Patents by Inventor Atsushi Ando

Atsushi Ando 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: 10976727
    Abstract: An image display device displays an image such that a pair of reference symmetric structure portions, e.g. a pair of guide pins, are included in a captured image displayed on a display section, the pair of reference symmetric structure portions being located symmetrically with respect to a second virtual plane which extends in the opening direction and the vertical direction and includes a virtual center line of the molding apparatus which extends in the opening direction. A teaching execution section is used to determine the lateral position of an approach frame in the take-out operation by changing the position of the approach frame such that the center of an imaging range is located at a middle position between the pair of reference symmetric structure portions included in the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YUSHIN PRECISION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Watanabe, Atsushi Shirasaki, Kazutaka Ando
  • Publication number: 20210104248
    Abstract: An attribute identification technology that can reject an attribute identification result if the reliability thereof is low is provided. An attribute identification device includes: a posteriori probability calculation unit 110 that calculates, from input speech, a posteriori probability sequence {q(c, i)} which is a sequence of the posteriori probabilities q(c, i) that a frame i of the input speech is a class c; a reliability calculation unit 120 that calculates, from the posteriori probability sequence {q(c, i)}, reliability r(c) indicating the extent to which the class c is a correct attribute identification result; and an attribute identification result generating unit 130 that generates an attribute identification result L of the input speech from the posteriori probability sequence {q(c, i)} and the reliability r(c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hosana KAMIYAMA, Satoshi KOBASHIKAWA, Atsushi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20210080933
    Abstract: An image display device displays an image such that a pair of reference symmetric structure portions, e.g. a pair of guide pins, are included in a captured image displayed on a display section, the pair of reference symmetric structure portions being located symmetrically with respect to a second virtual plane which extends in the opening direction and the vertical direction and includes a virtual center line of the molding apparatus which extends in the opening direction. A teaching execution section is used to determine the lateral position of an approach frame in the take-out operation by changing the position of the approach frame such that the center of an imaging range is located at a middle position between the pair of reference symmetric structure portions included in the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Fumitake Watanabe, Atsushi Shirasaki, Kazutaka Ando
  • Patent number: 10950410
    Abstract: Provided is a multiple electron beam inspection apparatus including: an irradiation source irradiating a substrate with multiple electron beams; a stage on which is cable of mounting the substrate; an electromagnetic lens provided between the irradiation source and the stage, the electromagnetic lens generating a lens magnetic field, the multiple electron beams being capable of passing through the lens magnetic field; an electrostatic lens provided in the lens magnetic field, the electrostatic lens including a plurality of through-holes and a plurality of electrodes, the plurality of through-holes having wall surfaces respectively, each of the multiple electron beams being capable of passing through the corresponding each of the plurality of through-holes, each of the plurality of electrodes provided on each of the wall surfaces of the plurality of through-holes, at least one of the through-holes provided apart from a central axis of trajectory of the multiple electron beams having a spiral shape; and a power
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Inoue, Atsushi Ando, Munehiro Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10944924
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a first semiconductor substrate provided with a pixel, including a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light to generate an electric charge, an accumulation unit that accumulates the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, and a transfer unit that transfers the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit, and a second semiconductor substrate provided with a supply unit for the pixel, the supply unit supplying the transfer unit with a transfer signal to transfer the electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Saruwatari, Shutaro Kato, Ryoji Ando, Yojiro Tezuka, Atsushi Komai
  • Patent number: 10904463
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a first semiconductor substrate provided with a pixel, including a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts incident light to generate an electric charge, an accumulation unit that accumulates the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, and a transfer unit that transfers the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit, and a second semiconductor substrate provided with a supply unit for the pixel, the supply unit supplying the transfer unit with a transfer signal to transfer the electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit to the accumulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Saruwatari, Shutaro Kato, Ryoji Ando, Yojiro Tezuka, Atsushi Komai
  • Patent number: 10893641
