Patents by Inventor KOJI HORIUCHI

KOJI HORIUCHI 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: 20220260067
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a fluid control apparatus having a diaphragm structure and small flow path resistance. [Solving Means] A fluid control apparatus according to the present technology includes a first space, two flat plate members, a drive mechanism, a second space, a first check valve, and a second check valve. The first space has an inlet and an outlet. The two flat plate members face each other via the first space, and at least one of the flat plate members is an elastic body having flexibility. The drive mechanism bends the elastic body. The second space adjoins the first space, communicates with the first space via the inlet, and has a suction port. The first check valve allows fluid to flow from the suction port to the first space via the inlet. The third space adjoins the first space, communicates with the first space via the outlet, and has a discharge port. The second check valve allows the fluid to flow from the first space to the discharge port via the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi SUZUKI, Masahiro SATO, Koji FUKUMOTO, Yuya HORIUCHI, Hironobu ABE, Hiroto KAWAGUCHI, Kazuhiro HONGO, Takuma MATSUSHITA, Daisuke MIZUTA, Kentaro YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220198454
    Abstract: A checkout system is implemented by one or more computers. The checkout system includes: a product detection unit configured to detect a product to be purchased; a determination unit configured to detect whether the product detected by the product detection unit is a restricted product; an input unit configured to receive a designation operation of a settlement method by a customer; a reading unit configured to read settlement information from a settlement medium corresponding to the settlement method; an acquisition unit configured to acquire age information of the customer in accordance with the settlement method; and a processor configured to determine, in a case in which the restricted product is detected by the determination unit, purchase permission process of the restricted product based on whether the age information can be acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20220198539
    Abstract: A checkout system implemented by one or more computers includes: a product detection unit configured to detect a product to be purchased; a detection unit configured to detect whether the product detected by the product detection unit is a restricted product; a camera configured to capture a face image of a customer in a case in which the restricted product is detected; an age estimation unit configured to perform age estimation processing of the customer based on the face image; and a determination unit configured to determine whether the customer is allowed to purchase the restricted product based on an estimated age. The determination unit determines a threshold of the estimated age for determining whether the restricted product is allowed to be purchased based on an environment of a store that sells the restricted product or a situation of the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Yoshiteru TANAKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Patent number: 11264163
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding-type coil component, wherein at the time of manufacturing the winding-type coil component, the method can efficiently form an inclined external electrode, can change inclination of an external electrode, and can satisfy a demand for the manufacture of plural kinds of winding-type coil components provided with external electrodes having different inclination angles respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 11069057
    Abstract: A skin diagnostic device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a skin image obtained by capturing skin, an image analyzer that calculates an index value indicating a darkness level of a color of a discolored region of the skin from the obtained skin image, a threshold determination unit that determines a threshold based on the calculated index value and a size of a contrast of the skin image, and a skin diagnostic unit that performs a diagnosis on the skin by comparing the determined threshold and normalized luminance value data obtained by normalizing luminance value data of the skin image with an average luminance value of the luminance value data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Horiuchi, Tadanori Tezuka, Hiroto Tomita
  • Publication number: 20200320683
    Abstract: A skin diagnostic device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a skin image obtained by capturing skin, an image analyzer that calculates an index value indicating a darkness level of a color of a discolored region of the skin from the obtained skin image, a threshold determination unit that determines a threshold based on the calculated index value and a size of a contrast of the skin image, and a skin diagnostic unit that performs a diagnosis on the skin by comparing the determined threshold and normalized luminance value data obtained by normalizing luminance value data of the skin image with an average luminance value of the luminance value data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Tadanori TEZUKA, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20190103214
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding-type coil component, wherein at the time of manufacturing the winding-type coil component, the method can efficiently form an inclined external electrode, can change inclination of an external electrode, and can satisfy a demand for the manufacture of plural kinds of winding-type coil components provided with external electrodes having different inclination angles respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventor: Koji HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 10199156
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding-type coil component, wherein at the time of manufacturing the winding-type coil component, the method can efficiently form an inclined external electrode, can change inclination of an external electrode, and can satisfy a demand for the manufacture of plural kinds of winding-type coil components provided with external electrodes having different inclination angles respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20180028107
    Abstract: A skin diagnosis device includes an imaging unit (17) that images a face of a person who is subjected to a diagnosis, a facial part analyzer (18) that analyzes a facial part, based on a facial image of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis, an irradiation management unit (13) that specifies positions of eyes of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis from an analysis result of the facial part, and determines a whole of a facial region except for the eye positions as an irradiation region, an irradiation unit (15) that irradiates the determined irradiation region with light, and a skin diagnosis analyzer (19) that performs a skin diagnosis, based on the facial image, which is imaged by being irradiated with the light, of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis. It is possible to protect the eyes of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis, and to relieve stress of the person who is subjected to the diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HORIUCHI, Hiroto TOMITA
  • Patent number: 9852840
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding-type coil component, wherein at the time of manufacturing the winding-type coil component, the method can efficiently form an inclined external electrode, can change inclination of an external electrode, and can satisfy a demand for the manufacture of plural kinds of winding-type coil components provided with external electrodes having different inclination angles respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20170278621
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding-type coil component, wherein at the time of manufacturing the winding-type coil component, the method can efficiently form an inclined external electrode, can change inclination of an external electrode, and can satisfy a demand for the manufacture of plural kinds of winding-type coil components provided with external electrodes having different inclination angles respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventor: Koji HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170229231
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding-type coil component, wherein at the time of manufacturing the winding-type coil component, the method can efficiently form an inclined external electrode, can change inclination of an external electrode, and can satisfy a demand for the manufacture of plural kinds of winding-type coil components provided with external electrodes having different inclination angles respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: Koji HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 9728320
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding-type coil component, wherein at the time of manufacturing the winding-type coil component, the method can efficiently form an inclined external electrode, can change inclination of an external electrode, and can satisfy a demand for the manufacture of plural kinds of winding-type coil components provided with external electrodes having different inclination angles respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20170154728
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding-type coil component, wherein at the time of manufacturing the winding-type coil component, the method can efficiently form an inclined external electrode, can change inclination of an external electrode, and can satisfy a demand for the manufacture of plural kinds of winding-type coil components provided with external electrodes having different inclination angles respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 9342872
    Abstract: A color correction parameter computation method includes: obtaining first color-signal values respectively corresponding to colors of color patches and obtained by photographing a color chart having the patches thereon, and reference color-signal values respectively defining the colors of the patches; computing, for each color of the patches, a color difference component between the first and the reference color-signal values; selecting at least one color of the patches by comparing the magnitude of the difference components; computing a color correction parameter using the first and the reference color-signal values corresponding to the selected color; computing an accuracy measure using the difference component between a second corrected color-signal value obtained by correcting a first color-signal value corresponding to a color other than the selected color and the reference color-signal value defining the color other than the selected color; and determining correction accuracy by comparing the accuracy m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Horiuchi, Tadanori Tezuka, Hiroto Tomita
  • Publication number: 20150348245
    Abstract: A color correction parameter computation method includes: obtaining first color-signal values respectively corresponding to colors of color patches and obtained by photographing a color chart having the patches thereon, and reference color-signal values respectively defining the colors of the patches; computing, for each color of the patches, a color difference component between the first and the reference color-signal values; selecting at least one color of the patches by comparing the magnitude of the difference components; computing a color correction parameter using the first and the reference color-signal values corresponding to the selected color; computing an accuracy measure using the difference component between a second corrected color-signal value obtained by correcting a first color-signal value corresponding to a color other than the selected color and the reference color-signal value defining the color other than the selected color; and determining correction accuracy by comparing the accuracy m
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: KOJI HORIUCHI, TADANORI TEZUKA, HIROTO TOMITA