Yuji Suzuki 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: A vehicle display device is provided, the vehicle display device including a communication section configured to receive an image of a remote driver remotely operating a vehicle, an external vehicle display section configured to display an image externally to the vehicle, and a display control section configured to cause the image of the remote driver received by the communication section to be displayed on the external vehicle display section.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus disclosed has a controller configured to execute the processing of, when a first vehicle body unit on which a first vending machine is mounted is laid at a specific place, determining a time for maintenance defined as a time to perform maintenance of the first vending machine, and sending a replacement command to a chassis unit that is configured in such a way as to be capable of travelling autonomously and being coupled to and separated from a vehicle body unit, as per the time for maintenance. The replacement command is a command to transport a second vehicle body unit on which a second vending machine is mounted to the specific place and retrieve the first vehicle body unit from the specific place.
Abstract: A power converter includes a capacitor and a substrate on which a plurality of switching elements for power conversion are mounted. The power converter includes a cooler for cooling the plurality of switching elements and a housing that accommodates the capacitor, the substrate, and the cooler. The power converter includes a power connector exposed from the housing and an output connector exposed from the housing. The power converter includes a plurality of lines that include a plurality of power lines each electrically connected to the capacitor, given switching elements, and the power connector. The plurality of lines include a plurality of output lines each electrically connected to given switching elements and the output connector. At least one among the plurality of lines is a line that includes a conductive pattern formed on the substrate.
Abstract: A connection mechanism 242 of the present invention is configured such that, in a state where an inclined end surface 536 of a male connection portion 500 is brought into contact with a protruding portion 618 of a female connection portion 600, by moving the male connection portion 500 toward the female connection portion 600, the male connection portion 500 rotates and the protruding portion 618 is inserted into a guide portion 534 and a connector 532 is connected to an adapter 610. The lock mechanism 243 is configured such that the protrusion 704 of the male lock portion 700 comes in contact with a wall 858 of a circumferential recess 842 disposed in a proximal cylindrical member 806 of the female lock portion 800, and in this state, the proximal cylindrical member 806 is further moved toward a proximal fixing member 804 against an urging force of a spring 854, and then the male lock portion 700 is rotated to move to a space 856 of the circumferential recess 842.
Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an elongated cooler through which a refrigerant flows; a plurality of semiconductor modules, each including one or more semiconductor elements; and a passive element configured to drive the plurality of semiconductor modules, the cooler includes a first cooling surface; and a second cooling surface opposing the first cooling surface, the plurality of semiconductor modules is arrayed in a longitudinal direction of the cooler and is coupled to, or is in contact with, the first cooling surface, and the passive element is coupled to, or is in contact with, the second cooling surface.
Abstract: A cooler includes a main body extending in the Y direction. The main body includes: (i) an outer wall including an outer surface on which a semiconductor module is to be arranged, and an inner surface; (ii) an inflow path extending in the Y direction, and having an end into which a refrigerant flows; (iii) an outflow path extending in the Y direction, and having an end from which the refrigerant flows out; and (iv) cooling flow paths having the inner surface as a part of a wall surface. The cooling flow paths are arrayed in the Y direction, extend in the X direction, and are positioned between the inflow and outflow paths and the outer wall in the Z direction. Each of the cooling flow paths causes the inflow path and the outflow path to communicate with each other in the X direction.
Abstract: A cooler includes: a cooling wall including a first surface and a second surface; a first path extending in a first direction and having an inlet for a refrigerant; a second path extending in the first direction and having an outlet for the refrigerant; a cooling path causing the first path to communicate with the second path in a second direction intersecting the first direction; a partition spaced from the cooling wall in a third direction perpendicular to the first surface, separating the first and second paths from the cooling paths, and including a third surface constituting a part of a wall surface of the first path, the third surface including a first portion and a second portion differing from the first portion in position in the third direction. The first path includes a first gas retaining space defined by the first and second portions.
Abstract: A remote driving service processing device includes a general user terminal by which a remote driving service is requested for moving a vehicle to a destination, a remote operation terminal by which the vehicle is remotely operated, and a server that, if the vehicle does not satisfy a requirement for ending the remote driving service when the vehicle arrives at the destination, sends an and permission request to end the remote driving service, which is received from the remote operation terminal, to the general user terminal, and, when receiving a consent to end the remote driving service from the general user terminal as a response to the end permission request, sends the consent to end to the remote operation terminal and ends the remote driving service.
Abstract: A driving handover control device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. In a case in which driving is handed over from a first state in which a vehicle is traveling by remote driving by a first driver from outside the vehicle or by occupant driving by the first driver in the vehicle, to a second state in which the vehicle travels by the remote driving or the occupant driving by a second driver who is different from the first driver, the processor is configured to cause transition from the first state to a third state in which the vehicle is caused to travel by automatic driving, and then cause transition from the third state to the second state.
Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique that enables customization of a vehicle. In an information processing apparatus, a controller presents vehicle units extracted from among a plurality of types of under units each of which is provided with a driving mechanism configured to cause wheels to rotate and a plurality of types of upper units to be loaded on any of the under units to a user, the vehicle units being combinable as a vehicle. Furthermore, the controller executes: accepting selection by a user from among the presented vehicle units; and calculating a fee in the case of providing the selected vehicle units.
