Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Kume

Tsutomu Kume 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: 11001618
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and pharmaceutical compositions for treating and inhibiting conical vascularization including conical vascularization associated with viral infection, chemical injury, autoimmune conditions, and post-corneal transplantation or in subjects having a PAX6 mutation associated with conical vascularization. The methods and pharmaceutical compositions are utilized in administering treatment that results in increased concentration of FOXC1 in a subject's cornea in order to treat or inhibit corneal vascularization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: Northwestern University, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kume, Ordan Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20190270782
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and pharmaceutical compositions for treating and inhibiting conical vascularization including conical vascularization associated with viral infection, chemical injury, autoimmune conditions, and post-corneal transplantation or in subjects having a PAX6 mutation associated with conical vascularization. The methods and pharmaceutical compositions are utilized in administering treatment that results in increased concentration of FOXC1 in a subject's cornea in order to treat or inhibit corneal vascularization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicants: Northwestern University, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kume, Ordan Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10330721
    Abstract: An oil resistance test method for an electronic device is provided. At least one type of resin material is provided on at least a portion of an outer surface of the electronic device. The oil resistance test method includes: setting a test temperature; and immersing the electronic device in a water-soluble cutting oil in an atmosphere of the set test temperature. This cutting oil contains a mineral oil and a surfactant, and exhibits a milky-white appearance when diluted with water. The oil resistance test method further includes: determining, based on an electrical characteristic of the electronic device, whether or not the electronic device has been degraded by the cutting oil; and estimating, based on a total immersion time of the electronic device in the cutting oil until degradation of the electronic device is detected, a life of oil resistance of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kume, Tomoyuki Maki, Kyoji Kitamura, Masaki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190028649
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus uses an image pickup device. A manual focus adjusting unit is configured to control a focus lens in response to a user's input operation. An edge detecting unit is configured to detect edge components from an image signal obtained by the image pickup device and to output detection levels of the detected edge components. A color signal replacement unit is configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level with a predetermined color signal when the detection level satisfies a predetermined condition. A display unit is configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Patent number: 10116869
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus uses an image pickup device. A manual focus adjusting unit is configured to control a focus lens in response to a user's input operation. An edge detecting unit is configured to detect edge components from an image signal obtained by the image pickup device and to output detection levels of the detected edge components. A color signal replacement unit is configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level with a predetermined color signal when the detection level satisfies a predetermined condition. A display unit is configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Publication number: 20170290180
    Abstract: A fluororesin cable can include an electric wire having a central conductor covered with an insulator, an inclusion, a tape made of a resin, and a sheath made of a fluororesin. The inclusion is arranged along the electric wire. The tape is wound around an outer periphery of an aggregate of the electric wire and the inclusion. The sheath entirely covers the aggregate and the tape. Here, a material for the inclusion is harder than a fluororesin material constituting the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu KUME, Daisuke INOUE, Masaki NAKAMURA, Yuki USHIRO
  • Publication number: 20170285093
    Abstract: An oil resistance test method for an electronic device is provided. At least one type of resin material is provided on at least a portion of an outer surface of the electronic device. The oil resistance test method includes: setting a test temperature; and immersing the electronic device in a water-soluble cutting oil in an atmosphere of the set test temperature. This cutting oil contains a mineral oil and a surfactant, and exhibits a milky-white appearance when diluted with water. The oil resistance test method further includes: determining, based on an electrical characteristic of the electronic device, whether or not the electronic device has been degraded by the cutting oil; and estimating, based on a total immersion time of the electronic device in the cutting oil until degradation of the electronic device is detected, a life of oil resistance of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu KUME, Tomoyuki MAKI, Kyoji KITAMURA, Masaki NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170104937
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus uses an image pickup device. A manual focus adjusting unit is configured to control a focus lens in response to a user's input operation. An edge detecting unit is configured to detect edge components from an image signal obtained by the image pickup device and to output detection levels of the detected edge components. A color signal replacement unit is configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level with a predetermined color signal when the detection level satisfies a predetermined condition. A display unit is configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Patent number: 9554032
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus uses an image pickup device. A manual focus adjusting unit is configured to control a focus lens in response to a user's input operation. An edge detecting unit is configured to detect edge components from an image signal obtained by the image pickup device and to output detection levels of the detected edge components. A color signal replacement unit is configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level with a predetermined color signal when the detection level satisfies a predetermined condition. A display unit is configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Publication number: 20150156403
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus uses an image pickup device. A manual focus adjusting unit is configured to control a focus lens in response to a user's input operation. An edge detecting unit is configured to detect edge components from an image signal obtained by the image pickup device and to output detection levels of tine detected edge components. A color signal replacement unit is configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level with a predetermined color signal when the detection level satisfies a predetermined condition. A display unit is configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Patent number: 8988589
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus uses an image pickup device. A manual focus adjusting unit is configured to control a focus lens in response to a user's input operation. An edge detecting unit is configured to detect edge components from an image signal obtained by the image pickup device and to output detection levels of the detected edge components. A color signal replacement unit is configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level with a predetermined color signal when the detection level satisfies a predetermined condition. A display unit is configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Publication number: 20140002716
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus uses an image pickup device. A manual focus adjusting unit is configured to control a focus lens in response to a user's input operation. An edge detecting unit is configured to detect edge components from an image signal obtained by the image pickup device and to output detection levels of the detected edge components. A color signal replacement unit is configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level with a predetermined color signal when the detection level satisfies a predetermined condition. A display unit is configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Patent number: 8576328
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus uses an image pickup device. A manual focus adjusting unit is configured to control a focus lens in response to a user's input operation. An edge detecting unit is configured to detect edge components from an image signal obtained by the image pickup device and to output detection levels of the detected edge components. A color signal replacement unit is configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level with a predetermined color signal when the detection level satisfies a predetermined condition. A display unit is configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Patent number: 8235754
    Abstract: A terminal block, configured to be connected to a plurality of first card edge terminals arranged at a peripheral edge part of a first main surface of a substrate and a plurality of second card edge terminals arranged at a peripheral edge of one of a second main surface of the substrate and the first main surface of the substrate, has a base formed with an insertion port to which the peripheral edge of the substrate is inserted, and a plurality of first and second terminals arranged on the base. Each of the plurality of first terminals has a first supporting portion arranged on the first main surface side of the substrate and extended in a normal direction of the first and second main surfaces of the substrate inserted to the insertion port, and a first contacting portion formed from the first supporting portion to contact the first card edge terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kume
  • Publication number: 20110177723
    Abstract: A terminal block, configured to be connected to a plurality of first card edge terminals arranged at a peripheral edge part of a first main surface of a substrate and a plurality of second card edge terminals arranged at a peripheral edge of one of a second main surface of the substrate and the first main surface of the substrate, has a base formed with an insertion port to which the peripheral edge of the substrate is inserted, and a plurality of first and second terminals arranged on the base. Each of the plurality of first terminals has a first supporting portion arranged on the first main surface side of the substrate and extended in a normal direction of the first and second main surfaces of the substrate inserted to the insertion port, and a first contacting portion formed from the first supporting portion to contact the first card edge terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kume
  • Publication number: 20110122286
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus uses an image pickup device. A manual focus adjusting unit is configured to control a focus lens in response to a user's input operation. An edge detecting unit is configured to detect edge components from an image signal obtained by the image pickup device and to output detection levels of the detected edge components. A color signal replacement unit is configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level with a predetermined color signal when the detection level satisfies a predetermined condition. A display unit is configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Patent number: 7898595
    Abstract: A method for converting frames that can display smooth moving images is provided. A memory (16) to which image data of frames in the NTSC format is written is provided. A memory controller (14) for retrieving image data of an odd field and an even field from the memory (16) every odd field period and even field period in the frame period of the PAL format is provided. An interpolating circuit (76) is provided. The interpolating circuit (76) mixes the image data of the odd field retrieved by the memory controller (14) and image data of a next odd field at a predetermined ratio to output as image data of an odd field in the frame period of the PAL format, and mixes the retrieved image data of the even field and image data of a next even field at a predetermined ratio to output as image data of an even field in the frame period of the PAL format. A coefficient-generating circuit (73) for changing the mixing ratios in the interpolating circuit (76) every field period of the PAL format is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kume, Shinya Ishii, Tokuichiro Yamada, Yoshinori Tomita
  • Patent number: 7889270
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus using a solid image pickup device includes a manual focus adjusting unit configured to control the position of a focus lens in response to a user's input operation; an edge detecting unit configured to detect edge components of each pixel from an image signal obtained by image pickup and to output detection levels of the detected edge components; a color signal replacement unit configured to replace a signal of a pixel corresponding to the detection level or signals of pixels in a predetermined range containing the corresponding pixel on the image signal with a predetermined color signal when the detection level is equal to or higher than a predetermined value; and a display unit configured to display an image based on an output image signal from the color signal replacement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tokuichiro Yamada, Tsutomu Kume
  • Patent number: 7884873
    Abstract: An image pickup device includes a display that displays one of image data including an operation menu or operation key image data representing operation keys; an external output section that outputs the image data including the operation menu to the outside; an output state detector that detects that the external output section is in a state capable of outputting the image data to the outside; a display data instruction section that instructs to display the operation key image data on the display and to display the image data including the operation menu on an external display device, which is an output destination of the image data in the external output section, when the external output section is detected to be in the capable state, and instructs to display the image data including the operation menu on the display when the external output section is not detected to be in the capable state; a display data supply that supplies one of the display or the external output section with one of the image data incl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shiota, Kazuhiko Nishiwaki, Tetsuya Oda, Makoto Omata, Kazunori Takagi, Kanako Tamamatsu, Motoki Kobayashi, Ryoko Amano, Kumiko Tsukuda, Tsutomu Kume, Hidefumi Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 7671913
    Abstract: A circuit for converting the format of image data, the motion of the image data being smooth, includes a memory (16) to which moving image data in the NTSC format is written; a memory controller (14) retrieving respective signals, from the memory (16), required for producing image data of an odd field and an even field in the PAL format; line-interpolating circuits (73) and (74) converting retrieved image data into first image data and second image, respectively, both image data having the line frequency of the PAL format; a frame-interpolating circuit (75) outputting the image data of the odd field in the PAL format by mixing image data of the odd field of the first image data and image data of the odd field of the second image data at a predetermined mixing ratio, and outputting the image data of the even field in the PAL format by mixing image data of the even field of the first image data and image data of the even field of the second image data at a predetermined mixing ratio; and a coefficient-generatin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kume, Tokuichiro Yamada