Patents by Inventor Akira Matsumoto

Akira Matsumoto 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20210109454
    Abstract: Provided is a toner including toner particles. The toner particles has a volume particle diameter distribution index on a side of the largest diameter (GSDv (90/50)) of 1.26 or less; a number particle diameter distribution index on a side of the smallest diameter (GSDp (50/10)) of 1.28 or less; GSDv (90/50)/GSDp (50/10) of from 0.96 to 1.01; and an average circularity of 0.95 or more and 1.00 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi SUGAWARA, Satoshi MIURA, Akira MATSUMOTO, Sakiko HIRAI, Yasuo KADOKURA
  • Publication number: 20210112482
    Abstract: A car-loaded communication apparatus comprises: an acquisition part; and a selection part. The acquisition part acquires car information related to a state of a car in which a communication network is constructed inside, or an environment in which the car is placed. The selection part selects a communication route of a flow accommodating a transmission packet(s) from a plurality of communication routes included in the communication network, based on: the car information; and communication route information related to a communication route(s) included in the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: NEC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi NOMURA, Tetsuji KAWATSU, Katsuyuki AKIZUKI, Yuji HARADA, Akira MATSUMOTO, Yuki BABA
  • Publication number: 20210103500
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a first storage device configured to store state data corresponding to processing executed on input data that is stored in a buffer; and a processing device configured to: calculate a first time point when the buffer overflows from an input rate of the input data to the buffer, and determine a second time point by using the input rate, an update amount of the state data per unit time, a first throughput of the backup processing on the state data from the first storage device to the second storage device, a second throughput of restoration processing on the state data from the second storage device to the first storage device, and a third throughput of the processing, the second time being a time point that is before the first time point and when backup processing on the state data is to be started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichi Takahashi, AKIRA SHIBA, Miwa Okabayashi, Naoki Nishiguchi, HISATOSHI YAMAOKA, Kota Itakura, Daisuke Kasamatsu, Takafumi Onishi, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Kazuki Matsui
  • Publication number: 20210094313
    Abstract: An ink jet ink set includes a plurality of inks to be ejected by an ink jet method. The ink set includes a first ink containing metal particles, and a second ink containing a coloring agent selected from materials other than metal. The surface tension of the first ink is lower than that of the second ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroaki KIDA, Hiroshi TAKIGUCHI, Kenichiro KUBOTA, Akira MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10955458
    Abstract: A semiconductor device inspection apparatus is an apparatus for inspecting a semiconductor device which is an object to be inspected based on a result signal which is output in accordance with input of a test pattern signal to the semiconductor device, the apparatus including: an ultrasonic transducer, disposed to face the semiconductor device, which generates ultrasonic waves; a stage for moving a relative position of the semiconductor device and the ultrasonic transducer; a stimulation condition control unit for controlling a condition of stimulation by the ultrasonic waves applied to the semiconductor device; and an analysis unit for generating a measurement image based on the result signal which is output from the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Toru Matsumoto, Akira Shimase
  • Publication number: 20210082669
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a process container that forms a process space to accommodate a target substrate, and a first electrode and a second electrode disposed opposite each other inside the process container. The first electrode is an upper electrode and the second electrode is a lower electrode and configured to support the target substrate through a mount face. A correction ring is disposed to surround the target substrate placed on the mount face of the second electrode. The correction ring includes a combination of a first ring to be around the target substrate and a second ring arranged around or above the first ring. A power supply unit is configured to apply a first electric potential and a second electric potential respectively to the first ring and the second ring to generate a potential difference between the first and second rings. The power supply unit is configured to variably set the potential difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira KOSHIISHI, Masaru SUGIMOTO, Kunihiko HINATA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Chishio KOSHIMIZU, Ryuji OHTANI, Kazuo KIBI, Masashi SAITO, Naoki MATSUMOTO, Yoshinobu OHYA, Manabu IWATA, Daisuke YANO, Yohei YAMAZAWA, Hidetoshi HANAOKA, Toshihiro HAYAMI, Hiroki YAMAZAKI, Manabu SATO
  • Patent number: 10947353
    Abstract: A resin composition for insulating coating material, comprises: a polyimide resin and/or a precursor thereof; and a polymer having a heterocyclic ring at a side chain, wherein the content of the polymer having a heterocyclic ring at a side chain is 0.1 to 7 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the polyimide resin and/or the precursor thereof. By adding a prescribed amount of the polymer having a heterocyclic ring at a side chain, there can be obtained a resin composition for insulating coating material still maintaining heat resistance and together having excellent bending resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Kato, Akira Ishikubo, Yu Echigo, Mika Matsumoto, Jiro Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20210073030
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a storage device configured to store first clock time scheduled for execution of a task; and a processing device configured to: execute a task at second clock time earlier than first clock time scheduled for execution of the task; control the executing of the task not to execute the task at the first clock time when data used in the task is not updated in a period from the second clock time to the first clock time; and control the executing of the task to re-execute the task either at the first clock time or at third clock time earlier than the first clock time when the data is updated in the period from the second clock time to the first clock time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichi Takahashi, Miwa Okabayashi, Akira Shiba, Naoki Nishiguchi, Hisatoshi Yamaoka, Kota Itakura, Takafumi Onishi, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20210065072
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a compartment equipped with a locker configured to be usable by a user and a communication apparatus communicably connected with a terminal apparatus possessed by the user and configured to acquire point-of-use information from the terminal apparatus, the point-of-use information concerning a point at which the user uses the locker, wherein the vehicle moves based on the point-of-use information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki TATSUMOTO, Saori MATSUMOTO, Keigo YAMADA, Akira SASAKI, Mitsuhiro MIURA
