Patents by Inventor Toru Kobayashi

Toru 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: 20220385882
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a processor; and a memory storing a program which, when executed by the processor, causes the information processing apparatus to obtain an image and correction information on a first optical system and a second optical system, the image including a first area corresponding to a first image inputted via the first optical system and a second area corresponding to a second image inputted via the second optical system having a predetermined parallax with respect to the first optical system; execute correcting processing of correcting, based on the correction information, positions of a pixel included in the first area and a pixel included in the second area in the image, and generate a processed image by executing processing of transforming the corrected first area and the corrected second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Toshitaka Aiba, Toru Kobayashi, Shuhei Iino, Takumi Uehara, Atsuto Noda
  • Publication number: 20220385883
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus comprising. An obtainment unit obtains a first circular fisheye image accompanied by a first missing region in which no pixel value is present. A generation unit generates a first equidistant cylindrical projection image by performing first equidistant cylindrical transformation processing based on the first circular fisheye image. The generation unit generates the first equidistant cylindrical projection image such that a first corresponding region corresponding to the first missing region has a pixel value in the first equidistant cylindrical projection image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Toru Kobayashi, Toshitaka Aiba, Yuki Tsuihiji
  • Patent number: 11508647
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor package including an n-type channel normally-off transistor, a normally-on transistor, a first diode, and a Zener diode; a first terminal provided on the semiconductor package; a plurality of second terminals provided on the semiconductor package, and the second terminals being lined up in a first direction; a third terminal provided on the semiconductor package; a plurality of fourth terminals provided on the semiconductor package; and a plurality of fifth terminals provided on the semiconductor package, and the fifth terminals being lined up in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Sugiyama, Akira Yoshioka, Hung Hung, Yasuhiro Isobe, Hitoshi Kobayashi, Tetsuya Ohno, Naonori Hosokawa, Masaaki Onomura, Masaaki Iwai
  • Patent number: 11496027
    Abstract: A motor case has a first case portion and a second case portion coupled to the first case portion. The stator has a stator core and an insulator fixed to the stator core. The insulator has a tubular portion having an outer circumferential surface and a polygonal shape in the cross-sectional view, and on the outer circumferential surface, insulator flat portions lined up in a circumferential direction. The first case portion includes: three or more core supports which project inward in the radial direction from an inner circumferential surface of a circumferential wall of the first case portion, come into contact with the core outer-circumferential surface, and are disposed at intervals from each other in the circumferential direction; and at least one first detent which is in contact with or is disposed to come into contact with the insulator flat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC SERVO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Kuwano
  • Publication number: 20220339540
    Abstract: A computer system and method for presenting windows in a dynamic menu are provided. The dynamic menu presents windows corresponding to an active application according to a first order, whereby windows are arranged based on recent interaction. The dynamic menu also presents windows corresponding to one or more inactive applications according to a second order, whereby windows are arranged based on relevance to a user of the computer system. The windows are presented in a first presentation state, and are expanded to a second presentation state or a third presentation state in response to user interaction. The third presentation state is reached via the second presentation state, thereby reducing latency and complexity of menu navigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kobayashi, Katsuya Hyodo, Toru Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20220342417
    Abstract: A remote function selection device selects a remote function in an automated drive vehicle configured to execute automated drive and remote travel and provided with a plurality of remote functions. The remote function selection device is configured to determine whether executing the automated drive at a predetermined timing is impossible; determines the remote function that is executable at the predetermined timing when it is determined that executing the automated drive is impossible; predict an action of a target around the automated drive vehicle based on a detection result from an external sensor configured to detect the target; calculate an action prediction confidence degree for the predicted action of the target; and selects the remote function. The remote function selection device configured to select the remote function based on the calculated action prediction confidence degree when it is determined that a plurality of remote functions is executable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Hiromitsu Urano, Sho Otaki, Hojung Jung, Toru Takashima, Satoru Niwa, Takashi Suzuki, Kosuke Akatsuka
  • Publication number: 20220315045
