Patents by Inventor Manabu Kato

Manabu Kato 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: 20240034060
    Abstract: A novel inkjet recording device that allows occurrence of scattering to be suppressed without limiting the size of a printed character (font size) is provided. The novel inkjet recording device is so configured that a deflection positive electrode, a deflection negative electrode, or both the deflection positive electrode and the deflection negative electrode constituting a print head can be moved along a direction of ejection of ink droplets in correspondence with the size of a printed character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichiro KISANUKI, Manabu KATO, Koma SATO, Taisuke SUGII
  • Publication number: 20240018345
    Abstract: This rubber composition contains from 1 to 150 parts by mass of a mixed resin in 100 parts by mass of a diene rubber, where the mixed resin contains from 1 to 99 mass % of a hydrogenated styrene resin and from 99 to 1 mass % of an aromatic modified terpene resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Ryosuke TAKAGI, Manabu KATO, Rie NAKAJIMA, Misa KONDO
  • Publication number: 20230336876
    Abstract: A gated camera for dividing a field of view into a plurality of ranges in a depth direction and generating a plurality of slice images corresponding to the plurality of ranges, the gated camera includes: an illumination device configured to irradiate the field of view with pulse illumination light; an image sensor; a camera controller configured to control a light emission timing of the illumination device and an exposure timing of the image sensor; and an arithmetic processing device configured to process image data generated by the image sensor. The arithmetic processing device is configured to acquire information on weather based on the image data obtained for a predetermined range in a weather detection mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicants: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., BRIGHTWAY VISION LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa ENDO, Jun KANO, Manabu KATO, Yuichi WATANO
  • Publication number: 20230328353
    Abstract: A gated camera for dividing a field of view into a plurality of ranges in a depth direction and generating a plurality of slice images corresponding to the plurality of ranges, the gated camera includes: an illumination device configured to irradiate the field of view with pulse illumination light; an image sensor; and a camera controller configured to control a light emission timing of the illumination device and an exposure timing of the image sensor. The camera controller is configured to switch between a first imaging mode in which performance is relatively high and power consumption is relatively high, and a second imaging mode in which performance is relatively low and power consumption is relatively low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicants: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., BRIGHTWAY VISION LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa ENDO, Jun KANO, Manabu KATO, Yuichi WATANO
  • Publication number: 20230311897
    Abstract: A sensing system is used for driving assistance or automatic driving. A gating camera is controlled to be in an enabled state/disabled state according to a traveling environment. The gating camera divides a field of view into a plurality of ranges in a depth direction and generates a plurality of slice images corresponding to the plurality of ranges in the enabled state. A main controller processes an output of a main sensor group and an output of the gating camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicants: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., BRIGHTWAY VISION LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa ENDO, Jun KANG, Manabu KATO, Yuichi WATANO
  • Patent number: 11560288
    Abstract: To make it possible to comprehensively predict the movement of people by associating an elevator control system in a facility such as a building and an external system other than this system with each other and thereby provide a new service that has not existed before.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Hatori, Masayasu Fujiwara, Akira Omachi, Takamichi Hoshino, Satoru Toriyabe, Manabu Kato, Atsuya Fujino, Wataru Toriumi
  • Patent number: 11376848
    Abstract: To realize high-quality printing with less printing distortion by reducing an influence of a Coulomb force that acts between ink particles which are ejected in an inkjet recording device. The inkjet recording device is configured to charge ink particles ejected from a nozzle, deflect the charged ink particles, and print a character in a shape of an object to be printed. In the inkjet recording device, dots of each column of the character to be printed are divided into a plurality of blocks in a column direction. In addition, charging voltage data in which the order of the ink particles corresponding to the dots is switched in the divided block unit is stored, and a predetermined charging voltage is applied to the charging electrode on the basis of the charging voltage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: An Kyu, Takashi Kawano, Tsuneaki Takagishi, Manabu Kato
  • Patent number: 11316331
    Abstract: A lead line routing structure includes: a lead line having an elliptical section; a bracket having a routing surface; and a guide portion. The guide portion includes a holding wall portion having a first principal surface and a second principal surface. The holding wall portion is provided with: a lead-out hole for leading a lead line to the second principal surface; and a slit extending from an end of the holding wall portion to the lead-out hole. The width of the slit is set to be larger than the minor axis of the lead line and smaller than the major axis thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Sakata, Manabu Kato
  • Publication number: 20210323304
    Abstract: To realize high-quality printing with less printing distortion by reducing an influence of a Coulomb force that acts between ink particles which are ejected in an inkjet recording device. The inkjet recording device is configured to charge ink particles ejected from a nozzle, deflect the charged ink particles, and print a character in a shape of an object to be printed. In the inkjet recording device, dots of each column of the character to be printed are divided into a plurality of blocks in a column direction. In addition, charging voltage data in which the order of the ink particles corresponding to the dots is switched in the divided block unit is stored, and a predetermined charging voltage is applied to the charging electrode on the basis of the charging voltage data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: An KYU, Takashi KAWANO, Tsuneaki TAKAGISHI, Manabu KATO
  • Patent number: 11027540
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an inkjet recording device capable of adjusting a clearance between prints formed by two nozzles (114, 115), and capable of printing a print content at a high speed. In order to achieve the object, there is provided an inkjet recording device which has two sub-print heads including nozzles (114, 115), charging electrodes (116, 117), deflection electrodes (118, 119), and gutters (120, 121), in which the two nozzles are disposed in a deflection direction of ink particles, and which performs printing on a printed object (124) while moving the printed object (124) relative to the ink particles in a direction substantially perpendicular to the deflection direction of the ink particles, the inkjet recording device having a function for reducing a clearance between print results (125, 126), printed by the two nozzles (114, 115), by controlling a voltage applied to the charging electrodes (116, 117) and a voltage applied to the deflection electrode (118, 119).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneaki Takagishi, Manabu Kato, An Kyu
