Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Harada

Hiroyuki Harada 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: 9665938
    Abstract: A binarization processing unit 11 performs a binarization process the basis of existence of at least one of lightness and chroma for a candidate image of template matching. A labeling processing unit 12 performs a labeling process for the binarized candidate image and thereby extracts a pixel block in the binarized candidate image. An outline determining unit 14 performs sampling of a position on an outermost periphery of the pixel block, and identifies a range from a centroid position of the pixel block and an angle from a predetermined direction as the position. A correlation determining unit 15 determines a correlation between the ranges and the angles of both the candidate image and the reference image on the basis of the reference outline data, and excludes the candidate image from a candidate of the template matching in accordance with degree of the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Hironori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9641723
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a layout identifying unit, a slide image extracting unit, and an output processing unit. The layout identifying unit is configured to identify a printing layout of a document image scanned by an image scanning device on the basis of layout data, the layout data indicating plural printing layouts of specific presentation material editing software that builds a slide image. The slide image extracting unit is configured to extract a slide image in the document image in accordance with the identified printing layout. The output processing unit is configured to perform generating a data file of the specific presentation material editing software including the extracted slide image and/or printing of the extracted slide image as an output process of the slide image extracted by the slide image extracting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Hironori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9641712
    Abstract: An image reading device generates, as image data of a reading region, image data for output and image data for size detection, the latter having a lower resolution than the former, discriminates high density lines from the size-detection image data, sets as a target line one of the high density lines. And the image reading device calculates as a width for size detection a width from a reference line to the target line, sets as the size of a document a reference size that has a width closest to the width for size detection, performs image processing on the output image data based on the reference size set as the size of the document, and outputs the processed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yuya Tagami, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20170018495
    Abstract: Herein provided are: a ceramic board; a semiconductor element for electric power, on one surface of which an electrode is formed, and the other surface of which is bonded to the ceramic board; a lead terminal, one end side of which is bonded to the electrode, and the other end side of which is to be electrically connected to an outside thereof; and a sealing member by which the semiconductor element for electric power is sealed together with a part, in the lead terminal, bonded to the electrode; wherein, near an end in said one end side of the lead terminal, an inclined surface is formed which becomes farther from the circuit board as it becomes closer to the end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Fujino, Mikio Ishihara, Masayoshi Shinkai, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Publication number: 20160370812
    Abstract: A valve device includes a valve seat forming member, a case, a first O-ring, and a second O-ring. The valve seat forming member is fit into a passage defining and forms a valve seat. The case houses an electromagnetic solenoid and is connected to the passage defining member. The first O-ring is interposed between an inner circumferential surface of the passage defining member and an outer circumferential surface of the valve seat forming member. The first O-ring prohibits the fluid from flowing through a space between the passage defining member and the valve seat forming member when the main valve body seats on the valve seat. The second O-ring is interposed between the case and the passage defining member. The second O-ring prohibits the fluid from flowing from the passage to an outside of the passage defining member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HARADA, Yuichiro MIURA, Hirofumi ONODERA, Kimio UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 9514893
    Abstract: An electrical storage unit that includes a positive electrode, which includes a positive-electrode collector electrode and a positive-electrode active material layer on the positive-electrode collector electrode, a negative electrode, which includes a negative-electrode collector electrode and a negative-electrode active material layer on the negative-electrode collector electrode, the negative-electrode active material layer facing the positive-electrode active material layer, and a first insulating layer bonded to the positive electrode and the negative electrode and separating the positive electrode from the negative electrode. The first insulating layer is bonded to part of a surface of the positive electrode and part of a surface of the negative electrode and includes a communication path for connecting the outside of the electrical storage unit to the inside of the electrical storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaharu Itaya, Keiji Horikawa, Manabu Sawada, Hiroyuki Harada, Yuusuke Ueba, Yukio Ehara, Yasuhiko Ueda, Yasutake Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20160349689
