Patents by Inventor Shuichi Shimizu

Shuichi Shimizu 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: 20220255169
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes a first electrically conductive member, a second electrically conductive member, a battery device, and a sealing member. The second electrically conductive member is opposed to the first electrically conductive member. The battery device is provided between the first electrically conductive member and the second electrically conductive member. The battery device includes two or more electrodes stacked on each other in an opposing direction with a separator interposed therebetween. The electrodes include a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode is adjacent to the first electrically conductive member. The second electrode is adjacent to the second electrically conductive member. The sealing member is disposed in at least a portion of a region surrounding the battery device between the first electrically conductive member and the second electrically conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Shuichi NAGAOKA, Yoshifumi SHIMIZU, Yu HATANO
  • Patent number: 11364824
    Abstract: A seat backrest includes right and left side frame segments, a pressure receiving member disposed between the side frame segments movably in a front-back direction, and a cushion pad covering the front of the side frame segments and pressure receiving member. The pressure receiving member includes a main body part, and extending parts extending laterally from both sides of the main body part. The cushion pad includes a back receiving part covering the front of the main body part, and bank parts disposed on both sides of the back receiving part, protruding forward from both sides, and covering the front of the extending parts and side frame segments. A recess is formed at an area, facing a corresponding extending part of the extending parts, of a rear surface of each bank part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11188583
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for enhancing dynamically enhancing query results. A processor(s) obtains an inquiry from a user and determines response types and condition elements, to use to determine the unique response type of the inquiry. The processor(s) generates, per type, a response form of slot(s) for condition elements. The processor(s) utilizes the response forms to generate a sum of products expression which it transforms into a product of sums expression. The processor(s) utilizes a first sum term to generate a prompt for a further question to the user. The processor(s) obtains data responsive to the question and interprets the data into condition primitive(s). The processor(s) identifies sum terms comprising the interpreted condition primitive(s), based on comparing the interpreted condition primitive(s) to the condition elements of each sum term. If deleting the sum terms renders the expression empty, the processor(s) identifies the unique response type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Shimizu, Seokwon Hur
  • Patent number: 11173821
    Abstract: Disclosed is a headrest fore-aft position adjuster including a displaceable body which receives load of an occupant's head and which displaces in a fore-aft direction with respect to a headrest pillar and a lock mechanism which locks and unlocks the displaceable body at a plurality of positions along the fore-aft direction, and the lock mechanism includes an engaging part which displaces in the fore-aft direction integrally with the displaceable body, a plurality of engaged part which is provided along a trajectory of the engaging part and which the engaging part is engaged with in a locked state and the engaging part is configured to engage with the engaged parts from a lateral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Shimizu, Yuji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200406796
    Abstract: A seat backrest includes right and left side frame segments, a pressure receiving member disposed between the side frame segments movably in a front-back direction, and a cushion pad covering the front of the side frame segments and pressure receiving member. The pressure receiving member includes a main body part, and extending parts extending laterally from both sides of the main body part. The cushion pad includes a back receiving part covering the front of the main body part, and bank parts disposed on both sides of the back receiving part, protruding forward from both sides, and covering the front of the extending parts and side frame segments. A recess is formed at an area, facing a corresponding extending part of the extending parts, of a rear surface of each bank part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200218749
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for enhancing dynamically enhancing query results. A processor(s) obtains an inquiry from a user and determines response types and condition elements, to use to determine the unique response type of the inquiry. The processor(s) generates, per type, a response form of slot(s) for condition elements. The processor(s) utilizes the response forms to generate a sum of products expression which it transforms into a product of sums expression. The processor(s) utilizes a first sum term to generate a prompt for a further question to the user. The processor(s) obtains data responsive to the question and interprets the data into condition primitive(s). The processor(s) identifies sum terms comprising the interpreted condition primitive(s), based on comparing the interpreted condition primitive(s) to the condition elements of each sum term. If deleting the sum terms renders the expression empty, the processor(s) identifies the unique response type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shuichi Shimizu, Seokwon Hur
  • Publication number: 20200101878
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pressure-receiving member disposed rearwardly of an occupant between left and right side frames, and a rocking mechanism configured to cause a left side or a right side of the pressure-receiving member to move frontward and rearward. The rocking mechanism includes a first link member provided pivotally, a second link member provided pivotally on the first link member and pivotally connected to the pressure-receiving member, and an actuator configured to cause the first link member and the second link member to pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji SUGIYAMA, Kazunori ISHIHARA, Shuichi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200079265
    Abstract: Disclosed is a headrest fore-aft position adjuster including a displaceable body which receives load of an occupant's head and which displaces in a fore-aft direction with respect to a headrest pillar and a lock mechanism which locks and unlocks the displaceable body at a plurality of positions along the fore-aft direction, and the lock mechanism includes an engaging part which displaces in the fore-aft direction integrally with the displaceable body, a plurality of engaged part which is provided along a trajectory of the engaging part and which the engaging part is engaged with in a locked state and the engaging part is configured to engage with the engaged parts from a lateral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi SHIMIZU, Yuji TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10525859
    Abstract: Disclosed is a headrest fore-aft position adjuster including a displaceable body which receives load of an occupant's head and which displaces in a fore-aft direction with respect to a headrest pillar and a lock mechanism which locks and unlocks the displaceable body at a plurality of positions along the fore-aft direction, and the lock mechanism includes an engaging part which displaces in the fore-aft direction integrally with the displaceable body, a plurality of engaged part which is provided along a trajectory of the engaging part and which the engaging part is engaged with in a locked state and the engaging part is configured to engage with the engaged parts from a lateral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Shimizu, Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10493877
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a pressure-receiving member disposed rearwardly of an occupant between left and right side frames, and a rocking mechanism configured to cause a left side or a right side of the pressure-receiving member to move frontward and rearward. The rocking mechanism includes a first link member provided pivotally, a second link member provided pivotally on the first link member and pivotally connected to the pressure-receiving member, and an actuator configured to cause the first link member and the second link member to pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Sugiyama, Kazunori Ishihara, Shuichi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190243583
