Patents by Inventor Takao Saito

Takao Saito 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: 11188953
    Abstract: A speech output system includes a directional loudspeaker configured to produce a speech output directed to at least one audible area. The at least one audible area is defined by at least one of a presence area of a customer or a selling space as a unit in a premise in which a plurality of kinds of products are displayed. A control system is configured to control the speech output system. The control system is configured to cause the directional loudspeaker to produce a speech output of product information regarding a target product based on supply information, the supply information being information which is acquired from a supply status management system and which represents a supply status of the target product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Saito, Yasunobu Tsukio
  • Publication number: 20210289290
    Abstract: A sound reproduction device of the present disclosure includes a detection device that detects an object in a detecting area, and a superdirective speaker that can output a sound. In the superdirective speaker, directivity is set for the detecting area. When the detection device detects the object in the detecting area, the superdirective speaker outputs a sound to the detecting area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Takao SAITO, Sumio TATE, Makoto TAKASHIRO, Yasunobu TSUKIO, Fumiyasu KONNO
  • Publication number: 20210266446
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image with an exposure time determined for each pixel or for each area including a plurality of pixels, a detection unit configured to detect a moving object area from the captured image, a calculation unit configured to calculate a luminance of each of a plurality of the pixels or the areas that is included in the detected moving object area, and a determination unit configured to determine, for each of the plurality of pixels or areas included in the moving object area, a different exposure time in a predetermined range based on the calculated luminance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventor: Takao Saito
  • Publication number: 20210258465
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprising, an image sensor capable of performing exposure control for each of a plurality of partial regions obtained by dividing an image capturing region, and a control unit configured to perform exposure control of the image sensor, wherein the control unit sets a control value of exposure control for each partial region based on a size of the partial region to decrease a response speed of exposure control for a larger partial region, and performs exposure control of the image sensor based on the set control value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Takao Saito
  • Patent number: 11051099
    Abstract: A sound reproduction device of the present disclosure includes a detection device that detects an object in a detecting area, and a superdirective speaker that can output a sound. In the superdirective speaker, directivity is set for the detecting area. When the detection device detects the object in the detecting area, the superdirective speaker outputs a sound to the detecting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Saito, Sumio Tate, Makoto Takashiro, Yasunobu Tsukio, Fumiyasu Konno
  • Patent number: 10951868
    Abstract: In an MEMS projector (10), an image signal processing unit (110) outputs an inspection signal, and an inspection signal processing unit (114) outputs a light emission instruction signal. An inspection light source drive unit (112) outputs a light emission signal, and an inspection light source (13) radiates an inspection light. The inspection light radiated from the inspection light source (13) is reflected at the reflection position RP of a first support portion (22), and then received by a light receiver (14). Then, the light receiver (14) outputs a received light signal. Based on the received light signal, the inspection signal processing unit (114) detects the angle of the light deflecting mirror (20) around the X axial line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Saito
  • Patent number: 10911688
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a processor configured to function as an angle control unit configured to control a tilt angle formed by a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of an imaging optical system and an imaging plane of an image sensor, and an aperture control unit configured to control a F-number based on the tilt angle and an output signal of a vibration detection unit configured to detect a vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takao Saito
  • Publication number: 20200401769
    Abstract: A data conversion system includes an acquisition unit, a conversion unit, and an output unit. The acquisition unit acquires first data. The conversion unit converts the first data into second data based on a conversion parameter to be determined by reference data related to a subject. The output unit outputs the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao SAITO
  • Publication number: 20200226645
    Abstract: A speech output system includes a directional loudspeaker configured to produce a speech output directed to at least one audible area. The at least one audible area is defined by at least one of a presence area of a customer or a selling space as a unit in a premise in which a plurality of kinds of products are displayed. A control system is configured to control the speech output system. The control system is configured to cause the directional loudspeaker to produce a speech output of product information regarding a target product based on supply information, the supply information being information which is acquired from a supply status management system and which represents a supply status of the target product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takao SAITO, Yasunobu TSUKIO
  • Publication number: 20200045215
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a processor configured to function as an angle control unit configured to control a tilt angle formed by a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of an imaging optical system and an imaging plane of an image sensor, and an aperture control unit configured to control a F-number based on the tilt angle and an output signal of a vibration detection unit configured to detect a vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: Takao Saito
  • Publication number: 20200026070
    Abstract: In an MEMS projector (10), an image signal processing unit (110) outputs an inspection signal, and an inspection signal processing unit (114) outputs a light emission instruction signal. An inspection light source drive unit (112) outputs a light emission signal, and an inspection light source (13) radiates an inspection light. The inspection light radiated from the inspection light source (13) is reflected at the reflection position RP of a first support portion (22), and then received by a light receiver (14). Then, the light receiver (14) outputs a received light signal. Based on the received light signal, the inspection signal processing unit (114) detects the angle of the light deflecting mirror (20) around the X axial line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Takao Saito
