Patents by Inventor Mitsuaki Oshima

Mitsuaki Oshima 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: 11983019
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle that delivers a package includes a plurality of rotary wings, a plurality of first motors, a main body, a connector, a movable block, and a processor. When the connector is connected to a rail, the processor sets a rotation rate of the plurality of first motors to a rotation rate that is lower than a minimum rotation rate necessary for floating and higher than a minimum rotation rate necessary for propulsion along the rail. Furthermore, the processor causes the movable block to increase the angle formed by the normal direction of an imaginary plane containing the plurality of rotary wings relative to a support direction of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Takuya Takahama, Fumio Muramatsu, Nobuaki Hayashi, Hideki Aoyama, Gaku Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20240076039
    Abstract: A package transport device includes: a main body (a vehicle main body, a first vehicle main body, and a second vehicle main body); a rail holder (connector) held by a rail located above the main body; a turntable that is provided between the main body and the rail holder and rotates the main body; a slider portion that extends with respect to the main body; and a package holder that holds a package attached to the slider portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Takuya TAKAHAMA, Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Hideki AOYAMA, Yosuke SUMI, Fumio MURAMATSU, Kazuma KITAZAWA, Ryosuke AMAGAI, Tsuyoshi KAJIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20240027660
    Abstract: A light beam emission system includes a blower that forms a flow path in which aerosol flows, an emitter that emits a laser beam, and a light guide that guides the laser beam to the flow path in which the aerosol flows. The light guide is hollow, and at least a part of the laser beam passing through the light guide and guided to the flow path propagates along the flow path of the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MORIYAMA, Kohei NOMA, Hideki AOYAMA, Mitsuaki OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20230370726
    Abstract: A visible light communication method transmits a signal by visible light communication. The visible light communication method includes modulating the signal into a predetermined blinking pattern, and transmitting the signal by causing visible light to blink according to the predetermined blinking pattern, from a projector disposed in an indoor space surrounded by a wall toward the wall. The visible light communication method also includes projecting video from the projector toward the wall, wherein the visible light is reflected by the wall to prevent the signal from being received in an outside of the indoor space, and the signal is used to transmit data related to the video projected to a terminal in the indoor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11815704
    Abstract: A light beam emission system includes: a blower that forms a flow path in which aerosol flows; and an emitter that emits a light beam. At least part of the light beam propagates along the flow path of the aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Moriyama, Kohei Noma, Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 11659284
    Abstract: A visible light communication method transmits a signal by visible light communication. The visible light communication method includes modulating the signal into a predetermined blinking pattern, and transmitting the signal by causing visible light to blink according to the predetermined blinking pattern, from a projector disposed in an indoor space surrounded by a wall toward the wall. The visible light communication method also includes projecting video from the projector toward the wall, wherein the visible light is reflected by the wall to prevent the signal from being received in an outside of the indoor space, and the signal is used to transmit data related to the video projected to a plurality of terminals in the indoor space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20230084439
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle includes: a vehicle main body having a first length in a first direction longer than a second length in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; propellers that rotate in a virtual plane parallel to the first and second directions; first propeller actuation motors that are provided on the vehicle main body and respectively rotate the propellers; at least one connector that is hangable from at least one rail spaced apart from the ground surface; at least one side propeller that provides propulsion force for propelling the vehicle main body in the first direction; at least one third propeller actuation motor that is provided on the vehicle main body and rotates the at least one side propeller; and a control processor that controls the first propeller actuation motors and the at least one third propeller actuation motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Takuya TAKAHAMA, Hideki AOYAMA, Fumio MURAMATSU, Kazuma KITAZAWA, Nobuaki HAYASHI, Gaku SASAKI, Ryosuke AMAGAI, Tatsuya KATO, Naoyuki TANIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230082221
    Abstract: A visible light communication method transmits a signal by visible light communication. The visible light communication method includes modulating the signal into a predetermined blinking pattern, and transmitting the signal by causing visible light to blink according to the predetermined blinking pattern, from a projector disposed in an indoor space surrounded by a wall toward the wall. The visible light communication method also includes projecting video from the projector toward the wall, wherein the visible light is reflected by the wall to prevent the signal from being received in an outside of the indoor space, and the signal is used to transmit data related to the video projected to a plurality of terminals in the indoor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11490025
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time. The method further includes estimating a plurality of center areas each of which is in each of the plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of center areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20220250768
    Abstract: A lifting system includes an unmanned aerial vehicle, a thruster device, a first wire, a first reel, a second thruster device, a second wire, a second reel, and a controller. When the unmanned aerial vehicle is in a position separated from the ground, the controller detaches the first thruster device and the second thruster device from the unmanned aerial vehicle, causes the first reel to reel out the first wire, detaches the second thruster device from the first thruster device, and causes the second reel to reel out the second wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Takuya TAKAHAMA, Fumio MURAMATSU, Kazuma KITAZAWA, Hideki AOYAMA, Nobuaki HAYASHI, Gaku SASAKI, Ryosuke AMAGAI, Tatsuya KATO, Naoyuki TANIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220196892
    Abstract: A light beam emission system includes: a blower that forms a flow path in which aerosol flows; and an emitter that emits a light beam. At least part of the light beam propagates along the flow path of the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MORIYAMA, Kohei NOMA, Hideki AOYAMA, Mitsuaki OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220132015
