Patents by Inventor Makoto Mochizuki

Makoto Mochizuki 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: 11080582
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a contactlessly readable tag, method for manufacture of contactlessly readable tag, identification device, and method for reading identifying information, capable of effecting an increased capacity in recorded information and improved precision in reading said recorded information. Provided is a contactlessly readable tag, comprising a metal part and an electromagnetic wave absorption body. The manner in which the metal part and the electromagnetic wave absorption body are installed is associated with identifying information. When the tag is irradiated with electromagnetic waves, it is possible to identify the identifying information on the basis of the amplitude of the electromagnetic waves reflected by the tag, and the shift in either the frequency or the phase of said reflected electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Mochizuki, Shuji Murakami
  • Publication number: 20210216843
    Abstract: The present invention provides a contactlessly readable tag with which both a small tag size and long-distance readability can be achieved, a method for manufacturing the contactlessly readable tag, an identification device, and an identification information determination system. In this tag 200, the arrangement pattern of metal parts in a metal pattern layer 202 of this tag 200 is associated with identification information, and when irradiating the tag 200 with electromagnetic waves, the identification information can be read on the basis of the information of the electromagnetic waves reflected by the tag 200, and the metal pattern layer 202 is provided closer to a reading surface side of the tag 200 than a buffer layer 201 having at least a single layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto MOCHIZUKI, Takumi ISHIWATA
  • Patent number: 10899356
    Abstract: A drowsiness prevention device includes a psychological state estimator and a controller. The psychological state estimator estimates a psychological state of an occupant, based on a state of the occupant detected by a detection device. The controller causes an output device to output a first warning and a second warning which are for alerting the occupant. The psychological state estimator estimates a first psychological state of the occupant which is before the first warning is output and a second psychological state of the occupant which is after the first warning is output. The controller determines details of a second warning, based on only the second psychological state or based on both the first psychological state and the second psychological state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Mochizuki, Shinichi Shikii, Masanobu Kanaya, Wataru Nakai
  • Publication number: 20200338218
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing: a hydrogel particle which can be taken into a cell by the action of the cell and can control the release of a magnetic particle enclosed therein into the cell so as to retain the magnetic particle in the cell for a long period; a method for producing the hydrogel particle; a cell or a cell structure each enclosing the hydrogel particle therein; and a method for evaluating the activity of a cell using the hydrogel particle. The present invention solves the problem by a hydrogel particle including: a domain which is composed of a first hydrogel; a matrix which encloses the domain and is composed of a second hydrogel having a different crosslinking degree or composition from that of the first hydrogel; and a magnetic particle which is supported by at least the first hydrogel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Makoto MOCHIZUKI, Chie INUI, Natsumi HIRAYAMA, Akihiro MAEZAWA, Yasuhiko TABATA
  • Publication number: 20200293848
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a contactlessly readable tag, method for manufacture of contactlessly readable tag, identification device, and method for reading identifying information, capable of effecting an increased capacity in recorded information and improved precision in reading said recorded information. Provided is a contactlessly readable tag, comprising a metal part and an electromagnetic wave absorption body. The manner in which the metal part and the electromagnetic wave absorption body are installed is associated with identifying information. When the tag is irradiated with electromagnetic waves, it is possible to identify the identifying information on the basis of the amplitude of the electromagnetic waves reflected by the tag, and the shift in either the frequency or the phase of said reflected electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto MOCHIZUKI, Shuji MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20200268912
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide composite particles for imaging that have high biodegradability after imaging. To achieve the above purpose, the composite particles for imaging according to the present invention are configured such that the ratio (long-term residual amount/short-term residual amount) of a long-term residual amount, which is the average value of the contrast rate after six days in a cell and the contrast rate after 11 days in a cell of the same type, and a short-term residual amount, which is the contrast rate after two days in a cell of the same type, is less than 99%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Chie INUI, Yasuhiko TABATA, Akihiro MAEZAWA, Makoto MOCHIZUKI, Natsumi HIRAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10677732
    Abstract: A detection chip includes: a liquid container; and a light-transmitting substrate in which one of two surfaces facing each other faces an inside of the liquid container and an LSPR structure that generates localized surface plasmon resonance by light irradiation is disposed on the other surface of the two surfaces or in a region sandwiched between the one surface and the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Chie Osawa, Akihiro Maezawa, Makoto Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10528804
    Abstract: A detection device includes: an image acquirer that acquires an image of an interior of a vehicle, including a predetermined space; an action determiner that determines whether or not any one of a first action of placing an article or storing the article in the predetermined space and a second action of taking the article or taking out the article from the predetermined space has been performed and which of the first and second actions has been performed when it is determined that any of the first and second actions has been performed, on the basis of the acquired image; an article manager that manages an existence status of the article on the basis of the determination result of the action determiner; and a left-behind article determiner that determines whether or not an article left behind exists in the predetermined space on the basis of the existence status of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Arata, Makoto Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20190382026
    Abstract: A drowsiness prevention device includes a psychological state estimator and a controller. The psychological state estimator estimates a psychological state of an occupant, based on a state of the occupant detected by a detection device. The controller causes an output device to output a first warning and a second warning which are for alerting the occupant. The psychological state estimator estimates a first psychological state of the occupant which is before the first warning is output and a second psychological state of the occupant which is after the first warning is output. The controller determines details of a second warning, based on only the second psychological state or based on both the first psychological state and the second psychological state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: MAKOTO MOCHIZUKI, SHINICHI SHIKII, MASANOBU KANAYA, WATARU NAKAI
  • Patent number: 10279741
    Abstract: A method capable of causing a driver to recognize multiple objects to which attention should be paid without requiring sight line shift of the driver is for a video system including a recognition unit that recognizes a moving body existing in a foreground of a user and a display source that displays a certain image generated on the basis of a result of the recognition by the recognition unit on a display medium. The method includes determining whether two or more moving bodies exist in the foreground of the user on the basis of an input data from the recognition unit; and controlling the display source, if two or more moving bodies exist, so as to generate the certain image representing a virtual line directed to each of the moving bodies from a certain position or a certain axis and display the certain image on the display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Emura, Yuko Arai, Makoto Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20190003968
    Abstract: A detection chip includes: a liquid container; and a light-transmitting substrate in which one of two surfaces facing each other faces an inside of the liquid container and an LSPR structure that generates localized surface plasmon resonance by light irradiation is disposed on the other surface of the two surfaces or in a region sandwiched between the one surface and the other surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Chie Osawa, Akihiro Maezawa, Makoto Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10117577
    Abstract: A visual field calculation apparatus capable of accurately calculating a visual field range of a user without using a complex configuration is provided. The visual field calculation apparatus includes a saccade detector that detects a saccade on the basis of a first gaze direction detected at a first timing and a second gaze direction detected at a second timing, a saccade speed calculator that calculates speed of the saccade on the basis of a time difference between the first timing and the second timing, the first gaze direction, and the second gaze direction, and a visual field range calculator that calculates a displacement vector of a saccade whose speed exceeds a first threshold, and calculates an area including a final point of the displacement vector as the visual field range of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Mochizuki, Koichi Emura, Tetsuo Matsuse, Hayashi Ito
  • Publication number: 20180285635
    Abstract: A detection device includes: an image acquirer that acquires an image of an interior of a vehicle, including a predetermined space; an action determiner that determines whether or not any one of a first action of placing an article or storing the article in the predetermined space and a second action of taking the article or taking out the article from the predetermined space has been performed and which of the first and second actions has been performed when it is determined that any of the first and second actions has been performed, on the basis of the acquired image; an article manager that manages an existence status of the article on the basis of the determination result of the action determiner; and a left-behind article determiner that determines whether or not an article left behind exists in the predetermined space on the basis of the existence status of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: KOJI ARATA, MAKOTO MOCHIZUKI
  • Patent number: 9969266
    Abstract: In a display control device, in accordance with speed limit information input from an input unit, a control unit senses change in a speed limit of a road where a vehicle travels and after that, in accordance with vehicle information input from the input unit, determines whether or not whether necessity to increase conspicuity of notification of the change in the speed limit. When it is determined that the necessity is high, a display unit is caused to switch display on a display medium from a first presentation image to a second presentation image that indicates a second speed limit by a first switching method. When it is determined that the necessity is not high, the display of the first presentation image is switched to the display of the second presentation image by a second switching method different from the first switching method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Mochizuki, Koichi Emura, Shigeru Kobayashi, Takenori Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9922403
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes an input unit that receives recognition results of a change in an environment surrounding a vehicle, and a controller that generates and outputs a control signal to an image generating apparatus such that the image generating apparatus generates a first predetermined image representing a first presentation image on a display medium. The controller controls the image generating apparatus such that an image sharpness gradually lowers from the first presentation image to a second presentation image lower in image sharpness than the first presentation image on the display medium during a predetermined duration of time, based on the received recognition results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 9835863
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes: an input unit that receives state information indicating at least one of a state of a moving object, a state of inside of the moving object, and a state of outside of the moving object; and a controller that controls a displayer, which generates a predetermined image and outputs the predetermined image onto a display medium, based on the state information. The predetermined image shows a presentation image including text, when displayed on the display medium. The controller causes the displayer to generate a first predetermined image showing a first presentation image including first text corresponding to a predetermined event, determines whether the at least one state has made a predetermined change, based on the state information, and causes the displayer to generate a second predetermined image showing a second presentation image including second text corresponding to the predetermined event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Emura, Makoto Mochizuki, Tetsuo Matsuse
  • Patent number: 9826206
    Abstract: A display control device includes: an input unit that receives environmental information on a vehicle; and a controller that outputs to an image generator a first control signal for generating a first specific image representing a presentation image to be displayed on a display medium. When decreasing the luminance of the presentation image based on the environmental information, the controller outputs to the image generator a second control signal for generating a second specific image representing the presentation image with a hue changed to decrease a blue component in a display color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Mochizuki, Koichi Emura, Tatsuru Daimon
  • Patent number: 9821814
    Abstract: A drowsiness determination device includes an input unit that receives vehicle information indicating the amount of variation in an attitude of a vehicle with respect to a road surface and head information indicating the amount of movement of a head of an occupant with respect to a predetermined position and a determination unit that determines whether the occupant is drowsy, on the basis of the vehicle information and the head information. The determination unit determines that the occupant is drowsy, on the conditions that when the vehicle attitude varies, the occupant head moves in the same direction as the direction in which the vehicle attitude has varied and that a delay time between the timing when the vehicle attitude has varied and the timing when the occupant head has moved is longer than a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Mochizuki, Yuko Arai
  • Patent number: 9776567
    Abstract: A display control device includes an obtainer and a controller. The obtainer obtains a detection accuracy of an object that exists in surroundings of a movable body. When the obtainer obtains a first detection accuracy, the controller controls an image generator so as to generate a first predetermined image that shows a first graphic having a predetermined shape and divided into n regions (n is an integer greater than or equal to 2). When the obtainer obtains a second detection accuracy that is lower than the first detection accuracy, the controller controls the image generator so as to generate a second predetermined image that shows a second graphic having a predetermined shape and undivided or divided into m regions (m is an integer that is greater than or equal to 1 and that is smaller than n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Mochizuki, Koichi Emura
  • Patent number: 9639990
    Abstract: In a display control apparatus configured to control image data displayed on a predetermined display medium, an information acquisition unit acquires a first information associated with the predetermined matter at a first time and acquire a second information associated with the predetermined matter at a second time after the first time. A determination unit judges whether there is a predetermined change between the first information and the second information. A control unit controls the image data such that in a case where a predetermined change is detected, at least one of parameters including a location, a size, and a shape of a restricted area, in which the displaying of display information including in the image data is limited, is changed so as to achieve the parameter defined in relation to the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Mochizuki, Shigeru Kobayashi, Koichi Emura