Patents by Inventor Akitaka Kanamori

Akitaka Kanamori 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: 20210231285
    Abstract: The optical unit 10 includes a light source 12, an electromagnetic wave generator, a first reflector 14 configured to reflect emitted light L emitted from the light source 12 and electromagnetic waves emitted by the electromagnetic wave generator in a first reflection region R1 whose reflection direction is changed periodically, and a second reflector 16 configured to reflect first reflected light L1 reflected by the first reflector and first electromagnetic waves again in a second reflection region R2 whose reflection direction is changed periodically. The first reflector 14 is configured to scan the second reflection region R2 with the first reflected light L and the first electromagnetic waves. The second reflector 16 is configured to form a light distribution pattern by performing scanning with second reflected light L2, and to detect a surrounding object by performing scanning with second electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akitaka KANAMORI
  • Publication number: 20210129740
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting system is provided in a vehicle capable of traveling in an automated driving mode, and includes: a lighting unit configured to form a light distribution pattern by emitting light toward the outside of the vehicle; and a lighting control unit configured to change the brightness of the light distribution pattern according to a driving mode of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki KATO, Akinori MATSUMOTO, Akitaka KANAMORI, Teruaki YAMAMOTO, Yoshiaki FUSHIMI
  • Publication number: 20200174100
    Abstract: A translucent cover (1012) defines a lamp chamber (1013) together with a housing (1011) while forming a portion of an outer face of a vehicle. A LiDAR sensor (1161) is disposed in the lamp chamber (1013) to detect external information of the vehicle. A half mirror (1162) is disposed in the lamp chamber (1013) so as to cover the LiDAR sensor (1161) from a side where the translucent cover (1162) is disposed. The translucent cover (1012) has a first transparency to visible light. The half mirror (1162) has a second transparency to the visible light that is lower than the first transparency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi HORI, Norimasa YAMAMOTO, Akitaka KANAMORI, Akinori MATSUMOTO, Teruaki YAMAMOTO, Minami KATAGIRI, Yoshiaki FUSHIMI, Naoki TAKII, Yasuyuki KATO
  • Publication number: 20200158307
    Abstract: An optical unit includes: a light source; a first reflector that reflects emitted light emitted from the light source, at a first reflection region of which the reflecting direction is periodically changed; and a second reflector that further reflects first reflected light reflected by the first reflector, at a second reflection region of which the reflecting direction is periodically changed. The first reflector is configured such that the second reflection region is scanned with the first reflected light. In the second reflector, the second reflection region is formed such as to reflect the first reflected light to provide second reflected light with which scanning is performed to produce a light distribution pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akitaka KANAMORI
  • Patent number: 10634329
    Abstract: A lamp unit includes: a light source module; and an optical system for projecting light emitted from the light source module with a required light distribution. The light source module includes a thermally-conductive plate, a circuit board attached to the thermally-conductive plate, and a light emitting element mounted on the circuit board and powered via the circuit board. The thermally-conductive plate is provided with a mounting portion for mounting the optical system at a predetermined position with the light emitting element as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akitaka Kanamori
  • Publication number: 20190368707
    Abstract: A lamp unit includes: a light source module; and an optical system for projecting light emitted from the light source module with a required light distribution. The light source module includes a thermally-conductive plate, a circuit board attached to the thermally-conductive plate, and a light emitting element mounted on the circuit board and powered via the circuit board. The thermally-conductive plate is provided with a mounting portion for mounting the optical system at a predetermined position with the light emitting element as a reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akitaka KANAMORI
  • Publication number: 20190324130
    Abstract: A sensor unit is configured to sense external information of the vehicle. A temperature adjusting section is configured to perform temperature adjustment of the sensor unit. An information acquiring section is configured to acquire identification information of a user while an engine of the vehicle is stopped. A control section is configured to cause the temperature adjusting section to initiate the temperature adjustment in response to acquisition of the identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruaki Yamamoto, Naoki Takii, Akitaka Kanamori
  • Patent number: 10359165
    Abstract: An FPC includes a base film and a land provided in a conductive pattern formed on a surface of the base film. The land includes a window portion which enables the state of a solder to be checked from the back side of the base film 31 when the FPC is bonded to the circuit board by solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akitaka Kanamori
  • Publication number: 20190041019
