Patents by Inventor Masahiro Asai

Masahiro Asai 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: 20220368565
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication device includes: acquisition circuitry including a plurality of data acquirers configured to acquire data for transmission; processing circuitry configured to determine consecutive first sequence numbers for a plurality of pieces of the data acquired by the plurality of data acquirers, and to generate a plurality of packets that include the data acquired by the plurality of data acquirers and the first sequence numbers determined for the plurality of pieces of the data; and transmitting circuitry configured to transmit the plurality of packets wherein the packet includes an identifier that identifies the data acquirer having acquired the data in the packet or an identifier that identifies an application corresponding to the data in the packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicants: Preferred Networks, Inc., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirochika ASAI, Yusuke DOI, Masahiro ISHIYAMA, Ryokichi ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20220331950
    Abstract: A robot device of the present disclosure includes at least one artificial muscle that operates by being supplied with liquid; and a liquid supply device that supplies and discharges the liquid to/from the artificial muscle, and the liquid supply device includes a liquid storage part that stores the liquid; a pump that sucks the liquid from the liquid storage part and discharges the liquid; a pressure regulating device that includes a spool and an electromagnetic part that allows the spool to move, and that generates drive pressure for the artificial muscle by regulating source pressure from the pump side, and regulates the source pressure by balancing at least a force given to the spool from the electromagnetic part and a force given to the spool by action of the drive pressure; and a control device that applies a current to the electromagnetic part of the pressure regulating device so that the drive pressure reaches target pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro ASAI, Tomomi ISHIKAWA, Tomonari OKAMOTO, Shinya ICHIKAWA, Noriomi FUJII, Ryo TAKADA, Jin IZAWA, Hiroki TAKATA, Hiroshi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11467106
    Abstract: An X-ray analyzer includes: a specimen stage; a spectrometer having a spectroscopic element and an X-ray detector; a temperature measuring unit including at least one of a first temperature sensor for measuring a temperature of the specimen stage and a second temperature sensor for measuring a temperature of the spectrometer; a storage unit which stores calibration data of the spectrometer, and a previous measurement result by the temperature measuring unit at the time of execution of the calibration of the spectrometer; and a notifying unit which acquires a measurement result by the temperature measuring unit, calculates a temperature variation amount of the acquired measurement result with respect to the previous measurement result stored in the storage unit, and notifies that calibration is needed, based on the temperature variation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: JEOL Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Tsukamoto, Masahiro Asai, Shigeru Honda
  • Patent number: 11450352
    Abstract: To realize a natural image effect and the like in a moving image provided is an image processing unit which includes an additional image generation unit that generates an additional image to be added to moving image data, and an image editing processing unit that performs image editing processing of adding the additional image to the moving image data, using depth information of a pixel in the moving image data to which the additional image is to be added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Takahiro Tsuge, Satoshi Asai, Yo Nonoyama
  • Publication number: 20220274250
    Abstract: A robot device of the present disclosure includes at least one artificial muscle that operates by being supplied with liquid; and a liquid supply device that supplies and discharges the liquid to/from the artificial muscle, and the liquid supply device includes: a liquid storage part that stores the liquid; a pressure regulating valve that regulates pressure of the liquid from the liquid storage part and supplies the liquid to the artificial muscle; and a liquid keeping part that allows the artificial muscle to keep the liquid supplied to the artificial muscle, according to occurrence of an abnormality, and the liquid supply device can allow the artificial muscle that operates by being supplied with liquid to operate properly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya ICHIKAWA, Tomonari OKAMOTO, Tomomi ISHIKAWA, Masahiro ASAI, Reishi KOROGI, Masayuki FUJIRAI, Noriomi FUJII
  • Publication number: 20220260501
    Abstract: A nano projection structure inspection apparatus herein disclosed includes an inspection light irradiation part and a chromameter. The inspection light irradiation part irradiates inspection light to an inspected surface being a surface of a metal. An imaging optical axis of an imaging element of the chromameter is arranged to be tilted to a regular reflection direction of the inspection light caused by the inspected surface. The chromameter makes the imaging element receive diffusion reflection light, among reflection light of the inspection light from the inspected surface, the reflection light containing regular reflection light and the diffusion reflection light, so as to inspect a nanoscale projection structure on the inspected surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki SATO, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Nozomi TATEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20220209345
