Patents by Inventor Kazuhiro Ikeda

Kazuhiro Ikeda 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: 20210053419
    Abstract: The vehicle air conditioning apparatus comprises at least one physical condition information sensor which detects information on physical conditions of passengers in a vehicle as physical condition information. The vehicle air conditioning apparatus selectively executes an outside-air circulation control for discharging air from an interior of the vehicle to outside of the vehicle and introducing outside air to the interior of the vehicle from the outside of the vehicle and an interior-air circulation control for taking the air from the interior of the vehicle and returning the taken air to the interior of the vehicle. The vehicle air conditioning apparatus executes the outside-air circulation control when the electronic control unit determines that at least one of the passengers has an infection, based on the physical condition information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiro FUKAZAWA, Michio IKEDA, Kenta MIYAHARA, Masaru ANDO
  • Patent number: 10917567
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus and corresponding program and method are disclosed. In one example, a second captured image acquired from another apparatus is aligned with a first captured image. Image stabilization is carried out in response to a positional relation between the captured images. For example, when overlapping between the captured images is equal to or smaller than an image stabilization limitation threshold value, the image stabilization is stopped or a correction range is limited for at least one of the captured images. When the amount of overlapping is larger than the image stabilization limitation threshold value, the image stabilization for both of the captured images is carried out without limitation. The captured images are aligned with each other by using the captured image with limited image stabilization, or both captured images where stabilization is carried out without limitation, thereby producing a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Daisuke Tahara, Nobuho Ikeda, Atsushi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10905046
    Abstract: Provided is a combine capable of harvesting an appropriate amount of grains according to a free capacity of a drier, while reducing trouble for a worker. A harvest amount sensor is capable of a first determination U1 for determining the grain storage amount intermittently during reaping traveling of a traveling vehicle body and a second determination U2 for determining the grain storage amount based on a manual operation during stopped state of the traveling vehicle body. A calculation section is configured to calculate the total harvest amount based on a first determination amount M1 by the first determination U1 and a second determination amount M2 by the second determination U2. A decision section is provided for deciding whether the total harvest amount has exceeded the target storage amount MI based on a requested grain amount requested by a drier, or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Inoue, Kazuhiro Takahara, Hiroshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10901242
    Abstract: Provided is a driving device for PWM control of voltage pulses for controlling the temperature of a heater in a phase controller, the driving device being capable of increasing the response speed of an optical element such as an optical switch. Phase controllers include first and second heaters for changing the temperatures of first and second optical waveguides extending in parallel. Driving devices include pulse generation circuits that generate voltage pulses to apply to the first and second heaters. To start raising the temperature of the second heater, the pulse generation circuit generates a first voltage pulse and consecutive second voltage pulses to apply to the second heater with zero voltage pulse being applied to the first heater, the first voltage pulse having a long pulse width and the second voltage pulses following the first voltage pulse and having a shorter pulse width than the first voltage pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ken Tanizawa, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Satoshi Suda, Haruhiko Kuwatsuka, Keijiro Suzuki, Guangwei Cong, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Hitoshi Kawashima, Shu Namiki
  • Patent number: 10895586
    Abstract: A semiconductor inspection jig includes: a base on which a semiconductor device is placed; and a substrate provided on the base and including a conductive pattern, wherein the conductive pattern intersects with a lead of the semiconductor device placed on the base from a direction other than a horizontal direction with respect to the lead, and is in contact with an intermediate part of the lead without being in contact with a leading end of the lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kitagawa, Masayuki Kubota, Motoyoshi Koyanagi, Tomohito Taniuchi, Daisuke Ikeda, Kazuhiro Sasano, Yuji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200402434
    Abstract: A display unit allowing a viewer to comfortably view an image is provided. This display unit includes: a winder including a rotary shaft; a flexible display that has a display surface where an image is displayed, and is windable and ejectable from the winder with rotation of the rotary shaft; a detector that detects a state of the display surface of the flexible display ejected from the winder; and a controller that performs switching control of a display mode of the image on the basis of the state of the display surface detected by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yamazuki, Kazuhiro Hara, Isamu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200393264
    Abstract: An information display device includes: a display section that displays a view of a situation ahead of a vehicle and guidance information; a learning section that classifies and learns targets appearing on a travel route and visible through the display section as: a first target necessary to be visible, a second target necessary to be visible under the setting condition, or a third target not necessary to be visible, and a display control section configured to: prohibit display of the guidance information in a prohibited region with the first target, permit display of the guidance information in a permitted region with the third target, and either prohibit display of the guidance information in a conditional region with the second target and the setting condition is met, or permit display of the guidance information in the conditional region with the second target and the setting condition is not met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro FUKAZAWA, Michio IKEDA, Tomoaki MIYAZAWA
  • Patent number: 10847185
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing method including analyzing a beat of input music, extracting a plurality of unit images from an input image, and generating, by a processor, editing information for switching the extracted unit images depending on the analyzed beat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ikeda, Atsushi Kimura, Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Nobuho Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10835551
    Abstract: A double-stranded nucleic acid molecule for suppressing expression of non-coding RNA, the double-stranded nucleic acid molecule including: (a) a sense strand containing a nucleotide sequence corresponding to a target sequence set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOs: 26 to 31; and (b) an antisense strand containing a nucleotide sequence which is complementary to the sense strand in the (a) to form a double strand with the sense strand, wherein the non-coding RNA contains a base sequence set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOs: 2 to 4, a part of the base sequence, or both of the base sequence and the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAITAMA MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Kuniko Inoue
  • Patent number: 10829379
