Patents by Inventor Yoshihisa Hirose

Yoshihisa Hirose 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: 10845348
    Abstract: A gas sensor includes: a cell array which includes a plurality of cells disposed in rows and columns; a read-out circuit which reads out signals from the plurality of cells; and a signal processor which processes the signals read out. Each of the plurality of cells includes: a gas molecule detector which is electrically isolated between adjacent ones of the plurality of cells; and an amplifier circuit which is electrically connected to the gas molecule detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Okino, Yutaka Hirose, Yoshihisa Kato, Akio Oki
  • Patent number: 10837896
    Abstract: An electronic prepared slide includes: an image sensor that has a light receiving surface and receives, on the light receiving surface, light that has passed through a specimen disposed above the light receiving surface; and a removable nonvolatile transparent film that is disposed on the light receiving surface and seals the light receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Okino, Shota Yamada, Yutaka Hirose, Yoshihisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Manabu Kamoshida, Hideto Motomura, Yoshihide Sawada
  • Patent number: 10725476
    Abstract: An unmanned operation vehicle includes a housing, a wheel provided in the housing, and an operation unit provided under the housing. The housing includes a plurality of cameras configured to capture an image of an outside of the unmanned operation vehicle. The plurality of cameras are arranged substantially at a center of an upper surface of the housing in a plan view. The housing may include a single camera unit including the plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose
  • Patent number: 10653058
    Abstract: An unmanned operation vehicle includes a housing, a wheel provided in the housing, and an operation unit provided under the housing. The housing includes a camera unit, a stop switch configured to stop driving of the wheel and the operation unit when actuated, and a stop switch actuating member configured to actuate the stop switch. The camera unit is arranged substantially at a center of an upper surface of the housing in a plan view, and the stop switch actuating member is arranged immediately above an upper surface of the camera unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose
  • Patent number: 10396352
    Abstract: Provided are a non-aqueous electrolyte battery and a non-aqueous electrolyte battery system that can be repeatedly charged and that have good storage characteristics in a high-temperature environment. A non-aqueous electrolyte battery of the present invention includes an electrode body in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are laminated with a separator interposed therebetween, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode has a laminated body including a metal base layer that does not form an alloy with Li, and Al active layers respectively bonded to both faces of the metal base layer, or a laminated body including a metal base layer that is made of a metal selected from Ni, Ti, and Fe, or an alloy thereof, and an Al active layer bonded to the metal base layer. A Li—Al alloy is formed at least on a surface side of each Al active layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hatakeyama, Yasunori Masaoka, Yoshihisa Hirose
  • Publication number: 20180364729
    Abstract: An unmanned operation vehicle includes a housing, a wheel provided in the housing, and an operation unit provided under the housing. The housing includes a plurality of cameras configured to capture an image of an outside of the unmanned operation vehicle. The plurality of cameras are arranged substantially at a center of an upper surface of the housing in a plan view. The housing may include a single camera unit including the plurality of cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose
  • Publication number: 20180317384
    Abstract: An unmanned operation vehicle includes a housing, a wheel provided in the housing, and an operation unit provided under the housing. The housing includes a camera unit, a stop switch configured to stop driving of the wheel and the operation unit when actuated, and a stop switch actuating member configured to actuate the stop switch. The camera unit is arranged substantially at a center of an upper surface of the housing in a plan view, and the stop switch actuating member is arranged immediately above an upper surface of the camera unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose
  • Patent number: 10094533
    Abstract: A marking device includes a light-emitting unit configured to emit light, a housing configured to accommodate the light-emitting unit, and a support configured to support the housing. The housing can include a transmitting portion configured to transmit the light from the light-emitting unit through a circumferential portion of the housing, and a roof covering the light-emitting unit accommodated in the housing. The housing can include a side wall formed between every two adjacent windows of the plurality of windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., ZMP Inc.
