Patents by Inventor Akihiko Sugiura

Akihiko Sugiura 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: 20200173933
    Abstract: A defect image including a defect and a defect-free image not including a defect for an article different from an inspection article are acquired to teach an identifier when inspecting for a defect in the inspection article. The identifier that has learned the images is made to identify whether an extracted inspection image obtained by segmenting the inspection image of the inspection article includes the defect and the identification results of the identifier are used to determine whether a defect is present in the inspection article. When teaching the identifier the defect, the identifier is provided with, as learning images, a plurality of extracted defect images generated from the defect image by changing an extracting region for extraction from the defect image such that the defect in the defect image is at a different position in each of the plurality of extracted defect images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotaro Tada, Akihiko Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20170235361
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to an interaction system for a vehicle that can be configured by a user. For example, an interaction system for a vehicle can include an image capture resource to receive eye image data of a user. The interaction system for a vehicle can also include a processor to identify a direction of an eye gaze of the user based on the eye image data. The processor can correlate the eye gaze to a driving experience function (DEF), and the processor can transmit a DEF communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: LUCA RIGAZIO, CASEY JOSEPH CARLIN, ANGELIQUE CAMILLE LANG, MIKI NOBUMORI, GREGORY SENAY, AKIHIKO SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20160288708
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to an interaction system for a vehicle. The interaction system includes one or more input devices configured to receive data comprising a characteristic of a driver of the vehicle. The interaction system also includes one or more output devices configured to deliver an output the driver. The interaction system also includes a human machine interface controller. The human machine interface controller receives the data and analyzes the data to identify an emotional state of the driver. The human machine interface controller generates the output based, at least in part, on the emotional state of the driver and sends the output to the one or more output devices. The output includes a simulated emotional state of the human machine interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: WOOSUK CHANG, ANGEL CAMILLE LANG, MIKI NOBUMORI, LUCA RIGAZIO, GREGORY SENAY, AKIHIKO SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20130338865
    Abstract: An augmented battery for providing power to a powered vehicle includes a case adapted for removably mounting on the vehicle that encloses: at least one cell disposed within the case that provides power to the vehicle; a power port supported by the case that is adapted to electrically couple the at least one cell to the vehicle; and a processor disposed within the case and having an associated memory that stores program code executable by the processor to selectively communicate through an electronic communication circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: David Kryze, Akihiko Sugiura, Tomoya Yamamoto, Houston Hoffman, Deanna Wilkes-Gibbs, Lucas Divine
  • Publication number: 20130030811
    Abstract: Sensors within the vehicle monitor driver movement, such as face and head movement to ascertain the direction a driver is looking, and gestural movement to ascertain what the driver may be pointing at. This information is combined with video camera data taken of the external vehicle surroundings. The apparatus uses these data to assist the speech dialogue processor to disambiguate phrases uttered by the driver. The apparatus can issue informative responses or control vehicular functions based on queries automatically generated based on the disambiguated phrases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jules Olleon, Rohit Talati, David Kryze, Akihiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 7627061
    Abstract: A communication breaking device for breaking communication of an apparatus which communicates by modulation and demodulation using a predetermined code sequence. The predetermined code sequence is extracted from an incoming wave and an inverted-code generator inverts the code sequence into an inverted code sequence, which is transmitted as a communication breaking wave. The phase of the inverted code sequence is advanced before transmitting as the communication breaking wave and the pilot signal, can appropriately be compensated with the advanced inverted code sequence. It can be recognized by a portable telephone that the portable telephone is deviated from a communication area for the base station. A method includes compensating the code sequence in an incoming wave by transmitting a communication breaking wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignees: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 7221697
