Patents by Inventor Takashi Matsuo

Takashi Matsuo 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: 10902438
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided and operates as a managing server that distributes incentive using transfer device information with respect to content. A communication unit receives inter-device transfer information with respect to output content from an information providing device, the information being in the form of device identifiers for at least the information providing device and one or more user devices that executed content transfers. A controller then executes processing to designate the incentive recipients as being the device managers associated with the acquired device identifiers. In so doing, incentive can be distributed to the managers or users of user devices that relay content between an information providing device and a product purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20210005091
    Abstract: There is provided a flight management system for managing a flight plan of flying objects that fly among ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas RAABE, Shinji SUZUKI, Takeshi TSUCHIYA, Masayuki KUMADA, Kazuya SAKAI, Takashi MATSUO, Tsuyoshi CHIBA
  • Patent number: 10867729
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a sintered body that forms a rare-earth permanent magnet, has a single sintered structure and an arbitrary shape, and has easy magnetization axis orientations of different directions applied to the magnet material particles in a plurality of arbitrary regions. This method forms a three-dimensional first molded article from a composite material formed by mixing a resin material and magnet material particles containing a rare-earth substance. The first molded article is then subjected to a deforming force and a second molded article is formed in which the orientation direction of the easy magnetization axis of the magnet material particles in at least the one section of the horizontal cross-section is changed to a direction which differs from the orientation direction of the first molded article. The second molded article is heated to a sintering temperature and kept at the temperature for a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujikawa, Katsuya Kume, Kazuo Ouchi, Toshinobu Hoshino, Masakazu Morimoto, Hirofumi Ono, Katsuyuki Nakabayashi, Miho Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Matsuo, Toshiaki Okuno, Makoto Fujihara, Eiichi Imoto, Hirofumi Ebe, Tomohiro Omure, Izumi Ozeki, Takashi Yamamoto, Yuki Kato, Tomoya Matsuda, Shoichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10859935
    Abstract: A toner includes toner particle containing at least a strontium titanate particle on the surface of the toner particle, and the toner is a water-washed toner from which strontium titanate particle desorbable by water washing are removed by water washing. The water-washed toner contains the strontium titanate particle having a number average particle diameter of primary particle (D1) of 10 nm or more and 150 nm or less, and when the distribution of an Sr element in the water-washed toner in the depth direction is determined, (i) the Sr element abundance on the outermost surface x satisfying 0.00<x?0.80, and (ii) the difference between x and xp “xp?x” satisfying 0.00<xp?x?0.95, where xp is the maximum peak value (atomic %) of the Sr element abundance in the region from the outermost surface to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohtsu, Tadashi Fukuda, Mikihiro Akasaki, Akinori Miyamoto, Kota Mori, Masami Hano, Takashi Kase, Daisuke Tsujimoto, Ryuichiro Matsuo, Kazuto Hosoi, Yoshihiro Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200358568
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal including a receiver, which, in operation, receives a Channel State Information Reference Signal (CSI-RS) candidate list for CSI-RS configuration information. The CSI-RS candidate list is indicated as Radio Resource Control (RRC) control information for respective terminals. The terminal further includes circuitry, which, in operation, specifies at least one CSI-RS resource information of a measurement target based on the CSI-RS candidate list, and measures a reception power using the specified CSI-RS resource information. The terminal also includes a transmitter, which, in operation, reports the result of the reception power measurement. A reception power measurement method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiko NISHIO, Hidetoshi SUZUKI, Masayuki HOSHINO, Hidenori MATSUO, Takashi TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200340399
    Abstract: In a main flow passage, a first heat exchanger, a first heat storage unit, a second heat exchanger, and a second heat storage unit are connected by a heating medium flow passage. The main flow passage allows a heating medium to be circulated. A sub flow passage includes a shortened flow passage which is a part of the heating medium flow passage and branches from the heating medium flow passage between the second heat exchanger and the second heat storage unit and extends to the first heat storage unit. The sub flow passage allows circulation of the heating medium between the first heat storage unit and the second heat exchanger. A first heating means in a middle of the shortened flow passage, the first heating means heating a passing heat medium, and a switching means conducting switching between the main flow passage and the sub flow passage are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.)
