Patents by Inventor Hiroki Aoki

Hiroki Aoki 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: 20220252443
    Abstract: A volume measurement apparatus comprises: a point group conversion part converting depth information from a depth sensor into point group data; a raw material heap detection part detecting a point group related to a raw material heap from the point group data, using repose angle information; and a raw material heap volume calculation part that calculates a volume of the raw material heap non-occlusion part based on the point group related to the raw material heap; estimates a volume of the raw material heap occlusion part in the raw material heap, using at least the point group related to the raw material heap; and calculates a volume of the raw material heap, which is a sum of the calculated volume of the raw material heap non-occlusion part and the estimated volume of the raw material heap occlusion part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Communication Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki YOKOTA, Masanori TAKAOKA, Noriyuki AOKI, Kenji KONO
  • Publication number: 20220243166
    Abstract: An atomization device according to the present invention is provided with: a main body part which has a container space that contains a hydrogen peroxide solution; and a diaphragm which is provided with through holes where the hydrogen peroxide solution contained in the container space passes, and which atomizes the hydrogen peroxide solution passing through the through holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta SAKAI, Hironobu SEKINE, Hikaru AOKI, Hiroki HIRAI
  • Patent number: 11383207
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a polycrystalline membrane containing metal nitride particles represented by the general formula MNx (where M is a metal element in which the Fermi energy is in a position higher than ?4.4 eV vs L.V. and x is the range over which a rock salt-type structure can be assumed), in which the crystallite size determined by transmission electron microscopy is 10 nm or less, at least some of the crystallites have rock salt-type structure, and the crystallites exhibit (111) orientation but substantially do not exhibit (100) orientation. The present invention also pertains to a method for manufacturing a polycrystalline membrane, comprising forming, by sputtering, a polycrystalline membrane on a substrate having a temperature of less than 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Aoki, Chiharu Kura, Hiroki Habazaki
  • Publication number: 20220134779
    Abstract: An information processing device processes information related to a printing process performed by an inkjet device drawing an image onto a fabric and at least one of a pre-processing device performing pre-processing on the fabric before an image is drawn and a post-processing device performing post-processing on the fabric after an image is drawn, the information processing device including an acquisition unit acquiring image data and original image data, the image data being obtained by digitizing a printed fabric as an image, the original image data being original data of an image drawn on the fabric; a storage unit storing derivation data for deriving, based on the image data and the original image data, a recommended parameter for at least one of the pre-processing device and the post-processing device; and a control unit deriving, based on the derivation data, the recommended parameter from the image data and the original image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220138520
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquisition unit acquiring image data and ink data, the image data being obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric before the printing process is performed, the ink data indicating a type of the ink, a storage unit storing derivation data for deriving a recommended parameter for at least one of the pre-processing device and the post-processing device, and a control unit deriving, based on the derivation data, the recommended parameter from the image data and the ink data, wherein the derivation data includes first data and second data, the first data being configured to define a learned model learned by machine learning, the learned model being configured to, when the image data is input, output fabric data indicating a feature value of the fabric, the second data indicating a correspondence relationship between the fabric data and the ink data, and the recommended parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220134774
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquisition unit acquiring image data and status data, a transmission unit transmitting, to a server, the image data and the status data, a reception unit receiving, from the server, first data generated by the server based on the image data and the status data, a storage unit storing the first data received by the reception unit and second data, and a control unit, wherein the first data is data defining a learned model learned by machine learning, the learned model being configured to, when the image data and the status data are input, output fabric data indicating a feature value of the fabric, the second data indicates a correspondence relationship between the fabric data and a recommended parameter, and the control unit derives, based on the first data and the second data, the recommended parameter from the image data and the status data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220134775
    Abstract: An information processing device processes information related to a printing process performed by an inkjet device drawing an image onto a fabric and at least one of a pre-processing device performing pre-processing on the fabric before an image is drawn and a post-processing device performing post-processing on the fabric after an image is drawn, the information processing device including an acquisition unit acquiring image data and original image data, the image data being obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric on which the printing process is performed, the original image data being original data of the image drawn on the fabric, a transmission unit transmitting, to a server, the image data and the original image data, and a reception unit receiving, from the server, an image quality parameter obtained by quantifying, by the server, image quality of the image data with respect to the original image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220134773
