Patents by Inventor Takeshi Shimada

Takeshi Shimada 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: 20220375131
    Abstract: A camera device includes an imaging unit for capturing an image of an imaging area in which a subject is present, a memory for storing a camera parameter related to imaging, a detection unit for detecting the subject from the captured image, a first determination unit for primarily determining a color of a target portion of the detected subject, a second determination unit for adjusting a determination result of a predetermined color corresponding to the target portion determined by the first determination unit based on the camera parameter, when the color of the target portion determined by the first determination unit is the predetermined color having a plurality of gradations, and a communication unit for transmitting an adjustment result of the predetermined color corresponding to the determined target portion and information on the target portion to an external device in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: i-PRO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi KOGA, Takeshi SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20220316174
    Abstract: A work machine comprises: a work implement; a hydraulic cylinder; a hydraulic pump that supplies the hydraulic oil to the hydraulic cylinder via a hydraulic circuit; a relief valve that can set a relief pressure of the hydraulic circuit to either a first set pressure or a second set pressure higher than the first set pressure; a detection unit that detects at least one of a pressure of the hydraulic oil in the hydraulic circuit and a speed of the work implement; and a relief pressure changing unit that changes a relief pressure of the relief valve from the first set pressure to the second set pressure based on a detection value of at least one of the pressure of the hydraulic oil in the hydraulic circuit and the speed of the work implement when the controlled state of the work implement is the excavation state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki KONDA, Takeshi OI, Kenjiro SHIMADA, Kenji OHIWA
  • Publication number: 20220320413
    Abstract: This method is for manufacturing a thermoelectric conversion module in which a first conductive member, a thermoelectric conversion element, a second conductive member are joined by joining members, the method comprising: a step for, after applying on the first conductive member a first paste including metal particles, disposing the thermoelectric conversion element on the first paste, and compressing and spreading the first paste; a step for disposing the second conductive member, after applying a second paste including metal particles in a controlled amount, on the thermoelectric conversion element, and compressing and spreading the second paste; and a step for sintering the first and the second pastes to obtain joining members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomotake TOHEI, Takashi NOGAWA, Nan WANG, Michiko MATSUDA, Takeshi SHIMADA
  • Patent number: 11462087
    Abstract: A surveillance camera includes an imaging unit configured to output a video frame, and a control unit configured to set a search range in the video frame and to extract a tracking-target image by using a feature quantity of an image in the search range. In a case where an object image other than the tracking target is contained in the search range, the control unit masks a feature quantity of the object image and extracts the tracking-target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shimada, Junko Nakano, Takamitsu Arai, Shuuji Kawazoe, Toshihiko Yamahata
  • Publication number: 20220262123
    Abstract: A search support system includes at least one camera, and a server capable of communicating with the camera. The camera transmits, to the server, a captured image of the object and image color information of the captured image. The server determines whether a search condition of the captured image set by a user includes a color condition of at least one of white, black, and gray. When the color condition is included in the search condition, the server excludes a captured image associated with the image color information indicating the black-and-white image among all captured images stored in the database from a search target, and outputs a search result including a captured image satisfying the search condition. When the color condition is not included in the search condition, the server outputs a search result including a captured image satisfying the search condition among all captured images stored in the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka FUKUSHIMA, Takeshi SHIMADA, Hiroaki OOTAKE, Takuya KISE, Masakazu FUJII
  • Patent number: 11411155
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion material includes a sintered body including a main phase including a plurality of crystal grains including Ce, Mn, Fe, and Sb and forming a skutterudite structure, and a grain boundary between crystal grains adjacent to each other. The grain boundary includes a sintering aid phase including at least Mn, Sb, and O. Thus, with respect to a skutterudite-type thermoelectric conversion material including Sb, which is a sintering-resistant material, it is possible to improve sinterability while maintaining a practical dimensionless figure-of-merit ZT, and to reduce processing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Michiko Matsuda, Takeshi Shimada, Yoshihiro Kamitani
  • Patent number: 11373875
    Abstract: There is provided a plasma processing method for forming shallow trench isolation (STI) on a silicon substrate, the plasma processing method including: a trench forming step of forming a trench in the silicon substrate by using plasma generated by pulse-modulated radio frequency power; and an oxidation step of oxidizing the silicon substrate by using only oxygen gas which is performed after the trench forming step, in which the trench forming step and the oxidizing step are repeated a plurality of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Nagamitsu, Takeshi Shima, Takeshi Shimada, Hayato Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220083811
    Abstract: A monitoring camera includes a capturing unit that is configured to capture an image of at least one object within the angle of view, and a processor that is equipped with the artificial intelligence and that is configured to detect a plurality of characteristic parts of the object reflected in a captured image input from the capturing unit based on the artificial intelligence. The processor associates, for each of the at least one object, information for specifying each of the plurality of detected characteristic parts with a same object ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMADA, Takuya KISE, Hiroaki OOTAKE, Yoshitaka FUKUSHIMA, Masakazu FUJII, Toshihiko YAMAHATA
  • Patent number: 11171278
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion material having a high dimensionless figure of merit ZT includes: a large number of polycrystalline grains which include a skutterudite-type crystal structure containing Yb, Co, and Sb; and an intergranular layer which is between the neighboring polycrystalline grains and includes crystals in which an atomic ratio of O to Yb is more than 0.4 and less than 1.5. A method for manufacturing a thermoelectric conversion material includes: a weighing step; a mixing step; a ribbon preparation step by rapidly cooling and solidifying a melt of the raw materials by using a rapid liquid cooling solidifying method; a first heat treatment step including heat treating in an inert atmosphere with an adjusted oxygen concentration; a second heat treatment step including heat treating in a reducing atmosphere; and manufacturing the thermoelectric conversion material by a pressure sintering step in an inert atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shimada, Nan Wang, Michiko Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20210257530
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion material includes a sintered body including a main phase including a plurality of crystal grains including Ce, Mn, Fe, and Sb and forming a skuttterudite structure, and a grain boundary between crystal grains adjacent to each other. The grain boundary includes a sintering aid phase including at least Mn, Sb, and O. Thus, with respect to a skutterudite-type thermoelectric conversion material including Sb, which is a sintering-resistant material, it is possible to improve sinterability while maintaining a practical dimensionless figure-of-merit ZT, and to reduce processing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Michiko MATSUDA, Takeshi SHIMADA, Yoshihiro KAMITANI
  • Publication number: 20210074898
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion material having a high dimensionless figure of merit ZT includes: a large number of polycrystalline grains which include a skutterudite-type crystal structure containing Yb, Co, and Sb; and an intergranular layer which is between the neighboring polycrystalline grains and includes crystals in which an atomic ratio of O to Yb is more than 0.4 and less than 1.5. A method for manufacturing a thermoelectric conversion material includes: a weighing step; a mixing step; a ribbon preparation step by rapidly cooling and solidifying a melt of the raw materials by using a rapid liquid cooling solidifying method; a first heat treatment step including heat treating in an inert atmosphere with an adjusted oxygen concentration; a second heat treatment step including heat treating in a reducing atmosphere; and manufacturing the thermoelectric conversion material by a pressure sintering step in an inert atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMADA, Nan WANG, Michiko MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20210066087
    Abstract: There is provided a plasma processing method for forming shallow trench isolation (STI) on a silicon substrate, the plasma processing method including: a trench forming step of forming a trench in the silicon substrate by using plasma generated by pulse-modulated radio frequency power; and an oxidation step of oxidizing the silicon substrate by using only oxygen gas which is performed after the trench forming step, in which the trench forming step and the oxidizing step are repeated a plurality of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yusuke Nagamitsu, Takeshi Shima, Takeshi Shimada, Hayato Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210020005
    Abstract: A surveillance camera includes an imaging unit configured to output a video frame, and a control unit configured to set a search range in the video frame and to extract a tracking-target image by using a feature quantity of an image in the search range. In a case where an object image other than the tracking target is contained in the search range, the control unit masks a feature quantity of the object image and extracts the tracking-target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMADA, Junko NAKANO, Takamitsu ARAI, Shuuji KAWAZOE, Toshihiko YAMAHATA
