Atsushi Watanabe 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).
Abstract: The invention is directed to an image search device including a search condition input unit that receives a search condition for searching for an image, a query generation unit that generates a first query based on the search condition, an image search unit that searches for an image in a database based on the first query, a relevance estimation unit that estimates relevance between a plurality of images selected by a predetermined operation among images hit by a search, a query correction unit that generates a second query based on the relevance between the plurality of images, and a function of displaying the second query generated by the query correction unit on an interface.
Abstract: A three-dimensional data generation apparatus using measurement data from a three-dimensional sensor. The apparatus includes a measured coordinates obtaining section for obtaining measured coordinates of an object in a three-axis rectangular coordinate system set in an observation area, based on measurement data from a three-dimensional sensor measuring the observation area; and a subdivision information preparing section for defining a reference plane parallel to an X-Y plane of the three-axis rectangular coordinate system in the observation area, uniformly divide the reference plane into a plurality of subdivisions, and assign to a subdivision, among the subdivisions, that contains X-Y coordinate values of the measured coordinates of the object, a Z value of the same measured coordinates as a representative height of the subdivision.
Abstract: A reproducing method includes: an obtaining step of obtaining a high quality image and a first low quality image that are still images showing an identical scene, and conversion determination information; a first determining step of determining whether or not the display device can display the high quality image; a first reproducing step of reproducing the high quality image when the display device can display the high quality image; a second determining step of determining whether or not to generate a second low quality image by using the conversion determination information when the display device cannot display the high quality image; a second reproducing step of reproducing the first low quality image when it is determined not to generate the second low quality image; and a third reproducing step of generating the second low quality image from the high quality image and reproducing the second low quality image when it is determined to generate the second low quality image.
Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member suppressing potential variation due to repeated use is provided. The electrophotographic photosensitive member is an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, a photosensitive layer and a protective layer in this order, wherein the protective layer contains: a resin including a structure represented by a general formula (1) and a structure represented by a general formula (2); and a compound represented by a general formula (3), the molar ratio of the proportion of the structure represented by the general formula (2) to the proportion of the structure represented by the general formula (1) in the resin is 0.0002 to 0.1000 in a molar ratio, and the molar ratio of the content of the compound represented by the general formula (3) to the content of the structure represented by the general formula (1) in the resin in the protective layer is 0.0002 to 0.1000 in a molar ratio.
Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a support and a surface layer, in which the surface layer contains a copolymer of a composition which contains at least a compound represented by the following general formula (1) and a compound represented by the following general formula (2), a content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) in the composition is 25 mass % or more and 70 mass % or less with respect to a total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2), and the total content of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and the compound represented by the general formula (2) is 55 mass % or more with respect to a total mass of the composition.
Abstract: An object is to provide a technology capable of realizing miniaturizing of a measurement unit in a distance measuring device. The distance measuring device including a light emitting unit that outputs measurement light, a polarization state control unit that controls polarization of the measurement light output from the light emitting unit, and an optical path switching element that selectively emits the measurement light controlled by the polarization state control unit, in which the polarization state control unit controls the polarization so as to emit the measurement light in a plurality of directions from the optical path switching element, and the optical path switching element receives reflected light with respect to an object of the measurement light emitted from the optical path switching element, the reflected light being used to measure a distance to the object.
Abstract: A distance measuring apparatus includes an optical system abnormality detection section for detecting abnormalities of an optical system of the distance measuring apparatus by comparing a relationship between a measured distance value d and a light intensity Ls with a reference value K?, K?1, KLs0d0, or KAb0.
Abstract: An information processing system using a mobile terminal device includes: a plurality of transmission devices that are distributed over a predetermined region and that transmit mutually different identification information; a receiver, provided in the mobile terminal device, that receives the identification information; an information storage memory that stores device information including, for each of the plurality of transmission devices, the identification information and position information of the transmission device; an input device, provided in the mobile terminal device, that accepts an input of event information related to a subject; an acquisition circuitry that, based on the identification information received by the receive and the position information, acquires the position information of the mobile terminal device at the point in time when the input of the event information was accepted; and an output device that outputs event history information about the subject that includes the event informa
Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that is reduced in exposure memory and is excellent in electrical characteristics and durability. The electrophotographic photosensitive member includes in this order: a support; a photosensitive layer; and a protective layer, wherein the protective layer contains a resin having a structure represented by the following general formula (1) and a structure represented by the following general formula (2).
