Patents by Inventor Akira Morimoto

Akira Morimoto 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: 10837922
    Abstract: The X-ray imaging apparatus is provided with a plurality of gratings including an X-ray source and a first grating, a detector, a grating rotation mechanism for rotating a plurality of gratings respectively, and an image processor for generating at least a dark field image. The image processor is configured to generate a dark field image captured by arranging the grating at a plurality of angles in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto, Kenji Kimura, Hiroshi Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20200337659
    Abstract: In this X-ray phase imaging apparatus, at least one of a plurality of gratings is composed of a plurality of grating portions arranged along a third direction perpendicular to a first direction along which a subject or an imaging system is moved by a moving mechanism and a second direction along which an X-ray source, a detection unit, and a plurality of grating portions are arranged. The plurality of grating portions are arranged such that adjacent grating portions overlap each other when viewed in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi SANO, Koichi TANABE, Yukihisa WADA, Satoshi TOKUDA, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200333265
    Abstract: The X-ray phase imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a position switching mechanism for switching between a retracted position and an imaging position, a control unit for controlling switching between the retracted position and the imaging position, and an image processing unit for generating an X-ray phase contrast image based on the first image and the second image. The control unit is configured to control sequentially imaging at the retracted position and imaging at the imaging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro DOKI, Kenji KIMURA, Taro SHIRAI, Satoshi SANO, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10801971
    Abstract: An X-ray phase contrast imaging system includes an X-ray source, a detector, a plurality of gratings including a first grating and a second grating, and a grating positional displacement acquisition section configured to obtain a positional displacement of the grating based on a Fourier transform image obtained by Fourier transforming an interference fringe image detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Morimoto, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba
  • Patent number: 10786217
    Abstract: This X-ray phase-contrast imaging apparatus is equipped with a plurality of gratings and grating holders for holding the plurality of gratings. The plurality of gratings is arranged such that the extending direction of grating components of the plurality of gratings is oriented in a direction in which the positional displacement due to the grating holder becomes maximum in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of the X-ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Horiba, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Satoshi Sano, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10739280
    Abstract: The radiation phase contrast imaging apparatus includes an X-ray source, a first grating, a second grating arranged between the X-ray source and the first grating, and a moving mechanism for moving an object stage for holding an object. The moving mechanism is configured to more the object stage to an X-ray source side of the first grating and a second grating side of the first grating opposite to the source side of the first grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Doki, Kenji Kimura, Taro Shirai, Satoshi Sano, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20200249178
    Abstract: A phase contrast X-ray imaging system includes an X-ray source; a plurality of gratings; a detector; a grating movement mechanism; and an image processor that generates a phase contrast image. The image processor generates the phase contrast image by using a pitch of an intensity change and a function which has the pitch as a variable and expresses the intensity change in a pixel value as a grating moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki MORIMOTO, Kenji KIMURA, Taro SHIRAI, Takahiro DOKI, Satoshi SANO, Akira HORIBA
  • Patent number: 10721546
    Abstract: An incoming call controlling device (2) includes a connection determining unit (3) configured to determine, when an incoming call to a first phone number is received, whether a mobile phone terminal (6) is connected as an extension phone to the incoming call controlling device (2); an incoming call controlling unit (4) configured to transfer the incoming call to a second phone number when it has been determined that the mobile phone terminal (6) is not connected to the incoming call controlling device (2); and a caller information transmitting unit (5) configured to transmit, to a server (7), identification information and caller information of the incoming call when a transfer by the incoming call controlling unit (4) is performed. The server (7) is configured to notify a phone terminal of the caller information by using a network different from a circuit used for the transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: NEC Platforms, Ltd., NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumitaka Takatsuka, Kaori Utsunomiya, Shigeki Shimizu, Ryotaro Hachiya, Kyoko Kanafuka, Akira Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20200205761
    Abstract: A radiation phase contrast imaging device includes an X-ray source, an X-ray detector configured to detect radiated X-rays, a plurality of gratings, an image processor configured to generate a reconstructed image from an X-ray image acquired from the X-ray detector, a display, and a controller configured or programmed to perform control to display, on the display, the X-ray image before reconstruction and the reconstructed image generated by the image processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji KIMURA, Taro SHIRAI, Takahiro DOKI, Satoshi SANO, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200207708
