Patents by Inventor Toru Suzuki

Toru Suzuki 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: 11569899
    Abstract: Provided is a system including: a first vehicle equipped with a land mobile station for mobile communication; and a second vehicle that transports the first vehicle and a user holding a terminal for mobile communication. The system further includes a control unit configured to acquire radio wave intensity of the mobile communication at a current location of the second vehicle, and generate, when the acquired radio wave intensity is less than a predetermined intensity, a command to unload the first vehicle from the second vehicle; and generating a command to relay the mobile communication by the land mobile station of the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Suzuki, Toru Nishitani, Jun Usami, Minami Yoda, Kensuke Koike, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 11560646
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a carbon fiber which exhibits excellent strength development rate when used in a composite material. The present invention that solves the problems is a carbon fiber which simultaneously satisfies the following formulae (1) and (2): Lc/d?3??(1) TS×d×Lc>6.0×105??(2) wherein: Lc is an X-ray crystallite size (?), d is a filament diameter (?m), and TS is a strand tensile strength (MPa).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: TEIJIN LIMITED, Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Shuhei Yoshida, Hidekazu Yoshikawa, Yosuke Nakamura, Hironori Kawamoto, Takaya Suzuki, Toru Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20230017814
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a carbon fiber which exhibits excellent strength development rate when used in a composite material. The present invention that solves the problems is a carbon fiber which simultaneously satisfies the following formulae (1) and (2): Lc/d?3??(1) TS×d×Lc>6.0×105??(2) wherein: Lc is an X-ray crystallite size (?), d is a filament diameter (?m), and TS is a strand tensile strength (MPa).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicants: Teijin Limited, Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Shuhei YOSHIDA, Hidekazu Yoshikawa, Yosuke Nakamura, Hironori Kawamoto, Takaya Suzuki, Toru Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11551718
    Abstract: A recording and reproducing device includes: a reading unit that reads production information from a recording medium of a magnetic tape cartridge, the magnetic tape cartridge including a magnetic tape, and the recording medium other than the magnetic tape and on which the production information is recorded, the production information being information regarding the magnetic tape obtained in a production process of the magnetic tape cartridge; and a control unit that performs, as an initialization process of the magnetic tape cartridge, control of recording the production information on the magnetic tape and invalidating the production information in the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nakao, Hodaka Suzuki, Yoichi Akano
  • Patent number: 11544967
    Abstract: The present technology is to provide an image sensor capable of enhancing the security of biometric information and lowering the risk of information leakage. An image sensor 10 includes: a biometric information acquisition unit 102 that acquires biometric information; a storage unit 14 that stores reference information to be compared with the biometric information; and a biometric authentication unit 104 that performs biometric authentication by comparing the biometric information with the reference information. The image sensor 10 further includes an encryption processing unit 105 that encrypts biometric authentication information that authenticates a living organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Minagawa, Go Asayama, Toru Akishita, Hirotake Yamamoto, Shigeki Teramoto, Kazutaka Tachibana, Teiichi Shiga, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11545700
    Abstract: A power storage system includes a power storage element; and a voltage detecting unit configured to detect an output voltage of the power storage element. The power storage element and the voltage detecting unit are formed by integrally forming structural materials of the power storage element and the voltage detecting unit on the same base material, without any point bonding portions formed by solder mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Kuriyama, Masami Takai, Satoshi Nakajima, Eiko Suzuki, Toru Ushirogochi
  • Publication number: 20220414837
    Abstract: The invention provides a technique capable of effectively and appropriately removing noise from various kinds of images including noise and artifacts and images in which a noise pattern changes due to a difference in imaging conditions. Based on a noise removal technique using AI, noise characteristics including artifacts are analyzed for each image, the image is classified based on an analysis result, an optimal neural network for a noise processing is applied for each classification, and the noise and the artifacts are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Yukio Kaneko, Toru Shirai, Atsuro Suzuki, Tomoki Amemiya, Suguru Yokosawa
  • Publication number: 20220403764
    Abstract: The blow-by gas treating device 100 has a main structure portion 101 which separates oil OL from the blow-by gas BG and an outlet portion 40 which supplies gas G having been separated from the blow-by gas BG to an intake system. The main structure portion 101 has a first blow-by gas taking-in portion 111, a second blow-by gas taking-in portion 112, a separating portion 330 which separates the blow-by gas BG into oil OL and gas G, a first oil guiding portion 151 which guides the oil OL to a front side, a second oil guiding portion 152 which guides the oil OL to a rear side, a first oil drain 161 which discharges the oil OL into the engine, and a second oil drain 162 which discharges the oil OL into the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Masayasu TAKAMI, Katsunori IKEMACHI, Yuki YOSHITA, Masayuki TOCHIMOTO, Kazuya ISHIDA, Tomohiro SUZUKI, Yu SUZUKI, Toru SUZUKI, Kentaro KITA
  • Publication number: 20220395188
    Abstract: The present invention is to perform appropriate noise reduction processing on an image having different signal levels or noise levels depending on an imaging condition or a reconstruction condition. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to the invention includes: a measurement unit that receives a nuclear magnetic resonance signal generated in a subject by a receiving coil; an image reconstruction unit that processes the nuclear magnetic resonance signal received by the receiving coil and reconstructs an image of the subject; an SNR spatial distribution calculation unit that calculates spatial distribution of a signal-to-noise ratio of the image using spatial distribution of a noise level and spatial distribution of the signal of the image; and a noise reduction unit that reduces noise from the image based on the spatial distribution of the signal-to-noise ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Toru Shirai, Suguru Yokosawa, Yukio Kaneko, Atsuro Suzuki, Tomoki Amemiya
  • Publication number: 20220397898
    Abstract: A remote control request method has requesting, by a computer, a remote operator to perform remote control on an autonomous driving vehicle when the autonomous driving vehicle currently has or is expected to have difficulty in continuing autonomous driving, requesting remote assistance in which the remote operator makes at least a part of determination for the autonomous driving inside an autonomous driving domain, and requesting, outside the autonomous driving domain, remote driving in which the remote operator performs at least one of a steering operation and an acceleration or deceleration operation of the autonomous driving vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Urano, Sho Otaki, Takashi Suzuki, Toru Takashima, Hojung Jung, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Satoru Niwa, Kosuke Akatsuka
  • Publication number: 20220382283
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus manages operation of an autonomous vehicle that delivers a package. The information processing apparatus includes a control section that before the autonomous vehicle arrives at a basic delivery destination that is an original delivery destination of the package, acquires a location, at a planned delivery time of the package, of a user that receives the package, and where the location is different from the basic delivery destination, transmits an instruction for delivering the package to the location to the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi SUZUKI, Toru Nishitani, Jun Usami, Minami Yoda, Kensuke Koike, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Yohei Tanigawa
  • Publication number: 20220375484
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for audio data augmentation are provided. Sets of audio data from different sources may be obtained. A respective normalization factor for at least two sources of the different sources may be calculated. The normalization factors from the at least two sources may be mixed to determine a mixed normalization factor. A first set of the sets may be normalized by using the mixed normalization factor and to obtain training data for training an acoustic model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Toru Nagano, Takashi Fukuda, Masayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11494433
    Abstract: A system and method for expanding a question and answer (Q&A) database. The method includes obtaining a set of Q&A documents and speech recognition results, each Q&A document in the set having an identifier, and each speech recognition result having an identifier common with the identifier of a relevant Q&A document, and adding one or more repetition parts extracted from the speech recognition results to a corresponding Q&A document in the set to generate an expanded set of Q&A documents for increasing Q&A document extraction accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kabeya, Toru Nagano, Masayuki Suzuki, Issei Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11495331
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a document creation assistance server and document creation assistance method which are capable of efficiently acquiring information necessary to write a specification or other such documents, and of generating a document from the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED, PATCORE, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nara, Junya Shirai, Tatsuki Koike, Kenjiro Sato, Takaharu Hirayama, Hiromi Fukuda, Tsutomu Morita, Hiromasa Ishihara, Kazue Suzuki, Hiroki Sakamoto, Fumiaki Kikuchi, Kenta Tamaki, Toru Tanoue, Yuichi Horita, Takeshi Ueda
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11465696
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an autonomous traveling vehicle having a loading space for loading a package and/or a user. The autonomous traveling vehicle includes: a partition apparatus for performing switching between a partitioned state where the loading space is partitioned into a plurality of spaces separated from each other and a communicating state where the loading space forms one continuous space; and a control unit that controls the partition apparatus such that the loading space is brought into the communicating state when only any one of the package and the user is loaded in the loading space and the loading space is brought into the partitioned state when both of the package and the user are loaded in the loading space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Suzuki, Toru Nishitani, Jun Usami, Minami Yoda, Kensuke Koike, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Yohei Tanigawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11460005
    Abstract: A condition monitoring system includes a vibration sensor for measuring a vibration waveform of a bearing in a wind turbine generation apparatus and a data processor for diagnosing abnormality of the bearing. In the data processor, an evaluation value computing unit time-sequentially computes an evaluation value that characterizes an effective value of vibration waveform data output from the vibration sensor within a certain time. A diagnosis unit diagnoses abnormality of the bearing based on transition of temporal change of the evaluation value. The evaluation value computing unit computes the minimum value of the effective values of vibration waveform data within a certain time, as the evaluation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Haseba, Yosuke Suzuki, Toru Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20220310817
    Abstract: A semiconductor element unit includes a semiconductor element; and a first electrode having a flat first electrode mounting surface whose surface roughness is less than or equal to 10 [nm] and forming eutectic bonding with the semiconductor element in a part different from the first electrode mounting surface. A semiconductor element unit supply substrate includes one or more semiconductor element units. A semiconductor packaging circuit includes the semiconductor element unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuki SHINOHARA, Takahito SUZUKI, Kenichi TANIGAWA, Hironori FURUTA, Toru KOSAKA, Yusuke NAKAI, Shinya JYUMONJI, Genichirou MATSUO, Takuma ISHIKAWA, Chihiro TAKAHASHI, Hiroto KAWADA
  • 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