Yasuhiro 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).
Abstract: A display switching device (10) is provided, which switches a display image (P) by switching irradiation of lights from positions of a plurality of light sources (7). The display switching device includes: a lens array (6) in which a plurality of lenses are arranged; and a display part (45) including a plurality of pixel regions (45a) arranged to include a region through which a light, which is formed by condensing each of the lights emitted from the positions of the plurality of light sources (7) with each of the lenses of the lens array (6), passes. A transmittance in each of the pixel regions (45a) is set corresponding to a predetermined stationary pattern. A total area of the pixel regions (45a) in the display part (45) is 60% or less of a total area of a sum of the pixel regions (45a) and the pixel surrounding regions (45b).
Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus according to the present invention, a controller is configured to cause a first operation mode and a second operation mode to be executed as operation modes of an air-sending fan. The first operation mode is an operation mode in which an operation of the air-sending fan is started based on a first manipulation performed on an operation unit and the air-sending fan is stopped based on a second manipulation performed on the operation unit. The second operation mode is an operation mode in which the operation of the air-sending fan is started when refrigerant is detected by a refrigerant detection unit, the air-sending fan is not stopped based on the second manipulation, the air-sending fan is stopped based on a third manipulation different from the second manipulation, and the operation of the air-sending fan is restarted based on a fourth manipulation different from the first manipulation.
Abstract: A malfunction determination method for a production machine including a motor as a driving source of a rotating mechanism acquires sensor data of a sensor for detecting a condition of the production machine, determines whether the production machine has an operation stop period during which the production machine has stopped its operation for a predetermined period of time or longer in accordance with an operation history of the production machine, sets a malfunction determination suspension period for suspending a malfunction determination of the production machine when determined to have the operation stop period, in accordance with a length of the operation stop period, and determines whether the production machine has a malfunction in a period other than the malfunction determination suspension period.
Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigeration cycle circuit which includes a plurality of load-side heat exchangers; a plurality of indoor units which accommodate the plurality of load-side heat exchangers, respectively; and a controller which controls the plurality of indoor units. Each of the plurality of indoor units includes an air-sending fan. At least one of the plurality of indoor units includes a refrigerant detection unit. The controller divides the plurality of indoor units into one or more groups. The controller is set such that when refrigerant is detected by the refrigerant detection unit included in any of the plurality of indoor units, the controller causes the air-sending fans included in all the indoor units which belong to a same group as the indoor unit which includes the refrigerant detection unit which detects the refrigerant to be operated.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a driven unit and a drive transmitter. The drive transmitter includes a drive source, a drive gear, and a driven gear. The drive source is configured to drive the driven unit. The drive gear is configured to receive a driving force from the drive source. The driven gear is meshed with the drive gear. The drive transmitter is configured to transmit the driving force from the drive source to the driven unit. The drive gear or the driven gear is a crowned gear crowning-processed and the crowned gear has a crowning amount less than 50 ?m.
Abstract: Provided is a heterocyclic amide compound that may have a PRS inhibitory action and is expected to be useful as a prophylactic or therapeutic agent for PRS associated diseases and the like including cancer. A compound represented by the following formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof.
Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigeration cycle circuit that includes a plurality of load-side heat exchangers and a plurality of indoor units that accommodate the plurality of load-side heat exchangers. Each of the plurality of indoor units includes an air-sending fan. At least one of the plurality of indoor units includes a refrigerant detection unit. When refrigerant is detected by the refrigerant detection unit included in any one of the plurality of indoor units, the air-sending fans included in all of the plurality of indoor units operate.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lithium secondary battery that includes an electrode assembly having a weight energy density of 250 Wh/Kg or more, and a heat exhaust layer provided on a surface of the electrode assembly. The electrode assembly has a structure in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are alternately stacked through a separator. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode active material layer formed on a surface of the positive electrode current collector. The negative electrode including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer formed on a surface of the negative electrode current collector.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a negative electrode for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery that includes a negative electrode current collector, and a negative electrode active material layer. An area change rate and a thickness change rate of the negative electrode active material layer associated with charging are 0.1% or more and 10% or more, respectively. A triangular region having an intersection between first and second straight lines, a first point existing on the first straight line and being away from the intersection in the first direction toward the first side by a first distance, and a second point exists on the second straight line and being away from the intersection in the second direction toward the second side by a second distance, as vertices are cut away such that the triangular region has neither the negative electrode current collector nor the negative electrode active material layer.
Abstract: Provided is a heterocyclic amide compound that may have a PRS inhibitory action and is expected to be useful as a prophylactic or therapeutic agent for PRS associated diseases and the like including cancer. A compound represented by the following formula (I): wherein a group represented by is a group represented by the following formula (II) or the following formula (III): and other symbols are as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof.
Abstract: A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit through which refrigerant is circulated, a heat exchanger unit that accommodates a heat exchanger of the refrigerant circuit and a fan, a temperature sensor disposed in an area of the refrigerant circuit adjacent to a brazed connection or in an area of the refrigerant circuit adjacent to a joint between refrigerant pipes, and a controller configured to determine the presence of refrigerant leakage based on a temperature detected by the temperature sensor. The temperature sensor is covered by a heat insulation material together with the brazed connection or the joint. The controller activates the fan upon determining that refrigerant leakage is present, and is triggered to deactivate the fan in response to the time variation of the temperature detected by the temperature sensor becoming positive.
