Patents by Inventor Jun Kobayashi

Jun Kobayashi 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: 20240069482
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a charging unit that charges an image bearing member, a developing unit that forms a toner image on an latent image formed on the image bearing member, a transfer unit that transfers the toner image onto a transfer material, a charge neutralizer that neutralizes a charge of the image bearing member downstream of a transfer portion and upstream of a charging portion in a rotating direction of the image bearing member, a conductive collecting unit that collects a material adhering on the image bearing member downstream of the transfer portion and upstream of the charging portion, wherein the developing unit collects residual toner on the image bearing member, an voltage application unit sets a potential difference between the voltage applied to the collecting unit and the surface electric potential of the image bearing member not more than a discharge threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Funatani, Shinsuke Kobayashi, Shuichi Tetsuno, Toshihiko Takayama, Jun Hara
  • Publication number: 20240013257
    Abstract: An output control device includes a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a person is a specific person, a processing unit configured to acquire position information of the person, and an output control unit configured to cause a first output device located in the vicinity of the person to output information according to the person on the basis of personal information about the person determined to be the specific person by the determination unit and the position information acquired by the processing unit, wherein the output control unit is configured to cause a second output device to output the information output by the first output device in continuation with the output of the first output device if the person has moved from the vicinity of the first output device to the vicinity of the second output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigetsu Saito, Jun Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230404296
    Abstract: An image display device includes an approach situation information acquirer that acquires approach situation information indicating approach of at least part of a customer's body to a shelf on which a plurality of items are displayed and indicating, when there is the approach, a position of the approach on the shelf at each time; an associator that associates the approach situation information with one item of the plurality of items according to the position indicated by the approach situation information; an index value calculator that calculates an index value relating to the customer's behavior on the basis of information indicating the item associated with the approach situation information; and a display unit that displays the index value calculated by the index value calculator together with an image of the item on the basis of the association made by the associator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Jun KOBAYASHI, Shigetsu SAITO
  • Publication number: 20230389725
    Abstract: An image display device includes an approach situation information acquirer that acquires approach situation information indicating approach of at least part of a customer's body to a shelf on which a plurality of items are displayed and indicating, when there is the approach, a position of the approach on the shelf at each time; an associator that associates the approach situation information with one item of the plurality of items according to the position indicated by the approach situation information; an index value calculator that calculates an index value relating to the customer's behavior on the basis of information indicating the item associated with the approach situation information; and a display unit that displays the index value calculated by the index value calculator together with an image of the item on the basis of the association made by the associator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Jun KOBAYASHI, Shigetsu SAITO
  • Patent number: 11786058
    Abstract: An image display device includes an approach situation information acquirer that acquires approach situation information indicating approach of at least part of a customer's body to a shelf on which a plurality of items are displayed and indicating, when there is the approach, a position of the approach on the shelf at each time; an associator that associates the approach situation information with one item of the plurality of items according to the position indicated by the approach situation information; an index value calculator that calculates an index value relating to the customer's behavior on the basis of information indicating the item associated with the approach situation information; and a display unit that displays the index value calculated by the index value calculator together with an image of the item on the basis of the association made by the associator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Kobayashi, Shigetsu Saito
  • Patent number: 11790402
    Abstract: An output control device includes a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a person is a specific person, a processing unit configured to acquire position information of the person, and an output control unit configured to cause a first output device located in the vicinity of the person to output information according to the person on the basis of personal information about the person determined to be the specific person by the determination unit and the position information acquired by the processing unit, wherein the output control unit is configured to cause a second output device to output the information output by the first output device in continuation with the output of the first output device if the person has moved from the vicinity of the first output device to the vicinity of the second output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigetsu Saito, Jun Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230301447
    Abstract: An image display device includes an approach situation information acquirer that acquires approach situation information indicating approach of at least part of a customer's body to a shelf on which a plurality of items are displayed and indicating, when there is the approach, a position of the approach on the shelf at each time; an associator that associates the approach situation information with one item of the plurality of items according to the position indicated by the approach situation information; an index value calculator that calculates an index value relating to the customer's behavior on the basis of information indicating the item associated with the approach situation information; and a display unit that displays the index value calculated by the index value calculator together with an image of the item on the basis of the association made by the associator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Jun KOBAYASHI, Shigetsu SAITO
  • Publication number: 20230253473
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device having a super junction structure, includes: forming a first-conductivity-type semiconductor layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; forming a second-conductivity-type pillar region in the semiconductor layer; forming an insulating layer which covers the second surface of the semiconductor layer; forming a metal layer on the insulating layer; forming a gate electrode including a first opening passing through the metal layer by selectively removing the metal layer; and etching the insulating layer via the first opening, wherein the etching the insulating layer includes partially exposing the semiconductor layer by forming a second opening having a curved sidewall in the insulating layer by isotropic etching, and wherein an exposed surface of the semiconductor layer forms a flat surface continuous with the second surface of the semiconductor layer covered with the insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So NAGAKURA, Jun KOBAYASHI, Satoshi IWAHASHI, Kazuyoshi MAKI, Shu NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20230045358
    Abstract: An underwater organism imaging aid system according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes, at least one memory configured to store instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to: detect an underwater organism from an image acquired by a camera, determine a positional relationship between the underwater organism detected and the camera, and output auxiliary information for moving the camera in such a way that a side face of the underwater organism and an imaging face of the camera face each other based on the positional relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Jun KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230041259
    Abstract: An output control device includes a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a person is a specific person, a processing unit configured to acquire position information of the person, and an output control unit configured to cause a first output device located in the vicinity of the person to output information according to the person on the basis of personal information about the person determined to be the specific person by the determination unit and the position information acquired by the processing unit, wherein the output control unit is configured to cause a second output device to output the information output by the first output device in continuation with the output of the first output device if the person has moved from the vicinity of the first output device to the vicinity of the second output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigetsu SAITO, Jun Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11480002
    Abstract: A tailgate control system for a vehicle includes a spindle and a coupling member fixedly coupled to a tailgate of the vehicle, the coupling member having a slot formed therein. A portion of the spindle is coupled to the coupling member via the slot so as to enable relative movement between the portion of the spindle and the coupling member along the slot, and such that extension of the spindle causes a force on the coupling member which causes a closing motion of the tailgate. The portion of the spindle is also coupled to the coupling member such that a manually-generated closing motion of the tailgate causes a change in a position of the portion of the spindle along the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Kobayashi, Norman C. Kerr
  • Patent number: 11461733
    Abstract: A behavior analysis device includes an approach information acquisition unit configured to acquire approach information indicating whether or not a person has approached a shelf on which a plurality of goods are displayed, a determination unit configured to determine as stockout information a position of a stockout item which is out of stock among the plurality of goods displayed on the shelf and a stockout of the stockout item, and an analysis unit configured to perform behavior analysis of the person on the basis of the approach information and the stockout information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Kobayashi, Shigetsu Saito
  • Publication number: 20220250563
    Abstract: An autonomous driving module mounting structure, includes a roof panel configuring an upper portion of a vehicle body, an open portion provided at the roof panel, and an autonomous driving module that includes a plurality of devices, that is mounted on an upper surface of an outer section of the roof panel, and that is disposed at a position that does not coincide with the open portion in top view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventor: Jun Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220207926
    Abstract: An information processing device includes at least one processor. The processor communicates with a vehicle and receives deterioration information that is involved in deterioration of a part provided within a cabin of the vehicle; stores the received deterioration information; and estimates a deterioration degree of the part on the basis of the stored deterioration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventor: Jun KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220127755
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing an artificial structural protein fiber having a small diameter and having a stress equal to or higher than that of the related art. A method for producing an artificial structural protein fiber according to the present invention is a method for producing an artificial structural protein fiber by a wet spinning method, the method including a coagulation step of discharging a spinning dope containing an artificial structural protein and an organic solvent from a spinneret into a coagulation liquid to coagulate the artificial structural protein, wherein a bath draft in the coagulation step is more than 0.4 and 20 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Spiber Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotada Ando, Hideto Ishii, Koichi Kotaka, Ryoko Sato, Hiroshi Kano, Jun Kobayashi, Akito Sato, Yunosuke Abe
  • Patent number: 11276210
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to correct more accurate marketing information. A flow line display system of the present invention includes image-capturing unit, information operation device and display unit. The image-capturing unit captures an image. The information operation device detects an object from the image and identifies a flow line of the object, an orientation of the object, and a time related to the orientation. The display unit displays the orientation of the object and the time related to the orientation together with the flow line of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigetsu Saito, Jun Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220010460
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a modified fibroin multifilament excellent in productivity and a multifilament produced by the same. The multifilament of the present invention contains modified fibroin, in which the multifilament has 100 or more constituent single yarns, a coefficient of variation in elastic modulus is 15% or less, a coefficient of variation in strength is 15% or less, and a coefficient of variation in elongation is less than 33%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yunosuke ABE, Hideto ISHII, Ryoko SATO, Akito SATO, Hirotada ANDO, Hiroshi KANO, Koichi KOTAKA, Jun KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11150713
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a state determination unit that determines a change in a state of connection between the information processing device and an external device or a power supply; a cause selection unit that selects from a plurality of choices, a cause of the determined change in the state of connection; and a processing unit that performs a process in accordance with the selected choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Kobayashi, Eiji Muramatsu
  • Patent number: D974203
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Jun Kobayashi, Norihiko Tadata
  • Patent number: D987458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Kobayashi, Norihiko Tadata