Patents by Inventor Akira Ando

Akira Ando 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: 20190241193
    Abstract: There is provided a passenger support device including (i) an informing portion that sets behavior items to be performed by a passenger by a time a vehicle arrives at a destination and sets an order of performing the behavior items, the informing portion informing the passenger of the behavior items to be performed based on the order, (ii) an action recognition portion that recognizes an action of the passenger performing the behavior items, and (iii) an action support portion that supports the action of the passenger performing the behavior items, based on each of the behavior items and the action of the passenger recognized by the action recognition portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190232786
    Abstract: A vehicle display device that includes: a display part having a plurality of display faces that display information and that are provided at at least one location among a front face, a rear face, an upper face or a side face inside a vehicle cabin; a detection part that detects an orientation and a posture of an occupant; and a control part that selects a display face in accordance with the orientation and the posture of the occupant detected by the detection part, and controls display by the display part such that information is displayed at the selected display face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190225156
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided including an activation section, a shielding section, and a display section. An occupant uses the activation section to activate a make-up mode to assist the occupant in doing their make-up. The shielding section makes opaque at least one of a windshield glass, a side window glass, or a rear glass in a state in which the make-up mode has been activated. The display section is configured to display a mirror image of an entire face of the occupant in front of the occupant in a state in which the make-up mode has been activated, the mirror image being in an upright state relative to the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190225239
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes: a display unit; a section setting unit that divides a travel route into at least one automated driving recommended section where the vehicle travels in automated driving mode, and at least one manual driving recommended sections where traveling in manual driving mode is urged; and a display control unit that, when a vehicle is traveling in automated driving mode in the at least one automated driving recommended section, displays on the display unit at least one first video image that is able to relax a level of alertness of a vehicle occupant when viewed by the vehicle occupant, and before the vehicle reaches the at least one manual driving recommended section, displays on the display unit a second video image that promotes an increased level of alertness in the vehicle occupant when viewed by the vehicle occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190217872
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle is provided, the device including personal information acquisition section, environment information acquisition section, information conversion section and display section. The personal information acquisition section acquires personal information about a driver of the vehicle from an identification tag in which the personal information of the driver is recorded. The environment information acquisition section acquires environment information about a vicinity of the vehicle. The information conversion section converts the environment information in accordance with the personal information of the driver. The display section displays the converted information to the interior of a passenger compartment of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190217773
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a display portion that displays, toward at least one of an exterior or an interior of the vehicle, driving control information, the driving control information including at least one of first information, expressing how driving of the vehicle is being controlled, or second information, originating at the vehicle and being able to affect a traveling state of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10353305
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising at least a photosensitive layer on a conductive substrate, wherein the photosensitive layer is a laminate having a charge transport layer and a charge generation layer, the charge transport layer contains four or more types of compounds each having a maximum absorption wavelength falling within a wavelength range of from 300 nm to 600 nm in a tetrahydrofuran solution at 25° C., and maximum absorption wavelengths falling within the wavelength range of at least four types of the compounds of said four or more types of the compounds are separated from each other by 10 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Ando
  • Publication number: 20190210462
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes: a switch section configured to switch a vehicle between automated driving and manual driving; a display section capable of displaying information related to driving assistance and information unrelated to driving assistance on a display region; and a controller that, in a case in which manual driving has been switched to automated driving by the switch section, controls so as to change a display state of the related information on the display section such that the related information is less visible than the unrelated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9874824
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising at least a photosensitive layer on a conductive substrate, wherein the photosensitive layer is a laminate having a charge transport layer and a charge generation layer, the charge transport layer contains four or more types of compounds each having a maximum absorption wavelength falling within a wavelength range of from 300 nm to 600 nm in a tetrahydrofuran solution at 25° C., and maximum absorption wavelengths falling within the wavelength range of at least four types of the compounds of said four or more types of the compounds are separated from each other by 10 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Ando
  • Publication number: 20180004101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a single-layer type electrophotographic photoreceptor for positive charging, comprising: a conductive support; and a photosensitive layer disposed on the conductive support and comprising a binder resin, a charge generation material, a hole transport material and a specific electron transport material within the same layer, wherein the photosensitive layer contains a specific aromatic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo WADA, Hiroe FUCHIGAMI, Akira ANDO
  • Publication number: 20170371254
