Patents by Inventor Hideki Aoyama

Hideki Aoyama 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: 20240165744
    Abstract: There is provided an additive processing device that models a workpiece by melting a supplied powder material and forming layers of the melted powder material. The additive processing device includes a laser head configured to supply the powder material to the workpiece and irradiate the workpiece with a laser beam, a drive unit configured to drive the laser head, a recognition unit configured to recognize a height of the workpiece in a laminating direction at a plurality of locations while the laser head is forming a predetermined N-th layer (N being a natural number) of the workpiece, an estimation unit configured to estimate a surface shape of the N-th layer of the workpiece based on the recognized heights at the plurality of locations, and a control unit configured to control the laser head and the drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki AOYAMA, Kazuo YAMAZAKI, Erika OKAMOTO, Masahiro UEDA
  • Patent number: 11983019
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle that delivers a package includes a plurality of rotary wings, a plurality of first motors, a main body, a connector, a movable block, and a processor. When the connector is connected to a rail, the processor sets a rotation rate of the plurality of first motors to a rotation rate that is lower than a minimum rotation rate necessary for floating and higher than a minimum rotation rate necessary for propulsion along the rail. Furthermore, the processor causes the movable block to increase the angle formed by the normal direction of an imaginary plane containing the plurality of rotary wings relative to a support direction of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Takuya Takahama, Fumio Muramatsu, Nobuaki Hayashi, Hideki Aoyama, Gaku Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11962010
    Abstract: Provided are a binder aqueous solution for a lithium-ion battery electrode, a slurry for a lithium-ion battery electrode, a lithium-ion battery electrode, and a lithium-ion battery. The binder aqueous solution for a lithium-ion battery electrode contains a water-soluble polymer (A). The water-soluble polymer (A) is a polymer of a monomer group containing, with respect to 100 mol % of the monomer group, 5 mol % to 80 mol % of a hydroxyl group-containing vinyl ether (a). In one embodiment, the monomer group contains 20 mol % to 95 mol % of a (meth)acrylamide group-containing compound (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: ARAKAWA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Okubo, Hideki Goda, Naoki Sasagawa, Satoru Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20240076039
    Abstract: A package transport device includes: a main body (a vehicle main body, a first vehicle main body, and a second vehicle main body); a rail holder (connector) held by a rail located above the main body; a turntable that is provided between the main body and the rail holder and rotates the main body; a slider portion that extends with respect to the main body; and a package holder that holds a package attached to the slider portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Takuya TAKAHAMA, Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Hideki AOYAMA, Yosuke SUMI, Fumio MURAMATSU, Kazuma KITAZAWA, Ryosuke AMAGAI, Tsuyoshi KAJIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20240027660
    Abstract: A light beam emission system includes a blower that forms a flow path in which aerosol flows, an emitter that emits a laser beam, and a light guide that guides the laser beam to the flow path in which the aerosol flows. The light guide is hollow, and at least a part of the laser beam passing through the light guide and guided to the flow path propagates along the flow path of the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MORIYAMA, Kohei NOMA, Hideki AOYAMA, Mitsuaki OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20230370726
    Abstract: A visible light communication method transmits a signal by visible light communication. The visible light communication method includes modulating the signal into a predetermined blinking pattern, and transmitting the signal by causing visible light to blink according to the predetermined blinking pattern, from a projector disposed in an indoor space surrounded by a wall toward the wall. The visible light communication method also includes projecting video from the projector toward the wall, wherein the visible light is reflected by the wall to prevent the signal from being received in an outside of the indoor space, and the signal is used to transmit data related to the video projected to a terminal in the indoor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11815704
    Abstract: A light beam emission system includes: a blower that forms a flow path in which aerosol flows; and an emitter that emits a light beam. At least part of the light beam propagates along the flow path of the aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Moriyama, Kohei Noma, Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Publication number: 20230347412
    Abstract: There is provided an additive processing device that models a workpiece by melting a supplied powder material and forming layers of the melted powder material. The additive processing device is provided with a laser head configured to supply the powder material to the workpiece and irradiate the workpiece with a laser beam, a drive unit configured to drive the laser head, a recognition unit configured to recognize a height of the workpiece in a laminating direction while the laser head is forming an N-th layer (N being a natural number) of the workpiece, a generation unit configured to generate a drive path for the laser head for formation of an N+1-th layer of the workpiece, based on the recognized height, and a control unit configured to control the drive unit based on the drive path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicants: INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki AOYAMA, Kazuo YAMAZAKI, Erika OKAMOTO, Kengo AIZAWA, Masahiro UEDA
  • Patent number: 11659284
    Abstract: A visible light communication method transmits a signal by visible light communication. The visible light communication method includes modulating the signal into a predetermined blinking pattern, and transmitting the signal by causing visible light to blink according to the predetermined blinking pattern, from a projector disposed in an indoor space surrounded by a wall toward the wall. The visible light communication method also includes projecting video from the projector toward the wall, wherein the visible light is reflected by the wall to prevent the signal from being received in an outside of the indoor space, and the signal is used to transmit data related to the video projected to a plurality of terminals in the indoor space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20230084439
