Patents by Inventor Hiroki Maeda

Hiroki Maeda 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: 11912284
    Abstract: An alighting assistance device D of the present disclosure may be a device moving a driver seat rearward in a case where a determination may be made that an occupant seated on the driver seat of a vehicle alights. The device may include a height changer which changes a height of a steering wheel, a sitting height acquirer which acquires a sitting height of the occupant, and a steering wheel controller 33 as one example of a height controller which controls the height changer such that the height of the steering wheel becomes lower as the sitting height acquired by the sitting height acquirer may be higher in the case where a determination is made that the occupant alights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshito Hirata, Tomonori Ohtsubo, Hiroki Uemura, Kengo Iwata, Masato Maeda, Hiroaki Matsuda, Masahito Kashihara, Chieko Nakagami
  • Publication number: 20230384465
    Abstract: A detection device for detecting radiation includes a container including a first portion, a second portion facing the first portion in a first direction, and a side portion extending from the first portion toward the second portion, where a gas is contained in the container, an electron detector located inside the container, where the electron detector detects an electron generated by Compton scattering, a drift electrode located inside the container closer to the second portion than the electron detector and facing the electron detector, and a radiation detector located closer to the second portion than the drift electrode, where the radiation detector detects scattered radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu SHIMADA, Hiroki MAEDA, Toru TANIMORI, Atsushi TAKADA, Kazuyoshi TOGASHI, Tomohisa MOTOMURA
  • Patent number: 11770094
    Abstract: A motor controller includes individual drive circuits, a plurality of energization systems, and a processing circuit that outputs a plurality of individual control signals. The processing circuit executes a first calculation process, a second calculation process, a third calculation process, and a fourth calculation process for each of the energization systems. The first calculation process is a process of calculating individual current command values. The second calculation process is a process of calculating the estimated temperatures of protection targets. The third calculation process is a process of calculating individual limit values. The fourth calculation process is a process of calculating the individual control signals based on the individual current command values that are limited by the individual limit values. The processing circuit calculates the estimated temperatures of the protection targets where current of a target system flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Niwa, Junya Honda, Hiroki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20230120194
    Abstract: An ECU of a vehicle executes a regeneration process to control an electric motor so as to generate regenerative torque during deceleration caused by an accelerator OFF. The ECU executes a torque gradual decrease process to decrease the regenerative torque in a wheel slip detection state more gradually at a time when a brake pedal is depressed after a start of the deceleration and ABS control is not activated than a time when the brake pedal is not depressed after the start of the deceleration. The ECU executes a hydraulic pressure increase process to increase the upstream hydraulic pressure such that, when the ABS control is activated while the brake pedal is depressed after the start of the deceleration, the upstream hydraulic pressure has a value necessary for generating a braking torque having a magnitude according to the regenerative torque generated at a start of the ABS control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takami Iwamoto, Shun Nagai, Yuto Yokoyama, Junichi Katsumata, Shotaro Arai, Hiroki Maeda, Masahiro Hara, Daigo Tateishi
  • Publication number: 20230028015
    Abstract: A blower of a CPAP device is housed inside a main body case of a CPAP device. The blower is roughly divided into a fan unit housing a fan therein, and a delivery tube, through which air sent from the fan passes. In the main body case, a first support member, a second support member, and a third support member are interposed between the main body case and the fan unit to support the fan unit. When viewed from a rotation axis of the fan, the first support member and the second support member are disposed to pinch the blower on the side of a connection point between the fan unit and the delivery tube relative to the rotation axis, and the third support member is located on the opposite side to the connection point between the fan unit and the delivery tube relative to the rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroki MAEDA, Atsushi HATTORI, Yoshio YAMANAKA, Yoshiro KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20230012058
