Patents by Inventor Takeshi Matsumura

Takeshi Matsumura 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: 11159684
    Abstract: An image forming system is configured to receive an input of natural language speech. Regardless of whether the natural language speech includes a combination of first words or second words, the image forming system can recognize the natural language speech as an instruction to select a specific print setting displayed on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Takahashi, Yuji Naya, Takeshi Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20210323556
    Abstract: A vehicle control device has a processor configured to assess whether or not a lane change is necessary based on a scheduled route and surrounding environment information for a vehicle and select a traffic lane of the road, to produce a driving lane plan showing the scheduled driving lane, determine the notification priority representing the priority for notifying the driver of the planned lane change, based on at least one item from among the scheduled route, and the result of assessing whether or not the planned lane change is included in a plurality of continuous planned lane changes to be executed for a common purpose, when it has been planned to execute a lane change and suppress notification to the driver of planned lane changes with low notification priority compared to notification to the driver of planned lane changes with high notification priority, using a notification unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUMURA, Ryosuke MACHIDA, Ryuta HASHIMOTO, Yuki MORI, Takamitsu TOYOURA
  • Publication number: 20210292382
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a transmission-blocking vaccine using an immunogenic protein which is specifically expressed in the oocyst stage of malaria parasites or a peptide fragment thereof, and an oral transmission-blocking vaccine capable of immunizing various animals involved in the malaria infectious cycle with such a vaccine. The present invention relates to a malaria transmission-blocking vaccine for oral administration containing an immunogenic protein derived from malaria parasite which is specifically expressed in the oocyst stage of malaria parasites or a peptide fragment thereof, and a method of blocking the transmission of malaria using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicants: Hokusan Co. Ltd., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, School Juridical Person The Kitasato Institute
    Inventors: Noriko Tabayashi, Toru Gotanda, Hanae Sasaki, Noriko Itchoda, Uiko Kagaya, Takeshi Matsumura, Akira Ito, Hiromi Ikadai
  • Publication number: 20210292779
    Abstract: Plants are created with desired traits by conveniently and rapidly inhibiting methylation of target DNA in plants, without using recombination technology. Scaffold RNA produced by transcription of target DNA is cleaved in an RNA-directed DNA methylation mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Chikara MASUTA, Tsuyoshi INUKAI, Wataru MATSUNAGA, Reika ISODA, Takeshi MATSUMURA, Go ATSUMI
  • Patent number: 11112143
    Abstract: Provided are a fan filter unit and a sterilization apparatus capable of shortening a sterilization operation time to be performed at a changeover. The sterilization apparatus has: a working space; a fan filter unit for supplying clean air to the working space; and a sterilizing gas charging unit on the air suction side of the fan filter unit. The fan filter unit comprises: a fan unit section constituted by an air blower and a pressurization chamber; a dust removal filter provided on the downstream side of the fan unit section; a passage bypassing the dust removal filter; and an opening and closing mechanism of the passage. By opening the opening and closing mechanism, the air flow not passing through the dust removal filter can be supplied to the secondary side of the fan filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Yokoyama, Takeshi Matsumura, Hirotoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210228761
    Abstract: In a clean air device or a pass box that includes an ultraviolet light emitting device using a semiconductor chip, separately from a semiconductor chip that emits an ultraviolet ray, a semiconductor chip or an indicating lamp that emits visible light is disposed to visualize a strength of an ultraviolet intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKO, Takeshi MATSUMURA
  • Publication number: 20210221362
    Abstract: A vehicle travel control apparatus includes an actuator and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to determine whether a driver of a vehicle is in an abnormal state where the driver loses an ability of driving the vehicle. The electronic control unit is also configured to stop the vehicle at an abnormality determination time point onward, and control a vehicle speed by using the actuator such that the vehicle speed does not become lower than a lower limit vehicle speed in a period from the abnormality determination time point to a time point when the vehicle is stopped. The lower limit vehicle speed is set in accordance with a road shape influencing timing when a driver of another vehicle traveling behind the vehicle visually recognizes the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUMURA, Hirotada Otake
  • Publication number: 20210188275
