Patents by Inventor Koichi Tanaka

Koichi Tanaka 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: 11223826
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device capable of performing compression processing on a video captured in each video capturing mode according to a first video capturing mode and a second video capturing mode with different capturing conditions. A possible range of a quantization parameter applied in a case where the video is compressed is made different in the first video capturing mode and the second video capturing mode with different capturing conditions. The quantization parameter is determined within a first range in a case of the first video capturing mode, and the quantization parameter is determined within a second range narrower than the first range in a case of the second video capturing mode. In particular, a second upper limit value of the second range is smaller than a first upper limit value of the first range, and a second lower limit value of the second range is larger than a first lower limit value of the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukinori Nishiyama, Tetsu Wada, Koichi Tanaka, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20220005824
    Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory openings and support openings are formed through the alternating stack, and memory opening fill structures and support pillar structures are formed in the memory openings and in the support openings, respectively. Via cavities extending to each of the sacrificial material layers are formed through the alternating stack without forming any stepped surfaces in the alternating stack. The via cavities may be formed in areas that do not overlap with the support pillar structures, or in areas that include at least one support pillar structure. Sacrificial via fill structures are formed in the via cavies, and the sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The sacrificial via fill structures are removed, and a combination of a tubular dielectric spacer and a contact via structure can be formed in the via cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinobu TANAKA, Koichi ITO, Hideaki HASEGAWA, Akihiro TOBIOKA, Sung Tae LEE
  • Publication number: 20220004137
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that makes it possible to obtain a result of prediction of a consumption degree (remaining amount) of a consumable at a desired timing. The information processing apparatus is capable of communicating with an image forming apparatus that forms an image using toner supplied from a toner container mounted thereon. A reception unit receives first information on a consumption amount of the toner by the image forming apparatus. A controller acquires date information on a designated date, and to determines second information on a consumption amount of the toner by the designated date, based on the first information in an amount corresponding to a predetermined number of days before a certain day before the designated date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Jiro Shirakata, Shun Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20220005818
    Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory openings and support openings are formed through the alternating stack, and memory opening fill structures and support pillar structures are formed in the memory openings and in the support openings, respectively. Via cavities extending to each of the sacrificial material layers are formed through the alternating stack without forming any stepped surfaces in the alternating stack. The via cavities may be formed in areas that do not overlap with the support pillar structures, or in areas that include at least one support pillar structure. Sacrificial via fill structures are formed in the via cavies, and the sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The sacrificial via fill structures are removed, and a combination of a tubular dielectric spacer and a contact via structure can be formed in the via cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinobu TANAKA, Koichi ITO, Hideaki HASEGAWA, Akihiro TOBIOKA, Sung Tae LEE
  • Patent number: 11214170
    Abstract: A power supply system P is provided with a fuel cell 1 and a battery unit 2 connected to the fuel cell 1. The battery unit 2 is provided with a first battery 21 connected to the fuel cell 1 so as to supply power to an auxiliary machine 12 of the fuel cell 1 and to be able to be charged with generated power of the fuel cell 1, a second battery 22 connected to the auxiliary machine 12 of the fuel cell 1 through a path p4 different from that of the first battery 21 so as to be able to supply power, and switchers R1, R2 configured to switch the power supply source to the auxiliary machine 12 of the fuel cell 1 between the first battery 21 and the second battery 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11214754
    Abstract: Provided is an internal combustion engine lubricating oil composition having a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; a combination of alkaline earth metal alkylhydroxybenzoate detergents; at least about 50 to about 500 ppm of boron from a boron containing detergent; a molybdenum containing compound in an amount to provide the lubricating oil composition from about 100 to about 1500 ppm molybdenum; a ZnDTP compound; where the composition comprises magnesium in an amount from about 100 to about 800 ppm, and calcium in an amount from about 500 to about 2000 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CHEVRON JAPAN LTD.
