Patents by Inventor Satoshi Nakano

Satoshi Nakano 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: 11233982
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a display control device, a display control method, and a recording medium capable of performing more reliable stereoscopic viewing. Whether or not a condition for generating erroneous fusion on a presented image is satisfied on the basis of the display mode of a plurality of display objects arranged side by side in one direction on the presented image at the time of displaying the presented image presented in three-dimensional space. The presented image is expressed by an image for a right eye and an image for a left eye for stereoscopic viewing by using fusion in which the image for a right eye and the image for a left eye are superimposed and recognized as one image. Then, control of applying a predetermined effect to display of the presented image is performed on the basis of the determination result. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a stereoscopic display system using a head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Nakano
  • Patent number: 11214814
    Abstract: Novel sugarcane-derived flowering-inducing genes each encoding a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or 4 (the ScFT6 gene and the ScZCN16 gene), by which the flowering time is accelerated more slowly than conventionally known flowering-inducing genes, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akari Nakasone, Yasuyo Shimamoto, Madoka Abe, Satoshi Kondo, Sumire Fujiwara, Tomoko Niki, Kaoru Suzuki, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Yoshimi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20210381710
    Abstract: A facility apparatus control device includes: first and second image capturing units capturing images of first and second spaces; a data-for-learning generator generating location information on a person in the first space by analyzing a first image captured and extracting therefrom, an image of a range including the person in the first space; a learning unit learning, using the location information and a first extracted image extracted by the data-for-learning generator, a feature of the person in the first space and a staying location of the person in the first space; a person detector detecting a person in the second space by analyzing a second image captured and extracting therefrom, an image of a range including the detected person; and an apparatus controller controlling a facility apparatus installed in the first space using a second extracted image extracted by the person detector and a learned result of the learning unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi NAKANO
  • Patent number: 11184733
    Abstract: A mobile terminal capable of obtaining information provided from a server includes: a communication unit capable of communicating with, via a first communication path, an associated terminal in one of a plurality of areas, the associated terminal being placed in the one of the plurality of areas, being a terminal associated with the mobile terminal, and being one of a plurality of area terminals placed in corresponding ones of the plurality of areas; and a display unit capable of displaying service information provided from the server, the service information including first information and second information different from the first information. The display unit displays the first information when the communication unit is able to communicate with the associated terminal, or displays the second information when the communication unit is unable to communicate with the associated terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakano, Makoto Katsukura, Taichi Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20210314544
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a display control device, a display control method, and a recording medium capable of performing more reliable stereoscopic viewing. Whether or not a condition for generating erroneous fusion on a presented image is satisfied on the basis of the display mode of a plurality of display objects arranged side by side in one direction on the presented image at the time of displaying the presented image presented in three-dimensional space. The presented image is expressed by an image for a right eye and an image for a left eye for stereoscopic viewing by using fusion in which the image for a right eye and the image for a left eye are superimposed and recognized as one image. Then, control of applying a predetermined effect to display of the presented image is performed on the basis of the determination result. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a stereoscopic display system using a head-mounted display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventor: SATOSHI NAKANO
  • Patent number: 11102456
    Abstract: A camera generates a first video having visibility lower than a predetermined visibility suitable for a process using a video in a video output apparatus, encodes the generated first video, and transmits the encoded first video, and an adjustment instruction including a parameter for adjusting the visibility of the first video to be equivalent to the predetermined visibility, to the video output apparatus. The video output apparatus acquires the first video and the adjustment instruction, transmitted from the camera, adjusts the visibility of the first video to be equivalent to the predetermined visibility by using the parameter, based on the adjustment instruction, and outputs the adjusted video to an output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakano, Jun Ikeda, Tetsuo Tanaka, Mari Yasuda, Manabu Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20210231339
    Abstract: A controller includes: a floor-map-information storing unit storing floor map information indicating a position of each sensor terminal in a room air-conditioned by an air conditioner; a user-registration-information storing unit storing user registration information including first identification information indicating a user who may be in the room and positional information indicating a position occupied by the user when the user is in the room; a user information acquiring unit acquiring, from a user terminal, user information including second identification information indicating the user using the user terminal and target temperature information; and an air-conditioning control unit controlling, when the user using the user terminal is in the room, the air conditioner such that temperature detected by one of the sensor terminals at a position near the user in the room approaches target temperature indicated in the target temperature information based on floor map information, user registration informatio
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventor: Satoshi NAKANO
  • Patent number: 11039124
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of presenting an object that is easy to be in a fusion state where connection is natural regardless of a distance, an information processing method, and a recording medium. In the information processing apparatus, a left-eye image and a right-eye image are output to acquire position information of an object in a depth direction to be perceived by a user, and a luminance correction region to be subjected to luminance correction is set to at least one of a first display region that is included in a display region for the left-eye image and overlaps a display region for the right-eye image, or a second display region that is included in the display region for the right-eye image and overlaps the display region for the left-eye image on the basis of the position information. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a transmissive HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayoko Tanaka, Kazuma Aiki, Hiroshi Yuasa, Satoshi Nakano
  • Publication number: 20210058734
    Abstract: A mobile terminal capable of obtaining information provided from a server includes: a communication unit capable of communicating with, via a first communication path, an associated terminal in one of a plurality of areas, the associated terminal being placed in the one of the plurality of areas, being a terminal associated with the mobile terminal, and being one of a plurality of area terminals placed in corresponding ones of the plurality of areas; and a display unit capable of displaying service information provided from the server, the service information including first information and second information different from the first information. The display unit displays the first information when the communication unit is able to communicate with the associated terminal, or displays the second information when the communication unit is unable to communicate with the associated terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKANO, Makoto KATSUKURA, Taichi ISHIZAKA
  • Publication number: 20200359008
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of presenting an object that is easy to be in a fusion state where connection is natural regardless of a distance, an information processing method, and a recording medium. In the information processing apparatus, a left-eye image and a right-eye image are output to acquire position information of an object in a depth direction to be perceived by a user, and a luminance correction region to be subjected to luminance correction is set to at least one of a first display region that is included in a display region for the left-eye image and overlaps a display region for the right-eye image, or a second display region that is included in the display region for the right-eye image and overlaps the display region for the left-eye image on the basis of the position information. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a transmissive HMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kayoko TANAKA, Kazuma AIKI, Hiroshi YUASA, Satoshi NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10634074
    Abstract: In an EGR device configured to reflux part of exhaust gas of the engine as EGR gas into intake air of the engine, an EGR valve configured to restrict a flow rate of the EGR gas is closed when rotation speed N of the engine is between a low-speed threshold and a high-speed threshold, and fuel injection rate is between a low-injection rate threshold and a high-injection rate threshold that are set for each rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Yuki, Satoshi Nakano, Takuya Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 10589329
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for descaling that make it possible to effectively remove oxide scale from the surface of a metal wire. The descaling includes spraying the surface of a metal wire (W) with a mixture (9) of water and hard particles from a plurality of nozzles (8). The plurality of nozzles (8) include a plurality of self-cleaning nozzles that spray at a spray angle (?) of 90° or smaller with respect to the metal wire (W). The spray angle (?) is the angle formed by the central axis (X) of the spraying and a vector (Vt) indicating a conveyance direction that originates at the intersection (P) of the central axis (X) and the metal wire surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakano, Shigehiro Yamane
  • Publication number: 20190191129
    Abstract: A camera generates a first video having visibility lower than a predetermined visibility suitable for a process using a video in a video output apparatus, encodes the generated first video, and transmits the encoded first video, and an adjustment instruction including a parameter for adjusting the visibility of the first video to be equivalent to the predetermined visibility, to the video output apparatus. The video output apparatus acquires the first video and the adjustment instruction, transmitted from the camera, adjusts the visibility of the first video to be equivalent to the predetermined visibility by using the parameter, based on the adjustment instruction, and outputs the adjusted video to an output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKANO, Jun IKEDA, Tetsuo TANAKA, Mari YASUDA, Manabu HIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10091521
    Abstract: To provide an image encoding device that can record desired hours of encoded data in a recording medium having a predetermined storage capacity, in a VBR encoding system. An image encoding device includes an image encoding unit that encodes a plurality of sequentially input images to generate a plurality of encoded data that configures video data, an average image complexity calculation unit that calculates average image complexity of complexity of the input images in a fluctuation cycle, based on the plurality of encoded data, and a code amount control unit that controls a code amount of the encoded data generated in the image encoding unit based on the average image complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakano, Mari Yasuda, Tetsuo Tanaka, Jun Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10025100
    Abstract: An optical device includes: a light guide plate receiving, for each of N types of wavelength bands, a plurality of parallel light beams with different incident angles each corresponding to view angles, and guiding the received parallel light beams; a first and a second volume hologram gratings of reflection type having a diffraction configuration which includes N types of interference fringes each corresponding to the N types of wavelength bands, and diffracting/reflecting the parallel light beams. The optical device satisfies for each wavelength band, a relationship of ‘P>L’, where ‘L’ represents a central diffraction wavelength in the first and second volume hologram gratings, defined for a parallel light beam corresponding to a central view angle, and ‘P’ represents a peak wavelength of the parallel light beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Akutsu, Satoshi Nakano, Hiroshi Mukawa
  • Patent number: 9932919
    Abstract: In an engine, a controller is configured to fully close the opening of EGR valve when a cut condition is satisfied and variably control the opening when a cut release condition is satisfied. An operating zone is defined as a zone surrounded by a characteristic curve indicating a relationship between rotation speed and torque. The operating zone comprises a high operating zone containing an NTE zone, and a low operating zone that is set at a lower torque side and at a lower rotation speed side with respect to the high operating zone. The cut condition is that an operating condition specified by the rotation speed and the torque is kept within the low operating zone during a predetermined time or more. The cut release condition is that the operating condition falls within the high operating zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakano, Ryou Yuuki
  • Publication number: 20180065145
    Abstract: The steel wire surface treatment method of the present invention is a method for continuously treating the surface of a steel wire and includes: a descaling step P2 in which scale adhering to the surface of a steel wire is removed by subjecting the surface of the steel wire to wet blasting; a coating film treatment step P5 in which a coating film is formed on the surface of the steel wire after completion of the descaling step P2; and a water amount controlling step P3 in which the water amount on the surface of the steel wire immediately before performing the coating film treatment step P5 is adjusted to a prescribed water amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Satoshi NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20180043408
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for descaling that make it possible to effectively remove oxide scale from the surface of a metal wire. The descaling includes spraying the surface of a metal wire (W) with a mixture (9) of water and hard particles from a plurality of nozzles (8). The plurality of nozzles (8) include a plurality of self-cleaning nozzles that spray at a spray angle (?) of 90° or smaller with respect to the metal wire (W). The spray angle (?) is the angle formed by the central axis (X) of the spraying and a vector (Vt) indicating a conveyance direction that originates at the intersection (P) of the central axis (X) and the metal wire surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKANO, Shigehiro YAMANE
  • Publication number: 20180011321
    Abstract: An optical device includes: a light guide plate receiving, for each of N types of wavelength bands, a plurality of parallel light beams with different incident angles each corresponding to view angles, and guiding the received parallel light beams; a first and a second volume hologram gratings of reflection type having a diffraction configuration which includes N types of interference fringes each corresponding to the N types of wavelength bands, and diffracting/reflecting the parallel light beams. The optical device satisfies for each wavelength band, a relationship of ‘P>L’, where ‘L’ represents a central diffraction wavelength in the first and second volume hologram gratings, defined for a parallel light beam corresponding to a central view angle, and ‘P’ represents a peak wavelength of the parallel light beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Akutsu, Satoshi Nakano, Hiroshi Mukawa
  • Patent number: 9706338
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a determination unit that, when in each of a plurality of spaces short-range wireless communication is simultaneously performed in each space using a plurality of wireless communication devices, determines a channel to be used in each space for each space based on a predetermined rule, and a control unit that performs control of setting the channel determined in accordance with the space in which the wireless communication device is used in the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Masayuki Ato, Ikuo Matsumura, Satoshi Nakano, Takeshi Iwatsu