Patents by Inventor Toru Takagi

Toru Takagi 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).

  • Patent number: 7151467
    Abstract: A vehicular communications apparatus is configured to calculate information on relative positions, relative velocities, and relative moving directions between own vehicle and other vehicles at a point such as a junction where other vehicles tend to affect running of the own vehicle, and to search for and decide other vehicles which are to be opponents of radio communications, based on a calculated result, and communication opponents are decided from among the searched other vehicles, and radio communications are conducted therewith, and then, the vehicular communications apparatus obtains information on the other vehicles, in a time-sequential manner and by radio communications, and present the information to a driver of the own vehicle from time to time, thereby causing the driver to recognize dynamic information on the other vehicles, enabling the own vehicle to smoothly join a flow of traffic at a junction, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Fujita, Toru Takagi, Masao Yamane, Toshiro Muramatsu, Okihiko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20060271282
    Abstract: A navigation system, portable information processing device and its control program, data server, information processing server, navigation method, traveling route establishing method, information providing method, and area information providing method are disclosed having a portable terminal (10,54,210) to read out code data, indicative of area information of a destination and routed spots, from a print product (112,114). The code data are converted into area information and stored in a storage unit (23,66,72, 123,223,232,323), from which particular area information is retrieved and transmitted to an on-vehicle navigation device (30,58,104,230) by which a traveling route of the vehicle is established on the basis of area information to guide the vehicle to the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Kuroda, Takuo Ishiwaka, Toru Takagi, Susumu Fujita
  • Patent number: 7135676
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus and a semiconductor device manufacturing method using the same. The inspection apparatus is used for defect inspection, line width measurement, surface potential measurement or the like of a sample such as a wafer. In the inspection apparatus, a plurality of charged particles is delivered from a primary optical system to the sample, and secondary charged particles emitted from the sample are separated from the primary optical system and introduced through a secondary optical system to a detector. Irradiation of the charged particles is conducted while moving the sample. Irradiation spots of the charged particles are arranged by N rows along a moving direction of the sample and by M columns along a direction perpendicular thereto. Every row of the irradiation spots of the charged particles is shifted successively by a predetermined amount in a direction perpendicular to the moving direction of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Nakasuji, Nobuharu Noji, Tohru Satake, Toshifumi Kimba, Hirosi Sobukawa, Shoji Yoshikawa, Tsutomu Karimata, Shin Oowada, Mutsumi Saito, Muneki Hamashima, Toru Takagi
  • Publication number: 20060192120
    Abstract: Charged-particle-beam (CPB) mapping projection-optical systems and adjustment methods for such systems are disclosed that can be performed quickly and accurately. In a typical system, an irradiation beam is emitted from a source, passes through an irradiation-optical system, and enters a Wien filter (“E×B”). Upon passing through the E×B, the irradiation beam passes through an objective-optical system and is incident on an object surface. Such impingement generates an observation beam that returns through the objective-optical system and the E×B in a different direction to a detector via an imaging-optical system. An adjustment-beam source emits an adjustment beam used for adjusting and aligning the position of, e.g., the object surface and/or the Wien's condition of the E×B. The adjustment beam can be off-axis relative to the objective-optical system. For such adjusting and aligning, fiducial marks (situated, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Naoto Kihara, Kinya Kato, Toru Takagi, Akihiro Goto, Junji Ikeda, Kazuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7096119
    Abstract: A navigation system, portable information processing device and its control program, data server, information processing server, navigation method, traveling route establishing method, information providing method, and area information providing method are disclosed having a portable terminal (10,54,210) to read out code data, indicative of area information of a destination and routed spots, from a print product (112,114). The code data are converted into area information and stored in a storage unit (23,66,72, 123,223,232,323), from which particular area information is retrieved and transmitted to an on-vehicle navigation device (30,58,104,230) by which a traveling route of the vehicle is established on the basis of area information to guide the vehicle to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kuroda, Takuo Ishiwaka, Toru Takagi, Susumu Fujita
  • Publication number: 20060173611
