Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Ando

Hiroaki Ando 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: 11163410
    Abstract: An operation detection device includes an operation target that accepts contact operation, an operation detection unit that detects contact operation on the operation target as a voltage, a detection unit that detects a frequency of a change in the voltage; and a determination unit that determines a mode of operation of a living body performed on the operation target based on the frequency detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamichi Ando, Hiroaki Kitada
  • Patent number: 11155924
    Abstract: A silver mirror film includes a plurality of silver particles arranged in a film surface direction, a plurality of interparticle silicon particles between the silver particles, and a plurality of surface silicon particles on surfaces of the silver particles so as to at least partially cover the surfaces. The interparticle silicon particles and the surface silicon particles are present as (SixO2y)n{x?1, y?1, and n?1}.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miki Kitamoto, Shintarou Okawa, Hiroaki Ando
  • Publication number: 20210323747
    Abstract: An air cushioning material includes: a first module including a first air cell containing air, a second air cell containing air, and a first belt-like part connecting the first air cell and the second air cell to each other; a second module including a third air cell containing air, a fourth air cell containing air, and a second belt-like part connecting the third air cell and the fourth air cell to each other; a coupling part that couples a part of the second air cell and a part of the fourth air cell in a second direction, where a direction from the second air cell toward the first air cell and a direction from the fourth air cell toward the third air cell are defined as a first direction, and a direction intersecting the first direction is defined as the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoaki ITO, Yuichi ANDO, Masato SHIMOKAWARA, Hiroaki TAKADA, Tsuyoshi TAMARU, Masato SHINOMURA
  • Publication number: 20210155168
    Abstract: A garnish includes a heating element, a base member, and a circuit board. The heating element is configured by stacking first and second sheet materials and interposing a heater wire in between. The circuit board includes a power source line and is fixed to a back surface of the base member. The heating element includes a main body portion and an extending portion. The extending portion includes a power source connection portion for connecting the heater wire to the power source line and extends to the back surface of the base member. The main body portion of the heating element is fixed to a laying surface of the base member by fixing the second sheet material to the base member. The heater wire is exposed in the power source connection portion without stacking the second sheet material on the first sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Kozo HIROTANI, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Tohoru MATSUNAMI, Hiroaki ANDO, Kimihiro IIMURA, Hideto MAEDA, Tetsuo YASUDA, Akihiro MISAWA, Chiharu TOTANI
  • Publication number: 20210096288
    Abstract: An infrared transmissive product includes a body. The body includes a base made of a transparent plastic having an infrared transmissivity and a black layer formed on a rear surface of the base in a transmission direction of infrared rays from a transmitting unit. The black layer includes a coating film layer. The coating film layer is formed by combining a transparent plastic and at least two types of dyes/pigments that have an infrared transmissivity and produce a black color when mixed together. The black layer has a thickness in a range from 5 ?m to 50 ?m. The black layer contains 50 to 150 parts by mass of dyes/pigments as a whole in relation to 100 parts by mass of transparent plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshinori YOSHIZAWA, Shintaro OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO, Seiichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210095087
    Abstract: An infrared transmissive product includes a body. The body is configured to cover a transmitting unit and a receiving unit for infrared rays in an infrared sensor. The body includes a base made of a transparent plastic having an infrared transmissivity, and a coating film layer that is formed on a rear surface of the base in a transmission direction of infrared rays from the transmitting unit and has an infrared transmissivity. The coating film layer includes dispersed aggregates of particles of a pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshinori YOSHIZAWA, Shintaro OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO, Seiichi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210077228
    Abstract: An orthodontic device, including: an inner housing that covers teeth, an outer housing that covers the inner housing, a bracket that is capable of pressing against the teeth and that penetrates the inner housing, and a pressing force adjuster that engages with the outer housing and the bracket and that is capable of adjusting a pressing force of the bracket on the teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: CHUBU MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200363329