    Abstract: An electrified vehicle includes a motor connected to wheels and configured to perform regenerative braking at the wheels, a battery configured to store regenerative electric power output by the motor through the regenerative braking, and a controller configured to control the regenerative braking such that a braking torque applied to the wheels is less than or equal to a maximum braking torque and the regenerative electric power output by the motor is lower than or equal to a maximum regenerative electric power. The controller is configured to be able to change the maximum regenerative electric power and, when the controller has changed the maximum regenerative electric power, change the maximum braking torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Maeda
  • Patent number: 11515596
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electricity-storage module includes: preparing a stacked body and first sealing portions; processing an extension portion of one or more first sealing portions included in an outer edge portion in a stacking direction of the stacked body so that an extension portion length of the one or more of first sealing portions becomes shorter than a length of the extension portions of the first sealing portions which are not included in the outer edge portion; and forming a second sealing portion that is provided at the periphery of the first sealing portions when viewed from the stacking direction and covers at least parts of outer surfaces of the first sealing portions located at stacking ends of the stacked body in the stacking direction by injection molding in which a resin material is caused to circulate in a mold frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamada, Kojiro Tamaru, Takafumi Yamasaki, Takashi Sakai, Hiroki Maeda, Naoto Morisaku, Hiromi Ueda, Akihito Tsuge, Koji Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 11411279
    Abstract: A power storage module 12 according to a first aspect includes: a laminated body 30 in which bipolar electrodes 32 including an electrode plate 34, a positive electrode 36, and a negative electrode 38, are laminated; a frame body 50 provided with an opening 50a communicated with a plurality of internal spaces V; and a pressure adjustment valve 60 connected to the opening 50a. The pressure adjustment valve 60 includes a base member 70 connected to the opening 50a and provided with a plurality of communication holes 74 respectively communicated with the plurality of internal spaces V, a valve body 80 arranged to shut opening ends 76a of the plurality of communication holes 74, and a cover member 90 pressing the valve body 80 against the base member 70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Hamaoka, Kojiro Tamaru, Hirokazu Kotake, Hiroki Maeda
  • Patent number: 11404742
    Abstract: A battery module includes an electrode laminate including a plurality of electrodes that are laminated, and a sealing body sealing a side surface of the electrode laminate. The sealing body is provided with a communication hole communicating an internal space between the electrodes adjacent in a laminating direction in the electrode laminate. The communication hole includes an opening end on an outer surface of the sealing body. A length of the opening end in the laminating direction is longer than a length of the internal space in the laminating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kojiro Tamaru, Taku Inoue, Hiroki Maeda, Tsuyoshi Mariya
  • Publication number: 20220134037
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device which sends, into an airway of a user, air sucked into the device. A body unit as a first unit has a cylindrical first lead-out portion through which air circulates. A base unit as a second unit has a third introduction portion to which the first lead-out portion is to be connected. A body-side terminal is provided as a first terminal with conductivity at the first lead-out portion of the body unit. A base-side terminal is provided as a second terminal with conductivity at the third introduction portion of the base unit. The body-side terminal is in contact with the base-side terminal while the body unit is attached to the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki MAEDA, Yoshihide AMAGAI, Yoshio YAMANAKA, Yoshitaka HANE
  • Publication number: 20220113646
    Abstract: The toner includes an external additive adhering to the surface of a toner particle. The external additive contains fine powder in which the surface of a core derived by addition of silica to strontium titanate is hydrophobized with a silane compound, and silica.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: TADANORI KANO, Takao YAMADA, HIROKI MAEDA
  • Patent number: 11287694
    Abstract: An upper side light diffuser sheet includes a substrate layer, and a light diffusion layer overlaid on a front face side of the substrate layer. The light diffusion layer includes a resin matrix, and resin beads dispersed in the resin matrix. The resin beads include a first resin bead group having an average particle diameter D50 of 1.9 ?m or more and 3.3 ?m or less, and a second resin bead group having an average particle diameter D50 larger than the average particle diameter D50 of the first resin bead group. A mass ratio of the second resin bead group in an entire resin beads is 30% or more and 50% or less. A coating amount of the light diffusion layer is larger than 1.7 g/m2 and smaller than 3.0 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: KEIWA INC.
