Hiroyuki Amano 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).
Abstract: A vehicle control device including a motion condition detector detecting motion conditions including a rotational motion and a longitudinal acceleration of a vehicle on which a load is to be loaded, a wheel load acquisition unit acquiring wheel loads of wheels, a loading state acquisition unit acquiring a loading state of the load loaded on the vehicle, an inertia value calculator calculating an inertia value including principal axes of inertia about a center of gravity of the vehicle with the load included, based on the acquired loading state, and a controller performing overturning prevention control that suppresses an increase in difference between the wheel loads of front and rear wheels of the vehicle, using the acquired wheel loads of the wheels, the inertia value, and detection values of the motion conditions.
Abstract: An electronic device including: a transparent panel section in which a plurality of transparent light-emitting elements is disposed; and an imaging section that is disposed under a partial region of the transparent panel section, and images, via the transparent panel section, an object which is in contact with or in proximity to the partial region of the transparent panel section.
Abstract: An object is to provide a pulse signal output circuit capable of operating stably and a shift register including the pulse signal output circuit. A pulse signal output circuit according to one embodiment of the disclosed invention includes first to tenth transistors. The ratio W/L of the channel width W to the channel length L of the first transistor and W/L of the third transistor are each larger than W/L of the sixth transistor. W/L of the fifth transistor is larger than W/L, of the sixth transistor. W/L of the fifth transistor is equal to W/L of the seventh transistor. W/L of the third transistor is larger than W/L of the fourth transistor. With such a structure, a pulse signal output circuit capable of operating stably and a shift register including the pulse signal output circuit can be provided.
May 20, 2022
September 8, 2022
Seiko AMANO, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Hiroyuki MIYAKE, Aya MIYAZAKI, Hideaki SHISHIDO, Koji KUSUNOKI
Abstract: The driving support apparatus includes a memory configured to store information representing a degree of familiarity with an environment for a driver of a vehicle; and a processor configured to detect an object existing around the vehicle based on a sensor signal representing a situation around the vehicle obtained by a sensor mounted on the vehicle, determine whether or not the object approaches the vehicle so that the object may collide with the vehicle, and notify the driver of the approach via a notification device mounted on the vehicle at a timing corresponding to the degree of familiarity with the environment for the driver of the vehicle, when it is determined that the object approaches the vehicle so that the object may collide with the vehicle.
Abstract: An image collection apparatus includes a processor configured to detect a moving object from an image obtained by a camera and representing a predetermined point or a predetermined vehicle surroundings, estimate a distance between another object and the moving object detected from the image, determine whether there is a risk of collision between the moving object and the other object based on the distance, and store the image in a memory when it is determined that there is the risk of collision.
Abstract: Provided is a soft magnetic alloy having a composition of a compositional formula (Fe(1?(?+?))X1?X2?)(1?(a+b+c+d+e))PaCbSicCudMe. X1 is one or more selected from a group consisting of Co and Ni, X2 is one or more selected from a group consisting of Al, Mn, Ag, Zn, Sn, As, Sb, Bi, N, 0, and rare earth elements, and M is one or more selected from the group consisting of Nb, Hf, Zr, Ta, Ti, Mo, W and V. 0.050?a?0.17, 0<b<0.050, 0.030<c?0.10, 0<d?0.020, 0?e?0.030, ??0, ??0, and 0??+??0.50.
Abstract: A soft magnetic alloy having high saturation magnetic flux density Bs and low coercivity Hc, and a composition having formula (Fe(1?(?+?))X1?X2?)(1?(a+b+c))MaCbX3c; X1 represents one selected from the group of Co and Ni; X2 represents one selected from the group of Al, Mn, Ag, Zn, Sn, As, Sb, Cu, Cr, Bi, N, O, S, and rare earth elements; M represents one selected from the group of Ta, V, Zr, Hf, Ti, Nb, Mo, and W; X3 represents one selected from the group of P, B, Si, and Ge; and 0?a?0.140, 0.005?b?0.200, 0<c?0.180, 0?d?0.020, 0.300?b/(b+c)<1.000, 0??(1?(a+b+c))?0.400, ??0,0??+??0.50 are satisfied.
Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes: an irradiation unit (100) that irradiates a subject with light; an imaging unit (104) that images the subject a plurality of times; a control unit (202) that controls the imaging unit and the irradiation unit; and a combination unit (204) that combines a plurality of imaged images obtained by the imaging unit. The imaging unit has a plurality of imaging elements (104a) disposed in a matrix when viewed from the side of the subject. The irradiation unit has a plurality of light emitting elements (100a) provided so as to correspond to the plurality of imaging elements. The control unit controls the irradiation unit so as to turn on the plurality of light emitting elements different for each imaging among the plurality of light emitting elements, and controls the imaging unit so as to drive the plurality of imaging elements corresponding to the plurality of light emitting elements that are not turned on.
Abstract: A torsional vibration damper having improved vibration damping performance. The torsional vibration damper comprising: a pendulum vibration damper that damps pulsation of engine torque by an oscillating motion of an inertia body in response to the pulsation of the torque; and an engagement device that damps the amplitude of the pulsation of the engine torque by a relative rotation of rotary members. The pendulum vibration damper and the engagement device are arranged in order on a transmission route of the torque of the engine from a side at which the engine is disposed.
Abstract: A torsional vibration damper having improved durability, whose vibration damping performance is ensured irrespective of machining error. The torsional vibration damper comprises: a rotary member rotated by torque; a retainer formed on the rotary member to protrude radially outwardly; a rolling member held in the retainer while being allowed to reciprocate in the retainer; and an inertia body arranged around the rotary member while being allowed to rotate relatively to the rotary member. An elastic member is arranged on any one of inner surfaces of the retainer to push a shaft of the rolling member toward the other one of the inner surfaces of the retainer.
Abstract: A torsional vibration damper having improved abrasion resistance at a portion of a rotary member to which a rolling mass is contacted, and a manufacturing method thereof. The torsional vibration damper comprises: a rotary member; an inertia body oscillating around the rotary member; and a retainer formed on the rotary member to hold a rolling mass between a pair of stoppers. A hardness of an inner surface of at least one of the stoppers is increased higher in a radially outer portion than in a radially inner portion, within a reciprocating range of the rolling mass.
Abstract: To provide an apparatus and a system suitable for continuously and stably producing hydrogen by taking advantage of a direction composition reaction of hydrocarbons as well as a method for separating a solid product. Provided are a hydrogen producing apparatus using a nickel-based metal structure for the direct decomposition reaction of hydrocarbons and a discharging and recovering system comprising: a depressurization chamber communicating with a lower opening of the reaction chamber of hydrogen producing apparatus 1 via a ventilation hole; a first valve capable of opening and closing said ventilation hole; a collection box communicating with the depressurization chamber via a channel; a second valve capable of opening and closing said depressurization chamber; and a depressurization pump communicating with the collection box.
Abstract: A valve opening and closing timing control device includes a drive-side rotating body that rotates synchronously with a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, a driven-side rotating body that rotates with a camshaft of the internal combustion engine, an electric motor that controls a relative rotation phase of the drive-side rotating body and the driven-side rotating body, a motor control unit that controls a current supplied to the electric motor, a current sensor that detects the current flowing into the electric motor, a regulation unit that determines a regulation phase in which the relative rotation phase is mechanically limited in an advanced angle direction and in a delayed angle direction, and a regulation phase detection unit that detects the regulation phase based on when the relative rotation phase in which a change is stopped by the regulation unit is reached and a current value detected by the current sensor increases.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a dust collector including a pulse jet type dust removal mechanism capable of uniformly removing dust over the entire length of a cylindrical filter without increasing the pressure loss of the cylindrical filter; and a dust removal method for such a dust collector.
Abstract: A drive force control system for a vehicle configured to accurately imitate a change in a drive force in a model vehicle. A drive torque simulator computes a virtual drive torque supposed to be delivered to drive wheels of the model vehicle in response to a manual operation to manipulate the vehicle, based on torque changing factors of a powertrain of the model vehicle. An actual torque calculator computes a target torque of a motor that is practically delivered to the drive wheels in the vehicle based on the virtual drive torque computed by the drive torque simulator, taking account of torque changing factors of the powertrain of the vehicle.
Abstract: The electric vehicle according to the present disclosure calculates motor torque using an MT vehicle model simulating an MT vehicle having a manual transmission and an internal combustion engine. In the first operation mode, an operation amount of a pseudo-clutch pedal and a shift position of a pseudo-gearshift are input to the MT vehicle model to reflect operation of the pseudo-clutch pedal and operation of the pseudo-gearshift in electric motor control. In the second operation mode where the operation of the pseudo-clutch pedal is not needed, an operation amount of a clutch pedal calculated by a driver model is input to the MT vehicle model instead of the operation amount of the pseudo-clutch pedal.
Abstract: The electric vehicle according to the present disclosure is configured to be able to select a traveling mode between an MT mode in which an electric motor is controlled with torque characteristics like an MT vehicle having a manual transmission and an internal combustion engine, and an EV mode in which the electric motor is controlled with normal torque characteristics. The controller of the electric vehicle controls the electric motor in the MT mode such that responsiveness of the motor torque with respect to a change in the operation amount of the accelerator pedal is lower than in the EV mode.
Abstract: An electric vehicle is configured to be able to perform running by an MT mode that controls an electric motor with a torque characteristic like an MT vehicle having a manual transmission and an internal combustion engine, and running by an EV mode that controls the electric motor with a normal torque characteristic. The electric vehicle includes a mode changeover switch for switching to the running by the MT mode.
Abstract: The electric vehicle according to the present disclosure is configured to be able to select a traveling mode between an MT mode in which an electric motor is controlled with torque characteristics like an MT vehicle having a manual transmission and an internal combustion engine, and an EV mode in which the electric motor is controlled with normal torque characteristics. When the selection of the travelling mode is changed by a driver, the controller of the electric vehicle determines whether a control mode can be switched, based on a condition in which the electric vehicle is placed, and switches the control mode in accordance with the determination result.
Abstract: The controller of the electric vehicle is configured to control the torque of the electric motor using the MT vehicle model based on the operation amount of the accelerator pedal, the operation amount of the pseudo-clutch pedal, and the shift position of the pseudo-shifter. Further, the controller is configured to execute the stall production process for changing the engine output torque used for calculation of the driving wheel torque to zero when the calculated virtual engine speed using the MT vehicle model becomes lower than the prescribed stall engine speed.