Patents by Inventor Hironori Sato

Hironori 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).

  • Patent number: 9992468
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, an image acquisition unit acquires an image. A correction unit corrects pixel values of pixels composed of the acquired image by using correction coefficients to produce a correct image. An object recognition unit recognizes an object in the corrected image. A storage unit stores in advance standard color characteristics of a predetermined object which is a recognition target. A color characteristics acquisition unit acquires color characteristics of the predetermined object if the predetermined object is recognized by the object recognition unit. A comparison unit compares the color characteristics of the acquired object with the standard color characteristics of the same predetermined object stored in advance in the storage unit. An updating unit updates the correction coefficients used in the correction unit based on a result of comparison so as to reduce a difference between the color characteristics and the standard color characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Osanai, Hironori Sato
  • Patent number: 9977974
    Abstract: In a light control system, a captured image of a cruising direction of a vehicle is acquired, and a light source is extracted from the captured image. A probability for estimating a light source to be a vehicle light source originating from a vehicle is calculated based on light source parameters for differentiating the light source. A dark section that is darker than the periphery and is present below the light source in the captured image is extracted. The probability is set to be higher for the light source of which the dark section is extracted. The light source having a probability that is a reference value set in advance or higher is estimated to be a light source of another vehicle. When the dark section that is detected as a shadow of a vehicle is detected, the probability of the light source being a vehicle light source is set to be high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Taiji Morishita
  • Patent number: 9962957
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a transport mechanism which transports a medium in a first direction; a pre-treatment liquid coating mechanism which coats a pre-treatment liquid on the medium; a liquid ejecting unit which includes a plurality of ink nozzles which eject ink; and a control unit which controls the pre-treatment liquid coating mechanism and the liquid ejecting unit, in which the pre-treatment liquid coating mechanism includes a first mechanism which is disposed in a first region A and a second mechanism which is disposed in a second region B positioned on an upstream side of the first region A in the first direction, and the plurality of ink nozzles has a portion which overlaps with respect to the first mechanism in a second direction which intersects with the first direction and a portion which does not overlap with respect to the second mechanism in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Kamibayashi, Masako Fukuda, Hironori Sato, Takahiro Kanegae, Hiroyuki Hagiwara
  • Publication number: 20180076490
    Abstract: A battery is provided including an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte; wherein the electrolyte includes one or both of fluoro ethylene carbonate and difluoro ethylene carbonate in an amount of 0.5% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less, wherein the anode includes an anode active material layer provided on an anode current collector, and wherein a thickness of the anode active material layer, after charging the battery, is 58 um or more and 75 um or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Akira Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Hayashi, Tadahiko Kubota, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Akira Ichihashi, Yuzuru Fukushima, Hironori Sato, Masaki Kuratsuka, Hideto Watanabe, Kimio Tajima, Masahiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9895084
    Abstract: A CPU of a blood pressure measurement apparatus configured to be used while attached to a wrist of a measurement subject calculates an inclination angle formed by a forearm of the measurement subject with respect to a reference plane, and a rotation angle about an axis, where the forearm is used as the axis, of the blood pressure measurement device, based on information detected by an acceleration sensor, and uses the distance d between the radial artery and the ulnar artery that pass through the wrist, the inclination angle, and the rotation angle to determine the relative positional relationship between the radial artery and the ulnar artery. In accordance with the relative positional relationship, the CPU guides the measurement orientation of the measurement subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Toshihiko Ogura
  • Publication number: 20180001619
    Abstract: A control method of a liquid discharging apparatus includes: a discharge inspection step of inspecting discharge abnormality of a nozzle by a discharge inspection mechanism; a remaining oscillation inspection step of inspecting oscillation of the ink inside a pressure chamber by a oscillation inspection circuit when the discharge abnormality is detected; a first correction step of performing correction which corresponds to the attachment of the resin inside the pressure chamber with respect to the driving pulse when abnormality is detected in oscillation; a re-discharge inspection step of inspecting the discharge abnormality of the nozzle after the first correction step; and a second correction step of performing the correction which corresponds to the attachment of the resin inside the nozzle with respect to the driving pulse when the abnormality is not detected in the oscillation in the oscillation inspection step or when the discharge abnormality is detected in the re-discharge inspection step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Masako FUKUDA, Tomohiro SAYAMA, Hironori SATO
  • Patent number: 9850565
    Abstract: A galvannealed steel sheet includes: a scale-removed rolled steel sheet; and a galvannealed layer arranged on the scale-removed rolled steel sheet. When ten measurement points of the galvannealed steel sheet are set in a transverse direction by equally dividing a line-segment having a reference length of 50 mm by 10, a minimum P content of the galvannealed layer in the ten measurement points is 50% or more as compared with a maximum P content therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Jun Maki
  • Patent number: 9831481
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. The separator includes a substrate layer and a surface layer formed on at least one principal plane of the substrate layer, the surface layer contains polyvinylidene fluoride and an inorganic material particle, and an amount of deformation against pressure of the surface layer is larger than that of the substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hironori Sato
  • Patent number: 9831532
    Abstract: The present application provides a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that includes, a cathode capable of being electrochemically doped/dedoped with lithium, an anode capable of being electrochemically doped/dedoped with lithium, and an electrolyte placed between the cathode and the anode, wherein the electrolyte contains at least one of fluoro ethylene carbonate represented by Chemical Formula (1) and difluoro ethylene carbonate represented by Chemical Formula (2) as a solvent and the ratio of a discharge capacity B during discharging at a 5C rate to a discharge capacity A during discharging at a 0.2C rate ((B/A)×100) is 80% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Hayashi, Tadahiko Kubota, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Akira Ichihashi, Yuzuru Fukushima, Hironori Sato, Masaki Kuratsuka, Hideto Watanabe, Kimio Tajima, Masahiro Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9758892
    Abstract: A steel sheet for electroplating includes, by mass %, C: 0.0005% to 0.0050%, Si: 0.20% to 1.0%, Mn: 0.40% to 2.5%, P: 0.05% or less, Ti: 0.010% to 0.050%, Nb: 0.010% to 0.040%, B: 0.0005% to 0.0030%, S: 0.02% or less, Al: 0.01% to 0.30%, N: 0.0010% to 0.01%, and the balance including Fe and impurities, in which when Si content is represented by [Si] and Mn content is represented by [Mn], “[Mn]+5[Si]” is 2.0 to 7.0, and the steel sheet has surface property in which an average of displacements of a measurement point obtained based on a moving average of continuous 31 points in total including 15 front points and 15 back points in a cross-sectional profile of a surface obtained by measuring the average of displacements in an evaluation length of 10 ?m or more at an interval of 0.07 ?m, is 0.005 ?m to 0.10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Masao Kurosaki, Masahiro Fuda, Natsuko Sugiura, Yuji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20170156603
    Abstract: A flow rate control apparatus includes a flow rate detection unit that detects the flow rate of a fluid flowing through a solenoid valve, a correlation storage unit that stores a correlation between a flow start point voltage at which the fluid starts to flow through a sample solenoid valve, which has substantially the same characteristic as the solenoid valve, and a limit voltage at which the sample solenoid valve is fully open, and a control unit that, when starting control of the flow rate of the fluid, changes the driving voltage of the solenoid valve, obtains the driving voltage at a time when the start of flowing of the fluid is detected as the flow start point voltage, and uses the correlation for the sample solenoid valve to set the driving voltage of the solenoid valve within a range between the flow start point voltage and the limit voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Toshihiko Ogura, Yoshihiko Sano, Takeshi Kubo, Gaku Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9668658
    Abstract: A first calculation unit receives phase characteristics Pa(f) and Pb(f) outputted from frequency transform units, calculates a propagation time difference based on a phase difference between the two phase characteristics in a high-frequency component thereof, and calculates a pulse wave velocity by dividing a difference in the distances of vascular pathways from the heart to respective measurement areas. Meanwhile, a second calculation unit calculates a pulse wave velocity by dividing the stated difference in the distances by a appearance time difference at a predetermined position in respective pulse waveforms obtained by rendering the measurement signals Pa(t) and Pb(t) on a time axis. A comparison unit compares the pulse wave velocities, and in the case where the ratio thereof is outside a predetermined range, an evaluation result indicating that it is possible that a predetermined pathologic change is present in the vascular pathway is outputted to a display processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Naoki Mori, Tomoko Hashimoto, Toshihiko Ogura, Shozo Takamatsu, Hideo Utsuno, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hirofumi Ito
  • Publication number: 20170151810
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a transport mechanism which transports a medium in a first direction; a pre-treatment liquid coating mechanism which coats a pre-treatment liquid on the medium; a liquid ejecting unit which includes a plurality of ink nozzles which eject ink; and a control unit which controls the pre-treatment liquid coating mechanism and the liquid ejecting unit, in which the pre-treatment liquid coating mechanism includes a first mechanism which is disposed in a first region A and a second mechanism which is disposed in a second region B positioned on an upstream side of the first region A in the first direction, and the plurality of ink nozzles has a portion which overlaps with respect to the first mechanism in a second direction which intersects with the first direction and a portion which does not overlap with respect to the second mechanism in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Masashi KAMIBAYASHI, Masako FUKUDA, Hironori SATO, Takahiro KANEGAE, Hiroyuki HAGIWARA
  • Patent number: 9647298
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery is provided. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes an anode; a cathode; a separator; an electrolytic solution including a solvent and an electrolyte salt; wherein the solvent includes a fluoro ethylene carbonate, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte battery has a discharge capacity ratio of a discharge capacity B when discharging at a 5 C rate to a discharge capacity A when discharging at a 0.2 C rate ((B/A)×100%), and wherein the discharge capacity ratio is 80% or more. An electrical apparatus including a nonaqueous electrolyte battery is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Hayashi, Tadahiko Kubota, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Akira Ichihashi, Yuzuru Fukushima, Hironori Sato, Masaki Kuratsuka, Hideto Watanabe, Kimio Tajima, Masahiro Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20170072707
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a liquid ejecting section that is capable of ejecting a reactant liquid and an ink, and a control section that controls operation of the liquid ejecting section. The control section sets an ejection duty of the reactant liquid according to an ejection duty of the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Masashi KAMIBAYASHI, Masako FUKUDA, Hironori SATO, Naoki KAYAHARA
  • Publication number: 20170007135
    Abstract: Provided is a frequency transfer characteristic blood vessel index value calculation apparatus including a pulse wave acquisition unit that acquires first pulse wave data of a pulse wave at a first site, and second pulse wave data of a pulse wave at a second site; a pulse wave frequency characteristic derivation unit that derives a first frequency characteristic of the first pulse wave from the first pulse wave data and derives a second frequency characteristic of the second pulse wave from the second pulse wave data; a frequency transfer characteristic calculation unit that calculates a frequency transfer characteristic for a system that uses the first pulse wave as input and the second pulse wave as output; a frequency transfer characteristic correction unit that corrects the frequency transfer characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miki IMAMURA, Toshihiko OGURA, Yukiya SAWANOI, Hironori SATO
  • Patent number: 9533433
    Abstract: Provided is a water absorbent resin that is useful to sanitary materials such as a disposable diaper, a sanitary napkin, and a blood absorbent for medical use each having a higher liquid permeability and a higher water absorbing speed. Further provided is a water absorbent resin powder that is useful to sanitary materials such as a disposable diaper, a sanitary napkin, and a blood absorbent for medical use each having a smaller amount of return of a liquid and a higher heat retaining property. A gel grinding device to be used to produce a water absorbent resin, includes: a screw; a feed opening; an extrusion opening; a porous plate; and a barrel, the screw including: a rotating shaft; and a flight, and the screw satisfying at least one of specific parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushi Torii, Kohei Omori, Nobuya Tanaka, Shigeru Sakamoto, Kenji Tada, Hironori Sato
  • Patent number: 9493108
    Abstract: An on-vehicle apparatus detects other vehicle lights from an image picked up outside the vehicle. The apparatus acquires an image around the vehicle and extracts light sources from the image. The apparatus calculates a target area probability that is a probability of a light source in a target area being different vehicle light, in accordance with a probability that light-source feature quantities at least including either of a color of light source and a shape of light source coincide with target-area feature quantities, the target area indicating a preset site that is a part of an area indicating each of the light sources. The target-area feature quantities are prepared as feature quantities of vehicle light, being correlated to the position of a target area. The apparatus outputs information that a light source having the target area probability of not less than a preset threshold is different vehicle light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taiji Morishita, Hironori Sato, Kentarou Shiota
  • Patent number: 9474485
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement device includes a cuff, a display, a distance sensor, an acceleration sensor, and a CPU. The display displays a positional relationship between the patient's heart and the device, which includes a flat screen. The distance sensor measures a distance between the device and the patient, and detects a subject to be measured on a line perpendicular to the flat screen of the display and measures the distance. The acceleration sensor measures an angle of inclination of the device when mounted on the patient's wrist. The CPU calculates a positional relationship between the patient's heart and the device based on the distance between the device and the subject to be measured, the angle of inclination of the device mounted on the patient's wrist, the length of the patient's forearm and upper arm, and a vertical distance between the patient's shoulder and heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Toshihiko Ogura, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Yukiya Sawanoi, Kenji Fujii
  • Publication number: 20160301110
    Abstract: A nonaqueous electrolyte battery is provided. The nonaqueous electrolyte battery includes an anode; a cathode; a separator; an electrolytic solution including a solvent and an electrolyte salt; wherein the solvent includes a fluoro ethylene carbonate, wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte battery has a discharge capacity ratio of a discharge capacity B when discharging at a 5 C rate to a discharge capacity A when discharging at a 0.2 C rate ((B/A)×100%), and wherein the discharge capacity ratio is 80% or more. An electrical apparatus including a nonaqueous electrolyte battery is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Akira Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Hayashi, Tadahiko Kubota, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Akira Ichihashi, Yuzuru Fukushima, Hironori Sato, Masaki Kuratsuka, Hideto Watanabe, Kimio Tajima, Masahiro Miyamoto