Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Koike

Hiroyuki Koike 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: 20190298775
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of inducing formation of a liver organoid from precursor cells, such as iPSC cells. The disclosed liver organoids may be used for screening for a serious adverse event (SAE), such as liver failure and/or drug induced liver injury (DILL), and/or drug toxicity. The disclosed liver organoids may also be used to treat an individual having liver damage, or for identifying a preferred therapeutic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Takanori Takebe, Tadahiro Shinozawa, Hiroyuki Koike, Masaki Kimura
  • Patent number: 10370049
    Abstract: Rear quarter glass has a glass plate, a plastic molding, and a metal molding. A retainer is arranged between the plastic molding and the metal molding. The retainer has a first through-hole and a pin portion. The metal molding has a projecting portion that is inserted through the first through-hole. The projecting portion has an end section that projects from the first through-hole in a state inserted through the first through-hole. The plastic molding has a second through-hole through which the pin portion is inserted. The pin portion has an end section that projects from the second through-hole in a state inserted through the second through-hole. The end section of the projecting portion is swaged to the retainer by swaging through thermal deformation. The end section of the pin portion is swaged to the plastic molding by swaging through thermal deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Koike
  • Publication number: 20190234626
    Abstract: A header includes a plurality of branch tubes and a header manifold. If refrigerant flowing into the header manifold forms a pattern of annular flow or churn flow, tips of the branch tubes inserted into the header manifold pass through a liquid-phase portion having a thickness ? [m] and reach a gas-phase portion. The thickness ? [m] of the liquid-phase portion is defined as ?=G×(1?x)×D/(4?L×ULS), where G is a flow speed [kg/(m2s)] of the refrigerant, x is a quality of the refrigerant, D is an inside diameter [m] of the header manifold, ?L is a liquid density [kg/m3] of the refrigerant, ULS is a reference apparent liquid speed [m/s] that is a maximum value within a range of variation in an apparent gas speed of the refrigerant flowing into a flow space of the header manifold. The reference apparent liquid speed ULS [m/s] is defined as G(1?x)/?L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoji ONAKA, Takashi MATSUMOTO, Kosuke MIYAWAKI, Hiroyuki OKANO, Takanori KOIKE, Takeshi HATOMURA, Osamu MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190039446
    Abstract: In a vehicle rear portion of a vehicle, a third hydrogen tank is disposed between a left and right pair of rear side members that structure portions of the vehicle body and extend in the vehicle front-and-rear direction. An auxiliary battery is disposed at a vehicle width direction outer side of the rear side members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOIKE, Junichi SHIMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10089328
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system capable of grouping objects without needing to pre-define a group associated with a sorting condition. A determination unit determines whether or not one of a first object and a second object different from the first object is included in a determination region that is set based on a position of another one of the first object and the second object. A grouping unit groups the first object and the second object based on a result of a comparison between the attribute information associated with the first object and the attribute information associated with the second object in a case where it is determined that the one of the first object and the second object is included in the determination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Koike
  • Publication number: 20180141601
    Abstract: Rear quarter glass has a glass plate, a plastic molding, and a metal molding. A retainer is arranged between the plastic molding and the metal molding. The retainer has a first through-hole and a pin portion. The metal molding has a projecting portion that is inserted through the first through-hole. The projecting portion has an end section that projects from the first through-hole in a state inserted through the first through-hole. The plastic molding has a second through-hole through which the pin portion is inserted. The pin portion has an end section that projects from the second through-hole in a state inserted through the second through-hole. The end section of the projecting portion is swaged to the retainer by swaging through thermal deformation. The end section of the pin portion is swaged to the plastic molding by swaging through thermal deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki KOIKE
  • Patent number: 9969406
    Abstract: An attention calling system for a vehicle, which is capable of performing an alarm by presenting tactile information while causing a driver to have a feeling of being convinced and a feeling of trust, thereby making it possible to effectively and appropriately call attention of the driver. In the attention calling system according to the present invention, the attention level of the driver is estimated, and an abnormal behavior (unstableness) of the vehicle is detected. Then, on condition that the estimated attention level of the driver is lower than a predetermined level and the abnormal behavior of the vehicle is detected, the tactile information is presented to the driver as an alarm for calling attention of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shirakata, Naotaka Kumakiri, Hiroyuki Koike
