Patents by Inventor Satoshi Ouchi

Satoshi Ouchi 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: 11124321
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lid closing device and a lid closing method, each of which does not require a high degree of accuracy when performing a lid closing operation. A holding portion moves such that a lid is located at a position above a container. Holding of the lid by the holding portion is released at the position above the container. The lid falls to cover the container. Thus, the lid closing operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Satoshi Ouchi, Eiji Mitsui, Junichi Matsuoka, Yukihiko Kitano
  • Patent number: 11106040
    Abstract: To provide a wide eye box and are capable of displaying a video having uniform luminance, it is provided a video display apparatus comprising: a video projection unit configured to project video light; a video light replication unit configured to replicate the video light; and a light guiding unit configured to transmit the video light through an inside of the light guiding unit, wherein the video light replication unit is configured to transmit the video light emitted from the video projection unit to the light guiding unit, wherein the light guiding unit is configured to transmit the video light that has entered through the inside to output the video light, and wherein the video light replication unit is configured to replicate the video light that has entered the video light replication unit so that a luminance distribution of the video light output from the light guiding unit is uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Ryuji Ukai, Toshiteru Nakamura, Takuma Kuno, Satoshi Ouchi
  • Patent number: 11052545
    Abstract: A method of attaching a tip to a pipette, which is executed in a robot system, includes: making an end effector of a robot hold a pipette; bringing a vicinity portion of a distal end of the pipette into contact with or close to an edge of an opening formed in a base of a tip while tilting an axis direction of the pipette by a predetermined angle with respect to an axis direction of the tip; attaching the tip to the pipette by inserting the distal end of the pipette and the vicinity portion of the distal end of the pipette into the tip while raising the pipette such that the axis direction of the pipette is aligned with the axis direction of the tip; and separating the pipette and the tip attached to the pipette from the predetermined spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SYSMEX CORPORATION, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Satoshi Ouchi, Eiji Mitsui, Junichi Matsuoka, Takehiro Hasegawa, Yukihiko Kitano
  • Patent number: 11029189
    Abstract: A liquid surface detecting apparatus including: a retaining section that retains liquid as sample or reagent; a light emitter that emits light toward the liquid retained in the retaining section; an image capturing device that captures an image of the liquid retained in the retaining section; and a detecting device that detects a level of a liquid surface of the liquid retained in the retaining section based on the image of the liquid captured by the image capturing device, wherein the image capturing device is provided at a position such that the light, emitted by the light emitter and reflected by the liquid surface of the liquid, directly enters the image capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: SYSMEX CORPORATION, KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Satoshi Ouchi, Eiji Mitsui, Junichi Matsuoka, Takehiro Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20210168264
    Abstract: To propose an optical scanning method for a video device including an optical scanning unit in which one end of a light guide path has a protruding beam-shaped structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Takahiro MATSUDA, Yoshiho SEO, Satoshi OUCHI, Shinsuke ONOE
  • Patent number: 10976554
    Abstract: A light guide plate includes: first and second internal reflective surfaces that are approximately parallel and propagate incoming image light while totally reflecting the image light; a partially reflective surface array that has a plurality of partially reflective surfaces arranged in a direction of propagating image light, the partially reflective surfaces being inclined at a predetermined angle and partially reflecting the image light; and a uniforming element that uniforms intensity distribution of image light which is reflected by the partially reflective surface array to be projected from the light guide plate. As the uniforming element, the partially reflective surface array is divided into a plurality of segments along a direction of propagating image light, and the inter-surface spacing of the partially reflective surfaces or the reflectivity of the partially reflective surfaces is configured to vary from segment to segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Takuma Kuno, Ryuji Ukai, Toshiteru Nakamura, Satoshi Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10946530
    Abstract: There is provided an end effector that is attached to a tip end of a robot arm for providing dispensation using a pipette and a chip attached to the pipette. The pipette includes a press button configured to draw a liquid into the chip or to discharge the liquid drawn into the chip from the chip as the press button is pressed and operated. The end effector includes a holding part for holding the pipette, a motor, and a swing part that presses and operates the press button as the swing part is driven and swung by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Satoshi Ouchi, Eiji Mitsui, Junichi Matsuoka, Yukihiko Kitano
  • Patent number: 10942436
