Patents by Inventor Akira Matsui

Akira Matsui 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: 10890750
    Abstract: An observation system includes a microscope optical system, an image pickup unit, an image pickup control unit, a detection unit, and an observation control unit. The image pickup unit is configured to take an image of a field-of-view range of the microscope optical system. The image pickup control unit is configured to cause the image pickup unit to take images of an observation sample in the field-of-view range at a plurality of focal positions and generate detection images. The detection unit is configured to detect a three-dimensional position of an observation target object in the observation sample from the detection images. The observation control unit is configured to fit the field-of-view range of the microscope optical system to the three-dimensional position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Suguru Dowaki, Shiori Oshima, Eriko Matsui, Tatsutoshi Nakahata, Megumu Saito, Akira Niwa
  • Patent number: 10861647
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a monolithic ceramic electronic component includes preparing a mother block including ceramic green sheets stacked on each other, and an internal electrode pattern arranged along interfaces between the ceramic green sheets, cutting the mother block along first and second cutting lines that are perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to each other to obtain green chips each having a laminated structure including ceramic layers and internal electrodes in a raw state, the internal electrodes being exposed on a cut side surface produced by cutting along the first cutting line, forming a raw ceramic protective layer on the cut side surface to obtain a raw component body, and firing the raw component body, wherein the cut side surface is treated with a degreasing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Takagi, Akira Fujita, Hideaki Tanaka, Togo Matsui
  • Publication number: 20200379672
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus of the present invention is an information processing apparatus that manages a hierarchical storage including a primary storage and a secondary storage. The information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires a measurement value obtained by measuring a power consumption amount of each of the primary storage and the secondary storage, a determination unit that determines whether or not to move a file between the primary storage and the secondary storage, on the basis of a condition for determining a storage destination of the file to be stored in the hierarchical storage with use of the measurement value, the size of the file, and the access interval time of the file, and a relocation unit that moves the file between the primary storage and the secondary storage in accordance with the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: NEC Platforms, Ltd.,
    Inventors: Mitumasa SUGIHARA, Akira TAGO, Makoto NAKAJIMA, Yuuki HAYAKAWA, Yasutaka MATSUI, Kunitaka NEGISHI
  • Patent number: 10840538
    Abstract: A lithium metal secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a solid electrolyte, and a soft electrolyte. The negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector having at least one hole, in which lithium metal is deposited in a charged state. The solid electrolyte is disposed on the surface, which face negative electrode current collector, of the positive electrode. The soft electrolyte fills the space between the negative electrode current collector and solid electrolyte and entering into the at least one hole. The solid and soft electrolytes have lithium ion conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Sakamoto, Akira Kano, Tooru Matsui, Kazuko Asano, Kiyoshi Kanamura
  • Publication number: 20200357807
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory array includes a first nonvolatile memory cell having a first charge storage layer and a first gate electrode and a second nonvolatile memory cell, adjacent to the first memory cell in a first direction, having a second charge storage layer and a second gate electrode. The first and second electrodes extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the first electrode has a first contact section extending toward the second electrode in the first direction, and the second electrode has a second contact section extending toward the first electrode in the first direction. The first and second contact positions are shifted in the second direction, respectively, and the first electrode and the first contact section are electrically separated from the second electrode and the second contact section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Tsutomu OKAZAKI, Akira KATO, Kan YASUI, Kyoya NITTA, Digh HISAMOTO, Yasushi ISHII, Daisuke OKADA, Toshihiro TANAKA, Toshikazu MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20200329349
    Abstract: An apparatus performs transmission and reception of messages via which a plurality of services coordinate with each other in a message control system. The apparatus integrates a plurality of messages into a first message, based on relationships between message transmission and message reception caused by the plurality of services, and transmits the first message to another information processing device in the message control system. The apparatus receives a second message integrated by another information processing device, and decompose the received second message into messages including a third message. The apparatus further integrates the decomposed third message and a fourth message into a fifth message, and transfers the integrated fifth message to another information processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichi Takahashi, HISATOSHI YAMAOKA, Kota Itakura, Miwa Okabayashi, AKIRA SHIBA, Kazuki Matsui, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20200288076
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, a method thereof, and an imaging element capable of controlling resolution of a detection image. Provided is a plurality of pixel output units that receives incident light incident without intervention of either an imaging lens or a pinhole and each outputs one detection signal indicating an output pixel value modulated by an incident angle of the incident light, and a signal processing unit provided so as to be associated with an area in which at least two pixel output units out of the plurality of pixel output units are formed that processes signals read out from the pixel output units formed in the area and obtains output pixel values. The present disclosure may be applied to, for example, an imaging element, an imaging device, an image processing device, an electronic device, a system and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: NORIAKI KOZUKA, AKIRA MATSUI, YOSHITAKA MIYATANI
