Patents by Inventor Toru Aoki

Toru 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).

  • Publication number: 20210165530
    Abstract: A touch panel equipment for air conditioning has a plurality of electrodes arranged in two-dimensional matrix, a touch sensing IC for scanning capacitance of the electrodes, and a touch panel controller for deciding a touch position from the capacitance sensed by said touch sensing IC. The touch panel controller resets the touch sensing IC when the capacitance of the electrodes located in a check area is not changed during predetermined threshold timings, and does not reset the touch sensing IC when the capacitance of the electrodes located in the check area is changed within the threshold timings. As the touch panel controller resets the touch sensing IC due to the change of the capacitance value of the electrodes located in the check area, the resetting operation is operated automatically so that the touch panel equipment could avoid the user's external work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shunya AOKI, Yuya MORITA, Toru HATTORI
  • Patent number: 11014000
    Abstract: A simulation system includes a processor including hardware. The processor performs an information acquisition process of acquiring position information of a user wearing a head mounted display to cover his/her field of view; a virtual space setting process of setting a virtual space where a moving body corresponding to the user is arranged and set based on the acquired position information; a moving body process of moving the moving body in the virtual space based on the acquired position information; and a display process of generating a display image on the head mounted display. In the virtual space setting process, the processor sets the virtual space such that a first moving body group and a second moving body group are arranged and set in a common virtual field of the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Junichiro Koyama, Akio Onda, Takashi Aoki, Norihiro Nishimura, Toru Hisano, Yuji Iizuka, Hiroumi Endo, Kenichi Nagashima, Hiroki Yakata, Kentaro Tamura, Akinari Ushiguchi, Koji Inokuchi
  • Patent number: 11011465
    Abstract: A single crystal silicon carbide substrate includes a substrate of a single crystal silicon carbide; a first wiring film and a second wiring film disposed on one side of the substrate and having therebetween an interstice which is formed continuously without being broken from a first end of the one side to a second end of the one side; and an insulating portion disposed in the interstice between the first wiring film and the second wiring film and including a surface texture of the one side exposed by removing using dry etching a surface contaminated layer which is contaminated by at least one of iron, aluminum, chromium, or nickel adhered thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Takemori, Hisashi Aoki, Toru Itagaki
  • Publication number: 20210125571
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal projector, in a first liquid crystal panel corresponding to a first color, a gray scale level specified by video data specifies a first value in a first field, and a second value in a second field subsequent to the first field, and in a second liquid crystal panel corresponding to a second color, a gray scale level specified by the video data specifies the first value in the first field, and the second value in the second field. When optical responsiveness of the first liquid crystal panel is better than optical responsiveness of the second liquid crystal panel, in the second field, a liquid crystal voltage applied to the first liquid crystal panel is smaller than a liquid crystal voltage applied to the second liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru AOKI, Daigo HOKAZONO, Kazuhisa MIZUSAKO
  • Publication number: 20210118082
    Abstract: A shared vehicle managing system includes a plurality of user terminals configured to generate use application information, and a managing server connected to the user terminals via a network. The use application information includes information about a departure station, an arrival station, a scheduled departure time, and a scheduled arrival time. The managing server includes a reservation processing unit configured to allocate at least one shared vehicle to a use applicant based on the use application information, and a station information acquiring unit configured to acquire a remaining number of the shared vehicles in each station at a freely-selected time. The reservation processing unit executes a ride-sharing vehicle allocation process by determining a reservation confirmation person with whom the use applicant should share a ride based on the use application information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Toru KIMURA, Koji AOKI
  • Publication number: 20210085875
    Abstract: A cartridge adapter includes: a cartridge holder having a space that can accommodate therein a drug cartridge, the drug cartridge including a cylinder having a tubular internal space extending in a longitudinal direction, a gasket supported in the internal space so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction, and a drug held in the internal space; a piston that moves the gasket in the longitudinal direction in the internal space of the cylinder; a piston guide that movably supports the piston and connected to the cartridge holder; and a piston driving mechanism that drives the piston in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji MURAKAMI, Mitsuteru FUJIMOTO, Seiji KIKUCHI, Toru AOKI, Masakazu MORI, Ryosuke TANI, Shinichi KOJIMA, Yoshihiro KATAOKA, Katsumi NAKANISHI, Tsuguhiro KONDO, Takashi MORIMOTO, Akio INOKI
  • Patent number: 10955696
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a display panel including a liquid crystal layer interposed between a pair of substrates, and in the electro-optical device, a normal display mode and a refresh mode serving as a specific display mode in which the display panel is set to have a predefined temperature higher than ordinary temperature and lower than an Ni point of the liquid crystal layer and is energized in display where brightness becomes homogeneous in a screen are selectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Aoki, Ai Koike, Hiroaki Mochizuki, Noriaki Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 10881801
