Patents by Inventor Kenji Murata

Kenji Murata 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: 20200372278
    Abstract: An information processing method and apparatus are provided that performs operations including identifying, from an image obtained via an image capture device, at least one character string that is relevant in identifying information to be extracted from the image; defining an area, within the image, that includes information as an information extraction area, the information including a plurality of information elements; selecting a region within the defined area where the information to be extracted is expected to be present using a feature within the defined area; removing the feature from the selected region and correcting one or more errors associated with the information caused by the removal of the feature and extracting one or more alphanumeric characters from the corrected information, wherein the extracted one or more alphanumeric characters correspond to the elements of the information and are associated with a respective one of the at least one character strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji Iwamura, Shingo Murata, Kazuaki Fujita, Kenji Takahama
  • Publication number: 20200372249
    Abstract: An information processing method and apparatus is provided for obtaining a captured image; detecting a character region from the captured image; performing association processing between expense type information specified from each of one or more receipts which are identified by using a detection result of the character region from the captured image and expense amount information specified from each of the one or more receipts in the captured image; and outputting an expense report obtained based on the association processing between the merchant information of each of one or more receipts and the one or more pieces of expense amount information of each of the one or more receipts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji Iwamura, Shingo Murata, Kazuaki Fujita, Kenji Takahama
  • Patent number: 10809558
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a display that emits a display image projected on a windshield provided outside as display light, two reflective mirrors that are disposed on a light path of the display light from the display to the windshield and reflect the display light, an optical sensor that detects the external light entering from an opening communicating between the outside and an internal space, and a controller configured to execute temperature decreasing operation of the display for decreasing a temperature thereof when the optical sensor detects the external light. The optical sensor is disposed at a position to which external light directed toward the display via the reflective mirror is reflected by the display to be directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Miyake, Kenji Yagi, Naohisa Murata, Hidetoshi Mukojima
  • Patent number: 10768464
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a display that emits a display image projected on a windshield provided outside as display light, two reflective mirrors that are disposed on a light path of the display light from the display to the windshield and reflect the display light, an optical sensor that detects the external light entering from an opening communicating between the outside and an internal space, and a controller configured to execute temperature decreasing operation of the display for decreasing a temperature thereof when the optical sensor detects the external light. The optical sensor is disposed at a position to which external light directed toward the display via the reflective mirror is reflected by the display to be directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Miyake, Kenji Yagi, Naohisa Murata, Hidetoshi Mukojima
  • Publication number: 20200280082
    Abstract: A fuel cell system is equipped with a plurality of subsystems. Each of the plurality of the subsystems is equipped with a fuel cell stack, a temperature sensor, a scavenging device, and a control unit. The control unit of that one of the subsystems having the fuel cell stack whose temperature is specified as being the lowest among the plurality of the subsystems when the fuel cell system is stopped from operating performs scavenging control including a determination on the carrying out of scavenging in the subsystem and the issuance of a command to carry out scavenging to all the subsystems in accordance with the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro OGAWA, Kenji UMAYAHARA, Ryota KAWAGUCHI, Yuji MURATA
  • Patent number: 10764665
    Abstract: A microphone according to an embodiment includes: an ear chip including a cylindrical part with a hollow part formed therein, and a contact part disposed outside the cylindrical part and configured to come into contact with an inner wall surface of an ear canal; a cable lead out to a gap between the cylindrical part and the contact part; and a microphone element disposed in the hollow part and connected to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nagai, Hiroshi Uchida, Kenji Ejima, Hisako Murata, Masaya Konishi
  • Publication number: 20200242842
