Patents by Inventor Ichiro Sakata

Ichiro Sakata 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: 10723087
    Abstract: A prepreg includes a fiber layer containing unidirectionally arranged carbon fibers impregnated with a thermosetting resin and a resin layer existing on at least one side of the fiber layer and containing a thermosetting resin and a thermoplastic resin insoluble in the thermosetting resin. The prepreg contains carbon fibers having an areal weight of fibers of 120 to 300 g/m2 and has a weight fraction of resin of 25 to 50 mass %. An extreme value frequency of a surface geometry along a straight line perpendicular to the fibers of the prepreg is 30 points/mm or less when the prepreg has been exposed, for 24 hours, to a temperature at which a coefficient of interlayer friction is the lowest. Using sheets of the prepreg which are laid up, the coefficient of interlayer friction of the prepreg is measured at 10° C. intervals in a temperature range of 40 to 80° C. under the conditions: a pulling speed of 0.2 mm/min, a perpendicular stress of 0.1 bar, and a pulling displacement of 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ichiro Taketa, Shiori Kawamoto, Hiroaki Sakata
  • Publication number: 20200143183
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control device (1) for a vehicle for determining the perceptual load of a visual and dynamic driving scene. The control device is configured to: ?receive a sensor output (101) of a sensor (3), the sensor (3) sensing the visual driving scene, ?extract a set of scene features (102) from the sensor output (101), the set of scene features (102) representing static and/or dynamic information of the visual driving scene, ?determine the perceptual load (104) of the set of extracted scene features (102) based on a predetermined load model (103), the load model (103) being predetermined based on reference video scenes each being labelled with a load value, ?map the perceptual load to the sensed driving and ?determine a spatial and temporal intensity distribution of the perceptual load across the sensed driving scene. The invention further relates to a vehicle, a system and a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE, UCL BUSINESS PLC
    Inventors: Jonas AMBECK-MADSEN, Ichiro SAKATA, Nilli LAVIE, Gabriel J. BROSTOW, Luke PALMER, Alina BIALKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20190368973
    Abstract: A diagnosis device for diagnosing a plant based on an operating state of the plant includes a monitoring data acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of monitoring data which are measurement values of a parameter related to the operating state of the plant measured at different times, a diagnosis target pattern generation unit configured to generate a diagnosis target pattern that is a plot pattern where each of the plurality of monitoring data is plotted against plant output data of the plant, and a pattern diagnosis unit configured to diagnose the plant based on the plot pattern of the diagnosis target pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Pradeepa Lakmal WEVITA, Fumitoshi SAKATA, Ichiro MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi NAGAI, Takehiro KITTA, Takashi KUROISHI, Hideki TACHIBANA
  • Publication number: 20190272450
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control device (1) for a vehicle for determining the perceptual load of a visual and dynamic driving scene. The control device is configured to: receive a sensor output (101) of a sensor (3), the sensor (3) sensing the visual driving scene, extract a set of scene features (102) from the sensor output (101), the set of scene features (102) representing static and/or dynamic information of the visual driving scene, and determine the perceptual load (104) of the set of extracted scene features (102) based on a predetermined load model (103), wherein the load model (103) is predetermined based on reference video scenes each being labelled with a load value The invention further relates to a system and a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE, UCL BUSINESS PLC
    Inventors: Jonas AMBECK-MADSEN, Ichiro SAKATA, Nilli LAVIE, Gabriel J. BROSTOW, Luke PALMER, Alina BIALKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20190259659
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes forming a co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer above a surface of a semiconductor substrate. The co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer have fcc structure. The fcc structure is formed such that (111) face of the fcc structure is to be oriented parallel to the surface of the semiconductor substrate. The catalyst includes a portion which contacts the co-catalyst layer. The portion has the fcc structure. An exposed surface of the catalyst layer is planarized by oxidation and reduction treatments. A graphene layer is formed on the catalyst layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masayuki KITAMURA, Atsuko Sakata, Makoto Wada, Yuichi Yamazaki, Masayuki Katagiri, Akihiro Kajita, Tadashi Sakai, Naoshi Sakuma, Ichiro Mizushima
  • Patent number: 10325805
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes forming a co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer above a surface of a semiconductor substrate. The co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer have fcc structure. The fcc structure is formed such that (111) face of the fcc structure is to be oriented parallel to the surface of the semiconductor substrate. The catalyst includes a portion which contacts the co-catalyst layer. The portion has the fcc structure. An exposed surface of the catalyst layer is planarized by oxidation and reduction treatments. A graphene layer is formed on the catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masayuki Kitamura, Atsuko Sakata, Makoto Wada, Yuichi Yamazaki, Masayuki Katagiri, Akihiro Kajita, Tadashi Sakai, Naoshi Sakuma, Ichiro Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20180333466
