Patents by Inventor Naoto Abe

Naoto Abe 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: 20190251871
    Abstract: To provide a display medium that is discolored in a state of being exposed in the presence of oxygen. This display medium has a discoloration layer on a substrate, the discoloration layer being formed with a redox dye, a food dye, a reducing sugar, an edible reduction promoter, an edible moisturizer, and an oxygen detection composition that contains an edible thickener. The oxygen detection composition that forms the discoloration layer is reversibly discolored in accordance with the presence of oxygen, so that the discoloration layer changes color upon transition from an oxygen-free state to an oxygen-present state. Therefore, when the discoloration layer is formed with a letter, a drawing pattern, a symbol or the like, information relating to a commodity constituted by the letter, drawing pattern, symbol or the like is highlighted by discoloration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: TOKIWA SANGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuo YAMAZAKI, Hiroshi KASE, Naoto ABE
  • Patent number: 10378492
    Abstract: An air-cleaner structure of a saddle-ride vehicle is provided with an air-cleaner case arranged between a seat and a head pipe located in front of the seat. The air-cleaner case is provided with a bottom half and a top half. The bottom half is arranged in a space surrounded by a rear face of the head pipe and a pair of left and right main frames extending from the head pipe toward the rear of the vehicle. The top half is situated above the main frames. The top half is provided in a vertical two division structure. A dividing surface of the vertical two division structure of the top half is inclined in the vehicle-longitudinal direction. An air-cleaner element is mounted along the inclined dividing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Abe, Naoto Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20190225584
    Abstract: The present invention provides low hygroscopic forms of aripiprazole and processes for the preparation thereof which will not convert to a hydrate or lose their original solubility even when a medicinal preparation containing the anhydrous aripiprazole crystals is stored for an extended period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Takuji BANDO, Satoshi AOKI, Junichi KAWASAKI, Makoto ISHIGAMI, Youichi TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi YABUUCHI, Kiyoshi FUJIMOTO, Yoshihiro NISHIOKA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Tsutomu FUJIMURA, Masanori TAKAHASHI, Kaoru ABE, Tomonori NAKAGAWA, Koichi SHINHAMA, Naoto UTSUMI, Michiaki TOMINAGA, Yoshihiro OOI, Shohei YAMADA, Kenji TOMIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10336341
    Abstract: A vehicle control-system includes an automated driving controller and a vehicle-side communication section. The automated driving controller executes automated driving in which at least one out of speed control or steering control of a vehicle is performed automatically, and executes automated driving in a mode from out of plural modes with differing degrees of automated driving. The vehicle-side communication section communicates with a server for managing characteristic information of a vehicle occupant. The automated driving controller controls automated driving based on the characteristic information of the vehicle occupant received from a server-side communication section using the vehicle-side communication section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Asakura, Kunimichi Hatano, Naoto Sen, Masaaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10337872
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: an automated driving controller configured to execute automated driving which autonomously controls at least one of speed control and steering control to allow a vehicle to travel along a route to a destination; and a factor acquisition section configured to acquire a factor which is independent of travel requirements for the vehicle to travel by autonomously driving along the route to the destination. The automated driving controller changes the plan of the automated driving based on the factor acquired by the factor acquisition section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Abe, Kunimichi Hatano, Masahiko Asakura, Naoto Sen
  • Patent number: 10328951
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes an automated driving controller configured to execute automated driving of a vehicle by automatically performing at least one of speed control and steering control of the vehicle, an operation reception section configured to receive an operation to switch a shift position of the vehicle, and an operation controller configured to limit reception, by the operation reception section, of the operation to switch the shift position while the automated driving is being executed by the automated driving controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Asakura, Kunimichi Hatano, Naoto Sen, Masaaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10328948
