Naoki Nishimura 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: An epoxy resin, comprising an epoxy compound A that has at least two mesogenic structures and at least one phenylene group, and an epoxy compound B that has at least two mesogenic structures and at least one divalent biphenyl group.
Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a metal block; a semiconductor element fixed to an upper surface of the block with a first joining material; a main terminal fixed to an upper surface of the element with a second joining material; a signal terminal electrically connected to the element; and a mold resin covers the element, the first and second joining materials, a part of the block, of the main and signal terminals. In the element, a current flows in a longitudinal direction. A lower surface of the block is exposed from the resin. The main and the signal terminals are exposed from a side surface of the resin. The main terminal has a first portion in the resin, a second portion continuous with the first portion and bent downward outside the resin, and a third portion continuous with the second portion and substantially parallel to a lower surface of the resin.
Abstract: An organic device includes an outer edge, a wiring area and a display area that includes a first electrode, an organic layer on the first electrode and a second electrode on the organic layer. The wiring area includes a reference electrode connected to the second electrode and defining a reference potential. The display area includes a first area and a second area bordering the first area. The second area includes a normal area including the second electrode and transmission areas not including the second electrode and arranged in a first direction. The second electrode of the normal area includes connecting portions connected to the second electrode of the first area. The connecting portions include a first connecting portion located on the side of the first side in a second direction. The first connecting portion includes a facing connecting portion located between the transmission areas in the first direction.
Abstract: A rotation mechanism includes a shaft portion, a bearing portion, a protruding portion, and a stopper. The bearing portion configured to rotate with respect to a predetermined axis as a center of rotation and configured to slide relative to an outer periphery of the shaft portion. The protruding portion protrudes from the shaft portion. The stopper is integrally formed the bearing portion. The stopper faces the protruding portion. A length of the protruding portion in a direction in which the protruding portion protrudes is larger than a distance from the center of rotation to a sliding portion where the bearing portion slides relative to the outer periphery of the shaft portion.
Abstract: A vehicle control device comprises a processor configured to determine a target merge location where the vehicle is to make a lane change from a merging lane to a main lane, in a merge zone on a scheduled route where the merging lane merges with the main lane, as a location that is before the location at the minimum distance to the end point of the merging lane allowing the driver to whom control of the vehicle has been handed over to operate the vehicle for the lane change, and when the vehicle has not completed the lane change upon reaching the target merge location, give the driver a first notification notifying that control of the vehicle will be switched from automatic control to manual control, by using a notifying unit that notifies the driver of information, or by using a vehicle controlling device that controls operation of the vehicle to perform a predetermined operation of the vehicle.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a nonvolatile memory and a controller. The controller acquires, from a host, write data having the same first size as a data write unit of the nonvolatile memory and obtained by dividing write data associated with one write command having a first identifier indicating a first write destination block in a plurality of write destination blocks into a plurality of write data or combining write data associated with two or more write commands having the first identifier. The controller writes the acquired write data having the first size to the first write destination block by a first write operation.
Abstract: A power supply circuit for measuring transient thermal resistances includes an inverter circuit provided on a primary side of a transformer and controlled by a PWM signal, a rectifier circuit provided on a secondary side of the transformer and including a DC reactor, and a control circuit controlling the PWM signal so as to output a pulsed output current from the rectifier circuit to a semiconductor device to be measured. The control circuit sets a first PWM frequency at rising timing of the output current, and sets a second PWM frequency when a predetermined time t1 elapses from the rising timing of the output current. The control circuit sets the first PWM frequency higher than the second PWM frequency.
Abstract: A mask group may include two or more masks. When a section in a normal direction is viewed, a region-defining straight line may be defined as a straight line that forms an angle ? together with a first surface. The region-defining straight line may intersect the first surface at a first intersection point. An effective region may be defined as a region inside the first intersection point in the through-hole, and a peripheral region may be defined as a region outside the first intersection point in the through-hole. The angle ? may be 35° or more and 70° or less. The penetration region in the second mask region may include a hole overlapping region in which the through-holes of two masks overlap. The hole overlapping region may include a first hole overlapping region in which the peripheral regions of the through-holes of the two masks overlap.
Abstract: This optical communication device (1) is provided with a plurality of light-receiving elements (11) and a plurality of optical fibers (12). The plurality of optical fibers each includes a light-incident end portion (12a) for communication light and a light-emission end portion (12b) for communication light. The plurality of light-emission end portions is each arranged near each of the plurality of light-receiving elements. The plurality of light-incident end portions is each configured to be capable of being arranged in a predetermined position in a predetermined direction.
Abstract: This optical communication device (1) is provided with: a plurality of light-receiving elements (11) configured to receive communication light, the plurality of light-receiving elements being provided so as to correspond to a plurality of channels; and a controller (15) configured to perform control to invalidate output from a light-receiving element that has received high-intensity light higher in light intensity than a predetermined value among the plurality of light-receiving elements.
November 8, 2019
November 24, 2022
SHIMADZU CORPORATION, JAPAN AGENCY FOR MARINE-EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Abstract: A medical support arm includes: a support arm that supports an endoscope; an actuator that drives the support arm; a measurement unit that measures a load applied to the actuator; a generation unit that generates three-dimensional information in a body into which the endoscope is inserted; and a correction unit that corrects the three-dimensional information on a basis of the measured load.
Abstract: A front body structure provided on a vehicle includes a bumper beam, a left frame and a right frame in pairs, stays, and gussets. The bumper beam extends in a left-right direction at a front end of the vehicle. The frames extend in a front-rear direction. The stays support the bumper beam. The stays are provided at front ends of the frames. The gussets are disposed separated from the bumper beam. Each of the gussets extend inclined outward in the left-right direction, and obliquely forward from an outer end of a corresponding one of the left frame and the right frame to ahead of a front end of a corresponding one of the left frame and the right frame. Each of the stays includes a bead at a predetermined position in the front-rear direction. Each of the beads extends in a circumferential direction of the respective one of the stays.
Abstract: A driver monitoring system includes an automated driving controller that allows hands-off operation in which a driver releases hands from a steering wheel of a vehicle, and controls an automated steering driving in which the vehicle is automatically steered, and a request notification controller that notifies a hands-on request for prompting the driver of the vehicle to perform a hands-on operation to hold the steering wheel, or a surrounding confirmation request for prompting the driver to perform a surrounding confirmation operation to confirm a surrounding condition. During the automated steering driving, the request notification controller is configured to notify the hands-on request or the surrounding confirmation request again when an elapsed time from notification of the hands-on request or the surrounding confirmation request exceeds a criterion time.
Abstract: An elastic body includes an annular main body portion to be disposed in an annular gap, a seal lip portion extending from a portion, closer to an object to be sealed, of the main body portion and being to be in contact with an inner member, a flange portion extending outwardly from an end, opposite to the object to be sealed, of the main body portion and including a first side closer to the object to be sealed, the first side being to be in contact with an outer member, a side lip portion extending from the end opposite to the object to be sealed in a direction away from the object to be sealed, and a projecting portion formed circumferentially on a second side, opposite to the object to be sealed, of the flange portion. The side lip portion has a back surface configured to be in contact with the projecting portion in response to the side lip portion being pressed by a mating member disposed opposite to the object to be sealed.
Abstract: A spool valve includes a sleeve and a spool arranged on an inside of a sleeve to be movable in a longitudinal direction, the sleeve being provided with an inflow port into which fluid is supplied from an external fluid supply hole, and an outflow port through which the fluid is flown to an outside of the sleeve, wherein a supply groove is formed on an outer periphery of the sleeve, and the supply groove includes an inlet space into which the fluid flows from the fluid supply hole and an outlet space formed on a side of the inflow port with respect to the inlet space in an axial direction.
Abstract: A solenoid valve includes: a movable iron core; a molded solenoid body disposed outside the movable iron core in a radial direction; a solenoid case that accommodates the movable iron core and the molded solenoid body; and a stationary iron core disposed radially inside the molded solenoid body, and generates a magnetic force between the movable iron core and the stationary iron core when a coil is energized, the stationary iron core including a thin portion circumferentially formed and thinned in a circumferential direction, and a flange portion formed at a first axial end of the stationary iron core to extend outward in the radial direction.
Abstract: A power supply facility includes a wireless communication unit capable of wirelessly communicating with a plurality of electric vehicles traveling in line, a plurality of power supply coils installed at a predetermined interval, and an inter-vehicle calculation unit configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of information including power supply coil interval information indicating a distance of the predetermined interval, information on an entire length of a vehicle body of each of the plurality of electric vehicles, and information on a position of a power reception coil installed in each of the vehicle bodies, and calculate an inter-vehicle distance for leading each of the plurality of electric vehicles to be parked in accordance with the acquired plurality of pieces of information so as to align the plurality of power supply coils with the power reception coils to face each other.
Abstract: A controller executes output state control in which an output status of a sound signal outputted from a sound source device and that of a blowing sound outputted from a sounding device are controlled based on driving environment information. In the output state control, it is judged whether or not an output condition of the blowing sound is satisfied based on the driving environment information. If it is judged that the output condition is satisfied, a mute signal is outputted to a sound source device to mute the output of the sound signal and also a blowing signal including mute information is outputted to the sounding device. The mute information includes information on a start timing to output the blowing sound. The start timing is variably set in accordance with an importance of the information provided to an occupant of the vehicle.
June 23, 2021
Date of Patent:
September 27, 2022
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Ko Igarashi, Naoki Nishimura, Takahiko Kuwabara
Abstract: A steering determination device determines a steering state in which a driver of a vehicle is steering a steering wheel of the vehicle. The device includes a torque recognition unit configured to recognize a steering torque based on a measurement result of a torque sensor provided on a steering shaft, an acceleration recognition unit configured to recognize longitudinal acceleration or lateral acceleration, a threshold value setting unit configured to set a threshold value for the determination of the steering state, based on the longitudinal acceleration or the lateral acceleration, and a steering determination unit configured to determine that the driver is in the steering state if the steering torque is equal to or greater than the threshold value. The threshold value setting unit is configured to set the threshold value such that the threshold value decreases as an absolute value of the longitudinal acceleration or the lateral acceleration decreases.
October 29, 2019
Date of Patent:
August 30, 2022
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JTEKT Corporation
Takahiko Kuwabara, Naoki Nishimura, Yoji Kunihiro, Takahiro Kojo, Hisaya Akatsuka, Maxime Moreillon, Tsutomu Tamura, Robert Fuchs