Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Tachibana

Hiroyuki Tachibana 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: 20160075375
    Abstract: A parking assist system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to detect an available parking area in an area around a vehicle, calculate a parking guidance path for guiding the vehicle from a current position of the vehicle to a parking target position included in the available parking area, execute guidance control for guiding the vehicle to the parking target position by executing at least steering control along the parking guidance path, and, when an end condition for ending guidance is satisfied in the middle of execution of the guidance control, end the guidance control and carry out at least one of steering to keep a steering angle at an end of the steering control for a predetermined period or steering to gradually reduce the steering angle from the steering angle at the end of the steering control toward a neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa YAMASHITA, Masaya KATO, Hiroyuki TACHIBANA, Takashi KUWAYAMA, Hironobu ISHIJIMA, Keisuke OYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160078764
    Abstract: A parking assist system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to detect an obstacle, detect a boundary of a parking space, determine a target position to which a vehicle moves, and, when the vehicle is allowed to be located in a third area in which a first area and a second area overlap with each other, be allowed to determine the target position in the third area. The first area is an area across a limit line from the obstacle. The limit line is set substantially along an outer periphery of the obstacle at a position spaced a predetermined distance from the obstacle outward of the obstacle. The second area is an area out of the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke KIYOKAWA, Masaya KATO, Hiroyuki TACHIBANA, Tomohisa YAMASHITA, Tomoyuki MATSUBA, Motonari OBAYASHI, Hironobu ISHIJIMA
  • Publication number: 20160075374
    Abstract: A park exit assist system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to detect a situation around a host vehicle parked or stopped in a parking/stopping area on a roadside. The electronic control unit is configured to calculate, on the basis of a detected result of the situation around the host vehicle, a park exit guidance path along which the host vehicle is moved out of the parking/stopping area to a traffic road and in which a steering angle becomes neutral at the time when a roadside front end of the host vehicle advances into the traffic road. The electronic control unit is configured to guide the host vehicle from the parking/stopping area toward the traffic road by at least executing steering control along the park exit guidance path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohisa YAMASHITA, Masaya KATO, Hiroyuki TACHIBANA, Motokatsu TOMOZAWA, Motonari OBAYASHI, Hironobu ISHIJIMA, Keisuke OYAMA
  • Patent number: 9194043
    Abstract: An atomic layer deposition apparatus for forming a thin film on a substrate, including a first container that defines a first inner space, a second container provided inside the first container to define a second inner space, the second container being canister-shaped and including a first opening at one end thereof, a source gas that forms the thin film on the substrate flowing to the second inner space through the first opening, and a pressing member including a gas supply port for supplying the source gas to the second inner space through the first opening, the pressing member being configured to press the second container in a longitudinal direction of the second container so that the second inner space be separated from the first inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tachibana, Kazutoshi Murata, Naomasa Miyatake, Yasunari Mori
  • Publication number: 20150254981
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus of an embodiment includes an area detection unit, a line detection unit, and a target position calculation unit. The area detection unit detects a parking allowable area where the parking of a vehicle is allowable. The line detection unit detects a parking section line provided on a track surface. The target position calculation unit calculates a target parking position by using a detection result of the parking allowable area by the area detection unit when the parking allowable area is detected by the area detection unit, the parking section line is detected by the line detection unit, and the parking section line is located outside the parking allowable area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tachibana, Yu Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Kuboyama, Tomohisa Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20150219760
    Abstract: Provided is a parking assistance device that can obtain information regarding the height from a parking road surface of an object without acquiring height information of an object in advance. The parking assistance device includes: an emission unit configured to emit ultrasonic waves in at least an outward lateral direction of a vehicle; a reception unit configured to receive reflection waves from an object reflecting the emitted ultrasonic waves; and an object determination unit configured to receive the reflection waves from an object existing on a far side of a target parking region as the vehicle enters the target parking region, and determine a feature relating to the height of the object based on a change in a detection state of the object, which was specified based on the obtained reflection wave data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Hiramaki, Jun Adachi, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Tomohisa Yamashita, Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9043083
