Patents by Inventor Masatoshi Shibata

Masatoshi Shibata 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: 20210078035
    Abstract: A coating method, includes: rotating a substrate at a first rotation speed while supplying a film-forming liquid to a center of a front surface of the substrate; stopping the supply of the film-forming liquid before the film-forming liquid supplied to the front surface of the substrate reaches an outer periphery of the substrate; continuing to rotate the substrate at a second rotation speed after the supply of the film-forming liquid is stopped; and supplying a cooling fluid, which is a gas-liquid mixture, to an outer peripheral portion of a rear surface of the substrate during a supply period for the substrate including at least a part of a period from a time when the supply of the film-forming liquid is stopped to a time when the rotation of the substrate at the second rotation speed is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Yusaku HASHIMOTO, Masatoshi KAWAKITA, Daiki SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10943561
    Abstract: The image data display system according to the present invention makes it possible to comprehend a global distribution of measurement values and a change in details of the measurement values simultaneously. In the present invention, a color information conversion unit converts the measurement values to color information for representing the global distribution of the measurement values. A detail extraction unit extracts detail information of the measurement values from the measurement values. A detail adjustment unit adjusts the strength of detail information and generates adjusted detail information. A color information adding unit adds color information on the basis of the adjusted detail information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: NEC Corporation, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takashi Shibata, Masayuki Tanaka, Masatoshi Okutomi
  • Patent number: 10943339
    Abstract: The present invention enables a high-quality filtered image to be generated even from multimodal and multispectral images containing positional deviations. An image perturbation part generates a perturbed guide image group comprising first to K-th perturbed guide images obtained by deforming a guide image. A filtering part generates a filtered image group comprising first to K-th filtered images by applying first to K-th filtering processing to a target image by using the perturbed guide image group. A reliability calculation part calculates a reliability group comprising first to K-th reliabilities for the first to K-th filtered images of the filtered image group on the basis of first to K-th correlation values between the first to K-th perturbed guide images and the target image. A weight optimization part generates, on the basis of the first to K-th reliabilities, a weight group comprising first to K-th weights to be respectively used when compositing the first to K-th filtered images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: NEC CORPORATION, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takashi Shibata, Masatoshi Okutomi, Masayuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200325072
    Abstract: An oxide sintered body is characterized in that it comprises an oxide including an In element, a Zn element, a Sn element and a Y element and that a sintered body density is equal to or more than 100.00% of a theoretical density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi INOUE, Futoshi UTSUNO, Shigekazu TOMAI, Masatoshi SHIBATA, Mami ITOSE
  • Publication number: 20200286254
    Abstract: An image recognition device includes: an image processing device that acquires a feature amount from an image; and an identification device that determines whether a prescribed identification object is present in the image, and identifies the identification object. The identification device includes a BNN that has learned the identification object in advance, and performs identification processing by performing a binary calculation with the BNN on the feature amount acquired by the image processing device. Then, the identification device selects a portion effective for identification from among high-dimensional feature amounts output by the image processing device to reduce the dimensions used in identification processing, and copies low-dimensional feature amounts output by the image processing device to increase dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD., KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo YAMADA, Ryuya MURAMATSU, Masatoshi SHIBATA, Hakaru TAMUKOH, Shuichi ENOKIDA, Yuta YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200279166
    Abstract: An image recognition device includes: an image processing device that acquires a feature amount from an image; and an identification device that determines whether a prescribed identification object is present in the image, and identifies the identification object. The identification device includes a BNN that has learned the identification object in advance, and performs identification processing by performing a binary calculation with the BNN on the feature amount acquired by the image processing device. Then, the identification device selects a portion effective for identification from among high-dimensional feature amounts output by the image processing device to reduce the dimensions used in identification processing, and copies low-dimensional feature amounts output by the image processing device to increase dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicants: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD., KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo YAMADA, Ryuya MURAMATSU, Masatoshi SHIBATA, Hakaru TAMUKOH, Shuichi ENOKIDA, Yuta YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200242425
