Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Tokunaga

Hiroyuki Tokunaga 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: 10832571
    Abstract: A driving safety support system according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a server, and a safety driving assistant device. The server performs operations including: acquiring, from probe vehicles, probe information including information of a time within a predetermined time period and a position of the corresponding probe vehicle at the time; calculating, based on the probe information, a traffic congestion tail position located upstream of a branch point at which a road branches into a plurality of lanes; and calculating a lane-change recommendation section in which a lane change is recommended based on the traffic congestion tail position. The safety driving assistant device performs operations including executing a driving safety support process for a target vehicle based on the lane-change recommendation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamada, Shoichi Tanada, Shigeki Nishimura, Masataka Tokunaga, Hitoshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 10807987
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heterocyclic compound having an antagonistic action on an NMDA receptor containing the NR2B subunit, and expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of major depression, bipolar disorder, migraine, pain, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the description, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Yuya Oguro, Shigemitsu Matsumoto, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Norihito Tokunaga, Taku Kamei, Mitsuhiro Ito, Satoshi Mikami, Masaki Seto, Shinji Morimoto, Shinji Nakamura, Sachie Takashima, Masataka Murakami, Masaki Daini, Makoto Kamata, Minoru Nakamura, Yasufumi Wada, Hiroyuki Kakei, Kazuaki Takami, Taisuke Tawaraishi, Jumpei Aida, Kouichi Iwanaga, Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10777570
    Abstract: An annular dielectric spacer can be formed at a level of a joint-level dielectric material layer between vertically neighboring pairs of alternating stacks of insulating layers and spacer material layers. After formation of a memory opening through multiple alternating stacks and formation of a memory film therein, an anisotropic etch can be performed to remove a horizontal bottom portion of the memory film. The annular dielectric spacer can protect underlying portions of the memory film during the anisotropic etch. In addition, a silicon nitride barrier may be employed to suppress hydrogen diffusion at an edge region of peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Tadashi Nakamura, Jin Liu, Kazuya Tokunaga, Marika Gunji-Yoneoka, Matthias Baenninger, Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Murshed Chowdhury, Jiyin Xu
  • Publication number: 20200240319
    Abstract: A control device for an engine is provided, which includes a combustion controlling module, and an ignition retard determining module configured to determine whether there is a request for an ignition retard for retarding an ignition timing of an ignition plug. When the controlling module controls the ignition plug and an injector so that the SPCCI combustion is performed and there is not the ignition retard request, the controlling module executes a control in which the entire fuel to be injected in one cycle is injected in an intake stroke and a jump-spark ignition is carried out at a basic ignition timing, and when there is the ignition retard request, the controlling module executes a control in which an injection is performed in an intake stroke, a portion of the entire fuel is injected in a compression stroke, and the ignition timing is retarded from the basic ignition timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Tokunaga, Masanari Sueoka, Keiji Maruyama, Tomohiro Nishida, Takuya Ohura, Toru Miyamoto, Junichi Taga, Hideki Omori, Kenji Tanimura, Hiroyuki Yabe
  • Patent number: 10680230
    Abstract: A battery includes: an electrode body; an electrode current collector; a sealing body; an external terminal; an electrical conductor connected to the external terminal; a deforming plate sealing an opening of the electrical conductor, electrically connected to the electrical conductor and to the current collector, and deformed when an internal pressure reaches a predetermined pressure; and a first insulator between the deforming plate and the current collector. The current collector includes a base, and a lead connecting to the electrode body. First to fourth fasteners fasten the base and the first insulator. Between the first and second fasteners, the base is electrically connected to the deforming plate. The second fastener is closer to the lead than the first fastener. The second fastener is closer to a connection between the deforming plate and the electrode current collector than a position of the first insulator supported toward the sealing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichirou Yoshida, Hiroyuki Inoue, Eiji Okutani, Takashi Tokunaga, Toshihiro Takada, Takenori Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10605757
    Abstract: A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating board and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting section for supporting detachably the biosensor, plural connecting terminals to be coupled to the respective electrodes, and a driving power supply which applies a voltage to the respective electrodes, and a driving power terminals. One of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to the first and second connecting terminals of the measuring device only when the biosensor is inserted into the measuring device in a given direction, and has a structure such that the electrode becomes conductive between the first and second connecting terminals due to a voltage application by the driving power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Patent number: 10547960
