Patents by Inventor Shuki Yamamoto

Shuki Yamamoto 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: 20210341622
    Abstract: A first light emitting element emits first detecting light toward the outside of a vehicle. A second light emitting element emits second detecting light toward the outside of the vehicle. A first light receiving element outputs a first signal corresponding to an amount of incident light. A second light receiving element outputs a second signal corresponding to an amount of incident light. A processor acquires first data corresponding to the first signal and second data corresponding to the second signal, and exchanges the first data and the second data in a case where the first data is based on the second detecting light and the second data is based on the first detecting light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru NAGASHIMA, Shuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200255030
    Abstract: A sensing system provided in a vehicle capable of running in an autonomous driving mode, includes: a LiDAR unit configured to acquire point group data indicating surrounding environment of the vehicle; and a LiDAR control module configured to identify information associated with a target object existing around the vehicle, based on the point group data acquired from the LiDAR unit. The LiDAR control module is configured to control the LiDAR unit so as to increase a scanning resolution of the LiDAR unit in a first angular area in a detection area of the LiDAR unit, wherein the first angular area is an area where the target object exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuki YAMAMOTO, Toru NAGASHIMA, Misako KAMIYA, Shunsuke OKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8425069
    Abstract: A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a plurality of light sources 17 and an optical member arranged closer to the light-exiting portion 15z than the light sources 17. The optical member 15 includes a prism diffuser plate 15a for diffusing light emitted from the light sources 17 and exiting from a lens sheet 15c arranged closer to the light-exiting portion 15z than the prism diffuser plate 15a. The prism diffuser plate 15a has prisms on a surface located on a side closer to the light-exiting portion 15z. The lens sheet 15c has convex lenses 62 on a surface closer to the light-exiting portion 15z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuki Yamamoto, Yasumori Kuromizu, Kaori Yamamoto, Takahiro Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 8408729
    Abstract: A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a plurality of light sources 17 and a chassis 14 that accommodates the light sources 17. The chassis 14 is formed of a plate member and includes a bottom plate 14a of a flat plate and outer rims 21 having a folding configuration formed at the edges of the bottom plate 14a. The outer rim 21 includes a first folded portion 31 and a second folded portion 32 that is formed by further folding a part of the first folded portion 31. Since the outer rim 21 has a double folding configuration, strength of the outer rim 21 itself is increased to suppress distortion of the chassis 14. Accordingly, uniform brightness is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuki Yamamoto, Tamotsu Satoh
  • Patent number: 8395579
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source and a light source driver configured to drive the light source. In at least one embodiment, the light source driver is configured to drive the light source with brightness control. It is capable of generating pulse width modulation signals using different dimming. A dimming frequency is selected from the different dimming frequencies according to an installation mode of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaori Yamamoto, Shuki Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20110063526
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source and a light source driver configured to drive the light source. In at least one embodiment, the light source driver is configured to drive the light source with brightness control. It is capable of generating pulse width modulation signals using different dimming. A dimming frequency is selected from the different dimming frequencies according to an installation mode of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Kaori Yamamoto, Shuki Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kunii
  • Publication number: 20110007230
    Abstract: A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a plurality of light sources 17 and a chassis 14 that accommodates the light sources 17. The chassis 14 is formed of a plate member and includes a bottom plate 14a of a flat plate and outer rims 21 having a folding configuration formed at the edges of the bottom plate 14a. The outer rim 21 includes a first folded portion 31 and a second folded portion 32 that is formed by further folding a part of the first folded portion 31. Since the outer rim 21 has a double folding configuration, strength of the outer rim 21 itself is increased to suppress distortion of the chassis 14. Accordingly, uniform brightness is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuki Yamamoto, Tamotsu Satoh
  • Publication number: 20100302457
    Abstract: A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a plurality of light sources 17 and a chassis 14 that accommodates the light sources 17. The chassis 14 is constructed of a plate member including a flat bottom plate 14a and outer rims 21 having a folding configuration 31 formed at the edges of the bottom plate 14a. At the outer rim 21, a core member 40 extending in a longitudinal direction of the outer rim is provided in a folded part of the folding configuration 31. The outer rim 21 provided with the core member 40 improves strength of the outer rim 21 itself. This suppresses distortion of the chassis 14 and uniform brightness is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuki Yamamoto, Tamotsu Satoh
  • Publication number: 20100283905
    Abstract: A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a plurality of light sources 17 and an optical member arranged closer to the light-exiting portion 15z than the light sources 17. The optical member 15 includes a prism diffuser plate 15a for diffusing light emitted from the light sources 17 and exiting from a lens sheet 15c arranged closer to the light-exiting portion 15z than the prism diffuser plate 15a. The prism diffuser plate 15a has prisms on a surface located on a side closer to the light-exiting portion 15z. The lens sheet 15c has convex lenses 62 on a surface closer to the light-exiting portion 15z.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuki Yamamoto, Yasumori Kuromizu, Kaori Yamamoto, Takahiro Yoshikawa