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for conducting forward reasoning is provided. The present invention may include conducting the forward reasoning, wherein the forward reasoning includes selecting a rule from a plurality of rules stored in a rule base and executing an action, wherein the rule is associated with a condition satisfied by internal states stored in a working memory, and wherein the action is associated with the condition. The present invention may also include detecting the action is creating a one-time object. The present invention may then include conducting the forward reasoning with a first new context in response to the detected one-time object, wherein the one-time object is stored as one of the internal states in the working memory. The present invention may further include deleting the one-time object in response to a completion of the forward reasoning with the first new context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Koseki, Shuichi Shimizu, Kohji Takano
  • Publication number: 20190232831
    Abstract: A seat backrest includes right and left side frame segments, a pressure receiving member disposed between the side frame segments movably in a front-back direction, and a cushion pad covering the front of the side frame segments and pressure receiving member. The pressure receiving member includes a main body part, and extending parts extending laterally from both sides of the main body part. The cushion pad includes a back receiving part covering the front of the main body part, and bank parts disposed on both sides of the back receiving part, protruding forward from both sides, and covering the front of the extending parts and side frame segments. A recess is formed at an area, facing a corresponding extending part of the extending parts, of a rear surface of each bank part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10339397
    Abstract: To detect a distant object that may become an obstacle to a traveling destination of a moving vehicle or the like more accurately than the conventional, there is provided a detecting device, a program used in the detecting device, and a detecting method using the detecting device, where the detecting device includes: an acquisition section for acquiring two or more images captured in two or more imaging devices provided at different heights; and a detection section for detecting a rising portion of an identical object toward the imaging devices based on a difference between the lengths of the identical object in the height direction in the two or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Yung Lin, Masayuki Murata, Shuichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10331962
    Abstract: To detect a distant object that may become an obstacle to a traveling destination of a moving vehicle or the like more accurately than the conventional, there is provided a detecting device, a program used in the detecting device, and a detecting method using the detecting device, where the detecting device includes: an acquisition section for acquiring two or more images captured in two or more imaging devices provided at different heights; and a detection section for detecting a rising portion of an identical object toward the imaging devices based on a difference between the lengths of the identical object in the height direction in the two or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Yung Lin, Masayuki Murata, Shuichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10331961
    Abstract: To detect a distant object that may become an obstacle to a traveling destination of a moving vehicle or the like more accurately than the conventional, there is provided a detecting device, a program used in the detecting device, and a detecting method using the detecting device, where the detecting device includes: an acquisition section for acquiring two or more images captured in two or more imaging devices provided at different heights; and a detection section for detecting a rising portion of an identical object toward the imaging devices based on a difference between the lengths of the identical object in the height direction in the two or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Yung Lin, Masayuki Murata, Shuichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10300816
    Abstract: A seat backrest includes right and left side frame segments, a pressure receiving member disposed between the side frame segments movably in a front-back direction, and a cushion pad covering the front of the side frame segments and pressure receiving member. The pressure receiving member includes a main body part, and extending parts extending laterally from both sides of the main body part. The cushion pad includes a back receiving part covering the front of the main body part, and bank parts disposed on both sides of the back receiving part, protruding forward from both sides, and covering the front of the extending parts and side frame segments. A recess is formed at an area, facing a corresponding extending part of the extending parts, of a rear surface of each bank part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190138839
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit and a determination unit. The image acquisition unit uses a camera to acquire a first image representing an area in a first relative position and a second image representing an area in a second relative position closer to the moving direction of the vehicle than the first relative position. The determination unit compares the first image with the second image acquired earlier than the first image and representing an area overlapping the first image for luminance and/or the intensity of a predetermined color component to determine whether there exists a specific area higher in luminance than the surroundings or lower in luminance than the surroundings in the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Shuichi SHIMIZU, Shusaku SHIGEMURA
  • Publication number: 20180349777
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for conducting forward reasoning is provided. The present invention may include conducting the forward reasoning, wherein the forward reasoning includes selecting a rule from a plurality of rules stored in a rule base and executing an action, wherein the rule is associated with a condition satisfied by internal states stored in a working memory, and wherein the action is associated with the condition. The present invention may also include detecting the action is creating a one-time object. The present invention may then include conducting the forward reasoning with a first new context in response to the detected one-time object, wherein the one-time object is stored as one of the internal states in the working memory. The present invention may further include deleting the one-time object in response to a completion of the forward reasoning with the first new context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Akira Koseki, Shuichi Shimizu, Kohji Takano
  • Publication number: 20180257128
    Abstract: A gear (10) is located inside a constant mesh gear transmission. The gear includes dogs (20) on a side surface thereof. Each of the dogs has a recess (30) in a distal surface (25) thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Shuichi Shimizu, Kazuhiro Maeda, Mitsuhiko Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20180181821
    Abstract: The image processing device counts the number of lane marking feature points. The image processing device determines whether the count number of the lane marking feature points is equal to or greater than a first threshold. The image processing device arranges the setting to use the lane marking feature points in the lane marking detection process when the count number of the lane marking feature points is equal to or greater than the first threshold. On the other hand, the image processing device counts the number of Botts' Dot feature points when the count number of the lane marking feature points is smaller than the first threshold. The image processing device arranges the setting to use the Botts' Dot feature points in the lane marking detection process when the count number of the Botts' Dot feature points is equal to or greater than the second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Shuichi SHIMIZU, Kenji OKANO, Takamichi TORIKURA