Patents by Inventor Atsushi Miyamoto

Atsushi Miyamoto 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: 10716471
    Abstract: To make it possible to improve user convenience, provided is a control device including: a control unit configured to control a position and an attitude of a microscope unit by driving an arm unit that supports the microscope unit on the basis of a captured image of an operating site photographed by the microscope unit during an operation so that a position and attitude condition set before the operation is satisfied. The position and attitude condition is a condition that prescribes a position and an attitude of the microscope unit with respect to the operating site to obtain a desired captured image corresponding to the position and attitude condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ootsuki, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20200208584
    Abstract: When atmospheric pressure (Pa) which varies according to altitude is higher than a predetermined pressure threshold (Path) during idle operation in which catalyst warm-up request is issued, an intake pressure is controlled, through a throttle valve (19), to an intake pressure at which an intake air amount required to promote the warm-up of a catalyst converter (26) is obtained. When the atmospheric pressure (Pa) is lower than the predetermined pressure threshold (Path), the intake pressure is controlled, through a throttle valve (19), to an intake pressure (Pa?Pb) at which a differential pressure (Pb) required by a brake booster (8) is obtained. Accordingly, negative pressure in the brake booster (8) can be secured while promoting the warm-up of the catalyst during the idle operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi MAEKAWA, Kenji SUZUKI, Kentaro YAMANO, Takeshi MIYAMOTO, Tomoki ITOU, Taichi ANDOU, Toshio HASHIMOTO, Akio ASHIKAGA
  • Patent number: 10697391
    Abstract: A control system of a compression-ignition engine is provided, which includes an engine configured to cause combustion of a mixture gas inside the combustion chamber, an injector attached to the engine and configured to inject fuel into the combustion chamber, a spark plug disposed to be oriented into the combustion chamber and configured to ignite the mixture gas inside the combustion chamber, and a controller connected to the injector and the spark plug and configured to operate the engine by outputting a control signal to the injector and the spark plug, respectively. After the spark plug ignites the mixture gas to start combustion, unburned mixture gas combusts by self-ignition. The controller outputs the control signal to the injector so that a fuel injection timing is advanced when the engine operates at a high speed than at a low speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Inoue, Kota Matsumoto, Yusuke Kawai, Toru Miyamoto, Yudai Koshiro
  • Publication number: 20200195452
    Abstract: The present invention provides a data management apparatus for managing a plurality of data items output by a plurality of communication devices that output data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Masato ANDOU, Eiji YAMADA, Masaharu HATTORI, Hirofumi IIZUKA
  • Patent number: 10686981
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including, a display configured to display a captured image and a representative icon, wherein the representative icon indicates a range of a focus area of the displayed image and the range encompasses a center of focus point located at an initial position within the displayed image, and a processor configured to adjust the range of the focus area of the displayed image according to a size of the representative icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ito, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kengo Hayasaka, Hironori Mori
  • Patent number: 10681094
    Abstract: A disclosed control system configured to control transmission of content data between communication terminals includes one or more processors, and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the control system to receive a transmission request including attribute information indicating an attribute of the content data for transmitting the content data from a first communication terminal, and perform control for transmitting the content data to a second communication terminal specified based on the destination information in response to the attribute information being in a predetermined format, the predetermined format including destination information indicating a destination of the content data and to perform control for transmitting the content data to a third communication terminal that has requested reception of the content data having the attribute indicated by the attribute information in response to the attribute information not being in the predetermined form
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Miyamoto, Naoki Umehara, Hiroshi Hinohara, Takeshi Horiuchi, Takuya Soneda
  • Patent number: 10675106
