Patents by Inventor Kazuo Nishikawa

Kazuo Nishikawa 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: 10717447
    Abstract: The present invention includes: a visual perception target determination unit for determining a visual perception target by using a saliency model for determining that an object to be visually perceived at a glance is a visual perception target, a surprise model for determining that an object behaving abnormally is a visual perception target, and a normative model for determining that an object to be visually perceived by a viewing action of a driver serving as a norm is a visual perception target; and a visual guidance unit for determining whether or not an overlooked visual perception to which a line-of-sight direction detected by a line-of-sight detection unit is not directed is present, and guiding a line-of-sight of a driver toward the overlooked visual perception target, when the overlooked visual perception target is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Isa, Masatoshi Yoshida, Richard Veale, Yusaku Takeda, Toshihiro Hara, Koji Iwase, Atsuhide Kishi, Kazuo Nishikawa, Takahide Nozawa
  • Publication number: 20200119468
    Abstract: An electric wire with a terminal, includes an insulated wire which includes a core wire and an insulating layer covering the core wire, a seal member which is disposed in one end portion of the insulated wire and covers the insulating layer, a metal terminal which extends from the end portion of the insulated wire and is connected to the core wire and a waterproof resin portion which covers from a seal member covering part of the insulated wire to an electrical connection part of the metal terminal. The insulating layer contains an olefin resin. The waterproof resin portion contains a polyester, a polyamide, an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, or a mixed resin thereof. The seal member includes an inner layer containing an ethylene resin and an outer layer laminated on the inner layer and containing a polyester, a polyamide, an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, or a mixed resin thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki TANAKA, Taro FUJITA, Shinya NISHIKAWA, Kazuo NAKASHIMA, Tetsuya NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10535150
    Abstract: The present disclosure attempts to evaluate how the texture of an object is perceived based on visual features of the topological skeleton of the object. A camera S1 obtains a color image by taking an image of an object, which serves as an evaluation target. Within the image obtained, a visual feature area, which is likely to strike a person's eye when the person claps his/her eyes on the object, and an intensity of a visual stimulus of each pixel of the visual feature area are extracted. Visual skeleton features of each pixel of the image are determined within a contour region which is composed of the visual feature areas extracted. The visual skeleton features determined are shown on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Watanabe, Naokazu Goda, Hidehiko Komatsu, Nanae Michida, Atsuhide Kishi, Kazuo Nishikawa, Takahide Nouzawa
  • Patent number: 10494777
    Abstract: A road structure, an asphalt layer of which is peeled off by electromagnetic induction heating, includes a non-thermoplastic base layer, an asphalt layer located above the base layer, a conductive sheet between the base layer and the asphalt layer, a first bonding layer that bonds the conductive sheet and the base layer; and a second bonding layer that bonds the conductive sheet and the asphalt layer. The conductive sheet is configured to generate heat based on electromagnetic induction. At least the first bonding layer is a thermoplastic bonding layer configured to be softened by the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: GREEN ARM CO., LTD., TOYO ALMINIUM K.K.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kanzaki, Kazuo Kijima, Atsuki Gomi, Kenji Kihara, Toshio Kunimatsu, Yuya Terasawa, Tomonobu Sekiguchi, Kazunori Yamada, Hiroyuki Nishikawa, Hiroshi Oe, Kouichi Sugimoto, Mayo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10488777
    Abstract: A toner contains toner particles, titanate fine particles having a Group II element, and hydrotalcite compound fine particles as an external additive and satisfying 10?Lt?80 and 100?Lh?Weight average particle diameter (D4) of toner particles×0.50, when the number average particle diameter (D1) of primary particles of the titanate fine particles is defined as Lt (nm) and the number average particle diameter (D1) of primary particles of the hydrotalcite compound fine particles is defined as Lh (nm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuo Terauchi, Yojiro Hotta, Koji Nishikawa, Masami Fujimoto, Takaaki Furui, Ryo Nagata, Keisuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190271928
    Abstract: A toner including a toner particle; and an external additive, wherein the external additive contains strontium titanate particle, and when in a projected image of the strontium titanate particle photographed using a scanning electron microscope, a standard deviation of a distance from a center of the projected image to an outline of the projected image is Ds, and a circle-equivalent diameter of the projected image is Da, a value CV calculated by Equation (1) is 0.07 or less, CV=Ds/(Da/2)??(1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yojiro Hotta, Koji Nishikawa, Kazuo Terauchi, Takaaki Furui, Ryo Nagata, Keisuke Tanaka, Masami Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10303075
