Patents by Inventor Makoto Sawada

Makoto Sawada 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: 20210300261
    Abstract: An imaging unit for a vehicle includes a rearward imaging device, a downward imaging device, and a housing. The rearward imaging device images a lateral rearward side of the vehicle. The downward imaging device images a lateral downward side of the vehicle. The rearward imaging device and the downward imaging device are housed in the housing, which is attached to a side portion of a vehicle body. The rearward imaging device is located on a rear side of the vehicle with respect to the downward imaging device and is disposed inside the housing such that an outer end of the imaging lens in the vehicle width direction is located outside the downward imaging device in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Makoto Sawada
  • Patent number: 11128112
    Abstract: A wire harness routing device has a wire harness, one end of which is connected to a slider that is slidably attached to a rail and the other end of which is drawn out from the rail, a folding guide part that curves the wire harness that is drawn out from the rail and folds it in the direction along the rail, and an accommodation part that has a bottom wall and a side wall that rises up from the side edges of the bottom wall. The wire harness has a straight line-shaped linear part that is disposed along the rail, and a curved part that is further folded back to conform to the opposed side of the folding guide part of the linear part, a slidable holding member, and a separation guide part that separates the linear part from the side wall is provided on the slidable holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Hisashi Sawada, Kazuyoshi Ohara
  • Publication number: 20210263106
    Abstract: A smartphone includes at least one processor. The processor acquires, from a time display device, log data of the time display device, and determines, based on the acquired log data and with an input command from a user received by the smartphone as a trigger, a status of whether the time display device is abnormal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hanada, Akihiro Kuroha, Asahi Kurotaki, Shuto Oikawa, Makoto Sawada
  • Patent number: 11071953
    Abstract: Provided are a gas separation membrane which has a resin layer containing a compound having a siloxane bond, in which the resin layer containing a compound having a siloxane bond satisfies Expressions 1 and 2, and at least one of gas permeability or gas separation selectivity is high under high pressure; a method of producing a gas separation membrane; a gas separation membrane module; and a gas separator. 0.9?A/B?0.63??Expression 1 B?1.7??Expression 2 In the expressions, A represents an O/Si ratio that is a ratio of the number of oxygen atoms relative to the number of silicon atoms contained in the resin layer containing a compound having a siloxane bond at a depth of 10 nm from the surface of the resin layer containing a compound having a siloxane bond, and B represents an O/Si ratio that is a ratio of the number of oxygen atoms relative to the number of silicon atoms in the surface of the resin layer containing a compound having a siloxane bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Mochizuki, Makoto Sawada, Takeshi Narita, Shigehide Itou, Hiroyuki Noda, Atsushi Mukai
  • Publication number: 20210157277
    Abstract: A hand driving device includes first to third stepping motors, a driving circuit, a magnetic sensor, and at least one processor. The first to third stepping motors move hands. The driving circuit drives the first to third stepping motors. The processor controls a magnetic sensor, based on movement of the first to third stepping motors, determines whether or not the driving circuit has rotated the stepping motors while the magnetic sensor does not perform measurement, and, when determining that the motors have not rotated, makes the magnetic sensor start measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuyoshi OMURA, Makoto SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20210124052
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle tracking device capable of appropriately tracking a vehicle. The vehicle tracking device is a vehicle tracking device that tracks a target vehicle that travels at the periphery of a host vehicle. The vehicle tracking device includes: an estimation unit that estimates a rectangular frame approximating an external shape of the target vehicle on the basis of past data; and a specifying unit that specifies an advancing direction of the target vehicle on the basis of layout of contour data composed of a plurality of pieces of detection point data, which is detected by a sensor that is mounted to the host vehicle and detects a relative position of a detection target with respect to the host vehicle as the detection point data, and indicates a contour of the target vehicle, with respect to a reference side that is a side on the host vehicle side among sides of the rectangular frame along a vehicle width direction of the rectangular frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventor: Makoto Sawada
  • Patent number: 10981519
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus installed in a vehicle, the apparatus comprising an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a left-rearward area and a right-rearward area of the vehicle, a display unit configured to display an image capturing result from the image capturing unit as an image, and a control unit configured to control the driving of the display unit, wherein the control unit causes an icon for communicating predetermined information to a driver to be displayed over the image capturing result, at a position of a corner part corresponding to an upper part on a vehicle body side of the image displayed by the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Hayashida, Makoto Sawada, Masaru Aoki
