Patents by Inventor Akira Sawada

Akira Sawada 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: 20150378459
    Abstract: The purpose is to provide a terminal device that can be operated by a virtual operation key which is easy to use. The terminal device according to an aspect of the present invention comprises a display unit for displaying a virtual operation key, a touch panel for detecting contact by an inputting object on the virtual operation key, and a control unit for assessing whether a drag operation by the inputting object has been carried out on the basis of contact with the virtual operation key by the inputting object detected via the touch panel and controlling the display position of the virtual operation key, wherein the control unit modifies the display position of the virtual operation key in accordance with the contact position of the inputting object if the contact position of the inputting object exceeds a display area of the virtual operation key due to the drag operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Sawada
  • Publication number: 20150303858
    Abstract: A motor control device of a vehicle includes a motor and a lock mechanism for locking the rotation of vehicle wheels. The motor control device includes a detection device for detecting release of the lock mechanism, a damping control device for suppressing torsional vibration of a drive shaft, and a current control device for controlling current flowing to the motor on the basis of a motor torque command value set by the damping control device. The current control device channels an excitation current for generating a magnetic flux in the motor on the basis of the detection result of the detection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji KATSUMATA, Ken ITO, Takashi NAKAJIMA, Akira SAWADA, Shou OONO, Hiroyuki KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20150170062
    Abstract: Methods and systems for granting or regulating attendee access to an event or location are provided. A method for regulating attendee access to an event or location comprises receiving a first identifier on an electronic device of a checker that regulates access to the event or location. The first identifier can comprise at least one graphical item, such as a color. In an example, the color is an image color or a background color. Next, a second identifier on an electronic device of an attendee is reviewed by the checker. The second identifier can comprise at least graphical item. The attendee is granted access to the event or location if the first identifier matches the second identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Taku Harada, Akira Sawada
  • Publication number: 20150038763
    Abstract: A radiotherapy equipment control device acquires reference position information for a specific location at a reference time. Furthermore, representative point reference position information is generated from reference position information for a plurality of markers at the reference time, and relative position information up to the reference position information for the specific location is generated. Moreover, representative point position information at another time is generated from the position information for a plurality of markers in a subject at the other time, which differs from the reference time. In addition, position information for the specific location at the other time is generated from the representative point position information and the relative position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yasunobu Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Akira Sawada, Masahiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150012160
    Abstract: A damping control method of a vehicle using an electric motor for suppressing vibration of the vehicle using the electric motor as a power source includes setting a drive torque target value based on vehicle information of the vehicle, and performing filter processing on the drive torque target value using a damping filter having a characteristic of removing or reducing a frequency component equivalent to torsional vibration of a vehicle drive system based on a vehicle information of the vehicle and an external disturbance suppression filter for suppressing external disturbance, the damping filter calculating a first torque target value and having a characteristic Gm(s)/Gp(s) configured by a model Gp(s) of a transfer characteristic of a torque input to the vehicle and a motor rotation speed and an ideal model Gm(s) of the transfer characteristic of the torque input and the motor rotation speed set in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Tsutsumi, Akira Sawada
  • Publication number: 20140379190
    Abstract: A regeneration braking control device of an electric vehicle, wherein, in an electric vehicle system that includes an electric motor coupled to a drive wheel, the refernation braking control device has an electric motor controller that controls powering/regeneration of the electric motor, and a regeneration amount setting unit that sets a regeneration amount by a driver operation and that can change the regeneration amount according to an intention of a driver. The electric motor controller includes a regeneration instruction torque limitation unit that limits, immediately before stop of the vehicle with a motor rotation speed in a low-speed area, the regeneration amount to be decreased as a motor rotation speed is lowered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Sawada
  • Publication number: 20140336816
    Abstract: A sorting system is provided with conveying section, distance detecting section, article detecting section, determining section, acquisition section, and sorting section. The conveying section conveys an article. The distance detecting section acquires distance data indicating a distance, from above the conveying section, from the distance detecting section to an object included in a detection area including an area through which the article conveyed by the conveying section passes. The article detecting section detects one or a plurality of the articles based on the distance data. The determining section determines, when a plurality of the articles are detected, whether a plurality of the articles are sortable. The acquisition section acquires sorting information of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Masaya Maeda, Yuka Watanabe, Tomoyuki Hamamura, Bunpei Irie, Akira Sawada, Kenji Baba
