Patents by Inventor Yuichi Mizutani

Yuichi Mizutani 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: 20210347236
    Abstract: A vehicle roof device includes a plastic roof panel that is configured to be fixed to a body of a vehicle and includes an inner peripheral edge forming a substantially rectangular opening, a roof window that is capable of closing the opening, and a frame member that is bonded to a back face of the plastic roof panel so as to extend along the inner peripheral edge. The frame member is fixed to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi MIZUTANI, Masaaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210341288
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an interferometric optical fiber gyroscope that can perform higher-accuracy measurement and can be produced at a low cost. [Solving Means] An interferometric optical fiber gyroscope is an interferometric optical fiber gyroscope that detects angular velocity by optical interference between counterclockwise light and clockwise light. In such an interferometric optical fiber gyroscope that detects angular velocity by optical interference between counterclockwise light and clockwise light, the interferometric optical fiber gyroscope includes: a sensing coil mechanism including a multicore fiber that includes a plurality of transmission cores, and a multicore fiber optical path junction that optically couples at least a first transmission core and a second transmission core, of the plurality of transmission cores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shinji MITANI, Kenichiro NIGO, Tadahito MIZUTANI, Satoshi KARASAWA, Yusaku TOTTORI, Taketoshi TAKAHATA, Haruyuki ENDO, Yuichi TAKUSHIMA, Shigeru NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210284000
    Abstract: This vehicle roof panel is formed from a plastic and is configured such that: the vehicle roof panel is disposed between a transparent, plate-shaped roof window and an operating mechanism for operating the roof window; and the vehicle roof panel is affixed to a vehicle body. The vehicle roof panel has a panel body and a front surface layer. The panel body comprises an opaque plastic, has an accommodation section configured to accommodate the roof window, and can shield the operating mechanism. The front surface layer comprises a transparent plastic, is formed integrally with the front surface of the panel body, and is substantially flush with a first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yuichi MIZUTANI, Hirotaka INABA, Kazumasa OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210268603
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus 3 includes: a laser head H; a head driving mechanism that moves the laser head H above a workpiece W; and a dust collecting box 60 that moves below the workpiece W and follows the laser head H. A non-contact support unit 7 is provided at an opening 61 of the dust collecting box 60, and the non-contact support unit 7 suctions a lower surface of the workpiece W toward a suction surface 71 and supports the workpiece W without bringing the lower surface of the workpiece W and the suction surface 71 into contact with each other. An outer support roller 81 and an inner support roller 82 that are each rotatable about an axis parallel to a width direction orthogonal or substantially orthogonal to a conveying direction Fy are provided at the opening 61.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki TOKUICHI, Shin YOSHIDA, Takanori SATO, Yuichi HIRATA, Naruhiko OKUBO, Koki MIZUTANI
  • Patent number: 11092535
    Abstract: To provide a technology for increasing the speed of sample imaging using a microscope. The present technology provides a flow channel structure including an imaging flow channel in which a fluid containing imaging targets flows in the same direction as the optical axis of an objective lens. The present technology also provides an imaging member including the flow channel structure. The present technology also provides an imaging method that includes imaging an imaging target in an imaging flow channel in which a fluid containing the imaging target flows in the same direction as the optical axis of an objective lens. The present technology also provides an imaging target analysis device and an imaging target analysis system that include the imaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hayashi, Yuichi Mizutani, Kiyoshi Osato
  • Publication number: 20210140489
    Abstract: Provided is a spline structure with which contact surface area between an outer-side member and balls can be ensured, and contact surface area between an inner-side member and the balls can be ensured. This spline structure is provided with an outer-side member having a first track groove on the inner surface, an inner-side member having a second track groove on the outer surface, and balls disposed between the first track groove and the second track groove so as to allow the inner-side member to be inclined relative to the outer-side member. A bottom part extending along the length direction of the first track groove has a linear shape. A bottom part extending along the length direction of the second track groove has a concave curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Hideo SAITO, Yuichi MIZUTANI, Kotaro KUSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210107454