    Abstract: The reflection surface of a DMD is divided into a first area and a second area, causing the first area to display images while appropriately controlling the on and off states of the micromirrors within the second area on the basis of a prescribed control logic according to the on and off states of the micromirrors within the first area. Further, the DMD off-state light created in the first and second areas is caused to recurse to the DMD via a prescribed recycle optical system for the DMD off-state light, and only the second area in the reflection surface is intensively irradiated along a prescribed irradiation direction, thereby efficiently converting the DMD off-state light to the effective projection light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Kunikazu Oonishi, Satoshi Ouchi, Seiji Murata, Hiroshi Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10923376
    Abstract: There is provided a rotary stocker which includes: a base; a rotary part provided on the base and rotatably connected to the base about a rotary axis extending in a vertical direction; a rotary drive device provided for rotating the rotary part; a plurality of shelves on which an object to be placed is placed, the plurality of shelves being fixed to the rotary part and being arranged in a circumferential direction about the rotary axis; and a sensor positioned outside the plurality of shelves in a radial direction of the rotary axis, the sensor capable of detecting whether the object to be placed is placed on each of the shelves positioned between the rotary axis and the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Satoshi Ouchi, Eiji Mitsui, Junichi Matsuoka, Yukihiko Kitano
  • Publication number: 20210041699
    Abstract: Both uniformity of brightness and uniformity of color of the outside world are seen via a waveguide. A video image is reflected by a partial reflection surface inside the waveguide that includes an incident surface on which video image light is incident, first and second internal reflection surfaces that propagate the video image light incident from the incident surface while totally reflecting the video image light, and are substantially parallel to each other. A plurality of partial reflection surfaces that reflect a part of the video image light propagating by being totally reflected by the first and second internal reflection surfaces, output the part of the video image light as output light from the first internal reflection surface to the outside of the waveguide, and transmit the part of the video image light being incident, and are disposed substantially parallel to each other inside the waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ryuji UKAI, Tomoto KAWAMURA, Satoshi OUCHI, Yoshiho SEO, Seiji MURATA
  • Publication number: 20210004195
    Abstract: Provided is a remote work-support system including a first display device to be worn on a first user working at a work site, a surrounding imaging device disposed on the work site, and an information processing device provided at a predetermined spot, configured to be communicable with the first display device and the surrounding imaging device, and operated by a second user. The first display device includes a first communication unit transmitting first image data to the information processing device. The surrounding imaging device includes a second communication unit transmitting second image data to the information processing device. The information processing device includes second display devices displaying the first and second image data, an operation unit through which data is input, and a third communication unit transmitting data input by the second user through the operation unit to the first display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Chiyo OHNO, Naohito IKEDA, Toshiki ISHII, Satoshi OUCHI, Taku HOSHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10845588
    Abstract: In an optical scanner 100, a vibration portion 101 includes first and third elements 3021 and 3023 that vibrate a light guide path 102 in a direction substantially perpendicular to an optical axis direction, and second and fourth elements 3022 and 3024 that vibrate the light guide path in a direction substantially perpendicular to a vibration direction thereof. A driving signal is applied to each of electrodes 3011 to 3014, each of which corresponds to one electrode of each of the first to fourth elements, and the other electrode 3015 is used as a common electrode having a floating potential. A driving signal generator 1007 generates a driving signal such that a median value of driving signals Vy1and Vy2 applied to the first and third elements and a median value of driving signals Vx1 and Vx2 applied to the second and fourth elements correspond to substantially the same value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Matsuda, Yoshiho Seo, Satoshi Ouchi, Shinsuke Onoe
  • Publication number: 20200281792
    Abstract: A vibration device for applying a vibration stimulus to a user, comprises: a base, a platform supported by the base and on which the user gets, a vibrator for the platform, and a belt connected to the platform. A body stimulation method comprises: using the vibration device and vibrating the platform under such a condition that the user gets on the platform and pulls the platform with the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki ISHIKAWA, Akitoshi MAKINO, Satoshi OUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200233217
    Abstract: A light guide plate includes: first and second internal reflective surfaces that are approximately parallel and propagate incoming image light while totally reflecting the image light; a partially reflective surface array that has a plurality of partially reflective surfaces arranged in a direction of propagating image light, the partially reflective surfaces being inclined at a predetermined angle and partially reflecting the image light; and a uniforming element that uniforms intensity distribution of image light which is reflected by the partially reflective surface array to be projected from the light guide plate. As the uniforming element, the partially reflective surface array is divided into a plurality of segments along a direction of propagating image light, and the inter-surface spacing of the partially reflective surfaces or the reflectivity of the partially reflective surfaces is configured to vary from segment to segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Takuma KUNO, Ryuji UKAI, Toshiteru NAKAMURA, Satoshi OUCHI
  • Patent number: 10699110
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a detector to detect, from a multi-value image, a table that can display a character in each of a plurality of cells delimited by a plurality of ruled lines and a conformation unit that determines how to conform a color of a constituent element in the table based on information of the element in the table detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuji Kamada, Satoshi Ouchi
  • Publication number: 20200201049
    Abstract: To provide a wide eye box and are capable of displaying a video having uniform luminance, it is provided a video display apparatus comprising: a video projection unit configured to project video light; a video light replication unit configured to replicate the video light; and a light guiding unit configured to transmit the video light through an inside of the light guiding unit, wherein the video light replication unit is configured to transmit the video light emitted from the video projection unit to the light guiding unit, wherein the light guiding unit is configured to transmit the video light that has entered through the inside to output the video light, and wherein the video light replication unit is configured to replicate the video light that has entered the video light replication unit so that a luminance distribution of the video light output from the light guiding unit is uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ryuji UKAI, Toshiteru NAKAMURA, Takuma KUNO, Satoshi OUCHI
  • Patent number: 10656424
    Abstract: In a wearable information display terminal, information related to an object is displayed at a timing required by a user in an easily recognized form. Photography is performed in a field-of-vision direction, a first object is detected from a first image obtained by the photography, relevant information related to the first object is acquired from a network, and a second image related to the relevant information is generated. A second object different from the first object is detected from the first image, the second object is used as a display trigger, and the second image is displayed when the second object is close to the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Satoshi Ouchi, Yukinobu Tada, Tadashi Kuwabara, Yoshiho Seo
  • Publication number: 20200103740
    Abstract: The reflection surface of a DMD is divided into a first area and a second area, causing the first area to display images while appropriately controlling the on and off states of the micromirrors within the second area on the basis of a prescribed control logic according to the on and off states of the micromirrors within the first area. Further, the DMD off-state light created in the first and second areas is caused to recurse to the DMD via a prescribed recycle optical system for the DMD off-state light, and only the second area in the reflection surface is intensively irradiated along a prescribed irradiation direction, thereby efficiently converting the DMD off-state light to the effective projection light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kunikazu OONISHI, Satoshi OUCHI, Seiji MURATA, Hiroshi OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20200013519
    Abstract: A chemical decontamination method includes a dissolution step in which a radioactive insoluble substance containing a metal oxide, the radioactive insoluble substance being adhered to a decontamination object including carbon steel, is dissolved in a decontamination solution and a metal-ion removal step in which the decontamination solution containing the metal ion, the decontamination solution being produced in the dissolution step, is brought into contact with a cation-exchange resin in order to remove the metal ion, the dissolution step including a reductive dissolution step conducted using a decontamination solution containing formic acid, ascorbic acid and/or erythorbic acid, and a corrosion inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiko KAZAMA, Naobumi TSUBOKAWA, Kazushige ISHIDA, Satoshi OUCHI, Junji IWASA
  • Publication number: 20190379860
    Abstract: Provided is a video display device wearable on the head of a user, wherein the video display device includes a video display unit capable of switching two or more display methods, a control unit for indicating a display method to the video display unit, a first detection unit for detecting the motion of the head of a user, a second detection unit for detecting the motion of the point of view of the user, and a motion determination unit for determining the motion state of the device user by using the output from the first detection unit and the output from the second detection unit. The control unit indicates a change of display methods to the video display unit in accordance with the determination result of the motion determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro MATSUDA, Satoshi OUCHI, Yoshiho SEO, Seiji MURATA