Patents by Inventor Takahiro Otsuka

Takahiro Otsuka 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: 20220199077
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus configured to utilize a first speech recognition function provided by an external speech recognizer via a communication network to execute a speech recognition processing, a processor is configured to detect trigger information, which shows that a user wishes to start the speech recognition processing, predict a future communication state, and inform the user of a state of the speech recognition processing based on the predicted future communication state when the trigger information is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Yuto KOJIMA, Kosei TSUSHIMA, Shohei TSUKAHARA, Takahiro OTSUKA
  • Patent number: 11332292
    Abstract: A container has an inner container that accommodates an article, with an opening through which the article can be discharged; and a cover that is composed of a cover-forming sheet member given by lamination of a plurality of film layers, and covers the inner container; the cover-forming sheet member has a film region in which the plurality of film layers are attached to each other, and filler enclosing parts in which a filler is enclosed between the plurality of film layers, and bulges in the thickness direction of the cover-forming sheet member than the film region; and, the inner container has an outer air introducing part through which the outer air is introduced between the outer surface of the inner container and the inner surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Otsuka, Yoshinori Inagawa, Mitsugu Iwatsubo, Daisuke Kodama
  • Publication number: 20220144495
    Abstract: A sheet container has, formed in the bottom face of the container body, a non-attached part where the film layers are left partially unattached to each other. An filled part is formed by enclosing a filler between the film layers at the non-attached part. A side part of the filled part is a side bulging part bulging toward the skirt part. The side bulging part presses a pressed part above the lower edge of the skirt part from the inside toward the sideward. The lower edge of the skirt part is disposed inwardly from the pressed part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke KODAMA, Yoshinori INAGAWA, Takahiro OTSUKA, Masahito CHIWAKI
  • Patent number: 11267617
    Abstract: A container body of the sheet container is composed of a sheet member given by lamination of a plurality of film layers, and has a plurality of surface-like parts; the plurality of surface-like parts include a first surface-like part and a second surface-like part that adjoin and cross each other; the sheet member has a filler enclosing part in which a filler is enclosed between the plurality of film layers; the filler enclosing part includes an intermediate extending part laid across the first surface-like part and the second surface-like part, and a first adjoining part and a second adjoining part that individually adjoin both sides of the intermediate extending part; and the intermediate extending part extending more further from the second surface-like part than the first adjoining part and the second adjoining part extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Kodama, Yoshinori Inagawa, Mitsugu Iwatsubo, Takahiro Otsuka, Masahito Chiwaki
  • Patent number: 11261008
    Abstract: A sheet container has, formed in the bottom face of the container body, a non-attached part where the film layers are left partially unattached to each other. An filled part is formed by enclosing a filler between the film layers at the non-attached part. A side part of the filled part is a side bulging part bulging toward the skirt part. The side bulging part presses a pressed part above the lower edge of the skirt part from the inside toward the sideward. The lower edge of the skirt part is disposed inwardly from the pressed part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kodama, Yoshinori Inagawa, Takahiro Otsuka, Masahito Chiwaki
  • Patent number: 11250246
    Abstract: An expression recognition device includes processing circuitry to acquire an image; extract a face area of a person from the acquired image and obtaining a face image added with information of the face area; extract one or more face feature points on a basis of the face image; determine a face condition representing a state of a face in the face image depending on reliability of each of the extracted face feature points; determine a reference point for extraction of a feature amount used for expression recognition from among the extracted face feature points depending on the determined face condition; extract the feature amount on a basis of the determined reference point; recognize a facial expression of the person in the face image using the extracted feature amount; and output information related to a recognition result of the facial expression of the person in the face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunya Osawa, Takahiro Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20220033161
    Abstract: A sheet material container includes a container body that surrounds a containing portion for accommodating a content. The container body is formed of a container body-forming sheet member formed by layering a plurality of base material films. The container body-forming sheet member includes the plurality of base material films, an attaching layer by which the base material films are attached to each other, and a filler enclosed portion that is formed between the plurality of base material films and into which a filler is to be filled. The plurality of base material films are made from the same type of resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo SHIBUTANI, Yoshinori INAGAWA, Daisuke KODAMA, Takahiro OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20210354333
    Abstract: A method for recycling containers, including the following steps (1) to (4): a collecting step (1) of collecting containers, each of which is made of a sheet material including a plurality of layered film layers including a first resin film layer and a second resin film layer, is formed into a bag by attaching at least a part of a periphery of the sheet material to form a containing region for accommodating a content inside the second resin film layer, and includes, between the first resin film layer and the second resin film layer, a film attached portion and a filler enclosed portion; a shredding and washing step (2) of shredding the containers to obtain shreds, and washing the shreds; a recycled resin forming step (3) of forming a recycled resin by using the shreds; and a sheet material forming step (4) of forming at least a part of the sheet material by using the recycled resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro OTSUKA, Daisuke KODAMA
