Patents by Inventor Kouichi Kobayashi

Kouichi Kobayashi 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: 20200357924
    Abstract: An oxide semiconductor thin film according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: an oxide semiconductor containing In, Zn, Ti, and Sn, an atomic ratio of (In+Sn)/(In+Zn+Ti+Sn) being not less than 0.36 and not more than 0.92, an atomic ratio of Sn/(In+Sn) being not less than 0.02 and not more than 0.46, an atomic ratio of Sn/(In+Zn+Ti+Sn) being not less than 0.01 and not more than 0.42, an atomic ratio of Ti/(In+Zn+Ti+Sn) being not less than 0.01 and not more than 0.10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Fumito OOTAKE, Motoshi KOBAYASHI, Mitsuru UENO, Masaru WADA, Kouichi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10774194
    Abstract: A method of separating an inorganic material, the method comprising in the following order: a contact process of contacting a processing solution with a composite material, the composite material including a first organic substance that is decomposable by the processing solution, a second organic substance that is not decomposable by the processing solution, and an inorganic material; a separation process of separating the processing solution including a decomposition product of the first organic substance, from a recovered product including the inorganic material and the second organic substance; and a thermal treatment process of subjecting the recovered product to a thermal treatment at a temperature that is equal to or greater than a temperature at which the second organic substance is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Shimizu, Kazuhito Kobayashi, Kouichi Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 10773422
    Abstract: A method of separating an inorganic material, the method comprising in the following order: a contact process of contacting a processing solution with a composite material, the composite material including a first organic substance that is decomposable by the processing solution, a second organic substance that is not decomposable by the processing solution, and an inorganic material; and a separation process of separating the inorganic material from the processing solution including a decomposition product of the first organic substance and the second organic substance, the contact process and the separation process including adjusting the processing solution to have a temperature that is equal to or greater than a softening point of the second organic substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Shimizu, Kazuhito Kobayashi, Kouichi Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 10727784
    Abstract: In an aggregation system comprising a control apparatus which is provided for each consumer and a server apparatus, the server apparatus calculates, for each of the consumers and as an allocation amount of the consumer, an upper limit value for the power which the consumer inputs from the system or a lower limit value for the power which the consumer is to output to the system, according to a requested power provision amount, and sends the respective control instructions designating the calculated allocation amount of each consumer to the control apparatus of the consumer, and the control apparatuses each control the charging and discharging of the corresponding power apparatus so that the power input from the system is equal to or smaller than the allocation amount designated in the control instruction or so that power equal to or larger than the allocation amount is output to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: HITACHI, LTD., IKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Kouichi Hiraoka, Mitsumasa Takayama, Jun Takahashi, Yuji Fujiki, Takashi Imai
  • Patent number: 10679661
    Abstract: A virtual file system (VFS) is constructed by reliably acquiring subsequent data corresponding to an information recording medium from a local storage unit, and thus, data reproduction is executed. A data processing unit executes processing of selecting data associated with the information recording medium from the local storage unit, as reproduction target data, executes directory name calculation processing in which a conversion function corresponding to a version of the information recording medium is applied to configuration data of a root certificate recorded in the information recording medium, at the time of performing the processing of selecting the reproduction target data, and selects data which is recorded in a directory having a calculated directory name from the local storage unit, as the reproduction target data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Kouichi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 10663948
    Abstract: A method for a three-dimensional shaped product produced by lamination, irradiation-based sintering and cutting, when undercut regions are present, comprising the steps of: 1. setting a model for the three-dimensional shaped product; 2. selecting a standard of undercut angle; 3. rotating the model in angle units; 4. calculating a total projected area on a horizontal plane of the undercut regions having angles crossing the horizontal plane which are smaller angles than a standard of undercut angle; 5. selecting a rotation angle such that the total projected area is either smallest or a prescribed standard value is reached; 6. when a minimum total area in step 5 is larger than a predetermined standard value or all of the total projected area in step 4 is larger than the predetermined standard value, sending a command to set a shaping region of a support section for supporting the undercut region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Matsuura Machinery Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Amaya, Jun Kobayashi, Tatsuya Kabeshita
  • Patent number: 10600442
    Abstract: Data reproduction is performed in a mode decided on the basis of disc type information which is record data of a disc. A reading rate compatible with a physical format of a disc is compared with a reading rate compatible with a disc type, and in a case where the reading rates do not coincide with each other, data read from the disc at the physical format compatible rate is stored in the buffer, and the reproduction process is performed using the data output from the buffer at the disc type compatible rate. In a case where the physical format is BD-R or BD-RE, and the logical format is a logical format compatible with BDMV-UHD, the emulation mode reproduction accompanied with the rate conversion using the buffer is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Kouichi Uchimura
  • Publication number: 20200073427
    Abstract: A hybrid power conditioning system manages, as a control target, a plurality of electric power units having different response speeds of charge or discharge, and respectively controls a charge or a discharge of the control target and an input/output of power, to and from a system, based on the charge or the discharge of the control target. A server apparatus generates a control order related to a demand response to the hybrid power conditioning system and calculates an allocation amount of each of the users according to at least an amount of power to be procured. The control order includes the calculated allocation amount and a control mode prescribing a discharge source or a charge destination when a triggering condition is satisfied. Upon receiving the control order, each of the hybrid power conditioning systems activates the control targets in order from the control target having a fastest response speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki KOBAYASHI, Mitsumasa TAKAYAMA, Kouichi HIRAOKA, Yuji FUJIKI, Takashi IMAI
  • Patent number: 10567725
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus that reproduces data recorded onto a recording medium, the apparatus including: circuitry configured to convert a color space of an image recorded onto the recording medium, and superimpose a main content image and a sub-content image recorded onto the recording medium, wherein, when a color space of the main content image corresponds to BT.709 format, the circuitry determines to convert color spaces of the sub-content image and the main content image into the same color space, and wherein, when the color space of the main content image corresponds to BT.2020 format, the circuitry determines to not convert the color space of the sub-content image into BT.2020 format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Uchimura, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10547821
    Abstract: Provided is a reproduction apparatus and an information processing method which enable graphics to be superimposed on a video to be converted appropriately. In a format of contents to be reproduced by a reproduction apparatus according to an aspect of the present technology, each of a configuration of a video plane which is a storage area of data before a video that constitutes an output image is synthesized and a configuration of a graphics plane which is a storage area of data before a graphics that constitutes the output image is synthesized is represented by attributes of a resolution, a color gamut, a color depth, and a dynamic range conversion function. Moreover, a plurality of combinations of attributes representing the configuration of the video plane and attributes representing the configuration of the graphics plane are determined in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Kouichi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 10533085
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyethylene for injection molding, which has an excellent balance between moldability and durability, and a molded article such as an injection-molded plastic fuel tank that has an excellent balance among injection moldability, durability, and impact resistance. The invention relates to a polyethylene for injection molding, the polyethylene comprising at least two types of specific polyethylenes, wherein the density, the high load melt flow rate, and the relationship between the weight ratio and the density of the polyethylene satisfy specific characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Polyethylene Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Ogawa, Kenji Hadano, Kazuhiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200006954
    Abstract: An aggregation control system for adjusting electric power between a plurality of facilities via a mobile storage battery apparatus, wherein each of the plurality of facilities includes a control apparatus that controls charging and discharging of the mobile storage battery apparatus, and the aggregation control system includes a server apparatus coupled to each control apparatus; and wherein the server apparatus: creates a charge-discharge condition for the mobile storage battery apparatus on the basis of management information for electric power demand and supply at a specified facility among the plurality of facilities; compares a charge-discharge request to a control apparatus of the specified facility with the charge-discharge conditions; and issues a command to the control apparatus to charge or discharge the mobile storage battery apparatus according to a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto MIYATA, Takahiro TSUKISHIMA, Mitsumasa TAKAYAMA, Kouichi HIRAOKA, Hideki KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10411315
    Abstract: A battery pack structure includes a chamber, a cooling duct arranged outside the pack case, and a connector that communicates the chamber and the cooling duct with each other. The connector includes a first opening, which is connected with the chamber in a state of being sealed by a first sealing member, a second opening, which is connected with a cooling duct in a state of being sealed by a second sealing member, a first sealing surface, which is formed in a peripheral part of the first opening and is either a tube-shaped surface or a plane that faces a chamber inlet surface though the first sealing member, and a second sealing surface, which is formed in a peripheral part of the second opening and is a tube-shaped surface or a plane that faces a duct outlet surface through the second sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiro Kosaki, Kouichi Tanaka, Takenori Kobayashi, Shigeru Fukuda, Toshiaki Naruke, Akira Azumi
  • Publication number: 20190258245
    Abstract: A vehicle remote operation device includes: a communication unit configured to receive a composite image, which is to be generated on the basis of plural captured images captured at each of plural in-vehicle cameras mounted to a vehicle and shows a surrounding area of the vehicle seen from a virtual view point; a display configured to display the composite image; an operation unit for operating the vehicle, and a signal generation unit configured to generate a control signal of the vehicle, based on an operation on the operation unit. The display is configured to display the composite image having an image of the operation unit superimposed thereon and an auxiliary image comprising a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Masashi NAKAMURA, Masanori KOBAYASHI, Kouichi MURAMATSU, Hideki NOJIMA, Minoru MAEHATA
  • Publication number: 20190199129
    Abstract: In an aggregation system comprising a control apparatus which is provided for each consumer and a server apparatus, the server apparatus calculates, for each of the consumers and as an allocation amount of the consumer, an upper limit value for the power which the consumer inputs from the system or a lower limit value for the power which the consumer is to output to the system, according to a requested power provision amount, and sends the respective control instructions designating the calculated allocation amount of each consumer to the control apparatus of the consumer, and the control apparatuses each control the charging and discharging of the corresponding power apparatus so that the power input from the system is equal to or smaller than the allocation amount designated in the control instruction or so that power equal to or larger than the allocation amount is output to the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki KOBAYASHI, Kouichi HIRAOKA, Mitsumasa TAKAYAMA, Jun TAKAHASHI, Yuji FUJIKI, Takashi IMAI
  • Patent number: 10324447
    Abstract: A foil transfer device, a foil transfer method, and a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program when executed by a computer causes the computer to execute first, second and third processes. In the first process, an acute angle portion included in a contour of a predetermined shape is specified. In the second process, an approximation curve along a contour of the acute angle portion specified in the first process and is located inside the predetermined shape is obtained. In the third process, movement route data for the acute angle portion is created along the approximation curve obtained in the second process. The movement route data is usable for, for example, control of moving a heater of the foil transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10293548
    Abstract: A cross-sectional image generating apparatus includes a mask placer to place a mask on a first cross-sectional image such that a target pixel of the first cross-sectional image corresponds in position to a center pixel of the mask, a calculator to calculate a final value of a random variable for each of the pixels of the first cross-sectional image to be regarded as the target pixel corresponding in position to the center pixel, a colored pixel setter to set a printed pixel to be a colored pixel in accordance with the final value of the random variable calculated, a non-colored pixel setter to set the printed pixel or non-printed pixel to be a non-colored pixel in accordance with the final value of the random variable calculated, and a cross-sectional image generator to add color information to the colored pixel, and generates a second cross-sectional image representing the colored and non-colored pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10232554
    Abstract: An arrangement determining apparatus includes a center-of-gravity calculating processor that calculates a center of gravity of a three-dimensional model, a placement surface determining processor that determines a placement surface to attach and arranging supports thereon, a reference point setting processor that draws a perpendicular line from the center of gravity toward the placement surface and sets a reference point, a region dividing processor that divides the placement surface into a first region and a second region excluding the first region, and an arranging processor that attaches and arranges the supports on the placement surface so that the contact area per unit area between the first region and the supports in the first region is larger than the contact area per unit area between the second region and the supports in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Kobayashi, Tetsuhiro Kunifuji
  • Patent number: 10175680
    Abstract: An arrangement determining apparatus includes a storing processor that stores data of a three-dimensional model of the target object, a reference processor that shifts and rotates the three-dimensional model, a center-of-gravity calculating processor that calculates a center of gravity of the three-dimensional model, a principal axis setting processor that calculates a farthest point that is most distant from the center of gravity of the three-dimensional model, and sets a principal axis connecting the center of gravity of the three-dimensional model and the farthest point, a tilting processor that tilts the three-dimensional model so that the principal axis is parallel or substantially parallel to a horizontal plane, and an arranging processor that attaches and arranges the supports on a top surface or a bottom surface of the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10175679
    Abstract: A support arrangement determining apparatus includes a reference processor that shifts and rotates a target object model, a candidate generating processor that generates inclination angles that are candidates for the orientation of the target object to be formed, a support calculating processor that calculates a number of supports to be attached and arranged on the target object, and an inclination angle determining processor that determines, among a plurality of inclination angles generated by the candidate generating processor, an inclination angle that enables the supports to support the load of the target object and that reduces or minimizes the number of the supports calculated by the support calculating processor, and with the inclination angle the target object is inclined from the predetermined reference orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Kobayashi