Patents by Inventor Makoto Yamazaki

Makoto Yamazaki 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: 11503768
    Abstract: A lawn mower includes: a rotation shaft coupled to a power source and extending in an approximately vertical direction; a blade configured to rotate integrally with the rotation shaft; and a housing having a downward opening and accommodating the blade such that the blade is rotatable; and a maintenance tool provided on the housing, the maintenance tool being contactable with the blade from the above. A cutting portion of the blade is capable of moving between a maintenance position at which the cutting portion is contactable with the maintenance tool and an operating position at which the cutting portion mows a lawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Yoshimura, Nobuo Yamazaki, Kenta Kohigashi, Ryota Hisada, Makoto Uchimi
  • Publication number: 20220354082
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a somatic cell meter includes a somatic cell concentration measuring section, a time constant recording section, and a somatic cell concentration deriving section. The somatic cell concentration measuring section measures the somatic cell concentration of centrifuged raw milk in association with the duration of the centrifugation. The time constant recording section records a time constant in the association relationship between the somatic cell concentration and the duration. The somatic cell concentration deriving section derives the somatic cell concentration based on a measurement result from the somatic cell concentration measuring section and a recorded content from the time constant recording section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: ADVANTEST Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220287264
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an identification information readout apparatus includes an identification information readout section, a somatic cell concentration measuring section, and a measurement result recording section. The identification information readout section reads cow identification information out of a recording medium with the cow identification information recorded therein. The somatic cell concentration measuring section measures the somatic cell concentration of milk obtained from a cow. The measurement result recording section records the somatic cell concentration and the cow identification information in association with each other. The recording medium is attached to the cow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: ADVANTEST Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto YAMAZAKI, Hoshito TAGUCHI, Tomio KUROSAWA
  • Patent number: 11442301
    Abstract: In a display unit, a display cell and a backlight device are provided in a bracket. A support member is arranged on the side of a display screen of the display unit, and the support member is provided with a support piece that can be elastically deformed in a front-rear direction. The front panel is bonded to the bracket of the display unit by a first adhesive layer and is bonded to the support piece by a second adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Yamazaki, Takahiro Akamura
  • Patent number: 11400805
    Abstract: A refueling control system for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel tank; a vapor pipe; a step motor-driven shut-off valve; a fuel filler lid; and an electronic control unit configured to, when the fuel filler lid is to be opened, i) drive the shut-off valve such that the shut-off valve is opened, ii) close the fuel filler lid when an opening degree of the shut-off valve is less than a set opening degree, and iii) open the fuel filler lid when the opening degree of the shut-off valve is greater than or equal to the set opening degree. The electronic control unit sets the set opening degree such that the set opening degree when an opening speed of the shut-off valve is low is greater than the set opening degree when the opening speed of the shut-off valve is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: 11385060
    Abstract: A docking control device includes a memory storing docking information including information on a docking position of a ship and information on an azimuth in which the ship is anchored at the docking position; and a processor, including hardware, performing control related to a docking operation of the ship on a basis of the docking information stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Yamazaki, Naoyuki Tsuzuki, Makoto Iwatsuki
  • Publication number: 20220101353
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a control unit. The control unit of the information processing device acquires a predicted staying time in which a user is predicted to stay in a store. The control unit of the information processing device determines a place to which the user is guided out of places of the store based on a result of comparison between the predicted staying time and a reference staying time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kotaro Okabe, Tomo Sasaki, Koichi Suzuki, Genshi Kuno, Koichi Hirano, Makoto Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20220101209
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a control unit. The control unit executes determination processing to determine whether or not a user will arrive at a first shop by a first time that is set based on a reservation start time of the first shop. When the control unit determines that the user will not arrive at the first shop by the first time, the control unit determines a cancellation fee based on movement information on the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kotaro Okabe, Tomo Sasaki, Koichi Suzuki, Genshi Kuno, Koichi Hirano, Makoto Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20220076360
    Abstract: A control device includes: a control unit configured to detect a progress status of cooking of one or more dishes ordered by a customer; and a communication unit configured to send notice data to a terminal device that is used by the customer, the notice data being data about a notice of the progress status detected by the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kotaro Okabe, Tomo Sasaki, Koichi Suzuki, Genshi Kuno, Koichi Hirano, Makoto Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20220076179
    Abstract: A control device includes a control unit configured to acquire status data indicating status of a first facility and to determine according to the status indicated by the acquired status data whether to send resources possessed by a second facility different from the first facility from the second facility to the first facility as resources to be used to provide a service at the first facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kotaro Okabe, Tomo Sasaki, Koichi Suzuki, Genshi Kuno, Koichi Hirano, Makoto Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11096436
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may include beading for decorating a target member. The beading has a linear member, a leg portion and a colored portion. The linear member has a main portion formed of a light-transmitting material. The linear member has a first end and a second end opposite the first end on an outer periphery thereof. The leg portion extends from the first end of the linear member. The leg portion has a sewn portion that is sewn onto the target member by sewing thread. The colored portion is provided in the linear member or the leg portion. The colored portion has a smaller quantity of transmitting light than that of the main portion. The colored portion is situated and configured to suppress the visibility of the sewing thread when the linear member is seen from above the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, YKK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunio Nishiyama, Mitsuo Kobayashi, Eiichi Sasada, Makoto Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10954895