  • Publication number: 20140336744
    Abstract: The stent graft delivery device includes a shaft on which the stent graft is placed on the distal side; a sheath which is slidable outside of the shaft; a handle which is provided on the proximal side of the shaft and the sheath; and an operation unit which is provided with a switch mechanism. When a rotating member is rotated, while in a state of pressing a switch member of the switch mechanism inward, the sheath moves backward and the shaft moves forward using the handle as a reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi TANI, Akira SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20140330284
    Abstract: A hub is connected to a shaft which includes a first lumen extending in an axial direction and capable of allowing inserting of a guide wire and a second lumen extending in parallel with the first lumen. The hub includes a holding unit which holds the shaft, a distribution path which communicates with the first lumen, and is capable of allowing inserting of the guide wire and distributing a predetermined fluid, and a branch path which communicates the second lumen with the distribution path, is capable of distributing the predetermined fluid, and blocks the insertion of the guide wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akira Sawada
  • Publication number: 20140167402
    Abstract: According to the embodiment form, a label is equipped with a sheet-like base material, an adhesion layer, and an exfoliation base material. A sheet-like base material has a printable printing side. An adhesion layer is prepared in a field opposite to the printing side in a sheet-like base material. Through the above-mentioned sheet-like base material and the above-mentioned adhesion layer, an exfoliation base material is pasted up so that exfoliation is possible. In the printing side of the above-mentioned sheet-like base material, the identification information for identifying the above-mentioned object to two or more partial domains divided in the straight line made to correspond to the boundary of the field and field in an above-mentioned box-type object is printed, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hamamura, Akira Sawada, Masaya Maeda, Bunpei Irie, Ying Piao, Yuka Watanabe, Hiroo Saito
  • Patent number: 8426816
    Abstract: An A/D converter device includes a zone identifying circuit configured to identify which one of a plurality of level zones a voltage level of an analog output signal is in; a shift voltage generating circuit configured to generate a shift voltage which corresponds to a relevant one of the level zones; an operational amplifier circuit configured to change the analog output signal by means of the shift voltage, the operational amplifier circuit being configured to amplify the changed analog output signal to suit an A/D conversion input range so as to generate an amplified and shifted analog signal; a first A/D converter circuit configured to A/D-convert the amplified and shifted analog signal so as to calculate a first A/D converted value; and a second A/D converted value calculating circuit configured to calculate a second A/D converted value from the first A/D converted value in accordance with the relevant level zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Akira Sawada, Hironori Nishino
  • Patent number: 8339455
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a monitoring system is provided, which has a personal authentication unit and a camera. The personal authentication unit is provided near a security gate and authenticates a person allowed to pass through the security gate. The camera photographs an area near the security gate, in which the personal authentication unit is provided. The monitoring system further has a data generation unit configured to generate personal attribute data about the person authenticated by the personal authentication unit, a person identification unit configured to identify the person authenticated, on the basis of video data generated by the camera, and a monitoring data generation unit configured to generate monitoring data composed of video data and metadata. The video data represents an image including the person identified by the person identification unit. The metadata is associated with the video data and containing the personal attribute data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenji Baba, Takaaki Enohara, Yusuke Takahashi, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Akira Sawada, Nobutaka Nishimura, Ryoichi Kurata
  • Publication number: 20120277849
    Abstract: An artificial blood vessel includes one proximal-end and at least one distal-end communicating with the proximal-end, and an inserting port positioned between the proximal-end and the distal-end. The inserting port is provided with a check valve that permits an intravascular curing device to pass through up to the proximal-end and also prevents body fluid from flowing out from the artificial blood vessel. The proximal-end is connected to the ascending aorta and the at least one distal-end is connected to one of the right brachiocephalic arterial trunk, the left common carotid artery, and the left subclavian artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi TANI, Akira Sawada, Yoshikazu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8224882
    Abstract: A first arithmetic operator (11) includes a first modular arithmetic coding encoder (11b) for encoding a numeric data transmitted by a command from a central controller (31) into a modular arithmetic code, a first arithmetic operation processor (11a) using the numeric data as modular arithmetic coded as an input operand, for executing an arithmetic operation based on a command from the central controller (13), to provide an output in the form of a modular arithmetic code, and a first modular arithmetic code decoder (11c) for determining presence or absence of a bit error in the numeric data output from the first arithmetic operation processor, correcting the bit error, if detected any, to output a decoded numeric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshito Sameda, Hiroshi Nakatani, Akira Sawada, Jun Takehara, Hiroyuki Nishikawa, Motohiko Okabe
  • Publication number: 20120172830
    Abstract: A mixing apparatus for mixing a first component and a second component comprises: a first vessel which has a negative internal pressure and houses the first component; a second vessel which houses the second component; and a double-ended needle which allows communication between the first vessel and the second vessel when a first stopper element and a second stopper element have been pierced through by the needle. Penetration-resistance increasing parts which have a greater penetration resistance with respect to the first stopper element and the second stopper element than tip end tubes are respectively provided on a first puncture needle and a second puncture needle of the double-ended needle at positions further towards the base end than the tip end tubes. The axial heights of the edge faces of the tip end tubes are both less than the thicknesses of the first stopper element and of the second stopper element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Yokoyama, Akira Sawada
  • Patent number: 8120687
    Abstract: A signal reading method successively outputs a read signal by scanning a voltage value of an integrating capacitor in an image sensor in which a plurality of sensor parts are arranged in a two-dimensional array made up of rows and columns and each sensor part includes the integrating capacitor accumulating a charge obtained by integrating a photocurrent output from a sensor. A first integration of the photocurrent using the integrating capacitor and a first sampling and holding using a sample and hold capacitor are performed in a first time interval, during a time of one frame made up of the first through third time intervals. A second integration of the photocurrent using the integrating capacitor is performed in the second time interval, and processes in the first and second time intervals are performed in common with respect to all of the sensor parts simultaneously. A vertical scan is started by selecting the row in an order starting from a first row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hironori Nishino, Akira Sawada
  • Patent number: 8093988
    Abstract: To provide an entry control system as well as an entry control method allowing for an easy entry of user, permitting a restriction to persons who have a legitimate right to enter a facility, an illuminating device (1) emits a modulated visible light signal 13 modulated by use of a door ID code into a preset illumination range, the modulated visible light signal 13 from the illuminating device (1) is received by a mobile terminal (2) portable by the user, where it is demodulated for wireless signal transmission, and the door ID code transmitted from the mobile terminal (2) is received by an authentication device (3), which judges whether or not the door ID code is legitimate, and generates an unlock command when the door ID code is judged to be legitimate, and a door (4) for a facility controlled of entry receives the unlock command from the authentication device (3), whereby it is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kouichi Takene, Kimito Idemori, Koichi Ikeda, Yoshiro Seki, Fuminori Kishino, Keiji Yamamoto, Akira Sawada
  • Patent number: 8053996
    Abstract: A light emitting device 1 is adapted, with a distributed power supply voltage, to turn on a light emitter 7, while timing a continuous conduction time with a pulse generating circuit 2, a frequency dividing circuit 3, and a counting memory circuit 4, to flash the light emitter 7 on and off with an on-off pattern depending on a result of the timing, signaling out information on the continuous conduction time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akira Sawada, Tetsuya Hara, Motohiko Okabe
  • Publication number: 20110157439
    Abstract: An A/D converter device includes a zone identifying circuit configured to identify which one of a plurality of level zones a voltage level of an analog output signal is in; a shift voltage generating circuit configured to generate a shift voltage which corresponds to a relevant one of the level zones; an operational amplifier circuit configured to change the analog output signal by means of the shift voltage, the operational amplifier circuit being configured to amplify the changed analog output signal to suit an A/D conversion input range so as to generate an amplified and shifted analog signal; a first A/D converter circuit configured to A/D-convert the amplified and shifted analog signal so as to calculate a first A/D converted value; and a second A/D converted value calculating circuit configured to calculate a second A/D converted value from the first A/D converted value in accordance with the relevant level zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira SAWADA, Hironori Nishino
  • Publication number: 20110050876
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a behavior detection apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a characteristic acquisition unit, a behavior identification unit, and a detection unit. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire the image data about an object to detect. The characteristic acquisition unit is configured to acquire characteristic data about the object, from the image data. The behavior identification unit is configured to identify the behavior of the object on the basis of the characteristic data. The detection unit is configured to compare the behavior identified by the behavior identification unit with the scheduled behavioral data representing the behavior the object is supposed to exhibit, thereby to detect abnormal behavior by the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Kazumi NAGATA, Kenji BABA, Takaaki ENOHARA, Akira SAWADA, Ichiro TOYOSHIMA, Toyokazu ITAKURA, Nobutaka NISHIMURA, Ryoichi KURATA