Patents by Inventor Yoshinori Maeda

Yoshinori Maeda 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: 20200262467
    Abstract: An upper bracket of a steering column apparatus includes a vehicle body-side bracket including side plates, a tube-side bracket including side plates, and a support shaft. The vehicle body-side bracket has first coupling holes in the side plates. The tube-side bracket has second coupling holes in the side plates. The first coupling holes and the second coupling holes are configured such that the vehicle body-side bracket and the tube-side bracket are coupled together by inserting the support shaft through the first coupling holes and the second coupling holes. Each of the second coupling holes is open rearward and is configured such that, when an axial load equal to or greater than a predetermined load is applied to an upper tube, fitting between the second coupling hole and the support shaft is terminated and the tube-side bracket moves forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seigi MAEDA, Kenta TAKAI, Satoki YOSHIMURA, Yoshinori HAKAMATA
  • Publication number: 20200258503
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device and an information processing method for enabling a response in accordance with an intention of a user. Provided is an information processing device including a processing unit configured to calculate a selection probability used when selecting a selection target according to an intention of a user on the basis of utterance information regarding an utterance of the user obtained from an interaction with the user, and select the selection target from among selection target candidates according to the selection probability. The present technology can be applied to a home console system including, for example, a home console such as a smart speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: YOSHINORI MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200240077
    Abstract: The present invention provides a synthetic leather at least including a base fabric (i), an intermediate layer (ii), and a skin layer (iii), in which the intermediate layer (ii) is formed of a moisture-curable hot-melt urethane resin composition containing a hot-melt urethane prepolymer (A1) having an isocyanate group and a foaming agent composition (A2), the skin layer (iii) is formed of an aqueous urethane resin composition (Z) containing a urethane resin (X) and an aqueous medium (Y), and the urethane resin (X) is a reaction product obtained by using a polyol (b1), a reactive silicone (b2) having a functional group which reacts with an isocyanate group, and a polyisocyanate (b3) as essential raw materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo MAEDA, Yoshinori KANAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200212605
    Abstract: In a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) wire connection assembly in which HTS wires each including a HTS layer are connected to each other, a first HTS wire and a second HTS wire that face each other are connected to each other at a plurality of joint portions separated from each other along a longitudinal direction of the first HTS wire and the second HTS wire. Each of the plurality of joint portions may preferably have any one of a rectangle shape, a rounded rectangle shape, and an ellipse shape, and it is preferable to satisfy 0.1<L/W<1.5, and is more preferable to satisfy 0.25<L/W<0.75 when a length in the longitudinal direction of the HTS wire is taken as L and a length in a width direction of the HTS wire is taken as W. It is also preferable that W and/or L monotonously increase from upstream side toward downstream side along the longitudinal direction of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: RIKEN
    Inventors: Shintetsu KANAZAWA, Hideaki MAEDA, Yoshinori YANAGISAWA
  • Publication number: 20200158167
    Abstract: A tapered roller bearing includes an inner ring and an outer ring, and a plurality of rollers that are rollably disposed between raceway surfaces of the inner ring and the outer ring. A flange part is provided at one end portion or both end portions of the inner ring. Crownings are respectively formed on a rolling contact surface of each roller and the raceway surface of the inner ring. At least at one end portion of an effective contact length Le in a generatrix direction of the rolling contact surface of each roller and the raceway surface of the inner ring, a crowning drop amount in the raceway surface of the inner ring is smaller than a crowning drop amount in the rolling contact surface of each roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori MAEDA, Kentaro SUGANUMA
  • Patent number: 10656223
    Abstract: A magnetic field generation apparatus includes a main coil and a variable-current correction coil. The main coil is formed by winding a ReBCO-based superconductive wire rod and generates a magnetic field in a measurement space. The variable-current correction coil is variable in a value of a current, coaxial with the main coil and disposed inside the main coil, and generates a magnetic field which corrects a uniformity of the magnetic field generated by the main coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Mamoru Hamada, Hideaki Maeda, Yoshinori Yanagisawa, Hideki Nakagome
  • Publication number: 20200087445
