Patents by Inventor Takashi Itou

Takashi Itou 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: 10063838
    Abstract: An information processor includes: a similarity data generation portion generating similarity data that represents the calculated similarity to the image in the reference block in association with a position within the search range; a result evaluation portion detecting a position with a maximum similarity value for each piece of the similarity data and screening the detection result by making a given evaluation of the similarity; a depth image generation portion finding a parallax for each of the reference blocks using the detection result validated as a result of screening, calculating a position of a subject in a depth direction on a basis of the parallax, and generating a depth image by associating the position of the subject in the depth direction with an image plane; and an output information generation section performing given information processing on a basis of the subject position in a three-dimensional space using the depth image and outputting the result of information processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Segawa, Akio Ohba, Tetsugo Inada, Hirofumi Okamoto, Atsushi Kimura, Takashi Kohashi, Takashi Itou
  • Patent number: 9785854
    Abstract: An information processor includes: a similarity data generation portion generating, for a position within the search range, similarity data that represents the calculated similarity to the image in the reference block in association with the position within the search range; a similarity correction portion smoothing the similarity data in a direction of space on a basis of similarity data; a result evaluation portion detecting a position with a maximum similarity value in each piece of the smoothed similarity data; a depth image generation portion generating a depth image by associating the position of the subject in the depth direction with an image plane; and an output information generation section performing given information processing on a basis of the subject position in a three-dimensional space using the depth image and outputting the result of information processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Segawa, Akio Ohba, Tetsugo Inada, Hirofumi Okamoto, Atsushi Kimura, Takashi Kohashi, Takashi Itou
  • Patent number: 9415831
    Abstract: A bicycle hydraulic operating device comprises a bracket, a hydraulic cylinder, a piston, a lever, a fluid reservoir, and a lid. The bracket is configured to be mounted to a bicycle handlebar. The piston is movably disposed within the hydraulic cylinder. The lever is pivotally provided around a pivot axis relative to the bracket and is operatively coupled to the piston to move the piston within the hydraulic cylinder in response to pivotal movement of the lever. The fluid reservoir is disposed on the bracket and having an opening configured to face substantially in a downward direction in a state where the bracket is mounted to the bicycle handlebar. The lid is configured to cover the opening of the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Osamu Kariyama, Tatsuya Matsushita, Keiji Matsueda, Takashi Itou, Masahiro Nakakura
  • Publication number: 20160044297
    Abstract: An information processor includes: a similarity data generation portion generating similarity data that represents the calculated similarity to the image in the reference block in association with a position within the search range; a result evaluation portion detecting a position with a maximum similarity value for each piece of the similarity data and screening the detection result by making a given evaluation of the similarity; a depth image generation portion finding a parallax for each of the reference blocks using the detection result validated as a result of screening, calculating a position of a subject in a depth direction on a basis of the parallax, and generating a depth image by associating the position of the subject in the depth direction with an image plane; and an output information generation section performing given information processing on a basis of the subject position in a three-dimensional space using the depth image and outputting the result of information processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SEGAWA, Akio OHBA, Tetsugo INADA, Hirofumi OKAMOTO, Atsushi KIMURA, Takashi KOHASHI, Takashi ITOU
  • Publication number: 20160042242
    Abstract: An information processor includes: a similarity data generation portion generating, for a position within the search range, similarity data that represents the calculated similarity to the image in the reference block in association with the position within the search range; a similarity correction portion smoothing the similarity data in a direction of space on a basis of similarity data; a result evaluation portion detecting a position with a maximum similarity value in each piece of the smoothed similarity data; a depth image generation portion generating a depth image by associating the position of the subject in the depth direction with an image plane; and an output information generation section performing given information processing on a basis of the subject position in a three-dimensional space using the depth image and outputting the result of information processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SEGAWA, Akio OHBA, Tetsugo INADA, Hirofumi OKAMOTO, Atsushi KIMURA, Takashi KOHASHI, Takashi ITOU
  • Patent number: 9210395
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including an image input unit that performs image division on an input image, an evaluation value generation unit that generates an evaluation value based on an image signal of the input image, and a plurality of signal processing units that perform signal processing on the image signal based on the evaluation value generated by the evaluation value generation unit, wherein the plurality of signal processing units perform the signal processing using image signals of divided images divided by the image input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Itou, Hiroki Ohtsuki
  • Publication number: 20150107364
