Patents by Inventor Mikiya Tanaka

Mikiya Tanaka 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: 20200308669
    Abstract: Provided is a method for easily and inexpensively separating a rare earth element contained in an aqueous solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SANTOKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi OGATA, Hirokazu NARITA, Mikiya TANAKA, Tadatoshi MUROTA
  • Patent number: 10603687
    Abstract: A vibration data generation device that generates vibration data for a vibration reproduction device, which has a plurality of vibrators, in order to control each vibrators, includes an acquisition part that acquires information indicating a virtual vibration source which is input to an input part and a generation part that generates vibration data which includes a vibration pattern of each of the plurality of vibrators of the vibration reproduction device for reproducing a position of the acquired virtual vibration source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikiya Tanaka, Takeshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 10474931
    Abstract: An image group title assigning device includes: a title candidate assigning means for assigning a plurality of title candidates to an image group having a plurality of images; a characteristic amount calculating means for individually calculating characteristic amounts of a plurality of images included in the image group in association with each of the plurality of title candidates; and a title determining means for determining a title representing the image group from among the title candidates based upon a characteristic amount of each of the images calculated for each of the title candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Setsu Mitsuhashi, Mikiya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10023937
    Abstract: An adsorbent for rare earth element and a method for recovering a rare earth element, in which a rare earth element contained in an aqueous solution can be simply and inexpensively adsorbed and recovered, and a rare earth element present in an aqueous solution in combination with a base metal can be selectively adsorbed and recovered. The adsorbent includes a base material and diglycolamic acid introduced into the base material. The method for recovering a rare earth element includes steps of: bringing an aqueous solution containing a rare earth element into contact with the adsorbent for rare earth element to allow the rare earth element to be adsorbed on the adsorbent for rare earth element; and desorbing the rare earth element adsorbed on the adsorbent for rare earth element with an acid of 1 N or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogata, Mikiya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9594292
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a camera; an acceleration sensor that detects an acceleration applied to a housing; a posture determining unit that determines a posture of the housing based on a value detected by the acceleration sensor; and an activation control unit that activates the camera when the posture determining unit determines that the posture of the housing becomes an upright posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Yagi, Mikiya Tanaka, Takayuki Sawajiri
  • Publication number: 20160224870
    Abstract: An image group title assigning device includes: a title candidate assigning means for assigning a plurality of title candidates to an image group having a plurality of images; a characteristic amount calculating means for individually calculating characteristic amounts of a plurality of images included in the image group in association with each of the plurality of title candidates; and a title determining means for determining a title representing the image group from among the title candidates based upon a characteristic amount of each of the images calculated for each of the title candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Setsu MITSUHASHI, Mikiya TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9367135
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a detection unit that detects movement of at least a housing; an information generation unit that generates vibration information based on a quantity value of a predetermined managed object item and the movement of the housing which is detected by the detection unit; and a vibration unit that vibrates based on the vibration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikiya Tanaka, Yoshitaka Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20160067743
    Abstract: A vibration data generation device that generates vibration data for a vibration reproduction device, which has a plurality of vibrators, in order to control each vibrators, includes an acquisition part that acquires information indicating a virtual vibration source which is input to an input part and a generation part that generates vibration data which includes a vibration pattern of each of the plurality of vibrators of the vibration reproduction device for reproducing a position of the acquired virtual vibration source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikiya TANAKA, Takeshi Yagi
  • Publication number: 20160010178
    Abstract: An adsorbent for rare earth element and a method for recovering a rare earth element, in which a rare earth element contained in an aqueous solution can be simply and inexpensively adsorbed and recovered, and a rare earth element present in an aqueous solution in combination with a base metal can be selectively adsorbed and recovered. The adsorbent includes a base material and diglycolamic acid introduced into the base material. The method for recovering a rare earth element includes steps of: bringing an aqueous solution containing a rare earth element into contact with the adsorbent for rare earth element to allow the rare earth element to be adsorbed on the adsorbent for rare earth element; and desorbing the rare earth element adsorbed on the adsorbent for rare earth element with an acid of 1 N or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogata, Mikiya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9170673
    Abstract: A terminal device (electronic device) includes a display which displays an image that specifies data, a touch panel which is disposed on the display and detects a contact of an object, a transmission operation detection unit which, when the display displays the image that specifies data, detects that a transmission operation has been performed with respect to the data if the touch panel detects a contact that continues over at least a predetermined distance and is in a predetermined direction, and a data transmission unit which, when the transmission operation detection unit detects the transmission operation, transmits the data to another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Sanada, Mikiya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150193659
