Patents by Inventor Hirotaka Suzuki

Hirotaka Suzuki 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: 20190075268
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a detection unit, a display control unit, and a determination unit. The display control unit switches a composite image to a generated image, and causes a display device to display the generated image when the determination unit determines that a predetermined condition has been satisfied under the state in which the detection unit has detected that a travel direction of a vehicle is backward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki GOTO, Hirotaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10063788
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquirement section, a correction section, and an image production section. The image acquirement section acquires an image signal representing an image, the image signal is generated by light receiving elements that receive lights from a specific space preliminarily defined in a vicinity of a vehicle via a near infrared passing filter mainly transmitting near infrared lights and a visible light passing filter transmitting visible lights and near infrared lights, respectively. The image includes multiple areas and indicates the specific space projected onto a plane. The correction section corrects each area of the image by amplifying intensity of near infrared lights with an increasing amplification factor when a difference between the intensity of near infrared lights and intensity of visible lights and near infrared lights becomes smaller. The image production section produces a new image based on the corrected areas of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushige Hattori, Hirotaka Suzuki, Nobuhiko Inoue, Kazuhide Ohta
  • Publication number: 20180094722
    Abstract: The present invention is configured such that: in a stopped state of an electric oil pump (M/O/P), control of the electric oil pump (M/O/P) is started such that, when a driver has the intention of demanding drive force, a discharge pressure takes on a target hydraulic pressure (PTh) determined in accordance with the demanded drive force from the driver; and a pressure regulation target value of a line pressure regulation valve (101) is set to a value that is higher than or equal to the target hydraulic pressure (PTh). Thus, it is possible to provide a vehicular hydraulic control device capable of suppressing hunting in line pressure (PL) when the line pressure (PL) is regulated so as to take on the target hydraulic pressure (PTh).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: JATCO Ltd
    Inventors: Shusaku KATAKURA, Yutaka SHIMIZU, Yusuke OTA, Keiichi NAKAO, Shintaro OHSHIO, Hirotaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9875051
    Abstract: A memory device includes a nonvolatile memory unit, a volatile memory unit including first and second memory modules, and a controller configured to store data from the nonvolatile memory unit in the volatile memory unit before the data are transferred to a host. While the controller stores the data in the first memory module, the first memory module is in a first power state and the second memory module is in a second power state. The first power state corresponds to a high power consumption state and the second power state corresponds to a low power consumption state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9758496
    Abstract: A method of sealing an end of a polymer with a carbodiimide compound without liberating an isocyanate compound. A compound including a cyclic structure having one carbodiimide group whose first nitrogen and second nitrogen are bonded together by a bond group is used as an end-sealing agent for the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichiro Shoji, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9497395
    Abstract: A night-vision device is provided with a projection unit, an image pickup unit, a luminance ratio determining unit, and a projection control unit. The luminance ratio determining unit determines whether a determination luminance ratio in a set region is within a predetermined luminance range as a luminance ratio at which a subject to be detected forms an emphasized image, said set region having been set at least in a part of an image obtained by means of the image pickup unit. In the cases where the determination luminance ratio is out of the predetermined luminance range, the projection control unit controls the intensity of near-infrared light emitted from the projection unit such that the determination luminance ratio is within the predetermined luminance range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushige Hattori, Hirotaka Suzuki, Nobuhiko Inoue, Kazuhide Ohta
  • Publication number: 20160313941
    Abstract: A memory device includes a nonvolatile memory unit, a volatile memory unit including first and second memory modules, and a controller configured to store data from the nonvolatile memory unit in the volatile memory unit before the data are transferred to a host. While the controller stores the data in the first memory module, the first memory module is in a first power state and the second memory module is in a second power state. The first power state corresponds to a high power consumption state and the second power state corresponds to a low power consumption state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Hirotaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9430698
    Abstract: An information input apparatus includes an observation unit that observes an environment including a user and one or more apparatuses to be controlled and includes a sensor; a learning unit that separates a foreground including the user and the one or more apparatuses to be controlled and a background including the environment except for the foreground from observation data obtained by the observation unit and learns three-dimensional models of the foreground and the background; a state estimation unit that estimates positions and postures of already modeled foregrounds in the environment; a user recognition unit that identifies fingers of the user from the foreground and recognizes a shape, position, and posture of the fingers; and an apparatus control unit that outputs a control command to the one or more apparatuses to be controlled on the basis of the recognized shape, position, and posture of the fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki Noda, Hirotaka Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Yusuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9280709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program capable of easily adding an annotation to content. A feature amount extracting unit 21 extracts an image feature amount of each frame of an image of learning content and extracts word frequency information regarding frequency of appearance of each word in a description text describing a content of the image of the learning content (for example, a text of a caption) as a text feature amount of the description text. A model learning unit 22 learns an annotation model, which is a multi-stream HMM, by using an annotation sequence for annotation, which is a multi-stream including the image feature amount of each frame and the text feature amount. The present invention may be applied when adding the annotation to the content such as a television broadcast program, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Suzuki, Masato Ito
  • Patent number: 9232205
    Abstract: An information processing device, method and a program adds an annotation to content and provides an application which utilizes the annotation. A learning module extracts an image feature amount of each frame of an image of learning content and extracts word frequency information regarding a frequency of appearance of each word in a description text, and learns an annotation models which is a multi-stream Hidden Markov Model (HMM) by using a multi-stream including the image feature amount and the text feature amount. A browsing controller extracts a scene which is a group of one or more temporally continuous frames from target content by using the annotation model and displays representative images of the scenes so as to be arranged in chronological order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Suzuki, Masato Ito
  • Publication number: 20150373278
