Patents by Inventor Shinichi Hirata

Shinichi Hirata 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: 10551765
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image bearing member, a charging member, an exposing member, a developer carrying member, a storage member to store a first lifetime threshold for the first image forming mode, a second lifetime threshold for the second image forming mode and a value related to a driving amount of the image bearing member. The image forming apparatus further includes a controller to (i) perform a first determination regarding the lifetime corresponding to the first mode based on the value related to the driving amount and the first lifetime threshold and (ii) perform a second determination regarding the lifetime corresponding to the second mode based on the value related to the driving amount and the second lifetime threshold, and a notifying unit to perform a notification based on a result of the first or second determination to the image bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichiro Hirata, Shinichi Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 10534432
    Abstract: A control apparatus is connected to a device for detecting a user's hand motion, controls a motion of a virtual character, and decides, in accordance with a detection result of hand motion by the device, whether the detected motion is a first instruction action or a second instruction action. The first instruction action achieves a match between a hand motion of the character and the user's hand motion. The second instruction action instructs an action different from the user's hand motion. When it is decided, as a result of the decision, that the detected user's hand motion is the first instruction action, the control apparatus achieves a match between the character's hand motion and the detected user's hand motion. When it is decided that the detected user's hand motion is the second instruction action, the control apparatus causes the character to perform an action different from the hand motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Okumura, Shinichi Hirata, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Yoichi Nishimaki, Norihiro Nagai, Kunihito Sawai, Yuichi Machida
  • Patent number: 10532278
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device to be connected to an odor presentation device that presents an odor to a user. The information processing device acquires spatial odor information indicative of an odor in a reproduction target space, and instructs, by using the acquired spatial odor information, the odor presentation device to present to the user an odor assumably perceivable in the reproduction target space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yoichi Nishimaki, Shinichi Hirata, Yuichi Machida
  • Patent number: 10525349
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that can present smell to a user in an appropriate mode utilizing a smell presentation device is provided. The information processing apparatus acquires content information relating to the substance of a content that includes at least one of video and audio to be presented to the user, and controls the smell presentation device to present smell in a mode according to the acquired content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoichi Nishimaki, Shinichi Hirata, Hiroshi Osawa
  • Patent number: 10519110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound which can be useful for the treatment or prevention of SPT-related diseases including cancer and congenital diseases associated with sphingolipid accumulation (including Niemann-Pick disease).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasutomi Asano, Takuto Kojima, Osamu Kurasawa, Tzu-Tshin Wong, Yasuhiro Hirata, Naoki Iwamura, Bunnai Saito, Yuta Tanaka, Ryosuke Arai, Shinichi Imamura, Kazuko Yonemori, Yasufumi Miyamoto, Shuji Kitamura, Osamu Sano
  • Patent number: 10510189
    Abstract: In an information processing system 1, an information processing apparatus 10 recognizes, when a user moves real bodies 120a and 120b arranged on a play field 19, the movement on the basis of, for example, an image taken by a camera 122 taking an image of the movement to interlock objects of corresponding characters 202a and 202b displayed on a display apparatus 16. In addition, when the user moves the characters 202a and 202b through an input apparatus 14, the information processing apparatus 10 transmits a control signal to the corresponding real bodies 120a and 120b to perform interlocking. When a situation in which interlocking between the real bodies 120a and 120b and the characters 202a and 202b is difficult occurs, an appropriate scenario is selected from the scenarios prepared in advance and realized, thereby maintaining the consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Numaguchi, Keiji Togawa, Hiroshi Osawa, Takeshi Yamagishi, Shinichi Hirata
  • Patent number: 10501718
    Abstract: Provided is an observation apparatus including: a housing that has, in a top face thereof, a transmission window on which a container accommodating cells can be placed and through which light can pass; a camera portion that is accommodated in the housing and that captures observation light coming from the cells irradiated with illumination light emitted from an illumination portion and entering the housing by passing through a bottom face of the container and the transmission window of the housing; and a housing-interior heating portion that is accommodated in the housing and that heats the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Matsushita, Shintaro Takahashi, Masaru Mizunaka, Shinichi Takimoto, Tadashi Hirata, Yohei Tanikawa
  • Publication number: 20190359587
    Abstract: Provided is a heterocyclic amide compound that may have a PRS inhibitory action and is expected to be useful as a prophylactic or therapeutic agent for PRS associated diseases and the like including cancer. A compound represented by the following formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Takaharu HIRAYAMA, Yasuhiro HIRATA, Yusuke TOMINARI, Naoki IWAMURA, Yusuke SASAKI, Moriteru ASANO, Terufumi TAKAGI, Masanori OKANIWA, Masato YOSHIDA, Shinichi IMAMURA
  • Patent number: 10471343
    Abstract: A block set assembled by a user and an information processing device communicate with each other. The information processing device thereby obtains information on the structure of the block set. In addition, an object of a crane truck corresponding to the block set is displayed on a display device. Correspondences between joints and wheels and correspondences between movements are set. Thereby, when the block set is moved, the movement of the block set is reflected in the object on display. When the object is moved, the movement of the object is reflected in the block set by transmitting a control signal from the information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirata, Naoki Numaguchi, Takeshi Yamagishi, Hiroshi Osawa, Keiji Togawa
  • Patent number: 10465113
    Abstract: The present invention is a liquid crystal composition having negative dielectric anisotropy containing one or two or more of compounds represented by General Formula (i), and is also a liquid crystal display element using the liquid crystal composition. The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal composition with a large refractive index anisotropy (?n), a low rotational viscosity (?1), a large elastic constant (K33), a high voltage holding ratio (VHR), and which has a negative dielectric anisotropy (??), and a liquid crystal display element which, when using the liquid crystal composition, has a high response speed with excellent display quality in which display defects such as drop marks, burn-in, and display unevenness are absent or suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go Sudo, Shinichi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20190308097
    Abstract: A control system includes a console device having an operating button to be operated by a user and a vibrating mechanism for vibrating the operating button, and a control device for controlling vibrations produced by the vibrating mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Yusuke Nakagawa, Shinichi Hirata, Yuichi Machida, Yoichi Nishimaki
  • Patent number: 10432569
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes: a communication block configured to communicate with another portable electronic device different from said portable electronic device; an information acquisition block configured to acquire relation information that is information about a relation between a user of said portable electronic device and a user of said other portable electronic device from an external server through a network when said communication block communicates with said other electronic device; and a notification block configured to notify the user of said portable electronic device of the relation information acquired by said information acquisition block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Horie, Hideyuki Sasaki, Shinichi Hirata, Nobuyuki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190241566
    Abstract: Provided is a heterocyclic amide compound that may have a PRS inhibitory action and is expected to be useful as a prophylactic or therapeutic agent for PRS associated diseases and the like including cancer. A compound represented by the following formula (I): wherein a group represented by is a group represented by the following formula (II) or the following formula (III): and other symbols are as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Takaharu HIRAYAMA, Yasuhiro HIRATA, Yusuke TOMINARI, Naoki IWAMURA, Yusuke SASAKI, Moriteru ASANO, Terufumi TAKAGI, Masanori OKANIWA, Masato YOSHIDA, Takashi ICHIKAWA, Shinichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190231279
    Abstract: An eye movement measuring device for detecting an eyeball-state/movement including: an eyeball photographing device configured to take a photograph of an eyeball; and an eye movement detecting unit configured to detect eye movement based on eyeball image as a photograph taken with the eyeball photographing device, the eyeball photographing device including an eyeball illuminating unit configured to illuminate an eyeball of a subject including a driver with illumination light, an eyeball image imaging unit configured to obtain eyeball image as a result of imaging the illuminated eyeball, and an arranging unit configured such that, when the eyeball photographing device is worn by the subject, the eyeball illuminating unit is arranged in a position where the eyeball can be irradiated with the illumination light, and the eyeball image imaging unit is arranged in a position where the eyeball image can be obtained as a result of the imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: TOKAI OPTICAL CO., LTD., CHUBU UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, NAC IMAGE TECHNOLOGY INC., KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Eiji Suzuki, Yutaka Hirata, Shogo Nakamura, Shinichi Ueda, Masaya Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190224565
    Abstract: An operation device has a movable portion movable between a first position and a second position. The movable portion is operated by a user while the operation device is gripped by the user. The operation device receives information identifying a control mode and control information defined for each control mode as an instruction related to control of a tactile force sense, and controls the tactile force sense presented to the movable portion by using the received control information in the control mode identified by the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Yusuke Nakagawa, Shinichi Hirata, Yuichi Machida, Yoichi Nishimaki
  • Patent number: 10359732
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a cleaning unit removing toner remaining on an image bearing member after a toner image is transferred to an intermediate transfer member; a first storage unit which collects removed toner; a conveying unit which is driven by transmission of rotation of the image bearing member to convey toner in the first storage unit to a second storage unit; and a control unit which performs conveyance control, by driving the image bearing member to rotate during a non-image forming period, in which the conveying unit is caused to convey toner from the first storage unit to the second storage unit, wherein when an amount of toner in the first storage unit is equal to or larger than a threshold during an image forming period, the control unit executes the conveyance control during the non-image forming period to reduce the toner in the first storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Hagiwara, Yuichiro Hirata
  • Publication number: 20190209919
    Abstract: An operating device includes a movable part capable of moving between a first position and a second position, with the movable part being capable of operation by the finger of the user gripping the operating device. The operating device includes a regulating part that regulates a range in which the movable part can move, and a control part that determines the amount of regulation in which the movable part can move and provides the regulating part with an instruction to regulate the range in which the movable part can move according to the amount of regulation which has been determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakagawa, Ikuo Yamano, Shinichi Hirata, Yuichi Machida, Yoichi Nishimaki
  • Patent number: 10348079
    Abstract: The present overcurrent protective device comprises an input terminal configured to receive a power supply voltage, an output terminal, a switch, a detector, and a controller. The switch is provided between the input terminal and the output terminal. The detector is configured to output a limitation signal without delay when a current flowing through the switch exceeds a prescribed tolerance value. The controller is configured to receive the limitation signal and control the switch to prevent the current from exceeding the tolerance value. The detector is configured output a turn-off signal to the controller when a first state continues for a delay time determined depending on the current's magnitude. The first state is a state where the current is smaller than the tolerance value and the current exceeds a first threshold value smaller than the tolerance value. The controller turns off the switch in response to the turn-off signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Yasusaka, Daisaku Shugo, Shinichi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20190203120
    Abstract: A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal composition containing a polymerizable compound for producing a VA-mode, PSA-mode, or PSVA-mode liquid crystal display device which has large K33, small ?1/K33, high VHR after ultraviolet irradiation, a high polymerization rate of the polymerizable compound, no or very few display defects due to a change in pretilt angle, a satisfactory pretilt angle, and excellent response performance, and also to provide a liquid crystal display device using the liquid crystal composition. The problem is solved by a liquid crystal composition of the present invention containing a compound of formula (B31) and a compound of formula (CB31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: DIC Corporation, DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Go Sudo, Shinichi Hirata, Marina Goto
  • Patent number: 10293268
    Abstract: A block system 1 includes a block 102 and a host terminal 10. The block 102, configured such that two or more blocks are connectable with each other, includes a power supply mechanism 110 for supplying power to the block 102, a communication mechanism 114 for establishing connection with the host terminal 10 to transmit and receive various signals, a storage mechanism 112 for storing identification information related with the block 102, a display mechanism 118 for emitting light and displaying an image under the control of the host terminal 10, and a control mechanism 116 for executing programmed processing in accordance with a signal from the host terminal 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirata, Takeshi Yamagishi, Hiroshi Osawa, Keiji Togawa, Naoki Numaguchi