Masaki Watanabe 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).
Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a scene determination unit determining whether or not a current traveling scene is a traveling-restricted scene, an order setting unit setting priorities corresponding to a restriction with respect to driving behaviors previously classified for different purposes in a case where it is determined that the traveling scene is the traveling-restricted scene and setting priorities with respect to the plurality of driving behaviors in a case where it is not determined that the traveling scene is the traveling-restricted scene, a traveling plan generating unit generating traveling plans corresponding to the plurality of priority-set driving behaviors, an executability determination unit determining executability of each of the plurality of generated driving behaviors, a traveling plan selection unit selecting the traveling plan corresponding to the driving behavior with the highest priority, and a traveling control unit controlling the traveling of the host vehicle based on the trav
Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a shear wave propagating in an object. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate an index value that indicates viscosity within the object and that is not dependent on any physical model related to viscoelasticity, by analyzing the detected shear wave.
Abstract: A three-dimensional shaped object can achieve both of a property in the case of a high dense degree and a property in the case of a low dense degree, and have a high strength. The three-dimensional shaped object includes a dense portion formed on one side so as to be dense, and a porous portion formed on an opposite side so as to be porous. The dense portion and the porous portion are formed by a reaction product of a ceramic material with a chelating agent.
Abstract: An optical connection structure including first optical fibers, second optical fibers, a first optical connector, and a second optical connector is disclosed. The first optical connector is configured such that each of first distal end portions of the first optical fibers protrudes from a first front end surface to the outside when the first optical connector and the second optical connector are connected to each other. Each of the first distal end portions is inserted into a corresponding second fiber hole of the second optical connector. The second optical connector is configured such that each of second distal end portions of the second optical fibers is moved rearward inside second fiber holes due to each of the first distal end portions respectively inserted into the second fiber holes. The first optical fibers and the second optical fibers are optically coupled to each other inside the second fiber holes.
October 26, 2021
Date of Patent:
November 14, 2023
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC OPTIFRONTIER CO., LTD., JAPAN COMMUNICATION ACCESSORIES MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC LIGHTWAVE CORP.
Abstract: Provided is a magnetic field detection device that includes a first and second soft magnetic bodies, and a magnetic detector. The first and second soft magnetic bodies extend along a first plane and are disposed in confronted relation in a third direction. The first plane includes both a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The third direction is orthogonal to both the first and second directions. The magnetic detector is provided between the first and second soft magnetic bodies in the third direction.
Abstract: A brake control device is applied to a vehicle including a regenerative generator. The brake control device includes a pressure adjustment unit that includes an electric pump and a pressure adjustment valve, and that adjusts adjustment liquid pressure of a pressure adjustment fluid path between the electric pump and the pressure adjustment valve; and a controller that controls the electric pump and the pressure adjustment valve. The controller, before starting a replacement operation to replace a regenerative braking force by the regenerative generator with a friction braking force by the adjustment liquid pressure, performs preceding pressurization to increase the adjustment liquid pressure from “0” and maintain the adjustment liquid pressure at predetermined liquid pressure, and after performing the preceding pressurization, increases the adjustment liquid pressure more than the predetermined liquid pressure by increasing a rotation speed of the electric pump, and then execute the replacement operation.
Abstract: A brake control device applied to a vehicle including a regenerative generator connected to a front wheel has an electric pump, and first and second pressure adjustment valves. The first pressure adjustment valve is provided in a brake fluid reflux path including the electric pump, adjusts the brake fluid to a first hydraulic pressure, and adjusts a rear wheel hydraulic pressure in a rear wheel cylinder to the first hydraulic pressure. The second pressure adjustment valve is provided in the reflux path, reduces the first hydraulic pressure to a second hydraulic pressure, and adjusts front wheel hydraulic pressure in a front wheel cylinder to the second hydraulic pressure. A front wheel flow rate to increase the front wheel hydraulic pressure is calculated using a brake operation member operation amount and a regeneration amount of the regenerative generator. The first pressure adjustment valve is controlled using the front wheel flow rate.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a camera module and an electronic device that can improve heat dissipation. A movable member has an image sensor on a front side and is movable in a direction along an imaging surface of the image sensor, the fixed member is fixed with a predetermined gap interposed between the fixed member and the movable member on a back side of the movable member, and at least one heat dissipating member is fixed to at least one of the fixed member and the movable member and is in contact with the other in the gap. The present disclosure is applicable to a camera module of a sensor-shift system.
September 10, 2021
October 12, 2023
SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
Abstract: A primary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolytic solution. The positive electrode includes manganese dioxide. The negative electrode includes a lithium-based material. The electrolytic solution includes an alkali metal compound represented by Formula (1) and a dicarboxylic anhydride compound represented by Formula (2). MeN(CxF2x+1SO2)(CyF2y+1SO2)??(1) where: Me is an alkali metal element; and x and y are each an integer of 0 or greater. W(—C(?O)—O—C(?O)—)z??(2) where: W is a benzene-based aromatic ring from which 2z-number of hydrogen atoms are eliminated; and z is an integer of 2 or greater.
Abstract: A powder metal material for additive manufacturing, which is an aluminum alloy, in which the powder metal material has an absorption rate of 65% or more determined by the following regression equation: Absorption rate (%)=23.5+1.9[Si]+7.4[Fe]?4.0[Cu]+109.6[Mn]+45.1[Mg]?14.5[Zn]?14.2[Ti]+2.6[Ni]?3.0[Zr]?218.1[Sc], where, [ ]represents a content (mass %) of each element.
Abstract: Provided is a ceramic substrate having novel characteristics, capable of achieving thermal conductivity equal to or higher than that of a conventional ceramic substrate containing a granular aluminum nitride polycrystal in a base body thereof, and achieving fracture toughness superior to that of a conventional ceramic substrate containing a granular silicon nitride polycrystal in a base body thereof. A ceramic substrate according to the present embodiment contains a fibrous AlN single crystal.
Abstract: A method includes: recognizing a signal candidate position around a vehicle by using a sensor mounted on the vehicle, the signal candidate position being a position a traffic light is possibly present, the vehicle including a light configured in such a manner that a light distribution state of the light changes; and performing a first light control process of controlling the light in response to recognition of the signal candidate position, the first light control process including at least one of: increasing an intensity of light emitted to the signal candidate position to a value higher than before the recognition of the signal candidate position; or making the intensity of the light emitted to the signal candidate position higher than an intensity of light emitted to an area other than the signal candidate position.
March 17, 2023
September 28, 2023
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to generate moving speed information indicating a moving speed of an ultrasound probe, on the basis of a predetermined number of pieces of medical image data among a plurality of pieces of medical image data in a time series obtained from an ultrasound scan performed by the ultrasound probe. The processing circuitry is configured to cause a display to display the moving speed information.
Abstract: A building includes an outer wall, a roof arranged so as to be orthogonal to the outer wall and inclined with respect to the ground, and a flashing arranged at a boundary between the roof and the outer wall. The flashing includes an attachment configured to extend along the outer wall, a guide connected to the attachment and arranged above the roof, and a water draining portion arranged so as to intersect the attachment and the guide.
Abstract: A stop line detection apparatus recognizes a boundary line of a lane on which the host vehicle travels, and detect a stop line at an intersection in front of the host vehicle. The apparatus sets an intersection area corresponding to the intersection in the road on which the host vehicle travels on the basis of a captured image by a front camera of the host vehicle, detects a crosswalk in the intersection area, a stop line search area setting unit configured to set a stop line search area extending from the crosswalk toward a front side in the lane on which the host vehicle travels, and performs stop line detection in the stop line search area. A depth of the stop line search area in an extending direction of a traveling lane is smaller than twice a depth of the crosswalk.
March 13, 2023
September 14, 2023
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor, in which the memory stores address information representing an address of an institution that has received a prescription, and the processor is configured to, in a case where an abnormality is detected in biological information acquired from a patient, transmit identification information of the patient and information including the fact that the abnormality is detected in the biological information to the address represented by the address information.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor configured to, in a case where a print instruction to form an image by plural image forming apparatuses is received from a terminal apparatus and a pre-confirmation image of a print result is requested and in a case where an image forming apparatus is not possible to execute a printing process according to setting content designated in the print instruction, generate a pre-confirmation image corresponding to an image, which is obtained in a case where the printing process is executed in a state in which the setting content designated in the received print instruction is changed to setting content that is executable in the image forming apparatus to transmit the generated pre-confirmation image to the terminal apparatus that has transmitted the print instruction, and change the setting content of the received print instruction to the setting content that is executable in the image forming apparatus to transmit the changed setting content to another image forming
Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to perform a speckle noise reducing process on each of a plurality of images that were acquired by using an ultrasound wave and are in a time series. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate an index value indicating fluttering of image signal intensities in each of multiple positions within a region of interest, on the basis of the plurality of images resulting from the speckle noise reducing process.
Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a tissue characteristic parameter value with respect to each of a plurality of positions within a region of interest, by analyzing a result of a scan performed on a patient. The processing circuitry is configured to determine a measurement region in the region of interest by performing an analysis while using the tissue characteristic parameter values. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate a statistic value of the tissue characteristic parameter values in the measurement region.
Abstract: A medical image processing device of an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire a contrast-enhanced image of a subject at least after a portal vein dominant phase among contrast-enhanced images of the subject to which a contrast medium has been administered in a process of reaching a post-vascular phase from an artery dominant phase via the portal vein dominant phase, and detect a site where the contrast medium has been washed out as a defective part in the contrast-enhanced image after the portal vein dominant phase.