    Abstract: A base station 21 generates a spectrum-spread spread signal, and transmits up spread signals having different line frequencies to transmission antennas 22a and 22b on two channels, i.e., A channel and B channel, respectively. The up spread signals are subjected to predetermined individual processings by a specific identification card 31 and sent back as a down spread signal on an X channel. Therefore, the base station 21 receives the down spread signal thus sent back by a receiving antenna 23. If receiving the down spread signal, the base station 21 correlates a waveform of the already transmitted up spread signal as a reference waveform with the waveform of the down spread signal. Due to this, the base station 21 can count identification cards 31 which send back down spread signals on the X channel and measure distances from the base station 21 to the respective identification cards 31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignees: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiko Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20050075126
    Abstract: A base station 21 generates a spectrum-spread spread signal, and transmits up spread signals having different line frequencies to transmission antennas 22a and 22b on two channels, i.e., A channel and B channel, respectively. The up spread signals are subjected to predetermined individual processings by a specific identification card 31 and sent back as a down spread signal on an X channel. Therefore, the base station 21 receives the down spread signal thus sent back by a receiving antenna 23. If receiving the down spread signal, the base station 21 correlates a waveform of the already transmitted up spread signal as a reference waveform with the waveform of the down spread signal. Due to this, the base station 21 can count identification cards 31 which send back down spread signals on the X channel and measure distances from the base station 21 to the respective identification cards 31.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Applicants: IBIDEN CO., LTD
    Inventor: Akihiko Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20050074077
    Abstract: A communication breaking device 20 causes a PN-code generator 38 and a delay correcting unit 40 to advance the phase of a PN code sequence extracted by a receiving antenna 21, wide-range amplifiers 22 and 26, a multiplier 24, a BPF 28, a carrier-wave detector 32, a divider 34, a synchronization trapping unit 36 and a PN-code generator 38. An inverted-code generator 41 inverts the PN code sequence into an inverted code sequence. The inverted code sequence is transmitted by a multiplier 42, an electric-power amplifier 44 and a transmitting antenna 47. The inverted code sequence, which is transmitted as a communication breaking wave, is formed into a code sequence in the form of inversion of a pilot signal conforming to CDMA system. Moreover, the phase of the inverted code sequence has been advanced. Therefore, the pilot signal, which is being propagated, can appropriately be compensated with the advanced inverted code sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Applicants: IBIDEN, CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 6870889
    Abstract: An inverted-code generator 41 inverts the PN code sequence into an inverted code sequence. The inverted code sequence is transmitted. The inverted code sequence, which is transmitted as a communication breaking wave, is formed into a code sequence in the form if inversion of a pilot signal conforming to CDMA system. Moreover, the phase of the inverted code sequence has been advanced. Therefore, the pilot signal, which is being propagated, can appropriately be compensated with the advanced inverted code sequence. Thus, a fact can be recognized by a portable telephone that the portable telephone is deviated from a communication area for the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignees: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 5823507
    Abstract: A bobbin 7 around which a solenoid 6 is wound is connected to an electronic control unit 1 fixed to a base plate portion 3c through a connection terminal 11 penetrating a connection hole 2 and a guide hole 4 whose one end portion is fixed to a bobbin 7 and is connected to an end portion of a solenoid 6 and other end portion is connected to the connection hole 2, a hook portion 3d is engaged into a hole 10b so that a yoke 8 is supported, an electromagnetic-force generating portion 5 is assembled to a casing 3, gaps 18 and 21 are formed between the yoke 8 and the bobbin 7 so that the yoke 8 is made to be movable with respect to the bobbin 7 in the axial direction of the sleeve 13 and also in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction of the sleeve 13. When the casing 3 and the valve housing 14 are assembled, the sleeve 13 is smoothly inserted into the electromagnetic-force generating portion 5, and the yoke 8 is pressed and urged to the valve housing 14 by a ring spring 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Inden, Yoshiyuki Katoh, Akihiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: D681012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yue Fei, Tiffany Yun, David Kryze, Junnosuke Kurihara, Akihiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: D902759
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KOKO HOME, INC.
    Inventors: Kiran R. Joshi, Akihiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: D915401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Koko Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran R. Joshi, Akihiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: D916082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Koko Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran R. Joshi, Akihiko Sugiura