Patents by Inventor Atsushi Sugimoto

Atsushi Sugimoto 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: 20240167126
    Abstract: A spheroidal graphite cast iron comprising, in mass percentage: 2.8% or more and 3.3% or less of carbon; 2.5% or more and 4.0% or less of silicon; 0.32% or more and 0.40% or less of manganese; 0.020% or more and 0.030% or less of phosphorus; 0.020% or more and 0.035% or less of sulfur; 0.030% or more and 0.050% or less of magnesium; 0.010% or more and 0.050% or less in total of lanthanum and cerium; and 0.0020% or more and 0.0050% or less of calcium, with the balance being iron and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Proterial, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiya Nanjo, Ryo Goto, Atsushi Sugimoto, Lin Wang
  • Publication number: 20240159769
    Abstract: Provided is a sample analysis method, including separating albumin and ?-globulin from a sample containing albumin and ?-globulin, in an alkaline solution by capillary electrophoresis, in which the sample contains a non-surfactant-type sulfobetaine, and the alkaline solution contains a cationic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Misaki OGA, Atsushi SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240153268
    Abstract: The participant terminal 80 includes imaging means 81 for shooting video of the participant who uses the participant terminal 80, frequency measurement means 82 for measuring the number of nods of the participant from the shot video, and action information transmission means 83 for transmitting action information that information of the participant is associated with the number of nods to the server 70. The server 70 includes transmission means 71 for transmitting the action information to the speaker terminal 90. The speaker terminal 90 includes participant output means 91 for outputting the information of the participant in order according to the number of nods included in the action information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko FUJISAKI, Atsushi KUBO, Masataka SUGIMOTO, Makoto KIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11976798
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight (1) includes a first lamp unit (10) that includes a light distribution pattern forming unit (12) which forms a predetermined light distribution pattern (P1) according to the light amount of the light emitted from a plurality of light emitting elements (13), and a second lamp unit (20), in which a light distribution pattern (PL) of a low beam is formed by light emitted from the first lamp unit (10) and light emitted from the second lamp unit (20), and in the light distribution pattern (PL) of the low beam, the elbow point (EP) is included in a predetermined region (CA) formed by light including the light from the first lamp unit (10), and a first side region (SA1) and a second side region (SA2) sandwiching the predetermined region (CA) are formed by the light emitted from the second lamp unit (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Mochizuki, Atsushi Sugimoto, Tomoyuki Ohno, Takashi Terayama
  • Patent number: 11976748
    Abstract: A diaphragm valve includes a body (3) having a flow path (2), a seat (4) formed in the flow path (2), a metal diaphragm (5) for opening and closing the flow path (2), a pair of clamping parts (6) and (7) for claiming peripheral edge portions of the metal diaphragm (5) to fix the metal diaphragm (5) to the body (3), and an actuator (8) for abutting the metal diaphragm (5) to the seat (4) or separating the metal diaphragm from the seat (4), wherein a fluorine resin coating is formed on a seat side surface (5a) of the metal diaphragm (5) at least in a contact region (B-A) with the seat (4) in a region (C) surrounded by a clamping region (D-C) between the seat side surface (5a) and one of the pair of clamping portions (6, 7), excluding the clamping region (D-C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaoru Hirata, Masaaki Nagase, Atsushi Hidaka, Kazuyuki Morisaki, Keisuke Ideguchi, Kosuke Sugimoto, Masafumi Kitano, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20240116428
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight (1) is equipped with: a light source unit (10) for forming a light distribution pattern which can be changed by light beams emitted from a light source group (130); and a control unit (CO).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji ISHIHARA, Atsushi SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11951903
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes an illumination apparatus and a controller. The illumination apparatus is configured to draw an avoidance pattern PTN on a road surface such that it indicates a lane in which the driver's vehicle is to travel or a direction in which the driver's vehicle is to travel. Upon detecting, by a sensor or communication, an obstacle in front of the driver's vehicle, the controller instructs the illumination apparatus to draw the avoidance pattern PTN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sugimoto, Naoki Tatara
  • Patent number: 11900835
    Abstract: A vehicular display device includes at least one display panel arranged on a vehicle body of a vehicle and configured to display an image, and a display control unit configured to control display of the image. The display panel includes a movable portion provided on the vehicle body, and the display control unit includes an image control unit configured to control a display form of an image when the movable portion is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Takeda, Susumu Kaneko, Yoshiro Ito, Atsushi Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20240035639
    Abstract: A vehicular headlight (20) includes a first light source unit (41), a second light source unit (61), a temperature sensor (47), and a control unit (110). When the temperature derating is performed on the first light source unit (41) based on the temperature in a state where the light distribution pattern (910) of a low-beam is formed, the control unit (110) controls the power to be supplied to each of a plurality of light-emitting elements (43) so that the light amount of at least a part of the first light with which at least a region (911) of a first light distribution pattern (400) is irradiated decreases as compared with that before the temperature derating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma MOCHIZUKI, Atsushi SUGIMOTO, Tomoyuki OHNO, Takashi TERAYAMA, Toshiyuki TSUCHIYA, Atsushi UESUGI
  • Publication number: 20230142677
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight (1) includes a first lamp unit (10), a second lamp unit (20), a region determination unit (55), and a control unit (CO). A first irradiation spot (S1f) overlaps with a second irradiation spot (S2). The control unit (CO) controls the first lamp unit (10) so that an amount of the light of a light emitting element (13f) corresponding to the first irradiation spot (S1f) overlapping with a predetermined region (80) is reduced, and controls the second lamp unit (20) so that an amount of the light of a light emitting element (23) corresponding to the second irradiation spot (S2) overlapping with the predetermined region (80) is reduced or becomes 0, and light is emitted from the light emitting element (23) corresponding to the second irradiation spot (S2) overlapping with the first irradiation spot (S1f) and not overlapping with the predetermined region (80).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20230098917
