Patents by Inventor Makoto Kobayashi

Makoto 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: 20220303475
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element that incorporates a memory which stores image data obtained by imaging an imaging region at a first frame rate, and a first processor configured to output the image data at a second frame rate less than or equal to the first frame rate, and an imaging lens including a focus lens, in which the first processor is configured to generate combined image data based on the image data of the number of frames decided in accordance with a depth of field with respect to the imaging region out of the image data of a plurality of frames obtained by imaging the imaging region at different positions of the focus lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hitoshi SAKURABU, Ryo HASEGAWA, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Kazufumi SUGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20220294207
    Abstract: A circuit is protected from sudden potential fluctuations that occur in a power ground. An in-vehicle protection apparatus includes a first Zener diode portion, a second Zener diode portion, a diode portion, and an intermediate conductive path. A voltage based on a power source is applied to the anode side of the diode portion. The intermediate conductive path is provided with a branch portion at one end, and forms a path between the cathode of the diode portion and the branch portion. The cathode of the first Zener diode portion is electrically connected to the branch portion and the anode of the first Zener diode portion is electrically connected to a power ground line. The cathode of the second Zener diode portion is electrically connected to the branch portion and the anode of the second Zener diode portion is electrically connected to a signal ground line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Makoto Kobayashi, Yutaka Higuchi, Kohei Oshima, Ibuki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20220293336
    Abstract: A powder magnetic core capable of achieving a low loss in a high frequency range while reducing the size thereof is provided. A powder magnetic core according to the present disclosure is a powder magnetic core in which a magnetic powder is bonded via a binder layer. The powder magnetic core contains 88 volume % or more of magnetic powder, and the percentage of parts of the binder layer having thicknesses of 20 nm or smaller in the binder layer that is present between particles of the magnetic powder is equal to or smaller than 6% (not including 0%).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Shun MIKOSHIBA, Hiroshi SHIMA, Makoto YAMAKI, Naoto ONISHI, Kenichiro KOBAYASHI, Akiri URATA
  • Publication number: 20220295157
    Abstract: A content providing system is provided that includes a client terminal and a server, and provides content based on a use state of the client terminal. The client terminal includes a client control unit and a display unit. The server includes a client terminal management unit, a content recording unit, a content management unit, a content distribution control unit, and a distribution condition management unit. The client control unit secures a content frame based on a distribution condition notified from the distribution condition management unit, and transmits a distribution request of the content to the content distribution control unit. The content distribution control unit extracts and distributes the content from the content recording unit, and the client control unit displays the content distributed by the content distribution control unit on the display unit within the content frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Osamu KIKUCHI, Yasuaki TSUNEMI, Yukiko EINAGA, Tomonori KAIZAKI, Makoto KAWAMURA, Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Tomomi ABE, Xuan HAN, Ryuki KITAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20220294983
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element and a second processor. The imaging element incorporates a memory which stores image data obtained by imaging at a first frame rate, and a first processor configured to output the image data at a second frame rate independent of the first frame rate. The image data is input into the second processor from the first processor. The first processor is configured to acquire positional information indicating a position of an image recognition region set as a processing target of image recognition processing in the image data. The second processor is configured to perform the image recognition processing on the image recognition region based on the positional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Ryo HASEGAWA, Tomoyuki KAWAI, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Hitoshi SAKURABU, Kazufumi SUGAWARA
  • Patent number: 11438504
    Abstract: An imaging element incorporates a memory and a processor. The memory stores image data obtained by imaging a subject at a first frame rate. The processor is configured to derive a degree of difference between first image data obtained as the image data by performing imaging and second image data that is obtained as the image data earlier than the first image data and stored in the storage portion, and perform processing of deciding at least one of the first image data or the second image data as the output image data in a case where the derived degree of difference is greater than or equal to a threshold value. The processor is configured to output the decided output image data at a second frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Hasegawa, Tomoyuki Kawai, Hitoshi Sakurabu, Makoto Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220270245
    Abstract: The estimator learning device contains an image acquisition unit that acquires stained images provided by photographing respectively in a plurality of wavebands a biomaterial sample that has been stained with a prescribed staining solution; a cell nucleus extraction unit that extracts a cell nucleus region present in the biomaterial sample in each of the stained images; a color information acquisition unit that calculates, for each of the stained images, an absorbance in each of the wavebands in the cell nucleus region; and an estimator learning unit that, based on a relationship between the absorbance in each of the wavebands and information associated with the biomaterial sample and relating to whether the cell nucleus present in the biomaterial sample is in a prescribed state, trains an estimator that estimates whether the cell nucleus is in the prescribed state from the absorbance in each of the wavebands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiro ISHIKAWA, Naoki KOBAYASHI, Chisato OKAMOTO, Masayo KURODA, Hidekazu KAYANO, Makoto HASHIZUME, Kenoki OHUCHIDA, Chika IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220266684
    Abstract: A fuel filler port includes a resin fuel filler port main body formed tubular and having an interlock part on an outer circumferential surface thereof; an inlet metal fitting at least having an outer tube part formed tubular, positioned and disposed in the fuel filler port main body, and disposed to face the outer circumferential surface of the fuel filler port main body in a radial direction; and an earth metal fitting formed in a plate shape and interlocked with the interlock part. The earth metal fitting includes a tip bent part disposed between the outer circumferential surface of the fuel filler port main body and an inner circumferential surface of the outer tube part in the radial direction and disposed while having a biasing force in the radial direction with respect to the inner circumferential surface of the outer tube part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Eunjin PARK, Makoto SHIMOJO, Takayuki KOBAYASHI, Kazushige SAKAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11425508
    Abstract: A thin-film filter includes thin-film part having a film surface and a rear film surface arranged at the rear side of the film surface, a plurality of through holes, being formed to penetrate the thin-film part from the film surface to the rear film surface, the through holes are formed along by a slanting direction being made an acute angle or an obtuse angle with the film surface, and stripes-formed inner wall surfaces. The stripes-formed inner wall surfaces include stripe-like parts formed along by the slanting direction. The stripes-formed inner wall surfaces are formed inside the respective through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Take, Masashi Shiraishi, Toyotaka Kobayashi, Makoto Yoshida, Anthony Reymund Melad Binarao, Cheng Bu Heng
  • Publication number: 20220258720
    Abstract: A hybrid control method controls a hybrid vehicle. A control unit sets a rotational speed threshold value at which a continuous gear tooth striking sound occurring in a gear mechanism connecting an electric power generation motor to the internal combustion engine is not a problem in terms of vehicle quality. The control unit generates negative pressure while maintaining the engine rotational speed in the firing state where the engine rotational speed is equal to or greater than the rotational speed threshold value. Also, the control unit generates negative pressure after switching from the firing state to a motoring state where the internal combustion engine is rotated by the electric power generation motor and where the engine rotational speed is less than the rotational speed threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Tsukasa ICHIBA, Makoto KOZUKA, Tomohiro ITO, Azusa KOBAYASHI, Kenichi GOTO
  • Patent number: 11414048
    Abstract: A key information sharing system includes a first user terminal carried by a first user of a vehicle, a second user terminal carried by a second user of the vehicle, and a server device configured to distribute key information to the first user terminal. The key information is used for a key system that determines whether to lock and unlock the vehicle, make the vehicle travel, and use a content providing device that provides digital contents in a vehicle cabin of the vehicle. The server device is configured to distribute the key information to which restricted function information is added, to the first user terminal. The restricted function information is information indicating that locking and unlocking of the vehicle and use of the content providing device are permitted but traveling of the vehicle is not permitted. The server device is configured to distribute the to the first user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuichi Suzuki, Yuki Ito, Hiroyasu Shiokawa, Yasumasa Kobayashi, Naoki Yamamuro, Makoto Akahane
  • Publication number: 20220251285
    Abstract: The present invention provides a curable composition containing a urethane-modified epoxy resin (A) as an essential component of a main agent and an acid anhydride (B) as an essential component of a curing agent, the urethane-modified epoxy resin (A) being a reaction product obtained by using a polyisocyanate compound (a1), a polyether polyol (a2), and a hydroxy group-containing epoxy resin (a3) as essential reaction materials; a cured product thereof; a fiber-reinforced composite material; a fiber-reinforced resin molded article; and a method for producing a fiber-reinforced resin molded article. The curable composition can form a cured product having excellent fracture toughness and tensile strength in the cured product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuko Kobayashi, Makoto Kimura, Shigeki Matsui
  • Patent number: 11400561
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a top ring for holding a substrate. The top ring comprises a substrate supporting surface, a retainer member disposed to surround an outer periphery of the substrate supporting surface, and a retainer guiding device configured to guide the retainer member so as to allow the retainer member to be displaced in a direction perpendicular to the substrate supporting surface, and support the retainer member so as to inhibit the retainer member from being displaced in a direction parallel to and away from the substrate supporting surface. The retainer guiding device is disposed in an inner side of the retainer member surrounding the substrate supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Kobayashi, Asagi Matsugu, Makoto Kashiwagi, Manao Hoshina
