Patents by Inventor Yukio Suzuki

Yukio 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).

  • Patent number: 11373789
    Abstract: A ferrite sintered body of the invention includes; a main component including 48.65 to 49.45 mol % of iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, 2 to 16 mol % of copper oxide in terms of CuO, 28.00 to 33.00 mol % of zinc oxide in terms of ZnO, and a balance including nickel oxide, and a subcomponent including boron oxide in an amount of 5 to 100 ppm in terms of B2O3 with respect to 100 parts by weight of the main component, in which the ferrite sintered body includes crystal grains having an average crystal grain size of 2 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibayama, Yukio Takahashi, Takashi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanoue, Masashi Shimoyasu, Masahiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20220198608
    Abstract: A learning model learned to provide high image quality of a first image is generated. A first image and a second image are received from the same target, high image quality of the first image is provided by using the learned model, and a first high image quality image is obtained. By using the first high image quality image and the second image as inputs, a high image quality image of the second image having the image quality of the first high image quality image is generated while maintaining contrast of the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Tomoki AMEMIYA, Atsuro SUZUKI, Yukio KANEKO, Chizue TANAKA, Toru SHIRAI
  • Patent number: 11336962
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Patent number: 11292340
    Abstract: The present invention ascertains an action schedule of an automatic driving system when a host vehicle is travelling in an automatic driving mode, and uses an indirect weak expression to convey the action schedule to a driver, at an action schedule presentation start location (P2) which has more leeway with respect to a scheduled action location (P1) (steps S16, S18). In the case of an acceleration/deceleration action schedule, an illuminance distribution of the speedometer dial plate, a virtual pointer or the like is used to express the action schedule such that the driver is able to intuitively ascertain the acceleration or deceleration. In the case of a steering action schedule, the steering direction is expressed using a change in illumination near the steering wheel representing the direction of steering or the like is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kenichi Nagahashi, Harutoshi Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20220080802
    Abstract: A vehicle air conditioning device includes a case, disposed inside a vehicle cabin separated from a forward compartment by a dash panel, in which an internal space (11a) is formed, a heater core that is disposed in the internal space, a hot water supply pipe that can supply hot water to the heater core, a hot water collecting pipe that can collect hot water that has passed through an interior of the heater core, and a holder member that holds the hot water pipes. The holder member includes a first holding portion that comes into contact with the hot water pipes, and a second holding portion that opposes the first holding portion, is provided across a gap, and comes into contact with the hot water pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Valeo Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soumya Dutta, Yukio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11110796
    Abstract: A meter device includes a rotation shaft, a pointer provided in an end part of the rotation shaft and rotating integrally with the rotation shaft, an illumination light source which outputs visible rays to the pointer, a light source of infrared rays which is arranged in parallel to the illumination light source and outputs the infrared rays to the pointer, and a reflection part provided in the pointer to substantially reflect the visible rays into the pointer and to substantially pass and output the infrared rays from a central part of rotation of the pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Otomo, Yukio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210229985
    Abstract: A MEMS device manufacturing method and a MEMS device are provided which can enhance a degree of vacuum inside an operation space and reduce the installation cost and maintenance cost of a manufacturing apparatus as well as manufacturing cost. A MEMS device includes a MEMS device wafer having an operation element formed on a Si substrate, and a CAP wafer provided to cover the MEMS device wafer to form an operation space for operably accommodating the operation element. The CAP wafer is made of silicon and includes vent holes formed to communicate with the operation space. The operation space is sealed by performing a heat treatment in a hydrogen gas atmosphere to close the vent holes by silicon surface migration of the CAP wafer with the CAP wafer and the MEMS device wafer bonded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yukio SUZUKI, Shuji TANAKA, Takashiro TSUKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10597044
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system is mountable on a vehicle having an automated driving function for automatically controlling at least one of steering and a vehicle speed of the vehicle. The in-vehicle system includes: an information presentation unit configured to present information related to automated driving to a driver of the vehicle; and a call management unit connectable to a mobile terminal capable of wireless communication. When a situation in which the information presentation unit presents information related to automated driving is detected, the call management unit automatically restricts an operation of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Publication number: 20200047618
