Patents by Inventor Shinsuke Ogata

Shinsuke Ogata 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: 20190259014
    Abstract: An age verification system includes a management apparatus and a mobile terminal. The management apparatus transmits a request signal including image data. The mobile terminal includes a communication unit, a display unit, an operation unit, and a response processing unit. The communication unit receives the request signal from the management apparatus. The display unit displays an age verification screen by using the image data included in the request signal. The operation unit receives an operation input by a confirmer when the age verification screen is viewed by the confirmer, as an age verification result. The response processing unit transmits a response signal including the age verification result to the management apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: TSUYOSHI KATAYAMA, AKIHITO SAKANAKA, KEI KOBAYASHI, MIWA ISHITSUBO, SHINSUKE OGATA
  • Publication number: 20190213572
    Abstract: A wireless reading system includes a goods path and a reader device. The goods path allows one or more goods held by a customer passing through a customer path to be moved along. The reader device is configured to perform wireless communication, whose medium is radio waves, with one or more electronic tags attached to the one or more goods while the one or more goods are moved along the goods path, thereby reading one or more pieces of goods information on the one or more goods, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Koji IMAMURA, Atsushi MARUYAMA, Shinichi OKADA, Motoo NAKAGAWA, Masahiro KUMAGAWA, Shinsuke OGATA
  • Patent number: 10177847
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided that includes continuously capturing an image of a subject that transmits a signal by changing luminance, with an image sensor, and displaying a captured image that includes a box. The method also includes determining whether the subject is in the box, and receiving the signal transmitted by the subject when it is determined that the subject is in the box. In in the receiving, image data is obtained by capturing the subject with an exposure time, the signal is obtained by demodulating a bright line pattern, and the bright line pattern is caused to appear in the image data by setting the exposure time to be less than or equal to 1/480 second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Chikara Yoshida, Shigehiro Iida, Shinsuke Ogata, Kengo Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 9791922
    Abstract: A user interface control device provides a GUI allowing a depth of a graphic to be easily set when composing the graphic with a stereoscopic image. The device comprises: a graphic information obtaining unit that specifies an area occupied by the graphic when the graphic is arranged on one of two viewpoint images forming a stereoscopic image; a depth information analyzing unit that acquires a depth of a subject appearing within the specified area occupied by the graphic in the one viewpoint image; and a depth setting presenting unit that presents a first alternative and a second alternative for setting a depth of the graphic, the first alternative corresponding to the depth of the subject, and the second alternative corresponding to a depth differing for the depth of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kotaro Hakoda, Osamu Yamaji, Shinsuke Ogata
  • Publication number: 20170244483
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided that includes continuously capturing an image of a subject that transmits a signal by changing luminance, with an image sensor, and displaying a captured image that includes a box. The method also includes determining whether the subject is in the box, and receiving the signal transmitted by the subject when it is determined that the subject is in the box. In in the receiving, image data is obtained by capturing the subject with an exposure time, the signal is obtained by demodulating a bright line pattern, and the bright line pattern is caused to appear in the image data by setting the exposure time to be less than or equal to 1/480 second.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Chikara YOSHIDA, Shigehiro IIDA, Shinsuke OGATA, Kengo MIYOSHI
  • Patent number: 9733530
    Abstract: The present invention includes a thin-film transistor, a flattened film having a flattened top surface and having a contact hole formed thereon, and a pixel electrode and a common line which are disposed on the top surface of the flattened film. The common line includes a common metal line, and the pixel electrode has a connection portion formed in the contact hole and electrically connected to the thin-film transistor. The connection portion of the pixel electrode includes a connection metal film made of the material same as the material for the common metal line of the common line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushi Yamayoshi, Naruhito Hoka, Osamu Miyakawa, Shinsuke Ogata
  • Patent number: 9690154
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel includes: a transparent insulating substrate; a signal line and a scanning line arranged in a display region on the transparent insulating substrate and crossing each other in a matrix; a protective insulating film arranged so as to cover at least the signal line and the scanning line from above; a first insulating film that covers the protective insulating film from above; and a first contact hole that penetrates at least the first insulating film and the protective insulating film to reach a surface of a common interconnect. The first contact hole has a bottom and an inner side surface covered with a first stacked film composed of a first transparent conductive film made of the same material as the lower electrode and a second transparent conductive film made of the same material as the upper electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushi Yamayoshi, Osamu Miyakawa, Takeshi Sonoda, Shinsuke Ogata, Takeshi Shimamura, Naruhito Hoka
  • Patent number: 9680572
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided that includes continuously capturing an image of a subject that transmits a signal by changing luminance, with an image sensor. The method also includes displaying a captured image that includes a box and a subject image for identifying the subject, while continuously updating a position of the subject image on the captured image, according to a positional relationship between the image sensor and the subject established when the image of the subject is captured. The method further includes determining whether the subject image is in the box, and receiving the signal transmitted by the subject when it is determined that the subject image is in the box. In the receiving, information is obtained by demodulating a bright line pattern that appears in a second image data and corresponds to the plurality of exposure lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Chikara Yoshida, Shigehiro Iida, Shinsuke Ogata, Kengo Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 9564459
    Abstract: The organic insulating film has an opening through which the drain electrode is partially exposed. The opening has a side wall extending from above the drain electrode. The pixel electrode has a contact portion that is in contact with the drain electrode in the opening of the organic insulating film, a wiring portion that extends directly on the side wall of the organic insulating film from the contact portion, and a body portion that is linked to the wiring portion and is located on the organic insulating film. The interlayer insulating film covers the pixel electrode. The interlayer insulating film covers the source electrode and directly covers the semiconductor film between the source-electrode side surface and the drain-electrode side surface. The common electrode has fringes opposed to the pixel electrode via the interlayer insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushi Yamayoshi, Takeshi Sonoda, Shinsuke Ogata
  • Patent number: 9513720
    Abstract: A stylus detecting device detects a pointed position which is a position pointed to by a stylus, and includes a first camera; a second camera; and a control unit including an axis detecting unit that detects a three-dimensional position and attitude of an axis of the stylus by using two images captured respectively by the first and second cameras, and a pointed position detecting unit that calculates as the pointed position a point of intersection between a straight line indicated by the axis of the stylus whose three-dimensional position and attitude have been detected by the axis detecting unit and a target plane having a predetermined positional relationship with respect to the first and second cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shinsuke Ogata, Akihiro Miyazaki, Takeshi Shimamoto, Tomoo Kimura
  • Patent number: 9438340
    Abstract: A communication method for obtaining information from a subject includes obtaining image information of the subject in an image information-taking mode, obtaining visible light data of the subject in a visible light communication mode, and setting a shutter speed and an international organization for standardization (ISO) speed rating or a gain value for the visible light communication mode. The visible light communication mode is a different mode from the image information-taking mode. Also, in the setting, the shutter speed for the visible light communication mode is set to be faster than a shutter speed for the image information-taking mode, and the ISO speed rating or the gain value for the visible light communication mode is set to be greater than an ISO speed rating or a gain value for the image information-taking mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Chikara Yoshida, Shigehiro Iida, Shinsuke Ogata, Kengo Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 9413460
    Abstract: A communication method used in a terminal is provided that includes a front camera and a back camera. The communication method includes switching between the front camera and the back camera according to an orientation of the terminal, and performing visible light communication by using the front camera or the back camera, which is selected in the switching. The performing of visible light communication includes capturing a first subject that is changing in luminance by using the front camera and obtaining a first image when the front camera is used, capturing a second subject by using the back camera and obtaining a second image when the back camera is used, and obtaining specified information that is related to the first subject or the second subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Shinsuke Ogata
  • Publication number: 20160149641
    Abstract: A communication method used in a terminal is provided that includes a front camera and a back camera. The communication method includes switching between the front camera and the back camera according to an orientation of the terminal, and performing visible light communication by using the front camera or the back camera, which is selected in the switching. The performing of visible light communication includes capturing a first subject that is changing in luminance by using the front camera and obtaining a first image when the front camera is used, capturing a second subject by using the back camera and obtaining a second image when the back camera is used, and obtaining specified information that is related to the first subject or the second subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Shinsuke OGATA
  • Publication number: 20160134371
    Abstract: An information communication method is provided that includes continuously capturing an image of a subject that transmits a signal by changing luminance, with an image sensor. The method also includes displaying a captured image that includes a box and a subject image for identifying the subject, while continuously updating a position of the subject image on the captured image, according to a positional relationship between the image sensor and the subject established when the image of the subject is captured. The method further includes determining whether the subject image is in the box, and receiving the signal transmitted by the subject when it is determined that the subject image is in the box. In the receiving, information is obtained by demodulating a bright line pattern that appears in a second image data and corresponds to the plurality of exposure lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Chikara YOSHIDA, Shigehiro IIDA, Shinsuke OGATA, Kengo MIYOSHI
  • Patent number: 9330512
    Abstract: A method for managing information obtains, through a first communication circuit, a locker identifier and a user identifier from a locker into which a user card has been inserted, obtaining, through a second communication circuit, a machine identifier and a key identifier from a machine that has read the key identifier, and outputting, using a first database that associates the locker identifier and the key identifier with each other and the obtained locker identifier and user identifier, the user identifier corresponding to the key identifier to the machine to set the user identifier to the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinsuke Ogata
  • Patent number: 9294666
    Abstract: A communication method is used in a terminal having a front camera as a first image capturing unit and a back camera as a second image capturing unit. The communication method includes: switching between the front camera and the back camera according to an orientation of the terminal; and performing visible light communication by using the front camera or the back camera which is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Shinsuke Ogata
  • Patent number: 9294188
    Abstract: An information communication method includes: determining whether conflict over use of a light receiving unit will occur between a first program for performing visible light communication and a second program for performing processing different from the visible light communication; notifying a user that the conflict will occur if it is determined that the conflict will occur; permitting one of the first program and the second program to use the light receiving unit in response to an operation by the user; and causing, by the first program, a computer to execute visible light communication according to light detected by the light receiving unit if the first program is permitted to use the light receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Chikara Yoshida, Shigehiro Iida, Shinsuke Ogata, Kengo Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 9285619
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel includes a thin film transistor disposed on an insulating substrate in a display region, an external wiring for connecting the thin film transistor to a terminal electrode, and a planarized film disposed on the thin film transistor, and having a planarized upper surface. The planarized film is not disposed, or a planarized film having a smaller film thickness than that of the planarized film in the display region is disposed, above the external wiring in a frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushi Yamayoshi, Takeshi Sonoda, Koichi Takai, Osamu Miyakawa, Shinsuke Ogata, Takeshi Shimamura
  • Publication number: 20160062193
    Abstract: The present invention includes a thin-film transistor, a flattened film having a flattened top surface and having a contact hole formed thereon, and a pixel electrode and a common line which are disposed on the top surface of the flattened film. The common line includes a common metal line, and the pixel electrode has a connection portion formed in the contact hole and electrically connected to the thin-film transistor. The connection portion of the pixel electrode includes a connection metal film made of the material same as the material for the common metal line of the common line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushi YAMAYOSHI, Naruhito HOKA, Osamu MIYAKAWA, Shinsuke OGATA
  • Publication number: 20160065307
    Abstract: A communication method for obtaining information from a subject includes obtaining image information of the subject in an image information-taking mode, obtaining visible light data of the subject in a visible light communication mode, and setting a shutter speed and an international organization for standardization (ISO) speed rating or a gain value for the visible light communication mode. The visible light communication mode is a different mode from the image information-taking mode. Also, in the setting, the shutter speed for the visible light communication mode is set to be faster than a shutter speed for the image information-taking mode, and the ISO speed rating or the gain value for the visible light communication mode is set to be greater than an ISO speed rating or a gain value for the image information-taking mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Chikara YOSHIDA, Shigehiro IIDA, Shinsuke OGATA, Kengo MIYOSHI