Patents by Inventor Noriyuki Matsumoto

Noriyuki Matsumoto 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: 7178591
    Abstract: Techniques for reduced contamination formation evaluation are provided. The techniques relate to drawing fluid into a downhole tool positionable in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation having a virgin fluid and a contaminated fluid therein. Fluid is drawn into at least two inlets for receiving the fluids from the formation. At least one evaluation flowline is fluidly connected to at least one of the inlets for passage of the virgin fluid into the downhole tool. At least one cleanup flowline is fluidly connected to the inlets for passage of the contaminated fluid into the downhole tool. At least one fluid circuit is fluidly connected to the evaluation flowline and/or cleanup flowlines for selectively drawing fluid therein. At least one fluid connector is provided for selectively establishing a fluid connection between the flowlines. At least one sensor is provided for measuring downhole parameters in one of the flowlines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Del Campo, Raymond V. Nold, III, Noriyuki Matsumoto, Mark Milkovisch, Hisayo Tauchi, Jonathan W. Brown, Ricardo Vasques, Kenneth L. Havlinek
  • Publication number: 20060228006
    Abstract: The present invention determines whether fingerprint ridgeline information is contained within the fingerprint image using a simple method by considering the properties of the fingerprint ridgeline. In this fingerprint image evaluation method, a density is obtained of a reference point provided within the fingerprint image and a density is obtained of a comparison point that is shifted from the reference point by a predetermined distance. The amount of fingerprint ridgeline information contained within the fingerprint image is evaluated based upon a difference between the density of the reference point and the density of the comparison point. In this fingerprint image evaluation method, the characteristic of the fingerprint ridgeline, in which a fingerprint furrow line exists proximally to the fingerprint ridgeline, is utilized. Therefore, erroneous determinations can be prevented in which an image, which is not in fact a fingerprint image, is determined to be a fingerprint image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Applicant: Chuo Hatsujo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsumoto, Hideyo Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7079672
    Abstract: The present invention determines whether fingerprint ridgeline information is contained within the fingerprint image using a simple method by considering the properties of the fingerprint ridgeline. In this fingerprint image evaluation method, a density is obtained of a reference point provided within the fingerprint image and a density is obtained of a comparison point that is shifted from the reference point by a predetermined distance. The amount of fingerprint ridgeline information contained within the fingerprint image is evaluated based upon a difference between the density of the reference point and the density of the comparison point. In this fingerprint image evaluation method, the characteristic of the fingerprint ridgeline, in which a fingerprint furrow line exists proximally to the fingerprint ridgeline, is utilized. Therefore, erroneous determinations can be prevented in which an image, which is not in fact a fingerprint image, is determined to be a fingerprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Chuo Hatsujo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsumoto, Hideyo Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7041842
    Abstract: A ferrocene-containing, organic gelling compound represented by the following general formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 represent the same or different alkyl groups having 2 or more carbon atoms or alkyl groups containing at least one ether bond, X and Y independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and n represents an integer of 1 or 2, and a gel and a cast film using the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Kimizuka, Noriyuki Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Kagawa, Hiroshi Yokobayashi
  • Publication number: 20060042793
    Abstract: Techniques for reduced contamination formation evaluation are provided. The techniques relate to drawing fluid into a downhole tool positionable in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation having a virgin fluid and a contaminated fluid therein. Fluid is drawn into at least two inlets for receiving the fluids from the formation. At least one evaluation flowline is fluidly connected to at least one of the inlets for passage of the virgin fluid into the downhole tool. At least one cleanup flowline is fluidly connected to the inlets for passage of the contaminated fluid into the downhole tool. At least one fluid circuit is fluidly connected to the evaluation flowline and/or cleanup flowlines for selectively drawing fluid therein. At least one fluid connector is provided for selectively establishing a fluid connection between the flowlines. At least one sensor is provided for measuring downhole parameters in one of the flowlines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Del Campo, Raymond Nold, Noriyuki Matsumoto, Mark Milkovisch, Hisayo Tauchi, Jonathan Brown, Ricardo Vasques, Kenneth Havlinek
  • Publication number: 20050222277
    Abstract: A ferrocene-containing, organic gelling compound represented by the following general formula (I): wherein R1 and R2 represent the same or different alkyl groups having 2 or more carbon atoms or alkyl groups containing at least one ether bond, X and Y independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and n represents an integer of 1 or 2, and a gel and a cast film using the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Applicants: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nobuo Kimizuka
    Inventors: Nobuo Kimizuka, Noriyuki Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Kagawa, Hiroshi Yokobayashi
  • Patent number: 6718052
    Abstract: A minute amplitude value emphasis device 2 has Fourier transformation devices 211, 212 which treat a two-dimensional original pictorial image 200 with a Fourier transformation to determine Fourier coefficients in x-axis and y-axis directions. Weight devices 221, 222 emphasize the respective Fourier coefficients in the corresponding directions so as to produce weighted Fourier coefficients. Inverse Fourier transformation devices 231, 232 treat the weighted Fourier coefficients with an inverse Fourier transformation in two directions to determine the corresponding minute amplitude value emphasis data 241, 242. A synthesizing device 250 synthesizes the corresponding minute amplitude value emphasis data 241, 242 to produce a minute amplitude value emphasis image 260. An obscure portion of the two-dimensional original pictorial image 200 is rectified to reproduce a clarified pictorial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Chuo Hatsujo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsumoto, Taizo Umezaki, Akihito Kimura
  • Patent number: 6711343
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a transmission/reception device for transmitting/receiving data and command signals from a transmission line, a recording/reproducing device for recording data received from the transmission/reception device on a recording medium during reception and for transmitting data reproduced from the recording medium to the transmission/reception device during transmission, an operation device for generating an operation signal for determining the operation of the recording/reproducing device, a control device for controlling the recording/reproducing device in accordance with the command signals or the operation signal, and a switching signal generation device for outputting a switching signal for determining whether the operation signal is valid or invalid to the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiyoko Matsumi, Masazumi Yamada, Akira Iketani, Junji Yoshida, Noriyuki Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Iltsuka
  • Publication number: 20020181749
    Abstract: The present invention determines whether fingerprint ridgeline information is contained within the fingerprint image using a simple method by considering the properties of the fingerprint ridgeline. In this fingerprint image evaluation method, a density is obtained of a reference point provided within the fingerprint image and a density is obtained of a comparison point that is shifted from the reference point by a predetermined distance. The amount of fingerprint ridgeline information contained within the fingerprint image is evaluated based upon a difference between the density of the reference point and the density of the comparison point. In this fingerprint image evaluation method, the characteristic of the fingerprint ridgeline, in which a fingerprint furrow line exists proximally to the fingerprint ridgeline, is utilized. Therefore, erroneous determinations can be prevented in which an image, which is not in fact a fingerprint image, is determined to be a fingerprint image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsumoto, Hideyo Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 6455985
    Abstract: A pressure- and temperature-sensitive transducer comprises a tubular housing, a resonator located within the housing and end caps closing the ends of the housing. The resonator is located in a radial plane with respect to the housing and is connected to the housing by two separate connecting regions. The housing, resonator and connecting, regions are formed from a single piece of double rotation cut quartz. The shape, dimensions and position of the connecting regions is chosen to optimize stress in an axis responsive to changes in pressure and temperature while minimizing stress in an axis responsive predominantly to pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Noriyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6281928
