Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Terada

Tomohiro Terada 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: 20090157291
    Abstract: Provided is a destination setting assistance apparatus (103) comprising: a baggage information acquisition section (204) for acquiring identification information relating to items loaded in a mobile unit; an items-to-be-carried DB storage section (201) for storing an items-to-be-carried database having written therein items-to-be-carried relating to destinations and/or categories thereof; a destination setting assistance section (206) for assisting in an operation for setting the destinations by using the identification information having been acquired by the baggage information acquisition section (204) and the items-to-be-carried database stored in the items-to-be-carried DB storage section (201); and a route setting section (209) for setting a route to one of the destinations, which is set with assistance of the destination setting assistance section (206).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Takahiro Kudo, Nobuyuki Nakano, Ryotaro Iwami, Tomohiro Terada
  • Publication number: 20090143970
    Abstract: A technical challenge is to provide an interactive route guide device which is capable of providing an appropriate amount of information with an appropriate timing in accordance with a user's desire. In order to overcome such a technical challenge, in the interactive route guide device, a storage device (2) stores at least one table which defines a type of guide information to be provided for a route from a departure point to a destination point. An arithmetic processing unit (4) generates the guide information according to the table in the storage device (2), and an output device (5) outputs the generated guide information. The user uses an input device (1) to input a guide request. The arithmetic processing unit (4) manages at least a content of the inputted guide request and the number of times the guide request is inputted, and edits the table stored in the storage device (2) in accordance with the content of the inputted guide request and the number of times the guide request is inputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2005
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Noboyuki Nakano, Ryotaro Iwami, Tomohiro Terada, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20090040138
    Abstract: A technical object of the present invention is to provide a three-dimensional image displaying system having an ability to provide an observer with a three-dimensional image that is easy to see. In a three-dimensional image displaying system (1) of the present invention, a display device (3) sequentially executes a display process for a piece of data outputted from an image generating device (2) so as to emit a light which is a plurality of lights multiplexed over a time axis, wherein each light represents an object. A focal length changing device (4) gives a sense of three-dimensionality, in other words, a sense of distance to each object included in the light so as to generate a three-dimensional image light having an ability to enter a vision in three-dimensional manner. A reflection component (6) reflects the multiplexed light in a direction of the observer (V) so as to provide the observer with a three-dimensional image in which the object is synthesized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Takeshi Takahashi, Nobuyuki Nakano, Ryotaro Iwami, Tomohiro Terada
  • Patent number: 7477990
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus for guiding a vehicle to a destination, a data storing section stores an information set including at least location information for identifying a location of a travel burden point on a road network, link information indicating a road linked to the travel burden point, and a reference hesitation value indicating a degree of a driver's hesitation to go through the travel burden point, and a characteristic value of the driver. A point guidance data generating section generates point guidance data representing guidance for the travel burden point based on a current location derived by a location deriving section, a path obtained by a path obtaining section, and the information set and the driver characteristic value stored in the data storing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Ryotaro Iwami, Nobuyuki Nakano, Tomohiro Terada, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20090002342
    Abstract: In a display device having a dual view display function, provided is an information processing device which is capable of causing a user who performs an operation to feel an intuitive operation and which is capable of providing a user who does not perform the operation with an improved viewability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Tomohiro Terada, Atsushi Yamashita, Takuya Hirai
  • Patent number: 7421336
    Abstract: A navigation device decreasing the frequency at which a user data stored in a data storage section, the navigation device includes a route receiving section for receiving route data, a data selecting section for selecting candidate location data indicating at least one location which exists on the route represented by the route data or in a vicinity of the route, and a location-change designating section for designating a location of change at which a guiding method is to be changed. Further, the navigation device includes a determination section for determining whether a user has arrived at the location of change, and a navigation guidance section for guiding the user to the destination with a relatively detailed method when the determination section determines that the user has arrived at the location of change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Iwami, Nobuyuki Nakano, Tomohiro Terada, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20080176341
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of searching for a target molecule for a ligand immobilized on a metal surface or analyzing the interaction between a ligand and a target molecule, characterized in that the immobilization of the ligand on the metal surface via a hydrophilic spacers, and the method eliminates or suppresses a nonspecific interaction that prevents analysis of intermolecular interaction on a metal surface, and can intensify specific intermolecular interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: Reverse Protemics Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akito Tanaka, Tomohiro Terada, Tsuruki Tamura, Takaaki Shiyama, Akira Yamazaki, Minoru Furuya, Masayuki Haramura
  • Publication number: 20080163131
    Abstract: A user interface system having an improved usability is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Takuya Hirai, Atsushi Yamashita, Atsushi Iisaka, Tomohiro Terada
  • Publication number: 20070156331
    Abstract: A navigation device, in order to allow a user to depart for his/her destination immediately, and to provide the user with guidance information in accordance with an appropriate route to the destination, comprises an area input section (1) for the user to input a name of an area neighboring his/her destination, an arithmetic processing section (4), which searches for a route which leads the user to the area whose name is inputted in the area input section, and provides the user with guidance, in accordance with the route found by the search, so as to guide the user to the area whose name is inputted in the area input section (1). Also, the arithmetic processing section (4) specifies, after the guidance to guide the user to the area has started, a destination by exchanging a dialogue with the user. Then, the arithmetic processing section (4) selects a route which leads the user to the destination, and provides the user with guidance so as to guide the user to the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Tomohiro Terada, Nobuyuki Nakano, Ryoutarou Iwami, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20070106458
    Abstract: By using map data stored in a data storage section, a navigation device comprises: a route receiving section for receiving route data indicating a route from a current position derived by a position deriving section to a destination designated by a destination designating section; a data selecting section for selecting candidate location data indicating at least one location which exists on the route represented by the route data or in a vicinity of the route, and satisfies a predetermined condition; a location-change designating section for designating a location of change at which a guiding method is to be changed, based on the candidate location data selected by the data selecting section; a determination section for determining whether a user has arrived at the location of change; and a navigation guidance section for guiding the user to the destination with a relatively detailed method when the determination section determines that the user has arrived at the location of change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Ryotaro Iwami, Nobuyuki Nakano, Tomohiro Terada, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20070082955
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition containing, as an active ingredient, a compound that specifically binds to KSRP or a functional fragment thereof, and a screening method for the compound. KSRP is a novel target protein for anticancer agents; a compound capable of regulating the expression and activity of such a protein and a pharmaceutical composition containing it are highly useful for proliferative diseases, particularly as anticancer agents. By providing the novel target protein, the mechanism behind the anticancer effect that has conventionally been unexplainable can be elucidated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Applicant: REVERSE PROTEOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akito Tanaka, Akira Yamazaki, Takeshi Tsutsumi, Tomohiro Terada, Masayuki Haramura
  • Publication number: 20070021910
    Abstract: In a navigation apparatus of guiding a vehicle to a destination, a data storing section stores an information set including at least location information for identifying a location of a travel burden point on a road network, link information indicating a road linked to the travel burden point, and a reference hesitation value indicating a degree of a driver's hesitation to go through the travel burden point, and a characteristic value of the driver. A point guidance data generating section generates point guidance data representing guidance for the travel burden point based on a current location derived by a location deriving section, a path obtained by a path obtaining section, and the information set and the driver characteristic value stored in the data storing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Ryotaro Iwami, Nobuyuki Nakano, Tomohiro Terada, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7163921
    Abstract: The present invention to novel nociceptin receptor agonists which are peptide derivatives represented by the following general formula (1): (in which A is alkylene, —CH2)nCO— or a group expressed by the following formula (2) or (3): wherein n represents an integer of 1 to 8; X and Y are same or different and each represents —CONH— or —CH2NH—; R1, R2 and R3 are same or different and each represents alkyl, aryl or heteroaryl; Z represents —CON(R4)R5 or —CH2N(R4)R5; R4 and R5 are same or different and each represents hydrogen, alkyl, aryl or heteroaryl) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. A pharmaceutical composition according to the present invention is useful as a nociceptin receptor agonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Ishiyama, Tomohiro Terada, Tatsuya Oyama, Tadaaki Ohgi
  • Patent number: 7102497
    Abstract: First through third light reception elements 111–113 receive infrared data D from an operation input transmission section 2, and output the received data to an operation input permission determination section 12a. The operation input permission determination section 12a distinguishes among the first through third infrared light reception elements 111–113, thereby determining in which space an operation input has been performed, and analyzes the description of the operation input, thereby determining whether to accept the operation input. A calculation processing section 13a performs various processes based on the description of the operation input from the operation input permission determination section 12a, a processing result of a position detection section 17, and map data stored in a map data storage section 16. A drawing processing section 14a performs a process of outputting a processing result of the calculation processing section 13a to first and second displays 3 and 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nakano, Ryotaro Iwami, Tomohiro Terada, Susumu Ibaraki, Takashi Kuwabara, Toshihiko Kurosaki
  • Patent number: D563418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada, Takuya Hirai
  • Patent number: D563419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada, Takuya Hirai
  • Patent number: D563420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada, Takuya Hirai
  • Patent number: D563421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada, Takuya Hirai
  • Patent number: D563422
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada, Takuya Hirai
  • Patent number: D563967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamashita, Tomohiro Terada, Takuya Hirai