    Abstract: A lid body includes a terminal member of at least one of a positive electrode and a negative electrode, a sealing plate including an attachment hole for attaching the terminal member, and a sealing material containing a thermoplastic resin and an inorganic filler. The terminal member is inserted into the attachment hole and attached to the sealing plate in a state in which the sealing material is joined to a peripheral portion of the attachment hole. Here, as the inorganic filler, an inorganic substance having a volume change rate of 20% or less after being immersed for 7 days in a test electrolyte, which is prepared at 65° C., and which contains 1200 ppm of water and 1 M of LiPF6, and moreover in which a volume ratio of a solvent thereof satisfies a relationship of ethylene carbonate:diethyl carbonate:dimethyl carbonate=1:1:1, is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki SATO, Yozo UCHIDA, Hideki ASADACHI, Syoichi TSUCHIYA, Masataka ASAI, Tsuyoshi ASANO, Masahiro UCHIMURA, Nozomi TATEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20210132016
    Abstract: A gas sensor includes a gas sensor element for detecting the concentration of a specific gas in a gas under measurement, a tubular housing having an opening, a sealing member closing the opening, and a heat dissipating member having a rear end located at the same position or forward of the rear end of the housing. The heat dissipating member reduces heat transferred from the forward end side of the gas sensor to the sealing member and includes a connection portion connected to the housing, and a main portion extending rearward from the connection portion such that a gap is formed between the main portion and the housing. The main portion has heat dissipating openings for establishing communication between the gap and a space on the outer circumferential side of the heat dissipating member. The heat dissipating openings are formed on the rear end side of the main portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke MATSUYAMA, Masahiro ASAI, Masashi NOMURA, Yuto INOSE, Takehiro Oba
  • Publication number: 20200378909
    Abstract: An X-ray analyzer includes: a specimen stage; a spectrometer having a spectroscopic element and an X-ray detector; a temperature measuring unit including at least one of a first temperature sensor for measuring a temperature of the specimen stage and a second temperature sensor for measuring a temperature of the spectrometer; a storage unit which stores calibration data of the spectrometer, and a previous measurement result by the temperature measuring unit at the time of execution of the calibration of the spectrometer; and a notifying unit which acquires a measurement result by the temperature measuring unit, calculates a temperature variation amount of the acquired measurement result with respect to the previous measurement result stored in the storage unit, and notifies that calibration is needed, based on the temperature variation amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Kazunori Tsukamoto, Masahiro Asai, Shigeru Honda
  • Publication number: 20200292485
    Abstract: A gas sensor (100) extending in an axial direction AX including: a gas sensor element (120) which detects the concentration of a specific gas in a gas under measurement; a tubular metallic shell (110) having a polygonal tool engagement portion (110B) surrounding the gas sensor element (120); a tubular outer tube (103) which extends rearward from the metallic shell (110), surrounds the gas sensor element (120), and has an opening (103E) at a rear end thereof; a sealing member (191) which seals the opening (103E); and a tubular heat dissipating member (104) which surrounds the outer tube (103) and reduces the amount of heat transferred from the forward end side of the gas sensor (100) through the outer tube (103) to the sealing member (191). The maximum diameter D1 of the heat dissipating member (104) is equal to or less than the opposite side dimension D2 of the tool engagement portion (110B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke MATSUYAMA, Masahiro ASAI, Masashi NOMURA, Yuto INOSE
  • Patent number: 9327711
    Abstract: A control device for a hybrid vehicle automatic transmission. The hybrid vehicle being capable of EV travel in which drive wheels are driven by only a rotary electric machine with the internal combustion engine stopped. The control device having an electric oil pump control device to drive an electric oil pump that supplies oil to the friction engagement element. A neutral control device performs disengagement control on the friction engagement element. A drag determination device determines whether conditions under which drag of the friction engagement element occurs are met because of a shortage in amount of oil to be supplied to a cancellation oil chamber of the friction engagement element by the electric oil pump during the EV travel started from a state in which the hybrid vehicle is stationary. Drag elimination control device provides a command to start the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shishun Chin, Kenta Kimata, Masahiro Asai, Kazuhiko Motodohi, Shinichiro Iga
  • Patent number: 9278687
    Abstract: A control device of a hybrid vehicle including an engine; an automatic transmission placed on a power transmission path between the engine and wheels, having a first friction engagement element engaged in a forward range and a second engagement element engaged in a reverse range based on a hydraulic pressure generated while the engine is stopped; and a rotary electric machine capable of driving the wheels without using the power transmission path. The rotary electric machine is driven when a shift range is the forward range or the reverse range while the internal combustion engine is stopped, and the driving of the rotary electric machine is restrained for a set time after the shift range is changed from the forward range to the reverse range or vice versa while the engine is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Kimata, Masahiro Asai, Kazuhiko Motodohi, Shinichiro Iga
  • Patent number: 9151728
    Abstract: Provided is a gas sensor in which a connection terminal can be favorably fitted onto a cylindrical sensor element without causing a breakage of the connection terminal. An oxygen sensor (1) includes an outer connection terminal (29) having an outer fitting portion (53), an extension portion (55) extending inwardly from an axially intermediate point of the outer fitting portion (53) and pulling prevention portions (75) and (77) formed on rear end parts of the outer fitting portion (53) at positions adjacent to the extension portion (55). When the extension portion (55) of the outer connection terminal (29) is inserted in and pulled out from a through hole (23) of a separator (27), the extension portion (55) can be prevented from further pulling in the through hole (23) by contact of the pulling prevention portions (75) and (77) with a front end surface of the separator (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kato, Tatsuya Okumura, Masahiro Asai, Tomoyuki Miyashita
