Patents by Inventor Hideto Motomura

Hideto Motomura 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).

  • Publication number: 20220235009
    Abstract: Provision of a stabilized crystal of 6-(3-chloro-2-fluorobenzyl)-1-[(S)-1-hydroxymethyl-2-methylpropyl]-7-methoxy-4-oxo-1,4-dihydroquinoline-3-carboxylic acid (compound A). A crystal of compound A, which shows a particular X-ray powder diffraction pattern of a characteristic diffraction peaks at diffraction angles 2?(°) as measured by X-ray powder diffractometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Motohide SATOH, Takahisa MOTOMURA, Takashi MATSUDA, Kentaro KONDO, Koji ANDO, Koji MATSUDA, Shuji MIYAKE, Hideto UEHARA
  • Patent number: 11379968
    Abstract: An inspection system includes an acquisition unit and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires an image representing a surface of an object. The determination unit performs color determination processing. The color determination processing is performed to determine a color of the surface of the object based on a plurality of conditions of reflection. The plurality of conditions of reflection are obtained from the image representing the surface of the object as acquired by the acquisition unit, and have a specular reflection component and a diffuse reflection component at respectively different ratios on the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanobu Ojima, Jeffry Fernando, Hideto Motomura
  • Publication number: 20210166370
    Abstract: An inspection system includes an acquisition unit and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires an image representing a surface of an object. The determination unit performs color determination processing. The color determination processing is performed to determine a color of the surface of the object based on a plurality of conditions of reflection. The plurality of conditions of reflection are obtained from the image representing the surface of the object as acquired by the acquisition unit, and have a specular reflection component and a diffuse reflection component at respectively different ratios on the surface of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Takanobu OJIMA, Jeffry FERNANDO, Hideto MOTOMURA
  • Patent number: 11017318
    Abstract: An information processing system receives first travel histories from vehicles that belong to vehicle type A, learns based on the first travel histories to build a first driver model that represents relation between travel situations and behaviors of the vehicles that belong to a first vehicle type, receives second travel histories from vehicles that belong to vehicle type X that is different from vehicle type A, and performs transfer learning in which the second travel histories are used for the first driver model to build a second driver model that represents relation between travel situations and behaviors of the vehicles that belong to vehicle type X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanaga Tsuji, Hideto Motomura, Sahim Kourkouss, Jeffry Fernando, Koichi Emura, Eriko Ohdachi
  • Patent number: 10837896
    Abstract: An electronic prepared slide includes: an image sensor that has a light receiving surface and receives, on the light receiving surface, light that has passed through a specimen disposed above the light receiving surface; and a removable nonvolatile transparent film that is disposed on the light receiving surface and seals the light receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Okino, Shota Yamada, Yutaka Hirose, Yoshihisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Manabu Kamoshida, Hideto Motomura, Yoshihide Sawada
  • Patent number: 10796507
    Abstract: An image display system includes a first processor, a second processor, and a comparator. The first processor acquires a behavior estimation result of a vehicle, and generates future position information after a predetermined time passes of the vehicle based on the behavior estimation result. The second processor acquires present information about the vehicle, and generates present position information on the vehicle and a peripheral object based on the acquired information. The comparator compares the future position information on the vehicle and the present position information on the vehicle and the peripheral object, and generates present image data indicating present positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object and future image data indicating future positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object. Further, the comparator allows a notification device to display a present image based on the present image data and a future image based on the future image data together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Sahim Kourkouss, Hisaji Murata, Koichi Emura, Eriko Ohdachi, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10759446
    Abstract: An information processing system that appropriately estimates a driving conduct includes: a detector that detects a vehicle environment state, which is at least one of surroundings of a vehicle and a driving state of the vehicle; a behavior learning unit configured to cause a neural network to learn a relationship between the vehicle environment state detected by the detector and a behavior of the vehicle implemented after the vehicle environment state; and a behavior estimation unit configured to estimate a behavior of the vehicle by inputting, into the neural network that learned, the vehicle environment state detected at a current point in time by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Mohamed Sahim Kourkouss, Yoshihide Sawada, Toshiya Mori, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20200210889
    Abstract: An information processing system receives first travel histories from vehicles that belong to vehicle type A, learns based on the first travel histories to build a first driver model that represents relation between travel situations and behaviors of the vehicles that belong to a first vehicle type, receives second travel histories from vehicles that belong to vehicle type X that is different from vehicle type A, and performs transfer learning in which the second travel histories are used for the first driver model to build a second driver model that represents relation between travel situations and behaviors of the vehicles that belong to vehicle type X.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: MASANAGA TSUJI, HIDETO MOTOMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS, JEFFRY FERNANDO, KOICHI EMURA, ERIKO OHDACHI
  • Patent number: 10583841
    Abstract: A driving support device as an example of a data processor executes processing for estimating a driving behavior of a vehicle by using a driving behavior model trained based on detection results by a sensor. A detected-information input unit acquires detected information including the detection results. From the detection results included in the detected information input to the detected-information input unit, a selection unit selects a detection result that falls within predetermined selection range narrower than a range detectable by the sensor. A processing unit executes the processing, based on the detection result selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Emura, Hideto Motomura, Sahim Kourkouss, Masanaga Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20190347879
    Abstract: An image display system includes a first processor, a second processor, and a comparator. The first processor acquires a behavior estimation result of a vehicle, and generates future position information after a predetermined time passes of the vehicle based on the behavior estimation result. The second processor acquires present information about the vehicle, and generates present position information on the vehicle and a peripheral object based on the acquired information. The comparator compares the future position information on the vehicle and the present position information on the vehicle and the peripheral object, and generates present image data indicating present positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object and future image data indicating future positions of the vehicle and the peripheral object. Further, the comparator allows a notification device to display a present image based on the present image data and a future image based on the future image data together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: HIDETO MOTOMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS, HISAJI MURATA, KOICHI EMURA, ERIKO OHDACHI, MASANAGA TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20190344798
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a safe behavior determiner, clustering range controller, and safety determiner. The safe behavior determiner classifies parameter values indicating a travel state of a vehicle into multiple ranges based on travel safety. The safe behavior determiner also determines a safe behavior for the vehicle by which the travel state of the vehicle is adjusted such that the parameter values fall under a safety range with high travel safety. The clustering range controller changes a position of a boundary between the ranges according to an external environment of the vehicle. The safety determiner acquires a behavior estimation result of the vehicle and the safe behavior determined by the safe behavior determiner, and determines behavior control of the vehicle on the basis of at least the acquired behavior estimation result or safe behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: HIDETO MOTOMURA, HISAJI MURATA, ERIKO OHDACHI, MASANAGA TSUJI, KOICHI EMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS
  • Publication number: 20190344804
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an incorrectness risk determiner, a safe behavior determiner, and a safety determiner. The incorrectness risk determiner makes a determination on whether or not a behavior estimation result of a vehicle carries an incorrectness risk. The safe behavior determiner classifies parameter values each indicating a travel state of the vehicle into multiple ranges based on travel safety. The safe behavior determiner also determines a safe behavior for the vehicle. By the safe behavior, the travel state of the vehicle is adjusted such that the above parameter values fall under a range with high travel safety. The safety determiner determines a behavior control of the vehicle. When the safety determiner acquires a determination including the incorrectness risk from the incorrectness risk determiner, the safety determiner selects the safe behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: HIDETO MOTOMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS, HISAJI MURATA
  • Publication number: 20190193751
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted interface device includes a receiver and a determiner. The receiver receives an input from a driver who drives a vehicle. On the basis of the input received by the receiver, the determiner determines whether or not the driver is familiar with a route along which the driver is to drive or is driving the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: JEFFRY FERNANDO, HIDETO MOTOMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS, KOICHI EMURA, ERIKO OHDACHI
  • Patent number: 10284797
    Abstract: An image generating system according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes an image obtaining device, an image generating circuit, and an image processing circuit. The image obtaining device includes an illuminating system that irradiates an object included in a module in which the object and an imaging element are integrated together, with light sequentially from a plurality of different radiation directions. The image obtaining device obtains a plurality of images corresponding to the plurality of different radiation directions. The image generating circuit generates a high-resolution image of the object having a higher resolution than each of the plurality of images by combining the plurality of images together. The image processing circuit detects noise resulting from a foreign object located farther from an imaging surface of the imaging element than the object and removes the noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Adachi, Yoshikuni Sato, Hideto Motomura
