Patents by Inventor Masahiro Baba

Masahiro Baba 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: 10358042
    Abstract: An underwater mobile body includes: a secondary battery; a detector that detects a remaining amount of electricity stored in the secondary battery; a power generation unit that uses natural energy to generate electricity with which the secondary battery is charged; and a transition unit that when the remaining amount of electricity detected by the detector decreases below a predetermined threshold, causes transition to a charge mode in which the secondary battery is charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nemoto, Tsutomu Kimura, Motofumi Baba, Masahiro Sato, Akihito Yamauchi, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Publication number: 20190193324
    Abstract: A pipe-forming apparatus with which a spiral pipe can be formed using a simple configuration without an inner periphery restriction body. A driving part (10) of a pipe-forming apparatus (3) presses a following strip portion (92) toward a pipe end portion (91e) of a preceding spiral pipe portion (91) obliquely with respect to a machine-height direction HD. A pipe end guide is constrained in a machine-width direction WD with respect to the pipe end portion, and slidably engaged in a propelling longitudinal direction LD. A pressing force for the following strip portion provides a fitting force between the following strip portion and the pipe end portion, and a propelling force for forward propulsion. A pipe is formed in a state where a part other than a partial part at which the pipe-forming apparatus is provided in a circumferential direction of the pipe end portion is released from the pipe-forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi SUGAHARA, Tatsurou BABA, Naoya TSUDA, Masahiro YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10270256
    Abstract: A power control apparatus comprises a conversion unit which is capable of collectively converting DC power output by each of the plurality of power supply apparatuses to AC; and a communication unit which communicates with an external equipment control apparatus in accordance with a predetermined communication protocol. The communication unit notifies the equipment control apparatus of an equipment class of the power control apparatus in addition to notifying the equipment control apparatus of an equipment class of each of the plurality of power supply apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Okino, Masahiro Baba, Masaomi Satake
  • Patent number: 10074989
    Abstract: Remaining power generation capability of power generation apparatuses is estimated to a high degree of accuracy. A power conversion apparatus (1) includes input interfaces (11) that input generated power from each of multiple power generation apparatuses (10) of the same type and a controller (14) that performs MPPT control on a priority basis on at least one input interface among the input interfaces and acquires the remaining power generation capability of the power generation apparatuses (10) connected to the other input interfaces (11) by calculation using the generated current of the power generation apparatus (10) connected to the at least one input interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 10074990
    Abstract: Remaining power information regarding remaining power generation capability of a power generation apparatus can be transmitted. A power conversion apparatus includes a controller that acquires remaining power generation capability of a power generation apparatus and a communication interface that transmits remaining power information regarding the remaining power generation capability to an external power management apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 10073614
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing device includes a detector and a controller. The detector detects a pointed position pointed by a pointing object on a projection plane onto which light including information of an input image is projected. When the pointed position belongs to a first region on the projection plane, the controller performs control for executing first processing corresponding to an operation on the first region based on the pointed position. The first region includes a part of a projection image formed by projecting the light onto the projection plane. When the pointed position belongs to a second region on the projection plane, the controller performs control for executing second processing corresponding to an operation on the second region based on the pointed position. The second region includes a smaller part of the projection image than the part of the projection image included in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Wataru Watanabe, Mikiko Karasawa, Yuma Sano, Masahiro Baba
  • Publication number: 20180197503
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image display device that includes an optical part and a controller is provided. First input image data and second input image data are input to the controller. The controller causes the optical part to emit a first light based on first corrected image data of the first input image data having been corrected. The controller causes the optical part to emit a second light when receiving a signal employing first correction information of a relationship between the first input image data and the first corrected image data, wherein the second light is based on second corrected image data of the second input image data corrected based on the first correction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takayuki Sasaki, Jun Yamaguchi, Masahiro Baba
  • Publication number: 20180138829
    Abstract: A PCS performs a control of increasing an output of a solar cell to exceed the suppression power threshold, when there is a period, where the output of the solar cell falls below a suppression power threshold, in an accumulation period included in a suppression period in which the output of the solar cell is suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro BABA, Tetsuya TAKENAKA, Yuki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180123508
    Abstract: The disclosure reduces the occurrence of an inrush current upon electrical connection of a storage cell, allowing immediate use. A power supply apparatus is configured to convert DC power from a solar cell and a storage cell into AC power and includes: a first capacitor disposed between the solar cell and the storage cell; and a controller configured to charge the first capacitor with power from the solar cell or a power grid and, after a first voltage of the first capacitor exceeds a second voltage of the storage cell, to electrically connect the storage cell with the first capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirokazu INOUE, Masahiro BABA
  • Patent number: 9958936
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display unit, an optical unit, and a reflector. The display unit includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a first plane. The display unit emits light including image information. At least a portion of the light emitted by the display unit is incident on the optical unit. The optical unit includes a first optical element. A travel direction of the at least the portion of the light is modified by the first optical element. The reflector reflects the at least the portion of the light modified by the first optical element. A perpendicular direction perpendicular to the first plane is non-parallel to an optical axis of the first optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shimpei Sawada, Kazuo Horiuchi, Yoshiyuki Kokojima, Masahiro Baba
  • Publication number: 20180044491
