Patents by Inventor Kenji Furukawa

Kenji Furukawa 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: 20230284839
    Abstract: There is provided a bathtub apparatus capable of satisfactorily detecting an electrocardiographic signal even in a state where water is being discharged into a bathtub by a water discharge device. The present invention is a bathtub apparatus (1) including a bathtub main body (2), a water discharge device (8) that discharges water toward inside of the bathtub main body and is provided above a first inner wall surface (2a) forming a short side of the bathtub main body, and electrodes (4a, 4b, 4c) attached to the bathtub main body to detect an electrocardiographic signal of a bathing person, where the electrodes are arranged on an inner wall surface of the bathtub main body, and are arranged closer to the first inner wall surface than a position (P) where water discharged from the water discharge device hits a water surface of the water stored in the bathtub main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroshi TSUBOI, Koji SONODA, Kei WATANABE, Yu ICHIKAWA, Masayoshi ENOKI, Kensuke AZUMA, Ryoko UNO, Mao JINDE, Yuwa ISHII, Kenji FURUKAWA, Hiroki KURITA
  • Patent number: 11620728
    Abstract: An information processing device, an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of appropriately reducing the amount of information of an image are provided. An information processing device includes an image acquisitor, an information amount reduction degree determiner, and an information amount reducer. The image acquisitor acquires an image acquired by imaging an actual space. The information amount reduction degree determiner determines a degree of reduction of an amount of information on the basis of an attribute of a subject shown in the image. The information amount reducer generates information reduced data acquired by reducing at least a part of the amount of information of the image in accordance with the degree of reduction of the amount of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetaka Ohira, Shuta Yanaga, Ryohei Tanaka, Kenji Furukawa, Mayumi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11145068
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image-processing apparatus includes an output unit, a tracker, a storage controller, a setter, and an output controller. The tracker tracks a target object in one or more time-series images. The storage controller stores tracking information including a movement trajectory of the object in a predetermined storage. The setter sets a detection region for detecting passing through of the object based on the movement trajectory of the object, on the image, in accordance with a user's operation. An evaluator evaluates a setting mode for the detection region based on the tracking information stored in the predetermined storage and the detection region set by the setter. The output controller outputs the tracking information stored in predetermined storage, from the output unit, in an output mode based on an evaluation result of the evaluator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetaka Ohira, Ryohei Tanaka, Shuta Yanaga, Kenji Furukawa, Mayumi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10881002
    Abstract: A capacitor module that suppresses the occurrence of solder cracking includes a substrate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposite to each other in a thickness direction, and capacitor elements mounted on at least the first principal surface of the substrate, wherein the substrate has a first pad electrode solder-bonded to a first terminal electrode provided at one end side of the capacitor elements and a second pad electrode solder-bonded to a second terminal electrode provided at the other end side of the capacitor elements, and penetrating holes are provided at positions, which overlap a pair of boundary lines that define a boundary between at least a region between the first pad electrode and the second pad electrode and an outside of the region in a plan view, and pass through the substrate in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10819167
    Abstract: A wireless power reception device detects a power receiving coil position relative to a power transmitting coil while curbing an increase in power loss. The wireless power reception device includes: a power receiving coil magnetically coupled to the power transmitting coil; a first rectification and smoothing circuit rectifying an AC voltage supplied from the power receiving coil and outputs the rectified AC voltage to a load; first and second capacitors respectively connected to first and second transmission lines; a first resistor having one terminal connected to the first capacitor and the other terminal is supplied with a predetermined reference potential; a second resistor having one terminal connected to the second capacitor and the other terminal is supplied with the reference potential; and a position detecting circuit detecting the power receiving coil position relative to the power transmitting coil on the basis of first and second junction point potentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Oshima, Ryo Miyazawa, Kenji Furukawa, Shinya Ofuji
  • Publication number: 20200302572
    Abstract: An information processing device, an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of appropriately reducing the amount of information of an image are provided. An information processing device includes an image acquisitor, an information amount reduction degree determiner, and an information amount reducer. The image acquisitor acquires an image acquired by imaging an actual space. The information amount reduction degree determiner determines a degree of reduction of an amount of information on the basis of an attribute of a subject shown in the image. The information amount reducer generates information reduced data acquired by reducing at least a part of the amount of information of the image in accordance with the degree of reduction of the amount of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetaka Ohira, Shuta Yanaga, Ryohei Tanaka, Kenji Furukawa, Mayumi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10576845
