Akira Yamada 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).
Abstract: A liquid discharge device performs recording by use of a liquid discharge head including discharge ports to discharge a liquid, pressure generation elements to generate energy to be used to discharge the liquid, and pressure chambers communicating with the discharge ports. The liquid discharge device includes a control unit to control a temperature of the liquid discharge head by applying heat with heating elements arranged in divided areas of a region of the liquid discharge head where the discharge ports are arranged. When there is recording data for the discharge port in a certain one of the divided areas, the control unit causes the heating element in the divided area to generate heat, and when there is no recording data for the discharge port in the certain divided area, the control unit keeps the heating element in the certain divided area from generating heat.
Abstract: The present invention has been made in view of the aforementioned problem and aims to provide a technique for reducing consumption of transmission power of an MTC device. The present invention relates to a communication terminal including measurement means for measuring a measurement target, reception means for receiving a certain condition regarding transmission from an application server, and determination means for determining, when the resulting measurement value satisfies the condition, that the measurement value should not be transmitted to the application server.
Abstract: An environment adjustment system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information of an environment related to a user, a drafting unit configured to draft an action plan to recommend to the user based on the environmental information, a transmission unit configured to transmit the action plan to the user's terminal, and a confirming unit configured to confirm whether the user has performed the action plan. When the drafting unit drafts a new action plan for another user or for the user, it drafts the new action plan using a result of the confirmation by the confirming unit.
Abstract: A traveling energy distribution system includes a plurality of supply facilities each of which is able to supply traveling energy to a vehicle, an information acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a vehicle, vehicle information relevant to an amount of traveling energy remaining in the vehicle and acquire, from each of the plurality of supply facilities, supply facility information relevant to an amount of traveling energy that can be supplied from that supply facility, and a determination unit configured to determine a transfer source supply facility and a transfer destination supply facility for traveling energy to be transferred from among the plurality of supply facilities and determine an amount of the traveling energy to be transferred based on the vehicle information and the supply facility information acquired by the information acquisition unit.
Abstract: A storage battery module rental system includes a storage battery module prepared in each providing point that is dispersedly distributed and that can be rented to a user, an acquisition unit configured to acquire individual information of a plurality of the users and module information from the storage battery module, the user being a rentee candidate of the storage battery module, a determining unit configured to determine an incentive given for renting the storage battery module based on the individual information and the module information in such a way that the incentive could differ for each user; and a notifying unit configured to notify the user of the incentive determined by the determining unit for each of the users.
Abstract: A non-magnetic toner is provided. The non-magnetic toner comprises a polyester resin, a release agent, and a colorant. A storage elastic modulus at 100° C. (G?(100° C.)) of the toner is from 1.0×103 to 1.0×106 Pa, and a storage elastic modulus at 160° C. (G?(160° C.)) of the toner is from 1.0×102 to 1.0×104 Pa. A ratio of loss elastic modulus to storage elastic modulus at 100° C. (tan ?(100° C.)) of the toner is greater than that at 130° C. (tan ?(130° C.)), and the tan ?(100° C.) and the tan ?(130° C.) are each within the range of from 1 to 2.
Abstract: A toner is provided. The toner contains a polyester resin. The toner has a glass transition temperature (Tg1st) at first temperature rising of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) of from 45° C. to 65° C. The toner includes a component insoluble in tetrahydrofuran (THF) having two glass transition temperatures (Tga1st and Tgb1st) at the first temperature rising of DSC, where Tga1st is in a range of ?45° C. to 5° C. and Tgb1st is in a range of 45° C. to 70° C. The toner includes a component soluble in THF having a glass transition temperature (Tg2nd) at second temperature rising of DSC of from 40° C. to 65° C.
Abstract: A silicon nanoparticle-containing hydrogen polysilsesquioxane calcined product to be covered by the invention, represented by general formula SiOx2Hy2(0.3<x2<1.5, 0.01<y2<0.35), containing 5% by weight to 65% by weight of silicon nanoparticles having a volume-basis mean particle size of more than 10 nanometers and less than 500 nanometers, having a chemical bond between a surface of the silicon nanoparticles and a silicon oxide structure derived from hydrogen polysilsesquioxane, having a Si—H bond, and substantially containing no carbon is silicon oxide applicable to a negative electrode active material for a secondary battery having excellent discharging capacity, initial charging and discharging efficiency and cycle characteristics.
Abstract: In order to keep possible local temperature differences in a liquid ejection head small to allow stable liquid ejection performance to be achieved, temperatures in a plurality of heating areas in a liquid ejection head are discretely controlled using heating elements and temperature detection elements.
Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatuses and methods having a memory cell string including memory cells located in different levels of the apparatus and a data line coupled to the memory cell string. The memory cell string includes a pillar body associated with the memory cells. At least one of such apparatus can include a module configured to store information in a memory cell among memory cells and/or to determine a value of information stored in a memory cell among memory cells. The module can also be configured to apply a voltage having a positive value to the data line and/or a source to control a potential of the body. Other embodiments are described.
