Patents by Inventor Toshihiko Matsumoto

Toshihiko Matsumoto 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: 11366089
    Abstract: An analysis condition adjusting device of a fuel analyzer includes a first NOx computing unit for calculating a reference NOx estimation value using a previously obtained first industrial analysis value of a fuel sample, a second NOx computing unit for calculating a plurality of varied NOx estimation value by varying a value of each of components of the first industrial analysis value, a NOx error computing unit for computing an error as a NOx error between the reference NOx estimation value and each of the varied NOx estimation values, an analysis error tolerance range setting unit for setting an analysis error tolerance range of each of the components based on a value variation amount of each of the components, the value variation amount being defined such that the NOx error is within a tolerance range, and an analysis condition adjusting unit for adjusting an analysis condition of a fuel analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryohei Ohashi, Toshihiko Setoguchi, Junji Imada, Atsushi Tanaka, Keigo Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9456495
    Abstract: A norbornane-2-spiro-?-cycloalkanone-??-spiro-2?-norbornane-5,5?,6,6?-tetracarboxylic dianhydride represented by the following general formula (1): wherein the formula (1), n represents an integer of 0 to 12, and R1s, R2, R3 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Matsumoto, Shinichi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9433994
    Abstract: A centering device for a plate-shaped workpiece comprises: a table (21) having a conveyor mechanism (23) for conveying a plate-shaped workpiece (10) in the horizontal direction; a camera (56) for taking an image of the plate-shaped workpiece (10) placed on the table (21); a table movement mechanism (28) for moving the table (21) horizontally in the direction orthogonal to the conveyance direction; a table rotation mechanism (60) for rotating the table (21) about a vertical axis; a computation unit (58) for comparing target central position information and information acquired by the camera (56) and computing the movement amount of the conveyor mechanism (23), the movement amount of the table movement mechanism (28), and the movement amount of the table rotation mechanism (60); and a control unit (59) for controlling the conveyor mechanism (23), the table movement mechanism (28), and the table rotation mechanism (60) on the basis of the movement amounts calculated by the computation unit (58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Oyabe Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Matsuyama, Yuta Suzuki, Susumu Nishimoto, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Masanao Suzuki, Ryoji Tamai, Hiromitsu Kato
  • Publication number: 20150314360
    Abstract: A centering device for a plate-shaped workpiece comprises: a table (21) having a conveyor mechanism (23) for conveying a plate-shaped workpiece (10) in the horizontal direction; a camera (56) for taking an image of the plate-shaped workpiece (10) placed on the table (21); a table movement mechanism (28) for moving the table (21) horizontally in the direction orthogonal to the conveyance direction; a table rotation mechanism (60) for rotating the table (21) about a vertical axis; a computation unit (58) for comparing target central position information and information acquired by the camera (56) and computing the movement amount of the conveyor mechanism (23), the movement amount of the table movement mechanism (28), and the movement amount of the table rotation mechanism (60); and a control unit (59) for controlling the conveyor mechanism (23), the table movement mechanism (28), and the table rotation mechanism (60) on the basis of the movement amounts calculated by the computation unit (58).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Shinya Matsuyama, Yuuta Suzuki, Susumu Nishimoto, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Masanao Suzuki, Ryoji Tamai, Hiromitsu Kato
  • Publication number: 20150086753
    Abstract: A norbornane-2-spiro-?-cycloalkanone-??-spiro-2?-norbornane-5,5?,6,6?-tetracarboxylic dianhydride represented by the following general formula (1): wherein the formula (1), n represents an integer of 0 to 12, and R1s, R2, R3 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko MATSUMOTO, Shinichi KOMATSU
  • Publication number: 20130151544
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing content data may include a memory. The apparatus may also include a buffer controller, which may be configured to overwrite recorded content data stored in the memory with new content data. The buffer controller may also be configured to receive a command signal indicative of a search request. Additionally, the buffer controller may be configured to, in response to the command signal, stop the overwriting. In addition, the apparatus may include a result display unit, which may be configured to generate a display signal to cause display of information regarding content represented by at least a portion of the recorded content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Ishimura, Masaki Yoshimura, Masaki Ito, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Takahiro Chiba
  • Publication number: 20130079490
    Abstract: A norbornane-2-spiro-?-cycloalkanone-??-spiro-2?-norbornane-5,5?,6,6?-tetracarboxylic dianhydride represented by the following general formula (1): [in the formula (1), n represents an integer of 0 to 12, and R1s, R2, R3 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or the like].