    Abstract: To provide a therapeutic agent for gastrointestinal disorder such as diabetic gastroparesis. A postprandial gastrokinetic agent containing (A) ghrelin or a ghrelin agonist and (B) motilin or a motilin agonist as active ingredients, in which both the ingredients (A) and (B) are administered so as to act on the stomach after food intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicants: ZERIA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takafumi SAKAI, Ichiro Sakata, Kayuri Kuroda, Makoto Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20170246257
    Abstract: To provide a therapeutic agent for gastrointestinal disorder such as diabetic gastroparesis. A postprandial gastrokinetic agent containing (A) ghrelin or a ghrelin agonist and (B) motilin or a motilin agonist as active ingredients, in which both the ingredients (A) and (B) are administered so as to act on the stomach after food intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicants: ZERIA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takafumi SAKAI, Ichiro SAKATA, Kayuri KURODA, Makoto YOSHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9682126
    Abstract: To provide a therapeutic agent for gastrointestinal disorder such as diabetic gastroparesis. A postprandial gastrokinetic agent containing (A) ghrelin or a ghrelin agonist and (B) motilin or a motilin agonist as active ingredients, in which both the ingredients (A) and (B) are administered so as to act on the stomach after food intake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: ZERIA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takafumi Sakai, Ichiro Sakata, Kayuri Kuroda, Makoto Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9569694
    Abstract: An image processor (10) has a window selector for choosing a detection window within the image, and a self similarity computation part (40) for determining self-similarity information for a group of the pixels in any part of the detection window, to represent an amount of self-similarity of that group to other groups in any other part of the detector window, and for repeating the determination for groups in all parts of the detection window, to generate a global self similarity descriptor for the detection window. A classifier (50) is used for classifying whether an object is present based on the global self-similarity descriptor. By using global self-similarity rather than local similarities more information is captured which can lead to better classification. In particular, it helps enable recognition of more distant self-similarities inherent in the object, and self-similarities present at any scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV/SA, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
    Inventors: Gabriel Othmezouri, Ichiro Sakata, Bernt Schiele, Stefan Walk, Nikodem Majer, Konrad Schindler
  • Publication number: 20160051630
    Abstract: To provide a therapeutic agent for gastrointestinal disorder such as diabetic gastroparesis. A postprandial gastrokinetic agent containing (A) ghrelin or a ghrelin agonist and (B) motilin or a motilin agonist as active ingredients, in which both the ingredients (A) and (B) are administered so as to act on the stomach after food intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicants: ZERIA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD., SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takafumi SAKAI, Ichiro SAKATA, Kayuri KURODA, Makoto YOSHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9165204
    Abstract: A method (100) and system (300) is described for processing video data comprising a plurality of images. The method and apparatus is for obtaining for labeling of a plurality of objects or regions in an image of a sequence of images followed by label propagation to other images in the sequence based on an inference step and a model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV/SA, CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
    Inventors: Gabriel Othmezouri, Ichiro Sakata, Roberto Cipolla, Vijay Badrinarayanan
  • Patent number: 8958600
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for monocular 3D human pose estimation and tracking, which are able to recover poses of people in realistic street conditions captured using a monocular, potentially moving camera. Embodiments of the present invention provide a three-stage process involving estimating (10, 60, 110) a 3D pose of each of the multiple objects using an output of 2D tracking-by detection (50) and 2D viewpoint estimation (46). The present invention provides a sound Bayesian formulation to address the above problems. The present invention can provide articulated 3D tracking in realistic street conditions. The present invention provides methods and apparatus for people detection and 2D pose estimation combined with a dynamic motion prior. The present invention provides not only 2D pose estimation for people in side views, it goes beyond this by estimating poses in 3D from multiple viewpoints. The estimation of poses is done in monocular images, and does not require stereo images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA, Technische Universitat Darmstadt
    Inventors: Gabriel Othmezouri, Ichiro Sakata, Bernt Schiele, Mykhaylo Andriluka, Stefan Roth
  • Patent number: 8744169
    Abstract: Methods and systems for egomotion estimation (e.g. of a vehicle) from visual inputs of a stereo pair of video cameras are described. 3D egomotion estimation is a six degrees of freedom problem in general. In embodiments of the present invention, this is simplified to four dimensions and further decomposed to two two-dimensional sub-solutions. The decomposition allows use of a voting strategy that identifies the most probable solution. An input is a set of image correspondences between two temporally consecutive stereo pairs, i.e. feature points do not need to be tracked over time. The experiments show that even if a trajectory is put together as a simple concatenation of frame-to-frame increments, the results are reliable and precise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA, Czech Technical University in Prague
    Inventors: Gabriel Othmezouri, Ichiro Sakata, Jiri Matas, {hacek over (S)}t{hacek over (e)}pán Obdr{hacek over (z)}álek