  • Patent number: 9764705
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle connecting member including: a front face portion that is connected to a crash box; a first connecting section inserted with and connected to a front end portion of a side member provided running along a vehicle front-rear direction at the vehicle front-rear direction rear side of the crash box; a second connecting section that is formed at a vehicle width direction outside of the first connecting section in a vehicle plan view, and that is connected to a lower end portion of an outrigger provided running along the vehicle front-rear direction at the vehicle width direction outside of the side member so as to extend toward a vehicle vertical direction lower side; and one or more lateral ribs that couple together the first connecting section and the second connecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Soshiro Murata, Hiroyuki Koike, Yasuhide Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20170109809
    Abstract: An information processing method is disclosed which includes the steps of: (a) calculating levels of similarity between a standard form vector as a comparison basis vector and each of a plurality of item characteristic vectors of the standard form which are characteristic of a plurality of items, the standard form vector being made up of N components individually representative of N attributes of each of the plurality of items, N being an integer of at least 1, step (a) further determining as the items to be recommended to a user a plurality of items corresponding to the item characteristic vectors of which the level of similarity satisfies a first condition; (b) determining one of the N attributes of the plurality of recommended items determined in step (a) as a common recommendation reason common to the plurality of recommended items when the determined attribute satisfies a second condition; and (c) controlling presentation to the user of either the plurality of recommended items determined in step (a) or
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOIKE, Tomoharu OHSUMI
  • Patent number: 9600495
    Abstract: Provided is an image search system capable of searching for an image that differs in a specific part from an original image. A reception unit receives designation of a partial region in an original image to be processed and a process content for the partial region. A search unit searches for an image identical or similar to a processed image, which is obtained by applying a process of the process content to the partial region of the original image, based on: a plurality of kinds of feature information on a region other than the partial region of the processed image or of the original image; and at least one piece of feature information selected based on the process content from among a plurality of kinds of feature information on the partial region of the processed image or of the original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Koike
  • Patent number: 9558243
    Abstract: An information processing method is disclosed which includes the steps of: (a) calculating levels of similarity between a standard form vector as a comparison basis vector and each of a plurality of item characteristic vectors of the standard form which are characteristic of a plurality of items, the standard form vector being made up of N components individually representative of N attributes of each of the plurality of items, N being an integer of at least 1, step (a) further determining as the items to be recommended to a user a plurality of items corresponding to the item characteristic vectors of which the level of similarity satisfies a first condition; (b) determining one of the N attributes of the plurality of recommended items determined in step (a) as a common recommendation reason common to the plurality of recommended items when the determined attribute satisfies a second condition; and (c) controlling presentation to the user of either the plurality of recommended items determined in step (a) or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Koike, Tomoharu Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 9552413
    Abstract: A program vector can represent attributes of a program to be generated. EPG data can be received, and metadata necessary for generation of a program vector PP can be extracted from the EPG data. A morphological analysis can be carried out on contents and title included in the metadata to disassemble the contents and the title into words. Items included in the metadata can be subjected to a vector creation process to generate the program vector PP. An effect vector can be extracted on the basis of a genre of a program associated with the metadata. The extracted effect vector can be associated with the generated program vector PP and the processing can be ended. This can be applied to a distribution server for distributing contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Yamamoto, Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Mari Saito, Hiroyuki Koike
  • Patent number: 9517798
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle body structure including an upper section that is integrally casted using a non-ferrous metal material, that includes a transmission section to which an external force is transmitted and a join section extending out from the transmission section, a connection section that is formed using a steel material, and that is joined to the join section by riveting, and a member section that is formed using a steel material, and that is joined to the connection section by welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhide Matsuo, Hiroyuki Koike, Takashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9495438
