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).

  • Patent number: 9181255
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein G, L1, L2, R1, R2, R3, and R4 are defined in the specification. This disclosure also relates to materials and methods for preparing compounds of Formula 1, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and their use for treating disorders, diseases, and conditions involving the immune system and inflammation, including rheumatoid arthritis, hematological malignancies, epithelial cancers (i.e., carcinomas), and other disorders, diseases, and conditions for which inhibition of SYK is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Arikawa, Benjamin Jones, Betty Lam, Zhe Nie, Christopher Smith, Masashi Takahashi, Qing Dong, Victoria Feher
  • Patent number: 9131218
    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: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Muneaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9108970
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein G, L1, L2, R1, R2, R3, and R4 are defined in the specification. This disclosure also relates to materials and methods for preparing compounds of Formula 1, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and their use for treating disorders, diseases, and conditions involving the immune system and inflammation, including rheumatoid arthritis, hematological malignancies, epithelial cancers (i.e., carcinomas), and other disorders, diseases, and conditions for which inhibition of SYK is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Arikawa, Benjamin Jones, Betty Lam, Christopher Smith, Masashi Takahashi, Qing Dong, Victoria Feher, Zhe Nie
  • Publication number: 20150161773
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Nobuhiro Chihara, Muneaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150111894
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aromatic ring compound having a melanin-concentrating hormone receptor antagonistic action and useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of obesity and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula wherein each symbol as defined in the specification, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Shizuo Kasai, Hideyuki Igawa, Masashi Takahashi, Asato Kina
  • Publication number: 20150087672
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aromatic ring compound having a melanin-concentrating hormone receptor antagonistic action and useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of obesity and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula wherein each symbol as defined in the specification, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Shizuo Kasai, Hideyuki Igawa, Masashi Takahashi, Asato Kina
  • Patent number: 8970717
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus according to the present invention comprises: an imaging section converting an object image into image data; a photographing section obtaining the image data from the imaging section in response to release operation and also obtaining the image data of continuous shooting from the imaging section before or after the release operation; a trimming section generating trimming images sequentially for frames in different areas, respectively, using the image data of the continuous shooting; and a control section recording the trimming image generated in the trimming section and the image data obtained in the release operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.
    Inventors: Yuiko Uemura, Masashi Takahashi, Satoshi Hara, Akira Tani
  • Patent number: 8967229
    Abstract: An evaporative pattern casting method is taught which does not reduce accuracy of an evaporative pattern. The evaporative pattern casting method comprises a part manufacturing process (S2), an assembly process (S4), a sand mold manufacturing process (S6), a molten metal pouring process (S8) and a sand removal process (S12). In the part manufacturing process, the evaporative pattern is manufactured as a plurality of separate parts. In the assembly process, the parts are assembled on a work plane. In the sand mold manufacturing process, the evaporative pattern is covered with sand to form a sand mold without moving the assembled evaporative pattern from the work plane. In the molten metal pouring process, molten metal is poured into the sand mold. In the sand removal process, the sand is removed after the molten metal has solidified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Susumu Okabe, Masanori Sato, Masashi Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Nanba
  • Publication number: 20150036742
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image encoding/decoding technique that is capable of achieving the higher compression efficiency. An image encoding method comprises: an intra prediction step which performs intra prediction on a block basis to generate a predicted image; a subtraction step which calculates the difference in prediction between the predicted image generated by the intra prediction step and an original image; a frequency conversion step which performs frequency conversion processing for the difference in prediction; a quantization step which subjects the output of the frequency conversion step to quantization processing; and a variable-length encoding step which subjects the output of the quantization step to variable-length encoding processing; wherein the intra prediction encoding step predicts a target pixel to be encoded by use of pixel values of two reference pixels between which the target pixel to be encoded is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Tomokazu Murakami
  • Publication number: 20150018373
    Abstract: Provided is a compound having a melanin-concentrating hormone receptor antagonistic action and is useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of obesity and the like. A compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as defined in the specification, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hideyuki IGAWA, Masashi TAKAHASHI, Keiko KAKEGAWA, Minoru IKOMA, Jumpei AIDA
  • Publication number: 20150018363
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aromatic ring compound having a melanin-concentrating hormone receptor antagonistic action and useful as an agent for the prophylaxis or treatment of obesity and the like. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula wherein each symbol as defined in the specification, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Shizuo Kasai, Hideyuki Igawa, Masashi Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Keiko Kakegawa, Tsuneo Yasuma, Asato Kina, Jumpei Aida, Uttam Khamrai, Mrinalkanti Kundu
  • Publication number: 20140341294
    Abstract: An image encoding device that appropriately estimates a prediction vector by avoiding an uncoded macro block (MB) is disclosed. The device determines a start point of searching a motion vector for an encoding target region, from the prediction vector for the target region which is determined with motion vectors for surrounding blocks around the target region and in accordance with a predetermined rule, and starts searching for the motion vector from the search start point. If the size of the encoding target region cannot be acquired during calculation of the prediction vector, the device determines the size of the encoding target region, from the size of an encoded region other than the target region. If at least one of the motion vectors for the surrounding blocks cannot be acquired, the device calculates the prediction vector using alternatively a motion vector of an encoded block outside of the target region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Nobuhiro Chihara, Muneaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8867626
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image encoding/decoding technique that is capable of achieving the higher compression efficiency. An image encoding method comprises: an intra prediction step which performs intra prediction on a block basis to generate a predicted image; a subtraction step which calculates the difference in prediction between the predicted image generated by the intra prediction step and an original image; a frequency conversion step which performs frequency conversion processing for the difference in prediction; a quantization step which subjects the output of the frequency conversion step to quantization processing; and a variable-length encoding step which subjects the output of the quantization step to variable-length encoding processing; wherein the intra prediction encoding step predicts a target pixel to be encoded by use of pixel values of two reference pixels between which the target pixel to be encoded is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Tomokazu Murakami
  • Patent number: 8805218
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a photoconductive member, an intermediate transfer belt, a transfer and fixing belt, a fixing and pressing roller, and a heating device. The heating device heats a toner image on the transfer and fixing belt between a first toner image transfer position for transfer from the intermediate transfer belt onto the transfer and fixing belt and a second toner image transfer position for transfer from the transfer and fixing belt onto a sheet in a moving direction of a belt surface of the transfer and fixing belt and, at the same time, heats the sheet conveyed to the second toner image transfer position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Takeshi Watanabe, Shoko Shimmura
  • Patent number: 8798153
    Abstract: A method of decoding videos comprises the steps of performing, in respect of a decoding objective area of decoding objective frame, a motion search by using images of plural frames finished with decoding and deciding, on the basis of the result of the motion search, whether an image of the decoding objective area is to be generated through an interpolation process or a decoded image is to be generated through motion compensation using data included in an encoding stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohei Saito, Masashi Takahashi, Muneaki Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Ito, Koichi Hamada
  • Patent number: 8752612
    Abstract: A lightweight metal mold having a necessary hardness is realized. A plurality of bar-shaped members formed of an evaporative material and a plurality of connecting members formed of an evaporative material are prepared. Each of the connecting members has a spherical shape, and ends of a plurality of the bar-shaped members can be connected to each connecting member. Since a fixing angle of each bar-shaped member with respect to the connecting member can be adjusted freely, a three-dimensional mesh structure having various shapes can be formed. By combining the plurality of bar-shaped members and the plurality of connecting members, an evaporative pattern including the three-dimensional mesh structure can be assembled. By adjusting the shape of the three-dimensional mesh structure, the hardness necessary for the metal mold can be obtained, and the metal mold can be made lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Masashi Takahashi, Mikine Katagiri, Akiji Kato, Sohei Mizutani, Kenichi Shichida, Tsuyoshi Nanba, Susumu Okabe, Isao Nojiri
  • Publication number: 20140146888
    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: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi TAKAHASHI, Muneaki YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140128154
    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: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX (also trading as SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
    Inventors: Tomoya Asano, Masashi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140119431
    Abstract: Provided is a video encoding device having an AFF-mode-determining unit (140) for determining the AFF mode when an input image is an interlaced image, and a video encoding unit (110) for encoding the input image depending on a result of the mode determination obtained from the AFF-mode-determining unit (140). The AFF-mode-determining unit (140) makes a determination combining: a mode determination result based on each of a texture value when an image is treated as a field and a frame, or based on an equivalent object; and a mode determination result based on the ease of predicting a motion vector in both encodings estimated with reference to a previously obtained movement vector, or based on the cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Chihara, Masashi Takahashi, Muneaki Yhamaguch
  • Patent number: 8711936
    Abstract: A motion picture recording apparatus that includes a similar-motion-area setup unit which sets up blocks having a similar motion vector as a similar motion area, the similar motion vector being included in motion vectors calculated by a block-based motion search unit. The recording apparatus also includes a representative-motion-vector calculation unit which calculates a representative motion vector by use of a motion vector provided by each block included in the similar motion area. The recording apparatus further includes a selection unit which selects either the representative motion vector or the motion vector provided by each block, which is to be used for each block in the similar motion area. The recording apparatus also includes an encoder which performs coding processing using the selected motion vector and a prediction picture, for each block in the similar motion area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ito, Tomokazu Murakami, Isao Karube, Masashi Takahashi, Yuto Komatsu