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising at least a photosensitive layer on a conductive substrate, wherein the photosensitive layer is a laminate having a charge transport layer and a charge generation layer, the charge transport layer contains four or more types of compounds each having a maximum absorption wavelength falling within a wavelength range of from 300 nm to 600 nm in a tetrahydrofuran solution at 25° C., and maximum absorption wavelengths falling within the wavelength range of at least four types of the compounds of said four or more types of the compounds are separated from each other by 10 nm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira ANDO
  • Publication number: 20170162333
    Abstract: A roll-up type capacitor includes a cylindrical part, a first external electrode, and a second external electrode. The cylindrical part is a rolled-up laminate in which a lower electrode layer, a dielectric layer and an upper electrode layer are laminated in this order. The first external electrode is electrically connected to the upper electrode layer, and the second external electrode is electrically connected to the lower electrode layer, and the first external electrode and the second external electrode are respectively located on opposed sides of the cylindrical part such that they face to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: SHOICHIRO SUZUKI, Akira Ando, Koichi Banno, Oliver G. Schmidt, Daniel Grimm
  • Publication number: 20160011528
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising at least a photosensitive layer on a conductive substrate, wherein the photosensitive layer is a laminate having a charge transport layer and a charge generation layer, the charge transport layer contains four or more types of compounds each having a maximum absorption wavelength falling within a wavelength range of from 300 nm to 600 nm in a tetrahydrofuran solution at 25° C., and maximum absorption wavelengths falling within the wavelength range of at least four types of the compounds of said four or more types of the compounds are separated from each other by 10 nm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira ANDO
  • Patent number: 9218907
    Abstract: A crystalline perovskite crystalline composite paraelectric material includes nano-regions containing rich N3? anions dispersed in a nano-grain sized matrix of crystalline oxide perovskite material, wherein (ABO3??)?-(ABO3????N?)1??. A represents a divalent element, B represents a tetravalent element, ? satisfies 0.005???1.0, 1?? satisfies 0.05?1???0.9, and 1?? is an area ratio between the regions containing rich N3? anions and the matrix of remaining oxide perovskite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ivoyl Koutsaroff, Shinichi Higai, Akira Ando
  • Publication number: 20150228408
    Abstract: A crystalline perovskite crystalline composite paraelectric material includes nano-regions containing rich N3? anions dispersed in a nano-grain sized matrix of crystalline oxide perovskite material, wherein (ABO3??)?-(ABO3????N?)1??. A represents a divalent element, B represents a tetravalent element, ? satisfies 0.005???1.0, 1?? satisfies 0.05?1???0.9, and 1?? is an area ratio between the regions containing rich N3? anions and the matrix of remaining oxide perovskite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Ivoyl KOUTSAROFF, Shinichi HIGAI, Akira ANDO
  • Patent number: 9031459
    Abstract: An image forming device, including a cylindrical photoreceptor drum, an end member having a tubular body which is mounted at an end portion of the photoreceptor drum and which has an outer circumferential surface serving as a sliding surface, and a bearing configured to have a hole which defines an inner peripheral surface that corresponds to a sliding surface, the bearing supporting the tubular body of the end member by inserting the tubular body into the hole, wherein a difference between an outside diameter of a part provided with the sliding surface of the end member and a diameter of the hole of the bearing is equal to or more than 0.06 mm and equal to or less than 0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Ikeda, Akira Ando
  • Patent number: 8860874
    Abstract: For improving picture quality in auto-focus control, image processing device 10 adjusts output picture imaged by image pick-up element 4 and displayed by a display section, comprises storage section 13 for storing predetermined de-focus threshold value of variation amount of intensity value of output picture; first adder section 12 for calculating intensity value time difference variation amount between intensity value of output picture being input and intensity value of the predetermined-time previous output picture before the output picture is input; and variation amount comparison section 14 for comparing intensity value time difference variation amount and de-focus threshold value, wherein when variation amount comparison section determines that intensity value time difference variation amount is less than de-focus threshold value to be a comparison object, intensity value of output picture after being adjusted is calculated by subtracting intensity value time difference variation amount from intensity va
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nishiguchi, Hideharu Ono, Akira Ando, Makoto Asuka
  • Patent number: 8848336
    Abstract: A crystalline perovskite crystalline composite paraelectric material includes nano-regions containing rich N3? anions dispersed in a nano-grain sized matrix of crystalline oxide perovskite material, wherein (ABO3-?)?-(ABO3-?-?N?)1-?. A represents a divalent element, B represents a tetravalent element, ? satisfies 0.005???1.0, 1-? satisfies 0.05?1-??0.9, and 1-? is an area ratio between the regions containing rich N3? anions and the matrix of remaining oxide perovskite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ivoyl Koutsaroff, Shinichi Higai, Akira Ando
  • Patent number: 8700732
    Abstract: A disc reproducing apparatus includes: program readout means for playing back a disc loaded therein to read a program recorded thereon; disc-content readout means for executing the read program to read a content recorded on the disc; network-content acquisition means for executing the read program to acquire a content stored in a device connected over a network; and display control means for executing the read program to control display of the content read from the disc, and the content acquired from the device connected over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsunari Fukuya, Akira Ando, Muneaki Osawa, Hiroshi Aruga, Eriko Matsumura, Fuyuki Matsuyama, Nobuhiro Inoue, Kazuo Yamaoka, Sadamichi Bamba, Yukiko Akiyama, Shinya Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20140022047
    Abstract: This electric power fuse has a fuse element that is formed continuously and integrally by a plurality of heat dissipating parts formed from a conductive film by the conductive film being formed on a ceramic substrate and a plurality of isolating parts. The conductive film is constituted of printed layers formed by printing one or more times on the surface of the ceramic substrate, and the number of laminations of printed layers formed in the heat dissipating parts is greater than or equal to the number of laminations of the printed layers constituting the isolating parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicants: National University Corporation Saitama University, Soshin Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Ando, Shinichi Kobayashi