    Abstract: A cartridge adapter includes: a cartridge holder having a space that can accommodate therein a drug cartridge, the drug cartridge including a cylinder having a tubular internal space extending in a longitudinal direction, a gasket supported in the internal space so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction, and a drug held in the internal space; a piston that moves the gasket in the longitudinal direction in the internal space of the cylinder; a piston guide that movably supports the piston and connected to the cartridge holder; and a piston driving mechanism that drives the piston in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Murakami, Mitsuteru Fujimoto, Seiji Kikuchi, Toru Aoki, Masakazu Mori, Ryosuke Tani, Shinichi Kojima, Yoshihiro Kataoka, Katsumi Nakanishi, Tsuguhiro Kondo, Takashi Morimoto, Akio Inoki
  • Patent number: 10703130
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a decorative object, which enables manufacturing of a decorative object, on which a random concavo-convex structure is formed, such as non-glossy finish, with a uniform product appearance, while maintaining operating efficiency is described. The method for manufacturing a decorative object includes the steps of coating a concavo-convex surface having a concavo-convex structure with a coating solution including a resin component, transferring the concavo-convex structure to a transfer surface to form a resin layer having the transfer surface, and to obtain a transfer member comprising the resin layer, and decorating a surface for decoration by pressing the transfer surface of the transfer member against the surface for decoration including a thermoplastic resin while heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Toru Aoki, Akira Yoda, Yoko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200027414
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device performing, at a predetermined frame rate, image writing of supplying a video signal to a pixel via a signal line includes, an inversion period setting unit configured to set an inversion period, in which a polarity of the video signal is inverted, to be a length that includes two or more frames for performing the image writing, and a pre-charge unit configured to perform, in a predetermined period from inversion of the polarity of the video signal until elapse of the inversion period, pre-charge, in which a pre-charge signal is supplied to the signal line, for a first frame, but not to perform the pre-charge for at least one frame among second and subsequent frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru AOKI
  • Patent number: 10506124
    Abstract: A plurality of image-forming optical elements are disposed such that a part of a field-of-view region of one image-forming optical element overlaps a part of a field-of-view region of an image-forming optical element disposed adjacent to the one image-forming optical element, each of the image-forming optical elements includes: a lens for collecting light scattered by a reading object; an aperture stop for cutting off some of the light collected by the lens; a phase modulating element for modulating phase of light passing through the aperture stop; and a lens for allowing the light whose phase is modulated by the phase modulating element to form an image on an image-forming surface, and the phase modulating elements are loaded such that resolution characteristics of the phase modulating elements in an arrangement direction of the image-forming optical elements are the same among the image-forming optical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawano, Shigeru Takushima, Yoshitaka Toyoda, Toru Aoki, Tetsuo Funakura, Taku Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 10489926
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided with an optical flow calculation circuit (101) for calculating a plurality of optical flows between a first image and a second image captured before the first image, a vector decomposition circuit (102) for decomposing each of the optical flows into a vanishing point direction vector and an orthogonal vector, a vibration blur amount calculation circuit (103) for calculating the aggregate values of horizontal and vertical components of the orthogonal vector and calculating the amount of vibration blur of the first image based on the aggregate values, an optical flow starting point correction circuit (104) for correcting the calculated optical flows by the amount of vibration blur, and a vanishing point calculation circuit (105) for calculating a vanishing point of the first image based on the corrected optical flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Suzuki, Takeo Fujita, Toru Aoki, Narihiro Matoba
  • Publication number: 20190331957
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a display panel including a liquid crystal layer interposed between a pair of substrates, and in the electro-optical device, a normal display mode and a refresh mode serving as a specific display mode in which the display panel is set to have a predefined temperature higher than ordinary temperature and lower than an Ni point of the liquid crystal layer and is energized in display where brightness becomes homogeneous in a screen are selectable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru AOKI, Ai KOIKE, Hiroaki MOCHIZUKI, Noriaki MIYASAKA
  • Publication number: 20190219848
    Abstract: A transmissive-type liquid crystal device of a normally black mode, an image processing circuit configured to output an applied voltage to be applied to a liquid crystal element, and a phase difference compensation element configured to cancel a phase difference occurring inside of the liquid crystal element. The phase difference compensation element is disposed such that, in relative transmittance-voltage characteristics representing a relationship between an applied voltage and an intensity of light emitted from the liquid crystal element, the intensity of the light emitted from the liquid crystal element is minimized with an applied voltage corresponding to a point belonging to an area Z having a large change in inclination of a tangent line disposed between areas X and Y exhibiting a small change in inclination of a tangent line touching each of points on a light intensity-voltage characteristic corresponding to each of applied voltages at every predefined voltage interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru AOKI