    Abstract: An image group title assigning device includes: a title candidate assigning means for assigning a plurality of title candidates to an image group having a plurality of images; a characteristic amount calculating means for individually calculating characteristic amounts of a plurality of images included in the image group in association with each of the plurality of title candidates; and a title determining means for determining a title representing the image group from among the title candidates based upon a characteristic amount of each of the images calculated for each of the title candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Setsu MITSUHASHI, Mikiya TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150097658
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes: a receiving unit configured to receive data including information indicating amplitude and information indicating frequency; and a processing unit configured to produce data used to generate vibration of a vibration unit based on the data and predetermined vector information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Yagi, Mikiya Tanaka, Kei Kitani, Satoshi Akasaka, Takatsugu Aoyama, Kazuhito Syoji, Satori Ishiyama
  • Publication number: 20150034113
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electrically-operated makeup tool to enable, through electric operation, a motion different from makeup work performed by hand, an excellent finish of makeup relative to when performed by hand, and a comfortable feeling upon contact with the skin that has not been conventionally achievable, in addition to enabling application of powdered cosmetic material in a short period of time without dirtying the hand. Provided is a makeup brush that causes an applicator formed of bundled bristles to reciprocally vibrate in a direction in which the bristles are oriented with an electric drive unit such that the applicator dabs cosmetic material onto the skin with the tip of the bristles, wherein the amplitude of the reciprocal vibration is 2 to 10 mm, the vibration frequency of the reciprocal vibration is 3 to 50 Hz, and the length of the bristles is 15 to 30 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Yamagishi, Kazuhisa Ohno, Mikiya Tanaka, Tomochika Fujioka, Akihito Torii, Motoki Takata
  • Publication number: 20140300562
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a detection unit that detects movement of at least a housing; an information generation unit that generates vibration information based on a quantity value of a predetermined managed object item and the movement of the housing which is detected by the detection unit; and a vibration unit that vibrates based on the vibration information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikiya Tanaka, Yoshitaka Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20140098992
    Abstract: An electronic device (1) includes an imaging unit (10), and an extraction unit (20) that is configured to extracts rhythm information indicating a pattern of a spatial change in an image captured by the imaging unit (10). The extraction unit (20) includes a first storage unit (22), a calculation unit (24), and a selection unit (26), the first storage unit being storing rhythm information associated with a pattern of a spatial change in a unit region in an image, the calculation unit being calculating a pattern of a spatial change in a unit region in the image captured by the imaging unit (10), the selection unit being selecting the rhythm information corresponding to the pattern of the spatial change in the unit region calculated by the calculation unit (24), from the first storage unit (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi YAGI, Mikiya Tanaka, Tomomi Takashina, Yuji Moto
  • Publication number: 20140096238
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a touch detection section that is disposed on a side surface of a casing of a main body so as to detect a touch condition when an operator touches the main body; a touch change extraction section that extracts one of a temporal change and a spatial change in the touch based on the detected touch condition; and an estimation section that determines the identity of the operator based on the one of the extracted temporal change and spatial change in the touch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi YAGI, Mikiya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140003730
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including an acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of rhythm information representing movements of respective housings of a plurality of electronic devices, a calculation unit that calculates the degree of similarity between the plurality of pieces of rhythm information of the plurality of electronic devices acquired by the acquisition unit, and a grouping unit that generates grouping information for grouping the plurality of electronic devices based on the degree of similarity between the plurality of pieces of rhythm information of the plurality of electronic devices calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikiya TANAKA, Masaya MAEDA, Akira YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8609898
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel separation reagent capable of obtaining a high extraction % of rhodium in a chlorine-based acid solution, which has never existed heretofore, and a method for separating and recovering a platinum group metal using the same. An organic phase composed of an amide-containing tertiary amine separation reagent represented by the structural formula shown below is brought into contact with an acid solution containing a platinum group metal, thereby extracting rhodium, platinum and palladium with the organic phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hirokazu Narita, Mikiya Tanaka, Kazuko Morisaku
  • Patent number: 8587658
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a main photography means for photographing a photographic subject and acquires a photographic image, a preparatory image acquisition means for performing preparatory photography before or after the main photography means acquires the photographic image and acquiring preparatory images, a photographic information acquisition means for acquiring photographic information related to a circumstance of photography when the preparatory images are acquired by the preparatory image acquisition means, and a recording means for recording the photographic information and the photographic image upon a recording medium in mutual correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Nitta, Yuko Hattori, Go Watanabe, Hiroyuki Tomita, Hideo Hoshuyama, Kenji Suzuki, Saeko Samejima, Mikiya Tanaka, Setsu Mitsuhashi, Takeshi Nishi
  • Publication number: 20130234956
    Abstract: A terminal device (electronic device) includes a display which displays an image that specifies data, a touch panel which is disposed on the display and detects a contact of an object, a transmission operation detection unit which, when the display displays the image that specifies data, detects that a transmission operation has been performed with respect to the data if the touch panel detects a contact that continues over at least a predetermined distance and is in a predetermined direction, and a data transmission unit which, when the transmission operation detection unit detects the transmission operation, transmits the data to another electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Satoru SANADA, Mikiya TANAKA