Patents by Inventor Makoto Higuchi

Makoto Higuchi 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: 11509186
    Abstract: A capacitor unit (20) includes: a harness side terminal (23) provided in a housing (22) for accommodating a capacitor main body therein and connectable to an electric power harness for supplying DC power from an outside; and a board side terminal (24) connectable to a circuit board from which the DC power is output via the capacitor main body. The board side terminal (24) extends in a plate shape from a base portion (24b) held in the housing (22) toward a distal end portion (24a) connected to the circuit board, and has a notch portion (40) recessed inward of the board side terminal (24) in a width direction between the base portion (24b) and the distal end portion (24a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi, Takayuki Takashige
  • Publication number: 20220332277
    Abstract: A wind-up device of winding up a vehicular airbag includes a base, a bar, and a first movable member. The base has an elongated plate shape extending in a first direction and includes a housing section that extends in the first direction. The vehicular airbag is placed on the base. The bar is disposed in the housing section and has a center axis extending in the first direction. The bar is rotatable around the center axis and includes a groove that extends in the first direction and is recessed from an outer surface of the bar toward the center axis. The first movable member extends in the first direction along the bar and is movable to be closer to the bar. The first movable member includes an insertion section that is to be inserted into the groove together with a portion of the airbag that is above the housing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhito HIGUCHI, Makoto SOTOKAWAUCHI, Masato MORII
  • Publication number: 20220333809
    Abstract: A temperature setting device includes: a contour map display processing unit to display a contour map representing a temperature distribution in a room where an air conditioner is installed on a screen in accordance with display data of the contour map; a coordinates acquiring unit to acquire, when contact with the contour map displayed on the screen is detected, position coordinates indicating a position of the contact on the contour map as position coordinates indicating a point at which a set temperature is to be changed; and a control signal outputting unit to output, to a control device of the air conditioner, a first control signal giving an instruction to lower the set temperature at the point or a second control signal giving an instruction to raise the set temperature at the point, the point being indicated by the position coordinates acquired by the coordinates acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hirohiko HIGUCHI, Hitoshi YOSHIZAWA, Kyoko YAJIMA, Shohei YOSHIDA, Hiroshi MORIYASU, Makoto KATSUKURA
  • Publication number: 20220319248
    Abstract: Provided is a control device of a working vehicle including a prime mover and a driving mechanism that drives an implement based on power of the prime mover, wherein the control device is configured to obtain a steering angle of the working vehicle, and detect switching between tasks performed by the working vehicle in a farm field, when the steering angle is equal to or greater than a predetermined angle indicating the switching between tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki SUGO, Makoto HIRAI, Masaki NUMAKURA, Tomohiro SATO, Taiga HIGUCHI, Hiroyuki AZUMA
  • Publication number: 20220296548
    Abstract: A prophylactic or therapeutic agent for tauopathy, containing an inhibitor of ?2? of the voltage-dependent calcium channel is provided by the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Haruhisa Inoue, Keiko Imamura, Makoto Higuchi, Naruhiko Sahara, Maiko Ono
  • Publication number: 20220294207
    Abstract: A circuit is protected from sudden potential fluctuations that occur in a power ground. An in-vehicle protection apparatus includes a first Zener diode portion, a second Zener diode portion, a diode portion, and an intermediate conductive path. A voltage based on a power source is applied to the anode side of the diode portion. The intermediate conductive path is provided with a branch portion at one end, and forms a path between the cathode of the diode portion and the branch portion. The cathode of the first Zener diode portion is electrically connected to the branch portion and the anode of the first Zener diode portion is electrically connected to a power ground line. The cathode of the second Zener diode portion is electrically connected to the branch portion and the anode of the second Zener diode portion is electrically connected to a signal ground line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Kobayashi, Yutaka Higuchi, Kohei Oshima, Ibuki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20220282452
    Abstract: A tractor includes a working motor, a work machine including a roller configured to rotate by an output from the working motor, a support mechanism configured to support the work machine such that a working posture and a retracting posture are achievable, and a control device. The control device executes: an adherence amount acquisition process of acquiring an estimated adherence amount as an estimated value for the amount of mud attached to the roller; and a mud removal process of, when the estimated adherence amount is equal to or more than a determination adherence amount, removing the mud from the roller by driving the working motor in a state where the work machine takes the retracting posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki SUGO, Masaki NUMAKURA, Makoto HIRAI, Taiga HIGUCHI, Tomohiro SATO, Hiroyuki AZUMA
  • Patent number: 11418111
    Abstract: A power conversion circuit board (1) is a circuit board on which a power conversion circuit configured to convert a direct current into an alternating current is mounted. A low-voltage circuit (10b) to which a low voltage is applied and a high-voltage circuit (10a) to which a high voltage is applied are separately disposed in different areas on the same circuit board surface. Furthermore, part of wiring of the high-voltage circuit (10a) is formed on the circuit board surface, and the other wiring is constituted by a bus bar provided at a predetermined distance from the circuit board surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi
  • Patent number: 11413937
    Abstract: A current estimating device that estimates a capacitor current of a high-voltage circuit for driving a motor, wherein the current estimating device calculates a voltage utilization rate using the input voltage of an inverter included in the high-voltage circuit and the speed of the motor, calculates a first constant by applying the voltage utilization rate to a predetermined first arithmetic expression, and calculates the capacitor current of an electrical condenser included in the high-voltage circuit by multiplying the first constant by a motor current effective value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Hiroyuki Kamitani, Hiroto Higuchi, Masahiro Mori, Kyohei Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220133698
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ?-synuclein aggregate binding agent that has high binding selectivity for an ?-synuclein aggregate. The ?-synuclein aggregate binding agent contains a compound represented by a formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate thereof: in the formula (I), R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, acyl, and hydroxyalkyl; R3 is hydrogen or halogen; the ring A is a benzene or pyridine ring; the ring B is represented by the following formula (i) or (ii): R4 and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, halohydroxyalkoxy, and aminoalkyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Higuchi, Maiko Ono, Tetsuya Suhara, Meiei Cho
  • Publication number: 20220056020
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by the following formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate thereof: wherein: R1 and R2 are each separately selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, acyl, and hydroxyalkyl; R3 is hydrogen or halogen; ring A is a benzene ring or a pyridine ring; ring B is selected from the group consisting of the following formulas (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv): in the formula (ii), Ra is alkyl; R4 and R5 are each separately selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, halohydroxyalkoxy, and aminoalkyl; and represents a double bond or a triple bond. The above compound can be used as a molecular probe for imaging tau proteins that accumulate in the brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto HIGUCHI, Tetsuya SUHARA, Masahiro MARUYAMA, Meiei CHO, Hitoshi SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 11122177
    Abstract: An image reading device reads two types of documents, a first document having a first size and a second document having a second size larger than the first size. A controller of the device causes the first document reader to read the first document and generate image data when the operation unit accepts a command. The first document reader reads a portion of the second document and generates image data on tilt of the second document when the operation unit accepts a command. The document tilt detector detects tilt of the second document based on the image data for detecting tilt of the second document. The document transporter stops transport of the second document when the document tilt detector detects tilt of the second document. The second document reader reads the second document and generates image data when the document tilt detector detects no tilt of the second document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritomo Nakashima, Makoto Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20210275696
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a technique for imaging the brain of a live animal and application of the technique. A radiolabeled dibenzoazepine derivative, which shows excellent brain parmeability, high receptor selectivity and high quantitativity, is used for imaging a live animal body. A dibenzoazepine derivative is used for treating a disease in which hM4D receptor or hM3D receptor participates. Further, a radiolabeled dibenzoazepine derivative is used for imaging an axonal end which is innervated by a nerve cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
    Inventors: Takafumi MINAMIMOTO, Yuji NAGAI, Bin JI, Naohisa MIYAKAWA, Makoto HIGUCHI, Tetsuya SUHARA
  • Publication number: 20210044713
    Abstract: An image reading device reads two types of documents, a first document having a first size and a second document having a second size larger than the first size. A controller of the device causes the first document reader to read the first document and generate image data when the operation unit accepts a command. The first document reader reads a portion of the second document and generates image data on tilt of the second document when the operation unit accepts a command. The document tilt detector detects tilt of the second document based on the image data for detecting tilt of the second document. The document transporter stops transport of the second document when the document tilt detector detects tilt of the second document. The second document reader reads the second document and generates image data when the document tilt detector detects no tilt of the second document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: NORITOMO NAKASHIMA, MAKOTO HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200262829
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by the following formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate thereof. wherein: R1 and R2 are each separately selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, acyl, and hydroxyalkyl; R3 is hydrogen or halogen; ring A is a benzene ring or a pyridine ring; ring B is selected from the group consisting of the following formulas (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv): in the formula (ii), Ra is alkyl; R4 and R5 are each separately selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, halohydroxyalkoxy, and aminoalkyl; and [Formula 3] represents a double bond or a triple bond. The above compound can be used as a molecular probe for imaging tau proteins that accumulate in the brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto Higuchi, Tetsuya Suhara, Masahiro Maruyama, Meiei Cho, Hitoshi Shimada
  • Patent number: 10604516
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by the following formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate thereof. wherein: R1 and R2 are each separately selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, acyl, and hydroxyalkyl; R3 is hydrogen or halogen; ring A is a benzene ring or a pyridine ring; ring B is selected from the group consisting of the following formulas (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv): in the formula (ii), Ra is alkyl; R4 and R5 are each separately selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, halohydroxyalkoxy, and aminoalkyl; and ??[Formula 3] represents a double bond or a triple bond. The above compound can be used as a molecular probe for imaging tau proteins that accumulate in the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
    Inventors: Makoto Higuchi, Tetsuya Suhara, Masahiro Maruyama, Meiei Cho, Hitoshi Shimada
  • Publication number: 20200059567
    Abstract: A data communication device that performs e-mail communication includes: an e-mail transmitter that attaches an image to an e-mail, and then transmits the e-mail; an image data detector that detects a data amount of an input image; an image data amount determiner that determines whether or not a data amount of the image attached to the e-mail exceeds a preset data amount; a communication controller that enables transmission of the e-mail if the data amount of the image does not exceed the preset data amount; and a data amount controller that performs data amount reduction processing of reducing the image data amount if the data amount of the image exceeds the preset data amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: MAKOTO HIGUCHI, MOTOHIRO HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200018677
    Abstract: An inflammatory marker is calculated using a nonlinear function including, as variables, a parameter associated with an erythrocyte aggregation and another parameter associated with an erythrocyte density. The parameter associated with the erythrocyte aggregation is calculated based on a syllectogram measured from a blood specimen. The parameter associated with the erythrocyte density is measured from the blood specimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto HIGUCHI
  • Patent number: D966335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yoshizawa, Hirohiko Higuchi, Kyoko Yajima, Shohei Yoshida, Hiroshi Moriyasu, Makoto Katsukura
  • Patent number: D967183
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yoshizawa, Hirohiko Higuchi, Kyoko Yajima, Shohei Yoshida, Hiroshi Moriyasu, Makoto Katsukura