Patents by Inventor Katsumi Amano

Katsumi Amano 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: 20220060094
    Abstract: There are provided a core unit manufacturing apparatus and a core unit manufacturing method including: a molding device that fills a resin into a space portion in a core body; a resin transfer unit that transfers a resin material to the molding device to supply the resin material thereto; and a core transfer unit that carries the core body in and out of a part between a pair of dies of the molding device. The resin transfer unit and the core transfer unit are arranged such that: the resin transfer unit supplies the resin to the molding device from one side position of side surfaces of the molding device; and the core transfer unit carries the core body in and out of the molding device from the other side position of the side surfaces of the molding device, the other side position being different from one side position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Yuji TAKEDA, Katsumi AMANO, Takashi FUKUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220055253
    Abstract: There are provided a method for manufacturing a core product, a method for removing a residual resin, and device for removing a residual resin including: supplying a molten resin; placing a conveying jig on a collection unit by conveying the conveying jig from a resin supply device to the collection unit together with a core body; splitting the resin solidified in a resin forming region from the resin solidified inside a resin flow path by removing the core body from the conveying jig; forming the residual resin which is a residue of the solidified resin inside the resin flow path and acquiring the core product including the core body and solidified resin formed in the resin forming region; and dropping the residual resin from the resin flow path into the collection unit by causing an extrusion unit to abut against the residual resin from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Shuhei KOTANI, Katsumi AMANO
  • Publication number: 20210255326
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a server device, wherein a point cloud integrating section acquires point cloud data, and a deviation amount calculating section acquires aerial photograph data with a bird's view on a ground surface from sky. Then, the deviation amount calculating section calculates deviation amounts between absolute positions on the aerial photograph data and absolute positions for point clouds included in the point cloud data, wherein the absolute positions on the aerial photograph data and for point clouds correspond to predetermined reference points and. A trajectory correcting section corrects a travelling trajectory extracted from the point cloud data by a trajectory extracting section, based on the deviation amounts calculated in the deviation amount calculating section, wherein the absolute positions for point clouds in the point cloud data are corrected based on the correction result of the trajectory correcting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Katsumi AMANO, Reiji MATSUMOTO, Kazuki OYAMA, Naoto NORIMATSU
  • Patent number: 11094457
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated iron core includes preheating a laminated body in which a plurality of iron core pieces are laminated and which includes a resin filling hole, measuring a temperature of the laminated body after preheating the laminated body, determining whether or not the temperature measured is within a predetermined range, feeding the laminated body into a molding device in a case where it is determined that the temperature is within the predetermined range, and filling the resin filling hole of the laminated body with a resin material in the molding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Amano, Yukiya Fukunaga, Takashi Fukumoto
  • Publication number: 20210149052
    Abstract: The planimetric feature data stored in an external server has a data structure including recognized information about a recognizable range in which the planimetric features can be recognized by the sensors. Thereby, a control unit can determine whether or not a vehicle is located within the recognizable range. Based on this, it is possible to cause the sensors to perform sensing. Sensing leakage about a specific planimetric feature having such a planimetric feature data structure can be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Katsumi AMANO, Reiji MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210072392
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a method for processing surrounding information which enables improvement of accuracy for estimation of a current position of a moving body. A current position of a moving body can be estimated with information after removal by acquiring surrounding information with a sensor in a surrounding information acquisition step, removing information of a feature including light transparent information from the surrounding information and thereby generating the information after removal. Here, the estimation accuracy can be improved by omitting the information about the light transparent region for which the acquired information may vary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Katsumi AMANO, Reiji MATSUMOTO, Takashi AOKI, Kazuki OYAMA, Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Ippei NAMBATA
  • Publication number: 20210063191
    Abstract: A map information-providing system, a map information-providing method, and a map information-providing program which can provide map information while suppressing incongruity a recipient feels are provided. A navigation system—(map information-providing system) includes a storage unit—storing map information for navigation (first map information) and map information for autonomous driving (second map information) an updating period thereof is different from the map information for navigation with respect to at least a portion of a period of time, and a map information—providing unit which performs driving guidance by providing at least a portion of items to be provided by the map information for navigation using the map information for autonomous driving in a case where the map information for autonomous driving bad been updated based on newer information than the map information for navigation at a time of performing driving guidance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Ippei NAMBATA, Reiji MATSUMOTO, Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Katsumi AMANO, Takashi AOKI, Kazuki OYAMA, Yuuki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210049375
