Patents by Inventor Tomohiko Sano

Tomohiko Sano 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: 20200331347
    Abstract: A harvester includes: a crop tank that stores a crop harvested by a harvesting device; a weight detection unit that detects a storage weight, which is a value indicating the weight of the crop stored in the crop tank; a maximum weight calculation unit that calculates a maximum weight, which is a value indicating the weight of the crop at the maximum storage amount of the crop tank; a unit harvest weight calculation unit calculates a unit harvest weight that indicates the weight of the crop harvested per unit of harvest-travel distance; and a maximum travel distance calculation unit that calculates a maximum travel distance, which is the maximum distance that can be traveled during traveling harvesting before the amount of the crop stored in the crop tank reaches the maximum storage amount, based on the storage weight, the maximum weight, and the unit harvest weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuo Sakaguchi, Tomohiko Sano, Osamu Yoshida, Satoshi Maruo, Takashi Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10754342
    Abstract: A work vehicle support system includes: an own vehicle position detecting module configured to detect an own vehicle position of a work vehicle; and a work-unfinished region outer-shape map calculating section configured to calculate, during circulating work-traveling along an outer perimeter of a work scheduled region, an outer-shape map of a work-unfinished region in the work scheduled region, from own vehicle position data acquired by the own vehicle position detecting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Sakura Tomita, Yuki Kubota, Chiaki Komaru, Kazuo Sakaguchi, Shigeki Hayashi, Tetsuya Nakajima, Tomohiko Sano
  • Publication number: 20200245902
    Abstract: The abnormal data processing system is provided with: a storage unit for holding a multiple-subject DB in which data on multiple subjects are accumulated and individual-subject DB in which data on individual subjects are accumulated; an individual-subject DB divergence-degree calculation unit for calculating an individual-subject DB divergence degree which is the degree of divergence of the new data from the individual-subject DB; a multiple-subject DB divergence degree calculation unit for calculating a multiple-subject DB divergence degree which is the degree of divergence of the new data from the multiple-subject DB; and a composite divergence degree calculation unit for determining a composite divergence by compositing the individual-subject DB divergence degree and the multiple-subject DB divergence degree using the number of data instances in the individual-subject DB. The abnormal data processing system determines whether or not the new data is abnormal on the basis of the composite divergence degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yuko SANO, Akihiko KANDORI, Tomohiko MIZUGUCHI, Ying YIN
  • Publication number: 20200222756
    Abstract: A training apparatus is capable of generating and presenting a suitable training menu for finger exercise to maintain or improve a cognitive function and/or an exercise function of a human and supporting training of the human. The training apparatus includes a measuring apparatus and a terminal device. Analysis evaluating data based on measurement of the finger exercise including finger tapping is obtained, and the analysis evaluating data contains an evaluation value of an index item related to an exercise function of a user. A training menu for the user is generated based on the analysis evaluating data and contains a training item for the finger exercise. The index item includes at least one of an amount of exercise, endurance, rhythmicity, cooperativeness of both sides, or marker trackability. The training item includes an exercise to carry out the finger tapping in accordance with teaching information, stimulation, or a marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yuko SANO, Ying YIN, Tomohiko MIZUGUCHI, Akihiko KANDORI, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10611639
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an active material, capable of improving the discharge capacity of a lithium ion secondary battery is provided. The method for manufacturing an active material according to the present invention includes a first step of heating a mixture solution including a lithium source, a phosphate source, a vanadium source, and water under pressure to generate a precursor in the mixture solution, and adjusting the pH of the mixture solution including the precursor to be 6 to 8; and a second step of heating the precursor at 425 to 650° C. after the first step to generate an active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Sano, Keitaro Otsuki, Tomohiko Kato, Akinobu Nojima, Akiji Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20200064144
    Abstract: A travel route management system includes an area setting unit that sets a work site to an outer peripheral area SA and an area CA to be worked on an inner side of the outer peripheral area SA, and a route element selecting unit that sequentially selects a next travel route element to be traveled on next, from among multiple mutually-parallel travel route elements, the travel route elements constituting a travel route that covers the area CA to be worked. The route element selecting unit selects a U-turn travel route for moving from a travel route element serving as a movement origin to a next travel route element serving as a movement destination, the selection being made on the basis of an interval between the movement origin and the movement destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Sakura Tomita, Tomohiko Sano, Kazuo Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Nakajima, Makoto Oshitani, Kenichi Iwami, Osamu Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200064863
