Patents by Inventor Akira Ito

Akira 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: 11390837
    Abstract: A microchannel device includes: a channel unit which is configured of a plurality of channel members which are laminated in a thickness direction to define a microchannel, at least one of the channel members being made of a material having elasticity; and a holding member which is provided separately from or integrally with the channel unit and holds the channel unit in a state of being compressed in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Oba, Akira Wakabayashi, Koju Ito
  • Publication number: 20220221351
    Abstract: A load sensor includes: a base member being insulative and having elasticity; an electrode having elasticity and formed on an upper face of the base member; and a wire member being electrically conductive and disposed so as to be superposed on an upper face of the electrode, a surface of the wire member being covered by a dielectric body. A ratio of a thickness of the electrode to a thickness of the base member is not less than 0.02 and not greater than 0.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta MORIURA, Hironobu UKITSU, Susumu URAGAMI, Takashi MATSUMOTO, Hiroyuki FURUYA, Akira ITO
  • Publication number: 20220206605
    Abstract: A sensor includes a first substrate on a back side of a display panel, a first coil extending in a first direction at a predetermined angle between 0 and 90 degrees with respect to a long-side direction of the first substrate and including a first long-side portion provided with first and second end portions, a second coil including a second long-side portion extending in a second direction, a first leader line including a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is connected to the first end portion, and the second end is connected to wiring on a second substrate arranged to extend at a right angle toward the outside of the sensor from one side of the first substrate, and a second leader line including first end connected to the end portion and a second end connected to the wiring on the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yuanhao Chen, Yoshihisa Sugiyama, Akira Ito
  • Publication number: 20220176953
    Abstract: A driving assistance device calculates the field of view of a driver based on an output signal of a camera that captures an image of the driver. The driving assistance device calculates a monitoring required region that requires monitoring when driving the vehicle based on information of the periphery of the vehicle. The driving assistance device determines whether the field of view calculated in the field of view calculation process encompasses the monitoring required region. When determined that the calculated field of view does not encompass the monitoring required region, the driving assistance operates predetermined hardware device to cope with the situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventor: Akira ITO
  • Patent number: 11327601
    Abstract: A serial communication method, which is performed by a device that detects a coordinate of a stylus and reports touch data including the detected coordinate to a host, includes: receiving a write command that includes data indicating a request for a descriptor; transmitting an interrupt in response to receiving of the write command; receiving a touch data transmission request, after the transmitting of the interrupt; transmitting the descriptor, in response to receiving the touch data transmission request, the descriptor including one or more report IDs and one or more report descriptors that each correspond to one of the one or more report IDs; producing the touch data and a first report including a first report ID of the one or more report IDs, in accordance with a first report descriptor corresponding to the first report ID; transmitting data indicating a size of the first report; and transmitting the first report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: David Charles Fleck, Akira Ito
  • Publication number: 20220135079
    Abstract: A travel controller recognizes an action of a driver of a vehicle from image data of the driver. The travel controller obtains information indicating that determination of whether autonomous driving of the vehicle is permissible cannot be given. When the information indicating that determination of whether the autonomous driving of the vehicle is permissible cannot be given is obtained, the travel controller operates a human interface to request the driver for an instruction to drive the vehicle. The travel controller determines whether the driver is giving an instruction to drive the vehicle from an action of the driver recognized in response to the request for an instruction to drive the vehicle. When determined in the determination process that the driver is giving an instruction to drive the vehicle, the travel controller operates a drive system of the vehicle to permit autonomous driving of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Akira ITO, Daisuke TOKUMOCHI
  • Patent number: 11299618
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyacetal resin composition comprising (A) a polyacetal resin and (B) zinc oxide, wherein the content of oxyalkylene constituent units other than an oxymethylene group in the polyacetal resin (A) is 0.1% by mass or more, and wherein the total surface area of the zinc oxide (B) in the polyacetal resin composition is 0.1 to 40 m2 per 100 g of the polyacetal resin (A); as well as an article molded therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC., THAI POLYACETAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumi Okui, Daisuke Kobayashi, Akira Ito, Daisuke Sunaga, Yupin Pattamamongkolchai, Sanit Palaharn
  • Patent number: 11301785
