Masato Suzuki 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 roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
Abstract: An information providing apparatus includes one or more processors; and a memory storing instructions, which when executed by the processors, cause the processors to acquire, by a display unit, information on a predetermined position outside a moving body to display an information providing image for providing information associated with the predetermined position as a virtual image; and control the display unit to change a display position of the information providing image according to movement of the moving body. The display position of the information providing image is changed such that a deviation amount between the predetermined position and a position at which a straight line passing through a reference point within the moving body and the display position of the information providing image reaches a surface on which the moving body is moving decreases as a distance between the moving body and the predetermined position decreases.
Abstract: The following configuration is adopted for the purpose of solving reduction in strength and rigidity at a weldline which is a problem of an injection molding body, and enabling free design such as thin wall molding or complex shape molding of the injection molding body. That is, there is provided an integrally molded body in which a substrate for reinforcement (a) having a discontinuous fiber (a1) and a resin (a2) and an injection molding body (b) having a discontinuous fiber (b1) and a resin (b2) are integrated, the substrate for reinforcement (a) covering a part or all of a weldline of the injection molding body (b) to be integrated with the injection molding body (b), the ratio of thickness Ta of the substrate for reinforcement (a) to thickness T of a weldline part of the integrally molded body satisfying relational expression: in a case of Ea?Ebw, Ta/T?((Ebw??(Ea·Ebw))/(Ebw?Ea)) in a case of Ea=Ebw, Ta/T?0.
Abstract: In order to solve reduction in strength and rigidity at a weldline which is a problem of an injection molding body, and enable free design such as thin wall molding or complex shape molding of the injection molding body, there is provided an integrally molded body in which a substrate for reinforcement (a) having a discontinuous fiber (a1) and a resin (a2) and an injection molding body (b) having a discontinuous fiber (b1) and a resin (b2) are integrated, in which the substrate for reinforcement (a) has a difference in an orientation angle of the discontinuous fiber (a1) in each of regions obtained by dividing a major axis direction of the substrate for reinforcement (a) into 10 equal parts of within 10°, and the substrate for reinforcement (a) covers a part or all of a weldline of the injection molding body (b) to be integrated with the injection molding body (b).
Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes: an air purifying filter including a filter body for air purification, a pair of bearing units, and a pair of protrusions that extend outward from the filter body; and an air filter for dust collection including a pair of shaft units coupled with the respective bearing units, and a pair of supports accommodating the respective protrusions. The protrusions are placed into the respective supports from the direction of the respective shaft units.
Abstract: A charged particle beam apparatus automatically prepares a sample piece from a sample. The apparatus includes a charged particle beam irradiation optical system that emits a charged particle beam. A sample stage with a sample placed thereon is movable relative to the charged particle beam irradiation optical system. A sample piece transferring device holds and transports a sample piece separated and extracted from the sample, and a holder fixing base holds a sample piece holder to which the sample piece is to be transferred. An electrical conduction sensor detects electrical conduction between the sample piece transferring device and an object, and a computer sets a time management mode when electrical conduction between the sample piece transferring device and the sample piece is not detected when the sample piece transferring device and the sample piece are connected to each other.
Abstract: A stroke sensor system includes a conductor, a coil which moves relative to the conductor and is fitted to one end side of the conductor; and a ferromagnetic body which is arranged on an end position side of the coil. A position of an end portion on one end side of the conductor in a state where a fitting ratio between the conductor and the coil is maximized is defined as the end position. The ferromagnetic body is located on an opposite side to the conductor with the coil interposed therebetween.
Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes an apparatus body, a drawer portion including a first contact portion, a feeding portion, and a pivot member configured to pivot between a first position and a second position, the pivot member constituting a part of a conveyance path at the first position, wherein the pivot member does not overlap a moving path of the drawer portion in a case where the pivot member is located at the first position, and overlaps the moving path in a case where the pivot member is located at the second position, and the pivot member includes a second contact portion that pivots the pivot member from the second position toward the first position while being in sliding contact with the first contact portion in a case where the pivot member is located at the second position and the drawer portion is being inserted into the apparatus body.
Abstract: An articulated robot includes an arm, an actuator, a storage device, and a control device. The storage device stores the correction parameter for correction accuracy required for each of the multiple work regions, which are segmented as the regions in which work on the work target object is performed in the movable region of the robot arm. When the work is instructed with designation of the target position, the control device acquires, from the storage device, a correction parameter corresponding to a work region to which the designated target position belongs, among the multiple work regions. Then, the control device controls the actuator by correcting the target position using the acquired correction parameter.
Abstract: A pipe shield of a ventilating apparatus is disposed at an outdoor side relative to a ventilating apparatus body disposed at an indoor side, and includes a pipe shield base and a rear cover. The pipe shield has an air inlet and an air outlet disposed perpendicular to each other. The pipe shield's rear cover has a left side plate, a right side plate and a rear side plate. The distance from the pipe shield base to the rear side plate of the rear cover opposite to the air inlet of the pipe shield increases in a direction towards the air outlet of the pipe shield. A baffle is disposed at the middle portion of the rear cover, and fixed within the pipe shield by a rotating shaft fixed on the left side plate and the right side plate, the rotating shaft has a spring enabling the baffle to unfold.
July 21, 2016
Date of Patent:
June 16, 2020
Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
Abstract: An HUD apparatus is configured to irradiate light for forming an image on a transmissive reflector provided in a movable body, and to display a virtual image in a display area to overlap the virtual image with scenery outside the movable body. A given distance range in the scenery from a reference point that is set in the movable body is included in the display area, and a difference between a first convergence angle to a target object (e.g., road surface) that is present in the given distance range and a second convergence angle to the virtual image displayed in the display area is at most one degree.
Abstract: An information providing apparatus installed in a moving body includes one or more processors, and a memory, the memory storing instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to display, by a display unit, an information providing image as a virtual image, and control the display unit to change a display position of the information providing image. The information providing image includes a first information providing image and a second information providing image, and the display unit is controlled such that a changing rate of a display position of the first information providing image differs from that of a display position of the second information providing image, and the changing rates of the display positions of the first and the second information providing images both increase as a moving velocity of the moving body increases.
Abstract: An image capturing unit includes a sensor unit that image-captures a predetermined area including a subject; and a reference chart unit that is arranged in the predetermined area and captured with the subject by the sensor unit.
Abstract: A distance measurement system includes a pair of cameras and is arranged on a roof of a mobile object or an upper edge portion of a door of the mobile object. One of the cameras is arranged at a first portion on an upper surface of the roof or on the upper edge portion of the door, includes an optical axis oriented upward from the upper surface, and has a field of view in all directions around the optical axis. The other camera is arranged at a second portion different from the first portion on the upper surface of the roof or the upper edge portion of the door, includes an optical axis oriented upward from the upper surface, and has a field of view in all directions around the optical axis. Distance measurement in all directions from the mobile object is performed by using this pair of cameras.
Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus that includes a conveyance device that moves a stage, where an electronic device shaped by multiple layers is placed, in X-axis and Y-axis directions. A first shaping unit, a second shaping unit, and a component mounting unit are arranged within a range in which the stage can move. The manufacturing apparatus performs additive manufacturing of the electronic device on the stage by performing a sequential movement of the stage to respective working positions of different units. As a result, in this manufacturing apparatus, a workpiece on the stage does not have to be removed and repositioned during each work process such as shaping by a first shaping unit, shaping by a second shaping unit, and electronic component mounting by a component mounting unit.
Abstract: In a circuit forming device, resin laminated body is formed by curing an ultraviolet curable resin ejected by an ejecting device. Then, ultraviolet curable resin is ejected into cavity of the resin laminated body, and electronic component is placed on ultraviolet curable resin. Then, electronic component is cured and electronic component is fixed. In addition, since the ultraviolet curable resin is cured by only irradiating the ultraviolet curable resin with ultraviolet rays, it is possible to reduce the time required for fixing the component. In addition, by causing the ejection amount of the ultraviolet curable resin for fixing the component to correspond with at least one of the size and the weight of the electronic component, it is possible to properly mount the component at a planned mounting position by a self-alignment effect.
Abstract: Resin-molded articles, to which such advantages as strength, rigidness and light weight are secured thanks to kneading with fibers, and which has excellent surface characteristics such as smoothness of the surface and beauty in the appearance, and resistance against weather, ultraviolet rays and light are provided.
Abstract: (Object) It is possible to make a display area less perceivable to a user. (Means of Achieving the Object) An HUD device (i.e., the HUD device of the practical example 1) is a display device for displaying in a display area a virtual image of at least a part of a sign that moves. The display device includes a displaying system configured to form an image of the sign that moves with light in a region including an image region (i.e., a predetermined region), and to irradiate a front windshield (i.e., transparent/reflective member) with light that forms at least a part of the image, the part of which is in the image region, such that the virtual image of the at least a part of the image is displayed in the display area. The displaying system includes an FPGA 600 (i.e., control device) that is capable of controlling a characteristic of the image in accordance with position of the virtual image relative to the display area.
Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes: a front panel arranged on a front side of an indoor unit body and having a flat shaped front surface; and a design cover mounted on a front side of the front panel and including an upper design cover and a lower design cover formed separately from the upper design cover, the front panel including: a recess formed to be recessed from the front side to a back side in a center of the front panel in an up-and-down direction in front view, and extending from an inner side of a left end portion of the front panel to an inner side of a right end portion of the front panel; an air inlet formed below the recess; a left-hand recess side portion; and a right-hand recess side portion. The left-hand recess side portion is flat and flush with flat surfaces above and below the left-hand recess side portion, the right-hand recess side portion is flat and flush with flat surfaces above and below the right-hand recess side portion.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a vibration damping device including a bearing member capable of achieving simplification of configuration in the vibration damping device, reducing frictional force during operation, and having an excellent wear resistance. A vibration damping device of the present invention includes a bearing structure, in which a metal bush (bearing member) has a resin layer on a side defined as a friction sliding surface of a base member, the resin layer includes polytetrafluoroethylene and a tetrafluoroethylene-perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether copolymer resin, and the metal bush is lubricated by a magneto-rheological fluid composition.
September 15, 2016
Date of Patent:
April 28, 2020
Honda Motors Co., Ltd., Daldo Metal Company Ltd.