Patents by Inventor Shoichi Araki

Shoichi Araki 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: 5384716
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention for determining existential conditions of objects on a certain detecting region, includes: a temperature distribution detecting section for obtaining a thermal image including a plurality of elements each having temperature data by detecting the temperature distribution on the detecting region; an element classifying section for classifying the plurality of elements in the thermal image into at least two groups, all elements belonging to one of the groups being in a certain temperature range, the temperature range of the one group being distinct from a temperature range of another one of the groups; a group selecting section for selecting at least one group of a relatively higher temperature range in the thermal image from the at least two groups; an element selecting section for selecting, among elements included in the selected group, elements having temperature data indicative of local temperature peaks in the thermal image; and an output section for outputting the nu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichi Araki, Hiroyoshi Nomura, Noboru Wakami, Takeshi Imanaka