Patents by Inventor Toshio Sato

Toshio Sato 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: 20210277919
    Abstract: In a linear actuator, a slide table is attached to a cylinder body via a guide mechanism so as to be movable along the longitudinal direction of the cylinder body. The slide table includes a table body arranged above the cylinder body and extending in the longitudinal direction, and an end plate joined to an end of the table body in the longitudinal direction so as to be substantially orthogonal to the table body. The end plate includes a storage chamber provided on one surface thereof in the longitudinal direction facing a guide mechanism and depressed from the one surface in a direction away from the guide mechanism. For example, when the linear actuator is used in an environment where powder dust and the like is scattered, the storage chamber stores therein a solidified matter made up of the powder dust and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TOSHIMORI, Toshio SATO, Atsumi TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20210280987
    Abstract: A slot antenna apparatus that includes a waveguide including a sidewall and having an extending direction, a slot provided on the sidewall, and a dielectric member that is attached to the waveguide and is slidable in the extending direction with respect to the slot, the dielectric member including a first section and a second section, the first section covering the slot at a first slide position, the second section covering the slot at a second slide position next to the first slide position, and the first, section and the second section having different relative permittivities or different thicknesses with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: TOMONORI SATO, Shigekazu Kimura, TOSHIO KAWASAKI, Yoji Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10565876
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in general, an information processing apparatus includes one or more processors. The one or more processors receive from an onboard device of a probe vehicle an image showing a vehicle group of one or more vehicles stopping on the same lane, imaging time of the image, and a position of the probe vehicle at the imaging time. The one or more processors select vehicle groups according to the imaging time and an imaging position. The one or more processors identify the selected vehicle groups as a vehicle queue. The one or more processors calculate a stopping vehicle-queue evaluation value. The one or more processors calculate a parking vehicle-queue evaluation value. The one or more processors determine whether the identified vehicle queue is the stopping vehicle queue or the parking vehicle queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Suzuki, Yusuke Takahashi, Toshio Sato, Yoshikazu Ooba, Hiroshi Sakai, Hideki Ueno
  • Patent number: 10546489
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, generally, an information processing apparatus includes a vehicle detector, a stopped-vehicle evaluator, a parked-vehicle evaluator, and a determiner. The vehicle detector detects a vehicle from a captured image by an imaging device mounted in a probe vehicle. The stopped-vehicle evaluator calculates a stopped-vehicle evaluation value based on one or more stopped-vehicle conditions. The parked-vehicle evaluator calculates a parked-vehicle evaluation value based on one or more parked-vehicle conditions. The determiner determines whether the vehicle is stopped or parked based on both the evaluation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Suzuki, Toshio Sato, Yusuke Takahashi, Hideki Ueno, Yoshikazu Ooba, Hiroshi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20190355246
    Abstract: A vehicle recognition apparatus according to an embodiment includes one or more hardware processors to: acquire a photographed image obtained by photographing vehicles forming a column of vehicles from an obliquely rearward direction with respect to the column of vehicles; generate a parallax image based on the photographed image; estimate a vanishing point in the parallax image; generate strip regions by dividing a region below the vanishing point in the parallax image in a horizontal direction; calculate a representative parallax for each strip region; extract strip regions efficient in recognizing a vehicle from among the strip regions based on the representative parallax; couple strip regions adjacent to each other among the extract strip regions to generate a coupled strip region based on a distance distribution model of a back surface and a side surface of a vehicle; and recognize a vehicle based on the coupled strip region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Toshio Sato, Yusuke Takahashi, Hideki Ueno
  • Publication number: 20190236952
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in general, an information processing apparatus includes one or more processors. The one or more processors receive from an onboard device of a probe vehicle an image showing a vehicle group of one or more vehicles stopping on the same lane, imaging time of the image, and a position of the probe vehicle at the imaging time. The one or more processors select vehicle groups according to the imaging time and an imaging position. The one or more processors identify the selected vehicle groups as a vehicle queue. The one or more processors calculate a stopping vehicle-queue evaluation value. The one or more processors calculate a parking vehicle-queue evaluation value. The one or more processors determine whether the identified vehicle queue is the stopping vehicle queue or the parking vehicle queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Yusuke TAKAHASHI, Toshio SATO, Yoshikazu OOBA, Hiroshi SAKAI, Hideki UENO
