Patents by Inventor Makoto Ikeda

Makoto Ikeda 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: 20220179816
    Abstract: A relay device includes a first connecting unit, a second connecting unit, a first notifying unit, a second notifying unit, and a communicating unit. The first connecting unit is connected with a first interface of a first device, the first interface being not compliant with USB (Universal Serial Bus) standard. The second connecting unit is connected with a second interface of a second device, the second interface being compliant with the USB standard. The first notifying unit notifies the second device that the relay device is a USB device. The second notifying unit notifies the first device that the second device has been connected to the second connecting unit. The communicating unit relays communication carried out between the second device and the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventor: Makoto Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20220182733
    Abstract: A processor of a server includes: a keyword generator that narrows object images from video based on both activity information on the activity history of a user and a first level of narrowing down and generates candidate keywords, as candidate comments, by generating a candidate keyword for each of the images; an identifier that identifies one or more target keywords from among the candidate keywords generated by the keyword generator based on both the activity information and a second level of narrowing down; a comment generator that generates, for each of the one or more target keywords, a comment related to each target keyword; and an adjuster that adjusts the first level of narrowing down in the keyword generator and the second level of narrowing down in the identifier in accordance with processing information on processing performable by the keyword generator and processing performable by the identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Akira TANAKA, Makoto MURASAKI, Mitsuhiro OGATA, Hiroki ISHIZUKA, Syougo IKEDA, Syou NANAO
  • Publication number: 20220160916
    Abstract: A decontamination device according to an aspect of the present invention is configured to decontaminate an air filter for particle removal. This decontamination device is configured to release gas containing peracetic acid such that the gas reaches the air filter and not release mist containing peracetic acid. A system according to another aspect of the present invention includes a container and a decontamination device. The container is configured to hold an air filter for particle removal. The decontamination device is configured to release gas containing peracetic acid into the container such that the gas reaches the air filter and not release mist containing peracetic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: NITTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuji IKEDA, Makoto SHIGETA
  • Patent number: 11332623
    Abstract: An electrode catalyst support, capable of improving the power of a fuel cell, and an electrode catalyst and a solid polymer fuel cell using the same. Provided is carbon black wherein pores which are at most 6 nm in pore diameter have a cumulative pore volume of less than 0.25 cm3/g, a specific surface area by BET is 500 to 900 m2/g, and a volatile matter content is 1.0 to 10.0%. Also provided are an electrode catalyst for a fuel cell comprising a support which includes this carbon black, and a solid polymer fuel cell having the electrode catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF YAMANASHI, DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Uchida, Katsuyoshi Kakinuma, Daiki Ikeda, Yusaku Harada, Takeshi Miyakawa
  • Publication number: 20220038613
    Abstract: An imaging device for performing phase-difference detection auto-focus includes an image sensor including a plurality of normal pixels and a plurality of phase-difference detection pixels arranged in a matrix shape; an exposure control circuit controlling a first exposure time driving the normal pixels for generating image signals, and a second exposure time driving the phase-difference detection pixels for generating phase-difference detection signals; and a lighting device irradiating the imaging object with a first irradiating light at the first exposure time, and irradiating the imaging object with a second irradiating light at the second exposure time. The wave length range of the second irradiating light is narrower than the wave length range of the first irradiating light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KOBAYASHI, Satoru ADACHI, Makoto IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20220026093
    Abstract: An operating system includes an air conditioner and an infrared output device. The air conditioner includes an indoor unit. The infrared output device is configured to receive first information on an instruction to a first-type apparatus other than the air conditioner and operable by an infrared signal and transmit an infrared signal corresponding to the first information to the first-type apparatus. The air conditioner further includes a management device configured to manage the first-type apparatus. The management device includes a command information receiving unit configured to receive second information on a command content, and a determination unit configured to determine whether there is a deviation between a behavior of the first-type apparatus and the command content, based on the behavior of the first-type apparatus and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto IKEDA, Kousuke TSUBOI, Takao SONODA
  • Publication number: 20220026092
    Abstract: An infrared output device is installed in a fixed apparatus whose position is fixed in a predetermined space. An input receiving device is configured to receive, through voice input, a control command to a first-type apparatus controllable by infrared ray. Upon the input receiving device receiving the control command, the infrared output device is configured to output infrared ray to the first-type apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto IKEDA, Kousuke TSUBOI, Takao SONODA
  • Publication number: 20220026091
