Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Ishikawa

Hiroaki Ishikawa 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: 11118158
    Abstract: Provided are a functional microbial material and a method for producing a fermentation product, wherein the functional microbial material and the fermentation product are environment-friendly and improve the quality of crops. The present invention relates to a microbial material and a method for producing a fermentation product wherein the microbial material and the fermentation product are obtained by fermentation of a fermentation raw material including a plant-derived raw material and an animal-derived raw material using a population of microorganisms including a plurality of species of thermophilic microorganisms, and lead to a remedy for soil and water pollution and to the inhibition of greenhouse gas generation, as well as contribute to improvements in the functionality of plants, particularly the expression of genes involved in biophylaxis and resistant to high-temperature disorder, and an increase in antioxidant components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: JAPAN ECO SCIENCE CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION CHIBA UNIVERSITY, MIROKU CO., LTD., KEIYO PLANT ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokuni Miyamoto, Hiroaki Kodama, Hisashi Miyamoto, Takumi Nishiuchi, Kazuto Ishikawa, Kazuo Ogawa, Toshiyuki Ito, Takuya Kamitai, Kenshiro Oshima, Wataru Suda, Masahira Hattori
  • Publication number: 20210228178
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry calculates, based on a region of interest set in a mammographic image, a first distance from the region of interest to a body surface on the mammographic image, and displays, in an ultrasound image, a marker indicating a position of the region of interest as viewed in a depth direction based on the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki ISHIKAWA, Satoshi MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 11010229
    Abstract: A failure diagnostic unit (144) obtains a control value for controlling an actuator (20) from each of a first processing circuit (11) and a second processing circuit (12) that are duplicated processing circuits. In a case where a first control value that has been obtained from the first processing circuit (11) does not match a second control value that has been obtained from the second processing circuit (12), the failure diagnostic unit (144) compares a state normal range with at least either the first control value or the second control value, and determines which of the first processing circuit (11) and the second processing circuit (12) an abnormality has occurred in, the state normal range being a range of a normal value of the control value that is estimated from a current operation state of a higher-order system that includes the actuator (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Omori, Hiroaki Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20210063561
    Abstract: A radar device includes processing circuitry to select multiple combinations of one or more cells consecutively arranged, out of multiple cells included in an observation region, assume that an object of observation is present in each of the selected cell combinations, and set up each of objects of observation as a target candidate, and calculate the flow rate of a cell in which each target candidate is present, by using the flow velocity of the cell in which the target candidate is present, out of the calculated flow velocities and determine whether each target candidate has a possibility of being an object of observation on the basis of the flow rate are disposed, and specify a target candidate which has been determined continuously with respect to time to have a possibility of being an object of observation, and recognize the specified target candidate as an object of observation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsutaro YAMADA, Tomoyuki KOYANAGI, Toshihiko ARIOKA, Hiroaki ISHIKAWA, Hiroshi KAMEDA
  • Publication number: 20200273168
    Abstract: The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to: acquire multiple position data associated with respective multiple two-dimensional image data of ultrasonic related to multiple cross sections; smooth the acquired multiple position data; and arrange the multiple two-dimensional image data in accordance with the smoothed multiple position data to generate volume data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minori IZUMI, Satoshi Matsunaga, Hiroaki Ishikawa, Yoshitaka Mine
  • Publication number: 20200125441
    Abstract: A failure diagnostic unit (144) obtains a control value for controlling an actuator (20) from each of a first processing circuit (11) and a second processing circuit (12) that are duplicated processing circuits. In a case where a first control value that has been obtained from the first processing circuit (11) does not match a second control value that has been obtained from the second processing circuit (12), the failure diagnostic unit (144) compares a state normal range with at least either the first control value or the second control value, and determines which of the first processing circuit (11) and the second processing circuit (12) an abnormality has occurred in, the state normal range being a range of a normal value of the control value that is estimated from a current operation state of a higher-order system that includes the actuator (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro OMORI, Hiroaki ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10471651
    Abstract: A repair system includes a 3D-object repair apparatus and a repair-data providing apparatus. The repair-data providing apparatus includes: a damaged-part determining part to determine a location of the damaged part of the object to be repaired by comparing 3D-object data of the object to be repaired obtained by the scanner and 3D-object data of an original of the object to be repaired; a mode selecting part to select a repair mode from among a first repair mode of repairing only the damaged part of the object to be repaired and a second repair mode of repairing a range broader than the damaged part of the object to be repaired, the range including the damaged part, in accordance with a condition of a damaged surface of the object to be repaired; and a repair-data generating part to generate the 3D-object repair data corresponding to the selected repair mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yagita, Yui Okada, Hiroaki Ishikawa, Jun Hyodo, Hiroyuki Esashi