  • Patent number: 10323660
    Abstract: A cylinder guide mechanism includes a floating bush, a holding part that holds the floating bush, and a linear guide. When a working fluid is supplied in a tube and a piston rod moves back and forth, the floating bush and a guide member of the linear guide move back and forth in the same direction. At this time, a slider of the linear guide is displaced relative to the guide member by retaining the same position. The slider is connected to the tube via an L-bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Ishibashi, Motohiro Sato, Nariaki Suzuki, Hidefumi Ikeda, Toshio Sato
  • Patent number: 10303927
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a people search system includes a receiver, a detector, a search unit, and a display. The search unit obtains features of a first face image and a second face image of a predetermined person and searches for the predetermined person based on a similarity between the features of the first and the second face images when an inhibiting factor is not detected, and generates a third face image that is a composite image of the second face image and the inhibiting factor, obtains features of the first and the third face images, and searches for the predetermined person based on a similarity between the features of the first and the third face images when the inhibiting factor is detected. The display displays the search result of the predetermined person obtained by the search unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroo Saito, Toshio Sato
  • Publication number: 20190130597
    Abstract: Generally, an information processing device according to one embodiment includes storage, a receiver, a detector, an extractor, and a position specifier. The storage stores therein, imaging positional information indicating, identification information on a landmark set, and registration landmark information, in association with one another. The receiver receives a captured image for position specification from an onboard device. The extractor extracts imaging landmark information serving as information on a detected landmark from the captured image for position specification. The position specifier specifies the position indicated by the imaging positional information associated with the identification information on the landmark set including the registration landmark information similar to the imaging landmark information as the position of a vehicle at time when the captured image for position specification is taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Toshio Sato, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroshi Sakai, Hideki Ueno
  • Publication number: 20180374345
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, generally, an information processing apparatus includes a vehicle detector, a stopped-vehicle evaluator, a parked-vehicle evaluator, and a determiner. The vehicle detector detects a vehicle from a captured image by an imaging device mounted in a probe vehicle. The stopped-vehicle evaluator calculates a stopped-vehicle evaluation value based on one or more stopped-vehicle conditions. The parked-vehicle evaluator calculates a parked-vehicle evaluation value based on one or more parked-vehicle conditions. The determiner determines whether the vehicle is stopped or parked based on both the evaluation values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Suzuki, Toshio Sato, Yusuke Takahashi, Hideki Ueno, Yoshikazu Ooba, Hiroshi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20180342067
    Abstract: A moving object tracking system includes an input unit, a detection unit, a creating unit, a weight calculating unit, a calculating unit, and an output unit. The detection unit detects all tracking target moving objects from each of input images input. The creating unit creates a combination of a path that links each moving object detected in a first image to each moving object detected in a second image, a path that links each moving object detected in the first image to an unsuccessful detection in the second image, and a path that links an unsuccessful detection in the first image to each moving object detected in the second image. The calculating unit calculates a value for the combination of the paths to which weights are allocated. The output unit outputs a tracking result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroo SAITO, Toshio Sato, Osamu Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Sukegawa
  • Patent number: 10119566
    Abstract: A linear actuator. A guide block for constituting a guide mechanism includes a pair of ball circulation grooves formed in the lower surface of the guide block, the lower surface facing a cylinder body, and balls are mounted in the ball circulation groove. A pair of cover blocks are respectively mounted to the opposite end surfaces of the guide block, and the base section of a cover plate of a plate material is mounted to the lower part of the guide block to thereby retain the balls within the ball circulation groove. Hook sections provided to ends of the base section are engaged with the cover blocks to thereby integrally connect the cover blocks and the guide block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidefumi Ikeda, Toshio Sato
  • Patent number: 9989089
    Abstract: A guide mechanism includes: a guide member having a first groove; a slide member having a second groove; and rolling bodies arranged in a guide groove comprising the first groove and the second groove. A stopper for preventing the rolling bodies from moving out of the guide groove is affixed to the second groove by welding. A method for manufacturing the guide mechanism includes a welding step in which the second groove and the stopper are welded by resistance welding while the stopper is pressed against the second groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Yoshida, Rikiya Ishikawa, Youichi Kawamura, Yoshihiro Toshimori, Motohiro Sato, Nariaki Suzuki, Toshio Sato
  • Patent number: 9981027
    Abstract: The present invention provides an agent for controlling colibacillosis including a fusion protein comprising a subunit of Shiga toxin and a subunit of Escherichia coli heat-labile toxin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD., NATIONAL CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND MEDICINE
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Sawada, Takeshi Matsui, Eiji Takita, Takashi Hamabata, Toshio Sato
  • Publication number: 20180082581
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a travel speed calculation device includes an acquisition unit, an inter-vehicle distance calculator, a relative speed calculator, a travel speed calculator, and a determination unit. The travel speed calculator calculates a travel speed of another vehicle based on a travel speed of a probe vehicle and a relative speed of another vehicle relative to the probe vehicle. The determination unit determines change of another vehicle based on a frame at a former time and a frame at a latter time, and inhibits the travel speed calculator from calculating a travel speed of another vehicle based on a relative speed in the case where another vehicle is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Toshio SATO, Hideki UENO, Yusuke TAKAHASHI, Yoshikazu OOBA, Yasuhiro AOKI, Hiroshi SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20180060986
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing device includes an input, a first storage, an acquirer, and a second storage. The input receives image data from an imager that captures, from a vehicle, an image of surroundings of the vehicle. The first storage stores, in correlation with each other, identification information for identifying a road structure contained in the image data for guiding the vehicle, and category information indicating a category of the road structure. The acquirer acquires location information representing a spot at which the vehicle is traveling. The second storage stores, in correlation with one another, the image data from which the road structure is detected based on the identification information stored in the first storage, the category information, and the location information indicating a spot at which the vehicle is traveling at the time of capturing the image data containing the road structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiko SUZUKI, Toshio SATO, Hideki UENO, Yusuke TAKAHASHI, Kentaro YOKOI, Kenji KIMIYAMA, Yasuhiro AOKI
  • Patent number: 9904095
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a partition layer provided on the first substrate and defining plural pixel regions, colored layers of plural colors constituting color filters in the plural pixel regions, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, and a liquid crystal material arranged between the first and second substrates. The partition layer includes a longitudinal light-shielding part made of a light-shielding resin and extending in a longitudinal direction, a lateral light-shielding part made of the light-shielding resin and extending in a lateral direction, and a light reducing part in which the colored layers including two or more of the colors overlap each other. At least one of the longitudinal light-shielding part and the lateral light-shielding part has a space to avoid contact with the other. The light reducing part fills the space between the longitudinal light-shielding part and the lateral light-shielding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshio Sato, Shinji Aotsuka
  • Patent number: 9875413
    Abstract: An embodiment of a vehicle monitoring apparatus has a determiner and a reader. The determiner determines whether or not a specific site of a vehicle exists at least in an area of an image, the image imaged by an imager, the area being one of multiple areas into which the image is divided by dividing line that are substantially orthogonal to a direction of travel of the vehicle. The reader reads information on a license plate mounted to the vehicle from the area in case that the determiner determines the specific site of the vehicle is determined to exist in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Toshio Sato, Kentaro Yokoi, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Kenji Kimiyama, Junichi Nakamura, Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: D846075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohiro Sato, Nariaki Suzuki, Toshio Sato
  • Patent number: D867398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohiro Sato, Nariaki Suzuki, Toshio Sato