Patents by Inventor Makoto Hatano

Makoto Hatano 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: 20210325173
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intra-hoistway measurement system automatically measuring dimensions within an elevator hoistway prior to elevator installation to reduce labor of workers. An intra-hoistway measurement system according to the present invention includes: a reference laser device that is mounted to a structure on a ceiling or in an upper portion of the hoistway for an elevator and emits a laser beam toward a lowermost part; a mobile measuring device that has a plane measuring device to measure horizontal dimensions within the hoistway; and a moving device that is mounted to the structure on the ceiling or in the upper portion of the hoistway and moves the mobile measuring device up and down. The mobile measuring device has a reference laser detection device that detects the laser beam emitted from the reference laser device, and an attitude detection device that detects its own attitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Toshiaki HATANO, Daisuke MATSUKA, Makoto HATTORI, Yuta HAMADA, Hirofumi TAGUCHI, Masato ITOU
  • Publication number: 20210316444
    Abstract: A work machine unit includes: a support member assembled to an end effector connection part of an operating machine; a work machine part assembled to one end of the support member; and a linear guide disposed at another end of the support member across its connection to the end effector connection part from the support member, arranged in parallel to an axial direction of the work machine part, and configured to abut against a work object or its peripheral structural object. Further, the linear guide is passed through a through-hole formed in the support member, and the support member is configured to move in the axial direction of the work machine part as guided by the linear guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Toshiaki HATANO, Daisuke MATSUKA, Makoto HATTORI, Masato ITOU
  • Publication number: 20210200216
    Abstract: A driving assistance device performs autonomous driving based on an output from a sensor unit that acquires information on surroundings of a vehicle or information on the state of the vehicle. The driving assistance device stores an autonomous driving determination table based on autonomous driving compatibility information. By referring to the autonomous driving determination table based on sensor information on the sensor unit and road element information on a predetermined road section, the driving assistance device 1 determines a set of an autonomous driving function and an automation level that can be performed in the predetermined road section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO, Kazuhiro NAKAO, Makoto HATANO
  • Patent number: 10942517
    Abstract: A driving assistance device 1 performs autonomous driving based on an output from a sensor unit 13 that acquires information on surroundings of a vehicle or information on the state of the vehicle. The driving assistance device 1 stores an autonomous driving determination table Tj based on autonomous driving compatibility information 24. By referring to the autonomous driving determination table Tj based on sensor information 23 on the sensor unit 13 and road element information Ie on a predetermined road section, the driving assistance device 1 determines a set of an autonomous driving function Fc and an automation level Lv that can be performed in the predetermined road section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, INCREMENT P CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Koda, Kenji Mito, Kazuhiro Nakao, Makoto Hatano
  • Patent number: 10731578
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel processing device may include a canister retaining evaporated fuel in a fuel tank, a vent passage communicating the canister and an intake passage of an engine, a first pump that discharges mixed gas of air and the evaporated fuel to the intake passage via the vent passage, a detector that detects a first pressure value indicating a pressure of the mixed gas discharged by the first pump, a memory storing pressure value-concentration correlated data indicating mixed gas, an acquisition unit that acquires a third pressure value indicating an air pressure detected by the detector in a case where the air containing substantially no evaporated fuel is discharged by the first pump, and an estimation unit that estimates a concentration of the evaporated fuel contained in the mixed gas discharged by the first pump by using the first and third pressure values and the pressure value-concentration correlated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Hatano
  • Patent number: 10507552
    Abstract: A solder material includes an alloy of at least five elements including Sn, Cu, Sb, and In, and 20 mass % or less of Ag. The solidus temperature of the solder material is higher than 290° C., the liquidus temperature of the solder material is 379° C. or less and is higher than the solidus temperature, and the temperature difference between the liquidus temperature and the solidus temperature is 70° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshimasa Tsuda, Kenichi Kikuchi, Tomotaka Kuroda, Daisuke Nishiyama, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Makoto Hatano, Hiroya Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190301381
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel processing device may include a canister retaining evaporated fuel in a fuel tank, a vent passage communicating the canister and an intake passage of an engine, a first pump that discharges mixed gas of air and the evaporated fuel to the intake passage via the vent passage, a detector that detects a first pressure value indicating a pressure of the mixed gas discharged by the first pump, a memory storing pressure value-concentration correlated data indicating mixed gas, an acquisition unit that acquires a third pressure value indicating an air pressure detected by the detector in a case where the air containing substantially no evaporated fuel is discharged by the first pump, and an estimation unit that estimates a concentration of the evaporated fuel contained in the mixed gas discharged by the first pump by using the first and third pressure values and the pressure value-concentration correlated data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: Makoto Hatano
  • Patent number: 10344865
    Abstract: A sealing device has a seal ring, a first backup ring and a second backup ring. The first backup ring is formed into a triangular cross section while having an axially vertical end surface portion, a cylindrical peripheral surface portion, and an inclined surface portion intersecting the end surface portion and the peripheral surface portion. The second backup ring is formed into a triangular cross section while having an axially vertical end surface portion, a cylindrical peripheral surface portion, and an inclined surface portion in correspondence to the inclined surface portion of the first backup ring. A cut portion is provided in a corner portion where the end surface portion and the inclined surface portion in the first backup ring intersect, and a corner portion where the peripheral surface portion and the inclined surface portion in the second backup ring intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Kota Henmi, Makoto Hatano, Shuji Yoshitsune
  • Publication number: 20180113460
    Abstract: A driving assistance device 1 performs autonomous driving based on an output from a sensor unit 13 that acquires information on surroundings of a vehicle or information on the state of the vehicle. The driving assistance device 1 stores an autonomous driving determination table Tj based on autonomous driving compatibility information 24. By referring to the autonomous driving determination table Tj based on sensor information 23 on the sensor unit 13 and road element information Ie on a predetermined road section, the driving assistance device 1 determines a set of an autonomous driving function Fc and an automation level Lv that can be performed in the predetermined road section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO, Kazuhiro NAKAO, Makoto HATANO
  • Publication number: 20180113474
    Abstract: A server device 2 stores a distribution map DB 21 including autonomous driving regulatory information Ir for regulating autonomous driving of a vehicle in a predetermined section, and sends map data D1 including the autonomous driving regulatory information Ir to a driving assistance device 1. Then, the driving assistance device 1 receives the map data D1 including the autonomous driving regulatory information Ir and controls the autonomous driving of the vehicle based on the received autonomous driving regulatory information Ir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi KODA, Kenji MITO, Kazuhiro NAKAO, Makoto HATANO
  • Patent number: 9927282
    Abstract: A liquid level detector includes a casing, a float, a magnet body, and a switch mechanism. The casing includes a tube section. The float is displaced upward or downward along a gravity direction. The magnet body is held by the float. The switch mechanism is accommodated in the tube section and is switched between an on-state and an off-state. The casing includes a first casing part and a second casing part. The first casing part includes the tube section, a first locking section that is formed radially outward of the tube section, and a first guide section that is formed at a tip of the tube section in an extending direction. The second casing part includes a second locking section and a second guide section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yasuda, Makoto Hatano
  • Publication number: 20180079036
    Abstract: A solder material includes 25 to 45 mass % of Sn, 30 to 40 mass % of Sb, 3 to 8 mass % of Cu, 25 mass % or less of Ag, and 1.3 to 6 mass % of In.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshimasa TSUDA, Daisuke NISHIYAMA, Makoto HATANO, Kei OZAKI, Tomohisa HARADA
  • Patent number: 9903985
    Abstract: An infrared apparatus includes a case, and an infrared device to input and/or output infrared rays. In the infrared apparatus in which the infrared device is received in the case, the case has an infrared transmitting window part which transmits only infrared light and which does not transmit visible light. Of a light transmitting resin through which near-infrared laser used for near-infrared laser welding passes and a light absorbing resin which emits heat and melts when receiving the near-infrared laser, the infrared transmitting window part is made of the light transmitting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryusuke Ishikawa, Yonosuke Koyama, Makoto Hatano, Seizaburou Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20170288123
    Abstract: A lead-out wiring, which is connected to a comb-shaped electrode formed on a principal surface of a piezoelectric substrate and is disposed to extend to an outer edge of the piezoelectric substrate an outer surrounding wall layer, which is arranged surrounding an outer periphery of the piezoelectric substrate including the lead-out wiring and forms a hollow portion that serves as an operation space for the comb-shaped electrode, and a top board, which bridges the outer surrounding wall layer to seal the hollow portion, are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATANO, Kenichi KIKUCHI, Hiroyuki SASAKI, Toshimasa TSUDA
  • Publication number: 20170211703
    Abstract: A sealing structure and a sealing device that maintain sealing properties even when there is shaft eccentricity and maintain the sealing properties over a long time even in an environment where there is cyclic variation in fluid pressure. The sealing device 100 includes an O-ring 10 and a back-up ring 20. The back-up ring 20 includes a body part 21, and an annular protruding portion 23 protruding toward a sealed fluid side (A) on a radially outer side of the body part 21. An inner circumferential surface of the body part 21 has a second tapered surface 22 capable of sliding on a first tapered surface 211 formed at the bottom of an annular groove 210, the second tapered surface 22 being capable of sliding within a range of the first tapered surface 211.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto HATANO
  • Publication number: 20160356381
    Abstract: A sealing device has a seal ring, a first backup ring and a second backup ring. The first backup ring is formed into a triangular cross section while having an axially vertical end surface portion, a cylindrical peripheral surface portion, and an inclined surface portion intersecting the end surface portion and the peripheral surface portion. The second backup ring is formed into a triangular cross section while having an axially vertical end surface portion, a cylindrical peripheral surface portion, and an inclined surface portion in correspondence to the inclined surface portion of the first backup ring. A cut portion is provided in a corner portion where the end surface portion and the inclined surface portion in the first backup ring intersect, and a corner portion where the peripheral surface portion and the inclined surface portion in the second backup ring intersect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Kota HENMI, Makoto HATANO, Shuji YOSHITSUNE
  • Publication number: 20160226466
    Abstract: A solder material includes an alloy of at least five elements including Sn, Cu, Sb, and In, and 20 mass % or less of Ag. The solidus temperature of the solder material is higher than 290° C., the liquidus temperature of the solder material is 379° C. or less and is higher than the solidus temperature, and the temperature difference between the liquidus temperature and the solidus temperature is 70° C. or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: TOSHIMASA TSUDA, KENICHI KIKUCHI, TOMOTAKA KURODA, DAISUKE NISHIYAMA, HIROYUKI SASAKI, MAKOTO HATANO, HIROYA ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20160103010
    Abstract: A liquid level detector includes a casing, a float, a magnet body, and a switch mechanism. The casing is fixed to the container and includes a tube section extending along a gravity direction. The float floats on the surface of liquid and is displaced upward or downward along the gravity direction, being guided by the tube section. The magnet body is held by the float to be displaced upward or downward in conformity with the surface of liquid. The switch mechanism is accommodated in the tube section and is switched between its on-state and off-state by the upward or downward displacement of the magnet body. The casing includes a first casing part and a second casing part. The first casing part includes the tube section, a first locking section that is formed radially outward of the tube section, and a first guide section that is formed at a tip of the tube section in its extending direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi YASUDA, Makoto HATANO
  • Patent number: 9175646
    Abstract: In an EGR valve, a valve element is seatable on a valve seat by stroke movement of a valve stem caused by an actuator. The valve seat has a cylindrical part with which a step of the stem is engageable. By the stroke movement of the valve stem, the opening degree between the valve seat and the valve element is changed. The valve seat is moved in the passage in the stroke movement direction to be engageable with a shoulder of the passage. As the valve element is moved together with the stem, the opening degree in the low opening range is changed. As the step of the stem is engaged with the cylindrical part and the valve seat is moved with respect to the shoulder, the opening degree in the high opening range is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Hatano, Yukiya Kato, Makoto Fujimori
  • Patent number: 9147831
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a crystal unit, including a preparing step, a bonding step, and a separating step, is provided. The preparing step prepares a quartz plate and a supporting substrate with a recess that is larger than the vibrating region on a surface of the supporting substrate. The recess corresponds to a vibrating region in the crystal unit. The bonding step bonds the quartz plate to the surface of the supporting substrate such that the quartz plate is separated from the supporting substrate in the recess. The separating step separates the quartz plate into the vibrating region and the framing portion by performing dry etching on the quartz plate such that the quartz plate has a shape that connects the vibrating region to the framing portion via a supporting beam. The framing portion surrounds the vibrating region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomotaka Kuroda, Makoto Hatano, Shigeharu Monoe