Patents by Inventor Hiroki Sato

Hiroki Sato 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: 20210167329
    Abstract: A light-emitting device capable of long-time display in a bent state is provided. A light-emitting device that can be repeatedly bent with a small radius of curvature is provided. The flexible light-emitting device includes a light-emitting element, a first inorganic insulating layer, a second inorganic insulating layer, and a first organic insulating layer. The first organic insulating layer is positioned over the first inorganic insulating layer. The light-emitting element is positioned over the first inorganic insulating layer with the first organic insulating layer therebetween. The second inorganic insulating layer is positioned over the light-emitting element. An end portion of the first inorganic insulating layer and an end portion of the second inorganic insulating layer are each positioned inward from an end portion of the first organic insulating layer. The end portion of the first organic insulating layer is exposed on a side surface of the light-emitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki ADACHI, Junpei YANAKA, Masataka SATO
  • Publication number: 20210162766
    Abstract: A liquid filling method of filling a liquid storage device including a first tank that stores a liquid to be supplied to an ejection head ejecting the liquid and a second tank that stores the liquid to be supplied to the first tank through a connection port provided in the first tank with the liquid, the method including: injecting the liquid from a liquid storage container into the first tank through a first liquid introduction port provided in the first tank, in a state where a second liquid introduction port provided in the second tank is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Atsushi OMURA, Hiroki TAJIMA, Keiichiro TSUKUDA, Kenji YABE, Yuji TAMARU, Naoko SHIMIZU, Sayaka SEKI, Yosuke TAKAGI, Shimpei YOSHIKAWA, Ryo SATO, Kyosuke TODA
  • Publication number: 20210158280
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller that acquires delivery information including information concerning one or more packages transported by a vehicle or a recipient of the one or more packages, and selects, based on the delivery information, one or more service units to be loaded on the vehicle from among a plurality of service units having different capabilities that provides a service associated with the one or more packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210150742
    Abstract: A depth acquisition device includes a memory and a processor. The processor performs: acquiring timing information indicating a timing at which a light source irradiates a subject with infrared light; acquiring, from the memory, an infrared light image generated by imaging a scene including the subject with the infrared light according to the timing indicated by the timing information; acquiring, from the memory, a visible light image generated by imaging a substantially same scene as the scene of the infrared light image, with visible light from a substantially same viewpoint as a viewpoint of imaging the infrared light image at a substantially same time as a time of imaging the infrared light image; detecting a flare region from the infrared light image; and estimating a depth of the flare region based on the infrared light image, the visible light image, and the flare region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi SATO, Takeo AZUMA, Nobuhiko WAKAI, Kohsuke YOSHIOKA, Noritaka SHIMIZU, Yoshinao KAWAI, Takaaki AMADA, Yoko KAWAI, Takeshi MURAI, Hiroki TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210150655
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire package information, which is information on a size of one or more packages to be transported, select, based on the package information, a storage apparatus to be loaded on a vehicle from among a plurality of storage apparatuses having different characteristics that is capable of containing the one or more packages in a plurality of compartments that is capable of being independently locked, and generate a command to load the selected storage apparatus on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210146795
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls a vehicle having a service power supply used to provide a service and a driving power supply used for traveling. The information processing apparatus has a storage unit configured to store service-related information concerning the service provided by the vehicle, and a controller configured to select any of a first mode, in which the service power supply and the driving power supply are independently used, and a second mode, in which the service power supply and the driving power supply are shared, based on the service-related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Patent number: 11009668
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon includes N pieces of optical fibers in a state of being disposed in parallel. At least some parts of the N pieces of optical fibers contact each other and are connected to each other by a resin; an outer diameter of the optical fiber is equal to or larger than 0.135 mm and equal to or smaller than 0.180 mm; a connection part connected by the resin or another resin and a non-connection part not connected by the resin or another resin are intermittently provided in a longitudinal direction between intermittently connected core wires of an optical fiber disposed at the Mth and an optical fiber disposed at the (M+1)th among the N pieces of optical fibers; the N is a multiple of 12; and the M is a multiple of 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Sato, Hiroki Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20210142496
