Patents by Inventor Mitsuhiro Ando

Mitsuhiro Ando 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: 20190126918
    Abstract: A moving body includes: a first detection unit configured to detect three-dimensional information on a space in which the moving body travels; a second detection unit configured to detect a state of the moving body; and a control unit configured to predict a possibility of overturning of a virtual moving body by allowing the virtual moving body corresponding to the moving body to travel on a virtual road surface in a virtual space prior to a travel of the moving body on a road surface based on a shape of the virtual road surface in the virtual space corresponding to the detected three-dimensional information and based on the detected state of the moving body, and performs control depending on the predicted possibility of overturning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru TAKAYANAGI, Mitsuhiro ANDO
  • Patent number: 9636265
    Abstract: A single passenger carrying mobile robot, includes a single operated member that is operated by a passenger to instruct both a moving direction and a moving speed of the passenger carrying mobile robot, a moving member configured to move the passenger carrying mobile robot and a controller configured to control the moving member based on input information input to the operated member by the passenger, wherein the passenger carrying mobile robot further includes a sensor that acquires obstacle information of a surrounding of the passenger carrying mobile robot, and the controller predicts an expected course of the passenger carrying mobile robot based on the input information and determines based on the obstacle information whether or not an obstacle is located in the expected course, and changes a control of the moving member when determining that the obstacle is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: Chiba Institute Of Technology, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Furuta, Masaharu Shimizu, Hideaki Yamato, Kengo Toda, Takashi Kodachi, Mitsuhiro Ando, Noboru Nagamine, Seongjun Yang, Hirotoshi Ochiai, Wataru Takayanagi
  • Publication number: 20150245962
    Abstract: A single passenger carrying mobile robot, includes a single operated member that is operated by a passenger to instruct both a moving direction and a moving speed of the passenger carrying mobile robot, a moving member configured to move the passenger carrying mobile robot and a controller configured to control the moving member based on input information input to the operated member by the passenger, wherein the passenger carrying mobile robot further includes a sensor that acquires obstacle information of a surrounding of the passenger carrying mobile robot, and the controller predicts an expected course of the passenger carrying mobile robot based on the input information and determines based on the obstacle information whether or not an obstacle is located in the expected course, and changes a control of the moving member when determining that the obstacle is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Takayuki Furuta, Masaharu Shimizu, Hideaki Yamato, Kengo Toda, Takashi Kodachi, Mitsuhiro Ando, Noboru Nagamine, Seongjun Yang, Hirotoshi Ochiai, Wataru Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 8314536
    Abstract: An inexpensive piezoelectric sensor where noise unlikely occurs and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. A piezoelectric body (2) made of polymeric material, a first electrode-supporting portion (3) disposed at one side of the piezoelectric body (2) and supporting a signal electrode (3b) on a first insulator (3a), and a second electrode-supporting portion (4) disposed at the other side of the piezoelectric body (2) and supporting a ground electrode (4b) on a second insulator (4a) are included, and the first electrode-supporting portion (3) and the second electrode-supporting portion (4) are arranged so that the signal electrode (3b) and the ground electrode (4b) overlap each other in a layering direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Ito, Mitsuhiro Ando, Shunsuke Kogure, Hitoshi Takayanagi, Nobuhiro Moriyama, Iwao Matsunaga, Ryuichi Sudo
  • Patent number: 8082026
    Abstract: A heart beat sensor (10) comprises signal processing means (15) for performing frequency analysis of the output signal of a piezoelectric sensor (1) installed in a seat (2) and judging means (16) judges on the basis of the results of the frequency analysis that if the amplitude of the signal component in a first preset frequency range included in the output signal is in a preset amplitude range, the signal component includes a human body seating waveform indicating a person is seated in the seat (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ayako Imamura, Mitsuhiro Ando, Shunsuke Kogure
  • Patent number: 7900523
    Abstract: The present invention provides a load detecting apparatus capable of detecting load and vibration applied to a support supporting a body of a human or an animal by a load sensor provided in the support, in particular such a load detecting apparatus capable of detecting micro vibration applied to the support, with a high noise immunity. The load detecting apparatus includes a plurality of load sensors 1 disposed in distribution within a detection target area of a support 7 , a selecting means 6 for selecting one or some of the plurality of load sensor(s) 1 , a detecting means 5 capable of detecting load and vibration applied to the support 7 , based on the output from the selected load sensor(s) 1. The selecting means 6 effects the selection, based on either the outputs S from the respective load sensors or the outputs S from the respective load sensors, plus disposing positions of the respective load sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kogure, Mitsuhiro Ando, Katsuyoshi Shirai
