Hiroyuki Hattori 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 inertial navigation device that includes a processor that is configured to: assume a vertical velocity and a lateral velocity of a vehicle to be 0, and estimate a roll angle, a pitch angle and an azimuth angle, which are attitude angles of the vehicle, based on angular velocities and accelerations detected by the inertial measurement device, a longitudinal velocity detected by a vehicle velocity sensor, and an initial value of the azimuth angle of the vehicle, and assume the vertical velocity of the vehicle to be 0, and estimate a current position of the vehicle based on the estimated attitude angles, the angular velocities and the accelerations detected by the inertial measurement device, the longitudinal velocity detected by the vehicle velocity sensor, a steering angle detected by a steering angle sensor, and an initial value of a position of the vehicle.
Abstract: An autonomous vehicle allows passengers to transfer from a passenger vehicle, which is a relatively large vehicle, to the autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle is provided with an autonomous travel control unit (steering control unit) configured to, when the passenger vehicle is stopped, cause the autonomous vehicle to pull up alongside the passenger vehicle such that an entrance (second entrance) of the autonomous vehicle is placed next to an entrance (first entrance) of the passenger vehicle.
Abstract: An automated driving vehicle includes an analysis unit, an autonomous travel control unit, and a passenger ascertaining unit configured to transmit a notification to an interested person's contact-number device set in a reservation for vehicle allocation in at least one of (1) a case in which a passenger set in the reservation for vehicle allocation has boarded at a boarding point set in the reservation for vehicle allocation, (2) a case in which the passenger has not been recognized by the analysis unit within a predetermined waiting time from a target boarding point arrival time set in the reservation for vehicle allocation, and (3) a case in which the passenger has alighted at a destination set in the reservation for vehicle allocation.
Abstract: A mass transportation vehicle includes a stop selector and a dispatcher. The stop selector is configured to enable a passenger on the mass transportation vehicle to select a destination stop at which the passenger plans to get off. The dispatcher is configured to book dispatch of an autonomous vehicle to which the passenger transfers after getting off the mass transportation vehicle at the destination stop. The dispatcher sends information about the destination stop to a dispatch management device of the autonomous vehicle as information about a waiting point of the autonomous vehicle.
Abstract: When a rental user schedule management unit (general user schedule management unit) receives, from a general user (rental user) different from the priority user that is a lease contractor, a general usage request for a predetermined autonomous vehicle in which a time zone excluding a priority usage time zone is specified, the rental user schedule management unit set the time zone specified by the general usage request as a general usage time zone.
Abstract: A mobile terminal includes an input unit that is capable of receiving input of a dispatch request and a destination and a position determiner that is capable of obtaining a terminal position which is its own current position. In accordance with the dispatch request, an autonomous vehicle is designated as a vehicle that is to be dispatched. The autonomous vehicle includes an autonomous driving controller that performs driving control so as to track the mobile terminal based on the terminal position while on its way to pick up the user.
Abstract: The management device of an autonomous driving vehicle includes a congestion rate calculation unit and a waiting place setting unit. The congestion rate calculation unit is able to calculate the congestion rate of a parking lot adjoining each of a plurality of commercial facilities. In a case where the congestion rate of a neighbor parking lot, or a parking lot in the neighborhood of a boarding place contained in reservation information for an autonomous driving vehicle reserved for dispatch, during a waiting time period before the scheduled boarding time, is less than a congestion threshold, the waiting place setting unit sets the neighbor parking lot as a waiting place for the autonomous driving vehicle to wait during the waiting time period.
Abstract: A power conversion circuit board (1) is a circuit board on which a power conversion circuit configured to convert a direct current into an alternating current is mounted. A low-voltage circuit (10b) to which a low voltage is applied and a high-voltage circuit (10a) to which a high voltage is applied are separately disposed in different areas on the same circuit board surface. Furthermore, part of wiring of the high-voltage circuit (10a) is formed on the circuit board surface, and the other wiring is constituted by a bus bar provided at a predetermined distance from the circuit board surface.
October 25, 2019
Date of Patent:
August 16, 2022
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
Abstract: A current estimating device that estimates a capacitor current of a high-voltage circuit for driving a motor, wherein the current estimating device calculates a voltage utilization rate using the input voltage of an inverter included in the high-voltage circuit and the speed of the motor, calculates a first constant by applying the voltage utilization rate to a predetermined first arithmetic expression, and calculates the capacitor current of an electrical condenser included in the high-voltage circuit by multiplying the first constant by a motor current effective value.
August 15, 2018
Date of Patent:
August 16, 2022
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
Abstract: The present inventors produced a variety of bispecific antibodies that specifically bind to both F. IX/F. IXa and F. X, and functionally substitute for F. VIIIa, i.e., have a cofactor function to promote F. X activation via F. IXa. Among these antibodies, the antibody A44/B26 reduced coagulation time by 50 seconds or more as compared to that observed when the antibody was not added. The present inventors produced a commonly shared L chain antibody from this antibody using L chains of A44, and showed that A44L can be used as commonly shared L chains, although the activity of the resulting antibody is reduced compared to the original antibody (A44HL-B26HL). Further, with appropriate CDR shuffling, the present inventors successfully produced highly active multispecific antibodies that functionally substitute for coagulation factor VIII.
Abstract: A drive unit for a hybrid vehicle that is downsized without reducing N.V. performance. The drive unit comprises: a geared transmission that transmits torque between a power split mechanism and a differential unit; and a reduction mechanism that multiplies torque of a second motor to be delivered to the differential unit. In the drive unit, an engine, a first motor, the power split mechanism, and a counter drive gear are arranged around a first rotational axis, the differential unit, the second motor, the reduction mechanism, driveshafts, and a differential ring gear are arranged around a second rotational axis, and a counter driven gear is arranged around a third rotational axis. The reduction mechanism is positioned without overlapping with the engine, the first motor, and the counter drive gear in an axial direction.
Abstract: Disclosed is a napped artificial leather napped including: a non-woven fabric that is an entangle body of ultrafine fibers; and an elastic polymer impregnated into the non-woven fabric, the napped artificial leather having, at least on one side thereof, a napped surface formed by napping the ultrafine fibers, wherein the ultrafine fibers contain 0.5 mass % or more of a pigment (A), the elastic polymer contains 0 to 0.01 mass % of a pigment (B), and the ultrafine fibers and the elastic polymer are undyed; the napped surface has a lightness L* value of 25 or less in a color coordinate space (L*a*b* color space); and a ratio of an area occupied by the elastic polymer, observed on the napped surface, to a total area of an area occupied by the ultrafine fibers and the area occupied by the elastic polymer is 0.5% or less.
December 10, 2019
February 17, 2022
KURARAY CO., LTD.
Hiroyuki HATTORI, Yasuhiro KATOU, Kazuyuki SUETOSHI, Rei NAGAYAMA
Abstract: A rotating electric machine includes a rotor having a rotor core, a stator having a stator core and a stator coil, a first rotating shaft member having a first flange portion and a first shaft portion, a second rotating shaft member having a second flange portion and a second shaft portion, and a fastening device that fastens the first and second rotating shaft members, in a condition where the rotor core is sandwiched between the first and second flange portions, from opposite sides of the rotor core in an axial direction.
Abstract: An electric motor includes: a rotary shaft member rotating about an axis; a rotor including a rotor core, which has an annular shape and is provided on the rotary shaft member, and a magnet provided on the rotor core; a stator including a stator core, which has an annular shape and is disposed at an interval from the rotor core in a radial direction that is a direction orthogonal to an axial direction of the rotary shaft member, and a stator coil wound around the stator core; a field yoke, which has an annular shape, includes the rotor and the staorm, and has a fixed relative positional relationship with the stator core; and a case member, which has a side wall extending in the axial direction to face an outer peripheral surface of the field yoke, the field yoke being fixed to the case member.
Abstract: A rotary electric machine equipped with a magnetic flux variable mechanism includes a case body, a mover moving upon receipt of centrifugal force, a magnetic flux short circuit member, a cam member, and biasing springs. The cam member includes a cam surface so as to face the mover and make contact with the mover, and the cam member converts a radial movement of the mover received by the cam surface into an axial movement of the magnetic flux short circuit member. The biasing springs give a biasing force to the magnetic flux short circuit member in a direction distanced from an axial end surface of the rotor core, so as to determine a position of the magnetic flux short circuit member along the axial direction in a state where the biasing force is balanced with the centrifugal force applied to the mover via the cam member.
Abstract: A cooling device cools a motor mounted on a vehicle and an inverter driving the motor. The cooling device includes: a common flow path through which coolant flows; a first flow path branching from the common flow path and arranged to cool the inverter and a stator of the motor; and a second flow path branching from the common flow path, being independent of the first flow path, and arranged to cool a rotor of the motor. The cooling device further includes a distribution structure configured to distribute the coolant to the first flow path and the second flow path, and to change a distribution ratio of a first coolant distributed to the first flow path out of the coolant and a second coolant distributed to the second flow path out of the coolant.
Abstract: A rotary electric machine includes: a rotary shaft member; first and second rotor including first and second rotor core, respectively, including first and second permanent magnets having first and second polarity, first and second magnet-based magnetic pole portions having the first and the second polarities and being formed by the first and the second permanent magnets, and first and second iron core portions having the second and the first polarities and being formed by iron pole portions of the first and the second rotor core, are alternately arranged in a circumferential direction of the first rotor core; a stator; and a field yoke. Further, the first magnet-based magnetic pole portion and the second iron pole portion face each other and the first iron pole portion and the second magnet-based magnetic pole portion face each other in the axial direction.
Abstract: A rotating electric machine includes: a rotary shaft member; a rotor including an annular rotor core having magnet housing holes; a stator including an annular stator core and a stator coil; a field yoke; and a field coil provided in the field yoke. Further, a bridge portion is provided between two magnet housing holes, an end surface in an axial direction at one end in a radial direction of the field yoke and an end surface in the axial direction of the bridge portion face each other in the axial direction, and an end surface in the axial direction at another end in the radial direction of the field yoke, and an end surface in the axial direction of the rotor core or an end surface in the axial direction of the stator core face each other in the axial direction.
Abstract: An electric motor includes: a rotary shaft member rotating about an axis; a rotor including a rotor core and a magnet, the rotor core being provided on the rotary shaft member, the magnet being provided on the rotor core; and a stator including a stator core and a stator coil, the stator core having a plurality of slots formed in a circumferential direction, the stator core being disposed at an interval in a radial direction that is a direction orthogonal to an axial direction of the rotary shaft member with respect to the rotor core, the stator coil being inserted into the plurality of slots and wound around the stator core. Further, the stator coil includes a first conductor and a second conductor having a conductivity greater than a conductivity of the first conductor, and the second conductor is disposed in the slots.