and the engine inertia torque as an engine torque that is an output torque of the engine.
Abstract: In a hydraulic excavator including a main controller that can execute area restriction control, the main controller is configured to calculate an operation velocity Vfx of a front work device in a machine body coordinate system and a movement velocity (dragging velocity) Vu of a machine body in a gravity coordinate system and correct a direction of a calculated target velocity vector Vt upward away from a construction target surface when generation of dragging is detected during execution of the area restriction control based on the calculated operation velocity Vfx of the front work device 2 and the calculated movement velocity Vu of the machine body.
Abstract: A control system includes a first control device and a second control device. The second control device transmits, to the first control device, a resonance influence torque or a first motor rotation angle speed, and information acquisition timing, which is an acquisition timing of the first motor rotation angle speed. The first control device calculates an engine inertia torque based on an engine rotation angle speed. The first control device selects the resonance influence torque based on the first motor rotation angle speed acquired at a predetermined derivation timing, based on the received information acquisition timing, and derives, as an engine torque, a sum of the resonance influence torque and the engine inertia torque, calculated based on the engine rotation angle speed derived at the predetermined derivation timing.
Abstract: An inkjet printer includes a support table supporting a waste liquid tank and being displaceable in accordance with a weight of the waste liquid tank, a first sensor to detect that the support table has reached a first position, a second sensor to detect that the support table has reached a second position, a first determinator to determine that the waste liquid tank is in a near-end state when the support table is detected by the first sensor to have reached the first position, and a notifier to notify a user of the near-end state when the first determinator determines that the waste liquid tank is in the near-end state.
Abstract: A storage system having a processor that provides a volume to be an object of an input/output (I/O) request and executes I/O in response to the I/O request includes a valid volume provided to be the object of the I/O request, and an invalid volume not being provided to be the object. A plurality of invalid volumes includes invalid volumes of a plurality of types of capacities. The processor selects, when a volume creation request is received, the invalid volume on the basis of capacity according to the volume creation request to convert the selected invalid volume into a valid volume, and provides the validated valid volume.
Abstract: A cause of abnormality of a fluid control device and/or data with which abnormality can be predicted can be collected to be analyzed, and abnormality can be predicted based on a result of the analysis. A fluid control device 8 and a server 72 are configured to be able to communicate with each other through networks NW1 and 2. The fluid control device 8 includes an operation information acquisition mechanism that acquires a plurality of types of operation information about the fluid control device 8.
Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a semiconductor epitaxial wafer having enhanced gettering ability. The method of producing a semiconductor epitaxial wafer includes: a first step of irradiating a surface of a semiconductor wafer with cluster ions containing carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen as constituent elements to form a modified layer that is located in a surface portion of the semiconductor wafer and contains the constituent elements of the cluster ions as a solid solution; and a second step of forming an epitaxial layer on the modified layer of the semiconductor wafer.
Abstract: A mold (1) according to an embodiment of the present invention is a mold which is formed by additive manufacturing. The mold includes: a heat medium channel (10) for a heat medium to flow through, the heat medium channel being provided inside the mold; a medium introduction port (4) at which the heat medium is to be introduced into the mold; a medium discharge port (5) at which the heat medium is to be discharged out of the mold; and a buffer layer (20) located between a mold surface (1a) and the heat medium channel. The buffer layer includes a low-melting percentage portion (21) having a lower melting percentage than does any portion inside the mold other than the buffer layer.
Abstract: A keyboard device for a keyboard instrument, capable of largely reducing noise generated when a hammer contacts a lower limit stopper during key release immediately after key depression. The keyboard device includes a keyboard chassis disposed on a keybed, keys pivotally supported on the chassis, hammers pivotally supported on the chassis below the keys and each vertically pivotally moved, an intermediate rail mounted on the chassis below a rotational shaft of the hammers and its vicinity in a state floating from the keybed, and a lower limit stopper mounted on the intermediate rail, such that each hammer is placed thereon via its placement-contact portion when in a key-released state and contacts the same from above via the placement-contact portion when pivotally moving downward in accordance with key release after being moved upward by key depression, whereby further pivotal motion of the hammer is stopped.
Abstract: A power control unit includes a power device, a heat dissipation member disposed to face the power device with an insulating resin member interposed therebetween, and a plurality of plate-shaped bus bars each of which has one end connected to the power device, in which a plurality of input bus bars connected to an input terminal of the power device are provided as the bus bar, and at least one of the plurality of input bus bars is erected so that a direction along a plate width is aligned with a direction along a normal line of a surface of the heat dissipation member facing the power device, and is disposed with respect to the heat dissipation member with the insulating resin member interposed therebetween.
Abstract: A printer includes a supporting table to support a recording medium, a recording head located above the supporting table to eject ink toward the supporting table, a first contact detector located above the supporting table and lower than the recording head, an oscillator to vibrate the first contact detector, and a vibration detector to detect vibration of the first contact detector and transmit a signal corresponding to the detected vibration. The printer stores a threshold related to the vibration of the first contact detector and determines that an object has come into contact with the first contact detector when an amount of the vibration detected by the vibration detector is equal to the threshold or less.
Abstract: An air conditioning control system includes an air conditioner, an air conditioning control device with a display, and an operation terminal with a camera. First authentication information included in a two-dimensional code displayed in the display in the air conditioning control device is collated with second authentication information acquired from the two-dimensional code imaged by the camera in the operation terminal and included in registration information transmitted from the operation terminal, to determine whether the first authentication information and the second authentication information match with each other. In response to the first authentication information and the second authentication information being determined to match with each other, the operation terminal that has terminal information included in the registration information is successfully authenticated and registered as an operation terminal that is enabled to perform a remote operation of the air conditioning control device.
Abstract: An on-vehicle system comprises a Clock Extension Peripheral Interface (CXPI) bus and a device coupled to the CXPI bus as a slave node. The device comprises a transceiver configured to: generate a first signal by delaying an inverted signal of a transmission data signal: generate a second signal based on the transmission data signal, where the second signal has a low slew rate: selectively output the first signal or the second signal as a third signal, in response to a selector signal: and generate a clock signal in response to the third signal, where the clock signal is at a high level when the third signal is at a low level, and where the clock signal is at the low level when the third signal is at the high level.
Abstract: A printer can comprise a supporting wall that extends in a primary scanning direction, a table that is positioned lower than the supporting wall and that is structured so as to be able to move in a secondary scanning direction, a guide rail equipped on the supporting wall that extends in the primary scanning direction, a head carriage that is provided slidably on the guide rail and that can move in the primary scanning direction, an ink head mounted on the head carriage, and a partitioning wall that is positioned lower than the supporting wall and to a side of the table in the primary scanning direction and that extends in the secondary scanning direction and the vertical direction. When the table is positioned at the maximally downstream position along the secondary scanning direction, the upstream end portion of the table is positioned further downstream of the supporting wall and further upstream than the downstream end portion of the partitioning wall.
Abstract: An on-vehicle system comprises a Clock Extension Peripheral Interface (CXPI) bus and a device coupled to the CXPI bus as a slave node. The device comprises a transceiver configured to: generate a first signal by delaying an inverted signal of a transmission data signal; generate a second signal based on the transmission data signal, where the second signal has a low slew rate; selectively output the first signal or the second signal as a third signal, in response to a selector signal; and generate a clock signal in response to the third signal, where the clock signal is at a high level when the third signal is at a low level, and where the clock signal is at the low level when the third signal is at the high level.