  • Patent number: 10791198
    Abstract: In an example information processing system including a server and at least one apparatus capable of communicating with the server, the apparatus includes at least an application execution unit. The application execution unit executes a predetermined application. The system includes, by either one of the apparatus and the server or by a cooperation of the apparatus and the server, an execution state determination unit and a writing management unit. The execution state determination unit determines whether or not a state of the execution performed by the application execution unit has satisfied a predetermined condition. The writing management unit, when the state has satisfied the predetermined condition, permits a user of the apparatus to write in information managed by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Mizuki, Takao Ohara, Kuniharu Fujikawa, Hisashi Koyama, Takeshi Shimada, Yutaka Takehisa, Yusuke Beppu
  • Patent number: 10654970
    Abstract: A liquid crystalline polyester resin composition for use in camera modules includes 20 to 45 parts by weight of spherical silica particles (B) having an average particle diameter of 15 ?m or more and less than 30 ?m in 100 parts by weight of a liquid crystalline polyester resin (A). A polyamide resin composition with which a camera module exhibiting excellent low dust forming property, toughness and impact strength can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsubara, Takeshi Shimada, Koji Tachikawa
  • Publication number: 20190304665
    Abstract: A surface mount inductor includes a coil including a wound portion and a feeder end portion drawn out from the wound portion, a compact that contains a magnetic powder and that encapsulates the coil, and an external terminal disposed on the compact and connected to the coil. The compact has surfaces including two pressed surfaces, opposing each other in a direction of an axis of the wound portion and formed by being pressed in the direction of the axis, and a non-pressed surface, adjacent to the two surfaces and not pressed. The coil is disposed so that the axis of the wound portion is parallel to a mount surface of the compact. The mount surface is included in the non-pressed surface, the feeder end portion is exposed from the mount surface, and the external terminal is formed on only the non-pressed surface and connected to the feeder end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki KITASHIMA, Masaki KITAJIMA, Takeo OHAGA, Takeshi SHIMADA, Yoshiaki HIRAMA, Daigo MIZUMURA, Ryota WATANABE, Masato KOIKE, Yuusuke MORITA
  • Publication number: 20180334534
    Abstract: A liquid crystalline polyester resin composition for use in camera modules includes 20 to 45 parts by weight of spherical silica particles (B) having an average particle diameter of 15 ?m or more and less than 30 ?m in 100 parts by weight of a liquid crystalline polyester resin (A). A polyamide resin composition with which a camera module exhibiting excellent low dust forming property, toughness and impact strength can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsubara, Takeshi Shimada, Koji Tachikawa
  • Publication number: 20170288116
    Abstract: To provide a stress relaxation structure that can achieve both high thermal conductivity and high thermal stress relaxation ability and has excellent vibration durability, and a thermoelectric conversion module having such a stress relaxation structure. The stress relaxation structure includes a rolled-up body having a first thermal conductor and a second thermal conductor that are alternately rolled up. The first thermal conductor is metal foil, and the second thermal conductor is porous metal foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Yusuke YASUDA, Akinori NISHIDE, Akihiro MIYAUCHI, Chiemi KUBOTA, Shinichi FUJIWARA, Takeshi SHIMADA, Hideki YAMAURA, Naoto FUKATANI
  • Patent number: 9506154
    Abstract: A plasma processing method is provided for reducing dimensions of a film to be etched from patterned dimensions, and is capable of reducing dimensions without causing deformation or collapse of the film to be etched. A plasma processing method for trimming a tantalum film by plasma etching using a resist, an antireflective film disposed under the resist, and a mask film disposed under the antireflective film, includes the steps of trimming the antireflective film and the mask film by plasma etching with the resist as a mask; removing the resist and the antireflective film subjected to the trimming, by plasma; and trimming the tantalum film by plasma etching with a mask film obtained after the resist and the antireflective film subjected to the trimming are removed by plasma, as a mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ishimaru, Takeshi Shimada, Makoto Suyama, Takahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 9449842
    Abstract: A plasma etching method for plasma etching a film to be etched to a size smaller than a prescribed size using a mask patterned to the prescribed size performs etching on the film to be etched to the size smaller than the prescribed size while forming a protection film on side walls of the film to be etched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ishimaru, Takahiro Abe, Makoto Suyama, Takeshi Shimada