  • Patent number: 10957925
    Abstract: First, a reaction gas is supplied to a fuel cell stack including a laminate of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells and power generation is performed so that a temperature of the fuel cell stack reaches 65° C. or higher (heating power generation step). Next, the reaction gas is supplied to the fuel cell stack and the power generation is performed under a condition in which relative humidity is 100% or more (cleaning power generation step). Cooling water of room temperature may be supplied to the fuel cell stack from the outside before the cleaning power generation step is performed after the heating power generation step is completed, or after the cleaning power generation step is completed (quenching step).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hajime Murata, Kensaku Kodama, Manabu Kato, Toshiaki Kusakari
  • Patent number: 10854892
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes: a membrane electrode assembly; and first and second separators joined to each other, wherein first and third fluid groove portions face each other in a stacking direction in which the membrane electrode assembly and the first and second separators are stacked, second and fourth fluid groove portions face each other in the stacking direction, and first and second coolant groove portions face each other in the stacking direction and define a common coolant flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Manabu Kato, Haruyuki Aono
  • Patent number: 10826084
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; and a separator disposed on one side of the membrane electrode assembly, wherein the separator includes flow path grooves through which reactant gas flows between the separator and the membrane electrode assembly, the flow path grooves include: wavy grooves wavily extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and a linear groove linearly extending in the first direction, the wavy grooves include: a first wavy groove located closest to the linear groove among the wavy grooves; and a second wavy groove located opposite to the linear groove with respect to the first wavy groove, and amplitude of the first wavy groove is smaller than that of the second wavy groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Okabe, Manabu Kato
  • Publication number: 20200299099
    Abstract: To make it possible to comprehensively predict the movement of people by associating an elevator control system in a facility such as a building and an external system other than this system with each other and thereby provide a new service that has not existed before.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro HATORI, Masayasu FUJIWARA, Akira OMACHI, Takamichi HOSHINO, Satoru TORIYABE, Manabu KATO, Atsuya FUJINO, Wataru TORIUMI
  • Publication number: 20200270929
    Abstract: A lead line routing structure includes: a lead line having an elliptical section; a bracket having a routing surface; and a guide portion. The guide portion includes a holding wall portion having a first principal surface and a second principal surface. The holding wall portion is provided with: a lead-out hole for leading a lead line to the second principal surface; and a slit extending from an end of the holding wall portion to the lead-out hole. The width of the slit is set to be larger than the minor axis of the lead line and smaller than the major axis thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro SAKATA, Manabu KATO
  • Patent number: 10703108
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus, which can enhance the reliability of the phase search result to detect the optimal timing when the ink particles are electrically charged by the electrification electrode and secure the stable printing quality, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Arima, Tsuneaki Takagishi, Manabu Kato, Shoki Yamaguchi, Satoshi Hasegawa, Mamoru Okano
  • Publication number: 20200094545
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an inkjet recording device capable of adjusting a clearance between prints formed by two nozzles (114, 115), and capable of printing a print content at a high speed. In order to achieve the object, there is provided an inkjet recording device which has two sub-print heads including nozzles (114, 115), charging electrodes (116, 117), deflection electrodes (118, 119), and gutters (120, 121), in which the two nozzles are disposed in a deflection direction of ink particles, and which performs printing on a printed object (124) while moving the printed object (124) relative to the ink particles in a direction substantially perpendicular to the deflection direction of the ink particles, the inkjet recording device having a function for reducing a clearance between print results (125, 126), printed by the two nozzles (114, 115), by controlling a voltage applied to the charging electrodes (116, 117) and a voltage applied to the deflection electrode (118, 119).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tsuneaki TAKAGISHI, Manabu KATO, An KYU
  • Publication number: 20190305327
    Abstract: A fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; and a separator disposed on one side of the membrane electrode assembly, wherein the separator includes flow path grooves through which reactant gas flows between the separator and the membrane electrode assembly, the flow path grooves include: wavy grooves wavily extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and a linear groove linearly extending in the first direction, the wavy grooves include: a first wavy groove located closest to the linear groove among the wavy grooves; and a second wavy groove located opposite to the linear groove with respect to the first wavy groove, and amplitude of the first wavy groove is smaller than that of the second wavy groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki OKABE, Manabu KATO
  • Patent number: 10399343
    Abstract: In order to make it possible to inform as apparatus handler through a simple, means of precautions to take in handling ink of the correct ID number when an inputted ink ID number is correct, this inkjet recording apparatus is provided with a print head having; a nozzle part, an ink container that houses ink supplied to the nozzle part, information reading unit for reading information that distinguishes the type of ink accompanying an ink supply container that supplies ink to the ink container, a determination unit for determining from the read information whether the ink housed in the ink supply container is the correct ink, a storage unit for storing ink-related information in correlation with the ink-type-distinguishing information, a stored-information extraction unit for extracting from the storage unit the ink-related information corresponding to the ink-type-distinguishing information read by the information reading unit when the ink is determined to be correct by the determination unit, and a display u
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Suzuki, Manabu Kato, Masahiko Sakuraba, Keisuke Nagai
  • Publication number: 20190245217
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes: a membrane electrode assembly; and first and second separators joined to each other, wherein first and third fluid groove portions face each other in a stacking direction in which the membrane electrode assembly and the first and second separators are stacked, second and fourth fluid groove portions face each other in the stacking direction, and first and second coolant groove portions face each other in the stacking direction and define a common coolant flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Manabu KATO, Haruyuki AONO