    Abstract: A group determination method includes a step of calculating an external set-up work time for an external set-up work by which a component supplier used in a group that is a next production target of a group under production in a component mounting line, including a plurality of the component mounters capable of attaching and detaching a component supply carriage which can arrange a plurality of the component suppliers (tape feeders), is removed from the component mounting line and arranged in the component supply carriage; and a step of calculating a production completion time at which the production of all the mounting boards that are the production targets is completed in consideration of the external set-up work time. A plurality of groups which are common in an arrangement of component suppliers for the mounting boards that are the production targets are determined so that production completion time is shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamazaki, Atsushi Nakazono, Hiroshi Ando, Kazuyoshi Harada
  • Publication number: 20210002714
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel marker that can be used to predict the effect of anti-PD-1 antibody/anti-PD-L1 antibody therapy with high sensitivity, and use thereof. Provided is a biomarker for predicting the effect of anti-PD-1 antibody/anti-PD-L1 antibody therapy, including an immunoglobulin superfamily containing leucine-rich repeat (ISLR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki Miyai, Atsushi Enomoto, Masahide Takahashi, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Tetsunari Hase, Yuichi Ando
  • Publication number: 20200369482
    Abstract: A paper sheet separation device includes a separation roller coming into contact with paper sheets, a feed roller rotating with respect to the separation roller to convey the paper sheets separately one by one, and a pair of guide members having guide faces coming into sliding contact with a front end of the paper sheets and being provided on both sides in an axial direction of the separation roller. A friction coefficient of the guide face is smaller than a friction coefficient of a peripheral face of the separation roller. The guide face is provided protruding outward of the separation roller from the peripheral face of the separation roller in a radial direction of the separation roller. The guide face is supported to be able to move inward in the radial direction of the separation roller at a contact point between the separation roller and the feed roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi ANDO, Kazuhiko KAWASE, Kazuto KITANO, Mitsushige NAKAO
  • Patent number: 10840057
    Abstract: A multiple beam inspection apparatus includes a multi-detector to detect multiple secondary electron beams generated because a target object is irradiated with multiple primary electron beams, and to include plural detection pixels each receiving irradiation of a corresponding one of the multiple secondary electron beams, and having a region which receives irradiation of a corresponding secondary electron beam and is larger than the irradiation spot size of the corresponding secondary electron beam, a shifting mechanism to shift irradiation positions of the multiple secondary electron beams irradiating the plural detection pixels, a determination circuitry to determine whether sensitivity of at least one of the plural detection pixels is degraded, and a setting circuitry to set, when sensitivity of at least one detection pixel is degraded, irradiation position shifting destinations of multiple secondary electron beams, irradiating the plural detection pixels, to be within respective corresponding same detecti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Ishii, Atsushi Ando
  • Patent number: 10821858
    Abstract: A front seat 31 is foldable such that a seat back 33 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 32, a rear seat 39 is foldable such that a seat back 41 is frontwardly collapsed and placed on a seat cushion 40, and a trunk floor 53 extending from a front pillar 12 to a rear pillar 14 is formable by laying a trunk board 49 across a gap formed between a rear face of the seat back 33 of the front seat 31 and a rear face of the seat back 41 of the rear seat 39 with the front seat 31 and the rear seat 39 in a folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Maki Yamaguchi, Kazuhisa Nishimura, Yasunobu Kawamoto, Takahiro Ando, Hidenori Watanabe, Susumu Nagayama
  • Publication number: 20200312352
    Abstract: An urgency level estimation technique of estimating an urgency level of a speaker for free uttered speech, which does not require a specific word, is provided. An urgency level estimation apparatus includes a feature amount extracting part configured to extract a feature amount of an utterance from uttered speech, and an urgency level estimating part configured to estimate an urgency level of a speaker of the uttered speech from the feature amount based on a relationship between a feature amount extracted from uttered speech and an urgency level of a speaker of the uttered speech, the relationship being determined in advance, and the feature amount includes at least one of a feature indicating speaking speed of the uttered speech, a feature indicating voice pitch of the uttered speech and a feature indicating a power level of the uttered speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hosana KAMIYAMA, Satoshi KOBASHIKAWA, Atsushi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200302953
    Abstract: With correct emotion classes selected as correct values of an emotion of an utterer of a first utterance from among a plurality of emotion classes C1, . . . , CK by listeners who have listened to the first utterance, as an input, the numbers of times ni that emotion classes Ci have been selected as the correct emotion classes are obtained, and rates of the numbers of times nk to a sum total of the numbers of times n1, . . . , nK or smoothed values of the rates are obtained as correct emotion soft labels tk(s) corresponding to the first utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi ANDO, Hosana KAMIYAMA, Satoshi KOBASHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10777384
    Abstract: A multiple beam image acquisition apparatus includes a stage to mount thereon a target object, a beam forming mechanism to form multiple primary electron beams and a measurement primary electron beam, a primary electron optical system to collectively irradiate the target object surface with the multiple primary electron beams and the measurement primary electron beam, a secondary electron optical system to collectively guide multiple secondary electron beams generated because the target object is irradiated with the multiple primary electron beams, and a measurement secondary electron beam generated because the target object is irradiated with the measurement primary electron beam, a multi-detector to detect the multiple secondary electron beams collectively guided, a measurement mechanism to measure a position of the measurement secondary electron beam collectively guided, and a correction mechanism to correct a trajectory of the multiple secondary electron beams by using a measured position of the measureme
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Kikuiri, Atsushi Ando
  • Patent number: 10778770
    Abstract: In a network system, an own subsystem recognition unit is provided in each of subsystems, and holds a state and a function of the own subsystem. A shared information communication unit acquires states and functions of the subsystems. An objective acceptance unit accepts a setting of a target state. A shared storage unit stores knowledge regarding a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems necessary for realizing the target state. A structure setting unit automatically sets a combination structure of functions of the respective subsystems, including determining whether the function of each of the subsystems is to be activated, based on the target state, states and functions of the subsystems, and the knowledge regarding a combination structure. A role determination unit determines functions to be executed by the respective subsystems based on the automatically set combination structure. A role notification unit notifies the subsystems of the determined respective functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Hisano, Ryota Yamada, Tanichi Ando, Yusuke Yamaji, Tetsuji Yamato, Koji Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20200286704
    Abstract: A multiple electron beam irradiation apparatus includes a forming mechanism which forms multiple primary electron beams; a plurality of electrode substrates being stacked in each of which a plurality of openings of various diameter dimensions are formed, the plurality of openings being arranged at passage positions of the multiple primary electron beams, and through each of which a corresponding one of the multiple primary electron beams passes, the plurality of electrode substrates being able to adjust an image plane conjugate position of each of the multiple primary electron beams depending on a corresponding one of the various diameter dimensions; and a stage which is capable of mounting thereon a target object to be irradiated with the multiple primary electron beams having passed through the plurality of electrode substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: NuFlare Technology, Inc, NuFlare Technology America, Inc
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi Ando, Munehiro Ogasawara, John Hartley
  • Patent number: 10766082
    Abstract: A cutting or grinding tool includes a blade. The blade includes a disc-shaped base metal, cutting or grinding tips (edges) provided on a peak (outer circumferential edge) of the base metal, and a protruding coating on a side face of the base metal along the entire outer circumference of the base metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KANEFUSA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mikihiro Ando, Atsushi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10747022
    Abstract: A diffractive multi-focal lens having a diffractive structure comprising a plurality of concentric circular zones, wherein: at least a portion of the diffractive structure is provided with an overlapping region in which at least two zone profiles overlap in the same region; in the overlapping region, at least a portion of a first zone profile has a zone pitch represented by a prescribed equation, and at least a portion of a second zone profile has a zone pitch represented by another prescribed equation; and an addition power P1 given by the first zone profile and an addition power P2 given by the second zone profile are determined by a prescribed relational expression, in which a and b are mutually different real numbers, and a value of a/b cannot be expressed by a natural number X or by 1/X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MENICON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro Ando, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10734190
    Abstract: A multiple electron beam irradiation apparatus includes an electromagnetic lens configured to refract multiple electron beams incident, an aberration corrector arranged in the magnetic field of the electromagnetic lens and configured to be able to individually apply a bias potential and a deflection potential to each of the multiple electron beams, and an objective lens configured to focus the multiple electron beams, a trajectory of the each of which has been individually corrected by the bias potential and the deflection potential, onto a target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: NuFlare Technology, Inc., NuFlare Technology America, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ando, Munehiro Ogasawara, Riki Ogawa, John Hartley
  • Publication number: 20200239989
    Abstract: There are provided: an aluminum alloy fin material for a heat exchanger, the aluminum alloy fin material including an aluminum alloy including 0.70 to 1.50 mass % Si, 0.05 to 2.00 mass % Fe, 1.0 to 2.0 mass % Mn, 0.5 to 4.0 mass % Zn, with a balance consisting of Al and inevitable impurities, in which before brazing heating, the amount of solid solution Si is 0.60 mass % or less, and the amount of solid solution Mn is 0.60 mass % or less, and in which a recrystallization temperature in a temperature rise process during the brazing heating is 450° C. or less; a method of producing the aluminum alloy fin material; a heat exchanger using the aluminum alloy fin material; and a method of producing the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto Ando, Atsushi Fukumoto