Patents by Inventor Shigeru Matsuo

Shigeru Matsuo 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).

  • Publication number: 20190253694
    Abstract: The present invention provides a camera device capable of quickly processing image data while suppressing bus traffic. In the present invention, an image memory 50 is connected to a memory bus 70 and stores a right source image 220 and a left source image 210. A memory access management 40 is connected to the memory bus 70 and to an internal bus 80, reads the right source image 220 and the left source image 210 from the image memory 50 via the memory bus 70, and outputs the read right source image 220 and the left source image 210 to the internal bus 80. Processing unit A 30, processing unit B 31, and processing unit C 32 are connected to the internal bus 80 and process the image data output to the internal bus 80.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru MATSUO, Manabu SASAMOTO, Atsushi ICHIGE
  • Publication number: 20190065947
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an image recognition device having a convolution arithmetic processing circuit. The convolution arithmetic processing circuit includes a coefficient register where coefficients of an integration coefficient table are set, a product calculation circuit that calculates products of an input image and the coefficients, a channel register where a channel number of the integration coefficient table is set, a channel selection circuit that selects an output destination of a cumulative addition arithmetic operation on the basis of the channel number, and a plurality of output registers that store a result of the cumulative addition arithmetic operation. The integration coefficient table is a table where a plurality of input coefficient tables are integrated and the integration coefficient table has a size of N×N. The product calculation circuit can calculate data of N×N all at once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi NAKAMURA, Akira UTAGAWA, Shigeru MATSUO
  • Patent number: 10208459
    Abstract: A blind spot estimation portion for estimating the blind spot region of the object in the bucket; a blind spot region shape estimation portion for estimating a shape of the object in the blind spot region; and a volume estimation portion for estimating a volume of the object in the blind spot region are included, the blind spot estimation portion estimates the blind spot region by mesh disparity data obtained from a captured image of the object in the bucket imaged by a plurality of cameras, the blind spot region shape estimation portion estimates the shape of the object in the blind spot region by the mesh disparity data, and the volume estimation portion estimates the volume of the object in the blind spot region based on the shape of the object in the blind spot region estimated by the blind spot region shape estimation portion and a shape of a bottom of the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Matsuo, Noriyasu Hasejima, Kenichirou Kurata
  • Publication number: 20190035052
    Abstract: An apparatus determines a second pixel range of an uncorrected image necessary to generate a first pixel range having pixels in a preset range of a corrected image, including a cache unit determining the second pixel range and reading and holding the second pixel range from memory before executing correction. Correspondences indicating positions of the uncorrected image corresponding to positions of pixels of the corrected image, respectively, are preset. The cache unit specifies a position of the uncorrected image corresponding to a pixel of one of four corners of a rectangular third pixel range including the first pixel range based on the correspondence, specifies pixel ranges of the uncorrected image necessary for pixel value generation, respectively, at the four corners of the third pixel range based on the specified position, and determines a pixel range including a convex set including the specified pixel ranges as the second pixel range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yusuke UCHIDA, Tetsuya YAMADA, Shigeru MATSUO, Manabu SASAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10118553
    Abstract: Excavation is performed using an excavation device so that positions of a bucket and of an excavated material are measured with high accuracy. Safe excavation work is realized by having the excavation device include a stereo camera, and by recognizing a bucket from an image photographed by the camera, measuring a position of the bucket, recognizing an excavated material to be separated from the ground from the image photographed by the camera, measuring a position of the excavated material, and measuring a positional relationship between the bucket and the excavated material in the same screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Matsuo, Noriyasu Hasejima, Kenichirou Kurata
  • Publication number: 20180281757
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to enable precise calculation of the distance to a moving object that is detected in a monocular area even in the case where the road height varies between an overlapping area and the monocular area. According to the present invention, provided are a parallax-information obtaining unit that obtains parallax information about an overlapping area of a plurality of images captured by a plurality of cameras installed in a vehicle; and an object-distance calculating unit that calculates the distance between an object detected in a non-overlapping area and the vehicle, the non-overlapping area being an area other than the overlapping area in the images, on the basis of parallax information obtained from the overlapping area in the past.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Shigeru MATSUO, Tadaaki KITAMURA, Shinichi NONAKA, Takeshi NAGASAKI
  • Patent number: 10038143
    Abstract: Provided are a polymer compound, which comprises a copolymer containing at least a unit B, and a unit A and/or a unit C referring to repeating units A, B and C, and which has a weight-average molecular weight of from 50,000 to 1,500,000; a material for electronic devices and a material for organic electroluminescent devices comprising the compound; an organic electroluminescent device having an anode, a cathode and an organic thin film layer, wherein at least one organic thin film layer contains the polymer compound; a coating liquid containing the polymer compound and a solvent; and a method for producing an organic electroluminescent device using the coating liquid. Also provided is a polymer compound suitable to a coating method; a material for electronic devices and a material for organic electroluminescent devices comprising the compound; and an organic EL device, a coating liquid and a method for producing an organic EL device using the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Ono, Hironori Kawakami, Shigeru Matsuo, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Masahide Matsuura, Akinori Yomogita, Mitsunori Ito
  • Publication number: 20180120098
    Abstract: The invention estimates a volume of an object inside a container without deteriorating excavation efficiency at the time of viewing the entire inside of the container with a camera. There is provided a container determination unit which determines whether an inner bottom of a bucket is within a photographing range of a stereo camera device during the work of a hydraulic excavator including the bucket and the stereo camera device; and a volume estimation unit which estimates a volume of an excavated material inside the bucket when the inner bottom of the bucket is within the photographing range of the stereo camera device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru MATSUO, Miyako HOTTA
  • Publication number: 20180090687
    Abstract: A cross-conjugated polymer having a hole transporting property and a solubility suitable for forming a film by coating, a material including the polymer for electronic device and organic electroluminescence device, a solution including the polymer, and an organic electroluminescence device are described. The organic electroluminescence device contains a cathode, an anode, and at least one organic thin film layer disposed between the cathode and the anode and contains a light emitting layer. At least one of the at least one organic thin film layer is a hole injecting layer or a hole transporting layer, and at least one of the hole injecting layer and the hole transporting layer contains the cross-conjugated polymer having a structural unit (A) for forming a cross-conjugation system as a repeating unit and a substituent X containing at least one of an arylamine portion, a carbazole portion, and an indole portion as a side chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shigeru MATSUO, Hironori KAWAKAMI, Yuichiro KAWAMURA, Masakazu FUNAHASHI, Takahiro FUJIYAMA
  • Patent number: 9847490
    Abstract: Provided are a copolymer having plural repeating units each having a specific structure, and having a weight-average molecular weight of from 100,000 to 3,000,000; a material for organic electronic devices and a material for organic electroluminescent devices containing the copolymer; a solution containing the copolymer and a solvent; and an organic electroluminescent device using the material for organic electroluminescent devices. The copolymer has not only charge transporting properties but also solubility and is suitable for forming a film according to a coating method. The present invention provides the copolymer, and a material for organic electronic devices and a material for organic electroluminescent devices containing the copolymer, an organic electroluminescent device, and a solution containing the copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Yomogita, Shigeru Matsuo, Hidetoshi Ono, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Hironori Kawakami, Masahide Matsuura, Mitsunori Ito
  • Patent number: 9832386
    Abstract: An external recognition apparatus and an excavation machine using the external recognition apparatus, the external recognition apparatus including: a three-dimensional distance measurement device configured to acquire distance information in a three-dimensional space in a predetermined, region which is under a hydraulic shovel and which includes a region to be excavated by the hydraulic shovel; a plane surface estimation unit configured to estimate a plane surface in the predetermined region based on the distance information; and an excavation object region recognition unit configured to recognize the region to be excavated in the predetermined region based on the plane surface and the distance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyasu Hasejima, Shigeru Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20170328032
    Abstract: The invention improves volume estimation accuracy of an object in a container using a captured image in a case where a blind spot region exists in a captured image of the object in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Shigeru MATSUO, Noriyasu HASEJIMA, Kenichirou KURATA
  • Patent number: 9815997
