Patents by Inventor Hideki Hashimoto

Hideki Hashimoto 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: 10437108
    Abstract: To improve the reliability of a liquid crystal display device, a liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate a second substrate opposing the first substrate, a liquid crystal layer arranged between the first and second substrates, and a sealing section arranged around the liquid crystal layer. The sealing section includes a member arranged around the liquid crystal layer and extending along an outer edge of the liquid crystal layer in a plan view and a sealing material arranged on both adjacent sides of the member and continuously surrounding a periphery of the liquid crystal layer in a plan view. Further, the first substrate has an oriented film formed on a back surface and a part of the sealing material overlaps a peripheral edge of the oriented film in a thickness direction on a side of the liquid crystal layer of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Shimura, Tomoya Sugano, Masato Ai, Tomonori Nishino, Satoshi Hashimoto, Hideki Shiina
  • Patent number: 10424472
    Abstract: A first rod electrode set has a first center axis, into which ions and air current are introduced. A second rod electrode set has a second center axis at a distance from the first center axis, from which the ions are discharged. A power supply applies voltages to the first rod electrode set and the second rod electrode set. The first rod electrode set and the second rod electrode set have a region where the sets overlap each other in the longitudinal direction, and form a single multipole ion guide by being combined to each other in the region. Different offset DC voltages are applied to the first rod electrode set and the second rod electrode set, respectively, and a DC potential for moving the ions to the second rod electrode set in the region is formed, the ions having been guided by the first rod electrode set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Masuyuki Sugiyama, Hideki Hasegawa, Masao Suga, Hiroyuki Satake, Yuichiro Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20190286130
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognition unit that recognizes a surrounding situation of a vehicle, a driving control unit that executes a first driving mode in which steering, and speed of the vehicle are controlled or a second driving mode in which a degree of dependence on the operation of the occupant is higher than the first driving mode on the basis of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognition unit, and a switching controller that switches between the first driving mode and the second driving mode, wherein the driving control unit switches a traveling line of the vehicle from a first traveling line on which the vehicle travels in the first driving mode to a second traveling line on which the vehicle travels in the second driving mode and then switches a driving mode of the vehicle from the first driving mode to the second driving mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Hideki Matsunaga, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe, Ryoma Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20190283802
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a recognizer (130) that recognizes a surrounding situation of a vehicle and a driving controller (140, 160) that automatically controls at least steering of the vehicle on the basis of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer, wherein the driving controller is configured to, when the recognizer has recognized a single pedestrian ahead in a travel direction of the vehicle, make a distance between the vehicle and the pedestrian equal to or greater than a first minimum interval and to, when the recognizer has recognized a plurality of pedestrians ahead in the travel direction of the vehicle, make the distance between the vehicle and a pedestrian closest to the vehicle equal to or greater than a second minimum interval which is greater than the first minimum interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190283742
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic driving control device (100) including: a recognition unit (130) that recognizes a nearby situation of a vehicle; a driving control unit (140, 160) that automatically controls acceleration/deceleration and steering of the vehicle on the basis of the nearby situation that is recognized by the recognition unit; an output unit that outputs information; and a notification control unit (180) that controls the output unit to notify a traffic participant of existence of the vehicle in a case where the traffic participant who exists in an advancing direction of the vehicle is recognized by the recognition unit. The notification control unit adjusts the degree of notification with respect to the traffic participant on the basis of a distance between an edge portion that is disposed away from the traffic participant in a width direction of a road on which the vehicle travels, and the traffic participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Koji Kawabe, Hideki Matsunaga, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190283743
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognition unit that recognizes a surrounding situation including a position of another vehicle passing by a subject vehicle and a position of a retreat space in a vicinity of the subject vehicle, a retreat necessity or not determination unit that determines whether or not the other vehicle recognized by the recognition unit is required to move to the retreat space, and a driving control unit that controls acceleration or deceleration and steering of the subject vehicle based on the surrounding situation recognized by the recognition unit, and stops or decelerates the subject vehicle while directing an orientation of the subject vehicle to a side opposite to the retreat space with respect to an extending direction of a road in a case where the retreat necessity or not determination unit determines that the other vehicle is required to move to the retreat space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Koji Kawabe, Hideki Matsunaga, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190286147
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognition unit, an intersection road recognition determination unit, and a driving control unit. When a subject vehicle turns in a first direction that is one of left and right directions at an intersection road, in a case where it is determined that a situation of the intersection road is able to be recognized at a predetermined degree or more by the intersection road recognition determination unit, the driving control unit performs control of moving the subject vehicle toward a side of the first direction in front of the intersection road, and in a case where it is determined that the situation of the intersection road is not able to be recognized at the predetermined degree or more, the driving control unit suppresses the control of moving the subject vehicle toward the side of the first direction in front of the intersection road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190289163
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a plurality of light receiving elements, a plurality of A/D conversion units, and an offset giving unit. The light receiving elements are arrayed in one direction and each convert a light signal into an electrical signal. The A/D conversion units perform A/D conversion on the electrical signals output from the light receiving elements. The offset giving unit gives an offset voltage of a certain level to the electrical signals output from the light receiving elements without flowing a steady current before the electrical signals are input into the A/D conversion units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki HASHIMOTO, Masamoto NAKAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190278270
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a recognition unit (130) that recognizes a surrounding situation of a vehicle, and a driving control unit (140, 160) that controls steering and acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle based on the surrounding situation recognized by the recognition unit. In a case where a traffic participant is recognized in a progress direction of the vehicle by the recognition unit, the driving control unit sets an entry inhibition region where an entry of the vehicle is to be avoided, using the traffic participant as a reference, based on a degree of recognition of the vehicle by the traffic participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Hideki Matsunaga, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe, Yuki Oshitani
  • Publication number: 20190263398
    Abstract: A vehicle control system including: a recognizer that is configured to recognize a surroundings status of a vehicle; and a driving controller that is configured to control an acceleration and steering of the vehicle on the basis of the surroundings status recognized by the recognizer, wherein, in a case in which a plurality of pedestrians are recognized in an advancement direction of the vehicle by the recognizer, the driving controller is configured to executes follow control for following the plurality of pedestrians and is configured to determines details of the follow control on the basis of a behavior of a nearest pedestrian who is closest to the vehicle among the plurality of pedestrians and a behavior of a second pedestrian who is a monitoring target other than the nearest pedestrian among the plurality of pedestrians.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe, Ryoma Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20190244039
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a recognizer that is configured to recognize a surroundings status of a vehicle; and a driving controller that is configured to control at least steering of the vehicle on the basis of the surroundings status recognized by the recognizer, wherein the driving controller is configured to cause the vehicle to run on the basis of a first reference line deviating to one side of a road in a case in which a target obstacle is not recognized in an advancement direction of the vehicle by the recognizer and, is configured to cause the vehicle to avoid the target obstacle after causing the vehicle to run on the basis of a second reference line disposed on an other side of the road from the first reference line, in a case in which the target obstacle is recognized by the recognizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Hideki Matsunaga, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe, Yuki Oshitani, Ryoma Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20190241188
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control apparatus (100) which includes a recognition unit (130) configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a vehicle, and driving control units (140 and 160) configured to automatically control acceleration or deceleration and steering of the vehicle on the basis of a surrounding situation recognized by the recognition unit, in which, in a case that a stop position of the vehicle is recognized in the traveling direction of the vehicle by the recognition unit, and a traffic participant proceeding at a speed lower than the speed of the vehicle in the traveling direction is recognized in front of the stop position, the driving control unit determines whether the traffic participant catches up with the vehicle before the vehicle reaches the stop position, and determines to cause the vehicle to reach further ahead of the traffic participant in the traveling direction on the basis of a result of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Hideki Matsunaga, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190244038
    Abstract: A vehicle control system including a recognizer that is configured to recognize a surroundings status of a vehicle and a driving controller that is configured to control at least steering of the vehicle on the basis of the surroundings status recognized by the recognizer, and, in a case in which a obstacle present in an advancement direction of the vehicle and traffic participants present near the obstacle are recognized by the recognizer, and the vehicle is caused to avoid the obstacle, the driving controller is configured to control the vehicle on the basis of advancement directions of the traffic participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Masamitsu Tsuchiya, Hideki Matsunaga, Yasuharu Hashimoto, Etsuo Watanabe, Yuki Oshitani, Ryoma Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20190238717
    Abstract: An image reader includes a reading device to read an image on a recording medium, a first conveying roller pair upstream of the reading device in a conveyance direction of the recording medium, a second conveying roller pair downstream of the reading device in the conveyance direction, to hold the recording medium together with the first conveying roller pair to convey the recording medium, and a driver to drive the first conveying roller pair and the second conveying roller pair so that a relative relation between a reading position of the reading device and the recording medium held by the first conveying roller pair and the second conveying roller pair is constant. The reading device determines that the image read from the recording medium is effective in a period in which the relative relation is constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Osamu INAGE, Masamoto NAKAZAWA, Daisuke NIKAKU, Ryohma IKEMOTO, Hideki HASHIMOTO, Shinichiroh WADA
  • Patent number: 10356272
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a plurality of light receiving elements, a plurality of A/D conversion units, and an offset giving unit. The light receiving elements are arrayed in one direction and each convert a light signal into an electrical signal. The A/D conversion units perform A/D conversion on the electrical signals output from the light receiving elements. The offset giving unit gives an offset voltage of a certain level to the electrical signals output from the light receiving elements without flowing a steady current before the electrical signals are input into the A/D conversion units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Hashimoto, Masamoto Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10338028
    Abstract: An ion mobility separation device includes: an ion source that generates an ion; a pair of flat-plate electrodes having an introduction opening and a discharge opening for the ion generated by the ion source; a pump for causing the ion introduced via the introduction opening of the pair of flat-plate electrodes to travel toward the discharge opening; a voltage control unit that applies an asymmetric time-varying voltage and a direct-current voltage to the pair of flat-plate electrodes; a plurality of detectors disposed in a direction orthogonal to both an ion travel direction due to the pump and an applied direction of the asymmetric time-varying voltage; and a signal processing unit that processes a signal detected by the plurality of detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Hashimoto, Hideki Hasegawa, Masao Suga, Hiroyuki Satake
  • Publication number: 20190177559
    Abstract: A solvent-type gravure ink for a laminate according to the present invention contains a pigment, a binder resin, an organic solvent, and water. The solvent-type gravure ink contains 80 to 100 mass % in total of a polyurethane resin and a vinyl chloride copolymer resin in 100 mass % of the binder resin, and the mass ratio of polyurethane resin to vinyl chloride copolymer resin is 95:5 to 40:60. The solvent-type gravure ink contains 1 to 50 mass % of a structural unit derived from a polyether in 100 mass % of the polyurethane resin. The solvent-type gravure ink contains 0.1 to 15 mass % of a glycol ether-based organic solvent serving as the organic solvent and 0.1 to 5 mass % of the water in 100 mass % of the gravure ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Harunori NARIHIRO, Hideki YASUDA, Youichi HASHIMOTO, Takashi OKAMURA, Michihiro NODA, Michihisa KOFUJI
  • Publication number: 20190178841
    Abstract: An ion analysis device includes: an ion source that ionizes an analyte in a liquid sample; an ion guide into which droplets and ions produced in the ion source are introduced, the ion guide having different outlets, one outlet being an ion outlet for the ions and the other outlet being a droplet outlet for the droplets; an ion analysis unit that analyzes ions ejected from the ion outlet; a droplet measurement unit that is placed on an axis of the droplet outlet, and measures the amount of droplets; and an analysis control section that compares the amount of droplets measured at the droplet measurement unit with a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kazushige NISHIMURA, Masuyuki SUGIYAMA, Hideki HASEGAWA, Yuichiro HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10298866
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element includes: light receiving elements that convert an optical signal into an electrical signal per pixel; offset fixing units that fix an offset of an output level of each of the light receiving elements to a reference level; analog/digital conversion units that convert signals respectively corresponding to a signal level being converted from an optical signal and output by the light receiving elements and a reset level output independent of an optical signal, into digital signals, according to the reference level; amplifier units that amplify a signal; and correlated double sampling units that perform correlated double sampling per each of the light receiving elements by using a signal based on the reset level and a signal based on the signal level, wherein the amplifier units amplify the signal corresponding to the reset level and the signal corresponding to the signal level before implementing the correlated double sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Hashimoto, Masamoto Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20190148122
    Abstract: A first rod electrode set has a first center axis, into which ions and air current are introduced. A second rod electrode set has a second center axis at a distance from the first center axis, from which the ions are discharged. A power supply applies voltages to the first rod electrode set and the second rod electrode set. The first rod electrode set and the second rod electrode set have a region where the sets overlap each other in the longitudinal direction, and form a single multipole ion guide by being combined to each other in the region. Different offset DC voltages are applied to the first rod electrode set and the second rod electrode set, respectively, and a DC potential for moving the ions to the second rod electrode set in the region is formed, the ions having been guided by the first rod electrode set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Masuyuki SUGIYAMA, Hideki HASEGAWA, Masao SUGA, Hiroyuki SATAKE, Yuichiro HASHIMOTO