Patents by Inventor Ichiro Ohno

Ichiro Ohno 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: 10994653
    Abstract: A vehicle proximity notification device for notifying a vehicle approach using a first speaker and a second speaker provided in the vehicle includes a sound source that outputs a signal that corresponds to a sound for notifying an approach of the vehicle and that is input to the first speaker and the second speaker; and an information processor that changes a phase of at least one signal out of a signal input to the first speaker and a signal input to the second speaker in accordance with a speed of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyasu Konno, Ichiro Ohno, Shinnosuke Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10993028
    Abstract: A sound processing device includes: a sound source that outputs a common sound signal to a first speaker for a vehicle exterior and a second speaker for a vehicle interior that are mounted on the vehicle; a notification sound controller that outputs a signal corresponding to a notification sound for notifying an approach of the vehicle to the first speaker based on the sound signal output from the sound source; and an acceleration sound controller that outputs a signal corresponding to an acceleration sound of the vehicle to the second speaker based on the sound signal output from the sound source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyasu Konno, Ichiro Ohno, Shinnosuke Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10913390
    Abstract: A vehicle proximity notification device that notifies proximity of a vehicle by causing a speaker disposed outside a vehicle interior of the vehicle to output a warning sound. The vehicle proximity notification device includes: a controller that, when a sound pressure of a sound collected by a microphone disposed outside the vehicle interior exceeds a first threshold, sets a sound pressure of the warning sound output by the speaker to a level lower than the sound pressure of the warning sound output by the speaker when the sound pressure of the sound collected by the microphone is lower than or equal to the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyasu Konno, Ichiro Ohno, Sinnosuke Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20200314540
    Abstract: A sound processing device includes: a sound source that outputs a common sound signal to a first speaker for a vehicle exterior and a second speaker for a vehicle interior that are mounted on the vehicle; a notification sound controller that outputs a signal corresponding to a notification sound for notifying an approach of the vehicle to the first speaker based on the sound signal output from the sound source; and an acceleration sound controller that outputs a signal corresponding to an acceleration sound of the vehicle to the second speaker based on the sound signal output from the sound source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyasu KONNO, Ichiro OHNO, Shinnosuke NAGASAWA
  • Publication number: 20200307452
    Abstract: A vehicle proximity notification device for notifying a vehicle approach using a first speaker and a second speaker provided in the vehicle includes a sound source that outputs a signal that corresponds to a sound for notifying an approach of the vehicle and that is input to the first speaker and the second speaker; and an information processor that changes a phase of at least one signal out of a signal input to the first speaker and a signal input to the second speaker in accordance with a speed of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyasu KONNO, Ichiro OHNO, Shinnosuke NAGASAWA
  • Publication number: 20200215969
    Abstract: A vehicle proximity notification device that notifies proximity of a vehicle by causing a speaker disposed outside a vehicle interior of the vehicle to output a warning sound. The vehicle proximity notification device includes: a controller that, when a sound pressure of a sound collected by a microphone disposed outside the vehicle interior exceeds a first threshold, sets a sound pressure of the warning sound output by the speaker to a level lower than the sound pressure of the warning sound output by the speaker when the sound pressure of the sound collected by the microphone is lower than or equal to the first threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyasu KONNO, Ichiro OHNO, Sinnosuke NAGASAWA
  • Patent number: 10391935
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle approach notification device that can easily output a warning sound in which a discomfort feeling brought to an occupant is reduced while ensuring a necessary sound pressure. A vehicle approach notification device includes: a sound source; first and second amplifiers; a first speaker system including a first speaker and a second speaker that outputs a sound having an opposite phase to a sound output from the first speaker; and a second speaker system including a third speaker that outputs a sound having a same phase as the sound output from the first speaker and a fourth speaker that outputs a sound having an opposite phase to the sound output from the third speaker, wherein the first speaker system and the second speaker system are disposed so that the first speaker and the third speaker are located closer to a longitudinal center plane of the vehicle than the second speaker and the fourth speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyasu Konno, Shinnosuke Nagasawa, Ichiro Ohno, Koichi Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20190158970
