Patents by Inventor Masayuki Kubo

Masayuki Kubo 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: 11558936
    Abstract: A microwave treatment apparatus includes a treatment chamber, a microwave supply, and a resonator unit. The treatment chamber is surrounded by a plurality of walls, and accommodates a heating target. The microwave supply supplies a microwave to the treatment chamber. The resonator unit is provided on one wall of the plurality of walls, and the resonator unit has a resonance frequency in a frequency band of the microwave. In this embodiment, the impedance of the surface of the resonator unit can be changed by controlling the frequency of the microwave supplied to the treatment chamber. This makes it possible to control the standing wave distribution within the treatment chamber, that is, the microwave energy distribution within the treatment chamber. As a result, in the cases where a plurality of heating targets need to be heated simultaneously, desired dielectric heating is conducted for each of the heating targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Yoshino, Masayuki Kubo, Osamu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Suga
  • Publication number: 20220373939
    Abstract: An intermediate transfer body includes a base layer and a surface layer disposed on the base layer, in which surface layer includes a sea-island structure that includes a sea phase and an island phase, in which the sea phase includes a resin, the island phase including an organopolysiloxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroaki TANAKA, Shigeru FUKUDA, Kenta YAMAKOSHI, Yosuke KUBO, Masayuki SEKO
  • Publication number: 20220309273
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire a form image that is obtained from reading of a form in which form information including at least one of a predetermined item or an item value is written, extract the form information from the acquired form image, identify a reference form corresponding to the form image from the extracted form information, correct a revised position using a difference between a position of form information, of which a corresponding reference position is not revised, of the extracted form information and a reference position corresponding to the position, in a case where the reference position of form information of the reference form is revised to the revised position by user's designation, and extract the form information at the corrected revised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Masayuki YAMAGUCHI, Shusaku KUBO, Jun ANDO, Yusuke SUZUKI, Fumi KOSAKA, Shigeru OKADA
  • Publication number: 20220311889
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire plural scanned images obtained by scanning a bundle of paper media including a plural standard document bundles each of which is a set of a standard document and a related document related to the standard document, extract a title from the plural scanned images, extract, from the plural scanned images, an identifier that is assigned to be common within one standard document bundle and to be different between different standard document bundles, and divide the plural scanned images into bundles such that a scanned image from which the title is extracted is set as a bundle head, scanned images having the same identifier are included in the same bundle, and scanned images having different identifiers are included in different bundles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Fumi KOSAKA, Shigeru OKADA, Shusaku KUBO, Yusuke SUZUKI, Masayuki YAMAGUCHI, Jun ANDO
  • Publication number: 20220309227
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire specific document data, and in a case where the specific document data includes a text code string, output the text code string included in the specific document data as input data for processing executed by outputting a text code string obtained by text recognition of document data in a predetermined format, in the predetermined format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shigeru OKADA, Shusaku KUBO, Fumi KOSAKA, Yusuke SUZUKI, Masayuki YAMAGUCHI, Jun ANDO
  • Publication number: 20220280092
    Abstract: A biological electrode capable of realizing good contact with a skin of a subject for detection. The biological electrode includes an electrode member, a support shaft member for supporting the electrode member, a frame member for slidably holding the support shaft member in an axial direction thereof, and an elastic member for biasing the electrode member toward the outside in the axial direction of the support shaft member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Goki OKADA, Takahiro HAYASHI, Akira FUNAHASHI, Masayuki KUBO
  • Publication number: 20220269898
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a processor configured to: execute, as preprocessing prior to character recognition, image conversion processing for a document that is a target of the character recognition, the image conversion processing having been determined in advance for each of attributes in the document or for each of regions in the document, the regions having been determined in advance according to a document type; and execute processing of executing the character recognition for the document that has been subjected to the image conversion processing to output a result of the character recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shusaku KUBO, Kunihiko KOBAYASHI, Shigeru OKADA, Fumi KOSAKA, Jun ANDO, Masanori YOSHIZUKA, Yusuke SUZUKI, Masayuki YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220259634
