Patents by Inventor Masahiro Oba

Masahiro Oba 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: 20210094358
    Abstract: A tire capable of reducing air resistance without sacrificing ride comfort is provided. A tire 1 includes a tread portion 2 and sidewall portions 3 extending from both ends of the tread portion 2 through buttress regions 31 and maximum width positions 32 to bead portions 4. A projection portion 33 extending in a tire circumferential direction and a recess portion 34 extending in the tire circumferential direction are formed in each of the buttress regions 31. The projection portion 33 has a projection height of 0.1 to 0.3 mm from a reference surface of the buttress region 31 toward an outer side in a tire radial direction. The recess portion 34 has a recess depth of 0.1 to 0.3 mm from the reference surface toward an inner side in the tire radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya ITO, Kenji UEDA, Masatomo NAKAMURA, Koji HAYASHI, Ryo OBA, Masaki TERASHIMA, Masahiro NAGASE, Masahiro TATSUTA, Junya TAMAI
  • Publication number: 20210094361
    Abstract: Provided is a tire provided with a mark capable of reducing the air resistance during tire rotation while maintaining good visibility. A tire is provided with a mark on a tire side portion. The mark includes a first mark located on an outer side in a tire radial direction, and a second mark located inward of the first mark in the tire radial direction. Each of the first mark and the second mark includes a recess that is recessed from a side profile surface of the tire side portion. A depth of the recess of the first mark from the side profile surface is smaller than a depth of the recess of the second mark from the side profile surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo OBA, Kenji UEDA, Masatomo NAKAMURA, Koji HAYASHI, Masaki TERASHIMA, Masahiro NAGASE, Masahiro TATSUTA, Junya TAMAI, Masaya ITO
  • Publication number: 20210094362
    Abstract: A tire and rim assembly includes a rim having a pair of flanges, and a pneumatic tire being mounted onto the rim, the pneumatic tire including a pair of bead portions and a rim guard being provided on at least one of the pair of bead portions. In a cross-sectional view of the assembly under a standard state, the rim guard protrudes outwardly in a tire axial direction from a sidewall reference outer surface of the tire so as to cover over one of the pair of flanges. An angle ? of an imaginary rim guard straight line with respect to a tire radial direction is equal to or less than 40 degrees, and a maximum gap (A) in the tire radial direction between the one of the pair of flanges and the rim guard is equal to or less than 2.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki TERASHIMA, Kenji UEDA, Masaya ITO, Koji HAYASHI, Ryo OBA, Masahiro NAGASE, Masatomo NAKAMURA, Junya TAMAI, Masahiro TATSUTA
  • Patent number: 10922632
    Abstract: A client device accepts event information for which a people flow prediction is to be performed from a user and the client device inputs the accepted event information to a people flow prediction device. The people flow prediction device outputs a result of people flow prediction responsive to the input event information to the client device and the client device displays the result of people flow prediction to the user. The people flow prediction device performs a people flow prediction by temporally and spatially allocating an event attendance which has been input from the client device to pathways, each connecting a transport facility at which a people flow originates and an event site. Consequently, it is possible to predict a flow of people who attend an event or the like, the people flow differing from that in an ordinary situation, without need to input real-time data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Shimode, Akinori Asahara, Masahiro Oba, Takashi Mishima, Tomohide Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10778783
    Abstract: There is provided a service providing apparatus including a determination unit configured to determine a service to be provided for an information processing apparatus based on apparatus-related information acquired from the information processing apparatus, the apparatus-related information including spatial information and function information, the spatial information being related to a space in which a function of the information processing apparatus is extended and being acquired from an external object by the information processing apparatus, the function information indicating the function of the information processing apparatus, and a processing unit configured to execute a process for the service determined to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Oba, Shunsuke Suzuki, Takashi Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20200186419
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition control unit configured to acquire information on function extension from an external object, the information on the function extension including attribute information indicating a function of a device and connection information relating to a connection to the device, and a function control unit configured to extend a function of the information processing apparatus based on the acquired attribute information, connect to a device corresponding to the extended function based on the acquired connection information, and enable the extended function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUO, Masahiro OBA, Shunsuke SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10587466
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition control unit configured to acquire information on function extension from an external object, the information on the function extension including attribute information indicating a function of a device and connection information relating to a connection to the device, and a function control unit configured to extend a function of the information processing apparatus based on the acquired attribute information, connect to a device corresponding to the extended function based on the acquired connection information, and enable the extended function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Matsuo, Masahiro Oba, Shunsuke Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190295007
    Abstract: A client device accepts event information for which a people flow prediction is to be performed from a user and the client device inputs the accepted event information to a people flow prediction device. The people flow prediction device outputs a result of people flow prediction responsive to the input event information to the client device and the client device displays the result of people flow prediction to the user. The people flow prediction device performs a people flow prediction by temporally and spatially allocating an event attendance which has been input from the client device to pathways, each connecting a transport facility at which a people flow originates and an event site. Consequently, it is possible to predict a flow of people who attend an event or the like, the people flow differing from that in an ordinary situation, without need to input real-time data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki SHIMODE, Akinori ASAHARA, Masahiro OBA, Takashi MISHIMA, Tomohide SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10230822
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a data provision unit configured to provide, to a client apparatus, a first template corresponding to a selection request from the client apparatus, and a data processing unit configured to, in the case where a factor included in the first template and a factor included in a second template corresponding to a switching request from the client apparatus are common, associate data associated with the factor included in the first template with the factor included in the second template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Suzuki, Masahiro Oba
  • Publication number: 20180295022
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition control unit configured to acquire information on function extension from an external object, the information on the function extension including attribute information indicating a function of a device and connection information relating to a connection to the device, and a function control unit configured to extend a function of the information processing apparatus based on the acquired attribute information, connect to a device corresponding to the extended function based on the acquired connection information, and enable the extended function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUO, Masahiro OBA, Shunsuke SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10063413
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition control unit configured to acquire information on function extension from an external object, the information on the function extension including attribute information indicating a function of a device and connection information relating to a connection to the device, and a function control unit configured to extend a function of the information processing apparatus based on the acquired attribute information, connect to a device corresponding to the extended function based on the acquired connection information, and enable the extended function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Matsuo, Masahiro Oba, Shunsuke Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20170019505
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a data provision unit configured to provide, to a client apparatus, a first template corresponding to a selection request from the client apparatus, and a data processing unit configured to, in the case where a factor included in the first template and a factor included in a second template corresponding to a switching request from the client apparatus are common, associate data associated with the factor included in the first template with the factor included in the second template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: SHUNSUKE SUZUKI, MASAHIRO OBA
  • Publication number: 20160182653
    Abstract: There is provided a service providing apparatus including a determination unit configured to determine a service to be provided for an information processing apparatus based on apparatus-related information acquired from the information processing apparatus, the apparatus-related information including spatial information and function information, the spatial information being related to a space in which a function of the information processing apparatus is extended and being acquired from an external object by the information processing apparatus, the function information indicating the function of the information processing apparatus, and a processing unit configured to execute a process for the service determined to be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Masahiro OBA, Shunsuke SUZUKI, Takashi MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20160164729
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition control unit configured to acquire information on function extension from an external object, the information on the function extension including attribute information indicating a function of a device and connection information relating to a connection to the device, and a function control unit configured to extend a function of the information processing apparatus based on the acquired attribute information, connect to a device corresponding to the extended function based on the acquired connection information, and enable the extended function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUO, Masahiro OBA, Shunsuke SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 8786720
    Abstract: When a biological specimen, such as living cells, biological tissue, or a small animal, is quantitatively observed, the specimen is observed for a long time or over a long period, while maintaining the quantitative properties. Provided is an observation method of observing luminescence or fluorescence emitted from a biological specimen. The observation method includes a referring step of referring to image data previously acquired; an intensity determining step of determining whether the intensity of the image data previously acquired is saturated; an exposure dividing step of dividing the exposure of the image data previously acquired one time into a plurality of exposures when the intensity is determined as being saturated in the intensity determining step; an image acquiring step of acquiring images the same number of times as the number of divided exposures; and an integrating step of integrating the images separately acquired multiple times into a single image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Oba, Nobuyuki Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 8405903
    Abstract: An objective-optical-system positioning apparatus includes a positioning unit interposed between an objective optical system having a small-diameter end section and an examination optical system for examining light collected by the objective optical system; and a substantially cylindrical support unit, one end of which is secured to an organism, and which internally supports the small-diameter end section in a detachable manner. The positioning unit includes a holding part for holding the objective optical system and a moving mechanism supporting the holding part such that the holding part is freely movable in a direction intersecting with a direction of an optical axis of the objective optical system, and the other end of the support unit has a tapered inner surface whose diameter gradually increases toward the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Hirata, Masahiro Oba
  • Publication number: 20110121199
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus for low-light sample comprises: an image-forming optical system which includes an objective lens and an image-forming lens and forms the sample image of an sample having a point light source, where the point light source emits weak light including fluorescence; an illumination optical system which radiates light from an illumination light source to the sample to make the sample emit fluorescence; and an image capturing means which includes a plurality of pixels and captures the image corresponding to the sample image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa TANIKAWA, Masahiro Oba, Yoshihiro Shimada
  • Publication number: 20100309547
    Abstract: An objective-optical-system positioning apparatus includes a positioning unit interposed between an objective optical system having a small-diameter end section and an examination optical system for examining light collected by the objective optical system; and a substantially cylindrical support unit, one end of which is secured to an organism, and which internally supports the small-diameter end section in a detachable manner. The positioning unit includes a holding part for holding the objective optical system and a moving mechanism supporting the holding part such that the holding part is freely movable in a direction intersecting with a direction of an optical axis of the objective optical system, and the other end of the support unit has a tapered inner surface whose diameter gradually increases toward the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi HIRATA, Masahiro Oba
  • Patent number: 7804642
    Abstract: A scanning examination apparatus 1 is provided, the apparatus including a detachable objective lens 6 or 6?, a scanner 3 for two-dimensionally scanning light F from a specimen 100 focused by the objective lens 6 or 6?, a scanner control device 13 for controlling the operation of the scanner 3, and an optical detector 9 for detecting light scanned by the scanner 3, wherein the scanner control device 13 changes the scanning direction of the light F depending on an image formation mode of the light F at the objective lens 6 or 6? which is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nagasawa, Masahiro Oba, Tetsuya Koike, Yoshihisa Tanikawa, Yujin Arai
  • Patent number: 7616292
    Abstract: The invention provides an examination apparatus including an objective optical system for positioning a focal point inside a specimen mounted on a stage; an image-acquisition apparatus for detecting light emitted in different optical-axis directions from the vicinity of the focal point inside the specimen and collected by the objective optical system to acquire a plurality of pieces of image information; and a three-dimensional image forming unit for forming a three-dimensional image of a light-emitting site in the vicinity of the focal point based on the plurality of pieces of image information acquired by the image-acquiring apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Kikuchi, Yoshihiro Kawano, Masahiro Oba