    Abstract: A vehicle control device comprises a processor configured to determine a target merge location where the vehicle is to make a lane change from a merging lane to a main lane, in a merge zone on a scheduled route where the merging lane merges with the main lane, as a location that is before the location at the minimum distance to the end point of the merging lane allowing the driver to whom control of the vehicle has been handed over to operate the vehicle for the lane change, and when the vehicle has not completed the lane change upon reaching the target merge location, give the driver a first notification notifying that control of the vehicle will be switched from automatic control to manual control, by using a notifying unit that notifies the driver of information, or by using a vehicle controlling device that controls operation of the vehicle to perform a predetermined operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUMURA, Eiki KITAGAWA, Yu OKADA, Shota FUJII, Naoki NISHIMURA, Yuki MORI, Takamitsu TOYOURA
  • Publication number: 20210151053
    Abstract: There is provided a speech control system including: a microphone configured to acquire speech; a speaker configured to output speech; an image processing unit; and a controller configured to control settings of the image processing unit. The controller is configured to: specify one or more setting items represented by an input speech of a user acquired by the microphone that are to be set for the image processing unit, and depending on whether or not the specified one or more setting items satisfy a reading condition, cause the speaker to output a first response speech that reads the one or more setting items, or a second response speech that does not read at least one out of the one or more setting items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Toru TAKAHASHI, Takeshi MATSUMURA, Yuji NAYA
  • Publication number: 20210152700
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing system including: an image processing device; a microphone that is capable of acquiring speech; a retaining unit configured to retain, in a history database, setting values for image processing utilized in the past; an acquiring unit configured to acquire, based at least on that a specific word has been recognized in a result of speech recognition on speech acquired by the microphone, one or more setting values from the history database using an extraction condition corresponding to the specific word, and a setting unit configured to set up a new job to be executed by the image processing device based on the one or more setting values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsumura, Toru Takahashi, Yuji Naya
  • Patent number: 10994724
    Abstract: A vehicle travel control apparatus includes an actuator and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to determine whether a driver of a vehicle is in an abnormal state where the driver loses an ability of driving the vehicle. The electronic control unit is also configured to stop the vehicle at an abnormality determination time point onward, and control a vehicle speed by using the actuator such that the vehicle speed does not become lower than a lower limit vehicle speed in a period from the abnormality determination time point to a time point when the vehicle is stopped. The lower limit vehicle speed is set in accordance with a road shape influencing timing when a driver of another vehicle traveling behind the vehicle visually recognizes the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsumura, Hirotada Otake
  • Patent number: 10970572
    Abstract: The driver condition detection system includes a driver monitor camera capturing a face of a driver of a vehicle and generating a facial image of the driver, and a driver condition detection part configured to detect a condition of the driver based on the facial image. If a part of face parts of the driver is hidden in the facial image, the driver condition detection part is configured to detect a condition of the driver based on face parts of the driver not hidden in the facial image. The face parts of the driver are a mouth, nose, right eye, and left eye of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10946830
    Abstract: A seatbelt control device comprises a kinesthetic warning control part that is provided with a fitting operation part performing a fitting operation controlling a time for making the motor operate forward based on a motor current value when making the motor operate forward and controlling a belt tightness to an initial belt tightness, and a kinesthetic warning operation part performing a kinesthetic warning operation making the tightness of the seatbelt rise in stages from the initial belt tightness by repeating a forward operation making the motor operate forward and at least one operation of a braking operation short-circuiting the terminals of the motor to render the motor a short brake state or a reverse operation making the motor operate in reverse and k configured to perform the fitting operation before performing the kinesthetic warning operation on the seated passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shunichiroh Sawai, Takeshi Matsumura, Jun Sato
  • Publication number: 20210067992
    Abstract: Provided are a communication apparatus that is operated under a wireless communication environment to which a full duplex communication scheme is applied and a communication method. The communication apparatus includes a communication section that performs wireless communication and a control section that controls operation of the communication section and processing of a signal transmitted and received by the communication section. Upon receiving, through a downlink control channel from a base station, designation regarding a resource in which interference is to be measured, the control section conducts, in the designated resource, measurement of interference from another terminal. In addition, the control section further controls transmission of interference information obtained by the measurement to the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: NAOKI KUSASHIMA, RYOTA KIMURA, KAZUYUKI SHIMEZAWA, RYO SAWAI, HIROTO KURIKI, KEIICHI MIZUTANI, TAKESHI MATSUMURA, HIROSHI HARADA