    Abstract: A spatio-temporal image recognition device includes spatio-temporal image data generation units for converting moving-image data which continuously holds spatial information and temporal information to spatio-temporal image data, and they scan the moving-image data on scanning paths different from each other. The spatio-temporal image data generation units generate spatio-temporal image data scanned on the scanning paths different from each other and output them to an image recognition unit. The image recognition unit generates two-dimensional feature maps by individual convolution process of the spatio-temporal image data and then, integrates them, analyzes them by a neural network, and outputs an image recognition result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicants: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD., KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo YAMADA, Ryuya MURAMATSU, Masatoshi SHIBATA, Shuichi ENOKIDA, Yuto KAI
  • Patent number: 10699455
    Abstract: An image processing system in which, in order to easily analyze input images acquired by sensors, output image quality is improved so that is suitable for a user. It includes: a gradient calculation unit that calculates a desired gradient based on input images; an indication function calculation unit that calculates an indication function for the input images, the indication function defining a range that can be taken by an output image and pixel values of a reference image; a pixel value renewal unit that renews pixel values of one of the input images so as to approximate the desired gradient to produce a renewed image; and a pixel value constraint unit that updates pixel values of the renewed image so as to fall within the range that can be taken by the output image and to approximate the pixel values of the reference image, to thereby obtain the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: NEC CORPORATION, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takashi Shibata, Masayuki Tanaka, Masatoshi Okutomi
  • Publication number: 20200160043
    Abstract: An image recognition device executes a Hilbert scan of frame image data constituting moving-image data to generate one-dimensional spatial image data, and further arrays the one-dimensional spatial image data in a time direction to generate two-dimensional spatio-temporal image data that holds spatial information and temporal information. The image recognition device converts the moving-image data into the two-dimensional spatio-temporal image data while holding the spatial and temporal information. By means of a CNN unit, the image recognition device executes a convolution process wherein a two-dimensional filter is used on the spatio-temporal image data to image-recognize a behavior of a pedestrian who is a recognition object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD., KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo YAMADA, Ryuya MURAMATSU, Masatoshi SHIBATA, Shuichi ENOKIDA
  • Publication number: 20200140337
    Abstract: A sintered oxide contains In element, Y element, and Ga element at respective atomic ratios as defined in formulae (1) to (3) below, 0.80?In/(In+Y+Ga)?0.96??(1), 0.02?Y/(In+Y+Ga)?0.10??(2), and 0.02?Ga/(In+Y+Ga)?0.10??(3), and Al element at an atomic ratio as defined in a formula (4) below, 0.005?Al/(In+Y+Ga+Al)?0.07??(4), where In, Y, Ga, and Al in the formulae represent the number of atoms of the In element, Y element, Ga element, and Al element in the sintered oxide, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi INOUE, Masatoshi SHIBATA, Emi KAWASHIMA, Yuki TSURUMA, Shigekazu TOMAI
  • Publication number: 20200074604
    Abstract: The present invention enables a high-quality filtered image to be generated even from multi modal and multispectral images containing positional deviations. An image perturbation part generates a perturbed guide image group comprising first to K-th perturbed guide images obtained by deforming a guide image. A filtering part generates a filtered image group comprising first to K-th filtered images by applying first to K-th filtering processing to a target image by using the perturbed guide image group. A reliability calculation part calculates a reliability group comprising first to K-th reliabilities for the first to K-th filtered images of the filtered image group on the basis of first to K-th correlation values between the first to K-th perturbed guide images and the target image. A weight optimization part generates, on the basis of the first to K-th reliabilities, a weight group comprising first to K-th weights to be respectively used when compositing the first to K-th filtered images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicants: NEC Corporation, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takashi SHIBATA, Masatoshi OKUTOMI, Masayuki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20200052130
    Abstract: A sintered oxide includes an In2O3 crystal, and a crystal A whose diffraction peak is in an incidence angle (2?) range defined by (A) to (F) below as measured by X-ray (Cu—K ? ray) diffraction measurement: 31.0 to 34.0 degrees . . . (A); 36.0 to 39.0 degrees . . . (B); 50.0 to 54.0 degrees . . . (C); 53.0 to 57.0 degrees . . . (D); 9.0 to 11.0 degrees . . . (E); and 19.0 to 21.0 degrees . . . (F).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi INOUE, Masatoshi SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20200005467
