Akira Iwata 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).
Abstract: An imaging device includes a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels, each including a photoelectric converter, are arranged, including an effective pixel region, an optical black region covered with a light-shielding film, and a dummy pixel region arranged between the effective pixel region and the optical black region. The pixels arranged in at least the effective pixel region and the optical black region among the plurality of the pixels each include an optical waveguide arranged above the photoelectric converter. The pixels including the optical waveguides are arranged between the effective pixel region and the optical black region so as to be spaced apart from each other by at least a one-pixel pitch.
Abstract: A battery pack cooling system includes a plurality of cells disposed in an internal space of a battery pack case so as to form a cooling passage configured to cool the cell modules by cooling air flowing in the cooling passage. The cooling passage includes a cooling air inlet passage, a cooling air exhaust passage, and a plurality of cooling branch passages disposed to connect the cooling air inlet passage and the cooling air exhaust passage in parallel. A minimum temperature sensor is disposed in the upstream position to measure a lowest temperature region in a first cell module. A maximum temperature sensor is disposed in the downstream position which becomes a highest temperature region in the first cell module. Another temperature sensor is disposed in a second cell module to measure the temperature of either the highest temperature or the lowest temperature in the second cell module.
Abstract: A printing apparatus having a copying function includes a document feeder that feeds a document, an image reading section that scans the document fed from the document feeder and generates image data of the document, a printing section that performs printing on paper in accordance with the image data, and a controller. The controller performs an avoidance process of avoiding performing the printing in which a size of a sheet of the document and a size of the paper do not match against an intention of a user, in a case where a setting is made in which the document, on which single-sided printing is performed, is printed on both sides of the paper to perform double-sided printing, and the document includes sheets having different sizes and includes an odd number of successive sheets with an identical size.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a first pull-down transistor, a mode switching circuit, and a leak-cut circuit are provided. The first pull-down transistor pulls down an input/output terminal. The mode switching circuit controls on and off of the first pull-down transistor based on an enable signal. The leak-cut circuit turns off the first pull-down transistor when a power supply of the mode switching circuit is shut down.
Abstract: A three-dimensional model display device and a model display system in which even a beginner can easily edit a model, and edit and watch a moving image using a model while maintaining harmony of a model, a texture, and a motion. When a user clicks a selection button of “trying-on”, performed is a preview display about how an avatar possessed by the user is displayed when the avatar wears a cloth, a hairstyle, an item, and an accessory desired to be tried on. A head size, a body portion size, and a bust portion size of the avatar possessed by the user are managed in a user management table. Display data related to the preview display displayed on the display screen of the model display device is dynamically generated by a model display server based on the head size, the body portion size, and the bust portion size.
Abstract: The burden of designing software for controlling an apparatus incorporating a computer is reduced. An apparatus that incorporates a computer having software including a plurality of components and that is controlled by the computer includes an obtainment unit that obtains information to be delivered from a component to another component, a registration unit that registers information identification information for identifying information that each component wishes to receive in a delivery table in advance, and a delivery unit that identifies a component to which the information obtained by the obtainment unit is to be delivered on the basis of the delivery table and delivers the information to the identified component.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus for performing a predetermined job, includes: an operation panel; and a panel controller, wherein the panel controller detects whether a user operation received by the operation panel is a job starting operation or a reference/change operation and determines whether or not the user operation is an operation which is an object of user authentication, and the panel controller performs first authentication control of, when the job starting operation is received, requiring the user authentication and permitting starting of the job after authentication success, and performs second authentication control of, when a first reference/change operation is received when not in the authentication permission mode, requiring the user authentication, permitting the first reference/change operation after authentication success, and transferring to the authentication permission mode, and in the authentication permission mode, permitting the first reference/change operation and terminating the auth
Abstract: The present invention relates to a three-dimensional (3D) model display device and a 3D model display system in which even a beginner can easily edit a 3D model, and edit and watch a moving image using a 3D model while maintaining harmony of a model, a texture, and a motion. When a user clicks a selection button 508b of “trying-on”, performed is a preview display about how an avatar possessed by the user is displayed when the avatar wears a cloth, a hairstyle, an item, and an accessory desired to be tried on. A head size, a body portion size, and a bust portion size of the avatar possessed by the user are managed in a user management table. Display data related to the preview display displayed on the display screen 114 of the 3D model display device is dynamically generated by a 3D model display server based on the head size, the body portion size, and the bust portion size.
Abstract: The present invention provides a medicine which promotes the production of neutrophiles in case the number of the neutrophiles decreases upon treating the tumor of a cat, and does not have side-effects, wherein said medicine is prepared by incorporating, as an active ingredient, a protein which consists of 174 amino acids, and has an activity as a feline granulocyte colony stimulating factor.
Abstract: An inner die hole (3) communicates with an outer relief hole (5) having a diameter larger than that of the inner die hole (3) concentrically through a stepped portion (4). A screen (1) has a thickness (T) set larger than a diameter (d1) of the inner die hole (3). The inner die hole (3) has a depth (h1) set substantially equal to the diameter (d1) thereof. The outer relief hole (5) has a depth (h2) set to a remainder (T-h1) of the thickness (T).
Abstract: A double screen (42) including a cylindrical screen (18) and a conical screen (23) is attached to an upper casing (3) into which a revolution shaft (11) is inserted and is provided with a supply opening (2). A rotary blade 12 is arranged within an annular space (15) having a nearly V-shaped section between the cylindrical screen (18) and the conical screen (23) so as to rotate keeping a desired gap relative to the respective screen surfaces. Since the annular space (15) having the nearly V-shaped section is spaced apart from the revolution shaft (11), the rotary blade (12) rotates at a high circumferential speed even in the bottom portion of the annular space (15).
