Patents by Inventor Takashi Seki

Takashi Seki 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: 11425298
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device, an imaging method, and a program capable of setting a resolution based on a distance to a subject. A control unit which changes a resolution of a captured image on the basis of distance information, corresponding to the captured image, regarding a detected distance to a subject included in the image is included. The control unit changes a resolution of a portion of a region of the captured image on the basis of the distance information. The portion of the region is a region distant from another region. The control unit changes the resolution of the portion of the region such that the portion of the region becomes higher than a resolution of another region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Kenzaburo Seki, Tetsuya Shimoda, Yasuyoshi Kuwazoe, Yuta Nakao, Takashi Kohashi
  • Patent number: 11410855
    Abstract: A method of producing an electroconductive substrate including a base material, and an electroconductive pattern disposed on one main surface side of the base material includes: a step of forming a trench including a bottom surface to which a foundation layer is exposed, and a lateral surface which includes a surface of a trench formation layer, according to an imprint method; and a step of forming an electroconductive pattern layer by growing metal plating from the foundation layer which is exposed to the bottom surface of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Daitoku, Susumu Taniguchi, Akiko Seki, Atsushi Sato, Yuhei Horikawa, Makoto Orikasa, Hisayuki Abe
  • Publication number: 20220236704
    Abstract: A cloud server includes a history information acquirer that acquires history information including operation history information expressing a history of a device setting parameter of an air conditioner or a water heater, environment history information expressing the environment in which the air conditioner or the water heater operates, and user information expressing a user of the air conditioner or the water heater, a coefficient determiner that determines, based on the history information, a neural network coefficient of the neural network, and a schedule generator that uses the neural network, in which the neural network coefficient is determined by the coefficient determiner, to generate schedule information expressing a future operation schedule of the air conditioner or the water heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Masato NAGASAWA, Satoko MIKI, Junko KIJIMA, Takashi SEKI, Takashi ARAI
  • Publication number: 20220227906
    Abstract: Pressure-responsive particles include pressure-responsive base particles and silica particles, in which the pressure-responsive base particles contain a styrene-based resin that contains styrene and other vinyl monomers as polymerization components and a (meth)acrylic acid ester-based resin that contains at least two kinds of (meth)acrylic acid esters as polymerization components and in which a ratio of a mass of the (meth)acrylic acid esters to a total mass of polymerization components is 90% by mass or more, the pressure-responsive particles have at least two glass transition temperatures, a difference between a lowest glass transition temperature and a highest glass transition temperature is 30° C. or higher, and a ratio of a surface coating rate Cs2 by the silica particles after application of the following first stress to a surface coating rate Cs1 by the silica particles before application of stress satisfies a relationship of 0.4?Cs2/Cs1?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi IIDA, Takako KOBAYASHI, Takashi HASEGAWA, Kiyohiro YAMANAKA, Takeshi IWANAGA, Satoshi KAMIWAKI, Mieko SEKI, Sumiaki YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220218516
    Abstract: A heating and cooling stimulation device includes a stimulation supply unit configured to supply hot stimulation and cold stimulation to a subject; an estimation unit configured to estimate a fatigue level of the subject; and a control unit configured to control an operation of the stimulation supply unit so as to supply the hot stimulation and the cold stimulation alternately to the subject in accordance with the fatigue level estimated by the estimation unit. The control unit controls the operation of the stimulation supply unit such that an amount of the cold stimulation received by the subject increases as the fatigue level estimated by the estimation unit becomes higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUOKA, Takuya KATAOKA, Masaru KAKIZAKI, Taiji KAWACHI, Yuuki SHIMIZU, Hideki SEKI
  • Publication number: 20220224047
    Abstract: Provided is a power transmission device with which it is possible to minimize transmission of an excessive external force. This power transmission device (200) has an input lever (204), an output lever (212), and a housing (202) that are capable of moving relative to each other and that are mechanically connected to each other so as to be capable of transmitting power therebetween. The power transmission device has: a main spring (208) disposed on a first power transmission path that is for transmitting power between the input lever (204) and the output lever (212); a return spring (216) disposed on a second power transmission path that is for transmitting power between the input lever (204) and the housing (202); and a damper (214) disposed on a third power transmission path that is for transmitting power between the output lever (212) and the housing (202).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsunaga, Toshiya Seki, Junji Yasuda, Tsutomu Takahashi, Takashi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11383751
    Abstract: A collar member formed as a hollow cylinder having an opening at one end into which a mounting pin member of the damper unit is inserted, and which is secured to a cored bar member, a seat part provided at the other end of the collar member in which the insertion side tip of the pin is seated, a positioning groove part formed on the collar member between the seat part and the opening, a locking groove part formed on the pin that is positioned in the positioning groove part when the insertion side tip is seated in the seat part, and a spring member provided on the cored bar member inserted through the positioning groove part that is elastically locked by the locking groove part when the insertion side tip is seated in the seat part and retains the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Jinkeun Kim, Toshiaki Ebana, Takashi Seki
  • Patent number: 11368626
    Abstract: A display control apparatus, in which a user can easily recognize “taste of bokeh” of a captured image before the image is recorded, is disclosed. The display control apparatus controls so as to display, together with a first item that indicates either one of a setting value of an F-number or a T-number, a second item that indicates information that relates to an F-number and an amount of variance of a T-number that correspond to a current setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taiki Mashimo, Takashi Kobayashi, Takashi Seki
  • Patent number: 11336829
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes an obtainment unit capable of obtaining a captured image, and a control unit that performs control to display the captured image on a display device, wherein the control unit performs control to, when the orientation of the display device is horizontal, display the captured image in a first size on the display device, display a first item in a first region located along a first side of the display device, and display a second item in a second region located along a second side of the display device, and when the orientation of the display device is vertical, display the captured image in the first size on the display device, and display the first item and the second item nearer than when the orientation of the display device is horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akio Yoshikawa, Takashi Seki
  • Patent number: 11112540
    Abstract: An antifogging member has an concave-convex surface defined by convex portions and concave portions, a Fourier-transformed image obtained by applying two-dimensional fast-Fourier transform processing to an observation image of the concave-convex surface exhibits a circular or annular pattern having an origin for which the absolute value of the wave number is 0 ?m?1 as the substantial center thereof, the convex portions and the concave portions extend in random directions in plan view, the average pitch of the concave portions and convex portions of the concave-convex surface is in the range of 50-250 nm, and the water contact angle on a smooth surface formed from the material constituting the concave-convex surface is 90 degrees or less. The antifogging member has high abrasion resistance, minimal haze, and a small difference in chromaticity and transmittance when viewed from oblique and perpendicular directions, and the transmittance and chromaticity thereof are not azimuth dependent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayano Takeshita, Kaori Takano, Madoka Takahashi, Takashi Seki
  • Publication number: 20210269080
    Abstract: A collar member formed as a hollow cylinder having an opening at one end into which a mounting pin member of the damper unit is inserted, and which is secured to a cored bar member, a seat part provided at the other end of the collar member in which the insertion side tip of the pin is seated, a positioning groove part formed on the collar member between the seat part and the opening, a locking groove part formed on the pin that is positioned in the positioning groove part when the insertion side tip is seated in the seat part, and a spring member provided on the cored bar member inserted through the positioning groove part that is elastically locked by the locking groove part when the insertion side tip is seated in the seat part and retains the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jinkeun KIM, Toshiaki EBANA, Takashi SEKI
  • Publication number: 20210250517
    Abstract: A display control apparatus, in which a user can easily recognize “taste of bokeh” of a captured image before the image is recorded, is disclosed. The display control apparatus controls so as to display, together with a first item that indicates either one of a setting value of an F-number or a T-number, a second item that indicates information that relates to an F-number and an amount of variance of a T-number that correspond to a current setting value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Taiki Mashimo, Takashi Kobayashi, Takashi Seki
  • Publication number: 20210243381
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes an obtainment unit capable of obtaining a captured image, and a control unit that performs control to display the captured image on a display device, wherein the control unit performs control to, when the orientation of the display device is horizontal, display the captured image in a first size on the display device, display a first item in a first region located along a first side of the display device, and display a second item in a second region located along a second side of the display device, and when the orientation of the display device is vertical, display the captured image in the first size on the display device, and display the first item and the second item nearer than when the orientation of the display device is horizontal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Akio Yoshikawa, Takashi Seki
  • Publication number: 20210206916
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a curable composition comprising: an epoxy compound represented by the following Formula (1); and one selected from the group consisting of: a thermal cationic polymerization initiator, an acid anhydride-based curing agent and a curing accelerator, and a photo-cationic polymerization initiator as well as the cured product therefrom. The above described curable composition is useful in that it allows for the production of a cured product having a high heat resistance. (In the Formula (1), A represents CR17R18; B represents CR19R20; R1 to R20 each independently represents a substituent selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group and an alkoxy group; and n represents 0 or 1, with the proviso that when n is 0, m represents 1, and when n is 1, m represents 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi KAMEYAMA, Ryuichi UENO, Hisashi SONE, Shohei TAKATA, Takashi SEKI
