Patents by Inventor Kohji Yamamoto

Kohji Yamamoto 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: 20200255788
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cell stimulation device capable of uniformly electrically stimulating cells intended to be electrically stimulated, and of preventing medium components from decomposing and depositing. [Solution] The cell stimulation device according to the present invention is intended to stimulate the cells being cultured in a culture medium, and is characterized in that the cell stimulation device includes an electron emission element for feeding electric charges to the culture medium via a gas phase, and an electric charge collecting electrode for collecting the electric charges from the culture medium, the electron emission element includes a lower electrode, a surface electrode, and an intermediate layer disposed between the lower electrode and the surface electrode, and the electric charge collecting electrode is disposed so as to be contactable with the culture medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: HIROYUKI HIRAKAWA, HARUO YAMAMOTO, TADASHI IWAMATSU, YASUHIRO SAKAMOTO, HIROYUKI YAMAJI, KOHJI SHINKAWA, MAI TAKASAKI, SHOHEI KOMARU, FUMIAKI SUGIMORI
  • Patent number: 10665949
    Abstract: A lighting-up device includes: a power supply circuit which supplies power to a light source; a wireless communication circuit including an antenna; and a metallic casing which includes metal, and houses the power supply circuit and the wireless communication circuit. The metallic casing has a first side face and a second side face which share a side, the first side face is provided with a first slit which extends in a first direction intersecting with the side, from a first portion of the side other than both ends of the side, the second side face is provided with a second slit which extends in a second direction intersecting with the side, from a second portion of the side other than the both ends of the side, and each of the first slit and the second slit is electromagnetically coupled to the antenna and functions as a slot antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Ozaki, Tatsumi Setomoto, Tamotsu Ando, Koji Matsushita, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Kohji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10647255
    Abstract: An image processing device according to an aspect of the embodiment includes an image generating unit that generates an image at a virtual viewpoint based on a captured image of an image capturing unit, and an image processing unit that generates an image in which an image for synthesis is displayed on the image at the virtual viewpoint. The image processing unit performs a process for decreasing visibility of the image for synthesis when the image at the virtual viewpoint is an image at a viewpoint location of the virtual viewpoint while the viewpoint location is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Takayuki Ozasa, Teruhiko Kamibayashi, Kohji Ohnishi, Takeo Matsumoto, Tomoyuki Fujimoto, Daisuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10582594
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a wireless controller, luminaires each configured to communicating with the wireless controller, and a storage. The wireless controller classifies a first luminaire among the luminaires, which is able to communicate using first transmission power, into a first group and stores the first luminaire on the storage, and classifies a second luminaire among the luminaires, which is able to communicate using second transmission power greater than the first transmission power, into a second group and stores the second luminaire on the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECUTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohji Hiramatsu, Tatsumi Setomoto, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Tamotsu Ando, Hajime Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20200050327
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes a touchpad, a display, and a control unit. The control unit displays a pointer on the display such that the pointer is moved in a graphical user interface (GUI). For a selectable object on which a predetermined reference point on the pointer is located among selectable objects, the control unit (i) highlights the selectable object when the predetermined reference point stays on the selectable object for a period longer than or equal to a predetermined stay period, and an amount of movement per unit time of the pointer is smaller than or equal to a predetermined amount of movement, and (ii) avoids highlighting the selectable object when the predetermined reference point stays on the selectable object for a period shorter than the predetermined stay period, or the amount of movement per unit time of the pointer is larger than the predetermined amount of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicants: PANASONIC CORPORATION, MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi TANAKA, Ryohei KONO, Keiichiroh YAMAMOTO, Kohji OHTA
  • Patent number: 10560835
    Abstract: Luminaires in a lighting system have mutually different addresses. A setting device includes a communication unit that transmits an address request signal at a first transmission power level and a control unit that determines whether a total number of the addresses transmitted from one or more of the luminaires in response to receiving the address request signal is within a target range. The control unit instructs the communication unit to transmit the address request signal at a transmission power level different from the first transmission power level when the total number of the addresses is outside the target range, and executes pairing of the one or more of the luminaires that responded to the address request signal with a wireless controller when the total number of the addresses is within the target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Yamamoto, Tatsumi Setomoto, Tamotsu Ando, Kohji Hiramatsu, Hajime Ozaki, Kentaro Yamauchi, Shigeo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10527270