    Abstract: This invention is intended to identify a gene cluster involved in biosynthesis of a cyclic peptide compound produced by a filamentous fungus of the Curvularia species and to establish a system for synthesizing such cyclic peptide compound. The gene is composed of a first module to a tenth module and encodes a protein having activity of synthesizing a nonribosomal peptide constituting a basic peptide backbone of a cyclic peptide compound produced by a filamentous fungus of the Curvularia species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi KUBO, Masayuki MACHIDA, Maiko UMEMURA, Keietsu ABE, Akira YOSHIMI, Tomonori FUJIOKA, Shigenari YAMAGUCHI, Kiyoshi KAWAI
  • Patent number: 11395381
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated, a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves, a wave guide tube configured to guide the microwaves to the heating chamber, and an electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device that is provided in a two-dimensional region located in at least a part of a wall face within the heating chamber. The electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device has a plurality of metal pieces arranged to fill a predetermined two-dimensional region, and a switch provided between two metal pieces adjacent to each other among the plurality of metal pieces. The switch is connected to the two metal pieces adjacent to each other through two conductors each of which is provided on a corresponding one of the two metal pieces adjacent to each other, and smaller than the two metal pieces adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Kubo, Koji Yoshino, Masafumi Sadahira, Osamu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Suga
  • Patent number: 11382187
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated, a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves, a wave guide tube configured to guide the microwaves to the heating chamber, and an electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device provided in a predetermined two-dimensional region within the heating chamber. The electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device has a plurality of metal pieces and a plurality of switches. The plurality of metal pieces are arranged to fill the predetermined two-dimensional region. The plurality of switches connect the plurality of metal pieces with one another. A serially connected row of metal pieces is configured by connecting one metal piece among the plurality of metal pieces to at most two metal pieces adjacent to the one metal piece through at least two of the plurality of switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Sadahira, Koji Yoshino, Masayuki Kubo, Osamu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Suga
  • Publication number: 20210401315
    Abstract: There are provided a maternal and fetal monitoring device and a display device for monitoring device including fetal heart rate acquisition means configured to acquire a fetal heart rate, labor pain intensity acquisition means configured to acquire a maternal labor pain intensity, fetal bioelectric signal acquisition means configured to acquire a fetal bioelectric signal, and display means capable of simultaneously displaying a cardiotocogram that displays the fetal heart rate and the labor pain intensity side by side on the same time axis over time as a graph and a fetal bioelectric signal diagram displaying the fetal bioelectric signal, and optimizing and displaying, together with the cardiotocogram, the fetal bioelectric signal diagram and the like closely related to these pieces of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiko SUDO, Naoko ODAGIRI, Kazunari OOWADA, Masayuki KUBO, Yoshikatsu SONE, Ichiro MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 11153943
    Abstract: A rotating antenna (105a) includes: a ceiling surface (109) and a side-wall surface (110) that constitute a waveguide structure (108); and a horn (113) that radiates a microwave into a heating chamber. The rotating antenna (105a) further includes a flange (112) that is formed on a periphery of the side-wall surface (110) so as to face a bottom surface (111), which is an inner wall surface of the heating chamber, and so as to surround the side-wall surface (110). The flange (112) has choke sections (117) that reduce a leakage of the microwave. This configuration can generate a relatively low impedance region so as to surround the side-wall surface (110), thereby enhancing a leakage reducing performance of the rotating antenna (105a) and increasing directivity of the microwave radiated from the rotating antenna (105a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Sadahira, Koji Yoshino, Masayuki Kubo, Yoshiharu Omori
  • Publication number: 20210161455
    Abstract: Provided are a fetal electrocardiographic signal processing method and a fetal electrocardiographic signal processing device that can appropriately select a signal reliably including a fetal electrocardiographic component from a plurality of signals separated by independent component analysis with reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiko SUDO, Naoko ODAGIRI, Kazunari OOWADA, Yoshikatsu SONE, Masayuki KUBO, Ichiro MATSUBARA
  • Patent number: 10939512
    Abstract: The present invention includes a directional coupler that detects at least part of a reflected wave inside a waveguide. When an object to be heated is absent, a reflected wave is strong, because there is nothing to absorb a microwave. When the object is present, the reflected wave is weak, because the microwave is absorbed by the object. As a quantity of the object becomes greater, a larger amount of microwave is absorbed by the object, and thus the reflected wave is weakened. It is thus possible to determine the quantity of the object from a reflected wave detection amount detected by the directional coupler without using a detector that detects a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Sadahira, Koji Yoshino, Masayuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 10912165