    Inventors: Hisanari Onouchi, Koichi Kubo, Isao Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210409605
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes: an imaging lens; an image capturing device main body including an imaging element that captures an optical image transmitting through the imaging lens; a first correction unit that performs correction of an image shake by a correction lens; and a second correction unit that performs correction of the image shake by the image capturing device main body. The image capturing device performs a control of causing the first correction unit and the second correction unit to share and correct the image shake and calculates a correction amount of each of the first correction unit and the second correction unit according to at least one of a temperature of the imaging lens or a temperature of the image capturing device main body in a case where correction of the image shake is performed by the first correction unit and the second correction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Junya KITAGAWA, Koichi TANAKA, Fuminori IRIE
  • Patent number: 11206083
    Abstract: An on-vehicle communication system mounted on a vehicle is provided with a master function unit and a plurality of slave function units. The plurality of slave function units are able to transmit uplink communication signals to the master function unit via at least a common optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Tanaka, Koichi Takayama
  • Publication number: 20210377444
    Abstract: The image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor, an angular velocity sensor, and a system control unit. The system control unit selects one of rotation axes based on a usage state of a digital camera, and calculates a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a second axis and a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a first axis based on distances from the selected rotation axis to the acceleration sensor, angular velocities, and accelerations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Fuminori IRIE, Junya KITAGAWA, Kouhei AWAZU
  • Publication number: 20210377443
    Abstract: An image blur correction device is configured to correct a blur of an imaging apparatus that includes an image sensor that images a subject through an imaging optical system. An image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor that detects accelerations in two directions, an angular velocity sensor that detects an angular velocity of the imaging apparatus around a rotation axis parallel to the optical axis, a rotational acceleration component calculator that calculates rotational acceleration components which are generated by rotation of the imaging apparatus around the rotation axis based on an output of the angular velocity sensor, and a blur corrector that corrects blurs of the imaging apparatus based on the rotational acceleration components and the accelerations. The blur corrector corrects the blurs based on a member of the imaging apparatus that is used for an imaging of the imaging apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Fuminori IRIE, Junya KITAGAWA, Kouhei AWAZU
  • Patent number: 11184523
    Abstract: In an imaging element in which a plurality of phase difference detection pixels and a plurality of normal pixels for imaging are two-dimensionally arranged in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction, the phase difference detection pixel includes a first phase difference pixel ZA and a second phase difference pixel ZB including opening portions for pupil separation at different positions in the horizontal direction. The first phase difference pixel ZA and the second phase difference pixel ZB are adjacently arranged to have the opening portions facing each other. RGB color filters are arranged in the plurality of normal pixels in the Bayer arrangement. The imaging element includes a normal pixel row in which only the normal pixel is arranged in the horizontal direction and a phase difference pixel row in which the first phase difference pixel ZA, the second phase difference pixel ZB, and one normal pixel are periodically arranged in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Kawai, Seiji Tanaka, Koichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210358733
    Abstract: One mode is a method for the structural analysis of an organic compound by MALDI mass spectrometry, including: a sample preparation process (S1) which includes preparing a sample by mixing a specimen containing an organic compound to be analyzed with a predetermined matrix at a mixture ratio within a range from 1:5 to 1:5000 in molar ratio; a mass spectrometry process (S3) which includes irradiating the prepared sample with a laser beam having a spot size equal to or smaller than 15 ?m to generate ions originating from a component of the specimen in the sample, and performing a mass spectrometric analysis of the generated ions; and an analyzing process (S4) which includes detecting, from a mass spectrum acquired in the mass spectrometry process, ions including product ions resulting from in-source decay, and estimating the structure of the organic compound to be analyzed based on information concerning the ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicants: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Takushi YAMAMOTO, Manaho YAMAGUCHI, Shunsuke IZUMI
  • Patent number: 11178370
    Abstract: An image correction device includes a reception unit, a detection unit and a correction unit. The reception unit receives a first-image and a second-image, which are obtained by a first-imaging device and a second-imaging device, and an imaging condition that is at least one piece of information on an imaging date and time or information on an imaging location corresponding to each of the first-image and the second-image. The detection unit detects the same scene between images indicated by the first-image and the second-image based on the imaging conditions corresponding to each of the first-image and the second-image. The correction unit extracts, from each of the images indicated by the first-image and the second-image corresponding to the same scene, a common subject which is common between the images, and performs, on the corresponding image, color correction of making colors of the extracted common subject similar to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Fujiwara, Akihiro Uchida, Kosuke Irie, Koichi Tanaka, Shinichiro Fujiki
  • Publication number: 20210352199
    Abstract: The lens interchangeable digital camera includes a sensor movement type shake correction mechanism that performs a sensor movement operation of moving an image sensor in a direction to cancel a shake. A characteristic data acquisition unit acquires optical characteristic data corresponding to optical characteristics of an imaging optical system of a lens unit mounted on a body mount. A determination unit determines whether or not adaptive optical characteristic data that can be handled by an image correction unit that performs image correction based on the optical characteristic data can be acquired. An operation deciding unit prohibits a shift operation which is at least a part of a sensor movement operation in an uncorrectable state where the image correction based on the adaptive optical characteristic data is not possible since the adaptive optical characteristic data cannot be acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Akihiro UCHIDA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Seiichi IZAWA, Hideo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210344839
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing device, an image capturing device, and an image processing method. Included are a video acquisition section that acquires a video with a variable image capturing frame rate during image capturing, an image capturing mode selection section that selects a first video capturing mode or a second video capturing mode in which an exposure time per frame is set to be shorter than that in the first video capturing mode, a compression processing selection section that selects first compression processing that prioritizes a capacity in a case where the first video capturing mode is selected or selects second compression processing that prioritizes image quality in a case where the second video capturing mode is selected, and a compression processing section that compresses the video acquired by the video acquisition section and performs the first compression processing or second compression processing selected by the compression processing selection section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukinori NISHIYAMA, Koichi TANAKA, Tetsuya FUJIKAWA, Kensuke MASUI
  • Publication number: 20210329161
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes an image capturing section that captures first video data having a frame cycle of a first frame cycle and an exposure time for one frame shorter than the first frame cycle, an image acquisition section that acquires the first video data captured by the image capturing section, a detection section that detects a flicker of a light source in the first video data, and an image capturing frame cycle control section that controls the frame cycle of the image capturing in the image capturing section. The image capturing frame cycle control section changes the frame cycle of the first video data captured by the image capturing section from the first frame cycle to a second frame cycle, which is a frame cycle shorter than the first frame cycle, in a case where the detection section detects the flicker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fujikawa, Yukinori Nishiyama, Koichi Tanaka, Tetsu Wada, Kenkichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11153490
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes: an imaging lens; an image capturing device main body including an imaging element that captures an optical image transmitting through the imaging lens; a first correction unit that performs correction of an image shake by a correction lens; and a second correction unit that performs correction of the image shake by the image capturing device main body. The image capturing device performs a control of causing the first correction unit and the second correction unit to share and correct the image shake and calculates a correction amount of each of the first correction unit and the second correction unit according to at least one of a temperature of the imaging lens or a temperature of the image capturing device main body in a case where correction of the image shake is performed by the first correction unit and the second correction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Kitagawa, Koichi Tanaka, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 11128800
    Abstract: An image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor, an angular velocity sensor, and a system control unit that calculates rotational acceleration components which are included in detected accelerations and are generated by rotation of a digital camera around a rotation axis parallel to an optical axis, and corrects blurs of the captured image signal in directions based on accelerations obtained by subtracting the rotational acceleration components from the accelerations detected by the acceleration sensor. The system control unit selects one of rotation axes based on a usage state of the digital camera, and calculates the rotational acceleration components generated by the rotation of the digital camera around the selected rotation axis based on an angular velocity and distances in the directions from the selected rotation axis to the acceleration sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Fuminori Irie, Junya Kitagawa, Kouhei Awazu
  • Patent number: 11128801
    Abstract: The image blur correction device includes an acceleration sensor, an angular velocity sensor, and a system control unit. The system control unit selects one of rotation axes based on a usage state of a digital camera, and calculates a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a second axis and a shift blur amount generated in a direction by rotation of the digital camera around a first axis based on distances from the selected rotation axis to the acceleration sensor, angular velocities, and accelerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Fuminori Irie, Junya Kitagawa, Kouhei Awazu
  • Patent number: 11121433
    Abstract: A wiring module configured to connect a power storage element group including power storage elements to external member includes: a connection member that connects electrodes of a pair of the power storage elements; an insulating protector that is attached to an electrode surface of the power storage element group and that houses the connection member; an electric cable that includes one end to be connected to a terminal electrode of the power storage element group and another end to be connected to the external member, and that is folded back from the one end to the other end; and a holding part that is provided to the insulating protector, and is configured to hold the electric cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS. LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES. LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIK KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiji Yanagida, Shinichi Takase, Yasuhiko Kotera, Yoshiaki Kuroyanagi, Koichi Tanaka