  • Publication number: 20200275038
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and method, and an image processing apparatus and method that make it possible to control the resolution of a detection image. A resolution is set, and a restoration matrix is set including coefficients used when a restored image is restored from output pixel values of a plurality of pixel output units, of an imaging element including the plurality of pixel output units that receives incident light entering without passing through either an imaging lens or a pinhole, and each outputs one detection signal indicating an output pixel value modulated by an incident angle of the incident light, depending on the resolution set. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an imaging apparatus, an image processing apparatus, an information processing apparatus, an electronic device, a computer, a program, a storage medium, a system, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MATSUI, Yoshitaka MIYATANI, Kouji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10753860
    Abstract: The present technology relates an inspection apparatus, an inspection method and a program by which accurate measurement light correction can be performed. The inspection apparatus calculates a correction gain of a spectrum based on reference spectral information, under a reference light source, of a reference reflector plate having a characteristic according to an inspection object and measurement spectral information of the reference reflector plate obtained by sensing under a measurement light source, and corrects measurement spectral information of the inspection object obtained by the sensing under the measurement light source based on the calculated correction gain. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a vegetation inspection apparatus that measures a vegetation index of a normalized vegetation index (NDVI) or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Murakami, Masatoshi Takashima, Akira Matsui
  • Patent number: 10750084
    Abstract: [Object] To estimate lens information with no change in photographing conditions. [Solution] An image processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a positional displacement estimation unit configured to estimate positional displacement between a plurality of input images obtained by photographing an identical photographic subject; an alignment processing unit configured to align positions of the plurality of input images on the basis of the estimated positional displacement; and a lens information estimation unit configured to estimate information of a lens used to photograph the input image depending on a model indicating a deterioration component of the lens on the basis of the aligned input images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruka Asai, Akira Matsui, Hideho Une
  • Publication number: 20200217588
    Abstract: Provided is a heat exchanger, including a plurality of heat exchange members arranged in a first direction so as to be spaced apart from each other. Each of the plurality of heat exchange members includes: a heat transfer pipe extending in a second direction intersecting with the first direction; and a heat transfer plate provided to the heat transfer pipe along the second direction. The heat transfer plate includes extending portions extending away from the heat transfer pipe in a third direction intersecting with each of the first direction and the second direction. The heat transfer plate is formed separately from the heat transfer pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yuta KOMIYA, Shinya HIGASHIIUE, Tsuyoshi MAEDA, Ryota AKAIWA, Shigeyoshi MATSUI, Akira ISHIBASHI, Eiji HIHARA, Chaobin DANG, Jiyang LI
  • Patent number: 10692878
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory array includes a first nonvolatile memory cell having a first charge storage layer and a first gate electrode and a second nonvolatile memory cell, adjacent to the first memory cell in a first direction, having a second charge storage layer and a second gate electrode. The first and second electrodes extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the first electrode has a first contact section extending toward the second electrode in the first direction, and the second electrode has a second contact section extending toward the first electrode in the first direction. The first and second contact positions are shifted in the second direction, respectively, and the first electrode and the first contact section are electrically separated from the second electrode and the second contact section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Okazaki, Akira Kato, Kan Yasui, Kyoya Nitta, Digh Hisamoto, Yasushi Ishii, Daisuke Okada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Toshikazu Matsui
  • Patent number: 10681735
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless environment evaluation method including a step 1 acquiring a transmission and reception history of wireless signals transmitted and received between the plurality of wireless stations and acquiring or estimating a number of wireless stations in transmission standby, based on the transmission and reception history; a step 2 calculating a normal reception rate S in a congesting situation in reception according to the number of wireless stations in transmission standby; a step 3 acquiring a normal reception rate S? of the wireless signals per a fixed channel use time from the transmission and reception history in the prescribed wireless station; and a step 4 determining a degree of the exposed situation in reception according to a ratio of the normal reception rate S? to the normal reception rate S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Inoki, Hirantha Abeysekera, Munehiro Matsui, Takeo Ichikawa, Masato Mizoguchi, Akira Kishida, Daisuke Koizumi, Akira Yamada, Yoshifumi Morihiro, Takahiro Asai
  • Patent number: 10648742
    Abstract: A finless heat exchanger includes a pair of headers each including a pipe-shaped portion extending in a first direction, and branching portions formed on the pipe-shaped portion, and flat pipes each having a flat sectional shape elongated in one direction, the flat pipes being arrayed in the first direction and connecting the branching portions of the headers. Flat surfaces of adjacent two flat pipes face each other and the adjacent two flat pipes each have a side surface facing a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The flat pipes connect the branching portions, the side surface of each of the flat pipes has a wave shape, and adjacent flat pipes are prevented from contacting each other. Both the side surfaces are opened so that air flows in from a side corresponding to one side surface in the second direction and flows out from a side in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshimura, Takashi Matsumoto, Shigeyoshi Matsui, Shoji Yamada, Akira Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10639610
    Abstract: The present invention provides a film deterioration preventing material for using together with a record storage film having a triacetyl cellulose film as the base film thereof, wherein the material includes an alkali metal carbonate or an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate as an acetic acid gas removing agent to remove the acetic acid gas in an atmosphere. The present invention also provides an acid gas removing agent to remove the acid gas in an atmosphere, wherein the acid gas in the atmosphere is removed by an alkali metal carbonate or an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ASHIGARA MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Kazunori Matsui, Terumitsu Ishii, Akira Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10571205
    Abstract: A stacking-type header according to the present invention includes: a first plate-shaped unit; and a second plate-shaped unit stacked on the first plate-shaped unit, and having a distribution flow passage, in which the distribution flow passage includes a branching flow passage including: a first flow passage; and a second flow passage, and in which the branching flow passage is smaller in difference in flow resistance between the first flow passage and the second flow passage than a branching flow passage in a state in which a flow-passage resistance in the first flow passage and a flow-passage resistance in the second flow passage are equal to each other, and in a state in which the first flow passage and the second flow passage are point symmetric with each other about the opening port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Higashiiue, Takashi Okazaki, Akira Ishibashi, Daisuke Ito, Takuya Matsuda, Shigeyoshi Matsui, Atsushi Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10563924
    Abstract: Plate-shaped fins of a heat exchanger each include, at circumferential portions thereof defining a notch in which a heat transfer tube having a flattened shape is disposed, fin collars formed by being raised from the circumferential portions. Each of the fin collars includes, in a position that faces a long axis side surface of the heat transfer tube, at least one reflare section bent in a direction opposite to the side surface. At least one of the reflare sections defining fin pitches between the adjoining plate-shaped fins is formed so that a reflare tip portion, which is a tip portion of the reflare section, is drawn apart from a contact side surface of the plate-shaped fin with which the reflare section comes into contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Nakamura, Akira Ishibashi, Shinya Higashiiue, Daisuke Ito, Shigeyoshi Matsui, Yuki Ugajin, Takashi Okazaki, Atsushi Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20200053774
    Abstract: An AP and UE, which perform access control using CSMA/CA, perform a step judging an exposed level in transmission of the AP based on a congesting level in transmission, which is caused by a wireless station in defer transmission that is in a neighborhood of the AP; a step judging an exposed level in reception of the UE based on a congesting level in reception, which is caused by a wireless station in defer transmission that is in a neighborhood of the UE; and a step performing control which changes a channel of the AP, when the exposed level in transmission cannot satisfy expected quality of the AP, and performing control which changes a connected AP of the UE, or control which changes to other network, when the exposed level in transmission or in reception cannot satisfy required quality of the UE or the expected quality of the AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiyoshi INOKI, Hirantha ABEYSEKERA, Munehiro MATSUI, Kenichi KAWAMURA, Yasushi TAKATORI, Takeo ICHIKAWA, Akira KISHIDA, Yoshifumi MORIHIRO, Takahiro ASAI
  • Patent number: 10559235
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus including: a first pixel including three sub-pixels for displaying three primary colors respectively; and a second pixel including three sub-pixels for displaying two colors selected among the three primary colors and a predetermined color other than the three primary colors, wherein, in the first pixel, the size of the display surface of a sub-pixel for displaying a specific color included in the three primary colors as a specific color missing from the second pixel is larger than each of the sizes of the display surfaces of the two other sub-pixels for displaying the two other primary colors respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Matsui, Akira Sakaigawa, Masaaki Kabe, Kenta Seki
  • Publication number: 20190386013
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory array includes a first nonvolatile memory cell having a first charge storage layer and a first gate electrode and a second nonvolatile memory cell, adjacent to the first memory cell in a first direction, having a second charge storage layer and a second gate electrode. The first and second electrodes extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the first electrode has a first contact section extending toward the second electrode in the first direction, and the second electrode has a second contact section extending toward the first electrode in the first direction. The first and second contact positions are shifted in the second direction, respectively, and the first electrode and the first contact section are electrically separated from the second electrode and the second contact section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu OKAZAKI, Akira KATO, Kan YASUI, Kyoya NITTA, Digh HISAMOTO, Yasushi ISHII, Daisuke OKADA, Toshihiro TANAKA, Toshikazu MATSUI