Patents by Inventor Satoru Shimizu

Satoru Shimizu 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: 10562401
    Abstract: A motor driving control apparatus in the embodiment includes: a first controller configured to control powering and regeneration of a motor; a second controller configured to control the first controller; and assistant circuitry configured to activate the second controller in a stop state, when a counter electromotive force caused by the motor, which is rotated without control by the first controller, satisfies a predetermined condition, before a power-on instruction for the motor driving control apparatus is made or in a state where the power-on instruction for the motor driving control apparatus is not made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Hosaka, Satoru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20200045233
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro SABE, Yasunori KAWANAMI, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Tsutomu SAWADA, Satoru SHIMIZU, Peter DUERR, Yuki YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200030409
    Abstract: Provided is a LYPD1 inhibitor for promoting vascular endothelial network formation in a biological tissue. Also provided is a medicinal composition, said medicinal composition comprising a LYPD1 inhibitor as an active ingredient, for treating and/or preventing neoangiogenic disorders. Also provided is a method which comprises: (a1) a step for providing a cell population containing first cells expressing LYPD1 and vascular endothelial cells; (a2) a step for treating the cell population obtained in step (a1) with a LYPD1 inhibitor; and (a3) a step for culturing the cell population obtained in step (a2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOKYO WOMEN'S MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Matsuura, Tatsuya Shimizu, Shinako Aoki, Satoru Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20200036901
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the, image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200017101
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a vehicle controller mountable in a vehicle, and a commercial facility management system for managing a parking lot and payment in a commercial facility. The commercial facility management system includes a system controller. The system controller performs processing for associating the vehicle with a user of the vehicle when the vehicle enters the parking lot, and cooperates with the vehicle controller of the vehicle associated with the user to control the vehicle to travel from a parking place to a pick-up/drop-off place for the user when the user finishes payment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru SAKUMA, Shuhei YAMAMOTO, Munehiro KAMIYA, Hideo HASEGAWA, Shinji KURACHI, Tomoya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20190383679
    Abstract: A torque sensor includes: a torsion bar coaxially connecting a first shaft and a second shaft; a multipole magnet; a pair of magnetic yokes; and a magnetic sensor capable of detecting a density of magnetic flux formed by the pair of the magnetic yokes and having an inner magnetosensitive surface facing inward in a radial direction and an outer magnetosensitive surface facing outward in the radial direction when viewed along a central axis of the torsion bar. The torque sensor includes: a magnetic flux guiding member capable of magnetically coupling the magnetic yoke and the outer magnetosensitive surface of the magnetic sensor; and a water blocking portion capable of housing the magnetic sensor and the magnetic flux guiding member to restrict the magnetic sensor from coming into contact with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Ken TANAKA, Shingo SHIMIZU, Shigetoshi FUKAYA, Satoru JINNO, Toshiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190376791
    Abstract: Provided is a device including an acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a position estimation system selected from among a plurality of position estimation systems for estimating a position of a flight vehicle, and a position estimation unit that estimates the position of the flight vehicle from first information generated by using an inertial sensor of the flight vehicle and second information generated through the position estimation system based on a parameter for the position estimation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: KOHTARO SABE, HARUTO TAKEDA, PETER DUERR, SATORU SHIMIZU, TSUTOMU SAWADA, KOUSUKE SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10500720
    Abstract: A control system, method and computer program product cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot, said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot. A display control unit causes a display image to be displayed on a display of candidate target objects, wherein at least two of the candidate target objects are displayed with an associated indication of a target object score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwai, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10490071
    Abstract: A traffic light information providing system includes a vehicle and a server configured to communicate with the vehicle, and provides information on change in color of a traffic light to the vehicle. The vehicle transmits to the server, vehicle data including time information and position information of the vehicle at the time when the vehicle resumes running from a state of stop at an intersection. The server operates and stores a period of change from the red light to the green light of a traffic light provided at the intersection based on the vehicle data. The server transmits information indicating timing of change to the green light of the traffic light based on the stored period of change, to a vehicle which approaches the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10469757
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an image display unit configured to acquire, from a flying body, an image captured by an imaging device provided in the flying body and to display the image, and a flight instruction generation unit configured to generate a flight instruction for the flying body based on content of an operation performed with respect to the image captured by the imaging device and displayed by the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Yasunori Kawanami, Kenta Kawamoto, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Peter Duerr, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10464556
    Abstract: A vehicle management system includes a vehicle controller mountable in a vehicle, and a commercial facility management system for managing a parking lot and payment in a commercial facility. The commercial facility management system includes a system controller. The system controller performs processing for associating the vehicle with a user of the vehicle when the vehicle enters the parking lot, and cooperates with the vehicle controller of the vehicle associated with the user to control the vehicle to travel from a parking place to a pick-up/drop-off place for the user when the user finishes payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190335119
    Abstract: According to the disclosure, a relationship of Tgp>Tgf, ?f1<?PCB1, and (Tgp-To) ×?PCB1<(Tgf-To)×?f1+(Tgp-Tgf)×?f2 or a relationship of Tgp<Tgf, ?PCB1<?f1, and (Tgf-To)×?f1<(Tgp-To)×?PCB1+(Tgf-Tgp)×?PCB2 is satisfied, where linear expansion coefficients in an in-plane direction of the substrate at a temperature below a glass transition temperature Tgp of the substrate and at a temperature above the glass transition temperature Tgp of the substrate are denoted as ?PCB1 and ?PCB2, respectively, linear expansion coefficient of the frame at a temperature below a glass transition temperature Tgf of the frame and at a temperature above the glass transition temperature Tgf of the frame are denoted as ?f1 and ?f2, respectively, and a room temperature is denoted as To.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Koichi Shimizu, Tadashi Kosaka, Shuichi Chiba, Kazuya Notsu, Hisatane Komori, Satoru Hamasaki, Yu Katase
  • Publication number: 20190326344
    Abstract: There is provided semiconductor devices and methods of forming the same, the semiconductor devices including: a first semiconductor element having a first electrode; a second semiconductor element having a second electrode; a Sn-based micro-solder bump formed on the second electrode; and a concave bump pad including the first electrode opposite to the micro-solder bump, where the first electrode is connected to the second electrode via the micro-solder bump and the concave bump pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru WAKIYAMA, Naoki JYO, Kan SHIMIZU, Toshihiko HAYASHI, Takuya NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10436591
    Abstract: Provided is a device including: an acquisition unit that acquires information indicating a position estimation system selected from among a plurality of position estimation systems for estimating a position of a flight vehicle; and a position estimation unit that estimates the position of the flight vehicle from first information generated by using an inertial sensor of the flight vehicle and second information generated through the position estimation system based on a parameter for the position estimation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohtaro Sabe, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Satoru Shimizu, Tsutomu Sawada, Kousuke Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190302770
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device that can make more efficient an inspection performed by a flying body capable of performing imaging. [Solution] Provided is a control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to an overview of a structure, and a flight information generating unit configured to generate flight information of a flying body being caused to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of the information acquired by the acquisition unit. The control device generates information used to cause the flying body to image the structure, and thereby makes it possible to make more efficient the inspection performed by the flying body capable of performing imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kohtaro Sabe, Miki Shibuya, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Kousuke Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Masaomi Nabeta, Takekazu Kakinuma, Hironari Mizumura
  • Publication number: 20190294213
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device that suppresses an increase in internal pressure while suppressing entry of a foreign material. An electronic module according to the present embodiment has an electronic device, a substrate, a frame, and a cover, a hole portion having a first opening in a first main surface and a second opening in a second main surface and communicating the internal space and the external space, and a component is disposed to face the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yu Katase, Tadashi Kosaka, Koichi Shimizu, Shuichi Chiba, Kazuya Notsu, Hisatane Komori, Satoru Hamasaki, Ikuto Kimura
  • Patent number: 10384348
    Abstract: A robot apparatus includes an output unit that displays an image including an object on a screen, an input unit that receives an operation performed by a user for specifying information relating to an approximate range including the object in the image, an object extraction unit that extracts information regarding a two-dimensional contour of the object on the basis of the specification received by the input unit, and a position and attitude estimation unit that estimates information regarding a three-dimensional position and attitude of the object on the basis of the information regarding the two-dimensional contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Genta Kondo, Atsushi Miyamoto, Satoru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10385205
    Abstract: The present invention is a polyester resin composition that includes a polyester resin A containing 50 to 100% by mass of a polybutylene terephthalate resin and 0 to 50% by mass of a polyethylene terephthalate resin, a metal organic acid salt B being either one or both of an alkali metal organic acid salt and an alkaline earth metal organic acid salt, a polyfunctional glycidyl group-containing styrene-based polymer C in a predetermined amount, and an inorganic filler D having an average particle diameter of 0.05 to 3 ?m. The polyester resin composition contains a predetermined amount of alkali metal atoms/alkaline earth metal atoms, and further the content of linear oligomers of polybutylene terephthalate, or the content of linear oligomers of polybutylene terephthalate and polyethylene terephthalate is less than or equal to 1000 mg/kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimoharai, Yasuto Fujii, Takahiro Shimizu, Junichi Yasui, Satoru Horiguchi
  • Publication number: 20190248017
    Abstract: Provided is a robot device including an image input unit for inputting an image of surroundings, a target object detection unit for detecting an object from the input image, an object position detection unit for detecting a position of the object, an environment information acquisition unit for acquiring surrounding environment information of the position of the object, an optimum posture acquisition unit for acquiring an optimum posture corresponding to the surrounding environment information for the object, an object posture detection unit for detecting a current posture of the object from the input image, an object posture comparison unit for comparing the current posture of the object to the optimum posture of the object, and an object posture correction unit for correcting the posture of the object when the object posture comparison unit determines that there is a predetermined difference or more between the current posture and the optimum posture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru SHIMIZU, Kenta KAWAMOTO, Yoshiaki IWAI
  • Patent number: 10372133
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a control device that can make more efficient an inspection performed by a flying body capable of performing imaging. [Solution] Provided is a control device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to an overview of a structure, and a flight information generating unit configured to generate flight information of a flying body being caused to fly over a periphery of the structure to image the structure on the basis of the information acquired by the acquisition unit. The control device generates information used to cause the flying body to image the structure, and thereby makes it possible to make more efficient the inspection performed by the flying body capable of performing imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kohtaro Sabe, Miki Shibuya, Tsutomu Sawada, Satoru Shimizu, Kousuke Suzuki, Haruto Takeda, Peter Duerr, Masaomi Nabeta, Takekazu Kakinuma, Hironari Mizumura