Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Ohba

Hiroyuki Ohba 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: 11450036
    Abstract: An input information acquiring section accepts a user's operation. A texture region acquiring section acquires a region of a display image to be presented by use of a texture. A velocity acquiring section acquires for each pixel a movement velocity vector of the texture on a plane of the display image. A texture referencing section adjusts a reference range in an axial direction of the velocity vector in keeping with a magnitude of the movement velocity, before sampling texel values. A pixel value determining section determines a pixel value on the basis of the texel values. An output section outputs the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Ohba, Takayuki Shinohara, Shinya Wada, Akihiko Sugawara, Takayuki Ishida, Hiroyuki Segawa
  • Patent number: 11145775
    Abstract: This inter-connector is provided with: a first electrode; a second electrode; and a connecting body which connects the first electrode and the second electrode. The connecting body comprises: a first junction portion connected to the first electrode; a first bypass portion connected with respect to the first junction portion; a first reinforcement portion connected to the first junction portion and the first bypass portion; a second junction portion connected to the second electrode; a second bypass portion connected with respect to the second junction portion; a second reinforcement portion connected to the second junction portion and the second bypass portion; and a connection portion connecting the first bypass portion and the second bypass portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Inaba, Motoya Sakabe, Hiroyuki Ohba
  • Patent number: 10453982
    Abstract: A solar battery module is provided that includes plural solar battery cells, plural interconnectors each having a shock absorber, a sealing layer, a back face layer, and a front face layer having optical transparency. The plural solar battery cells each include an electrode on a peripheral edge portion at a back face that does not receive sunlight. The plural interconnectors extend along the peripheral edge portions, and connect the electrodes of the plural solar battery cells to each other. The sealing layer seals each of the solar battery cells and each of the interconnectors. The shock absorber is disposed in a region between corner portions of adjacent or diagonally opposing solar battery cells, and permits movement of the solar battery cells accompanying expansion or contraction of at least one out of the back face layer or the front face layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yuki Kudo, Shoichi Iwamoto, Hiroyuki Ohba, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Publication number: 20190259893
    Abstract: A solar battery module including: a solar battery cell; a surface layer that is made of a resin; a sealing layer having an upper portion sealing layer that seals an upper portion of the solar battery cell, and a lower portion sealing layer that seals a lower portion of the solar battery cell; and a back layer having a first metal layer made of a metal having a linear expansion coefficient lower than that of the resin constituting the surface layer, a foamed layer made of a foamed resin, and a second metal layer made of a metal having a linear expansion coefficient lower than that of the resin constituting the surface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutaka KIMURA, Hiroyuki OHBA, Yuki KUDO, Shoichi IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190140123
    Abstract: This inter-connector is provided with: a first electrode; a second electrode; and a connecting body which connects the first electrode and the second electrode. The connecting body comprises: a first junction portion connected to the first electrode; a first bypass portion connected with respect to the first junction portion; a first reinforcement portion connected to the first junction portion and the first bypass portion; a second junction portion connected to the second electrode; a second bypass portion connected with respect to the second junction portion; a second reinforcement portion connected to the second junction portion and the second bypass portion; and a connection portion connecting the first bypass portion and the second bypass portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka INABA, Motoya SAKABE, Hiroyuki OHBA
  • Patent number: 10217885
    Abstract: An interconnector includes a first electrode configured to be connected to a first photovoltaic cell, a second electrode configured to be connected to a second photovoltaic cell, and a connection body that connects the first electrode and the second electrode. The connection body includes a first detour, a second detour, and a joint. The first detour includes a first curved part that is curved toward a first side in a first direction and connected to the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Inaba, Shoichi Iwamoto, Hiroyuki Ohba
  • Publication number: 20180040755
    Abstract: An interconnector includes a first electrode configured to be connected to a first photovoltaic cell, a second electrode configured to be connected to a second photovoltaic cell, and a connection body that connects the first electrode and the second electrode. The connection body includes a first detour, a second detour, and a joint. The first detour includes a first curved part that is curved toward a first side in a first direction and connected to the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka INABA, Shoichi IWAMOTO, Hiroyuki OHBA