    Abstract: The evaporated fuel treatment device includes: a canister that adsorbs evaporated fuel generated within a fuel tank that is provided to a vehicle; a vapor passage that connects the canister and the fuel tank; a shutoff valve capable of closing off and opening up the vapor passage. When a specific event by which a current position of the shutoff valve becomes unknown occurs and initialization processing has become necessary, a first process is performed in which the shutoff valve is operated by a first operating amount that is set as an operating amount capable of operating the shutoff valve to an operation limit, irrespective of the current position, while, when the initialization processing has become necessary without the specific event occurring, a second process is performed in which the shutoff valve is operated by a second operating amount that is an operating amount from the current position to an initial position, and that is smaller than the first operating amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: 10941719
    Abstract: An evaporative fuel treating apparatus includes: a canister; a vapor passage configured to cause a fuel tank to communicate with the canister; a closure valve including a valve disc arranged in the vapor passage and a stepping motor configured to open and close the valve disc; and a control device configured to control the closure valve. The control device is configured, in opening the valve disc to perform a pressure relief operation of the fuel tank, to: execute a flow rate estimation processing that calculates an estimated flow rate of gas passing through the closure valve, based on the absolute value of the amount of change of in-tank pressure of the fuel tank and a space volume inside the fuel tank; and execute a motor control processing that controls the number of steps of the stepping motor such that the estimated flow rate approaches a required flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Makoto Takano, Tomohiro Itoh, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: 10851722
    Abstract: Both an improvement in detection accuracy of a valve opening position of a blocking valve and a reduction in time required for learning of the valve opening position are achieved. An evaporated fuel processing apparatus is provided with a learning device configured to learn the valve opening position of the blocking valve. The learning device learns the valve opening position (i) by stepwisely increasing a stroke amount by rotating a stepping motor by two steps at each time in a valve opening direction and (ii) by determining whether a difference between the stroke amount at present and the stroke amount corresponding to the valve opening position is one step of rotation of the stepping motor, or two steps, on the basis of pressure fluctuation on the canister side of the blocking valve associated with the rotation of the stepping motor when the blocking valve is opened, when learning the valve opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: 10801463
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes an anisotropic thermal conductivity member (37, 51) provided on a wall surface defining a cylinder or a wall surface of a cooling water passage on a side of the cylinder, a thermal conductivity of the anisotropic thermal conductivity member in an axial direction of the cylinder being higher than a thermal conductivity of the anisotropic thermal conductivity member in a radial direction of the cylinder, and a thermally insulating member (38. 52) provided on an outer surface of the anisotropic thermal conductivity member with respect to the radial direction of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamura, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Noriyuki Takegata, Hisao Uozumi, Makoto Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20200269680
    Abstract: A refueling control system for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel tank; a vapor pipe; a step motor-driven shut-off valve; a fuel filler lid; and an electronic control unit configured to, when the fuel filler lid is to be opened, i) drive the shut-off valve such that the shut-off valve is opened, ii) close the fuel filler lid when an opening degree of the shut-off valve is less than a set opening degree, and iii) open the fuel filler lid when the opening degree of the shut-off valve is greater than or equal to the set opening degree. The electronic control unit sets the set opening degree such that the set opening degree when an opening speed of the shut-off valve is low is greater than the set opening degree when the opening speed of the shut-off valve is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita FUKUI, Makoto YAMAZAKI, Yoshikazu MIYABE
  • Publication number: 20200233259
    Abstract: In a display unit, a display cell and a backlight device are provided in a bracket. A support member is arranged on the side of a display screen of the display unit, and the support member is provided with a support piece that can be elastically deformed in a front-rear direction. The front panel is bonded to the bracket of the display unit by a first adhesive layer and is bonded to the support piece by a second adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Yamazaki, Takahiro Akamura
  • Patent number: 10718280
    Abstract: A vaporized fuel treatment device includes a sealing valve disposed in a vapor passage between a fuel tank and a canister and is configured to include a valve element moves forward and backward in an axial direction to a valve seat, a cut-off valve configured to cut off a communication between the canister and an atmosphere, a tank internal pressure sensor detects an internal pressure of the fuel tank, and a canister internal pressure sensor that detects an internal pressure of the canister, a controller programmed to change an axial distance between the valve element and the valve seat in a state where the cut-off valve cuts off the communication between the canister and the atmosphere and to learn a valve opening start position of the sealing valve based on changes in the internal pressures of the fuel tank and the canister depending on a change in the axial distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: 10612495
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel treating device includes: a canister configured to adsorb evaporated fuel generated in a fuel tank through a vapor passage; a blocking valve configured to close and open the vapor passage, the blocking valve having a stepping motor as a drive source; and a controller configured to operate the blocking valve by controlling electric power that is supplied from a predetermined power supply to the blocking valve. The controller is configured, when there is a request to drive the blocking valve, to operate the blocking valve by controlling the electric power such that when a voltage that is supplied from the power supply to the blocking valve is less than a predetermined value, a driving period which is an interval between pulses that are supplied to the stepping motor becomes long compared to when the voltage is equal to or higher than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: RE48638
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel processing apparatus is provided with an initializer configured to increase a step number with which a stepping motor is rotated in a valve closing direction, when there is an initialization request for the blocking valve and tank pressure of the fuel tank is in a predetermined pressure range near atmospheric pressure, in comparison with when the tank pressure is out of the predetermined pressure range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe