Patents by Inventor Makoto Kudo

Makoto Kudo 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: 10922963
    Abstract: A vehicle information processing apparatus detects the relative positions multiple vehicles that travel on a road having multiple lanes in the same direction. The apparatus includes a vehicle travel information acquisition unit configured to acquire at least one of position information and speed information measured for a first vehicle, and at least one of position information and speed information measured for a second vehicle included in the multiple vehicles, and a vehicle travel information processing unit configured to successively compare acquire first vehicle travel information with second vehicle travel information acquired, and determine that reciprocity which is attribute information indicating a state in which the first vehicle and the second vehicle travel in different lanes is established between the first vehicle and the second vehicle if it is determined that an event that cannot occur when the first vehicle and the second vehicle travel in the same lane occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Horita, Tsuneo Sobue, Makoto Kudo
  • Patent number: 10907241
    Abstract: Provided is an aluminum alloy plate for blow molding comprising: 0.3% by mass or more and 1.8% by mass or less of Mg; 0.6% by mass or more and 1.6% by mass or less of Si; and 0.2% by mass or more and 1.2% by mass or less of Mn; wherein, in at least one surface of the aluminum alloy plate for blow molding, X and Y satisfy the following relations: 0.10?X, and, Y??8.0X+10.8; wherein X represents the ratio of regions whose valley depth in a roughness curve is 0.3 ?m or more; and Y represents the yield stress upon deformation of the aluminum alloy plate for blow molding under predetermined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kudo, Makoto Saga
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210019877
    Abstract: Provided is an in-vehicle stereo camera which enables the continuation of automated driving if failures occur during imaging. A pair of captured images 301, 302, which is captured by a pair of imaging units so that both contain an overlapping region, are acquired (S201), it is determined whether an abnormal region is present in at least one of the pair of captured images, and if an abnormal region is present, the degree of impact from the abnormal region on an object recognition process of an object recognition unit is diagnosed (S202), and the processing content of the object recognition process is updated according to the degree of impact (S203).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shouji MURAMATSU, Takeshi SHIMA, Makoto KUDO
  • 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: 20210004018
    Abstract: Provided is a noise-canceling learning device capable of performing control so as to prevent performing processing such as useless deceleration at the same place in self driving, for example, on a highway, and a vehicle including the noise-canceling learning device. The detection determination processing unit 143 of the noise-canceling learning device 14 causes the perceived object to be stored in (a data table of) the information storage unit 144 as a determination object in association with the perceived object and the own vehicle position information, determines whether the perceived object perceived by the sensor recognition perceiving unit 141 and the determination object stored in (a data table of) the information storage unit 144 match based on the position of the own vehicle 1 estimated by the own vehicle position estimating unit 142, and determines whether the perceived object perceived by the sensor recognition perceiving unit 141 is correct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi TERUI, Makoto KUDO
  • Patent number: 10864634
    Abstract: A control device includes a processor wherein the processor is configured to: receive designation of one or more frequency components, generate one or more second control signals obtained by reducing at least one of the frequency components from a first control signal, generate one or more third control signals obtained using two control signals among the first control signal and the one or more second control signals, output one control signal among the first control signal, the one or more second control signals, and the one or more third control signals, and generate and output a driving signal to drive a robot based on the one control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto Kudo
  • Patent number: 10847298
    Abstract: A coil device includes a conductor and a terminal electrode. The conductor is embedded in a core body and wound in a coil shape. The terminal electrode is formed on an end surface of the core body and connected with a lead end of the conductor. The coil device further includes a dummy conductor embedded in the core body separately from the conductor. An end part of the dummy conductor exposed from the end surface of the core body separately from the lead end is connected with the terminal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kudo, Makoto Morita, Fuyuki Miura, Naoki Satou, Kyohei Tonoyama, Yasunori Chiba, Masanori Sugai, Junichi Aoyado
  • Patent number: 10843475
    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: November 24, 2020
    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: 20200298579
    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: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    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: 10769532
    Abstract: A rating prediction engine builds and applies models to predict ratings based on an analysis of textual reviews and comments. The engine can build multiple models simultaneously through distributed parallel model building that employs deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs). The engine can also incorporate user moment feature data, including user status and context information, to provide better performance and more accurate predictions. The engine can also employ heuristic unsupervised pre-training and/or adaptive over-fitting reduction for model building. In some instances, the techniques described herein can be used in a service to predict personalized ratings for reviews or other published items, in instances where the original author of the item did not include a rating and/or in instances where the publication channel does not provide a mechanism to enter ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Congwei Dang, Takuya Kudo, Takafumi Mizuno, Makoto Yomosa, Sayaka Tanaka, Miku Yoshio
