Patents by Inventor Kazuhiko Ito

Kazuhiko Ito 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: 10876978
    Abstract: In an X-ray inspection device according to the present invention, an X-ray irradiation unit 40 includes a first X-ray optical element 42 for focusing characteristic X-rays in a vertical direction, and a second X-ray optical element 43 for focusing the characteristic X-rays in a horizontal direction. The first X-ray optical element 42 is constituted by a crystal material having high crystallinity. The second X-ray optical element includes a multilayer mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: RIGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Ogata, Kazuhiko Omote, Sei Yoshihara, Yoshiyasu Ito, Hiroshi Motono, Hideaki Takahashi, Takao Kinefuchi, Akifusa Higuchi, Shiro Umegaki, Shigematsu Asano, Ryotaro Yamaguchi, Katsutaka Horada, Makoto Kambe, Licai Jiang, Boris Verman
  • Patent number: 10860890
    Abstract: A learning management device comprising an inference engine that is input with image data and acquires output for performing guidance display to a user using an inference model that has been specifically learned, and a processor that confirms if there is a specified relationship between a trial input image and trial guidance display for this trial input image under conditions that have been assumed at the time of use, and that determines whether or not it is necessary to relearn the inference model that has been learned based on the result of this confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Haneda, Dai Ito, Zhen Li, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10828819
    Abstract: In the adjusting method of the extrusion rate, a perforated plate is superimposed on and attached to a forming die, the perforated plate includes a plurality of through hole portions, the adjusting method includes a perforated plate group consisting of a plurality of perforated plates which are different in degree of diameter decrease of the hole diameter, and the adjusting method includes a trial extrusion step of extruding the forming material to form a trial honeycomb formed body, a shape measuring step of measuring a shape of a formed body end face of the trial honeycomb formed body, and a perforated plate selecting step of selecting the perforated plate to be suitably attached to the forming die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ito, Kazuhiko Hamatsuka
  • Patent number: 10819903
    Abstract: An imaging device, comprising an image sensor that images a shooting target and outputs image data, a memory that stores inference models for performing guidance display or automatic control, when shooting the shooting target, an inference engine that performs inference for the control of the guidance display or automatic control, using the inference model, and a controller that determines whether or not the inference model is suitable for shooting a shooting target that the user wants, and if it is determined that the inference model is not suitable for shooting, requests generation of an inference model that is suitable for a shooting target the user wants to an external learning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuhiko Shimura, Hisashi Yoneyama, Zhen Li, Atsushi Kohashi, Dai Ito, Nobuyuki Shima, Yoichi Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20200333267
    Abstract: Provided is a fine structure determination method capable of easily determining tilt angles of columnar scattering bodies that are long in a thickness direction, and provided are an analysis apparatus and an analysis program thereof. There is provided an analysis method for a fine structure of a plate-shaped sample formed to have columnar scattering bodies that are long in a thickness direction and periodically arranged, comprising the steps of preparing scattering intensity data from the plate-shaped sample, that is generated via transmission of X-rays; and determining tilt angles of the scattering bodies in the plate-shaped sample with respect to a reference rotation position at which a surface of the plate-shaped sample is perpendicular to an incident direction of the X-rays, based on the prepared scattering intensity data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Rigaku Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu ITO, Kazuhiko OMOTE
  • Publication number: 20200333268
    Abstract: Provided is an analysis method for a fine structure, that is capable of determining shapes of scattering bodies that are long in a thickness direction of a plate-shaped sample; and provided are an apparatus and a program thereof. There is provided an analysis method for a fine structure of a plate-shaped sample formed to have scattering bodies that are long in a thickness direction and periodically arranged, comprising the steps of preparing data of a scattering intensity from the plate-shaped sample measured via transmission of X-rays at a plurality of co rotation angles; calculating a scattering intensity of the X-rays scattered by the plate-shaped sample under a specific condition; fitting the calculated scattering intensity to the prepared scattering intensity; and determining shapes of the scattering bodies for the plate-shaped sample, based on a result of the fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Rigaku Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu ITO, Kazuhiko OMOTE
  • Publication number: 20200332734
    Abstract: A drive system includes an engine as a drive source, a lead storage battery that is charged using the engine as a motive power source, a starter that starts up the engine by being driven by electric power from the lead storage battery, and a battery sensor that measures an inter-terminal voltage of the lead storage battery. A control device that is applied to the drive system temporarily stops the engine when a temporary stop condition is satisfied, and starts up the engine again when a discharge amount of the lead storage battery in a period of the temporary stop is larger than a discharge upper limit amount. When an inrush voltage is equal to or lower than a restraint threshold, the discharge upper limit amount is set so as to be smaller than when the inrush voltage is higher than the restraint threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji ITO, Kazuhiko SAKAKIBARA, Hiroyuki TOYAMA, Michihiro MIYASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200332755
    Abstract: A drive system includes an engine as a drive source, a lead storage battery that is charged using the engine as a motive power source, a starter that starts up the engine by being driven by electric power from the lead storage battery, and a voltage sensor that measures an inter-vehicle voltage of the lead storage battery. A control device that is applied to the drive system determines that the battery has been degraded, when a voltage difference between a first battery start-up voltage and a second battery start-up voltage is larger than a preset degradation determination threshold, the first battery start-up voltage being measured by the voltage sensor when the starter is driven, the second battery start-up voltage being measured by the voltage sensor when the starter is driven at a different timing from a timing when the first battery start-up voltage is measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michihiro MIYASHITA, Kazuhiko SAKAKIBARA, Hiroyuki TOYAMA, Koji ITO
  • Patent number: 10798283
    Abstract: An information apparatus for communicating with a portable information terminal includes a processor including hardware. The processor determines state information regarding a state of the information apparatus when the power state is switched, by the power switch, from the on state to the office state. The processor also determines whether the manually set parameter has been changed before and after the power state is switched from the on state to the off state, based on the use history information of a manually set parameter in the information apparatus. Finally, the information apparatus transmits, to the portable information terminal, the state information indicating that the set parameter in the information apparatus has been changed when the processor determines that the set parameter has been changed while keeping the processor energized after the power state is switched from the on state to the off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Shintani, Akira Tani, Kensei Ito, Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20200290019
    Abstract: Provided is an exhaust gas purification catalyst of OSC material-containing type that allows a favorable HC purification (oxidation) treatment to be performed even in a case where HC emissions are comparatively large, such as during engine startup. The exhaust gas purification catalyst of the present invention includes, as a catalyst layer (20), a front section (24) positioned upstream in an exhaust gas flow direction, and a rear section (26) positioned downstream of the front section in the exhaust gas flow direction. The front section contains Pd as a catalyst metal but does not contain an OSC material. The proportion, at which the front section is formed from the upstream leading end in the exhaust gas flow direction, is 10% to 40% with respect to 100% of a total length of the substrate (1) in the exhaust gas flow direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ryota ONOE, Kazuhiko ITO, Takahiro HARADA, Chihiro KASUYA
  • Patent number: 10769497
    Abstract: A learning device, comprising a reception circuit that receives requests indicating photographs the user likes from external device, a machine learning processor that extracts images that match the requests and that have received a given evaluation from a third party, from within an image database, performs machine learning using these images that have been extracted, and outputs an inference model, and a transmission circuit that transmits an inference model that has been output from the learning processor to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Haneda, Hisashi Yoneyama, Atsushi Kohashi, Zhen Li, Dai Ito, Yoichi Yoshida, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20200242154
    Abstract: An image file generating device that generates image files constituting training data candidates, comprising a processor that has a metadata generating section for generating metadata in order to designate (1) if inference is for detecting a physical object within an image, and (2) whether inference is for predicting change in images that are continuous in time, wherein the metadata generating section generates the metadata based on information corresponding to times before and after the images have been acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro HANEDA, Hisashi YONEYAMA, Zhen LI, Dai ITO, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 10724581
    Abstract: A friction plate that is used in a friction engagement device configured to engage an input rotary member and an output rotary member with each other, the friction plate including a base plate having an annular plate shape; and a friction member provided on the base plate in a circumferential direction of the friction plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: AISIN AW CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sugita, Makoto Nakazuru, Hidetaka Ito, Koji Nakamura, Takuya Okada, Isamu Hachisuwa
  • Publication number: 20200164219
