Patents by Inventor Kazunori Yamada

Kazunori Yamada 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: 11505698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a production method of a poly(ester)carbonate, including subjecting a diol and a carbonate ester to a transesterification reaction in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the catalyst comprises aluminum or a compound thereof, and a phosphorus compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazunori Nunome, Manabu Matsui, Takatsune Yanagida, Kazuyoshi Ogasawara, Keisuke Sato, Kyosuke Yamada, Tatsuya Oyama
  • Patent number: 11490025
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time. The method further includes estimating a plurality of center areas each of which is in each of the plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of center areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 11474303
    Abstract: An object is to provide an optical fiber connector ferrule, a sleeve, and a method for manufacturing a ferrule member that can avoid an increase in manufacturing time and an increase in cost of optical connectors for connecting multicore optical fibers. The present invention provides an optical fiber connector ferrule, a sleeve, and a method for manufacturing ferrule member which realizes alignment of multicore optical fibers corresponding to the connection by mounting a ferrule on a multicore fiber and then cutting a ferrule member instead of aligning core positions by rotating an axis of an optical fiber and adjusting positions of cores to the ferrule, leading to simplification of a rotational alignment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Takaya, Yoshiteru Abe, Ryo Koyama, Chisato Fukai, Kazunori Katayama, Kazuhide Nakajima, Yusuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 11460049
    Abstract: An ejector includes a shaft coupled to a passage formation member defining a refrigerant passage inside a body, and the shaft is slidably supported by a support member fixed to the body. A drive mechanism moves the shaft in an axial direction to change a passage sectional area of the refrigerant passage. The passage formation member is provided with a vibration suppressive member including a first mobile end that applies a load to enlarge the refrigerant passage and a second mobile end that applies a load to narrow the refrigerant passage. Both the first mobile end and the second mobile end are disposed on a same side of a slide region of the support member in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Kawamoto, Kazunori Mizutori, Etsuhisa Yamada, Teruyuki Hotta, Eitaro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220289408
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an observation control device, an observation system, a spacecraft, an observation control method, and an observation control program which enable stable observation. An observation control device 60 applicable to a plurality of sensor systems (#1 to #n) mounted on a spacecraft for the purpose of observation is provided with: a determination unit that determines whether each of the sensor systems (#1 to #n) is in a normal observable state; and an adjustment unit that, when at least one of the sensor systems (#1 to #n) is determined not to be in a normal observable state, adjusts the allocation state of a target searching and/or tracking function in sensors, among the sensor systems (#1 to #n), determined to be in the normal observable state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Keisuke ANDO, Takahiro YAMADA, Kazunori MASUKAWA, Hiroshi KAWATO
  • Patent number: 11422301
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable 100 includes at least one optical fiber core 140 and a sheath containing the optical fiber core. The optical fiber core 140 includes optical fibers 130. A total length of the optical fiber core 140 is longer than that of the sheath 160. The optical fiber core 140 is contained in the sheath 160 so that bending occurs in the optical fibers 130.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamada, Masashi Kikuchi, Hisashi Izumita, Junichi Kawataka, Kazunori Katayama
  • Publication number: 20220194526
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes a watercraft body including a deck. The deck includes a side-opening storage recessed inward to accommodate items. The side-opening storage has an opening facing outward in a width direction of the watercraft body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Toshio ARAKI, Yu SHIBUTA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11334091
    Abstract: A map information update system according to the present disclosure includes multiple mobile robots that each acquire information on an intention of a user to move and information on a mobile robot position, one or multiple environment information acquiring robot(s) that each acquire(s) environment information, and a server that updates map information based on the information on the intention of the user to move, the information on the mobile robot position, and the environment information, and each of the multiple mobile robots includes a main body part, a handle part, a detecting part, a moving device, a guide information producing part, a presenting part, a user move intention estimating part, a mobile robot position estimating part, and a communicating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Mayu Watabe, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220132015
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time. The method further includes estimating a plurality of center areas each of which is in each of the plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of center areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11286597
    Abstract: A sewing machine is disclosed. The sewing machine includes a holding member configured to be movable while holding a workpiece within a predetermined plane including a sewing position immediately below a needle, an actuator configured to move the holding member, an imaging device configured to be capable of capturing the workpiece, a sewing data acquisition unit configured to acquire sewing data including a sewing order to be referred to in sewing processing, and an imaging position setting unit configured to output a control signal to the actuator so that a plurality of feature patterns of the workpiece are sequentially disposed in an imaging region of the imaging device based upon the sewing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: JUKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Kimihiro Yokose, Kouichi Kondou, Takahiro Sano
  • Patent number: 11165967
    Abstract: A method includes determining a pattern of a change in luminance, by demodulating an identification information to be transmitted with a ceiling light, and transmitting the identification information, by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the determined pattern of the change in luminance. Additionally, in the determining, a first luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first body, and a second luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first header used for the first body, are determined. Furthermore, in the transmitting, the first header and the first body are transmitted by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the first luminance change pattern, the second luminance change pattern, and the first luminance change pattern in the stated order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210136273
