Patents by Inventor Atsushi Kataoka

Atsushi Kataoka 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: 10840188
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a side surface extending between the first surface and the second surface; a pad electrode provided on the first surface of the substrate; an internal wiring provided in the substrate, and electrically connected to the pad electrode; a first wiring provided in the substrate, and exposed from the substrate at the side surface; an insulator provided between the first wiring and the internal wiring so as to separate the first wiring from the internal wiring; a semiconductor chip provided on the substrate, and electrically connected to the pad electrode; and a resin covering the semiconductor chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20200312077
    Abstract: A valuable medium processing apparatus that includes a mounting section which is set to either a first state in which a storage unit that stores a valuable medium is not mounted or a second state in which the storage unit is mounted, and a control section that performs, based on selection of the mounting section, a switching process between the first state and the second state of the selected mounting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shigeo MUTOU, Ryuji KATAOKA, Atsushi SAKAMOTO, Mitsushi NAGAO
  • Publication number: 20200174409
    Abstract: In a fixing apparatus 200 having a heater 300 capable of selectively causing a plurality of heat generating blocks divided in a longitudinal direction of a substrate 305 to generate heat, an energization control portion 400 acquires, when performing a fixing operation, a cumulative amount of heat generation in each of a plurality of heating areas, a cumulative rotation time of a pressure roller 208, and information on a recording material that passes through a fixing nip portion, and controls energization of heat generating elements 302a and 302b on the basis of the acquired information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kataoka, Atsushi Iwasaki, Hirokazu Okugawa, Munehito Kurata
  • Patent number: 10593323
    Abstract: A keyword generation apparatus, comprises a vocabulary acquisition unit that acquires a keyword uttered by a first user; a first positional information acquisition unit that acquires first positional information including information representing a location at which the first user has uttered the keyword; a storage unit that stores the first positional information and the keyword in association with each other; a second positional information acquisition unit that acquires second positional information including information representing a current position of a second user; and an extraction unit that extracts a keyword unique to a locality in which the second user is positioned from the storage unit based on the second positional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuma Minemura, Sei Kato, Junichi Ito, Youhei Wakisaka, Atsushi Ikeno, Toshifumi Nishijima, Fuminori Kataoka, Hiromi Tonegawa, Norihide Umeyama
  • Publication number: 20200051917
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate having a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a side surface extending between the first surface and the second surface; a pad electrode provided on the first surface of the substrate; an internal wiring provided in the substrate, and electrically connected to the pad electrode; a first wiring provided in the substrate, and exposed from the substrate at the side surface; an insulator provided between the first wiring and the internal wiring so as to separate the first wiring from the internal wiring; a semiconductor chip provided on the substrate, and electrically connected to the pad electrode; and a resin covering the semiconductor chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi KATAOKA
  • Patent number: 10538097
    Abstract: An ejection device includes: ejection portions that eject liquids; supply portions that supply the liquids to the ejection portions respectively; a common pressure applying mechanism that applies pressure onto the liquids at the supply portions; and a pressure difference generating mechanism that generates a relative pressure difference between the ejection portions for the liquids to be supplied from the supply portions to the ejection portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Masashi Hiratsuka, Masaki Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20190341046
    Abstract: A voice dialog device includes a sight line detection unit configured to detect a sight line of a user, a voice acquiring unit configured to acquire voice pronounced by the user, and a processor. The processor is configured to perform a step of acquiring a result of recognizing the voice, a step of determining whether or not the user is driving, and a step of determining whether or not the voice dialog device has a dialog with the user. When the detected sight line of the user is in a certain direction, and a start keyword has been detected from the voice, the processor determines that the user has started a dialog. The processor switches the certain direction based on whether the user is driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi IKENO, Muneaki SHIMADA, Kota HATANAKA, Toshifumi NISHIJIMA, Fuminori KATAOKA, Hiromi TONEGAWA, Norihide UMEYAMA
  • Patent number: 10438586
