Patents by Inventor Masaaki Yamanaka

Masaaki Yamanaka 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: 11440562
    Abstract: A parking assist system includes: a control device configured to execute an automatic parking process and an automatic unparking process. The control device is configured to cause a notification device to output an end-of-parking notification when, in the automatic parking process, the vehicle has reached the target parking position and the control device ends the automatic parking process, and to cause the notification device to output an instruction notification to request the occupant to perform a prescribed operation on an operation member when, in the automatic unparking process, the vehicle has reached the target unparking position and the control device ends the automatic unparking process, and to cause the notification device to output an end-of-unparking notification when the prescribed operation is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miki Tsujino, Yuki Hara, Masaaki Kawano, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Yasushi Shoda
  • Patent number: 11427186
    Abstract: A parking assist system moves a vehicle autonomously from a current position to a target position. The parking assist system includes: a driving device configured to drive the vehicle; a control device configured to execute a setting process to set the target position and a driving process to control the driving device; a setting reception switch configured to receive an operation for starting the setting process; a driving reception switch configured to receive an operation for starting the driving process; a brake input member sensor configured to detect an input operation of a brake input member. The control device starts the setting process after the setting reception switch is operated, and starts the driving process on condition that a prescribed operation is performed when the driving reception switch is operated. The prescribed operation includes the input operation on the brake input member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Hara, Yasushi Shoda, Masaaki Kawano, Takeshi Iijima, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Megumi Kageyama, Eiichi Hoshino, Chihiro Kajihara, Hikaru Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10353042
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an MRI apparatus includes a generator, an amplifier, and processing circuitry. The generator sequentially generates RF pulses comprising an RF pulse train defined in a pulse sequence. The amplifier amplifies the RF pulses sequentially inputted from the generator. The processing circuitry calculates a correction value, each time an amplified RF pulse is outputted from the amplifier, based on a difference between an output value of the amplified RF pulse and a reference output value. Further, the processing circuitry applies the correction value promptly to an RF pulse to be inputted to the amplifier, the RF pulse to be inputted to the amplifier being included in the RF pulse train and being generated after an RF pulse corresponding to the amplified RF pulse used for calculation of the correction value is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 9910119
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging (MR) apparatus includes a mode switching part and an imaging system. The mode switching part is configured to put a circuit system consuming power into a shutdown state when a first trigger has been detected and to put the circuit system back into a startup state when a second trigger has been detected. The first trigger shows that MR imaging does not start for a certain period. The second trigger shows that MR imaging starts. The imaging system is configured to perform MR imaging by using the circuit system after being set to the startup state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohisa Yokoi, Kanta Kobuchi, Sho Kawajiri, Masaaki Yamanaka, Naoki Imamura, Hitoshi Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 9486986
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayered-stretched resin film characterized in that on the back surface of a printable front layer (A) comprising a thermoplastic resin, an inorganic finepowder, and/or an organic filler is laminated a back layer (B) comprising a surface-treated inorganic finepowder and a thermoplastic resin comprising a hydrophilic thermoplastic resin, and in that the peel strength of back layer (B) is from 10 to 200 g/cm. The multilayered-stretched resin film affords good suitability for printing and embossing, that can be directly adhered to a wall or the like using a water-soluble adhesive without necessitating a backing of natural paper required by conventional wallpapers, and that can be readily peeled off the wall in a manner permitting recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: YUPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamanaka, Kazuyuki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20160274206
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a mode switching part and an imaging system. The mode switching part is configured to put a circuit system consuming a power into a shutdown state when a first trigger has been detected and put the circuit system being the shutdown state into a startup state when a second trigger has been detected. The first trigger shows that an imaging does not start for a certain period. The second trigger shows that the imaging starts. The imaging system is configured to perform the imaging by using the circuit system being the startup state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Motohisa YOKOI, Kanta KOBUCHI, Sho KAWAJIRI, Masaaki YAMANAKA, Naoki IMAMURA, Hitoshi KANAZAWA