  • Patent number: 10717287
    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: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    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: 20200209994
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus reduces necessary electric power for moving a touch pad of an input device to a predetermined height and maintaining the touch pad at the height, the touch panel creating a sense of touch when operated. The input device includes: a contact member to be in contact with a contact body; a housing for supporting the contact member in a movable manner; and a drive device for moving the contact member with respect to the housing, wherein the drive device is equipped with a rotatable rotary body, first magnets disposed on the rotary body, and second magnets disposed on the contact member, and wherein the first magnets and the second magnets are arranged so as to be able to face each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto ABE, Takeru MIKI, Atsushi KUDO, Masakazu TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10682862
    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: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    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: 20200034354
    Abstract: An in-vehicle processing device includes: a signal input unit that generates input data based on an input signal from outside; a processing unit that executes arithmetic processing for calculating output data based on the input data; a signal output unit that generates an output signal based on the output data to output the output signal to the outside; and a storage unit that stores application software for causing the processing unit to execute the arithmetic processing. The application software includes: a data management layer for managing object data which is a collection of data corresponding to a given target element on the storage unit; a data adaptation layer for generating the object data based on the input data to output the generated object data to the data management layer; and a data operation layer for acquiring the object data from the data management layer to calculate the output data based on the acquired object data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki HORITA, Kohei SAKURAI, Makoto KUDO, Kentaro YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200034592
    Abstract: An information processing system including a circuitry configured to detect first identification information used to identify a job, generate second identification information associated with the first identification information, and create a slip on which the first identification information and the second identification information are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime KAWASAKI, Makoto AOKI, Takeshi OGAWA, Koichi KUDO
  • Publication number: 20200035407
    Abstract: There is provided an insulated electric wire formed by covering a rectangular conductor wire having a rectangular cross-sectional shape with an insulating film. The insulating film is formed of an inner layer covering a surface of the rectangular conductor wire, and an outer layer covering a surface of the inner layer. A thickness (t1) of a section of the inner layer, which covers one short side of two facing short sides of the same length of a rectangular cross section of the rectangular conductor wire, is greater than a thickness (t2) (including that t2=0) of a section of the inner layer which covers the other short side. An elastic modulus and/or a yield stress of the inner layer are less than an elastic modulus and/or a yield stress of the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto Urushihara, Yasuhiko Kudo, Shintaro Iida, Hideaki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10518837
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body and a front wheel that is disposed anterior to the vehicle body and that is steerable about a steering axis. The vehicle body includes a vehicle body frame and a steering rotation unit that is supported on the vehicle body frame and that rotates about the steering axis. The vehicle includes a variable trail length mechanism. The variable trail length mechanism includes an oscillation unit that supports front forks that are disposed to be oscillatable in a fore-aft direction and that support the front wheel, and an electric motor that oscillates the oscillation unit. The electric motor is supported by the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Araki, Takashi Kudo, Toru Takenaka
  • Patent number: 10500867
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for reducing the likelihood of air bubbles flowing to a liquid ejection head, in a liquid tank mounted on a carriage. The liquid tank mounted on the carriage movable in a Y direction includes a liquid chamber, a liquid inlet port, an atmospheric air introduction portion, a liquid outlet, and a division wall arranged in the liquid chamber. The division wall has first division walls perpendicular to the Y direction in a mounted state on the carriage, and the liquid chamber includes a plurality of small liquid chambers partitioned by the first division walls, an upper communication portion allowing the small liquid chambers to be in communication with each other, and a lower communication portion positioned below the upper communication, and allowing the small liquid chambers to be in communication with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Sawadaishi, Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo
  • Publication number: 20190333386
    Abstract: A surrounding environment recognizing apparatus that is mounted on a vehicle and recognizes a surrounding environment of the vehicle includes: an own vehicle information acquiring unit that acquires own vehicle information about motion of the vehicle; a surrounding environment factor acquiring unit that acquires surrounding environment factor information about an environment factor around the vehicle; a time-of-presence range determining unit that determines, based on the own vehicle information, an own vehicle time-of-presence range representing a time-of-presence range of the vehicle for each position around the vehicle; and a risk-of-driving determining unit that determines a risk of driving in an area around the vehicle based on the own vehicle time-of-presence range and the surrounding environment factor information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yuki HORITA, Shigenori HAYASE, Makoto KUDO