Patents by Inventor Masanori Hayashi

Masanori Hayashi 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: 20210217942
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting element includes: a substrate; an n-type layer; a light emitting layer; a p-type layer; a p electrode located above the p-type layer; an n electrode located in a region that is above the n-type layer and in which the light emitting layer and the p-type layer are not located; a p-electrode bump connected to the p electrode; an n-electrode bump connected to the n electrode; and an insulation bump located in at least one of a region between the n-electrode bump and the p-type layer and a region whose distance from an end of the p-type layer closer to the n-electrode bump is shorter than a distance from the end to the p-electrode bump, in a plan view of the substrate. A surface of the insulation bump opposite to a surface facing the substrate is insulated from the p electrode and the n electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Yasumitsu KUNOH, Masahiro KUME, Masanori HIROKI, Keimei MASAMOTO, Toshiya FUKUHISA, Shigeo HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10948406
    Abstract: A moisture amount detection device includes: a light source that projects light that flickers at a predetermined frequency toward an object; a light receiver that receives the light reflected by the object and outputs a detection signal; an amplifier that outputs an amplified signal obtained by amplifying the detection signal by a predetermined amplification factor; a lock-in amplifier that outputs an extracted signal obtained by extracting a signal of a predetermined frequency from the amplified signal; an A/D converter that performs A/D conversion on the extracted signal, and outputs a digital signal; a second low-pass filter whose passband is changeable, and that allows a signal of a frequency in the passband in the digital signal to pass therethrough; and a controller that performs first control to change the passband according to a signal intensity indicated by the digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Hayashi, Yoshifumi Watabe, Hirotaka Matsunami
  • Publication number: 20200408676
    Abstract: A water content sensor includes: a light emitter that emits detection light having a first wavelength band and reference light a second wavelength band toward a road surface; a first light receiver that converts the detection light reflected by the road surface to a first electric signal; a second light receiver that converts the reference light reflected by the road surface to a second electric signal; and a computation processor that detects the amount of water based on a signal ratio between the first electric signal and the second electric signal. The computation processor detects the amount of water based on the signal ratio obtained when the signal intensity of at least one of the first electric signal and the second electric signal is within a predetermined range defined relative to a reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotaka MATSUNAMI, Masanori HAYASHI, Toru BABA, Yoshifumi WATABE, Noriyuki YASUIKE, Takashi NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200182782
    Abstract: A moisture amount detection device includes: a light source that projects light that flickers at a predetermined frequency toward an object; a light receiver that receives the light reflected by the object and outputs a detection signal; an amplifier that outputs an amplified signal obtained by amplifying the detection signal by a predetermined amplification factor; a lock-in amplifier that outputs an extracted signal obtained by extracting a signal of a predetermined frequency from the amplified signal; an A/D converter that performs A/D conversion on the extracted signal, and outputs a digital signal; a second low-pass filter whose passband is changeable, and that allows a signal of a frequency in the passband in the digital signal to pass therethrough; and a controller that performs first control to change the passband according to a signal intensity indicated by the digital signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori HAYASHI, Yoshifumi WATABE, Hirotaka MATSUNAMI
  • Patent number: 10486514
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle interior; a front room provided on a front side of the vehicle interior; a luggage room provided in a rear side of the vehicle interior; a weight part which includes at least one of a drive unit to drive a vehicle wheel and a power source to supply fuel or power to the drive unit; and a battery. The weight part includes a first weight part and a second weight part, at least one of the first weight part and the second weight part includes the drive unit, the battery is provided below the vehicle interior, the first weight part is provided in the front room, the second weight part is provided below the luggage room, and a height of the second weight part is lower than a height of the first weight part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taku Takayanagi, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Masanori Hayashi, Naoki Hashirayama, Yuichiro Saneyoshi, Junichi Ogino
  • Patent number: 10221793
    Abstract: A controller for an internal combustion engine is configured, when the speed of combustion of a fuel in a cylinder changes as the property of the fuel injected from a fuel injection valve changes, to change a combustion limit excess air ratio that is a target value of a fuel injection amount feedforward control according to a first relationship that the combustion limit excess air ratio increases as the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder increases. The controller is also configured, when the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder changes as the property of the fuel injected from the fuel injection valve changes, to change the value of a combustion limit combustion speed parameter that is the target value of a fuel injection amount feedback control according to a second relationship that the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder corresponding to a combustion limit increases as the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichiro Nogawa, Hiroaki Mizoguchi, Yasuyuki Irisawa, Shintaro Hotta, Masanori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10094323
    Abstract: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is configured, during a slightly stratified-charge lean-burn operation, to: calculate a basic total fuel injection amount based on a required torque; calculate a compression stroke injection amount based on an ignition delay index value; calculate, as a basic main injection amount, a value obtained by subtracting a compression stroke injection amount from the basic total fuel injection amount; calculate, based on an output value of an in-cylinder pressure sensor, an actual specified combustion index value that represents a main combustion speed or a combustion fluctuation rate; calculate a main injection correction term based on a result of a comparison between a target specified combustion index value or a tolerable specified combustion index value, and the actual specified combustion index value; and calculate a main injection amount by adding the main injection correction term to the basic main injection amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Urano, Masanori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10087867
    Abstract: A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a cylinder, an in-cylinder pressure sensor, a fuel injection valve, and an alcohol concentration sensor. The control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: carry out learning of fuel properties with the fuel injected from the fuel injection valve as a target; calculate a combustion speed parameter, showing a combustion speed, within the cylinder, of the fuel that is a learning target of the fuel properties, on a basis of the in-cylinder pressure; and determine that water is included in the fuel when the capacitance of the fuel detected by the alcohol concentration sensor is larger than a preset first threshold, and when the combustion speed of the fuel within the cylinder is smaller than a preset second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Hotta, Shinichiro Nogawa, Hiroaki Mizoguchi, Yasuyuki Irisawa, Masanori Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20180244142
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle interior; a front room provided on a front side of the vehicle interior; a luggage room provided in a rear side of the vehicle interior; a weight part which includes at least one of a drive unit to drive a vehicle wheel and a power source to supply fuel or power to the drive unit; and a battery. The weight part includes a first weight part and a second weight part, at least one of the first weight part and the second weight part includes the drive unit, the battery is provided below the vehicle interior, the first weight part is provided in the front room, the second weight part is provided below the luggage room, and a height of the second weight part is lower than a height of the first weight part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taku TAKAYANAGI, Hiroyoshi SUZUKI, Masanori HAYASHI, Naoki HASHIRAYAMA, Yuichiro SANEYOSHI, Junichi OGINO
  • Patent number: 9974134
    Abstract: Light-dimming device includes: first and second terminals; switch including switching device connected between terminals; adjuster for varying conduction angle of switch; controller for controlling switch and power supply module for supplying power to controller. Controller includes zero-cross detection circuit for detecting zero-cross of AC voltage, control circuit for generating PWM signal of on-duty ratio corresponding to conduction angle from adjuster, and driver circuit for turning device on and off by PWM signal. Controller allows device to conduct and then turn off within variable period of time, from start of half cycle of AC voltage, shorter than half cycle. Circuit starts generation of pulse in PWM signal when prescribed period of time, shorter than variable period of time, from zero-cross of voltage elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Hayashi, Yoshifumi Suehiro, Kiyoshi Goto
  • Patent number: 9932072
    Abstract: A vehicle structure includes a battery, a chamber that is arranged on an outer side in a vehicle width direction of the battery and provided on part of an exhaust pipe through which emission gas from a fuel cell system is emitted outside a vehicle, and a side frame that is arranged between the battery and the chamber in the vehicle width direction and extends in a fore-and-aft direction. A slider member inclined inward in the vehicle width direction toward a lower side of the vehicle is arranged between the chamber and the side frame. A lower end portion of the slider member is in a position lower than a position of a lower end portion of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Imura, Masanori Hayashi, Tamaki Mikami
  • Publication number: 20170356379
    Abstract: A control device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The internal combustion engine includes a cylinder, an in-cylinder pressure sensor, a fuel injection valve, and an alcohol concentration sensor. The control device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: carry out learning of fuel properties with the fuel injected from the fuel injection valve as a target; calculate a combustion speed parameter, showing a combustion speed, within the cylinder, of the fuel that is a learning target of the fuel properties, on a basis of the in-cylinder pressure; and determine that water is included in the fuel when the capacitance of the fuel detected by the alcohol concentration sensor is larger than a preset first threshold, and when the combustion speed of the fuel within the cylinder is smaller than a preset second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro HOTTA, Shinichiro NOGAWA, Hiroaki MIZOGUCHI, Yasuyuki IRISAWA, Masanori HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170356377
    Abstract: A controller for an internal combustion engine is configured, when the speed of combustion of a fuel in a cylinder changes as the property of the fuel injected from a fuel injection valve changes, to change a combustion limit excess air ratio that is a target value of a fuel injection amount feedforward control according to a first relationship that the combustion limit excess air ratio increases as the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder increases. The controller is also configured, when the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder changes as the property of the fuel injected from the fuel injection valve changes, to change the value of a combustion limit combustion speed parameter that is the target value of a fuel injection amount feedback control according to a second relationship that the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder corresponding to a combustion limit increases as the speed of combustion of the fuel in the cylinder increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichiro NOGAWA, Hiroaki MIZOGUCHI, Yasuyuki IRISAWA, Shintaro HOTTA, Masanori HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170314499
    Abstract: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is configured, during a slightly stratified-charge lean-burn operation, to: calculate a basic total fuel injection amount based on a required torque; calculate a compression stroke injection amount based on an ignition delay index value; calculate, as a basic main injection amount, a value obtained by subtracting a compression stroke injection amount from the basic total fuel injection amount; calculate, based on an output value of an in-cylinder pressure sensor, an actual specified combustion index value that represents a main combustion speed or a combustion fluctuation rate; calculate a main injection correction term based on a result of a comparison between a target specified combustion index value or a tolerable specified combustion index value, and the actual specified combustion index value; and calculate a main injection amount by adding the main injection correction term to the basic main injection amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeyuki URANO, Masanori HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9801247
    Abstract: A light-dimming device includes a switch including a switching device, a controller, and a power supply module. The power supply module includes a capacitor to be charged by a constant voltage circuit. The controller includes a driver circuit, a zero-cross detection circuit, a detecting circuit, and a control circuit, and receive electric power from the capacitor. The driver circuit drives the switching device in accordance with a PWM signal. The control circuit starts generation of a pulse, to be contained in the PWM signal, for turning on the switching device after the zero-cross detection circuit detects zero-cross and also a voltage across the capacitor is threshold or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Hayashi, Yoshifumi Suehiro, Kiyoshi Goto
  • Patent number: 9777149
    Abstract: A polyester resin composition according to the present invention includes a polyester polyol having a glycerol skeleton and a curing agent, wherein 5 percent by mass or more of glycerol residue of the polyester polyol is contained in the polyester resin composition. The resin composition can provide an adhesive exhibiting an excellent adhesive force. The adhesive has a gas barrier property or a water vapor barrier property and, therefore, a gas barrier or water vapor barrier film can be provided by using the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takeda, Hiroyuki Kagaya, Masanori Hayashi, Michiya Nakashima, Hidekazu Miyano
  • Publication number: 20170150568
    Abstract: Light-dimming device includes: first and second terminals; switch including switching device connected between terminals; adjuster for varying conduction angle of switch; controller for controlling switch and power supply module for supplying power to controller. Controller includes zero-cross detection circuit for detecting zero-cross of AC voltage, control circuit for generating PWM signal of on-duty ratio corresponding to conduction angle from adjuster, and driver circuit for turning device on and off by PWM signal. Controller allows device to conduct and then turn off within variable period of time, from start of half cycle of AC voltage, shorter than half cycle. Circuit starts generation of pulse in PWM signal when prescribed period of time, shorter than variable period of time, from zero-cross of voltage elapses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Masanori HAYASHI, Yoshifumi SUEHIRO, Kiyoshi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20170150569
    Abstract: A light-dimming device includes a switch including a switching device, a controller, and a power supply module. The power supply module includes a capacitor to be charged by a constant voltage circuit. The controller includes a driver circuit, a zero-cross detection circuit, a detecting circuit, and a control circuit, and receive electric power from the capacitor. The driver circuit drives the switching device in accordance with a PWM signal. The control circuit starts generation of a pulse, to be contained in the PWM signal, for turning on the switching device after the zero-cross detection circuit detects zero-cross and also a voltage across the capacitor is threshold or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Masanori HAYASHI, Yoshifumi SUEHIRO, Kiyoshi GOTO
  • Publication number: 20170113731
    Abstract: A vehicle structure includes a battery, a chamber that is arranged on an outer side in a vehicle width direction of the battery and provided on part of an exhaust pipe through which emission gas from a fuel cell system is emitted outside a vehicle, and a side frame that is arranged between the battery and the chamber in the vehicle width direction and extends in a fore-and-aft direction. A slider member inclined inward in the vehicle width direction toward a lower side of the vehicle is arranged between the chamber and the side frame. A lower end portion of the slider member is in a position lower than a position of a lower end portion of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Imura, Masanori Hayashi, Tamaki Mikami
  • Publication number: 20170019966
    Abstract: A determiner determines whether an illumination load is an LED illumination device or an incandescent lamp, based on a voltage of a rectifier within a time period from start of supply of the AC voltage to the rectifier to a time a predetermined time elapses. A control circuit controls a driver under a condition where values of a conduction angle of a switch corresponding to magnitudes of the first DC voltages except a maximum and a minimum thereof in a case where the determiner determines that the illumination load is the LED illumination device are smaller than values of the conduction angles of the switch of a case where the determiner determines that the illumination load is the incandescent lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SUEHIRO, Masanori HAYASHI, Kiyoshi GOTO