Patents by Inventor Makoto Otsubo

Makoto Otsubo 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: 20210003856
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image display device includes a display 11 divided into sections 13 in each of which displayed are small images 12a to 12d each having a plurality of minute images 14, a shutter panel 16 disposed in front of the display 11 and including first mechanical shutters 17, which are arranged side by side in units of the minute image 14 and time-divisionally divide each section 13 per each of the small images 12a to 12d by switching on and off in units of the minute image 14, and an image forming panel 23 including image forming means 24 arranged side by side for forming an image from light rays from each of the small images 12a to 12d passing through the first mechanical shutters 17 when the first mechanical shutters 17 are on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Asukanet Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10858964
    Abstract: A single-row planetary bearing includes a single row of spherical rolling elements between an outer ring and an inner ring. A planetary gear is supported by a thrust bearing portion and is radially supported by the outer ring. The planetary gear performs a planetary motion while engaging with a driving rotor and a driven rotor at an eccentric side to adjust a rotational phase between the driving rotor and the driven rotor. The thrust bearing portion supports the planetary gear that is tilting with respect to the revolution centerline. The planetary gear has a recessed portion opened toward the thrust bearing portion. When the rotational phase is adjusted to a specific phase, the recessed portion is positioned at an anti-eccentric side opposite to the eccentric side with respect to a rotation centerline of the planetary gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Otsubo, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200248593
    Abstract: A valve timing adjustment device includes: a first rotatable body that is rotated about a rotational axis synchronously with one of a drive shaft and a driven shaft of an engine; and a second rotatable body that is rotated about the rotational axis synchronously with the other one of the drive shaft and the driven shaft. The first rotatable body includes: a fastening portion, a slide portion and a bearing portion. The fastening portion is fastened to the one of the drive shaft and the driven shaft. The bearing portion includes an outer peripheral surface that is opposed to an inner peripheral surface of the second rotatable body, and the bearing portion rotatably supports the second rotatable body. The fastening portion projects on one axial side of the slide portion and the bearing portion in an axial direction toward the one of the drive shaft and the driven shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Soichi KINOUCHI, Kenji TADA, Makoto OTSUBO
  • Patent number: 10690820
    Abstract: A retroreflector 10 is provided, which includes light reflecting grooves 11a arranged in parallel and partition walls 15 that are arranged in parallel at predetermined intervals and that orthogonally intersect with the light reflecting grooves 11a on an upper side 12 of a flat plate block 11, in which the light reflecting groove 11a is provided with first and second light reflecting surfaces 13 and 14 that orthogonally intersect with each other, and the partition wall 15 is provided with a draft that upwardly becomes smaller in width, and the partition wall 15 has a perpendicular light-reflecting surface 19 orthogonally intersecting with the first and second light reflecting surfaces 13 and 14 on its one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ASUKANET COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20200158926
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a stereoscopic image forming device includes a process of molding, from a first transparent resin, molding base materials 22 each including inclined surfaces 17 and vertical surfaces 18 on one side of a transparent plate member 16, a process of manufacturing a pair of intermediate base materials 28 by forming mirror surfaces on the vertical surfaces 18 of the respective molding base materials 22, and a process of manufacturing first and second optical control panels 13 and 14 integrated together by making the pair of intermediate base materials 28 face each other so that their vertical surfaces 18 are orthogonal to each other in a plan view, and joining together the intermediate base materials by filling the grooves 19 with a second transparent resin with a lower melting point than and a refractive index equal or approximate to the first transparent resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Asukanet Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20200141284
    Abstract: A single-row planetary bearing includes a single row of spherical rolling elements between an outer ring and an inner ring. A planetary gear is supported by a thrust bearing portion and is radially supported by the outer ring. The planetary gear performs a planetary motion while engaging with a driving rotor and a driven rotor at an eccentric side to adjust a rotational phase between the driving rotor and the driven rotor. The thrust bearing portion supports the planetary gear that is tilting with respect to the revolution centerline. The planetary gear has a recessed portion opened toward the thrust bearing portion. When the rotational phase is adjusted to a specific phase, the recessed portion is positioned at an anti-eccentric side opposite to the eccentric side with respect to a rotation centerline of the planetary gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto OTSUBO, Hiroki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200124870
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image forming device in a ring-shape or a shape partly using a ring-shape when viewed from above and a manufacturing method of the same, in which a plurality of first vertical light reflective members 12 are provided in one side of a transparent flat plate material 16 and a plurality of second vertical light reflective members 14 are provided in the other side of the transparent flat plate material 16. The first vertical light reflective members 12 are arranged radially around a reference point X, whereas the second vertical light reflective members 14 are arranged concentrically around a reference point Y overlapping the reference point X when viewed from above. The first vertical light reflective members 12 and the second vertical light reflective members 14 orthogonally intersect each other when viewed from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Asukanet Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10558056