  • Publication number: 20150032316
    Abstract: A control device for a hybrid vehicle automatic transmission. The hybrid vehicle being capable of EV travel in which drive wheels are driven by only a rotary electric machine with the internal combustion engine stopped. The control device having an electric oil pump control device to drive an electric oil pump that supplies oil to the friction engagement element. A neutral control device performs disengagement control on the friction engagement element. A drag determination device determines whether conditions under which drag of the friction engagement element occurs are met because of a shortage in amount of oil to be supplied to a cancellation oil chamber of the friction engagement element by the electric oil pump during the EV travel started from a state in which the hybrid vehicle is stationary. Drag elimination control device provides a command to start the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Shishun Chin, Kenta Kimata, Masahiro Asai, Kazuhiko Motodohi, Shinichiro Iga
  • Patent number: 8721855
    Abstract: A crimp contact, a gas sensor including the crimp contact for outputting a signal from a sensing portion of a sensor element to an external device, and a method for manufacturing the crimp contact. The crimp contact includes a barrel portion crimped so as to fix a plurality of lead core wires (16) of an electrical lead connected to the external device. A hold portion constituting the barrel portion is formed such that the lead core wires 16 of the electrical lead are disposed in an U-shaped hold portion 77 so as to be crimped between an anvil 120 and a crimper 121. An outer surface of the U-shaped hold portion 77 has a plating layer 85 thereon to thereby constantly secure slidability between a sliding face of the crimper 121 and the outer surface of the U-shaped hold portion 77.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisaharu Nishio, Masahiro Asai, Makoto Hishiki
  • Patent number: 8715135
    Abstract: A control device for a hybrid vehicle automatic transmission. A friction engagement element control unit includes a first play elimination control unit that sets a first pressure as the pressure for a first set time where the predetermined friction engagement element is engaged using a hydraulic pressure from the electric oil pump in a travel state in which only the rotary electric machine serves as a drive source. The first play elimination pressure is lower than a play elimination pressure for use in the case where the predetermined friction engagement element is engaged using a hydraulic pressure from the mechanical oil pump in a travel state in which the internal combustion engine serves as a drive source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Ueda, Masahiro Asai, Kazuhiko Motodohi, Yoichi Tajima
  • Publication number: 20130260957
    Abstract: A control device for a hybrid vehicle automatic transmission. A friction engagement element control unit includes a first play elimination control unit that sets a first pressure as the pressure for a first set time where the predetermined friction engagement element is engaged using a hydraulic pressure from the electric oil pump in a travel state in which only the rotary electric machine serves as a drive source. The first play elimination pressure is lower than a play elimination pressure for use in the case where the predetermined friction engagement element is engaged using a hydraulic pressure from the mechanical oil pump in a travel state in which the internal combustion engine serves as a drive source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yosuke UEDA, Masahiro ASAI, Kazuhiko MOTODOHI, Yoichi TAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20130260955
    Abstract: A control device of a hybrid vehicle including an engine; an automatic transmission placed on a power transmission path between the engine and wheels, having a first friction engagement element engaged in a forward range and a second engagement element engaged in a reverse range based on a hydraulic pressure generated while the engine is stopped; and a rotary electric machine capable of driving the wheels without using the power transmission path. The rotary electric machine is driven when a shift range is the forward range or the reverse range while the internal combustion engine is stopped, and the driving of the rotary electric machine is restrained for a set time after the shift range is changed from the forward range to the reverse range or vice versa while the engine is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Kenta KIMATA, Masahiro ASAI, Kazuhiko MOTODOHI, Shinichiro IGA
  • Patent number: 8423213
    Abstract: A vehicle control device for controlling a vehicle drive apparatus, the vehicle control device configured with a phase determining mechanism that determines the end of the torque phase in a shift operation, and a rotary electrical machine control mechanism that controls the torque of the rotary electrical machine using a variation of input torque. The vehicle control device is also configured with an engagement control mechanism that provides feedback controlling supplied oil pressure to an engagement side element as an engagement element on a side to be engaged after switching of shift speeds so that the rotation speed change rate of the input member becomes the target rotation speed change rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Tsuda, Yomei Hakumura, Masahiro Asai, Yoichi Tajima, Tomokazu Ito
  • Patent number: RE44954
    Abstract: An audio recording and reproducing apparatus includes a controller for controlling the entire behaviors, hard disc for write and read of audio data, audio compression/expansion circuit for expanding compressed audio data, and external I/O port. The audio recording and reproducing apparatus is connected to a network service center to obtain desired music data from storage of the network service center and to store it in the hard disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Ozawa, Nobuhiro Tone, Masahiro Asai