Patents by Inventor Hiroaki Yamamoto

Hiroaki Yamamoto 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: 10992174
    Abstract: A monitoring control system including: at least one transmission monitoring control subsystem that performs monitoring control of a power transmission system; at least one distribution monitoring control subsystem that performs monitoring control of a power distribution system; a calculation server that stores outage plan names related to outages of the power transmission system and outages of the power distribution system; and a network that connects the transmission monitoring control subsystem, the distribution monitoring control subsystem, and the calculation server. The monitoring control system performs monitoring control of the power transmission system and the power distribution system based on the outage plan name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: 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: 10986987
    Abstract: A processor device and an endoscope system capable of calculating an optimal index value in accordance with a diagnosis purpose is provided. A processor device includes an image acquisition unit, a diagnosis purpose acquisition unit, an index value storage unit, an index value selection unit, and an index value calculation unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an endoscope image obtained by an endoscope image-capturing an observation object. The diagnosis purpose acquisition unit acquires a diagnosis purpose. The index value storage unit stores correspondence between the diagnosis purpose and a plurality of index values relating to a structure of the observation object. The index value selection unit refers to the index value storage unit and selects the index value that is used for the acquired diagnosis purpose. The index value calculation unit uses the endoscope image and calculates the selected index value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Aoyama, Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10980515
    Abstract: There are included a data processing step of selecting two or more pieces of data from among a plurality of pieces of first element data or a plurality of pieces of first reception data generated by subjecting the pieces of first element data to phasing addition processing, and performing superimposition processing on the two or more pieces of data, a region-of-interest setting step of setting a region of interest in an imaging area, and a processing condition changing step of changing a processing condition in the data processing step, in a case where the region of interest is set in the region-of-interest setting step, on the basis of information on the set region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20210100615
    Abstract: A shock wave generating device includes an optical fiber and a reflective part, and is configured to reflect and converge the shock wave generated inside the reflective part to an outside of the reflective part. The reflective part includes: a reflector having a concave surface having a cut surface-of-revolution shape, and a through hole, which is formed coaxially with a rotating axis of the concave surface, and into which the optical fiber is to be inserted; a sealing body configured to seal an opening portion of the concave surface; and a liquid to be charged between the concave surface and the sealing body. The optical fiber has a distal end arranged at a position on a rear side of a focal point of the concave surface, at which the shock wave reflected by the concave surface is convergeable outside the reflective part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroaki YAMAMOTO, Kazuyoshi TAKAYAMA, Hiroaki SHIMOKAWA
  • Patent number: 10932759
    Abstract: In the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, the ultrasonic wave transmitter/receiver transmits and receives an ultrasonic beam to a subject to generate reception data using ultrasonic wave transmission/reception elements arranged in one direction; the delay correction unit corrects a delay time of the reception data to align a phase of the reception data; the reception aperture range determination unit determines a reception aperture range of reception data, which is used when producing an ultrasound image from reception data after correction of the delay time, based on a signal value of the reception data after correction of the delay time in an arrangement direction of the ultrasonic wave transmission/reception elements; and the image producer produces an ultrasound image by performing phase matching addition of the reception data after correction of the delay time corresponding the reception aperture range and performing data processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10925578
    Abstract: There are provided an ultrasound image generating apparatus, which generates a high-quality ultrasound image even in a deep portion of a subject, and a control method thereof. In an ultrasound image (Img), for a portion (Ar1) equal to or less than a depth threshold value (D1), a real scanning line (L1) obtained from an acoustic wave echo signal is used. In the ultrasound image (Img), for a portion (Ar2) deeper than the depth threshold value (D1), an interpolation scanning line (L2) located between the real scanning lines (L1) is generated from an acoustic wave echo signal having a positional deviation between a focusing position of ultrasound waves and an observation target position. Also for a portion deeper than the interpolation scanning line (L2), a high-quality ultrasound image (Img) is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10925476
    Abstract: A correction image fluctuation amount obtained in a calibration mode and a measurement image fluctuation amount obtained in a measurement mode are compared with each other. On the basis of the comparison result, a temporary correction value, which satisfies a specific condition among temporary correction values stored in the correction value storage unit, is determined as a measurement correction value to be used for correction in a correcting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10898078
    Abstract: In a photoacoustic image generation apparatus for obtaining a photoacoustic signal by emitting light toward a subject from a light source and detecting photoacoustic waves emitted from the subject having received the light and imaging the subject based on the photoacoustic signal, there are provided: means for removing a signal showing a component appearing discontinuously in the subject from photoacoustic signals relevant to a plurality of cross sections of the subject that have been generated by changing an angle between an emission direction of the light and a surface of the subject; and means for constructing a three-dimensional image of the subject from photoacoustic signals showing the plurality of cross sections after the removal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10869590
    Abstract: An endoscope system has an oxygen saturation calculation unit that calculates the oxygen saturation of an observation target using an LUT. The endoscope system includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a correction image obtained by imaging the observation target before calculating the oxygen saturation; an oxygen saturation correction amount calculation unit that calculates an oxygen saturation correction amount with respect to the oxygen saturation using the correction image; an oxygen saturation correction unit that corrects the oxygen saturation calculated by the oxygen saturation calculation unit according to the oxygen saturation correction amount; and a storage unit that stores the correction image and an oxygen saturation image, which shows the oxygen saturation after correction, so as to be associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10859726
