Patents by Inventor Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka 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: 20220030215
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for a system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on image data obtained by performing imaging from a plurality of directions using a plurality of cameras. The information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a foreground image based on an object region including a predetermined object in a captured image for generating a virtual viewpoint image and a background image based on a region different from the object region in the captured image, wherein the obtained foreground image and the obtained background image having different frame rates, and an output unit configured to output the foreground image and the background image which are obtained by the obtaining unit and which are associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yano, Masahiro Handa, Michio Aizawa, Shogo Mizuno, Katsumasa Tanaka, Akihiro Matsushita, Keisuke Morisawa, Mai Komiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Date
  • Patent number: 11230212
    Abstract: A floor mat arranged in a working machine includes a floor portion, a wall portion arranged on a circumferential portion of the floor portion, and an opening portion arranged on a part of a connecting portion of the wall portion, the connecting portion connecting to the floor portion. The floor mat includes a mat main body arranged on the floor portion, a covering portion configured to cover the opening portion, and an connecting portion configured to connect the covering portion flexibly to a circumferential portion of the mat main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Ichihara, Kenzo Kusama, Kasumi Inagaki, Hironobu Konishi, Kazuya Oi, Tadayoshi Umemoto, Shota Sakamoto, Shohei Tanaka, Masahiro Aihara, Yuta Yamada, Yoshiki Takizawa, Takuya Sakuta, Kenichi Saiki, Tokio Sakata
  • Publication number: 20220014931
    Abstract: When data transmitted from devices is processed by servers in a shared manner, the data is processed in a constantly stable manner when the devices move. Based on information indicating installation positions and processing capabilities of the servers, information on installation positions of base stations, and acquired location information of the devices, the coverage area control apparatus performs, at a certain time interval, a clustering calculation for obtaining an optimum coverage area for the servers that satisfies the requirements that the communication distances between the servers and the respective devices be minimized and the servers not be overloaded. Based on the information indicating the optimum coverage area obtained by the clustering calculation, assignments of the base stations to the servers are updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro YOSHIDA, Koya MORI, Tomohiro INOUE, Hiroyuki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210397739
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting data includes a memory that stores a vehicle identifier for identifying a vehicle; and a processor configured to associate, when a time of generation of data representing road environment around the vehicle is included in a first period, a first hash value with the data and to associate, when the time of generation is included in a second period different from the first period, a second hash value different from the first hash value with the data. The data is generated by a sensor mounted on the vehicle. The first hash value and the second hash value are obtained by irreversibly transforming the vehicle identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventor: Masahiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210400190
    Abstract: A partial image generating device has a processor configured to generate a partial image from an image in which the environment surrounding a vehicle has been photographed using an imaging device provided in the vehicle, and to assess whether or not the road represented in the image is straight. The processor is configured so that, when it has been assessed that the road represented in the image is straight, it generates a partial image by cutting out a first region in the image that is estimated to contain the road, based on the vanishing point of the road, and when it has assessed that the road represented in the image is not straight, it generates a partial image by cutting out a second region in the image determined based on the type of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventor: Masahiro TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11203291
    Abstract: An electronic controller and a control system are provided that allow the rider to comfortably ride a human-powered vehicle. The electronic controller includes at least one processor configured to control a notification device based on environmental information related to a surrounding environment of a human-powered vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakakura, Kazuki Koshiyama, Toshihiko Takahashi, Satoshi Shahana, Hitoshi Takayama, Masafumi Tanaka, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Takafumi Nishino, Shingo Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20210392238