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicants: TOKYO POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Matsumoto, Shinichi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 7782451
    Abstract: A target surface of a target object including portions having different curvatures is inspected by using an illuminating device and a camera that are fixed, a supporting device for supporting the target object such that its position and orientation are variable. The position and orientation of the target object are controlled as its image is obtained for a plurality of times. The position and orientation of the target object are controlled such that the image of any point on the target surface will be included in at least one of the images obtained by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Matsumoto, Hiroshi Okabe, Takashi Kinoshita, Yoshihiro Kanetani
  • Patent number: 7686590
    Abstract: A vacuum control system allows the degree of vacuum in a vacuum vessel to be kept constant while removing vaporized components degassed into the vacuum vessel through a gas permeation diaphragm by stably introducing a very small amount of air into a vacuum exhaust path of the vacuum vessel. The vacuum control system controls the rotary power of a DC brushless motor, continuously controls displacement of a vacuum pump, and thus keeps the degree of vacuum in a vacuum vessel constant, by decompressing the inside of the vacuum vessel using an exhaust vacuum pump which operates with the DC brushless motor, monitoring the inside pressure of the vacuum vessel using a pressure sensor, and controlling a voltage applied to the DC brushless motor on the basis of an output signal resulting from measurement of the inside pressure of the vacuum vessel by the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: ERC, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ishii, Koji Tanemura, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Kozo Shirato
  • Patent number: 7446864
    Abstract: A surface of a work to be inspected is irradiated with an illumination unit for a coaxial incident illumination and an illumination unit for an oblique incident illumination driven to take its image by a camera at the same time. Each of the illumination units and comprises light sources emitting color lights R, G and B, respectively. One of the three kinds of light sources is lighted in the illumination unit and one or two of the light sources which are not lighted in the illumination unit are lighted in the illumination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okabe, Toshihiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7373022
    Abstract: An apparatus reproduces an image recorded with a difference between adjacent frames at at least one scene change point and scaled-down images for identifying each scene change point. A time-length-determining device determines the length of time to display the scaled-down images, the length of time corresponding to the frame length of a screen of a display device in which the image is displayed. An image-number-determining device determines the number of scaled-down images to be displayed during the length of time. A threshold-value-setting device sets a threshold value for the differences recorded during the length of time to allow a number of scaled-down images corresponding to the number of scaled-down images determined by the image-number-determining device to be extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiko Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20070211240
    Abstract: A target surface of a target object including portions having different curvatures is inspected by using an illuminating device and a camera that are fixed, a supporting device for supporting the target object such that its position and orientation are variable. The position and orientation of the target object are controlled as its image is obtained for a plurality of times. The position and orientation of the target object are controlled such that the image of any point on the target surface will be included in at least one of the images obtained by the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Toshihiko Matsumoto, Hiroshi Okabe, Takashi Kinoshita, Yoshihiro Kanetani
  • Publication number: 20070211242
    Abstract: Light sources emit irradiation lights respectively, so that edge parts of mutual irradiation areas (inspection areas) are superposed one another. The imaging apparatus receives regular reflection lights and generates two images corresponding to each of the light sources. A main control part combines two images and determines presence/absence of a defect. By irradiating an inspected surface A with the irradiation lights from mutually different directions, a position of an area showing the defect in each image is slightly deviated. Therefore, even if a dimension of an area showing the defect is small in each image, by superposing two images one another, the dimension of the area showing a defect part becomes large in the image after composition. Thus, an accuracy of defect detection on the edge part of the inspection area can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okabe, Yoshihiro Kanetani, Toshihiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7212672
    Abstract: An image processing method and an image processing apparatus are disclosed, in which curved linear objects and uneven linear objects as well as rectilinear objects can be detected easily and accurately. Edge pixels P1 extracted from a gray-scale image to be processed are sequentially considered to search for an edge pixel having an opposite direction of density gradient to each of the edge pixels P1 within the range of a predetermined length W along the direction orthogonal to the edges. Once an edge pixel P2 meeting these conditions is extracted, a line segment having a length L is set extending in the direction C parallel to the edge of the edge pixels P1 from an intermediate point Q between the extracted edge pixel P2 and the edge pixel P1 under consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Fujieda, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Yuji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20060251315