Abstract: An engine starting system for starting an engine promptly during propulsion without reducing a drive force. When a condition to crank the engine is satisfied during propulsion in a neutral stage, torque is applied to an input rotary element to crank the engine by reducing a rotational speed of a control rotary element by increasing a torque capacity of a first engagement device to utilize an inertial force of the free rotary element as a reaction force.
Abstract: In an air-conditioning apparatus, even if gas other than refrigerant flows into an indoor unit of the air-conditioning apparatus through an air inlet of the indoor unit, a sensor does not make erroneous detection, and if refrigerant leakage occurs, the sensor reliably detect the refrigerant leakage. The air-conditioning apparatus uses refrigerant having a higher density than that of air, and includes a housing, an air inlet provided in a front surface of the housing to allow air in a room to flow into the housing, a heat exchanger that transfers heat between the refrigerant and the air that flows into the housing through the air inlet, an air outlet that allows the air subjected to heat exchange at the heat exchanger to be blown from the housing, a fan provided in an air passage extending from the air inlet to the air outlet, and a sensor that detects leakage of the refrigerant. The heat exchanger is provided above the fan, and the sensor is provided below the fan.
Abstract: A map information system includes a map database including map information; and a driving assist level determination device. The map information is associated with an evaluation value indicating a certainty of the map information for each location in an absolute coordinate system. Information indicating that the intervention operation is performed is included in driving environment information indicating a driving environment of a vehicle. The driving assist level determination device is configured to acquire, based on the driving environment information, intervention operation information indicating an intervention operation location where the intervention operation is performed, acquire, based on the map information, the evaluation value for each point or section in a target range, and determine, based on the evaluation value and the intervention operation location, an allowable level for each point or section within the target range.
Abstract: A vehicle control system, in which that maintains a reaction force against the backward movement of a vehicle while preventing an overheating of a motor due to phase lock of the motor. When a thermal load on a specific phase of the motor exceeds a threshold value, a controller execute a phase shift control to reduce a thermal load on a specific phase of the motor by changing a rotational angle of the motor, while interrupting torque transmission between the motor and wheels and generating the torque to stop the vehicle by the actuator.
Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a vehicle control apparatus configured to set a target trajectory of a vehicle in autonomous driving, a manual driving database configured to contain manual driving trajectory information that indicates a manual driving trajectory that is a trajectory of the vehicle in manual driving, a weight acquisition device configured to acquire weight information that indicates weights of the target trajectory and manual driving trajectory, the weights being designated by a user of the vehicle, and a trajectory adjusting device configured to determine an integrated target trajectory by integrating the target trajectory and the manual driving trajectory based on the weights indicated by the weight information. The vehicle control apparatus is configured to control the autonomous driving of the vehicle such that the vehicle follows the integrated target trajectory.
Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes: a casing; a drain pan, which is provided inside the casing, and is configured to receive condensate water generated in the load-side heat exchanger; and a refrigerant detection unit provided below the drain pan inside the casing. The refrigerant detection unit includes: a sensor configured to detect leakage of the refrigerant; and a sensor cover configured to cover the sensor from a front surface side of the sensor. The sensor cover includes: a roof portion arranged above the sensor; and a side surface portion arranged on the front surface side or a side surface side of the sensor below the roof portion. The roof portion has an eaves portion projecting outward with respect to the side surface portion, and the side surface portion has at least one first opening port configured to introduce air to an inside of the sensor cover therethrough.
Abstract: An assistance control system performs assistance control for causing a moving object to move to a destination based on map information. The assistance control system includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to generate or update the map information based on input from a sensor mounted on the moving object, acquire a plurality of route candidates to the destination, evaluate certainty of the map information for each location or each section, and calculate a map information evaluation value, evaluate accuracy of the assistance control in the acquired route candidates based on the calculated map information evaluation value, and present a route candidate having the highest priority among the route candidates to an occupant of the moving object, or control the moving object along the route candidate having the highest priority.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a curable composition containing a monomer (A) having at least one crosslinkable group and at least one aromatic ring, a monomer (B) having a fluorene skeleton, a compound (C) having an Abbe number of at most 21, and a polymerization initiator (D), wherein the content of the compound (C) is from 1 to 10 mass % based on 100 mass % of the total content of the monomer (A), the monomer (B) and the compound (C). Curable compositions of this disclosure have low viscosities and produce cured products having a high refractive indices, a low Abbe numbers, high transparencies and high heat resistances.
Abstract: A map information system includes: an in-vehicle device that executes driving support control based on map information; an external device having external map information used for the driving support control; and an update determination device. The in-vehicle device further executes external update processing that updates first map information being the map information of a first area by using first external map information being the external map information of the first area. The update determination device calculates a change degree being a difference between the first map information and the first external map information, for each point or each area in the first area. The external update processing is prohibited with respect to a section in which the change degree is equal to or less than a threshold. The external update processing is permitted with respect to a section in which the change degree exceeds the threshold.