Patents by Inventor Takashi Uno

Takashi Uno 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: 20240196486
    Abstract: A high-frequency heating device according to the present disclosure includes a heating chamber, first electrode, second electrode, high-frequency power supply, and controller. The first electrode is an electrode disposed inside the heating chamber. The second electrode is an electrode disposed inside the heating chamber and faces the first electrode. The high-frequency power supply generates high-frequency electric power. The controller controls the high-frequency power supply. The controller controls heating of a heating target placed between the first and second electrodes by causing the high-frequency power supply to apply the high-frequency electric power between the first and second electrodes. The controller causes the high-frequency power supply to selectively perform the heating in a normal mode for heating the whole of the object and the heating in a protection mode for heating the object with prevention of local overheating of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: CHIKAKO HOSOKAWA, DAISUKE HOSOKAWA, MIKIO FUKUI, TAKASHI UNO, SHINJI TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20240180035
    Abstract: A thermoelectric power generation system includes a shell-and-tube heat exchanger configured such that a tube including double tubes of an inner tube and an outer tube is inserted into a shell, and a thermoelectric power generation module inserted into between the inner tube and the outer tube. The thermoelectric power generation module generates thermoelectric power using a temperature difference between a first medium flowing in the inner tube, such as coolant, and a second medium flowing outside the outer tube in the shell, such as excess water vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicants: E-ThermoGentek Co., Ltd., KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI THERMAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi UNO, Nao MAJIMA, Michio OKAJIMA, Keiichi OHATA, Shutaro NAMBU, Makoto GODA, Minoru NAKAYASU, Yoma KANEDA, Masamichi SAKAGUCHI, Takahide YANAGIDA, Yusei MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20240167823
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle includes a camera and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to estimate a self-location using an image data set obtained from the camera and a map data set that associates a positional information set with each of multiple map image data sets. The circuitry is configured to obtain a clipped image data set from the image data set, identify one of the map image data sets that corresponds to the clipped image data set by executing a matching process between the clipped image data set and the map image data sets, and estimate the self-location from the identified map image data set and the clipped image data set. Each positional information set is associated with a coordinate point representing an optical axis position of the camera in a coordinate system representing a pixel position of the corresponding map image data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Takashi UNO
  • Publication number: 20240147857
    Abstract: A thermoelectric power generation system 20 includes a heat exchanger 1 having double tubes which are an inner tube 1a and an outer tube 1b, and a thermoelectric power generation module 2 mounted between the inner tube and the outer tube. The thermoelectric power generation module generates thermoelectric power using a temperature difference between a medium inside the inner tube and a medium outside the outer tube, and a highly thermal conductive elastic sheet 3a, 3b is mounted between the thermoelectric power generation module and the inner tube and/or the outer tube in close contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicants: E-ThermoGentek Co., Ltd., KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI THERMAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi UNO, Nao MAJIMA, Michio OKAJIMA, Keiichi OHATA, Shutaro NAMBU, Makoto GODA, Minoru NAKAYASU, Yoma KANEDA, Masamichi SAKAGUCHI, Takahide YANAGIDA, Yusei MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20240121868
    Abstract: A microwave processing device of the present disclosure is provided with a heating chamber, a microwave generating unit, an amplifying unit, a power supply unit, a detecting unit, a control unit, and a storage unit. The microwave generating unit generates microwave having an optional frequency in a predetermined frequency band. The amplifying unit amplifies an output level of the microwave. The power supply unit radiates the microwave amplified by the amplifying unit into the heating chamber as incident electric power. The detecting unit detects reflected electric power, which returns to the power supply unit from the heating chamber, from among the incident electric power. The control unit controls the microwave generating unit and the amplifying unit. The storage unit stores a value of the reflected electric power, together with a frequency of the microwave and an elapsed time from the start of heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: DAISUKE HOSOKAWA, YOSHIHARU OOMORI, HIDEKI NAKAMURA, KAZUKI MAEDA, TAKASHI UNO
