Patents by Inventor Makoto Kobayashi

Makoto Kobayashi 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: 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: 20240109522
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus includes a surrounding sensor capable of detecting a first object which is a moving object present in a predetermined first area including a direct front of the own vehicle and a second object which is a moving object present in a predetermined second area including a front lateral area of the own vehicle; and a control unit configured to execute the autonomous braking control for automatically applying braking force to the own vehicle when a collision condition is satisfied, the collision condition being satisfied when there is a possibility that the own vehicle collides with a moving object. The control unit is configured to, when a target object which is a moving object satisfying the collision condition is the second object, reduce a magnitude of the braking force applied by the autonomous braking control, as compared to when the target object is the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto KOBAYASHI, Yuusuke Izumi
  • Publication number: 20240114260
    Abstract: An imaging element includes a reading circuit that reads out pixel data obtained by imaging a subject at a first frame rate, a memory that stores the read pixel data, and an output circuit that outputs image data based on the stored pixel data at a second frame rate. The first frame rate is a frame rate higher than the second frame rate. The pixel data includes phase difference pixel data and non-phase difference pixel data different from the phase difference pixel data. The reading circuit reads out the pixel data of each of a plurality of frames in parallel within an output period defined by the second frame rate as a period in which the image data of one frame is output, and performs reading of the non-phase difference pixel data and a plurality of reading of the phase difference pixel data within the output period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Hitoshi SAKURABU, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Ryo HASEGAWA, Tomoyuki KAWAI
  • 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: 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: 11938739
    Abstract: An ink refill container includes a container main body including an ink storage chamber, an ink outlet-forming portion provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion is closer to the container main body than the valve is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 11940214
    Abstract: A freeze-dried product continuously manufactured by being dried while smoothly moving in a state of receiving a mechanical force in a freeze-drying apparatus 1. The freeze-drying apparatus 1 includes a freezing unit 2 for producing a frozen substance by spraying a raw material solution; and a drying unit 3 for drying the frozen substance. The drying unit 3 has a tubular shape and includes a tubular member 31 kept in a vacuum state, and a spiral wall or groove portion is formed on an inner wall of the tubular member 31 continuously in a longitudinal direction of the tubular member 31. A heat is transferred to the inner wall of the tubular member 31 and the spiral wall or groove portion. The tubular member 31 is configured to be rotated to transfer the freeze-dried product in the longitudinal direction of the tubular member 31 and sublimate or dry the freeze-dried product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: MII, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuji Morimoto, Makoto Takehara, Masato Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20240091899
    Abstract: A polishing apparatus which can efficiently polish an entirety of a back surface of a substrate, with the back surface facing downward, is disclosed. The polishing apparatus includes: a substrate holder configured to rotate the substrate; a polishing head configured to polish the back surface of the substrate; a tape advancing device; and a translational rotating mechanism configured to cause the polishing head to make a translational rotating motion. The substrate holder includes a plurality of rollers which are rotatable about their own axes. The plurality of rollers have substrate-holding surfaces capable of contacting a periphery of the substrate. The polishing head is disposed below the substrate-holding surfaces. The polishing head includes a polishing blade configured to press the polishing tape against the back surface of the substrate, and a pressing mechanism configured to push the polishing blade upward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Kenichi KOBAYASHI, Masayuki NAKANISHI, Makoto KASHIWAGI, Manao HOSHINA
  • Publication number: 20240085107
    Abstract: A freeze-dried product continuously manufactured by being dried while smoothly moving in a state of receiving a mechanical force in a freeze-drying apparatus 1. The freeze-drying apparatus 1 includes a freezing unit 2 for producing a frozen substance by spraying a raw material solution; and a drying unit 3 for drying the frozen substance. The drying unit 3 has a tubular shape and includes a tubular member 31 kept in a vacuum state, and a spiral wall or groove portion is formed on an inner wall of the tubular member 31 continuously in a longitudinal direction of the tubular member 31. A heat is transferred to the inner wall of the tubular member 31 and the spiral wall or groove portion. The tubular member 31 is configured to be rotated to transfer the freeze-dried product in the longitudinal direction of the tubular member 31 and sublimate or dry the freeze-dried product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Shuji MORIMOTO, Makoto TAKEHARA, Masato KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20240087781
    Abstract: A powder magnetic core capable of achieving a low loss in a high frequency range is provided. A powder magnetic core according to the present disclosure is a powder magnetic core in which a magnetic powder is bonded via a binder layer. A volume filling percentage of the magnetic powder included in the powder magnetic core is 85 volume % or higher, and a value obtained by dividing a BET specific surface area (m2/g) of the powder magnetic core by a specific surface area (m2/g) calculated using outer dimensions of the powder magnetic core is 5000 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto YAMAKI, Naoto ONISHI, Akiri URATA, Kenichiro KOBAYASHI, Yu KANAMORI, Hiroshi SHIMA, Shun MIKOSHIBA
  • Publication number: 20240088688
    Abstract: A storage battery management device according to one embodiment includes a hardware processor that causes a display device to display first remaining life information and second remaining life information. The first remaining life information indicates current remaining life of a storage battery system. The first remaining life information is calculated on the basis of a state of health (SOH) of each of multiple storage battery modules constituting the storage battery system. The second remaining life information indicates remaining life of the storage battery system and corresponds to a case where one or more of the multiple storage battery modules are replaced with one or more other storage battery modules. The second remaining life information is calculated on the basis of an SOH of each storage battery module not being replaced and an SOH of each of the one or more other storage battery modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto IDE, Mami MIZUTANI, Yukitaka MONDEN, Masako KIUCHI, Takenori KOBAYASHI, Takahiro KASE, Kenji MITSUMOTO, Yoshihisa SUMIDA
  • Publication number: 20240087807
    Abstract: A powder magnetic core according to an aspect of the present disclosure is a powder magnetic core in which a magnetic powder is bonded via a binder layer. The powder magnetic core contains 88 volume % or more of magnetic powder, and when a cross-sectional photograph of the powder magnetic core is taken, an area of the cross-sectional photograph having a size of 10000 ?m2 is divided into unit areas, one or more of the unit areas in which the size of a cross-sectional area of a binder accounts for 50% or more of the unit area are extracted as specific unit areas, and the percentage of the number of specific unit areas with respect to the total number of unit areas is equal to or larger than 0.2% but equal to or smaller than 3.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Shun MIKOSHIBA, Hiroshi SHIMA, Kenichiro KOBAYASHI, Akiri URATA, Makoto YAMAKI, Naoto ONISHI
  • Patent number: 11925458
    Abstract: A motion state monitoring system, a training support system, a motion state monitoring method, and a program capable of suitably managing measurement results according to an attaching direction of a sensor are provided. A motion state monitoring system according to the present disclosure monitors a motion state of a target part of a subject's body. The motion state monitoring system includes an acquisition unit, an attaching direction detection unit, and a control processing unit. The acquisition unit acquires sensing information of a sensor attached to the target part. The attaching direction detection unit detects an attaching direction of the sensor. The control processing unit outputs information related to the sensing information in association with the attaching direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kobayashi, Toru Miyagawa, Issei Nakashima, Keisuke Suga, Masayuki Imaida, Manabu Yamamoto, Yohei Otaka, Masaki Katoh, Asuka Hirano, Taiki Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20240080410
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a storage portion that stores captured image data obtained by imaging a subject by an imaging element and is incorporated in the imaging element, an output portion that is incorporated in the imaging element, and a plurality of signal processing portions that are disposed outside the imaging element, in which the output portion includes a plurality of output lines each disposed in correspondence with each of the plurality of signal processing portions and outputs each of a plurality of pieces of image data into which the captured image data stored in the storage portion is divided, to a corresponding signal processing portion among the plurality of signal processing portions from the plurality of output lines, and any of the plurality of signal processing portions combines the plurality of pieces of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto KOBAYASHI, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Ryo HASEGAWA, Hitoshi SAKURABU
  • Publication number: 20240069106
    Abstract: A storage battery management device includes an acquisition unit, a selection unit, an estimation unit, and a display control unit. The acquisition unit acquires a battery characteristic and an operation condition of a storage battery device. The selection unit selects data values from a data value group of a data item in which variation in data value is caused out of data items included in the battery characteristic and the acquired operation condition. The estimation unit estimates, for each of the selected data values, a battery characteristic after operation corresponding to a case where the storage battery device is operated under the operation condition. The battery characteristic is estimated on the basis of the battery characteristic and the operation condition acquired by the acquisition unit. The display control unit displays the battery characteristic estimated by the estimation unit in a comparable state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukitaka MONDEN, Makoto IDE, Masako KIUCHI, Mami MIZUTANI, Kenji MITSUMOTO, Takahiro KASE, Takenori KOBAYASHI, Yoshihisa SUMIDA
  • Publication number: 20240069478
    Abstract: A sheet type discrimination device includes: a first light source unit that irradiates a sheet with light having a first wavelength and light having a second wavelength; a detection unit that detects light from the sheet and acquires a detection value based on the light; and a control unit that derives a determination result of a type of the sheet, wherein the first light source unit and the detection unit are located on a same side with respect to the sheet, the detection value includes: a first detection value; and a second detection value, and the control unit discriminates first-type recycled paper by first processing using the first detection value, and discriminates second-type recycled paper different from the first-type recycled paper by second processing using the second detection value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Daisuke KOBAYASHI, Shohei DOKIYA, Makoto OOKI, Takafumi YUASA, Takaki UEMURA, Masahiko TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20240066891
    Abstract: A heating apparatus, an image forming apparatus, and a liquid discharge apparatus. The heating apparatus includes a heating roller having a heat source inside, an end holder in which a portion of the heat source is disposed, the end holder holding an axial end of the heating roller rotatably, and an air supply device configured to supply air into the end holder in a direction intersecting with an axial direction of the heating roller. The heating apparatus includes a heating roller having a heat source inside, and an end holder in which a portion of the heat source is disposed, the end holder rotatably holding an axial end of the heating roller. In the heating apparatus, the end holder has an air inlet opening through which air is supplied into the end holder and an air outlet opening through which air is ejected outside from inside the end holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Akitomo KUWABARA, Noriaki TAKENAGA, Hiroshi TAKAKI, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Kohji KUWANA, Junichi MORIBE, Takuto KIDO
  • Publication number: 20240072132
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: an insulated gate electrode structure provided in a semiconductor substrate; a base region; a first main electrode region; a contact plug buried in a trench penetrating the first main electrode region to reach the base region with a barrier metal film interposed; an interlayer insulating film provided with a contact hole integrally connected to the trench; a contact region provided in contact with a bottom of the trench; and a second main electrode region, wherein an opening width at a lower end of the contact hole conforms to a width at an opening of the trench, an upper part of a side wall continued from the opening of the trench has a curved surface convex to an outside, and a lower part of the side wall continuously connected to the bottom of the trench has a curved surface convex to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke KOBAYASHI, Makoto ENDOU, Shiomi INOUE
  • Patent number: 11910115
    Abstract: An imaging element incorporates a reading portion, a storage portion, a processing portion, and an output portion. The reading portion reads out image data obtained by imaging from a photoelectric conversion element at a first frame rate. The storage portion stores the image data read out from the photoelectric conversion element. The processing portion processes the image data. The output portion outputs the image data processed by the processing portion at a second frame rate. The processing portion detects first image data indicating a specific image from the image data stored in the storage portion. The output portion outputs second image data based on image data different from the first image data detected by the processing portion in the image data of a plurality of frames. The second frame rate is a frame rate lower than the first frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazufumi Sugawara, Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Kawai, Hitoshi Sakurabu, Ryo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11901234
    Abstract: There is provided a method of processing a wafer having devices formed in respective areas on a face side thereof that are demarcated by a plurality of crossing projected dicing lines on the face side. The method of processing a wafer includes a wafer unit forming step of forming a wafer unit having a wafer, a tape, and an annular frame, a dividing step of dividing the wafer along the projected dicing lines into a plurality of device chips, a pick-up step of picking up one at a time of the device chips from the wafer unit, and a measuring step of measuring the device chip picked up in the pick-up step. The method also includes a distinguishing step, before the pick-up step, of inspecting properties of the devices to distinguish acceptable devices and defective devices among the devices and storing distinguished results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Mori, Makoto Kobayashi, Kazunari Tamura, Okito Umehara