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyvinyl alcohol-based ion-exchange membrane having practical dimensional stability and electrodialysis performance, and a method for producing the ion-exchange membrane. The present invention relates to an ion-exchange membrane which gives an infrared absorption spectrum that satisfies the relationship (A): 30?{Z?(X+Y)×30/2}/T??(A) wherein X is the absorbance at an absorption wavelength of 1690 cm?1, Y is the absorbance at an absorption wavelength of 1720 cm?1, Z is the integral value for the region lying between absorption wavelengths of 1690 cm?1 and 1720 cm1, and T (cm) is the thickness of the ion-exchange membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taisuke KAMADA, Masahiro BABA
  • Patent number: 9893531
    Abstract: A power supply system (101) includes a first power supply apparatus (111a) and a second power supply apparatus (111b) connected to a load in parallel, for supplying power to the load (115). The first supply apparatus (111a) includes a first controller that controls the output voltage of the first supply apparatus (111a) when a power supply from the first supply apparatus (111a) to the load 115 is equal to or greater than a power requirement by the load (115), and controls the output current of the first supply apparatus (111a) when the supplied power is less than the required power. The second power supply apparatus 111b includes a second controller that stops the second supply apparatus from supplying power (111b) when the power supply is equal to or greater than the power requirement, and controls the output voltage of the power supply apparatus (111b) when the power supply is less than the power requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Baba
  • Publication number: 20180041039
    Abstract: A PCS comprises a DC/DC convertor that converts a voltage of a DC power input from a solar cell; an inverter that converts the DC power to an AC power; and a controller 134 that stops an operation of the DC/AC convertor without stopping the inverter when a condition that stops an output of the solar cell is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Masaomi SATAKE, Masahiro BABA, Yuri SATO, Kenta IGARASHI, Megumi KUWABARA
  • Patent number: 9864199
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display includes a projector, a first optical unit, and a second optical unit. The projector emits a first light including image information. The first optical unit transmits at least a portion of a second light. The second optical unit reflects at least a portion of the first light and transmits at least a portion of the second light. A light reflectance of the first optical unit is lower than a light reflectance of the second optical unit, and a light absorptance of the first optical unit is higher than a light absorptance of the second optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Aira Hotta, Tomoya Tsuruyama, Shimpei Sawada, Yoshiyuki Kokojima, Akihisa Moriya, Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 9832393
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processor including: a corrector; a simulator; and a parameter calculator. The corrector calculates a correction image regarding a first image. The first image is processed. The simulator calculates a simulation image using the correction image. The simulation image is estimated to be acquired when the correction image is projected on a projection surface. The parameter calculator calculates a correction parameter regarding the projection surface using the simulation image and a second image acquired by imaging the projection surface. The corrector calculates the correction image using the first image and the correction parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hisashi Kobiki, Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 9823743
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes an imager and an image displayer. The imager images a first image of a first state of an eyelid of a viewer. The image displayer includes a light emitter and an optical unit. The light emitter emits light including image information. The optical unit includes a combiner. The light is incident on the optical unit. The combiner causes at least a portion of the light to be incident on an eyeball of the viewer. The image displayer modifies an incident direction of the portion of the light on the eyeball based on the first image imaged by the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Aira Hotta, Akihisa Moriya, Takashi Sasaki, Haruhiko Okumura, Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 9794450
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processor includes a processor. The processor implements acquiring a first image and first information. The first information indicates a condition of a first projection surface. The first information includes a first color gamut of the first projection surface. The processor implements deriving a second color gamut according to the first color gamut derived by using the first information. The processor implements converting a chromaticity of the first image to obtain a second image. Each pixel of the second image has a color included in the second color gamut. The processor implements generating a first converted image by correcting the second image based on the first color gamut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hisashi Kobiki, Mikiko Karasawa, Yasutoyo Takeyama, Masahiro Baba, Nao Mishima
  • Patent number: 9791702
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display, an optical unit, and a reflector. The display includes a first display region emitting a first bundle of rays and a second display region emitting a second bundle of rays. The optical unit includes first and second emission regions transmitting the first and the second bundle of rays. The reflector includes a first reflection region reflecting the first bundle of rays, and a second reflection region reflecting the second bundle of rays. The optical unit forms a first focal point of the first bundle of rays between the optical unit and the reflector, and forms a second focal point of the second bundle of rays between the optical unit and the reflector. A distance between the first emission region and the first reflection region is shorter than a distance between the second emission region and the second reflection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shimpei Sawada, Kazuo Horiuchi, Yoshiyuki Kokojima, Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 9762870
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a background luminance input unit, an image processing unit and a luminance setting unit. The background luminance input unit stores background luminance information regarding background luminance. The image processing unit generates display image data and contrast conversion information. The display image data is provided by modulating a contrast of a correction image data so that pixel values included in the correction image data are in an acceptable range. The correction image data is provided by correcting blurring in an input image data to be input to the image processing unit based on the background luminance information. The contrast conversion information is information used for modulating the contrast. The luminance setting unit generates a luminance setting information to set a luminance of the projection unit based on the modulation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Jun Yamaguchi, Masahiro Baba, Yoshiyuki Kokojima
  • Patent number: 9761159
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processor includes: a detector; a calculator; and a corrector. The detector calculates a state signal indicating whether or not an operation is being performed on a projection surface where an image is projected. The calculating is based on information relating to the projection surface. The calculator calculates a correction parameter based on the state signal and the information relating to the projection surface. The corrector generates a corrected image based on the correction parameter and an image to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hisashi Kobiki, Wataru Watanabe, Yuma Sano, Masahiro Baba