Patents by Inventor Masaru Yokoyama

Masaru Yokoyama 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: 20190298244
    Abstract: A mental illness determination device includes a face change information acquisition unit and a mental illness determination unit. The face change information acquisition unit is configured to acquire face change information indicating a time-series change in face data of a subject when emotional stimulation information for stimulating any sense or any combination of senses among an auditory sense, an olfactory sense, a gustatory sense, a tactile sense, and a somatic sensation of the subject to change emotion, and is divided into positive information for increasing comfort and negative information for decreasing comfort is provided to the subject. The mental illness determination unit is configured to determine a state of mental illness of the subject on the basis of the face change information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Junichiro ARAI, Akira MATSUBARA, Takahiro HIRAYAMA, Hideki HASHIZUME, Takashi GOTOU, Yasunori KOTANI, Yoshimi OHGAMI, Taro TOMATSU, Koichi KANEKO, Katsutoshi YOKOYAMA, Hiroshi MATSUMURA, Shenghong PU, Masashi ITAKURA, Hiroaki OHDACHI, Masaru UEKI, Shinya MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20190052265
    Abstract: A touch panel switch device includes a display panel, a touch panel placed correspondingly to the display panel, a storage part and a control part. The storage part stores switch image information according to respective operation functions, code information according to the respective operation functions and placement information for display designating placement of switch images to be displayed on the display panel. The control part is configured to make the display panel display the switch images according to the switch image information and the placement information for display, and, in accordance with a touch operation onto the touch panel, read out from the storage part the code information corresponding to the switch image displayed at a location of the touch operation, perform output control of the code information, and also perform a rewrite process of the placement information for display based on received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru Yokoyama, Yasuo Ono, Yosuke Kanno
  • Publication number: 20180159988
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a first acquirer configured to acquire a first image displayed on a display in response to execution of an object program being a test object; an object image extractor configured to extract a partial image as an object image from the first image, based on first specification information specifying the partial image, the partial image being included in the first image and corresponding to a correct image; a determiner configured to determine whether or not the object image and the correct image accord; and a display processor configured to display a result of determination by the determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Takuya KASHIMURA, Shinya ISHIKAWA, Marie SAKAI, Masaru YOKOYAMA, Osamu SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20180000434
    Abstract: Provided is an X-ray imaging device having a foldable arm unit for supporting an X-ray tube, and an operating unit for operating the X-ray tube, on a joint of arms constituting the arm unit. The operating unit is, for instance, a display unit serving also as the operating unit (display unit with a touch panel), and it is detachable from the joint of the arms. As another operating unit, a handle for operating the arm unit is provided. The handle for operating the arm unit can be provided with an operating switch for operating the X-ray tube. With this configuration, the X-ray imaging device being superior in operability and easy in checking the displayed information can be provided, at any height the X-ray tube is positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Atsushi NINOMIYA, Katsumi USAMI, Masaru YOKOYAMA, Kazuyuki YANASE, Kaoru YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170360386
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile X-ray imaging device having a foldable arm unit equipped with an X-ray tube unit, and a storage concave for storing the folded arm unit on the front side of a main body. An end of the arm unit fixed to the main body side is made slidable with respect to the main body. With this configuration, it is possible to provide the mobile X-ray imaging device having a high degree of flexibility in arranging the X-ray tube when imaging is performed, and also the forward view is never be obstructed by the device in transit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Atsushi NINOMIYA, Katsumi USAMI, Masaru YOKOYAMA, Kazuyuki YANASE, Kaoru YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9689688
    Abstract: A mobile terminal obtains image data related to a product posted on a flier by imaging and sends the image data related to the product to a shopping management server. Upon reception of the image data related to the product from the mobile terminal, the shopping management server determines the product by analyzing the image data related to the product, obtains at least one of inventory information and sales information of the product, and sends at least one of the inventory information and the sales information of the product to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal combines computer-graphics image data indicating at least one of the inventory information and the sales information of the product sent from the shopping management server with an image of the flier in real space and presents the combined image, thereby solving the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NS Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sasao, Masaru Yokoyama, Arata Sakurai, Ricardo Musashi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20170140653
