Patents by Inventor Masamichi Nakagawa

Masamichi Nakagawa 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: 20240038726
    Abstract: An AI module includes a first semiconductor chip. The first semiconductor chip includes a plurality of operation blocks each of which performs a predetermined operation and a plurality of memory blocks each including memory. The plurality of operation blocks and the plurality of memory blocks are arranged in a checkered pattern or in a striped pattern in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Koji OBATA, Masaru SASAGO, Masamichi NAKAGAWA, Tatsuya KABE, Hiroyuki GOMYO, Masatomo MITSUHASHI, Yutaka SONODA
  • Patent number: 11884553
    Abstract: This magnesium oxide powder contains secondary particles in which a plurality of primary particles of magnesium oxide having a crystal phase and a grain boundary phase are at least partially fused together by the grain boundary phase, and a median diameter obtained by a laser diffraction scattering method is 300 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: UBE MATERIAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Isamu Fujikawa, Masamichi Nakagawa, Takashi Hamaoka, Takeshi Himoto, Seiji Yamaguchi, Kunio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20230197711
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) chip includes: a plurality of memory dies each for storing data; a plurality of computing dies each of which performs a computation included in an AI process; and a system chip that controls the plurality of memory dies and the plurality of computing dies. Each of the plurality of memory dies has a first layout pattern. Each of the plurality of computing dies has a second layout pattern. A second memory die which is one of the plurality of memory dies is stacked above the first layout pattern of a first memory die which is one of the plurality of memory dies. A second computing die which is one of the plurality of computing dies is stacked above the second layout pattern of a first computing die which is one of the plurality of computing dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Shoichi GOTO, Koji OBATA, Masaru SASAGO, Masamichi NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20230192504
    Abstract: This magnesium oxide powder contains secondary particles in which a plurality of primary particles of magnesium oxide having a crystal phase and a grain boundary phase are at least partially fused together by the grain boundary phase, and a median diameter obtained by a laser diffraction scattering method is 300 ┬Ám or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Ube Material Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isamu Fujikawa, Masamichi Nakagawa, Takashi Hamaoka, Takeshi Himoto, Seiji Yamaguchi, Kunio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190311385
    Abstract: A collection unit of this demand prediction system collects a plurality of event information that have current or future events and location information indicating locations of the events. An extraction unit extracts event information indicating the event in a predetermined range, which includes the location of a shop from the plurality of event information collected by the collection unit based on the location information. A prediction unit predicts a demand of goods varying at the shop according to the event indicated by the event information extracted by the extraction unit, based on actual result information on a past event corresponding to the event indicated by the event information extracted by the extraction unit. An output unit outputs demand prediction information indicating the demand of goods predicted by the prediction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kenichi KAWAGUCHI, Shinichi OKADA, Masamichi NAKAGAWA, Masataka EJIMA, Eiichiro TORIUMI
  • Publication number: 20190066454
    Abstract: The shopping assistance system includes a basket body, a management system and a packing machine. The shopping basket includes a basket body, a goods information receiver and a transmitter. The basket body allows goods to be put in. The goods information receiver is configured to read respective goods information from each of the goods to acquire pieces of goods information on the goods. The transmitter is configured to transmit the pieces of goods information acquired through the goods information receiver. The management system includes a receiver configured to receive the pieces of goods information from the transmitter. The packing machine is configured to transfer the goods put in the basket body together from the basket body to a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KATAYAMA, Hideto ADACHI, Masamichi NAKAGAWA, Satoshi NONAKA, Ryoji INUTSUKA, Kenji FUKASE, Yoshihiko MATSUKAWA, Atsushi MARUYAMA, Junichi TAGAWA, Hironori KUMAGAI, Shozo FUKUSHIMA, Kei KOBAYASHI, Akihito SAKANAKA
  • Patent number: 9272731
    Abstract: A vehicle-operation assist includes a circumferential-state imager for imaging a circumferential state of a vehicle with a camera and generating a circumferential-state image; a synthetic-image generator for generating a synthetic image by superimposing on the circumferential-state image, an assumed-movement pattern of the vehicle performing a predetermined series of driving operations; and a display for displaying the synthetic image. The circumferential-state imager has at least one camera and a camera parameter table for storing characteristics of the camera and generating the circumferential-state image on the basis of the camera characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America
    Inventors: Shusaku Okamoto, Hirofumi Ishii, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Atsushi Morimura
  • Publication number: 20130231863
    Abstract: A vehicle-operation assist includes a circumferential-state imager for imaging a circumferential state of a vehicle with a camera and generating a circumferential-state image; a synthetic-image generator for generating a synthetic image by superimposing on the circumferential-state image, an assumed-movement pattern of the vehicle performing a predetermined series of driving operations; and a display for displaying the synthetic image. The circumferential-state imager has at least one camera and a camera parameter table for storing characteristics of the camera and generating the circumferential-state image on the basis of the camera characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku Okamoto, Hirofumi Ishii, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Atsushi Morimura
  • Publication number: 20120218413
    Abstract: A camera for taking a state behind a vehicle is installed in a position laterally shifted from the rear center of the vehicle. An image processing unit generates a rear image from a camera image by shifting merely a rectangular area of the camera image so that a vertical center line thereof can substantially accord with the center line along the lengthwise direction of the vehicle. Furthermore, processing for correcting lens distortion may be performed. As a result, when the vehicle is moved straight backward, an object present on the center line of the vehicle moves vertically in substantially the center of the screen, so that a user can be prevented from having an odd feeling to see the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Takashi Yoshida, Atsushi Iisaka, Atsushi Morimura
  • Patent number: 8201199
    Abstract: A camera for taking a state behind a vehicle is installed in a position laterally shifted from the rear center of the vehicle. An image processing unit generates a rear image from a camera image by shifting merely a rectangular area of the camera image so that a vertical center line thereof can substantially accord with the center line along the lengthwise direction of the vehicle. Furthermore, processing for correcting lens distortion may be performed. As a result, when the vehicle is moved straight backward, an object present on the center line of the vehicle moves vertically in substantially the center of the screen, so that a user can be prevented from having an odd feeling to see the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Takashi Yoshida, Atsushi Iisaka, Atsushi Morimura
