Patents by Inventor Akira Yamashita

Akira Yamashita 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: 20210083535
    Abstract: An magnet embedded type motor capable of reducing a counter electromotive voltage while suppressing reduction of a torque is provided. The magnet embedded type motor of the present disclosure includes a stator and a rotor rotatably disposed inside the stator. The rotor includes a rotor core and a plurality of magnet groups embedded in the rotor core along a circumferential direction, the rotor core includes a plurality of laminated metal foils. The rotor core has a pair of radially arranged magnet holes, a center side magnetic flux leakage prevention hole, and center side bridge portions for each magnetic pole. A pair of radially arranged magnets are embedded in the radially arranged magnet holes. In the rotor core, the center side bridge portion, a center portion, and an inter-magnetic pole portion are made of a nanocrystalline soft magnetic material, and another portion is made of an amorphous soft magnetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumitaka YOSHINAGA, Akira YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 10937473
    Abstract: Drivers for read and write operations of memory arrays are described. In one aspect, a memory device can include an input/output (I/O) circuit to facilitate read and write operations with the memory device. One driver can generate clock signals for the command circuit to aid with the performance of the write operations. Another driver can generate clock signals for the I/O circuit to aid with the performance of the read operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Kitagawa, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10860160
    Abstract: A display control device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire location information items representing locations of each of a plurality of vehicles and a plurality of status information items representing statuses of each of the plurality of vehicles, the plurality of vehicles being registered in advance in association with a user using a user terminal; a setting receiving unit configured to receive a display condition set by the user; and a display control unit configured to display a map image on the user terminal such that an icon image representing a vehicle whose status information item satisfies the display condition is positioned at the center of the map image and a position of the icon image of the vehicle in the map image corresponds to the location of the vehicle represented by the location information item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Keisuke Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200343041
    Abstract: Provided is a motor capable of having an improved output while keeping the mechanical strength of the stator core. A motor includes: a stator including a stator core including an annular yoke having an outer part and an inner part and teeth extending inwardly from the inner part of the yoke, and a coil wound around the teeth; and a rotor rotatably disposed inside of the stator. The stator core includes the lamination of sheet members made of a soft magnetic material. Each sheet member has a binding part to bind the sheet members in the lamination at a first part corresponding to the outer part of the yoke. At least the binding part of the first part is made of an amorphous soft magnetic material. The sheet member has a second part other than the first part, and the second part is made of a nanocrystal soft magnetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumitaka Yoshinaga, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10803923
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for providing clocks in a semiconductor device are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a clock generating circuit configured to generate an output clock signal based on one of rising and trailing edges of first, second, third and fourth clock signals in a first mode, phases of the first, second, third and fourth clock signals being shifted to each other. The clock generating circuit is further configured to generate the output clock signal based on both of rising and trailing edges of fifth and sixth clock signals in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Kitagawa, Kazuhiro Kurihara, Kohei Nakamura, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10734046
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for providing voltages to conductive lines between which clock signal lines are disposed are disclosed. Voltages provided to the conductive lines may provide voltage conditions for clock signals on the clock signal lines that are relatively the same for at least some of the clock edges of the clock signals. Having the same voltage conditions may mitigate variations in timing/phase between the clock signals due to different voltage influences when a clock signal transitions from a low clock level to a high clock level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Kitagawa, Akira Yamashita, Shuichi Murai, Kohei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10734060
    Abstract: Apparatuses for receiving an input data signal are described. An example apparatus includes: a plurality of data input circuits and an internal data strobe generator. Each data input circuit of the plurality of data input circuits includes: an amplifier that receives data from a data terminal, and latches the data in an enable state and refrains from latching data in a disable state; and a voltage control circuit coupled to a tail node of the amplifier and provides a first voltage to the tail node during the enable state, and further provides a second voltage different from the first voltage to the tail node in a first mode and to sets the tail node in a floating state in a second mode during the disable state. The internal data strobe signal generator provides a plurality of internal data strobe signals to the plurality of corresponding data input circuits respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10712000
