Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Nishino

Hiroshi Nishino 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: 10529103
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a detecting unit which detects an object from an input image, an extracting unit which extracts a feature amount of the object detected by the detecting unit, a similarity calculating unit which, in a case where a plurality of objects have been detected from the same input image by the detecting unit, calculates a degree of similarity of feature amounts of the plurality of objects, and an adjusting unit which adjusts a collating method of collating the plurality of objects based on respective feature amounts, on the basis of the degree of similarity calculated by the similarity calculating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsuo Nomoto, Hiroshi Sato, Yuji Kaneda, Shunsuke Nakano, Yoshinori Ito, Daisuke Nishino
  • Patent number: 10363757
    Abstract: A sheet processing device for pressing a fold line formed in a sheet, the sheet processing device comprises a pressing portion configured to press a sheet while rotating about a rotation axis. The pressing portion includes a pressing unit having a projecting shape, disposed over a predetermined range in a direction of the rotation axis to have a position in a rotation direction about the rotation axis changed according to the direction of the rotation axis, and an impact absorbing member provided at a part of the pressing unit of the pressing portion, abutting on the sheet at first in the rotation direction of the pressing portion, the impact absorbing member configured to reduce impact upon abutting on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akikazu Iwata, Hiroshi Nishino, Yu Yamaya, Ryohei Morisaki, Norihiko Murakami, Maki Nishide
  • Patent number: 10319593
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wafer thinning method for thinning a wafer formed from an SiC substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The wafer thinning method includes an annular groove forming step of forming an annular groove on the second surface of the SiC substrate in an annular area corresponding to the boundary between a device area and a peripheral marginal area in the condition where a thickness corresponding to the finished thickness of the wafer after thinning is left, and a separation start point forming step of applying the laser beam to the second surface as relatively moving a focal point and the SiC substrate to thereby form a modified layer and cracks inside the SiC substrate at the predetermined depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Hirata, Yoko Nishino, Hiroshi Morikazu, Karl Priewasser
  • Patent number: 10293800
    Abstract: A parking brake controller (19) activates an electric actuator (43) in response to operation of a parking switch (18) to hold a disc brake (31) to serve as a parking brake. If a failure (fault) is detected in the parking switch (18), the parking brake controller (19) activates the electric actuator (43) so as to hold the parking brake automatically upon detecting a condition that presumes the vehicle operator's intent not to drive any longer while the vehicle is at rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Yokoyama, Kimio Nishino, Kenichiro Matsubara, Hiroshi Chikuma, Kenji Hashida
  • Patent number: 10167853
    Abstract: A method for detecting damage of a wind turbine blade of a wind turbine rotor having at least one wind turbine blade comprises: a light incident step of allowing light to enter an optical fiber sensor being mounted on each of the wind turbine blade and having a diffraction grating part having a refractive index which is periodically varied in a longitudinal direction of the diffraction grating part; a light detection step of detecting reflected light from the diffraction grating part; an obtaining step of obtaining, from a temporal change of a wavelength of the reflected light received in the light receiving step, a wavelength variation index representing a variation amount of the wavelength; and a damage determination step of determining presence or absence of a damage of the wind turbine blade on the basis of the wavelength variation index calculated in the obtaining step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunari Ide, Katsuhiko Takita, Takao Kuroiwa, Mitsuya Baba, Hiroshi Nishino, Takuya Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 10105968
    Abstract: A sheet processing device for pressing a fold line formed in a sheet, the sheet processing device comprises a pressing portion configured to press a sheet while rotating about a rotation axis. The pressing portion includes a pressing unit having a projecting shape, disposed over a predetermined range in a direction of the rotation axis to have a position in a rotation direction about the rotation axis changed according to the direction of the rotation axis, and an impact absorbing member provided at a part of the pressing unit of the pressing portion, abutting on the sheet at first in the rotation direction of the pressing portion, the impact absorbing member configured to reduce impact upon abutting on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akikazu Iwata, Hiroshi Nishino, Yu Yamaya, Ryohei Morisaki, Norihiko Murakami, Maki Nishide
  • Publication number: 20160263039
    Abstract: A tablet is provided that has a shape parameter that may securely inhibit defects in a manufacturing procedure in an actual production scale based on an analysis corresponding to the type of defect. A tablet 2 is provided that includes: a body 4; and a cup 6 convexly formed from at least one surface of upper and lower surfaces of the body 4, wherein, in a case that a cup depth as a height dimension of the cup 6 is D and a diameter of the body 4 is L, a value of D/L is not less than 0.13 and not more than 0.50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Shuichi Tanabe, Hiroshi Nishino
  • Publication number: 20160245262
    Abstract: A method for detecting damage of a wind turbine blade of a wind turbine rotor having at least one wind turbine blade comprises: a light incident step of allowing light to enter an optical fiber sensor being mounted on each of the wind turbine blade and having a diffraction grating part having a refractive index which is periodically varied in a longitudinal direction of the diffraction grating part; a light detection step of detecting reflected light from the diffraction grating part; an obtaining step of obtaining, from a temporal change of a wavelength of the reflected light received in the light receiving step, a wavelength variation index representing a variation amount of the wavelength; and a damage determination step of determining presence or absence of a damage of the wind turbine blade on the basis of the wavelength variation index calculated in the obtaining step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Kazunari IDE, Katsuhiko TAKITA, Takao KUROIWA, Mitsuya BABA, Hiroshi NISHINO, Takuya KOYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20150329309
    Abstract: A sheet processing device for pressing a fold line formed in a sheet, the sheet processing device comprises a pressing portion configured to press a sheet while rotating about a rotation axis. The pressing portion includes a pressing unit having a projecting shape, disposed over a predetermined range in a direction of the rotation axis to have a position in a rotation direction about the rotation axis changed according to the direction of the rotation axis, and an impact absorbing member provided at a part of the pressing unit of the pressing portion, abutting on the sheet at first in the rotation direction of the pressing portion, the impact absorbing member configured to reduce impact upon abutting on the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Akikazu IWATA, Hiroshi NISHINO, Yu YAMAYA, Ryohei MORISAKI, Norihiko MURAKAMI, Maki NISHIDE
  • Publication number: 20150329308
    Abstract: A sheet processing device for pressing a fold line formed in a sheet, the sheet processing device comprises a pressing portion configured to press a sheet while rotating about a rotation axis. The pressing portion includes a pressing unit having a projecting shape, disposed over a predetermined range in a direction of the rotation axis to have a position in a rotation direction about the rotation axis changed according to the direction of the rotation axis, and an impact absorbing member provided at a part of the pressing unit of the pressing portion, abutting on the sheet at first in the rotation direction of the pressing portion, the impact absorbing member configured to reduce impact upon abutting on the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Akikazu IWATA, Hiroshi NISHINO, Yu YAMAYA, Ryohei MORISAKI, Norihiko MURAKAMI, Maki NISHIDE
  • Patent number: 9107399
    Abstract: A method for controlling an insect pest with vibrations, including a step of determining a frequency range and an amplitude range of vibrations in a habitat medium of an insect pest that induce or suppress a specific behavior of the insect pest, and a step of controlling the insect pest behavior by applying vibrations in the frequency range and amplitude range once or two or more times in the insect pest habitat medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignees: Forestry And Forest Products Research Institute, The University Of Electro-Communications, National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Takuma Takanashi, Wakako Ohmura, Eiji Ohya, Yoshitaka Kubojima, Teruo Mori, Takuji Koike, Hiroshi Nishino
  • Patent number: 8932024
    Abstract: An object is to provide a wind turbine blade having a serrated plate that can be formed irrespective of the overall structure of the blade, that is attached in the optimum shape, and that can effectively suppress noise occurring at a trailing edge thereof, and also to provide a wind power generator using such a wind turbine blade. Provided is a wind turbine blade (9) formed by bonding a back skin (19) and a front skin (21) and having a serrated plate (35) attached to a trailing edge (33) thereof, and the serrated plate (35) is formed so as to be attached by bonding the back skin (19) and the front skin (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Hayashi, Hiroshi Nishino
  • Patent number: 8851857
    Abstract: Provided are a wind turbine blade that can reduce the thickness of a turbulent-flow boundary layer generated on the blade surface of a blade tip portion to prevent noise generated at a trailing edge portion effectively, as well as a wind power generator using the same. Provided is a wind turbine blade, which is a wind turbine blade having an airfoil shape in cross section, wherein an angle-of-attack decreasing portion that decreases an angle of attack during rotation at at least a predetermined rotational speed is provided over a predetermined range from a blade tip to a blade root side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Kentaro Hayashi, Hiroshi Nishino, Hiroyuki Hosoya, Atsushi Matsuo, Kai Karikomi
  • Publication number: 20130289181
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] There is provided automotive lamp peripheral parts excellent in the heat resistance, rigidity and fogging property. [Solution] The automotive lamp peripheral part according to the present invention is obtained from a resin composition containing 70% by mass or more of a polyphenylene ether (A), and has a haze value of a glass plate of 1.0% or less after the glass plate is subjected to a following fogging test using an apparatus according to ISO 6452: <Fogging Test> 60 g of a pellet or a molded article obtained from the resin composition is put in a glass-made sample bottle; the sample bottle is covered with a glass plate as a lid, and heated at 170° C. for 24 hours to thereby generate fogging on the glass plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru YAMAGUCHI, Hiroshi KAMO, Hiroshi NISHINO, Hiroyuki SHINRYU
  • Patent number: 8492467
    Abstract: There is provided automotive lamp peripheral parts excellent in heat resistance, rigidity and fogging property. The lamp peripheral part according to the invention is obtained from a resin composition containing 70% by mass or more of a polyphenylene ether (A) and a styrene-based resin (B), and has a haze value of a glass plate of 1.0% or less after the glass plate is subjected to a fogging test using an apparatus according to ISO 6452.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Kamo, Hiroshi Nishino, Hiroyuki Shinryu
  • Publication number: 20120167826
    Abstract: A method for controlling an insect pest with vibrations, including a step of determining a frequency range and an amplitude range of vibrations in a habitat medium of an insect pest that induce or suppress a specific behavior of the insect pest, and a step of controlling the insect pest behavior by applying vibrations in the frequency range and amplitude range once or two or more times in the insect pest habitat medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Takuma Takanashi, Wakako Ohmura, Eiji Ohya, Yoshitaka Kubojima, Teruo Mori, Takuji Koike, Hiroshi Nishino
  • Publication number: 20120071599
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] There is provided automotive lamp peripheral parts excellent in the heat resistance, rigidity and fogging property. [Solution] The automotive lamp peripheral part according to the present invention is obtained from a resin composition containing 70% by mass or more of a polyphenylene ether (A), and has a haze value of a glass plate of 1.0% or less after the glass plate is subjected to a following fogging test using an apparatus according to ISO 6452: <Fogging test> 60 g of a pellet or a molded article obtained from the resin composition is put in a glass-made sample bottle; the sample bottle is covered with a glass plate as a lid, and heated at 170° C. for 24 hours to thereby generate fogging on the glass plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Kamo, Hiroshi Nishino, Hiroyuki Shinryu
  • Publication number: 20110018282
    Abstract: An object is to provide a wind turbine blade having a serrated plate that can be formed irrespective of the overall structure of the blade, that is attached in the optimum shape, and that can effectively suppress noise occurring at a trailing edge thereof, and also to provide a wind power generator using such a wind turbine blade. Provided is a wind turbine blade (9) formed by bonding a back skin (19) and a front skin (21) and having a serrated plate (35) attached to a trailing edge (33) thereof, and the serrated plate (35) is formed so as to be attached by bonding the back skin (19) and the front skin (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Hayashi, Hiroshi Nishino
  • Publication number: 20100213721
    Abstract: Provided are a wind turbine blade that can reduce the thickness of a turbulent-flow boundary layer generated on the blade surface of a blade tip portion to prevent noise generated at a trailing edge portion effectively, as well as a wind power generator using the same. Provided is a wind turbine blade, which is a wind turbine blade having an airfoil shape in cross section, wherein an angle-of-attack decreasing portion that decreases an angle of attack during rotation at at least a predetermined rotational speed is provided over a predetermined range from a blade tip to a blade root side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Hayashi, Hiroshi Nishino, Hiroyuki Hosoya, Atsushi Matsuo, Kai Karikomi
  • Patent number: D671636
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nishino