Patents by Inventor Kazunori Yamamoto

Kazunori Yamamoto 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: 11199163
    Abstract: An electron generation means for generating electrons includes a rectifier circuit and a booster circuit. AC power from a power supply is passed through the rectifier circuit in advance and then flown to the booster circuit. The rectifier circuit, according to the plus/minus inversion cycle of the said AC power, blocks current flowing toward a second terminal in a state where a first terminal of the rectifier circuit has a positive potential, and current flows from the second terminal only in the state where the first terminal of the rectifier circuit has a negative potential, and thus current flows only in one direction of the alternating current. The booster circuit boosts the voltage on a primary side, and electrons are generated from one terminal on a secondary side of the booster circuit only in a state where the first terminal of the rectifier circuit has a negative potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA Global Tec Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamamoto, Tokuzou Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11144603
    Abstract: A fusion condition providing system for an optical fiber fusion splicer includes: a storage device storing a database of fusion conditions; a user-side communication unit transmitting a command for requesting a fusion condition for a pair of optical fibers to be fusion spliced by a user's fusion splicer; and a data management unit. The data management unit, in accordance with the command received from the user-side communication unit via a network, transmits the requested fusion condition among the plurality of fusion conditions inside the storage device to the user-side communication unit via the network so that the requested fusion condition is available for use in the fusion splicer. If the requested fusion condition was not in the database, the data management unit updates the database by causing the requested fusion condition to be newly created and storing the newly created fusion condition in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Tanabe, Kazunori Yamamoto, Hirofumi Oshima
  • Publication number: 20210296217
    Abstract: Various embodiments may provide a semiconductor package. The semiconductor package may include a first electrical component, a second electrical component, a first heat sink, and a second heat sink bonded to a first package interconnection component and a second package interconnection component. The first package interconnection component and the second package interconnection component may provide lateral and vertical interconnections in the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Gongyue TANG, Kazunori YAMAMOTO, Xiaowu ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20210222651
    Abstract: An electron generation means for generating electrons includes a rectifier circuit and a booster circuit. AC power from a power supply is passed through the rectifier circuit in advance and then flown to the booster circuit. The rectifier circuit, according to the plus/minus inversion cycle of the said AC power, blocks current flowing toward a second terminal in a state where a first terminal of the rectifier circuit has a positive potential, and current flows from the second terminal only in the state where the first terminal of the rectifier circuit has a negative potential, and thus current flows only in one direction of the alternating current. The booster circuit boosts the voltage on a primary side, and electrons are generated from one terminal on a secondary side of the booster circuit only in a state where the first terminal of the rectifier circuit has a negative potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA Global Tec Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori YAMAMOTO, Tokuzou YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210216589
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus of the present technology includes a control unit. The control unit acquires multimodal information including sound information and non-sound information of a user and determines a topic to be presented to the user on the basis of the multimodal information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: MARI IKENAGA, KUNIAKI TORII, KAZUNORI YAMAMOTO, TAICHI YUKI
  • Patent number: 11059704
    Abstract: A counterweight device including a base plate having a mounted counterweight, a hydraulic cylinder that raises/lowers the counterweight mounted on the base plate, a detachable frame connecting the base plate and a cylinder rod of the hydraulic cylinder, a first pin pivotably supporting the detachable frame with respect to the cylinder rod, a guide coupling portion guiding a free end side of the detachable frame to the rear end portion side of a turning frame in response to a stretching/shrinking state of the cylinder rod, and coupled to the turning frame below an upper end of the rear end portion, and a rail (guide member) guiding the free end side of the detachable frame in a direction parallel to a stretching/shrinking direction of the cylinder rod. The mounting table and the hydraulic cylinder may be supported by a rear end portion of a machine body frame of a construction machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES CONSTRUCTION CRANES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20210208550
    Abstract: Provided is a technique capable of specifying equipment to be operated even in a case where the operation target to be designated is ambiguous in the operation of equipment by a user. An information processing apparatus includes: an operation information acquisition unit that acquires operation information as sound data indicating an operation by a sound of a user or image data indicating an operation by behavior of the user; an instruction recognition unit that analyzes the sound data or image data as the operation information, recognizes an instruction content indicated by the operation, and specifies controlled equipment that is an operation target; and an instruction transmission unit that generates a control signal according to the instruction content recognized by the instruction recognition unit and transmits the control signal to the controlled equipment specified by the instruction recognition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11033176
