Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Yoshioka

Yasuhiro Yoshioka 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: 20190263249
    Abstract: An engine starting system for starting an engine promptly during propulsion without reducing a drive force. When a condition to crank the engine is satisfied during propulsion in a neutral stage, torque is applied to an input rotary element to crank the engine by reducing a rotational speed of a control rotary element by increasing a torque capacity of a first engagement device to utilize an inertial force of the free rotary element as a reaction force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayoshi KAWAI, Naoto Kato, Naoya Takagi, Yasuhiro Kuze, Teruhiko Miyake, Teppei Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20190218516
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing: a method for producing brown adipocytes, osteoblasts, cartilage cells, neural cells, or cardiac cells from somatic cells without performing artificial gene transfer; brown adipocytes, osteoblasts, cartilage cells, neural cells, or cardiac cells; or a composition including a combination of chemical substances that can be used for the aforementioned production method. An example of the present invention is a method for producing brown adipocytes, osteoblasts, cartilage cells, neural cells, or cardiac cells including a step for culturing somatic cells in the presence or absence of an inhibitor or activator selected from the group consisting of an ALK5 inhibitor, an ALK6 inhibitor, an AMPK inhibitor, a cAMP activator, an ALK2 inhibitor, an ALK3 inhibitor, a GSK3 inhibitor, and an Erk inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Kyoto Prefectural Public University Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta MURAKAMI, Yasuhiro YOSHIOKA, Ping DAI, Toshikazu YOSHIKAWA, Yoshinori HARADA
  • Patent number: 10312621
    Abstract: A male terminal metal fitting including a male connector, a female terminal metal fitting including a female connector, and a holding structure that generates holding force therebetween are included. The holding structure includes two first holding bodies that are arranged between the male connector and the female connector in a region and that become contact points therebetween, two second holding bodies that are arranged between the male connector and the female connector in a region and that become contact points therebetween, and a third holding body that is arranged on an opposite side of the first holding bodies in a cylinder axis direction with respect to the second holding bodies and that becomes a contact point between the male connector and the female terminal metal fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshikazu Yoshioka, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Ato Nakano
  • Publication number: 20190135103
    Abstract: A vehicle control system, in which that maintains a reaction force against the backward movement of a vehicle while preventing an overheating of a motor due to phase lock of the motor. When a thermal load on a specific phase of the motor exceeds a threshold value, a controller execute a phase shift control to reduce a thermal load on a specific phase of the motor by changing a rotational angle of the motor, while interrupting torque transmission between the motor and wheels and generating the torque to stop the vehicle by the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KUZE, Naoya TAKAGI, Teruhiko MIYAKE, Naoto KATO, Takayoshi KAWAI, Teppei YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 9542720
    Abstract: Captured or input image data is converted into an image of a size of a specific number of pixels. Then, predetermined plural types of different effects are applied to image data obtained through the conversion. Several types of image data items with the applied effects are arranged and simultaneously displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimomura, Yuka Jingushi, Hidehiro Komatsu, Akira Nishiyama, Noribumi Shibayama, Ryoko Amano, Miyuki Shirakawa, Kazuya Takeuchi, Takeshi Tanigawa, Daichi Yagi, Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9189887
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that calculates a similarity between a plurality of pieces of content stored in a content storage unit, stores content information including information of the similarity obtained by the similarity calculation, generates a virtual three-dimensional display screen for content selection on the basis of stored content information, and allows selection of a piece of content from the virtual three-dimensional display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9007508
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a camera unit that captures image data; a display unit that displays the image data captured by the camera unit; a control unit that sets a photographing target region specified at a desired position on a screen of the display unit, and instructs the camera unit to start photographing when a photographing target is detected in the photographing target region in the image data captured by the camera unit; and a memory unit that stores an image captured by the camera unit after the instruction to start photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8780043
    Abstract: An information selecting apparatus includes a CPU and a controller capable of performing a direction input. An arbitrary item is selected from a plurality of items by a direction input by means of an analog joystick, for example. When it is determined that a predetermined series of direction input operations is performed, at least one item out of selection items is switched to another item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20140104319
    Abstract: Captured or input image data is converted into an image of a size of a specific number of pixels. Then, predetermined plural types of different effects are applied to image data obtained through the conversion. Several types of image data items with the applied effects are arranged and simultaneously displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro SHIMOMURA, Yuka Jingushi, Hidehiro Komatsu, Akira Nishiyama, Noribumi Shibayama, Ryoko Amano, Miyuki Shirakawa, Kazuya Takeuchi, Takeshi Tanigawa, Daichi Yagi, Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20130258160
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that includes a camera unit that captures image data; a display unit that displays the image data captured by the camera unit; a control unit that sets a photographing target region specified at a desired position on a screen of the display unit, and instructs the camera unit to start photographing when a photographing target is detected in the photographing target region in the image data captured by the camera unit; and a memory unit that stores an image captured by the camera unit after the instruction to start photographing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro YOSHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20120062550
