Patents by Inventor Makoto Morita

Makoto Morita 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: 10328667
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for continuously manufacturing a stretchable sheet (3) with a thread-shaped elastic body (7) fixed between a pair of belt-shaped sheets (50, 60) in a stretched state, the method including a supply process of introducing the fed thread-shaped elastic body (7) to elastic body winding means (14) in a stretched state, a conveyance process of continuously winding the thread-shaped elastic body (7) to a thread-conveying longitudinal structure (12, 13) using the elastic body winding means (14) and conveying the wound thread-shaped elastic body in a longitudinal direction of the structure (12, 14), and an integration process of fixing the thread-shaped elastic body (7) as sandwiching between the sheets (50, 60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita, Makoto Kokubo, Kenji Ando
  • Patent number: 10319297
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device including: a driving transistor, a first switching transistor, and a pixel transistor each having a gate and a pair of terminals; a storage capacitor having a pair of terminals; and a light-emitting element having an input terminal and an output terminal. One terminal of the driving transistor is electrically connected to one terminal of the pixel transistor. The other terminal of the driving transistor is electrically connected to one terminal of the first switching transistor and the input terminal of the light-emitting element. The other terminal of the first switching transistor is electrically connected to the gate of the driving transistor and one terminal of the capacitor. The one terminal of the capacitor overlaps with an active region of the driving transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Morita, Hiroyuki Kimura, Makoto Shibusawa, Hiroshi Tabatake, Yasuhiro Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20190168017
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a phototherapy device and a phototherapy method that employ an LED as a light source and are capable of achieving an appropriate therapeutic effect while suppressing a healthy portion of a skin from being damaged by light in a short wavelength band. The phototherapy device comprises a light source unit configured to irradiate an affected area with phototherapeutic light in a UV-B region. The light source unit includes an LED element configured to emit light in the UV-B region, and the LED element emits light having a peak wavelength equal to or greater than 312 nm. Also, the LED element preferably emits light having a peak wavelength equal to or less than 315 nm, and the LED element preferably emits light having a light emission spectrum of which full width at half maximum is equal to or less than 20 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: Public University Corporation Nagoya City University, Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akimichi MORITA, Hideyuki MASUDA, Makoto KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10304386
    Abstract: A display device includes a switching element having a first input/output terminal electrically connected to a first signal line, a first wiring electrically connected to a second input/output terminal of the switching element, a transistor having a gate electrode connected to the first wiring, a second wiring electrically connected to a source or drain of the transistor, a pixel electrode connected to the second wiring, a first insulating layer which is arranged between the first wiring and the second wiring and is arranged between the first wiring and the pixel electrode, a second insulating layer between the first insulating layer and pixel electrode, and a conducting layer between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, the conducting layer including a region overlapping the pixel electrode. The conducting layer includes a dividing groove dividing the conducting layer into a plurality of regions at a region overlapping the pixel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ogawa, Hiroshi Tabatake, Hiroyuki Kimura, Tetsuo Morita, Makoto Shibusawa
  • Patent number: 10302062
    Abstract: An ignition control apparatus of the present embodiment controls operation of an ignition plug provided so as to ignite an air-fuel mixed gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Ishitani, Akimitsu Sugiura, Makoto Toriyama, Satoru Nakayama, Yuuki Kondou, Hisaharu Morita, Naoto Hayashi, Yuuto Tamei, Takashi Oono, Shunichi Takeda
  • Publication number: 20190139995
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including: a capacitor having a first electrode, a first insulating film over the first electrode, and a second electrode over the first insulating film; and a first transistor over the capacitor. The first transistor includes the second electrode, a second insulating film over the second electrode, an oxide semiconductor film over the second insulating film, and a first source electrode and a first drain electrode over the oxide semiconductor film. The first source electrode and the first drain electrode are electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuo MORITA, Hiroyuki KIMURA, Makoto SHIBUSAWA, Hiroshi TABATAKE, Yasuhiro OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190137999
