Patents by Inventor Toru Yamada

Toru Yamada 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: 10909841
    Abstract: A gateway device thins a plurality of devices to select a plurality of transmission target devices from among the plurality of devices, and transmits data of the transmission target devices to a server device. The server device receives the data of the transmission target devices from the gateway device, and uses the data of the transmission target devices to estimate a value of data of a removed device by interpolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Inoue, Toru Yamada
  • Patent number: 10899137
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes consumables configured to be restored by replacement or refill, a notification section configured to make a notification of alert information based on remaining amount information of the consumables, a remaining amount information obtaining section configured to obtain the remaining amount information of the consumables, a determination information obtaining section configured to obtain determination information for determining a state of replacement or refill of the consumables, and a learning section configured to perform machine learning of the notification of the alert information based on a learning model obtained by associating the remaining amount information with the determination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Yamada, Toru Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20210021967
    Abstract: A multicast control device capable of reducing the distribution time of multicast data is provided. A multicast control device (10) according to the present disclosure includes a determination unit (11) configured to determine whether the number of communication terminals joining a multicast service exceeds a predetermined threshold, and a session control unit (12) configured to start a multicast session for a plurality of communication terminals joining the multicast service when it is determined that the number of communication terminals joining the multicast service exceeds the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira KAMEI, Toru YAMADA, Kyoji HIRATA, Masahiro SERIZAWA, Satoshi HASEGAWA, Masashi SHIMOMA
  • Patent number: 10894404
    Abstract: In a print head control circuit, a first diagnostic signal wiring group includes first diagnostic signal propagation wiring that propagates a first diagnostic signal, and second diagnostic signal propagation wiring that propagates a second diagnostic signal, the first drive signal wiring group and the second drive signal wiring group propagate a first drive signal and a second drive signal that cause liquid to be discharged, in a first cable, the first diagnostic signal wiring group is provided between the first drive signal wiring group and the second drive signal wiring group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Yamada, Toru Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20200407762
    Abstract: Provided is a novel production system that does not involve, or can minimize, the transport of liquid ammonia in the production of an organic compound or the production of a microorganism by microbial fermentation. A production system for an organic compound or a microorganism includes: an ammonia synthesis apparatus in which an ammonia-containing gas is synthesized by reaction of a source gas containing hydrogen and nitrogen in the presence of a supported ruthenium catalyst; and a culture apparatus that cultures a microorganism having organic compound productivity using ammonia originating from the ammonia-containing gas obtained by using the ammonia synthesis apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: AJINOMOTO CO., INC., TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kishino, Hiroyuki Kojima, Hideo Hosono, Michikazu Hara, Masaaki Kitano, Toshiharu Yokoyama, Toru Numaguchi, Munenobu Ito, Kazuteru Yamada, Hiromi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10873890
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a base station, a radio relay station, a communication method, and a program capable of preventing communication from being unavailable when the base station is brought into a high load condition. A base station (10) configured to communicate with a communication terminal (30) through a radio relay station (20), the base station (10) including: a control unit (11) configured to detect whether the own apparatus is in an overload condition exceeding a predetermined load; and a communication unit (12) configured to transmit, in order to cause the radio relay station (20) to connect to another base station that is not in an overload condition, information about the other base station to the radio relay station (20) when the control unit (11) detects that the own apparatus is in an overload condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kamei, Toru Yamada, Masahiro Serizawa, Kyoji Hirata, Yumiko Okuyama, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10873874
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a base station, a radio relay station, a communication method, and a program capable of preventing communication from being unavailable when the base station is brought into a high load condition. A base station (10) configured to communicate with a communication terminal (30) through a radio relay station (20), the base station (10) including: a control unit (11) configured to detect whether the own apparatus is in an overload condition exceeding a predetermined load; and a communication unit (12) configured to transmit, in order to cause the radio relay station (20) to connect to another base station that is not in an overload condition, information about the other base station to the radio relay station (20) when the control unit (11) detects that the own apparatus is in an overload condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kamei, Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Masahiro Serizawa, Yumiko Okuyama, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10859469