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a surgical system, a surgical device, and a surgical method with which startup time can be shortened. Upon receipt of an instruction from a startup execution process, a high-speed startup driver creates a high-speed startup image and writes it to an SSD. The startup execution process is a process that is executed first after an OS is started up, and has the function of executing, in cooperation with the high-speed startup driver, startup of various processes in an endoscope program, creation of a high-speed startup image, and return from the high-speed startup image. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a surgical system provided with an imaging device including an endoscope or a microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Obata, Makoto Korehisa, Kazumi Sato, Kan Iibuchi, Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20210168446
    Abstract: Output settings such as an image quality, a sound volume, and a sound quality made for an apparatus that outputs an image and a sound are brought into an appropriate state for a user without placing an operation load on the user. For this purpose, an information processing device inputs, as an analysis target, a signal obtained by a sensing apparatus, and subjects analysis target data based on the input signal to analysis including user identification. Subsequently, output settings that are settings related to image output or audio output are made by using user identification information obtained by the user identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mari IKENAGA, Kazunori YAMAMOTO, Taichi YUKI, Naoyuki SATO
  • Patent number: 10992892
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device that includes a pixel, the pixel comprising: a photodetector; a control transistor; a capacitor coupled to the photodetector; a reset transistor coupled between the control transistor and the capacitor; an amplifier transistor having a gate terminal coupled to the capacitor; and a select transistor coupled to the amplifier transistor; a first signal line coupled to the select transistor; and a first amplifying circuit including a first input terminal coupled to the first signal line and a second input terminal configured to receive a first reference signal and an output terminal coupled to the control transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Ikeda, Eiji Hirata, Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20210118443
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an input signal acquisition unit configured to acquire an input signal about an operation of an apparatus; an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information obtained by performing person having authority selection processing to select a person having authority who has permission authority about the operation instructed by the input signal acquired by the input signal acquisition unit, permission input apparatus selection processing to select a permission input apparatus according to a situation of the selected person having authority, and reception processing to receive a signal regarding operation permission from the selected permission input apparatus; and an apparatus control unit configured to perform control according to the operation instructed by the input signal acquired by the input signal acquisition unit on the basis of the information acquired by the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi YUKI, Mari IKENAGA, Kazunori YAMAMOTO, Kuniaki TORII, Naoyuki SATO
  • Patent number: 10899000
    Abstract: A robot includes a robot body and a feeding cable. The robot body is disposed in an explosion-proof region. The feeding cable is disposed in the explosion-proof region, and power is supplied to the robot body through the feeding cable. The feeding cable includes a plurality of wires and a cover. Each of the plurality of wires includes a conductor and an insulator covering the conductor. The cover covers the plurality of wires and has a thickness of equal to or greater than 10 percent of an outer diameter of the feeding cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Kensei Ishizu, Makoto Tabata, Kazunori Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10807840
    Abstract: A counterweight device installed in a rear end portion of a machine body frame includes amounting table having amounted counterweight, a hydraulic cylinder that raises/lowers the mounting table, a connection structure that connects the mounting table and a cylinder rod of the hydraulic cylinder, a support member that supports the hydraulic cylinder on the mounting table via an oscillating spindle, a first coupling mechanism that couples the connection structure and the rear end portion of the machine body frame to each other at a position where an upper end of the rear end portion is lower than an upper end of the connection structure, a second coupling mechanism that couples the support member and the rear end portion of the machine body frame to each other, a first operation unit that operates the first coupling mechanism, and a second operation unit that operates the second coupling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES CONSTRUCTION CRANES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200309514
    Abstract: A structure for measuring a distance on the basis of the principle of triangulation is simplified. A distance measuring module includes a diffractive optical element, an imaging element, and a distance measuring unit. The diffractive optical element emits a predetermined number of line light beams. The imaging element images the line light beams with which the subject is irradiated. The measuring unit measures a distance from the subject by using triangulation on the basis of the imaged line light beams. Thus, by imaging the line light beams emitted via the diffractive optical element, the distance from the subject is measured with a simple structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji MABUCHI, Takeo ARAI, Nobuhiro KIHARA, Kazunori YAMAMOTO, Go ASAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10543943
    Abstract: A horn and an anvil are moved toward and away from each other by axially reciprocating a driving rod and thereby reciprocatingly rotating a forked lever in a predetermined angle range. The horn and the anvil are moved toward and pressed against each other with a predetermined force with a bag mouth b held therebetween. A sensor detects the position of a second mounting block secured to the rear end of a sliding shaft of the anvil, thereby detecting the distance between respective pressing surfaces of the horn and the anvil, i.e. the thickness m of a portion of the bag mouth held between the pressing surfaces. When the thickness m is not less than a predetermined threshold value M, a vibrator is activated to perform sealing. When the thickness m is less than the threshold value M, no sealing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toyo Jidoki Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Honda, Noriyuki Yamane
  • Publication number: 20200012239
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus used for program development. The information processing apparatus includes: a holding unit that holds a behavior verification scenario that defines the order of operation to be invoked; and an evaluation unit that compares operation that the program sequentially invokes with the behavior verification scenario to perform evaluation or verification of the program. The program execution control unit drives the program according to environment information input from the outside, the evaluation unit compares operation sequentially invoked by the program execution control unit according to the environment information with an order of operation defined in the behavior verification scenario to evaluate or verify the program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10488712
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display apparatus such that a liquid material for an alignment film can be prevented from entering a region for forming a sealing member so that the peeling of the sealing member caused by the deterioration of adhesion between the sealing member and a substrate can be prevented and a narrow frame can be attained. A display panel includes a rectangular-shaped TFT substrate and CF substrate bonded together with a sealing member formed at a periphery thereof, a liquid crystal layer provided at a region surrounded by the sealing member between the two substrates to form a display region, and an groove and protrusion part provided between the display region and the sealing member having a groove formed along a circumferential direction in a region between the display region and the sealing member, the groove and protrusion part having wave-like shape in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Tezuka, Taiki Hayai, Kenichi Mukai, Naoki Kotani, Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10455771
    Abstract: [Problem] Providing a plant growth acceleration system, which is safe to workers and also can be applied to even the case of a wide plant growth area. [Solution] The plant growth acceleration system, which can effectively accelerate plant growth in a wide plant growth area by radiating electrons to the plant growth area from linearly long extended electron radiation parts or a plurality of electron radiation parts installed distributedly. Moreover, if DC power generated by a solar power generation apparatus is converted to AC power by an inverter circuit and electrons are generated, introduction of the plant growth acceleration system becomes easy and favorable even for a wide plant growth area far from a supply base of commercial power. Furthermore, if regulation of an amount of electron radiation is enabled for optimization by utilizing past growth results corresponding to external environment of a plant growth area and kinds of plant, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: eAgritech, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10421568
    Abstract: A horn and an anvil are moved toward and away from each other by axially reciprocating a driving rod and thereby reciprocatingly rotating a forked lever in a predetermined angle range. The horn and the anvil are moved toward and pressed against each other with a predetermined force with a bag mouth b held therebetween. A sensor detects the position of a second mounting block secured to the rear end of a sliding shaft of the anvil, thereby detecting the distance between respective pressing surfaces of the horn and the anvil, i.e. the thickness m of a portion of the bag mouth held between the pressing surfaces. When the thickness m is not less than a predetermined threshold value M, a vibrator is activated to perform sealing. When the thickness m is less than the threshold value M, no sealing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Toyo Jidoki Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Honda, Noriyuki Yamane
  • Publication number: 20190191633
    Abstract: [Problem] Providing a plant growth acceleration system, which is safe to workers and also can be applied to even the case of a wide plant growth area. [Solution] The plant growth acceleration system, which can effectively accelerate plant growth in a wide plant growth area by radiating electrons to the plant growth area from linearly long extended electron radiation parts or a plurality of electron radiation parts installed distributedly. Moreover, if DC power generated by a solar power generation apparatus is converted to AC power by an inverter circuit and electrons are generated, introduction of the plant growth acceleration system becomes easy and favorable even for a wide plant growth area far from a supply base of commercial power. Furthermore, if regulation of an amount of electron radiation is enabled for optimization by utilizing past growth results corresponding to external environment of a plant growth area and kinds of plant, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: eAgritech, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunori YAMAMOTO