Patents by Inventor Masahiro Fujita

Masahiro Fujita 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: 11519741
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device that includes a planning unit that sets a joining route on the basis of information about at least one of a planned route of a user mobile unit that uses a service or a planned route of a provider mobile unit that provides the service, the joining route being a zone for the user mobile unit and the provider mobile unit to receive and provide the service, and makes a movement plan including at least one of a route plan for the user mobile unit or a route plan for the provider mobile unit based on the joining route. The information processing device further includes a service provision unit that controls provision of the service so that the user mobile unit and the provider mobile unit receive and provide the service while moving on the joining route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tamori, Atsushi Ochiai, Tomoya Fujita, Chao Wang, Masaomi Nabeta, Keisuke Maeda, Takamori Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20220366723
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that performs human emotion recognition using artificial intelligence. The information processing apparatus includes: a preprocessing unit that determines whether or not to permit provision of a service based on emotion recognition on the basis of a predetermined criterion; an emotion estimation processing unit that performs the emotion recognition for a user by using an artificial intelligence function; and a service providing processing unit that provides a service based on an emotion recognition result by the emotion estimation processing unit, in which, when the preprocessing unit determines to permit the provision of the service, the emotion estimation processing unit performs the emotion recognition or the service providing processing unit provides the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: CHISATO NUMAOKA, MASAHIRO FUJITA
  • Patent number: 11488669
    Abstract: A method for programming three page user data in a memory array of a non-volatile memory system, comprising converting each three-bit value data pattern of the user data into a representative pair of two-bit data values, simultaneously programming two single-state memory cells with a first of the pair of representative two-bit data values, wherein the two single-state memory cells are located along a first common word line of two memory cell strings, and simultaneously programming two single-state memory cells with a second of the pair of representative two-bit data values, wherein the two single-state memory cells are located along a second common word line of the two memory cell strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Keiji Nose, Hiroki Yabe, Masahiro Kano, Yuki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20220338671
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, a cooking robot, a cooking method, and cooking equipment capable of generating a new recipe. An information processing device of one aspect of the present technology generates a new recipe on the basis of chemical structure information representing chemical structures of food ingredients used for cooking, sensing information obtained by measuring flavors of food ingredients using a sensor, and flavor subjective information representing subjective evaluation of people with respect to flavors of food ingredients. The present technology can be applied to a computer prepared in a kitchen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro FUJITA, Michael Siegfried SPRANGER, Tatsushi NASHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220310371
    Abstract: A sputtering target comprising: a backing plate; and a target material bonded via a bonding material to a bonding region of the backing plate, wherein a bonding area of a bonding portion between the target material and the backing plate accounts for 97% or more of the area of the bonding region, and wherein a maximum defect area of portions without the bonding material present between the target material and the backing plate accounts for 0.6% or less of the area of the bonding region. The sputtering target enables manufacturing of the sputtering target in which the target material is hardly peeled off during sputtering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro FUJITA, Koji NISHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20220292441
    Abstract: [PROBLEM] To provide a data distribution platform for data about storage batteries. [SOLVING MEANS] An information system for storage batteries according to an embodiment accepts registration of information about a manufactured storage battery from a first terminal and registration of a use history of a storage battery from a second terminal, the use history including battery state information acquired at each of points in time during a period of use of the storage battery, and accumulates the information about the storage battery and the use history. The information system uses the registered information about the storage battery and/or the registered use history to create an internal state estimation result with a predetermined evaluation technique, and accumulates the internal state estimation result as platform-based evaluation information in association with the registered information and/or the registered use history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomokazu MORITA, Yumi FUJITA, Nobukatsu SUGIYAMA, Masahiro SHOJI, Mari TAKEDA, Tamotsu MASUDA
  • Patent number: 11440188
    Abstract: The present invention provides a robot system including: a movable human-collaborative robot including a human-collaborative robot, and a moving device that moves the human-collaborative robot mounted thereon; a control unit that controls the movable human-collaborative robot; and an approach sensor that detects approach of a human to the movable human-collaborative robot. The human-collaborative robot includes a human detection sensor that detects approach or contact of a human to or with the movable human-collaborative robot. When the approach sensor has detected the approach of a human, the control unit restricts the operation of at least the moving device and, when the human detection sensor has detected the approach of or contact with a human, the control unit performs control so as to stop the movable human-collaborative robot or so as to avoid the approach of or contact with the human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Morioka, Takatoshi Iwayama, Junya Fujita
  • Patent number: 11440448
    Abstract: There are improved a vibration absorption characteristic and an impact absorption characteristic. In a suspension mechanism 1 of the present invention, first and second dampers (150, 160) are suspended in parallel between an upper frame (120) and a lower frame (110) with mounting angles different from each other. For this reason, the smaller mounting angle the damper has, the smaller a vertical component of damping force becomes, and the damping force which acts on the upper frame (120) and the lower frame (110) which move up and down relatively is moderate in effectiveness as compared with a case of disposing all the dampers at the same mounting angle. Thus, a sense of incongruity in which strong damping force acts abruptly is suppressed and the vibration absorption characteristic and the impact absorption characteristic are improved, which leads to improvement in ride comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: DELTA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Etsunori Fujita, Eiji Sugimoto, Yumi Ogura, Soichi Makita, Masahiro Mashino, Shigeyuki Kojima, Atsushi Nishida, Jun Fukuda, Ryuji Kuwano
  • Publication number: 20220279975
    Abstract: The present technique relates to a cooking arm, a measuring method, and an attachment for a cooking arm, which makes it possible to easily measure an aroma of an ingredient serving as a target of cooking. The cooking arm according to an aspect of the present technique causes a suction unit to suck an aroma of an ingredient serving as a target of a cooking operation performed by the cooking arm, and causes an aroma sensor to measure the aroma sucked by the suction unit in accordance with the cooking operation. The present technique can be applied to a system kitchen having a robot function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: TATSUSHI NASHIDA, MICHAEL SIEGFRIED SPRANGER, MASAHIRO FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20220284126
    Abstract: A data reception unit (110) receives personal information data, anonymization-processed data, and means-specifying data. A means evaluation unit (120) performs, based on the personal information data and the anonymization-processed data, means evaluation which determines whether or not conversion from the personal information into the anonymization-processed personal information has been performed by applying the anonymization-processing rule specified by the means-specifying data. A criterion evaluation unit (130) performs, based on criterion determination data, criterion evaluation which determines an anonymization-processing criterion for a criterion determination rule which is the same as the anonymization-processing rule specified by the means-specifying data. A result output unit (140) integrates and outputs a result of the means evaluation and a result of the criterion evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20220258345
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, a cooking robot, a cooking method, and cooking equipment that make it possible to generate new arrangements of dishes. An information processing device according to an aspect of the present technology generates new arrangement information which is information on a new arrangement on the basis of arrangement information including food ingredient information which is information on food ingredients used for an arrangement of a dish, arrangement action information which is information on an arrangement action by a cooking person, and cooking tool information which is information on cooking tools used for the arrangement. The present technology can be applied to a computer prepared in a kitchen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro FUJITA, Michael Siegfried SPRANGER, Tatsushi NASHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220247780
    Abstract: An evaluation-value acquisition unit (102) acquires an evaluation value regarding information security of an evaluated supplier which has been evaluated regarding the information security. A number-of-appearances acquisition unit (105) acquires the number of appearances as to the evaluated supplier of each of two or more keywords regarding the information security in public information. A model generation unit (106) performs multiple regression analysis using the evaluation value of the evaluated supplier and the number of appearances as to the evaluated supplier of each of the two or more keywords in the public information, and generates a regression model whose explanatory variable is the number of appearances of each of the two or more keywords in the public information and whose object variable is the evaluation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi MORI, Tadakazu YAMANAKA, Masahiro FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20220230918
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention is a method for producing a substrate having through-silicon vias, the method including a preparation step of preparing a silicon substrate provided with through-holes, in which the through-holes communicate with both principal surfaces; a copper sintered body formation step of forming a copper sintered body having a porous structure such that the copper sintered body fills at least the through-holes; a resin impregnation step of impregnating the copper sintered body with a curable resin composition; and a resin curing step of curing the curable resin composition impregnated into the copper sintered body to form an electric conductor that includes the copper sintered body having pores filled with a resin cured product, and providing through-silicon vias in the through-holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinori EJIRI, Hideo NAKAKO, Yuki KAWANA, Motoki YONEKURA, Shinichirou SUKATA, Manabu ISHII, Masaru FUJITA, Michiko NATORI, Masahiro KIMURA, Ryo HONNA
  • Publication number: 20220208270
    Abstract: A method for programming three page user data in a memory array of a non-volatile memory system, comprising converting each three-bit value data pattern of the user data into a representative pair of two-bit data values, simultaneously programming two single-state memory cells with a first of the pair of representative two-bit data values, wherein the two single-state memory cells are located along a first common word line of two memory cell strings, and simultaneously programming two single-state memory cells with a second of the pair of representative two-bit data values, wherein the two single-state memory cells are located along a second common word line of the two memory cell strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Keiji Nose, Hiroki Yabe, Masahiro Kano, Yuki Fujita
  • Publication number: 20220142397
    Abstract: There is provided a data processing device and a data processing method capable of customizing a dish made by a cooking robot according to a preference of a person who eats the dish. The data processing device (11) according to one aspect of the present technology generates recipe data including a data set used when a cooking robot (1) performs a cooking operation, the data set linking cooking operation data in which information regarding an ingredient of a dish and information regarding an operation of a cook in a cooking process using the ingredient are described, and cook biological data indicating a biological reaction of the cook measured in conjunction with progress of the cooking process. The present technology can be applied to a computer that controls cooking in a cooking robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro FUJITA, Kaoru YOSHIDA, Michael Siegfried SPRANGER, Tatsushi NASHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220142398
    Abstract: There is provided a cooking robot, a cooking robot control device, and a control method that enable a cooking robot to customize a dish prepared according to a preference of an eater. The cooking robot (1) according to one aspect of the present technology controls a cooking operation performed by a cooking arm (321), using recipe data including a data set in which cooking operation data and cook biological data are linked, the cooking operation data describing information regarding an ingredient of a dish and information regarding an operation of a cook in a cooking process using the ingredient, and the cook biological data indicating a biological reaction of the cook measured in conjunction with a progress of the cooking process. The present technology can be applied to a cooking robot that operates an arm to cook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro FUJITA, Kaoru YOSHIDA, Michael Siegfried SPRANGER, Tatsushi NASHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220097239
    Abstract: There is provided a cooking robot, a cooking robot control device, and a control method for improving reproducibility in a case where the same dish as a cook makes is reproduced by the cooking robot. The cooking robot according to one aspect of the present technology controls a cooking operation performed by a cooking arm, using recipe data including a data set in which cooking operation data and sensation data are linked, the cooking operation data describing information regarding an ingredient of a dish and information regarding an operation of a cook in a cooking process using the ingredient, and the sensation data indicating a sensation of the cook measured in conjunction with a progress of the cooking process. The present technology can be applied to a cooking robot that operates an arm to cook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro FUJITA, Kaoru YOSHIDA, Michael Siegfried SPRANGER
  • Publication number: 20220091586
    Abstract: There is provided a data processing device and a data processing method capable of improving reproducibility in a case where a cooking robot reproduces the same dish as a dish cooked by a cook. The data processing device according to one aspect of the present technology generates recipe data including a data set used when a cooking robot performs a cooking operation, the data set linking cooking operation data in which information regarding an ingredient of a dish and information regarding an operation of a cook in a cooking process using the ingredient are described, and sensation data indicating a sensation of the cook measured in conjunction with progress of the cooking process. The present technology can be applied to a computer that controls cooking in a cooking robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro FUJITA, Kaoru YOSHIDA, Michael Siegfried SPRANGER
  • Publication number: 20210379766
    Abstract: A data processing device includes a command generation unit configured to generate an instruction command for giving an instruction of one or more operations to be executed during a process by a robot provided with at least one arm, wherein the instruction command is generated on a basis of instruction data including image data obtained by capturing one or more images of situations during or after the process, and text data indicating at least one of an object to be utilized in the process or an operation to be executed during the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta KAWAMOTO, Masahiro FUJITA, Michael Siegfried SPRANGER
  • Patent number: 11142819
    Abstract: Provided is a sputtering target that is less likely to cause abnormal discharge. The sputtering target has a sputtering surface in which a lightness L in a Lab color system is more than 27 and 51 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tsukada, Masahiro Fujita, Koji Nishioka