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: 20220146444
    Abstract: A method for measuring a resistivity of a silicon single crystal by a four-point probe method including: a first grinding step of grinding at a surface of the silicon single crystal on which the resistivity is measured; a cleaning step of cleaning the silicon single crystal subjected to the first grinding step; a donor-annihilation heat treatment step of heat-treating the silicon single crystal subjected to the cleaning step; and a second grinding step of grinding at least the surface of the silicon single crystal subjected to the donor-annihilation heat treatment step on which the resistivity is to be measured, where the resistivity of the silicon single crystal is measured by the four-point probe method after performing the second grinding step. This provides a method for measuring a resistivity of a silicon single crystal by which stable measurement is possible over a long period of time after a donor-annihilation heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitaka KUME, Yukari SUZUKI, Koichi KITAMURA, Masahiro YOSHIDA, Shuji YOKOTA, Koji EBARA
  • Patent number: 11295142
    Abstract: Of a plurality of learning models learned to output geometric information corresponding to a captured image, a learning model corresponding to a setting region is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sonoko Miyatani, Masakazu Fujiki, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Masahiro Suzuki, Makoto Tomioka
  • Patent number: 11286944
    Abstract: An oil passage of a centrifugal compressor includes a first oil passage that communicates with an oil pan and a speed increaser chamber to supply oil to a speed increaser and the seal. A second oil passage communicates with the speed increaser chamber. A third oil passage extends upward in a gravitational direction from an end of the second oil passage. A fourth oil passage extends in a horizontal direction and causes the oil pan and an end of the third oil passage to communicate with each other. A pressure relief passage that communicates with an outside is arranged in at least one of a portion of the fourth oil passage through which a gas layer passes and a portion of the oil pan in which the gas layer is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fukuyama, Takahito Kunieda, Satoru Mitsuda, Masahiro Suzuki, Ryo Umeyama, Yoshiyuki Nakane
  • Patent number: 11285603
    Abstract: The information processing apparatus includes an estimation unit to estimate information indicating a holding success possibility from an image of a plurality of the target objects by using a pre-trained model that estimates the information indicating the holding success possibility in at least one or more partial regions, a determination unit to determine a holding region for the robot to hold the target object among the partial regions based on the information indicating the holding success possibility, and a control unit to move the robot based on the holding region and cause the robot to perform a holding operation on the target object. In a case where the holding operation performed on the target object by the robot is failed, the determination unit determines a partial region, among the partial regions, satisfying a predetermined condition as a next holding region based on the information indicating the holding success possibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Yamada, Masahiro Suzuki, Tomoaki Higo, Yuichiro Hirota
  • Patent number: 11264416
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises means for selecting, from a single image, a range where a target pixel is made to be a reference, means for approximating a distribution of pixel values of the selected range by a function that represents a curved surface, and means for calculating a vector related to the distribution of pixel values from a parameter of the function obtained as a result of the approximation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Tomoaki Ueda
  • Publication number: 20220017046
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a communication unit; a memory configured to store information for connection to a person who recently got out from a vehicle by the communication unit; and at least one processor. The processor(s) are configured to: in a case where a user who tries to newly start to use the vehicle gets in the vehicle, obtain information for authentication of the user; connect to the person by the communication unit using the information for connection stored in the memory; send the information for authentication of the user to the person; decide whether the authentication of the user is successful on a basis of an authentication result received from the person; and determine to allow the user to use the vehicle when the authentication of the user is successful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: MicoLatta Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro SUZUKI, Yoichiro SAKO
  • Publication number: 20210384013
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a plasma processing chamber; a substrate support disposed in the plasma processing chamber and including an electrostatic chuck; a first ring disposed on the electrostatic chuck to surround a substrate on the electrostatic chuck and including an inner annular portion, an intermediate annular portion, and an outer annular portion, a top surface of the inner annular portion being higher than that of the intermediate annular portion, a top surface of the outer annular portion being higher than that of the inner annular portion; a second ring disposed on the intermediate annular portion; and an actuator configured to vertically move the second ring to maintain a top surface of the second ring at a first height greater than a height of the top surface of the inner annular portion and less than a height of the top surface of the outer annular portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hwajun Jung, Masahiro Suzuki, Yuki Hosaka, Mitsunori Ohata
  • Patent number: 11180116
    Abstract: A vehicle dispatch management system includes a vehicle dispatch management server and an autonomous vehicle managed thereby. The system dispatches a vehicle to a user based on a vehicle dispatch request to the vehicle dispatch management server from the user. The autonomous vehicle includes a network interface that communicates with the dispatch management server. The vehicle performs a first authentication by comparing first reference information and first authentication information, and determining, based on the first comparison, whether the user passes a first authentication. The vehicle dispatch management server includes a further network interface that carries out communication with the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MICOLATTA INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Yoichiro Sako
  • Patent number: 11150581
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member configured to bear a non-fixed toner image, a transfer portion configured to transfer the non-fixed toner image onto a sheet at a transfer nip, a fixing portion including a first rotary member, a second rotary member and a heating portion configured to heat the first rotary member, a control portion configured to execute a nip image forming process of forming a nip image, on the sheet, corresponding to a shape of the fixing nip, and a reading unit configured to read the nip image, wherein the control portion sets the heating portion to a first temperature in a case where the non-fixed toner image passes through the fixing nip and sets the heating portion to a second temperature which is lower than the first temperature in a case where the nip image passes through the fixing nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro Yamashita, Shun-ichi Ebihara, Masahiro Suzuki, Mahito Yoshioka, Yoshiro Saito, Satoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 11144786