    Abstract: A downhole acoustic tool and method of use are provided. The acoustic tool includes an acoustic tool body. In addition, a transmitter section located along the acoustic tool body, including four or more transmitters to be driven so as to excite multi-mode waveforms. The acoustic tool further includes an array receiver section located along the acoustic tool body, containing a receiver sub-section comprising four or more receivers axially aligned with the four or more transmitters and spaced axially apart from the transmitter section. The acoustic tool also includes a processor configured to drive the transmitter section to excite multi-mode waveforms and to extract the multi-mode waveforms detected by the receiver section for interpretation of formation properties. A method for measuring a formation using the described acoustic tool is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Oshima, Nicholas Andrew Robinson, Naoki Sakiyama, Hiroshi Nakajima, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Takeshi Endo, Henri-Pierre Valero
  • Patent number: 10842423
    Abstract: An endoscope system has an oxygen saturation calculation unit that calculates the oxygen saturation of an observation target using an LUT. The endoscope system includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a correction image obtained by imaging the observation target before calculating the oxygen saturation; an image correction amount calculation unit that calculates an image correction amount for an oxygen saturation calculation image using the correction image; an image correction unit that corrects the oxygen saturation calculation image according to the image correction amount; and a storage unit that stores the correction image and an oxygen saturation image, which shows the oxygen saturation calculated by the oxygen saturation calculation unit using the oxygen saturation calculation image after correction, so as to be associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200332323
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for eliminating the hydroxyl group at the 8-position of a urolithin to produce another kind of urolithin, and this object is achieved by a method for producing a second urolithin, comprising the Step (a): allowing, in a solution. containing a first urolithin, a microorganism having an ability to produce the second urolithin from the first urolithin to produce the second urolithin from the first urolithin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Takanori NAKAJIMA, Hiroaki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10792014
    Abstract: An ultrasound inspection apparatus includes a region setting section setting a plurality of regions within the inspection object; a sound velocity calculator calculating a sound velocity of each of the plurality of regions; a sound velocity obtainer obtaining a preliminary sound velocity of a region of interest; and an image quality determiner determining an image quality of the region of interest based on the preliminary sound velocity. The preliminary sound velocity obtained by the sound velocity obtainer is employed as a sound velocity of the region of interest when a determination result made by the image quality determiner is positive, and the sound velocity of the region of interest is calculated by the sound velocity calculator when the determination result is negative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10786228
    Abstract: In the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, the method of determining the sound velocity, and the program recorded in a recording medium, a probe is made transmit an ultrasonic beam a plurality of times so as to form a predetermined transmission focus point, an analog element signal output by the probe is A/D converted into the first element data, the second element data corresponding to any one of a plurality of the first element data is generated, and the second element data is used to determine the sound velocity in an inspection object, whereby the sound velocity of the ultrasonic waves in the inspection object can be accurately determined without decreasing the frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10788459
    Abstract: The ultrasound diagnostic apparatus acquires an ultrasound image for examining an inspection object using an ultrasonic beam, and includes a sound velocity determiner configured to determine a sound velocity in the inspection object, and a sound velocity searching range setting section configured to set a range in which a sound velocity is searched by the sound velocity determiner. The sound velocity searching range setting section sets a sound velocity searching range using a sound velocity calculated in a predetermined range with respect to at least one of space and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200288541
    Abstract: Provided are a heat generating device capable of efficiently maintaining heat generation for a long time at low cost while saving power, and the use thereof. The heat generating device includes a hollow container the inside of which is electrically insulated, a pair of opposed electrodes which are housed in the container and which are separately opposed to each other, and a heat generating body which is housed between the opposed electrodes in the container and which contains silicon powder and carbon powder in a mixed state. The heat generating body is configured to have a density of 0.85 g/cm3 to 1.30 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: International Engineered Environmental Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200270883
    Abstract: A repair seal that is resistant to cracking and peeling during an attachment procedure and that is not noticeable after repair is provided. In addition, this repair seal is manufactured. Furthermore, a repair structure that is resistant to cracking and peeling during an attachment procedure and that is not noticeable after repair is provided. A repair seal 7 or 8 of the present invention is used for a decorative panel 1 including at least one undercoat layer 1b or 1c, a colored layer 1d, and a clear layer 1e stacked in this order on a substrate 1a. The repair seal 7 or 8 includes a repair multilayer body 70 and an adhesive layer 71. The repair multilayer body 70 includes a transparent or translucent resin base material sheet 70a, a repair colored layer 70b disposed on a front surface of the base material sheet 70a and formed from the same paint as the colored layer 1d, and a repair clear layer 70c formed from the same paint as the clear layer 1e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10746371
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp having a novel structure includes: a light source configured to emit light from a semiconductor light-emitting element along an optical path; a light distribution control device disposed on the optical path of the light emitted from the light source; and a blower fan configured to generate an airflow while the light source and the light distribution control device are disposed downwind of the blower fan, and blow air to the light source and the light distribution control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoko Matsumoto, Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10729331
    Abstract: In a photoacoustic image generation apparatus for generating a photoacoustic image of a subject including an interventional instrument for each scanning plane, there are provided: means for generating a reflected acoustic wave image of the subject for each scanning plane; means for detecting a change in a photoacoustic image on an observation scanning plane, which is generated as an image, from a plurality of photoacoustic images regarding the observation scanning plane; means for detecting a change in a reflected acoustic wave image on the observation scanning plane from a plurality of reflected acoustic wave images regarding the observation scanning plane; determination means for determining whether or not a distal end of the interventional instrument is present on the observation scanning plane based on the change in the photoacoustic image and the change in the reflected acoustic wave image; and notification means for sending notification of a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: D917570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fuminori Kato, Hiroaki Saito, Daichi Oka, Yusuke Watabe, Akihiro Yamamoto