Patents by Inventor Koji Shinohe

Koji Shinohe 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: 20190163984
    Abstract: The present invention provides an external apparatus connected to an imaging apparatus over a network, the imaging apparatus including an imaging unit which captures an image of a vessel being a subject, the external apparatus including an obtaining unit which obtains image data including the vessel captured by the imaging unit, a display unit which displays the image data, an analyzing unit which extracts vessel estimation information regarding an arbitrary vessel included in the image data based on the image data, a receiving unit which receives vessel information based on a wireless communication from the vessel, and a comparing unit which compares the vessel estimation information and the vessel information, wherein, in a case where the vessel estimation information and the vessel information are not matched, the display unit displays a warning in addition to the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Koji Shinohe
  • Publication number: 20190002234
    Abstract: An elevator control apparatus for shortening the sum of the waiting times of waiting people waiting for elevators on all floors includes an analysis unit configured to analyze each of images obtained by capturing elevator boarding/exiting portions on floors where an elevator car can stop, and to recognize a person in the image, an acquisition unit configured to, based on a result of the analysis by the analysis unit, acquire an elevator usage history of the person, and a generation unit configured to, based on the elevator usage history acquired by the acquisition unit, generate an operation schedule for the elevators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Koji Shinohe
  • Patent number: 8816938
    Abstract: A large-scale display device having a plurality of display units which each include a plurality of elongated plasma tubes each filled with a discharge gas, and at least one pair of display electrodes disposed outside the plasma tubes, voltage applying means which applies a drive voltage to the display electrodes to cause electric discharge in the plasma tubes for display. Vertically adjoining ones of the display units respectively have adjoining portions which are offset thicknesswise from each other for prevention of contact between the plasma tubes of the vertically adjoining display units. The voltage applying means is disposed away from the adjoining portions of the vertically adjoining display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tamura, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Koji Shinohe, Yoshio Shibukawa, Takamitsu Bunno, Kenji Awamoto, Yoko Shinoda, Tetsuya Makino
  • Patent number: 8796949
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ultraviolet light irradiation device having a planer UV light source in which the irradiation intensity of UV light can be adjusted finely in a wider range. The ultraviolet light irradiation device of the present invention comprises an UV light source and a housing that holds the planer UV light source. In the UV light source, a plurality of thin plasma tubes, each of which has an UV phosphor layer formed therein, are arranged in parallel with each other on an electrode support sheet, and drive circuits apply a pulse voltage to electrode pairs provided between the electrode support sheet and an array of the thin plasma tubes. A control circuit controls a factor of the pulse voltage to be applied to the electrode pairs so as to adjust the irradiation intensity of the UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd., Yumex Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Awamoto, Bingang Guo, Koji Shinohe, Tsutae Shinoda, Yoshitaka Chigi, Tetsuro Nishimoto, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Mikihiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130307408
    Abstract: A luminous array film-type display device having a multi-curved screen comprises, a luminous array film such as plasma tube array (PTA) and a support member supporting the luminous array film. The support member having a support surface that is curved continuously in one direction with at least two curvature radii supports the luminous array film along the curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi HIRAKAWA, Koji Shinohe, Yukihoto Namekawa, Tetsuya Makino, Katsuhiko Itamasu
  • Patent number: 8421355
    Abstract: In a plasma tube array-type display device, a first surface of the intermediate member, which is a flexible and bumpy intermediate member 4 interposed between a plasma tube array and a frame substrate, is attached with the rear surface of the plasma tube array at a top face of a plurality of convex portions provided on the first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface is attached with the frame substrate so as to define a screen shape, thereby the plasma tube array can be separated easily from the frame substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukiharu Miyamura, Koji Shinohe, Katsuhiko Itamasu
  • Patent number: 8330676
    Abstract: This invention provides a plasma tube array-type display device and a luminance correcting method realizing reduced variations in luminance values of a plasma tube array. A gradient of the luminance value in the longitudinal direction of one plasma tube is calculated on the basis of the obtained luminance value at a plurality of positions in the longitudinal direction of at least one plasma tube. A difference of the luminance value of each plasma tube obtained at the same relative position. On the basis of the gradient of the luminance value and the difference of the luminance value of each plasma tube at the same relative position, a correction luminance value in each discharge cell in the longitudinal direction of each of the plurality of plasma tubes is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Shinohe, Koji Kishimoto, Tetsuya Makino, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kenji Awamoto
  • Patent number: 8310606
    Abstract: This invention provides a display device capable of maintaining a high image quality of a display image even when a plurality of plasma tube array-type display sub-modules is joined horizontally to one another. A display device comprises a plasma tube array-type display sub-module in which a plurality of plasma tubes 31, 31, . . . , are arranged in parallel being held between an address electrode support sheet where address electrodes are formed and a display electrode support sheet 35 where display electrodes are formed, wherein the plurality of plasma tube array-type display sub-modules 30, 30, . . . , are joined horizontally to one another so that an interval between the adjacent plasma tube array-type display sub-modules 30, 30, . . . , and a clearance between the adjacent plasma tubes 31, 31 are substantially equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Itamasu, Koji Kishimoto, Koji Shinohe, Manabu Ishimoto, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kenji Awamoto
  • Patent number: 8305292
    Abstract: A large-scale display device having a plurality of display units which each include a plurality of elongated plasma tubes each filled with a discharge gas, and at least one pair of display electrodes disposed outside the plasma tubes, voltage applying means which applies a drive voltage to the display electrodes to cause electric discharge in the plasma tubes for display. Vertically adjoining ones of the display units respectively have adjoining portions which are offset thicknesswise from each other for prevention of contact between the plasma tubes of the vertically adjoining display units. The voltage applying means is disposed away from the adjoining portions of the vertically adjoining display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tamura, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Koji Shinohe, Yoshio Shibukawa, Takamitsu Bunno, Tetsuya Makino, Kenji Awamoto, Yoko Shinoda
  • Publication number: 20120139411
    Abstract: In a plasma tube array-type display device, a first surface of the intermediate member, which is a flexible and bumpy intermediate member 4 interposed between a plasma tube array and a frame substrate, is attached with the rear surface of the plasma tube array at a top face of a plurality of convex portions provided on the first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface is attached with the frame substrate so as to define a screen shape, thereby the plasma tube array can be separated easily from the frame substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: SHINODA PLASMA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yukiharu MIYAMURA, Koji SHINOHE, Katsuhiko ITAMASU
  • Patent number: 8093812
    Abstract: This invention provides a plasma tube array-type display sub-module that realizes one seamless large screen of a display device and prevents degradation in quality of an image to be displayed on the large screen. The electromagnetic wave shield layer is formed so as to extend beyond an effective display region over, where the plurality of plasma tubes is arranged on one side of the front-side supporting sheet. Moreover, at least one further function layer is formed only over the effective display region. The front-side supporting sheet with display electrodes and the electromagnetic wave shield layer is bent toward the back direction along a side end of the effective display region in order to join plasma tube array-type display sub-modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Makino, Koji Shinohe, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kenji Awamoto
  • Patent number: 8089210
    Abstract: This invention provides a plasma tube array-type display sub-module capable of reducing a possibility of occurrence of troubles on a plasma tube array during a manufacturing process even in a case where irregularities are formed on the back side of the plasma tube array, and a display device. The plasma tube array-type display sub-module comprises a plasma tube array including a plurality of plasma tubes arranged in parallel, the plasma tube array being held between an address electrode support sheet having address electrodes formed thereon and a display electrode support sheet having display electrodes formed thereon, wherein the plasma tube array is fixed to a sub-module frame through an intermediate layer that is made of a material more flexible than that of the plasma tube array and can deform along the irregularities on the address electrode support sheet of the plasma tube array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Shinohe, Takamitsu Bunno, Yoshio Shibukawa, Bingang Guo, Naganori Tsutsui, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kenji Awamoto
  • Patent number: 8076850
    Abstract: A light emitting tube array is provided which includes: front and rear plates; and a plurality of elongated light emitting tubes each filled with a discharge gas and disposed parallel to each other between the front and rear plates, the front plate being transparent and having an enough rigidity to support the light emitting tubes, the front plate including at least one pair of display electrodes provided thereon in contact with the light emitting tubes as extending perpendicularly to the light emitting tube, the rear plate having an enough flexibility to adapt to variation in sectional dimensions of the light emitting tubes, the rear plate including address electrodes provided thereon in contact with the respective light emitting tubes as extending longitudinally of the light emitting tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Shibukawa, Koji Shinohe, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kenji Awamoto
  • Publication number: 20110227501
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ultraviolet light irradiation device having a planer UV light source in which the irradiation intensity of UV light can be adjusted finely in a wider range. The ultraviolet light irradiation device of the present invention comprises an UV light source and a housing that holds the planer UV light source. In the UV light source, a plurality of thin plasma tubes, each of which has an UV phosphor layer formed therein, are arranged in parallel with each other on an electrode support sheet, and drive circuits apply a pulse voltage to electrode pairs provided between the electrode support sheet and an array of the thin plasma tubes. A control circuit controls a factor of the pulse voltage to be applied to the electrode pairs so as to adjust the irradiation intensity of the UV light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicants: SHINODA PLASMA CO., LTD., YUMEX INC.
    Inventors: Kenji AWAMOTO, Bingang Guo, Koji Shinohe, Tsutae Shinoda, Yoshitaka Chigi, Tetsuro Nishimoto, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Mikihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7952277
    Abstract: A PDP is proposed which has high emission efficiency and which can decrease address discharge voltage. In a column direction of at least one of transparent electrodes, which perform sustain discharge via respective discharge gaps of a pair of row electrodes and constituting a row electrode pair, is set to 150 ?m or less, and partial pressure of xenon in discharge gas sealed in a discharge space is set to 6.67 kPa or more. A width of a scan electrode, which is one row electrode of each of the row electrode pair facing the column electrode and to which scan pulse is applied, is wider than a width of the other row electrode of the pair to which discharge sustain voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignees: Advanced PDP Development Center Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Shinohe, Toshiyuki Akiyama, Takashi Yamada, Yasuyuki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 7880374
    Abstract: A display device (10) includes a plurality of gas discharge tubes (11R, 11G, 11B, . . . ) sandwiched between a front support plate (31) and a plurality of rear support plates (321, 322, . . . 328). The display device further includes: a plurality of display electrodes (2) formed on a surface of the front support plate facing the plurality of gas discharge tubes to extend across tube axes of the plurality of gas discharge tubes; a plurality of signal electrodes (3) formed on surfaces of the plurality of rear support plates facing the plurality of gas discharge tubes to extend along the longitudinal direction of the plurality of gas discharge tubes. Another rear support plate (330) for supporting the plurality of rear support plates is disposed on surfaces of the plurality of rear support plates opposite to the surfaces facing the plurality of gas discharge tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Tokai, Manabu Ishimoto, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Yosuke Yamazaki, Koji Shinohe, Kenji Awamoto
  • Publication number: 20100237759
    Abstract: A plasma tube array-type display sub-module commonized to allow a universal design, and a large-screen display device configured with the plural PTA sub-modules are easily provided. A front-side supporting sheet is provided, on front face of a plasma tube array with a plurality of display electrode pairs in which X and Y electrodes extend in the direction intersecting the plasma tubes. At both ends of the front-side supporting sheet, connection boards are provided in which an X connector connected to the X electrode and a Y connector connected to the Y electrode are provided separately in the direction in which the display electrode pairs extend. A flexible cable connects between the same type of connectors of the adjacent PTA sub-modules and thereby the PTA sub-modules are joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: SHINODA PLASMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio Shibukawa, Koji Shinohe, Tetsuya Makino, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kenji Awamoto
  • Publication number: 20100231486
    Abstract: A plasma arc tube display is fabricated by arranging a plurality of arc tubes having fluorescent substance layers on the inside and filled with a discharge gas, joining a front substrate and a rear substrate having electrodes to both surfaces of these arranged arc tubes, and interconnecting a plurality of plasma arc tube modules having frames facing the rear substrate with the flexible front substrate interposed therebetween to connect the electrodes installed on the front substrate to each other. Since the plasma arc tube modules can be folded, the plasma arc tube display can be easily transported even if it has a large-sized screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: SHINODA PLASAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Awamoto, Manabu Ishimoto, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Koji Shinohe, Yosuke Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20090322656
    Abstract: This invention provides a plasma tube array-type display device and a luminance correcting method realizing reduced variations in luminance values of a plasma tube array. A gradient of the luminance value in the longitudinal direction of one plasma tube is calculated on the basis of the obtained luminance value at a plurality of positions in the longitudinal direction of at least one plasma tube. A difference of the luminance value of each plasma tube obtained at the same relative position. On the basis of the gradient of the luminance value and the difference of the luminance value of each plasma tube at the same relative position, a correction luminance value in each discharge cell in the longitudinal direction of each of the plurality of plasma tubes is calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji SHINOHE, Koji Kishimoto, Tetsuya Makino, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kenji Awamoto
  • Publication number: 20090315440
    Abstract: This invention provides a plasma tube array-type display sub-module that realizes one seamless large screen of a display device and prevents degradation in quality of an image to be displayed on the large screen. The electromagnetic wave shield layer is formed so as to extend beyond an effective display region over, where the plurality of plasma tubes is arranged on one side of the front-side supporting sheet. Moreover, at least one further function layer is formed only over the effective display region. The front-side supporting sheet with display electrodes and the electromagnetic wave shield layer is bent toward the back direction along a side end of the effective display region in order to join plasma tube array-type display sub-modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: SHINODA PLASMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya MAKINO, Koji Shinohe, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kenji Awamoto