  • Patent number: 10995079
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a monoepoxy compound represented by the following Formula (1), a curable composition containing the same, a cured product therefrom, a method of producing the monoepoxy compound, and a reactive diluent containing the monoepoxy compound. The monoepoxy compound represented by the Formula (1) is useful in that it is capable of reducing the viscosity of a curable composition containing the monoepoxy compound, while preventing a reduction in the heat resistance of the curable composition as well as a reduction in the weight of the curable composition upon curing. (In the Formula (1), R1 to R6 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, and an alkoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kameyama, Ryuichi Ueno, Hisashi Sone, Hiroaki Suzuki, Shohei Takata, Takashi Seki
  • Patent number: 10961345
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a curable composition comprising: an epoxy compound represented by the following Formula (1); and one selected from the group consisting of: a thermal cationic polymerization initiator, an acid anhydride-based curing agent and a curing accelerator, and a photo-cationic polymerization initiator as well as the cured product therefrom. The above described curable composition is useful in that it allows for the production of a cured product having a high heat resistance. (In the Formula (1), A represents CR17R18; B represents CR19R20; R1 to R20 each independently represents a substituent selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group and an alkoxy group; and n represents 0 or 1, with the proviso that when n is 0, m represents 1, and when n is 1, m represents 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kameyama, Ryuichi Ueno, Hisashi Sone, Shohei Takata, Takashi Seki
  • Publication number: 20200299458
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a curable composition comprising: an epoxy compound represented by the following Formula (1); and one selected from the group consisting of: a thermal cationic polymerization initiator, an acid anhydride-based curing agent and a curing accelerator, and a photo-cationic polymerization initiator as well as the cured product therefrom. The above described curable composition is useful in that it allows for the production of a cured product having a high heat resistance. (In the Formula (1), A represents CR17R18; B represents CR19R20; R1 to R20 each independently represents a substituent selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group and an alkoxy group; and n represents 0 or 1, with the proviso that when n is 0, m represents 1, and when n is 1, m represents 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi KAMEYAMA, Ryuichi UENO, Hisashi SONE, Shohei TAKATA, Takashi SEKI
  • Patent number: 10697887
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus that measures an optical characteristic of a surface in accordance with a standard selected from a plurality of standards is provided. The apparatus includes an illumination device configured to illuminate the surface with light from a light source, an imaging device configured to image the light source with reflected light from the surface illuminated by the illumination device, and a processor configured to process image data having number of pixels obtained by reducing number of pixels of the imaging device by a reduction rate to obtain the optical characteristic of the surface. The processor is configured to determine the reduction rate based on the selected standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Kasai, Hiroshi Kawanago, Takashi Seki
  • Patent number: 10533845
    Abstract: A measuring device for measuring an object includes a controller, a projector, an imaging unit, and a processor, the controller controls the projector and the imaging unit to start projection and imaging in a second condition after starting projection and imaging in a first condition, and to start imaging in the second condition with a time interval of an integer multiple of a period of intensity of light other than a pattern of light from an imaging start time in the first condition, and the processor obtains intersection point positions of gradation values between image data obtained at the same imaging time in each condition among image data obtained at each imaging time in the first condition and image data obtained at each imaging time in the second condition, and calculates the shape information based on the obtained intersection point positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Seki
  • Publication number: 20200012018
    Abstract: An antifogging member has an concave-convex surface defined by convex portions and concave portions, a Fourier-transformed image obtained by applying two-dimensional fast-Fourier transform processing to an observation image of the concave-convex surface exhibits a circular or annular pattern having an origin for which the absolute value of the wave number is 0 ?m?1 as the substantial center thereof, the convex portions and the concave portions extend in random directions in plan view, the average pitch of the concave portions and convex portions of the concave-convex surface is in the range of 50-250 nm, and the water contact angle on a smooth surface formed from the material constituting the concave-convex surface is 90 degrees or less. The antifogging member has high abrasion resistance, minimal haze, and a small difference in chromaticity and transmittance when viewed from oblique and perpendicular directions, and the transmittance and chromaticity thereof are not azimuth dependent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayano TAKESHITA, Kaori TAKANO, Madoka TAKAHASHI, Takashi SEKI