Patents by Inventor Satoru Hirose

Satoru Hirose 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: 20210226420
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a surface emitting type light-emitting element mainly including a nitride semiconductor and a layer for forming a resonance mode. The light-emitting element increases the optical confinement coefficient of a layer forming a resonance mode, includes an active layer, a phase modulation layer, and one or more high refractive index layers, and further includes, first and second cladding layers sandwiching the active layer, the phase modulation layer, and the high refractive index layer. The phase modulation layer includes a base layer and modified refractive index regions. The gravity centers of the modified refractive index regions are arranged on a straight line passing through each lattice point of a virtual square lattice and tilted with respect to the square lattice. The distance between the gravity center of each modified refractive index region and the lattice point is individually set according to the optical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yuta AOKI, Kazuyoshi HIROSE, Satoru OKAWARA
  • Publication number: 20210217313
    Abstract: A commercial vehicle operation system is provided with a server that can respectively communicate with a vehicle terminal of a commercial vehicle and with a user terminal owned by a user via a communication network. The server includes a communication unit, a vehicle operation information management unit that acquires and manages vehicle operation information including at least current location information of the commercial vehicle, and a roaming travel execution determination unit that determines whether to carry out roaming travel based on current location information of the commercial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Satoru HIROSE, Hiroya FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210206394
    Abstract: A work assist system includes an automatic driving information acquisition unit configured to acquire automatic driving information containing automatic driving level information representing automatic driving levels from a vehicle capable of automatic driving; a task information storage configured to store task information containing unprocessed tasks to be processed by a driver of the vehicle, groups that classify the tasks according to functions required for processing the tasks, and the automatic driving levels necessary for processing the tasks using the functions corresponding to the groups; and a task extractor configured to extract a task that is processable by the driver in the vehicle based on the automatic driving information acquired by the automatic driving information acquisition unit and the task information stored in the task information storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Akinori Suyama, Hideki Takehara, Tatsumi Naganuma, Satoru Hirose, Takeshi Aoki, Yasushi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210191346
    Abstract: An abnormality detection device of detecting an abnormality of a robot which executes an operation such as welding on a target object, includes a control unit including a signal input unit to which a detection signal is input, the detection signal being obtained when a state of the robot is detected by a sensor, so that the control unit detects an abnormality of the robot in accordance with the detection signal. The control unit outputs a control signal to the robot so as to execute an integrated action in which a necessary action necessary for detecting an abnormality is added to a predetermined action in which the operation is not executed on the target object. The control unit detects the abnormality of the robot in accordance with the detection signal detected when the integrated action is executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Toshimichi Urakawa, Toru Takagi, Satoru Hirose
  • Patent number: 11010019
    Abstract: A camera thumbnail image acquisition unit acquires a first thumbnail image from a camera. A distribution server thumbnail image acquisition unit acquires a second thumbnail image from a distribution server. A thumbnail image selection unit selects one of the first thumbnail image and the second thumbnail image as a thumbnail image that should be displayed. A camera information acquisition unit acquires camera information including streaming execution information indicating whether the camera is streaming. The thumbnail image selection unit refers to the streaming execution information to select the second thumbnail image as the thumbnail image that should be displayed when the camera is streaming and to select the first thumbnail image as the thumbnail image that should be displayed when the camera is not streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Takehara, Akinori Suyama, Tatsumi Naganuma, Satoru Hirose
  • Publication number: 20210097111
    Abstract: An information providing device includes a search word setting unit configured to specify a keyword that is input and set the specified keyword as a search word, a feature word extractor configured to acquire information containing the search word from an external network and extract, as feature words, multiple keywords that are different from the search word from the information containing the search word, and a presentation word selector configured to select at least one presentation word to be output from among the feature words based on appearance information on the feature words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yamamoto, Moe Fujishima, Satoru Hirose, Chieko Endo, Kakagu Komazaki, Hitomi Tadokoro
  • Publication number: 20210090303
    Abstract: An information distribution apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture a captured image including a specific object, an object image acquisition unit configured to acquire an object image of the specific object from the captured image, and a try-on data generation unit configured to generate try-on data based on a registration avatar in a virtual space and the object image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Masayuki Nagano, Tatsumi Naganuma, Satoru Hirose
  • Publication number: 20210089789
    Abstract: A drive recorder according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: an imaging unit that is mounted on a vehicle and captures a video of the surroundings of the vehicle; a video recording unit that has, recorded therein, video data captured; a network connecting unit that receives accident information including a time and date when an accident occurred and a place where the accident occurred; and a video retrieving unit that determines whether any video data captured in a predetermined time period and in a predetermined region are available in the video data recorded in the video recording unit, the predetermined time period including the time and date when the accident occurred, the predetermined region including the place where the accident occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Manamu Takahashi, Hideki Takehara, Akinori Suyama, Tatsumi Naganuma, Satoru Hirose, Takeshi Aoki
  • Publication number: 20210042670
    Abstract: A vehicle management method is provided for setting a travel plan for a vehicle (Vn) using a server (10) configured to manage vehicle requests from a plurality of users. This method includes specifying an available vehicle from among a plurality of the vehicles as an in-use vehicle on the basis of the vehicle requests from the users who request use of the vehicle (Vn), setting the travel plan including a travel route of the in-use vehicle by way of a boarding location for each of the users on the basis of the vehicle requests from the users, and in a case in which a user of the users is absent at the boarding location when the in-use vehicle arrives at the boarding location, setting a waiting time at the boarding location on the basis of the travel plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicants: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Hiroya Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20210031384
    Abstract: An abnormality detecting device determines an abnormality in an apparatus by comparing data on vibration detected in the apparatus with a predetermined threshold. Moreover, the abnormality detecting device changes the threshold depending on a length of work time required for the apparatus to perform a certain work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Toru Takagi
  • Publication number: 20210008736
    Abstract: A malfunction detection device compares detected data on a condition at a predetermined part of an apparatus with a threshold so as to determine a malfunction of the apparatus. The malfunction detection device varies the threshold in accordance with a type of a lubricant used for movable parts of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Toru Takagi
  • Publication number: 20200406483
    Abstract: A driving force sensor detects a driving force in a rotating mechanism provided in an apparatus. A vibration sensor detects vibrations of the apparatus. A control unit determines a type of a malfunction of the apparatus in accordance with a combination of the detected driving force and the detected vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Toru Takagi, Kouichi Oomori
  • Publication number: 20200398447
    Abstract: A control unit causes a sensor to start sampling at a plurality of start timings different from each other. The control unit combines sampling signals obtained by the start of the sampling at the different start timings, and detects a malfunction of an apparatus in accordance with the combined sampling signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Toru Takagi
  • Publication number: 20200372418
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes acquiring a desired condition from a user who uses a shared vehicle, determining whether or not the shared vehicle can be reserved on the basis of the desired condition, and when the reservation of the shared vehicle is completed, providing information including a destination of the shared vehicle reserved to other users as reservation information of the shared vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Kayoko Hara, Shigeki Satou
  • Publication number: 20200226497
    Abstract: A ride-sharing management method for managing ride-sharing of a vehicle by a plurality of users using a control device, where the ride-sharing management method includes calculating a deboarding order of the users on a basis of boarding and deboarding locations of the users on a travel route of the vehicle for the users to share a ride, calculating an entrance to the vehicle on a basis of the deboarding order of the users, and setting seating positions of the users on a basis of the deboarding order and the entrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicants: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventor: Satoru Hirose
  • Publication number: 20200106836
    Abstract: An on-vehicle communication device includes a vehicle information acquiring unit configured to acquire at least one of vehicle speed information on a vehicle capable of performing self-driving and current location information on the vehicle; a self-driving level acquiring unit configured to acquire self-driving level information indicating a self-driving level of the vehicle; and a controller configured to determine whether to enable or disable a connection to a high-confidential communication channel based on the self-driving level information and at least one of the vehicle speed information and the current location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki Takehara, Akinori Suyama, Tatsumi Naganuma, Satoru Hirose, Takeshi Aoki, Yasushi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200013584
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of obtaining a dose correction amount, the method includes writing evaluation patterns by irradiating a substrate with a charged particle beam by multiple writing with different numbers of paths using a charged particle beam writing apparatus, measuring a size of each of the evaluation patterns, calculating a size variation rate per path from a size measurement result of the evaluation pattern corresponding to each of the numbers of paths, and calculating a dose variation rate per path based on the size variation rate per path and a dose latitude indicating a ratio of a pattern size variation amount to a dose variation of the charged particle beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoru HIROSE, Rieko NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10482399
    Abstract: A shared vehicle management apparatus for managing shared vehicles shared by users includes a first storage configured to store information on a plurality of stations at which the shared vehicles can be rented and returned, a reservation acceptance device configured to accept a use reservation of a shared vehicle from a user, the use reservation including information on a departure station and an arrival station, the departure station being set by the user as a station from which the user expects to use the shared vehicle, and the arrival station being set by the user as a station to which the user returns the shared vehicle after use, a return occasion detector configured to detect a return start occasion on which the user using the shared vehicle returns the shared vehicle, and a route guidance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Kayoko Hara, Shigeki Satoh, Yukiko Nagai, Ryusuke Hayashi, Naomi Oshino
  • Patent number: 10477136
    Abstract: A display mode determining device includes a video data acquisition unit configured to acquire video data of a video including a voice, a database referring unit configured to refer to a database of use frequency of words in which use frequency information indicating use frequency of each word is stored, and a determining unit configured to, based on the video data acquired by the video data acquisition unit and based on the use frequency information referred to by the database referring unit, obtain the use frequency of each word included in text data representing the voice included in the video to determine display mode of the word according to the use frequency thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsumi Naganuma, Hideki Takehara, Akinori Suyama, Satoru Hirose
  • Patent number: 10468232
    Abstract: A charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a writing data generation circuitry to input character information or information of an item selected, for specifying an apparatus quality check pattern used for evaluating apparatus quality of a charged particle beam writing apparatus, and to generate writing data of the apparatus quality check pattern based on the character information or the information of the item selected, and a combination circuitry to input writing data of an actual chip pattern to be written on a target object, and to combine the writing data of the actual chip pattern and the writing data of the apparatus quality check pattern such that the actual chip pattern and the apparatus quality check pattern do not overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NUFLARE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru Hirose, Rieko Nishimura, Ryosuke Ueba