    Abstract: A work vehicle automatic traveling system includes a route element selecting unit that, on the basis of state information, sequentially selects a next travel route element on which a work vehicle is to travel next, from a travel route element set and a circling route element set. The route element selecting unit includes a cooperative route element selection rule, which is employed when a plurality of work vehicles carry out work travel cooperatively in an area CA to be worked, and an independent route element selection rule, which is employed when a single independent work vehicle among the work vehicles carries out work travel independently in the area CA to be worked. When the independent work vehicle is carrying out independent work travel in the area CA to be worked, and a work vehicle aside from the host vehicle is carrying out circling travel based on the circling route element or is stopped, the next travel route element is selected on the basis of the independent route element selection rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Sakura Tomita, Tomohiko Sano, Kazuo Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Nakajima, Makoto Oshitani, Kenichi Iwami, Osamu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10478114
    Abstract: A brain dysfunction assessment device (100) comprises: a body movement indicator (10) which presents a body movement to be performed to a subject with a body movement presentation device (2); a body movement data acquisition unit (20) which acquires the subject's body movement data with a body movement detection sensor (3); a body movement accuracy calculation unit (30) which calculates a positional accuracy and a time sequence accuracy of the subject's body movement from the acquired body movement data; and a cognitive dysfunction assessment unit (40) which assesses the level of cognitive dysfunction of the subject by comparing a value which indicates the accuracy of the subject's body movement that is obtained from the calculated positional accuracy and time sequence accuracy with statistical data which indicates the accuracy of body movement of healthy individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Sano, Akihiko Kandori, Kanako Esaki, Kazuhiro Kaizaki, Shinya Katsuki, Kenji Katsumata, Tomohiko Mizuguchi, Yasushi Saito, Tamotsu Nagabayashi, Tomochika Yamashita, Takumi Okamura
  • Patent number: 10308059
    Abstract: A printing apparatus for performing printing on a medium includes a temperature sensor configured to detect temperature and a control unit configured to, in a case where an operation mode of the printing apparatus is a first mode, allow the temperature sensor to detect temperature of heat emitted by an external heater, and execute processing in relation to an adjustment of the external heater based on the detected temperature. The external heater is externally installed and is configured to heat the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiko Sano
  • Publication number: 20190146513
    Abstract: This autonomous work vehicle travel system is provided with: a satellite positioning module 80 that outputs positioning data indicating a vehicle position of a work vehicle 1; an area setting unit that sets an area CA to be worked in a work site; a route managing unit that calculates a travel route element set, which is an aggregate of multiple travel route elements constituting a travel route that covers the area CA to be worked, and storing the travel route element set so as to be readable; a route element selecting unit that selects a next travel route element to be traveled in sequence from the travel route element set; and an autonomous travel controlling unit that causes the work vehicle 1 to travel autonomously on the basis of the next travel route element and the vehicle position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Sakura Tomita, Tomohiko Sano, Kazuo Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Nakajima, Makoto Oshitani, Kenichi Iwami, Osamu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10290866
    Abstract: Stabilized lithium powder according to an embodiment of this disclosure includes powder particles satisfying a relation of C?0.90, where C represents average circularity of the powder particles. And a lithium secondary battery according to an embodiment of this disclosure comprises a negative electrode doped with lithium from the stabilized lithium powder for a lithium ion second battery according to an embodiment of this disclosure, a positive electrode, and an electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Hasegawa, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Atsushi Sano
  • Publication number: 20180154670
    Abstract: A printing apparatus for performing printing on a medium includes a temperature sensor configured to detect temperature and a control unit configured to, in a case where an operation mode of the printing apparatus is a first mode, allow the temperature sensor to detect temperature of heat emitted by an external heater, and execute processing in relation to an adjustment of the external heater based on the detected temperature. The external heater is externally installed and is configured to heat the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiko Sano
  • Publication number: 20180136664
    Abstract: A work vehicle support system includes: an own vehicle position detecting module configured to detect an own vehicle position of a work vehicle; and a work-unfinished region outer-shape map calculating section configured to calculate, during circulating work-traveling along an outer perimeter of a work scheduled region, an outer-shape map of a work-unfinished region in the work scheduled region, from own vehicle position data acquired by the own vehicle position detecting module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Sakura Tomita, Yuki Kubota, Chiaki Komaru, Kazuo Sakaguchi, Shigeki Hayashi, Tetsuya Nakajima, Tomohiko Sano
  • Patent number: 9900452
    Abstract: There is provided a control unit for use in a liquid ejecting apparatus using a tank containing a liquid and a storage material attachable to and detachable from the liquid ejecting apparatus, and storing an amount of the liquid in the tank. After the storage material is not mounted on a predetermined place, the control unit receives an answer for a question to ask whether or not the liquid is injected to the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Koganehira, Yasuhiko Kosugi, Tomohiko Sano, Kenji Matsumoto, Kenta Masuzawa
  • Patent number: 9876921
    Abstract: An object is to improve a user's convenience. There is provided a control unit for use in a liquid ejecting apparatus using a tank containing a liquid and a storage material attachable to and detachable from the liquid ejecting apparatus, and storing an amount of the liquid in the tank. After the storage material is not mounted on a predetermined place, the control unit receives an answer for a question to ask whether or not the liquid is injected to the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Koganehira, Yasuhiko Kosugi, Tomohiko Sano, Kenji Matsumoto, Kenta Masuzawa
  • Publication number: 20170187900
    Abstract: An object is to improve a user's convenience. There is provided a control unit for use in a liquid ejecting apparatus using a tank containing a liquid and a storage material attachable to and detachable from the liquid ejecting apparatus, and storing an amount of the liquid in the tank. After the storage material is not mounted on a predetermined place, the control unit receives an answer for a question to ask whether or not the liquid is injected to the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Shuichi KOGANEHIRA, Yasuhiko Kosugi, Tomohiko Sano, Kenji Matsumoto, Kenta Masuzawa
  • Patent number: 9579901
    Abstract: An object is to improve a user's convenience. There is provided a control unit for use in a liquid ejecting apparatus using a tank containing a liquid and a storage material attachable to and detachable from the liquid ejecting apparatus, and storing an amount of the liquid in the tank. After the storage material is not mounted on a predetermined place, the control unit receives an answer for a question to ask whether or not the liquid is injected to the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Koganehira, Yasuhiko Kosugi, Tomohiko Sano, Kenji Matsumoto, Kenta Masuzawa
  • Publication number: 20160283827
    Abstract: A controller of a printing apparatus includes a print setter configured to change a printing condition, a UI that receives a change of a printing condition made by the print setter, and a display controller that outputs the printing condition to the UI. The display controller changes a display form of at least one of a setting item and a setting value of the changed printing condition in accordance with elapsed time from the time when the printing condition was changed by the print setter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventor: Tomohiko Sano
  • Patent number: 9416935
    Abstract: A vehicle direction indicator light includes a light source and a light emitting body. The light emitting body guides light to the outside of the vehicle, and includes an outer emitting surface facing the outside of the vehicle, an inner emitting surface facing the inside of the vehicle, and a tip surface connecting the inner and outer emitting surfaces and facing a front or rear side of the vehicle. The outer emitting surface has a step shape in which a first surface portion that faces the outside of the vehicle and a second surface portion that faces the front side or the rear side of the vehicle are alternatingly connected to each other in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle. Light emitted through the second surface portion and the tip surface has a higher intensity than the light emitted through the first surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidefumi Watanabe, Tomohiko Sano, Koji Fukura, Masayuki Takayama, Shuji Koman, Hiroshi Ishibashi, Shigeru Watanuki, Masahiro Sagawa
  • Patent number: 9409408
    Abstract: An object is to improve a user's convenience. There is provided a liquid ejecting apparatus including a head ejecting a liquid onto a medium; a containing unit containing the liquid; and a mounting unit on which a storage material storing a liquid amount of the containing unit is mounted. If the storage material is removed from the mounting unit when the liquid ejecting apparatus performs an operation, the liquid ejecting apparatus selects any one state between a first state of stopping the operation and a second state without stopping the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Koganehira, Yasuhiko Kosugi, Takeshi Iwamuro, Tomohiko Sano, Kenji Matsumoto, Ryohei Ito