    Abstract: A vehicle information processing system 100 conducts wireless communications between a preceding vehicle 200 and a succeeding vehicle 201, and exhibits information on a winker operation of the preceding vehicle 200 to a driver of the succeeding vehicle 201, and includes vehicle-mounted apparatuses 1 in the preceding and succeeding vehicles, of which one 1 in the preceding vehicle 200 wirelessly transmits information on a winker operation of the preceding vehicle, and the other 1 in the succeed vehicle 201 receives the wirelessly transmitted information on the winker state, and exhibits same to a driver of the succeeding vehicle 201, while the apparatus 1 in the succeeding vehicle 201 estimates a relationship between the preceding vehicle 200 and the succeeding vehicle 201, judges whether an exhibition liming of the information on the winker state is to be hastened or delayed based on an estimation result, and exhibits the information on the winker state at the judged timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Toru Takagi, Susumu Fujita, Masao Yamane
  • Publication number: 20060167620
    Abstract: A guide system terminal device is provided to facilitate group operation vehicles. The guide system terminal device has a transceiver that receives the traveling environment information from another vehicle, such as for the turn signal, vehicle speed, running position, a road change judgment module that judges course changes by the other vehicle based on the traveling environment information of the other vehicle, and a user interface that outputs the judgment result obtained by road change judgment module. For example, the road change judgment module judges a left/right turn to have occurred when the blinker information acquired by turn signal sensor lasts longer than a prescribed time, and when the maximum value of the change in vehicle speed exceeds a prescribed level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Takagi, Susumu Fujita, Masao Yamane
  • Patent number: 7064339
    Abstract: Charged-particle-beam (CPB) mapping projection-optical systems and adjustment methods for such systems are disclosed that can be performed quickly and accurately. In a typical system, an irradiation beam is emitted from a source, passes through an irradiation-optical system, and enters a Wien filter (“E×B”). Upon passing through the E×B, the irradiation beam passes through an objective-optical system and is incident on an object surface. Such impingement generates an observation beam that returns through the objective-optical system and the E×B in a different direction to a detector via an imaging-optical system. An adjustment-beam source emits an adjustment beam used for adjusting and aligning the position of, e.g., the object surface and/or the Wien's condition of the E×B. The adjustment beam can be off-axis relative to the objective-optical system. For such adjusting and aligning, fiducial marks (situated, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Naoto Kihara, Kinya Kato, Toru Takagi, Akihiro Goto, Junji Ikeda, Kazuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7054740
    Abstract: A content providing area presentation system is configured to present content providing area candidates to enable a user to readily select an appropriate content providing area when at least one of the content providing area candidates is presented to the user. The content providing area presentation system comprises a user inputting section and a displaying section. The user inputting section is configured and arranged to request content providing area candidates for presenting at least one of the content providing area candidates to a user based on a selection criterion. The displaying section is configured and arranged to display the at least one of the content providing area candidates in response to the selection criterion established by the user inputting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Chinomi, Takuo Ishiwaka, Toru Takagi, Susumu Fujita
  • Patent number: 7038121
    Abstract: A contents reproduction system includes a reproducing section to reproduce a content received via telecommunication when the receiving condition is in an acceptable state, and to reproduce one of recorded contents stored in a storage section when the receiving condition is in an unacceptable state. A preference discriminating section determines a preference of a user by examining at least one content selected by a user for reproduction. A contents selecting section selects one, as a reserve content, from the contents stored in the storage section in accordance with the preference and supplies the reserve content to the reproducing section for reproduction instead of the received content when the receiving condition is in the unacceptable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuo Ishiwaka, Toru Takagi, Koichi Kuroda, Susumu Fujita
  • Publication number: 20060009907
    Abstract: A navigation system, portable information processing device and its control program, data server, information processing server, navigation method, traveling route establishing method, information providing method, and area information providing method are disclosed having a portable terminal (10,54,210) to read out code data, indicative of area information of a destination and routed spots, from a print product (112,114). The code data are converted into area information and stored in a storage unit (23,66,72, 123,223,232,323), from which particular area information is retrieved and transmitted to an on-vehicle navigation device (30,58,104,230) by which a traveling route of the vehicle is established on the basis of area information to guide the vehicle to the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Kuroda, Takuo Ishiwaka, Toru Takagi, Susumu Fujita
  • Patent number: 6937934
    Abstract: A navigation system, portable information processing device and its control program, data server, information processing server, navigation method, traveling route establishing method, information providing method, and area information providing method are disclosed having a portable terminal (10,54,210) to read out code data, indicative of area information of a destination and routed spots, from a print product (112,114). The code data are converted into area information and stored in a storage unit (23,66,72,123,223,232,323), from which particular area information is retrieved and transmitted to an on-vehicle navigation device (30,58,104,230) by which a traveling route of the vehicle is established on the basis of area information to guide the vehicle to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kuroda, Takuo Ishiwaka, Toru Takagi, Susumu Fujita
  • Publication number: 20050156756
    Abstract: A vehicular communications apparatus is configured to calculate information on relative positions, relative velocities, and relative moving directions between own vehicle and other vehicles at a point such as a junction where other vehicles tend to affect running of the own vehicle, and to search for and decide other vehicles which are to be opponents of radio communications, based on a calculated result, and communication opponents are decided from among the searched other vehicles, and radio communications are conducted therewith, and then, the vehicular communications apparatus obtains information on the other vehicles, in a time-sequential manner and by radio communications, and present the information to a driver of the own vehicle from time to time, thereby causing the driver to recognize dynamic information on the other vehicles, enabling the own vehicle to smoothly join a flow of traffic at a junction, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Susumu Fujita, Toru Takagi, Masao Yamane, Toshiro Muramatsu, Okihiko Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20040251428
    Abstract: Charged-particle-beam (CPB) mapping projection-optical systems and adjustment methods for such systems are disclosed that can be performed quickly and accurately. In a typical system, an irradiation beam is emitted from a source, passes through an irradiation-optical system, and enters a Wien filter (“E×B”). Upon passing through the E×B, the irradiation beam passes through an objective-optical system and is incident on an object surface. Such impingement generates an observation beam that returns through the objective-optical system and the E×B in a different direction to a detector via an imaging-optical system. An adjustment-beam source emits an adjustment beam used for adjusting and aligning the position of, e.g., the object surface and/or the Wien's condition of the E×B. The adjustment beam can be off-axis relative to the objective-optical system. For such adjusting and aligning, fiducial marks (situated, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Naoto Kihara, Kinya Kato, Toru Takagi, Akihiro Goto, Junji Ikeda, Kazuya Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20040227077
    Abstract: Electron microscopes (e.g., scanning electron microscopes, mapping SEMs) are disclosed in which the amount of charging of the specimen is controlled to between a minimum amount needed to view an image and a maximum amount beyond which a viewable image cannot be obtained, and such that the image has low distortion and the specimen is not damaged. Multiple irradiation-electron beams, or multiple segments of a single irradiation-electron beam, are directed to a specimen surface. The irradiation beams (or segments) are decelerated by a retarding voltage applied by a cathode lens and are incident on the specimen surface. The respective current and incident energy of each irradiation beam (or segment thereof) are controlled independently to a predetermined relationship so as to impart predetermined amounts of charging to different insulator regions of the specimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Takagi, Naoto Kihara
  • Publication number: 20040210358
    Abstract: An information providing device installed in a leader vehicle that leads a follower vehicle, for providing the follower vehicle with guidance prepared by the leader vehicle, the information providing device that includes a state detector configured to detect a state change in the leader vehicle to output a detecting signal and a guidance generator configured to receive the detecting signal from the state detector, the guidance generator configured to prepare, in response to the detecting signal, guidance to guide the follower vehicle, the guidance including a photographed image of a view ahead of the leader vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayasu Suzuki, Toru Takagi, Toshiro Muramatsu, Susumu Fujita, Satoshi Chinomi
  • Patent number: 6765217
    Abstract: Charged-particle-beam (CPB) mapping projection-optical systems and adjustment methods for such systems are disclosed that can be performed quickly and accurately. In a typical system, an irradiation beam is emitted from a source, passes through an irradiation optical system, and enters a Wien filter (“E×B”). Upon passing through the E×B, the irradiation beam passes through an objective optical system and is incident on an object surface. Such impingement generates an observation beam that returns through the objective optical system and the E×B in a different direction to a detector via an imaging optical system. An adjustment-beam source emits an adjustment beam used for adjusting and aligning the position of, e.g., the object surface and/or the Wien's condition of the E×B. The adjustment beam can be off-axis relative to the objective-optical system. For such adjusting and aligning, fiducial marks (situated, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Naoto Kihara, Kinya Kato, Toru Takagi, Akihiro Goto, Junji Ikeda, Kazuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: D506956
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Hiroto Wakasugi, Toru Takagi
  • Patent number: D508435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Hiroto Wakasugi, Toru Takagi
  • Patent number: D521661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Hiroto Wakasugi, Toru Takagi