Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Shimizu

Hiroshi Shimizu 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: 20200349212
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a suitable user-friendliness to a user regarding a recommendation of application software on a portable information terminal. In order to accomplish the purpose, this portable information terminal is configured to set an application as a recommendation candidate when the status of the portable information terminal matches a condition corresponding to the application, and recommend the application when the application further matches a pre-set recommendation permitting condition. Hence, the portable information terminal and the application recommending method thereof capable of providing a preferable user-friendliness to the user can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Motoyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Shimizu, Hideyuki Kuwajima
  • Publication number: 20200351431
    Abstract: An imaging method is provided that includes: taking an image of an object to generate an image signal of the object; generating a taken image of the object on a basis of the image signal; detecting motion information of the object on the basis of the image signal; taking an image of the object on a basis of the motion information multiple times so as to differentiate an exposure amount thereof; and generating an HDR synthetic image of the object on the basis of a plurality of image signals whose exposure amounts are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Akira ISHIYAMA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Motoyuki SUZUKI, Mitsunobu WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200344412
    Abstract: The portable device is provided with a photograph unit to acquire, at a first time interval, images with a super wide angle of which a maximum value reaches all peripheral directions around the portable device; a traveling direction calculation unit to calculate a traveling direction of the portable device at a second time interval; an image segmentation unit to segment, as a traveling direction image, an image of a predetermined range where the traveling direction is positioned at a center thereof, from a latest acquired image every time the traveling direction calculation unit calculates the traveling direction; and a display control unit to display the traveling direction image on a predetermined traveling direction display region of a display of the portable device. The display control unit displays a video image designated by a user on a first display region, which is different from the traveling direction display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Ikuya ARAI
  • Publication number: 20200329031
    Abstract: A user authentication system 100 includes: a main body device 200 including: an authentication code transmission requesting unit that generates an authentication code transmission request including a first value, and transmits the authentication code transmission request to an authentication device 300; a verification unit 272 that decides that authentication is successful if an authentication code transmitted from the authentication device 300 in response to the authentication code transmission request is included in a verification authentication code generated in response to the first value; and an unlocking unit 273 that enables a predetermined functionality if the verification unit 272 decides that the authentication is successful; and an authentication device 300 including an authentication code reply unit that generates the authentication code in response to the first value included in the authentication code transmission request, and transmits the authentication code as a reply to the main body device
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Osamu KAWAMAE, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Nobuo MASUOKA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10803922
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. The apparatus according to an embodiment includes a voltage dividing resistor circuit formed on a semiconductor substrate and including first and second resistors and first and second selector switches. The first and second resistors and the first and second selector switches are arranged with one of first and second layouts. The first layout is such that the first and second selector switches are placed between the first and second resistors. The second layout is such that the first and second resistors are placed between the first and second selector switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayori Hamada, Yuki Miura, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200323078
    Abstract: Provided are a metal-clad laminate, a printed circuit board, and a semiconductor package, wherein the warps therein are effectively suppressed. Specifically the metal-clad laminate comprises a prepreg, wherein the prepreg has a resin composition attached to a fiber base material and satisfies a following formula (1) as well as a Mowing formula (2), provided that in the formulae, a1 represents an average thickness of the resin composition after being cured which is present on one surface of the fiber base material; a2 represents an average thickness of the resin composition after being cured which is present on other surface of the fiber base material; and B represents an average thickness of the fiber base material. 0.12<{(a1+a2)/2}/B??(1) 0.8?a1/a2?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji TOSAKA, Takeshi SAITOH, Yukio NAKAMURA, Ryohta SASAKI, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Ryoichi UCHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200301248
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus has: an imaging optical system; an imaging element configured to receive light transmitted through the imaging optical system to generate an electric signal; a main body; a display device provided on a back face of the main body and capable of displaying an image generated on the basis of the electric signal generated by the imaging element; and an electronic viewfinder provided inside the main body and capable of displaying the image generated on the basis of the electric signal generated by the imaging element, wherein an eyepiece part of the electronic viewfinder is provided to a transmissive region of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Ryuji NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20200296275
