Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Yasuda

Hiroshi Yasuda 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: 11183061
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting wait time in a parking area are disclosed herein. The systems and methods include determining how long a sensing vehicle has been within a parking area without parking. Using this information, the method determines the estimated wait time for the parking area and transmits guidance to one or more recipient vehicles. This helps with efficient selection of parking areas, saving gas and preventing congestion on roadways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian M. Mason, Hiroshi Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20210331192
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes a first processing liquid supplying step of supplying a first processing liquid to an upper surface of the substrate, a holding layer forming step of solidifying or curing the first processing liquid to form a particle holding layer on the upper surface of the substrate, a holding layer removing step of peeling and removing the particle holding layer from the upper surface of the substrate, a liquid film forming step of forming, after removing the particle holding layer from the substrate, a liquid film of the second processing liquid, a solidifying step of cooling the liquid film to a temperature not more than a melting point of the sublimable substance to make the liquid film solidify on the substrate and form a solid film, and a sublimating step of sublimating and thereby removing the solid film from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yukifumi YOSHIDA, Hiroaki TAKAHASHI, Masayuki OTSUJI, Manabu OKUTANI, Chikara MAEDA, Hiroshi ABE, Shuichi YASUDA, Yasunori KANEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20210325217
    Abstract: An ultrasonic flowmeter includes flow path that has a rectangular cross section and through which a fluid to be measured flows, and partition plate that divides flow path into measurement flow path and non-measurement flow paths. In addition, the ultrasonic flowmeter includes a pair of ultrasonic sensors that are arranged upstream and downstream of a surface forming flow path and transmitting and receiving ultrasonic signals, and a flow rate calculator that detects a flow rate of the fluid to be measured based on a propagation time. The ultrasonic flowmeter includes openings that connect measurement flow path, non-measurement flow paths, and a space where the ultrasonic sensors is located, and the ultrasonic sensors mainly propagate ultrasonic waves only to measurement flow path through openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: YUKIHIDE TAKAHASHI, HIROSHI NAKAI, KENJI YASUDA, TAKASHI KAYABA, YUKI ANAN
  • Publication number: 20210293593
    Abstract: An ultrasonic flow meter includes measurement flow path through which a fluid to be measured flows, and first ultrasonic sensor and second ultrasonic sensor that are disposed upstream and downstream in a first surface on measurement flow path and are capable of transmitting and receiving an ultrasonic signal. In addition, the ultrasonic flow meter includes a flow rate calculator that detects a flow rate of the fluid to be measured based on a propagation time, the propagation time being a time period from when the first ultrasonic sensor transmits the ultrasonic signal to cause the ultrasonic signal to propagate through the fluid to be measured and be reflected on a second surface facing the first surface at least once until when the second ultrasonic sensor receives the ultrasonic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: YUKIHIDE TAKAHASHI, HIROSHI NAKAI, KENJI YASUDA, TAKASHI KAYABA, YUKI ANAN
  • Publication number: 20210293866
    Abstract: A capacitance detection area sensor includes capacitance sensor elements arranged in a two-dimensional array, is shaped into an appropriate shape, and capacitively coupled to an external electrode. To the external electrode, a sensing signal having a potential difference is supplied. The first and second sensor output signals are acquired from a capacitance sensor element capacitively coupled to the external electrode, at the timing of the sensing signal being a first signal and being a second signal, respectively. A differential signal is generated from a difference between the acquired first and second sensor output signals, and an image indicating the shape of the external electrode is generated based on the level of the differential signal, in different colors or different tones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, OHT Inc.
