Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Ando

Hiroshi Ando 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: 10732410
    Abstract: An image projection device includes an emitting unit, a shaping unit, an adjusting unit, a scanning unit, and a projection optical system. The projection optical system is disposed such that a position of a front side principal plane of the projection optical system is at a position which is separated from the scanning unit by a focal length of the projection optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ishihara, Hiroshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10725465
    Abstract: A state diagnostic device collects a usage state and diagnostic data of components, and selects, from the collected diagnostic data, at least one of diagnostic data obtained in a state where the usage state of the components is a truly normal state and diagnostic data obtained in a state where the usage state of the components is a truly abnormal state. The selected diagnostic data is defined as master data. A diagnosis result obtained by diagnosing the master data based on a current diagnostic model is compared with a diagnosis result obtained by diagnosing the master data based on a new diagnostic model, and whether the current diagnostic model is consistent with the new diagnostic model is determined. When the consistency is satisfied, the diagnostic model is updated from the current diagnostic model to the new diagnostic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Tamakoshi, Hiroshi Ueno, Tomoharu Ando
  • Publication number: 20200177111
    Abstract: A thyristor starter accelerates a synchronous machine from a stop state to a predetermined rotation speed by sequentially performing a first mode of performing commutation of an inverter by intermittently setting DC output current to zero and a second mode of performing commutation of the inverter by induced voltage of the synchronous machine. A second controller controls the firing phase of a thyristor in a converter such that DC output current of the converter matches a current command value, based on a detection signal of a position detector. In the first mode, the current command value is set such that the current value is higher as the rotation speed of the synchronous machine is higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuaki MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi OGINO, Hironori KAWAGUCHI, Akinobu ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200174279
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display device includes an image display, one or more color-generating refractors, and a viewpoint refractor. The image display is configured to use color generators arranged in a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction to display parallax images, two or more of the color generators acting as a pixel element for a single pixel. The color-generating refractor is configured to, while transmitting light emitted via the color generators, diverge or converge the light at a preset angle for each of the color generators. The viewpoint refractor is configured to refract the light toward respective viewpoints while transmitting the light transmitted through the color-generating refractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuyuki ISHIHARA, Hiroshi ANDO
  • Patent number: 10642037
    Abstract: A head-up display device includes a housing, a projection unit projecting light representing an image, and an optical unit leading the light projected from the projection unit to a windshield of a vehicle. The optical unit includes a magnifying optical unit attached to the housing and reflecting the light toward the windshield, a screen attached to the housing and reflecting or transmitting the light toward the magnifying optical unit, and an incident angle changing unit changing an incident angle of the light that goes incident on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Takazawa, Hiroshi Ando, Makoto Sakai
  • Patent number: 10630021
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a contact, a housing, a seal member, and a cover member. An inserted portion of the housing is inserted in an insertion hole of a wall portion of a device case. The inserted portion includes an annular surface disposed flush to or with a step provided with respect to a surface of the wall portion. The seal member includes an annular first seal portion, fitted in an annular groove formed in the annular surface, and a covering portion, extending orthogonally from the first seal portion toward the surface side of the wall portion. The covering portion spanningly covers a first gap, which is a gap between an outer peripheral surface of the inserted portion and an inner peripheral surface of the insertion hole. The cover member is fixed to the wall portion across the covering portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD., MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Shiraishi, Hiroshi Yamada, Naoya Hashii, Kohei Ando
  • Publication number: 20200117002
    Abstract: First and second diffractive reflective elements form an optical path that guides a display light from a display unit toward a projection portion. The first diffractive reflective element is placed on the optical path to reflect the display light toward the projection portion by causing diffraction such that an incident angle and an emission angle of the display light are different from each other. The second diffractive reflective element is placed between the display unit and the first diffractive reflective element on the optical path to reflect the display light from the display unit toward the first diffractive reflective element by causing diffraction such that an incident angle and an emission angle of the display light are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa ONDA, Hiroshi ANDO
