Patents by Inventor Tohru Kobayashi

Tohru Kobayashi 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: 20210298096
    Abstract: According to one example embodiment, a wireless communication device having an associated first serial code. The wireless communication device includes a receiver, a processor, and a transmitter. The wireless communication device starts up intermittently. The receiver receives a second serial code different from the first serial code from a second the wireless communication device different from the wireless communication device. The processor stores the second serial code received by the receiver in a memory, and acquires the first serial code and the second serial code from the memory. The transmitter transmits the first serial code and the second serial code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tohru KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11023908
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an information processing apparatus has an interface, a storage device, and a processor. The processor executes a control program stored in the storage device, to accept an image in which a prescribed area in a store has been imaged, via the interface, and detects a direction of a visual line of a person contained in the image. Further the processor determines a commodity which the person has browsed in the store, based on the direction of the visual line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Miyagi, Tohru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10902378
    Abstract: A server for providing inventory management includes a storage device that stores: an inventory database data including an identification code of each of a plurality of commodities owned by a user, and location data corresponding to a predetermined area. A processor receives, from a portable terminal, an identification code acquired by the portable terminal and position information indicating a position of the portable terminal. The processor determines whether the position information corresponds to a position within the predetermined area. If the position information corresponds to a position within the predetermined area, the storage device updates the inventory database based on the received identification code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tohru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200302420
    Abstract: A first lane system includes a first imaging device configured to acquire first information, and one first processor configured to perform a first determination for checkout based on the first information; perform a process related to the checkout in a first checkout lane in accordance with the first determination; and cause transmission of the first information to a second lane system. The second lane system includes a second imaging device configured to acquire second information, and one second processor configured to perform a second determination for checkout based on the information; perform a process related to the checkout in the second checkout lane in accordance with the second determination; perform a third determination for checkout based on the first information; and cause a notification to the first lane system of a determination result of the third determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tohru KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200175529
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an information processing apparatus has an interface, a storage device, and a processor. The processor executes a control program stored in the storage device, to accept an image in which a prescribed area in a store has been imaged, via the interface, and detects a direction of a visual line of a person contained in the image. Further the processor determines a commodity which the person has browsed in the store, based on the direction of the visual line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke MIYAGI, Tohru KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10600065
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an information processing apparatus has an interface, a storage device, and a processor. The processor executes a control program stored in the storage device, to accept an image in which a prescribed area in a store has been imaged, via the interface, and detects a direction of a visual line of a person contained in the image. Further the processor determines a commodity which the person has browsed in the store, based on the direction of the visual line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Miyagi, Tohru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20190354326
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a plurality of output devices includes a communication unit, a storage unit, an intensity transmission unit, a comparison unit, and a control unit. The communication unit communicates with another output device. The storage unit stores an intensity of a host output device. The intensity transmission unit transmits the intensity of the host output device which is stored in the storage unit to the other output device through the communication unit. The comparison unit compares an intensity received from the other output device through the communication unit with the intensity of the host output device which is stored in the storage unit. The control unit controls so as to perform output based on output data when the intensity of the host output device is higher than the intensity received from the other output device as a result of the comparison performed by the comparison unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Tohru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180290105
    Abstract: First and second laser beams having respective first and second wavelengths respectively excite palladium isotopes at a ground level to a first excited level then to a second excited level. At first and second excitation steps, palladium isotopes having an odd mass number are selectively excited to the second excited level, with the identity of the ion core state of each of the palladium isotopes retained between the first excited level and the second excited level. The first wavelength and the second wavelength are selected to allow the second excited level to be an autoionization level or, in a case where the second excited level is not the autoionization level, the first wavelength, the second wavelength, and a third wavelength are selected to excite the palladium isotopes at the second excited level to the autoionization level with a third laser beam having the third wavelength at a third excitation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: RIKEN
    Inventors: Tohru KOBAYASHI, Katsumi MIDORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180276636
    Abstract: A point-of-sale (POS) terminal having a dynamically set user interface, includes an operation unit including a display on which a user interface for operating the POS terminal is displayed, a camera by which an image of an operator of the POS terminal is captured, and a processor configured to process the captured image to identify the operator, retrieve user interface settings of the identified operator from a storage unit, and update the user interface displayed on the display of the operation unit based on the retrieved user interface settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Tohru KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180268354
    Abstract: A server for providing inventory management includes a storage device that stores: an inventory database data including an identification code of each of a plurality of commodities owned by a user, and location data corresponding to a predetermined area. A processor receives, from a portable terminal, an identification code acquired by the portable terminal and position information indicating a position of the portable terminal. The processor determines whether the position information corresponds to a position within the predetermined area. If the position information corresponds to a position within the predetermined area, the storage device updates the inventory database based on the received identification code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Tohru KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9891798
    Abstract: A face image tracking system for a site includes a storage unit storing face images of persons that were acquired when the persons visited the site, an imaging unit configured to capture a face image of a person when the person requests deletion of a face image of the person stored in the storage unit, and a processing unit configured to extract one or more stored face images that have at least a threshold similarity to the face image of the person captured by the imaging unit, and delete one of the extracted face images from the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tohru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20170186022
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an information processing apparatus has an interface, a storage device, and a processor. The processor executes a control program stored in the storage device, to accept an image in which a prescribed area in a store has been imaged, via the interface, and detects a direction of a visual line of a person contained in the image. Further the processor determines a commodity which the person has browsed in the store, based on the direction of the visual line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Daisuke MIYAGI, Tohru KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20160019417
    Abstract: A face image tracking system for a site includes a storage unit storing face images of persons that were acquired when the persons visited the site, an imaging unit configured to capture a face image of a person when the person requests deletion of a face image of the person stored in the storage unit, and a processing unit configured to extract one or more stored face images that have at least a threshold similarity to the face image of the person captured by the imaging unit, and delete one of the extracted face images from the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Tohru KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9233922
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for effectively producing an N-(hetero)arylazole with high yield, which is useful as a medical or agrochemical product, an organic photoconductor material, an organic electroluminescent element material, or the like. The present invention relates to a process for producing an N-(hetero)arylazole, which includes reacting a (hetero)aryl (pseudo)halide with an NH-azole in the presence of: a catalyst including a palladium compound and a coordination compound; and a basic magnesium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Nakayama, Tohru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9070996
    Abstract: In a connector, a flange portion is provided at an end portion of an electric wire fixing portion. A rib is provided on outer surface of the electric wire fixing portion. A biding band winding space is provided between an end of the rib and the flange portion. An interval therebetween has a width equal to a width of the binding band. The electric wire is fixed by the binding band wound on the binding band winding space. A band passing hole is formed between the end of the rib and the flange portion. A plurality of side ribs are symmetrically provided at both sides of the rib. The binding band is inserted through the band passing hole, in response to a volume of the electric wire or in response to a size of a radius of curvature of the electric wire led out from the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru Kobayashi, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9022793
    Abstract: There is provided a lever type connector. In the lever type connector in which an electric wire cover is attached to a connector housing to which a lever is already fitted, a false fitting preventing projection that protrudes from the electric wire cover and prevents the false fitting of the electric wire cover when this projection comes into contact with the lever is provided, and the false fitting preventing projection protrudes outward rather than the connector housing and an outer surface of the lever. The false fitting preventing projection absorbs an impact applied from the outside, and serves as a cushioning member against at least the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kobayashi, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8979560
    Abstract: A lever type connector in which workability in inserting terminals is enhanced is provided. A lever type connector 1 includes a connector housing 22 for containing terminals 61 at terminal ends of wires, and a lever 30 which is rotatably mounted on the connector housing 22, and rotated at a wire extending side of the connector housing 22 thereby to move a mating connector to be engaged with the connector housing 22 up to a normally engaged position. The lever 30 includes a pair of arm parts 31 (31a, 31b), and a connecting part 38 for interconnecting respective base end parts 51 (51a, 51b) of the arm parts 31. A recess part 53 for enlarging a distance between the base end parts 51 is provided on at least one of inner walls 50 (50a, 50b) of the base end parts 51 of the arm parts 31 which are opposed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kobayashi, Tohru Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140371461
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for effectively producing an N-(hetero)arylazole with high yield, which is useful as a medical or agrochemical product, an organic photoconductor material, an organic electroluminescent element material, or the like. The present invention relates to a process for producing an N-(hetero)arylazole, which includes reacting a (hetero)aryl (pseudo)halide with an NH-azole in the presence of: a catalyst including a palladium compound and a coordination compound; and a basic magnesium compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Nakayama, Tohru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8911268
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing having a terminal accommodating chamber, and a terminal fitting, and a lance. The terminal fitting includes: a lance sliding part formed in a shape of a flat face parallel to an inserting direction of the terminal fitting; a lance abutting part formed in a shape of a flat face which is different in level from the lance sliding part by a stepped part; and a lance engaging part. The lance includes a terminal engaging part which engages the lance engaging part; a terminal slide part which slides on the lance sliding part during an inserting process of the terminal fitting into the terminal accommodating chamber; and a chamfered part and a terminal abutting part which are located between the terminal engaging part and the terminal slide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kobayashi, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8859818
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a charge transport material and an electrophotographic photoreceptor using the charge transport material, the charge transport material sufficiently satisfying characteristics conventionally desired for a charge transport material for an electrophotographic photoreceptor, specifically, the charge transport material having a good solubility in a binder polymer, allowing formation of a stable and high-concentration organic thin film therefrom, and having a high carrier mobility. To achieve the object, the present invention provides a tris(4-styrylphenyl)amine derivative represented by the following general formula (1): wherein R1 represents a methyl group or methoxy group, and R2 represents a hydrogen atom, methyl group, or methoxy group, provided that a case where R1 and R2 are a methyl group and R2 is at the meta-position is excluded; wherein 50% or more of geometrical isomers have three double bonds which are all trans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Takasago International Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Nakamura, Tohru Kobayashi