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).

  • Publication number: 20230020328
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a processor and a memory connected to or built into the processor. The processor is configured to process a captured image by using an AI method that uses a neural network and perform composition processing of combining a first image obtained by processing the captured image by using the AI method and a second image obtained by processing the captured image without using the AI method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Yitong ZHANG, Taro SAITO, Tomoharu SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20230011189
    Abstract: The information processing device includes a voice guidance unit configured to acquire a current position of the mobile body and perform voice guidance along a route to a destination. When an information request by a user is made by designating a direction different from the direction indicated by a current route at a guide point, the voice guidance unit outputs information on a comparison between the current route and a route to the destination advancing in a designated direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Koichi OGINO, Takeshi TANAKA, Kengo IENAGA
  • Publication number: 20230004113
    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 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: September 9, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Jiro Shirakata, Shun Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20230003862
    Abstract: An object detection system includes: a plurality of object detection units. The object detection units each include a transmission and reception unit configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave and receive a reflected wave generated by reflection of the ultrasonic wave on an object, a reception circuit unit configured to detect a signal level of the reflected wave received by the transmission and reception unit, a detection unit configured to detect the object by comparing the signal level detected by the reception circuit unit with a predetermined signal threshold value, a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of an environment, and a detection sensitivity adjustment unit configured to adjust detection sensitivity of the reception circuit unit based on a second lowest temperature among temperatures detected by the respective temperature sensors in the plurality of object detection units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya HOZUMI, Hisashi INABA, Toshinori TANAKA, Koichi SASSA, Yuichi UKAI, Takuya SAKIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230007178
    Abstract: A processor of an imaging apparatus including an imaging element that images a subject through an imaging optical system is configured to: perform a recording control of performing one of: first processing as defined herein; and second processing as defined herein; perform an image shake correction control of correcting an image shake of a captured image output from the imaging element by moving one or both of the imaging element and a lens included in the imaging optical system; perform image processing of generating a live view image for displaying a subject image formed in the second region on a display unit; and perform a control of setting, in a case of performing the first processing, a movable range of at least one of the imaging element and the lens in the image shake correction control to be larger than in a case of performing the second processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Kosuke KURIBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11541779
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: an engine; an exhaust pipe through which exhaust gas from the engine is released; a battery pack located near the exhaust pipe; and an ECU that executes, during limp-home traveling of the vehicle, control in which the battery pack is not charged and discharged, and output suppression control in which output of the engine is suppressed. In the output suppression control, when the catalyst temperature is above a threshold value, the ECU suppresses the output of the engine, as compared to when the catalyst temperature is below the threshold value, while maintaining a state in which the engine can output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tanaka, Kazuki Kubo, Kimihito Nakamura, Kenta Fujimoto, Takayuki Oshino, Yoshihiro Uchida, Koichi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11545564
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an N-type drift layer provided between a first main surface and a second main surface of the semiconductor substrate and an N-type buffer layer provided between the N-type drift layer and the first main surface and having a higher impurity peak concentration than the N-type drift layer. The N-type buffer layer has a structure that a first buffer layer, a second buffer layer, a third buffer layer, and a fourth buffer layer are disposed in this order from a side of the first main surface. When a distance from an impurity peak position of the first buffer layer to an impurity peak position of the second buffer layer is L12 and a distance from an impurity peak position of the second buffer layer to an impurity peak position of the third buffer layer is L23, a relationship of L23/L12?3.5 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Koichi Nishi, Katsumi Nakamura, Ze Chen, Koji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11545350
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koichi Tanaka, Takushi Yamamoto, Manaho Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Izumi
  • Patent number: 11537192
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a connection unit, a first power supply unit, a second power supply unit, and a control device. The connection unit is connected to an electronic apparatus including a controlled device and a communication relay unit. The first power supply unit can supply power to the controlled device. The second power supply unit can supply power to the communication relay unit. The control device is capable of switching a power supply state by the first power supply unit and the second power supply unit between at least a first stop state in which power supply by the first power supply unit is continued and power supply by the second power supply unit is stopped and a second stop state in which power supply by the first power supply unit and the second power supply unit is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kitao, Atsushi Suzuki, Koichi Tanaka, Tetsuo Tomimatsu, Masayuki Shigetomi, Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20220408042
    Abstract: The pixel region includes a first phase difference pixel group including a plurality of the phase difference pixels of which the first side of the photoelectric conversion element is blocked by the light blocking layer in a first side region of the first side, and a second phase difference pixel group including a plurality of the phase difference pixels of which the second side of the photoelectric conversion element is blocked by the light blocking layer. The first phase difference pixel group includes a first A pixel and a first B pixel in which a light blocking area of the photoelectric conversion element using the light blocking layer is smaller than that of the first A pixel. The controller performs addition readout processing in which at least one of a pixel signal of the first A pixel or a pixel signal of the first B pixel is weighted in accordance with optical characteristics of the imaging lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi TANAKA, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Junya KITAGAWA, Yuya NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20220390783
    Abstract: It is an object of the present disclosure to dispose an optical element on a lower surface side of transistors without being influenced by heat treatment in a transistor forming process such that peeling, displacement, and the like do not easily occur. A transistor array substrate includes: a first substrate (110) including transistors (113) arranged in an array; and a second substrate (120) including an optical element (122), in which the transistors are arranged on a front surface side of the first substrate, and the second substrate is bonded to a back surface of the first substrate by plasma bonding treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: KOICHI AMARI, KOICHI NAGASAWA, HITOSHI TSUNO, YOSHIHIKO KAJIYA, SHINTARO NAKANO, TSUYOSHI OKAZAKI, AKIKO TORIYAMA, YOSHITAKA YAGI, KEIICHI MAEDA, TAKASHI SAKAIRI, TSUTOMU TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20220390695
    Abstract: An optical cable laying construction set (X) that includes an optical cable (C1) and plugs (P1 and P2). The optical cable (C1) includes an optical fiber which is a refractive index distribution-type plastic optical fiber. The plug (P1) includes a connecting portion connectable to the optical fiber, and an electric connector connectable to an external device, and has a configuration for converting an electric signal into an optical signal. The plug (P2) includes a connecting portion connectable to the optical fiber, and an electric connector connectable to an external device, and has a configuration for converting an optical signal to an electric signal. In an optical cable laying construction method of the present invention, laying construction of the optical cable on site is carried out using the optical cable laying construction set (X).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi TSUDA, Yusuke SHIMIZU, Yuhei TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11509826
    Abstract: An imaging device according to a first aspect of the present invention includes an imaging section that captures a video, a static image file generation section that extracts a first frame from a plurality of frames constituting the video and generates a static image file, a video file generation section that divides the video in accordance with the generation of the static image file to generate a plurality of video files, and a storage section that stores the static image file in association with a first video file that includes the first frame among the plurality of video files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsu Wada, Kenkichi Hayashi, Koichi Tanaka, Yukinori Nishiyama, Tetsuya Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20220365360
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro UCHIDA, Koichi TANAKA, Kenkichi HAYASHI, Hideo KOBAYASHI, Seiichi IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220360704
    Abstract: In a display method of a video in which a part of a captured video is cut out and the cut-out video is switched, the convenience for a user is improved. A display method of displaying a video captured by an imaging apparatus includes a setting step of setting a plurality of set regions in a reference region which is an imaging region of a reference video, a selection step of selecting a recording region, which is a region of a record video to be recorded, from among the plurality of set regions, a switching step of reselecting the recording region from among the plurality of set regions to switch the recording region after the selection step is performed, and a display step of displaying the record video, the reference video, and a flag indicating a position of each of the plurality of set regions in the reference video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuya NISHIO, Koichi TANAKA, Junya KITAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20220360724
    Abstract: Provided is a more useful method as a display method of a video in which a part of a captured video is cut out and the cut-out video can be switched. A display method of displaying a video captured by an imaging apparatus includes a setting step of automatically setting a plurality of set regions or a candidate for the set region in a reference region which is an imaging region of a reference video, a selection step of selecting a recording region, which is a region of a record video to be recorded, from among the plurality of set regions, and a switching step of reselecting the recording region from among the plurality of set regions to switch the recording region after the selection step is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Junya KITAGAWA, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Koichi TANAKA, Yuya NISHIO
  • Patent number: 11495612
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Tanaka, Koichi Ito, Hideaki Hasegawa, Akihiro Tobioka, Sung Tae Lee
  • Patent number: 11496666
    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: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Kawai, Seiji Tanaka, Koichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220351300
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a display control apparatus, a display control method, and a program which allow appropriate insurance to be recommended. Displayed is an insurance table of insurance, the insurance being detected in accordance with an evaluation value or evaluation values of the insurance preparing for a life relevant event or life relevant events being related to life, the evaluation value or evaluation values being calculated by using a development probability or development probabilities with which the life relevant event or life relevant events develop on a user. The present technology can be applied to a case where the insurance is recommended and other cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: KOICHI SAKUMOTO, YOSHIHIRO WAKITA, NAOKO KOBAYASHI, YU TANAKA, MAKOTO SATO
  • Publication number: 20220344140
    Abstract: An ion analyzer includes: a reaction chamber 2 into which precursor ions derived from a sample component are introduced; a radical generation unit including an insulating tube 551, and a discharge unit 54, 552 configured to generate a discharge inside the insulating tube; a gas supply unit 52, 53 capable of supplying a first gas which is a radical raw material gas, and a second gas which is any of an oxygen gas, an ozone gas, a nitrogen gas, a gas of a compound containing an oxygen atom or a nitrogen atom, and a rare gas to an inside of the insulating tube; an evacuation unit 57 configured to evacuate the inside of the insulating tube; a radical introduction unit 55 configured to introduce radicals into an inside of the reaction chamber; and a control unit 93 configured to perform a first operation of introducing the first gas into the inside of the insulating tube, generating radicals by generating a discharge, and introducing the radicals into the inside of the reaction chamber, and a second operation of in
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori TAKAHASHI, Koichi TANAKA