Patents by Inventor Shigeki Mori

Shigeki Mori 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: 10420230
    Abstract: A support can be easily attached to and is less likely to separate from an opening of a chassis of an electronic device. The support has a first elastic member having a recessed portion and configured to be fitted into the opening so that an opening surface of the recessed portion is directed to an inside of the chassis, and a second member having a protruding portion configured to be fitted into the recessed portion of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Uchiyama, Shigehiro Horiuchi, Shigeki Mori, Tetsuya Ohtani, Hiroaki Agata
  • Patent number: 10352870
    Abstract: Improved wafer-scale testing of optoelectronic devices, such as CMOS image scan devices, is provided. A probe card includes an LED light source corresponding to each device under test in the wafer. The LED light sources provide light from a phosphor illuminated by the LED. A pinhole and lens arrangement is used to collimate the light provided to the devices under test. Uniformity of illumination can be provided by closed loop control of the LED light sources using internal optical signals as feedback signals, in combination with calibration data relating the optical signal values to emitted optical intensity. Uniformity of illumination can be further improved by providing a neutral density filter for each LED light source to improve uniformity from one source to another and/or to improve uniformity of the radiation pattern from each LED light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FormFactor, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kawamata, Toshihiro Kasai, Hiromitsu Sasanami, Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 10316776
    Abstract: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas purification device which is arranged in an exhaust passage and includes a NOx storage reduction (NSR) catalyst. The control apparatus, when the air fuel ratio of the air-fuel mixture is shifted from a lean air fuel ratio to the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, determines a predetermined NOx amount so as to be larger when the temperature detected by the first detection unit is high in comparison with when the detected temperature is low, and when the storage amount of NOx in the NSR catalyst is larger than the predetermined NOx amount, performs the rich spike processing and then controls the air fuel ratio to the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, whereas when otherwise, controls the air fuel ratio to the stoichiometric air fuel ratio without performing the rich spike processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Umemoto, Toshihiro Mori, Shigeki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10269389
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input information instructing a focus position, in a first shooting, an acquisition unit configured, in a case in which the information instructing a focus position has been input by the input unit, to acquire position information indicating the instructed focus position, and time information indicating a time at which the focus position has been instructed, and a control unit configured to control a focus position in a second shooting based on the position information and the time information that have been acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 10205869
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus controls an imaging apparatus capable of changing a focus position. A detection unit detects a focus position where a certain object is focused on. A controller controls the imaging apparatus such that a focus position in the imaging apparatus is changed to the focus position where the certain object is focused on which is detected by the detection unit in accordance with a certain operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 10146266
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic apparatus for reducing the load on mechanism parts and thickness, including a main unit chassis having keytops; a display chassis pivotably connected with the main unit chassis by hinge mechanisms; rubber domes urging the keytops in a direction to cause the keytops to project from an upper surface; an X slider sliding in the main unit chassis in synchronization with the pivoting movements of the main unit chassis and the display chassis; a key depressing mechanism and a link mechanism, causing the keytops to retract from the upper surface when the X slider slides in one direction, and causing the keytops to project from the upper surface when the X slider slides in the opposite direction; and an auxiliary elastic member urging the X slider in a direction to cause the X slider to slide in the one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Hiroaki Agata, Shigeki Mori, Kimio Kumada, Takane Fujino
  • Publication number: 20180164223
    Abstract: Improved wafer-scale testing of optoelectronic devices, such as CMOS image scan devices, is provided. A probe card includes an LED light source corresponding to each device under test in the wafer. The LED light sources provide light from a phosphor illuminated by the LED. A pinhole and lens arrangement is used to collimate the light provided to the devices under test. Uniformity of illumination can be provided by closed loop control of the LED light sources using internal optical signals as feedback signals, in combination with calibration data relating the optical signal values to emitted optical intensity. Uniformity of illumination can be further improved by providing a neutral density filter for each LED light source to improve uniformity from one source to another and/or to improve uniformity of the radiation pattern from each LED light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kawamata, Toshihiro Kasai, Hiromitsu Sasanami, Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 9978004
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to improve visibility for observation with naked eyes or for camera shooting without spoiling the appearance during marking inside a transparent medium using a laser. By irradiating an inside of a transparent medium with a laser, the present invention forms a micro-denatured region in each of a first layer and a second layer inside the medium. The micro-denatured regions in the respective layers are arranged out of alignment with each other on a two-dimensional plane (refer to FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Watanabe, Shigeki Mori, Ryo Imai, Koichi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180074557
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic apparatus for reducing the load on mechanism parts and thickness, including a main unit chassis having keytops; a display chassis pivotably connected with the main unit chassis by hinge mechanisms; rubber domes urging the keytops in a direction to cause the keytops to project from an upper surface; an X slider sliding in the main unit chassis in synchronization with the pivoting movements of the main unit chassis and the display chassis; a key depressing mechanism and a link mechanism, causing the keytops to retract from the upper surface when the X slider slides in one direction, and causing the keytops to project from the upper surface when the X slider slides in the opposite direction; and an auxiliary elastic member urging the X slider in a direction to cause the X slider to slide in the one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Hiroaki Agata, Shigeki Mori, Kimio Kumada, Takane Fujino
  • Publication number: 20180077809
