Patents by Inventor Tsuyoshi Kato

Tsuyoshi 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).

  • Patent number: 11910026
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that enable decoding of encoded data of an octree in various processing orders. The octree corresponding to point cloud data is encoded after the context is initialized for each layer of the octree. Further, a breadth-first order or a depth-first order is selected as the decoding order for the encoded data of the octree corresponding to point cloud data, and the encoded data is decoded in the selected decoding order. The present disclosure can be applied to an image processing apparatus, an electronic apparatus, an image processing method, a program, or the like, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Yano, Tsuyoshi Kato, Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami
  • Publication number: 20240034951
    Abstract: A fluorine-containing ether compound represented by the following formula (1) is provided. R2—CH2—R1—CH2OCH2CH(OH)—(CH2)n—CH(OH)CH2OCH2—R1—CH2—R2??(1) (in the formula (1), n is an integer of 2 to 6, R1 is a perfluoropolyether chain, R2 is —OCH2CH(OH)CH2O(CH2)mOH (m in the formula is an integer of 2 to 4)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Resonac Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya FUKUMOTO, Daisuke YAGYU, Tsuyoshi KATO, Katsumi MUROFUSHI
  • Publication number: 20240002743
    Abstract: What is provided is a fluorine-containing ether compound represented by the following formula. R1—R2—O—CH2—R3—CH2—O—R4—R5 (R3 is a perfluoropolyether chain; R2 is represented by Formula (2), R4 is represented by Formula (3), R1 and R5 are hydrogen atoms or Formula (4); a and b in Formula (2) are an integer of 0 to 2, c in Formula (2) is an integer of 2 to 5, d and e in Formula (3) are an integer of 0 to 2, f in Formula (3) is an integer of 2 to 5; at least one of b in Formula (2) and e in Formula (3) is 1 or more; and k in Formula (4) is an integer of 3 to 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KATO, Ayano ASANO, Natsumi SHIBATA, Daisuke YAGYU, Takuma KURODA, Naoya FUKUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240007668
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device and an image processing method capable of suppressing reduction in access speed to decoding results stored in a storage area. Coded data is decoded to generate a video frame including geometry data and a video frame including attribute data, of a point cloud expressing a three-dimensional object as a set of points. Using table information associating each of a plurality of valid points of the point cloud with each of a plurality of successive small areas in a storage area, the geometry data and the attribute data of the plurality of valid points are stored in the small area of the storage area, associated with the valid point in the table information. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an image processing device, an electronic device, an image processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KATO, Koji YANO
  • Patent number: 11845906
    Abstract: A fluorine-containing ether compound represented by the following formula (1). C6H6-n—[O—R1—O—CH2—R2—CH2—R3]n??(1) (in the formula (1), n is an integer of 2 or 3, R1 is any one of —CH2CH2—, —CH2CH2CH2— and —CH2CH(OH)CH2—, R2 is a perfluoropolyether chain, R3 is —OCH2CH(OH)CH2O(CH2)mOH (m in the formula is an integer of 2 to 4)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: RESONAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Fukumoto, Daisuke Yagyu, Tsuyoshi Kato, Katsumi Murofushi
  • Publication number: 20230386613
    Abstract: A method for evaluating a performance of a lubricating layer according to the present invention includes step of preparing a lubricant molecular model and a protective layer model, using quantum chemical calculation, step of performing molecular dynamics calculation of a lubricating layer initial model constructed from the lubricant molecular model and the protective layer model, and step of calculating an index of a degree of adsorption of lubricant molecules to the protective layer from a result of the molecular dynamics calculation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Kohei OCHIAI, Shohei NISHIZAWA, Yoshishige OKUNO, Tsuyoshi KATO
  • Publication number: 20230377100
    Abstract: A filter process is performed on point cloud data using a representative value of the point cloud data for each local region obtained by dividing a three-dimensional space. A two-dimensional plane image on which the point cloud data subjected to the filter process is projected is encoded, and a bitstream is generated. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an information processing apparatus, an image processing apparatus, electronic equipment, an information processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Koji YANO, Tsuyoshi KATO, Satoru KUMA, Ohji NAKAGAMI
  • Patent number: 11820742
    Abstract: There is provided a fluorine-containing ether compound represented by the following formula. R1—R2—CH2—R3—CH2—OCH2CH(OH)CH2O—CH2—R3—CH2—R4—R5 (in the formula. R3 represents a perfluoropolyether chain; R2 and R4 represent a divalent linking group having a polar group; R1 and R5 represent a terminal group bonded to an oxygen atom of R2 or R4; and at least one of R1 and R5 is any one selected from the group consisting of an alkenyl group having 2 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkynyl group having 3 to 8 carbon atoms, an aromatic hydrocarbon-containing group, and an aromatic heterocycle-containing group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Resonac Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Fukumoto, Tsuyoshi Kato, Katsumi Murofushi, Daisuke Yagyu, Shunya Suzuki, Ayano Asano
  • Patent number: 11820953
    Abstract: This fluorine-containing ether compound is a fluorine-containing ether compound represented by formula (1). R1—X—R2—CH2—R3—CH2—R4??(1) (In formula (1), R1 is an alkenyloxy group of 2 to 8 carbon atoms or an alkynyloxy group of 3 to 8 carbon atoms. R2 is represented by formula (2) shown below. In formula (2), a represents an integer of 1 to 3. X is represented by formula (3) shown below. In formula (3), b represents an integer of 1 to 5, Y is a divalent linking group that is bonded to a carbon atom in formula (2), and R represents an alkyl group of 1 to 6 carbon atoms or H. R3 represents a perfluoropolyether chain. R4 represents a terminal group containing two or three polar groups, wherein each polar group is bonded to a different carbon atom, and the carbon atoms to which the polar groups are bonded are bonded to each other via a linking group containing a carbon atom to which a polar group is not bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Resonac Corporation
    Inventors: Natsumi Shibata, Tsuyoshi Kato, Daisuke Yagyu, Shunya Suzuki, Masaki Nanko, Naoya Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 11790602
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing device and method capable of curbing coding efficiency reduction. On the basis of position information indicating positions of points of a point cloud in units of first regions, for each second region composed of a plurality of first regions, a neighboring pattern of each first region including the points is specified by identifying whether or not each neighboring region adjacent to a processing target region includes the points or is positioned outside the second region including the processing target region, a context is selected according to the specified neighboring pattern, and the position information is coded using the selected context. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an information processing device, an image processing device, a coding device, a decoding device, an electronic apparatus, an information processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Yano, Tsuyoshi Kato, Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami, Hiroyuki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11790567
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus and method that are capable of suppressing a decrease in encoding efficiency. When point cloud data is to be Octree-encoded, a point distribution of child nodes of a current node is updated in accordance with a peripheral point distribution around the current node, and then a sequence of signals is generated by performing Octree encoding with the updated point distribution. The present disclosure is applicable, for example, to information processing apparatuses, image processing apparatuses, electronic equipment, information processing methods, or programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ohji Nakagami, Koji Yano, Satoru Kuma, Tsuyoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11780303
    Abstract: A striker mounting structure is configured to mount a striker on a vehicle body. A hook fixed to a door is hooked to the striker. A reinforcement formed with an insertion hole may be attached to the vehicle body. An outer panel covering a reinforcement may include a striker mounting surface spaced from the reinforcement. A reinforcement member may be fixed to the striker and the striker mounting surface. Two or more connecting rods may extend from the reinforcement member. Each of the connecting rods may include locking portions, which are inserted in the insertion hole formed in the reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shu Nakamura, Hironori Tajima, Kazuhiko Sato, Mikio Nakashima, Hiroki Kawamura, Tsuyoshi Kato, Satoshi Maekawa, Hirokazu Shirouzu, Kanichi Saito
  • Patent number: 11767483
    Abstract: The fluorine-containing ether compound is represented by the following formula (1): R1—R2—CH2—R3—CH2—R4. In the formula (1), R1 is represented by the following formula (2), R2 is represented by the following formula (3), R3 is a perfluoropolyether chain, and R4 is an organic end group different from R1—R2— and contains two or three polar groups, wherein each polar group is bonded to a different carbon atom, and the carbon atoms to which the polar groups are bonded are bonded to one another via a linking group containing a carbon atom to which the polar group is not bonded. In the formula (2), R5 is an alkoxy group selected from the group consisting of a methoxy, an ethoxy and a propoxy group. In the formula (3), w is 2 or 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Resonac Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Yagyu, Naoya Fukumoto, Tsuyoshi Kato, Katsumi Murofushi
  • Publication number: 20230298214
