Patents by Inventor Akira Miyazaki

Akira Miyazaki 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: 20240072679
    Abstract: A sub-module of a power conversion device includes: an IGBT, a drive circuit that drives the IGBT, a laminated bus bar on which the IGBT is mounted; a substrate on which the drive circuit is mounted; a housing frame for accommodating the IGBT, the drive circuit, the laminated bus bar, and the substrate; and a separation frame for separating a space in which the drive circuit and the substrate are disposed from a space in which the IGBT and the laminated bus bar are disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki MIYAZAKI, Akira SATO
  • Patent number: 11912229
    Abstract: A system including an airbag assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The airbag assembly includes a housing supporting the airbag, an inflation device (“inflator”) in fluid communication with the airbag for inflating the airbag from an uninflated position to an inflated position, a tether fixed to the airbag that helps control the deployment and inflation of the airbag, and a tether lid configured to open in order to release the tether during deployment. The tether lid is installed in a pillar garnish of the vehicle, and is opened in response to the force of the tether as it is pulled by the deploying airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Carlington G. Demetrius, Benjamin M. Oros, Yuichiro Umeda, Akira Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11878637
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle includes a vehicle body, a side curtain airbag mounted by the vehicle body, and a roof lining mounted to the vehicle body via an attachment structure. The attachment structure includes a bracket fastened to the vehicle body and the roof lining includes a mating hole aligned with the bracket. A cap at least partially received within the mating hole from an exterior surface of the roof lining is directly fastened to the bracket. A cover for covering the mating hole from the exterior surface of the roof lining is connected to the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John F. Howard, Jr., Akira Miyazaki, Carlington G. Demetrius
  • Publication number: 20230200887
    Abstract: A treatment tool includes: an insertion tube; a distal end part that is provided at a distal end of the insertion tube; a shaft that is provided in the distal end part and that includes an outer circumferential surface; and a pair of transmitters each of which is inserted into the insertion tube and is fixed to the distal end part, the pair of transmitters being configured to transmit a drive force that causes the distal end part to flex with respect to the insertion tube, each transmitter being arranged along the outer circumferential surface with the shaft being sandwiched between the pair of transmitters and, on a distal end side with respect to the shaft, the pair of transmitters extending in a state of being separate from each other in a distance smaller than a diameter of the outer circumferential surface of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Akira MIYAZAKI, Hiroyuki Takayama, Daisuke Yanagi, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Ojiro Kitamura, Tomoyuki Takashino
  • Publication number: 20230181233
    Abstract: A treatment tool includes: a tubular insertion tube; an end effector that is provided at a distal end of the insertion tube and is bendable with respect to the insertion tube, the end effector being configured to apply treatment energy to a living tissue according to supplied power to treat the living tissue; a shaft body that is provided in the end effector and has an outer peripheral surface located on a circumference of a specific circle centered on a rotation axis when viewed from a direction along the rotation axis, the rotation axis allowing the end effector to be bent with respect to the insertion tube; and a wiring that is inserted through the insertion tube and serves as a supply path of the power, the shaft body including a passage through which the wiring is inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Akira MIYAZAKI, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Ojiro Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20230181205
    Abstract: A treatment tool includes: an insertion tube; a pair of jaws that are provided at a distal end of the insertion tube and that are flexible with respect to the insertion tube, the pair of jaws being configured to grasp living tissue by opening and closing each other; a pin that is provided on a rotation axis on which the jaws are caused to rotate with respect to the insertion tube; a shaft that has an outer circumferential surface and in which a hole into which the pin is inserted; a rod configured to be inserted into the insertion tube and move forward and backward along a longitudinal axis of the insertion tube; and a link mechanism that is linked to a distal end of the rod and that includes a plurality of arms linked with each other movably within a specific plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Akira MIYAZAKI, Kazuhiro TANAKA, Ojiro KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 11623522
    Abstract: An overhead display system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a trim panel, a set of brackets, and a plurality of display units. The brackets are disposed within an interior region of the trim panel, and the display units are mounted on the brackets through openings formed in the trim panel. The display units are arranged such that a pair of screens can be oriented in both a rearward-facing direction and a forward-facing direction. The system is configured as a module that can be readily installed in a roof structure of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John F. Howard, Jr., Carlington G. Demetrius, Akira Miyazaki, Yozo Takagi, Akihiro Shibuya, Fumiyuki Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11617613
