Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Hoshino

Hiroyuki Hoshino 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: 10994336
    Abstract: A quality estimation device for an additive product includes an imaging device configured to illuminate a region including a molding surface during manufacturing of the additive product and image the region, when manufacturing the additive product at a molding position by irradiating with a light beam and a material powder melting and solidifying, a luminance acquisition unit acquires a luminance obtained by quantifying a brightness of a light reflected by at least the molding surface of the region in an image in which the imaging device images the region, and a molding density estimation unit estimates a molding density indicating a density of the material powder in a solidified state after melting based on the luminance of the molding surface acquired by the luminance acquisition unit. The material powder is supplied to the molding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaya Nagahama, Hiroyuki Hoshino, Takashi Mizoguchi, Makoto Tano
  • Publication number: 20200406358
    Abstract: A quality estimation device for an additive product includes an imaging device configured to illuminate a region including a molding surface during manufacturing of the additive product and image the region, when manufacturing the additive product at a molding position by irradiating with a light beam and a material powder melting and solidifying, a luminance acquisition unit acquires a luminance obtained by quantifying a brightness of a light reflected by at least the molding surface of the region in an image in which the imaging device images the region, and a molding density estimation unit estimates a molding density indicating a density of the material powder in a solidified state after melting based on the luminance of the molding surface acquired by the luminance acquisition unit. The material powder is supplied to the molding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaya NAGAHAMA, Hiroyuki Hoshino, Takashi Mizoguchi, Makoto Tano
  • Publication number: 20200307968
    Abstract: There is provided a crane including a main body, a tower derrickably supported by the main body, a jib derrickably supported by the tower, an assist member that assist the jib to move along a ground, and a determination unit that determines whether or not the jib is stopped when the tower is lowered in a lowering work state where the jib is assisted by the assist member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10483057
    Abstract: An input device has a first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode. The second electrode opposes to the first electrode while being spaced apart therefrom. The third electrode is spaced apart from the first electrode and rotatably or slidably provided relative to the second electrode. By the third electrode being brought into contact with or spaced apart from the second electrode, an electrical state between the first electrode and the second electrode changes. Based on this electrical change, a rotary manipulation or a slide manipulation is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Sawada, Hideki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Hoshino, Takashi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20190344387
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus includes heating devices configured to heat layered metal powder composed of an alloy tool steel to a temperature equal to or higher than 150° C. and lower than a melting point, and a light beam radiation device configured to radiate a light beam onto the metal powder heated to the temperature equal to or higher than 150° C. and lower than the melting point by the heating devices to melt the metal powder and form a shaped article. The light beam is radiated in a range narrower than a heating range of the heating devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto TANO, Tetsuya MITSUI, Takaya NAGAHAMA, Hiroyuki HOSHINO, Takashi MIZOGUCHI, Yuta MATSUO
  • Patent number: 10462353
    Abstract: An imaging device includes the following. A temporary storage cyclically stores images for a predetermined duration or number imaged in succession. A record controller records temporarily stored images for a first duration or a first number of images before detection of the capturing instruction, and records images for a second duration or a second number of images after detection of the capturing instruction. A setter preliminarily determines a total duration of the first duration and the second duration or a total number of the first number and the second number and determines a ratio of the first duration to the second duration or a ratio of the first number to the second number in response to one type of operation of an operational input unit, while retaining the preliminarily determined total duration or the preliminarily determined total number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10462373
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The control unit can: make the display unit successively display an entire image taken by the imaging unit as a live-view image, set a cutting region in an imaging range of the imaging unit, displace a position of the cutting region to track movement of a specific subject, fix the position of the cutting region before a first operation, displace the position of the cutting region to track movement of the specific subject after the first operation, and display an image at a region other than the cutting region in an entire image that is successively displayed on the display unit as the live-view image, at least before the first operation, so that the other region image is less prominently displayed in a predetermined display mode than a partial image corresponding to the cutting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Ishihara, Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10447935
    Abstract: In an image generating apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, the reference image selecting unit selects an image as a reference image. The image extracting unit extracts at least one related image related to the reference image. The image generating unit generates a new composite image by using the reference image and the at least one related image according to a layout including a definition of at least one kind of information selected from a group including a background image, the number of images to be used, a size of each image to be used, and positional relation among images to be used. The basic control unit issues an instruction to make the reference image selecting unit select an image being displayed as the reference image and make the image generating unit generate the new composite image based on the reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10373758
    Abstract: It is an object to provide an electrically insulating oil composition that can maintain dielectric breakdown voltage high in a wide temperature range of ?50° C. to 65° C., and can suppress a decrease in dielectric breakdown voltage even in the case of use at high temperature for a long time, and there is provided an electrically insulating oil composition comprising 1,1-diphenylethane and benzyltoluene, wherein the proportion of a para isomer in the benzyltoluene is 45% by mass or more based on a total amount of the benzyltoluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Morikita, Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20190080864
    Abstract: An input device has a first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode. The second electrode opposes to the first electrode while being spaced apart therefrom. The third electrode is spaced apart from the first electrode and rotatably or slidably provided relative to the second electrode. By the third electrode being brought into contact with or spaced apart from the second electrode, an electrical state between the first electrode and the second electrode changes. Based on this electrical change, a rotary manipulation or a slide manipulation is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Masaki SAWADA, Hideki TAKAHASHI, Hiroyuki HOSHINO, Takashi AOKI
  • Publication number: 20190075245