    Abstract: A lighting driving device is to be installed on a part of a structure. The lighting driving device includes: a metallic casing including a slit through which radio waves pass; a communication circuit which is housed in the metallic casing and performs wireless communication; a driving circuit which is housed in the metallic casing and supplies power to a light emitter; and an insulator which is disposed on the metallic casing and spaces apart the slit from the part of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohji Hiramatsu, Tatsumi Setomoto, Tamotsu Ando, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Hajime Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10514156
    Abstract: A luminaire is provided. The luminaire includes a luminaire body and a first wireless communication device. The first wireless communication device receives a first control signal wirelessly transmitted from an outside of the luminaire body, and wirelessly transmits a second control signal in response to the first control signal. The luminaire body includes: a light source; a second wireless communication device that receives the second control signal; a light emission control circuit that is electrically connected to the second wireless communication device and controls a light emission state of the light source according to the second control signal; and a case that, with or without a cover, houses the second wireless communication device and the light emission control circuit. The first wireless communication device is attached to the luminaire body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Ando, Hajime Ozaki, Tatsumi Setomoto, Kohji Hiramatsu, Tomokazu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10405410
    Abstract: Luminaire includes: lighting apparatus which includes a wireless communication circuit and a light emitter of which a light emitting state is controlled based on a control signal received by the wireless communication circuit; and an apparatus body to which the lighting apparatus is detachably attached in different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Ando, Tatsumi Setomoto, Kohji Hiramatsu, Hajime Ozaki, Tomokazu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10328856
    Abstract: An image processing device according to an aspect of the embodiment includes an image generating unit that generates an image at a virtual viewpoint based on a captured image of an image capturing unit, and an image processing unit that generates an image in which an image for synthesis is displayed on the image at the virtual viewpoint. The image processing unit performs a process for decreasing visibility of the image for synthesis when the image at the virtual viewpoint is an image at a viewpoint location of the virtual viewpoint while the viewpoint location is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Takayuki Ozasa, Teruhiko Kamibayashi, Kohji Ohnishi, Takeo Matsumoto, Tomoyuki Fujimoto, Daisuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10291824
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image processing device includes a document read unit, a display unit, input receiving unit, an image processing unit, and image forming unit. The document read unit reads a document. The display unit displays a read image that is read by the document read unit. The input receiving unit receives user's input of information at any position on the read image that is displayed on the display unit. The image processing unit masks at least part of the read image based on the information received by the input receiving unit. The image forming unit conducts image formation of the read image that is masked by the image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohji Yamamoto, Yoshihiko Sakawaki
  • Patent number: 10205344
    Abstract: A power display system includes an electronic apparatus and a server connected to an electronic apparatus group including the electronic apparatus. Further, the power display system includes a calculation unit totaling consumption power by the electronic apparatus group and calculating a ratio of the totaled consumption power to a target value of the consumption power, and a display control unit displaying a display part, which indicates a use status of power, in a display area of the electronic apparatus in a display manner which corresponds to the ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Katoh, Kiriko Chosokabe, Kohji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180270395
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image processing device includes a document read unit, a display unit, input receiving unit, an image processing unit, and image forming unit. The document read unit reads a document. The display unit displays a read image that is read by the document read unit. The input receiving unit receives user's input of information at any position on the read image that is displayed on the display unit. The image processing unit masks at least part of the read image based on the information received by the input receiving unit. The image forming unit conducts image formation of the read image that is masked by the image processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kohji YAMAMOTO, Yoshihiko SAKAWAKI
  • Patent number: 10075845
    Abstract: An authentication system includes: an information processing apparatus configured to acquire, from a read result of an authentication image indicating authentication information, the authentication information; and a terminal apparatus configured to communicate with the information processing apparatus. The terminal apparatus includes: a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with the information processing apparatus; a first determining unit configured to determine whether the terminal apparatus is positioned within a second communication range in which a distance from the information processing apparatus is a threshold or less, within a first communication range that enables wireless communication with the information processing apparatus; and a display controller configured to perform control to display an authentication screen containing the authentication image on a display unit when it is determined that the terminal apparatus is positioned within the second communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohji Yamamoto, Minako Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20170127278
    Abstract: An authentication system includes: an information processing apparatus configured to acquire, from a read result of an authentication image indicating authentication information, the authentication information; and a terminal apparatus configured to communicate with the information processing apparatus. The terminal apparatus includes: a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with the information processing apparatus; a first determining unit configured to determine whether the terminal apparatus is positioned within a second communication range in which a distance from the information processing apparatus is a threshold or less, within a first communication range that enables wireless communication with the information processing apparatus; and a display controller configured to perform control to display an authentication screen containing the authentication image on a display unit when it is determined that the terminal apparatus is positioned within the second communication range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Kohji YAMAMOTO, Minako SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20160062627
    Abstract: A power display system includes an electronic apparatus and a server connected to an electronic apparatus group including the electronic apparatus. Further, the power display system includes a calculation unit totaling consumption power by the electronic apparatus group and calculating a ratio of the totaled consumption power to a target value of the consumption power, and a display control unit displaying a display part, which indicates a use status of power, in a display area of the electronic apparatus in a display manner which corresponds to the ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya KATOH, Kiriko CHOSOKABE, Kohji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8736892
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a storage unit that stores print data and transformation data transformed into a printable format by reflecting a print condition on the print data; a detection unit that detects an error when the transformation data stored in the storage unit is printed; a decision unit that decides a resolution print condition which is a print condition for resolving an error based on a content of the error and a device state when the error is detected; a transformation unit that acquires the print data from the storage unit and transforms the acquired print data into transformation data on which the decided resolution print condition is reflected; and a print control unit that prints the transformation data transformed by the transformation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Naohiko Kubo, Yasuyuki Igarashi, Kohji Yamamoto, Daisuke Masui, Yuka Saito, Yusuke Kudo
  • Publication number: 20130278966
    Abstract: A novel image forming apparatus that categorizes print job information for each newly added application and presents the print job information without categorizing data incorrectly and mixing in impersonation data. All of the applications that installed additionally extract jobs that went through itself only from trace information on jobs notified by the default functions and display it in a user interface. The trace information on jobs is a job ID association list that associates a job ID numbered by the default functions with a job ID of a job issued by the additional application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Yuka Saito, Takayuki Inoue, Kohji Yamamoto, Daisuke Masui, Tomoyuki Takahira, Naohiko Kubo
  • Patent number: 8564800
    Abstract: A time limit for a printer to be restored to a printable state after an occurrence of a print error that prevents the printer from printing is variably set. If the printer is not in a printable state when an elapsed time since the print error occurred in the printer reaches the time limit being set or exceeds the time limit, a print start command is transmitted to another printer, and a job assignment is switched to the other printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Yoshizumi, Masaaki Igarashi, Takahiro Hirakawa, Hozumi Yonezawa, Hiroshi Gotoh, Kohji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130215464
    Abstract: In an image forming system, after receiving print data, print setting data, and a command to display a preview from an information processing apparatus, an image drawing unit in an image forming apparatus generates a preview image that reflects the print setting data from the print data and send it to the information processing apparatus. After receiving the print data, the print setting data, and the command to start printing from the information processing apparatus, the image drawing unit generates drawing data that reflects the print setting data from the print data, and an engine unit prints out an image on paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Naohiko KUBO, Takayuki INOUE, Kohji YAMAMOTO, Yuka SAITO, Tomoyuki TAKAHIRA