    Abstract: A medical instrument comprises a housing and an elongated sheath configured to be attached to the housing. The elongated sheath includes opposed distal end and proximal end along a longitudinal axis. An end effector is configured to be attached to the distal end of the elongated sheath. The end effector includes a pair of grasps. A direction changer is used to change a direction of the end effector with respect to the distal end of the elongated sheath. A first drive shaft movable in the elongated sheath in ganged relation for opening and closing movement of the pair of grasps. A second drive shaft movable in the elongated sheath in ganged relation for angular movement of the end effector by the direction changer with respect to the elongated sheath. An operating member is configured to actuate the second drive shaft between a bent positions and a neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Miyazaki, Yuki Kawaguchi, Kazuhiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20230048686
    Abstract: Provided is a method of efficiently removing an ink layer. The method of removing an ink layer from a shrink sleeve label includes preheating the shrink sleeve label including the ink layer, shredding the shrink sleeve label after the preheating to fabricate shrink sleeve label pieces , and removing the ink layer from the shrink sleeve label pieces by alkaline desorption. A temperature of the preheating is the same as a temperature of the alkaline desorption or higher than the temperature of the alkaline desorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicant: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaya Fushida, Akira Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11548453
    Abstract: A split roof lining and datum scheme includes first, second and third roof lining assemblies. The first and second roof lining assemblies are aligned and directly connected to a roof installation of a vehicle using alignment features mated with datums in the roof installation. The third roof lining assembly is aligned and directly connected with the first and second roof lining assemblies using alignment features mated with datums in the first and second roof lining assemblies. The third roof lining assembly is not directly connected to the roof installation. Cover assemblies, optionally including light sources, cover interfaces between the first and third roof lining assemblies and between the second and third roof lining assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John F. Howard, Jr., Yuze Li, Akira Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11541787
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes a vehicle body including an interior panel, a seat having a frame fixed to the panel, and a seat energy absorber operably associated with the seat and including a backing and a bracket. The backing is formed from the vehicle body and positioned separated from the seat to define a space between the seat and the backing along a length of the panel, and the bracket is mounted in the space on at least one of the seat and the backing such that a proximal end portion of the bracket is located closer to the seat than the backing, and a distal end portion of the bracket is located closer to the backing than the seat. During a crash event a section of the panel is configured to collapse against the seat when the seat is driven toward the panel relative to the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John F. Howard, Jr., Eric D. Daume, John J. Hwang, Carlington G. Demetrius, Akira Miyazaki, Yoshiaki Ikeda, Benjamin M. Oros, Junichi Suzuki, Fernando M. Rosero, Yosuke Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20220395319
    Abstract: A treatment tool includes: a sheath; a treatment portion that is capable of treating a living tissue and is provided at a distal end of the sheath; a first driver and a second driver that are inserted in the sheath and are capable of driving the treatment portion; and a holder that is inserted in the sheath, and holds the first driver and the second driver. The holder includes a groove in which the first and second driver are inserted, and an intervening portion provided in the groove and arranged between the first driver and the second driver in a cross section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the groove that extends from a distal end to a proximal end of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke YANAGI, Ojiro KITAMURA, Yuki KAWAGUCHI, Sho OGAWA, Akira MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11505252
    Abstract: An automated vehicle includes a vehicle body defining a storage area located rearward of a rearmost vehicle seat in a front-rear direction of the automated vehicle. An interior structure is located in the storage area. The interior structure defines a storage compartment for housing an electronic component of the automated vehicle. The interior structure includes a removable floor panel overlying the storage compartment and a wall panel extended upward from the floor panel in a height direction of the automated vehicle. The storage compartment includes a dedicated space for the electronic component, the dedicated space located forward of a forward edge portion of the floor panel in the front-rear direction and between the wall panel and the rearmost vehicle seat in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuze Li, Akira Miyazaki, Carlington G. Demetrius, Yuichiro Umeda
  • Publication number: 20220314922