    Abstract: The present invention has a configuration of controlling a motor so as to stop a radiation antenna when the radiation antenna faces in a direction in which a reflected wave detection amount is minimized and to stop the radiation antenna when the radiation antenna faces in a different direction different from the direction in which the reflected wave detection amount is minimized. According to this configuration, first, the radiation antenna stops when facing in the direction in which the reflected wave detection amount is minimized. This extends a heating time under the most efficient condition, improving a heating efficiency in comparison with when the radiation antenna constantly rotates. Second, the radiation antenna stops when facing in the different directions. This causes uneven heating when the radiation antenna faces in the direction in which the reflected wave detection amount is minimized as well as when the radiation antenna faces in the different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Yoshino, Masafumi Sadahira, Masayuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 10880960
    Abstract: There are provided heating chamber, and reflection angle control device provided on upper wall configuring at least part of walls of heating chamber and configured to control a reflection angle of a microwave to control standing wave distribution in heating chamber. Reflection angle control device controls the reflection angle of the microwave when the microwave radiated from microwave radiation device is not directly absorbed into heating target but is reflected by the wall. Standing wave distribution in heating chamber can thus be controlled to be different from ordinary distribution for improvement in local heating performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Yoshino, Yoshiharu Oomori, Masafumi Sadahira, Masayuki Kubo, Osamu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Suga
  • Publication number: 20200163173
    Abstract: A microwave treatment apparatus includes a treatment chamber, a microwave supply, and a resonator unit. The treatment chamber is surrounded by a plurality of walls, and accommodates a heating target. The microwave supply supplies a microwave to the treatment chamber. The resonator unit is provided on one wall of the plurality of walls, and the resonator unit has a resonance frequency in a frequency band of the microwave. In this embodiment, the impedance of the surface of the resonator unit can be changed by controlling the frequency of the microwave supplied to the treatment chamber. This makes it possible to control the standing wave distribution within the treatment chamber, that is, the microwave energy distribution within the treatment chamber. As a result, in the cases where a plurality of heating targets need to be heated simultaneously, desired dielectric heating is conducted for each of the heating targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: KOJI YOSHINO, MASAYUKI KUBO, OSAMU HASHIMOTO, RYOSUKE SUGA
  • Publication number: 20190373686
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated, a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves, a wave guide tube configured to guide the microwaves to the heating chamber, and an electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device provided in a predetermined two-dimensional region within the heating chamber. The electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device has a plurality of metal pieces and a plurality of switches. The plurality of metal pieces are arranged to fill the predetermined two-dimensional region. The plurality of switches connect the plurality of metal pieces with one another. A serially connected row of metal pieces is configured by connecting one metal piece among the plurality of metal pieces to at most two metal pieces adjacent to the one metal piece through at least two of the plurality of switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: MASAFUMI SADAHIRA, KOJI YOSHINO, MASAYUKI KUBO, OSAMU HASHIMOTO, RYOSUKE SUGA
  • Publication number: 20190364623
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated, a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves, a wave guide tube configured to guide the microwaves to the heating chamber, and an electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device that is provided in a two-dimensional region located in at least a part of a wall face within the heating chamber. The electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device has a plurality of metal pieces arranged to fill a predetermined two-dimensional region, and a switch provided between two metal pieces adjacent to each other among the plurality of metal pieces. The switch is connected to the two metal pieces adjacent to each other through two conductors each of which is provided on a corresponding one of the two metal pieces adjacent to each other, and smaller than the two metal pieces adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: MASAYUKI KUBO, KOJI YOSHINO, MASAFUMI SADAHIRA, OSAMU HASHIMOTO, RYOSUKE SUGA
  • Patent number: 10362641
    Abstract: A microwave oven includes a waveguide having an E-bend structure with multiple openings disposed on a lateral face of a heating chamber that allow the waveguide to communicate with the heating chamber. The waveguide has a first section for propagating a microwave from a magnetron toward the heating chamber, and a second section having a wide plane that abuts an outer wall of the heating chamber. The openings include at least one circularly-polarized-wave opening for generating a circularly polarized wave. A cross section of the first section orthogonally intersects a tube axis of the first section projects virtually along the tube axis of first section and onto a lateral face of the heating chamber, and the circularly-polarized-wave opening is configured such that its center is located outside the resultant projected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Omori, Koji Yoshino, Masaharu Tsujimoto, Takahide Yamaguchi, Junji Hirata, Takayuki Akashi, Masafumi Sadahira, Masayuki Kubo