  • Patent number: 10620702
    Abstract: An internal device of a brain-machine interface system includes: an electrode group including N electrodes, N being 2 or more; an amplification element group including N amplification elements; a communicator communicating with an external device; and a controller selectively executing one of: a normal operation mode in which electroencephalogram signals acquired through the N electrodes are supplied to the amplification element group in a manner that each of the N electrodes corresponds to a respective one of the N amplification elements, and N amplified electroencephalogram signals are transmitted; and a noise-reduction operation mode in which an electroencephalogram signal acquired through an M electrode of the electrode group is supplied to the amplification element group in a manner that each M electrode corresponds to respective plural ones of the amplification elements, and an M amplified electroencephalogram signal is transmitted, M being smaller than N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kaoru Imajo, Katsuyoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Hirata, Seiji Kameda, Takafumi Suzuki, Hiroshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20200103651
    Abstract: A diffractive optical element exerts a diffractive action on a display light that is emitted from a display unit. A folding mirror is provided on the opposite side of the diffractive optical element from the display unit to reflect the display light. The diffractive optical element includes a transmissive action part and a diffractive and reflective action part. The transmissive action part exerts a transmissive action to transmit therethrough the display light, which is incident from the display unit and is in a first polarization state, toward the folding mirror. The diffractive and reflective action part exerts a diffractive and reflective action to diffract and reflect the display light, which is reflected by the folding mirror and is in a second polarization state opposite to the first polarization state, toward the projection portion on an optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi ANDO, Kazuhisa ONDA
  • Publication number: 20200103652
    Abstract: A light guide unit forms an optical path to guide a display light emitted from a display unit toward a projection portion. The light guide unit includes a negative optical element and a positive optical element. The negative optical element is placed on the optical path and has a negative optical power. The positive optical element is placed on the optical path and is closer to the projection portion than the negative optical element. The positive optical element has a positive optical power. The positive optical element is a diffractive optical element having a diffractive structure configured to diffract the display light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa ONDA, Hiroshi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200096765
    Abstract: A light diffusion member constituting a head-up display device includes multiple micro-lenses and has a curved base surface. The edge angle is larger than the base surface angle change amount. The edge angle is an angle formed by one of tangent lines of two micro-lenses and the other of the tangent lines passing through a boundary between two adjacent micro-lenses on a cross section orthogonal to the base surface. A reference line has a constant direction on the cross section, and a normal line passes at an arbitrary position on the base surface. The maximum value is ?max and the minimum value is ?min among angles between the normal line and the reference line. The base surface angle change amount is the absolute value of the difference between ?max and ?min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa ONDA, Hiroshi ANDO
  • Patent number: 10598077
    Abstract: An ECU includes a motor control unit that controls energization to a motor, and a fixation determination unit that makes a determination on fixation of a valve body. The motor drives the valve body housed in a housing of a control valve. When the fixation determination unit has determined that the valve body is fixed, the motor control unit performs fixation-time control that energizes the motor so as to drive the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rihito Kaneko, Noboru Takagi, Isao Takagi, Naoto Hisaminato, Mitsuru Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Ando, Hidetoshi Onoda, Hiroshi Akeyama
  • Patent number: 10602618
    Abstract: A parts mounting system includes: a parts checking section that detects parts information which is identification information applied to the electronic parts and includes a parts code for specifying parts of the electronic parts and a parts maker code for specifying the parts maker and checks the detected parts information with parts information previously registered in a storing part; and a parts data generation section that, when the detected parts information is unregistered parts information in which the parts code is stored in the storing part and the parts maker code of the parts code is not stored in the storing part, generates parts data of the electronic parts relating to the unregistered parts information based on previously registered parts data having the same parts code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Maenishi, Nobuaki Sakamoto, Shunsuke Higashi, Hiroshi Ando
  • Publication number: 20200089201
