Patents by Inventor Ryoji Hirota

Ryoji Hirota 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: 20200092474
    Abstract: A video display method for a video display device is provided. The video display method comprises: acquiring a plurality of captured images from each of a plurality of cameras for each frame; generating a plurality of correction images from the plurality of captured images by performing parallax correction in each of the plurality of captured images for each frame, the parallax correction being performed between images captured by adjacent cameras; and compositing the plurality of correction images to generate a 360° panoramic composite image for each frame. An amount of the parallax correction of each captured image in each frame is limited so that an amount of change from a previous amount of the parallax correction in a previous frame is within a range defined by a predetermined limitation value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junya KUWADA, Ryoji OGINO, Ryo HIROTA, Akio NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10536633
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a reference camera determiner that determines one among the multiple cameras, as a reference camera; an imaging condition acquisition unit that acquires imaging conditions relating to exposure and white balance which are set in the reference camera; an imaging condition setter that sends a command to set the imaging conditions relating to the exposure and the white balance, based on the imaging conditions in the reference camera, to cameras other than the reference camera; and an image composition unit that performs image composition processing on the multiple captured images that are acquired from the multiple cameras and that outputs the panoramic composite image. Thus, a boundary of an area of each composed image in the panoramic composite image that results from the composition is suppressed from being unnaturally conspicuous, and the captured image that is a reference is suitably displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junya Kuwada, Ryoji Ogino, Ryo Hirota, Akio Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10371261
    Abstract: Provided is a martensitic stainless-steel sheet having a reduced anisotropy in workability and fatigue resistance which are attributable to oxide based inclusions. A martensitic stainless-steel sheet which has a steel composition that contains, in terms of mass %, 0.030 to 0.300% C, 0.20 to 2.50% Si, 0.15 to 4.00% Mn, 0.01 to 1.00% Ni, 11.00 to 15.00% Cr, 0.001 to 0.100% N, 0.0001 to 0.0350% Al, 0 to 0.50% V, 0 to 0.50% Nb, 0 to 0.50% Ti, 0 to 0.020% B, and a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, and that has a value of ?max, determined by the following equation (1), of 80.0 or greater, and in which oxide based inclusions are observed in the metallographic structure, the oxide based inclusions having a converted composition comprising up to 30 mass % or less Al2O3, 20 to 60 mass % SiO2, and 15 to 70 mass % MnO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL NISSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Matsubayashi, Sadayuki Nakamura, Junichi Katsuki, Ryoji Hirota
  • Patent number: 10125404
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a raw material steel sheet for providing a high strength nonmagnetic austenitic stainless steel material that has a high elastic limit stress and excellent toughness. [Solution to Problem] An austenitic stainless steel sheet containing 0.12% or less of C, from 0.30 to 3.00% of Si, from 2.0 to 9.0% of Mn, from 7.0 to 15.0% of Ni, from 11.0 to 20.0% of Cr, and 0.30% or less of N, and further containing at least one kind of 3.0% or less of Mo, 1.0% or less of V, 1.0% or less of Nb, 1.0% or less of Ti, and 0.010% or less of B, all in terms of percentage by mass, with the balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, having a component composition having a Ni equivalent of 19.0 or more, having a value of d?1/2 of 0.40 or more, wherein d (?m) represents an average austenitic crystal grain diameter, and having a property that provides a magnetic permeability ? of 1.0100 or less after subjected to cold rolling with an equivalent strain of 0.50 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Matsubayashi, Sadayuki Nakamura, Ryoji Hirota
  • Patent number: 10060003
    Abstract: A hot rolled austenitic stainless steel sheet contains 0.030 to 0.300% of C, from 0.30 to 3.20% of Si, from 0.90 to 17.00% of Mn, from 1.00 to 8.00% of Ni, from 14.00 to 19.00% of Cr, from 0.50 to 3.50% of Cu, from 0.045 to 0.250% of N, from 0.0001 to 0.0300% of Al, from 0 to 0.50% of V, from 0 to 0.50% of Nb, from 0 to 0.30% of Ti, and from 0 to 0.010% of B, all in terms of percentage by mass, with the balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, has a converted average composition of an oxide based inclusion that contains 30% by mass or less of Al2O3, 60% by mass or less of SiO2, and 15% by mass or more of MnO, and satisfies MnO3—3SiO2+110. Anisotropy of workability and fatigue resistance characteristics caused by an oxide based inclusion is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Matsubayashi, Sadayuki Nakamura, Junichi Katsuki, Ryoji Hirota
  • Patent number: 9921130
    Abstract: A fatigue testing device 1 comprises a fixing member 4 constituted by a lower jig 2 and an upper jig 3. The lower jig 2 and the upper jig 3 are fixed with a bolt 5, and a sheet or plate-shaped metal plate 6 is fixed in a cantilever state such that it is interposed between the lower jig 2 and the upper jig 3. The lower jig 2 has a fixing surface 2a to which the metal sheet or plate 6 is fixed, and the fixing surface 2a has a curved shape such that the space between the fixing surface 2a and the metal sheet or plate 6 increases with increasing distance from the location where the metal sheet or plate 6 is fixed to the fixing surface 2a. The upper jig 3 also has a fixing surface 3a to which the metal sheet or plate 6 is fixed, and the fixing surface 3a has a curved shape such that the space between the fixing surface 3a and the metal sheet or plate 6 increases with increasing distance from the location where the metal sheet or plate 6 is fixed to the fixing surface 3a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nisshin Steel Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Sadayuki Nakamura, Hiroyasu Matsubayashi, Akira Hironaka, Ryoji Hirota
  • Publication number: 20170114900
    Abstract: Provided is a martensitic stainless-steel sheet having a reduced anisotropy in workability and fatigue resistance which are attributable to oxide based inclusions. A martensitic stainless-steel sheet which has a steel composition that contains, in terms of mass %, 0.030 to 0.300% C, 0.20 to 2.50% Si, 0.15 to 4.00% Mn, 0.01 to 1.00% Ni, 11.00 to 15.00% Cr, 0.001 to 0.100% N, 0.0001 to 0.0350% Al, 0 to 0.50% V, 0 to 0.50% Nb, 0 to 0.50% Ti, 0 to 0.020% B, and a balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, and that has a value of ?max, determined by the following equation (1), of 80.0 or greater, and in which oxide based inclusions are observed in the metallographic structure, the oxide based inclusions having a converted composition comprising up to 30 mass % or less Al2O3, 20 to 60 mass % SiO2, and 15 to 70 mass % MnO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyasu MATSUBAYASHI, Sadayuki NAKAMURA, Junichi KATSUKI, Ryoji HIROTA
  • Publication number: 20160033357
    Abstract: A fatigue testing device 1 comprises a fixing member 4 constituted by a lower jig 2 and an upper jig 3. The lower jig 2 and the upper jig 3 are fixed with a bolt 5, and a sheet or plate-shaped metal plate 6 is fixed in a cantilever state such that it is interposed between the lower jig 2 and the upper jig 3. The lower jig 2 has a fixing surface 2a to which the metal sheet or plate 6 is fixed, and the fixing surface 2a has a curved shape such that the space between the fixing surface 2a and the metal sheet or plate 6 increases with increasing distance from the location where the metal sheet or plate 6 is fixed to the fixing surface 2a. The upper jig 3 also has a fixing surface 3a to which the metal sheet or plate 6 is fixed, and the fixing surface 3a has a curved shape such that the space between the fixing surface 3a and the metal sheet or plate 6 increases with increasing distance from the location where the metal sheet or plate 6 is fixed to the fixing surface 3a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sadayuki NAKAMURA, Hiroyasu MATSUBAYASHI, Akira HIRONAKA, Ryoji HIROTA
  • Publication number: 20150376729
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a raw material steel sheet for providing a high strength nonmagnetic austenitic stainless steel material that has a high elastic limit stress and excellent toughness. [Solution to Problem] An austenitic stainless steel sheet containing 0.12% or less of C, from 0.30 to 3.00% of Si, from 2.0 to 9.0% of Mn, from 7.0 to 15.0% of Ni, from 11.0 to 20.0% of Cr, and 0.30% or less of N, and further containing at least one kind of 3.0% or less of Mo, 1.0% or less of V, 1.0% or less of Nb, 1.0% or less of Ti, and 0.010% or less of B, all in terms of percentage by mass, with the balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, having a component composition having a Ni equivalent of 19.0 or more, having a value of d?1/2 of 0.40 or more, wherein d (?m) represents an average austenitic crystal grain diameter, and having a property that provides a magnetic permeability of 1.0100 or less after subjected to cold rolling with an equivalent strain of 0.50 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyasu MATSUBAYASHI, Sadayuki NAKAMURA, Ryoji HIROTA
  • Patent number: 6599376
    Abstract: A Fe-Cr soft magnetic material has electric resistivity not less than 50 &mgr;&OHgr;·cm and a metallurgical structure occupied by a ferrite phase at a surface ratio of 95% or more. A number of fine precipitates of 1 &mgr;m or less in particle size is controlled at a ratio not more than 6×105/mm2. The Fe-Cr alloy has the composition (expressed in mass or weight %) of C up to 0.05%, N up to 0.05%, Si up to 3.0%, Mn up to 1.0%, P up to 0.04%, S up to 1.0%, 5.0-20.0% Cr, Al up to 4.0%, 0-3% Mo, 0-0.5% Ti and the balance being essentially Fe under the conditions of (1) and (2). The Fe-Cr soft magnetic material is useful as a core, a yoke or the like installed in various types of magnetic sensors such as electric power steering, fuel injection systems for vehicles and A.C. magnetic circuits of solenoid valves, due to production of high magnetic induction in a high-frequency low-magnetic field: 4.3×%Cr+19.1×%Si+15.1×%Al+2.5×%Mo≧40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Morikawa, Tomoharu Shigetomi, Ryoji Hirota, Takashi Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20020104586
    Abstract: A newly proposed Fe-Cr soft magnetic material has electric resistivity not less than 50 &mgr;&OHgr;·cm and a metallurgical structure occupied by a ferrite phase at a surface ratio of 95% or more. A number of fine precipitated of 1 &mgr;m or less in particle size is controlled at a ratio not more than 6×105/mm2. The Fe-Cr alloy has the composition of C up to 0.05%, N up to 0.05%, Si up to 3.0%, Mn up to 1.0%, P up to 0.04%, S up to 1.0%, 5.0-20.0% Cr, Al up to 4.0%, 0-3% Mo, 0-0.5% Ti and the balance being essentially Fe under the conditions of (1) and (2). The Fe-Cr soft magnetic material is useful as a core, a yoke or the like installed in various types of magnetic sensors such as electric power steering, fuel injection systems for vehicles and A.C magnetic circuits of solenoid valves, due to production of great magnetic induction in a high-frequency low-magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Applicant: Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Morikawa, Tomoharu Shigetomi, Ryoji Hirota, Takashi Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 6222286
    Abstract: In a stepping motor, stator yokes have a plurality of comb-tooth-shaped magnetic poles 5b, 6b, 7b and 8b in such a manner that the comb-tooth-shaped magnetic poles are opposed to each other coaxially to a rotor portion made from a permanent magnet magnetized to have multiple magnetic poles, and an excitation coil is fitted on the external circumference of the stator yokes and the excitation coil and the stator yokes are surrounded by a frame yoke. Each of the yokes is formed of an Fe—Cr alloy having a predetermined ferrite single-phase structure so that occurrence of eddy currents in an alternating-current magnetic field is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Watanabe, Hirofumi Nakano, Toshihiko Takemoto, Ryoji Hirota
  • Patent number: 5211771
    Abstract: Fe-Ni, Fe-Ni-Cr or Fe-Ni-Cr-Mo magnetic alloy material, the surface roughness of which is adjusted to Rz.gtoreq.0.5 or Ra.gtoreq.0.06, is disclosed. Parts made of this material has resistance to mutual adhesion or sticking when they are subjected to anealing treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Nisshin Steel Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuji Okiyama, Ryoji Hirota, Takuji Hara, Yutaka Kawai, Toshihiko Takemoto