Patents by Inventor Takashi Kobayashi

Takashi 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: 20200244886
    Abstract: The image pickup apparatus of the present invention sets at least an imaging magnification of an optical system included in a second image pickup device or a sampling pitch of a signal in the second image pickup device; calculates, using image data of a plurality of frames captured by second image pickup device during exposure of first image pickup device for image data of a first frame, the amount of subject motion in the image data of the plurality of frames; and controls the exposure of the first image pickup device for the image data of the first frame, on the basis of the calculated amount of subject motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Sasaki, Satoru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10727784
    Abstract: In an aggregation system comprising a control apparatus which is provided for each consumer and a server apparatus, the server apparatus calculates, for each of the consumers and as an allocation amount of the consumer, an upper limit value for the power which the consumer inputs from the system or a lower limit value for the power which the consumer is to output to the system, according to a requested power provision amount, and sends the respective control instructions designating the calculated allocation amount of each consumer to the control apparatus of the consumer, and the control apparatuses each control the charging and discharging of the corresponding power apparatus so that the power input from the system is equal to or smaller than the allocation amount designated in the control instruction or so that power equal to or larger than the allocation amount is output to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: HITACHI, LTD., IKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Kouichi Hiraoka, Mitsumasa Takayama, Jun Takahashi, Yuji Fujiki, Takashi Imai
  • Publication number: 20200230864
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high pressure tank capable of uniformly heating a thermosetting resin in a short time is provided. A method for manufacturing a high-pressure tank including: a step (a) of preparing a tank intermediate product including a fiber-reinforced resin layer formed by winding a carbon fiber impregnated with a thermosetting resin around a liner including a cap attached thereto; and a step (b) of performing a process for thermosetting the fiber-reinforced resin layer of the tank intermediate product by induction-heating the fiber-reinforced resin layer using induction-heating means, in which: the induction-heating means includes first induction-heating means for induction-heating a trunk part of the tank intermediate product and second induction-heating means for induction-heating a dome part of the tank intermediate product; and a temperature of the trunk part of the tank intermediate product and a temperature of the dome part thereof are controlled independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichiro HAMA, Takashi USUI, Tomoyoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200232074
    Abstract: Provided are a high-carbon hot-rolled steel sheet with excellent formability and hardenability and a method for manufacturing the same. The high-carbon hot-rolled steel sheet has a composition containing, on a mass basis, C: 0.10% to 0.33%, Si: 0.15% to 0.35%, Mn: 0.5% to 0.9%, P: 0.03% or less, S: 0.010% or less, sol. Al: 0.10% or less, N: 0.0065% or less, and Cr: 0.90% to 1.5%, the remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities, has a microstructure containing ferrite and cementite, a cementite density being 0.25 grains/?m2 or less, and has a hardness of 110 HV to 160 HV and a total elongation of 40% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Yuka Miyamoto, Yasuhiro Sakurai, Takashi Kobayashi, Shunsuke Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10718325
    Abstract: A light load abnormality determination method for an electric oil pump (3) that circulates oil to an object to be cooled by the electric oil pump driven by a motor (11), the method comprising: a detection step (41) to detect a current flowing through the motor, a voltage supplied to the motor, and a rotation speed of the motor; a calculation step (42) to calculate a piping resistance equivalent value or a reciprocal value of the piping resistance equivalent value, as a load evaluation value for light load abnormality determination, based on the current, the voltage and the rotation speed detected by the detection step; and a light load abnormality determination step (44) to determine a light load abnormality of the electric oil pump based on the load evaluation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi Watanabe, Naoki Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Fujiwara, Takashi Doi
  • Patent number: 10714790
    Abstract: A battery, including: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; and an electrolyte layer containing a negative electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Tamura, Norihito Kobayashi, Tadahiko Kubota, Shuhei Sugita, Hiroki Mita, Kazumasa Takeshi
  • Patent number: 10711220
