Patents by Inventor Atsushi Asano

Atsushi Asano 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: 11182435
    Abstract: Taking as input a group of text pairs for learning in which each pair is constituted with a first text for learning and a second text for learning that serves as an answer when a question is made with the first text for learning, a query expansion model is learned so as to generate a text serving as an expanded query for a text serving as a query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Otsuka, Katsuji Bessho, Kyosuke Nishida, Hisako Asano, Yoshihiro Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20210323428
    Abstract: This misalignment detection device is provided with: a plurality of coils which receive lines of magnetic force generated by a power transmitting coil and are disposed side by side line-symmetrically with respect to an axis line as a symmetrical axis; a plurality of temperature sensors which are disposed adjacent to each of the plurality of coils and output temperatures; and a processing device for detecting misalignment of a power receiving coil with respect to the power transmitting coil along the axis line on the basis of a difference for evaluating a difference between the temperatures. With this misalignment detection device, it is possible to perform positional misalignment detection which is not easily affected by surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi ASANO, Takayoshi BANDO
  • Publication number: 20210325810
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to detect gloss of a toner image from which the influence of heat applied to a sheet by a fixing unit is eliminated. An image forming device according to an aspect of the invention includes: a gloss sensor irradiating a recording medium on which a toner image is formed and fixed with light, measuring reflectance of reflection light from the recording medium, and measuring gloss of the toner image on the basis of the reflectance; and a gloss correcting unit correcting the gloss of the toner image measured by the gloss sensor in a situation that the temperature of the toner image fixed on the recording medium is assumed to be higher than a predetermined threshold temperature or in the case where it is determined that the temperature of the toner image is higher than the predetermined threshold temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akimasa ISHIKAWA, Atsushi TAKAHASHI, Hitoshi ASANO, Yumiko IZUMIYA, Hirotada SEKI
  • Publication number: 20210307524
    Abstract: A bedding includes a surface cushion member which has air permeability in the thickness direction and the plane direction and whose surface side is a contact surface, and thereunder, a bed internal environment control means which forms a stream of air in the surface cushion member. In the surface cushion member, air passes through the thickness direction and quickly spreads in the plane direction, and an air layer in the surface cushion member is controlled to a predetermined temperature, humidity, or air flow, to generate the temperature gradient, the humidity gradient, or the air flow gradient between an air layer supported by the surface cushion member and the air layer in the surface cushion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: DELTA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi NISHIDA, Akihito ASANO
  • Patent number: 11131369
    Abstract: A failure diagnostic apparatus for use in a ball screw conveyer includes a bearing stopper placed in contact with a bearing supporting a ball screw, a sensor unit equipped with an elastic member and a heat flux sensor, and a malfunction detector. The heat flux sensor works to produce an output as a function of deformation or displacement of the bearing stopper. The malfunction detector works to analyze the output from the heat flux sensor to detect a failure in operation of the ball screw conveyer. This enables a malfunction of the ball screw conveyer to be detected quickly and accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norio Gouko, Toshihisa Taniguchi, Atusi Sakaida, Keiji Okamoto, Yoshihiko Shiraishi, Masahiro Asano, Tomikazu Ishikawa, Atsushi Kusaka
  • Publication number: 20210296945
    Abstract: A communication control device comprises: an antenna; and a control unit that controls wireless communication related to wireless power transfer to a power receiver device through a power transmitter device. The control unit acquires via the antenna a radio wave status of each of a plurality of channels related to the wireless communication. The control unit acquires a power transmission status of the wireless power transfer. The control unit sets, based on the acquired power transmission status, switching conditions for switching the channel according to the radio wave status. The control unit causes the channel to be switched based on the radio wave status and the switching conditions. The control unit causes the wireless communication to continue on the switched channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi YAZAKI, Michisato MAEKAWA, Naoki OMURA, Yusuke OONO, Atsushi ASANO
  • Publication number: 20210286952
    Abstract: A conversation analysis system according to the present embodiment utilizes a computer and includes an input unit, a conversation analysis model unit and an information processing unit. The input unit inputs conversational data of utterers who execute a work in cooperation. The conversation analysis model unit analyzes contents of conversations related to work cooperation made by a plurality of utterers based on the conversational data input by the input unit, using a conversation analysis model created by machine learning. The information processing unit creates a plurality of types of evaluation information related to work cooperation based on a conversation analysis result obtained by the conversation analysis model unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi KAGAWA, Junta ASANO, Atsushi KAKEMURA, Masaharu DOI