    Abstract: An autonomous running vehicle transmits a camera image around the vehicle photographed by a camera to a remote monitoring center. An obstacle is detected on the basis of information obtained from autonomous sensors including the camera. When an obstacle is detected, the autonomous running vehicle is automatically stopped. The remote monitoring center determines, when the autonomous running vehicle automatically stops, whether or not the run of the autonomous running vehicle is permitted to restart on the basis of the received camera video. When it is determined that the autonomous running vehicle can be restarted, a departure signal is transmitted to the autonomous running vehicle. When the departure signal is received from the remote monitoring center, the autonomous running vehicle restarts running.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji TAGUCHI, Makoto MORITA
  • Publication number: 20190126766
    Abstract: The vehicle dispatching system accepts a dispatch request from a user, selects an autonomous vehicle matching with the dispatch request from among a plurality of autonomous vehicles, and dispatches a selected autonomous vehicle to the user. The plurality of autonomous vehicles include a plurality of battery-mounted vehicles having an in-vehicle battery capable of being charged externally as an energy source. Each of the plurality of battery-mounted vehicles performs charging at a charging station when a charging level of the in-vehicle battery decreases. The vehicle dispatching system comprises a management server including a processor for executing programs stored in memory, the management server programmed to act as a charging planning unit that changes an upper limit charging level of the in-vehicle battery when charging at the charging station according to a time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji TAGUCHI, Makoto MORITA
  • Publication number: 20190129438
    Abstract: The transportation vehicle determines whether the calculated distance is equal to or less than the predetermined distance (step S14). If the determination result of step S14 is positive, the transportation vehicle searches for the closest stoppable location to the current location (step S15). The transportation vehicle also performs the pause task at the closest stoppable location. The transportation vehicle performs visualization processing of the surrounding circumstances of the drop-off location, and displays the processed image on touch-screen. The user specifies the detailed drop-off location while looking at the touch-screen (step S16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto MORITA, Koji TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190130343
    Abstract: A baggage ? of a user UA is delivered from a position P1 to a position P2. A collection task of the baggage ? at the position P1 is carried out at time T1. A handover task of the baggage ? at the position P2 is carried out at time T2. From time T1 to time T2, a transportation service of a user UC is carried out. The transportation task of the user UC is carried out from a position P3 to a position P4. A pickup task of the user UC at the position P3 is carried out at time T3. A drop-off task of the user UC at the position P4 is carried out at time T4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji TAGUCHI, Makoto MORITA
  • Publication number: 20190118616
    Abstract: When receiving the transportation request from the user (step S200), the management center extracts the unoccupied vehicle according to the transportation request and selects it as a transportation vehicle (step S201). After selecting the transportation vehicle, the management center transmits to the transportation vehicle the transportation information including the instruction for start-up of air-conditioning (step S202). When receiving the drop-off completion information from the transportation vehicle (step S205), the management center selects the standby area (step S206) and transmits to the transportation vehicle standby information including the instruction for shut-down of air-conditioning (step S207).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto MORITA, Koji TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190025663
    Abstract: An electrochromic device includes: a first electrode which transmits light; a second electrode disposed opposite the first electrode; an electrolyte located between the first electrode and the second electrode, and containing metal depositable on one of the first electrode and the second electrode, according to a potential difference between the first electrode and the second electrode; a driver which applies a predetermined potential to a target electrode which is at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode; and a controller which changes a potential application portion of the target electrode to which the predetermined potential is applied, in a potential application period during which the predetermined potential is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi SUZUKI, Shotaro OGAWA, Makoto MORITA, Akira SHIOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190027287
    Abstract: A coil device includes a coil portion, an element body, and a terminal electrode. The coil portion is formed by a wire wound in a coil shape. The element body contains the coil portion where a part of an outer circumference of a lead-out part of the coil portion is exposed as an exposed portion from a bottom surface of the element body and where the rest of the outer circumference of the lead-out part of the coil portion is embedded as an embedded portion in the element body. The terminal electrode is formed on the bottom surface of the element body and connected with the exposed portion. An embedded length of the outer circumference of the lead-out part in the embedded portion is larger than a substantially half of a full length of the outer circumference of the lead-out part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KUDO, Makoto MORITA, Fuyuki MIURA
