Patents by Inventor Shuichi Yamasaki

Shuichi Yamasaki 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: 10396668
    Abstract: A power converter disclosed herein may include power conversion circuits connected in parallel and a cutoff switch provided in each of the power conversion circuits. The cutoff switch may be configured to cut off connection of corresponding one of the power conversion circuits from other power conversion circuit. In the power converter disclosed herein, the cutoff switches of the power conversion circuits may be housed in a first module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Jojima, Shuichi Iwata, Hiromi Yamasaki, Tomoo Yamabuki, Hitoshi Imura
  • Publication number: 20190245443
    Abstract: A power converter may include a first and second housings, each of which houses switching elements connected in parallel. Each of the first and the second housings may be provided with a first surface and a second surface. The first and the second housings may be arranged face to face. In each of the first and the second housings, the switching elements may be aligned in an alignment direction which is parallel to both of the first and the second surfaces. An emitter terminal or a source terminal of parallel connection of the switching elements may extend from the second surface at a position equidistant from the switching elements positioned at both ends in the alignment direction among the plurality of switching elements. A collector terminal or a drain terminal of the parallel connection may be positioned adjacent to the emitter or the source terminal in the alignment direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki JOJIMA, Shuichi Iwata, Hiromi Yamasaki, Takanori Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20190245446
    Abstract: A power converter disclosed herein may include power conversion circuits connected in parallel and a cutoff switch provided in each of the power conversion circuits. The cutoff switch may be configured to cut off connection of corresponding one of the power conversion circuits from other power conversion circuit. In the power converter disclosed herein, the cutoff switches of the power conversion circuits may be housed in a first module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki JOJIMA, Shuichi IWATA, Hiromi YAMASAKI, Tomoo YAMABUKI, Hitoshi IMURA
  • Publication number: 20190208886
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a plate configured to have placed thereon, an object that is a finger or a toe having a nail to be drawn on, an area into which the plate is detachably inserted, a camera configured to acquire an image, and at least one mirror. The mirror is provided in a position to reflect an image of a side surface of the object placed on the plate into a direction where the camera is able to capture the image of the side surface of the object in a state in which the object is placed on the plate in the area. The camera captures the image of the side surface of the object placed on the plate via the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10292475
    Abstract: Provided is a drawing apparatus including a drawing mechanism configured to perform a drawing on a nail of an object being a finger or a toe, and a processor. The processor acquires a first captured image of the nail and a second captured image of the nail, the first and the second captured image being images captured from a first direction by an imaging device located at a position along the first direction from a first location of a surface of the nail, the first captured image being an image captured by the imaging device at a position where a distance along the first direction between the imaging device and the first location of the surface of the nail is a first distance, and the second captured image being an image captured by the imaging device at a position where a distance along the first direction between the imaging device and the first location of the surface of the nail is a second distance different from the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10278472
    Abstract: A drawing device includes an insertion case into which an object that is a finger or a toe having a nail to be drawn is inserted, and including a first surface provided with an opening area that exposes the nail in a state where the object is inserted and a second surface provided in a direction crossing the first surface, and an insertion area into which the insertion case is detachably inserted. An area of at least a part of the second surface, the area being corresponding to the nail in a state where the object is inserted, has transparency allowing an inside of the insertion case to be visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20180272751
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing head drawing a pattern on the surface of a target nail of a hand or foot; and a processor. The processor controls the drawing head to scan a plurality of times across an area on the surface of the nail and to draw the pattern on the area during each of the plurality of scanning operations of the drawing head based on a curvature of the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180272750
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a processor determining the aspect ratio of the surface area of a target nail of a finger or a toe, and entering a first fitting mode to modify the aspect ratio of at least one nail design in accordance with the surface area of the target nail and to fit the at least one nail design to the surface area of the nail. The rate of modification of the aspect ratio of the at least one nail design is within a modification threshold of the at least one nail design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10029477
    Abstract: A nail printing apparatus is provided, which does not require a user to manipulate button operation to set user's finger or user's toe or start an image drawing operation. The apparatus provided with an image drawing unit for drawing an image on a nail of a finger or a nail of a toe and an elevation mechanism having a placing unit on which the finger or the toe is placed. The elevation mechanism moves the placing unit from a stand-by position up to an image drawing position. When the placing unit is at the stand-by position, the user can insert user's finger or user's toe into or remove user's finger or user's toe from the apparatus. When at the image drawing position, the image drawing unit can draw an image on the nail of the finger. An elevation controlling unit controls the operation of the elevation mechanism in response to an operation of the finger or the toe placed on the placing unit, pressing the same downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20180008025
    Abstract: Provided is a drawing apparatus including a drawing mechanism configured to perform a drawing on a nail of an object being a finger or a toe, and a processor. The processor acquires a first captured image of the nail and a second captured image of the nail, the first and the second captured image being images captured from a first direction by an imaging device located at a position along the first direction from a first location of a surface of the nail, the first captured image being an image captured by the imaging device at a position where a distance along the first direction between the imaging device and the first location of the surface of the nail is a first distance, and the second captured image being an image captured by the imaging device at a position where a distance along the first direction between the imaging device and the first location of the surface of the nail is a second distance different from the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170367459
    Abstract: A drawing device includes an insertion case into which an object that is a finger or a toe having a nail to be drawn is inserted, and including a first surface provided with an opening area that exposes the nail in a state where the object is inserted and a second surface provided in a direction crossing the first surface, and an insertion area into which the insertion case is detachably inserted. An area of at least a part of the second surface, the area being corresponding to the nail in a state where the object is inserted, has transparency allowing an inside of the insertion case to be visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 9820547
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a drawing unit holding a drawing tool for drawing on a drawing target surface in contact with the drawing target surface having a curved shape along a first direction and moving the drawing tool; and a control unit controlling the drawing unit. The control unit controls the drawing unit to perform an operation in which the drawing tool moves on a first and second regions adjacent in the first direction of the drawing target surface along a second direction crossing with the first direction in a state in which the drawing tool is in contact with the drawing target surface, then drawing tool draws on the first and second regions, and an operation in which the drawing tool moves between the first and second regions in a state in which the drawing tool is separated from the drawing target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9808068
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object insertion portion into which an object is inserted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail, a plurality of pressing units which apply pressing forces to the object inserted in the object insertion portion to hold the object in the object insertion portion and a processor which controls the pressing forces applied by the plurality of pressing units respectively to adjust an inclination in a width direction of the nail of the object inserted in the object insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9781989
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing unit for drawing on a nail of an object which is a finger or a toe by applying ink, an object suppression unit for applying a suppression force to suppress a motion of the object to the object, and a nail region detection unit for detecting a region of the nail. The drawing apparatus sets the suppression force to a first suppression force in at least one of a first period of the drawing unit drawing on the nail and a second period of the nail region detection unit detecting the region of the nail, and sets the suppression force to a second suppression force which is weaker than the first suppression force or sets the motion of the object to be not suppressed in a third period of the ink applied to the nail being dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9731494
    Abstract: A method of determining a value of density of a heat absorbing agent to be applied to a target pixel on a medium, wherein the medium is distended, when heated, the value of density of the heat absorbing agent is a density value of the heat absorbing agent that is applied to the medium before heated, and density values of the heat absorbing agent are set for plural pixels on the medium, the method comprising, calculating a first average density value of first plural pixels in the vicinity of the target pixel among the plural pixels, calculating a second average density value of second plural pixels in the vicinity of the target pixel, and determining a density value of the heat absorbing agent based on the calculated first average density value and second average density value, when a density value applied to the target pixel satisfies a first prescribed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9712727
    Abstract: A nail information detection device includes: a placement surface on which a finger having a nail is placed; an imaging unit which images the nail from one direction and acquires a image data; a moving unit which moves the imaging unit while keeping a distance between a measurement plane which is in contact with a peak position of the nail and parallel to the placement surface and the imaging unit constant; and a control unit configured to detect nail information including a first edge position and a second edge position on a shape of the nail. The control unit aligns a reference point of an imaging range of the imaging unit at the peak position and detects a position on the measurement plane of the nail edge based on the image data as the first edge position; and aligns the reference point at the first edge position and detects a position on the measurement plane of the nail edge based on the image data as the second edge position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20170193651
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a mounting portion on which an object having a nail is mounted, an image acquiring unit that acquires image data of an image of the nail captured from one direction by using an imaging unit which is located at an imaging position being separated from an apical position in a width direction of the nail along the one direction by an imaging length, and a processor which acquires a first position corresponding to a first end position of the nail in the image, the first end position being one end position in a width direction of the nail, acquires a nail height which is a height of the apical position from the first end position on the basis of the image data, and estimates a length from the first end position to the other end position in the width direction of the nail as a first nail width on the basis of the first position, the nail height and the imaging length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170181521
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object insertion portion into which an object is inserted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail, a plurality of pressing units which apply pressing forces to the object inserted in the object insertion portion to hold the object in the object insertion portion and a processor which controls the pressing forces applied by the plurality of pressing units respectively to adjust an inclination in a width direction of the nail of the object inserted in the object insertion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 9545093
    Abstract: An animal trap for capturing a small-weight animal. The animal trap includes a capturing enclosure 12 provided with a first entrance 11, a swing plate 13, provided in an approach 15 of an animal entered from the first entrance 11, for plugging up the first entrance 11 by swinging forward, and a locking mechanism 14 for temporarily locking the swing plate 13 so that the swing plate 13 swung to plug up the first entrance 11 does not swing back. The temporary locking mechanism 14 includes a first lock part 21A and a second lock part 21B that are disposed in a front end part of the swing plate 13. The lock parts are constructed to have mutually different heights at which the swing plate 13 is temporarily locked. When an animal enters, the swing plate 13 swings to plug up the first entrance 11, and it is temporarily locked. The swing plate 13 can be swung by a small weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9538825
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus, including a placement section including a placement surface on which a printing target object having a printing target surface that curved along one direction is placed, a drawing head in which at least one drawing tool having a tip portion at one end thereof is loaded and performs drawing by making the tip portion contact with a drawing position of the printing target surface, the tip portion having a shape including a first axis as a central axis; and a control unit which tilts the first axis of the tip portion to one of a first tilt direction and a second tilt direction selectively according to the drawing position of the printing target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki