Patents by Inventor Kazuhiko Sakaguchi

Kazuhiko Sakaguchi 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: 20200139979
    Abstract: A map information system includes a map database including map information; and a driving assist level determination device. The map information is associated with an evaluation value indicating a certainty of the map information for each location in an absolute coordinate system. Information indicating that the intervention operation is performed is included in driving environment information indicating a driving environment of a vehicle. The driving assist level determination device is configured to acquire, based on the driving environment information, intervention operation information indicating an intervention operation location where the intervention operation is performed, acquire, based on the map information, the evaluation value for each point or section in a target range, and determine, based on the evaluation value and the intervention operation location, an allowable level for each point or section within the target range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taichi KAWANAI, Yasuhiro TAKAGI, Masahiro HARADA, Nobuhide KAMATA, Eiji SAKAGUCHI, Keisuke HOKAI, Hideyuki MATSUI, Kazuhiko KAMIKADO, Yusuke HAYASHI, Hideo FUKAMACHI
  • Publication number: 20200133277
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a vehicle control apparatus configured to set a target trajectory of a vehicle in autonomous driving, a manual driving database configured to contain manual driving trajectory information that indicates a manual driving trajectory that is a trajectory of the vehicle in manual driving, a weight acquisition device configured to acquire weight information that indicates weights of the target trajectory and manual driving trajectory, the weights being designated by a user of the vehicle, and a trajectory adjusting device configured to determine an integrated target trajectory by integrating the target trajectory and the manual driving trajectory based on the weights indicated by the weight information. The vehicle control apparatus is configured to control the autonomous driving of the vehicle such that the vehicle follows the integrated target trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keisuke HOKAI, Kazuhiko KAMIKADO, Taichi KAWANAI, Masahiro HARADA, Nobuhide KAMATA, Yasuhiro TAKAGI, Hideo FUKAMACHI, Eiji SAKAGUCHI, Hideyuki MATSUI, Yusuke HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200074224
    Abstract: An annotation device, comprising: a display that performs sequential playback display of a plurality of images that may contain physical objects that are the subject of annotation, and a processor that acquires specific portions that have been designated within the images displayed on the display as annotation information, sets operation time or data amount for designating the specific portions, and at a point in time where designation of the specific portions has been completed for the operation time, a time based on data amount, or data amount, that have been set, requests learning to an inference engine that creates an inference model by learning, using annotation information that has been acquired up to the time of completion as training data representing a relationship between the physical object and the specific portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATOIN
    Inventors: Toshikazu HAYASHI, Zhen LI, Hisayuki HARADA, Seiichiro SAKAGUCHI, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 9826635
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carrier-attached copper foil, wherein an ultrathin copper foil is not peeled from the carrier prior to the lamination to an insulating substrate, but can be peeled from the carrier after the lamination to the insulating substrate. A carrier-attached copper foil comprising a copper foil carrier, an intermediate layer laminated on the copper foil carrier, and an ultrathin copper layer laminated on the intermediate layer, wherein the intermediate foil is configured with a Ni layer in contact with an interface of the copper foil carrier and a Cr layer in contact with an interface of the ultrathin copper layer, said Ni layer containing 1,000-40,000 ?g/dm2 of Ni and said Cr layer containing 10-100 ?g/dm2 of Cr is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Axis Patent International
    Inventors: Tomota Nagaura, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150086806
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carrier-attached copper foil, wherein an ultrathin copper foil is not peeled from the carrier prior to the lamination to an insulating substrate, but can be peeled from the carrier after the lamination to the insulating substrate. A carrier-attached copper foil comprising a copper foil carrier, an intermediate layer laminated on the copper foil carrier, and an ultrathin copper layer laminated on the intermediate layer, wherein the intermediate foil is configured with a Ni layer in contact with an interface of the copper foil carrier and a Cr layer in contact with an interface of the ultrathin copper layer, said Ni layer containing 1,000-40,000 ?g/dm2 of Ni and said Cr layer containing 10-100 ?g/dm2 of Cr is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Tomota Nagaura, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 8980414
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carrier-attached copper foil, wherein an ultrathin copper foil is not peeled from the carrier prior to the lamination to an insulating substrate, but can be peeled from the carrier after the lamination to the insulating substrate. A carrier-attached copper foil comprising a copper foil carrier, an intermediate layer laminated on the copper foil carrier, and an ultrathin copper layer laminated on the intermediate layer, wherein the intermediate foil is configured with a Ni layer in contact with an interface of the copper foil carrier and a Cr layer in contact with an interface of the ultrathin copper layer, said Ni layer containing 1,000-40,000 ?g/dm2 of Ni and said Cr layer containing 10-100 ?g/dm2 of Cr is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Tomota Nagaura, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140023881
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal polymer film based copper-clad laminate characterized in that a surface of one side or each of both sides of a liquid crystal polymer film has a nitrogen atom content of 10 at % or more, and a metal conductor layer formed by dry plating and/or wet painting is provided on the surface of the liquid crystal polymer film having the nitrogen atom content of 10 at % or more. The liquid crystal polymer film based copper-clad laminate is characterized by having arithmetic average roughness Ra of 0.15 ?m or less and a root-mean-square roughness Rq of 0.20 ?m or less as surface roughness of the liquid crystal polymer film. Also provided is a method for producing a liquid crystal polymer film based copper-clad laminate characterized by performing plasma processing on the surface of the liquid crystal polymer film under a nitrogen atmosphere at a gas pressure of 2.6 to 15 Pa, followed by forming the metal conductor layer by dry plating and/or wet plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Hajime Inazumi, Hisakazu Yachi
  • Publication number: 20140011047
    Abstract: A two-layered copper-clad laminate material, in which one surface or both surfaces of a polyimide film having a thickness of 12.5 to 50 ?m is subjected to a modification treatment by means of a glow discharge plasma treatment in an oxygen gas atmosphere, and a copper layer having a thickness of 1 to 5 ?m is formed by means of sputtering or electroplating on one surface or both surfaces of the polyimide film after the modification treatment; characterized in that the integrated intensity ratio of a C1S peak at 287 to 290 eV to a C1S peak at 283 to 287 eV, obtained by analyzing the photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectra of the surface of the polyimide film after the plasma treatment, is within the range of 0.03 to 0.11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Inazumi, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Shinichi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20130256006
    Abstract: A method for forming a circuit on a flexible laminate substrate, wherein when a circuit is formed using an adhesive-free flexible laminate having a polyimide film that serves as a flexible laminate substrate at least one surface of which is plasma-treated, a tie-coat layer A formed on the polyimide film, a metal conductor layer B formed on the tie-coat layer, and a nickel-copper alloy layer as an alloy layer C on the metal conductor layer, a photoresist is applied on the alloy layer C formed on the metal conductor layer, the photoresist is exposed and developed, the sputter layer C, the metal conductor layer B, and the alloy layer C are removed by etching using the same etching solution so as to retain a circuit portion, and the photoresist of the circuit portion is further removed so as to form the circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Hajime Inazumi
  • Publication number: 20130252019
    Abstract: Provided is a copper-clad laminate comprising a metal conductor layer formed by dry plating and/or wet plating on a surface obtained by subjecting a surface of a liquid crystal polymer film to plasma treatment in an oxygen atmosphere or a nitrogen atmosphere at a gas pressure of 2.6 to 15 Pa. Further provided is a copper-clad laminate comprising a liquid crystal polymer film having a surface roughness after the plasma treatment of 0.15 ?m or less in terms of arithmetic mean roughness Ra and 0.20 ?m or less in terms of root-mean-square roughness Rq. Further provided is a method for manufacturing a copper-clad laminate, wherein a metal conductor layer is formed by dry plating and/or wet plating after subjecting a surface of a liquid crystal polymer film to plasma treatment in an oxygen atmosphere or a nitrogen atmosphere at a gas pressure of 2.6 to 15 Pa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Hajime Inazumi, Hisakazu Yachi
  • Publication number: 20130216855
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carrier-attached copper foil, wherein an ultrathin copper foil is not peeled from the carrier prior to the lamination to an insulating substrate, but can be peeled from the carrier after the lamination to the insulating substrate. A carrier-attached copper foil comprising a copper foil carrier, an intermediate layer laminated on the copper foil carrier, and an ultrathin copper layer laminated on the intermediate layer, wherein the intermediate foil is configured with a Ni layer in contact with an interface of the copper foil carrier and a Cr layer in contact with an interface of the ultrathin copper layer, said Ni layer containing 1,000-40,000 ?g/dm2 of Ni and said Cr layer containing 10-100 ?g/dm2 of Cr is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Tomota Nagaura, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20130001186
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of forming a circuit on a flexible laminate substrate. When forming a circuit using an adhesiveless flexible laminate which includes a polyimide film as the flexible laminate substrate in which at least one surface thereof is subject to plasma treatment, a tie-coat layer A formed on the polyimide film, a metal conductor layer B formed on the tie-coat layer, and a layer C which has the same components as the tie-coat layer that was formed on the metal conductor layer, the following method is used. The photoresist is coated on the layer C which has the same components as the tie-coat layer that was formed on the metal conductor layer, the photoresist is exposed and developed, the layer C other than the circuit forming parts thereof is selectively removed in advance via pre-etching, the conductor layer B is thereafter removed by supplemental etching with leaving the circuit portion, and the photoresist of the circuit portion is further removed so as to form the circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: JX NIPPON MINING & METALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Hajime Inazumi
  • Patent number: 8051733
    Abstract: A transmission for a vehicle in which changing a shift position is achieved by sliding a shifter. In sliding the shifter to change the established condition of gear trains respectively corresponding to a plurality of shift positions, the transmission of power from an engine to a main shaft is cut off. A feed mechanism for sliding the shifter is configured to reduce the sliding speed of the shifter in a neutral condition, or to cause the sliding operation of the shifter to have a single stopping action in the neutral condition during the sliding operation of the shifter in changing the established condition of the gear trains. The resulting configuration reduces the engagement noise when changing the shift position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinya Mizuno, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Eiji Kittaka, Seiji Hamaoka
  • Patent number: 7752936