    Abstract: A pressure transmitter including tube-like pressure introducing pipes, a sealed-in liquid, the inside of the pressure introducing pipes being filled with the sealed-in liquid, pressure receiving diaphragms for receiving the pressures of measurement fluids, the pressure receiving diaphragms being set up in a state where one-side apertures in the pressure introducing pipes are blocked by the pressure receiving diaphragms, a pressure sensor that is set up in common to the other-side apertures in the pressure introducing pipes in a state where the pressure sensor is exposed to the sealed-in liquid, and hydrogen-permeation prevention layers that are set up on the pressure receiving diaphragms, wherein the pressure transmitter further includes a hydrogen-storage material that is set up inside the pressure introducing pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Ryo KUWANA, Setsuo ARITA, Atsushi BABA, Atsushi FUSHIMI, Daisuke SHINMA, Hideki HANAMI, Isao HARA, Takashi ITOU
  • Publication number: 20150107365
    Abstract: A pressure transmitter including tube-like pressure introducing pipes, a sealed-in liquid, the inside of the pressure introducing pipes being filled with the sealed-in liquid, pressure receiving diaphragms for receiving the pressures of measurement fluids, the pressure receiving diaphragms being set up in a state where one-side apertures in the pressure introducing pipes are blocked by the pressure receiving diaphragms, and a pressure sensor that is set up in common to the other-side apertures in the pressure introducing pipes in a state where the pressure sensor is exposed to the sealed-in liquid, wherein the sealed-in liquid is silicon oil containing phenyl groups, the pressure transmitter further including a hydrogen-storage material that is set up inside the pressure introducing pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Setsuo ARITA, Ryo KUWANA, Atsushi BABA, Atsushi FUSHIMI, Daisuke SHINMA, Hideki HANAMI, Isao HARA, Takashi ITOU
  • Publication number: 20150001018
    Abstract: A bicycle hydraulic operating device comprises a bracket, a hydraulic cylinder, a piston, a lever, a fluid reservoir, and a lid. The bracket is configured to be mounted to a bicycle handlebar. The piston is movably disposed within the hydraulic cylinder. The lever is pivotally provided around a pivot axis relative to the bracket and is operatively coupled to the piston to move the piston within the hydraulic cylinder in response to pivotal movement of the lever. The fluid reservoir is disposed on the bracket and having an opening configured to face substantially in a downward direction in a state where the bracket is mounted to the bicycle handlebar. The lid is configured to cover the opening of the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Osamu KARIYAMA, Tatsuya MATSUSHITA, Keiji MATSUEDA, Takashi ITOU, Masahiro NAKAKURA
  • Publication number: 20130235150
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including an image input unit that performs image division on an input image, an evaluation value generation unit that generates an evaluation value based on an image signal of the input image, and a plurality of signal processing units that perform signal processing on the image signal based on the evaluation value generated by the evaluation value generation unit, wherein the plurality of signal processing units perform the signal processing using image signals of divided images divided by the image input unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Itou, Hiroki Ohtsuki
  • Patent number: 8106784
    Abstract: A combination smoke and heat detector which allows, in spite of a simple structure, light emitted from an indication lamp to be visually confirmed from a wide range of directions. The combination smoke and heat detector (100) includes a body base (10), a printed circuit board (1), a thermosensitive element (2), a dark chamber (3), an indication lamp (4) mounted to the printed circuit board (1), a protective cover (30), and a bar-like light guide (5) for guiding light emitted from the indication lamp (4) to the outside of the protective cover (30). The light guide (5) passes through a light guide through-hole (35) formed in the protective cover (30) so as to be mounted therein, with one end surface thereof facing the indication lamp (4), and another end surface thereof protruding to the outside of the protective cover (30) by a height substantially equal to or larger than a protruding height of the dark chamber (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Nohmi Bosai Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Katou, Takashi Itou, Kenichi Katou
  • Patent number: 7930060
    Abstract: A medicine supply system including a cart supply line (48) on which a plurality of carts (8) are disposed and aligned; a first transport unit for transporting the plurality of carts (8) on the cart supply line (48); a tray discharge unit (2) for storing the trays (7) in the plurality of carts; a second transport unit for transporting the plurality of carts with the trays stored in the tray discharge unit; a cart discharge line (49) on which the plurality of carts transported by the second transport unit are aligned; a tray supply lifter (1) for supplying the trays; a tray transport line (3) for transporting the trays supplied by the tray supply lifter to the tray discharge unit; a medicine dispensing unit (4) for dispensing the medicine to the trays, and a control unit (10) for supplying the trays from the tray supplying lifter 1 based on prescription data, dispensing the medicine into the trays, transporting the trays to the tray discharge unit, and storing the trays into the carts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Akitomi Kohama, Tatsuaki Kunimoto, Takashi Itou
  • Publication number: 20110011715
