Patents by Inventor Takashi Nishimoto

Takashi Nishimoto 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: 20240044796
    Abstract: A determination device includes an irradiator, an extractor, an imager, and a determiner, The irradiator irradiates an object including a food or a plant with a light. The extractor extracts a predetermined fluorescence emission having a predetermined wavelength out of fluorescence emissions generated from a surface of the object irradiated with the light. The imager captures a fluorescence image indicating the predetermined fluorescence emission. The determiner determines a state of the object based on an index indicating a fluorescence intensity of the fluorescence image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Taichi KOBAYASHI, Kentaro SAKAI, Kenji HIYOSHI, Tomoko MATSUMOTO, Yoshinori GEJIMA, Motomi NISHIMOTO, Kiichiro SATO, Masataka NAKANO, Takashi NAMIKAWA, Shotaro MAEDA, Shogo KAWAI, Yuri YANAGI
  • Patent number: 11872992
    Abstract: In a vehicle user-assistance system, a user's voice is acquired before the user enters a vehicle, and the mental state of the user is inferred based on the acquired voice. Then, it is determined whether the inferred mental state is an irritated state compared with a criterial value. When the mental state is an irritated state, navigation that relieves irritation is proposed to the user having entered the vehicle. Thus, the user starts to travel with his or her irritation reduced or relieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Nishimoto, Kenji Sato, Kei Yamamoto, Ryuta Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20230416328
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the treatment of lung, liver, and/or kidney injury, by administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a (very) long acting C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), CNP derivative, (very) long acting CNP derivative, or (very) long acting CNP receptor (NPRB) agonist. The disclosure also relates to the treatment of non-cardiovascular causes of low blood oxygenation, elevated levels of inflammatory cells in the lung, pulmonary edema, sepsis, bacteremia, fibrosis in general, and/or interstitial lung disease using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Hirofumi Tachibana, Motofumi Kumazoe, Yasutake Tanaka, Takashi Nojiri, Gerardo Castillo, Akiko Nishimoto-Ashfield, Elijah Bolotin, Yao Yao
  • Publication number: 20230364922
    Abstract: An ink contains a medium, a coloring agent, a fixing polymer, and one or more kinds of polymers other than the fixing polymer. The coloring agent is dissolved or dispersed in the medium. The fixing polymer has a glass-transition temperature higher than the ordinary temperature and is dispersed in the medium. The one or more kinds of polymers each have a glass-transition temperature higher than the ordinary temperature and are dissolved or dispersed in the medium. The fixing polymer is higher in glass-transition temperature than 80 mass % or more of the one or more kinds of polymers contained in the ink and each having a glass-transition temperature higher than the ordinary temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Shuichi FUKUOKA, Hisamitsu SAKAI, Akihiko NISHIMOTO, Hitoshi OOKODA, Takashi MIYAHARA, Atsushi ISHIHARA, Chihiro TAKESHITA
  • Publication number: 20230256752
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes an ink ejector, a dryer, and a melting device. The ink ejector ejects an ink to an object on which a printed record is to be produced. The ink contains a medium and a fixing polymer. The dryer heats the object to expedite evaporation of the medium. The melting device is configured to irradiate the ink on the object with ultraviolet rays to subject the ink to heat that causes the fixing polymer to melt and to fix the ink to the object accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Shuichi FUKUOKA, Hisamitsu SAKAI, Akihiko NISHIMOTO, Hitoshi OOKODA, Takashi MIYAHARA, Atsushi ISHIHARA, Chihiro TAKESHITA
  • Publication number: 20230258853
    Abstract: An optical filter including: a substrate; and a dielectric multilayer film laid on or above at least one major surface of the substrate as an outermost layer, in which the substrate includes a resin film including a dye (IR) and a resin, the dye (IR) has a maximum absorption wavelength in a wavelength of 680 to 800 nm in the resin, and the optical filter satisfies specific spectroscopic characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko SHIONO, Takuro SHIMADA, Yuichiro ORITA, Nanako NISHIMOTO, Takashi NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20230241164
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of treating a subject having abnormal vasculature by administering to the subject a therapeutically effective bolus dose of a composition including a long acting C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), CNP derivative, long acting CNP derivative, long acting CNP receptor (NPRB) agonist, or any combination thereof. The present disclosure further relates to treating a subject in need of an increase in cytotoxic T cell and/or NK cell activity by administering to the subject a therapeutically effective bolus dose of a composition including a long acting C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), CNP derivative, long acting CNP derivative, long acting CNP receptor (NPRB) agonist, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Hirofumi Tachibana, Motofumi Kumazoe, Yasutake Tanaka, Takashi Nojiri, Gerardo Castillo, Akiko Nishimoto-Ashfield, Elijah Bolotin, Yao Yao
  • Publication number: 20230216591
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is a optical main signal processing node apparatus including: an input port for inputting an optical multiplexed with signals pertaining to a plurality of services from an optical transmission path; an output port for outputting an optical signal multiplexed with signals pertaining to a plurality of services to an optical transmission path; a optical main signal processer configured to perform optical main signal processing on an optical signal input from the input port; and a path switch configured to switch a path of the optical signal input from the input port to one of a first path for guiding the optical signal to the output port and a second path for guiding the optical signal to the optical main signal processer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Kota Asaka, Keita NISHIMOTO, Yukio TOYOSHIMA, Takashi YAMADA, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20230208518
    Abstract: An optical wireless communication system (1) for wirelessly transmitting a signal beam (L) between optical communication units (2) and (3) located at two points apart from each other includes an aiming mechanism (4) that is provided in each of the optical communication units (2) and (3) located at the two points and has an aiming line (S), which is parallel to an optical axis (O) and has a predetermined interval from the optical axis (O), with the optical axis (O) of the signal beam (L) of each of the optical communication units (2) and (3) located at the two points aligned in a straight line, and a first front sight that is provided in each of the optical communication units (2) and (3) and provided at a position that is off the optical axis (O) and the aiming line (S) and has a predetermined interval from the optical axis (O) and a predetermined interval from the aiming line (S).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi IMAI, Yushi KOYASAKO, Keita NISHIMOTO, Takashi YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11613181
    Abstract: An information displaying apparatus for a vehicle includes a translucent cover panel, first and second displays which are placed in erect positions located on one side of the cover panel, and imaging optical elements which are placed beside the first and second displays along a surface of the cover panel on the one side of the cover panel, and are configured to form real images of screens of the first and second displays as floating images in a region located on the other side of the cover panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Yamamoto, Kenji Sato, Takashi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 11590902
    Abstract: An information distribution system obtains event information such as image data about an event in the past or future using a collection server or a creation server, and stores the obtained event information in a storage server. The event information such as the image data is obtained with association to a location of the event and stored. The vehicle includes an image display system. An occupant wears a wearable device which is a display unit. When the location of an event is within the field of view of the occupant, the event image is displayed through the wearable device based on the event information such as the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Kei Yamamoto, Takashi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 11518369
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an operation unit operated by a driver; and a controller that causes a vehicle to turn according to a movement of the operation unit and causes a height of the vehicle to be changed. The controller causes the height of the vehicle to be changed according to an upward or downward movement of the operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Kei Yamamoto, Takashi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 11490056
    Abstract: A controller of a drone includes a storage unit that stores a scene information database containing a plurality of scene information sets arranged in time series of a video, in each of the scene information sets, a relative position with respect to a vehicle in capturing a scene of the video and a duration of the scene are associated with each other, a vehicle information acquisition unit that receives vehicle information from the vehicle, a traveling position estimation unit that estimates a future traveling position of the vehicle based on the vehicle information, and a flight path calculation unit that, based on the estimated traveling position and the scene information database, calculates, for each of the scenes, a flight path that passes through the relative position with respect to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Kei Yamamoto, Takashi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 11407310
    Abstract: A projector is disposed inside a seatback of a front seat as a vehicle seat; therefore, when a driver as an occupant seated in the front seat checks the rear side with a rearview mirror or the like, the projector can be restrained from entering the field of view of the driver. Accordingly, different from the case in which the projector is disposed on a ceiling of the vehicle cabin or the like and exposed into the vehicle cabin, it is possible to restrain the projector from blocking the field of view of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Kei Yamamoto, Takashi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 11305519
    Abstract: A laminated foam sheet obtained by a coextrusion lamination method and having a polyethylene foam layer, and an antistatic layer laminated on at least one side of the foam layer. The antistatic layer contains a polyethylene resin, an ionomer resin and a polyalkylene glycol and has such specific morphology that the polyethylene resin forms a continuous phase and the ionomer resin forms small dispersed phases dispersed in the continuous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: JSP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Nishimoto, Ryohei Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20220017097
    Abstract: In a vehicle user-assistance system, a user's voice is acquired before the user enters a vehicle, and the mental state of the user is inferred based on the acquired voice. Then, it is determined whether the inferred mental state is an irritated state compared with a criterial value. When the mental state is an irritated state, navigation that relieves irritation is proposed to the user having entered the vehicle. Thus, the user starts to travel with his or her irritation reduced or relieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi NISHIMOTO, Kenji SATO, Kei YAMAMOTO, Ryuta YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210346974
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an engine-driven welding machine 1 including: a current selector 52 via which a user sets a current for each of DC power supplies, and which outputs a setting signal based on the current set by user; an output switcher 71; and a controller 4. The output switcher 71 has the function of switching between a first output mode in which outputs of the plurality of DC power supplies 2, 3 are collectively outputted from a predetermined welding output terminal 23, and a second output mode in which outputs of the DC power supplies 2, 3 are individually outputted from the welding output terminals 23, 33. The controller 4 automatically switches between the first and second output modes in accordance with the setting signal received from the current selector 52.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: YAMABIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi MARUOKA, Takashi NISHIMOTO, Takafumi FUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210309068
    Abstract: An on-vehicle equipment operation device includes an air-conditioning duct that has an open end through which air-conditioned air blows, a display that is disposed outside the air conditioner and configured to display an image, an image forming optical element, and at least one equipment operation switch that is disposed at a lower edge of the open end. The image forming optical element is configured to form, as a floating image near the open end of the air-conditioning duct, a real image of the image that is displayed on the display. The floating image includes at least one equipment operation icon. The at least one equipment operation switch corresponds to the at least one equipment operation icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kei Yamamoto, Takashi Nishimoto, Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20210221356
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes an operation unit operated by a driver; and a controller that causes a vehicle to turn according to a movement of the operation unit and causes a height of the vehicle to be changed. The controller causes the height of the vehicle to be changed according to an upward or downward movement of the operation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kenji Sato, Kei Yamamoto, Takashi Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20210213832
    Abstract: An information displaying apparatus for a vehicle includes a translucent cover panel, first and second displays which are placed in erect positions located on one side of the cover panel, and imaging optical elements which are placed beside the first and second displays along a surface of the cover panel on the one side of the cover panel, and are configured to form real images of screens of the first and second displays as floating images in a region located on the other side of the cover panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kei Yamamoto, Kenji Sato, Takashi Nishimoto