Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Ikeda

Hiroshi Ikeda 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: 20190369808
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including circuitry configured to control output of a first content according to first content information, determine information related to a real object which is different from a manipulation body used for content selection or object manipulation by a user, and control output of a second content, which is different from the first content, according to second content information, wherein the second content information is based on the first content information and the determined information related to the real object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo IKEDA, Hiroshi SAITO, Maya KAMACHI, Yu HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190369544
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier that includes a rotating shaft, and is rotatable around the rotating shaft; a plurality of functional members disposed along an outer periphery of the image carrier; and a plurality of distance regulating members that maintains a constant distance between each of the plurality of functional members and the image carrier, wherein the plurality of functional members includes a first functional member and a second functional member, the plurality of distance regulating members includes a first distance regulating member and a second distance regulating member, the first distance regulating member includes a first abutting surface, the second distance regulating member includes a second abutting surface, and the first abutting surface and the second abutting surface are disposed side by side in a circumferential direction on the peripheral surface of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MIZUNO, Hideaki IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190365859
    Abstract: The present invention provides a preventive or therapeutic agent for an inflammatory skin disease, such as psoriasis, the agent comprising an oligopeptide as an active ingredient. More specifically, the invention provides a preventive or therapeutic agent for an inflammatory skin disease, the agent comprising an oligopeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence containing a DE loop sequence of RANKL protein and a ?-strand D sequence of RANKL protein placed adjacent to the N-terminal side of the DE loop sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Munehisa Shimamura, Hironori Nakagami, Yuka Ikeda, Ryuichi Morishita, Hiroshi Koriyama
  • Patent number: 10499402
    Abstract: There is provided an app management software 16 for cooperating with a bandwidth control system 2 for dynamically changing a communication bandwidth of the mobile information terminal 3 for each type of application 3a which is installed on the mobile information terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Freebit Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikeda, Atsuki Ishida, Hiroshi Oizumi, Noriaki Misawa
  • Patent number: 10493435
    Abstract: A micro coil includes a micro coil body having heat resistance sufficient to keep the micro coil body from thermal decomposition and melting in a high-temperature environment, and a coating layer that is provided on a surface of the micro coil body, and has heat resistance and electrical conductivity under the high-temperature environment and an oxidizing atmosphere. The coating layer has a shape that causes induced current to be produced according to a magnetic-field component of radio waves, when the micro coil receives the radio waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Otsuki, Shinji Ikeda, Norio Inami
  • Patent number: 10488787
    Abstract: A remaining powder amount detection device includes: a powder moving portion configured to change a distribution of powder in an inner space of a powder container containing the powder; a drive unit configured to drive the powder moving portion; a change value detector configured to detect a change value indicating a positional change of the powder container; and a remaining powder amount detector configured to detect a remaining amount of the powder contained in the powder container, based on the change value. The drive unit is configured to drive the powder moving portion so as to move the powder to near the change value detector. The remaining powder amount detector is configured to detect the remaining amount based on the change value in a state where the powder is moved to near the change value detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okamura, Masaki Tsugawa, Yuji Ikeda, Natsuko Ishizuka, Hayato Fujita, Yohei Kushida, Keita Maejima
  • Publication number: 20190344376
    Abstract: A resistance spot welding method of squeezing parts to be welded, which are a plurality of overlapping metal sheets, by a pair of electrodes and passing a current while applying an electrode force to join the parts to be welded comprises: a first step of passing a current by constant current control to form a fusion zone having a diameter of not less than 2?t, expressed in mm, between the metal sheets, where t, expressed in mm, is a sheet thickness of a thinnest metal sheet of the metal sheets; a second step of cooling the fusion zone to have a diameter of not greater than 80% of D, where D, expressed in mm, is a diameter of the fusion zone formed in the first step; and a third step of performing adaptive control welding by controlling a current passage amount according to a target that is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicants: JFE STEEL CORPORATION, JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chikaumi SAWANISHI, Hiroshi MATSUDA, Rinsei IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190340769
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a processing unit that tracks a target on the basis of a captured image that has been captured by an imaging device and sensor information obtained by communication from a sensor that senses the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi IKEDA, Seijiro INABA, Nobuho IKEDA, Yuta NAKAO, Hideyuki SATO
  • Patent number: 10465160
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to develop a means capable of maintaining the enzymatic activity of a microorganism even in a dry state. Provided is a method for producing a dry microbial cell powder maintaining an enzyme titer, characterized by comprising adding a carbohydrate to a liquid of microbial cells having an enzymatic activity and then drying the liquid. Also provided is a dry microbial cell powder obtained by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yakult Honsha
    Inventors: Masakazu Ikeda, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Kisaku Shimura, Yuki Fukuda, Masahiko Ito
  • Publication number: 20190327891
    Abstract: Provided is a combine capable of harvesting an appropriate amount of grains according to a free capacity of a drier, while reducing trouble for a worker. A harvest amount sensor is capable of a first determination U1 for determining the grain storage amount intermittently during reaping traveling of a traveling vehicle body and a second determination U2 for determining the grain storage amount based on a manual operation during stopped state of the traveling vehicle body. A calculation section is configured to calculate the total harvest amount based on a first determination amount M1 by the first determination U1 and a second determination amount M2 by the second determination U2. A decision section is provided for deciding whether the total harvest amount has exceeded the target storage amount MI based on a requested grain amount requested by a drier, or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Inoue, Kazuhiro Takahara, Hiroshi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20190331711
    Abstract: A scanning probe microscope includes a light source, a detector, a housing, an opening and closing door, an opening and closing sensor, a control unit, and the like. The opening and closing door is provided in the housing. The control unit 16 also functions as the light intensity change processing unit 164. In the scanning probe microscope, when the opening and closing sensor detects opening and closing of the opening and closing door, the light intensity change processing unit automatically changes the intensity of light irradiated from the light source based on a detection result of the opening and closing sensor. Therefore, it is possible to omit light intensity adjustment work performed manually by the user. As a result, the workability of the user when using the scanning probe microscope 1 can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Keita FUJINO, Eiji IIDA, Masato HIRADE, Kenji YAMASAKI, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hiroshi ARAI
  • Publication number: 20190333234
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) includes a first analyzing unit (2020), a second analyzing unit (2040), and an estimating unit (2060). The first analyzing unit (2020) calculates a flow of a crowd in a capturing range of a fixed camera (10) using a first surveillance image (12). The second analyzing unit (2040) calculates a distribution of an attribute of objects in a capturing range of a moving camera (20) using a second surveillance image (22). The estimating unit (2060) estimates an attribute distribution for a range that is not included in the capturing range of the moving camera (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma OAMI, Katsuhiko TAKAHASHI, Yusuke KONISHI, Hiroshi YAMADA, Hiroo IKEDA, Junko NAKAGAWA, Kosuke YOSHIMI, Ryo KAWAI, Takuya OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190324053
    Abstract: Provided is a scanning probe microscope being able to shorten an observation time of a minute observation object. Main measurement is performed to acquire a surface image of a sample based on a detection signal in a measurement range of a plurality of lines by repeating, for each line, processing of scanning a cantilever at predetermined second intervals in a Y-direction after acquiring the detection signal at predetermined first intervals while scanning the cantilever on a line having a predetermined length along an X-direction. Preliminary measurement is performed to acquire a surface image of the sample by acquiring the detection signal at intervals wider than the first intervals or scanning the cantilever in the Y-direction at intervals wider than the second intervals before the main measurement, the surface image of the sample being coarser than the surface image in the main measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuma WATANABE, Keita FUJINO, Eiji IIDA, Masato HIRADE, Kenji YAMASAKI, Hideo NAKAJIMA, Yuichiro IKEDA, Hiroshi ARAI
  • Publication number: 20190325589
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) includes a first analyzing unit (2020), a second analyzing unit (2040), and an estimating unit (2060). The first analyzing unit (2020) calculates a flow of a crowd in a capturing range of a fixed camera (10) using a first surveillance image (12). The second analyzing unit (2040) calculates a distribution of an attribute of objects in a capturing range of a moving camera (20) using a second surveillance image (22). The estimating unit (2060) estimates an attribute distribution for a range that is not included in the capturing range of the moving camera (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma OAMI, Katsuhiko TAKAHASHI, Yusuke KONISHI, Hiroshi YAMADA, Hiroo IKEDA, Junko NAKAGAWA, Kosuke YOSHIMI, Ryo KAWAI, Takuya OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10452050
    Abstract: A positioning unit that performs positioning with respect to a predetermined sample, an imaging unit that obtains an image of the sample, and a processing unit, in which the imaging unit is moved by the positioning unit, and obtains a first image and a second image which is obtained later than the first image, and in which the processing unit obtains a first position shift trend from the first image and the second image, and determines whether or not the positioning is abnormal from a change of the first position shift trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Odai, Tomohiro Inoue, Isao Takahira, Hiroshi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20190317625
    Abstract: An electrostatic capacitive coupling type touch panel including an input region having four sides, a peripheral region around the input region, terminals formed in the peripheral region along a first side of the input region, wirings formed In the peripheral region along second, third and fourth sides of the input region, and the input region having X and Y electrodes crossing. The wirings are connected between corresponding X or Y electrodes and wiring terminals plurality of terminals. A dummy wiring, which is not connected to any of the X electrodes or Y electrodes, is provided outside the wiring formed in a farthest position from the input region, and the dummy wiring extends through the peripheral region along the second, third and fourth sides of the input region, and electrically connects to at least one dummy wiring terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi ESAKA, Shouji IKEDA, Kouichi ANNO
  • Publication number: 20190315017
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a pellet and an apparatus for producing a pellet, including a conveyor belt that conveys a strand formed by melting a composition containing a thermoplastic resin and an additive and then ejecting the molten composition from a feeder, a liquid-spraying device spraying a liquid toward the strand conveyed, a gas-blowing device blowing a gas toward the strand conveyed, a strand cutter cutting the strand conveyed into a pellet, the liquid-spraying device, the gas-blowing device, and the strand cutter being disposed in this order in the conveying direction of the strand, a measurement device measuring a surface temperature of the strand, the measurement device being disposed upstream of the strand cutter in the conveying direction, and an adjustment mechanism adjusting driving of at least one of the liquid-spraying device and the gas-blowing device in accordance with the surface temperature measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Sakurai, Yasuaki Kumagai, Hisanori Ikeda, Koji Nakanishi, Yasuhiro Iriguchi, Kazunari Fukasawa, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190301607
    Abstract: A multistage shaft sealing apparatus includes a first sealing unit, a second sealing unit, and a third sealing unit provided, in a sequential order from a side of the apparatus closer to inside of the apparatus, in a fluid leakage passage formed between the rotating shaft or the rotating member and a housing located to surround the rotating shaft or the rotating member. The first sealing unit includes a first runner and a first sealing ring which form a non-contact-type sealing surface; the second sealing unit includes a second runner and a second sealing ring which form a contact-type sealing surface; the third sealing unit includes a third runner and a third sealing ring which form a contact-type sealing surface, and a purge water supply passage supplying purge water to the third sealing unit and a purge water discharge passage discharging the purge water supplied to the third sealing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takanobu Otani, Hiroshi Kuzumi, Hiroyuki Tokumasu, Toshihiko Matsuo, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Hitoshi Ito, Yasushi Takayama, Tomoki Hanada
  • Publication number: 20190305770
    Abstract: An electronic control device includes a first pull-up resistor connected between a power supply and a switch, a series circuit of a transistor and a second pull-up resistor with a resistance value lower than that of the first pull-up resistor, connected in parallel with the first pull-up resistor, and a microcomputer, an output port of which is connected to a base terminal of the transistor and which controls a turning on and off of the transistor using a signal output from the output port. A connection point of the switch, the first pull-up resistor, and the second pull-up resistor is connected to a first analog measurement port of the microcomputer, a power supply is connected to a second analog measurement port of the microcomputer, and current flowing into the switch is detected using a value of voltage input into the first analog measurement port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Koji UEDA, Hiroshi MIZUKAMI, Hisanori NOBE, Yoshiyuki SERA, Toru IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10431446
    Abstract: A wafer cleaner and a method therefor that efficiently cleans a wafer with a little amount of a cleaning liquid and efficiently performs a heating wet cleaning processing. The present invention includes a stage where a wafer is placed, a rotary driving unit that rotates the stage in a circumferential direction, a liquid discharge nozzle disposed facing the wafer placed on the stage and supplies a cleaning liquid on the wafer placed on the stage, and a control unit that causes the liquid discharge nozzle to supply a space between the wafer placed on the stage and the liquid discharge nozzle with a predetermined amount of the cleaning liquid to fill the space. The present invention also includes a lamp disposed on a position facing the wafer placed on the stage to heat at least an interface portion of the wafer and a cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shiro Hara, Sommawan Khumpuang, Shinichi Ikeda, Akihiro Goto, Hiroshi Amano