  • Publication number: 20190196244
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes two substrates (a first substrate and a second substrate) respectively having ends overlapped with each other and coupled to an electro-optical panel. Other ends of the two substrates respectively serve as a first terminal region and a second terminal region. The second substrate includes a third extended portion extending linearly to overlap with a first extended portion of the first substrate in a thickness direction, and a fourth extended portion extending to a position different from a position of a second extended portion of the first substrate to allow the first terminal region and the second terminal region to be away from each other in a direction intersecting with an extending direction of the third extended portion and to not overlap with each other in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun HIRAI, Toru AOKI, Shuko YANAGISAWA, Shinta ENAMI
  • Patent number: 10307883
    Abstract: PROBLEM: To provide a finishing method for a painted surface that can reduce the number of processing steps, and that can shorten the finish polishing time and reduce the polishing area. RESOLUTION MEANS: The painted surface finishing method of an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a step of removing irregularities in a painted surface using a polishing material including a polishing layer with a structural surface where a plurality of three-dimensional elements are arranged, and providing a surface suitable for finish polishing; and a step of finish polishing the surface; wherein the polishing layer contains abrasive diamond particles with an average particle diameter of 0.5 to 5 ?m, and a binder containing an epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Yoko Nakamura, Norikazu Maeda, Toru Aoki
  • Publication number: 20190132470
    Abstract: A plurality of image-forming optical elements are disposed such that a part of a field-of-view region of one image-forming optical element overlaps a part of a field-of-view region of an image-forming optical element disposed adjacent to the one image-forming optical element, each of the image-forming optical elements includes: a lens for collecting light scattered by a reading object; an aperture stop for cutting off some of the light collected by the lens; a phase modulating element for modulating phase of light passing through the aperture stop; and a lens for allowing the light whose phase is modulated by the phase modulating element to form an image on an image-forming surface, and the phase modulating elements are loaded such that resolution characteristics of the phase modulating elements in an arrangement direction of the image-forming optical elements are the same among the image-forming optical elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAWANO, Shigeru TAKUSHIMA, Yoshitaka TOYODA, Toru AOKI, Tetsuo FUNAKURA, Taku MATSUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180339107
    Abstract: A cartridge adapter includes: a cartridge holder having a space that can accommodate therein a drug cartridge, the drug cartridge including a cylinder having a tubular internal space extending in a longitudinal direction, a gasket supported in the internal space so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction, and a drug held in the internal space; a piston that moves the gasket in the longitudinal direction in the internal space of the cylinder; a piston guide that movably supports the piston and connected to the cartridge holder; and a piston driving mechanism that drives the piston in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji MURAKAMI, Mitsuteru FUJIMOTO, Seiji KIKUCHI, Toru AOKI, Masakazu MORI, Ryosuke TANI, Shinichi KOJIMA, Yoshihiro KATAOKA, Katsumi NAKANISHI, Tsuguhiro KONDO, Takashi MORIMOTO, Akio INOKI
  • Publication number: 20180281507
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a decorative object, which enables manufacturing of a decorative object, on which a random concavo-convex structure is formed, such as non-glossy finish, with a uniform product appearance, while maintaining operating efficiency is described. The method for manufacturing a decorative object includes the steps of coating a concavo-convex surface having a concavo-convex structure with a coating solution including a resin component, transferring the concavo-convex structure to a transfer surface to form a resin layer having the transfer surface, and to obtain a transfer member comprising the resin layer, and decorating a surface for decoration by pressing the transfer surface of the transfer member against the surface for decoration including a thermoplastic resin while heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Toru Aoki, Akira Yoda, Yoko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20180247423
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided with an optical flow calculation circuit (101) for calculating a plurality of optical flows between a first image and a second image captured before the first image, a vector decomposition circuit (102) for decomposing each of the optical flows into a vanishing point direction vector and an orthogonal vector, a vibration blur amount calculation circuit (103) for calculating the aggregate values of horizontal and vertical components of the orthogonal vector and calculating the amount of vibration blur of the first image based on the aggregate values, an optical flow starting point correction circuit (104) for correcting the calculated optical flows by the amount of vibration blur, and a vanishing point calculation circuit (105) for calculating a vanishing point of the first image based on the corrected optical flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke SUZUKI, Takeo FUJITA, Toru AOKI, Narihiro MATOBA