    Abstract: A parking assistance device includes: a calculation unit that calculates a target speed with passage of time until a vehicle is moved to a parking target position; an event detection unit that detects an event that is a predetermined event indicating a timing of recalculation of the target speed; and an acquisition unit that acquires a current actual speed of the vehicle. Then, when the event is detected, the calculation unit recalculates the target speed to match the target speed with the current actual speed of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuma IWAZAWA, Hiroki INAGAKI, Hiroyuki TACHIBANA, Yuichi MIZUTANI, Yusuke KIYOKAWA, Motokatsu TOMOZAWA, Yoshihiko KOSEGAKI, Akihiro OMURA
  • Patent number: 10724607
    Abstract: Provided is a speed reduction or speed increasing apparatus where the rotational stiffness can be increased, including a housing, a first crown gear, a support unit placed radially outward of the first crown gear to support the first crown gear to be capable of wave motion and incapable of rotation with respect to the housing, a second crown gear configured to be rotatable with respect to the housing, the second crown gear having a different number of teeth from the first crown gear, the second crown gear facing the first crown gear, and a cam unit configured to incline the first crown gear with respect to the second crown gear in such a manner that the first crown gear engages with the second crown gear, and to cause the first crown gear to undergo wave motion in such a manner that the location of contact moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Saito, Yuichi Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20200049613
    Abstract: To provide a technology for increasing the speed of sample imaging using a microscope. The present technology provides a flow channel structure including an imaging flow channel in which a fluid containing imaging targets flows in the same direction as the optical axis of an objective lens. The present technology also provides an imaging member including the flow channel structure. The present technology also provides an imaging method that includes imaging an imaging target in an imaging flow channel in which a fluid containing the imaging target flows in the same direction as the optical axis of an objective lens. The present technology also provides an imaging target analysis device and an imaging target analysis system that include the imaging member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hayashi, Yuichi Mizutani, Kiyoshi Osato
  • Patent number: 10526013
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus includes: a distance obtaining portion that obtains a movement distance from a current position of a vehicle to a parking target position; a vehicle speed calculating portion that calculates a target vehicle speed with a lapse of time until the vehicle reaches the parking target position, based on the movement distance, and a vehicle speed and acceleration and deceleration which are set in advance; a position calculating portion that calculates a movement target position of the vehicle in accordance with the time until the vehicle reaches the parking target position, based on the target vehicle speed with the lapse of time; and a controller that controls a vehicle running state such that the vehicle is moved to the movement target position at the target vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Mizutani, Tetsuya Ohira
  • Patent number: 10476144
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof panel and a vehicle antenna device. The roof panel includes a roof portion and an antenna cover portion that protrudes from the roof portion and has an internal space. The vehicle antenna device includes a base portion and an upright portion that extends from the base portion into the internal space in the antenna cover portion. An outer imaginary plane is assumed to extend along a boundary line on a boundary portion between an outer surface of the roof portion and an outer surface of the antenna cover portion. In a state where the vehicle antenna device is mounted on the vehicle, at least part of the base portion is located below the outer imaginary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Mizutani, Tomohiko Yamase, Seiji Go
  • Patent number: 10434934
    Abstract: A high mount stop lamp mounted on a rear portion of a roof of an automobile is provided. The high mount stop lamp includes a flat light guide arranged below a resin roof panel. The light guide includes a front end and a rear end. The high mount stop lamp also includes a light source opposing the front end of the light guide. The rear end of the light guide is located on or proximate to a rear end of the roof panel to function as a light emitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Terai, Kazumasa Okumura, Yuichi Mizutani, Kazutami Oishi, Koji Uchino, Masaki Agemi
  • Patent number: 10281008
    Abstract: A speed reduction apparatus supports a third crown gear that undergoes wave motion. The speed reduction apparatus includes: a first crown gear; a second crown gear; a third crown gear having opposing teeth facing the first crown gear and opposing teeth facing the second crown gear, back to back; and cam units and that cause the third crown gear to undergo wave motion. The cam units and have a first cam on the first crown gear side with respect to the third crown gear, and a second cam on the second crown gear side with respect to the third crown gear. The first and second cams sandwich the third crown gear. A first rolling element between the first cam and the third crown gear is capable of rolling motion, and a second rolling element between the second cam and the third crown gear is capable of rolling motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: THK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Saito, Yuichi Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10160490
    Abstract: A vehicle control device according to an embodiment includes: a steering controller configured to control steering of a vehicle; and a controller configured to, when the vehicle is located at a first position on a travel route, instruct the steering controller to control the vehicle at a steering angle corresponding to a second position that is an advanced position from the first position in a traveling direction on the travel route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogi Fukukawa, Motonari Obayashi, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Hironobu Ishijima, Yuichi Mizutani, Takatomo Asai
  • Publication number: 20180208245
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus includes: a distance obtaining portion that obtains a movement distance from a current position of a vehicle to a parking target position; a vehicle speed calculating portion that calculates a target vehicle speed with a lapse of time until the vehicle reaches the parking target position, based on the movement distance, and a vehicle speed and acceleration and deceleration which are set in advance; a position calculating portion that calculates a movement target position of the vehicle in accordance with the time until the vehicle reaches the parking target position, based on the target vehicle speed with the lapse of time; and a controller that controls a vehicle running state such that the vehicle is moved to the movement target position at the target vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi MIZUTANI, Tetsuya OHIRA
  • Patent number: 10018473
    Abstract: A vehicle position detecting device includes an ECU that acquires a wheel speed of a wheel of a vehicle corresponding to rotation of the wheel, detects a skid of the wheel, calculates, when the skid is not detected, a vehicle body speed corresponding to the speed of a vehicle body of the vehicle based on the wheel speed, and corrects, in response to detection of the skid, the wheel speed based on correction information and calculates the vehicle body speed based on the corrected wheel speed. The ECU further calculates the position of the vehicle based on the vehicle body speed depending on the presence of the skid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Mizutani, Shogi Fukukawa, Takatomo Asai, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Hironobu Ishijima, Kiyoshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20180106328
    Abstract: A speed reduction apparatus supports a third crown gear that undergoes wave motion. The speed reduction apparatus includes: a first crown gear; a second crown gear; a third crown gear having opposing teeth facing the first crown gear and opposing teeth facing the second crown gear, back to back; and cam units and that cause the third crown gear to undergo wave motion. The cam units and have a first cam on the first crown gear side with respect to the third crown gear, and a second cam on the second crown gear side with respect to the third crown gear. The first and second cams sandwich the third crown gear. A first rolling element between the first cam and the third crown gear is capable of rolling motion, and a second rolling element between the second cam and the third crown gear is capable of rolling motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Hideo SAITO, Yuichi MIZUTANI
  • Patent number: 9902427
    Abstract: A parking assistance device includes: a setting unit that sets a movement route of a vehicle with an electric power steering when parking assistance is activated in the vehicle; a generation unit that generates control data equivalent to a changed steering angle curve which has taken into consideration a response delay between the output steering angle of the electric power steering and an actual tire angle in advance, based on the set movement route; and a control unit that controls the electric power steering based on the control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Mizutani, Shogi Fukukawa, Masaya Kato
  • Publication number: 20180053992
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof panel and a vehicle antenna device. The roof panel includes a roof portion and an antenna cover portion that protrudes from the roof portion and has an internal space. The vehicle antenna device includes a base portion and an upright portion that extends from the base portion into the internal space in the antenna cover portion. An outer imaginary plane is assumed to extend along a boundary line on a boundary portion between an outer surface of the roof portion and an outer surface of the antenna cover portion. In a state where the vehicle antenna device is mounted on the vehicle, at least part of the base portion is located below the outer imaginary plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi MIZUTANI, Tomohiko YAMASE, Seiji GO
  • Publication number: 20180050633
    Abstract: A high mount stop lamp mounted on a rear portion of a roof of an automobile is provided. The high mount stop lamp includes a flat light guide arranged below a resin roof panel. The light guide includes a front end and a rear end. The high mount stop lamp also includes a light source opposing the front end of the light guide. The rear end of the light guide is located on or proximate to a rear end of the roof panel to function as a light emitting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki TERAI, Kazumasa OKUMURA, Yuichi MIZUTANI, Kazutami OISHI, Koji UCHINO, Masaki AGEMI