  • Patent number: 11937360
    Abstract: A high frequency heating apparatus (1A) includes the following components: a first electrode (11) that is flat; a plurality of flat second electrodes (12) that are flat; a high-frequency power supply (20); a matching unit (30); a controller (40); and an electric field regulator (50). The second electrodes (12) are placed opposite to the first electrode (11). The high-frequency power supply (20) applies a high-frequency voltage to the first electrode (11). The matching unit (30) is placed between the first electrode (11) and the high-frequency power supply (20), and is impedance-matched with the high-frequency power supply (20). The controller (40) controls the high-frequency power supply (20). The electric field regulator (50) individually adjusts the electric field strengths in a plurality of regions located between first electrode (11) and the second electrodes (12). This aspect can reduce uneven heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Uno, Daisuke Hosokawa, Fumitaka Ogasawara, Mikio Fukui, Koji Yoshino, Yoshiharu Oomori
  • Publication number: 20240073829
    Abstract: An RF energy radiation device of this disclosure comprises: an oscillator; a power amplifier; a radiation element; a detector; and a controller. The oscillator generates an RF signal. The power amplifier amplifies the RF signal to output RF power. The radiation element radiates the RF power. The detector detects progressive wave power. The controller performs an RF power output control using a closed-loop control for setting an output set value of the RF power by a closed-loop and an open-loop control for setting the output set value of the RF power by an open-loop. In a burst operation alternately switching between a period of outputting the RF power and a period of stopping the RF power, the controller changes the RF power output control from the closed-loop control to the open-loop control when a specified condition for change is satisfied during the period of stopping the RF power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: SHINJI TAKANO, TAKASHI UNO, MIKIO FUKUI, CHIKAKO HOSOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20230389143
    Abstract: In a microwave treatment device according to the present disclosure, a controller selects a plurality of frequencies in a predetermined frequency band and causes a microwave generator to generate microwaves of a selected frequency. The controller causes the amplifier to change the output power level of the microwaves and to thereby supply the microwaves of one of a plurality of output power levels to the heating chamber. The controller measures a reflected wave frequency characteristic based on a radiated power and a reflected power. The controller calculates a linear component and a non-linear component of a power loss consumed by the heating chamber based on the reflected wave frequency characteristic. The controller estimates an amount of absorption power absorbed by a heating target based on the power loss obtained by combining the linear component and the non-linear component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: YOSHIHARU OOMORI, DAISUKE HOSOKAWA, TAKASHI UNO
  • Publication number: 20230352328
    Abstract: A substrate processing method according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a step of holding a substrate by a substrate holding unit (31) which is rotatable, a step of arranging a top plate portion (41) above the substrate, a step of supplying a processing liquid to the substrate, and a step of supplying a rinsing liquid (Lr) between the substrate and the top plate portion (41) to wash the substrate and the top plate portion (41) with the rinsing liquid (Lr).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yoshinori IKEDA, Shota UMEZAKI, Shigeru MORIYAMA, Ryo YAMAMOTO, Takashi UNO
  • Patent number: 11742232
    Abstract: A substrate processing method according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a step of holding a substrate by a substrate holding unit (31) which is rotatable, a step of arranging a top plate portion (41) above the substrate, a step of supplying a processing liquid to the substrate, and a step of supplying a rinsing liquid (Lr) between the substrate and the top plate portion (41) to wash the substrate and the top plate portion (41) with the rinsing liquid (Lr).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ikeda, Shota Umezaki, Shigeru Moriyama, Ryo Yamamoto, Takashi Uno
  • Publication number: 20230199923
