Patents by Inventor Masaya Okada

Masaya Okada 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: 20220135065
    Abstract: A notification control device includes an occupant state identifying unit, a behavior change obtaining unit, and a notification processing unit. The occupant state identifying unit is configured to identify a state of an occupant of the vehicle among a plurality of states. The behavior change obtaining unit is configured to obtain an imminent behavior change of the vehicle during the automated driving. The notification processing unit is configured to cause a notification device to notify the occupant of the imminent behavior change when the imminent behavior change obtained by the behavior change obtaining unit satisfies a notification condition. The notification condition is set for each of the plurality of states. The notification condition for a first distracted state categorized into a distracted group is different from the notification condition for a second distracted state categorized into the distracted group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventor: MASAYA OKADA
  • Patent number: 11285077
    Abstract: A blood collection device including a flow path to flow blood by capillary action capable of collecting a large amount of blood is provided. The blood collection device includes an introduction inlet 23 for introducing the blood of the subject M, a substrate 20 connected to the introduction inlet 23 and including a flow path 25 to flow the blood by capillary action, and a cooling body 30 for cooling the flow path 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayato Tagawa, Junko Kojima, Nobuyasu Hori, Kenji Akama, Masaya Okada, Kunpeng Cai, Samiko Hosoya, Shigeki Iwanaga
  • Publication number: 20210394779
    Abstract: A road shape recognizer includes a peripheral information recognizer that recognizes at least two items of peripheral information based on an output of a periphery detector. A reliability assigner assigns a reliability level to each of the peripheral information. A point sequence generator generates and places a point sequence representing a shape of a road on which the own vehicle travels, based on at least two items of peripheral information and the reliability level. The point sequence generator generates and places a point sequence by generating and placing points one by one toward a distant place from a point located at a prescribed relative position to the own vehicle. The point sequence generator generates and places the next point corresponding to an amount of change in shape and a position of a point generated and placed at the end of the point sequence. The amount of change in shape is represented by the peripheral information and determined per section having a prescribed distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Masaya OKADA, Takumi UEMATSU, Tatsuya NAMIKIRI, Naru SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210357663
    Abstract: A road recognition device includes a surroundings recognition section recognizing, as surroundings information, at least one of a shape of a roadside object and a travel history of another vehicle, a reliability setting section setting reliability of the surroundings information, a reference line setting section preferentially using surroundings information having higher reliability to determine a reference line of an own lane, and an output section outputting the reference line. When a direction indicator is in operation, the reliability setting section sets reliability of the surroundings information for a direction opposite to a direction indicated by the direction indicator so as to be lower. When the direction indicator is in operation, and the vehicle is traveling in a lane-change prohibition section, the reliability setting section sets reliability of the surroundings information including at least one of the shape of the roadside object and the travel history so as to be lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Masaya OKADA, Takumi UEMATSU
  • Patent number: 11120277
    Abstract: In an apparatus for recognizing a road shape of a travel route of a first vehicle, a surrounding environment recognizer repeatedly recognizes, as surroundings information, at least shapes of roadside objects or travel histories of second vehicles that are vehicles other than the first vehicle, located around the first vehicle in a travel direction of the first vehicle. A sequence-of-point estimator repeatedly estimates, using the surroundings information, a reference line connecting a sequence of points that represent the road shape of the travel route in the travel direction of the first vehicle. A first lane boundary setter repeatedly sets a first lane boundary that is a boundary of a lane of the first vehicle, located at a first distance from the reference line to a respective one of the left and the right of the first vehicle in a vehicle-widthwise direction of the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Okada, Takumi Uematsu
  • Patent number: 11112404
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for obtaining information of a test substance, the method including: forming a complex by causing a capture substance to bind to a test substance in a specimen; selectively collecting at least the complex from the specimen; immobilizing the complex collected from the specimen, onto a base plate; and obtaining information regarding a structure of the test substance from the complex immobilized on the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Akama, Toshihiro Watanabe, Masaya Okada, Kazuto Yamashita, Akshay Ganguly, Shigeki Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 11097724
    Abstract: In an apparatus for controlling travel of an own vehicle which is a vehicle carrying the apparatus, an information acquirer is configured to acquire information regarding a target around the own vehicle from a target detector. A controller is configured to, if determining, using the target information acquired by the information acquirer, that if travel of the own vehicle is continued in accordance with a collision avoidance trajectory determined to avoid a collision with an object located on a roadway ahead of the own vehicle, the own vehicle is likely to collide with the object or another object, change a setting of a driving state of the own vehicle so as to avoid or reduce a likelihood of the collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Maeda, Shunya Kumano, Masaya Okada, Takaharu Oguri, Keiji Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20210255191
    Abstract: Disclosed is: a fluorescent dye comprising a compound, a tautomer of the compound, or a salt of the compound or the tautomer; a labeled composite substance comprising the fluorescent dye and a composite substance which are bonded to each other; a composition containing the fluorescent dye or the labeled composite substance; and a method for acquiring information about a substance of interest by a super-resolution microscopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicants: Eisai R&D Management Co., Ltd., SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki HARA, Takafumi Motoki, Yuji Kazuta, Yoshihiko Norimine, Hiroyuki Amino, Masatoshi Suganuma, Shingo Fujiyama, Kazuto Yamashita, Masaya Okada, Yoichi Nishikawa, Shigeki Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 11068735
    Abstract: A reliability calculation apparatus calculates a reliability of a recognized object that is recognized as being present on a route on which a vehicle travels. The reliability of the recognized object is used for driving control of the vehicle. In the reliability calculation apparatus, a provisional reliability calculating unit determines a feature quantity of each of a plurality of recognized objects, selects a plurality of pairs of recognized objects from the plurality of recognized objects, determines a difference in feature quantity of each pair of recognized objects, and calculates a reliability that decreases as the difference in feature quantity increases as a provisional reliability of each pair of recognized objects. An integrated reliability calculating unit calculates an integrated reliability of each recognized object from the provisional reliabilities of the plurality of pairs of recognized objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Okada, Shunya Kumano, Hiroaki Niino, Mitsuhiro Tokimasa, Takumi Uematsu
  • Patent number: 11042759
    Abstract: A roadside object recognition apparatus recognizes a roadside object that is present on a travel route on which an own vehicle travels. The roadside object is used for driving control of the vehicle. In the roadside object recognition apparatus, a reflection point acquiring unit acquires, using a radar that emits electromagnetic waves, a reflection-point group of reflection points of the electromagnetic waves reflected by an object that is present on the travel route. An image acquiring unit acquires an image of the travel route using a camera. A reflection point correcting unit corrects the reflection-point group by removing an erroneous reflection point that is determined to be highly likely not to be a reflection point of a roadside object from the reflection-point group through image processing of the image. A shape recognizing unit recognizes a shape of the roadside object using the corrected reflection-point group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Okada, Shunya Kumano, Takumi Uematsu, Mitsuhiro Tokimasa
  • Publication number: 20210066065
    Abstract: A method of forming a silicon nitride passivation film on a nitride semiconductor layer is comprising steps of, introducing a substrate including the nitride semiconductor layer into a reaction furnace, replacing an atmosphere in the reaction furnace from air to an ammonia (NH3) atmosphere or to a hydrogen (H2) atmosphere, raising a temperature in the reaction furnace to a first temperature, maintaining both the temperature in the reaction furnace at the first temperature and the atmosphere in the reaction furnace at the NH3 atmosphere or the H2 atmosphere for three minutes or more, lowering the temperature in the reaction furnace to a second temperature lower than the first temperature, and forming the silicon nitride passivation film by supplying dichlorosilane (SiH2Cl2) into the reaction furnace under the first pressure of 100 Pa or less in the reaction furnace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhide SUMIYOSHI, Masaya OKADA, Kazutaka INOUE, Takumi YONEMURA
  • Patent number: 10904491
    Abstract: A method according to one or more aspects may control a microscope system including an imaging unit configured to image a sample, and a display unit including a first display region and a second display region. The method may include: sequentially displaying, in the first display region, first images sequentially captured by the imaging unit; and displaying, in the second display region, a second image generated based on information extracted from the sequentially captured first images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Okada, Shigeki Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 10853949
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a technology which adaptively switches video analysis methods according to a congestion situation within a video, and which carries out a suitable video analysis by a limited computational volume. Provided is an image processing device 100, wherein a congestion estimation unit 102 estimates a congestion situation within a video which is acquired from an image input unit 101. A control unit 103 switches methods for video analysis according to the congestion situation. In a situation of low congestion, an image analysis unit for use in normal situations 105 carries out the video analysis by a basic method. In a situation of high congestion, an image analysis unit for use in congested situations 106 carries out a high-precision video analysis, such as an analysis which spans a plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Komiya, Muneaki Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Nakakita, Kazunari Iwanaga, Junichi Togashi, Yohei Akimoto, Masaya Okada, Atsushi Sassa, Wataru Ito
