Patents by Inventor Takahiro Kobayashi

Takahiro 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: 20230021709
    Abstract: A management system is configured to manage a power feed mat that wirelessly feeds power to a movable body. The power feed mat is configured to communicate while it is placed at a prescribed location. This management system includes a monitoring apparatus that monitors communication by the power feed mat and a processing apparatus that performs prescribed processing when the monitoring apparatus senses loss of the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Toshiya HASHIMOTO, Katsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro HIRANO, Midori SUGIYAMA, Ryunosuke YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 11561501
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a metal frame of an image forming apparatus includes assembling a first support, a second support, and a connecting member using a first jig having a base portion, whereafter there is a positioning of a position where the first support, the second support, and the connecting portion are fixed using a second jig having an insertion portion. In the first support, the insertion portion is inserted into a hole portion formed in a second metal plate so that the second metal plate moves upward in the vertical direction with respect to a first metal plate, and a restricting portion formed on one of the first and second metal plates abutted to the other metal plate in the assembly are separated from each other. The first support and the connecting member are fixed to each other, and the second support and the connecting member are fixed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Kobayashi, Ryo Yokoi
  • Publication number: 20230020497
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus accepts an inquiry about rental of a power feed mat that can supply electric power to a movable body. The power feed mat includes a substrate including a power transmission coil and a functional body that performs at least one function of a plurality of functions. The inquiry includes an instruction to designate the at least one function of the plurality of functions. In the information processing apparatus, association information in which function information is associated with identification information of each of a plurality of power feed mats is stored. The function information indicates which of the plurality of functions the power feed mat performs. The information processing apparatus specifies at least one power feed mat among the plurality of power feed mats based on the accepted inquiry and the association information and provides information based on a result of specifying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Toshiya HASHIMOTO, Katsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro HIRANO, Midori SUGIYAMA, Ryunosuke YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 11554582
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus, having a liquid discharging head, a relatively-movable device, and a controller, is provided. The controller controls the liquid discharging head and the relatively-movable device to record a plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, arranged at different positions in an arrayed direction, and a different pattern, arranged side by side with the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns along a direction orthogonal to an arrayed direction on a same liquid-discharge objective medium. The controller controls the relatively-movable device, after recording at least one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, and before recording a next one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns next to the at least one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, to perform a relative moving action by a moving amount different from a predetermined relative moving amount for recording the different pattern at least once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isao Kobayashi, Takahiro Miyao
  • Publication number: 20230011985
    Abstract: A power feed system includes a computer that evaluates benefit obtained when a power feed mat is placed, for each of a plurality of locations within a subject region where the power feed mat can be placed, the power feed mat being configured to wirelessly feed power to a movable body. In a power feed method using such a computer, a display shows a result of evaluation of the benefit for each location within the subject region evaluated by the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Toshiya HASHIMOTO, Katsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro HIRANO, Midori SUGIYAMA, Ryunosuke YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20230011103
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus accepts an inquiry about rental of a power feed mat that can supply electric power to a movable body. In the information processing apparatus, association information in which category information is associated with identification information of each of a plurality of power feed mats is stored. The category information indicates to which of a plurality of categories set for characteristics at least one characteristic of the power feed mat belongs. The information processing apparatus specifies at least one power feed mat among the plurality of power feed mats based on the accepted inquiry and the association information. The information processing apparatus provides information based on a result of specifying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Toshiya HASHIMOTO, Katsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro HIRANO, Midori SUGIYAMA, Ryunosuke YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20230006480
