Patents by Inventor Makoto Gotou

Makoto Gotou 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: 10813556
    Abstract: An estimation device includes at least one of a facial skin temperature acquisition unit and a facial photographic image acquisition unit, and an evaluation unit. The facial skin temperature acquisition unit acquires, in time-series, facial skin temperature data of a facial surface of a subject to which brain function activation information is provided. The facial photographic image acquisition unit obtains, in time-series, facial photographic image data obtained by imaging the facial surface of the subject to which the brain function activation information is provided. The evaluation unit evaluates a degree of interest of the subject based on at least one of the facial skin temperature data acquired by the facial skin temperature acquisition unit and the facial surface photographic image data acquired by the facial surface photographic image data acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10786207
    Abstract: A physiological state determination system includes a CPU and a camera. The camera acquires a photographic image data of a time-series change in facial data of a subject to which brain function activation information that activates human brain function was provided. The CPU determines a mental or physical physiological state of the subject based on facial change information corresponding to the photographic image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Takahiro Hirayama, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10733426
    Abstract: A driver state determination device includes a facial change information acquisition unit acquiring facial change information indicating a time-series change in facial data of a subject, and a driver state determination unit determining the driver state of the subject based on the facial change information. The subject is selected from the group consisting of a subject driving a machine from when brain function activation information that activates human brain function is provided, a subject driving a machine from when the brain function activation information provided to the subject driving the machine is detected, and a subject performing a predetermined operation on a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10709338
    Abstract: A useful information presentation device includes a facial skin temperature acquisition unit and/or a blood circulation volume acquisition unit, a brain activity estimation unit, and a useful information presentation unit. The facial skin temperature acquisition unit acquires facial skin temperature data in time-series. The blood circulation volume acquisition unit acquires photographic image data by imaging the facial surface in time-series. The brain activity estimation unit decomposes the facial skin temperature data and/or the facial blood circulation volume data into a plurality of components by singular value decomposition, principal component analysis, or independent component analysis, and the brain activity estimation unit estimating brain activity of the subject based on the plurality of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Daikin Industries, Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Junichiro Arai, Takashi Gotou, Makoto Iwakame, Kenichi Hino, Tomoya Hirano, Yasunori Kotani, Yoshimi Ohgami, Taro Tomatsu
  • Publication number: 20190389726
    Abstract: A method of producing lithium difluorophosphate, the method including: a step of obtaining a first raw material mixture by mixing lithium hexafluorophosphate, at least one selected from the group consisting of an oxide of phosphorus (A) and a lithium salt of a phosphoric acid (B), and a hydrocarbon solvent having from 6 to 12 carbon atoms; a step of obtaining a second raw material mixture by removing at least a part of the hydrocarbon solvent contained in the obtained first raw material mixture; and a step of producing a crude product containing lithium difluorophosphate by reacting the second raw material mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi GOTOU, Makoto SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190375650
    Abstract: A method of producing lithium difluorophosphate includes: providing a crude product containing lithium difluorophosphate; obtaining a solution by dissolving the crude product in a mixed solvent in which at least one solvent (X) selected from the group consisting of ethyl acetate, acetone, dimethoxyethane, diethylene glycol dimethyl ether and triethylene glycol dimethyl ether, and at least one solvent (Y) selected from the group consisting of toluene, xylene, hexane, acetonitrile, dimethyl carbonate, ethyl methyl carbonate and diethyl carbonate, are mixed at a mass ratio (the solvent (X)/the solvent (Y)) in a range from 70/30 to 95/5; and extracting lithium difluorophosphate from the solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi GOTOU, Makoto SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10371877
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a light source array, a wavelength converting member, and a light guide plate. The light source array includes light sources configured to emit primary light rays. The wavelength converting member includes a wavelength converting portion, a holding portion, and non-wavelength converting portions. The wavelength converting portion contains phosphors configured to emit secondary light rays when excited by the primary light rays. The wavelength converting member is disposed between the light guide plate and the light source array. The light guide plate includes a light entering surface, a light exiting surface, an opposite surface that is on an opposite side from the light exiting surface, and a light reflecting and scattering pattern. The light reflecting and scattering pattern includes complementary color dots formed in sections of the opposite surface on non-wavelength converting portion sides. The complementary color dots absorb the primary light rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Uno, Akira Gotou, Keitaro Matsui, Masanobu Harada