    Abstract: A first onboard device-mounted on a measuring vehicle—includes a LiDAR, and it receives a reflected wave which is laser emitted to and reflected by a road surface and recognizes a curve start location of a lane line on the road surface based on reflected wave intensity. The first onboard device-transmits road surface information including the recognized curve start location to a server device via a network. The server device gives information indicating the curve start location to information regarding the lane line in map information based on the road surface information. A second onboard device mounted on a vehicle acquires the information regarding the lane line from the server device and estimates a current location by comparing a curve start location of the lane line recognized by a LiDAR and the information indicating the curve start location of the lane line acquired from the server device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuki OYAMA, Reiji MATSUMOTO, Katsumi AMANO, Takashi AOKI, Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Ippei NAMBATA
  • Publication number: 20210035448
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a method for processing surrounding information which enables improvement of accuracy for estimation of a current position of a moving body. The objective is achieved by detecting light transparent region information of the surrounding information acquired by a sensor in a detection step, wherein the light transparent region information corresponds to a light transparent region. Further, in a generation step, information after removal is generated by removing the light transparent region information from the surrounding information. In this manner, a current position for a travelling vehicle can be estimated with the information after removal. The estimation accuracy can be improved by omitting the information about the light transparent region for which the acquired information may vary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Katsumi AMANO, Reiji MATSUMOTO, Takashi AOKI, Kazuki OYAMA, Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Ippei NAMBATA
  • Publication number: 20200363232
    Abstract: A map information-providing system, a map information-providing method, and a map information-providing program which can provide map information while suppressing incongruity a recipient feels are provided. A navigation system (map information-providing system) includes a storage unit storing map information for navigation (first map information) and map information for autonomous driving (second map information) an updating period thereof is different from the map information for navigation with respect to at least a portion of a period of time, and a map information-providing unit which provides map information by combining the map information for navigation with the map information for autonomous driving in a case where the map information for autonomous driving had been updated based on newer information than the map information for navigation at a time of providing the map information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Ippei NAMBATA, Reiji MATSUMOTO, Tetsuya TAKAHASHI, Katsumi AMANO, Takashi AOKI, Kazuki OYAMA, Yuuki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200166339
    Abstract: A control unit of the sensor control device controls sensor based on the planimetric feature information related to the planimetric features and the sensor information related to the sensors. Thereby, while the sensors are appropriately operated as necessary, and the detailed current information of the planimetric feature is acquired by the sensors, the total data size of the information acquired by the sensors can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Katsumi AMANO, Reiji MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10498203
    Abstract: A laminated rotor core (36) wherein permanent magnets (47) are inserted in respective magnet insertion holes (46) is disposed between and pressed by an upper die (37) and a lower die (29). The upper die (37) has resin reservoir pots (50) provided above the laminated rotor core (36) and at positions corresponding to the respective magnet insertion holes (46). Raw resin material put in the resin reservoir pots (50) is heated by the upper die (37). Subsequently, the resin material in a liquefied state is ejected from the resin reservoir pots (50) by plungers (52) that are inserted and moves vertically in the resin reservoir pots (50) and is directly filled in the magnet insertion holes (46). Consequently, the respective magnet insertion holes (46) are filled with the resin material more evenly and highly reliable products can be supplied at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsubayashi, Hirotoshi Mabu, Katsumi Amano, Atsushi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10447123
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting a magnet into a rotor iron core includes a magnet inserting unit configured to insert a permanent magnet into a magnet-insert hole formed along a lamination direction of a rotor iron core body in which a plurality of iron core pieces are laminated, and a guide member to be attached to the magnet inserting unit, and arranged in a space formed between the magnet inserting unit and the rotor iron core body and configured to communicate the magnet-insert hole of the rotor iron core body to a supply part for the permanent magnet formed in the magnet inserting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi Amano, Hisatomo Ishimatsu