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle includes: a vehicle main body having a first length in a first direction longer than a second length in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; propellers that rotate in a virtual plane parallel to the first and second directions; first propeller actuation motors that are provided on the vehicle main body and respectively rotate the propellers; at least one connector that is hangable from at least one rail spaced apart from the ground surface; at least one side propeller that provides propulsion force for propelling the vehicle main body in the first direction; at least one third propeller actuation motor that is provided on the vehicle main body and rotates the at least one side propeller; and a control processor that controls the first propeller actuation motors and the at least one third propeller actuation motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Takuya TAKAHAMA, Hideki AOYAMA, Fumio MURAMATSU, Kazuma KITAZAWA, Nobuaki HAYASHI, Gaku SASAKI, Ryosuke AMAGAI, Tatsuya KATO, Naoyuki TANIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230082221
    Abstract: A visible light communication method transmits a signal by visible light communication. The visible light communication method includes modulating the signal into a predetermined blinking pattern, and transmitting the signal by causing visible light to blink according to the predetermined blinking pattern, from a projector disposed in an indoor space surrounded by a wall toward the wall. The visible light communication method also includes projecting video from the projector toward the wall, wherein the visible light is reflected by the wall to prevent the signal from being received in an outside of the indoor space, and the signal is used to transmit data related to the video projected to a plurality of terminals in the indoor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11490025
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time. The method further includes estimating a plurality of center areas each of which is in each of the plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of center areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220250768
    Abstract: A lifting system includes an unmanned aerial vehicle, a thruster device, a first wire, a first reel, a second thruster device, a second wire, a second reel, and a controller. When the unmanned aerial vehicle is in a position separated from the ground, the controller detaches the first thruster device and the second thruster device from the unmanned aerial vehicle, causes the first reel to reel out the first wire, detaches the second thruster device from the first thruster device, and causes the second reel to reel out the second wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Takuya TAKAHAMA, Fumio MURAMATSU, Kazuma KITAZAWA, Hideki AOYAMA, Nobuaki HAYASHI, Gaku SASAKI, Ryosuke AMAGAI, Tatsuya KATO, Naoyuki TANIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220196892
    Abstract: A light beam emission system includes: a blower that forms a flow path in which aerosol flows; and an emitter that emits a light beam. At least part of the light beam propagates along the flow path of the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MORIYAMA, Kohei NOMA, Hideki AOYAMA, Mitsuaki OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220132015
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time. The method further includes estimating a plurality of center areas each of which is in each of the plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of center areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11165967
    Abstract: A method includes determining a pattern of a change in luminance, by demodulating an identification information to be transmitted with a ceiling light, and transmitting the identification information, by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the determined pattern of the change in luminance. Additionally, in the determining, a first luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first body, and a second luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first header used for the first body, are determined. Furthermore, in the transmitting, the first header and the first body are transmitted by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the first luminance change pattern, the second luminance change pattern, and the first luminance change pattern in the stated order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210300557
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle that delivers a package includes a plurality of rotary wings, a plurality of first motors, a main body, a connector, a movable block, and a processor. When the connector is connected to a rail, the processor sets a rotation rate of the plurality of first motors to a rotation rate that is lower than a minimum rotation rate necessary for floating and higher than a minimum rotation rate necessary for propulsion along the rail. Furthermore, the processor causes the movable block to increase the angle formed by the normal direction of an imaginary plane containing the plurality of rotary wings relative to a support direction of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Takuya TAKAHAMA, Fumio MURAMATSU, Nobuaki HAYASHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Gaku SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11132964
    Abstract: A display device includes a liquid crystal panel and a light source that emits light onto the liquid crystal panel, the display device including: a video signal obtainer that obtains a video signal; a visible light signal obtainer that obtains a visible light signal; a panel controller that drives the liquid crystal panel at a predetermined frequency according to the video signal obtained; and a light source controller that repeats, in a predetermined cycle, a first control for causing a luminance change in the light source according to the visible light signal. The light source controller synchronizes a control for repeating the first control with a cycle for driving the liquid crystal panel by the panel controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Maeda, Hideki Aoyama, Kensuke Nagauchi, Kazuhiko Nono, Kazuma Sakamoto, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Publication number: 20210259071
    Abstract: A technique for uniquely identifying a light fixture for use in a positioning system may include providing a first set of LED and a second set of LED in the light fixture, and controlling the first set of LED differently from the second set of LED such that a camera having the light fixture within its field of view captures images in which the first set of LED appears to emit light and the second set of LED appears to emit no light to form a detectable pattern uniquely associated with the light fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: John CAVACUITI, Masaaki IKEHARA, Travis BERRY, Wei XIONG, Hideki AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210136273
    Abstract: A method includes determining a pattern of a change in luminance, by demodulating an identification information to be transmitted with a ceiling light, and transmitting the identification information, by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the determined pattern of the change in luminance. Additionally, in the determining, a first luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first body, and a second luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first header used for the first body, are determined. Furthermore, in the transmitting, the first header and the first body are transmitted by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the first luminance change pattern, the second luminance change pattern, and the first luminance change pattern in the stated order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA