Patents by Inventor Shinichi Iwamoto

Shinichi Iwamoto 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: 10762486
    Abstract: There is provided a checkout apparatus (10) including an image data acquisition unit (11) which acquires data on an image, an image analysis unit (12) which recognizes a product in the image, using a feature value of appearance of each of a plurality of products registered in a feature value storage unit (14) and the image data; a registration unit (13) which registers the product recognized by the image analysis unit (12) as a checkout target, and a projection unit (15) which projects an image related to a checkout process on the product and/or a placement surface of a placement platform of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Dai Kinno, Kota Iwamoto, Shinichi Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Itou, Shinya Yamasaki, Kanako Taga
  • Patent number: 10510218
    Abstract: A checkout apparatus (10) includes an image data acquisition unit (11) that acquires data of an image; an image analysis unit (12) that recognizes a plurality of products in the image using a feature value of an exterior of each of the products registered in a feature value storage unit (14) and the data of the image; a reading necessity or non-necessity check unit (15) that extracts the product for which it is necessary to read a product code from among the recognized products, using an object-to-be-read storage unit (16) in which the product for which it is necessary to read the product code is registered in advance; and a reading unit (17) that reads the product code of the product extracted by the reading necessity or non-necessity check unit (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Dai Kinno, Kota Iwamoto, Shinichi Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Itou, Shinya Yamasaki, Kanako Taga
  • Publication number: 20190274664
    Abstract: A test subject takes a component collection tool with his/her fingers, and rolls the tool between pads of the fingers several times to transfer components attached on a skin surface to a surface of the tool. The component collection tool is immersed in a predetermined solvent to allow the components on the skin surface to be dissolved in the solvent. Bligh-Dyer method may be used therefor, for example. From a liquid in which lipid or others are thus collected, a sample for analysis using MALDI-MS or LDI-MS is prepared and subjected to the analysis. Accordingly, components on the skin surface of the test subject can be efficiently collected and subjected to analysis with burden on the test subject being reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi IWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10384890
    Abstract: A paper feeding device of an embodiment includes a paper feed tray, a blower, and a flow regulating member. A paper bundle in which a plurality of sheets of paper are stacked can be placed on the paper feed tray. The blower is positioned next to the paper bundle placed on the paper feed tray. The blower can generate airflow. The flow regulating member is positioned above the paper bundle placed on the paper feed tray. The airflow from the blower causes the flow regulating member to generate a negative pressure between the flow regulating member and the uppermost sheet of paper of the paper bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Matsuoka, Shinichi Tatsuta, Shunsuke Hattori, Takamitsu Sunaoshi, Yusuke Hashizume, Masakazu Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20190115198
    Abstract: An imager 13 takes an image of a sample-placement surface of a sample plate 5. A plate identifier 103 decodes a barcode on the image to acquire a plate ID, recognizes the well arrangement, and retrieves a template having a cell arrangement corresponding to the well arrangement from a plate information storage section 101. A sample presence identifier 104 identifies, from the image, a well on which a sample is placed. A plate correspondence information input assistant 105 creates a template image in which the background color of the cells is changed depending on the presence of the sample, and displays it on a display unit 12. An analysis operator inputs information into each cell by a direct character-input operation or a drag-and-drop operation from a previously created sample list. The inputted information is associated with the corresponding well number and stored in a registration information storage section 107.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi IWAMOTO, Yusaku HIOKI
  • Publication number: 20170031629
    Abstract: There is provided a method of transferring a binary image into a memory device having a memory controller for performing conversion between physical addresses and logical addresses of storage areas. The binary image is transferred into the memory device such that areas included in the binary image and having no valid data become free areas in storage areas of the memory device, the free areas to which physical addresses and logical addresses are not associated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayoshi NAKAMOTO, Shinichi IWAMOTO, Mutsuo TANABE, Taku YOKAWA, Takafumi NARITA, Takeshi IGASAKI
  • Publication number: 20120119083
    Abstract: Ions supplied in the form of a pulse are introduced into an ion trap through an ion entering orifice while a rectangular voltage of a frequency higher than the frequency at which the best trap is accomplished is applied to a ring electrode from a trap voltage generating unit. With this, since a well of a pseudo ion potential is formed in a radial direction in the ion trap, the spread of ions of low m/z values introduced previously is suppressed. A part of ions is introduced into the ion trap, and thereafter the frequency of the rectangular voltage applied to the ring electrode is lowered stepwise to the frequency at which the best trap is accomplished. As a result, the ions of the low m/z values introduced previously can be efficiently trapped, and introduction of ions of high m/z values reaching the ion trap later is not hindered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Kodera, Makoto Hazama, Shinichi Iwamoto, Sadanori Sekiya
  • Patent number: 8173961
    Abstract: While applying a square wave voltage to the ion electrode (21) so that ions already captured in the ion trap (20) do not disperse, the timing of irradiating a laser light for ion generation is controlled in such a manner that ions reach the ion inlet (25) at a predetermined timing of a cycle of the voltage. In the case of a positive ion (cation) for example, the timing of laser light irradiation is adjusted in such a manner that the target ions reach the ion inlet (25) in the low level period of a cycle of the square wave voltage. By injecting ions in addition to the ions already captured in the ion trap (20) in this manner, the amount of ions can be increased, and by performing a mass separation and detection after that, the signal intensity in one mass analysis can be increased. Accordingly, by decreasing the number of repetitions of the mass analysis for summing up mass profiles, the measuring time can be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Iwamoto, Kei Kodera, Sadanori Sekiya
  • Patent number: 8153298
    Abstract: A positive electrode for an alkaline battery of the present invention includes a spinel-type manganese oxide as a positive electrode active material, wherein the spinel-type manganese oxide has a potential of 0.26 to 0.34 V with respect to a Hg/HgO reference electrode, and the content of the spinel-type manganese oxide in the entire positive electrode active material is not less than 30 mass %. Further, an alkaline battery of the present invention includes the above-described positive electrode for an alkaline battery of the invention, a negative electrode and an electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell Energy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Iwamoto, Yoshihisa Hirose
  • Patent number: 8022363
    Abstract: While applying a square wave voltage to the ion electrode (21) so that ions already captured in the ion trap (20) do not disperse, the frequency of the square wave voltage is temporarily increased at the timing when the ions generated in response to the short time irradiation of a laser light reach the ion inlet (25). This decreases the Mathieu parameter qz, and the potential well becomes shallow, which makes it easy for ions to enter the ion trap (20). Although the ions that have been already captured become more likely to disperse, the frequency of the square wave voltage is decreased before they deviate from the stable orbit. Thus, the dispersion of the ions can also be avoided. Accordingly, while the number of captured ions is not decreased, new ions are further added, and thereby the amount of ions can be increased. By performing a mass separation and detection after that, the signal intensity in one mass analysis can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Iwamoto, Kei Kodera, Sadanori Sekiya
  • Patent number: 7767336
    Abstract: There is provided an alkaline battery produced by sealing in an outer package body: a positive mixture containing at least one selected from manganese dioxide and a nickel oxide, a conducting agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (A) containing potassium hydroxide; a separator; and a negative mixture containing zinc alloy powder, a gelling agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (B) containing potassium hydroxide where a concentration of potassium hydroxide of the alkaline electrolytic solution (A) is 45 wt % or more, and a concentration of potassium hydroxide of the alkaline electrolytic solution (B) is 35 wt % or less. Because of this, an alkaline battery can be provided, which has desirable load characteristics, prevents the generation of gas, prevents a decrease in a storage property due to the reaction with an electrolytic solution, and has heat generation behavior suppressed at a time of occurrence of a short-circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Ito, Minajuro Ushijima, Shinichi Iwamoto, Tetsuo Izu
  • Publication number: 20100116982
    Abstract: While applying a square wave voltage to the ion electrode (21) so that ions already captured in the ion trap (20) do not disperse, the timing of irradiating a laser light for ion generation is controlled in such a manner that ions reach the ion inlet (25) at a predetermined timing of a cycle of the voltage. In the case of a positive ion (cation) for example, the timing of laser light irradiation is adjusted in such a manner that the target ions reach the ion inlet (25) in the low level period of a cycle of the square wave voltage. By injecting ions in addition to the ions already captured in the ion trap (20) in this manner, the amount of ions can be increased, and by performing a mass separation and detection after that, the signal intensity in one mass analysis can be increased. Accordingly, by decreasing the number of repetitions of the mass analysis for summing up mass profiles, the measuring time can be shortened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Iwamoto, Kei Kodera, Sadanori Sekiya
  • Publication number: 20100065740
    Abstract: While applying a square wave voltage to the ion electrode (21) so that ions already captured in the ion trap (20) do not disperse, the frequency of the square wave voltage is temporarily increased at the timing when the ions generated in response to the short time irradiation of a laser light reach the ion inlet (25). This decreases the Mathieu parameter qz, and the potential well becomes shallow, which makes it easy for ions to enter the ion trap (20). Although the ions that have been already captured become more likely to disperse, the frequency of the square wave voltage is decreased before they deviate from the stable orbit. Thus, the dispersion of the ions can also be avoided. Accordingly, while the number of captured ions is not decreased, new ions are further added, and thereby the amount of ions can be increased. By performing a mass separation and detection after that, the signal intensity in one mass analysis can be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Iwamoto, Kei Kodera
  • Publication number: 20090162745
    Abstract: An alkaline battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode containing zinc particles or zinc alloy particles, and an alkaline electrolyte solution, wherein the ratio of the zinc particles or zinc alloy particles of the negative electrode capable of passing through a 200-mesh sieve is 10 to 80% by mass, and the ratio of a negative electrode capacity to a positive electrode capacity is 1.05 to 1.10. Furthermore, it is preferred that the ratio of the negative electrode capacity to the positive electrode capacity is 1.08 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Shinichi IWAMOTO, Yoshihisa HIROSE
  • Patent number: 7510801
    Abstract: There is provided an alkaline battery produced by sealing in an outer package body: a positive mixture containing at least one selected from manganese dioxide and a nickel oxide, a conducting agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (A) containing potassium hydroxide; a separator; and a negative mixture containing zinc alloy powder, a gelling agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (B) containing potassium hydroxide where a concentration of potassium hydroxide of the alkaline electrolytic solution (A) is 45 wt % or more, and a concentration of potassium hydroxide of the alkaline electrolytic solution (B) is 35 wt % or less. Because of this, an alkaline battery can be provided, which has desirable load characteristics, prevents the generation of gas, prevents a decrease in a storage property due to the reaction with an electrolytic solution, and has heat generation behavior suppressed at a time of occurrence of a short-circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Ito, Minajuro Ushijima, Shinichi Iwamoto, Tetsuo Izu
  • Publication number: 20090047578
    Abstract: A positive electrode for an alkaline battery of the present invention includes a spinel-type manganese oxide as a positive electrode active material, wherein the spinel-type manganese oxide has a potential of 0.26 to 0.34 V with respect to a Hg/HgO reference electrode, and the content of the spinel-type manganese oxide in the entire positive electrode active material is not less than 30 mass %. Further, an alkaline battery of the present invention includes the above-described positive electrode for an alkaline battery of the invention, a negative electrode and an electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi IWAMOTO, Yoshihisa Hirose
  • Patent number: 7436459
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus for receiving a digital broadcast, includes a freeze determining section and a display control section. The freeze determining section determines whether or not a freeze process should be initiated on a basis of a receiving status of the digital broadcast. The freeze determining section also determines whether or not the free process being performed should be terminated on the basis of a receiving status of the digital broadcast. The display control section initiates the freeze process when the freeze determining section concludes that the freeze process should be initiated. The display control section terminates the freeze process being performed when the freeze determining section concludes that the freeze process being performed should be terminated. The freeze process includes displaying a freeze notification on a screen while changing the freeze notification so that a user recognizes the change of the freeze notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Ten Limited
    Inventors: Toshio Tanaka, Shinichi Iwamoto, Mutsuo Tanabe, Sonoe Mori
  • Publication number: 20080211966
    Abstract: A chroma key color determining section is operable to determine a chroma key color in an image of a plurality of input images. A image synthesizing section is operable to overlap the images with each other by switching the images with respect to each pixel based on an output of the chroma key color determining section. The plurality of images are switched by switching all of pixels of the image input to the chroma key color determining section into the chroma key color images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventor: Shinichi Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20080160402
    Abstract: There is provided an alkaline battery produced by sealing in an outer package body: a positive mixture containing at least one selected from manganese dioxide and a nickel oxide, a conducting agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (A) containing potassium hydroxide; a separator; and a negative mixture containing zinc alloy powder, a gelling agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (B) containing potassium hydroxide where a concentration of potassium hydroxide of the alkaline electrolytic solution (A) is 45 wt % or more, and a concentration of potassium hydroxide of the alkaline electrolytic solution (B) is 35 wt % or less. Because of this, an alkaline battery can be provided, which has desirable load characteristics, prevents the generation of gas, prevents a decrease in a storage property due to the reaction with an electrolytic solution, and has heat generation behavior suppressed at a time of occurrence of a short-circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Noriyuki ITO, Minajuro Ushijima, Shinichi Iwamoto, Tetsuo Izu
  • Publication number: 20080160403
    Abstract: There is provided an alkaline battery produced by sealing in an outer package body: a positive mixture containing at least one selected from manganese dioxide and a nickel oxide, a conducting agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (A) containing potassium hydroxide; a separator; and a negative mixture containing zinc alloy powder, a gelling agent, and an alkaline electrolytic solution (B) containing potassium hydroxide where a concentration of potassium hydroxide of the alkaline electrolytic solution (A) is 45 wt % or more, and a concentration of potassium hydroxide of the alkaline electrolytic solution (B) is 35 wt % or less. Because of this, an alkaline battery can be provided, which has desirable load characteristics, prevents the generation of gas, prevents a decrease in a storage property due to the reaction with an electrolytic solution, and has heat generation behavior suppressed at a time of occurrence of a short-circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Noriyuki ITO, Minajuro Ushijima, Shinichi Iwamoto, Tetsuo Izu