Patents by Inventor Shinichi Anami

Shinichi Anami 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: 10846537
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an information acquisition unit that acquires information on a target included in an image; and a transmission unit that determines a transmission destination of the image or information on the image according to the information on the target and transmits the image or the information on the image to the determined transmission destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Anami, Makoto Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10802888
    Abstract: In a network system that a plurality of information processing devices are connected via a network, an information processing device includes an information dividing part configured to generate a plurality of divided information by dividing user information, a state information acquisition part configured to acquire state information of the network system, and a destination determination part configured to determine a plurality of destinations for storing a plurality of divided information distributed thereto in response to variations of the state information. The destination determination part determines destinations based on network communication speed, physical distances between information processing devices, authentication methods applied to information processing devices, or free spaces of storage units of information processing devices. The information dividing part generates a plurality of divided information by dividing user information by predetermined data sizes or by categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Anami
  • Patent number: 10796166
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a first detection device that acquires information about a first domain; a plurality of second detection devices, each of which acquires information about a domain included in the first domain; a selection unit that selects at least one second detection device from the plurality of second detection devices based on a state of a target obtained from the acquired information about the first domain; and an aggregating unit that aggregates the information about the domain acquired by the selected at least one second detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Anami, Yushi Niwa
  • Publication number: 20190373574
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication device, a wireless communication terminal, a wireless communication system, a wireless communication method, and a storage medium that can realize reliable and stable wireless communication even in an unstable radio environment. The wireless communication device includes: a wireless communication unit capable of wirelessly communicating with a wireless communication terminal; and a communication control unit that controls at least one of switching of a frequency band of the wireless communication and switching of the wireless communication terminal based on at least one of time information and peripheral information indicating a status of a peripheral object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi ANAMI
  • Publication number: 20190294891
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a first detection device that acquires information about a first domain; a plurality of second detection devices, each of which acquires information about a domain included in the first domain; a selection unit that selects at least one second detection device from the plurality of second detection devices based on a state of a target obtained from the acquired information about the first domain; and an aggregating unit that aggregates the information about the domain acquired by the selected at least one second detection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Anami, Yushi Niwa
  • Publication number: 20190122051
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a first detection device that acquires information about a first domain; a plurality of second detection devices, each of which acquires information about a domain included in the first domain; a selection unit that selects at least one second detection device from the plurality of second detection devices based on a state of a target obtained from the acquired information about the first domain; and an aggregating unit that aggregates the information about the domain acquired by the selected at least one second detection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi ANAMI, Yushi NIWA
  • Publication number: 20180268224
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an information acquisition unit that acquires information on a target included in an image; and a transmission unit that determines a transmission destination of the image or information on the image according to the information on the target and transmits the image or the information on the image to the determined transmission destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi ANAMI, Makoto IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20180267229
    Abstract: A light guide includes: an incident surface onto which light is emitted; a light exit surface which intersects with the incident surface and from which light is emitted; and a facing surface opposite to the light exit surface. The light guide includes a plurality of clusters of diffusion dots which diffuse light, and the plurality of clusters being regularly arranged at least on the facing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SEKII, Shinichi ANAMI, Osamu TANAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20180225704
    Abstract: The influence measurement device measures the influence of a moving first subject, for example, a person or an advertisement vehicle, on a second subject such as a person. The influence measurement device is equipped at least with: a measurement unit for measuring at least a influence; and an output unit for outputting the influence. Specifically, the influence measurement device determines whether there is a second subject on which a first subject may have an influence, determines whether there is a reaction from the second subject, and measures the influence of the first subject on the second subject based on the determination result. Also, the influence measurement device may be configured such that the presence of the second subject and the reaction from the second subject are determined by analyzing image data captured of the second subject from the first subject by using a camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Jun KOBAYASHI, Shinichi ANAMI
  • Patent number: 10018767
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source unit and a light guide plate configured to guide light coming from the light source unit. The light guide plate includes an incidence surface, main emission surfaces from which the light incident on the incidence surface is emitted, and an end emission surface which is opposed to the incidence surface and from which the light is emitted. At least one of the main emission surfaces has a stepped surface which is formed such that the thickness of the light guide plate becomes thinner at a side of the end emission surface than at a side of the incidence surface. The stepped surface is configured to reflect the light in a direction opposite to a light guide direction extending from the incidence surface toward the end emission surface and inclined with respect to the light guide direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideharu Kawachi, Shinichi Anami, Osamu Tanahashi, Hiroyuki Sekii
  • Publication number: 20180123871
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a failure determination unit which determines whether or not a failure has occurred in the information processing device configured to perform predetermined processing on the basis of information obtained from a state information acquisition device, and a processing destination determination unit which determines, when the failure has occurred, that a sub-processing device connected to a network is a processing destination that performs the predetermined processing. The failure determination unit may also determine whether or not a failure has occurred in another information processing device configured to perform predetermined processing on the basis of information obtained from the state information acquisition device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi ANAMI, Youichi HIDAKA
  • Publication number: 20180089725
    Abstract: A product information management apparatus includes a product specifying unit that specifies a product that was approached by a user in an actual store; an association unit that generates association information, which is information associating the product specified by the product specifying unit with the user or related information relating to the information associating the product with the user; and a recording unit that records the association information in a memory unit so as to be able to be viewed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji MURAMATSU, Jun KOBAYASHI, Shinichi ANAMI
  • Patent number: 9927101
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source configured to emit laser light; and a wavelength conversion part configured to convert a wavelength of the laser light emitted from the light source and to irradiate illumination light. The wavelength conversion part includes a conversion region provided with a phosphor which converts the wavelength of the laser light and emits the wavelength-converted laser light, and a non-conversion region not provided with the phosphor and configured to transmit the laser light irradiated from the light source. The non-conversion region is formed in a pinhole shape with respect to the conversion region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Anami
  • Patent number: 9909746
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source configured to emit laser light, a transmission part configured to transmit the laser light emitted from the light source, and a lighting appliance configured to convert a wavelength of the laser light transmitted through the transmission part and to emit illumination light. The transmission part includes a rail-shaped guide part extending in a linear shape along a transmission direction of the laser light. The lighting appliance is configured to be mounted in an arbitrary position of the guide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideharu Kawachi, Shinichi Anami
  • Patent number: 9874672
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source, a transmission part and a lighting appliance. The light source is configured to emit a laser light. The transmission part is configured to transmit the laser light emitted from the light source through an optical fiber. The lighting appliance is configured to convert a wavelength of the laser light transmitted through the transmission part and emit an illumination light. The transmission part includes a guide part having a rail-shape and extending along a transmission direction of the laser light. The lighting appliance is further configured to be mounted in an arbitrary position of the guide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideharu Kawachi, Shinichi Anami
  • Patent number: 9835783
    Abstract: An optical fiber holding structure includes a light-transmitting tube configured to cover a surface-light-emitting optical fiber and a fixture configured to fix the tube to a building material. The tube is made of a material having such rigidity that the tube is not bent even when the tube is horizontally fixed by the fixture. The tube has a notch through which the optical fiber is introduced into the tube. The fixture includes an engaging portion, a mounting portion and a leg portion. The engaging portion is inserted into the tube through the notch to engage with an inner circumference of the tube. The mounting portion is mounted to the building material. The leg portion is configured to interconnect the engaging portion and the mounting portion with a predetermined gap left therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Tanahashi, Hideharu Kawachi, Shinichi Anami
  • Publication number: 20170277574
    Abstract: In a network system that a plurality of information processing devices are connected via a network, an information processing device includes an information dividing part configured to generate a plurality of divided information by dividing user information, a state information acquisition part configured to acquire state information of the network system, and a destination determination part configured to determine a plurality of destinations fir storing a plurality of divided information distributed thereto in response to variations of the state information. The destination determination part determines destinations based on network communication speed, physical distances between information processing devices, authentication methods applied to information processing devices, or free spaces of storage units of information processing devices. The information dividing part generates a plurality of divided information by dividing user information by predetermined data sizes or by categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventor: Shinichi ANAMI
  • Publication number: 20170068945
    Abstract: A POS terminal apparatus, a POS system, a commodity recognition method, and a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program capable of efficiently performing the commodity recognition are provided. The POS terminal apparatus (1) includes a movement-trajectory detection unit (2), a settlement-customer identification unit (4), and a commodity recognition process unit (6). The movement-trajectory detection unit (2) detects movement trajectories of customers in a store by using images taken by at least one image-pickup apparatus. The settlement-customer identification unit (4) identifies a customer who is about to make a settlement for a commodity. The commodity recognition process unit (6) performs a process for recognizing the commodity for the settlement, in which commodities displayed at positions corresponding to the detected movement trajectory for the customer identified by the settlement-customer identification unit (4) are set as candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki TSUCHIMOCHI, Eiji MURAMATSU, Michio NAGAI, Shinichi ANAMI, Jun KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170030558
    Abstract: A lighting device which uses laser light as excitation light, the lighting device including: a mirror which has a reflective surface and reflects the laser light; a light emitter which emits light having a wavelength different from a wavelength of the laser light, when illuminated by the laser light, the light emitter being located to receive the laser light reflected by the mirror; a first pivot which causes the light emitter to pivot about a first pivotal axis, the reflective surface of the mirror lying on the first pivotal axis; and a conjunction means which causes the mirror to pivot about the first pivotal axis in conjunction with the light emitter pivoting, a pivotal angle of the mirror being half of a pivotal angle of the light emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Motohiro SAIMI, Shinichi ANAMI, Hideharu KAWACHI
  • Publication number: 20170011378
    Abstract: A POS terminal device capable of extracting a commodity image from an image taken by image pickup means in order to contribute to an improvement in the recognition rate of commodities is provided. A POS terminal device (1) includes at least one image pickup unit (2) and a 3D image generation unit (4), and a commodity image extraction unit (6). The image pickup unit (2) generates a plurality of 2D images by shooting a commodity from a plurality of viewpoints, each of the plurality of 2D images corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of viewpoints. The 3D image generation unit (4) generates a 3D image including an image of the commodity by using the plurality of 2D images generated by the image pickup unit (2). The commodity image extraction unit (6) extracts the image of the commodity by using the 3D image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori INOUE, Eiji MURAMATSU, Michio NAGAI, Shinichi ANAMI, Jun KOBAYASHI