    Inventors: Shigetoshi SUGAWA, Rihito KURODA, Tetsuya GOTO, Hiroshi HAMORI, Shinichi MURAKAMI, Toshiro YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20210295766
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels; and a drive device that outputs a driving signal to the display panel. The driving signal causes one of the pixels to emit light many times by an active PWM drive method in a 1-frame period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Sugiyama, Ken Kikuchi, Atsushi Yasuda, Hirokazu Imai, Hiroshi Tobita
  • Patent number: 11128604
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an anonymous communication system which ensures anonymity, with which a user can be identified if necessary, and which has a high degree of social credibility. [Solution] A user computer 11 transmits to a management computer 21 electronically signed subscription application data signed using a first signature key capable of being used with another communication system. The management computer 21 verifies the electronic signature of the subscription application data using a first public key, and if the validity of the electronic signature can be verified, generates and encrypts a second signature key and transmits the encrypted second signature key to the user computer 11. The user computer 11 generates electronically signed receipt data that have been signed in duplicate using the first and second signature keys, and transmits the receipt data to the management computer 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Amenidy, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Shin, Hiroshi Yasuda, Katsuyuki Maeda, Shouichi Nishimura, Masanori Yamamura
  • Publication number: 20210284015
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a power transmission unit having a differential device for transmitting power to left and right axles and a power transmission mechanism for transmitting power to the differential device, and a transmission shaft for transmitting power to the power transmission unit. The power transmission mechanism includes a first gear mechanism to which power from the transmission shaft is transmitted and a second gear mechanism for transmitting power from the first gear mechanism to the differential device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Toshifumi Yasuda, Hiroshi Takagi, Takashi Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20210270650
    Abstract: An ultrasonic flowmeter includes measurement flow path and a pair of ultrasonic sensors arranged upstream and downstream on a first surface of measurement flow path. In addition, the ultrasonic flowmeter includes a flow rate calculator that detects a flow rate of a fluid to be measured based on a propagation time until ultrasonic signals transmitted from one of the pair of ultrasonic sensors propagate with one or more reflections on a second surface of measurement flow path facing the first surface, and are received by another one of the pair of ultrasonic sensors. Furthermore, measurement flow path has an inner wall surface provided with a draft of a mold for integral molding, and the pair of ultrasonic sensors are fixed to measurement flow path, incident angles of ultrasonic signals transmitted from the pair of the ultrasonic sensors on reflection surface of the second surface where the ultrasonic signals are reflected being equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: YUKIHIDE TAKAHASHI, HIROSHI NAKAI, KENJI YASUDA, TAKASHI KAYABA, YUKI ANAN
  • Publication number: 20210270649
    Abstract: An ultrasonic flow meter includes measurement flow path where a cross section of a flow path through which a fluid to be measured flows is rectangular, one or more partition plates that divide measurement flow path into a plurality of layered flow paths, and a pair of ultrasonic sensors that are disposed upstream and downstream on the layered flow paths and are capable of transmitting and receiving an ultrasonic signal. In addition, the ultrasonic flow meter includes a flow rate measuring unit that detects a flow rate of the fluid to be measured based on a propagation time, the propagation time being a time period from when one of the ultrasonic sensors transmits the ultrasonic signal to cause the ultrasonic signal to propagate through the fluid to be measured until when an other one of the ultrasonic sensors receives the ultrasonic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: YUKIHIDE TAKAHASHI, HIROSHI NAKAI, KENJI YASUDA, TAKASHI KAYABA, YUKI ANAN
  • Patent number: 11101147
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes a first processing liquid supplying step of supplying a first processing liquid to an upper surface of the substrate, a holding layer forming step of solidifying or curing the first processing liquid to form a particle holding layer on the upper surface of the substrate, a holding layer removing step of peeling and removing the particle holding layer from the upper surface of the substrate, a liquid film forming step of forming, after removing the particle holding layer from the substrate, a liquid film of the second processing liquid, a solidifying step of cooling the liquid film to a temperature not more than a melting point of the sublimable substance to make the liquid film solidify on the substrate and form a solid film, and a sublimating step of sublimating and thereby removing the solid film from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Yukifumi Yoshida, Hiroaki Takahashi, Masayuki Otsuji, Manabu Okutani, Chikara Maeda, Hiroshi Abe, Shuichi Yasuda, Yasunori Kanematsu
  • Publication number: 20210248775
    Abstract: Vehicles and systems and methods for determining a viewing direction of a user are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for detecting a viewing direction of a user includes a marker arranged at a fixed location, and an optical assembly. The optical assembly includes a first optical sensor arranged to view the marker, and a second optical sensor arranged to view the user. The first optical sensor detects the marker for determining a spatial location of the optical assembly with respect to the marker, and the second optical sensor detects an eye of the user for determining an eye angle of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yasuda, Alexander Russell Green
  • Publication number: 20210028300
