Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Kubo

Hiroaki Kubo 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: 20200369371
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of imaging pixels configured to generate an image, and a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured to perform phase difference detection are arranged, each of the plurality of phase difference detection pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a plurality of floating diffusions configured to convert charges stored in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units into voltage, and a plurality of amplification transistors configured to amplify the converted voltage in the plurality of floating diffusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ishiwata, Hideo Kido, Norihiro Kubo, Tetsuya Uchida
  • Publication number: 20200339245
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of imaging pixels configured to generate an image, and a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured to perform phase difference detection are arranged, each of the plurality of phase difference detection pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a plurality of floating diffusions configured to convert charges stored in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units into voltage, and a plurality of amplification transistors configured to amplify the converted voltage in the plurality of floating diffusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ishiwata, Hideo Kido, Norihiro Kubo, Tetsuya Uchida
  • Publication number: 20200336620
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a processor that performs: compressing target data for printing; decompressing the compressed target data; and when the resolution of the uncompressed target data is higher than the resolution of low-resolution data included in the compressed target data, generating sample data by decompressing only the low-resolution data, the sample data to be used for a process of detecting data of a particular image from the target data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki KUBO
  • Patent number: 10802771
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: detects a defect that occurs when an image processor performs an image process on process data; produces verification data when the defect is detected during the image process, wherein the verification data is formed in a case that at least one portion of the process data, to be processed by the image processor, is changed and causes a same defect that occurs during the image process on the process data; and externally outputs the verification data instead of the process data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideaki Soejima, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yasutaka Ito, Yoshiaki Shibuta
  • Publication number: 20200243196
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to estimate response information with which it is possible to quickly relieve problems caused by agitation, the state of the patient, etc. A biological information processing system comprises: a determination unit that, on the basis of the features of biological information of a subject patient to be entered, determines discrimination information indicating whether the condition of the patient has changed in comparison with a normal state, and an estimation unit that estimates countermeasure information oriented for the patient on the basis of the discrimination information and countermeasure prediction parameters learned in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji OHNO, Masahiro KUBO, Hiroaki FUKUNISHI, Masahiro HAYASHITANI, Yuan LUO, Yutaka UNO, Shigemi KITAHARA
  • Publication number: 20200177754
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a hardware processor that acquires scan data obtained by reading from printed matter outputted by an image forming apparatus; an acquisitor that acquires print data used for image formation of the printed matter from the image forming apparatus; a first determiner that compares the scan data and the print data and detects whether or not the scan data and the print data match; a second determiner that determines whether or not a predetermined reference image is included in the scan data when a determination result by the first determiner is negative; and a first discarder that causes the scan data to be discarded when a determination result by the second determiner is positive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroaki KUBO
  • Publication number: 20200177763
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image reading apparatus that may include a scan data acquirer that acquires scan data obtained by reading from printed matter output by an image forming apparatus, a magnification acquirer that acquires a magnification used when the printed matter is imaged, a reverse scaling part that generates reverse-scaled data obtained by scaling the scan data at a reverse magnification that is the reciprocal of the magnification acquired by the magnification acquirer, and a determiner that determines whether a predetermined reference image is included in the reverse-scaled data by comparing with the predetermined reference image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki KUBO
  • Publication number: 20200177753
    Abstract: An image log management apparatus manages image data indicating an execution result of an image processing job on an image processing apparatus, as an image log, and includes: a hardware processor that: performs detection of whether a predetermined reference image is included in the image data related to the image processing job; and restricts storage of an entire image or a partial image as an image log, out of images represented by the image data, in a case where the reference image is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kubo
  • Publication number: 20200166369
    Abstract: A control device as a driving support device includes a processor configured such that the processor receives respective voice output instructions from an automatic driving device and a car navigation device provided in a vehicle, and when respective timings to output voice from the automatic driving device and from the car navigation device overlap with each other, the processor performs a control to display a content corresponding to a content of the voice output from the automatic driving device for a longer time than a time to display the content of the voice in a case where the timings do not overlap with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira IIJIMA, Hiroaki SAKAKIBARA, Yohei KUBO
  • Patent number: 10659708
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of imaging pixels configured to generate an image, and a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured to perform phase difference detection are arranged, each of the plurality of phase difference detection pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a plurality of floating diffusions configured to convert charges stored in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units into voltage, and a plurality of amplification transistors configured to amplify the converted voltage in the plurality of floating diffusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ishiwata, Hideo Kido, Norihiro Kubo, Tetsuya Uchida
  • Patent number: 10649367
    Abstract: A powder supply device includes a powder conveyance path and a pair of electrodes to supply powder from a powder container. The powder conveyance path is configured to transport the powder in the powder container. The pair of electrodes is disposed at least in part in or on the powder conveyance path. The powder supply device is configured to detect an amount of powder in the powder conveyance path based on change of capacitance between the pair of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Matsumoto, Tatsuya Kubo, Shuntaroh Tamaki, Hiroaki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10650291
