Patents by Inventor Akihiro Tanaka

Akihiro Tanaka 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: 20220373611
    Abstract: A deterioration determination device for a storage battery system includes: a current sensor configured to, at a time of stopping charging or stopping discharging of storage batteries, measure circulation current generated among storage battery arrays in each of storage battery array blocks; a measurement control unit configured to collect a value of the circulation current measured by the current sensor; and a storage battery state determining unit configured to, from the collected value of the circulation current, determine whether or not there is deterioration of the storage batteries in the storage battery array blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicants: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., THE FURUKAWA BATTERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto NAKAMURA, Akira TANAKA, Masanobu ARAGAKI, Hideaki YOSHIDA, Wataru TEZUKA, Akihiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20220375054
    Abstract: An inspection system for a fabricated object formed by layering powder includes an acquisition unit that acquires an image of a surface of each of layers, an identification unit that identifies a defect portion (protruding portion or recessed portion) on the surface of the powder and a position of the defect portion based on the acquired image, and a determination unit that determines that an abnormality occurs when the defect portion successively occurs at a same position in the plurality of layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Takahiro TACHIBANA, Akira KONO, Yoshiyuki OTSUBO, Yusuke YAMASHINA, Akihiro TANAKA, Tatsuya KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220365360
    Abstract: A lens interchangeable digital camera includes an image sensor in which a subject image is formed on an imaging surface through an imaging optical system including a zoom lens and a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving the image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A zoom operation determination unit determines whether or not a zoom operation in which the zoom lens moves is being performed. In a case where the zoom operation determination unit determines that the zoom operation is being performed, an operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation which is allowed while the zoom operation is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro UCHIDA, Koichi TANAKA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Hideo KOBAYASHI, Seiichi IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220356276
    Abstract: A method for producing low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene having a melt viscosity at 380° C. of 1.0×102 to 7.0×105 Pa·s. The method includes: (1) irradiating high molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene with radiation in the presence of a substance capable of generating a free hydrogen atom and decomposing the high molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene into a low molecular weight component; and (2) deactivating at least part of main-chain radicals and end radicals generated by the irradiation and providing the low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene. Also disclosed is a composition containing the low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene and a low molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takayuki Tanaka, Kazuyuki Satoh, Akihiro Oshima
  • Patent number: 11495612
    Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory openings and support openings are formed through the alternating stack, and memory opening fill structures and support pillar structures are formed in the memory openings and in the support openings, respectively. Via cavities extending to each of the sacrificial material layers are formed through the alternating stack without forming any stepped surfaces in the alternating stack. The via cavities may be formed in areas that do not overlap with the support pillar structures, or in areas that include at least one support pillar structure. Sacrificial via fill structures are formed in the via cavies, and the sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The sacrificial via fill structures are removed, and a combination of a tubular dielectric spacer and a contact via structure can be formed in the via cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Tanaka, Koichi Ito, Hideaki Hasegawa, Akihiro Tobioka, Sung Tae Lee
  • Publication number: 20220346632
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit, an estimation unit, an acquisition unit, a production unit, and a display control unit. The input unit acquires examination information including an endoscope image. The estimation unit estimates an image pickup site based on the endoscope image. The acquisition unit acquires, from the examination information, image pickup information corresponding to the endoscope image and indicating a state of at least one of an endoscope or a subject when the endoscope image is picked up. The production unit produces a model map and associates the image pickup information with a virtual site based on a result of the estimation by the estimation unit. The display control unit controls a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi TANAKA, Takehito HAYAMI, Akihiro KUBOTA, Yamato KANDA, Makoto KITAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220324207
    Abstract: Provided is a stretchable film including an elastomer layer, and a surface layer provided on any one or both of a first surface and a second surface of the elastomer layer, in which the surface layer contains one or more polypropylene-based resins selected from the group consisting of block polypropylene, which is a copolymer with ethylene, and random polypropylene, which is a copolymer with ethylene, and calcium carbonate, a content of the calcium carbonate in the surface layer is 10% to 75% by mass with respect to a total mass of the surface layer, a thickness of the elastomer layer is 20 ?m to 55 ?m, and a thickness of the surface layer is 0.4 ?m to 5.0 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Tatsuya HIRANO, Takaaki MAEDA, Akihiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220322810
    Abstract: A cosmetic container including a wiper capable of avoiding a pumping phenomenon without deterioration in scraping effect is provided. A wiper fitted to an opening of a cosmetic container includes a plurality of tongue pieces having the same shape disposed evenly in a circumferential direction and extending downward inside the container. Regions of the tongue pieces adjacent to each other partially overlap in the circumferential direction and are joined integrally at the overlapping portion. A length of the tongue pieces in an axial direction gradually decreases from one circumferential side edge portion toward the other side edge portion. In the overlapping portion, a tongue piece side short in the axial direction is disposed inside so as to form a groove between the tongue pieces, extending in the circumferential direction, that allows for air to pass between outside and inside spaces of the wiper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventor: Akihiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220327806
    Abstract: It selects learning data that is effective for learning a learning model. An identification information assignment device comprising: a processor; and memory, wherein, using the memory, the processor: acquiring a plurality of image data; selecting a part of the plurality of image data as learning data; assigning identification information to the selected image data by using a learning model which is recorded in the memory; and updating the learning model by using the selected image data to which the identification information is assigned, wherein identification information is assigned to a rest of the plurality of image data by using the updated learning model, the rest of the plurality of image data being different from the selected image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Tomoaki ITOH, Hidehiko SHIN, Daijiroh ICHIMURA, Atsushi MIYATA, Yoshiyuki OKIMOTO, Akihiro TANAKA, Kaito MIZUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220328517
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that have a new structure are provided, in which memory cells are laminated in a three dimensional state so that the chip area may be reduced. The nonvolatile semiconductor memory device of the present invention is a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that has a plurality of the memory strings, in which a plurality of electrically programmable memory cells is connected in series. The memory strings comprise a pillar shaped semiconductor; a first insulation film formed around the pillar shaped semiconductor; a charge storage layer formed around the first insulation film; the second insulation film formed around the charge storage layer; and first or nth electrodes formed around the second insulation film (n is natural number more than 1). The first or nth electrodes of the memory strings and the other first or nth electrodes of the memory strings are respectively the first or nth conductor layers that are spread in a two dimensional state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru KITO, Hideaki AOCHI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Akihiro NITAYAMA, Masaru KIDOH, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Yasuyuki MATSUOKA, Mitsuru SATO
  • Patent number: 11467367
    Abstract: An imaging device stores a focal length and a position of a focus lens in a storage unit in a case in which a focal state is determined to be a focus state in which a subject is in focus and at least one of the imaging device or the subject is determined to be stationary; generates tracking data for changing the position of the focus lens according to a change in focal length, using a plurality of stored focal lengths and a plurality of stored positions of the focus lens; and performs a zoom tracking control using the generated tracking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Fujiki, Akihiro Uchida, Koichi Tanaka, Kenkichi Hayashi, Seiichi Izawa
  • Patent number: 11467261
    Abstract: A distance measuring device that measures a distance to an object. The distance measuring device includes: a light source that emits pulsed light; a reflector that reflects and radiates, as radiation light, the pulsed light emitted from the light source, and reflects object light that is the radiation light reflected by the object and returning; and an imager that captures the object light reflected by the reflector. The pulsed light emitted from the light source is diffused light. The light source and the imager are located to face the reflector. The reflector radiates, as the radiation light, light in a shape with a long axis and a short axis. The imager performs exposure in synchronization with the pulsed light to image the object light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinzo Koyama, Akihiro Odagawa, Takuma Katayama, Tsuyoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11459040
    Abstract: Provided is a work vehicle having an improved obstacle detection accuracy. The work vehicle includes: a bonnet provided on a front portion of a travelling vehicle body; an obstacle sensor that detects an obstacle on a front side; and a sensor attaching stay configured to extend toward a front side of the bonnet and to allow the obstacle sensor to be attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: ISEKI & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kamoda, Itsuki Doi, Yutaka Kajino, Akihiro Machida, Seiji Tanaka, Shiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20220302166
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that have a new structure are provided, in which memory cells are laminated in a three dimensional state so that the chip area may be reduced. The nonvolatile semiconductor memory device of the present invention is a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device that has a plurality of the memory strings, in which a plurality of electrically programmable memory cells is connected in series. The memory strings comprise a pillar shaped semiconductor; a first insulation film formed around the pillar shaped semiconductor; a charge storage layer formed around the first insulation film; the second insulation film formed around the charge storage layer; and first or nth electrodes formed around the second insulation film (n is natural number more than 1). The first or nth electrodes of the memory strings and the other first or nth electrodes of the memory strings are respectively the first or nth conductor layers that are spread in a two dimensional state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru KITO, Hideaki AOCHI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Akihiro NITAYAMA, Masaru KIDOH, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Yasuyuki MATSUOKA, Mitsuru SATO
