Patents by Inventor Taro Watanabe

Taro Watanabe 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: 20210286572
    Abstract: An information processing method performs steps for an information processing apparatus to communicate with an image forming apparatus having first and second sheet output sections. The second sheet output section can be switched between a close position to serve to guide a sheet to the first sheet output section, and an open position not to guide the sheet to the first sheet output section but to stack the sheet. The method inputs a type of sheet, acquires information indicating whether the second sheet output section is in an open or closed state, and transmits image information to the image forming apparatus. When the sheet type recommends the sheet be output to the second sheet output section and the second sheet output section is in the closed state, a message is output to prompt to switch the second sheet output section into the open position before the image information is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Taro Ishifune, Yuki Sugiyama, Shingo Harada, Yuya Konno, Lisa Kitadai, Kazumasa Nohsho, Ryo Takaba, Hayato Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10972882
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a notification unit. The acquiring unit acquires riding position information related to a position of a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtual set. The notification unit notifies, when a user satisfies condition information that indicates a condition related to behavior of the user approaching the virtual riding point, the user of the information related to the position indicated by the riding position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Kitagishi, Taro Watanabe, Yuki Taguchi, Takanori Hirohashi
  • Patent number: 10924902
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a notification unit. The acquiring unit acquires riding position information related to a position of a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtual set. The notification unit notifies, when a user satisfies condition information that indicates a condition related to behavior of the user approaching the virtual riding point, the user of the information related to the position indicated by the riding position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Kitagishi, Taro Watanabe, Yuki Taguchi, Takanori Hirohashi
  • Publication number: 20200226997
    Abstract: A high-display-quality liquid crystal display device, which produces neither flicker nor crosstalk and does not have the risk of causing defective line display even in polarity inversion driving, is implemented. A signal-line drive circuit included in a liquid crystal display device inverts the polarities of data signals, which are applied to selected pixels selected in a certain field, in such a manner that the inversion is performed in the direction along each data signal line by using a corresponding different number of selected pixels as a unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: TARO WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190347570
    Abstract: A method includes generating a base model by training with a first dataset of data pairs and generating an adapted model by training the base model on a second dataset of data pairs. The method also includes determining a contrastive score for each data pair of a third dataset of data pairs using the base model and the adapted model. The contrastive score is indicative of a probability of quality of the respective data pair. The method also includes training a target model using the data pairs of the third dataset and the contrastive scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Bowen Liang, Macduff Hughes, Taro Watanabe, Tetsuji Nakagawa, Alexander Rudnick
  • Publication number: 20190182640
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a notification unit. The acquiring unit acquires riding position information related to a position of a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtual set. The notification unit notifies, when a user satisfies condition information that indicates a condition related to behavior of the user approaching the virtual riding point, the user of the information related to the position indicated by the riding position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Taro WATANABE, Yuki TAGUCHI, Takanori HIROHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190156258
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a specifying unit and a deciding unit. The specifying unit specifies a placement available position that is a position in which a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtually set can be placed. The deciding unit decides, based on the placement available position specified by the specifying unit, the placement position in which the virtual riding point is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Taro WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190090083
    Abstract: A boarding intention determination device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires a positional relationship between boarding position information representing a boarding spot for boarding a mobile object and user position information representing a current position of a user. The determination unit determines whether the user has an intention to board the mobile object based on the positional relationship that is acquired by the acquisition unit and behavior information representing behaviors of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Taro WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10049105
    Abstract: [Object] An object is to provide an apparatus for attaining highly precise word alignment. [Solution] The apparatus includes: selecting means receiving a bilingual sentence pair and a word alignment for the bilingual sentence pair, for successively selecting words fj of a sentence in a first language in a prescribed order; and a recurrent neural network (RNN) 100, computing, for all words of the sentence in the first language, a score 102 representing a probability that a word pair consisting of the word fj and a word ea_{j} aligned with the word fj by a word alignment aj in a second language of the bilingual sentence pair is a correct word pair, and based on this score, for computing a score of the word alignment aj. When computing a score of word pair (fj, ea_{j}), RNN 100 computes a score 102 of the word pair (fj, ea_{j}) based on all word alignments a1j-1 selected by the selecting means prior to the word fj of the word pair (fj, ea_{j}), of the word alignments aj, by means of a recurrent connection 118.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
    Inventors: Akihiro Tamura, Taro Watanabe, Eiichiro Sumita
  • Patent number: 9945263
    Abstract: There is provided a steam power cycle system in which steam power cycles using pure materials as a working fluid is used in a multiple stage to reduce pressure loss in the flow channels in the respective heat exchanger so that the fluid serving as heat sources has been caused to make an effective heat exchange with the working fluid. More specifically, not only that the respective flow channels for the fluid serving as heat sources in the evaporator and the condenser in the respective steam power cycle units are connected in series to each other, but the evaporator and the condenser comprise a cross-flow type heat exchanger and are arranged respectively in a flowing direction of the fluid serving as heat source. Consequently, it is possible to reduce the length of the flow channels to the minimum necessary, simplify the flow channel structure, and reduce the pressure loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAGA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Ikegami, Sadayuki Jitsuhara, Taro Watanabe, Shin Okamura
  • Publication number: 20170068665
    Abstract: [Object] An object is to provide an apparatus for attaining highly precise word alignment. [Solution] The apparatus includes: selecting means receiving a bilingual sentence pair and a word alignment for the bilingual sentence pair, for successively selecting words fj of a sentence in a first language in a prescribed order; and a recurrent neural network (RNN) 100, computing, for all words of the sentence in the first language, a score 102 representing a probability that a word pair consisting of the word fj and a word ea_{j} aligned with the word fj by a word alignment aj in a second language of the bilingual sentence pair is a correct word pair, and based on this score, for computing a score of the word alignment aj. When computing a score of word pair (fj, ea_{j}), RNN 100 computes a score 102 of the word pair (fj, ea_{j}) based on all word alignments a1j-1 selected by the selecting means prior to the word fj of the word pair (fj, ea_{j}), of the word alignments aj, by means of a recurrent connection 118.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Akihiro TAMURA, Taro WATANABE, Eiichiro SUMITA
  • Publication number: 20160179790
    Abstract: In order to solve a problem that, in the case of using a neural network that non-linearly links features, scores of translation candidates have to be calculated again during search, which requires an inordinate amount of effort, a translation apparatus includes: a parameter storage unit in which a first weight vector that is applied to a non-local feature function and a second weight vector that is applied to a local feature function can be stored; a feature function information storage unit in which non-local first feature function information and local second feature function information can be stored; a portion pair information storage unit in which two or more pieces of portion pair information such as a phrase pair or a rule pair can be stored; a score acquiring unit that acquires scores of two or more target language sentences by introducing a non-linear model to units of a phrase pair, a rule pair, or the like, and limiting the non-linear model to features closed to a phrase pair or a rule pair; a targ
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Taro WATANABE, Lemao LIU, Eiichiro SUMITA
  • Publication number: 20160132491
    Abstract: In order to solve a conventional problem that a translation model has to be updated each time a translation corpus is added, in a case of calculating a score of each phrase pair acquired from a j-th translation corpus (2?j?N) (added translation corpus), a score of each phrase pair corresponding to the j-th translation corpus is calculated using the one or more pieces of phrase appearance frequency information corresponding to a (j?1)-th translation corpus, the calculated score is used to generate a translation model, and the newly generated translation model is used in a state of being integrated to an original translation model. Accordingly, a translation model can be easily enhanced in a stepwise manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
    Inventors: Taro WATANABE, Conghui ZHU, Eiichiro SUMITA
  • Publication number: 20140245737
    Abstract: There is provided a steam power cycle system in which steam power cycles using pure materials as a working fluid is used in a multiple stage to reduce pressure loss in the flow channels in the respective heat exchanger so that the fluid serving as heat sources has been caused to make an effective heat exchange with the working fluid. More specifically, not only that the respective flow channels for the fluid serving as heat sources in the evaporator and the condenser in the respective steam power cycle units are connected in series to each other, but the evaporator and the condenser comprise a cross-flow type heat exchanger and are arranged respectively in a flowing direction of the fluid serving as heat source. Consequently, it is possible to reduce the length of the flow channels to the minimum necessary, simplify the flow channel structure, and reduce the pressure loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SAGA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuyuki IKEGAMI, Sadayuki JITSUHARA, Taro WATANABE, Shin OKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8351727
