Patents by Inventor Taichi Kobayashi

Taichi Kobayashi 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: 20210005218
    Abstract: A nonverbal information generation apparatus includes a display unit that partitions text into predetermined units, displays the text partitioned into the predetermined units, and makes nonverbal information that represents information about behavior of a verbal output agent or nonverbal information that represents information about behavior of a receiver of verbal information of the verbal output agent that corresponds to the text when the verbal output agent outputs the verbal information visible in association with the predetermined units of the text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo ISHII, Ryuichiro HIGASHINAKA, Taichi KATAYAMA, Junji TOMITA, Nozomi KOBAYASHI, Kyosuke NISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200401794
    Abstract: A nonverbal information generation apparatus includes a nonverbal information generation unit that generates time-information-stamped nonverbal information that corresponds to time-information-stamped text feature quantities on the basis of the time-information-stamped text feature quantities and a learned nonverbal information generation model. The time-information-stamped text feature quantities are configured to include feature quantities that have been extracted from text and time information representing times assigned to predetermined units of the text. The nonverbal information is information for controlling an expression unit that expresses behavior that corresponds to the text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo ISHII, Ryuichiro HIGASHINAKA, Taichi KATAYAMA, Junji TOMITA, Nozomi KOBAYASHI, Kyosuke NISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20200372915
    Abstract: A nonverbal information generation apparatus includes a nonverbal information generation unit that generates time-information-stamped nonverbal information that corresponds to time-information-stamped text feature quantities and an expression unit that expresses the nonverbal information on the basis of the time-information-stamped text feature quantities and a learned nonverbal information generation model. The time-information-stamped text feature quantities are configured to include feature quantities that have been extracted from text and time information representing times assigned to predetermined units of the text. The nonverbal information is information for controlling the expression unit so as to express behavior corresponding to the text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo ISHII, Ryuichiro HIGASHINAKA, Taichi KATAYAMA, Junji TOMITA, Nozomi KOBAYASHI, Kyosuke NISHIDA
  • Patent number: 10833673
    Abstract: An operation adjustment method of an SOI device comprises steps of: (a) obtaining a drain current-substrate bias voltage characteristic of an NMOS transistor for a source-gate voltage of 0V; (b) obtaining a lowest substrate bias voltage which turns on the NMOS transistor from the drain current-substrate bias voltage characteristic; (c) determining an upper limit of a substrate bias voltage of a PMOS transistor as a voltage obtained by subtracting a built-in potential of a pn junction from the lowest substrate bias voltage; and (d) determining the substrate bias voltage of the PMOS transistor as a positive voltage lower than the upper limit. Reduction in the power consumption and maintenance of the radiation tolerance are both achieved for the SOI device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY
    Inventors: Daisuke Matsuura, Takanori Narita, Masahiro Kato, Daisuke Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Hirose, Osamu Kawasaki, Yuya Kakehashi, Taichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20200007124
    Abstract: An operation adjustment method of an SOI device comprises steps of: (a) obtaining a drain current-substrate bias voltage characteristic of an NMOS transistor for a source-gate voltage of 0V; (b) obtaining a lowest substrate bias voltage which turns on the NMOS transistor from the drain current-substrate bias voltage characteristic; (c) determining an upper limit of a substrate bias voltage of a PMOS transistor as a voltage obtained by subtracting a built-in potential of a pn junction from the lowest substrate bias voltage; and (d) determining the substrate bias voltage of the PMOS transistor as a positive voltage lower than the upper limit. Reduction in the power consumption and maintenance of the radiation tolerance are both achieved for the SOI device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke MATSUURA, Takanori NARITA, Masahiro KATO, Daisuke KOBAYASHI, Kazuyuki HIROSE, Osamu KAWASAKI, Yuya KAKEHASHI, Taichi ITO
  • Patent number: 10502344
    Abstract: A hose includes an inner tube rubber layer, a woven material underlayer having a woven base material made of polyamide (PA) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and a reinforcing material layer, which are sequentially laminated on the inner rube rubber layer in this order. Following relationship formula (1) is to be satisfied, A·t+B·C<D??(1) wherein “A” represents SO42? concentration in the inner tube rubber layer (unit: mol/mm3), “t” represents thickness of the inner tube rubber layer (unit: mm), “B” represents SO42? concentration per 1 g of the woven base material (unit: mol/g), “C” represents mass of the woven base material per unit area of the woven material underlayer (unit: g/mm2), and “D” represents a constant of 2.5×10?9 (unit: mol/mm2). 100 pbm of a rubber component contains at least 60 pbm of acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and t?0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Suzuki, Teppei Shibata, Youhei Tsunenishi, Taichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190337043
    Abstract: A fin according to the present disclosure is a corrugated fin formed of a metal plate by bending into a corrugated shape, and the corrugated fin includes peak portions extending in a first direction, valley portions extending in the first direction, and inclined portions connecting the peak portions and the valley portions adjacent to each other. The peak portions and the valley portions are alternately arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and a thickness of the metal plate at each apex of the peak portions and the valley portions is larger than a thickness of the inclined portions of the metal plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kenichi KACHI, Hisashi KOBAYASHI, Sachi ONAGA, Kazuhiro MITSUKAWA, Yoshinori SAKIMOTO, Taichi ASANO, Kazutaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10358008
