Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Sasaki

Hiroaki Sasaki 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: 11119225
    Abstract: A measuring device capable of referring to map information, comprising: a first position measuring circuit for measuring a position of the device by receiving a signal transmitted from a positioning satellite; a power source circuit for supplying a power source to the first position measuring circuit; and a processor configured to suspend, in a case of determining that measurement using the first position measuring circuit is not possible, supply of a power source to the first position measuring circuit when determining that a position of the device is indoors based on a latest measurement result by the first position measuring circuit before it is determined that the measurement using the first position measuring circuit is not possible, and the map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Shimizu, Yuji Nakamura, Shinsuke Tsuboi, Tatsunori Sasaki, Hiroaki Fujikane
  • Publication number: 20210280587
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes, on a substrate, a memory region 600 and a peripheral circuit region 500 in which an MOS transistor 100 is formed. The MOS transistor 100 includes a drain region 120 and a source region 130 disposed in a first direction parallel to a surface of the substrate. On a surface of the drain region 120, a drain electrode 121 is formed to be connected with a contact plug 122. Further, on a surface of the source region 130, a source electrode 131 is formed to be connected with a contact plug 132. When viewed in the first direction, the drain electrode 121 has a region that does not overlap with the source electrode 131, and the source electrode 131 has a region that does not overlap with the drain electrode 121.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAMOTO, Shinichi Asou, Kenichi Kawabata, Haruyuki Miyata, Takahiro Shimokawa, Takaco Umezawa, Syunsuke Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11104156
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a print head having a heat generation element, a generation unit that generates print data for driving the heat generation element to form an image on a print medium and a drive unit that drives the heat generation element on a basis of the print data generated by the generation unit. The print medium includes a laminate of a plurality of image forming layers that generate develop mutually different colors by receiving heat. The generation unit generates the print data depending on a type of the print medium among a plurality of print medium types that differ from each other in order of lamination of the plurality of image forming layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Okinori Tsuchiya, Takashi Fujita, Takeru Sasaki, Hiroaki Ogawa, Akitoshi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210260883
    Abstract: A printing-fluid containing device configured to be inserted into a cartridge attachment section in an insertion direction includes: a printing-fluid cartridge and an adaptor to which the cartridge is detachably assembled. The cartridge includes: a casing; a supply portion; a detection portion; and an engagement portion. The adaptor includes: an adaptor body; and an electrical interface. The detection portion includes a light accessible portion accessed by light from an outside of the cartridge. The engagement portion is engageable with the cartridge attachment section. The adaptor body has a front wall at its leading end in the insertion direction. The front wall has an opening through which the supply portion extends. The electrical interface is disposed on an outer surface of the adaptor body and electrically connectable to an electric contact of the cartridge attachment section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke NUKUI, Hiroaki TAKAHASHI, Toyonori SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210252561
    Abstract: A compressed fluid discharge control device is provided with a diaphragm valve. When an opening/closing operation member is operated, a pilot chamber opening/closing valve opens to open a pilot chamber. As a result, pressure within a valve chamber becomes higher than that in the pilot chamber and the diaphragm valve separates from a valve seat. Then, compressed fluid previously accumulated in a holding chamber flows into a discharge passage through the valve chamber and is discharged from the discharge opening of the discharge passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki TAKADA, Yoshitada DOI, Masayuki OSHIMA, Hiroaki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200198646
    Abstract: A slip angle estimation device for a vehicle comprises an imaging device for capturing an image of at least one of the front and the rear of the vehicle and a control unit. The imaging device is a CCD camera including a lens and an imaging sensor. The control unit is configured to determine a plurality of tracking points for a plurality of captured objects, determine an optical flow for the plurality of tracking points based on two images captured at predetermined elapsed time intervals, determine a vanishing point based on intersections of the plurality of optical flows, and calculate a slip angle of the, vehicle based on a ratio of a horizontal distance between an image center and the vanishing point to a distance between a lens center of the CCD camera and an imaging sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sasaki, Hisanori Mitsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190193741
    Abstract: In an apparatus for detecting an anomaly of an evaluation target condition of a road, a storage stores a reference data set correlating to a predetermined attribute and being comprised of reference data samples. An anomaly level calculator obtains, from target vehicles, an evaluation data set correlating to the predetermined attribute and being comprised of evaluation data samples. The evaluation data samples are collected from the respective target vehicles as target driving data items at the predetermined attribute under the evaluation target condition of the road. The target driving data item for each of the target vehicles represents at least one driving operation of the corresponding one of the target vehicles. The anomaly level calculator compares the reference data set with the evaluation data set to thereby calculate an anomaly level of the evaluation target condition of the road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro HITOMI, Kazuhito TAKENAKA, Masataka MORI, Kazushi IKEDA, Takatomi KUBO, Hiroaki SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9709341
