Patents by Inventor Masao Maeda

Masao Maeda 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: 20200412912
    Abstract: To make it possible to specify a color space of image data even in a case where color space identification information is not attached to the image data. The image processing system that handles image data whose color spaces are different comprises a learning unit configured to perform machine learning by taking image data and metadata thereof as input data and color space identification information as supervised data. In the machine learning, a learning model is optimized so that a deviation between the color space predicted from the input data and the color space specified by the color space identification information becomes a minimum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Masao Maeda
  • Publication number: 20200383588
    Abstract: Blood pressure is estimated in a non-constraining manner continuously and in real time. A biological signal collected from a person's dorsal part is analyzed, vibration in the human body ascribable to a blood flow rate change in a period from the ventricular filling period to the isovolumetric systole is captured, and the state of fluctuation of an index indicating the state of the in vivo vibration is further captured. This fluctuation index correlates with a person's blood pressure. Therefore, it is possible to estimate whether the blood pressure is in a range indicating a normal-range blood pressure or in a range indicating a high blood pressure, only by having the person sit or lie supine on a surface provided with a biological signal measurement device to measure a biological signal in a non-constraining manner, so as to make the biological signal measurement device contiguous with the person's dorsal part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: DELTA TOOLING CO. LTD., HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Etsunori FUJITA, Masao YOSHIZUMI, Yumi OGURA, Kanako NAKASHIMA, Shinichiro MAEDA, Yoshika NOBUHIRO
  • Patent number: 10799902
    Abstract: An ultrasonic nebulizer includes a tank unit configured to be detachable with respect to a main body. The tank unit includes a working tank in which an ultrasonic vibrator is incorporated, a medicine tank, and a medicine tank cover, which are arranged overlaid in the stated order. The output of an oscillation circuit in the main body is applied to the ultrasonic vibrator through a main body-side contact electrode and a tank-side contact electrode when the tank unit is mounted on the main body. The main body includes an air fan that blows air into the medicine tank through an air duct of the medicine tank cover, and a medicine tank cover detection unit that detects whether or not the air duct of the medicine tank cover is adjacent to the main body so as to detect whether or not the tank unit is mounted on the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Takaaki Okanishi, Makoto Tabata
  • Patent number: 10794274
    Abstract: The gas turbine facility 10 of the embodiment includes a combustor 20 combusting fuel and oxidant, a turbine 21 rotated by combustion gas, a heat exchanger 23 cooling the combustion gas, a heat exchanger 24 removing water vapor from the combustion gas which passed through the heat exchanger 23 to regenerate dry working gas, and a compressor 25 compressing the dry working gas until it becomes supercritical fluid. Further, the gas turbine facility 10 includes a pipe 42 guiding a part of the dry working gas from the compressor 25 to the combustor 20 via the heat exchanger 23, a pipe 44 exhausting a part of the dry working gas to the outside, and a pipe 45 introducing a remaining part of the dry working gas exhausted from the compressor 25 into a pipe 40 coupling an outlet of the turbine 21 and an inlet of the heat exchanger 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: 8 RIVERS CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Masao Itoh, Nobuhiro Okizono, Hideyuki Maeda, Yasunori Iwai, Jeremy Eron Fetvedt, Rodney John Allam
  • Patent number: 10738657
    Abstract: A gas turbine facility of an embodiment includes: a combustor casing; a combustor provided in the combustor casing; a cylinder surrounding a periphery of the combustor and dividing a space between the combustor casing and the combustor; a turbine rotated by combustion gas exhausted from the combustor; a heat exchanger cooling the combustion gas exhausted from the turbine; a pipe through which a part of the combustion gas cooled in the heat exchanger passes in the heat exchanger to be heated, the pipe guiding the combustion gas heated in the heat exchanger into the cylinder; and a pipe guiding another part of the combustion gas cooled in the heat exchanger to a space between the combustor casing and the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Morisawa, Hideyuki Maeda, Yasuaki Nakamura, Yasunori Iwai, Masao Itoh
  • Publication number: 20200141253
    Abstract: A transition piece of an embodiment leads a combustion gas generated by a combustor liner to a turbine part in a gas turbine facility. An outlet portion from which the combustion gas flows out to the turbine part in the transition piece includes: an inner peripheral wall located inside in a radial direction of the turbine part; an outer peripheral wall located further outside than the inner peripheral wall in the radial direction; and support struts provided between the inner peripheral wall and the outer peripheral wall. In the inner peripheral wall, first insertion grooves are formed. In the outer peripheral wall, second insertion grooves are formed. In the support struts, first end portions located inside in the radial direction are inserted into and fixed in the first insertion grooves, and second end portions located outside in the radial direction are inserted into and fixed in the second insertion grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi MORISAWA, Hideyuki MAEDA, Takahiro NAKANISHI, Masao ITOH, Yasunori IWAI
  • Publication number: 20200137242
    Abstract: A print apparatus registers information of the print apparatus in a server via an external access point based on an instruction provided via an operation screen of the print apparatus, obtains print data when an audio control device receives a print instruction by audio so that the server generates the print data, and executes a print process based on the obtained print data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Ryohei Saito
  • Patent number: 10603683
    Abstract: An ultrasonic vibrator driving apparatus applies a sine-waveform alternating voltage as a drive voltage via a conversion circuit to an ultrasonic vibrator that has a unique resonance frequency. A first current detector that detects a first current that flows from the drive voltage generator to the conversion circuit and a second current detector that detects a second current that flows from the conversion circuit to the ultrasonic vibrator are included. A frequency controller performs control on the drive voltage generator to change the frequency of a square-waveform alternating voltage so that the difference between the first current and the second current is reduced or approaches a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Hidetaka Togo
  • Patent number: 10567602
    Abstract: A print apparatus registers information of the print apparatus in a server via an external access point based on an instruction provided via an operation screen of the print apparatus, obtains print data when an audio control device receives a print instruction by audio so that the server generates the print data, and executes a print process based on the obtained print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Ryohei Saito