  • Patent number: 10138758
    Abstract: The quatro generation system of the present invention includes: a power generation engine driven by fuel gas; an exhaust-heat boiler configured to utilize energy of exhaust gas discharged from the power generation engine to produce steam from boiler water; a boiler-water circulation device configured to supply the steam produced by the exhaust-heat boiler to a steam-energy recovery unit, and to return condensed water of the steam to the exhaust-heat boiler after the steam-energy recovery unit recovers energy of the steam; a condensation economizer configured to utilize condensation latent heat of exhaust gas discharged from the exhaust-heat boiler to heat a heat medium; and a heat-medium circulation device configured to supply the heat medium heated by the condensation economizer to a thermal-energy recovery unit, and to return the heat medium to the condensation economizer after the thermal-energy recovery unit recovers energy of the heat medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yagita, Kouji Abe, Takao Koide, Toshihide Noguchi, Tomoaki Nakai, Hiroaki Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Esashi, Jun Hyodo
  • Patent number: 10107169
    Abstract: An exhaust gas cleaning apparatus for an internal combustion engine that is mounted on a vehicle includes an exhaust passage that is connected to the internal combustion engine, a filter that collects particulate matter in exhaust gas, an NOx reducing catalyst, a dosing valve that injects urea solution into the exhaust passage, and a controller that performs a filter regeneration process in response to a request for the filter regeneration process. The filter regeneration process includes a first filter regeneration process that is performed during an idle operation of the internal combustion engine and a second filter regeneration process that is performed with the vehicle traveling. When the first filter regeneration process has been performed for a predetermined number of times without being intervened by the second filter regeneration process, the controller does not perform the first filter regeneration process even when a request for the filter regeneration process is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Masanori Hatta, Hiroaki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10065375
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system includes an additive manufacturing apparatus and a modeling-data providing apparatus. The modeling-data providing apparatus includes: a dividing unit configured to divide modeling data into n packets of transmission data; and a data transmitting unit configured to transmit the n packets of the transmission data to the additive manufacturing apparatus in series. The data transmitting unit is configured to confirm receipt, by a deletion-signal receiving unit, of a deletion signal indicating deletion of an ith packet of the n packets of the transmission data, and subsequently transmit an i+1th packet of the n packets of the transmission data to the additive manufacturing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yagita, Yui Okada, Hiroaki Ishikawa, Jun Hyodo, Hiroyuki Esashi
  • Patent number: 9970485
    Abstract: A holder support part, into which a holder main body part constituting a sensor holder is fitted, is provided to an upper position of two vertically adjacent positions of an axially inboard-side surface of a bottom plate part so as to project. A nut holding part, which holds a nut, into which is threaded a bolt for joining a sensor holder, is provided to a lower position of the two vertically adjacent positions. The holder support part and the nut holding part are apart from each other. The holder support part is configured as a notched cylinder shape having a discontinuous part at a lower part. An upper surface of the nut holding part is configured as a convex curved surface of which a part facing the discontinuous part is positioned at the uppermost part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu Takayama, Yukihisa Takayama, Hiroaki Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20180003238
    Abstract: A holder support part, into which a holder main body part constituting a sensor holder is fitted, is provided to an upper position of two vertically adjacent positions of an axially inboard-side surface of a bottom plate part so as to project. A nut holding part, which holds a nut, into which is threaded a bolt for joining a sensor holder, is provided to a lower position of the two vertically adjacent positions. The holder support part and the nut holding part are apart from each other. The holder support part is configured as a notched cylinder shape having a discontinuous part at a lower part. An upper surface of the nut holding part is configured as a convex curved surface of which a part facing the discontinuous part is positioned at the uppermost part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Akinobu TAKAYAMA, Yukihisa TAKAYAMA, Hiroaki ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170176978
    Abstract: A repair system includes a 3D-object repair apparatus and a repair-data providing apparatus. The repair-data providing apparatus includes: a damaged-part determining part to determine a location of the damaged part of the object to be repaired by comparing 3D-object data of the object to be repaired obtained by the scanner and 3D-object data of an original of the object to be repaired; a mode selecting part to select a repair mode from among a first repair mode of repairing only the damaged part of the object to be repaired and a second repair mode of repairing a range broader than the damaged part of the object to be repaired, the range including the damaged part, in accordance with a condition of a damaged surface of the object to be repaired; and a repair-data generating part to generate the 3D-object repair data corresponding to the selected repair mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YAGITA, Yui OKADA, Hiroaki ISHIKAWA, Jun HYODO, Hiroyuki ESASHI
  • Publication number: 20170144380
