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: 20190149315
    Abstract: An equalizer circuit includes: an addition circuit configured to add an input signal and a compensation signal; a comparison circuit configured to compare an output signal of the addition circuit; a plurality of first latch circuits configured to hold an output signal of the comparison circuit, the plurality of first latch circuits being connected in cascade; a selection circuit configured to select and output one of output signals of the comparison circuit and the plurality of first latch circuits; a second latch circuit configured to hold an output signal of the selection circuit; and a digital analog conversion circuit configured to generate the compensation signal, based on an output signal of the second latch circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Daisuke SUZUKI, Masahiro Kudo
  • Publication number: 20190138804
    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: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Suzuki, Hiroshi Shinjo, Ryosuke Odate, Masahiro Motobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190130216
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising: a holding unit configured to hold a plurality of learning models for estimating geometric information based on an input image captured by an image capturing apparatus; a selection unit configured to calculate, for each of the learning models, an evaluation value that indicates suitability of the learning model to a scene of the input image, and select a learning model from the plurality of learning models based on the evaluation values; and an estimation unit configured to estimate first geometric information using the input image and the selected learning model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto Tomioka, Daisuke Kotake, Nozomu Kasuya, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10262199
    Abstract: In order to reduce limitations on an arrangement of a posture visualization system as a whole, a posture recognition unit recognizes, based on image data of a real space captured by an image capture unit from a predetermined viewpoint, a posture of an object in the image data of the real space. A posture visualization viewpoint setting unit sets a viewpoint different from the predetermined viewpoint. A posture visualization unit visualizes a mirror image of the posture of the object viewed from the viewpoint set by the posture visualization viewpoint setting unit based on the posture recognized by the posture recognition unit. A space display unit displays the mirror image of the posture of the object generated by the posture visualization unit and a mirror image of the real space at once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mahoro Anabuki, Yasuo Katano, Masakazu Matsugu, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190099891
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that obtains, with high accuracy, the gripping position for gripping the target object by a gripping apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image obtained by capturing an image of the target object, an image feature detection unit that detects a plurality of image features in the captured image, and a unit detection unit that detects a unit of a pattern in which a plurality of image features repeatedly appear. In addition, the information processing apparatus further includes a snipping position determining unit that determines a gripping position using the unit detected by the unit detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto Tomioka, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Tomoaki Higo, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10243664
    Abstract: An optical modulator driver circuit (1) includes an amplifier (50, Q10, Q11, R10-R13), and a current amount adjustment circuit (51) capable of adjusting a current amount of the amplifier (50) in accordance with a desired operation mode. The current amount adjustment circuit (51) includes at least two current sources (IS10) that are individually ON/OFF-controllable in accordance with a binary control signal representing the desired operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munehiko Nagatani, Hideyuki Nosaka, Toshihiro Itoh, Koichi Murata, Hiroyuki Fukuyama, Takashi Saida, Shin Kamei, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Nobuhiro Kikuchi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Masafumi Nogawa, Hiroaki Katsurai, Hiroyuki Uzawa, Tomoyoshi Kataoka, Naoki Fujiwara, Hiroto Kawakami, Kengo Horikoshi, Yves Bouvier, Mikio Yoneyama, Shigeki Aisawa, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10234844
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises a position and orientation estimation unit configured to estimate each of positions and orientations of a first part and a second part, based on an image including the first part and the second part to which the first part is assembled; and a determination unit configured to determine assembly success/failure of the first part with respect to the second part based on each of the positions and orientations of the first part and the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Tateno, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10202560
    Abstract: A low-friction coating includes: an aliphatic hydrocarbon group showing a peak in a region of 2,900 cm?1 to 3000 cm?1 in an infrared absorption spectrum; a carbonyl group showing a peak in a region of 1,650 cm?1 to 1,800 cm?1 in an infrared absorption spectrum; an aromatic component (C7H7+) showing a peak at mass 91.1 in a positive ion spectrum obtained by TOF-SIMS; and a condensed ring based component (C9H7+) showing a peak at mass 115.2 in the positive ion spectrum obtained by TOF-SIMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: JTEKT CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Takahisa Kato, Masataka Nosaka, Mamoru Tohyama, Atsushi Murase, Kyoko Nakai, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190041744
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a composite member which can contribute to simple formation and/or increased quality of fine wiring. [Solution] A composite member 100 according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base material, an aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions arranged on the base material, and a metal ink, wherein at least a surface of the aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions has a contact angle of 50° or more between pure water and the surface when exposed to ultraviolet light including a wavelength of 180 nm or more and 370 nm or less for 15 minutes, and the metal ink is arranged on the base material at at least a portion of a region sandwiched by the precursor layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tatsuya SHIMODA, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190041855
    Abstract: An automatic driving vehicle includes an automatic driving mode in which autonomous traveling is carried out. The automatic driving vehicle receives a setup for a destination and an arrival time after a driver or a passenger gets out of the automatic driving vehicle. The setup for the destination and the arrival time is input when the driver or the passenger gets out of the automatic driving vehicle. The automatic driving vehicle is controlled to move to the destination after the driver or the passenger gets out of the automatic driving vehicle on a basis of the destination and the arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: MICO LATTA INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro SUZUKI, Yoichiro SAKO
  • Patent number: 10171730
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an unit configured to obtain captured images captured at a plurality of positions/orientations; an unit configured to generate a guidance instruction for causing a captured image corresponding to a position/orientation substantially the same as a captured image of a stipulated state to be obtained; an unit configured to output the guidance instruction; an unit configured to determine whether or not one captured image obtained after output of the guidance instruction was captured at a position/orientation substantially the same as the captured image of the stipulated state; and an unit configured to, if the one captured image is determined to be captured at the position/orientation, generate or update a three-dimensional map from three-dimensional coordinates of a feature included in a captured image based on the plurality of captured images including the one captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kobayashi, Daisuke Kotake, Masahiro Suzuki, Masakazu Fujiki, Akihiro Katayama
  • Publication number: 20180364624
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a rotatable member, a rotatable endless belt, a pad, a holder including a recording material separating portion and a pad holding portion, and a leaf spring member. Between the rotatable member and the endless belt, a nip is formed by sandwiching the endless belt by the rotatable member and the pad. With respect to a recording material feeding direction, a gap is provided between the pad and the recording material separating portion of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Koji Uchiyama, Tomonori Sato
  • Patent number: 10139824
    Abstract: An automatic driving vehicle has an automatic driving mode in which autonomous traveling is carried out, the automatic driving vehicle including: behavior setup receiving means configured to receive a setup for a behavior after getting out from the automatic driving vehicle, the setup being to be inputted when a driver or passenger gets out from the automatic driving vehicle; and control means configured to control conduct of the behavior on the basis of the setup. A program is provided for the automatic driving vehicle which includes a computer, the program causing the computer to function as: behavior setup receiving means configured to receive a setup for a behavior after getting out from the automatic driving vehicle, the setup being inputted by a driver or passenger who gets out from the automatic driving vehicle; and control means configured to control conduct of the behavior on the basis of the setup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MICO LATTA INC.
