Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Kato

Tomohiro Kato 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: 10827114
    Abstract: An imaging system capable of stably focusing on a desired location on a subject is provided. An imaging system includes a setting part that sets a search range of an autofocus part in a predetermined range according to an input to an input device. The setting part causes a display device to display a figure indicating a relationship between a focal position of an optical system and an evaluation value indicating an in-focus degree, and an image indicated by an image signal when the optical system has been adjusted to a focal position designated on a figure to support an input of the search range to the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Arano, Yutaka Kato
  • Publication number: 20200316941
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a flow passage forming member, an element substrate including a liquid discharge element and a surface on which a conductive member made from a metallic material is disposed, and an intermediate layer made from a resin material and configured to join the flow passage forming member and the surface of the element substrate to each other. The intermediate layer is disposed in a state, separated from the conductive member, where the conductive member is exposed from the intermediate layer. The conductive member is covered with the flow passage forming member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sato, Koichi Ishida, Masaki Oikawa, Yoshinori Misumi, Maki Kato, Yuzuru Ishida, Tsubasa Funabashi
  • Publication number: 20200288083
    Abstract: An image processing system includes circuitry to: obtain a wide-angle image captured by an image capturing apparatus; generate a first image representing a part of the wide-angle image; and determine whether a first area includes a second area, the first area being a viewable area to be displayed on a display, the second area being represented by the first image. Based on a determination that the first area does not include the second area, the circuitry further converts the first image into a second image, the second image having definition lower than that of the first image, and converts the wide-angle image into a third image, the third image having definition lower than that of the wide-angle image, such that the second image and the third image are displayable on the display of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: YOSHIYUKI TODA, TOMOHIRO IKEDA, YOSHINAGA KATO, MAKOTO TORIKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20200271210
    Abstract: A planet gear support shaft includes a cylindrical body that is open at both ends in a central axis direction. The cylindrical body has an inlet port through which lubricating oil is introduced into a hollow portion of the cylindrical body, and a discharge port through which the lubricating oil introduced into the hollow portion is discharged, the inlet port and the discharge port being open to an inner peripheral surface of the hollow portion at different positions in the central axis direction. An oil guide groove is provided between a first opening of the inlet port and a second opening of the discharge port in the inner peripheral surface. The oil guide groove is configured to guide the lubricating oil between the first opening and the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro YAMASHITA, Kazuyuki KOTANI, Shoshi SUEMITSU, Tomohiro HIROKAWA, Makoto HAMANO, Mitsushiko KATO
  • Publication number: 20200270566
    Abstract: A method of cultivating algal cells of an algae belonging to a class selected from Chlorophyceae, Euglenophyceae, Bacillariophyceae and Haptophyceae includes: irradiating the algal cells with an artificial light having a ratio of (i) photon flux density in a wavelength range of 520-630 nm to (ii) photosynthetic photon flux density, that is 65% or more; and measuring a condition of the algal cells and/or a condition of an algal cell culture provided by cultivating the algal cells. Irradiation and non-irradiation of the algal cells with the artificial light are switched, or the photon flux density in the wavelength range of 520-630 nm is changed, according to the measured condition of the algal cells and/or the measured condition of the algal cell culture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KOBE UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa HASUNUMA, Yuichi KATO, Yasuo FUJIKAWA, Tomohiro TSURUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200190182
    Abstract: Based on the identification of IL-33 as an exacerbating factor in endometriosis and adenomyosis uteri, a therapeutic agent for endometriosis and adenomyosis uteri has an IL-33 antagonist, which is capable of inhibiting the function of IL-33. The IL-33 antagonist is useful for treating, preventing or alleviating endometriosis and uterine adenomyosis uteri.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro YOSHIMOTO, Joseph M. PALUMBO, Violetta I. STONE, Torn KATO, Koubun YASUDA
  • Patent number: 10668524
    Abstract: To provide a binder composition for molding, by which a mold made of aggregate has an excellent resistance to moisture. The binder composition for molding contains a water-soluble binder and at least one kind of lithium salt that is selected from a group of lithium silicate, lithium oxide, lithium hydroxide, lithium carbonate, lithium bromide, lithium chloride, lithium nitrate, and lithium nitrite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aoki, Yusuke Kato
