Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Kawahara

Hiroaki Kawahara 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: 20200380460
    Abstract: A loading support device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire load information in which a load ID for identifying the load is associated with desired information relevant to transportation of the load, the desired information including at least one transportation quality parameter; an extraction unit configured to, while referring to load space information, in which a load space ID, assigned to each of a plurality of load spaces, is associated with a load space parameter of each load space, extract the load space having the load space parameter corresponding to the transportation quality parameter; and an output unit configured to output loading information in which the load ID of the load is associated with the load space ID of the load space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu NISHIKATA, Masao Hitomi, Kousuke Matsuyama, Maiko Eguchi, Seiji Kuroki, Hiroaki Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20200380463
    Abstract: A transport status estimation system includes a storage unit configured to store container information in which a container ID and loaded cargo information, an input unit configured to receive input of tracking information, a specifying unit configured to specify which cargo in the loaded cargo information corresponds to the tracking target cargo according to a degree of coincidence between the loading time and the loading location of each cargo included in the loaded cargo information and the loading time and the loading location of the tracking target cargo included in the tracking information, and specify the container ID of the container in which a specified cargo is accommodated based on the container information, and an estimating unit configured to estimate a transport status of the tracking target cargo based on the container ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Nishikata, Masao Hitomi, Kousuke Matsuyama, Maiko Eguchi, Seiji Kuroki, Hiroaki Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20200380871
    Abstract: A platoon organization device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire operation plan information including a departure place, a destination, and information indicating whether the vehicle corresponds to a special vehicle, of each vehicle, the special vehicle being a vehicle having at least one of a predetermined function and equipment that resolves an event when the event that requires stopping of the vehicle occurs in at least one of the vehicle and a driver; an extraction unit configured to extract a plurality of vehicles having at least a part of sections in common in a course from the departure place to the destination; an organization unit configured to organize a platoon including the vehicles such that at least one special vehicle is included in a vehicle group organizing the platoon from a platoon departure place to a platoon destination; and an output unit configured to output platoon information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao HITOMI, Yu Nishikata, Kousuke Matsuyama, Maiko Eguchi, Seiji Kuroki, Hiroaki Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20200380870
    Abstract: There is provided an ECU which is a vehicle control device that controls platooning in which a plurality of vehicles M1 to M4 travel while forming a platoon Co, the device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a situation of a vehicle around the plurality of vehicles M1 to M4 based on an imaging result by a camera of a drone that flies around the plurality of vehicles M1 to M4; a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the surrounding vehicles are capable of entering between two vehicles M included in the plurality of vehicles M1 to M4 in accordance with the situation of the surrounding vehicles acquired by the acquisition unit; and a vehicle control unit configured to shorten a distance between the plurality of vehicles M1 to M4 when the determination unit determines that the surrounding vehicles are capable of entering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Maiko EGUCHI, Masao HITOMI, Yu NISHIKATA, Kousuke MATSUYAMA, Seiji KUROKI, Hiroaki KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200327633
    Abstract: A delivery vehicle management system stores a delivery plan information regarding a traveling scheduled path of each of a plurality of delivery vehicles, acquires a position information indicating a current position of each delivery vehicle, calculates an expected arrival time for each delivery vehicle to reach a cross dock based on the delivery plan information and the position information of each delivery vehicle, specifies the delivery vehicle in which a standby time occurs when each delivery vehicle is permitted to use the cross dock in an order in which the expected arrival time is earlier, and a length of the standby time of each delivery vehicle, and notifies a driver of the delivery vehicle specified by the specifying unit of a time point delayed from the expected arrival time by the length of the standby time as a time point at which use of the cross dock can be started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Goto, Masao Hitomi, Yu Nishikata, Kousuke Matsuyama, Maiko Eguchi, Seiji Kuroki, Hiroaki Kawahara, Yohei Tanigawa, Yoshihisa Sugano, Hiroaki Takahashi, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Kosuke Katou, Tokihiro Motoyama
  • Publication number: 20200327496
    Abstract: A delivery management system includes: an acceptance unit configured to accept a delivery request including information on a delivery date of a package, from a user, a setting unit configured to set a delivery fee, in which a discount according to the delivery date is applied, for the delivery request; a delivery schedule storage unit configured to store a delivery schedule of each of a plurality of delivery vehicles; and a determination unit configured to determine a delivery vehicle that delivers the package corresponding to the delivery request based on the delivery schedule such that a requirement of the delivery date of the delivery request is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei OHTSUKA, Atsushi SAJIKI, Yukio UMEMURA, Takashi NANBU, Hiroki TABATA, Hiroki HAGIWARA, Takeshi SAOTOME, Masao HITOMI, Yu NISHIKATA, Kousuke MATSUYAMA, Maiko EGUCHI, Seiji KUROKI, Hiroaki KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200327493
    Abstract: A cargo handling place reservation system includes a reception unit configured to receive a reservation application from a user; and a reservation unit configured to reserve a reservation target candidate place as the cargo handling place for the reservation target transportation vehicle. The reservation unit is configured to extract vacant candidate places, which are the candidate places where other reservations are not set in an allocated time slot from the expected arrival time of the reservation target transportation vehicle at the candidate place until a use time allocated to the reservation target transportation vehicle elapses, by referring to a vehicle information storage unit and a candidate place information storage unit, to determine the reservation target candidate place from the extracted vacant candidate places, and to set the reservation in the allocated time slot as the reservation status of the reservation target candidate place in the candidate place information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki TABATA, Atsushi SAJIKI, Yukio UMEMURA, Takashi NANBU, Kohei OHTSUKA, Hiroki HAGIWARA, Takeshi SAOTOME, Masao HITOMI, Yu NISHIKATA, Kousuke MATSUYAMA, Maiko EGUCHI, Seiji KUROKI, Hiroaki KAWAHARA
