Hitoshi Sasaki 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: A computer-implemented reinforcement learning method includes determining, based on a target probability of satisfaction of a constraint condition related to a state of a control object and a specific time within which a controller causes the state of the control object not satisfying the constraint condition to be the state of the control object satisfying the constraint condition, a parameter of a reinforcement learner that causes, in a specific probability, the state of the control object to satisfy the constraint condition at a first timing following a second timing at which the state of control object satisfies the constraint condition; and determining a control input to the control object by either the reinforcement learner or the controller, based on whether the state of the control object satisfies the constraint condition at a specific timing.
Abstract: A reinforcement learning method executed by a computer includes calculating a degree of risk for a state of a controlled object at a current time point with respect to a constraint condition related to the state of the controlled object, the degree of risk being calculated based on a predicted value of the state of the controlled object at a future time point, the predicted value being obtained from model information defining a relationship between the state of the controlled object and a control input to the controlled object; and determining the control input to the controlled object at the current time point, from a range defined according to the calculated degree of risk so that the range becomes narrower as the calculated degree of risk increases.
Abstract: An estimating method according to an embodiment is an estimating method for estimating a region of nerve activity, the estimation method including estimating which nerve bundle has conducted an electric current in a subject, based on information representing a three-dimensional structure of nerve bundles and information representing a distribution of a magnetic field near a surface of the subject.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition containing: 100 parts by weight of a polypropylene resin; 0.2 parts by weight to 2 parts by weight of an olefinic elastomer; 2 parts by weight to 5 parts by weight of a talc having an aspect ratio in a range of 35 to 60; 2 parts by weight to 5 parts by weight of a fibrous magnesium sulfate having an average fiber diameter of 0.1 ?m to 2 ?m and an average fiber length of 8 ?m to 30 ?m; and 0.01 parts by weight to 1 part by weight of a metallic soap that is at least one selected from the group consisting of a magnesium salt of a fatty acid and an aluminum salt of a fatty acid.
Abstract: An ion source adapter configured to enable a mass spectrometer, used with a voltage applied to a nebulizer side of an ion source configured to generate an ion, to be used with the nebulizer side grounded, the ion source adapter comprising a tube inserted between an ion introduction port of a capillary of the mass spectrometer and the nebulizer, the tube being formed of an insulator and allowing ions to pass through an interior thereof; a fixing tool configured to align and fix a mass spectrometer side of the tube and the ion introduction port of the capillary; and an electrode configured to apply a voltage to a nebulizer side of the tube, wherein outer peripheries of the nebulizer side and/or the mass spectrometer side of the tube are coated with a conductor, and are used for electric conduction.
Abstract: To provide a semiconductor integrated device capable of a gate screening test with no need for any additional circuit and without adding any gate screening terminal. The semiconductor integrated device includes a gate drive unit configured to drive the gate of a voltage controlled semiconductor element and a regulator configured to supply a gate drive voltage to the gate drive unit. The regulator includes an external connection terminal capable of receiving a gate screening voltage for the voltage controlled semiconductor element in a gate screening test.
Abstract: Magnet slot includes a permanent magnet insertion portion and air regions that is formed at both circumferential direction ends of the permanent magnet insertion portion. The air region includes a first circumferentially extending portion that extends from a circumferentially end portion of the permanent magnet insertion portion to a circumferentially outer side, a radially extending portion that extends from the first circumferentially extending portion to a radially inner side, and a second circumferentially extending portion that extends from the radially extending portion to a circumferentially inner side until reaching between the radially inner peripheral surface of the permanent magnet insertion portion and the shaft hole. A radially inner end surface of the radially extending portion and a radially inner end surface of the second circumferentially extending portion are made up of a portion of a circular arc in contact with the circumferentially outer side surface of the radially extending portion.