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an audio processing apparatus capable of downmixing 7.1-ch audio data to 2-ch audio data. A coefficient for downmixing 7.1-ch audio data to 2-ch audio data is set from a coefficient for downmixing 7.1-ch audio data to 5.1-ch audio data specified by a Moving Picture Experts Group 4 (MPEG4) audio standard and a coefficient for downmixing 5.1-ch audio data to 2-ch audio data specified by the standard, and stored in a 2-ch downmixing coefficient unit 22. A 2-ch downmixing unit 21 downmixes 7.1-ch audio data to 2-ch audio data using a coefficient stored in the 2-ch downmixing coefficient unit 22. The present technology can be applied to an audio processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji Tokunaga, Hiroyuki Fukuchi
  • Publication number: 20200001271
    Abstract: A structure in which a plurality of particles each containing a hydrogen absorption metal element are arranged in a fixed member such that the plurality of particles are apart from each other. An entire surface of each of the plurality of particles is surrounded by the fixed member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: Canon Anelva Corporation, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Manabu IKEMOTO, Hiroyuki TOKUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10510249
    Abstract: A safety driving assistant system according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire pieces of probe information from probe vehicles, each piece of probe information including information of a position of the corresponding probe vehicle and information of a time at which the probe vehicle has passed through the position; a detection unit configured to detect a sudden-deceleration-prone spot where sudden deceleration of probe vehicles frequently occurs, based on the pieces of probe information acquired by the acquisition unit; and a provision unit configured to provide information of the sudden-deceleration-prone spot detected by the detection unit, to a target vehicle that receives safety driving assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Tokunaga, Shoichi Tanada, Shigeki Nishimura, Hiroyuki Yamada, Hitoshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 10473609
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a vital information measurement device which measures vital information using a biosensor, with which it is possible to adjudicate more precisely whether a mounted biosensor is usable, and to alleviate inconsistency in measured values therefrom. Specifically, the present invention provides a vital information measurement device comprising: an input terminal to which a biosensor is connected; a voltage application unit which applies a voltage to the input terminal; an adjudication unit which is connected to the input terminal; a control unit which is connected to the adjudication unit; and a display unit which is connected to the control unit. The control unit causes the adjudication unit to carry out a first adjudication, a second adjudication, and a third adjudication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eriko Yoshioka, Hiroyuki Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 10461535
    Abstract: A power management system includes a first administrator, a second administrator, a first estimator, a second estimator and a determiner. The first administrator manages a residual capacity of a power storage apparatus. The second administrator manages interruption information regarding a power grid. The first estimator estimates, as first power information, an amount of power that is consumed by an electric load during an interruption period. The second estimator estimates an estimation residual capacity that is the residual capacity at an end point of the interruption period, based on the first power information. The determiner determines that a condition for participating in a power trade market is met, when the estimation residual capacity exceeds a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tokunaga, Seiichi Miyazaki, Naohiro Fukuda, Hiroyuki Kuriyama, Norimasa Ota
  • Patent number: 10453154
    Abstract: The power adjustment system includes a first estimator, a second estimator, a calculator, a controller, and a determiner. The first estimator estimates power to be consumed by an electric load during an interested period. The second estimator estimates power obtainable from a power supply apparatus during the interested period. The calculator determines a profit in the interested period by calculating a difference between income and a cost. The controller selects one of a first state of supplying power from a power storage apparatus to a power grid and a second state of supplying power from the power storage apparatus to the electric load. The determiner provides an instruction to the controller so as to maximize the profit in the interested period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tokunaga, Seiichi Miyazaki, Naohiro Fukuda, Hiroyuki Kuriyama, Norimasa Ota
  • Publication number: 20190305349
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly are provided, which can efficiently peel an electrode layer from a base material. A manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly of a fuel cell including a pair of electrode layers and an electrolyte membrane, the apparatus including: a transport device which transports the base material on which one cathode electrode layer of the pair of electrode layers is formed and which is connected to a transport sheet via an adhesive layer together with the transport sheet; a transfer device which transfers the one cathode electrode layer to the electrolyte membrane; a peeling device which peels the cathode electrode layer from the base material; and a cooling device having a spraying device which is directed to a start point portion for the peeling and sprays a cooling gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yanagisawa, Takahiro Hirano, Masaaki Kishimoto, Yoshinori Tokunaga, Hiroyuki Nakatsuka, Yo Shimomura
  • Publication number: 20190300536