    Abstract: In a positional detector device for a license plate of a motor vehicle, a camera is provided to photograph a front and rear portion of a motor vehicle so as to produce an image signal. An A/D converter converts the image signal into a digital image. A positional detector detects a position of a lisence plate of a motor vehicle based on the digital image. A cut-off treatment device cuts off a specified region from an original image photographed by the camera while scanning the original image when the motor vehicle approaches the camera member within a predetermined distance. An edge refining treatment device emphasizes a contour of a pattern represented by the specified region cut off from the original image. A contraction treatment device contracts an image size of the specified region which was treated with the edge refining treatment device. A calculation treatment device feeds the contracted pattern to a learned neural network so as to calculate an output value for a positional detection neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Chuo Hatsujo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taizo Umezaki, Takeo Kanade, Noriyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6147437
    Abstract: A pressure and temperature transducer includes an elongate housing formed from double rotation cut crystal quartz, an elongate plate-like resonator formed from double rotation cut crystal quartz capable of vibrating under an applied electric field located within the housing, the resonator being formed in unitary construction with the housing. The long edges of the resonator are connected to the interior walls of the housing, and short edges of the resonator are free and extend across the interior of the housing in a substantially continuous curve. Electrodes are located on opposite faces of the resonator for applying an electric field which causes the resonator to vibrate. End caps, formed from double rotation cut crystal quartz, are provided at each end of the housing. A borehole tool includes a tool body which can be positioned in a borehole, a probe for sampling fluid in the borehole; and a pressure and/or temperature transducer, connected to the probe for making measurements on the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsumoto, Yasuhiro Ohashi, Martine Hori
  • Patent number: 6111340
    Abstract: A dual-mode thickness-shear quartz pressure transducer includes a unitary piezoelectric crystal resonator and cylindrical housing structure wherein the resonator is located on a median radial plane of the housing and the exterior of the housing is provided with a pair of parallel flat surfaces which are located at an angle relative to the X" axis of the resonator. According to the presently preferred embodiment, the transducer is made from an SC-cut or a WAD-cut solid quartz crystal cylinder which is ultrasonically milled to form a plano-convex or bi-convex resonator disk in the medial radial plane of a hollow cylinder and the pair of exterior flats. The wall thickness of the cylinder is altered at the location of the flats such that stresses at the center of the resonator disk are anisotropic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Bikash K. Sinha, Masaru Niwa, Noriyuki Matsumoto, Yukio Sudo
  • Patent number: 4423532
    Abstract: A duster of an improved type for dust capturing efficiency, comprising a cylindrical stem with a continuous spiral thread extending along a portion thereof, a grip engaged with said stem, and fabric materials comprising a band of fiber or fibril bundles which are made of a ductile synthetic resin film or foil which has been split into fibers or fibrils and crimped. The bundles are arranged in a meandering manner. One edge of the band comprises loose edges while the other edge is held together by one or more strings. The secured edge is disposed within the thread with the ends of said material being engaged, respectively, by a supporting member provided at the tip of said stem and an engaging member provided at the root portion of the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Assignee: Duskin Franchise Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Yagi, Haruo Nishimura, Shinji Bandai, Masao Kajimaki, Yoshihiro Nakajima, Noriyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 4360130
    Abstract: The wall-mounted dispenser for liquid soap has a separable reservoir with an outlet valve. The dispenser further includes a main body with a second outlet valve. When the reservoir is mounted to the main body, a metering chamber is defined between the two outlet valves. The dispensing function is experienced by pushing in a plunger which temporarily decreases the chamber volume and forces the main body outlet valve to open temporarily, thus dispensing a charge of liquid soap. As the plunger is released, a spring return pushes the plunger out, decreasing pressure in the metering chamber, which is equalized as the first outlet valve temporarily opens, admitting a next charge of liquid soap from the reservoir to the metering chamber. The reservoir is replaced by pushing in a resilient release, but the resilient release is preferably normally provided with a stop which must first be moved out of the way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Assignees: Duskin Franchise Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Sunpak
    Inventors: Haruo Nishimura, Masaaki Nakaya, Katsuji Nakano, Noboru Matsuda, Noriyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: D266636
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Duskin Franchise Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruo Nishimura, Masaaki Nakaya, Katsuji Nakano, Noboru Matsuda, Noriyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: D431508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsumoto, Ken-ichi Furuhashi