    Abstract: A toner including a toner particle and an external additive, wherein the external additive contains an inorganic fine particle A and a silica fine particle; in a surface of the toner observed using a scanning electron microscope, a number-average particle diameter of primary particle of the silica fine particle is from 5 nm to 50 nm, a number-average particle diameter of primary particle of the inorganic fine particle A is at least 10 nm and less than 60 nm, a coverage ratio X1 of the toner surface covered by the silica fine particle is from 60 area % to 95 area %, the inorganic fine particle A is a fine particle of a titanate having a Group 2 element, and a coverage ratio X2 of the toner surface covered by the inorganic fine particle A is from 5 area % to 40 area %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keisuke Tanaka, Yojiro Hotta, Kazuo Terauchi, Koji Nishikawa, Takaaki Furui, Ryo Nagata, Kazuyuki Sato, Yu Yoshida, Yusuke Kosaki, Masami Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10295920
    Abstract: Provided is toner that contains a toner particle, and an external additive containing a strontium titanate particle, wherein the toner has an average circularity of at least 0.935 and not more than 0.995, the strontium titanate particle has a number-average primary particle diameter of at least 10 nm and not more than 60 nm, the strontium titanate particle has a peak in the range of 39.700°±0.150° and a peak in the range of 46.200°±0.150° in a CuK? x-ray diffraction spectrum obtained in the 2? range of at least 10° and not more than 90° where ? is the Bragg angle, and the ratio of the area Sb of the peak at 46.200°±0.150° to the area Sa of the peak at 39.700°±0.150° is at least 1.80 and not more than 2.30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Nishikawa, Yojiro Hotta, Kazuo Terauchi, Takaaki Furui, Ryo Nagata, Keisuke Tanaka, Kazuyuki Sato, Yu Yoshida, Yusuke Kosaki, Masami Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10289837
    Abstract: A log information generation apparatus includes: a process information generation unit which generates first identification information for temporally and spatially uniquely identifying a process that is an execution subject of an application program at a start of a process behavior constituted by a series of events of the process, in a space of a system including a plurality of computers, and which generates process information including the first identification information; an event information generation unit which generates event type information indicating an event type for each of the events and which generates event information including the event type information; and a log information generation unit which generates, for each of the events, log information including the process information generated by the process information generation unit and the event information generated by the event information generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SOLITON SYSTEMS K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Uehara, Kaori Araki, Kazuo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10274727
    Abstract: An edge of, for example, a windshield which serves as range of vision is defined by front pillars, a roof, and a dashboard. A modification area is provided at a peripheral portion of the windshield. In the modification area, visual saliency (visual conspicuousness) can be partially increased by means of, e.g., liquid crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Iwase, Yusaku Takeda, Toshihiro Hara, Atsuhide Kishi, Kazuo Nishikawa, Takahide Nouzawa
  • Publication number: 20180362053
    Abstract: The present invention includes: a visual perception target determination unit for determining a visual perception target by using a saliency model for determining that an object to be visually perceived at a glance is a visual perception target, a surprise model for determining that an object behaving abnormally is a visual perception target, and a normative model for determining that an object to be visually perceived by a viewing action of a driver serving as a norm is a visual perception target; and a visual guidance unit for determining whether or not an overlooked visual perception to which a line-of-sight direction detected by a line-of-sight detection unit is not directed is present, and guiding a line-of-sight of a driver toward the overlooked visual perception target, when the overlooked visual perception target is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi ISA, Masatoshi YOSHIDA, Richard VEALE, Yusaku TAKEDA, Toshihiro HARA, Koji IWASE, Atsuhide KISHI, Kazuo NISHIKAWA, Takahide NOZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180235155
    Abstract: Plant growth is promoted by a simple method. A plant (10) is irradiated with a positive ion and a negative ion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: HIROKAZU FUNAMORI, SATOHIKO YAMAMOTO, KAZUSHI IYATANI, KAZUO NISHIKAWA, TAKASHI IKKA, AKIO MORITA, YASUNO TANAKA, YOSHIKI ONO
  • Publication number: 20180211032
    Abstract: A log information generation apparatus includes: a process information generation unit which generates first identification information for temporally and spatially uniquely identifying a process that is an execution subject of an application program at a start of a process behavior constituted by a series of events of the process, in a space of a system including a plurality of computers, and which generates process information including the first identification information; an event information generation unit which generates event type information indicating an event type for each of the events and which generates event information including the event type information; and a log information generation unit which generates, for each of the events, log information including the process information generated by the process information generation unit and the event information generated by the event information generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Uehara, Kaori Araki, Kazuo Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20180093695