    Abstract: A system including an airbag assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The airbag assembly includes a housing supporting the airbag, an inflation device (“inflator”) in fluid communication with the airbag for inflating the airbag from an uninflated position to an inflated position, a tether fixed to the airbag that helps control the deployment and inflation of the airbag, and a tether lid configured to open in order to release the tether during deployment. The tether lid is installed in a pillar garnish of the vehicle, and is opened in response to the force of the tether as it is pulled by the deploying airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Carlington G. DEMETRIUS, Benjamin M. OROS, Yuichiro UMEDA, Akira MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220314793
    Abstract: An overhead display system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a trim panel, a set of brackets, and a plurality of display units. The brackets are disposed within an interior region of the trim panel, and the display units are mounted on the brackets through openings formed in the trim panel. The display units are arranged such that a pair of screens can be oriented in both a rearward-facing direction and a forward-facing direction. The system is configured as a module that can be readily installed in a roof structure of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: John F. HOWARD, JR., Carlington G. DEMETRIUS, Akira MIYAZAKI, Yozo TAKAGI, Akihiro SHIBUYA, Fumiyuki MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20220314847
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes a vehicle body including an interior panel, a seat having a frame fixed to the panel, and a seat energy absorber operably associated with the seat and including a backing and a bracket. The backing is formed from the vehicle body and positioned separated from the seat to define a space between the seat and the backing along a length of the panel, and the bracket is mounted in the space on at least one of the seat and the backing such that a proximal end portion of the bracket is located closer to the seat than the backing, and a distal end portion of the bracket is located closer to the backing than the seat. During a crash event a section of the panel is configured to collapse against the seat when the seat is driven toward the panel relative to the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: John F. HOWARD, JR., Eric D. DAUME, John J. HWANG, Carlington G. DEMETRIUS, Akira MIYAZAKI, Yoshiaki IKEDA, Benjamin M. OROS, Junichi SUZUKI, Fernando M. ROSERO, Yosuke NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220314903
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle includes a vehicle body, a side curtain airbag mounted by the vehicle body, and a roof lining mounted to the vehicle body via an attachment structure. The attachment structure includes a bracket fastened to the vehicle body and the roof lining includes a mating hole aligned with the bracket. A cap at least partially received within the mating hole from an exterior surface of the roof lining is directly fastened to the bracket. A cover for covering the mating hole from the exterior surface of the roof lining is connected to the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: John F. HOWARD, JR., Akira MIYAZAKI, Carlington G. DEMETRIUS
  • Publication number: 20220289123
    Abstract: A split roof lining and datum scheme includes first, second and third roof lining assemblies. The first and second roof lining assemblies are aligned and directly connected to a roof installation of a vehicle using alignment features mated with datums in the roof installation. The third roof lining assembly is aligned and directly connected with the first and second roof lining assemblies suing alignment features mated with datums in the first and second roof lining assemblies. The third roof lining assembly is not directly connected to the roof installation. Cover assemblies, optionally including light sources, cover interfaces between the first and third roof lining assemblies and between the second and third roof lining assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: John F. HOWARD, JR., Yuze LI, Akira MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220258803
    Abstract: An automated vehicle includes a vehicle body defining a storage area located rearward of a rearmost vehicle seat in a front-rear direction of the automated vehicle. An interior structure is located in the storage area. The interior structure defines a storage compartment for housing an electronic component of the automated vehicle. The interior structure includes a removable floor panel overlying the storage compartment and a wall panel extended upward from the floor panel in a height direction of the automated vehicle. The storage compartment includes a dedicated space for the electronic component, the dedicated space located forward of a forward edge portion of the floor panel in the front-rear direction and between the wall panel and the rearmost vehicle seat in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Yuze Li, Akira Miyazaki, Carlington G. Demetrius, Yuichiro Umeda
  • Publication number: 20220250365
    Abstract: A plastic label is provided having a substrate film, an ink layer, and a coating layer interposed between the substrate film and the ink layer. The coating layer contains a first resin and a second resin, the first resin being an acrylic-acid copolymer resin having a first glass transition temperature and the second resin being an acrylic-acid copolymer resin having a second glass transition temperature that is lower than the first glass transition temperature. An apparent acid value of the coating layer is 40 to 150 mg KOH/g or less, and a total content percentage of the first resin and the second resin in the coating layer is 50 to 95 parts by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventor: Akira Miyazaki