Patents by Inventor Masahiro Yamashita

Masahiro Yamashita 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: 10859523
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas sensor for detecting hydrogen gas in a measurement gas atmosphere, including: a first installation part defining a first inner space in communication with the measurement gas atmosphere through a solid electrolyte membrane member; a second installation part defining a second inner space in direct communication with the measurement gas atmosphere; first and second sensor elements respectively installed in the first and second inner spaces; and a calculation unit configured to calculate the concentration of the hydrogen gas according to a potential between the first and second sensor elements. The gas sensor further includes a current detecting portion that detects a current flowing through the first and second sensor elements. The calculation unit is configured to, when the current detected by the current detecting portion is larger than or equal to a threshold value, judge that the hydrogen gas is present at high concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamashita, Shoji Kitanoya, Masaya Watanabe, Yusuke Matsukura, Daisuke Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200372257
    Abstract: A vehicle monitoring system includes at least one camera, and a server that is communicably connected to a client terminal. The camera performs capturing a vehicle while switching a first capturing condition including an image parameter for capturing a number of the vehicle entering an angle of view of the camera and a second capturing condition including an image parameter for capturing an occupant's face of the vehicle, and transmits a first captured video under the first capturing condition and a second captured video under the second capturing condition to the server. The server arranges reproduction screens for the first captured video and the second captured video that are reproduceable in the client terminal and displays the reproduction screens on the client terminal based on the first captured video and the second captured video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshimasa FUNAKI, Michinori KISHIMOTO, Hiroaki JODAN, Toshiyuki SANO, Masahiro YAMASHITA, Yuma KOBAYASHI, Yuji ARIMA, Hideaki TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10744933
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a display portion that displays, toward at least one of an exterior or an interior of the vehicle, driving control information, the driving control information including at least one of first information, expressing how driving of the vehicle is being controlled, or second information, originating at the vehicle and being able to affect a traveling state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20200180259
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a polyimide film laminated substrate in which stable peeling with a constant low force from an inorganic substrate is enabled when a polyimide film is to be peeled from an inorganic substrate even after heat treatment at a temperature exceeding 500° C. is performed. [Solution] Silane coupling agent treatment is performed on an inorganic substrate on which a thin film of an aluminum oxide, a thin film of a composite oxide of aluminum and silicon, a thin film of molybdenum or tungsten, or an alloy thin film of molybdenum and tungsten is formed continuously or discontinuously on a part of at least one surface thereof, and a polyimide film layer is further laminated on the silane coupling agent layer. In the obtained laminate, the part where the aluminum oxide thin film layer is present functions as an easily-peelable layer, the part where no aluminum oxide thin film layer functions as an easily-bondable part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuo OKUYAMA, Naoki WATANABE, Toshiyuki TSUCHIYA, Masahiro YAMASHITA, Kaya TOKUDA
  • Publication number: 20200180888
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a storage state in which a reactive compound layer can be stably maintained in a polymer film having a reactive compound layer on the surface. The film roll is obtained by winding together: a first polymer film having a reactive compound layer on the surface, and a second polymer film having a surface roughness (Ra) of 0.1 ?m or more and a modulus of elasticity of 300 MPa or more and 10 GPa or less. The film bundle is obtained by laminating the first and second polymer films. Preferably, storing the film roll and the film bundle at a low temperature enables a thin layer of a reactive compound to be stably maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaya TOKUDA, Masahiro YAMASHITA, Tetsuo OKUYAMA, Toshiyuki TSUCHIYA, Naoki WATANABE, Shunsuke ICHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200140776
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a lubricating oil composition particularly excellent in viscosity characteristics at a low temperature. The present invention provides: a lubricating oil composition including a polymer (A) and a base oil (B), wherein the polymer (A) satisfies the following requirement (A-1), and the content ratio of the polymer (A) and the base oil (B) is such that the ratio of a resin (A) is within the range of from 0.1 to 50 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the total amount of the polymer (A) and the base oil (B). (A-1) The polymer (A) is a polymer containing a structural unit derived from an ?-olefin having 20 or less carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Akio HAYAKAWA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Takayuki UEKUSA, Ikuko EBISAWA, Masahiro YAMASHITA, Toyoaki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200104566
