Patents by Inventor Jun Morimoto

Jun Morimoto 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: 11225984
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a compact, high-output actuator device allowing force control. [Solution] An actuator device 1000 includes an electromagnetic coil member 110 provided over a prescribed width on an outer circumference of a cylinder 100, and a movable element 200 slidable as a piston in the cylinder 100. The movable element 200 has a magnetic member 202, and is moved relatively by excitation of the electromagnetic coil member 110. Fluid is supplied to first and second chambers 106a and 106b such that when the movable element 200 is to be moved relatively, the movable element 200 is driven in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Noda, Yoshihiro Nakata, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Jun Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20210034912
    Abstract: Objective discrimination of a disease label of a depressive symptom with respect to an active state of a brain is achieved. One means for solving the problems of the present invention is to provide a discriminating device for assisting in determination of whether a subject has a depressive symptom. The discriminating device includes a storage device for storing information for identifying a classifier generated by classifier generation processing based on a signal obtained by using a brain activity detecting apparatus to measure, in advance and time-sequentially, a signal indicating a brain activity of a plurality of predetermined regions of each brain of a plurality of participants in a resting state, the plurality of participants including healthy individuals and patients with depression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL, HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Giuseppe LISI, Jun MORIMOTO, Mitsuo KAWATO, Takashi YAMADA, Naho ICHIKAWA, Yasumasa OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10881536
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a hybrid actuator attaining both driving force and responsiveness, capable of reducing inertia of a movable portion. [Solution] A pneumatic air muscle has a cylinder (112) provided in a flexible member (100) forming a pneumatic artificial muscle. At the center of an upper lid element (109) of the cylinder, a through hole is opened, and an inner wire (103) of a Bowden cable passes through this through hole and is coupled by means of a spring (106) to a bottom portion of the cylinder. When the pneumatic artificial muscle contracts, the inner wire (103) and the pneumatic air muscle move together because of the stopper (105), and the contraction force is transmitted. In contrast, when the pneumatic air muscle extends, the stopper (105) is disengaged, while the tension of inner wire (103) is kept by the spring (106) to prevent slacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Noda, Jun Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20200163609
    Abstract: [Object] An object is to provide a brain activity analyzing method for realizing a biomarker using brain function imaging for neurological/mental disorders. [Solution] From data of resting-state functional connectivity MRI obtained by measuring groups of healthy subjects and patients, a correlation matrix of degrees of activities among prescribed brain regions is derived. By a sparse canonical correlation analysis (SCCA) of attributes of subjects and the correlation matrix, elements of correlation matrix that connect to canonical variables corresponding only to the diagnosis label are extracted. By sparse logistic regression (SLR) during Leave-One-Out Cross Validation of a first sum-set of elements of correlation matrix obtained as a result of feature extraction by a sparse regularized canonical correlation analysis, a second sum-set of elements of the correlation matrix is extracted. By discrimination analysis using sparse logistic regression on the second sum-set, a discriminator is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Giuseppe LISI, Jun MORIMOTO, Mitsuo KAWATO, Noriaki YAHATA
  • Patent number: 10487941
    Abstract: A stroke sensor includes a cover that covers a slide end on a protrusion side of a shaft in a slide region between the shaft and a housing while allowing a relative movement between the shaft and the housing, wherein a flange surface the extends radially outward from the slide end is provided on the housing, an axial direction seal that is in close contact with the flange surface in the axial line direction is provided on the cover, and a fixation member that presses the axial direction seal to be in contact with the flange surface is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kota Ebina, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Norifumi Shimizu, Jun Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10443721
    Abstract: A stroke sensor includes a cover that covers a slide end on a protrusion side of a shaft in a slide region between the shaft and a housing while allowing a relative movement between the shaft and the housing, wherein a flange surface the extends radially outward from the slide end is provided on the housing, an axial direction seal that is in close contact with the flange surface in the axial line direction is provided on the cover, and a fixation member that presses the axial direction seal to be in contact with the flange surface is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kota Ebina, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Norifumi Shimizu, Jun Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20190298207