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The control unit can: make the display unit successively display an entire image taken by the imaging unit as a live-view image, set a cutting region in an imaging range of the imaging unit, displace a position of the cutting region to track movement of a specific subject, fix the position of the cutting region before a first operation, displace the position of the cutting region to track movement of the specific subject after the first operation, and display an image at a region other than the cutting region in an entire image that is successively displayed on the display unit as the live-view image, at least before the first operation, so that the other region image is less prominently displayed in a predetermined display mode than a partial image corresponding to the cutting region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori ISHIHARA, Hiroyuki HOSHINO
  • Patent number: 10126887
    Abstract: A touch panel includes multiple first electrodes, multiple first wiring lines, multiple second electrodes, multiple second wiring lines, a switch electrode, a third wiring line, and a shield section. The first electrodes are disposed parallel to each other in the first direction. The second electrodes intersect with the first electrodes, and are disposed parallel to each other in the second direction. The shield section is insulated from the second wiring lines and the third wiring lines, and is disposed to cover the second wiring lines and the third wiring lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20180223467
    Abstract: A washing machine, in which a control unit for controlling a permanent magnet motor includes: a torque command generation portion for generating a torque command according to a deviation between a command value of a motor rotating speed and an estimated value of the motor rotating speed; a motor driving control portion for converting a deviation between a motor current and a current command value into motor voltage command values so as to drive the motor; and a speed estimator for estimating a motor rotating speed by using motor currents and motor voltages. A load measurement portion is arranged in the washing machine to measure the amount of washings as the load magnitude according to the estimated value of the motor rotating speed estimated by the speed estimator in a state that the command of the torque command generation portion is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicants: AQUA CO., LTD, QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MACHINE CO,. LTD
    Inventor: Hiroyuki HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20180213093
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image shooting apparatus includes an imaging unit, a transmission unit, and a processor that is configured to acquire an image captured by the imaging unit to generate a shot image and control the transmission unit to transmit, to an information acquiring apparatus, (i) the shot image, and (ii) instruction information for instructing the information acquiring apparatus to acquire supplementary information, with a shooting instruction. The supplementary information is information which is acquired by a sensor of the information acquiring apparatus and which is to be added to the transmitted shot image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20180176477
    Abstract: In an image generating apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, the reference image selecting unit selects an image as a reference image. The image extracting unit extracts at least one related image related to the reference image. The image generating unit generates a new composite image by using the reference image and the at least one related image according to a layout including a definition of at least one kind of information selected from a group including a background image, the number of images to be used, a size of each image to be used, and positional relation among images to be used. The basic control unit issues an instruction to make the reference image selecting unit select an image being displayed as the reference image and make the image generating unit generate the new composite image based on the reference image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20180160031
    Abstract: An imaging device includes the following. A temporary storage cyclically stores images for a predetermined duration or number imaged in succession. A record controller records temporarily stored images for a first duration or a first number of images before detection of the capturing instruction, and records images for a second duration or a second number of images after detection of the capturing instruction. A setter preliminarily determines a total duration of the first duration and the second duration or a total number of the first number and the second number and determines a ratio of the first duration to the second duration or a ratio of the first number to the second number in response to one type of operation of an operational input unit, while retaining the preliminarily determined total duration or the preliminarily determined total number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki HOSHINO
  • Patent number: 9961214
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image shooting apparatus includes an imaging unit, a transmission unit, and a processor that is configured to acquire an image captured by the imaging unit to generate a shot image and control the transmission unit to transmit, to an information acquiring apparatus, (i) the shot image, and (ii) instruction information for instructing the information acquiring apparatus to acquire supplementary information, with a shooting instruction. The supplementary information is information which is acquired by a sensor of the information acquiring apparatus and which is to be added to the transmitted shot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9930261
    Abstract: In an image generating apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, the reference image selecting unit selects an image as a reference image. The image extracting unit extracts at least one related image related to the reference image. The image generating unit generates a new composite image by using the reference image and the at least one related image according to a layout including a definition of at least one kind of information selected from a group including a background image, the number of images to be used, a size of each image to be used, and positional relation among images to be used. The basic control unit issues an instruction to make the reference image selecting unit select an image being displayed as the reference image and make the image generating unit generate the new composite image based on the reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20170316901
    Abstract: An input device has a first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode. The second electrode opposes to the first electrode while being spaced apart therefrom. The third electrode is spaced apart from the first electrode and rotatably or slidably provided relative to the second electrode. By the third electrode being brought into contact with or spaced apart from the second electrode, an electrical state between the first electrode and the second electrode changes. Based on this electrical change, a rotary manipulation or a slide manipulation is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Masaki SAWADA, Hideki TAKAHASHI, Hiroyuki HOSHINO, Takashi AOKI
  • Publication number: 20170272660
    Abstract: An imaging device to control a region of imaging, includes: an imaging unit; a display unit; and a control unit. The control unit is configured to: set a first region of a predetermined size at a predetermined position in an imaging range of the imaging unit; make the display unit display an image in the first region as live-view image; fix a position of the first region in the imaging range before a first operation is performed; after the first operation is performed, displace the position of the first region in the imaging range so as to track movement of a specific subject in the imaging range; and when a second operation is performed, following the first operation, record a partial image corresponding to the first region in an entire image taken by the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori ISHIHARA, Hiroyuki HOSHINO