    Abstract: A capturing camera has a lens block that includes a lens for focusing light from a subject including a face of a person riding in a vehicle and a license plate of the vehicle, an image sensor that performs a capturing process based on the light from the subject focused by the lens, and a processor that generates a face image of the person riding in the vehicle and a license plate image of the vehicle, corresponding to a same vehicle, based on a captured image of the subject generated by the capturing process. The processor has the image sensor perform the capturing process using a plurality of capturing conditions at a time of capturing based on the light from the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki YAMADA, Yuki YOSHIKUNI, Toshimasa FUNAKI, Osamu NAKASHIMA, Masahiro YAMASHITA, Satoshi KIYOMATSU, Jyouji WADA
  • Patent number: 10587785
    Abstract: A monitoring camera includes a camera unit that has a lens, a housing that has an opening facing a light incident surface of the lens and surrounds the camera unit with a gap which is formed between the housing and the camera unit, a light-transmissive cover that is attached to the opening with spaced apart from the lens to seal off the housing, a fan that is disposed in the gap and circulates an air in the gap, a ventilation hole that is bored in the housing and causes the gap to be open to an outside, a water-proof air-permeable film that covers the ventilation hole, a heater that is provided facing the gap and heats the air, and an infrared light irradiation device that is provided facing the gap and emits infrared light to the outside through the cover and radiates heat into the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Kawashima, Seiji Urano, Masahiro Yamashita, Yoichiro Yamagi
  • Publication number: 20190313001
    Abstract: A monitoring camera includes a camera unit that has a lens, a housing that has an opening facing a light incident surface of the lens and surrounds the camera unit with a gap which is formed between the housing and the camera unit, a light-transmissive cover that is attached to the opening with spaced apart from the lens to seal off the housing, a fan that is disposed in the gap and circulates an air in the gap, a ventilation hole that is bored in the housing and causes the gap to be open to an outside, a water-proof air-permeable film that covers the ventilation hole, a heater that is provided facing the gap and heats the air, and an infrared light irradiation device that is provided facing the gap and emits infrared light to the outside through the cover and radiates heat into the air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki KAWASHIMA, Seiji URANO, Masahiro YAMASHITA, Yoichiro YAMAGI
  • Publication number: 20190241193
    Abstract: There is provided a passenger support device including (i) an informing portion that sets behavior items to be performed by a passenger by a time a vehicle arrives at a destination and sets an order of performing the behavior items, the informing portion informing the passenger of the behavior items to be performed based on the order, (ii) an action recognition portion that recognizes an action of the passenger performing the behavior items, and (iii) an action support portion that supports the action of the passenger performing the behavior items, based on each of the behavior items and the action of the passenger recognized by the action recognition portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190232786
    Abstract: A vehicle display device that includes: a display part having a plurality of display faces that display information and that are provided at at least one location among a front face, a rear face, an upper face or a side face inside a vehicle cabin; a detection part that detects an orientation and a posture of an occupant; and a control part that selects a display face in accordance with the orientation and the posture of the occupant detected by the detection part, and controls display by the display part such that information is displayed at the selected display face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190225156
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided including an activation section, a shielding section, and a display section. An occupant uses the activation section to activate a make-up mode to assist the occupant in doing their make-up. The shielding section makes opaque at least one of a windshield glass, a side window glass, or a rear glass in a state in which the make-up mode has been activated. The display section is configured to display a mirror image of an entire face of the occupant in front of the occupant in a state in which the make-up mode has been activated, the mirror image being in an upright state relative to the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190225239
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes: a display unit; a section setting unit that divides a travel route into at least one automated driving recommended section where the vehicle travels in automated driving mode, and at least one manual driving recommended sections where traveling in manual driving mode is urged; and a display control unit that, when a vehicle is traveling in automated driving mode in the at least one automated driving recommended section, displays on the display unit at least one first video image that is able to relax a level of alertness of a vehicle occupant when viewed by the vehicle occupant, and before the vehicle reaches the at least one manual driving recommended section, displays on the display unit a second video image that promotes an increased level of alertness in the vehicle occupant when viewed by the vehicle occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190217872
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle is provided, the device including personal information acquisition section, environment information acquisition section, information conversion section and display section. The personal information acquisition section acquires personal information about a driver of the vehicle from an identification tag in which the personal information of the driver is recorded. The environment information acquisition section acquires environment information about a vicinity of the vehicle. The information conversion section converts the environment information in accordance with the personal information of the driver. The display section displays the converted information to the interior of a passenger compartment of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190217773
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a display portion that displays, toward at least one of an exterior or an interior of the vehicle, driving control information, the driving control information including at least one of first information, expressing how driving of the vehicle is being controlled, or second information, originating at the vehicle and being able to affect a traveling state of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190210462
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes: a switch section configured to switch a vehicle between automated driving and manual driving; a display section capable of displaying information related to driving assistance and information unrelated to driving assistance on a display region; and a controller that, in a case in which manual driving has been switched to automated driving by the switch section, controls so as to change a display state of the related information on the display section such that the related information is less visible than the unrelated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Eisuke Ando, Misako Hayashima, Saki Kitoh, Masahiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190134963
    Abstract: A laminate mainly made of polyimide with low thermal expansion, high mechanical strength, and high heat resistance, and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. A surface of a polyimide film is activated and then treated by a silane coupling agent. Subsequently, the obtained silane coupling agent-treated polyimide films are superimposed, and pressure and heat are applied to the superimposed polyimide films so as to manufacture a polyimide film laminate. The obtained polyimide film laminate has a cross-sectional structure of superimposing polyimide film layers and silane coupling agent condensate layer(s) alternately to each other. Adhesive strength between the polyimide films of the polyimide film laminate of the present invention does not change largely from initial adhesive strength even after heat treatment at 400° C. for 15 minutes. Further, the polyimide film laminate exhibits a high bending elastic modulus and impact resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota HARA, Toshiyuki TSUCHIYA, Masahiro YAMASHITA, Tetsuo OKUYAMA, Naoki WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190086351
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas sensor for detecting hydrogen gas in a measurement gas atmosphere, including: a first installation part defining a first inner space in communication with the measurement gas atmosphere through a solid electrolyte membrane member; a second installation part defining a second inner space in direct communication with the measurement gas atmosphere; first and second sensor elements respectively installed in the first and second inner spaces; and a calculation unit configured to calculate the concentration of the hydrogen gas according to a potential between the first and second sensor elements. The gas sensor further includes a current detecting portion that detects a current flowing through the first and second sensor elements. The calculation unit is configured to, when the current detected by the current detecting portion is larger than or equal to a threshold value, judge that the hydrogen gas is present at high concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro YAMASHITA, Shoji KITANOYA, Masaya WATANABE, Yusuke MATSUKURA, Daisuke ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190041347
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas sensor for detecting a measurement target gas in a measurement gas atmosphere, including first and second sensor elements respectively installed in first and second inner spaces of first and second installation parts. The first and second sensor elements have respective heating resistors connected in series and each has a resistance value that varies with change in temperature thereof so that the concentration of the measurement target gas can be calculated according to a potential between the heating resistors of the first and second sensor elements with the application of a constant voltage. The first and second installation parts are located at such positions that allow a maximum temperature difference of 0.4° C. or less between the first and second inner spaces during change in atmosphere temperature from 0° C. to 80° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke MATSUKURA, Shoji KITANOYA, Masaya WATANABE, Daisuke ICHIKAWA, Masahiro YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20190041353
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas sensor for detecting a measurement target gas in a measurement gas atmosphere, including: a first sensor element; a first installation part defining a first inner space in which the first sensor element is installed; and a casing accommodating therein the first installation part. The casing has an opening formed to introduce the measurement target gas into an inside of the casing. The first installation part has: a first gas introduction hole formed to provide communication between the first inner space and the inside of the casing; and a membrane member arranged to cover the first gas introduction hole and having permeability to water vapor and substantially no permeability to the measurement target gas. At least a portion of the first installation part in contact with the membrane member is made of insulating ceramic material or resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke MATSUKURA, Shoji KITANOYA, Masaya WATANABE, Daisuke ICHIKAWA, Masahiro YAMASHITA