Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Yamaguchi

Hiroaki Yamaguchi 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: 10408864
    Abstract: A voltage measuring apparatus that individually measures voltages of n-pieces (2?n) of power storage elements B(1) to B(n) connected in series includes: first to n-th voltage detecting units that respectively individually measure voltages of the power storage elements; a switching circuit that switches a connection state between the power storage elements and the first to n-th voltage detecting units; a SW control unit that drives the switching circuit; and an operation processing unit. The power storage elements are arranged in order so that potential becomes higher as n increases. The switching circuit includes a capacitor connected in parallel to the power storage element B(1). In the switching circuit, the negative terminals of the power storage elements are connected to a first terminal of the capacitor via respective corresponding first switches. The positive terminals of the power storage elements are connected to a second terminal of the capacitor via respective corresponding second switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Youhei Yamaguchi, Tomomi Kataoka, Keiichi Kawano, Takahiro Matsuura, Hiroaki Takechi
  • Patent number: 10401986
    Abstract: A pointer includes: a pointer tip having a tip configured to point a position; a transmitter configured to emit a signal from the pointer tip; and a main body connected to the pointer tip. The main body includes: an exterior housing forming an exterior; a detector configured to detect displacement of the exterior housing and output a detection signal; and a controller configured to change an operation state of the pointer in accordance with the detection signal. The detector includes: a detection device provided on an inner surface of the exterior housing and configured to detect the displacement; and a signal outputter configured to output the detection signal in the case where the detection device detects the displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daigo Yamano, Shingo Wakimoto, Takashi Kihara, Masamichi Ando, Hiroaki Kitada, Jun Endo, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10397334
    Abstract: A management server communicable with portable information devices includes: a group generating portion that generates a group to which two or more portable information devices belong; an identification information receiving portion that receives the identification information from a transmission source device, which receives from any one of fixed terminals each located geographically at a fixed position, identification information corresponding to related information assigned to the fixed terminal; a group determining portion that, in response to receipt of the identification information from the transmission source device, determines a group to which the transmission source device belongs; and a linked transmitting portion that transmits the identification information received from the transmission source device, in order to allow each of one or more portable information devices which belong to the group determined, to display the related information corresponding to the identification information received
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazusei Takahashi, Hirokazu Kubota, Masaya Hashimoto, Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Kubo, Toshimichi Iwai, Atsushi Tamura
  • Patent number: 10397414
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that has an electronic mail function and is capable of operating in cooperation with a portable terminal includes: a communication unit configured to perform a communication with the portable terminal; a terminal control unit configured to transmit a command of activating an address book application to the portable terminal, and to acquire a transmission destination address and a user address from the portable terminal; a mail creating unit configured to create an electronic mail in which the transmission destination address is set to a transmission destination of the electronic mail, and the user address to a transmission source of the electronic mail; an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an image to be transmitted with the electronic mail; and a mail transmitting unit configured to attach the image acquired by the image acquiring unit to the electronic mail, and to transmit the electronic mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehisa Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Kubota, Toshimichi Iwai, Masaya Hashimoto, Kazusei Takahashi, Hiroaki Kubo, Atsushi Tamura
  • Publication number: 20190255576
    Abstract: There is provided a technique that cleans a member in a process container by performing a cycle a predetermined number of times, the cycle including: (a) separately supplying a cleaning gas and an additive gas that reacts with the cleaning gas, respectively, from any two supply parts among at least three supply parts into the process container after processing a substrate; and (b) separately supplying the cleaning gas and the additive gas, respectively, from any two supply parts among the at least three supply parts into the process container, wherein at least one selected from the group of the cleaning gas and the additive gas is supplied from different supply parts in (a) and (b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koei KURIBAYASHI, Kenji KAMEDA, Tsukasa KAMAKURA, Takeo HANASHIMA, Hiroaki HIRAMATSU, Shinya EBATA, Hiroto YAMAGISHI, Sadao HISAKADO, Takafumi SASAKI, Takatomo YAMAGUCHI, Shuhei SAIDO
  • Patent number: 10382775
