Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Maeda

Hiroshi 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).

  • Publication number: 20220126690
    Abstract: A saddled vehicle includes an information display unit (37) that displays information on a preceding vehicle (B1) which an own vehicle (M) follows when traveling, wherein a positional relationship between the own vehicle (M) and the preceding vehicle (B1) is recognized, and, in a case in which a change occurs in the positional relationship, a display mode of the preceding vehicle (B1) on the information display unit (37) is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maeda, Hiroshi Tatsumi, Chikashi Iizuka
  • Patent number: 11315789
    Abstract: Described herein is a method of bonding and/or debonding substrates. In one embodiment, at least one of the surfaces of the substrates to be bonded is comprised of an oxide. In one embodiment, the surfaces of both substrates comprise an oxide. A wet etch may then be utilized to debond the substrates by etching away the layers that have been bonded. In one embodiment, a fusion bonding process is utilized to bond two substrates, at least one substrate having a silicon oxide surface. In one exemplary etch, a dilute hydrofluoric (DHF) etch is utilized to etch the bonded silicon oxide surface, allowing for two bonded substrates to be debonded. In another embodiment, the silicon oxide may be a low density silicon oxide. In one embodiment, both substrates may have a surface layer of the low density silicon oxide which may be fusion bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Imai, Hirokazu Aizawa, Hiroshi Maeda, Kaoru Maekawa, Yuji Mimura, Harunobu Suenaga
  • Patent number: 11288966
    Abstract: An information notification apparatus is mounted on a straddle type vehicle and is capable of performing information notification mutually with a vehicle existing on the periphery of the straddle type vehicle. The information notification apparatus comprises: a plurality of detection units, having detection areas of different characteristics, configured to detect relative information representing a relative relationship with the vehicle; and a detection control unit configured to control, based on vehicle speed information of the straddle type vehicle, switching of a detection unit used for the information notification in the plurality of detection units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Uchisasai, Hiroshi Maeda, Marika Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 11242052
    Abstract: An object detection system for a saddle-type vehicle is provided. The system comprises an object detection unit configured to detect an object, wherein the object detection unit is provided on a handlebar which is rotatable to a body of the vehicle; an inclination detection unit configured to detect an inclination of a saddle-type vehicle; a steering angle detection unit configured to detect a steering angle of the handlebar to the body; and a position specification unit configure to specify a position of the object detected by the object detection unit, and correcting the position so that the inclination detected by the inclination detection unit is upright and the steering angle of the handlebar detected by the steering angle detection unit is directed straight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kihoko Kaita, Yoshiyuki Kuroba, Hiroshi Maeda, Masashi Hagimoto
  • Patent number: 11214325
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle include a headlight unit configured to emit light ahead of a vehicle, and a detecting unit configured to detect a situation on a front side of the vehicle. The headlight unit includes a peripheral wall portion that defines an outer shape thereof. The peripheral wall portion includes a concave portion in which the detecting unit is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maeda, Naoto Yamashita, Akihito Kawamura, Futoshi Koga, Yoshiyuki Kuroba
  • Publication number: 20210395701
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to engineered prephenate dehydrogenases and arogenate dehydrogenases and methods of using the same. More specifically, the invention relates in part to compositions including engineered prephenate dehydrogenases (PDH) polypeptides and engineered arogenate dehydrogenase (ADH) polypeptides with altered substrate preferences and tyrosine sensitivities and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Hiroshi A. Maeda, Craig Albert Schenck
  • Publication number: 20210380012
    Abstract: A charging assistance system includes a processor configured to execute a generation process of generating charging plan data for a vehicle on the basis of: predicted power consumption of the vehicle calculated on the basis of a future traveling schedule of the vehicle; and a charging condition at each predicted stop place based on the traveling schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TSUDA, Hiroshi MAEDA, Tomoyuki KITADA, Nana AITANI, Shinichi OKANO
  • Publication number: 20210372085
    Abstract: To provide a drift-prevention valve device, a blade device, and a working machine capable of operating an actuated unit and preventing the machine body from drifting with a simple configuration. The drift-prevention valve device is provided with a non-return valve 41 that allows the flow of hydraulic oil from a control valve 28 to a head chamber 34h of a blade cylinder 34 and blocks the flow of the hydraulic oil in the reverse direction; and a piston accommodation part 42 separately disposed from an accommodation part 70 of the non-return valve 41, configured to movably accommodate a power piston 43. The power piston 43 defines a first piston chamber 42p1 communicating with a rod chamber of 34r of the blade cylinder 34 and a second piston chamber 42p2 for drain positioned on a poppet 71 side of the non-return valve 41 and communicating with a tank 52.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: Shuhei ORIMOTO, Koichi KIYASU, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Patent number: 11136559
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to engineered prephenate dehydrogenases and arogenate dehydrogenases and methods of using the same. More specifically, the invention relates in part to compositions including engineered prephenate dehydrogenases (PDH) polypeptides and engineered arogenate dehydrogenase (ADH) polypeptides with altered substrate preferences and tyrosine sensitivities and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi A. Maeda, Craig Albert Schenck
  • Publication number: 20210300363
    Abstract: The present invention provides a saddle ride type vehicle including a sensing unit configured to sense a four-wheel vehicle that is present in front of a self-vehicle and is traveling in a travel lane of the self-vehicle, and a control unit configured to, in a case where the four-wheel vehicle is sensed by the sensing unit, perform follow-travel control for causing traveling of the self-vehicle to follow traveling of the four-wheel vehicle, wherein the sensing unit senses a vehicle width of the four-wheel vehicle, and the control unit, in the follow-travel control, controls a travel position in a vehicle width direction of the self-vehicle so that at least a portion of the self-vehicle falls within a region within the vehicle width of the four-wheel vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maeda, Kazuyuki Fukaya, Kineo Tomura, Hiroaki Uchisasai, Takayuki Abe
