Hiroshi Imai 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: There is provided a lumen maintenance catheter used for vascular suture, in which an operator can stably grip the catheter to improve the operability, and the entire catheter is prevented from entering a blood vessel. The lumen maintenance catheter for vascular suture includes a shaft having flexibility and a bulging part bulging in a radial direction at a distal end of the shaft, wherein the shaft includes a small diameter part on a distal end side, and a large diameter part larger in diameter than the small diameter part, on a rear end side, the small diameter part and the large diameter part are connected by an inclined part that is inclined so that a diameter of the shaft increases toward the rear end side, and the rigidity of the shaft increases as the diameter increases.
Abstract: A flow passage unit is detachably mounted on a pressure detection unit and detects a pressure to be transmitted to a pressure detection part. The flow passage unit includes a flexible flow passage part including a flexible flow passage which introduces liquid, flowing in the flexible flow passage part from an inflow port, to an outflow port, and which is made of a flexible material. The flow passage unit also includes a body portion configured to form a pressure transmitting space which surrounds an outer peripheral surface of the flexible flow passage part. The flow passage unit also includes a pressure transmitting part mounted on the body portion and having a thin-film shape. One surface of the pressure transmitting part faces the pressure transmitting space, and the other surface of the pressure transmitting part is capable of coming into contact with the pressure detection part.
Abstract: Provided are a system, a method, and the like which contribute to more reliably and smoothly providing information relating to an authentication result to a person who has been subjected to authentication. An information provision system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: an authentication unit which authenticates an authentication subject, who is to be subjected to authentication, using a captured image of the authentication subject; a determination unit which, in accordance with information about the authentication subject or the conditions of the authentication subject, determines the transmission destination to which information relating to the authentication result is to be transmitted in order to notify the authentication subject of the authentication result; and a transmission unit which transmits the information to the determined transmission destination.
Abstract: To provide a system, a method and the like for acquiring more images or more quickly focused images. A control device acquires information regarding a situation of a range captured by an imaging device, determines a mode according to an assumed situation of the range captured by the imaging device among a plurality of focusing modes, and transmits designation information specifying the determined mode to the imaging device. The imaging device receives the designation information from the control device, and captures an image using the mode specified by the received designation information.
Abstract: Provided is a tube holding member including: an insertion portion that is inserted into an insertion groove that has a first width in a width direction; and a pair of arm portions that project from the insertion groove, in which the insertion portion includes a pair of wall portions that hold a tube in a pinched state, and a coupling portion that couples the pair of wall portions, the coupling portion is elastically deformable, and the pair of wall portions are disposed to be in contact with the insertion groove such that the pair of wall portions have a second width that is longer than the first width in the width direction in a state in which the insertion portion is not inserted into the insertion groove and have the first width in the width direction in a state in which the insertion portion is inserted into the insertion groove.
Abstract: Provided is a tube pump system in which a first insertion groove extending along a first axial direction is formed in a first accommodating portion of a first tube pump, the first tube pump includes a first tube holding member that holds a first tube in the first insertion groove, a second insertion groove extending along a second axial direction is formed in a second accommodating portion of a second tube pump, the second tube pump includes a second tube holding member that holds the second tube in the second insertion groove, the shape of the first insertion groove is different from the shape of the second insertion groove, the first tube holding member has a shape corresponding to the first insertion groove, and the second tube holding member has a shape corresponding to the second insertion groove.
Abstract: An information providing device according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: at least one memory storing a set of instructions; and at least one processor configured to execute the set of instructions to: receive a face image; determine whether a person in the face image is unsuitable for iris data acquisition based on the face image; and output information based on determining that the person is unsuitable for the iris data acquisition when the person is determined to be unsuitable for the iris data acquisition.
Abstract: This power sale timing optimum control system is provided with a communication unit, a demand prediction unit, a supply prediction unit, and a timing determination unit. The communication unit acquires the amount of power stored in each of multiple power storage devices. The demand prediction unit predicts a total amount of demand on power in a utility customer group. On the basis of the acquired amount of stored power, the supply prediction unit predicts the total amount of suppliable power that can be supplied in the utility customer group. The timing determination unit determines a power sale timing on the basis of the predicted total amount of demand and the predicted total amount of suppliable power.
Abstract: A thermal flowmeter including a measurement tube that has an inflow port into which a liquid flows and an outflow port that allows the liquid which flows in from the inflow port to flow out, and has an internal flow passage where the liquid flows formed to extend along an axis, and a plurality of detection sections each of which has a heating resistor and a temperature detecting resistor along the axis and is provided at the measurement tube, and a control section that calculates a flow rate of the liquid flowing through the internal flow passage based on signals from the plurality of detection sections, wherein the plurality of detection sections are respectively provided with predetermined intervals left in a circumferential direction with the axis as a center.
Abstract: A coordinator (10) includes an accepting unit (11), a required resource information calculation unit (13a), an insufficient resource information calculation unit (13b), a combination determination unit (14), and a communication unit (18). The required resource information calculation unit (13a) calculates information regarding resources required to satisfy a request accepted by the accepting unit (11). The insufficient resource information calculation unit (13b) compares the required resources calculated by the required resource information calculation unit (13a) with resources included in each of a plurality of sensor nodes (30, 40, 50), and calculates information regarding an insufficient resource that each sensor node lacks. The combination determination unit (14) determines a combination of resources required to satisfy the request, based on the information regarding the insufficient resource calculated by the insufficient resource information calculation unit (13b).
Abstract: Provided is a tube pump including: a housing unit that has an inner peripheral surface, which is formed in an arc shape around an axis, along which a tube with flexibility is disposed, and that is opened toward one end side along the axis; a pair of roller units that are accommodated in the housing unit and rotate about the axis in a state in which the tube is blocked; a pair of drive units that cause each of the pair of roller units to rotate about the axis in the same direction; and a cover member that is disposed in the housing unit such that the cover member covers the pair of roller units and provides an annular opening region into which the tube is able to be inserted toward the inner peripheral surface.
Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to detect defects in a structure accurately in a non-contact manner. An optical path length converting unit (320) is disposed between a specimen being inspected and an image capturing element (310) in such a way as to cover part of a field of view of the image capturing element (310). An image analyzing unit (330) uses images captured by the image capturing element (310) to calculate amounts of displacement within the surface of the specimen, obtained using two fields of view of the image capturing element (310) not covered/covered by the optical path length converting unit (320). An out-of-plane displacement calculating unit (340) calculates an out-of-plane displacement of the specimen on the basis of the calculated amounts of displacement.
Abstract: The fluid transfer connector includes: a plug including a plug body, the plug body including a fluid channel; a socket including a socket body, the socket body including a fluid channel that communicates with the fluid channel of the plug body when the plug is connected to the socket; and a driving mechanism configured to adjust a distance between the plug body and the socket body. The plug body and the socket body can be stopped by the driving mechanism at an initial position where the plug body and the socket body are spaced from and face each other, a connecting position where the fluid channel of the plug body communicates with the fluid channel of the socket body, and an intermediate position between the initial position and the connecting position.
Abstract: Provided is a joint structure comprising a main body, a tubular part that is formed in a tubular shape to protrude from the main body along an axis and holds an outer peripheral surface of the resin-made tube, and a protrusion that is formed in a shaft shape to protrude from the main body along the axis and forms, between the protrusion and the tubular part, an insertion groove in which the resin-made tube is inserted, the main body and the protrusion are formed with a coupling channel extending along the axis and coupling a liquid transferring channel and another channel, and a tip of the protrusion is disposed at a position closer to the main body than a tip of the tubular part.
Abstract: A matching apparatus includes: a sensor-side metadata acquisition unit that acquires sensor-side metadata; an application-side metadata acquisition unit that acquires application-side metadata; a matching unit that performs matching between the sensor-side metadata and the application-side metadata in which a first related term that is related to a term in the acquired sensor-side metadata and a second related term that is related to a term in the acquired application-side metadata are in common with each other, and extracts a sensor candidate; and a dataflow control command instruction unit that transmits a dataflow control command that includes information that specifies the sensor extracted by the matching unit and an application.
Abstract: A metadata generation apparatus capable of generating metadata, as well as a metadata generation method and program are provided. The sensing device is configured to generate an output value based on a physical amount that is input. The metadata generation apparatus includes a probability density function generation unit and a metadata generation unit. The probability density function generation unit is configured to generate a probability density function of an output value when a specific physical amount is input to the sensing device. The metadata generation unit is configured to generate metadata based on the probability density function.
Abstract: A compatibility determination apparatus, a compatibility determination method and a program that are configured to determine the compatibility of an agent that outputs input data to a processing module are provided. The processing module is a learned model generated by using a plurality of learning data. Each of the plurality of learning data includes input data and a ground truth label of output data associated with the input data. First metadata is associated with the processing module. The first metadata is generated based on a probability density function of a plurality of input data associated with a ground truth label common to each thereof. The compatibility determination apparatus acquires the first metadata, and determines the compatibility based on the first metadata.
Abstract: Provided is a metadata generation apparatus. The metadata generation apparatus generates metadata that is associated with a processing module. The processing module is a trained model generated by using a plurality of sets of learning data. Each set of the learning data includes input data and a correct label of output data. The metadata generation apparatus includes a probability density function generation unit and a metadata generation unit. The probability density function generation unit generate a probability density function of a plurality of sets of input data associated with the same correct label. The metadata generation unit generates metadata based on the probability density function.
Abstract: At an electric pump, a first gasket is interposed between a stator and a motor housing, and a supporting member, and a second gasket is interposed between the supporting member and a substrate housing. Further, the electric pump has a first snap-fit structure that assembles the stator to the supporting member, a second snap-fit structure that assembles the motor housing the supporting member, and a third snap-fit structure that assembles the substrate housing to the supporting member.
Abstract: A power supply and demand prediction system that predicts the power supply and demand of a group including multiple utility customers is provided and includes a communication unit, a demand prediction unit, a power generation prediction unit, and a stored power prediction unit. The communication unit acquires the amount of power stored in each of multiple power storage devices belonging to the group. The demand prediction unit predicts the amount of demand for power for each utility customer. The power generation prediction unit predicts the amount of power generated by each of multiple solar panels belonging to the group. The stored power prediction unit predicts the amount of power stored in each battery on the basis of the amount of stored power acquired for each power storage device, the amount of demand predicted for each utility customer, and the amount of generated power predicted for each solar panel.