Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Torii

Yasuhiro Torii 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: 11225148
    Abstract: A target value obtaining section obtains a target value for the difference in rotational motion between a first motor and a second motor and a target value for output torque. A torque command value calculating section calculates a torque command value for the first motor and a torque command value for the second motor that achieve both of the target value for the difference in rotational motion and the target value for the output torque by using an inverse model of a motion model corresponding to a merging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Teruhiko Nakazawa, Ryoichi Hibino, Hiroyuki Nishizawa, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Gentaro Yamanaka, Yasushi Amano, Masaru Sugai, Yasuhiro Torii
  • Patent number: 11221231
    Abstract: An encoder includes a magnetic sensor having higher detection sensitivity to a magnetic field applied in a reading direction, while having lower detection sensitivity to a magnetic field applied in a direction forming a greater angle with respect to the reading direction, an encoder substrate having the magnetic sensor mounted thereon, a magnetic shield to shield against a magnetic field including a side portion covering sides of the magnetic sensor and a top-side portion covering a top of the magnetic sensor, a permanent magnet located to face the encoder substrate, a shaft having the permanent magnet attached to a tip end of the shaft, and a bracket to support the shaft in a rotatable manner, wherein on the side portion of the magnetic shield, a notch as a connector insertion portion is located not to overlap an extended area of the magnetic sensor in the reading direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisanori Torii, Takuya Noguchi, Daisuke Kanamori, Takeshi Musha, Fumiaki Tsuchiya, Yasuhiro Kitayama
  • Patent number: 11214085
    Abstract: A conveying device includes a controller configured to control conveyance of a workpiece. The controller includes a first calculator configured to calculate a first roll estimated radius of a first roll varied as a first support shaft rotates. The controller further includes a second calculator configured to calculate a second roll estimated radius of a second roll varied as a second support shaft rotates. The controller also includes a first support shaft drive controller configured to cause a first support shaft driving motor to rotary drive at a first angular velocity according to the first roll estimated radius. The controller further includes a second support shaft drive controller configured to cause a second support shaft driving motor to rotary drive at a second angular velocity according to the second roll estimated radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Torii, Yuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 11047453
    Abstract: A planetary gear mechanism has a first planetary gear train that includes a ring gear to which power from a main power source is input, a planetary carrier that is connected to a first output shaft, a first planetary pinion that is turnably supported by the planetary carrier, and a first sun gear that is connected to a distribution electric motor. The planetary gear mechanism also has a second planetary gear train that includes the ring gear, the planetary carrier, the first planetary pinion, a second planetary pinion that is turnably supported by the planetary carrier, and a second sun gear that is connected to a second output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Yasumitsu Osada, Teruhiko Nakazawa, Atsushi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Nishizawa, Yasuhiro Torii
  • Patent number: 11025795
    Abstract: An operation mode control system includes an obtainment processing portion and a shift processing portion. The obtainment processing portion obtains sound volume data indicating a sound volume level of ambient sound around an image forming apparatus that is operating in a first mode in which all or a part of functions relating to image formation is restricted. The shift processing portion shifts, when a count of a number of times it is determined during a preset specific time period that the sound volume level is a first reference level or more, is a preset specific count or more, the image forming apparatus into a second mode in which it is possible for image formation to begin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Torii
  • Patent number: 10926647
    Abstract: A vehicle driving apparatus includes a first motor, a second motor, and a planetary mechanism, and obtains a driving force by combining motive forces obtained from the first motor and the second motor by a planetary gear of the planetary mechanism. The vehicle driving apparatus includes at least one of a design value and a control quantity in which a frequency ratio between a sound generated by a rotation of the first motor and a sound generated by a rotation of the second motor satisfies a reduction condition of dissonance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Teruhiko Nakazawa, Ryoichi Hibino, Makoto Kusakabe, Yasumitsu Osada, Shoji Nakahara, Hiroyuki Nishizawa, Yasuhiro Torii
  • Publication number: 20210023861
    Abstract: A conveying device includes a controller configured to control conveyance of a workpiece. The controller includes a first calculator configured to calculate a first roll estimated radius of a first roll varied as a first support shaft rotates. The controller further includes a second calculator configured to calculate a second roll estimated radius of a second roll varied as a second support shaft rotates. The controller also includes a first support shaft drive controller configured to cause a first support shaft driving motor to rotary drive at a first angular velocity according to the first roll estimated radius. The controller further includes a second support shaft drive controller configured to cause a second support shaft driving motor to rotary drive at a second angular velocity according to the second roll estimated radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Torii, Yuki Tamura
  • Publication number: 20210008909
    Abstract: A cartridge includes: a cartridge case; a first supply portion including a heat-sensitive medium; and a second supply portion including an adhesive medium. The heat-sensitive medium includes a base material, a plurality of heat-sensitive layers, and at least one heat-insulating layer in a stacked state. The heat-sensitive layers include: a first heat-sensitive layer for producing a first color when heated above a first temperature; and a second heat-sensitive layer for producing a second color when heated above a second temperature higher than. the first temperature. The cartridge case includes: an opening for exposing the heat-sensitive medium; and a guide part positioned downstream of the opening in a conveying direction of the heat-sensitive medium for guiding the heat-sensitive medium and the adhesive medium bonded to a surface of the heat-sensitive medium opposite the base material with respect to the plurality of heat-sensitive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kohei Terada, Keisuke Nishihara, Akira Minami, Tomoaki Hazeyama, Yasuhiro Torii, Mariko Niizeki
  • Publication number: 20200137256
    Abstract: An operation mode control system includes an obtainment processing portion and a shift processing portion. The obtainment processing portion obtains sound volume data indicating a sound volume level of ambient sound around an image forming apparatus that is operating in a first mode in which all or a part of functions relating to image formation is restricted. The shift processing portion shifts, when a count of a number of times it is determined during a preset specific time period that the sound volume level is a first reference level or more, is a preset specific count or more, the image forming apparatus into a second mode in which it is possible for image formation to begin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Torii
  • Publication number: 20190329658
    Abstract: A vehicle driving apparatus includes a first motor, a second motor, and a planetary mechanism, and obtains a driving force by combining motive forces obtained from the first motor and the second motor by a planetary gear of the planetary mechanism. The vehicle driving apparatus includes at least one of a design value and a control quantity in which a frequency ratio between a sound generated by a rotation of the first motor and a sound generated by a rotation of the second motor satisfies a reduction condition of dissonance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Teruhiko NAKAZAWA, Ryoichi HIBINO, Makoto KUSAKABE, Yasumitsu OSADA, Shoji NAKAHARA, Hiroyuki NISHIZAWA, Yasuhiro TORII
  • Publication number: 20190316655
    Abstract: A planetary gear mechanism has a first planetary gear train that includes a ring gear to which power from a main power source is input, a planetary carrier that is connected to a first output shaft, a first planetary pinion that is turnably supported by the planetary carrier, and a first sun gear that is connected to a distribution electric motor. The planetary gear mechanism also has a second planetary gear train that includes the ring gear, the planetary carrier, the first planetary pinion, a second planetary pinion that is turnably supported by the planetary carrier, and a second sun gear that is connected to a second output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Yasumitsu OSADA, Teruhiko NAKAZAWA, Atsushi SUZUKI, Hiroyuki NISHIZAWA, Yasuhiro TORII
  • Patent number: 10434793
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a main body having a space therein, a thermal head arranged on a substrate provided in the space, the thermal head having heating elements arranged along a predetermined arrangement direction; a first conveyor which conveys an ink ribbon along a first conveyance path orthogonal to the arrangement direction, a second conveyor which conveys a printing object along a second conveyance path orthogonal to the arrangement direction and on an opposite side of the thermal head with respect to the first conveyance path, a first temperature sensor provided in a first space on a side of the thermal head with respect to the first conveyance path, a second temperature sensor provided in a second space between the first conveyance path and the second conveyance path, and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kondo, Yasuhiro Torii, Kohei Terada
  • Publication number: 20190176645
    Abstract: A target value obtaining section obtains a target value for the difference in rotational motion between a first motor and a second motor and a target value for output torque. A torque command value calculating section calculates a torque command value for the first motor and a torque command value for the second motor that achieve both of the target value for the difference in rotational motion and the target value for the output torque by using an inverse model of a motion model corresponding to a merging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Teruhiko NAKAZAWA, Ryoichi HIBINO, Hiroyuki NISHIZAWA, Atsushi KAWAGUCHI, Gentaro YAMANAKA, Yasushi AMANO, Masaru SUGAI, Yasuhiro TORII
  • Patent number: 10265966
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a main-body having a space therein; a thermal head arranged on a substrate provided in the space, the thermal head having heating elements arranged along a predetermined arrangement direction; a conveyor which conveys a thermal paper along a conveyance path provided in the space and intersecting with the arrangement direction; a first temperature sensor provided in a first space in the space on a side of the thermal head with respect to the conveyance path; a second temperature sensor provided in a second space in the space on a side opposite to the thermal head with respect to the conveyance path; and a processor configured to: correct an amount of applying energy to be applied to the heating elements, based on first and second temperatures detected by the first and second temperature sensors; and apply corrected amount of the applying energy selectively to the heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kondo, Yasuhiro Torii, Kohei Terada
  • Patent number: 10226943
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a main body; a cassette including a cassette case and a printing medium accommodated in the cassette case; an installing portion provided on the main body for installing the cassette detachably; a thermal head arranged on a substrate provided in the installing portion and having heating elements arranged along a predetermined arrangement direction; a conveyor which conveys the printing medium of the cassette installed in the installing portion along a conveyance path orthogonal to the arrangement direction; a first temperature sensor provided, in the installing portion, on a side of the thermal head with respect to the conveyance path; a second temperature sensor provided in the interior of the cassette case or the installing portion; and a processor which corrects an amount of applying energy to be applied to the heating elements, based on first and second temperatures detected by the first and second temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kondo, Yasuhiro Torii, Kohei Terada
  • Publication number: 20180281453
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a main body; a cassette including a cassette case and a printing medium accommodated in the cassette case; an installing portion provided on the main body for installing the cassette detachably; a thermal head arranged on a substrate provided in the installing portion and having heating elements arranged along a predetermined arrangement direction; a conveyor which conveys the printing medium of the cassette installed in the installing portion along a conveyance path orthogonal to the arrangement direction; a first temperature sensor provided, in the installing portion, on a side of the thermal head with respect to the conveyance path; a second temperature sensor provided in the interior of the cassette case or the installing portion; and a processor which corrects an amount of applying energy to be applied to the heating elements, based on first and second temperatures detected by the first and second temperature sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kondo, Yasuhiro Torii, Kohei Terada
  • Publication number: 20180281454
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a main body having a space therein, a thermal head arranged on a substrate provided in the space, the thermal head having heating elements arranged along a predetermined arrangement direction; a first conveyor which conveys an ink ribbon along a first conveyance path orthogonal to the arrangement direction, a second conveyor which conveys a printing object along a second conveyance path orthogonal to the arrangement direction and on an opposite side of the thermal head with respect to the first conveyance path, a first temperature sensor provided in a first space on a side of the thermal head with respect to the first conveyance path, a second temperature sensor provided in a second space between the first conveyance path and the second conveyance path, and a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kondo, Yasuhiro Torii, Kohei Terada
  • Publication number: 20180281455
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a main-body having a space therein; a thermal head arranged on a substrate provided in the space, the thermal head having heating elements arranged along a predetermined arrangement direction; a conveyor which conveys a thermal paper along a conveyance path provided in the space and intersecting with the arrangement direction; a first temperature sensor provided in a first space in the space on a side of the thermal head with respect to the conveyance path; a second temperature sensor provided in a second space in the space on a side opposite to the thermal head with respect to the conveyance path; and a processor configured to: correct an amount of applying energy to be applied to the heating elements, based on first and second temperatures detected by the first and second temperature sensors; and apply corrected amount of the applying energy selectively to the heating elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kondo, Yasuhiro Torii, Kohei Terada
  • Patent number: 9321279
    Abstract: A tape printer with a thermal head and a tape cassette for forming a self-laminating printed label: wherein the tape cassette comprises; an ink ribbon including a print ink layer formed from opaque ink, a transparent ink layer formed from transparent ink and a longitudinal film base, the print ink layer and the transparent ink layer being coated on the film base in a longitudinal direction of the film base; a print tape including a longitudinal transparent film portion with a first surface side and a second surface side opposite to the first surface side, the opaque ink of the print ink layer and the transparent ink of the transparent ink layer being transferred to the first surface side of the transparent film portion from the ink ribbon; wherein, in the print tape, a transparent adhesive layer is coated on the second surface side of the transparent film portion, the opaque ink of the print ink layer is transferred on a first end side of the first surface side of the transparent film portion in a width direc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Torii
  • Patent number: 9266365
    Abstract: A printer includes a feeding portion, a guide portion, and a processor. The processor determines whether a roll sheet in the printer is an inward facing roll sheet or an outward facing roll sheet. When the roll sheet is the inward facing roll sheet, the processor controls the feeding portion to move the downstream-side end portion of the print medium from the cutting position to an upstream side in the feed direction than the upstream end portion before the printing. And the processor controls the printing portion to start printing. When the roll sheet is the outward facing roll sheet, the processor controls the printing portion to start printing in a state in which a downstream-side end portion of the print medium in the feed direction is positioned further to a downstream side in the feed direction than an upstream-side end portion of the guide portion in the feed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Susumu Murata, Yasuhiro Torii