    Abstract: An image signal processing apparatus and method for processing an image signal input from an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) in a pixel-by-pixel basis and generating a bright signal corresponding to chrominance signals comprise a low pass filter (LPF), an subtractor, an adder, and a bright signal controller. The LPF cancels a high frequency component of the chrominance signals contained in the input image signal. The subtractor generates a high frequency component signal by subtracting an output signal of the LPF from the input image signal. The adder generates the bright signal by adding the high frequency component signal generated by the subtractor to the output signal of the LPF. The bright signal controller increases the high frequency component signal generated by the subtractor if a pixel position of the input image signal is within an object range, and decreases the high frequency component signal generated by the subtractor if a pixel position of the input image signal is out of the object range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7925493
    Abstract: A method of machine translation, using a bilingual corpus containing translation pairs each consisting of a sentence of a first language and a sentence of a second language, for translating an input sentence of the first language to the second language, including the steps of: receiving the input sentence of the first language and extracting, from the bilingual corpus, a sentence of the second language forming a pair with a sentence of the first language with highest similarity to the input sentence; applying an arbitrary modification among a plurality of predetermined modifications to the extracted sentence of the second language, and computing likelihood of sentences resulting from the modification; selecting a prescribed number of sentences having high likelihood from among the sentences resulting from the modification; repeating, on each of the sentences selected in the step of selecting, the steps of extracting, computing and selecting, until the likelihood no longer improves; and outputting, as a transl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
    Inventors: Taro Watanabe, Eiichiro Sumita
  • Patent number: 7740056
    Abstract: An outer shell structure surrounds a heat exchange unit formed of plates, which has first to third pairs of opposite planes. The structure has opposite end walls, opposite first walls and opposite second walls, and gap closure members. The end walls are placed on the pair of first opposite planes of the heat exchange unit. The first walls having openings are placed outside apart from the pair of second opposite planes of the heat exchange unit and connected water-tightly to edges of the end walls. The second walls having openings are placed outside apart from the pair of third opposite planes of the heat exchange unit and connected water-tightly to edges of the end walls. The gap closure members close a gap between the first walls and the heat exchange unit and a gap between the second walls and the heat exchange unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Xenesys, Inc.
    Inventor: Taro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20080298710
    Abstract: An image signal processing apparatus and method for processing an image signal input from an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) in a pixel-by-pixel basis and generating a bright signal corresponding to chrominance signals comprise a low pass filter (LPF), an subtractor, an adder, and a bright signal controller. The LPF cancels a high frequency component of the chrominance signals contained in the input image signal. The subtractor generates a high frequency component signal by subtracting an output signal of the LPF from the input image signal. The adder generates the bright signal by adding the high frequency component signal generated by the subtractor to the output signal of the LPF. The bright signal controller increases the high frequency component signal generated by the subtractor if a pixel position of the input image signal is within an object range, and decreases the high frequency component signal generated by the subtractor if a pixel position of the input image signal is out of the object range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20070245560
    Abstract: Heat exchange plates are stacked, with a pressing force applied to the plates so as to maintain parallelism of them and prevent deformation of them during a diffusion bonding process. The stacking condition is maintained and adjacent plates come into contact with each other at projections and peripheral edges. Space surrounding the contact portions of the plates is put in a vacuum or low pressure state in which only an inner gas atmosphere exists. The plates are kept at a temperature at which the diffusion bonding occurs by a predetermined period of time to diffusion-bond portions of the plates, which are only brought into contact with each other and have not been bonded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: Xenesys Inc.
    Inventors: Toyoaki Matsuzaki, Taro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7228893
    Abstract: A heat exchange unit is composed of rectangular heat transfer panels with terraced flat portions, combined in parallel and integrally with each other to form first and second spaces. Outer and inner reinforcement members having respective serrations are welded to the panels so that the serrations are inserted into gaps between the heat transfer panels. The outer and inner reinforcement members are made of the same material as the heat transfer panels and have a larger thickness than the heat transfer panel, so as to bear high heat input given during the welding. The heat input caused by welding can be increased to enable portions of the heat transfer panels to be melted rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Xenesys Inc.
    Inventors: Toyoaki Matsuzaki, Taro Watanabe