Tetsuya 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).
Abstract: A first onboard device-mounted on a measuring vehicle—includes a LiDAR, and it receives a reflected wave which is laser emitted to and reflected by a road surface and recognizes a curve start location of a lane line on the road surface based on reflected wave intensity. The first onboard device-transmits road surface information including the recognized curve start location to a server device via a network. The server device gives information indicating the curve start location to information regarding the lane line in map information based on the road surface information. A second onboard device mounted on a vehicle acquires the information regarding the lane line from the server device and estimates a current location by comparing a curve start location of the lane line recognized by a LiDAR and the information indicating the curve start location of the lane line acquired from the server device.
Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a method for processing surrounding information which enables improvement of accuracy for estimation of a current position of a moving body. The objective is achieved by detecting light transparent region information of the surrounding information acquired by a sensor in a detection step, wherein the light transparent region information corresponds to a light transparent region. Further, in a generation step, information after removal is generated by removing the light transparent region information from the surrounding information. In this manner, a current position for a travelling vehicle can be estimated with the information after removal. The estimation accuracy can be improved by omitting the information about the light transparent region for which the acquired information may vary.
Abstract: Presently disclosed is a way to provide a measuring device capable of easily detecting measurement abnormality without increasing load in hardware. The measuring device may include: an emission means that may emit light to a measurement target region; a light measurement means that may measure light output from the measurement target region by emission with the emission means; a driving means that may move a position of at least one of the measurement target region and the emission means; and a determination means that may compare measurement values of the light measured a plurality of times by the light measurement means while changing positions of the measurement target region by the driving means and thereby determines abnormality of a measurement result.
Abstract: An ultrasonic sensor includes: an ultrasonic element provided to transmit or receive an ultrasonic wave propagating along a directional axis; and an element housing case that includes a case diaphragm having a thickness direction along the directional axis. A resonant space is defined between the case diaphragm and the ultrasonic element for the propagating wave, by housing the ultrasonic element while separating the ultrasonic element from the case diaphragm. A horn shape is defined in the element housing case in which a width of the resonant space in a direction orthogonal to the directional axis is reduced as the resonant space extends in an axial direction parallel to the directional axis.
Abstract: A spark plug has a tubular ground electrode, an insulator, and a center electrode. The insulator has an insulator protruding portion protruding to a tip end side in a plug axial direction with respect to the ground electrode. The center electrode 4 has an exposed portion exposed through a tip end of the insulator protruding portion. The exposed portion of the center electrode has a first part covering the insulator protruding portion from the tip end side in the plug axial direction, and a second part extending from the first part to a base end side in the plug axial direction and covering the entire circumference of an outer peripheral surface of the insulator protruding portion from an outer peripheral side in a plug radial direction.
Abstract: An object detection apparatus comprising: an input part configured to input video data, an extraction part configured to extract image data from the video data, and a determination part configured to determine whether or not the image data includes an object, wherein the determination part is configured to: set a plurality of regions in a learning image data such that the object appearing in the learning image data extracted from a learning video data captured in advance extends over at least the plurality of regions, assign a learning teach label to each of the regions set, and determine whether or not the image data includes the object by using a prediction model generated by utilizing the learning teach label assigned to each of the regions set.
Abstract: In a spark plug for an internal combustion engine, a cylindrical insulator is arranged radially inside a cylindrical ground electrode, and includes an insulator protruding portion protruding further toward a distal end side in an axial direction than a distal end of the ground electrode. A center electrode is held radially inside the insulator, and includes an exposed portion exposed from a distal end of the insulator protruding portion. The spark plug generates a discharge from the exposed portion to the ground electrode, in a discharge gap formed along a surface of the insulator protruding portion. At least one of the exposed portion and the insulator protruding portion includes a flow inlet that is open on an outer circumferential surface thereof, a flow outlet that is open toward the discharge gap, and a communication passage communicating between the flow inlet and the flow outlet.
Abstract: A fuel cell system for generating power by supplying a reaction gas to a fuel cell includes a wet state detection unit configured to detect a wet state of an electrolyte membrane of the fuel cell, a steady time target wet state setting unit configured to set a steady time target wet state of the electrolyte membrane during a steady operation of the fuel cell system based on an operating condition of the fuel cell system, and a transient time target wet state setting unit configured to set a transient time target wet state so that the wet state of the electrolyte membrane gradually changes from a wet state detected before a transient operation starts to the steady time target wet state during the transient operation in which the operating condition of the fuel cell system changes.
Abstract: A map information-providing system, a map information-providing method, and a map information-providing program which can provide map information while suppressing incongruity a recipient feels are provided. A navigation system (map information-providing system) includes a storage unit storing map information for navigation (first map information) and map information for autonomous driving (second map information) an updating period thereof is different from the map information for navigation with respect to at least a portion of a period of time, and a map information-providing unit which provides map information by combining the map information for navigation with the map information for autonomous driving in a case where the map information for autonomous driving had been updated based on newer information than the map information for navigation at a time of providing the map information.
Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided an electromagnetic valve used in a fuel system, in which at least a portion of a member constituting an magnetic circuit in an electromagnetic drive unit includes 0.15-0.45 mass % (inclusive) Ni, 0.65-1.0 mass % (inclusive) Al, 9.2-10.3 mass % (inclusive) Cr, and 0.90-1.6 mass % (inclusive) Mo, and the remainder comprises an alloy material comprising Fe and unavoidable impurities. The alloy material may further include 0.05-0.15 mass % (inclusive) Pb.
Abstract: An opening/closing drive device drives an upwardly and downwardly movable opening/closing member. The opening/closing drive device includes a motor, a position detection sensor configured to detect a position of the opening/closing member, and a controller. The controller is configured to drive the motor in order to upwardly move the opening/closing member when determining in a state in which the motor is not driven that the opening/closing member has moved downward to a position corresponding to a predetermined threshold or lower based on a signal from the position detection sensor.
Abstract: In a spark plug for an internal combustion engine, a discharge gap is formed between a central electrode and a ground electrode in an axial direction of the spark plug. An insulator of a cylindrical shape has an axial hole and an insulator front end part. The axial hole is formed in the insulator, into which the central electrode is arranged and supported. The insulator front end part projects further toward a front side of the insulator in the axial direction of the spark plug than a location of an opening part formed at a front end side of the axial hole. The discharge gasp is formed in an auxiliary combustion chamber. The outer peripheral side of the auxiliary combustion chamber is covered with the insulator front end part.
Abstract: An optical module includes at least one optical sub-assembly; at least one control circuit configured to control the at least one optical sub-assembly; and a housing including a first case and a second case, wherein the optical module is configured to be plugged in and unplugged from an optical transmission equipment including a heat sink provided at a joining portion with the first case, wherein, through fitting of the first case and the second case, the housing accommodates the at least one optical sub-assembly and the at least one control circuit inside the housing, and wherein a material of the first case has a thermal conductivity higher than a material of the second case.
Abstract: An ultrasonic sensor includes: an element storage case including a case-side diaphragm having a thickness direction along a directional axis; and an ultrasonic element accommodated in the element storage case and spaced apart from the case-side diaphragm. The ultrasonic element includes an element-side diaphragm having the thickness direction along the directional axis and provided by a thin part of a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate is arranged to provide a closed space between the case-side diaphragm and the element-side diaphragm. The semiconductor substrate is fixed and supported by the element-storage case.
Abstract: Disclosed is a reaction method that includes a reaction process using a pipette tip to allow substances to cause a reaction, the method including: providing a heater for heating the pipette tip in accordance with a preset temperature; attaching the pipette tip to a pipette nozzle and heating the pipette tip by a first preset temperature; when a period of heating by the first preset temperature exceeds a preset period, switching an output of the heater from the first preset temperature to a lower second preset temperature; detecting a distal end position of the pipette tip at or after the switching; and executing the reaction process while controlling the distal end position of the pipette tip with reference to the detected distal end position, in which the temperature of the pipette tip is kept by the second preset temperature at least until operation of the pipette tip.
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
Date of Patent:
August 18, 2020
DENSO CORPORATION, NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
Abstract: Disclosed are a core sheet and a manufacturing method thereof. The core sheet has an annular core back portion and a plurality of tooth portions extending from the core back portion toward a radial center thereof. The core sheet is obtained by performing a blanking step, a rolling step and a removing step. In the removing step, an insulation coating, which is on a region of a grain-oriented magnetic steel sheet for forming a band-shaped core back portion, on a band-shaped core back portion of a sheet piece or on the core back portion of the core sheet, is at least partially removed.
Abstract: A spark plug for an internal combustion engine includes a housing, an insulator, and a center electrode. The center electrode includes an inside electrode portion and an outside electrode portion. The housing includes a ground electrode projecting from a distal end portion of the housing toward the distal end side of the plug at a part in a plug circumferential direction. The outside electrode portion projects along a surface of the insulator tip in a direction away from a boundary with the inside electrode portion and includes a projection, which is capable of causing an electrical discharge between the ground electrode and the outside electrode portion. The projection is formed in a region in the plug circumferential direction. The projection and the ground electrode are located at positions different from each other in the plug circumferential direction.
Abstract: An autonomous moving apparatus includes a moving unit that moves the autonomous moving apparatus, a detector that detects distances from surrounding objects and shapes of the surrounding objects, a notifying unit that notifies surrounding persons, and a controller that controls the moving unit so that the autonomous moving apparatus moves so as to follow movement of a person recognized as a follow target by the detector and, when the person recognized as the follow target performs a specific action, controls the notifying unit to give a notification by a preset notification method in response to the specific action.