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to perform good illumination and obtain a good captured image when a plurality of users each having a camera-equipped portable information terminal device gather in the same place. A camera-equipped portable information terminal device is provided with: an imaging unit that captures an image of a subject; a first illumination means for illuminating the subject; a first communication unit that communicates with other portable information terminal devices; and a first control unit that controls the imaging unit and the first communication unit. The first control unit transmits a light emission instruction signal to the other portable information terminal devices via the first communication unit, and causes a second illumination means of each of the other portable information terminal devices to emit light in tandem with an imaging operation of the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Motoyuki SUZUKI, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Tomonori NOMURA, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10763616
    Abstract: A wiring module is for attachment to a power module in which power elements that store or generate electrical power are arranged side-by-side. The wiring module includes: an insulating protector that houses interconnection conductors for interconnecting the power elements; detection wires that are housed in the insulating protector, extend from a side corresponding to the power elements, and detect a state of the power elements; a connector that is provided at an end portion of the detection wires and is arranged inside the insulating protector; and a movement restricting means that is provided in the insulating protector and is for restricting movement of the connector by locking the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Ryouya Okamoto, Hitoshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10757344
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus is provided that includes: a video input unit configured to take an image of an object to generate an image signal of the object; a video signal processor configured to generate a taken image of the object on a basis of the image signal; and a controller configured to: detect motion information of the object on the basis of the image signal; cause the video input unit to take an image of the object on a basis of the motion information multiple times so as to differentiate an exposure amount thereof; and cause the video signal processor to generate an HDR synthetic image of the object on the basis of a plurality of image signals whose exposure amounts are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Ishiyama, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Motoyuki Suzuki, Mitsunobu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10747832
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a suitable user-friendliness to a user regarding a recommendation of application software on a portable information terminal. In order to accomplish the purpose, this portable information terminal is configured to set an application as a recommendation candidate when the status of the portable information terminal matches a condition corresponding to the application, and recommend the application when the application further matches a pre-set recommendation permitting condition. Hence, the portable information terminal and the application recommending method thereof capable of providing a preferable user-friendliness to the user can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunobu Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Motoyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Shimizu, Hideyuki Kuwajima
  • Publication number: 20200248808
    Abstract: Provided is a side rail 1 having an outer peripheral surface 14, an inner peripheral surface 13, a first axial side surface 11, and a second axial side surface 12 parallel to the first axial side surface 11, in which, a beveled portion 30 is provided between the outer peripheral surface 14 and the second axial side surface 12, the beveled portion 30 is formed in a tapered surface having a diameter gradually decreasing from the first axial side surface 11 toward the second axial side surface in an axial direction; a tapered surface 30a is provided between a first tapered surface portion 30a1 with an angle of 10° or more to the axial direction and a second tapered surface portion 30a2 provided between the first tapered surface portion 30a1 and the outer peripheral surface 14 and having a smaller angle of inclination to the axial direction than that of the first tapered surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Yasuhiro IWATA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Yuichiro TAKEZAWA
  • Patent number: 10727655
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that improves the heat dissipation properties of a wire that is arranged in a conduction path. A conduction path has a wire, a routing member that is made of a metal and has a routing groove in which the wire is routed, a bracket that is made of a metal and has a first mounting portion that is mounted to the routing member and has a second mounting portion that is mounted to an electrical connection box, and a heat transfer member that is made of a synthetic resin having a higher heat conductivity than air and is arranged in the routing groove and interposed between the wire and the routing member, in a region that corresponds to a portion of the routing member to which the first mounting portion is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Fujimura, Ryoya Okamoto, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200236295
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes imaging units that image a subject, a title generation executing unit that generates title images each including a display title for classifying a plurality of captured images acquired by the imaging unit and inserts the title image into the captured images, a storage unit that stores the captured images and the title images, a display unit that displays the captured images and the title images stored in the storage unit in the form of a list, and an image search executing unit that searches for a desired captured image from the plurality of captured images and the title images displayed on the display unit in the form of the list. The title generation executing unit hierarchically generates the title images in accordance with a priority set in each type of display title for classifying the captured images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Akira ISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10719068
    Abstract: A plant asset management system and method for managing field devices in a plant are implemented by association between control loop and plant asset value. One or more control loop configurations are extracted from one or more control system definitions of a process control system. One or more device configurations are extracted from one or more device management system definitions of a device management system. There is automatically determined whether one or more control loops and one or more devices are respectively associated with each other, based on the one or more loop configurations and the one or more device configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ota, Xuenian Hu, Zhong Shen, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200222756
    Abstract: A training apparatus is capable of generating and presenting a suitable training menu for finger exercise to maintain or improve a cognitive function and/or an exercise function of a human and supporting training of the human. The training apparatus includes a measuring apparatus and a terminal device. Analysis evaluating data based on measurement of the finger exercise including finger tapping is obtained, and the analysis evaluating data contains an evaluation value of an index item related to an exercise function of a user. A training menu for the user is generated based on the analysis evaluating data and contains a training item for the finger exercise. The index item includes at least one of an amount of exercise, endurance, rhythmicity, cooperativeness of both sides, or marker trackability. The training item includes an exercise to carry out the finger tapping in accordance with teaching information, stimulation, or a marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yuko SANO, Ying YIN, Tomohiko MIZUGUCHI, Akihiko KANDORI, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10715858
    Abstract: When a user inputs an operation of recording a broadcast program into a broadcast reception device, the broadcast reception device outputs, by a display video output unit of the broadcast reception device, a recording setting screen selecting a first recording method of recording program related information and not recording a video content of a broadcast program or a second recording method of recording the program related information and a video content of the broadcast program about a first program. When the first recording method is selected, the program related information is recorded and the video content of the broadcast program is not recorded. When the user inputs an operation of playing back the first program into the broadcast reception device, the broadcast reception device communicates with the server, receives the video content of the first program from the server, and outputs the video content by the display video output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Motoyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200221014
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image pickup device that recognizes the object that the user is attempting to capture as the subject, tracks the movement of that subject, and can continue tracking the movement of the subject even when the subject leaves the capturing area so that the subject can always be reliably brought into focus. The image pickup device includes a main camera that captures the subject; an EVF that displays the captured image captured by the main camera, a sub-camera that captures the subject using a wider capturing region than the main camera, and a processing unit that extracts the subject from the captured images captured by the main camera and the sub-camera, tracks the extracted subject, and brings the subject into focus when an image of the subject is actually captured. When the subject moves outside of a capturing region of the main camera, the processing unit tracks the subject extracted from the captured image captured by the sub-camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Nobuo MASUOKA
  • Patent number: 10707542
    Abstract: Non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery cell having safety and increased energy density, and battery using same. The cell is shaped as a rounded square tube. A core material for preventing electrolyte permeation is at the cell center, the core member being a hollow cylindrical insulator of square cross-section. A cell monitoring system such as a temperature sensor is provided in the hollow part of the core material. A cell base member including positive electrode member, separator, and negative electrode member of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is wound around the core material. Terminals made of electroconductive metal electrically connected to the collector of the positive electrode member or the collector of the negative electrode member are exposed to the cell exterior. The temperature sensor is attached to the center part of the hollow part of the core material in close contact with the core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: E-GLE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10704394
    Abstract: A flow passage forming plate includes a plate main body, a peripheral wall, and a ledge. The plate main body has a gas path surface facing a side of a gas flow passage, and an inner surface facing the opposite side from the gas path surface. The peripheral wall protrudes along a peripheral edge of the plate main body, from the inner surface toward an opposite-flow-passage side. The ledge protrudes along an inner wall surface of the peripheral wall, from the inner surface toward the opposite-flow-passage side. The ledge receives an impingement plate having a plurality of through-holes. The ledge is disposed only in a part of an inner wall surface of the peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tadakazu Sakaguchi, Hiroshi Shimizu, Shinji Yoshida, Yoshio Fukui, Masamitsu Kuwabara