Patents by Inventor Kyoko Nakamura

Kyoko Nakamura 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: 11380861
    Abstract: A monomolecular transistor including a first electrode including a first electrode layer and a first metal particle arranged at one end of the first electrode layer, a second electrode including a first electrode layer and a first metal particle arranged at one end of the first electrode layer, a third electrode insulated from the first electrode and the second electrode, a ?-conjugated molecule having a ?-conjugated skeleton. The first metal particle and the second metal particle face each other. The third electrode is arranged adjacent to the gap in which the first metal particle and the second metal particle face each other, and is spaced from the first metal particle and the second metal particle, the ?-conjugated molecule is arranged in a gap between the first metal particle and the second metal particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Yutaka Majima, Eiichi Nakamura, Hayato Tsuji, Kyoko Nozaki, Ryo Shintani, Chun Ouyang, Yuma Ito, SeungJoo Lee
  • Publication number: 20220140675
    Abstract: Provided is a motor capable of suppressing reduction of the torque of the motor even if the amount of use of the permanent magnets embedded in the rotor core is reduced. A motor includes a rotor with permanent magnets embedded in a rotor core, and a stator positioned on an outer circumference of the rotor. The rotor includes magnetic poles formed around a rotation axis of the rotor, the magnetic poles having the permanent magnets arranged therein. The permanent magnets in adjacent magnetic poles are arranged such that positions of a north pole and a south pole of the permanent magnet in one magnetic pole are inverted from those of the permanent magnet in a magnetic pole adjacent to the one magnetic pole. The permanent magnets each have a residual magnetization that decreases as it moves from the north pole toward the south pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Kyoko NAKAMURA, Masaaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20220131433
    Abstract: Provided is a rotating electrical machine capable of obtaining a higher torque while minimizing the amount of permanent magnets used. A rotor core includes a plurality of first insertion holes each having an auxiliary magnet embedded therein, the auxiliary magnet being embedded so as to surround a rotation axis of a rotor in a cross-section orthogonal to the rotation axis. The rotor core includes a plurality of second insertion holes each having a main magnet embedded therein, the main magnet being embedded so as to extend from the auxiliary magnet toward an outer circumferential direction of the rotor. The rotor includes a plurality of magnetic poles formed around the rotation axis, the magnetic poles each having the auxiliary magnet and the plurality of main magnets. The auxiliary magnet is arranged disproportionately on one side of the first insertion hole in the circumferential direction of the rotor so as to form a clearance on the other side of the first insertion hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Hirano, Kyoko Nakamura, Mitsutoshi Akita, Daisuke Ichigozaki, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11309777
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine capable of obtaining a higher torque while limiting the amount of permanent magnets used. A magnetic pole of a rotor includes an auxiliary magnet embedded in a rotor core and at least one main magnet arranged on an outer circumferential side than the auxiliary magnet of the rotor. In each magnetic pole, the distance from an end of the main magnet, the end facing the auxiliary magnet, to the auxiliary magnet facing the main magnet is shorter than the length of the main magnet in the radial direction. In a cross-section orthogonal to the rotation axis of the rotating electrical machine, the main magnets of each magnetic pole are arranged so as to be asymmetrical about a virtual line passing the rotation axis and axisymmetrically dividing the auxiliary magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiu Kanada, Daisuke Ichigozaki, Kazuaki Haga, Motoki Hiraoka, Daichi Maruyama, Hisamitsu Toshida, Kyoko Nakamura, Akira Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20210281132
    Abstract: A plurality of auxiliary magnets is embedded in a rotor core so as to surround the rotation axis of the rotating electrical machine in the cross-section orthogonal to the rotation axis. A plurality of main magnets is embedded in the rotor core so as to extend from the auxiliary magnet in the outer circumferential direction of the rotor. A plurality of magnetic poles of the rotor is formed around the rotation axis, the magnetic poles each having the auxiliary magnet and the plurality of main magnets arranged at a distance from each other in the circumferential direction of the rotor, and the plurality of main magnets of each magnetic pole is arranged asymmetrically about a virtual line passing the rotation axis and axisymmetrically dividing the auxiliary magnet of each magnetic pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi AKITA, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Tatsuhiko HIRANO, Kyoko NAKAMURA, Akira YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20210281153
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine capable of obtaining a higher torque while limiting the amount of permanent magnets used. A magnetic pole of a rotor includes an auxiliary magnet embedded in a rotor core and at least one main magnet arranged on an outer circumferential side than the auxiliary magnet of the rotor. In each magnetic pole, the distance from an end of the main magnet, the end facing the auxiliary magnet, to the auxiliary magnet facing the main magnet is shorter than the length of the main magnet in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiu KANADA, Daisuke ICHIGOZAKI, Kazuaki HAGA, Motoki HIRAOKA, Daichi MARUYAMA, Hisamitsu TOSHIDA, Kyoko NAKAMURA, Akira YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 9024967
    Abstract: The system provides different ways for users to select an object and an action to be applied to the object in computer applications such as image processing or digital post-production. The user can select an object first and then an action, or vice versa. The user can also use gestural input to designate both an object and action virtually simultaneously. Multiple view, or windows, of an image can be independently sized, zoomed, panned, etc. Any effects performed on the image appear in all of the windows since each window shows (potentially) different portions of the same image content. A navigation window helps a user move within a large image or diagram that does not fit entirely on a single display screen. The navigation window includes an inner box that shows, in miniature, the principal objects in the screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Makoto Kawamura, Shingo Kawabe, Kyoko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8830272
    Abstract: Multiple views, or windows, of an image of flowgraph nodes can be modified to facilitate viewing the nodes. In one embodiment, each window includes at least one boundary that is shared with another window so that when a window is changed by moving a particular boundary it causes another window sharing the particular boundary to correspondingly change. Window subsections can be used for viewing a different portion of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Makoto Kawamura, Shingo Kawabe, Kyoko Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20120294589
    Abstract: The system provides different ways for users to select an object and an action to be applied to the object in computer applications such as image processing or digital post-production. The user can select an object first and then an action, or vice versa. The user can also use gestural input to designate both an object and action virtually simultaneously. Multiple view, or windows, of an image can be independently sized, zoomed, panned, etc. Any effects performed on the image appear in all of the windows since each window shows (potentially) different portions of the same image content. A navigation window helps a user move within a large image or diagram that does not fit entirely on a single display screen. The navigation window includes an inner box that shows, in miniature, the principal objects in the screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sukendeep Samra, Makoto Kawanura, Shingo Kawabe, Kyoko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8017809
    Abstract: A bisboron compound represented by the general formula (I): wherein B represents a boron atom, Y represents an oxygen or sulfur atom, R1 and R2 independently represent a monocyclic aromatic group, a polycyclic aromatic group, or a heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur atoms, R3 represents a hydrogen atom; —(CH2)m—NR4R5; —CO—(CH2)m—NR4R5; —COCH(NH2)R6; —CHR7R8; —CH2CH(NH2)—R9; quinolyl substituted with C1-C4 alkyl group; or C1-C4 alkyl substituted with pyridyl, piperidino or pyrrolidinyl group, and X represents a monocyclic aromatic group, a polycyclic aromatic group or a heterocyclic group, which may be the same as or different from R1 and R2, or a bifunctional group having a monocyclic aromatic group, polycyclic aromatic group or heterocyclic group bonded to each side of a group selected from the group consisting of a single bond, O, CH2, S, SO2, CH2OCH2, OCH2, OCH2CH2OCH2, OCH2OCH2CH2 and CH2OCH2CH2, or a salt thereof, and a composition for contr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, Shoichiro Ozaki, Akinobu Suzuki, Takeshi Nakamura, Kyoko Nakamura, legal representative, Aiko Nakamura, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20080022214
    Abstract: A PC has: a transmission-destination definition data storing portion to store transmission-destination definition data defining a plurality pieces of transmission-destination information for transmitting data; an icon storing portion to store a plurality of icons of which display forms are different each other, the plurality of icons respectively corresponding to the plurality pieces of transmission-destination information; a display portion to display one of the plurality of icons; a transmitting portion to, when an instruction for the displayed icon is made while an instruction for data is made, transmit the data based on one of the plurality pieces of transmission-destination information, the one of the piece of transmission-destination information corresponding to the displayed icon for which the instruction is made; and a switching-instruction accepting portion to accept a switching instruction to switch the displayed icon with another icon among the plurality of icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyoko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7257235
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus according to the present invention has an image taking section which captures images of a plurality of image capturing areas, a detecting section which detects an object to be monitored based on an image obtained by the image taking section, a command receiving section which receives a command for remote control, and a command executing section which executes a process corresponding to the received command when the object is not detected by the detecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawakami, Tomoyuki Terada, Kyoko Nakamura, Ken Yoshii, Yasuhisa Kinto
  • Publication number: 20070183638
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to obtain an image of a subject in a desired pose. To attain this object, an image extracting apparatus according to the present invention is provided with an image database in which a plurality of images is stored, detecting means (S104) for detecting the orientation of a subject in an image, and extracting means (S106) for extracting an image including a subject in a predetermined orientation (S102) from the image database based on the result of the detection by the detecting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: MINOLTA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyoko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7212233
    Abstract: An image extracting apparatus includes an image database in which a plurality of images are stored, a detecting portion which detects the orientation of a subject in an image, and an extracting portion which extracts an image including a subject in a predetermined orientation from the image database based on the result of the detection by the detecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyoko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6820137
    Abstract: A resolution converting method, device, and computer-readable recording medium that can improve the quality of a resolution-converted image. The invention converts resolution based on a model generated through statistical processing of multiple images by preparing multiple models having different resolutions, receiving an input image, projecting the input image onto a model to obtain characteristic parameters of the input image, and generating an image by applying the obtained characteristic parameters to a model. Using the characteristic parameters thereby obtained, an image is generated using a model different from the model used to obtain the characteristic parameters. Consequently, the invention is capable of improving the quality of the resolution-converted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Nakamura, Hiromu Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 6801654
    Abstract: The present invention provides a picture-processing apparatus and method for finding a point A (xp, yp) on a projection drawing showing a first surface as a point corresponding to a point a (−1/2, ye) on the left side of a square shape forming an expansion drawing of the first surface and a point B (xp′, yp′) on the projection drawing as a point corresponding to a point b (1/2, ye) on the right side of a square shape forming an expansion drawing of a second surface adjacent to the first surface on the basis of a predetermined transformation relation. On the expansion drawings, the point a coincides with the point b. The transformation relation is corrected by finding average coordinates ((xp+xp′)/2, (yp+yp′)/2) as the coordinates of a new point C located on the projection drawing and designated as a point corresponding to the point a (−1/2, ye), and using a pair of the point C and the point a (−1/2, ye) as a base for a new transformation relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoko Nakamura, Mitsuharu Ohki
  • Publication number: 20030227548
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus according to the present invention has an image taking section which captures images of a plurality of image capturing areas, a detecting section which detects an object to be monitored based on an image obtained by the image taking section, a command receiving section which receives a command for remote control, and a command executing section which executes a process corresponding to the received command when the object is not detected by the detecting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawakami, Tomoyuki Terada, Kyoko Nakamura, Ken Yoshii, Yasuhisa Kinto
  • Publication number: 20030202102
    Abstract: A monitoring system according to the present invention includes a camera; a display device for displaying a time-varying image captured by the camera; a switching section for switching a view on the display device from the time-varying image to a still image in response to a user command; a storage section for storing information regarding an object to be monitored, the object being selected by pointing at the object in the still image on the display device; and a detecting section for detecting the object in an image captured by the camera, based on the image and the information regarding the object to be monitored which is stored in the storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Applicant: MINOLTA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Natsuko Shiota, Masaaki Nakai, Kyoko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6636647
    Abstract: A first original image and a second original image are input to create a merged image. A superimpose area, which an operator designates using an input device, is set as a superimpose area. A portion of the first original image to be superimposed is determined. A superimposing process is executed by blending the first original image with the merged image with a weighted average. The setting of the superimpose area is to determine an &agr; value indicative of the degree of blend (weight) between the first original image and the merged image. The &agr; value of a portion independently present to the side of the second original image with respect to a center line is forced to be zero. The first original image is superimposed onto the merged image using the determined &agr; value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Ohki, Kyoko Nakamura, Takashi Totsuka
  • Patent number: 6574536
    Abstract: A moving robot first moves straight in a first forward path. When encountering an obstacle such as shelf, the robot makes a U-turn to move straight in a backward path located with a prescribed distance away from the first forward path. When encountering another obstacle, the robot again makes a U-turn to move straight in a second forward path extending in the same direction as that of the first forward path but located with a distance away from the backward path. When the robot exceeding the point of the U-turn in the first forward path is detected during running in the second forward path, presence of a region where the robot has not run yet is recognized, and running in that region is carried out thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kawagoe, Yuichi Kawakami, Kyoko Nakamura, Yasuhisa Kinto