Patents by Inventor Tadashi Aoki

Tadashi Aoki 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: 20200094836
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a vehicle recognition unit configured to recognize a rear lateral vehicle in an area rearward of the host vehicle; a remaining distance acquisition unit configured to acquire a remaining distance from a current position of the host vehicle to a position at which the host vehicle completes a lane change; a lane change availability determination unit configured to determine whether the lane change is available; and a vehicle control unit configured to control, when the lane change availability determination unit determines that the lane change is not available and the remaining distance is shorter than a first determination distance, steering of the host vehicle such that a position of the host vehicle in a vehicle width direction becomes a position closer to the second lane than a position when the remaining distance is longer than or equal to the first determination distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichiro Aoki, Tadashi Omachi
  • Publication number: 20200094844
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes an electronic control unit configured to: acquire lane information including a curvature of a curve located ahead in a traveling direction of the vehicle; acquire target vehicle information as information on a target vehicle, based on the lane information and the target vehicle information, a target trajectory; perform a target trajectory modification process for offsetting the target trajectory determined from the lane information in such a direction as to move away from the target vehicle, when the vehicle approaches the target vehicle; set an offset amount of the target trajectory in accordance with the curvature of the curve, when the vehicle approaches the target vehicle from an outer side of the curve, in the target trajectory modification process; and cause the vehicle to automatically run along the target trajectory modified through the target trajectory modification process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichiro Aoki, Tadashi Omachi
  • Publication number: 20200062519
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a sheet feeding cassette, which is detachable with respect to a sheet feeding cassette mounting portion provided on an image forming device body. The sheet feeding cassette includes a storage portion that stores a paper sheet, a first regulator provided on a bottom portion of the storage portion that regulates the position of a paper sheet, and a movable placement plate that upwardly pushes a paper sheet stored in the storage portion. The movable placement plate includes a second regulator that regulates the position of a paper sheet having a different size to the size of a paper sheet that can be regulated by the first regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: TADASHI NOGUCHI, KOHJI AOKI, TSUYOSHI SHIBAYAMA, MASAHARU KIMURA, HARUHISA FURUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10543696
    Abstract: A thermal print head includes: a substrate having an obverse surface; a plurality of heat generators arranged on the substrate in a main scanning direction; and a wiring layer provided on the substrate and constituting an energization path to the heat generators. The substrate has a protrusion protruding from the obverse surface and extending in the main scanning direction. The protrusion has a top portion having the largest distance from the obverse surface, and an inclined portion connected to the top portion in a sub-scanning direction. The inclined portion is inclined relative to the obverse surface at a predetermined angle. Each of the plurality of heat generators extends across a boundary between the top portion and the inclined portion. Each of the heat generators is formed on at least a part of the top portion and at least a part of the inclined portion in the sub-scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Aoki, Tadashi Yamamoto, Masatoshi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10351794
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition prepared by blending a base oil (A) containing a compound (A1) that is an ester or ether and has two or more aromatic rings, with a polyalkylene glycol (B) is provided. The lubricating oil composition has a high density (i.e., a high bulk modulus), a high viscosity index, and excellent shear stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Aoki, Tadashi Kisen
  • Publication number: 20190195756
    Abstract: A pathological specimen preparation device includes a stage portion including a stage, a reagent supply portion 150 capable of supplying a reagent to a substrate W mounted on the stage, a washing portion capable of supplying a washing solution to the substrate, an electric field stirring portion capable of stirring the reagent or the washing solution supplied to the substrate by applying an electric field to the reagent or the washing solution, and a control unit, wherein the washing portion, the reagent supply portion, and the electric field stirring portion are sequentially disposed in a Y direction as a first direction, and the device includes a stage transport mechanism that moves the stage in the Y direction, and a stage tilting mechanism that tilts the stage in an X direction as a second direction crossing the Y direction when the stage is positioned in the washing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Taro AOKI, Tadashi SATO, Yoichi SUZUKI, Masayuki KADOTA, Ryo SATO
  • Patent number: 9697758
    Abstract: A display device that suppresses electric power consumption and displays an image with excellent quality is to be realized. A host control section (30) in accordance with an aspect of the present invention is a control device for a display device (1), said control device includes: an image determining section (35) for determining whether or not grayscale levels of a plurality of pixels in an image fall within a first range which consists of intermediate grayscale levels; and a driving changing section (36) for changing, according to a result of the determining carried out by the image determining section (35), a refresh rate of the display device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuo Watanabe, Kenji Maeda, Tadashi Aoki, Daisuke Koyama
  • Patent number: 9257921
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lithography apparatus for forming a pattern on a substrate, including a motor configured to drive a table for holding the substrate in accordance with a driving profile, a setting unit configured to set one of a normal mode and a power saving mode as an operation mode of the motor, and a controller configured to change the driving profile when the power saving mode is set, such that an amount of generated heat of the motor caused by driving of the table is smaller than that in the normal mode, and the number of substrates to be processed by the lithography apparatus per unit time is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Makita, Tadashi Aoki, Hiroshi Isoyama, Ken Katsukura, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9243939
    Abstract: A flow volume measurement device or a flow velocity measurement device include a measurement cell including a main pipe, an incident tube that is connected to the main pipe, an emission tube that is connected to the main pipe, and a first purge-fluid supply tube that is connected to the incident tube, a purge-fluid supply unit that supplies purge fluid into the first purge-fluid supply tube of the measurement cell, a light emitting unit that emits a laser beam to the measurement cell, a light receiving unit that receives the laser beam emitted from the light emitting unit and having passed through the measurement cell, and outputs a received amount of light as a light reception signal, a calculation unit that calculates a flow volume or a flow velocity of exhaust fluid flowing in the measurement cell, based on a light reception signal output from the light receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masazumi Tanoura, Kenji Muta, Atsushi Takita, Minoru Danno, Shinichiro Asami, Kageharu Moriyama, Daishi Ueno, Ichiro Awaya, Tadashi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20150357944
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lithography apparatus for forming a pattern on a substrate, including a motor configured to drive a table for holding the substrate in accordance with a driving profile, a setting unit configured to set one of a normal mode and a power saving mode as an operation mode of the motor, and a controller configured to change the driving profile when the power saving mode is set, such that an amount of generated heat of the motor caused by driving of the table is smaller than that in the normal mode, and the number of substrates to be processed by the lithography apparatus per unit time is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinori Makita, Tadashi Aoki, Hiroshi Isoyama, Ken Katsukura, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150287352
    Abstract: A display device that suppresses electric power consumption and displays an image with excellent quality is to be realized. A host control section (30) in accordance with an aspect of the present invention is a control device for a display device (1), said control device includes: an image determining section (35) for determining whether or not grayscale levels of a plurality of pixels in an image fall within a first range which consists of intermediate grayscale levels; and a driving changing section (36) for changing, according to a result of the determining carried out by the image determining section (35), a refresh rate of the display device (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuo Watanabe, Kenji Maeda, Tadashi Aoki, Daisuke Koyama
  • Patent number: 9051863
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a flue gas purifying device that can efficiently decrease nitrogen oxides in flue gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masazumi Tanoura, Kenji Muta, Minoru Danno, Masatoshi Katsuki, Yuuko Ujihara, Daishi Ueno, Takashi Fujinaga, Eiji Kato, Shinichiro Asami, Tadashi Aoki, Kageharu Moriyama
  • Patent number: 8967996
    Abstract: The combustion controller controls the fuel and air that are supplied to the combustion furnace for burning substances, and addresses the aforementioned object by including: fuel supply unit for supplying fuel and air into the combustion furnace; air supply unit for supplying air into the combustion furnace, the air supply unit being disposed downstream of the fuel supply unit in the direction of flow of combustion air; concentration measuring unit for measuring the concentration of hydrogen sulfide of the combustion air by passing a measurement beam of light through the combustion air at a measurement position downstream of the fuel supply unit in the direction of flow of the combustion air; and control unit for controlling the amount of air supplied from the fuel supply unit based on a measurement result provided by the concentration measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masazumi Tanoura, Kenji Muta, Shinichiro Asami, Eiji Kato, Tadashi Aoki, Koutaro Fujimura, Tetsuya Sawatsubashi, Chisato Tsukahara, Shinsaku Dobashi
  • Patent number: 8607547
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a flue gas purifying device that can suppress leakage of ammonia and can efficiently decrease nitrogen oxides in flue gas. The object is achieved by a flue gas purifying device including: an exhaust pipe; a urea-water injecting unit that injects urea water into the exhaust pipe; a catalytic unit that includes a urea SCR catalyst that promotes a reaction between ammonia and nitrogen oxides and a support mechanism that supports the urea SCR catalyst in the exhaust pipe, and is arranged on a downstream side to a position where urea water is injected; a concentration measuring unit arranged on a downstream side to the catalytic unit in a flow direction of flue gas to measure an ammonia concentration in flue gas having passed through the urea SCR catalyst; and a control unit that controls injection of urea water by the urea-water injecting unit based on an ammonia concentration measured by the concentration measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masazumi Tanoura, Kenji Muta, Minoru Danno, Masatoshi Katsuki, Yuuko Ujihara, Daishi Ueno, Takashi Fujinaga, Eiji Kato, Shinichiro Asami, Tadashi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120323502
    Abstract: A flow volume measurement device or a flow velocity measurement device include a measurement cell including a main pipe, an incident tube that is connected to the main pipe, an emission tube that is connected to the main pipe, and a first purge-fluid supply tube that is connected to the incident tube, a purge-fluid supply unit that supplies purge fluid into the first purge-fluid supply tube of the measurement cell, a light emitting unit that emits a laser beam to the measurement cell, a light receiving unit that receives the laser beam emitted from the light emitting unit and having passed through the measurement cell, and outputs a received amount of light as a light reception signal, a calculation unit that calculates a flow volume or a flow velocity of exhaust fluid flowing in the measurement cell, based on a light reception signal output from the light receiving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Masazumi Tanoura, Kenji Muta, Atsushi Takita, Minoru Danno, Shinichiro Asami, Kageharu Moriyama, Daishi Ueno, Ichiro Awaya, Tadashi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120079969
    Abstract: The combustion controller controls the fuel and air that are supplied to the combustion furnace for burning substances, and addresses the aforementioned object by including: fuel supply unit for supplying fuel and air into the combustion furnace; air supply unit for supplying air into the combustion furnace, the air supply unit being disposed downstream of the fuel supply unit in the direction of flow of combustion air; concentration measuring unit for measuring the concentration of hydrogen sulfide of the combustion air by passing a measurement beam of light through the combustion air at a measurement position downstream of the fuel supply unit in the direction of flow of the combustion air; and control unit for controlling the amount of air supplied from the fuel supply unit based on a measurement result provided by the concentration measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masazumi Tanoura, Kenji Muta, Shinichiro Asami, Eiji Kato, Tadashi Aoki, Koutaro Fujimura, Tetsuya Sawatsubashi, Chisato Tsukahara, Shinsaku Dobashi
  • Publication number: 20120047879
    Abstract: A flue gas purifying device includes an exhaust pipe that guides flue gas discharged from an internal combustion engine; a catalytic unit that is arranged on a downstream side to the internal combustion engine in a flow direction of flue gas and includes a nitrogen-oxide storage-reduction catalyst that stores nitrogen oxides contained in flue gas and a support mechanism that is arranged in the exhaust pipe and supports the nitrogen-oxide storage-reduction catalyst in the exhaust pipe; a reducing-agent injecting unit that injects a reducing agent to the catalytic unit in the exhaust pipe; a concentration measuring unit that is arranged on a downstream side to the catalytic unit in the flow direction of flue gas and measures a concentration of nitrogen oxides in flue gas having passed through the nitrogen-oxide storage-reduction catalyst; and a control unit that controls whether to inject the reducing agent from the reducing-agent injecting unit based on a concentration of nitrogen oxides measured by the concen
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuko Ujihara, Masazumi Tanoura, Kenji Muta, Minoru Danno, Masatoshi Katsuki, Daishi Ueno, Takashi Fujinaga, Eiji Kato, Shinichiro Asami, Tadashi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20110293483
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a flue gas purifying device that can efficiently decrease nitrogen oxides in flue gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masazumi Tanoura, Kenji Muta, Minoru Danno, Masatoshi Katsuki, Yuuko Ujihara, Daishi Ueno, Takashi Fujinaga, Eiji Kato, Shinichiro Asami, Tadashi Aoki, Kageharu Moriyama
  • Publication number: 20110239629
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a flue gas purifying device that can suppress leakage of ammonia and can efficiently decrease nitrogen oxides in flue gas. The object is achieved by a flue gas purifying device including: an exhaust pipe; a urea-water injecting unit that injects urea water into the exhaust pipe; a catalytic unit that includes a urea SCR catalyst that promotes a reaction between ammonia and nitrogen oxides and a support mechanism that supports the urea SCR catalyst in the exhaust pipe, and is arranged on a downstream side to a position where urea water is injected; a concentration measuring unit arranged on a downstream side to the catalytic unit in a flow direction of flue gas to measure an ammonia concentration in flue gas having passed through the urea SCR catalyst; and a control unit that controls injection of urea water by the urea-water injecting unit based on an ammonia concentration measured by the concentration measuring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masazumi Tanoura, Kenji Muta, Minoru Danno, Masatoshi Katsuki, Yuuko Ujihara, Daishi Ueno, Takashi Fujinaga, Eiji Kato, Shinichiro Asami, Tadashi Aoki
  • Patent number: RE47726
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a nip forming member and a transfer bias output device that outputs a transfer bias to form a transfer electric field in a transfer nip between the nip forming member and an intermediate transfer member. Upon transfer of a composite toner image including a particular toner image onto a recording medium in the transfer nip, the transfer bias output device outputs the transfer bias including a first superimposed bias in which a direct current (DC) component is superimposed on an alternating current (AC) component. Upon transfer of the composite toner image without the particular toner image onto the recording medium in the transfer nip, the transfer bias output device outputs one of the transfer bias including a second superimposed bias having a peak-to-peak value of the AC component smaller than that of the first superimposed bias and the transfer bias including only the DC component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Aoki, Haruo Iimura, Yasuhiko Ogino, Tadashi Kasai, Naomi Sugimoto, Shinya Tanaka, Keigo Nakamura