    Abstract: A vehicle seat to be mounted on a vehicle is provided. The vehicle seat includes a cushion frame, a back frame, a leg portion that couples the cushion frame to the vehicle side on a seat front side of the back frame. The leg portion includes a leg body extending downward from the cushion frame, and a fixing portion fixing the leg body to at least one of the cushion frame and the vehicle side. The fixing portion is displaced in a seat front or seat rear direction with respect to the leg body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Furukawa, Teruyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10434910
    Abstract: Provided is a seat cushion member for use in a vehicle seat. The seat cushion member includes a cushion pad; a first side frame; a second side frame; at least one coupling member; and a load receiving member arranged in an area lower than the cushion pad and capable of receiving a downward load that acts on the cushion pad. The load receiving member is joined to the at least one coupling member and is spaced apart from the second side frame with a void therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Furukawa, Teruyuki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190305612
    Abstract: A wireless power reception device detects a power receiving coil position relative to a power transmitting coil while curbing an increase in power loss. The wireless power reception device includes: a power receiving coil magnetically coupled to the power transmitting coil; a first rectification and smoothing circuit rectifying an AC voltage supplied from the power receiving coil and outputs the rectified AC voltage to a load; first and second capacitors respectively connected to first and second transmission lines; a first resistor having one terminal connected to the first capacitor and the other terminal is supplied with a predetermined reference potential; a second resistor having one terminal connected to the second capacitor and the other terminal is supplied with the reference potential; and a position detecting circuit detecting the power receiving coil position relative to the power transmitting coil on the basis of first and second junction point potentials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori OSHIMA, Ryo MIYAZAWA, Kenji FURUKAWA, Shinya OFUJI
  • Patent number: 10406948
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat for installation in a vehicle. The vehicle seat comprises a side frame, a rod, a first lifter link that comprises an upper end pivotably coupled to the side frame through the rod and a lower end pivotably coupled to the vehicle, a second lifter link that is provided in a position shifted in a seat front-rear direction relative to the first lifter link and comprises an upper end pivotably coupled to the side frame and a lower end pivotably coupled to the vehicle, and a restriction member configured to restrict downward displacement of the rod below a specified position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Furukawa, Teruyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10322650
    Abstract: A movable rail is slidable relative to a fixed rail and supports a seat. A projection protrudes towards the seat from an upper surface of the movable rail that faces the seat and fixes the seat to the movable rail. A rail cover is elastic, and configured to cover the upper surface of the movable rail. The rail cover extends in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the fixed rail and comprises a slit that allows the projection to pass through. A spacer plate having a strip shape is attached to the upper surface of the movable rail and extends in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the movable rail, and is configured to comprise a through-hole for the projection to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Furukawa, Keigo Matsumoto, Yoshiro Hara
  • Publication number: 20190141835
    Abstract: A capacitor module that suppresses the occurrence of solder cracking includes a substrate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposite to each other in a thickness direction, and capacitor elements mounted on at least the first principal surface of the substrate, wherein the substrate has a first pad electrode solder-bonded to a first terminal electrode provided at one end side of the capacitor elements and a second pad electrode solder-bonded to a second terminal electrode provided at the other end side of the capacitor elements, and penetrating holes are provided at positions, which overlap a pair of boundary lines that define a boundary between at least a region between the first pad electrode and the second pad electrode and an outside of the region in a plan view, and pass through the substrate in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190140478
    Abstract: A capacitor module allows a current to equally flow through a plurality of capacitor elements mounted on a substrate having a first wiring that electrically connects the elements, which are adjacent to one another in a first direction among a plurality of elements constituting a element array, to one another, a second wiring that electrically connects the elements, which are positioned at one side of the plurality of arrays in the first direction, to one another in the second direction, a third wiring that electrically connects the elements, which are positioned at the other end side of the plurality of element arrays in the first direction, to one another in the second direction, a first connection terminal electrically connected to one end of the second wiring in the second direction, and a second connection terminal electrically connected to the other end of the third wiring in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190139229
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image-processing apparatus includes an output unit, a tracker, a storage controller, a setter, and an output controller. The tracker tracks a target object in one or more time-series images. The storage controller stores tracking information including a movement trajectory of the object in a predetermined storage. The setter sets a detection region for detecting passing through of the object based on the movement trajectory of the object, on the image, in accordance with a user's operation. An evaluator evaluates a setting mode for the detection region based on the tracking information stored in the predetermined storage and the detection region set by the setter. The output controller outputs the tracking information stored in predetermined storage, from the output unit, in an output mode based on an evaluation result of the evaluator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetaka Ohira, Ryohei Tanaka, Shuta Ishizuka, Kenji Furukawa, Mayumi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20180281629
    Abstract: A vehicle seat to be mounted on a vehicle is provided. The vehicle seat includes a cushion frame, a back frame, a leg portion that couples the cushion frame to the vehicle side on a seat front side of the back frame. The leg portion includes a leg body extending downward from the cushion frame, and a fixing portion fixing the leg body to at least one of the cushion frame and the vehicle side. The fixing portion is displaced in a seat front or seat rear direction with respect to the leg body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji FURUKAWA, Teruyuki SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180281630
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided. The vehicle seat is displaceable between a “seating position” and a “storage position”. The vehicle seat includes a side frame, a front lifter link, and a rear lifter link. An upper end of the front lifter link is situated closer to a front side of the vehicle seat than a lower end of the front lifter link is when the side frame is placed in the seating position. An upper end of the rear lifter link is situated closer to the front side of the vehicle seat than a lower end of the rear lifter link is when the side frame is placed in the seating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teruyuki SHIMIZU, Kenji FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180281634
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle seat for installation in a vehicle. The vehicle seat comprises a side frame, a rod, a first lifter link that comprises an upper end pivotably coupled to the side frame through the rod and a lower end pivotably coupled to the vehicle, a second lifter link that is provided in a position shifted in a seat front-rear direction relative to the first lifter link and comprises an upper end pivotably coupled to the side frame and a lower end pivotably coupled to the vehicle, and a restriction member configured to restrict downward displacement of the rod below a specified position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji FURUKAWA, Teruyuki SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180281646
    Abstract: Provided is a seat cushion member for use in a vehicle seat. The seat cushion member includes a cushion pad; a first side frame; a second side frame; at least one coupling member; and a load receiving member arranged in an area lower than the cushion pad and capable of receiving a downward load that acts on the cushion pad. The load receiving member is joined to the at least one coupling member and is spaced apart from the second side frame with a void therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji FURUKAWA, Teruyuki SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10081280
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that can reduce the mass of a side frame without significantly reducing the mechanical strength of the side frame is provided. The vehicle seat comprises a back frame that comprises a side frame that extends substantially vertically, and a recliner that is coupled to a lower end of the side frame and configured so that the back frame is pivotable. The side frame comprises a side frame body that comprises a closed cross-section portion and extends from an upper end of the side frame to the recliner, and a reinforcing member that extends to the recliner from a point between a first and a second end of the side frame body along an extension axis of the side frame body and is fixed to the side frame body with at least a part of the reinforcing member being inserted into the closed cross-section portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Furukawa, Yoshihiro Motoi, Shohei Funaki
  • Patent number: 10076980
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seat back configured to be coupled with a vehicle body and to have backrest angle adjustable with respect to the vehicle body; a support shaft that is attached to the seat back and extends in a seat width direction an armrest that is coupled with the seat back to be pivotable about the support shaft and allowed to be pivotally extracted from the seat back to be in an extracted position and retracted to the seat back to be in a retracted position; and an extracted position retaining mechanism that retains the armrest in the extracted position when the armrest is extracted from the seat back to limit an angle of the armrest with respect to the vehicle body to be in a predetermined range while the backrest angle of the seat back is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Furukawa, Makoto Esaki