    Abstract: The present invention ascertains an action schedule of an automatic driving system when a host vehicle is travelling in an automatic driving mode, and uses an indirect weak expression to convey the action schedule to a driver, at an action schedule presentation start location (P2) which has more leeway with respect to a scheduled action location (P1) (steps S16, S18). In the case of an acceleration/deceleration action schedule, an illuminance distribution of the speedometer dial plate, a virtual pointer or the like is used to express the action schedule such that the driver is able to intuitively ascertain the acceleration or deceleration. In the case of a steering action schedule, the steering direction is expressed using a change in illumination near the steering wheel representing the direction of steering or the like is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kenichi Nagahashi, Harutoshi Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20190276048
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system is mountable on a vehicle having an automated driving function for automatically controlling at least one of steering and a vehicle speed of the vehicle. The in-vehicle system includes: an information presentation unit configured to present information related to automated driving to a driver of the vehicle; and a call management unit connectable to a mobile terminal capable of wireless communication. When a situation in which the information presentation unit presents information related to automated driving is detected, the call management unit automatically restricts an operation of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Publication number: 20190276047
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an alertness maintaining device useful for suppressing variation of an alertness of a driver and for maintaining the alertness at a comparatively high level. The alertness maintaining device includes a driver state monitoring section that detects at least one of an actual alertness of a driver and predicted change of the alertness; a voice output section that applies, to the driver, stimulus information; and an interaction control section that changes an output content of the stimulus information output section in accordance with a level of the alertness based on an output of the driver state monitoring section. The strength of the stimulus is changed in accordance with the level of the alertness. When a simple running state is detected, a stimulus for maintaining the alertness is applied. An interaction scenario according with preference of the driver is selectively used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kentaro Otomo
  • Patent number: 10399576
    Abstract: Until a lapse of a prescribed time from switching to a manual drive mode, a special judgment criterion for judging whether to generate an attention-arousing event is employed so that an attention-arousing event is generated more frequently than in an ordinary state and information is presented to a driver in a different expression form than in the ordinary situation. Since after occurrence of a handover the frequency of arousing attention of the driver is increased and attention of the driver is aroused in a different form, the driver realizes the switching to the manual drive mode soon and hence mode confusion can be avoided. Arousing attention of the driver is started earlier than in the ordinary situation by changing the judgment criterion for judging whether to generate an attention-arousing event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Publication number: 20190160945
    Abstract: A meter device includes a rotation shaft, a pointer provided in an end part of the rotation shaft and rotating integrally with the rotation shaft, an illumination light source which outputs visible rays to the pointer, a light source of infrared rays which is arranged in parallel to the illumination light source and outputs the infrared rays to the pointer, and a reflection part provided in the pointer to substantially reflect the visible rays into the pointer and to substantially pass and output the infrared rays from a central part of rotation of the pointer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Otomo, Yukio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190111944
    Abstract: Until a lapse of a prescribed time from switching to a manual drive mode, a special judgment criterion for judging whether to generate an attention-arousing event is employed so that an attention-arousing event is generated more frequently than in an ordinary state and information is presented to a driver in a different expression form than in the ordinary situation. Since after occurrence of a handover the frequency of arousing attention of the driver is increased and attention of the driver is aroused in a different form, the driver realizes the switching to the manual drive mode soon and hence mode confusion can be avoided. Arousing attention of the driver is started earlier than in the ordinary situation by changing the judgment criterion for judging whether to generate an attention-arousing event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kenichi Nagahashi, Yukio Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190111943
