Patents by Inventor Masashi Hirota

Masashi Hirota 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: 20200251968
    Abstract: Provided is a segment-core coupled body, including a plurality of segment cores each including a core back and a tooth; and a plurality of coupling portions configured to couple the core backs to one another, wherein the plurality of segment cores and the plurality of coupling portions are each a laminated body of magnetic sheets, wherein the plurality of coupling portions each include: a posture holding portion adjacent to a gap defined between adjacent core backs; a first thin portion configured to couple one corner portion of the adjacent core backs and the posture holding portion; and a second thin portion configured to couple another corner portion of the adjacent core backs and the posture holding portion, and wherein, the posture holding portion projects toward a radially outer side with respect to the adjacent core backs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro HINO, Akira HASHIMOTO, Yutaka HIROTA, Masashi NAKAMURA, Takatoshi MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200179814
    Abstract: Exemplary communication system 1 includes game devices 10, communication terminals 20, and game support server 30. Game devices 10 enable users to perform a multi-play activity. Each of communication terminals 20 runs an application associated with corresponding game device 10. Game support server 30 divides communication terminals 20 into separate communication groups in accordance with a situation of the multi-play activity performed by game devices 10 so that communication terminals 20 belonging to a same communication group can communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke NAKAMURA, Masashi SEIKI, Yosuke FUJINO, Miki MURAKAMI, Hideaki TANABE, Sho ONUMA, Naoya HIROTA, Kojiro TAGUCHI, Daisuke TSUJIMURA
  • Patent number: 10644547
    Abstract: An armature core is configured by arranging into an annular shape: at least one first core segment that includes: a first core back portion; a first tooth portion; and a mounting portion that is formed on an outer circumferential portion of the first core back portion; and a plurality of second core segments that include: a second core back portion; and a second tooth portion; the mounting portion includes projecting portions that project on two circumferential sides from the first core back portion; and the first core segments and the second core segments that are adjacent to each other are fixed in a state in which facing side surfaces between the first core back portions and the second core back portions contact each other, and inner circumferential surfaces of the projecting portions and outer circumferential surfaces of the second core back portions are in contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro Hino, Akihito Mori, Yutaka Hirota, Masashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10596473
    Abstract: Exemplary communication system 1 includes game devices 10, communication terminals 20, and game support server 30. Game devices 10 enable users to perform a multi-play activity. Each of communication terminals 20 runs an application associated with corresponding game device 10. Game support server 30 divides communication terminals 20 into separate communication groups in accordance with a situation of the multi-play activity performed by game devices 10 so that communication terminals 20 belonging to a same communication group can communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakamura, Masashi Seiki, Yosuke Fujino, Miki Murakami, Hideaki Tanabe, Sho Onuma, Naoya Hirota, Kojiro Taguchi, Daisuke Tsujimura
  • Publication number: 20200053268
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image acquiring unit configured to acquire a plurality of images at different imaging time which images are captured when illumination light in different wavelength bands is emitted; and a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to generate a low-resolution image by lowering resolution of at least one image in the plurality of images, and detect light-absorption information at a certain depth based on a correlation between images which are in an image group including the low-resolution image and the plurality of images, which are captured with the illumination light in different wavelength bands, and at least one of which is the low-resolution image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi HIROTA
  • Patent number: 10555660
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a narrowband image acquisition unit configured to acquire a narrowband image showing inside of a lumen; a white light image acquisition unit configured to acquire a white light image showing the inside of the lumen; and a composite image generation unit configured to combine information of the narrowband image to the white light image, according to a depth of a submucosal object, to generate a composite image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Hirota, Tetsuo Nonami, Yamato Kanda
  • Patent number: 10356378
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire images including at least one narrow-band image and having different wavelength component distributions from one another; an absorption information extracting unit configured to extract absorption information from a first image on the basis of a specific frequency component in the first image and correlation between the first image and a second image, the first image being a narrow-band image among the images, the second image being an image different from the first image among the images, the absorption information being image information indicating a change in absorption caused by absorption of narrow-band light used in capturing of the first image by a light absorber; and a display image generating unit configured to generate an image for display by combining the absorption information with at least any one of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Hirota
  • Patent number: 10292577
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention relate to an image processing apparatus. The apparatus may include a processor and memory storing instructions that when executed on the processor cause the processor to perform the operations of detecting a deep region of a duct in an image and extracting a plurality of contour edges of an inner wall of the duct in the image. The apparatus then may identify a plurality of convex regions among the plurality of contour edges, analyze a respective curvature of each of the plurality of convex regions to identify a convex direction for each of the plurality of convex regions, and detect, as an abnormal region, a convex region having a convex direction directed toward the deep region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota
  • Publication number: 20190122344
    Abstract: A disclosed image processing apparatus includes a processor comprising hardware, the processor being configured to obtain a plurality of temporally continuous images generated by continuously imaging a subject illuminated with illumination light; calculate a correction coefficient on the basis of a correction target frame among the plurality of images; revise the correction coefficient of the correction target frame on the basis of the correction coefficient of each of a plurality of frames within a predetermined time set beforehand from a shooting time of the correction target frame; and create a display image on the basis of the correction target frame and the correction coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsutaka KIMURA, Masashi HIROTA
  • Publication number: 20190114792