  • Publication number: 20210067973
    Abstract: Provided is a communication device in which: a wireless network is formed of at least one sub-tree including a sub-root station; the sub-root station collects request wireless resource allocation information which a child station included in the sub-tree has; request wireless resource allocation information of the sub-root station itself is added to the collected request wireless resource allocation information, and the resultant information is reported to a parent station, the parent station notifies the sub-root station of wireless resource information available in the entire sub-tree; and the sub-root station allocates wireless resources to the sub-root station itself and the child station based on the wireless resource information notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Keiichi MIZUTANI, Hiroshi HARADA, Takeshi MATSUMURA, Takuya HABARA
  • Publication number: 20210058219
    Abstract: Provided is a communication apparatus that flexibly switches execution/non-execution of FD. The communication apparatus includes the followings: a resource allocation unit that allocates, to another communication apparatus, reception radio resources in a predetermined frequency channel and allocates transmission radio resources at least partially overlapping the reception radio resources on a time axis; and a notification unit that notifies the other communication apparatus of information regarding the reception radio resources and the transmission radio resources. The resource allocation unit further allocates transmission radio resources at least partially overlapping the reception radio resources on a frequency axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: RYOTA KIMURA, RYO SAWAI, KAZUYUKI SHIMEZAWA, NAOKI KUSASHIMA, HIROSHI HARADA, KEIICHI MIZUTANI, TAKESHI MATSUMURA, HIROTO KURIKI
  • Publication number: 20210021723
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a microphone configured to acquire sound, a display device configured to display information, and at least one controller. The at least one controller is configured to cause the display device to display a first screen at least including one setting item with a set value that can be changed by an instruction, cause the display device to display a second screen including a selection object for transition to the first screen, and acquire text data based on speech acquired through the microphone during display of the second screen and change the set value of the one setting item on the basis of the text data without causing the display device to display the first screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Toru Takahashi, Takeshi Matsumura, Yuji Naya
  • Patent number: 10896338
    Abstract: A control system comprising a reference image setting part setting a reference image of the face of the driver based on the image captured by the driver monitor camera, a monitoring part monitoring a condition of the driver based on the image captured by the driver monitor camera and the reference image, a first judging part judging if the face of the driver can no longer be recognized when monitoring the condition of the driver, a second judging part judging if the driver has been changed when the face of the driver can no longer be recognized, and a reference image resetting part resetting the reference image of the face of the driver based on the image captured by the driver monitor camera when it is judged that the driver has been changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsumura, Jun Sato, Kenichiroh Hara, Junya Kasugai, Koichiro Yamauchi, Kazuhiro Tomosue
  • Publication number: 20200389565
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming device, a display capable of displaying information, a microphone capable of acquiring a sound, and one or more controllers configured to function as a unit of performing control so as to display, on the display, a screen including an operation object that indicates, by a pointing position, a parameter related to a setting in forming the image, a unit of acquiring, based on voice information representing one-phrase voice expression acquired via the microphone, first identification information corresponding to the operation object and second identification information corresponding to an updating process on the pointing position, and a unit of performing control, based on at least information regarding a current pointing position indicated by the operation object, the first identification information, and the second identification information, so as to display a screen including the operation object updated in terms of the pointing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Naya, Toru Takahashi, Takeshi Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20200381242
    Abstract: The driver condition detection system includes a driver monitor camera capturing a face of a driver of a vehicle and generating a facial image of the driver, and a driver condition detection part configured to detect a condition of the driver based on the facial image. If a part of face parts of the driver is hidden in the facial image, the driver condition detection part is configured to detect a condition of the driver based on face parts of the driver not hidden in the facial image. The face parts of the driver are a mouth, nose, right eye, and left eye of the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventor: Takeshi Matsumura