Patents by Inventor Makoto Abe

Makoto Abe 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: 20240160344
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle includes a light device disposed in an interior of an automobile, and a touch panel for controlling the light device. The light device is configured such that a light intensity and a chromaticity of the light device is changed according to contact of a detection object with the touch panel or according to action of a detection object on the touch panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto ABE, Satoshi SUZUKI, Kenji KAWAMURA, Shingo TSUJI
  • Patent number: 11977265
    Abstract: An optical element that is optically coupled to light inlet/outlet ends of an optical fiber is disposed on a base placed near the light inlet/outlet ends of the optical fiber. Moreover, a rod-like reinforcing member has an integral structure fixed into a first hole formed in the optical fiber and a second hole formed in the base 102.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Tanaka, Makoto Abe, Kota Shikama, Takao Fukumitsu, Norio Sato, Atsushi Aratake
  • Patent number: 11976415
    Abstract: A storage portion includes a case which includes an internal space configured to accommodate raw material pieces having fibers, a discharge pipe coupled to a side wall of the case, and a transport motor which rotates the discharge pipe on an axis, in which one end in an axial direction of the discharge pipe communicates with the internal space and the other end has an outlet for discharging the raw material pieces, and a spiral member is provided on an inner peripheral surface of the discharge pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Motohashi, Makoto Sato, Takashi Abe
  • Publication number: 20240140399
    Abstract: In one mode, with a vehicle control apparatus, a vehicle control method, and a vehicle control system according to the present invention, a control command is output for operating an actuator unit mounted in a vehicle, so as to obtain a control moment including at least one of a roll moment, a pitch moment, and a yaw moment that are generated for the vehicle before a curve on a traveling road on which the vehicle runs, based on a physical quantity about a curvature ahead on the traveling road and a physical quantity about a speed of the vehicle. In this way, the passenger's sense of security when the vehicle runs on the curve may be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Daisuke NOMA, Kentaro UENO, Makoto YAMAKADO, Yoshio KANO, Masato ABE
  • Publication number: 20240121533
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel circuit, a detection and selection circuit, and an AD conversion circuit. The pixel circuit outputs a plurality of pixel signals corresponding to mutually different gains or sensitivities. The detection and selection circuit compares one or more of the plurality of pixel signals with a reference value to generate a signal selection signal that instructs selection of a pixel signal among the plurality of pixel signals. The detection and selection circuit includes a sample and hold circuit that holds the plurality of pixel signals, and selects at least one pixel signal among the plurality of pixel signals held in the sample and hold circuit based on the signal selection signal. The detection and selection circuit is arranged in a stage before the AD conversion circuit that AD converts the at least one pixel signal selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto IKUMA, Yutaka ABE, Takayasu KITO
  • Publication number: 20240109512
    Abstract: A vehicle management apparatus is configured to manage a vehicle for delivery loaded with one or more packages. The vehicle management apparatus includes a controller configured to, upon detecting that the vehicle has stopped, determine, based on vehicle data indicating a status of the vehicle, whether a driver of the vehicle is making a delivery, and control a door of the vehicle to lock in a case in which it has been determined that the driver is making a delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroto TOMIDA, Ryosuke KOBAYASHI, Satoshi KOMAMINE, Tetsuya IDE, Mayuko ABE, Makoto AKAHANE, Haruki OGURI
  • Publication number: 20240110803
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to extract roads that are difficult for a particular truck to travel based on a travel history of one or more trucks and generate route guidance such that roads that are easy for the particular truck to travel are given priority by avoiding at least one road among the extracted roads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroto TOMIDA, Ryosuke KOBAYASHI, Satoshi KOMAMINE, Tetsuya IDE, Mayuko ABE, Makoto AKAHANE, Haruki OGURI
  • Publication number: 20240102239
    Abstract: A fibrous body processing apparatus includes a humidifying unit, a first processing unit, a second processing unit, a first supply passage, a second supply passage, and a returning passage. The humidifying unit generates humidified air. The first processing unit processes a material that contains fibers. The second processing unit processes the material that was processed at the first processing unit. Humidified air is supplied from the humidifying unit to the first processing unit through the first supply passage. Humidified air is supplied from the first processing unit to the second processing unit, together with the material, through the second supply passage. The returning passage includes an upstream-side end portion and a downstream-side end portion. Humidified air is returned from the second supply passage or the second processing unit to the humidifying unit through the returning passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Karen HASEBE, Makoto SATO, Koji MOTOHASHI, Jun SAKURADA, Toshihiko YAMAZAKI, Takashi ABE
  • Publication number: 20240102240
    Abstract: A fibrous body processing apparatus includes a coarsely-crushed-pieces reservoir unit; a humidifying unit that generates humidified air and supplies the humidified air to the coarsely-crushed-pieces reservoir unit; a weight measurement unit that measures a weight of the coarsely crushed pieces let out of the coarsely-crushed-pieces reservoir unit; a fixed amount supplying unit that supplies a fixed amount of the coarsely crushed pieces measured by the weight measurement unit; a defibrating unit that defibrates the coarsely crushed pieces supplied from the fixed amount supplying unit; a first transportation portion through which the coarsely crushed pieces are sent from the coarsely-crushed-pieces reservoir unit to the weight measurement unit; a second transportation portion through which the coarsely crushed pieces are sent from the fixed amount supplying unit to the defibrating unit; and a generated at the humidifying unit is supplied to the defibrating unit while bypassing the weight measurement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Jun SAKURADA, Makoto SATO, Koji MOTOHASHI, Karen HASEBE, Toshihiko YAMAZAKI, Takashi ABE
  • Publication number: 20240104488
    Abstract: A delivery support apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a controller configured to acquire information about a vehicle used for delivery of a package, the information having been acquired on the vehicle, determine, based on the information about the vehicle, a loading/unloading location at which the package was loaded or unloaded, and generate, based on the loading/unloading location, information about a location at which packages can be loaded/unloaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroto TOMIDA, Ryosuke KOBAYASHI, Satoshi KOMAMINE, Tetsuya IDE, Mayuko ABE, Makoto AKAHANE, Haruki OGURI