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight (1) includes a first lamp unit (10) that includes a light distribution pattern forming unit (12) which forms a predetermined light distribution pattern (P1) according to the light amount of the light emitted from a plurality of light emitting elements (13), and a second lamp unit (20), in which a light distribution pattern (PL) of a low beam is formed by light emitted from the first lamp unit (10) and light emitted from the second lamp unit (20), and in the light distribution pattern (PL) of the low beam, the elbow point (EP) is included in a predetermined region (CA) formed by light including the light from the first lamp unit (10), and a first side region (SA1) and a second side region (SA2) sandwiching the predetermined region (CA) are formed by the light emitted from the second lamp unit (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma MOCHIZUKI, Atsushi SUGIMOTO, Tomoyuki OHNO, Takashi TERAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11459858
    Abstract: A resource collection device of a resource collection system has a resource collection pipe, a protection pipe, and a coiled tubing device. The protection pipe is disposed around the resource collection pipe and protects the resource collection pipe. The coiled tubing device is fed from a winding reel disposed on the sea surface or inside the protection pipe by way of a feeding device and penetrates a side wall of the protection pipe to extend from the interior to the exterior. The resource collection system cracks the sea floor layer by way of: supplying undiluted solutions of foaming material, fuel gas, and air containing oxygen into the sea floor layer through the coiled tubing device; mixing the undiluted solutions of foaming material together to expand in an atmosphere that includes fuel gas and air; and causing the fuel gas accumulated in the hollows of the foaming material to explosively combust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Atsushi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11370351
    Abstract: There is provided an aiming adjustment method for a vehicle headlamp which performs aiming adjustment based on a reference point on a light-dark boundary of a light distribution pattern, the method includes setting, as the reference point, an intersection between a vertical light-dark boundary of a part of multi-divided light distribution patterns which are to be synthesized to form a high-beam light distribution pattern and a horizontal light-dark boundary of a low-beam light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20220055531
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes an illumination apparatus and a controller. The illumination apparatus is configured to draw an avoidance pattern PTN on a road surface such that it indicates a lane in which the driver's vehicle is to travel or a direction in which the driver's vehicle is to travel. Upon detecting, by a sensor or communication, an obstacle in front of the driver's vehicle, the controller instructs the illumination apparatus to draw the avoidance pattern PTN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi SUGIMOTO, Naoki TATARA
  • Publication number: 20220013045
    Abstract: A vehicular display device includes at least one display panel arranged on a vehicle body of a vehicle and configured to display an image, and a display control unit configured to control display of the image. The display panel includes a movable portion provided on the vehicle body, and the display control unit includes an image control unit configured to control a display form of an image when the movable portion is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Takeda, Susumu Kaneko, Yoshiro Ito, Atsushi Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20210348482
    Abstract: A resource collection device of a resource collection system has a resource collection pipe, a protection pipe, and a coiled tubing device. The protection pipe is disposed around the resource collection pipe and protects the resource collection pipe. The coiled tubing device is fed from a winding reel disposed on the sea surface or inside the protection pipe by way of a feeding device and penetrates a side wall of the protection pipe to extend from the interior to the exterior. The resource collection system cracks the sea floor layer by way of: supplying undiluted solutions of foaming material, fuel gas, and air containing oxygen into the sea floor layer through the coiled tubing device; mixing the undiluted solutions of foaming material together to expand in an atmosphere that includes fuel gas and air; and causing the fuel gas accumulated in the hollows of the foaming material to explosively combust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventor: Atsushi SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210347259
    Abstract: A vehicle display system, which is provided in a vehicle, includes a first display device configured to emit a light pattern toward a road surface outside the vehicle; and a second display device located inside the vehicle and configured to display predetermined information toward an occupant of the vehicle such that the predetermined information is superimposed on a real space outside the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Shibata, Toshihiko Kurebayashi, Masaaki Nakabayashi, Norihisa Sutou, Yoshiaki Fushimi, Atsushi Sugimoto, Naoki Takii
  • Patent number: 11110856
    Abstract: Problem: To clearly indicate an autonomous driving state and a charge level of a battery of a vehicle with a single lamp. Solution: A vehicle headlamp (3) includes a communication lamp (7) for indicating an autonomous driving state of a vehicle while the vehicle is driving, and a lamp ECU (32) for performing control to cause the communication lamp (7) to indicate a charge level of a battery (31) while the vehicle is stationary. The lamp (7) includes an elongated light guide body that continuously extends along a straight line or a curve and a plurality of light emitting devices (22) arranged at an interval in a longitudinal direction of the light guide body. The lamp ECU (32) controls the output of light from each of the light emitting devices (22) to change an illuminated range of the light guide body according to the charge level of the battery (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi Sugimoto, Toru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11097652
    Abstract: There is provided an aiming adjustment method for a vehicle headlamp which performs aiming adjustment based on a reference point on a light-dark boundary of a light distribution pattern, the method includes setting, as the reference point, an intersection between a vertical light-dark boundary of a part of multi-divided light distribution patterns which are to be synthesized to form a high-beam light distribution pattern and a horizontal light-dark boundary of a low-beam light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10933802
    Abstract: A vehicle illumination system provided to a vehicle capable of traveling in an autonomous driving mode includes: an illumination unit configured to emit light toward an outside of the vehicle; and an illumination controller configured to change an illumination mode of the illumination unit, depending on a waiting time of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takii, Atsushi Sugimoto, Misako Kamiya