Patents by Inventor Toshiaki Kato

Toshiaki Kato 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: 20210130649
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a, polyimide film having high transparency and improved bending resistance against multiple times of bending, and a varnish capable of providing such a polyimide film. The varnish according to the present invention contains a polymer (?) and a solvent (?). The polymer (?) is polyimide or a polyimide precursor. The varnish further contains a typical metal element having an atomic weight of 26-201 except alkali metals and alkaline earth metals, or at least one metal element among transition metal elements having an atomic weight of 26-201 or less. At least one of the metal elements contained in the varnish is present in an amount of 0.05-500 ppm relative to the polymer (?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi KATO, Toshiaki NAGASAWA
  • Publication number: 20210127038
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a filtering processing unit that executes a filtering process to suppress background noise of input image data; a threshold setting unit that sets a binarization threshold for the input image data; a background noise determination threshold setting unit that determines that a tone value at which the number of pixels of background noise of the input image data reaches a peak is a background peak tone value and that sets, as a background noise determination threshold, a tone value having a density higher than a density of the background peak tone value and having a number of pixels within a specific range of percentages, of the number of pixels at the peak; a background noise reduction processing unit that executes a background noise reduction process on the input image data and a binarization processing unit that executes a binarization process on the input image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kato, Toshiaki Mutsuo
  • Patent number: 10970894
    Abstract: A method for rendering a computer image includes, for each pixel of a plurality of N×M pixels forming a tile, determining a plurality of masks for the pixel, wherein N and M denote integers larger than 1, and wherein each mask identifies a respective subset of the pixels that are equidistant from the pixel and located at a respective distance from the pixel. The method further includes: determining an active mask for the tile, the active mask identifying active pixels of the pixels, each of the active pixels being determined as having color information; based on the active mask, identifying an empty pixel of the pixels, the empty pixel lacking color information; and determining at least a first nearest active pixel that is nearest to the empty pixel. The determining includes comparing the active mask with at least one mask of the masks for the empty pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Toshiaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20210027509
    Abstract: A method of controlling rendering of a computer image at a plurality of computers includes: controlling a first computer of the plurality of computers to identify a pixel of a tile of the computer image, wherein the identification of the pixel is based on an inter-pixel order; controlling the first computer to identify one or more locations of the pixel, to facilitate sampling of the pixel at the one or more locations thereof, wherein the identification of the one or more locations is based on an intra-pixel computational order corresponding to the first computer; and receiving rendering results corresponding to the one or more locations of the pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventor: Toshiaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20210029183
    Abstract: A method of transmitting rendering data of a computer image to a client terminal via a communication channel includes: receiving rendering results of the computer image from at least one computer of a plurality of computers; identifying a partial region of the computer image based on transmission information; processing a subset of the rendering results, the subset corresponding to the identified partial region of the computer image; and transmitting, at a particular time, the processed subset of the rendering results to the client terminal via the communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Toshiaki KATO, Robert Wilson, Andrew Pearce
  • Publication number: 20210027521
    Abstract: A method of facilitating an interactive rendering of a computer image at a remote computer includes: at a first time, obtaining first information of the image, including pixel information of the image at the first time; and, at a second time after the first time, obtaining second information of the image including pixel information of the image at the second time. Delta pixel information is generated by comparing the pixel information of the first information with the pixel information of the second information, to include one or more portions of the pixel information of the second information updated since the first information was obtained, and to exclude one or more portions of the pixel information of the second information unchanged since the first information was obtained. The method further includes: transmitting the delta pixel information in a lossless format to a front-end client to enable reconstruction of the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LLC
    Inventor: Toshiaki KATO
  • Publication number: 20210027507
    Abstract: A method for rendering a computer image includes, for each pixel of a plurality of N×M pixels forming a tile, determining a plurality of masks for the pixel, wherein N and M denote integers larger than 1, and wherein each mask identifies a respective subset of the pixels that are equidistant from the pixel and located at a respective distance from the pixel. The method further includes: determining an active mask for the tile, the active mask identifying active pixels of the pixels, each of the active pixels being determined as having color information; based on the active mask, identifying an empty pixel of the pixels, the empty pixel lacking color information; and determining at least a first nearest active pixel that is nearest to the empty pixel. The determining includes comparing the active mask with at least one mask of the masks for the empty pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LLC