    Abstract: High-quality video is provided using a small amount of coded bits. The moving picture decoding method performs inter-frame prediction processing. With the aforementioned inter-frame prediction processing, blocks with similar motion vectors from among the motion vectors in multiple blocks that have already been decoded are combined and a combined area is computed. A predicted vector for a target block to be decoded is computed using the motion vector of the aforementioned combined area, and a motion vector for the aforementioned target block is computed based on the aforementioned predicted vector and a difference vector which is included in a coded stream that is input. A predicted image is generated using the aforementioned motion vector, and a difference image which is included in the aforementioned coded stream and the aforementioned predicted image are added to generate a decoded image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Muneaki Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Ito, Takehiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10378973
    Abstract: A device for detecting a holding state of an object. The device includes a housing for the object that has a shape that can be held by an operator and a piezoelectric sensor attached to the housing. Moreover, a detecting unit can detects a holding state of the housing by using a fluctuation amount of an output voltage of the piezoelectric sensor. The housing has a shape having a hollow space and the piezoelectric sensor has a flat film shape and is disposed in contact with an inner wall surface of the housing. The piezoelectric film produces charges when stretched and contracted in response to a displacement of the housing that are outputted as a voltage to the detecting unit. When detecting that the output voltage significantly fluctuates, the detecting unit identifies that the object is being held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kihara, Masamichi Ando, Hiroaki Kitada, Jun Endo, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10379368
    Abstract: A rotary dial assembly includes a rotary dial configured to selectively display a plurality of graphical images and a polarized film assembly disposed in the rotary dial and configured to control the selective displaying of the plurality of graphical images on the rotary dial. When the rotary dial is rotated the polarized film assembly is illuminated such that at least one of the plurality of graphical images is displayed on the rotary dial assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, TRAM, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Shuri Arakawa, Yuichi Inami
  • Publication number: 20190180447
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a technology which adaptively switches video analysis methods according to a congestion situation within a video, and which carries out a suitable video analysis by a limited computational volume. Provided is an image processing device 100, wherein a congestion estimation unit 102 estimates a congestion situation within a video which is acquired from an image input unit 101. A control unit 103 switches methods for video analysis according to the congestion situation. In a situation of low congestion, an image analysis unit for use in normal situations 105 carries out the video analysis by a basic method. In a situation of high congestion, an image analysis unit for use in congested situations 106 carries out a high-precision video analysis, such as an analysis which spans a plurality of frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichiro KOMIYA, Muneaki YAMAGUCHI, Hiroaki NAKAKITA, Kazunari IWANAGA, Junichi TOGASHI, Yohei AKIMOTO, Masaya OKADA, Atsushi SASSA, Wataru ITO
  • Patent number: 10217884
    Abstract: A CIS solar cell having flexibility and high conversion efficiency may be produced, using, as a substrate, a polyimide film which is prepared from an aromatic tetracarboxylic acid component comprising 3,3?,4,4?-biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride as the main component and an aromatic diamine component comprising p-phenylenediamine as the main component, and has a maximum dimensional change in the temperature-increasing step of from 25° C. to 500° C. within a range of from +0.6% to +0.9%, excluding +0.6%, based on the dimension at 25° C. before heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Takao Miyamoto, Nobu Iizumi, Ken Kawagishi
  • Patent number: 10129482
    Abstract: A display controller includes circuitry configured to cause a display device to display self-portrait photographing information in response to receiving an indication that the display device and an imaging unit are in a predetermined positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Yoshiro Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20180260213
    Abstract: A management system and management method for facilitating resetting of necessary properties along with a version upgrade of a component are proposed. The management system and management method are designed to: update a version of a target component associated with a designated service template or its duplicate in response to a version upgrade request which designates a service template; estimate possible configurations as a post-reset configuration caused by the version upgrade of the target component with respect to each property group including properties associated with the version-upgraded target component, from among property groups of the designated service template or its duplicate; search for a property group having any of the estimated configurations from among property groups of a service template other than the designated service template or its duplicate; and display setting content of the property group detected by the search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAGUCHI, Yuma TANAHASHI, Masashi NAKAOKA
  • Publication number: 20180120578
    Abstract: A rotary dial assembly includes a rotary dial configured to selectively display a plurality of graphical images and a polarized film assembly disposed in the rotary dial and configured to control the selective displaying of the plurality of graphical images on the rotary dial. When the rotary dial is rotated the polarized film assembly is illuminated such that at least one of the plurality of graphical images is displayed on the rotary dial assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicants: TRAM, INC., KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAGUCHI, Shuri ARAKAWA, Yuichi INAMI
  • Publication number: 20180119922
    Abstract: A display device is provided and may include a polarized film assembly disposed in the display device and configured to control a selective displaying of a first graphical image and a second graphical image on the display device. When the display device is actuated, the polarized film assembly may be illuminated such that the first graphical image and the second graphical image are repeatedly and alternately displayed on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicants: TRAM, INC., KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAGUCHI, Shuri ARAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180109735
    Abstract: A display controller includes circuitry configured to cause a display device to display self-portrait photographing information in response to receiving an indication that the display device and an imaging unit are in a predetermined positional relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiro FURUKAWA
  • Patent number: 9881752
    Abstract: A rotary-type switch for controlling vehicle lighting is provided. The rotary-type switch may include a housing portion that includes multiple positions that respectively correspond to multiple operation modes and a rotary dial being configured to rotate relative to the housing portion to select an operation mode of the rotary-type switch based on a position identified by a selection indicator. A controller is configured to control and operation mode of the rotary-type switch based on a vehicular power state and when the vehicular power state is OFF, regardless of the position of the selection indicator corresponding to the selected operation mode on either the housing portion or the rotary dial, the controller controls the rotary-type switch to automatically set the operation mode to that defined by an initial-operation position corresponding to a predetermined initial-operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, TRAM INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Harazawa, Mizuki Kamiya, Nobuaki Saito, Yuta Yamanishi, Hiroaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20170162347
    Abstract: A rotary-type switch for controlling vehicle lighting is provided. The rotary-type switch may include a housing portion that includes multiple positions that respectively correspond to multiple operation modes and a rotary dial being configured to rotate relative to the housing portion to select an operation mode of the rotary-type switch based on a position identified by a selection indicator. A controller is configured to control and operation mode of the rotary-type switch based on a vehicular power state and when the vehicular power state is OFF, regardless of the position of the selection indicator corresponding to the selected operation mode on either the housing portion or the rotary dial, the controller controls the rotary-type switch to automatically set the operation mode to that defined by an initial-operation position corresponding to a predetermined initial-operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicants: TRAM, INC., KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Makoto HARAZAWA, Mizuki KAMIYA, Nobuaki SAITO, Yuta YAMANISHI, Hiroaki YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170040475
    Abstract: A CIS solar cell having flexibility and high conversion efficiency may be produced, using, as a substrate, a polyimide film which is prepared from an aromatic tetracarboxylic acid component comprising 3,3?,4,4?-biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride as the main component and an aromatic diamine component comprising p-phenylenediamine as the main component, and has a maximum dimensional change in the temperature-increasing step of from 25° C. to 500° C. within a range of from +0.6% to +0.9%, excluding +0.6%, based on the dimension at 25° C. before heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Takao Miyamoto, Nobu Iizumi, Ken Kawagishi
  • Patent number: 9511565
    Abstract: A polyimide precursor for obtaining a polyimide film having excellent adhesiveness to metals and improved transmittance in the UV-visible range, a polyimide in which the polyimide precursor is used, a polyimide film in which the polyimide is used, and a method for manufacturing a triazine compound used for manufacturing the polyimide precursor, polyimide film and polyimide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION IWATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Oishi, Nobuharu Hisano, Shin-ichiro Kohama, Taizou Murakami, Hiroaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20160268075
    Abstract: A switch device (1) includes the operation knob (20) supported to be swingable relative to a substrate (6), at least a first cam surface and a second cam surface (23a-1, 23b-1) formed along the swinging direction on a substrate-facing side of the operation knob, and first and second switch contacts (Ma, Mb) disposed on the substrate corresponding to the first and second cam surfaces. At a neutral position of the operation knob, the first switch contact and the second switch contact are maintained in mutually opposite ON/OFF states by a cam action of the first cam surface and the second cam surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAGUCHI, Kenichi HAMADA