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image display device (10) includes: a display (12) displaying small images (11) side by side, each of which containing three-dimensional display data, to convert the data into rays and output from the small images (11); first mechanical shutters (14) disposed, corresponding to positions of the small images (11), in front of the display (12), extracting the rays in a time-division manner as partial rays each output from a plurality of partial regions (13) provided in each of the small images (11) and transmitting the partial rays forward; and second mechanical shutters (16) disposed, corresponding to the positions of the small images (11), in front of the first mechanical shutters (14), transmitting forward the partial rays extracted in a time-division manner per each of the small images (11), reconstructing the partial rays as the rays, and converging each of the reconstructed rays in front to form a three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ASUKANET COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20200001556
    Abstract: To produce first and second light control panels 11, a molded preform 22 made from a transparent resin, which includes triangle-cross-section grooves 15 (each having an inclined surface 14 and a vertical surface 23) and triangle-cross-section protruded strips 16 (formed by the grooves 15 next to each other) respectively arranged in parallel on a front side of a transparent plate material 12, is produced by press-molding, injection-molding, or roll-molding, and mirror surfaces 13 are selectively formed only on the vertical surfaces 23 of the grooves 15. The first and second light control panels 11 each having a group of band-like light-reflective surfaces standing upright and spaced in parallel are overlapped such that the groups of band-like light-reflective surfaces are crossed in a plan view. Thereby providing a stereoscopic-image-forming device and its producing method enabling to easily produce the first and second light control panels 11 and obtain clearer stereoscopic images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Asukanet Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto OTSUBO
  • Patent number: 10467516
    Abstract: An RFID module includes a laminated body including thermoplastic resin layers, a passive element defined by a conductor pattern on the thermoplastic resin layers, and an RFID IC chip embedded in the laminated body. The RFID IC chip and the conductor pattern are connected to each other by joining an input and output terminal of the RFID IC chip and a pad electrode, and an insulator pattern overlapping the pad electrode is provided around the RFID IC chip in the laminated body in planar view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Osamura, Yoshihito Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20190317334
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image display device (10) includes: a display (12) displaying small images (11) side by side, each of which containing three-dimensional display data, to convert the data into rays and output from the small images (11); first mechanical shutters (14) disposed, corresponding to positions of the small images (11), in front of the display (12), extracting the rays in a time-division manner as partial rays each output from a plurality of partial regions (13) provided in each of the small images (11) and transmitting the partial rays forward; and second mechanical shutters (16) disposed, corresponding to the positions of the small images (11), in front of the first mechanical shutters (14), transmitting forward the partial rays extracted in a time-division manner per each of the small images (11), reconstructing the partial rays as the rays, and converging each of the reconstructed rays in front to form a three-dimensional image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Asukanet Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20190294299
    Abstract: An apparatus for contactless input 10 having an optical image formation means 13 having cross disposed first and second reflective surfaces 20, 21 arranged numerously and standing on a same planar surface, a display 11 provided on one side of the optical image formation means 13, and a light sensor 26 detecting only light from the front side and arranged side by side, wherein a first real image 12 is formed on the other side of the optical image formation means 13 by the optical image formation means 13 from an image 11a on the display 11; a second real image 35 is formed on the display 11 through the optical image formation means 13 from reflected light from an indicating means 34 having come into contact with the first real image 12, and a position of the second real image 35 is detected by the light sensor 26.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: ASUKANET COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10365769
    Abstract: An apparatus for contactless input 10 having an optical image formation means 13 having cross disposed first and second reflective surfaces 20, 21 arranged numerously and standing on a same planar surface, a display 11 provided on one side of the optical image formation means 13, and a light sensor 26 detecting only light from the front side and arranged side by side, wherein a first real image 12 is formed on the other side of the optical image formation means 13 by the optical image formation means 13 from an image 11a on the display 11; a second real image 35 is formed on the display 11 through the optical image formation means 13 from reflected light from an indicating means 34 having come into contact with the first real image 12, and a position of the second real image 35 is detected by the light sensor 26.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ASUKANET COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10280816
    Abstract: A planetary rotor includes: a planetary gear engaged with a driving rotor and a driven rotor on an eccentric side; and a single sequence type planetary bearing having an outer ring held by the planetary gear, an inner ring supported by a planetary carrier in the radial direction and receiving a restoring force from an elastic component, and a plurality of spherical rolling elements interposed between the outer ring and the inner ring. The outer ring is arranged to form a rolling contact part in contact with the spherical rolling element on the eccentric side, with a contact angle to a specific side in the axial direction. A thrust-bearing part where the driving rotor is supported by the driven rotor on the specific side and on the eccentric side is located closer to a rotation center line of the driven rotor than the rolling contact part is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Shota Toda, Makoto Otsubo, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10275096
    Abstract: By forming an infrared light emitting surface 21 on the front side of a display 11, irradiating the infrared light emitting surface 21 with infrared light, forming a reproduced image R2 of the infrared light emitting surface 21 at a position of a reproduced image R1, and photographing, through an infrared camera 26 provided at the back of the reproduced image R1, reflected light from the reproduced image R2 of the infrared light emitting surface 21 in the case where an indicating means such as a finger indicates the reproduced image R1, a position of the indicating means in contact with the reproduced image R1 becomes detected. An extremely hygienic method and apparatus for contactlessly detecting an indicated position on a reproduced image with which an input without touching a display is enabled can thereby be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ASUKANET COMPAN, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20180364868
    Abstract: An apparatus for contactless input 10 having an optical image formation means 13 having cross disposed first and second reflective surfaces 20, 21 arranged numerously and standing on a same planar surface, a display 11 provided on one side of the optical image formation means 13, and a light sensor 26 detecting only light from the front side and arranged side by side, wherein a first real image 12 is formed on the other side of the optical image formation means 13 by the optical image formation means 13 from an image 11a on the display 11; a second real image 35 is formed on the display 11 through the optical image formation means 13 from reflected light from an indicating means 34 having come into contact with the first real image 12, and a position of the second real image 35 is detected by the light sensor 26.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: ASUKANET COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20180284944
    Abstract: By forming an infrared light emitting surface 21 on the front side of a display 11, irradiating the infrared light emitting surface 21 with infrared light, forming a reproduced image R2 of the infrared light emitting surface 21 at a position of a reproduced image R1, and photographing, through an infrared camera 26 provided at the back of the reproduced image R1, reflected light from the reproduced image R2 of the infrared light emitting surface 21 in the case where an indicating means such as a finger indicates the reproduced image R1, a position of the indicating means in contact with the reproduced image R1 becomes detected. An extremely hygienic method and apparatus for contactlessly detecting an indicated position on a reproduced image with which an input without touching a display is enabled can thereby be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Asukanet Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20180267216
    Abstract: A retroreflector 10 is provided, which includes light reflecting grooves 11a arranged in parallel and partition walls 15 that are arranged in parallel at predetermined intervals and that orthogonally intersect with the light reflecting grooves 11a on an upper side 12 of a flat plate block 11, in which the light reflecting groove 11a is provided with first and second light reflecting surfaces 13 and 14 that orthogonally intersect with each other, and the partition wall 15 is provided with a draft that upwardly becomes smaller in width, and the partition wall 15 has a perpendicular light-reflecting surface 19 orthogonally intersecting with the first and second light reflecting surfaces 13 and 14 on its one side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Asukanet Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10019115
    Abstract: By forming an infrared light emitting surface 21 on the front side of a display 11, irradiating the infrared light emitting surface 21 with infrared light, forming a reproduced image R2 of the infrared light emitting surface 21 at a position of a reproduced image R1, and photographing, through an infrared camera 26 provided at the back of the reproduced image R1, reflected light from the reproduced image R2 of the infrared light emitting surface 21 in the case where an indicating means such as a finger indicates the reproduced image R1, a position of the indicating means in contact with the reproduced image R1 becomes detected. An extremely hygienic method and apparatus for contactlessly detecting an indicated position on a reproduced image with which an input without touching a display is enabled can thereby be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ASUKANET COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Otsubo
  • Publication number: 20180038246
    Abstract: A planetary rotor includes: a planetary gear engaged with a driving rotor and a driven rotor on an eccentric side; and a single sequence type planetary bearing having an outer ring held by the planetary gear, an inner ring supported by a planetary carrier in the radial direction and receiving a restoring force from an elastic component, and a plurality of spherical rolling elements interposed between the outer ring and the inner ring. The outer ring is arranged to form a rolling contact part in contact with the spherical rolling element on the eccentric side, with a contact angle to a specific side in the axial direction. A thrust-bearing part where the driving rotor is supported by the driven rotor on the specific side and on the eccentric side is located closer to a rotation center line of the driven rotor than the rolling contact part is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Shota TODA, Makoto OTSUBO, Hiroki TAKAHASHI