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (200) obtains image data related to a product posted on a flier (300) by imaging and sends the image data related to the product to a shopping management server (100). Upon reception of the image data related to the product from the mobile terminal (200), the shopping management server (100) determines the product by analyzing the image data related to the product, obtains at least one of inventory information and sales information of the product, and sends at least one of the inventory information and the sales information of the product to the mobile terminal (200). The mobile terminal (200) combines computer-graphics image data indicating at least one of the inventory information and the sales information of the product sent from the shopping management server (100) with an image of the flier in real space and presents the combined image, thereby solving the problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: NS SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro SASAO, Masaru Yokoyama, Arata Sakurai, Ricardo Musashi OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9545240
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable ultrasound system being superior in operability and design properties, and being allowed to take various storage postures fitting to the volume of a storage place. The keyboard unit 50 provided with an input device such as a keyboard and the display unit 80 incorporating a display part are mounted on the main body unit 30 that incorporates a main part of the ultrasound diagnostic system, respectively about the rotation axes P1 and P2, independently, in such a manner as rotatable, and further the rotation axes P1 and P2 are on a common axis P. The rotation axis part 200 supporting the display unit 80 is supported by the bearing of the main body unit in a part lower than the axis P, allowing the display unit to be rotatable about the rotation axis Q that is orthogonal to the axis P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Yokoyama, Takashi Kashiwagi, Taisuke Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9451931
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cart for an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, having a high degree of flexibility in moving a top board on which the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is placed, and enabling a stable operation wherever the top board is moved. In the cart for the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, a vertical movement mechanism 60 is fixed on a base. A movable part 62 of the vertical movement mechanism is provided with a swing mechanism 70 that swings in the up-and-down direction, enabling up-and-down movement of the top board 10 according to both the vertical movement mechanism and the swing mechanism. The position of the movable part with which the swing mechanism is coupled is displaced forward from the vertical central axis of the vertical movement mechanism. The top board for placing the ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus is coupled with the swinging end of the swing mechanism, via a mechanism 80 for horizontal movement and/or a mechanism 90 for rotating the top board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI ALOKA MEDICAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Yokoyama, Tsuneo Kasanami, Katsumi Usami
  • Patent number: 9395195
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (200) obtains image data related to a product posted on a flier (300) by imaging and sends the image data related to the product to a shopping management server (100). Upon reception of the image data related to the product from the mobile terminal (200), the shopping management server (100) determines the product by analyzing the image data related to the product, obtains at least one of inventory information and sales information of the product, and sends at least one of the inventory information and the sales information of the product to the mobile terminal (200). The mobile terminal (200) combines computer-graphics image data indicating at least one of the inventory information and the sales information of the product sent from the shopping management server (100) with an image of the flier in real space and presents the combined image, thereby solving the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: NS SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru Ihara, Kazuhiro Sasao, Masaru Yokoyama, Arata Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20160120507
    Abstract: Provided is a compact ultrasound diagnostic device having a high degree of freedom in a viewing position and a viewing angle of a display panel and having excellent operability. The ultrasonic diagnostic device includes a main body (10) that includes an operation panel (20); a first display (30) connected to the main body through a supporter (60); and a second display (40) detachably connected to the main body. The second display (40) includes a transmission/reception circuit that performs transmission or reception with the main body (10). When the sub display 40 is detached, a connection unit (25) on a side of the main body, to which the sub display 40 is connected, functions as a connection unit of the main display 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Atsushi NINOMIYA, Katsumi USAMI, Kazuyuki YANASE, Masaru YOKOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150351719
    Abstract: An ultrasonic imaging device has a cable that is prevented from being dragged on a floor surface during examination and when a probe is not in use. The probe slides in and out smoothly and the cable can be pulled out without excessive force during examination. The ultrasonic imaging device includes a cart portion mounted with an instrument body, a table supported by the cart portion and configured to mount the instrument body, a support mechanism for the table, and a housing to house the support mechanism. A probe holder is provided on a side of the table. A base seat of the cart portion includes a raised portion surrounding an outer periphery of the housing fixed to the base seat, and a storage recess is provided to store a probe cable and is formed between the raised portion of the base and the outer periphery of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi NINOMIYA, Katsumi USAMI, Masaru YOKOYAMA, Kazuyuki YANASE
  • Patent number: 9196221
