Patents by Inventor Tsuyoshi Kobayashi

Tsuyoshi 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).

  • Patent number: 11867665
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a first member and a first vibrating element. The first member includes at least one selected from the group consisting of metal and ceramic. The first vibrating element includes a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer provided between the first electrode and the first member, and a second electrode provided between the piezoelectric layer and the first member and being in contact with the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Tomio Ono, Norihiko Tanaka, Tomonori Abe
  • Publication number: 20230384464
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of pixels each including a conversion element, and a shielding layer covering the conversion element, wherein the shielding layer is provided to cover at least a part of an aperture of the conversion element so that an aperture modulated transfer function (MTF) at a predetermined frequency of a signal obtained from the conversion element becomes less than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: TSUYOSHI KOBAYASHI, TAKANORI TAYA, JUN KAWANABE
  • Patent number: 11823441
    Abstract: A machine learning apparatus for extracting a region from an input image, comprises: an inference unit configured to output the region by inference processing for the input image; and an augmentation unit configured to, in learning when learning of the inference unit is performed based on training data, perform data augmentation by increasing the number of input images constituting the training data, wherein the augmentation unit performs the data augmentation such that a region where image information held by the input image is defective is not included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230299870
    Abstract: An information leakage prevention shield device includes a control unit to output a frequency setting signal for setting a filter frequency for an electromagnetic wave emitted from a device, and a modulation signal based on a time variation pattern for sequentially instructing a plurality of different transmission characteristics over time, and a dynamic electromagnetic-wave filter having a filter frequency set by a frequency setting signal from the control unit, having the plurality of different transmission characteristics over time set by the modulation signal from the control unit, to transmit an electromagnetic wave other than the filter frequency set by the frequency setting signal, and to have the plurality of different transmission characteristics over time set by the modulation signal with respect to the filter frequency set by the frequency setting signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi FURUYA, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11698061
    Abstract: A vibration body unit includes: a vibration body; an inner cylinder that surrounds a circumference of the vibration body and that is elastically deformable; an outer cylinder that surrounds a circumference of the inner cylinder and that has an attachment section which is attached to a base part; a plurality of first spacers that are interposed between the vibration body and the inner cylinder and that are arranged to be spaced in a circumferential direction; and a plurality of second spacers that are interposed between the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder and that are arranged to be spaced in a circumferential direction, wherein the plurality of first spacers and the plurality of second spacers are arranged such that at least part of each of the plurality of first spacers faces each of the plurality of second spacers in a radial direction across the inner cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11692819
    Abstract: A sensor includes a first element part having a first member and a first element. The first member is a acoustic tubular waveguide and extends along a first direction. The acoustic tubular waveguide includes a first opening and a second opening. A direction from the second opening toward the first opening is along the first direction. The first element includes a vibratile first membrane, and a first supporter supporting the first membrane. The second opening is between the first opening and the first membrane in the first direction. The sensor may be a Piezoelectric Micro electro mechanical systems Ultrasonic Transducer and may be used for inspecting paper and/or resin including detecting thickness of a fed through banknote and/or the presence of foreign matter thereon such as tape. An optical element may alternatively measure the vibration of a membrane from acoustic through transmission instead of an acoustic receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Itsumi, Tomio Ono, Yutaka Nakai, Noriko Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Akiko Hirao, Yasuharu Hosono, Mitsunaga Saito
  • Publication number: 20230206404
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is provided that includes: an obtaining unit is configured to obtain a first radiation image of an object to be examined; and a generating unit configured to, by inputting the first radiation image obtained by the obtaining unit into a learned model, generate a second radiation image in which noise is reduced compared to the first radiation image, wherein the learned model is obtained by training using training data that includes a radiation image obtained by adding noise with attenuated high-frequency components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11610676
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a plurality of identifiers that discriminates whether abnormal data that is information indicating an abnormal value is included in treatment data and detects the abnormal data; and a hardware processor that: customizes evaluation data used when evaluating discrimination accuracy of the plurality of identifiers; calculates the discrimination accuracy of each of the plurality of identifiers using the evaluation data customized by the hardware processor; and selects one identifier out of the plurality of identifiers as an identifier used for discrimination based on a calculation result by the hardware processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Matsumoto, Hitoshi Futamura, Satoshi Kasai, Shinsuke Katsuhara, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230079884
    Abstract: A sonic inspection device according to an embodiment includes: a sonic probe that includes a transducer configured to perform at least one of transmitting a sound wave and receiving a sound wave and has a sonic function surface constituting at least one of a transmitting surface of the sound wave and a receiving surface of the sound wave; a contact member that includes a couplant and a sheet-shaped member, the couplant having a first surface, which is in contact with the sonic function surface of the sonic probe directly or while interposing an intermediate member, and a second surface on an opposite side of the first surface, and containing an elastomer, and the sheet-shaped member laminated with the couplant to be in contact with the second surface and containing a polymer; and a loading mechanism configured to apply a load to the contact member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriko YAMAMOTO, Akiko HIRAO, Tomio ONO, Yutaka NAKAI, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230082044