Abstract: A cutting device is configured to cut, in an arc shape, an end of a sheet conveyed in a conveyance direction. The cutting device includes an arc-shaped cutting blade; a switching mechanism; and a contact-and-separation mechanism. The switching mechanism is configured to switch a posture of the cutting blade in accordance with a position of the sheet facing the cutting blade. The contact-and-separation mechanism is configured to bring the cutting blade into contact with the sheet in a contact direction orthogonal to a surface of the sheet and away from the sheet in a separation direction opposite the contact direction, to cut the end of the sheet in the arc shape.
Abstract: A transportation request processing device includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, and configured to: receive, from a terminal of an orderer, a transportation request to transport a target person or object to a destination by a vehicle traveling by remote driving and to deliver the target person or object to a recipient, divide a task corresponding to the transportation request into a remote driving task of causing the vehicle to travel by remote driving, and a safety check task of checking a periphery of the vehicle when delivering the target person or object to the recipient at the destination, and transmit information of the remote driving task to a first terminal of a first contractor who will undertake the remote driving task, and transmit information of the safety check task to a second terminal of a second contractor who will undertake the safety check task.
Abstract: [Object]To provide a method and a system capable of, when a predetermined amount of biomass raw material is to be stored, controlling fermentation of the biomass raw material and further storing the biomass raw material safely for a predetermined period of time. [Solving Means]The biomass raw material storage method of the present invention. is configured such that it includes a raw material analysis step of analyzing an amount of nutrients contained in an accepted organic energy resource, a raw material storage tank selection step of selecting, from among a plurality of raw material storage tanks, a raw material storage tank for storing the analyzed organic energy resource as biomass raw material, in reference to a result of the analysis and according to the amounts of nutrients contained in the organic energy resource, and a raw material fermentation controlling step of controlling fermentation of the biomass raw material in the raw material storage tank in which the biomass raw material is stored.
Abstract: A remote driving service processing device includes: a general user terminal by which a requester applies for a remote driving service for moving a vehicle to a destination; a remote control terminal by which a remote driver remotely control the vehicle and sends a remote driving service termination permission request for terminating the remote driving service when the vehicle is having difficulty reaching the destination; and a server that sends a termination approval to the remote control terminal and terminates the remote driving service when (i) transferring the remote driving service termination permission request received from the remote control terminal to the general user terminal, and (ii) receiving a remote driving service termination consent, which is a response to the remote driving service termination permission request, from the general user terminal.
Abstract: Provided is a heat exchange promotion member and a heat exchanger that can improve heat transfer performance while holding down an increase in pressure drag of a fluid that exchanges heat with the heat exchange promotion member. A heat dissipation fin 14 of the present invention is a heat exchange promotion member that exchanges heat with a flowing fluid. The heat dissipation fin 14 includes a planar part 12 which is a surface substantially parallel to the fluid flowing direction and a raised part 13 that protrudes from the planar part 12 toward the fluid. The raised part 13 has a portion slanted relative to the direction in which the fluid flows, and there are a plurality of the raised parts 13 formed spaced apart from one another in the fluid flowing direction.
September 23, 2020
November 24, 2022
Atago Manufacturing Co., Ltd., The University of Tokyo, DENSO CORPORATION
Noboru Otomo, Ken Yamamoto, Kenichi Morimoto, Yuji Suzuki
Abstract: A driving handover control device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. In a case in which driving is handed over from a first state in which a vehicle travels in accordance with instruction from a first remote operator of the vehicle to a second state in which the vehicle travels in accordance with instruction from a second remote operator who is different from the first remote operator, the processor implements a transition from the first state to a third state in which the vehicle travels autonomously without instruction from the first remote operator or the second remote operator, and, after the transition from the first state to the third state, implements a transition from the third state to the second state.
Abstract: A driving handover control device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. In a case in which driving is handed over from a first state in which a vehicle travels in accordance with instruction from a remote operator of the vehicle to a second state in which the vehicle travels in accordance with operation by a passenger of the vehicle, the processor implements a transition from the first state to a third state in which the vehicle travels autonomously without instruction from the remote operator or operation by the passenger, and, after the transition from the first state to the third state, implements a transition from the third state to the second state.
Abstract: Provided is an adhesive agent composition for a wet-type friction member, including a resol-type phenol resin, a polyvinyl butyral, and a solvent, in which a weight average molecular weight of the resol-type phenol resin is equal to or more than 1200 and equal to or less than 2000.
Abstract: Included are a first cover base including an alkali glass layer, a first alkali-free glass layer provided on one face of the alkali glass layer, and a second alkali-free glass layer provided on another face of the alkali glass layer and a sensor that is provided on the first alkali-free glass layer of the first cover base and includes a plurality of first electrodes configured to detect the unevenness of a surface of an object to be detected that comes into contact with or close to the first cover base and a switching element. At least the first electrodes are formed above the first alkali-free glass layer and in a transmissive area that passes an image.