Abstract: In a semiconductor memory device, first insulating films are arranged along a first direction and a second direction and extend in a third direction. Interconnect is disposed between the first insulating films in the first direction and extends in the third direction. Electrodes are disposed between the first insulating films in the first direction on a second direction side of the interconnect, and is arranged along the third direction. Second insulating film is disposed between the interconnect and the electrodes. Semiconductor members are arranged along the third direction between the first insulating films in the second direction and extend in the first direction. The electrode is disposed between the interconnect and the semiconductor members. Third insulating film is disposed between the electrodes and the semiconductor member and is thicker than the second insulating film.
Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a light emitting unit that outputs a measurement light, a first polarization state control unit that controls a polarization state of the measurement light output from the light emitting unit, a second polarization state control unit that controls the polarization state of the measurement light of which a polarization state is controlled by the first polarization state control unit, and an optical path switching element that selects an emission direction of the measurement light of which a polarization state is controlled by the second polarization state control unit, in which the second polarization state control unit controls the polarization state of the measurement light so that the measurement lights are emitted from the optical path switching element in a plurality of the emission directions, and the optical path switching element receives a reflected light obtained by reflecting the emitted measurement light by an object.
Abstract: A distance measuring apparatus includes a reference object distance calculation section which calculates a distance to a reference object based on a two-dimensional image in which the reference object, which includes a plurality of feature points having obvious three-dimensional coordinate correlations, is captured, and a correction amount calculation section which calculates a correction amount for correcting a distance image by comparing the calculated distance to the reference object with a distance measurement value to the reference object in the distance image.
Abstract: A load drive system for driving a load supplied with power from a power line includes a control unit which controls switching between the power line and the load and a communication unit which communicates using voltage and current of the power line. When performing the switching, the control unit controls, based on a width of a transition period of the power-line current, the transition period being attributable to the switching, timing of the switching so as to move the transition period away from a center of a period corresponding to a symbol communicated by the communication unit.
Abstract: A laser processing apparatus disclosed in the present application includes: an optical deflection unit capable of changing a deflection direction of and outgoing energy of an incoming laser pulse by changes of a frequency of and an amplitude of a driving signal to be supplied; and a control unit configured to supply driving signals with amplitudes corresponding to respective frequencies. In a laser processing apparatus configured to process a workpiece by leading outgoing laser pulse of the optical deflection unit to the workpiece and irradiating the workpiece with the laser pulse, as the amplitude corresponding to each of the frequencies, the control unit supplies an amplitude having the ratio that is close to the lowest ratio among ratios of the outgoing energy with respect to the incoming energy of the laser pulse at an amplitude having the largest outgoing energy of the optical deflection unit.
Abstract: Provided is a strain wave gear speed reducer which can improve both load torque performance and productivity, a method for manufacturing a strain wave gear speed reducer, and an actuator for link mechanism for internal combustion engine.
Abstract: A solid-state image sensor includes: a plurality of pixels, each including a photoelectric conversion unit and a charge accumulating unit that accumulates an electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit; and a connection unit that includes a plurality of linking units each of which electrically connects the charge accumulating units of two adjacent pixels among the plurality of pixels.
Abstract: A lens system is configured to form an image of an object on an imaging surface of an image sensor. A branching optical system is configured such that an image-forming light flux in the lens system is split and propagated into a plurality of optical paths having different optical path lengths and such that the principal rays of a plurality of image-forming light fluxes obtained after the splitting are incident on a predetermined region of the image sensor.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a housing, a plurality of terminals, signal terminals, a controller, signal wiring, and a memory. The housing has a first face and a second face opposite to the first face. The plurality of terminals is exposed to the first face, extends in a first direction, and is spaced apart in a second direction intersecting with the first direction. A signal terminal included in the plurality of terminals has a first end in the first direction, and a second end opposite to the first end in the first direction, the second end being closer to a contact position with a socket contact than the first end. The controller is located in the housing. The signal wiring extends from the first end in the housing and electrically connects the first end and the controller. The memory is electrically connected to the controller in the housing.
Abstract: A distance-measuring apparatus includes a precision calculation section that calculates a precision for each pixel, the precision based on a relation among the amounts of the electric charges stored at a plurality of timings that respectively delay by certain phases from a timing of the emission of the measuring light, wherein the precision is outputted from the distance-measuring apparatus.
Abstract: A distance-measuring apparatus includes an optical window incorporating a first polarizing filter that polarizes reference light and a second polarizing filter that polarizes incident light in a direction inclined at 90 degrees relative to a polarization direction of the first polarizing filter.