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition, wherein a cured product of the thermosetting resin composition that has been cured at 130° C. for 15 minutes has a moisture absorptivity of 2.5% or less after 168 hours at 85° C. and 85% RH, and a ratio of the light transmittance with a wavelength of 700 nm/the light transmittance with a wavelength of 400 nm of 2 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenzo ONIZUKA, Yoshinori OZUMI, Takanori MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20200072903
    Abstract: A semiconductor device capable of suppressing a sharp change in current consumption and a self-diagnosis control method thereof are provided. According to one embodiment, the semiconductor device 1 includes a logic circuit, which is a circuit to be diagnosed, a self-diagnostic circuit for diagnosing the logic circuit, and a diagnostic control circuit for controlling the diagnosis of the logic circuit by the self-diagnostic circuit, and the diagnostic control circuit includes a diagnostic abort control circuit for gradually stopping the diagnosis of the logic circuit by the self-diagnostic circuit when the semiconductor device receives a stop signal instructing the stop of the diagnosis of the logic circuit by the self-diagnostic circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori NISHIDA, Yoichi MAEDA, Jun MATSUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200075207
    Abstract: A superconducting magnet according to one embodiment includes: a coil including a superconducting layer having a first portion and a second portion, and a joining portion; and a cryostat in which the coil is stored. The first portion and the second portion are located in a termination portion. The superconducting layer forms a closed loop by superconducting joining of the first portion and the second portion at the joining portion. The superconducting layer is made of a high-temperature superconductor. A current flows through the joining portion in a superconducting state when a magnetic field equal to or greater than 1.0 tesla and equal to or less than 5.0 tesla is applied to the joining portion at 77 kelvin. The cryostat is configured such that a temperature inside the cryostat is equal to or greater than 2.0 kelvin and equal to or less than 77 kelvin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicants: RIKEN, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki MAEDA, Yoshinori YANAGISAWA, Kotaro OHKI, Tatsuoki NAGAISHI
  • Patent number: 10565437
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a difference image generation unit which generates a difference image by obtaining a difference between frames of a cutout image which is obtained by cutting out a predetermined region on a photographed image; a feature amount extracting unit which extracts a feature amount from the difference image; and a recognition unit which recognizes a specific movement of an object on the photographed image based on the feature amount which is obtained from the plurality of difference images which are aligned in time sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Jun Yokono, Katsuki Minamino
  • Publication number: 20200020928
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a power generation element that includes a positive electrode having a collector on which a positive electrode active material layer is disposed, an electrolyte layer for retaining an electrolyte, and a negative electrode having a collector on which a negative electrode active material layer is disposed. The negative electrode active material layer has an area greater than that of the positive electrode active material layer. The negative electrode active material layer has a facing portion that faces a positive electrode active material layer with an electrolyte layer interposed by therebetween, and a non-facing portion that is positioned on an outer periphery of the facing portion and does not face the positive electrode active material layer. The non-facing portion has a stretching rate that is less than a stretching rate of the facing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takehiro MAEDA, Yoshinori NARUOKA
  • Publication number: 20200011989
    Abstract: A vehicle sensor unit includes a millimeter wave radar device, an infrared sensor that is arranged at a position adjacent to the millimeter wave radar device, and a cover having a first cover portion and a second cover portion. The first cover portion is located in front of the millimeter wave radar device in a transmission direction of the millimeter waves to conceal the millimeter wave radar device and has millimeter wave transparency. The second cover portion is located in front of the infrared sensor in a transmission direction of the infrared light to conceal the infrared sensor and has infrared light transparency. The millimeter wave radar device and the infrared sensor are attached to the cover so that the whole vehicle sensor unit is configured as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKAHASHI, Koji SAKURAI, Akihiro MISAWA, Tadaoki ICHIKAWA, Hideto MAEDA, Koji OKUMURA, Yasuhito TAKEUCHI, Shintaro OKAWA, Hiroaki ANDO, Yoshinori YOSHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10466794
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that is configured to provide a user interface to control a plurality of controllable objects. The user interface is associated with a gesture recognition area that is defined by a predetermined detection area of a sensor. The gesture recognition area is divided into a plurality of gesture recognition sub-areas based on a number of the controllable objects to be controlled by the user interface. The circuitry is further configured to detect a predetermined gesture within the predetermined detection area, determine the gesture recognition sub-area in which the predetermined gesture is detected, and perform an operation on one of the controllable objects based on the detected predetermined gesture and the determined gesture recognition sub-area in which the predetermined gesture is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Maeda, Jun Yokono, Katsuki Minamino
  • Patent number: 10444628
    Abstract: A compound for forming an organic film shown by the formula (1A), RX)m1??(1A) wherein R represents a single bond or an organic group having 1 to 50 carbon atoms; X represents a group shown by formula (1B); and m1 represents an integer satisfying 2?m1?10, wherein X2 represents a divalent organic group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms; n1 represents 0 or 1; n2 represents 1 or 2; X3 represents a group shown by the formula (1C); and n5 represents 0, 1, or 2, wherein R10 represents a hydrogen atom or a saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, wherein a hydrogen atom of the benzene ring in formula (1C) may be substituted with a methyl group or methoxy group. This compound for forming an organic film can provide organic film composition having good dry etching resistance, heat resistance to 400° C. or higher, high filling and planarizing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kori, Tsutomu Ogihara, Takeru Watanabe, Yoshinori Taneda, Kazunori Maeda
  • Patent number: 10442472
    Abstract: To provide a vehicle floor panel having a certain rigidity and being less prone to deformation during manufacturing and deformation when the vehicle floor panel installed in a vehicle is subjected to loads in various directions from outside the vehicle. A vehicle floor panel includes a floor panel main body made of a fiber-reinforced resin, a plurality of recesses 23-1 to 23-7 protruding on one of a lower surface 22 and upper surface of the floor panel main body and depressed on the other of the surfaces and arranged by being spaced apart from one another, and ribs 24-1 to 24-12 connecting two adjacent ones of the recesses on the one of the surfaces of the floor panel main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Suzuki Motor Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Dome Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shusuke Sanai, Tomomi Ichida, Kanji Takaoka, Yukitane Kimoto, Tomoya Yabu, Yoshinori Yamamori, Hideaki Maeda, Tsubasa Ono, Hiroshi Yuchi, Yasuhiro Kira, Kazuaki Amaoka
  • Patent number: 10444024
    Abstract: A method for guiding a user of an electric vehicle to a charging facility includes: searching for charging facilities existing within a predetermined distance from the current position of the electric vehicle; when a high-output charging facility and a low-output charging facility in a predetermined positional relationship with the high-output charging facility are searched, calculating the estimated value of a remaining charged capacity of a battery of the electric vehicle; calculating the estimated value of a charging time if charging the battery of the electric vehicle from the estimated value of the remaining charged capacity of the battery to a predetermined charged capacity at each of the searched charging facilities; and when the difference between the estimated value of the charging times at the high-output charging facility and the low-output charging facility is a predetermined value or less, presenting the low-output charging facility to the user of the electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoshino, Takehiro Maeda, Yoshinori Naruoka
  • Publication number: 20190305283
    Abstract: A protector includes a plurality of lead-out openings through which electric cables are configured to be led out, and an electric cable attachment part which is provided in a projecting manner at an opening edge part of the lead-out opening and to which the electric cables are configured to be attached through a hinge part with flexibility. The electric cable attachment part is bent toward the lead-out opening by the hinge part, and a bent state thereof is configured to be held by a holding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiji YANAGIDA, Hiroki SHIMODA, Yoshinori ITO, Yoshihiro MAEDA, Fumihiko ICHIKAWA, Kazuya TSUCHIYA, Yuki OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190272352
    Abstract: An event transition model for producing test data may be generated from a plurality of event records, each event record including an event time of an instance, wherein the event transition model includes a plurality of states, each state corresponding to one or more instances of the plurality of event records, event transition probabilities between states, and event transition interval times between states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kumiko Maeda, Yutaka Oishi, Chikafumi Yasumoto, Jiayun Zhu, Munetaka Ohtani, Yoshinori Tahara
  • Publication number: 20190272904
    Abstract: Test data may be generated by classifying a plurality of medical records of patients into a plurality of groups, based on at least an execution characteristic of a processing program that processes the medical records, and generating test data including at least a part of the plurality of medical records based on proportions of the number of the medical records classified into the plurality of groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Chikafumi Yasumoto, Yutaka Oishi, Munetaka Ohtani, Jiayun Zhu, Kumiko Maeda, Yoshinori Tahara
  • Patent number: D885859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keisuke Ishibashi, Yoshinori Shimomura, Hirokatsu Maeda, Tadayuki Yakushijin