Hiroyuki Sakai 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).
Abstract: An image capturing unit captures an image including an embedded image that is printed on the basis of image data in which at least a color component has been modulated according to additional information. An adjustment unit adjusts a white balance of the image captured by the image capturing unit on the basis of an adjustment value associated with the embedded image. A processing unit processes image data of the image captured by the image capturing unit whose white balance has been adjusted by the adjustment unit to read the additional information in the image captured by the image capturing unit.
Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device which has a high luminance and consumes less power by increasing the utilization efficiency of light. The liquid crystal display device includes: a first absorptive polarizing plate; a liquid crystal panel including a first substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and a second substrate in order from the first absorptive polarizing plate side; a second polarizing plate; and a backlight unit including a reflector in the stated order. The second substrate includes a reflective layer facing the second polarizing plate. A transmittance of polarized light vibrating in a direction parallel to a transmission axis of the second polarizing plate is greater than a transmittance of polarized light vibrating in a direction parallel to a transmission axis of the first absorptive polarizing plate.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a region of the image on which to perform character recognition processing, a decision unit configured to decide, based on a number of black pixels in contact with the region determined by the determination unit, whether to perform the character recognition processing on an expanded region obtained by expanding the region determined by the determination unit rather than on the region determined by the determination unit, and a character recognition unit configured to perform the character recognition processing on that region of the image decided by the decision unit.
Abstract: After starting output of an audio guidance at a first volume, a control portion judges whether or not an image of a user is contained in image data, and also judges whether or not a cover has been opened, such that if no image of the user is contained in the image data and the cover is in a closed state, the control portion maintains the volume of the audio guidance at a first volume, whereas even if no image of the user is contained in the image data, when the cover is opened, the control portion changes the volume of the audio guidance to a second volume.
Abstract: An organic EL display device includes: a pixel circuit drive unit configured to drive pixel circuits while performing a property measuring process in which a property of circuit elements is measured; a parameter table configured to store parameter values derived from monitoring data obtained in the property measuring process; a compensation computation unit configured to correct externally provided image data based on the parameter values stored in the parameter table, so as to generate a digital video signal to be fed to the pixel circuits; a temperature sensor configured to sense temperature; and a monitoring control section configured to control an execution frequency of the property measuring process in accordance with the sensed temperature. The monitoring control section increases the execution frequency of the property measuring process with an increase in the sensed temperature.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a pyrimidine compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof represented by the following formula [I] wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification and a method of therapeutically or prophylactically treating an undesirable cell proliferation, comprising administering such a compound. The compound of the present invention has superior activity in suppressing undesirable cell proliferation, particularly, an antitumor activity, and is useful as an antitumor agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of cancer, rheumatism, and the like. In addition, the compound of the present invention can be a more effective antitumor agent when used in combination with other antitumor agents such as an alkylating agent or metabolism antagonist.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates a binary image from a multivalue input image, detects a character region and a non-character region from the binary image, and clips regions surrounding each of characters included in the detected character region as character clipping rectangles. The apparatus determines, on the basis of a black pixel density of the binary image included in the character clipping rectangle, whether or not the character clipping rectangle is a character region and determines, on the basis of a number of pixels included in the character clipping rectangle determined to be a non-character region, whether or not the character clipping rectangle determined to be a non-character region is a character region.
Abstract: To provide a cover glass for a solar cell module which can sufficiently maintain the power generation efficiency of a solar cell module, even when a design is imparted to the entire surface of the cover glass so as to make solar cells be invisible from the outside, and a solar cell module. To provide a cover glass 14 to be bonded on light-receiving surfaces 16A and 16B of solar cells 16 via an encapsulant material 18, which has a visible transmittance of from 0% to 60% and an average infrared transmittance of from 20% to 100%, which is a value calculated by simply averaging transmittances at 5 nm intervals in an infrared region at a wavelength of from 780 nm to 1,500 nm.
Abstract: A design review device includes a communicator, a display controller, and a capturer. The communicator accesses a data server storing data for a 3D model of a component included in a product, data for a 3D model of a tool to be used in assembling the product, and data for a review sheet including a design review result for the product. The display controller displays a screen for selecting at least one of the 3D model of the component or the 3D model of the tool in a virtual space. The capturer detects a user action and selects, in response to the user action, at least one of the 3D model of the component or the 3D model of the tool displayed in the virtual space.
Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing therein an anomalousness determination program that causes a computer to execute a process includes: sensing a region in an object in each of a plurality of ultrasound examination images using an object sensing technique; based on a result of the sensing and a structure of the object, acquiring a result of sensing each of a plurality of regions in the object in each of the ultrasound examination images; and determining anomalousness in the object based on the result of sensing each of the regions in the ultrasound examination images.
Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores therein an examination assisting program that causes a computer to execute a process including: performing a site detecting process that uses an object detection technique on each of a plurality of ultrasound examination images taken of an examined subject by performing a scan on the examined subject; and displaying a site detection map in which a detection result of each of a plurality of sites included in the examined subject is kept in correspondence with the scan, on a basis of detection results from the site detecting process.
Abstract: A nozzle-type electron beam irradiation device includes a vacuum chamber, an electron beam generator disposed in the vacuum chamber, and a vacuum nozzle that is connected to the vacuum chamber so as to guide an electron beam from the electron beam generator and emit the electron beam to the outside. The nozzle-type electron beam irradiation device includes a high-vacuum pump capable of sucking gas from the vicinity of the connecting part of the vacuum nozzle in the vacuum chamber.
Abstract: A sensor device includes a data acquisition unit configured to acquire different types of measurement data from a plurality of sensors that measure the measurement data, an event determination unit configured to determine that an event occurs when the measurement data satisfies an event condition corresponding to the occurrence of the event, and a transmission controller configured to transmit transmission data in which the measurement data is stored in a predetermined data format. The transmission controller varies the data format of the transmission data in a case where the event does not occur and in a case where the event occurs.
Abstract: The present invention provides a display device that can display chromatic color(s) and pattern(s) without power consumption in the non-display state (light off state) and an electronic apparatus including the display device. The display device includes a display panel and a transflective reflector disposed on a viewing surface side of the display panel. The transflective reflector includes a reflective polarizer. The reflective polarizer is chromatic and/or the transflective reflector further includes a chromatic layer on a side closer to the viewing surface than the reflective polarizer.
Abstract: In a data line drive/current measurement circuit, m measurement units are disposed in a plurality of semiconductor chips such that the m measurement units are distributed among the plurality of semiconductor chips. A display apparatus includes transistors such that one transistor is provided for two adjacent semiconductor chips. Inter-chip correction data indicating a variation among the semiconductor chips in terms of characteristics of elements in the measurement units is determined based on a result of a current measurement performed for the same transistor using measurement units disposed in different semiconductor chips. The inter-chip correction data is stored in a storage unit and is used in correcting an image signal. The inter-chip correction data may be determined based on a result of measuring a current flowing through a common cathode of organic EL elements for each semiconductor chip.