Patents by Inventor Minoru Kubota

Minoru Kubota 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: 20220149546
    Abstract: A structure of electrical connection is a structure of mutual electrical connection between a first power supply unit, a second power supply unit, and electric wires. The first power supply unit is provided with a first columnar terminal, and the second power supply unit is provided with a second columnar terminal. A tubular terminal is connected to an end of the electric wire. A first tubular terminal fitted to the first columnar terminal, a second tubular terminal fitted to the second columnar terminal, and a columnar terminal fitted to the tubular terminal are joined to a conductive connection plate. The entirety of the connection plate and the ends of the electric wires are covered with a cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 11323163
    Abstract: A base station apparatus is capable of adjusting antenna gains in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction of the plurality of antennas included in the base station apparatus, by adjusting a phase and an amplitude of a signal addressed and transmitted to a terminal apparatus, stores a codebook which is shared with the terminal apparatus and describes a plurality of linear filters associated with antenna gains in the horizontal direction and antenna gains in the vertical direction, acquires control information indicating at least one out of a plurality of linear filters described in the codebook, of which notification is sent from the terminal apparatus, performs precoding on the signal addressed to the terminal apparatus, based on the control information and the first codebook, and transmits the signal subjected to the precoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tomeba, Takashi Onodera, Minoru Kubota
  • Publication number: 20210383433
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller configured to determine whether a user who travels in a vehicle has stopped off at a place different from a destination, with reference to positional data indicating a position of the user, the user having accepted a recommendation to stop off at the place using the vehicle, the recommendation being presented together with an advertisement promoting the place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage KUBO, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Minoru KUBOTA, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Hideo HASEGAWA, Takashi HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210381841
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire route data indicating a route to a destination, and adjust, according to the route indicated by the route data, a fee for an advertisement promoting a place different from the destination, the advertisement being presented, to a user who is to be delivered to the destination using a vehicle, together with a recommendation to stop off at the place using the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage KUBO, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Minoru KUBOTA, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Hideo HASEGAWA, Takashi HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210383431
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a communication interface configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus configured to present, to a user outside a vehicle for delivering another user to a destination, a proposal to take the user to a place different from the destination by stopping off at the place using the vehicle together with an advertisement promoting the place, and a controller configured to determine, upon receipt by the communication interface of acceptance data indicating acceptance of the proposal, a location at which the user is to be picked up using the vehicle with reference to positional data indicating a position of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage KUBO, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Minoru KUBOTA, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Hideo HASEGAWA, Takashi HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210312341
    Abstract: The information providing apparatus includes a controller configured to: acquire information that indicates a first point at which a reserving party, who is a user who is to reserve a vehicle operated within a geographical range that includes a plurality of regions, desires to board the vehicle, and information that indicates a second point at which the reserving party desires to alight the vehicle; obtain, based on a service route evaluation result obtained for a service route of the vehicle per combination of a first region including a departure point of the service route and a second region including an arrival point of the service route, among the plurality of regions, an evaluation value for a travel route along which the reserving party is to travel using the vehicle from the first point to the second point; and provide the obtained evaluation value to the reserving party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru KUBOTA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Takashi HORIGUCHI, Chikage KUBO
  • Publication number: 20210240804
    Abstract: An authentication system that includes a first information processing device and a second information processing device for requesting an authentication device to perform first authentication based on a challenge-response method. The first information processing device performs second authentication with the second information processing device and requests the authentication device to issue a challenge on condition that the second authentication is established. The second information processing device generates a response corresponding to the challenge issued by the authentication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Minoru KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20210225173
