Patents by Inventor Atsushi Shimada

Atsushi Shimada 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: 20210095608
    Abstract: Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine, which can control an injection amount of water injected into each cylinder of the internal combustion engine to a minimum injection amount that allows knock to be suppressed for each cylinder. Therefore, in a control device 1 that controls water supply valves 35 (water supply devices) that supply water into each of combustion chambers of a plurality of cylinders R (cylinders R1 to R3 in the embodiment) of an internal combustion engine 100, the control device 1 includes a water supply amount calculation unit 2 that calculates a supply amount of water supplied to each of the combustion chambers of the plurality of cylinders R1 to R3 for each cylinder, and a water supply control unit 3 that controls the water supply valves 35 based on the supply amount of water calculated by the water supply amount calculation unit 2 for each cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SUKEGAWA, Atsushi SHIMADA, Masayuki SARUWATARI
  • Publication number: 20210051286
    Abstract: A driving apparatus that outputs a drive signal for driving, per row, a plurality of pixels arranged to form a plurality of rows, the driving apparatus comprising a plurality of row driving units arranged to correspond to the respective rows, wherein each of the row driving units includes: a memory unit that holds a signal for controlling the pixels in a corresponding row to be set to a charge accumulation state or a reset state; and a selection unit that selects whether to cause a state of the signal held in the memory unit to transition when a signal for readout from the pixels is input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Taichi Kasugai, Atsushi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20210025492
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission has a variator (4) structured to be able to continuously vary a transmission ratio and a control unit (100). The control unit (100) continuously varies a transmission ratio of the variator (4) in a continuously variable shift mode. In a manual mode in which a manual mode switch (36c) is ON, the transmission ratio is maintained. When a shift switch (36a, 36b) is operated by a driver during the manual mode, the control unit (100) performs shift of the variator (4) so as to change an input rotation speed of the variator (4) by a predetermined rotation speed (?N1) regardless of a vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: JATCO Ltd
    Inventors: Ken OKAHARA, Atsushi SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 10850387
    Abstract: An automatic workpiece transfer machine including multiple conveyance robots configured to convey a workpiece with respect to multiple processing sections; and a control device configured to control driving of the conveyance robots, wherein the conveyance robots are provided with a transfer device configured to perform transfer of the workpiece between the processing sections, a traveling device configured to move the transfer device that is loaded on a traveling table with respect to the processing sections, and a workpiece holding device loaded on the traveling table and configured to hold the workpiece received from the transfer device, and the control device is provided with a workpiece transfer control section configured to, with respect to two adjacent of the conveyance robots, perform transfer of the workpiece between the transfer device of one of the two adjacent conveyance robots and the workpiece holding device of the other of the two adjacent conveyance robots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Ito, Takashi Nakane, Atsushi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20200291914
    Abstract: Provided is a control device and a control method of a high-efficiency internal combustion engine capable of stabilizing combustion and suppressing NOx emissions without unnecessarily increasing a mounting load on an ECU. Therefore, the control device of the internal combustion engine for controlling the internal combustion engine includes an ignition plug that ignites an air-fuel mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber, a combustion pressure estimation sensor that detects a combustion pressure in the combustion chamber, and a crank angle sensor that detects a crank angle of a crankshaft. An MBT region is set based on an ignition delay period from an ignition timing of the ignition plug calculated from a detection value of the combustion pressure estimation sensor and a detection value of the crank angle sensor to a combustion start timing in the combustion chamber, and a combustion period from the combustion start timing to a set amount combustion end timing when a set amount of combustion ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi SHIMADA, Toshihiro AONO, Masayuki SARUWATARI
  • Patent number: 10567747
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device including a pixel array including a plurality of pixels arranged to form a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, each of the plurality of pixels generates signals in accordance with an incident light; a first output line and a second output line that are arranged corresponding to each of the plurality of columns of the pixel array and transmit signals output from the pixels arranged on a corresponding column; a scanning unit that drives the pixel array so as to output signals from at least two of the pixels arranged on different rows of a single column respectively to the first output line and the second output line; and an output line control unit that provide potentials that are different from each other to the first output line and the second output line, respectively, in a test mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Hayashi, Atsushi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20190247997
    Abstract: An automatic workpiece transfer machine including multiple conveyance robots configured to convey a workpiece with respect to multiple processing sections; and a control device configured to control driving of the conveyance robots, wherein the conveyance robots are provided with a transfer device configured to perform transfer of the workpiece between the processing sections, a traveling device configured to move the transfer device that is loaded on a traveling table with respect to the processing sections, and a workpiece holding device loaded on the traveling table and configured to hold the workpiece received from the transfer device, and the control device is provided with a workpiece transfer control section configured to, with respect to two adjacent of the conveyance robots, perform transfer of the workpiece between the transfer device of one of the two adjacent conveyance robots and the workpiece holding device of the other of the two adjacent conveyance robots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi ITO, Takashi NAKANE, Atsushi SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 10309005
    Abstract: A deposition device according to one embodiment includes a processing container. A mounting table is installed inside the processing container, and a metal target is installed above the mounting table. Further, a head is configured to inject an oxidizing gas toward the mounting table. This head is configured to move between a first region that is defined between the metal target and a mounting region where a target object is mounted on the mounting table and a second region spaced apart from a space defined between the metal target and the mounting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kojima, Hiroshi Sone, Atsushi Gomi, Kanto Nakamura, Toru Kitada, Yasunobu Suzuki, Yusuke Suzuki, Koichi Takatsuki, Tatsuo Hirasawa, Keisuke Sato, Chiaki Yasumuro, Atsushi Shimada
  • Patent number: 10197019
    Abstract: An ethanol engine system stabilizes components of reformed gas generated by a reformer and a calorific value of fuel supplied to an engine. The ethanol engine system includes a reservoir tank for an aqueous ethanol solution, a first supply device that supplies the aqueous ethanol solution to the reformer, a separator that cools mixed gas fed from the reformer, including the reformed gas, condenses water vapor included in the mixed gas and separates into gas and liquid, a reformed gas supply device that supplies the reformed gas separated by the separator to the engine, a recovery tank that collects a recovery solution separated by the separator, and a first recovery solution supply device that supplies the recovery solution in the recovery tank to the reformer or a second recovery solution supply device that supplies the recovery solution in the recovery tank to a combustion chamber of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Shimada, Takao Ishikawa, Yuzo Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 10189230
    Abstract: A method for forming a copper film is provided. In the method, a base film that is a titanium nitride film, a tungsten film or a tungsten nitride film is formed along a surface of an insulating film of an object. A copper film is formed on the base film of the object cooled to a temperature of 209 K or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Toshima, Atsushi Shimada, Tatsuo Hirasawa, Tatsuo Hatano, Shinji Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20180332276
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device including a pixel array including a plurality of pixels arranged to form a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, each of the plurality of pixels generates signals in accordance with an incident light; a first output line and a second output line that are arranged corresponding to each of the plurality of columns of the pixel array and transmit signals output from the pixels arranged on a corresponding column; a scanning unit that drives the pixel array so as to output signals from at least two of the pixels arranged on different rows of a single column respectively to the first output line and the second output line; and an output line control unit that provide potentials that are different from each other to the first output line and the second output line, respectively, in a test mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Hayashi, Atsushi Shimada
  • Patent number: 10109258
    Abstract: There are provided an attention-time measuring unit that specifies an attention area from a user's visual line and measures an attention time T that is a time period during which the attention area is overlapping with a display area indicated by presentation information acquired by a presentation-information acquiring unit; a minimum recognition-necessary-time specifying unit that specifies, from a type of a presentation object indicated in the presentation information, a minimum recognition-necessary time Tmin that is a minimum necessary time for recognizing the content of the presentation object; and a user's recognition-degree determination unit that makes a comparison between the time T and the time Tmin, and determines from that comparison result, a recognition degree of the user for the presentation object; wherein a presentation-mode selecting unit presents the presentation object in a presentation mode corresponding to the recognition degree determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Yoshitomo Nakamura, Atsushi Shimada
  • Patent number: 9924008
    Abstract: It is configured that, when an operation of selecting a type is accepted by an operation acceptance processing unit 8, an item re-selection unit 9 re-selects one or multiple information processing items from among information processing items that are included in a plurality of information processing items stored in an information-processing item storage unit 2, and are information processing items of the type for which the operation of selecting is accepted, except for an information processing item already displayed on a liquid-crystal display 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Imanaka, Masato Hirai, Atsushi Shimada, Reiko Sakata