  • Publication number: 20210066445
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including a multilayer wiring layer comprising a first wiring, a first insulating film formed on the multilayer wiring layer and having a first opening exposing a portion of the first wiring, a second insulating film formed on the first insulating film and having a second opening continuing with the first opening, and an inductor formed of the first wiring, and a second wiring electrically connected with the first wiring through a via formed in the first opening. A side surface of the via contacts with the first insulating film, and does not contact with the second insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiko IWAKIRI, Akira MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210052822
    Abstract: A gel composition which can be used suitably for a microneedle that can release insulin according to the glucose concentration in a self-regulated manner and a microneedle using the same. An insulin delivery microneedle comprises a base part fabricated with silk fibroin, at least one needle part integrally provided on the base part, and an insulin reservoir. At least a tip portion of the needle part comprises a composite gel composition comprising a copolymer comprising a phenylboronic acid-based monomer unit and silk fibroin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Akira MATSUMOTO, Slyuan CHEN
  • Publication number: 20210055742
    Abstract: A server includes a controller configured to control operation of a vehicle, and a communication interface configured to communicate with a terminal apparatus held by a first user. The communication interface acquires, from the terminal apparatus, a list including a vehicle designation condition designated by the first user when the first user reserves boarding of a vehicle. The controller determines a vehicle to be boarded by the first user based on the list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki TATSUMOTO, Saori MATSUMOTO, Keigo YAMADA, Akira SASAKI, Mitsuhiro MIURA
  • Publication number: 20210031754
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires images captured by a plurality of vehicles each including a camera that images a periphery of the vehicle while the vehicle is parked by wireless communication. The information processing apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit is configured to execute acquiring information on a status of each of the vehicles, selecting an imaging vehicle serving as a vehicle that performs imaging among the vehicles based on the information, generating a command to perform imaging, for the imaging vehicle, and transmitting the command to perform imaging to the imaging vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • Publication number: 20210031788
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a cabin having a first room and a second room that are capable of accommodating at least one passenger, and configured to isolate one or more passengers accommodated in the first room from one or more passengers accommodated in the second room, a guidance apparatus configured to guide the at least one passenger to be accommodated in either the first room or the second room, and a control apparatus configured to control the guidance apparatus. When a user boards as the at least one passenger, the control apparatus determines which of the first room and the second room the user is to board, based on information regarding the user. The guidance apparatus is configured to guide and board the user to whichever of the first room and the second room determined by the control apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki TATSUMOTO, Saori MATSUMOTO, Keigo YAMADA, Akira SASAKI, Mitsuhiro MIURA
  • Publication number: 20210035379
    Abstract: An information processing device mounted on a vehicle includes a processor configured to: send abnormality occurrence information to a predetermined server through a first communication unit when an occurrence of an abnormality is detected in the vehicle, the abnormality occurrence information indicating the occurrence of the abnormality, the first communication unit being mounted on the vehicle and configured to perform communication via a base station using a first communication method; and send a proxy sending request to a terminal around the vehicle through a second communication unit when communication with the predetermined server cannot be performed through the first communication unit, the proxy sending request being a request to send the abnormality occurrence information to the predetermined server in proxy mode, the second communication unit being mounted on the vehicle and configured to perform communication using a second communication method that allows for terminal-to-terminal direct communicat
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • Patent number: 10908834
    Abstract: In some examples, a load on a first node of a plurality of nodes, over a period of time, may be determined based at least in part on comparing a load parameter with a load threshold. When the load parameter exceeds the load threshold, one or more nodes may be randomly selected from the plurality of nodes. Furthermore, an access load to move from the first node may be determined. The access load may correspond at least partially to data access requests received from user computing devices over the period of time. In addition, at least one node from the randomly selected one or more nodes may be determined that is able to receive the access load. A portion of data may be transferred from the first node to the at least one node. For instance, the portion of data transferred may be based on the access load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Matsumoto, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10908523
    Abstract: Provided is a toner including toner particles. The toner particles has a volume particle diameter distribution index on a side of the largest diameter (GSDv (90/50)) of 1.26 or less; a number particle diameter distribution index on a side of the smallest diameter (GSDp (50/10)) of 1.28 or less; GSDv (90/50)/GSDp (50/10) of from 0.96 to 1.01; and an average circularity of 0.95 or more and 1.00 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sugawara, Satoshi Miura, Akira Matsumoto, Sakiko Hirai, Yasuo Kadokura
  • Publication number: 20210027627
    Abstract: A vehicle surveillance system in which when a vehicle including a communication section that performs transmission-reception of radio communication is parked, information related to surveillance of the vehicle acquired at the vehicle is transmitted from the communication section through the radio communication, includes a control section that performs: acquiring information related to radio wave intensity received by the communication section; and, when the vehicle is intended to be parked, generating information related to a parking form that makes the radio wave intensity not lower than a predetermined intensity, based on the information related to the radio wave intensity received by the communication section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira SASAKI, Jun HIOKI, Kazuki MATSUMOTO, Fumio WADA
  • 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