    Abstract: An apparatus for image conversion includes a processor configured to classify a reference region representing a predetermined feature into a shadowed region and an unshadowed region, the reference region being in an aerial image represented in RGB color space; determine a tone correction factor so that a difference between an average luminance of the shadowed region and an average luminance of the unshadowed region in the aerial image represented in predetermined color space to which the color space of the aerial image is converted from RGB color space is less than a difference between an average luminance of the shadowed region and an average luminance of the unshadowed region represented in RGB color space; correct tones of the aerial image with the tone correction factor; and convert the color space of the aerial image from RGB color space to the predetermined color space to generate a color conversion image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventor: Masahiro TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11166692
    Abstract: An X-ray image diagnostic apparatus images a subject with X-rays without increasing the burden on a user, and includes an X-ray image diagnostic apparatus 1, a table 4 on which a subject is placed on the top-surface thereof; an X-ray tube 5 disposed beneath the back side of the table and which emits X-rays; a detector 6 disposed above the table 4 so as to face the X-ray tube 5 and detecting the X-rays emitted from the X-ray tube 5 and penetrating the subject on the table 4; an X-ray tube moving mechanism 12 that moves the X-ray tube 5 in a direction approaching the table 4 and moving away therefrom; a detector moving mechanism 13 that moves the detector 6 in a direction approaching the table 4 and moving away therefrom; and a control unit 14 that controls a distance between the X-ray tube 5 and the detector 6 by controlling action of the X-ray tube moving mechanism 12 and the detector moving mechanism 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Okutani, Masahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210312176
    Abstract: An apparatus for correcting a road region includes a processor configured to segment a road region extracted from an aerial image and representing a road into a plurality of partial road regions; associate, for each of the partial road regions, the partial road region with a road section existing at the location of the partial road region, the road section being indicated by map information indicating locations of respective road sections; and correct the road region so as to cover, for each of the partial road regions, the road section corresponding to the partial road region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventor: Masahiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210295635
    Abstract: The present disclosure appropriately encourages provision of a service according to a location or provision of a location according to a service. A controller of a server apparatus that is an information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure acquires, from an apparatus of a location provider, attribute information of a location that the location provider is able to provide. The controller acquires, from an apparatus of a service provider, attribute information of a service that the service provider is able to provide. The controller performs, at least one of transmission, to the apparatus of the location provider, of a notification encouraging rental of the location to the service provider and transmission, to the apparatus of the service provider, of a notification encouraging use of the location when the attribute information of the location and the attribute information of the service satisfy a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya MATSUNAMI, Atsuko YAMANAKA, Kunihiro TSUNEKAWA, Sokfan YEE, Masahiro TANAKA, Shuichiro TAKAHASHI, Satoshi NONOYAMA, Tokuyuki NISHIKAWA, Hikaru SATOU
  • Publication number: 20210286948
    Abstract: A causality recognizing apparatus includes a candidate vector generating unit configured to receive a causality candidate for generating a candidate vector representing a word sequence forming the candidate; a context vector generating unit generating a context vector representing a context in which noun-phrases of cause and effect parts of the causality candidate appear; a binary pattern vector generating unit, an answer vector generating unit and a related passage vector generating unit, generating a word vector representing background knowledge for determining whether or not there is causality between the noun-phrase included in the cause part and the noun-phrase included in the effect part; and a multicolumn convolutional neural network learned in advance to receive these word vectors and to determine whether or not the causality candidate has causality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Canasai KRUENGKRAI, Chikara HASHIMOTO, Kentaro TORISAWA, Julien KLOETZER, Jonghoon OH, Masahiro TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210253170
    Abstract: The present disclosure encourages utilization of a traveling unit to which a connectable unit can be connected on an upper side in a separable manner. A controller of the traveling unit to which the connectable unit can be connected on the upper side in a separable manner of the present disclosure executes changing a form of the traveling unit so that the traveling unit in a separated state where the connectable unit is separated takes a different form from a form in a connection state where the connectable unit is connected, and controlling travel of the traveling unit in accordance with the form of the traveling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya MATSUNAMI, Atsuko YAMANAKA, Kunihiro TSUNEKAWA, Sokfan YEE, Masahiro TANAKA, Shuichiro TAKAHASHI, Satoshi NONOYAMA, Tokuyuki NISHIKAWA, Hikaru SATOU
  • Publication number: 20210245093
