Patents by Inventor Akinobu Watanabe

Akinobu Watanabe 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: 20210012361
    Abstract: A request information group optimization method for optimizing a request information group includes: inputting external information; analyzing the external information according to analysis conditions; estimating a customer information group based on an analysis result; optimizing the request information group by rearranging the request information group until the estimated customer information group satisfies optimization conditions; and linking a product ID in the request information group to existing information of the product ID that is obligated to be described and estimating information necessary for optimization using the existing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Keiichi MITANI, Akinobu WATANABE, Atsushi NEO
  • Patent number: 10878228
    Abstract: A position information server receives position information of a subject from a distance sensor, decides a position information generation process to be executed by the distance sensor on the basis of the received position information, and transmits instruction information related to the position information generation process to the distance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Katsuyuki Nakamura, Toshio Kamimura, Akinobu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10818601
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate SB and a wiring structure formed on a main surface of the semiconductor substrate SB. The uppermost first wiring layer among a plurality of wiring layers included in the wiring structure includes a pad PD, and the pad PD has a first region for bonding a copper wire and a second region for bringing a probe into contact with the pad. A second wiring layer that is lower by one layer than the first wiring layer among the plurality of wiring layers included in the wiring structure includes a wiring line M6 arranged immediately below the pad PD, the wiring line M6 is arranged immediately below a region other than the first region of the pad PD, and no conductor pattern in the same layer as a layer of the wiring line M6 belong is formed immediately below the first region of the pad PD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Deguchi, Akinobu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200328157
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate SB and a wiring structure formed on a main surface of the semiconductor substrate SB. The uppermost first wiring layer among a plurality of wiring layers included in the wiring structure includes a pad PD, and the pad PD has a first region for bonding a copper wire and a second region for bringing a probe into contact with the pad. A second wiring layer that is lower by one layer than the first wiring layer among the plurality of wiring layers included in the wiring structure includes a wiring line M6 arranged immediately below the pad PD, the wiring line M6 is arranged immediately below a region other than the first region of the pad PD, and no conductor pattern in the same layer as a layer of the wiring line M6 belong is formed immediately below the first region of the pad PD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori DEGUCHI, Akinobu WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10777507
    Abstract: A semiconductor device having a plurality of wiring layers including a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer, with the first wiring layer being the uppermost layer and including a pad PD that has a first region for bonding a copper wire, and a second region for bringing a probe into contact with the pad. The second wiring layer is one layer below the first wiring layer and includes a first wiring line arranged immediately below the second region of the pad, the second wiring layer having no conductor pattern at a region overlapping with the first region of the pad PD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Deguchi, Akinobu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200280746
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to make it possible to download via a network, efficiently manage, retrieve, and reproduce an external content associated with a content recorded on a recording medium. To solve the problem, a program is used which controls reproduction of information located on a recording medium and related information. The program includes the steps of: obtaining from the outside specific information associated with predetermined information recorded on a recording medium; and obtaining medium identification information located on a recording medium; wherein if the specific information has been obtained, a storage unit in a reproducing apparatus is controlled to associate the specific information with the medium identification information for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Takuya Imaide, Toshihiro Kato, Akinobu Watanabe, Naozumi Sugimura, Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10740600
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a posture estimation system including a range image camera for acquiring and outputting range image and an attitude estimation device connected via the network to the range image camera. The range image camera includes a range image sensor, a range image generator that extracts a region including foreground pixels from the input range image acquired from the range image sensor and generates a range image including the extracted area, a first posture estimator that estimates a first joint position from the range image, and a first communicator that transmits the range image and the estimated first joint position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinobu Watanabe, Katsuyuki Nakamura, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Toshio Kamimura
  • Patent number: 10645424
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to make it possible to download via a network, efficiently manage, retrieve, and reproduce an external content associated with a content recorded on a recording medium. To solve the problem, a program is used which controls reproduction of information located on a recording medium and related information. The program includes the steps of: obtaining from the outside specific information associated with predetermined information recorded on a recording medium; and obtaining medium identification information located on a recording medium; wherein if the specific information has been obtained, a storage unit in a reproducing apparatus is controlled to associate the specific information with the medium identification information for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Takuya Imaide, Toshihiro Kato, Akinobu Watanabe, Naozumi Sugimura, Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10489921
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for preventing a frame-out of a person from an image acquired through a camera in a behavior analysis technology using the acquired image. A behavior analysis apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit; a person image extraction unit; a person skeleton detection unit; a person behavior analysis unit; a frame-out determination unit configured to determine a frame-out of the person toward an outside of the predetermined field angle as to one of whether or not the frame-out has occurred and whether or not the frame-out is predictable through use of any one of the person image area and the person skeleton; and a frame-out notification unit configured to notify the person of the determination in one of a case where the frame-out has occurred and a case where the frame-out is predictable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Kamimura, Yuuichi Nonaka, Akinobu Watanabe, Yasuyuki Mimatsu
  • Patent number: 10462356
    Abstract: The present invention provides a quantification technique of an installation state of a range image camera in a range image camera system provided with a plurality of range image cameras. In the range image camera system provided with the plurality of range image cameras and the range image camera cooperative processing device for cooperatively processing the plurality of range image cameras, the installation information of the range image cameras is generated from a range distribution of the range image photographed by the range cameras and a luminance distribution of the luminance image to photograph the reflected light of the irradiation light of the range image camera arranged adjacently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Kamimura, Akinobu Watanabe, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Katsuyuki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190138800