    Abstract: A method includes determining a pattern of a change in luminance, by demodulating an identification information to be transmitted with a ceiling light, and transmitting the identification information, by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the determined pattern of the change in luminance. Additionally, in the determining, a first luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first body, and a second luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first header used for the first body, are determined. Furthermore, in the transmitting, the first header and the first body are transmitted by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the first luminance change pattern, the second luminance change pattern, and the first luminance change pattern in the stated order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10993871
    Abstract: A walking support robot of the present disclosure is a walking support robot that moves in accordance with a handle force while supporting walking of a user. The walking support robot includes a body, a handle that is on the body and is held by the user, a sensor that senses a force applied to the handle, and a moving device that includes a rotating member and moves the walking support robot by controlling rotation of the rotating member in accordance with the force sensed by the sensor. The walking support robot estimates a leg position of the user on a basis of a change of the force sensed by the sensor, and sets a load to be applied to the user on a basis of the leg position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mayu Watabe, Kazunori Yamada, Yoji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10973728
    Abstract: A walking support robot is presented by the present disclosure. The walking support robot moves in accordance with a handle load while guiding a user to walk along a walking route. The walking support robot includes a body, a handle on the body, a sensor that senses a load applied to the handle, and a moving device that moves the walking support robot by controlling rotation of a rotating member in accordance with the load. Guide information is generated for guiding the user to walk along the walking route. Presented information is presented for guiding the user based on the guide information. A physical task is set by adjusting complexity of the walking route. A degree to which the user follows the walking route is calculated, and the physical task is adjusted based on the degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Mayu Watabe, Mizuho Sakakibara, Kenji Mase, Yuki Atsumi, Yoji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10887528
    Abstract: The method includes obtaining, using a face camera of a smart phone, identification information from a ceiling light of a facility with visible light communication, and obtaining location information of the ceiling light related to the identification information. The method also includes displaying a location related to the location information of the ceiling light on a map of the facility on a display of the smart phone. The smart phone is set on a cart in a state that the face camera is directed to a ceiling of the facility on which the ceiling light is attached, and the face camera is a CMOS sensor and the CMOS sensor is used only for the visible light communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10858519
    Abstract: A near-infrared absorbing composition including a near-infrared absorbing dye [A], a resin-based dispersant [B1] having an amine value in the range from 20 to 200 (mg KOH/g), and a binder resin [C] having a weight average molecular weight in the range from 5,000 to 40,000 and an acid value of 130 mg KOH/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYOCOLOR CO., LTD., TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kazumichi Haraguchi, Kazunori Yamada, Masahiro Kubo, Koichi Minato
  • Publication number: 20200322520
    Abstract: The method includes obtaining, using a face camera of a smart phone, identification information from a ceiling light of a facility with visible light communication, and obtaining location information of the ceiling light related to the identification information. The method also includes displaying a location related to the location information of the ceiling light on a map of the facility on a display of the smart phone. The smart phone is set on a cart in a state that the face camera is directed to a ceiling of the facility on which the ceiling light is attached, and the face camera is a CMOS sensor and the CMOS sensor is used only for the visible light communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10780846
    Abstract: A utility vehicle comprises a vehicle body frame including: side frame sections, a cabin frame section, and a cross frame section; and a frame cover including a dash cover section disposed forward of seats, and a tire upper cover section disposed forward of the dash cover section and above a front wheel, the frame cover defining a frame accommodating space. The frame cover is provided with an opening through which the frame accommodating space and an outside region are in communication with each other, the vehicle body frame being configured to pass through the opening. A discharge port is disposed below the opening to discharge water to an outside region. A guide is provided in the frame accommodating space, and includes a guide surface inclined in a downward direction toward the discharge port, to guide the water in the frame accommodating space to the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenta Nakamura, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10742891
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, obtaining identification information of the subject, and obtaining a direction of light of the subject. Additionally, the method includes calculating a distance between the terminal device and the subject, and obtaining a location of the subject. The method further includes calculating a location of the terminal device using the distance and the location of the subject, and sending the location of the terminal device to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200198554
    Abstract: A utility vehicle comprises a vehicle body frame including: side frame sections, a cabin frame section, and a cross frame section; and a frame cover including a dash cover section disposed forward of seats, and a tire upper cover section disposed forward of the dash cover section and above a front wheel, the frame cover defining a frame accommodating space. The frame cover is provided with an opening through which the frame accommodating space and an outside region are in communication with each other, the vehicle body frame being configured to pass through the opening. A discharge port is disposed below the opening to discharge water to an outside region. A guide is provided in the frame accommodating space, and includes a guide surface inclined in a downward direction toward the discharge port, to guide the water in the frame accommodating space to the discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Kenta Nakamura, Kazunori Yamada