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a primary conveyance section, a first diverging section, a sorting ejection section, a secondary conveyance section, and a housing. The first diverging section is located downstream of the image forming section in a paper conveyance direction in the primary conveyance section. The secondary conveyance section diverges from the primary conveyance section at the first diverging section. The sorting ejection section sorts and ejects the paper conveyed thereto by the secondary conveyance section. The housing constitutes an apparatus main body and houses the image forming section, the primary conveyance section, the first diverging section, and part of the secondary conveyance section. One side wall of a plurality of side walls of the housing has an opening. The secondary conveyance section conveys the paper to a proximal end of the sorting ejection section through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki HARADA
  • Patent number: 9492331
    Abstract: To provide an absorbent article that can further reduce leakage of body fluid from an end portion in a longitudinal direction. An elongated shaped absorbent article includes: a top sheet that has a skin contacting surface; a back sheet; and an absorbent core that is disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet, in which a compressed groove is formed on the skin contacting surface; the skin contacting surface has an excretory contact region, a front region, and a rear region; the compressed groove has a pair of first central grooves and a first circular groove that is provided in at least any one of the front region and the rear region; and the first circular groove is arranged at a position overlapping a vertical center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Uematsu, Quing Cao, Yukihiro Ito, Hiroyuki Harada, Kazuya Nishitani
  • Publication number: 20160321813
    Abstract: A binarization processing unit 11 performs a binarization process the basis of existence of at least one of lightness and chroma for a candidate image of template matching. A labeling processing unit 12 performs a labeling process for the binarized candidate image and thereby extracts a pixel block in the binarized candidate image. An outline determining unit 14 performs sampling of a position on an outermost periphery of the pixel block, and identifies a range from a centroid position of the pixel block and an angle from a predetermined direction as the position. A correlation determining unit 15 determines a correlation between the ranges and the angles of both the candidate image and the reference image on the basis of the reference outline data, and excludes the candidate image from a candidate of the template matching in accordance with degree of the correlation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HARADA, Hironori HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160309049
    Abstract: An image reading device generates, as image data of a reading region, image data for output and image data for size detection, the latter having a lower resolution than the former, discriminates high density lines from the size-detection image data, sets as a target line one of the high density lines. And the image reading device calculates as a width for size detection a width from a reference line to the target line, sets as the size of a document a reference size that has a width closest to the width for size detection, performs image processing on the output image data based on the reference size set as the size of the document, and outputs the processed image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yuya TAGAMI, Hiroyuki HARADA
  • Publication number: 20160286065
    Abstract: A document reading device includes a reading section, an orientation detecting section, an orientation determining section, and a notification section. The reading section reads images of respective pages of a spread document one at a time. The orientation detecting section sequentially detects orientations of respective images read by the reading section. The orientation determining section determines whether or not the orientation detecting section detects orientation alternation between a first orientation and a second orientation opposite to the first orientation for a read image read by the reading section. The notification section notifies an error upon the orientation determining section determining that the orientation detecting section does not detect orientation alternation between the first orientation and the second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki HARADA
  • Patent number: 9451127
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an area extracting unit, a specific halftone dot area detecting unit, and an encoding unit. The area extracting unit extracts a halftone dot area from an image. The specific halftone dot area detecting unit detects a specific halftone dot area, the specific halftone dot area being the extracted halftone dot area that includes a character and of which a variation range in a distribution of luminance and hue is less than a predetermined range. The encoding unit encodes the specific halftone dot area in an encoding manner different from an encoding manner for the halftone dot area other than the specific halftone dot area, the encoding manner for the specific halftone dot area providing higher image quality after encoding than image quality provided by the encoding manner for the halftone dot area other than the specific halftone dot area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Sota Nanbu
  • Patent number: 9439725
    Abstract: A balloon ablation catheter achieves reduction in diameter of the balloon upon balloon contraction and increased reliability of the thermocouple temperature sensor, which balloon ablation catheter is less likely to be influenced by the heating liquid discharged into the balloon and able to control the balloon surface temperature with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Motoki Takaoka, Akinori Matsukuma, Takahiro Yagi
  • Publication number: 20160213526
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a top sheet, a back sheet, an absorber, and a pair of side sheets that cover the side edges of the absorber in a width direction. Lateral inner edges of the side sheets are interposed between the absorber and the top sheet in the thickness direction. The pair of side sheets extend outwardly from the top sheet and the absorber in the width direction. The side sheets have a higher density than the top sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Kenta TANIGUCHI, Masashi KITAGAWA, Hiroyuki HARADA
  • Publication number: 20160219187
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a layout identifying unit, a slide image extracting unit, and an output processing unit. The layout identifying unit is configured to identify a printing layout of a document image scanned by an image scanning device on the basis of layout data, the layout data indicating plural printing layouts of specific presentation material editing software that builds a slide image. The slide image extracting unit is configured to extract a slide image in the document image in accordance with the identified printing layout. The output processing unit is configured to perform generating a data file of the specific presentation material editing software including the extracted slide image and/or printing of the extracted slide image as an output process of the slide image extracted by the slide image extracting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Hironori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9368776
    Abstract: A power storage device having: a laminated body formed by providing a separator layer between a first electrode which is one of a cathode and an anode and a second electrode which is the other electrode; an electrolyte; and a package which houses the laminated body and the electrolyte. At least two first electrode composite sheets are included which are each obtained by integrating a first collector electrode, a first electrode active material layer provided on one principal surface of the first collector electrode, and a separator layer covering at least part of the one principal surface, and the other principal surface of the first collector electrode of one first electrode composite sheet out of the at least two first electrode composite sheets is opposed to, and bonded to, the other principal surface of the first collector electrode of the other first electrode composite sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Horikawa, Yukio Ehara, Masaharu Itaya, Yasutake Fukuda, Manabu Sawada, Hiroyuki Harada, Yuusuke Ueba, Yasuhiko Ueda
  • Publication number: 20160134768
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an area extracting unit and a table image detecting unit. The area extracting unit is configured to extract halftone dot areas and character images in an image. The table image detecting unit is configured to detect the extracted halftone dot areas as a table image if (a) the extracted halftone dot areas include no ruled lines, (b) plural halftone dot areas among the extracted halftone dot areas are arrayed in a primary scanning direction and/or a secondary scanning direction, and (c) the arrayed plural halftone dot areas include the character images at at least two positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Sota Nanbu, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 9270852
    Abstract: This image processing apparatus includes an additional-object registration unit and a read-image processing unit. A setting form contains: (a) an additional-object specification field used to present an additional object that is placed onto a document in order to specify an extract area to be extracted from an image read from the document; and (b) a processing specification field used to select processing to be performed on information obtained from the extract area. The additional-object registration unit identifies an image of the additional object presented in the additional-object specification field and the processing selected in the processing specification field, and registers the image and the process associated therewith. The read-image processing unit searches the read image of the document for the image of the additional object and performs the processing associated with the additional object image on the information obtained from the extract area specified by the additional object image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 9263198
    Abstract: An electric double-layer capacitor having a capacitor element, a package defining a closed space accommodating the capacitor element, and electrolytic solution loaded in the closed space. The package includes a body and a lid, and the body has a metallic portion and a resin portion. The metallic portion includes two lead-out terminals electrically coupled to the capacitor element, and these two lead-out terminals are electrically isolated from each other by the resin portion. The resin portion includes two projections extending into the closed space, which make the closed space narrower and reduce the amount of loading of the electrolytic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Masaharu Itaya
  • Publication number: 20160034753
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a character recognizing unit identifies a character image in a document image. A font matching unit determines a character code and a font type corresponding to the identified character image. A fore-and-background setting unit sets the document image as a background image and sets a standard character image based on the determined character code and the determined font type. A background image correcting unit (a) deletes a deletion area in the background image, the deletion area taking a same position as the character image or the standard character image, (b) interpolates a differential area between the character image and the standard character image in a specific neighborhood area that contacts with the deletion area on the basis of the background image, and (c) interpolates the deletion area on the basis of the back ground image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Harada