Abstract: A resistive element includes: a semiconductor substrate; a first insulating film deposited on the semiconductor substrate; a resistive layer deposited on the first insulating film; a second insulating film deposited to cover the first insulating film and the resistive layer; a first electrode deposited on the second insulating film and electrically connected to the resistive layer; a relay wire deposited on the second insulating film without being in contact with the first electrode, and including a resistive-layer connection terminal electrically connected to the resistive layer and a substrate connection terminal connected to the semiconductor substrate with an ohmic contact; and a second electrode deposited on a bottom side of the semiconductor substrate, wherein a resistor is provided between the first electrode and the second electrode.
Abstract: An inductively-coupled plasma processing apparatus for performing an inductively-coupled plasma processing on a rectangular substrate, includes: a processing container; a mounting table for mounting the substrate thereon; a rectangular metal window provided to be electrically insulated from the processing container while facing the mounting table; and an antenna unit for generating an inductively-coupled plasma inside the processing container. The metal window is divided into divided regions electrically insulated from each other by a first division extending in a radial direction toward each corner portion of the metal window. The antenna unit includes a first high-frequency antenna in which antenna segments having planar portions facing an upper surface of the metal window are arranged. Each antenna segment is configured by spirally winding an antenna wire in a vertical direction orthogonal to the upper surface of the rectangular metal window so that a winding axis is parallel to the upper surface.
Abstract: An article reading device according to an embodiment includes a display device and an image capturing device that generates an image of an article. A processor extracts, from the image, first feature data for recognizing the article and second feature data for determining whether to recognize the article based on the first feature data. The processor determines whether to recognize the article. If it is determined to recognize the article, the processor recognizes the article based on the extracted first feature data, and controls the display device to display a recognition result. If it is determined to not recognize the article, extract a barcode from the image, the processor identifies the article based on the extracted barcode, and control the display device to display an identification result. The processor performs a transaction settlement with respect to the recognition result, if any, and the identification result, if any.
Abstract: A game apparatus provides a game using three-dimensional game objects rollable regardless of their orientation, and includes a circulating mechanism configured to circulate the three-dimensional game objects. The circulating mechanism includes: a conveyor device configured to transport the three-dimensional game objects from a first position to a second position higher than the first position; a first path configured to move the three-dimensional game objects from the second position to a third position lower than the second position; a supply path for supply of a part of the three-dimensional game objects to a game object utilizer that uses the supplied three-dimensional game objects in the game, the part entering the supply path at a position between the second position and the third position; and a second path configured to move a part of the three-dimensional game objects not entering the supply path, to the first position lower than the third position.
Abstract: A conveyor device includes a supporter extending from a first end of a rotation axis to a second end thereof in a helical manner relative to the rotation axis, an encircling member that encircles at least a third portion of the supporter, the third portion being a portion between a first portion on the first end and a second portion on the second end, and at least one guide for a three-dimensional game object to move from the first end to the second end along with rotation of the supporter, the at least one guide extending from the first end to the second end within a gap between the supporter and the encircling member and being configured such that the guide in coordination with the supporter and the encircling member supports the three-dimensional game object when the three-dimensional game object moves from the first end to the second end.
Abstract: A clearance narrowing material containing a brush-shaped polymer chain aggregate funned of multiple polymer chains immobilized on a substrate. The invention provides a clearance narrowing material which can effectively prevent fluid leakage through a clearance and which does not disturb relative movement of members to form a clearance, and can realize an article in which fluid leakage through a clearance can be effectively prevented and the members to form a clearance can move smoothly.
April 25, 2018
June 11, 2020
Chiharu TADOKORO, Takuo NAGAMINE, Yoshinobu TSUJII, Keita SAKAKIBARA, Ken NAKANO, Hitoshi HATTORI, Shinya SASAKI, Takaya SATO
Abstract: A reinforcement learning method is performed by a computer. The method includes: acquiring an input value related to a state and an action of a control target and a gain of the control target that corresponds to the input value; estimating coefficients of state-action value function that becomes a polynomial for a variable that represents the action of the control target, or becomes a polynomial for a variable that represents the action of the control target when a value is substituted for a variable that represents the state of the control target, based on the acquired input value and the gain; and obtaining an optimum action or an optimum value of the state-action value function with the estimated coefficients by using a quantifier elimination.
