Patents by Inventor Kotaro Yamamoto

Kotaro Yamamoto 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: 10938999
    Abstract: By a first grouping pattern, a plurality of regions for which a filter operation is to be performed in an operation target image are grouped. Then, for each group obtained by the first grouping pattern, a first filter corresponding to the group is used to perform a filter operation on each region belonging to the group. By a second grouping pattern, a plurality of regions for which a filter operation is to be performed in an intermediate image obtained by the filter operation are grouped. Then, for each group obtained by the second grouping pattern, a second filter corresponding to the group is used to perform a filter operation on each region belonging to the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahisa Yamamoto, Yoshinori Ito, Kotaro Yano
  • Publication number: 20200386690
    Abstract: A food inspection apparatus 1 includes: a conveyance unit 2; a light irradiation unit 3; an imaging unit 4 capturing an image of an inspection object A; a wavelength emphasis unit 5 emphasizing a foreign substance specific wavelength characteristic of a foreign substance F from light having a wavelength of 300 nm to 1100 nm by using a first and/or second optical filter 51, 52 or a wavelength-specific light source; and an identification processing device 6 identifying the foreign substance and including: a lightening unit 61 normalizing the captured image with 256 or less of gradations into lightened data; and an identification unit 62 having been provided with deep-learning of an identification processing of the foreign substance specific wavelength from the lightened data and identifying the foreign substance or a good item S in line from the lightened data obtained through capturing the image during conveyance of the inspection object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kotaro FURIHATA, Takeshi OGINO, Kenji SUZUKI, Hiromu SUZUKI, Taketoshi YAMAMOTO, Mitsuhísa OTA, Yoshimitsu IMAZU, Tineo Alejandro Javier GONZALES, Yuta YOSHIDA, Yohei SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20200262709
    Abstract: A method for producing lithium fluorosulfonate which includes reacting XSO3H, wherein X is a leaving group other than fluorine, with a lithium source and a fluorine source. Also disclosed is a composition containing XSO3H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki SUZUKI, Akiyoshi YAMAUCHI, Kotaro HAYASHI, Yoshihiro YAMAMOTO, Yosuke KISHIKAWA, Tatsuya OHTSUKA, Atsushi MARUO, Hiroyuki ARIMA
  • Publication number: 20200075964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell that includes a carbon support (11) having pores (13) and catalyst particles containing platinum or a platinum alloy supported on the carbon support (11). The pores (13) of the carbon support (11) have a mode size of pores (13) in a range of 2.1 nm to 5.1 nm. A total pore volume of the pores (13) of the carbon support (11) is in a range of 21 cm3/g to 35 cm3/g. A distance between the catalyst particles and a surface of the carbon support (11) is in a range of 2.0 nm to 12 nm as a distance of a 50% cumulative frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CATALER CORPORATION, NIPPON STEEL Chemical & Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuaki MIZUTANI, Yusuke ITOH, Toru YAMAMOTO, Kotaro HORIAI, Mikihiro KATAOKA, Yuki MAKINO
  • Patent number: 10578987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a toner for electrophotography that is excellent in the low-temperature fusing property, the initial image quality after storage, and the document offset property. A process for producing a toner for electrophotography, including step 1: melt-mixing a mixture containing a crystalline resin (C) and ester wax (W) having a dipentaerythritol unit as a constitutional component, wherein a difference |Cmp?Wmp| between a melting point Cmp of the crystalline resin (C) and a melting point Wmp of the ester wax (W) is 30° C. or less, and the melt-mixing is performed at a temperature Kt that is the melting point Cmp or more and the melting point Wmp or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Watanabe, Kotaro Shimada, Arisa Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10514037
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid feeding type screw compressor that can reduce size and weight and improve vibration insulation and sound insulation. A liquid feeding type screw compressor includes as components: a compressor main body; a motor driving the compressor main body; and a gas-liquid separator separating a liquid from a compressed air discharged from the compressor main body. The motor is arranged above the compressor main body. The gas-liquid separator is arranged below the compressor main body. A compressor main body casing constituting an inner cylindrical space forming a compression operation chamber together with the screw rotor and constituting the contour of the compressor main body and a casing constituting the contour of another component consist of an integrally molded single member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Sadakata, Hitoshi Nishimura, Toshikazu Harashima, Kentaro Yamamoto, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Kotaro Chiba
  • Publication number: 20190347562
    Abstract: A user management method according to the present disclosure includes: storing (S101) appliance use information including: appliance identification information for identifying an appliance; user information for identifying a user of the appliance; and an operating state of the appliance when the appliance was used; analyzing (S102) the appliance use information stored in the storing (S101) to identify, from among a plurality of functions of the appliance, one or more first functions each having a use frequency less than or equal to a threshold value; and providing (S103) the user with a notice which prompts use of the one or more first functions identified in the analyzing (S102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kotaro SAKATA, Tomoaki MARUYAMA, Kenji KONDO, Hiroaki YAMAMOTO, Masayoshi TOJIMA
  • Publication number: 20190349484
    Abstract: By a first grouping pattern, a plurality of regions for which a filter operation is to be performed in an operation target image are grouped. Then, for each group obtained by the first grouping pattern, a first filter corresponding to the group is used to perform a filter operation on each region belonging to the group. By a second grouping pattern, a plurality of regions for which a filter operation is to be performed in an intermediate image obtained by the filter operation are grouped. Then, for each group obtained by the second grouping pattern, a second filter corresponding to the group is used to perform a filter operation on each region belonging to the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Takahisa Yamamoto, Yoshinori Ito, Kotaro Yano
  • Publication number: 20190303678
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes detecting a predetermined object from a captured image, identifying an attribute of the detected object, determining a presentation method of presented information representing the attribute based on a detection state of the detected object, displaying the presented information and the captured image based on the determined presentation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Masayoshi Yamasaki, Kotaro Yano, Takahisa Yamamoto, Satoshi Yashiro, Hideo Noro, Shunsuke Nakano, Atsuo Nomoto, Kiyotaka Takahashi, Koji Makita
  • Patent number: 10402732
    Abstract: A user management method according to the present disclosure includes: storing appliance use information including: appliance identification information for identifying an appliance; user information for identifying a user of the appliance; and an operating state of the appliance when the appliance was used; analyzing the appliance use information stored in the storing to identify, from among a plurality of functions of the appliance, one or more first functions each having a use frequency less than or equal to a threshold value; and providing the user with a notice which prompts use of the one or more first functions identified in the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kotaro Sakata, Tomoaki Maruyama, Kenji Kondo, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Masayoshi Tojima
  • Publication number: 20190233811
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining an antibody from an avian B cell antibody library, comprising the following steps (a) to (d): (a) a step of allowing an avian B cell antibody library to come into contact with an antigen in the presence of a calcineurin inhibitor and avian serum, (b) a step of selecting avian B cells that bind to the antigen in the step (a), (c) a step of culturing the avian B cells selected in the step (b) in the presence of a calcineurin inhibitor and avian serum, and (d) a step of obtaining the avian B cells obtained through the step (c) and/or an antibody expressed by the avian B cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Yosuke Kamimura, Kotaro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190227448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a toner for electrophotography that is excellent in the low-temperature fusing property, the initial image quality after storage, and the document offset property. A process for producing a toner for electrophotography, including step 1: melt-mixing a mixture containing a crystalline resin (C) and ester wax (W) having a dipentaerythritol unit as a constitutional component, wherein a difference |Cmp?Wmp| between a melting point Cmp of the crystalline resin (C) and a melting point Wmp of the ester wax (W) is 30° C. or less, and the melt-mixing is performed at a temperature Kt that is the melting point Cmp or more and the melting point Wmp or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo WATANABE, Kotaro SHIMADA, Arisa YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10355796
    Abstract: A first mode (one-knob off mode) and a second mode (one-knob on mode) are provided as modes for setting parameters. In the first mode, individual elements corresponding to respective parameters of a parameter set are displayed in an operable state, allowing setting of individual parameters. In the second mode, the individual elements are displayed in a non-operable state, and one-element is displayed in an operable state, and a plurality of parameters of the parameter set are controlled by operating the one-element. At the time of switching from the first mode to the second mode, the parameter set is initialized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamamoto, Shunichi Kamiya, Kotaro Terada, Masato Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190170143
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid machine configured such that liquid supplied to a working chamber from the outside of the fluid machine is dispersed extensively in the working chamber. This fluid machine is constituted of a screw rotor and a casing for accommodating the screw rotor and is provided with a liquid supply section for supplying liquid into a working chamber from the outside. The liquid supply section is configured so that liquid is dispersed in the longitudinal direction of the tooth groove of the screw rotor rather than in the width direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kotaro CHIBA, Masahiko TAKANO, Toshikazu HARASHIMA, Kosuke SADAKATA, Kentaro YAMAMOTO, Takeshi TSUCHIYA, Masanao KOTANI, Ryoji KAWAI, Minako KANADA
  • Patent number: 9235472
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a drive array apparatus includes a plurality of data storage drives constituting a drive array and a controller. The controller divides all data storage areas of each of the data storage drives into a plurality of logical unit areas and associates and manages each of the logical unit areas and each of the data storage drives. The controller identifies a logical unit area of an error occurrence object based on a notification from a data storage drive where an error occurred, restores data of the identified logical unit area, and performs reconfiguration processing of the drive array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Sugawara, Hironori Kanno, Yasuyuki Nagashima, Seiji Toda, Kotaro Yamamoto, Masahide Kanegae, Keiichi Yorimitsu
  • Publication number: 20140304547
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a drive array apparatus includes a plurality of data storage drives constituting a drive array and a controller. The controller divides all data storage areas of each of the data storage drives into a plurality of logical unit areas and associates and manages each of the logical unit areas and each of the data storage drives. The controller identifies a logical unit area of an error occurrence object based on a notification from a data storage drive where an error occurred, restores data of the identified logical unit area, and performs reconfiguration processing of the drive array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Sugawara, Hironori Kanno, Yasuyuki Nagashima, Seiji Toda, Kotaro Yamamoto, Masahide Kanegae, Keiichi Yorimitsu
  • Publication number: 20060139805
    Abstract: A magnetic disk of a magnetic disk apparatus includes a flat disk-shaped substrate having a recording region formed on at least one of front and back surfaces and patterned depending on the presence of a magnetic material. The recording region includes a data recording region, an annular landing region formed continuously to the data recording region, and a plurality of servo regions. The data recording region has a plurality of magnetic tracks extending in a circumferential direction of the substrate, respectively, and provided in the radial direction of the substrate at a predetermined pitch. The recording region includes a plurality of recognition tracks extending in the circumferential direction of the substrate, respectively and arranged in the radial direction of the substrate concentrically with the magnetic tracks at a visually recognizable pitch larger than the pitch of the magnetic tracks of the data recording region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Manabu Akamatsu, Kotaro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20060067006
    Abstract: A magnetic head includes a read head including a read element and two layers of shields sandwiching the read element therebetween, and a write head including a main pole, a return yoke, and an exciting coil, in which at least one of each of the shields and the return yoke has an area of a bottom surface at least 1.2 times as large as an area of a top surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masayuki Takagishi, Kotaro Yamamoto, Tomoko Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20060007574
    Abstract: A patterned disk medium having a first surface and a second surface opposed to the first surface, includes a data pattern area formed in advance on each of the first surface and the second surface, a servo pattern area formed in advance like an arc in a radial direction, which divides the data pattern area in a plurality of pattern areas in a circumferential direction, and positioning marks formed used for positioning when the servo pattern area and the data pattern area are formed in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shuuichi Kojima, Makoto Asakura, Kotaro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20030144613
    Abstract: Disclosed is an orthopedic apparatus for effecting the manipulatively equivalent treatment of disorders of the skeletal system by using one's weight to stretch one's body. It comprises: a base having a rotary axle provided therewith; a body bearing board responsive to rotation of the rotary axle for inclining about the rotary axle, thereby raising or lowering one or the other end of the body bearing board; and a console for determining an oblique angle at which the body bearing board is inclined, selecting which direction the body bearing board is inclined, clockwise or counterclockwise, the length of time for which the body bearing board is kept inclined and determining other variables in operation. The body bearing board comprises a leg shaking section for holding the opposite legs of one's body and for shaking them horizontally, a longitudinal, parallel arrangement of rotatable rolls and a head holding section for holding the head of the patient lying on the body bearing board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Isao Kitada, Kotaro Yamamoto