Patents by Inventor Koji Takata

Koji Takata 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: 10318996
    Abstract: An auction apparatus according to the application includes a plan receiving unit and an auction providing unit. The plan receiving unit receives plan information indicating a plan of content from a content creator who creates the content. The auction providing unit presents the plan information received by the plan receiving unit and provides an auction service in which bid targets are a right to display an advertisement in an advertising space that is set to the content and a right to replace the advertisement displayed in the advertising space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Takata, Nobuyuki Akashi, Akira Tajima, Koji Tsukamoto, Nari Woo, Akihiro Tanabe, Shinichiro Sega, Rin Katou
  • Patent number: 10303446
    Abstract: A program generating method acquires a first image set, and retrieves a similar image that is similar to a processing target image included in the first image set, from a database. For each of N number of second image sets in the database, an integrated similarity of an image included in the second image set with respect to the processing target image is calculated based on a first similarity between the image included in the second image set and the processing target image, a second similarity between the second image set and the first image set, and the completeness of the first image set, and the similar image is retrieved based on the integrated similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Takata, Koji Morikawa
  • Patent number: 9538168
    Abstract: A determination device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor executes a process including: loading a plurality of video image signals including stereo images between which a position of an object in the stereo images differs in accordance with a parallax; performing block matching processing on the stereo images to detect a motion vector on a block-by-block basis in one of the stereo images and to calculate similarity on a block-by-block basis; determining whether to display a three-dimensional screen based on the stereo images or a two-dimensional screen, based on the motion vector or the similarity, or a combination thereof; and adding a result of the determining to the stereo images and outputting the stereo images added with the result to a display device that displays the stereo images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Chikara Imajo, Koji Takata
  • Publication number: 20160324273
    Abstract: There is provided a slide fastener including a fastener chain and a slider. The slider includes upper and lower blades, a front end wall having a first front mouth and a second front mouth provided below the first front mouth, and one rear mouth. The slider is movable in a first direction to engage a pair of element rows, and in a second direction to disengage the pair of element rows. Each element has a base portion fixed to respective fastener tapes and a head portion configured to be engaged with the opposing elements. The head portion has a first head portion arranged at a side of upper surfaces of the tapes and a second head portion arranged at a side of lower surfaces of the tapes. The first head portion is formed to be offset from the second head portion in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Hahizume, Yasuaki Funo, Koji Takata
  • Publication number: 20150002644
    Abstract: A determination device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor executes a process including: loading a plurality of video image signals including stereo images between which a position of an object in the stereo images differs in accordance with a parallax; performing block matching processing on the stereo images to detect a motion vector on a block-by-block basis in one of the stereo images and to calculate similarity on a block-by-block basis; determining whether to display a three-dimensional screen based on the stereo images or a two-dimensional screen, based on the motion vector or the similarity, or a combination thereof; and adding a result of the determining to the stereo images and outputting the stereo images added with the result to a display device that displays the stereo images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: CHIKARA IMAJO, Koji Takata
  • Publication number: 20140375774
    Abstract: A generation device includes a processor configured to execute a process including: acquiring a plurality of picture signals each including two images between which a position of an object in the two images differs in accordance with a parallax; changing the parallax by relatively moving the two images in a display area; generating an image for the display area by acquiring, with respect to an image moved in the display area out of the two images, an image of a part corresponding to an area in which the image is not included in the display area from the other image out of the two images and setting the acquired image in the area; and outputting the generated image for the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Chikara IMAJO, Koji TAKATA
  • Publication number: 20090264449
    Abstract: Disclosed in a hair care composition comprising: (i) a hair diameter increasing agent comprising a xanthine compound, a vitamin B3 compound, and a panthenol compound; and (ii) an carrier comprising water and monohydric alcohols having 1 to 6 carbons; wherein the monohydric alcohol is present in the composition at a level by weight of from about 10% to about 90%, preferably from about 30% to 90%, and wherein the composition may further comprises a substantially soluble silicone conditioning agent and/or a thickener. The hair care compositions of the present invention provide improved hair diameter increase benefit. The hair care compositions of the present invention also provide improved feel during usage and/or after usage, while not-compromising the penetration of the hair diameter increasing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Toshiyuki IWATA, Koji Takata, Yungi Lee, Thomas Larry Dawson, Brian Keith Fisher, Robert Scott Youngquist, Gary Richard Fuentes, Jorge Max Sunkel, Martha Jane Kolodzik
  • Publication number: 20090220445
    Abstract: Disclosed in a hair care composition comprising: a hair care composition comprises: A) a hair diameter increasing agent comprising: a xanthine compound; a vitamin B3 compound; and a panthenol compound; B) an additional benefit agent, such additional benefit is selected from the group consisting of hair volume-up, hair conditioning, hair strengthening, scalp sensation, hair color, scent, and mixtures thereof; and C) a carrier. The hair care compositions of the present invention increase hair diameter, and also provide: motivation to consumers to use such compositions for a longer period of time so that consumers can obtain hair diameter increase benefit; and/or at least one additional benefit, while not-compromising the penetration of the hair diameter increasing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Iwata, Koji Takata, Thomas (Larry) Dawson, Brian (Keith) Fisher, Robert (Scott) Youngquist, Jorge (Max) Sunkel, Neil (William) Jordan
  • Publication number: 20060286060
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising: a cationic surfactant comprising a mono-long alkyl quatemized ammonium and C1-C4 alkyl sulfate; a high melting point fatty compound; and an aqueous carrier; wherein the cationic surfactant, the high melting point fatty compound, and the aqueous carrier from a lamellar gel matrix. The composition of the present invention can provide improved conditioning benefits, especially improved slippery feel and smoothness to wet hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Jian-Zhong Yang, Koji Takata
  • Publication number: 20060286059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising by weight: (a) from about 0.01% to about 10% of a high molecular weight water-soluble cationic polymer having a molecular weight of about 5,000,000 or more; (b) a gel matrix comprising: from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight of the composition of a cationic surfactant where in the cationic surfactant is a mono-long alkyl quaternized ammonium; from about 4.5% to about 20% by weight of the composition of a high melting point fatty compound; and an aqueous carrier. The composition of the present invention can provide another benefit such as clean rinse feel during and after rinsing while maintaining conditioning benefits of the gel matrix, and/or provide improved conditioning benefits especially wet conditioning benefits while maintaining the above dry conditioning benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Jian-Zhong Yang, Koji Takata
  • Publication number: 20060078528
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising: a cationic surfactant; a high melting point fatty compound; and an aqueous carrier; wherein the cationic surfactant, the high melting point fatty compound, and the aqueous carrier form a lamellar gel matrix; wherein the d-spacing of the lamellar layers is in the range of 33 nm or less; and wherein the composition has a yield stress of about 30 Pa or more at 26.7° C. The composition of the present invention can provide improved conditioning benefits, especially improved slippery feel during the application to wet hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Jian-Zhong Yang, Koji Takata, Yujun Li, Hoyun Kim
  • Patent number: 6091941
    Abstract: Disclosed is a radio apparatus in which modulating signals (I, Q signals) from an arithmetic/control unit are converted to analog signals, which are then applied to an orthogonal modulator. A modulated wave for transmission, which has been produced by orthogonally modulating a reference carrier wave by the modulating signals, is demodulated by the orthogonal detector. The arithmetic/control unit compares the modulating signals and the demodulated signals and, based upon the comparison, updates distortion compensation coefficients and applies pre-distortion processing to the modulating signal using the distortion compensation coefficients. Leakage carrier produced due to offset of the orthogonal modulator is detected and the arithmetic/control unit adjusts the level of the modulating signals or shifts the phase of the reference carrier wave in such a manner that the leakage carrier (offset) becomes zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yukihiro Moriyama, Yuji Kaneko, Koji Takata, Masaru Kabashima
  • Patent number: 6081698
    Abstract: Disclosed is a radio apparatus in which modulating signals (I, Q signals) from an arithmetic/control unit are converted to analog signals, which are then applied to an orthogonal modulator. A modulated wave for transmission, which has been produced by orthogonally modulating a reference carrier wave by the modulating signals, is demodulated by the orthogonal detector. The arithmetic/control unit compares the modulating signals and the demodulated signals and, based upon the comparison, updates distortion compensation coefficients and applies pre-distortion processing to the modulating signal using the distortion compensation coefficients. Leakage carrier produced due to offset of the orthogonal modulator is detected and the arithmetic/control unit adjusts the level of the modulating signals or shifts the phase of the reference carrier wave in such a manner that the leakage carrier (offset) becomes zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yukihiro Moriyama, Takeshi Takano, Yasuyuki Oishi, Yoshiya Ohsaki, Yuji Kaneko, Koji Takata, Masaru Kabashima
  • Patent number: 5991039
    Abstract: An electronic component monitoring device and method for correctly recognizing electronic components with bumps. A reflection-recognizing light emitter for emitting light toward an array of bumps on an electronic component, a transmission-recognizing light emitter for emitting light toward a background board, and a bump-recognizing light emitter for emitting light at an acute angle toward the array face of the electronic component are provided, and switchable light emitter(s) is/are switched on and off in accordance with a bump recognition method, transmission recognition method, and reflection recognition method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Matsushita Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Fujishiro, Hiroshi Murata, Minehiko Goto, Koji Takata
  • Patent number: 5682308
    Abstract: A controlling method in a controlling system which changes the controlled physical quantity to follow up a target value smoothly to maximum. The control system includes a target value setting portion for setting a target value Y of the controlled physical quantity and a desired variation operation portion for obtaining a desired variation dWx of the controlled physical quantity in accordance with the target value Y. Further, a control demand output portion for outputting a control demand value Z in accordance with the desired variation dXw and a controlled apparatus which changes the controlled physical quantity in accordance with the control demand value Z are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Takata, Kazuhiro Kato, Yoichi Miyawaki
  • Patent number: 5639290
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a porous glass preform for an optical fiber and an apparatus for conducting such a process. According to the process, fine glass particles are produced by heating and reacting vaporous starting materials in a reaction vessel. The resulting fine glass particles are thereafter deposited to obtain the porous glass preform. An exhaust gas containing non-deposited fine glass particles is exhausted through an exhaust duct at a velocity above 15 m/sec. Preferably, pressure fluctuation in the reaction vessel is minimized by supplying air from outside of the reaction vessel to the exhaust duct. In accordance with the present invention, the exhaust duct is less likely to become obstructed by non-deposited fine glass particles. As a result, the preform can be produced without interruption over an extended period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimi Habasaki, Koji Takata, Fumitaka Uchino, Koji Amemiya, Yuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5538333
    Abstract: An arrangement for preventing the master cylinder of a brake system from getting damaged even if the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir is suctioned into the brake circuit during traction control. A wheel brake pressure control valve is provided in the main line. The system also includes a discharged fluid reservoir for storing fluid discharged from the control valve, a pump for returning the fluid in the discharged fluid reservoir into the fluid return point of the main line, a traction control changeover valve for checking any fluid flow from the fluid return point toward the master cylinder, and an intermediate reservoir provided in the supply line branching from the main line and adapted to communicate with the main line during normal braking. The system further includes a relief valve provided in a connecting line branching from the main line to check any fluid flow from the supply line toward the intermediate reservoir during traction control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Takata, Teruhisa Kohno
  • Patent number: 5524659
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flow control valve which makes it possible to prevent the leakage of hydraulic fluid when the valve is closed while continuously controlling the flow rate. An axially slidable piston (12) housed in a housing (11) provided with a first port (13) and second port (16) is urged by an electromagnet (20). A first closing valve (14) for connecting and isolating the first port (13) and first fluid chamber (A), with a valve seat portion (14C) opened opposite one end portion of the piston (12) in the first fluid chamber (A) and a valve body (14B) which is seated in and separated from the valve seat portion in accordance with the axial displacement of the piston (12), is provided between the first port (13) and the first fluid chamber (A). An orifice (15) is provided in the conduit connecting the first fluid chamber (A) and the second fluid chamber (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Takata, Koichi Hashida
  • Patent number: 5460199
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flow control valve which makes it possible to prevent the leakage of hydraulic fluid when the valve is closed while continuously controlling the flow rate. An axially slidable piston (12) housed in a housing (11) provided with a first port (13) and second port (16) is urged by an electromagnet (20). A first closing valve (14) for connecting and isolating the first port (13) and first fluid chamber (A), with a valve seat portion (14C) opened opposite one end portion of the piston (12) in the first fluid chamber (A) and a valve body (14B) which is seated in and separated from the valve seat portion in accordance with the axial displacement of the piston (12), is provided between the first port (13) and the first fluid chamber (A). An orifice (15) is provided in the conduit connecting the first fluid chamber (A) and the second fluid chamber (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Takata, Koichi Hashida
  • Patent number: 5405191
    Abstract: A wheel brake fluid pressure control device has a main fluid line and a return-flow type antilock control function. This device also has a fluid supply line branching from the main fluid line so that it has a traction control function as well. It is necessary to provide such a device with a shutoff valve for checking the fluid flow from the fluid supply line to the discharged fluid reservoir while the master cylinder is being pressurized. The shutoff valve employed is not an expensive solenoid valve or a pressure-responsive valve, but a pressure-responsive type check valve which closes when the brake pressure in the discharge line exceeds a predetermined level. This shutoff valve is simple in structure and low in cost and can improve the reliability of the entire device. Also, by using this valve, the traction control function can be added to an existing antilock control device at a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukinori Nishiyama, Koji Takata