  • Publication number: 20130142390
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for monocular 3D human pose estimation and tracking, which are able to recover poses of people in realistic street conditions captured using a monocular, potentially moving camera. Embodiments of the present invention provide a three-stage process involving estimating (10, 60, 110) a 3D pose of each of the multiple objects using an output of 2D tracking-by detection (50) and 2D viewpoint estimation (46). The present invention provides a sound Bayesian formulation to address the above problems. The present invention can provide articulated 3D tracking in realistic street conditions. The present invention provides methods and apparatus for people detection and 2D pose estimation combined with a dynamic motion prior. The present invention provides not only 2D pose estimation for people in side views, it goes beyond this by estimating poses in 3D from multiple viewpoints. The estimation of poses is done in monocular images, and does not require stereo images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicants: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DARMSTADT, TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV/SA
    Inventors: Gabriel Othmezouri, Ichiro Sakata, Bernt Schiele, Mykhaylo Andriluka, Stefan Roth
  • Publication number: 20130084008
    Abstract: A method (100) and system (300) is described for processing video data comprising a plurality of images. The method and apparatus is for obtaining for labelling of a plurality of objects or regions in an image of a sequence of images followed by label propagation to other images in the sequence based on an inference step and a model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicants: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED, TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV/SA
    Inventors: Gabriel Othmezouri, Ichiro Sakata, Roberto Cipolla, Vijay Badrinarayanan
  • Publication number: 20130058535
    Abstract: An image processor (10) has a window selector for choosing a detection window within the image, and a self similarity computation part (40) for determining self-similarity information for a group of the pixels in any part of the detection window, to represent an amount of self-similarity of that group to other groups in any other part of the detector window, and for repeating the determination for groups in all parts of the detection window, to generate a global self similarity descriptor for the detection window. A classifier (50) is used for classifying whether an object is present based on the global self-similarity descriptor. By using global self-similarity rather than local similarities more information is captured which can lead to better classification. In particular, it helps enable recognition of more distant self-similarities inherent in the object, and self-similarities present at any scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicants: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT, TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV/SA
    Inventors: Gabriel Othmezouri, Ichiro Sakata, Bernt Schiele, Stefan Walk, Nikodem Majer, Konrad Schindler
  • Publication number: 20120308114
    Abstract: Methods and systems for egomotion estimation (e.g. of a vehicle) from visual inputs of a stereo pair of video cameras are described. 3D egomotion estimation is a six degrees of freedom problem in general. In embodiments of the present invention, this is simplified to four dimensions and further decomposed to two two-dimensional sub-solutions. The decomposition allows use of a voting strategy that identifies the most probable solution. An input is a set of image correspondences between two temporally consecutive stereo pairs, i.e. feature points do not need to be tracked over time. The experiments show that even if a trajectory is put together as a simple concatenation of frame-to-frame increments, the results are reliable and precise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Gabriel Othmezouri, Ichiro Sakata, Jiri Matas, Stépàn Obdrzálek
  • Patent number: 7927874
    Abstract: There is provided a method by which multiple types of substances desired to be transferred into cells can be continuously transferred into multiple types of cells by a convenient procedure, a cell in which the substance desired to be transferred into cells has been taken up by this method, and an apparatus for transferring a substance into cells by this method. The foregoing objects can be achieved by electrospraying cells with a liquid free from the substance to be transferred into cells while the cells are kept in contact with the substance to be transferred into cells, or first electrospraying cells with a liquid free from the substance to be transferred into cells and then bringing the cells into contact with the substance to be transferred into cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., Saitama University
    Inventors: Kazuto Ikemoto, Yusuke Okubo, Kanako Koike, Sayaka Aizawa, Ichiro Sakata, Takafumi Skai
  • Publication number: 20090233367
    Abstract: There is provided a method by which multiple types of substances desired to be transferred into cells can be continuously transferred into multiple types of cells by a convenient procedure, a cell in which the substance desired to be transferred into cells has been taken up by this method, and an apparatus for transferring a substance into cells by this method. The foregoing objects can be achieved by electrospraying cells with a liquid free from the substance to be transferred into cells while the cells are kept in contact with the substance to be transferred into cells, or first electrospraying cells with a liquid free from the substance to be transferred into cells and then bringing the cells into contact with the substance to be transferred into cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL CO., INC., SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kazuto Ikemoto, Yusuke Okubo, Kanako Koike, Sayaka Aizawa, Ichiro Sakata, Takafumi Sakai