Patents by Inventor Atsushi Goto

Atsushi Goto 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).

  • Patent number: 10843681
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus selects one of a power-on control and a power-off control for execution of a shift-down action in a transmission of a vehicle, and implements the selected power-on or power-off control. When a running speed of the vehicle is not lower than a predetermined value, the control apparatus selects one of the power-on control and the power-off control, based on a target input torque that is to be inputted to the transmission. When the vehicle running speed is lower than the predetermined value, the control apparatus selects one of the power-on control and the power-off control, based on an actual input torque that is actually inputted to the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Goto, Kenta Kumazaki, Kazuyuki Shiiba, Tooru Matsubara, Masato Yoshikawa, Kazuomi Okasaka, Atsushi Kayukawa, Daisuke Suyama, Mitsuru Maeda
  • Patent number: 10845840
    Abstract: An operation feel imparting type input device includes a fixed part, a rotating body rotatably supported by the fixed part, a rotatable operation knob fixed to the rotating body, a rotation angle detection unit configured to detect a rotation angle of the rotating body, a brake application unit configured to apply a braking force to the rotating body, a torque application unit configured to apply a torque to the rotating body, a control unit configured to control the brake application unit and the torque application unit, and an operation torque detection unit configured to detect the magnitude of an operation torque applied to the rotating body. When the rotating body is rotated from an endstop, brake release is performed according to the magnitude of the operation torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Goto, Kazunari Takahashi, Ryuichiro Yasuhara
  • Publication number: 20200327690
    Abstract: A 3D object detection method includes: obtaining two-dimensional (2D) coordinates of at least one predetermined key point of a target object in an image to be processed; constructing a pseudo 3D detection body of the target object in a 2D space according to the 2D coordinates of the at least one predetermined key point; obtaining depth information of a plurality of vertices of the pseudo 3D detection body; and determining a 3D detection body of the target object in a 3D space according to the depth information of the plurality of vertices of the pseudo 3D detection body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: SENSETIME GROUP LIMITED, HONDA MOTOR CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yingjie CAI, Shinan LIU, Xingyu ZENG, Junjie YAN, Xiaogang WANG, Atsushi Kawamura, Yuji Yasui, Tokitomo Ariyoshi, Yuji Kaneda, Yuhi Goto
  • Publication number: 20200326746
    Abstract: An input device includes a fixed unit, a rotary member rotatably supported by the fixed unit, a rotation-detecting unit that detects a rotation angle of the rotary member, a brake-applying unit that applies a braking force to the rotary member, a torque-applying unit that applies a driving torque to the rotary member, and a control unit that controls the brake-applying unit and the torque-applying unit. The brake-applying unit includes magnetorheological fluid, a brake-applying coil that applies a magnetic field to the magnetorheological fluid, a shaft to which braking torque that changes with viscosity of the magnetorheological fluid is applied, and a transmission gear provided on the shaft and that is in mesh with a gear provided on the rotary member. The shaft is positioned on an outer side with respect to the rotary member in a radial direction of the rotary member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Asuka KOIKE, Takeaki MAEHATA, Ryuichiro YASUHARA, Kazunari TAKAHASHI, Atsushi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20200297193
    Abstract: An endoscope includes an image pickup device inserted into a through hole in a housing, in which the image pickup device includes an optical unit including a distal end lens and optical members, and an image pickup unit, the distal end lens is fixed to a distal end portion of the through hole, the optical members are held by a lens frame, the lens frame being inserted into the through hole, and a part of the lens frame being bonded to the through hole, and the image pickup unit includes a unit frame fixed to the lens frame, a front portion of the unit frame being inserted into the through hole and being bonded to the through hole, and an outer surface of a rear portion of the unit frame including stoppers to which a jig is to be fixed, the rear portion not being inserted into the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi TAKAHASHI, Atsushi GOTO
  • Patent number: 10768657
    Abstract: An operation device includes an operation unit including an operation body worked by an operator's manipulation; a position detecting part detecting a position of the operation body; and a display unit displaying a position of the operation body. The display unit includes an operation member, a supporting body, and a movable load applying mechanism including a movable member, a magnetic generating mechanism, a magnetorheological fluid, and an operation controlling part. The display unit includes a display part displaying the operation position. A display controlling part PS controls a display. A controller is included to control the operation controlling part and the display controlling part. In a control method of the operation device, the controller controls to display a state of the operation position of the operation body on the display part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Goto, Kazunari Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10752416
    Abstract: A packing member includes a structure for accommodating an object-to-be-accommodated and a cylindrical sheet for covering the structure. The cylindrical sheet includes a first portion having a heat contraction property and includes a second portion having an elasticity higher than that of the first portion. The first portion has a display portion. The display portion is provided on a surface extending along a predetermined direction of the structure. Free end portions of the first portion and the second portion contract to surround an end surface of the structure crossing the predetermined direction of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Goto, Satoshi Kumamoto
  • Patent number: 10738854
    Abstract: A manipulation device has a manipulation body operated by the manipulator in a manipulation direction, a support body freely supporting the operation of the manipulation body, and a movable load imparting mechanism imparting a load to the manipulation body. The movable load imparting mechanism has a movable member engaged with the movable axis of the manipulation body, a magnetism generating mechanism having a coil that generates a magnetic field and a first yoke provided so as to enclose the coil, and a magnetic viscous fluid, its viscosity changing according to the strength of a magnetic field. The magnetic viscous fluid is filled in a first gap between the first yoke and the movable member. In the gap, a first buffering layer not harder than the movable member is provided on at least one of the opposing plane of the first yoke and the opposing plane of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunari Takahashi, Atsushi Goto
  • Patent number: 10730285
    Abstract: On a conveyance path of a liquid absorbing member including a porous body, a liquid absorbing unit 2 that absorbs a first liquid from a first image, a recovery liquid applying unit 3 that applies a recovery liquid to the porous body absorbing the liquid and a liquid collecting unit 4 that collects a liquid component absorbed by the porous body are arranged in this order, and a cleaning unit 5 that brings a cleaning member into contact with the conveyance path of the porous body is disposed at least between the liquid absorbing unit and the recovery liquid applying unit or between the liquid collecting unit and the liquid absorbing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakamoto, Satoshi Masuda, Yoshiyuki Honda, Toru Yamane, Kyosuke Deguchi, Ryosuke Hirokawa, Toru Ohnishi, Akihiro Mouri, Noboru Toyama, Toshimori Miyakoshi, Hiroaki Motooka, Ryohei Goto
  • Publication number: 20200243288
    Abstract: An input device includes a first part and a second part configured to move relative to each other according to an input operation, a magnetic viscous fluid whose viscosity changes according to a magnetic field, and a magnetic-field generator that generates the magnetic field applied to the magnetic viscous fluid. The second part includes a first surface and a second surface that are arranged in a direction orthogonal to a direction of relative movement between the first part and the second part. Gaps are formed between the first surface and the first part and between the second surface and the first part, and the magnetic viscous fluid is present in at least a part of the gaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi WAKUDA, Kazunari TAKAHASHI, Atsushi GOTO, Ryuichiro YASUHARA
  • Publication number: 20200243289
    Abstract: An input device includes a first part and a second part configured to move relative to each other according to an input operation, a magnetic viscous fluid whose viscosity changes according to a magnetic field, and a magnetic-field generator that generates the magnetic field applied to the magnetic viscous fluid. The second part includes a first surface and a second surface that are arranged in a direction orthogonal to a direction of relative movement between the first part and the second part. Gaps are formed between the first surface and the first part and between the second surface and the first part, and the magnetic viscous fluid is present in at least a part of the gaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi WAKUDA, Kazunari TAKAHASHI, Atsushi GOTO, Ryuichiro YASUHARA
  • Patent number: 10725492
    Abstract: An operation device includes an operation body, a support body, and an operational feeling variable unit; wherein the operational feeling variable unit includes a movable load applying mechanism and a magnetic click mechanism; the movable load applying mechanism includes a movable member, a magnetic generating mechanism including a first coil and a first yoke, and a magnetic viscous fluid configured to change in viscosity according to a strength of a magnetic field; wherein the magnetic viscous fluid is filled in a first gap between the first yoke and the movable member; the magnetic click mechanism includes a first magnetic body configured to move in an interlocked manner with the motion of the operation body, and a second magnetic body facing the first magnetic body. The first magnetic body and/or the second magnetic body are magnetized such that different magnetic poles alternate along a movement direction of the operation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunari Takahashi, Atsushi Goto
  • Publication number: 20200230927
    Abstract: The invention provides a laminated film with excellent bag rupture resistance, bending resistance, and gas barrier properties before and after bag producing processing or even when a bag produced from the laminated film is used for packaging of hard contents or subjected to a harsh wet-heat treatment such as retort sterilization. The laminated film comprises an inorganic thin film layer and a protective layer in this order on a base film layer, wherein the base film layer contains a resin composition containing 60% by mass or more of a polybutylene terephthalate and has a thermal shrinkage at 150° C. of 4.0% or less both in a longitudinal direction and a width direction of the base film layer and a dimensional change rate at 200° C. with respect to an original length of the film of 2% or less in a temperature-dimensional change curve in a longitudinal direction of the base film layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamichi GOTO, Atsushi YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200223122
