Patents by Inventor Satoru Satake

Satoru Satake 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: 9517559
    Abstract: A robot control system detects a position and a direction of each user by a plurality of range image sensors provided in an exhibition hall. A central controller records an inspection action after a user attends the exhibition hall until the user leaves to generate an inspection action table. When the user attends again, the central controller reads a history of inspection action from the inspection action table. Then, the central controller chooses from an utterance content table an utterance content containing a phrase that mentions the inspection action included in the history at a time of last time attendance, determines the utterance content, and makes a robot output the determined utterance content to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Kawabe, Taro Yokoyama, Takayuki Kanda, Satoru Satake, Takamasa Iio, Kotaro Hayashi, Florent Ferreri
  • Patent number: 9427666
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a general mood adding scheme in a cloud-based game system. In some examples, a method performed under control of a computing device may include receiving from a raw database at least one set of facial expression data, each of the at least one set of facial expression data being accompanied by time information and location information, clustering a geographic area to form at least one cluster based at least in part on the at least one set of facial expression data, and storing the at least one cluster in a map database corresponding to the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyashita, Satoru Satake, Masahiro Shiomi
  • Publication number: 20160144277
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a general mood adding scheme in a cloud-based game system. In some examples, a method performed under control of a computing device may include receiving from a raw database at least one set of facial expression data, each of the at least one set of facial expression data being accompanied by time information and location information, clustering a geographic area to form at least one cluster based at least in part on the at least one set of facial expression data, and storing the at least one cluster in a map database corresponding to the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Takahiro MIYASHITA, Satoru SATAKE, Masahiro SHIOMI
  • Patent number: 9302178
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a general mood adding scheme in a cloud-based game system. In some examples, a method performed under control of a computing device may include receiving from a raw database at least one set of facial expression data, each of the at least one set of facial expression data being accompanied by time information and location information, clustering a geographic area to form at least one cluster based at least in part on the at least one set of facial expression data, and storing the at least one cluster in a map database corresponding to the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyashita, Satoru Satake, Masahiro Shiomi
  • Publication number: 20150094851
    Abstract: A robot control system detects a position and a direction of each user by a plurality of range image sensors provided in an exhibition hall. A central controller records an inspection action after a user attends the exhibition hall until the user leaves to generate an inspection action table. When the user attends again, the central controller reads a history of inspection action from the inspection action table. Then, the central controller chooses from an utterance content table an utterance content containing a phrase that mentions the inspection action included in the history at a time of last time attendance, determines the utterance content, and makes a robot output the determined utterance content to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Kawabe, Taro Yokoyama, Takayuki Kanda, Satoru Satake, Takamasa Iio, Kotaro Hayashi, Florent Ferreri
  • Publication number: 20140169690
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for an general mood adding scheme in a cloud-based game system. In some examples, a method performed under control of a computing device may include receiving from a raw database at least one set of facial expression data, each of the at least one set of facial expression data being accompanied by time information and location information, clustering a geographic area to form at least one cluster based at least in part on the at least one set of facial expression data, and storing the at least one cluster in a map database corresponding to the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyashita, Satoru Satake, Masahiro Shiomi
  • Patent number: 6832545
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing no-bran cereal such as no-bran rice which require no washing before cooking. With the apparatus, bran stuck on a surface of a grain of the polished cereal is easily removed without imparting any damage on the surface, and further moisture in the grain is maintained to increase taste of the cereal. Moisture is added to the polished cereal and granular material is mixed and stirred with the moistened polished cereal to polish a surface of each grain of the polished cereal and remove bran stuck on the surface of the polished cereal. Then, the polished cereal is separated from the granular material to obtain the no-bran rice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Nobuhiro Matsumoto, Takeshi Munesada, Yukihiro Kawano, Akihiko Kato, Kazuto Nonaka, Katsunori Chikamune, Yosuke Inomoto, Kaoru Shitadera
