Patents by Inventor Hitoshi Nakamura

Hitoshi Nakamura 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: 20210229277
    Abstract: A continuum robot having at least two independently manipulateable bendable section for advancing the robot through a passage, without contacting fragile elements within the passage, wherein the robot incorporates control algorithms that enable the continuum robot to operate and advance into the passage, as well as the systems and procedures associated with the continuum robot and said functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Takagi, Yusuke Tanaka, Takahisa Kato, Hitoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11072176
    Abstract: A liquid jet head chip capable of exerting a stable ejection performance is provided. The liquid jet head chip is provided with an actuator plate and an electrode. The actuator plate has an obverse surface, a reverse surface, and two or more ejection channels which penetrate the actuator plate in a thickness direction from the obverse surface toward the reverse surface, which are disposed so as to be adjacent to each other at intervals in a first direction perpendicular to the thickness direction, and which are disposed so as to extend in a second direction perpendicular to both of the thickness direction and the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SII PRINTEK INC.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakayama, Yuji Nakamura, Yuki Yamamura, Mizuki Kudo
  • Publication number: 20210227123
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including circuitry is provided. The circuitry is configured to transmit list information for display of a plurality of cameras on a display device, receive a selection of at least one camera from the plurality of cameras based on the transmitted list information, control transmission of image data generated by the selected at least one camera, and transmit correspondence relationship information for display of a correspondence relationship between the plurality of the cameras and a plurality of communication devices on the display device. The circuitry is configured to change the correspondence relationship between one of the plurality of the cameras and one of the plurality of communication devices. Further, the circuitry is configured to transmit list information indicating a plurality of cameras for display on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 11007641
    Abstract: A continuum robot having at least two independently manipulatable bendable section for advancing the robot through a passage, without contacting fragile elements within the passage, wherein the robot incorporates control algorithms that enable the continuum robot to operate and advance into the passage, as well as the systems and procedures associated with the continuum robot and said functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Takagi, Yusuke Tanaka, Takahisa Kato, Hitoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11000035
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a soil-borne disease control method capable of simply suppressing a soil-borne pathogen. The method for controlling a soil-borne disease includes applying at least one polyhydroxyalkanoic acid having a structure represented by the following formula (1) to soil: [—CHR—CH2—CO—O—]??(1) (wherein R is an alkyl group represented by CnH2n+1 and n is an integer of 1 or more but 15 or less).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakamura, Koichi Suzaki, Takahiko Sugaya, Shingo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10992850
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including circuitry is provided. The circuitry is configured to transmit list information indicating a plurality of cameras for display on a display device. The circuitry is configured to receive a selection of at least one camera from the plurality of cameras, and control transmission of image data generated by the selected at least one camera. The circuitry is configured to generate a control signal for controlling an operational setting of the selected at least one camera, and transmit the generated control signal to the selected at least one camera. The circuitry is configured to transmit transmission information indicating a transmission state of the selected at least one camera, and transmit correspondence relationship information indicating a correspondence relationship between the plurality of the cameras and a plurality of communication devices. Further, the circuitry is configured to change the correspondence relationship information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10980332
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic applicator having an applying part at the tip end and a container containing liquid cosmetic to be applied through the applying part. A tip-most portion of the applying part is disposed at a position deviated from an axis of the applying part and an angle ? between a line perpendicular to the axis and a side ridge line at applying part end ranges from 10° to 60°, a circular flange is formed at a rear end of the applying part, a projecting length of the applying part from a front barrel ranges from 5 to 8 mm, a ratio of a major and minor axis Y, X of an opening is Y:X=1.3 to 2:1, and when A and B respectively denote an applied area at deformation load of 0.01 N and that at 0.1 N, A<B<3A is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakamura, Seiichi Takigawa, Takayuki Hayakawa, Jun Nakada
  • Patent number: 10954336
    Abstract: A cyclic poly L-lactic acid composition having a pH of 6 to 7 by the polymer itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SCRUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakamura, Susumu Sugiki
  • Publication number: 20200405044
    Abstract: A brush tip for a cosmetic applicator which is hygienic by preventing the growth of bacteria and other germs in the area of the brush tip not impregnated with the application fluid, as well as the manufacturing method of the brush tip and a cosmetic applicator using the brush tip. This brush tip for a cosmetic applicator includes brush tip filaments and serving as an applying part of the cosmetic applicator having a cosmetic storage for storing a cosmetic fluid, with the rear end of the brush tip attached to the front end of the cosmetic storage. The brush tip incorporates a discharge port that communicates with the cosmetic storage of the cosmetic applicator, and a coating of an antimicrobial agent is formed on the surface of the brush tip filaments, located at least behind the discharge port inside the brush tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKAMURA, Satoshi SAKUMA, Takashi UMENO, Hiroshi SATOU
  • Publication number: 20200258258
    Abstract: A stereo camera adjustment system disposes an adjustment plate that displays an adjustment chart for adjusting deviation of image information caused by position misalignment of the stereo camera at a predetermined position relative to a vehicle mounted with a stereo camera, capture an image of the adjustment chart, and process the captured image of the adjustment chart to correct the deviation of the image information. The stereo camera adjustment system includes a plate movement device that adjusts a disposed state of the adjustment plate relative to the vehicle, a detector that detects an attitude of the vehicle stopped at a defined position, and a controller that controls, based on the detected attitude of the vehicle, the plate movement device to adjust the disposed state of the adjustment plate such that the adjustment plate is at the predetermined position relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shu OTSUKA, Hitoshi NAKAMURA, Shinya ENOMOTO, Kosuke NAKANO, Michihiro KUROSAKI, Kenji KAMEGAI, Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO, Yuto NAKAGAWA, Taiki AMEMIYA
