Yuichi Kato 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).
Abstract: There are provided a sealing device and a hub bearing that can reduce torque. Pear-skin-like projections and depressions are provided on each of a sliding surface in a lip for foreign object (a side lip 121a and a middle lip 121b) and a sliding surface in a lip for grease 122. Roughness of the pear-skin-like projections and depressions provided on the sliding surface of the lip for grease 122 is larger than roughness of the pear-skin-like projections and depressions provided on the sliding surface of the lip for foreign object.
Abstract: [Problem] To provide a pulse generator that is used in a ToF camera system especially adopting the indirect system and can be ready for various settings of a frequency or a phase with a simple configuration. [Solving means] There is provided a pulse generator that includes a first counter that determines a phase of a pulse to be outputted and used for distance measurement to a distance measurement target using an input signal, and a second counter that determines a frequency of the pulse using the input signal.
October 25, 2018
October 1, 2020
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Abstract: Disclosed is a structure for attachment of a drain nut to a synthetic resin cover. The cover has a nut engagement portion formed in an outer surface of the cover, a cylindrical engagement portion formed with a plurality of piece parts on an inner surface of the cover, and a stepped portion formed between the nut and cylindrical engagement portions. The drain nut has a nut portion engaged in the nut engagement portion, a female thread portion formed in the nut portion for screw-in of a drain plug, a cylindrical portion formed concentrically with the nut portion and engaged in the cylindrical engagement portion, a large-diameter portion formed between the nut and cylindrical portions and engaged in the stepped portion, with an O-ring held between the large-diameter portion and stepped portion, and a collar portion formed around the cylindrical portion and retained by front ends of the piece parts.
Abstract: Provided is a vehicle travel control apparatus configured to set an operation mode of automatic start control to any one of a first mode, in which the automatic start control is executed, and a second mode, in which the automatic start control is not executed, the vehicle travel control apparatus being further configured to: issue to a driver a notification for inquiring whether the driver desires the automatic start control to be executed when the current travel state of an own vehicle is a specific state; and set the operation mode of the automatic start control to the first mode when the driver has performed a predetermined response operation in response to the notification.
Abstract: A plasma generation unit according to an exemplary embodiment includes a dielectric window, a slot plate, and a probe group. The slot plate is provided on the dielectric window. The probe group includes a plurality of probes that are electric conductors, is provided in the dielectric window, and is used for detection of a physical quantity around the dielectric window. The dielectric window extends along the slot plate. Each of the plurality of probes is disposed on a circumference of a first circle centered on a reference position of the dielectric window, when viewed from above the dielectric window.
Abstract: A method of cultivating algal cells of an algae belonging to a class selected from Chlorophyceae, Euglenophyceae, Bacillariophyceae and Haptophyceae includes: irradiating the algal cells with an artificial light having a ratio of (i) photon flux density in a wavelength range of 520-630 nm to (ii) photosynthetic photon flux density, that is 65% or more; and measuring a condition of the algal cells and/or a condition of an algal cell culture provided by cultivating the algal cells. Irradiation and non-irradiation of the algal cells with the artificial light are switched, or the photon flux density in the wavelength range of 520-630 nm is changed, according to the measured condition of the algal cells and/or the measured condition of the algal cell culture.
February 26, 2020
August 27, 2020
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
Abstract: There is provided a liquid discharge head including: a channel substrate including a pressure chamber; a support substrate having a through hole; a piezoelectric element disposed between the channel substrate and the support substrate in a thickness direction of the channel substrate; a drive section disposed on a surface of the support substrate on a side opposite to the piezoelectric element; a trace passing through the through hole of the support substrate, extending on the support substrate toward the drive section, and connected to the piezoelectric element and the drive section; and a reservoir member including a channel communicating with the pressure chamber, and joined to the surface of the support substrate with adhesive. A protrusion or a recess is provided on the surface of the support substrate on the side opposite to the piezoelectric element at a position between the trace and the channel.
Abstract: A motor includes a stator core, teeth respectively protruding from the stator core, and coils respectively wound onto the teeth n (n is an integer of 2 or greater) turns including first to n-th turns. Within each of ranges respectively wound with the coils onto the teeth in directions of protrusion of the teeth from the stator core, the first turn of each of the coil lies adjacent to a center of the motor. A k-th (k is an integer, 1<k?n) turn of each of the coils lies opposite to the center of the motor. The first turn when each of the coils is cut in a corresponding one of the directions of protrusion of the teeth from the stator core is greater in cross-sectional area than each of the k-th turn and the n-th turn.
