Patents by Inventor Kohei Terada

Kohei Terada 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: 20210276674
    Abstract: In a rescue network system for a watercraft, a transmitter transmits a first distress signal of the watercraft to which it belongs. A receiver receives a second distress signal from another watercraft. An output outputs emergency information indicating the existence of the second distress signal from the another watercraft. A controller is configured or programmed to control the output to output the emergency information when the receiver has received the second distress signal from the another watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventor: Kohei TERADA
  • Publication number: 20210261229
    Abstract: A camera produces image data representing an image of a surrounding view of a watercraft. A controller obtains the image data. The controller recognizes an image representing a specific mark in the image data. With reference to a control data set, the controller obtains watercraft operating information associated with the specific mark recognized in the image data. The control data set defines a relationship between the specific mark and the watercraft operating information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventor: Kohei TERADA
  • Patent number: 11072399
    Abstract: A hydrofoil craft includes a deck, a hydrofoil disposed below the deck, a thruster that generates a thrust, and a thrust operator. The deck includes a chest placing portion on which a chest of a vessel operator is placed and a lower-limb placing portion that is disposed at a more rearward position than the chest placing portion and on which a lower limb of the vessel operator is placed, and the deck is arranged such that the vessel operator is able to ride on the deck in a prone position. The thrust operator is operated by the vessel operator to adjust the thrust of the thruster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohei Terada
  • Publication number: 20210213758
    Abstract: In a medium conveyed in a first direction, a first slit has a square shape including first, second, third, and fourth sides. A second slit is positioned downstream from the first slit in the first direction and has a square shape including fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth sides. The first, second, fifth, and sixth sides are parallel to the first direction. The third, fourth, seventh, and eighth sides are parallel to a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The third and seventh sides are positioned upstream from the fourth and eighth sides in the first direction, respectively. A first print label spans across the first and second sides. A second print label spans across the fifth and sixth sides. A mark has an upstream edge in the first direction positioned downstream from the fourth side and a downstream edge in the first direction positioned upstream from the seventh side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Chie Nakashima, Takaaki Banno, Kohei Terada
  • Patent number: 11059549
    Abstract: A marine vessel includes a hull including a cabin, an imager that images a field-of-view shielded region, which is a region in which a marine vessel operator's field of view is obstructed when the marine vessel operator located on an operation seat provided inside the cabin looks around an outside of the marine vessel in a horizontal direction, and a display provided at a position visible from the operation seat and that displays a field-of-view complement image, which is an image of the field-of-view shielded region captured by the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei Terada, Hirofumi Amma, Yoshimasa Kinoshita, Shimpei Fukumoto, Mitsuaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 11020106
    Abstract: A suturing device includes a needle, and a shuttle. The needle has an elongated shape extending in a predetermined direction and is configured to hold a first thread-like member. The needle is reciprocally movable forward and backward in the predetermined direction and is rotatable about an axis extending in the predetermined direction. Rotation of the needle about the axis permitting the first thread-like member to cross the needle to form a loop in the first thread-like member. The shuttle includes a holding portion. The holding portion is configured to hold a second thread-like member. The shuttle is configured to permit the holding portion to pass through the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Sakano, Kohei Terada, Daisuke Ishii, Naokatsu Osawa
  • Publication number: 20210088656
    Abstract: A fish finder includes an image recognition unit to perform an image recognition process on image data outputted by a camera to recognize a characteristic image implying presence of a fish shoal, and a detection result output unit to process the result of the recognition by the image recognition unit to output a detection result. The characteristic image preferably includes at least one of an image containing a fish feeding frenzy, an image containing a tide line, an image of fish flying above the water surface, and an image of a bird.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Kohei TERADA
  • Publication number: 20210045733
    Abstract: A suturing device includes first and second holding members, a plurality of needles, a needle moving mechanism, and a suture hook. The first and second holding members are configured to move toward and away from each other to sandwich therebetween edges of a cut. The needles are disposed at the first holding member and aligned in a needle arrangement direction with their points pointing to the second holding member. The needles are configured to hold a suture at tips thereof. The needle moving mechanism is configured to move the plurality of needles toward the second holding member. The suture hook is disposed at the second holding member and configured to move along the needle arrangement direction to catch the suture that has reached the second holding member via the edges of the cut by movement of the needles toward the second holding member by the needle moving mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naokatsu OSAWA, Ryuta IIJIMA, Masashi ICHIHASHI, Kohei TERADA
  • Publication number: 20210008909
    Abstract: A cartridge includes: a cartridge case; a first supply portion including a heat-sensitive medium; and a second supply portion including an adhesive medium. The heat-sensitive medium includes a base material, a plurality of heat-sensitive layers, and at least one heat-insulating layer in a stacked state. The heat-sensitive layers include: a first heat-sensitive layer for producing a first color when heated above a first temperature; and a second heat-sensitive layer for producing a second color when heated above a second temperature higher than. the first temperature. The cartridge case includes: an opening for exposing the heat-sensitive medium; and a guide part positioned downstream of the opening in a conveying direction of the heat-sensitive medium for guiding the heat-sensitive medium and the adhesive medium bonded to a surface of the heat-sensitive medium opposite the base material with respect to the plurality of heat-sensitive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kohei Terada, Keisuke Nishihara, Akira Minami, Tomoaki Hazeyama, Yasuhiro Torii, Mariko Niizeki
  • Publication number: 20200398586
    Abstract: An ink-jet recording apparatus is provided, including a first transport section which transports a recording medium; a recording section which is formed with a plurality of nozzles and which records an image on the recording medium by discharging ink droplets from the nozzles; an interference member which is provided at a position separated from the recording section; and a control unit which controls the recording section so that only a part of the nozzles is used for a certain area of the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Kohei TERADA
  • Patent number: 10813634
    Abstract: First and second arms have first and second retaining members, respectively. A switching mechanism switches a retained state of a first position of a tying medium between first and second states. In the first and second states, the first position is retained by the first and second retaining members at first and second retaining positions, respectively. A loop retaining member retains a loop around the second arm in a path extending from the first retaining position through second and third positions to a fourth position of the tying medium. The second position intersects the third position as a result of the loop such that the third position is closer to the first retaining position than the second position in the path. A moving portion moves the loop relative to the second arm to change a relative positional relationship between the loop and the first position on the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kohei Terada, Daisuke Ishii, Naohisa Kinoshita, Masato Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200298942
    Abstract: A marine vessel includes a vessel body including a navigation light, an imager provided in a vicinity of or adjacent to the navigation light, and a light shield provided between the navigation light and the imager so as to block light from the navigation light to the imager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kohei TERADA, Hirofumi AMMA, Yoshimasa KINOSHITA, Shimpei FUKUMOTO, Mitsuaki KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200298940
    Abstract: A marine vessel includes a hull including a cabin, an imager that images a field-of-view shielded region, which is a region in which a marine vessel operator's field of view is obstructed when the marine vessel operator located on an operation seat provided inside the cabin looks around an outside of the marine vessel in a horizontal direction, and a display provided at a position visible from the operation seat and that displays a field-of-view complement image, which is an image of the field-of-view shielded region captured by the imager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kohei TERADA, Hirofumi AMMA, Yoshimasa KINOSHITA, Shimpei FUKUMOTO, Mitsuaki KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200298941
    Abstract: A marine vessel display device includes an imager that images surroundings of a vessel body, an image processor that generates a bird's-eye view image based on images captured by the imager, a display provided in the vessel body and that displays the bird's-eye view image, and a controller. The controller is configured or programmed to perform a control to switch an image displayed on the display from the bird's-eye view image to an object image obtained by imaging in a direction toward an object from the vessel body based on object information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kohei TERADA, Hirofumi AMMA, Yoshimasa KINOSHITA, Shimpei FUKUMOTO, Mitsuaki KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200293845
    Abstract: In a printing device, a supply portion is configured to convey a tape in its longitudinal direction. The tape includes: a plurality of labels arranged continuously in the longitudinal direction; and a plurality of storage elements provided on respective ones of the plurality of labels. A first storage element is provided on a first label and configured to store first authentication data. The second storage element is provided on a second label and configured to store second authentication data. A printing portion is configured to print on the plurality of labels. A controller is configured to perform: reading the first authentication data from the first storage element and the second authentication data from the second storage element by a reading portion; and determining whether the first authentication data is correlated to the second authentication data to meet an authentication condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kentaro Murayama, Kohei Terada, Yuji Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20200293047
    Abstract: An imaging system for a ship includes cameras mounted on the ship and spaced apart at a predetermined interval, and a controller that combines peripheral images of the ship captured by the respective cameras to create a simulated bird's eye image. Adjacent ones of the cameras are located at positions and angles so that the peripheral images include a common portion of the ship. The controller performs a calibration process to adjust areas of the peripheral images to be used for the bird's eye image based on a calibration index located at a portion of the ship and included in the common peripheral images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuaki KUROKAWA, Shimpei FUKUMOTO, Kohei TERADA, Hirofumi AMMA, Yoshimasa KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10766284
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes: a cassette casing; and a tape roll that is a roll of a tape extending in a lengthwise direction and a widthwise direction. The tape includes: a subject surface exposed in a thickness direction; and a first image provided on the subject surface and indicating first information. The tape roll has: a first end portion located at an inner portion of the tape roll in a radial direction of the tape roll; and a second end portion located at an outer portion of the tape roll in the radial direction. The first information relates to an amount of a portion of the tape which is located on a first-end-portion-side of a reference position in the lengthwise direction. The reference position is located on the first-end-portion-side of the first image in the lengthwise direction on the tape at a particular distance from the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro Murayama, Haruki Matsumoto, Tsutomu Kato, Kohei Terada, Yukiko Takami, Harumitsu Inoue
  • Patent number: 10759187
    Abstract: An ink-jet recording apparatus is provided, including a first transport section which transports a recording medium; a recording section which is formed with a plurality of nozzles and which records an image on the recording medium by discharging ink droplets from the nozzles; an interference member which is provided at a position separated from the recording section; and a control unit which controls the recording section so that only a part of the nozzles is used for a certain area of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohei Terada
  • Publication number: 20200275036
    Abstract: An imaging device that reduces differences between a bird's eye image and an actually measured distance includes imaging cameras mounted on a ship to capture peripheral images of the ship and combines the peripheral images captured by the imaging cameras to create the bird's eye image as a composite image. The imaging device includes an auxiliary camera adjacent to at least one of the imaging cameras, and a distance calculator that calculates a distance in a lateral direction using the auxiliary camera and the at least one of the imaging cameras adjacent to the auxiliary camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuaki KUROKAWA, Shimpei FUKUMOTO, Kohei TERADA, Hirofumi AMMA, Yoshimasa KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20200172206
    Abstract: A hydrofoil craft includes a deck, a hydrofoil disposed below the deck, a thruster that generates a thrust, and a thrust operator. The deck includes a chest placing portion on which a chest of a vessel operator is placed and a lower-limb placing portion that is disposed at a more rearward position than the chest placing portion and on which a lower limb of the vessel operator is placed, and the deck is arranged such that the vessel operator is able to ride on the deck in a prone position. The thrust operator is operated by the vessel operator to adjust the thrust of the thruster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: Kohei TERADA