    Abstract: A detoxification device has an inlet nozzle capable of reducing an amount of a deposit of an adhering metallic product and elongating a maintenance cycle and a detoxification device including the inlet nozzle. The inlet nozzle includes a portion adjacent to a combustor, that is cut (removed) in advance. Consequently, in the portion, an insulator made of a ceramic material is exposed. Since the ceramic material supplies a small number of electrons, even when the insulator is exposed to heat from the combustor to reach a high temperature, a reductive reaction is less likely to occur. Accordingly, even when a metallic exhaust gas is allowed to flow, the metallic exhaust gas is prevented from being precipitated as the metallic product and gradually deposited with time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Nobuo Mori, Mitsunori Abe, Masahiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210240186
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that acquires, for a running unit from which an attachment unit is detachable, a time slot in which detachment of the attachment unit is permitted, and selects, from multiple services, a service to be provided by using the running unit from which the attachment unit is detached, according to the acquired time slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya MATSUNAMI, Atsuko YAMANAKA, Kunihiro TSUNEKAWA, Sokfan YEE, Masahiro TANAKA, Shuichiro TAKAHASHI, Satoshi NONOYAMA, Tokuyuki NISHIKAWA, Hikaru SATOU
  • Publication number: 20210239482
    Abstract: The present disclosure makes it possible to suitably provide a smoking space for smokers. A controller 204 of an information processing apparatus, which is a server apparatus 200 of the present disclosure, performs estimating smoking demand based on past smoking-related information on a plurality of users. The controller 204 performs generating a travel plan for a vehicle including a smoking space based on the estimated smoking demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya MATSUNAMI, Atsuko YAMANAKA, Kunihiro TSUNEKAWA, Sokfan YEE, Masahiro TANAKA, Shuichiro TAKAHASHI, Satoshi NONOYAMA, Tokuyuki NISHIKAWA, Hikaru SATOU
  • Publication number: 20210231457
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting data for map generation includes a processor configured to determine whether the current state of a vehicle is suitable for collection of collection target data to be used for generating or updating a map, based on suitability data received from the vehicle with a communication device. The suitability data indicates suitability of the vehicle or surroundings thereof for the collection. The processor is also configured to instruct, with the communication device, the vehicle to collect the collection target data when determining that the current state of the vehicle is suitable for the collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Neyama, Masahiro Tanaka, Jun Koreishi
  • Publication number: 20210231459
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting data for map generation includes a memory configured to store type information for designating which type of collection target data is to be collected for each of road sections. The collection target data represents a feature in the road section on a map to be generated or updated. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to notify the vehicle of the type information with the communication device, and update the type information for each of the road sections, in the case that collection of the collection target data of the type designated for the road section has been completed, so as to stop collection of the collection target data in the road section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Neyama, Masahiro TANAKA, Jun KOREISHI
  • Publication number: 20210201390
    Abstract: The present disclosure makes it possible to further enhance the convenience of a vehicle rental service. Control unit of information processing apparatus performs obtaining of a purpose of a user reserving utilization of a vehicle from the user, specifying, from among the at least one of the deposit items deposited from the user, an item of a use that matches the obtained purpose of the user, and providing to the user information indicating that a vehicle to be assigned to the user and loaded with the specified item is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya MATSUNAMI, Atsuko YAMANAKA, Kunihiro TSUNEKAWA, Sokfan YEE, Masahiro TANAKA, Shuichiro TAKAHASHI, Satoshi NONOYAMA, Tokuyuki NISHIKAWA, Hikaru SATOU
  • Publication number: 20210182776
    Abstract: The present disclosure makes it possible to further improve convenience of customers and the like accompanying purchase of merchandise. An autonomous traveling unit is provided with: a driving portion including an autonomous traveling ability, the driving portion being configured to be movable together with a storing portion configured to store merchandise; and a controlling portion configured to execute: acquiring settlement completion information about the merchandise stored in the storing portion, the merchandise being merchandise in a store; and controlling the driving portion to cause the merchandise storing portion to move to a first point outside the store after acquiring the settlement completion information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya MATSUNAMI, Atsuko YAMANAKA, Kunihiro TSUNEKAWA, Sokfan YEE, Masahiro TANAKA, Shuichiro TAKAHASHI, Satoshi NONOYAMA, Tokuyuki NISHIKAWA, Hikaru SATOU
  • Patent number: D927422
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Haruyuki Hasegawa, Fumiaki Tsuchiya, Toshihiro Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Hisamatsu, Takao Ishibashi, Masahiro Tanaka, Yuichiro Nakamura, Satohiro Hirano, Toru Ito, Takafumi Komori