    Abstract: A device for detecting an approach distance of a living body is provided. The device detects hover touch. The surfaces of a first electrode and a second electrode are covered by an insulator to form an electrode section. A high-frequency power source is connected to the first electrode via an inductive element for forming a resonance circuit. An ammeter is connected to the second electrode. A correlation between a resonance frequency and a resonance resistance is obtained. It is determined that the living body is in hover touch with the electrode section when the resonance resistance is higher than an initial resistance corresponding to a leakage resistance between the first and second electrodes, and the resonance resistance increases or decreases whereas the resonance frequency decreases or increases, based on the correlation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiji HATTORI, Yuhei MORIMOTO, Yutarou ONO, Masayuki WATANABE, Nanae MICHIDA, Atsuhide KISHI, Kazuo NISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180031831
    Abstract: An edge of, for example, a windshield which serves as range of vision is defined by front pillars, a roof, and a dashboard. A modification area is provided at a peripheral portion of the windshield. In the modification area, visual saliency (visual conspicuousness) can be partially increased by means of, e.g., liquid crystals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji IWASE, Yusaku TAKEDA, Toshihiro HARA, Atsuhide KISHI, Kazuo NISHIKAWA, Takahide NOUZAWA
  • Patent number: 9875353
    Abstract: A log information generation apparatus includes: a process information generation unit which generates first identification information for temporally and spatially uniquely identifying a process that is an execution subject of an application program at a start of a process behavior constituted by a series of events of the process, in a space of a system including a plurality of computers, and which generates process information including the first identification information; an event information generation unit which generates event type information indicating an event type for each of the events and which generates event information including the event type information; and a log information generation unit which generates, for each of the events, log information including the process information generated by the process information generation unit and the event information generated by the event information generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SOLITON SYSTEMS K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Uehara, Kaori Araki, Kazuo Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20170358097
    Abstract: The present disclosure attempts to evaluate how the texture of an object is perceived based on visual features of the topological skeleton of the object. A camera S1 obtains a color image by taking an image of an object, which serves as an evaluation target. Within the image obtained, a visual feature area, which is likely to strike a person's eye when the person claps his/her eyes on the object, and an intensity of a visual stimulus of each pixel of the visual feature area are extracted. Visual skeleton features of each pixel of the image are determined within a contour region which is composed of the visual feature areas extracted. The visual skeleton features determined are shown on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki WATANABE, Naokazu GODA, Hidehiko KOMATSU, Nanae MICHIDA, Atsuhide KISHI, Kazuo NISHIKAWA, Takahide NOUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20170103200
    Abstract: A log information generation apparatus includes: a process information generation unit which generates first identification information for temporally and spatially uniquely identifying a process that is an execution subject of an application program at a start of a process behavior constituted by a series of events of the process, in a space of a system including a plurality of computers, and which generates process information including the first identification information; an event information generation unit which generates event type information indicating an event type for each of the events and which generates event information including the event type information; and a log information generation unit which generates, for each of the events, log information including the process information generated by the process information generation unit and the event information generated by the event information generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Uehara, Kaori Araki, Kazuo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9511649
    Abstract: There are provided view adjustment areas respectively at an upper edge part, a lower edge part, and right-and-left side edge parts of a windshield glass, wherein the view adjustment areas are configured to be respectively switchable between in a transparent state in which forward visibility is ensured and in a translucent or non-transparent state in which the forward visibility is limited (for example, adhesion of a liquid-crystal film). Thereby, the size or the shape of the window-frame structure of the windshield glass which is physically unchangeable can be visually changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Okamoto, Takahide Nouzawa, Kazuo Nishikawa, Atsuhide Kishi, Takayoshi Nakamoto, Naoki Yamada, Hironobu Yonezawa, Toshihiro Yoshida, Hiroko Kajikawa, Masaki Chiba
  • Patent number: D851773
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Nishikawa, Kazuo Kotani, Motoki Morita, Keigo Kohno