  • Publication number: 20170186898
    Abstract: A solar battery module is provided that includes plural solar battery cells, plural interconnectors each having a shock absorber, a sealing layer, a back face layer, and a front face layer having optical transparency. The plural solar battery cells each include an electrode on a peripheral edge portion at a back face that does not receive sunlight. The plural interconnectors extend along the peripheral edge portions, and connect the electrodes of the plural solar battery cells to each other. The sealing layer seals each of the solar battery cells and each of the interconnectors. The shock absorber is disposed in a region between corner portions of adjacent or diagonally opposing solar battery cells, and permits movement of the solar battery cells accompanying expansion or contraction of at least one out of the back face layer or the front face layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yuki KUDO, Shoichi Iwamoto, Hiroyuki Ohba, Hirotaka Inaba
  • Patent number: 9666003
    Abstract: An object detection system 1 includes a sensor section 10 configured to detect an object within a detection area A; and an adjuster (remote controller) 20 configured to interactively communicate with the sensor section 10. The adjuster 20 includes; a transmission unit 13 configured to transmit a setting signal for setting an operating condition of the sensor section 10 to the sensor section 10; an adjustment notification unit 23 configured to receive a completion signal of operating condition setting from the sensor section 10 and give notification of the operating condition, setting of which has been completed; and a target selection unit 25 configured to arbitrarily select a target sensor section 10 intended for the operating condition setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Shiraishi, Hiroyuki Ohba, Yasuhiro Takada, Mitsugu Mihara, Akihiro Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 9328548
    Abstract: An object detection system 1 includes a sensor section 10 configured to detect an object within a detection area A; and an adjuster (remote controller) 20 configured to interactively communicate with the sensor section 10. The sensor section 10 includes a driving machine 6 configured to adjust the detection area A. The adjuster 20 includes a transmission unit 13 configured to transmit, to the sensor section 10, a setting signal for setting an operating condition of the sensor section 10 including adjustment of the detection area A by the driving machine 6; and an adjustment notification unit 23 configured to receive a completion signal of operating condition setting from the sensor section 10 and subsequently give notification of the operating condition, setting of which has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Shiraishi, Hiroyuki Ohba, Yasuhiro Takada, Mitsugu Mihara
  • Patent number: 9064354
    Abstract: An authentication registration/invalidation apparatus is provided, which allows easy invalidation of an authentication tag when the authentication tag is lost, and facilitates management of authentication tags. When an RFID reader (2) receives an RFID signal including an instruction of invalidation, which is transmitted from an operation tag (10b) in a recognition area (A), an invalidation unit (32b) sets an operation mode to an invalidation enabled mode. If an RFID tag recognizer (31a) recognizes an authentication tag (10a) before or after the setting of the invalidation enabled mode, the invalidation unit 32b invalidates the authentication tag (10a), or invalidates all authentication tags (10a) that belong to a group to which the authentication tag belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Shiraishi, Mitsugu Mihara, Hiroyuki Ohba, Takeshi Kawahara, Yasuhiro Hosaki, Satoshi Sogabe, Tomoki Kaneyama, Tomoya Masuyama, Kazuo Komiyama
  • Patent number: 8954813
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, two memory systems each including a memory and a controller are connected via a communication line. The controller includes a testing unit that performs a self-test process on the memory, a communication unit that communicates with the counterpart controller, and a status output unit. The communication unit performs a startup synchronization process which is performed before the self-test process and a termination synchronization process which is performed after the self-test process. The testing unit obtains a comprehensive test result from the test results of the two memory systems, and the status output unit of one memory system outputs the comprehensive test result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohba, Nobuhiro Ono
  • Publication number: 20140361146
    Abstract: An object detection system 1 includes a sensor section 10 configured to detect an object within a detection area A; and an adjuster (remote controller) 20 configured to interactively communicate with the sensor section 10. The sensor section 10 includes a driving machine 6 configured to adjust the detection area A. The adjuster 20 includes a transmission unit 13 configured to transmit, to the sensor section 10, a setting signal for setting an operating condition of the sensor section 10 including adjustment of the detection area A by the driving machine 6; and an adjustment notification unit 23 configured to receive a completion signal of operating condition setting from the sensor section 10 and subsequently give notification of the operating condition, setting of which has been completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao SHIRAISHI, Hiroyuki OHBA, Yasuhiro TAKADA, Mitsugu MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20140361868
    Abstract: An object detection system 1 includes a sensor section 10 configured to detect an object within a detection area A; and an adjuster (remote controller) 20 configured to interactively communicate with the sensor section 10. The adjuster 20 includes; a transmission unit 13 configured to transmit a setting signal for setting an operating condition of the sensor section 10 to the sensor section 10; an adjustment notification unit 23 configured to receive a completion signal of operating condition setting from the sensor section 10 and give notification of the operating condition, setting of which has been completed; and a target selection unit 25 configured to arbitrarily select a target sensor section 10 intended for the operating condition setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao SHIRAISHI, Hiroyuki OHBA, Yasuhiro TAKADA, Mitsugu MIHARA, Akihiro IKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140339305
    Abstract: An authentication registration/invalidation apparatus is provided, which allows easy invalidation of an authentication tag when the authentication tag is lost, and facilitates management of authentication tags. When an RFID reader (2) receives an RFID signal including an instruction of invalidation, which is transmitted from an operation tag (10b) in a recognition area (A), an invalidation unit (32b) sets an operation mode to an invalidation enabled mode. If an RFID tag recognizer (31a) recognizes an authentication tag (10a) before or after the setting of the invalidation enabled mode, the invalidation unit 32b invalidates the authentication tag (10a), or invalidates all authentication tags (10a) that belong to a group to which the authentication tag belongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao SHIRAISHI, Mitsugu MIHARA, Hiroyuki OHBA, Takeshi KAWAHARA, Yasuhiro HOSAKI, Satoshi SOGABE, Tomoki KANEYAMA, Tomoya MASUYAMA, Kazuo KOMIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8239615
    Abstract: The memory controller forms temporary virtual blocks each composed of a plurality of physical blocks, whose physical addresses are the same value, each of which is included in each of flash memories, extracts temporary virtual block to which at least one defective block belongs from the temporary virtual blocks, generates a second temporary virtual block to which a defective block does not belong by replacing a defective block belonging to one temporary virtual block with a normal block belonging to another temporary virtual block among temporary virtual blocks extracted, and allocates temporary virtual blocks not extracted and second temporary virtual blocks generated to available virtual blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Mitsunaga, Takuma Tominaga, Hiroyuki Ohba, Kenzo Kita
  • Patent number: 8214579
    Abstract: In a case where at least one of physical blocks composing the virtual block becomes a defective block, use of the virtual block to which the defective block belongs is forbidden and the virtual block of which use is forbidden is managed as a defective virtual block. Replacing the defective block with a normal block is performed among the defective virtual blocks so as to generate the virtual block to which the defective block does not belong. Then use of the virtual block generated is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Mitsunaga, Takuma Tominaga, Hiroyuki Ohba, Kenzo Kita
  • Publication number: 20100082888
    Abstract: In a case where at least one of physical blocks composing the virtual block becomes a defective block, use of the virtual block to which the defective block belongs is forbidden and the virtual block of which use is forbidden is managed as a defective virtual block. Replacing the defective block with a normal block is performed among the defective virtual blocks so as to generate the virtual block to which the defective block does not belong. Then use of the virtual block generated is allowed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Mitsunaga, Takuma Tominaga, Hiroyuki Ohba, Kenzo Kita
  • Publication number: 20100082887
    Abstract: The memory controller forms temporary virtual blocks each composed of a plurality of physical blocks, whose physical addresses are the same value, each of which is included in each of flash memories, extracts temporary virtual block to which at least one defective block belongs from the temporary virtual blocks, generates a second temporary virtual block to which a defective block does not belong by replacing a defective block belonging to one temporary virtual block with a normal block belonging to another temporary virtual block among temporary virtual blocks extracted, and allocates temporary virtual blocks not extracted and second temporary virtual blocks generated to available virtual blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuma MITSUNAGA, Takuma TOMINAGA, Hiroyuki OHBA, Kenzo KITA
  • Patent number: 7536253
    Abstract: To provide a traffic monitoring apparatus capable of accurately determining the number of objects present in an area under surveillance without being affected by the difference in arrangement of those objects. Included is an object information acquiring device 1A for acquiring three-dimensional object information D related with an object H present in an area 8 under surveillance, and a determining device 2A for determining the number of objects based on at least a volume, which is one of a volume and a height of an object obtained from the object information D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Optex Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohba, Shinichi Oku, Yasutaka Kawahata