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heterocyclic compound having an antagonistic action on an NMDA receptor containing the NR2B subunit, and expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of major depression, bipolar disorder, migraine, pain, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the description, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Yuya OGURO, Shigemitsu MATSUMOTO, Takeshi WAKABAYASHI, Norihito TOKUNAGA, Taku KAMEI, Mitsuhiro ITO, Satoshi MIKAMI, Masaki SETO, Shinji MORIMOTO, Shinji NAKAMURA, Sachie TAKASHIMA, Masataka MURAKAMI, Masaki DAINI, Makoto KAMATA, Minoru NAKAMURA, Yasufumi WADA, Hiroyuki KAKEI, Kazuaki TAKAMI, Taisuke TAWARAISHI, Jumpei AIDA, Kouichi IWANAGA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10365677
    Abstract: A power management system includes a receiver, an estimator, an administrator and a determiner. The receiver acquires DR information that includes a reduction value and a target period for requesting a reduction of received power. The estimator estimates, as first power information, power that is consumed by an electric load during the target period. The administrator manages, as second power information, power that can be output from a power supplying apparatus including a power storage apparatus. The determiner determines that a condition for participating in a power trade market is met, when determining that the reduction value is achievable during the target period, based on the first power information and the second power information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tokunaga, Seiichi Miyazaki, Naohiro Fukuda, Hiroyuki Kuriyama, Norimasa Ota
  • Patent number: 10339602
    Abstract: A first estimator estimates first power to be generated by a photovoltaic power generation apparatus during an interested period. A second estimator estimates second power to be consumed by an electric load during the interested period. A power purchasing cost calculator calculates, when there is a shortfall in the first power compared to the second power, a cost to be paid for receiving, from a power grid, power for compensating for the shortfall. A determiner compares an amount of money to be paid to a customer facility in accordance with a trading term when power is supplied from the power storage apparatus to the power grid, with the cost calculated by the power purchasing cost calculator. A controller causes the power storage apparatus to the electric load when the cost to be paid to the customer facility is equal to or less than the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Tokunaga, Seiichi Miyazaki, Naohiro Fukuda, Hiroyuki Kuriyama, Norimasa Ota
  • Publication number: 20190156664
    Abstract: A safety driving assistant system according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a server, and a target vehicle receiving safety driving assistance. The server includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from probe vehicles, probe information including information of a time within a predetermined time period and a position of the corresponding probe vehicle at the time; and a tail position calculation unit configured to calculate, based on the probe information acquired by the acquisition unit, a traffic congestion tail position located upstream of a branch point at which a road branches into a plurality of lanes. The safety driving assistant system further includes a recommendation section calculation unit configured to calculate a lane-change recommendation section in which a lane change is recommended, based on the traffic congestion tail position calculated by the tail position calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YAMADA, Shoichi TANADA, Shigeki NISHIMURA, Masataka TOKUNAGA, Hitoshi KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20180095047
    Abstract: A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating board and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting section for supporting detachably the biosensor, plural connecting terminals to be coupled to the respective electrodes, and a driving power supply which applies a voltage to the respective electrodes, and a driving power terminals. One of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to the first and second connecting terminals of the measuring device only when the biosensor is inserted into the measuring device in a given direction, and has a structure such that the electrode becomes conductive between the first and second connecting terminals due to a voltage application by the driving power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20180074007
    Abstract: A method of measuring a quantity of a substrate contained in sample liquid is provided. This method can reduce measurement errors caused by a biosensor. The biosensor includes at least a pair of electrodes on an insulating beard and is inserted into a measuring device which includes a supporting section for supporting detachably the biosensor, plural connecting terminals to be coupled to the respective electrodes, and a driving power supply which applies a voltage to the respective electrodes via the connecting terminals. One of the electrodes of the biosensor is connected to the first and second connecting terminals of the measuring device only when the biosensor is inserted into the measuring device in a given direction, and has a structure such that the electrode becomes conductive between the first and second connecting terminals due to a voltage application by the driving power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Yoshinobu Tokuno
  • Publication number: 20180067070
    Abstract: A biosensor is disclosed comprising a support; a conductive layer composed of an electrical conductive material such as a noble metal, for example gold or palladium, and carbon; slits parallel to and perpendicular to the side of the support; working, counter, and detecting electrodes; a spacer which covers the working, counter, and detecting electrodes on the support; a rectangular cutout in the spacer forming a specimen supply path; an inlet to the specimen supply path; a reagent layer formed by applying a reagent containing an enzyme to the working, counter, and detecting electrodes, which are exposed through the cutout in the spacer; and a cover over the spacer. The biosensor can be formed by a simple method, and provides a uniform reagent layer on the electrodes regardless of the reagent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Tokunaga, Masaki Fujiwara, Eriko Yamanishi