  • Publication number: 20100253183
    Abstract: A piezoelectric film sensor includes a substrate 1 having a signal electrode 2 and a ground electrode 3 formed on the surface thereof, the substrate being folded to cause the signal electrode 2 and the ground electrode 3 to be overlapped with each other in a plane view, a piezoelectric film 5 inserted between the signal electrode 2 and the ground electrode 3 formed on the substrate 1 and a bonding layer 6 for bonding the folded substrate 1 thereby to affix the signal electrode 2, the ground electrode 3 and the piezoelectric film 5 together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicants: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ando, Eiji Fujioka, Shunsuke Kogure, Hitoshi Takayanagi, Nobuhiro Moriyama, Ryuichi Sudo
  • Patent number: 7762151
    Abstract: A load detection device includes a piezoelectric body unit adapted to be deformed by receiving an electric voltage, the piezoelectric body unit generating an electric charge by receiving an external load, a drive portion applying the electric voltage to the piezoelectric body unit for vibrating thereof, a detection portion detecting the electric charge generated at the piezoelectric body unit, and an adjusting member adjusting a pressure applied to at least one pressure sensing surface provided at the piezoelectric body unit to restrain the vibration of the piezoelectric body unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ando, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Shunsuke Kogure, Kazuhiko Oshima
  • Publication number: 20100056937
    Abstract: A heart beat sensor (10) comprises signal processing means (15) for performing frequency analysis of the output signal of a piezoelectric sensor (1) installed in a seat (2) and judging means (16) judges on the basis of the results of the frequency analysis that if the amplitude of the signal component in a first preset frequency range included in the output signal is in a preset amplitude range, the signal component includes a human body seating waveform indicating a person is seated in the seat (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ayako Imamura, Mitsuhiro Ando, Shunsuke Kogure
  • Publication number: 20100018327
    Abstract: The present invention provides a load detecting apparatus capable of detecting load and vibration applied to a support supporting a body of a human or an animal by a load sensor provided in the support, in particular such a load detecting apparatus capable of detecting micro vibration applied to the support, with a high noise immunity. The load detecting apparatus includes a plurality of load sensors 1 disposed in distribution within a detection target area of a support 7, a selecting means 6 for selecting one or some of the plurality of load sensor(s) 1, a detecting means 5 capable of detecting load and vibration applied to the support 7, based on the output from the selected load sensor(s) 1. The selecting means 6 effects the selection, based on either the outputs S from the respective load sensors or the outputs S from the respective load sensors, plus disposing positions of the respective load sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kogure, Mitsuhiro Ando, Katsuyoshi Shirai
  • Patent number: 7650803
    Abstract: A biosignal intensity distribution measuring apparatus, includes a supporting member for supporting a human body, a plurality of detecting portions arranged in two dimensions within a target detection area of the supporting member, the detecting portions detecting pressure fluctuations and outputting signals corresponding to the pressure fluctuations respectively, a filter extracting a biosignal having a predetermined frequency band based from the signal outputted from each of the detecting portions, an intensity calculating portion calculating an intensity value of the biosignal, and an intensity distribution producing portion producing intensity distribution in which the intensity value corresponds to a position of the detecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ando, Shunsuke Kogure, Eiji Fujioka
  • Publication number: 20090318776
    Abstract: A physical condition management system detects during-sleep biomedical information while the driver is sleeping and during-drive biomedical information while the driver drives a vehicle. A during-sleep physical condition information calculating section calculates during-sleep physical condition information from during-drive physical condition information and/or the during-drive biomedical information, and the during-sleep biomedical information. A during-drive physical condition information calculating section calculates the during-drive physical condition information from the during-sleep physical condition information and/or the during-sleep biomedical information, and the during-drive biomedical information. The sleep support operation is controlled according to the during-sleep physical condition information and the drive support operation is controlled according to the during-drive physical condition information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Toda, Masaki Ito, Takeyoshi Kaminishizono, Mitsuhiro Ando
  • Publication number: 20090289529
    Abstract: An inexpensive piezoelectric sensor where noise unlikely occurs and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. A piezoelectric body (2) made of polymeric material, a first electrode-supporting portion (3) disposed at one side of the piezoelectric body (2) and supporting a signal electrode (3b) on a first insulator (3a), and a second electrode-supporting portion (4) disposed at the other side of the piezoelectric body (2) and supporting a ground electrode (4b) on a second insulator (4a) are included, and the first electrode-supporting portion (3) and the second electrode-supporting portion (4) are arranged so that the signal electrode (3b) and the ground electrode (4b) overlap each other in a layering direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicants: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Ito, Mitsuhiro Ando, Shunsuke Kogure, Hitoshi Takayanagi, Nobuhiro Moriyama, Iwao Matsunaga, Ryuichi Sudo
  • Patent number: 7610820
    Abstract: A biological information pressure sensor having a planer shape disposed on an elastic support element for supporting a human body, for detecting an external force due to one or both of a load variation caused by the human body and vibration generated by the human body. The sensor includes a sensing portion having sensitivity with respect to the external force, wherein the sensing portion is configured by using a piezoelectric material, and is configured to have flexibility and anisotropy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ando, Shunsuke Kogure
  • Publication number: 20090199658
    Abstract: A load detection device includes a piezoelectric body unit adapted to be deformed by receiving an electric voltage, the piezoelectric body unit generating an electric charge by receiving an external load, a drive portion applying the electric voltage to the piezoelectric body unit for vibrating thereof, a detection portion detecting the electric charge generated at the piezoelectric body unit, and an adjusting member adjusting a pressure applied to at least one pressure sensing surface provided at the piezoelectric body unit to restrain the vibration of the piezoelectric body unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro ANDO, Hiroyuki TANAKA, Shunsuke KOGURE, Kazuhiko OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20090067957
    Abstract: A workflow cell for a fabrication facility is provided. The workflow cell includes a semiconductor processing tool and a buffering station holding Front Opening Unified Pods (FOUPs) proximate to the semiconductor processing tool. The buffering station receives the FOUPs from a main stocker of the fabrication facility. The buffering station is configured to store a portion of the FOUPs in the main stocker. The workflow cell also includes a conveying mechanism connecting the semiconductor processing tool and the buffering station. In one embodiment, the conveying mechanism is the Direct Tool Load mechanism. A fabrication facility having the workflow and a method for moving a transport container are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Ando
  • Patent number: 7409868
    Abstract: A load detecting device includes a sensor element including a function for generating and detecting a vibration within a single element, the sensor element converting a load or an acceleration into a detection signal, a driving portion for outputting a driving signal for vibrating the sensor element, a vibration detecting portion for extracting the detection signal from the sensor element and for detecting a vibration characteristic value of the sensor element, a wiring for electrically connecting the sensor element, the driving portion and the vibration detecting portion to one another, and for transmitting a superimposed signal constituted by superposition of the driving signal from the driving portion and the detection signal from the sensor element, and a calculating portion for calculating one of or both of a load and an acceleration applied to the sensor element based on the vibration characteristic value from the vibration detecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ando, Shunsuke Kogure, Katsuyoshi Shirai
  • Publication number: 20080103702
    Abstract: A biosignal intensity distribution measuring apparatus, includes a supporting member for supporting a human body, a plurality of detecting portions arranged in two dimensions within a target detection area of the supporting member, the detecting portions detecting pressure fluctuations and outputting signals corresponding to the pressure fluctuations respectively, a filter extracting a biosignal having a predetermined frequency band based from the signal outputted from each of the detecting portions, an intensity calculating portion calculating an intensity value of the biosignal, and an intensity distribution producing portion producing intensity distribution in which the intensity value corresponds to a position of the detecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ando, Shunsuke Kogure, Eiji Fujioka
  • Patent number: 7365264
    Abstract: A thermoelectric converting device includes a P type thermoelectric element, an N type thermoelectric element, the N type thermoelectric element connected with the P type thermoelectric element alternately to be electrically in series, an electrode circuit contacting the P type thermoelectric element and the N type thermoelectric element, an insulation substrate, at least one electric circuit forming a layer with the electrode circuit via the insulation substrate, and a conduction member for electrically conducting the electrode circuit and the electric circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jyouji Moriyama, Tsutomu Sakakibara, Mitsuhiro Ando
  • Publication number: 20070112283
    Abstract: A biological information pressure sensor having a planer shape disposed on an elastic support element for supporting a human body, for detecting an external force due to one or both of a load variation caused by the human body and vibration generated by the human body. The sensor includes a sensing portion having sensitivity with respect to the external force, wherein the sensing portion is configured by using a piezoelectric material, and is configured to have flexibility and anisotropy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ando, Shunsuke Kogure