  • Patent number: 11934022
    Abstract: A photoelectric fiber includes a fiber including a core through which light is guided; an electrical unit formed continuously with the fiber, the electrical unit being configured to house a photoelectric conversion chip including a photoelectric conversion element; and an external electrode formed on a front surface of at least one of the fiber or the electrical unit, wherein the photoelectric conversion chip is optically connected to the core and electrically connected to the external electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Sato, Atsushi Aratake, Makoto Abe, Takuya Tanaka, Kota Shikama, Takao Fukumitsu, Hiroshi Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20240089625
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel circuit that outputs a pixel signal and a negative feedback circuit. The negative feedback circuit includes a sample and hold circuit (hereinafter “SH circuit”) that samples and holds the pixel signal, and a feedback amplifier that negatively feeds back, to the SH circuit, a feedback signal according to a difference between the pixel signal from the pixel circuit and an output signal from the SH circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto IKUMA, Yutaka ABE
  • Patent number: 11927004
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flush water tank device (4) that supplies flush water to an upper and lower spout port of a flush toilet (2) including; a flush water tank (10); a discharge valve (12); a first on-off valve (19) that performs switching between ejection and stopping of the flush water from the upper spout port; a first on-off valve driving mechanism (16) that is moved from a stopped position to an ejection position based on an user operation; a biasing mechanism (17) that causes the first on-off valve driving mechanism to move to the stopped position; a holding mechanism (20) that holds, at the ejection position, the first on-off valve driving mechanism at the ejection position against the bias force; and a releasing mechanism (21) that releases the holding of the first on-off valve driving mechanism, using the flush water flowing out from the first on-off valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Tanimoto, Koki Shinohara, Kenji Hatama, Makoto Abe, Seika Tatsuoka
  • Patent number: 11918372
    Abstract: A cognitive function evaluation device includes: an obtainment unit that obtains utterance data indicating a voice of an evaluatee uttering a sentence as instructed; a calculation unit that calculates, from the utterance data obtained by the obtainment unit, a feature based on the utterance data; an evaluation unit that compares the feature calculated by the calculation unit to reference data indicating a relationship between voice data indicating a voice of a person and a cognitive function of the person to evaluate the cognitive function of the evaluatee; and an output unit that outputs the sentence to be uttered by the evaluatee and outputs a result of evaluation by the evaluation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadayuki Sumi, Ryosuke Nagumo, Kengo Abe, Yoshihiro Matsumura, Takashi Nishiyama, Hirobumi Nakajima, Kohji Sasabe, Makoto Kariyasu, Takako Yoshimura, Minoru Toyama
  • Patent number: 11899920
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle lighting device intended to improve convenience and safety. A vehicle lighting device includes a light disposed in a vehicle interior, a controller controlling the light, and a detecting unit detecting position or motion of a detecting object by detecting a detection object at a plurality of positions, and the controller controls the light when the position or motion of the detection object is detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Tohoku Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Abe, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenji Kawamura, Shingo Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11881420
    Abstract: A ring support is attached to an inner wall surface of a chamber that houses a semiconductor wafer to support a susceptor. When the semiconductor wafer is placed on the susceptor, an inner space of the chamber is separated into an upper space and a lower space. Particles are likely to accumulate on a lower chamber window as a floor part of the chamber. However, since the upper space and the lower space are separated, the semiconductor wafer can be prevented from being contaminated by the particles flowing into the upper space and adhering to a surface of the semiconductor wafer even when the particles on the lower chamber window are blown up by irradiation with flash light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamada, Makoto Abe, Kazuhiko Fuse, Jun Watanabe, Shinji Miyawaki
  • Publication number: 20230407693
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a selection input unit for receiving a selection operation to select either a first or second operation target provided in a vehicle as an operation target; an operation input unit for receiving an operation input for operating the operation target; and a control unit for operating the operation target according to either one of a first operation input that operates the operation target only while the operation input is being performed or a second operation input that causes the operation target to perform a continuous operation until a maximum or minimum operation amount. The control unit changes the continuous operation of the first operation target when the second operation target is selected while the first operation target is performing the continuous operation, or the second operation target is selected and the first or second operation input is performed with respect to the second operation target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Toshiki NAKAMURA, Makoto ABE
  • Publication number: 20230361691
    Abstract: Please substitute the new Abstract submitted herewith for the original Abstract: This power conversion unit includes a cooling path positioned between an input-side power converter and an output-side power converter arranged separately on two sides that face each other. The input-side and output-side power converters include: a mold resin filled into a space on the inside of housings; a switching element covered by the mold resin, an upper electrode plate connected to the switching element, and a heat dissipation plate having insulating properties connected to the upper electrode plate; and a lower electrode provided near the cooling path. The mold resin is an organopolysiloxane having a three-dimensionally crosslinked structure after curing, in which the elastic modulus at room temperature is 0.1 MPa or greater, and the value when the hardness after curing is 10 or greater as measured using a durometer type E.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Ryou MOTEKI, Hisashi MOROOKA, Shintarou TAKEDA, Makoto ABE, Hiroshi KAMIZUMA, Kinya NAKATSU
  • Patent number: D1015392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP.
    Inventors: Christoph Zeiner, Makoto Abe, Andreas Widmann
  • Patent number: D1024151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP.
    Inventors: Christoph Zeiner, Makoto Abe, Andreas Widmann