  • Patent number: 11448894
    Abstract: A lens interchangeable digital camera includes an image sensor in which a subject image is formed on an imaging surface through an imaging optical system including a zoom lens and a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving the image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A zoom operation determination unit determines whether or not a zoom operation in which the zoom lens moves is being performed. In a case where the zoom operation determination unit determines that the zoom operation is being performed, an operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation which is allowed while the zoom operation is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Uchida, Koichi Tanaka, Kenkichi Hayashi, Hideo Kobayashi, Seiichi Izawa
  • Patent number: 11450679
    Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory openings and support openings are formed through the alternating stack, and memory opening fill structures and support pillar structures are formed in the memory openings and in the support openings, respectively. Via cavities extending to each of the sacrificial material layers are formed through the alternating stack without forming any stepped surfaces in the alternating stack. The via cavities may be formed in areas that do not overlap with the support pillar structures, or in areas that include at least one support pillar structure. Sacrificial via fill structures are formed in the via cavies, and the sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The sacrificial via fill structures are removed, and a combination of a tubular dielectric spacer and a contact via structure can be formed in the via cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Tanaka, Koichi Ito, Hideaki Hasegawa, Akihiro Tobioka, Sung Tae Lee
  • Patent number: 11427134
    Abstract: A working vehicle may be provided that detects obstacles around a self-traveling tractor in a wide range, with reduced erroneous detection. A tractor may include a vehicle body including a front wheel and a rear wheel; a rear wheel fender covering the front and top of the rear wheel; a rear stay in a shape that extends along the rear wheel fender, a rear first obstacle sensor provided at the front of the rear stay; and a rear second obstacle sensor provided at the rear of the rear stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ISEKI & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kamoda, Itsuki Doi, Yutaka Kajino, Akihiro Machida, Seiji Tanaka, Shiro Ito, Hisasada Fujiie
  • Patent number: 11425799
    Abstract: A heating apparatus (2) includes a high frequency power supply (3), a left conductive plate (4), a right conductive plate (5), a left heating coil (11), and a right heating coil (12). The left heating coil (11) includes a left conductor portion (21). The left conductor portion (21) faces a gear tooth (7a) of a helical gear (7) and extends in a direction orthogonal to the direction in which the gear tooth (7a) extends. The left heating coil (11) includes a focusing magnetic body (31) which focuses magnetic flux in the left conductor portion (21) and concentrates the magnetic flux on a surface of the gear tooth (7a). The left heating coil (11) includes an upper inducing magnetic body (32) which induces a part of the magnetic flux flowing in a tooth root of the gear tooth (7a) into a tooth tip of the gear tooth (7a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., FUJI ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Orihara, Hiroaki Mase, Yasuaki Matsumoto, Junko Tanaka, Ryosuke Fukuchi, Hiroko Watanabe, Yasufumi Nakai, Akihiro Hanaki
  • Publication number: 20220262240
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a traffic prediction apparatus, system, method and program capable of predicting the number of vehicles and the speed of vehicles in a predetermined time and in a predetermined range based on waterfall data of vehicles. The traffic prediction apparatus comprises acquisition means for acquiring waterfall data comprising a generation position of a vibration, a generation time of the vibration and an amplitude of the vibration generated by a vehicle traveling on a road, pre-processing means for transforming the acquired waterfall data, generation means for training a portion of the plurality of processed waterfall data and at least one corresponding ground truth traffic property used as plurality of labels to generate a trained model, wherein the ground truth may be obtained from a secondary acquisition means, and prediction means for predicting at least one traffic property for a processed waterfall data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Chaitanya Prasad NARISETTY, Akihiro TANAKA, Tomoyuki HINO
  • Patent number: 11418711
    Abstract: The lens interchangeable digital camera includes a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving an image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A characteristic data acquisition unit acquires optical characteristic data corresponding to optical characteristics of an imaging optical system of a lens unit mounted on a body mount. A determination unit determines whether or not adaptive optical characteristic data that can be handled by an image correction unit that performs image correction based on the optical characteristic data can be acquired. An operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation in an uncorrectable state where the image correction based on the adaptive optical characteristic data is not possible since the adaptive optical characteristic data cannot be acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Akihiro Uchida, Kenkichi Hayashi, Seiichi Izawa, Hideo Kobayashi