Patents by Inventor Kenji Matsuura

Kenji Matsuura 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: 20200301161
    Abstract: An example of an image display system includes a goggles apparatus and is capable of setting an angle of view of a virtual camera disposed in a virtual space to a first angle of view or a second angle of view smaller than the first angle of view. If the angle of view of the virtual camera is set to the first angle of view, the image display system sets a parallax between an image for a left eye and an image for a right eye to a first parallax. If the angle of view of the virtual camera is set to the second angle of view, the image display system sets the parallax between the image for a left eye and the image for a right eye to a second parallax smaller than the first parallax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji IWATA, Ryuhei MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20200304770
    Abstract: An example of an image display system includes a goggles apparatus and is capable of setting an angle of view of a virtual camera to a first angle of view or a second angle of view smaller than the first angle of view. If the angle of view of the virtual camera is set to the second angle of view, the image display system generates an image for a left eye and an image for a right eye in each of which a part of the virtual space is enlarged, and displays the enlarged images for a left eye and for a right eye on a display of the goggles apparatus such that display areas of the enlarged images for a left eye and for a right eye are smaller than display areas if the angle of view of the virtual camera is set to the first angle of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji IWATA, Ryuhei MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20200272020
    Abstract: An optical modulator is provided with a ridge-shaped optical waveguide formed of a dielectric thin film having electro-optic effect, a buffer layer covering the optical waveguide, a signal electrode formed on the buffer layer so as to be opposed to the optical waveguide through the buffer layer; a ground electrode formed on the buffer layer together with the signal electrode, and a dielectric film having a higher dielectric constant than air and covering at least a part of exposed surfaces of the signal electrode and ground electrode and exposed surfaces of the buffer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro OHMORI, Masaharu DOI, Shintaro TAKEUCHI, Takehito TANAKA, Yoshinobu KUBOTA, Shinji IWATSUKA, Kenji ENDOU, Hiroki HARA, Toshinori MATSUURA, Takashi KIKUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200273434
    Abstract: A display device having a display screen and a goggle apparatus to which the display device is attachable are included. In a first display mode, a first image including a content image that is a non-stereoscopic image, and a first user interface image is displayed on a display screen, and in a second display mode, a second image including a content image composed of a left-eye image and a right-eye image having parallax with each other, and a second user interface image corresponding to the first user interface image is displayed on the display screen. Then, in the second display mode, the second user interface image is displayed at a position different from a position on the display screen where the first user interface image is displayed in the first display mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji IWATA, Ryuhei MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20200271963
    Abstract: An optical modulator is provided with a substrate, first and second optical waveguides each formed of a ridge-shaped electro-optic material film and disposed so as to be mutually adjacent on the substrate, a buffer layer covering upper surfaces of the first and second optical waveguides, first and second signal electrodes provided above the buffer layer so as to be opposed respectively to the first and second optical waveguides, and a dielectric layer covering at least one of a part of an exposed surface of the first signal electrode and a part of an exposed surface of the second signal electrode, and a part of an upper surface of the buffer layer. Differential signals are applied to the first and second signal electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji Iwatsuka, Kenji Endou, Hiroki Hara, Toshinori Matsuura, Takashi Kikukawa, Yasuhiro Ohmori, Masaharu Doi, Shintaro Takeuchi, Takehito Tanaka, Yoshinobu Kubota
  • Publication number: 20200176983
    Abstract: A control device of a power supply system includes a first processing unit and a second processing unit. The first processing unit is a processing unit configured to perform a first process of determining certain strings out of a plurality of strings connected in parallel to a power distribution device. The second processing unit is a processing unit configured to perform a second process of performing inputting of electric power to the plurality of strings connected in parallel to the power distribution device or outputting of electric power from the plurality of strings to the power distribution device using at least the certain strings determined by the first processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Takayuki BAN, Hironobu NISHI
  • Publication number: 20200176982
    Abstract: A control device of a power supply system includes a stopping process unit. The stopping process unit is configured to operate a switching element when connection between a power system and a main line is cut off by a system breaker and to perform a stopping process of sequentially switching battery modules which are connected to the main line such that the number of battery modules which are connected to the main line decreases gradually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta Izumi, Kenji Kimura, Toshihiro Katsuda, Kohei Matsuura, Junichi Matsumoto, Shuji Tomura, Shigeaki Goto, Naoki Yanagizawa, Kyosuke Tanemura, Kazuo Ootsuka, Takayuki Ban, Hironobu Nishi
