Patents by Inventor Masashi Takahashi

Masashi Takahashi 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: 20200224259
    Abstract: A method for determining pregnancy in a ruminant includes measuring an expression level of molecules induced in response to IFN-? in mucosal epithelial cells using a sample containing the mucosal epithelial cells, and determining pregnancy in the test ruminant animal by comparing the expression level with an expression level of the molecules in corresponding mucosal epithelial cells of a non-pregnant ruminant animal of the same species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventors: Masashi TAKAHASHI, Hiroki KUNII, Tsukino ITO, Manabu KAWAHARA, Hanako BAI, Toshiyuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10645303
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a controller, and a display. The controller changes a shutter speed series to any one of a first shutter speed series and a second shutter speed series. The controller controls an exposure time of the imaging unit according to the first shutter speed series or the second shutter speed series. The controller changes a live view display mode to any of a first live view display mode and a second live view display mode. The first live view display mode has at least an enlarged live view display mode and a normal magnification live view mode. The enlarged live view display mode is a mode in which a part of the digital image is cut out to be displayed at an enlargement magnification substantially equal to or more than a pixel equal magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Kunishige, Masashi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10619231
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy has high thermal conductivity without requiring an addition of metal elements such as iron and a method for producing the aluminum alloy. The aluminum alloy is obtained from a semi-solid material with a chemical composition containing 2 to 6 wt % of silicon (Si) and 0.7 wt % or less of magnesium (Mg), with the balance being aluminum (Al) and unavoidable impurities. It has a granular crystalline structure. The aluminum alloy is produced by a heating step of semi-solid material. A forming step is performed with semi-solid material obtained in the heating step S1. After the forming step, a heat treatment step is performed at 190° C. to 290° C. for 1 to 5 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Asanuma Giken Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Sugiura, Yoshinori Kamikubo, Masashi Takahashi, Kensuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10543212
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having a CaMKII inhibitory action, which is expected to be useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of cardiac diseases (particularly catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, postoperative atrial fibrillation, heart failure, fatal arrhythmia) and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cardurion Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsunaga, Takashi Nakahata, Yuta Tanaka, Hiroki Takahagi, Yasufumi Miyamoto, Rei Okamoto, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Yoshito Terao, Takafumi Yukawa, Keiko Kakegawa, Yoichi Nishikawa, Terufumi Takagi, Masashi Takahashi, Mallareddy Komandla, Lily Kwok, Joanne Miura, Mark Sabat, Nicholas Scorah, Paul Tanis, John Tyhonas, Phong H. Vu, Haixia Wang, Xiaolun Wang, Junya Shirai, Tomohiro Okawa, Zenyu Shiokawa, Akito Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10542215
    Abstract: An instrument executes: generating pieces of setting information for assigning operation functions to respective operating units; assigning the operation functions to the respective operating units based on first one of the pieces of setting information; setting one of the operating units as a setting operating unit to which an operation function for switching the first one of the pieces of setting information to second one of the pieces of the setting information assigned to the setting operating unit is assigned; changing, upon a first operation of the setting operating unit, the operation functions of the operating units based on the second one of the setting information and inhibiting a change in the operation function assigned to the setting operating unit; and returning, upon a second operation of the setting operating unit after the first operation, the operation functions of the operating units to those assigned before the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Kunishige, Masashi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200014832
    Abstract: An image magnification ratio indicating device of the invention includes a processor having hardware, and the processor is configured to: magnify, or not, an image at a predetermined magnification ratio and transmit the image; switch an image transmission destination; instruct change of an image as a transmission target, and change a first magnification ratio to a second magnification ratio according to the change of the image as the transmission target or the switching of the image transmission destination and indicate the magnification ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Keiji KUNISHIGE, Masashi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10521885
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus that can reduce degradation in image quality due to heat haze and the like. An input image memory 110 stores an input image group 200 and an input image 210. A time-series smoothed image memory 112 stores a time-series smoothed image 220 obtained by time series smoothing. A moving body removed image memory 113 stores a moving body removed image 230 that is a background image. A histogram analyzing unit 130 computes a differential of histograms of partial images for the input image 210 and the time-series smoothed image 220 or the moving body removed image 230, and calculates similarity information between the images. On the basis of the similarity information, a region dividing unit 140 divides the input image 210 into a moving body region, and a region other than the moving body region. An image correcting unit 150 performs image synthesis of the input image 210 or the time series-smoothed image 220, for each of the regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Nobuhiro Chihara, Muneaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190391754
