Patents by Inventor Akira Sasaki

Akira Sasaki 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: 20210082733
    Abstract: A mounting table, to which a voltage is applied, includes an electrostatic chuck having a mounting surface for mounting a target object and a rear surface opposite to the mounting surface, the electrostatic chuck having a first through-hole formed in the mounting surface; a base, which is in contact with the rear surface of the electrostatic chuck, having a second through-hole communicating with the first through-hole; a cylindrical spacer inserted in the second through-hole; and a pin accommodated in the first through-hole and the spacer. Gaps are formed between the pin and inner walls of the first through-hole and the spacer, and the gap between the first through-hole and the pin is greater than the gap between the spacer and the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuharu SASAKI, Daiki SATOH, Akira NAGAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210065072
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a compartment equipped with a locker configured to be usable by a user and a communication apparatus communicably connected with a terminal apparatus possessed by the user and configured to acquire point-of-use information from the terminal apparatus, the point-of-use information concerning a point at which the user uses the locker, wherein the vehicle moves based on the point-of-use information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki TATSUMOTO, Saori MATSUMOTO, Keigo YAMADA, Akira SASAKI, Mitsuhiro MIURA
  • Patent number: 10938971
    Abstract: An onboard device is provided in a vehicle and includes: a communication unit configured to perform short-range radio communication with a mobile terminal; and a pairing permitting unit configured to permit pairing between the onboard device and the mobile terminal by causing the mobile terminal to receive data including an identifier for uniquely identifying the onboard device when the mobile terminal in which the same identifier as the identifier is set comes within a predetermined distance from the onboard device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210055742
    Abstract: A server includes a controller configured to control operation of a vehicle, and a communication interface configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus held by a first user. The communication interface acquires, from the terminal apparatus, a list including a vehicle designation condition designated by the first user when the first user reserves boarding of a vehicle. The controller determines a vehicle to be boarded by the first user based on the list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki TATSUMOTO, Saori MATSUMOTO, Keigo YAMADA, Akira SASAKI, Mitsuhiro MIURA
  • Patent number: 10929565
    Abstract: A memory region on an IC card has a hierarchical structure. Each application allocated on the memory region is registered in a directory, and the memory region is managed in directory units. A personal identification code is set for each application and directory, and the access right is controlled in application units or directory units. If a mobile terminal is lost, the right to access each application in the IC card automatically disappears. Therefore, the right to access each application allocated to the memory region on the IC card is efficiently controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Yamagata, Masachika Sasaki, Masahiro Sueyoshi, Fumio Kubono, Akira Fukada
  • Patent number: 10913141
    Abstract: An impact tool includes a motor, a driving mechanism, and a vibration sensor. The driving mechanism is configured to perform a hammering operation of linearly driving a tool accessory along an impact-axis by power of the motor. The impact-axis extends in a front-rear direction of the impact tool. The vibration sensor is configured to detect vibrations. The vibration sensor is disposed such that the vibration sensor is capable of detecting vibrations of a first frequency among vibrations caused in the impact tool, and such that transmission of vibrations of a second frequency to the vibration sensor is suppressed. The vibrations of the first frequency result from the hammering operation. The second frequency is different from the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Iida, Masanori Furusawa, Hirokatsu Yamamoto, Ryo Umemoto, Yoshinori Sasaki, Akira Naito
  • Publication number: 20210031788
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a cabin having a first room and a second room that are capable of accommodating at least one passenger, and configured to isolate one or more passengers accommodated in the first room from one or more passengers accommodated in the second room, a guidance apparatus configured to guide the at least one passenger to be accommodated in either the first room or the second room, and a control apparatus configured to control the guidance apparatus. When a user boards as the at least one passenger, the control apparatus determines which of the first room and the second room the user is to board, based on information regarding the user. The guidance apparatus is configured to guide and board the user to whichever of the first room and the second room determined by the control apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki TATSUMOTO, Saori MATSUMOTO, Keigo YAMADA, Akira SASAKI, Mitsuhiro MIURA
  • Publication number: 20210035379
    Abstract: An information processing device mounted on a vehicle includes a processor configured to: send abnormality occurrence information to a predetermined server through a first communication unit when an occurrence of an abnormality is detected in the vehicle, the abnormality occurrence information indicating the occurrence of the abnormality, the first communication unit being mounted on the vehicle and configured to perform communication via a base station using a first communication method; and send a proxy sending request to a terminal around the vehicle through a second communication unit when communication with the predetermined server cannot be performed through the first communication unit, the proxy sending request being a request to send the abnormality occurrence information to the predetermined server in proxy mode, the second communication unit being mounted on the vehicle and configured to perform communication using a second communication method that allows for terminal-to-terminal direct communicat
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • Publication number: 20210031754
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires images captured by a plurality of vehicles each including a camera that images a periphery of the vehicle while the vehicle is parked by wireless communication. The information processing apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit is configured to execute acquiring information on a status of each of the vehicles, selecting an imaging vehicle serving as a vehicle that performs imaging among the vehicles based on the information, generating a command to perform imaging, for the imaging vehicle, and transmitting the command to perform imaging to the imaging vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • Patent number: 10910252