Abstract: A workpiece treating method includes a step (1) of forming a stack including a support, a temporary fixing material and a workpiece wherein the material includes a layer containing a polymer (A) in a range of not less than 50 mass %, the polymer (A) including a structural unit represented by the formula (A1), and the workpiece is held on the material; a step (2) of processing the workpiece and/or transporting the stack; and a step (3) of applying a shear force to the material to thereby separate the workpiece from the support. R1 is a divalent organic group including at least one aromatic ring, each of two oxygen atoms bonded to R1 in (A1) is bonded to the aromatic ring, and, when R1 includes two or more aromatic rings, each of the two oxygen atoms is bonded to any one of the aromatic rings.
Abstract: An electronic apparatus including an imaging unit, an operation unit, an output unit, and a control unit, wherein the control unit outputs a sound relating to a first warning using the output unit, in a case where a condition for issuing the first warning is satisfied, wherein the control unit stops outputting the sound relating to the first warning, in a case where an instruction is received by the operation unit, wherein the control unit doesn't output the sound relating to the first warning even when the condition for issuing the first warning is satisfied, in a case where the output of the sound relating to the first warning is stopped, and wherein the control unit outputs a sound relating to a second warning, when a condition for issuing the second warning is satisfied, in a case where the output of the sound relating to the first warning is stopped.
Abstract: A vehicle motion control system includes: a steering angle sensor for detecting a steering angle; a vehicle speed sensor for detecting a vehicle speed; a lateral acceleration sensor for detecting an actual lateral acceleration of a vehicle body; a reference lateral acceleration calculation unit configured to calculate a reference lateral acceleration from the steering angle and the vehicle speed; a required longitudinal force calculation unit configured to calculate a required longitudinal force for reducing a deviation of the actual lateral acceleration relative to the reference lateral acceleration; and a longitudinal force control unit configured to control an output of at least one of a brake and a power plant such that the required longitudinal force is generated.
Abstract: A vehicle behavior stabilization system includes a yaw moment applying device configured to apply a yaw moment to the vehicle, a vehicle behavior stabilization control unit configured to selectively control the yaw moment applying device in such a way to stabilize a vehicle behavior according to a computed rear wheel slip angle in relation to a start threshold value and an end threshold value, and a threshold value correcting unit configured to correct the start threshold value and the end threshold value according to a change rate of the computed rear wheel slip angle and/or a change rate of a computed vehicle body slip angle.
Abstract: The object of the invention is to elucidate a new causative gene of cancer, polynucleotide, and thereby provide a method for detecting the polynucleotide or a polypeptide that is encoded by the polynucleotide, as well as a primer set or a detection kit for such detection. The detection method detects a fusion gene of a part of an OCLN gene and a part of an ARHGAP26 gene, or a fusion protein encoded by such gene. The primer set includes a sense primer designed from a section encoding OCLN and an antisense primer designed from a section encoding ARHGAP26.
August 23, 2016
Date of Patent:
April 14, 2020
Astellas Pharma Inc., National Cancer Center
Abstract: The object of the invention is to elucidate a new causative gene of cancer, polynucleotide, and thereby provide a method for detecting the polynucleotide or a polypeptide that is encoded by the polynucleotide, as well as a primer set or a detection kit for such detection. The detection method detects a fusion gene of a part of an RP2 gene and a part of an ARHGAP6 gene, or a fusion protein encoded by such gene. The primer set includes a sense primer designed from a section encoding RP2 and an antisense primer designed from a section encoding ARHGAP6.
August 23, 2016
Date of Patent:
April 14, 2020
Astellas Pharma Inc., National Cancer Center