Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Kubo

Hiroshi Kubo 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: 20200336615
    Abstract: An edge detecting device includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire first color information and second color information in an image including a document region and a background region outside the document region. The first color information is color information of the background region and the second color information is color information of the document region. The processing circuitry is configured to detect a boundary between the background region and the document region from a change in color information between the first color information and the second color information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiko ONO, Hajime TSUKAHARA, Hiroki SHIRADO, Ayumu HASHIMOTO, Yuuki NAKADA, Tatsuya OZAKI, Hiroshi KUBO, Yoshiaki NAGAO, Kimiharu YANAGISAWA, Masahiro ITOH
  • Publication number: 20200296255
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes circuitry to: obtain a read image read from an image of a document output from an image reading device; detect an edge between a background area and a document area in the read image; sample a detection result of the edge at each first interval in a first direction to extract a first boundary point group including a plurality of boundary points; sample the detection result of the edge at each second interval in the first direction to extract a second boundary point group including a plurality of boundary points; determine a noise removal condition based on the first boundary point group; remove, from the second boundary point group, a boundary point satisfying the noise removal condition as noise; and calculate a linear equation approximating the second boundary point group from which the noise is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: AYUMU HASHIMOTO, HAJIME TSUKAHARA, HIROKI SHIRADO, YUUKI NAKADA, TOMOHIKO ONO, TATSUYA OZAKI, HIROSHI KUBO, KIMIHARU YANAGISAWA, YOSHIAKI NAGAO, MASAHIRO ITOH
  • Publication number: 20200291843
    Abstract: An attachment structure for an exhaust gas sensor (74), wherein an exhaust gas sensor (74) is attached to a downstream connection pipe part (68c) of an exhaust pipe (66) so as to be disposed, in a side view of a motorcycle (10), in a spatial region between a footrest (78) and a brake pedal (76) provided to the motorcycle (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kubo, Yuji Kurasawa, Hiroshi Tadokoro
  • Publication number: 20200286874
    Abstract: An optical module includes an optical semiconductor chip including a first electrode pad, a second electrode pad, and a third electrode pad arranged between the first electrode pad and the second electrode pad, a wiring substrate on which the optical semiconductor chip is flip-chip mounted, including a fourth electrode pad, a fifth electrode pad, and a sixth electrode pad arranged between the fourth electrode pad and the fifth electrode pad, a first conductive material connecting the first electrode pad with the fourth electrode pad, a second conductive material connecting the second electrode pad with the fifth electrode pad, a third conductive material arranged between the first conductive material and the second conductive material, connecting the third electrode pad with the sixth electrode pad, and a resin provided in an area on the second conductive material side of the third conductive material between the optical semiconductor chip and the wiring substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: FUJITSU OPTICAL COMPONENTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kento TAKAHASHI, Teruhiro KUBO, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10751005
    Abstract: A vital information monitor (1) includes a vital sign acquiring section (39) which acquires vital signs of a patient into whom a tracheal tube (14) connected to a respirator (13) is intubated, a producing section (31) which produces an extubation process display screen (72) on which determination items contained in an extubation process for removing the tracheal tube (14) from the patient are displayed, a displaying section (7) on which the vital signs acquired by the vital sign acquiring section and the extubation process display screen (72) are displayed, and a determining section (30) which determines whether the determination items satisfy predetermined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruko Sakurai, Hiroshi Kubo, Akira Nobukuni, Shingo Wake, Rie Muneshima, Tomoko Goto
  • Publication number: 20200252513
    Abstract: An inclination detecting device includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect, in image information that is an image of an object imaged by an imaging device at an imaging position where a background member forms a background, a first boundary between the background member and a shadow of the object at detection positions in at least one of main-scanning and sub-scanning directions on an outline of the object; detect a second boundary between the object and the shadow of the object at detection positions in at least one of the main-scanning and sub-scanning directions on the outline of the object in the image information; detect a boundary group including detection results of the second boundary at the detection positions; and detect an inclination of the object in the image information from detection results of the first boundary, the second boundary, and the boundary group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yuuki NAKADA, Hajime TSUKAHARA, Hiroki SHIRADO, Ayumu HASHIMOTO, Tomohiko ONO, Tatsuya OZAKI, Hiroshi KUBO, Yoshiaki NAGAO, Kimiharu YANAGISAWA, Masahiro ITOH
  • Publication number: 20200244837
    Abstract: An inclination detecting device includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect, in image information that is an image of an object imaged by an imaging device at an imaging position where a background member forms a background, a first boundary between the background member and a shadow of the object; detect a second boundary between the object and the shadow of the object in the image information; and detect an inclination of the object in the image information from the first boundary and the second boundary detected by the processing circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hajime TSUKAHARA, Hiroki SHIRADO, Ayumu HASHIMOTO, Yuuki NAKADA, Tomohiko ONO, Tatsuya OZAKI, Hiroshi KUBO, Yoshiaki NAGAO, Kimiharu YANAGISAWA, Masahiro ITOH
  • Publication number: 20200224680
    Abstract: A solenoid valve system includes a supply solenoid valve, a plurality of exhaust solenoid valves, and a valve control section controlling opening and closing operation of the supply solenoid valve and the plurality of exhaust solenoid valves using PWM or PFM. The plurality of exhaust solenoid valves are disposed in parallel with each other. The supply solenoid valve and the plurality of exhaust solenoid valves have substantially identical flow rate characteristics. The number of the plurality of the exhaust solenoid valves is twice the number of the supply solenoid valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshinori KURATA, Hiroshi Kubo
  • Publication number: 20200216181
    Abstract: An aerial vehicle safety apparatus includes an expandable object, an ejection apparatus, a bag-shaped member, and a gas generator. The expandable object is wound or folded in a non-expanded state and generates at least any of lift and buoyancy in an expanded state. The ejection apparatus is coupled to the expandable object by a coupling member and ejects the non-expanded expandable object into air. The bag-shaped member is provided in the expandable object and wound or folded together with or separately from the non-expanded expandable object, and expands the non-expanded expandable object by at least partially being inflated like a tube. The gas generator is provided in the expandable object and inflates the bag-shaped member by causing gas generated at the time of activation to flow into the bag-shaped member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko YAGIHASHI, Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Koichi SASAMOTO, Dairi KUBO, Takahiro OOI
  • Publication number: 20200208965
    Abstract: An image measurement apparatus, which functions as a non-contact profile-measuring device, includes: an image sensor as an image pick-up device; a variable focal length lens (liquid lens unit) disposed on an optical axis extending from a workpiece to the image sensor; and a controller (image-pickup lens controller and image measurement processor) configured to control the variable focal length lens and process a detected image by the image sensor. The image measurement apparatus, which also functions as a non-contact displacement-detecting device, includes: an image sensor; a variable focal length lens (liquid lens unit) disposed on an optical axis extending from the workpiece to the image sensor; and a controller (displacement-detection lens controller and profile measurement processor) configured to control the variable focal length lens and a detected image by the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru YOSHIDA, Tatsuya NAGAHAMA, Hitoshi ISOBE, Masafumi YAMANAKA, Naoto OITA, Koji KUBO, Yuko SHISHIDO, Nobuo OHBA, Takahisa OOTAKE, Hiroki MATSUI, Masanori ARAI, Shiro IGASAKI, Yuki KURAHASHI, Hiroshi SAKAI, Yutaka WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200210136
    Abstract: A content server manages contents used in one or more events. The server includes one or more memories that store, for each one of one or more participants of an event, one or more capture images, each capture image being an image of particular content of a plurality of contents used in the event and having been captured to a personal terminal of the participant during the event in response to an operation to capture the image of the particular content to the personal terminal. The server further includes circuitry configured to transmit distinction information distinguishing each capture image to a particular information processing terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Naohiko KUBO, Hiroshi Baba
  • Publication number: 20200198790
    Abstract: An aerial vehicle safety apparatus includes a safety mechanism, a drive mechanism, an ejection mechanism, and a control mechanism. The safety mechanism is used for securing safety of at least one of an aerial vehicle and an object outside the aerial vehicle. The drive mechanism includes at least one drive unit serving as a drive source of the safety mechanism. The ejection mechanism ejects the drive mechanism together with the safety mechanism. The control mechanism controls operations of the drive mechanism for the drive mechanism to drive the safety mechanism after the ejection mechanism starts ejection of the safety mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KASHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko YAGIHASHI, Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Koichi SASAMOTO, Dairi KUBO, takahiro OOI
  • Publication number: 20200195724
    Abstract: A physiological information processing apparatus is to be communicatively connected to a plurality of physiological information sensors each of which is configured to acquire physiological information data of a subject being tested. The physiological information processing apparatus is configured to: receive first physiological information data from a first physiological information sensor of the plurality of physiological information sensors, in an xth first subframe (x: natural number) of a plurality of first subframes divided from an nth main frame (n: natural number); and receive the first physiological information data from the first physiological information sensor, in an xth second subframe of a plurality of second subframes divided from an mth main frame (m: natural number).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori SUGAWARA, Yukio KOYAMA, Hiroshi Kubo
  • Publication number: 20200188981
    Abstract: The method includes treating a metal sheet having a bcc structure and a surface satisfying conditions (a) or (b), molding the metal sheet to cause plane strain tensile deformation and biaxial tensile deformation, and allowing at least one part of the metal sheet to have a sheet thickness decrease rate of from 10% to 30%. Condition (a): an area fraction of crystal grains having a crystal orientation of 15° or less relative to a (001) plane parallel to a surface of the metal sheet is from 0.20 to 0.35. Condition (b): the area fraction of crystal grains having a crystal orientation of 15° or less relative to a (001) plane parallel to a surface of the metal sheet is 0.45 or less, the average crystal grain size thereof is 15 ?m or less. The molded product satisfies conditions (a) or (b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro KUBO, Yoshiaki NAKAZAWA, Hiroshi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200174205
    Abstract: An optical component configured to be mounted on a circuit board has a casing made of a ceramic electrical insulator and having a cavity, a photonic circuit device provided in the cavity, a lid configured to cover the cavity, and protruding electrodes provided along an outer periphery of the cavity of the casing, wherein a first linear expansion coefficient of the casing is smaller than a second linear expansion coefficient of the circuit board, and a third linear expansion coefficient of the lid is greater than the second linear expansion coefficient of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: FUJITSU LIMITED, Fujitsu Optical Components Limited
    Inventors: Teruhiro KUBO, Kohei SHIBATA, Hiroshi KOBAYASHI, Naoki ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200145183
    Abstract: A physiological information system includes: a plurality of physiological information sensors configured to acquire physiological information data of a subject being tested, and a physiological information processing apparatus communicatively connected to each of the plurality of physiological information sensors. The physiological information processing apparatus is configured to transmit a synchronous packet toward each of the plurality of physiological information sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hironori SUGAWARA, Yukio KOYAMA, Hiroshi KUBO
  • Publication number: 20200136262
    Abstract: A Luneburg antenna device includes a dielectric lens and an array antenna. The dielectric lens is a laminate of a plurality of disc members having distribution of permittivity varying with respect to its radial direction. Each of the disc members includes a planar section in which a thickness dimension of a radially outer area is smaller than a thickness dimension of a radially inner area and a fin section which extends in a radial manner from a central portion of the planar section toward a radially outer side and in which a radially inner area and a radially outer area have the same thickness dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi NISHIDA, Ryoichi KUBO
  • Publication number: 20200137262
    Abstract: A sheet reading apparatus includes a sheet table on which a sheet is placed, a conveyor configured to convey the sheet, a reading guide configured to guide the sheet conveyed by the conveyor, and a reading device configured to read a shadow of the sheet conveyed by the conveyor, for detection of an inclination of the sheet. The sheet reading apparatus further includes a transparent member disposed at a position on a reading line of the reading device. The position on the reading line is withdrawn from the sheet and adjacent to the reading guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi KUBO, Kimiharu YANAGISAWA, Hajime TSUKAHARA, Yoshiaki NAGAO, Masahiro ITOH, Tatsuya OZAKI, Tomohiko ONO, Yuuki NAKADA, Hiroki SHIRADO, Ayumu HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200115049
    Abstract: An aerial vehicle includes a lift generation member provided in an airframe in an expandable manner, a manipulation mechanism connected to the lift generation member and configured to manipulate the lift generation member, an expansion apparatus configured to expand the lift generation member, a control unit configured to control the manipulation mechanism, and a falling sensing unit configured to sense falling of the airframe. The expansion apparatus is configured to expand the lift generation member based on a falling sensing signal and the control unit is configured to start control of the manipulation mechanism based on the falling sensing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Yasuhiko YAGIHASHI, Dairi KUBO
  • Publication number: 20200104024
    Abstract: A communication terminal communicable with a content management server includes circuitry to display a first operation display area, a content in the first operation display area based on data of the content transmitted by the content management server, and a second operation display area by a web browser, receive a drag and drop operation for causing the content displayed in the first operation display area to be dragged and dropped to the second operation display area, in response to reception of the drag and drop operation, transmit location specifying information to the content management server, receive the data of the dragged and dropped content to be displayed in the second operation display area, the data of the dragged and dropped content being transmitted by the content management server in response to transmission of the location specifying information, and display the dragged and dropped content in the second operation display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi BABA, Eiichiro Yoshida, Naohiko Kubo, Yuuta Hashimoto