    Abstract: The present invention provides a support which can be easily attached to and is less likely to separate from an opening of a chassis of an electronic device. The support has a first elastic member having a recessed portion and configured to be fitted into the opening so that an opening surface of the recessed portion is directed to an inside of the chassis, and a second member having a protruding portion configured to be fitted into the recessed portion of the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Uchiyama, Shigehiro Horiuchi, Shigeki Mori, Tetsuya Ohtani, Hiroaki Agata
  • Patent number: 9860475
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire annotation information corresponding to at least one associated video, which is associated with a video that is to be processed, and a display control unit configured to perform control to display, on a display screen for displaying the video that is to be processed, both the annotation information corresponding to the associated video acquired by the acquisition unit and the video that is to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 9852483
    Abstract: A plurality of forecast weather groups in a period comprising a plurality of days including a forecast target day for forecasting the electric power demand, and a plurality of actual weather groups in a period in a plurality of days in the past are set as the target period, and the similarity between the forecast weather group and the plurality of actual weather groups is calculated, a trend of a subsequent electric power demand is predicted based on the comparison of the plurality of calculated similarities whereby the electric power demand of a forecast target day is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sawa, Shigeki Mori, Jun Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20170364778
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to improve visibility for observation with naked eyes or for camera shooting without spoiling the appearance during marking inside a. transparent medium using a laser. By irradiating an inside of a transparent medium with a laser, the present invention forms a micro-denatured region in each of a first layer and a second layer inside the medium. The micro-denatured regions in the respective layers are arranged out of alignment with each other on a two-dimensional plane (refer to FIG. 1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Takao WATANABE, Shigeki MORI, Ryo IMAI, Koichi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9689834
    Abstract: A gas sensor including a plate-shaped detecting element is disclosed, wherein the detecting element has a pair of principle surfaces and a pair of side surfaces adjacent to the pair of principle surfaces, in a radical direction thereof, wherein a first chamfered portion is provided between at least one first principal surface of the pair of principal surfaces and the rear end surface of the detecting element, and wherein the angle between a first axis ridgeline portion formed by the first principal surface and a first side surface that is one of the pair of side surfaces and extending in the direction of the axis, and a first width ridgeline formed by the first principal surface and the first chamfered portion and extending in a width direction is larger than 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun Sakuma, Shigeki Mori, Masaki Mizutani, Yuichi Yamada, Shohei Yoshiyasu, Hirotaka Tsukamatsu, Makoto Shimoide
  • Publication number: 20170064192
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus controls an imaging apparatus capable of changing a focus position. A deriving unit derives a focus position where a certain object is focused on. A controller controls the imaging apparatus such that a focus position in the imaging apparatus is changed to the focus position where the certain object is focused on which is derived by the deriving unit in accordance with a certain operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Shigeki MORI
  • Publication number: 20170018288
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input information instructing a focus position, in a first shooting, an acquisition unit configured, in a case in which the information instructing a focus position has been input by the input unit, to acquire position information indicating the instructed focus position, and time information indicating a time at which the focus position has been instructed, and a control unit configured to control a focus position in a second shooting based on the position information and the time information that have been acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventor: Shigeki Mori
  • Publication number: 20160353053
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire annotation information corresponding to at least one associated video, which is associated with a video that is to be processed, and a display control unit configured to perform control to display, on a display screen for displaying the video that is to be processed, both the annotation information corresponding to the associated video acquired by the acquisition unit and the video that is to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventor: Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 9496478
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of damping an actuator to reduce an amplitude of a resonance peak of the actuator, including a piezoelectric element and a translation mechanism, includes securing one surface of a restraint member having at least two surfaces to a movable part of the translation mechanism with an elastic or viscoelastic body therebetween, securing the other surface of the restraint member to a support portion of the translation mechanism with an elastic or viscoelastic body therebetween, and converting vibration energy of the movable part into thermal energy, based on distortion caused by deformation of the elastic or viscoelastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Akita Prefecture
    Inventor: Shigeki Mori
  • Patent number: 9429541
    Abstract: In order to compensate for variation in output of sensor elements 10, there is provided a compensating resistor 220 that has a resistance value reflected by correction information. The resistor 220 is connected in parallel with a VS cell 245 through paired electrode leads 236 and 237 and paired electrode pads 232 and 233. The paired electrode leads 236 and 237 are placed at a position electrically isolated from solid electrolyte substrates 120 and 140.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Yoshida, Shigeki Mori, Takeshi Kawai, Hiroshi Inagaki, Seiji Oya, Kentaro Mori
  • Patent number: 9124138
    Abstract: A power grid operation control system, device, and method for steadily operating a power grid while making the most of renewable energy. The power grid operation control system serves a power grid connected to a plurality of renewable energy and a plurality of thermal/hydroelectric power generators, and includes an automatic dispatching system, which controls the thermal/hydroelectric power generators, and a renewable energy generation control system, which controls the renewable energy. The automatic dispatching system controls the thermal/hydroelectric power generators by generating an automatic frequency control signal for correcting the power supply and demand imbalance of the power grid. The renewable energy generation control system determines an available connection capability and issues load instructions to ensure that the total power generation capacity of the renewable energy does not exceed the available connection capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: HITACHI, LTD., THE OKINAWA ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INCORPORATED, OKINAWA NEW ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CO., INC., THE OKIDEN GLOBAL SYSTEMS COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Shigeki Mori, Yuuta Gima, Ryuta Kinjo, Fumihiro Shinjo, Yasunori Uezu, Eiichiro Kagawa