Patents by Inventor Koichi Sugiyama

Koichi Sugiyama 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: 10496226
    Abstract: Provided is an optical sensing member, comprising a light guide plate 102 which propagates light from a light source unit 108, detecting units 104, 106 which detect scattered light from the light guide plate 102 being touched, an optical member which guides the scattered light to the detecting units, and a primary control unit 118 which computes the touch location upon the light guide plate 102 on the basis of information relating to the detected light. The optical member has arc-shaped curved surfaces formed on the end parts which face each of the detecting units. Each of the detecting units outputs, as the information relating to the light which is detected by the detecting units, location information corresponding to the angle of entry to the detecting units of the light which is radiated from the facing arc-shaped curved surfaces. It is thus possible to clarify contours of the light which is detected by the detecting units, and to improve the precision of the detection of the touch location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Sugiyama, Nobuyuki Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10485776
    Abstract: A medicament to be applied as an external preparation for therapeutic treatment of a local symptom of a neuropathic disease, which contains gabapentin or pregabalin in the form of an aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KEMPHYS LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Shudo, Kiyoshi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10465262
    Abstract: A method for cooling a steel strip, comprising jetting mist to a steel strip passing through a cooling installation such that an amount of mist jetted to the steel strip is smaller in an edge portion in a width direction of the steel strip than in a center portion, sucking at least part of mist jetted to the steel strip, and cooling the steel strip at a sheet-passing speed such that, during a period between start and end of cooling, a temperature of the steel strip is within a film boiling temperature range and a temperature of the edge portion in the width direction of the steel strip is equal to or higher than a temperature of the center portion in at least a range of ? or more from the upstream side in the sheet-passing direction of a total cooling length of the cooling installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Nishizawa, Hiroshi Minehara, Yasuhiro Mori, Seiji Sugiyama, Masafumi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10463316
    Abstract: A medical information processing system includes setting circuitry, generating circuitry and output control circuitry. The setting circuitry is configured to set a region of interest in a three-dimensional image that is generated by emitting X-rays to a breast of a subject and imaging the breast from different directions. The generating circuitry is configured to generate reference information in which positional information about the region of interest is associated with a schematic diagram of the breast. The output control circuitry is configured to cause output circuitry to output the reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuko Sugiyama, Mariko Shibata, Yoshimasa Kobayashi, Kei Mori, Koichi Terai, Toshie Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20190295059
    Abstract: A distributed computer system includes a central server, a computing device of a user, and point-of-sale terminals. The central server is configured to assign a global user ID to a user and store, in association with the global user ID, local user IDs. The computing device is configured to generate and display a code symbol representing at least one user ID. A point-of-sale terminal is configured to scan the displayed code symbol and code symbols of merchandise being purchased, and generate transaction information. A local server is configured to transfer the transaction information from the point-of-sale terminal to the central server. When the transaction information includes a local user ID, a point total of the user is updated based on the transaction information and transmitted to the computing device. The central server stores the transaction information, which is received from the local server, in association with the global user ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi YAMADA, Koichi SUGIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Makoto YOSHIMURA, Takashi NAKAJIMA, Nobuhiro SUGITA
  • Patent number: 10387861
    Abstract: A distributed computer system includes a central server, a computing device of a user, and point-of-sale terminals. The central server is configured to assign a global user ID to a user and store, in association with the global user ID, local user IDs. The computing device is configured to generate and display a code symbol representing at least one user ID. A point-of-sale terminal is configured to scan the displayed code symbol and code symbols of merchandise being purchased, and generate transaction information. A local server is configured to transfer the transaction information from the point-of-sale terminal to the central server. When the transaction information includes a local user ID, a point total of the user is updated based on the transaction information and transmitted to the computing device. The central server stores the transaction information, which is received from the local server, in association with the global user ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi Yamada, Koichi Sugiyama, Yasuhiro Arai, Tsuyoshi Gotanda, Makoto Yoshimura, Takashi Nakajima, Nobuhiro Sugita
  • Publication number: 20190195521
    Abstract: A radiation receiving sensor includes an infrared receiver including a plurality of infrared receiving devices that receive infrared radiation, a lens that allows infrared radiation to enter the infrared receiver, a rotator that rotates the infrared receiver and the lens about a part of the lens, and a cover member that faces the infrared receiver through the lens and that has translucency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi KUSUKAME, Nawatt SILAWAN, Shinichi SHIKII, Aki YONEDA, Kazuki FUNASE, Takahiro FUKUNISHI, Toshimitsu KODA, Norimasa ISHIKAWA, Hiroshi YAMANAKA, Takanori SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10309670
    Abstract: A radiation receiving sensor includes an infrared receiver including a plurality of infrared receiving devices that receive infrared radiation, a lens that allows infrared radiation to enter the infrared receiver, a rotator that rotates the infrared receiver and the lens about a part of the lens, and a cover member that faces the infrared receiver through the lens and that has translucency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Kusukame, Nawatt Silawan, Shinichi Shikii, Aki Yoneda, Kazuki Funase, Takahiro Fukunishi, Toshimitsu Koda, Norimasa Ishikawa, Hiroshi Yamanaka, Takanori Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10293392
    Abstract: This coiler device provided with a chute guide has: pinch rollers that lead a metal sheet carried in along a path line to a coil-up line that is curved from the path line; a mandrel that is disposed ahead of the coil-up line and coils up the metal sheet; and a chute guide that guides the upward-facing surface side of the metal sheet at the coil-up line and introduces the metal sheet to the coil-up opening of the mandrel. A configuration is adopted such that the chute guide has: a main body frame; and a liner that is attached to the main body frame, forms at least a portion of the guide surface that guides the metal sheet, has a lower coefficient of friction than the main body frame, and has a lower hardness than the metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES JAPAN, LTD., JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Koichi Arai, Takayuki Endo, Takao Uchiyama, Tsutomu Sugiyama, Takeshi Chiba
  • Publication number: 20190073649
    Abstract: A transaction data processing apparatus includes a scanning unit configured to scan a product code of a product related to a transaction, a printing unit configured to print transaction data on a sheet, a communication unit configured to transmit the transaction data to an external device over a network, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to generate the transaction data based on the scanned product code, determine whether the network is online or offline, and control the communication unit to transmit the transaction data to the external device when the network is online, and the printing unit to print the transaction data on the sheet when the network is offline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Kuniyoshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190049769
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an electronic apparatus that can prevent defects caused by a seepage of ultraviolet curable resin, a method of bonding the electronic apparatus, and a substrate laminate. [Solving Means] An electronic apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a translucent substrate, a display panel, a first bond layer, and a guard. The translucent substrate has a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a frame-shaped coating arranged at a periphery of the first surface. The display panel has a display surface faced to the first surface. The first bond layer bonds the first surface and the display surface together, coats an inner periphery of the coating, and is made of a cured product of light-curable resin. The guard is arranged on the coating along at least a part of a periphery of the first bond layer and has a structural surface with lower wettability to the light-curable resin than that of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Sugiyama, Akihiro Konno, Fei Zeng
  • Publication number: 20190026720
    Abstract: An electronic receipt management system includes a point of sale terminal at a first location that generates electronic receipt information including a first product name that is specific to the first location for a first product. A first server receives the electronic receipt information from the point of sale terminal. A second server receives the electronic receipt information from the first server and generates a unified name for the first product that is the same for electronic receipt information received from a plurality of locations, converts the first product name in the received electronic receipt information to the unified name for the first product, generates converted electronic receipt information incorporating the unified name, and then transmits the converted electronic receipt information to a mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Koichi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190026714
    Abstract: A transaction data processing apparatus includes a scanning unit configured to scan a product code of a product related to a transaction, a printing unit configured to print transaction data on a sheet, a communication unit configured to transmit the transaction data to an external device over a network, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to generate the transaction data based on the scanned product code, determine whether the network is online or offline, and control the communication unit to transmit the transaction data to the external device when the network is online, and the printing unit to print the transaction data on the sheet when the network is offline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Kuniyoshi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10152174
    Abstract: An FTIR touch panel (100) includes a light guide plate (11) and a prism (14) joined to the light guide plate (11). The prism (14) includes a side surface (14a), which is a joining portion that is joined to the light guide plate (11), and a groove (141) in which a light source (12) is inserted. Light emitted from the light source (12) is incident on the prism (14) through a wall surface of the groove (141), and travels from the prism (14) to the light guide plate (11) through the side surface (14a). Plating (200) is formed on a surface of the prism (14) over a region excluding the side surface (14a) and the wall surface of the groove (141). Accordingly, a touch panel having a high position detection accuracy can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Sugiyama, Nobuyuki Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20180276642
    Abstract: A point-of-sale (POS) terminal is configured to generate a security watermark for receipts to protect against counterfeit receipts. The POS terminal includes a code reader, a printer, and a processor configured to register items to be purchased by a user based on codes read by the code reader and associate the registered items with a user code if one of the codes read by the code reader is the user code. Upon completion of a purchase transaction for the registered items, the processor causes the printer to print a paper receipt without a security watermark if none of the codes read by the code reader is the user code and generates an electronic receipt with a security watermark if one of the codes read by the code reader is the user code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Koichi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180004356
    Abstract: Provided is an optical sensing member, comprising a light guide plate 102 which propagates light from a light source unit 108, detecting units 104, 106 which detect scattered light from the light guide plate 102 being touched, an optical member which guides the scattered light to the detecting units, and a primary control unit 118 which computes the touch location upon the light guide plate 102 on the basis of information relating to the detected light. The optical member has arc-shaped curved surfaces formed on the end parts which face each of the detecting units. Each of the detecting units outputs, as the information relating to the light which is detected by the detecting units, location information corresponding to the angle of entry to the detecting units of the light which is radiated from the facing arc-shaped curved surfaces. It is thus possible to clarify contours of the light which is detected by the detecting units, and to improve the precision of the detection of the touch location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Nobuyuki YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20170249604
    Abstract: An electronic receipt system includes first and second servers communicating with a user device. The first server is configured to, in response to a first request including a company ID from a user device, transmit screen data including instructions to display on the user device a company screen that includes a link for accessing an electronic receipt service. The second server stores a plurality of electronic receipts, each associated with one of a plurality of company IDs and one of a plurality of member IDs, and in response to requests from the user device, transmits to the user device, screen data including instructions to display on the user device an electronic receipt list screen that includes a list of electronic receipts of the user that are associated with the company ID, wherein the list includes one or more separate links each for requesting one of the retrieved electronic receipts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventor: Koichi SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170103623
    Abstract: A server includes a communication interface through which the server communicates with a mobile computing device of a user, a storage unit storing transaction data of a product purchased by the user, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to control the communication unit to transmit, to the mobile computing device, the transaction data and a link for retrieving a code symbol of the product, and in response to an operation of the link on the mobile computing device, transmit to the mobile computing device image data of the code symbol, such that the code symbol is displayed on a display unit of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Kuniyoshi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170031516
    Abstract: An FTIR touch panel (100) includes a light guide plate (11) and a prism (14) joined to the light guide plate (11). The prism (14) includes a side surface (14a), which is a joining portion that is joined to the light guide plate (11), and a groove (141) in which a light source (12) is inserted. Light emitted from the light source (12) is incident on the prism (14) through a wall surface of the groove (141), and travels from the prism (14) to the light guide plate (11) through the side surface (14a). Plating (200) is formed on a surface of the prism (14) over a region excluding the side surface (14a) and the wall surface of the groove (141). Accordingly, a touch panel having a high position detection accuracy can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Nobuyuki YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20160071080
    Abstract: A transaction data processing apparatus includes a scanning unit configured to scan a product code of a product related to a transaction, a printing unit configured to print transaction data on a sheet, a communication unit configured to transmit the transaction data to an external device over a network, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to generate the transaction data based on the scanned product code, determine whether the network is online or offline, and control the communication unit to transmit the transaction data to the external device when the network is online, and the printing unit to print the transaction data on the sheet when the network is offline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Koichi SUGIYAMA, Yasuhiro ARAI, Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Keiichi HASEGAWA, Kuniyoshi YAMADA