Patents by Inventor Kenta Shimizu

Kenta Shimizu 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: 20210078166
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on a display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta KAWAMOTO, Yoshiaki IWAI, Satoru SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210072752
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210057822
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes: an antenna for transmitting and receiving a radio wave, a rectifying circuit that is connected to the antenna and rectifies the radio wave received by the antenna to generate voltage, an internal circuit that operates by the voltage generated by the rectifying circuit, and a switch circuit that is disposed contactlessly with respect to the antenna and operates on the basis of an output signal of the internal circuit, wherein the switch circuit includes a coupling wiring and a switch element, and the operation of the switch element varies the impedance of the antenna so that communication can be carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro KARIYA, Kenta NOGUCHI, Hiroji SHIMIZU, Seiichiro MURASE, Hisashi NISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210036395
    Abstract: A directional coupler includes a main line through which a signal is transmitted, first and second sub-lines that are selectively coupled to the main line, and a common output port that outputs a detection signal generated by the signal transmitted through the main line, wherein a first degree of coupling between the main line and the first sub-line is different than a second degree of coupling between the main line and the second sub-line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kenta SEKI, Yasushi SHIGENO, Daisuke TOKUDA, Ryangsu KIM, Katsuya SHIMIZU, Kazuhito OSAWA
  • Publication number: 20210036396
    Abstract: A directional coupler includes a main line, a first sub-line to be electromagnetically coupled to the main line, a second sub-line to be electromagnetically coupled to the main line, and a coupling terminal configured to output a detection signal corresponding to a radio frequency signal that is transmitted through the main line, the first sub-line and the second sub-line are different in length from each other, and connection between the first sub-line and the coupling terminal and connection between the second sub-line and the coupling terminal are switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kenta SEKI, Yasushi SHIGENO, Daisuke TOKUDA, Ryangsu KIM, Katsuya SHIMIZU, Kazuhito OSAWA
  • Patent number: 10890884
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. The system includes a communications interface that exchanges information with the autonomous robot. A user interface displays a scene of a location in which the autonomous robot is positioned, and also receives an indication of a user selection of a user selected area within the scene. The communications interface transmits an indication of said user selected area to the autonomous robot for further processing of the area by said autonomous robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10863096
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10843337
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on a display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200308488
    Abstract: The compound is represented by general formula (i). In the compound, in a group Ki1, at least two secondary carbon atoms in an alkyl group (a linear alkyl, halogenated alkyl, or cyanogenated alkyl group having 3 to 40 carbon atoms) are replaced with —C(?Xi1)— and/or —CH(—CN)—, where Xi1 is an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, NH, or NR13; in addition, a group Ai2, a group Ai3, or the group Ki1 includes, as a substituent, at least one Pi1-Spi1- group, where Pi1 is a polymerizable group, and SPi1 is a spacer group or a single bond. The liquid crystal composition including the compound represented by general formula (i) can be adsorbed onto substrates between which a liquid crystal layer is held, and, consequently, without the use of an alignment film, liquid crystal molecules can be maintained in a state in which the liquid crystal molecules are aligned in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Shimizu, Masanao Hayashi, Yutaka Kadomoto, Tetsuo Kusumoto, Ayaki Hosono, Shinya Yamamoto, Masanori Miyamoto, Hidetomo Kai
  • Patent number: 10717189
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on as display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10602068
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10589141
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide an active exercise apparatus for lower limbs that allows a user to perform on a floor lower limb active exercise highly effective in preventing thrombosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, NEMOTO SEISAKUSHO CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yukiyo Shimizu, Masashi Yamazaki, Hiroshi Kamada, Kenta Tanaka, Toshiji Mizukoshi, Tsutomu Mizukoshi
  • Publication number: 20200076045
    Abstract: A directional coupler includes a main line for transmitting a high frequency signal, a sub line electromagnetically coupled to the main line, a termination circuit for terminating one end portion of the sub line, and a variable filter that has an input terminal and an output terminal and the input terminal is connected to another end portion of the sub line. The variable filter is a filter unit circuit having one frequency band as a pass band or a stop band, and in the filter unit circuit, a variable passive element for shifting a frequency in the pass band or the stop band is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kenta SEKI, Ryangsu KIM, Katsuya SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10581258
    Abstract: A charging support device is used in charging a battery of a vehicle having a power reception unit on a bottom surface of the vehicle with power supplied from a power transmission device located outside the vehicle. The charging support device includes a controller that generates an overhead view image that displays a vehicle image of the vehicle and an image of a surrounding area of the vehicle captured by a camera. The controller displays, in the overhead view image, (i) a first mark indicating a position of the power reception unit and (ii) a second mark indicating a position of the power transmission device. The controller varies a color or a size of the second mark in a case where a positional relationship between the position of the power reception unit and the position of the power transmission device achieves a predetermined charging efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Ryuji Kikuchi, Norihito Nishino, Kenta Shimizu, Masakazu Cho
  • Publication number: 20200045233
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200036901
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the, image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10541547
    Abstract: A charging support device is used in charging a battery of a vehicle having a power reception unit on a bottom surface of the vehicle with power supplied from a power transmission device located outside the vehicle. The charging support device includes a controller that generates an overhead view image that displays a vehicle image of the vehicle and an image of a surrounding area of the vehicle captured by a camera. The controller displays, in the overhead view image, (i) a first mark indicating a position of the power reception unit and (ii) a second mark indicating a position of the power transmission device. The controller varies a color or a size of the second mark in a case where a positional relationship between the position of the power reception unit and the position of the power transmission device achieves a predetermined charging efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Ryuji Kikuchi, Norihito Nishino, Kenta Shimizu, Masakazu Cho
  • Patent number: 10500720
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on a display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10469757
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10461551
    Abstract: A charging support device is used in charging a battery of a vehicle having a power reception unit on a bottom surface of the vehicle with power supplied from a power transmission device located outside the vehicle. The charging support device includes a controller that generates an overhead image that displays a vehicle image of the vehicle and an image of a surrounding area of the vehicle captured by a camera. The controller calculates a position of the power transmission device based on an image captured by the camera before the power transmission device becomes at least partially hidden under the vehicle, and displays, in the generated overhead image, the power transmission device overlaid on the vehicle image at the calculated position of the power transmission device once the power transmission device starts becoming hidden under the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Ryuji Kikuchi, Norihito Nishino, Kenta Shimizu, Masakazu Cho