  • Patent number: 8111287
    Abstract: A vehicle-operation assist includes a circumferential-state imager for imaging a circumferential state of a vehicle with a camera and generating a circumferential-state image; a synthetic-image generator for generating a synthetic image by superimposing on the circumferential-state image, an assumed-movement pattern of the vehicle performing a predetermined series of driving operations; and a display for displaying the synthetic image. The circumferential-state imager has at least one camera and a camera parameter table for storing characteristics of the camera and generating the circumferential-state image on the basis of the camera characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku Okamoto, Hirofumi Ishii, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Atsushi Morimura
  • Patent number: 8077202
    Abstract: A vehicle-operation assist includes a circumferential-state imager for imaging a circumferential state of a vehicle with a camera and generating a circumferential-state image; a synthetic-image generator for generating a synthetic image by superimposing on the circumferential-state image, an assumed-movement pattern of the vehicle performing a predetermined series of driving operations; and a display for displaying the synthetic image. The circumferential-state imager has at least one camera and a camera parameter table for storing characteristics of the camera and generating the circumferential-state image on the basis of the camera characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku Okamoto, Hirofumi Ishii, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Atsushi Morimura
  • Patent number: 7888900
    Abstract: A robot arm is provided with an end effecter for grasping an object and a force sensor for detecting a force acted upon the end effecter. In the state in which end effecter grasps an object, when there is a change in the force acting on the end effecter detected by the force sensor, outputted is a signal for releasing the force of the end effecter grasping the object. The object grasped by the end effecter can be taken out as if the object were handed from person over to person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shusasku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Yasunao Okazaki, Takashi Anezaki, Tamao Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7714887
    Abstract: The image processor of the present invention generates a more natural synthesized image from camera images taken with a plurality of cameras capturing the surroundings of a vehicle. A parameter storage section stores a plurality of image synthesis parameter groups representing the correspondence between the camera images and the synthesized image and having different spatial or temporal resolution relations. A parameter selection section selects the image synthesis parameter group according to the output of a vehicle motion detection section for detecting the motion of the vehicle such as the driving speed and direction. An image synthesis section generates the synthesized image from the camera images according to the selected image synthesis parameter group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio Nobori, Masamichi Nakagawa, Hirofumi Ishii, Shusaku Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7706918
    Abstract: An article holding system includes a recognizing device for recognizing the state of the holding object, a holding method specifying means for specifying the holding method according to the state recognized by the recognizing device, and a holding device for holding the holding object according to the holding method specified by the holding method specifying means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sato, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Mikiya Nakata, Kenji Kondo
  • Patent number: 7515990
    Abstract: The system includes a sensor for detecting a state of a space; a robot for executing a handling job for an article; an article identifying part for identifying, when an article is handled by a movable body, the article in response to a detection result obtained by the sensor; and an article handling subject identifying part for identifying an article handling subject that handles the article. When the movable body that handles the article is the robot, the article handling subject identifying part identifies a subject having issued a job instruction to the robot as the article handling subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sato, Shusaku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Osamu Yamada, Tomonobu Naruoka, Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Yasuhiro Morinaka, Katsuji Aoki, Mikiya Nakata
  • Patent number: 7502048
    Abstract: The invention provides a vehicle surroundings monitoring system for synthesizing and displaying images captured by a plurality of cameras to provide images that, near the border between partial images, are more accurate and more readily understood by the user than has been the case conventionally. In the synthesized image, a partial image captured by a first camera and a partial image captured by a second camera are adjacent to one another at their border. Near this border, the capturing directions of the first and the second cameras both substantially match the direction of the border. Consequently, images of objects near the border extend along the border, and thus do not disappear on the synthesized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shusaku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Atsushi Morimura, Kazufumi Mizusawa, Atsushi Iisaka, Takashi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090018700
    Abstract: A robot arm is provided with an end effecter for grasping an object and a force sensor for detecting a force acted upon the end effecter. In the state in which end effecter grasps an object, when there is a change in the force acting on the end effecter detected by the force sensor, outputted is a signal for releasing the force of the end effecter grasping the object. The object grasped by the end effecter can be taken out as if the object were handed from person over to person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shusasku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Yasunao Okazaki, Takashi Anezaki, Tamao Okamoto
  • Patent number: 7443115
    Abstract: A robot arm is provided with an end effecter for grasping an object and a force sensor for detecting a force acted upon the end effecter. In the state in which end effecter grasps an object, when there is a change in the force acting on the end effecter detected by the force sensor, outputted is a signal for releasing the force of the end effecter grasping the object. The object grasped by the end effecter can be taken out as if the object were handed from person over to person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shusasku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Yasunao Okazaki, Takashi Anezaki, Tamao Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20080033606
    Abstract: A vehicle-operation assist includes a circumferential-state imager for imaging a circumferential state of a vehicle with a camera and generating a circumferential-state image; a synthetic-image generator for generating a synthetic image by superimposing on the circumferential-state image, an assumed-movement pattern of the vehicle performing a predetermined series of driving operations; and a display for displaying the synthetic image. The circumferential-state imager has at least one camera and a camera parameter table for storing characteristics of the camera and generating the circumferential-state image on the basis of the camera characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shusaku Okamoto, Hirofumi Ishii, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Atsushi Morimura