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180336691
    Abstract: Whether to correct unevenness of brightness of a first image of an object onto which pattern light for three-dimensional shape measurement is projected is determined based on the first image or a second image of the object onto which the pattern light is not projected. If correction is performed, the three-dimensional shape of the object is measured using a corrected image obtained by correcting the unevenness of the brightness of the first image based on the second image; otherwise, the three-dimensional shape of the object is measured using the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Akihiro Katayama, Masakazu Fujiki, Masahiro Suzuki, Toshihiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180317791
    Abstract: A pulsebeat measurement apparatus includes a first temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of a human body; a second temperature detector, having the same characteristic as that of the first temperature detector, configured to detect a temperature of the human body; a heat accumulator, contacting the second temperature detector, configured to suppress a change in temperature of the second temperature detector; a specifying unit configured to specify a period of a change in temperature caused by a pulsation of the human body based on a difference between the temperature of the human body detected by the first temperature detector and the temperature of the human body detected by the second temperature detector; and a pulsebeat measurement unit configured to measure a pulsebeat based on the specified period of the change in temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro SUZUKI, Tomoaki UEDA
  • Publication number: 20180317790
    Abstract: There is provided a pulsebeat measurement apparatus. The pulsebeat measurement apparatus includes a first temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of a human body, a specifying unit configured to specify a period of a temperature change caused by a pulsation of the human body based on the detected temperature, a pulsebeat measurement unit configured to measure a pulsebeat of the human body based on the specified period of the temperature change, and a heat absorber configured to absorb heat of the first temperature detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro SUZUKI, Tomoaki UEDA
  • Patent number: 10122462
    Abstract: A transport apparatus includes: a client signal transceiving unit which transceives a client signal; a line signal transceiving unit which performs electric-optic conversion on a line signal to be transmitted, transmits an optical line signal, performs optic-electric conversion on a received line signal, and outputs an electrical line signal; and a plurality of signal processing units which perform signal processing on the client signal to generate the line signal to be transmitted and perform signal processing on the electrical line signal to generate the client signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Ohara, Kei Kitamura, Yoshiaki Kisaka, Shigeki Aisawa, Masahiro Suzuki, Etsushi Yamazaki, Tomoyoshi Kataoka, Masahito Tomizawa, Yoshiaki Yamada, Mitsuhiro Teshima, Akira Hirano
  • Publication number: 20180295309
    Abstract: An imaging element comprising: an imaging unit that has: a plurality of groups each including at least one pixel; and a plurality of signal readout units that are each provided to each of the groups and read out a signal from the pixel; and a control unit that controls the signal readout unit in at least one group among the plurality of groups is provided. Each of the plurality of groups may include a plurality of the pixels. The control unit may select at least one group among the plurality of groups and control the signal readout unit by using a control parameter that is different from a control parameter that is used for another group among the plurality of groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KURIYAMA, Hironobu MURATA, Shiro TSUNAI, Tetsuya KONISHI, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180278785
    Abstract: A communication control device includes a communication unit, an acquiring unit, and an adjusting unit. The communication unit transfers first image data acquired from a first processing unit to an external controller of a system, receives second image data transferred from the external controller during an interval between pieces of the first image data transferred in predetermined units, and transfers the received second image data to a second processing unit. The system includes the communication control device and the external controller connected to the communication control device by a half-duplex communication line. The acquiring unit acquires a length of a transfer period for transferring the second image data. The adjusting unit adjusts timing of acquiring the first image data in accordance with the length of the transfer period acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi SUZUKI, Sakae OKAZAKI, Yuichi SUGIYAMA, Masahiro SUZUKI, Yoshiaki MORITA, Toshitsugu KIKUCHI, Yasunori ASADA, Shunsuke KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180276501
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first obtaining unit configured to obtain a holding position and orientation of a manipulator when holding of a target object is performed and holding success or failure information of the target object in the holding position and orientation, a second obtaining unit configured to obtain an image in which the target object is imaged when the holding of the target object is performed, and a generation unit configured to generate learning data when the holding of the target object by the manipulator is learnt on a basis of the holding position and orientation and the holding success or failure information obtained by the first obtaining unit and the image obtained by the second obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Daisuke Yamada, Masahiro Suzuki