  • Publication number: 20210300497
    Abstract: The present invention provides a saddle ride type vehicle including a sensing unit configured to sense a travel lane of a self-vehicle; and a control unit configured to control a travel position in a vehicle width direction of the self-vehicle so that the self-vehicle travels within the travel lane of the self-vehicle sensed by the sensing unit and on a side closer to an edge than a center of the travel lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maeda, Kazuyuki Fukaya, Kineo Tomura, Hiroaki Uchisasai, Takayuki Abe
  • Publication number: 20210289096
    Abstract: A light-shielding member includes: plural light-shielding portions that extend in one direction and in which plural cylindrical through-holes which extend in an intersection direction intersecting the one direction and through which light passes are formed, the plural light-shielding portions being arranged in the one direction so that end portions of adjacent light-shielding portions overlap with each other in the intersection direction; and a fixing material that fixes the plural light-shielding portions to a housing in which an opening portion which opens in the intersection direction is formed so that the opening portion and the through-hole face each other in the intersection direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MAEDA, Hiroshi SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20210284190
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle includes a setting unit configured to set a warning line along a boundary between a traveling lane of a self-vehicle and an oncoming lane, a warning unit configured to issue a warning if the self-vehicle has crossed the warning line, a detection unit configured to detect a difficult-to-travel region in the traveling lane, and a determination unit configured to determine whether it is difficult or possible for the self-vehicle to pass between the boundary and the difficult-to-travel region. If it is determined by the determination unit that it is difficult for the self-vehicle to pass, the setting unit changes a position of the warning line to a position shifted from the boundary toward the oncoming lane side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maeda, Kazuyuki Fukaya, Kineo Tomura, Hiroaki Uchisasai, Takayuki Abe
  • Publication number: 20210249181
    Abstract: A composite coil device includes a winding shaft portion, a first conductor portion, and a second conductor portion. The winding shaft portion at least partly includes a magnetic body and axially includes a first section and a second section. The first conductor portion is wound continuously in the first section and the second section. The second conductor portion is wound in the second section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicants: TDK CORPORATION, TDK XIAMEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi YASUDA, Hiroshi MAEDA, Atsushi SHOJI, Shoichi TANI
  • Publication number: 20210221191
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a steering actuator configured to steer a front wheel, an actuator control unit configured to control the steering actuator, a collision determination unit configured to determine whether or not a collision has occurred in a host vehicle, and a riding determination unit configured to determine whether or not an occupant is riding the host vehicle. When it is determined that a collision has occurred and determined that no occupant is riding the host vehicle, the actuator control unit executes a step of positioning the front wheel at a position deviating from a central position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroaki Uchisasai, Kazuyuki Fukaya, Takayuki Abe, Hiroshi Maeda, Kineo Tomura
  • Publication number: 20210203063
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle comprises a front antenna configured to be capable of transmitting/receiving a wireless signal of a predetermined frequency band and arranged closer to a front side than a seating portion on which a rider can sit, and a rear antenna configured to be capable of transmitting/receiving a wireless signal of a predetermined frequency band and arranged closer to a rear side than the seating portion, the front antenna has directivity in the front side of the straddle type vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Kazuyuki MARUYAMA, Hiroshi MAEDA, Futoshi KOGA
  • Patent number: 11036203
    Abstract: A fabrication system for fabricating a three-dimensional object includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry estimates, according to a fabrication condition and fabrication data, a three-dimensional object to be fabricated according to the fabrication data and corrects the fabrication data according to an estimation result of the three-dimensional object estimated by the processing circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Sugawara, Hiroshi Maeda, Yoshinobu Takeyama, Tsukasa Matsuoka, Yoichi Ito, Shingo Nagatsuka
  • Patent number: 10960727
    Abstract: A vehicle air conditioner includes: a refrigerant circuit which includes a compressor, an external heat exchanger, an expansion valve, and an evaporator; and a cooling fan. The vehicle air conditioner further includes: a refrigerant temperature detection part; a vehicle environment temperature detection part; and a controller. The refrigerant temperature detection part is configured to determine the temperature of a refrigerant which flows into the expansion valve. The vehicle environment temperature detection part is configured to determine a temperature outside the refrigerant circuit under an installation environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Ishida, Hiroshi Maeda, Masaki Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20210078657
    Abstract: The present invention provides a straddle type vehicle, comprising: a taillight disposed in a rear portion of a vehicle and configured to emit light to rearward of the vehicle and a detection unit configured to emit radio waves and detect surrounding conditions behind the vehicle, wherein the taillight includes a light source and a housing for accommodating the light source, the detection unit is provided inside the housing, the housing has a transmitting portion that includes a first region for transmitting light emitted from the light source and a second region for transmitting the radio waves emitted from the detection unit, and the first region has an uneven shape for diffusing the light emitted from the light source, and the second region does not have the uneven shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Tsuyoshi KUMASAKA, Kiyoshi KATAGIRI, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10946109
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluorescent molecular probe for efficient fluorescent detection (visualization) of tumors or for implementing fluorescent detection and photodynamic treatment, more specifically, the present invention provides a macromolecular fluorescent molecular probe for fluorescent detection of tumor, comprising a complex comprising a fluorescent molecule and a biocompatible macromolecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HIROSHI MAEDA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Maeda