  • Patent number: 10750815
    Abstract: A sheet for forming a shoe sole, useful for efficiently joining a crosslinked rubber layer as a stud and a thermoplastic elastomer layer as a sole, is provided. The sheet comprises a resin component (A) containing a polyamide resin (a) and having an amino group concentration of not less than 10 mmol/kg and a flexural modulus of not less than 300 MPa in accordance with ISO178. The polyamide resin (a) may contain a polyamide resin having a melting point of not less than 165° C. at a predetermined concentration (e.g., not less than 30% by weight) in the total polyamide resin (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL-EVONIK LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuteru Mutsuda, Hiroaki Arita, Tomohiro Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10711220
    Abstract: An oil-based release agent of the present invention contains a petroleum-based hydrocarbon solvent (a) and a high temperature adhesive (b), is applied to a metal die used for die casting or casting, has high adhesion and high lubricity even with respect to a metal die at a high temperature particularly of 300° C. or higher, and can prevent seizure. In addition, the present invention provides a method for applying the oil-based release agent of the present invention by controlling an adhesion amount thereof by micronization and speed-control thereof with respect to a metal die at a high temperature, and an electrostatic application method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: AOKI SCIENCE INSTITUTE CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEC INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Komatsubara, Masanao Kobayashi, Toshiaki Shimizu, Ikuo Yamauchi, Takashi Morikawa, Eiji Tabata, Fumio Kawahara, Yuzo Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10490181
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with: a voice input section that receives a remark (a question) via a voice signal; a reply creation section that creates a voice sequence of a reply (response) to the remark; a pitch analysis section that analyzes the pitch of a first segment (e.g., word ending) of the remark; and a voice generation section (a voice synthesis section, etc.) that generates a reply, in the form of voice, represented by the voice sequence. The voice generation section controls the pitch of the entire reply in such a manner that the pitch of a second segment (e.g., word ending) of the reply assumes a predetermined pitch (e.g., five degrees down) with respect to the pitch of the first segment of the remark. Such arrangements can realize synthesis of replying voice capable of giving a natural feel to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Matsubara, Junya Ura, Takehiko Kawahara, Yuji Hisaminato, Katsuji Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7357113
    Abstract: A baffle plate configuration of an internal combustion engine according to a first embodiment of the invention is provided below a rotational member arranged on or near a crankshaft and prevents the rotational members and lubricant in a pan from interfering each other. The baffle plate includes a preventing portion that is provided at an end portion of the baffle plate located in the side that is opposite, in the axial direction of the crankshaft, to the side where a larger amount of lubricant returns to the pan. The preventing portion prevents piston pumping air generated above the baffle plate from entering a space below the baffle plate through the end portion of the baffle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Obayashi, Hiroaki Kawahara, Toshiyuki Goto
  • Publication number: 20070028886
    Abstract: A baffle plate configuration of an internal combustion engine according to a first embodiment of the invention is provided below a rotational member arranged on or near a crankshaft and prevents the rotational members and lubricant in a pan from interfering each other. The baffle plate includes a preventing portion that is provided at an end portion of the baffle plate located in the side that is opposite, in the axial direction of the crankshaft, to the side where a larger amount of lubricant returns to the pan. The preventing portion prevents piston pumping air generated above the baffle plate from entering a space below the baffle plate through the end portion of the baffle plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toru Obayashi, Hiroaki Kawahara, Toshiyuki Goto
  • Patent number: 6348152
    Abstract: A medical material composed of a poly(alkyl aryl ether)sulfone copolymer (A) and a thermoplastic polymer (B), such as cellulose triacetate, and being used in contact with the blood, wherein the concentration of the copolymer (A) is at least 40% by weight at least near the surface of a part having a surface to be used in contact with the blood and the copolymer (A) is a specified polysulfone bearing fluorine atoms and polyalkyl ether units and which is suitable for a hollow fiber membrane for artificial kidneys, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kawahara, Satoru Ohmori, Takeyuki Kawaguhi
  • Patent number: 5185916
    Abstract: A method for producing a cylindrical bushing with hydraulic damping includes the steps of preparing an internal ring having an elliptical cross-section including a major axis and a minor axis, disposing within the internal ring a vibration-damping rubber block through which an inner cylinder coaxially penetrates and which has wall portions for defining a liquid chamber, so that the wall portions extend along the minor axis of the internal ring; deforming the internal ring so as to have a circular cross-section; and press-fitting the deformed internal ring into an outer cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Maeno, Kyouichi Fujinami, Hiroaki Kawahara, Tetsuo Asano
  • Patent number: 5102108
    Abstract: A vibration-damping device with hydraulic damping has a base body, a cylindrical holder secured to the base body, and an outer cylinder press-fitted within the cylindrical holder. A vibration-damping rubber body provided with a main liquid chamber enclosing a damping liquid is disposed within the outer cylinder, and retains an inner cylinder. A thin rubber wall is disposed between the outer cylinder and the vibration-damping rubber body, and defines an auxiliary liquid chamber with the vibration-damping rubber body. This auxiliary liquid chamber communicates with the main liquid chamber by way of a throttled passageway. The cylindrical holder has a rib-like projection which radially outwardly project therefrom, and extends in a circumferential direction thereof. This projection defines a groove along an inner surface of the cylindrical holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyouichi Fujinami, Hiroaki Kawahara, Tetsuo Asano, Takashi Maeno