    Abstract: A depth acquisition device includes a memory and a processor. The processor performs; acquiring timing information indicating a timing at which a light source irradiates a subject with infrared light; acquiring an infrared light image stored in the memory, the infrared light image being generated by imaging a scene including the subject with the infrared light according to the timing indicated by the timing information; acquiring a visible light image stored in the memory, the visible light image being generated by imaging a substantially same scene as that of the infrared light image, with visible light from a substantially same viewpoint and at a substantially same imaging time of those of the infrared light image; detecting a dust region showing dust from the infrared light image; and estimating a depth of the dust region based on the infrared light image, the visible light image, and the dust region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi SATO, Takeo AZUMA, Nobuhiko WAKAI, Kohsuke YOSHIOKA, Noritaka SHIMIZU, Yoshinao KAWAI, Takaaki AMADA, Yoko KAWAI, Takeshi MURAI, Hiroki TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210144186
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a communication system and a control apparatus that enable to properly find out a state of a network in which streaming is performed. A transmission apparatus performs streaming to a reception apparatus, and a control apparatus manages the state of a network that connects the reception apparatus and the transmission apparatus and includes a first communication line and a second communication line. The first communication line is unstable in connection state as compared with the second communication line, and the control apparatus manages the state of the network on the basis of a packet transmitted from the transmission apparatus to the reception apparatus. The present technology can be applied to a communication system that performs streaming by UDP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki SATO, Kensaku WAKUDA
  • Publication number: 20210142500
    Abstract: A depth acquisition device includes a memory and a processor performing: acquiring, from the memory, intensities of infrared light measured by imaging with infrared light emitted from a light source and reflected on a subject by pixels in an imaging element; generating a depth image by calculating the distance for each pixel based on the intensities; acquiring, from the memory, a visible light image generated by imaging, with visible light, the substantially same scene from the substantially same viewpoint at the substantially same timing as those of the infrared light image; detecting a lower reflection region showing an object having a lower reflectivity from the infrared light image in accordance with the infrared light image and the visible light image; correcting a corresponding lower reflection region in the depth image in accordance with the visible light image; and outputting the depth image with the corrected lower reflection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Takeo AZUMA, Satoshi SATO, Nobuhiko WAKAI, Kohsuke YOSHIOKA, Noritaka SHIMIZU, Yoshinao KAWAI, Takaaki AMADA, Yoko KAWAI, Takeshi MURAI, Hiroki TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210139094
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises a controller configured to determine a combination of two or more units having different functions to be loaded on a vehicle platform, and generate a command to assemble a vehicle used for a predetermined application from the determined units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Shintaro Matsutani, Aya Sato, Yasuki Nakagawa, Shigeru Inamori, Fuminori Matsuoka, Taro Hasegawa, Masaki Nanahara, Misaki Sato, Motoki Maekawa, Hiroki Ashizawa
  • Publication number: 20210144314
    Abstract: A depth acquisition device includes memory and processor performing: acquiring, from the memory, intensities of infrared light emitted from a light source and measured by imaging with the infrared light reflected on a subject by pixels in an imaging element; generating a depth image by calculating a distance to the subject as a depth for each pixel based on an intensity received by the pixel; acquiring, from the memory, a visible light image generated by imaging, with visible light, a substantially same scene with a substantially same viewpoint and at a substantially same timing as those of imaging the infrared light image; detecting, from the visible light image, an edge region including an edge along a direction perpendicular to a direction of movement of the visible light image; and correcting, in the depth image, a depth of a target region corresponding to the edge region in the depth image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Takeo AZUMA, Satoshi SATO, Nobuhiko WAKAI, Kohsuke YOSHIOKA, Noritaka SHIMIZU, Yoshinao KAWAI, Takaaki AMADA, Yoko KAWAI, Takeshi MURAI, Hiroki TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 11002427
    Abstract: A light emitting device has a covering member. The covering member includes light reflecting material and a second fluorescent material, and a dominant wavelength of an emission spectrum of the second fluorescent material differs from a dominant wavelength of an emission spectrum of the light emitting device by 30 nm or less. The light emitting device emits light with chromaticity that is within a four-sided region on a CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram, where chromaticity coordinates (x, y) are (0.645, 0.335) at a first point, (0.665, 0.335) at a second point, (0.735, 0.265) at a third point, (0.721, 0.259) at a fourth point, and a first line joins the first and second points, a second line joins the second and third points, a third line joins the third and fourth points, and a fourth line joins the fourth and first points to define the four-sided region of the chromaticity diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makiko Iwasa, Yuji Sato, Hiroki Fukuta
  • Patent number: 11001263
    Abstract: A vehicular breaking force control system includes: a plurality of actuators capable of generating a braking force for a vehicle; a coasting state detection unit configured to detect that a coasting state has been established; a target braking force calculation unit configured to calculate a target braking force on the basis of a state of the vehicle when the coasting state detection unit detects that the coasting state has been established; and a braking force distribution control unit configured to determine a distribution braking force that is a braking force to be caused to be generated by each actuator, such that the distribution braking force is equal to or less than a braking force generable by the actuator and a sum of the distribution braking forces is equal to the target braking force, and to perform control of causing each actuator to generate the distribution braking force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Shimizu, Shun Sato, Katsumi Kono, Atsushi Ayabe, Noritake Mitsutani, Hiroki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10995714
    Abstract: An outboard motor includes an engine, a fuel tank, a fuel pathway, a fuel pump, and a controller. The engine includes a fuel injector. The fuel tank includes an internal space in which fuel is stored. The fuel pathway is connected to the fuel injector and the fuel tank. The fuel pump is disposed in the fuel pathway, and supplies the fuel from the fuel tank to the fuel injector. The controller controls the fuel pump. The controller determines whether or not a start condition, indicating that air has entered the fuel pathway, is satisfied. The controller is configured or programmed to execute an air releasing control to open the fuel injector and drive the fuel pump when the start condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Sato, Akihiro Noma
  • Patent number: 10991510
    Abstract: A dielectric membrane may be exposed to an acid solution such as hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, or sulfuric acid during a wet process after membrane formation. The inventors have newly found that when a dielectric membrane includes Ca having a lower ionization tendency than Ba and Zr having a lower ionization tendency than Ti in a main component of a metal oxide expressed by a general formula (Ba, Ca)(Ti, Zr)O3 and satisfies at least one of degree of orientation of (100) plane>degree of orientation of (110) plane and degree of orientation of (111) plane>degree of orientation of (110) plane in a membrane thickness direction, the dielectric membrane is less likely to be damaged during a wet process, and the resistance to a wet process is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Saori Takahashi, Masahito Furukawa, Masamitsu Haemori, Hiroki Uchiyama, Wakiko Sato, Hitoshi Saita
  • Publication number: 20210115198
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing; a water absorbent resin powder having a reduced amount of fine powder generated and a reduced amount of fine powder recovered; and a production method for the water absorbent resin. The production method of the present invention includes a drying step and a fine powder granulation step. The drying step is for obtaining a dried polymer by drying a particulate water-containing gel crosslinked polymer which is obtained using an acid group-containing unsaturated monomer as a main component. The fine powder granulation step is for obtaining a fine powder granulated product by adding a binder and an adhesion control agent to a fine powder made of a water absorbent resin. In this production method, the obtained fine powder granulated product is recovered in the drying step or in any step before the drying step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi YORINO, Naoki KATAKURA, Hiroki HAYASHI, Sumito KUMAGAI, Masahumi INOUE, Tomoyuki ARAKE, Mai SATO, Ryota WAKABAYASHI, Yoshihiro SHOBO, Shin-ya KATSUBE, Yoshifumi ADACHI, Satoshi MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210115278
    Abstract: Provided are: a polyurethane resin having a high degree of biomass, the polyurethane resin useful as a binder for a printing exhibiting excellent adhesion performance particularly to biomass plastic base materials and having excellent dispersibility of a pigment contained at a high concentration; and a printing ink using the polyurethane resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Iwao MISAIZU, Hiromasa SATO, Motoaki UMEZU, Hiroki GOTO, Tomoyuki NATSUI
  • Publication number: 20210116876
    Abstract: An apparatus control unit (54) executes baseline judgment control of canceling power consumption limitation for a management target apparatus (20) throughout a predetermined judgement period within a demand term. A demand control execution judgment unit (48) judges whether or not a value of a baseline BL, which is an estimated value based on an integrated value of power consumption per building in the judgment period, exceeds a demand control execution value P_Dmd by a demand-term end point. When it is judged that the value of the baseline BL exceeds the demand control execution value P_Dmd by the demand-term end point, the apparatus control unit (54) executes demand control of limiting power consumption of the management target apparatus (20), after the judgment period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro OTANI, Fuyuki SATO, Yoshinori NAKAJIMA, Hiroki KAWANO, Toshihiro MEGA
  • Patent number: 10986296
    Abstract: An image sensor controls the gain of a pixel signal on a pixel-by-pixel basis and extends a dynamic range while maintaining a S/N ratio at a favorable level. A column unit in an image sensor is independently detects a level of each pixel signal and independently sets a gain for level of the signal. A photoelectric converting region unit has pixels arranged two-dimensionally with a vertical signal line for each pixel column to output each pixel signal. The column unit is on an output side of the vertical signal line. The column unit for each pixel column has a pixel signal level detecting circuit, a programmable gain control, a sample and hold (S/H) circuit. Gain correction is performed according to a result of a detected level of the pixel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuo Nakamura, Shoji Kawahito, Hiroki Sato, Mizuho Higashi