  • Publication number: 20210339929
    Abstract: A container made of a sheet material including a plurality of layered film layers including a first film layer and a second film layer. The sheet material is formed into a bag by attaching at least a part of a periphery of the sheet material to form a containing region for accommodating a content inside the second film layer. The container includes, between the first film layer and the second film layer, a film attached portion where the first film layer and the second film layer are attached to each other, and a filler enclosed portion bulged out to a thickness direction of the sheet material than the film attached portion because the filler is present therein. A printed layer including an ink layer is formed on at least one surface selected from outside and inside surfaces of the first film layer, and outside and inside surfaces of the second film layer, and the printed layer is removable from the surface of the film layer by washing with an aqueous solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20210339915
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sheet material container being made of a sheet material and including a body portion and a bottom portion that is to be disposed on a placement surface, and the sheet material including a plurality of film layers. A body portion sheet that constitutes the body portion includes a bonding portion where peripheral edge portions of the sheet materials are bonded. In a bottom surface sheet that constitutes the bottom portion, a non-adhesive region is provided in the plurality of film layers. The non-adhesive region forms a bottom filler-filled portion. The bottom filler-filled portion extends annularly around a non-filled portion, and includes at least three protruding leg portions that are to be placed on the placement surface so as to allow the container to stand by itself. The protruding leg portions protrude toward the placement surface past other portions in the bottom filler-filled portion due a leg forming portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inagawa, Mitsugu Iwatsubo, Takahiro Otsuka, Masahito Chiwaki, Daisuke Kodama
  • Publication number: 20210339678
    Abstract: An information presentation device includes: an imager to image an area around a vehicle and generate a vehicle outside image; an imager to image an inside of the vehicle and generate a vehicle inside image; a display including multiple display portions; and circuitry to recognize one or more obstacles from the vehicle outside image, generate obstacle information indicating a result of the recognition, generate, from the vehicle inside image, line-of-sight information indicating a direction of a line of sight of a driver, make a determination regarding display on each display portion based on the obstacle information and line-of-sight information, and control display on each display portion based on the determination. The circuitry causes, for each obstacle, an image including the obstacle to be displayed on one of the display portions located in a direction of the obstacle or a direction close thereto as viewed from the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki KUDO, Masahiro ABUKAWA, Takahiro OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20210271865
    Abstract: A state determination device includes: an extraction unit that extracts a face region representing a region corresponding to a face from each of a plurality of frames successively obtained by capturing images of a user's face, extracts face feature points representing parts of the face from the face region, calculates a face feature value extraction region as a region where a change occurs in the face region when the user is in an unawakened state based on the face feature points, and extracts a face feature value as a feature value from the face feature value extraction region; a state determination unit that determines whether the user is in the unawakened state or not based on the face feature value in each of the plurality of frames and previously generated determination information; and an output unit that outputs a determination result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shunya OSAWA, Takahiro OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20210224475
    Abstract: An information processing device includes processing circuitry to acquire object spatiotemporal information including spatiotemporal information indicating coordinates of objects in time and space and a name of each of the objects and to generate morphological analysis-undergone object spatiotemporal information by executing a morphological analysis as a process of analyzing the name of each of the objects included in the object spatiotemporal information into one or more words; to acquire morphological analysis-undergone names of vicinal objects, as objects existing in a vicinity of each of the objects in time and space, from the morphological analysis-undergone object spatiotemporal information; to calculate a distribution of vicinal object name words, as words included in the names of the vicinal objects of each of the objects, from the morphological analysis-undergone names; and to convert the distribution of the vicinal object name words to a spatiotemporal information-considered distributed representati
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki JOKO, Takahiro OTSUKA
  • Patent number: 11059626
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sheet material container being made of a sheet material and including a body portion and a bottom portion that is to be disposed on a placement surface, and the sheet material including a plurality of film layers. A body portion sheet that constitutes the body portion includes a bonding portion where peripheral edge portions of the sheet materials are bonded. In a bottom surface sheet that constitutes the bottom portion, a non-adhesive region is provided in the plurality of film layers. The non-adhesive region forms a bottom filler-filled portion. The bottom filler-filled portion extends annularly around a non-filled portion, and includes at least three protruding leg portions that are to be placed on the placement surface so as to allow the container to stand by itself. The protruding leg portions protrude toward the placement surface past other portions in the bottom filler-filled portion due a leg forming portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inagawa, Mitsugu Iwatsubo, Takahiro Otsuka, Masahito Chiwaki, Daisuke Kodama
  • Publication number: 20210163181
    Abstract: A container body of the sheet container is composed of a sheet member given by lamination of a plurality of film layers, and has a plurality of surface-like parts; the plurality of surface-like parts include a first surface-like part and a second surface-like part that adjoin and cross each other; the sheet member has a filler enclosing part in which a filler is enclosed between the plurality of film layers; the filler enclosing part includes an intermediate extending part laid across the first surface-like part and the second surface-like part, and a first adjoining part and a second adjoining part that individually adjoin both sides of the intermediate extending part; and the intermediate extending part extending more further from the second surface-like part than the first adjoining part and the second adjoining part extend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke KODAMA, Yoshinori INAGAWA, Mitsugu IWATSUBO, Takahiro OTSUKA, Masahito CHIWAKI
  • Publication number: 20210001796
    Abstract: A physique estimation device determines a seat on which an occupant is seated on the basis of face information of the occupant detected from an image capturing a vehicle compartment, calculates the occupant's sitting height using a difference between a reference position and a face position for the determined seat, and estimates the occupant's physique on the basis of the occupant's sitting height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki KUDO, Takahiro OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20200407120
    Abstract: A container includes a containing portion that is a closed space that stores contents, and also includes a container main body including a body portion that surrounds the containing portion and also including a handle portion that protrudes from the body portion. The container main body includes a main-body forming sheet member in which a plurality of film layers are stacked. The main-body forming sheet member includes a non-attached region in which the plurality of film layers are partially not attached to each other, and also includes a filling portion in which a filler is contained between layers of the plurality of film layers of the non-attached region. The filling portion includes a first filling portion formed in the body portion and a second filling portion formed in the handle portion. The first filling portion and the second filling portion communicate to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo SHIBUTANI, Yoshinori INAGAWA, Daisuke KODAMA, Takahiro OTSUKA
  • Patent number: 10857652
    Abstract: Provided are: an electroplated tool; a screw-shaped grindstone for grinding a gear; a method for manufacturing the electroplated tool; and a method for manufacturing the crew-shaped grindstone for grinding a gear. Said tool having a parent material, a plating layer that has a high-level portion and a low-level portion formed as strips on the parent material at different heights along the direction intersecting the processing direction, and electrodeposited abrasive grains exposed from the surface of the plating layer. The difference in height of the plating layer is preferably 50-100% of the average particle diameter of the abrasive grains, the width of the high-level portion of the plating layer is preferably 150-200% of the average particle diameter of the abrasive grains, and the width of the low-level portion of the plating layer is preferably 100-800% of the average particle diameter of the abrasive grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tomizawa, Yu Kubodera, Daisuke Koshino, Shogo Nagayoshi, Takahiro Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20200293764
    Abstract: An expression recognition device includes processing circuitry to acquire an image; extract a face area of a person from the acquired image and obtaining a face image added with information of the face area; extract one or more face feature points on a basis of the face image; determine a face condition representing a state of a face in the face image depending on reliability of each of the extracted face feature points; determine a reference point for extraction of a feature amount used for expression recognition from among the extracted face feature points depending on the determined face condition; extract the feature amount on a basis of the determined reference point; recognize a facial expression of the person in the face image using the extracted feature amount; and output information related to a recognition result of the facial expression of the person in the face image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shunya OSAWA, Takahiro OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20200060597
    Abstract: A state estimation device includes an action detecting unit that checks behavioral information against action patterns stored in advance, and detects a matching action pattern; a reaction detecting unit that checks the behavioral and biological information about a user against reaction patterns stored, and detects a matching reaction pattern; a discomfort determining unit that determines that the user is in an uncomfortable state, when a matching action pattern is detected, or a matching reaction pattern is detected and the detected reaction pattern matches a discomfort reaction pattern; a discomfort zone estimating unit that acquires an estimation condition, and estimates a discomfort zone; and a learning unit that refers to the history information, and acquires and stores the discomfort reaction pattern based on the estimated discomfort zone and the occurrence frequencies of the reaction patterns in a zone other than the discomfort zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isamu OGAWA, Takahiro OTSUKA