Patents by Inventor Koichi Kinoshita

Koichi Kinoshita 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).

  • Patent number: 11220215
    Abstract: An image capture device is mounted in a vehicle. The image capture device includes: an image capture unit; and a setting unit that sets an image capture condition for each region of the image capture unit each having a plurality of pixels, or for each pixel, based upon at least one of a state exterior to the vehicle and a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Shiga, Toru Miyakoshi, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Akira Kinoshita, Kaoru Yoshino, Hitomi Naganuma, Takashi Kuriyama, Koichi Fukuda, Yuki Kita, Koji Nagaoka, Tomoya Nakagawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Shionoya
  • Patent number: 11222439
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first learner trained to detect an orientation of a face in an image including a human face for receiving an input of a target image including a human face and outputting first information associated with an orientation of a face included in the target image, at least one second learner trained, for the first information, to detect a position of a facial component in an image including a human face for receiving an input of the target image and outputting second information associated with a position of a facial component included in the target image, and a control unit that controls the first learner and the second learner. The control unit uses the first learner to obtain the first information from the target image, and uses the second learner corresponding to the first information to obtain the second information from the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yabuuchi, Koichi Kinoshita, Tomoyoshi Aizawa, Tadashi Hyuga, Hatsumi Aoi, Mei Uetani
  • Patent number: 11188781
    Abstract: An image analyzer repeatedly obtains a captured image including a subject to be detected, and detects, in the captured image, a first area likely to include the subject without a cover, detects, in the captured image, a second area likely to include the subject with a cover, and determines whether the subject is covered by the cover based on a detection result of the first area and a detection result of the second area and a determination result for the captured image obtained previously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yabuuchi, Tomoyoshi Aizawa, Koichi Kinoshita, Tadashi Hyuga, Hatsumi Aoi, Mei Uetani
  • Publication number: 20210317057
    Abstract: Provided is a production method capable of efficiently producing a reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal. The method for producing a reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal includes: adding a reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal as a seed crystal to a solution with a temperature of 32° C. to 43° C., the solution containing fa) at least one organic solvent selected from the group consisting of an alcohol, a hydrocarbon, an aliphatic acid ester and a nitrogen compound, and (b) reduced coenzyme Q10, to prepare a mixture, and precipitating the reduced coenzyme Q10 from the mixture, in the form of the reduced coenzyme Q10 Form II crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao YAMAGUCHI, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20210307122
    Abstract: A heating electrode device for energizing the heating a glass is provided. A heating electrode device includes a plurality of heat-generating conducting bodies extending as having a rectangular cross section and arranged in a direction different from the extending direction. In the cross section perpendicular to the extending direction of the heat-generating conducting body, when it is assumed that a thickness that is a size in a direction perpendicular to an arrangement direction be H and a size of a lager side of sides parallel to the arrangement direction be WB, H/WB>1.0 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi SUETSUGU, Manabu HIRAKAWA, Satoshi GOISHIHARA, Hidenori NAKAMURA, Kazuo MATSUFUJI, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20210307120
    Abstract: A heating electrode device for energizing the heating a glass is provided. A heating electrode device includes a plurality of heat-generating conducting bodies extending as having a rectangular cross section and arranged in a direction different from the extending direction. In the cross section perpendicular to the extending direction of the heat-generating conducting body, when it is assumed that a thickness that is a size in a direction perpendicular to an arrangement direction be H and a size of a lager side of sides parallel to the arrangement direction be WB, H/WB>1.0 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi SUETSUGU, Manabu HIRAKAWA, Satoshi GOISHIHARA, Hidenori NAKAMURA, Kazuo MATSUFUJI, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20210307121
    Abstract: A heating electrode device for energizing the heating a glass is provided. A heating electrode device includes a plurality of heat-generating conducting bodies extending as having a rectangular cross section and arranged in a direction different from the extending direction. In the cross section perpendicular to the extending direction of the heat-generating conducting body, when it is assumed that a thickness that is a size in a direction perpendicular to an arrangement direction be H and a size of a lager side of sides parallel to the arrangement direction be WB, H/WB>1.0 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi SUETSUGU, Manabu HIRAKAWA, Satoshi GOISHIHARA, Hidenori NAKAMURA, Kazuo MATSUFUJI, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20210282235
