Patents by Inventor Akira Suzuki

Akira Suzuki 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: 20210162609
    Abstract: Provided is an actuator in which a load applied to a shaft and a workpiece is controlled. The actuator includes a support part that rotatably supports the shaft, a linear motion motor that moves the shaft in a direction of a central axis, a connecting member that is at least a part of a member connecting a mover of the linear motion motor and the support part, a strain gauge that detects strain of the connecting member, and a control device that controls the linear motion motor, based on the strain detected by the strain gauge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Fukushima, Masashi Ishii, Hiroki Niwa, Akira Suzuki, Kazuto Oga, Shogo Wakuta, Satoshi Hara, Shigeki Hayashi, Tomofumi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11018611
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a multi-phase rotating electric machine includes at least one electric power converter, a command value calculator and an input voltage determiner. The at least one electric power converter converts DC power into multi-phase AC power and supplies the multi-phase AC power to the rotating electric machine. The command value calculator calculates command values for operating the at least one electric power converter. The input voltage determiner determines whether an input voltage of the at least one electric power converter is within a normal operation range. When the input voltage is determined by the input voltage determiner to be outside the normal operation range, the control apparatus switches control to ignore voltage change or current change caused by the reverse input of an external force to the rotating electric machine from a load side or suppress control fluctuation caused by the reverse input of the external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro Nakashima, Nobuyori Nakajima, Takafumi Sato, Akira Takesaki, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11009379
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermal flow rate measurement device that is capable of highly accurate correction of the temperature of an intake gas flow rate using a two-dimensional correction map that stores a correction value in association with temperature and intake gas flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Suzuki, Keiji Hanzawa, Junichi Horie, Akira Kotabe
  • Patent number: 11002973
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a display control section that generates a virtual space image by specifying a viewpoint position and a direction of line of sight and displays the image on a head-mounted display. The display control section can specify a plurality of positions in the virtual space as viewpoint positions and can change the viewpoint position to a position determined from among the plurality of positions in accordance with an attitude of the head-mounted display, and when the viewpoint position is changed, the display control section specifies, as a direction of line of sight, the direction in which a first position in the virtual space is seen from the changed viewpoint position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Kake, Takayuki Ishida, Akira Suzuki, Yasuhiro Watari
  • Publication number: 20210130406
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a novel peptide capable of treating, preventing, or ameliorating a mood disorder. The present invention provides a peptide having an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1 and having an amino acid length of 6 to 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kousaku OHINATA, Saho ASAKURA, Hideyuki SUZUKI, Masaru SATO, Akira ITO, Yuki HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210132519
    Abstract: A toner includes a toner particle containing a binder resin and an inorganic infrared absorbent particle, wherein (1) in spectrometry of a fixed image obtained by fixing an unfixed image formed on a recording material by using the toner in a loading amount of 0.30 mg/cm2, a maximum value of a light absorbance in a wavelength range of 400 nm or more and 800 nm or less is 10% or less, and (2) in cross section observation of the toner particle using a transmission electron microscope, when a circle having the center of gravity of a cross section image of the toner particle as the center thereof and having a radius of 2.0 ?m is drawn and the circle is divided into four to form four quadrants, a coefficient of variation in number of the inorganic infrared absorbent particles observed in each quadrant is 0.50 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Akira Hashimoto, Takeshi Yamamoto, Ryuji Higashi, Takayuki Toyoda, Maki Okajima, Akiko Kitao, Koichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10998887
    Abstract: A power device driving apparatus drives a plurality of power devices including first and second power devices. In the apparatus, a plurality of drive circuits are separately provided for at least the first power device and the second power device and output drive signals to the respective power devices. The isolated power supply includes a first isolated power supply unit that supplies a first supply voltage, and a second isolated power supply unit that supplies a second supply voltage that is different from the first supply voltage. The plurality of drive circuits includes a first drive circuit that uses the first supply voltage supplied from the first isolated power supply unit to output the drive signal to the first power device, and a second drive circuit that uses the second supply voltage supplied from the second isolated power supply unit to output the drive signal to the second power device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tokumasu, Tomotaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210121843
