Patents by Inventor Yoshiharu Saito

Yoshiharu Saito 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: 20220128808
    Abstract: Provided is an optical signal detection device that includes: an objective; a holding member provided between the objective and a sample to hold the sample; and a gel member that fills a space between the objective and the holding member. The gel member has ¼ scale penetration indicating a value of 44 to 111, both inclusive, measured based on a penetration test using a ¼ scale cone of JIS K 2220.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiharu SAITO, Kentaro IMOTO, Daisuke NISHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20210300182
    Abstract: Provided is a control device comprising: a motor output decision unit configured to decide a magnitude of an output of the motor, based on a magnitude of a requested output that is an output requested to be supplied to drive wheels; a first rotation number decision unit configured to decide a first target value of a rotation number of the motor, based on the magnitude of the output of the motor decided by the motor output decision unit; and a display control unit configured to change a display method of the power indicator in a case where the motor supplies power to the drive wheels in a first mode and in a case where the motor supplies power to the drive wheels in a second mode different from the first mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi OHSHIMA, Naoki YUI, Kazuhiro SAITO, Yoshiharu SAITO, Takuya Iwata
  • Publication number: 20210291655
    Abstract: A control device controls an instrument configured to indicate a state of a moving body. An instrument has a first object having a line shape or band shape that is continuously visually recognized, a second object indicative of a present value of an output index that is an index relating to an output energy amount, and a third object indicative of a present value of a regeneration index that is an index relating to a regenerative energy amount. A partial region on the first object is formed with an output region in which the present value of the output index is indicated by a position on the region, and a region different from the output region on the first object is formed with a regeneration region in which the present value of the regeneration index is indicated by a position on the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SAITO, Yoshiharu SAITO, Naoki YUI, Satoshi OHSHIMA, Takuya Iwata
  • Patent number: 10100921
    Abstract: A stay time integrating device integrates stay time of an accelerator pedal in each pedal stroke position within a predetermined stroke range including a click position. A click stroke calculating device calculates a click stroke based on a pedal stroke position where stay time calculated by the integrating device is the shortest. Thus, it is possible to correctly calculate the click stroke with which the accelerator pedal is actually depressed beyond the click position. In accordance with the click stroke, a control stroke calculating device updates a relationship of the control stroke with a pedal stroke. Accordingly, even if the click stroke varies from one vehicle to another, kick-down which a driver intends can be performed in synchronism with depression of the accelerator pedal beyond the click position by compensating for the variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei Taka, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Publication number: 20170335927
    Abstract: The power transmission device includes an internal-combustion engine 25, a drive-source-side shaft, a flywheel 30 provided on the drive-source-side shaft 2, a speed changer 10, which has an input shaft and an output, and clutches C1 and C2 capable of releasably transmitting the power between the drive-source-side shaft 2 and the input shaft, wherein the internal-combustion engine 25 and the speed changer 10 are disposed in the traveling direction of the vehicle. A differential gear mechanism 101 and a drive shaft 201, which are positioned between the flywheel 30 and the clutches C1 and C2 so as to be orthogonal to the drive-source-side shaft 2 and which transmit the power output from the speed changer 10 to left and right drive wheels RW, are provided. The drive shaft 201 is disposed above the central axis of rotation of the drive-source-side shaft 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiro Obinata, Kazuma Hatakeyama, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Patent number: 9611934
    Abstract: A shift control apparatus for an automatic transmission includes a controller. The controller is configured to control the automatic transmission. The automatic transmission includes a first input shaft, a second input shaft, an output shaft, a first clutch, a second clutch, and gear trains. In a case where a standby shift stage does not lie between a predetermined current shift stage and a target shift stage, the controller controls the first clutch to be disengaged and the second clutch to be engaged, and then controls a synchronizing device among synchronizing devices for the predetermined current shift stage to be disengaged and a synchronizing device among the synchronizing devices for the target shift stage to be engaged during a disengagement of the first clutch, and then controls the second clutch to be disengaged and the first clutch to be engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Eto, Yoshiharu Saito, Hiroki Endo
  • Patent number: 9458930