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire time slot data indicating a reserved time slot at a place that provides a service, and positional data indicating a position of a user who has reserved the time slot indicated by the time slot data, and determine whether to take the user to the place using a vehicle according to a remaining time until the time slot indicated by the time slot data, and the position indicated by the positional data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage KUBO, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Minoru KUBOTA, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Hideo HASEGAWA, Takashi HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210215497
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a controller. The controller is configured to: extract, from a plurality of users, users with a common point of interest as users to be boarded together to a vehicle, based on first information which indicates a point of interest for each of the plurality of users; and calculate a driving route for the vehicle to travel sequentially through candidate boarding sites for the extracted users to arrive at the common point of interest for the extracted users as indicated by the first information, the candidate boarding sites being indicated by second information which indicates a candidate for a boarding site for each of the plurality of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi HORIGUCHI, Hideo HASEGAWA, Chikage KUBO, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Minoru KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20210158230
    Abstract: The control apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire time slot data indicating an available time slot at a place that provides a service, and generate announcement data announcing a proposal to take a user to the place using a vehicle should the user reserve the time slot indicated by the time slot data, and a communication interface configured to transmit the announcement data generated by the controller to a terminal apparatus configured to present content of data to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikage KUBO, Yusuke KOBAYASHI, Minoru KUBOTA, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Hideo HASEGAWA, Takashi HORIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10921713
    Abstract: A developing method includes: forming a liquid pool of a diluted developing solution diluted with pure water in a central portion of a substrate; forming a liquid film of the diluted developing solution on a surface of the substrate by accelerating rotation of the substrate to diffuse the liquid pool of the diluted developing solution on the entire surface of the substrate; and then supplying a developing solution onto the substrate. Supplying a developing solution includes: supplying the developing solution from a developing solution supply nozzle having a liquid contact surface while securing a gap having a predetermined size between the developing solution supply nozzle and the substrate; and moving the developing solution supply nozzle in a radial direction passing through a center of the substrate while forming a liquid pool of the developing solution between the substrate and the liquid contact surface of the developing solution supply nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Koshi Muta, Hideharu Kyoda, Minoru Kubota
  • Publication number: 20210024021
    Abstract: An electric connection box that has a function of relaying power of power supply supplied from an input-side power supply line and supplying the relayed power of power supply to an output-side load on a vehicle, that includes a first circuit unit, a second circuit unit, and an air blower configured to blow air to the first circuit unit, and in which the first circuit unit and the second circuit unit are arranged in a state of being close to each other, the electric connection box includes: a gap portion that is a space formed on a boundary between the first circuit unit and the second circuit unit; and an airflow guide portion configured to guide an airflow blown by the air blower to both the first circuit unit and the gap portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Kubota
  • Publication number: 20200259538
    Abstract: A base station apparatus is capable of adjusting antenna gains in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction of the plurality of antennas included in the base station apparatus, by adjusting a phase and an amplitude of a signal addressed and transmitted to a terminal apparatus, stores a codebook which is shared with the terminal apparatus and describes a plurality of linear filters associated with antenna gains in the horizontal direction and antenna gains in the vertical direction, acquires control information indicating at least one out of a plurality of linear filters described in the codebook, of which notification is sent from the terminal apparatus, performs precoding on the signal addressed to the terminal apparatus, based on the control information and the first codebook, and transmits the signal subjected to the precoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hiromichi TOMEBA, Takashi ONODERA, Minoru KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10644769
    Abstract: A base station apparatus is capable of adjusting antenna gains in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction of the plurality of antennas included in the base station apparatus, by adjusting a phase and an amplitude of a signal addressed and transmitted to a terminal apparatus, stores a codebook which is shared with the terminal apparatus and describes a plurality of linear filters associated with antenna gains in the horizontal direction and antenna gains in the vertical direction, acquires control information indicating at least one out of a plurality of linear filters described in the codebook, of which notification is sent from the terminal apparatus, performs precoding on the signal addressed to the terminal apparatus, based on the control information and the first codebook, and transmits the signal subjected to the precoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tomeba, Takashi Onodera, Minoru Kubota
  • Publication number: 20190391496
