Patents by Inventor Masanao Shiraishi

Masanao Shiraishi 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).

  • Patent number: 9666003
    Abstract: An object detection system 1 includes a sensor section 10 configured to detect an object within a detection area A; and an adjuster (remote controller) 20 configured to interactively communicate with the sensor section 10. The adjuster 20 includes; a transmission unit 13 configured to transmit a setting signal for setting an operating condition of the sensor section 10 to the sensor section 10; an adjustment notification unit 23 configured to receive a completion signal of operating condition setting from the sensor section 10 and give notification of the operating condition, setting of which has been completed; and a target selection unit 25 configured to arbitrarily select a target sensor section 10 intended for the operating condition setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Shiraishi, Hiroyuki Ohba, Yasuhiro Takada, Mitsugu Mihara, Akihiro Ikeuchi
  • Publication number: 20160217663
    Abstract: A device for determining an alert condition in a system for a gate which device is usable easily in any building and is suitable for a building whose security is not strict, is provided. The system 1 includes: an access device 4, a gate 2 being opened or opening of the gate 2 being permitted at least after the access device 4 is accessed; a full closing detector 3 detecting full closing of the gate 2; an object detector 5 including at least one sensor 5a or 5b detecting an object in a detection area 50a or 50b which is near the gate 2 and within at least one of two zones B and C; and the device 6. The device 6 is connected to the detectors 3 and 5, and determines the alert condition after a predetermined combination of full-closing detection or non-detection and object detection or non-detection occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tokio SHICHIRI, Masanao SHIRAISHI, Takaki IMAI, Taro MINOIKE
  • Patent number: 9341013
    Abstract: There is provided an automatic door sensor device (1) capable of preventing a door (3) which is transitioning from an open position to a closed position from being erroneously detected as an object by temporarily changing a detection area (A, C2, C3). The automatic door sensor device (1) includes a doorway area sensor (7a) that detects the presence of an object in a doorway area (B) which includes at least a portion of an area defined by the path of a door (3), detectors (6, 7b) that detect the presence and/or the movement of an object in changeable detection areas (A, C2, C3), and a detection area changer (31) that changes the detection areas (A, C2, C3) when it is determined, by using the doorway area sensor (7a), that the door (3) is transitioning from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Iwata, Masanao Shiraishi, Takayasu Ikeda, Takashi Kondo
  • Patent number: 9328548
    Abstract: An object detection system 1 includes a sensor section 10 configured to detect an object within a detection area A; and an adjuster (remote controller) 20 configured to interactively communicate with the sensor section 10. The sensor section 10 includes a driving machine 6 configured to adjust the detection area A. The adjuster 20 includes a transmission unit 13 configured to transmit, to the sensor section 10, a setting signal for setting an operating condition of the sensor section 10 including adjustment of the detection area A by the driving machine 6; and an adjustment notification unit 23 configured to receive a completion signal of operating condition setting from the sensor section 10 and subsequently give notification of the operating condition, setting of which has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Shiraishi, Hiroyuki Ohba, Yasuhiro Takada, Mitsugu Mihara
  • Patent number: 9064354
    Abstract: An authentication registration/invalidation apparatus is provided, which allows easy invalidation of an authentication tag when the authentication tag is lost, and facilitates management of authentication tags. When an RFID reader (2) receives an RFID signal including an instruction of invalidation, which is transmitted from an operation tag (10b) in a recognition area (A), an invalidation unit (32b) sets an operation mode to an invalidation enabled mode. If an RFID tag recognizer (31a) recognizes an authentication tag (10a) before or after the setting of the invalidation enabled mode, the invalidation unit 32b invalidates the authentication tag (10a), or invalidates all authentication tags (10a) that belong to a group to which the authentication tag belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Shiraishi, Mitsugu Mihara, Hiroyuki Ohba, Takeshi Kawahara, Yasuhiro Hosaki, Satoshi Sogabe, Tomoki Kaneyama, Tomoya Masuyama, Kazuo Komiyama
  • Publication number: 20150130653
    Abstract: A vehicle detecting sensor assembly (1) includes a microwave module (4) and a radome (5) for detecting the presence or absence of a parked vehicle, parked in a predetermined parking area (3), according an FMCW scheme. A shielding member (10) is provided on each of left and right sides, each of upper and lower sides or each of upper and lower and left and right sides of the module so as to protrude in a direction, conforming to the direction of transmission of a microwave, so that a detection range angle by the microwave can be varied in dependence on the position of the sensor and the size of the parking area, and a so disposed that the distance of separation between the module and the radome, through which the microwave passes, may lie in the vicinity of n times the half-wave length of the microwave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao SHIRAISHI, Yasuhiro TAKADA, Naoki KAGEYAMA, Mitsugu MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20150059248
    Abstract: There is provided an automatic door sensor device (1) capable of preventing a door (3) which is transitioning from an open position to a closed position from being erroneously detected as an object by temporarily changing a detection area (A, C2, C3). The automatic door sensor device (1) includes a doorway area sensor (7a) that detects the presence of an object in a doorway area (B) which includes at least a portion of an area defined by the path of a door (3), detectors (6, 7b) that detect the presence and/or the movement of an object in changeable detection areas (A, C2, C3), and a detection area changer (31) that changes the detection areas (A, C2, C3) when it is determined, by using the doorway area sensor (7a), that the door (3) is transitioning from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei IWATA, Masanao SHIRAISHI, Takayasu IKEDA, Takashi KONDO
  • Publication number: 20140361146
    Abstract: An object detection system 1 includes a sensor section 10 configured to detect an object within a detection area A; and an adjuster (remote controller) 20 configured to interactively communicate with the sensor section 10. The sensor section 10 includes a driving machine 6 configured to adjust the detection area A. The adjuster 20 includes a transmission unit 13 configured to transmit, to the sensor section 10, a setting signal for setting an operating condition of the sensor section 10 including adjustment of the detection area A by the driving machine 6; and an adjustment notification unit 23 configured to receive a completion signal of operating condition setting from the sensor section 10 and subsequently give notification of the operating condition, setting of which has been completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao SHIRAISHI, Hiroyuki OHBA, Yasuhiro TAKADA, Mitsugu MIHARA
  • Publication number: 20140361868
    Abstract: An object detection system 1 includes a sensor section 10 configured to detect an object within a detection area A; and an adjuster (remote controller) 20 configured to interactively communicate with the sensor section 10. The adjuster 20 includes; a transmission unit 13 configured to transmit a setting signal for setting an operating condition of the sensor section 10 to the sensor section 10; an adjustment notification unit 23 configured to receive a completion signal of operating condition setting from the sensor section 10 and give notification of the operating condition, setting of which has been completed; and a target selection unit 25 configured to arbitrarily select a target sensor section 10 intended for the operating condition setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao SHIRAISHI, Hiroyuki OHBA, Yasuhiro TAKADA, Mitsugu MIHARA, Akihiro IKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140339305
    Abstract: An authentication registration/invalidation apparatus is provided, which allows easy invalidation of an authentication tag when the authentication tag is lost, and facilitates management of authentication tags. When an RFID reader (2) receives an RFID signal including an instruction of invalidation, which is transmitted from an operation tag (10b) in a recognition area (A), an invalidation unit (32b) sets an operation mode to an invalidation enabled mode. If an RFID tag recognizer (31a) recognizes an authentication tag (10a) before or after the setting of the invalidation enabled mode, the invalidation unit 32b invalidates the authentication tag (10a), or invalidates all authentication tags (10a) that belong to a group to which the authentication tag belongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao SHIRAISHI, Mitsugu MIHARA, Hiroyuki OHBA, Takeshi KAWAHARA, Yasuhiro HOSAKI, Satoshi SOGABE, Tomoki KANEYAMA, Tomoya MASUYAMA, Kazuo KOMIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8878687
    Abstract: An automatic door sensor includes: at least one sensor module unit (sensor module 11) configured to detect optically an object or a human body and to output, according to the detection results, a signal to a door controller for controlling an automatic door to open/close; an accommodation unit (profile 12) capable of accommodating the at least one sensor module unit; a cover member (front cover 13) that is transmissive to light for use for the detection performed by the sensor module unit and configured to cover the accommodation unit in which the sensor module unit is accommodated; and a functionality expansion module (LED module 14) either side of which can be joined to the cover member and that is configured to expand functionalities of the automatic door sensor by performing communication with the sensor module unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Optex Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanao Shiraishi, Takashi Imai, Takashi Kondo, Takayasu Ikeda, Yohei Iwata
  • Publication number: 20130214930
    Abstract: An automatic door sensor includes: at least one sensor module unit (sensor module 11) configured to detect optically an object or a human body and to output, according to the detection results, a signal to a door controller for controlling an automatic door to open/close; an accommodation unit (profile 12) capable of accommodating the at least one sensor module unit; a cover member (front cover 13) that is transmissive to light for use for the detection performed by the sensor module unit and configured to cover the accommodation unit in which the sensor module unit is accommodated; and a functionality expansion module (LED module 14) either side of which can be joined to the cover member and that is configured to expand functionalities of the automatic door sensor by performing communication with the sensor module unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: OPTEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanao Shiraishi, Takashi Imai, Takashi Kondo, Takayasu Ikeda, Yohei Iwata