    Abstract: An ash discharge system has a conveyor device which transports clinker ash out of a region that is below a furnace bottom of a boiler furnace; and a separation device provided at a passage of the clinker ash from the furnace bottom to the conveyor device, the separation device including a separator which permits the clinker ash with a predetermined size or less to pass through the separator, and inhibits a large-mass clinker from passing through the separator, the large-mass clinker being the clinker ash with a size larger than the predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ozeki, Yoshihiko Takemura, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Kei Takakura, Hiroshi Ito, Keiichi Mashio, Hiroshi Aoyagi, Takeshi Kawana, Akira Yamashita, Ryutaro Okada, Keita Tsunemori
  • Publication number: 20200118608
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for providing voltages to conductive lines between which clock signal lines are disposed are disclosed. Voltages provided to the conductive lines may provide voltage conditions for clock signals on the clock signal lines that are relatively the same for at least some of the clock edges of the clock signals. Having the same voltage conditions may mitigate variations in timing/phase between the clock signals due to different voltage influences when a clock signal transitions from a low clock level to a high clock level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Kitagawa, Akira Yamashita, Shuichi Murai, Kohei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10622532
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion module includes a plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements formed on a first main surface of an inner tube, and a plurality of projections formed on a second main surface of an outer tube. The thermoelectric conversion element includes an interconnection, and an electrode formed at a first distance from the second main surface in a second direction. When the thermoelectric conversion module is seen from a first direction, the projections include a first projection and a second projection formed at a spacing therebetween in a third direction. A shortest distance between a first lateral surface and a top portion of the first projection and a shortest distance between a second lateral surface and a top portion of the second projection are smaller than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Hidetada Tokioka, Takayuki Morioka, Kunihiko Nishimura, Shinya Nishimura, Mutsumi Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10584799
    Abstract: In a pressure reduction valve device, a valve body and a distal end portion of a support member are accommodated in a valve accommodation hole of a body. The distal end portion is inserted through an urging member accommodation hole. An inner introduction passage is formed between an outer peripheral surface of the distal end portion and an inner peripheral surface of the urging member accommodation hole. An outer introduction passage is formed between an outer surface of the valve body and an inner surface of the valve accommodation hole. The support member is provided with communication holes that establish communication between a gas inlet provided through the body and the valve accommodation hole in an axial direction. The inner introduction passage and the outer introduction passage are opposed, in an axial direction thereof, to the communication passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Kubo, Masayuki Sekine, Akira Nakano, Shota Yamamoto, Yutaka Hotta, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10576924
    Abstract: An airbag is installed in a storage section of an instrument panel. The airbag includes a bag body, a part of which is constituted by a peripheral wall panel section. The peripheral wall panel section includes a pair of panels arranged in the vehicle width direction. At least one of the panels includes an assembled panel, in which adjacent fabric pieces are joined by a peripheral edge joint section. The assembled panel includes a support inflation section, which, when the bag body is deployed and inflated, projects outward of the bag body further than the other sections of the assembled panel so as to be in contact with the instrument panel. The support inflation section is constituted by a part of the peripheral edge joint section and a part of each of the two fabric pieces that are joined by the peripheral edge joint section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John Ruddy, Brandon Streeter, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10562072
    Abstract: A grizzly apparatus includes a plurality of grizzly bars arranged at predetermined intervals in a second direction perpendicular to a first direction which is an extension direction of center axes of the grizzly bars. Each of the plurality of grizzly bars is rotatable in a direction opposite to a direction of rotation of its adjacent grizzly bar so that a slit through which a screening target object passes and a gap through which the screening target object does not pass alternately emerge, between adjacent grizzly bars. The guide includes an outer member forming its outer shape, and has at least one guide surface inclined with respect to the second direction in such a way that the guide surface descends as the guide surface advances in the second direction toward the slit to guide the screening target object having fallen onto the guide to the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ozeki, Yoshihiko Takemura, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Kei Takakura, Hiroshi Ito, Keiichi Mashio, Hiroshi Aoyagi, Takeshi Kawana, Akira Yamashita, Ryutaro Okada, Keita Tsunemori
  • Publication number: 20200051603
    Abstract: Drivers for read and write operations of memory arrays are described. In one aspect, a memory device can include an input/output (I/O) circuit to facilitate read and write operations with the memory device. One driver can generate clock signals for the command circuit to aid with the performance of the write operations. Another driver can generate clock signals for the I/O circuit to aid with the performance of the read operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Kitagawa, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10556597
    Abstract: An operation information management device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire operation information items of each of a plurality of vehicles; an evaluating unit configured to make evaluations of drivers respectively associated with each of the plurality of vehicles, the evaluations being made based on the operation information items; a determining unit configured to determine a ranking of one or more of the drivers associated with each of one or more vehicles of the plurality of vehicles which are classified into the same type of vehicle, the determining of the ranking being performed based on the evaluations of the one or more drivers; and a display control unit configured to control a display unit such that the display unit displays the ranking of the one or more drivers determined by the determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Keisuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10559343
    Abstract: A memory device includes an internal storage unit configured to store mode data specifying an operating speed of the memory device; a control decoder coupled to the internal storage unit, the control decoder configured to generate a delay control signal based on the mode data; and an input buffer coupled to the control decoder, the input buffer configured to adjust a delay of an input signal based on the delay control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Kenji Asaki
  • Publication number: 20200039461
    Abstract: An airbag is installed in a storage section of an instrument panel. The airbag includes a bag body, a part of which is constituted by a peripheral wall panel section. The peripheral wall panel section includes a pair of panels arranged in the vehicle width direction. At least one of the panels includes an assembled panel, in which adjacent fabric pieces are joined by a peripheral edge joint section. The assembled panel includes a support inflation section, which, when the bag body is deployed and inflated, projects outward of the bag body further than the other sections of the assembled panel so as to be in contact with the instrument panel. The support inflation section is constituted by a part of the peripheral edge joint section and a part of each of the two fabric pieces that are joined by the peripheral edge joint section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: John RUDDY, Brandon STREETER, Akira YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200028048
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion module includes a plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements formed on a first main surface of an inner tube, and a plurality of projections formed on a second main surface of an outer tube. The thermoelectric conversion element includes an interconnection, and an electrode formed at a first distance from the second main surface in a second direction. When the thermoelectric conversion module is seen from a first direction, the projections include a first projection and a second projection formed at a spacing therebetween in a third direction. A shortest distance between a first lateral surface and a top portion of the first projection and a shortest distance between a second lateral surface and a top portion of the second projection are smaller than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira YAMASHITA, Hidetada TOKIOKA, Takayuki MORIOKA, Kunihiko NISHIMURA, Shinya NISHIMURA, Mutsumi TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200027494
    Abstract: A memory device includes an internal storage unit configured to store mode data specifying an operating speed of the memory device; a control decoder coupled to the internal storage unit, the control decoder configured to generate a delay control signal based on the mode data; and an input buffer coupled to the control decoder, the input buffer configured to adjust a delay of an input signal based on the delay control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Kenji Asaki
  • Patent number: 10534379
    Abstract: A pressure reducing valve includes a body, an annular valve seat, a valve element, and a pressing mechanism configured to press the valve element. The pressing mechanism includes a plug provided downstream of the valve seat and having a plug hole, and a pin including a sliding portion and an upstream end, the sliding portion having a shaft shape and being inserted in the plug hole such that a gap is provided between the sliding portion and an inner peripheral surface of the plug hole, and the upstream end being provided upstream of the sliding portion so as to contact the valve element. A fitting length of the sliding portion with respect to the plug hole and the gap between the sliding portion and the plug hole satisfy 0.0005 L<C<0.00908 L, where L indicates the fitting length, and C indicates the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, TOYOTA TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Sugiyama, Koji Nishi, Akira Nakano, Yutaka Hotta, Akira Yamashita, Shota Yamamoto, Yasushi Mitsuishi