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquisition unit acquiring pre-printing image data that is obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric before the printing process is performed and at least one of pre-drawing image data that is obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric after the pre-processing is performed and before the image is drawn and post-drawing image data that is obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric before the post-processing is performed and after the image is drawn, a storage unit storing derivation data indicating a correspondence relationship between the pre-printing image data, the pre-drawing image data or the post-drawing image data, and a recommended parameter for at least one of the pre-processing device and the post-processing device, and a control unit deriving, based on the derivation data, the recommended parameter from the pre-printing image data, the pre-drawing image data or the post-drawing image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220118775
    Abstract: A recording device includes: a transport unit configured to transport a medium along a transport path, a recording unit configured to perform recording on the medium transported, a wrinkle forming mechanism configured to form wrinkles on a portion of the medium on the transport path before recording is performed, a detection unit configured to detect a state of the wrinkles, and a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured to calculate a rigidity characteristic of the medium based on detection data of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210291559
    Abstract: A recording device includes a recording unit capable of performing recording on a medium, a transporting belt capable of transporting the medium, and a first contact portion and a second contact portion that contact the transporting belt, and are inclined in mutually different directions with respect to a movement direction of the transporting belt, wherein when a direction orthogonal to the movement direction and along the transporting belt is an orthogonal direction, a range, in which the first contact portion and the second contact portion are provided, in the orthogonal direction is wider than a width dimension of the transporting belt in the orthogonal direction, and an interval between the first contact portion and the second contact portion in the orthogonal direction increases in the movement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroki AOKI
  • Patent number: 11116029
    Abstract: A network entity (5) sends, to a mobility management entity (6) or a subscriber server (9), a request message in order to configure the mobility management entity (6) to report a second identifier to be used by a radio access network node (2) for identifying a radio terminal (1). Further, the network entity (5) receives the second identifier from the mobility management entity (6) directly or through the subscriber server (9) and communicates with the radio access network node (2) by using the second identifier. It is thus, for example, possible to allow an MEC server (or an MEC application hosted on the MEC server) and the radio access network (RAN) node to directly exchange therebetween control messages regarding a specific radio terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Iwai, Nobuhiko Itoh, Ling Xu, Kenki Takagi, Toshiyuki Tamura, Tomoaki Hokao, Naoaki Suzuki, Hisashi Futaki, Sadafuku Hayashi, Kazuki Eguchi, Kouichi Kimura, Hiroki Aoki, Hideki Bessho, Yoshinori Watanabe, Tooru Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200094561
    Abstract: A recording device includes a supporting stage including a supporting surface formed with a plurality of suction holes and configured to support a target recording medium transported along the supporting surface by applying a negative pressure to an internal space that communicating with the suction holes, a recording head configured to eject a fluid onto the target recording medium supported by the supporting surface to perform recording, and a partition member configured to block a flow of gas in the internal space. The supporting surface includes, in a transport direction of the target recording medium, a first region where a first suction force is generated and a second region where a second suction force weaker than the first suction force is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroki AOKI
  • Patent number: 10596840
    Abstract: A liquid discharging device including a transporting unit configured to transport a medium in a transport direction, a winding unit disposed on a downstream side of the transporting unit in the transport direction and configured to wind the medium, a recording head disposed between the transporting unit and the winding unit and configured to discharge ink onto the medium positioned in a discharge range, a medium supporting unit configured to support the medium positioned in the discharge range, and a medium guide unit disposed on a downstream side of the medium supporting unit in the transport direction, and heated by a heater, and moreover including a curved portion curved in a direction away from the recording head, wherein the curved portion includes a curved portion side convex portion group including curved portion side convex portions projecting in a direction approaching the recording head and arranged in an X direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Takenaka, Hiroki Aoki
  • Patent number: 10569578
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a platen including a first guide rail and a second guide rail mutually parallel in a width direction that intersects a transport direction of a medium; an edge holder including a plate-shaped member that covers an end portion of the medium in the width direction, a first engaging portion that engages with the first guide rail, and a second engaging portion that engages with the second guide rail; and a changing portion that is provided on the first engaging portion side and is for changing a position of the plate-shaped member in the width direction. A space in the transport direction formed between the first engaging portion and the first guide rail is narrower than a space in the transport direction formed between the second engaging portion and the second guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takehito Washizawa, Hiroki Aoki
  • Patent number: 10556452
    Abstract: There is provided a printing apparatus that includes a print section configured to perform printing onto a medium, a support section configured to support the medium, a base section to which the support section is attached, and a contact section configured to be attached to the base section so as to be movable to come into contact with the support section and being configured such that a position of the contact section with respect to the base section is not changed when the support section is detached from the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20190263155
    Abstract: A liquid discharging device including a transporting unit configured to transport a medium in a transport direction, a winding unit disposed on a downstream side of the transporting unit in the transport direction and configured to wind the medium, a recording head disposed between the transporting unit and the winding unit and configured to discharge ink onto the medium positioned in a discharge range, a medium supporting unit configured to support the medium positioned in the discharge range, and a medium guide unit disposed on a downstream side of the medium supporting unit in the transport direction, and heated by a heater, and moreover including a curved portion curved in a direction away from the recording head, wherein the curved portion includes a curved portion side convex portion group including curved portion side convex portions projecting in a direction approaching the recording head and arranged in an X direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Ryota TAKENAKA, Hiroki AOKI
  • Publication number: 20190254108
    Abstract: A network entity (5) sends, to a mobility management entity (6) or a subscriber server (9), a request message in order to configure the mobility management entity (6) to report a second identifier to be used by a radio access network node (2) for identifying a radio terminal (1). Further, the network entity (5) receives the second identifier from the mobility management entity (6) directly or through the subscriber server (9) and communicates with the radio access network node (2) by using the second identifier. It is thus, for example, possible to allow an MEC server (or an MEC application hosted on the MEC server) and the radio access network (RAN) node to directly exchange therebetween control messages regarding a specific radio terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori IWAI, Nobuhiko ITOH, Ling XU, Kenki TAKAGI, Toshiyuki TAMURA, Tomoaki HOKAO, Naoaki SUZUKI, Hisashi FUTAKI, Sadafuku HAYASHI, Kazuki EGUCHI, Kouichi KIMURA, Hiroki AOKI, Hideki BESSHO, Yoshinori WATANABE, Tooru KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190193435
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a platen including a first guide rail and a second guide rail mutually parallel in a width direction that intersects a transport direction of a medium; an edge holder including a plate-shaped member that covers an end portion of the medium in the width direction, a first engaging portion that engages with the first guide rail, and a second engaging portion that engages with the second guide rail; and a changing portion that is provided on the first engaging portion side and is for changing a position of the plate-shaped member in the width direction. A space in the transport direction formed between the first engaging portion and the first guide rail is narrower than a space in the transport direction formed between the second engaging portion and the second guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Takehito WASHIZAWA, Hiroki AOKI
  • Patent number: 10208976
    Abstract: An air-conditioning ventilation system of the present invention includes one or a plurality of air circulation devices configured to circulate air among a plurality of rooms, one or a plurality of air-conditioning apparatuses provided in at least one of the plurality of rooms, a human detector provided in each of the plurality of rooms and configured to detect a human present in a corresponding one of the rooms in which the human detector is provided, an optimal air-conditioning ventilation operation estimating unit configured to estimate presence or absence of any human in each of the plurality of rooms, or a human presence ratio representing a number of humans present per unit time in each of the plurality of rooms, on a basis of a past result of detection by the human detector, and a controller configured to control the air circulation device and the air-conditioning apparatus on a basis of a result of estimation by the optimal air-conditioning ventilation operation estimating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Toyoshima, Emi Takeda, Shinichi Ito, Toshiaki Yoshikawa, Haruyuki Hirasawa, Atsushi Shinno, Hiroki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20180345687
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a transport unit that transports a medium in a transport direction by rotating while pinching the medium, a support portion that is disposed on a downstream side of the transport unit in the transport direction and that has a support surface that supports the medium transported by the transport unit, a printing unit that is disposed opposite the support portion and that is capable of printing an image and a mark on the medium, and a detection unit that detects the mark printed on the medium by the printing unit when printing on both surfaces of the medium is performed, where the detection unit is disposed on a downstream side of the transport unit in the transport direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu TOKAI, Hiroki AOKI, Takehito WASHIZAWA