Patents by Inventor Hiroki Hara

Hiroki Hara 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: 11955750
    Abstract: A joint connector includes the plurality of wires extending in an extending direction, a plurality of terminals to be respectively connected to front end parts of the plurality of wires in the extending direction, a lower housing for accommodating the plurality of terminals, a busbar to be disposed in the lower housing, and an upper cover to be assembled with the lower housing. The busbar includes a plurality of tabs. Each of the plurality of terminals includes a tube portion, into which each of the plurality of tabs is inserted, and a wire connecting portion to be connected to each of the plurality of wires. The plurality of wires drawn out rearward in the extending direction from the lower housing include bent portions folded forward in the extending direction. The upper cover includes wire pressing portions for holding the plurality of wires folded forward in the extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Hajime Kawase, Masaaki Tabata, Teruo Hara, Hajime Matsui
  • Patent number: 11942737
    Abstract: A joint connector for connecting a plurality of wires includes a lower housing, an upper cover assembled with the lower housing, a plurality of terminals respectively connected to front end parts in an extending direction of the plurality of wires, and a busbar connected to the plurality of terminals. The busbar disposed in the lower housing includes a plurality of tabs. Each of the plurality of terminals disposed in the lower housing includes a tube portion, each of the plurality of tabs being inserted into the tube portion, sandwiching portions extending along the extending direction and configured to sandwich one of the plurality of wires, and a sliding portion disposed outside the sandwiching portions, movable along the extending direction and including pressurizing portions configured to pressurize the sandwiching portions toward the wire with the one of the plurality of wires sandwiched by the sandwiching portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Hajime Kawase, Masaaki Tabata, Teruo Hara, Hajime Matsui
  • Patent number: 11939667
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wavelength conversion member, includes: providing a wavelength conversion layer having a phosphor-containing portion and a light reflecting portion surrounding the phosphor-containing portion, and the wavelength conversion layer having an upper surface, a bottom surface and at least one side surface; forming a light-blocking film on the upper surface of the wavelength conversion layer; and removing a part of the light-blocking film by laser processing to expose at least a part of the phosphor-containing portion from the light-blocking film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Eboshi, Hiroaki Yuto, Hiroki Sakata, Toshiaki Yamashita, Akinori Hara
  • Patent number: 11926740
    Abstract: Provided are a resin composition including a compound represented by Formula (1) and a resin, a film and a filter including the resin composition, a liquid crystal display device and a solid-state imaging element including the filter, and a compound suitable as a light absorbing component of the resin composition and the filter. In Formula (1), Dye represents a colorant structural part obtained by removing n1 hydrogen atoms from a squarylium compound having a specific structure. Q1 is a structural part in which energy levels of a highest occupied molecular orbital and a lowest unoccupied molecular orbital satisfy a specific condition. L1 represents a divalent linking group and n1 represents an integer of 1 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Sasaki, Akihiro Hara, Kunihiko Kodama, Nobutaka Fukagawa, Yu Naito, Hiroki Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11911891
    Abstract: An actuator system that picks up workpieces aims to shorten tact time and to reduce damages to workpieces. The actuator system includes an actuator that picks up a workpiece, an external force detection sensor that detects a physical quantity that is correlated with an external force that is applied to the workpiece, a head unit that is connected to the actuator and the external force detection sensor without a communication network, the head unit being configured to control the actuator based on a sensing result from the external force detection sensor when a pickup request signal that is a signal requesting pickup of the workpiece is received, and a control device that is connected to the head unit over the communication network, the control device being configured to transmit the pickup request signal to the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Fukushima, Masashi Ishii, Hiroki Niwa, Akira Suzuki, Kazuto Oga, Shogo Wakuta, Satoshi Hara, Tomofumi Mizuno, Shigeki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20240027759
    Abstract: An optical system includes a light guide member and a prism. The light guide member has: an incident surface on which light is incident; and a first surface and a second surface facing each other. The second surface is a light emergent surface. The prism is provided for the first surface and reflects, toward the second surface, the light passing inside the light guide member. The light guide member includes a direct optical path, along which the light that has entered the light guide member through the incident surface is directly reflected from the prism and allowed to emerge from the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Wahei AGEMIZU, Kazumasa TAKATA, Masaru FUJITA, Tomohisa SAKAGUCHI, Hiroki HARA, Masaki AMIE
  • Publication number: 20230418120
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display including a backlight configured to emit light, a light-diffusion member through which the light emitted by the backlight is transmitted, a Fresnel lens through which the light transmitted through the light-diffusion member is transmitted, a display screen through which the light transmitted through the Fresnel lens is transmitted, and a mirror that reflects the light transmitted through the light-diffusion member toward a target space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato HADA, Takahiro AKIYOSHI, Hiroki HARA, Keiji SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 11835719
    Abstract: An optical system includes a light guide member having a light incident surface, a first surface, and a light emergent surface facing the first surface; and a prism provided in the first surface for reflecting light passing inside the light guide member towards the light emergent surface. The light guide member includes a direct optical path, along which the light that has entered the light guide member through the incident surface is directly reflected from the prism and allowed to emerge from the light emergent surface. At least one of the first surface or the light emergent surface includes a luminous intensity distribution control member configured to control a luminous intensity distribution of light to be extracted from the light emergent surface. The luminous intensity distribution control member includes a Fresnel lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wahei Agemizu, Kazumasa Takata, Masaru Fujita, Tomohisa Sakaguchi, Hiroki Hara, Masaki Amie
  • Publication number: 20230384589
    Abstract: A projection device includes: a plurality of light sources arranged in a first direction; a spatial modulation element that modulates incident light into image information and emits the image information; a lens that changes an optical path of light emitted from each of the plurality of light sources such that the light emitted from each light source reaches substantially the same region of an incident surface of the spatial modulation element; and a first reflective optical member that deflects the light emitted from the lens toward the spatial modulation element, the first reflective optical member having a shape that reflects light emitted from the lens so as to be incident on an arbitrary point on the incident surface of the spatial modulation element at a predetermined reference incident angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki HARA, Yosuke ASAI, Keiji SUGIYAMA, Yuji TAKASE
  • Patent number: 11789324
    Abstract: A head-up display includes a liquid-crystal panel including a display screen provided at a front surface thereof, a Fresnel lens which is on an opposite side of the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen, a light-diffusion structure between the liquid-crystal panel and the Fresnel lens, a backlight that emits light toward the Fresnel lens, a light-transmissive member between the backlight and the Fresnel lens, a body part accommodating the Fresnel lens, and a mirror that forms a virtual image corresponding to an image displayed on the display screen of the liquid-crystal panel, in a target space. The body part has a step-shaped structure including a first step surface and a second step surface, the first and second step surfaces are oriented in the same direction as the front surface of the liquid-crystal panel. The first step surface is located on the liquid-crystal panel side from the second step surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11768371
    Abstract: A projection device includes: a plurality of light sources arranged in a first direction; a spatial modulation element that modulates incident light into image information and emits the image information; a lens that changes an optical path of light emitted from each of the plurality of light sources such that the light emitted from each light source reaches substantially the same region of an incident surface of the spatial modulation element; and a first reflective optical member that deflects the light emitted from the lens toward the spatial modulation element, the first reflective optical member having a shape that reflects light emitted from the lens so as to be incident on an arbitrary point on the incident surface of the spatial modulation element at a predetermined reference incident angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Hara, Yosuke Asai, Keiji Sugiyama, Yuji Takase
  • Patent number: 11768410
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display including a display system that has a liquid-crystal panel including a display screen, a Fresnel lens which is on an opposite side of the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen, and a backlight that emits light toward the Fresnel lens. The head-up display also includes a first mirror that reflects light from the display system, a second mirror that reflects light from the first mirror, and a control circuit that controls the liquid-crystal panel, where a center of the second mirror is closer to a center of the control circuit than a center of the display system in a direction connecting a center of the first mirror and the center of the second mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11768411
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display including a liquid-crystal panel including a display screen, a Fresnel lens which is on an opposite side of the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen, a light-diffusion structure between the liquid-crystal panel and the Fresnel lens, and a mirror that forms a virtual image corresponding to an image displayed on the display screen of the liquid-crystal panel, in a target space, where the light-diffusion structure is thinner than the Fresnel lens, and the light-diffusion structure has a thickness equal to or smaller than 300 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20230296929
    Abstract: An optical modulation element is provided with a substrate, a waveguide layer formed on the substrate, a dielectric layer formed on the waveguide layer, and an electrode formed on the dielectric layer. An outer peripheral end portion of the dielectric layer has an offset area positioned inside an outer peripheral end portion of the substrate. In at least a part of the offset area, a distance from the outer peripheral end portion of the substrate to the outer peripheral end portion of the dielectric layer is equal to or less than a distance from the outer peripheral end portion of the substrate to the outer peripheral end portion of the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroki HARA, Takashi KIKUKAWA, Hiroshi TAKE, Kenji NAGASE, Shuntaro KODAMA
  • Patent number: 11754890
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display including a liquid-crystal panel including a display screen, a Fresnel lens which is on an opposite side of the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen, a light-diffusion structure between the liquid-crystal panel and the Fresnel lens, a backlight that emits light toward the light-transmissive member, and a mirror that forms a virtual image corresponding to an image displayed on the display screen of the liquid-crystal panel, in a target space, where the light-diffusion structure includes a plurality of fine particles and an average particle size of the plurality of fine particles is equal to or smaller than 20 um.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11740517
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display including a liquid-crystal panel including a display screen, a Fresnel lens which is on an opposite side of the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen, a light-diffusion member between the liquid-crystal panel and the heat-transfer member, a backlight that emits light toward the heat-transfer member, a heat sink disposed along at least one side of the Fresnel lens and one side of backlight, and a mirror that forms a virtual image corresponding to an image displayed on the display screen of the liquid-crystal panel, in a target space, where a light-diffusion structure is provided to a surface of the light-diffusion member facing the liquid-crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11733570
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display including a liquid-crystal panel including a display screen, a Fresnel lens which is on an opposite side of the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen, a light-diffusion structure between the liquid-crystal panel and the Fresnel lens, a backlight that emits light toward the Fresnel lens, a light-transmissive member between the backlight and the Fresnel lens, a body part accommodating the light-transmissive member, and a mirror that forms a virtual image corresponding to an image displayed on the display screen of the liquid-crystal panel, in a target space, where a surface of the Fresnel lens facing the backlight is uneven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11726374
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display including a liquid-crystal panel including a display screen, a Fresnel lens which is on an opposite side of the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen, a light-diffusion member between the liquid-crystal panel and the Fresnel lens, a backlight emitting light toward the Fresnel lens, a heat sink accommodating the light-diffusion member, the backlight and the Fresnel lens, and a mirror that forms a virtual image corresponding to an image displayed on the display screen of the liquid-crystal panel, in a target space, where a surface of the Fresnel lens facing the backlight is uneven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11709400
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display including a liquid-crystal panel including a display screen provided at a front surface thereof, a Fresnel lens opposite the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen, a light-diffusion structure between the liquid-crystal panel and the Fresnel lens, a backlight that emits light toward the Fresnel lens, a body part accommodating the Fresnel lens, and a mirror that forms a virtual image corresponding to an image displayed on the display screen of the liquid-crystal panel, in a target space. The body part has a step-shaped structure including a first step surface and a second step surface, the first step surface and the second step surface are oriented in the same direction as the front surface of the liquid-crystal panel, the first step surface is located on the liquid-crystal panel side from the second step surface, and the liquid-crystal panel is supported on the second step surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11709401
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display including a liquid-crystal panel including a display screen, a Fresnel lens which is on an opposite side of the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen, a light-diffusion structure between the liquid-crystal panel and the Fresnel lens, a backlight that emits light toward the Fresnel lens, a light-transmissive member between the backlight and the Fresnel lens, and a mirror that forms a virtual image corresponding to an image displayed on the display screen of the liquid-crystal panel, in a target space, where a length of the liquid-crystal panel in a longitudinal direction of the head-up display is longer than a length of the light-transmissive member in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama