Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Okuda

Hiroshi Okuda 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: 20210035300
    Abstract: A method, a program, and a method determining hypermutated type cancer with higher accuracy than before is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: Niigata University, Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Toshifumi Wakai, Shujiro Okuda, Yoshifumi Shimada, Hiroshi Izutsu, Keisuke Kodama
  • Patent number: 10891508
    Abstract: This invention makes it possible to properly detect a detection object region in an image. For this purpose, an image processing apparatus according to this invention includes an image input unit configured to input an object image and a reference image different in pixel value component type from the object image, a detection unit configured to detect a detection object candidate region from the object image, an extraction unit configured to extract at least one feature amount from the detection object candidate region by using at least the reference image, and a selection unit configured to select the detection object candidate region based on the feature amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomotaka Fujimori, Yusuke Mitarai, Masafumi Takimoto, Hiroshi Okuda
  • Publication number: 20200363076
    Abstract: An air conditioning unit that blows out temperature-controlled air to a front side indoors, includes: a fan; a rectangular casing in which the fan is disposed; and an air passage forming member that is disposed on an air-flow downstream side of the fan and that forms an air passage having a circular cross-sectional shape. The rectangular casing has a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side when viewed from a front direction of the casing. The first side is parallel to the second side, and the third side is parallel to the fourth side. A smaller one of a first distance between the first side and the second side and a second distance between the third side and the fourth side is no greater than 2.5 times a diameter of a cross section of the air passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Yamamoto, Noriyuki Okuda, Motohiko Fukuoka, Masashi Kamada, Hiroshi Fuchikami, Kenshi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10662496
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-strength steel sheet having a tensile strength (TS) of 780 MPa or more and excellent in ductility, fatigue properties, balance between high strength and ductility, surface characteristics, and sheet passage ability that can be obtained by providing a predetermined chemical composition and a steel microstructure that contains, by area, 20-50% of ferrite, 5-25% of bainitic ferrite, and 5-20% of martensite, and that contains, by volume, 10% or more of retained austenite, in which the retained austenite has a mean grain size of 2 ?m or less, a mean Mn content in the retained austenite in mass % is at least 1.2 times the Mn content in the steel sheet in mass %, and the retained austenite has a mean free path of 1.2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu Kawasaki, Hiroshi Matsuda, Kazunori Tahara, Takeshi Yokota, Kaneharu Okuda, Kazuhiro Seto
  • Patent number: 10662495
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-strength steel sheet having a tensile strength (TS) of 780 MPa or more and excellent in ductility, fatigue properties, stretch flangeability, surface characteristics, and sheet passage ability that can be obtained by providing a predetermined chemical composition and a steel microstructure that contains, by area, 20-50% of ferrite, 5-25% of bainitic ferrite, 1-10% of martensite, and 5-15% of tempered martensite, and that contains, by volume, 10% or more of retained austenite, in which the retained austenite has a mean grain size of 2 ?m or less, a mean Mn content in the retained austenite in mass % is at least 1.2 times the Mn content in the steel sheet in mass %, the retained austenite has a mean free path of 1.2 ?m or less, and the tempered martensite has a mean free path of 1.2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu Kawasaki, Hiroshi Matsuda, Kazunori Tahara, Takeshi Yokota, Kaneharu Okuda, Kazuhiro Seto
  • Patent number: 10655852
    Abstract: This ship includes a ship body, a fuel tank chamber, a stern-side engine room, a bow-side engine room, a main fuel line and a sub-fuel line, and a pump mechanism. The main fuel line connects a fuel tank, a stern-side power generation unit, and a bow-side power generation unit through the bow-side engine room. The sub-fuel line connects at least the fuel tank and the stern-side power generation unit, and is disposed through a section different from the bow-side engine room through which the main fuel line passes. The pump mechanism selectively feeds fuel into the main fuel line or the sub-fuel line from the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kuchiki, Shingen Takeda, Hiroshi Tamura, Masahiko Mino, Koichi Okuda
  • Publication number: 20200085787
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an excellent drug for preventing or treating spinocerebellar ataxia. 1-(3-(2-(1-benzothiophen-5-yl)ethoxy)propyl)azetidin-3-ol or a salt thereof has an effect of suppressing brain atrophy, especially cerebellar atrophy, and is useful as an agent for preventing or treating spinocerebellar ataxia. Cerebellar atrophy observed in spinocerebellar ataxia can be prevented or treated by administering 1-(3-(2-(1-benzothiophen-5-yl)ethoxy)propyl)azetidin-3-ol or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KOBAYASHI, Yoshihiko MATSUMOTO, Tomohiro OKUDA
  • Publication number: 20200037923
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to enable, even in an endoscopic operation, an operation upon a specific operation site while monitoring the overall surgical site, such as an organ. An artificial magnetic field is generated such that a surgical site of a patient is positioned within a generated three-dimensional artificial magnetic field space. A plurality of magnetic sensors are respectively mounted in a plurality of predetermined locations of the surgical site of the patient. Data of a 3-D image of the surgical site and position information of the mounting locations of the magnetic sensors with respect to the surgical site are stored in a storage unit as position information of the mounting locations with respect to the 3-D image of the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: University of Tsukuba
    Inventors: Jian LU, Ryutaro MAEDA, Lan ZHANG, Hiroshi HIROSHIMA, Nobuhiro OHKOHCHI, Masanao KURATA, Youichi OKUDA
  • Patent number: 10519003
    Abstract: In an elevator operation panel, a base of a casing includes a back plate portion, a lateral plate portion, and a vertical plate portion. An outer surface of the lateral plate portion, which faces the exterior of the casing, and a vertical direction end surface of the vertical plate portion on the lateral plate portion side are disposed in an identical plane. An L-shaped slit is provided between the back plate portion and the lateral plate portion. The slit includes a rectilinear portion, and a projecting portion that projects into the back plate portion. In a condition where the lateral plate portion is bent relative to the back plate portion, a surface of the lateral plate portion that faces the rectilinear portion overlaps a surface of the back plate portion on an opposite side to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Okuda
  • Patent number: 10473140
    Abstract: An insert nut includes a cylindrical portion into which a bolt is removably insertable. An inner periphery of the cylindrical portion includes a first region, a second region and a third region which are provided in the order named from an upstream side to a downstream side with respect to an insertion direction of the bolt at an inner periphery thereof. The first region and the third region include a female screw portion threadably engageable with the bolt. The second region has a minimum inner diameter larger than D1+2×h1×0.3, where D1 is an inner diameter of the female screw portion in the first region at a screw thread position and h1 is a height of a screw thread of the female screw portion in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazushi Kitajima, Hiroshi Hiura, Kazuhisa Okuda
  • Publication number: 20190285273
    Abstract: This ship includes a ship body, a fuel tank chamber, a stern-side engine room, a bow-side engine room, a main fuel line and a sub-fuel line, and a pump mechanism. The main fuel line connects a fuel tank, a stern-side power generation unit, and a bow-side power generation unit through the bow-side engine room. The sub-fuel line connects at least the fuel tank and the stern-side power generation unit, and is disposed through a section different from the bow-side engine room through which the main fuel line passes. The pump mechanism selectively feeds fuel into the main fuel line or the sub-fuel line from the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yusuke KUCHIKI, Shingen TAKEDA, Hiroshi TAMURA, Masahiko MINO, Koichi OKUDA
  • Publication number: 20190267877
    Abstract: An assembling device (10) includes a first arranging section (11), a second arranging section (12), eighteen support arms (13) for supporting coil segments (4), a feeding part (14), and a controller (16). When the controller (16) drives a motor (35) to rotate the feeding part (14) in a counterclockwise direction D1, a pressing roller (14c) rolls in the direction D1 along a first guide portion (11a), and presses a base part (21) of the eighteenth support arm (13) in the direction D1. Thus, the first to eighteenth support arms (13) are rotated in the direction D1 to insert the base parts (21) of the first to eighteenth support arms (13) sequentially in a second guide portion (12a) of the second arranging section (12), so that the first to eighteenth support arms (13) are rotated in a clockwise direction D2 to assemble the coil segments (4) while overlapping with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshida, Shuhei Okuda, Takumi Fukaura, Hiroshi Isozaki
  • Patent number: 10334953
    Abstract: Furniture and a chair include a shielding piece (7b5) which is provided in an operation plate (7b2) or a flange (7a5) and closes a gap generated by the operation plate (7b2) and the flange (7a5) when the operation plate (7b2) has an operation posture. In addition, a chair includes a load support member for a chair, the load support member for a chair includes a frame member which includes a pair of rod members (19) and an extension material (22) which is formed in a bag shape and covers the frame member, a support portion (26) is provided on each of inner surfaces facing each other in the pair of rod members (19), and an interior material (21) having a repulsive force with respect to a load in a surface perpendicular direction is bridged between the pair of rod members (19) by being supported by the support portion (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OKAMURA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Masunaga, Yoshinori Isogai, Kouichirou Wakizono, Naoyuki Okuda, Syouichi Izawa
  • Patent number: 10336574
    Abstract: In an elevator operation panel, a front part of a casing includes a frame body and a front surface plate. The frame body includes a first vertical frame and a second vertical frame. A fixing member is laid across the first vertical frame and the second vertical frame. A holding member for holding the front surface plate on the frame body is fixed to the fixing member. The holding member includes a holding portion that overlaps a vertical direction end portion of a front surface of the front surface plate, and a fastening portion that projects rearward from the holding portion and is screwed to the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Okuda
  • Patent number: 10307825
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a metal powder and an ink with which a sintered body having good flexibility can be formed, and a sintered body having good flexibility. A metal powder according to an embodiment of the present invention has a mean particle size D50BET of 1 nm or more and 200 nm or less as calculated by a BET method, a mean crystallite size DCryst of 20 nm or less as determined by an X-ray analysis, and a ratio (DCryst/D50BET) of the mean crystallite size DCryst to the mean particle size D50BET of less than 0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventors: Issei Okada, Yoshio Oka, Takashi Kasuga, Yasuhiro Okuda, Jinjoo Park, Kousuke Miura, Hiroshi Ueda
  • Patent number: 10248888
    Abstract: The present invention provides a classifying method of classifying an article into one of a plurality of groups based on an image of the article, comprising determining an evaluation method for obtaining an evaluation value of an image by using at least some of sample images, obtaining evaluation values for the sample images by the determined evaluation method, changing a group to which a sample of at least one sample image having a singular evaluation value among the sample images belongs, changing the evaluation method using the sample images after changing the group to which the sample of the at least one sample image belongs, obtaining an evaluation value for the image of the article using the changed evaluation method, and classifying the article into one of the plurality of groups based on the evaluation value for the image of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidenori Hashiguchi, Hiroshi Okuda
  • Publication number: 20190095742
    Abstract: This invention makes it possible to properly detect a detection object region in an image. For this purpose, an image processing apparatus according to this invention includes an image input unit configured to input an object image and a reference image different in pixel value component type from the object image, a detection unit configured to detect a detection object candidate region from the object image, an extraction unit configured to extract at least one feature amount from the detection object candidate region by using at least the reference image, and a selection unit configured to select the detection object candidate region based on the feature amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Tomotaka Fujimori, Yusuke Mitarai, Masafumi Takimoto, Hiroshi Okuda
  • Publication number: 20190084795
    Abstract: Provided is an elevator device, including: a cage; a car entrance frame including: entrance columns provided at a car entrance of the cage; and an entrance top plate provided on a top side of the car entrance; a car door configured to open and close the car entrance; a projector, which is provided to the car entrance frame so as to be capable of projecting information onto an image display surface provided at a landing when the car door is opened upon arrival of a car at the landing; and a control device configured to control respective operations of the car door and the projector. When the control device controls the car door to open, the control device controls the projector to project the information onto the image display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi OKUDA
  • Patent number: 10095125
    Abstract: The present invention provides a measurement apparatus for measuring a position of an object, comprising a reflecting portion provided on the object and having a surface on which reflectors configured to retroreflect light are arrayed, an optical system configured to cause first light to be incident on the surface, receive second light as reflected light of the first light, cause third light generated from the second light to be incident on the surface, and receive fourth light as reflected light of the third light, and a processor configured to determine the position of the object based on a detection result of the forth light, wherein the optical system is configured such that a displacement between optical paths of the first light and the second light is corrected by a displacement between optical paths of the third light and the fourth light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Okuda
  • Publication number: 20180128716
    Abstract: Minute particles in a gas generated in a particle generating unit are charged by a charging unit. A concentrating unit concentrates charged particles in an introduced gas, and a collecting unit absorbs and collects the concentrated charged particles on a sample plate by an electrostatic force. In the concentrating unit, the charged particles are concentrated by decreasing a flow rate of a gas (carrier gas) in which particles are dispersed while maintaining the number of introduced charged particles. When the flow rate of the gas decreases, and spatial density of the particles increases, it is possible to efficiently collect charged particles on the small sample plate in the collecting unit, and to shorten a collection time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Seki, Yoshihiro Ueno, Hiroshi Okuda, Hiromu Sakurai