Patents by Inventor Masahiro Ogata

Masahiro Ogata 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: 10867403
    Abstract: A vehicle external recognition extracts a feature point from an image including an environment around a vehicle; measures a distance from the vehicle to the feature point based on a movement of the feature point; extracts, as a first road surface area, a local area judged as a road surface based on distance information to the feature point and a position of the feature point in the image from among a plurality of local areas in the image; calculates a multi-dimensional image feature amount including color information for each of the plurality of local areas, and similarity to the first road surface area using the image feature amount with respect to a no-road-surface-extracted area(s) from among the plurality of local areas; extracts a second road surface area from the no-road-surface-extracted area(s) based on the similarity; and recognizes a travelable area using the first and the second road surface areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehito Ogata, Daisuke Fukuda, Masahiro Kiyohara
  • Patent number: 10837641
    Abstract: The present invention provides a burner, a combustor equipped with the burner, and a gas turbine, with which it is possible to premix a first hydrocarbon-based fuel (for example, natural gas), a second fuel (for example, hydrogen gas), and combustion air, and to spray into the combustion chamber of the combustor a thin and uniform concentration distribution of the premixed air, and with which it is possible to suppress the amount of NOx discharged. On the upstream side of the premix flow path, hydrogen gas is sprayed from second fuel spray nozzles, which project into the premix flow path, into the flow of the combustion air flowing toward the center from the outer edge of an outer cylinder, whereby a primary air-fuel mixture having a uniform concentration distribution is generated without affecting a low-speed region of the combustion air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Ogata, Takeo Oda, Yasuhiro Kinoshita, Kohshi Hirano, Takahiro Uto
  • Patent number: 10836251
    Abstract: A lid device includes an opening former, a lid, and a connector. The opening former is provided with an opening. The lid opens and closes the opening in the opening former. The connector intervenes between the opening former and the lid, and connects the opening former with the lid. The opening former includes a first gear. The lid includes a second gear. The connector includes a third gear meshing with both of the first gear and the second gear. The opening former and connector are made turnable relatively to one another about the axial center of the first gear. The lid and connector are made turnable relatively to one another about the axial center of the second gear. The connector interlocks the opening former turning relatively to the connector and the lid turning relatively to the connector with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Maki Takeuchi, Masahiro Ogata, Takashi Hirano
  • Publication number: 20200302192
    Abstract: A subject of the present invention is to obtain an outside recognition apparatus for vehicle making it possible to improve accuracy of a distance measurement method based on tracking of a feature point on a camera image. An on-board outside recognition apparatus of the present invention extracts a feature point from an image including an environment around a user's own vehicle, measures a three-dimensional position of the feature point based on movement of the feature point tracked in time series on the image and calculates a foot position of the feature point on the image from the three-dimensional position of the feature point is performed. Then, the on-board outside recognition apparatus extracts a road surface area where the user's own vehicle can travel, from the image using a degree of similarity of a texture of the image, and judges a feature point the foot position of which is judged not to be included in the road surface area to be highly reliable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Takehito OGATA, Toshihisa KUWAHARA, Masahiro KIYOHARA, Yoshitaka UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200298882
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a transport service method comprises organizing a vehicle group of a plurality of self-driving vehicles in which a parameter value inherent to vehicles falls within a predetermined range, and controlling cooperative travel of the self-driving vehicles in the vehicle group to perform transport service of baggage, persons, animals, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megumi KOBAYASHI, Yasuto HATAFUKU, Masahiro SAMEJIMA, Hideki KUBO, Motokazu IWASAKI, Yoko IKEDA, Shinsuke IUCHI, Kiyoshi TAKEMOTO, Keishi HIGASHI, Kaori KITAMI, Masaharu DOI, Tatsuki SHIRAISHI, Keiji OGATA, Yoshiki YAMAOKA, Masaru WATABIKI, Takeshi NAGAI, Masao UOZUMI, Masatomo SAITO, Michiyo SATO, Masanori TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200292320
    Abstract: Provided is an on-vehicle processing device that can estimate the position of a vehicle with higher accuracy. A storage unit stores a parking lot point group including a plurality of coordinates of points of a part of an object in a parking lot coordinate system. A sensor input unit acquires peripheral information from a camera. A movement information acquisition unit acquires movement information. A local peripheral information creation unit generates local peripheral information expressing second point group data including a position of the vehicle in a local coordinate system and a plurality of coordinates of points of a part of the object in the local coordinate system on the basis of the peripheral information and the movement information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Morihiko SAKANO, Takehito OGATA, Shinya TAGAWA, Masahiro KIYOHARA, Yoshitaka UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200219281
    Abstract: A vehicle external recognition extracts a feature point from an image including an environment around a vehicle; measures a distance from the vehicle to the feature point based on a movement of the feature point; extracts, as a first road surface area, a local area judged as a road surface based on distance information to the feature point and a position of the feature point in the image from among a plurality of local areas in the image; calculates a multi-dimensional image feature amount including color information for each of the plurality of local areas, and similarity to the first road surface area using the image feature amount with respect to a no-road-surface-extracted area(s) from among the plurality of local areas; extracts a second road surface area from the no-road-surface-extracted area(s) based on the similarity; and recognizes a travelable area using the first and the second road surface areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Takehito OGATA, Daisuke FUKUDA, Masahiro KIYOHARA
  • Patent number: 10590850
    Abstract: A burner injects a mixture of fuel and air from a base end side far from a combustion chamber toward a distal end side close to the combustion chamber. The burner has a fuel passage having a turn-back part turning back and channeling the fuel between the base end side and the distal end side. The burner has a premixed gas passage formed to surround the fuel passage. The burner has a fuel introduction part introducing the fuel channeled through the fuel passage into the premixed gas passage from the base end side to the distal end side. The burner has an air supply part supplying the premixed gas passage with air on the base end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Ogata, Takeo Oda, Yasuhiro Kinoshita, Kohshi Hirano, Takahiro Uto
  • Publication number: 20200074192
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted image processing device 1000 acquires an image around a host vehicle 10, senses a feature amount of a target object present on a road surface from the image, and relative position coordinates with respect to the host vehicle 10, acquires information of a three-dimensional object around the host vehicle 10 and relative position coordinates of the three-dimensional object, distinguishes whether the feature amount is a feature amount of a feature on the road surface or a feature amount of a feature on the three-dimensional object by using a positional relationship between the feature amount and the three-dimensional object, and recognizes the target object by using a feature on the road surface. As a result, a vehicle-mounted image processing device, which is capable of avoiding misrecognition of a part of a three-dimensional object as a target object when sensing the target object present on a road surface such as a parking bay by using a camera image, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Takehito OGATA, Masahiro KIYOHARA, Daisuke FUKUDA, Yoshitaka UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200075184
    Abstract: A plurality of heat transfer pipes; a first header and a second header to which both ends of each of the heat transfer pipes that are disposed in parallel are fixed, respectively; a plurality of plate-shaped fins through which each of the heat transfer pipes is penetrated and that are provided at intervals in a direction in which the heat transfer pipes extend between the first header and the second header; and a fan that circulates an airflow between the plate-shaped fins are included. The first header and the second header are formed to be sectioned into multiple rows, the heat transfer pipes are disposed densely in an sectioned area of the first header and the second header, and the heat transfer pipes are disposed sparsely in an area between the sectioned areas of the first header and the second header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhide Hara, Koichi Tanimoto, Fumikazu Ogata, Masahiro Yoshioka, Ryo Morita
  • Publication number: 20200075185
    Abstract: A plurality of heat transfer pipes; a first header and a second header to which both ends of each of the heat transfer pipes that are disposed in parallel are fixed, respectively; a plurality of plate shaped fins through which each of the heat transfer pipes is penetrated and that are provided at intervals in a direction in which the heat transfer pipes extend between the first header and the second header; and a fan that circulates an airflow between the plate shaped fins are included. The first header and the second header are formed to be sectioned into multiple rows, the heat transfer pipes are disposed densely in an sectioned area of the first header and the second header, and the heat transfer pipes are disposed sparsely in an area between the sectioned areas of the first header and the second header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhide Hara, Koichi Tanimoto, Fumikazu Ogata, Masahiro Yoshioka, Ryo Morita
  • Publication number: 20190383308
    Abstract: When an ejector having a variable nozzle and a variable throttle mechanism are integrated together as an ejector module, a nozzle-side central axis CL1 and a decompression-side driving mechanism have a twisted positional relationship, if the nozzle-side central axis CL1 is defined as a central axis of a nozzle-side driving mechanism in a displacement direction in which the nozzle-side driving mechanism of the ejector having the variable nozzle displaces a needle valve, and the decompression-side central axis CL2 is defined as a central axis of a decompression-side driving mechanism in a displacement direction in which the decompression-side driving mechanism of the variable throttle mechanism displaces a throttle valve. When viewed from the central axis direction of one of the nozzle-side central axis CL1 and the decompression-side central axis CL2, a driving portion corresponding to the one central axis is disposed to overlap with the other central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yoichiro KAWAMOTO, Gota OGATA, Hiroshi OSHITANI, Ryu FUKUSHIMA, Teruyuki HOTTA, Tatsuhiro SUZUKI, Hang YUAN, Daisuke SAKURAI, Masahiro ITO, Hiroshi MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20190332952
    Abstract: An image pickup system includes an input/output modeling section 24, the input/output modeling section 24 creating, as a population, an image group obtained when a specific target is photographed, (access image), and generating an inference model by using, as teacher data, sequential images selected from the image group created as the population, based on whether the specific target can be accessed, wherein each image of the image group is associated with date and time information and/or position information, and the input/output modeling section 24 generates an inference model for determining based on the date and time information and/or the position information whether a process to the specific target is good or bad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu NONAKA, Kazuhiko OSA, Yoichi YOSHIDA, Hirokazu NOZAKI, Masahiro FUJIMOTO, Hidekazu IWAKI, Koji SAKAI, Keiji OKADA, Yoshihisa OGATA
  • Patent number: 10458881
    Abstract: This internal pressure loading system includes an internal pressure loading device and an information processing device. The internal pressure loading device is set at an inner face of a pipe, and includes a load meter which detects the load applied to the inner face of the pipe and a displacement meter which detects the deformation amount of the pipe. When the internal pressure loading device is expanded so as to increase the load to be detected by the load meter, the width of the pipe at which the displacement meter is located is reduced. On the basis of the load detected by the load meter and the deformation amount detected by the displacement meter, the information processing device evaluates the remaining strength of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOTTORI UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SHIMANE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masahiro Hyodo, Hidehiko Ogata, Naoki Kawamura, Tsuguhiro Nonaka, Masayuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10422270
    Abstract: In an engine room, heat insulators are provided on the rear side in the forth and back direction of a vehicle with respect to an engine and on the front side in the forth and back direction of the vehicle with respect to a dash panel arranged on a back side of the vehicle with respect to the engine. A top flange portion is formed at a top of a first heat insulator. The top flange portion is extending in a direction obliquely upward and backward of the vehicle to guide air heated by an exhaust system from the engine in an upward direction of the vehicle. A top bent portion is formed at a top of a second heat insulator such that the top bent portion is arranged in the vicinity of the cowling panel in order to guide the heated air in an upward direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanno, Yuto Korogi, Kazuyoshi Ogata, Akira Nishino
  • Publication number: 20190287774
    Abstract: An optical image formation unit forms an optical image of an interest region based on data obtained through image acquiring of the surface of a specimen. An intensity image production unit produces an intensity image illustrating ion spatial distribution at an m/z value specified based on mass spectrum data obtained for each measurement point in the interest region. An image superimposing processor produces an image by superimposing the optical image and the intensity image at a predetermined m/z value in accordance with an instruction from a user, and a display processor displays the image on a screen of a display unit. When the user performs a predetermined operation, the display processor displays a set screen for adjusting the brightness and contrast of the optical image, and an image parameter adjustment unit changes the brightness and contrast of the optical image in the superimposed image independently from the intensity image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koretsugu OGATA, Masahiro IKEGAMI
  • Patent number: 10386216
    Abstract: In order to provide a thermal flow sensor having high measurement accuracy, the thermal type air flow sensor includes a flow detecting unit, a sub passage on which the flow detecting unit is disposed, and an LSI to which a signal obtained by the flow detecting unit is input and which outputs a signal to the outside. A side wall of the sub passage is disposed between the flow detecting unit and the LSI, or on the LSI. A diffusion resistor provided inside the LSI has its longitudinal direction in parallel with a <100> orientation of single-crystal Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Ogata, Norio Ishitsuka, Masahiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20190232782
    Abstract: A lid device includes an opening former, a lid, and a connector. The opening former is provided with an opening. The lid opens and closes the opening in the opening former. The connector intervenes between the opening former and the lid, and connects the opening former with the lid. The opening former includes a first gear. The lid includes a second gear. The connector includes a third gear meshing with both of the first gear and the second gear. The opening former and connector are made turnable relatively to one another about the axial center of the first gear. The lid and connector are made turnable relatively to one another about the axial center of the second gear. The connector interlocks the opening former turning relatively to the connector and the lid turning relatively to the connector with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Maki TAKEUCHI, Masahiro OGATA, Takashi HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20190213572
    Abstract: A wireless reading system includes a goods path and a reader device. The goods path allows one or more goods held by a customer passing through a customer path to be moved along. The reader device is configured to perform wireless communication, whose medium is radio waves, with one or more electronic tags attached to the one or more goods while the one or more goods are moved along the goods path, thereby reading one or more pieces of goods information on the one or more goods, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Koji IMAMURA, Atsushi MARUYAMA, Shinichi OKADA, Motoo NAKAGAWA, Masahiro KUMAGAWA, Shinsuke OGATA
  • Publication number: 20190198304
    Abstract: The compound list stored in identification information memory is populated with theoretical masses associated with a variety of compounds, as well as information such as the type of matrix capable of detecting said compound, potential neutral loss, etc. The adduct ion list, meanwhile, is populated with theoretical masses associated with a variety of adduct ions, as well as other information such as types of matrices capable of producing adducts, etc. When a user specifies a peak on the mass spectrum for a compound search, compound candidate search portion extracts combination candidates based on how well the measured m/z value of the specified peak matches the m/z value for combinations of compounds in the compound list and adduct ions in the adduct ion list, while the type of matrix used during measurement serves as a condition to narrow down the combinations. Display processing portion displays a list of the search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro IKEGAMI, Koretsugu OGATA