  • Publication number: 20200169207
    Abstract: A motor drive system can detect a misconnection. A motor drive system for driving a motor including a plurality of stator windings includes: an inverter that converts a DC voltage supplied from a DC voltage source into an AC voltage and applies the AC voltage to the motor; a connection switching device that is disposed between the inverter and the motor and can switch a connection state of the stator windings; and a controller that performs abnormality determination on a connection state of the connection switching device on the basis of a current value of a current flowing in each of the stator windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro KUTSUKI, Keiichiro SHIZU, Kazunori HATAKEYAMA, Takashi YAMAKAWA, Takayuki KATO
  • Publication number: 20200164277
    Abstract: A game control method, game server, and program can increase variations on methods for acquiring items, increase the predictability of acquisition of an item with a high rarity value or the like, and heighten interest in the game. Included are the steps of presenting a communication terminal, connected over a communication line, with acquirable item information that, for each item type, includes a total count and an acquisition count or a non-acquisition count of items when receiving, from the communication terminal, a request to present information related to items acquirable by the communication terminal, determining an item to provide to the communication terminal when receiving an item acquisition request from the communication terminal, and changing the acquirable item information when receiving a reset request from the communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi YOSHIKAWA, Tomohiro TSUKIHARA, Norikazu KATO, Tomoki YASUHARA
  • Publication number: 20200169590
    Abstract: A communication management server manages communication with a sender terminal that transmits image data and a receive terminal that receives the image data. The communication management server includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry receives from the receive terminal, sender terminal identification information identifying the sender terminal, and receive terminal identification information identifying the receive terminal. The processing circuitry transmits, to the sender terminal, request information indicating a request for transmitting image data of a first image type playable by the receive terminal, when a second image type of image data transmittable by the sender terminal according to the sender terminal identification information, and the first image type of image data playable by the receive terminal, according to the receive terminal identification information, are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinaga KATO, Makoto TORIKOSHI, Yoshiyuki TODA, Tomohiro IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200164112
    Abstract: A medical device including a silicone hydrogel which is less likely to harden due to drying, and which is less likely to cause stimulation at a site in contact with a human body, is disclosed. The medical device includes a silicone hydrogel satisfying the following conditions: (1) the water content in hydrous state is within the range of 10% by mass to 70% by mass; (2) the content of silicon atoms with respect to the total mass in dry state is within the range of 8% by mass to 30% by mass; and (3) the tensile elastic modulus in dry state is within the range of 0.1 MPa to 3.5 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kato, Masataka Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200162671
    Abstract: An image system includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry captures an image captured by a device such as a camera, and detects an attitude of the device. The processing circuitry corrects the captured image based on the attitude of the device and a designation including a point on the image and at least one of a region of the image and a direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki TODA, Yoshinaga KATO, Makoto TORIKOSHI, Tomohiro IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20200132023
    Abstract: The evaporative fuel processing system includes a fuel tank, a canister, a pump, a pressure detection unit, a temperature detection unit, and a leak diagnosis unit a leak diagnosis unit configured to diagnose leak in the diagnostic object based on a first pressure change which is a change in pressure detected by the pressure detection unit when the temperature in the diagnostic object changes, a second pressure change which is a change in pressure detected by the pressure detection unit when the inside of the diagnostic object is pressurized or depressurized by the pump, a detected temperature by the temperature detection unit, a first preparation information and a second preparation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Keiichirou ISHIHARA, Tomohiro ITOH, Yasuo KATO
  • Patent number: 10625795
    Abstract: It is contemplated to arrange a plurality of operational levers without inviting complications of the arrangements or enlargement of the vehicle body, intensively for better operability between the driver's seat and one of the right and left rear fenders. In a riding work vehicle, a plurality of operational levers 25, 26 are disposed adjacent on the right and left sides between a driver's seat and one of right and left rear fenders 7. Of the plurality of operational levers 25, 26, an inner operational lever 25 disposed on the side of the driver's seat is displaceable in a front-rear direction of a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yoshida, Ayaka Nakabayashi, Daisuke Tomimatsu, Koji Masumoto, Koji Kajino, Isamu Morimoto, Kyosuke Tanaka, Yoshiaki Niimoto, Hiroo Fujimoto, Masatoshi Watanabe, Shinji Kato, Yutaka Inubushi, Tatsuyuki Kashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200112687
