Patents by Inventor Kenji Yoshida

Kenji Yoshida 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: 20190180743
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a dialog system includes an acquirer and a processor. The acquirer acquires a first sentence. The processor refers to a first weighting amount based on a first feature and a first weight. The first feature is of a first dialog state and relates to a first slot. The first weight pertains to the first sentence. The processor refers to a second weighting amount based on a first intention amount and a second weight. The first intention amount is of a first intention and relates to the first slot. The first intention is included in the first sentence. The second weight pertains to the first sentence and is different from the first weight. The processor outputs a second feature using the first and second weighting amounts. The second feature is of a second dialog state after the first dialog state and relates to the first slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Takami Yoshida, Kenji Iwata, Hiroshi Fujimura
  • Patent number: 10321046
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an imaging apparatus superior in operability and visibility at the time of setting and adjusting functions thereof. The apparatus includes GUI screen image generating means for generating a GUI screen image for operating the imaging apparatus to display the GUI screen image on image display means; operating means for operating the GUI screen image displayed on the image display means; controlling means for controlling the imaging apparatus in accordance with the operation of the GUI screen image by the operating means; storing means for storing hierarchy type main menu information; menu generating means; and menu editing means capable of editing the unique menu information generated by the menu generating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Sasaki, Riuzou Nagatsuka, Emi Arakawa, Tetsuya Asai, Masaki Mikamo, Takashi Nunomaki, Hisashi Ohashi, Kenji Tsushio, Mayumi Kamiya, Kenji Yoshida, Takeshi Harada, Keiki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10318121
    Abstract: A control method according to the present disclosure is used in a remote control system including apparatuses and an information terminal that controls at least one of the apparatuses via a network. The control method includes: a step (S2) of displaying, on a user interface region of a display unit of the information terminal, apparatus icons indicating target apparatus candidates among the apparatuses; a step (S3) of obtaining, via the network, (a) apparatus state information related to the apparatuses and (b) sensor information that is a value indicating a spatial environment in which the apparatuses are located; and a step (S4) of (i) determining priorities of the target apparatus candidates based on the apparatus state information and the sensor information, all of which are obtained in the step (S3), and (ii) sorting, according to the determined priorities, the apparatus icons displayed on the user interface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Chikara Yoshida, Masayuki Kozuka, Toshihisa Nakano, Tsutomu Sekibe, Jun Yamaguchi, Kazushige Yamada, Kenji Shimizu, Masaki Takahashi, Yuri Nishikawa, Motoji Ohmori, Hiroyuki Takemura, Takeshi Hosaka
  • Publication number: 20190172622
    Abstract: A power supply device for an ozone generator, which supplies electric power to the ozone generator, is configured such that: a transformer, an inverter, and a reactor are disposed inside of one housing; a flat heat exchanger which cools passing air with cooling water is disposed at a lower part inside of the housing; the transformer and the inverter are disposed above the heat exchanger; the reactor is disposed above the transformer and the inverter; a protection panel is disposed further toward the front side of the housing than the transformer and the inverter by being separated from a front door of the housing; and cooling air is circulated in the housing by means of a fan that disposed at a position inside of the front door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke TAKAUCHI, Yoshiaki ODAI, Hajime NAKATANI, Toshihiro YOSHIDA, Takashi KUMAGAI, Kenji SHIMOHATA, Satoru ISHIZAKA, Taichiro TAMIDA
  • Publication number: 20190171865
    Abstract: A design support system for permitting a design that easily meets desired conditions regarding an entire item group is provided. An automatic estimation system acting as the design support system comprises: an item recognition section that recognizes each of the items included in the item group by individually recognizing elements making up the item; a designated condition recognition section that recognizes a designated condition from the manufacturing conditions; and a recommended-to-be-examined element recognition section that recognizes, with respect to the designated condition recognized, the element corresponding to any of the manufacturing conditions that is recommended to be examined for changes. The recommended-to-be-examined element recognition section displays a model of the item group by highlighting the element for which the manufacturing condition is recommended to be examined for changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Takaaki WADA, Mitsunobu YOSHIDA, Kenji NAKAGAWA, Atsushi SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10300559
    Abstract: A laser drilling method is a laser drilling method for performing drilling on a workpiece by use of a laser beam. The laser drilling method includes, after machining a through hole by radiating the laser beam to the workpiece (S100), scanning with the laser beam centered around the through hole toward a radial direction while changing a radiation output of the laser beam (S200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Yoshida, Natsuki Sugiyama, Akio Sato, Kenji Kidera, Masaru Setodoi, Taku Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10293762