    Abstract: In a cover device for a near-infrared sensor, a plate-shaped cover is arranged in a vehicle such that near-infrared light transmitted from a near-infrared sensor passes through the cover in the thickness direction. A part of the cover in the thickness direction is constituted by a bright decorative layer, which reflects part of incident visible light and allows near-infrared light to pass through. The cover is configured such that the near-infrared light transmittance is higher than the visible light transmittance. The vehicle further includes a light emitting portion, which emits visible light to the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Koji OKUMURA, Shintarou OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO, Hirotaka FUKUI, Yoshiharu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200324570
    Abstract: A decorative product includes a decorative layer containing nickel, chromium, and molybdenum as constituent components. The molybdenum content in the decorative layer is 50 atm % or less. The total content of nickel, chromium, and molybdenum in the decorative layer is 95 atm % or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Shintarou OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO
  • Patent number: 10794757
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared sensor cover to be applied to a near-infrared sensor including a transmitting unit that transmits near-infrared radiation to outside of a vehicle and a receiving unit that receives near-infrared radiation reaching and reflected by an object outside the vehicle, and to cover the transmitting unit and the receiving unit. The near-infrared sensor cover includes a luster layer formed by dispersing a filler in a coating film, the filler including a core and a shell that covers the core with a material having a refractive index different from that of the core. Light transmittance of near-infrared radiation in the near-infrared sensor cover is 60% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Okumura, Shintaro Okawa, Hiroaki Ando
  • Patent number: 10698085
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared sensor cover to be applied to a near-infrared sensor including a transmitting unit that transmits near-infrared radiation and a receiving unit that receives near-infrared radiation reflected by an object. The near-infrared sensor cover includes a cover main body portion disposed with a thickness direction thereof to be coincide with a transmission and reception direction of the near-infrared radiation and covering the transmitting unit and the receiving unit, and a heater wire disposed on the cover main body portion to generate heat when energized. The heater wire includes plural straight line portions that extend in parallel to each other and plural connection portions that connect end portions of adjacent straight line portions. An interval between adjacent straight line portions ranges from 3 mm to 10 mm, and a diameter of the heater wire ranges from 0.01 mm to 0.2 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Okumura, Shintaro Okawa, Hiroaki Ando, Hideto Maeda, Kimihiro Iimura
  • Publication number: 20200157685
    Abstract: A silver mirror film includes a plurality of silver particles arranged in a film surface direction, a plurality of interparticle silicon particles between the silver particles, and a plurality of surface silicon particles on surfaces of the silver particles so as to at least partially cover the surfaces. The interparticle silicon particles and the surface silicon particles are present as (SixO2y)n{x?1, y?1, and n?1}.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Miki KITAMOTO, Shintarou OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200011989
    Abstract: A vehicle sensor unit includes a millimeter wave radar device, an infrared sensor that is arranged at a position adjacent to the millimeter wave radar device, and a cover having a first cover portion and a second cover portion. The first cover portion is located in front of the millimeter wave radar device in a transmission direction of the millimeter waves to conceal the millimeter wave radar device and has millimeter wave transparency. The second cover portion is located in front of the infrared sensor in a transmission direction of the infrared light to conceal the infrared sensor and has infrared light transparency. The millimeter wave radar device and the infrared sensor are attached to the cover so that the whole vehicle sensor unit is configured as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Koji SAKURAI, Akihiro MISAWA, Tadaoki ICHIKAWA, Hideto MAEDA, Koji OKUMURA, Yasuhito TAKEUCHI, Shintaro OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO, Yoshinori YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190330731
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheen product including a base material and a metal film provided on the base material, in which the metal film includes: a first layer formed of a compound represented by a general formula SiXMYOZ (M represents a metal element, X>0, Y>0, Z?0, and X+Y+Z=100); a second layer formed of In: and a third layer formed of a compound represented by a general formula SiX?M?Y?OZ? (M? represents a metal element, X?>0, Y?>0, Z??0, and X?+Y?+Z?=100), and the metal film are obtained by sputtering the first layer, the second layer and the third layer in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki ANDO, Yukari ITO, Shintaro OKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190293485