    Abstract: An image processing device is configured to perform enhancement processing on a specific image, using multiple images of types that are different from one another at least one of which is captured at a time different from a time at which other images are captured. The image processing device includes a processor comprising hardware, the processor being configured to execute: acquiring the multiple images; calculating information representing a state of at least one of the multiple images that is used for enhancement; and creating an enhanced image by performing the enhancement processing on an image to be enhanced based on the information representing the state and the multiple images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi HIROTA
  • Patent number: 10194783
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a blood vessel sharpness image creation unit configured to create a blood vessel sharpness image representing sharpness of a blood vessel region in which a blood vessel is shown in an intraluminal image; an abnormal candidate region extraction unit configured to extract a region in which the sharpness is decreased in the blood vessel sharpness image, as a candidate region for an abnormal region in which a visible vascular pattern is locally lost; and an abnormal region determination unit configured to determine whether the candidate region is an abnormal region, based on extension information indicating a state of the blood vessel region extending in a neighborhood of the candidate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kono, Yamato Kanda, Masashi Hirota
  • Patent number: 10178941
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an abnormal candidate region detection unit configured to detect an abnormal candidate region, as a candidate for an abnormal portion, from an intraluminal image obtained by capturing an image of an inside of a lumen of a subject, a tubular region detection unit configured to detect a tubular region from the intraluminal image, a connectivity determination unit configured to determine whether the abnormal candidate region and the tubular region are connected in a region of a color similar to that of the tubular region, and an abnormality determination unit configured to determine whether the abnormal candidate region is the abnormal portion, based on results of determination by the connectivity determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Hirota, Yamato Kanda, Makoto Kitamura, Takashi Kono
  • Patent number: 10150548
    Abstract: An outboard motor includes an engine including a plurality of cylinders, a cowling including an internal space, a drive force transmission shaft, and a supercharger driven by the drive force transmission shaft. An upper end of the supercharger is disposed below an upper end of an uppermost one of the plurality of cylinders in the internal space of the cowling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsumi Ochiai, Toshio Suzuki, Masashi Hirota
  • Publication number: 20180118317
    Abstract: An outboard motor includes an engine including a plurality of cylinders, a cowling including an internal space, a drive force transmission shaft, and a supercharger driven by the drive force transmission shaft. An upper end of the supercharger is disposed below an upper end of an uppermost one of the plurality of cylinders in the internal space of the cowling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Katsumi OCHIAI, Toshio SUZUKI, Masashi HIROTA
  • Patent number: 9928590
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an abnormality candidate region identifying unit configured to identify a candidate region for an abnormality from an image obtained by imaging inside of a lumen of a living body; a surrounding region determining unit configured to determine a surrounding region surrounding the candidate region; a shape information calculating unit configured to calculate shape information of the candidate region and shape information of the surrounding region in a depth direction with respect to a screen; and an abnormality region determining unit configured to determine whether or not the candidate region is an abnormality, based on a correlation between the shape information of the candidate region and the shape information of the surrounding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Kitamura, Yamato Kanda, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota
  • Publication number: 20180077399
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire images including at least one narrow-band image and having different wavelength component distributions from one another; an absorption information extracting unit configured to extract absorption information from a first image on the basis of a specific frequency component in the first image and correlation between the first image and a second image, the first image being a narrow-band image among the images, the second image being an image different from the first image among the images, the absorption information being image information indicating a change in absorption caused by absorption of narrow-band light used in capturing of the first image by a light absorber; and a display image generating unit configured to generate an image for display by combining the absorption information with at least any one of the images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi HIROTA
  • Patent number: 9916666
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an imaging distance estimating unit configured to estimate an imaging distance to a subject shown in an image; an examination region setting unit configured to set an examination region in the image such that an index indicating a spread of a distribution of imaging distances to the subject shown in the examination region is within a given range; and an abnormal structure identifying unit configured to identify whether or not a microstructure of the subject shown in the examination region is abnormal, by using texture feature data that enables identification of an abnormality in the microstructure of the subject shown in the examination region, the texture feature data being specified according the examination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Makoto Kitamura, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota, Toshiya Kamiyama
  • Publication number: 20170311782
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention relate to an image processing apparatus. The apparatus may include a processor and memory storing instructions that when executed on the processor cause the processor to perform the operations of detecting a deep region of a duct in an image and extracting a plurality of contour edges of an inner wall of the duct in the image. The apparatus then may identify a plurality of convex regions among the plurality of contour edges, analyze a respective curvature of each of the plurality of convex regions to identify a convex direction for each of the plurality of convex regions, and detect, as an abnormal region, a convex region having a convex direction directed toward the deep region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yamato Kanda, Takashi Kono, Masashi Hirota
  • Publication number: 20170311774
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a narrowband image acquisition unit configured to acquire a narrowband image showing inside of a lumen; a white light image acquisition unit configured to acquire a white light image showing the inside of the lumen; and a composite image generation unit configured to combine information of the narrowband image to the white light image, according to a depth of a submucosal object, to generate a composite image for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi HIROTA, Tetsuo NONAMI, Yamato KANDA
  • Patent number: D895761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Naoya Oodama, Masashi Fujioka, Yusuke Hirota, Takashi Kondo