Patents by Inventor Akira Nakano

Akira Nakano 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: 10974384
    Abstract: A force detecting device includes a recess located on the outer surface of the force detecting device and an electric connector provided in the recess. An electric cable for the force detecting device attached to the electric connector is inserted into the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Akira Matsuzawa, Sho Nakano, Hidekatsu Miyasaka
  • Publication number: 20210074095
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory is in communication with the processor, where the memory stores computer-readable instructions that are executed by the processor. The processor performs operations including storing, in association with each other, vehicle position information with which a vehicle is identified, and parcel receipt information with which the vehicle is specified instead of an address or a name. The operations further include specifying the vehicle based on the parcel receipt information. The operations further include acquiring authentication information with which the vehicle is unlocked. The operations further include sending the authentication information to a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuko NAKAJIMA, Naoki UENOYAMA, Junya MASUI, Akira HOSHINO, Hideo HASEGAWA, Keiko NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20210019867
    Abstract: An image display system includes a body, a first correction unit, and a second correction unit. The body houses a display unit to display an image and projects a virtual image, corresponding to the image, onto a target space using outgoing light of the display unit. The first correction unit corrects for distortion of the image. The second correction unit corrects a display location of the image on the display unit in accordance with an orientation signal representing a change in orientation of the body. Each of divisional areas of a display screen of the display unit is assigned with a distortion correction parameter for correcting for the distortion of the virtual image. The first correction unit applies distortion correction to each of the image regions of the image on the display screen based on a distortion correction parameter assigned to a divisional area where the image region is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohei HAYASHI, Toshiya MORI, Tadashi SHIBATA, Nobuyuki NAKANO, Akira TANAKA, Masanaga TSUJI
  • Patent number: 10891811
    Abstract: An authentication information issuing apparatus is configured to issue authentication information with which a vehicle is unlocked, to a portable terminal, the vehicle being capable of containing a parcel and being locked and unlocked based on the authentication information acquired from the portable terminal, and includes a storage device, an acquiring device and an authentication information sending device. The storage device is configured to store a parcel receipt ID as information with which a delivery destination of the parcel is specified and a vehicle ID as information with which the vehicle is identified, in association with each other. The acquiring device is configured to acquire the parcel receipt ID associated with a target parcel. The authentication information sending device is configured to send the authentication information with which a vehicle as a containment destination of the parcel is unlocked, to the portable terminal, based on the acquired parcel receipt ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuko Nakajima, Naoki Uenoyama, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 10882471
    Abstract: Even when a positive/negative surge is applied to a power-supply line, occurrence of malfunction in a semiconductor device is lessened. In an in-vehicle semiconductor device, regulators convert an externally-supplied voltage to generate voltages. A voltage monitoring unit includes a voltage monitoring circuit and a switch, and monitors first to third voltages. An internal circuit has a processor operated by the voltage, and an oscillator operated by the voltage and generating a clock signal to be provided the processor. The voltage monitoring unit stops providing the clock signal to the processor when the voltage level of at least any one of the first to third voltages is below a set value. The voltage monitoring unit provides the clock signal to the processor when the voltage levels of all the first to third voltages exceed the set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Yanagawa, Masahiro Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakano, Akira Kotabe
  • Publication number: 20200403477
    Abstract: An element-side connection terminal (40) extending from a power conversion circuit unit (16) includes a first connection terminal portion (40A) that extends in a direction intersecting a direction of extension of a counterpart-side connection terminal (38); and a second connection terminal portion (40B) that is bent at a point before the first connection terminal portion (40A) reaches the counterpart-side connection terminal (38) in a direction to intersect the direction of extension of the counterpart-side connection terminal (38) such that the second connection terminal portion (40B) is provided with elasticity and is in an elastic contact with the counterpart-side connection terminal (38) at an angle. A tip end side (38T) of the counterpart-side connection terminal (38) and a tip end side (40T) of the second connection terminal portion (40B) are electrically joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki HARA, Takuro KANAZAWA, Kazuhiko NAKANO, Akira ISHII, Tetsuro TATEYAMA
  • Patent number: 10843223
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes a rinse liquid supplying step of supplying a rinse liquid containing water to a major surface of a substrate, a rotating step of rotating the substrate around a rotation axis passing through a central portion of the major surface of the substrate, and a hydrophobizing agent supplying step of supplying a hydrophobizing agent containing a first dissolving agent to the major surface of the substrate to replace a liquid held on the major surface of the substrate with the hydrophobizing agent in parallel with the rotating step after the rinse liquid supplying step is performed, and the hydrophobizing agent supplying step includes a hydrophobizing agent discharging step of discharging a continuous flow of the hydrophobizing agent from a discharge port of a nozzle toward the major surface of the substrate held by a substrate holding unit with a Reynolds number at the discharge port being not more than 1500.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Tanaka, Tetsuya Emoto, Akira Oato, Yuta Nakano, Teppei Nakano, Takashi Akiyama, Yuya Tsuchihashi, Reo Tamura, Atsuro Eitoku, Tomomi Iwata
  • Patent number: 10845650
    Abstract: A curved surface display comprises: a first substrate that is curved such that a portion located at a center in a first direction is convex or concave toward a display surface side compared with portions located at both ends in the first direction; a second substrate that is curved along the first substrate while disposed opposite the first substrate; and a sealing material that bonds the first substrate and the second substrate together. The sealing material includes a first sealing section extending in a second direction and a second sealing section extending in the first direction. A width of the first sealing section is larger than a width of the second sealing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Nakano, Akira Isikawa, Masafumi Hirata, Tsutomu Abe, Naotoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Aramaki, Masashi Kuno
  • Publication number: 20200358952
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a positional shift amount of each of a plurality of images; select a composite target image from the plurality of images based on the detected positional shift amount; and obtain a composite image based on the positional shift amount and the selected composite target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyasu UEHARA, Masakazu TERAUCHI, Masashi MIYATA, Hiroshi KANO, Akira NAKANO, Takeyoshi NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200338543
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an antibacterial material includes at least one microparticles selected from tungsten oxide microparticles and tungsten oxide complex microparticles. The microparticles, which have undergone a test to evaluate viable cell count by inoculating in a test piece, to which the microparticles are adhered in a range of 0.02 mg/cm? or more and 40 mg/cm? or less, at least one bacterium selected from among Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, and storing for 24 hours, have an antibacterial activity value R of 0.1 or more expressed by the following: R=log(B1/C1) where, B1 denotes an average value (number) of viable cell count after storing an untreated test piece for 24 hours, and C1 denotes an average value (number) of viable cell count after storing the test piece on which the microparticles are coated for 24 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kayo NAKANO, Akira SATO, Yasuhiro SHIRAKAWA, Keiichi FUSE, Shinya KASAMATSU, Akito SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10816380
    Abstract: An air flow meter capable of rapidly following a change of a pulsation state of an input signal includes: an air flow rate detection element that generates an input signal Qsen relating to an air flow rate to be measured; and a calculation unit that performs calculation to generate an output signal Qout in response to the input signal Qsen. The calculation unit includes: the output signal calculation unit that performs calculation including exponentiation of raising the power of the output signal Qout by more than one; the input signal calculation unit that performs calculation on the input signal Qsen; the subtractor that obtains the difference between the calculation results by the output signal calculation unit and the input signal calculation unit; and the integrator that integrates the difference obtained by the subtractor, and the output signal Qout is generated based on the output from the integrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOBILE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakano, Akira Uenodan
  • Publication number: 20200317159
    Abstract: A locking and unlocking system includes a controller. The controller is configured to acquire a state of locking and unlocking of a vehicle that is locked and unlocked based on locking and unlocking instruction information acquired from a portable terminal, and send a notification to a first device associated with the vehicle, when the vehicle is not locked during a period of time from when the vehicle is unlocked based on the locking and unlocking instruction information acquired from the portable terminal until a first timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki UENOYAMA, Etsuko NAKAJIMA, Junya MASUI, Akira HOSHINO, Hideo HASEGAWA, Keiko NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10777545
    Abstract: A semiconductor device configures a protection element that protects a protection target element connected between a cathode electrode and an anode electrode when a parasitic transistor configured by a cathode region, a first conductivity type well layer, and a second conductivity type well is turned on and electrical continuity is established between the cathode electrode and the anode electrode. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of body regions in one cell of the protection element, and the plurality of body regions is brought in contact with the cathode electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Yamada, Shinya Sakurai, Takashi Nakano, Yosuke Kondo, Mutsuya Motojima
  • Patent number: 10766455
    Abstract: A sound output apparatus and a sound output control method including a sound output controller placed in a vehicle having a door lockable and unlockable based on the result of communicated with mobile terminals are disclosed. The vehicle mounted with the sound output controller and a locking and unlocking system including the vehicle are also disclosed. The sound output controller outputs a sound that is different between when the door is unlocked by a specified mobile terminal and when the door is unlocked by other means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Uenoyama, Etsuko Nakajima, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 10764495
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a positional shift amount of each of a plurality of images; select a composite target image from the plurality of images based on the detected positional shift amount; and obtain a composite image based on the positional shift amount and the selected composite target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Uehara, Masakazu Terauchi, Masashi Miyata, Hiroshi Kano, Akira Nakano, Takeyoshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200238951
    Abstract: An authentication information providing server includes: a memory configured to store information about vehicles associated with a recipient of a package as a place of delivery, and store pieces of authentication information corresponding to lock/unlock devices each configured to lock or unlock a corresponding one of predetermined compartments of the vehicles; and a processor configured to issue the authentication information to a delivery user terminal based on a request from the delivery user terminal, the delivery user terminal being used by a user who delivers the package, and, when there is a request from the delivery user terminal to set a place of delivery of the package to a vehicle different from a first one of the vehicles, corresponding to the authentication information issued first by the processor, issue the authentication information corresponding to a second one of the vehicles, different from the first one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuko NAKAJIMA, Naoki Uenoyama, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 10723313
    Abstract: A sound output apparatus and a sound output control method including a sound output controller placed in a vehicle having a door lockable and unlockable based on the result of communicated with mobile terminals are disclosed. The vehicle mounted with the sound output controller and a locking and unlocking system including the vehicle are also disclosed. The sound output controller outputs a sound that is different between when the door is unlocked by a specified mobile terminal and when the door is unlocked by other means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Uenoyama, Etsuko Nakajima, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 10723316
    Abstract: A locking and unlocking system includes a controller. The controller is configured to acquire a state of locking and unlocking of a vehicle that is locked and unlocked based on locking and unlocking instruction information acquired from a portable terminal, and send a notification to a first device associated with the vehicle, when the vehicle is not locked during a period of time from when the vehicle is unlocked based on the locking and unlocking instruction information acquired from the portable terminal until a first timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Uenoyama, Etsuko Nakajima, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 10720418
    Abstract: A resistance circuit is configured such that a P-type resistance section and an N-type resistance section are electrically connected in series, the P-type resistance section is configured with P-type diffusion layer resistance elements that are disposed to form a right angle with respect to each other and that are electrically connected in series, and the N-type resistance section is configured with N-type diffusion layer resistance elements that are disposed to form the right angle with respect to each other and that are electrically connected in series. Furthermore, the P-type diffusion layer resistance element is disposed along a <100> orientation direction of a semiconductor substrate, and the N-type diffusion layer resistance element is disposed along a <110> orientation direction of the semiconductor substrate. It is thereby possible to provide the resistance circuit, an oscillation circuit, and an in-vehicle sensor apparatus that reduce stress-induced characteristic fluctuations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Yanagawa, Yoshikazu Nara, Masahiro Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakano, Akira Kotabe
  • Patent number: 10711884
    Abstract: A control method of a continuously variable transmission includes supplying oil pressure to a secondary pulley oil chamber by a source pressure oil pump, and controlling a flow of oil into and from a primary pulley oil chamber by an electric oil pump arranged in an oil passage between the primary pulley oil chamber and the secondary pulley oil chamber. After start-up of the source pressure oil pump, an operation of the electric oil pump is restricted until the oil is filled in the oil passage on the secondary pulley oil chamber side of the electric oil pump. The operation of the electric oil pump is permitted when rotation speed of the electric oil pump reaches a predetermined rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohey Toyota, Tomoyuki Nakano, Hiromu Terai, Akira Takano, Kouhei Toyohara