  • Publication number: 20200177178
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of sweep modules that is connected to a main line. Each sweep module includes a switching element that switches between connection and disconnection between a battery module and the main line and is formed of a MOSFET. A failure detecting device of the power supply system includes a temperature detecting unit configured to detect temperatures of the plurality of sweep modules and a failure determining unit configured to determine whether a difference between a temperature of one sweep module selected from the plurality of sweep modules and a reference temperature which is determined based on the temperatures of other sweep modules is greater than a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Takayuki BAN, Hironobu NISHI
  • Publication number: 20200177018
    Abstract: A control device of a power supply system is configured to control inputting of electric power from a power system connected to a power distribution device to a plurality of strings connected to the power distribution device and outputting of electric power from the plurality of strings to the power system and to execute a process of stopping control for switching the at least one switching element between connection and disconnection on a string in which inputting of electric power and outputting of electric power are stopped out of the plurality of strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Takayuki BAN, Hironobu NISHI
  • Publication number: 20200177019
    Abstract: A power supply system disclosed here is connected to an electric power system through a distribution device. The power supply system includes a plurality of strings connected to the distribution device and a failure detector. The failure detector of the power supply system is configured to perform a first process of connecting at least one battery module to a main line to set a voltage detected by a string voltage detector at a voltage higher than a predetermined voltage in a state where a switch disconnects the distribution device and the main line, a second process of sending a disconnecting signal for disconnecting all the sweep modules from the main line, and a third process of determining whether the voltage detected by the string voltage detector is lower than the predetermined determination voltage or not after the second process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Takayuki BAN, Hironobu NISHI
  • Publication number: 20200166576
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of sweep modules, a defect detecting unit, and a control unit. Each sweep module includes a battery module and a power circuit module. The defect detecting unit detects a defect for each sweep module. The number of sweep modules is greater S (S?2) than a minimum number of sweep modules required for operation. When the number of defective sweep modules in which a defect has been detected is equal to or less than F (2?F?S), the control unit is configured to disconnect the defective sweep modules from a main line and to continuously execute sweep control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Takayuki BAN, Hironobu NISHI
  • Publication number: 20200165384
    Abstract: To provide a fluorinated ether compound, a fluorinated ether composition and a coating liquid capable of forming a surface layer excellent in initial water/oil repellency, fingerprint stain removability, abrasion resistance, light resistance and chemical resistance, an article having a surface layer, and a method for producing it. A fluorinated ether compound represented by A-O—(Rf1O)m—Rf2—[C(O)N(R1)]p-Q1-C(R2)[-Q2-SiR3nL3-n]2, wherein A is a C1-20 perfluoroalkyl group, Rf1 is a linear fluoroalkylene group, m is an integer of from 2 to 500, Rf2 is a linear fluoroalkylene group, R1 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, p is 0 or 1, Q1 is a single bond or an alkylene group, R2 is a hydrogen atom, a monovalent hydrocarbon group or the like, Q2 is an alkylene group, R3 is a hydrogen atom or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, L is a hydrolyzable group, and n is an integer of from 0 to 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Taiki Hoshino, Keigo Matsuura, Makoto Uno, Masahiro Ito, Kenji Ishizeki, Lilin Zhou, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200169115
    Abstract: The present teaching provides a power supply system capable of appropriately performing replacement or repairing of a component of a module where a problem occurs without stopping the entire operation, in a case where the problem occurs in of the module in a plurality of modules. The power supply system includes a plurality of sweep modules, a problem detector, an indicator, and a controller. Each sweep module includes a battery module and an electric power circuit module. The problem detector detects a problem for each sweep module. The indicator indicates a sweep module in which a problem is detected. In a case where a problem is detected in the sweep module (S4: YES), the controller causes the indicator to indicate a failure sweep module in which the problem is detected (S5). The controller disconnects the failure sweep module from a main line, and continues sweep control (SG through S8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Takayuki BAN, Hironobu NISHI
  • Publication number: 20200169080
    Abstract: The present teaching provides a power supply system capable of fully utilizing a plurality of batteries having different performances. A power supply system disclosed here includes a main line, a plurality of sweep modules, and a controller. Each of the sweep modules includes a battery module and an electric power circuit module. The electric power circuit module includes a switching device for connecting a connection state between the battery modules and the main line between connection and disconnection. The controller performs sweep control of sequentially switching the battery module connected to the main line among the plurality of battery modules. During an input of electric power from outside, the controller disconnects the battery module whose SOC level satisfies a high SOC condition from the main line (S7), and continues sweep control (S8, S9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Takayuki BAN, Hironobu NISHI
  • Publication number: 20200169082
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a main line, a plurality of sweep modules, and a control unit. Each sweep module includes a battery module and a power circuit module. The power circuit module switches between connection and disconnection between the battery module and the main line. The control unit executes sweep control for sequentially switching the battery modules which are to be connected to the main line. The control unit maintains connection of a refreshing module which is to be subjected to refreshing charging/discharging to the main line while sweep control is being executed in a state in which the refreshing module is excluded in at least one of outputting of electric power to the outside and inputting of electric power from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Takayuki BAN, Hironobu NISHI
  • Publication number: 20200169081
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a plurality of sweep modules. Each sweep module includes a battery module, an input and output circuit, a switching element, a capacitor, and a line. The input and output circuit connects the battery module to a main line. The switching element switches between connection and disconnection between the battery module and the main line. The capacitor is attached in parallel to the battery module. The line connects the input and output circuit to the battery module. The line is maintained in a state in which a loop portion is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Juni YASOSHIMA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Takayuki BAN, Hironobu NISHI
  • Patent number: 10658103
    Abstract: A coil component has a magnetic body of rectangular solid shape, a coil with N turns (N is a positive number of 2 or greater) provided inside the magnetic body, an insulating intermediate part, and external electrodes. The coil has a first conductor layer, a second conductor layer, and an inter-layer connection part. The first conductor layer has a first multiple winding part which is wound around one axis with a first spacing. The second conductor layer has a second multiple winding part which is wound around the one axis with the first spacing and faces the first conductor layer. The insulating intermediate part is provided inside the magnetic body and forms, between the first conductor layer and second conductor layer, a second spacing corresponding to a thickness equal to or less than the product of the first spacing and (N?1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaro Seino, Shinsuke Takeoka, Hitoshi Matsuura, Kenji Otake
  • Publication number: 20200142044
    Abstract: An object detector includes: an acquiring unit that acquires an oscillation signal corresponding to an oscillation of a microphone, the microphone transmitting a transmission wave, which is an ultrasonic wave, on a basis of a driving signal, and being caused to oscillate by a reflected wave generated as a result of the transmission wave being reflected from an object; a fall identifying unit that identifies a fall time point of a first drop from a value more than a threshold to the threshold or less after termination of the driving signal; a rise estimating unit that estimates a rise-in-reverberation time point of the reflected wave, the rise-in-reverberation time point being before the fall time point and after a time point of start of the driving signal; and a distance determining unit that determines a distance to the object on a basis of the rise-in-reverberation time point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu MATSUURA, Taketo HARADA, Kenji FUKABORI
  • Publication number: 20200112183
    Abstract: Provided is a full-charge-capacity estimating device that has one or more of a plurality of battery modules, as battery-modules-to-be-measured, charged or discharged by means of a first switch element and a second switch element according to whether a power supply device is in a powering state or a regenerating state, measures an integrated current value and a change in the state-of-charge of the battery-module-to-be-measured, and then estimates the full charge capacity of the battery-module-to-be-measured from the integrated current value and the change in the state-of-charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuji TOMURA, Shigeaki GOTO, Naoki YANAGIZAWA, Kyosuke TANEMURA, Kazuo OOTSUKA, Junta IZUMI, Kenji KIMURA, Toshihiro KATSUDA, Kohei MATSUURA, Takayuki BAN
  • Publication number: 20200047697
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes: a camera that can capture an image of a vehicle occupant; and a state change unit that can change an image capturing state for the vehicle occupant by the camera to each of an image capturing permitted state where an image of the vehicle occupant is permitted to be captured and an image capturing limited state where capturing the image of the vehicle occupant is limited. The state change unit changes the image capturing state for each vehicle occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji OKUMA, Hiromi SATO, Yoshikazu MATSUO, Seungho CHOI, Yuki MATSUURA