    Abstract: An image processing device has a function for plotting a luminance gradient co-occurrence pair of an image on a feature plane and applying an EM algorithm to form a GMM. The device learns a pedestrian image and creates a GMM, subsequently learns a background image and creates a GMM, and calculates a difference between the two and generates a GMM for relearning based on the calculation. The device plots a sample that conforms to the GMM for relearning on the feature plane by applying an inverse function theorem. The device forms a GMM that represents the distribution of samples at a designated mixed number and thereby forms a standard GMM that serves as a standard for image recognition. When this mixed number is set to less than a mixed number designated earlier, the dimensions with which an image is analyzed are reduced, making it possible to reduce calculation costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD., KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo YAMADA, Kazuhiro KUNO, Masatoshi SHIBATA, Shuichi ENOKIDA, Hiromichi OHTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20190392249
    Abstract: An image processing device converts an image that is a recognition object image to high-resolution, medium-resolution, and low-resolution images. The device sets the pixel of interest of the high-resolution image, and votes the co-occurrence in a gradient direction with offset pixels, the co-occurrence in the gradient direction pixels in the medium-resolution image, and the co-occurrence in the gradient direction pixels in the low-resolution image, to a co-occurrence matrix. The device creates such a co-occurrence matrix for each pixel combination and for each resolution. The device executes the process on each of the pixels of the high-resolution image, and creates a co-occurrence histogram wherein the elements of a plurality of co-occurrence matrices are arranged in a line. The device normalizes the co-occurrence histogram and extracts, as a feature quantity of the image, a vector quantity having as a component a frequency resulting from the normalization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicants: EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD., KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo YAMADA, Kazuhiro KUNO, Masatoshi SHIBATA, Shuichi ENOKIDA, Hakaru TAMUKOH
  • Publication number: 20190378933
    Abstract: An oxide semiconductor film contains In, Ga, and Sn at respective atomic ratios of 0.01?Ga/(In+Ga+Sn)?0.30 . . . (1), 0.01?Sn/(In+Ga+Sn)?0.40 . . . (2), and 0.55?In/(In+Ga+Sn)?0.98 . . . (3), and a rare-earth element X at an atomic ratio of 0.03?X/(In+Ga+Sn+X)?0.25 . . . (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi INOUE, Masatoshi SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10493429
    Abstract: From a view pint of decreasing an out of spec product after surface crosslinking, particularly, when an alkylene carbonate compound is used as a surface crosslinking agent, influence due to an air temperature is great, and it is necessary to reduce ethylene glycol which is produced as a byproduct. There is provided a process for producing a polyacrylic acid (salt)-based water absorbent resin powder, comprising storing a non-polymerized organic compound being a raw material (modified raw material) of a water absorbent resin powder in a heated state, thereafter, mixing the non-polymerized organic compound with other compound at a predetermined ratio and, further, mixing the mixture into a water absorbent resin powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kozo Nogi, Masatoshi Nakamura, Hirofumi Shibata, Koji Honda, Yusuke Watanabe, Satoshi Matsumoto, Reiko Nakatsuru, Kunihiko Ishizaki
  • Publication number: 20190348505
    Abstract: An oxide semiconductor film contains In, Ga, and Sn at respective atomic ratios satisfying formulae (1) to (3): 0.01?Ga/(In+Ga+Sn)?0.30 . . . (1); 0.01?Sn/(In+Ga+Sn)?0.40 . . . (2); and 0.55?In/(In+Ga+Sn)?0.98 . . . (3), and Al at an atomic ratio satisfying a formula (4): 0.05?Al/(In+Ga+Sn+Al)?0.30 . . . (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi INOUE, Masatoshi SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10416048
    Abstract: A collecting apparatus comprises: a housing which is long and includes a housing space capable of housing a collecting member, the housing having formed therein an inflow port and an outflow port; a gas flow generator that generates a gas flow within the housing space; and a holding portion that holds the collecting member in a position that the gas flow flows, the inflow port being formed on a more upstream side than the collecting member held by the holding portion, and the outflow port being formed on a more downstream side than the collecting member held by the holding portion, and the outflow port opening toward the downstream side such that air that has flowed out from the outflow port flows along a housing outer surface on a more downstream side than the outflow port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Sibata Scientific Technology Ltd., Veritas System Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Shibata, Yoshihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190221057
    Abstract: A vehicle inspection device includes an inspection processing section and a communication processing section. The inspection processing section includes an inspection control section that generates a first communication request or a second communication request based on an inspection program, a communication request transmission buffer that stores the first communication request, and a transmission buffer for high-speed communication that stores the second communication request. The communication processing section transmits the first communication request to an ECU to be inspected and transmits the second communication request to an ECU on which writing is to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Masatoshi Shibata, Yumeki Yui, Naoki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190218145
    Abstract: An oxide sintered body includes a bixbyite phase represented by In2O3, and a garnet phase represented by Y3In2Ga3O12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi INOUE, Shigekazu TOMAI, Masatoshi SHIBATA, Motohiro TAKESHIMA