    Abstract: An operating system for a vehicle-sharing service includes: a reservation input unit configured to input a usage reservation of an electric vehicle made by a user; a reservation result sending unit; a charging plan creating unit configured to create a charging plan for the electric vehicle; and a cost calculating unit configured to calculate an operation cost of the vehicle-sharing service based on a prediction of an available solar power supply. The charging plan creating unit creates the charging plan such that the operation cost of the vehicle-sharing service has a minimum cost under a predetermined acceptance condition. The result sending unit sends, to the user, a reservation result indicating that the usage reservation is unacceptable when the operation cost calculated according to the charging plan does not satisfy the predetermined acceptance condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Akira Ito, Tatsuya Suzuki, Shinkichi Inagaki, Akihiko Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11281347
    Abstract: A sensor includes a first substrate on a back side of a display panel, a first coil extending in a first direction at a predetermined angle between 0 and 90 degrees with respect to a long-side direction of the first substrate and including a first long-side portion provided with first and second end portions, a second coil including a second long-side portion extending in a second direction, a first leader line including a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is connected to the first end portion, and the second end is connected to wiring on a second substrate arranged to extend at a right angle toward the outside of the sensor from one side of the first substrate, and a second leader line including first end connected to the end portion and a second end connected to the wiring on the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanhao Chen, Yoshihisa Sugiyama, Akira Ito
  • Publication number: 20220075374
    Abstract: When a subject vehicle reaches a first position of an interflow zone within an interflow lane, it is judged whether a condition for automatic interflow is satisfied. When it is judged that the condition for automatic interflow is not satisfied at the first position, a notification for urging a handover of a central player of the subject vehicle is stated to execute. When it is judged that the condition for automatic interflow is satisfied at the first position, the start of the execution of the notification is temporarily suspended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta HASHIMOTO, Hiroki FUKUDA, Akira ITO
  • Publication number: 20220075373
    Abstract: When conditions have not been satisfied from a timing at which a first position of the interflow zone was set to a timing at which the subject vehicle reaches the first position, the first position is set as a start position where a notification for urging a handover of a central player of the subject vehicle is performed. When the condition for automatic interflow is satisfied for the first time at the timing at which the subject vehicle reaches the first position, a second position between the first position and a distal end of the interflow zone is set as the start position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta HASHIMOTO, Hiroki FUKUDA, Akira ITO
  • Patent number: 11265867
    Abstract: A wireless base station, includes: a wireless transceiver configured to transmit to a wireless terminal a downlink frame including a downlink control information, the wireless downlink control information includes information representing a specified offset, wherein the wireless transceiver is further configured to receive an uplink frame from the wireless terminal; and a processor circuit coupled to the wireless transceiver and configured to determine uplink control information from the uplink frame, the uplink control information being offset by at least the specified offset from a location in the uplink frame that is the same as a location where the downlink control information was located in the downlink frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Kotaro Shiizaki, Akira Ito
  • Publication number: 20220004266
    Abstract: A position detection device includes a communication circuit which, in operation, receives, from a stylus including a built-in acceleration sensor, acceleration information detected by the acceleration sensor, and a controller which, in operation, detects a first position indicating a position of the stylus on a touch surface and a second position indicating a position of a finger on the touch surface, and outputs the first position and the second position that have been detected. The controller controls the output of the second position based on the acceleration information received by the communication circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventor: Akira Ito
  • Patent number: 11215992
    Abstract: When a subject vehicle reaches a position PNO in a middle of an interflow zone, it is judged whether conditions for automatic interflow are satisfied. When it is judged that the conditions for automatic interflow are not satisfied at the position PNO, a notification for urging manual interflow by a driver is started. Otherwise, the notification for manual interflow is not started. In a case where the notification for manual interflow was not started, when the subject vehicle reaches the position PGU between a distal end of an interflow zone and the position PNO, the notification for manual interflow is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta Hashimoto, Hiroki Fukuda, Akira Ito
  • Patent number: 11177111
    Abstract: A defect observation device is configured to include a charged particle microscope and a controller including a control unit that controls the charged particle microscope, a storage unit, and an arithmetic unit, in which the control unit controls the charged particle microscope under a first condition to acquire a first image of an observation target region of the sample, the arithmetic unit extracts first position information of the observation target region from the obtained first image, the control unit controls the charged particle microscope under a second condition to acquire a second image of the observation target region of the sample, and the arithmetic unit performs an image quality conversion process to match the image quality of the acquired second image with the image quality of the first image using the image quality conversion process parameters to process the second image subjected to the image quality conversion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Ito, Minoru Harada, Yohei Minekawa, Takehiro Hirai
  • Patent number: 11155233
    Abstract: A completely folded body of an airbag, includes: an outer peripheral wall including a vehicle body side wall portion, and a receiving side wall portion. An outer peripheral edge side in a state where the receiving side wall portion is superimposed on the vehicle body side wall portion and is flatly deployed is subjected to radial folding and folded. An accommodation recess portion for accommodating an upper portion on a gas supply port side of an inflator is provided on a bottom surface. A radially-folded folded portion is disposed so as to surround a circumference of an intermediate portion from a base portion near the center of the ceiling surface of the accommodation recess portion in a linear supply path, for supplying the inflation gas from the inflator, to a tip portion disposed on an inner surface side near the center of the receiving side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihito Yanagisawa, Takanori Komatsu, Hideo Higashi, Akira Ito
  • Publication number: 20210292382
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a transmission-blocking vaccine using an immunogenic protein which is specifically expressed in the oocyst stage of malaria parasites or a peptide fragment thereof, and an oral transmission-blocking vaccine capable of immunizing various animals involved in the malaria infectious cycle with such a vaccine. The present invention relates to a malaria transmission-blocking vaccine for oral administration containing an immunogenic protein derived from malaria parasite which is specifically expressed in the oocyst stage of malaria parasites or a peptide fragment thereof, and a method of blocking the transmission of malaria using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: Hokusan Co. Ltd., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, School Juridical Person The Kitasato Institute
    Inventors: Noriko Tabayashi, Toru Gotanda, Hanae Sasaki, Noriko Itchoda, Uiko Kagaya, Takeshi Matsumura, Akira Ito, Hiromi Ikadai
  • Patent number: 11114354
    Abstract: A printed wiring board includes: an inner insulating layer including a conductive wire; a first outermost insulating layer disposed on a first surface of the inner insulating layer; and a second outermost insulating layer disposed on a second surface of the inner insulating layer. A bending elastic modulus of each of the first outermost insulating layer and the second outermost insulating layer ranges from ¼ to ¾, inclusive, of a bending elastic modulus of the inner insulating layer. A glass transition temperature of each of the first outermost insulating layer and the second outermost insulating layer falls within ±20° C. of a glass transition temperature of the inner insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Ito, Eiichiro Saito, Kengo Yamanouti
  • Publication number: 20210264046
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium has stored therein a program that causes a computer to execute a process including generating a data processing sequence in which a plurality of processing histories including processing contents of data are linked by chain coupling, setting a first processing history, to which access is restricted, in the data processing sequence, generating a second processing history that is associated with the first processing history, chain-coupling the second processing history to the data processing sequence, generating a third processing history that is chain-coupled to the first processing history and the second processing history, disclosing a first data chain that passes the first processing history to an owner of an access right to the first processing history, and disclosing a second data chain that passes the second processing history without passing the first processing history to a non-owner of the access right.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiro SHIMIZU, Itaru NAKAGAWA, Akira Ito
  • Publication number: 20210245760
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system includes a lane change control device that performs lane change control for making a lane change from a first lane to a second lane during autonomous driving of a vehicle. The lane change control device is configured to: determine, from start to completion of the lane change control, whether or not a driver's operation is performed as an abort request operation that requests to abort the lane change control; when the abort request operation is performed, determine whether or not an abort permission condition is satisfied; when the abort permission condition is not satisfied, continue the lane change control; and, when the abort permission condition is satisfied, abort the lane change control and make the vehicle travel in the first lane. The lane change control device changes ease of satisfaction of the abort permission condition depending on the situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta Hashimoto, Hiroki Fukuda, Akira Ito