    Abstract: A heating electrode device for energizing the heating a glass is provided. A heating electrode device includes a plurality of heat-generating conducting bodies extending as having a rectangular cross section and arranged in a direction different from the extending direction. In the cross section perpendicular to the extending direction of the heat-generating conducting body, when it is assumed that a thickness that is a size in a direction perpendicular to an arrangement direction be H and a size of a lager side of sides parallel to the arrangement direction be WB, H/WB>1.0 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi SUETSUGU, Manabu HIRAKAWA, Satoshi GOISHIHARA, Hidenori NAKAMURA, Kazuo MATSUFUJI, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20210052156
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a gaze detector with which it is possible to detect a gaze (start point and gaze direction) by a simple configuration. The gaze detector detects a person's gaze, wherein the gaze detector is provided with a camera unit 10 for imaging the face of the person, a projector unit 20 for projecting a prescribed pattern light to the face of the person, a control unit 30 for controlling the presence of projection of the pattern light by the camera unit 10 and the projector unit 20, and a gaze detection processing unit 40 for detecting a gaze from the image of the face of the person imaged by the camera unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi MUKAI, Kazuo YAMAMOTO, Masaki SUWA, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10912155
    Abstract: A heating plate 10 includes: a pair of glass plates 11, 12; a conductive pattern 40, 70 disposed between the pair of glass plates 11, 12 and defining a plurality of opening areas 43, 73; and a joint layer 13, 14 disposed between the conductive pattern 40, 70 and at least one of the pair of glass plates 11, 12; wherein the conductive pattern 40, 70 includes a plurality of connection elements 44, 74 that extend between two branch points 42, 72 to define the opening areas 43, 73; and a total value of lengths of straight line segments connecting the two branch points 42, 72 is less than 20% of a total value of the plurality of connection elements 44, 74.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Suetsugu, Manabu Hirakawa, Satoshi Goishihara, Koichi Kinoshita, Hidenori Nakamura, Koujiro Ohkawa, Tetsuo Matsukura, Isao Inoue
  • Patent number: 10816018
    Abstract: A hydraulic driving device of an industrial vehicle includes: a tank which stores hydraulic oil; a hydraulic pump which includes a suction port sucking the hydraulic oil and a discharge port discharging the hydraulic oil; a hydraulic cylinder which is driven by the hydraulic oil discharged from the discharge port of the hydraulic pump; a direction switching valve which is disposed among the hydraulic pump, the tank, and the hydraulic cylinder and switches a hydraulic oil flow direction in response to an operation state of operation means for driving the hydraulic cylinder; in which the direction switching valve includes a main spool which moves in response to the operation state of the operation means and a flow regulator which is disposed inside the main spool to control a flow rate of the hydraulic oil flowing from the hydraulic cylinder to the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, NISHIA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Ueda, Koshiro Saji, Shigeto Nakajima, Yukinori Takeda, Koichi Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20200334477
    Abstract: A state estimation apparatus includes an image obtaining unit that obtains a captured image from an imaging device placed to capture an image of a target person to be at a predetermined position, a first analysis unit that analyzes a facial behavior of the target person based on the captured image and obtains first information about the facial behavior of the target person, a second analysis unit that analyzes body movement of the target person based on the captured image and obtains second information about the body movement of the target person, and an estimation unit that estimates a state of the target person based on the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Koichi KINOSHITA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Hideto HAMABASHIRI, Tadashi HYUGA, Mei UETANI
  • Patent number: 10684695
    Abstract: A data processing device that performs data processing of monitoring a person, the data processing device includes: a calculator configured to calculate pupil movement and head movement of the person; an evaluator configured to evaluate a suitability degree of a situation in calculating vestibulo-ocular reflex movement based on the pupil movement and the head movement of the person; a provision unit configured to provide the suitability degree evaluated by the evaluator to data relating to the pupil movement and the head movement of the person calculated by the calculator; and a reflex movement calculator configured to calculate the vestibulo-ocular reflex movement of the person based on the data in consideration of the suitability degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yamato Takeuchi, Koichi Kinoshita, Hitoshi Mukai, Shigenori Nagae, Ayumi Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10653350
    Abstract: A data processing device that performs data processing of monitoring a person, the data processing device includes: a calculator configured to calculate pupil movement and head movement of the person; an evaluator configured to evaluate a suitability degree of a situation in calculating the VOR; a provision unit configured to provide the suitability degree evaluated by the evaluator to data calculated by the calculator; a selector configured to select a first technique of calculating the sleepiness based on the VOR of the person or a second technique different from the first technique based on the suitability degree provided to the data; a first sleepiness calculator configured to calculate the sleepiness based on the first technique when the selector selects the first technique; and a second sleepiness calculator configured to calculate the sleepiness based on the second technique when the selector selects the second technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ayumi Takemoto, Koichi Kinoshita, Hitoshi Mukai, Shigenori Nagae, Yamato Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20200001880
    Abstract: A driver state estimation device which can estimate a distance to a driver's head position without detecting a center position of the driver's face area in an image, includes a camera, a lighting part, and a CPU including a face detecting section for detecting the driver's face in a first image picked up at the time of light irradiation from the lighting part and in a second image picked up at the time of no light irradiation from the lighting part, a face brightness ratio calculating section for calculating a brightness ratio between the driver's face in the first image and that in the second image, and a distance estimating section for estimating a distance from the driver's head to the camera using the calculated face brightness ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi HYUGA, Masaki SUWA, Koichi KINOSHITA
  • Patent number: 10508912
    Abstract: A device configured to apprehend a road surface shape by using data measured by a measuring device appropriately apprehends a road surface shape. A road surface shape measuring device is provided with a road surface information acquiring unit and a road surface shape determining unit. The road surface information acquiring unit acquires road surface information about each of multiple points on a road surface, the road surface information including: a road surface position which is the position, of the road surface, on a reference plane divided into a plurality of sectioned regions; and a road surface height which is the height of the road surface at the road surface position. The road surface shape determining unit estimates respective surface shapes of the sectioned regions by using the road surface information included in the corresponding sectioned regions, and thereby determines a partial shape or the entire shape of the road surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Kinoshita, Manabu Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20190377967
    Abstract: An image analyzer repeatedly obtains a captured image including a subject to be detected, and detects, in the captured image, a first area likely to include the subject without a cover, detects, in the captured image, a second area likely to include the subject with a cover, and determines whether the subject is covered by the cover based on a detection result of the first area and a detection result of the second area and a determination result for the captured image obtained previously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Koichi KINOSHITA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Mei UETANI
  • Publication number: 20190370996
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first learner trained to detect an orientation of a face in an image including a human face for receiving an input of a target image including a human face and outputting first information associated with an orientation of a face included in the target image, at least one second learner trained, for the first information, to detect a position of a facial component in an image including a human face for receiving an input of the target image and outputting second information associated with a position of a facial component included in the target image, and a control unit that controls the first learner and the second learner. The control unit uses the first learner to obtain the first information from the target image, and uses the second learner corresponding to the first information to obtain the second information from the target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Koichi KINOSHITA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Hatsumi AOI, Mei UETANI
  • Publication number: 20190370580
    Abstract: A driver monitoring apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes: an image obtaining unit that obtains a captured image from an imaging apparatus arranged so as to capture an image of a driver seated in a driver seat of a vehicle; an observation information obtaining unit that obtains observation information regarding the driver, the observation information including facial behavior information regarding behavior of a face of the driver; and a driver state estimating unit that inputs the captured image and the observation information to a trained learner that has been trained to estimate a degree of concentration of the driver on driving, and obtains, from the learner, driving concentration information regarding the degree of concentration of the driver on driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hatsumi AOI, Koichi KINOSHITA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Tomohiro YABUUCHI, Mei UETANI
  • Publication number: 20190347499
    Abstract: A driver state estimation device, which can precisely estimate a head position of a driver in the real world from an image, includes a monocular camera for picking up an image including a face of a driver, and a CPU including a head center position estimating section for estimating a head center position of the driver in the image using a three-dimensional face shape model fitted on the face of the driver in the image picked up by the monocular camera, and a distance estimating section for estimating a distance between an origin point located in a front direction of the driver's seat and a head center position of the driver in the real world, on the basis of the head center position of the driver in the image estimated and information including a specification and a position posture of the monocular camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiko YANAGAWA, Tadashi HYUGA, Tomoyoshi AIZAWA, Koichi KINOSHITA