    Abstract: A developing method includes: forming a liquid pool of a diluted developing solution diluted with pure water in a central portion of a substrate; forming a liquid film of the diluted developing solution on a surface of the substrate by accelerating rotation of the substrate to diffuse the liquid pool of the diluted developing solution on the entire surface of the substrate; and then supplying a developing solution onto the substrate. Supplying a developing solution includes: supplying the developing solution from a developing solution supply nozzle having a liquid contact surface while securing a gap having a predetermined size between the developing solution supply nozzle and the substrate; and moving the developing solution supply nozzle in a radial direction passing through a center of the substrate while forming a liquid pool of the developing solution between the substrate and the liquid contact surface of the developing solution supply nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Koshi MUTA, Hideharu KYODA, Minoru KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10477548
    Abstract: A communication device comprising at least a receiver and a demodulator. The receiver receives first receiving signals and second receiving signals, wherein the first receiving signals are allocated to a first set of subcarriers composed of two or more continuous subcarriers, the second receiving signals are allocated to a second set of subcarriers composed of two or more continuous subcarriers, and at least a portion of the second set of subcarriers overlaps a portion of the first set of subcarriers in a time frame. The demodulator configured to detect the second receiving signals transmitted using one or more subcarriers from receiving signals including the first receiving signals and the second receiving signals, wherein the one or more subcarriers are subcarriers such that the first set of subcarriers overlap the second set of subcarriers, and the demodulator being demodulates the first receiving signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari Yokomakura, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi, Shimpei To, Minoru Kubota, Hideo Namba, Seiichi Sampei, Shinichi Miyamoto, Shinsuke Ibi
  • Patent number: 10459340
    Abstract: A developing method includes: forming a liquid pool of a diluted developing solution diluted with pure water in a central portion of a substrate; forming a liquid film of the diluted developing solution on a surface of the substrate by accelerating rotation of the substrate to diffuse the liquid pool of the diluted developing solution on the entire surface of the substrate; and then supplying a developing solution onto the substrate. Supplying a developing solution includes: supplying the developing solution from a developing solution supply nozzle having a liquid contact surface while securing a gap having a predetermined size between the developing solution supply nozzle and the substrate; and moving the developing solution supply nozzle in a radial direction passing through a center of the substrate while forming a liquid pool of the developing solution between the substrate and the liquid contact surface of the developing solution supply nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Koshi Muta, Hideharu Kyoda, Minoru Kubota
  • Publication number: 20190245596
    Abstract: A base station apparatus is capable of adjusting antenna gains in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction of the plurality of antennas included in the base station apparatus, by adjusting a phase and an amplitude of a signal addressed and transmitted to a terminal apparatus, stores a codebook which is shared with the terminal apparatus and describes a plurality of linear filters associated with antenna gains in the horizontal direction and antenna gains in the vertical direction, acquires control information indicating at least one out of a plurality of linear filters described in the codebook, of which notification is sent from the terminal apparatus, performs precoding on the signal addressed to the terminal apparatus, based on the control information and the first codebook, and transmits the signal subjected to the precoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Hiromichi TOMEBA, Takashi ONODERA, Minoru KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 10374851
    Abstract: A communication device receives a reception signal including at least a first reception signal and a second reception signal, where the first reception signal is a signal to be transmitted using a first set of subcarriers and the second reception signal is a signal to be transmitted using a second set of subcarriers which overlaps with at least one end of the first set of subcarriers in a time frame. The communication device also demodulates information indicating data included in the first reception signal after reducing the second reception signal transmitted by using one or more overlapping subcarriers of the second set of subcarriers from the reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shimpei To, Minoru Kubota, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi, Hideo Namba, Kazunari Yokomakura
  • Patent number: 10300525
    Abstract: This filtration device 10 has a can body 20 having a reservoir 3 that connects to an opening 9 at the top, and a filtration unit 40 which is detachably installed in the reservoir. The filtration unit has a support plate 42, and filtration tubes 41 of bottomed cylindrical shape fastened to the support plate. The side wall 22 of the can body 20 has a protruding locking part 30 for installation of the filtration unit so that the filtration tubes are suspended from the support plate 42, with the openings 43 thereof facing upward. With the support plate 42 locked into the locking part 30, pressing members 70 for pressing the support plate 42 downward from the upper surface side in sections thereof lying towards the peripheral edge S in relation to the fastening locations of the filtration tubes 41 are deployed, making it possible for the support plate 42 to be fastened in clamped fashion by the locking part 30 and the pressing members 70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Arita, Minoru Kubota, Kazuhiko Kawaguchi, Eiki Tsutsumi