    Abstract: A method includes setting an exposure time of an image sensor included in a terminal device so that, in an image obtained by capturing a subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of a plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject that changes in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time. The method further includes estimating a plurality of center areas each of which is in each of the plurality of bright lines, and obtaining identification information of the subject, by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of center areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11165967
    Abstract: A method includes determining a pattern of a change in luminance, by demodulating an identification information to be transmitted with a ceiling light, and transmitting the identification information, by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the determined pattern of the change in luminance. Additionally, in the determining, a first luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first body, and a second luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first header used for the first body, are determined. Furthermore, in the transmitting, the first header and the first body are transmitted by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the first luminance change pattern, the second luminance change pattern, and the first luminance change pattern in the stated order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210300557
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle that delivers a package includes a plurality of rotary wings, a plurality of first motors, a main body, a connector, a movable block, and a processor. When the connector is connected to a rail, the processor sets a rotation rate of the plurality of first motors to a rotation rate that is lower than a minimum rotation rate necessary for floating and higher than a minimum rotation rate necessary for propulsion along the rail. Furthermore, the processor causes the movable block to increase the angle formed by the normal direction of an imaginary plane containing the plurality of rotary wings relative to a support direction of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Takuya TAKAHAMA, Fumio MURAMATSU, Nobuaki HAYASHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Gaku SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11132964
    Abstract: A display device includes a liquid crystal panel and a light source that emits light onto the liquid crystal panel, the display device including: a video signal obtainer that obtains a video signal; a visible light signal obtainer that obtains a visible light signal; a panel controller that drives the liquid crystal panel at a predetermined frequency according to the video signal obtained; and a light source controller that repeats, in a predetermined cycle, a first control for causing a luminance change in the light source according to the visible light signal. The light source controller synchronizes a control for repeating the first control with a cycle for driving the liquid crystal panel by the panel controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Maeda, Hideki Aoyama, Kensuke Nagauchi, Kazuhiko Nono, Kazuma Sakamoto, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Publication number: 20210136273
    Abstract: A method includes determining a pattern of a change in luminance, by demodulating an identification information to be transmitted with a ceiling light, and transmitting the identification information, by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the determined pattern of the change in luminance. Additionally, in the determining, a first luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first body, and a second luminance change pattern, corresponding to a first header used for the first body, are determined. Furthermore, in the transmitting, the first header and the first body are transmitted by the ceiling light changing in luminance according to the first luminance change pattern, the second luminance change pattern, and the first luminance change pattern in the stated order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10951310
    Abstract: A communication method including: determining whether a terminal is capable of performing visible light communication; when the terminal is determined to be capable of performing the visible light communication, obtaining a decode target image by an image sensor capturing a subject whose luminance changes, and obtaining, from a striped pattern appearing in the decode target image, first identification information transmitted by the subject; and when the terminal is determined to be incapable of performing the visible light communication in the determining pertaining to the visible light communication, obtaining a captured image by the image sensor capturing the subject, specifying a predetermined specific region by performing edge detection on the captured image, and obtaining, from a line pattern in the specific region, second identification information transmitted by the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10951309
    Abstract: A display method includes capturing, by an imaging sensor, a still image lit up by a transmitter that transmits a signal by luminance change of light as a subject to obtain a first captured image with a first exposure time. The still image is captured to obtain a second captured image with a second exposure time which is longer than the first exposure time. The display method further includes decoding the signal form the first captured image, and determining whether identification information included in each of a plurality of sets is identical to the decoded signal. Further, the method also includes reading the video included in each of the sets with the identification information identical to the decoded signal, and superimposing the video on a target region corresponding to the subject in the second captured image for display on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10887528
    Abstract: The method includes obtaining, using a face camera of a smart phone, identification information from a ceiling light of a facility with visible light communication, and obtaining location information of the ceiling light related to the identification information. The method also includes displaying a location related to the location information of the ceiling light on a map of the facility on a display of the smart phone. The smart phone is set on a cart in a state that the face camera is directed to a ceiling of the facility on which the ceiling light is attached, and the face camera is a CMOS sensor and the CMOS sensor is used only for the visible light communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 10819428
    Abstract: A transmitting method includes: receiving a dimming ratio which is specified for a light source as a specified dimming ratio (S551); transmitting a signal encoded in a first mode by changing luminance while causing the light source to emit light at the specified dimming ratio when the specified dimming ratio is less than or equal to a first value; and transmitting the signal encoded in a second mode by changing the luminance while causing the light source to emit light at the specified dimming ratio when the specified dimming ratio is greater than the first value (S552). Here, a peak current value of the light source when the specified dimming ratio is greater than the first value and less than or equal to a second value is less than the peak current value of the light source when the specified dimming ratio is the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima