Patents by Inventor Koji Nakanishi

Koji Nakanishi 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: 20190253598
    Abstract: An information communication method obtains information from a subject using a terminal device that includes an image sensor. The method includes setting an exposure time of the image sensor having a plurality of exposure lines so that a bright line corresponding to each of the plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject. In the obtaining of the bright line image, an exposure time of each of the plurality of exposure lines partially overlaps with an exposure time of an adjacent one of the plurality of exposure lines. During asynchronous communication, a minimum width of the stripe pattern corresponds to at least two bright lines in the obtained bright line image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10373859
    Abstract: A support ring for semiconductor processing is provided. The support ring includes a ring shaped body defined by an inner edge and an outer edge. The inner edge and outer edge are concentric about a central axis. The ring shaped body further includes a first side, a second side, and a raised annular shoulder extending from the first side of the ring shaped body at the inner edge. The support ring also includes a coating on the first side. The coating has an inner region of reduced thickness region abutting the raised annular shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Mehran Behdjat, Norman L. Tam, Aaron Muir Hunter, Joseph M. Ranish, Koji Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20190236369
    Abstract: A display method is for a display apparatus to display an image, and includes: obtaining a captured display image by an image sensor included in a terminal device; obtaining a light ID by visible light communication with a subject; obtaining an AR image and recognition information which are associated with the light ID from a memory included in the terminal device; recognizing a target region within the captured display image using the recognition information; and displaying the captured display image in which the AR image is superimposed on the target region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki AOYAMA, Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Toshiyuki MAEDA, Akihiro UEKI, Kengo MIYOSHI, Tsutomu MUKAI
  • Publication number: 20190238739
    Abstract: An information communication method obtains information from a subject using a terminal device that includes an image sensor having a plurality of exposure lines. The method includes setting an exposure time of the image sensor so that a bright line corresponding to each of the plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject. In obtaining of the bright line image, an exposure time of each of the plurality of exposure lines partially overlaps with an exposure time of an adjacent one of the plurality of exposure lines. A pattern of a change in luminance of the subject is the same as a pattern of a change in luminance of another adjacent subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190238740
    Abstract: An information communication method selectively obtains a location of a terminal device. Determining the location of the terminal device by wireless communication with a wireless access point includes receiving a radio signal including a first identification information to identify a location of the wireless access point, and calculating the location of the terminal device using the identified location of the wireless access point, which is identified by the first identification information. Determining the location of the terminal device by visible light communication with a subject provides higher accuracy and includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor having a plurality to exposure lines so that a bright line corresponding to each of the plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject, obtaining a bright line image by capturing the subject, and demodulating data from the bright line image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10368005
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image, including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject, obtaining identification information of the subject, and obtaining an angle of light of the subject. The method further includes calculating a distance between the terminal device and the subject using the angle, obtaining a position of the subject that is specified by the identification information, and calculating a position of the terminal device using the distance and the position of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10368006
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a destination of a user of a terminal device, and setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in the terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines. The method includes obtaining a position of the terminal device, and displaying an arrow that indicates a direction from the position of the terminal device toward the destination on a map on the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10361780
    Abstract: A receiving method includes: setting a first exposure time for at least one exposure line of exposure lines in an image sensor, setting a second exposure time for a remainder of the exposure lines in the image sensor, and causing the image sensor to capture an image of a light transmitter, to obtain a normal image from the at least one exposure line with the first exposure time, and to obtain a bright line image from the remainder of the exposure lines with the second exposure time. The second exposure time is shorter than the first exposure time. The bright line image includes a plurality of bright lines, each of which corresponds to a different one of the remainder of the exposure lines in the image sensor. Information is obtained by decoding a pattern of the plurality of the bright lines included in the obtained bright line image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Maeda, Akihiro Ueki, Kengo Miyoshi, Tsutomu Mukai
  • Publication number: 20190216971
    Abstract: A material for adhesion prevention can be adhered to biological tissue with certainty and has improved tissue adhesiveness and biodegradability. Such material for adhesion prevention is composed of: a 1- to 1,000-?m-thick water-soluble support layer comprising a water-soluble polymer; and a 1- to 1,000-?m-thick adhesion prevention layer comprising a biodegradable polymer. The biodegradable polymer has a structure in which a branched polyalkylene glycol comprising 3 to 8 terminal hydroxyl groups per molecule is bound to a polyhydroxy alkanoic acid, and a mass ratio of the branched polyalkylene glycol relative to the total mass is 1% to 30%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Akihiro Saito, Megumi Nakanishi, Kazuhiro Tanahashi, Toru Arakane, Motonori Hochi, Ai Suzuki, Koji Okabayashi, Shinji Takeoka, Toshinori Fujie, Yuya Ishizuka, Shinya Ohtsubo
  • Patent number: 10354599
    Abstract: A display method is provided that includes displaying an image included in a video signal on a per frame basis, and representing a tone level of luminance of the image by controlling a light emission period in a frame. The method also includes specifying a light emission period in which light emission is performed for greater than or equal to a time required for transmitting a visible light communication signal, and transmitting the visible light communication signal by superimposing the visible light communication signal onto a portion of the video signal corresponding to the specified light emission period. The method further includes in a case where the specified light emission period is greater than or equal to a time required for transmitting the visible light communication signal, the visible light communication signal is transmitted by luminance changing of the light source in the specified light emission period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Koji Aoto, Akira Shiokawa, Toshiyuki Maeda, Akihiro Ueki, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10350367
    Abstract: Provided is a needle removal operation cover with which a user can safely perform an injection needle removal operation even when a needle tip is directly inserted into the needle removal operation cover, and with which the user can remove the injection needle without requiring a wrist twisting motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: THREE DYNE CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koji Hagihira, Yoshitaka Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20190204984
    Abstract: An information input device including a touch panel configured to be provided with a touch sensor that detects a position at which a sensing object is brought close to a sensing surface. In this information input device, the touch sensor has a scanning electrode and a detecting electrode that is opposed to the scanning electrode with the intermediary of a dielectric substance, and is a capacitive sensor whose electrostatic capacitance changes if the sensing object is brought close to the detecting electrode. Furthermore, a slit is formed in a surface of the detecting electrode opposed to the scanning electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakanishi, Koji Noguchi, Koji Ishizaki, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Takeya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10329480
    Abstract: Provided are: a rare earth complex which has a novel structure, which exhibits compatibility with organic solvents and resins, and which exhibits excellent luminescent properties as a luminescent element; and a use thereof. This rare earth complex includes: a phosphine oxide compound represented by general formula (1); at least one rare earth ion selected from the group consisting of Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, and Lu; and a ligand compound. In the rare earth complex, the coordination numbers of the ligand compound and the phosphine oxide compound represented by general formula (1) to the rare earth ion are 8-10, and a plurality of the phosphine oxide compounds represented by general formula (1) and a plurality of the rare earth ions are provided with a crosslinked structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Yasuchika Hasegawa, Shiori Tateno, Takayuki Nakanishi, Koji Fushimi
  • Patent number: 10334177
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes obtaining a first image by image capture with a first exposure time, and obtaining a second image, including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing a subject changing in luminance with a second exposure. The method also includes obtaining information by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained second image, and sending the information to a server. The method further includes obtaining augmented reality information related to the information from the server, and displaying the first image of the display a second time, instead of displaying the second image, when the image sensor receives the first image followed by the second image, wherein the augmented reality information is superposed in both (i) the first image that is displayed at a first time, and (ii) the first image that is displayed at a second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10310664
    Abstract: A display device including a display section having a plurality of pixel electrodes; and a plurality of drive electrodes extending in a first direction and arranged side-by-side in a second direction. Each of the drive electrodes has a width in the second direction corresponding to a size of the two or more pixel electrodes, and has one or more slits extending in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Yoshitoshi Kida, Kohei Azumi, Takayuki Nakanishi, Hiroshi Mizuhashi
  • Patent number: 10310684
    Abstract: A touch sensor that may detect an object away from the sensor is provided. The touch sensor includes one or more drive electrodes; one or more detection electrodes forming capacitance in cooperation with the respective drive electrodes; a detection circuit applying drive signals to the respective drive electrodes to detect the object based on detection signals obtained from the respective detection electrodes in response to the respective drive signals; and a controller controlling to change a range of electric flux lines generated between the drive electrodes and the detection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Kouji Noguchi, Tsutomu Harada, Takeya Takeuchi, Yoshitoshi Kida, Takayuki Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20190166295
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image, including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject, obtaining identification information of the subject, and obtaining an angle of light of the subject. The method further includes calculating a distance between the terminal device and the subject using the angle, obtaining a position of the subject that is specified by the identification information, and calculating a position of the terminal device using the distance and the position of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190166296
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a destination of a user of a terminal device, and setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in the terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines. The method includes obtaining a position of the terminal device, and displaying an arrow that indicates a direction from the position of the terminal device toward the destination on a map on the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10303945
    Abstract: A display method is for a display apparatus to display an image, and includes: obtaining a captured display image and a decode target image by an image sensor capturing an image of a subject; obtaining a light ID by decoding the decode target image; transmitting the light ID to a server; obtaining, from the server, an AR image and recognition information which are associated with the light ID; recognizing a region according to the recognition information as a target region from the captured display image; and displaying the captured display image in which the AR image is superimposed on the target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Maeda, Akihiro Ueki, Kengo Miyoshi, Tsutomu Mukai
  • Publication number: 20190141228
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes obtaining a first image by image capture with a first exposure time, and obtaining a second image, including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing a subject changing in luminance with a second exposure. The method also includes obtaining information by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained second image, and sending the information to a server. The method further includes obtaining augmented reality information related to the information from the server, and displaying the first image of the display a second time, instead of displaying the second image, when the image sensor receives the first image followed by the second image, wherein the augmented reality information is superposed in both (i) the first image that is displayed at a first time, and (ii) the first image that is displayed at a second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA