Patents by Inventor Osamu Nishimura

Osamu Nishimura 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: 11128806
    Abstract: A camera system includes an imaging device that acquires a first image by a normal exposure including only one exposure and that acquires a second image by a multiple exposure including a plurality of exposures; and an image processor that extracts a feature value of a first object in the first image and that identifies one or more locations corresponding to the feature value in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Satou, Sanshiro Shishido, Yasuo Miyake, Kazuko Nishimura, Hiroshi Iwai, Osamu Shibata
  • Patent number: 11029747
    Abstract: The time required for transition from an on-state to a suspend state is reduced. An electronic apparatus includes: a memory and a memory; a current control unit that performs a control to shut off supply of current to the memory; and a memory management unit that allocates a memory region in either the memory or the memory based on preference information indicating a memory region that needs to be preferentially allocated in the memory. For example, the preference information includes association with a first priority as a degree at which a memory region to be used by an application needs to be preferentially allocated in the memory, and when receiving a request of allocation of the memory region from the application, the memory management unit more preferentially allocates the memory region in the memory as the first priority associated with the application in the preference information is higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Yamamoto, Takehiko Yasuda, Osamu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11002707
    Abstract: Diagnostic device including a hammering sound signal acquisition unit, a frequency characteristic conversion unit, and an abnormality determination unit. The hammering sound signal acquisition unit acquires an i-th hammering sound signal and a j-th hammering sound signal representing hammering sounds with respect to striking applied to an i-th and a j-th struck position of an inspection target. The frequency characteristic conversion unit respectively converts the i-th hammering sound signal and the j-th hammering sound signal into an i-th frequency characteristic and a j-th frequency characteristic. The abnormality determination unit determines presence or absence of an abnormality in the inspection target on the basis of a matching degree of waveforms around peaks in the i-th frequency characteristic and waveforms around peaks in the j-th frequency characteristic. The diagnostic device can be used with an inspection robot to automatically analyze for loose stator wedges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Enamito, Osamu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20210094337
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a trimmer that can trim a fore-edge portion of a bound material except a cover and that can be excellent in productivity and cost. A cover has flap portions adjacent to the fore-edge portion of the bound material, a trimmer includes: a trim cutter that trims the bound material; a blade receiving portion that receives an edge of the trim cutter; a base portion and a pressure portion that nip and position the bound material; and a pair of guide portions arranged for movement in a direction close to or away from the bound material, wherein the guide portions are inserted between the book block and the cover so as to peel the cover together with the flap portions up when the fore-edge portion of the bound material is trimmed by the trim cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Osamu Nishimura, Kazuyuki Fukushima, Satoshi Tsunawaki
  • Publication number: 20210066844
    Abstract: The electronic device unit includes: a control target device; and an electronic control device, the control target device including: a control target housing; a control target component; and an inner connector, the electronic control device including: an electronic circuit including a circuit board and an electronic control component; and a first connector, which is electrically connected to the electronic control component. The control target housing has formed therein an opening, which allows the electronic control device to be placed in and taken out of the control target housing. When the first connector is connected to the inner connector, the electronic control device is located inside the control target housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Nippon Tanshi Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiaki ARIMAI, Hiroyoshi Nishizaki, Shinya Enomoto, Osamu Nishimura, Masaru Fujino
  • Patent number: 10938140
    Abstract: In order to eliminate the need to provide a connector including a side retainer with an additional waterproof seal for the side retainer, the connector includes a terminal holder in which the side retainer is mounted, and the terminal holder is configured to define access passages such that a tool for moving the side retainer between first and second positions can be inserted into an inlet of the terminal holder so as to reach inclined cam surfaces of the side retainer and move the side retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TANSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Enomoto, Osamu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10841681
    Abstract: A sound generating device according to an embodiment includes a sound tube and a sound generator. The sound tube is to be held between a tragus and an antitragus. The sound generator is disposed inside the sound tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Enamito, Keiichiro Someda, Osamu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200353639
    Abstract: A trimmer comprises a trim knife for trimming the bound material, a blade receiving portion 19 for receiving a blade edge of the trim knife, and an adjustment mechanism 60 configured to adjust a position of the blade receiving portion 19 in such a manner that each of one side 191 and other side 192 of the blade receiving portion 19 moves by not only a same amount but also a different amount and in directions toward and away from the blade edge of the trim knife. Each of positions of the one side 191 and the other side 192 of the blade receiving portion 19 can be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinari KUWABARA, Osamu NISHIMURA, Satoshi TSUNAWAKI
  • Patent number: 10809262
    Abstract: The present invention provides a specific combination of colon cancer markers based on statistical knowledge, which is capable of detecting a larger number of colon cancer patients in an earlier stage while maintaining high specificity. A multiplex colon cancer marker panel comprising a combination of five colon cancer markers of Carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 5, Carbohydrate antigen 19-9, Galectin-4, APEX nuclease and Actin-related protein 2. A method for analyzing colon cancer markers using multiplex colon cancer marker panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, Osaka University
    Inventors: Makoto Watanabe, Eiichi Matsuo, Naoki Kaneko, Toshiya Matsubara, Osamu Nishimura, Masaki Mori, Hideo Matsuda, Shigeto Seno, Ichiro Takemasa
  • Publication number: 20200321721
    Abstract: In order to eliminate the need to provide a connector including a side retainer with an additional waterproof seal for the side retainer, the connector includes a terminal holder in which the side retainer is mounted, and the terminal holder is configured to define access passages such that a tool for moving the side retainer between first and second positions can be inserted into an inlet of the terminal holder so as to reach inclined cam surfaces of the side retainer and move the side retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya Enomoto, Osamu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200292505
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor module includes a sensor and a diagnosis circuit. The sensor includes piezoelectric transducers and switches. The piezoelectric transducers have different resonance frequencies. The switches are provided to correspond to the piezoelectric transducers, respectively. Each of the switches outputs an output signal corresponding to a voltage generated by an inverse piezoelectric effect of a corresponding piezoelectric transducer of the piezoelectric transducers. The diagnosis circuit diagnoses, based on a difference in pattern of the output signal, whether vibration has newly occurred in the sensor, and switch an output destination of the output signal of the sensor according to a result of the diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yongfang Li, Takahiro Omori, Takashi Usui, Osamu Nishimura, Kazuo Watabe
  • Publication number: 20200295250
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor module includes at least one sensor and at least one switch. The sensor includes a first piezoelectric element. The first piezoelectric element includes a first electrode. The first piezoelectric element is set with a resonance frequency to resonate at a vibration frequency of a detection target. The switch includes a second piezoelectric element. The second piezoelectric element includes a second electrode connected to the first electrode and a third electrode electrically separated from the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yongfang LI, Takahiro Omori, Takashi Usui, Osamu Nishimura, Kazuo Watabe
  • Patent number: 10638249
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus includes, a first sensor, processing circuitry, an audio reproducing device, and an image reproducing device. The first sensor detects a current location of a user. The processing circuitry acquires a destination, determines a direction of the destination based on the current location, generates a guidance sound image and a guidance image, and determines a first output timing which is an output timing of the guidance sound image and a second output timing which is an output timing of the guidance image. The audio reproducing device reproduces the guidance sound image at the first output timing to guide the user toward the destination. The image reproducing device reproduces the guidance image at the second output timing to guide the user toward the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akihiko Enamito, Osamu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10620169
    Abstract: An acoustic inspection apparatus includes an acoustic-intensity calculating unit, a noise calculating unit, a noise removing unit and an inspecting unit. The acoustic-intensity calculating unit calculates an acoustic intensity, in which an acoustic intensity caused by hammering on an inspection target at a hammering position is canceled out, based on audio signals acquired by microphones in a symmetrical arrangement of at least one pair of microphone positions with respect to the hammering position or in a symmetrical arrangement of two hammering positions with respect to a pair of microphone positions. The noise calculating unit calculates a noise component from the calculated acoustic intensity. The noise removing unit removes the noise component from a physical quantity based on at least one of audio signals acquired at the at least one pair of microphone positions. The inspecting unit performs inspection on the hammering position based on the physical quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akihiko Enamito, Osamu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20200101634
    Abstract: A trimmer trims a bound material at end portions and/or corner portions of the bound material. The trimmer has a table (2), a pressing unit (4), a trimming mechanism (5) that has a trimming blade (52) and moves the trimming blade (52) to the trimming position, a rotation mechanism (3) that rotates the table (2), a rotation control unit that is operatively connected to the rotation mechanism (3) in such a way that a predetermined trimming line of the bound material positioned parallel to a longitudinal direction of the trimming blade (52), a moving mechanism (6) that moves the trimming mechanism (5) in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the trimming blade (52), and a movement control unit that is operatively connected to the moving mechanism (6) so as to move the trimming mechanism and align the trimming line and the trimming position with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi TSUNAWAKI, Osamu NISHIMURA, Kazuyuki FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200084562
    Abstract: A reproducing apparatus includes, a first sensor, processing circuitry, an audio reproducing device, and an image reproducing device. The first sensor detects a current location of a user. The processing circuitry acquires a destination, determines a direction of the destination based on the current location, generates a guidance sound image and a guidance image, and determines a first output timing which is an output timing of the guidance sound image and a second output timing which is an output timing of the guidance image. The audio reproducing device reproduces the guidance sound image at the first output timing to guide the user toward the destination. The image reproducing device reproduces the guidance image at the second output timing to guide the user toward the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akihiko ENAMITO, Osamu NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10578587
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method is used for diagnosing a deterioration of a utility pole having at least one bolt and a plurality of holes provided for attaching the bolt. In the method, an impact is applied to the bolt. Elastic waves generated due to the impact are detected by a sensor shaped like a bolt. The sensor is attached to at least one of the holes. A propagation situation of the elastic waves in the utility pole is derived, based on the elastic waves detected, and each position of the bolt and the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Keiichiro Someda, Kazuo Watabe, Osamu Nishimura, Michihiko Inukai
  • Patent number: 10498079
    Abstract: An electronic device unit includes a circuit board having: a sealing resin portion in which a region in which an electronic component is mounted is sealed by a sealing resin; and a board end portion exposed from a side of the sealing resin portion. A plurality of connection terminals are provided on the board end portion so as to be aligned in a direction of the side of the sealing resin portion, and a resin portion thicker than the board end portion and having a wall-like projection shape is provided at at least one of side surfaces of the board end portion in the direction of the side. The resin portion is integrally molded with the sealing resin portion of the circuit board and a side surface of the resin portion is press-fitted into an insertion chamber of a connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, NIPPON TANSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Arimai, Hiroyoshi Nishizaki, Shinya Enomoto, Osamu Nishimura, Masaru Fujino
  • Publication number: 20190334284
    Abstract: An electronic device unit includes a circuit board having: a sealing resin portion in which a region in which an electronic component is mounted is sealed by a sealing resin; and a board end portion exposed from a side of the sealing resin portion. A plurality of connection terminals are provided on the board end portion so as to be aligned in a direction of the side of the sealing resin portion, and a resin portion thicker than the board end portion and having a wall-like projection shape is provided at at least one of side surfaces of the board end portion in the direction of the side. The resin portion is integrally molded with the sealing resin portion of the circuit board and a side surface of the resin portion is press-fitted into an insertion chamber of a connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, NIPPON TANSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiaki ARIMAI, Hiroyoshi NISHIZAKI, Shinya ENOMOTO, Osamu NISHIMURA, Masaru FUJINO
  • Patent number: 10434810
    Abstract: A first press unit 2 presses each of a plurality of signatures S along a fold f, the signatures being supplied one at a time with the fold facing forward. The unit is arranged a signature conveyance unit 3 that conveys each signature received from the first press unit while controlling the attitude to make the fold orthogonal to the conveyance direction. The unit is arranged a gluing unit 4 that applies glue to both lateral edges of a top surface of each signature received from the signature conveyance unit. The unit is arranged an accumulation unit 5 that sequentially stacks the signatures received from the gluing unit on one another while jogging the stacked signatures to form a book block B. The unit is arranged a second press unit 6 that discharges the book block received from the accumulation unit after pressing the same along the folds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HORIZON INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nakamura, Hiroki Yamamoto, Osamu Nishimura, Manami Umemoto