Patents by Inventor Motoki Shimizu

Motoki Shimizu 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: 20210167276
    Abstract: A method for producing a piezoelectric actuator including forming a vibration plate, forming a first electrode on the vibration plate, forming a piezoelectric layer on the first electrode, and forming a second electrode on the piezoelectric layer, wherein the forming the vibration plate has a single layer forming step including forming a metal layer containing zirconium by a gas phase method, and forming a metal oxide layer by firing the metal layer, the single layer forming step is repeated, thereby forming the vibration plate in which the metal oxide layers are stacked, and the metal oxide layer has a thickness less than 200 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Harunobu KOIKE, Takanori AIMONO, Masao NAKAYAMA, Motoki TAKABE, Koji SUMI, Yasuhiro ITAYAMA, Toshihiro SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190359032
    Abstract: A radiant heater device has an electrode embedded in a substrate part and a plurality of heating parts. The electrodes are formed by material that has low specific resistance. An area occupied by the electrode is restricted. The heating parts are formed by material having high specific resistance in order to generate heat so that radiation is produced. The electrode and the heating part are electrically connected within the substrate part. The plurality of heating parts are arranged in parallel between a pair of electrodes. The electrodes and the heating parts are formed in a film-like shape, and the thermal capacity is reduced. As a result, a temperature of the heating parts rises promptly in response to a turning on of power. In addition, the temperature of the heating parts promptly decreases when an object comes into contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SAGOU, Takuya KATAOKA, Asami OKAMOTO, Manabu MAEDA, Koji OTA, Masayuki AOYAMA, Kouji KONDOH, Motoki SHIMIZU, Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Yoshitarou YAZAKI, Keita SAITOU
  • Publication number: 20190222875
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the application concerned includes a control unit that generates a plurality of sets of configuration information, each of which contains sets of location information from a plurality of sets of partitioned content obtained by partitioning first-type content that includes videos and/or sounds, and that includes a second-type content within a reproduction range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Motoki SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10220812
    Abstract: A heat flux sensor is installed in such a way that heat flux emanating from a biological object present at a predetermined position is detectable. It is determined whether or not a biological object is present at the predetermined position by comparing sensing results of the heat flux sensor with determination criteria. The determination criteria is preset according to heat flux that can be sensed when a biological object is present at the predetermined position. When the sensing results of the heat flux sensor satisfy the determination criteria, in other words, when the heat flux sensed by the heat flux sensor is the heat flux emanating from a biological object, it is determined that a biological object is present at the predetermined position. Consequently, it is possible to realize accurate detection of a biological object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Saitou, Yoshihiko Shiraishi, Yoshitaro Yazaki, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Eijirou Miyagawa, Motoki Shimizu, Toshikazu Harada, Atusi Sakaida, Toshihisa Taniguchi, Norio Gouko
  • Publication number: 20180306611
    Abstract: A composite sensor includes a first sensor configured to detect a first physical quantity; a second sensor as a sensor of a different type from the first sensor, the second sensor being configured to detect a second physical quantity identical to or correlating with the first physical quantity; and an internal control unit configured to perform failure diagnosis for at least one of the first sensor or the second sensor by comparison between a detection result of the first sensor and a detection result of the second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Keita SAITOU, Yoshitaro YAZAKI, Motoki SHIMIZU, Toshikazu HARADA, Atusi SAKAIDA, Toshihisa TANIGUCHI, Norio GOUKO, Hirohito MATSUI
  • Patent number: 10053052
    Abstract: A heat flux sensor is installed in such a way that heat flux emanating from a biological object present at a predetermined position is detectable. It is determined whether or not a biological object is present at the predetermined position by comparing sensing results of the heat flux sensor with determination criteria. The determination criteria is preset according to heat flux that can be sensed when a biological object is present at the predetermined position. When the sensing results of the heat flux sensor satisfy the determination criteria, in other words, when the heat flux sensed by the heat flux sensor is the heat flux emanating from a biological object, it is determined that a biological object is present at the predetermined position. Consequently, it is possible to realize accurate detection of a biological object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Saitou, Yoshihiko Shiraishi, Yoshitaro Yazaki, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Eijirou Miyagawa, Motoki Shimizu, Toshikazu Harada, Atusi Sakaida, Toshihisa Taniguchi, Norio Gouko
  • Patent number: 9923250
    Abstract: A heat quantity control device has a heat flux sensor arranged between first and second heating elements arranged adjacently to each other, and a control section for controlling a heat quantity of the first and second heating elements. The heat flux sensor has an insulation board made of thermoplastic resin, first and second via holes formed in the insulation board penetrating in a thickness direction thereof. First and second layer connection members are embedded in the first and second via holes, respectively. The first and second layer connection members are made of different metals and alternately connected in series. The control section controls a heat quantity generated in the first and second heating elements based on the electromotive force generated in the heat flux sensors so that a heat flux flowing between the first and second heating elements becomes not more than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Shiraishi, Atusi Sakaida, Toshihisa Taniguchi, Norio Gouko, Yoshitaro Yazaki, Motoki Shimizu, Eijirou Miyagawa, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Toshikazu Harada, Keita Saitou
  • Publication number: 20170320463
    Abstract: A heat flux sensor is installed in such a way that heat flux emanating from a biological object present at a predetermined position is detectable. It is determined whether or not a biological object is present at the predetermined position by comparing sensing results of the heat flux sensor with determination criteria. The determination criteria is preset according to heat flux that can be sensed when a biological object is present at the predetermined position. When the sensing results of the heat flux sensor satisfy the determination criteria, in other words, when the heat flux sensed by the heat flux sensor is the heat flux emanating from a biological object, it is determined that a biological object is present at the predetermined position. Consequently, it is possible to realize accurate detection of a biological object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Keita SAITOU, Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Yoshitaro YAZAKI, Yasuhiro TANAKA, Eijirou MIYAGAWA, Motoki SHIMIZU, Toshikazu HARADA, Atusi SAKAIDA, Toshihisa TANIGUCHI, Norio GOUKO
  • Patent number: 9659416
    Abstract: There is provided a heat flux sensor with first and second interlayer connection members composed of different metals from each other of which metal atoms maintain a predetermined crystal structure embedded in first and second via holes of a thermoplastic resin made insulating substrate, the first and the second interlayer connection members are connected in series alternately, and a control unit that performs abnormality determination of a heating element disposed in a vehicle. The heat flux sensor is provided to the heating element and outputs a sensor signal corresponding to heat flux between the heating element and an outside air, and the control unit determines based on the sensor signal that there is abnormality in the heating element when the heat flux between the heating element and the outside air is out of a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Atusi Sakaida, Toshihisa Taniguchi, Norio Gouko, Yoshitaro Yazaki, Yoshihiko Shiraishi, Toshikazu Harada, Motoki Shimizu, Keita Saitou
  • Publication number: 20160141733
    Abstract: A heat quantity control device has a heat flux sensor arranged between first and second heating elements arranged adjacently to each other, and a control section for controlling a heat quantity of the first and second heating elements. The heat flux sensor has an insulation board made of thermoplastic resin, first and second via holes formed in the insulation board penetrating in a thickness direction thereof. First and second layer connection members are embedded in the first and second via holes, respectively. The first and second layer connection members are made of different metals and alternately connected in series. The control section controls a heat quantity generated in the first and second heating elements based on the electromotive force generated in the heat flux sensors so that a heat flux flowing between the first and second heating elements becomes not more than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Atusi SAKAIDA, Toshihisa TANIGUCHI, Norio GOUKO, Yoshitaro YAZAKI, Motoki SHIMIZU, Eijirou MIYAGAWA, Yasuhiro TANAKA, Toshikazu HARADA, Keita SAITOU
  • Publication number: 20160129817
    Abstract: A comfortable temperature control apparatus for a vehicle includes a temperature-change element that changes a temperature by being energized; a heat flux sensor outputting a sensor signal corresponding to a heat flux; a heat diffusion layer disposed on the heat flux sensor; and a control unit that energizes the temperature-change element so as to adjust its temperature. In a seat provided in the vehicle cabin, a cover surface side contacting a passenger, the heat diffusion layer, the heat flux sensor and the temperature-change element are arranged in this order. The heat flux sensor outputs the sensor signal to the control unit, the sensor signal corresponding to the heat flux between the cover surface and the temperature-change element. The control unit adjusts an energization of the temperature-change element, based on the sensor signal, such that the heat flux between the cover surface and the temperature-change element is a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Motoki SHIMIZU, Yoshitaro YAZAKI, Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Yasuhiro TANAKA, Toshikazu HARADA, Keita SAITOU, Atusi SAKAIDA, Toshihisa TANIGUCHI, Norio GOUKO
  • Publication number: 20160125671
    Abstract: There is provided a heat flux sensor with first and second interlayer connection members composed of different metals from each other of which metal atoms maintain a predetermined crystal structure embedded in first and second via holes of a thermoplastic resin made insulating substrate, the first and the second interlayer connection members are connected in series alternately, and a control unit that performs abnormality determination of a heating element disposed in a vehicle. The heat flux sensor is provided to the heating element and outputs a sensor signal corresponding to heat flux between the heating element and an outside air, and the control unit determines based on the sensor signal that there is abnormality in the heating element when the heat flux between the heating element and the outside air is out of a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Yasuhiro TANAKA, Atusi SAKAIDA, Toshihisa TANIGUCHI, Norio GOUKO, Yoshitaro YAZAKI, Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Toshikazu HARADA, Motoki SHIMIZU, Keita SAITOU
  • Publication number: 20160121847
    Abstract: A heat flux sensor is installed in such a way that heat flux emanating from a biological object present at a predetermined position is detectable. It is determined whether or not a biological object is present at the predetermined position by comparing sensing results of the heat flux sensor with determination criteria. The determination criteria is preset according to heat flux that can be sensed when a biological object is present at the predetermined position. When the sensing results of the heat flux sensor satisfy the determination criteria, in other words, when the heat flux sensed by the heat flux sensor is the heat flux emanating from a biological object, it is determined that a biological object is present at the predetermined position. Consequently, it is possible to realize accurate detection of a biological object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Keita SAITOU, Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Yoshitaro YAZAKI, Yasuhiro TANAKA, Eijirou MIYAGAWA, Motoki SHIMIZU, Toshikazu HARADA, Atusi SAKAIDA, Toshihisa TANIGUCHI, Norio GOUKO