    Abstract: A position information server receives position information of a subject from a distance sensor, decides a position information generation process to be executed by the distance sensor on the basis of the received position information, and transmits instruction information related to the position information generation process to the distance sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuyuki MIMATSU, Katsuyuki NAKAMURA, Toshio KAMIMURA, Akinobu WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10279556
    Abstract: A press machine includes a drive mechanism that moves at least one of an upper tool and a lower tool and machines a workpiece placed between the upper and lower tools. The drive mechanism includes a first drive source that rotates a screw shaft serving as an advance-retract component and a second drive source that rotates a nut connected to the screw shaft. A structure including the upper tool and lower tools includes a casing supporting the screw shaft such that the screw shaft is rotatable, a movable member that is movably formed in the casing and can contact an end of the screw shaft or retract therefrom, and a drive unit that moves the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Imaeda, Masaaki Hayashi, Akinobu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190132509
    Abstract: The present invention provides a quantification technique of an installation state of a range image camera in a range image camera system provided with a plurality of range image cameras. In the range image camera system provided with the plurality of range image cameras and the range image camera cooperative processing device for cooperatively processing the plurality of range image cameras, the installation information of the range image cameras is generated from a range distribution of the range image photographed by the range cameras and a luminance distribution of the luminance image to photograph the reflected light of the irradiation light of the range image camera arranged adjacently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Toshio KAMIMURA, Akinobu WATANABE, Yasuyuki MIMATSU, Katsuyuki NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190102613
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a posture estimation system including a range image camera for acquiring and outputting range image and an attitude estimation device connected via the network to the range image camera. The range image camera includes a range image sensor, a range image generator that extracts a region including foreground pixels from the input range image acquired from the range image sensor and generates a range image including the extracted area, a first posture estimator that estimates a first joint position from the range image, and a first communicator that transmits the range image and the estimated first joint position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Akinobu WATANABE, Katsuyuki NAKAMURA, Yasuyuki MIMATSU, Toshio KAMIMURA
  • Publication number: 20180374795
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate SB and a wiring structure formed on a main surface of the semiconductor substrate SB. The uppermost first wiring layer among a plurality of wiring layers included in the wiring structure includes a pad PD, and the pad PD has a first region for bonding a copper wire and a second region for bringing a probe into contact with the pad. A second wiring layer that is lower by one layer than the first wiring layer among the plurality of wiring layers included in the wiring structure includes a wiring line M6 arranged immediately below the pad PD, the wiring line M6 is arranged immediately below a region other than the first region of the pad PD, and no conductor pattern in the same layer as a layer of the wiring line M6 belong is formed immediately below the first region of the pad PD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinori DEGUCHI, Akinobu WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20180174307
    Abstract: To simultaneously figure out information on a motion of the whole body of a subject and information on a small motion of a certain part of the subject by using range images obtained by imaging the subject, an image processing apparatus is configured to obtain first part information from a first range image obtained by imaging a first area of the subject. Second part information is obtained from a second range image of a second smaller area of the subject. A transformation function that performs coordinate transformation between a first coordinate system in the first part information and a second coordinate system in the second part information, and generates combined part information based on the transformation function, such that the combined part information is information representing the first part information and the second part information in the common coordinate system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Yuuichi NONAKA, Akinobu WATANABE, Toshio KAMIMURA, Yasuyuki MIMATSU
  • Publication number: 20180144482
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for preventing a frame-out of a person from an image acquired through a camera in a behavior analysis technology using the acquired image. A behavior analysis apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit; a person image extraction unit; a person skeleton detection unit; a person behavior analysis unit; a frame-out determination unit configured to determine a frame-out of the person toward an outside of the predetermined field angle as to one of whether or not the frame-out has occurred and whether or not the frame-out is predictable through use of any one of the person image area and the person skeleton; and a frame-out notification unit configured to notify the person of the determination in one of a case where the frame-out has occurred and a case where the frame-out is predictable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Toshio KAMIMURA, Yuuichi NONAKA, Akinobu WATANABE, Yasuyuki MIMATSU
  • Publication number: 20160316231
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to make it possible to download via a network, efficiently manage, retrieve, and reproduce an external content associated with a content recorded on a recording medium. To solve the problem, a program is used which controls reproduction of information located on a recording medium and related information. The program includes the steps of: obtaining from the outside specific information associated with predetermined information recorded on a recording medium; and obtaining medium identification information located on a recording medium; wherein if the specific information has been obtained, a storage unit in a reproducing apparatus is controlled to associate the specific information with the medium identification information for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Takuya Imaide, Toshihiro Kato, Akinobu Watanabe, Naozumi Sugimura, Nozomu Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20160243778
    Abstract: A press machine includes a drive mechanism that moves at least one of an upper tool and a lower tool and machines a workpiece placed between the upper and lower tools. The drive mechanism includes a first drive source that rotates a screw shaft serving as an advance-retract component and a second drive source that rotates a nut connected to the screw shaft. A structure including the upper tool and lower tools includes a casing supporting the screw shaft such that the screw shaft is rotatable, a movable member that is movably formed in the casing and can contact an end of the screw shaft or retract therefrom, and a drive unit that moves the movable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru IMAEDA, Masaaki HAYASHI, Akinobu WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9418704
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to make it possible to download via a network, efficiently manage, retrieve, and reproduce an external content associated with a content recorded on a recording medium. To solve the problem, a program is used which controls reproduction of information located on a recording medium and related information. The program includes the steps of: obtaining from the outside specific information associated with predetermined information recorded on a recording medium; and obtaining medium identification information located on a recording medium; wherein if the specific information has been obtained, a storage unit in a reproducing apparatus is controlled to associate the specific information with the medium identification information for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Takuya Imaide, Toshihiro Kato, Akinobu Watanabe, Naozumi Sugimura, Nozomu Shimoda