  • Patent number: 9383422
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a mode switching part and an imaging system. The mode switching part is configured to put a circuit system consuming a power into a shutdown state when a first trigger has been detected and put the circuit system being the shutdown state into a startup state when a second trigger has been detected. The first trigger shows that an imaging does not start for a certain period. The second trigger shows that the imaging starts. The imaging system is configured to perform the imaging by using the circuit system being the startup state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohisa Yokoi, Kanta Kobuchi, Sho Kawajiri, Masaaki Yamanaka, Naoki Imamura, Hitoshi Kanazawa
  • Publication number: 20160033609
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an MRI apparatus includes a generator, an amplifier, and processing circuitry. The generator sequentially generates RF pulses comprising an RF pulse train defined in a pulse sequence. The amplifier amplifies the RF pulses sequentially inputted from the generator. The processing circuitry calculates a correction value, each time an amplified RF pulse is outputted from the amplifier, based on a difference between an output value of the amplified RF pulse and a reference output value. Further, the processing circuitry applies the correction value promptly to an RF pulse to be inputted to the amplifier, the RF pulse to be inputted to the amplifier being included in the RF pulse train and being generated after an RF pulse corresponding to the amplified RF pulse used for calculation of the correction value is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 9157973
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus storage unit stores different eddy current correction parameters that respectively correspond to different imaging positions to correct for influence of an eddy current magnetic field. An eddy current correcting unit receives the waveform of the gradient magnetic field calculated in accordance with an imaging condition, performs calculation onto the received waveform using an eddy current correction parameter selected in accordance with an imaging position, and outputs the calculation result as a corrected waveform to a gradient magnetic field power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 9013183
    Abstract: An MRI apparatus includes an image generating unit and an SAR calculating unit. The image generating unit receives a magnetic resonance signal generated as a result of transmission of an RF pulse from an object, and generates image data of the object based on the magnetic resonance signal. The SAR calculating unit performs a correction operation on an energy control value of the RF pulse according to an imaging condition, and calculates an SAR value based on an energy value subjected to the correction operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8677986
    Abstract: An electrodeposited wire tool has a core wire extending in a longitudinal direction, a plating layer provided on an outer peripheral surface of the core wire, superabrasive grains held by the plating layer and coating layers covering the outer peripheral surfaces of the superabrasive grains. The coating layers are constituted of electroless Ni—P platings. The coating layers are heat-treated, and the electroless Ni—P platings are partially or entirely crystallized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: A.L.M.T. Corp.
    Inventors: Katsuo Kazahaya, Yasushi Matsumoto, Toshio Fukunishi, Munehiro Tsujimoto, Hideki Ogawa, Masaaki Yamanaka, Kenji Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20130127467
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a mode switching part and an imaging system. The mode switching part is configured to put a circuit system consuming a power into a shutdown state when a first trigger has been detected and put the circuit system being the shutdown state into a startup state when a second trigger has been detected. The first trigger shows that an imaging does not start for a certain period. The second trigger shows that the imaging starts. The imaging system is configured to perform the imaging by using the circuit system being the startup state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicants: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Motohisa YOKOI, Kanta KOBUCHI, Sho KAWAJIRI, Masaaki YAMANAKA, Naoki IMAMURA, Hitoshi KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20120229139
    Abstract: The magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to the present embodiment includes a storage unit, an eddy current correcting unit, and a gradient magnetic field power supply. The storage unit stores therein eddy current correction parameters that each correspond to the imaging positions to correct the influence of an eddy current magnetic field. The eddy current correcting unit receives the waveform of the gradient magnetic field calculated in accordance with the imaging condition, performs calculation onto the received waveform of the gradient magnetic field by use of an eddy current correction parameter selected in accordance with the position, and outputs the corrected waveform obtained as the calculation result to the gradient magnetic field power supply. The gradient magnetic field power supply receives the corrected waveform and applies a gradient magnetic field in accordance with the corrected waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Masaaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8182902