    Abstract: Nano polycrystalline diamond is composed of carbon, an element of different type which is an element other than carbon and is added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level, and an inevitable impurity. The polycrystalline diamond has a crystal grain size not greater than 500 nm. The polycrystalline diamond can be fabricated by subjecting graphite in which the element of different type which is an element other than carbon has been added to be dispersed in carbon at an atomic level to heat treatment within high-pressure press equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ikeda, Keiko Arimoto, Katsuko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10821910
    Abstract: A hydraulic excavator has a first stereo camera and a second stereo camera. The first stereo camera has an imaging unit and an imaging unit. The second stereo camera has an imaging unit and an imaging unit. A case accommodates imaging unit and imaging unit inside. Case accommodates imaging unit and imaging unit inside. Case and case are attached to the outside of cab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Abe, Yoshiaki Honma, Takeshi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Murata
  • Publication number: 20200314249
    Abstract: A LAN controller performs lighting control upon LEDs, which are configured to be subjected to lighting control by the LAN controller, on the basis of the start-up status of an apparatus after communicating with an external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Satoru Ikeda, Yuya Hasegawa, Makoto Arima, Yoshikazu Sato, Kazuhiro Oyoshi
  • Publication number: 20200314255
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) which is turned ON by a local area network (LAN) controller, is controlled to be turned ON by a central processing unit (CPU), which executes a program, in accordance with an execution status of the program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto Arima, Yuya Hasegawa, Satoru Ikeda, Yoshikazu Sato, Kazuhiro Oyoshi
  • Publication number: 20200314256
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) is made brighter when the turning-on is controlled by a central processing unit (CPU) than when the turning-on is controlled by a local area network (LAN) controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Yuya Hasegawa, Makoto Arima, Satoru Ikeda, Yoshikazu Sato, Kazuhiro Oyoshi
  • Publication number: 20200272299
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an operation display device, a hardware key input device, a placement detector, and processing circuitry. The operation display device includes a touch panel. The hardware key input device is configured to be placed on the operation display device. The hardware key input device includes a key top having a high dielectric constant for pressing the touch panel. The placement detector is configured to detect placement of the hardware key input device on the operation display device. The processing circuitry is configured to cause a display on the touch panel to transition to a mode enabling a pressing operation using the hardware key input device when the placement detector detects the placement of the hardware key input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki Kawamura, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Norihisa Matsuda, Fumitoshi Nishina, Masaki Tsugawa, Kengo Tanaka, Tetsuya Hirata
  • Publication number: 20200272848
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that are designed to enable easy generation of a path for successively displaying characteristic images. The information processing device includes a setting unit that sets a path for connecting characteristic portions in at least one image by referring to metadata including at least information about feature points detected from the image. The setting unit sets the path by determining a regression curve, using the feature points. In a case where the feature points include a feature point at a distance equal to or longer than a predetermined threshold value from the regression curve, the setting unit redetermines the regression curve after removing a feature point detected from an image including a feature point having a low score among the feature points. The present technology can be applied to information processing devices that process still images and moving images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Seijiro Inaba, Nobuho Ikeda, Hiroshi Ikeda, Shuichi Asajima, Yuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20200271962
    Abstract: Provided is a driving device for PWM control of voltage pulses for controlling the temperature of a heater in a phase controller, the driving device being capable of increasing the response speed of an optical element such as an optical switch. Phase controllers include first and second heaters for changing the temperatures of first and second optical waveguides extending in parallel. Driving devices include pulse generation circuits that generate voltage pulses to apply to the first and second heaters. To start raising the temperature of the second heater, the pulse generation circuit generates a first voltage pulse and consecutive second voltage pulses to apply to the second heater with zero voltage pulse being applied to the first heater, the first voltage pulse having a long pulse width and the second voltage pulses following the first voltage pulse and having a shorter pulse width than the first voltage pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ken TANIZAWA, Hiroyuki MATSUURA, Satoshi SUDA, Haruhiko KUWATSUKA, Keijiro SUZUKI, Guangwei CONG, Kazuhiro IKEDA, Hitoshi KAWASHIMA, Shu NAMIKI
  • Patent number: 10747333
    Abstract: A non-limiting example cover includes a first cover portion that is provided with a plurality of operation buttons. Each of key tops of the plurality of operation buttons is constituted by a key top portion, an actuator and a conductive member. A connection portion of a conductive sheet is provided between the key top portion and the actuator, and the connection portion is connected, via a coupling portion, to a body portion that is provided on an outside of an area arranged with the key tops. The connection portion is connected to a protrusion provided on a lower side of the key top. Resin plating is applied to the protrusion, and when the key top is depressed and thus a portion of the key top portion where the protrusion is provided is brought into contact to the conductive member, the conductive member and the conductive sheet are electrically connected to each other via the resin plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Kochi Kawai
  • Patent number: 10750080
    Abstract: [Object] To support a user such that the user can easily adjust installation states of a plurality of imaging devices. [Solution] Provided is an information processing device including an adjustment instruction specification unit configured to specify an instruction regarding adjustment by extracting or arranging elements of the adjustment in accordance with a level of priority of each of the elements for shifting current installation states of a plurality of imaging devices toward appropriate installation states of the plurality of imaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Daisuke Tahara, Nobuho Ikeda, Atsushi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10668929
    Abstract: A vehicle drive assistance system is provided, which includes one or more processors configured to execute a general driver model learning engine configured to build a general driver model to be applied to a plurality of drivers based on driving data of the drivers, an individual driver model learning engine configured to build an individual driver model unique to a specific driver based on driving data of the driver, and an on-board controller provided in a vehicle operated by the driver. The individual driver model learning engine includes a vehicle control updating program configured to cause the on-board controller to update vehicle control processing based on the general and individual driver models. The vehicle control updating program acquires the driver models and, according to a given condition, determines a driver model based on which the vehicle control processing is updated, between the general and individual driver models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Tochioka, Seiji Goto, Hideki Okano, Kazuhiro Ikeda