    Abstract: An oil-based release agent of the present invention contains a petroleum-based hydrocarbon solvent (a) and a high temperature adhesive (b), is applied to a metal die used for die casting or casting, has high adhesion and high lubricity even with respect to a metal die at a high temperature particularly of 300° C. or higher, and can prevent seizure. In addition, the present invention provides a method for applying the oil-based release agent of the present invention by controlling an adhesion amount thereof by micronization and speed-control thereof with respect to a metal die at a high temperature, and an electrostatic application method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki Komatsubara, Masanao Kobayashi, Toshiaki Shimizu, Ikuo Yamauchi, Takashi Morikawa, Eiji Tabata, Fumio Kawahara, Yuzo Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20200221028
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that can accurately detect and/or suppress flicker in multiple images with different exposure conditions using a simple configuration is provided. The apparatus acquires a plurality of image data captured using different exposures; selects an image data on which flicker noise detection is to be performed among the plurality of image data; applies flicker noise detection processing to the image data selected by the selection unit; computes, if flicker noise is detected, a correction value for suppressing the flicker noise; and applies the correction value to image data of the same type as the image data selected, wherein the apparatus selects image data being captured with a shutter speed not having a predetermined value, from among the plurality of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Takashi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10707619
    Abstract: A movable connector includes a movable housing and a plurality of terminals. Each terminal includes a movable portion and a contact portion. The terminal includes a second fixed portion fixed to the movable housing. The second fixed portion includes a first fixed piece portion connected to the contact portion. The first fixed piece portion has press-fit shoulders, to which a pressing force is applied by using a press-fit jig during press-fitting into the movable housing. The second fixed portion further includes a second fixed piece portion connected to the movable portion and a connecting section connecting the first fixed piece portion to the second fixed piece portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hitoshi Suzuki, Takashi Doi, Yoshiyuki Ogura, Hiroaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10682648
    Abstract: The plug-integrating container includes a container body having an opening part having external threads formed on its outer circumferential surface, a plug having a locking groove for connection to a socket, and a cap having formed on its inner circumferential surface internal threads fastened to the external threads. In the plug-integrating container, the container body has an open end formed at an axis directional end of the opening part, the plug has an annular part formed at an axis directional end and having the same diameter as that of the open end, the open end and the annular part are joined together by welding as they are butted against each other, and the opening part and the plug are accommodated inside the cap when the external threads and the internal threads are fastened together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Imai, Masahiro Hasunuma, Masamichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10676505
    Abstract: Provided is a novel peptide having ACE inhibitory activity. Specifically, provided is a tripeptide consisting of Leu-Arg-Ala.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SUNSTAR INC.
    Inventors: Naohisa Shobako, Kousaku Ohinata, Yuutarou Ogawa, Etsuko Kobayashi, Atsushi Ishikado, Hirohisa Suidou, Takashi Kusakari
  • Patent number: 10680039
    Abstract: A blue fluorescent light-emitting layer is provided in common for first and second subpixels, a green fluorescent light-emitting layer is provided in common for second and third subpixels, and a red light-emitting layer is provided in common for the second and fourth subpixels. In the second subpixel, an opposing surface distance is less than or equal to a Förster radius, and at least of the blue fluorescent light-emitting layer and the green fluorescent light-emitting layer are layered with the red light-emitting layer with a separation layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yuto Tsukamoto, Seiichi Mitsui, Shinichi Kawato, Satoshi Inoue, Yuhki Kobayashi, Takashi Ochi
  • Patent number: 10676823
    Abstract: A processing method includes a first process of exposing a first sensor to a processing space within a chamber and blocking a second sensor from the processing space within the chamber; a second process of supplying a first processing gas containing a precursor gas into the chamber; a third process of controlling a state within the chamber based on a measurement value of the first sensor; a fourth process of blocking the first sensor from the processing space within the chamber and exposing the second sensor to the processing space within the chamber; a fifth process of supplying a second processing gas containing a reactant gas into the chamber; and a sixth process of controlling the state within the chamber based on a measurement value of the second sensor. The first process to the six process are repeatedly performed multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Ryota Sakane, Takashi Kitazawa, Hiroshi Nagahata, Hideyuki Kobayashi, Koji Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20200172281
    Abstract: The present invention provides a label with a prize offer having excellent concealment of a prize display and also provides a method enabling accurate and inexpensive production of the label. A label having a prize offer, wherein, using a center impression-type flexographic printing machine, a design layer, a prize offer display layer, and an underlayer are formed lying one over another by printing on a rear surface side of a translucent film, an opaque display base portion having high light-blocking properties is provided on the design layer, rear overprinting is performed on the prize offer display layer, while a transparent prize display is also provided to lie over the display base portion, or is not provided, back-rear printing is performed in the same color as the rear overprinting on the underlayer, and a transparent display window portion is provided to be aligned with the display base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Kenshi MATSUOKA, Akiyoshi KANO, Takashi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200172991
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot-pressed member that can exhibit very high tensile strength after hot pressing, excellent delayed fracture resistance, and high tensile shear stress after resistance spot welding by properly adjusting its chemical composition and its microstructure such that at least 20 Nb-based precipitates having a grain size of less than 0.10 ?m are present on average per 100 ?m2 of a cross section parallel to a thickness direction of the member, a prior austenite average grain size is 8 ?m or less, an average aspect ratio of prior austenite grains is 2.5 or less, and a volume fraction of martensite is 90% or more, and such that a standard deviation of Vickers hardness measured every 200 ?m on a surface of the member is 40 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Katsutoshi TAKASHIMA, Takashi KOBAYASHI, Yoshimasa FUNAKAWA, Seiji NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20200176493
    Abstract: An imaging device capable of image processing is provided. The imaging device can retain analog data (image data) obtained by an image-capturing operation in a pixel and perform a product-sum operation of the analog data and a predetermined weight coefficient in the pixel to convert the data into binary data. When the binary data is taken in a neural network or the like, processing such as image recognition can be performed. Since enormous volumes of image data can be retained in pixels in the state of analog data, processing can be performed efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Takayuki IKEDA, Yoshiyuki KUROKAWA, Shintaro HARADA, Hidetomo KOBAYASHI, Roh YAMAMOTO, Kiyotaka KIMURA, Takashi NAKAGAWA, Yusuke NEGORO
  • Patent number: 10660617
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a plurality of ultrasonic transducers, an electronic circuit, an insulative heat conductive spacer and an electrical heat supporting element. The electronic circuit is electrically connected to a plurality of transducers on one side. The insulative heat conductive spacer contacts with another side of the electronic circuit. The electrical heat supporting element has a contact region that makes contact, in a first surface, with the insulative heat conductive spacer, and a supporting structure that supports the insulative heat conductive spacer to have a predetermined thickness, and diffuses heat generated by the electronic circuit from the contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Ona, Takashi Takeuchi, Tomohiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20200139254
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a receiving section configured to receive an input of a usage purpose of the information processing device from a user, an identifying section configured to identify a procedure including one or more steps necessary for realizing the usage purpose, a first screen generating section configured to generate an operating screen for completing one step in the identified procedure, and a second screen generating section configured to generate an information screen including information regarding the identified procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: You ASAKURA, Shuji HIRAMATSU, Daisuke KAWAMURA, Wataru KANEKO, Takashi HATAKEDA, Takeshi NAKAGAWA, Shigeru ENOMOTO, Toru YAMAMOTO, Satoshi KOBAYASHI, Koichi AOKI
  • Patent number: 10640843
    Abstract: Electric resistance welded steel pipe securing the high strength and high toughness demanded from oil well pipe in recent years. The metal structure in a region having a width of 0.5 mm in both the thickness directions from a reference point, when using a point defined as a point ¼ of the thickness in the thickness direction from the surface in the base material part of the steel as the reference point, consists of polygonal ferrite: 10 area % or less and a balance: bainitic ferrite. The thickness is 15 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ishitsuka, Shuji Iwamoto, Takashi Tsusue, Shunichi Kobayashi, Osamu Yoshida, Hideto Kawano
  • Patent number: 10644623
    Abstract: Based on an output signal, among a plurality of switching elements, an element control part outputs a PWM signal having a maximum duty ratio to a pair of switching elements that drive a first coil among a plurality of coils to a high level, outputs a PWM signal having a minimum duty ratio to a pair of switching elements that are connected to each other in series and that drive a second coil among the plurality of coils to a low level, and outputs a PWM signal having a medium duty ratio between the maximum duty ratio of the PWM signal and the minimum duty ratio of the PWM signal to a pair of switching elements that are connected to each other in series and that drive a third coil among the plurality of coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Tamotsu Iwazaki, Toru Furusawa, Takashi Hoshino, Tomofumi Kobayashi