  • Patent number: 9077456
    Abstract: A receiving device includes a first conversion unit, an amplification unit, and a microcomputer. The microcomputer includes: a second conversion unit that performs, for each sampling time duration, AD conversion on a voltage signal into an AD-converted value; a first calculation unit that calculates a difference digital value by difference calculation; a second calculation unit that calculates a positive reference value and a negative reference value; a detection unit that detects a rising point starting difference digital values greater than the positive reference value, and a falling point starting difference digital values smaller than the negative reference value; a third calculation unit that calculates a first sample period and a second sample period; and a fourth calculation unit that calculates a modulated signal for each symbol time period based on the first sample period and the second sample period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Gotou, Masaaki Ikehara, Yoshihiko Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 8815369
    Abstract: An adhering jig for an adhesive connecting member is provided, in which the adhesive connecting member can be adhered without being broken even if it is twisted during connection of an optical fiber. The adhesive connecting member of the present invention has a tabular member having insertion holes fitting a shape of the optical connector, and an adhesive connecting member having a certain size. The adhesive connecting member has a strongly adhesive layer and non-adhesive layer, and the adhesive connecting member was arranged at a bottom of the insertion hole via the weakly adhesive layer, so that the non-adhesive layer is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Tomoegawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Makoto Gotou
  • Publication number: 20140207490
    Abstract: A first luminaire 22 emits visible light 22a including, as information, an illumination ID for specifying a location in a facility. Photoreceivers 23 to 26, which prestore target IDs, transmit the illumination ID based on the visible light 22a and the prestored target IDs as data when receiving the visible light 22a. A processing unit 30 associates the photoreceivers 23 to 26 located in the illumination area of the same first luminaire 22 based on the data transmitted from the photoreceivers 23 to 26. Treatment is authenticated by deciding whether or not a combination of the associated photoreceivers 23 to 26 matches a combination of the photoreceivers based on a treatment order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki SHINDO, Yoshihiko MATSUKAWA, Makoto GOTOU, Takanobu TANIMOTO, Masaaki IKEHARA
  • Publication number: 20140093254
    Abstract: A receiving device includes a first conversion unit, an amplification unit, and a microcomputer. The microcomputer includes: a second conversion unit that performs, for each sampling time duration, AD conversion on a voltage signal into an AD-converted value; a first calculation unit that calculates a difference digital value by difference calculation; a second calculation unit that calculates a positive reference value and a negative reference value; a detection unit that detects a rising point starting difference digital values greater than the positive reference value, and a falling point starting difference digital values smaller than the negative reference value; a third calculation unit that calculates a first sample period and a second sample period; and a fourth calculation unit that calculates a modulated signal for each symbol time period based on the first sample period and the second sample period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Gotou, Masaaki Ikehara, Yoshihiko Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 8611712
    Abstract: A rubber member optically connects (a) an optical transmission medium or an optical component and (b) another optical transmission medium or another optical component by intervening between the (a) and the (b). An adhesive connecting member comprises a rubber member having a refractive index of 1.35 to 1.55 and an adhesive having a refractive index of 1.35 to 1.55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Tomoegawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Tomoki Furue, Makoto Gotou
  • Publication number: 20130188038
    Abstract: A tablet inspection device includes a lighting unit configured to emit parallel light to a medicine package enclosing therein a semi-transparent tablet that is capable of transmitting light, a camera unit configured to capture an image of the medicine package irradiated with the parallel light, so as to obtain a transmission image of the medicine package, and an image processing unit configured to detect, as an area of the semi-transparent tablet, an area having a center part and a periphery part which has brightness lower than brightness of the center part, in the transmission image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Hitoshi Yamashita, Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa
  • Publication number: 20130170732
    Abstract: A medicine pack inspecting system includes a packing instruction unit that generates packing instruction information, a tablet packing unit that encloses tablets in a medicine pack, an image capturing unit that generates a medicine pack image, and a tablet inspecting unit that inspects the number of tablets enclosed in the medicine pack by performing pattern matching using the medicine pack image and a tablet pattern shown in the packing instruction information, wherein when the packing instruction information includes information on an irregular shaped tablet, the tablet inspecting unit inspects the number of an irregular shaped tablet by performing pattern matching using an irregular shaped tablet pattern of the irregular shaped tablet and the medicine pack image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Makoto Gotou, Takanobu Tanimoto, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Tomoyuki Shindo
  • Patent number: 8396722
    Abstract: A medicine inspection support system, which provides a reliable inspection of medicine preparation, includes a person authentication unit, a preliminary inspection unit, an inspection unit, and an inspector check unit. The person authentication unit identifies a preliminary inspector who performs a preliminary inspection of medicine preparation, and an inspector who performs an inspection of the medicine preparation. The preliminary inspection unit certifies that the preliminary inspector has performed the preliminary inspection of the medicine preparation. The inspection unit certifies that the inspector has performed the inspection of the medicine preparation. The inspector check unit permits the inspection unit to certify completion of the inspection when determined that the inspector is a different person from the preliminary inspector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Tohru Nakamura, Rie Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20130058550
    Abstract: A tablet inspection apparatus includes: a transmitted illumination unit configured to emit infrared light to a medicine packet made of two films from a side of the films; a reflected illumination unit configured to emit infrared light from the other side of the two films; a camera unit configured to obtain a transmission image by imaging the medicine packet, in a state where the transmitted illumination unit is emitting infrared light and the reflected illumination unit is not emitting infrared light, and obtain a reflection image by imaging the medicine packet, in a state where the reflected illumination unit is emitting infrared light and the transmitted illumination unit is not emitting infrared light; and a calculation unit configured to generate an inspection image from a difference image between the reflection image and the transmission image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Hitoshi Yamashita, Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa
  • Publication number: 20120271454
    Abstract: A medicine collecting system (11) includes a cart (14) having a plurality of housing units (23) that each house a tray (12), and a dispenser (13) that dispenses a first medicine to the tray housed in each housing unit of the cart (14) according to prescription information that indicates the type of a medicine to be dispensed to each tray and the number of the medicines and is set for each tray. A memory unit (28) of the system (11) stores, for each tray, the prescription information with housing unit identification information that identifies the housing unit housing the tray to which the first medicine is dispensed by the dispenser (13), in association with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Takanobu Tanimoto, Tohru Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20120200596
    Abstract: The tablet inspection support apparatus (11) includes: (i) a conveying unit (15) which conveys a medicine packaging sheet having a series of packets each of which encloses one or more tablets between two films; (ii) a transmitted-light illumination unit (17) which illuminates a packet from a side of one of the two films; (iii) a reflected-light illumination unit (16) which illuminates a packet from a side of the other of the two films; (iv) an imaging unit (18) which obtains, by capturing an image of a packet from a side of the other of the two films, a transmitted-light image that is an image of a packet illuminated by the transmitted-light illumination unit and a reflected-light image that is a color image of the packet illuminated by the reflected-light illumination unit; (v) an image processing unit (19) which detects a tablet region indicating a region of one or more tablets enclosed in a packet by using the transmitted-light image and generates a color tablet image by clipping an image of a region of th
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Makoto Gotou, Takanobu Tanimoto, Yoshihiko Matsukawa
  • Publication number: 20120179488
    Abstract: A medicine management apparatus includes: a medicine storage (11); a tag detection unit (14) which detects (i) worker information for identifying a worker and a work position of the worker and (ii) worker information and a work position of a worker who is present in the first work area and worker information and a work position of a worker who is present in the second work area; a management unit (22) which determines, based on a result of the detection performed by the tag detection unit (14), whether or not an unlocking condition is satisfied, which is (i) plural workers who are authorized to use the medicine storage (11) are present in an area that is a combination of the first work area and the second work area and (ii) at least one of the workers is present in the first work area, in the state where the medicine storage (11) is locked, and a lock unit (13) which sets the medicine storage (11) to a state which allows the medicine storage to be unlocked, when it is determined, by the management unit (22),
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Takanobu Tanimoto, Makoto Gotou, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Hidenori Kuwata, Noriko Kenjou
  • Publication number: 20110198035
    Abstract: An adhering jig for an adhesive connecting member is provided, in which the adhesive connecting member can be adhered without being broken even if it is twisted during connection of an optical fiber. The adhesive connecting member of the present invention has a tabular member having insertion holes fitting a shape of the optical connector, and an adhesive connecting member having a certain size. The adhesive connecting member has a strongly adhesive layer and non-adhesive layer, and the adhesive connecting member was arranged at a bottom of the insertion hole via the weakly adhesive layer, so that the non-adhesive layer is lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Tomoegawa Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hashimoto, Makoto Gotou