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).

  • Patent number: 10068532
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including a display screen; a backlight having a light emission surface that illuminates the display screen of the display panel from behind; a second processor that superimposes the visible light communication signals on backlight control signals generated based on the image signal; and a second controller that divides the light emission surface of the backlight into regions and establishes a period during which control of light emission in each of the regions and control for turning off the backlight in each of the regions a different time are performed based on the backlight control signals outputted by the second processor. When superimposing the visible light communication signals on the backlight control signals, the second processor does not superimpose a visible light communication signal in a period indicating an OFF state of the backlight in the backlight control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Maeda, Akihiro Ueki, Akira Shiokawa, Koji Aoto, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10056286
    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: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Mehran Behdjat, Norman L. Tam, Aaron Muir Hunter, Joseph M. Ranish, Koji Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10051194
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided for obtaining 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 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, and obtaining identification information of the subject by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained bright line image. The method further includes sending the identification information to a server, obtaining place information indicating a location of the subject from the server, and displaying a location of the terminal device on a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    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
  • Publication number: 20180178421
    Abstract: There is provided a composite material including scaly fillers made of an inorganic material and a binding resin that is a thermosetting resin which binds the fillers. The composite material 1 is a foaming material in which a plurality of voids is dispersed therein, and the fillers accumulate on inner walls of the voids so that flat surfaces of the fillers overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koji NAKANISHI
  • Patent number: 9998220
    Abstract: A visible light signal transmitting method includes: determining a luminance change pattern to transmit the visible light signal; switching a common switch according to the luminance change pattern, the common switch being for turning ON a plurality of light sources in common; and turning ON a first pixel switch, to cause the first light source to be ON for a period in which the common switch is ON and the first pixel switch is ON, to transmit the visible light signal, the first light source being one of the plurality of light sources. In the turning ON of a first pixel switch, when the image is displayed on the display, the first pixel switch is switched to increase a lighting period that corresponds to the first light source, to compensate a period in which the first light source is OFF for transmission of the visible light signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Maeda, Akihiro Ueki, Kengo Miyoshi, Tsutomu Mukai
  • Publication number: 20180160022
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes a display, a processor, and a recording medium having a program that causes the processor to execute operations, including obtaining a first image by image capture with a first exposure time by starting exposure for a plurality of exposure lines in an image sensor. The operations also include obtaining a second image, including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing a subject changing in luminance by the image sensor with a second exposure time by starting exposure for the plurality of exposure lines in the image sensor. The operations further include obtaining information by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained second image, and displaying a first image on the display during a period of obtaining of the second image using the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    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: 20180102274
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Mehran BEHDJAT, Norman L. TAM, Aaron Muir HUNTER, Joseph M. RANISH, Koji NAKANISHI, Toshiyuki NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180076893
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki AOYAMA, Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Toshiyuki MAEDA, Akihiro UEKI, Kengo MIYOSHI, Tsutomu MUKAI
  • Patent number: 9918016
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor and a recording medium having a program, the program causing the processor to execute operations. The operations include providing a normal mode and a visible light communication mode, wherein the normal mode and the visible light communication mode are switchable. In the normal mode, first image data is obtained by image capture with a first exposure time by sequentially starting exposure for a plurality of exposure lines in an image sensor each at a different time and each of the plurality of exposure lines partially overlaps in exposure time an adjacent exposure line. In the visible light communication mode, (i) a second exposure time of the image sensor is set, (ii) a bright line image is obtained, and (iii) information is obtained by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained bright line image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    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: 9871587
    Abstract: An information processing program causes a computer to execute: encoding information to be transmitted, to determine a luminance change frequency; and outputting a signal of the determined luminance change frequency to cause a light emitter to change in luminance according to the determined luminance change frequency to transmit the information. In the encoding, each of a first frequency and a second frequency different from the first frequency is determined as the luminance change frequency. In the outputting, each of a signal of the first frequency and a signal of the second frequency is output as the signal of the determined luminance change frequency, to cause the light emitter to change in luminance according to the first frequency during a first time and change in luminance according to the second frequency during a second time different from the first time after the first time elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Maeda, Akihiro Ueki, Kengo Miyoshi, Tsutomu Mukai
  • Patent number: 9859980
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided, in which a plurality of luminance change frequencies of a light emitter is determined by coding one of a plurality of transmission information sources. The light emitter transmits a transmission information source by a change in luminance according to each of the plurality of luminance change frequencies. A signal, which controls the change in luminance of the light emitter according to each of the plurality of luminance change frequencies, is output to the light emitter. The plurality of luminance change frequencies include a first frequency and a second frequency. A signal of the first frequency and a signal of the second frequency respectively cause the light emitter to change in luminance according to the first frequency during a first time period and to change in luminance according to the second frequency during a second time period after the first time period has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Maeda, Akihiro Ueki, Kengo Miyoshi, Tsutomu Mukai
  • Patent number: 9842759
    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: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Mehran Behdjat, Norman L. Tam, Aaron Muir Hunter, Joseph M. Ranish, Koji Nakanishi, Toshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20170317749
    Abstract: A visible light communication method is provided that includes obtaining a first information, by a receiver, through visible light communication with a light source. The method also includes sending the first information and a second information, by the receiver, to a first server, the second information related to a membership information of a specified organization which is stored in the receiver. The method further includes obtaining, by the receiver, information from the first server using the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Shigehiro IIDA
  • Publication number: 20170318213
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided for obtaining 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 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, and obtaining identification information of the subject by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained bright line image. The method further includes sending the identification information to a server, obtaining place information indicating a location of the subject from the server, and displaying a location of the terminal device on a map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AME RICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170318212
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor of a customer terminal so that, in an image obtained by capturing the subject, 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 and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained bright line image. The method further includes sending the identification information to a server, obtaining a menu listing a product of the store from the server, displaying the menu on a display of the terminal, and sending product information of the product that is selected by the customer and payment information of the customer to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Tsutomu MUKAI, Hidehiko SHIN, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170301430
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a resin composition capable of providing a molded article that has high slidability and high impact resistance, as well as excellent tensile strength. The present invention relates to a resin composition containing an aromatic polyether ketone resin (I) and a fluororesin (II). The composition preferably has a sodium content of 120 ppm or less relative to the composition or a calcium content of 15 ppm or less relative to the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junya IIDA, Koji NAKANISHI, Ayane NAKAUE, Hideki KONO
  • Patent number: 9794489
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided for obtaining 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, in an image obtained by capturing the subject by the image sensor, 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 by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines. The method further includes sending (i) the identification information and (ii) language identification information to a server, obtaining a content identified by the identification information from the server, and displaying the translated content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Tsutomu Mukai, Hidehiko Shin, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 9768869
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided that determines a pattern of a change in luminance by modulating a signal to be transmitted, and outputs the determined pattern to a light emitter that changes in luminance according to the determined pattern. In the method, the signal includes a first data, a first header of the first data, second data, and a second header of the second data. Additionally, the pattern of the change in luminance is determined according to in an order of (i) the first data, (ii) the first header, (iii) the first data, (iv) the second data, (v) the second header, and (vi) the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Tsutomu Mukai, Hidehiko Shin, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 9756255
    Abstract: A method is provided for obtaining information from a transmission device using an image sensor that includes a plurality of exposure lines. The method includes obtaining image data by starting exposure sequentially for the plurality of exposure lines each at a different time, starting exposure of a next exposure line before exposure of one exposure line ends, and imaging for a predetermined exposure time. The method also includes obtaining the information by demodulating data specified by a pattern of bright lines that appear in the image data, the bright lines corresponding to the plurality of exposure lines. The method further includes setting the predetermined exposure time so that a relation of tE>tHT is satisfied, where the predetermined exposure time is tE ?s, and a period of high frequency noise of a light source included in the transmission device is tHT ?s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    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
  • Publication number: 20170244483
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided that includes continuously capturing an image of a subject that transmits a signal by changing luminance, with an image sensor, and displaying a captured image that includes a box. The method also includes determining whether the subject is in the box, and receiving the signal transmitted by the subject when it is determined that the subject is in the box. In in the receiving, image data is obtained by capturing the subject with an exposure time, the signal is obtained by demodulating a bright line pattern, and the bright line pattern is caused to appear in the image data by setting the exposure time to be less than or equal to 1/480 second.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Chikara YOSHIDA, Shigehiro IIDA, Shinsuke OGATA, Kengo MIYOSHI