    Abstract: A voice dialog device, comprises a voice processing unit configured to obtain a voice pronounced by a user and a result of recognizing the voice; a plurality of estimation units configured to estimate emotion of the user by different methods; and a response unit configured to create a response sentence, based on results of estimating the emotion of the user, and provide the response sentence to the user, wherein when a discrepancy exists between the results of estimating the emotion of the user by the plurality of estimation units, the response unit makes an inquiry to the user, and determines which estimation result is to be adopted, based on content of an obtained response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeno, Muneaki Shimada, Kota Hatanaka, Toshifumi Nishijima, Fuminori Kataoka, Hiromi Tonegawa, Norihide Umeyama
  • Patent number: 10395653
    Abstract: A voice dialog device, comprises a sight line detection unit configured to detect a sight line of a user; a voice processing unit configured to obtain voice pronounced by the user and a result of recognizing the voice; a dialog determination unit configured to determine whether or not the voice dialog device has a dialog with the user; and an answer generation unit configured to generate an answer, based on a result of recognizing the voice, wherein the dialog determination unit determines whether or not the user has started the dialog, based on both the sight line of the user and the obtained voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeno, Muneaki Shimada, Kota Hatanaka, Toshifumi Nishijima, Fuminori Kataoka, Hiromi Tonegawa, Norihide Umeyama
  • Publication number: 20190248147
    Abstract: An ejection device includes: ejection portions that eject liquids; supply portions that supply the liquids to the ejection portions respectively; a common pressure applying mechanism that applies pressure onto the liquids at the supply portions; and a pressure difference generating mechanism that generates a relative pressure difference between the ejection portions for the liquids to be supplied from the supply portions to the ejection portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Murakami, Masashi Hiratsuka, Masaki Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20190244620
    Abstract: A voice dialogue system includes: a voice input unit which acquires a user utterance; an intention understanding unit which interprets an intention of utterance of a voice acquired by the voice input unit; a dialogue text creator which creates a text of a system utterance; and a voice output unit which outputs the system utterance as voice data, wherein when creating a text of a system utterance, the dialogue text creator creates the text by inserting a tag in a position in the system utterance, and the intention understanding unit interprets an utterance intention of a user in accordance with whether a timing at which the user utterance is made is before or after an output of a system utterance at a position corresponding to the tag from the voice output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi IKENO, Yusuke JINGUJI, Toshifumi NISHIJIMA, Fuminori KATAOKA, Hiromi TONEGAWA, Norihide UMEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190179901
    Abstract: The information processing apparatus generates, based on the accepted text, vectors including a plurality of dimensional values associated with a plurality of corresponding dimensions and specifies, from among the plurality of dimensions, a dimension in which the associated dimensional value meets the criterion. The information processing apparatus specifies, from among the plurality of dimensions, a dimension in which the associated dimensional value meets the criterion, compares the specified dimension with a storage unit that stores therein information that associates vectors each having a dimension in which the associated dimensional value meets the criterion with the positions of the corresponding vectors, regarding each of a plurality of texts, from among the dimensions included in the vectors of the texts; and specifies a text associated with the specified dimension from among the plurality of texts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Kataoka, Atsushi Shimano, Gyo Kubota
  • Patent number: 10319379
    Abstract: A voice dialog system includes: a voice input unit which acquires a user utterance, an intention understanding unit that interprets an intention of utterance of a voice acquired by the voice input unit, a dialog text creator that creates a text of a system utterance, and a voice output unit that outputs the system utterance as voice data. When creating a text of a system utterance, the dialog text creator creates the text by inserting a tag in a position in the system utterance. The intention understanding unit interprets an utterance intention of a user in accordance with whether a timing at which the user utterance is made is before or after an output of a system utterance at a position corresponding to the tag from the voice output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeno, Yusuke Jinguji, Toshifumi Nishijima, Fuminori Kataoka, Hiromi Tonegawa, Norihide Umeyama
  • Patent number: 10311873
    Abstract: A voice interaction apparatus includes: a voice recognizer configured to recognize content of a speech of a user; an extractor configured to extract profile information based on a result of the voice recognition, and to specify which user the profile information is associated with; a storage configured to store the extracted profile information in association with the user; an exchanger configured to exchange profile information with another voice interaction apparatus; and a generator configured to generate a speech sentence to speak to the user based on the profile information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Kume, Atsushi Ikeno, Toshihiko Watanabe, Muneaki Shimada, Hayato Sakamoto, Toshifumi Nishijima, Fuminori Kataoka, Hiromi Tonegawa, Norihide Umeyama
  • Patent number: 8538276
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a visible-light communication apparatus includes an image input unit, a calculation unit, a preamble detection unit, a bit train detection unit, and a reception unit. The image input unit is configured to input image data generated by photographing a source of visible light carrying data. The calculation unit is configured to generate, from the image data, luminance data about an image at a designated position. The preamble detection unit is configured to detect a preamble at the head of the data, on the basis of the luminance data. The bit train detection unit is configured to detect the data bit train from the image data, in accordance with the preamble. The reception unit is configured to reproduce the data from the data bit train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Shigehito Shimada, Hideki Ueno, Minoru Fujita, Atsushi Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20110052214
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a visible-light communication apparatus includes an image input unit, a calculation unit, a preamble detection unit, a bit train detection unit, and a reception unit. The image input unit is configured to input image data generated by photographing a source of visible light carrying data. The calculation unit is configured to generate, from the image data, luminance data about an image at a designated position. The preamble detection unit is configured to detect a preamble at the head of the data, on the basis of the luminance data. The bit train detection unit is configured to detect the data bit train from the image data, in accordance with the preamble. The reception unit is configured to reproduce the data from the data bit train.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Shigehito SHIMADA, Hideki UENO, Minoru FUJITA, Atsushi KATAOKA
  • Patent number: 7758409
    Abstract: The present invention provides an indoor unit of an air conditioner, which is capable of improving the mounting accuracy between a front grill and a movable panel. An indoor unit of the air conditioner includes a main body casing, a front grill, a second panel, a driving machine, and an opening and closing mechanism. The front grill is provided forward of the main body casing and includes a first intake port. The second panel is capable of moving so as to open and close the first intake port. The driving machine is provided in the main body casing, and generates a driving force to move the second panel. The opening and closing mechanism is provided at the front grill, and moves the second panel by the driving force of the driving machine to open and close the first intake port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamashita, Tatsuhiko Akai, Takashi Doi, Toshiyuki Natsume, Atsushi Kataoka
  • Patent number: 7565814
    Abstract: The present invention provides an indoor unit of an air conditioner, which is capable of improving the safety regarding the opening and closing movements of a movable panel. An indoor unit of an air conditioner includes a front grill, a second panel, a driving machine, and a second panel supporting member. The front grill is provided with a first intake port at a front thereof. The second panel is provided such that it covers the first intake port, opens the first intake port by moving away from the first intake port and closes the first intake port by moving close to the first intake port. The driving machine generates a driving force to move the second panel. The second panel supporting member has a gear portion and a plate member. The gear portion transmits the driving force of the driving machine to the second panel. The plate member is provided outside the gear portion, and covers a gap between the second panel and the front grill in a state in which the second panel is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamashita, Tatsuhiko Akai, Takashi Doi, Atsushi Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20080273981
    Abstract: A windmill, characterized by connecting blade root parts to a hub in the radial direction of a windmill shaft by an undercut, fitting structure which is suitable particularly for a small-sized windmill having FRP blades. By this structure, the blades can be connected to the hub at the blade root parts without basically requiring a bolt fastening structure, a reduction in the weight of the blades can be achieved, and the strength, rigidity and installation accuracy of connection parts between the blades and the hub can be satisfactorily maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicants: Zephyr Corporation, Toray Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ito, Atsushi Kataoka, Hideki Nudeshima, Takashi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20070101744
    Abstract: The present invention provides an indoor unit of an air conditioner, which is capable of improving the safety regarding the opening and closing movements of a movable panel. An indoor unit of an air conditioner includes a front grill, a second panel, a driving machine, and a second panel supporting member. The front grill is provided with a first intake port at a front thereof. The second panel is provided such that it covers the first intake port, opens the first intake port by moving away from the first intake port and closes the first intake port by moving close to the first intake port. The driving machine generates a driving force to move the second panel. The second panel supporting member has a gear portion and a plate member. The gear portion transmits the driving force of the driving machine to the second panel. The plate member is provided outside the gear portion, and covers a gap between the second panel and the front grill in a state in which the second panel is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: KAIKIN INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamashita, Tatsuhiko Akai, Takashi Doi, Atsushi Kataoka