    Inventors: Yohei KUBO, Masaki MATSUKUMA, Yuji MATSUO, Takashi SATO, Ryo NAKAMICHI
  • Publication number: 20200302306
    Abstract: Configuring a quantum computing system to determine a solution to an optimization problem includes encoding the optimization problem in an encoding language to produce an encoded optimization model. The encoded optimization model is transformed into a unconstrained model. The encoded optimization model includes an objective function having one or more terms. The one or more terms are converted to one or more Pauli terms. An Ising Hamiltonian is generated using the one or more terms. The Ising Hamiltonian corresponds to the optimization problem. An instruction indicative of the Ising Hamiltonian is provided to the quantum computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsuo, Takashi Imamichi, Marco Pistoia
  • Patent number: 10778072
    Abstract: A control device moves a split claw (11) holding a projecting portion (4d) of an eighth-layer coil segment (4) in a counterclockwise direction D1. At this time, the control device moves first to third extended blades (13a) to (13c) in an outward direction D3 so that the projecting portion (4d) of the eighth-layer coil segment (4) is bent in the outward direction D3. Then, the control device moves the first to third extended blades (13a) to (13c) in an inward direction D4. Through the above steps, the projecting portion (4d) of the eighth-layer coil segment (4) is bent in the counterclockwise direction D1 while being bent in the outward direction D3. As a result, a return force tending to return in the inward direction D4 is generated by an elastic deformation force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuhei Okuda, Takashi Matsuo, Toru Eguchi
  • Patent number: 10778783
    Abstract: There is provided a service providing apparatus including a determination unit configured to determine a service to be provided for an information processing apparatus based on apparatus-related information acquired from the information processing apparatus, the apparatus-related information including spatial information and function information, the spatial information being related to a space in which a function of the information processing apparatus is extended and being acquired from an external object by the information processing apparatus, the function information indicating the function of the information processing apparatus, and a processing unit configured to execute a process for the service determined to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Oba, Shunsuke Suzuki, Takashi Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20200283061
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive device for an industrial vehicle includes a variable displacement pump, a displacement control valve, a power steering cylinder, a power steering valve, a loading cylinder, a loading valve, a hydraulic oil passage, and a pilot line. The displacement control valve controls the variable displacement pump to increase displacement of the variable displacement pump when differential pressure between discharge pressure of hydraulic oil discharged from the variable displacement pump and pilot pressure generated in the pilot line is smaller than a predetermined set pressure. A spool of the loading valve is provided with a groove portion that forms a communication passage that makes communication between the hydraulic oil passage and the pilot line at a neutral position of the loading valve when the power steering valve is located in a neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takashi UNO, Naoya YOKOMACHI, Yuki UEDA, Tsutomu MATSUO
  • Patent number: 10771207
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal including a receiver, which, in operation, receives a Channel State Information Reference Signal (CSI-RS) candidate list for CSI-RS configuration information. The CSI-RS candidate list is indicated as Radio Resource Control (RRC) control information for respective terminals. The terminal further includes circuitry, which, in operation, specifies at least one CSI-RS resource information of a measurement target based on the CSI-RS candidate list, and measures a reception power using the specified CSI-RS resource information. The terminal also includes a transmitter, which, in operation, reports the result of the reception power measurement. A reception power measurement method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Akihiko Nishio, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Hoshino, Hidenori Matsuo, Takashi Tamura
  • Publication number: 20200215819
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejection head including: a liquid ejection part including a pressure chamber, a nozzle, and a liquid discharge flow path; a liquid storage part including a supply liquid chamber and a discharge liquid chamber; and a flow path part including an intermediate supply flow path and an intermediate discharge flow path. The intermediate supply flow path and the intermediate discharge flow path are formed such that a minimum distance between an opening of the intermediate supply flow path on a side facing the liquid storage part and an opening of the intermediate discharge flow path on the side facing the liquid storage part is greater than a minimum distance between a liquid inlet and a liquid discharge outlet on a predetermined first opening forming surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hironobu YAMAGUCHI, Takashi MATSUO
  • Publication number: 20200210735
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising a situation acquiring unit configured to acquire a situation of one movable object, and a storing execution unit configured to store a face image of an occupant on the one movable object, captured by an image-capturing unit mounted on the one movable object when the one movable object is in a predetermined situation, as a face image of the occupant with neutral facial expression is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshikazu MATSUO, Hisumi ESAKI, Takashi OKADA, Hiromi SATO
  • Publication number: 20200202108
