Patents by Inventor Akira Hamada

Akira Hamada 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: 11464782
    Abstract: Provided is a therapeutic or prophylactic agent for pain or interstitial cystitis comprising N-[2-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-H-indazol-3-yl)-1H-indol-6-yl]-N-methyl-(2S)-2-(morpholin-4-yl)propanamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Ueda, Mutsuyoshi Matsushita, Yoshihiro Kitagawa, Akira Matsuo, Tatsuya Maekawa, Sotaro Takigawa, Hiromitsu Watanabe, Naoki Miyagawa, Yuji Hamada, Tetsuya Hondo
  • Publication number: 20220298518
    Abstract: A method for transforming a plant includes exposing a shoot apex of an axillary bud of a plant body, and introducing, into the shoot apex, a microparticle coated with at least one kind of nucleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Haruyasu HAMADA, Yozo NAGIRA, Akira ENDO, Naoaki TAOKA
  • Publication number: 20220245919
    Abstract: An identification device includes an acquirer for acquiring a captured image obtained by imaging a predetermined target, a specifier for specifying a linear region extending in a plurality of mutually different directions, from a region of the captured image acquired by the acquirer, the region including the predetermined target, and an extractor for extracting a feature quantity based on the pixel value, from the linear region specified by the specifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicants: SHINSHU UNIVERSITY, CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tasuku SANO, Ryuhei OKUYAMA, Akane MINAGAWA, Yoshihiro TESHIMA, Akira HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220220985
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid actuator capable of safely driving a drive target. An air actuator using air as a working fluid includes an X-axis pressure sensor that measures air pressures PX+ and PX? along one drive axis, which drives a drive target in an X direction, a Y-axis pressure sensor that measures air pressures PY1+, PY1?, PY2+, and PY2? along two drive axes, which drive the drive target in a Y direction, and an acceleration detection unit that detects translational acceleration and rotational acceleration generated in the drive target on the basis of the measured air pressures PX+, PX?, PY1+, PY1?, PY2+, and PY2?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Marino Watanabe, Akira Kondo, Shinya Hamada
  • Publication number: 20220221881
    Abstract: There is provided a control device that controls a controlled variable of a control target to a target value by controlling a flow rate of gas supplied to and discharged from the control target by a spool type flow control valve. The control device includes a controller that generates a spool position command of the spool type flow control valve, based on the target value, and a non-linear compensator that applies a correction for linearly compensating for non-linear flow rate characteristics of the spool type flow control valve to the generated spool position command, and outputs the command to the spool type flow control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Marino Watanabe, Akira Kondo, Shinya Hamada, Tatsuya Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11371534
    Abstract: Provided is a compressor including: a compressor body that has a motor and compresses air; an aftercooler for cooling the compressed air supplied from the compressor body; a dryer for dehumidifying the compressed air flowing out from the aftercooler; a drain discharge valve for discharging a drain from the dryer; a first pressure sensor for measuring air pressure downstream of the aftercooler; and a control device having a rotation-speed adjusting unit that drives the motor at second acceleration smaller than first acceleration, the first acceleration being rated acceleration of the motor, when a pressure value measured by the first pressure sensor is less than a first threshold value predetermined at startup of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KOBELCO COMPRESSORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsunori Hamada, Shuto Yakubo, Akira Hoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11054837
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile apparatus includes a controller, an image acquirer, an inertia measurer, a distance measurer, and a storage. The controller updates environment map information stored in the storage. The controller estimates a height from a reference surface, based on an image obtained by the image acquirer. The inertia measurer detects an amount of fluctuation of the height. The distance measurer detects whether or not the bottom portion of the autonomous mobile apparatus is in contact with an object. The controller, if having detected a change in height equal to or larger than a reference from information obtained from the image acquirer, the inertia measurer, or the distance measurer, stops updating the environment map information or deletes the environment map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Hamada
  • Publication number: 20210085253
    Abstract: A bioinformation acquiring apparatus includes at least one processor; and a memory configured to store a program to be executed in the processor. The processor acquires bioinformation in a chronological order; derives outlier level parameters, the outlier level parameter indicating a level of inclusion of outliers of the bioinformation in pieces of bioinformation acquired within a first duration; derives correction terms based on the bioinformation after removal of the outliers of the bioinformation from pieces of bioinformation acquired within a second duration that is longer than the first duration; selects one or both of a first correction procedure and a second correction procedure based on the outlier level parameters, as a correction procedure, the first correction procedure using the correction terms, the second correction procedure involving interpolation irrelevant to the correction terms; and corrects the outliers of the bioinformation within the first duration by the selected correction procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu NAKAJIMA, Kouichi NAKAGOME, Takashi YAMAYA, Yasushi MAENO, Akira HAMADA, Shinichi MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20210085217
    Abstract: A bioinformation acquiring apparatus includes at least one processor and a memory configured to store a program to be executed in the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu NAKAJIMA, Kouichi NAKAGOME, Takashi YAMAYA, Yasushi MAENO, Akira HAMADA, Shinichi MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20200066396
    Abstract: A similar image display control apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire similar images obtained as a result of a similar image search with respect to a query image, set categories into which the acquired similar images are to be classified, determine, in a space having a prescribed number of dimensions that is no less than two, coordinates indicating a position of each category region in accordance with attributes of types equal in number to the number of dimensions, the category region being a region indicating one of the set categories, classify the acquired similar images into the set categories, and place the similar images, classified into each of the categories, within the category region positioned in a position as indicated by the determined coordinates and cause a display to display the placed similar images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Akane MINAGAWA, Hiroshi KOGA, Kazuhisa MATSUNAGA, Akira HAMADA
  • Patent number: 10573007
    Abstract: Edges of layers are detected from an input image to create a boundary line candidate image that represents the detected edges. A luminance value of the input image is differentiated to create a luminance value-differentiated image that represents luminance gradient of the layers. An evaluation score image is created which is obtained by weighting calculation at an optimum ratio between a boundary line position probability image and the luminance value-differentiated image. The boundary line position probability image is obtained from the boundary line candidate image and an existence probability image that represents existence of a boundary line to be extracted. A route having the highest total evaluation score is extracted as the boundary line. According to such an image processing apparatus and image processing method, boundary lines of layers can be extracted with a high degree of accuracy from a captured image of a target object composed of a plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: KOWA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nakagawa, Takao Shinohara, Yasushi Maeno, Akira Hamada
  • Publication number: 20180275677
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile apparatus includes a controller, an image acquirer, an inertia measurer, a distance measurer, and a storage. The controller updates environment map information stored in the storage. The controller estimates a height from a reference surface, based on an image obtained by the image acquirer. The inertia measurer detects an amount of fluctuation of the height. The distance measurer detects whether or not the bottom portion of the autonomous mobile apparatus is in contact with an object. The controller, if having detected a change in height equal to or larger than a reference from information obtained from the image acquirer, the inertia measurer, or the distance measurer, stops updating the environment map information or deletes the environment map information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180240240
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus includes a boundary line extraction means that extracts a boundary line of a layer from an input image obtained by capturing an image of a target object composed of a plurality of layers. The boundary line extraction means is configured to first extract boundary lines at upper and lower ends of the target object, limit a search range using the extracted boundary lines at the upper and lower ends to extract another boundary line, limit the search range using an extraction result of the other boundary line to extract still another boundary line, and then sequentially repeat similar processes to extract subsequent boundary lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Toshiaki NAKAGAWA, Takao SHINOHARA, Yasushi MAENO, Akira HAMADA
  • Patent number: 10055844
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus for diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, the apparatus including a memory configured to memorize the captured image; and a processor configured to process the memorized image memorized in the memory. The processor is configured to perform a highlighting process which includes separating the captured image into the brightness component and a color information component; separating the brightness component into a base component and a detail component; highlighting the separated brightness component; and adding a region to be diagnosed in the captured image to the highlighted brightness component while a specified color of the region to be diagnosed is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Hamada, Mitsuyasu Nakajima, Masaru Tanaka, Toshitsugu Sato
  • Publication number: 20180232886
    Abstract: Edges of layers are detected from an input image to create a boundary line candidate image that represents the detected edges. A luminance value of the input image is differentiated to create a luminance value-differentiated image that represents luminance gradient of the layers. An evaluation score image is created which is obtained by weighting calculation at an optimum ratio between a boundary line position probability image and the luminance value-differentiated image. The boundary line position probability image is obtained from the boundary line candidate image and an existence probability image that represents existence of a boundary line to be extracted. A route having the highest total evaluation score is extracted as the boundary line. According to such an image processing apparatus and image processing method, boundary lines of layers can be extracted with a high degree of accuracy from a captured image of a target object composed of a plurality of layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Toshiaki NAKAGAWA, Takao SHINOHARA, Yasushi MAENO, Akira HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180068444
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus for diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, the apparatus including a memory configured to memorize the captured image; and a processor configured to process the memorized image memorized in the memory. The processor is configured to perform a highlighting process which includes separating the captured image into the brightness component and a color information component; separating the brightness component into a base component and a detail component; highlighting the separated brightness component; and adding a region to be diagnosed in the captured image to the highlighted brightness component while a specified color of the region to be diagnosed is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira HAMADA, Mitsuyasu NAKAJIMA, Masaru TANAKA, Toshitsugu SATO
  • Publication number: 20180040124
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus for diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area includes an image-memorizing unit configured to memorize the captured image and a processing unit configured to process the captured image memorized in the image-memorizing unit. The processing unit includes a separating unit configured to separate the captured image into a brightness component and a color information component, an extracting unit configured to extract a region to be diagnosed based on the brightness component or the color information component of the captured image to highlight likeness of the region, and a highlighting unit configured to highlight the extracted region in accordance with the extracted likelihood V representing the likeness of the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira HAMADA, Mitsuyasu NAKAJIMA, Masaru TANAKA, Toshitsugu SATO
  • Patent number: 9836836
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of processing an image in a diagnostic apparatus 100 of diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, comprising: a memorizing step of memorizing the captured image (Step S12), and a processing step of processing the captured image memorized (Step S13), wherein in the processing step a region to be diagnosed is subjected to a highlighting process with a specified color thereof maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Hamada, Mitsuyasu Nakajima, Masaru Tanaka, Toshitsugu Sato
  • Patent number: 9818183
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of processing an image in a diagnostic apparatus 100 of diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, comprising: a separating step of separating the captured image into a brightness component and a color information component; and an extracting step of extracting a region to be diagnosed based on the brightness component or the color information component of the configured image to highlight likeness of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Hamada, Mitsuyasu Nakajima, Masaru Tanaka, Toshitsugu Sato
  • Patent number: 9745655
    Abstract: A maintenance method for a sputtering device includes the steps of: moving a cathode carriage to take a plurality of targets and a plurality of cathodes out of a vacuum chamber; operating a plurality of cathode rotating apparatuses to rotate the targets and the cathodes so as to cause the targets to face upwards; operating a plurality of cathode sliding apparatuses to move the targets and the cathodes located in places at high height to places at low height; removing the targets from the cathodes to attach a plurality of new targets to the cathodes; returning the targets and the cathodes to an original height thereof; returning the targets and the cathodes to original rotation angles; and putting the targets and the cathodes back into the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotake Nashiki, Akira Hamada