Patents by Inventor Kentaro Takahashi

Kentaro Takahashi 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: 11117618
    Abstract: A vehicle lane change assist apparatus of the invention executes a lane change assist control for moving an own vehicle to a target next lane when an execution of the lane change assist control is requested by a driver of the own vehicle, and a lane change execution condition is satisfied. The lane change execution condition is a condition that the own vehicle does not contact the one or more recognized cubic objects while the own vehicle is caused to move to the target next lane by the lane change assist control. The vehicle lane change assist apparatus determines that the lane change execution condition is not satisfied when one or more non-existent cubic objects are recognized as the one or more recognized cubic objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210271182
    Abstract: A high-voltage electrical circuit board is located in a first region that is a region at one side of photosensitive drums in a first direction and outside of the photosensitive drums in the first direction. A first motor drives a conveyance mechanism. A second motor is located in a second region and drives each photosensitive drum. A third motor is located in the second region and drives each developing roller to rotate and to drive a separation mechanism configured to individually move the developing rollers between a contact position and a separation position. A control board is located in the second region. The control board includes a controller configured to control a first applying circuit, the first motor, the second motor, and the third motor. The first motor, the second motor, the third motor, and the control board are located at different positions from one another in the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu TAKAHASHI, Masaaki WAKIZAKA, Kentaro AOYAMA, Shunsuke HACHIYA, Toshinori ARAKI, Keita INOUE, Shinta SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20210235025
    Abstract: A control unit of an autonomous vehicle, which is a moving object of the present disclosure, acquires a video of the outside of the autonomous vehicle to be displayed on a window display on an inner wall surface of the autonomous vehicle, and superimposes, on the acquired video, an image corresponding to a location of the autonomous vehicle to display on the window display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Hirotaka SUNADA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Naomi KONDO, Takashi SHIOMI, Kazuya MIKASHIMA, Jun USAMI, Yasuhiko FUKUZUMI, Sayaka ISHIKAWA, Katsuhito YAMAUCHI, Tasuku KUNO
  • Publication number: 20210225173
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire time slot data indicating a reserved time slot at a place that provides a service, and positional data indicating a position of a user who has reserved the time slot indicated by the time slot data, and determine whether to take the user to the place using a vehicle according to a remaining time until the time slot indicated by the time slot data, and the position indicated by the positional data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage KUBO, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Minoru KUBOTA, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Hideo HASEGAWA, Takashi HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210215497
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller. The controller is configured to: extract, from a plurality of users, users with a common point of interest as users to be boarded together to a vehicle, based on first information which indicates a point of interest for each of the plurality of users; and calculate a driving route for the vehicle to travel sequentially through candidate boarding sites for the extracted users to arrive at the common point of interest for the extracted users as indicated by the first information, the candidate boarding sites being indicated by second information which indicates a candidate for a boarding site for each of the plurality of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi HORIGUCHI, Hideo HASEGAWA, Chikage KUBO, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Minoru KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20210166273
    Abstract: An autonomous driving vehicle that is a mobile unit according to this disclosure is a mobile unit configured to transport a user to a facility that provides services or commercial products and, at the same time, configured to perform an advertising activity for the services or the commercial products of the facility. The mobile unit includes a control unit configured to acquire data for providing a promotion in the mobile unit and is configured to provide a promotion in the mobile unit based on the acquired data. The promotion is related to the services and the commercial products at the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Hirotaka SUNADA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Naomi KONDO, Takashi SHIOMI, Kazuya MIKASHIMA, Jun USAMI, Yasuhiko FUKUZUMI, Sayaka ISHIKAWA, Katsuhito YAMAUCHI, Tasuku KUNO
  • Publication number: 20210162677
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molded article including a modified fibroin and a water resistance-imparting material. The modified fibroin and the water resistance-imparting material may be covalently bonded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Spiber Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Sakata, Kentaro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210165949
    Abstract: An apparatus for executing an application on a virtual machine, directed to setting a font size of a font in detail, includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a font size specified by the application operating on the virtual machine and font setting data including a font size conversion rule, and a control unit configured to control a display apparatus to display a font with a font size based on the specified font size and the font setting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventor: Kentaro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210158230
    Abstract: The control apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire time slot data indicating an available time slot at a place that provides a service, and generate announcement data announcing a proposal to take a user to the place using a vehicle should the user reserve the time slot indicated by the time slot data, and a communication interface configured to transmit the announcement data generated by the controller to a terminal apparatus configured to present content of data to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage KUBO, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Minoru KUBOTA, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Hideo HASEGAWA, Takashi HORIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10949603
    Abstract: An apparatus for executing an application on a virtual machine, directed to setting a font size of a font in detail, includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a font size specified by the application operating on the virtual machine and font setting data including a font size conversion rule, and a control unit configured to control a display apparatus to display a font with a font size based on the specified font size and the font setting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210074570
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device includes: a mounting table provided with amounting surface on which a plate-shaped sample is mounted; an annular focus ring; and a cooling element for cooling the focus ring, in which the mounting table has a holding portion provided to surround the mounting surface, and the holding portion includes an annular groove surrounding the mounting surface, and a through-hole that is open on a bottom surface of the groove, wherein a tubular insulator has been inserted into the through-hole, the holding portion has upper surfaces, which are located on both sides of the groove in a width direction, as holding surfaces that are in contact with the focus ring and hold the focus ring, wherein the holding surface satisfies the following conditions (i) to (iii); (i) surface roughness is 0.05 ?m or less, (ii) a flatness is 20 ?m or less, and (iii) the holding surface does not have a recess having a depth of 1.0 ?m or more and extending in a direction intersecting the holding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hironori KUGIMOTO, Masaki OZAKI, Takeshi WATANABE, Kentaro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200313163
    Abstract: In a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, a negative electrode includes covered graphite particles in each of which a surface of a graphite particle is covered with amorphous carbon, styrene-butadiene rubber, and at least one of carboxymethyl cellulose and a salt of carboxymethyl cellulose. The amorphous carbon included in each of the covered graphite particles includes an amorphous carbon layer formed of a first amorphous carbon and amorphous carbon particles formed of a second amorphous carbon. The second amorphous carbon has a higher electrical conductivity than the first amorphous carbon, the amorphous carbon particles have a BET specific surface area of 37 to 47 m2/g, the styrene-butadiene rubber has an average primary particle size of 150 to 210 nm, and at least one of the carboxymethyl cellulose and the salt of carboxymethyl cellulose has a weight average molecular weight of 3.7×105 to 4.3×105.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiya Kanetake, Shinichi Yamami, Kentaro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200223440
    Abstract: A lane change assist apparatus comprises a standby operation device provided on a turn signal lever. The standby operation device outputs a state change request when the standby operation device is operated. The lane change assist apparatus changes its state from a non-standby state to a standby state in response to receiving the state change request. The lane change assist apparatus executes a lane change assist control when a state thereof has been changed to the standby state and receives the lane change assist request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro Takahashi, Kazuhiro Morimoto, Masaaki Honda
  • Patent number: 10703677
    Abstract: Provided is a SiC sintered body which contains nitrogen atoms, wherein a ratio Rmax/Rave of a maximum volume resistivity Rmax of the sintered body to an average volume resistivity Rave of the sintered body is 1.5 or lower; a ratio Rmin/Rave of a minimum volume resistivity Rmin of the sintered body to the average volume resistivity Rave is 0.7 or higher; and a relative density of the sintered body is 98% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Ootomo, Hiroaki Nagatomo, Kentaro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200199689
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for predicting the effectiveness of an angiogenesis inhibitor in a subject suffering from a tumor. Provided is a method comprising a step of testing for the presence or absence of an a mutation or loss of expression of B-Raf and PTEN in a sample of tumor tissue from the subject. By using the presence or absence of or a mutation or loss of expression of B-Raf and PTEN as an indicator, this method enables the antitumor effectiveness of the angiogenesis inhibitor to be predicted without administering the angiogenesis inhibitor to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Semba, Yusuke Narita, Yukinori Minoshima, Atsumi Yamaguchi, Yusuke Adachi, Kazuhiko Yamada, Junji Matsui, Tadashi Kadowaki, Kentaro Takahashi, Yasuhiro Funahashi
  • Publication number: 20200136144
    Abstract: A secondary battery according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a negative electrode which includes a negative electrode core and a negative electrode active material layer provided on at least one surface of the negative electrode core. In this secondary battery, the negative electrode active material layer includes a negative electrode active material which contains graphite having a crystalline size of 10 nm or more and an interlayer distance d002 of 0.3356 to 0.3360 nm and a rubber-based binding material having an average primary particle diameter of 120 to 250 nm, the negative electrode active material has a pore capacity of 0.5 ml/g or less at a pore diameter of 0.2 to 1 ?m measured by a mercury porosimeter, and the rate of the average primary particle diameter of the rubber-based binding material to the pore capacity of the negative electrode active material is 1.15 to 1.70 g/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tamura, Shinichi Yamami, Fumiya Kanetake, Kentaro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10606748
    Abstract: An upper limit is set on the number of socket objects that can be generated by a virtual machine. If the upper limit is exceeded when a socket object is to be generated, garbage collection is executed. In garbage collection, a socket object is closed, and a resource that has been used by the socket is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentaro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200094446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protein molded article including a protein, in which an ionic liquid is included inside the protein molded article. The present invention also relates to a production method of the protein molded article, including a step of adding the ionic liquid to a molding material of the protein molded article. Further, the present invention relates to a protein solution including a protein, an ionic liquid, and a solvent. Further, the present invention also relates to a protein molded article plasticizer including an ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicants: Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan, Spiber Inc.
    Inventors: Takaya SATO, Takashi MORINAGA, Ryo SATOH, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Takehiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20200079375
    Abstract: A vehicle lane change assist apparatus of the invention determines that objects approaching a vehicle and having a predicted reaching time equal to or shorter than a predetermined predicted reaching time, satisfy a first condition and selects the objects satisfying the first condition as condition-determining-target-candidate objects with the number of the condition-determining-target-candidate objects being limited to a first number. The apparatus selects the condition-determining-target-candidate objects satisfying a second condition, as condition-determining-target objects with the number of the condition-determining-target objects being limited a second number equal to or smaller than the first number when a lane change assist control is requested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200079427
    Abstract: A vehicle lane change assist apparatus of the invention executes a lane change assist control for moving an own vehicle to a target next lane when an execution of the lane change assist control is requested by a driver of the own vehicle, and a lane change execution condition is satisfied. The lane change execution condition is a condition that the own vehicle does not contact the one or more recognized cubic objects while the own vehicle is caused to move to the target next lane by the lane change assist control. The vehicle lane change assist apparatus determines that the lane change execution condition is not satisfied when one or more non-existent cubic objects are recognized as the one or more recognized cubic objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Takahashi