  • Publication number: 20200246863
    Abstract: A socket installation structure of a refractory article is designed to prevent gas leakage therein. A first flange is provided between an outward end and an inward end of a socket, and a face of the first flange on the side of an inward end thereof is bonded to an article body of the refractory article through a sealing material. Further, a face of the first flange on the side of an outward end thereof faces a metal plate disposed around the outward end or a second flange provided on the side of the outward end, through a low thermally-conductive material layer made of a low thermally-conductive material having a thermal conductivity at room temperature of 40 (W/(m·K)) or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KROSAKIHARIMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuya UCHIDA, Hirotaka ITOU, Yuuji IGAWA, Hitoshi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200209966
    Abstract: There is provided a detection device, including: a non-contact sensor unit that detects a shape of a finger; and a mounting unit that mounts the non-contact sensor unit on a hand at a more distal position than a carpal area. Generation of occlusions may be prevented and operations that utilize a shape of user's fingers may be detected more reliably, while a mounted component and an operating procedure may also be simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKAMURA, Noriyuki SUZUKI, Kensuke KITAMURA
  • Patent number: 10675099
    Abstract: A medical tool insertion guide device includes a base portion composed primarily of electromagnetically transmissive material but has a first component composed of electromagnetically absorptive material. The device also includes a movable portion composed primarily of the electromagnetically transmissive material, but has a second component composed of absorptive material. The movable portion is mounted, but movable by rotation or translation relative, to the base portion. An encoder sensor is mounted to one portion, and an encoder scale is mounted to the other, and the sensor faces the scale when mounted. The components can include fiducial markers. The transmissivity and absorptivity can be in a particular band(s), such as an X-ray band. The medical tool can be a needle, a medical probe, a scalpel, etc. A computer based method of providing control guidance for the device is provided, and a program therefor can be stored in a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10650587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for constructing isosurfaces from 3D data sets, such as 3D image data that are based on a cubic grid (voxel image data). Specifically, 3D image is rendered from a voxel image that can be generated by a variety of medical modalities. The present invention is a modification of the MCA that allows for constructing an isosurface without holes resulting from some cubes having ambiguous isosurface topology. Specifically, to avoid holes resulting from ambiguities, multiple isosurfaces having different resolution levels are generated for ambiguous cubes to resolve the ambiguity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Zhimin Lu, Hitoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10635171
    Abstract: There is provided a detection device, including: a non-contact sensor unit that detects a shape of a finger; and a mounting unit that mounts the non-contact sensor unit on a hand at a more distal position than a carpal area. Generation of occlusions may be prevented and operations that utilize a shape of user's fingers may be detected more reliably, while a mounted component and an operating procedure may also be simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakamura, Noriyuki Suzuki, Kensuke Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20200121393
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to medical imaging and, more particularly to systems, methods, and devices for planning and carrying out minimally invasive procedures using external devices for needle guidance and the display and manipulation of the image set when planning and performing the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakamura, Barret Daniels, Antonio Bonillas Vaca, Christopher Wayne Thurrott, Morgan Carlson Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20200121287
    Abstract: One or more devices, systems, methods and storage mediums for performing medical procedure (e.g., needle guidance, ablation, biopsy, etc.) planning and/or performance, and/or for performing guidance of multiple probes or multiple needles, are provided. Examples of applications for such devices, systems, methods and storage mediums include imaging, evaluating and diagnosing biological objects, such as, but not limited to, lesions and tumors, and such devices, systems, methods and storage mediums may be used for radiotherapy applications (e.g., to determine whether to place seed(s) for radiotherapy). Even in instances where communication between a medical tool or needle guidance device and a system is wireless or wired, preferably guidance information is still gathered and transmitted, especially in instances where wireless or wired communication signals are intermittent or interrupted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Hitoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10610325
    Abstract: A medical guidance apparatus includes a base assembly including a base ring having an inner circumference defining an opening; and a guide rotateably mateable with the base assembly, the guide including: a frame comprising: an inner circumference defining an opening; and an outer circumference, wherein, in a configuration where the guide is mated with the base assembly, the opening of the frame overlays the opening of the base ring; a gap extending from the inner circumference of the frame to the outer circumference of the frame; and an arc member including a first end integrally formed with the frame and a second end integrally formed with the frame, wherein the first end of the arc member is diametrically opposed to the second end of the arc member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Takahisa Kato, Luke McDonald Hydrick, Eric Penman Bogner, Barret Daniels, Hitoshi Nakamura, Devashree Desai, Federico Perego
  • Publication number: 20200087449
    Abstract: A cyclic poly L-lactic acid composition having a pH of 6 to 7 by the polymer itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: SCRUM Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKAMURA, Susumu SUGIKI
  • Publication number: 20200082618
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for constructing isosurfaces from 3D data sets, such as 3D image data that are based on a cubic grid (voxel image data). Specifically, 3D image is rendered from a voxel image that can be generated by a variety of medical modalities. The present invention is a modification of the MCA that allows for constructing an isosurface without holes resulting from some cubes having ambiguous isosurface topology. Specifically, to avoid holes resulting from ambiguities, multiple isosurfaces having different resolution levels are generated for ambiguous cubes to resolve the ambiguity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Zhimin Lu, Hitoshi Nakamura