Patents by Inventor Motoki MAEKAWA

Motoki MAEKAWA 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: 20210262614
    Abstract: A pressure vessel includes a vessel main body, a first protective member, and a second protective member. The vessel main body is configured to contain gas inside. The second protective member is configured to exhibit performance that is different from that of the first protective member. One of the first protective member and the second protective member has recesses that the other one of the first protective member and the second protective member does not have at an end on a peak of a domical panel side provided with the one of the first protective member and the second protective member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoki MAEKAWA
  • Patent number: 11060663
    Abstract: A pressure vessel includes a vessel main body, a first protective member, and a second protective member. The vessel main body is configured to contain gas inside. The second protective member is configured to exhibit performance that is different from that of the first protective member. One of the first protective member and the second protective member has recesses that the other one of the first protective member and the second protective member does not have at an end on a peak of a domical panel side provided with the one of the first protective member and the second protective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Motoki Maekawa
  • Publication number: 20210158280
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller that acquires delivery information including information concerning one or more packages transported by a vehicle or a recipient of the one or more packages, and selects, based on the delivery information, one or more service units to be loaded on the vehicle from among a plurality of service units having different capabilities that provides a service associated with the one or more packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210150655
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire package information, which is information on a size of one or more packages to be transported, select, based on the package information, a storage apparatus to be loaded on a vehicle from among a plurality of storage apparatuses having different characteristics that is capable of containing the one or more packages in a plurality of compartments that is capable of being independently locked, and generate a command to load the selected storage apparatus on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210146795
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls a vehicle having a service power supply used to provide a service and a driving power supply used for traveling. The information processing apparatus has a storage unit configured to store service-related information concerning the service provided by the vehicle, and a controller configured to select any of a first mode, in which the service power supply and the driving power supply are independently used, and a second mode, in which the service power supply and the driving power supply are shared, based on the service-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210139094
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises a controller configured to determine a combination of two or more units having different functions to be loaded on a vehicle platform, and generate a command to assemble a vehicle used for a predetermined application from the determined units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210107339
    Abstract: A vehicle light-adjusting window and a vehicle light-adjusting window system capable of clearly projecting a video are provided. A vehicle light-adjusting window includes a transparent plate, a first conductive film, a light-adjusting layer, a second conductive film, and a projection film, which are arranged in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KYUSYU NANOTEC OPTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki MAEKAWA, Masahiro IRIE, Mitsutaka SAKO, Junichi BABA
  • Publication number: 20200394684
    Abstract: A vehicle advertisement display system to be mounted on a vehicle includes a display unit, a detection unit, and a control unit. The display unit performs display at least toward an interior of the vehicle. The detection unit detects at least one of a state of an occupant riding the vehicle or a motion of the occupant as a target. The control unit causes the display unit to display the advertisement image having an advertising content corresponding to the target detected by the detection unit based on correspondence information that defines the advertising content corresponding to each candidate of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki MAEKAWA, Mitsutaka SAKO
  • Publication number: 20200376937
    Abstract: The light-adjusting system includes an interior sensor that detects interior data for grasping a state of an interior of the vehicle, an interior information acquiring unit that acquires information related to the state of the interior based on the interior data detected by the interior sensor, a determination unit that determines whether or not the interior is in an abnormal state based on the information acquired by the interior information acquiring unit, and an adjustment unit that adjusts the light transmittance of the window glass. When it is determined as the abnormal state where the light transmittance of the window glass has been adjusted such that it is difficult to visually recognize the interior through the window glass, the adjustment unit adjusts the light transmittance of the window glass to visually recognize the interior from outside the vehicle through the window glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki MAEKAWA, Mitsutaka SAKO
  • Publication number: 20200377005
    Abstract: A vehicle light-adjusting system includes a light-adjusting member arranged in an incident portion into which an external light enters, a control unit that controls transmittance of the light-adjusting member, and an instruction detecting unit. The light-adjusting member is divided into a plurality of parts. The instruction detecting unit detects an instruction given by the occupant in a non-contact manner to the light-adjusting member by at least one of gesture and words. When the instruction detecting unit detects the instruction designating any one of the parts, the control unit adjusts an individual transmittance of the part corresponding to the instruction detected by the instruction detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki MAEKAWA, Mitsutaka SAKO
  • Publication number: 20200377014
    Abstract: A vehicle light-adjusting system capable of adjusting the brightness in a vehicle interior day and night and appropriately performing light-adjustment for each of occupants. The vehicle light-adjusting system includes an incident portion which external light enters, a light-adjusting member arranged in the incident portion, a light emitting unit provided in an interior of the vehicle, and a control unit. The control unit controls transmittance of the light-adjusting member and controls illuminance of the light emitting unit. The light-adjusting member is divided into a plurality of parts. The control unit is capable of adjusting an individual transmittance of each of the parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki MAEKAWA, Mitsutaka SAKO
  • Patent number: 10808087
    Abstract: A fiber composite material includes mixed fibers including a plant fiber and an ultrahigh-strength elongation fiber and thermoplastic resin that binds the mixed fibers each other. The ultrahigh-strength elongation fiber has tensile modulus that is 4000 MPa or greater and is greater than tensile modulus of the thermoplastic resin and has tensile elongation at break that is greater than tensile elongation at break of the plant fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoki Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10625478
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a reinforcement layer comprises a preparatory step of preparing to-be-wound fiber, and a formation step of forming an uncured sheet layer including multiple layers of the to-be-wound fiber stacked on an outer circumferential surface. In the formation step, the to-be-wound fiber is wound on the outer circumferential surface in such a manner that, regarding an outer layer of the uncured sheet layer and an inner layer of the uncured sheet layer closer to the outer circumferential surface than the outer layer and adjacent to the outer layer in a stacking direction of the to-be-wound fiber, two end portions of the outer layer are located between two end portions of the inner layer in an axis direction extending along a center axis of a winding target member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoki Maekawa, Masayoshi Taki
  • Publication number: 20190169380
    Abstract: A fiber composite material includes mixed fibers including a plant fiber and an ultrahigh-strength elongation fiber and thermoplastic resin that binds the mixed fibers each other. The ultrahigh-strength elongation fiber has tensile modulus that is 4000 MPa or greater and is greater than tensile modulus of the thermoplastic resin and has tensile elongation at break that is greater than tensile elongation at break of the plant fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoki MAEKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180257321
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a reinforcement layer comprises a preparatory step of preparing to-be-wound fiber, and a formation step of forming an uncured sheet layer including multiple layers of the to-be-wound fiber stacked on an outer circumferential surface. In the formation step, the to-be-wound fiber is wound on the outer circumferential surface in such a manner that, regarding an outer layer of the uncured sheet layer and an inner layer of the uncured sheet layer closer to the outer circumferential surface than the outer layer and adjacent to the outer layer in a stacking direction of the to-be-wound fiber, two end portions of the outer layer are located between two end portions of the inner layer in an axis direction extending along a center axis of a winding target member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Motoki MAEKAWA, Masayoshi TAKI
  • Publication number: 20180156387
    Abstract: A pressure vessel includes a vessel main body, a first protective member, and a second protective member. The vessel main body is configured to contain gas inside. The second protective member is configured to exhibit performance that is different from that of the first protective member. One of the first protective member and the second protective member has recesses that the other one of the first protective member and the second protective member does not have at an end on a peak of a domical panel side provided with the one of the first protective member and the second protective member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoki MAEKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170241591
    Abstract: A high-pressure tank which is capable of improving the strength of a connecting part between a cylindrical part and a dome part is provided. A high-pressure tank 10 according to the present invention comprises: a liner 20 having a cylindrically-shaped cylindrical part 20a and hemispherically-shaped dome parts 20b which are continuous with both ends of the cylindrical part 20a; and a reinforcing layer 30 including a fiber bundle which is hoop-wound around the cylindrical part 20a of the liner 20 and a fiber bundle which is helically wound around the dome parts 20b thereof. An outer diameter of the end of the cylindrical part 20a is smaller than an outer diameter of a portion of the cylindrical part 20a which excludes the end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shiro NISHIBU, Motoki MAEKAWA