    Abstract: A vehicle interior part includes a structure in which a soft upholstery material covers a front surface of a base material which is located on an interior side of a vehicle. The soft upholstery material is disposed in a stretched state on the front surface of the base material which is located on the interior side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji Onuma, Osamu Miyashita, Kenichi Yoshida, Masamori Hirose, Kenichi Uemori, Shintaro Suga
  • Publication number: 20190147866
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a support system is for adding a new slot parameter for use in a dialogue system. The support system includes an acquiring unit and a first processing unit. The acquiring unit is configured to acquire a new slot parameter to be added to the dialogue system. The first processing unit is configured to transmit first information that includes the new slot parameter to an operator of the dialogue system, based on a first evaluation value for selecting the new slot parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Takami Yoshida, Kenji Iwata
  • Patent number: 10291808
    Abstract: A scanning system includes a scanner, an information processing apparatus, and a processor. The processor receives an input via a user interface and determines each of a plurality of image processes to be performed on scan data. In a case where first and second image processes are determined to be performed, the processor instructs the scanner to output the scan data to the information processing apparatus, and instructs the information processing apparatus to perform the first and second image processes. In a case where the first image process is determined not to be performed and the second image process is to be determined to be, the processor instructs the scanner to perform the second image process on the scan data to generate information, and instructs the scanner to output the generated information to the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenju Narita, Hiroya Nojiri, Kenji Tamaki, Akidi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190141258
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a finder; a grip portion on a side of a first direction relative to the finder; a touch operation member provided on a rear surface of the imaging apparatus on a side of the first direction relative to the finder, on a side of a second direction relative to the grip portion, the second direction being opposite to the first direction, and on a side of a third direction relative to a center of the imaging apparatus, the third direction being perpendicular to the first direction and being oriented from the center toward the finder; and a control unit configured to control the imaging apparatus so as to execute a first function in accordance with a slide operation in the first direction and to execute a second function in accordance with a slide operation in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Koji Yoshida, Jun Kamiya, Haruhisa Ueda, Takahiro Akimoto, Kimihiro Masuyama, Takuma Iwagami, Hirokazu Izuoka, Takuro Miyajima, Daiyu Ueno, Ryu Wakui, Eriko Sato, Takeshi Kikkawa, Shotaro Yanai, Kenji Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10272588
    Abstract: Provided is a sheet processing apparatus having a configuration that a processing mechanism to perform a process on a sheet, a first conveying path to guide a sheet to the processing mechanism, and a second conveying path to guide a sheet are configured to be integrally removable from another component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190112575
    Abstract: A cell population comprising Corin- and/or Lrtm1-positive cells was produced by the following steps (1) and (2), from which Corin positive and/or Lrtm1 positive cells are collected using a substance that binds to Corin and/or a substance that binds to Lrtm1, and dopaminergic neuron progenitor cells are produced by performing suspension culture of the Corin positive and/or Lrtm1 positive cells in a culture solution containing one or more nutritional factors: (1) a step of performing adhesion culture of pluripotent stem cells in a medium for maintaining undifferentiated state containing a Sonic hedgehog (SHH) signal stimulant, and an undifferentiated state-maintaining factor in the absence of feeder cells but in the presence of an extracellular matrix, and (2) a step of culturing the cell population obtained in the step (1) in a culture solution containing one or more differentiation-inducing factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jun TAKAHASHI, Daisuke DOI, Kenji YOSHIDA, Atsushi KUWAHARA, Masayo TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190103401
    Abstract: A semiconductor die is disclosed upon which is formed direct current (DC) isolated first and second circuits. The first circuit is configured for electrical connection to a first ground. The second circuit is configured for electrical connection to a second ground. The first and second grounds can be at different potentials. The first and second circuits were formed using front end of line (FEOL) and back end of line (BEOL) processes. The first circuit includes a plurality of first devices, such as transistors, which were formed during the FEOL process, and the second circuit includes only second devices, such as transistors, which were formed during the BEOL process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji YOSHIDA, Tetsuo SATO, Shigeru MAETA, Toshio KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10231445
    Abstract: A dual-bearing reel is attachable to a fishing rod and releases a fishing line forward. The dual-bearing reel includes a reel unit, a spool for winding the fishing line, a handle and a level wind mechanism. The spool is rotatably disposed in the reel unit. The handle is rotatably disposed on a lateral part of the reel unit. The level wind mechanism uniformly winds the fishing line onto the spool. The level wind mechanism includes a worm shaft, a guide member and a slide member. The worm shaft includes a helical groove. The guide member is disposed on an outer peripheral side of the worm shaft, and includes an opening and at least one water drain. The opening extends in a lengthwise direction of the worm shaft. The slide member slides along the guide member while engaged with the helical groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Niitsuma, Kunio Takechi, Kenji Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190080127
    Abstract: The present invention enables a code to be recognized by a smart phone or other electronic devices even when the code is successively changed. The apparatus is equipped with an incoming amount detection unit for detecting the incoming amount per unit time of external energy incoming from the exterior, an information acquisition circuit for acquiring input information in a predetermined format based on a change in the said incoming amount per unit time, a working surface arranged with one or more elements in which a physical quantity change detectable from a counter surface occurs, one or more physical quantity control units which generate the said physical quantity change in each of the said one or more elements, and an information output unit in the said one or more physical quantity control units which outputs output information in a predetermined format in accordance with the said physical quantity change by the said one or more elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: Kenji YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10210922
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for refreshing memory cells of a semiconductor device are described. An example apparatus includes: a memory cell array including a plurality of memory groups each having a plurality of memory cells, the memory groups being selected by mutually different addresses; a first control circuit periodically executing a refresh operation on the memory groups in response to a first refresh command; and a second control circuit setting a cycle of executing the refresh operation by the first control circuit. The second control circuit sets the cycle to a first cycle until executing the refresh operation to all the memory groups after receiving the first refresh command, and the second control circuit sets the cycle to a second cycle that is longer than the first cycle after executing the refresh operation to all the memory groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Yoshida, Hiroki Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 10210900
    Abstract: A storage apparatus includes a storage disk including a plurality of tracks each of which includes a plurality of sectors, a head configured to write data in and read data from the storage disk, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the head to carry out reading of a group of data units from target sectors in a target track of the storage disk, the group of data units being associated with a command received from an external device, determine whether or not the target sectors include one or more defective sectors based on result of the reading, and control the head to write the group of data units in physically consecutive non-written sectors of the target track or another track, when the target sectors are determined to include the defective sectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Matsuo, Kenji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10195773
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optical component having an optical surface includes: injecting a molten resin into a cavity; curing the molten resin to form the optical component; and taking the optical component out from the movable mold by moving the movable mold away from the fixed mold, and piercing a part of the optical surface (first incident surface) of the optical component attached to the movable mold by the protruding pin, and then wherein a tip end face of the protruding pin includes: a first surface; and a second surface having an area smaller than an area of the first surface, and extending continuously from the first surface in a curved form, the second surface being located on at least a part of an outer circumferential edge portion of the tip end face, that is, a tip end in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Yoshida, Takahito Osawa, Masashi Katayama
  • Patent number: 10192154
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a dot pattern on which code information and x and y coordinate information can be defined even if the dot pattern is extremely small, and proposes an information reproducing method and an information reproducing device based on the dot pattern. More specifically, a medium such as a printed material on which is formed a dot pattern portion by arranging in accordance with a given rule dots generated by a dot code generating algorithm in order to recognize various kinds of multimedia information is scanned as image data by scanning means. Then, the image data is converted into code data. Multimedia information corresponding to the code data is read out of storing means to be reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20180370348
    Abstract: A cooling device includes: a pump arranged to supply air at a position separated from a space where a wind flows; and a front grille arranged in an introduction port where the wind is introduced. The front grille is located at a position opposing a radiator, and includes at least one support component having a hollow shape in which air is able to flow. A discharge part of the pump is connected to the support component such that air discharged from the discharge part flows into an interior space of the support component. The support component has an air blow-out part at a position opposing the radiator to blow out air which flows inside of the support component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuhiro TAKEUCHI, Haruo KAMIYA, Kenji YOSHIDA, Takahiro IWASAKI