Patents by Inventor Susumu Yamamoto

Susumu Yamamoto 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: 20190318740
    Abstract: A dialog processing server is configured by including a relay unit which communicates with each of a first information processing terminal and a second information processing terminal, each serving as a portable or vehicle-mounted terminal and including an input/output interface unit with an artificial intelligence provided outside, and a determination unit which determines whether or not a predetermined dialog condition is established, in which between the artificial intelligence with which the first terminal communicates and the artificial intelligence with which the second terminal communicates, dialog contents respectively generated by the artificial intelligences can be transmitted and received when the dialog condition is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Chikashi Takiguchi, Manabu Ichikawa, Takao Yamamoto, Satoshi Honma, Tatsuya Ryuzaki, Susumu Saito, Atsushi Ito
  • Patent number: 10444501
    Abstract: The image display device further includes a scanning unit that uses light from the light source to scan the movable screen and the fixed screen, and an optical system that uses light from the movable screen and the fixed screen to generate a virtual image, a drive unit that moves the movable screen, a structure body that supports the fixed screen at a fixed position such that the fixed screen is closer to the optical system than the movable screen is, and a magnetic cover that covers a movable part of the drive unit. The structure body covers an area around an opening of the magnetic cover to shield the movable part of the drive unit from stray light travelling backward via the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Furuya, Akira Kurozuka, Yuta Yamamoto, Susumu Uragami
  • Patent number: 10432899
    Abstract: Provided is an image display device capable of effectively enhancing image quality of a display image with a simple configuration. The image display device includes a light source, a screen configured to be two-dimensionally scanned with laser light to draw an image on the screen, a scanning unit configured to scan the screen with the laser light, a mirror drive circuit configured to drive the scanning unit, and an optical system configured to generate a virtual image of the image drawn on the screen. On the screen, a plurality of lens regions are arranged so as to individually line up in two directions different from each other. Rows of the lens regions in one of the two directions are inclined relatively at a predetermined inclination angle with respect to main scan directions of the laser light to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Furuya, Akira Kurozuka, Yuta Yamamoto, Susumu Uragami
  • Patent number: 10409063
    Abstract: An image display device includes a light source, a screen, a scanning unit, an optical system, a drive unit, a support base, and a fixed base. The screen is irradiated with light from the light source, and an image is thus formed on the screen. The scanning unit scans the light from the light source along multiple scanning lines on the screen. The optical system forms a virtual image using the light from the screen. The drive unit moves the screen in an optical axis direction. The support base supports the drive unit. The fixed base supports the support base via a damper. The support base is supported by the fixed base such that the support base has support rigidity higher in a first direction in which a visual distance of a display image is changed in association with the movement of the screen than in directions other than the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Uragami, Hiroyuki Furuya, Akira Kurozuka, Yuta Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10405128
    Abstract: To resolve a problem that a listener feels that sense of localization and sense of connecting with the other channels are lost in case that the listener listens to an audio that is output from a ceiling reflection type speaker in an audio processing device that outputs an analog audio signal to speakers including the ceiling reflection type speaker that makes the audio reflect at a ceiling. A DSP 5 performs low-pass filter processing that extracts low frequency component from a digital audio signal, high-pass filter processing that extracts high frequency component from the digital audio signal, delay processing that delays the low frequency component of the digital audio signal that is extracted by the low-pass filter processing, and composition processing that composes the low frequency component of the digital audio signal that is delayed by the delay processing and the high frequency component of the digital audio signal that is extracted by the high-pass filter processing as audio signal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Onkyo Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10394749
    Abstract: An on-vehicle system comprises a Clock Extension Peripheral Interface (CXPI) bus and a device coupled to the CXPI bus. The device comprises a transceiver configured to: detect a baud rate clock signal and a phase difference between the baud rate clock signal and an input data signal that was generated asynchronously from the baud rate clock signal; obtain a timing from an edge of the baud rate clock signal based the phase difference; capture a value of the input data signal at the timing; and transmit the captured value as an output data signal over the CXPI bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Suzuki, Masami Nakashima, Masuo Inui, Koji Okada, Takeo Zaitsu, Takashi Shimizu, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Tomita, Susumu Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20190228705
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a light source emitting laser light; a screen on which an image is drawn by being two-dimensionally scanned by the laser light; a scanner causing the laser light to scan the screen; a light detector detecting a light amount of the laser light emitted from the light source; and a controller controlling the light source by changing a current value to drive the light source in response to a target light amount. The controller obtains a detection signal when driving the light source at a plurality of current setting values from the light detector, and corrects the current value with respect to the target light amount according to an arithmetic operation configured to suppress a difference between an output characteristic of the light source guessed by the obtained detection signal and a reference output characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki FURUYA, Susumu URAGAMI, Yuta YAMAMOTO, Akira KUROZUKA, Mitsutaka YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10355441
    Abstract: A laser module includes: a photonic crystal surface-emitting laser element; a collimating lens array for producing a parallel optical beam; a condenser lens for condensing the optical beam; and an optical fiber which receives the optical beam on one end and transmits the optical beam to the outside. In the collimating lens array, an aperture portion corresponding to a collimating lens allows passage of the optical beam with an energy of not less than 94.0% and not more than 99.5% with respect to 100% of the energy of the optical beam incident on the collimating lens array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION, KYOTO UNIVERSITY, HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS KK., ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamamoto, Kazuki Kuba, Masato Kawasaki, Yoko Inoue, Tetsuo Kojima, Junichi Nishimae, Susumu Noda
  • Publication number: 20190193054
    Abstract: For a denitration catalyst used for a denitration treatment of a combustion exhaust gas, for example, from a coal-fired boiler or the like, such a denitration catalyst is provided that has a sufficient mechanical strength capable of retaining the catalyst shape, has a better catalyst performance than the ordinary denitration catalyst containing crystals of zirconium oxide, is low in production cost. In the denitration catalyst comprising, as a base material, a honeycomb structure consisting of an inorganic fiber sheet, titania, vanadium oxide and/or tungsten oxide, and a zirconium compound (except for crystalline zirconium dioxide) as a shape-retaining binder are supported on the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Susumu Hikazudani, Naoe Hino, Seigo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10303082
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus executes an image formation process through which a developer image is formed on an image carrier by developing an electrostatic latent image while rotating a developer carrier in a forward direction, a voltage controller controls development and regulating voltages after the image formation process such that a magnitude relationship between the development regulating voltages becomes inverted from that during the image formation process, and after finishing the image formation process, in a state where the magnitude relationship between the development and regulating voltages is inverted from that during the image formation, the drive controller rotates the developer carrier in the forward direction for a prescribed period, and afterwards rotates the developer carrier in a reverse direction for another prescribed period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitaka Ozeki, Takuya Goto, Kentaro Hasegawa, Susumu Yamamoto, Kazuoki Katayama, Tsukasa Hirayama, Hisashi Soga
  • Patent number: 10302938
    Abstract: A light source device includes a laser light source, a first adjustment mechanism, a second adjustment mechanism, and a mirror. The laser light source emits laser light. The first adjustment mechanism is configured such that the laser light from the laser light source is incident thereto, and performs an emission angle adjustment of the laser light and a focus adjustment of the laser light. The second adjustment mechanism is configured such that the laser light from the first adjustment mechanism is incident thereto, and performs a positional adjustment of the incident laser light. The mirror is configured such that the laser light from the second adjustment mechanism is incident thereto, and emits the incident laser light in a predetermined direction. An image display apparatus includes the above light source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Uragami, Hiroyuki Furuya, Takahisa Shiramizu, Akira Kurozuka, Yuta Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10246002
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle includes an irradiator that includes a light source mounted in the vehicle, and a shield that is provided to face an emission side of band-shaped light from the light source. The irradiator is configured to emit the band-shaped light from the light source at a predetermined irradiation angle to irradiate a road surface with the band-shaped light, and the irradiator is configured to change an irradiation direction of the band-shaped light toward the road surface. The shield is configured to shield a part of the band-shaped light such that the road surface is illuminated in a shape of a figure indicating prescribed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Mouri, Susumu Yamamoto, Satoshi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 10214134
    Abstract: An illumination device for a vehicle, includes: a detection unit that detects a person; an illumination unit that illuminates light in a direction toward a road surface, an illumination region of the light being alterable; and a control unit that, in a case in which a person is detected by the detection unit and there is a possibility of collision between the detected person and the vehicle, controls the illumination unit so as to illuminate light at a region in a range of view of the detected person that is separated from the person by a pre-specified distance, and so as to move the light in a direction of movement of the detected person while maintaining the separation at the pre-specified distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Mouri, Susumu Yamamoto, Takeshi Masuda, Misako Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10191447
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a development part, a temperature detection part that detects an apparatus inner temperature, and a control part that corrects a potential difference (?V) between the development voltage and the supply voltage based on a temperature difference (?T). The potential difference is an absolute value determined by follow: ?V=|(the development voltage)?(the supply voltage).| the temperature difference is determined by follow: ?T=(the apparatus inner temperature)?(a glass transition starting temperature). The glass transition starting temperature is determined in consideration of a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) curve of the toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10151438
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle includes a light source configured to perform light irradiation, a blade including a reflective surface configured to reflect light irradiated from the light source toward an area in front of the vehicle, the blade being configured to rotate around a rotation axis, a drive device configured to rotationally drive the blade around the rotation axis, a detector configured to detect a person in front of the vehicle, and a control device configured to, in a case where the person is detected by the detector, control the light source and the drive device such that the drive device rotationally drives the blade to a position where a region in a prescribed range is irradiated with light reflected from the reflective surface of the blade and the light source is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Mouri, Susumu Yamamoto, Satoshi Yamamura
  • Publication number: 20180264990
    Abstract: There is provided a headlamp device for a vehicle, including: a visible light source that irradiates visible light to provide a field of view at a vehicle front side; a detection light source that irradiates detection light that detects obstacles; a MEMS mirror changeable between a first angle and a second angle that is different from the first angle, the MEMS mirror at the first angle reflecting visible light, irradiated from the visible light source, toward the vehicle front side, and the MEMS mirror at the second angle reflecting detection light, irradiated from the detection light source, toward the vehicle front side; and a light receiving element that receives reflected light that has reached and been reflected by an obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko MOURI, Susumu YAMAMOTO, Satoshi YAMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180162264
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle includes an irradiator that includes a light source mounted in the vehicle, and a shield that is provided to face an emission side of band-shaped light from the light source. The irradiator is configured to emit the band-shaped light from the light source at a predetermined irradiation angle to irradiate a road surface with the band-shaped light, and the irradiator is configured to change an irradiation direction of the band-shaped light toward the road surface. The shield is configured to shield a part of the band-shaped light such that the road surface is illuminated in a shape of a figure indicating prescribed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko MOURI, Susumu YAMAMOTO, Satoshi YAMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180156410
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle includes a light source configured to perform light irradiation, a blade including a reflective surface configured to reflect light irradiated from the light source toward an area in front of the vehicle, the blade being configured to rotate around a rotation axis, a drive device configured to rotationally drive the blade around the rotation axis, a detector configured to detect a person in front of the vehicle, and a control device configured to, in a case where the person is detected by the detector, control the light source and the drive device such that the drive device rotationally drives the blade to a position where a region in a prescribed range is irradiated with light reflected from the reflective surface of the blade and the light source is turned on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko MOURI, Susumu YAMAMOTO, Satoshi YAMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180113397
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus executes an image formation process through which a developer image is formed on an image carrier by developing an electrostatic latent image while rotating a developer carrier in a forward direction, a voltage controller controls development and regulating voltages after the image formation process such that a magnitude relationship between the development regulating voltages becomes inverted from that during the image formation process, and after finishing the image formation process, in a state where the magnitude relationship between the development and regulating voltages is inverted from that during the image formation, the drive controller rotates the developer carrier in the forward direction for a prescribed period, and afterwards rotates the developer carrier in a reverse direction for another prescribed period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Fumitaka OZEKI, Takuya GOTO, Kentaro HASEGAWA, Susumu YAMAMOTO, Kazuoki KATAYAMA, Tsukasa HIRAYAMA, Hisashi SOGA
  • Publication number: 20180099604
    Abstract: An illumination device for a vehicle, includes: a detection unit that detects a person; an illumination unit that illuminates light in a direction toward a road surface, an illumination region of the light being alterable; and a control unit that, in a case in which a person is detected by the detection unit and there is a possibility of collision between the detected person and the vehicle, controls the illumination unit so as to illuminate light at a region in a range of view of the detected person that is separated from the person by a pre-specified distance, and so as to move the light in a direction of movement of the detected person while maintaining the separation at the pre-specified distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko MOURI, Susumu Yamamoto, Takeshi Masuda, Misako Nakazawa