  • Publication number: 20160109286
    Abstract: A vibration detector has a structure including a heat generation member which generates heat when subjected to at least one of deformation and friction by external vibration and a detection element for detecting a heat flux from the heat generation member, and configured to detect data regarding vibration based on a detection result of the detection element. The detection element has a structure in which an insulation base material made of thermoplastic resin is formed with first and second via holes penetrating therethrough in a thickness direction, first and second inter-layer connection members formed of different metals are embedded in the first and second via holes, and the first and second inter-layer connection members are connected in series alternately, the metals forming the first and second inter-layer connection members being sintered alloys sintered in a state in which metal atoms maintain a crystal structure thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshitaro YAZAKI, Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Yasuhiro TANAKA, Toshikazu HARADA, Motoki SHIMIZU, Atusi SAKAIDA, Toshihisa TANIGUCHI, Norio GOUKO, Keita SAITOU
  • Publication number: 20160059669
    Abstract: A radiant heater device has an electrode embedded in a substrate part and a plurality of heating parts. The electrodes are formed by material that has low specific resistance. An area occupied by the electrode is restricted. The heating parts are formed by material having high specific resistance in order to generate heat so that radiation is produced. The electrode and the heating part are electrically connected within the substrate part. The plurality of heating parts are arranged in parallel between a pair of electrodes. The electrodes and the heating parts are formed in a film-like shape, and the thermal capacity is reduced. As a result, a temperature of the heating parts rises promptly in response to a turning on of power. In addition, the temperature of the heating parts promptly decreases when an object comes into contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SAGOU, Takuya KATAOKA, Asami OKAMOTO, Manabu MAEDA, Koji OTA, Masayuki AOYAMA, Kouji KONDOH, Motoki SHIMIZU, Yoshihiko SHIRAISHI, Yoshitarou YAZAKI, Keita SAITOU
  • Patent number: 7889510
    Abstract: A component-embedded board device has a wiring board in which an electronic component is embedded, a connection member which is conductive and arranged at a surface of the wiring board, and an inner wiring unit which is arranged in the wiring board and connects an electrode of the electronic component with the connection member. The component-embedded board device is further provided with an inspection connection member for an inspection of a faulty wiring of the inner wiring unit, and an inspection wiring unit which is arranged in the wiring board and connects the inspection connection member with one of the electrode and a predetermined portion of the inner wiring unit. The inspection connection member is conductive and arranged at a surface of the wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takeuchi, Hiroki Kamiya, Katsunori Kubota, Motoki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7879656
    Abstract: A multilayer substrate includes an insulating base member having a plurality of resin films, an electric element embedded in the insulating base member, and a spacer. The resin films are made of a thermoplastic resin and stacked and attached to each other. At least one resin film has a through hole for inserting the electric element. The one resin film further has a plurality of protruding members. One protruding member opposes to another one protruding member so that the one and the another one contact and sandwich the electric element. The spacer is arranged between the one resin film and an adjacent resin film and is disposed at a base portion of one of the protruding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kamiya, Motoki Shimizu, Satoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7834441
    Abstract: A multilayer substrate includes an insulating base member having a plurality of resin films, an electric element embedded in the insulating base member, and a spacer. The resin films are made of a thermoplastic resin and stacked and attached to each other. At least one resin film has a through hole for inserting the electric element. The one resin film further has a plurality of protruding members. One protruding member opposes to another one protruding member so that the one and the another one contact and sandwich the electric element. The spacer is arranged between the one resin film and an adjacent resin film and is disposed at a base portion of one of the protruding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kamiya, Motoki Shimizu, Satoshi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20100175250
    Abstract: A multilayer substrate includes an insulating base member having a plurality of resin films, an electric element embedded in the insulating base member, and a spacer. The resin films are made of a thermoplastic resin and stacked and attached to each other. At least one resin film has a through hole for inserting the electric element. The one resin film further has a plurality of protruding members. One protruding member opposes to another one protruding member so that the one and the another one contact and sandwich the electric element. The spacer is arranged between the one resin film and an adjacent resin film and is disposed at a base portion of one of the protruding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kamiya, Motoki Shimizu, Satoshi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20080136013
    Abstract: A multilayer substrate includes an insulating base member having a plurality of resin films, an electric element embedded in the insulating base member, and a spacer. The resin films are made of a thermoplastic resin and stacked and attached to each other. At least one resin film has a through hole for inserting the electric element. The one resin film further has a plurality of protruding members. One protruding member opposes to another one protruding member so that the one and the another one contact and sandwich the electric element. The spacer is arranged between the one resin film and an adjacent resin film and is disposed at a base portion of one of the protruding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kamiya, Motoki Shimizu, Satoshi Takeuchi