  • Publication number: 20190313183
    Abstract: A sound reproduction device of the present disclosure includes a detection device that detects an object in a detecting area, and a superdirective speaker that can output a sound. In the superdirective speaker, directivity is set for the detecting area. When the detection device detects the object in the detecting area, the superdirective speaker outputs a sound to the detecting area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao SAITO, Sumio TATE, Makoto TAKASHIRO, Yasunobu TSUKIO, Fumiyasu KONNO
  • Patent number: 10369177
    Abstract: [Object] An object of the present invention is to provide a QOL improving or sustaining agent, a physical health improving or sustaining agent, a vitality improving or sustaining agent, a fatigue recovery or alleviating agent, or an anti-fatigue agent. [Method for Achieving the Object] A QOL improving or sustaining agent, a physical health improving or sustaining agent, a vitality improving or sustaining agent, a fatigue recovery or alleviating agent, or an anti-fatigue agent containing Lactobacillus ONRICb0240 (FERM BP-10065).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mina Tsubouchi, Takao Saito, Masamichi Toba, Noriyuki Kouda, Shoji Shinkai
  • Publication number: 20190230269
    Abstract: A monitoring camera, having a first image capturing unit capable of changing an image capturing area for tracking capturing and a second image capturing unit capable of capturing a wider angle than the first image capturing unit, acquires, from an image captured by the second image capturing unit, luminance information of an image region corresponding to the image capturing area of the first image capturing unit for a next frame. The monitoring camera controls exposure for the first image capturing unit based on the luminance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: Takao Saito
  • Patent number: 10080001
    Abstract: A video projection apparatus includes: an optical deflector having a mirror projecting a first view field and projecting a second view field, an actuator for rocking the mirror and a sensor; an optical guide unit provided within the second view field; a photodetector; and a control unit. The control unit is adapted to calculate a resonant frequency of the sinusoidal-wave voltage; detect a first timing point from a sense voltage; detect a second timing point from a photo detection voltage when the second light beam is incident to the optical guide unit; calculate a time period from the first timing point to the second timing point; calculate a product value between the time period and the resonant frequency; and control an amplitude of the sinusoidal-wave voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Saito
  • Patent number: 9772084
    Abstract: A system can include: a dividing unit which divides a light scanning within a rotation angle range into a right scan light of a first angle portion and a left scan light of a second angle portion; a right-side scan light generation unit which reflects the right scan light toward a right-side region portion of an irradiation region; and a left-side scan light generation unit which reflects the left scan light toward a left-side region portion of the irradiation region. Both end fields of the region are irradiated by the light from the middle part of the rotation angle range. A center field of the region is irradiated by the light from the end parts of the rotation angle range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Saito
  • Publication number: 20170253210
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seat frame; a seat cover provided with a rupture portion; an airbag disposed in the seat; a pair of webbings provided so as to surround the airbag on a back surface side of the seat cover, one end sides of the webbings being mounted to the rupture portion; and a mounting section mounting the other end sides of the webbings to the seat frame. In a vehicle collision, the airbag is protruded out of the seat by rupturing and opening the rupture portion. The mounting section is provided at a place where a body of the seat frame is disposed. When the airbag is uninflated, the mounting section holds the other ends of the webbings apart from the body of the seat frame, and an inhibition portion in the mounting section inhibits contact between an edge-shaped portion formed in the body and the webbings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicants: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takao SAITO, Kunihiko Kondo, Takahiro Yasuda, Kazuyuki Shiga
  • Patent number: 9751488
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seat frame; a seat cover provided with a rupture portion; an airbag disposed in the seat; a pair of webbings provided so as to surround the airbag on a back surface side of the seat cover, one end sides of the webbings being mounted to the rupture portion; and a mounting section mounting the other end sides of the webbings to the seat frame. In a vehicle collision, the airbag is protruded out of the seat by rupturing and opening the rupture portion. The mounting section is provided at a place where a body of the seat frame is disposed. When the airbag is uninflated, the mounting section holds the other ends of the webbings apart from the body of the seat frame, and an inhibition portion in the mounting section inhibits contact between an edge-shaped portion formed in the body and the webbings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takao Saito, Kunihiko Kondo, Takahiro Yasuda, Kazuyuki Shiga
  • Publication number: 20170216379
    Abstract: [Object] An object of the present invention is to provide a QOL improving or sustaining agent, a physical health improving or sustaining agent, a vitality improving or sustaining agent, a fatigue recovery or alleviating agent, or an anti-fatigue agent. [Method for Achieving the Object] A QOL improving or sustaining agent, a physical health improving or sustaining agent, a vitality improving or sustaining agent, a fatigue recovery or alleviating agent, or an anti-fatigue agent containing Lactobacillus ONRICb0240 (FERM BP-10065).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mina TSUBOUCHI, Takao SAITO, Masamichi TOBA, Noriyuki KOUDA, Shoji SHINKAI
  • Patent number: 9688231
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes: a seat frame; a seat cover provided with a rupture portion; an airbag disposed in the seat; a pair of webbings provided so as to surround the airbag on a back surface side of the seat cover, one end sides of the webbings being mounted to the rupture portion; and a mounting section mounting the other end sides of the webbings to the seat frame. In a vehicle collision, the airbag is protruded out of the seat by rupturing and opening the rupture portion. The mounting section is provided at a place where a body of the seat frame is disposed. When the airbag is uninflated, the mounting section holds the other ends of the webbings apart from the body of the seat frame, and an inhibition portion in the mounting section inhibits contact between an edge-shaped portion formed in the body and the webbings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takao Saito, Kunihiko Kondo, Takahiro Yasuda, Kazuyuki Shiga