  • Patent number: 10974652
    Abstract: An imaging unit for a vehicle including: an imaging device configured to image an area outside of a vehicle; and a housing attached to a side portion of a vehicle body of the vehicle and configured to accommodate the imaging device, wherein the housing comprises a convex section formed by downwardly swelling a lower wall that faces a lower side of the vehicle, and a drain hole formed in the convex section and configured to discharge water entered the housing to an outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Sawada
  • Patent number: 10968962
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle drive-force transmitting apparatus including a dog clutch that is operated by an actuator to selectively connect and disconnect a drive-force transmitting path. In process of switching of the dog clutch from released state to engaged state, the control apparatus determines whether a rotational speed difference of the dog clutch is equal to or larger than a given difference value when a sleeve of the dog clutch is positioned on an engaging side of a synchronizing position for placing the dog clutch into the engaged state, and stops the switching of the dog clutch to the engaged state and causes the actuator to place the dog clutch back into the released state, when determining that the rotational speed difference is equal to or larger than the given difference value with the sleeve being positioned on the engaging side of the synchronizing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Kamijo, Makoto Sawada, Kenji Matsuo, Kyohei Suzumura, Yoshisuke Kametani, Michio Yoshida, Hiroki Takeda, Takashi Seo
  • Patent number: 10914375
    Abstract: In a control device of a vehicle including a first power transmission path transmitting a power through a belt-type continuously variable transmission and a second power transmission path transmitting a power through a reduction gear mechanism in parallel between an input shaft and an output shaft and including a dog clutch in series with the reduction gear mechanism in the second power transmission path, when the dog clutch is in an engagement transition state and a rotational speed change of the output shaft is equal to or greater than a predetermined value, the engagement transition state of the dog clutch is canceled to release the dog clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Takeda, Kyohei Suzumura, Yoshisuke Kametani, Kenji Matsuo, Satoshi Kamijo, Michio Yoshida, Toshio Suzuki, Makoto Sawada, Takashi Seo
  • Patent number: 10906008
    Abstract: A protective-layer-covered gas separation membrane has a gas separation membrane that satisfies specific conditions such as having a resin layer containing a compound having a siloxane bond, a protective layer located on the resin layer containing a compound having a siloxane bond of the gas separation membrane, and a porous layer on the protective layer. The protective-layer-covered gas separation membrane is produced. A gas separation membrane module and a gas separation apparatus have the protective-layer-covered gas separation membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Sawada, Satoshi Yoneyama, Yusuke Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10875466
    Abstract: A vehicle imaging unit includes an imaging apparatus, a housing, and a lamp body unit. The imaging apparatus images a side rear direction of a vehicle. The housing houses the imaging apparatus and is attached to a side part of a vehicle body. The lamp body unit is attached to an outer part in a vehicle width direction of the housing and emits light to the outside. A lens arrangement part that exposes an imaging lens of the imaging apparatus to the outside is provided at an outer part in the vehicle width direction of a rear surface of the housing. A notch part at which the lamp body unit is arranged is provided on an outer wall in the vehicle width direction of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Sawada, Masayoshi Takori
  • Publication number: 20200384923
    Abstract: An imaging unit for a vehicle including: an imaging device configured to image an area outside of a vehicle; and a housing attached to a side portion of a vehicle body of the vehicle and configured to accommodate the imaging device, wherein the housing comprises a convex section formed by downwardly swelling a lower wall that faces a lower side of the vehicle, and a drain hole formed in the convex section and configured to discharge water entered the housing to an outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto Sawada
  • Patent number: 10843137
    Abstract: A method for producing a protective-layer-covered gas separation membrane includes forming a gas separation membrane having a resin layer containing a compound having a siloxane bond and satisfying a particular condition by surface oxidation treatment of a resin layer precursor containing a siloxane bond; and providing a protective layer on the resin layer before winding. A protective-layer-covered gas separation membrane is produced by the method for producing a protective-layer-covered gas separation membrane. A gas separation membrane module and a gas separation apparatus are produced by the method for producing a protective-layer-covered gas separation membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Mochizuki, Satoshi Yoneyama, Makoto Sawada