  • Publication number: 20200268068
    Abstract: A clothing article that at least partially covers at least one selected from among (i) a lower limb and (ii) an upper limb, including: a plurality of heat-retaining parts having a higher heat-retaining property than other parts of the clothing article, the plurality of heat-retaining parts including at least one of the following groups: (i) a knee part, a heel part, and a digital part for a lower limb; and (ii) a wrist part, an elbow part, and a digital part for an upper limb, a heat release part being provided to (i) at least one digital part, among the digital part for the lower limb and the digital part for the upper limb, which at least one digital part is included in the clothing article or (ii) a part adjacent to the at least one digital part, the heat release part having greater breathability than other parts of the clothing article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya OKADA, Masahiro SAWADA, Tomoya SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10732095
    Abstract: A particle imaging device comprises a flow cell, a light source, an irradiation optical system configured to form a light sheet on the flow cell, a light collecting optical system and an imaging element. The sheet surface of the light sheet is perpendicular to the exterior side surface of the flow cell to which the light is entered from the light source. The sheet surface of the light sheet is inclined at a predetermined angle that is not perpendicular to the flow direction of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Okada, Shigeki Iwanaga
  • Publication number: 20200117921
    Abstract: In an apparatus for recognizing a road shape of a travel route of a first vehicle, a surrounding environment recognizer repeatedly recognizes, as surroundings information, at least shapes of roadside objects or travel histories of second vehicles that are vehicles other than the first vehicle, located around the first vehicle in a travel direction of the first vehicle. A sequence-of-point estimator repeatedly estimates, using the surroundings information, a reference line connecting a sequence of points that represent the road shape of the travel route in the travel direction of the first vehicle. A first lane boundary setter repeatedly sets a first lane boundary that is a boundary of a lane of the first vehicle, located at a first distance from the reference line to a respective one of the left and the right of the first vehicle in a vehicle-widthwise direction of the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya OKADA, Takumi UEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20200106993
    Abstract: A method according to one or more aspects may control a microscope system including an imaging unit configured to image a sample, and a display unit including a first display region and a second display region. The method may include: sequentially displaying, in the first display region, first images sequentially captured by the imaging unit; and displaying, in the second display region, a second image generated based on information extracted from the sequentially captured first images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya OKADA, Shigeki IWANAGA
  • Publication number: 20200103347
    Abstract: A microscope apparatus includes: a sample setting unit in which a sample is set; an imaging unit configured to image the sample set in the sample setting unit; a housing unit on which the sample setting unit is arranged, and which is configured to internally accommodate the imaging unit; a first light source configured to irradiate light for fluorescence excitation on the sample in the sample setting unit; a first cover configured to be movable to a first position that covers the sample setting unit and a second position that opens the sample setting unit; and a second cover configured to be movable within the first cover; and a second light source arranged in a space covered with the second cover and configured to irradiate light on the sample in the sample setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya OKADA, Shigeki IWANAGA
  • Patent number: 10604731
    Abstract: Provided is a cell analyzer including: a light source unit configured to apply light to test cells each containing first substances which are bound to first fluorescent dyes and which serve as an index for therapeutic strategy judgement; an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of fluorescence caused by the light; a processing unit configured to process the image obtained by the image capturing unit; and a display unit configured to display a process result obtained by the processing unit, wherein the processing unit obtains a first image by performing an inactivation process of quenching the first fluorescent dyes, an activation process of activating a part of the first fluorescent dyes that have been quenched, and an image capturing process of capturing, by means of the image capturing unit, an image of the fluorescence by applying light from the light source unit to each test cell; extracts bright points based on the first fluorescent dyes on the basis of the first image; classifies the extra
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanako Masumoto, Takuya Kubo, Shigeki Iwanaga, Masaya Okada
  • Patent number: 10585275
    Abstract: Disclosed is a microscope device that includes: a sample placement unit on which a sample is set; an imaging unit configured to take an image of the sample that is set on the sample placement unit; a case in which the sample placement unit is provided and the imaging unit is disposed; a display unit configured to display the image taken by the imaging unit; and a moving unit, provided integrally with the display unit, configured to be movable relative to the sample placement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Okada, Shigeki Iwanaga