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system includes an additive manufacturing apparatus and a modeling-data providing apparatus. The modeling-data providing apparatus includes: a dividing unit configured to divide modeling data into n packets of transmission data; and a data transmitting unit configured to transmit the n packets of the transmission data to the additive manufacturing apparatus in series. The data transmitting unit is configured to confirm receipt, by a deletion-signal receiving unit, of a deletion signal indicating deletion of an ith packet of the n packets of the transmission data, and subsequently transmit an i+1th packet of the n packets of the transmission data to the additive manufacturing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YAGITA, Yui OKADA, Hiroaki ISHIKAWA, Jun HYODO, Hiroyuki ESASHI
  • Publication number: 20170122178
    Abstract: An exhaust gas cleaning apparatus for an internal combustion engine that is mounted on a vehicle includes an exhaust passage that is connected to the internal combustion engine, a filter that collects particulate matter in exhaust gas, an NOx reducing catalyst, a dosing valve that injects urea solution into the exhaust passage, and a controller that performs a filter regeneration process in response to a request for the filter regeneration process. The filter regeneration process includes a first filter regeneration process that is performed during an idle operation of the internal combustion engine and a second filter regeneration process that is performed with the vehicle traveling. When the first filter regeneration process has been performed for a predetermined number of times without being intervened by the second filter regeneration process, the controller does not perform the first filter regeneration process even when a request for the filter regeneration process is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Masanori HATTA, Hiroaki ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170055956
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes image processing circuitry. The image processing circuitry acquires, based on a result of ultrasound scanning performed on a subject, blood flow information including a value that indicates a blood flow at each position within the subject and tissue property information including a value that indicates tissue properties at each position within the subject. The image processing circuitry generates a first image in which a difference in value in the blood flow information is represented by at least a difference in hue and a second image in which a difference in value in the tissue property information is represented by a difference other than the difference in hue. The image processing circuitry generates a combined image by combining the first image and the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota OSUMI, Tomohisa Imamura, Kuramitsu Nishihara, Hiroki Yoshiara, Hiroaki Ishikawa, Yuko Takada
  • Patent number: 9544748
    Abstract: A tsunami monitoring system includes a transmitting antenna configured to radiate a transmission signal to detect a tsunami as a radio wave toward a sea, and a receiving antenna configured to receive reflected waves reflected by the tsunami as a receiving signal. The tsunami monitoring system includes a signal generator circuit configured to generate the transmission signal having a predetermined frequency, a signal processor portion configured to generate a beat signal of a frequency difference between the transmission signal and the receiving signal, and a wave height estimator portion configured to divide a radio wave radiation region into a plurality of regions, calculate a flow velocity of a sea surface of the tsunami for each region on the basis of the beat signal, and estimate a wave height of the tsunami from a calculated flow velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ishikawa, Takashi Kawai, Takafumi Nagano, Taizo Isono
  • Patent number: 9428264
    Abstract: Provided is a nose for a supersonic flying object, which has a natural laminar flow nose shape capable of suppressing laminar-turbulent transition and drastically reducing a frictional drag. The nose for a supersonic flying object has a low resistive body shape symmetrical about a central axis as a base shape, wherein the base shape is approximately a cone shape having a linear, simple convex curve, or simple concave curve generatrix and a deformation element having a wavy shape is added to the base shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY
    Inventors: Naoko Tokugawa, Taro Kawai, Ayako Tozuka, Yoshine Ueda, Hiroaki Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20160215656
    Abstract: The quatro generation system of the present invention includes: a power generation engine driven by fuel gas; an exhaust-heat boiler configured to utilize energy of exhaust gas discharged from the power generation engine to produce steam from boiler water; a boiler-water circulation device configured to supply the steam produced by the exhaust-heat boiler to a steam-energy recovery unit, and to return condensed water of the steam to the exhaust-heat boiler after the steam-energy recovery unit recovers energy of the steam; a condensation economizer configured to utilize condensation latent heat of exhaust gas discharged from the exhaust-heat boiler to heat a heat medium; and a heat-medium circulation device configured to supply the heat medium heated by the condensation economizer to a thermal-energy recovery unit, and to return the heat medium to the condensation economizer after the thermal-energy recovery unit recovers energy of the heat medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YAGITA, Kouji ABE, Takao KOIDE, Toshihide NOGUCHI, Tomoaki NAKAI, Hiroaki ISHIKAWA, Hiroyuki ESASHI, Jun HYODO
  • Publication number: 20160207469
    Abstract: An outer member and an inner member are coupled to each other by causing an engagement-male portion to engage with an engagement-female portion. Therefore, vibration-welding of the outer member with the inner member can be removed and thus, problems generated during vibration-welding can be avoided. Further, a front wall panel and a bottom wall panel are connected to each other via an integral hinge and a rear wall panel and the bottom wall panel are connected to each other via another integral hinge. Therefore, the inner member at a stage after having been manufactured and before being coupled with the outer member can be developed to a flat plate configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki ISHIKAWA