    Abstract: A vehicle control system comprises an automated driving controler for executing any of a plurality of driving modes which include an automated driving mode for automatically performing at least one of speed control and steering control of a vehicle and a manual driving mode for performing both of the speed control and the steering control based on operation of an occupant of the vehicle, and a visual field condition controller for controlling a front visual field condition of the vehicle based on the driving mode executed by the automated driving controller so as to be either a visible condition or a visual difficulty condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Asakura, Kunimichi Hatano, Naoto Sen, Masaaki Abe
  • Publication number: 20190190027
    Abstract: An active material is provided. The active material comprises a porous carbon having a plurality of pores forming a three-dimensional network structure and a conductive polymer, and at least a part of the plurality of pores contains the conductive polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Shuhei Takeshita, Masayoshi Nomura, Naoto Abe, Yoshio Itoh, Tatsuya Dan, Yuka Araki, Naoki Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10324464
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: an automated driving controller configured to execute one driving mode from out of a plurality of driving modes including an automated driving mode and a manual driving mode; a vehicle information collection section configured to collect information related to control history of one or both out of speed control and steering control performed based on operation by the occupant of the vehicle while the manual driving mode is being executed; and a driving characteristics derivation section configured to derive driving characteristics for each occupant of the vehicle based on information collected by the vehicle information collection section. The automated driving controller executes the automated driving mode by reflecting the driving characteristics for each occupant of the vehicle to the automated driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunimichi Hatano, Masahiko Asakura, Naoto Sen, Masaaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10306885
    Abstract: In crop production in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and the like, the damage caused by diseases etc. is still immense, and diseases resistant to existing microbicides have emerged. Under such circumstances, the development of novel agricultural and horticultural microbicides is desired. The present invention provides an anthranilic acid ester compound represented by the general formula (1): (wherein A1, A3 and A4 each represent a CH group, A2 represents a C-haloalkyl group, R1 represents an alkyl group, R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an acyl group, R4, R5 and R7 each represent a hydrogen atom, R6 represents a haloalkyl group, Z represents an alkyl group, and m represents 0, 1 or 2), or a salt thereof, an agricultural and horticultural microbicide comprising the compound or a salt thereof as an active ingredient, and a method for using the microbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Furuya, Atsushi Okada, Hiroto Harayama, Yutaka Abe, Naoto Shimizu, Eiji Yasukouchi, Yutaka Kato
  • Publication number: 20190163202
    Abstract: A subject vehicle includes: a communication device communicating with an external device; a detection unit detecting a state of the surroundings of a subject vehicle; a driving support control unit executing driving support of automatically executing at least a part of speed control or steering control of the subject vehicle on the basis of the state of the surroundings of the subject vehicle detected by the detection unit; an extraction unit extracting environment information causing a change in control in the driving support from information of the state of the surroundings of the subject vehicle detected by the detection unit; and a communication control unit transmitting the environment information extracted by the extraction unit to an external device using the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Kunimichi Hatano, Masahiko Asakura, Naoto Sen, Masaaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10297828
    Abstract: To provide a non-aqueous electrolyte storage element including a positive electrode including a positive-electrode active material capable of inserting and eliminating anions, a negative electrode including a negative-electrode active material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the positive-electrode active material includes a carbon material which has a plurality of pores constituting a three-dimensional network structure and has a solid electrolyte interface (SEI) material on a surface of the carbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuka Araki, Naoto Abe, Yoshio Itoh, Tatsuya Dan, Shuhei Takeshita
  • Publication number: 20190142277
    Abstract: A photoacoustic apparatus is configured to receive an acoustic wave generated from an object to which light is irradiated, and to generate object information which is information on the object, the apparatus includes: an irradiation control unit that controls an irradiated region of the light on the object; an acoustic wave receiving unit that receives the acoustic wave generated from the object, and converts the acoustic wave into a received signal; a generating unit that generates the object information based on the received signal; and a setting unit that sets, for the object, a high absorption region in which a value related to absorption of an optical energy is at least a predetermined value, based on the received signal, wherein the irradiation control unit controls the irradiated region of the light on the object based on a position of the high absorption region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Toshinobu Tokita, Naoto Abe
  • Publication number: 20190059739
    Abstract: A photoacoustic apparatus is provided that is capable of widening the frequency bandwidth of detected acoustic waves. The photoacoustic apparatus includes a control unit for controlling a plurality of light irradiation units to irradiate pulsed lights at least a part of which have pulse waveforms different from pulse waveforms of the other pulsed lights onto the subject a plurality of times or controlling the plurality of the light irradiation units so that the pulsed lights to be emitted from the plurality of light irradiation units have pulse waveforms different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Naoto Abe
  • Publication number: 20190059738
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe includes a light irradiation unit configured to irradiate a subject with light, an acoustic wave receiving unit configured to receive an acoustic wave generated when the subject is irradiated with the light and convert the acoustic wave into an electric signal, an analog-to-digital conversion unit configured to convert the electric signal into a digital signal, an integration unit configured to integrate a plurality of the digital signals obtained when the subject is irradiated with the light multiple times and output an integrated signal, and a communication unit configured to perform a communication of the integrated signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi Suzuki, Naoto Abe
  • Publication number: 20190051465
    Abstract: A non-aqueous electrolyte storage element has a positive electrode including a positive electrode active material allowing intercalation or deintercalation of anions, a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material, a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode to hold the non-aqueous electrolytic solution. The positive electrode active material is carbon having pores of a three-dimensional network structure, and the carbon contains a carbonate salt. The carbon may contain the carbonate salt at least inside the three-dimensional network structure. The carbonate salt may be mixed into the carbon. At least a portion of a surface of the carbon may be covered with the carbonate salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuka ARAKI, Naoto ABE, Yoshio ITOH, Tatsuya DAN, Shuhei TAKESHITA
  • Publication number: 20190000322
    Abstract: A photoacoustic probe includes a light output portion that outputs light, an acoustic wave reception unit that receives a photoacoustic wave generated by irradiation of the light and outputs a reception signal, a transmission unit that transmits signal data based on the reception signal, a signal acquisition unit that converts the reception signal into a digital signal, and a memory unit that stores signal data based on the converted digital signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Naoto Abe
  • Publication number: 20180353082
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to increase freedom of selection of light sources in a photoacoustic apparatus. A photoacoustic apparatus includes: a light source which irradiates an object with beams of light of a plurality of wavelengths either simultaneously or at different time points; acoustic wave detecting means for receiving an acoustic wave generated at the object due to the irradiated beams of light, and converting the acoustic wave into an electrical signal; and signal processing means for acquiring characteristics information of the object based on at least the electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Naoto Abe
  • Publication number: 20180344168
    Abstract: A plurality of semiconductor light-emitting elements radiates light onto a subject. An ultrasonic wave reception unit receives ultrasonic waves generated by the radiation of light onto the subject and outputs an electrical signal based on the received ultrasonic waves. A control unit controls light emission patterns of the plurality of semiconductor light-emitting elements to radiate the light onto the subject in respective different positions and at respective different times. An image generation unit generates a plurality of images, each such image being generated by independently reconstructing a respective electrical signal output by the ultrasonic wave reception unit based on the light radiated onto the subject in a respective one of the positions and at a respective one of the different times. The image generation unit generates a composite image concerning the subject by combining the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Naoto Abe
  • Publication number: 20180337429
    Abstract: Provided is a non-aqueous electrolyte electricity-storage element, which includes: a positive electrode including a positive-electrode active material capable of inserting and eliminating anions; a negative electrode including a negative-electrode active material; a non-aqueous electrolyte; and a separator that is disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode and retains the non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the non-aqueous electrolyte includes a dinitrile compound, and an amount of the dinitrile compound is 33% by mass or less relative to the non-aqueous electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Yuka ARAKI, Naoto ABE, Yoshio ITOH, Tatsuya DAN, Shuhei TAKESHITA, Yasutaka TANAKA