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: 20210051417
    Abstract: A thin-film filter includes thin-film part having a film surface and a rear film surface arranged at the rear side of the film surface, a plurality of through holes, being formed to penetrate the thin-film part from the film surface to the rear film surface, the through holes are formed along by a slanting direction being made an acute angle or an obtuse angle with the film surface, and stripes-formed inner wall surfaces. The stripes-formed inner wall surfaces include stripe-like parts formed along by the slanting direction. The stripes-formed inner wall surfaces are formed inside the respective through holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Take, Masashi Shiraishi, Toyotaka Kobayashi, Makoto Yoshida, Anthony Reymund Melad Binarao, Cheng Bu Heng
  • Patent number: 10922910
    Abstract: A key information sharing system includes a delivery device that delivers key information as first information for a control device equipped in an object and a user terminal that receives the first information delivered from the delivery device. The delivery device adds second information that allows the first information to be transferred between the user terminal and a third-party terminal without the delivery device, to the first information to be delivered to the user terminal. The user terminal transmits the first information to the third-party terminal in response to an input operation by a user, when the user terminal receives the first information to which the second information has been added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuichi Suzuki, Yuki Ito, Hiroyasu Shiokawa, Yasumasa Kobayashi, Naoki Yamamuro, Makoto Akahane
  • Patent number: 10919494
    Abstract: A distribution device includes a server device configured to distribute key information to a portable terminal. The key information is used for a key system that determines whether or not to lock and unlock a vehicle, to make the vehicle travel, and to use a content providing device that provides digital contents in a vehicle cabin of the vehicle by transmitting the key information from the portable terminal to the vehicle. The server device is configured to distribute the key information to which restricted function information is added, to the portable terminal. The restricted function information is information indicating that locking and unlocking of the vehicle and use of the content providing device are permitted but traveling of the vehicle is not permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuichi Suzuki, Yuki Ito, Hiroyasu Shiokawa, Yasumasa Kobayashi, Naoki Yamamuro, Makoto Akahane
  • Patent number: 10921767
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an encoder system includes an encoder and an interface. The encoder detects the position and speed of a motor, and generates A-, B- and Z-phase signals. The interface includes an AB waveform recognition circuitry to recognize a waveform of an AB phase, a Z waveform recognition circuitry to recognize a period of an enable state of a Z phase, a starting point storage device to store a value of the AB phase when the Z phase changes and stores an AB-phase change pattern, a starting point recognition circuitry to generate an interrupt signal, and a rotation angle counter to start a new count of the rotation angle of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Makoto Kanda, Shigeru Itoh, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Wataru Furuichi, Kiyoshige Taga, Kazuma Takeda
  • Patent number: 10915994
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device to form a correction image, an image density detector to detect image densities of a plurality of areas in the correction image, and circuitry to correct an image formation condition of the image forming device based on detected image densities of the plurality of areas. The circuitry replaces a detected image density of an area of interest selected from the plurality of areas with an average value of detected image densities of two or more areas including adjacent areas adjacent to the area of interest and corrects the image formation condition of the image forming device based on the detected image densities of the plurality of areas after replacement when a difference between the detected image density of the area of interest and at least one of the detected image densities of the adjacent areas exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamura, Makoto Yasuda, Kazumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10910980
    Abstract: In a control device for a switched reluctance motor, a voltage drop control is executed in which a voltage dropped to be lower than a voltage applied in a case where the switched reluctance motor is driven in a high-load region is applied to the switched reluctance motor, in a case where the switched reluctance motor is driven in a low-load region. The low-load region is a lower load region than the high-load region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo University of Science Foundation
    Inventors: Junichi Deguchi, Makoto Funahashi, Kensuke Yoshizue, Nobukazu Hoshi, Tomoya Abe, Yusuke Kobayashi, Yosuke Murakami
  • Patent number: 10910156
    Abstract: A power storage module includes: a power storage element; a cooling member that has a coolant and a sealing body hermetically sealing the coolant, is stacked on the power storage element, and is configured to form a bulging portion by deformation of the sealing body caused by evaporation of the coolant in a region not overlapping the power storage element; a heat transfer plate that is stacked on the power storage element with the cooling member sandwiched therebetween; and an elastic member that abuts with the heat transfer plate and the bulging portion and is elastically deformable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES. LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Akihisa Hosoe, Yoshiyuki Hirose, Akihiro Nagafuchi, Tomoharu Takeyama, Eiichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210024030
    Abstract: Problem: To provide a side airbag device that can improve restraint performance by efficiently suppressing oscillation of an airbag cushion. Resolution Means: A side airbag device 100 is provided with: a vertically long rear chamber 116, a front chamber 118 that is inflated and deployed forward and upward from the rear chamber 116, an inflator 108 contained within a rear part of the rear chamber 116, and a cloth-like first tether 112 that is provided outside of the rear chamber 116, has a front end 122 connected to a front edge portion 124 of the rear chamber 116, and has a rear end 126 connected to the rear part of the rear chamber 116, and which is tensioned when the rear chamber 116 is inflated and deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Makoto FUMA, Yuto KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210025192
    Abstract: Provided is a fence which can prevent a person from clambering over the fence while ensuring sufficient ventilation. The fence includes: a plurality of posts; a pair of plate members extending in a horizontal direction and spaced away from each other in a vertical direction; and a blocking member arranged in the space between the plate members for keeping a foot of a person from entering the space between the plate members to prevent the person from clambering over the fence, wherein a lower end of the blocking member is spaced upward from the plate member at a lower position, and defines a lower gap against an upper surface of the plate member at the lower position, the lower gap having such a dimension as to keep a tip of the foot of the person from entering the lower gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD.
    Inventors: Aya MIYAGI, Hiroyuki SUITSU, Yoichi KOBAYASHI, Makoto NAKATANI, Eiji YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210023850
    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: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Ryoichi TANAKA, Manabu AKAHANE, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Naomi KIMURA, Hideki OKUMURA, Shoma KUDO, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Hiroaki SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10900524
    Abstract: A sealing member of a bearing device for vehicle wheel including: a sealing plate having a sealing plate fitting section (7a) fitted to an inner circumferential surface of an outer ring, an annular support section (7c) extending radially inwardly from the sealing plate fitting section, and sealing lips provided on one side surface of the support section; and a slinger (8) having a slinger fitting section (8a) fitted to the outer circumferential surface of an inner ring (4) and an annular upright plate section (8b) extending radially outwardly from the slinger fitting section and facing the support section. The plurality of sealing lips are in contact with one side surface of the upright plate section or with the slinger fitting section, the support section is bent to form an annular groove section, and the outer peripheral portion of the upright plate section is bent to form a cylindrical wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Seki, Hisanori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10902107
    Abstract: An information processing system provides a web service to an information processing device having personal information from a server device providing the web service. The server device includes: an issuing unit that issues an access token in response to a request from the information processing device; an authentication unit that receives a service provision request from the information processing device and authenticates the access token; and a transmission unit that transmits a command for using the personal information to the information processing device when the access token is authenticated. The information processing device includes: a registration requesting unit that requests the server device to register the information processing device; a provision requesting unit that transmits the service provision request to the server device using the issued access token; and a utilization unit that uses the personal information in accordance with the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10889123
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 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 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 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 41-45 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: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20210006701
    Abstract: An imaging control device includes: a brightness measurer that acquires a first captured image signal obtained from an imager imaging a subject through a focus lens, and obtains brightness of each of divided areas of a focusing target area set in the first captured image signal; an imaging condition controller that controls an imaging condition of the imager to a state where brightness of a lowest divided area which is one of the divided areas having lowest brightness is set to the set value; a transmittance controller that decreases brightness of other divided areas than the lowest divided area by controlling light transmittance of the areas corresponding to the other divided areas; and a focusing controller that performs focusing control for the focus lens based on the focusing target area of a second captured image signal in a specific state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi SAKURABU, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Ryo HASEGAWA, Tomonori MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200405647
    Abstract: Provided is a shell composition that is formed with a water-insoluble powder such as starch and/or a water-soluble polymer such as dextrin as a base component, and with locust bean gum and/or xanthan gum as a gelling agent. This shell composition enables a novel shell composition which can favorably form a shell without using carrageenan, has favorable properties that enable the shell composition to substitute traditional shells that use a gelatin shell or carrageenan, and comprises a plant-derived base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya KURIHARA, Makoto MIWA, Tomokazu OKAYAMA, Keiichi KUBOTA, Takanori KOBAYASHI, Rei IWATA, Kenta YAMANISHI
  • Publication number: 20200410385
    Abstract: A learning unit of a learning system generates a learning model, the learning model being configured to input rehabilitation data about rehabilitation and predict feedback control to be performed, the rehabilitation being performed by a trainee using a rehabilitation support system. The rehabilitation support system performs the feedback control based on motivation information of the trainee. The rehabilitation data includes at least training data including the motivation information of the trainee and feedback information indicating the feedback control. The learning unit generates the learning model by using, as teacher data, the rehabilitation data that is obtained when the motivation information is one that causes such a change that the motivation of the trainee is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhisa OTSUKI, Issei NAKASHIMA, Manabu YAMAMOTO, Makoto KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200406088
    Abstract: Appropriate housing equipment according to the physical ability of a trainee who has performed rehabilitation in order to restore or maintain the physical ability is easily presented. A housing equipment presentation apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store definition information defining housing equipment information according to a physical ability, an acquisition unit configured to externally acquire physical ability information of a trainee who has performed training in order to restore or maintain his/her physical ability, a conversion unit configured to convert the acquired physical ability information into the housing equipment information based on the definition information, and an output unit configured to output presentation information including the converted housing equipment information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhisa OTSUKI, Issei NAKASHIMA, Manabu YAMAMOTO, Takuma NAKAMURA, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Masayuki IMAIDA
  • Publication number: 20200410339
    Abstract: A learning unit of a learning system generates the following learning model. That is, this learning model is a model that inputs rehabilitation data for each predetermined period and predicts a change in index data, the rehabilitation data being data about rehabilitation performed by a trainee using a rehabilitation support system, the index data indicating at least one of a symptom, a physical ability, and a degree of recovery of the trainee. This rehabilitation data includes at least the index data and training data of the trainee, the training data being acquired during the rehabilitation in the rehabilitation support system. Further, the learning unit generates the learning model by using, as teacher data, data obtained in a period until the index data reaches a predetermined target level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhisa OTSUKI, Issei NAKASHIMA, Manabu YAMAMOTO, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Masayuki IMAIDA
  • Publication number: 20200411194
    Abstract: A learning device includes a data acquisition unit configured to acquire rehabilitation data from a rehabilitation support device having an actuator configured to assist a rehabilitation movement of a trainee and a sensor configured to detect data on the rehabilitation movement assisted by the actuator, a data generation unit configured to generate, as data for learning, the rehabilitation data that includes detected data corresponding to a detection result by the sensor, and a learning unit configured to generate, by performing machine learning using the data for learning, a learning model that outputs an index indicating a movement ability of the trainee, upon receiving an input of the detected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Otsuki, Issei Nakashima, Hiroaki Daba, Makoto Kobayashi, Masayuki Imaida
  • Publication number: 20200410887
    Abstract: A rehabilitation support system in which, when a trainee performs rehabilitation using a rehabilitation support apparatus, a training assistant who assists the trainee can give rehabilitation support while taking a motivation of the trainee into consideration is provided. A rehabilitation support system including a rehabilitation support apparatus includes an acquisition unit, an output unit, and a feedback unit. The acquisition unit acquires motivation information indicating a motivation for rehabilitation performed by a trainee using the rehabilitation support apparatus, the motivation information including at least line-of-sight information of the trainee. The output unit outputs a degree indicating the motivation of the trainee based on the motivation information acquired by the acquisition unit. The feedback unit feeds back the degree output from the output unit to the rehabilitation support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhisa OTSUKI, Issei NAKASHIMA, Manabu YAMAMOTO, Makoto KOBAYASHI