Patents by Inventor Masahiro Mori

Masahiro Mori 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: 11022032
    Abstract: An engine includes: a cylinder head that forms an intake port connected to a combustion chamber; a throttle body that is joined to the intake port and adjusts a degree of an opening of an intake passage by rotating a throttle vale around a rotation axis of a valve shaft, the throttle vale being fixed to the valve shaft; and a case that stores a drive member and supports a drive motor, the drive member being fixed to the valve shaft, the drive motor generating a drive force that is transmitted to the drive member. The case overlaps with the intake port as seen in a side view. Accordingly, in the engine, it is possible to reduce the volume of the intake passage between the throttle valve and the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kontani, Kensuke Mori, Toshiaki Deguchi, Shinichi Kurita
  • Publication number: 20210158574
    Abstract: A calculation device comprises a color evaluation unit that acquires a sensor color and four or more reference colors from photography data from a measurement time when an indication object was photographed in a second photography environment; determines coefficients for color conversion between a first and the second photography environments based on the amount of change from color information for the reference colors in the first photography environment, which has been read from a calculation device storage unit, to color information for the reference colors in the second photography environment, which has been acquired from the photography data; and uses the sensor color acquired from the photography data from the measurement time and the color conversion coefficients to correct the sensor color to the color that would have been photographed in the first photography environment by solving a conversion formula including terms representing an affine transformation consisting of translation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji SUWA, Kohhei AIDA, Shunsuke MORI, Shigetaka TSUBOUCHI, Masahiro KAWASAKI, Yoshifumi SEKIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210155080
    Abstract: A current estimating device that estimates a capacitor current of a high-voltage circuit for driving a motor, wherein the current estimating device calculates a voltage utilization rate using the input voltage of an inverter included in the high-voltage circuit and the speed of the motor, calculates a first constant by applying the voltage utilization rate to a predetermined first arithmetic expression, and calculates the capacitor current of an electrical condenser included in the high-voltage circuit by multiplying the first constant by a motor current effective value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto HATTORI, Hiroyuki KAMITANI, Hiroto HIGUCHI, Masahiro MORI, Kyohei WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11008996
    Abstract: An ignition timing control device includes bandpass filters each configured to pass and output only a specific frequency band for the output value of a knocking sensor, a storage device storing first learned neural networks configured to receive the output values of the bandpass filters in respective frequency band, and a processor. Each of the first learned neural networks is pre-learned to output an estimated value for a value representing knocking intensity when receiving the filtered output value of the bandpass filter. The processor calculates an optimal estimated value using a part of acquired estimated values for the value excluding a unique estimated value, and executes retarding control of an ignition timing based on the calculated optimal estimated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Akinori Kitazume, Kenji Senda, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11005119
    Abstract: In an electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, having nanofiber unwoven cloth buried in an electrolyte resin, the nanofiber unwoven cloth is disposed being exposed only from one face of the electrolyte membrane. The fuel cell includes a MEA having an anode electrode disposed on one face of the electrolyte membrane and having a cathode electrode disposed on the other face thereof, and a pair of separators holding the MEA by sandwiching the MEA therebetween. Thereby, the electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, the manufacturing method of the electrolyte membrane, and the fuel cell are provided with which the electric power generation property and productivity are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kojima, Masahiro Mori, Shinya Kikuzumi, Yasuhiro Ueyama, Yasushi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10995326
    Abstract: Provided is a method for safely and selectively producing a substrate culture product including a large amount of a desired degrading enzyme. A method for producing a substrate culture product used for feedstuff includes inoculating filamentous fungi bred so that a target degrading enzyme is produced by self-cloning in high productivity on a substrate, and producing the substrate culture product having functionality by ventilating the substrate to carry out solid culture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIWARA TECHNO-ART CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kariyama, Akira Mori, Satoko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10991749