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an information processing apparatus and method, a program, and a recording medium, in which a content is recommended to each user on the basis of even the metadata that is assigned with no classification. A metadata analysis block resolves metadata acquired by a metadata acquisition block into components. A dictionary data generation block generates dictionary data in which genre is correlated with keyword and each component. An associated-information database generation block references the dictionary data to assign genre to the metadata which are assigned with no genre, thereby generating an associated-information database of content. An associated-information search block references the dictionary data to identify a genre from a keyword of interest data to search for associated information, thereby recommending content to the user. The present invention is applicable to personal computers or HDD recorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mari Saito, Noriyuki Yamamoto, Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Koike
  • Publication number: 20160250968
    Abstract: An attention calling system for a vehicle, which is capable of performing an alarm by presenting tactile information while causing a driver to have a feeling of being convinced and a feeling of trust, thereby making it possible to effectively and appropriately call attention of the driver. In the attention calling system according to the present invention, the attention level of the driver is estimated, and an abnormal behavior (unstableness) of the vehicle is detected. Then, on condition that the estimated attention level of the driver is lower than a predetermined level and the abnormal behavior of the vehicle is detected, the tactile information is presented to the driver as an alarm for calling attention of the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shirakata, Naotaka Kumakiri, Hiroyuki Koike
  • Publication number: 20160236712
    Abstract: A driver state determination system capable of accurately determining a state of vigilance of a driver, for a vehicle in which steering assist control is performed. The driver state determination system includes an ECU. The ECU performs LKAS control or normal control based on an ON/OFF state of an LKAS switch. During execution of the LKAS control, the ECU sets a vigilance level using a steering torque. During no-execution of the LKAS control, the ECU sets the vigilance level using a steering angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shirakata, Naotaka Kumakiri, Hiroyuki Koike
  • Patent number: 9367764
    Abstract: A color information obtaining unit obtains color information of an attention point or an attention area within a target image. A similarity information obtaining unit obtains similarity information related to a level of similarity between color information of an image that is stored in a storage in advance and the color information obtained by the color information obtaining unit. A notification unit causes an output unit to output a notification based on the similarity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Ryuji Sakamaki, Hiroyuki Koike, Soh Masuko
  • Publication number: 20160121829
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle connecting member including: a front face portion that is connected to a crash box; a first connecting section inserted with and connected to a front end portion of a side member provided running along a vehicle front-rear direction at the vehicle front-rear direction rear side of the crash box; a second connecting section that is formed at a vehicle width direction outside of the first connecting section in a vehicle plan view, and that is connected to a lower end portion of an outrigger provided running along the vehicle front-rear direction at the vehicle width direction outside of the side member so as to extend toward a vehicle vertical direction lower side; and one or more lateral ribs that couple together the first connecting section and the second connecting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Soshiro MURATA, Hiroyuki KOIKE, Yasuhide MATSUO
  • Patent number: 9321460
    Abstract: A railroad crossing barrier estimating apparatus and a vehicle that incorporates therein such a railroad crossing barrier estimating apparatus are provided. When at least one of an external object the transverse width of which increases over time and an external object having a given length at a certain height from the ground is detected, the vehicle or the railroad crossing barrier estimating apparatus estimates the detected external object as a railroad crossing barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoji Sasabuchi, Hiroyuki Koike
  • Publication number: 20160068193
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle front section structure, the structure comprising a first member that is configured from a metal material, that is formed in a hollow rectangular column shape, and that is disposed with a length direction along a vehicle front-rear direction at a front section of a vehicle; a second member that is configured from a metal material, that extends along the vehicle front-rear direction at a vehicle rear side of the first member, and that has a front end portion fixed to a rear end portion of the first member; and a stopper that is provided at the second member, that is disposed facing a rear end of the first member along the vehicle front-rear direction, and that covers at least one corner portion of the first member from the vehicle rear side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki KOIKE