    Abstract: A robot arm apparatus is provided and includes: an arm unit made up of a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of a joint unit; and a driving control unit that drives the arm unit by controlling driving of the joint unit. If a malfunction is detected in at least one of the joint unit, the driving control unit controls the driving of the joint unit in a state in which a certain restriction is imposed on motion of the arm unit, and drives the arm unit to avoid the malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Takara Kasai, Yasuhisa Kamikawa, Yohei Kuroda, Wataru Kokubo, Tetsuharu Fukushima, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10677187
    Abstract: A combustion control device for a compression autoignition engine includes an engine, a state quantity setting device, a spark plug, a controller, and a sensor. The spark plug receives a control signal from the controller and ignites air-fuel mixture at predetermined ignition timing such that the ignited air-fuel mixture is combusted by flame propagation and then unburned air-fuel mixture in a combustion chamber is combusted by autoignition. The controller outputs a control signal to an injector such that, in a compression stroke, fuel is injected at specific timing at which a line obtained by extending an axis of each hole of the injector overlaps with a specific portion including an opening edge of a cavity in an upper surface of a piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Kota Matsumoto, Tomonori Urushihara, Atsushi Inoue, Yusuke Kawai, Toru Miyamoto, Yudai Koshiro
  • Publication number: 20200177742
    Abstract: A communication management system, a communication system, a communication control method, and a recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi HOMMA, Shigeru NAKAMURA, Yuichi KAWASAKI, Hiroshi HINOHARA, Kenichiro MORITA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10668625
    Abstract: A robot arm apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: one or a plurality of a joint unit that joins a plurality of links constituting a multi-link structure; an acquisition unit that acquires an on-screen enlargement factor of a subject imaged by an imaging unit attached to the multi-link structure; and a driving control unit that controls driving of the joint unit based on a state of the joint unit and the enlargement factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yohei Kuroda, Takara Kasai, Yasuhisa Kamikawa, Wataru Kokubo, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Tetsuharu Fukushima, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kenji Hirose
  • Publication number: 20200146762
    Abstract: There is provided is a robot arm apparatus including an arm unit made up of a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of a joint unit, the arm unit being connectable to an imaging unit; and a drive control unit that controls driving of the arm unit by causing each joint unit to be driven cooperatively. The drive control unit uses relative position information of a reference position with respect to the arm unit, the relative position information being based on a state of the arm unit and distance information about a distance between the imaging unit and the reference position, to control the driving of the arm unit in a manner that the reference position is positioned on an optical axis of the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: TAKARA KASAI, YASUHISA KAMIKAWA, YOHEI KURODA, WATARU KOKUBO, TOSHIMITSU TSUBOI, TETSUHARU FUKUSHIMA, YASUHIRO MATSUDA, ATSUSHI MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200141348
    Abstract: A control device for a compression autoignition engine includes an engine, a state quantity setting device, a spark plug, a controller, and a sensor. The spark plug receives a control signal from the controller and ignites air-fuel mixture at predetermined ignition timing such that the ignited air-fuel mixture is combusted by flame propagation and then unburned air-fuel mixture in a combustion chamber is combusted by autoignition. The controller outputs a control signal to an injector such that preceding injection and succeeding injection are performed in a compression stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kota Matsumoto, Tomonori Urushihara, Atsushi Inoue, Yusuke Kawai, Toru Miyamoto, Yudai Koshiro
  • Publication number: 20200129265
    Abstract: To realize torque control based on an estimated external force and to cope with more various situations. Provided is a medical support arm system including: a support arm that is a multilink structure having a plurality of links connected by a joint unit including an actuator, and configured to support a medical unit; and a control device including an external force estimation unit configured to estimate an external force acting on the joint unit on the basis of a drive characteristic of the actuator, and a joint control unit configured to control drive of the joint unit on the basis of an external torque estimated by the external force estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: YASUHIRO MATSUDA, FUMIYASU SUZUKI, ATSUSHI MIYAMOTO, YOHEI KURODA, KENICHIRO NAGASAKA
  • Publication number: 20200116098
    Abstract: A control apparatus for an engine includes an engine, a state quantity setting device, a spark plug, and a controller. The spark plug ignites air-fuel mixture at predetermined ignition timing so that unburned air-fuel mixture combusts by autoignition after start of combustion of the air-fuel mixture by the ignition, and the controller adjusts a heat amount ratio in accordance with an operation state of the engine through change of the ignition timing, the heat amount ratio representing an index associated with a ratio of an amount of heat generated when the air-fuel mixture combusts by flame propagation with respect to a total amount of heat generated when the air-fuel mixture combusts in the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kota Matsumoto, Tomonori Urushihara, Atsushi Inoue, Yusuke Kawai, Toru Miyamoto, Yudai Koshiro
  • Patent number: 10618563
    Abstract: A frame member for a vehicle comprises a first side wall, a second side wall provided on an inward side, in a vehicle width direction, of the first side wall, an upper wall and a lower wall, which are configured to form a structure of the closed cross section of the frame member together with the first and the second side walls, an upper-side lateral rib and a lower-side lateral rib, which are respectively provided between the upper and lower walls to interconnect the first and the second side walls and extend linearly, when viewed from the longitudinal direction of the frame member, an upper-side vertical rib provided to face the first side wall and interconnect the upper wall and the upper-side lateral rib, and a lower-side vertical rib provided to face the first side wall and interconnect the lower wall and the lower-side lateral rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sakayu Terada, Koji Miyamoto, Atsushi Gonokuchi, Takashi Yuuma
  • Patent number: 10610990
    Abstract: A control system of a machine tool includes a hydraulic pressure adjuster. The hydraulic pressure adjuster includes a sequence program controller that includes components for adding a function of adjusting a hydrostatic pressure of a static pressure oil supplied to a hydrostatic pressure guide mechanism, which are a pressure setting unit, a constant acceleration motion controller, a workpiece-weight calculator and a supply state adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Tada, Takuma Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10595955
    Abstract: Provided is a control device including control circuitry configured to control a position and an attitude of a microscope by driving an arm that supports the microscope on the basis of a captured image of a surgical operating site photographed by the microscope during a surgical operation so that a position and attitude condition is satisfied. The position and attitude condition is a condition that prescribes a position and an attitude of the microscope with respect to the surgical operating site to obtain a desired captured image corresponding to the position and attitude condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ootsuki, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10590599
    Abstract: A modified fiber and a method for producing the same. The modified fiber is obtained by modifying a fiber material containing at least one of a cellulosic fiber and an animal fiber. In the modified fiber, a film of a silicone elastomer is attached to at least a portion of a surface of the fiber material, the silicone elastomer contains a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether having 12 to 15 carbon atoms as a main component and has a siloxane skeleton, and the surface has a surface tension of 30 to 70 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KB TSUZUKI K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miyamoto, Motohisa Noma, Atsushi Hirosue
  • Publication number: 20200060523
    Abstract: Provision of a technology for controlling an arm to maintain hand-eye coordination is desirable in a case of using the arm for supporting an oblique-viewing endoscope. Provided is a medical support arm system including an articulated arm configured to support a scope that acquires an image of an observation target in an operation field, and a control unit configured to control the articulated arm on the basis of a relationship between a real link corresponding to a lens barrel axis of the scope and a virtual link corresponding to an optical axis of the scope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro MATSUDA, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Kenichiro NAGASAKA, Masaru USUI, Yohei KURODA, Daisuke NAGAO, Jun ARAI, Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10561469
    Abstract: There is provided a robot arm apparatus including an arm unit made up of a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of a joint unit, the arm unit being connectable to an imaging unit; and a drive control unit that controls driving of the arm unit by causing each joint unit to be driven cooperatively. The drive control unit uses relative position information of a reference position with respect to the arm unit, the relative position information being based on a state of the arm unit and distance information about a distance between the imaging unit and the reference position, to control the driving of the arm unit in a manner that the reference position is positioned on an optical axis of the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takara Kasai, Yasuhisa Kamikawa, Yohei Kuroda, Wataru Kokubo, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Tetsuharu Fukushima, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Atsushi Miyamoto