Patents by Inventor Kazuki Ihara

Kazuki Ihara 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: 20240122531
    Abstract: An index value estimation device including a data acquisition unit that acquires feature amount data including a feature amount extracted from sensor data related to a motion of a foot of a user and used for estimating an index value indicating a knee state of the user, a storage unit that stores an estimation model that outputs an index value according to an input of the feature amount data, an estimation unit that estimates an output obtained by inputting the acquired feature amount data to the estimation model as an index value indicating the knee state of the user, and an output unit that outputs information about the estimated index value indicating the knee state of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki IHARA, Kenichiro FUKUSHI, Zhenwei WANG, Chenhui HUANG, Hiroshi KAJITANI, Fumiyuki NIHEY, Yoshitaka NOZAKI, Kentaro NAKAHARA
  • Patent number: 11938970
    Abstract: A control device that is mounted in a second vehicle which a first vehicle having a following travel function is detachably connected to or loaded on is provided. The control device includes a control unit configured to perform: detecting another vehicle that is within a predetermined range from the second vehicle in a state in which the second vehicle has the first vehicle connected thereto or loaded thereon and of which some or all of a scheduled travel route is the same as some or all of a scheduled travel route of the first vehicle after the first vehicle has been disconnected from the second vehicle; and transmitting following instruction information to the first vehicle and disconnecting the first vehicle from the second vehicle such that the first vehicle travels with the detected other vehicle as a preceding vehicle by the following travel function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Harada, Teppei Nishiguchi, Kazuki Komoriya, Tomoaki Ihara, Miyu Higashimura, Toshihiro Nakaichi, Kazunobu Okasaka, Ryo Hattori, Yohei Tanigawa, Ryohei Kimbara, Hiroshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20230397879
    Abstract: Provided is a pelvic inclination estimation device including a communication unit that acquires feature amount data including a feature amount to be used for estimation of a pelvic inclination, the feature amount being extracted from a gait waveform of a spatial acceleration and a spatial angular velocity included in sensor data related to movement of a foot of a subject, a storage unit that stores an estimation model that outputs an estimation value related to the pelvic inclination according to an input of the feature amount included in the feature amount data, an estimation unit that inputs a feature amount included in the acquired feature amount data to the estimation model and estimate a pelvic inclination of the subject according to the estimation value output from the estimation model, and an output unit that outputs information associated to the pelvic inclination of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Zhenwei WANG, Chenhui Huang, Kenichiro Fukushi, Kazuki Ihara, Fumiyuki Nihey, Hiroshi Kajitani, Yoshitaka Nozaki, Kentaro Nakahara
  • Publication number: 20230397839
    Abstract: Provided is a waist swinging estimation device including a communication unit that acquires feature amount data including a feature amount extracted from a gait waveform of a spatial acceleration and a spatial angular velocity included in sensor data regarding a movement of a foot of a subject and used for estimation of waist swinging that is an index regarding a movement of a waist, a storage unit that stores an estimation model that outputs an estimated value regarding the waist swinging according to an input of a feature amount included in the feature amount data, an estimation unit that inputs a feature amount included in the acquired feature amount data to the estimation model, and estimate waist swinging of the subject according to an estimated value regarding the waist swinging output from the estimation model, and an output unit that outputs information according to waist swinging of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Zhenwei Wang, Chenhui Huang, Kazuki Ihara, Kenichiro Fukushi, Fumiyuki Hihey, Hiroshi Kajitani, Yoshitaka Nozaki, Kentaro Nakahara
  • Publication number: 20230389859
    Abstract: An index value estimation device including a data acquisition unit that acquires feature amount data including a feature amount extracted from sensor data related to a motion of a foot of a user and used for estimating an index value indicating a knee state of the user, a storage unit that stores an estimation model that outputs an index value according to an input of the feature amount data, an estimation unit that estimates an output obtained by inputting the acquired feature amount data to the estimation model as an index value indicating the knee state of the user, and an output unit that outputs information about the estimated index value indicating the knee state of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki IHARA, Kenichiro FUKUSHI, Zhenwei WANG, Chenhui HUANG, Hiroshi KAJITANI, Fumiyuki NIHEY, Yoshitaka NOZAKI, Kentaro NAKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20230371849