    Abstract: A tire deformation calculator includes a processor. The processor (i) detects a contour of a side face of a tire attached to a wheel of a vehicle in a captured image; (ii) calculates load deformation of the contour of the side face, the load corresponding to a weight of the vehicle; (iii) identifies a circular or polygonal shape or pattern on a plane parallel to the contour of the side face; (iv) determines a conversion value for converting the identified shape or pattern in the captured image to a perfect circle or a regular polygon; (v) calculates a predetermined value indicating the load deformation of the tire in the captured image based on the conversion value; and (vi) calculates the load deformation based on the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Asahi Ebe, Takashi Yamada, Toru Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20200381244
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a driving magnet that is disposed correspondingly to a movable pin and that has a predetermined polar direction with respect to a radial direction of a rotary table, a pressing magnet that has a magnetic pole that gives an attractive magnetic force or a repulsive magnetic force between the driving magnet and the pressing magnet and that presses a support portion against a peripheral edge of a substrate by urging the support portion toward a contact position by means of the attractive magnetic force or the repulsive magnetic force, and a pressing-force changing unit that changes a magnitude of a pressing force against the peripheral edge of the substrate pressed by the support portion while keeping the magnitude higher than zero in response to rotation of the rotary table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hiromichi KABA, Akihiko TAKI, Tomomi IWATA, Toru EDO, Kunio YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200381930
    Abstract: A battery pack (60), which is rechargeable by a charger (600), includes one or more battery cells (60), a control part (620), a communication part (620, 400, 15), and a switching-control part (620). The control part is configured to be switchable to any of a plurality of operation states, including a controlled-operation state and a low-power operation state. The switching-control part: compares a communication-stop time (Ta1) to a state-switching determination value (Tth1); does not switch the operation state of the control part if the communication-stop time is less than or equal to the state-switching determination value; and does switch the operation state of the control part to the low-power operation state if the communication-stop time exceeds the state-switching determination value, whereby power consumption of the control part can be reduced upon completion, e.g., of a charging operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hayato KANO, Toru YAMADA, Minoru GYODA
  • Patent number: 10837896
    Abstract: An electronic prepared slide includes: an image sensor that has a light receiving surface and receives, on the light receiving surface, light that has passed through a specimen disposed above the light receiving surface; and a removable nonvolatile transparent film that is disposed on the light receiving surface and seals the light receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Okino, Shota Yamada, Yutaka Hirose, Yoshihisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Manabu Kamoshida, Hideto Motomura, Yoshihide Sawada
  • Patent number: 10841785
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a core node capable of reducing the number of messages or an amount of data to be transmitted to the core node. A core node (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a congestion state detector (11) configured to detect a congestion state of an own apparatus; a communication unit (13) configured to receive a NAS request message that has specified an APN from a radio terminal (20); and a controller (12) configured to determine that processing regarding the NAS request message will not be executed while the congestion state of the own apparatus is being detected. The communication unit (13) transmits a reject message including a plurality of APNs that can be specified by the radio terminal (20) to the radio terminal (20) when it is determined in the controller (12) that the processing regarding the NAS request message will not be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamada, Yumiko Okuyama, Masashi Shimoma, Akira Kamei, Masahiro Serizawa, Kyoji Hirata, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10815664
    Abstract: A coated PC steel stranded cable includes: a stranded cable in which a plurality of elemental wires each composed of steel are twisted together; an anti-corrosive coating having an outer circumferential portion that coats an outer circumference of the stranded cable; an outer coating that coats an outer circumference of the anti-corrosive coating; and an optical fiber provided at a position inwardly of an outer circumferential surface of the outer coating and corresponding to a strand groove in the stranded cable so as to follow expansion and contraction of the stranded cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Oikawa, Masato Yamada, Yoshiyuki Matsubara, Shinji Nakaue, Toru Yamamoto, Shinichi Yamanobe, Michio Imai, Naoki Sogabe, Kazumasa Okubo, Kazuyoshi Chikiri, Toshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10808267
