Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Haga

Hiroshi Haga 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: 10908693
    Abstract: A tactile presentation device includes a touch surface fixed in orientation, an actuator configured to vibrate the touch surface along one axis within the plane of the touch surface, and a controller configured to control vibration of the actuator along the one axis to present tactile stimulus to a finger in contact with the touch surface. The controller is configured to control the actuator in such a manner that direction to start vibration for presenting tactile stimulus to the finger is within a range from minus 43° to plus 43° with respect to a direction of gravity projected on the touch surface or the opposite direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Wuhan Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd., TIANMA JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Harue Sasaki, Hiroshi Haga, Koji Shigemura, Hirotsugu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10908688
    Abstract: A tactile presentation device comprising: a contact face; a plurality of electrodes arranged along the contact face; a first control unit controlling operations of the electrodes for detecting contact or approach of an object toward the contact face; a second control unit controlling operations of the electrodes for presenting a tactile sense to the contact face; and a third control unit causing a part of the plurality of the electrodes to be controlled by the first control unit, sequentially changing the electrode to be controlled by the first control unit to another electrode among the plurality of the electrodes, and causing electrodes other than the electrode that is controlled by the first control unit to be controlled by the second control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Haga, Daisuke Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20200409493
    Abstract: A touch panel device includes a touch panel and a controller for the touch panel. The touch panel includes a support substrate, a plurality of X electrodes disposed on the support substrate, a plurality of Y electrodes disposed on the support substrate in such a manner that each of the plurality of Y electrodes intersects the plurality of X electrodes and is isolated from the plurality of X electrodes, and an insulating layer covering the plurality of X electrodes and the plurality of Y electrodes. A mutual capacitance generated between an X electrode and a Y electrode decreases when a surface of the second insulating layer is touched by a pointer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAGA, Daisuke SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10861675
    Abstract: A controller disclosed herein drives, in a first step, a high frequency generating source at a first energy condition, and drives, in a second step, a high frequency generating source at a second energy condition. Prior to a switching time of the first step and the second step, the controller switches gas species supplied from the gas supply system into the processing container, and sets a gas flow rate in an initial period just after the switching to be larger than a gas flow rate in a stabilization period after lapse of the initial period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Takao Funakubo, Hirofumi Haga, Shinichi Kozuka, Wataru Ozawa, Akihiro Sakamoto, Naoki Taniguchi, Hiroshi Tsujimoto, Kumiko Ono
  • Patent number: 10840905
    Abstract: A tactile presentation device includes a panel having a tactile presentation region including a plurality of electrodes, and a controller configured to control the panel. The controller is configured to supply a first sinusoidal signal and a second sinusoidal signal simultaneously to a first region in the tactile presentation region. The first sinusoidal signal and the second sinusoidal signal are supplied to different electrodes in the first region. The first sinusoidal signal and the second sinusoidal signal have the same frequency and different phases. The controller is configured to supply a reference signal having an amplitude smaller than the first sinusoidal signal and the second sinusoidal signal to a peripheral region surrounding the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: TIANMA JAPAN, LTD., Wuhan Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Asai, Hiroshi Haga
  • Patent number: 10802655
    Abstract: A touch panel includes X electrodes and Y electrodes disposed on a support substrate in such a manner that each of the Y electrodes intersects the X electrodes, X floating electrodes laminated on a first insulating layer at places opposed to the X electrodes, Y floating electrodes laminated on the first insulating layer at places opposed to the Y electrodes, and a second insulating layer covering the X floating electrodes and the Y floating electrodes. The area of X electrodes is smaller than the area of X floating electrodes and the area of Y electrodes is smaller than the area of Y floating electrodes in a unit lattice region of a lattice formed of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes. A mutual capacitance generated between an X electrode and a Y electrode decreases when a surface of the second insulating layer is touched by a pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: TIANMA JAPAN, LTD., XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Haga, Daisuke Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10788933
    Abstract: A tactile presentation panel includes a support substrate, a drive electrode located on the support substrate, a first insulating film located on the support substrate and covering the drive electrode, a plurality of floating electrodes electrically independent from one another disposed on the first insulating film, and a second insulating film covering the plurality of floating electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Sugimoto, Hiroshi Haga
  • Patent number: 10774412