    Abstract: 3D data representing a three-dimensional structure is divided into a plurality of pieces and encoded, an obtained plurality of divided bitstreams is multiplexed, and one bitstream including a separator indicating a position of a joint between the divided bitstreams is generated. Furthermore, a separator indicating a position of a joint between divided bitstreams obtained by dividing 3D data representing a three-dimensional structure into a plurality of pieces and encoding the plurality of divided pieces of the 3D data, which is included in a bitstream obtained by multiplexing a plurality of the divided bitstreams, is analyzed, and the bitstream is divided into every divided bitstream on the basis of information included in the analyzed separator, and decoded. Applications of the technology include being implemented in, for example, an information processing apparatus, an image processing apparatus, electronic equipment, an information processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ohji NAKAGAMI, Koji YANO, Satoru KUMA, Tsuyoshi KATO
  • Patent number: 11741575
    Abstract: A filter process is performed on point cloud data using a representative value of the point cloud data for each local region obtained by dividing a three-dimensional space. A two-dimensional plane image on which the point cloud data subjected to the filter process is projected is encoded, and a bitstream is generated. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, an information processing apparatus, an image processing apparatus, electronic equipment, an information processing method, a program, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Yano, Tsuyoshi Kato, Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami
  • Publication number: 20230257521
    Abstract: A fluorine-containing ether compound represented by the following formula (1) is provided. (In the formula (1), R1 is an alkoxy group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, R2 is a perfluoropolyether chain, R3 is —OCH2CH(OH)CH2O(CH2)mOH (m in the formula is an integer of 2 to 4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Naoya FUKUMOTO, Daisuke YAGYU, Tsuyoshi KATO, Katsumi MUROFUSHI
  • Patent number: 11721048
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging processing apparatus and method by which degradation of the quality due to two-dimensional projection of 3D data can be suppressed. All pieces of data for each position included in 3D data representative of a three-dimensional structure are projected to a two-dimensional plane of plural layers. Further, all pieces of data for each position of 3D data projected to a two-dimensional plane having the number of layers indicated by layer number information are projected to a three-dimensional space. The present disclosure can be applied, for example, to an information processing apparatus, an image processing apparatus, electronic equipment, an information processing method, and a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ohji Nakagami, Koji Yano, Satoru Kuma, Tsuyoshi Kato
  • Publication number: 20230242829
    Abstract: What is provided is a fluorine-containing ether compound represented by the following formula. R1—CH2—R2—CH2—OCH2CH(OH)CH2O—CH2—R3—CH2—R4 (In the formula, R2 and R3 are perfluoropolyether chains, and R1 and R4 are terminal groups having two or three polar groups, in which individual polar groups are bound to different carbon atoms and the carbon atoms to which the polar groups are bound are bound to each other via a linking group having a carbon atom to which the polar groups are not bound).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Natsumi SHIBATA, Naoya FUKUMOTO, Tsuyoshi KATO
  • Patent number: 11699248
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and method that can prevent an increase in the load of a decoding process for encoded data in a point cloud video-based approach. The parameters related to a plurality of point cloud models of a point cloud are transformed, a two-dimensional plane image onto which the plurality of point cloud models having the transformed parameters is projected is encoded, and a bitstream containing encoded data of the two-dimensional image and transform information that is information regarding the transform of the parameters is generated. The present disclosure can be applied to an information processing device, an image processing apparatus, an electronic apparatus, an information processing method, a program, or the like, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Kuma, Ohji Nakagami, Koji Yano, Tsuyoshi Kato
  • Publication number: 20230179797
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus and method, electronic device, and program enabling suppression of deterioration of image quality. A base video frame is generated in which a base patch is arranged, the base patch being obtained by projecting, on a two-dimensional plane for each partial region, a point cloud representing an object having a three-dimensional shape as a set of points, and an additional video frame is generated in which an additional patch is arranged, the additional patch being obtained by projecting, on the two-dimensional plane same as in a case of the base patch, a partial region including at least a part of the partial region corresponding to the base patch of the point cloud, with at least some of parameters made different from a case of the base patch. By encoding the generated base video frame and additional video frame, coded data is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kao HAYASHI, Ohji NAKAGAMI, Satoru KUMA, Koji YANO, Tsuyoshi KATO, Hiroyuki YASUDA