  • Patent number: 10483268
    Abstract: A semiconductor device having an SRAM which includes: a monolithic first active region in which a first transistor and a fifth transistor are disposed; a second active region separated from the first active region, in which a second transistor is disposed; a monolithic third active region in which a third transistor and a sixth transistor are disposed; and a fourth active region separated from the third active region, in which a fourth transistor is disposed. Each driver transistor is divided into a first transistor and a second transistor (or a third transistor and a fourth transistor) and these driver transistors are disposed over different active regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Morimoto, Noriaki Maeda, Yasuhisa Shimazaki
  • Patent number: 10445035
    Abstract: A terminal device stores, without accepting user input of predetermined connection information, predetermined connection information without acquiring the predetermined connection information from a communication device, connects to the communication device using the stored predetermined connection information, and communicates with the communication device using the predetermined connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Eiji Kadota
  • Patent number: 10397439
    Abstract: A server system transmits, in the case of holding a job for a processing apparatus at the time when connection to the processing apparatus has been established, a notification message indicating an occurrence of the job to the processing apparatus through the connection-established communication even in the case where no inquiry associated with the job is made from the processing apparatus through the connection-established communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Kiyoshi Katano
  • Patent number: 10373311
    Abstract: Inspection of a shape-fixed medicine is performed before packing. A medicine inspection assistance device includes: a medicine support part for rotatably supporting a shape-fixed medicine by a first rotating roller and a second rotating roller, and a medicine imaging part having an imaging means for imaging the shape-fixed medicine supported by the medicine support part from above. The medicine support part is configured such that a contact position between the first rotating roller and the shape-fixed medicine is located above the second rotating roller and the contact position is closer to an axis of the first rotating roller than a gravity center position of the shape-fixed medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Masao Fukada, Akira Maeda
  • Publication number: 20190209790
    Abstract: An ultrasonic vibrator driving apparatus performs driving by applying an alternating voltage as a drive voltage to an ultrasonic vibrator that includes a piezoelectric element and has a unique resonance frequency. The drive voltage is generated with a variable frequency in a frequency range including the resonance frequency of the ultrasonic vibrator. The frequency of the drive voltage is repeatedly swept with a predetermined sweep width and a predetermined sweep period so as to include the resonance frequency, based on a reference frequency set according to the resonance frequency of the ultrasonic vibrator. The sweep period and the sweep width are restricted by being associated so as to fall within a predetermined allowed range on a two-dimensional map divided by the sweep period and the sweep width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Masao MAEDA, Hidetaka TOGO
  • Publication number: 20190210055
    Abstract: An ultrasonic vibrator driving apparatus applies a sine-waveform alternating voltage as a drive voltage via a conversion circuit to an ultrasonic vibrator that has a unique resonance frequency. A first current detector that detects a first current that flows from the drive voltage generator to the conversion circuit and a second current detector that detects a second current that flows from the conversion circuit to the ultrasonic vibrator are included. A frequency controller performs control on the drive voltage generator to change the frequency of a square-waveform alternating voltage so that the difference between the first current and the second current is reduced or approaches a minimum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Masao MAEDA, Hidetaka TOGO
  • Patent number: 10304526
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit which can respond to changes of the amount of retained data at the time of standby is provided. The semiconductor integrated circuit comprises a logic circuit (logic) and plural SRAM modules. The plural SRAM modules perform power control independently of the logic circuit, and an independent power control is performed among the plural SRAM modules. Specifically, one terminal and the other terminal of a potential control circuit of each SRAM module are coupled to a cell array and a local power line, respectively. The local power line of one SRAM module and the local power line of the other SRAM module share a shared local power line. A power switch of one SRAM module and a power switch of the other SRAM module are coupled in common to the shared local power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shigenobu Komatsu, Masanao Yamaoka, Noriaki Maeda, Masao Morimoto, Yasuhisa Shimazaki, Yasuyuki Okuma, Toshiaki Sano
  • Publication number: 20190156824
    Abstract: It is determined whether a first voice instruction received by a first voice control device and a second voice instruction received by a second voice control device are repetitive instructions. Output by an output apparatus is restricted if it is determined that the first voice instruction and the second voice instruction are the repetitive instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Ayumi Kabata
  • Publication number: 20190020776
    Abstract: A print apparatus registers information of the print apparatus in a server via an external access point based on an instruction provided via an operation screen of the print apparatus, obtains print data when an audio control device receives a print instruction by audio so that the server generates the print data, and executes a print process based on the obtained print data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Ryohei Saito
  • Patent number: 9917959
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a job notification transmitted from a server, a control unit configured to store reception information indicating that the job notification is received in a memory, a request unit configured to request, in a case where the reception unit receives the job notification, the server to transmit job information, and an execution unit configured to execute the job using the job information transmitted from the server, in which the request unit requests the job information from the server in a case where the determination unit determines that the reception information is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Katano, Masao Maeda
  • Patent number: 9917958
    Abstract: A processing apparatus transmits a request to an external apparatus server for a job on a condition that a predetermined time has elapsed from detection of a predetermined event by a detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Kiyoshi Katano