Koichi Kobayashi 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).
Abstract: A light adjustment device includes a plurality of liquid crystal cells each including a light adjustment region that polarizes light emitted from a light source, the liquid crystal cells being stacked in a direction in which the light is emitted. The liquid crystal cells each include a first substrate in which a plurality of first metal wires are provided, and a second substrate in which a plurality of second metal wires are provided and that sandwiches a liquid crystal layer with the first substrate.
Abstract: A light adjustment device in which a plurality of liquid crystal cells each including a light adjustment region configured to polarize light emitted from a light source are stacked in a direction in which the light is emitted is disclosed. The liquid crystal cells each include a first substrate including a plurality of first drive electrodes extending in a first direction in the light adjustment region, and a second substrate sandwiching a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate and including a plurality of second drive electrodes extending in a second direction different from the first direction in the light adjustment region.
Abstract: A lens interchangeable digital camera includes an image sensor in which a subject image is formed on an imaging surface through an imaging optical system including a zoom lens and a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving the image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A zoom operation determination unit determines whether or not a zoom operation in which the zoom lens moves is being performed. In a case where the zoom operation determination unit determines that the zoom operation is being performed, an operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation which is allowed while the zoom operation is stopped.
Abstract: A traffic control apparatus includes state specifying means for specifying a state of a vehicle based on peripheral information about the vehicle received from the vehicle that can be autonomously driven, state comparison means for comparing a first specified vehicle state, which is a state of the vehicle specified by the state specifying means, with a second specified vehicle state, which is the state of the vehicle received from the vehicle and specified by the vehicle based on the peripheral information, to see whether there is a difference between the first specified vehicle state and the second specified vehicle state, and notification means for outputting a message indicating the difference when there is the difference between the first specified vehicle state and the second specified vehicle state.
Abstract: Provided is a positive electrode active material which inhibits a decrease in discharge capacity while improving output in a low SOC region. The positive electrode active material includes: first particles that each consist of a first lithium transition metal composite oxide, the first lithium transition metal composite oxide having a layered structure and having a ratio of a number of moles of nickel to a total number of moles of metals other than lithium in a composition thereof being 0.
Abstract: A wiring substrate includes a wiring layer that includes a first pad on which a first recess portion is formed and a second pad on which a second recess portion is formed; an insulating layer that includes a first opening portion penetrating to the first recess portion and a second opening portion penetrating to the second recess portion; a first metal layer filling each of the first opening portion and the second opening portion, extending on an upper surface of the insulating layer, and including a third recess portion and a fourth recess portion; and a second metal layer a part of which is stored in the third recess portion and the fourth recess portion, wherein the first metal layer has a uniform thickness at a portion extending on the upper surface, and the fourth recess portion is deeper than the third recess portion.
Abstract: A light source device includes: a substrate; a plurality of light sources disposed on the substrate; a wavelength conversion member disposed to face the plurality of light sources; and a diffusion member disposed between the wavelength conversion member and the plurality of light sources, and configured to uniformize distribution of traveling direction angle of incident light.
Abstract: An information leakage prevention shield device includes a control unit to output a frequency setting signal for setting a filter frequency for an electromagnetic wave emitted from a device, and a modulation signal based on a time variation pattern for sequentially instructing a plurality of different transmission characteristics over time, and a dynamic electromagnetic-wave filter having a filter frequency set by a frequency setting signal from the control unit, having the plurality of different transmission characteristics over time set by the modulation signal from the control unit, to transmit an electromagnetic wave other than the filter frequency set by the frequency setting signal, and to have the plurality of different transmission characteristics over time set by the modulation signal with respect to the filter frequency set by the frequency setting signal.
Abstract: The moving body receives data from a remote monitoring apparatus and transmits data to the remote monitoring apparatus, via the wireless communication network. A candidate route acquisition unit acquires a candidate route of the moving body to a destination. A communication quality evaluation unit evaluates communication quality of the wireless communication network at each location included in the candidate route for each direction of communication by using communication quality information for each direction of communication. A candidate route evaluation unit evaluates communication stability of the candidate route by using communication quality evaluated for each direction of communication. A route determination unit determines a movement route of the moving body among the candidate routes by using an evaluation result of the communication stability.
Abstract: A server receives video data from a moving body. A traveling speed control apparatus controls a traveling speed of the moving body. A quality monitoring unit monitors video quality of the video data received by the server. A speed upper limit calculation unit calculates, by using the video quality and a monitoring required condition of the video data, a maximum value of a traveling speed satisfying the monitoring required condition as an upper limit value of a traveling speed of the moving body. A speed control unit controls a traveling speed of the moving body to be equal to or lower than the calculated upper limit value.
Abstract: A three-dimensional shaping device includes: a discharge unit configured to discharge a shaping material; a weight measuring unit configured to measure a weight of the shaping material discharged from the discharge unit; and a control unit configured to control the discharge unit and the weight measuring unit to shape a three-dimensional shaped object by stacking layers of the shaping material in a shaping region of a stage, in which the control unit is configured to control the weight measuring unit to measure the weight of the shaping material discharged from the discharge unit, determine whether a predetermined amount of the shaping material is discharged from the discharge unit based on the weight measured by the weight measuring unit, and when it is determined that the predetermined amount of the shaping material is not discharged, control the discharge unit so that the predetermined amount of the shaping material is discharged from the discharge unit.
Abstract: An editing device acquires a first image in which an occupant of a vehicle has been imaged in association with a time point in a time series and a second image in which scenery around the vehicle has been imaged in association with a time point in a time series, acquires first index information indicating feelings of the occupant when the first image has been captured on the basis of the first image, and extracts the first image and the second image from first images of the time series and second images of the time series on the basis of the first index information and the time point associated with the first image based on the first index information to generate a library including the extracted images.
Abstract: A cooling device includes: a duct that guides air that has absorbed heat generated inside a cooling target and has been discharged, to the cooling target; a cooler that is provided in the duct and cools the air flowing inside the duct; and an adjusting mechanism that is located on a downstream side of the cooler, adjusts an amount of the air discharged from the duct into a room where the cooling target is installed.
Abstract: An object of this invention is to obtain a whitelist generator with which the accuracy of data relating to the specifications of normal communication serving as an automatic generation source can be guaranteed, whereby the accuracy of a generated whitelist can be guaranteed over an entire whitelist generation flow. The whitelist generator is applied to a system formed from a plurality of devices, the plurality of devices being configured to exchange data with each other, in order to generate a whitelist used for whitelisting intrusion detection, and includes a model verification unit that verifies, on the basis of an input model, at least one of whether or not normal communication in the system has been modeled correctly and whether or not the model is logically consistent, and a model conversion unit that converts the verified model into a whitelist.
Abstract: A support structure supports a component mounted on a mounting surface of a structure by pressing the component to the mounting surface side and includes a first support tool and a second support tool used so that the component is pressed to the mounting surface side and supported and a fixing portion provided on the structure and fixing the first support tool and the second support tool. The first support tool and the second support tool are fixed to the same fixing portion.
Abstract: A light emitting device includes a substrate, a laminated structure which is provided to the substrate, and includes a light emitting layer, a first electrode which has contact with the laminated structure at an opposite side of the laminated structure to the substrate, and is configured to inject an electrical current into the light emitting layer, and a wiring layer which is electrically coupled to the first electrode, and has a light shielding property with respect to light generated in the light emitting layer, wherein the wiring layer is provided with a first opening part which the light emitted from the laminated structure passes through, and the first opening part is located inside an outer edge of the first electrode in a plan view.
Abstract: A light emitting apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a substrate, a first light emitting section, a second light emitting section, a first electrode, a second electrode, a first protective layer, and a second protective layer. The area of the first electrode is greater than the area of the second electrode, the first protective layer has a first through hole, and the second protective layer has a second through hole. The first through hole has a first hole and a second hole, and the second through hole has a third hole and a fourth hole. A first opening area is greater than a second opening area, and a third opening area is greater than a fourth opening area of an opening of the fourth hole that is the opening closest to the substrate, the outer edge of the second opening overlaps with the first electrode, and the outer edge of the fourth opening overlaps with the second electrode. The second opening area is greater than the fourth opening area.
Abstract: A semiconductor laser including: a first mirror layer; a second mirror layer; an active layer, a current confinement layer, a first region, and a second region, in which the first mirror layer, the second mirror layer, the active layer, the current confinement layer, the first region, and the second region constitute a laminated body, the first region and the second region constitute an oxidized region of the laminated body, in a plan view, the laminated body includes a first part, a second part, and a third part disposed between the first part and the second part and resonating light generated in the active layer, and in a plan view, at least at a part of the third part, W1>W3 and W2>W3, W1 is a width of the oxidized region of the first part, W2 is a width of the oxidized region of the second part, and W3 is a width of the oxidized region of the third part.
Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor laser including: a first mirror layer; a second mirror layer; an active layer; a current confinement layer; a first region including a plurality of first oxidized layers; and a second region including a plurality of second oxidized layers, in which, in a plan view, the laminated body includes a first part including the first region and the second region, a second part including the first region and the second region, and a third part disposed between the first part and the second part and resonating light generated in the active layer, the third part includes a fourth part including the first region and the second region and having a first groove, a fifth part including the first region and the second region and having a second groove, and a sixth part disposed between the fourth part and the fifth part and sandwiched between the first part and the second part, in a plan view.