    Abstract: Provided is a video encoding/decoding technique for improving the compression efficiency by reducing the motion vector code amount. In a video decoding process, the prediction vector calculation method is switched from one to another in accordance with a difference between predetermined motion vectors among a plurality of motion vectors of a peripheral block of a block to be decoded and already decoded. The calculated prediction vector is added to a difference vector decoded from an encoded stream so as to calculate a motion vector. By using the calculated motion vector, the inter-image prediction process is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masashi TAKAHASHI, Muneaki YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10457160
    Abstract: In a power control device for a vehicle in which an electric motor for driving the vehicle to travel is supplied with power from a battery mounted on the vehicle and a fuel cell, a control unit sets a target charging rate (SOCt) of the battery in such a manner that the target charging rate decreases as a remaining fuel amount (Qf) of the fuel cell decreases after the power generation of the fuel cell is started during high-output/high-speed travelling and controls a power generation output (Pf) of the fuel cell based on a difference between the target charging rate (SOCt) and a current charging rate (SOC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA ENGINEERING KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoji Kato, Koji Ichikawa, Masashi Takahashi, Kazuyoshi Nakane, Kazuhito Kawashima, Tetsuya Watanabe, Keisuke Tashiro
  • Patent number: 10448045
    Abstract: Provided is a video encoding/decoding technique for improving the compression efficiency by reducing the motion vector code amount. In a video decoding process, the prediction vector calculation method is switched from one to another in accordance with a difference between predetermined motion vectors among a plurality of motion vectors of a peripheral block of a block to be decoded and already decoded. The calculated prediction vector is added to a difference vector decoded from an encoded stream so as to calculate a motion vector. By using the calculated motion vector, the inter-image prediction process is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Muneaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190306529
    Abstract: High-quality video is provided using a small amount of coded bits. The moving picture decoding method performs inter-frame prediction processing. With the aforementioned inter-frame prediction processing, blocks with similar motion vectors from among the motion vectors in multiple blocks that have already been decoded are combined and a combined area is computed. A predicted vector for a target block to be decoded is computed using the motion vector of the aforementioned combined area, and a motion vector for the aforementioned target block is computed based on the aforementioned predicted vector and a difference vector which is included in a coded stream that is input. A predicted image is generated using the aforementioned motion vector, and a difference image which is included in the aforementioned coded stream and the aforementioned predicted image are added to generate a decoded image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Masashi TAKAHASHI, Muneaki YAMAGUCHI, Hiroaki ITO, Takehiro FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20190289190
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a sensor, and a controller. The imaging unit sequentially outputs a digital image by capturing a subject. The sensor includes a photoelectric element for receiving a part of luminous flux from the subject incident on the imaging unit. The sensor detects an AC current component of the luminous flux from the luminous flux received by the photoelectric element. The controller detects a flicker cycle in the luminous flux from the AC current component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Keiji KUNISHIGE, Masashi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190270012
    Abstract: Players are allowed to urge them to cooperate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX (also trading as SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomoya ASANO, Masashi TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190260928
    Abstract: An imaging device that is capable of having a fisheye lens attached to a main body, and that is capable of shooting digital images, comprising, an image sensor on which photometric domains and/or AF region are arranged, a lens communication circuit that performs communication with a lens that has been attached and acquires lens information, and a processor that detects whether or not a lens that has been attached is a circular fisheye lens based on the lens information, and, if it has been determined that the lens is a circular fisheye lens, restricts the photometric domains and/or AF regions based on an image circle of the circular fisheye lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Keiji KUNISHIGE, Masashi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10382775
    Abstract: High-quality video is provided using a small amount of coded bits. The moving picture decoding method performs inter-frame prediction processing. With the aforementioned inter-frame prediction processing, blocks with similar motion vectors from among the motion vectors in multiple blocks that have already been decoded are combined and a combined area is computed. A predicted vector for a target block to be decoded is computed using the motion vector of the aforementioned combined area, and a motion vector for the aforementioned target block is computed based on the aforementioned predicted vector and a difference vector which is included in a coded stream that is input. A predicted image is generated using the aforementioned motion vector, and a difference image which is included in the aforementioned coded stream and the aforementioned predicted image are added to generate a decoded image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Muneaki Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Ito, Takehiro Fujita
  • Publication number: 20190238738
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a controller, and a display. The controller changes a shutter speed series to any one of a first shutter speed series and a second shutter speed series. The controller controls an exposure time of the imaging unit according to the first shutter speed series or the second shutter speed series. The controller changes a live view display mode to any of a first live view display mode and a second live view display mode. The first live view display mode has at least an enlarged live view display mode and a normal magnification live view mode. The enlarged live view display mode is a mode in which a part of the digital image is cut out to be displayed at an enlargement magnification substantially equal to or more than a pixel equal magnification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Keiji KUNISHIGE, Masashi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10343057
    Abstract: A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game including a turn-based battle against an enemy character by displaying a player character on a display screen of a display device includes a profile information storage section for storing summon admissibility information in which a battle command used in the turn-based battle is associated with other player character that carries out an action corresponding to the battle command; receives the summon admissibility information from other video game processing apparatus in which the other player character is used as a main character; receives a summoning request indicating a usage request of the summon admissibility information in the turn-based battle; determines summon admissibility information to be used in a case where the summoning request is received; and summons the other player character indicated by the determined summon admissibility information to be caused to carry out the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Tomoya Asano, Masashi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190191086
    Abstract: An instrument executes: generating pieces of setting information for assigning operation functions to respective operating units; assigning the operation functions to the respective operating units based on first one of the pieces of setting information; setting one of the operating units as a setting operating unit to which an operation function for switching the first one of the pieces of setting information to second one of the pieces of the setting information assigned to the setting operating unit is assigned; changing, upon a first operation of the setting operating unit, the operation functions of the operating units based on the second one of the setting information and inhibiting a change in the operation function assigned to the setting operating unit; and returning, upon a second operation of the setting operating unit after the first operation, the operation functions of the operating units to those assigned before the first operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Keiji KUNISHIGE, Masashi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10200562
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imaging unit configured to image a subject and generate image data; a display configured to display information including an image corresponding to the image data; a first recording slot mounting a first recording medium for recording the image data; a second recording slot mounting a second recording medium for recording the image data; a recording controller configured to set a recording mode between: an automatic switching mode in which recording of the image data is performed by repeatedly switching between the first and the second recording media in a predetermined order; and a simultaneous recording mode in which recording of the image data to the first and the second recording media is simultaneously performed; and a display controller configured to display setting mode information relating to the recording mode set by the recording controller in a different display mode for each recording mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Keiji Kunishige, Katsuhisa Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10171752
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to continuously image a subject and generate moving image data of the subject; a display unit configured to display a moving image corresponding to the moving image data; a shooting controller configured to control the imaging unit to continuously image the subject in a moving image mode capable of connecting different pieces of the moving image data having different shooting time-points; a thumbnail generation unit configured to generate resized image data by performing resize processing of reducing a size of image data of at least one frame constituting the moving image data, and generate a thumbnail by combining a resized image corresponding to the resized image data with a template having a display area displaying information indicating that a different piece of the moving image data may be connected; and a display controller configured to display the thumbnail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Haruyuki Ishihara, Masashi Takahashi