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line, a storage device, and a display device. The component mounting line is formed by connecting a plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The storage device is connected to the component mounting line via a network to acquire information from each of the plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The display device is connected to the storage device via the network and displays a progress status of set-up work executed when changing a type of a mounting board manufactured by the component mounting line based on information stored in the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: KAZUYOSHI HARADA, TAKUYA YAMAZAKI, ATSUSHI NAKAZONO, HIROSHI ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200076453
    Abstract: A signal source (44) supplies local signals having different phases to a first mixer (42) and a second mixer (43). The first mixer (42) and the second mixer (43) perform frequency conversion on reception signals using the local signals. A first phase changing unit (51) and a second phase changing unit (52) receive output signals of the first mixer (42) and the second mixer (43) as input signals and generate in-phase and reversed phase signals of these signals. A first adder (53) adds output signals of the first phase changing unit (51) to separate multiple signals. A second adder (54) adds output signals of the second phase changing unit (52) to separate multiple signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroto SAKAKI, Nobuhiko ANDO, Hiroshi OTSUKA, Kenichi TAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200076339
    Abstract: A thyristor starter is configured to accelerate a synchronous machine from a stop state to a predetermined rotation speed by sequentially performing a first mode of performing commutation of an inverter by intermittently setting DC output current of a converter to zero and a second mode of performing commutation of the inverter by induced voltage of the synchronous machine. In a first case in which a first synchronous machine having a first inductance is started, a switching rotation speed for switching from the first mode to the second mode is set to a higher rotation speed, compared with a second case in which a second synchronous machine having a second inductance larger than the first inductance is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuaki MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi OGINO, Hironori KAWAGUCHI, Akinobu ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200054284
    Abstract: An internal device (1) is implanted in a living body (300). A control section (6) causes a communication section (5) to wirelessly transmit data corresponding to electroencephalogram signals of the living body (300) which are detected through a group of N (N is 2 or more) electrodes, to an external device (200). When the communication section (5) receives a designation signal designating a group of M electrode(s) (2a), M being smaller than N, the communication section (5) is caused to transmit data corresponding to electroencephalogram signals of the living body (300) which are detected through the group of M electrode(s) (2a), to the external device (200) in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, SPChange, LLC.
    Inventors: Kaoru IMAJO, Katsuyoshi SUZUKI, Masayuki HIRATA, Seiji KAMEDA, Takafumi SUZUKI, Hiroshi ANDO, Takatsugu KAMATA
  • Patent number: 10550229
    Abstract: Provided is a polycarbonate-based resin composition containing: a polycarbonate-polyorganosiloxane copolymer (A) containing a specific polycarbonate block (A-1) and a specific polyorganosiloxane block (A-2); and an aromatic polycarbonate-based resin (B) except the copolymer (A), the polycarbonate-based resin composition having a structure in which a domain (d-1) containing the polyorganosiloxane block (A-2) is present in a matrix containing the resin (B) as a main component, and a domain (d-2) containing at least one selected from a block derived from the aromatic polycarbonate-based resin (B) and the polycarbonate block (A-1) is present inside the domain (d-1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoko Abe, Yasuhiro Ishikawa, Makoto Ando, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10544425
    Abstract: By a QTL analysis and so forth using 4-HPPD inhibitor-susceptible rice and 4-HPPD inhibitor-resistant rice, a hypothetical gene (HIS1 gene) of an iron/ascorbate-dependent oxidoreductase gene located on a short arm of chromosome 2 of rice has been identified as a 4-HPPD inhibitor-resistance gene. Further, it has also been revealed that a homologous gene (HSL1 gene) of the HIS1 gene is located on chromosome 6 of rice. Furthermore, it has been found out that utilizations of these genes make it possible to efficiently produce a plant having increased resistance or susceptibility to a 4-HPPD inhibitor and to efficiently determine whether a plant has resistance or susceptibility to a 4-HPPD inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Incorporated Administrative Agency National Agriculture Agriculture and Food Research Organization, TOYAMA PREFECTURE, SDS BIOTECH K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kato, Hideo Maeda, Yoshihiro Sunohara, Ikuo Ando, Masahiro Oshima, Motoshige Kawata, Hitoshi Yoshida, Sakiko Hirose, Makiko Kawagishi, Yojiro Taniguchi, Kazumasa Murata, Hiroaki Maeda, Yuji Yamada, Keisuke Sekino, Akihiko Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10520930
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a component mounting line, a storage device, and a display device. The component mounting line is formed by connecting a plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The storage device is connected to the component mounting line via a network to acquire information from each of the plurality of mounting board manufacturing machines. The display device is connected to the storage device via the network and displays a progress status of set-up work executed when changing a type of a mounting board manufactured by the component mounting line based on information stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Harada, Takuya Yamazaki, Atsushi Nakazono, Hiroshi Ando