    Abstract: An imaging system capable of stably focusing on a desired location on a subject is provided. An imaging system includes a setting part that sets a search range of an autofocus part in a predetermined range according to an input to an input device. The setting part causes a display device to display a figure indicating a relationship between a focal position of an optical system and an evaluation value indicating an in-focus degree, and an image indicated by an image signal when the optical system has been adjusted to a focal position designated on a figure to support an input of the search range to the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro ARANO, Yutaka KATO
  • Publication number: 20200111062
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated or computer assisted planning of pipe replacement projects includes searching a database of pipe segments each having assigned or calculated failure risk parameters. The searching algorithm looks for connected pipe segments falling within a customer's specified project size and identifies potential projects having a relatively high combined high failure risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Fracta
    Inventors: Daichi YOSHIKAWA, Takashi KATO, Yongyang WANG, Tomohiro KAWAJI, Joel Michael WEINGARTEN
  • Publication number: 20200101759
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head is provided with a recording element substrate, and the recording element substrate includes an ejection port member, an electric wiring layer including a pressure generating element array and electric connection portions, and a silicon substrate including the ejection port member and the electric wiring layer on a front surface. The silicon substrate includes a first through hole and a second through hole that protrude the electric connection portions. The rear surface of the silicon substrate is a (100) surface. An extension line of a side extending along the [110] direction, out of sides of the opening of the first trough hole and an extension line of a side extending along the [110] direction, out of sides of the opening of the second through hole are displaced from each other in a direction orthogonal to the [110] direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Masataka Kato, Takuya Hatsui, Souta Takeuchi, Masaya Uyama, Toru Nakakubo, Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10608775
    Abstract: An optical transmission apparatus includes a splitter configured to split a first wavelength division multiplexed optical signal arranged in a first wavelength band and a second wavelength division multiplexed optical signal arranged in a second wavelength band, respectively, from an optical signal including the first wavelength division multiplexed optical signal and the second wavelength division multiplexed optical signal, a wavelength converter configured to convert a wavelength of the split second wavelength division multiplexed optical signal to generate a third wavelength division multiplexed optical signal to be arranged in the first wavelength band, an optical monitor configured to monitor power of each wavelength channel of the third wavelength division multiplexed optical signal, and a transmitter configured to transmit a monitoring result by the optical monitor to a transmission source node of the optical signal or a relay node of the optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinji Komiya, Norifumi Shukunami, Makoto Hasegawa, Tomohiro Yamauchi, Tomoyuki Kato
  • Publication number: 20200083578
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector-attached dielectric waveguide that allows the dielectric waveguide to be easily connectable with an opposite component and is capable of forming a connection structure exhibiting low transmission and return losses of a high frequency signal. The connector-attached dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide and a connector. The dielectric waveguide includes a dielectric waveguide body and a dielectric waveguide end. The dielectric waveguide end has a smaller cross-sectional area than the dielectric waveguide body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIMOTO, Dai FUKAMI, Taku YAMANAKA, Tomohiro IKEDA, Masahiro HORIBE, Yuto KATO
  • Patent number: 10583365
    Abstract: A game control method, game server, and program can increase variations on methods for acquiring items, increase the predictability of acquisition of an item with a high rarity value or the like, and heighten interest in the game. Included are the steps of presenting a communication terminal, connected over a communication line, with acquirable item information that, for each item type, includes a total count and an acquisition count or a non-acquisition count of items when receiving, from the communication terminal, a request to present information related to items acquirable by the communication terminal, determining an item to provide to the communication terminal when receiving an item acquisition request from the communication terminal, and changing the acquirable item information when receiving a reset request from the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Yoshikawa, Tomohiro Tsukihara, Norikazu Kato, Tomoki Yasuhara