    Abstract: [Problem] An information processing device, an information processing method, and a program are to be provided. [Solution] An information processing device including a display control unit that controls, when recognition information related to recognition based on sensing of a real object includes first recognition information, shielding display representing shielding of a virtual object by the real object such that the shielding display presents a first boundary representation at a boundary between the virtual object and the real object or at a position near the boundary, and controls, when the recognition information includes second recognition information different from the first recognition information, the shielding display such that the shielding display presents a second boundary representation different from the first boundary representation at the boundary or at a position near the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: RYO FUKAZAWA, HIROTAKE ICHIKAWA, HIROYUKI AGA, ATSUSHI ISHIHARA, SHINICHI TAKEMURA, MIWA ICHIKAWA, SHUNITSU KOHARA, RYOSUKE MURATA, KENJI SUGIHARA, MARI SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200217774
    Abstract: To provide an information processing apparatus and an information processing method capable of easily calculating an error amount included in a measurement value. An information processing apparatus includes: an extraction unit configured to extract each parameter variation that affects fluorescence intensity that is measured when a particle is irradiated with a light beam, from a database on the basis of a measurement condition; and a computation unit configured to generate a calculation formula representing an error amount included in the fluorescence intensity on the basis of the extracted each parameter variation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeatsu Yoshioka, Kenji Yamane, Rei Murata
  • Publication number: 20200200671
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: an information storage unit that stores a result of sensing light from cells, namely first data, and a result of separating the first data into a plurality of fluorescences, namely second data, in association with each other; a clustering unit that clusters the cells into a plurality of clusters on a basis of the second data; and an output unit that outputs a clustering result from the clustering unit. The output unit additionally outputs at least one or more of the first data and the second data about the cells included in a cluster selected by a user from among the plurality of clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yamane, Junichiro Enoki, Rei Murata, Koji Futamura, Gregory Veltri
  • Publication number: 20200190619
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-strength sheet containing: C: 0.15% by mass to 0.35% by mass, a total of Si and Al: 0.5% by mass to 3.0% by mass, Al: 0.01% by mass or more, N: 0.01% by mass or less, Mn: 1.0% by mass to 4.0% by mass, P: 0.05% by mass or less, and S: 0.01% by mass or less, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein the steel structure satisfies that: a ferrite fraction is 5% or less, the total fraction of tempered martensite and tempered bainite is 60% or more, the amount of retained austenite is 10% or more, MA has an average size of 1.0 ?m or less, retained austenite has an average size of 1.0 ?m or less, retained austenite having a size of 1.5 ?m or more accounts for 2% or more of the total amount of retained austenite, and the amount of solute nitrogen in a steel sheet is 0.002% by mass or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hirokazu NATSUMEDA, Toshio MURAKAMI, Kenji SAITO, Tadao MURATA
  • Patent number: 10658768
    Abstract: An earth terminal mounting structure includes a boss protruding from a conductive case; and an earth terminal fixed to a distal end surface of the boss. The earth terminal is provided with a terminal-side stopper that extends along a side surface of the boss. A boss-side stopper having a protrusion shape is provided on the side surface of the boss. The boss-side stopper faces the terminal-side stopper in a circumferential direction of the boss. The terminal-side stopper and the boss-side stopper restrict rotation of the earth terminal in a clockwise direction and in a counter-clockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Umemura, Tatsuya Murata
  • Publication number: 20200097230
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first controller that performs control that does not depend on hardware; a second controller that is connected to the first controller through a communication path and performs control that depends on the hardware; and a memory in which first attribute information reflecting a first attribute of the first controller and second attribute information reflecting a second attribute of the second controller are stored. The first controller acquires a first control program for the first controller that is associated with a combination of the first attribute information and the second attribute information and performs control on a basis of the first control program, and the second controller acquires a second control program for the second controller that is associated with a combination of the first attribute information and the second attribute information and performs control on a basis of the second control program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji IMAMURA, Shinho IKEDA, Masahiro KOBATA, Takanori FUKUOKA, Yuji MURATA, Kazuhiko ABE
  • Patent number: 10601152
    Abstract: An earth terminal mounting structure includes a boss protruding from a conductive case; and an earth terminal fixed to a distal end surface of the boss. The earth terminal is provided with a terminal-side stopper that extends along a side surface of the boss. A boss-side stopper having a protrusion shape is provided on the side surface of the boss. The boss-side stopper faces the terminal-side stopper in a circumferential direction of the boss. The terminal-side stopper and the boss-side stopper restrict rotation of the earth terminal in a clockwise direction and in a counter-clockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Umemura, Tatsuya Murata