    Abstract: An FPC includes a base film and a land provided in a conductive pattern formed on a surface of the base film. The land includes a window portion which enables the state of a solder to be checked from the back side of the base film 31 when the FPC is bonded to the circuit board by solder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: Akitaka Kanamori
  • Patent number: 8998463
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus is provided with: a light-emitting module; a control circuit unit configured to control the lighting of the light-emitting module; a heat-radiating substrate configured to support the light-emitting module and the control circuit unit in such a manner as to recover the heat produced by the light-emitting module and the control circuit unit; and a connection support unit mounted on the heat-radiating substrate in such a state as to support an electrically conductive member by which to electrically connect the light-emitting module and the control circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Matsumoto, Tetsuya Suzuki, Tomoyuki Nakagawa, Akitaka Kanamori, Takayuki Saito, Kaname Miyagishima, Hiroki Fujimura
  • Patent number: 8866388
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp controller includes a lamp control unit that performs lamp control, in which light amount or light distribution of each of a plurality of lamps to be provided on a vehicle that runs on electric power from a battery, is controlled, according to a priority that is assigned to each of the plurality of lamps, wherein the priorities are determined based on degrees of necessity of the plurality of lamps in securing safety for the vehicle. The vehicle lamp controller may further include a remaining battery charge detecting device for detecting a remaining charge of a battery, and the lamp control unit may be configured to perform the lamp control according to the priorities when the remaining charge becomes lower than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akitaka Kanamori, Kentaro Tani, Naoki Tatara
  • Patent number: 8705246
    Abstract: An electronic part includes an electronic part body, an electrode terminal that protrudes from the electronic part body, and that electrically connects the electronic part to an external electrode when a flexible conductor is joined to an electrode surface, and a holder made of an insulating material, and joined to the electronic part body. The holder is interposed between a mounting plate and the electronic part body when the electronic part is mounted to the mounting plate, and the holder is in contact with a surface of the electrode terminal opposite from the electrode surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akitaka Kanamori, Takahiro Kadowaki
  • Publication number: 20130181798
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus is configured to supply power to a load mounted on a vehicle. The power supply apparatus includes a case and a transformer disposed inside the case in a fixed manner. The transformer includes a base made of a resin and fixed to the case, a core attached to the base, a winding wound on the core, and a metal terminal attached to the base. The metal terminal has a solder connection portion to which an end portion of the winding is soldered. The base has a resin melted portion adhered, after being melted, to a portion of the metal terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Akitaka KANAMORI, Takahiro KADOWAKI
  • Publication number: 20130002135
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp controller includes a lamp control unit that performs lamp control, in which light amount or light distribution of each of a plurality of lamps to be provided on a vehicle that runs on electric power from a battery, is controlled, according to a priority that is assigned to each of the plurality of lamps, wherein the priorities are determined based on degrees of necessity of the plurality of lamps in securing safety for the vehicle. The vehicle lamp controller may further include a remaining battery charge detecting device for detecting a remaining charge of a battery, and the lamp control unit may be configured to perform the lamp control according to the priorities when the remaining charge becomes lower than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akitaka KANAMORI, Kentaro TANI, Naoki TATARA
  • Publication number: 20120155101
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus is provided with: a light-emitting module; a control circuit unit configured to control the lighting of the light-emitting module; a heat-radiating substrate configured to support the light-emitting module and the control circuit unit in such a manner as to recover the heat produced by the light-emitting module and the control circuit unit; and a connection support unit mounted on the heat-radiating substrate in such a state as to support an electrically conductive member by which to electrically connect the light-emitting module and the control circuit unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Matsumoto, Tetsuya Suzuki, Tomoyuki Nakagawa, Akitaka Kanamori, Takayuki Saito, Kaname Miyagishima, Hiroki Fujimura
  • Publication number: 20120075819
    Abstract: An electronic part includes an electronic part body, an electrode terminal that protrudes from the electronic part body, and that electrically connects the electronic part to an external electrode when a flexible conductor is joined to an electrode surface, and a holder made of an insulating material, and joined to the electronic part body. The holder is interposed between a mounting plate and the electronic part body when the electronic part is mounted to the mounting plate, and the holder is in contact with a surface of the electrode terminal opposite from the electrode surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akitaka Kanamori, Takahiro Kadowaki