Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Yamamoto

Hitoshi Yamamoto 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: 10881909
    Abstract: A non-limiting example training instrument comprises a hollow main body formed of an aluminum alloy. The main body is constituted by two gripping portions opposite to each other with a space therebetween and a coupling portion coupling the two gripping portions. A load sensor is arranged in the coupling portion inside the main body. The load sensor is a load cell, a strain gauge affixed to an interior of the main body, and a part of the main body to which the strain gauge is affixed functions as a strain body. Therefore, if a user applies a force so as to bring the two gripping portions close to each other or a force so as to move the two gripping portions away from each other, a load thereof is detected by the load sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Kuroda, Shinji Yamamoto, Hiroki Ikuta, Takanori Okamura, Xiaoming Jin, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Kazuhiro Hosoi, Satoru Osako
  • Patent number: 10884076
    Abstract: An electrical pulse current is supplied to an amorphous wire from a pulse generator, an alternate current voltage whose magnitude is in response to an external magnetic field induced at both ends of a detecting coil wound around the amorphous wire is generated, a positive direct current is applied from a positive power supply by superimposing to the amorphous wire as a bias current so as to produce a bias of magnetization within the amorphous wire and the occurrence of pulse noises is restrained, so as to make it possible to perform high-sensitivity magnetic field detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AICHI STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Kawano, Hitoshi Aoyama, Michiharu Yamamoto, Hideo Arakawa
  • Patent number: 10884269
    Abstract: A photo-alignment treatment device for a liquid crystal display panel substrate includes at least one light irradiation mechanism including a light source, a polarizer, and a rotation adjustment mechanism and configured to irradiate a liquid crystal display panel substrate with light emitted from the light source through the polarizer. The device also includes a stage configured to support the liquid crystal display panel substrate thereon. The photo-alignment treatment device is configured to irradiate the liquid crystal display panel substrate with light while moving the liquid crystal display panel substrate or while moving the light source with respect to the liquid crystal display panel substrate. A light irradiation direction with respect to the liquid crystal display panel substrate is parallel to a moving direction of the liquid crystal display panel substrate or a moving direction of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji Fujiwara, Takashi Sonoda, Nobufumi Tomimaru, Hitoshi Watanabe, Yuhichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10871183
    Abstract: A floating joint has a first connection section and a second connection section, which are capable of pivoting relative to each other. In the manufacturing of this joint, a receiving step is performed, in which the flange section of the first connection section, the umbrella section of the second connection section, a ring, and a plate are received within a case. Further, the following steps are performed: a staking step in which an end of the case is staked inward to cover the plate; and a gap adjustment step in which the plate is pressed toward the ring to adjust the gap between the ring and the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yamamoto, Akira Kuribayashi
  • Patent number: 10862162
    Abstract: An electrode composite body includes: an active material molded body including active material particles which include a lithium composite oxide and have a particle shape, and a communication hole that is provided between the active material particles; a first solid electrolyte layer that is provided on a surface of the active material molded body, and includes a first inorganic solid electrolyte; and a second solid electrolyte layer that is provided on the surface of the active material molded body, and includes a second inorganic solid electrolyte of which a composition is different from a composition of the first inorganic solid electrolyte, and which contains boron as a constituent element and is amorphous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Teraoka, Tomofumi Yokoyama, Hitoshi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200369574
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte capable of securing grain boundary resistance even when sintering is performed at a relatively low temperature and a lithium ion battery using the solid electrolyte are provided. The solid electrolyte includes a first electrolyte which contains a lithium composite metal compound containing one kind of first metal element selected from group 13 elements in period 3 or higher, and a second electrolyte which contains Li and at least two kinds of second metal elements selected from group 5 elements in period 5 or higher or group 15 elements in period 5 or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi YAMAMOTO, Tomofumi YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200357027
    Abstract: A driving support system capable of collecting usage fees from a user using the system, and including an information acquiring part which acquires, from a vehicle side capable of acquiring marker identification information for identifying a detected magnetic marker, upload information including the marker identification information, a marker database having marker position data recorded therein as being linked to the marker identification information, an information providing part which provides the vehicle side with support information including the marker position data, a usage fee totalizing part which totalizes the usage fees to be charged to the vehicle side in accordance with a history of providing the support information, and a payment request part which transmits a withdrawal request to external server of a financial institution which manages an account from which the usage fees are withdrawn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Michiharu YAMAMOTO, Tomohiko NAGAO, Hitoshi AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200358135
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an electrode assembly capable of easily manufacturing a configuration in which an electrolyte and an active material are bonded to each other. A step of supplying, solidifying, and crystallizing a solid electrolyte including Li2+XC1?XBXO3 (X represents a real number equal to or greater than 0 and smaller than 1), so as to be in contact with an active material aggregate including a communication hole between active material particles, is included. In a case where the solid electrolyte is melted, the solid electrolyte is heated in a range of 650 degrees to 900 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu TERAOKA, Tomofumi YOKOYAMA, Hitoshi YAMAMOTO, Tomoyuki OKUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200354907
    Abstract: A magnetic marker (1), laid in or on a road so as be detectable by a magnetic sensor (2) attached to a bottom surface side of a vehicle (5), that is used for vehicle-side drive assist control for assisting driving is an isotropic ferrite plastic magnet, molded into a columnar shape, that contains a magnetic powder of iron oxide, i.e. a powder of a magnetic material, dispersed in a polymer material. In a marker system (1S) including this magnetic marker (1), magnetic markers (1) accommodated in holes (530) bored in a road surface (53) are arranged along the center of a lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Aichi Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Michiharu YAMAMOTO, Tomohiko NAGAO, Hitoshi AOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10829379
