Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Okada

Kazuhiro Okada 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: 20210082625
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a capacitor main body including dielectric layers, first inner electrodes, and second inner electrodes that are laminated together, first outer electrodes, second outer electrodes, first via conductors that electrically connect the respective first outer electrodes to the first inner electrodes, and second via conductors that electrically connect the respective second outer electrodes to the second inner electrodes. Through holes are provided in the second inner electrodes, and the first via conductors pass through the through holes. Through holes are provided in the first inner electrodes, and the second via conductors pass through the through holes. The first outer electrodes and the second outer electrodes are not provided on the first principal surface of the capacitor main body and provided only on its second principal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Yukihiro FUJITA, Kazuhiro TABATA, Shunsuke ABE, Takayuki OKADA
  • Publication number: 20210057312
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device includes a semiconductor light source, a resin package surrounding the semiconductor light source, and a lead fixed to the resin package. The lead is provided with a die bonding pad for bonding the semiconductor light source, and with an exposed surface opposite to the die bonding pad The exposed surface is surrounded by the resin package in the in-plane direction of the exposed surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiko KOBAYAKAWA, Kazuhiro MIREBA, Shintaro YASUDA, Junichi ITAI, Taisuke OKADA
  • Patent number: 10917025
    Abstract: A power generating element according to the present invention includes a pedestal formed in a frame shape in plan view, a vibrating body provided inside the pedestal, at least three first bridge supporting portions, each of the first bridge supporting portions extending along a first extending axis and configured to arrange the vibrating body to be supported on a pedestal, and a charge generating element. The first extending axes of a pair of the first bridge supporting portions adjacent to each other form a predetermined angle in a circumferential direction with the vibrating body defined as a center in plan view. At least one first electrode layer of the charge generating element is arranged on each of the first bridge supporting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: WACOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okada, Miho Okada
  • Publication number: 20210027060
    Abstract: A server includes a controller. The controller receives an image that is captured by a camera and a location of the camera at a time of capturing the image, detect a human image in the image, make a determination as to whether or not the human image detected in the image corresponds to an image of an object, predict an area of activities of the object based on the location of the camera and the time of capturing the image in response to determination that the human image corresponds to the image of the object, and command a vehicle to move to the area of activities and discover the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Isao Kanehara, Kazuhiro Umeda, Hideo Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi Okada, Shinjiro Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20210026120
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a first reflection optical system and a second reflection optical system having mutually different optical axes, each of the first and second reflection optical systems includes a plurality of reflecting surfaces, a first imaging portion configured to receive an imaging light reflected by the first reflection optical system, a second imaging portion configured to receive an imaging light reflected by the second reflection optical system, a first member, a second member, and a frame. A part of the plurality of reflecting surfaces of the first reflection optical system are reflecting surfaces provided on the frame. Among the plurality of reflecting surfaces of the first reflection optical system, a final-stage reflecting surface configured to reflect the imaging light toward the first imaging portion is a first reflecting surface formed on a surface of the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Naoto Fuse, Chiaki Inoue, Ichiro Kanazashi, Atsushi Takata, Kazuhiro Kochi, Kouga Okada
  • Patent number: 10890496
    Abstract: There is provided a detection ring (600), the structure of which is shown in the perspective view of FIG. 13(a). The detection ring (600) is arranged so that the Z-axis is a central axis on the XY plane as shown in the side view (b), and a planar shape thereof is formed in a circular ring as shown in the bottom view (c). The detection ring (600) is structured so that four sets of detection portions (D1 to D4), each constituted with a blade spring which undergoes elastic deformation, are coupled with four sets of circular arc-shaped coupling portions (L1 to L4). A supporting substrate is arranged below the detection ring (600) and fixing points (P1, P2) arranged on the Y-axis are fixed to the supporting substrate. When force or moment to be detected is exerted on exertion points (Q1, Q2), the four sets of detection portions (D1 to D4) undergo elastic deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: WACOH-TECH INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okada, Miho Okada
  • Publication number: 20200410851
