Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Arai

Hiroshi Arai 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: 11501860
    Abstract: A medical information terminal for input and display of medical information of a patient comprises a position information obtaining unit that obtains position information of the medical information terminal, an information concealing level setting unit that sets an information concealing level for description contents of each item of the medical information, and an information concealing unit that determines an information display threshold value indicating a threshold value at which the description contents of each item are displayed according to the position information obtained by the position information obtaining unit and conceals the description contents of each item if the information concealing level of each item of the medical information is at the information display threshold value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Arai
  • Publication number: 20220358636
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that makes a user analyze a sample without stressing the user as much as possible. An analyzer is provided with a display unit and a display control unit for controlling the display unit. The display control unit causes the display unit to display predetermined information in a step in which the user is waiting among steps of analyzing the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Hiroshi ARAI, Keita FUJINO, Masato HIRADE, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Kenji YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220357359
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for making a user analyze a sample while providing convenience to the user. An information providing system is provided with a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the part needs to be replaced, a display unit, and a display control unit configured to control the display unit. The display control unit causes the display unit to display supplier information on a supplier of the part when the part needs to be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Hiroshi ARAI, Masato HIRADE, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Kenji YAMASAKI, Keita FUJINO
  • Patent number: 11483483
    Abstract: A display apparatus that includes a first imaging unit that images a user, a first distance detector that identifies an eye of the user and measure a first distance that is a distance from the identified eye to the first imaging unit, a second imaging unit that images an object, a second distance detector that measures a second distance that is a distance from the second imaging unit to the object, an image processor that processes the images, and a display unit, the image processor calculating a display imaging range, extracting the calculated display imaging range from the image imaged by the second imaging unit, and causing the display unit to display it, and the display imaging range being such a range that the object displayed and an external scenery not interrupted by the display unit seen from a viewpoint of the user have the same size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Ikuya Arai, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Tomonori Nomura, Osamu Kawamae, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Naohisa Takamizawa
  • Publication number: 20220327558
    Abstract: Aspects relate to contribution management for quantifying the contribution of solution owners to digital ecosystems based on the growth progress of the digital ecosystem. A contribution management device for managing a contribution of a solution owner in a digital ecosystem, including a data collection unit to collect a first set of solution performance metrics for a first digital solution and a set of ecosystem key performance indicators, a contribution measurement unit to calculate a first contribution score for the first digital solution, and a suggestion unit to generate a set of recommended actions for increasing growth of the digital ecosystem. The contribution measurement unit further includes a growth assessment unit to generate a set of growth progress data for the digital ecosystem and a dynamic weight calculation unit to calculate the first set of metric weights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Jayesh GUNTUPALLI, Shin TEZUKA, Hatem ELSERAFY, Santosh MAURYA, Yusuke ARAI, Kentarou WATANABE, Hiroshi NAKAGOE, Yoji OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220329249
    Abstract: An R/D conversion method includes a step of removing a frequency band including a frequency component that is twice an excitation frequency of excitation signals of a resolver (30) from a digital angle value (?). The R/D conversion method further includes a step of outputting, by the resolver (30), the resolver signals having a phase difference that corresponds to an angle of the resolver with respect to the excitation signals, respectively, and a step of feeding back the digital angle value (?) includes feeding back the digital angle value (?) to the resolver signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi KUSHIHARA, Hirofumi MARUYAMA, Ryohei USHIKUSA, Shinichi ARAI
  • Patent number: 11462804
    Abstract: Various battery cell arrangements are presented herein. The battery cell can include an anode current collector. The battery cell can include a carbon-based anode coating layer that coats the anode current collector. A first bond between the anode current collector and the anode coating layer may have a first adhesion strength. The battery cell also includes a cathode, a separator layer that contacts the cathode, and a separator coating layer. The separator coating layer can be positioned between the anode coating layer and the separator layer. A second bond between the separator coating material and the anode coating material has a second adhesion strength. The second adhesion strength of the second bond may be greater than the first adhesion strength of the first bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TeraWatt Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Imoto, Ken Ogata, Juichi Arai, Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 11454647