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a foam-molded product, including a plasticizing cylinder which has a plasticization zone for plasticizing and melting a thermoplastic resin into a molten resin and a starvation zone for allowing the molten resin to be in a starved state and which is formed with an introducing port for introducing a physical foaming agent into the starvation zone; and a physical foaming agent supply mechanism which supplies the physical foaming agent to the plasticizing cylinder via the introducing port, wherein the introducing port is open at all times, and the physical foaming agent having a fixed pressure is continuously introduced into the starvation zone from the physical foaming agent supply mechanism via the introducing port during the producing of the foam-molded product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi YUSA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Hideto GOTO
  • Publication number: 20200221494
    Abstract: A base station apparatus controls an access scheme for each radio resource by using higher layer signaling such that only signals generated by a same type of a signal generation method are multiplexed for each radio resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: OSAMU NAKAMURA, ATSUSHI SHIRAKAWA, JUNGO GOTO, YASUHIRO HAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10703029
    Abstract: There is provided a method of producing a foamed molded product, including: plasticizing and melting a resin material containing a thermoplastic resin and a chemical foaming agent in a plasticizing cylinder in which a screw is provided, to provide a molten resin containing the chemical foaming agent; supplying a fluid with a fixed pressure into the plasticizing cylinder to pressurize the molten resin; and performing foam molding of the molten resin. The resin material contains 0.1 to 2% by weight of the chemical foaming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Atsushi Yusa, Hideto Goto
  • Publication number: 20200158191
    Abstract: A torque generating device includes a magnetic disk configured to rotate around a rotation axis, first and second yokes located on opposite sides across the magnetic disk, a coil disposed to overlap the magnetic disk along a direction of the rotation axis, a third yoke of which at least a region proximity to the magnetic disk is located outside the magnetic disk and the coil and that makes up a magnetic path of a magnetic field generated by the coil with the first and second yokes, and a magnetic viscous fluid filled between the magnetic disk and the first and second yokes. The third yoke has a magnetic gap between the third and first yokes. The magnetic gap is formed at a position outside an outer peripheral edge of the magnetic disk or overlapping the outer peripheral edge of the magnetic disk along the direction of the rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Asuka Koike, Kazunari Takahashi, Misuzu Takahashi, Yoshihiro Kuge, Atsushi Goto
  • Patent number: 10658139
    Abstract: An input device includes a first part and a second part configured to move relative to each other according to an input operation, a magnetic viscous fluid whose viscosity changes according to a magnetic field, and a magnetic-field generator that generates the magnetic field applied to the magnetic viscous fluid. The second part includes a first surface and a second surface that are arranged in a direction orthogonal to a direction of relative movement between the first part and the second part. Gaps are formed between the first surface and the first part and between the second surface and the first part, and the magnetic viscous fluid is present in at least a part of the gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Wakuda, Kazunari Takahashi, Atsushi Goto, Ryuichiro Yasuhara
  • Patent number: 10651056
    Abstract: A treating liquid vaporizing apparatus includes a buffer tank for storing a treating liquid, a vaporizing container connected to the buffer tank for vaporizing the treating liquid, a further vaporizing container connected to the buffer tank in parallel with the vaporizing container for vaporizing the treating liquid, a switch valve for opening and closing a flow path of the treating liquid between the buffer tank and the vaporizing container, and a switch valve for opening and closing a flow path of the treating liquid between the buffer tank and the further vaporizing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tanaka, Yukihiko Inagaki, Koji Nishi, Shigehiro Goto, Toru Momma
  • Patent number: 10632663
    Abstract: There is provided a method which includes: plasticizing and melting a thermoplastic resin to provide a molten resin in a plasticization zone of a plasticizing cylinder; allowing the molten resin to be in a starved state in a starvation zone of the plasticizing cylinder; introducing a pressurized fluid containing a physical foaming agent having a fixed pressure into the starvation zone to retain the starvation zone at the fixed pressure; bringing the molten resin in the starved state in contact with the pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent having the fixed pressure in the starvation zone in a state in which the starvation zone is retained at the fixed pressure; and molding the molten resin having been brought in contact with the pressurized fluid containing the physical foaming agent into the foam-molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yusa, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hideto Goto