    Inventors: Minami Kigami, Makoto Yamanaka, Tsutomu Mizoroke, Yoshihisa Hirose, Kensei Yamashita, Masaki Segawa, Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Justin Sung Jit Wong
  • Patent number: 10067511
    Abstract: An automatic operation vehicle that automatically performs an operation in an operation area is provided. A survey unit acquires the position information of the marker using a first angle between the moving direction and a direction to the marker from a first point through which the vehicle passes during the movement in a constant moving direction, a second angle between the moving direction and a direction to the marker from a second different point through which the vehicle passes during the movement in the moving direction, and a distance between the first point and the second point. The survey unit determines the first point and/or the second point during the movement of the vehicle in the moving direction such that the angle difference between the first angle and the second angle becomes close to 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Shiromizu, Tsutomu Mizoroke, Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose, Minami Kigami, Kensei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10068141
    Abstract: An automatic operation vehicle that automatically performs an operation in an operation area is provided. The vehicle includes an image analysis unit configured to extract a marker included in an image captured by a camera provided on the automatic operation vehicle. If a situation in which the marker that was extracted from the image captured by the camera cannot be extracted by the image analysis unit from the image captured by the camera has occurred during a movement of the automatic operation vehicle in a constant direction. The image analysis unit determines whether the marker extracted before an occurrence of the situation and the marker extracted after an elimination of the situation are the same marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Shiromizu, Tsutomu Mizoroke, Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose, Minami Kigami, Kensei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10054952
    Abstract: An automatic operation vehicle that automatically performs an operation in an operation area is provided. The vehicle includes a moving direction determination unit configured to determine a moving direction of the vehicle, an image analysis unit configured to extract a marker included in an image captured by a camera provided on the vehicle, and a survey unit configured to acquire, by triangulation, position information of the marker extracted by the image analysis unit. When the survey unit starts acquiring the position information of the marker, the moving direction determination unit determines, as the moving direction, a direction in which the vehicle does not come into contact with the marker, and an angle difference with respect to a direction from a current position of the vehicle to the marker is smaller than 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Shiromizu, Tsutomu Mizoroke, Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose, Minami Kigami, Kensei Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10041588
    Abstract: A working machine having a belt-type continuously variable transmission in a working power transmission system includes a target working speed setting section for optionally setting a target working rotational speed of a working unit, a working unit speed sensor that detects an actual working rotational speed of the working unit, a speed reduction ratio regulation mechanism that regulates a minimum speed reduction ratio of a rotational speed of a driven pulley with respect to a drive pulley, and a control unit. The control unit controls a drive source rotational speed to bring the actual working rotational speed close to the target working rotational speed, obtains a minimum limit speed reduction ratio based upon a target minimum rotational speed of a drive source and the target working rotational speed, and controls the speed reduction ratio regulation mechanism to keep the minimum limit speed reduction ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Yuki, Yoshihisa Hirose, Hiroo Kanke
  • Patent number: 9828735
    Abstract: Disclosed is a snow removal machine capable of adjusting a snow throwing direction of a snow throwing section by means of a snow throwing drive section, which comprises: a snow throwing direction sensor for detecting a snow throwing direction of the snow throwing section; a snow removal machine inclination angle sensor for detecting an inclination angle of the snow removal machine or the snow throwing section relative to a horizontal surface; and a control section that controls the snow throwing drive section to adjust the snow throwing direction of the snow throwing section based on respective detection values of the snow throwing direction detected by the snow throwing direction sensor and the inclination angle detected by the snow removal machine inclination angle sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Yuki, Jun Fukano, Shinsaku Nakayama, Yoshihisa Hirose
  • Publication number: 20170284625
    Abstract: A marking device includes a light-emitting unit configured to emit light, a housing configured to accommodate the light-emitting unit, and a support configured to support the housing. The housing can include a transmitting portion configured to transmit the light from the light-emitting unit through a circumferential portion of the housing, and a roof covering the light-emitting unit accommodated in the housing. The housing can include a side wall formed between every two adjacent windows of the plurality of windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Minami Kigami, Makoto Yamanaka, Tsutomu Mizoroke, Yoshihisa Hirose, Kensei Yamashita, Masaki Segawa, Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Justin Sung Jit Wong
  • Publication number: 20170269604
    Abstract: An automatic operation vehicle that automatically performs an operation in an operation area is provided. A survey unit acquires the position information of the marker using a first angle between the moving direction and a direction to the marker from a first point through which the vehicle passes during the movement in a constant moving direction, a second angle between the moving direction and a direction to the marker from a second different point through which the vehicle passes during the movement in the moving direction, and a distance between the first point and the second point. The survey unit determines the first point and/or the second point during the movement of the vehicle in the moving direction such that the angle difference between the first angle and the second angle becomes close to 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Shiromizu, Tsutomu Mizoroke, Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose, Minami Kigami, Kensei Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20170269603
    Abstract: An automatic operation vehicle that automatically performs an operation in an operation area is provided. The vehicle includes a moving direction determination unit configured to determine a moving direction of the vehicle, an image analysis unit configured to extract a marker included in an image captured by a camera provided on the vehicle, and a survey unit configured to acquire, by triangulation, position information of the marker extracted by the image analysis unit. When the survey unit starts acquiring the position information of the marker, the moving direction determination unit determines, as the moving direction, a direction in which the vehicle does not come into contact with the marker, and an angle difference with respect to a direction from a current position of the vehicle to the marker is smaller than 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Shiromizu, Tsutomu Mizoroke, Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose, Minami Kigami, Kensei Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20170270369
    Abstract: An automatic operation vehicle that automatically performs an operation in an operation area is provided. The vehicle includes an image analysis unit configured to extract a marker included in an image captured by a camera provided on the automatic operation vehicle. If a situation in which the marker that was extracted from the image captured by the camera cannot be extracted by the image analysis unit from the image captured by the camera has occurred during a movement of the automatic operation vehicle in a constant direction. The image analysis unit determines whether the marker extracted before an occurrence of the situation and the marker extracted after an elimination of the situation are the same marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Shiromizu, Tsutomu Mizoroke, Makoto Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Hirose, Minami Kigami, Kensei Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20170263926
    Abstract: Provided are a non-aqueous electrolyte battery and a non-aqueous electrolyte battery system that can be repeatedly charged and that have good storage characteristics in a high-temperature environment. A non-aqueous electrolyte battery of the present invention includes an electrode body in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are laminated with a separator interposed therebetween, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The negative electrode has a laminated body including a metal base layer that does not form an alloy with Li, and Al active layers respectively bonded to both faces of the metal base layer, or a laminated body including a metal base layer that is made of a metal selected from Ni, Ti, and Fe, or an alloy thereof, and an Al active layer bonded to the metal base layer. A Li—Al alloy is formed at least on a surface side of each Al active layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hatakeyama, Yasunori Masaoka, Yoshihisa Hirose
  • Publication number: 20170114894
    Abstract: A working machine having a belt-type continuously variable transmission in a working power transmission system includes a target working speed setting section for optionally setting a target working rotational speed of a working unit, a working unit speed sensor that detects an actual working rotational speed of the working unit, a speed reduction ratio regulation mechanism that regulates a minimum speed reduction ratio of a rotational speed of a driven pulley with respect to a drive pulley, and a control unit. The control unit controls a drive source rotational speed to bring the actual working rotational speed close to the target working rotational speed, obtains a minimum limit speed reduction ratio based upon a target minimum rotational speed of a drive source and the target working rotational speed, and controls the speed reduction ratio regulation mechanism to keep the minimum limit speed reduction ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Toru Yuki, Yoshihisa Hirose, Hiroo Kanke
  • Publication number: 20160244925
    Abstract: Disclosed is a snow removal machine capable of adjusting a snow throwing direction of a snow throwing section by means of a snow throwing drive section, which comprises: a snow throwing direction sensor for detecting a snow throwing direction of the snow throwing section; a snow removal machine inclination angle sensor for detecting an inclination angle of the snow removal machine or the snow throwing section relative to a horizontal surface; and a control section that controls the snow throwing drive section to adjust the snow throwing direction of the snow throwing section based on respective detection values of the snow throwing direction detected by the snow throwing direction sensor and the inclination angle detected by the snow removal machine inclination angle sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Toru Yuki, Jun Fukano, Shinsaku Nakayama, Yoshihisa Hirose