    Abstract: A parking assistance apparatus has a region detector capable of detecting a plurality of possible parking regions where a vehicle can park in at least one side to the left or right of the vehicle, a photographic image of the scenery surrounding the vehicle including the possible parking regions is displayed on a monitor device, the possible parking regions detected by the region detector are superimposed on the photographic image as graphic images showing parking target candidates in all of the corresponding positions, and one of the parking target candidates can be selected as a parking target on the basis of a command input from a driving device of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Kadowaki, Yu Tanaka, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Atsuo Fukaya, Motokatsu Tomozawa, Kosuke Sato, Kenji Kodera
  • Publication number: 20150138011
    Abstract: Provided is a parking assisting device capable of appropriately setting a target parking space for parking a self vehicle. This parking assisting device includes an object detecting section transmitting, from a self vehicle, oscillatory waves in different directions on one lateral side of the self vehicle during traveling of the self vehicle and receiving reflected waves of the respective transmitted oscillatory waves transmitted in the different directions, a corner-portion identifying section identifying a corner portion of a non-self vehicle present on the one lateral side, based on the reflected waves obtained by the object detecting section, and a target parking space setting section setting a target parking space for the self vehicle, based on the corner portion of the non-self vehicle identified by the corner-portion identifying section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Hiramaki, Jun Adachi, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Tomohisa Yamashita, Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9014912
    Abstract: A parking assistance apparatus has a region detector capable of detecting a plurality of possible parking regions where a vehicle can park in at least one side to the left or right of the vehicle, a photographic image of the scenery surrounding the vehicle including the possible parking regions is displayed on a monitor device, the possible parking regions detected by the region detector are superimposed on the photographic image as graphic images showing parking target candidates in all of the corresponding positions, and one of the parking target candidates can be selected as a parking target on the basis of a command input from a driving device of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Kadowaki, Yu Tanaka, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Atsuo Fukaya, Motokatsu Tomozawa, Kosuke Sato, Kenji Kodera
  • Publication number: 20140364260
    Abstract: A friction transmission belt includes short fibers arranged so as to protrude from a surface of a pulley contact-side part made of a rubber composition. The short fibers consist of aramid short fibers and non-aramid synthetic short fibers having a standard moisture regain of equal to or less than 4%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Shinji Takahashi, Takayuki Okubo, Yasuhiro Takano, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Tadahiko Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20140235393
    Abstract: A high load transmission V-belt includes: an endless tension band; and a plurality of blocks arranged side by side in a longitudinal direction of the tension band and each engaged with the tension band. Each of the plurality of blocks has a reinforcing structure member comprised of carbon fibers, and a resin coating layer provided so as to coat the reinforcing structure member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakanaka, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Katsuhiko Hata
  • Patent number: 8607733
    Abstract: An atomic layer deposition apparatus includes: a first chamber which is surrounded by walls including a supply hole for the reactive gas formed thereon; a second chamber which is surrounded by walls including a supply hole for a source gas formed thereon; an antenna array which is provided in the first chamber, the antenna array having a plurality of rod-shaped antenna elements provided in parallel respectively to produce the plasma using the reactive gas; a substrate stage which is provided in the second chamber, the substrate being placed on the substrate stage; and a connecting member which connects the first chamber and the second chamber to supply gas containing reactive gas radical from the first chamber to the second chamber, the reactive gas radical being produced using the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Tachibana
  • Patent number: 8599043
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus includes a parking target position setting section for setting a parking target position when a vehicle is to be parked by reversing, a parking pathway determining section for determining possibility/impossibility of direct parking for parking the vehicle to the parking target position without turnaround, and a report outputting section for effecting reporting to allow a driver engaged in parking to recognize the possibility/impossibility of the direct parking based on the result of determination by the parking pathway determining section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Kadowaki, Kazuya Watanabe, Yu Tanaka, Kosuke Sato, Atsuo Fukaya, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Motokatsu Tomozawa, Kenji Kodera
  • Patent number: 8475310
    Abstract: In a friction transmission belt in which a compression rubber layer provided to an inner circumferential side of the belt body is wrapped over pulleys such that the compression rubber layer contacts the pulleys, such a configuration that both of a noise reduction and durability while the belt is running can be achieved is obtained. The compression rubber layer is configured so as not to include short fibers and so as to have a surface roughness, i.e., an Ra of at least a pulley contact surface of the compression rubber layer equal to or more than 3 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shiriike, Tomoyuki Yamada, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Fumihiro Mukai
  • Patent number: 8440268
    Abstract: Oxygen gas, for example, is introduced into a film forming chamber, and high-frequency power is supplied to a plurality of monopole antennas arranged above a silicon substrate (101) in the film forming chamber to generate a plasma of the introduced oxygen gas, thereby supplying atomic oxygen (123) onto the surface of an aminosilane molecular layer (102). This plasma generation is performed for about 1 sec. With this operation, the adsorption layer (102) adsorbed onto the surface of the silicon substrate (101) is oxidized, thereby forming a silicon oxide layer (112) corresponding to one atomic layer of silicon on the surface of the silicon substrate (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuki Washio, Kazutoshi Murata, Naomasa Miyatake, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Nozomu Hattori
  • Publication number: 20130085028
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an environmentally-friendly transmission belt. Provided is a transmission belt formed of a crosslinked rubber, wherein 80% by mass or more of the transmission belt comprises non-petroleum resources, and a base rubber of the crosslinked rubber is a natural rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Yamada, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Tomonari Nakamura, Tadahiko Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20130060421
    Abstract: A parking assistance apparatus has a region detector capable of detecting a plurality of possible parking regions where a vehicle can park in at least one side to the left or right of the vehicle, a photographic image of the scenery surrounding the vehicle including the possible parking regions is displayed on a monitor device, the possible parking regions detected by the region detector are superimposed on the photographic image as graphic images showing parking target candidates in all of the corresponding positions, and one of the parking target candidates can be selected as a parking target on the basis of a command input from a driving device of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Kadowaki, Yu Tanaka, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Atsuo Fukaya, Motokatsu Tomozawa, Kosuke Sato, Kenji Kodera
  • Patent number: 8202367
    Abstract: An atomic layer growing apparatus includes a film forming chamber (101) in which the vapor phase growth of a film is performed, a substrate table (102) having a heating mechanism accommodated in the film forming chamber (101), and an exhaust mechanism (104). The atomic layer growing apparatus also includes a material supply unit (105) including a material vaporizer (151), two buffer tanks, i.e., a buffer tank A (152a) and buffer tank B (152b), a fill valve A (153a) and supply valve A (154a) of the buffer tank A (152a), a fill valve B (153b) and supply valve B (154b) of the buffer tank B (152b), an injection control valve (155), and a control unit (156) which controls the opening/closing of each valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tachibana, Kazutoshi Murata, Nozomu Hattori
  • Publication number: 20110303147
    Abstract: An atomic layer deposition apparatus for forming a thin film on a substrate, including a first container that defines a first inner space, a second container provided inside the first container to define a second inner space, the second container being canister-shaped and including a first opening at one end thereof, a source gas that forms the thin film on the substrate flowing to the second inner space through the first opening, and a pressing member including a gas supply port for supplying the source gas to the second inner space through the first opening, the pressing member being configured to press the second container in a longitudinal direction of the second container so that the second inner space be separated from the first inner space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tachibana, Kazutoshi Murata, Naomasa Miyatake, Yasunari Mori
  • Patent number: RE43083
    Abstract: A gas discharge panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate. A plurality of display electrode pairs which are each made up of a sustain electrode and a scan electrode are formed on the first substrate, and the first substrate and the second substrate are set facing each other with a plurality of barrier ribs in between so as to form a plurality of cells. In this gas discharge panel, at least one of the sustain electrode and the scan electrode includes: a plurality of line parts; and a discharge developing part which makes a gap between adjacent line parts smaller in areas corresponding to channels between adjacent barrier ribs than in areas corresponding to the barrier ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Nishimura, Hidetaka Higashino, Ryuichi Murai, Yusuke Takata, Nobuaki Nagao, Toru Ando, Naoki Kosugi, Hiroyuki Tachibana