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid treatment system, including: a plurality of fluid channel devices arranged in series along a regular channel; a plurality of flow control valves each adjusting the flow rate of a treatment target fluid flowing into each of the plurality of fluid channel devices; a flow control valve provided on the upstream side of the plurality of fluid channel device and operable to change the flow rate of the treatment target fluid flowing into each of the plurality of fluid channel device; a bypass channel allowing the treatment target fluid to flow so as to bypass the fluid channel device in which abnormality has occurred, and a plurality of bypass selector valves selectable between a state of allowing the flow of the treatment target fluid in the bypass channel and a state of blocking the flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Akira MATSUOKA, Tsuyoshi KAKIO, Yuji KURISHIRO, Fumiaki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10957104
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a photographed image acquiring unit acquires an image which has been photographed by a camera attached to a head mount display. A region determining unit predicts a region which a user gazes at in a display image. An image analyzing unit has a first fineness processing unit and a second fineness processing unit, with the former analyzing a region corresponding to the gaze region in the photographed image with a higher fineness than the latter. An information processing unit performs information processing by using the result of analysis. An image generating unit has a first fineness processing unit and a second fineness processing unit, with the former generating a display image on the gaze region with a higher fineness than the latter. An output unit sends data of the display image to the head mount display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ishida, Akio Ohba, Akihiko Sugawara, Yasuhiro Watari, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10935911
    Abstract: A fixing device includes an endless belt rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a nip formation assembly disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt. An opposed rotary body is pressed against the nip formation assembly via the endless belt to form a fixing nip between the endless belt and the opposed rotary body through which a recording medium bearing a toner image is conveyed. A belt holder contacts and supports each lateral end of the endless belt in an axial direction thereof. The belt holder is isolated from the opposed rotary body with a first interval interposed therebetween in the axial direction of the endless belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Teppei Kawata, Masahiko Satoh, Masaaki Yoshikawa, Kenji Ishii, Hiroshi Yoshinaga, Tadashi Ogawa, Takahiro Imada, Hiromasa Takagi, Kazuya Saito, Naoki Iwaya, Kensuke Yamaji, Takamasa Hase, Toshihiko Shimokawa, Shuutaroh Yuasa, Takuya Seshita, Takeshi Uchitani, Arinobu Yoshiura, Hajime Gotoh, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10875330
    Abstract: A printing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a housing and a frame having a supported portion which is supported by the housing on a first side and an unsupported portion not supported by the housing on a second side. A printer is provided on the frame. An upper sheet carrying guide is provided below the frame. A lower sheet carrying guide is provided below the upper sheet carrying guide. The lower sheet carrying guide is shaped and positioned to form a gap, into which a sheet to be printed by the printer is inserted, between the upper sheet carrying guide and the lower sheet carrying guide. A stopper is provided on the upper sheet carrying guide. The stopper being shaped and positioned to abut against the lower sheet carrying guide when the frame is deformed around the supported portion within an elastic deformation range of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200372607
    Abstract: A video display system that includes a display device and an image processing device. The display device is mounted on the head of a user for use. The image processing device generates a plurality of unsynthesized images having different resolutions that are to be used for display by the display device, and transmits the generated unsynthesized images to the display device. The display device receives the unsynthesized images transmitted from the image processing device, and displays a display image that is obtained by synthesizing the unsynthesized images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Akihiko Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10810701
    Abstract: Provided is a video display system that includes a display device and an image processing device. The display device is mounted on the head of a user for use. The image processing device generates a plurality of unsynthesized images having different resolutions that are to be used for display by the display device, and transmits the generated unsynthesized images to the display device. The display device receives the unsynthesized images transmitted from the image processing device, and displays a display image that is obtained by synthesizing the unsynthesized images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Akihiko Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10802419
