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: 11227721
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: 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: 11221536
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Shotaro Ogawa, Makoto Morita, Akira Shiokawa
  • Publication number: 20210389651
    Abstract: A light source device includes: a light emitting element; a heat slinger including a first surface in contact with the light emitting element and a second surface opposite to the first surface; a thermoelectric element including a heat absorbing surface in contact with the second surface and a heat radiating surface opposite to the heat absorbing surface, the thermoelectric element producing a temperature difference upon having current flowing in the thermoelectric element; a heat sink in contact with the heat radiating surface; a frame body that is open in a stacking direction of the light emitting element, the heat slinger, the thermoelectric element, and the heat sink, and supports the light emitting element, the heat slinger, the thermoelectric element, and the heat sink in a stacked state; and a sealing member that is filled in the frame body to cover the heat slinger and the thermoelectric element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi MATSUI, Shigekazu YAMAGISHI, Toshihiko MATSUDA, Makoto MORITA
  • Patent number: 11187956
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Shotaro Ogawa, Makoto Morita, Akira Shiokawa
  • Publication number: 20210358683
    Abstract: An electronic component according to the present invention includes: a leadout electrode portion provided on an outer surface of an element main body; and a resin electrode layer formed at a part of the outer surface of the element main body and connected to the leadout electrode portion. The leadout electrode portion contains copper as a main component, and the resin electrode layer includes a conductor powder containing silver, and a resin. Further, a diffusion layer containing copper oxide and silver is formed at an interface between the leadout electrode portion and the resin electrode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyosuke INUI, Makoto MORITA, Takashi KUDO, Toshiyuki ANBO, Kyohei TONOYAMA, Fuyuki MIURA, Masanori SUGAI, Eietsu ABE, Toru TONOGAI, Yuichi OYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20210325871
    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: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji TAGUCHI, Makoto Morita
  • Publication number: 20210316628
    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: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji TAGUCHI, Makoto MORITA
  • Patent number: 11052780
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Taguchi, Makoto Morita
  • 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: 10838281
    Abstract: There is provided a display device having an electrochromic element placed in the display device. The electrochromic element has: a light transmittance of 70% or more and a light reflectance of 20% or less at a central wavelength of a visible spectrum when in a transparent state; and a light reflectance of 65% or more at the central wavelength of the visible spectrum when in a mirror state. By this, the display device is not only highly effective in terms of light-shielding, heat blocking, screening, etc., but is also switchable between a transmissive type and a reflective type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shotaro Ogawa, Koji Aoto, Akira Shiokawa, Makoto Morita, Takashi Ishikawa, Takashi Suzuki, Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • 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