Patents by Inventor Toshihiro Kobayashi

Toshihiro 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: 20190133093
    Abstract: It is revealed that an organ such as pancreas can be regenerated by utilizing a fact that the deficiency of an organ is complemented by injecting an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) into a developed blastocyst in a blastocyst complementation method. Thus, the present invention has solved the above-described object. This provides a method for producing a target organ, using an iPS cell, in a living body of a non-human mammal having an abnormality associated with a lack of development of the target organ in a development stage, the target organ produced being derived from a different individual mammal that is an individual different from the non-human mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hiromitsu NAKAUCHI, Toshihiro KOBAYASHI, Tomoyuki YAMAGUCHI, Sanae HAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 10281264
    Abstract: A three-dimensional measurement apparatus including: a projection unit configured to project a pattern onto a measurement target object from one or more projection directions; and an image capturing unit configured to obtain one or more captured images by capturing an image of the measurement target object from one or more view points. The three-dimensional measurement apparatus obtains a position of the pattern projected onto the measurement target object based on the one or more captured images obtained by the image capturing unit, and calculates three-dimensional coordinates of a surface of the measurement target object based on the position of the pattern obtained from the one or more captured images and a position of the pattern estimated based on a parameter set that represents internal scattering of the measurement target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoaki Higo, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Masayoshi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20190126471
    Abstract: It is an object to enable a grasping operation to be executed according to a state of an object. The invention provides an information processing apparatus which determines the grasping operation in a grasping unit for grasping the object. The information processing apparatus has: an obtaining unit for obtaining an image acquired by capturing the object; a recognizing unit for recognizing a state of the object from the image obtained by the obtaining unit; and a generating unit for generating information for allowing the grasping unit to execute the grasping operation on the basis of the object state recognized by the recognizing unit and conditions to execute the grasping operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Masakazu Fujiki, Akihiro Katayama
  • Patent number: 10240913
    Abstract: The invention makes it possible to measure an object with a three dimensional shape that is made of various materials with a high degree of precision and at high-speed, without requiring a vast amount advance of preparation. A measuring unit detects internal scattering light measuring areas in a captured image, and obtains profiles of internal scattering light components in the areas. An estimating unit estimates the internal scattering light components in three-dimensional coordinate measuring areas based on the profiles of the internal scattering light components in the internal scattering light measuring areas. A reducing unit reduces the internal scattering light components in the three-dimensional coordinate measuring areas to generate a direct-reflected light component image. Then, a calculating unit calculates three-dimensional coordinates on measuring lines based on the direct-reflected light component image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10171730
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an unit configured to obtain captured images captured at a plurality of positions/orientations; an unit configured to generate a guidance instruction for causing a captured image corresponding to a position/orientation substantially the same as a captured image of a stipulated state to be obtained; an unit configured to output the guidance instruction; an unit configured to determine whether or not one captured image obtained after output of the guidance instruction was captured at a position/orientation substantially the same as the captured image of the stipulated state; and an unit configured to, if the one captured image is determined to be captured at the position/orientation, generate or update a three-dimensional map from three-dimensional coordinates of a feature included in a captured image based on the plurality of captured images including the one captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kobayashi, Daisuke Kotake, Masahiro Suzuki, Masakazu Fujiki, Akihiro Katayama
  • Publication number: 20180336691
    Abstract: Whether to correct unevenness of brightness of a first image of an object onto which pattern light for three-dimensional shape measurement is projected is determined based on the first image or a second image of the object onto which the pattern light is not projected. If correction is performed, the three-dimensional shape of the object is measured using a corrected image obtained by correcting the unevenness of the brightness of the first image based on the second image; otherwise, the three-dimensional shape of the object is measured using the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Akihiro Katayama, Masakazu Fujiki, Masahiro Suzuki, Toshihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10067361
    Abstract: There is an provided eyeglass fitting parameter measurement device including: a display control unit that displays a front image of an examinee wearing an eyeglass frame and a lateral image of the examinee wearing the eyeglass frame on a display part; and a position information detection unit that detects position information for determining the positions of the examinee's eyes or the eyeglass frame based on one of the front image and the lateral image. The display control unit provides a correspondence indication corresponding to the position information detected by the position information detection unit in a display area for the other of the front image and the lateral image based on the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ozaki, Toru Arikawa, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Yujiro Tochikubo
  • Patent number: 9848768
    Abstract: A target presenting apparatus includes: a display for emitting a target light flux; a concave mirror for receiving the target light flux in such a manner as to displace the target light flux from an optical axis thereof; a housing for accommodating the concave mirror and the display therein; and an optical member, placed in the housing, for guiding the target light flux from the inside to the outside of the housing to present a target to an examinee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Kanazawa, Noriji Kawai, Ryoji Suzuki, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Yukito Hirayama, Kazunori Shibata
  • Publication number: 20170280692
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to produce a mammalian organ having a complicated cellular composition composed of multiple kinds of cells, such as kidney, pancreas, thymus and hair, in the living body of a non-human animal. The inventors of the present invention applied the chimeric animal assay described above, to a novel solid organ production method. More specifically, the inventors has shown that a model mouse which is deficient of kidney, pancreas, thymus or hair due to the dysfunction of the metanephric mesenchyme that is differentiated into most of an adult kidney, is rescued by blastocyst complementation by the chimeric animal assay, and whereby a kidney, a pancreas, thymus or hair can be newly produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Hiromitsu NAKAUCHI, Toshihiro KOBAYASHI, Younsu LEE, Joichi USUI, Tomoyuki YAMAGUCHI, Sanae HAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170276739
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor including a first magneto resistive effect element located on a first surface of a substrate and having a sensitivity axis in a first direction that is one of in-plane directions of the first surface, a positioning soft magnetic body including a first most proximal portion of which a relative position with respect to the magneto resistive effect element is defined, and provided in a non-contact manner with respect to the first magneto resistive effect element, and a first soft magnetic body and a second soft magnetic body juxtaposed in the first direction and extending in a direction away from the first surface, and each of the first soft magnetic body and the second soft magnetic body is magnetically connected to the positioning soft magnetic body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Masayuki OBANA, Hideto ANDO, Yuki IMAI, Kunio YAMANAKA, Kyoko HOTTA, Akira MIYATAKE, Toshihiro KOBAYASHI, Kenichiro IKEDA, Takafumi NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170236301
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an unit configured to obtain captured images captured at a plurality of positions/orientations; an unit configured to generate a guidance instruction for causing a captured image corresponding to a position/orientation substantially the same as a captured image of a stipulated state to be obtained; an unit configured to output the guidance instruction; an unit configured to determine whether or not one captured image obtained after output of the guidance instruction was captured at a position/orientation substantially the same as the captured image of the stipulated state; and an unit configured to, if the one captured image is determined to be captured at the position/orientation, generate or update a three-dimensional map from three-dimensional coordinates of a feature included in a captured image based on the plurality of captured images including the one captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Toshihiro KOBAYASHI, Daisuke KOTAKE, Masahiro SUZUKI, Masakazu FUJIKI, Akihiro KATAYAMA
  • Patent number: 9714826
    Abstract: A shape of an object is measured using a plurality of space encoding patterns each of which includes a light portion and a dark portion. A first and second pattern sets are obtained. The first set comprises patterns each of which has the light portion of each space encoding pattern masked by a pattern mask. The second set comprises patterns each of which has the light portion of each of the space encoding pattern masked by a mask with varying the mask pattern. Captured images of an object on which the patterns of the first and second sets are sequentially projected are inputted. A correspondence between projection coordinates of the projected pattern and image coordinates of a captured image for the projected pattern is detected. A shape of the object is derived based on correspondences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoaki Higo, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Masayoshi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20170127363
    Abstract: A radio equipment controller (REC) includes a transmission serializer/deserializer (SERDES), a reception SERDES, and an adjustment unit. The adjustment unit adjusts a transmission timing of a downlink frame to be transmitted from the transmission SERDES in the REC so that the transmission timing of the downlink frame from an antenna of radio equipment (RE) becomes a predetermined timing after synchronization of a downlink and an uplink is established. The RE includes a transmission SERDES, a reception SERDES, and a control unit. The control unit causes the transmission SERDES in the RE to start transmitting an uplink frame after the synchronization of the downlink is established with the REC. The control unit also causes the transmission SERDES in the RE to maintain a transmission timing of the uplink frame, even if a synchronization loss of the downlink is detected due to adjustment of the transmission timing of the downlink frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazushi Tamamoto, SHIGEAKI KAWAMATA, NOBUYUKI FUKUDA, Toshihiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9599462
