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: 20210020820
    Abstract: A thermoelectric element to convert thermal energy into electrical energy includes a first electrode part, a second electrode part having a different work function than the first electrode part and arranged at a distance from the first electrode part, on a same surface of a substrate as the first electrode part, and a middle part provided between the first electrode part and the second electrode part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicants: GCE Institute Inc., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hiroshi GOTO, Minoru SAKATA, Ryutaro MAEDA, Jian LU
  • Publication number: 20210001945
    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; a license plate disposed at the rear portion of the vehicle; and a detection unit configured to detect surrounding conditions behind the vehicle, wherein the detection unit is connected to a vehicle body frame via a support stay and is disposed to be lower than the taillight and higher than the license plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Masashi HAGIMOTO, Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Kiyoshi KATAGIRI, Hiroshi MAEDA, Tsuyoshi KUMASAKA
  • Publication number: 20210001944
    Abstract: There is provided with a straddle type vehicle. A direction indicator is formed to project outward in a vehicle width direction and shows a traveling direction of the vehicle. A sensing device detects an obstacle around the vehicle using an ultrasonic wave. The sensing device is arranged in a distal end portion of the direction indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyoshi KATAGIRI, Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Tsuyoshi KUMASAKA, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20210001845
    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: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kihoko KAITA, Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Hiroshi MAEDA, Masashi HAGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200407000
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle characterized by comprising: an air guiding plate arranged on a front side of the straddle type vehicle; and a display control unit configured to display information concerning automatic traveling control of the straddle type vehicle, wherein the display control unit displays the information concerning the automatic traveling control on the air guiding plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Kihoko KAITA, Masashi HAGIMOTO, Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200410863
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki UCHISASAI, Hiroshi MAEDA, Marika MOCHIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200407002
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle comprising: a first display unit configured to display speed information of the straddle type vehicle; and a second display unit configured to display information concerning automatic traveling control of the straddle type vehicle, wherein the first display unit and the second display unit are arranged on a front side of the vehicle with respect to a head pipe of the straddle type vehicle, in the first display unit, a display position of the vehicle speed information changes linearly or in a curve in accordance with a change in a speed of the straddle type vehicle, and the second display unit is arranged to be adjacent in an upward direction or a left-and-right direction of the display position of the speed information on a high speed range side of the first display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi HAGIMOTO, Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200398841
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle having a following cruise function for performing following cruise to follow a preceding vehicle sensed, comprises: a display unit capable of displaying information of the preceding vehicle at a plurality of display positions aligned in a vehicle width direction of the straddle type vehicle; and a selecting unit configured to select, as a following target, a preceding vehicle from among the plurality of preceding vehicles, wherein, when a plurality of preceding vehicles are sensed, the display unit displays preceding vehicle information respectively for the plurality of preceding vehicles at the display positions corresponding to the preceding vehicles sensed, and a preceding vehicle is selected as the following target by the selection unit from the preceding vehicle information displayed by the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi MAEDA, Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Masashi HAGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200398919
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle 1 having at least one reflecting portion 30 for reflecting a radar wave transmitted from a radar equipment. The reflecting portion 30 is provided on a cap member 40 mounted on a rear end portion 9b of an exhaust pipe 9, and the reflecting portion 30 is arranged below left and right tail lights 19 when viewed from a rear side of a vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kihoko KAITA, Masashi HAGIMOTO, Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200398920
    Abstract: The present invention provides a straddle type vehicle, comprising: a storage unit arranged at a rear portion of a vehicle to be capable of storing an article; and a detection unit configured to detect a surrounding situation in a rear side of the vehicle, wherein the storage unit includes an outer case and an inner case which defines a storage space capable of storing the article, and wherein the detection unit is arranged between the outer case and the inner case, at a rear portion of the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi HAGIMOTO, Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Kiyoshi KATAGIRI, Hiroshi MAEDA, Tsuyoshi KUMASAKA
  • Publication number: 20200398924
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle includes a front cowl configured to cover a front part of the vehicle, a shield arranged above the front cowl, and a detecting unit configured to detect a situation in front of the vehicle. The detecting unit includes at least an image capturing unit that is positioned above a lower end of the front cowl and in a central portion of the straddle type vehicle in a vehicle width direction, and is arranged in a position where the shield does not interfere with an image capturing range. The image capturing unit is arranged behind an upper portion of the front cowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Hiroshi MAEDA, Masashi HAGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200391816
