Patents by Inventor Makoto Hasegawa

Makoto Hasegawa 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: 20140297125
    Abstract: An inverted pendulum type vehicle configured to enable a user to control the vehicle by selecting a single control mode, even while other control modes are not selected. One control mode out of plural control modes of the vehicle is selected based on a detection result of an inclination state of an occupant riding section by an inclination sensor that is a fundamental constituent of the vehicle. Motion of a first actuator device and a second actuator device is controlled according to the one control mode selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto ARAKI, Makoto HASEGAWA, Shinya SHIROKURA
  • Publication number: 20140297127
    Abstract: An inverted pendulum type vehicle for improving the steering performance and the comfort of the vehicle. A control device of an inverted pendulum type vehicle including a moving motion unit driven by an actuator device controls the actuator device so that the position of the center of gravity of the entirety of an occupant riding on an occupant riding section and the vehicle is shifted from the position of a balance state in the request direction of movement of the center of gravity of the occupant recognized from a predetermined kind of state of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto ARAKI, Makoto HASEGAWA, Shinichiro KOBASHI, Shinya SHIROKURA
  • Publication number: 20140253422
    Abstract: This liquid crystal display device (100) includes a pixel defined by a plurality of subpixels that includes red, green, blue and yellow subpixels (R, G, B, Ye). As long as the sum of respective luminances of all of the subpixels but the blue subpixel (B) falls within the range of 0% to 50% while the color displayed by the pixel is changing from the color blue in which the blue subpixel (B) is at the highest grayscale level and the other subpixels are at the lowest grayscale level into the color white in which all of those subpixels are at the highest grayscale level substantially without changing its hue, the yellow subpixel (Ye) starts to increase its grayscale level at a different timing, and/or has its grayscale level increased at a different ratio with respect to an increase in the pixel's luminance, from the red and green subpixels (R, G) do.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari Tomizawa, Yuichi Yoshida, Tomohiko Mori, Makoto Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20140209518
    Abstract: A document handler is provided that comprises: a casing 1 disposed adjacent to a gaming table 9, a deposit chamber 11 formed on an external side of casing 1 for receiving bills, an escrow chamber 14 formed on the external side of casing 1 for receiving genuine bills sent from deposit chamber 11 and temporarily retaining them to allow players to observe and to allow a dealer to instantly remove bills in escrow chamber 14 from outside of casing 1, an escrow carrier 15 for transporting documents from deposit chamber 11 to escrow chamber 14, and a drive device 2 for driving escrow carrier 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: JAPAN CASH MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunal Mishra, Makoto Hasegawa, Keiichi Togano
  • Publication number: 20140146172
    Abstract: Provided is a distributed image processing system for detecting an object located in a monitoring target area and an attribute of the object. An area terminal processes an image captured by a video camera, and detects whether the object of which the image is captured is present. When detecting the object located in the monitoring target area, the area terminal focuses an image capturing visual field of a digital still camera on the detected object, and inputs a release signal to the digital still camera. The area terminal transmits a still image captured by the digital still camera to a server through a network. The server processes the still image transmitted from the area terminal, and detects an attribute such as a kind and a size of the object of which the image is captured. The server performs an output according to a detection result of the object located in the monitoring target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Kajitani, Takeshi Naito, Toru Uenoyama, Makoto Hasegawa, Katsuhiko Ichinose
  • Publication number: 20140118423
    Abstract: Viewing angle characteristics on the entire display surface are improved while suppressing harmful effects such as flicker and banding caused by viewing angle improvement control. A liquid crystal display apparatus (1) includes: a liquid crystal panel (11) which includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix; a drive control unit (24) which performs viewing angle improvement processing by converting a gradation of a video signal input to the pixel; and a processing object determination unit (22) which determines whether or not an image displayed on each of the pixels of the liquid crystal panel (11) is an image having an intermediate color. The drive control unit (24) is configured to perform the viewing angle improvement processing on the pixel determined by the processing object determination unit (22) such that the pixel displays the image having the intermediate color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Hasegawa, Kazunari Tomizawa, Tomohiko Mori, Yuichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8712244
    Abstract: In a communication system using a PON, time synchronization of a slave device such as a base station is realized with respect to a master device such as an L2SW or the base station. Time information acquired by a GPS satellite is corrected by ranging information of a discovery function of an OLT so as to be reflected on time information of each ONU. A propagation delay from the L2SW to the OLT is obtained with the use of a delay estimation mechanism, a propagation delay from the OLT to the ONU which is obtained by ranging is added to obtain a propagation delay from the L2SW to the ONU. The obtained propagation delay from the L2SW to the ONU is added to the transmitted time stamp value whereby a time stamp value received at a base station or femtocell side becomes a time into which the propagation delay to the ONU is incorporated, and absolute values of clock timers can be synchronized with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Hasegawa, Kazuyori Umematsu, Tohru Kazawa, Atsushi Otani
  • Publication number: 20140091419
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical filter, a solid-state imaging element and an imaging device lens which contain a near infrared ray absorbing layer having a specific near infrared ray absorbing dye dispersed in a transparent resin having a refractive index of 1.54 or more, and also relates to an imaging device containing the solid-state imaging element or the imaging device lens. The near infrared ray absorbing layer has a transmittance of visible light of from 450 to 600 nm of 70% or more, a transmittance of light in a wavelength region of from 695 to 720 nm of not more than 10%, and an amount of change of transmittance of not more than ?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Hasegawa, Satoshi Kashiwabara, Hiroshi Shimoda, Kenta Sekikawa, Takashi Shibuya, Mitsuo Osawa, Katsushi Kamijyo, Hiroyuki Arishima, Hiroshi Kumai
  • Patent number: 8684155
    Abstract: A document handler is provided that comprises: a casing 1 disposed adjacent to a gaming table 9, a deposit chamber 11 formed on an external side of casing 1 for receiving bills, an escrow chamber 14 formed on the external side of casing 1 for, visibly to players and removably from outside of casing 1 and temporarily, receiving genuine bills sent from deposit chamber 11, an escrow carrier 15 for transporting documents from deposit chamber 11 to escrow chamber 14, and a drive device 2 for driving escrow carrier 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunal Mishra, Makoto Hasegawa, Keiichi Togano
  • Publication number: 20140055652
    Abstract: An optical filter including a near infrared absorbing layer on a glass substrate, in which adhesiveness between the glass substrate and the near infrared absorbing layer is firm, high reliability is enabled in uses under a high temperature and high humidity environment, and manufacturing yield is secured, and a high reliability solid-state imaging device having the optical filter are provided. An optical filter includes: a glass substrate; and a near infrared absorbing layer formed on one principal surface of the glass substrate, wherein the near infrared absorbing layer is obtained by reacting a composition for forming the near infrared absorbing layer on the glass substrate and the composition contains a transparent resin having a fluorene skeleton and a reactivity group; a near infrared absorbing dye; and a silane coupling agent and/or oligomer thereof having a hydrolyzable group and a functional group which have reactivity for the reactivity group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto HASEGAWA, Kenta SEKIKAWA, Satoshi KASHIWABARA, Hiroshi SHIMODA, Yuriko KAIDA, Hiroshi KUMAI
  • Patent number: 8642174
    Abstract: To provide near-infrared-absorbing particles which have a high transmittance in the visible light region and a low transmittance in the near infrared region and which, when incorporated, can give a near-infrared-absorbing coating film wherein the transmittance sharply changes in the wavelength range of from 630 to 700 nm; a process for their production; and their dispersion. Near-infrared-absorbing particles consisting essentially of crystallites of A1/nCuPO4 and having a number average aggregated particle size is from 20 to 200 nm, wherein A is at least one member selected from the group consisting of alkali metals (Li, Na, K, Rb and Cs), alkaline earth metals (Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) and NH4, and n is 1 when A is an alkali metal or NH4, or 2 when A is an alkaline earth metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Wakako Ito, Keisuke Abe, Makoto Hasegawa, Mitsuo Osawa
  • Patent number: 8632125
    Abstract: There is provided a headrest device including: a headrest main body that is provided at an upper end portion of a seat back of a seat in which a passenger sits; a pressure/flexure detecting section that is provided at a vehicle front side of the seat back; a headrest moving section; and a control section that estimates a current back-set, that is a distance between a head portion of a passenger and the headrest main body in a horizontal direction, on the basis of at least one of pressure and flexure detected by the pressure/flexure detecting section and a predetermined relationship between back-set and the at least one of pressure and flexure, and controls the headrest moving section to move the headrest main body such that the back-set becomes a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Kenzou Yasuda, Makoto Hasegawa, Takeshi Ito, Eiji Shimizu, Satoshi Nishikido
  • Patent number: 8600626
    Abstract: There is provided a headrest apparatus including: a headrest main body provided at a top edge portion of a seatback; a detection section to detect contact between the head of an occupant seated in the seat and the headrest main body; a moving section that moves the headrest main body in the vehicle front-rear direction; and a controller that controls the moving section such that the headrest main body is moved forward until contact between the head of an occupant and the headrest main body is detected by the detection section, and, when contact between the head of an occupant and the headrest main body has been detected by the detection section, controls the moving section to move the headrest main body such that there is a specific amount of back-set separation distance in a horizontal direction between the head of an occupant and the headrest main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Makoto Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8596715
    Abstract: A headrest device comprises a headrest body which includes a headrest rear portion supported with respect to a seatback of a seat on which a passenger of a vehicle sits, and a headrest front portion that is movable within a predetermined range from a fully closed position that is closest to the headrest rear portion to a fully open position that is farthest from the headrest rear portion; a detection unit which detects a running state or an operation state of the vehicle; a prediction unit which predicts a possibility of a rear vehicle collision with the vehicle on the basis of the running state or the operation state of the vehicle detected by detection unit; and a control unit which controls, in a case in which the possibility of the rear vehicle collision is predicted by the prediction unit, movement of a position of the headrest front portion so that a backset becomes smaller than a backset at the time of the prediction, the backset being a horizontal distance between the headrest front portion and a head
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Kenzou Yasuda, Makoto Hasegawa, Takeshi Ito, Eiji Shimizu, Satoshi Nishikido
  • Patent number: 8485300
    Abstract: A drive wheel is intermediation driven by an additional element, while achieving a reduction in cost by making use of a plurality of existing motors. A drive motor as a drive source includes a plurality of motor bodies arranged coaxially with and adjacently to each other in the vehicle width direction to permit integral driving thereof, and is disposed forwardly of a pivot for a swing arm supporting the driving wheel. One end in the vehicle width direction of a drive shaft of the drive motor is made to be an output end for output to the driving wheel, and a drive sprocket for power transmission to the driving wheel is provided at the output end. The center of the drive motor in the vehicle width direction is disposed with an offset to the side opposite to the side of the drive sprocket with reference to the vehicle body center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Hasegawa, Toshiaki Takamura, Atsushi Yonehana, Yoichi Taniguchi, Masao Yoshinaga, Yusuke Funayose
  • Publication number: 20130113847
    Abstract: The liquid crystal display device (100) of the present invention includes a liquid crystal panel (10) having a plurality of pixels (P), and a backlight (20) having at least one light source (22) that emits light to the liquid crystal panel (10). Each of the plurality of pixels (P) includes four or more sub-pixels (R, G, B, Ye), and the light source unit (22) includes a red light source (22R), a green light source (22G), and a blue light source (22B). According to the present invention, a liquid crystal display device which can perform display of wide color reproduction range with low power consumption is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiko Mori, Kazunari Tomizawa, Makoto Hasegawa, Yuichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8420854
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical anisotropic material having a good light stability, and provides a di(meth)acrylate compound represented by the following formula (1) and a polymerizable liquid crystalline composition that are suitable for the production of the optical anisotropic material. Further, the present invention provides an optical element having a good light stability and an optical information writing/reading device using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Okada, Makoto Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kumai, Hiromichi Nagayama
  • Publication number: 20130010014
    Abstract: A multi-primary-color liquid crystal panel driver (100) according to the present invention includes: a multi-primary-color converter (110) which performs a multi-primary-color conversion to convert the grayscale levels of an input video signal in each of a plurality of vertical scanning periods into grayscale levels of four or more primary colors; and an overdrive circuit (120) which sets, based on the grayscale levels that have been subjected to the multi-primary-color conversion in one vertical scanning period and on the grayscale levels that have been subjected to the multi-primary-color conversion in another vertical scanning period that is earlier than the one vertical scanning period by at least one period, the grayscale levels of the four or more primary colors in that one vertical scanning period. The present invention provides a multi-primary-color liquid crystal panel that can improve the display quality even when the input video signal has varying grayscale levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Makoto Hasegawa, Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Publication number: 20120325616
    Abstract: A document handler is provided that comprises: a casing 1 disposed adjacent to a gaming table 9, a deposit chamber 11 formed on an external side of casing 1 for receiving bills, an escrow chamber 14 formed on the external side of casing 1 for, visibly to players and removably from outside of casing 1 and temporarily, receiving genuine bills sent from deposit chamber 11, an escrow carrier 15 for transporting documents from deposit chamber 11 to escrow chamber 14, and a drive device 2 for driving escrow carrier 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: JAPAN CASH MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunal Mishra, Makoto Hasegawa, Keiichi Togano
  • Publication number: 20120259491
    Abstract: A rear body of an electric vehicle can include rear body frames attached in a vertically swingable manner with respect to a body frame and a chassis attached to the rear body frames by a pivot shaft on a vehicle forward side in a vertically swingable manner. Front and rear batteries are located on the rear body frames, and a motor and rear wheels are supported on the chassis. The front and rear batteries are housed in a battery case fixed on the rear body frames. A PDU as a battery control device, is located on a vehicle forward side of the battery case. A contactor, having a function to open and close the connection between the front and rear batteries and the PDU, is located on a lateral face of the battery case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukinori KURAKAWA, Masaru NAKAYAMA, Makoto HASEGAWA