December 20, 2018
May 16, 2019
Han Zhao, Akira Goda, Krishna K. Parat, Aurelio Giancarlo Mauri, Haitao Liu, Toru Tanzawa, Shigekazu Yamada, Koji Sakui
Abstract: A recording device includes, when a transporting direction of a medium is set to a first axis and a direction intersecting with the transporting direction is set to a second axis, a head which includes a nozzle column along the first axis; a pair of heads in which the heads discharging droplets of the same color are paired; and a head unit which includes a plurality of pairs of heads along the second axis. The pair of heads include a predetermined overlapping portion in which the nozzle columns are overlapped with each other in a side view from the second axis, the overlapping portion includes a plurality of nozzle regions divided along the second axis, and a position of the nozzle region which is used in discharge of the droplets is different from a position of the nozzle region of another pair of heads.
Abstract: A wedge-shaped contact region can be employed to provide electrical contacts to multiple electrically conductive layers in a three-dimensional device structure. A cavity including a generally wedge-shaped region and a primary region is formed in a dielectric matrix layer over a support structure. An alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers is formed by a series of conformal deposition processes in the cavity and over the dielectric matrix layer. The alternating stack can be planarized employing the top surface of the dielectric matrix layer as a stopping layer. A tip portion of each electrically conductive layer within remaining portions of the alternating stack is laterally offset from the tip of the generally wedge-shaped region by a respective lateral offset distance along a lateral protrusion direction. Contact via structures can be formed on the tip portions of the electrically conductive layers to provide electrical contact.
Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source mounted on a vehicle body and a light guide body for guiding light generated by the light source. On the light guide body, vertically to a light travelling direction, a plurality of notch-shaped portions are formed in line. The notch-shaped portions become narrow in pitch as the distance from the light source increases and are formed deeper as the distance from the light source increases. Preferably, the notch-shaped portions exhibit arc cross-sections having the same curvature radius, and the depths of the notch-shaped portions are specified by the central angles of the arc cross-sections.
May 19, 2014
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April 16, 2019
HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Akira Yamada, Shunsuke Iwao, Koji Ueda, Ryo Chijimatsu
Abstract: Provided is a wireless environment evaluation method including a step 1 acquiring a transmission and reception history of wireless signals transmitted and received between the plurality of wireless stations and acquiring or estimating a number of wireless stations in transmission standby, based on the transmission and reception history; a step 2 calculating a normal reception rate S in a congesting situation in reception according to the number of wireless stations in transmission standby; a step 3 acquiring a normal reception rate S? of the wireless signals per a fixed channel use time from the transmission and reception history in the prescribed wireless station; and a step 4 determining a degree of the exposed situation in reception according to a ratio of the normal reception rate S? to the normal reception rate S.
February 23, 2017
February 21, 2019
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Abstract: A control apparatus controls the operation of a starter such that, after an idling stop is executed and before a request for starting an engine is subsequently issued, the control apparatus executes a preset which causes a pinion to engage a ring gear. A control apparatus controls the operation of a starter such that, after an idling stop is executed and before a request for starting an engine is subsequently issued, the control apparatus executes a preset which causes a pinion to engage a ring gear. It is determined that the preset condition has been cancelled, and the preset is again executed. In that case, the pinion is already engaged with the ring gear at the time point when a request for starting the engine is issued. In that way it is unnecessary for the control apparatus to push out the pinion after a start request is issued.
Abstract: The disclosure includes an edge extracting unit configured to, based on image data corresponding to a print image, extract edge pixels forming an outline of a partial image, a dot formation specification determining unit configured to, based on the image data, determine dot formation specifications, and a print data generator configured to, based on the dot formation specifications, generate print data for causing execution of printing by a printing apparatus for printing the print image by discharging first ink on a printing medium and second ink that promotes spreading of the first ink on the printing medium to form the plurality of dots.
Abstract: The printing apparatus is provided with a transport mechanism section that transports work, a printing mechanism section that has nozzles, which carry out printing by discharging an ink, as liquid droplets, onto the work transported by the transport mechanism section, and an adjustment section that adjusts a volume per single droplet of the ink discharged from the nozzles on the basis of a separation distance between the nozzles and the work, which is positioned directly below the nozzles.
Abstract: A pseudo flame detecting portion detects a presence of a pseudo flame due to disturbance light when a sensor output of a flame sensor is equal to or greater than a pseudo flame threshold value and detects an absence of pseudo flame when the sensor output is equal to or less than another pseudo flame threshold value. The combustion controlling portion monitors the pseudo flame detection result from the pseudo flame detecting portion before an ignition attempt in the combustion equipment and, when the pseudo flame detection result continuously indicates presence of pseudo flame for a first monitoring time, cancels the ignition attempt in the combustion equipment.
Abstract: A flame detection adjusting portion adjusts a preset reference threshold value based on a sensor output indicating disturbance light obtained from a flame sensor before an ignition attempt in combustion equipment and outputs an obtained adjusted threshold value, and a combustion flame detecting portion detects a presence or an absence of a combustion flame in the combustion equipment based on the sensor output obtained from the flame sensor during combustion in the combustion equipment and an adjusted threshold value.