    Abstract: Adding a driver's intention and running environments to conditions for cancelling a delay of an upshift after kickdown enables the upshift at a suitable timing depending on a vehicle's running environments and aspects of the driver's operation. A shift control device for automatic transmission calculates an allowance driving force of the vehicle when upshifting at a current vehicle speed and throttle opening, and also calculates a threshold value of a driving force depending on an average value of throttle opening variation, an average value of vehicle speed variation, a cornering judgment of a winding degree of a road on which the vehicle is running and a gradient judgment of a gradient of a road surface on which the vehicle is running. Then, after comparing the threshold value and the allowance driving force, the device permits an upshift when the allowance driving force is larger than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Inagawa, Yoshiharu Saito, Christoph Karger
  • Publication number: 20160076638
    Abstract: A stay time integrating device integrates stay time of an accelerator pedal in each pedal stroke position within a predetermined stroke range including a click position. A click stroke calculating device calculates a click stroke based on a pedal stroke position where stay time calculated by the integrating device is the shortest. Thus, it is possible to correctly calculate the click stroke with which the accelerator pedal is actually depressed beyond the click position. In accordance with the click stroke, a control stroke calculating device updates a relationship of the control stroke with a pedal stroke. Accordingly, even if the click stroke varies from one vehicle to another, kick-down which a driver intends can be performed in synchronism with depression of the accelerator pedal beyond the click position by compensating for the variation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei Taka, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Publication number: 20150345633
    Abstract: A shift control apparatus for an automatic transmission includes a controller. The controller is configured to control the automatic transmission. The automatic transmission includes a first input shaft, a second input shaft, an output shaft, a first clutch, a second clutch, and gear trains. In a case where a standby shift stage does not lie between a predetermined current shift stage and a target shift stage, the controller controls the first clutch to be disengaged and the second clutch to be engaged, and then controls a synchronizing device among synchronizing devices for the predetermined current shift stage to be disengaged and a synchronizing device among the synchronizing devices for the target shift stage to be engaged during a disengagement of the first clutch, and then controls the second clutch to be disengaged and the first clutch to be engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi ETO, Yoshiharu SAITO, Hiroki ENDO
  • Publication number: 20150184742
    Abstract: Adding a driver's intention and running environments to conditions for cancelling a delay of an upshift after kickdown enables the upshift at a suitable timing depending on a vehicle's running environments and aspects of the driver's operation. A shift control device for automatic transmission calculates an allowance driving force of the vehicle when upshifting at a current vehicle speed and throttle opening, and also calculates a threshold value of a driving force depending on an average value of throttle opening variation, an average value of vehicle speed variation, a cornering judgment of a winding degree of a road on which the vehicle is running and a gradient judgment of a gradient of a road surface on which the vehicle is running. Then, after comparing the threshold value and the allowance driving force, the device permits an upshift when the allowance driving force is larger than the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Yasushi Inagawa, Yoshiharu Saito, Christoph Karger
  • Patent number: 8741224
    Abstract: Electricity is suppressed from flowing through a case of an electrically heated catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mamoru Yoshioka, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Publication number: 20130183205
    Abstract: Electricity is suppressed from flowing through a case of an electrically heated catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mamoru Yoshioka, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Patent number: 8473169
    Abstract: A vehicle transmission control apparatus includes an expected-acceleration calculator configured to calculate an expected acceleration of a vehicle based on at least an engine load and a vehicle speed. An actual-acceleration calculator is configured to calculate an actual acceleration of the vehicle. An uphill determination device is configured to calculate an uphill determination value based on a difference between the expected acceleration and the actual acceleration and configured to calculate a corrected uphill determination value by subjecting the uphill determination value to moderating calculation using a moderating coefficient and to update the corrected uphill determination value in accordance with the moderating coefficient. A transmission-characteristic selecting device is configured to select one of transmission characteristics based on the corrected uphill determination value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Gokan, Osahide Miyamoto, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Patent number: 8303588
    Abstract: An external skeletal fixation device includes first and second pin clamp units fixedly holding rodlike members inserted, respectively, into a first part and a second part of a bone on the opposite sides, respectively, of a virtual hinge point corresponding to a center of rotational angulation, a center on opposite sides of a fracture site of the bone or a part of the osteotomy site for deformity correction are turned, or a center about which a joint turns. A connecting mechanism connecting the first and second pin clamp units has first and second arms pivotally connected to the first and second pin clamp units, respectively. The respective axes of rotary joints respectively connecting the first pin clamp unit and the first arm, the second pin clamp unit and the second arm, and the first arm and the second arms extend toward the virtual hinge point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignees: Sunmedix Co., Ltd., Mizuho Ika Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kozo Nakamura, Isao Ohnishi, Masahiko Bessho, Satoru Oohashi, Tsuneo Aoki, Mitsuo Sato, Tatsuko Sato, legal representative, Ryojiro Asano, Kazuo Watanabe, Hiroshi Matsuzawa, Toshiro Uehara, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Patent number: 8294984
    Abstract: A microscope includes a laser light source, an optical system which changes a beam diameter, and a field stop disposed at a position conjugating with a sample plane, in this order beginning from the side of the laser light source. In this microscopes the following conditional equation is satisfied: A?D/2 where “A” is the diameter of the field stop, and “D” is the diameter of light incident to the field stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Kusaka, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Patent number: 8185048
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a transmitter configured to supply an information signal as an electric field to a transmission medium; a receiver configured to detect the electric field through the transmission medium to acquire the information signal; an insulating casing that accommodates at least one of the transmitter and the receiver; and a filling member that is arranged at least one of between the casing and the transmitter and between the casing and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hebiguchi, Mitsuharu Nakasato, Makoto Sasaki, Daichi Inoue, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Patent number: 8180288
    Abstract: A communication system according to the present invention includes a transmitter for applying a transmission signal to a human body as an electric field, and a receiver for receiving the transmission signal by detecting the electric field via the human body. The receiver includes a reception electrode which faces the human body, a resonance circuit formed of a resonance inductor and a resonance capacitor, and a coupling capacitor for capacitively coupling the reception electrode and the resonance circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hebiguchi, Masahito Nakamura, Yoshiharu Saito, Daichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20110251778
    Abstract: A fuel injection control apparatus, which is applied to a cylinder-injection internal combustion engine directly injecting fuel into a cylinder from a fuel injection valve, includes an injection control unit which issues a command to perform injection control for the fuel injection valve by using an injection command signal, a drive circuit which drives the fuel injection valve based on the injection command signal outputted from the injection control unit, and a temperature information obtaining unit which obtains temperature information associated with temperature in the fuel injection control apparatus. The injection control unit issues a command to perform injection control for reducing heat generation of the drive circuit by using the injection command signal based on the temperature information obtained by the temperature information obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiharu SAITO, Tsukasa Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20110086595
    Abstract: A transceiver includes a transmitting/receiving electrode that comes into contact with or is capacitively coupled to a human body, serving as a transmission medium, a receiving mechanism connected to the transmitting/receiving electrode, and a transmitting mechanism connected to the transmitting/receiving electrode. Upon signal transmission, the receiving mechanism is open-circuited as viewed from the transmitting/receiving electrode to allow the impedance on the transmitting mechanism side as viewed from the transmitting/receiving electrode to match that of the human body. Upon signal reception, the transmitting mechanism is open-circuited as viewed from the transmitting/receiving electrode to allow the impedance on the receiving mechanism side as viewed from the transmitting/receiving electrode to match that of the human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventors: Etsuya SHIBATA, Yoshiharu Saito
  • Patent number: 7770486
    Abstract: In an automatic transmission, a shift lever is operable to move to one of a plurality of shift positions corresponding to ranges established as selectable options. The plurality of shift positions are each configured as one of a momentary position allowing the shift lever to automatically return to a home position and a retention position allowing the shift lever to be held therein. A return mechanism for causing the shift lever held in the retention position to return to the home position is provided. The return mechanism is enabled on one of conditions that the parking switch be turned on and that an ignition switch be turned off. In a manual transmission, a return mechanism for causing the shift lever held in a gear stage to return to a home position is provided, and the return mechanism is enabled on condition that an ignition switch be turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Morita, Yasushi Ohkawa, Yoshiharu Saito, Tomohiro Sakuraba, Atsushi Komatsu, Kotaro Hiramine, Shusaku Noguchi, Yoshinori Furusawa, Makirou Ishimoto