Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Muto

Yoshiyuki Muto 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: 20200089486
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an imaging device capable of quickly providing functionality which contributes to improved safety. The present invention is characterized: by comprising an imaging unit that performs imaging, a software program storage unit that stores a plurality of software programs, and a start unit that starts each of the plurality of software programs stored in the software program storage unit; and in that at least one of the plurality of software programs is a software program that contributes to improvement of safety, and the start unit prioritizes the start of the software program contributing to improvement of safety over the other programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira OHTA, Rikiya KASHIMURA, Yoshiyuki MUTO
  • Patent number: 10306207
    Abstract: To process sensor information positively in an information processor to which plural sensors are connected. An information processing system including plural sensors, plural buses respectively connected to the plural sensors, an arbitration unit performing arbitration of the plural buses and a priority determination unit determining the priority of each of the plural sensors, in which the arbitration unit performs arbitration of the plural buses in accordance with the determination result of the priority determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruki Matono, Toshiyuki Aoki, Yoshiyuki Muto
  • Patent number: 10078880
    Abstract: The present invention provides CPU load reduction and a method of efficient image data transfer. An image processing device, which comprises an image generating unit (203) which further comprises a plurality of processing units which process a plurality of instances of image information and in where the image generating unit (203) transfers accumulated data for each interrupt factor, comprises: data transfer units for each factor (208-212) which accept the interrupts from the image generating unit (203) for each interrupt factor and transfer the data for each interrupt factor, and notifies a CPU (207) of the interrupt when the transfer of the data to be transferred for each interrupt factor is completed; and a communication line (1) which is connected to the image generating unit (203) and the data transfer units for each factor (208-212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Matono, Yuji Otsuka, Atsushi Ichige, Yoshiyuki Muto, Takeshi Shima
  • Publication number: 20170180701
    Abstract: To process sensor information positively in an information processor to which plural sensors are connected. An information processing system including plural sensors, plural buses respectively connected to the plural sensors, an arbitration unit performing arbitration of the plural buses and a priority determination unit determining the priority of each of the plural sensors, in which the arbitration unit performs arbitration of the plural buses in accordance with the determination result of the priority determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki MATONO, Toshiyuki AOKI, Yoshiyuki MUTO
  • Publication number: 20160189330
    Abstract: The present invention provides CPU load reduction and a method of efficient image data transfer. An image processing device, which comprises an image generating unit (203) which further comprises a plurality of processing units which process a plurality of instances of image information and in where the image generating unit (203) transfers accumulated data for each interrupt factor, comprises: data transfer units for each factor (208-212) which accept the interrupts from the image generating unit (203) for each interrupt factor and transfer the data for each interrupt factor, and notifies a CPU (207) of the interrupt when the transfer of the data to be transferred for each interrupt factor is completed; and a communication line (1) which is connected to the image generating unit (203) and the data transfer units for each factor (208-212).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Haruki MATONO, Yuji OTSUKA, Atsushi ICHIGE, Yoshiyuki MUTO, Takeshi SHIMA
  • Patent number: 4848691
    Abstract: Apparatus for splicing a replacement web to a moving web comprises a guide for guiding the moving web along a predetermined path. A cutter severs a portion of the replacement web to establish the leading edge thereof; and a splicing station is positioned in the path of movement of the moving web for splicing the leading edge of the replacement web to the moving web while the latter is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignees: Tokyo Automatic Machinery Works, Ltd., Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Muto, Kouzou Sakakibara, Yasuo Iwata, Shigesaburo Chiba
  • Patent number: 4840320
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically threading the leading end of a web spooled on a reel into one end of a conveying passage includes a draw-out lever having a web support surface and movable to a first position at which the support surface engages the web spooled on the reel. A nipping finger is provided which is actuatable to trap the leading end of the web against the surface when the lever is in its first position. The lever is movable to a second position at which the support surface is spaced from the web spooled on the reel for unspooling the web from the reel. A feed mechanism is made effective after the lever is moved to its second position, and after the nipping finger has been deactuated, for engaging the unspooled web and feeding the leading end thereof into the conveying passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignees: Japan Tobacco Inc., Tokyo Automatic Machinery Works Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Shigeta, Yoshiyuki Muto, Tadao Etani
  • Patent number: 4695007
    Abstract: An apparatus of this invention includes first and second supply rolls of wrapping film sheets. The film sheet is fed from first supply roll to a wrapping machine. The distal end of the film sheet of the second supply roll is partially fixed by an adhesive tape. In this state, the film sheet cannot be fed from the second supply roll. The second supply roll can be rotated in the forward or reverse direction. The apparatus also includes a knife for cutting the adhesive tape of the second supply roll. When the remaining length of the film sheet fed from the first supply roll becomes short, the knife is brought into contact with the outer surface of the second supply roll. By utilizing the rotation of the roll, the knife is inserted under the distal end of the film sheet of the second supply roll. Thereafter, the knife is moved along the outer surface of the second supply roll in the axial direction thereof, thereby cutting the adhesive tape of the second supply roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignees: Sanjo Machine Works, Ltd., Japan Tobacco, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Muto, Tadao Etani, Satoru Aida, Shinya Kato
  • Patent number: 4571011
    Abstract: An oil sealing bearing for an axially reciprocating shaft is provided.Tobacco products are evaluated in terms of their fragrance or aroma, however the reciprocating shaft through the oil sealing bearing is required to effect its function reliably and very quickly, that is the reciprocating shaft requiresa slide bearing which offers low frictional resistance and have a long life with a sufficient lubricating oil, and further requires a perfect oil seal effect lest the lubricating oil should blot onto any processing section where tobacco is loaded.The oil sealing bearing comprises two slide supports, a cap member and an annular oil scraper. The annular oil scraper serves to scrape off excess oil in an oil film formed non-uniformly on the surface of an axially reciprocating shaft and is disposed in a bearing body such that it is always in a coaxial relation to the shaft regardless of even very quick radial displacement of the shaft in the bearing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Assignee: The Japan Tobacco & Salt Public Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Muto, Tadao Etani