    Abstract: A power feed system includes a power feed mat and a computer. The power feed mat includes a plurality of power transmission coils. The power feed mat is configured to feed power to at least one movable body on the power feed mat by using at least one of the plurality of power transmission coils. The computer is configured to determine whether or not to permit power feed to a movable body that requests power feed. In the power feed system, when the computer determines not to permit power feed, the power feed mat does not feed power to the movable body that requests power feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Toshiya HASHIMOTO, Katsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro HIRANO, Midori SUGIYAMA, Ryunosuke YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20230001711
    Abstract: A printer includes a platen, a first head, a second head, and an illumination device. In a normal print mode, the first head, the second head, and the illumination device are moved relatively with respect to the platen in a main scanning direction, in a state in which a distance between the platen and a predetermined position of the illumination device in the height direction is a first distance, and the ink is ejected onto an object to be printed placed on the platen and the light is irradiated onto the ejected ink. In a gloss print mode, the first head, the second head, and the illumination device are moved relatively with respect to the platen in the main scanning direction, in a state in which the distance between the platen and the predetermined position in the height direction is a second distance larger than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Kengo TAKEDA, Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Takahiro NISHIMOTO, Kosuke NUKUI, Kenta HASEBE
  • Publication number: 20230001712
    Abstract: A printer includes a platen, a first head, a second head, a first lamp, and a second lamp. The first head, the second head, the first lamp, and the second lamp are moved relatively with respect to the platen in a main scanning direction, and the platen is moved from the second head toward the first head relatively with respect to the first head, the second head, the first lamp, and the second lamp, repeatedly. The second head ejects the second ink onto the object to be printed placed on the platen while the first head, the second head, the first lamp, and the second lamp are moving in the main scanning direction. The first lamp irradiates light onto the second ink on the object to be printed while the first head, the second head, the first lamp, and the second lamp are moving in the main scanning direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Akihiro KOBAYASHI, Takahiro NISHIMOTO, Kosuke NUKUI, Kenta HASEBE, Kengo TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20230001804
    Abstract: A power feed mat includes a substrate including a power transmission coil capable of transmitting electric power to a power reception coil mounted on a vehicle and a cover sheet that covers the power transmission coil and at least one functional layer that can be provided at at least one of a position above the substrate and a position below the substrate and performs a prescribed function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Toshiya HASHIMOTO, Katsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro HIRANO, Midori SUGIYAMA, Ryunosuke YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20230006481
    Abstract: A power feed system includes a power feed mat. The power feed mat includes a plurality of power transmission coils. The power feed mat is configured to feed power to at least one movable body on the power feed mat by using at least one of the plurality of power transmission coils. The power feed system further includes a computer. When the computer restricts power feed to at least one movable body among a plurality of movable bodies on the power feed mat, the computer selects the at least one movable body power feed to which is to be restricted, based on a priority of each of the plurality of movable bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Daiki YOKOYAMA, Toshiya HASHIMOTO, Katsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro HIRANO, Midori SUGIYAMA, Ryunosuke YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 11536637
    Abstract: Provided is an abrasion test apparatus for measuring an abrasion state of a workpiece, including: a workpiece holding mechanism holding the workpiece; a contact tool repeatedly making contact and non-contact with the workpiece; a rotating mechanism holding the contact tool to be freely rotatable; and a heating mechanism intermittently heating an end portion of the contact tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kobayashi, Shuho Koseki, Tadashi Furuya, Katsuhiro Obata, Fumiaki Honda, Takahiro Makiyama
  • Publication number: 20220395165
    Abstract: The endoscope includes an insertion portion, a hand-operating unit, a first treatment-instrument conduit, and a second treatment-instrument conduit. One end of the insertion portion is coupled to the hand-operating unit. The first treatment-instrument conduit passes through insides of the insertion portion and the hand-operating unit. A treatment instrument is inserted into the first treatment-instrument conduit from an upper end of the hand-operating unit. The second treatment-instrument conduit passes through insides of the insertion portion and the hand-operating unit and includes a branching portion that branches off into a first branching path and a second branching path at the hand-operating unit, a treatment instrument is inserted into the second treatment-instrument conduit from the first branching path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsu HIRAYAMA, Takahiro KOBAYASHI, Naoyuki NAITO
  • Publication number: 20220400078
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a receiving unit receives a frame from a first external communication device connected to a first communication port. First and second databases store destination determination information used to determine a second communication port to which a second external communication device is connected. A determination unit determines the second communication port by accessing destination determination information in the first database when the received frame is a first frame, and determines the second communication port by accessing destination determination information in the second database when the received frame is a second frame. The first database is accessible to the destination determination information at a higher speed than the second database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta KOBAYASHI, Takahiro YAMAURA