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Tomioka, Daisuke Kotake, Nozomu Kasuya, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11133191
    Abstract: The etching mask 80 for screen printing according to one embodiment of the present invention includes aliphatic polycarbonate. Further, the method of producing an oxide layer (the channel 44) according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an etching-mask forming step of forming a pattern of the etching mask 80 including aliphatic polycarbonate; a contact step of, after the etching-mask forming step, contacting the oxide layer with a solution for dissolving a portion of the oxide layer (the channel 44) which is not protected by the etching mask 80; and a heating step of, after the contact step, heating the oxide layer (the channel 44) and the etching mask 80 to or above a temperature at which the etching mask 80 is decomposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Tatsuya Shimoda, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Nobutaka Fujimoto, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11119430
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a control unit, a reading unit, an analysis unit, a storage unit, and a computation unit. The image forming unit forms an image on a sheet. The control unit controls the image forming unit. The reading unit reads the sheet. The analysis unit analyzes a reading result acquired by the image formed on the sheet being read by the reading unit, and outputs an analysis result. The storage unit stores a printing condition used when the image was formed and the analysis result in association with each other. The computation unit computes a control parameter to be used by the control unit in order to control the image forming unit, with reference to the analysis result and the printing condition stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Shun-ichi Ebihara
  • Patent number: 11108964
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus presenting information to an operator operating an image pickup device includes an image-pickup range setting portion setting an image pickup range over which an image can be taken by the image pickup device, a position and orientation calculation portion calculating a position and orientation of the image pickup device by using the image taken by the image pickup device, an evaluation portion evaluating an image pickup situation in the image pickup range, set by the image-pickup range setting portion, on the basis of the position and orientation calculated by the position and orientation calculation portion, and a guide information presentation portion presenting, in accordance with evaluation by the evaluation portion, guide information for guiding an operation of the image pickup device on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nozomu Kasuya, Makoto Tomioka, Daisuke Kotake, Masahiro Suzuki, Takayuki Yamada, Masakazu Fujiki, Akihiro Katayama
  • Patent number: 11086258
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus sets, on an image forming unit, one of a first transfer condition that does not cause an image to be formed on a sheet and a second transfer condition that causes an image to be formed on the sheet. The apparatus generates a first reading result by reading the sheet that has passed through the image forming unit set in the first transfer condition, and generates a second reading result by reading the sheet that has passed through the image forming unit set in the second transfer condition. The apparatus detects toner fogging based on the first reading result and a reading result out of the second reading result, the reading result concerning a non-image region in which no image is formed on a surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yu Izaki, Masahiro Suzuki, Shun-ichi Ebihara
  • Publication number: 20210232845
    Abstract: There is provided with an information processing apparatus. From an image capturing apparatus which can move, a captured image of an object is obtained. The position of the image capturing apparatus is derived using the captured image and a three-dimensional map. The three-dimensional map is corrected using information indicating a reliability of: information indicating the three-dimensional position of the feature included in a predefined area in the three-dimensional map held by the holding unit; and information indicating a three-dimensional position of another feature of the object, the information obtained based on the captured image from an expanded area of the predefined area in the three-dimensional map held by the holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Daisuke Kotake, Akihiro Katayama, Makoto Tomioka, Nozomu Kasuya, Takayuki Yamada, Masahiro Suzuki, Masakazu Fujiki
  • Patent number: 11073947
    Abstract: A touch panel device according to an embodiment of the present invention is provided with: a panel having a contact surface for receiving a contact; a light emitting portion that inputs, to the panel, input light that is transmitted through the panel; a light receiving portion that detects output light including reflected light of evanescent light that has been generated, on the contact surface, from the input light; and a control portion that calculates and outputs a contact position on the basis of the output light detected by the light receiving portion and a relationship, stored in advance, between positions on the contact surface and the output light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Tomoaki Ueda
  • Patent number: 11003939
    Abstract: There is provided with an information processing apparatus. From an image capturing apparatus which can move, a captured image of an object is obtained. The position of the image capturing apparatus is derived using the captured image and a three-dimensional map. The three-dimensional map is corrected using information indicating a reliability of: information indicating the three-dimensional position of the feature included in a predefined area in the three-dimensional map held by the holding unit; and information indicating a three-dimensional position of another feature of the object, the information obtained based on the captured image from an expanded area of the predefined area in the three-dimensional map held by the holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Kotake, Akihiro Katayama, Makoto Tomioka, Nozomu Kasuya, Takayuki Yamada, Masahiro Suzuki, Masakazu Fujiki
  • Patent number: 10980434
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Tomoaki Ueda
  • Publication number: 20210100170
    Abstract: A hedge trimmer may include a body housing; a blade extending forward from a front portion of the body housing; a prime mover housed in the body housing and configured to drive the blade; a front handle disposed forward of the body housing and including a grip support and a front grip, wherein the blade is attached to the grip support and the front grip is connected to the grip support; and a rear handle connected to a rear portion of the body housing and including a rear grip. A first vibration isolator may be disposed between the grip support and the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10967517
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first generation unit configured to generate deviation data for each of parameters of respective apparatuses relating to three-dimensional measurement, a second generation unit configured to generate deviation data based on a captured image of a target acquired using the parameters and a registration image of the target, an acquiring unit configured to acquire similarity between the deviation data generated by the second generation unit and the deviation data for each of the parameters generated by the first generation unit, and a presentation unit configured to present presentation information relating to calibration of the parameters based on the similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Masahiro Suzuki