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquirement section, a correction section, and an image production section. The image acquirement section acquires an image signal representing an image, the image signal is generated by light receiving elements that receive lights from a specific space preliminarily defined in a vicinity of a vehicle via a near infrared passing filter mainly transmitting near infrared lights and a visible light passing filter transmitting visible lights and near infrared lights, respectively. The image includes multiple areas and indicates the specific space projected onto a plane. The correction section corrects each area of the image by amplifying intensity of near infrared lights with an increasing amplification factor when a difference between the intensity of near infrared lights and intensity of visible lights and near infrared lights becomes smaller. The image production section produces a new image based on the corrected areas of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Kazushige Hattori, Hirotaka Suzuki, Nobuhiko Inoue, Kazuhide Ohta
  • Publication number: 20150350572
    Abstract: A night-vision device is provided with a projection unit, an image pickup unit, a luminance ratio determining unit, and a projection control unit. The luminance ratio determining unit determines whether a determination luminance ratio in a set region is within a predetermined luminance range as a luminance ratio at which a subject to be detected forms an emphasized image, said set region having been set at least in a part of an image obtained by means of the image pickup unit. In the cases where the determination luminance ratio is out of the predetermined luminance range, the projection control unit controls the intensity of near-infrared light emitted from the projection unit such that the determination luminance ratio is within the predetermined luminance range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushige HATTORI, Hirotaka SUZUKI, Nobuhiko INOUE, Kazuhide OHTA
  • Publication number: 20150262004
    Abstract: An information input apparatus includes an observation unit that observes an environment including a user and one or more apparatuses to be controlled and includes a sensor; a learning unit that separates a foreground including the user and the one or more apparatuses to be controlled and a background including the environment except for the foreground from observation data obtained by the observation unit and learns three-dimensional models of the foreground and the background; a state estimation unit that estimates positions and postures of already modeled foregrounds in the environment; a user recognition unit that identifies fingers of the user from the foreground and recognizes a shape, position, and posture of the fingers; and an apparatus control unit that outputs a control command to the one or more apparatuses to be controlled on the basis of the recognized shape, position, and posture of the fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kuniaki Noda, Hirotaka Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Yusuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9091564
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: an appliance power consumption estimating unit estimating power consumption of each of a plurality of appliances disposed inside a large region that is divided into a plurality of regions; an appliance presence probability estimating unit estimating appliance presence probabilities that are probabilities that the respective appliances are present in the respective regions; a responsible share deciding unit deciding responsible shares that are proportions for respective people when power consumption in each region is shared among people who may be present in the large region; and a power consumption allocating unit calculating an allocated amount of power consumption of each person based on the power consumption of each of the plurality of appliances, the appliance presence probabilities, and the responsible shares.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9075444
    Abstract: An information input apparatus includes an observation unit that observes an environment including a user and one or more apparatuses to be controlled and includes a sensor; a learning unit that separates a foreground including the user and the one or more apparatuses to be controlled and a background including the environment except for the foreground from observation data obtained by the observation unit and learns three-dimensional models of the foreground and the background; a state estimation unit that estimates positions and postures of already modeled foregrounds in the environment; a user recognition unit that identifies fingers of the user from the foreground and recognizes a shape, position, and posture of the fingers; and an apparatus control unit that outputs a control command to the one or more apparatuses to be controlled on the basis of the recognized shape, position, and posture of the fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki Noda, Hirotaka Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Yusuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8987440
    Abstract: A cyclic carbodiimide compound which is useful as an end-sealing agent for polymer compounds. The cyclic carbodiimide compound is represented by the following formula (i): In the above formula, X is a divalent group or a tetravalent group represented by the following formula (i-4). When X is divalent, q is 0 and when X is tetravalent, q is 1. Ar1 to Ar4 are each independently an aromatic group. They may be substituted by an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or phenyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Shinichiro Shoji, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8816018
    Abstract: A resin composition which comprises a polyester and is free from a smell produced from a free isocyanate compound. The resin composition comprises a polyester (component A) whose end is modified and a compound including a cyclic structure having one carbodiimide group whose first nitrogen and second nitrogen are bonded together by a bond group (component B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Shinichiro Shoji, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8791192
    Abstract: There are provided a resin composition including a polylactic acid which (i) includes a poly-L-lactic acid (component B-1) and a poly-D-lactic acid (component B-4), (ii) has a weight ratio of the component B-1 to the component B-4 (component B-1/component B-4) of 10/90 to 90/10, and (iii) shows a proportion of melt peaks at 195° C. or higher to all melt peaks in a temperature rising process in measurement by a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) of at least 20%; a molded article of the resin composition; and methods for producing the resin composition and the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Hironaka, Fumitaka Kondo, Keiichiro Ino, Yuichi Matsuno, Kiyotsuna Toyohara, Hirotaka Suzuki, Ryuji Nonokawa, Takaaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8726196
    Abstract: A gesture input device includes an input unit to which image information representing an action is input. The gesture input device also includes a detection unit that detects the action based on a shape of the input image information. The gesture input device further includes a prediction unit that predicts one or more gestures based on a detection result of the action. In addition, the gesture input device includes a notification unit that notifies an action to be performed next to input the predicted one or more gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Yamaoka, Jun Yokono, Yuichi Hasegawa, Ning Zhou, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: RE46186
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: model learning means for self-organizing, on the basis of a state transition model having a state and state transition to be learned by using time series data as data in time series, an internal state from an observation signal obtained by a sensor; and controller learning means for performing learning for allocating a controller, which outputs an action, to each of transitions of a state or each of transition destination states in the state transition model indicating the internal state self-organized by the model learning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Katsuki Minamino, Kenta Kawamoto, Hirotaka Suzuki, Kenichi Hidai