    Abstract: Provided is a method of analyzing brain activities for realizing a biomarker for neurological/mental disorder, based on brain function imaging. From measured data of resting-state functional connectivity MRI of a healthy group and a patient group, correlation matrix (80) of degree of brain activities among prescribed brain regions is derived for each subject. Feature extraction is executed by regularized canonical correlation analysis (82) on the correlation matrix (80) and attributes of the subject including a disease/healthy label of the subject. Based on the result of regularized canonical correlation analysis, by discriminant analysis (86) through sparse logistic regression, a discriminator (88) is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
    Inventors: Jun MORIMOTO, Mitsuo KAWATO, Noriaki YAHATA, Ryuichiro HASHIMOTO, Kazuhisa SHIBATA, Takeo WATANABE, Yuka SASAKI, Nobumasa KATO, Kiyoto KASAI
  • Patent number: 10359268
    Abstract: A stroke sensor includes: a shaft that extends in an axial line direction; a detected body that is fixed to the shaft; a housing that extends along the shaft, that houses the shaft, and that supports the shaft slidably in the axial line direction; and a detection body that detects a movement amount of the detected body which moves in accordance with sliding of the shaft, wherein the shaft includes a plurality of shaft members that are connected to each other in the axial line direction and that are formed of metal, and a slide part that is in contact with an inner wall of the housing and that slides so as to regulate a movement of the shaft in a direction that is crossed with the axial line is provided on each of the plurality of shaft members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kota Ebina, Jun Morimoto, Norifumi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10357181
    Abstract: Provided is a method of analyzing brain activities for realizing a biomarker for neurological/mental disorder, based on brain function imaging. From measured data of resting-state functional connectivity MRI of a healthy group and a patient group, correlation matrix (80) of degree of brain activities among prescribed brain regions is derived for each subject. Feature extraction is executed by regularized canonical correlation analysis (82) on the correlation matrix (80) and attributes of the subject including a disease/healthy label of the subject. Based on the result of regularized canonical correlation analysis, by discriminant analysis (86) through sparse logistic regression, a discriminator (88) is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Jun Morimoto, Mitsuo Kawato, Noriaki Yahata, Ryuichiro Hashimoto, Kazuhisa Shibata, Takeo Watanabe, Yuka Sasaki, Nobumasa Kato, Kiyoto Kasai
  • Publication number: 20190125612
    Abstract: A motor teaching system is provided with a force presentation robot for teaching motion in accordance with a predetermined motor pattern by guiding movement of a movable part of the body of a test subject, a brainwave sensor, and a computer that classifies a cerebral activity pattern into one of a plurality of classes that include motor imagery, based on a brainwave signal. The computer guides evoking contents of the test subject prior to teaching of the motor pattern, such that a classification result obtained in the period of teaching the motor pattern will be the motor imagery class.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Asuka Takai, Tomoyuki Noda, Giuseppe Lisi, Tatsuya Teramae, Jun Morimoto, Hiroshi Imamizu
  • Publication number: 20190047161
    Abstract: A rotational structure is configured such that a hollow portion, in which a base member is opposed to a rotational member, is formed around a shaft member. An encoder provided in the hollow portion includes a detection target member rotated together with one of the rotational member and the base member and having a physical quantity changing in a circumferential direction, and a detector capable of detecting the physical quantity of the detection target element and rotated together with the other of the rotational member and the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Tomoyuki NODA, Jun MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190047142
    Abstract: A modularized externally-driven joint structure can be used for general purposes. An externally-driven joint structure: includes a shaft member that extends in an axial direction; and a number of rotatable members that are arranged along the axial direction, and are coupled with each other by the shaft member in an axially rotatable manner. Each of the rotatable members includes a pair of face portions that face each other in the axial direction, a side wall portion that is arranged along the outer circumferential edges of the pair of face portions, and at least one coupling portion that is arranged at the face portions or the side wall portion, and is coupled with a link member constituting a link of a robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Noda, Yoshihiro Nakata, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Jun Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10183611
    Abstract: A light-device mounting structure of a vehicle includes a headlight unit including a lamp housing accommodating a light source. Support shafts are provided in the lamp housing and are supported in a light cover. In the light-device mounting structure, the support shafts are covered with support-shaft protective members. The support-shaft protective members are engaged non-rotatably relative to the support shafts. The light cover has fitting holes, and the support shafts are fitted into the fitting holes through the support-shaft protective members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Morimoto, Tatsuya Shiokawa, Masayuki Uzaki
  • Publication number: 20180003299
