Hiroaki Tanaka 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: A control device is configured to control an information presentation system including at least one home appliance having a communication function and a plurality of communication devices. The control device includes: a behavior prediction unit configured to perform behavior prediction processing to predict a behavior using the at least one home appliance of a subject user on the basis of operation information and an operation history of the at least one home appliance; and a suggestion information processing unit configured to perform suggestion information processing to generate suggestion information useful for the subject user to perform the behavior predicted by the behavior prediction unit such that the suggestion information is presented to the subject user using a subject communication device.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method executed by an electronic apparatus including storage configured to store device information including first position information indicating a position of a device installed in a particular range and risk information associated with use of the device is provided. The method includes receiving second position information indicating a position of a user wearing an eyeglasses-type wearable terminal and working within the particular range, from the eyeglasses-type wearable terminal and estimating a status of the user, based at least in part on the first position information and the risk information included in the device information, and the second position information.
Abstract: Provided is a non-contact electric power feeding system including an electric power feeding device, and an electric power receiving device configured to receive electric power fed from the electric power feeding device. The electric power feeding device includes a primary-side coil, a driver, a primary-side control unit, and a primary-side communication unit. The electric power receiving device includes a secondary-side coil, a rectifier unit, a regulator, a secondary-side communication unit, and a secondary-side control unit.
Abstract: A transfer belt includes a resin base material layer and a surface layer, wherein the surface layer contains a polyamide-imide resin A, a siloxane-modified imide resin B, and a conductive material.
Abstract: To provide a sealing material sheet for a solar-cell module that has high productivity without performing crosslinking processing, and has a high tensile shear adhesion force at normal temperature at a high level in addition to heat resistance and molding characteristics. A sealing material sheet is a multi-layer sheet using a polyethylene-based resin as a base resin, a core layer 11 has a density of 0.880 g/cm3 to 0.930 g/cm3 and a melting point of 70° C. or higher, a skin layer 12 has a density of 0.880 g/cm3 to 0.900 g/cm3 and a melting point of 90° C. or lower and contains a silane-modified polyethylene-based resin, a weight average molecular weight of the silane-modified polyethylene-based resin contained in the skin layer 12 in terms of polystyrene is 70000 to 120000, and a polymerized silane amount of the skin layer 12 in the whole resin component is 300 ppm to 2000 ppm.
Abstract: A delivery vehicle management system stores a delivery plan information regarding a traveling scheduled path of each of a plurality of delivery vehicles, acquires a position information indicating a current position of each delivery vehicle, calculates an expected arrival time for each delivery vehicle to reach a cross dock based on the delivery plan information and the position information of each delivery vehicle, specifies the delivery vehicle in which a standby time occurs when each delivery vehicle is permitted to use the cross dock in an order in which the expected arrival time is earlier, and a length of the standby time of each delivery vehicle, and notifies a driver of the delivery vehicle specified by the specifying unit of a time point delayed from the expected arrival time by the length of the standby time as a time point at which use of the cross dock can be started.
Abstract: A polyimide resin film includes: a first layer that contains an imide resin, a bond composition ratio of a sum of a C—N bond and a C—O bond to bonds of all C elements that are present in a surface of the first layer being 4 atm % or more, and a second layer that is provided on the surface of the first layer.
Abstract: To provide a sealing material sheet for a solar-cell module that has high productivity, and can also suppress unevenness in thickness at the time of integration as a solar-cell module. There is provided a sealing material sheet 1 in which there are two inflection point temperatures that are temperatures only around which a change rate of the linear expansion coefficient locally increases, a first inflection point temperature at a low temperature side of two inflection point temperatures is within a range of 55° C. to 70° C., and a second inflection point at a high temperature side of the inflection point temperatures is within a range of 80° C. to 95° C.
Abstract: The health condition prediction apparatus 10 includes an estimation model learning unit 11 for learning a model indicating a relationship between lifestyle and a check value for a preset check item, using actual data regarding individuals' lifestyle and the check value as training data, a check value prediction unit 12 for acquiring actual data regarding lifestyle of a user and predicting a future check value of the user by using the acquired actual data and the model, and a display unit 13 for displaying, on a screen, the future check value predicted by the check value prediction unit 12.
Abstract: A pump includes a housing, a first vibrating body, a second vibrating body, and a peripheral wall portion that define a pump chamber, and a driving body. The housing has a first wall portion opposed to the first vibrating body and a second wall portion. The first wall portion includes a first concave portion that opens toward the first vibrating body and opposed to a central portion of the first vibrating body and a first circumferential portion adjacent to the first concave portion. A first chamber includes a first wide portion defined by the first concave portion and the first vibrating body, and a first narrow portion defined by the first circumferential portion and the first vibrating body. The first narrow portion overlaps with at least part of the first vibrating body.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an RF circuit includes a directional coupler, processing circuitry, and an adjuster. The directional coupler includes a first port for outputting at least a part of a traveling wave and a second port for outputting at least a part of a reflected wave. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate impedance of a load side that is viewed from the directional coupler, by using a voltage standing wave ratio based on respective outputs from the first port and the second port and a phase of the reflected wave based on an output from the second port. The adjuster is configured to adjust an output from at least one of the first port and the second port based on the impedance calculated by the processing circuitry.
Abstract: A tubular metal body includes a tubular part having an opening at one end in an axis direction; and a bottom part disposed at another end of the tubular part in the axis direction. The ratio (Rz1/Rz2) of a surface roughness Rz1 of an outer peripheral surface of the bottom part to a surface roughness Rz2 of an outer peripheral surface of a center portion of the tubular part in the axis direction is in a range of 2 or more and 4000 or less. A Vickers hardness HV1 of the outer peripheral surface of the bottom part is 5 HV or more and 27 HV or less smaller than a Vickers hardness HV2 of the outer peripheral surface of the center portion of the tubular part in the axis direction.
Abstract: An operation management system manages the operation of a transport vehicle that transports a freight W from a first cross dock to a second cross dock. The operation management system includes a freight information acquisition unit that acquires freight information including a delivery destination of the freight for each freight, a number determination unit that determines the required number of transport vehicles for transporting the freight from the first cross dock to the second cross dock based on the freight information acquired by the freight information acquisition unit, and an output unit that outputs information regarding the required number determined by the number determination unit.
Abstract: A working fluid for heat cycle, wherein the global warming potential is less than 300; the product of the relative coefficient of performance and the relative refrigerating capacity is at least 0.820 relative to R410A in a standard refrigerating cycle under conditions of an evaporation temperature of 0° C., a condensing temperature of 40° C., a supercoiling degree of 5° C. and a degree of superheat of 5° C.; the relative compressor discharge gas pressure is at most 1.100; the lower limit of the combustion range by method A in High Pressure Gas Safety Act is at least 5 vol %; and the pressure will not exceed 2.00 MPaG in a combustion test by method A in High Pressure Gas Safety act under 0.98 MPaG at 250° C.
Abstract: An endoscope includes a standing base in a tip portion body, an operation wire of which a tip side is connected to the standing base, and a stretchable coating member that covers the operation wire along an extending direction of the operation wire and so as to allow the operation wire to be relatively movable over the entire region from a connection portion between the standing base and the operation wire to an operation wire-guide passage. A tip of the coating member and the standing base are liquid-tightly fixed to each other, and a base end of the coating member and the operation wire-guide passage are liquid-tightly fixed to each other, and the coating member is disposed at a position where a moving path of the coating member and a moving path of a treatment tool led from a treatment tool-guide passage do not interfere with each other.
Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
Abstract: An optical scanner includes a light source; a light deflector configured to deflect light emitted from the light source to scan in a main scanning direction and a sub-scanning direction perpendicular to the main scanning direction; a photosensor having a detection field, configured to detect the light scanning the detection field; and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to control the light source to emit light to scan an irradiation area; and shift the irradiation area between a first position overlapping with the detection field and a second position other than the first position in the sub-scanning direction.
Abstract: A plurality of feature values are extracted from input data as document data, distributed representations of words that correspond to the respective extracted plurality of feature values is obtained, and the extracted plurality of feature values are aggregated into a plurality of classifications based on the obtained distributed representation.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system includes a wearable device configured to be attached to a display configured to display a display image. The wearable device features an optical component set featuring a lens, a first user operable member configured to set an adjustment value relating to a projection angle of the visual image, and a second user operable member configured to set an adjustment value relating to at least one of a color tone or a brightness of the visual image. A position of the visual image is changed by adjusting the projection angle of the visual image using the first user operable member so that the visual image is displayed at a position based on at least one of a shape or a size of the head of the user. The color tone or the brightness of the visual image is changed using the second user operable member.
Abstract: A distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object, a robot, a three-dimensional measuring device, a surveillance camera, and a distance-measuring method. The distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object includes a light source to emit light, an imaging element to receive and photoelectrically convert the light into a plurality of electrical signals, and to obtain the electrical signals upon being sorted into a plurality of phase signals, and a computing unit to calculate distance to the object based on the phase signals. In the distance-measuring apparatus, a period of time during which the imaging element obtains the phase signals is different from a light emitting period of the light source in length. The distance-measuring method includes determining whether or not aliasing is present based on a light emitting period of the light source, a period of time during which the plurality of phase signals are obtained, and a result of the calculating.