Patents by Inventor Taisuke Hayashi

Taisuke Hayashi 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: 20190263121
    Abstract: A liquid jetting apparatus jetting a liquid onto a recording medium conveyed in a first direction includes head units arranged in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. One head unit includes nozzle chips; one nozzle chip has a nozzle arrangement area wherein nozzles are aligned in a third direction crossing the first and second directions. The nozzle chip is arranged to be shifted relative to another nozzle chip in a direction crossing the first and second directions and different from the third direction. The head unit has a first overlapping portion wherein nozzle arrangement areas of first and second nozzle chips included in the nozzle chips partially overlap with each other in the first direction. The liquid jetting apparatus has a second overlapping portion wherein nozzle arrangement areas of third and fourth nozzle chips included in the head units partially overlap with each other in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Taisuke MIZUNO, Hideki HAYASHI, Keita SUGIURA
  • Patent number: 10357966
    Abstract: A liquid jetting head includes a flow channel substrate formed with pressure chambers, an actuator covering the pressure chambers, and a temperature sensor. A dummy pressure chamber is formed in a surface, of the flow channel substrate, in which the pressure chambers are open. The actuator includes: a vibration plate which covers the pressure chambers and the dummy pressure chamber and which has a first surface facing the pressure chambers and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a piezoelectric body arranged on the second surface of the vibration plate to face the pressure chambers. The temperature sensor is arranged on the second surface of the vibration plate at a position facing the dummy pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Ito, Keita Hirai, Taisuke Mizuno, Hideki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10336075
    Abstract: A liquid jetting apparatus jetting a liquid onto a recording medium conveyed in a first direction includes head units arranged in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. One head unit includes nozzle chips; one nozzle chip has a nozzle arrangement area wherein nozzles are aligned in a third direction crossing the first and second directions. The nozzle chip is arranged to be shifted relative to another nozzle chip in a direction crossing the first and second directions and different from the third direction. The head unit has a first overlapping portion wherein nozzle arrangement areas of first and second nozzle chips included in the nozzle chips partially overlap with each other in the first direction. The liquid jetting apparatus has a second overlapping portion wherein nozzle arrangement areas of third and fourth nozzle chips included in the head units partially overlap with each other in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taisuke Mizuno, Hideki Hayashi, Keita Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20190134983
    Abstract: An actuator device includes an actuator substrate having actuators, individual conductors electrically connected with the actuators respectively, and dummy conductors; and a bonding member bonded to a surface of the actuator substrate provided with the individual conductors and the dummy conductors. The individual conductors are aligned in an alignment direction to form a first row and a second row arranged in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the alignment direction. In a first end portion of the actuator substrate on one side in the alignment direction, first individual conductors are aligned in the alignment direction without intervening second individual conductors therebetween. In a second end portion of the actuator substrate on the other side in the alignment direction, the second individual conductors are aligned in the alignment direction without intervening the first individual conductors therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taisuke MIZUNO, Hideki HAYASHI, Keita HIRAI, Yuichi ITO
  • Patent number: 8914193
    Abstract: The magnitude of a linear damping coefficient Cs is set so as to decrease the greater a maximum amplitude value ? of an intermediate frequency sprung acceleration is. In the case where a damping force control apparatus carries out control for dampening vibrations of a sprung member using a nonlinear H-infinity control theory, the linear damping coefficient Cs is set to a high value when the maximum amplitude value ? of the intermediate frequency sprung acceleration inputted to a suspension apparatus is low. Accordingly, a requested damping force Freq also increases, which makes it possible to quickly dampen vibrations in the sprung member. Meanwhile, in the case where the maximum amplitude value ? of the intermediate frequency sprung acceleration is high, the linear damping coefficient Cs is set to a low value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Motohiko Honma, Koutaro Okimura, Taisuke Hayashi, Takahito Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8843274
    Abstract: A suspension apparatus 1 includes an electric shock absorber 30 having a motor 40 and a ball screw mechanism 35, an electric circuit 101, an inverting amplification circuit 120, and an inertia compensation capacitor Cp. The electric circuit 101 electrically connects the two electricity supply terminals of the motor 40. The inverting amplification circuit 120 is connected to the electric circuit 101. The inertia compensation capacitor Cp is connected to the output terminal O of the inverting amplification circuit 120. As a result of approaching or separating motion between sprung and unsprung members, not only a generated current but also an inertia corresponding current Im which represents an inertial force of a rotation body, such as the ball screw shaft 36 and the rotor of the motor 40, flows through the motor 40 and the electric circuit 101. A current Ip which is antiphase to the inertia corresponding current Im flows through the inertia compensation capacitor Cp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Taisuke Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20130060422
    Abstract: A suspension apparatus 1 includes an electric shock absorber 30 having a motor 40 and a ball screw mechanism 35, an electric circuit 101, an inverting amplification circuit 120, and an inertia compensation capacitor Cp. The electric circuit 101 electrically connects the two electricity supply terminals of the motor 40. The inverting amplification circuit 120 is connected to the electric circuit 101. The inertia compensation capacitor Cp is connected to the output terminal O of the inverting amplification circuit 120. As a result of approaching or separating motion between sprung and unsprung members, not only a generated current but also an inertia corresponding current Im which represents an inertial force of a rotation body, such as the ball screw shaft 36 and the rotor of the motor 40, flows through the motor 40 and the electric circuit 101. A current Ip which is antiphase to the inertia corresponding current Im flows through the inertia compensation capacitor Cp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Taisuke Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8321087
    Abstract: A control mode for a damping force characteristic is set to be a variable control when a product of the sum xb? of sprung member speeds and a sprung-member-unsprung-member-relative-speed xs? is positive. Accordingly, when the vibration in a middle/high frequency range is not being input to a suspension apparatus, an operation of a variable throttle mechanism is controlled so that a step number representing the damping force characteristic of a damper varies with a vibration state of a sprung member HA based on a Nonlinear H? control theory. When the product of xb? and xs? is negative, the control mode is set to be an operation prohibiting control. When the vibration in the middle/high frequency range is input to the suspension apparatus, operation of the variable throttle mechanism is prohibited, and suppresses an increase in the operation frequency or in the operation amount of the variable throttle mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taisuke Hayashi, Yuichi Mizuta, Yanqing Liu
  • Publication number: 20120046829
    Abstract: The magnitude of a linear damping coefficient Cs is set so as to decrease the greater a maximum amplitude value ? of an intermediate frequency sprung acceleration is. In the case where a damping force control apparatus carries out control for dampening vibrations of a sprung member using a nonlinear H-infinity control theory, the linear damping coefficient Cs is set to a high value when the maximum amplitude value ? of the intermediate frequency sprung acceleration inputted to a suspension apparatus is low. Accordingly, a requested damping force Freq also increases, which makes it possible to quickly dampen vibrations in the sprung member. Meanwhile, in the case where the maximum amplitude value ? of the intermediate frequency sprung acceleration is high, the linear damping coefficient Cs is set to a low value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ogawa, Motohiko Honma, Koutaro Okimura, Taisuke Hayashi, Takahito Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20120010780
    Abstract: A control mode for a damping force characteristic is set to be a variable control when a product of the sum xb? of sprung member speeds and a sprung-member-unsprung-member-relative-speed xs? is positive. Accordingly, when the vibration in a middle/high frequency range is not being input to a suspension apparatus, an operation of a variable throttle mechanism is controlled so that a step number representing the damping force characteristic of a damper varies with a vibration state of a sprung member HA based on a Nonlinear H? control theory. When the product of xb? and xs? is negative, the control mode is set to be an operation prohibiting control. When the vibration in the middle/high frequency range is input to the suspension apparatus, operation of the variable throttle mechanism is prohibited, and suppresses an increase in the operation frequency or in the operation amount of the variable throttle mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taisuke Hayashi, Yuichi Mizuta, Yanqing Liu
  • Publication number: 20100191420
    Abstract: A damping force control apparatus for a vehicle computes an actual roll angle ? and an actual pitch angle ? in step S11, and computes a difference ?? between a target pitch angle ?a and the actual pitch angle ? in step S12. In step 13, the apparatus computes a total demanded damping force F which must be cooperatively generated by shock absorbers so as to decrease the computed ?? to zero. In step S14, the apparatus distributes the total demanded damping force F in proportion to the magnitude of a lateral acceleration G such that a demanded damping force Fi on the turn-locus inner side becomes greater than a demanded damping force Fo on the turn-locus outer side. In step S15, the apparatus controls the damping force of each of the shock absorbers to the damping force Fi or the damping force Fo. Thus, throughout a turn, a posture changing behavior in which the turn-locus inner side serves as a fulcrum can be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Motohiko Honma, Yuichi Mizuta, Taisuke Hayashi, Wataru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20080046148
    Abstract: Based on respective output signals (S4, S5, S7, S8) satellite sensors (4, 5) provided in an impact zone of a front section of a vehicle (1); an X-direction sensor (7) that detects an impact acceleration of the vehicle in a traveling direction thereof; a Y-direction sensor (8) that detects an impact acceleration in a direction that is orthogonal to the traveling direction, a control unit (6) that controls the operation of an air bag device (2) includes: a selection output portion that fetches, from among output signals (S40, S50) from the satellite sensors (4, 5) and an output signal (S80) from the Y-direction sensor (8), the output signal with the higher value; and a determination portion (9) that performs a collision determination of the vehicle (1) in response to the output signal (S7) from the X-direction sensor (7). A level of a threshold value used for the collision determination performed by the determination portion (9) is set based on the output signal selected by the selection output portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: BOSCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taisuke Hayashi, Ivor Saynisch, Koichi Miyaguchi, Eiichiro Matsui