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10826116
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte which reduces grain boundary resistance and exhibits a high total ion conductivity is provided. The solid electrolyte includes a first area which has a cubic garnet type crystalline and a second area which is amorphous, around the first area, in which each of the first area and the second area contains a composite oxide represented by formula (1) or (2) as a forming material, and an abundance ratio of metal atoms each having an ionic radius of 78 pm or more gradually increases from the first area to the second area. Li7+xLa3?xZr2AxO12??(1) [In formula (1), A is at least one selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba. In addition, x is 0.1 or more and 0.6 or less.] Li7La3?xZr2BxO12??(2) [In formula (2), B is at least one selected from the group consisting of Sc and Y. In addition, x is 0.1 or more and 0.6 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yamamoto, Tomofumi Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20200340140
    Abstract: In a diamond polycrystal, a value of a ratio (a?/a) of a? to a is less than or equal to 0.99 in a Knoop hardness test performed under a condition defined in JIS Z 2251:2009, where the a represents a length of a longer diagonal line of a first Knoop indentation formed in a surface of the diamond polycrystal when a Knoop indenter with a test load of 4.9 N is pressed onto the surface of the diamond polycrystal, and the a? represents a length of a longer diagonal line of a second Knoop indentation remaining in the surface of the diamond polycrystal after releasing the test load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hitoshi SUMIYA, Katsuko YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200340139
    Abstract: In a diamond polycrystal, a value of a ratio (d?/d) of d? to d is less than or equal to 0.98 in a Vickers hardness test performed under a condition defined in JIS Z 2244:2009, where the d represents a length of a diagonal line of a first Vickers indentation formed in a surface of the diamond polycrystal when a Vickers indenter with a test load of 4.9 N is pressed onto the surface of the diamond polycrystal, and the d? represents a length of a diagonal line of a second Vickers indentation remaining in the surface of the diamond polycrystal after releasing the test load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hitoshi SUMIYA, Katsuko YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200340825
    Abstract: A vehicle position management method includes granting an information acquisition right, which is a right to receive support information helpful for driving vehicle, when upload information including marker identification information which identifies detected magnetic marker is acquired from vehicle side capable of detecting magnetic marker laid in a road, providing vehicle to which the information acquisition right has been granted with the support information, and identifying and managing a position of vehicle associated with the upload information based on a laying position of magnetic marker identified by the marker identification information included in the upload information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Michiharu YAMAMOTO, Tomohiko NAGAO, Hitoshi AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200342697
    Abstract: A storage device (301) stores a failure correspondence table (405) that indicates a countermeasure for a time when a failure occurs in an apparatus mounted on a vehicle (100). A failure countermeasure update unit (404) updates the countermeasure indicated in the failure correspondence table (405) in accordance with a change in a traveling environment of the vehicle (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshikazu KATO, Hitoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200335702
    Abstract: A composition formed of a mixture of two compounds having similar thermal evaporation properties that are pre-mixed into an evaporation source that can be used to co-evaporate the two compounds into an emission layer in OLEDs via vacuum thermal evaporation process is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Vadim ADAMOVICH, Hitoshi Yamamoto, Ting-Chih Wang, Michael S. Weaver, Chuanjun Xia, Bert Alleyne, Pierre-Luc T. Boudreault, Alexey Borisovich Dyatkin, Scott Joseph
  • Publication number: 20200325596
    Abstract: A synthetic single crystal diamond contains nitrogen atoms at a concentration of more than 600 ppm and 1500 ppm or less, and the nitrogen atoms do not include any isolated substitutional nitrogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi SUMIYA, Kensei HAMAKI, Minori TERAMOTO, Katsuko YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10801170
    Abstract: A magnetic marker (1), laid in or on a road so as be detectable by a magnetic sensor (2) attached to a bottom surface side of a vehicle (5), that is used for vehicle-side drive assist control for assisting driving is an isotropic ferrite plastic magnet, molded into a columnar shape, that contains a magnetic powder of iron oxide, i.e. a powder of a magnetic material, dispersed in a polymer material. In a marker system (1S) including this magnetic marker (1), magnetic markers (1) accommodated in holes (530) bored in a road surface (53) are arranged along the center of a lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AICHI STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michiharu Yamamoto, Tomohiko Nagao, Hitoshi Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20200320870
    Abstract: A position capture method for capturing an own vehicle position by using a positioning part that measures a position of a vehicle (4) and a plurality of magnetic markers (5) laid on a traveling path of the vehicle (4) with their laying positions specified includes: upon detection of any of the plurality of magnetic markers (5), selecting, from among the laying positions of the plurality of magnetic markers (5), the laying position located nearest to an actual measured position measured by the positioning part; and capturing, as the own vehicle position, a corrected position based on the laying position, thereby making high-accuracy position capture possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: Aichi Steel Corporation, Advanced Smart Mobility Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michiharu Yamamoto, Tomohiko Nagao, Hitoshi Aoyama, Keiji Aoki
  • Publication number: 20200313650
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device includes: a piezoelectric substrate: a pair of comb-shaped electrodes located on the piezoelectric substrate, each of the comb-shaped electrodes including a plurality of electrode fingers; a support substrate having protruding portions and/or recessed portions in a region overlapping with the pair of comb-shaped electrodes in plan view, the protruding portions and/or recessed portions being regularly arranged; and an insulating layer directly or indirectly bonded between the piezoelectric substrate and the support substrate, a boundary face between the insulating layer and the support substrate being provided along the protruding portions and/or the recessed portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji YAMAMOTO, Ryohei KOMIYAMA, Koichi SATOH, Hitoshi TSUKIDATE, Michio MIURA