    Abstract: Provided is a gait information generation device including an acquisition unit that acquires gait data including time-series data of a foot position of a subject, a detection unit that detects a start point and an end point of a gait cycle from the time-series data of the foot position included in the gait data, a calculation unit that calculates a first movement amount component related to the start point and a second movement amount component related to the end point, a gait information generation unit that generates gait information about a gait movement path of the subject using the calculated first movement amount component and the calculated second movement amount component, and an output unit that outputs the generated gait information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki IHARA, Kenichiro FUKUSHI, Zhenwei WANG, Hiroshi KAJITANI, Fumiyuki NIHEY, Chenhui HUANG, Yoshitaka NOZAKI, Kentaro NAKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20230368447
    Abstract: A knee trajectory information generation device which includes an acquisition unit that acquires walking data including time-series data of a foot position and a knee position of a subject, a first calculation unit that calculates a first movement route connecting a start point and an end point of a gait cycle by using time-series data of the foot position included in the walking data, a second calculation unit that calculates a second movement route corresponding to a trajectory of the knee position between the start point and the end point of the gait cycle by using time-series data of the knee position included in the walking data, an information generation unit that calculates a difference between the first movement route and the second movement route and generate knee trajectory information including visual information corresponding to the calculated difference, and an output unit that outputs the generated knee trajectory information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki IHARA, Kenichiro FUKUSHI, Zhenwei WANG, Hiroshi KAJITANI, Fumiyuki NIHEY, Chenhui HUANG, Yoshitaka NOZAKI, Kentaro NAKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20230329586
    Abstract: Provided is a gait information generation device including an acquisition unit that acquires waist position information including time-series data of a waist position of a subject in a predetermined gait cycle, a waist oscillation calculation unit that calculates, for a plurality of gait phases included in the predetermined gait cycle, a waist oscillation corresponding to a distance between a reference line set for the time-series data of the waist position of the subject and the waist position in each of the plurality of gait phases, a gait information generation unit that generates gait information according to the waist oscillation calculated with respect to the predetermined gait cycle, and an output unit that outputs the generated gait information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Zhenwei WANG, Kenichiro Fukushi, Kazuki Ihara, Kentaro Nakahara, Fumiyuki Nihey, Hiroshi Kajitani, Chenhui Huang, Yoshitaka Nozaki
  • Patent number: 11745189
    Abstract: A nanocarbon separation device includes a separation tank that is configured to accommodate a dispersion liquid including nanocarbons, a first electrode provided at an upper part in the separation tank, a second electrode provided at a lower part in the separation tank, an evaluation unit that is configured to evaluate a physical state or a chemical state of the dispersion liquid, and a determination unit that is configured to determine a separation state between metallic nanocarbons and semiconducting nanocarbons included in the dispersion liquid from the physical state or the chemical state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Ihara
  • Publication number: 20230181052
    Abstract: According to the present invention, in a configuration in which a biological signal is received from an attachment-type device including one or more light emitting means and two or more light receiving means, information on a living body is acquired with high accuracy. A modulation unit (110) dims the one or more light emitting means with a specific frequency, a receiving unit (120) receives a biological signal based on the light received from a living body through the two or more light receiving means, and an adjusting unit (130) adjusts the intensity of the biological signal acquired from each light receiving means on the basis of the component of a specific frequency of the biological signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki IHARA, Hiroyuki ENDOH
  • Patent number: 11479469
    Abstract: Provided is a method for stably storing a nanocarbon dispersion liquid comprising a surfactant for a long period of time. One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for storing a nanocarbon dispersion liquid comprising a low-temperature storage step of storing the nanocarbon dispersion liquid at 10° C. or lower and/or a surfactant concentration adjustment step of adjusting a concentration of the surfactant in the nanocarbon dispersion liquid so as to be less than 100 times of a critical micelle concentration and equal to or more than the critical micelle concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Ihara
  • Patent number: 11440025
    Abstract: A nanocarbon separation device includes a separation tank that is configured to accommodate a dispersion liquid including nanocarbons, a first electrode that is provided at an upper part in the separation tank, a second electrode that is provided at a lower part in the separation tank, an evaluation unit that is configured to evaluate a physical state or a chemical state of the dispersion liquid, and a fractionation unit that is configured to fractionate the dispersion liquid based on the physical state or the chemical state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Ihara
  • Publication number: 20220260609
    Abstract: A determination device includes: a sensor data reception unit that receives sensor data including acceleration in a travel direction of a user and in a gravity direction; a walking state discrimination unit that switches to a discrimination mode in response to the acceleration in the gravity direction exceeding a first threshold in a power saving mode, and switches to a walk measurement mode in response to the acceleration in the travel direction exceeding a second threshold in the discrimination mode; a change trend detection unit that detects a change trend of peak values using log data of the peak values of the acceleration in the travel direction in the discrimination mode; a threshold change unit that changes the second threshold based on a detection result by the change trend detection unit; and a transmission unit that transmits the sensor data in the walk measurement mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Chenhui HUANG, Kazuki IHARA, Noriyuki TONOUCHI, Kenichiro FUKUSHI
  • Publication number: 20220249028
    Abstract: Accurate, low cost detection of biological signals can be achieved by a biological signal estimation device provided with: a first measurement unit for measuring a first signal generated in a living body; a second measurement unit for measuring a second signal generated in the living body; a comparison unit for comparing characteristics of the first signal and the second signal; and an estimation unit for estimating a biological signal in the living body by performing signal processing on the first signal and the second signal on the basis of the result of comparison of the characteristics by the comparison unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki IHARA
  • Publication number: 20220225918
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire motion information of a foot of a user measured by a motion measurement device and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the user is in a pedaling state in which the user pedals a bicycle based on an angle between a sole and a ground generated from the motion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Chenhui HUANG, Kazuki IHARA, Noriyuki TONOUCHI, Kenichiro FUKUSHI
  • Patent number: 11383984
    Abstract: A nanocarbon separation device includes a separation tank which is configured to accommodate a dispersion liquid including a nanocarbon, a first electrode that is provided at an upper part in the separation tank, a second electrode that is provided at a lower part in the separation tank, and a partition member that is provided between the first electrode and the second electrode in the separation tank, and the partition member partitions the separation tank into a plurality of regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Ihara, Mayumi Kosaka, Ryota Yuge, Hideaki Numata, Fumiyuki Nihey
  • Patent number: 11383983
    Abstract: A nanocarbon separation device of the present invention includes a separation tank which is configured to accommodate a dispersion liquid including a nanocarbon, a first electrode that is provided at an upper part in the separation tank, a second electrode that is provided at a lower part in the separation tank, and a porous structure that is provided between the first electrode and the second electrode in the separation tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Ihara
  • Publication number: 20220211297
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire motion information of a foot of a user measured by a motion measurement device provided on the foot and a feature amount extracting unit configured to extract a feature amount indicating a walking environment from an angle between a sole and a ground generated based on the motion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Chenhui HUANG, Kenichiro FUKUSHI, Kazuki IHARA, Noriyuki TONOUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220183588
    Abstract: In order to easily and accurately determine a walk cycle, this walk cycle determination system is provided with: a reception unit for receiving sensor data including acceleration and angular velocity acquired by a sensor mounted to footwear; a detection unit which generates time-series data of the orientation angle of at least one foot using the acceleration and angular velocity included in the sensor data, and detects maximal values and minimal values from the time-series data of the orientation angle; and a determination unit for determining the walk cycle based on the sequence of the maximal values and the minimal values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro FUKUSHI, Chenhui HUANG, Noriyuki TONOUCHI, Kazuki IHARA
  • Publication number: 20220175273
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including an action information acquisition unit configured to acquire action information of a user, a pedaling period extracting unit configured to extract a plurality of pedaling periods during which the user pedals a bicycle from the action information, and a calculation unit configured to calculate a non-pedaling time during which the user is on the bicycle and does not pedal based on a start time of each of the plurality of pedaling periods and an end time of each of the plurality of pedaling periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Chenhui HUANG, Kazuki IHARA, Noriyuki TONOUCHI, Kenichiro FUKUSHI