  • Publication number: 20180001597
    Abstract: A method for forming a copper film is provided. In the method, a base film that is a titanium nitride film, a tungsten film or a tungsten nitride film is formed along a surface of an insulating film of an object. A copper film is formed on the base film of the object cooled to a temperature of 209 K or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TOSHIMA, Atsushi SHIMADA, Tatsuo HIRASAWA, Tatsuo HATANO, Shinji FURUKAWA
  • Patent number: 9660284
    Abstract: Provided is a power conversion system having a solid-oxide fuel cell capable of stably generating electricity from hydrogen generated by an organic hydride. The power conversion system includes a solid-oxide fuel cell, a reactor for producing hydrogen and a dehydrogenation product from an organic hydride by dehydrogenation reaction, and a heat engine for generating motive power. The power conversion system separates the hydrogen produced by the reactor, and supplies the hydrogen as fuel to the solid-oxide fuel cell. Exhaust heat of the heat engine is supplied to both the solid-oxide fuel cell and the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Shimada, Takao Ishikawa, Masatoshi Sugimasa
  • Publication number: 20170089306
    Abstract: An ethanol engine system stabilizes components of reformed gas generated by a reformer and a calorific value of fuel supplied to an engine. The ethanol engine system includes a reservoir tank for an aqueous ethanol solution, a first supply device that supplies the aqueous ethanol solution to the reformer, a separator that cools mixed gas fed from the reformer, including the reformed gas, condenses water vapor included in the mixed gas and separates into gas and liquid, a reformed gas supply device that supplies the reformed gas separated by the separator to the engine, a recovery tank that collects a recovery solution separated by the separator, and a first recovery solution supply device that supplies the recovery solution in the recovery tank to the reformer or a second recovery solution supply device that supplies the recovery solution in the recovery tank to a combustion chamber of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi SHIMADA, Takao ISHIKAWA, Yuzo SHIRAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170017497
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to allow execution of a target function by an operation means that is easy to operate for a user. In order to achieve the object, a user interface system according to the present invention includes a function-means storage section 5 that stores candidates for a plurality of functions and candidates for a plurality of operation means for issuing an instruction to execute each function, an estimation section 3 that estimates a function intended by a user, and the operation means for issuing the instruction to execute the function, from among the candidates stored in the function-means storage section 5, based on information related to a current situation, and a presentation section 6 that presents the candidate for the function estimated by the estimation section 3, together with the candidate for the operation means for executing the function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi SHIMADA, Masato HIRAI, Hideo IMANAKA, Reiko SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20160344853
    Abstract: It is configured that, when an operation of selecting a type is accepted by an operation acceptance processing unit 8, an item re-selection unit 9 re-selects one or multiple information processing items from among information processing items that are included in a plurality of information processing items stored in an information-processing item storage unit 2, and are information processing items of the type for which the operation of selecting is accepted, except for an information processing item already displayed on a liquid-crystal display 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo IMANAKA, Masato HIRAI, Atsushi SHIMADA, Reiko SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20160325624
    Abstract: A first function likelihood determination unit outputs likelihood of each function candidate based on history. A second function likelihood determination unit outputs likelihood of each function candidate based on predetermined product specifications. A weighting amount determination unit determines weighting amounts for the history and product specifications. A likelihood integration unit integrates, based on the weighting amounts, the likelihood of each function candidate based on the history and the likelihood of each function candidate based on the product specifications. An output unit presents the function candidates in accordance with the integrated likelihood of each of the function candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko SAKATA, Atsushi SHIMADA, Masami AIKAWA, Masato HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20160251746
    Abstract: A deposition device according to one embodiment includes a processing container. A mounting table is installed inside the processing container, and a metal target is installed above the mounting table. Further, a head is configured to inject an oxidizing gas toward the mounting table. This head is configured to move between a first region that is defined between the metal target and a mounting region where a target object is mounted on the mounting table and a second region spaced apart from a space defined between the metal target and the mounting region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Yasuhiko KOJIMA, Hiroshi SONE, Atsushi GOMI, Kanto NAKAMURA, Toru KITADA, Yasunobu SUZUKI, Yusuke SUZUKI, Koichi TAKATSUKI, Tatsuo HIRASAWA, Keisuke SATO, Chiaki YASUMURO, Atsushi SHIMADA