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a transistor having a collector region, a base region and an emitter strip. The collector region includes layer of a semiconductor substrate doped with a dopant of a first conductivity type. The base region includes semiconductor layer over the semiconductor substrate, doped with a dopant of a second conductivity type. An emitter strip within the base region has a first width and is doped with a first dopant of the first conductivity type. A plurality of emitter contacts is located within the emitter strip. Each emitter contact has a second width less than the first width, and includes a second dopant of the first conductivity type. Each emitter contact is spaced from a nearest neighbor emitter contact by a portion of the emitter strip. In some examples the transistor has a common-emitter current gain greater than 3500.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10648832
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving situational awareness of occupants of a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes analyzing, using at least a processor of the vehicle, scan data from a sensor of the vehicle to detect at least one object within the surrounding environment. The method includes converting the scan data into converted data that represents the at least one object with a reduced quantity of data. The method includes rendering, using the converted data, at least one graphic that is a visual representation of the at least one object. The method includes displaying the at least one graphic within a display of the vehicle at a location within the display that represents a location of the at least one object relative to the vehicle in the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Thor Lewis, Ashlimarie Dong, James Cazzoli, Stephanie Paepcke, Hiroshi Yasuda, Christoffer Rodemeyer, Jemma Robinson, David Landa, James Veluya, Helena Zhang, Carlo Vega
  • Patent number: 10610988
    Abstract: A workpiece lifting and lowering device is provided with: a workpiece base supported as to be capable of being lifted and lowered, and mounting a workpiece; a link mechanism connected to the workpiece base, and lifting and lowering the workpiece base by converting a rotation motion to a lifting and lowering motion; and a driving mechanism rotationally driving the link mechanism through a transmission member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DMG MORI SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yasuda, Yutaka Nishimura, Masami Harada
  • Patent number: 10478931
    Abstract: A workpiece attachment/removal device includes a guide mechanism disposed along an X-axis before a table, first and second placement tables disposed at right and left sides of the table behind the guide mechanism, and a transfer mechanism moving along the X-axis while being guided by the guide mechanism. The transfer mechanism includes a base engaged with the guide mechanism and moving along the X-axis, a linear drive part moving the base along the X-axis, a pair of clamping arms having tip ends positioned at the table side, a clamping drive part opening and closing the clamping arms, and a turning drive part turning the clamping arms to move the tip ends of the clamping arms between a lower position and an upper position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Syoji Suzuki, Yoshinobu Okuyama, Hiroshi Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20190236951
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting wait time in a parking area are disclosed herein. The systems and methods include determining how long a sensing vehicle has been within a parking area without parking. Using this information, the method determines the estimated wait time for the parking area and transmits guidance to one or more recipient vehicles. This helps with efficient selection of parking areas, saving gas and preventing congestion on roadways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Julian M. Mason, Hiroshi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10300572
    Abstract: In a workpiece loader device, a loader mechanism is configured to move a loader hand directly held by operator's hands to a desired position. A loader mechanism control part stores position coordinates as workpiece receiving position coordinates when the loader hand is moved by operator's hands to the workpiece receiving position and a completion of moving is confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yasuda, Yoshinobu Okuyama, Takayuki Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20190149523
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an anonymous communion ion system which ensures anonymity, with which a user can be identified if necessary, and which has a high degree of social credibility. [Solution] A user computer 11 transmits to a management computer 21 electronically signed subscription application data signed using a first signature key capable of being used with another communication system. The management computer 21 verifies the electronic signature of the subscription application data using a first public key, and if the validity of the electronic signature can be verified, generates and encrypts a second signature key and transmits the encrypted second signature key to the user computer 11. The user computer 11 generates electronically signed receipt data that have been signed in duplicate using the first and second signature keys, and transmits the receipt data to the management computer 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihiro SHIN, Hiroshi YASUDA, Katsuyuki MAEDA, Shouichi NISHIMURA, Masanori YAMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190094040
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving situational awareness of occupants of a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes analyzing, using at least a processor of the vehicle, scan data from a sensor of the vehicle to detect at least one object within the surrounding environment. The method includes converting the scan data into converted data that represents the at least one object with a reduced quantity of data. The method includes rendering, using the converted data, at least one graphic that is a visual representation of the at least one object. The method includes displaying the at least one graphic within a display of the vehicle at a location within the display that represents a location of the at least one object relative to the vehicle in the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Thor Lewis, Ashlimarie Dong, James Cazzoli, Stephanie Paepcke, Hiroshi Yasuda, Christoffer Rodemeyer, Jemma Robinson, David Landa, James Veluya, Helena Zhang, Carlo Vega