  • Publication number: 20190018296
    Abstract: An electrochromic element includes: a first electrode which transmits light; a second electrode disposed opposite the first electrode; and an electrolyte containing metal and located between the first electrode and the second electrode. The metal is depositable on one of the first electrode and the second electrode, according to a voltage applied between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a second deposition voltage at which deposition of the metal on the second electrode starts is higher than a first deposition voltage at which deposition of the metal on the first electrode starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi SUZUKI, Shotaro OGAWA, Makoto MORITA, Akira SHIOKAWA
  • Patent number: 10147540
    Abstract: In a planar coil element and a method for producing the same, a metal magnetic powder-containing resin containing an oblate or needle-like first metal magnetic powder contains a second metal magnetic powder having an average particle size (1 ?m) smaller than that (32 ?m) of the first metal magnetic powder, which significantly reduces the viscosity of the metal magnetic powder-containing resin. Therefore, the metal magnetic powder-containing resin is easy to handle when applied to enclose a coil unit, which makes it easy to produce the planar coil element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei Tonoyama, Makoto Morita, Tomokazu Ito, Hitoshi Ohkubo, Manabu Ohta, Yoshihiro Maeda, Yuuya Kaname, Hideharu Moro
  • Publication number: 20180337001
    Abstract: An electronic component includes an element body, an external electrode, and a resin film having electrical insulation properties. The element body includes a principal surface and a side surface adjacent to the principal surface. The external electrode includes a first electrode portion disposed on the principal surface and a second electrode portion disposed on the side surface. The resin film is disposed on the principal surface and is in contact with the principal surface. Each of the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion includes a conductive resin layer disposed on the element body. A conductive resin layer included in the first electrode portion is disposed on the resin film and is in contact with the resin film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji TOZAWA, Masashi SHIMOYASU, Makoto YOSHINO, Takuo ABE, Akihiko OIDE, Tsutomu ONO, Shinichi SATO, Makoto MORITA, Shinichi SATO, Hidekazu SATO, Masashi KITAZAKI, Naoki UCHIDA, Masahiro KATO
  • Patent number: 10050501
    Abstract: A brushless motor includes a first motor unit and a second motor unit having a common rotary shaft and coupled to each other in an axial direction in which the rotary shaft extends, and two resolvers configured to respectively detect a rotation angle of the first motor unit and a rotation angle of the second motor unit. The two resolvers are arranged in the first motor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi Nakano, Takeru Matsumoto, Daisuke Miyata, Makoto Morita, Akihiro Yanaka
  • Publication number: 20180226184
    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: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KUDO, Makoto MORITA, Fuyuki MIURA, Naoki SATOU, Kyohei TONOYAMA, Yasunori CHIBA, Masanori SUGAI, Junichi AOYADO
  • Patent number: 10000118
    Abstract: A vehicle clutch control device is provided for switching from a two-wheel drive traveling to a four-wheel drive traveling. The vehicle clutch control device includes a dog clutch that separates a rear wheel drive from a front wheel drive by releasing the dog clutch, an electronically controlled coupling that distributes a driving force of a transverse engine to left and right rear wheels in accordance with a clutch connection capacity, and a four-wheel drive control unit. The four-wheel drive control unit switches the drive mode to one of a disconnect two-wheel drive mode in which the dog clutch and the electronically controlled coupling are released, a connect four-wheel drive mode in which the dog clutch and the electronically controlled coupling are engaged, and a stand-by two-wheel drive mode in which the dog clutch is engaged while the electronically controlled coupling is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Ogawa, Atsuhiro Mori, Shunichi Mitsuishi, Makoto Morita, Tetsu Takaishi
  • Patent number: 9981552
    Abstract: A clutch control device is provided for a four-wheel drive vehicle for transmitting drive force to the rear wheels. The clutch control device includes a dog clutch and a friction clutch, and a 4WD control unit that controls the engagement and disengagement of the dog clutch and the friction clutch. The 4WD control unit is switchable between a two-wheel drive mode and a four-wheel drive mode. The 4WD control unit is programmed to control engagement of the dog clutch so that the dog clutch is engaged after the friction clutch is engaged and the dog clutch is synchronized. During engagement of the dog clutch, the 4WD control unit is programmed to reduce a transmission torque of the friction clutch when the dog clutch engagement standby state is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Ogawa, Atsuhiro Mori, Shunichi Mitsuishi, Makoto Morita, Tetsu Takaishi