  • Patent number: 10241315
    Abstract: An image acquisition device according to the present disclosure includes a lighting system and an irradiation direction decision section. In a module, a subject and an imaging element are integrally formed. The lighting system sequentially irradiates the subject with illumination light in a plurality of different irradiation directions based on the subject such that the illumination light transmitted through the subject is incident on the imaging element. The module acquires a plurality of images according to the plurality of different irradiation directions. Before the plurality of images are acquired according to the plurality of different irradiation directions, the irradiation direction decision section decides the plurality of different irradiation directions based on a difference between a first preliminary image and a second preliminary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi Sato, Yoshihide Sawada, Yasuhiko Adachi, Hideto Motomura
  • Publication number: 20190071101
    Abstract: An automation level determination section selects one of automation levels defined at a plurality of stages based on a deviation degree of reliability, the deviation degree corresponding to each of a plurality of kinds of driving behaviors that are estimation results obtained using a driving behavior model. A generator generates presentation information by applying the plurality of kinds of driving behaviors to an output template corresponding to one selected automation level in output templates corresponding to the automation levels defined at the plurality of stages respectively. An output unit outputs the presentation information that is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: KOICHI EMURA, HIDETO MOTOMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS, YOSHIHIDE SAWADA, MASANAGA TSUJI, TOSHIYA MORI
  • Publication number: 20190049710
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an imager that is electrically connected to an image sensor disposed at a position where light that has passed through a sample slice is incident on the image sensor, and an illumination system that emits illumination light successively in different illumination directions relative to a sample slice to illuminate the sample slice with the illumination light and that emits a first light having a peak in a first wavelength range and a second light having a peak in a second wavelength range. The image forming apparatus obtains a plurality of first-color images with the image sensor while the sample slice is being illuminated with the first light serving as the illumination light successively in the different illumination directions. The image forming apparatus obtains at least one second-color image with the image sensor while the sample slice is being illuminated with the second light in at least one of the different illumination directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Hideto MOTOMURA, Yasuhiko ADACHI, Yoshihisa KATO
  • Patent number: 10133047
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an imager that is electrically connected to an image sensor disposed at a position where light that has passed through a sample slice is incident on the image sensor, and an illumination system that emits illumination light successively in different illumination directions relative to a sample slice to illuminate the sample slice with the illumination light and that emits a first light having a peak in a first wavelength range and a second light having a peak in a second wavelength range. The image forming apparatus obtains a plurality of first-color images with the image sensor while the sample slice is being illuminated with the first light serving as the illumination light successively in the different illumination directions. The image forming apparatus obtains at least one second-color image with the image sensor while the sample slice is being illuminated with the second light in at least one of the different illumination directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Motomura, Yasuhiko Adachi, Yoshihisa Kato
  • Publication number: 20180281813
    Abstract: A driving support device as an example of a data processor executes processing for estimating a driving behavior of a vehicle by using a driving behavior model trained based on detection results by a sensor. A detected-information input unit acquires detected information including the detection results. From the detection results included in the detected information input to the detected-information input unit, a selection unit selects a detection result that falls within predetermined selection range narrower than a range detectable by the sensor. A processing unit executes the processing, based on the detection result selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: KOICHI EMURA, HIDETO MOTOMURA, SAHIM KOURKOUSS, MASANAGA TSUJI
  • Patent number: 10048485
    Abstract: An image output device according to the present disclosure includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image with a first resolution; a high-resolution image acquisition unit that acquires an image with a second resolution, being an image of higher resolution than the image with the first resolution; an enlargement input unit that accepts input of an enlargement ratio; a determination unit that determines whether or not an evaluation score determined based on the accepted enlargement ratio is higher than a certain value; and a transmission unit that transmits the image with the second resolution if the evaluation score is determined to be higher than the certain value, and does not transmit the image with the second resolution if the evaluation score is determined not to be higher than the certain value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taichi Sato, Hideto Motomura, Yoshihide Sawada