Patents by Inventor Norio Maeda

Norio Maeda 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: 20200298839
    Abstract: A parking assistance device performs parking assistance control including steering angle control for changing a steering angle of a vehicle, driving force control for controlling a driving force of the vehicle, and braking force control for controlling a braking force of the vehicle. The parking assistance device notifies an occupant of a driving operation to be performed by the occupant, including a moving operation on a shift lever and an operation on a brake pedal when the vehicle reaches a switching position where a traveling direction of the vehicle is to be switched during performing the parking assistance control. When the driving operation is performed by the occupant, the parking assistance device restarts the parking assistance control at a timing when the occupant stops the operation on the brake pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kota Inoue, Yuki Minase, Takuya Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Norio Imai, Nozomu Maeda
  • Publication number: 20200282975
    Abstract: Provided is a parking assist apparatus for a vehicle, the parking assist apparatus including a first module configured to set, as a movement path, a path along which the vehicle is movable to a target position, and determine movement assist information for moving the vehicle along the movement path; and a second module configured to execute parking assist control such that the vehicle moves in accordance with the determined movement assist information, the second module being further configured to, when an occupant performs a first operation before the vehicle has reached the target position, stop the vehicle, and execute pause processing for maintaining the movement assist information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Minase, Kota Inoue, Takuya Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Norio Imai, Nozomu Maeda
  • Publication number: 20200131734
    Abstract: An excavator includes a lower travelling body; an upper turning body mounted on the lower travelling body; a hydraulic pump installed in the upper turning body; a travelling hydraulic motor that is a variable displacement type motor configured to move the lower travelling body by being driven by hydraulic oil discharged by the hydraulic pump; and a control device configured to control a motor capacity of the travelling hydraulic motor so as to be switchable between a plurality of levels. The control device switches the motor capacity to a low rotation setting upon detecting that an operation for changing a travelling direction of the lower travelling body is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Norio MAEDA, Masaki MAKINO, Takumi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9612516
    Abstract: A projection type image display apparatus (1) comprises a focus correction system (30). The system includes a temperature detection mechanism (16) for measuring temperature in the vicinity of a projection lens group (13), a correction amount calculation unit (18) for calculating a correction amount for correcting the focus shift caused by a temperature change, and a driving signal generation unit (19) for generating, based on the correction amount, a driving signal for driving a focus adjustment mechanism (15). If the user performs a focus adjustment using a focus operation input unit (23), a focus operation determination unit (21) determines that a focus adjustment has occurred independently of the focus correction system and changes a correction condition stored in a memory (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Norio Maeda, Kohei Wataru, Kazuhiko Inoue, Masahiro Terada, Takashi Ohta, Yasumasa Sawai
  • Publication number: 20150153638
    Abstract: A projection type image display apparatus (1) comprises a focus correction system (30). The system includes a temperature detection mechanism (16) for measuring temperature in the vicinity of a projection lens group (13), a correction amount calculation unit (18) for calculating a correction amount for correcting the focus shift caused by a temperature change, and a driving signal generation unit (19) for generating, based on the correction amount, a driving signal for driving a focus adjustment mechanism (15). If the user performs a focus adjustment using a focus operation input unit (23), a focus operation determination unit (21) determines that a focus adjustment has occurred independently of the focus correction system and changes a correction condition stored in a memory (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Norio Maeda, Kohei Wataru, Kazuhiko Inoue, Masahiro Terada, Takashi Ohta, Yasumasa Sawai
  • Patent number: 9010944
    Abstract: A projection type image display apparatus (1) comprises a focus correction system (30). The system includes a temperature detection mechanism (16) for measuring temperature in the vicinity of a projection lens group (13), a correction amount calculation unit (18) for calculating a correction amount for correcting the focus shift caused by a temperature change, and a driving signal generation unit (19) for generating, based on the correction amount, a driving signal for driving a focus adjustment mechanism (15). If the user performs a focus adjustment using a focus operation input unit (23), a focus operation determination unit (21) determines that a focus adjustment has occurred independently of the focus correction system and changes a correction condition stored in a memory (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Norio Maeda, Kohei Wataru, Kazuhiko Inoue, Masahiro Terada, Takashi Ohta, Yasumasa Sawai
  • Publication number: 20110019109
    Abstract: A projection type image display apparatus (1) comprises a focus correction system (30). The system includes a temperature detection mechanism (16) for measuring temperature in the vicinity of a projection lens group (13), a correction amount calculation unit (18) for calculating a correction amount for correcting the focus shift caused by a temperature change, and a driving signal generation unit (19) for generating, based on the correction amount, a driving signal for driving a focus adjustment mechanism (15). If the user performs a focus adjustment using a focus operation input unit (23), a focus operation determination unit (21) determines that a focus adjustment has occurred independently of the focus correction system and changes a correction condition stored in a memory (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Norio Maeda, Kohei Wataru, Kazuhiko Inoue, Masahiro Terada, Takashi Ohta, Yasumasa Sawai
  • Patent number: 7474845
    Abstract: The lens barrel of the present invention, in order to provide a lens barrel capable of reliably and easily preventing the breakage of the tooth of the revolving shaft of the driving motor and the tooth of the rack which teeth are engaged with each other, the lens barrel is provided with: the driving motor; the lens unit holder that has the rack receiving the transmission of the driving force by engaging with the revolving shaft which is a part of the driving motor, and holds the lens unit holder; and the spear portion that releases the engagement between the part of the revolving shaft and the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Naohiko Hayashi, Norio Maeda
  • Patent number: 7377053
    Abstract: A device for drying substrate comprising a processing vessel housing a specified number of substrates such as semiconductor wafers installed erectedly in parallel to one another, a first substrate supporting member supporting substrates within the processing vessel, the processing fluid supplying section supplying to the processing vessel, the processing fluid for performing processing such as cleaning processing on the substrates, a processing fluid exhausting section exhausting processing fluid from the processing vessel, and a drying fluid supplying section supplying, to the processing vessel, the liquid drops of drying fluid for performing drying processing on the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Maeda, Koji Sumi, Hiroshi Aihara, Masao Oono, Takao Matsumoto, Naoaki Izutani
  • Patent number: 7330317
    Abstract: A lens system 3 is provided with a plurality of lens units including a first lens unit 9, and has a condition changing structure 6 that is capable of changing the condition of the first lens unit 9 without changing the position of the first lens unit 9 in the direction of the optical axis x.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideo Onishi, Shuichi Fujii, Norio Maeda, Tetsuya Uno
  • Publication number: 20060269267
    Abstract: The lens barrel of the present invention, in order to provide a lens barrel capable of reliably and easily preventing the breakage of the tooth of the revolving shaft of the driving motor and the tooth of the rack which teeth are engaged with each other, the lens barrel is provided with: the driving motor; the lens unit holder that has the rack receiving the transmission of the driving force by engaging with the revolving shaft which is a part of the driving motor, and holds the lens unit holder; and the spear portion that releases the engagement between the part of the revolving shaft and the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Naohiko Hayashi, Norio Maeda
  • Publication number: 20060001982
    Abstract: A lens system 3 is provided with a plurality of lens units including a first lens unit 9, and has a condition changing structure 6 that is capable of changing the condition of the first lens unit 9 without changing the position of the first lens unit 9 in the direction of the optical axis x.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Hideo Onishi, Shuichi Fujii, Norio Maeda, Tetsuya Uno
  • Publication number: 20060002696
    Abstract: A lens system 1 is provided with: a first lens unit 5 that is movable in the direction of the optical axis x; a second lens unit 12 that is movable in the direction of the optical axis x; a driving mechanism 9 that linearly moves the first lens unit 5 in the direction of the optical axis x; and a cylindrical cam shaft 13 having at least a first cam portion 13a and a second cam portion 13b. In the cylindrical cam shaft 13, the first cam portion 13a is engaged with the first lens unit 5, and the second cam portion 13b is engaged with the second lens unit 12. The cylindrical cam shaft 13 is rotated by the linear movement of the first lens unit 5 by the first driving mechanism 9, and the second lens unit 12 is linearly moved by the rotation of the cylindrical cam shaft 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Hideo Onishi, Shuichi Fujii, Norio Maeda, Tetsuya Uno
  • Patent number: 6962007
    Abstract: A device for drying substrates which stores a plurality of substrate (1) and which comprises a processing container (3) to which cleaning fluid (2) after cleaning the substrates (1) is drained and an injection nozzle (5) for injecting drying fluid located at the terminating part of a feed pipe (4) through which liquid drying fluid is supplied, whereby an exhaust equipment is eliminated or simplified, and the drying fluid is fed smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignees: Toho Kasei Ltd., Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Maeda, Koji Sumi, Hiroshi Aihara, Masao Oono, Naoaki Izu Tani
  • Patent number: 6904702
    Abstract: The substrate drying apparatus has a substrate processing vessel 1, a substrate supporting section for supporting plural substrates 2 in a standing condition and lined up condition in the interior of the substrate processing vessel 1, fluid reservoir section 3 for drying provided at an upward predetermined position of the substrate processing vessel 1, a first inert gas supplying section 4 for blowing inert gas against the drying fluid 6 pooled in the fluid reservoir section 3 for drying so as to generate droplet of the drying fluid, and for guiding the droplet towards the center of the substrate processing vessel 1, and a second inert gas supplying section 5 for supplying inert gas vertically and downwardly so as to supply the generated droplet of the drying fluid towards the substrates 2, consequently safety is improved without providing special safety device, and sufficient amount of drying fluid is supplied to the dipping boundary face of the substrate and the cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignees: Toho Kasei, Ltd, Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takazo Sotojima, Norio Maeda
  • Publication number: 20040031168
    Abstract: The substrate drying apparatus has a substrate processing vessel 1, a substrate supporting section for supporting plural substrates 2 in a standing condition and lined up condition in the interior of the substrate processing vessel 1, fluid reservoir section 3 for drying provided at an upward predetermined position of the substrate processing vessel 1, a first inert gas supplying section 4 for blowing inert gas against the drying fluid 6 pooled in the fluid reservoir section 3 for drying so as to generate droplet of the drying fluid, and for guiding the droplet towards the center of the substrate processing vessel 1, and a second inert gas supplying section 5 for supplying inert gas vertically and downwardly so as to supply the generated droplet of the drying fluid towards the substrates 2, consequently safety is improved without providing special safety device, and sufficient amount of drying fluid is supplied to the dipping boundary face of the substrate and the cleaning liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Takazo Sotojima, Norio Maeda
  • Patent number: 6589386
    Abstract: A device for processing a substrate comprises a processing vessel (1), an outer vessel (2) for surrounding the processing vessel (1) which outer vessel (2) can be sealed, a first supporting member (4) for bringing the substrate (3) into and out from the processing vessel (1) which first supporting member (4) supports the substrate (3) in a standing manner, and a second supporting member (5) for transferring the substrate (3) between the first supporting member (4) which second supporting member (5) is movable up and down within the processing vessel (1). The device processes the entire surface of the substrate (3) uniformly and prevents varying in processing from occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignees: Toho Kasei Ltd., Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Maeda, Masao Oono, Hiroshi Aihara
  • Patent number: 5840705
    Abstract: This invention relates an .alpha.-glucosidase inhibitor mildly inhibiting .alpha.-glucosidase locally present in the micro-villus of small intestine, a composition principally comprising sugar and containing the inhibitor, a food, a sweetener and a feed. The inhibitor delays the digestion of starch, starch-derived oligosaccharides and sucrose, so that the inhibitor has an action of suppressing rapid increase in blood glucose level and an action of suppressing insulin secretion at a lower level. Thus, the inhibitor is useful for the prophylaxis of obesity and diabetes mellitus. The .alpha.-glucosidase inhibitor of the present invention is composed of nucleotide, nucleoside, or base as the structural component of nucleic acid and one or two or more digestible sugars selected from sucrose, starch and starch-derived oligosaccharide. The .alpha.-glucosidase inhibitor mildly inhibits the action of .alpha.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: The Hokuren Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives
    Inventors: Masayuki Tsukada, Hiroyuki Takeda, Norio Maeda, Yasunori Fukumori, Norio Shiomi, Shuichi Onodera, Takuji Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 4237181
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a patterned cushioning product of flexible polyurethane foam, which is suitable for use as a flooring or carpetting material, wall lining material or any other surface finishing or lying material, which is manufactured by the application of high frequency vibrations necessary to cause thermally fusible bonding particles to permeate into an open-celled structure of a sheet of flexible polyurethane foam and then fushion-bonding surface covering sheets to the opposed surfaces of the polyurethane foam sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Assignee: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nato Tanabe, Kenzoh Okada, Norio Maeda
  • Patent number: 4204011
    Abstract: A method of driving or permeating a powdery material into a porous material such as an open-cell cellular material or a fabric, of a type having an open-celled structure, that is, having interconnected cells. Permeation of the powdery material into the porous material is carried out by spreading a mass of powdery particles on one surface of the porous material and applying vibrations to the powdery particles through a vibrating element in contact with the particles so as to cause the particles to be uniformly distributed in the porous material. The frequency and amplitude of the vibrations are selected so as to minimize scattering of the powdery material, and are within the ranges of 50 to 50,000 Hz, and 50 to 1,500 .mu.m, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1980
    Assignee: Kurashiki Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoto Tanabe, Kenzoh Okada, Norio Maeda