Patents by Inventor Satoshi Suzuki

Satoshi Suzuki 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: 20220242292
    Abstract: Disclosed is a seat including: sensors which includes a first cushion sensor provided at a seat cushion in a position corresponding to buttocks of an occupant, a second cushion sensor provided at the seat cushion and located farther frontward than the first cushion sensor, a first back sensor provided at a seat back and located in a lower position thereof, and a second back sensor provided at the seat back and located above the first back sensor; and a controller connected to the sensors and thereby allowed to acquire pressure values from the respective sensors. The controller is configured to identify the motion of the occupant based on outputs of at least two sensors of the first cushion sensor, the second cushion sensor, the first back sensor, and the second back sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAKU, Atsushi KUSANO, Hiroyuki NUMAJIRI, Satoshi FUJITA, Takako MIYOSHI, Munetaka KOWA, Ryuichiro HIROSE, Yoshikazu ITO, Yosuke HIGASHI, Satoshi SUZUKI, Ryosuke SATO, Kento UETAKE, Yasuharu OTSUKA, Satoru KANEDA
  • Publication number: 20220242484
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an ADK attachable to and removable from a vehicle main body, the ADK issuing an instruction for autonomous driving, a VP including a plurality of functional units that perform a plurality of prescribed functions of the vehicle main body, and a VCIB that issues a control instruction to the functional units in accordance with an instruction from the ADK. One of the plurality of functional units is a steering system that steers the vehicle main body. The steering system specifies a limit value of a steering rate in accordance with a prescribed reference and transmits the specified limit value to the ADK through the VCIB. The ADK calculates a target steering angle to satisfy the limit value received from the steering system and transmits an instruction for the calculated steering angle to the steering system through the VCIB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ikuma SUZUKI, Satoshi KATOH, Ryo IRIE
  • Publication number: 20220242445
    Abstract: A vehicle (10) includes a VP (120) that carries out vehicle control in accordance with a command from an autonomous driving system (202) and a vehicle control interface (110) that interfaces between the autonomous driving system (202) and the VP (120). A tire turning angle command that requests for a wheel steer angle is transmitted from the autonomous driving system (202) to the VP (120). A signal indicating an estimated wheel angle which is an estimated value of the wheel steer angle is transmitted from the VP (120) to the autonomous driving system (202). The VP (120) steers the vehicle in accordance with the tire turning angle command set based on a wheel estimation angle while the vehicle (10) is in a straight-ahead travel state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ikuma SUZUKI, Satoshi KATOH, Ryo IRIE
  • Publication number: 20220248098
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Patent number: 11402253
    Abstract: A fluid sensing apparatus includes a fluid sensor configured to detect a temperature distribution on a detection surface caused by heating, and output a signal value corresponding to a flow of a fluid; a falling time counting unit configured to count a falling time of the signal value after stopping the heating; and a failure determining unit configured to perform failure determination based on the falling time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc.
    Inventors: Minoru Nagawatari, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220234416
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle device includes a refrigeration cycle, an outdoor heat exchanger, a cooling necessity determination unit, a determination reference setting unit, and a cooling control unit. The cooling necessity determination unit determines whether or not to cool a battery depending on whether or not a physical quantity that correlates with a temperature of the battery is equal to or more than a predetermined reference physical quantity. The determination reference setting unit sets the reference physical quantity for the cooling necessity determination unit according to the outdoor heat exchanger functioning as a heat absorber or radiator. When the outdoor heat exchanger functions as heat absorber, the determination reference setting unit sets a second reference physical quantity smaller than a first reference physical quantity set when the outdoor heat exchanger functions as radiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi SUZUKI, Satoshi ITOH, Kengo SUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220237734
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an image processing unit configured to execute image processing on an image based on an input image, and output a result of the image processing. The input image is a post-conversion image obtained by performing image conversion on an original image. The image conversion includes image conversion for further reducing a data size of the original image while maintaining a feature acquired from the original image and related to an object similar to a subject captured in the original image and maintaining processing accuracy of the image processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi SUZUKI, Motohiro TAKAGI, Kazuya HAYASE, Takayuki ONISHI, Atsushi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11397518
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle lighting device intended to improve convenience and safety. A vehicle lighting device includes a light disposed in a vehicle interior, a controller controlling the light, and a detecting unit detecting position or motion of a detecting object by detecting a detection object at a plurality of positions, and the controller controls the light when the position or motion of the detection object is detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Tohoku Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Abe, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenji Kawamura, Shingo Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11399399
    Abstract: A communication device may supply a first public key and specific information to a first wireless interface, send a first authentication response to the first external device in a case where a first authentication request is received from the first external device after the first public key and the specific information have been sent to the first external device. The communication device may receive first connection information from the first external device after the first authentication response has been sent to the first external device, establish the second wireless connection in a case where the first connection information is received from the first external device, and establish the third wireless connection in a case where a specific signal including the specific information is received from the first external device after the first public key and the specific information have been sent to the first external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220231238
    Abstract: A novel light-emitting device is provided. A light-emitting device with high emission efficiency is provided. A light-emitting device with a favorable lifetime is provided. A light-emitting device with low driving voltage is provided. The light-emitting device includes an anode, a cathode, and an EL layer positioned between the anode and the cathode. The EL layer includes a hole-injection layer, a light-emitting layer, and an electron-transport layer. The hole-injection layer contains a hole-transport material and an electron-accepting material. The electron-transport layer contains an electron-transport material and an alkali metal itself, an alkaline earth metal itself, a compound of an alkali metal or an alkaline earth metal, or a complex thereof. The hole-injection layer has the spin density measured by an ESR method is lower than or equal to 1×1019 spins/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Takumu OKUYAMA, Hiromi SEO, Naoaki HASHIMOTO, Yusuke TAKITA, Tsunenori SUZUKI, Satoshi SEO
  • Publication number: 20220218384
    Abstract: A vibration type removal apparatus 2 includes a housing 10, a holding member 11, a tool 12, a control device 20, a vibration device 21, and a cooling pump 22. The control device 20 drives the cooling pump 22, and cooling water supplied from the cooling pump 22 passes through a flow path 25 in the housing 10, and is sprayed toward the tool 12 from a distal end of the flow path 25. In this state, the tool 12 is inserted between a hard tissue HT and a soft tissue ST, the vibration device 21 is operated, and the tool 12 is vibrated. Due to the vibration of the tool 12, a surface of the hard tissue HT which adheres to the soft tissue ST is cut, and the hard tissue HT is peeled and removed from the soft tissue ST.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Yoshihiro MINAGAWA, Hiroki SUZUKI, Makoto SAKAKIBARA
  • Publication number: 20220222942
    Abstract: To make an exhibition experience more engaging for a user without compromising the appearance of display items. An exhibition supporting device 110 includes a recognition result information acquisition unit 1112 configured to acquire recognition result information on a display item in accordance with image information on the display item, an exhibition information acquisition unit 1114 configured to acquire exhibition information in accordance with the recognition result information and exhibition-related user information, and a display unit 114 configured to display the exhibition information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu MOTEGI, Sayaka TERANAKA, Akiko HAYASHI, Shunsuke TAKAMIYA, Masafumi SUZUKI, Yukihiro NAKAMURA, Tatsuya MATSUI, Satoshi SAKUMA, Shingo KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20220222286
    Abstract: A knowledge information creation assist apparatus assists creation of knowledge information relating to a question, for example FAQs can be created from past user accumulated support histories. The apparatus includes: an input controller configured to control upload of plural user support histories including questions; a screen controller configured to perform first display control for displaying, on a display apparatus, a question group creation screen including group information of each of question groups created from the user support histories classified according to a predetermined classification model and second display control for displaying a knowledge information creation screen for producing knowledge information in response to input performed by a creator to one of the question groups selected on the question group creation screen; and an output controller configured to produce output data of the knowledge information created for each question group on the knowledge information creation screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikata TOBITA, Masaru SUZUKI, Hideo MIZUSAWA, Masahisa SHINOZAKI, Satoshi SONOH, Kentaro FURIHATA, Guowei ZU
  • Patent number: 11383536
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus that can reduce smears on a back surface of a print result medium by reducing accumulation of ink in a platen while reducing generation of mist. To achieve this, an ink receiving portion of a platen is provided away from a support surface by a predetermined distance, is formed in a mesh shape by laying multiple linear members, and is formed as a guide member that guides the ink received in the ink receiving portion to an ink guide holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakajima, Masataka Kato, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Satoshi Azuma, Shingo Nishioka, Sae Mogi
  • Patent number: 11384407
    Abstract: Provided are a high-strength galvannealed steel sheet, and a manufacturing method therefor. The manufacturing method is for a high-strength galvannealed steel sheet which includes a zinc coated layer with a coating weight of 20 to 120 g/m2 per side on a surface of a steel sheet having a chemical composition containing, in mass %, C: 0.03 to 0.35%, Si: 0.01 to 1.00%, Mn: 3.6 to 8.0%, Al: 0.001 to 1.00%, P: 0.100% or less, and S: 0.010% or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities. The method includes: setting a cold rolling reduction ratio to 20% or more and 35% or less when cold rolling is performed on the steel sheet, and setting a maximum steel sheet temperature to be reached in an annealing furnace to 600° C. or higher and 700° C. or lower when annealing is further performed on the steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Maeda, Yoichi Makimizu, Yoshitsugu Suzuki, Yoshiyasu Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11388048
    Abstract: Visibility of relevance of detailed configurations is improved while deterioration of the visibility of a general configuration between nodes is suppressed. A node coordinate calculation process calculates, upon calculation of deployment coordinates of each node, a degree of importance of an infrastructure resource and a degree of importance of an application, and weights the distance between the application node and the infrastructure node with the reciprocal of the degree of importance of the infrastructure node. Then, the node coordinate calculation process determines deployment of the application node such that the application node is deployed in the proximity of a comparatively important infrastructure node, and determines deployment of the application node on the basis of the degrees of importance of the applications such that a comparatively important application is deployed closely to the infrastructure node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori Suzuki, Satoshi Kaneko, Shinichi Hayashi, Akira Kono
  • Publication number: 20220212171
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification catalytic device includes: a substrate; at least one type of noble-metal catalyst that is supported on the substrate; and a coating layer on the surface of the substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of cells which are demarcated by porous walls. The substrate and the coating layer each include ceria-zirconia composite oxide particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicants: CATALER CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kana IWATA, Minoru ITOU, Shunsuke OHISHI, Takeru YOSHIDA, Masaru KAKINOHANA, Satoshi KAMITANI, Hiromasa SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11381280
    Abstract: An MFP establishes a first communication link L1 by receiving an activation command and sending an OK command. The MFP receives first target data from a portable device by using the first communication link. The MFP generates second target data by processing the first target data. After receiving the first target data, the MFP disconnects the first communication link. The MFP establishes a second communication link by receiving the activation command and sending the OK command. The MFP sends the second target data to the portable device by using the second communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11378936
    Abstract: A control device controls a mechanical device having a movable member driven by a motor. The control device includes a radio signal exchange unit that receives a sensor signal indicating a position, a velocity or an acceleration of a tip part of the movable member, a data acquisition unit that acquires first time-series data of acceleration based on the received sensor signal, a data calculation unit that calculates second time-series data of acceleration at the tip part based on a drive command to the motor, a delay time calculation unit that calculates, when the mechanical device performs a predetermined basic operation, a delay time of the first time-series data to the second time-series data, based on a degree of correlation between the first and second time-series data, and a time synchronization unit that synchronizes time of the sensor part and control device based on the delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Inagaki, Hajime Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220206640
    Abstract: A coordinate input device includes a plurality of detection electrodes arranged in a grid shape, a coordinate calculation unit that calculates coordinates representing a proximity position of an object on a basis of changes in capacitances of the plurality of detection electrodes, and an output unit that outputs the coordinates calculated by the coordinate calculation unit. The coordinate calculation unit calculates the coordinates using each of a first calculation method and a second calculation method. In a case where two objects are detected using both the first calculation method and the second calculation method, the output unit outputs the coordinates calculated using the first calculation method in a case where a distance between the two objects is greater than a predetermined first threshold, and outputs the coordinates calculated using the second calculation method in a case where the distance between the two objects is less than a predetermined second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKAJIMA, Minoru WATANABE, Yohei ROKKASHO, Yasuhiro SUZUKI