    Abstract: A hot-dip galvanized cold-rolled steel sheet has a tensile strength of 750 MPa or higher, a composition consisting, in mass percent, C: more than 0.10% and less than 0.25%, Si: more than 0.50% and less than 2.0%, Mn: more than 1.50% and 3.0% or less, and optionally containing one or more types of Ti, Nb, V, Cr, Mo, B, Ca, Mg, REM, and Bi, P: less than 0.050%, S: 0.010% or less, sol. Al: 0.50% or less, and N: 0.010% or less, and a main phase as a low-temperature transformation product and a second phase as retained austenite. The retained austenite volume fraction is more than 4.0% and less than 25.0% of the whole structure, and has an average grain size of less than 0.80 ?m. A number density of retained austenite grains having a grain size of 1.2 ?m or more is 3.0×10?2/?m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norio Imai, Masayuki Wakita, Takuya Nishio, Jun Haga, Kengo Hata, Yasuaki Tanaka, Mitsuru Yoshida, Hiroshi Takebayashi, Suguhiro Fukushima, Toshiro Tomida
  • Publication number: 20200278752
    Abstract: A tactile sense presentation device includes a panel that includes a support substrate, a plurality of electrodes, which are formed on the support substrate, extending in a predetermined direction, and an insulating layer covering the plurality of electrodes; and a drive unit that drives the panel, wherein a tactile sense is presented to an operator based on an electrostatic force generated between the electrodes and the operator by the drive unit applying a signal of a voltage to the electrode, a contact face of the insulating layer that is in contact with the operator has a surface roughness Ra of a predetermined range, and the voltage applied to the electrodes corresponding to an area in which the tactile sense is presented to the operator is a voltage corresponding to the surface roughness Ra of the contact face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HAGA, Daisuke SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200264704
    Abstract: A tactile presentation device includes a touch surface fixed in orientation, an actuator configured to vibrate the touch surface along one axis within the plane of the touch surface, and a controller configured to control vibration of the actuator along the one axis to present tactile stimulus to a finger in contact with the touch surface. The controller is configured to control the actuator in such a manner that direction to start vibration for presenting tactile stimulus to the finger is within a range from minus 43° to plus 43° with respect to a direction of gravity projected on the touch surface or the opposite direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Tianma Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Harue SASAKI, Hiroshi Haga, Koji Shigemura, Hirotsugu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10747320
    Abstract: A tactile presentation device 10 comprises: a substrate 13; a plurality of wirings 11 extending on the substrate 13; a first insulating layer 14 formed on the substrate 13 and covering the wirings 11; a plurality of electrodes 12 disposed on the first insulating layer 14; a second insulating layer 15 covering the electrodes 12; and a drive circuit selectively applying a voltage signal to the electrodes 12 through the wirings 11, based on a control signal input from the outside. Each of the wirings 11 is electrically connected to one of the electrodes 12 via a through hole opened in the first insulating layer 14. At least one of the electrodes 12 presents tactile sense to a user who touches the second insulating layer 15 over the electrode 12 while the voltage signal is being applied. Each of the wirings 11 is partly covered with at least one of the electrodes 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Asai, Hiroshi Haga
  • Publication number: 20200259677
    Abstract: A gateway device for a vehicle network system is provided. The vehicle network system includes a first network, a second network, a first electronic control unit connected to the first network, a second electronic control unit connected to the second network, and the gateway device connected to the first network and the second network. The gateway device receives a first frame transmitted to the first network by the first electronic control unit; determines whether or not the first frame is appropriate; generates a second frame when the first frame is not determined to be appropriate; and transmits the second frame to the second network. The second frame includes control information and additional information based on content of the first frame. The control information restricts processing of the additional information included in the second frame by the second electronic control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro UJIIE, Hideki MATSUSHIMA, Toshihisa NAKANO, Tohru WAKABAYASHI, Hiroshi AMANO, Tomoyuki HAGA, Takeshi KISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10693905
    Abstract: An invalidity detection electronic control unit connected to a bus used by a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs) to communicate with one another in accordance with controller area network (CAN) protocol includes a receiving unit that receives a frame for which transmission is started and a transmitting unit that transmits an error frame on the bus before a tail end of the frame is transmitted if the frame received by the receiving unit meets a predetermined condition indicating invalidity and transmits a normal frame that conforms to the CAN protocol after the error frame is transmitted. Even when a reception error counter of the ECU connected to the bus is incremented due to the impact of the error frame, the reception error counter is decremented by the normal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Amano, Toshihisa Nakano, Natsume Matsuzaki, Tomoyuki Haga, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10680847