    Abstract: Until a lapse of a prescribed time from switching to a manual drive mode, a special judgment criterion for judging whether to generate an attention-arousing event is employed so that an attention-arousing event is generated more frequently than in an ordinary state and information is presented to a driver in a different expression form than in the ordinary situation. Since after occurrence of a handover the frequency of arousing attention of the driver is increased and attention of the driver is aroused in a different form, the driver realizes the switching to the manual drive mode soon and hence mode confusion can be avoided. Arousing attention of the driver is started earlier than in the ordinary situation by changing the judgment criterion for judging whether to generate an attention-arousing event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Publication number: 20190111942
    Abstract: If an event that the self vehicle will encounter as it runs along a current course and may disable continuation of an autonomous drive is detected, a warning level is calculated taking into consideration the probability of an encounter, the degree of emergency, the degree of importance, etc. of the event, a form of information presentation and strength of a stimulus are determined automatically according to the warning level, and information is presented with a proper time margin before the vehicle comes close to a position of occurrence of the event. Where the probability of an encounter, the degree of emergency information, and the degree of importance are low, information is presented at a lowest notification level, whereby the comfortability of the autonomous drive can be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 10207584
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus for a vehicle includes in-vehicle devices, a communication network connected to each of the in-vehicle devices, a storage portion in which a signal change pattern based on the condition of each of the in-vehicle devices is stored in associated state for each situation around the vehicle, a situation determining portion that determines the situation around the vehicle based on the signal change of at least one in-vehicle device and the stored signal change pattern, an information acquiring portion that acquires information on the condition of the in-vehicle device related to the determined situation around the vehicle, an information generating portion that generates notification information on a recommended operation based on the information on the condition of the related in-vehicle device, and an information presenting portion that presents the notification information on the recommended operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shiota, Yukio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10166918
    Abstract: A drive assisting apparatus includes a running state detection unit which detects a running state of a vehicle, a manipulation detection unit which detects a drive manipulation of a driver on the vehicle, a line-of-sight direction detection unit which detects a line-of-sight direction of the driver, a pattern storage unit which is stored in advance with data indicating combinations of a vehicle running state and a driver drive manipulation and a driver line-of-sight direction pattern, and a warning signal output unit. The warning signal output unit outputs a warning signal if a combination of the running direction detected by the running state detection unit, the drive manipulation detected by the manipulation detection unit, and the line-of-sight direction detected by the line-of-sight direction detection unit is different from any of the combinations of the data stored in the pattern storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kenichi Nagahashi, Takashi Shiota, Hiroki Kojima
  • Publication number: 20180111551
    Abstract: A drive assisting apparatus includes a running state detection unit which detects a running state of a vehicle, a manipulation detection unit which detects a drive manipulation of a driver on the vehicle, a line-of-sight direction detection unit which detects a line-of-sight direction of the driver, a pattern storage unit which is stored in advance with data indicating combinations of a vehicle running state and a driver drive manipulation and a driver line-of-sight direction pattern, and a warning signal output unit. The warning signal output unit outputs a warning signal if a combination of the running direction detected by the running state detection unit, the drive manipulation detected by the manipulation detection unit, and the line-of-sight direction detected by the line-of-sight direction detection unit is different from any of the combinations of the data stored in the pattern storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Kenichi Nagahashi, Takashi Shiota, Hiroki Kojima
  • Publication number: 20180009292
    Abstract: In a vehicular air conditioning device including an air conditioning case having an air passage therein, a cooling heat exchanger disposed in the air passage, the heat exchanger exchanging heat between blown air flowing through the air passage and a heat medium, a cooling medium supplying sub pipe and a cooling medium recovering sub pipe connected to the cooling heat exchanger, the cooling medium supplying sub pipe and the cooling medium recovering sub pipe supplying the heat medium to and recovering the heat medium from the outside, and an air filter disposed in the air passage, and the air filter being attachable to and detachable from the air conditioning case, in which the cooling medium supplying sub pipe and the cooling medium recovering sub pipe have overlapping sections, respectively, included in an attachment and detachment path of the air filter and the overlapping sections are disposed in parallel with an attachment and detachment direction of the air filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Valeo Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Hideki Nagano, Masayuki Murase, Naoto Hayashi