    Inventors: Tadayuki Nonaka, Kana Miyamoto, Hiroki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20220094000
    Abstract: In a power storage module, a side surface of an electrode laminate body has a welded layer where first sealing portions adjacent in a lamination direction are welded. A sealing body has: a side surface (opening wall) provided with a through hole communicating with an internal space; and side surfaces (non-opening walls) lacking the through hole. When viewed from the lamination direction, a width of the welded layer at the opening wall is smaller than a width of the welded layer at the non-opening wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kojiro TAMARU, Takashi SAKAI, Masahiro YAMADA, Sho KISHINE, Hiroki MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20220066342
    Abstract: The toner has a toner matrix particle containing a crystalline polyester resin. Associated silica including two or more of primary particles is present on the surface of the toner matrix particle. The coverage with associated silica onto the toner matrix particle is 1% or more to 30% or less, and the adherence strength of associated silica to the toner matrix particle is 20% or more to 90% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: HIROKI MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20220016377
    Abstract: The CPAP device includes a main unit and a second unit to be attached to or detached from the main unit. The main unit includes a first housing having a first lead-out part, an air blower for leading out air from the first lead-out part, and a first electrical connection part provided on the first housing. The second unit includes a second housing having a second lead-in part and a second lead-out part, a humidifier which humidifies air led therein from the second lead-in part, and a second electrical connection part to be connected to the first electrical connection part. The first lead-out part and the second lead-in part are configured to guide, with a connection between them, the first electrical connection part and the second electrical connection part to a position where they are connectable to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki MAEDA, Yoshihide AMAGAI, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI, Yoshitaka HANE, Yoshio YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210313923
    Abstract: A motor controller includes individual drive circuits, a plurality of energization systems, and a processing circuit that outputs a plurality of individual control signals. The processing circuit executes a first calculation process, a second calculation process, a third calculation process, and a fourth calculation process for each of the energization systems. The first calculation process is a process of calculating individual current command values. The second calculation process is a process of calculating the estimated temperatures of protection targets. The third calculation process is a process of calculating individual limit values. The fourth calculation process is a process of calculating the individual control signals based on the individual current command values that are limited by the individual limit values. The processing circuit calculates the estimated temperatures of the protection targets where current of a target system flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro NIWA, Junya HONDA, Hiroki MAEDA
  • Patent number: 11084915
    Abstract: Provided is a means capable of realizing a surface-roughening method for modifying the surface of a resin molded article to form a surficial layer, such as a coating or plating, or to impart a function derived from the surface configuration. The method comprises adding a resin composition and performing a post-treatment and is thus simpler and easier than conventional methods. The resin composition is a composition for resin surface roughening that contains an aliphatic polycarbonate and an alkali metal salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd., Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Nishioka, Hiroki Maeda, Kei Ishikura, Kimihiro Matsukawa, Yukiyasu Kashiwagi, Masashi Saitoh
  • Publication number: 20210184301
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electricity-storage module includes: preparing a stacked body and first sealing portions; processing an extension portion of one or more first sealing portions included in an outer edge portion in a stacking direction of the stacked body so that an extension portion length of the one or more of first sealing portions becomes shorter than a length of the extension portions of the first sealing portions which are not included in the outer edge portion; and forming a second sealing portion that is provided at the periphery of the first sealing portions when viewed from the stacking direction and covers at least parts of outer surfaces of the first sealing portions located at stacking ends of the stacked body in the stacking direction by injection molding in which a resin material is caused to circulate in a mold frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Masahiro YAMADA, Kojiro TAMARU, Takafumi YAMASAKI, Takashi SAKAI, HIroki MAEDA, Naoto MORISAKU, Hiromi UEDA, Akihito TSUGE, Koji TSUKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210149252
    Abstract: An upper side light diffuser sheet includes a substrate layer, and a light diffusion layer overlaid on a front face side of the substrate layer. The light diffusion layer includes a resin matrix, and resin beads dispersed in the resin matrix. The resin beads include a first resin bead group having an average particle diameter D50 of 1.9 ?m or more and 3.3 ?m or less, and a second resin bead group having an average particle diameter D50 larger than the average particle diameter D50 of the first resin bead group. A mass ratio of the second resin bead group in an entire resin beads is 30% or more and 50% or less. A coating amount of the light diffusion layer is larger than 1.7 g/m2 and smaller than 3.0 g/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: KEIWA INC.
    Inventors: Tadayuki Nonaka, Kana Miyamoto, Hiroki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20210042943
    Abstract: A scanning electron microscope is provided that is capable of displaying an image highly visible for a user when an image is displayed by visualization by combining morphological image information with component image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ryuta MATSUMOTO, Kiyoshi OGAWA, Tomomi TAMURA, Hiroki MAEDA