    Abstract: Provided are a heat exchanger that does not impede downsizing and removes water in the heat absorbing pipe adequately with a simple configuration even when the reduction in diameter of the heat absorbing pipe is made. A heat exchanger 5 in which heat absorbing pipes 51 are disposed in a multi-tier arrangement within a casing 50 which is the passage of combustion exhaust gas, both pipe ends 511,512 of each of the heat absorbing pipes 51 are connected respectively to two headers 54, 55 provided on a side plate 52 of the casing 50, and water introduced from an external pipe 63 to each of the heat absorbing pipes 51 through the header 54 is heat-exchanged and heated by combustion exhaust gas. The pipe ends 511, 512 of the heat absorbing pipes 51 are arranged at a predetermined vertical interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: RINNAI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekatsu Naruse, Yoichi Kojima, Shinya Otsubo, Masaru Shimazaki, Takeshi Kawashima, Hiroaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9598074
    Abstract: A vehicle stabilization system 1 comprises a VSA device to have a braking device generate a braking force to reduce rotation of wheels and perform an anti-lock braking control when a vehicle is braked and an AS device to cancel a yawing moment applied to the vehicle. A vehicle control device estimates a friction coefficient (pad ? value of the brake pad) of a friction material for braking the wheels, calculates braking forces for the left and right wheels using the estimated friction coefficient, calculates a yawing moment applied to the vehicle based on a braking force difference between a left wheel braking force to reduce rotation of the left wheels and a right wheel braking force to reduce rotation of the right wheels and determines an operation amount on the AS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigehiro Honda, Susumu Takahashi, Hiroaki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20160096524
    Abstract: A vehicle stabilization system 1 comprises a VSA device to have a braking device generate a braking force to reduce rotation of wheels and perform an anti-lock braking control when a vehicle is braked and an AS device to cancel a yawing moment applied to the vehicle. A vehicle control device estimates a friction coefficient (pad p value of the brake pad) of a friction material for braking the wheels, calculates braking forces for the left and right wheels using the estimated friction coefficient, calculates a yawing moment applied to the vehicle based on a braking force difference between a left wheel braking force to reduce rotation of the left wheels and a right wheel braking force to reduce rotation of the right wheels and determines an operation amount on the AS device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Shigehiro HONDA, Susumu TAKAHASHI, Hiroaki SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9195633
    Abstract: An in-vehicle operation apparatus has an operation switch, a candidate selection operation unit, and a command assignment operation unit, all of which are operable by a user. The operation switch may control multiple in-vehicle devices based on a desired command assigned thereto. In particular, the candidate selection operation unit selects a plurality of candidate commands from among a plurality of commands respectively for in-vehicle devices. The command assignment operation unit selects and assigns the desired command from among the plurality of candidate commands to the operation switch. Accordingly, the operation switch controls the in-vehicle device associated with the desired command. Thus, the apparatus reduces the amount of operation switches required and allows the user to easily select and assign a command to the operation switch for controlling a desired in-vehicle device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Enami, Takao Muroi, Hiroaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9145167
    Abstract: In a rear wheel steering vehicle equipped with a vehicle motion stability control system that can be selectively switched on and off, the motion stability of the vehicle is prevented from being impaired when an abnormal condition should develop to a rear wheel steering device of the vehicle. In addition to the rear wheel steering device, the vehicle is provided with an abnormal condition processing unit that turns on the vehicle motion stability control system upon detection of the abnormal condition of the rear wheel rear wheel steering device while the vehicle motion stability control system is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Onaya, Takashi Yanagi, Hiroaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8941585
    Abstract: An input device with touch input function has an input member which is operable to input at least one of shifting operation and pushing operation. The input member has a touch input device which is responsive to touch of a user. The input device has an operation sensor which detects the operation on the input member. The input member and the operation sensor provides an input unit which is supported by a support member in a manner that the input unit is movable among a lock position and an unlock position with respect to a base member on which the input unit is supported. The input device has a lock mechanism which locks the input member in inoperable condition at the lock position and which releases the input member in operable condition at the unlock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Minamitani, Hiroaki Sasaki, Shingo Kitabayashi
  • Patent number: 8680301
    Abstract: There are provided foods and beverages that will suppress the absorption of dietary lipids, thereby suppressing the rise of triglyceride in blood. High-molecular weight polyphenol fractions recovered from oolong tea are added to foods or beverages as an active ingredient for inhibiting lipase activity. The foods and beverages of the present invention are safe and their inherent flavor has not been impaired; hence, they may be taken in routinely so that the lipase inhibitory action of the high-molecular weight polyphenol fractions will suppress the rise of triglyceride in blood and prevent obesity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Matsubara, Yoshiyuki Ishikura, Hiroaki Sasaki, Keiichi Abe, Sumio Asami, Masaaki Nakai, Aki Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 8554416
    Abstract: The present invention provides a rear wheel steering angle controlling device for vehicles comprising: a rear wheel steering mechanism (5R, 5L) for changing a rear wheel steering angle; a front wheel steering angle detector (9) for detecting a front wheel steering angle (?f); a vehicle velocity detector (10R, 10L) for detecting a vehicle velocity (V); a feedforward rear wheel steering angle control target value setting unit (21) for setting a feedforward control target value (?rFF) of said rear wheel steering angle according to said front wheel steering angle, said vehicle velocity, a steering yaw rate transfer function property (G?0) of the vehicle without a rear wheel steering angle control, and a prescribed reference steering yaw rate transfer function property (Gideal); and a controlling device (11) for controlling said rear wheel steering mechanism according to said feedforward rear wheel steering angle control target value; wherein a steady-state property of said reference steering yaw rate transfer fun
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Horiuchi, Takashi Yanagi, Hiroaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8532900
    Abstract: An accelerator pedal device for a vehicle, performing a pedal reaction force control method. The accelerator pedal device is provided with an engine speed detection unit that detects the engine speed (Ne) and a reaction force control unit that controls, on the basis of the engine speed (Ne), a pedal reaction force (Fr) applied by a reaction force application unit. The reaction force control unit limits the reduction ratio of the pedal reaction force (Fr) when the reduction ratio of the engine speed (Ne) is greater than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Maruyama, Yutaka Horiuchi, Takashi Yanagi, Hiroaki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20130112384
    Abstract: Provided are a heat exchanger that does not impede downsizing and removes water in the heat absorbing pipe adequately with a simple configuration even when the reduction in diameter of the heat absorbing pipe is made. A heat exchanger 5 in which heat absorbing pipes 51 are disposed in a multi-tier arrangement within a casing 50 which is the passage of combustion exhaust gas, both pipe ends 511,512 of each of the heat absorbing pipes 51 are connected respectively to two headers 54, 55 provided on a side plate 52 of the casing 50, and water introduced from an external pipe 63 to each of the heat absorbing pipes 51 through the header 54 is heat-exchanged and heated by combustion exhaust gas. The pipe ends 511, 512 of the heat absorbing pipes 51 are arranged at a predetermined vertical interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: RINNAI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekatsu Naruse, Yoichi Kojima, Shinya Otsubo, Masaru Shimazaki, Takeshi Kawashima, Hiroaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8436814
    Abstract: A two-dimensional operation section includes a stick-shaped rocking shaft having an end having an operation knob. The operation knob is operated within a predetermined two-dimensional operation surface determined as an operation range such that a rocking axis of the rocking shaft tilts from a predetermined neutral angular position to a direction corresponding to an instructed position. A one-dimensional operation section has an operation surface exposed in a main surface of the operation knob, the main surface being an end surface of the rocking shaft. The one-dimensional operation section can be operated in a predetermined one-dimensional operation direction determined within the two-dimensional operation surface relative to the operation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Hisatsugu, Motoki Tachiiri, Koichi Masuda, Tsuneo Uchida, Takashi Aoki, Hiroaki Sasaki, Kunihiro Nakagawa, Hiromune Wada
  • Patent number: 8364350
    Abstract: A steering system for rear wheels of a vehicle without a dead zone in the vicinity of the steering wheel zero. The steering system includes a steering controller and control units that control the rear wheels to be steered in accordance with the steering angle of the steering wheel. The steering system performs a reduction control to provide a smaller steering control amount for the rear wheels in a range where a steering angle becomes smaller than a predetermined value, compared to a steering control amount for the rear wheels in the other ranges of the steering angle. When an angle speed of the steering angle becomes greater than a predetermined value, the steering system performs no reduction control or the reduction control with less reduced steering control amount for the rear wheels even in the range where the steering angle becomes smaller than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yanagi, Yutaka Horiuchi, Hiroaki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20120253624
    Abstract: An accelerator pedal device for a vehicle, performing a pedal reaction force control method. The accelerator pedal device is provided with an engine speed detection unit that detects the engine speed (Ne) and a reaction force control unit that controls, on the basis of the engine speed (Ne), a pedal reaction force (Fr) applied by a reaction force application unit. The reaction force control unit limits the reduction ratio of the pedal reaction force (Fr) when the reduction ratio of the engine speed (Ne) is greater than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Maruyama, Yutaka Horiuchi, Takashi Yanagi, Hiroaki Sasaki