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that calculates a similarity between a plurality of pieces of content stored in a content storage unit, stores content information including information of the similarity obtained by the similarity calculation, generates a virtual three-dimensional display screen for content selection on the basis of stored content information, and allows selection of a piece of content from the virtual three-dimensional display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 7977040
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat developable photosensitive material comprising at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent for silver ions and binder on one surface of a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Takayoshi Oyamada, Eiichi Okutsu
  • Patent number: 7884802
    Abstract: An information selecting apparatus includes a computer, and makes a user select an arbitrary item from a plurality of items by a direction input of the user. Each of the items is assigned to a direction based on an input frequency, for example. In a case that a direction input is performed by means of a polygonal guide, the items are assigned to directions corresponding to the vertexes of the guide and directions corresponding to the parts except for the vertexes. For example, a high-frequency item is assigned to the direction corresponding to the vertex, or a range of the direction assigned to the high-frequency item is relatively made larger. Furthermore, when a direction corresponding to the vertex is input, items assigned to the parts except for the vertexes may temporarily be assigned to other vertexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7608391
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, and a non-photosensitive layer, wherein the non-photosensitive layer includes at least a polymer matting agent having a refractive index of from 1.51 to 1.56 and a glass transition temperature of 90° C. or higher. A photothermographic material which is excellent in film surface properties and photographic properties is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7553960
    Abstract: The present invention provides a phthalocyanine compound represented by the following formula (PC-1): Formula (PC-1) (wherein M represents a hydrogen atom or a metal atom, R1, R4, R5, R8, R9, R12, R13, and R16 each represents independently a hydrogen atom or a substituent, at least one of R1, R4, R5, R8, R9, R12, R13, and R16 is a group represented by formula (II), and R2, R3, R6, R7, R10, R11, R14, and R15 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent); —SO2R17??Formula (II) (wherein R17 represents an alkyl group, aryl group or a heterocyclic group having a hydrophilic group). A novel phthalocyanine compound having high durability and useful as a functional dye is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Yamamoto, Masahiko Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Takanori Hioki, Hideo Hanawa
  • Patent number: 7429444
    Abstract: The present invention provides a black and white photothermographic material including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, and a binder on a support, wherein the black and white photothermographic material contains a compound represented by the following formula (1) and at least one compound represented by a formula selected from the group consisting of the following formulae (2), (3), (4), and (5): wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent which substitutes for a hydrogen atom on a benzene ring; and R5 represents an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group; An image forming method using the black and white photothermographic material and a fluorescent intensifying screen is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7425409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photothermographic material having, on at least one side of a support, an image forming layer including at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent, and a binder, and a non-photosensitive layer, wherein the photothermographic material includes at least one polymer selected from a polycycloolefin, a cycloolefin copolymer, or a copolymer of olefin and maleimide or maleamide. A photothermographic material which is excellent in film surface properties and photographic properties is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20080222571
    Abstract: An information selecting apparatus includes a CPU and a controller capable of performing a direction input. An arbitrary item is selected from a plurality of items by a direction input by means of an analog joystick, for example. When it is determined that a predetermined series of direction input operations is performed, at least one item out of selection items is switched to another item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20080222318
    Abstract: An information selecting apparatus includes a computer, and makes a user select an arbitrary item from a plurality of items by a direction input of the user. Each of the items is assigned to a direction based on an input frequency, for example. In a case that a direction input is performed by means of a polygonal guide, the items are assigned to directions corresponding to the vertexes of the guide and directions corresponding to the parts except for the vertexes. For example, a high-frequency item is assigned to the direction corresponding to the vertex, or a range of the direction assigned to the high-frequency item is relatively made larger. Furthermore, when a direction corresponding to the vertex is input, items assigned to the parts except for the vertexes may temporarily be assigned to other vertexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20080057449
    Abstract: The present invention provides a black and white photothermographic material including, on at least one side of a support, at least a photosensitive silver halide, a non-photosensitive organic silver salt, a reducing agent for silver ions, a color developing agent, and a coupler, wherein the black and white photothermographic material includes at least two image forming layers including the photosensitive silver halide, in which a first image forming layer includes at least the reducing agent for silver ions, a second image forming layer includes at least the color developing agent, and a sensitivity difference between the first image forming layer and the second image forming layer is 0.2 or more when expressed by log E0 as a logarithmic value of an exposure value (E0) necessary for obtaining a one-half density for the sum of maximum density and fog.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Yasuaki Deguchi, Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Kouta Fukui