  • Patent number: 6683970
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing nutritious condition of crop in a plant field is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Yukio Hosaka, Hideharu Maruyama, Nobuhiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6629611
    Abstract: A reciprocating rod of the ejector is borne in a non-sliding state by permanent magnets on the reciprocating rod and permanent magnets surrounding the reciprocating rod. The reciprocating rod linearly projects out and retracts by the reciprocating components which cause the reciprocating rod to reciprocate by the driving signals from the driver circuit. A slanted surface is provided at the foremost end of the reciprocating rod. When the granular objects to be ejected flow-in continuously, the projecting-out action takes place correspondingly with the leading granular object to be ejected and, after the following granular object(s) to be ejected has been ejected, the retracting action takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Takeshi Fukumori
  • Publication number: 20030177916
    Abstract: A method of and an apparatus for manufacturing no-bran cereal such as no-bran rice which require no washing before cooking. With the method and the apparatus, bran stuck on a surface of a grain of the polished cereal is easily removed without imparting any damage on the surface, and further moisture in the grain is maintained to increase taste of the cereal. Moisture is added to the polished cereal and granular material is mixed and stirred with the moistened polished cereal to polish a surface of each grain of the polished cereal and remove bran stuck on the surface of the polished cereal. Then, the polished cereal is separated from the granular material to obtain the no-bran rice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: SATAKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Nobuhiro Matsumoto, Takeshi Munesada, Yukihiro Kawano, Akihiko Kato, Kazuto Nonaka, Katsunori Chikamune, Yosuke Inomoto, Kaoru Shitadera
  • Patent number: 6610345
    Abstract: A method of and an apparatus for manufacturing no-bran cereal such as no-bran rice which require no washing before cooking. With the method and the apparatus, bran stuck on a surface of a grain of the polished cereal is easily removed without imparting any damage on the surface, and further moisture in the grain is maintained to increase taste of the cereal. Moisture is added to the polished cereal and granular material is mixed and stirred with the moistened polished cereal to polish a surface of each grain of the polished cereal and remove bran stuck on the surface of the polished cereal. Then, the polished cereal is separated from the granular material to obtain the no-bran rice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Nobuhiro Matsumoto, Takeshi Munesada, Yukihiro Kawano, Akihiko Kato, Kazuto Nonaka, Katsunori Chikamune, Yosuke Inomoto, Kaoru Shitadera
  • Patent number: 6559611
    Abstract: At a starting of a motor which receives an electric power from a generator driven by an engine, an excitation current controller controls an excitation current so as to cause an output frequency of a generator to approach a predetermined frequency which is lower than a rated frequency when an output voltage detected by an output voltage detector is reduced to lower than a first predetermined voltage. Thereafter, the excitation current controller controls the excitation current so as to cause the output voltage of the generator to be the rated voltage when the output voltage detector detects a second predetermined voltage which is higher than the first predetermined voltage. In this way, the load capacity which enables the starting by the engine-driven generator without directly controlling the engine is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Yukio Hosaka, Hideharu Maruyama, Yuuji Matsumoto, Kiyonori Nakaoka
  • Patent number: 6466321
    Abstract: From the crop of a predetermined area in a plant field under exposure to natural light, a reflectivity of the light having relation to crop information such as nitrogen content rate is measured by a camera; the crop information as first crop information is obtained from the first crop related formula established in advance for obtaining the crop information from the reflectivity; light is irradiated on crop leaf blades in the same area as the predetermined area and an amount of the light is measured; the crop information as second crop information is obtained from the second crop related formula established in advance for obtaining the crop information from the amount of the light; differences are calculated from the first crop information and the second crop information; the first crop information is obtained from the unknown crop in the predetermined area within the crop field of the same area; the first crop information is corrected based on the differences; and the nutritious diagnosis of the crop in the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Yukio Hosaka, Hideharu Maruyama, Nobuhiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6460704
    Abstract: A rotary shaking separator for separating unhulled rice and unpolished rice from each other includes at least one separating vessel and a plurality of drives located at even intervals on the peripheral edge of the separating vessel, the plurality of drives being actuated to bring the whole of the separating vessel into a rotationally shaking motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Akira Fukuhara, Kiminori Kono, Masahide Houri, Shigeki Kinoshita, Masashi Kageyama, Chozaburo Ikuta, Haruyoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6442486
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining an amount of fertilizer to be applied to grain crops are disclosed. A fertilizer application related formula for obtaining the necessary amount of fertilizer to be applied is established by analyzing growth information including leaf blade information, fertilizer application information and quality information, all the above information being obtained in advance from a number of grains or grain crops. The formula thus established is stored in the memory. The necessary amount of fertilizer to be applied for each specific period for grain crops which are presently under growth is calculated by applying to the above formula, growth information of the grain crops presently under growth and target quality information. The growth information includes leaf blade information in relation to a specific period. The results of the calculation are displayed or printed out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Yukio Hosaka, Hideharu Maruyama, Nobuhiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6431367
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for exchanging a plurality of sifter frames of a plan sifter. The steps of the method include a step, when taking out a number of sifter frames from a sifting chamber, of taking out a plurality of sifter frames in a unitary state with the unitary state being maintained to the outside of the machine frame, and a step, when accommodating new sifter frames in the sifting chamber, of stacking the sifter frames outside the machine frame and accommodating the unitary formed sifter frames in the sifting chamber. According to the method of the invention, the sifter frame exchange operation can be carried out in such a way as to reduce heavy labor and risk to workers, and such exchanging operation can be carried out in an easy manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Hideki Sakaki, Akira Orihashi
  • Patent number: 6427128
    Abstract: A quality evaluation method for granular objects includes the steps of: irradiating objects from a front side and a back side; taking a reflection light image and a transmission light image from both the front and back sides of the objects; obtaining optical information of the objects by image-processing the reflection and transmission light images; obtaining shape information of the objects based on the optical information; determining the quality of each of the objects based on the optical information and the shape information; and counting the numbers of objects per quality and obtaining ratios of the objects per quality against the total number of objects. The data from the front and the back sides of the granular object are analyzed to enhance the precision of the results of the quality analysis, and in particular, to enhance the precision in detecting cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Manabu Ikeda, Satoru Takashita, Takahiro Doi
  • Patent number: 6347579
    Abstract: A husking apparatus supplies cereal grains between a pair of rotating rubber rolls through a guiding chute, rubs and husks them. A roll diameter marker for indicating an abrasion degree of the diameter of one of the rubber rolls is provided near the minimum gap between the rubber rolls. An incline angle changing marker previously marked with a changing degree of a position or an angle of incline of the guiding chute in correspondence to the roll diameter marker is provided near the lower end of the guiding chute. An operator can readily detect the diameter of the rubber roll by means of the roll diameter marker and accurately set the position or the angle of incline of the guiding chute in accordance with the incline angle changing marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Masahide Houri, Minoru Koreda, Takeshi Mito, Satoru Satake
  • Publication number: 20020011155
    Abstract: A husking apparatus supplies cereal grains between a pair of rotating rubber rolls through a guiding chute, rubs and husks them. A roll diameter marker for indicating an abrasion degree of the diameter of one of the rubber rolls is provided near the minimum gap between the rubber rolls. An incline angle changing marker previously marked with a changing degree of a position or an angle of incline of the guiding chute in correspondence to the roll diameter marker is provided near the lower end of the guiding chute. An operator can readily detect the diameter of the rubber roll by means of the roll diameter marker and accurately set the position or the angle of incline of the guiding chute in accordance with the incline angle changing marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Applicant: SATAKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahide Houri, Minoru Koreda, Takeshi Mito, Satoru Satake, Toshiko Satake
  • Patent number: D472909
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Satake, Takuma Nakaso, Kenji Morita, Takashi Hirai, Kazuto Nonaka