Patents by Inventor Makoto Endo

Makoto Endo 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: 20220382228
    Abstract: Provided is a prediction apparatus including: a data acquisition unit configured to acquire setting value data indicating a setting value of a controlled object and physical quantity data indicating a physical quantity of a product obtained by controlling the controlled object; a prediction unit configured to calculate, using the setting value data and the physical quantity data, a plurality of prediction values obtained by predicting a plurality of physical quantities in the product on a basis of a setting value used for control of the controlled object; an evaluation unit configured to evaluate the plurality of prediction values on a basis of a predefined reference; and an output unit configured to output a setting value recommended according to a result of the evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Masaki ISHII, Makoto ENDO, Makoto MIYAO, Rei KARASAWA, Go TAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11501640
    Abstract: Disclosed is a processing device that is mounted in a vehicle and is able to perform communication with a center server during a normal time. The processing device includes a controller configured to execute searching for one or a plurality of other vehicles with which a host vehicle is able to perform communication, in emergency where a situation of emergency occurs and communication with the center server is disrupted, inquiring the other vehicles searched by the search about whether or not to enable intervention control related to the situation, and deciding a center vehicle giving an instruction related to the intervention control from among the other vehicles replying to enable the intervention control and the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro Murakami, Katsuhiko Sakakibara, Makoto Matsushita, Junya Sato, Kiyonori Yoshida, Tae Sugimura, Takashi Hayashi, Jun Endo
  • Publication number: 20220351101
    Abstract: Provided is an evaluation apparatus comprising: an environmental data acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental data indicating an operation environment of equipment; a performance data acquisition unit configured to acquire performance data indicating an operation performance of the equipment; an estimation unit configured to estimate an operation performance on an operation basis in a learning target period under an operation environment in an evaluation target period, based on the environmental data and the performance data in the learning target period; an evaluation unit configured to calculate an indicator that relatively evaluates an actually measured value of an operation performance in the evaluation target period with respect to an estimated value of the estimated operation performance; and an output unit configured to output the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Rei KARASAWA, Makoto ENDO, Nobuyuki MORIOKA, Go TAKAMI, Masaki ISHII
  • Patent number: 11485052
    Abstract: A resin product including an antireflection surface includes a plurality of first concave portions, a plurality of second concave portions, and a component surface. The first concave portions have opening widths equal to or larger than 1 ?m and equal to or smaller than 300 ?m. The second concave portions are formed on each of the plurality of first concave portions and have opening widths equal to or larger than 10 nm and equal to or smaller than 1 ?m. The component surface is configured to surround each of the plurality of first concave portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Nagoya, Makoto Kojima, Kei Oikawa, Yukiya Enokida, Takashi Endo, Osamu Morisaki
  • Patent number: 11407374
    Abstract: A processing device includes a control unit configured to execute identifying a first training device that is of one or more training devices equipped in a movable object for providing a training opportunity to a passenger and that is used by the passenger, and at least one process of controlling a traveling state of the movable object depending on a content of a training using the first training device and restricting use states of the one or more training devices depending on the traveling state of the movable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro Murakami, Katsuhiko Sakakibara, Makoto Matsushita, Junya Sato, Kiyonori Yoshida, Tae Sugimura, Takashi Hayashi, Jun Endo
  • Patent number: 11377121
    Abstract: A processing device that is provided in a building in which a user stays includes a control unit configured to perform: transmitting a request for a vehicle which the user desires to use to move to the building; detecting that the vehicle reaches a vicinity of the building; inquiring of the user about whether access of the vehicle to the inside of the building is permitted when it is detected that the vehicle reaches the vicinity of the building; and guiding at least a part of the vehicle to the inside of the building when the access is permitted by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro Murakami, Katsuhiko Sakakibara, Makoto Matsushita, Junya Sato, Kiyonori Yoshida, Tae Sugimura, Takashi Hayashi, Jun Endo
  • Patent number: 11366344
    Abstract: An optical modulator includes: a substrate; a waveguide layer including first and second optical waveguides formed of an electro-optic material film on the substrate to have a ridge shape and to be disposed adjacent to each other; an RF part that applies a modulated signal to the optical waveguides; and a DC part that applies a DC bias to the optical waveguides. The DC part includes: a buffer layer covering at least upper surfaces of the optical waveguides; a first bias electrode opposed to the first optical waveguide through the buffer layer; and a second bias electrode provided adjacent to the first bias electrode. A first DC bias voltage is applied between the first and second bias electrodes. A waveguide layer removal area in which at least part of the waveguide layer is removed is provided at least under an area between the first and second bias electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Iwatsuka, Makoto Endo, Kenji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11286359
    Abstract: A prepreg includes; sizing agent-coated carbon fibers coated with a sizing agent; and a thermosetting resin composition impregnated into the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers. The sizing agent includes an aliphatic epoxy compound (A) and an aromatic compound (B) at least containing an aromatic epoxy compound (B1). The thermosetting resin composition includes a thermosetting resin (D) and a latent hardener (E), and optionally includes an additive (F) other than the thermosetting resin (D) and the latent hardener (E). The (a)/(b) ratio is within a predetermined range where (a) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to CHx, C—C, and C?C and (b) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to C—O in a C1s core spectrum of the surfaces of the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Tomoko Ichikawa, Hiroshi Taiko, Makoto Endo, Masanobu Kobayashi, Jun Misumi
  • Publication number: 20220076871
    Abstract: There is provided a coil component including a coil portion that has at least one layer of planar coil including a coil-wound portion and an insulative layer which covers the periphery of the coil-wound portion, a covering portion that covers the coil portion and is constituted of a mixture including magnetic fillers and resin, and a conductor post that is penetratingly provided inside the covering portion and extends from the coil-wound portion to an upper surface of the covering portion along an axial direction of the planar coil. The conductor post has a post portion which extends from the coil-wound portion in the axial direction of the planar coil, and a lid portion which is exposed from the covering portion and extends from an end portion of the post portion on the upper surface side along a surface direction of the upper surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Endo, Mitsunori Hiraoka, Kazuhiko Ito
  • Patent number: 11239019
    Abstract: There is provided a coil component including a coil portion that has at least one layer of planar coil including a coil-wound portion and an insulative layer which covers the periphery of the coil-wound portion, a covering portion that covers the coil portion and is constituted of a mixture including magnetic fillers and resin, and a conductor post that is penetratingly provided inside the covering portion and extends from the coil-wound portion to an upper surface of the covering portion along an axial direction of the planar coil. The conductor post has a post portion which extends from the coil-wound portion in the axial direction of the planar coil, and a lid portion which is exposed from the covering portion and extends from an end portion of the post portion on the upper surface side along a surface direction of the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Endo, Mitsunori Hiraoka, Kazuhiko Ito
  • Patent number: 11226531
    Abstract: An optical modulator includes: first and second optical waveguides formed of an electro-optic material film on a substrate so as to have a ridge shape and to be disposed adjacent to each other; a buffer layer covering at least the upper surfaces of the first and second optical waveguides; and first and second signal electrodes provided above the buffer layer. The first and second signal electrodes have, respectively, first and second lower layer parts opposite, respectively, to the first and second optical waveguides through the buffer layer; and first and second upper layer parts provided, respectively, above the first and second lower layer parts. Widths of the lower surfaces of the first and second lower layer parts are smaller than widths of the first and second upper layer parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Iwatsuka, Makoto Endo, Kenji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11118022
    Abstract: Sizing agent coated carbon fibers obtained by coating carbon fibers with a sizing agent comprising at least one of (A) to (C) in a total amount of 80 mass % or more with respect to the whole sizing agent, the carbon fibers each having a surface layer which has a thickness of 10 nm or larger and has an oxygen content of 4% or higher with respect to all the elements, wherein when the sizing agent coated carbon fibers are subjected three times to a 10-minute ultrasonic treatment in an acetone solvent, then the amount of the remaining sizing agent is 0.1-0.25 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the sizing agent coated carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoko Ichikawa, Kazuki Yoshihiro, Hisafumi Mizuta, Makoto Endo
  • Publication number: 20210278904
    Abstract: Provided is a user interface suitable for, for example, a non-contact operation or the like. First, an operation direction and an operation distance are calculated from acquired operation information. In addition, an operation space is set in which regions of items to be selected are arranged around an origin position. Then, in a case where a positional relationship between a region of an item and an operation position specified by the operation direction and the operation distance from the origin position as a starting point is changed to a specific state, a process of determining that the item has been selected is performed. In addition, display data corresponding to the determination result is generated such that the user recognizes an operation situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: CHAO MA, KAZUHIRA OKADA, MAKOTO ENDO
  • Patent number: 11111345
    Abstract: A prepreg includes; sizing agent-coated carbon fibers coated with a sizing agent; and a thermosetting resin composition impregnated into the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers. The sizing agent includes an aliphatic epoxy compound (A) and an aromatic compound (B) at least containing an aromatic epoxy compound (B1). The thermosetting resin composition includes a thermosetting resin (D) and a latent hardener (E), and optionally includes an additive (F) other than the thermosetting resin (D) and the latent hardener (E). The (a)/(b) ratio is within a predetermined range where (a) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to CHx, C—C, and C?C and (b) is the height of a component at a binding energy assigned to C—O in a C1s core spectrum of the surfaces of the sizing agent-coated carbon fibers analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Arai, Tomoko Ichikawa, Hiroshi Taiko, Makoto Endo, Masanobu Kobayashi, Jun Misumi
  • Patent number: 11091773
    Abstract: In order to identify a novel gene responsible for parthenocarpy and to provide use of the gene, the parthenocarpy regulatory gene of the present invention includes a polynucleotide (1) that encodes an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, (2) that encodes an amino acid sequence (i) having a sequence identity of 75% or higher relative to the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, (3) that encodes an amino acid sequence in which 1 to 98 amino acids are substituted, etc. in the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, or (4) that is hybridized with a polynucleotide, which has a sequence complementary to the polynucleotide for encoding the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1 under a stringent condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, TAKII & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fukuoka, Satoshi Matsuo, Koji Miyatake, Satoshi Shimakoshi, Souichi Urashimo, Makoto Endo
  • Patent number: 11087915
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electronic component that includes: a base having a main surface; a passive element part formed on the main surface of the base; a magnetic resin layer formed on the main surface of the base so as to embed the passive element part therein, the magnetic resin layer having a surface extending substantially parallel to the main surface of the base; an insulating coat layer formed on a first area of the surface of the magnetic resin layer, the insulating coat layer having higher smoothness than the surface of the magnetic resin layer; and a terminal electrode formed on a second area of the surface of the magnetic resin layer and electrically connected to the passive element part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakajima, Kenichi Hirenzaki, Makoto Endo, Masanori Suzuki, Tomonaga Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20210241962
    Abstract: A coil component includes an element body having a rectangular main surface; a coil provided within the element body, wherein the coil having a lower coil portion and an upper coil portion; terminal electrodes provided at positions corresponding to corners of the main surface; extracting conductors connected within the element body to both end portions of the coil, wherein the extracting conductors extending from the end portions of the coil to terminal electrodes provided on the main surface; and a dummy electrode provided on the main surface at a position different from those of the terminal electrodes, wherein the dummy electrode is conducted to neither of the extracting conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi TANIGUCHI, Makoto ENDO
  • Patent number: 11031173
    Abstract: A coil component includes an element body having a rectangular main surface; a coil provided within the element body, wherein the coil having a lower coil portion and an upper coil portion; terminal electrodes provided at positions corresponding to corners of the main surface; extracting conductors connected within the element body to both end portions of the coil, wherein the extracting conductors extending from the end portions of the coil to terminal electrodes provided on the main surface; and a dummy electrode provided on the main surface at a position different from those of the terminal electrodes, wherein the dummy electrode is conducted to neither of the extracting conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamichi Taniguchi, Makoto Endo
  • Publication number: 20200310170
    Abstract: An optical modulator includes: a substrate; a waveguide layer including first and second optical waveguides formed of an electro-optic material film on the substrate to have a ridge shape and to be disposed adjacent to each other; an RF part that applies a modulated signal to the optical waveguides; and a DC part that applies a DC bias to the optical waveguides. The DC part includes: a buffer layer covering at least upper surfaces of the optical waveguides; a first bias electrode opposed to the first optical waveguide through the buffer layer; and a second bias electrode provided adjacent to the first bias electrode. A first DC bias voltage is applied between the first and second bias electrodes. A waveguide layer removal area in which at least part of the waveguide layer is removed is provided at least under an area between the first and second bias electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji IWATSUKA, Makoto ENDO, Kenji SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200218126
    Abstract: An optical modulator includes: first and second optical waveguides formed of an electro-optic material film on a substrate so as to have a ridge shape and to be disposed adjacent to each other; a buffer layer covering at least the upper surfaces of the first and second optical waveguides; and first and second signal electrodes provided above the buffer layer. The first and second signal electrodes have, respectively, first and second lower layer parts opposite, respectively, to the first and second optical waveguides through the buffer layer; and first and second upper layer parts provided, respectively, above the first and second lower layer parts. Widths of the lower surfaces of the first and second lower layer parts are smaller than widths of the first and second upper layer parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji IWATSUKA, Makoto ENDO, Kenji SASAKI