Patents by Inventor Kenichi Okada

Kenichi Okada 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: 20150326830
    Abstract: To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and an information processing system, by which a useful monitoring camera system can be realized. An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an input unit and a control unit. The input unit inputs a first image that is captured by a first imaging apparatus that sets a first imaging space as an imaging target, and a second image that is captured by a second imaging apparatus that sets a second imaging space different from the first imaging space as an imaging target and switched to/from the first image and displayed. The control unit outputs, when the first and second images are switched to each other, a switching moving image reflecting positional relevance between the first and second imaging spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: QiHong WANG, Kenichi OKADA, Ken MIYASHITA, Akemi TAZAKI
  • Patent number: 9153387
    Abstract: The photoelectric conversion element of the present invention includes: a pair of electrodes facing one another; a oxide semiconductor layer provided on one of the pair of electrodes; an electrolyte disposed between the electrodes; and a sealing part that connects the electrodes, and surrounds and seals the oxide semiconductor layer and the electrolyte. At least a portion of the sealing part comprises an inorganic sealing part formed of an inorganic material and on a surface of at least one of the electrodes and a resin sealing part that is connected to the inorganic sealing part along the direction connecting the electrodes and comprises a material including a resin. A region on a surface of the inorganic sealing part on a side closer to the electrolyte than a region connected to the resin sealing part is covered with a protective resin layer that is resistant to the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Usui, Hiroshi Matsui, Kenichi Okada
  • Publication number: 20150262005
    Abstract: An information processing includes processing circuitry configured to generate data to control a display device to superimpose on a displayed image a control object associated with a voice input, wherein the displayed image is a feedback image of a gesture operation performed by a user, and the displayed image is an image derived from a camera-captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junki Ohmura, Michinari Kohno, Takuo Ikeda, Kenichi Okada
  • Publication number: 20150253949
    Abstract: An information processing system includes processing circuitry configured to control a movement of a UI object on a display screen from a pre-recognition position toward a post-recognition position in response to recognition of an operation object initiated by a user, wherein the post-recognition position is spatially related to a displayed position of a predetermined displayed feature, and the predetermined displayed feature is an image derived from a camera captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junki Ohmura, Michinari Kohno, Takuo Ikeda, Kenichi Okada
  • Publication number: 20150243447
    Abstract: A dye-sensitized solar cell element has at least one dye-sensitized solar cell, the dye-sensitized solar cell is equipped with a conductive substrate having a transparent substrate and a transparent conductive layer provided on one surface of the transparent substrate, a counter substrate facing the conductive substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer provided on the conductive substrate or the counter substrate, and an annular sealing portion bonding the conductive substrate and the counter substrate. The transparent conductive layer has a main body portion disposed on an inner side of the sealing portion, a groove is formed in the transparent conductive layer, and at least a part of the groove has a first groove formed along an external shape of the sealing portion, and an insulating material also continuously covers an edge portion of the main body portion as well as enters into at least a part of the first groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIKURA, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Okada, Katsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroki Usui, Ong-on Topon
  • Publication number: 20150243448
    Abstract: The dye-sensitized solar cell element includes at least one dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), a first current extracting portion and a second current extracting portion for extracting current from the at least one DSC. The DSC comprises a first electrode having a transparent substrate and a transparent conductive layer provided on the surface of the substrate, a second electrode facing the first electrode and having a metal substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer provided on the first electrode, and an annular sealing portion bonding the first electrode with the second electrode. The first current extracting portion is included in the conductive film of one DSC of the at least one DSC, the second current extracting portion is connected with the metal substrate of the second electrode of one DSC of the at least one DSC, and the first and second current extracting portions are disposed next to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Okada, Naoshi Yamada, Katsuyoshi Endoh, Hiroki Usui
  • Patent number: 9102852
