Patents by Inventor Masahiro Sato

Masahiro Sato 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: 20200097523
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a display that displays a descriptive text describing an object, an acquirer that, in a case in which multiple objects described by the descriptive text exist, acquires information about a description format of the descriptive text describing a first object selected by a user, a specifier that specifies the description format that the user prefers based on the information about the description format acquired by the acquirer, a recommendation target decider that decides a recommendation target to recommend to the user from among the multiple objects, and a descriptive text display that displays a descriptive text describing the decided recommendation target based on the description format specified by the specifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Koki NAGATANI, Qian ZHANG, Tomoko OHKUMA
  • Publication number: 20200098031
    Abstract: A product recommending apparatus includes an obtaining unit, a classification unit, and a controller. The obtaining unit obtains a purchase history indicating information on a product that a user has purchased, and a promotion history indicating information on a product promoted to a user. The classification unit classifies, using the purchase history and the promotion history, each product into one of a first group of items purchased but not promoted, a second group of items purchased and promoted, a third group of items not purchased nor promoted, and a fourth group of items not purchased but promoted. The controller outputs, using a result of classification done by the classification unit, an item that would not be purchased if not promoted but would be purchased if promoted as an item to be recommended to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Takashi SONODA
  • Publication number: 20200097999
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a predicting unit that predicts a first transaction count by which a user performs a commercial transaction of an item when an advertisement explaining the item is displayed and a second transaction count by which the user performs the commercial transaction of the item when the advertisement is not displayed, a determination unit that determines a degree of influence that the advertisement has on the commercial transaction of the item from information on the first transaction count and the second transaction count and information on the item, an identifying unit that identifies a combination of an item and an advertisement, the combination having a maximum degree of influence, and a controller that performs control to display the identified combination of the item and the advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro MISAWA, Masahiro SATO, Tomoki TANIGUCHI, Tomoko OHKUMA
  • Publication number: 20200095958
    Abstract: A valve device includes an outflow port inserted in an engine port provided on an intake pipe so as to communicate with an intake passage. A leak port is inserted in the engine port and includes a leak passage into which evaporative fuel is allowed to flow regardless of a permitting state and a blocking state. A seal provides a sealed state between the outflow port and the engine port. Another seal provides a sealed state between the leak port and the engine port. The seal is positioned such that the sealed state of the seal becomes broken before breakage of the other seal when the outflow port and the leak port move in a direction away from the engine port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshifumi TERAMOTO, Masahiro SATO, Chiaki KURITA
  • Patent number: 10600371
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display images, an image obtaining unit configured to obtain an image to be displayed in the display unit, a reception unit configured to receive a luminance setting associated with a luminance of a light source included in the display unit, and a controller configured to display a display image obtained by replacing at least a region of the image to be displayed with a colored image in the display unit. The controller sets a first luminance as a luminance of the colored image in a case where a first luminance setting value is set as the luminance setting, and sets a second luminance that is lower than the first luminance as the luminance of the colored image in a case where a second luminance setting value that is higher than the first luminance setting value is set as the luminance setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Hirofumi Urabe
  • Patent number: 10593114
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an attribute-information acquisition unit and an identification unit. The attribute-information acquisition unit acquires an attribute of an object that is present in a real space in accordance with information regarding the object an object image of which is captured. The identification unit identifies an image that is a virtual image associated with the attribute acquired by the attribute-information acquisition unit, the image being to be combined with the object image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito Yamauchi, Yoshihiko Nemoto, Tsutomu Kimura, Masahiro Sato, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Publication number: 20200048000
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of automated storages includes: storage shelves with multiple levels; a plurality of transport carriages; a plurality of relay portions; and a lift base capable of being raised and lowered. A transport device includes a plurality of transport conveyors. Each of the plurality of transport conveyors includes: a plurality of receiving portions configured to receive articles; a loading portion configured to deliver articles transported by the transport conveyor and to load the articles to the automated storages; and a transport portion configured to transport articles received at the receiving portions to the plurality of loading portions. The transport portion included in each of the plurality of transport conveyors is installed such that a movement trajectory of articles transported by the transport portion does not overlap a movement trajectory of articles transported by another transport portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Tooru Siraisi, Norihiro Okatsu, Masahiro Sato, Masaru Yagi, Makoto Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20200049688
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor apparatus and a potential measuring apparatus capable of preventing electrostatic breakdown in an electrode formation process when an electrode and an amplifier are provided on a same substrate. A diode is provided of which a cathode is connected to a previous stage of an amplifying transistor for amplifying a signal read by a read electrode for reading a potential having contact with liquid in which a specimen is input and an anode is grounded. With such a configuration, by bypassing a negative charge generated between the electrode and the amplifying transistor in the electrode formation process from the diode and discharging the negative charge toward ground so as to prevent electrostatic breakdown. This is applicable to a bioelectric potential measuring apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: MASAHIRO SATO, MACHIKO KAMETANI, JUN OGI, YURI KATO
  • Publication number: 20200048512
    Abstract: To provide an acrylic sol composition capable of reducing deterioration of physical properties of a sealing material due to moisture absorption after being left in a high-temperature and high-humidity atmosphere for a long time, and also suppressing oxygen inhibition. An acrylic sol composition contains an acrylic resin, an ultraviolet curing resin, a blocked isocyanate resin, and a filler, wherein, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the acrylic resin, 80 to 150 parts by weight of the ultraviolet curing resin, 50 to 110 parts by weight of an amine-based blocked isocyanate resin as the blocked isocyanate resin, and 100 to 180 parts by weight of silica as the filler are contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicants: PARKER ASAHI Co., Ltd.,, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi SASAGASE, Masahiro SATO, Ayumi WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200048787
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor apparatus and a potential measuring apparatus capable of preventing deterioration in signal characteristics due to parasitic capacitance caused by providing a configuration for realizing an electrode plating process when an electrode and an amplifier are provided on the same substrate. When a power source supplies a potential necessary for plating processing and a breaker reads a signal from liquid, and an amplifier amplifies and outputs the signal, the power source required for the plating processing is blocked with respect to the electrode. This is applicable to the potential measuring apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Machiko KAMETANI, Jun OGI, Yuri KATO
  • Patent number: 10542187
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a converting unit configured to convert a color of input image data based on information representing a correspondence between a brightness level and a color, and generate converted image data; and a setting unit configured to set a gradation characteristic of the input image data, wherein the converting unit converts the color of the input image data based on information representing a first correspondence in a case where the gradation characteristic set by the setting unit is a first gradation characteristic, and converts the color of the input image data based on information representing a second correspondence in a case where the gradation characteristic set by the setting unit is a second gradation characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Hirofumi Urabe
  • Patent number: 10497339
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an image display that displays a display screen that is transformable in shape at an arbitrary location, a detecting unit that detects an overlap region where one region of the display screen, when transformed, overlaps another region of the display screen, and an executing unit that performs a predetermined process if the detecting unit has detected the overlap region between the one region and the other region of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Publication number: 20190341686
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a high-frequency module and a communication device, each of which includes a non-directional antenna and is suitable for transmission/reception of a radio wave in a high frequency band. [Solution] A high-frequency module including: an antenna portion provided to project from a board; an antenna element at least a part of which is provided on the antenna portion; a transmission line formed on a same surface as the antenna element and including a same material as the antenna element; and a high-frequency element mounted on a surface of the board on which the transmission line is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: MASAHIRO SATO, TAKASHI KAWAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190333703
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element, a lead member electrically connected to the capacitor element, an outer packaging member in which the capacitor element and a part of the lead member are sealed, and a heat barrier layer that covers at least a part of the outer packaging member. The heat barrier layer has an electrical insulation property, and contains at least one of metallic oxide and metal hydroxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: KOUTA MUNEYASU, MASAHIRO SATO, NAOMI KURIHARA, KEITA UENAKA
  • Publication number: 20190333705
    Abstract: Provided is an electrolytic capacitor including: a capacitor element including an anode body, a dielectric layer formed on the anode body, a solid electrolyte layer formed on the dielectric layer, and a cathode layer formed on the solid electrolyte layer; lead terminals each connected to the anode body and the cathode layer; and a packaging member covering at least part of the capacitor element. The packaging member includes a side wall that is electrically conductive, and a bottom face, with at least one of the lead terminals partially exposed from the bottom face. An insulating member is interposed between a first end of the side wall and the lead terminal exposed from the bottom face, the first end being near the bottom face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro SATO, Kouta MUNEYASU, Hiroshi TAKEDA, Mina SATO, Junji KOJIMA, Yuichiro YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190321002
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes: an oscillator; a base on which the oscillator is provided; a base conductive wire portion connected to the oscillator; a bump electrode portion supplying a signal to the oscillator via the base conductive wire portion; a pad portion engaging with the bump electrode portion; and an acoustic lens provided such that a force toward the bump electrode portion is applied to the pad portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuhiro YOSHIMURA, Akifumi SAKO, Masahiro SATO
  • Patent number: 10430808
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process including calculating a value indicating a complementarity and a value indicating a substitutability, the values each being calculated as information indicating a relationship between multiple items on a basis of browsing history information and purchase history information of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Hidetaka Izumo, Takashi Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10432010
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a secondary battery that stores power for operation, a power receiver that receives power wirelessly from a power supply device, a decision unit that decides whether or not to allow charging with the power received wirelessly, and a charging unit that charges the secondary battery with the received power if charging with the power received wirelessly is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nemoto, Masahiro Sato, Tsutomu Kimura, Akihito Yamauchi, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Publication number: 20190287450
    Abstract: A display apparatus, comprising: a memory that stores correspondence to convert an image quality of an image signal; and at least one processor that operates as: an input unit that inputs a first image signal having a first image quality; a generation unit; and a display unit that displays the first image signal and the image signal generated by the generation unit, wherein in the case of the memory storing correspondence to generate a second image signal having a second image quality from the first image signal, the generation unit generates the second image signal from the first image signal in accordance with the correspondence, and in the case of the memory not storing the correspondence to generate the second image signal from the first image signal, the generation unit generates a third image signal by performing a predetermined luminance conversion on the first image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hirofumi Urabe, Masahiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20190260059
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a stack case containing a fuel cell stack. Ventilation air inlet holes are formed at lower positions of the stack case in the vertical direction, and ventilation air outlet holes (holes) are formed at upper positions of the stack case in the vertical direction. Each of the ventilation air inlet holes is equipped with a filter unit having a liquid-impermeable and gas-permeable filter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Kimiharu Mizusaki, Hideharu Naito, Kosuke Takagi, Masahiro Sato