    Abstract: Provided is a sound reproduction device that can accurately adjust a warning sound output from a loudspeaker. The sound reproduction device includes a loudspeaker unit including a loudspeaker and an identifier that identifies a characteristic of the loudspeaker and an amplifier unit that amplifies a signal corresponding to a sound output from the loudspeaker. The amplifier unit includes an amplifier that amplifies the signal input from a sound source and outputs the amplified signal to the loudspeaker, a determination unit, and an amplification degree adjuster. When the loudspeaker unit and the amplifier unit are connected to each other, the determination unit determines the characteristic of the loudspeaker from the identifier of the connected loudspeaker unit. The amplification degree adjuster adjusts the amplification degree of the signal output from the amplifier according to the characteristic of the loudspeaker determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: FUMIYASU KONNO, SINNOSUKE NAGASAWA, ICHIRO OHNO
  • Publication number: 20190071011
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle approach notification device that can easily output a warning sound in which a discomfort feeling brought to an occupant is reduced while ensuring a necessary sound pressure. A vehicle approach notification device includes: a sound source; first and second amplifiers; a first speaker system including a first speaker and a second speaker that outputs a sound having an opposite phase to a sound output from the first speaker; and a second speaker system including a third speaker that outputs a sound having a same phase as the sound output from the first speaker and a fourth speaker that outputs a sound having an opposite phase to the sound output from the third speaker, wherein the first speaker system and the second speaker system are disposed so that the first speaker and the third speaker are located closer to a longitudinal center plane of the vehicle than the second speaker and the fourth speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: FUMIYASU KONNO, SHINNOSUKE NAGASAWA, ICHIRO OHNO, KOICHI SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190009717
    Abstract: A vehicle approach notification device that can output a warning sound that a discomfort feeling to be brought to an occupant is reduced is provided. The vehicle approach notification device includes a first speaker, a second speaker, and a sound source that outputs a signal corresponding to one sound for notifying about approach of a vehicle. The vehicle approach notification device further includes a first amplifier and a second amplifier that are connected in series to the first speaker and the second speaker, respectively, and amplifies the signal, and a filter that is connected in series to the first amplifier and modulates the signal. The first speaker outputs a sound different from a sound to be output from the second speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: SHINNOSUKE NAGASAWA, FUMIYASU KONNO, ICHIRO OHNO
  • Publication number: 20180299447
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a novel test method for evaluating the possibility of cervical cancer and a novel test reagent for use in the method. The present invention provides a test method for evaluating the possibility of cervical cancer, including the step of: detecting the MUC expression in a biological sample isolated from the uterine cervix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiko KURODA, Koji FUJITA, Shin-ichiro OHNO, Atsushi KURATA, Yuichirou HARADA, Hirotaka NISHI
  • Patent number: 9860638
    Abstract: An inspection signal generator of an acoustic device outputs a first inspection signal. An amplifier receives a first reference signal, and outputs a second inspection signal according to the first inspection signal. A first detector is electrically connected to an output side of the amplifier, and outputs a first detection signal based on the second inspection signal. The first detector is electrically connected to the output side of the amplifier, and outputs the first detection signal based on the second inspection signal. A determiner compares a first detection signal output from the first detector with a preset determination reference signal so as to detect electrical abnormality between a ground terminal and an output terminal electrically connected to the output side of the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichiro Ohno, Fumiyasu Konno, Shinnosuke Nagasawa, Shigeharu Sumi
  • Patent number: 9779625
    Abstract: A proximity alarm device includes a control unit, an amplifying unit, an output terminal, a ground terminal, a detection unit, and a determining apparatus. The control unit receives an input of a referencing signal. An output of the control unit is electrically connected to the amplifying unit. An output of the amplifying unit is electrically connected to an output terminal. The ground terminal is electrically connected to a ground. The output of the amplifying unit is electrically connected to the detection unit. An output of the detection unit is electrically connected to the determining apparatus. Then, the determining apparatus compares a detection signal detected by the detection unit and a determination reference signal with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeharu Sumi, Ichiro Ohno
  • Publication number: 20160198259
    Abstract: An inspection signal generator of an acoustic device outputs a first inspection signal. An amplifier receives a first reference signal, and outputs a second inspection signal according to the first inspection signal. A first detector is electrically connected to an output side of the amplifier, and outputs a first detection signal based on the second inspection signal. The first detector is electrically connected to the output side of the amplifier, and outputs the first detection signal based on the second inspection signal. A determiner compares a first detection signal output from the first detector with a preset determination reference signal so as to detect electrical abnormality between a ground terminal and an output terminal electrically connected to the output side of the amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Lt
    Inventors: ICHIRO OHNO, FUMIYASU KONNO, SHINNOSUKE NAGASAWA, SHIGEHARU SUMI
  • Publication number: 20150145660
    Abstract: A proximity alarm device includes a control unit, an amplifying unit, an output terminal, a ground terminal, a detection unit, and a determining apparatus. The control unit receives an input of a referencing signal. An output of the control unit is electrically connected to the amplifying unit. An output of the amplifying unit is electrically connected to an output terminal. The ground terminal is electrically connected to a ground. The output of the amplifying unit is electrically connected to the detection unit. An output of the detection unit is electrically connected to the determining apparatus. Then, the determining apparatus compares a detection signal detected by the detection unit and a determination reference signal with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectiual Property Management Co.Ltd
    Inventors: Shigeharu Sumi, Ichiro Ohno
  • Patent number: 5906156
    Abstract: There is disclosed a simple and compact additional printing apparatus for a rotary press and a printing unit. The additional printing apparatus includes an ink jet printing device comprising an ink jetting nozzle section and unnecessary ink droplet deflection unit. The ink jetting nozzle section includes a plurality of orifices arranged in a row and ink droplet formation unit. The unnecessary ink droplet deflection unit corresponds to each of the orifices. The ink jet printing device is disposed at a predetermined position in proximity to a paper web pass at which position an additional image can be printed on paper web in alignment with an image printed by the printing cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Shibuya, Ryoji Kaneko, Akira Motegi, Kin-ichiro Ohno
  • Patent number: 5539551
    Abstract: A plurality of address wiring layers and a plurality of data wiring layers are arranged to cross each other at a right angle. TFTs are respectively arranged at the intersections between the address wiring layers and the data wiring layers. The gate electrode of each TFT is connected to an address wiring layer for each row. The drain electrode of each TFT is connected to a data wiring layer for each column. Display electrodes are respectively arranged in the regions defined by the address wiring layers and the data wiring layers, and are connected to the source electrodes of the TFTs arranged in the respective regions. The data wiring layers and the source and drain electrodes of the TFTs each comprise the first layer serving as an ohmic barrier layer for a semiconductor layer, the second layer forming of a conductive material and serving as a main signal wiring layer, and the third layer serving as a battery reaction preventing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignees: Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nomoto, Hideki Kamada, Ichiro Ohno
  • Patent number: 5514259
    Abstract: A sputtering apparatus has a pressure resistant vessel, from which gas in discharged and into which gas for sputtering is supplied, a substrate disposed in the vessel to be formed with a film at one surface thereof, a target disposed oppositely to one surface of the substrate to be formed of a substance to become a material of the film, a magnet provided on the surface of the target oppositely to the substrate to generate a magnetic field for confining a plasma in the vicinity of the surface of the target opposed to the substrate, a plate-shaped anode disposed between the substrate and the target to be formed with an opening of the shape in which at least one side is larger than the profile of the substrate at a position opposed to the substrate, and a sputtering current supplier between the anode and the target. The anode is made of a conductor. An opening larger than the profile of the substrate is formed at a position of the anode opposed to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Shiota, Ichiro Ohno, Hidetaka Uchiumi
  • Patent number: 5505126
    Abstract: A dampening arrangement for a printing press such as a lithographic press includes at least one solution receiving roller for receiving dampening solution and other rollers for conveying the dampening solution to a printing plate. The dampening arrangement is provided with a nozzle unit having a plurality of nozzles arranged substantially in parallel with the axis of the solution receiving roller and opposed to predetermined areas on the surface of the solution receiving roller, and a dampening solution supply source connected to the nozzle means for supplying the nozzles with a pressurized dampening solution. The distance between the nozzles and the surface of the solution receiving roller is automatically adjusted in accordance with the printing speed of the printing press. The printing press does not cause a printing defect due to excess supply of the dampening solution even when the printing press is operated at a high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kin-ichiro Ohno, Takashi Iijima, Tamaki Ohkawara, Daisuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 5367179
    Abstract: A thin-film transistor comprises a gate electrode formed on an insulating substrate, a gate insulating film covering the gate electrode and the insulating substrate, an i-type semiconductor layer formed on the gate insulating film, and a source electrode and a drain electrode electrically connected to two ends of the i-type semiconductor layer, respectively. The gate electrode is made of aluminum alloy containing high-melting-point metal such as Ti and Ta and oxygen or nitrogen or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Mori, Syunichi Sato, Naohiro Konya, Ichiro Ohno, Hiromitsu Ishii, Kunihiro Matsuda, Junji Shiota