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared sensor cover to be applied to a near-infrared sensor including a transmitting unit that transmits near-infrared radiation to outside of a vehicle and a receiving unit that receives near-infrared radiation reaching and reflected by an object outside the vehicle, and to cover the transmitting unit and the receiving unit. The near-infrared sensor cover includes a luster layer formed by dispersing a filler in a coating film, the filler including a core and a shell that covers the core with a material having a refractive index different from that of the core. Light transmittance of near-infrared radiation in the near-infrared sensor cover is 60% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Koji OKUMURA, Shintaro OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO
  • Publication number: 20190293763
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared sensor cover to be applied to a near-infrared sensor including a transmitting unit that transmits near-infrared radiation and a receiving unit that receives near-infrared radiation reflected by an object. The near-infrared sensor cover includes a cover main body portion disposed with a thickness direction thereof to be coincide with a transmission and reception direction of the near-infrared radiation and covering the transmitting unit and the receiving unit, and a heater wire disposed on the cover main body portion to generate heat when energized. The heater wire includes plural straight line portions that extend in parallel to each other and plural connection portions that connect end portions of adjacent straight line portions. An interval between adjacent straight line portions ranges from 3 mm to 10 mm, and a diameter of the heater wire ranges from 0.01 mm to 0.2 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Koji OKUMURA, Shintaro OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO, Hideto MAEDA, Kimihiro IIMURA
  • Patent number: 10256170
    Abstract: An electronic device for a vehicle includes a substrate and a semiconductor package. The substrate is arranged to extend along a flowing path of wind produced by a fan unit. The semiconductor package is disposed on the substrate to be cooled by the wind. When an inflow port from which the wind is drawn by the fan unit is defined to include a flowing path having a first cross-section area, the semiconductor package is disposed in a space including a flowing path having a cross-section area that is larger than the first cross-section area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sueyoshi, Hiroaki Ando
  • Publication number: 20170352608
    Abstract: An electronic device for a vehicle includes a substrate and a semiconductor package. The substrate is arranged to extend along a flowing path of wind produced by a fan unit. The semiconductor package is disposed on the substrate to be cooled by the wind. When an inflow port from which the wind is drawn by the fan unit is defined to include a flowing path having a first cross-section area, the semiconductor package is disposed in a space including a flowing path having a cross-section area that is larger than the first cross-section area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Tetsuya SUEYOSHI, Hiroaki ANDO
  • Patent number: 9723731
    Abstract: A vehicular electronic device has a semiconductor package and a multilayer wiring board. An electrode pad of the multilayer wiring board, to which a signal terminal of the semiconductor package is soldered, has a wiring pattern in an inner layer of the multilayer wiring board. A solder resist is applied and spaced from a periphery of the electrode pad to the exterior. The signal terminal is soldered to the electrode pad to cover an upper surface and an upper end of a side surface of the electrode pad. As a result, a crack is less likely to occur in solder connected to the signal terminal. Therefore, the signal terminal can be electrically connected with high reliability even when the signal terminal is provided in the semiconductor package with a small number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ando, Kiminobu Inayoshi, Tetsuichi Takeuchi, Naoto Makino, Tetsuya Sueyoshi, Kenichi Katoh, Keisuke Nishio
  • Patent number: 9666747
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device and a method of making a photovoltaic device that includes a stack of layers, including a substrate and an electrode layer. The photovoltaic device includes a semiconductor light absorption layer that is formed on the stack by a coating liquid that includes a plurality of semiconducting particles. The coating liquid may also include a solvent and a plurality of additive molecules. The photovoltaic device also includes a transparent conducting layer disposed on the semiconductor light absorption layer and a grid electrode disposed on the transparent conducting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ando