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image obtainer that obtains captured images captured with a camera in a time series, an accumulator that accumulates movement information about a moving object in the captured images in the time series, a calculator that calculates movement information about the moving object based on the captured images in the time series obtained by the image obtainer, a comparator that compares the movement information about the moving object calculated by the calculator with the movement information about the moving object accumulated by the accumulator, a determiner that determines, based on a result of comparison of the movement information about the moving object performed by the comparator, whether the moving object being a target for the comparison performed by the comparator shows abnormal movement, and an output unit that outputs a result of determination performed by the determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Inventors: Ayana TSUJI, Takashi OHTA, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Toshifumi KISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20230076916
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a first member and a first vibrating element. The first member includes at least one selected from the group consisting of metal and ceramic. The first vibrating element includes a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer provided between the first electrode and the first member, and a second electrode provided between the piezoelectric layer and the first member and being in contact with the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Tomio ONO, Norihiko TANAKA, Tomonori ABE
  • Publication number: 20230075106
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a first vibrating element and a second vibrating element. The first vibrating element is configured to vibrate at a first peak frequency. An intensity of a vibration of the first vibrating element is highest at the first peak frequency. The second vibrating element is configured to vibrate at a second peak frequency lower than the first peak frequency. An intensity of a vibration of the second vibrating element is highest at the second peak frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Tomio ONO, Norihiko TANAKA, Tomonori ABE
  • Publication number: 20230022682
    Abstract: Expandable methyl methacrylate resin particles capable of providing a foamed molded product which has excellent surface quality and with which a residue hardly remains after burning are provided. The expandable methyl methacrylate resin particles contain a base resin and a blowing agent. The base resin includes, as constitutional units, a specific amount of a methyl methacrylate unit, a specific amount of an acrylic ester unit, and a specific amount of a constitutional unit derived from a crosslinking agent. The expandable methyl methacrylate resin particles have a volume-average particle size of 0.30 mm to 0.50 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Kirito Suzuki, Taro Kiguchi
  • Publication number: 20220378689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fragrance or flavor composition comprising a fragrance or flavor component acting on at least one olfactory receptor polypeptide selected from the group consisting of (a) OR2C1 and OR4Q3, and (b) polypeptides which comprise an amino acid sequence sharing an identity of at least 80% with the amino acid sequence of any of the polypeptides in (a) and which are responsive to at least one offensive odor-causing substance selected from the group consisting of trans-2-nonenal, trans-2-octenal, 1-octen-3-one, 1,5-octadien-3-one, 1-octen-3-ol and 1,5-octadien-3-ol to suppress the response intensity of the olfactory receptor polypeptide(s) to at least one of the offensive odor-causing substances, and also relates to a product comprising this fragrance or flavor composition and a method for suppressing offensive odors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Takasago International Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi MIHARA, Yukari KUWAHARA, Azusa MIKI, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI, Kenya ISHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220370987
    Abstract: A catalyst for decomposition of hydrocarbons that is hard to cause deterioration of catalytic properties and suitable for producing hydrogen in a highly efficient manner for a long period is provided. The catalyst for the decomposition of hydrocarbons includes a nickel-containing layer exposed on a support layer selected from the group consisting of iron, cast iron, steel, copper, nickel, copper alloy, and iron nickel alloy. The catalyst for decomposition of hydrocarbons is produced by contacting a raw material of the catalyst with methane gas at an elevated temperature of 800° C. for 4 to 72 hours with an average residence time beyond 14 minutes. The catalyst further includes an interlayer comprising copper between the support layer and the nickel-containing layer, or the support layer is copper or copper alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Ryoseki IHARA, Hiroyuki AMANO, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220328973
    Abstract: An FSS unit element includes: multiple conductors extending outward from the central portion of the FSS unit element; and at least one circuit element connected to the multiple conductors at the central portion of the FSS unit element, and disposed with fewer than the number of the multiple conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi FURUYA, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220299317
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a position of a substrate, includes: acquiring primary positional data indicating the positions of the edge portions (S31); acquiring secondary positional data indicating the positions of the edge portions after a stage has been moved (S33); calculating, using the primary positional data and the secondary positional data, difference amounts between the positions of the edge portions before the stage has been moved and the positions of the edge portions after the stage has been moved; and calculating an optical magnification ratio of each of the edge portions from each of the difference amounts and an amount of movement of the stage and correcting each of the positions of the edge portions of the primary positional data based on the calculated optical magnification ratio of each of the edge portions, thereby acquiring corrected positional data (S34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Toru Yuki, Kisato Hirata
  • Publication number: 20220251808
    Abstract: An evaluation system for a work machine includes a work implement, a support unit for the work implement, a cylinder that causes the work implement to move with respect to the support unit, and an evaluation unit that evaluates a degree of fatigue of the support unit based on an axial force of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuro MIYOSHI, Tsuyoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220175331
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising a region extraction unit configured to perform region extraction processing of extracting a region from an input image acquired based on a radiographed image, wherein the region extraction unit comprises: a reduction unit configured to perform reduction processing for the input image to generate a reduced image; an inference unit configured to perform inference processing of, using the reduced image as an input, outputting an inferred image obtained by inferring the region in the reduced image; an enlargement unit configured to perform enlargement processing for the inferred image to generate an enlarged image; and a post-processing unit configured to perform post-processing of extracting the region from the enlarged image based on a feature of a shape of the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220172461
    Abstract: A machine learning apparatus for extracting a region from an input image, comprises: an inference unit configured to output the region by inference processing for the input image; and an augmentation unit configured to, in learning when learning of the inference unit is performed based on training data, perform data augmentation by increasing the number of input images constituting the training data, wherein the augmentation unit performs the data augmentation such that a region where image information held by the input image is defective is not included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi