Patents by Inventor Masahiro Suzuki

Masahiro Suzuki 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: 20200343571
    Abstract: A redox flow battery 1 including: a battery cell (10) including a positive electrode (11), a negative electrode (12), and an ion exchange membrane (13); a positive electrode-side electrolyte tank (20); a negative electrode-side electrolyte tank (30); a positive electrode-side pipe connecting the battery cell (10) to the positive electrode-side electrolyte tank (20); and a negative electrode-side pipe connecting the battery cell (10) to the negative electrode-side electrolyte tank (30). The redox flow battery (1) performs charge and discharge by circulating respective electrolytes between the battery cell (10) and the positive electrode-side electrolyte tank (20) through the positive electrode-side pipe (21, 22) and between the battery cell (10) and the negative electrode-side electrolyte tank (30) through the negative electrode-side pipe (31, 32). A hydrogen gas amount decreasing means (40) having a hydrogen gas amount decreasing device (60) is provided on the negative electrode-side pipe (31, 32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Miyuki TOMITA, Masahiro SUZUKI, Tingting ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20200334843
    Abstract: This invention provides an information processing apparatus comprising a first acquiring unit configured to acquire first distance information from a distance sensor, a second acquiring unit configured to acquire an image from an image capturing device, a holding unit configured to hold a learning model for estimating distance information from images, an estimating unit configured to estimate second distance information corresponding to the image acquired by the second acquiring unit using the learning model, and a generating unit configured to generate third distance information based on the first distance information and the second distance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Nozomu Kasuya, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Masahiro Suzuki, Daisuke Kotake, Makoto Tomioka
  • Publication number: 20200335547
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a plurality of units each including a charge generation region disposed in a semiconductor layer. Each of a first unit and a second unit of the plurality of units includes a charge storage region configured to store charges transferred thereto from the charge generation region, a dielectric region located above the charge generation region and surrounded by an insulator layer, and a first light-shielding layer covering the charge storage region that is located between the insulator layer and the semiconductor layer, and the first light-shielding layer having an opening located above the charge generation region. The charge generation region of the first unit is able to receive light through the opening of the first light-shielding layer. The charge generation region of the second unit is covered with a second light-shielding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Yu Nishimura, Sho Suzuki, Yasushi Matsuno, Yusuke Onuki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Takashi Okagawa, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20200333789
    Abstract: There is provided with an information processing apparatus. An acquisition unit acquires a first processing result including information for identifying the position of the mobile object and a second processing result including information for identifying the position of the mobile object. The first processing result is obtained by executing a first processing method on an image obtained by measuring at least surroundings of the mobile object by using a light receiving sensor installed on the mobile object. The second processing result is obtained by executing a second processing method different from the first processing method on an observation result obtained by observing the mobile object by using a light receiving sensor installed at a location at which it is possible to observe the mobile object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Makoto Tomioka, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Akihiro Katayama, Masakazu Fujiki, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Daisuke Kotake, Shuichi Mikame, Tomoyuki Ueno, Chiyako Nakajima, Satomi Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20200334855
    Abstract: An information processing device finds a position/orientation of an image capturing unit including first and second cameras whose image capturing fields are partially overlapped, the information processing device comprises an input unit that inputs first and second images from the first and second cameras a holding unit holding a learning model; a first estimating unit that estimates first provisional geometric information from the first and second images; a second estimating unit that estimates second provisional geometric information on the basis of the first image and the learning model; a third estimating unit that estimates third provisional geometric information on the basis of the second image and the learning model; and a generating unit that, on the basis of the first, second, and third provisional geometric information, generates the position/orientation information of the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoaki Higo, Daisuke Kotake, Masahiro Suzuki, Nozomu Kasuya, Makoto Tomioka
  • Publication number: 20200327480
    Abstract: An organization capability evaluation system configured to evaluate an organization capability when an organization including a plurality of workers manufactures various products through a plurality of steps, includes a work performance acquisition unit configured to acquire a working time required for work in each of the plurality of steps, an evaluation reference storage unit configured to store a reference working time set for each of the steps, a working capability calculation unit configured to calculate a working capability of each step based on the step-specific work performance and the reference working time, a working capability storage unit configured to store the working capability of each step calculated by the working capability calculation unit, and a step-specific organization capability calculation unit configured to calculate the organization capability for each step based on the step-specific working capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuma SUZUKI, Masahiro HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10802997
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit operates with a voltage supplied from a first power supply IC to transmit and receive data to and from an external memory. The semiconductor integrated circuit includes: an interface circuit operating with a voltage supplied from a second power supply IC and accessing the external memory to transmit and receive data to and from the external memory; a determination circuit which determines, based on a result of the access by the interface circuit, an AC timing specification between the external memory and the interface circuit to generate control information for controlling an output voltage of the second power supply IC in accordance with the AC timing specification; and a voltage control circuit which controls the output voltage of the second power supply IC in accordance with the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Hironori Kubo, Norihiko Mizobata, Makoto Hirano, Akihiro Suzuki, Masahiro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10800033
    Abstract: A robot control apparatus for controlling a robot manipulating a target object includes a measurement unit configured to measure a change of a gripping unit configured to grip the target object when the gripping unit contacts the target object, a first acquisition unit configured to acquire the change of the gripping unit measured by the measurement unit, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a gripping state, which is a state of gripping of the target object by the gripping unit, based on the change of the gripping unit acquired by the first acquisition unit, and a control unit configured to control an action of the robot based on the gripping state acquired by the second acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Yamada, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Masahiro Suzuki, Tetsuri Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10799930
    Abstract: This press forming method is a press forming method of manufacturing a press-formed article from a workpiece sheet using a press forming apparatus including a punch, a die, a punch pad, and a die pad, in which, when the workpiece sheet is clamped between the die and the punch, a surface of the workpiece sheet on a die side in a section between a point in contact with a die bottom end shoulder portion and a point in contact with the die pad is in non-contact with the die and the die pad, and an end surface of a punch side blank holding surface adjacent to a punch shoulder portion is flush with the punch shoulder portion or located on a more inner side of the punch than the punch shoulder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Suzuki, Yoshiaki Nakazawa, Masahiro Nakata
  • Patent number: 10783366
    Abstract: A computer that extracts an attribute which is a text string contained in an predetermined examination target document stores template information for managing a plurality of templates in which a type of attribute is defined, executes a text recognition process on image data of the document, extracts an attribute corresponding to the type of attribute using a result of the text recognition process and the plurality of templates, selects a template based on the extracted attribute, generates output information that includes the attribute extracted using the selected template and is used for the examination; determines a type of confirmation operation performed on the output information, before the examination, based on a comparison result between an evaluation value indicating credibility of the output information and a threshold, and corrects the determined type of confirmation operation based on the text string contained in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Suzuki, Hiroshi Shinjo, Ryosuke Odate, Masahiro Motobayashi
  • Patent number: 10773755
    Abstract: A hat member 1 includes a top-plate portion 13, first ridges 113, and two side walls 11. The two side walls have a middle hardness Dc of 300 HV or higher. Each of the two side walls 11 includes a softened portion L and a strength-transition portion T adjacent to the softened portion L. The softened portion L has a hardness Dn lower than the middle hardness Dc by at least 8% (Dc?Dn?0.08Dc). The strength-transition portion T extends 0.5 mm or longer from the softened portion L toward the first end of the side wall. The strength-transition portion T has a hardness Dt that transitionally changes within the range of 8% to 1% lower than the middle hardness Dc (0.92Dc?Dt?0.99Dc). The hat member 1 further includes two second ridges 114 and two flanges 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Kubo, Yoshiaki Nakazawa, Naruhiko Nomura, Toshiya 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
  • Patent number: 10768838
    Abstract: When a logical capacity of a nonvolatile semiconductor memory is increased, after a logical capacity which is allocated to a RAID group but unused is released, the RAID group is reconfigured to include the released logical capacity and the increased logical capacity. When the logical capacity of the nonvolatile semiconductor memory is reduced, after the reduced logical capacity is released from the RAID group, the RAID group is reconfigured with the released logical capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Shimpei Nomura, Masahiro Tsuruya, Akifumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10771851
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus receives a user selection of content to be reproduced by an external device connected to the information processing apparatus. A request to reproduce the user selected content is sent to the external device. Information indicating whether the external device has started reproducing the selected content is received from the external device. In response to the external device having started reproduction of the selected content, a thumbnail image is reproduced that corresponds to the content being reproduced by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiroi, Yukio Ichikawa, Yumi Sato, Marie Suzuki, Yasushi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nagatani, Masahiro Hara, Hiroshi Horiki, Kouhei Fujimoto, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Hiroyuki Mitsubori, Sakae Houjou, Mingshan Yang
  • Patent number: 10767089
    Abstract: The present invention is a thermoplastic polymer composition which contains 10-120 parts by mass of a polar group-containing polypropylene resin (B) per 100 parts by mass of a thermoplastic elastomer (A) that is a block copolymer having a polymer block containing an aromatic vinyl compound unit and a polymer block composed of a conjugated diene unit having 40% by mole or more of 1,2-bonds and 3,4-bonds in total, or a hydrogenated product of the block copolymer (provided that a thermoplastic polymer composition containing 1 part by mass or more of a polyvinyl acetal resin is excluded). This thermoplastic polymer composition is able to be bonded with a ceramic, a metal or a synthetic resin without requiring a primer treatment, and has excellent flexibility, mechanical characteristics, moldability, heat resistance and storage stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Asako Minamide, Mikio Masuda, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10763298
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a plurality of units each including a charge generation region disposed in a semiconductor layer. Each of a first unit and a second unit of the plurality of units includes a charge storage region configured to store charges transferred thereto from the charge generation region, a dielectric region located above the charge generation region and surrounded by an insulator layer, and a first light-shielding layer covering the charge storage region that is located between the insulator layer and the semiconductor layer, and the first light-shielding layer having an opening located above the charge generation region. The charge generation region of the first unit is able to receive light through the opening of the first light-shielding layer. The charge generation region of the second unit is covered with a second light-shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Nishimura, Sho Suzuki, Yasushi Matsuno, Yusuke Onuki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Takashi Okagawa, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10759901
    Abstract: A thermally decomposable binder containing an aliphatic polycarbonate resin containing a constituting unit represented by the formula (1): wherein each of R1, R2 and R3, which may be identical or different, is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and n is 1 or 2. The thermally decomposable binder and the fine inorganic particle-dispersed paste composition, each containing an aliphatic polycarbonate resin of the present invention can be used in general molded articles, optical materials such as films, fibers, optical fibers, and optical disks, thermally decomposable materials such as ceramic binders, and lost foam casting, medicinal materials such as drug capsules, additives for biodegradable resins, main components for biodegradable resins, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Nakano, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Masahiro Suzuki, Nobutaka Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10761422
    Abstract: A processing liquid supplying apparatus is arranged to discharge a processing liquid from a discharge port to supply the processing liquid to a processing object, and the processing liquid supplying apparatus includes a first piping, through the interior of which the processing liquid can flow, the interior of the first piping being in communication with the discharge port, and an X-ray irradiating means irradiating X-rays onto the processing liquid present inside the first piping. The first piping has an opening in its pipe wall and the opening is closed by a window member formed using a material that can transmit the X-rays, and the X-ray irradiating means irradiates the X-rays onto the processing liquid present inside the first piping via the window member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Miyagi, Hiroyuki Araki, Masanori Suzuki, Tomokatsu Sato, Nobuo Kawase
  • Publication number: 20200269381
    Abstract: In a scheme in which a top ring is held to an end portion of a swing arm, the present invention improves accuracy of polishing end point detection. A polishing apparatus for polishing between a polishing pad 10 and a semiconductor wafer 16 disposed opposed to the polishing pad 10 includes a polishing table 30A for holding the polishing pad 10 and a top ring 31A for holding the semiconductor wafer 16. A swing shaft motor 14 swings a swing arm 110 for holding the top ring 31A. The arm torque detection section 26 detects arm torque applied to the swing arm 110. An end point detection section 28 detects a polishing end point indicating an end of polishing based on the detected arm torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Yuta Suzuki, Taro Takahashi, Seiji Katsuoka, Masahiro Hatakeyama
  • Publication number: 20200273628
    Abstract: An electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element, an exterior body that seals the capacitor element, and an external electrode. The capacitor element includes an anode foil, a dielectric layer, and a cathode part. The anode foil includes an anode lead-out part and a cathode forming part. The anode lead-out part has a first end of the anode foil. The cathode forming part has a second end of the anode foil. The dielectric layer is disposed on a surface of the cathode forming part. The cathode part covers at least part of the dielectric layer. The first end in the anode lead-out part protrudes from an end surface of the exterior body. At least part of the first end is in contact with the external electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: SHINYA SUZUKI, MASAHIRO KAJIMURA