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device including: an anode and a cathode; and at least one organic thin film layer between the anode and the cathode, wherein one of the organic thin film layer(s) comprises a polymer represented by the following formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Kawakami, Shigeru Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20170146343
    Abstract: An outside recognition device according to the present invention has an object to perform distance measurement of an obstacle detected with a surrounding monitoring camera at a low cost. The outside recognition device according to the present invention has a stereo camera that measures a distance in front of the vehicle, a surrounding monitoring camera that photographs a surrounding area of the vehicle, a three-dimensional measuring unit that measures a photographing range of the surrounding monitoring camera with the stereo camera by means for rotating the stereo camera, and generates three-dimensional information from the measurement result, a distance correction information generating unit that generates distance correction information corresponding to a photographing direction of surrounding monitoring camera from the three-dimensional information, and a distance measuring unit that measures a position of the obstacle detected with a surrounding monitoring camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Shigeru MATSUO, Noriyasu HASEJIMA, Kenichirou KURATA
  • Publication number: 20170028922
    Abstract: When excavation is performed using an excavation device, a position of a bucket and a position of an excavated material are measured with high accuracy, and further, a safe excavation work is realized in the present invention. The excavation device of the present invention is characterized by including: a stereo camera; a means for recognizing a bucket from an image photographed by the camera and measuring a position of the bucket; a means for recognizing an excavated material to be separated from a ground from the image photographed by the camera and measuring a position of the excavated material; and a means for measuring a positional relationship between the bucket and the excavated material in a same screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Shigeru MATSUO, Noriyasu HASEJIMA, Kenichirou KURATA
  • Publication number: 20160313444
    Abstract: An object recognition device includes a camera (113) and a radar (114), detects an estimated plane region estimated to be a plane from an image from the camera (113) (S202), and calculates a plane equation for the estimated plane region (S207). The object recognition device interpolates and estimates distance data within the estimated plane region based on the plane equation and the measured distance data from the radar (S210) and obtains the distance to an object by using the distance data. Accordingly, it is possible to obtain dense distance data throughout the estimated plane region and to detect the distance to small objects and distant objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichirou KURATA, Shigeru MATSUO, Noriyasu HASEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20160282874
    Abstract: In an autonomous driving system in which a plurality of autonomous driving vehicles drive under the control by occlusion control, such a situation is prevented that a vehicle is disabled to drive by a failure of an external world sensor for recognizing an obstacle and stops in an occlusion region thereby to obstruct advancement of overall succeeding vehicles to remarkably degrade the efficiency of the overall transportation work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kenichirou KURATA, Hiroto MORIZANE, Shigeru MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20160094806
    Abstract: An external recognition apparatus and an excavation machine using the external recognition apparatus, the external recognition apparatus including: a three-dimensional distance measurement device configured to acquire distance information in a three-dimensional space in a predetermined, region which is under a hydraulic shovel and which includes a region to be excavated by the hydraulic shovel; a plane surface estimation unit configured to estimate a plane surface in the predetermined region based on the distance information; and an excavation object region recognition unit configured to recognize the region to be excavated in the predetermined region based on the plane surface and the distance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Noriyasu HASEJIMA, Shigeru MATSUO
  • Patent number: 9293156
    Abstract: An AlTiC-based substrate suitable for a thin-film magnetic head is provided. The Al2O3—TiC based substrate for a thin-film magnetic head including an Al2O3 phase and a TiC phase, wherein a c-axis lattice constant of the Al2O3 phase is 12.992 ? or more and 12.998 ? or less, and a lattice constant of the TiC phase is 4.317 ? or more and 4.325 ? or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: NIPPON TUNGSTEN CO., LTD., HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hara, Shinzoh Mitomi, Shigeru Matsuo, Hidetaka Sakumichi
  • Patent number: 9293154
    Abstract: An AlTiC-based substrate suitable for a thin-film magnetic head is provided. The Al2O3—TiC based substrate for a thin-film magnetic head including an Al2O3 phase and a TiC phase, wherein a c-axis lattice constant of the Al2O3 phase is 12.992 ? or more and 12.998 ? or less, and a lattice constant of the TiC phase is 4.297 ? or more and 4.315 ? or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: NIPPON TUNGSTEN CO., LTD., HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hara, Shinzoh Mitomi, Shigeru Matsuo, Hidetaka Sakumichi