  • Patent number: 10829523
    Abstract: The anti-tumor peptide provided by the present invention is a synthetic peptide having both amino acid sequences represented by the following (1) and (2): (1) an amino acid sequence constituting the transmembrane domain of transmembrane protein 141 (TMEM 141), or a modified amino acid sequence having deletion, replacement, or addition of one, two, or three amino acid residues of the amino acid sequence; and (2) an amino acid sequence functioning as a cell membrane penetrating peptide (CPP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: Keio University, National University Corporation Nagoya, Toagosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nahoko Baileykobayashi, Tetsuhiko Yoshida, Makoto Sawada, Jun Kudoh, Tamami Adachi, Yasuhiro Tonoyama
  • Patent number: 10807597
    Abstract: A control device that includes an electronic control unit that is configured to perform lock-up engagement pressure control for acceleration upon acceleration of a vehicle where vehicle speed is increased by increasing a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine, the lock-up engagement pressure control for acceleration controlling engagement pressure of the lock-up clutch, wherein in the lock-up engagement pressure control for acceleration, when an actual rotational speed of the input has reached greater than or equal to a reference rotational speed, the electronic control unit is configured to start engagement pressure increase control, the reference rotational speed being lower than a target rotational speed of the internal combustion engine, and the engagement pressure increase control increasing the engagement pressure of the lock-up clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eiji Moriyama, Kiyoshi Kurita, Kazuharu Asai, Munenori Terada, Makoto Sawada, Shinya Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10759435
    Abstract: A control device that controls a vehicle transmission device including an input drivingly coupled to an internal combustion engine, an output drivingly coupled to wheels, a shift input drivingly coupled to the input via a fluid coupling having a lock-up clutch, and a speed change mechanism disposed on a power transmission path connecting the shift input and the output, wherein the speed change mechanism is capable of performing both continuously variable shifting that continuously changes a speed ratio, and stepped shifting that changes a speed ratio in a stepwise manner, the control device including: an electronic control unit that is configured to perform, when the stepped shifting is performed, rotation maintained engagement control that controls an engagement pressure of the lock-up clutch such that a rotational speed of the input follows a predetermined target rotational speed, regardless of a change in rotational speed of the shift input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Munenori Terada, Takemichi Isono, Makoto Sawada, Naoto Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200252010
    Abstract: Provided are: a power generator including a dielectric elastomer element with an elastomer layer and electrodes sandwiching the layer; an intermediate power storage including a specific number of capacitors to receive output power from the power generator; a storage unit to receive output power from the intermediate power storage; and a controller for setting control by switching a mode between an input mode and an output mode. In the input mode, some number of the capacitors of the intermediate power storage are connected to the power generator such that a series number is an input series number of less than or equal to the specific number. In the output mode, some number of the capacitors are connected to the storage unit such that the series number is an output series number which is smaller than the input series number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicants: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiki CHIBA, Mikio WAKI, Mitsuaki ITO, Makoto SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20200237953
    Abstract: To provide a medical sheet with which a surface (a portion) subjected to ion bombardment, and a surface (a portion) which has not been subjected to ion bombardment can be distinguished from each other; and a production method therefor. When ?b refers to the difference between value b1, which is the b value of a roughened surface portion 3, and value b2, which is the b value of a second surface 7, this medical sheet has a ?b in the range of 1.5-11 inclusive. A production method for the medical sheet includes: a surface roughening step in which a portion or the entirety of a first surface 5 of a sheet including polytetrafluoroethylene is subjected to surface roughening treatment to form a roughened surface portion 5; and a heating step in which the sheet which includes the polytetrafluoroethylene and which has undergone the surface roughening step is heated to obtain the medical sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto SAWADA, Kiyoharu HOSHINO
  • Patent number: 10691078
    Abstract: An electronic device and time piece are shown. The electronic device includes: a plurality of antenna devices; a plurality of motors; and antimagnetic plates, each fully or partially covering the motors and having cutouts at positions overlapping with the antenna devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Yokoo, Makoto Sawada, Yuta Saito