    Abstract: Provided is a structure capable of detecting near-infrared light with good sensitivity. Also provided are a composition for forming a near-infrared transmitting filter layer used in the structure and an optical sensor capable of detecting near-infrared light with good sensitivity. This structure 101 has a support 1, a partition wall 2 provided on the support 1, and a near-infrared transmitting filter layer 11 that shields visible light and transmits at least a portion of near-infrared light, provided in a region partitioned by the partition wall 2, in which the refractive index of the partition wall 2 is smaller than the refractive index of the near-infrared transmitting filter layer 11 at at least a portion of the wavelengths of the near-infrared light transmitted by the near-infrared transmitting filter layer 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Oota, Masahiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10984953
    Abstract: An electronic device assembly includes a first electronic device, a second electronic device, and a connection member. The first electronic device includes a first metal terminal configured to hold a first chip component. The second electronic device includes a second metal terminal configured to hold a second chip component. The connection member connects the first electronic device and the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10984950
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic device includes preparing a chip component with a terminal electrode. A terminal plate is prepared. A connection member is placed between an end surface of the terminal electrode and an inner surface of the terminal plate. The terminal plate and the terminal electrode are joined using the connection member by bringing a press head into contact with an outer surface of the terminal plate and pressing and heating the terminal plate against the terminal electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Kenichi Inoue, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Patent number: 10976024
    Abstract: A light source device according to the present disclosure includes a light source unit, a collimator, a first step mirror, a second step mirror, a condenser lens, and an optical fiber. The first step mirror reduces a plurality of parallel beams in a row direction by narrowing a column interval between the plurality of parallel beams. The second step mirror reduces the plurality of parallel beams in the column direction by narrowing a row interval between the plurality of parallel beams. The number of steps of the first step mirror and the number of steps of the second step mirror are different from each other, and a width of each of the plurality of mirror surfaces of the first step mirror and a width of each of the plurality of mirror surfaces of the second step mirror are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Mori, Masahiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10961381
    Abstract: Provided is a composition with which a film having excellent temporal stability and excellent adhesiveness with a support or the like can be formed. In addition, provided are a film, a near infrared cut filter, a solid image pickup element, an image display device, and an infrared sensor. The composition includes: a near infrared absorbing compound that includes a ?-conjugated plane having a monocyclic or fused aromatic ring; and a compound A having a weight-average molecular weight of 3000 or higher that has a radically polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated group, in which the compound A includes a repeating unit having a graft chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Akio Mizuno, Kazuya Oota
  • Publication number: 20210088020
    Abstract: An ignition timing control device includes bandpass filters each configured to pass and output only a specific frequency band for the output value of a knocking sensor, a storage device storing first learned neural networks configured to receive the output values of the bandpass filters in respective frequency band, and a processor. Each of the first learned neural networks is pre-learned to output an estimated value for a value representing knocking intensity when receiving the filtered output value of the bandpass filter. The processor calculates an optimal estimated value using a part of acquired estimated values for the value excluding a unique estimated value, and executes retarding control of an ignition timing based on the calculated optimal estimated value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro MORI, Akinori KITAZUME, Kenji SENDA, Daisuke KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210088019
    Abstract: An ignition timing control device for an internal combustion engine includes a storage device and a processor. The storage device stores a first learned neural network and a second learned neural network. The processor is configured to perform, in a next cycle where ignition timing is delayed, control to delay the ignition timing in a cycle after the next cycle based on a difference between a predictive value of an estimate of a value representing knocking intensity calculated with use of the second learned neural network and the estimate of the value representing the knocking intensity calculated with use of the first learned neural network. When the difference is larger than a predetermined set value, the processor is configured not to perform the control to delay the ignition timing in the cycle after the next cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji SENDA, Masahiro MORI
  • Publication number: 20210088021
    Abstract: An ignition timing control device includes a storage device that stores a normal signal generation model configured to output, upon receiving an output value of a knocking sensor, a noise-removed output value therefrom which an unlearned noise component value has been removed, and a first learned neural network pre-learned to output, upon receiving one of the output value of the knocking sensor and the noise-removed output value, an estimated value of a knocking intensity representative value, and a processor that acquires the estimated value by inputting the output value of the knocking sensor to the normal signal generation model and inputting the noise-removed output value to the first learned neural network, and executes retarding control of an ignition timing based on the acquired estimated value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro MORI, Akinori Kitazume, Kenji Senda, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10916375
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chip component and a metal terminal. The chip component includes a terminal electrode formed on an element body. The metal terminal is connectable with the terminal electrode of the chip component. The metal terminal includes a terminal body and a pair of holding pieces. The terminal body faces an end surface of the terminal electrode of the chip component. The pair of holding pieces is formed on the terminal body and sandwiches the chip component. A width, a protrusion length, or a protrusion area of one of the pair of holding pieces is different from that of the other holding piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihisa Ando, Sunao Masuda, Masahiro Mori, Kayou Matsunaga, Kosuke Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20210033308
    Abstract: A combustion device includes: a gas proportional valve; a control portion; a driving circuit; and a monitoring circuit. The monitoring circuit includes: a voltage generating portion configured to generate monitoring voltages corresponding to a driving current; and a branch output portion configured to output the monitoring voltages to a plurality of terminals of the control portion. When a voltage difference between the monitoring voltages input to the plurality of terminals is a determination reference value or more, the control portion determines that there is a failure of the monitoring circuit. When the voltage difference between the monitoring voltages is less than the determination reference value, and at least one of the monitoring voltages does not fall within a predetermined normal range while the gas proportional valve is controlled to become a predetermined state, the control portion determines that there is the failure of the monitoring circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro MORI, Tomoki KISHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10908335
    Abstract: A film has a maximum light transmittance value of 20% or lower in a wavelength range of 450 to 650 nm in a film thickness direction, a light transmittance of 20% or lower at a wavelength of 835 nm in the film thickness direction, and a minimum light transmittance value of 70% or higher in a wavelength range of 1000 to 1300 nm in the film thickness direction. A method of forming the film includes forming a first spectrally selective layer and forming a second spectrally selective layer. A kit for forming the film includes a first composition and a second composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Oota, Kyohei Arayama, Masahiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10877195
    Abstract: A composition includes: a coloring material that allows transmission of infrared light and shields visible light; an infrared absorber; and a resin, in which the infrared absorber includes a compound having an absorption maximum in a wavelength range of longer than 900 nm and 1000 nm or shorter, and a ratio A/B of a minimum value A of an absorbance of the composition in a wavelength range of 400 to 950 nm to a maximum value B of an absorbance of the composition in a wavelength range of 1100 to 1300 nm is 4.5 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Shuichiro Osada
  • Publication number: 20200402401
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle notification sound generation system mounted on a self-driving capable electric bus, and the system has a speaker that outputs a verbal speech about arrival of the electric bus at a destination and outputs a non-verbal sound corresponding to a state of acceleration/deceleration of the electric bus before acceleration/deceleration operation or during acceleration/deceleration of the electric bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru Takamura, Jun Kokaji, Masahiro Mori
  • Publication number: 20200400277
    Abstract: A light source device according to the present disclosure includes a light source unit, a collimator, a first step mirror, a second step mirror, a condenser lens, and an optical fiber. The first step mirror reduces a plurality of parallel beams in a row direction by narrowing a column interval between the plurality of parallel beams. The second step mirror reduces the plurality of parallel beams in the column direction by narrowing a row interval between the plurality of parallel beams. The number of steps of the first step mirror and the number of steps of the second step mirror are different from each other, and a width of each of the plurality of mirror surfaces of the first step mirror and a width of each of the plurality of mirror surfaces of the second step mirror are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: SHIGEYUKI MORI, MASAHIRO MORI