Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Matsumoto

Hiroshi Matsumoto 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: 20190282197
    Abstract: A heartbeat detection device includes a bone conduction microphone that converts, into a signal, displacement on the body surface of a user in a thickness direction of the body of the user, and an extractor that extracts a first frequency component and a second frequency component which are included in the signal. The first frequency component is based on audio information of the user, and the second frequency component is based on heartbeat information of the user. The heartbeat detection device is capable of estimating the physical and psychological state of the user based on the heartbeat information by extracting both the audio information and the heartbeat information, from a signal that has been output by the bone conduction microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yusuke MATSUMOTO, Suguru NAKAO, Hiroshi KUNIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10413952
    Abstract: This gate device is provided with a guide unit having a guide section that is disposed at the downstream side of pinch rollers at a path line along which a metal sheet is conveyed, opens/closes a coil-up line that is curved from the path line, and guides the upwards-facing surface side of the metal sheet led in to the coil-up line. A configuration is adopted such that the guide unit has a main body frame and a liner that is attached to the main body frame, forms at least a portion of the second guide surface that guides the metal sheet, has a lower coefficient of friction than the main body frame, and has a lower hardness than that of the metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES JAPAN, LTD., JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Yusuke Ogaki, Takayuki Endo, Takao Uchiyama, Tsutomu Sugiyama, Takeshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 10418541
    Abstract: A low-cost magnetostrictive torque sensor having a high sensitivity is obtained. A torque sensor 10 includes a substrate 12, a magnetostrictive portion 26, a magnetostrictive portion 28, a detection coil 18a, a detection coil 18b, a detection circuit 48, and a detection circuit 50. The substrate 12 has a tubular shape. Each of the magnetostrictive portions 26 and 28 is constituted by a plating film and disposed on the outer peripheral surface of the substrate 12. The detection coil 18a generates a magnetic flux passing through the magnetostrictive portion 26. The detection coil 18b generates a magnetic flux passing through the magnetostrictive portion 28. Each of the detection circuits 48 and 50 detects a potential between the detection coil 18a and the detection coil 18b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Satomi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10406578
    Abstract: A coiler device (1), provided with a chute roller (50), has: pinch rollers (10a, 10b) that lead a metal sheet carried in along a path line (L1) to a coil-up line (L2) that is curved from the path line (L1); a mandrel (20) that coils the metal sheet and is disposed ahead of the coil-up line (L2); and a chute roller (50) that exposes at least the leading end of the metal sheet to the coil-up line (L2) when being wound to the mandrel (20), and suppresses curving of the metal sheet toward a surface of the metal sheet facing the chute roller (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES JAPAN, LTD., JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Masahiro Kuchi, Yuji Kanko, Takayuki Endo, Takao Uchiyama, Tsutomu Sugiyama, Takeshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 10412337
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display component, an output component, a setting component, and a controller. The output component outputs a first signal having guidance information and a second signal having audio information pertaining to content. The setting component performs volume setting. The controller controls output levels of the first signal and the second signal. The controller sets the output level of the first signal to a value that is greater than or equal to the output level of the second signal, and sets the output level of the first signal to a value greater than zero when the output level of the second signal is zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Ikuo Kamikubo, Hiroshi Nishigaki, Yuji Imada
  • Publication number: 20190262774
    Abstract: A housing (30) of a hollow-fiber membrane module (101) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (3B) having an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a flow regulation cylinder (9) facing a part of the housing (30) on which a nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than a lower end of the flow regulation cylinder (9) in an axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101); or the flow regulation cylinder (9) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (9G) which has an inner diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the flow regulation cylinder (9) facing the part of the housing (30) on which the nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than the existing region of the flow regulation holes (10) in the axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Mikiko Ikeda, Atsushi Kobayashi, Shun Shimura, Norihiro Takeuchi, Hiroaki Kanai
  • Publication number: 20190265657
    Abstract: A fault prediction system includes a machine learning device that learns conditions associated with a fault of an industrial machine. The machine learning device includes a state observation unit that, while the industrial machine is in operation or at rest, observes a state variable including, e.g., data output from a sensor, internal data of control software, or computational data obtained based on these data, a determination data obtaining unit that obtains determination data used to determine whether a fault has occurred in the industrial machine or the degree of fault, and a learning unit that learns the conditions associated with the fault of the industrial machine in accordance with a training data set generated based on a combination of the state variable and the determination data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Shougo INAGAKI, Hiroshi NAKAGAWA, Daisuke OKANOHARA, Ryosuke OKUTA, Eiichi MATSUMOTO, Keigo KAWAAI
  • Patent number: 10395149
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, an adjustment unit configured to select a type of adjustment processing and execute the selected type of adjustment processing for the image forming unit, and a determination unit to determine an adjustment time based on the selected type of adjustment processing. The determination unit determines, in a case where the adjustment unit causes the image forming unit to stop the image forming operation for executing the selected type of adjustment processing in a downtime, a first adjustment time, and wherein the determination unit determines, in a case where the image forming unit has finished the image forming operation, a second adjustment time longer than the first adjustment time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromi Shimura, Hiroto Nishihara, Keita Takahashi, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Shinnosuke Iwadate, Ryou Sakaguchi, Teruhito Kai
  • Patent number: 10388347
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a non-collinear magnetoresistive device, including a free layer; a fixed layer; and a non-magnetic layer disposed between the free layer and the fixed layer, wherein the fixed layer has an easy magnetization direction in an in-plane direction or in a perpendicular direction, the free layer satisfies at room temperature expressions (1) and (2) below: ERT?1.66×10?19 J??(1) V?5×104 nm3??(2) where ERT=(Ku1,eff+Ku2+Ku1,eff2/4Ku2)×V, Ku1,eff: an effective first-order anisotropy constant, Ku2: a second-order anisotropy constant, and V: a volume, and wherein the free layer is in a cone magnetization state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Rie Matsumoto, Hiroko Arai, Shinji Yuasa, Hiroshi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10381194
    Abstract: A charged particle beam writing apparatus includes an area density calculation unit to calculate a pattern area density weighted using a dose modulation value, which has previously been input from an outside and in which an amount of correction of a dimension variation due to a proximity effect has been included, a fogging correction dose coefficient calculation unit to calculate a fogging correction dose coefficient for correcting a dimension variation due to a fogging effect by using the pattern area density weighted using the dose modulation value having been input from the outside, a dose calculation unit to calculates a dose of a charged particle beam by using the fogging correction dose coefficient and the dose modulation value, and a writing unit to write a pattern on a target object with the charged particle beam of the dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kato, Hiroshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10381842
    Abstract: A power supply system of an embodiment has a plurality of power conditioners, an acquisition device, and a search instruction generator. The power conditioners convert a form of electrical power generated by a plurality of electrical generators into a different form of electrical power. The acquisition device acquires a respective information regarding power output from each of the plurality of power conditioners. The search instruction generator generates and outputs an operating point search instruction to one or more power conditioners being lower in a ratio of output power with respect to a reference power by at least a prescribed degree than one or more different power conditioners, wherein the reference power is given, based on the maximum output power or rated power of the corresponding electrical generator, or based on the maximum output power or rated power of the power conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Maki, Hiroshi Mochikawa, Makoto Kumai, Hiroaki Matsumoto, Shingo Yanagimoto, Akihiro Matsui
  • Publication number: 20190235416
    Abstract: Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi MATSUMOTO, Tsukuru KAI, Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Makoto KOMATSU, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Yuzuru OZAWA
  • Patent number: 10367379
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission apparatus is provided for performing non-contact transmission of power by electromagnetic induction, and includes a power transmitter performing frequency conversion; a power transmitting antenna connected to the power transmitter; and a first resonance capacitor connected between the power transmitter and the power transmitting antenna, and resonating with the power transmitting antenna to pass the power transmission frequency of the power transmitter. The wireless power transmission apparatus includes a power receiving antenna arranged to oppose the power transmitting antenna; a power receiver connected to the power receiving antenna, and performing rectification and smoothing; and a second resonance capacitor connected between the power receiving antenna and the power receiver, and resonating with the power receiving antenna to pass the power transmission frequency of the power transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromu Matsumoto, Hiroshi Kanno
  • Publication number: 20190223397
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for culturing photosynthetic microalgae with which xanthophyll can be obtained more efficiently than before.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yoko MATSUMOTO, Masaharu ISHIKURA, Hiroshi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10360090
    Abstract: A determination method includes obtaining, from a computer, history information of change time points indicating times at which processing for making a change to a program is executed; determining a predetermined time interval indicating an interval of the change time points; determining a first time period later than a latest change time point extracted from the history information, and a second time period earlier than the first time period; obtaining, from the computer, log messages including history of operations and operation time points corresponding to the operations; extracting, from the log messages, a first appearance pattern indicating a pattern of operations that appeared in the first time period and a second appearance pattern indicating a pattern of operations that appeared in the second time period; and determining whether a failure occurred in the first time period, based on a difference between the first appearance pattern and the second appearance pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Otsuka, Yukihiro Watanabe, Yasuhide Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190219453
    Abstract: A temperature sensor includes an insulating substrate made of ceramics and having a first surface and a second surface an electrode including a cathode electrode and an anode electrode, which are disposed on the first surface of the insulating substrate; a resistance wire portion including one or more resistance wires inside the insulating substrate, a cathode end portion of the resistance wire portion being electrically connected to the cathode electrode, and an anode end portion of the resistance wire portion electrically connected to the anode electrode; and one or more metal layers connected to a portion in a path through which current flows between the cathode electrode and the anode electrode, and the portion having a potential identical with or lower than that of the resistance wire portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10352747
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a thermal flow-rate sensor that is capable of self-diagnosis. Provided is a thermal flow-rate sensor provided with a semiconductor element that detects a flow rate and that is equipped with electrode pads for electrical conduction with the outside, wherein at least two of the electrode pads are provided, and other electrode pads proximate to the electrode pads are arranged and have an electric potential beyond the scope of output to be used at the time of flow rate detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Doi, Yasuo Onose, Masahiro Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10354048
    Abstract: A control device including a simulation unit to simulate behaviors of a virtual mechanical system, and a drive control unit to control driving of servomotors based on the simulation results, is provided. The virtual mechanical system includes a first drive module, a first main shaft module connected to the first drive module, and a plurality of power transmission subsystems, each of which is connected to the first main shaft module and is associated with one of the servomotors respectively. Each of the power transmission subsystems includes an output module. The servomotor associated with the power transmission subsystem is driven according to a simulated result of input into the output module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KOKUSAI KEISOKUKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sigeru Matsumoto, Hiroshi Miyashita, Kazuyoshi Tashiro, Kazuhiro Murauchi
  • Patent number: D860473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Kawabe, Akiko Matsumoto, Hiroshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: D860474
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Kawabe, Akiko Matsumoto, Hiroshi Takahashi