    Abstract: Provided is a novel production system that does not involve, or can minimize, the transport of liquid ammonia in the production of an organic compound or the production of a microorganism by microbial fermentation. A production system for an organic compound or a microorganism includes: an ammonia synthesis apparatus in which an ammonia-containing gas is synthesized by reaction of a source gas containing hydrogen and nitrogen in the presence of a supported ruthenium catalyst; and a culture apparatus that cultures a microorganism having organic compound productivity using ammonia originating from the ammonia-containing gas obtained by using the ammonia synthesis apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kishino, Hiroyuki Kojima, Hideo Hosono, Michikazu Hara, Masaaki Kitano, Toshiharu Yokoyama, Toru Numaguchi, Munenobu Ito, Kazuteru Yamada, Hiromi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10800163
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a support that extends in a second direction intersecting a first direction in which a printing medium is transported; a carriage that is connected to the support and is movable in the second direction; an ejector that is provided in the carriage and ejects a liquid to the printing medium; and a detector that is provided in the carriage and detects a change in posture of the carriage. In a case where the liquid is not ejected from the ejector, the carriage moves in the second direction, and the detector detects the change in posture of the carriage. The detector outputs posture-change amount information based on the change in posture of the carriage. Ejection of the liquid is corrected based on the posture-change amount information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Yamada, Toru Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 10796778
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatuses and methods having a memory cell string including memory cells located in different levels of the apparatus and a data line coupled to the memory cell string. The memory cell string includes a pillar body associated with the memory cells. At least one of such apparatus can include a module configured to store information in a memory cell among memory cells and/or to determine a value of information stored in a memory cell among memory cells. The module can also be configured to apply a voltage having a positive value to the data line and/or a source to control a potential of the body. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Han Zhao, Akira Goda, Krishna K. Parat, Aurelio Giancarlo Mauri, Haitao Liu, Toru Tanzawa, Shigekazu Yamada, Koji Sakui
  • Patent number: 10797494
    Abstract: A power supply adapter according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a power cord, a power-source attachment portion, a working-machine attachment portion, a temperature detector, and an overheat determiner. The temperature detector is configured to detect temperature of the power cord and to output a detection signal indicating the temperature detected. The overheat determiner is configured to determine that the power cord is in an overheated state based on the detection signal from the temperature detector and to output an overheat determination result indicating that the power cord is in the overheated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yamada, Takayoshi Endo, Hiroki Oka
  • Patent number: 10787788
    Abstract: A work machine according to an aspect includes: a dipper stick; a boom; a cylinder for driving the boom; an operation apparatus for operating the dipper stick; and a controller for performing intervention control by using the boom in accordance with an operation command issued from the operation apparatus to achieve land grading. The controller determines whether or not the operation command from the operation apparatus indicates an amount greater than or equal to a predetermined amount, and corrects a speed of the cylinder when the operation command from the operation apparatus indicates an amount greater than or equal to the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Yamada, Ayumi Ohkuma, Toru Matsuyama
  • Publication number: 20200305021
    Abstract: An object is to provide a policy control system that can easily change a policy. A policy control system according to the present invention includes a PCRF entity (10) including a policy control unit (11) for determining a policy to be applied to a group including a plurality of wireless terminals according to environmental information changed at a specified timing and a PCEF entity (20) including a policy control execution unit (21) for applying the policy determined by the policy control unit (11) to communication related to the plurality of wireless terminals included in the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoji HIRATA, Toru YAMADA, Masahiro SERIZAWA, Akira KAMEI, Yumiko OKUYAMA, Masashi SHIMOMA, Satoshi HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 10777404
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a driving magnet that is disposed correspondingly to a movable pin and that has a predetermined polar direction with respect to a radial direction of a rotary table, a pressing magnet that has a magnetic pole that gives an attractive magnetic force or a repulsive magnetic force between the driving magnet and the pressing magnet and that presses a support portion against a peripheral edge of a substrate by urging the support portion toward a contact position by means of the attractive magnetic force or the repulsive magnetic force, and a pressing-force changing unit that changes a magnitude of a pressing force against the peripheral edge of the substrate pressed by the support portion while keeping the magnitude higher than zero in response to rotation of the rotary table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Kaba, Akihiko Taki, Tomomi Iwata, Toru Edo, Kunio Yamada