    Abstract: An autonomous driving device includes a plurality of driving function ECUs having a function to drive a vehicle in place of an occupant, and a driving function switch ECU is configured to individually change operating states of the driving function ECUs according to a route to a destination and remaining power. The driving function ECUs include an autonomous driving ECU configured to autonomously drive the vehicle, and a remote control ECU configured to operate the vehicle according to remote control from outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Urano, Sho Otaki, Takashi Suzuki, Toru Takashima, Hojung Jung, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Satoru Niwa, Kosuke Akatsuka
  • Publication number: 20220306136
    Abstract: A vehicle is operated in accordance with a second operation amount corresponding to a first operation amount of a remote operation member by an operator. A first maximum operation range is a maximum operation range of the remote operation member. A second maximum operation range is a maximum operation range of an operation member of the vehicle. When the first maximum operation range is smaller than the second maximum operation range, a correspondence relationship between the first and second operation amounts is adjusted such that the second operation amount becomes larger than the first operation amount. When the first maximum operation range is larger than the second maximum operation range, an operable range of the remote operation member is restricted or the correspondence relationship is adjusted such that the second operation amount becomes smaller than the first operation amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Toru TAKASHIMA, Sho Otaki, Hiromitsu Urano, Hojung Jung, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Satoru Niwa, Kosuke Akatsuka
  • Publication number: 20220307456
    Abstract: Provided is a start controller for an engine capable of reducing torque of a starter consumed to start the engine. The start controller includes a stop position sensor that detects a position of a piston in each cylinder at an engine stop time, an intake pressure sensor that detects an intake pressure in an intake passage, and a processor that determines whether the position of the piston in each of the cylinders detected by the stop position sensor is within a specified target range after the engine is stopped. In the case where it is determined that the position of the piston in each of the cylinders after the engine stop is out of the target range and the intake pressure detected by the intake pressure sensor is lower than an atmospheric pressure, the engine is started by a motor even when an engine start condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Hirotaka Yamakawa, Hiromu Sugano, Kenji Tanimura, Toru Kobayashi, Daisuke Shimo
  • Publication number: 20220307457
    Abstract: An intake variable valve timing mechanism (VVT) that collectively changes an intake valve close timing as a close timing of a plurality of intake valves and a control device that controls an engine including a plurality of injectors and the intake VVT are provided. When a specified engine stop condition is satisfied, a fuel cut is performed to stop a fuel supply into a plurality of cylinders by the injector. After the fuel cut, the intake VVT is controlled such that a retarded amount of the intake valve close timing immediately before a stop of a stop-time compression stroke cylinder as a cylinder stopped in a compression stroke from intake bottom dead center is larger than a retarded amount of the intake valve close timing immediately before a stop of a stop-time expansion stroke cylinder as a cylinder stopped in an expansion stroke from the intake bottom dead center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Hirotaka Yamakawa, Hiromu Sugano, Kenji Tanimura, Toru Kobayashi, Daisuke Shimo
  • Publication number: 20220310490
    Abstract: A semiconductor device has a first wiring extending in a first direction on a nitride semiconductor layer. A source electrode is electrically connected to the first wiring and extends in a second direction. A drain electrode extends in the second direction and includes a first and second portion extending in the second direction, spaced from each other in the first direction. An element isolation region is in the second nitride semiconductor layer between the first and second portions. A third portion extends in the second direction on the first and second portions. A gate electrode extends in the second direction on the second nitride semiconductor layer between the source electrode and the drain electrode. The portion includes holes therein aligned with each other along the second direction with the spacing between adjacent holes in the second direction increasing with increasing distance in the second direction from the first wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Akira YOSHIOKA, Hung HUNG, Yasuhiro ISOBE, Toru SUGIYAMA, Hitoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220297158
    Abstract: A backing includes a heat-conductive particle assemblage with irregular voids and a filler which fills the voids. A portion of ultrasound that propagates backward from a piezoelectric layer scatters and attenuates in the backing. Heat generated at the piezoelectric layer is conducted to a heat exhaust block via the particle assemblage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Wataru Sawada, Toru Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220299317
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a position of a substrate, includes: acquiring primary positional data indicating the positions of the edge portions (S31); acquiring secondary positional data indicating the positions of the edge portions after a stage has been moved (S33); calculating, using the primary positional data and the secondary positional data, difference amounts between the positions of the edge portions before the stage has been moved and the positions of the edge portions after the stage has been moved; and calculating an optical magnification ratio of each of the edge portions from each of the difference amounts and an amount of movement of the stage and correcting each of the positions of the edge portions of the primary positional data based on the calculated optical magnification ratio of each of the edge portions, thereby acquiring corrected positional data (S34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Toru Yuki, Kisato Hirata
  • Publication number: 20220297507
    Abstract: A defroster structure includes: a window panel; an instrument panel; an air outlet member formed with an opening through which defrost air is blown out; and a duct member. The air outlet member includes an adjacent part forming a front edge of the opening and adjacent to the window panel, and a fixed part continuous to the adjacent part. The fixed part is fixed to the duct member at a position in front of a front end part of the window panel, which is exposed to the vehicle compartment, in cross-sectional view in a front-rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Toru OKINAGA, Eishi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220297722
    Abstract: An autonomous driving device to be mounted on a vehicle includes a first ECU configured to autonomously drive the vehicle, and a second ECU configured to operate the vehicle under remote control from an outside. The first ECU is configured to keep an activated state while the second ECU is operating the vehicle. The second ECU is configured to keep a power saving state while the first ECU is autonomously driving the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Urano, Sho Otaki, Takashi Suzuki, Toru Takashima, Hojung Jung, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Satoru Niwa, Kosuke Akatsuka
  • Publication number: 20220293939
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes particles of a lithium-transition metal composite oxide that contains nickel in the composition thereof and has a layered structure. The particles have an average particle size DSEM based on electron microscopic observation in a range of 1 ?m to 7 ?m in which a ratio D50/DSEM of a 50% particle size D50 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to the average particle size based on electron microscopic observation is in a range of 1 to 4, and a ratio D90/D10 of a 90% particle size D90 to a 10% particle size D10 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution is 4 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi OGAWA, Soshi KAWAMURA, Toru SUKIGARA, Hiroto MAEYAMA, Kenichi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11443544
    Abstract: An electronic device including: a transparent panel section in which a plurality of transparent light-emitting elements is disposed; and an imaging section that is disposed under a partial region of the transparent panel section, and images, via the transparent panel section, an object which is in contact with or in proximity to the partial region of the transparent panel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoko Kobayashi, Yasunori Kamada, Hiroyuki Shigei, Toru Amano, Futoshi Takeuchi, Toshio Enokido, Yusuke Sato
  • Patent number: 11433539
    Abstract: An abnormality determination device includes an input unit to which a device-condition signal output from an operating device is input, a first memory configured to store a determination algorithm for determining a predetermined abnormality of the operating device, an abnormality determination unit configured to determine the predetermined abnormality of the operating device in accordance with the device-condition signal and the determination algorithm, an output unit configured to output a determination result regarding the predetermined abnormality made by the abnormality determination unit to a user, an operation unit configured to receive an input of true-or-false information of whether the determination result is correct from the user, and an update unit configured to update the determination algorithm in accordance with the true-or-false information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Kobayashi, Toru Takagi
  • Publication number: 20220279081
    Abstract: A printing device includes a panel unit which operation information for operating a printing unit is input, and a speaker that is stored in a main housing of the printing unit and outputs an operating sound, the main housing includes a sound emitting hole that emits the operating sound to an outside of the main housing, the sound emitting hole is located such that at least a part thereof overlaps the panel unit when the panel unit is viewed from the normal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Chiharu KOBAYASHI, Toru MATSUYAMA
  • Patent number: 11413531
    Abstract: A computer system and method for presenting windows in a dynamic menu are provided. The dynamic menu presents windows corresponding to an active application according to a first order, whereby windows are arranged based on recent interaction. The dynamic menu also presents windows corresponding to one or more inactive applications according to a second order, whereby windows are arranged based on relevance to a user of the computer system. The windows are presented in a first presentation state, and are expanded to a second presentation state or a third presentation state in response to user interaction. The third presentation state is reached via the second presentation state, thereby reducing latency and complexity of menu navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kobayashi, Katsuya Hyodo, Toru Yamamoto