    Abstract: A probe unit for receiving an acoustic wave includes a probe, an output unit, and a connector, wherein the output unit is configured to output an acoustic wave signal detected by the probe to an acoustic wave device, and the connector is configured to be detachably connected with a light irradiation unit that includes a light emitting unit and a target guide, such that the probe and the connector are disposed so as to allow an operator to visually check a region to be irradiated when the operator places the probe so as to be acoustically coupled with an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki Hosoda, Yohei Hashizume, Nobuhiro Ito, Kazuhiko Fukutani
  • Publication number: 20200149984
    Abstract: An in-situ stress measurement method is provided. The method includes measuring a length of a maximum diameter at which an amount of distortion relative to a diameter of a standard circle of a measurement cross section of a boring core is largest and a length of a minimum diameter at which the amount of distortion relative to the diameter of the standard circle is smallest based on a shape of the measurement cross section of the boring core; measuring a length of a diameter in a vertical direction and a length of a diameter in a horizontal direction of the measurement cross section of a side-wall core acquired by hollowing ground in a well in an excavation direction thereof, based on a shape of the measurement cross section of the side-wall core; and calculating a maximum horizontal stress and a minimum horizontal stress by first and second equations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Takatoshi ITO, Kazuhiko TEZUKA, Tetsuya TAMAGAWA
  • Patent number: 10639709
    Abstract: [Problem to Be Solved] A pouring control method for controlling an automatic pouring device with a tilting-type ladle is provided. By the method, a lip of a pouring ladle approaches a sprue of a mold without striking any object located within the range of its movement. Also, by the method, the molten metal that runs out of the ladle can accurately fill the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Sintokogio, Ltd., National University Corporation Toyohashi University of Technology
    Inventors: Makio Suzuki, Kazuhiko Terashima, Atsushi Ito, Yoshiyuki Noda
  • Patent number: 10567727
    Abstract: A reproducing method includes: an obtaining step of obtaining a high quality image and a first low quality image that are still images showing an identical scene, and conversion determination information; a first determining step of determining whether or not the display device can display the high quality image; a first reproducing step of reproducing the high quality image when the display device can display the high quality image; a second determining step of determining whether or not to generate a second low quality image by using the conversion determination information when the display device cannot display the high quality image; a second reproducing step of reproducing the first low quality image when it is determined not to generate the second low quality image; and a third reproducing step of generating the second low quality image from the high quality image and reproducing the second low quality image when it is determined to generate the second low quality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Fukushima, Yasushi Uesaka, Atsushi Ito, Kiyoaki Watanabe, Toshiya Noritake, Kazuhiko Kouno, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Publication number: 20200050850
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates a left-eye viewpoint image and a right-eye viewpoint image, detects one or more pairs that are each a pair of a partial image of the left-eye viewpoint image and a partial image of the right-eye viewpoint image that are similar to each other, performs, for each of the one or more pairs, image adjustment processing for adjusting the three-dimensionality of one of or both of the partial images of the left-eye and right-eye viewpoint images, displays the left-eye viewpoint image or the left-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a left eye, and displays the right-eye viewpoint image or the right-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a right eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya TOYODA, Kazumi ITO, Masayuki NAKATSUKA, Tatsuya KINO, Ryuhi OKUBO, Shigeru KATO, Tetsuya SHIROTA, Kazuhiko OSA, Osamu NONAKA
  • Patent number: 10525834
    Abstract: A vehicle charge control device includes a charge unit and a correction unit. The charge unit is configured to perform a charge operation for suppressing a deterioration in a battery by charging the battery until a charge end phase in which an acceptance current of the battery is smaller than a predetermined current value, the battery being mounted on a vehicle. The correction unit is configured to correct a charge rate of the battery based on a behavior of the acceptance current. In addition, the correction unit is configured to correct the charge rate based on the behavior in the charge end phase, in synchronization with the charge operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sakakibara, Koji Ito, Hiroshi Sato, Ken Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10514345
    Abstract: An X-ray thin film inspection device according to the present invention has an X-ray irradiation unit 40 mounted in a first rotation arm 32, an X-ray detector 50 mounted in a second rotation arm 33, a fluorescence X-ray detector 60 for detecting fluorescent X-ray occurring from an inspection target due to irradiation of X-ray, a temperature measuring unit 110 for measuring the temperature corresponding to the temperature of the X-ray thin film inspection device, and a temperature correcting system (central processing unit 100) for correcting an inspection position on the basis of the temperature measured by the temperature measuring unit 110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: RIGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Ogata, Kazuhiko Omote, Yoshiyasu Ito, Hiroshi Motono, Muneo Yoshida, Hideaki Takahashi