  • Publication number: 20210265411
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of wirings each having a damascene structure on a semiconductor layer, wherein the plurality of wirings includes a first wiring and a second wiring adjacent to each other, wherein the first wiring includes, along a direction in which the first wiring extends, a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion located between the first portion and the second portion, and wherein a width of the third portion is larger than each of a width of the first portion and a width of the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Junya Tamaki, Takafumi Miki, Ryo Yoshida, Atsushi Kanome, Kosuke Asano, Takehiro Toyoda, Masaki Masaki
  • Publication number: 20210159416
    Abstract: A light emitting device having excellent external quantum efficiency contains an anode, a cathode, and two organic layers disposed therebetween. One layer contains a phosphorescent transition metal complex and a low molecular weight compound containing no transition metal, and the second layer contains a crosslinked body of a polymer compound (having an energy level of the lowest triplet excited state of 2.30 eV or more) containing a constitutional unit having a crosslinking group. The low molecular weight compound has formula (T-1) and the absolute value of the difference between the energy levels of the lowest triplet excited state and the lowest singlet excited state is less than 0.25 eV. nT1 represents an integer of 0 to 5, nT2 represents an integer of 1 to 10, ArT1 represents a substituted amino group or a monovalent hetero ring group, LT1 represents an alkylene group, and ArT2 represents a hetero ring group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Toshiaki SASADA, Shin-ya TANAKA, Daisuke FUKUSHIMA, Atsushi ASANO
  • Patent number: 10933759
    Abstract: A foreign object detection device for a coil device including a second coil to transmit power to a first coil wirelessly or receive power from the first coil wirelessly including: a foreign object detection coil configured to be located between the first coil and the second coil; and a cover configured to cover an upper portion of the foreign object detection coil, wherein a top surface of the cover includes at least one inclined surface inclined relative to a coil plane of the second coil, and the inclined surface is inclined downward from a low sensitivity region where detection sensitivity of the foreign object detection coil is relatively lower to a high sensitivity region where the detection sensitivity of the foreign object detection coil is relatively higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Asano, Kentarou Furiya, Jun Araki
  • Publication number: 20200204006
    Abstract: A foreign object detection device for a coil device including a second coil to transmit power to a first coil wirelessly or receive power from the first coil wirelessly including: a foreign object detection coil configured to be located between the first coil and the second coil; and a cover configured to cover an upper portion of the foreign object detection coil, wherein a top surface of the cover includes at least one inclined surface inclined relative to a coil plane of the second coil, and the inclined surface is inclined downward from a low sensitivity region where detection sensitivity of the foreign object detection coil is relatively lower to a high sensitivity region where the detection sensitivity of the foreign object detection coil is relatively higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi ASANO, Kentarou FURIYA, Jun ARAKI
  • Patent number: 10608477
    Abstract: A foreign object detection device for a coil device including a second coil to transmit power to a first coil wirelessly or receive power from the first coil wirelessly including: a foreign object detection coil configured to be located between the first coil and the second coil; and a cover configured to cover an upper portion of the foreign object detection coil, wherein a top surface of the cover includes at least one inclined surface inclined relative to a coil plane of the second coil, and the inclined surface is inclined downward from a low sensitivity region where detection sensitivity of the foreign object detection coil is relatively lower to a high sensitivity region where the detection sensitivity of the foreign object detection coil is relatively higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Asano, Kentarou Furiya, Jun Araki, Masahiko Goto
  • Publication number: 20190050123
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment includes a display control unit, a detection unit, and an instruction unit. The display control unit displays a first user interface related to start of actuation of a target system, or a second user interface related to a function other than the start of actuation of the target system on a touch panel. The detection unit detects an operation of the first user interface or the second user interface. The instruction unit transmits an instruction signal according to the detected operation to the target system. A first time interval from an operation of the first user interface to a transmission of a first instruction signal for the start of actuation is longer than a second time interval from an operation of the second user interface to a transmission of a second instruction signal for the other function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi ASANO, Jun ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20180026482
    Abstract: A foreign object detection device for a coil device including a second coil to transmit power to a first coil wirelessly or receive power from the first coil wirelessly including: a foreign object detection coil configured to be located between the first coil and the second coil; and a cover configured to cover an upper portion of the foreign object detection coil, wherein a top surface of the cover includes at least one inclined surface inclined relative to a coil plane of the second coil, and the inclined surface is inclined downward from a low sensitivity region where detection sensitivity of the foreign object detection coil is relatively lower to a high sensitivity region where the detection sensitivity of the foreign object detection coil is relatively higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi ASANO, Kentarou FURIYA, Jun ARAKI, Masahiko GOTO
  • Patent number: 6907072
    Abstract: In a moving image encoding apparatus of this invention, a generated bit amount extracting section (21) counts generated bits of variable-length-encoded data in units of macroblocks, and a reference generated bit count is set in a parameter value control section (22) as an update condition for a parameter value in each block. The boundary value of the parameter value is set in an intra/inter determination section (23) as a criterion for selection of the intra-encoding mode. In the inter-frame encoding mode, the parameter value control section (22) updates the parameter value of a block in which the generated bit count value of encoded data obtained by the generated bit amount extracting section (21) exceeds a reference value. The intra/inter determination section (23) determines that the influence of a data error is large in a block in which the parameter value is continuously updated and exceeds the boundary value, and switches the current mode to the intra-encoding mode to perform refresh operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kawakatsu, Atsushi Asano
  • Patent number: 6879635
    Abstract: A method for decoding time data comprising decoding an encoded bit stream in units of one frame to generate decoded video data and a plurality of decoded header information items for each frame, detecting the time data included in each of the header information items, and determining identical time data which define identical points of time and are detected from at least two of the header information items as frame time data determining the point of time for outputting the decoded frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Michiyo Morimoto, Atsushi Asano
  • Patent number: 6862045
    Abstract: Moving image signal decoder section decodes the moving image bit stream and the time stamp for reproduction transmitted from multiple separator section on a frame by frame basis and stored in input buffer and provides time control section with the time stamp for reproduction that corresponds to the decoded frame and the information on the time stamp in the header of the moving image bit stream, while storing the decoded image data in frame memory. The time control section transmits a request to image output section for outputting image data at the time specified by the time stamp for reproduction as transmitted from the moving image signal decoder section or at the time as determined on the basis of the time stamp of the moving image itself and causes the image data to be read out of the frame memory and displayed on the LCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Michiyo Morimoto, Atsushi Asano
  • Patent number: 6826229
    Abstract: A video encoder includes a signal processing unit for producing block information such as quantization scale and quantized DCT coefficients and a coding unit for variable-length coding the quantized block information. The amount of generated coded data per unit time (Evop) is estimated from the count (Ncoef(i)) of quantized DCT coefficients contained in block information prior to coding, the amount of coded data (C(y)), and the average codeword length (L(y)) of coded block information. A quantization scale control unit determines the most suitable quantization scale factor on the basis of the target amount of generated coded data (Tvop) and the amount of generated coded data (Evop) and sends it to a quantization unit in the signal processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji Kawashima, Atsushi Asano
  • Patent number: 6819712
    Abstract: A picture coding apparatus has a signal processor 10 for generating macro-block information by calculating and quantizing the DCTs of a picture signal of a given unit are calculated for each macro-block MB. This information is input to a syntax generator 12 to generate syntax, which is coded by a variable-length coding processor 13. Quantized DCT coefficients of macro information before coding are counted by a count unit 21, and a code size after coding the macro-block information is counted by a count unit 14. A calculation unit 15 calculates an average code length from the accumulated value of the two code sizes. An estimation unit 14 estimates a generation code size after coding given macro-block information input to the syntax generator 12 on the basis of the average code size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji Kawashima, Atsushi Asano
  • Publication number: 20020186767
    Abstract: A picture coding apparatus has a signal processor 10 for generating macro-block information by calculating and quantizing the DCTs of a picture signal of a given unit are calculated for each macro-block MB. This information is input to a syntax generator 12 to generate syntax, which is coded by a variable-length coding processor 13. Quantized DCT coefficients of macro information before coding are counted by a count unit 21, and a code size after coding the macro-block information is counted by a count unit 14. A calculation unit 15 calculates an average code length from the accumulated value of the two code sizes. An estimation unit 14 estimates a generation code size after coding given macro-block information input to the syntax generator 12 on the basis of the average code size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Yuji Kawashima, Atsushi Asano