    Abstract: An automatic transmission assembly having a transmission unit including a plurality of gear pairs, a shift drum, a pair of clutches; and a controller. The controller performs a preliminary upshifting action in advance for angularly moving the shift drum depending on a next gear position in an upshifting direction while rotary drive power is being maintained at a given gear position, and when an upshifting command is output, the controller engages one of the clutches simultaneously with the command. When a downshifting command is output, the controller performs a preliminary downshifting action in advance based on the downshifting command. The partially neutral positions are provided between predetermined angular positions on the shift drum for temporarily reducing the angular speed of the shift drum when the shift drum is being angularly rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Kobayashi, Seiji Hamaoka, Kinya Mizuno, Eiji Kittaka, Yusuke Funayose, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20080184844
    Abstract: A transmission for a vehicle in which changing a shift position is achieved by sliding a shifter. In sliding the shifter to change the established condition of gear trains respectively corresponding to a plurality of shift positions, the transmission of power from an engine to a main shaft is cut off. A feed mechanism for sliding the shifter is configured to reduce the sliding speed of the shifter or to once stop the sliding operation of the shifter in a neutral condition during the sliding operation of the shifter in changing the established condition of the gear trains. The resulting configuration reduces the engagement noise when changing the shift position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Kinya Mizuno, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Eiji Kittaka, Seiji Hamaoka
  • Patent number: 7111615
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention enhance the starting performance of an engine from an automatic stoppage state, in a vehicle with an automatic engine stopping and starting system mounted thereon. In an embodiment, an engine start judging unit detects the presence or absence of a vehicle starting operation on the basis of the status of a throttle switch in an automatic stoppage state of an engine, and, when the seating of the driver is confirmed based on the status of a seat switch, the engine is started. A basic injection amount calculating unit calculates a basic fuel injection amount Ti on the basis of engine parameters such as the engine cooling water temperature TW and the engine speed Ne. An injection amount increasing unit performs a control to increase the fuel injection amount at the time of starting the engine from the automatic stoppage state of the engine, based on the throttle opening detected by a throttle sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Shunji Akamatsu, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20050066943
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention enhance the starting performance of an engine from an automatic stoppage state, in a vehicle with an automatic engine stopping and starting system mounted thereon. In an embodiment, an engine start judging unit detects the presence or absence of a vehicle starting operation on the basis of the status of a throttle switch in an automatic stoppage state of an engine, and, when the seating of the driver is confirmed based on the status of a seat switch, the engine is started. A basic injection amount calculating unit calculates a basic fuel injection amount Ti on the basis of engine parameters such as the engine cooling water temperature TW and the engine speed Ne. An injection amount increasing unit performs a control to increase the fuel injection amount at the time of starting the engine from the automatic stoppage state of the engine, based on the throttle opening detected by a throttle sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Shunji Akamatsu, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 6319621
    Abstract: To establish a technique of further improving the oxidation resistance of the glossy surface of a copper foil that has a composite layer containing chromium, zinc, and phosphorus on its glossy surface is achieved by a copper foil having excellent oxidation resistance characterized by a composite layer containing chromium, zinc, phosphorus, and nickel formed on the glossy surface of the foil and also to a method of manufacturing the same by electrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Nikko Materials Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideta Arai, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 5507975
    Abstract: A ferroelectric liquid crystal device having a pair of substrates each provided with voltage applying means, an orientation control layer formed on at least one of the substrates, and a layer of ferroelectric liquid crystal composition disposed between the pair of substrates, the ferroelectric liquid crystal composition comprising at least one compound (a) having an optically active group of the formula (I): ##STR1## at least one compound (b) which is reverse to the compound (a) in the direction of a helical pitch induced in a nematic phase and at least one liquid crystal compound (c) exhibiting a smectic C phase, the liquid crystal composition exhibiting at least a smectic C phase, smectic A phase and nematic phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Koden, Tomoaki Kuratate, Fumiaki Funada, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Yutaka Shiomi, Tohru Kitamura
  • Patent number: 5456817
    Abstract: There is disclosed a treating process whereby the thermal oxidation resistance on the shiny side of a copper foil is enhanced so that the shiny side will not discolor on heating to higher temperatures than usual, without impairing the foil's solder wettability, adhesion to resist, and other properties. A Zn-Ni alloy layer which comprises 50-97 wt % Zn and 3-50 wt % Ni or a Zn-Co alloy layer which comprises 50-97 wt % Zn and 3-50 wt % Co is formed on the shiny side of a copper foil at a deposition quantity of 100-500 .mu.g/dm.sup.2 and then the alloy surface is treated for Cr-base corrosion-preventive coating. The Cr-base corrosion-preventive treatment comprises (1) a treatment for forming a coating film of chromium oxide alone, (2) a treatment for forming a mixed coating film of chromium oxide and zinc and/or zinc oxide or (1)+(2). The roughened side of the copper foil may be treated to form thereon a layer of single metal or alloy of two or more metals chosen from among Cu, Cr, Ni, Fe, Co, and Zn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: Nikko Gould Foil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Hino, Keisuke Yamanishi, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi