Takashi Ikeda 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).
Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle wiper control device which includes: wiper blades that can be disposed on a surface to be wiped and that perform a reciprocating wiping motion between a lower reversal position and an upper reversal position which are set on the surface to be wiped; an electric motor that reciprocates the wiper blades on the surface to be wiped; a drive portion that drives the electric motor; and a load calculation portion that calculates a load on the electric motor while the wiper blades wipe from the upper reversal position to the lower reversal position. If the calculated load value exceeds a predetermined threshold, the drive portion performs wiper stop processing for stopping the wiper blades at the lower reversal position or at a storage position which is set below the lower reversal position.
July 2, 2019
Date of Patent:
August 16, 2022
Tetsuyoshi Tanaami, Hiroki Hoshino, Takeshi Ikeda, Takashi Tai
Abstract: A management device 21 comprising a main control part 23 that, during charging of a plurality of power storage elements 41 connected in series, outputs a first pull-down signal to a converter 11 so as to lower a charging voltage when the cell voltage of any of the power storage elements 41 is equal to or greater than a first threshold value.
Abstract: The variable magnification optical system consists of, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group that has a positive refractive power, a plurality of lens groups, and a final lens group that has a positive refractive power. During changing magnification, a spacing between the first lens group and the lens group closest to the object side among the plurality of lens groups changes, all spacings between adjacent lens groups in the plurality of lens groups change, and a spacing between the lens group closest to the image side and the final lens group among the plurality of lens groups changes.
Abstract: A display device with a narrower frame can be provided. In the display device, a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer are provided to be stacked. The first layer includes a gate driver circuit and a data driver circuit, the second layer includes a demultiplexer circuit, and the third layer includes a display portion. In the display portion, pixels are arranged in a matrix, an input terminal of the demultiplexer circuit is electrically connected to the data driver circuit, and an output terminal of the demultiplexer circuit is electrically connected to some of the pixels. The gate driver circuit and the data driver circuit are provided to include a region overlapping some of the pixels. The gate driver circuit and the data driver circuit have a region where they are not strictly separated from each other and overlap each other. Five or more gate driver circuits and five or more data driver circuits can be provided.
Abstract: An adhered substance detection apparatus of an embodiment includes a calculator and a determiner. The calculator calculates an edge feature for each cell based on edge vectors of pixels within the cell in a captured image, and further calculates a region feature for each unit region based on the calculated edge features of the cells within the unit region. The determiner determines an adherence state of an adhered substance on a lens of a camera based on the region feature. The calculator calculates, as the region feature, number of the cells having an edge strength of zero. When the number of the cells having the zero edge strength is equal to or greater than a predetermined number in a predetermined attention area in the captured image, the determiner determines not to perform a determination for detecting whether the lens of the camera is entirely covered by the adhered substance.
Abstract: An axial flow fan includes a hub driven to rotate and configured to serve as a rotation axis of the axial flow fan and a blade connected to the hub. The blade has a leading edge and a trailing edge. The trailing edge has an indentation indenting toward the leading edge. The indentation narrows from the trailing edge to the leading edge, and has an apex being a point closest to the leading edge from among the points constituting the indentation. The blade has, at the indentation, a maximum thickness portion at which a thickness of the blade is maximum, and which is positioned radially inside of the apex.
Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes a braking controller individually controlling braking forces of braking devices for left and right front and rear wheels, a side collision detector detecting a side collision against a vehicle, and a yaw behavior detector detecting yaw behavior of a vehicle body. If the yaw behavior detected after the side collision is such that a rear of the vehicle body shifts away from a collision side relative to a front thereof, the braking controller executes yaw amplification control to cause the braking device for the collision-side front wheel to generate a braking force larger than the remaining wheels. If the detected yaw behavior is such that the front shifts away from the collision side relative to the rear, the braking controller executes the yaw amplification control to cause the braking device for the collision-side rear wheel to generate a braking force larger than the remaining wheels.
Abstract: A tire for which a mounting direction to a vehicle is specified, has a tread portion axially divided into five land portions each provided with sipes. The five land portions are a first shoulder land portion, a first middle land portion, a crown land portion, a second middle land portion, and a second shoulder land portion having ground contacting surface widths W1s, W1m, Wc, W2m and W2s, respectively, which satisfy the following condition: W1s>W1m>Wc>W2m=>W2s under a 50% load state of the tire.
Abstract: A vehicle controller includes a collision detector, a braking controller, a motional state detector, and a minor collision determiner. The collision detector is configured to detect a collision between a vehicle and another object. The braking controller is configured to cause a braking device of the vehicle to generate a braking force in accordance with the detecting of the collision by the collision detector. The motional state detector is configured to detect a motional state of the vehicle. The minor collision determiner is configured to determine, based on an output from the motional state detector, that a minor collision occurs that is a collision not detected by the collision detector. The braking controller is configured to cause the braking device to generate the braking force if the collision detector does not detect the collision and the minor collision determiner determines that the minor collision occurs.
Abstract: A sensor insertion device comprises a main body, needle slider, disposal slider, spring, puncture knob, and opening mechanism (window member and handle). The needle slider grips a needle and a sensor on a first end side, and is slidable inside the main body. The disposal slider is slidable inside the main body. The puncture knob has an insertion hole into which the rear end portion of the needle slider can be inserted. The opening mechanism puts the insertion hole into a closed state when the needle slider is being slid in the sensor insertion direction, and, puts the insertion hole in an open state in which the second end side of the needle slider has been inserted into the insertion hole by opening up the contact portion between the puncture knob and the second end side of the needle slider when the puncture operation is complete.
Abstract: A disclosed loop heat pipe includes an evaporator configured to absorb heat from outside by a wall to evaporate a working fluid from a liquid phase to a gas phase; a condenser configured to condense a gas phase working fluid introduced from the evaporator into a liquid phase; an elastic wick configured to contact an inner wall of the evaporator by an elastic force from the elastic wick; and a wick deformation member configured to deform the elastic wick increase a contact pressure of the elastic wick against the inner wall of the evaporator.
Abstract: A centrifugal blower having high efficiency and reduced noise is provided. A centrifugal blower to be accommodated in a housing having an air inlet includes a spiral casing having a bell mouth and a centrifugal fan housed in the casing. The bell mouth includes a first region and a second region. The first region is disposed closest to the air inlet. A distance from a rotational axis of the centrifugal fan to a downstream end in the first region is greater than a distance from the rotational axis to the downstream end in the second region. A curvature of a surface of the first region in a cross section including the rotational axis is smaller than a curvature of a surface of the second region in a cross section including the rotational axis.
Abstract: A substrate liquid treatment apparatus includes an inner tank configured to store a treatment liquid and having an upper opening, an outer tank disposed outside the inner tank, and a lid movable between a close position for closing the upper opening of the inner tank and an open position for opening the upper opening of the inner tank. The lid includes a main portion that covers the upper opening of the inner tank when the lid is positioned at the close position, and a splash shielding portion connected to the main portion. When the lid is positioned at the close position, the splash shielding portion extends from a position higher than an upper end of a side wall of the inner tank adjacent to the splash shielding portion to a position which is lower than the upper end of the side wall and which is on the outer tank side of the side wall.
January 30, 2018
Date of Patent:
April 19, 2022
Tokyo Electron Limited
Koji Tanaka, Toshiyuki Shiokawa, Koji Yamashita, Hiroyuki Masutomi, Hitoshi Kosugi, Takao Inada, Takashi Ikeda, Tsukasa Hirayama
Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes an incoming end having a concave shape; an outgoing end having a convex shape; and a plurality of cells each having a polygonal cross section and serving as a channel for a fluid, the channel extending from the incoming end to the outgoing end. The plurality of cells are separated from each other by separator walls. At least one of the plurality of cells has an area of a channel cross section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction, the area increasing from the incoming end toward the outgoing end.
Abstract: An indoor unit according to the present invention includes: an air-sending portion, which includes a casing having a rectangular air outlet and accommodating an impeller including a plurality of blades; a heat exchanger, which is configured to exchange heat with gas sent from the air-sending portion; and a guide portion, which includes an upper guide defining a passage for the gas and being arranged between an upper edge portion of the air outlet and an upper end portion of the heat exchanger and a lower guide defining a passage for the gas and being arranged between a lower edge portion of the air outlet and a lower end portion of the heat exchanger, and is open at side regions of the guide portion.
Abstract: An electric blower includes: an electric motor portion including a rotation shaft; a centrifugal impeller; and a heat dissipating portion connecting the centrifugal impeller and the rotation shaft. A boss portion of the centrifugal impeller is provided with a first hole extending in an extending direction of the rotation shaft. The heat dissipating portion includes a first portion connected to an inner circumferential surface of the first hole, and a second portion connected to the first portion in the extending direction and located outside the first hole. A length of the heat dissipating portion in the extending direction is longer than a length of the first hole in the extending direction.
October 7, 2016
Date of Patent:
February 1, 2022
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Home Appliance Co., Ltd.
Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus includes a casing having an air inlet through which air enters the casing, an air-sending device disposed in the casing and configured to create a flow of air passing through the air inlet, a heat exchanger disposed between the casing and the air-sending device and exposed through the air inlet and including a plurality of fins spaced apart from each other, and a partition disposed in the casing and dividing a space in the casing into an air-sending device chamber containing the heat exchanger and the air-sending device and a machine chamber containing a compressor. The plurality of fins include an end fin group located at an end remote from the partition. The casing includes a wall having at least one vent that faces the end fin group and that is located along a side edge part defining an edge of the air inlet.
Abstract: A propeller fan according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a shaft provided a rotation axis of the propeller fan, and a blade provided on an outer peripheral side of the shaft. The blade has a trailing edge on a rear side of the blade in a rotation direction of the propeller fan. The trailing edge includes a first trailing edge located on an innermost side of the trailing edge, and a second trailing edge adjacent to and outward of the first trailing edge. Where an innermost point of the first trailing edge is a first connection point, a connection point between the first trailing edge and the second trailing edge is a second connection point, and a straight line that extends through the rotation axis and the first connection point is a reference line, the second connection point is located forward of the reference line in the rotation direction, or located on the reference line, and the second trailing edge is located rearward of the second connection point in the rotation direction.
Abstract: A propeller fan includes a cylindrical shaft portion provided on a rotation axis of the propeller fan; a plurality of blades provided on an outer peripheral side of the shaft portion; a connection portion provided adjacent to the shaft portion and connecting two of the plurality of blades that are adjacent to each other in a circumferential direction of the propeller fan; a first rib provided on at least one of a pressure surface of each of the plurality of blades and a surface of part of the connection portion that is located on a downstream side in the flow of air, and a second rib provided on at least one of a negative-pressure surface of each of the plurality of blades and a surface of part of the connection portion that is located on an upstream side in the flow of air.
Abstract: This piezoelectric element includes a lower electrode formed on a substrate, a piezoelectric layer formed on the lower electrode, and an upper electrode formed on the piezoelectric layer. The upper electrode includes a first upper electrode layer made of a metal oxide including an amorphous portion at least at a boundary with the piezoelectric layer and a second upper electrode layer formed on the first upper electrode layer.
August 31, 2016
Date of Patent:
November 30, 2021
Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd.
Yusuke Tabuchi, Gen Matsuoka, Takashi Ikeda