    Abstract: A control apparatus is provided, including: an other-vehicle emotion acquiring unit configured to acquire an other-vehicle emotion indicating an emotion of an occupant of a second vehicle different from a first vehicle; a determination unit configured to determine whether to perform notification to an occupant of the first vehicle based on the other-vehicle emotion; and a notification control unit configured to perform control to notify the occupant of the first vehicle of notification information based on the other-vehicle emotion when the determination unit determines to perform the notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshikazu MATSUO, Hisumi ESAKI, Takashi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20200186419
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition control unit configured to acquire information on function extension from an external object, the information on the function extension including attribute information indicating a function of a device and connection information relating to a connection to the device, and a function control unit configured to extend a function of the information processing apparatus based on the acquired attribute information, connect to a device corresponding to the extended function based on the acquired connection information, and enable the extended function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUO, Masahiro OBA, Shunsuke SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10666704
    Abstract: An information providing system includes the following elements. An IC card stores card ID. An information providing terminal reads out the card ID of the IC card, provides information to the IC card, and transmits the card ID and the information provided to the IC card or the ID of the provided information to a management server. The management server receives the card ID and the information provided to the IC card or the provided information ID from the information providing terminal, has a database to manage the card ID and the provided information such that the card ID is associated with the provided information, acquires the information provided to the IC card from the database in response to an information request from a client terminal, and supplies the provided information to the client terminal. The client terminal displays the provided information supplied from the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20200134337
    Abstract: An emotion estimation apparatus includes a recording section that records one or more events that cause a change in an emotion of a person and prediction information for predicting, for each event, an occurrence of the event; an event predicting section that predicts the occurrence of the event, based on detection of the prediction information; and a frequency setting section that sets a frequency with which an estimation of the emotion is performed. If the occurrence of the event is predicted by the event predicting section, the frequency setting section sets the frequency to be higher than in a case where the occurrence of the event is not predicted, and also sets the frequency based on the content of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenji OKUMA, Takashi OKADA, Kota SAITO, Seungho CHOI, Yoshikazu MATSUO, Naoki KIKUCHI, Katsuya IKENOBU
  • Patent number: 10636587
    Abstract: A low-cost electrochemical capacitor is provided which has high capacity and excellent charging and discharging characteristics, simultaneously has excellent safety and reliability, and has the basic performance as a capacitor, achieved in that between a negative electrode and a positive electrode, a solution of a specific polyether copolymer, an inorganic or organic filler, and an electrolyte salt is selected as appropriate as the electrolyte and is held between the two electrodes. This low-cost electrochemical capacitor has the basic performance of a capacitor, has high capacity and excellent charging and discharging characteristics, and simultaneously has excellent safety and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: OSAKA SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsuo, Masato Tabuchi, Hideaki Ueda, Katsuhito Miura
  • Patent number: 10630150
    Abstract: A housing member includes a case member and a cover member having an insertion portion inserted into a seal groove. The case member and the cover member assembled together provide a housing space for housing a protective component inside. A housing space side inner groove surface of a peripheral wall portion and an external space side inner groove surface of the peripheral wall portion extend along an insertion direction of the insertion portion into the seal groove. A first distance between the external space side peripheral surface and the external space side inner groove surface opposite to the external space side peripheral surface is larger than a second distance between a housing space side peripheral surface extending along the insertion direction on the housing space side of the insertion portion and the housing space side inner groove surface opposite to the housing space side peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Tsuboi, Koji Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20200109719
    Abstract: A centrifugal compressor includes: an impeller; a main flow passage which receives the impeller and extends in a rotation axis direction of the impeller; an auxiliary flow passage which includes an upstream communication portion communicating to the main flow passage and a downstream communication portion communicating to the main flow passage at closer to the impeller than the upstream communication portion, and extends in a rotation direction of the impeller; a plurality of opening/closing portions which each have an opening portion and are arranged in the auxiliary flow passage; and a drive unit configured to move at least one of the plurality of opening/closing portions in the rotation direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi FUJIWARA, Ryusuke NUMAKURA, Kengo MATSUO, Kensuke HIRATA, Yuji SASAKI