Abstract: A liquid jetting apparatus comprises a flow passage member which has a pressure chamber communicated with a nozzle and a liquid supply port communicated with the pressure chamber; a piezoelectric element with which the flow passage member is provided so that the piezoelectric element is overlapped with the pressure chamber; a protective member which is arranged on the flow passage member so that the piezoelectric element is covered therewith; and a supply member which is formed with a supply flow passage communicated with the liquid supply port of the flow passage member and which is adhered to extend over the flow passage member and the protective member; wherein a layer of a first adhesive to adhere the protective member and the supply member is thicker than a layer of a second adhesive to adhere the flow passage member and the supply member.
Abstract: A lightweight joining includes a first member that has a first surface and a second surface 1b arranged on the back side of the first surface 1a, and a second member made of a resin material, the first member having a first hole that extends through the first member between the first surface and the second surface, the second member covering a region including the first hole on the first surface of the first member, a region including the first hole on the second surface of the first member, and an inner wall of the first member formed by the first hole, the second member being thus joined to the first member, and the second member having a second hole a diameter of which is smaller than that of the first hole such that the second hole fits into the first hole.
Abstract: A method for coating a liquid-sealed mount rubber includes: a paint application step of applying a water-based paint to an outer tube fitting appearing on an outer surface of a liquid-sealed mount rubber; and a paint drying step of heating the outer tube fitting by induction heating to dry the water-based paint applied to the outer tube fitting.
Abstract: A driving control apparatus includes: a movement control unit that controls movement of a vehicle in accordance with a first movement path indicating a movement trajectory to a first target position that is a movement destination of the vehicle; and a movement path calculating unit that calculates a second movement path as a movement path to a second target position from a position after the vehicle moves from a current position of the vehicle for a predetermined period of time along the first movement path, wherein the movement control unit controls movement of the vehicle to the second target position in accordance with the second movement path after causing the vehicle to move along the first movement path for the predetermined period of time.
Abstract: A wheeled tire includes a tire, and a wheel disposed on the tire. A space between the tire and the wheel is filled with a filler gas. The filler gas includes nitrogen gas having a concentration equal to or greater than a concentration of nitrogen gas in air, and hydrogen gas having a concentration of 0.5% or more. A concentration of oxygen gas in the filler gas is less than a concentration of oxygen gas in air.
Abstract: There is provided a gas sensor fault detection device that detects a sensor fault in a gas leak inspection device. The gas sensor fault detection device includes: a gas blowing unit that blows a gas toward a detection area of a gas sensor of the gas leak inspection device; and a position fixing unit that fixes a position of the gas blowing unit with reference to a hypothetical gas leak position of an inspection target being inspected by the gas leak inspection device.
Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] To provide a vascular baroreflex-related sympathetic activity detection device, a vascular baroreflex-related sympathetic activity detection program, and a vascular baroreflex-related sympathetic activity detection method capable of detecting vascular baroreflex-related sympathetic activity, which is sympathetic nervous activity of a blood vessel involved in a baroreflex function, in a simple and non-invasive manner.
Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus includes: a driving assistance unit configured to control a braking unit which decelerates a moving body, and assist driving of the moving body by automatic driving; and a switching unit configured to perform instructing a driver of the moving body to operate the braking unit which is under control by the driving assistance unit, and switching from the automatic driving to manual driving by transferring an authority of driving to the driver when receiving an operation of the braking unit by the driver.
Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a light emitting element having a pad electrode, and a metal member connected to the pad electrode via a wire. The wire has a layered structure including at least a core material containing copper as a main component, an intermediate layer containing palladium as a main component, and a surface layer containing silver as a main component. The intermediate layer is arranged between the core material and the surface layer.
Abstract: A solid-state imaging element including pixel signal read lines, and a pixel signal reading unit for reading pixel signals from a pixel unit via the pixel signal read line. The pixel unit includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion element. In the pixel unit, a shared pixel in which an output node is shared among a plurality of pixels is formed, and a pixel signal of each pixel in the shared pixel is capable of being selectively output from the shared output node to a corresponding one of the pixel signal read lines. The pixel signal reading unit sets a bias voltage for a load element which is connected to the pixel signal read line and in which current dependent on a bias voltage flows in the load element, to a voltage causing a current value to be higher than current upon a reference bias voltage when there is no difference between added charge amounts, when addition of pixel signals of the respective pixels in the shared pixel is driven.