Patents by Inventor Satoshi Usui

Satoshi Usui 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: 20200331327
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a vehicle body including a vehicle cabin; at least one wheel disposed along one direction in the vehicle body; a seat disposed inside the vehicle cabin; a first planar member that is fixed to the vehicle body, separates the vehicle cabin from an outside of the vehicle, is disposed further toward the outside of the vehicle than the seat in the one direction, and has a first transmittance for visible light; a second planar member that is allowed to be disposed between the first planar member and the seat, and has a second transmittance for visible light that is smaller than the first transmittance; and an input device. The second planar member is disposed between the first planar member and the seat in a case where a predetermined input is performed on the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi NISHIO, Takuma MASUDA, Motohiro AOKI, Yuhei YAMAMOTO, Naoki USUI, Satoshi TANIGAWA, Takayuki MORIWAKI, Takeshi KIRITOSHI, Kazuhiko KANEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200328099
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a stage disposed in a processing chamber for mounting a wafer, a plasma generation chamber disposed above the processing chamber for plasma generation using process gas, a plate member having multiple introduction holes, made of a dielectric material, disposed above the stage and between the processing chamber and the plasma generation chamber, and a lamp disposed around the plate member for heating the wafer. The plasma processing apparatus further includes an external IR light source, an emission fiber arranged in the stage, that outputs IR light from the external IR light source toward a wafer bottom, and a light collection fiber for collecting IR light from the wafer. Data obtained using only IR light from the lamp is subtracted from data obtained also using IR light from the external IR light source during heating of the wafer. Thus, a wafer temperature is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Nobuya MIYOSHI, Kazunori SHINODA, Tatehito USUI, Naoyuki KOFUJI, Yutaka KOUZUMA, Tomoyuki WATANABE, Kenetsu YOKOGAWA, Satoshi SAKAI, Masaru IZAWA
  • Patent number: 10802487
    Abstract: The first autonomous mobile object includes a first controller that controls autonomous movement based on an operation command and a first carrying unit that carries the second autonomous mobile object. The second autonomous mobile object includes a second controller that controls autonomous movement based on the operation command, a payment unit that performs payment for merchandise in a designated store, and a second carrying unit that carries the merchandise. The operation command includes a command that causes the first autonomous mobile object carrying the second autonomous mobile object to move to the store, a command that causes the second autonomous mobile object to get off at the store, move into the store, to perform payment for merchandise, and to carry the merchandise, to get on the first autonomous mobile object, and a command that causes the first autonomous mobile object to move to a designated delivery place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Igata, Yuchi Yamanouchi, Hidenari Soya, Atsushi Sajiki, Satoshi Usui
  • Patent number: 10788003
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a high-pressure fuel supply pump having a pump body capable of improving corrosion resistance and weldability and being manufacturable by forging. Therefore, in the high-pressure fuel supply pump having a metal pump body forming a pressurizing chamber, the pump body is made of a steel material containing 12% to 18% of Cr and 3% to 7% of Ni, and the pump body has a forging surface on a part of the outer peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Hashida, Atsushi Hohkita, Masayuki Suganami, Satoshi Usui, Masaru Kawai, Arata Kagiyama
  • Publication number: 20200295022
    Abstract: A semiconductor storage device according to one embodiment is the semiconductor storage device that includes: a cell array region having a plurality of memory cells; and an outer edge portion arranged at an end portion to surround the cell array region. A stacked body in which a plurality of conductive layers are stacked via a first insulating layer and which has a stair portion in which end portions of the plurality of conductive layers form a stair shape is provided inside the cell array region, the stair portion facing the outer edge portion. A center of at least one step of the stair portion has a recess directed to an inner side of the cell array region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sonoe Matsushita, Takahito Nishimura, Kazuyuki Yoshimochi, Yoshihiro Yanai, Satoshi Usui
  • Patent number: 10773770
    Abstract: A bicycle control apparatus is basically provided with a controller. The controller includes a processor, a memory, and an I/O interface. The controller is arranged to communicate with an assist mechanism of a bicycle. The assist mechanism includes an assist motor arranged to impart a supplemental drive force to the bicycle to supplement a manual drive force of the bicycle. The controller is programmed to alternately set a first control state or a second control state. The controller controls the assist motor such that an output state of the assist motor with respect to a manual drive force of the bicycle is different in the first control state than in the second control state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nishikawa, Yasuhiro Tsuchizawa, Makoto Usui, Satoshi Shahana
  • Publication number: 20200284229
    Abstract: To provide a high-pressure fuel supply pump having a relief valve mechanism capable of suppressing deterioration of the seat property due to the influence of deformation caused by press-fitting while press-fitting and fixing a relief seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi NEMOTO, Satoshi USUI, Hiroyuki YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10762790
    Abstract: A parking assistance service management device that manages a parking assistance service in which an agent provides parking assistance for a vehicle of a service user includes a processor configured to acquire position information on the vehicle from a terminal of the agent driving the vehicle to a parking lot on behalf of the service user, and to generate, based on the position information, information indicating a path along which the vehicle has traveled to the parking lot from a delivery place at which the vehicle is delivered to the agent, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the information indicating the path to a terminal of the service user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Yanagida, Chikage Kubo, Ai Fujimura, Shunsuke Noda, Satoshi Usui
  • Patent number: 10753357
    Abstract: A fuel pump includes an intake valve unit which is provided between a low-pressure chamber and a pressurizing chamber. The intake valve unit includes an intake valve configured to move in an axial direction of the intake valve unit and a valve stopper arranged between the intake valve and the pressurizing chamber. A plurality of fuel passages configured to allow fuel to communicate between the low-pressure chamber and the pressurizing chamber are formed on a radially outward of an outer peripheral surface of the valve stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Usui, Kenichiro Tokuo, Tatsuo Kawano, Masahiko Hayatani, Shingo Tamura, Hiroyuki Yamada, Katsumi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20200255088
    Abstract: A bicycle control apparatus is basically provided with a controller and a communication unit. The controller includes a processor, a memory, and an I/O interface. The communication unit is connected to the controller and arranged to communicate with an external device. The controller is configured to communicate with an assist mechanism of a bicycle, where the assist mechanism includes an assist motor arranged to impart a supplemental drive force to the bicycle. The controller is programmed to set a control state and to adjust a response speed of the assist motor based on an operation of the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke NISHIKAWA, Yasuhiro TSUCHIZAWA, Makoto USUI, Satoshi SHAHANA
  • Publication number: 20200248663
    Abstract: To provide a high-pressure fuel pump capable of ensuring good magnetic properties and reliability for cracking. Therefore, the fixed core 39 is precipitation hardening type ferritic stainless steel (ferritic precipitation hardening type metal). The anchor 36 is precipitation hardening type ferritic stainless steel attracted by the magnetic attraction force of the fixed core 39. The outer core 38 has an inner peripheral surface on which the outer peripheral surface of the anchor 36 slides. The seal ring 48 is formed of a material having hardness lower than that of the fixed core 39 and the anchor 36, and connects the fixed core 39 and the outer core 38.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro TOKUO, Satoshi USUI, Ryo KUSAKABE
  • Patent number: 10731615
    Abstract: Responsiveness of an electromagnetic flow-rate control valve provided for closing a suction valve is improved and a discharge flow rate is controlled to a desired value. A flow-rate control valve includes a fixed core arranged on an inner circumferential side of a coil, a yoke arranged on an outer circumferential side of the coil, and a cover portion opposed to the coil in an axial direction, in which the fixed core has an enlarged portion in contact with the cover portion in the axial direction and enlarging toward the coil, and the cover portion is regulated in the axial direction only by a contact portion with the fixed core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Kusakabe, Kenichiro Tokuo, Satoshi Usui, Minoru Hashida, Masayuki Suganami, Atsushi Hohkita, Eiichi Kubota, Daisuke Kitajima, Hiroshi Horie
  • Publication number: 20200242931
    Abstract: A notification system includes a notification unit configured to notify a second person of position information relating to a parking position of a vehicle and auxiliary information to help the second person to find the vehicle after the vehicle is moved and parked by a first person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru YANAGIDA, Chikage KUBO, Ai FUJIMURA, Shunsuke NODA, Satoshi USUI
  • Patent number: 10718296
    Abstract: A high-pressure fuel supply pump including an electromagnetically driven intake valve is configured such that a pressure equalizing hole is provided in the valve stopper positioned between the valve and a pressurizing chamber. The pressure equalization hole connects a spring storage space, provided between a valve and a valve stopper, with a surrounding fluid passage. The high-pressure fuel supply pump is further configured such that an opening of the pressure equalizing hole at the spring storage chamber side is open at a position at the inner side of a diameter of the spring. Since the pressure in the pressurizing chamber can be introduced into the inner side of the spring without traversing the spring, the unstable behavior of the spring or the valve due to the introduced pressure eliminated. Since the force applied to the valve when the valve closes is stabilized, the closing timing of the valve is stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Hayatani, Satoshi Usui, Hideki Machimura, Tatsuo Kawano, Syunsuke Aritomi, Shingo Tamura
  • Patent number: 10697109
    Abstract: A washing machine includes: a washing tub in which clothes are stored; and a water supply mechanism for supplying water into the washing tub through a water supply path, the water being supplied from a water supply source. The water supply mechanism includes a water supply valve for opening and closing the water supply path, a water filling case for filling water into the washing tub, and a fine bubble generation device provided between the water supply valve and the water filling case and for generating fine bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Usui, Satoshi Nagai, Hiroshi Nishimura, Katsunori Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10683835
    Abstract: A fuel pump includes an electromagnetically driven intake valve mechanism, a pump housing, a discharge valve, an opening, a seal member, and a first relief passage. The relief valve mechanism has a relief valve, a relief valve seat contacting the relief valve when the relief valve is closed and a relief spring biasing the relief valve against the relief valve seat. A second relief passage, communicating the first relief passage and a hole formed in the relief seat, is formed between the seal member and the relief valve seat. The relief valve seat, the relief valve, and the relief spring are arranged in this order beginning from the open end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Saso, Atsuji Saito, Satoshi Usui, Shingo Tamura, Moritsugu Akiyama, Hiroyuki Yamada, Atsushi Hohkita
  • Patent number: 10657812
    Abstract: A notification system includes a notification unit configured to notify a second person of position information relating to a parking position of a vehicle and auxiliary information to help the second person to find the vehicle after the vehicle is moved and parked by a first person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Yanagida, Chikage Kubo, Ai Fujimura, Shunsuke Noda, Satoshi Usui
  • Patent number: 10655580
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to obtain a high pressure fuel supply pump capable of reducing pressure pulsation that occurs in a low pressure pipe, preventing damage to the low pressure pipe, or reducing noise due to vibrations of the low pressure pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Usui, Minoru Hashida, Masayuki Suganami, Hiroyuki Yamada, Atsushi Hohkita
  • Patent number: 10655585
    Abstract: A high-pressure fuel supply pump includes a pressurizing chamber, a piston plunger, and an electromagnetically-driven intake valve mechanism. The piston plunger reciprocates within the pressurizing chamber. The electromagnetically-driven intake valve mechanism is provided at an inlet of the pressurizing chamber. The electromagnetically-driven intake valve mechanism includes an anchor which pulls a plunger rod, a fixed core which attracts the anchor, and a yoke in which inner peripheral part has the fixed core and the anchor. The fixed core is fixed to a bottom part of the yoke. A through hole is formed at a bottom part of the fixed core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Usui, Kenichiro Tokuo, Tatsuo Kawano, Masahiko Hayatani, Shingo Tamura, Hiroyuki Yamada, Katsumi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20200143678
    Abstract: A leading system has an output unit configured to output a predetermined signal to a first area around a vehicle, and a terminal carried by a person. The terminal has a receiving unit configured to receive the predetermined signal when the person enters the first area and a first notification unit configured to automatically perform a first notification to the person when the predetermined signal is received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru YANAGIDA, Chikage KUBO, Ai FUJIMURA, Shunsuke NODA, Satoshi USUI