    Abstract: A simulation device includes: a simulator simulating an information processing device; a virtual execution controller executing a job identical to a job executed by the information processing device, while a parameter different from a parameter set in the information processing device, is set in a virtual device in which the simulator simulates the information processing device, by controlling the simulator, when the information processing device is out of a preset admissibility condition; a parameter determinator determining the parameter set in the virtual device, as a change parameter, when the virtual device while the virtual device executes the job, satisfies the admissibility condition; and a setter controlling the information processing device such that the determined change parameter is set in the information processing device, when an environment of the information processing device becomes identical to an environment when the information processing device is out of the admissibility condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ito, Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo, Tomoaki Nakajima, Yoshiaki Shibuta, Hideaki Soejima
  • Publication number: 20200144856
    Abstract: A monitoring control system includes: at least one transmission monitoring control subsystem; and at least one distribution monitoring control subsystem. The transmission monitoring control subsystem and the distribution monitoring control subsystem respectively include an operation procedure creation unit that creates an operation procedure that defines a procedure of an operation for a facility installed in an electric power system, and an operation unit that, in a case an on-site operation that cannot be remotely performed on the facility is included in the operation procedure, transmits, to an on-site terminal associated with the on-site operation, a start confirmation instruction to confirm whether or not the on-site operation can be started and the operation procedure for the on-site operation. The monitoring control system performs monitoring control of the power transmission system and the power distribution system based on the operation procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUJIURA, Masami ONISHI, Hirofumi FUJII, Hiroaki SATO, Koichi TAKEUCHI, Junya YAMAMOTO, Takashi EGUCHI, Tomohiro KUBO, Masanori ENDO, Kenji KITAMI, Takaaki HOSAKA, Jun INOUE
  • Patent number: 10607103
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a hardware processor that: generates image data in a raster form on the basis of PDL data described in a page description language; stores the image data generated by the hardware processor; and outputs a predetermined signal in a case where an image of the image data stored in the hardware processor is determined as an image including a predetermined pattern, wherein the hardware processor executes pattern recognition with respect to a region, which includes printing data, in the image of the image data, and does not execute the pattern recognition with respect to a region, which does not include printing data, in the image of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kubo
  • Patent number: 10607327
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first memory used for first rearrangement processing on a group of pixels in an input image, and a second memory used for second rearrangement processing on a group of pixels in an image obtained by the first rearrangement processing, and performs correction processing that includes the first rearrangement processing and the second rearrangement processing on the input image. One of the first and second memories is capable of higher-speed random access than the other memory and has a smaller memory capacity than the other memory. One of the first rearrangement processing and the second rearrangement processing is processing for rearranging a group of pixels in each of a plurality of block images generated from the input image, and the other rearrangement processing is processing for rearranging pixel rows among the block images. The one rearrangement processing involves random access to the one memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hisashi Uchida, Hiroaki Kubo
  • Publication number: 20200044941
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a monitoring control device, an image information providing device, and a client control device. The monitoring control device monitors infrastructure facilities and transmits statuses of the infrastructure facilities acquired on the basis of information input from a sensor to the image information providing device. The image information providing device generates original image information on the basis of the infrastructure facility statuses received from the monitoring control device. The client control device is connected to a display device and an operation device, receives information for designating a partial area of an entire image capable of being generated from the original image information from the operation device, transmits the received information to the image information providing device, and displays an image based on information received from the image information providing device on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicants: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUJIURA, Masaru KAWAKAMI, Hiroyuki YABE, Yuji FUJIMOTO, Shinobu KAWASHIMA, Koichi TAKEUCHI, Junya YAMAMOTO, Takashi EGUCHI, Tomohiro KUBO, Masanori ENDO, Kenji KITAMI, Takaaki HOSAKA, Jun INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200033751
    Abstract: A powder supply device includes a powder conveyance path and a pair of electrodes to supply powder from a powder container. The powder conveyance path is configured to transport the powder in the powder container. The pair of electrodes is disposed at least in part in or on the powder conveyance path. The powder supply device is configured to detect an amount of powder in the powder conveyance path based on change of capacitance between the pair of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Junichi MATSUMOTO, Tatsuya Kubo, Shuntaroh Tamaki, Hiroaki Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20200033752
    Abstract: A powder amount detector is configured to detect an amount of powder in a powder container. The powder amount detector includes a pair of electrodes configured to detect capacitance between the pair of electrodes to detect the amount of powder. The pair of electrodes is flat plate electrodes disposed outside and across the powder container in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kubo, Junichi Matsumoto, Hiroaki Okamoto, Shuntaroh Tamaki, Masashi Hommi, Daisuke Hirano
  • Patent number: 10542178
    Abstract: A virtual execution device includes a hardware processor, the hardware processor forming a virtual device by simulating an image forming apparatus in operation, in the case where a predetermined allowing condition is unsatisfied by an operation state of the image forming apparatus, acquiring a plurality of respective jobs that have been externally received by the image forming apparatus before the allowing condition becomes unsatisfied by the operation state of the image forming apparatus as reference jobs, selecting one or more reference jobs as exclusion jobs from among the plurality of acquired reference jobs, causing the virtual device to process subject jobs that are not the one or more selected exclusion jobs among the plurality of acquired reference jobs, and in the case where the allowing condition is satisfied by an operation state of the virtual device, specifying the exclusion jobs as cause jobs that have caused errors in the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hisashi Uchida, Hirokazu Kubota, Toshimichi Iwai, Yuji Tanaka, Hiroaki Kubo, Hironori Harada
  • Patent number: 10509543
    Abstract: The present invention is a control method for displaying a list in which a plurality of elements is sorted in accordance with a predetermined rule and includes a determination step of determining one or a plurality of first elements that are part of the plurality of elements and which are targets whose display position is to be changed based on a position specified in the predetermined display area by an operation of a user and a position into which the addition element is inserted in the list and a display control step of displaying the list in the predetermined display area, in which the addition element is added, a display position or display positions of the one or the plurality of first elements determined at the determination step are changed, and display positions of a plurality of second elements different from the one or the plurality of first elements within the plurality of elements are not changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kubo