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle comprising, a handle that a driver grips to steer a front wheel and a sensing device configured to detect an obstacle around a vehicle by using an ultrasonic wave, wherein the sensing device is arranged in a distal end portion of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Kiyoshi KATAGIRI, Hiroshi MAEDA, Tsuyoshi KUMASAKA
  • Publication number: 20200395341
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a memory chip. The memory chip includes a first region including a plurality of first memory cells and second memory cells, a second region different from the first region, a plurality of first word lines stacked apart from each other in a first direction in the first and second regions, a first pillar including a first semiconductor layer extending through the first word lines, and a first insulator layer provided between the first semiconductor layer and the first word lines, in the first region, the first memory cells being located at intersections of the first pillar with the first word lines, a first bonding pad in the second region, and a first transistor between the first word lines and the first bonding pad, and connected between one of the first word lines and the first bonding pad, in the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi MAEJIMA, Toshifumi HASHIMOTO, Takashi MAEDA, Masumi SAITOH, Tetsuaki UTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20200395084
    Abstract: A semiconductor storage device includes a first memory cell and a second memory cell which are connected to each other in series, a first word line which is connected to the first memory cell, a second word line which is connected to the second memory cell, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to charge a first node while applying a second voltage to the second word line and a first voltage to the first word line, to charge a second node on the basis of a voltage of the charged first node, to discharge the second node while applying the second voltage to the second word line and a third voltage to the first word line, and to read data from the first memory cell on the basis of voltages of the charged and discharged second node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Rieko FUNATSUKI, Takashi MAEDA, Hidehiro SHIGA, Hiroshi MAEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200381272
    Abstract: A placing table structure according to an embodiment includes: a fixedly disposed refrigerated heat transfer element; a rotatable outer cylinder disposed around the refrigerated heat transfer element; and a stage connected to the outer cylinder and disposed above an upper surface of the refrigerated heat transfer element with inclusion of a gap between the refrigerated heat transfer element and the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji ORIMOTO, Manabu NAKAGAWASAI, Kouji MAEDA, Hiroshi MIKI, Naoyuki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200369340
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle includes a front cover configured to cover a front part of the vehicle, and a detecting unit for detecting a situation in front of the vehicle. The detecting unit is arranged behind a central portion of the front cover in a vehicle width direction. A gap is formed between the detecting unit and the front cover in a vehicle longitudinal direction and a viscoelastic member is installed in the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Hiroshi MAEDA, Masashi HAGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10847495
    Abstract: A bonding system includes a surface modifying apparatus, a surface hydrophilizing apparatus and a bonding apparatus. The surface modifying apparatus is configured to modify a bonding surface of a first substrate and a bonding surface of a second substrate with plasma. The surface hydrophilizing apparatus is configured to hydrophilize the modified bonding surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate. The bonding apparatus includes a condensation suppressing gas discharge unit, and is configured to bond the hydrophilized bonding surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate by an intermolecular force. The condensation suppressing gas discharge unit is configured to discharge a condensation suppressing gas toward a space between a peripheral portion of the bonding surface of the first substrate and a peripheral portion of the bonding surface of the second substrate facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagata, Hiroshi Maeda, Kenji Sugakawa
  • Publication number: 20200364475
    Abstract: An object recognition apparatus mounted in a vehicle including a sensor is provided. The apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect an object present in a same lane as that of the vehicle by using information from the sensor, an acquisition unit configured to acquire information concerning lights which the object turns on by using the information from the sensor, and a determining unit configured to determine a type of the object based on the information concerning the lights. A condition in which the determination unit determines that the type of the object is a two-wheeled vehicle includes a case in which the object includes not less than two lights arrayed in a vertical direction with respect to the ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Go Nakamoto, Yoshiyuki Kuroba, Hiroshi Maeda, Masashi Hagimoto
  • Publication number: 20200361554
    Abstract: There is provided with a straddle type vehicle. A grip is gripped by a passenger. A sensing device detects an obstacle around the vehicle by using an ultrasonic wave. An electric harness is connected to the sensing device is arranged in the grip is connected to the sensing device through an interior of the grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KUMASAKA, Yoshiyuki KUROBA, Kiyoshi KATAGIRI, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200346704
    Abstract: An invention is a saddle type vehicle comprising a lighting device, and an operator configured to perform a driving operation of a direction indicator, characterized in that the lighting device is configured to irradiate a part of a road surface on a front to lateral side of the saddle type vehicle in accordance with input of an operation of showing an intention of route change to the operator by a driver of the saddle type vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Marika MOCHIZUKI, Hiroaki UCHISASAI, Hiroshi MAEDA