Patents by Inventor Takafumi Suzuki

Takafumi Suzuki 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: 11507029
    Abstract: A device with buttons includes: a display unit that is configured to perform predetermined display; and a plurality of buttons that are positioned on a lower side of the display unit. An area of a button to be most frequently used is the largest among areas of the plurality of buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyasu Kojima, Takafumi Suzuki, Rei Morisawa
  • Patent number: 11492731
    Abstract: A method of producing a partially separated fiber bundle wherein, while a fiber bundle includes a plurality of single fibers travels along a lengthwise direction of the fiber bundle, a separator provided with a plurality of projected parts is penetrated into the fiber bundle to create a separation-processed part, and entangled parts, where the single fibers are interlaced, are formed at contact parts with the projected parts in at least one separation-processed part, thereafter the separator is removed from the fiber bundle, and after passing through an entanglement accumulation part including the entangled parts, the separator is penetrated again into the fiber bundle, characterized in that a separation processing time t1 during being penetrated with the separator and a time t2 from being removed with the separator to being penetrated again into the fiber bundle satisfy Equation (1): 0.03?t2/(t1+t2)?0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Motohashi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Miyoshi, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Tamotsu Suzuki, Chiasa Sato
  • Patent number: 11494167
    Abstract: Disclosed subject matter is related to project reusability including method and system for identifying reusable project components for building a new project. The method comprises extracting current requirement of the new project from one or more data sources, using NLP and detect pre-existing requirements associated with pre-existing projects, similar to the current requirement by performing semantic analysis of the current requirement and the pre-existing requirements using a predefined machine learning technique such as Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) technique. Further, a similarity score is determined for each of the one or more pre-existing requirements based on degree of similarity between the current requirement and the pre-existing requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Iida, Telang Geet Tapan, Satoshi Yashiro, Takafumi Suzuki, Masahiro Matsubara
  • Patent number: 11483497
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a generating unit configured to generate a plurality of pieces of RAW data for respective exposure times from RAW data obtained from a sensor that can perform shooting at an exposure time that is different for each pixel, and an encoding unit configured to encode the generated plurality of pieces of RAW data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takafumi Murata, Shigeki Mochizuki, Ryota Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220326644
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus according includes: a heater that includes a substrate, a heating element provided on the substrate, and an electrode provided on the substrate and electrically connected to the heating element; and a power supply member that includes a first member bonded or coupled to the electrode to supply power to the heating element and a second member bonded or coupled to an opposite surface of the first member to a surface, which is bonded or coupled to the electrode, of the first member, wherein the heater generates heat by power supplied via the power supply member, and an image formed on a recording material is heated by heat of the heater; and a liner expansion coefficient of the first member is different from a liner expansion coefficient of the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Kazushi Nishikata
  • Patent number: 11409252
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle control device and a vehicle control simulation device that enable, even for parallel processing with a plurality of arithmetic devices, approximation in act between at verification of simulation operation on a model base and at verification of operation on an actual vehicle. Provided are: control model information for control of a system; hardware information for operation of a control model; arithmetic-device allocation information as to which arithmetic device in hardware is allocated to perform arithmetic processing to a control program in the control model; delay time information regarding a case where the control model operates on the hardware; and a delay-time adding unit configured to create delay-inclusive control model information in which the delay time information is inserted in the control model, based on at least either the arithmetic-device allocation information or the hardware information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fukuda, Toru Irie, Takafumi Suzuki, Takahiro Iida
  • Publication number: 20220238119
    Abstract: A neural network input unit 81 inputs a neural network in which a first network having a layer for inputting an anchor signal belonging to a predetermined class and a mixed signal including a target signal belonging to the class and a layer for outputting, as an estimation result, a reconstruction mask indicating a time-frequency domain in which the target signal is present in the mixed signal, and a second network having a layer for inputting the target signal extracted by applying the mixed signal to the reconstruction mask and a layer for outputting a result obtained by classifying the input target signal into a predetermined class are combined. A reconstruction mask estimation unit 82 applies the anchor signal and mixed signal to the first network to estimate the reconstruction mask of the class to which the anchor signal belongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi KOSHINAKA, Hitoshi YAMAMOTO, Kaoru KOIDA, Takayuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11397395
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus according includes: a heater that includes a substrate, a heating element provided on the substrate, and an electrode provided on the substrate and electrically connected to the heating element; and a power supply member that includes a first member bonded or coupled to the electrode to supply power to the heating element and a second member bonded or coupled to an opposite surface of the first member to a surface, which is bonded or coupled to the electrode, of the first member, wherein the heater generates heat by power supplied via the power supply member, and an image formed on a recording material is heated by heat of the heater; and a liner expansion coefficient of the first member is different from a liner expansion coefficient of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Kazushi Nishikata
  • Patent number: 11310144
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire information regarding multiple transient states of a network including multiple nodes when the network undergoes clustering in which the multiple nodes are classified into multiple clusters. The multiple transient states each represent a transient state of the network on a way to a final result of the clustering. The processor is also configured to determine a common node by using the information regarding the acquired multiple transient states. The common node is used in the clustering in the multiple transient states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Takafumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20220107938
    Abstract: An information outputting device includes: a processor configured to: in modifying a knowledge base that has accumulated various types of knowledge information when knowledge information required for a specific process requested by a user does not correspond to the knowledge accumulated in the knowledge base, acquire difference information that represents a difference between (i) a result of executing the specific process using the pre-modified knowledge base and (ii) a result of executing the specific process using a modified knowledge base; and output the acquired difference information to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Takafumi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220060206
    Abstract: A bicycle component system includes an electric assist unit, an electric shift device, an operation device and a battery. The electric assist unit is configured to assist in rotation of a crank. The electric shift device is configured to move a bicycle chain between sprockets. The operation device is configured to perform wireless communication with the electric shift device. The operation device includes an inner cavity and a communication device located in the inner cavity. The battery is configured to supply power to a bicycle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Takaya MASUDA, Takafumi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220043536
    Abstract: A noise immunity of a detected capacitance is prevented or inhibited from lowering on a driving electrode different in width from the other driving electrodes, provided in an input device. A touch panel serving as an input device has a plurality of driving electrodes extending in an X-axis direction and arranged in a Y-axis direction intersecting with the X-axis direction, and a driving electrode arranged outside one side of an arrangement of the driving electrodes and extending in the X-axis direction. Further, the touch panel TP1 has a plurality of detecting electrodes extending in the Y-axis direction and arranged in the X-axis direction. The width of the driving electrode is smaller than the widths of the driving electrodes and the detecting electrode includes an expanding portion for expanding the area of the detecting electrode on the side opposite to the plurality of driving electrodes via the driving electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuyuki TERANISHI, Takafumi SUZUKI, Kohei AZUMI
  • Publication number: 20220017319
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance apparatus includes a conveyance unit configured to convey a sheet, a guide member disposed to define a conveyance path, a light-emitting element, a light-receiving element configured to output a detection signal that changes in accordance with an amount of received light, a first light-passing portion disposed to define an optical path from the light-emitting element to the conveyance path, and a second light-passing portion disposed to define an optical path from the conveyance path to the light-receiving element. The light-receiving element is configured such that the detection signal changes in accordance with whether or not a sheet is present in the conveyance path. Reflectance of each of the first light-passing portion and the second light-passing portion to the light emitted from the light-emitting element is higher than reflectance of the guide member to the light emitted from the light-emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Emi Machii, Takafumi Suzuki, Seiji Obata, Koichi Sekimizu
  • Patent number: 11198574
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a first guide unit is provided with a first opening portion through which light in an optical path connecting a first optical element unit and a second optical element unit passes, a second guide unit is provided with a second opening portion through which light in the optical path connecting the first optical element unit and the second optical element unit passes, the first guide unit is provided with a duct for sending air to the first optical element unit, and the air coming out from the first opening portion hits the second optical element unit via the second opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Yasuhiko Okuma, Yusuke Jota
  • Patent number: 11196450
    Abstract: A bicycle component device includes a bicycle component and a battery. The bicycle component includes an electric assist unit, an electric shift device and an operation device. The electric assist unit is configured to assist in rotation of a crank. The electric shift device is configured to move a bicycle chain between sprockets. The operation device is configured to perform wireless communication with the electric shift device. The battery is configured to supply power to the bicycle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takaya Masuda, Takafumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210373472
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus according includes: a heater that includes a substrate, a heating element provided on the substrate, and an electrode provided on the substrate and electrically connected to the heating element; and a power supply member that includes a first member bonded or coupled to the electrode to supply power to the heating element and a second member bonded or coupled to an opposite surface of the first member to a surface, which is bonded or coupled to the electrode, of the first member, wherein the heater generates heat by power supplied via the power supply member, and an image formed on a recording material is heated by heat of the heater; and a liner expansion coefficient of the first member is different from a liner expansion coefficient of the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Kazushi Nishikata
  • Patent number: 11182034
    Abstract: A noise immunity of a detected capacitance is prevented or inhibited from lowering on a driving electrode different in width from the other driving electrodes, provided in an input device. A touch panel serving as an input device has a plurality of driving electrodes extending in an X-axis direction and arranged in a Y-axis direction intersecting with the X-axis direction, and a driving electrode arranged outside one side of an arrangement of the driving electrodes and extending in the X-axis direction. Further, the touch panel TP1 has a plurality of detecting electrodes extending in the Y-axis direction and arranged in the X-axis direction. The width of the driving electrode is smaller than the widths of the driving electrodes and the detecting electrode includes an expanding portion for expanding the area of the detecting electrode on the side opposite to the plurality of driving electrodes via the driving electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Teranishi, Takafumi Suzuki, Kohei Azumi
  • Patent number: 11163411
    Abstract: A force detection apparatus is provided and includes a first electrode facing an input surface to which an object to be detected applies force, and configured to be supplied with a reference potential; a second electrode and a third electrode facing the first electrode; a first conductor arranged between the first electrode, and the second and third electrodes, and configured to be supplied with a drive signal; a first dielectric layer arranged between the first electrode and the first conductor; and a second dielectric layer arranged between the first conductor, and the second and third electrodes, wherein the second electrode is configured to be supplied with the reference potential, and wherein a signal that is same as the drive signal is supplied in synchronization with the drive signal to the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Shota Hosaka, Yosuke Nakamori
  • Patent number: 11161419
    Abstract: A human-powered vehicle control device includes an electronic controller and a first operating portion. The first operating portion operates a human-powered vehicle device. The electronic controller controls a supply of electric power from a battery to the human-powered vehicle device in a first mode. The electronic controller controls the electric power supplied from the battery to the human-powered vehicle device in a second mode to be less than the electric power supplied in the first mode. The electronic controller switches the first mode to the second mode upon determining the first operating portion has been operated by a first action while in the first mode. The electronic controller does not switch from the second mode to the first mode upon determining the first operating portion has been operated by the first action while in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Usui, Takafumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210326753
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to extract a reference example from first data and a negative example from second data, and perform a training process for training, using the reference example, a positive example corresponding to the reference example, the negative example, and strength of a relationship between the first data and the second data, a generator that generates a feature representation of input information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP
    Inventors: Hayahide YAMAGISHI, Seiya INAGI, Takafumi SUZUKI