    Abstract: A display device includes L number of display panels where L is a positive integer greater than 1; a driving circuit having L number of controllers for driving the respective display panels; and a central control unit configured to control the driving circuit. The controllers are configured to be synchronized with one another based on a clock signal from the central control unit, and each of the controllers is configured to sequentially and continuously select each one of K number of lines (where K is a positive integer greater than 1) arranged in a row in the corresponding display panel, and allow the selected line to emit light. Further, a direction for sequentially and continuously selecting each one of the lines is set to be the same in all the display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: FUTABA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Yokoyama, Takahisa Uehira, Terukazu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9180898
    Abstract: A cart is provided for mounting a portable ultrasonic diagnostic device, the cart being small in size and having high operability, and the portable ultrasonic diagnostic device is opened and used in the state of being kept mounted on the cart. The cart has a top board 1 for placing the portable ultrasonic diagnostic device thereon, a support column 2 for supporting the top board in such a manner as movable up and down, multiple legs 3 for supporting the support column, wheels 4 respectively attached to the legs, and a unit 5 having a predetermined function. The unit 5 is placed below the top board 1 in the rear of the support column 2, and the center of gravity of the cart is positioned in the rear of the center of the support column 2. This cart has a simple configuration enabling downsizing, and it is high in operability. It is possible to open and use the portable ultrasonic diagnostic device in the state that the portable ultrasonic diagnostic device is kept mounted on the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI ALOKA MEDICAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Masaru Yokoyama, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Ichimura, Katsumi Usami
  • Publication number: 20150190114
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound imaging apparatus is provided, being operable when used in hand-held mode, and capable of performing operations such as starting and ending actions easily, even during an examination. The portable ultrasound imaging apparatus has a display panel 30 and an operation panel 20 on the front surface of a main body 10 that incorporates an electronic circuit constituting an ultrasound imager, and a handle on the back surface, and the apparatus is provided with operating portions 81 and 82 on the back surface, separated from the operation panel 20. The operating portion 81 may be provided on the handle 60, for instance, and while performing examination with holding the apparatus main body via the handle 60, the operating portion on the back surface is manipulated to implement functions such as starting and ending the imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Yokoyama, Katsumi Usami, Tsuneo Kasanami
  • Publication number: 20150182196
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound imaging apparatus is provided, being compact and operable in hand-held mode, and high in operability. This portable ultrasound imaging apparatus is provided with a main body that incorporates an electronic component constituting an ultrasound imager, the main body being provided with a screen on a surface, and an operation panel electrically connected to the ultrasound imager, the main body is provided with a concave part to place the operation panel therein on the surface where the screen is formed, and a support mechanism configured to support the operation panel. The support mechanism supports the operation panel in such a manner as slidable in a direction parallel to the screen, allowing an angle of the operation panel relative to the screen to be variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masaru Yokoyama, Katsumi Usami, Tsuneo Kasanami
  • Patent number: 9030494
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an imaged image input unit inputting an imaged image of a facility imaged in an imaging device to a display control unit, a measurement information input unit inputting measurement information measured by a sensor provided in the facility from the sensor to a creation unit, a creation unit creating a virtual image representing a status of an outside or inside of the facility based on the measurement information input by the measurement information input unit, and a display control unit overlaying and displaying the virtual image created in the creation unit and the imaged image input by the imaged image input unit on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: NS Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Ihara, Kazuhiro Sasao, Masaru Yokoyama, Arata Sakurai, Ricardo Musashi Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20150112586
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (200) obtains image data related to a product posted on a flier (300) by imaging and sends the image data related to the product to a shopping management server (100). Upon reception of the image data related to the product from the mobile terminal (200), the shopping management server (100) determines the product by analyzing the image data related to the product, obtains at least one of inventory information and sales information of the product, and sends at least one of the inventory information and the sales information of the product to the mobile terminal (200). The mobile terminal (200) combines computer-graphics image data indicating at least one of the inventory information and the sales information of the product sent from the shopping management server (100) with an image of the flier in real space and presents the combined image, thereby solving the problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Noboru IHARA, Kazuhiro SASAO, Masaru YOKOYAMA, Arata SAKURAI
  • Patent number: D728791
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ninomiya, Katsumi Usami, Masaru Yokoyama, Kazuyuki Yanase, Masahiko Suda, Kento Ui
  • Patent number: D758586
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Yokoyama, Takashi Ishizuka, Mikihiro Kaga