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a method for producing purified methionine, the method being capable of preventing the caking of methionine. The present invention pertains to a method for producing purified methionine from crude methionine, the method comprising (1) a step for obtaining a wet cake of washed crude methionine, (2) a step for adjusting the pH of the wet cake, and (3) a step for drying the wet cake after the pH adjustment, wherein the pH of the wet cake after the pH adjustment is 5.2-6.1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KOIZUMI, Naoya YAMASHIRO, Akira MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200196969
    Abstract: This X-ray phase difference imaging system (100) includes an X-ray source (1), a plurality of gratings, a detector (4), and an image processor (6), in which the image processor (6) is configured to correct an artifact of a second phase contrast image (10b) that is reconstructed by using a first X-ray image (9a) and a third X-ray image (9c), on the basis of a first phase contrast image (10a) that is reconstructed by using the first X-ray image (9a) and a second X-ray image (9b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Taro SHIRAI, Kenji KIMURA, Takahiro DOKI, Satoshi SANO, Akira HORIBA, Naoki MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10677646
    Abstract: By overlapping lighting timings of light sources that emit lights of a plurality of different wavelength bands including a wavelength band of at least a visible light region and an infrared light region, the lights of the plurality of the different wavelength bands including the wavelength band of at least the visible light region and the infrared light region are emitted on a banknote while securing an overlap in timings thereof. Moreover, by using light receiving elements each including a bandpass filter that allows only light of a wavelength range that corresponds to the wavelength band of each of the light sources, received light intensities of the light of the wavelength range that corresponds to the wavelength band of each of the light sources are acquired simultaneously, and image data are formed based on the received light intensity of every acquired wavelength band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Bogaki, Takahiro Yanagiuchi, Takaaki Morimoto, Satoru Oshima
  • Publication number: 20200165437
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention is a resin composition comprising: an acrylic resin; and a curing agent, wherein the acrylic resin is a resin obtained by polymerizing monomer components comprising a first monomer represented by the following formula (1): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R2 represents an alkyl group having 12 to 30 carbon atoms, and a second monomer copolymerizable with the first monomer and having a reactive group capable of reacting with the curing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Naoki FURUKAWA, Akira NAGAI, Tsuyoshi MORIMOTO, Keiko KIZAWA, Nozomi MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 10620140
    Abstract: The X-ray imaging apparatus is provided with an X-ray source, a plurality of gratings including a first grating and a second grating, a detector, a rotation mechanism for relatively rotating a subject including a fiber bundle and an imaging system, and an image processor for generating a dark field image. The image processor is configured to obtain a three-dimensional dark field image of the subject including at least the fiber bundle from a plurality of dark field images captured at a plurality of rotation angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10598611
    Abstract: This X-ray phase imaging apparatus is provided with a control unit that acquires information on a defect of a material based on a dark field image of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10588591
    Abstract: The X-ray imaging apparatus is equipped with an image processing unit for performing a position adjustment of a first dark field image and a second dark field image based on a positional difference amount between a first absorption image of an object and a second absorption image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20200060261
    Abstract: In order to provide a device for thawing a preserved vitrified germ cell and a method for thawing the preserved vitrified germ cell, both of which device and method are capable of simultaneously achieving a high conception rate and an easier transfer operation, a thawing device (1) includes a carrying device (8), a tube (5), and a cold storage device (6), the tube (5) including, inside the tube (5), (i) a germ cell containing region (10) containing the carrying device (8), and being covered by the cold storage device (6), and (ii) a thawing solution containing region (11) containing a thawing solution, and the carrying device (8) coming in contact with the thawing solution which has been melted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Takemasa HIDAKA, Kazuhide MORIMOTO, Yutaka FUKUMOTO, Akira IMAI, Yasuhiro OGATA, Yuusuke YAMAMOTO, Hiroyasu MISAWA
  • Publication number: 20200048521
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a resin member comprising a copolymer of ethylene and an olefin having 3 or more carbon atoms, and a straight-chain saturated hydrocarbon compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Akira NAGAI, Tsuyoshi MORIMOTO, Teiichi INADA
  • Publication number: 20200048442
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is a resin member comprising a copolymer of ethylene and an olefin having 3 or more carbon atoms, a straight-chain saturated hydrocarbon compound, and a gelling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Akira NAGAI, Tsuyoshi MORIMOTO, Teiichi INADA
  • Patent number: 10522041
    Abstract: A display control method includes displaying the detection state of a detector on a display device using an agent displayed on the display device. The detector detects a surrounding object. This method further includes determining the detection state of the detector on the basis of the detection result of the detector and setting the facial expression of the agent on the basis of the detection state of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Takae, Nariaki Etori, Akira Morimoto, Takahiro Yano, Tatsuya Shino