    Abstract: A gateway device for a vehicle network system, the vehicle network system including a bus, a first electronic control unit connected to the bus, and the gateway device connected to the bus. The gateway device comprising: one or more memories; and circuitry which, in operation, performs operations including: receiving a first frame transmitted to the bus by the first electronic control unit; when the first frame is received, including first control information in a second frame, the second frame including information based on content of the first frame, the first control information related to a restriction on processing, the restriction on processing being after a reception of the second frame; and transmitting the second frame to the bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ujiie, Hideki Matsushima, Toshihisa Nakano, Tohru Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Amano, Tomoyuki Haga, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Publication number: 20200152091
    Abstract: Provided is a hollow organ model unit. The hollow organ model unit includes a base that includes a recessed part, a hollow organ model that is placed in the recessed part, a filler that is filled in the recessed part, and a sensor that performs a measurement on the hollow organ model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoichi HAGA, Makoto OHTA, Yasutomo SHIMIZU, Tadao MATSUNAGA, Noriko TSURUOKA, Soyoka OSAKI, Hiroshi YOSHIDA, Simon Andre TUPIN, Kaihong YU
  • Patent number: 10627905
    Abstract: A tactile sense presentation device includes a panel that includes a support substrate, a plurality of electrodes, which are formed on the support substrate, extending in a predetermined direction, and an insulating layer covering the plurality of electrodes; and a drive unit that drives the panel, wherein a tactile sense is presented to an operator based on an electrostatic force generated between the electrodes and the operator by the drive unit applying a signal of a voltage to the electrode, a contact face of the insulating layer that is in contact with the operator has a surface roughness Ra of a predetermined range, and the voltage applied to the electrodes corresponding to an area in which the tactile sense is presented to the operator is a voltage corresponding to the surface roughness Ra of the contact face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Haga, Daisuke Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10599220
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display device. The display device includes: a display panel, the display panel being divided into a display area and a peripheral area surrounding the display area, wherein a plurality of force sensors is disposed in the peripheral area; and at least one vibration device, configured to drive the display panel to vibrate, so as to release stress accumulated in the display panel. The technical solution of the present disclosure can improve the detection accuracy of the force sensor with respect to a force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Lu, Hiroshi Haga
  • Publication number: 20200076433
    Abstract: A tactile presentation device includes a panel having a tactile presentation region including a plurality of electrodes, and a controller configured to control the panel. The controller is configured to supply a first sinusoidal signal and a second sinusoidal signal simultaneously to a first region in the tactile presentation region. The first sinusoidal signal and the second sinusoidal signal are supplied to different electrodes in the first region. The first sinusoidal signal and the second sinusoidal signal have the same frequency and different phases. The controller is configured to supply a reference signal having an amplitude smaller than the first sinusoidal signal and the second sinusoidal signal to a peripheral region surrounding the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: TIANMA JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya ASAI, Hiroshi HAGA
  • Patent number: 10511066
    Abstract: A battery pack cooling system includes a plurality of cells disposed in an internal space of a battery pack case so as to form a cooling passage configured to cool the cell modules by cooling air flowing in the cooling passage. The cooling passage includes a cooling air inlet passage, a cooling air exhaust passage, and a plurality of cooling branch passages disposed to connect the cooling air inlet passage and the cooling air exhaust passage in parallel. A minimum temperature sensor is disposed in the upstream position to measure a lowest temperature region in a first cell module. A maximum temperature sensor is disposed in the downstream position which becomes a highest temperature region in the first cell module. Another temperature sensor is disposed in a second cell module to measure the temperature of either the highest temperature or the lowest temperature in the second cell module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyoki Iguchi, Hiroaki Hashimoto, Masayoshi Saeki, Hiroaki Saitou, Shigeyuki Kiyota, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Iwata, Hiroshi Hoshi, Akira Kotaki, Nayuta Yamachi, Toshiyuki Yoshida, Chikara Kikkawa, Takeshi Haga
  • Patent number: 10505473
    Abstract: An electric tool including a motor configured to be driven by a PWM control of a semiconductor switching element by using a power supply, a power transmission mechanism configured to transmit a rotation of the motor to an end tool, and a controller configured to control a rotation of the motor by a duty ratio of a PWM signal, wherein the controller is configured to set the duty ratio to a reference duty ratio less than 100% when a voltage of the power supply applied to the electric tool is within a predetermined range including a rated voltage of the electric tool, and wherein the controller is configured to drive the motor by setting the duty ratio to be higher than the reference duty ratio when the voltage of the power supply applied to the electric tool is lower than the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Takano, Kazutaka Iwata, Toshiaki Koizumi, Naoki Tadokoro, Hiroshi Haga, Shinichirou Satou