Takeshi Sato 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: According to one embodiment, a transport service method comprises organizing a vehicle group of a plurality of self-driving vehicles in which a parameter value inherent to vehicles falls within a predetermined range, and controlling cooperative travel of the self-driving vehicles in the vehicle group to perform transport service of baggage, persons, animals, and the like.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an imprint method is provided. In the imprint method, a template including a mechanoluminescent material is brought into contact with a resist on a substrate. The posture of the template is adjusted on the basis of the intensity of mechanoluminescence from the template. Light is emitted to the resist to harden the resist. The template is separated from the resist.
Abstract: An OLED display panel is provided which can control the problem of shedding even in high definition panels. Metal wiring 5 which conducts with an earth line of a flexible pr me substrate 15 is provided on a substrate 1. A display area 2 comprised from a plurality of OLED elements is provided at the center of the substrate 1 and four low resistance metal films 3 are provided along each of four edges of the display area 2 on a surface of insulation films 8, 10 at the periphery of the display area 2. Among these, one low resistance metal film 3 conducts with the metal wiring 5 via a 3a.
June 2, 2020
September 17, 2020
Kouhei TAKAHASHI, Hirotsugu SAKAMOTO, Takeshi OOKAWARA, Toshihiro SATO
Abstract: An information processing apparatus, for a vehicle, includes a skill level acquiring unit, a vehicle position information acquiring unit, and a map acquiring generating unit. The skill level acquiring unit is configured to acquire driving skill levels of respective drivers of a plurality of vehicles. The vehicle position information acquiring unit is configured to acquire pieces of position information of the vehicles. The map acquiring generating unit is configured to acquire map information on the basis of the driving skill levels acquired by the skill level acquiring unit and the pieces of position information acquired by the vehicle position information acquiring unit. The map information indicates presence of the vehicles on a road map in accordance with the respective driving skill levels of the drivers of the vehicles.
Abstract: An information providing apparatus, for a vehicle, includes a skill level determining unit, a driving load determining unit, and an information provision controller. The skill level determining unit is configured to determine a driving skill level of a driver of the vehicle when the vehicle is traveling. The driving load determining unit is configured to determine a driving load on the driver. The information provision controller is configured to control provision of information to the driver on the basis of the driving skill level and the driving load.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires output data from a trained model by entering examination data acquired at an examination, the examination data corresponding to first data, the output data corresponding to second data, into the trained model configured to, based on the first data acquired through transmission of an ultrasound wave for a first number of times, output the second data acquired through transmission of an ultrasound wave for a second number of times that is greater than the first number of times.
Abstract: A method for designing an additively-manufactured object includes: a slicing step of slicing a shape of the additively-manufactured object into weld bead layers each having a height corresponding to one bead layer using data of the shape of the additively-manufactured object, thereby generating a plurality of virtual bead layers; a reference direction setting step of setting, as a reference direction, a direction in which the sliced layer of the additively-manufactured object is continuously provided and extended in an intermediate layer disposed at a deposition-direction center of the plurality of virtual bead layers; and a bead adjusting step of adjusting a bead size of the weld bead to be formed in the plurality of virtual bead layers depending on a bead shape in a section perpendicular to the reference direction.
Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle includes a skill level acquiring unit and an inter-vehicle distance controller. The skill level acquiring unit is configured to acquire a driving skill level of a driver of a first vehicle other than a second vehicle. The second vehicle is an own vehicle. The inter-vehicle distance controller is configured to control an inter-vehicle distance from the first vehicle to the second vehicle on the basis of the driving skill level acquired by the skill level acquiring unit.
January 7, 2020
September 10, 2020
Akiko SUGIYAMA, Takeshi TORII, Ryuichi SUMIKAWA, Noeru SATO
Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
Abstract: According to the embodiment, a toilet seat including: a bottom plate; a top plate including a sidewall part and a seating part; and a bonding member bonding the bottom plate and the sidewall part and having an exposed surface, the sidewall part including a sidewall base, a first hanging part extending downward from a lower end of the sidewall base, and a second hanging part provided to be separated from the first hanging part at the lower end of the sidewall base to provide a recess recessed upward between the first and second hanging parts, the second hanging part being disposed at a position not overlapping the bottom plate in a vertical direction, the bonding member being provided in the recess, the exposed surface being disposed between the second hanging part and the bottom plate, a width of the second hanging part decreasing downward from the sidewall base.
Abstract: An additively manufactured object formed by depositing weld bead layers, each of the weld bead layers being obtained by melting and solidifying a filler metal made of a mild steel, the additively manufactured object includes a plurality of the weld bead layers having a ferrite phase with an average grain diameter of 11 ?m or less in a part except for a surface oxide film.
Abstract: Disclosed is a switching power supply device including: a transformer for voltage conversion; a main switching element connected in series to a primary coil; a primary side control circuit that performs on/off control of the main switching element; a synchronous rectification MOS transistor connected in series to a secondary coil; and a secondary side control circuit that performs on/off control of the MOS transistor, wherein the secondary side control circuit includes: an off-timing detection circuit that compares a drain voltage of the MOS transistor with a predetermined threshold voltage, and detects a timing to turn off the MOS transistor; and a threshold voltage setting circuit that sets the threshold voltage, and the threshold voltage setting circuit sets the threshold voltage based on a conduction period of the secondary coil or a period obtained by adding the conduction period to a conduction period of the primary coil.
February 19, 2020
September 3, 2020
MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Minoru KADO, Takumi HYUGAJI, Takeshi SATO
Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a finder; a grip portion on a side of a first direction relative to the finder; a touch operation member provided on a rear surface of the imaging apparatus on a side of the first direction relative to the finder, on a side of a second direction relative to the grip portion, the second direction being opposite to the first direction, and on a side of a third direction relative to a center of the imaging apparatus, the third direction being perpendicular to the first direction and being oriented from the center toward the finder; and a control unit configured to control the imaging apparatus so as to execute a first function in accordance with a slide operation in the first direction and to execute a second function in accordance with a slide operation in the second direction.
Abstract: A vehicular air conditioning device includes a blower, a heating heat exchanger, an auxiliary heater, and a blower controller. The heating heat exchanger heats blown air by exchanging heat between the blown air and the cooling water of the in-vehicle device emitting heat during operation. The blower controller is configured to control the operation of the blower. The blower controller is configured to increase a blowing capacity of the blower with increase of a temperature of the cooling water. The blower controller, during operation of the auxiliary heater, increases the blowing capacity after a waiting time during which the increase of the blowing capacity is prohibited has elapsed since a start-up switch of a vehicle system is turned on. The vehicular air conditioning is capable of implementing a quick warming of the in-vehicle device without impairing the heating feeling of occupant.
Abstract: A method is for manufacturing a core plate having an annular core back and teeth extending from the core back toward the center. The core plate is obtained by performing a punching step, a winding step, a straining step and an annealing step. At the straining step, compressive strain is applied to the core back or the band-shaped core back that is to be the core back after winding. At the annealing step, the core back or the band-shaped core back is annealed to be recrystallized after the applying of strain.
January 17, 2019
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August 18, 2020
DENSO CORPORATION, NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
Abstract: A method of producing a PAS, which is the method capable of providing a PAS having a high melt viscosity in high yield in a shorter polymerization time, is provided. The method including: a preparation step; a first polymerization step; and subsequently a second polymerization step for continuing to perform a polymerization reaction by adding to the reaction mixture from 0.09 to 0.2 mol of an additional alkali metal hydroxide relative to 1 mol of the sulfur source. In the first polymerization step, the polymerization reaction is performed on condition that a pH of the reaction mixture is 11 or higher until a conversion ratio of the dihalo aromatic compound being 50 mol % or greater.
Abstract: An analyzer apparatus includes: an ionization unit that ionizes molecules to analyze; a filter unit that forms a field for selectively passing ions generated by the ionization unit; a detector unit that detects ions that have passed through the filter unit; an ion drive circuitry that electrically drives the ionization unit; a field drive circuitry that electrically drives the filter unit; a control unit that controls outputs of the ion drive circuitry and the field drive circuitry; a temperature detecting unit that detects the temperature of the ion drive circuitry and the field drive circuitry; and a correction unit that corrects output settings of the ion drive circuitry and the field drive circuitry based on the temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit.
November 17, 2016
August 6, 2020
Prakash Sreedhar MURTHY, Anoop R. HEGDE, Takeshi SATO
Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to one embodiment includes correlation matrix calculating circuitry, calculating circuitry, image generating circuitry, and controlling circuitry. The correlation matrix calculating circuitry calculates a correlation matrix of a scanned region consisting of a plurality of scan lines, from a data array of pieces of reflection wave data collected from the same position by transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves in the scanned region across a plurality of frames. The calculating circuitry calculates a filter coefficient for suppressing a clutter generated by a tissue, by performing principal component analysis using the correlation matrix, and by performing a matrix operation of approximating a clutter component as a principal component and of suppressing the clutter component. The image generating circuitry generates ultrasound image data from blood flow information estimated using the filter coefficient.
Abstract: A conductive element includes wiring having a flat portion at a top portion and including metal particles. An average value of a ratio of a width of the flat portion to a width of the wiring is 20% or more. An average value of arithmetic average roughness of the top portion is 1 ?m or less.
Abstract: A ferrite composition includes a main component and a sub-component. The main component includes 10.0 to 38.0 mol % of a Fe compound in terms of Fe2O3, 3.0 to 11.0 mol % of a Cu compound in terms of CuO, 39.0 to 80.0 mol % (excluding 39.0 mol %) of a Zn compound in terms of ZnO, and a balance of a Ni compound. The sub-component includes 10.0 to 23.0 parts by weight of a Si compound in terms of SiO2, 0 to 3.0 parts by weight (including 0 parts by weight) of a Co compound in terms of Co3O4, and 0.1 to 3.0 parts by weight of a Bi compound in terms of Bi2O3 with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component.