    Abstract: A device and related method are associated with a focus vehicle. The device comprises a sensor that senses area information about an information area usable to assist the focus vehicle and an oncoming vehicle to pass each other, a transmitter that broadcasts the area information via a vehicle-to-vehicle network protocol, and a controller. The controller produces an assisting result from the area information and vehicle information related to the focus vehicle and the oncoming vehicle. The vehicle information includes first distance information of the focus vehicle from the information area, and second distance information of the oncoming vehicle from the information area. The device includes a display that displays virtual traffic information representing at least stopping and proceeding of the focus vehicle onto a windshield of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Saito, Hayato Uenohara, Hiroki Yoshinaga, Kazuhiro Konno, Masakuni Okada, Takeyuki Shimura
  • Patent number: 10861778
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device includes semiconductor light source, a resin package surrounding the semiconductor light source, and a lead fixed to the resin package. The lead is provided with a die bonding pad for bonding the semiconductor light source, and with an exposed surface opposite to the die bonding pad The exposed surface is surrounded by the resin package in the in-plane direction of the exposed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kobayakawa, Kazuhiro Mireba, Shintaro Yasuda, Junichi Itai, Taisuke Okada
  • Patent number: 10834552
    Abstract: A device and related method are associated with a focus vehicle. The device comprises a sensor that senses area information about an information area usable to assist the focus vehicle and an oncoming vehicle to pass each other, and a transmitter that broadcasts the area information via a vehicle-to-vehicle network (V2VN) protocol. The device comprises a controller that is configured to collect, store, and share, via the V2VN, area information comprising passing information when on a narrow road, obstacle information when on a wide road, and passing obstacle information when on the narrow road. The device produces an assisting result from the area information and vehicle information related to the focus vehicle and the oncoming vehicle, and a display that displays virtual traffic information representing at least stopping and proceeding of the focus vehicle onto a windshield of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Saito, Hayato Uenohara, Hiroki Yoshinaga, Kazuhiro Konno, Masakuni Okada, Takeyuki Shimura
  • Patent number: 10832568
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for transferring image data taken by an on-vehicle camera. The image data and nearby-vehicle information on a vehicle are received, where the image data and the nearby-vehicle information are successively transferred from each of a plurality of vehicles capable of making a communication with each other. Furthermore, information on a line of vehicles is generated based on the nearby-vehicle information. The image data is then associated with the information on the line of vehicles. Display data may then be generated using the image data. Furthermore, the display data may be presented on a display device in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Kazuhiro Konno, Masakuni Okada, Akira Saitoh, Hiroki Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 10824863
    Abstract: A system includes an autonomous vehicle that has a camera for capturing an image and a GPS receiver for acquiring positional information and moves according to a specific operation command, and a controller. The controller creates an operation command sent to the autonomous vehicle, detects a human image in the image captured by the camera, and make a determination as to whether or not the human image detected in the image is an image of a searched object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isao Kanehara, Kazuhiro Umeda, Hideo Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi Okada, Shinjiro Nagasaki
  • Publication number: 20200324532
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to provide an interior member for an aircraft, a manufacturing method of the member and a replacement method of the member in which replacement cost can be reduced. An interior member for an aircraft according to the present disclosure includes a substrate, a decorative layer that covers the surface of the substrate, and an adhesive layer that adheres to the decorative layer to the substrate, and the decorative layer is peelably pasted to the surface of the substrate via the adhesive layer in a range that meets a required adhesive strength and that does not affect the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto HIRAI, Hiroshi TANEDA, Toshio KOZASA, Masayuki KANEMASU, Yukari SAKURAGI, Kensuke SAKAKI, Kazuhiro OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200317852
    Abstract: Provided is a polyol composition for obtaining a polyurethane foam by reacting the composition with a polyisocyanate compound. The polyol composition contains a polyol, a transition metal compound, and a tertiary amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori KAJITA, Yozo TOEI, Kazuhiro OKADA
  • Patent number: 10775250
    Abstract: A torque sensor of the present invention includes: a ring-shaped deformation body; first to fourth displacement electrodes deformable due to elastic deformation of the ring-shaped deformation body; first to fourth fixed electrodes arranged at positions opposite to those of the first to fourth displacement electrodes; and a detection circuit that outputs an electrical signal representing torque based on a variation amount of capacitance values of first to fourth capacitive elements formed by the first to fourth displacement electrodes and the first to fourth fixed electrodes, wherein the detection circuit outputs, as the electrical signals representing the acting torque, a first electrical signal corresponding to a difference between “a sum of a capacitance value of the first capacitive element and a capacitance value of the second capacitive element” and “a sum of a capacitance value of the third capacitive element and a capacitance value of the fourth capacitive element” and a second electrical signal corres
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TRI-FORCE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okada, Miho Okada, Nobuhisa Nishioki
  • Patent number: 10756651
    Abstract: Provided is a power generating element and a power generating device capable of using vibration energy not used for power generation in the past. The power generating element includes a displacement member, a fixed member, and an elastic deformation body. An electret material layer is formed on a surface of one of the displacement member and the fixed member. A counter electrode layer opposed to the electret material layer is formed on the other surface. When vibration energy is given to the power generating element, the displacement member is displaced with respect to the fixed member such that an inter-layer distance between the electret material layer and the counter electrode layer fluctuates according to deformation of the elastic deformation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TRI-FORCE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okada, Miho Okada
  • Patent number: 10752755
    Abstract: This invention is a composition capable of forming a heat-dissipating member that has high heat resistance and high thermal conductivity. This composition for a heat-dissipating member comprises a thermally conductive first inorganic filler bonded to one end of a first coupling agent, and a thermally conductive second inorganic filler bonded to one end of a second coupling agent, the composition being characterized in that: the other end of the first coupling agent and the other end of the second coupling agent are each bonded to a bifunctional or higher silsesquioxane by a curing treatment, as illustrated in FIG. 2; or at least one of the first coupling agent and the second coupling agent includes, in the structure thereof, a silsesquioxane, and the other end of the first coupling agent and the other end of the second coupling agent are bonded together as illustrated in FIG. 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, OSAKA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujiwara, Takayuki Hattori, Jyunichi Inagaki, Takafumi Kuninobu, Kazuhiro Takizawa, Yasuyuki Agari, Hiroshi Hirano, Joji Kadota, Akinori Okada
  • Publication number: 20200256750
    Abstract: A force sensor according to the present invention includes a closed loop shaped deformable body and a detection circuit that outputs an electric signal indicating an applied force or a moment on the basis of elastic deformation generated in the deformable body. The deformable body includes at least two fixed portions, at least two force receiving portions adjacent to the fixed portion in a closed loop shaped path of the deformable body, and a deformable portion positioned between the fixed portion and the force receiving portion adjacent to each other in the closed loop shaped path. The deformable portion includes: a main curved portion having a curved main curved surface; a fixed portion-side curved portion connecting the main curved portion to the corresponding fixed portion and having a fixed portion-side curved surface; and a force receiving portion-side curved portion connecting the main curved portion to the corresponding force receiving portion and having a force receiving portion-side curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: TRI-FORCE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OKADA, Satoshi ERA
  • Patent number: 10732056
    Abstract: A force sensor of the present invention includes: a supporting body arranged on an X-Y plane; a deformation body arranged opposite to the supporting body and having a deformation part elastically deformed by an action of a force to be detected; a fixed electrode arranged on the supporting body; a displacement electrode provided to the deformation part of the deformation body in such a manner as to face the fixed electrode with which it forms a capacitive element; and a detection circuit that outputs an electrical signal representing the acting force based on a variation amount of a capacitance value of the capacitive element, wherein the capacitive element includes a first capacitive element and a second capacitive element, and the detection circuit determines whether the force sensor is normally functioning based on a first electrical signal corresponding to a capacitance value of the first capacitive element, a second electrical signal corresponding to a capacitance value of the second capacitive element, a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TRI-FORCE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okada, Miho Okada, Nobuhisa Nishioki
  • Patent number: 10734922
    Abstract: A power generating element 1 according to an embodiment includes a displacement member 10, a displacement member 20, and a fixed member 30. The displacement member 10 and the displacement member 20 are connected via an elastic deformation body 41. The displacement member 10 is connected to an attachment section 51 via an elastic deformation body 42. The displacement member 10 and/or the displacement member 20 includes a first power generation surface. The fixed member 30 includes a second power generation surface opposed to the first power generation surface. An electret material layer is provided on one surface of the first power generation surface and the second power generation surface. A counter electrode layer is provided on the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TRI-FORCE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okada, Miho Okada
  • Publication number: 20200240854
    Abstract: A force sensor according to the present invention includes: an annular deformable body arranged to surround an origin O when viewed in the Z-axis direction and configured to generate elastic deformation by application of one of a force and a moment; and a detection circuit that outputs an electric signal indicating one of the applied force and the moment on the basis of the elastic deformation generated in the deformable body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TRI-FORCE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OKADA, Satoshi ERA