    Abstract: A microwave treatment device according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a heating chamber, a microwave generator, an amplifier, a feeder, a detector, a controller, and a storage. The microwave generator generates a microwave having an arbitrary frequency in a predetermined frequency band. The amplifier amplifies the microwave and outputs the amplified microwave as incident microwave power. The feeder supplies the incident microwave power to the heating chamber. The detector detects the incident microwave power and reflected microwave power that returns from the heating chamber to the feeder. The storage stores the incident microwave power and the reflected microwave power in association with the frequency of the microwave and time elapsed since the start of heating. The controller causes the microwave generator to execute a frequency sweep over the predetermined frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: DAISUKE HOSOKAWA, CHIKAKO HOSOKAWA, YOSHIHARU OOMORI, HIDEKI NAKAMURA, KAZUKI MAEDA, TAKASHI UNO
  • Patent number: 11681297
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle includes first and second road surface image obtaining devices that are located on a bottom surface of the vehicle body and obtain images of a road surface below the vehicle body, respectively. The autonomous vehicle also includes a memory unit that stores a map image of the road surface, the map image being associated with geographical location information. The autonomous vehicle further includes first and second self-location estimating units that each compare a feature extracted from the image of the road surface obtained by corresponding one of the first and second road surface image obtaining devices with a feature extracted from the map image, thereby estimating a self-location of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignees: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yuki Ueda, Takashi Uno, Daniel D'Souza, Joseph Auchter
  • Publication number: 20230052961
    Abstract: The high-frequency treatment device according to one embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a heating chamber that accommodates a heating target; an oscillator; at least one feeder; a detector; and a controller. The oscillator generates high-frequency power having an arbitrary frequency in a predetermined frequency band. At least one feeder supplies incident microwave power based on the high-frequency power to the heating chamber. The detector detects the incident microwave power and reflected microwave power returning from the heating chamber to at least one feeder. The controller causes the oscillator to execute a frequency sweep and measures a reflection characteristic based on the incident microwave power and the reflected microwave power for each heating condition including a frequency. The controller determines, based on a reflection variation range indicating a change in the reflection characteristic for each heating condition, a heating condition to be used next.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: YOSHIHARU OOMORI, DAISUKE HOSOKAWA, HIDEKI NAKAMURA, KAZUKI MAEDA, TAKASHI UNO
  • Publication number: 20230047831
    Abstract: This high-frequency treatment device includes: a heating chamber configured to accommodate a heating target; a high-frequency power generator; a feeder; a detector; a controller; and a storage. The high-frequency power generator generates high-frequency power having a frequency in a predetermined frequency band. The feeder supplies incident microwave power corresponding to the high-frequency power to the heating chamber. The detector detects at least one of the incident microwave power and reflected microwave power that is included in the incident microwave power and returns from the heating chamber to the feeder. The controller controls heating of the heating target by controlling the high-frequency power generator. The storage stores, together with time elapsed from the start of heating, information detected by the detector. The controller causes the high-frequency power generator to repeatedly generate, on a per frequency basis, the high-frequency power having a plurality of frequencies for the heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: HIDEKI NAKAMURA, DAISUKE HOSOKAWA, YOSHIHARU OOMORI, KAZUKI MAEDA, TAKASHI UNO
  • Publication number: 20220353960
    Abstract: A microwave treatment device comprises: a heating chamber that accommodates a heating target, a microwave generator that generates a microwave; a feeding unit that supplies the microwave to the heating chamber; a reflected microwave power detector that detects a reflected microwave power returned to the microwave generator; a controller that controls the microwave generator; and a storage unit. The storage unit stores a level of the reflected microwave power detected by the reflected microwave power detector together with a frequency of the microwave supplied to the heating chamber and an elapsed time after a start of heating the heating target. The controller causes the microwave generator to execute a frequency sweep over a specified frequency band and determines that the heating target is in a boiling state based on a temporal change in a value that is obtained based on the reflected microwave power at each frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: DAISUKE HOSOKAWA, KAZUKI MAEDA, YOSHIHARU OOMORI, KOJI YOSHINO, TAKASHI UNO, FUMITAKA OGASAWARA
  • Patent number: 11440583
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive device for an industrial vehicle includes a variable displacement pump, a displacement control valve, a power steering cylinder, a power steering valve, a loading cylinder, a loading valve, a hydraulic oil passage, and a pilot line. The displacement control valve controls the variable displacement pump to increase displacement of the variable displacement pump when differential pressure between discharge pressure of hydraulic oil discharged from the variable displacement pump and pilot pressure generated in the pilot line is smaller than a predetermined set pressure. A spool of the loading valve is provided with a groove portion that forms a communication passage that makes communication between the hydraulic oil passage and the pilot line at a neutral position of the loading valve when the power steering valve is located in a neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takashi Uno, Naoya Yokomachi, Yuki Ueda, Tsutomu Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20220283588
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle includes first and second road surface image obtaining devices that are located on a bottom surface of the vehicle body and obtain images of a road surface below the vehicle body, respectively. The autonomous vehicle also includes a memory unit that stores a map image of the road surface, the map image being associated with geographical location information. The autonomous vehicle further includes first and second self-location estimating units that each compare a feature extracted from the image of the road surface obtained by corresponding one of the first and second road surface image obtaining devices with a feature extracted from the map image, thereby estimating a self-location of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yuki UEDA, Takashi UNO, Daniel D'SOUZA, Joseph AUCHTER
  • Publication number: 20220238778
    Abstract: A tubular heat exchanger with a thermoelectric power generation function includes an inner tube 4 in which coolant flows, a thermoelectric power generation module 5 attached to an outer peripheral surface of the inner tube 4, an outer tube 3 attached to an outer peripheral surface of the thermoelectric power generation module 5, and heat collection fins 6 provided on an outer peripheral surface of the outer tube 3. The thermoelectric power generation module 5 generates thermoelectric power using the outer peripheral surface of the inner tube 4 as a low temperature source and an inner peripheral surface of the outer tube 3 as a high temperature source. The inner peripheral surface of the outer tube 3 closely contacts the outer peripheral surface of the thermoelectric power generation module 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Michio OKAJIMA, Nao MAJIMA, Takashi UNO, Keiichi OHATA, Shutaro NAMBU, Makoto GODA, Minoru NAKAYASU, Yoma KANEDA, Masamichi SAKAGUCHI, Takahide YANAGIDA, Yusei MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20220210877
    Abstract: A microwave treatment device comprises: a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated; a microwave generator that generates a microwave in a specified frequency band; an amplifier that amplifies the microwave; a feeding unit that supplies the amplified microwave to the heating chamber; a detector that detects a reflected microwave power; and a controller. The controller selects one of plural frequencies in the specified frequency band and causes the microwave generator to generate the microwave with the selected frequency. The controller causes the amplifier to change an output power of the microwave so that the microwave supplied to the heating chamber has one of plural output powers. The controller measures a reflected microwave frequency characteristic based on reflected microwave powers detected under each of a condition that the microwave has a first output power and a condition that the microwave has a second output power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: YOSHIHARU OOMORI, DAISUKE HOSOKAWA, KOJI YOSHINO, KAZUKI MAEDA, TAKASHI UNO, MASAYOSHI HIRAMOTO, FUMITAKA OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20220201813
    Abstract: A microwave treatment device of the present disclosure includes heating chamber (1) for accommodating object (2) to be heated, microwave generator (3), heater (7), power feeder (4), detector (5), and controller (6). Microwave generator (3) generates microwaves. Heater (7) includes a heat source other than the microwaves and heats an inside of heating chamber (1). Power feeder (4) supplies the heating chamber with the microwaves. Detector (5) detects reflected power from power feeder (4). Controller (6) controls heater (7) and microwave generator (3). When heater (7) carries out heating, Controller (6) causes microwave generator (3) to generate the microwaves in heating by heater (7). The microwaves have output power such that the reflected power at a level detectable by detector (5) returns. By present disclosure, by understanding progress of cooking, a heating target can be appropriately cooked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: KAZUKI MAEDA, DAISUKE HOSOKAWA, YOSHIHARU OOMORI, KOJI YOSHINO, FUMITAKA OGASAWARA, TAKASHI UNO