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is obtained by applying and drying an aqueous dispersion type pressure-sensitive adhesive composition. On a surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, the number of a concave portion having a depth in a thickness direction of 0.2 to 20 ?m and a maximum length along the surface of 1 to 10 mm is 5 or less per 1 m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayo Shimokawa, Kenichi Okada, Toshitaka Takahashi, Yoshiaki Kitani, Taiki Shimokuri, Yousuke Makihata
  • Patent number: 9029468
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for an optical film made from an aqueous dispersion-type pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, wherein the aqueous dispersion-type pressure-sensitive adhesive composition is an aqueous dispersion comprising a water-dispersible (meth)acryl-based copolymer (A) having a glass transition temperature from ?55° C. to less than 0° C.; and a water-soluble or water-dispersible component (B) having a glass transition temperature of 0° C. or more, a mixture ratio (A)/(B) is in the range of 50-97/3-50, the component (B) forms domains with maximum lengths between 1 nm and 200 nm in a resin component made of the (meth)acryl-based copolymer (A), and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a haze value (H20) of 1% or less when having a thickness of 20 ?m. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for an optical film, which is made from an aqueous dispersion-type pressure-sensitive adhesive composition has good reworkability or recyclability, and has a sufficient level of durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Inui, Toshitsugu Hosokawa, Takaaki Ishii, Masayuki Satake, Kenichi Okada, Toshitaka Takahashi, Taiki Shimokuri, Yousuke Makihata
  • Publication number: 20150080125
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an attribute management unit configured to manage a variable attribute value associated with each one or more characters existing in a real space, a detection unit configured to detect an interaction event between a first character and a real object by using an image captured by a camera that captures the real space, and a setting unit configured to set a rule for changing the attribute value of the first character depending on the interaction event. In a case where the detection unit has detected the interaction event, the attribute management unit changes the attribute value of the first character in accordance with the rule set by the setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Alexis Andre, Akichika Tanaka, Yasuhiro Takeda, Tetsu Natsume, Kenichi Okada, Takatoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8971389
    Abstract: Provided is a millimeter wavelength range transceiver device which can improve phase noise characteristics and which can also independently calibrate each respective local oscillator of a transmission unit and a reception unit. This millimeter wavelength range transceiver device comprises a transmission unit (10), a reception unit (20), and a reference frequency signal generator (30). The transmission unit (10) comprises a transmission-use local oscillator (11) comprising an injection-locked oscillator, a transmission-use mixer (12) for mixing the signal from the transmission-use local oscillator and a transmission baseband signal, and a transmission-use amplifier (13) for amplifying the signal from the transmission-use mixer to a transmission-use antenna (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kenichi Okada, Akira Matsuzawa
  • Publication number: 20150054738
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method capable of preventing its user from viewing an image in an improper viewing position are provided. The display apparatus includes: an imaging unit that captures a moving image in a predetermined range with respect to an image display direction; an image analyzer that analyzes the moving image captured by the imaging unit, and calculates a position of a target that should be guided to a proper viewing position; and a display controller that causes a display unit to perform display to guide the target to the proper viewing position when the target position calculated by the image analyzer is at an improper viewing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruo OBA, Yusuke SAKAI, Eijiro MORI, Kenichi OKADA, Katsunori TANAKA, Shinichi HAYASHI, Tomohiko GOTOH, Shingo TSURUMI, Asako TADENUMA
  • Patent number: 8913007
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method capable of preventing its user from viewing an image in an improper viewing position. The display apparatus includes: an imaging unit that captures a moving image in a predetermined range with respect to an image display direction; an image analyzer that analyzes the moving image captured by the imaging unit, and calculates a position of a target that should be guided to a proper viewing position; and a display controller that causes a display unit to perform display to guide the target to the proper viewing position when the target position calculated by the image analyzer is at an improper viewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Oba, Yusuke Sakai, Eijiro Mori, Kenichi Okada, Katsunori Tanaka, Shinichi Hayashi, Tomohiko Gotoh, Shingo Tsurumi, Asako Tadenuma
  • Publication number: 20140337807
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a processing unit configured to control combining of a captured image and an operation target image so as to generate a combined image for feeding back gesture recognition to a user. A degree of visualization of the captured image appears to be changed in the combined image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Osamu Shigeta, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Yasushi Okumura, Yoshihito Ohki, Takuo Ikeda, Kenichi Okada, Junki Ohmura, Michinari Kohno, Naoki Saito
  • Patent number: 8860511
    Abstract: A frequency divider of an injection locked type capable of division by 2, division by 4, and further division by 8 with a simpler configuration is disclosed and the frequency divider includes a ring oscillator including M (M is an even number) delay elements, the tails of two delay elements M/2 delay elements apart from each other are connected to a differential pair and transistors, to the gates of which the input oscillation signal is applied, are connected to the differential pair, and the differential pair is caused to generate a differential signal of the input oscillation signal, which is a divide-by-2 signal of the input oscillation signal, and when dividing the frequency of the input oscillation signal by 8, the portion of the differential pair to be connected to the tail of the delay element is caused to have a two-stage configuration, which is a vertically stacked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center
    Inventors: Kenichi Okada, Ahmed Magdi Hassan Musa
  • Publication number: 20140304606
    Abstract: An information processing device includes circuitry configured to cause first display information to be displayed in a first format. The circuitry also changes the first display information to be displayed in a second format in response to a voice being recognized. The information processing may also be accomplished with a method and via a non-transient computer readable storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junki OHMURA, Michinari Kohno, Kenichi Okada
  • Publication number: 20140303975
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a history acquiring unit configured to acquire histories of information obtained by analysis of voice information including utterance content by a speaker, and a display control section configured to identifiably display each acquired history as history information in an order in which the corresponding histories are recorded in association with display information corresponding to voice recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junki OHMURA, Michinari KOHNO, Kenichi OKADA
  • Patent number: 8817081
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing image data may include a receiving unit, which may be configured to receive first image data representing at least one first image. The apparatus may also include an edge data generating unit, which may be configured to generate edge data representing unidirectional edge components of the at least one first image. Additionally, the apparatus may include a display control unit, which may be configured to generate second image data representing at least one of a left-eye image or a right-eye image, based on the first image data and the edge data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Narita, Ryo Takaoka, Kenichi Okada, Shunichi Kasahara, Ritsuko Kano
  • Patent number: 8754326
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photoelectric conversion device in which changes in photoelectric conversion efficiency with time can be inhibited. The photoelectric conversion device according to the present invention includes: a pair of electrodes; an electrolytic solution disposed between the pair of electrodes; and a sealing portion that links the pair of electrodes and is provided around the electrolytic solution. At least part of the sealing portion includes at least one inorganic sealing portion constituted by an inorganic material and at least one resin sealing portion constituted by a material including a resin. The inorganic sealing portion and the resin sealing portion are disposed along a direction connecting the pair of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Doi, Kenichi Okada, Hiroshi Matsui
  • Publication number: 20140109969
    Abstract: A dye-sensitized solar cell includes a first electrode; a second electrode that faces the first electrode; an electrolyte that is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; and an annular encapsulation unit that surrounds the electrolyte together with the first electrode and the second electrode, and connects the first electrode and the second electrode. In the dye-sensitized solar cell, the sealing portion has a resin sealing section formed of a resin. At least one interface of a first interface between the first electrode and the sealing portion, and a second interface between the second electrode and the sealing portion, constitutes a wide width section having the broadest sealing width among the sealing widths of the sealing portion, and the sealing portion has a narrow width section having a narrower sealing width than the wide width section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi OKADA, Katsuhiro DOI
  • Publication number: 20140112533
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an input unit, an attention object detection unit, and a calculation unit. The input unit is configured to input a plurality of temporally continuous images taken by an image pickup apparatus. The attention object detection unit is configured to detect an attention object as an attention target from a first image which is an image taken at a first time point out of the plurality of images input. The calculation unit is configured to compare the first image with one or more second images which are one or more images taken at a time point previous to the first time point, to calculate, as a second time point, a time point when the attention object appears in the continuous plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: QiHong WANG, KENICHI OKADA, KEN MIYASHITA, AKEMI TAZAKI