  • Publication number: 20180166214
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated iron core includes preheating a laminated body in which a plurality of iron core pieces are laminated and which includes a resin filling hole, measuring a temperature of the laminated body after preheating the laminated body, determining whether or not the temperature measured is within a predetermined range, feeding the laminated body into a molding device in a case where it is determined that the temperature is within the predetermined range, and filling the resin filling hole of the laminated body with a resin material in the molding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi AMANO, Yukiya FUKUNAGA, Takashi FUKUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170070128
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting a magnet into a rotor iron core includes a magnet inserting unit configured to insert a permanent magnet into a magnet-insert hole formed along a lamination direction of a rotor iron core body in which a plurality of iron core pieces are laminated, and a guide member to be attached to the magnet inserting unit, and arranged in a space formed between the magnet inserting unit and the rotor iron core body and configured to communicate the magnet-insert hole of the rotor iron core body to a supply part for the permanent magnet formed in the magnet inserting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Katsumi AMANO, Hisatomo ISHIMATSU
  • Patent number: 9003639
    Abstract: A rotor includes a rotor core fixedly attached to a rotational shaft and having a plurality of hole portions arranged in the circumferential direction, a magnet inserted into a plurality of hole portions each, and a filling portion injected into the hole portion. The filling portion is injected into the hole portion from a gate facing a central part in the width direction of the magnet in the opening of the hole portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Mitsui High-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Kentaro Haruno, Taketo Takeuchi, Atsushi Watanabe, Kenichiro Fukumaru, Katsumi Amano, Kazutoshi Ueda, Takashi Fukumoto
  • Publication number: 20140151926
    Abstract: A laminated rotor core (36) wherein permanent magnets (47) are inserted in respective magnet insertion holes (46) is disposed between and pressed by an upper die (37) and a lower die (29). The upper die (37) has resin reservoir pots (50) provided above the laminated rotor core (36) and at positions corresponding to the respective magnet insertion holes (46). Raw resin material put in the resin reservoir pots (50) is heated by the upper die (37). Subsequently, the resin material in a liquefied state is ejected from the resin reservoir pots (50) by plungers (52) that are inserted and moves vertically in the resin reservoir pots (50) and is directly filled in the magnet insertion holes (46). Consequently, the respective magnet insertion holes (46) are filled with the resin material more evenly and highly reliable products can be supplied at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsubayashi, Hirotoshi Mabu, Katsumi Amano, Atsushi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 8728375
    Abstract: A laminated rotor core (36) wherein permanent magnets (47) are inserted in respective magnet insertion holes (46) is disposed between and pressed by an upper die (37) and a lower die (29). The upper die (37) has resin reservoir pots (50) provided above the laminated rotor core (36) and at positions corresponding to the respective magnet insertion holes (46). Raw resin material put in the resin reservoir pots (50) is heated by the upper die (37). Subsequently, the resin material in a liquefied state is ejected from the resin reservoir pots (50) by plungers (52) that are inserted and moves vertically in the resin reservoir pots (50) and is directly filled in the magnet insertion holes (46). Consequently, the respective magnet insertion holes (46) are filled with the resin material more evenly and highly reliable products can be supplied at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui High-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsubayashi, Hirotoshi Mabu, Katsumi Amano, Atsushi Shiraishi
  • Publication number: 20120305180
    Abstract: A laminated rotor core (36) wherein permanent magnets (47) are inserted in respective magnet insertion holes (46) is disposed between and pressed by an upper die (37) and a lower die (29). The upper die (37) has resin reservoir pots (50) provided above the laminated rotor core (36) and at positions corresponding to the respective magnet insertion holes (46). Raw resin material put in the resin reservoir pots (50) is heated by the upper die (37). Subsequently, the resin material in a liquefied state is ejected from the resin reservoir pots (50) by plungers (52) that are inserted and moves vertically in the resin reservoir pots (50) and is directly filled in the magnet insertion holes (46). Consequently, the respective magnet insertion holes (46) are filled with the resin material more evenly and highly reliable products can be supplied at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi MATSUBAYASHI, Hirotoshi MABU, Katsumi Amano, Atsushi SHIRAISHI
  • Publication number: 20120285004
    Abstract: A rotor includes a rotor core fixedly attached to a rotational shaft and having a plurality of hole portions arranged in the circumferential direction, a magnet inserted into a plurality of hole portions each, and a filling portion injected into the hole portion. The filling portion is injected into the hole portion from a gate facing a central part in the width direction of the magnet in the opening of the hole portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicants: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro HARUNO, Taketo TAKEUCHI, Atsushi WATANABE, Kenichiro FUKUMARU, Katsumi AMANO, Kazutoshi UEDA, Takashi FUKUMOTO