    Abstract: A suspension coil spring includes a lower end turn portion, an upper end turn portion, and a helical effective portion formed between the end turn portions. The lower end turn portion includes a first portion which contacts a lower spring seat irrespective of a load, and a second portion which contacts the lower spring seat or is separated from the same according to the load. The wire diameter of the second portion is greater than that of the first portion and an average wire diameter of the effective portion. The upper end turn portion includes a third portion which contacts an upper spring seat, and a fourth portion. The wire diameter of the fourth portion is greater that of the third portion and the average wire diameter of the effective portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamotoya, Hideto Enomoto, Ken Takahashi, Toshiaki Sato, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama, Yoshio Kobayashi, Taichi Inage, Tomotake Kato, Akihiko Nishikawa, Masahiro Umezawa, Michihiko Ayada, Suguru Kajigaya
  • Publication number: 20190220750
    Abstract: An action-value function initializing unit inputs search information including a history of a solution, a constraint equation, and an initial state of a selectable domain of a decision variable, sets a decision variable selected in each step and a value of the decision variable as a policy, and initializes an action-value function including the policy, a selectable domain of a decision variable before policy decision, and a selectable domain of a decision variable after the policy decision as parameters. A search unit receives information of the action-value function initialized by the action-value function initializing unit, obtains a value of a corresponding action-value function from the policy, the domain of the decision variable before the policy decision, and a domain of the action-value function after the policy decision, searches for a policy in which the action-value function is largest, and searches for an optimum solution for the problem information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke FUJIWARA, Yoshiyasu TAKAHASHI, Yuichi KOBAYASHI, Tomoichi EBATA, Taichi ISHITOBI, Yasuharu NAMBA
  • Publication number: 20190003618
    Abstract: A hose includes an inner tube rubber layer, a woven material underlayer having a woven base material made of polyamide (PA) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and a reinforcing material layer, which are sequentially laminated on the inner rube rubber layer in this order. Following relationship formula (1) is to be satisfied, A·t+B·C<D ??(1) wherein “A” represents SO42? concentration in the inner tube rubber layer (unit: mol/mm3), “t” represents thickness of the inner tube rubber layer (unit: mm), “B” represents SO242? concentration per 1 g of the woven base material (unit: mol/g), “C” represents mass of the woven base material per unit area of the woven material underlayer (unit: g/mm2), and “D” represents a constant of 2.5×10?9 (unit: mol/mm2). 100 pbm of a rubber component contains at least 60 pbm of acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and t?0.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji SUZUKI, Teppei SHIBATA, Youhei TSUNENISHI, Taichi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8715090
    Abstract: An information processing device configured to control a game in which a plurality of teams competes in a game field including a plurality of unit areas for occupation of the unit area, the information processing device includes: an occupant team determination unit configured to determine a team to occupy the unit area; a point providing unit configured to provide a point set to the unit area to a team to occupy the unit area; a storage unit configured to store an acquired point of each of the teams; a comparison unit configured to compare the acquired points of the teams; and a special area setting unit configured to set a special area that provides a special point in the unit area at a position where a team having a few acquired points more easily occupies the special area than a team having many acquired points from among the plurality of unit areas in accordance with the compared acquired points of the teams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo Takagi, Shigeki Yoshida, Kazumi Miyasaka, Taichi Kobayashi, Taro Kanno
  • Publication number: 20140094317
    Abstract: An information processing device configured to control a game in which a plurality of teams competes in a game field including a plurality of unit areas for occupation of the unit area, the information processing device includes: an occupant team determination unit configured to determine a team to occupy the unit area; a point providing unit configured to provide a point set to the unit area to a team to occupy the unit area; a storage unit configured to store an acquired point of each of the teams; a comparison unit configured to compare the acquired points of the teams; and a special area setting unit configured to set a special area that provides a special point in the unit area at a position where a team having a few acquired points more easily occupies the special area than a team having many acquired points from among the plurality of unit areas in accordance with the compared acquired points of the teams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo TAKAGI, Shigeki YOSHIDA, Kazumi MIYASAKA, Taichi KOBAYASHI, Taro KANNO
  • Patent number: 8067084
    Abstract: An electromagnetic-wave shielding and light transmitting plate 1 comprising an antireflection film 3, an electromagnetic-wave shielding film 10, a transparent substrate 2, and a near-infrared ray blocking film 5, wherein they are laminated and united by using intermediate adhesive layers 4A, 4B and a pressure-sensitive adhesive 4C, and the peripheries thereof are covered by a conductive sticky tape 7. The electromagnetic-wave shielding film 10 has a conductive foil 11 formed by pattern etching on a substrate film 13, is processed to have antireflection function by forming a light absorbing layer 12 on the conductive foil 11, and is subjected to a matting process to form small irregularities by roughening the surface of the light absorbing layer 12. A display panel is manufactured by bonding this electromagnetic-wave shielding film 10 to the front surface of a plasma display panel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Yoshikawa, Tetsuo Kitano, Taichi Kobayashi, Hidefumi Kotsubo
  • Patent number: 8059330
    Abstract: In the particles for display media used for an information display panel, in which at least one group of display media are sealed between two opposed substrates, at least one of two substrates being transparent, and, in which the display media, to which an electrostatic field is applied, are made to move so as to display information such as an image, a material having electric properties of a semiconductor is provided on a surface of the particles. According to the invention, since use is made of the particle whose surface has electric properties of a semiconductor, it is possible to maintain stably a surface charge of the particle for display media. As a result, it is possible to obtain an information display panel having a stable information display state such as an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Takagi, Osamu Shiino, Taichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7952795
    Abstract: There is provided an information display panel capable of maintaining a uniform gap between substrates and preventing migration. An undivided member for ensuring the gap is arranged as a pattern in a region where wiring electrodes are arranged, of a region between an information display region of the information display panel and a sealant forming portion provided in an outer edge portion of the information display panel and a plurality of divided members for ensuring a gap are arranged as a pattern in a region where the undivided member for ensuring a gap is not arranged, of the region between the information display region of the information display panel and the sealant forming portion provided in the outer edge portion of the information display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Shoji, Shinichi Kita, Taichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7878286
    Abstract: A tunnel-expansion portion is provided at a front portion of a tunnel portion. The tunnel-expansion portion projects upward greatly and widely so as to provide components of an exhaust system that extend rearward from an exhaust manifold therein (outside a vehicle compartment). Accordingly, there can be provided a front structure of a vehicle, in which an engine is laterally disposed in an engine room at a front portion of the vehicle, an intake pipe is disposed in front of the engine, and an exhaust pipe is disposed in back of the engine, which can improve an exhaust efficiency and a vehicle safety against a vehicle crash, without providing an improperly-large longitudinal space between the engine and the dash panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Kobayashi, Yukiichirou Shimada, Shirou Nakatani, Nobuyuki Ikemoto, Akifumi Ohno
  • Patent number: 7835064
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing an information display panel, in which at least one group of display media having light reflectance and charge characteristics, constituted by at least one group of particles, are sealed in a cell formed by partition walls between opposed two substrates, at least one substrate being transparent, and, in which the display media, to which an electrostatic field is applied, are made to move so as to display information such as an image, a display media filling process for filling the display media in the cell includes: a display media charging and supporting process for supporting charged display media; a display media aligning process for aligning the supported display media corresponding to an electrostatic latent image; and a display media transferring and filling process for transferring and filling the aligned display media in the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Masuda, Taichi Kobayashi, Hirotaka Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20100265567
    Abstract: There is provided an information display panel capable of maintaining a uniform gap between substrates and preventing migration. An undivided member for ensuring a gap is arranged as a pattern in a region where wiring electrodes are arranged, of a region between an information display region of the information display panel and a sealant forming portion provided in an outer edge portion of the information display panel and a plurality of divided members for ensuring a gap are arranged as a pattern in a region where the undivided member for ensuring a gap is not arranged, of the region between the information display region of the information display panel and the sealant forming portion provided in the outer edge portion of the information display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Shoji, Shinichi Kita, Taichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7717764
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an image display panel, having one or more cells formed in an isolated manner from one another by partition walls and accommodating image display media and a plurality of image display elements, in which the image display media are sealed between opposed two substrates, at least one of the two substrates being transparent, and, in which the image display media, to which an electrostatic field is applied, are made to move so as to display an image, characterized in that the improvement comprises the steps of: (1) manufacturing a substrate with the partition walls on one substrate; applying an adhesive mixture obtained by mixing a photo-curing resin and a heat-hardening resin on the partition walls; and then connecting the other substrate to the partition walls through the adhesive mixture, the steps of: (2) manufacturing a substrate with the partition walls by forming the partition walls on one substrate; performing a washing by a dry treatment with respect to the thus manufactured su
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Hiraoka, Takanori Shoji
  • Patent number: 7679815
    Abstract: In the information display panel, in which one or more groups of display media are sealed between opposed two substrates, at least one substrate being transparent, and, in which the display media, to which an electrostatic field generated between the substrates is applied, are made to move so as to display information such as an image, at least one substrate of the two substrates (both substrates in the figure) is a laminated substrate in which a first substrate, a low elastic layer and a second substrate are successively laminated from an outer surface, so that a stress concentration at a rib adhesion portion and so on of a partition wall can be reduced, If the laminated substrate with a laminated construction including a buffer layer for reducing stress concentration, it is possible to provide the information display panel, which can improve a mechanical strength with respect to an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Taichi Kobayashi, Ryo Sakurai, Takanori Shoji