Patents by Inventor Shinji Shimizu

Shinji Shimizu 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: 20200244933
    Abstract: A projection video display apparatus includes a video input unit, a light source, a display element, a projection optical system, and a variable light adjusting function which changes the amount of light incident on the display element. Display modes using the variable light adjusting function are prepared, and one display mode of the display modes can be selected from a menu screen. Further, the display modes of the display video using the variable light adjusting function includes: a first display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with light adjusting control information, which is input from external equipment and is capable of controlling the variable light adjusting function in unit of frame of a projected video; and a second display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with the input video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Shinji ONODERA
  • Patent number: 10723364
    Abstract: An information providing system includes a plurality of vehicles, and a server configured to communicate with the plurality of vehicles. A vehicle-side controller of each of a plurality of first vehicles of the plurality of vehicles determines whether or not an act detected by an act detector is an abnormal act that meets a predetermined condition, and, when the vehicle-side controller determines that the act is the abnormal act, the vehicle-side controller transmits, to the server, abnormal act occurrence information including a position of each first vehicle detected by a position detector. A server-side controller collects the occurrence information transmitted from the first vehicles as collected information, and transmits the collected information to a second vehicle of the plurality of vehicles to notify a user of the second vehicle of the collected information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200234576
    Abstract: A vehicle search system includes a vehicle incorporating a vehicle-mounted camera and a server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The server transmits search target vehicle data for specifying a search target vehicle to the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to (a) store the search target vehicle data from the server and (b) transmit, when a vehicle detected by the vehicle-mounted camera falls under search target vehicles included in the search target vehicle data, detection information on the detected vehicle to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10704394
    Abstract: A flow passage forming plate includes a plate main body, a peripheral wall, and a ledge. The plate main body has a gas path surface facing a side of a gas flow passage, and an inner surface facing the opposite side from the gas path surface. The peripheral wall protrudes along a peripheral edge of the plate main body, from the inner surface toward an opposite-flow-passage side. The ledge protrudes along an inner wall surface of the peripheral wall, from the inner surface toward the opposite-flow-passage side. The ledge receives an impingement plate having a plurality of through-holes. The ledge is disposed only in a part of an inner wall surface of the peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tadakazu Sakaguchi, Hiroshi Shimizu, Shinji Yoshida, Yoshio Fukui, Masamitsu Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20200189571
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a vehicle controller mountable in a vehicle, and a commercial facility management system for managing a parking lot and payment in a commercial facility. The commercial facility management system includes a system controller. The system controller performs processing for associating the vehicle with a user of the vehicle when the vehicle enters the parking lot, and cooperates with the vehicle controller of the vehicle associated with the user to control the vehicle to travel from a parking place to a pick-up/drop-off place for the user when the user finishes payment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10682982
    Abstract: A server causes a storage to store identification information of a vehicle and a position of the vehicle as a set of information; specifies, based on position information of an abnormality occurring vehicle which is a vehicle that has transmitted abnormality occurrence information to the server, an image-shooting instructed vehicle which is a vehicle that can shoot an image of the abnormality occurring vehicle with a camera, using position information stored in the storage, without causing activation of a vehicular alarm; transmits, to the image-shooting instructed vehicle, an instruction to shoot the image of the abnormality occurring vehicle with the camera mounted in the image-shooting instructed vehicle; and transmits the image shot by the image-shooting instructed vehicle to a mobile terminal of a user of the abnormality occurring vehicle, as a description of an abnormality occurring in the abnormality occurring vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10666915
    Abstract: A projection video display apparatus includes a video input unit, a light source, a display element, a projection optical system, and a variable light adjusting function which changes the amount of light incident on the display element. Display modes using the variable light adjusting function are prepared, and one display mode of the display modes can be selected from a menu screen. Further, the display modes of the display video using the variable light adjusting function includes: a first display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with light adjusting control information, which is input from external equipment and is capable of controlling the variable light adjusting function in unit of frame of a projected video; and a second display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with the input video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimizu, Shinji Onodera
  • Patent number: 10647307
    Abstract: Provided is an electric booster which can be downsized by enhancing space efficiency while reducing the effect of a magnetic field from outside on a magnetic sensor by means of a magnetic shield. The stroke amount of an input plunger 29 connected to a brake pedal 6 is detected by a stroke detection sensor. The operation of an electric motor is controlled by controller on the basis of the stroke amount of the input plunger to thrust a primary piston through a ball screw mechanism, and brake fluid pressure is thus generated by a master cylinder 4. The stroke detection device uses a Hall IC to detect magnetic flux densities from first and second magnet members mounted on the input plunger to obtain the stroke of the input plunger. The first and second magnet members and the Hall IC are disposed inside a linear-motion member formed of a cylindrical magnetic body of the ball screw mechanism to be magnetically shielded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Rikiya Yoshizu, Shinji Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200145622
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an information processing device that realizes more suitable ease of use. To accomplish the purpose, there is provided an information processing device provided with a video input unit for acquiring image data from an optical image, a signal receiver unit for acquiring a position computation signal, a communication unit for transmitting the image data, a first memory unit for storing position information pertaining to a place to which the image data is not transmitted, and a control unit for controlling the execution of image data transmission on the basis of the position information acquired from the position calculation signal and the position information stored in the first storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Motoyuki SUZUKI, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Shigetaka KIMURA, Shinji SHIBUYA
  • Patent number: 10643466
    Abstract: A vehicle search system includes a vehicle incorporating a vehicle-mounted camera and a server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The server transmits search target vehicle data for specifying a search target vehicle to the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to (a) store the search target vehicle data from the server and (b) transmit, when a vehicle detected by the vehicle-mounted camera falls under search target vehicles included in the search target vehicle data, detection information on the detected vehicle to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200136452
    Abstract: A stator of a rotating electric machine includes a stator and a stator coil. The stator core has a plurality of slots. The stator coil is inserted into the plurality of slots. The stator coil includes two or more conductors. The two or more conductors are arranged such that a gap is generated between adjacent crossing conductors, the gap having a shape of a parallelogram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro FUKUDA, Hisaya Shimizu, Shinji Yamazaki, Kenichi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10630129
    Abstract: Provided are a coil having excellent insulation properties, a rotating electrical machine equipped with the same, and a method for manufacturing the same. The coil (60) has a covered portion where a conductive body (602) is covered with an insulating film (612) and a stripped portion where the insulating film is stripped off, and the stripped portion is electrophoretically coated with a resin material (601). The coil (60) may have a configuration wherein segment conductors (28) each having a covered portion and stripped portion are included, connection parts are formed by the stripped portions of two different segment conductors (28) being connected at coil ends (62), and the thickness of the resin material (601) is no more than the thickness of the insulating film (612) at the boundary portion (630) between the covered portion and the stripped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakayama, Tomohiro Fukuda, Akira Toba, Shinji Yamazaki, Takashi Genmoto, Naoki Nishikawa, Hisaya Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200101878
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pressure-receiving member disposed rearwardly of an occupant between left and right side frames, and a rocking mechanism configured to cause a left side or a right side of the pressure-receiving member to move frontward and rearward. The rocking mechanism includes a first link member provided pivotally, a second link member provided pivotally on the first link member and pivotally connected to the pressure-receiving member, and an actuator configured to cause the first link member and the second link member to pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji SUGIYAMA, Kazunori ISHIHARA, Shuichi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10604148
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a vehicle controller mountable in a vehicle, and a commercial facility management system for managing a parking lot and payment in a commercial facility. The commercial facility management system includes a system controller. The system controller performs processing for associating the vehicle with a user of the vehicle when the vehicle enters the parking lot, and cooperates with the vehicle controller of the vehicle associated with the user to control the vehicle to travel from a parking place to a pick-up/drop-off place for the user when the user finishes payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10586453
    Abstract: A controller of a first vehicle specifies a position of an unoccupied parking space, from a detected position of the first vehicle and an image shot with a camera. A server-side controller transmits target parking space information indicating a position of a parking space within a predetermined range from a position of a second vehicle which has transmitted a request, of the positions of the parking spaces indicated by vacant parking space information from the first vehicle, to the second vehicle. A controller of the second vehicle obtains the target parking space information from the server. An informer of the second vehicle informs the position of the parking space indicated by the obtained target parking space information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10582165
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an information processing device that realizes more suitable ease of use. To accomplish the purpose, there is provided an information processing device provided with a video input unit for acquiring image data from an optical image, a signal receiver unit for acquiring a position computation signal, a communication unit for transmitting the image data, a first memory unit for storing position information pertaining to a place to which the image data is not transmitted, and a control unit for controlling the execution of image data transmission on the basis of the position information acquired from the position calculation signal and the position information stored in the first storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Suzuki, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Shimizu, Shigetaka Kimura, Shinji Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10575473
    Abstract: A greenhouse framework (22) is assembled out of a framework material (24) such as typical pipes and the like, and the outer periphery of the greenhouse framework (22) is covered by a sheet outer surface member (30) formed from a plastic sheet; a sheet inner surface member (32) is formed on the inner side of the greenhouse framework (22) in a manner of being spaced by intervals to a certain extent from the sheet outer surface member (30) by using a heat shield sheet such that all of a floor surface (32a), a wall surface (32b), and a ceiling surface (32c) are substantially in a sealed state; and an air conditioning device (40) is installed. Thus, a desirable thermal insulation property is achieved between the inside of the greenhouse and the outside of the greenhouse, and air conditioning can be implemented with high energy efficiency. In other words, a greenhouse for plant cultivation that has a simple configuration and can be air conditioned with high energy efficiency can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Plants Laboratory Inc.
    Inventors: Saneyuki Kawabata, Atsuyuki Yukawa, Shinji Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10566879
    Abstract: A first semiconductor device having a power transistor for switching is mounted on a power wiring substrate PB1; a semiconductor device PKG6 having a driving circuit for driving the first semiconductor device and a semiconductor device PKG5 having a control circuit for controlling the semiconductor device PKG6 are mounted on a first principal surface of a control wiring substrate PB2; and a semiconductor device PKG4 having a regulator circuit is mounted on a second principal surface of the control wiring substrate PB2. On the first principal surface of the control wiring substrate PB2, the semiconductor device PKG5 and the semiconductor device PKG6 are mounted in a second area out of the second area and a third area adjacent to each other via a first area in which a plurality of holes HC3 are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Nishizono, Tadashi Shimizu, Tomohiro Nishiyama, Norikazu Motohashi
  • Patent number: 10554085
    Abstract: Provided are: a rotating-electrical-machine stator in which the height of coil ends of a stator coil is suppressed, while interference between adjacent conductors at the coil ends is avoided; and a rotating electrical machine provided with same. The rotating-electrical-machine stator is provided with: a stator core provided with a plurality of slots; and a stator coil inserted into the slots. The rotating-electrical-machine stator is characterized in that: the stator coil is provided with at least two conductors which are disposed in the same layer as a first conductor, and which are inserted into the slots adjacent to the first conductor; and the shapes of coil protrusions protruding radially outwards are configured so as to form arcs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Fukuda, Hisaya Shimizu, Shinji Yamazaki, Kenichi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200023828
    Abstract: An electronic booster includes an electric motor configured to thrust a piston in a master cylinder, a stroke detection device configured to detect a movement amount of an input member connected to a brake pedal, a rotational angle detection portion configured to detect a rotational angle of a rotational shaft of the electric motor, a control device configured to control driving of the electric motor, and a casing containing a wiring electrically connecting the electric motor and the control device to each other. The stroke detection device includes a first magnet configured to move together with the input member and a first magnetism detection element configured to detect magnetism from the first magnet. The rotational angle detection portion includes a second magnet configured to move together with the rotational shaft of the electric motor and a second magnetism detection element configured to detect magnetism from the second magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Norihisa FUKAYAMA, Hidekazu TSUCHIYA, Shinji SHIMIZU