Patents by Inventor Hiroki Matsuoka

Hiroki Matsuoka 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: 11225288
    Abstract: A suspension having a first link member that is coupled to a front wheel and a second link member that is located on a rear side of the first link member is mounted to a suspension housing. The suspension housing has a first supporting part that supports the first link member and a second supporting part that is provided on a rear side of the first supporting part and supports the second link member. The front frame has a first fixing portion to which the first supporting part is fixed and a second fixing portion to which the second supporting part is fixed, and the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion are provided at positions different from each other in a vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeaki Watanabe, Kuniyoshi Tashiro, Hiroki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20220011206
    Abstract: The strength measuring apparatus includes: a strength measuring instrument measuring the strength of the mold on the basis of a reaction force received from the mold; a moving unit moving the strength measuring instrument; a distance sensor measuring a distance to an object on the conveyance line; and a control unit controlling the moving unit, wherein the control unit determines a measurement position of the strength measuring instrument in a horizontal direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the conveyance line on the basis of the distance detected by the distance sensor and controls the moving unit to move the strength measuring instrument to a position above the measurement position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Takato ISHII, Hiroki MATSUOKA, Takehiro SUGINO
  • Patent number: 11135849
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejector that ejects a liquid from a nozzle, a wiping mechanism that wipes a nozzle surface on which a plurality of nozzles is disposed with a wiping member, and a wiping-liquid supply mechanism that supplies a wiping liquid to the wiping member. The liquid ejecting apparatus is configured to perform wet-wiping of wiping the nozzle surface in a state where the wiping member has absorbed the wiping liquid and is configured to change a supply amount of the wiping liquid when the wiping member wipes the nozzle surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsuoka, Chikashi Nakamura, Shunsuke Kuramata, Shuhei Harada, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210304393
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that allows an operator or the like to easily perceive a tendency of defects which are present in molds or patterns. A display device displays a result of inspection of a plurality of molds or a plurality of patterns which are inspection target objects. The display device classifies the inspection target objects into a plurality of groups, generates, for each of the plurality of groups, a heat map image from a result of defect inspection of one or more of inspection target objects which are classified into the each of the plurality of groups, the heat map image representing a spatial distribution of defect occurrence frequencies; and causes a display to display one or more of the heat map images generated, the one or more heat map images corresponding to one or more groups specified by a user from among the plurality of groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OTA, Takeshi SONOHARA, Hiroki MATSUOKA, Takehiro SUGINO
  • Patent number: 11115740
    Abstract: A flat panel speaker according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a flat panel and a plurality of vibrators that are disposed on a back surface of the flat panel. The plurality of vibrators are disposed to avoid a location that most easily vibrates in an entire range of audio frequencies when vibration is generated in the flat panel by the plurality of vibrators. A large stationary wave with respect to the flat panel therefore does not easily occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Toshihiko Masuda, Hiroki Matsuoka, Hideyuki Taguchi, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Shinpei Kondo
  • Publication number: 20210245516
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus including: a liquid ejecting portion configured to eject a liquid from a nozzle disposed in a nozzle surface; a wiping mechanism configured to perform a wiping operation of wiping the nozzle surface by moving a strip-shaped member configured to absorb the liquid relative to the nozzle surface in a state in which the strip-shaped member is in contact with the nozzle surface; and a control portion configured to perform a pre-wiping operation of moving the strip-shaped member relative to the nozzle surface at a speed higher than a speed for the relative movement during the wiping operation in a state in which the strip-shaped member is not in contact with the nozzle surface and is configured to be brought into contact with the liquid adhering to the nozzle surface, prior to the wiping operation of wiping the nozzle surface with the strip-shaped member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Masato MURAYAMA, Atsushi YOSHIDA, Hiroki MATSUOKA, Kazushi ARAFUKA
  • Publication number: 20210146689
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting portion configured to eject a liquid supplied through a common flow path, from a plurality of nozzles that are arranged on a nozzle surface and form a nozzle row, a wiping mechanism that includes a wiping member having absorptivity for absorbing the liquid and is configured to wipe the nozzle surface, and a control portion that drives the wiping mechanism during a wiping operation of wiping the nozzle surface by the wiping member or before the wiping operation after a discharge operation of discharging the liquid from the nozzle, and performs a stop operation of stopping the wiping member for a predetermined time at a position at which the wiping member comes into contact with the liquid that swells to cover the nozzle or with the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroki MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20210123857
    Abstract: A core inspection device for inspecting a core, the device including a color sensor configured to detect a measured value of each color component of the color of the surface of the core, and a determination unit configured to compare the measured value of at least one color component detected by the color sensor with a threshold prepared corresponding to the at least one color component, thereby determine if a strength property of the core is acceptable or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi HANAI, Hiroki MATSUOKA
  • Patent number: 10981603
    Abstract: A front body structure of the vehicle includes a pair of left and right rear joint members that join front side frames and the sub-frame in a vehicle up-down direction in substantially the same positions in a vehicle front-rear direction as rear reinforcing parts of the suspension housings, and third link members that separate internal spaces of the front side frames in substantially the same positions in the vehicle front-rear direction as the upper ends of rear joint members. The front body structure further includes a tower bar that joins a cowl box and the rear reinforcing parts of the suspension housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsuoka, Shigeaki Watanabe, Hidenori Matsuoka, Kazuki Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10906319
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting unit, a carriage, an optical machine, a liquid receiving unit, and a suction mechanism. The liquid ejecting unit is designed to form an image by ejecting a droplet from a nozzle formed in a nozzle forming surface to a medium. The carriage holds the liquid ejecting unit. The optical machine is held by the carriage. The liquid receiving unit is designed to receive a liquid discharged from the liquid ejecting unit in a discharge operation for maintenance of the liquid ejecting unit. The suction mechanism has a surface provided with a suction opening that allows ambient air on a liquid ejecting unit side to be sucked therefrom during the discharge operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsuoka, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210014449
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a display cell that displays an image and has a thin-plate shape; one or more vibration exciters that are disposed on rear-surface side of the display cell and cause the display cell to vibrate; and an opposing plate opposed to the display cell with an air gap in between. The display apparatus further includes a sound-spreading adjustment member that is disposed between the display cell and the two or more vibration exciters, and controls spreading of a sound generated by vibration caused by the two or more vibration exciters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Maeshiba, Daisuke Yamaoka, Shinpei Kondo, Hiroki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200315867
    Abstract: An absorber, a liquid impervious sheet covering a back surface side of the absorber and having air permeability, and a cover nonwoven fabric covering a back surface side of the liquid impervious sheet are provided. The cover nonwoven fabric has a large number of holes penetrating the front surface and back surface at intervals in a region overlapping with the liquid impervious sheet. Edge portions of the holes bend-up toward a front surface side. In a region having the holes in the cover nonwoven fabric, rows of the holes, which are aligned in the front-back direction at intervals in the front-back direction narrower than the dimension in the front-back direction of each of the holes, are repeatedly formed at predetermined intervals in the width direction, and the interval of the adjacent two holes in the width direction is wider than the dimension in the front back-direction of the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Shunji Seno, Hiroki Matsuoka, Akie Moritani
  • Publication number: 20200260168
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a thin plate-shaped display cell that displays image and a plurality of exciters disposed on a back surface of the display cell and causing the display cell to vibrate. The plurality of exciters is such configured that the plurality of exciters is regarded as one exciter when the plurality of exciters generates vibration in the display cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Masuda, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Hideyuki Taguchi, Hiroki Matsuoka, Shinpei Kondo
  • Publication number: 20200230960
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting unit, a carriage, an optical machine, a liquid receiving unit, and a suction mechanism. The liquid ejecting unit is designed to form an image by ejecting a droplet from a nozzle formed in a nozzle forming surface to a medium. The carriage holds the liquid ejecting unit. The optical machine is held by the carriage. The liquid receiving unit is designed to receive a liquid discharged from the liquid ejecting unit in a discharge operation for maintenance of the liquid ejecting unit. The suction mechanism has a surface provided with a suction opening that allows ambient air on a liquid ejecting unit side to be sucked therefrom during the discharge operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroki MATSUOKA, Hitotoshi KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10639897
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting unit, a carriage, an optical machine, a liquid receiving unit, and a suction mechanism. The liquid ejecting unit is designed to form an image by ejecting a droplet from a nozzle formed in a nozzle forming surface to a medium. The carriage holds the liquid ejecting unit. The optical machine is held by the carriage. The liquid receiving unit is designed to receive a liquid discharged from the liquid ejecting unit in a discharge operation for maintenance of the liquid ejecting unit. The suction mechanism has a surface provided with a suction opening that allows ambient air on a liquid ejecting unit side to be sucked therefrom during the discharge operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsuoka, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20200086927
    Abstract: A suspension having a first link member that is coupled to a front wheel and a second link member that is located on a rear side of the first link member is mounted to a suspension housing. The suspension housing has a first supporting part that supports the first link member and a second supporting part that is provided on a rear side of the first supporting part and supports the second link member. The front frame has a first fixing portion to which the first supporting part is fixed and a second fixing portion to which the second supporting part is fixed, and the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion are provided at positions different from each other in a vehicle width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeaki Watanabe, Kuniyoshi Tashiro, Hiroki Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20200062315
    Abstract: A front body structure of the vehicle includes a pair of left and right rear joint members that join front side frames and the sub-frame in a vehicle up-down direction in substantially the same positions in a vehicle front-rear direction as rear reinforcing parts of the suspension housings, and third link members that separate internal spaces of the front side frames in substantially the same positions in the vehicle front-rear direction as the upper ends of rear joint members. The front body structure further includes a tower bar that joins a cowl box and the rear reinforcing parts of the suspension housings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki MATSUOKA, Shigeaki WATANABE, Hidenori MATSUOKA, Kazuki YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200062314
    Abstract: A front body structure of a vehicle includes a pair of left and right hinge pillars, a pair of left and right front suspension dampers that are provided in desired positions on an inner side in a vehicle width direction of the hinge pillars and on a vehicle front side of the hinge pillars, a pair of left and right suspension housings that have damper mount parts, and a pair of left and right apron reinforcements to which upper ends of the suspension housings are joined. The apron reinforcements are formed in shapes extending substantially linearly from the rear ends thereof toward the vehicle front side and an inner side in the vehicle width direction through an outer side in the vehicle width direction of the damper mount parts in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20200009871
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejector that ejects a liquid from a nozzle, a wiping mechanism that wipes a nozzle surface on which a plurality of nozzles is disposed with a wiping member, and a wiping-liquid supply mechanism that supplies a wiping liquid to the wiping member. The liquid ejecting apparatus is configured to perform wet-wiping of wiping the nozzle surface in a state where the wiping member has absorbed the wiping liquid and is configured to change a supply amount of the wiping liquid when the wiping member wipes the nozzle surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsuoka, Chikashi Nakamura, Shunsuke Kuramata, Shuhei Harada, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10442187
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus sequentially performs a discharging operation of discharging pressurized liquid from a nozzle, a discharge stopping operation of stopping the discharging operation, a pressure reducing operation of reducing the pressure in a liquid ejecting unit, and a wiping operation of wiping a nozzle surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Matsuoka