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes an electrostatic chuck and a lifter pin. The electrostatic chuck has a mounting surface on which a target object is mounted and a back surface opposite to the mounting surface, and a through hole formed through the mounting surface and the back surface. The lifter pin is at least partially formed of an insulating member and has a leading end accommodated in the through hole. The lifter pin vertically moves with respect to the mounting surface to vertically transfer the target object. A conductive material is provided at at least one of a leading end portion of the lifter pin which corresponds to the through hole and a wall surface of the through hole which faces the lifter pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuharu Sasaki, Akira Ishikawa, Ryo Chiba
  • Publication number: 20210027627
    Abstract: A vehicle surveillance system in which when a vehicle including a communication section that performs transmission-reception of radio communication is parked, information related to surveillance of the vehicle acquired at the vehicle is transmitted from the communication section through the radio communication, includes a control section that performs: acquiring information related to radio wave intensity received by the communication section; and, when the vehicle is intended to be parked, generating information related to a parking form that makes the radio wave intensity not lower than a predetermined intensity, based on the information related to the radio wave intensity received by the communication section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • Publication number: 20210009151
    Abstract: A server device configured to communicate with a communication device mounted in a vehicle, the server device includes a controller configured to execute acquiring a position of an emergency vehicle, specifying a non-emergency vehicle at a predetermined distance from the position of the emergency vehicle, and transmitting, to a communication device mounted in the non-emergency vehicle, a communication stop request as information for prompting an occupant of the non-emergency vehicle to stop use of wireless communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • Publication number: 20210014658
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller configured to acquire information relating to a current position of a terminal from the terminal, transmit first content data to the terminal when the current position of the terminal is within a communication range of first wireless communication, and transmit second content data, which has a data size transmittable within a predetermined time even though second wireless communication having a speed lower than the first wireless communication, transfers information with the same effect as a content of the first content data, and is different in transfer method of the content from the first content data, to the terminal when the current position of the terminal is outside the communication range of the first wireless communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • Publication number: 20210012644
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller configured to execute acquiring a position of a reporting vehicle that is a vehicle having reported occurrence of an emergency, acquiring a position of an emergency vehicle that is a vehicle to be dispatched to an occurrence site of the emergency to respond to the emergency, specifying, based on the position of the reporting vehicle and the position of the emergency vehicle, a base station that relays radio waves of wireless communication to be performed between the vehicles, and controlling the base station such that directivity of a radio wave from the base station toward the reporting vehicle and directivity of a radio wave from the base station toward the emergency vehicle are enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • Publication number: 20210003407
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to receive, from a terminal, information about a departure place or a current position and information about a destination; based on field strength map information indicating a distribution of field strength in a first communication system, acquire a route from the departure place or the current position to the destination, of which communication quality in the first communication system satisfies a predetermined criterion; and send information about the acquired route to the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • Patent number: 10886868
    Abstract: A motor control apparatus includes an inverter comprising switching elements, current detection means for detecting a phase current value output from the inverter to each phase of a three-phase AC motor, conversion means for converting the phase current value into a digital AD conversion value, and modulation means for comparing a phase voltage command value based on the AD conversion value from the conversion means with a PWM counter value generated using a timer operating at predetermined cycles to generate a PWM signal and outputting the generated PWM signal to the inverter to thereby switch the switching elements of the inverter and control the three-phase AC motor. The conversion means outputs the AD conversion value acquired by converting the phase current value at a timing when a rectangular width of a rectangular wave of a phase voltage value corresponding to the PWM counter value is long.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Hatano, Yu Sasaki, Yoshihiro Okumatsu, Hiroyuki Iyama, Yuki Nomura
  • Publication number: 20200400722
    Abstract: Magnetic sensors each disposed to face each of current paths for each of windings with 2n phases (n is a multiple of three) in an AC rotating machine are included, and when each of a DC component and an AC component in a d-axis sum current and a q-axis sum current obtained by performing a dq-transformation into a two-axis coordinate system on 2n detection currents on the assumption that all current amplitudes of the windings are the same is represented collectively with each of terms expressed by sine functions with different phases, each of the current paths at each of 2n current path arrangement positions is arranged to have a positional relationship where error components are reduced by cancellation among coefficients included at least in one of the term or by cancellation among values of the terms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Furukawa, Kenichi Akita, Daisuke Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20200400720
    Abstract: Magnetic sensors each disposed to face each of current paths for each of windings with 2n phases (n is a multiple of three) in an AC rotating machine are included, and when each of a DC component and an AC component in a d-axis sum current and a q-axis sum current obtained by performing a dq-transformation into a two-axis coordinate system on 2n detection currents on the assumption that all current amplitudes of the windings are the same is represented collectively with each of terms expressed by sine functions with different phases to one another, each of the current paths at each of 2n current path arrangement positions is arranged to have a positional relationship where error components are reduced by cancellation among coefficients included at least in one of the terms or by cancellation among values of the terms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira FURUKAWA, Kenichi AKITA, Daisuke SASAKI
  • Patent number: D906397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Jonas Sjögren, Sebastian Engwall, Mathias Walter, Mariano Vozzi, Daisuke Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ide, Akira Tagaya
  • Patent number: D911417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Jonas Sjögren, Sebastian Engwall, Mathias Walter, Mariano Vozzi, Daisuke Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ide, Akira Tagaya