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a developer container including a frame configured to define a developer containing portion, a first electrode, and a second electrode arranged on a surface of the frame and having a surface opposed to the first electrode, a developer amount in the developer containing portion being detected based on a capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode, the method including: holding a conductive resin member constituting the second electrode on a mold configured to mold the frame, a surface of the conductive resin member being in contact with a surface of the mold configured to mold a surface of the frame on a side of the developer containing portion; injecting a resin to be formed into the frame, into the mold on which the conductive resin member is held; and curing the resin to form the frame to which the second electrode is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taku Watanabe, Masahito Kato, Go Shindo, Atsushi Toda, Katsuichi Abe, Motonari Ito, Akira Suzuki, Junichi Matsumura, Naoki Matsumaru
  • Publication number: 20200316864
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus includes an optical system unit, a modeling unit, and a separation member. The optical system unit includes an exit region from which light is emitted. The modeling unit includes a modeling region to which photosensitive material is supplied, the photosensitive material being sensitive to the light emitted from the exit region. The separation member is translucent, and is arranged at least between the exit region of the optical system unit and the modeling region. This makes it possible to suppress a deterioration in a performance of an optical system that is caused due to the occurrence of a volatile constituent of photosensitive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: KEI SATOU, AKIRA SUZUKI, HIDEKAZU KAWANISHI, JUGO MITOMO
  • Patent number: 10789491
    Abstract: A traffic light recognition device includes: a camera that captures an image around a vehicle; a map information acquisition unit configured to acquire map information around the vehicle; a self-position detector configured to detect the position of a self-position on a map; a traffic light position estimator configured to estimate the position on an image of a traffic light on the basis of the self-position and the map information; a vehicle behavior estimator configured to estimate a vehicle behavior; a traffic light detection area calculator configured to set a detection area of the traffic light onto the image based on the estimated position on the image of the traffic light and an amount of displacement of the position on the image of the traffic light due to a behavior of the vehicle; and a traffic light recognition unit configured to detect a traffic light from the detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daiki Yamanoi, Haruo Matsuo, Takahiko Oki, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10776900
    Abstract: Provided is a video display system that includes a display device and an image processing device. The display device is mounted on the head of a user for use. The image processing device generates a plurality of unsynthesized images having different resolutions that are to be used for display by the display device, and transmits the generated unsynthesized images to the display device. The display device receives the unsynthesized images transmitted from the image processing device, and displays a display image that is obtained by synthesizing the unsynthesized images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Akihiko Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10739465
    Abstract: A wireless device includes a circuit board, a communicator disposed on the circuit board, and a casing accommodating the circuit board and the communicator. The casing has a through-hole in a side face. An antenna element is disposed on the exterior of the casing. A feeder extends through the through-hole in the casing and feeds electrical power from the communicator to the antenna element at a predetermined feeding position. A ground terminal extends through the through-hole in the casing and electrically connects the circuit board to the antenna element at a ground position of the antenna element at a predetermined distance from the feeding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katsuda, Akira Suzuki, Akihisa Ohmura, Hiroki Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10724859
    Abstract: A distance-measuring device includes first and second stereoscopic cameras each to be used to measure the distance to an object included in an imaging range. The first stereoscopic camera includes two imaging elements arranged side by side in a first direction, and the second stereoscopic camera includes two imaging elements arranged side by side in a second direction. The second direction is defined as a direction which intersects a plane containing the first direction and an imaging direction of the first stereoscopic camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Manabu Ishioka, Hidehiko Ogasawara, Yasuhiro Watari, Masao Shimizu, Takayuki Ishida, Toshihiro Kusunoki, Yuichiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200163881
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a preparation expected to improve the bitter taste of an organic acid salt of vonoprazan and permit rapid dissolution of the organic acid salt of vonoprazan after administration. The present invention provides a preparation containing fine granules or granules containing (1) a core granule containing an organic acid salt of vonoprazan, (2) an intermediate layer containing the same organic acid as the organic acid forming the salt of vonoprazan in (1), or a salt thereof, and (3) a coating layer containing a water-insoluble polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujii, Akira Suzuki