    Inventor: Toshiaki KATO
  • Publication number: 20200055700
    Abstract: A break detection device includes a sensor, an abnormal variation detection unit (22), a storage unit (20), an arithmetic unit (23), and a break determination unit (24). The arithmetic unit (23) increases a determination score when the abnormal variation detection unit (22) detects occurrence of an abnormal variation when a car (1) passes a position stored in the storage unit (20). The arithmetic unit (23) decreases the determination score when the abnormal variation detection unit (22) does not detect the occurrence of the abnormal variation when the car (1) passes the position. The break determination unit (24) determines whether or not a broken portion is present in a rope on the basis of the determination score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki KATO, Daisuke NAKAZAWA, Daiki FUKUI, Akihiro NAKAYA, Hiroyuki MURAKAMI, Hideki SHIOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190199132
    Abstract: In a power transmission system for transmitting electric power from the primary side power feeding coil to the secondary side power receiving coil without their mutual contact and using electromagnetic induction, the power coils on each of the primary and secondary sides include a pair of planar spiral coils which are shaped in the form of a figure 8 and connected differentially to power supply, and each of the spiral coils is D-shaped having a semicircular portion and a linear portion combined together, the two spiral coils having their linear portions laid one on the other to form a planar figure-8 coil. Plates of soft magnetic material 4 and 41 are disposed each on a side of the power coil on one of the primary and secondary sides which is opposite to the side that faces the power coil on the other of the primary and secondary sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Yuki OTA, Tetsuya TAKURA, Fumihiro SATO, Hidetoshi MATSUKI, Tadayuki SATO, Akifusa YUYAMA, Shu SASAKI, Toshiaki KATO
  • Patent number: 10328385
    Abstract: A pump housing of the carbon dioxide-containing gas recovery apparatus is formed with a first chamber and a second chamber partitioned by a partition wall. The first and second chambers and communicate with each other through a third chamber. The first chamber communicates with a water supply opening and a carbon dioxide-containing gas inlet. When blown against water filling the first chamber, a carbon dioxide-containing gas is dissolved in the water, and the carbon dioxide-containing gas remaining undissolved exists as bubbles in the water. When a pair of six-blade rotors oppositely disposed on two axes and in the third chamber compress the bubbles to be refined into different bubbles, the carbon dioxide-containing gas can further be dissolved in the water by a compression action. An aqueous solution of carbon dioxide-containing gas is discharged from a water outlet communicating with the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Anlet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuna Yokoi, Toshiaki Kato, Hideyuki Okano, Yoshinobu Ito
  • Patent number: 10268183
    Abstract: A control device is configured to synchronize a second axis with a (real or virtual) first axis. The control device includes a processor configured to use position information for the first axis to compute a position command for the second axis, and to correct the position command when outputting a position command to the second axis to compensate for a delay caused by the transmission of the position command from the control device to the second axis, and a delay on the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Shimamura, Toshiaki Kato, Yosuke Iwai, Tomonori Shimamura, Eiji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10081512
    Abstract: An elevator control device which can automatically and appropriately set a bus voltage. Therefore, the elevator control device includes a power supply side current controller, a main circuit bus, an inverter, a regenerative resistance, a bus voltage controller, and a control unit which detects a first reference value of a bus voltage of the main circuit bus when the bus voltage of the main circuit bus becomes a receiving voltage from a power supply, detects a second reference value of the bus voltage of the main circuit bus when the regenerative resistance is turned on, and controls the bus voltage controller so that a value of the bus voltage of the main circuit bus becomes a value between the first reference value and the second reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki Kato
  • Publication number: 20180185783
    Abstract: [Problem] Providing a carbon dioxide-containing gas recovery-apparatus which is low in cost and can improve a carbon dioxide-containing gas recovery efficiency. [Overcoming Means] A pump housing 11 of the carbon dioxide-containing gas recovery apparatus 10 is formed with a first chamber 23 and a second chamber 26 partitioned by a partition wall 20a. The first and second chambers 23 and 26 communicate with each other through a third chamber 20. The first chamber 23 communicates with a water supply opening and a carbon dioxide-containing gas inlet. When blown against water filling the first chamber, a carbon dioxide-containing gas is dissolved in the water, and the carbon dioxide-containing gas remaining undissolved exists as bubbles A in the water. When a pair of six-blade rotors 40 oppositely disposed on two axes 41a and 41b in the third chamber 20 compress the bubbles A to be refined into bubbles B, the carbon dioxide-containing gas can further be dissolved in the water by a compression action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuna YOKOI, Toshiaki KATO, Hideyuki OKANO, Yoshinobu ITO
  • Publication number: 20170057778
    Abstract: An elevator control device which can automatically and appropriately set a bus voltage. Therefore, the elevator control device includes a power supply side current controller, a main circuit bus, an inverter, a regenerative resistance, a bus voltage controller, and a control unit which detects a first reference value of a bus voltage of the main circuit bus when the bus voltage of the main circuit bus becomes a receiving voltage from a power supply, detects a second reference value of the bus voltage of the main circuit bus when the regenerative resistance is turned on, and controls the bus voltage controller so that a value of the bus voltage of the main circuit bus becomes a value between the first reference value and the second reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki KATO
  • Publication number: 20160259311
    Abstract: A control device is configured to synchronize a second axis with a (real or virtual) first axis. The control device includes a processor configured to use position information for the first axis to compute a position command for the second axis, and to correct the position command when outputting a position command to the second axis to compensate for a delay caused by the transmission of the position command from the control device to the second axis, and a delay on the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Junji SHIMAMURA, Toshiaki KATO, Yosuke IWAI, Tomonori SHIMAMURA, Eiji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8961658
    Abstract: A mist/dust collector includes a tank body, a recovery tank having a demister member, a spraying unit spraying water or coolant fluid from a nozzle, an impeller mounted on a main shaft located in the tank body, so as to be rotatable by air flow, a disc rotary brush and a shaking-off member mounted on the shaft. A suction unit is actuated to draw air containing mist and dust into the tank body interior maintained in a negative pressure state. The impeller is rotated by collision of water or coolant fluid at a predetermined pressure, and the rotary brush and the shaking-off member are rotated simultaneously with the impeller, so that mist and dust are separated from air by a centrifugal action of the rotary brush and the shaking-off member. Mist and dust remaining in the air flowing into the recovery tank are collected by the demister member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Anlet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuna Yokoi, Yoshinobu Ito, Toshiaki Kato, Kouiti Kume, Hideyuki Okano
  • Publication number: 20140305304
    Abstract: A mist/dust collector includes a tank body, a recovery tank having a demister member, a spraying unit spraying water or coolant fluid from a nozzle, an impeller mounted on a main shaft located in the tank body, so as to be rotatable by air flow, a disc rotary brush and a shaking-off member mounted on the shaft. A suction unit is actuated to draw air containing mist and dust into the tank body interior maintained in a negative pressure state. The impeller is rotated by collision of water or coolant fluid at a predetermined pressure, and the rotary brush and the shaking-off member are rotated simultaneously with the impeller, so that mist and dust are separated from air by a centrifugal action of the rotary brush and the shaking-off member. Mist and dust remaining in the air flowing into the recovery tank are collected by the demister member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: ANLET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuna Yokoi, Yoshinobu Ito, Toshiaki Kato, Kouiti Kume, Hideyuki Okano
  • Patent number: 8671641
    Abstract: Providing a half precast slab even in a case where the thickness of the slab in the site condition is too thick to apply conventional precast construction techniques. A half precast slab including a plurality of floor concrete form members and, each floor concrete form member being provided with: a bottom slab of a long length, in response to the floor concrete form member; a pair of side walls installed upright along each longitudinal edge of the bottom slab, in response to the floor concrete form member; thereby, each floor concrete form member is arranged so as to be parallel to each other and be tightly connected to the adjacent floor concrete form member, along the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of each floor concrete form member; the height of the side walls other than the side walls on the most outer edge sides of the whole floor concrete form members is set at a common height that is smaller than the height of the side walls on the most outer edge sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Takakura, Satoru Tanaka, Yumi Tanaka, Toshiaki Kato, Naoyuki Kita, Nobuyuki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8459974
    Abstract: A six-blade biaxial rotary positive-displacement pump includes a casing formed with a suction port and a discharge port, a pair of rotors accommodated in the casing and having rotor shafts rotatably mounted on housings fixed to opposed ends of the casing, respectively. Each rotor is formed with six blades extending radially equiangularly about the rotor shaft. Each blade is formed so as to have a constant thickness in a rotational direction of each rotor. Each blade has an apex and a valley, and a distance between the apex and the valley is set so as to range from three to five times larger than the thickness of each blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Anlet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuna Yokoi, Akitomo Yokoi, Yoshinobu Ito, Toshiaki Kato, Masafumi Takeda, Kouiti Kume, Hideyuki Okano, Takashi Yokoi
  • Patent number: 8375676
    Abstract: Providing a half precast slab even in a case where the thickness of the slab in the site condition is too thick to apply conventional precast construction techniques. A half precast slab including a plurality of floor concrete form members and, each floor concrete form member being provided with: a bottom slab of a long length, in response to the floor concrete form member; a pair of side walls installed upright along each longitudinal edge of the bottom slab, in response to the floor concrete form member; thereby, each floor concrete form member is arranged so as to be parallel to each other and be tightly connected to the adjacent floor concrete form member, along the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of each floor concrete form member; the height of the side walls other than the side walls on the most outer edge sides of the whole floor concrete form members is set at a common height that is smaller than the height of the side walls on the most outer edge sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Takakura, Satoru Tanaka, Yumi Tanaka, Toshiaki Kato, Naoyuki Kita, Nobuyuki Kawabata