  • Patent number: 11400598
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that obtains, with high accuracy, the gripping position for gripping the target object by a gripping apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image obtained by capturing an image of the target object, an image feature detection unit that detects a plurality of image features in the captured image, and a unit detection unit that detects a unit of a pattern in which a plurality of image features repeatedly appear. In addition, the information processing apparatus further includes a snipping position determining unit that determines a gripping position using the unit detected by the unit detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Tomioka, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Tomoaki Higo, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220226007
    Abstract: To provide a basket-type treatment instrument for an endoscope such that wires constituting a basket are not liable to be damaged. A basket-type treatment instrument 1 for an endoscope having a basket part 40 formed such that a plurality of basket wires 41, 42 elastically expand or contract radially, wherein folded-back parts 41a, 42a formed by folding back substantially center portions of the basket wires 41, 42 are hooked to a substantially cylindrical first rib 6b fixed in a perpendicular direction to the cylinder axis of a distal tip 6, whereby the distal tip 6 retains the distal sides of the basket wires 41, 42 together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventor: Makoto KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11393257
    Abstract: An information processor including a sensor unit that recognizes an operating tool that comes into contact with a display unit, and a control unit that shows a guidance display for guiding an operation of the operating tool on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: QiHong Wang, Masatomo Kurata, Hiroyuki Shigei, Sota Matsuzawa, Naoko Kobayashi, Makoto Sato
  • Publication number: 20220218384
    Abstract: A vibration type removal apparatus 2 includes a housing 10, a holding member 11, a tool 12, a control device 20, a vibration device 21, and a cooling pump 22. The control device 20 drives the cooling pump 22, and cooling water supplied from the cooling pump 22 passes through a flow path 25 in the housing 10, and is sprayed toward the tool 12 from a distal end of the flow path 25. In this state, the tool 12 is inserted between a hard tissue HT and a soft tissue ST, the vibration device 21 is operated, and the tool 12 is vibrated. Due to the vibration of the tool 12, a surface of the hard tissue HT which adheres to the soft tissue ST is cut, and the hard tissue HT is peeled and removed from the soft tissue ST.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Yoshihiro MINAGAWA, Hiroki SUZUKI, Makoto SAKAKIBARA
  • Patent number: 11388154
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, which is communicably connected to an authorization server and a resource server, includes an expiration time generated based on a time of the information processing apparatus in a request for a token for usage of a service provided by the resource server, and sends the request to the authorization server. When time information of the authorization server is received as a response to the request, the information processing apparatus includes an expiration time generated based on the time information of the authorization server in the request for the token, and resends the requests. The information processing apparatus then requests the resource server for time information of the resource server using the token obtained as a response to the resent request, and corrects the time of the information processing apparatus based on the time information of the resource server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11377068
    Abstract: A key information sharing system includes a first user terminal carried by a first user of a vehicle, a second user terminal carried by a second user of the vehicle, and a server device configured to distribute key information to the first user terminal. The key information is used for a key system that determines whether to lock and unlock the vehicle, make the vehicle travel, and use a content providing device that provides digital contents in a vehicle cabin of the vehicle. The server device is configured to distribute the key information to which restricted function information is added, to the first user terminal. The restricted function information is information indicating that locking and unlocking of the vehicle and use of the content providing device are permitted but traveling of the vehicle is not permitted. The server device is configured to distribute the to the first user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuichi Suzuki, Yuki Ito, Hiroyasu Shiokawa, Yasumasa Kobayashi, Naoki Yamamuro, Makoto Akahane
  • Publication number: 20220204750
    Abstract: The present invention provides an epoxy resin composition containing an epoxy resin (A) having a viscosity at 25° C. of 1000 mPa·s or less, an epoxy resin (B) having at least two epoxy groups that is other than the epoxy resin (A), a core-shell rubber particle (C), and an amine curing agent (D). The content of the epoxy resin (A) is in the range of 0.5 to 15 mass % relative to the total mass of (A), (B), (C), and (D), and the content of the core-shell rubber particle (C) is in the range of 1 to 10 mass % relative to the total mass of (A), (B), (C), and (D). This epoxy resin composition has low viscosity and good impregnation property into fibers and is capable of forming into a cured product having high heat resistance, high mechanical properties, and high water absorption resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuko Kobayashi, Shigeki Matsui, Makoto Kimura