  • Publication number: 20200089639
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first controller that has a first interface and performs control that does not depend on hardware; a second controller that has a second interface connected to the first interface, is connected to the first controller through a communication path, and performs control that depends on the hardware; and a matching unit that, in a case where there is mismatch between first pin definition of the first interface and second pin definition of the second interface, causes a function of the first controller and a function of the second controller to match each other by changing the first pin definition or the second pin definition so that the first pin definition and the second pin definition match each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori FUKUOKA, Kenji IMAMURA, Masahiro KOBATA, Yuji MURATA, Kazuhiko ABE, Shinho IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200071787
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-strength sheet containing: C: 0.15% by mass to 0.35% by mass, a total of Si and Al: 0.5% by mass to 3.0% by mass, Mn: 1.0% by mass to 4.0% by mass, P: 0.05% by mass or less (including 0% by mass), S: 0.01% by mass or less (including 0% by mass), and Ti: 0.01% by mass to 0.2% by mass, with the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein the steel structure satisfies that: a ferrite fraction is 5% or less, a total fraction of tempered martensite and tempered bainite is 60% or more, a retained austenite fraction is 10% or more, a fresh martensite fraction is 5% or less, retained austenite has an average grain size of 0.5 ?m or less, retained austenite having a grain size of 1.0 ?m or more accounts for 2% or more of the total amount of retained austenite, and a prior austenite grain size is 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hirokazu NATSUMEDA, Toshio MURAKAMI, Kenji SAITO, Tadao MURATA
  • Patent number: 10557970
    Abstract: A quantum dot protective film for sealing a phosphor, including: a protective layer having foreign matter, the maximum size of which is 100 to 500 ?m; and a coating layer formed on one surface of the protective layer, wherein the abundance ratio of the foreign matter with the maximum size of 100 to 500 ?m is 0.01 to 5.0 particles/m2 in the protective layer, and the haze value is 20% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Murata, Kenji Matsumasa, Kengo Okamura, Satoshi Iwata, Masato Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10557110
    Abstract: The metal-supported zeolite for alcoholic beverages of the present invention is a zeolite that carries a metal component, wherein the metal component is silver, and the zeolite is at least one selected from a beta-type one and a Y-type one. The metal-supported zeolite is for removing unwanted components contained in alcoholic beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD., THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimi Kawashima, Mitsuko Murata, Shun Fukasawa, Kenji Hosoi, Toshikazu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10520085
    Abstract: A combined oil ring in which carbon sludge and the like are not deposited between side rails and a spacer expander even if an internal combustion engine is operated for a long period of time. The combined oil ring includes an outer circumferential end portion of a space forming part and a continuous part that are closed and not open toward the outer circumferential side, thereby reducing carbon sludge deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Murata, Kenji Arai, Ryosuke Kamata, Hideshi Hitosugi, Kazumoto Takahashi, Toru Tsukui
  • Publication number: 20190345222
    Abstract: There is provided herein, the use of mammalian derived HLA class I molecule for in vitro peptide exchange. For example, there is provided a method of producing an HLA class I molecule complexed to a pre-selected peptide comprising: (a) providing a mammalian derived HLA class I molecule complexed to an existing peptide; (b) incubating, in vitro, the HLA class I molecule complexed to the existing peptide with the pre-selected peptide, wherein the pre-selected peptide is at a concentration sufficient to replace the existing peptide to produce the HLA class I molecule complexed to the pre-selected peptide; and the HLA class I molecule comprises a1, a1, a2, a3 and ?2m domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Naoto Hirano, Munehide Nakatsugawa, Muhammed Aashiq Rahman, Kenji Murata
  • Publication number: 20190346674
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a display that emits a display image projected on a windshield as a display light, a reflective mirror disposed on a light path of the display light from the display to the windshield and reflects the display light, a reflective optical member that is on a light path between the reflective mirror and the display and disposed facing the display, transmits the display light emitted from the display toward the reflective mirror, and reflects external light directed from the reflective mirror toward the display, an optical sensor that detects the external light, and a controller that executes temperature decreasing operation of the display when the optical sensor detects the external light. The optical sensor is disposed at a position to which the external light directed toward the display via the reflective mirrors is reflected by the reflective optical member to be directed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yuta Miyake, Kenji Yagi, Naohisa Murata, Hidetoshi Mukojima