    Abstract: An operating system that can control any apparatus is provided. The operating system includes an input receiving device, a first information processing device, a second information processing device, and an infrared output device. The operating system operates a first-type apparatus operable by communication of an infrared pattern and a second-type apparatus operable via a network. The first information processing device is connected to the input receiving device and configured to analyze operation information corresponding to an input operation. The second information processing device is configured to control the second-type apparatus (controlled apparatus (B)) via the network based on a control instruction. The infrared output device is configured to output an infrared pattern corresponding to a control instruction to the first-type apparatus (controlled apparatus (A)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto IKEDA, Kousuke TSUBOI, Takao SONODA
  • Publication number: 20210407068
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus includes an image reader that reads an original image formed on a recording material based on a print job and generates a read image, and a hardware processor that analyzes the read image and performs an image inspection, wherein the hardware processor: acquires the read image from the image reader, detects an edge from the read image, and excludes a region near the edge from a target of the image inspection; performs a predetermined filter process on the read image after the exclusion process to generate a first reference image; compares the read image after the exclusion process with the first reference image to generate a first comparison image; and binarizes the first comparison image using a predetermined threshold to detect points where a specific abnormality has occurred, and outputs a detection result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Makoto IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20210360170
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a detection unit configured to detect a position of a subject, which is a target of trimming in an image; a setting unit configured to set a determination frame that separates a first region, which includes an edge of the image, and a second region, which is a region of the image excluding the first region, from each other; and a generation unit configured to generate a trimming image to notify a user that the subject is likely to move out of an imaging range of the image, in a case where the position of the subject is included in the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Ikeda, Yusuke Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 11168914
    Abstract: An operating system that can control any apparatus is provided. The operating system (1001) includes an input receiving device (1060), a first information processing device (1100), a second information processing device (1200), and an infrared output device (1070). The operating system (1001) operates a first-type apparatus (1010) operable by communication of an infrared pattern and a second-type apparatus (1020) operable via a network. The first information processing device (1100) is connected to the input receiving device (1060) and configured to analyze operation information corresponding to an input operation. The second information processing device (1200) is configured to control the second-type apparatus (1020) (controlled apparatus (B)) via the network based on a control instruction. The infrared output device (1070) is configured to output an infrared pattern corresponding to a control instruction to the first-type apparatus (1010) (controlled apparatus (A)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Ikeda, Kousuke Tsuboi, Takao Sonoda
  • Patent number: 11148412
    Abstract: In order to provide, to a roll-to-roll printing apparatus which seamlessly performs printing on a base material using a roll-to-roll method, performance for finely controlling the tension of the base material, the roll-to-roll printing apparatus includes a drive roll (74) that supplies a base material (B) to a plate cylinder, a drive roll actuator that rotates the drive roll (74), a dancer actuator (84) that changes a path line length of the base material (B) to vary the tension of the base material (B), a tension detection device (78) that detects the tension of the base material (B), and a tension control device (80) that controls the drive roll actuator and the dancer actuator (84) in accordance with a result of the detection by the tension detection device (78) to compensate for a variation in the tension of the base material (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Suzuki, Shinya Matsubara, Taishi Hitomi, Makoto Ikeda, Kiyoto Miyoshi, Takatora Ando
  • Patent number: 11151705
    Abstract: An image inspecting apparatus includes a reader that reads an image on a recording material formed in an image forming apparatus and generates read image data and an image analyzer that performs analysis to determine abnormality for the read image data by using a threshold value and creates an analysis result. The image analyzer makes pixels constituting the read image data a target pixel sequentially and performs determination of abnormality for the target pixel by using the threshold value calculated by using a threshold value calculating method. The threshold value calculating method includes a plurality of threshold value calculating methods, and a first threshold value calculating method is switched to other threshold value calculating method correspondingly to a number of pixels included in a region for calculating a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Makoto Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11098919
    Abstract: In an air conditioning system which conditions air in one air-conditioning-target space with a plurality of air conditioners each including a compressor, the energy consumption efficiency as a whole is improved. The air conditioners (21 to 29) each include a service-side heat exchanger exchanging heat between air of a room which is the air-conditioning-target space and a refrigerant, a heat-source-side heat exchanger exchanging heat between air of a common space and the refrigerant, and a compressor (41 to 49) compressing the refrigerant circulating through the service-side heat exchanger and the heat-source-side heat exchanger. When an air conditioning capacity falls within a predetermined range for at least two of the plurality of air conditioners (21 to 29), part of the air conditioners whose compressors are in operation has its compressor stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Nabeshima, Akio Tasaka, Yuusuke Shiono, Makoto Ikeda, Atsushi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 11072508
    Abstract: A control apparatus of a web processing system that executes predetermined processing onto a web continuously existing along a movement passage, in which the web processing system includes a rotating body that rotates while being in contact with the web, and the control apparatus controls a rotation speed of the rotating body such that a circumferential speed of the rotating body at a contact surface with the web matches a transport speed of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoto Miyoshi, Takatora Ando, Ryuta Nakajima, Keita Suzuki, Shinya Matsubara, Taishi Hitomi, Makoto Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11074683
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus includes an image reader that reads an original image formed on a recording material based on a print job and generates a read image, and a hardware processor that analyzes the read image and performs an image inspection, wherein the hardware processor: acquires the read image from the image reader, detects an edge from the read image, and excludes a region near the edge from a target of the image inspection; performs a predetermined filter process on the read image after the exclusion process to generate a first reference image compares the read image after the exclusion process with the first reference image to generate a first comparison image; and binarizes the first comparison image using a predetermined threshold to detect points where a specific abnormality has occurred, and outputs a detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Makoto Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20210080141
    Abstract: Provided is an air conditioner including an indoor unit provided with a microphone element for receiving voice instructions, such that a voice instruction spoken by an operator is acquired with high quality and control based on the voice instruction spoken by the operator is likely to be ensured. The air conditioner includes an indoor unit (12), a transmission unit, and a reception unit. The indoor unit has a main body (100) and a microphone element. The main body has formed therein a blow-out port (120) through which air-conditioned air is blown out toward a space to be air-conditioned. The microphone element accepts a voice instruction captured from a voice capturing portion (P1) arranged at a position that deviates from a ventilation space through which the air blown out from the blow-out port flows, in such a manner as to face the space to be air-conditioned. The transmission unit transmits the voice instruction accepted by the microphone element to an outside as a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kousuke TSUBOI, Takao SONODA, Makoto IKEDA, Tetsushi TSUDA, Yu OTA, Yuuichi KITA, Kenji AMANO, Atsushi MATSUBARA, Tomomi KUKITA, Naoko KURIYAMA, Tomoyoshi ASHIKAGA, Gen KUMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10864691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toothed belt (1) containing: a belt main body (2) containing an array of a cord, a tooth portion (2b) formed on the lower side of the array of the cord and arranged at a predetermined interval along a longitudinal direction of the cord, and a back surface portion (2a) formed on the upper side of the array of the cord and having the cord buried therein, which are integrally molded with a first thermoplastic elastomer composition; and a back sheet (3) adhered to the back surface portion side of the belt main body (2) and composed of a second thermoplastic elastomer composition, in which the back sheet (3) has an uneven shape (6) in a surface on the adhesion side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200286218
    Abstract: An image inspecting apparatus includes a reader that reads an image on a recording material formed in an image forming apparatus and generates read image data and an image analyzer that performs analysis to determine abnormality for the read image data by using a threshold value and creates an analysis result. The image analyzer makes pixels constituting the read image data a target pixel sequentially and performs determination of abnormality for the target pixel by using the threshold value calculated by using a threshold value calculating method. The threshold value calculating method includes a plurality of threshold value calculating methods, and a first threshold value calculating method is switched to other threshold value calculating method correspondingly to a number of pixels included in a region for calculating a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Makoto IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10764334
    Abstract: A communication system includes a communication device configured to execute a process related to a cyber security solution in accordance with policy information defining execution details of the process related to the cyber security solution. The communication system includes a change unit configured to change the policy information, wherein the change unit changes the policy information after a state of the communication device in a process of manufacturing the communication system transitions from a first state where the communication device is mounted to the communication system to a second state where a predetermined process is executed thereafter so that the execution details of the process related to the cyber security solution in the second state are expanded more than the execution details in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Wakita, Michitaka Tsuboi, Makoto Ikeda