Abstract: The photosensitive resin composition comprises (a) a ternary copolymer of an ethylenically unsaturated amide, carboxyl-containing monomer and third monomer, (b) an esterified resin by the reaction of an unsaturated carboxylic acid and a novolactype epoxy resin, (c) a photopolymerizable monomer, (d) a photopolymerization initiator and (e) a powder such as a finely divided silica filler. The resist layer formed from the composition is capable of being developed with an alkaline aqueous solution and has excellent heat resistance in addition to other desirable properties when the patterned resist layer by the pattern-wise exposure to ultraviolet light and development is subjected to a heat treatment to effect thermal curing.
Abstract: Herein disclosed is a particle processing apparatus to be used in a wide field including food, medical and chemical industries either for granulating or coating particles on a disk by rotating the disk in a barrel equipped with scrapers or for blending the particles in the barrel by rotating blades in the barrel. The particle processing apparatus comprises: a barrel for accommodating particles to be processed; a disk-shaped rotating member having an outer circumference of V-shaped section and including processing means for processing the particles in the barrel when the rotating member is rotated; rotating means for rotating the rotating member; and an annular bearing member having an inner circumference of V-shaped section for bearing the rotating member in a rotatable manner with a small gap between its inner circumference and the outer circumference of the rotating member.
Abstract: A graphic data processor for processing two-dimensional signals or one-dimensional signals such as observed graphic data. One graphic data processor includes circuitry for effecting two-dimensional Fourier conversion of the observed graphic data signals such that components occur with respect to first through fourth image limits on the resultant two-dimensional Fourier plane; circuitry for forming processed graphic data including circuitry for nullifying all but one of the components from the first through fourth image limits and circuitry for effecting two-dimensional inverse Fourier conversion on the one component to derive the processed graphic data; circuitry for determining the phase component of the processed graphic data; and circuitry for determining the local gradient of said phase component.
Abstract: In an X-ray CT apparatus including an X-ray source for irradiating X-rays to an object to be tested; a radiant ray detector for detecting the amount of X-rays transmitted through said object to be tested; a device for rotating the X-ray source and the detector about an axis to produce detection signals corresponding to the amount of transmitted X-rays; a filter for filter processing the detection signal; circuitry for back-projecting the filtering resultant to thereby reproduce a distribution image of X-ray absorption in a cross-section of the object to be tested, and a device for interpolating interpolation values into the detection signals to form expanded signals having an elongated length so that the expanded signals are used for the filter processing.
September 16, 1985
Date of Patent:
April 26, 1988
Hitachi Medical Corporation
Isao Horiba, Akira Iwata, Hiroshi Sasaki, Kazuhiro Sato
Abstract: An object is irradiated with respective cone-beam like X-rays from first and second directions. For each of the first and second directions are produced mask and live images as respective projection images of the object before and after a contrast medium reaches an interested part of the object. Then, subtraction of the mask image from the live image is made in conjunction with each of the first and second directions. The resulting subtraction image assumes a projection image of the distribution of the contrast medium in the interested part taken in the corresponding direction. The respective projection widths of such projection images of the contrast medium distribution are determined to generate an ellipse defined by the projection widths. The shape of this ellipse is corrected in accordance with individual data values in the projection images of the contrast medium, thereby providing a corrected shape accurately resembling the actual shape of the interested part of the object.
Abstract: Molten oxide of grinding material, refractory material, etc., being poured into a circular casting space formed between coaxially arranged inner and outer cylinders and cooled by the water contained in the inner cylinder. Thus, the molten oxide is cooled radially from the center of the inner cylinder and solidified. The outer cylinder includes two segments which separate from each other for facilitating putting the molten oxide into the casting space and taking the resulting solidified product out of the casting space.
Abstract: A horizontal continuous casting installation wherein a body of molten metal stored in a tundish is continuously fed through a tundish nozzle connected to the tundish near its bottom and extending horizontally to a mold connected to the forward end of the tundish nozzle coaxially therewith, to perform casting by the mold to produce a strand continuously withdrawn horizontally from the mold. An electromagnetic field generating device is arranged in the vicinity of the tundish nozzle and mold in a manner to enclose same, to generate an electromagnetic force oriented toward the center of a body of molten metal flowing through the boundary and exerted on the body of molten metal. The electromagnetic field generating device is constructed such that a magnetic flux of higher density is generated in a lower portion of the body of molten metal than in an upper portion thereof.
Abstract: An apparatus for automatically correcting image distortions by inter-image processing, which is arranged to obtain, prior to performing the inter-image processing of two two-dimensional digital images, a displacement vector between these two images, and to thereby obtain, based on this displacement vector, a corrected image of one of these two images, and to provide this corrected image for performing the inter-image processing between it and the other image.
Abstract: A horizontal continuous casting installation, particularly for casting a strand of a large transverse dimension, wherein a body of molten metal stored in a tundish is continuously supplied through a tundish nozzle secured to the tundish in the vicinity of its bottom and extending horizontally therefrom to a mold connected to the forward end of the tundish nozzle and arranged coaxially therewith to cast a strand which is continuously withdrawn horizontally from the mold. The mold has an inner transverse dimension greater than the inner transverse dimension of the tundish nozzle. An electromagnetic field generating device is located between an outer surface of the tundish nozzle and an inner surface of the mold in the vicinity of an end surface of the mold facing the tundish nozzle for exerting an electromagnetic force on the body of molten metal flowing from the tundish nozzle to the mold in such a manner that the electromagnetic force is oriented toward the center of the body of molten metal.