    Abstract: A labeled in-mold shaped article in which an in-mold label having a thermoplastic resin-containing substrate layer and a heat-seal layer that contains a heat-seal resin and a water-soluble binder is stuck to a shaped article and in which the in-mold label does not peel off from the shaped article even when the labeled in-mold shaped article is dipped in water at 40° C. for 4 days. The labeled in-mold shaped article satisfies both label adhesiveness and delabelability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Yupo Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koike, Seiichiro Iida, Masaaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 7981503
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stretched resin film having a liquid absorption coefficient of at least 5 ml/(m2·ms1/2). The stretched resin film has good liquid absorbability with good seepage resistance. When stuck to objects with a water-base adhesive, it dries within a short period of time and attains good adhesiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Yupo Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kimura, Masaaki Yamanaka, Hiroshi Koike, Seiichiro Iida, Takatoshi Nishizawa
  • Publication number: 20110109312
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an MRI apparatus includes an image generating unit and an SAR calculating unit. The image generating unit receives a magnetic resonance signal generated as a result of transmission of an RF pulse from an object, and generates image data of the object based on the magnetic resonance signal. The SAR calculating unit performs a correction operation on an energy control value of the RF pulse according to an imaging condition, and calculates an SAR value based on an energy value subjected to the correction operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Masaaki YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 7926478
    Abstract: A superabrasive wire saw-wound structure includes a superabrasive wire saw (10) formed with an average diameter D and a reel (1). The superabrasive wire saw (10) includes a core wire (11), a bonding material (12) surrounding a surface of the core wire (11), and a plurality of superabrasive grains (13) bonded to the surface of the core wire (11) with the bonding material (12). The reel (1) includes a peripheral surface (2) having one end (3) and the other end (4). The superabrasive wire saw (10) which is to be unreeled successively toward a workpiece is wound around the peripheral surface (2) reciprocatingly between the one end (3) and the other end (4) to be multi-layered. A pitch P for winding the superabrasive wire saw (10) around the peripheral surface (2) between the one end (3) and the other end (4) satisfies a relation of D<P<2D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: A.L.M.T. Corp.
    Inventors: Masanori Nakai, Masaaki Yamanaka, Yoshizumi Ishitobi
  • Publication number: 20110034113
    Abstract: An electrodeposited wire tool has a core wire extending in a longitudinal direction, a plating layer provided on an outer peripheral surface of the core wire, superabrasive grains held by the plating layer and coating layers covering the outer peripheral surfaces of the superabrasive grains. The coating layers are constituted of electroless Ni—P platings. The coating layers are heat-treated, and the electroless Ni—P platings are partially or entirely crystallized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Katsuo Kazahaya, Yasushi Matsumoto, Toshio Fukunishi, Munehiro Tsujimoto, Hideki Ogawa, Masaaki Yamanaka, Kenji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 7862884
    Abstract: An electrophotographic film with excellent water resistance, which is more reduced in heat curling than before when used as a recording paper for thermal fixing-type electrophotographic printers or a copying machines and prevents stains of the toner-fixing unit if it jams in the printer or copying machine and which can provide continuous printing of a large number of sheets, is provided by an electrophotographic film comprising a resin film (A) formed of a resin composition containing an inorganic fine powder and/or an organic filler, the resin composition having a melt tension of 5 g or more at 210° C., a crystallization temperature of 120° C. or more and a crystallization heat of 60 J/cm3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Yupo Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Iwasa, Masaaki Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20080118718
    Abstract: A labeled in-mold shaped article in which an in-mold label having a thermoplastic resin-containing substrate layer and a heat-seal layer that contains a heat-seal resin and a water-soluble binder is stuck to a shaped article and in which the in-mold label does not peel off rom the shaped article even when the labeled in-mold shaped article is dipped in water at 40° C. for 4 days. The labeled in-mold shaped article satisfies both label adhesiveness and delabelability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: YUPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koike, Seiichiro Iida, Masaaki Yamanaka