    Abstract: A cantilever has a probe at a tip end. An optical system emits laser light to the cantilever and detects the laser light reflected by the cantilever. A measurement unit measures characteristics of a sample based on a displacement of the cantilever obtained by a change in a position of the laser light detected by the optical system. The laser light adjustment unit adjusts, when adjusting the optical axis of the laser light, a spot diameter of the laser light to be larger than the spot diameter when measuring the characteristics of a sample. The imaging unit captures an image of a range including the position of the probe when adjusting the optical axis of the laser light. The display unit displays the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma Watanabe, Keita Fujino, Masato Hirade, Kenji Yamasaki, Hideo Nakajima, Yuichiro Ikeda, Hiroshi Arai
  • Patent number: 11435392
    Abstract: An inspection method includes a step S20 of electrically connecting electrical signal terminals of a semiconductor device to electric connectors, and optically connecting optical signal terminals of the semiconductor device to optical connectors, a step S30 of measuring a test light output signal output from a monitoring element provided in an inspection object in response to a test input signal having been input to the monitoring element while adjusting conditions of a position and an inclination of the inspection object, and extracting conditions in which an optical intensity of the test light output signal is a predetermined determination value or greater as inspection conditions, and a step S40 of inspecting the semiconductor device under the inspection conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Micronics
    Inventors: Osamu Arai, Hiroshi Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20220270651
    Abstract: A hard disk drive (HDD) includes an enclosure base, a first cover coupled to the base, and two separate gasket seals composed of different materials and configured to seal the interface between the first cover and the base. One gasket seal is composed of a material having a low permeability to helium or another lighter-than-air gas contained within the HDD, and the other gasket seal is composed of material having a low water vapor or moisture transmission. By using two separate independent gaskets which have different attributes, the lighter-than-air gas concentration is kept high and humidity is kept low during manufacturing testing, prior to affixing a hermetic second cover over the first cover, and degradation of HDD performance due to change of flying height is ultimately avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yuichi Arai, Miki Namihisa, Hiroshi Matsuda, Takashi Tomita
  • Patent number: 11423947
    Abstract: An image recording method in an image processing apparatus, includes the steps of acquiring, from a plurality of cameras, respective video images which the plurality of cameras start capturing in the sea before a first light that is lit in a first color is turned on and end capturing after a second light that is lit in a second color is turned on after the first tight is turned on, detecting, for each of the video images, a difference in luminance between chronologically adjacent frames in the video image, associating times of frames between the video images on the basis of the difference, and recording the video images with the associated times in a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miwa, Dhugal Lindsay, Masafumi Shimotashiro, Hiroshi Takahashi, Atsushi Arai
  • Publication number: 20220257874
    Abstract: A blood vessel specifying device (1) includes an image processing device (31) configured to subject an image for analysis of a target part (2) to image processing to acquire blood vessel information including positions and shapes of blood vessels included in the target part (2), an evaluation device (32) configured to use the blood vessel information to assign a point rating regarding a parameter that indicates a conformity to a particular purpose with respect to the blood vessels included in the image for analysis depending on a degree of the conformity, and a specification device (33) configured to specify conforming blood vessels conforming to the purpose from the blood vessels included in the target part (2) in accordance with rating points of the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki SAITO, Yoshiyuki FUKAMI, Hiroshi KAMIYA, Osamu ARAI, Kazuhiko SASAGAWA, Koichi SAGAWA, Yasutaka HANADA, Toshiro ONO
  • Patent number: 11415549
    Abstract: The present invention provides an eddy current flaw detection device capable of applying a sufficiently strong magnetic field to a test object without using a significantly large magnet. A magnetic-field forming magnet 60 includes a base magnet piece 60a and a tip magnet piece 60b. The tip magnet piece 60b has a tip pole face 62 from which a magnetic pole is directed toward a test object 30. The tip pole face 62 has a smaller area than a base face 64 of the base magnet piece 60a, the base face 64 being located on the opposite side of the magnetic-field forming magnet 60 from the tip pole face 62.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Arai, Akihiro Shin, Takaaki Yamada, Hiroshi Azuma
  • Patent number: 11415596
    Abstract: A scanning probe microscope 1 is provided with a control unit 15. The control unit 15 includes a signal acquisition processing unit 151, an image acquisition processing unit 152, a scanning condition change processing unit 154, a scanning processing unit 155, and a noise determination processing unit 156. In the scanning probe microscope 1, when removing noise included in a surface image of a sample, the scanning condition change processing unit 154 changes a scanning condition. And, the signal acquisition processing unit 151 acquires an output signal from a detection unit 12. The image acquisition processing unit 152 acquires a surface image of a sample S based on the output signal. The noise determination processing unit 156 determines whether or not noise is inclined in the output signal contains noise based on the change in the output signal or the change in the surface image of the sample S when the scanning condition is changed by the scanning condition change processing unit 154.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Arai, Masato Hirade
  • Publication number: 20220249016
    Abstract: A blood vessel position display device (1) includes an image processing device (31) configured to subject an image for analysis of a target part (2) to image processing to acquire blood vessel information including positions and shapes of blood vessels included in the target part (2), a selection device (32) configured to choose blood vessels as conforming blood vessels in which a parameter obtained from the blood vessel information satisfies specific conditions, an image generation device (33) configured to generate a projection image including display lines at least set to have lengths corresponding to the conforming blood vessels, and a projection device (40) configured to cause the positions of the display lines to correspond to the positions of the conforming blood vessels so as to project the projection image on the target part (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Yuki SAITO, Yoshiyuki FUKAMI, Hiroshi KAMIYA, Osamu ARAI, Kazuhiko SASAGAWA, Koichi SAGAWA, Yasutaka HANADA, Toshiro ONO
  • Patent number: 11407256
    Abstract: A tyre includes a tread portion including a crown land portion defined between two main grooves extending continuously in a tyre circumferential direction. The crown land portion is provided with crown lateral grooves traversing the crown land portion. Each of the crown lateral grooves, in a cross-sectional view perpendicular to its longitudinal direction, includes a sipe portion having a width equal to or less than 1.5 mm, and a main portion connected to the sipe portion and opening at a ground contact surface of the crown land portion. The main portion has a width enlarging from the sipe portion. The main portion has a depth smaller than depths of the main grooves. The sipe portion has a first wall extending in a tyre radial direction so as to be continuous with a first wall of the main portion to form a single groove wall together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Arai
  • Patent number: 11232353
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that creates a plurality of learning information items including an input image and a teacher image as an expected value by image-processing the input image in accordance with a scenario described with a program code, and supplies the created plurality of learning information items to a machine learning module that composes an image processing algorithm by machine learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Arai
  • Patent number: 11196929
    Abstract: Posture information corresponding to a line of an input image is calculated. Then, a first virtual line, which is a line in a line direction of the input image for which the posture information calculated is common, is rotated according to the posture information to obtain a second virtual line on the output image. For each pixel of the output image, a corresponding second virtual line is calculated, and posture information is obtained on the basis of the corresponding second virtual line. Then, for coordinates of each pixel of the output image, the reference coordinates on the input image corresponding to the pixel coordinates is calculated using the associated posture information. By cutting out the output image from the input image on the basis of the reference pixel, highly accurate distortion correction can be realized even in a case where the camera posture differs depending on the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norimitsu Okiyama, Hiroshi Arai, Yumi Nagaoka, Hiroaki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210314473
    Abstract: The accuracy of rolling shutter distortion correction for captured images is improved. Posture information corresponding to a line of an input image is calculated. Then, a first virtual line, which is a line in a line direction of the input image for which the posture information calculated is common, is rotated according to the posture information to obtain a second virtual line on the output image. For each pixel of the output image, a corresponding second virtual line is calculated, and posture information is obtained on the basis of the corresponding second virtual line. Then, for coordinates of each pixel of the output image, the reference coordinates on the input image corresponding to the pixel coordinates is calculated using the associated posture information. By cutting out the output image from the input image on the basis of the reference pixel, highly accurate distortion correction can be realized even in a case where the camera posture differs depending on the line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: NORIMITSU OKIYAMA, HIROSHI ARAI, YUMI NAGAOKA, HIROAKI TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210311091
    Abstract: A cantilever (2) has a probe (7) at a tip end. An optical system (80) emits laser light to the cantilever (2) and detects the laser light reflected by the cantilever (2). A measurement unit (14) measures characteristics of a sample (9) based on a displacement of the cantilever (2) obtained by a change in a position of the laser light detected by the optical system (80). The laser light adjustment unit (20) adjusts, when adjusting the optical axis of the laser light, a spot diameter of the laser light to be larger than the spot diameter when measuring the characteristics of a sample (8). The imaging unit (10) captures an image of a range including the position of the probe (7) when adjusting the optical axis of the laser light. The display unit (12) displays the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Keita FUJINO, Masato HIRADE, Kenji YAMASAKI, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hiroshi ARAI