    Abstract: A switch mechanism has improved switch button durability and operational feeling. Constitution and assembly are simplified. A switch mechanism includes a wiring board having first and second electrodes; a switch button; a conductor arranged at a position that corresponds to the first and second electrodes; and a supporting plate, arranged such that the conductor is disposed between the wiring board and the supporting plate and provided with a protruding section at a position that corresponds to the switch button. When the switch button is not depressed, the conductor contacts only the second electrode without contacting the first electrode. When the switch button is depressed, the conductor contacts the first electrode by being supported by the protruding section, the first electrode and the second electrode are electrically connected by the conductor, and the protruding section is displaced in a direction the switch button is depressed, with depressing of the switch button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Itou, Takaaki Yoshihiro
  • Patent number: 7871234
    Abstract: A cart transport apparatus for automatically transporting carts in which trays with medicine contained therein can be stored. The carts have a plurality of support panels (38) juxtaposed to each other, a lower connection member (41) connecting lower end portions of the plurality of support panels (38), and casters (44) positioned below the lower connection member (41). The cart transport apparatus includes a frame (51) having wheels (50) that can be rotatably driven. The frame (51) is movable beneath the lower connection member (41) of the cart (8). Also, the cart transfer apparatus is provided with grip members (55) for gripping the lower connection member 41 of the cart 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Takayuki Fujikawa, Takashi Itou, Hiromichi Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20100214317
    Abstract: A monitoring and control device for use in a remote monitoring and control system includes a display unit provided with a screen for displaying operation buttons mated with the loads, an operation input unit operable by a user, the operation input unit including a touch switch panel superimposed on the screen of the display unit and a control unit for performing display control of the display unit and load control in response to the operation of the operation input unit. The control unit includes a display control unit for causing the display unit to display one operation page selected from a plurality of operation pages containing different combinations of operation buttons and a page changeover unit for changing over the operation page displayed on the display unit in response to a user's operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Miura, Tomoaki Sasaki, Hajime Yabu, Yuichi Yoshimura, Katsuhiko Kimura, Yuichiro Naoi, Takashi Itou
  • Patent number: 7775756
    Abstract: A bucket carrier for carrying buckets (2) to store them in each storage shelf of a cart (4), the bucket carrier comprising a holding means (20) for holding buckets (2), and carrier means (28) for carrying the buckets (2) held by the holding means (20) to each storage shelf (49) of the cart (4). The arrangement is such that the holding means (20) and a transfer means (49) are drive-controlled so that the buckets (2) are stored in the storage shelves (49) obliquely from above. Thereby, the buckets (2) can be automatically stored in the cart (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Hiroyuki Koshio, Tatsuaki Kunimoto, Takashi Itou
  • Publication number: 20090243835
    Abstract: Provided is a combination smoke and heat detector which allows, in spite of a simple structure, light emitted from an indication lamp to be visually confirmed from a wide range of directions. A combination smoke and heat detector (100) includes a body base (10), a printed circuit board (1), a thermosensitive element (2), a dark chamber (3), an indication lamp (4) mounted to the printed circuit board (1), a protective cover (30), and a bar-like light guide (5) for guiding light emitted from the indication lamp (4) to outside of the protective cover (30). The light guide (5) passes through a light guide through-hole (35) formed in the protective cover (30) so as to be mounted therein, with one end surface thereof being faced with the indication lamp (4), and another end surface thereof protruding to the outside of the protective cover (30) by a height substantially equal to or larger than a protruding height of the dark chamber (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Tomohiro Katou, Takashi Itou, Kenichi Katou
  • Publication number: 20090050444
    Abstract: A medicine supply system of the present invention comprising: a cart supply line 48 on which a plurality of carts 8 are disposed and aligned; a first transport unit for transporting the plurality of carts 8 on the cart supply line 48; a tray discharge unit 2 for storing the trays 7 in the plurality of carts 7; a second transport unit for transporting the plurality of carts 8 with the trays 7 stored in the tray discharge unit 2; a cart discharge line 49 on which the plurality of carts 8 transported by the second transport unit are aligned; a tray supply lifter 1 for supplying the trays 7; a tray transport line 3 for transporting the trays 7 supplied by the tray supply lifter 1 to the tray discharge unit 2; a medicine dispensing unit 4 for dispensing the medicine to the tray 7, the medicine dispensing unit being disposed on the midway of the tray transport line 3; and a control unit 10 for supplying the tray 7 from the tray supplying lifter 1 based on a prescription data, dispensing the medicine into the tray 7
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Akitomi Kohama, Tatsuaki Kunimoto, Takashi Itou
  • Publication number: 20070297879
    Abstract: Present invention makes it possible to automatically transport carts in which trays with medicine contained can be stored. In order to transport the cart comprising a plurality of support panels 38 juxtaposed to each other, a lower connection member 41 connecting the lower end portions of the plurality of support panels 38 and casters 44 positioned below the lower connection member 41, the cart transport apparatus comprises a frame 51 having wheels 50 which can be driven to rotate, the frame 51 being movable beneath the lower connection member 41 of the cart 8 and a grip member 55 for gripping the lower connection member 41 of the cart 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Takayuki Fujikawa, Takashi Itou, Hiromichi Tsuda
  • Patent number: D588485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Nohmi Bosai Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Katou, Takashi Itou, Kenichi Katou