    Abstract: To measure the three-dimensional shape of a target object with higher accuracy, a three-dimensional shape measurement apparatus projects a pattern image to a predetermined measurement area including a support structure on which the target object is placed; and captures an image of the predetermined measurement area. In addition, the apparatus derives, based on the captured image, a first correction value for correcting a position fluctuation of a support structure, and a second correction value for correcting a fluctuation of a projection position; and calculates, based on the captured image and the first correction value and the second correction value, a plurality of coordinates on a surface of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kobayashi, Shinji Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 9557167
    Abstract: A first image of a space onto which a first light pattern formed from bright and dark portions and a coordinate-detection pattern projected onto each region of the space divided by the first pattern have been projected is acquired. A second image is acquired of the space onto which a second light pattern having a boundary position between bright and dark portions that is different from that of the first pattern, and a coordinate-detection pattern projected onto each region of the space divided by the second pattern have been projected. One of the first image and the second image is selected to perform three-dimensional shape measurement of an object included in the space based on the selection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiro Kobayashi, Tomoaki Higo, Masayoshi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20160324130
    Abstract: It is revealed that an organ such as pancreas can be regenerated by utilizing a fact that the deficiency of an organ is complemented by injecting an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) into a developed blastocyst in a blastocyst complementation method. Thus, the present invention has solved the above-described object. This provides a method for producing a target organ, using an iPS cell, in a living body of a non-human mammal having an abnormality associated with a lack of development of the target organ in a development stage, the target organ produced being derived from a different individual mammal that is an individual different from the non-human mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Hiromitsu NAKAUCHI, Toshihiro KOBAYASHI, Tomoyuki YAMAGUCHI, Sanae HAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 9397831
    Abstract: An encrypted communication device includes: a pattern generation unit configured to judge whether or not a security association including as matching data a data portion whose data pattern matches between data in a packet targeted for processing and data in a sample packet is to be generated; a key information exchange unit configured to transmit to an opposite device a key information exchange packet including the matching data and key data when the pattern generation unit judges that the security association is to be generated, and receives from the opposite device a key information exchange packet including a security association identifier of the security association, thereby establishing the security association with the opposite device; and a key information unit configured to store the matching data, the key data, and the security association identifier of the security association established by the key information exchange unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Isamu Fukuda, Tetsuta Sakabe, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Fukuda, Kazuhiro Yasuno
  • Publication number: 20160202498
    Abstract: There is an provided eyeglass fitting parameter measurement device including: a display control unit that displays a front image of an examinee wearing an eyeglass frame and a lateral image of the examinee wearing the eyeglass frame on a display part; and a position information detection unit that detects position information for determining the positions of the examinee's eyes or the eyeglass frame based on one of the front image and the lateral image. The display control unit provides a correspondence indication corresponding to the position information detected by the position information detection unit in a display area for the other of the front image and the lateral image based on the position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshihiro OZAKI, Toru ARIKAWA, Toshihiro KOBAYASHI, Yujiro TOCHIKUBO
  • Patent number: 9376850
    Abstract: An opening/closing assist device includes a cam fixed to a first member, which is one of an opening/closing body and a coupling subject of the opening/closing body, a contact element located on a second member, which is the other one of the opening/closing body and the coupling subject, and a damper stay. The damper stay includes a first end rotatably connected to the first member and a second end rotatably connected to the contact element. The contact element is maintained in the state of being pressed against the cam by means of the elastic force of the damper stay. The cam has a shape that is set so that a moment generated at the cam based on the elastic force applied by the contact element is generated so that a moment required to rotate the opening/closing body is in accordance with operation characteristics required for the opening/closing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryusei Suzuki, Toshihiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20160156899
    Abstract: A three-dimensional measurement apparatus including: a projection unit configured to project a pattern onto a measurement target object from one or more projection directions; and an image capturing unit configured to obtain one or more captured images by capturing an image of the measurement target object from one or more view points. The three-dimensional measurement apparatus obtains a position of the pattern projected onto the measurement target object based on the one or more captured images obtained by the image capturing unit, and calculates three-dimensional coordinates of a surface of the measurement target object based on the position of the pattern obtained from the one or more captured images and a position of the pattern estimated based on a parameter set that represents internal scattering of the measurement target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Tomoaki Higo, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Masayoshi Yamasaki