  • Publication number: 20220395161
    Abstract: Provided is an endoscope device capable of enhancing mechanical strength and durability against various operations and attachment to and detachment from a hanger in the endoscope device in which an endoscope can be suspended on the hanger. This endoscope device includes: an insertion portion; an operation unit that has a joint section configured to be suspendable from a hanger and is connected to the hanger through the joint section; a treatment tool channel that is arranged inside the joint section and the operation unit and allows passage of a treatment tool; a plate fixed to the operation unit; and a frame that is provided inside the joint section, includes a plurality of partition structural members coupled to each other and having a longitudinal direction along an arrangement direction of the treatment tool channel, and is fixed to the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventor: Takahiro KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11528445
    Abstract: A semiconductor apparatus includes a stack of first and second chips each having a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix form. The pixel circuit of the a-th row and the e1-th column is connected to the electric circuit of the p-th row and the v-th column. The pixel circuit of the a-th row and the f1-th column is connected to the electric circuit of the q-th row and the v-th column. The pixel circuit of the a-th row and the g1-th column is connected to the electric circuit of the r-th row and the v-th column. The pixel circuit of the a-th row and the h1-th column is connected to the electric circuit of the s-th row and the v-th column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhito Sakurai, Yoshiaki Takada, Takahiro Shirai, Hideo Kobayashi, Kohichi Nakamura, Daisuke Yoshida, Fumihiro Inui
  • Publication number: 20220389682
    Abstract: In an overturning-risk presentation device according to the present invention, a reception unit is configured to receive posture data of a work machine of a time when the work machine detects an overturning risk. A calculation unit configured to calculate the number of times of detection of the overturning risk for each inclination direction of the work machine based on the posture data. A generation unit configured to generate an inclination frequency image representing the number of times of detection of the overturning risk for each inclination direction of the work machine. An output unit configured to output the generated inclination frequency image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehiko Kobayashi, Masaaki Uetake, Takahiro Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20220386888
    Abstract: A brain measurement apparatus includes: a static magnetic field forming unit for forming a static magnetic field in a measurement area; a gradient magnetic field coil for forming a gradient magnetic field in the measurement area; a transmission coil for transmitting a transmission pulse toward a subject in the measurement area; a detection coil for detecting a nuclear magnetic resonance signal generated in the subject by transmission of the transmission pulse; and a generator for generating an MR image based on the nuclear magnetic resonance signal detected by the detection coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K., Kyoto University
    Inventors: Takahiro MORIYA, Takenori OIDA, Akinori SAITO, Motohiro SUYAMA, Tetsuo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220390533
    Abstract: An optically pumped magnetometer includes cells configured to form a first cell region and a second cell region on a measurement target, a pump laser, a probe laser, a first optical system configured to cause pump light to be incident on the first cell region, a second optical system configured to cause the pump light having passed through the first cell region to be incident on the second cell region, a third optical system configured to cause first probe light to be incident on the first cell region, a fourth optical system configured to cause second probe light to be incident on the second cell region, detection portions configured to detect the first probe light having passed through the first cell region and the second probe light having passed through the second cell region, and a deriving portion configured to derive an intensity of a magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K., Kyoto University
    Inventors: Akinori SAITO, Takahiro MORIYA, Takenori OIDA, Motohiro SUYAMA, Tetsuo KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220386873
    Abstract: A brain measurement apparatus configured to generate an MR image and a brain's magnetic field distribution of a subject includes: an MRI module having a transmission coil configured to transmit a transmission pulse toward the subject and a detection coil configured to detect a nuclear magnetic resonance signal generated in the subject by the transmission pulse; an optically pumped magnetometer configured to detect a brain's magnetic field of the subject; a generator configured to generate the MR image based on the nuclear magnetic resonance signal detected by the detection coil and generating the brain's magnetic field distribution based on the brain's magnetic field detected by the optically pumped magnetometer; a marker displayed on the MR image generated by the generator; and a helmet-type frame to which the detection coil, the optically pumped magnetometer, and the marker are attached and which is attached to a head of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicants: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K., Kyoto University
    Inventors: Takenori OIDA, Takahiro MORIYA, Akinori SAITO, Motohiro SUYAMA, Tetsuo KOBAYASHI