Patents by Inventor Tomoya Okazaki

Tomoya Okazaki 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: 10763373
    Abstract: A transistor with favorable electrical characteristics is provided. One embodiment of the present invention is a semiconductor device including a semiconductor, a first insulator in contact with the semiconductor, a first conductor in contact with the first insulator and overlapping with the semiconductor with the first insulator positioned between the semiconductor and the first conductor, and a second conductor and a third conductor, which are in contact with the semiconductor. One or more of the first to third conductors include a region containing tungsten and one or more elements selected from silicon, carbon, germanium, tin, aluminum, and nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Okazaki, Akihisa Shimomura, Naoto Yamade, Tomoya Takeshita, Tetsuhiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200261860
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a composite semipermeable membrane, which has excellent oxidant resistance (chlorine resistance) and salt rejection property, and a method for producing the same. The composite semipermeable membrane has a skin layer, which includes a polyamide-based resin obtained by polymerization of a polyfunctional amine component and a polyfunctional acid halide component and is formed on the surface of a porous support. The polyfunctional amine component includes an alicyclic diamine. The skin layer has an absorption peak intensity of at least 0.03 that is obtained by a Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) transmission method and originates in the stretching vibration of C?O in the amide groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotsugu MIYABE, Shinichi INOUE, Yuha OKAZAKI, Tomoya OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10693273
    Abstract: A reflector includes a gain fiber and a periodic refraction structure unit. The gain fiber has a core doped with a rare earth element. The periodic refraction structure unit includes a high-refractive-index region that has a predetermined width, that is formed at a predetermined spacing along an optical axis direction of the gain fiber, that is formed across an entire section of the core that is orthogonal to the optical axis of the core, and that has a first refractive index, and a low-refractive-index region that is formed adjacent to the high-refractive-index region, that has a width equal to the predetermined spacing, and that has a second refractive index lower than the first refractive index. A width di of an ith periodic structure of refractive index in the periodic refraction structure unit is given by the equation di=Hi·(?/(2·ni))+?/(4·ni).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA SCHOOL FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Hasegawa, Satoru Kato, Tomoya Okazaki, Kazuya Saito
  • Publication number: 20200185987
    Abstract: Provided is a rotating electric machine, including: a stator including: an annular core back; and a plurality of teeth projecting in a radial direction from the core back and being arranged in a circumferential direction, the plurality of teeth having slots each formed between the plurality of teeth adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction; and a rotor including: an annular rotor core which is arranged coaxially with the stator through a magnetic gap; and a plurality of magnetic poles arranged on the rotor core in the circumferential direction, wherein the rotor core includes a plurality of segment cores formed by dividing the rotor core in the circumferential direction with at division surfaces, and wherein the number of segments of the rotor core is different from a divisor and a multiple of the greatest common divisor of the number of poles of the rotor and the number of slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kodai OKAZAKI, Ryuichi TAKIGUCHI, Shinichi YAMAGUCHI, Tomoya UCHIMURA, Shunta KASHIMA, Takashi UMEDA
  • Publication number: 20200167947
    Abstract: A non-transitory recording medium storing a computer readable image processing program that causes a computer to: obtain a captured image; detect, from the obtained image, a person area representing a person and an object area representing a predetermined object; detect positions of articulation points of the person from the detected person area; and estimate an action of the person based on the detected positions of the articulation points and the detected object area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Tomoya Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10575823
    Abstract: A medical diagnostic apparatus according to one embodiment comprises processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire a three-dimensional shape of a first part based on a contour of the first part in each of a plurality of sectional images intersecting each other along an extending direction of the first part connecting to a cardiac chamber; acquire a three-dimensional shape of a second part, based on a contour of the second part in a sectional image along an extending direction of the second part connecting to the cardiac chamber; and generate a three-dimensional image representing at least some of the first part, the second part, and the cardiac chamber using a three-dimensional shape representing the cardiac chamber and the three-dimensional shapes of the first part and the second part acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Okazaki, Yukinobu Sakata, Tomoyuki Takeguchi
  • Patent number: 10408160
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a cylinder block (10) includes: a step of forming a slit (14) to flow refrigerant therein, between adjacent cylinder bores (CB) among a plurality of cylinder bores provided in a cylinder portion (11); a step of placing a first cover (20a) in the slit and welding the first cover to the cylinder portion by laser beam welding; and a step of placing a second cover (20b) on the first cover and joining the second cover to the cylinder portion by friction stir welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru Kawasaki, Tomoya Okazaki, Masashi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10372117
    Abstract: A system for evaluating at least one state of a process is provided the system having means for segmenting the process into a plurality of process segments, one or more sensors configured to capture information related to each process segment of the plurality of process segments generated by the segmenting means, the information comprising a plurality of samples, and processing means configured to process the plurality of samples related to each process segment of the plurality of segments, and, based on the processing, provide an indication associated with the at least one state of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV/SA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Andrew Willett, Tomoya Okazaki, Shingo Iwatani
  • Publication number: 20190221674
    Abstract: A transistor with favorable electrical characteristics is provided. One embodiment of the present invention is a semiconductor device including a semiconductor, a first insulator in contact with the semiconductor, a first conductor in contact with the first insulator and overlapping with the semiconductor with the first insulator positioned between the semiconductor and the first conductor, and a second conductor and a third conductor, which are in contact with the semiconductor. One or more of the first to third conductors include a region containing tungsten and one or more elements selected from silicon, carbon, germanium, tin, aluminum, and nickel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka OKAZAKI, Akihisa SHIMOMURA, Naoto YAMADE, Tomoya TAKESHITA, Tetsuhiro TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10318841
    Abstract: A medical-image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuit acquires an initial value of an outline corresponding vector that corresponds to an outline of a subject included in medical image data. The processing circuitry updates the outline corresponding vector based on a derivative that is acquired by differentiating a cost function with respect to the outline corresponding vector by the outline corresponding vector, and on the initial value of the outline corresponding vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Okazaki, Yukinobu Sakata
  • Patent number: 10292684
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry obtains three-dimensional medical image data, taken by using an ultrasound probe, of a region including a heart valve of a patient and a catheter inserted into a heart chamber of the patient. The processing circuitry determines an advancing direction of a tip end part of the catheter by obtaining information on a position and a posture of the tip end part included in the three-dimensional medical image data, by using at least one selected from shape information indicating the shape of the tip end part and reflection characteristic information indicating ultrasound reflection characteristics of the tip end part. The processing circuitry generates a display image from the three-dimensional medical image data in accordance with the position and the advancing direction of the tip end part. The processing circuitry causes the display image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Okazaki, Yasuhiko Abe, Koji Ando, Shogo Fukuda, Yurika Ogawa, Yukinobu Sakata, Yasunori Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20190089112
    Abstract: A reflector includes a gain fiber and a periodic refraction structure unit. The gain fiber has a core doped with a rare earth element. The periodic refraction structure unit includes a high-refractive-index region that has a predetermined width, that is formed at a predetermined spacing along an optical axis direction of the gain fiber, that is formed across an entire section of the core that is orthogonal to the optical axis of the core, and that has a first refractive index, and a low-refractive-index region that is formed adjacent to the high-refractive-index region, that has a width equal to the predetermined spacing, and that has a second refractive index lower than the first refractive index. A width di of an ith periodic structure of refractive index in the periodic refraction structure unit is given by the equation di=Hi·(?/(2·ni))+?/(4·ni).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA SCHOOL FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Kazuo HASEGAWA, Satoru KATO, Tomoya OKAZAKI, Kazuya SAITO
  • Publication number: 20190005644
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire medical image data. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain spatial distribution of likelihood values representing a likelihood of corresponding to a textual pattern in a predetermined region of a medical image for each of a plurality of textual patterns based on the medical image data. The processing circuitry is configured to calculate feature values in the predetermined region of the medical image based on the spatial distribution obtained for the each of the plurality of textual patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi YAGUCHI, Tomoya OKAZAKI, Yasunori TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180345404
    Abstract: A laser processing device includes: a laser source; a collimator that collimates light generated by the laser source; an optical element including a converter that converts the collimated light into a beam of light that includes a plurality of collimated lights which respectively have optical axes that are different from each other and that transmits the beam of light; and a focusing element that focuses the beam of light onto a workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuo HASEGAWA, Satoru KATO, Chie TOYODA, Tomoya OKAZAKI, Yoshinori SHIBATA, Yuta FUJIKASA
  • Publication number: 20180268297
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a network training device includes a first training unit that trains a first network that converts an input signal to a first signal, a second training unit that trains a second network that converts the first signal to a second signal, and a third training unit that trains a third network that converts the second signal to an output signal. The first training unit trains the first network as an encoder of a first autoencoder. The second training unit trains the second network by backpropagation by using a second signal for training corresponding to the first signal for training as supervised data. The second signal for training is generated by an encoder of a second autoencoder that encodes a third signal for training into the second signal for training, and decodes the second signal for training into the third signal for training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoya OKAZAKI, Marco Visentini Scarzanella, Toshimitsu Kaneko, Yasunori Taguchi, Wataru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9888905
    Abstract: A medical diagnosis apparatus of embodiments includes a scanner and processing circuitry. The scanner configured to scan a three-dimensional region including a target region and acquire data of the three-dimensional region. The processing circuitry is configured to discretely arrange fixed points framing three-dimensional shape of the target region in a first medical image based on the data. The processing circuitry is configured to set a boundary of region of interest (ROI) on the three-dimensional shape of the target region according to a position of the fixed point. The processing circuitry is configured to receive an instruction to change a position of the boundary from an input device controlled by a user. The processing circuitry is configured to change the position of the boundary based on a position or positions of at least one of the fixed points according to the instruction while maintaining positions of the fixed points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Okazaki, Yukinobu Sakata, Tomoyuki Takeguchi, Yasuhiko Abe
  • Patent number: 9881410
    Abstract: A medical diagnostic imaging apparatus according to embodiments includes storage circuitry and processing circuitry. The storage circuitry stores therein volume data concerning a three-dimensional region inside an object. The processing circuitry calculates an index value concerning a region of interest in the volume data, and generates a first medical image and a second medical image based on the index value. The respective positions in the first medical image and the second medical image are associated with each other by a certain coordinate conversion. The region of interest is divided into a plurality of first regions by a first boundary position. The second medical image is divided into a plurality of second regions by a second boundary position that is not altered in accordance with the alteration of the first boundary position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Abe, Tomoya Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20170249532
    Abstract: A medical-image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuit acquires an initial value of an outline corresponding vector that corresponds to an outline of a subject included in medical image data. The processing circuitry updates the outline corresponding vector based on a derivative that is acquired by differentiating a cost function with respect to the outline corresponding vector by the outline corresponding vector, and on the initial value of the outline corresponding vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya OKAZAKI, Yukinobu SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20170245835
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry obtains three-dimensional medical image data, taken by using an ultrasound probe, of a region including a heart valve of a patient and a catheter inserted into a heart chamber of the patient. The processing circuitry determines an advancing direction of a tip end part of the catheter by obtaining information on a position and a posture of the tip end part included in the three-dimensional medical image data, by using at least one selected from shape information indicating the shape of the tip end part and reflection characteristic information indicating ultrasound reflection characteristics of the tip end part. The processing circuitry generates a display image from the three-dimensional medical image data in accordance with the position and the advancing direction of the tip end part. The processing circuitry causes the display image to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya OKAZAKI, Yasuhiko ABE, Koji ANDO, Shogo FUKUDA, Yurika OGAWA, Yukinobu SAKATA, Yasunori TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20160265472
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a cylinder block (10) includes: a step of forming a slit (14) to flow refrigerant therein, between adjacent cylinder bores (CB) among a plurality of cylinder bores provided in a cylinder portion (11); a step of placing a first cover (20a) in the slit and welding the first cover to the cylinder portion by laser beam welding; and a step of placing a second cover (20b) on the first cover and joining the second cover to the cylinder portion by friction stir welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru KAWASAKI, Tomoya OKAZAKI, Masashi FURUKAWA