    Abstract: A surface of a work to be inspected is irradiated with an illumination unit for a coaxial incident illumination and an illumination unit for an oblique incident illumination driven to take its image by a camera at the same time. Each of the illumination units and comprises light sources emitting color lights R, G and B, respectively. One of the three kinds of light sources is lighted in the illumination unit and one or two of the light sources which are not lighted in the illumination unit are lighted in the illumination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okabe, Toshihiko Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20050210388
    Abstract: An apparatus reproduces an image recorded with a difference between adjacent frames at at least one scene change point and scaled-down images for identifying each scene change point. A time-length-determining device determines the length of time to display the scaled-down images, the length of time corresponding to the frame length of a screen of a display device in which the image is displayed. An image-number-determining device determines the number of scaled-down images to be displayed during the length of time. A threshold-value-setting device sets a threshold value for the differences recorded during the length of time to allow a number of scaled-down images corresponding to the number of scaled-down images determined by the image-number-determining device to be extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiko Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20050079074
    Abstract: There is provided a vacuum control system for allowing the degree of vacuum in a vacuum vessel to be kept constant, effectively and accurately removing vaporized components degassed into the vacuum vessel through a gas permeation diaphragm by stably introducing a very small amount of air into a vacuum exhaust path, and thus operating stably, and a vacuum degassing apparatus employing the vacuum control system. The vacuum control system controls the rotatory power of a DC brushless motor, continuously controls displacement of a vacuum pump, and thus keeps the degree of vacuum in a vacuum vessel constant, by decompressing the inside of the vacuum vessel using an exhaust vacuum pump which operates with the DC brushless motor, monitoring the inside pressure of the vacuum vessel using a pressure sensor, and controlling a voltage applied to the DC brushless motor on the basis of an output signal resulting from measurement of the inside pressure of the vacuum vessel by the pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Applicant: ERC, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ishii, Koji Tanemura, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Kozo Shirato
  • Publication number: 20040131256
    Abstract: An image processing method and an image processing apparatus are disclosed, in which curved linear objects and uneven linear objects as well as rectilinear objects can be detected easily and accurately. Edge pixels P1 extracted from a gray-scale image to be processed are sequentially considered to search for an edge pixel having an opposite direction of density gradient to each of the edge pixels P1 within the range of a predetermined length W along the direction orthogonal to the edges. Once an edge pixel P2 meeting these conditions is extracted, a line segment having a length L is set extending in the direction C parallel to the edge of the edge pixels P1 from an intermediate point Q between the extracted edge pixel P2 and the edge pixel P1 under consideration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Fujieda, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6412087
    Abstract: A pattern data transfer circuit capable of decreasing the number of transfer of pattern data and of shortening the entire transfer time as a whole. A chip selector circuit generates pin group data representing tester channels contained in respective pin groups on the basis of pin groups such as “ADDRESS” and adapter board data corresponding to the tester channels, and it validates only a chip select signal corresponding to the tester channel shown by the pin group data in the case of transfer of “I/O” data and “Strobe Mask” data, and also validated either chip selector signal CS corresponding to the tester channel in the case of transfer of “HiLo” data. A CPU extracts respective patterns of the selected pin group from pattern data and transfers the extracted patterns to all the pattern memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Ando Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6100365
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel soluble polyimide resin which is superior in solubility in solvents and transparency, which is useful particularly in electronics and optronics fields, and which has good processability; a process for production of the resin; and a solution composition of the resin. A soluble polyimide resin containing, as part or the whole of the diamine units, a 2,5(or 6)-bis(aminomethyl)bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane and having a light transmittance of 60% or more in a range of wavelength larger than 400 nm in an ultraviolet-visible light spectrum measured for a film of 10-.mu.m thickness; a process for production of the resin; and a solution composition of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventors: Toshihiko Matsumoto, Toshikazu Kurosaki, Shin Irie, Masaaki Kudo, Yoshiharu Ito, Masao Kaneko