    Abstract: A stroke sensor includes a cover that covers a slide end on a protrusion side of a shaft in a slide region between the shaft and a housing while allowing a relative movement between the shaft and the housing, wherein a flange surface the extends radially outward from the slide end is provided on the housing, an axial direction seal that is in close contact with the flange surface in the axial line direction is provided on the cover, and a fixation member that presses the axial direction seal to be in contact with the flange surface is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Kota Ebina, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Norifumi Shimizu, Jun Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20180003478
    Abstract: A stroke sensor includes: a shaft that extends in an axial line direction; a detected body that is fixed to the shaft; a housing that extends along the shaft, that houses the shaft, and that supports the shaft slidably in the axial line direction; and a detection body that detects a movement amount of the detected body which moves in accordance with sliding of the shaft, wherein the shaft includes a plurality of shaft members that are connected to each other in the axial line direction and that are formed of metal, and a slide part that is in contact with an inner wall of the housing and that slides so as to regulate a movement of the shaft in a direction that is crossed with the axial line is provided on each of the plurality of shaft members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Kota Ebina, Jun Morimoto, Norifumi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9818860
    Abstract: An SiC semiconductor device has a p type region including a low concentration region and a high concentration region filled in a trench formed in a cell region. A p type column is provided by the low concentration region, and a p+ type deep layer is provided by the high concentration region. Thus, since a SJ structure can be made by the p type column and the n type column provided by the n type drift layer, an on-state resistance can be reduced. As a drain potential can be blocked by the p+ type deep layer, at turnoff, an electric field applied to the gate insulation film can be alleviated and thus breakage of the gate insulation film can be restricted. Therefore, the SiC semiconductor device can realize the reduction of the on-state resistance and the restriction of breakage of the gate insulation film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Takeuchi, Naohiro Suzuki, Masahiro Sugimoto, Hidefumi Takaya, Akitaka Soeno, Jun Morimoto, Narumasa Soejima, Yukihiko Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9793376
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a silicon carbide semiconductor device including a vertical switching element having a trench gate structure, with the use of a substrate having an off angle with respect to a (0001) plane or a (000-1) plane, a trench is formed from a surface of a source region to a depth reaching a drift layer through a base region so that a side wall surface of the trench faces a (11-20) plane or a (1-100) plane, and a gate oxide film is formed without performing sacrificial oxidation after formation of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichiro Miyahara, Toshimasa Yamamoto, Jun Morimoto, Narumasa Soejima, Yukihiko Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170231787
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a hybrid actuator attaining both driving force and responsiveness, capable of reducing inertia of a movable portion. [Solution] A pneumatic air muscle has a cylinder (112) provided in a flexible member (100) forming a pneumatic artificial muscle. At the center of an upper lid element (109) of the cylinder, a through hole is opened, and an inner wire (103) of a Bowden cable passes through this through hole and is coupled by means of a spring (106) to a bottom portion of the cylinder. When the pneumatic artificial muscle contracts, the inner wire (103) and the pneumatic air muscle move together because of the stopper (105), and the contraction force is transmitted. In contrast, when the pneumatic air muscle extends, the stopper (105) is disengaged, while the tension of inner wire (103) is kept by the spring (106) to prevent slacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Tomoyuki NODA, Jun MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170198728
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a compact, high-output actuator device allowing force control. [Solution] An actuator device 1000 includes an electromagnetic coil member 110 provided over a prescribed width on an outer circumference of a cylinder 100, and a movable element 200 slidable as a piston in the cylinder 100. The movable element 200 has a magnetic member 202, and is moved relatively by excitation of the electromagnetic coil member 110. Fluid is supplied to first and second chambers 106a and 106b such that when the movable element 200 is to be moved relatively, the movable element 200 is driven in the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicants: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tomoyuki NODA, Yoshihiro NAKATA, Hiroshi ISHIGURO, Jun MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9608104
    Abstract: A silicon carbide semiconductor device includes: a vertical MOSFET having: a semiconductor substrate including a high-concentration impurity layer and a drift layer; a base region; a source region; a trench gate structure; a source electrode; and a drain electrode. The base region has a high-concentration base region and a low-concentration base region having a second conductivity type with an impurity concentration lower than the high-concentration base region, which are stacked each other. Each of the high-concentration base region and the low-concentration base region contacts a side surface of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Takeuchi, Naohiro Suzuki, Jun Morimoto, Narumasa Soejima