Hiroki Takeuchi 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 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.
Abstract: An excimer lamp includes a housing portion having a sealed internal space, an internal electrode, and a discharge gas with which the internal space is filled. One end side of the internal electrode is electrically connected to a power supply member provided with a metal foil electrically connected to the internal electrode and is sealed together with the power supply member to one end side of the housing portion via a sealing portion. The other end side of the internal electrode protrudes into the internal space. A protrusion length, being a length of the internal electrode in the internal space and a length from one end of the internal space to the other end of the internal electrode, is equal to or less than a length from the other end of the internal electrode to the other end of the internal space in a direction along the axis.
Abstract: An actuator device includes a locking displaceable element and a manual operation element that are displaceably disposed in a fixed portion. The locking displaceable element is displaceable to locked/unlocked positions. The manual operation element engages with the locking displaceable element and displaces the locking displaceable element to lock/unlocked positions via manual operation. The fixed portion includes locking displaceable element stoppers and manual operation element stoppers. The locking displaceable element includes locking displaceable element stopper abutment surfaces. The manual operation element includes manual operation element stopper abutment surfaces. When the manual operation element is operated, the manual operation element stopper abutment surfaces abut against the manual operation element stoppers by to stop displacement of the manual operation element before the locking displaceable element stopper abutment surfaces abutting against the locking displaceable element stoppers.
Abstract: A cartridge including: a first unit including an image bearing member and a first portion, and configured to take a removal posture when the cartridge is to be removed from a main body; a second unit including a developer bearing member and a second portion, the second unit being movable between a first position where the developer bearing member is in contact with the image bearing member and a second position where the developer bearing member is separated from the image bearing member and where the second portion is in contact with the first portion, wherein when the first unit takes the removal posture, the second unit is located at the second position, and when the second unit is located at the second position, movement of the second unit in a direction, in which the developer bearing member is separated from the image bearing member, is restricted.
Abstract: A coil skid on which a hot-rolled coil 1 obtained by coiling a hot-rolled steel sheet is placed includes: at least two or more layers of a metal plate 11 and at least two or more layers of a heat insulating material 12 each stacked alternately, in which the metal plate 11 is in contact with the hot-rolled coil 1. The uneven cooling of an outer peripheral portion of the hot-rolled coil caused by the coil skid is prevented while ensuring the strength of the coil skid, to thereby inhibit the uneven hardness in the longitudinal direction of the hot-rolled coil resulting from this uneven cooling.
Abstract: A wavelength conversion member for soldering includes a ceramic fluorescent body for converting a wavelength of light entering from an incident surface of the ceramic fluorescent body, a reflection layer disposed on a back surface of the ceramic fluorescent body on a side opposite the incident surface and partially or entirely covering the back surface, and a junction layer composed of one or more films and covering at least the reflection layer selected from the back surface of the ceramic fluorescent body and the reflection layer. The junction layer has a projecting portion which projects, in relation to an outer circumferential portion of the junction layer, in a center portion of a surface on a side opposite a surface on a side where the junction layer covers at least the reflection layer selected from the back surface and the reflection layer.
Abstract: Provided is a cell structure including: a connective tissue structure; and an epithelial structure placed on the connective tissue structure, in which the connective tissue structure contains a fragmented extracellular matrix component and first cells including mesenchymal cells, at least a part of the fragmented extracellular matrix component is placed between the first cells, and the epithelial structure contains epithelial cells.
Abstract: A content image display section displays a content image. A system image display section superimposes a system image on the content image and displays the images in response to a user operation. The system image display section is provided with a chat information display section for displaying information related to a voice chat. A member display section displays members of one voice chat room in which the user stays. A chat list display section displays a list of a plurality of voice chat rooms in which the user stays.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a heating rotary member, a pressure rotary member, a nip portion formed by the rotary members, a temperature adjustment control section controlling a temperature of the heating rotary member to a target temperature, a cleaning web removing toner adhering to the heating rotary member, and a controller selectively executing one of a cleaning mode and a non-cleaning mode. A first basis weight and a second basis weight greater than the first predetermined basis weight are set, in a job that mixedly uses recording media with the first and second basis weights. When the controller executes the non-cleaning mode, the temperature adjustment control section sets a target temperature of a recording medium with a basis weight less than or equal to the first basis weight to a temperature lower than a target temperature of the recording medium in the cleaning mode.
Abstract: A sheet conveyance apparatus includes a conveyance section, the conveyance section including a roller rotatable in a first rotation direction and a second rotation direction, a guide member configured to move between a first position and a second position, a drive source, a drive switching unit including an input unit, an output unit, and a switching unit, a drive interruption unit configured to transition between a transmission state and a non-transmission state. The roller is configured to rotate by the driving force output from the output unit of the drive switching unit while the guide member moves between the first position and the second position.
Abstract: The present invention provides a processing apparatus (10) including: an acquiring unit (11) which acquires an adjustment request specifying a control time period and a control amount for controlling power demand; a determining unit (12) which, on the basis of the adjustment request, determines a first consumer whose power demand is to be controlled, and a control amount of the first consumer and a time period during which power demand of the first consumer is controlled; and an inference unit (13) which infers whether, if power demand of the first consumer were controlled in accordance with a determination result made by the determining unit (12), power demand of the first consumer before and/or after control would change from power demand of the first consumer if the power demand were not controlled.
Abstract: An object detection apparatus is mounted to a vehicle and detects an object by a reflected wave of a probe wave. The object detection apparatus calculates a relative velocity of the object to the vehicle, estimates an azimuth of the object relative to the vehicle, and corrects the estimated azimuth. The object detection apparatus generates a velocity-azimuth curve that indicates a relationship between the relative velocity of the object and the azimuth of the object that is calculated based on a theoretical mounting angle of the object detection apparatus, supplies a weight to an azimuth error that is an error between the velocity-azimuth curve and the estimated azimuth, based on the estimated azimuth, and calculates a correction value of the estimated azimuth by calculating, as an actual mounting angle deviation of the object detection apparatus, a weighted average value of the azimuth error to which the weight is supplied.
April 27, 2022
August 11, 2022
Masato ONOZAWA, Hiroki HORI, Koji TAKEUCHI, Iwao IZUMIKAWA, Hiroki SHIMAZU
Abstract: An object is to provide a cell culture scaffold which makes it possible to recover a cell culture product without being destroyed after cell culturing and a method for producing a cell culture product. The cell culture scaffold according to the present invention includes a substrate having a water-repellent surface and a cell adhesion molecule formed on the water-repellent surface of the substrate. Further, the method for producing a cell culture product according to the present invention includes a step of culturing, using the cell culture scaffold, cells on the surface of the cell adhesion molecule. The cell culture scaffold according to the present invention makes it possible to recover the cells in a spheroid state without causing a damage.
Abstract: A control method for an information processing apparatus including a processor includes: obtaining information about an amount of an item stored in a storage structure; determining whether the information about the amount of the item satisfies a first condition or not, the first condition indicating that the amount of the item is less than or equal to a given amount; and, when the first condition is satisfied, displaying, on a display, a screen including: information about the item; information related to the amount of the item, indicating that the amount of the item is less than or equal to the given amount; and a purchase suggestion for a product corresponding to the item.
July 1, 2019
Date of Patent:
August 2, 2022
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Abstract: A female terminal 12 includes a terminal body 15 and a slider 16. The terminal body 15 includes an upper connecting piece 18A and a lower connecting piece 18B connected to a core wire 13 of an electric wire 11. The slider 16 is movable in a front-rear direction relative to the terminal body 15. The slider 16 includes an upper abutting portion 25A and a lower abutting portion 25B. The upper connecting piece 18A includes an upper protrusion 51A that abuts against the upper abutting portion 25A. The lower connecting piece 18B includes a lower protrusion 51B that abuts against the lower abutting portion 25B.
May 16, 2019
Date of Patent:
July 19, 2022
AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Abstract: A teaching method of driving a robot arm by a drive unit based on a detection result of a force detection unit and storing a position and a posture of the driven robot arm in a memory unit, includes determining whether or not the posture of the robot arm is close to a singular posture, and, when determining that the posture of the robot arm is close to the singular posture, selecting and executing one escape posture from a plurality of escape posture candidates escaping from the posture close to the singular posture according to an external force detected by the force detection unit.
Abstract: A locking pin driving mechanism includes a motor, a preceding gear, a round gear, a feed screw and a slider. The feed screw is coaxially fixed to the round gear. A locking pin is mounted in the slider. A center axis of the locking pin and a center axis of the feed screw are each disposed in parallel with a center axis of a vehicle inlet. An interaxial distance between the center axis of the vehicle inlet and the center axis of the feed screw is set to be larger than an interaxial distance between the center axis of the vehicle inlet and the center axis of the locking pin.
Abstract: A content selection method using a computer includes: acquiring a plurality of images related to intensities of at least one emotion; displaying the plurality of images in a selectable manner in a display; acquiring an intensity of the at least one emotion to which an image that a user has selected from the plurality of images is related and designating the acquired intensity as a current emotional state that indicates a user's current emotional state; acquiring a target emotional state that indicates an emotional state that the user has set as a target; determining a content to be used to change the current emotional state to the target emotional state; and outputting the content.
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.
Abstract: Provided is a method of setting a system, the method being performed by a processor and including: (a) when receiving detection, by the sensor, of a first amount of goods equal to or larger than a first predetermined amount, displaying, on a display, a first screen prompting setting of a threshold amount of goods corresponding to a condition of trigger output; (b) when the sensor detects reduction of an amount of goods by at least a second predetermined amount after displaying the first screen, acquiring, as the threshold amount, a second amount of reduced goods; (c) after the threshold amount is acquired, displaying, on the display, a second screen for setting an action of the processing device; and (d) based on information on the action set after displaying the second screen, setting output contents to be output by the processing device upon satisfaction of the condition of trigger output.
July 22, 2019
Date of Patent:
May 31, 2022
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA