Patents by Inventor Akira Kojima

Akira Kojima 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: 20220179307
    Abstract: An actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition includes a resin X including a repeating unit derived from a compound including two or more structural moieties consisting of an anionic moiety and a cationic moiety, and a polymerizable group, in which the compound generates an acid including an acidic moiety derived from the anionic moiety in the two or more structural moieties by irradiation with actinic rays or radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akira TAKADA, Akiyoshi GOTO, Masafumi KOJIMA, Aina USHIYAMA, Michihiro SHIRAKAWA, Keita KATO, Hironori OKA, Mitsuhiro FUJITA, Yasuharu SHIRAISHI
  • Publication number: 20220157426
    Abstract: A medication support apparatus includes a storage unit, an extracting unit, a transfer unit, and a medicine distributing unit. The storage unit is configured to store, in a stacked manner, one-dose packages in each of which medicines are packed. The extracting unit is configured to extract a specific one-dose package from the storage unit. The transfer unit is configured to transfer the one-dose package extracted by the extracting unit. One-dose package transferred by the transfer unit is configured to be arranged on the medicine distributing unit. The extracting unit is configured to be located under the storage unit when the one-dose package is extracted from the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi FUJIE, Hirotaka HAYASHI, Akira KOJIMA, Takuya MORINAGA, Wataru NOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210361532
    Abstract: A medication support apparatus includes a container, a medicine distribution member, a port, a take-out device, and a transfer device. The container is configured to store one-dose packages of medicines. The medicine distribution member includes a plurality of partitions configured to separately include the one-dose packages of medicines. The medicine distribution member is configured to enter and exit the medication support apparatus through the port. The take-out device is configured to take out a specific one of the one-dose packages of medicines from the container. The transfer device is configured to transfer the specific one of the one-dose packages of medicines taken out from the container. The one-dose packages of medicines are configured to be placed at predetermined positions partitioned by the plurality of partitions in the medicine distribution member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka HAYASHI, Akira KOJIMA, Takuya MORINAGA, Norio KIMURA, Wataru NOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20210106893
    Abstract: A virtual reality system is provided that includes a video presentation apparatus, the virtual reality system comprising: the video presentation apparatus which includes circuitry configured to: obtain as input a video sequence composed of a plurality of frames and mask information specifying a complementation target region in the video sequence; separate a frame into a foreground region and a background region based on binary images representing differences between the plurality of frames included in the video sequence; determine either one of patch-search-based completion and paste synthesis as a complementation method for the complementation target region based on a number of pixels belonging to the foreground region and located within a given distance from a periphery of the complementation target region; and complement the complementation target region in accordance with the complementation method; and a virtual reality head mounted display which presents the complemented video sequence to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke TAKAHASHI, Dan MIKAMI, Mariko ISOGAWA, Akira KOJIMA, Hideaki KIMATA, Ayumi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10972751
    Abstract: A video encoding apparatus that predictive-encodes an encoding target image included in an encoding target video. The apparatus includes a prediction device that predicts the encoding target image with reference to a previously-encoded picture as a reference picture and determines first reference information which indicates a first reference region as a reference destination; a second reference information determination device that determines, from reference information used when the first reference region was predictive-encoded, second reference information which indicates a second reference region as another reference destination for the encoding target image; and a predicted image generation device that generates a predicted image based on the second reference information, or both the first reference information and the second reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiori Sugimoto, Shinya Shimizu, Akira Kojima
  • Patent number: 10911779
    Abstract: A moving image encoding/decoding apparatus that performs encoding/decoding while predicting a multiview moving image including moving images of a plurality of different views includes: a corresponding region setting unit that sets a corresponding region on a depth map for an encoding/decoding target region; a region dividing unit that sets a prediction region that is one of regions obtained by dividing the encoding/decoding target region; a disparity vector generation unit that generates, for the prediction region, a disparity vector for a reference view using depth information for a region within the corresponding region that corresponds to the prediction region; a motion information generation unit that generates motion information in the prediction region from the reference view motion information based on the disparity vector for the reference view; and a prediction image generation unit that generates a prediction image for the prediction region using the motion information in the prediction region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Shimizu, Shiori Sugimoto, Akira Kojima
  • Patent number: 10850177
    Abstract: Preliminary experience of a match at a player's perspective is enabled. A virtual environment material storage 13 has stored therein virtual environment materials for reproducing a dynamic object and a static object on a virtual environment. A dynamic object sensing unit 11 chronologically measures a position and a posture of the dynamic object in a real environment and generates position and posture information composed of one movement action. A presentation sequence acquisition unit 17 obtains a presentation sequence including position and posture information of a plurality of different kinds of dynamic objects. A virtual environment construction unit 14 synthesizes a virtual environment material of the dynamic object and a virtual environment material of the static object based on the presentation sequence to construct the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Takahashi, Dan Mikami, Mariko Isogawa, Akira Kojima, Hideaki Kimata, Ayumi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190022492
    Abstract: Preliminary experience of a match at a player's perspective is enabled. A virtual environment material storage 13 has stored therein virtual environment materials for reproducing a dynamic object and a static object on a virtual environment. A dynamic object sensing unit 11 chronologically measures a position and a posture of the dynamic object in a real environment and generates position and posture information composed of one movement action. A presentation sequence acquisition unit 17 obtains a presentation sequence including position and posture information of a plurality of different kinds of dynamic objects. A virtual environment construction unit 14 synthesizes a virtual environment material of the dynamic object and a virtual environment material of the static object based on the presentation sequence to construct the virtual environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke TAKAHASHI, Dan MIKAMI, Mariko ISOGAWA, Akira KOJIMA, Hideaki KIMATA, Ayumi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 9924197
    Abstract: An image encoding/decoding apparatus for performing encoding/decoding while predicting an image between different views using a reference image for a view different from a processing target image and a reference depth map which is a depth map for an object of the reference image when a multi-view image including images of a plurality of different views is encoded/decoded includes a reference depth region setting unit configured to set a reference depth region which is a corresponding region on the reference depth map for decoding target regions into which the processing target image is divided, and an inter-view prediction unit configured to generate an inter-view predicted image for the processing target region from the reference image using depth information in the reference depth region as depth information for the processing target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Shimizu, Shiori Sugimoto, Hideaki Kimata, Akira Kojima
  • Patent number: 9812702
    Abstract: To provide a lithium ion secondary battery capable of suppressing thermal run-away when internal short circuiting occurs. The lithium ion secondary battery includes: a positive electrode including a current collector, a positive electrode active material layer that is formed on the current collector and that contains a lithium-containing complex oxide having a layered rock salt structure and being represented by general formula: LiaNibCocMndDeOf (0.2?a?1; b+c+d+e=1; 0?e<1; D is at least one element selected from Li, Fe, Cr, Cu, Zn, Ca, Mg, S, Si, Na, K, and Al; 1.7?f?2.1), and a thermal run-away suppressing layer formed on the positive electrode active material layer and containing a lithium transition metal silicate; and a negative electrode including a negative electrode active material. A ratio of the mass of the lithium-containing complex oxide with respect to the mass of the lithium transition metal silicate in the positive electrode is not lower than 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yuta Ikeuchi, Toshikatsu Kojima, Tetsuo Sakai, Tatsuya Eguchi, Hitoshi Aikiyo, Akira Kojima
  • Publication number: 20170310996
    Abstract: An image encoding/decoding apparatus for performing encoding/decoding while predicting an image between different views using a reference image for a view different from a processing target image and a reference depth map which is a depth map for an object of the reference image when a multi-view image including images of a plurality of different views is encoded/decoded includes a reference depth region setting unit configured to set a reference depth region which is a corresponding region on the reference depth map for decoding target regions into which the processing target image is divided, and an inter-view prediction unit configured to generate an inter-view predicted image for the processing target region from the reference image using depth information in the reference depth region as depth information for the processing target region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Shinya SHIMIZU, Shiori SUGIMOTO, Hideaki KIMATA, Akira KOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20170310997
    Abstract: An image encoding/decoding apparatus for performing encoding/decoding while predicting an image between different views using a reference image for a view different from a processing target image and a reference depth map which is a depth map for an object of the reference image when a multi-view image including images of a plurality of different views is encoded/decoded includes a reference depth region setting unit configured to set a reference depth region which is a corresponding region on the reference depth map for decoding target regions into which the processing target image is divided, and an inter-view prediction unit configured to generate an inter-view predicted image for the processing target region from the reference image using depth information in the reference depth region as depth information for the processing target region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Shinya SHIMIZU, Shiori SUGIMOTO, Hideaki KIMATA, Akira KOJIMA
  • Patent number: D884899
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ai Masuda, Jiwon Hong, Akira Kojima, Takashi Yamamoto, Kenichi Kawabata, Takahide Terada, Wenjing Wu, Yushi Tsubota
  • Patent number: D909607
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Ai Masuda, Akira Kojima, Takashi Yamamoto, Young Han Yoon, Akihiro Yasui, Takenori Okusa
  • Patent number: D909608
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Ai Masuda, Akira Kojima, Takashi Yamamoto, Young Han Yoon, Akihiro Yasui, Takenori Okusa
  • Patent number: D909609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Ai Masuda, Akira Kojima, Takashi Yamamoto, Young Han Yoon, Akihiro Yasui, Takenori Okusa
  • Patent number: D909610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Ai Masuda, Akira Kojima, Takashi Yamamoto, Young Han Yoon, Akihiro Yasui, Tsukasa Suenari
  • Patent number: D915914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Kojima, Kazuyuki Yanase, Mengting Zou, Takashi Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Takagi, Ryota Matsumoto, Tomoyuki Mukai, Masaru Yokoyama
  • Patent number: D918336
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MORITO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Ohashi, Akira Kojima, Tatsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: D922520
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: MORITO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Ohashi, Akira Kojima, Tatsuya Kobayashi